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Saturday, November 26, 2016

The new diplomacy

Somehow, I just don't see Mitt Romney being selected as Secretary of State in this administration. He's just not the man to go and relieve himself on graves on America's behalf.
Donald J. TrumpVerified @realDonaldTrump
Fidel Castro is dead!
I am beginning to suspect we're going to enjoy the God-Emperor's iron-fisted rule even more than we initially imagined. In other news:

Trump piles pressure on Brussels after inviting eurosceptic Hungary leader to Washington

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Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 26, 2016 9:07 AM  

A conservative's job is to take the Left seriously, Trump is no conservative. Thank God.

How could anyone take a lefty's rhetorical jab of "fascist" seriously after watching them fawn over the dead idiot in Cuba for half a century? Castro made the sugar cane harvest run on time.

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 26, 2016 9:12 AM  

About goddamned time.
Unfortunately, Fidel's kid is cut from the same cloth.

Anonymous Doogle November 26, 2016 9:12 AM  

A very good sign...

Blogger Douglas Hiltz November 26, 2016 9:14 AM  

Geert Wilders should be his next invite. Geert can share some of his ideas for preserving Dutch culture which the Donald can implement in the States.

Blogger L' Aristokrato November 26, 2016 9:14 AM  

Now we wait for Soros...

Blogger Timmy3 November 26, 2016 9:18 AM  

No matter what happens, I don't get how politicians becomes best friends after an election. Trump is now chummy with Nikki Haley and will not prosecute Hillary. Merely considering Romney without extracting a price is just not fair. He met him soon after winning. He met with Cruz, but he endorsed him (a bit late) and offered statements of support. The parallel with Hillary (who lost in 2008) mucking up Obama's foreign policy as Secretary of State cannot be ignored.

Blogger Robert What? November 26, 2016 9:18 AM  

"Now we wait for Soros"

With baited breath. But he probably stays alive by drinking the blood of children.

Anonymous Ironsides November 26, 2016 9:25 AM  

The Donald sure knows how to put a smile on my face first thing in the morning. Long live the God-Emperor! Praise Kek and pass the ammunition!

Blogger Cecil Henry November 26, 2016 9:27 AM  

Castro's legacy:

Millions live in poverty and controlled misery all to justify equality and envy as social policy by state violence.

Meanwhile just 100 miles away-- propserity.

Make Cuba great again!!!

Blogger toadbile November 26, 2016 9:37 AM  

Down the block in the street is a flattened squirrel for whom i feel some grief, some sense of loss. That wee rodent never executed a middle class small business owner for complaining when his shop was nationalized. Going to miss that squirrel a lot more'n the rat bastid dictator.

@6 - Nikki H is a good symbolic appointment of a token woman for the symbolic United Nations Ambassador. In my mind G.E. Trump has already moved the UN to Havana and burned down their old building to make room for a casino.

Anonymous rienzi November 26, 2016 9:37 AM  

In Castro's defense, he did turn Cuba into the world's only outdoor 1950's car museum. I mean, where else is it a common sight to see Desotos and Studebakers rolling down the street?

Blogger Rick November 26, 2016 9:41 AM  

I can't help thinking (hoping) he's just messing with Romney just to mess with him.
Perhopes he'll say, nah, he's not qualified.
Next.
I think he values his time too much for that, but there may be value in using Romney as an example.

Anonymous Godfrey November 26, 2016 9:45 AM  

Take heart brothers. All are mortal. Time grinds everything under its relentless millstone.

Protect yourselves from the taint of chaos and continue the fight.

Blogger Rick November 26, 2016 9:47 AM  

Romney looks non-alpha in the presence of Trump. The other males selected do not, that I recall.

Anonymous BGKB November 26, 2016 9:50 AM  

TRUMP didn't get elected president in Janet Reno's lifetime but he did in Castro's.

Now we wait for Soros...

He needs to stick around for the premier of my live game show "Don't Garrote Fewer Felons Than a Faggot"

Nikki H is a good symbolic appointment of a token woman for the symbolic United Nations Ambassador.

The token diversity points of a brown woman in his cabinet, in a position that barely counts as being in his cabinet.

I can't help thinking (hoping) he's just messing with Romney just to mess with him.

After seeing him Nevertrump to rushing to kiss the ring, he took Romney's political future just like he did Billy Bush.

Blogger pyrrhus November 26, 2016 9:51 AM  

Brexit, Trump, Cubs, Castro...where will it all end, heh!

Blogger cheddarman November 26, 2016 9:51 AM  

May the god emperor make cucking against western civilization a crime punishable by death!

Anonymous Avalanche November 26, 2016 9:52 AM  

@6 "Trump ... will not prosecute Hillary."

Has Trump ever actually SAID that? What (and where) were his exact words? Is there any way to mistake the reports below for a direct "I will NOT allow AG Session to deal with law-breaking"?!

What did we absolutely 100% learn without any possibility of being wrong!? The MSM LIES!

Remember this Tweet? To answer literally days of the MSM claiming: disarray, disorganization, inability, confusion? President-Elect Trump, our Trumpenfuhrer, tweeted:
"Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!"


So, STOP getting your panties in a twist over the MSM making "definitive definitions" of what Trump has not actually said! The MSM LIES!

NYTimes:
...said he doesn't "want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."

More NYTimes (sort-of):
Trump said "it's just not something that I feel very strongly about," according to a tweet from Mike Grynbaum, a media writer for the Times.

WAPo:
represents a change from his campaign rhetoric, in which he issued incendiary calls for a special prosecutor to reopen the FBI's closed investigation of Clinton's use of a private server while serving as secretary of state. He had also urged investigations of allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation, nicknaming the Democratic nominee "Crooked Hillary," and encouraged chants of "Lock her up!" at his rallies.

FoxNews:
The declaration from Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC that Trump "doesn't wish to pursue these charges" seems to clarify a move away from the promised prosecution that began shortly after the election.
While Trump would later tell the NYT that he wasn't taking anything off the table in regard to prosecuting his presidential rival, he made it clear that he didn't want to "hurt the Clintons."
"It's just not something that I feel very strongly about," Trump said.

VanityFair:
"My inclination would be for whatever power I have on the matter is to say let's go forward. This has been looked at for so long, ad nauseum," Trump told the Times, according to reporter Maggie Haberman. "I think it would be very very divisive for the country."

CNBC:
Donald Trump on Tuesday did not rule out pushing for investigations of Hillary Clinton, but said a probe would be "very very divisive" for the country.
"I'm not looking to go back and go through this," the president-elect told The New York Times, according to tweets from the newspaper's reporters.

Anonymous Avalanche November 26, 2016 9:53 AM  

@9 "Millions live in poverty and controlled misery all to justify equality and envy as social policy by state violence.
Meanwhile just 100 miles away-- prosperity.
Make Cuba great again!!!"

And send all the CUBANS HOME!

Blogger JWM in SD November 26, 2016 9:53 AM  

Invitation to Orban is definitely a Bannon move.

Blogger Johnny November 26, 2016 9:57 AM  

Could be wrong but I don't think the Sec. of State matters all that much unless the president delegates power to the position. The two big deals are trade and war. No way Romney can get us into a war unless the pres goes along, and trade is usual negotiated in a way that involves multiple parties. Given that Romney is a go along get along guy most of the time, maybe it is anticipated that he won't have much effect on anything. Like Hillary when she was not stirring up the Middle East, Romney will just be a globe trotter of little consequence.


As for the UN, I doubt Trump has much use for the place and so I suspect it is a who cares who fills it position.

Whatever the case I doubt Trump benefits much from the flurry of free advice he is currently getting.

Blogger Orville November 26, 2016 9:57 AM  

So it's been about a week since Willard kissed the ring, and he's probably been calling or being called by all his cuck buddies about the meeting and whether he will take the job. "Gee willikers guys, do you think I should work for such an icky man? Or should I take the job to save America from him?"

And then he gets the call, "Sorry Mitt. We've decided to go with X". More salty tears!

Anonymous Ironsides November 26, 2016 9:59 AM  

Timmy3 wrote:No matter what happens, I don't get how politicians becomes best friends after an election. Trump is now chummy with Nikki Haley and will not prosecute Hillary. Merely considering Romney without extracting a price is just not fair. He met him soon after winning. He met with Cruz, but he endorsed him (a bit late) and offered statements of support. The parallel with Hillary (who lost in 2008) mucking up Obama's foreign policy as Secretary of State cannot be ignored.

I've seen the theory that Nikki Haley was sent to the U.N. in order to shunt her off to a spectacular but ultimately unimportant post, thus allowing Henry McMaster, a strong Trump supporter and a white guy, to become governor of South Carolina. In short, it may be a reward to someone who helped Trump during the election (McMaster) and probably helps strengthen the God-Emperor's political position slightly.

Nikki may not be the point at all; McMaster may be.

Blogger Orville November 26, 2016 9:59 AM  

Two words...Mind Fuck.
Or mental pussy grab.

Blogger Cecil Henry November 26, 2016 10:02 AM  

@19:

Absolutely send them home!!

Can you just imagine how beneficial all that immigration to Cuba would be.
Because immigration is ALWAYS good.


The economy would BOOM, new talented 'doctors and engineers', new interest. MORE 'diversity'.

Cuba can't lose!!!

Blogger Rantor November 26, 2016 10:05 AM  

@23 Yes, Governor McMaster is more likely to enforce immigration law and deny funds to sanctuary cities in SC. May be a genius move.

As for Fidel: "Pope Francis grieves, prays for atheist revolutionary Castro" and I don't think this is a love your enemies move. I assume he had a soft spot in his heart for the Christian killing, socialist dictator.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker November 26, 2016 10:06 AM  

The hits just keep on coming. And it's not even December yet.

Blogger Rantor November 26, 2016 10:06 AM  

I wonder if Trump will change cabinet members like campaign managers?

Blogger Orville November 26, 2016 10:11 AM  

I would bet yes, based on his past record.

Blogger Artisanal Toad November 26, 2016 10:13 AM  

@28

Well, he would, wouldn't he.

Blogger wreckage November 26, 2016 10:25 AM  

@26 Francis is a shit.

Blogger Ezekiel November 26, 2016 10:33 AM  

L' Aristokrato wrote:Now we wait for Soros...
His machinations do seem to thrive in the chaos of post-communism, don't they?

From what (little) I know of internal politics in Cuba, if there's one good thing he did it was making his nation relatively judenfrei, (and just coincidentally completely dissipating the forces of organized crime who used to rule Cuba like their own personal colony). Wonder if that's going to change in the near-future...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Gross

"Nosotros regresando, goyim!"

Blogger Alec Rawls November 26, 2016 10:37 AM  

If we start keeping Muslims out Romney thinks the ones who are already here will go on mass murder sprees... so we had better let the Missippi River of Muslim immigration continue. Just to be safe, better increase it.

Blogger Ezekiel November 26, 2016 10:39 AM  

Avalanche wrote:@9 "Millions live in poverty and controlled misery all to justify equality and envy as social policy by state violence.

Meanwhile just 100 miles away-- prosperity.

Make Cuba great again!!!"

And send all the CUBANS HOME!

I know a half-Anglo GRANDDAUGHTER of Cuban refugees who is seriously thinking of self-deporting. I'll miss her but I can see how it would be good for both countries, especially if Rubio goes with her.

As for the less-desirable ones, ya gotta admit that the Mariel Boatlift was one of the most epic trolls in history.

"I have flushed my toilets on the beaches of America."

Blogger Jakeithus November 26, 2016 10:39 AM  

I for one am surprised that so many people are praising Trump here when it is clear to me that he missed a golden opportunity to demonstrate real leadership after the death of Castro.....


Trump forgot to add a "Tears of Joy" Emoji

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey November 26, 2016 10:41 AM  

I have not even begun to get tired of winning.

More, please!

Anonymous BGKB November 26, 2016 10:54 AM  

Brexit, Trump, Cubs, Castro...where will it all end, heh!

Perhaps Ginsberg and the Wise Latrina found dead with a pillow over their heads.

Anonymous Susan November 26, 2016 11:01 AM  

In 2006, Forbes let Fidel's filthy hypocrisy out for all the world to see. They put Fidel on their yearly list of the wealthiest people in the world. Fidel ranked in at an estimated $550 MILLION dollars. Meanwhile, his people live in poverty, and they drive cars from 1958 and their medical care is abysmal.

Blogger pyrrhus November 26, 2016 11:13 AM  

As one site put it....Sát Cộng

Blogger Chris Mallory November 26, 2016 11:21 AM  

If the US Coast Guard had done it's job and sank all those rafts Castro would have been no business of the US. We should have let the Spanish keep the place.

Blogger Lazarus November 26, 2016 11:28 AM  

Trump says:

Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.



While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.



Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty. I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.”

Blogger Bies Podkrakowski November 26, 2016 11:30 AM  

Poor, poor Cubans. Transition from communism to capitalism (or its facsimile) is as fun as root canal without local anesthesia. Ask anyone living in Central Europe around 1989.

Anyone not working for Communist Party, security services and members of democratic opposition that betrayed their compatriots for money and prestige, that is.

Anonymous Bz November 26, 2016 11:43 AM  

Regarding the possibe prosecution of Hillary, if Trump doesn't say that, he will be painted as vindictive and it might well hurt whatever prosecution might occur. But strictly speaking, it's not Trump but AG Sessions who decides, isn't it?

For example, even if the FBI does not recommend prosection, though it would if it had been anyone else, the DoJ is of course not bound to take that recommendation. Some might even say it would be healthier if they did not. (Though it's normally a quite bad situation if losers of an election get thrown into jail, on the other hand, Hillary seems at least to me to be a near uniquely corrupt candidate.)

I think Trump should wait until he becomes president before considering this more deeply, but I would recommend he, at the very least, let the ongoing investigations proceed, and Sessions should ponder whether or not to proceed with the case of Hillary's reckless mishandling of state secrets. It's also a bad precedent to let these sorts of sleazy activities go on with impunity.

They might for example decide to dissolve the Clinton foundation, as long as its global funds and those of all associated subsidiaries are turned over to the government and the full details of what was going on are made clear, and bar the participants from working in the industry ever again.

Anonymous #8601 November 26, 2016 11:55 AM  

Hopefully Mark Cuban goes home.

Blogger tz November 26, 2016 11:56 AM  

Amazing how "assimilated" even these freedom loving Cuban "Americans" are.

Blogger kurt9 November 26, 2016 12:00 PM  

I don't know where to say it. So, I will say it here. There are a number of CEO's and business owners that do not want the business of people who voted for Trump. Since I, and certainly the lot of you, are more than willing to oblige them, we need a list of such companies to accompany the current list of SJW's.

Blogger VD November 26, 2016 12:13 PM  

Create it and put it on Infogalactic.

Blogger Lovekraft November 26, 2016 12:44 PM  

The left are masters at deception. So when they say Castro was a hero, and we ask "but what about this or that", they are able to twist the truth so he still comes out squeeky clean, or justified.

Best thing to do, until the New Truth emerges, is to ignore any and all sources tied to legacy media. Let them starve.

This is to preserve our sanity and focus energy on building the New Media.

Second best, as VoxDay and many others demonstrate, is to keep pressing back, calling out their lies.

We must demand transparency from these organizations.

Blogger Lovekraft November 26, 2016 12:50 PM  

Castro represents controlled capitalism and a strong, dominating state, controlled media and education and religious freedoms. Justin Trudeau's hero, I suspect.

Trump's economic platform (and I hope others here can help clarify this) is to re-nationalize, re-domesticize the economy. Putting power back in states, independent businesses.

My measure of a strong leader is this:

How much gov't interference was scaled back? How strong was the opposition to this? How did he benefit the economy?

A leftist would invert this: How did the leader increase govt control, promote cronies, ensure ideological unity.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents November 26, 2016 12:50 PM  

OT
Hillary Rodan Robot Clinton keeps popping up in public in totally unscripted, spontaneous, public appearances.
Totally. Unscripted. Yeah. Right.

The Clinton campaign will now openly participate in the Jill Stein recounts.

I'd call it coincidence, if it didn't involve the Clinton crime family.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky November 26, 2016 12:51 PM  

Obama's statement on Castro's death was appalling to me. Such mealy-mouthed weaksauce! Trump came out acting like an American president, reminding people of how long it has been since we've had one. He correctly nailed Castro for being an evil tyrant, and called for a free Cuba.

Meanwhile the MSM has been something to behold. Here are the guys who have been running around all month long screaming, "OMG fascism! Facism!" Yet they are weeping like babies at the death of Fidel Castro. Hypocrites, the lot of them.

Blogger Otto Lamp November 26, 2016 12:53 PM  

@kurt9,

sjwlist.com

Looks like there needs to be entries for companies as well as individuals.

Cross reference with InfoGalactic.

Anonymous Tipsy November 26, 2016 1:35 PM  

While SJWs sing the praises of Castro like seraphim around their god, a few clear thinking world leaders have seen through him and had the courage to speak out. Here's Vaclav Havel on Cuba:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1si3jBduCI

Anonymous Headcannon November 26, 2016 2:54 PM  

@49 "Justin Trudeau's hero, I suspect."

Correct.

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2016/11/26/statement-prime-minister-canada-death-former-cuban-president-fidel-castro

Anonymous BGKB November 26, 2016 2:55 PM  

@ 50 you should have included the laughable story Crooked Eye Clinton has not driven herself since the 80s.
"Hillary Clinton Stops for a Selfie While Shopping for Her Thanksgiving Meal"

"Hillary selected a cheese platter to be delivered to her home."

Anonymous #8601 November 26, 2016 3:25 PM  

@49 for some hilarity, check out the #trudeaueulogies hashtag on Twitter.

Anonymous #8601 November 26, 2016 3:39 PM  

A few good ones:

@Albertaardvark - Kim Jong il will always be remembered fondly for his leadership and contributions on climate change. #trudeaueulogies

@FowlCanuck - "Today we mourn painter and animal rights activist, Adolf Hitler. His death also highlights the need for suicide awareness" #TrudeauEulogies

@TSNMikeHogan - Today we mourn the loss of Norman Bates, a family man who was truly defined by his devotion to his mother. #trudeaueulogies

@Integralmathyt - Lee Harvey Oswald was a man who wasn't afraid of taking a shot at shaking up the head of the political elite. #trudeaueulogies

Blogger VFM #7634 November 26, 2016 3:46 PM  

Trump should unveil an "EMIGRATION and investment" policy. Incentives for Latrinos and others who identify with their shitty-ass home countries to go back and live and invest in their shitty-ass home countries rather than bring all their relatives here.

Blogger Alvin von Diaspar November 26, 2016 4:08 PM  

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Blogger Alvin von Diaspar November 26, 2016 4:09 PM  

I hope Trump delivers, but I will have to see it with my own eyes.

I think we all have this disquieting feeling that all of this is too good to be true and that somehow they'll manage to break Trump.

Their best option at the moment is clearly to create resentment toward Trump among his voters by forcing the new president to break his promises. The moment they can demoralize his base (which is huge in the present moment) and pit it against Trump, Trump is as good as dead. They will get rid of him in a fraction of a second. Trump will be like a bald Samson.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 26, 2016 4:21 PM  

Bies Podkrakowski wrote:Poor, poor Cubans. Transition from communism to capitalism (or its facsimile) is as fun as root canal without local anesthesia. Ask anyone living in Central Europe around 1989.


Maybe the Cubans won't invite (((advisors))) from Harvard and (((Goldman Sachs))). Won't make it painless, but it will reduce the looting.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 26, 2016 5:45 PM  

I think we all have this disquieting feeling that all of this is too good to be true and that somehow they'll manage to break Trump.

Nope, speak for yourself. I don't think there's the slighest chance they can "break" him. Shoot him or fly a drone armed with a bomb into the inauguration ceremony, maybe. But the left (media, Democrats, and cuckservatives) threw everything they had at him for a year during the campaign and couldn't break him. Heck, they rarely made him break a sweat. Why would he break at the victory party?

Blogger Nate November 26, 2016 6:18 PM  

I don't think Trump will pick Mitt either.

But if he does.. I don't care.

I will judge Trump on what he does. Not who is in his cabinet.

Anonymous Satan's Hamster November 26, 2016 8:37 PM  

"In Castro's defense, he did turn Cuba into the world's only outdoor 1950's car museum."

But think of the Carbon Footprint!

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 26, 2016 11:04 PM  

"In Castro's defense, he did turn Cuba into the world's only outdoor 1950's car museum."
Talk to a real car enthusiast sometime about those 1950s cars. The body panels rusted out and replaced with cardboard and 30 coats of paint. Shampoo and glycerin mixed for brake fluid. Engines worn out and replaced with 2-stoke 30 hp Lada engines.
There's virtually nothing of value left on the road.

Blogger Alpha Jed November 27, 2016 1:57 PM  

“I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure that we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position,” Conway said. “We don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump.”

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