Posts by Trentamj

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  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 8:38:40 AM PST · 56 of 143
    Trentamj to Laissez-faire capitalist
    Nice job having Walker's back, people - not! Did anyone actually examine the logic of Walker's answer? If so, then one would see it for the exploding cigar -aimed at Dems- that it is. If one endeavors to parse the statement: "Anyone who puts his name on the ballot must love his country," then he or she will discover just what a tar-baby of a statement that it is. (If Walker had just caved, as virtually everyone in this board claims, then he would have just simply stated: "Of course, I believe Barack Obama loves his country," and ended this matter simply and cleanly.) If the Dems accept the statement at face-value, then all they have is a ludicrously naïve syllogism which equates being politically active with being patriotic (a trick that only a Republican can pull off); however, if the Dems act on their hate-inspired gut-instincts and dare to attack it, then they risk outing themselves as well as the entire Democratic party (once again, with feeling) as both the cynical and anti-American cretins that they are, this time for all the world to see.
  • Republican power brokers think Scott Walker just isn’t ready. Do they have a point?

    02/27/2015 7:42:51 AM PST · 27 of 96
    Trentamj to MrB

    By the term “ready,” the GOPe mandarins mean that Governor Scott Walker has not yet been assimilated into their Dem-lite/Uniparty Borg.

  • Judge: Religious expression is not protected by the Constitution

    02/23/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · 27 of 76
    Trentamj to yldstrk
    So esteemed Judge Alex: it's all about: "religiously-motivated action" hmm? A point of order here, Oh-So-Enlightened Jurist: Ms. Stutzman is neither John Brown, nor has she attempted to raid Harper's Ferry, you pathetic sad-sack of a jamoke who just happens to rock a black robe, you!
  • Obama’s elementary errors on Islam

    02/20/2015 7:14:30 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Trentamj to COUNTrecount
    I have one "There is an elephant in the room"-type of question regarding Obie's statement about what self-designated Islamic organization is, or is not, Islamic: Who in the Realm of Hades made Barack Obama an imam? As far as I know, the only kind of person who is in a position to post a fatwa touching on Islamic matters is someone who is BOTH a Muslim AND a RELIGIOUS leader, that is, an imam. So, in his pathetic efforts to distance Islam from ISIS/ISIL, Obie has been allowing his Muslim "slip" to show. However, just like his all-too-obvious and all-too-documented detestation of the very idea of the United States of America, very few are anymore likely to call old Sotero out on him being a cultural Muslim then they ever were inclined to name him as a mere American-by-(threadbarely)legal-technicality.
  • Will the Tea Party Abandon Ted Cruz Now That His Teen Pot Experimentation Has Been Exposed?

    02/04/2015 8:00:35 AM PST · 104 of 153
    Trentamj to 2ndDivisionVet
    Glass-house dwellers are not entitled to throw any stones: Next question!
  • No, Conservatives Aren't Really Turning on Sarah Palin

    02/01/2015 8:37:21 AM PST · 23 of 25
    Trentamj to 2ndDivisionVet

    I listened to Palin’s entire speech, and found it to be perfectly understandable. Perhaps it was a bit solopsistic at certain points, but she did also duly serve up some good red meat on both the Enemedia as well as the GOP-establishment. The worst that one can say about Sarah’s Iowa speech is that it was largely a big sloppy wet kiss to Iowans; but then, what should one expect? Iowa is the very first primary state, after all.

  • Is Sarah Palin Too Toxic for 2016?

    01/26/2015 9:47:00 AM PST · 64 of 102
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Like many in this discussion, I too believed that Sarah Palin's best time to run for President of the United States of America was in 2012 and, in a normal world, the 2012 Republican Party US Presidential nomination should have been hers for the taking. If Ronald Reagan was in her shoes, he would have run in 2012; however, Reagan was a male, and Sarah Palin was both a woman and a mother. As insulting as the Left was to Reagan, it never was as pornographically vile toward him as it was toward Palin, as the Alinsky-based Politics of Personal Destruction had not quite been perfected for Ronnie, as it was for Sarah. The other reality is that Reagan was not a mother, whose instinctive first-priority is to protect her young, upon whom the Left was looking to go wild on at every disgusting opportunity. Now that protecting her children is not as critical an issue as it was four years ago, Sarah Palin just might be ready to stand up to whatever the Left can dish out. Only time will tell.
  • Homeschool Children Seized By Arkansas Authorities Remain in State Custody After Court Hearing

    01/23/2015 5:33:23 PM PST · 28 of 29
    Trentamj to ilovesarah2012

    I homeschool my kids, and because everyone is an unpaid truant officer, the wife and I make darn sure that they stay in the house, and off the street, during regular school hours.

  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 9:09:20 AM PST · 35 of 48
    Trentamj to petercooper

    The fact that today’s kids are much less self-reliant than the ones from my generation (the late 1950s through the 1960s) is a very old story, unfortunately.

  • Obama proposes law that already exists

    01/21/2015 8:49:04 AM PST · 19 of 23
    Trentamj to Moseley
    The only people who watched the SOTU last night were: very-determined policy wonks, Kool-Aid drinkers, Lofo mouth-breathers, and the various idiots across these American Plains who just are too stupid to realize that listening to Obozo's self-adulating and petulant oratory is not (yet) mandatory.
  • Peters: Obama a Physical, Moral and Intellectual Coward that Chose the Side of the Terrorists

    01/12/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · 32 of 47
    Trentamj to RoosterRedux

    I remember that, for Anwar Assad’s funeral in 1981 (due to his assassination by the Islamic Brotherhood) Ronald Reagan sent an unprecedented delegation of no less than three former US Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. Surely, the French should have rated Obama putting Bill Clinton and George W Bush on Air Force 2 to DeGaulle International Airport; but then, that’s what a classy President would do, and we’re just talking ‘bout Obola.

  • The Tricky Waters Of Defending Charlie Hebdo

    01/09/2015 6:41:18 AM PST · 31 of 33
    Trentamj to Kaslin
    Anti-Free Speech people will always go after the practicioners of free speech who are the most vulgar and juvenile; that's how they work to induce naive people into buying into their otherwise noxious arguments for censorship. Mr. Davis should know better that if he accepts the slaughter of CH today, then he will be defenseless when the troglodytes go after the WSJ, or NR tomorrow.
  • OK I have a question; Why is it the ENTRIRE Washington DC "Establishment" FEARS Ted Cruz?

    12/30/2014 10:39:05 AM PST · 44 of 127
    Trentamj to US Navy Vet
    The GOPe hate Ted Cruz because the gentleman from Texas did not have the good sense as they all did to stop pushing for the issues which got him elected in 2010, that schmuck! /sarc
  • Reality TV facing its own reality: a ratings slump

    12/28/2014 10:57:44 AM PST · 31 of 61
    Trentamj to Zakeet
    The claim that reality shows are "unscripted" is the biggest lie of the 21st-century. If anything, reality shows are overscripted, due the fact that amateur performers require much more detailed instructions on how to behave in front of a camera than do professional actors. Reality shows initial appeal was based on the fact that the on-screen performers could be paid next-to-nothing to bare their empty souls in comparison to professional performers. Unlike the neophyte performer, professional actors know the value of spilling their guts in the Roman Arena of Psychopathology which people euphemistically refer to as: "Modern-Day Television Entertainment."
  • Is String Theory About to Unravel?

    12/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PST · 36 of 53
    Trentamj to BenLurkin
    Thomas Kuhn, who was both a physicist as well as explainer of the sociological/cultural notion paradigm, would almost certainly better explain what is happening to the physics community better than any of the physicists themselves can. String theory is just the current paradigm or, presently-prevailing dogma from which scientists diverge at the risk of being labeled as either eccentrics, or heretics. Advocates of the String Theory paradigm justify the rigidity of their adherence to it by saying that: "It (String Theory) makes the math (unifying Quantum and Relativity Theories) work." However, all that these highly-educated folks really mean by this argument that they like String Theory because it supports what they fundamentally believe in the first place: That Quantum Theory and the Theory of Relativity can be unified. As a result, these theoretical physicists are ever-trembling on the verge of committing a very fundamental fallacy in logic: Circular Reasoning, or Begging the Question, which involves the error of assuming the conclusion of your reasoning as its first premise.

    Now, anyone can prove anything by assuming their desired conclusion as a premise, or logical starting-point; however, the obvious circularity of said reasoning has a way rendering it less than compelling to anyone but, perhaps, the speaker. It has long been my suspicion that the advocates of String Theory have been perfectly aware of this particular deficit in their reasoning. But like the Naked Emperor, these theorists rely on an army of obsequious courtiers, AKA their fellow physicists, to help maintain the pretense that String Theorists are not factually naked in their reasoning, and thereby are not shivering in the winds of absurdity.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

    12/22/2014 8:53:33 AM PST · 50 of 74
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind

    Being stupid and drunk on racism is no way to go through life, Lew.

  • Senate passes $1.1T funding bill 56-40 [Ted Cruz fails in last-ditch effort to stop it]

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 AM PST · 6 of 51
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind

    Senator Cruz just caused several Pubbie pissants to place themselves on record as craven Obamaite bootlickers.

  • Ferguson Too Complicated for Easy Allegory

    11/27/2014 9:07:11 AM PST · 52 of 67
    Trentamj to Kaslin

    Jonah’s empathy for the Ferguson community’s fear and loathing of the thin blue line of civil authority is extremely touching - to anyone ignorant of the elementary needs of a just and orderly society that is. Going back to Thomas Hobbes, or even Plato for that matter, almost every political scientist has freely acknowledged that the VERY FIRST function of justice is to protect the law - abiding from the lawbreakers. The desire that police appear to be “sweet and friendly” to everyone is perfectly fine, AFTER all lives and property are secured FIRST. Last I checked, Ferguson authorities committed an EPIC fail in these two principal functions this week.

  • Obama: Americans Have No Right To Favor Americans

    11/26/2014 3:30:24 PM PST · 73 of 103
    Trentamj to Zakeet

    Sez you, Fauxbama, you future Federal inmate you!

  • City Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons in Equal Rights Ordinance Case

    10/15/2014 7:37:18 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Trentamj to tbw2
    Based upon my experience and research, electioneering is a limited suppression of one's First Amendment right to free expression with regard to time and space. By time, I mean that electioneering laws apply only to voting day(s), and by space, I mean that electioneering laws limit one's right to advocate for a candidate of an issue to within 100-300 feet (depending on the State) from a polling/voting location or station.

    So, the Houston mayor's charge that pastors were "electioneering" during a petition-drive -which is non-election process- is a blatantly inappropriate interpretation of electioneering laws, and the Houston pastors would be very wise to hire a lawyer to beat her illegal demands back.
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow to Obama: I'm Concerned About Equal Pay For Women as a Working Mother

    10/10/2014 6:52:37 AM PDT · 56 of 79
    Trentamj to rktman
    "Well, Robert Downey Jr made over $50million for Iron Man 3, and she didn’t get anywhere near as much."

    And if Ms. Paltrow did, "anywhere near as much" as Robert Downey Jr. to make the IM3 film as good as it is, then you would possibly have a point; however,...
  • Chinese father chops up daughter for being a family disappointment: police

    09/28/2014 7:10:21 AM PDT · 41 of 82
    Trentamj to KingofZion

    “...why do so many threads that have nothing to do with abortion evolve into lectures about them?”

    I believe that there is a corollary to Godwin’s Law that addresses this phenomena.

  • Black America Needs Its Own President

    09/06/2014 5:04:57 AM PDT · 42 of 86
    Trentamj to MrB

    Like I am going to listen to what another Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton wannabe race-baiting poverty pimping opportunistic jerkface has to say about American race relation issues - please!

  • Obama to Africans: Don’t touch Ebola corpses

    09/03/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT · 19 of 71
    Trentamj to Zakeet

    To quote the late-great comedian Robin Williams: “Avoid putting out campfires with your face.”

  • The Clery Act: Greater Campus Safety, Or Just Greater Cost?

    08/21/2014 10:30:36 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    Trentamj to SMARTY

    While college campues are beautifully verdant, and almost always extremely scenic, they are NOT immune from crime. While the deranged mass-shooters get gallons of ink, the drug-traffickers, thieves, con-artists, perverts, and rapists all go unreported. College campuses are like barrels, with all the “fish” being the naive, young, and unarmed coeds who are finally out from under the parents` protective wings, armed with MUCH more money than sense. Nevertheless, NO ONE can wrap their heads around the fact that college campuses are criminal MAGNETS. I do so WISH that people would just QUIT being so damn naive!

  • Japan, Australia consider submarine deal that could rattle China

    06/01/2014 7:39:52 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Trentamj to DeaconBenjamin
    The reason why nations other than the USA, Russia, UK, China, and France do not have nuclear submarines is that they are ALL on the wrong side of nuclear technology treaties which go back to the Cold War, and President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" programs. Alternatively, the Russians and the Chicoms ran their own rival international nuclear power/propulsion programs. Beyond these two groups former WWII enemies of the Allies, and other countries to poor to play in the beginning, were left to be "customers" of either the US-based or USSR-based worldwide nuclear cartels. As a result, countries like Germany, Israel, and Japan, or nations solely concerned about their own national security, chose to continue pushing diesel-electric technology, rather than dance to whatever world-politicized tune the US or USSR wanted them to play.
  • Karl Rove warns Tim Donnelly will hurt GOP candidates nationwide

    05/17/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · 50 of 78
    Trentamj to cotton1706
    To those who assert that Donnelly's airport issue turns Karl Rove's otherwise propagandistic nattering about him into Gospel, need to remember two points:

    1. Jesus said something about being sinless as a prerequisite to casting Rovian-type stones, yet Mr. Rove is a ethical dolt.

    2. The only person entitled to cast these otherwise cravenly-political petrocites died some two millennia ago.

  • Exclusive–Bipartisan Law Profs Warn Jan Brewer: SB1062 'Egregiously Misrepresented'

    02/26/2014 6:26:41 AM PST · 4 of 6
    Trentamj to 11th Commandment
    To me, SB1062 exemplifies legislating at its best, that is, it involves constitutionally-elected legislators making law in a constitutional manner which supports, rather than diminishes, citizens' constitutional rights.
  • Is Public Education Hurting More Than Helping Our Kids?

    02/16/2014 6:43:01 AM PST · 15 of 49
    Trentamj to US Navy Vet
    "Is Public Education Hurting More Than Helping Our Kids?"

    Allow me to answer this question with a question whose answer, with due reflection, will, hopefully, become rather simple and clear to many: Is fecal matter generally given to being malodorous?

  • Do all of you want to hit COKE upside their Corporate Heads?

    02/03/2014 1:49:33 PM PST · 69 of 107
    Trentamj to US Navy Vet
    Based on what I had heard, I thought that the Coca-Cola Company had produced an advertisement in which America the Beautiful sung entirely in Arabic, while hajib-sporting haters are maniacally dancing around a bonfire of the US Constitution, the Stars and Stripes, the Ten Commandments, all topped off with the mandatory wooden replica of the Twin Towers - but that is not the case! Some people need to acquire some relevant facts before they snap out like they do!
  • ‘Not even a smidgen of corruption’: Obama downplays IRS, other scandals

    02/03/2014 7:50:14 AM PST · 23 of 26
    Trentamj to SoFloFreeper
    Fauxbama well and truly walked out on a narrow limb with this whopper! Although it won't likely be nearly as hyped as the original "...not even a smidgeon" statement, I would wager that good old Jay Carney is already crafting a way to help his master climb down from his own self-perpetrated precarious perch.
  • ‘Disgusting’: NBC viewers not amused by actress Natasha Leggero’s mockery of Pearl Harbor vets

    01/01/2014 11:34:06 AM PST · 34 of 41
    Trentamj to LSUfan
    I just went to Ms. Leggero's Facebook page, where I planned to give this woman a piece of my mind, but ultimately decided against it for two reasons: 1) Many other people had previously given Natasha Leggero ample helpings of their minds, and: 2) I figured that there is nothing that I could say which is not either redundant or so vile that I would be taking myself down to Ms. Leggero's level, or even lower. I went to Ms. Leggero's Facebook page thinking that I could provide her with some sort of "great insight" into her travesty cum depravity, but a cursory examination of her Facebook comments quickly showed me that such a belief was simply fatuous. Okay: I will admit my real reason for not posting anything on Natasha Leggero's Facebook page: I felt sorry for this pathetic excuse for a human being, even before I saw the Pearl Harbor comments. The woman now has physical beauty, but Time will eventually take that beauty, and leave Ms. Leggaro with that "Mylie-Cyrus-without-the-singing-talent" soul of hers, and that, to me at least, will be punishment enough!
  • Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Get Pope Francis

    12/06/2013 8:01:16 AM PST · 196 of 197
    Trentamj to SumProVita
    The person who led you to believe that being disingenuous is the same as being clever ill-served you.
  • Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Get Pope Francis

    12/05/2013 12:35:54 PM PST · 160 of 197
    Trentamj to NYer
    As I said in another article on the same topic, it is well within the Pontiff's wheelhouse to exhort the faithful toward greater efforts to look after the poor. However, this Pontiff foolishly allowed himself to serve as a Leftist patsy by seeming to endorse the redistributionist policies characteristic of both all the social democratic states of Europe, as well as the most infamous mass-murdering Communist states in human history - without exception. Jorge Mario is on the verge of erasing all the good work that Blessed John Paul II performed in standing up against the Polish Communists/Soviet Union, and as a Catholic, I am not at all pleased to admit this point.
  • Obamacare Questions

    11/25/2013 8:07:26 AM PST · 13 of 27
    Trentamj to yetidog
    One can certainly understand why the HHS would not want those cheaper "substandard" health plans around: Everybody would buy those "substandard" plans and blow off the exchanges for as long as they possibly could. It's not enough for the Fed to say that these cheaper plans don't meet ACA muster; instead, either the all-exclusive ACA or free-market plans had to be banned because the free market will not make the ACA universal like Obama wants as a first step toward a single-payer, or socialized medical system for the USA. As for the assertion that the Fed usurped traditionally State-level powers to regulate insurance companies; well yes, that's an interesting issue, especially in light of the fact that a good number of States have refused to set up ACA exchanges. Such states theoretically have not surrendered their insurance-regulating prerogative; however, they will very probably have to fight for that prerogative in court.
  • Even Oprah isn’t on board with ObamaCare

    10/20/2013 7:27:48 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    Trentamj to Oldeconomybuyer
    The only joy I experienced since 0bama came on the American scene was to see Oprah get punished by the public for inflicting this Marxist on America.
  • Black Mob Violence Sweeping U.S.- New “Knockout Game” Targets Lone Whites In Gang Attacks

    09/29/2013 7:35:10 AM PDT · 21 of 119
    Trentamj to lowbridge
    More than 30 years ago, I and a friend found ourselves in Chicago's Hyde Park well after dark - where the "Knockout Game" was very popular. Suffice to say, one should all keep one's senses on full-alert in such high-risk situations. Turns out that a couple of folks provided both advice and protection, so alertness and the ability to take advantage of good luck are classic survival skills in any situation resembling the one I was in.
  • Quantum steps towards the Big Bang

    09/04/2013 7:44:32 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    Trentamj to LibWhacker
    Quantum Gravity: The latest effort to harmonize or unify the two most important, yet incompatible, theories of physics. These two "Master" Theories are Einstein's Theory (General) Relativity, and Quantum Theory as developed by a host of 20th-century physicists. The first-mentioned theory accounts for all the very large things in the Universe, like planets, stars, and galaxies, while the second theory is meant to account for all the very tiny things in the world, such as: molecules, atoms, electrons, neutrons, baryons, hadrons, etcetera, etcetera, right on down to quarks, with all their Charm and Beauty (a little inside humor there). Logically, there are just three ways that physicists can proceed: 1) Form a theory which describes the micro-world from a Relativistic -instead of a Quantum- perspective, or: 2) Form a theory which describes the Mega-world from Quantum -instead of a Relativistic- perspective, or: 3) form a yet-to-be-named theory which describes a unified view of the entire universe, from left to right, up to down, past to future, and mega to micro. This third theory would be neither Relativistic nor Quantum in nature, but would nevertheless be shown to mathematically lead to either a Relativistic or Quantum view, depending on the scale or perspective one chooses. Despite what this press-release implies, physicists are both currently and heavily doing research along all three possible lines of research that I have just outlined.
  • The Democrat Moral Superiority Complex

    09/04/2013 6:46:03 AM PDT · 8 of 28
    Trentamj to sickoflibs
    Are you actually trying to argue that the Right's pea-shooter which is Talk Radio is actually comparable in impact to the Left's stranglehold on newspapers, television, music, movies, magazines and most all the other cultural dreadnoughts which mesmerize virtually all of America's semi-literate voters? Phfft! I would say that your statement is absurd, but then I would only say that to someone whom I was certain wasn't out to spread the Progressive Gospel of Moral Equivalence.
  • Bringing a spiritual indictment against American Catholicism [don ye the asbestos suits]

    08/20/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT · 19 of 56
    Trentamj to Alex Murphy
    This thread is the perfect context in which to quote the saying: "A fish starts rotting at the head," by which I mean that the moral inconsistency of retail Catholics exists primarily because of the moral inconsistency of her leaders, by which I mean: lay-ministers, priests, and bishops. It appears that sometime back in the late 1960s or so, church leaders stopped leading, and began to engage in pandering to people's worst instincts. I know that the Popes have always seemed to hold the line; however, all the folks who supposedly "support" the Pope (that is, the Curia on down) all too often stretch the meaning of the word support beyond all recognizing due to their rather eclectic ways of interpreting the Pope's words. So while the very top of the Catholic Church, the Pope, is the highest-caliber Catholic, the same cannot be said of his "assistants" inasmuch as they all too often regard themselves and mini-Popes in their own right. And the theological straying only gets worse as one moves physically further away from Rome.
  • Man pours manure in wife’s hot tub after she filed for divorce

    08/17/2013 9:38:57 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    Trentamj to expat1000
    If no one else is going to say it, then I will: There is something about this story which decidedly stinks!
  • ‘It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing’ --- Why dropping the A-Bombs was wrong

    08/10/2013 7:08:03 AM PDT · 68 of 318
    Trentamj to Trentamj
    That's nuclear not "nuclear," so sorry!
  • ‘It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing’ --- Why dropping the A-Bombs was wrong

    08/10/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT · 66 of 318
    Trentamj to SeekAndFind
    Every August 9, for the last umpteen years, we have been treated to the impossible to prove and libelous charge that "Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was unnecessary because the Japanese were 'ready' to surrender" trope. During August of 1945, Japan was governed by a military dictatorship, and even after two nuke hits, many military leaders were not deterred from fighting on, rightly-sensing that the US did not have very many of these weapons to whip-out right away; rather, they argued that the Americans were engaging in high-tech psy-ops on both the Emperor and the Japanese Cabinet. The Japanese military was not happy that the Emperor appeared to buckle in the face of (not so) cheap pyrotechnics, and at least one of the older officers committed seppuku out of both frustration and anger, while the younger officers staged an almost-successful coup to stop the Emperor's "It's time to bear the unbearable (and surrender)" first-time broadcast to the nation. If an NHK Radio producer had not well-hidden the recording of Hirohito's surrender broadcast, at least another half-million American and Japanese would all-too-likely have faced death and dismemberment during both Operation Olympic and Operation Coronet, especially since their plans included nuclear carpet-bombing of the invasion beaches.
  • Did Communist Influence Lead to D-Day Invasion over Italy Strategy?

    08/08/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT · 45 of 69
    Trentamj to cutty
    Stalin's desire for a so-called "Second Front" was no secret to anyone at the time, and his multi-fronted publicity-campaign to make it happen, using every sympathizer and fellow-traveler he had available, was easily recognized for what it was. This is just matter-of-fact history. Stalin's obsession was so overbearingly-obvious at the time that many mocked it, but not too much, for most of the spilled Allied blood at the time was Russian, and that is not just propaganda. Too many people confuse the Western Allies’ cooperativeness with Russia for utter naivety, but it wasn't: The Russian people were, in fact, bearing the most brutal brunt of Nazi aggression, and everyone felt somewhat guilty about that, even if their great leader, Stalin, was taking totally-shameless political advantage of it all. Thanks to a little Russian propaganda and OCEANS of Russian blood, many felt that Russians had pretty-much earned the right to quit fighting once the Germans were pushed back into Polish territory. What people conveniently forget is that the Germans, under Hitler no less, tried to obtain an armistice with Russia in order to close up the Eastern Front, and held a "secret" conference between Molotov and Ribbentropp, to make it happen. The main reason the Germans did not get their armistice was because Stalin was greatly reassured by his Western allies that his wish for a "Second Front" absolutely would be granted; otherwise; he almost assuredly would have signed another “Pact of Steel”, just like in 1939, or dropped another "Brest-Litovsk Treaty" on their sorry capitalist butts, just like Lenin did in 1918.
  • Chapter 10 (Conclusions) of the Betrayal of Joe Paterno

    08/05/2013 8:45:12 AM PDT · 86 of 176
    Trentamj to FlJoePa
    I am not a Joe Paterno fan, especially because his pre-Sandusky treatment by too many of the Happy Valley people was flat-out idolatry of a football coach, or a ridiculously-long orgy of "Let's-All-Hail-Jesus'-Palm-Sunday-Arrival-in-Jerusalem" parade. One would have thought old Joe had cured cancer or something, based on the way too many people across the country, including my dearly-departed Dad, acted. But, to be consistent, if I was critical about how Joe Paterno was literally placed on a pedestal, while still alive no less (which, to me, is always an effective way of begging Fortune to turn her back on you), I am even less impressed at how quickly Joe Paterno's life and reputation were both cast down in a high-tech media mob action. Ziegler may be wrong about most things, but he is not wrong in pointing out that what happened to Joe Paterno was nothing less than a practice-round for what turned out to be the real tournament in Broward County Florida: the ridiculously-political trial of George Zimmerman. In this case, the medial miscalculated because it failed to account for the fact that George Z was not a sick old man dying of cancer.
  • Musicians in Thailand kill U.S. tourist after he joined them onstage to sing

    08/03/2013 9:00:03 AM PDT · 78 of 81
    Trentamj to sushiman
    I was a US sailor who did several Med cruises during his time visiting places such as Lisbon and Naples, and both those town had Communist neighborhoods which loved beat up on any US Servicemen who stumbled into their clutches. However, since I approached all places and locations with open-mindedness and respect, almost everyone wanted to play the "Good Host or Hostess" in return, and that impulse rendered even the snarkiest teen into my docent.
  • Open Thread: Concerning Quantum Mechanics: Is A Causeless Effect Possible? (A Universe From Nothing?

    07/22/2013 12:50:33 PM PDT · 49 of 51
    Trentamj to Laissez-faire capitalist
    The question "Is a causeless effect possible?" is problematic because it rests on the self-contradictory term "causeless effect." By definition, the concept effect obtains its meaning from the concept of cause. In other words, there is no possible notion of effect without a corresponding notion of cause, nor is a notion of cause possible without its corresponding notion of effect. Any term like "causeless event" is inherently either self-contradictory or dishonest because its meaning depends on the user's ability to get away with smuggling back in to the argument the very concept, causality, he or she initially, and ever-so-ostentatiously, denied.
  • Checking out: Why celebrities die in hotel rooms

    07/20/2013 10:12:23 AM PDT · 23 of 31
    Trentamj to Bobalu
    I can sort of understand the motivation of Barrymore's character in Dinner at Eight, especially if one becomes too addicted to the attention and adoration aspects of celebrity. Jane Russell, thanks to her exceedingly nice figure, was a white-hot Hollywood starlet for a few moments, and then settled into a long, yet fulfilling obscurity as wife and mother. Obviously, Ms. Russell did not get too addicted to all the excessive attention and adoration as her friend Marilyn did. Poor Marilyn: However, she at least had the sense of dignity to not end up being another Hollywood-hotel-death cliché. The Moral is: Everyone needs a home (and not merely a house), with all the annoyances and obligations that go with it; otherwise, one is just practicing to be a ghost.
  • Can Libraries Survive the E-Book Revolution?

    07/17/2013 7:07:26 AM PDT · 58 of 58
    Trentamj to Sir Napsalot
    As a library patron since childhood, I too have noticed that libraries have evolved from way-stations of the imagination to homeless day-spas and government Internet cafes (sans the coffee). At their best, libraries can still serve as the beating heart of a community's culture. At their worst, they serve as all-too-obvious Trojan horses thinly covering all the half-baked Leftist social-engineering initiatives that have been excreted from the political bowels of Washington DC, as well as various state capitals. Our public libraries used to serve that public, rather than serve as Leftist playpens. Is any wonder that real readers have moved on to either brick-and-mortar bookstores, or online?
  • Singer Toni Braxton: ‘Today I am embarrassed to be an American.’

    07/15/2013 8:34:05 AM PDT · 117 of 117
    Trentamj to VanDeKoik
    So Toni, you're embarrassed to be an American, hmm? That's really precious coming from you because you were never too concerned about being a nasty-attitude spoiled diva multi-millionaire princess. You know Toni, I was just so just waiting to hear what a neurotic, hyper-overrated, twice-bankrupted choir-singer-turned-airport-lounge-act-gone-awry-with-substance abuse has to say about the USA, all in order to then then form an opinion. /sarc