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Posts by Billthedrill

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    08/30/2016 4:54:43 PM PDT · 13 of 23
    Billthedrill to ameribbean expat
    Heck, I was a 19th century Middie. Well, it seems like it, anyway.

    Not one of those young men could have explained why the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor. So I'd call it even.

  • The Only Reason to Vote For ZOT Just Vanished

    08/30/2016 4:50:02 PM PDT · 8 of 116
    Billthedrill to Benny Huang

    Trump’s position hasn’t changed. But yours may be about to.

  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Mount Everest climb

    08/30/2016 4:40:17 PM PDT · 14 of 21
    Billthedrill to freedumb2003
  • Can We Save Venice Before It’s Too Late?

    08/30/2016 3:31:36 PM PDT · 89 of 92
    Billthedrill to C19fan
    Why not just move it to Arizona, brick by brick? For one thing that would clear up that ridiculous flooding problem they appear to have in the streets. Apparently the rest of Venus is like that too.


  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map

    08/30/2016 10:18:59 AM PDT · 34 of 36
    Billthedrill to null and void
    Great article, and thanks for posting. The Snow map is Epidemiology 101, one of the most remarkable acts of street-level analysis in all of science.

    The Haiti map is utterly damning. That open pool of sewage is absolutely damning. That the strain is Asian in origin is conclusive. That an organization as large and corrupt as the UN has been able to deflect blame is outrageous. That Haitians continue to die of a preventable disease is appalling. That the Clinton Foundation has diverted funds intended for that relief is, sadly, all too believable.

  • New Emails: Clinton’s State Department Gave Special Access to Foundation Donors

    08/30/2016 9:56:17 AM PDT · 5 of 17
    Billthedrill to detective

    And in reply we get Donna Brazile waving her hands and saying it’s all perfectly normal, that it’s how business is conducted in DC. That’s a little like Al Capone saying that about Chicago. Even if he’s correct, he’s still a criminal.

  • “What happened? What the hell happened!?”

    08/30/2016 9:48:06 AM PDT · 31 of 82
    Billthedrill to pabianice
    The "Trump wants to return us to the 50's" meme appears to be making the rounds. I do wish certain authors could come up with their own material.

    It may be the better part of two decades on FR that is speaking here, but I don't get the sense that very many people are suddenly waking up from anything, shocked at the political watershed that is the 2016 election. If there is any surprise involved it is that the Constitution has managed to survive even in shreds for as long as it has.

    There is, to be sure, a sense of dismay at how quickly the Left has become intolerably totalitarian once its more activist elements have achieved power enough to force the issue. I hear that dismay on the progressive side of the aisle as well. There is a bit of shock at how big government has become and how little its concern is for the governed compared to concern for its entrenched ruling class. But there is also a studied and jaded disinterest in that class being subject to the dictates of the people it rules - that word being now in the open and treated as if it were normal. And a lack of outrage at just how incredibly corrupt and criminal that class has become.

    It is not shock that I perceive so much as the lack of it, and that's a problem, because people who wave their hands dismissively at the corruption, saying "it's always been like that and there's nothing to be done about it" - they are no part of any solution.

  • White House announces massive changes in bid to head off ObamaCare disaster

    08/30/2016 9:32:33 AM PDT · 15 of 39
    Billthedrill to circlecity
    Sorry but with a 8 to 10 thousand dollar deductible you are not “covered” for anything but a catastrophic situation.

    You beat me to that one. As a fellow about to retire before Medicare kicks in - that would be "mandatory" Medicare, even if you don't take any money - I found myself actually checking the marketplace for an acceptable health plan. And what you state is precisely what I found.

    Premiums are up - for a plan comparable to the one I had at the beginning of the 0bama administration's insufferable meddling, whose premium was on the order of $200 per month, I now may enjoy a premium of between $730 and $1000 dollars, with higher deductibles and co-pays, and less actual medicine covered. If "more" people are now covered, it's because everyone's blanket is threadbare. It didn't have to be this way.

    The solutions proposed by the 0bama administration are principally, and typically, to double down - the patient pays more and gets less. It's really very simple: people who can afford nothing better than a plan with a $5000 co-pay don't have the $5000 in the bank to cover care. To represent them as having coverage now where they didn't before is simply a lie.

  • The racial grievance left’s crazy train picking up speed(Choo Choo!)

    08/30/2016 9:21:00 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    Billthedrill to rktman
    So will these people like Ms. Revoyr ever give up making things up about racial animosities? Answer: not any time soon, because there is a market for what they’re cranking out, it’s extremely addictive, and just like cocaine as long as people keep buying people like Ms. Revoyr will keep pushing.

    Not for nothing is it called the "racial grievance industry". There's gold in them thar hills, enough to build careers on.

    I wonder, though, if Revoyr realizes how incredibly patronizing her case actually is? Narratives on deliberate vacuities such as "people of color" treat their subjects as little children frightened of hobgoblins. If there actually is a single black individual who cannot view a tree without visualizing a noose hanging from it, that individual belongs in an institution, not with a keyboard clutched in trembling fingers. Give it a rest, f'Petessake.

  • How Can You Love Guns Knowing They Kill So Many People?

    08/30/2016 9:01:42 AM PDT · 76 of 146
    Billthedrill to rktman
    Lefties like to throw the term "gun culture" around as if it had a meaning outside their own packaged set of prejudices and fantasies. Some of these are little more than calculated insults: how many woman shooters, for example, can be credibly accused of attempting to compensate for small penises by owning firearms? There is quite a bit more to possession of firearms than two-bit amateur psychiatry, and quite a bit less than any overarching "culture".

    If there are commonalities in behavior that deserve that promotion, the first of these has to be a near-obsessive (and necessary) focus on safety, the second scrupulous obedience to even the most absurd laws, and the third, a sense that an individual citizen can, in fact, be entrusted with a potentially dangerous object. These have very little to do with the knuckle-dragging, AK-brandishing lunatics that constitute the MSM stereotype.

    The issue has gone political, and the political has gone tribal, and there is very little real crossover that does not consist of hyper-emotional accusation and an adamant refusal to consider not only the views of the other side but the actual data. How, for example, does one respond to the premise that gun owners "love" their possessions that is in the title? Here rhetoric has leapfrogged reason and there isn't any turning back - (there's a reason the Greeks taught them as separate subjects). One doesn't. The answer is to let the critics try it (and experience that focus on safety and that obedience to the law) and discover what the author discovered: it's fun. And it's useful. And nobody around them is contemplating mass murder unless it's themselves.

  • UK must pay for Brexit or EU is in 'deep trouble', says German minister

    08/30/2016 8:17:14 AM PDT · 22 of 58
    Billthedrill to Lorianne

    Manumission costs money. Slaves aren’t cheap.

  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:02:22 PM PDT · 2 of 45
    Billthedrill to COBOL2Java

    Harrison never spoke his name aloud. Neither will I.

  • Why Do I Carry? Because Thugs Like These Will Shoot You For Making Eye Contact

    08/29/2016 3:43:14 PM PDT · 2 of 108
    Billthedrill to detective

    Yuk it up, guys. A long, hard rain is about to fall.

  • Trump: Kaepernick 'should find a country that works better for him'

    08/29/2016 3:03:39 PM PDT · 8 of 74
    Billthedrill to monkapotamus
    What has this country ever given him? Except for the $12 million just to show up at work, that is. And the $114 million to play a game, $19 million a year, $61 million of which is guaranteed? I mean, it's not like he's rich or privileged or anything!

    There's all sorts of countries in which he could be rewarded equally well for his athletic prowess and his willingness to insult every veteran in the place. I'm listing them here:

    Yeah, those.

  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 2:57:57 PM PDT · 36 of 42
    Billthedrill to Brandonmark

    Good news. If they won’t see the light, let them feel the heat.

  • Angela Merkel Assassination Attempt Thwarted In Prague Amid Protests Over Refugee Quotas

    08/29/2016 2:47:56 PM PDT · 24 of 35
    Billthedrill to freedomlover
    He got the wrong end of a IED and died from septic wounds.

    That he did. The Doc who let it happen was one of Himmler's personal doctors, and subsequently ran experiments in wound sepsis on human subjects in Dachau to try to exonerate himself.

    The may or may not have named Operation Reinhardt after him - note the "t" at the end which was not actually in his name, leading most scholars to suspect that it was actually a coincidence. You may have heard of the extermination camps that were a part of this: Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, and Majdenec. He deserves that hideous legacy even if it wasn't named after him, because he was there at the Wannsee conference when it was all planned.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy demands border controls for thousands of migrants in Calais be shifted to Britain

    08/29/2016 2:17:02 PM PDT · 8 of 21
    Billthedrill to Lorianne

    OK, cede Calais to the UK and let the Brits take care of it. They owned the place from 1347 until 1558 and this sort of problem never happened when they were in charge.

  • Seriesly, folks, we need to be working on completing this FReepathon very soon. [Thread LX]

    08/29/2016 1:40:53 PM PDT · 108 of 172
    Billthedrill to Jim Robinson

    Holy guacamole! Checked the credit card charges and realized that I have a new expiration date. In for another couple of years as a monthly donor. FR rocks. Hooyah!

  • The Battle for America's Mind

    08/29/2016 1:32:54 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    Billthedrill to Billthedrill

    Sorry, “no facts that one can deny” should be “no facts that one cannot deny”. I blame my proofreader.

  • Gene Wilder, ‘Willie Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83.

    08/29/2016 1:28:06 PM PDT · 128 of 273
    Billthedrill to carriage_hill
    RIP Mr. Wilder. Watching him and Peter Boyle Puttin' On The Ritz is funny past all explanation. If you have to ask, you won't get it.

    And no, I don't think Blazing Saddles could be made today, which is a perfect reflection of just how crippling, constipated, anti-art, and anti-intellectual Political Correctness really is.

  • The Battle for America's Mind

    08/29/2016 1:16:09 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    Billthedrill to Kaslin
    Oh, my, we have been here before, haven't we? The real difficulty is that "common sense" subsumes how people actually behave despite how they want to make you think that they think, which is ideology. An example - hold a 20-lb rock over your bare foot. Now, certainly one can imagine circumstances under which dropping the rock won't hurt. But common sense tells you it will. So go ahead, drop the rock.

    Ah! Yes, I should think the visit to the emergency room might imply to the intelligent that there's a flaw in the theory that everything is subjective. The world is replete with lessons such as that. Are there, then, no facts? Well, no facts that one can deny, if one is capable of ignoring the cast on one's foot. No undeniable facts - but then that is a function of the denier, not the facts. In that sense, subjectivity reigns, but then it hurts like a bitch, doesn't it? And that's a fact.

    Really, in a less pampered time this discussion wouldn't merit the time taken to type it. It is not "feelings" that are intended to trump fact, but fantasies. We all have them. Some of them are fatal.

  • Is Earth being contacted by ALIENS? Mystery radio signals coming from a sun-like star

    08/29/2016 11:45:03 AM PDT · 28 of 86
    Billthedrill to Red Badger

    Dang it. Look, I'll be right back...


    08/29/2016 11:39:16 AM PDT · 35 of 54
    Billthedrill to shortstop

    It’s actually a very simple trick and I can’t believe the Left keeps getting away with it: two standards, one of which is that if there’s anything good about a progressive system (healthcare or literacy in Cuba, for example), it validates the complete goodness of that system, and if there’s anything bad you can find about this country’s system (a single instance of a “hate crime” even when it’s a fake), it completely invalidates that system. You accept that premise, the rest follows. When your President promotes that system, the rest follows. When it becomes academic canon, the rest follows. It’s a simple and blatant cheat, but through sheer dint of repetition it’s come to be regarded as fact.

  • Huma Cuts Off Weiner

    08/29/2016 10:52:29 AM PDT · 78 of 102
    Billthedrill to GreenHornet

    When you inform on the mob, you just disappear. Wiener knows what he’s dealing with here. Omerta.

  • Merkel: EU Nations Must Not Refuse Muslim Migrants

    08/29/2016 10:38:40 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    Billthedrill to C19fan

    I have to wonder about the translation, because it’s now “migrants” where once it was “refugees”. Obviously the terms under which the two are to be received are drastically different. Refugees aren’t supposed to be permanent. If, in fact, Merkel’s position is now that the Germans have to accept new citizens no matter where they come from and whatever their intentions once in country, then that’s a pretty significant marketing, but probably not in plan.

  • Huma Abedin Announces She's Splitting From Anthony Weiner

    08/29/2016 9:25:07 AM PDT · 32 of 60
    Billthedrill to Zakeet
    ...they always were the perfect all-American Democrat family couple.

    There are rumors that he may be heterosexual. Sorry, didn't mean to shock...

  • The death of neoliberalism and the crisis in western politics

    08/28/2016 8:23:59 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    Billthedrill to Lorianne
    An interesting thesis with some significant flaws, most of which involve an economist's attempt to bite off a bit more than his craft can chew. Certainly there is a strong economic and even class element in Trump's proposed programs but quite a bit more than that is going on. The tired, by now, "racist and xenophobic" complaint against his policies against unrestricted immigration of Muslims and Mexicans, for example, is painfully out of touch - at what point did either become a "race"? Immigration control is neither racism nor xenophobia, it is a nation's principal defense of boundaries, without which there is no nation.

    The author is much stronger, as we would hope, with respect to economic policy, and what it involves is rather more than production, consumption, and money flow. The term hyper-globalism (accurate, in my opinion) describes a set of policies followed by an self-identifying international political class that has managed to subsume both major U.S. parties and not a few of the U.K. parties as well if the author is to be taken at his word. That is why we have a "uniparty". The revolt against that has taken a very imprecise term of "populism" when it is actually very different from the class-based populism of, say, Henry Wallace, and it involves quite a bit more than what is described with equal imprecision as the working class. The revolt is not only economic, it is cultural, it is an expression that Marx was wrong, which was clear by 1917, that class solidarity is, in fact, not a function of proper class consciousness but trumped easily and repeatedly by nationalist tendencies. It is those nationalist tendencies that used to be a matter of apology and continue to be so in Europe that are rearing their heads and rebelling. In practice, "We Are The World" turned out to be as manipulative and destructive a lie as "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer".

    This is not an economic trend, nor is it a trend caused by economically-defined social classes. Neither is it fissiparous, especially in the United States. Here it is a revolt against the bitter Balkanization of the country into identity politics that has heretofore been so successful for Democrat machine politics, a transformation back into an American identity that is, to reclaim a stolen word, truly inclusive. That inclusion simply stops at the border. The really radical political and social concept here is the common-sense conclusion that there is nothing wrong with that. The hyper-globalists scream "Nazi" when they encounter it because that's all they have. It is nothing of the sort.

    But it is very threatening to the artificial construction of the EU to allow Brits to think of themselves as Brits, French as French, and the reflexive cry there is "Nazi" as well. Global economy, global demographics, global people, global government - it is a dream that has turned into a nightmare and it's time to wake up.

  • A New Home in Vonnegut’s Venezuela

    08/28/2016 5:29:51 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    Billthedrill to Kaslin
    Alfredo Serrano, a Marxist professor of economics...

    I had an economics professor tell me one time that the only place you'll find Marxist economists is in academia because if they try to run businesses on those precepts the businesses go broke. Countries do too, only slower. And they get to blame somebody else.

  • [Vanity] In all honesty, what would you do if someone burned the U.S. flag in front of you?

    08/28/2016 4:47:46 PM PDT · 6 of 64
    Billthedrill to GuavaCheesePuff
    Signed out all the way
    When you speak your mind out,
    Never say what you plan...
  • CNN’s John King on Hillary SOS Schedules Not Being Released Until After Election: "This Is Nuts"

    08/28/2016 3:21:51 PM PDT · 43 of 71
    Billthedrill to Biggirl

    Subpoena it and start jailing anyone who stonewalls. Getting tired of senior government officials informing us which laws they’re going to obey.

  • Outrage Mounts Over Refusal of NFL Quarterback to Stand for National Anthem

    08/28/2016 2:54:31 PM PDT · 28 of 76
    Billthedrill to drewh
    Out of curiosity I took a look at this poor guy's contract. $12 million signing bonus. $114 million over six years, which works out to $19 million a year, $61 million of which is guaranteed.

    To put a perspective on it, this is more money than Hillary has managed to amass through bribery in that same period of time. Surely a guy with that track record of oppression has earned the right to lecture us all on it. Or maybe not.

  • Newsweek: Why Do People Hate Hillary Clinton?

    08/28/2016 2:36:38 PM PDT · 71 of 116
    Billthedrill to drewh

    I don’t hate Hillary, I despise her, for the same reason I despise Benedict Arnold: she betrayed a position of trust for money and personal advancement. Bribery, soliciting bribery, money laundering, conspiracy, and destruction of evidence: this is only what can be substantiated in a single news broadcast. Why do people hate Hillary? Uh, because she’s a criminal?

  • Time Magazine: Hillary Clinton’s Reaction to Her Foundation Scandal Is Disastrous

    08/28/2016 2:29:37 PM PDT · 51 of 99
    Billthedrill to drewh
    The author clearly refuses to recognize the gravity of the very activities she listed.

    As I watch Hillary Clinton wish away the fallout of the Clinton Foundation’s unseemly ties with the State Department during her tenure as Secretary of State...

    Not "unseemly". Criminal. This is bribery and soliciting bribery. There is no grey area here and she was not "skirting" anything, she was flouting the law openly and shamelessly, secure in the knowledge that her political allies had complete control over every mechanism designed to constitute a check and balance, and would, (and have), lie, cheat, delay, cover up, and stonewall any attempt at law enforcement, and misrepresent, misdirect, and minimize her culpability. This is conspiracy.

    The numbers on the alleged pay-to-play are damning: as reported by the Associated Press, of 154 non-official meetings or phone calls on her schedule as Secretary of State, at least 85 of those individuals were private-sector donors who contributed up to $156 million to Clinton Foundation initiatives.

    Bad enough, and certainly criminal influence peddling, but there's more.

    Perhaps the worst example was when investors who profited from the Clinton State Department’s approval of a deal for Russia’s atomic energy agency’s acquisition of a fifth of America’s uranium mining rights subsequently pumped money into the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons subsequently did not fulfill the Obama administration’s request for public disclosure of foreign donations.

    Historians will immediately recognize the former as uncannily reminiscent of the Harding administration (cursed by history as one of the most corrupt ever) and its Teapot Dome scandal, for which a cabinet Secretary - Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior - was imprisoned. Bribery, influence peddling, and the systematic disappearance of evidence, it has "Hillary" written all over it:

    Optics matter when the issue is transparency. How ironic that Clinton defenders were quick to attack the AP’s report as cherry-picking from an insufficient sample when the AP had to sue the State Department for access to the limited records included in their investigation.

    The issue isn't transparency, nor is it "optics", it is blatant and highly lucrative criminal activity. Criminal activity - if the author cannot bring herself to say it she loses all credibility herself.

  • Three in five millennials think bar soap is gross: research firm

    08/28/2016 11:55:25 AM PDT · 115 of 185
    Billthedrill to Red in Blue PA

    Of course bar soap has germs on it. Germs are good for you. Anyone with a bias against Bacto-Americans is a bigot, that’s all.

  • Man Arrested After Assaulting Three People With Baseball Bat(WTH)

    08/28/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    Billthedrill to rktman
    When the man declined, the suspect brandished his bat and struck the victim in the arm.

    You know he wasn't a Mariner because it wasn't a swing and a miss...

  • The Race Card Cometh

    08/28/2016 11:39:58 AM PDT · 8 of 18
    Billthedrill to Kaslin
    She’s a corrupt bureaucrat, an insignificant senator and the worst cabinet official this side of Ramsey Clarke. She has nothing to run on, aside from how she uses the toilet.

    No real comment, I just wanted to read that again.

  • Op-Ed What's missing when you hike the California backcountry? People of color

    08/28/2016 11:34:32 AM PDT · 40 of 125
    Billthedrill to PROCON
    What's missing mostly is people, period. That's sort of the point of being there.

    That said, the government needs to get involved to resolve this inequity. If "people of color" don't want to backpack, then make them. We could call it, oh, I don't know, The Army or something.

  • Why Bernie Sanders would be an exccellent president [ZOT! Feel the bern]

    08/28/2016 11:18:31 AM PDT · 30 of 118
    Billthedrill to montypythonsflyingcircus
    Yep. We're all pretty much Bernie fans around here. I mean, who prints the money? The government, that's who. We'd all be rich if they only printed enough for everybody to be a millionaire. It's just selfishness, that's all. And if everyone were an millionaire, everything would be free. So you wouldn't need the money.

    I'm pretty much for an alternate view of everything because that's what us progressives do. For example, everybody thinks that kids should get graded in school. What if they don't? Then they'd all be free from oppression. Everybody thinks it's wrong to bomb kiddies and their puppies and kittens from orbiting space stations containing nuclear weapons, but come on, let's have a little free thought around here - what if it's really cool? Have you ever heard anyone advocating it? No? It's because everybody is stuck into a conservative rut, that's why.

    Also nobody should have guns except the government because if you can't trust people who pay $500 for a toilet seat with guns, who can you trust? They would get more tax money that way too because you can get more with a smile and a gun than you can with just a smile. I think George Washington said that no it was Al Capone.

    So anyway I'm voting for Bernie for everything. Ponies and free candy and he'll make eclipses of the moon happen in the daytime so everybody can see them. What a wonderful world it would be if we just used our imagination!

  • Barbra Streisand claims she will relocate to AUSTRALIA if Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton

    08/28/2016 10:58:27 AM PDT · 6 of 122
    Billthedrill to DFG

    I’ll kick in a hunnert if she’ll make it Mars.

  • I like Tuesdays weather!!

    08/27/2016 7:12:27 PM PDT · 44 of 62
    Billthedrill to Jane Long

    Oh boy. I’m gonna want to buy some sun screen by Friday.

  • San Francisco 49ers Issue Statement After Colin Kaepernick Sits Through National Anthem

    08/27/2016 7:05:37 PM PDT · 75 of 163
    Billthedrill to Alberta's Child
    The $ 12 mil was a signing bonus. Six years, $114 million, works out to $19 million a year. Oh, and $61 mil is guaranteed.

    I'd love to be oppressed like that.

  • I like Tuesdays weather!!

    08/27/2016 6:58:50 PM PDT · 35 of 62
    Billthedrill to InterceptPoint
    This was a difficult and demanding job and eventually led to me committing suicide using a weather vane that I had filed to knife-like sharpness.

    Egad! You got better, didn't you?

  • I like Tuesdays weather!!

    08/27/2016 6:39:50 PM PDT · 24 of 62
    Billthedrill to djf
    Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
    Watch lights fade from every room.
    Bedsitter people look back and lament,
    Another day's useless energy spent.
    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
    Lonely man cries for love and has none.
    New mother picks up and suckles her son,
    Senior citizens wish they were young.
    Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
    Removes the colours from our sight.
    Red is grey and yellow white,
    But we decide which is right.
    And which is an illusion?

    I like Tuesday afternoon, myself.

  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Pensacola after mid-air engine failure

    08/27/2016 2:55:39 PM PDT · 22 of 75
    Billthedrill to FreedomPoster

    I think I see what the problem is. There’s a part missing.

  • Joe Biden headed to Clinton rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday

    08/27/2016 2:44:36 PM PDT · 15 of 29
    Billthedrill to 2ndDivisionVet

    “No, Joe, this is Idaho. I-DA-HO. It’s a different place. No rally here. Really.”

  • ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors

    08/27/2016 2:31:34 PM PDT · 13 of 15
    Billthedrill to reaganaut1
    Not a shred of sympathy. Here's why:

    “When it was happening to the whites, we thought we were redressing colonial wrongs,” said Mr. Mutambara, 64, who got his farm after it had been seized from a white farmer.

    It wasn't just "happening," it was Mutambara who was doing it, and profiting handsomely from it. Now another party thief will come along and displace him. Perhaps he is afraid that he too will be murdered with an ax or clubbed to death with his daughter after she is gang-raped as happened to white farmers as recently as 2014 and 2013, respectively. If he isn't worried, he ought to be.

  • Clinton’s ‘Alt-Right’ speech signals shift as DNC orders media to find proof of the ‘Trump-effect’

    08/27/2016 9:10:50 AM PDT · 44 of 82
    Billthedrill to Sean_Anthony
    "Never interrupt your enemy while he is committing a blunder." This may rank as one of the biggest ones in recent history. What Hillary has termed alt-right is, in fact, an amorphous and rather noisy set of Internet wags who now have been built into some sort of iconic super-villain, a status they couldn't have achieved on their own. (Maybe "we" is a better word.)

    What it tells me is that she's scared spitless of the WikiLeaks revelations to come and is trying to containerize them. That turns out to be a pretty big container, the inhabitants of which are now goaded into the sort of focus that is the last thing she and her team of professional evidence cover-ups need. "Don't poke the bear" is usually good advice. She poked the bear.

  • Trump's Weirdo Doctor Uses Windows XP, Which Could Be a Violation of HIPAA

    08/27/2016 8:57:44 AM PDT · 27 of 91
    Billthedrill to COBOL2Java
    That's it? That's all they've got? They don't like his Doc's workstation?

    That's lame enough to qualify for Disability all by itself.

  • A Swing And A Miss: How Triggered Hillary Screwed Up Her Chance To Take On The Alt-Right

    08/27/2016 8:51:42 AM PDT · 56 of 62
    Billthedrill to Hojczyk
    Those who have glass email servers should not throw stones, especially when the line to be named a Special Prosecutor investigating the Clinton Foundation is only slightly shorter than the line at a Trump rally.


    There's a phrase in the piece I like even better, though, although it's perfectly serious: Hillary's total lack of self-awareness. That's the reason for the persistent stream of clunkers, the awful cant, and a general inability to communicate further than a three-foot circle surrounding the Royal Me. It's the reason she has decided that an amorphous group of Internet wags is now the second coming of the Sturmabteilung. At some point being that out of touch risks a storm of mockery, and at some later point that storm of mockery can kill a politician's career. For evidence I offer one Yeb! Bush.

    Yeb! Bush. Come on, doesn't anyone remember? He was a politician and I think he may have run for President at some point...

  • Hillary Clinton Denounces the ‘Alt-Right,’ and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled

    08/26/2016 7:40:17 PM PDT · 58 of 88
    Billthedrill to Innovative
    Understand that this is the NY Times's formulation of the thing and so largely spinning like a top. Make no mistake, they're scared as hell of this and it's because they can't control it, shape it, or shame it out of existence.

    The alt-right claims to support the preservation of white culture in the United States [Nope], and many of its members want to see an overhaul of the entire political system. [Yup.]

    Tear it down. These geriatric social justice warriors have turned full totalitarian before they fade, but fade they will, and it's on them now. The only cohesion the Right has at the moment is an utter, visceral loathing of what the Left has become and a determination to set the rule of law back in its place. That cohesion is unlikely to last, but if enough heads roll, it may not matter.