Friday, February 12, 2021

Our National Identity


I have no illusions that the senate will convict this disgusting half-wit and common pervert for his crimes against democracy. I long ago lost any faith in the GOP to do the right thing. Where have we gone? How did we get to this place? How did the "party of Dwight D. Eisenhower" come to this? What the hell would he have thought about the devolution of the nation that he defeated Hitler and the Nazis over, or the party that he claimed as his own?

"THE JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US!"

Sure. These are interesting times.

Why have we come to this place? What the hell has happened to America? To think that a GOP-controlled senate is about to acquit this hideous asshole is too weird to even contemplate. Where did we go wrong? 

We will never escape from the international stigma of Donald Trump. He will be a part of our national identity forever. The question is, how did this happen to the country that was once presided over by someone like Abraham Lincoln? Would someone please explain this to me? We have had idiotic presidents in the past - BUT DIONALD FREAKING TRUMP??? - What were the populace thinking???

How will we be able to explain this to generations yet to be be born? I don't think that we will be able to. Call it a silly hunch.

Tom  Degan
Goshen,  NY


104 Comments:

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

We are here because right wing propaganda poisoned the public's well of information for the last several decades. Authoritarian bigots have been at war against democracy, equality, truth, journalism and decency. Fascism is inevitably the endgame.

And now...

A seditionist, a traitor, and a racist walk into a bar.

Bartender: Aren't you Senators supposed to be at the trial?

 
At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although Biden* has previously expressed support for similar prescribing reforms, the administration blocked a plan carried over from the Trump team that would have exempted many physicians from the X‐​waiver requirement. Buprenorphine reform is supported by both lawmakers and physicians, and the Biden* administration should prioritize expanding opioid‐​use disorder treatments.

Per the Washington Post, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has sent a letter to President Biden* calling for the elimination of the X‐​waiver requirement, which mandates that physicians undergo training before being allowed to prescribe buprenorphine as a treatment for opioid‐​use disorder.

Chinese companies produce the vast majority of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, and fentanyl precursors, but Mexico is becoming a major transit and production point for the drug and its analogues as well, and Mexican traffickers appear to be playing a role in its distribution in the United States.

Could Biden*'s EO on immigration and border security and his actions on Buprenorphine have something to do with his family's business relationship with China?

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For over a month, Trump has been falsely accused of inciting a riot at the Capitol on January 6th. Now, it has been confirmed by former Trump advisor, Mark Meadows that Trump offered as many as 10,000 troops in January to protect and secure Washington D.C, but was refused by the D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser.

So Trump's plan was to get 10,000 troops into DC and then order the crowd to attack the Capital? Was Susan Rice in charge of this? Was this a Biden* plan?

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Captain David Dorn’s life be celebrated across the world today?
Will it be televised by a one major network?
Will it get 2.5 hours of coverage?
Will Biden* deliver a televised messsage to the world for Captain Dorn?
Will you see the difference?
#RIPDAVIDDORN

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

There is an old saying: The extreme of Democrats is Socialism. The extreme of Republicans is fascism.
These are extreme/partisan times. Group think, mob mentality, call it what you want. People have taken sides and believe their side is correct and they are willing to do anything (including violence) to support their beliefs. It is wrong, but it is what is happening.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Jerry,
Of those extremes, fascism features democracy suppressing authoritarianism, militarism, a police state, and white nationalism.

Denmark is far better than Nazi Germany.

Socialism is written into our Constitution. Taxes, regulation of commerce and provision for the general welfare. The Democratic Party promotes public health, public education, voter and labor rights.

One side is far more favorable to democracy, supportive of equality and the needs of the people.

Democratic socialism is based on humane social values while national socialism is all about power of the elites.

 
At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder how many will have died on Biden"*s watch by the time of his 1st State of Union speech. I wonder if he will wear 2 or 3 masks.


For over a month, Trump has been falsely accused of inciting a riot at the Capitol on January 6th. Now, it has been confirmed by former Trump advisor, Mark Meadows that Trump offered as many as 10,000 troops in January to protect and secure Washington D.C, but was refused by the D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser.

So Trump's plan was to get 10,000 troops into DC and then order the crowd to attack the Capital? Was Susan Rice in charge of this?



 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

Dave,
You are correct, but I would hope we don't have to go to either extreme. If corporations would practice more profit sharing with its employees, that could balance the imbalance forcing such decisions.
"We the people" means just that. The Constitution guides us to which decisions to make in whose priority. National health care is more constitutional than corporate tax cuts.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

All Trump's lawyers can do is WHINE...

Did Clucky get a law degree? LOL

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Jerry, the Liberals didn;t storm the capitol and kill police.

 
At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the Democrats of NY impeach Cuomo? Nah, they're democrats and thousands of dead caused by Cuomo doesn't matter to them.

The Democratic Party promotes public health, public education, voter and labor rights, except in CA and NY and Chicago for starters.

LMAO

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden* Breaks Promise to ‘Fire People on the Spot’ if They Treat Others with Disrespect – Places Hostile, Misogynistic Deputy Press Sec on One-Week Suspension

Another day, another broken promise.

Three weeks ago Joe Biden promised he would fire anyone working for him ‘on the spot’ if they disrespected others.

Joe Biden however is allowing one of his male White House officials to keep his job after he threatened a female reporter.

Another example of Biden's* war on women. 1st the EO allowing biological males to compete as women and now this.

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

House Dems deceptively edit video of Trump, get CAUGHT, and media EDITS clip of Castor EXPOSING the EDIT!!

The House Democrats and the Media are doing the same thing. What’s that word for working with someone else to accomplish some kind of plot? Oh right.

Collusion.

 
At 11:45 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

Mozart1220,
You must be under some misunderstanding that I am one of the fascist.

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yeah, sorry...I seemed to have gotten the impression that you were saying both sides are equally as bad.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, What the hell are you babbling about? One does not have to edit trump together. He incriminated himself almost daily since day one of his administration. Every time he said that the 2020 election would be rigged he planted seeds of anger in his CULT.

His lawyers, thinking we are basing the entire case on the Jan 6 speech, spent the day arguing that it was "preplanned"

Yes we know it was, as soon as it was clear he'd lost the election he started the "Stop the Steal" campaign, which fell in a fertile field of suspicion and hate.

We ALL know, as Paul Harvey would say "The rest of the story".

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Les Holmes said...

"All Trump's lawyers can do is WHINE...
Did Clucky get a law degree? LOL"

Made me laugh out loud.

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more preventable deaths is Robinette going to cause before he stops the virus as promised and gets everyone inoculated?
Thousands have died due to Robinette's mishandling of the virus attack. When will it end?
Impeach Robinette for lying and incompetence!

BrainlessBiden

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiot State

Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings.
Cuomo’s nursing home policies and actions were “inhumane,” “reprehensible,” “outrageous,” “despicable” and “beyond the pale.”
Will his Emmy award be withdrawn?
Will the woke democrats of Idiot State NY impeach him?

Not holding breath.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Andrew Cuomo

Lessons:
1. Blame Trump
2. Blame Trump
3. Blame Trump
4. Kill senior citizens.
4. Blame Trump

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSNBC’s Scarborough: Biden ‘Is Scared Of Teachers Unions’

On Thursday, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Joe Scarborough claimed that the Biden administration is “more interested in following the dictates of teachers unions than what health officials say.”


Still following that science, right Slo_Joe?

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

As soon as he took office, Trump and Republicans in Congress moved to destroy the Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance for millions of people. The GOP’s signature achievement, a massive tax cut for the wealthy, opened holes in the federal budget that conservatives used to justify spending cuts on health and food assistance.

While attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed spectacularly in Congress, the Trump administration used its executive powers to undermine the law. During the first three years of Trump tenure, the number of people with health coverage dropped by 2.3 million largely due Trump’s attacks on Medicaid, the program that provides health coverage to low-income people. About 760,000 kids and teens lost health coverage.

Before the pandemic hit, the Trump administration proposed $920 billion in Medicaid cuts and was poised to require burdensome eligibility checks that would have pushed more people out of the program, according to the report.

The Trump administration consistently favored corporate interests over public health when it came to climate and the environment and openly worked on behalf of the fossil fuel industry. The administration rolled back dozens of environmental regulations, allowing companies to spew more dangerous pollution into the air. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of deaths related to environmental and occupation hazards spiked to 22,000 after years of steady decline, according to the report. The administration also repeatedly attempted to suppress data showing the effects that pollution has on human health.

Taken from an article in ICH

 
At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman

Stop whining.

Trump is not President.

What has Slo-Joe done to improve Americans safety from Covid 19?

What has Slo-Joe done to help the thousands he has made unemployed find new jobs, new careers?

Focus man, focus.

 
At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has ever accused Democrats in Washington of being particularly steeped in history.

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, the two most influential leaders of the Civil War. Whose statues have been torn down. In the 1970s, both men were granted amnesty by Congress under the 14th Amendment.

Then Sen. Joseph R. Biden*, Delaware Democrat, voted to absolve both men.

LMAO

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racist Biden has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda while ignoring Muslim Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, and Saudi Arabia for their having the death penalty for LGBTQI.

Is Biden* afraid of offending Muslim countries or is he only interested in punishing BLACK Christian countries?

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

This is the part where Dirty Harry throws his shield in the pond.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Pappyz said...

The Civil War never ended, almost 160 years after it started it's still being fought.
Just the iterations change, backed by the same bigots and racists that started it.

This time is a bit different though,the masses had decided to elect a black man to the White House and the bigots seethed for 8 long years, Then 45 comes on the scene and tells the bigots that they were right all along, and they should embrace the hatred of the "other" regardless of shade.

The only real Americans were the pale skinned ones with a burning desire to "get even " with those fuckin libruls that wanted equality for everyone.

I really don't see how we can remain "united" ,there's no "middle ground" with ignorant racists.

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden is a racist, his past comments and his actions still today prove this.

Middle ground is NOT where Slo-Joe's location, and until his supporters deal with that there will be no "unity". The left wants us to unit with a racist.

Racist Biden* has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda while ignoring Muslim Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, and Saudi Arabia for their having the death penalty for LGBTQI.

Is Biden* afraid of offending Muslim countries or is he only interested in punishing BLACK Christian countries?

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, the two most influential leaders of the Civil War. Whose statues have been torn down. In the 1970s, both men were granted amnesty by Congress under the 14th Amendment.

Then Sen. Joseph R. Biden*, Delaware Democrat, voted to absolve both men.

Knowing Joe Biden said that integrating schools will create "a racial jungle" and he did not want his children to grow up in a "racial jungle". Knowing Biden* once called state-mandated school integration “the most racist concept you can come up with,” and Barack Obama “the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.” Knowing Biden* was a staunch opponent of “forced busing” in the 1970s, and leading crusader for mass incarceration throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Knowing Biden* has described African-American felons as “predators” too sociopathic to rehabilitate — and calling white supremacist senators as his friends.

Knowing all of this how can Biden* voters not also be racist?

Go ahead lefties unite with Racist Biden, but I'm going to pass.






 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger woodenman said...

https://truthout.org/articles/postmaster-general-louis-dejoy-plans-to-roll-out-slower-mail-higher-prices/

Trump should have been impeached for installing Dejoy as postmaster, a naked attempt to destroy the the USPS and its union also. He has already damaged the postal system and is trying to sabotage it further as he will not face any charges for his treason.

Quite simply trump equals treason.

 
At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

More whining. Odd isn't it how when Obama and Biden* appointed people it's not "treason".

Looks like WHINING is all you got, cause you sure don't know the meaning of the word treason.

Treason: the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman

Did you vote for racist Biden*

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

No

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


Trump will soon be a convicted felon and possibly insurrectionist.

In the spirit of unity, let's restore Trump's citizenship like the Civil War insurrectionists... in 2221.

Racists are citizens too, amirite?

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey Graham Suggests Kamala Harris Could Be Impeached When GOP Retakes House

“The trial record was a complete joke,” Senator Graham said. “Hearsay on top of hearsay, and we’ve opened Pandora’s Box for future presidents and if you use this model, I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if Republicans take over the House because she actually bailed out rioters, and more of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open, so we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here, and I’m sad for the country.”

Senator Graham was referring to Kamala Harris promoting the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), which raised $35 million dollars in the wake of George Floyd riots. At least 13 staffers on Biden’s campaign posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the concept of cash bail, and uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. In addition to paying for the bail of rioters, according to a local news report, MFF also “bailed out defendants from Twin Cities jails charged with murder, violent felonies, and sex crimes.” In July, the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) paid the bail of a man accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl, allowing him to get out of jail, according to court records

Kamala Harris also joked about killing President Trump, Vice-President Pence or Attorney General Jeff Sessions back in 2018, during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. DeGeneres had been asking Harris a series of random questions from cards, when she came to the question “If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?”

“Does one of us have to come out alive?” Harris asked, clearly alluding to her wanting to kill whichever one she chose.

Lindsey Graham is correct that by the Democrats’ own standard, the Republican majority would be justified in impeaching Kamala Harris.

 
At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

I'm glad to find you didn't vote for racist Biden*... I wonder how many other readers of this blog can say the same thing?

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

I wrote that a long time ago here, I am far Left and Biden is a Right Wing Neo- Liberal. You should like him more than me as he is closer to you politically than me.

You are crippled by you extreme partisanship where I am not. I have the freedom to be truthful and criticize all politicians where you are forced to defend the indefensible.

Are you going to gloat now?

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Woody,
Vern's quite happy passing on his racist crap.

“Does one of us have to come out alive?”

"the Republican majority, would be justified in impeaching Kamala Harris."

A woman of color jokingly asking a hypothetical question is far worse than inciting a racist mob to kill cops and terrorize congress. Or so every racist in the country would believe.

And what "Republican Majority"? LOL. They are as idiotic as they are racist.

 
At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman

You are "far Left" don't you think you are an extreme partisan? Sounds like far left is already partisan.

Criticize Bernie Sanders for us. Give us the name of a politician who you agree with. Is this left enough for you https://www.cpusa.org/?

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Dubya supports the racist crap of Joe Biden.

Biden is a racist, his past comments and his actions still today prove this.

Middle ground is NOT where Slo-Joe's location, and until his supporters deal with that there will be no "unity". The left wants us to unit with a racist.

Racist Biden* has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda while ignoring Muslim Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, and Saudi Arabia for their having the death penalty for LGBTQI.

Is Biden* afraid of offending Muslim countries or is he only interested in punishing BLACK Christian countries?

Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, the two most influential leaders of the Civil War. Whose statues have been torn down. In the 1970s, both men were granted amnesty by Congress under the 14th Amendment.

Then Sen. Joseph R. Biden*, Delaware Democrat, voted to absolve both men.

Knowing Joe Biden said that integrating schools will create "a racial jungle" and he did not want his children to grow up in a "racial jungle". Knowing Biden* once called state-mandated school integration “the most racist concept you can come up with,” and Barack Obama “the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.” Knowing Biden* was a staunch opponent of “forced busing” in the 1970s, and leading crusader for mass incarceration throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Knowing Biden* has described African-American felons as “predators” too sociopathic to rehabilitate — and calling white supremacist senators as his friends.

Knowing all of this how can Biden* voters not also be racist?


 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A woman of color jokingly"

What's racist is someone calling a "woman of color a joker.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Biden was the Vice President of the first Black President. He chose a woman of color as Vice President. We all know who the racist is here. Anyone who calls Biden a racist is projecting.

Prove me wrong.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

It is hard to talk politics when you do not even know what the word partisan means. Here is a hint, you think every thing your side does is right and everything the other side is wrong.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

By the way a Liberal and a Communist are far apart in ideologies. Most Conservatives are not informed enough to make that distinction.

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Woody,
I discuss the Right's ideology at my blog. It's mostly about who they hate these days.

Imagine running on "law and order" and then inciting a riot that killed a police officer.

That man is who they are.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

The first chance moscow mitch gets he should fall on a petard.

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman

"you think every thing your side does is right and everything the other side is wrong"

What has your leftist side done wrong?

"a Liberal and a Communist are far apart in ideologies".

Tell us then what the differences are.


 
At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the "woman of color joking" when she:

Called out Biden* on the issue of race, saying the way he recently described his past working relationship with two segregationist lawmakers was “hurtful.”

Was it racist when Biden* cited his ability to get things done even with segregationist senators.


P.S. Are asking these questions hateful or racist or both?
LOL

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Dave, the country is in dire straits and it really started with Bush/ Chaney who put us on the path of endless war and debt. I read that we will have another 2.3 Trillion dollars of debt added in 2021 and that is not counting any stimulus programs.

The handwriting is on the wall, maybe all these wars and sanctions were not a good idea after all.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Tell us then what the differences are.

Are you kidding? You think I will interact with you like you are a normal person Ha

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

"a Liberal and a Communist are far apart in ideologies".

Not my claim, but yours. You don't know the differences, thanks for confirming this. Or are there none.

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Come up with a serious criticism of Trump and I will reciprocate.

 
At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

Sure, he bragged too much and had orange hair.

But honestly what kind of response is yours? 3rd grade playground? If you are so happy with being a liberal and claim that "Liberal and a Communist are far apart in ideologies", you would happy and pleased as punch to explain those differences ...That you don't, won't or can't says it all. So there is no difference between liberalism and communism, right?

Truthfully, I haven't had an honest answer from any of your liberal, progressive, democrat or socialist pals who hang here in 10 years. Simply put they are afraid to define what they are. Instead, and you can see it in any thread were I post, the crew here rolls out the same old crap claiming I'm a racist, fascist, Nazis, Con-servatives. (did I miss any?) Deflection. Why because in their mind unity is when the other side gives up and your side doesn't budge an inch.

You are just another example of the fear those who call themselves progressives, liberal democrat or socialist live with. Either they are afraid to be known for what they really are or they haven't a clue.

Now since Dave, The Duke of Darkness, has suggest his blog, here's a blog were you can still interact with Dave and other conservatives.

http://savingcommonsense.blogspot.com/

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Many years ago you said you would never answer a question from Liberals and you never have.

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky whining about "liberals not answering questions" is hilarious, especially the way he CHICKENED OUT of answering the one simple question I put to him.

Then, if I want to read any well thought out responses to any particular article, I have to wade through all of Clucky's WHINING about irrelevant nonsense that have nothing to do with the current subject, usually starting with or including "whatabout...?" as if anything anyone else does excuses trump or the GOP's crimes.

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger woodenman said...

I would not join a forum on String Theory because I would barely understand the concepts and certainly could not contribute anything of value to the discussions.

Chuck does not know about even basic political concepts and expects me to enlighten him while he does nothing in return.

This forum is beyond his pay grade and the proof is that in ten years he has learned nothing.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


Yes I, the "Duke of Darkness" have a blog where enlightened intelligent discussion is welcome.

Vern won't suggest my blog because I don't put up with his racism and lies. I welcome conservative opinions, then I request facts and evidence to support them. That's when they usually disappear.

When a conservative (From that URL) claimed the election was stolen and refused to offer evidence for his claim, he vanished from the discussion, as conservatives do when pressed for evidence to support their lies and misinformation.

Who thinks Vern would allow enlightened intelligent discussion at his blog? LOL. It seems he thinks THIS is his blog and we must all meet his demands.

Such a small, small man.

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

https://whoviating.blogspot.com/

The Rules for Right-wingers

Rule #1: Attack, attack, attack!
Rule #2: Deny, deny, deny!
Rule #3: When facts are beyond even your ability to deny, change the subject.
Rule #4: Issue a lengthy, ranting denunciation of "the left."
Rule #5: Make the particular stand for the whole.
Rule #6: Never answer a question.
Rule #7: No amount of proof is enough.
Rule #8: Assert unsourced statistics and facts with great assurance.
Rule #9: Frame the debate in false choices.
Rule #10: Accuse the accuser.
Rule #11: When a claim has been debunked, continue to use it nonetheless.
Rule #12: Never accept responsibility.
Rule #13: When all else has failed - and even when it hasn't - lie.
Rule #14: When you fear a contrary point may be raised, shout.
Rule #15: Seize control of the Clock of History.
Rule #16: "Both Sides Now."
Rule #17: All debate stops when you win - and only when you win.
Rule #18: If you can't win by the rules, change them.
Rule #19: Intellectual consistency and honesty are for wusses and losers.
Rule #20: Sitzfleisch.
It's German for "sitting flesh" and it goes back to the days before chess clocks put time constraints on games and players would sometimes win by simply taking so long to move that their opponent would either give up. More generally it can be taken to mean winning by virtue of sheer, unmitigated, stubbornness.
Rule #21: Always play the victim.

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Gallup:
Trump’s final job approval 34%
Biden’s job approval now 57%

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

https://www.rt.com/news/515636-iran-oil-seized-shipment-usa/

This country sure has turned into shit, now we are stealing oil from Iran as well as Syria.

In foreign policy Biden is the same as Trump and it will not end well.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Woody, Biden has not had time to change foreign policy.

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYT Retracts Story First Published on Jan. 8 That Capitol Hill Police Officer
Was Killed by a Fire Extinguisher Thrown by Protesters

Another liberal narrative down the drain.

Comey told Clapper FBI unable to 'sufficiently corroborate' Steele — then signed FISA

In January 2017 email to intel chief coughed up under court order, the former FBI director contradicted sworn avowal to FISA court that Steele dossier was verified.
"We are not able to sufficiently corroborate the reporting," Comey wrote in a Jan. 12, 2017 email to then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper that was declassified and made public through an open records lawsuit by the Southeastern Legal Foundation.

Another liberal narrative down the drain.

Biden, Democrats Received Tens of Millions in ‘Dark Money’ During 2020 Campaign
The massive use of left-wing dark money is in direct contrast to Biden’s calls on the campaign trail to decrease the use of dark money, where he explicitly called for the “end of dark money groups,” and “increased transparency of election spending.”

Another Biden* lie exposed.

woodenman, I've answered your question, as I have many times in the past, you just didn't like the answer as you have many times in the past. So very typical liberal of you.

Biden* hasn't done anything on foreign policy because of the impeachment trial farce. Another liberal narrative blown to hell.






 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Hoping Biden doesn't get an itchy trigger finger on military policy.

Iran and Venezuela are economic targets that could easily become military targets with the wrong people in charge. Trump provoked war with Iran by assassinating a general.

US Foreign economic policy has been continuing the "Washington Consensus", or whatever Big Money wants, e.g. privatization and deregulation of the global economy.

The Washington Consensus refers to a set of free-market economic policies supported by prominent financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the U.S. Treasury. A British economist named John Williamson coined the term Washington Consensus in 1989.

These are the ten specific principles originally set out by John Williamson in 1989:


1. Low government borrowing. The idea was to discourage developing economies from having high fiscal deficits relative to their GDP.
2. Diversion of public spending from subsidies to important long-term growth supporting sectors like primary education, primary healthcare, and infrastructure.
3. Implementing tax reform policies to broaden the tax base and adopt moderate marginal tax rates.
4. Selecting interest rates that are determined by the market. These interest rates should be positive after taking inflation into account (real interest rate).
5. Encouraging competitive exchange rates through freely-floating currency exchange.
6. Adoption of free trade policies. This would result in the liberalization of imports, removing trade barriers such as tariffs and quotas.
7. Relaxing rules on foreign direct investment.
8. The privatization of state enterprises. Typically, in developing countries, these industries include railway, oil, and gas.
9. The eradication of regulations and policies that restrict competition or add unnecessary barriers to entry.
10. Development of property rights.

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Largest Biden* foreign policy action to date.

Biden has issued a presidential memorandum threatening “financial sanctions” on African countries for failing to embrace the LGBTQI+ agenda while ignoring Muslim Afghanistan, Brunei, Iran, and Saudi Arabia for their having the death penalty for LGBTQI.

Is Biden afraid of offending Muslim countries or is he only interested in punishing BLACK Christian countries?

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


"Is Biden afraid of offending Muslim countries or is he only interested in punishing BLACK Christian countries?"

The Rules for Right-wingers

Rule #9: Frame the debate in false choices.
Rule #19: Intellectual consistency and honesty are for wusses and losers.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Vern lives in Texas I believe, I wonder how he is doing with the snow and blackouts.

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, all that "clean green reliable energy" turns out it's not so much.

Wind, turbines break down, but save the planet.

Solar panels don't work well when covered with snow.

But don't worry, we are going to share the wonderful misery of "clean reliable green energy" with higher gas prices at your pump, with higher heating fuel bills and higher electric bills to heat and cool your homes.

Seems that Texas, the nation's largest energy producer, is shutting down it's oil refineries and forcing restrictions on natural gas pipeline operators because of a lack of green produced electricity to operate. This along with the actions the Killer of Good Paying Keystone Jobs A.K.A. Slo-Joe Biden* should make for some interesting energy prices this year.

But I'm sure y'all will blame Trump.

 
At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rules for Left Wingers.

Sorry, they have no rules.

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Woody,
"I wonder how he is doing with the snow and blackouts."
He's blaming Biden of course.

Rule #19: Intellectual consistency and honesty are for wusses and losers.

Rule #21: Always play the victim.

 
At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for proving my point Duke.

 
At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hunter Biden got a controversial and lucrative book deal. Members of both the Biden family and the Harris family are reportedly trying to cash in on their White House connections. There are all sorts of problems with vaccine distribution.

But how did Joe Biden relax during Presidents Day weekend? That’s the big question the media wants you to know the answer to. And, rest assured, they have all the details.

Joe Biden*, it turns out, spent the weekend at Camp David and played “Mario Kart” with his family. His granddaughter Naomi posted a video on Instagram of them playing, using Arcade GP DX machines. And Joe Biden* played as Luigi. In case you cared.

Luigi, lol

Another tongue bath for Slo-Joe from the leftist media.

"President Biden* has expressed a preference for a fire built in the Oval Office fireplace, and sometimes adds a log himself to keep it going.

Unlike his recent predecessors, he's more of an early-to-bed type."

When logs are scarce, word is he just throws unused parts of the Constitution on the fire. Big carbon foot print?

Hard hitting journalism, at it's best.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Oh, oh. Fireplace-gate is the new Tan Suit-gate.

Time to impeach, amirite?

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The Big MAGAt said the market would crash if Biden won.
The market closed at 31,522.75 +64.35 today.

Don't tell Vern. He can't handle the truth.

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

This is interesting, Trump just declared war on Mitch!

https://www.rt.com/usa/515762-trump-mcconnell-dour-hack/

So instead of a civil war between Liberals and Conservatives it is just between the GOP.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Trump is at war with America.
Republicans are at war with democracy and equality.
They overlap.

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least 30 Taliban terrorists blow themselves up in Afghan mosque during a bomb-making class.
Biden* orders flags at half mast.

On Feb. 2, President Joe Biden announced to African leaders in a virtual summit conference on Zoom that the United States was “promoting” the rights of LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex) individuals. Biden emphasized to the African Union that diplomacy would stress multilateral agreements, shared interests in democracy, health security against COVID-19, and helping nations adapt to climate impacts.

Exempts Muslim countries, they can continue to hate and kill LGBTQI individuals.

 
At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Joe Biden* promised to be a president “for all Americans,” even for those who did not vote for him. Yet in his first few days in office, Biden* signed divisive executive orders championing the nebulous concept of gender identity over biological sex. Biden’s* new orders threaten to upend SCIENCE and fairness in many segments of American society, including women’s sports, women’s private spaces, the military, and medicine.

Biden* issued an executive order banning “discrimination” on the basis of gender identity. The order requires schools to open girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, and sports leagues to biological boys. It requires health care plans to pay for experimental transgender “treatments” and requires doctors and hospitals to perform them.

Science, LOL.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

I have to say I am mystified with the huge emphasis on sexual identity politics the Democrats are involved with. We have plenty of anti discrimination laws out there already, why don't they leave it at that?

One thing I am definitely against is men competing with women in track and field. I used to hate to see this guy running the 400 beat all the women who worked so hard and if their hormones were over a limit by a tiny bit they would be disqualified.

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop the presses, Woodenman and I agree on something. He is right, Biden* and his cult are wrong on this.

 
At 1:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Biden* was apparently up past his bedtime tonight because he was saying crazy stuff during a town hall on CNN:

President Biden is asked about the CBO projection that a $15 minimum wage would eliminate 1.4 million jobs:

"If you read that whole thing about Pinocchios and all the rest, there are equal number of studies showing it wouldn't have that effect.

Biden* doesn’t explain why the CBO is wrong in their analysis, but simply says there are an equal number of studies that say otherwise. He then explained if you raise it slowly, by 2025, it will be great for the economy or something.

But his plan is exactly what the CBO analyzed.

Biden* also falsely claimed that they didn’t have a vaccine when he came into office.

That’s down right false. The first to get vaccinated happened in December, well over a month before he took office. There were over a million vaccinations the week he was inaugurated. Either he’s lying intentionally or he just can’t remember that far back, heh. Take your pick.

 
At 2:34 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

It's not men competing with women, it's FORMER men who are now taking female hormones competing...

And you never whined about girls playing boys sports....

As for vaccinations, there was no PLAN to get them into people under trump. It does no good to have a warehouse full of food if it's 100 miles from the people who are starving.

If you want to make a list of "false claims" I can find more from trump in one campaign speech, than you are going to get from Biden's entire political career.

Injecting disinfectant anyone?

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Mozart, I was talking about Castor Semenya, a person with both parts but with a full set of male hormones. That is an unfair advantage over women.

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Trump is not President. Biden* is President.

P.S. Millions were vaccination BEFORE Biden* was sworn in, by the plans put into place by President Trump. A vaccination which was developed under the leadership of President Trump. Developed not by Biden* or Obama, but by President Trump..

P.S.S. Transgender is defined as "denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex." Not someone who is taking hormones or have operations to change their sex. Under Biden* a male can compete against a female because he ID's as a woman NOT because of any operation or medication he is taking to became a female. They are not FORMER men.

Facts suck don't they.

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden* claims "Minorities… don't know how to use, know how to get online."
Racist much?

REAL leadership?
Biden* dismisses China’s treatment of Uyghurs with stunning admission during CNN town hall

COOPER: You just talked to China’s president, I believe.

BIDEN*: Yes, for two hours.

COOPER: What about the Uyghurs? What about human rights abuses in China?

BIDEN*: The Uyghurs.

We must speak up for human rights. It’s who we are. We can’t — my comment to him was — and I know him well, and he knows me well. We’re — a two-hour conversation.

COOPER: You talked about this to him?

BIDEN*: I talked about this too.

And that’s not so much refugee, but I talked about it.

HUH, does our President's elevator go all the way to the top?

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Next stop, assisted living.

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Venezuela Turns to Privatization After Being Bankrupted by Socialism
After much pain and suffering, Venezuelan socialist leaders have conceded they cannot effectively run an economy.

According to Bloomberg News, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro has quietly begun transferring state assets back into the hands of private owners in an effort to reverse the country's economic collapse.

“Saddled with hundreds of failed state companies in an economy barreling over a cliff, the Venezuelan government is abandoning socialist doctrine by offloading key enterprises to private investors, offering profit in exchange for a share of revenue or products,” write Caracas-based journalists Fabiola Zerpa and Nicolle Yapur.

Let the excuses begin.

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

"assisted living" LOL so true. Guess that's why V.P. Harris is taking more of role of meeting with foreign leaders.



 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

You swallowed the MSM propaganda, the sanctions go in their 16th year on Venezuela and the U.S. is the sole reason for all their troubles. It looks like Biden will continue them and kill more people for no reason at all.

To say Venezuela is a threat to the U.S. is total idiocy.

To get the truth you have to go outside the media,

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/515840-us-sanctions-venezuela-failed/

 
At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f— things up,” Obama said to Politico last August in reference to Biden. And Obama withheld his endorsement of his former vice president for the 2020 election as well until April of last year. Biden* had already been on the campaign trail for months at that point.

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the U.S. is the sole reason for the failure of Cuba's economy.
Yea, sure it is.

Without capitalism, socialism would have nothing to redistribute.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

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At 2:10 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Read the damn article and stop being an idiot for a change.

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

It is pathetic that after 10 years you still do not know the difference between Socialism and Communism.

Cuba, Communist. Russia, Communist. China, Communist.


Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Socialist, Socialist, Socialist. Get the idea?

Norway has the highest standard of living in the world with 1 3/4 Trillion in a rainy day fund.

Without capitalism, socialism would have nothing to redistribute. FAIL !!!

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting for you to explain the difference between Socialism and Communism. Remember?
Where would socialism get the wealth to redistribute?

From the webpage of the Communist Party USA https://cpusa.org/party_info/

"For democracy. For equality. For SOCIALISM. For a sustainable future and a world that puts people before profits. Join the Communist Party USA today."

In the United States of Europe Slogan (1915), Lenin wrote: Workers of the world, unite! — "Uneven economic and political development is an absolute law of capitalism. Hence the victory of socialism is possible, first in several, or even in one capitalist country taken separately." Sounds like the goal of communism is socialism. Explain.

Karl Marx consider his economic theory of communism to be a form of complete socialism.

Since you now are quoting articles from RT, it would be worth while to find what they stand for: RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news.

Thanks Woodenman, if I ever want to know what the RUSSIAN view of global news I'll know where to go.

Educate yourself and stop being an idiot for a change.

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

You can't fix stupid!

 
At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodenman,

How would you know? Amazing, you get the facts, you get the sources and yet you chose to ignore. BUT wait, there is always the RT view of global events. LMAO Tht i'm sure will set the record straight.

Bloomberg: Venezuela Turns to Privatization After Being Bankrupted by Socialism

Not the USA, but socialism, the wealthiest country in South America, broke because of socialism. Socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money. As Venezuela proves. So their solution? Just like Cuba has done in the past , they return to capitalism.

Why? To allow for the creation of wealth to tax to fund socialism. Proof that without capitalism, socialism would have nothing to redistribute.

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Now you are just repeating nonsense, I am out of here.

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical liberal reaction when they are faced with the error of their position, they flee.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Texas snow day exemplifies failure of republicun policy.

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks rustcoal for framing the debate in false choices.



 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

In Texas when the going gets tough one clown flies to Cancun and another points fingers at Democrats and then resigns.

 
At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks rustcoal for framing the debate in false choices.

P.S. AOC is an idiot.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Where's trump when Texans need him to throw paper towels at them.

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Still looking for the Federal mandate that requires Texas to use windmills for energy production. And the "Green New Deal" is still a non-binding resolution. So what is this jackhole Texas governor going off about.

 

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