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  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 1:43:00 PM PST · 35 of 36
    lentulusgracchus to ConservativeInPA
    At least I wasn’t raised by commie parents and went to a Islamic school in Indonesia


    "His Mommy was a Commie
    And his folks were KGB. "
  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/02/2015 1:37:49 PM PST · 92 of 97
    lentulusgracchus to lentulusgracchus
    Erratum to my last:

    Please read "PACs" for "PRC's" in my last.

    Autocorrect six times rewrote my spelling of "PACs", and I thought I had it correctly edited when I hit "post". It got me at the end, I don't know how. I truly, truly hate "Spell**cker". Thanks, Android. </s>

  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/02/2015 1:34:01 PM PST · 91 of 97
    lentulusgracchus to kaehurowing
    There is another group of gay PRC's that target pro-family conservatives in elections down to the alderman, county commissioner, and state-representative level.

    The queer PRC's figured out years ago, like LBJ in 1940, when he became in effect the Democrat Party's bag man with Herman Brown's and Sam Bass' slush-funding (historian Robert Caro informs us, the MSM having never written about it, that LBJ practically single-handedly turned the election and kept the House of Representatives for the Dems in 1940, a year when Roosevelt needed Congress to go along with Lend-Lease and other West-friendly "neutrality" aid programs), that relatively modest contributions at that level could have big effects in robbing Americans of their political voice.

  • Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia

    03/02/2015 12:24:34 PM PST · 17 of 18
    lentulusgracchus to Vaquero
    When I was in a state College in Louisiana, the Legislature required that every student take as a graduation requirement an organized credit course in "Anticommunism", which explicated various Communist practices in propaganda and hijacking public forums and organizations for propaganda and "community organizing" purposes.

    The head of the poli-sci department was an openly abusive liberal bigot who automatically gave lower grades to conservative students and bragged about it. The Lege was the cure, teaching students what the department head would never have permitted if given his preferences.

  • Either Pro-Gay Jeb Is Toast in 2016 or the GOP Is

    03/02/2015 12:05:02 PM PST · 89 of 97
    lentulusgracchus to kaehurowing; Jagdgewehr; SmokingJoe
    The Democrat Party is already controlled by homosexuals. We cannot afford to have that be the situation in the GOP as well.

    The ascendancy of the sodomite constituency in the 'Rat Party was not an accident: the 2% roll the 98% in the party of Woodrow Wilson, only 50 years after his death? That' s not an accident. That change was "lubricated" with a lot of gay money that wasn't being spent on wives and children; and now they are doing the same thing with the GOP: Money equals acceptance in the top ranks, the "professional" ranks, of the Party.

    Before George W. Bush's decision to support DOMA, there was something called the "Republican Unity Coalition" that was a gay cabal at the top level of the GOP, that claimed senators and finally ex-President Ford as supporters. It was run out of Dubya's campaign functionaries' offices, after Dubya himself had addressed the Log Cabin Republicans at a fancy sit-down dinner during the 2000 GOP Convention..... While Karl Rove held the Christian Coalition's hands over box lunches literally simultaneously; and Mary Matalin worked the gay crowd telling them that opposition to "gay marriage" was illogical and unfair, as part of her pitch for Dubya.

    This is just the Republican Unity Coalition all over again.

    It was always part of the homosexual movement's agenda, to deprive their opponents utterly of any voice in politics, and this drive to capture the GOP is part of that.

  • Obama was as clueless about 9/11 as he is about ISIS

    03/02/2015 1:28:21 AM PST · 33 of 40
    lentulusgracchus to Bryanw92
    He’s not clueless about ISIS. He’s covering for ISIS.

    As people used to say in here a lot, "BTTT". Obama is no more clueless than Dubya was when liberals were regularly telling the credulous that Shrub had the IQ of a peach.

    Obama's rhetoric about how he's seen the hopelessness and blah blah, is utterly unconvincing to anyone who knows he attended an elite high school in Hawaii, not some hardscrabble rural school in Hogback County, Arkansas, and that he was then handed along like a precision nuclear weapon to various KGB-nurtured treason factories Stateside.

  • A Saudi nuke

    03/01/2015 1:49:15 PM PST · 21 of 22
    lentulusgracchus to Star Traveler
    The Saudis are right that the mullahs want the Shrine Cities; but they want to possess them and brag about possessing them, not to reduce them to glowing rubble.

    It's America and Tel Aviv that the Iranians want to destroy.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    03/01/2015 1:42:01 PM PST · 386 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    This America-hating Muslim, who grew up in a foreign land with no loyalty to this nation, is about to do an unthinkable deal with Iran. He is the ultimate Muslim Manchurian Candidate. The sky must be different colors in the worlds in which you and I live.

    Same sky; it just perhaps looks different to people observing it from different locations, like the coming of the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, whose advent was announced that morning by many spectacular, and yet not obviously minatory, atmospheric phenomena.

    We see the Ogre in like terms, of subversion and Caesarism, of foreign sponsorship and enmity toward our People. I simply think his ultimate loyalty is the one that imprinted on him first, viz. International Communism.

    "His mommy was a Commie
    And his folks were KGB. "

    Remember, Russians play chess, feinting and masking until hell won't have it; and Putin is doing to the Ukrainians, by way of using disinformation to induce epistemic confusion, paralysis, and novolya (apathy), exactly what Obama can be seen doing with his "offensive of the week", his swarming, beat-down attack on the Majority of Americans who are his intended prey.

    Stay strong, FReeper, we still have a couple of boxes to go.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    03/01/2015 1:27:09 PM PST · 385 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    Respectfully disagree. Nixon’s own party stopped him.

    I guess we do disagree. The Media co-hong/cartel that liberals so try our patience by bemoaning its passing is what killed Nixon, and quite precisely for having exercised discretionary arbitrary power that drew no comments nor even notice when FDR and Lyndon Johnson used them against Albin Barkley and Barry Goldwater.

    Democratic President tyrannizes Republican Challenger, business as usual. Republican President does the same thing to a Democrat, it's a national scandal, and the skies fall.

    It was the Enemedia and their leaders, their taskmasters, their "Journolisters" of that day, whoever they were.

  • Putin's 'Hybrid' Great Terror (Nemtsov assassination)

    03/01/2015 12:45:56 PM PST · 33 of 33
    lentulusgracchus to 1rudeboy
    Just give it time to sink in. You’ll blame it on the Banderites soon enough.

    "Banderites", "Banderites", .... Are they the same thing as bandersnatches?


  • Putin's 'Hybrid' Great Terror (Nemtsov assassination)

    03/01/2015 12:41:40 PM PST · 32 of 33
    lentulusgracchus to Jim Noble
    I should imagine that Obama was already a lieutenant-general in the KGB before he got the Democratic (Stalinist) Party nomination in 2008.
  • Taiwanese Cartoon Captures Ridiculousness of Net Neutrality

    03/01/2015 12:38:38 PM PST · 4 of 24
    lentulusgracchus to BlatherNaut
    [Linked article]
    Winning the messaging war in 2015 means harnessing every medium possible, and flooding it with creative content at every level of understanding.

    That's exactly why Obama wants control of the Net, to step on creative messages like the linked Taiwanese 'toon that so effectively pillories Obama.

    The gladiatorial thematization also neatly evokes the shadow of Caesarism, which is precisely the course the Regime is now embarked on.

  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/28/2015 12:01:00 PM PST · 80 of 94
    lentulusgracchus to Secret Agent Man
    These asshats meddling in every aspect of peoples’ lives and believing they have a sovereign right to do so need to be dealt with. They are too far gone.

    Yeah, I was wondering, too...

    Who called that meeting, where they decided this?

    Who were the attendees, who assented to this fraud, and where are they now? (So they can be dragged in the streets.)

    Stuff like this should have spectacular consequences for the participants.
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/28/2015 11:42:42 AM PST · 78 of 94
    lentulusgracchus to QT3.14
    Nice post, but Joe Sobran's a raaaaaaacist, so nothing he ever said is true.

    Including "Two plus Two Equals Four."

    We must be very careful about sources. Polluted, stigmatized, excoriated source => 100% bad info, bad motive, and bad wisdom. Hate Joe Sobran now!

    Next up: Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter.

  • Putin's 'Hybrid' Great Terror (Nemtsov assassination)

    02/28/2015 11:34:31 AM PST · 10 of 33
    lentulusgracchus to kristinn
    And like in Ukraine, the whole thing is designed to give Putin plausible deniability.

    I just don't see the logic of that statement. To me, it adds a huge fluorescent-green arrow that glows in the dark as it points to Vladimir Putin, KGB overlord of the FSR.

    Putin is playing epistemic games with everyone he faces..... To prevent them from drawing strong conclusions and taking actions of their own.

    So does Obama. What does that tell you, about who is the Sith Master and who the student?

  • Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online Political Speech

    02/28/2015 10:08:33 AM PST · 22 of 25
    lentulusgracchus to Regulator
    Where does a federal agency get the right to modify The First Amendment?

    Obama's phone. He's not stupid enough to use his pen: "Never write nuttin' down!"

  • Protecting Politicians from the Liberty of the Masses

    02/28/2015 9:39:54 AM PST · 10 of 11
    lentulusgracchus to Bloody Sam Roberts
    What 'bill' was that? HR#? Didn't see one.

    I noticed that, too.

    I think our author intends us to supply our own scare quotes around the word "bill".

    Let's see.... If a Leninist pseudo-executive moves his own "legislation" and deems it passed, does he have to sign it?

    Or do Chicago Rules apply, about "never sign nuttin'! " ?

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/28/2015 9:22:11 AM PST · 379 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to Roman_War_Criminal
    We’re supposed to be on the same team. Lately all we’re doing is shooting our own and not holding the line on anything the Kenyan or Congress does.

    This is the beginning of primary season, and we're supposed to shoot at RiNO' and guys like Krispy Kreme (taking to heart what our FRiend noted above, that Krispy's not really a Republican anyway).

    No, this is the time for thrashing out differences (and settling scores) and fighting over platforms and whether they mean anything in an age when cynical instrumentalism is the "gold" standard.

    Alan Greenspan used to be a gold bug until he got close to the Money Power. I'd love to see an x-ray of his brain; I'll bet it's just a mass of gallium-arsenide circuitry with a port on the back.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/28/2015 9:07:40 AM PST · 378 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to TXDuke
    Thank you for the clarification.

    The proper way to explain it to a non-smoker is that Obama is specifying this, this, and this (implying that he is being, um, "selective" and "commonsensical" - - lie, lie), when in fact he's going after all ammunition of every type.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/28/2015 9:00:51 AM PST · 376 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    As I said previously, I would rather be fighting Romney right now than Obama.

    It would be a lot harder to fight the titular leader of your party in the White House, than to fight an obvious ogre like Obama in the White Hut, on an issue of principle like gun control. RiNO's do want a ban, a broad ban, on "little people" .... They're just playing coy about it; Pew Associates smelled them out back in 1999 by simply polling them and finding lots of kitten-weak support for gun rights among the "business"/"economic" conservatives, who love a good year-end bonus better than they love their rights IMHO.

    Stated categorically, bosses and brokers DO NOT want their underlings and "untermenschen" to own firearms. They would support a property qualification, in fact, for just about every right you can name, but that's a big one.

    Imagine asking a congressman to support 2A in the face of a ringing call by President Romney for "sensible" gun control.

    Better the enemy keep to his own camp -- it almost forces the Boehners and McCains to oppose a _Resident whose bestest friend wears Che Guevara teeshirts with huge red stars on them.

    Madison pointed out in The Federalist that the Greek League was doomed the moment Philip of Macedon, their natural enemy, was allowed to sit in their councils. That's a point worth remembering on several scores, like immigration and "diversity".

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/28/2015 8:31:17 AM PST · 375 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to Roman_War_Criminal
    Looks like the GOP will lose again because we just can’t seem to agree while tyranny breathes down our necks....oh well!

    This is a structural and constitutional weakness of republics, or even of any representative government. You can't fix it; the Romans tried to with the constitutional dictatorship (fixed term nonrenewable), and in the end it ate them, when it was revived for Caesar after he'd overreached and killed most of the nobiles after Pharsalus.

    During the Hannibalic War the dictatorship failed them repeatedly in practice, and the Republic nearly failed after Cannae. Rome sent out two consuls and two consular armies, reinforced, and Hannibal killed one of the consuls and all but a corporal's guard of his army, and slaughtered every manjack of the rest.

    The Senate was lost in feral politicking over leadership; there were two great factions at the time, that of the Fulvii, led by their godfather Fulvius Flaccus (four times consul), and the Fabii, led by Fabius Maximus "the Delayer", whose great lieutenant, Claudius Marcellus, had just died on the field in the middle of his fifth consulship.

    Nothing moving while Hannibal marched, finally the clan of the Aemelii suggested a compromise. As their compromise candidate they put up the brilliant Cornelius Scipio, and Rome was saved. Scipio, surnamed Africanus, finally defeated Hannibal at Zama, in northern Africa, fourteen years later.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/28/2015 7:45:04 AM PST · 373 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    . What I wanted was a.... community organizer out of the White House. I didn’t want Romney to be the person to do that, but unfortunately he was the only choice in Nov. 2012.

    So how do you get the nomination-buyers to give up their predilection for too-cool-for-school frat boys (yes, I recognize the oxymoron) who won't engage, won't fight, and won't talk about anything but capital formation and lower taxes for the coupon-clipping widows of Fifth Avenue?

    Karl Rove won't talk about anything but "The Price Is Right" strategery, "I'm one notch less Leninist than him." He hates us more than he does the Democrats because our office is on the same side of the building as his, so he spends all his time in the boss's office, brown nosing and telling the boss that the last two election busts were our fault... Which is assuming he didn't sell the boss the idea of strategically dumping the last two elections so that Obama/Hillary could gut employee healthcare and take the blame for that, and for the Great Recession.

    Thanks, Karl.

  • Ted Cruz’s CPAC Televangelism

    02/26/2015 10:19:54 PM PST · 5 of 29
    lentulusgracchus to Olog-hai
    Someone else once said, "Pretty is sometimes like the bottom of a birdcage." The argument being that people who have the advantage of good looks can get sloppy and morally indolent in other areas.
  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 10:07:30 PM PST · 323 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to MaxMax
    It's The Issue. The Real Issue in the GOP, and has been for about, oh, 40 years.

    I was in the hall the night Reagan and Ford fought it out for Louisiana's delegates, silk-stocking coupon clippers versus salt-of-the-earth Main Streeters who'd never visited an Ivy League campus or graduated from Tulane Law School. It was a hell of a fight, and Reagan lost gracefully.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 10:03:36 PM PST · 322 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to MaxMax
    Way back when I was pulling for Thune when he was backed by George Allen, he won, and beat Tom Daschle handily.

    Talk about conspicuous public service..... I think Daschle had pretty much worn out his welcome in South Dakota by being the Big Shot, but the job still required a janitor to haul him away and mop the floors. ;)

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 10:00:49 PM PST · 321 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    Oh, and of course Texas voted for Romney in the Electoral College, accepting his and Karl Rove's humiliation and abuse meekly.

    Which was what you wanted, right?

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 9:58:20 PM PST · 320 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to doug from upland
    Your response elicits no serious disagreement from me, other than the point you keep urging that conservatives somehow failed America by not turning out for Conspirator Rove's parlor-pink socialist waffles in the sort of numbers they did for Bush's attempt to return to office in 2004, when conservatives (encouraged by Rove and that year's CREEP) turned in down-ballot initiatives in defense of marriage that brought the conservatives to the fight.

    Conservatives answered a call in 2004 that was never made thereafter.

    The GOP for reasons of its own (I think) deliberately punted the 2008 election so the Democrats could carry the ball on getting rid of employer-paid health care plans.

    In 2012 Obama hadn't finished the job, so Rove and company trotted out the rissoles in the forum of Mitt Romney, who'd been rejected in 2008. So where was the call, in 2012, except from Sarah's tour bus? Rove kept her and others out by muddying the waters and splashing all the meager (for conservatives) available political money out of the pool.

    Where was the call?

    I know what Mitt Romney said about Texas, when Texans were fighting the Democrat lawsuit to delay our primary election until the fight was all over, so Texas conservatives could have no voice in the nomination race. Mitt Romney was asked why he planned no campaign visits to Texas. He replied, cynically -- and I can quote him exactly, almost three years later -- "They'll come to me when I'm the last man standing."

    Way to impress me, Mittens. By the way, your planet's calling. They want their god back.

    Vote for that? Are you kidding? Who would want to? If some Republican said stuff like that back in the 50's, what do you think people would have said and done? Vote for him? Not hardly. That's a failure of character, which can't be fixed.

    I guess we agree to disagree, then.

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 8:04:13 PM PST · 109 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to Olog-hai
    But long before the giant breweries, there used to be a lot more local beer....

    Very like what happened when Bill and Hillary unleashed the insurance companies to wade into medical practice and buy out all the independent clinics, reducing choice, ostensibly so the insurers could get leverage on their costs.

    It was a disaster for consumers, and Slick and Beast inflicted it out of malice, a) because the public had rejected Hillarycare and b) to screw up fee-for-service medical care in order to drive the People toward Single Payer.

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 7:55:47 PM PST · 96 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to deadrock
    Like sucking on a 100 year old fermented grapefruit and one of the few beers I couldn't finish.

    Probably why it was on the train, exclusive vending, no consumer choice, and a captive public who had nowhere else to go and nothing they could do about the situation until they got to where they were going. Like airport food.

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 7:39:09 PM PST · 77 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to headsonpikes
    I’ve generally assume that the brand survived because those long-neck Buds can be handy in a bar fight.

    LOL! "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" Best post of the night.

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 7:31:28 PM PST · 70 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to Hugin
    You're right, Anchor Steam is pretty good, I sampled it and Sam Adams when I was visiting San Francisco 22-odd years ago, and I liked them both, but Anchor Steam better. I still drink it now and again, although I've pretty much tapered off my drinking for health reasons unrelated to alcohol consumption.

    I also like Ro-Ro, and I have a continuing careful conversation with Blue Moon and Fat Tire. All Hail the new brewers! And the old ones that fought off the marketing sumo-wrestlers from Milwaukee!!

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 7:21:14 PM PST · 43 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to SamAdams76
    [Art.] .... younger drinkers, who prefer craft brews and bourbon.

    They'd better be pretty selective about their bourbons, too. Most of the bourbons are watered-down now. Jack Black used to be 90o proof, and the green-label Jack was 86o proof. Both are watered down to 80o proof now.

    Better to pay up for something like 114o "barrel-proof" Grand-Dad or high-proof Dickel that hasn't been watered. Then you can cut it with ice or fizz water the way you want.

  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 7:13:49 PM PST · 32 of 180
    lentulusgracchus to SamAdams76
    Anheuser-Busch and Miller watered down and adulterated their products (for profit) over the years and wound up selling panther p*ss to unsuspecting Americans who had, in many markets, no standard of comparison.

    When Lowenbrau showed up, they finally had something too compare Schlitz and Bud to.

    One of the majors did a little market research in West Germany back in the 70's with a blind taste-test. The German beer-drinkers excoriated what they were testing and were horrified to discover that they were lambasting American beers. They explained to the marketing men, "We thought you were offering us East German beers!"

    Orthodox Marxist-Leninist Socialism and crony capitalism. Funny how the end result is the same.

  • Why Rudy and Walker Were Right

    02/26/2015 6:41:09 PM PST · 5 of 5
    lentulusgracchus to Balding_Eagle
    Rejecting the underlying premise of all those questions from Liberals is a movement that will easily gather steam, all that is needed was a leader. If Walker gains a real foothold, a lot of Liberals are going to be challenged....

    The GOP needs a band of hard-core, no-prisoners polemicists to take down the Democrats and the Mediacrats every time they pop wise or sneer at Republican values and intentions.

    We needed Newt to keep that job of Chief Bomb-Thrower in the House instead of making him Speaker. The job change muffled his message and ruined his opportunities to take out 'Rat lies and publicly shoot them.

    On the other hand, Boehner is playing to lose (as I've posted many times) because the Chamber wants the 'Rat initiatives on dumping employer healthcare and wiping out middle-class pension and retirement. (Force us to work ourselves into our graves, goody goody for them.) Their interests are too nearly convergent (insert entire corpus of David Horowitz writings here) and people need out from under both leadership cadres, as neither is supporting the continuation of the Republic and the interests of the middle class, much less the broader liberty interest of the People.

    We need an advocate for crony-free, antifascist capitalism, a Fed-free currency, and the liberty of the People. None of those ideas resound yet, because our advocates have not appeared yet to strike them into the stone of the Front Range in letter 20 feet tall, and forge the golden political rhetoric that will rally the People to the Framers' vision of America.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 6:05:50 PM PST · 307 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to lentulusgracchus
    Erratum to my last: "children of Belial ".

    My apologies for "Spell**cker/Autoincorrect".

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 6:02:11 PM PST · 306 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to kindred
    They are not children of Belize! How dare you!

    They're children of Moloch and Asmodeus instead.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · 304 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to ozzymandus; aMorePerfectUnion

    See my last about who baked the cake.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:57:31 PM PST · 303 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to ozzymandus; Axenolith; Artcore; doug from upland; MaxMax
    Don't blame our fellow FReeper for what people who voted for Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton accomplished, which was the conscription of millions of ignorant and criminal people to vote for the Democratic Party and its criminals, based on handouts and rhetoric about "helping" people.

    Conservatives who threw up on Romney are and were not responsible for the repulsive strategizing and mass exclusion tactics practiced by Karl Rove and other Romneyphile political manipulators.

    They made this bed, not conservatives. They made it twice and lost twice.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:42:50 PM PST · 300 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to Fiji Hill
    A major problem is that we had no A-team candidates in the running.

    By design. Karl Rove ruined them all, mostly by using other "whisperers" to induce too many people who had little chance to jump into the shallow, conservative end of the political-money pool (and I mean Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Bachmann, Rudy, Newt, and a couple of others if I really think about it).

    Sarah stayed out because she saw what was happening, DeMint saw what was happening, and it was a Karl Rove triumph of meddling, disinformation, and a total Mephistophelian cluster****, just the sort of thing he takes pride and rejoices in.

    Cost the GOP the whole enchilada, too. Thanks, Karl, for being the guy you are.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:27:17 PM PST · 298 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to donjuanluis07
    Heckuva beatdown, Donjuan. Thanx for the info about The Mittster's grabboid enthusiasms when he was a Gruber-nator of Taxachusetts.

    Thanx for bringing the beef.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:16:58 PM PST · 297 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to circlecity
    nails at 1000 yards and want to shoot out to 2000 yards. Until then I'd suggest .308/7.62 - its cheaper, easier to find and still good from 300 out to 1000 yards

    In a civil war, can you really tell a good guy from a bad guy at 1000 yards?

    It's not like 1861, when troops moved in Napoleonic masses and wore identical uniforms, with their regimental colors to the front.

  • Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

    02/26/2015 5:07:29 PM PST · 296 of 401
    lentulusgracchus to Starboard
    ... and is putting the pedal to the mettle.

    The expression is, "put the pedal to the metal" .... Referring to old "Rubber-duck" truck-driver talk back in the day of Smokey and the Bandit.

    "The metal" implies a truck floorboard without carpeting. Variant: "Put the hammer to the wool", in which a hammer wedged under the throttle linkage connectors substituted for a worn-out and broken-down accelerator pedal.

    </off Net-Nanny>

  • H&R Block Helped Shape Obamacare, Now Set For Gigantic Payday

    02/26/2015 4:49:02 PM PST · 9 of 10
    lentulusgracchus to nascarnation
    Crony capitalism...a fundamental tenet of the Chicago Mob.

    The Chicago Mob was just updating the politico-economic modus vivendi that Mussolini called, in the same era, "fascism". Except that the m. o. went back thousands of years earlier.

    Engrossment of the conquered population's capos in a crony-capitalist "commonwealth" was one of the pillars of the Empire that the Roman Republic built, that was able to withstand Hannibal's tremendous victories in Italy, precisely because of the forced convergence of interests of the people at the top of Italian society.

    (Hannibal realized his danger and called home for large quantities of the Universal Solvent needed to liquefy the chains the Romans had forged: Silver. The Carthaginian businessmen [Chamber of Commerce] went behind the legislature's back to the supreme court, bribed the justices, and got the war taxes to support Hannibal thrown out. They stiffed him hard enough, that he couldn't even pay his troops. Sound familiar.... Dick Cheney?)

    The Etruscans made Rome a city; the Romans made it a Mob, and the Roman Mob made it an Empire.

    True fact. Read O. Spengler on the persistence of classical civilization into the modern age, if you doubt me.

  • Army spied on Medal of Honor recipient over Amazon book review

    02/26/2015 4:29:42 PM PST · 4 of 23
    lentulusgracchus to minnesota_bound
    Swenson would have snapped his neck like a piece of Turkish taffy.

    Bammy knows better than to mess with better men.

  • Obama admin. announces first-ever Special Envoy for LGBT rights

    02/26/2015 2:42:14 PM PST · 21 of 21
    lentulusgracchus to HotHunt; stevie_d_64; re_nortex; Ditter; Spktyr; Liberty Valance; TheMom
    Guys, check this graphic. It's going to some of my friends (RW friends). I had a hard time believing this, and yet Obozo is already up and running with this project, and I never heard anything about it until today. Funny how we don't hear about some of the crap he's pulling.... Not even on Fox? Any of you hear about this in MSM?

    And he's sending "delegates" to ISIS, while snubbing Bibi Netanyahu. Heard on Hannity today that Kerry is getting laughed and sneered at by the Iranians in those "negotiations" about the Iranian nuclear-weapons program, but Obama has him persisting.

    And the Iranians have an ICBM project in hand. Hint to Captain Obvious; You don't need ICBM's to reach Israel from Iranian territory. And we're still "talking" to those guys?

    PS -- The Khamenei regime is not the Persian people, who are modern and Western in their orientation. So, why.... (etc.)?

  • Obama admin. announces first-ever Special Envoy for LGBT rights

    02/26/2015 2:25:32 PM PST · 19 of 21
    lentulusgracchus to HotHunt
    Good graphic. Keep it handy. In fact, it'd be a good e-mail attachment for your more politically aware correspondents. It'll go viral, I'm sure.
  • Obama admin. announces first-ever Special Envoy for LGBT rights

    02/26/2015 2:21:10 PM PST · 18 of 21
    lentulusgracchus to molson209; little jeremiah; scripter; wagglebee; Antoninus
    The First job of Obama’s Special Envoy for LGBT rights will be to go talk to ISIS ?

    Good, maybe we'll get to see them on an evening news broadcast, in the course of ISIS's feral reply . </s>

    No, really, BamBam is actively exporting sodomy in America's name? In our name?

  • Obama to Middle Class Retirees: If You Like Your Retirement, You Can Keep It

    02/26/2015 8:32:39 AM PST · 35 of 36
    lentulusgracchus to SpirituTuo
    However, if a pre-retiree wishes to take the gains from the market and use them for guaranteed income without market risk, then a fixed annuity might be the ticket. The same is true for CDs.

    I would respectfully challenge you on the fixed annuity or the CV's, unless the latter were very short-term, like six months.

    We are already experiencing inflation carefully masked by the Fed and its henchboys at Labor, Treasury, and Commerce. The only place you can see it is in the grocery store, when it's too late.

    Persons still working need to keep working to index themselves, if they can, to the present inflation, or else they'll end up eating dog food, like that senior I saw in a grocery store in 1973 or 1974. Two in the morning, nobody in the checkout lines, and there he was with his four cans of (I think it was) Pard dog food.

    Think I was horrified? I remember it vividly, 40 years later.

    The point is, fixed cash inflows are systematically looted by the Fed, both to fund congressional rapacity and to drive seniors back to work* (for nothing) in what is euphemistically describable as the "secondary labor market" (scab or scut labor). They may be skilled workers, but they're no longer able to use their skills (I think it's a scam, but then I'm a designated scam-ee like everyone over age 50).

    This is what pension reform in 1973 bought us. Stroke of the pen in a back room while the bright lights were all dedicated to burning Richard Nixon out of office, and hundreds of millions of people were screwed for good by an invisible hand of the Lobby.

    Young people, and people still working, listen up. This is what is waiting for you. This is what you are really being made to work for, not the future you imagine.

    * This driving people back into the labor market, to take pressure off social-insurance and pension schemes, and also to bandage up falling fertility rates in Europe (here, we have immigration schemes) was the cover issue of a number of The Economist in either 2013 or 2014.

  • Obama to Middle Class Retirees: If You Like Your Retirement, You Can Keep It

    02/26/2015 8:09:51 AM PST · 33 of 36
    lentulusgracchus to grania
    I don't know whether I'm more pleased to be so quickly validated, or depressed that so many of us are going to die poor, who once had responsible middle-class jobs.
  • Obama to Middle Class Retirees: If You Like Your Retirement, You Can Keep It

    02/26/2015 7:55:53 AM PST · 31 of 36
    lentulusgracchus to spokeshave

    Ouch. Good post.