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Trump's Laughably Thin Skin

[ Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 – 17:28 UTC ]

Have we ever had a president with a thinner skin than Donald Trump? I suppose Richard Nixon almost qualifies; but Nixon was more outright paranoid, which is somehow slightly different. Nixon did believe his enemies (most definitely including the press) were out to get him, but on a personal level he could occasionally take a joke and even be self-depreciating at times. The same simply cannot be said about Donald Trump. His go-to emotion is resentment, and his go-to reaction is to viciously lash out in all directions at the tiniest perceived slight.

Case in point, of course, was Trump's weekend Tulsa rally. He spent almost 15 whole minutes -- one out of every eight minutes he spoke, according to the Washington Post -- ranting about how he had shown quite obvious physical weakness at a speech he had given the previous weekend. He minced his way down a ramp like a toddler learning to walk. He had to use two hands to drink a glass of water -- again, much like a toddler with a sippy cup. What would John Wayne have said about such a performance, one wonders?

Trump is just not really a macho guy, despite having played one on teevee. But he's so invested in the macho image he has built up for himself in his own mind that he cannot tolerate anything which contradicts this fantasy he's created. He's got to appear rough and tough even when he falls painfully short of that image.

At the heart of all this is Trump's core psychological weakness, which is that he is basically just a schoolyard bully. And bullies are bullies because they are incredibly insecure about themselves. Bullies have massive inferiority complexes, so they use intimidation to appear powerful. That's Trump in a nutshell, really. He's always been the outer-borough guy who was never fully accepted into the Manhattan elite, and he's got a bottomless reservoir of seething resentment as a direct result.

This has led to endless whining from Trump, ever since he became president. For a macho political party who likes to denigrate their opponents as "snowflakes" for their perceived lack of spinal fortitude and stoic acceptance of reality, Trump is the ultimate snowflake in their midst. This occasionally leads him to mismatch his complaints with his audience, which was one of the problems he seemed to be having in Tulsa. The best example of this (to me, at any rate) was back during the 2016 campaign when he appeared before an audience of coal miners in West Virginia (a pretty authentically macho bunch, in other words) and complained that you couldn't get good hairspray anymore, because of all the liberal weenies. It was a pretty jarring disconnect -- the same problem that Mitt Romney used to have all the time when trying to appear as one of the common folk.

Trump's petulant whining while in office could fill volumes. In fact, it probably will -- it's hard to picture anything else filling the shelves of Trump's eventual presidential library. They'll have a whole section on "presidential tweets attacking various perceived enemies," no doubt. What other president has whined even one-one-thousandth of the amount that Trump has? Other presidents may have expressed anger or resentment at times, but most of it has taken place behind closed doors -- not fired out on Twitter for all to see.

The good news for Democrats in all of this is that this is Trump's biggest weakness, and the easiest one to successfully exploit. Getting under Trump's notoriously thin skin is not hard to do. It's as if Achilles was vulnerable everywhere on his body except for one ankle. And Trump's overreaction inevitably makes the entire situation worse for him. This is the whole roadmap to defeating Trump, really.

I'm actually kind of surprised that Donald Trump seems downright eager to debate Joe Biden. Trump truly believes the fantasy image of himself he's built up in his own mind, and he also believes the image of Joe Biden he's created as well. Trump honestly believes that Biden is a doddering old fool who will get so confused on the debate stage that Trump will make mincemeat out of him. Trump has reportedly tried to get Biden to agree to four debates rather than the traditional three, in fact, when the usual stance an incumbent president takes is that they don't want to debate at all.

Joe Biden, however, is not the caricature that Trump believes him to be. Far from it. Check out any of his debate performances from the primary season. Sure, he made some gaffes and said some head-scratching things -- but then again, so does Trump, virtually every time he opens his mouth. Fact-checking the two after a debate will likely reveal that Biden got two or three things slightly wrong, while Trump got three or four dozen things monumentally wrong. It's hardly even a fair fight, when you think about it.

The other thing to remember from the primary debates is that Biden is an extremely feisty debater. In most of the debates, he was the frontrunner and had the biggest target on his back. So out of the entire field of Democratic candidates, Biden had to deal with more incoming attacks than anyone else. And he did so -- quite forcefully. Of course, when going toe-to-toe with the likes of Bernie Sanders or Kamala Harris, Biden was fighting on ideological grounds. There were policy differences between Biden and the others, but rarely did it devolve into raw personality conflicts. This, of course, will be different when debating Trump, because Trump couldn't have a rational policy debate if his life depended on it. Whenever he is contradicted by facts and reality, Trump starts hurling playground insults. Biden seems well up to the task of fending off such nonsense.

Donald Trump has so many areas of weakness that taking potshots at him is not all that hard to do. He's got more "triggers" for his rage than you can even count. And getting under his skin to the point where he flies off the handle is also a pretty easy task. I have no doubt that at Trump's next rally he'll devote a large portion of his speech to explaining why barely filling a third of the arena in Tulsa actually means that tens of millions of people love him. Or perhaps explaining why he looked so dejected exiting Marine Corps One after the speech. Both have been ripe avenues for the late-night comics already, and Trump hates to see empty seats, so this one hits Trump's fantasy image of his own popularity hard. So it wouldn't surprise me to see Trump use 20 minutes of his next rally speech to explain to all his followers why up is down, dark is light, and a two-thirds-empty arena was actually packed to the rafters.

Of course, this will be all the more amusing if the Trump campaign books another large venue that doesn't fill up. Seeing Trump explain a mostly-empty Tulsa arena to another mostly-empty arena would indeed be priceless.

For the rest of the campaign, the broadest avenue to taking Trump down a peg is to ridicule him. Laugh at him, and he will lash out. The more ridiculous his explanations get (for why actual reality doesn't match the reality in Trump's head), the easier it becomes to further taunt him. And the more such ridicule hits close to home, the more unhinged Trump will become -- for all the voters to plainly see. Laughter is the best and most effective weapon against any bully. Just ask Nelson Muntz.

If I were Joe Biden, I would begin the very first Trump-Biden debate by predicting that not only will he win the election, but that his inaugural crowd will be many times bigger than Trump's. This spurred the first fit of seething resentment from President Trump and it is still just as effective as it was when it happened. From there, go on to absolutely ridiculing all the claims made by Trump that he is the "biggest, best, most successful president ever." Hit him with fact after fact showing this to be nothing short of a sad joke. Ask Trump -- to his face -- whether he thinks he's a better president than Abraham Lincoln. Or Ronald Reagan, for that matter (that would be interesting to hear, considering the reverence Republican voters have for Saint Ronnie). And then just laugh at Trump's response. Apologize with: "Oh, I'm sorry, that was just so funny I had to interrupt..." and then visibly take a drink of water with one hand. Biden could work Trump into an absolute frenzy of rage within the first five minutes, and things would only go downhill for Trump from that point on.

Trump likes to think of himself as macho. But in reality he's got the biggest glass jaw ever seen. Getting under his skin is pathetically easy to do, because it is so thin and there are so many things that Trump resents. If Tulsa was any indication, Trump simply cannot resist rising to the bait. Trump's self-perceived image as the roughest, toughest, rootin'-est tootin'-est cowboy ever to stride the planet is so laughably inaccurate in so many ways. If he has to spend 15 minutes explaining why you should not believe your own eyes when seeing him fumble to drink water one-handed or walk down a ramp without visibly cringing, then he's quite obviously no John Wayne. Shatter his illusions of strength and all he will be left with is viciousness and seething resentment. And that's not exactly the best plan for getting re-elected.

So Joe Biden should just go right ahead and poke the bear with the biggest stick he can. "If I am elected, I can guarantee that my inaugural crowd will be one heck of a lot bigger than Trump's pathetic turnout was, because I know full well that more Americans want to return some simple decency and humanity to the presidency -- and I'd bet my bottom dollar that the American people will turn out to cheer me on in great numbers." Start from there and then just take random potshots for the rest of the evening. This isn't rocket science, folks. Taunting a bully is, in fact, pretty easy to do -- as Trump proves each and every time he goes into one of his resentment rants.

-- Chris Weigant

 

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161 Comments on “Trump's Laughably Thin Skin”

  1. [1] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    i bet it will be some VERY interesting debate prep.

    instead of the usual "debate experts," biden should hire the most biting insult comedians he can find to help him with his material - like joan rivers or lisa lampanelli

  2. [2] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    and speaking of thin crust, could i interest you in writing an article about the limitless electoral potential of pie?

  3. [3] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    I say the best way to destroy Trump is after he goes off on one of his incoherent rambling-fests, and it’s Biden’s chance to respond, he needs to ask the moderators if maybe someone needs to check on Trump to make sure he hasn’t had a stroke. Reply that he’d love to respond to what Trump said, but since in was gibberish, he can only offer his own talking points.

  4. [4] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Arizona opened up a drive-up Covid-19 testing facility...that only took people 13 hours of sitting in line before they were finally able to get tested! Our country’s response to this pandemic is a farce!!!

    We are being screwed over by our government because Trump thinks people test positive just to hurt him!

  5. [5] 
    John M from Ct. wrote:

    It might be fun for the majority of the country to see Biden taunt Trump into red-faced incoherence simply by exploiting his insecurities and pushing his buttons. I like the one about laughing out loud at some nonsensical answer, and then taking a single-handed gulp of water with an Uncle Joe wink at the camera.

    But I doubt such circus antics will have the slightest influence on the electorate. Those who hate Trump will congratulate Biden on "demolishing him", and those who still support Trump after four years - and those of the media who imagine their job requires 'balance' and 'fair play' to be the only criteria for criticism of politics - will say that Biden disgraced himself by "lowering himself to the gutter" or "mocking the president to his face".

    I'd prefer, I think, for Biden to refuse to debate without a closed-mike policy for the side not called on to speak. That would eliminate all interruptions and back-and-forths in favor of a traditional debate of answer and counter-answer to set questions. Trump would dig his own grave of incoherence, and Biden could simply ignore the president by acting presidential (i.e., intelligent, decent, and mature with the country's interests at the center of his answers).

    It would be like two different debates taking place in the same room. It would (I think) do more than anything else to convince Biden's supporters he has what it takes to be president at his age, and to show some Trump doubters that this current president has no business being in office, much less being re-elected to it.

  6. [6] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    I like the one about laughing out loud at some nonsensical answer, and then taking a single-handed gulp of water with an Uncle Joe wink at the camera.

    Well, you may recall that he already did laugh out loud at Sarah Palin during a vice presidential debate.

    And, he also did something else that you left out above. He flashed the inordinately disarming and equally delicious Biden smile - the one that could light up the world. :)

  7. [7] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It would (I think) do more than anything else to convince Biden's supporters he has what it takes to be president at his age …

    Ah, Biden's supporter need no such convincing, let me make that perfectly clear.

    Way to go with the blatant ageism. One of these days, you may actually understand who Joe Biden is.

  8. [8] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Russ[3],

    Biden would never demonstrate that sort of behavior, not in a million years.

    When people say that Biden is the most decent politician that they have ever had the pleasure of meeting or working with, they're not just whistling Dixie, you know ...

  9. [9] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Chris,

    So Joe Biden should just go right ahead and poke the bear with the biggest stick he can. "If I am elected, I can guarantee that my inaugural crowd will be one heck of a lot bigger than Trump's pathetic turnout was …

    Is this really the state of understanding when it comes to who Joe Biden is? I mean, seriously?

    Besides, Biden has plenty of ammunition for poking the bear with a big stick based solely on what this president has done everyday while in office for well over three and a half years. Biden is quite capable of exposing Trump for the failed leader he is and for the damage he has done without resorting to juvenile tactics.

    I wonder if Trump will find a way to dispense with the presidential debates, altogether ...

  10. [10] 
    John M from Ct. wrote:

    Elizabeth, re my [7],

    No offense meant regarding ageism (to which I in my early 60s am becoming more subject). I should have been clearer.

    When I wrote "...convince Biden's supporters he has what it takes to be president at his age" I was thinking of his more hesitant or reluctant supporters, those who had been for Sanders or another Dem. Many of these shall I say younger folk, even as they say that they will of course vote for Biden due to Trump's impossibility, suggest that his age and its apparent or reputed tolls on his capacity are making their votes reluctant and unenthusiastic.

    Some strong performances on live national TV by Biden will certainly help up these folks' commitment and interest in getting themselves, and their friends, to the polls in November (especially in the face of voter suppression tactics by the other side).

  11. [11] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    John,

    When I wrote "...convince Biden's supporters he has what it takes to be president at his age" I was thinking of his more hesitant or reluctant supporters, those who had been for Sanders or another Dem.

    Yeah, I think I knew that. :)

  12. [12] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    John,

    Some strong performances on live national TV by Biden will certainly help up these folks' commitment and interest in getting themselves, and their friends, to the polls in November (especially in the face of voter suppression tactics by the other side).

    Agreed, wholeheartedly!

  13. [13] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    If what you mean by 'strong performance' does not equate to childish attacks, of course. :)

  14. [14] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    K, Elizabeth, there's no doubt this is way more help than Hillary ever got but it's Joe Biden's election to lose.

    It ain't right but we go to war with the Constitutional Republic we go to war with

  15. [15] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Shoulda been Hillary but for the naked Corporatism and stuff.

  16. [16] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    No, really. Back in the 90s I fantasized that Hillary somehow got nominated for President. It was effing WILD Dude,I mean we almost went Connie and stuff.

  17. [17] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    ...I mean we almost went Commie and stuff.

  18. [18] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Shoulda been Hillary but for the naked Corporatism and stuff.

    Non-serious.

  19. [19] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Chris,

    Joe Biden, however, is not the caricature that Trump believes him to be. Far from it. Check out any of his debate performances from the primary season.

    Right. Not to mention the vice presidential debate. Was there more than one?

    Sure, he made some gaffes and said some head-scratching things --

    Yeah. My favourite one was when Biden called Muslims in Bosnia, Bosniaks.

    The press went wild with their usual asinine storyline on Biden for that one … right up until they discovered that Muslims in Bosnia do indeed call themselves Bosniaks. :)

    Right.

  20. [20] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW: Trump is just not really a macho guy, despite having played one on teevee. But he's so invested in the macho image he has built up for himself in his own mind that he cannot tolerate anything which contradicts this fantasy he's created.

    I know, right!? But he's constantly whining like a toddler about "somebody doing him wrong," and not content with convincing his supporters they are under siege and being brutalized, he's forever explaining how no one suffers from victimhood more than Trump:

    Trump has whined about:
    * the media for being unfair to him
    * the Nobel people for not giving Trump a Nobel Prize
    * Fox News for being "politically correct" all of a sudden
    * Dr. Fauci for telling the truth about COVID-19
    * COVID-19 for being so unfair to Trump
    * "Parasite" for winning the Oscar for Best Picture
    * football players for kneeling in silent protest
    * toilets for the way they flush now
    * light bulbs for making him look orange (what makeup?)
    * Canadian Broadcasting for his 7 seconds cut out of "Home Alone 2"
    * people for wearing masks because he can't hear them
    * people for not wanting to vote in person and risk their health
    * people for wanting to vote by mail (oh, the horror)
    * the whole world for not giving Trump credit for __________
    (lots and lots of things)

    Trump's message is not remotely complicated: You have been wronged and should be really mad as Hell, and I'm just like you because everybody is doing me wrong.

    That's where the gullibility comes in and Trump plays them for fools: He isn't just like them, and he doesn't give two shits about their welfare. What always concerns Trump is money and recognition. What's particularly concerning Trump now is winning reelection so he can avoid being prosecuted for crimes and also keeping his hefty list of co-conspirators and/or those who could testify against him out of prison for their crimes.

    He's got to appear rough and tough even when he falls painfully short of that image.

    What kind of person actually believes all that whining and complaining out of a grown-ass man is a sign of toughness? I guess over on there on "Earth 2" in the galaxy of Wingnutia, a fat-sweaty-constantly-whining-clown-faced-pathological liar is what passes for strength. Creepy weird and cringeworthy.

    So to recap: The "GOP" has become the "POG"... Party of Grievance, and their whiny right base of "mostly men" are victims in their own tiny minds.

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Given how much time and effort ya'all spend on President Trump's alleged thin skin..

    One would think it's ya'all who have the thin skin.. :D

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    FPC,

    JL,

    i guess i must be stoopid too, because as long as it keeps killing tens of thousands of americans a month i consider covid to be a pretty big 'here and now' type of issue.

    And yet, what are we discussing today???

    President Trump's thin skin...

    What did we discuss yesterday??

    The phony art of polling..

    The day before that???

    NarcoAnarchists or some such animal..

    One can be forgiven if they believe that covid is so March/April given the facts that support that belief.. eh??

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    at the very least, significantly moreso than whether or not some jackass from a hundred fifty years ago - who tried to quit america just so he could keep owning slaves - gets his statue torn down by the descendants of the people he tried and failed to keep enslaved.

    But NOT significantly moreso than President Trump's alleged thin skin, no??

    Trends, my friend, trends... Covid is so March/April...

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    CW,

    So Joe Biden should just go right ahead and poke the bear with the biggest stick he can. "If I am elected, I can guarantee that my inaugural crowd will be one heck of a lot bigger than Trump's pathetic turnout was …

    So, as much as ya'all hate President Trump, your advice to Biden is to BE like President Trump??

    Is that because, deep down inside in places you don't talk about at parties, you WANT President Trump on that wall, you NEED President Trump on that..... Sorry.. don't know what happened there... :D

    But seriously, as much as ya'all attack President Trump, it appears ya'all secretly admire President Trump because ya'all's advice to anyone going up against President Trump is that they be more Trump than Trump...

    Is this some kind of love/hate thing???

  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    FPC,

    I noticed none of ya'all could explain the inherent contradiction in Black Lives Matter (the group) with the fact that black lives DON'T appear to matter to Black Lives Matter (the group)...

    Apparently we have some more facts regarding that, that we will touch on again today..

    Maybe someone will have some answers. Yea.. when a monkey crawls outta my butt.. :^/

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    Once again, armed Democrats/AntiFa/BLM take over areas of a major city and declares no cops allowed..

    Armed Atlanta protesters near Rayshard Brooks shooting site say cops not allowed there
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/armed-atlanta-protesters-near-rayshard-brooks-shooting-site-say-cops-not-allowed-there

    I gotta ask.. Is this how ya'all sees the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party will win votes in Nov???

    Could ya'all explain yer thought process that leads you to that totally bullshit conclusion???

    Just curious...

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    At least three men brandishing long guns -- seen Tuesday night near the Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot during his arrest earlier this month -- told Fox News that police were no longer allowed in the area.

    One man, who said he was holding a 12-gauge shotgun, told reporter Steve Harrigan he was armed because there were no longer police officers to protect them.

    Another man said he lost confidence that the city's police were committed to their pledge to “serve and protect.”

    “The police aren’t allowed here because they’re not here to protect us,” the man with the shotgun said.

    This activity begs another question..

    Isn't The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party against guns???

    How do ya'all reconcile the anti-gun message of The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party with these gun-toting Democrats/AntiFa/BLM groups in Seattle and Atlanta??

    CAN ya'all reconcile the two facts???

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    Brooks' killing on June 12 set off violent protests in a city that was still reeling from protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Protesters in Atlanta said the Brooks killing was yet another example of police brutality directed at the black community. In the aftermath of Brooks’ death, the Atlanta police chief resigned, and protesters burned the Wendy’s restaurant.

    One Atlanta police officer was fired, arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death, while another officer was reassigned, pending results of an investigation.

    Meanwhile, Atlanta authorities arrested arson suspect Natalie White, 29, on Tuesday afternoon for allegedly burning down the fast-food restaurant.

    The Fulton County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest on Twitter shortly after Brooks' funeral service at the city’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.

    "The Fulton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit just apprehended Wendy's arson suspect Natalie White moments ago," the office said. "White is being booked into the Fulton County Jail right now. This case is being investigated by @ATLFireRescue Arson Unit. @FGTV @FultonInfo."

    Good.. The cops got the scumbag arsonist bitch.. Hope she enjoys many many decades in jail...

  29. [29] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW: Ask Trump -- to his face -- whether he thinks he's a better president than Abraham Lincoln. Or Ronald Reagan, for that matter (that would be interesting to hear, considering the reverence Republican voters have for Saint Ronnie). And then just laugh at Trump's response. Apologize with: "Oh, I'm sorry, that was just so funny I had to interrupt..." and then visibly take a drink of water with one hand.

    This! And whenever Trump gets so lathered up and pissy that he takes a verbal swipe at Joe like he's known to do, Biden should just laugh and say:

    "For all your childish insults, there are no words that can change the fact that Joe Biden will forever be the guy you were afraid to have to run against... so scared to face an election against me that you withheld the goodwill of millions of Americans to aid our allies against our adversaries, putting your own personal interests above the security of the good people of these United States, and what did you get?

    Impeachment... in perpetuity... and we're still here."

    *

    Or something similar. :)

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    The lawyer for the police officer who fired the deadly shot told Fox News last week that several claims from Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. were “not true.”

    Lance LoRusso, said when his client, Garrett Rolfe, 26, fired his weapon, Brooks was not “running away." He said Brooks “turned and offered extreme violence toward a uniformed law enforcement officer. If he was able to deploy the stun gun, it would incapacitate Officer [Garrett] Rolfe through his body armor, and at that point, if he decided to disarm another officer, he would be in possession of a firearm."

    The armed protesters who spoke to Fox News said they agreed with the city’s top prosecutor that the officers involved in the shooting could have resolved the interaction peacefully and the blame should be placed squarely on them.

    The idea of a “police-free” zone seems to be an emerging demand among protesters. The first major aggression displayed toward police in wake of Floyd’s death was when protesters set fire to the Minneapolis police station that housed the officers involved in the deadly arrest.

    Since then, calls to defund and disband entire police departments have gained traction in some Democrat circles. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the influential lawmaker, likened police in the city to a cancer that has to be extricated.

    So, apparently, Defund The Police = Abolish The Police.. So ya'all were wrong on that point..

    Another question..

    Do ya'all believe that Defund/Abolish The Police is a winning message for The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party going into the home stretch of the election??

    Do you think that Independent and NPA Americans will respond positively and vote for The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party candidates??

    I am sincerely curious if ya'all think this is a winner for The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    Protesters in Seattle formed what they called CHOP — “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” — which they considered a “police-free” area in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood. City officials there have been criticized for being too lenient with the protesters, but two recent shootings — including one that resulted in a fatality — prompted Mayor Jenny Durkan to announce that an effort was underway to end the protest.

    Harrigan asked the armed Atlanta men what would happen if a police officer told them to drop their weapon. One insisted that they were peaceful.

    “It’s my legal right to bear arms," said the other, referring to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. "And at no point will I allow my right to be disturbed.”

    Wow.. This Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party member sounds EXACTLY like those "racist" Trump supporting gun toting hicks ya'all constantly attack and denigrate..

    How do ya'all feel about this guy being representative of The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party??

    Again, do you feel it's a winning combination in November??

    Come on, don't be shy.. Just blurt it on out if you know the answer.."
    -Joe Pesci, MY COUSIN VINNY

    :D

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:

    Judge Nap hasn't been factually accurate in a while..

    Judge Napolitano on Rayshard Brooks case: Murder charge against Atlanta officer is 'catastrophic mistake'

    "[Do] you know what's going to happen?" asked Napolitano. "[Rolfe] is going to be found not guilty, and that's going to produce a tremendous uproar amongst the people of Atlanta.

    "They should have charged some far more reasonable charge rather than one that exposes him to the death penalty," he urged. "It's just not going to work."
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/judge-napolitano-rayshard-brooks-murder-charge-atlanta-officer

    But Nap calls this one perfectly...

    Of course Officer Rolff is going to go free.. He did absolutely NOTHING wrong..

    Rolff followed proper procedure in the case of a fleeing felon...

    As in the Floyd case, the DA wants to throw bogus bullshit charges up to appease the hysterical angry Democrat/AntiFa/BLM mob.

    What's going to happen though is charges will be dropped for lack of evidence and then Atlanta and Minneapolis will burn some more, thanx to The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

    And such burning and looting and rioting will result in a landslide victory for President Trump..

    Cuz it's going to be an easy choice for ALL Americans..

    Do they want more burning and looting and cop-killing, which is ALL that The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party is all about??

    Or do Americans want high economic growth record low unemployment and peace and prosperity..

    Well, from a FACTS point of view, the choice is abundantly clear...

    President Trump wins re-election in a landslide... :D

  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    So, I just gotta ask..

    For those of ya'all who actually believe that Biden can prevail... (heheheh I still find that hilarious.. :D)....

    Does the actions of late of The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party change your mind???

    Whether you agree with it or not.. The Democrat Party is now lumped in with the AntiFa and BLM Terrorist groups...

    So does anyone honestly believe that the merger of these groups (Russ says they are all united) will be a GOOD thing for Biden???

    Or a GOOD thing for President Trump??

    Enquiring minds want to know.. :D

  34. [34] 
    Kick wrote:

    CW: If he has to spend 15 minutes explaining why you should not believe your own eyes when seeing him fumble to drink water one-handed or walk down a ramp without visibly cringing, then he's quite obviously no John Wayne.

    Oh, he's John Wayne, alright, but he's John Wayne Gacy: A guy in clown makeup luring his unsuspecting victims into his crawl space.

  35. [35] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Liz,

    Biden would never demonstrate that sort of behavior, not in a million years.

    When people say that Biden is the most decent politician that they have ever had the pleasure of meeting or working with, they're not just whistling Dixie, you know ...

    Why would it be inappropriate for Biden to ask if maybe someone wants to make sure Trump hasn’t had a stroke when he babbles incoherently, slurring the chunks of word salad that he vomits all over the stage in exactly the same manner you would expect someone who was actually having a stroke would?

    Biden would only do this in response to Trump’s rambling on and on with no detectable point to what he is spewing...which really all depends on how much Adderall Trump has popped before the debate.

  36. [36] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Listen, if this was a standard-issue Taser -- and I have no reason to believe it was anything other than that -- it produces 50,000 volts of electricity," Napolitano remarked further. "That's enough to stop an elephant and it’s enough to kill a human being.

    "But, the test is not, 'is the Taser a deadly weapon?' The test is: 'did the police officer reasonably believe that a deadly weapon was being aimed at him?' It could have been an elastic band and paper clip. But if he reasonably believed it was a deadly weapon, then he was authorized to use deadly force," he concluded.

    "Without that law, the cops can't do their jobs."

    Officer Rolff should never have been charged..

    The fact that he was indicates how much influence the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party merger has over downstream Democrats....

    And when the charges are dropped and Atlanta burns again.. Who do you think is gonna get the blame??

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party..

    And who do you think will reap the benefits??

    The President Trump re-election campaign...

    If there is a flaw in the logic, by all means..

    "I am all ears"
    -Ross Perot, 1992 Presidential Debates...

  37. [37] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    1

    instead of the usual "debate experts," biden should hire the most biting insult comedians he can find to help him with his material - like joan rivers or lisa lampanelli

    Both on Celebrity Apprentice... good choices! Lampanelli could likely skewer Trump a new one.

  38. [38] 
    Michale wrote:

    Continuing on that same vein of thought in comment #39 above, it seems to me that the sooner that the respective DAs dismiss all charges the better it will be for The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

    Because if they drag this out for months we'll be right on the cusp of OCTOBER SURPRISE territory...

    And the October Surprise this year just might be the major burning and looting and cop-killings in Minneapolis and Atlanta..

    Which, of course will completely and utterly destroy Biden's campaign..

    Assuming Biden's campaign has even lasted that long...

    Once again..

    Flaw logic ears Perot...

  39. [39] 
    Michale wrote:

    Joe Manchin: Defunding police 'craziest thing I've ever heard in my life'

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Joe Manchin said what happened to George Floyd shocked the whole world, and change after his death in police custody was inevitable. “A lot of our friends from the black communities have been very quiet about it over the years because it's just a matter of fact. It's what happens," he said. "This is how they're treated. Now, knowing that our friends and our colleagues could be stopped just because of the color of their skin, and we're not because of our color is wrong.”

    Manchin said there is no way this treatment can be accepted anywhere in America. “So, we've got to change. How do you change? Someone says, well, they're going to get rid of policing or defund. I said that is the craziest thing I've ever heard in my life. You can't defund the police and have militia or anarchy going on. That would be horrible.”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-manchin-defunding-police-craziest-thing-ive-ever-heard-in-my-life

    Apparently, the Distinguished Gentleman from forgot quite a few facts re: George Floyd...

    Fact #1.. Floyd tried to pass of a counterfeit $20 bill...

    Fact #2.. Floyd had ingested meth and fentynal...

    Fact #3.. Floyd decided to fight the law..

    Fact #4.. The law won..

    "These are the facts of the case.. And they are undisputed.."
    -Captain Smilin' Jack Ross, A FEW GOOD MEN

    Given these facts, Officer Chauvin choices were very limited.. He chose the least lethal of the options. Which was made lethal by Floyd's own choices.. Choices Officer Chauvin had no way of knowing..

    Floyd's homicide was justified and justifiable..

    No other conclusion is possible..

  40. [40] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    3|4

    Reply that he’d love to respond to what Trump said, but since in was gibberish, he can only offer his own talking points.

    Yep.

    We are being screwed over by our government because Trump thinks people test positive just to hurt him!

    Hey, Russ, that's what I said! All those mean people getting COVID-19 and getting tested and becoming sick and even dying just to hurt Trump's numbers. Unfair!

    And all those horrible people who want to participate in democracy and cast a vote without having to expose themselves to potential disease and possible death, if only there was something we could each wear that could help stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus like say a mask or something... if only Dipshit Donald hadn't been too vain to wear one and thus turned wearing protective face coverings into being all about Trump... and the catalyst for the even further spread of the virus.

    So I said to my people, 'Slow the testing down, please.' They test and they test. We got tests for people who don't know what's going on. ~ Donald Trump

    If you stop testing, you get less cases. And stop making Trump stand on those scales; everyone knows if you don't step on the scales, you can't gain any weight. Duh!

  41. [41] 
    Michale wrote:

    On the toppling of statues, Manchin said that while the Civil War should never be memorialized or idolized, what is going on in Seattle and other places isn’t the solution. “If they truly believe in the teachings and the movement of Martin Luther King Jr., then perhaps they should read what he says about violence and upheaval. There is no way to justify that. I think it just takes the cause backwards, and it divides people up who might've been sympathetic. Enough is enough. They aren't wanting change for the change. They want, basically, the ability for disruption and violence.”

    It's a forgone conclusion that Dr Martin Luther King would be VERY disappointed in the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party....

    No wonder 40% of black Americans support President Trump...

    The entire Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party is judging Floyd and Brooks SOLELY by the color of their skin...

    Yes, Dr King would be VERY disappointed...

  42. [42] 
    Michale wrote:

    Tucker Carlson: The Real Reason Mobs Across The Country Are Tearing Down American Monuments

    During his opening monologue Monday, Tucker Carlson said Americans should stop pretending the November election is a contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden because, as he put it, "there is no Joe Biden."

    "The Joe Biden you remember no longer exists," Carlson said. "The babbling husk you see may have the same name and similar features, but behind the mask there is nothing but a jumbled collection of talking points from the 70s. 'Turn on your record player, no malarkey'. The candidate has no independent thoughts of his own."

    Carlson claimed that Biden's actual function is to serve as a "perfect Trojan horse" for the grave intentions of the activist wing of the Democratic Party.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/06/23/tucker_carlson_joe_biden_is_a_trojan_horse_for_the_radical_left_only_republicans_can_save_us.html

    All Joe -YouAintBlack- Biden can do in Presidential elections is lose..

    Biden has lost so much, he doesn't know HOW to win... :D

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    In every society, there are those who seek to destroy. They destroy for the same reason that troubled boys torture dogs or shoot house cats. Inflicting pain makes them feel powerful.

    We used to call people like that anti-social forces. They still exist. We just pretend they don't. Or worse, we excuse their behavior. We coddle them. We fund them. Wall Street sends them money in the hope that they will be destroyed last. The rest of us just look on confused. We don't really know what's happening, but the destroyers know. They know exactly what's going on.

    Never in American history have they been more emboldened than they are now. Just this Monday afternoon, around lunchtime, an activist called Shaun King issued the following demand on Twitter: "All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus and his European mother and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form of white supremacy created as tools of oppression, racist propaganda. They should all come down."

    Before you dismiss that idea as absurd, the rantings of some crank on social media, keep in mind that Shaun King is the most famous Black Lives Matter leader in this country. Black Lives Matter is now more popular than either major political party. So, don't be surprised when they come for your church. Why wouldn't they? No one is stopping them.

    The forces of destruction have grand ambitions. It's not just about the Teddy Roosevelt statue. They plan to rule this country. What will happen if they do?

    Well, you may imagine that self-defense is bulwark against chaos. In this country, you assume you can always defend yourself and your family. That's a pillar of our civilization, of all Western civilizations.

    One woman assumed that, too. On Wednesday, she was driving through Louisville, Ky. According to local police, the woman found herself surrounded by protesters who were blocking the road. They stood in front of her car with a megaphone. She argued with them to let her pass. One of them produced a gun. The woman tried to flee.

    When the woman stopped at a red light a block later, another protester pointed a gun at her. Again, she hit the gas and made it home alive.

    On Sunday, National Public Radio published an article about the incident. The headline of that piece: "Vehicle attacks rise as extremists target protesters." In other words, for trying to escape from being murdered, NPR called this woman an extremist who was "targeting protesters."

    Let these cowardly scumbag protesters try that against some who is carrying..

    They'll run like rabbits when someone actually fires back...

    Scumbags...

  44. [44] 
    Michale wrote:

    Meanwhile, actual hate crimes -- brutal crimes in which Americans are gravely injured -- are ignored completely. They take place on our streets with shocking regularity. The media don't cover them. They often go unpunished entirely.

    That's not speculation. There's quite a bit of video of it online, some of it very recent. We're not going to show you the clips. If you're interested, go to the Twitter feed for the Matt Walsh blog before Twitter pulls it down. You'll get the point.

    But you already know. Laws are not applied equally in America. Some victims are considered more deserving than others, despite the fact we're all citizens. Justice is not blind. Never in our lives has this been more true than it is right now, and is very likely to get worse. That's the aim of this movement, of these riots -- to overthrow the value, the principle of equality under the law.

    After November, that trend could accelerate dramatically. And by the way, we should stop pretending that this is an election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. There is no Joe Biden. The Joe Biden you remember no longer exists.

    The babbling husk you see may have the same name and similar features, but behind the mask, there is nothing but a jumbled collection of talking points from the early 70s. "Turn on your record players." "No malarkey."

    The candidate has no independent thoughts of his own. He has no core beliefs. He is empty. He's a perfect Trojan horse. For the people who've taken over the Democratic Party, he is perfect.

    Their plan is to ride him to power. Once there, someone tough and calculating and purposefully -- Kamala Harris, probably -- will change the country. How? Well, they've shown us how.

    I am not worried.. It won't get that far...

    Joe -YOU AINT BLACK- Biden doesn't stand a chance against President Trump in Nov..

    It's really that simple..

  45. [45] 
    Kick wrote:

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump

    Please let this serve as my Complete and Total Endorsement of a great fighter and ally in North Carolina, @LyndaBennettNC. She is strong on Crime, Borders, Military, our Great Vets & 2A. She will be a great help to me in DC. EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY. We need Lynda Bennett! #NC11

    9:37 AM · Jun 4, 2020

    *

    Fast forward to today:

    24-year-old defeats candidate backed by Trump, Meadows in GOP Congressional primary

    A 24-year-old motivational speaker has defeated the Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a GOP runoff for Meadows’ old congressional seat, according to unofficial results.

    Madison Cawthorn defeated Lynda Bennett in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in far-western North Carolina. He was leading with 65% of the vote with nearly all of precincts reporting. The Associated Press called the race in Cawthorn’s favor at 8:47 p.m.

    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article243752012.html

    Leading with 65% of the vote! Ouch. Who wants Trump's endorsement next?

    Winning!

  46. [46] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Fight against Statues Is a Fight against Civilization

    Left-wing extremists have hijacked the Floyd protests to wage war against American achievement.

    The legitimate protest over a white police officer’s killing of African-American Minneapolis resident George Floyd on May 25 quickly descended into widespread rioting, arson, and pillage, and demands for the removal of statues of eminent Caucasians from Christopher Columbus to Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Winston Churchill. Some statues probably should be removed, but what we have now has degenerated with the astonishing speed that reasonable advocacy groups were transformed by domestic terrorists. The underlying argument is that society is “systemically racist,” and therefore that its leaders are also racist, are venerated for false reasons, and the entire notion of Western civilization represented politically by traditionally revered figures is an affront to and “disrespectful” of blacks. BLM is admirably inclusive in matters of gender, sexuality, age, and religion, but it excludes non-blacks — those of Asian extraction, from Israel and Arabia to India and China and Japan, are in the same purgatory as whites, except that they have not supposedly been as oppressive of blacks. There is no movement to tear down statues of Gandhi or Mao Tse-tung, or vocal resentment of Arab slave-trafficking in blacks, which continues still. In an astonishing public-relations triumph, BLM suddenly ceased to be remembered for its identification with the murder of white policemen (including eight in Dallas and Baton Rouge in July 2016). It has seized the mantle of African-American self-respect and pursuit of justice.

    A statue of Washington or Jefferson is seen as a provocative gesture, as both were slaveholders. It is more of a stretch to attack Lincoln, since he declared in his second inaugural that the Union would eliminate slavery no matter how many Union soldiers died achieving that goal. He famously declared: “If God wills that every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be repaid by a drop of blood drawn by the sword, then as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said that the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.” Lincoln abominated slavery all of his conscient life and eventually came to agree with the concept of the equality of intelligence and ability of all races, partly because of his conversations with the great African-American leader Frederick Douglass. Even the emancipator of the African-Americans cannot escape the wrath of the hate-fueled leaders of Antifa and the militant elements of BLM, who wish to burn down America and society generally. Perhaps the most extreme formulation of this view is from Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, (as if Islam has been well-disposed to blacks), who proclaims that Jews are “termites” and Hitler was “a very great man” (referring to his moral qualities as much as his talents).
    https://tinyurl.com/y7bh6u6j

    Other than the fact that the George Floyd protest was NOT legitimate (the guy was a scumbag and society is better off with him in the gene pool) it's spot on..

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party is gonna find itself in a world of hurt come Nov.. :D

    Anyone who really thinks that Joe McRapist Biden has a chance in Nov really needs to look at the facts...

  47. [47] 
    Michale wrote:

    This is the difficulty with the entire effort to reason with extremists: They don’t really want to reach an agreement. They skulked forward hiding behind the skirts of respectable reform organizations who wish equality and brotherhood in America. They seize on horrible incidents and even minor controversies about a statue and magnify them into assaults on public order and private property, dragging behind them the useful liberal idiots who would have us believe that Antifa is a legitimate reform organization. This resembles the trajectory of the anti-Trump Resistance itself. It started with those who claimed Trump was a Russian agent, a misogynist, a crook, and a racist. He is none of these, though he has his faults. Yet instead of treating him as a political opponent and seeking to defeat him electorally, they have assaulted him relentlessly with completely unfounded allegations of treason, high constitutional crimes, of bringing down upon the country a pandemic, and of dodging his inescapable moral duty to fight the pandemic by shutting down the economy and inciting an economic depression so dire that he has no chance of reelection. It was in this context that his comments that the initial disputants in Charlottesville were good people arguing both sides of an authentic debate were widely represented in the Democratic media as apologia for the Klan and the Nazis. In such a venomous atmosphere of implacable animosity to America and to civilization, conciliation and compromise will give way to the assertion of constitutional legitimacy and the ability of all citizens to exercise their constitutional liberties. That time has come.

    Gods help any Democrat/AntiFa/BLM scumbag that tries to coerce me under arms..

    It will be a very bad day for them...

  48. [48] 
    Michale wrote:

    On the statue question itself, many statues or memorials to Confederate soldiers or politicians could probably be replaced by statues of more deserving people, including in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. (Removing them to museums, as some suggest, would create airplane hangars full of derelict statues of forgotten people.) General Lee himself opposed the secession of Virginia, but as was not uncommon in the South, placed the desires of his state above those of the Union, even when he had been offered the command of the Union armies by Lincoln. (Had he accepted, the war would’ve ended in 1862 with much more generous terms for the South than it ultimately received, and 500,000 fewer dead Americans.)

    What's so hilarious about these Democrat/AntiFa/BLM scumbags is that the statues they are trying to destroy were all put there by DEMOCRATS!!!

    BBBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    The Democrat Party gave us racism and the KKK...

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party don't even know their own history...

  49. [49] 
    Kick wrote:

    Trump family seeks to block book by president’s niece that calls him ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’

    President Trump’s brother on Tuesday petitioned a New York court to block the publication of a book by Mary L. Trump that describes the president, her uncle, as the “world’s most dangerous man.”

    Presales of the book, slated for publication on July 28, have soared to the top of bestseller lists on the basis of a description from publisher Simon & Schuster that it will reveal decades of family secrets, including a “nightmare of traumas” that explain the psychology of the man who is now president.

    ...

    The petition was filed in Queens County Surrogate’s Court in New York.

    Mary Trump’s attorney, Theodore Boutrous Jr., said in a statement that the family’s effort to restrain publication should be tossed out.

    “President Trump and his siblings seek to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance,” he said. “They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth. The courts will not tolerate this brazen violation of the First Amendment.”

    https://tinyurl.com/yb6gma3s

    Oh, that darn pesky First Amendment rears its ugly head yet again and bites the bigly fat ass of the "world's most dangerous man."

    You see, it's like this: When Fred Sr. died in 1999, Mary and Fred III were to receive what would have been the inheritance of their father Fred Jr. who preceded his father in death. Mary was Fred Sr's first and therefore oldest grandchild and when he passed away from Alzheimer's disease, Mary and her brother contested his will in probate court stating Donald and his siblings had procured that will by fraud.

    One week later, Donald and his siblings terminated the medical insurance coverage for Fred III's son, William, an 18-month-old toddler suffering with epilepsy, including spasms. Yes, sir. Donald had his nephew's baby's insurance coverage terminated because that's exactly the kind of dick that he is.

    Anyway, I was wondering: If Dangerous Donald wants to stop the publication of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, then why isn't Don suing his niece? I mean, it's not like this would be Don's first day in court.

  50. [50] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, of course, there is always this.. :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    BBBBWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D

  51. [51] 
    Michale wrote:

    There is only a weak argument for removing the statues of great generals such as Lee and Stonewall Jackson. There is no argument whatever for removing from the front of the Museum of Natural History in New York the splendid statue of Theodore Roosevelt, which is being done preemptively, according to the director, because statues now attract controversy. (That one is accompanied by a Native American and an African American beside a mounted TR — he was a supporter of both communities). They should retain TR’s statue and get rid of the director. She represents precisely the sort of cowardice that feeds and is exploited by the extremism that quickly gets to the head of these apparently well intended movements. There is no earthly excuse for taking down the statue of General (and President) U. S. Grant in San Francisco, or for defacing the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in London. Compare Confederate leader Jefferson Davis’s views of black people to those of Farrakhan’s hero and Churchill’s arch-foe, Hitler, on the same subject. The first person who advocates the removal of General Sherman’s statue in New York’s Grand Army Plaza by St. Gaudens, should be pitilessly mocked and chastised.

    That's The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party for ya... :D

    Weak morons who should be pitilessly mocked and chastised.. :D

  52. [52] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Democratic Party has left the back door open to these anti-democratic extremists and has been infiltrated. It has morally atrophied and is ambiguous between mob rule and sensible law enforcement. The Democrats have a phantom presidential candidate who is clearly unequal to the office which he seeks and have left their campaign to the biased and unprofessional national political media, since the candidate can’t make the race. The Democrats are trying to avoid the issues, profit from the coronavirus, and hope for a referendum on Trump stacked by the Trump-hating media. Jefferson, Madison, FDR, Truman, and LBJ were Democratic presidents who importantly strengthened the foundations of American liberty. Those who would remove a statue of Robert E. Lee because he led the Army of Virginia, no more realize that they are facilitating the work of those who would tear down statues of Lincoln and Churchill than those who peacefully protested the criminal death of George Floyd realized their efforts would be hijacked by those who burned and pillaged the businesses of thousands of decent Americans.

    Once again, I only take issue with the claim that George Floyd's death was "criminal"...

    It wasn't.. It was a public service..

    But the rest is spot on..

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party is simply alienating the very people that the Party needs for votes..

    Once again, the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party is it's own worst enemy..

    The facts are incontrovertible and undeniable..

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    I see Vick is trying to emulate me again.. :D

    There is no more sincerest form of flattery that Vick wants to be like Mike.. :D

  54. [54] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    So it's okay to poke the bear?

    Then it should be okay to point out Biden's biggest weakness- Biden is a false alternative big money candidate.

    The problems we are facing now are a direct result of the Dems offering a false big money alternative to the Republicans and voting for Biden out of fear of Trump is only going to perpetuate the problems and not lead to any solutions of note. Just more of the same that led to Trump.

    At least Trump seems willing to debate Biden.

    Not that it will be anything more than an exchange of delusions and/or deceptions.

    Funny how it seems that pointing out Trump's delusions and deceptions is all the rage here while discussion of Biden's delusions and deceptions is avoided.

    Perhaps Biden and Dem supporters are not as confident in their delusions as Trump is confident in his delusions (though Trump may just be confident that his supporters will believe his delusions/deceptions).

    "What's the matter runt, ya yella?"
    -Mad Dog Tannen
    BTF 3

    Oops. Maybe that's a card I should not have played. :D

    Wake up. Wise up. Rise up.
    Get Real.

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    Unfriendly Fascism From the Democrats
    Guess who its leader is.

    Now the mob is planning to tear down the statue of Theodore Roosevelt, and, may I add, that TR was one of the original Progressives. Take a look in an American history book, if you can find one. Teddy was an original Progressive. The mayor of the fated city of New York, Bill de Blasio has already approved Teddy’s removal. Au revoir, Teddy; you will soon rest in the dustbin of history along with George Washington and so many other old white men of American history. Possibly, in time Mayor de Blasio himself will repose there. After all, he is an aging white male, and he has not achieved even as much as Roosevelt, to say nothing of Washington.

    Obviously with all the statues coming down, and the property being destroyed and the history being trampled, something is afoot in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. America is welcoming in a new regime. It is a Fascist regime, which comes somewhat as a surprise to me. This Fascist regime is being raised up from the left end of the political spectrum. If you are like me — educated by left-wingers all your life — you were taught to expect Fascism to come from the right. Today on the right there is only silence, irenic silence. All the flag burners, statue smashers, and, dare I say it, book burners, are on the left. In fact, Mayor de Blasio is one of them. Though he is careful to wear a suit and tie, when he appears on television he always approves of the mob, and it is only a matter of time before he begins appearing in public wearing a uniform with epaulets and perhaps a sword.
    https://spectator.org/unfriendly-fascism-democrats-nancy-pelosi-fascism-socialism/

    As I said before, The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party likes to CLAIM they are anti-fascist...

    But their tactics are straight out of Adolf Hitler's playbook....

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    The mayor could call it the Sword of Liberation. He could claim that he used it to liberate the last black slave discovered hunkered down in a basement on Park Avenue. Or perhaps he used it to open up the Metropolitan Club to immigrants or to allow skateboard riders in Central Park. Actually, I believe they already allow skateboard riders in the park. He will have to claim some other act of heroism for the Sword of Liberation. How about if he chopped the head off the Statue of Liberty?

    At any rate, it is only a matter of time before Mayor de Blasio dons a military uniform, complete with riding boots and medals and a sash across his ample girth. Why not confer with a book on Benito Mussolini for ideas on how the sash might be worn? Mussolini always wore stylish uniforms in Italy, plus a sash, at least until the citizenry had had enough of the old boy and they strung him up by his ankles in Giulino di Mezzegra and filled him with lead. The popolo minuto had adjudged that Italy had had quite enough of Fascist greatness. When it was all over, several of his former subjects pulled up their skirts and voided on him. Fascism never ends very well, but it must have been fun while it lasted — if you were a brute.

    Fits Mayor DeBlowHole to a 'T'....

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    In surveying the scene in America these days, I see many signs of Fascism. But some of them are out of sync with true Fascism. I think Fascism’s leader in America, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, needs to bring a little order to her party’s new belief system. I suggest she set up an institute to coordinate the movement on a grand scale.

    But be sure to dump the rule of law. Also dump our Constitution. You already have dumped the electoral system. You almost stole the 2016 election, and I am confident with mail-in voting and some of your other, less obvious “reforms” you are making headway toward a truly Fascist States of America (FSA).

    Yet your youth movement leaves something to be desired. The demonstrators I saw sauntering through the rubble over the last few weeks look too casual. They were wearing beach shirts and tennis shoes, and I saw some in Bermuda shorts. That is a very American look, but not a truly Fascist look. The young idealists in black, wearing black hoodies and carrying loot from the fashionable stores that they had recently broken into, were the true Fascists. They had armfuls of the stuff to take home to Mom or Dad or the local pawn shop. It is time to sign them up in the Young Democrat chapters around the nation.

    But to return to my earlier point, you need a name for your Institute. A name that can be respected. That can be easily recognized in the media. How about “The Karl Marx Institute for Peace and Prosperity”? It is just a suggestion, but it is more direct than the National Democratic Party, which sounds hopelessly compromised.

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party definitely wants to stay true to it's racist roots...

    That's easier to do when you push your own brand of fascism...

  58. [58] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    All Joe [childish insult] Biden can do in Presidential elections is lose..

    he has never led the ticket in a general election before, so there's no data either way in that regard.

    as for the two closest and most recent approximations, he has won about 80% of the primaries - and both general elections as VP. so unless you're counting the 1980's, biden's win-loss record so far is quite a lot better than one might have thought - self included.

    JL

  59. [59] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    don,

    So it's okay to poke the bear?

    only if 'the bear' is a presidential candidate. if it's the person upon whom you depend for permission to use his own personal space to solicit for your cause - not so much.

    JL

  60. [60] 
    Michale wrote:

    Black Lives Matter for Democrats — But Only During the Six Months Before an Election

    It is all a modern-day manipulation on which Blacks always come out on the short end.

    In Memoriam: The Black Civil Rights Movement of 60-70 Years Ago
    The Black Civil Rights movement of 70 and 60 years ago was one of the holiest, most righteous movements in human history. Today it is impossible to believe that, even in post-World War II America, there were wide swaths of the country where Blacks had to use separate restrooms, drink from separate water coolers, had to go to the back of the bus and even then give over their seats to Whites if the front was full. They could not stay in hotels or motels or eat at certain restaurants, and — as if that were not enough — Blacks could not even play in the major leagues of baseball until 1947. Three quarters of a century after the Civil War forced emancipation and Black slavery ended, even after Blacks had fought bravely alongside Whites and had died fighting Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese Emperor in World War II, a Black person still could not play in baseball’s major leagues. Today it is incomprehensible how such a situation could have existed and continued in this greatest of all countries, and that is part of America’s greatness — that America overcame a stain on its record and transitioned to become a country whose every institution now is systemically racism-free.

    No one hears from them about these 44 snuffed-out Chicago Black lives— not from BLM, not from Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of those phonies; not from Ocasio-Hyphen and Ilhan Omar and the rest of the Squad; and not from the media — because none of them care about Black lives.

    Part of what made the Black Civil Rights movement successful is that it gave birth to real heroes: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers. The movement was led by people of honor and dignity and pursued the goals of freedom and equal justice under the law with a focused commitment to effectuating peaceful change. And the movement won.

    One needs to keep in mind, of course that it was the Democrats and The Democrat Party who were the bad guys...

    The Party of Trump and Lincoln were the good guys fighting for the rights of all black Americans..

    That's the facts of history that can NEVER be erased...

    Today’s ersatz socialist-communist-anarchist call for tearing down America, defunding police and ICE, looting stores and pillaging and burning down neighborhoods is not that movement. What does it say about today’s ersatz movement of destruction and rampage that all their neo-heroes have criminal rap sheets that arise not from arrests at sit-ins or disrupted peaceful marches but from drug felonies, burglaries, and armed robbery?
    https://spectator.org/black-lives-matter-for-democrats-but-only-during-the-six-months-before-an-election/

    Exactly.. What DOES it say about The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party that they are all scumbags and drug dealers and child-murderers and gang-bangers??

    And let's not forget... It's been established that The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party are all united.. Each segment is responsible for the actions of the other segments...

    And that Party REALLY believes they are going to win in Nov???

    One really has to wonder what they have been smoking and taking...

    Beyond the required meth and fentynal, that is...

    Nov 3 2020 is going to be GLORIOUS!! :D

  61. [61] 
    Kick wrote:

    Don Harris
    54

    "What's the matter runt, ya yella?"
    -Mad Dog Tannen
    BTF 3

    Oops. Maybe that's a card I should not have played. :D

    Wake up. Wise up. Rise up.
    Get Real.

    -------------------------------

    Same trolling the author from Don.

    EXHIBIT 1: Don knows exactly what he was asked not to do and does it anyway.

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    as for the two closest and most recent approximations, he has won about 80% of the primaries - and both general elections as VP. so unless you're counting the 1980's, biden's win-loss record so far is quite a lot better than one might have thought - self included.

    That was before Biden's huge leftist surge.. Before he told black Americans that if you are wondering who to vote for, you ain't black.. Before Tara Reade et al...

    So Biden's win/loss score before all the afore actions took place is meaningless....

    I am also constrained to point out that Biden is hemorrhaging black American support, most likely BECAUSE of his "YOU AIN"T BLACK" statement which is completely and utterly indefensible...

    As President Trump puts it (and it CAN'T be refuted) President Trump has done more for black Americans in his first 2 years of office than Biden has done his entire 47-yr political career...

    That is what is known in football parlance as a "Keeper Stat" but even it belies the actual HARM that Joe Biden has done to black Americans in his 47-yr political career.. Crime bill etc etc etc...

    You'll never catch President Trump questioning the black-ness of black Americans..

    These are all undeniable facts..

  63. [63] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @kick,

    another cool idea for a biden commercial: gather all the people who were eliminated on 'celebrity apprentice' and demonstrate in 30 seconds how HE would have gotten them all to cooperate for the benefit of all - instead of fomenting discord and eliminating all but one.

    JL

  64. [64] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hay Vick....

    Maybe you can try and Rick Roll Don! :D

    heheheheheheheheheheehehehehehhee

  65. [65] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m,

    These are all undeniable facts..

    neither all undeniable nor all facts, nor even relevant to the topic you proposed, and to which i responded.

    JL

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    another cool idea for a biden commercial: gather all the people who were eliminated on 'celebrity apprentice' and demonstrate in 30 seconds how HE would have gotten them all to cooperate for the benefit of all - instead of fomenting discord and eliminating all but one.

    And a good idea for a responding President Trump ad..

    Gather all the black Americans who were incarcerated under Senator Biden's Crime Bill... Yunno.. All the "super predators" that Biden put away..

    We can have 1977 Joe Biden saying "Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point."

    Won't that be a hoot, eh?? :D

    "Yunno what?? It IS funny.. It's a hoot..."
    -Tony Stark, AVENGERS Age Of Ultron

    Would ya like to play Dueling Political Ads??? :D

    Cause I got a million of 'em... :D

  67. [67] 
    TheStig wrote:

    At the heart of all this is Trump's core psychological weakness, which is that he is basically just a schoolyard bully.

    Ding! ding ding!

    We have a winning explanation!...it really is that simple.

    Trump is the classic school bully. Physically large, mentally short, socially awkward. Nelson Muntz with money, a tailor...and Roy Cohen as a life coach.

  68. [68] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    just acknowledge the fact of the matter, biden has been a heck of a lot more resilient than you, me or anybody except liz gave him credit for.

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    "You take people who aren't racist, people who are good citizens, who believe in equal education and opportunity, and you stunt their children's intellectual growth by busing them to an inferior school, and you're going to fill them with hatred."
    -Joe Biden

    "You have black student from Wilmington too, you send him to Alexis I. DuPont, bus him through Centerville every day, then send him back to the ghetto. How can he be encouraged to love his white brothers?"
    -Joe Biden

    Do you see now why Joe Biden is hemorrhaging black American support???

    I can continue if the point is still not clear.. :D

  70. [70] 
    Michale wrote:

    just acknowledge the fact of the matter, biden has been a heck of a lot more resilient than you, me or anybody except liz gave him credit for.

    Not really...

    Biden's simply lucky that The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party didn't have any better options..

    "That's not a choice, Grace... It's a lack of options.."
    -Bruce Willis, ARMAGEDDON

    The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party would drop Biden in a heartbeat if they had an alternative to Bernie Sanders.

    They still might...

  71. [71] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    63

    Hey! You might be onto something there. Somewhere in your commercial, you might want to mention that Trump lobbied the "powers that be" at NBC to have a season of "The Apprentice" that featured a team of Whites versus Blacks. Just kidding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE1LPC7xV3c

    *shakes head* Nope... not kidding:

    Trump also lobbied Howard Stern to endorse him and speak on stage at the Republican National Convention, but apparently even Howard Stern has standards and flatly refused. Stern believes Trump needs psychotherapy because he was traumatized as a child and has no empathy... none.

  72. [72] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    howard stern said that somebody else has too much childhood trauma and no empathy?

  73. [73] 
    Kick wrote:

    Mike
    64

    Maybe you can try and Rick Roll Don! :D

    Try? There is no try; I already did. The Bolton book Rick Roll was for all of Weigantia. You just assumed it was all about yourself. Womp womp.

  74. [74] 
    Kick wrote:

    TS
    67

    We have a winning explanation!...it really is that simple.

    I know, right!? Be sure to check out Deranged Donald's niece's soon to be best selling book: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, scheduled to be published July 28.

    What would she know about Donald? She's only his niece who grew up with his entire family. And what would she know about Don's psychological state of being, it's not like she's a clinical psychologist.

    Oh, wait! She is indeed a clinical psychologist.

    Trump is the classic school bully. Physically large, mentally short, socially awkward. Nelson Muntz with money, a tailor...and Roy Cohen as a life coach.

    Poor Roy Cohn, he was Trump's mentor and lots of people are saying Roy was truly in love with Donald. It seems that Trump would call Roy 40-50 times a day to talk... right up until Roy got "liver cancer"... I mean AIDS. People say Roy Cohn was the original Donald Trump... or maybe that's Donald Trump is a copy of Roy Cohn... either way.

    Roy's section of the AIDS memorial quilt says:
    Roy Cohn. Bully. Coward. Victim.

    Just kidding. *shakes head* Nope, not kidding:

    If Bully. Coward. Victim. has a message, it’s this: Frailty comes for everybody in the end, and the cost of habitually disdaining loyalty and respect is seeing how quickly people disappear when they no longer fear you.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/06/hbo-roy-cohn-documentary-lesson-trump/613198/

  75. [75] 
    Michale wrote:

    The fact that you are responding to me, Vick proves as far as you are concerned it IS all about me.. :D

  76. [76] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now.. Where were we..

    Oh that's right..

    Biden's racist quotes...

    "I mean you've got the first sort of mainstream African American, who is articulate and bright, and clean and [a] nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
    -Joe Biden, 2007

    "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
    -Joe Biden, 2006

    Biden is going to be ripped apart once the general election really starts...

  77. [77] 
    Michale wrote:

    Stig,

    We have a winning explanation!...it really is that simple.

    Trump is the classic school bully. Physically large, mentally short, socially awkward. Nelson Muntz with money, a tailor...and Roy Cohen as a life coach.

    And yet, he kicked the ass of the best that the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party had to offer..

    Doesn't say much for your Party, now does it.. :D

  78. [78] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    72

    howard stern said that somebody else has too much childhood trauma and no empathy?

    Yes... Donald Trump.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgqyrkJaXY0&t=398s

    Of course, it's Howard Stern's opinion based on all the facts he knows about Donald and his childhood and based on the fact that Howard himself went through psychotherapy and recognizes those behaviors in himself that he and Donald share.

    Apparently Howard is much better now for having been psychoanalyzed... of course, if you believe Howard Stern. I will take his word for it... such as it is. ;)

  79. [79] 
    Michale wrote:

    Defund the Thought Police

    Due process is not the strong suit of mobs. Neither is nuance, open discussion, or disagreement. These inherent defects should be painfully obvious as mobs pull down statues, seize sections of cities, and demand the public approach them on bended knee, literally. Anyone who dares push back, perhaps with a mild tweet saying “All lives matter,” faces immediate censure. If the mob is successful, any offenders will lose their jobs. Feckless employers are all too eager to appease the mob and hope it turns on another target.

    In this perilous environment, the most frenzied voices do more than dominate the public square. They monopolize it by silencing dissent. They have received full-throated support from the tech giants that control electronic discussion and the media giants determined to shape the narrative rather than report the news. Twitter and NBC are the poster children for this assault on free and open discussion. Their suppression in the name of “social justice” betrays the idea, best articulated in John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty,” that competing, divergent views lead to greater understanding and better decisions.

    That's today's Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party....

    And ya'all HONESTLY believe they have a chance of winning in Nov???

    That kind of blind loyalty is impressive in a moronic stoopid kind of way... :D

  80. [80] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    NYpoet (59)-
    Are you saying CW can dish it out but can't take it?

    Maybe CW can be better than that.

    Actually, I am not using CW's personal space to solicit for my cause. I am using the public forum that CW controls to solicit CW to address an issue that is important to me.

    And when the bear does not respond to honey, then it may require a poke or some loud noises to wake it out of it's slumber.

    It seems to be okay to do that when soliciting for approved issues that are important to CW and other commenters.

    It should not even be considered a poke to point that out. But it sure seems to be that when it is, it is the party that feels offended that is just laughably thin skinned or just looking for an excuse to dodge discussion of the issue.

  81. [81] 
    Michale wrote:

    The idea of an open forum, so basic to democracies, already lies a-moldering in the grave of academia, at least in the humanities and social sciences. Imagine applying for a job in Gender Studies and saying you oppose abortions after, say, Week 38. The term for such a person is “unemployed.” Imagine merely calling for a discussion on the pros and cons of affirmative action, taking the negative side, and hoping to win tenure in political science, sociology, anthropology, or history. Bad career move. There is more robust political debate at the Academy Awards.

    University administrations are equally rigid. Rejecting affirmative action, questioning the implementation of Title 9, or opposing Black Lives Matter would end your chances of being hired by the admissions office or dean of students at nearly every American university. Yet all of them proudly tout, with no sense of irony, their “office of diversity and inclusion,” fully staffed and generously funded. For them, of course, diversity never includes diverse viewpoints. It’s all about DNA and gender identity. Modern universities are now well-oiled machines to stamp out dissenting views. That’s been true for decades. What’s new, and disturbing, is seeing this orthodoxy spread to K-12 education, corporate HR departments, mainline churches, and newsrooms. The “thought police” are on patrol and ever-vigilant, twirling the twin batons of guilt and moral superiority.

    Dissent from their approved views is not just considered an error, much less an innocent one. It is considered immoral, illegitimate, and unworthy of a public hearing. Although both left and right have moved steadily toward this abyss, the worst excesses today come from the left, just as they came from the right in the 1950s. Opponents are seen in religious terms, as dangerous apostates who deserve to be burned at the stake, at least symbolically. You never expect the Spanish Inquisition. Yet here it is. That is the powerful iconography behind torching police cars and neighborhood stores.

    Again.. Today's Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

    Total subservience... OR ELSE..

  82. [82] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    All Joe [childish insult] Biden can do in Presidential elections is lose..

    Interesting that you believe that the FACTS against Biden are "childish insult"s...

    Yet the bullshit against President Trump is not.. :D

    I find that interesting.. :D

  83. [83] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Kick-74

    Thanks for the kind words..and correcting my spelling ;).

  84. [84] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    "Same trolling the author from Don."

    Nope. Soliciting CW to address an issue that is important to me.

    The choice I have been offered is I can stay if I behave in a manner that does not seem to apply to others, but will continue to be ignored.

    Not exactly a choice that provides incentive to inspire "good" behavior.

  85. [85] 
    Michale wrote:

    The first duty of any government is to establish public order and safety, ideally with popular support. In constitutional democracies, we have well-defined procedures to establish that order, determine its content (such the speed limit or right to carry a weapon), proper ways to enforce it, and penalties for violating it. In the United States, we have one additional constraint, a fundamentally important one: personal rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, cannot be overridden, even by large majorities. This social and political order is not static — it is always evolving — but there are well-established procedures to make those changes, ensure all voices are heard, and protect each citizen’s inalienable rights. (Even using the term “citizen” is contentious these days. The language police don’t like it because it excludes some people.)

    Calls to “Defund the police,” if they are serious, attack the very idea of establishing this peaceful public order. Cities foolish enough to attempt it will unleash violence, arson, and predation and meet a predictable backlash from citizens determined to protect their lives and property. They will either stand and fight or flee to safer spaces.

    Once again, one has to question the sanity of The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

    Anyone who believes that they can win Joe & Jane Sixpack's vote by armed rebellion and abolishing PDs and SOs across the country???

    They be not playin' with a full deck...

  86. [86] 
    Michale wrote:

    Although mobs are not always violent, rule by mobs is always a threat to constitutional democracy. Even peaceful protests can morph into mob rule when they stamp out dissenting voices or quash democratic procedures. We are seeing some of that today, where peaceful protests, guaranteed under the First Amendment’s rights to free speech and assembly, attempt to suppress others’ speech, demand obedience from public officials, topple symbols they claim to hate, and smear anyone bold enough to disagree. Corporations and universities have folded under these attacks as quickly as a cheap umbrella, or Seattle’s city council.

    To preserve our democracy, we must resist the mob. That begins with understanding the gravity of the threat and standing up to it. They have no claim to moral superiority and no right to use violence to achieve their ends. Yielding the public square to this “thought police,” however powerful and intimidating they are, is the road to tyranny. It leads away from our country’s hard-won achievement of ordered liberty and constitutional democracy. Remember, the mob aims to do more than pull down statues of the Founding Fathers. It aims to pull down their historic achievements.

    And that describes the Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party perfectly...

    A threat to this country's democracy...

    Which is why The Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party will lose and lose big in November..

  87. [87] 
    Kick wrote:

    Don Harris
    84

    Nope. Soliciting CW to address an issue that is important to me.

    Operative words there being:

    * "Soliciting CW"

    --------------------------

    EXHIBIT 2: Don disagrees with my correct point by proving exactly the point I made.

  88. [88] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Are you saying CW can dish it out but can't take it?

    In fact don, cw has shown incredible forbearance in taking your abuse of his space and great restraint by rarely dishing any nonconstructive criticism in your direction. If you can't see that, i'm afraid I see a red card in your near future.

  89. [89] 
    Michale wrote:

    Classified UFO briefings may have left senators 'disturbed,' expert says

    On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee made the unusual request to ask the Pentagon for a detailed, unclassified report on unidentified aerial phenomena that some believe may not be of this world.

    One expert thinks this may stem from lawmakers being "disturbed" by what they heard.

    "I welcome this long-overdue development," Nick Pope, a former employee and UFO investigator for Britain's Ministry of Defense, said in an email to Fox News. "It suggests that those senators who received last year's classified briefing on UFOs were disturbed by it and weren't satisfied with the current DOD position, i.e. simply stating that the mystery objects encountered by naval aviators remain unidentified."

    In his report attached to the 2020-2021 Senate Intelligence Authorization Act, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, instructed the director of national intelligence, the secretary of defense and other agency heads to compile data on “unidentified aerial phenomenon."

    "The Committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the federal government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat,” lawmakers wrote in a report.

    “The Committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the Committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders,” they added.

    The bill still needs to pass the Senate. Lawmakers are asking for a report within 180 days of the bill's approval.
    https://www.foxnews.com/science/classified-ufo-briefings-senators-disturbed-expert

    Up until recently, I have had 2 items left on my Bucket List..

    One was the debunking of the bullshit Global Warming theory.. That has already happened..

    The other was First Contact or, at the very least, all UFO intelligence to be released...

    Maybe we are well on our way...

    Any candidate that believingly promises to declassify all UFO intelligence will get my vote..

  90. [90] 
    Michale wrote:

    In fact don, cw has shown incredible forbearance in taking your abuse of his space and great restraint by rarely dishing any nonconstructive criticism in your direction. If you can't see that, i'm afraid I see a red card in your near future.

    Awww shit.. I thought *I* was the number 1 pain in the ass around here...

    FRAK...

  91. [91] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m,

    Don't worry, your position as premier rectal contusion is safe. As I've said in the past, CW appears to have a soft spot for gadflies. Don's crime isn't that his shtick is annoying, it's that it's boring.

  92. [92] 
    Michale wrote:

    JL,

    Don't worry, your position as premier rectal contusion is safe. As I've said in the past, CW appears to have a soft spot for gadflies.

    Thanx...

    I think... :D

  93. [93] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Awww shit.. I thought *I* was the number 1 pain in the ass around here...

    And, just to reiterate, you are. :(

  94. [94] 
    Michale wrote:

    Black Lives Matter???

    http://sjfm.us/pics/BLMlie2.jpg

    Apparently... NOT... :^(

  95. [95] 
    Michale wrote:

    And, just to reiterate, you are. :(

    Kewl!! :D

    You don't know how happy that makes me.. :D I like it when things are all about me.. :D hehehe

  96. [96] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    As happy as it makes you, Michale, that's as sad as it makes me.

  97. [97] 
    Michale wrote:

    As happy as it makes you, Michale, that's as sad as it makes me.

    Well, someone has to bring balance and the facts to Weigantia..

    Since no one else is up to the task, it falls to me..

  98. [98] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    So non-serious.

    Keep that up and you, too, may soon spend time in the penalty box. There's no right side to that game, you know.

  99. [99] 
    John M wrote:

    [89] Michale wrote:

    "Up until recently, I have had 2 items left on my Bucket List..

    One was the debunking of the bullshit Global Warming theory.. That has already happened.."

    I would put it back on your list. Since:

    1) It is NOT bullshit and

    2) You haven't even come CLOSE to debunking it yet!!

    Or did you note read the post about a town in Siberia, Russia, above the arctic circle being above 100 degrees F for the first time in recorded history EVER!

  100. [100] 
    Michale wrote:

    Or did you note read the post about a town in Siberia, Russia, above the arctic circle being above 100 degrees F for the first time in recorded history EVER!

    Funny how innocuous weather events in one specific place has meaning.. But ONLY if it supports the bogus theory.. :D

    How many predictions of the Global Warming con have come to pass??

    Answer: ZERO... ZILCH... NADA... NONE...

    Yunno.. In REAL science, when the theory is not supported by the data, then the theory is altered..

    With this faux "science" when the theory is not supported by the data, morons change the data...

    That's politics.. Not Science...

    :D But good try...

    The fact that NO ONE talks about Global Warming anymore is proof that the theory has been debunked..

    So, it is stricken from my bucket list..

    :D

  101. [101] 
    John M wrote:

    For those thinking 2020 is going to be like 2016 when Trump supposedly made all the polls wrong and won a victory over Hillary, there is one CRUCIAL difference:

    In 2016, Trump had a negative 25% unfavorable rating and Hillary had a negative 19% unfavorable rating.

    In 2020, Trump has a negative 14% unfavorable rating, while Biden has a plus 9% favorable rating.

  102. [102] 
    Michale wrote:

    So non-serious.

    Keep that up and you, too, may soon spend time in the penalty box. There's no right side to that game, you know.

    Your problem Liz is you classify serious and not serious SOLELY by your political/ideological beliefs.. NOT by facts or reality..

    But I still love ya.. :D

  103. [103] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    John M,

    Absolutely, positively, unequivocally … nailed it!

  104. [104] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    And, I think that difference you point out will only grow larger. :)

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    For example...

    What's your opinion of Joe Biden claiming that black people who don't want to vote for Biden aren't really black??

    Do you think that's something that Biden should have admitted??

    What about the fact that 40% of black Americans support President Trump...

    Do you think that will have any relevance in Nov??

    Finally, the last time you rendered an opinion, you said that President Trump will likely win re-election..

    Do you still feel that way??

  106. [106] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Michale,

    Your problem Liz is you classify serious and not serious SOLELY by your political/ideological beliefs.. NOT by facts or reality..

    Facts to support?

    I'll go ahead and stipulate to the other and say, ditto. :)

  107. [107] 
    John M wrote:

    [100] Michale wrote:

    "The fact that NO ONE talks about Global Warming anymore is proof that the theory has been debunked.."

    Actually I thought you would say silence on the subject is the same as acceptance (of the fact of global warming) *WINK* *WINK* *NUDGE* *NUDGE*

    *LAUGHS*

    Just the opposite. No one talks about it anymore because 90 percent of the world accepts global warming as FACT.

    Good try on your part though!!!

  108. [108] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    What's your opinion of Joe Biden claiming that black people who don't want to vote for Biden aren't really black??

    I think Biden could have been more precise to say that anyone who votes for Trump doesn't care about the concerns that black folk have or, for that matter, that most Americans have.

  109. [109] 
    Michale wrote:

    Finally, as much as I like you...

    There is only one person who dishes out penalty tickets..

    And you ain't him...

    But, as I said.. I still love ya.. :D

  110. [110] 
    Michale wrote:

    I think Biden could have been more precise to say that anyone who votes for Trump doesn't care about the concerns that black folk have or, for that matter, that most Americans have.

    Really??

    And yet, it's undeniable that President Trump has done more for black Americans in his first 2 years as POTUS than Biden has done in all of his 47 years as a politician..

    The facts would seem to suggest that if the concerns of black folk is the issue, voting for President Trump is the only logical choice..

  111. [111] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Finally, the last time you rendered an opinion, you said that President Trump will likely win re-election..
    Do you still feel that way??

    Did I say that? Did I not qualify it in any way?

    Well, today, in an updated opinion, I don't feel that Trump's re-election is inevitable.

  112. [112] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    But, as I said.. I still love ya

    Ditto, I said!

  113. [113] 
    Michale wrote:

    Just the opposite. No one talks about it anymore because 90 percent of the world accepts global warming as FACT.

    Prove it..

    You can't because it's a fantasy... When was the last time CW even MENTIONED Global Warming or Climate Change???

    Lemme help ya... Sep of 2019...

    Global Warming has been debunked... :D

  114. [114] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    What does D: mean, again?

  115. [115] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Or, you know, :D ...

  116. [116] 
    Michale wrote:

    Did I say that? Did I not qualify it in any way?

    Well, today, in an updated opinion, I don't feel that Trump's re-election is inevitable.

    OK.. I like how you phrased that..

    Carefully...

    "Captain Ramsey: Think it was a mistake, Mr. Hunter?"
    "Sir?"
    "Using the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
    "Well, if I thought that, sir, I wouldn't be here."
    "Interesting way you put that."
    "How'd I put it, sir?"
    "Very carefully."

    -CRIMSON TIDE

    One of THE best submarine movies of all time..

  117. [117] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Is that the one with Denzel Washington? I don't think I've seen it ...

  118. [118] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    OK.. I like how you phrased that..
    Carefully...

    Take some notes. Heh.

  119. [119] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    When it hits 100 degrees in Siberia before it reaches that temperature in Dallas, TX....2020 is gonna have a scorching hot summer!

  120. [120] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    Just the opposite. No one talks about it anymore because 90 percent of the world accepts global warming as FACT.

    Prove it..

    the answer to that question depends on how one interprets the data. globally, it appears based on pew's data that almost 90% (M=88%) believe it to be real and a threat, but only 68% think it is a major threat, while 20% see it as a minor threat. presumably some of those who don't see it as a threat still believe it is real in some way or another.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/04/18/a-look-at-how-people-around-the-world-view-climate-change/

    JL

  121. [121] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    perhaps non-coincidentally, the percent of people who don't see it as a threat corresponds pretty closely to the percent of people who have an IQ under 85.

    JL

  122. [122] 
    Michale wrote:

    Senate confirms Trump's 200th judge, all appeals vacancies filled

    "No vacancy left behind."

    That quote, repeated over and over by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the past year -- to cheers from Republicans and the outrage of Democrats -- has been the creed behind the Senate's single-minded push to confirm as many Trump-nominated federal judges as possible. And the 52-48 confirmation of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday means that McConnell, in one respect, has quite literally accomplished that goal.

    Wilson fills the final remaining federal circuit court vacancy. None have been left behind.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-confirms-trumps-200th-judge-officially-fills-all-appeals-court-vacancies

    President Trump OWNS the Judiciary.... :D

    That's going to be a boon for this country for DECADES to come... :D

  123. [123] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Indeed.

  124. [124] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    And, of course, [123] refers to [121]. Ahem.

  125. [125] 
    Michale wrote:

    When it hits 100 degrees in Siberia before it reaches that temperature in Dallas, TX....2020 is gonna have a scorching hot summer

    You mean, it's going to be HOT in the summer!!!

    "OH MY GOD, WHAT A FUCKING NIGHTMARE!!!"
    -Marisa Tomeii, MY COUSIN VINNY

    Ya'all just don't get it..

    Not a SINGLE SOLITARY Global Warming prediction has EVER come true...

    ZILCH.. NADA... NONE...

    With that kind of track record, only a fool would actually think the world is going to end...

  126. [126] 
    Michale wrote:

    Is that the one with Denzel Washington? I don't think I've seen it ...

    Yes, it is.

    OMG, you HAVE to watch it...

    It is by far the BEST sub movie ever..

  127. [127] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now leave me be..

    I am trying to get thru Star Trek 7, 8, 9 and 10.... :D

  128. [128] 
    Michale wrote:

    Hundreds Of People Ambush Police In Tampa Bay

    Hundreds of people ambushed police in Tampa Bay Florida after they were called out to the scene of an alleged victim of a shooting.

    Fox News reports that two Tampa police officers were injured early Saturday morning after a crowd of hundreds surrounded a group of officers in an “ambush,” style attack the Tampa police chief said.

    The officers were responding to a report which stated shots were fired with a possible gunshot victim at an intersection near the Ybor City neighborhood around 1 a.m., Chief Brian Duggan told reporters. However, when police arrived they were greeted with a crowd of hundreds who then proceeded to block the intersection and attack them.
    https://anewspost.com/hundreds-of-people-ambush-police-in-tampa-bay/?fbclid=IwAR3dJRmT7iP9DX6BxT6sBMQA_Mq5ucGRDDoqJb76CBmeNLMy3SZUnXATuz4

    This is ya'all's Democrat/AntiFa/BLM Party...

    Aren't ya'all so proud???

  129. [129] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Nypoet (88)-
    I do not see myself being any worse in my behavior than others or abusing CW's space.

    It is my opinion that CW should address this issue.

    If pressing CW, sometimes using the same methods he says are okay to press others to address an issue, I do not see that as being abusive.

    There is nothing wrong with pressing or soliciting a member of the media to address an issue (it's not limited to just politicians).

    Yes, CW could play the red card. Or he could address the issue.

  130. [130] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Yes, it is true that Biden is more likable than Hillary.

    But that may be cancelled out by the Bernie supporters being burned in the primaries for a second time.

  131. [131] 
    Michale wrote:

    Here's what I don't understand..

    The Democrats/AntiFa/BLM Party is obviously and completely anti-cop..

    How do ya'all expect that such an anti-cop attitude will appeal to patriotic Independent and NPA Americans???

    Does anyone have an answer???

  132. [132] 
    Michale wrote:

    DH,

    Yes, it is true that Biden is more likable than Hillary.

    Doesn't say much for Binden..

    Herpes is more likeable than Hillary..

  133. [133] 
    MyVoice wrote:

    [131] Michale

    In order for anyone to have an answer to your question, that person would have to buy into your fatuous straw-man argument.

  134. [134] 
    Michale wrote:

    MV,

    First off, it's comment #136 and not comment #131...

    Can't you people just quote the comment you are referring to?? It makes ya'all look like idjuts when you refer to something so non-existent....

    Second of all, if you have any FACTS to support that my question is not valid, then say so..

    The fact that you don't proves you have no rational response...

    For example, I have PLENTY of facts to support that The Democrats/AntiFa/BLM Party is anti-cop..

    Do you have ANY facts that show it is not???

    Secondly, it was Russ hisself who stated that the Democrats/AntiFa/BLM Party is completely united... Ergo, Democrats & Antifa and BLM is interchangeable..

    So, let's see if you have any FACTS that shows I am wrong..

    I'll check with you in the morning, but I know you won't respond because you can't...

    You got nothing in the way of facts or reality....

    But hay.... Thanx for playing.. You get a participation trophy..

    hehehehehehehe :D

  135. [135] 
    MyVoice wrote:

    [134] Michale wrote:
    MV,

    First off, it's comment #136 and not comment #131...
    Given that your last post was 134 on my screen and I have no blocking software, I find it hard to believe that I meant to respond to something that hasn't posted yet. If there are secret posts that only some people get, that's different, but whatever. Here's the Permalink:
    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2020/06/23/trumps-laughably-thin-skin/#comment-161931

    As your premise is balderdash, there are no FACTS or facts to bring to its discussion.

  136. [136] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Secondly, it was Russ hisself who stated that the Democrats/AntiFa/BLM Party is completely united... Ergo, Democrats & Antifa and BLM is interchangeable..

    Actually, it is Michael lying once again as I never said that. But Michael has admitted that he has trouble keeping track of reality as he is losing more and more brain cells because of his “habit”! Michael says he is gonna seek help as the whole time he is online he is also choking himself while pleasuring himself on a Trump-shaped dildo...but we all know that he won’t seek help. Fargo....Liar, Michael, and Trump-spooge-receptical are also all interchangeable.

  137. [137] 
    Kick wrote:

    Well, shit.

    I missed the Intervention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. [138] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    I do not see myself being any worse in my behavior than others or abusing CW's space.

    @don,

    you could have stopped at the first five words. clearly, you do not see yourself. if you did, perhaps you'd change.

    i've been reading the comments section here for nearly all fourteen years of its existence. to my knowledge you're the only commentator who has ever attacked our host for anything, much less name-called him or cursed him out. this is unlike others who perhaps have earned what they got from each other, due to their own, shall we say, impoliteness. of the thousands who have visited and the hundreds who have commented, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone other than yourself who honestly thought CW of all people deserved that treatment.

    and even if this were some parallel universe in which he had, this is his personal space and he's the damn authority on what is and isn't appropriate. you can complain all you like that a judge hasn't explained why he held you in contempt, but he's still the judge and you're still sitting in a cell.

    JL

    centurion: sieze him!
    josephus: sieze this, honkus.
    comicus: [winces] ooh, don't ever say that to the cops.

    ~history of the world, pt.1

  139. [139] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Well said, Joshua, as per usual.

    Don,

    I hope you take Joshua's sound analysis to heart. Or, leave this place that you so despise.

  140. [140] 
    Kick wrote:

    Don Harris
    80

    Maybe CW can be better than that.

    Here's a thought: You "Be Best" and do what you were told and don't do what you were asked not to do.

    Actually, I am not using CW's personal space to solicit for my cause. I am using the public forum that CW controls to solicit CW to address an issue that is important to me.

    Your cause... but this isn't a "public forum."

    It should not even be considered a poke to point that out. But it sure seems to be that when it is, it is the party that feels offended that is just laughably thin skinned or just looking for an excuse to dodge discussion of the issue.

    Offended? No. You're a troll
    Thin skinned? No. You're a troll.

    I too see a red card in your future.

  141. [141] 
    MtnCaddy wrote:

    Thaaat's... Gotta hurt!

    -Jim Carrey
    The Mask

  142. [142] 
    Kick wrote:

    Don Harris
    129

    I do not see myself being any worse in my behavior than others or abusing CW's space.

    No one else is trolling the author to advertise their personal shit. This ain't complicated.

    If pressing CW, sometimes using the same methods he says are okay to press others to address an issue, I do not see that as being abusive.

    What part of troll is confusing?

    There is nothing wrong with pressing or soliciting a member of the media to address an issue (it's not limited to just politicians).

    It's trolling.

    Yes, CW could play the red card. Or he could address the issue.

    What is it like to be so utterly clueless that you can't learn something after multiple years of trolling?

  143. [143] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    136

    Actually, it is Michael lying once again as I never said that. But Michael has admitted that he has trouble keeping track of reality as he is losing more and more brain cells because of his “habit”! Michael says he is gonna seek help as the whole time he is online he is also choking himself while pleasuring himself on a Trump-shaped dildo...but we all know that he won’t seek help. Fargo....Liar, Michael, and Trump-spooge-receptical are also all interchangeable.

    *standing ovation*
    You have outdone yourself, sir! Bravissimo.

  144. [144] 
    Kick wrote:

    JL
    138

    Everything JL said!
    This! All of it!

  145. [145] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    "I think we all know what is going on here .Up until now everything around here has always been, well, pleasant. Recently certain things have become unpleasant. It seems to me that the first thing we have to do is to separate out things that are pleasant from the things that are unpleasant."
    -Big Bob
    Pleasantville

  146. [146] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Indeed!

  147. [147] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Liz-
    Are you "indeeding" my comment or Big Bob?

    Did you see Pleasantville?

  148. [148] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Yes and no. :)

  149. [149] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @liz,

    without giving away too many spoilers, the character don is quoting used that speech as a justification for censorship. this is don once again casting himself in the role of the victim of said censorship.

    JL

  150. [150] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Liz-
    If you didn't see Pleasantville that explains why you don't understand that yes is not an answer to whether you are indeeding my comment or Big Bob.

  151. [151] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Not casting myself in the role of victim. Pointing out a parallel.

    Typical attempt to cast the messenger of an idea as inferior to try to discredit the idea.

    Did you see Pleasantville? :D

  152. [152] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    there is zero parallel.

  153. [153] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @liz,

    taken at face value, big bob's speech seems to be a pretty reasonable course of action. in the context of the film, however, it's a xenophobic response to needed change.

    don has presented this community's response to his own provocation as parallel to that. obviously i don't believe that characterization to be accurate, but at least it's an improvement over dropping f-bombs.

  154. [154] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Any provocation from me has been in response to either being ignored or attacked/trolled. I don't believe your characterization that the community is responding to my provocation is accurate.

    If you can protest in the park as long as you don't go into the street to interfere with business as usual it allows your protest to be ignored. At some point it becomes necessary and justified to take the protest into the street and interfere with business as usual.

    And when people in the street are throwing bricks into the park at you if you pick one up and throw it back you are not the instigator of throwing bricks.

  155. [155] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Don,

    You have finally become an irritation that I no longer wish to withstand.

    And, if you've lost me, you're in bad shape.

  156. [156] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    Joshua,

    don has presented this community's response to his own provocation as parallel to that. obviously i don't believe that characterization to be accurate, but at least it's an improvement over dropping f-bombs.

    Thanks for the clarification and I fully concur.

  157. [157] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    without giving away too many spoilers …

    Not going to be watching it.

  158. [158] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    Liz-
    Now you know how I feel. Big money politicians like Biden and the people that support them are an irritant that I can no longer stand.

    When you lose me and others like me, you're in bad shape and you and Biden need me and others like me more than we need you and Biden.

    That's probably what really irritates you.

  159. [159] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    It has been said that "imitation is the highest form of flattery."

  160. [160] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @liz,

    pleasantville is really a pretty good film; don't knock it before you get a chance to see it. the cast is outstanding and the concept is carried off quite well.

    JL

  161. [161] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:

    great.

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