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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Media Bubble is real

However, the author's attempts to blame geography and economics notwithstanding, the reality of the geographic concentration of the media in the big Left-dominated cities in no way excuses their dishonesty, partisanship, and attempts to enforce their ever-mutating narratives.
To some conservatives, Trump’s surprise win on November 8 simply bore out what they had suspected, that the Democrat-infested press was knowingly in the tank for Clinton all along. The media, in this view, was guilty not just of confirmation bias but of complicity. But the knowing-bias charge never added up: No news organization ignored the Clinton emails story, and everybody feasted on the damaging John Podesta email cache that WikiLeaks served up buffet-style. Practically speaking, you’re not pushing Clinton to victory if you’re pantsing her and her party to voters almost daily.

The answer to the press’ myopia lies elsewhere, and nobody has produced a better argument for how the national media missed the Trump story than FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, who pointed out that the ideological clustering in top newsrooms led to groupthink. “As of 2013, only 7 percent of [journalists] identified as Republicans,” Silver wrote in March, chiding the press for its political homogeneity. Just after the election, presidential strategist Steve Bannon savaged the press on the same point but with a heartier vocabulary. “The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what’s wrong with this country,” Bannon said. “It’s just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no fucking idea what’s going on.”

But journalistic groupthink is a symptom, not a cause. And when it comes to the cause, there’s another, blunter way to think about the question than screaming “bias” and “conspiracy,” or counting D’s and R’s. That’s to ask a simple question about the map. Where do journalists work, and how much has that changed in recent years? To determine this, my colleague Tucker Doherty excavated labor statistics and cross-referenced them against voting patterns and Census data to figure out just what the American media landscape looks like, and how much it has changed.

The results read like a revelation. The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county—odds are that you reside in one of the nation’s most pro-Clinton counties. And you’ve got company: If you’re a typical reader of Politico, chances are you’re a citizen of bubbleville, too.
It's not an Either/Or situation. The media concentration on the coastal urban centers is real. As is the fact that the Democrat-infested press was knowingly and proudly in the tank for Clinton all along. This is just another attempt to deceive the public and reshape the narrative through half-truths.


The article is an exhibition of the very thing it seeks to disprove.

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128 Comments:

Anonymous BBGKB April 25, 2017 11:41 AM  

No news organization ignored the Clinton emails story, an

Are you kidding me CarlosSlims&5jewsTV created 2 fictional shows to rewrite Clinton history. The Not So Good Wife, and Madame Secretary Clinton both retconed email stories even more disingenuous than their shows versions of WACO.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer April 25, 2017 11:50 AM  

Strange, the way I remember it, most stories about the Clinton Email Server were written with the slant of, "those crazy conservatives are making a big deal out of what is clearly a minor administrative issue."

And I seem to recall that the new book shattered said that Clinton could not understand why people were upset about the email server. Probably because only crazy conservatives would be upset about such a minor matter.

Blogger Lazarus April 25, 2017 11:54 AM  

Reuters is a little more aware than the Bubble Boys:

Do’s:

Cover what matters in people’s lives and provide them the facts they need to make better decisions.
Become ever-more resourceful: If one door to information closes, open another one.
Give up on hand-outs and worry less about official access. They were never all that valuable anyway. Our coverage of Iran has been outstanding, and we have virtually no official access. What we have are sources.
Get out into the country and learn more about how people live, what they think, what helps and hurts them, and how the government and its actions appear to them, not to us.
Keep the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles close at hand, remembering that “the integrity, independence and freedom from bias of Reuters shall at all times be fully preserved.”


http://www.reuters.com/article/rpb-adlertrump-idUSKBN15F276


Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 25, 2017 11:59 AM  

@2 That's accurate. The fake news covered the Clinton emails with the intent of soft-pedaling them and aiding her coverup. The didn't bother to point out that the emails were rock solid proof that the Clinton machine was an active criminal enterprise worthy of prosecution under RICO.

Blogger Resident Moron™ April 25, 2017 12:09 PM  

Reuters are full of shit, though.

They lie every time their lips move.

Blogger Robert Divinity April 25, 2017 12:09 PM  

Spot on. The article is as bad as what it condemns. This in particular was a howler:

But the knowing-bias charge never added up: No news organization ignored the Clinton emails story, and everybody feasted on the damaging John Podesta email cache that WikiLeaks served up buffet-style. Practically speaking, you’re not pushing Clinton to victory if you’re pantsing her and her party to voters almost daily.

Yeah, right. CNN literally claimed to its viewers it was illegal to read WikiLeaks on Twitter, which was basically the only way to see the Podesta emails in full.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer April 25, 2017 12:11 PM  

I had a couple of liberals I know try to soft-pedal the email server as no big deal.

Yeah, when I was in the military I saw somebody get reduced in rank and denied re-enlistment for putting a secret document in an interoffice memo envelope and sending it to its intended recipient via interoffice mail.

Blogger Lazarus April 25, 2017 12:12 PM  

Resident Moron™ wrote:Reuters are full of shit, though.

They lie every time their lips move.


That's not really the point now, is it.

Anonymous DeeJay April 25, 2017 12:15 PM  

Oh, riiight. During the election run-up, the MSM were really, REALLY sticking it to Hillary.

Which doesn't quite explain their utter gobsmacked bewilderment on November 9, since of course they must've known their neverending stream of hard-hitting journalism could affect her chances of victory. But then this is Bizarro World we're talking about, anyway.

The SOBs can't even be honest about their obvious collusion, so now they're rewriting history. And recent history, at that.

Blogger tuberman April 25, 2017 12:15 PM  

MSM on the cutting edge of narcissism, nihilism, and thus totalitarianism.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 25, 2017 12:18 PM  

Thomson Reuters Trust Principles is to "principles" as Hillary Clinton Email Security Team is to "security."

Eric Clanton ethics aren't ethics.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 25, 2017 12:19 PM  

I don't suppose Politico included paid Soros trolls in their count of new "online publishing" jobs. The numbers would have been even more skewed.

Anonymous DarkEden April 25, 2017 12:22 PM  

Bargaining. Yes we're biased but we're not corrupt!

Blogger dc.sunsets April 25, 2017 12:23 PM  

So many feedback loops, too many to describe.
The "rich get richer."
"Cities are where everything important happens."
"Cosmopolitan values are superior."
"Leverage is the path to great wealth."

So many conditions begging for reversal.

Blogger tz April 25, 2017 12:37 PM  

They also try to create a dichotomy between the old hometown newspaper and the "internet publishing" and sound even more absurd.

Internet publishing can be done from anywhere there is even a small amount of bandwidth.

Instead, the legacy, dinosaur media just found a new tar-pit.

Even Milo - his Dangerous Faggot tour covered the whole USA and he engaged and was surprised when he talked to real people at truck stops and similar places.

The blue bubble media would fly in to the college town Clinton was speaking and stay within.

Except for the recent Tucker interview, he often gets liberals on and engages with them, or tries to (Sean Hannity's top of his 3rd radio hour also does this). There is nothing like this on the left side. They want their biases confirmed.

But the right-left is also the reason-feelz dichotomy. The right wants their ideas challenged as that is how knowledge is refined. The left doesn't want their feelings hurt.

The Alt-Media is one huge pin to the media bubble.

Anonymous Sharrukin April 25, 2017 12:41 PM  

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/paul-ryan-may-get-wish-avoid-funding-trump-border-wall-year/

The Wall Street Journal reported:

President Donald Trump is open to waiting until later this year to secure funding for a wall along the border with Mexico, White House officials said Monday night, in a shift that could clear the way for lawmakers to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown on Saturday.

Blogger tublecane April 25, 2017 12:51 PM  

What is the idea, here, that if the MSM was "in the tank" for Clinton it would have ignored Wikileaks altogether? Just because they wanted her to win doesn't mean they're stupid. They can stonewall and blackout a lot, but not everything. Some stories you have to report, and both the Podesta hack and Emailgate were reported as No Big Deal, I don't even get it.

The one part of the Podesta leaks I remember them taking seriously was fixing the primary against Sanders. I wonder why that got play, of all things. It's almost as if they're extra-interested in internal Democrat politics.

Blogger praetorian April 25, 2017 1:01 PM  

(((Jack Shafer))), trying to steer Le Happy Narrative by using manichaen rhetoric?

This is my shocked face.

Blogger horsewithnonick April 25, 2017 1:12 PM  

"But the knowing-bias charge never added up"

The talking-heads reporting the election results were LITERALLY CRYING as it became clear what was happening.

Blogger Cail Corishev April 25, 2017 1:12 PM  

"No news organization ignored the Clinton emails story, and everybody feasted on the damaging John Podesta email cache that WikiLeaks served up buffet-style."

Lie #1. Reporting on something in order to say there's nothing to it, or to emphasize the minor infractions while ignoring the big stories, is not "feasting" on it.

But hey, Fake News, please keep lying. Do our work for us.

"nobody has produced a better argument for how the national media missed the Trump story than FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver"

Oh, so one purpose of this article is to salvage (((Silver's))) reputation out of the landfill. I get it now.

Blogger tublecane April 25, 2017 1:16 PM  

@20-I don't know if invoking Silver as an authority was that calculated. That's just one of the people they trust. Maybe they got the idea for the article by reading him; I don't know.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper April 25, 2017 1:19 PM  

Sharrukin wrote:The Wall Street Journal reported:

President Donald Trump is open to waiting until later this year to secure funding for a wall along the border with Mexico, White House officials said Monday night, in a shift that could clear the way for lawmakers to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown on Saturday.


Which means he probably isn't going to get it unless he surprises us which is quite possible or a lot of the Anti Wall Republicans get replaced.

This doesn't surprise me though, the collusion in the uni-party with its cheap labor and White genocide wings goes long and deep and the wall more than symbolic is an lasting if imperfect fix. Anyway the Never Trump leftist Republicans have always been the problem , back-stabbers all.

If it did happen no one would vote to tear it down and in the ways of D.C. it would endure and since D.C wants the option for more illegal immigration, they'll resist.

Sigh.

Honestly the only way to actually fix the situation is to either dissolve the Union which is a few years out at best or to have Trump declare marital law

I can't see him doing it though I'll bet quite a bit of the Military would go along with it and we certainly have enough troops to make sure the coastal areas stay quiescent if only buy controlling food and power

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 25, 2017 1:20 PM  

Oh, so one purpose of this article is to salvage (((Silver's))) reputation out of the landfill. I get it now.

My sense when I read it was that was the primary, if not the only, purpose of the Narrative: retconning and rehabbing Silver.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 25, 2017 1:25 PM  

Journo-lists live in a bubble, work in a bubble, communicate to each other in the same bubble, and somehow manage to miss the news outside of their bubble? Just like Pauline Kael back when Nixon got elected "didn't know anyone who voted for him" in her Manhattan bubble? This is my surprised face.

The good news is that jobs at newspaper continue to shrivel up. Even McPapers that are just Gannet / USA Today clones are losing revenue.

Anonymous BluePony April 25, 2017 1:26 PM  

Take a gander at Bill Nye's new show. The bubble there is composed of pure adamantium. A "science" show with musical bits about anal sex.

We can only hope they reach neutronium and it all collapses into a singularity.

Blogger Salt April 25, 2017 1:31 PM  

The media is in a bubble. Okay, tell us something we don't know. The bubbles are in blue areas. Okay, again tell us something we don't know. Trump won, Clinton lost and the media didn't get it. Yeah, and?

Nate Silver or not, this is merely another dart at the board trying to bulls eye their guilt. The Left simply cannot get over Hillary lost.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar April 25, 2017 1:32 PM  

Well put.

Blogger Nick S April 25, 2017 1:40 PM  

Collectivists gonna collect. That predisposition, in some respects, gives them an advantage, but it also gives them a false sense of security. It is the breaching of this false sense of security that is now causing them all this discomforting cognitive dissonance.

Have you ever walked into a house where the owners had become nose blind? Similarly, the left has become so accustom to pushing the situational ethics envelope in order to incessantly move the goalposts to fit their narrative that, not only have they become quite proficient at it, they don't even realize they're doing it. Well, that or they're just irredeemably dishonest assholes.

Blogger Johnny April 25, 2017 1:41 PM  

>>Honestly the only way to actually fix the situation is to either dissolve the Union which is a few years out at best or to have Trump declare marital law.

The thing about fixing it is the precondition is popular support and that is not available just now. The most likely driver of a change would be a financial collapse. Most doctrines however unsound do not get undone unless there is a calamity that pushes people into wanting change. What happens next depends on who gets the blame for the change.

Anonymous Pat Mclene April 25, 2017 1:42 PM  

Uh huh...

7 to 1: Trump Sex Scandals vs Hillary WikiLeaks Coverage
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mike-ciandella/2016/10/13/7-1-trump-sex-scandals-vs-hillary-wikileaks-coverage

Love it or hate it, once it's on the net, it's there forever.

Blogger Cail Corishev April 25, 2017 1:43 PM  

The Wall Street Journal reported:

So, Fake News is trying to stiffen the spines of cuck Republicans in Congress. Trump must be pushing them pretty hard. Interesting. From this morning:

"Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc." -- @realDonaldTrump

But hey, they might be right about him this time, right?

Blogger James Dixon April 25, 2017 2:03 PM  

> f you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county

If it's actually simply a regional biases the solution is simple; move. So when will the mainstream media start opening offices in red states and staffing them with locals, hmm? I think we all know the answer to that.

And the 2008 chart Vox provides? The claimed bias there was still 61% to 48%.

As for the "Internet publishing" jobs that he's claiming warp thing so much. The last time I checked, I could access the Internet from my red state home situated a couple miles outside of a town of 2000 people. There's no reason for those jobs to be all located in the major metropolitan areas. Yet for some strange reason they are. Now why do you suppose that would be?

> (((Jack Shafer)))

Every single time.

Blogger Salt April 25, 2017 2:04 PM  

"The business of the New York journalist is to destroy truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon; to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vessels for rich men behind the scenes. We are intellectual prostitutes."

John Swinton, editor of the New York Tribune.

Anonymous johnc April 25, 2017 2:13 PM  

Has it been a week already? Because CNN is back with the "muh Russia!" narrative thanks to Chaffetz and Cummings saying Gen. Flynn might be going to jail. Cuck Schumer helpfully chiming in about how this is all just the tip of the iceberg. Investigations to come. Let's drag this out for 6 mos.

Isn't it funny how they can never find any time to handle the actual serious crimes and corruption that go on in DC?

This is why it was so important for Trump to put Hillary and Bill on trial. He needed to send a clear message that if any of the other dirtbags in DC don't want to go to jail -- and they're all dirty -- they better line up behind him or else. Seriously, who is advising Trump and what is their end game? Playing defense doesn't work.

Anonymous Takin' a Look April 25, 2017 2:16 PM  

Reading the article, I see two agendas at work.

1. Maintain the (((Narrative))) with some tweaking for the already pozzed goyim.

2. A Clarion-Call for Schafer's fellow (((Tribe))) to get into the Heartland permanently in large numbers to steer Nationalism/Populism back onto the (((Narrative))) path somehow.

#1. Obvious jazz-hand-wringing is obvious.

#2. Good luck, the (((Tribe))) in general do not have the patience or desire to deal with the goyim peasants and certainly don't give a rat's patootie about their concerns, fears and culture except as a means to pervert and profit off of them. Sending shabbos goyim is too risky, they might decide to be part of Mankind again instead of being on "the right side of history". Plenty of well paid infiltrators have switched sides or worst, been caught and forced to spill their guts both figuratively and literally. Also, people are far more paranoid and clannish nowadays and getting better at sniffing out traitors.

-OT don't ever trust the police. Rumors are coming out the Berkeley PD fired off smoke grenades at Trump supporters and then had plains clothes cops clean up the fragments. This was of course to get our side ticked off at the antifas and hopefully a few murders resulted.

Even in Red Country the blue-badge gang ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE. The result would have been the same if these were Alt-Lite/Alt-Right civic nationalist instead of Alt-White. Their paychecks and ease come first.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 25, 2017 2:21 PM  

A.B. Prosper wrote:Which means he probably isn't going to get it unless he surprises us which is quite possible or a lot of the Anti Wall Republicans get replaced.



It's all optics. With such a short turnaround to keep the wheels turning, makes sense to push the wall back a ways. Obviously, it won't be as prominent in the FY18 budget, but you can guess that if it's not seriously addressed for FY19/FY20, that's a perfect piece of ammunition come primary season.

Just because the wall itself isn't fully funded yet doesn't mean they can't keep working efforts to put everything needed in place, such as the test builds for the contract finalists.

The key factor here is that NOTHING is done by the time the 2020 campaign kicks in. Understanding that people have to deal with the group of mental midgets that make up the establishment is part of the equation. There are those of us that knew this was going to happen.

Huge difference between having something and having it RIGHT NOW. I think that's part of our underlying problem. Wait for it. Don't chase it.

Anonymous VFM#1819 April 25, 2017 2:33 PM  

Interesting. It is also said that demons/unclean spirits prefer to reside near water.

Blogger Krul April 25, 2017 2:38 PM  

"nobody has produced a better argument for how the national media missed the Trump story than FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, who pointed out that the ideological clustering in top newsrooms led to groupthink."

Nobody. Except right wingers like Rush Limbaugh who have been saying that for decades. I can't believe the media is still trying to push the meme that Nate-strodamus is a respectable source.

Blogger Quadko April 25, 2017 2:52 PM  

I always find it amazing that blue-county people like to eat and use things but don't see the need to take care of red-county people who provide them food and metals and so forth.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 25, 2017 2:53 PM  

Fancy that: it appears as if Bill O'Reilly is doing his best to build his own platform today. Don't know if he is too Boomer to pull it off, but it lends credence to Vox's point that the only answer to the Media Bubble (before its inevitable collapse) is to own your own platform.

O'Reilly's Back.

Blogger Sagramore April 25, 2017 2:55 PM  

@2 It's like how the rainbow and unicorn crowd has such a blasé attitude toward pedophilia and can't figure out why some parents are so combative toward these attitudes. eg. Nick Nyberg

Anonymous Damn Crackers April 25, 2017 3:02 PM  

I went to grad school in the middle of Indiana. I knew a few journalism majors. If you didn't know those Eng. Lit. dropouts were all SJWs, then you don't know anything about human nature or politics.

Blogger Nick S April 25, 2017 3:04 PM  

Just watching the daily press briefing. Spicer had a Freudian Slip. When talking about gangs crossing the southern border, it sounded like he referred to them as MSM 13. I think it works.

Blogger Audacious Epigone April 25, 2017 3:06 PM  

When people like Ann Coulter, Scott Adams, and Vox Day were predicting a Trump presidency--before primary voting had even begun--Nate Silver put Trump's odds of merely winning the Republican nomination thus:

"Higher than 0 but (considerably) less than 20 percent."

Anonymous DonaldR April 25, 2017 3:07 PM  

"As is the fact that the Democrat-infested press was knowingly and proudly in the tank for Clinton all along"

It may have been. But the Russians and Comey being in the tank for Trump turned the tide. How come we didn't hear about the extensive FBI investigation of Trump going on simultaneously to the Clinton investigation? Must have been the media's fault.

Blogger Audacious Epigone April 25, 2017 3:18 PM  

IoW, if you want to understand why the media--which gave Trump a 0% chance--missed so badly, ask genius Nate Silver. After all, he have Trump a 3% chance of winning! Nothing to see over there with the people who gave him 60%, 80%, and 95% chances of winning.

Blogger James Dixon April 25, 2017 3:27 PM  

> But the Russians and Comey being in the tank for Trump turned the tide.

Cash the check while it's still good, DonaldR. With outright lies like that one, you won't be here long enough to collect many more of them.

Blogger Nick S April 25, 2017 3:28 PM  

How come we didn't hear about the extensive FBI investigation of Trump going on simultaneously to the Clinton investigation?

Likely because it was at the behest of Obama and illegal. Every three year old knows there are a multitude of ways to have a thing done other than explicitly ordering it be done and leaving an evidentiary trail...nudge-nudge-wink-wink.

What turned the tide was the facts. Suppose Hillary hadn't been so obviously disingenuous and all the subsequently exposed associated emails had been completely innocuous. I suspect there would have been a different outcome.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 3:36 PM  

@17 tublecane

Just because they wanted her to win doesn't mean they're stupid.
---

Yes, it does. Do you not remember the bitter tears and wailing and complete deer in headlights faces when it became clear that Trump was going to win the night of the election?


Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 3:40 PM  

Trump was taking questions just now about the wall.

Some one there kept asking "When are we going to get the wall? In your first term?"

They've already conceded he is going to have 2 terms :P

Anonymous JamesD April 25, 2017 3:47 PM  

"I am just a hack for Clinton". Quote from reporter found in Wikileaks.

Blogger mushroom April 25, 2017 3:48 PM  

Russians, Russians, Russians. We need a better class of retard.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 3:48 PM  

The media boneheads

the pollster boneheads (Hitlery has 99.99999999999% chance to win)

Hollyweird boneheads (all those dumb avengers commercials, whiners escaping to Canada, etc)

All of these are in their own bubbles.

Blogger Cail Corishev April 25, 2017 3:48 PM  

Were-Puppy, heh, good catch. I also notice we don't hear much anymore about how the Wall isn't possible. Remember when that was objection #1? "Why, that's crazy; no way could you build a wall the entire length of the border. Might as well try building a ladder to the moon!" But of course it's completely possible, and not unaffordable either; it was just a matter of deciding to do it.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 3:49 PM  

@51 JamesD
"I am just a hack for Clinton". Quote from reporter found in Wikileaks.
--

I believe that was Chuck Todd

Anonymous JamesD April 25, 2017 3:51 PM  

It may have been. But the Russians and Comey being in the tank for Trump turned the tide.

Source for Wikileaks: Seth Rich, assassinated in DC.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 25, 2017 4:20 PM  

The Propaganda Press has been in the tank for the Dems for decades. Fifty years, at least. And their cloistered existence is well documented. Their universe consists of Manhattan, Martha's Vineyard, Washington (inside the Beltway), and Hollywood.

Of the vast continent-spanning United States, they have not the slightest clue. Or desire to find out.

Blogger Robert Divinity April 25, 2017 4:24 PM  

50:

Some one there kept asking "When are we going to get the wall? In your first term?"

They've already conceded he is going to have 2 terms :P


The concession in the second full sentence is justified if the answer to the first full sentence is "yes."

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 25, 2017 4:35 PM  

@49 were puppy
Do you not remember the bitter tears and wailing and complete deer in headlights faces when it became clear that Trump was going to win the night of the election?


Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

Trump Won't Wind montage

Compilation of celebrities saying Trump will never be President

The moment CNN realizes Trump will winMSNBC realizes Trump will win

Deplorable remix of celebs, "Not laughing anymore"

Totally upset reactions by libtards to election

This one is my fave

I didn't even get to the marathon Young Turks video, that meltdown is epic. You can spend hours on YouTube finding more of these. It's not hard for an ordinary person. Journo-lists must be a bit retarded. Or they just don't want to look.

Anonymous BBGKB April 25, 2017 4:38 PM  

A Clarion-Call for Schafer's fellow (((Tribe))) to get into the Heartland permanently in large numbers to steer Nationalism/Populism back onto the (((Narrative))) path somehow

I thought there was 1 jew family assigned to every non horrible school district in the US, to sue over nice things?

It's like how the rainbow and unicorn crowd has such a blasé attitude toward pedophilia and can't figure out why some parents

What is the good taste limit number of pissing boy statues on your property? I think my states Head of Health & Human services is over the limit.

Anonymous DonaldR April 25, 2017 4:39 PM  

"How come we didn't hear about the extensive FBI investigation of Trump going on simultaneously to the Clinton investigation?

Likely because it was at the behest of Obama and illegal."

No...it was at the behest of Comey. And there was nothing illegal about it, in fact it's still ongoing. It's clear cut: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/james-comey-election.html?_r=0

More importantly to the point, the media extensively covered the Clinton emails. If they were in the Tank for Clinton, they would have ignored them. That didn't happen.

You and too many others confuse the "news" and reporters with commentators.

Anonymous DonaldR April 25, 2017 4:45 PM  

The other interesting thing about the news polls is that they got it exactly right. The last Real Clear Politics average of polls had Clinton up by 2.1%. She won the popular vote by 2.1%.

Anonymous Eric the Red April 25, 2017 4:46 PM  

In the coming civil war, it behooves each of us to go through a kind of mental practice scenario in which we confront a leftist and are forced to terminate them with extreme prejudice. Having such targets all bunched up in geographical islands of opportunity just makes the exercise that much easier.

OpenID doktorjeep April 25, 2017 4:52 PM  

Remember how in the past all those depictions of the future had artwork that showed cities in huge bubbles?

Yeah. Now we know.

Blogger DonReynolds April 25, 2017 4:56 PM  

Vox...."The media concentration on the coastal urban centers is real. As is the fact that the Democrat-infested press was knowingly and proudly in the tank for Clinton all along."

Geography is no excuse whatsoever and this can be demonstrated by example after example, where the Media organizations in a major city are Leftist Liberal (and always have been because of the ownership), such as the Nashville Tennessean or the Little Rock Arkansas Gazette....even though the local population is decidedly conservative in political orientation. They cannot HIDE behind the fact that they are predominantly in major cities because all major cities are not Leftist Democrat....but the Media organizations may well be.

Clearly, it is worse than what is being discussed, because these local Media organizations, even in Urban Centers, do not pretend to hire a cross section of the local talent. They PRE-SELECT new hires based in large part on their ability to support the Liberal Narrative, regardless of the story they are asked to report. So even when the local community is profoundly conservative, the local Media organization may be 100 percent Lily White Liberal and in the tank for the Democrat party. This long-term disconnect is very likely a permanent feature of the captive Media.

Blogger Lovekraft April 25, 2017 4:57 PM  

Here's another irony:

Newstories decrying the rise of the alt-right and its legions of evil white males have comments pages requiring Fakebook registration.

How can we get our side of the story out there if we have to enter Zuck's pit?

Blogger Nick S April 25, 2017 5:03 PM  

Shut up, Tad.

Blogger DonReynolds April 25, 2017 5:10 PM  

The Media excuse that they really do live in a Leftist Liberal bubble is nothing more than an attempt to claw back a tiny amount of credibility. They believe if they admit to being biased (and completely in the tank for Leftist Democrats) that somehow shows that they are not actually unaware of how crazy they seem. They are saying they are not stupid, they are deliberately biased....so it is OK....they have not actually lost their collective mind. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.....we know what color it is, so we are not incompetent.....simply evil.

Blogger Happy LP9 April 25, 2017 5:16 PM  

Americans can expect the Nielsen ratings survey, its out of FL and arrives in a heavy packet and a $1 bill. Its worse than the Census questions, they want to know what one does, watches, earns, race, status, how they are informed, etc., the questions are guided towards media worship. I rec'ed mine today, I live in a deeply poor, de-pop'ed WV area where we have to be self employed and farm when we don't work to survive and they want to know if I have a damn phone. Dephone'ed, No cable tv, No MSM. Denied Entry.

I detest ComcastNBC and let FCC know every month.

The KGB would never allow this abhorrent questionnaire be sent out.

Blogger Happy LP9 April 25, 2017 5:18 PM  

The narratives were luckily broken up with the election of POTUS Trump and the men, women truthful work. I'm thrilled for the decline of the media as we know it or for what they bill us.

Anonymous thought April 25, 2017 5:21 PM  

Its probly inevitable that the internet and youtube will eventually totally replace TV and i think that will be a very good thing more freedom

Anonymous Dan April 25, 2017 5:39 PM  

I think the root of the bubble is this:

The present realities are very dark, which is that civilization has peaked and is receding.

Most people in the media, being not religious, cannot face such darkness. It takes a person of faith to face true darkness.

The religion of the media, and of most secular people, is belief in worldly progress. "It gets better." But what if it doesn't? These people are already traumatized from facing a world without religious faith, which they discarded in their youth. They already shake all the time, with the fear of their own death. To see the darkness on the horizon, that civilization itself is receding and not advancing, is too much for their already broken hearts.

Anonymous Dan April 25, 2017 5:50 PM  

All the various things that the left clings to are all tied to their religion of worldly progress:
- Islam cannot be fundamentally violent or primitive, because if it is then Islam's advance isn't progress and things aren't getting better.
- LGBTQ etc. cannot be harmful, because if it is then the advance of LGBTQ isn't progress and things aren't getting better.
- Diversity cannot be harmful, because if it is then things are getting worse, not better.

See? All of the things they deny must be denied for religious reasons to Protect The Faith. What is The Faith? Progress!

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 25, 2017 5:54 PM  

The media don't live in a bubble. The media are the bubble. Their task, their role, their job, their very purpose is to create, enforce and perpetuate the bubble they want America to live in.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 6:24 PM  

@63 Eric the Red

In the coming civil war, it behooves each of us to go through a kind of mental practice scenario in which we confront a leftist and are forced to terminate them with extreme prejudice. Having such targets all bunched up in geographical islands of opportunity just makes the exercise that much easier.
---

I have learned much about this in recent months reading a book on the Spanish Inquisition and then those vids on the Spanish Civil War.

Anybody got a good recommendation book for the Reconquista?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 6:28 PM  

@71 thought
Its probly inevitable that the internet and youtube will eventually totally replace TV and i think that will be a very good thing more freedom
---

Youtube is already trying to take down the good guys.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 6:30 PM  

@74 Snidely Whiplash
The media don't live in a bubble. The media are the bubble. Their task, their role, their job, their very purpose is to create, enforce and perpetuate the bubble they want America to live in.
---

They are typical True Believers, just like any other collectivists. Hive mind in action.

Blogger Volksgemeinschaft April 25, 2017 6:44 PM  

Were-Puppy,

If you are young then start doing chin ups because you will be drafted and it takes time to get your chin ups up to 6-8. Most base comanders in Canada insist on 5-6 while the Elite units base line is 8.

In Southern Africa we dealt with AK47/RPG's but what I'm seeing in Europe is the prolific use of knives, Arabian Peninsula people have a fascination with blades that I cant relate to, creeps me out.

Anonymous Avalanche April 25, 2017 7:03 PM  

@36 "makes sense to push the wall back a ways.

No no no and more NO! Even *I* am losing hope! Where did PizzaGate go? Clinton Foundation scam(s)? Illegals voting? What's with DACAs suddenly getting to stay? (Yes, it's harsh: they MUST go back!) Darth Bannon under threat? Kusher and Ivanka seemingly making too much headway in the wrong direction?!

I don't watch MSM, I read Infogalactic News and the Dark Lord, of course -- and I am working SO hard to maintain some hope that the God Emperor hasn't been hobbled -- or subverted. The Wall MUST be built! Put the stupid fedgov employees on three weeks unpaid hiatus to pay for it -- or better! -- start ACTUALLY taxing remittances! DO SOMETHING -- but get the ^#*%&*+ Wall BUILT!!

What has Grand Inquisitor Jeff Sessions been DOING the past two months?! There was a big round-up of pedos (which apparently the FBI had long-since IDed: they just needed the new AG to let them go out and arrest!) -- and then silence. Nothing. What became of the Weiner laptop? What became of Podesta's leaks? What is with wanting to arrest Assange?!

I'm STILL trying to assume there is movement occurring that I can't see; stuff being done we're not hearing about; investigations happening that haven't come to indictments yet... but it's becoming harder and harder to defend Trump and the Alt Right to my wavering tribe members, who were lukewarm to begin with!

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 25, 2017 7:23 PM  

Avalanche wrote:I'm STILL trying to assume there is movement occurring that I can't see; stuff being done we're not hearing about; investigations happening that haven't come to indictments yet... but it's becoming harder and harder to defend Trump and the Alt Right to my wavering tribe members, who were lukewarm to begin with!

Trump will do what he can do with the legislature he has. The legislature he has is mostly pozzed and mostly globalist, and that definitely applies to the GOP legislators.

Trump needs our frustration to build to the point that we will primary most of the GOP incumbents who must run in 2018. Don't waver and lose hope, tell everyone that Trump would be doing so much more if only your Senator and your Representative were on board with President Trump's program to MAGA.

By all means keep pressuring Trump: it may not change his mind, but he can use that to pressure the GOP. It's far more important to pressure the GOP.

Anonymous Alice De Goon April 25, 2017 7:37 PM  

@75 In the coming civil war, it behooves each of us to go through a kind of mental practice scenario in which we confront a leftist and are forced to terminate them with extreme prejudice. Having such targets all bunched up in geographical islands of opportunity just makes the exercise that much easier.

We won't have to do a damned thing. The City denizens will eat each other the moment the flow of resources has been cut off.

Of course, laying some busses across the highway and shooting anybody that comes out on foot are just defensive measures. Like what locking your door would be in the current year.

Anonymous Avalanche April 25, 2017 7:39 PM  

There is so much NOT dependent on the legislature though! I agree (and am working on getting the NeverTrumpers out of the Congress, absolutely!) But has he even done any EOs in the past month? Why is he not continuing to use them to undo so much left over from the obamination?

I am hugely relieved at the new Cail reported (@31) above:
"Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc." -- @realDonaldTrump


I used to assure my tribe that Trump wouldn't be doing just one thing at a time; he has staff, and there could be pedo-investigations going on at the exact same time as beefing up the border / ICE / deportations / whacking sanctuary cities and undoing obama's "mistaken" awarding of "citizenship" to 700 or so people who were slated for deportation! (Funny how the IRS pulls back money THEY send out by mistake -- well, from White workin' folks... -- but somehow this illegal granting of citizenship "can't be rescinded"?!

He's a CEO, he's a great delegater: WHY does it seem nothing (much) is going on? I know Vox says The God Emperor's pattern is: effective activity; followed by an "in-gathering"; followed by more activity... but it just seems like the train has slowed to a crawl!

Still, he HAS done more than any 3 presidents put together... I AM holding my faith with him. It's just soooooo frustrating!

Blogger Volksgemeinschaft April 25, 2017 7:41 PM  

The Dawning of the Trump Era is a False Dawn
Kai Kurros

Economic policies will be dictated by Corporate America – virtually everything will be up for sale. There will be tax cuts for the rich, dismembering the federal government apparatus, and whatever is left of it is then privatized and merged with Corporate America (in the long run this is, of course, a positive thing because the only way we can beat this monster is that it begins to devour itself). Civil liberties, so dear to Americans, will be handed over to the capitalist behemoth – this will happen unnoticed and unchallenged because … after all … what is good for business is good for America.

The USA riseth by capitalism and falleth by capitalism. The corporate takeover is an essential part of the death throes of the USA. No one can defeat America, only America can defeat itself … and it will.

There will be marginal, symbolic victories for the “conservatives” on moral issues. There will be jingoistic and adventuristic wars abroad – these wars will help Trump earn the love and respect of the liberal media but also, unfortunately, poor white people. War is all that poor white people will get from Trump but they will happily settle for it.

Like Caesar, Trump is of the Populares party but, just like Caesar, he is also a patrician and his policies are designed to benefit him personally and other patricians – unless they diametrically oppose him. Patricians of the Populares party never intended to do anything that would pose any threat to their enormous wealth and political power. Bread and circuses was all that they were willing to give to the masses, and therefore all the necessary reforms needed to save the empire (ROME/USA) were cancelled and will be cancelled again.

There may be some rebuilding of America’s infrastructure but even this may be only a show without any real consequences in terms of employment. What baffles me is that Trump seems to be slashing the budget instead of expanding it. The money for building infrastructure – and expanding America’s military complex – comes from slashing other expenditures in the budget. The truly great populists and men of the people always leave behind empty state coffers, an enormous debt and a loving nation. Trump, however, seems to have been an austerity fellow right from the start. If it turns out that Trump really is an austerity fellow, it means that he is not a thoroughbred populist at all.

One of the most obnoxious legacies of the Trump administration will be the rise of AIPAC as the highest power holder in the country – they may even try to add an amendment to the constitution to make it official. The Kushner-Bannon struggle is straight out of the Book of Esther.

Anonymous Andrew E. April 25, 2017 7:59 PM  

Trump will do what he can do with the legislature he has.

Trump should be digging up the Deep State dirt on his fiercest enemies in Congress, leaking it to the public and forcing resignations and picking off his opponents one by one. This is war. None of that so far.

Anonymous Bz April 25, 2017 8:00 PM  

They are starting the process of rewriting history, which will continue relentlessly for many years until the narrative has been re-established.

I would thus say this is a good opportunity for historians of the alt-right to document the election and all the shenanigans, preferrably with plentiful references to and quotes from (archived, persistent) articles and written in a cool, no-nonsense tone.

Let's make sure we do not forget all the triggering acts of the left and cucks, from email servers to BLM to Spirit Cooking, nor the glory of Trump and the alt-right.

Build it on Infogalactic for example.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 25, 2017 8:02 PM  

Avalanche wrote:He's a CEO, he's a great delegater: WHY does it seem nothing (much) is going on?

He has delegated,and presumably his minions are reporting back periodically. Progress is probably slow, and a series of reports that there is nothing to report yet probably wouldn't help our cause if they were made public.

Why isn't Trump doing things that only take an executive order? I don't really know, but he knows what he's doing far better than I. We need to concentrate on de-cucking congress in 2018, to remove all excuses, so Trump can remove all invaders.

Avalanche wrote: It's just soooooo frustrating!

It surely is. Channel your tribe's frustration into the 2018 primaries.

Anonymous johnc April 25, 2017 8:14 PM  

Judge Napolitano wrote an article last week that spelled out exactly what's going on. (I assume somebody of his position has some inside info.) The Deep State, CIA, shadow government, permanent government -- whatever you want to call it -- has pretty much explained to Trump who's in charge. They probably showed him some photos of what was left of JFK's skull just to drive the point home.

The only other feasible scenario is that he was just putting everyone on during the campaign. To me that seems possible but less likely since he basically tripled down on his campaign promises in his inauguration speech... and he was quite feisty in his first month of office.

The scenario that I think is least likely is the 4D chess explanation.

Either way, we're not going to vote our way out of this mess. There are no political solutions, and we should definitely be brainstorming our next moves.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 8:41 PM  

@78 Volksgemeinschaft

Heh I'm good - i'm used to being stabbed, sliced, smashed with sticks, punched in the face - Kali Escrima etc

Blogger Lazarus April 25, 2017 8:44 PM  

johnc wrote:Either way, we're not going to vote our way out of this mess. There are no political solutions, and we should definitely be brainstorming our next moves.

The gestalt of History has already brainstormed this scenario. As Gerald Celente was fond of saying, " When the people have nothing to lose, they lose it."

Blogger Lazarus April 25, 2017 8:51 PM  

DonaldR wrote:The other interesting thing about the news polls is that they got it exactly right. The last Real Clear Politics average of polls had Clinton up by 2.1%. She won the popular vote by 2.1%.

As her mind slowly goes she can mumble that to herself endlessly until some good medical samaritan snuffs her baggy ass.

Anonymous Mathias April 25, 2017 9:35 PM  

@87,

That tactic relies on the correct personality in the target. I think it may backfire long-term with Trump, as he is the sort to find a way to punch back, on the rationale that such people are far too dangerous to be allowed to run rampant.

Anonymous instasetting April 25, 2017 10:12 PM  

#87

Yes, the Deep State is invincible.

OR

We broke the Soviet Union and most of the Int'l Left.

Its one or the other.

Your theories nice, but reality disagrees.

Anonymous Icicle April 25, 2017 10:15 PM  

The Deep State, CIA, shadow government, permanent government -- whatever you want to call it -- has pretty much explained to Trump who's in charge.

I know I've asked this before, BUT WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE???

They eat, sleep and waste time just like the rest of us. They were not elected to anything.

8chan and/or Wikileaks should get on this one and make a list. And probably be careful while doing it.

Anonymous Sharrukin April 25, 2017 10:24 PM  

Now Sean Spicer is talking about Fiscal Year 2018 for trying to get the wall funded.

Not sure why he thinks there is more of a chance then as opposed to now.

If they know Trump won't force a government shutdown over it why would they ever allocate funding for the wall in 2018 or at any time?

Blogger ThePainTrain April 25, 2017 10:29 PM  

@92

I think what happened is that when we beat the soviets in 91 with the collapse, what we live in now is the ultimate expression of unrestrained, soulless capitalism, which is just as repressive and soul crushing as communism. Prior to the soviet collapse, the west had to maintain culture, history, and other facets to remain attractive to people who could go either way economically but still loved western civ (something the soviets were against). With the soviets out of the way, pure, unrestrained capitalism came in and has since been trying to mold the world to its image, which is a mono-culture populated with a racially ambiguous brown race of consumers.

Anonymous Siobhan April 25, 2017 11:41 PM  

News reporting that Ted Cruz proposing to seize El Chapo's drug assets for wall:

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/04/25/ted-cruz-calls-14-billion-seized-el-chapo-fund-border-wall/

Anonymous krymneth April 25, 2017 11:48 PM  

Since the beginning of his campaign, Trump has had cycles of pushing hard, then watching. We are in a watching phase now, at least domestically. Wouldn't be surprised North Korea is taking up more energy than we realize.

I'm not saying everything is guaranteed to be hunky dory, but this is what we'd expect. If the plan continues, we'd expect to see a lot of these things happen at once again in some burst, but I wouldn't be surprised it could be a month away.

I believe I predicted a couple of months ago we'd see a slow down on a lot of these things. Trump has a lot of energy but this is still the Federal government. Even under the best scenarios there's a lot of paperwork to get right, in all senses of the term. Don't measure by the hyper-accelerated news cycles of 2017, which may be cycling at up to 2 or 3 per day versus the 2 to 3 per week I grew up with... at least look on a week-by-week basis, which is still a pretty fast cycle for the Federal government.

You may still not like what you see, but at least it'll be more accurate.

Blogger Thucydides April 25, 2017 11:51 PM  

The media is not only concentrated in a bubble, but groupthink makes them stupid. When President Trump said that the job of being President was much harder than he imagined, they practically peed themselves with joy that their narrative had been confirmed.

Little did they know the God Emperor is also a master of PSYOPS. Not only did he confirm their bias, but took their eyes off what was happening in the real world while they congratulated themselves for a full news cycle. For President Trump's base, the same message demonstrated the President has a sincere appreciation of the magnitude of the job at hand, and an expression of humility, which the base would appreciate.

For world leaders, the statement adds a layer of ambiguity. What did he *really* mean by that? Justin Trudeau discovered the answer the next day when Canada was hit by tariffs on lumber exports; taking the wind out of the Liberal Party's blustering about standing up to Trump on trade (and letting NATO members understand that *not* putting 2% of the GDP into defence as per the NATO agreements has consequences).

The sooner alt media rises to fill the vacant spots ing "Red State" America, the quicker the information vacuum created by "Fake News" will be filled.

Blogger Lazarus April 25, 2017 11:54 PM  

Sharrukin wrote:Now Sean Spicer is talking about Fiscal Year 2018 for trying to get the wall funded.

Not sure why he thinks there is more of a chance then as opposed to now.

If they know Trump won't force a government shutdown over it why would they ever allocate funding for the wall in 2018 or at any time?


Instead of "Where's Waldo" the refrain will be "Where's the Wall?"

I am waiting to see if Trump allows the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 to be implemented bynot signing a waiver on June 1st. Then I will worry about the wall. One disappointment at a time, please.

Blogger Beau April 25, 2017 11:57 PM  

OT

Any prayer requests this evening?

Blogger tublecane April 26, 2017 12:11 AM  

@83-Trump is by no means of the patrician class. Except insofar as we have no patrician class, and all that's meant is that Trump ran in center-left ruling circles. But in that case, why are we talking about patricians?

As bad as they screwed up, I wish we still had a hereditary WASP ruling class. In any case, Trump is way, way too late to betray them in the manner of Caesar. He's been beaten by true "traitor to [their] class" like FDR.

Blogger dvdivx April 26, 2017 12:27 AM  

Its more than just the media. Silicon Valley and West coast tech companies also create a bubble on purpose.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 26, 2017 12:42 AM  

Sharrukin wrote:Now Sean Spicer is talking about Fiscal Year 2018 for trying to get the wall funded.

FY18 begins in September '17. We could probably get the first few miles of The Wall built in November '17. After September 1, we would have to be using FY18 money anyway.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 26, 2017 12:53 AM  

@101

Always on topic, Beau, in my opinion. We should be praying for our Methodist brethren. That their deliberations at this time be serious minded, merciful, and seeking God's will.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 26, 2017 12:55 AM  

@97
That's one of the most sensible things Sen. Cruz has ever suggested. It's downright poetic.

Blogger Chiva April 26, 2017 1:09 AM  

@101. Prayers for my wife. We now know what is impacting her health and what can be done. Prayers for peace, strength, her healing will be greatly appreciated.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 26, 2017 1:15 AM  

Beau wrote:Any prayer requests this evening?
I hesitate to ask, but I really need a job, one which uses my skills and pays enough to support my family. I appreciate any prayers in that regard.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 26, 2017 1:34 AM  

What skills Snidely?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 26, 2017 1:54 AM  

Unix/Linux administration, SAN management.

Anonymous Dirk Gently April 26, 2017 2:05 AM  

"and everybody feasted on the damaging John Podesta email cache that WikiLeaks served up buffet-style"

Yeah, suuuuuure.

Pizzagate originates DIRECTLY inside the "damaging John Podesta email cache," and yet they still maintain "there's not even the shadow of a speck of a hint of evidence" .... especially at the Washington Post, which spilled a lot of ink dancing around the subject while never once addressing the crux of the argument -- instead, it was all "those internet people be crazy" ad hominem. And of course, deleting articles about John Podesta's creepishly-creepy taste in creepy "art."

Something tells me that a lot of the WaPo staff and editors are up to their neck in Pizzagate themselves.
Every time I see someone claiming there's no evidence for pizzagate, I reply by addressing them as pedophile, and ask them how long they've been trafficking and molesting children.

Anonymous Dirk Gently April 26, 2017 2:23 AM  

@36 SemiSpook

"Just because the wall itself isn't fully funded yet doesn't mean they can't keep working efforts to put everything needed in place, such as the test builds for the contract finalists."

Senate Majority leader McConnell has vowed, "not one cent."

McConnell needs to be fitted with a sisal neck tie.

Anonymous Icicle April 26, 2017 2:25 AM  

Don't forget someone literally going thorough the New York Times archives and deleting articles on the subject.

That's a very bad sign.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 26, 2017 2:25 AM  

Unix/Linux administration, SAN management.

Docker? Jenkins? DevOps?

Blogger mjusiq April 26, 2017 2:53 AM  

Norway: Parliament if voted in by journalists - (dark blue: only critical party to immigration)Rest is more or less socialists from top to bottom:

http://miff.s3-eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/graf6.jpg

Real numbers 2009:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Stortingsvalg-2009.png

Blogger JWM in SD April 26, 2017 3:13 AM  

You may be on to something in that regard Don. It would explain my experience in living in CA for ten years. The media and government are left but not as much of population as an outsider would assume. It's the impression being purposely broadcast and amplified.

Blogger JWM in SD April 26, 2017 3:17 AM  

Maybe because the evidence was made up and they knew it since it was bought and paid for (piss dossier)?

Blogger JWM in SD April 26, 2017 3:19 AM  

Kushner and Ivanka. That's why. He needs Don Jr instead.

Anonymous Oriel April 26, 2017 3:43 AM  

@Beau

Would you please pray for healing for me. My husband and I would love to have children.

Blogger Dire Badger April 26, 2017 4:34 AM  

“When it comes to missile testing, the U.S. is operating with a clear double standard: It views its own tests as justified and useful, while it views the tests of North Korea as threatening and destabilizing,” foundation president David Krieger said in a statement."


Only if you consider Korea's backwards culture to be the equal of America.

In which case you might as well cover yourself in mud and go live in Papaua, New Guinea.

Blogger Some Dude April 26, 2017 4:37 AM  

To be fair, (((Nate Silver)))) may just be a neurotypical clown how reflexively can't see what women realy want (aggression, violence) and reflexively thinks there is no such thing as conspiracies because the CIA said so via Operation Mockingbird and is punished in the sexual market as a result for being retarded to threats.

Blogger Beau April 26, 2017 6:10 AM  

Heavenly Father,

Make your presence known at the Methodist deliberations. Drop scales from eyes. Reveal your judgments. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven. Cleanse your Bride of spot, stain, or wrinkle. Let the Methodists be holy unto you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Blogger Beau April 26, 2017 6:18 AM  

It is written, "Six days shall you work and do all your labor." You would not command what cannot be done in faith. There is, therefore, a job for Snidely Whiplash, perfectly fitted for him. A place of labor most satisfying where he may flourish. Open, Lord Jesus, the door of perfect employment for him. Let this be the best job of his life, honored and valued by his employer and co-workers alike. Thank you Jesus! Amen

Blogger Beau April 26, 2017 6:27 AM  

Is any one of you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. 14Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. James 5:13-15

Lord Jesus, we the believing Ilk assemble virtually to intercede for Chiva's wife. Heal her, we ask, as Chiva anoints her with your chosen symbol of divine compassion - oil. Lord Jesus, if she has sinned, forgive. Raise her up Lord. Thank you Lord Jesus. amen

Blogger Beau April 26, 2017 6:37 AM  

My husband and I would love to have children.

Holy Spirit, you are the Lord and Giver of Life. Together with the Father and the Son you are worshipped and glorified. We ask you honor the Father and the Son by giving Oriel a child of divine promise filled with the Holy Spirit from within the womb. Nothing is impossible for you Lord Jesus. In you do we put our trust.

Anonymous Athor Pel April 26, 2017 7:45 AM  

"97. Anonymous krymneth April 25, 2017 11:48 PM
...
Wouldn't be surprised North Korea is taking up more energy than we realize.
..."




NK is fulfilling its purpose. What it's doing right now is what it was created to do.

___________


"75. Blogger Were-Puppy April 25, 2017 6:24 PM
...
Anybody got a good recommendation book for the Reconquista?
"



Start looking at the English civil war as well. Widespread access to the written word fueled by less expensive printed books and pamphlets fostered the first recorded rhetorical flame war. The first newspaper was birthed during that time.

Within just a few years a country that had lived peacefully for a generation dove into a maelstrom of chaos and bloodshed that surprised those that lived through it. The country went from peaceful to bloodily divided with a speed that even now is surprising, but now eerily familiar considering what American demographics look like.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 26, 2017 8:32 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:I hesitate to ask, but I really need a job, one which uses my skills and pays enough to support my family. I appreciate any prayers in that regard.

Definitely praying for you, Snidely. I wish you were an electrical engineer with a smidgin of power experience.

Anonymous krymneth April 26, 2017 8:51 AM  

Athor Pel wrote:NK is fulfilling its purpose. What it's doing right now is what it was created to do.

I don't think it is anymore. It was, if not "created" by China, certainly "sustained" for the purpose of harassing South Korea and keeping it at bay. But a nuclear power North Korea is a North Korea that will shortly begin attempting nuclear blackmail against China, too. A North Korea that can credibly threaten to nuke Hawaii is a North Korea that can credible threaten to nuke Beijing.

If North Korea had been structured a bit differently China may not worry about it. There are all sorts of puppet regimes ruled by evil, but ultimately sane, people who won't bite the hand that feeds them power. But structured as it is as a theocratic dictatorship where one man's will is Divine Law, and where his craziness has been indulged for decades and then his successor's craziness has been indulged, I don't think China can be assured that North Korea won't point the crazy at them, too, and that's the point at which North Korea's utility ends.

The only thing that would counter-indicate this is if North Korea's rulers are in fact very sane individuals who have worn the mask of religious fervor for their people, but have never become the mask or bought their own act. I see no evidence in favor of this, though, and think the safest bet is that they really are crazy, as trapped in their own mesh of lies as the rest of the country.

I also don't think we need to go looking for the super-deep conspiracy reasons for North Korea when the "the lines of the armistice were molded into a buffer state for China over the course of decades". Despite how it may seem, common wisdom is not always wrong; you can't get to truth simply by negating it. And I don't need crazy super-deep explanations to explain how we got to where we are; a simple explanation of "it was always the easiest thing to do today to appease North Korea rather than run the risk of them doing bad things" and the observation that countries (even more so than people) are generally unable to resist doing the thing that is easy today, even when it's not hard to see that the sum total of those decisions will eventually trap them.

Blogger Kentucky Packrat April 26, 2017 10:10 AM  

@107: Snidely, do you have VMware experience too? If so, find my Email address (it's not that hard), and send me a resume. I know of a job in the central Kentucky area that would fit your experience levels if you can do VMware too.

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