The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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It's not the size of the Royal Navy, it's the size of Britain's balls that's the problem.

Is the Royal Navy too small to deal with Iranian threat?

Tobias Ellwood told The Times: “The threats we’re facing are changing in front of us, the world is getting more complex. If we are wanting to continue to play this influential role on the international stage it will require further funding for our armed forces, not least the Royal Navy. Our Royal Navy is too small to manage our interests across the globe.”
The issue isn't the size and reach of the Royal Navy; it has been shrinking for years. The issue is that the United Kingdom has been emasculated by its elites, who would rather kowtow to the maniacal SJWs and cultivate voting blocs within immigrant populations than defend the culture and history of their country. The result is a country without a core; one that is unwilling to defend itself even in response to a direct and obvious provocation from a country that is reeling from sanctions and is lashing out at the world. The UK could easily mount a small military operation that would send a clear signal to the Mad Mullahs that pirating British ships is not a winning plan. A few cruise missiles (they still have them) into Iran's oil infrastructure, or even into their military command and control would be sufficient.

Yes, this sounds suspiciously like the now thoroughly discredited neo-cons of 20 years ago, but sometimes it is appropriate to meet provocation with force. Nobody has bloodied the Iranians' nose (except Israel) in many years. It is time to remind them of their position in the world.

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My English isn't as good as sooper-genius-Joo-hater extraordinaire Tlaib, but this sounds suspiciously like "if they're not happy here, they can leave." Only worse.


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1 Behold the chimp!

Posted by: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at July 25, 2019 11:02 AM (FYqfs)

2 ?

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at July 25, 2019 11:02 AM (qPEKx)

3 orange man bad
badass

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 25, 2019 11:02 AM (dm05u)

4 Hello, My Name is ALH.

Posted by: ALH at July 25, 2019 11:04 AM (uLuPn)

5 saw a great meme:

Use TLAIB in a sentence:
If you don't like America, you are free TLAIB!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 25, 2019 11:04 AM (dm05u)

6 Hello, My Name is ALH.
Posted by: ALH at July 25, 2019 11:04 AM


Pfft!

Posted by: Inigo Montoya at July 25, 2019 11:04 AM (ejd/p)

7 1) Eviscerate your armed forces
2) Destroy your diplomatic clout hiding under the EU's skirts
3) Rely on the U.S. as a military backstop
4) Take every opportunity to shit on the U.S.'s corn flakes
5) Wonder why you're in such a mess.

Yup. Good job, limeys.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (AURKQ)

8 The Ape of Spades. Good one.

Posted by: t-bird at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (dBiBP)

9 Where does Tlaib think he should be deported to? His country of birth? He's already there, you big dope.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (aXucN)

10 I've had enough cultural enrichment.

Posted by: BignJames at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (ykq7q)

11 Just missed..

Posted by: FrodoB at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (Cl1sy)

12 If they would learn how to code, they would like it here better.

Posted by: ALH at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (uLuPn)

13 Willowed:

As more " uh, ethnic" people arrive, watch the average heights go down..... the world in general is prolly not " tall"...
Posted by: kraken


Shitty diets/lack of enough food are the culprits.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (mYj3l)

14 Where does Tlaib think he should be deported to? His country of birth? He's already there, you big dope.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM


To be fair to her, bluebell, she's not very bright.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:06 AM (ejd/p)

15 Good morning.

Is it too early to start drinking?

It doesn't count if the bourbon is used in coffee, right?

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (1Yy3c)

16 Trump ain't the only one that wants a complete and total shut down of borders to muslims.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (mYj3l)

17 Shitty diets/lack of enough food are the culprits.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (mYj3l)


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Pestilence and Disease at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (uLuPn)

18 I think accepting any form of government job should subject you to the option of permanent exile as a punishment option for when you roger the proverbial canine.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (AURKQ)

19
Prediction: Birmingham/Manchester will be separate, sovereign Muslim country in 10 years.

Posted by: Sphynx at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (rXie1)

20
Where does Tlaib think he should be deported to? His country of birth? He's already there, you big dope.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM

To be fair to her, bluebell, she's not very bright.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:06 AM (ejd/p)


I don't suppose generations of inbreeding have anything to do with her low intellect and anger issues.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (ptqGC)

21 To be fair to her, bluebell, she's not very bright.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:06 AM (ejd/p)
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Hey, if she's willing to put it all on display, I'm happy to play along!

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (aXucN)

22 Where does Tlaib think he should be deported to? His country of birth? He's already there, you big dope.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM

To be fair to her, bluebell, she's not very bright.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState


7 watt night light in a world full of klieg lights.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (mYj3l)

23 The NAACP board of directors voted unanimously for a resolution urging impeachment of Donald Trump.

Perfect timing, dimwits.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (hjaPQ)

24 The Royal Navy needs to get back to doing what they do best - rum, sodomy and the lash.

Posted by: Roy at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (cD09y)

25 Sabaton - Carolus Rex

https://youtu.be/Us2ylGAwBnk

I dare you sonsabitches to not sing along to that chorus.

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (1Yy3c)

26 Where does Tlaib think he should be deported to? His country of birth? He's already there, you big dope.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM

To be fair to her, bluebell, she's not very bright.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:06 AM (ejd/p)


But she seems so nice.

Posted by: ALH at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (uLuPn)

27 The issue isn't the size and reach of the Royal Navy; it has been
shrinking for years. The issue is that the United Kingdom has been
emasculated by its elites



It isn't either / or, it's both. Or more accurately, one (small Navy) is the natural result of the other.

Posted by: pep at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (T6t7i)

28 I say Tlaib should try to forcefully and violently remove Trump from the country. Please.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (TTp7P)

29 6 Hello, My Name is ALH.
Posted by: ALH at July 25, 2019 11:04 AM

AL(co)H(olics Anonymous)?

Posted by: m at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (u5MYq)

30 More evidence that Bill Clinton's statement about his very limited contacts with Jeffrey Epstein was a boldfaced lie.
From the UK Daily Mail today (linked):
"Jeffrey Epstein went to the White House several times during the early days of Clinton's presidency in the 90s, records show..." More:
https://tinyurl.com/y55aeqja

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 25, 2019 11:10 AM (B3Pol)

31 Sad to say that even the mighty US is incapable of dealing with Iran.

There are a host of reasons why.

The former US doesn't have any friends in the region, no budget, capabilities, political will, very little public backing...

Not sure that the military leaders are even interested.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:10 AM (lD3vL)

32 For England still can teach the world
The way to build a boat.

Gilbert and Sullivan, kind of a while ago now.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 25, 2019 11:10 AM (yL25O)

33 Britain's Muslim population now will never easily allow Britain to respond forcefully to a Muslim country. Sad fact.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (TTp7P)

34 She's awful opinionated for a woman with a name that sounds like a speech impediment.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

35 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:06 AM (ptqGC)

That was really good.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (t6MX/)

36 I posted this yesterday afternoon, but for anyone who missed it, it's delicious.

Our prog paper's editorial "cartoonist" of 34 years was let go last week, in part I'm sure because of losing subscribers. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh hysterically. Anyhow, prog cartoonist gave the finger to Trump supporters with his last cartoon:

https://tinyurl.com/y39vk8oq

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

37 Shitty diets/lack of enough food are the culprits.

Posted by: rickb223


There is a very noticeable increase in the height of American Asians vs. their home country counterparts. They won't get as tall as the Dutch, but they'll get taller.

Posted by: pep at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (T6t7i)

38 I think Mike Lindell should run against Ilhan Omar. He'd have a lot of his own money to spend on the campaign.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (+0VWg)

39 Jane D'oh

LOL... Good one Jane

Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (O2RFr)

40 LOL

Royal Navy's balls...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

41 The Royal Navy needs to get back to doing what they do best - rum, sodomy and the lash.
Posted by: Roy at July 25, 2019 11:08 AM (cD09y)

And keel hauling! Let's not forget keel hauling and other manly pastimes.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (m79Dg)

42 The NAACP board of directors voted unanimously for a resolution urging impeachment of Donald Trump.

Perfect timing, dimwits.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis


Trump has done more for black unemployment in two years than the NAACP has done in 25.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (mYj3l)

43 37 I posted this yesterday afternoon, but for anyone who missed it, it's delicious.

Our prog paper's editorial "cartoonist" of 34 years was let go last week, in part I'm sure because of losing subscribers. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh hysterically. Anyhow, prog cartoonist gave the finger to Trump supporters with his last cartoon:

https://tinyurl.com/y39vk8oq
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

Guy needs to know that Learn to Code >> Send Her Back.

Posted by: Roy at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (cD09y)

44 Hello, My Name is ALH.
Posted by: ALH
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...and I'm a Hordeaholic

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (xSo9G)

45 39
I think Mike Lindell should run against Ilhan Omar. He'd have a lot of his own money to spend on the campaign.


The My Pillow guy? Dear God, no. If I never see his face again, I'll be thrilled.

Posted by: pep at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (T6t7i)

46 Maan...!

/shaking off short sock a second time

The old "two A♠ tabs open, one had old sock" error again.
__

Got #1 but stale-socked. Half-credit?

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 25, 2019 11:14 AM (FYqfs)

47 Take a good, long look at the UK, folks. On our current trajectory, they're decline is no more than 1-generation ahead of ours.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:14 AM (77WPm)

48 Anagram for Rashida Tlaib: shit rabid al. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (RD7QR)

49 Great idea, Fen!

Oh, can I add D'oh Boy to the prayer list? He went to the VA yesterday with a swollen, painful knee and has a torn miniscus. He's been dealing with bad knee and back problems since Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

50 And keel hauling! Let's not forget keel hauling and other manly pastimes.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male
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Tarring the rigging.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (xSo9G)

51 I think Mike Lindell should run against Ilhan Omar. He'd have a lot of his own money to spend on the campaign.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (+0VWg)

I think the ugly dyke should go back to Palestine to film a documentary that shows how wonderful and peace loving the Palestinian people are. And then get blown up by some 10 year old girl she offers a lollipop to.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (m79Dg)

52 Ouch, Jane. I'll pray for him. Got a long list these days, it seems.

Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (aXucN)

53 49 Anagram for Rashida Tlaib: shit rabid al. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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Shit Al Rabid. Sounds more camelish.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (hjaPQ)

54 34 Britain's Muslim population now will never easily allow Britain to respond forcefully to a Muslim country. Sad fact.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (TTp7P)

It's odd. By rights, most of the UK muslim population (colonials and recent additions alike) should despise Iran and cheer any British efforts at shoving a thumb in their eye.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (AURKQ)

55 48 Take a good, long look at the UK, folks. On our current trajectory, they're decline is no more than 1-generation ahead of ours.
Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:14 AM (77WPm)


It can be sped up, if sisters and brothers start breeding. Head start already in Minnesota.

Posted by: Roy at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (cD09y)

56 Of late, the British are not capable of an invasion since The Beatles, Stones, Hermits, et cetra. Unless we count the Falklands. Harrumph.

Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (UUkQp)

57 PEE FOHDEEFIE!!!

Posted by: Mad Maxine at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (88+cf)

58 26 Sabaton - Carolus Rex

https://youtu.be/Us2ylGAwBnk

I dare you sonsabitches to not sing along to that chorus.
Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (1Yy3c)

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (NWiLs)

59 54 49 Anagram for Rashida Tlaib: shit rabid al. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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Shit Al Rabid. Sounds more camelish.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (hjaPQ)

Ah, rabid slit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (AURKQ)

60 Take a good, long look at the UK, folks. On our current trajectory, they're decline is no more than 1-generation ahead of ours.
Posted by: DocJ



2 to 2.5 generations ahead. Remember, they lost their best and brightest during WWI.

Then, their kids were lost in WWII.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (mYj3l)

61 The decline of the Royal Navy is one of the great tragedies of our time. They claim they can't afford it anymore, but I bet they could if they stopped paying welfare to people who want to kill them.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (N4xQB)

62 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:10 AM (lD3vL)

Total bullshit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (wYseH)

63 In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
Truer today than it was when it was written over 50-years ago.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (77WPm)

64 Maybe we need to revise that bit about Englishmen never never never being slaves.

Posted by: Someguy at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (EaXQR)

65 Take a good, long look at the UK, folks. On our current trajectory, they're decline is no more than 1-generation ahead of ours.
Posted by: DocJ
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I've read that during a discussion in the '50s about the then-current situation with the Empire, Churchill broke down and wept.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (xSo9G)

66
Duty, Honor, Country - a limerick

The British Royal Navy has some dash
They could handle Iran in a flash
If they only had the nerve
To protect defend and serve
Instead of sodomy, rum and the lash

Posted by: Muldoon at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (m45I2)

67 The British are however capable of BEING invaded. But they asked for that shit, dint they now, hmmmm?

Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (UUkQp)

68 Posted by: pep at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (T6t7i)

Well, unless you live in MN it shouldn't be that much of an issue.He'd be a darn sight better than Ilhan Omar who thinks Americans need to be more fearful of white men than radical Islam.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (+0VWg)

69 Iran is east of Suez. Britain hasn't (really, officially) cared since 1972.

Though they do still have 5 Power Agreement (plus Brunei) in SEA and they did fight in and for Oman along with Iran in the mid 70's.

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:18 AM (5NMZN)

70 Shitty diets/lack of enough food are the culprits.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:05 AM (mYj3l)

There is that too. My mother was a health food lunatic so I didn't get a lot of protein as a kid, and there were...other issues during my peak growth years, so my growth was probably stunted.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (NWiLs)

71 25 Sabaton - Carolus Rex

https://youtu.be/Us2ylGAwBnk

I dare you sonsabitches to not sing along to that chorus.
Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:09 AM (1Yy3c)

I love Sabaton

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (bcbK8)

72 2 to 2.5 generations ahead. Remember, they lost their best and brightest during WWI.



Then, their kids were lost in WWII.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (mYj3l)

Never would have pegged you as an optimist.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (77WPm)

73 Our prog paper's editorial "cartoonist" of 34 years was let go last week, in part I'm sure because of losing subscribers. You'd have to have a heart of stone not to laugh hysterically. Anyhow, prog cartoonist gave the finger to Trump supporters with his last cartoon:

https://tinyurl.com/y39vk8oq
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:11 AM (ptqGC)

Political/editorial cartoonists are the dregs. They are the epitome of modern politics. Try to introduce emotion into the process, along with banalities, cliches, platitudes, and Uncle Sam shedding a tear because someone died. They never actually change anyone's mind, only preach to their side of the choir.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (m79Dg)

74
Ouch, Jane. I'll pray for him. Got a long list these days, it seems.



Posted by: bluebell at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (aXucN)


Thanks, bluebell. He's been working all summer for my husband, and has to be outside and on his feet all day. He goes back to school in about three weeks for one final semester, so he's hoping to avoid surgery. My husband is going to ask a friend of ours who is an orthopedic guy to see him. The VA has vastly improved, but it still has a way to go.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

75 59 54 49 Anagram for Rashida Tlaib: shit rabid al. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
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Shit Al Rabid. Sounds more camelish.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (hjaPQ)

Ah, rabid slit.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (AURKQ)

And we have a winner!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (RD7QR)

76 Never would have pegged you as an optimist.
Posted by: DocJ


Trying to be a realist. We didn't lose near as much during those two wars. We didn't start going to shit until the late 60's.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:20 AM (mYj3l)

77 One of Boris Johnson's new cabinet ministers, Esther McVey, is pretty hot (for a politician at least).

Unfortunately the last Tory MP I found attractive was named Louise Mensch.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 25, 2019 11:21 AM (N4xQB)

78 Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:16 AM (AURKQ)

That is true but Islam trumps all when forced to choose between non Muslim and Muslim. At least IMO.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:21 AM (TTp7P)

79 Well, unless you live in MN it shouldn't be that
much of an issue.He'd be a darn sight better than Ilhan Omar who thinks
Americans need to be more fearful of white men than radical Islam.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke



If our country has reached the point where the choice is between Omar and a guy who apparently just found out that cotton grows in Egypt, we're doomed anyway.

Posted by: pep at July 25, 2019 11:21 AM (T6t7i)

80 Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (m79Dg)

Well, Michael Ramirez may not change anyone's mind but he's amusing and is a very fine draughtsman- which can't be said of many political cartoonists.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (+0VWg)

81 Epstein back in his jail cell. lmao.. suck it you fucking perverted freak.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (kG5hP)

82 Prediction: Birmingham/Manchester will be separate, sovereign Muslim country in 10 years.
Posted by: Sphynx at July 25, 2019 11:07 AM (rXie1)

The muzzie invaders to Western countries have a strong tendency to self-segregate themselves into tight-knot communities, and force non-muzzies out. This will work to their detriment when the shooting war finally comes. Less collateral damage when we break out the heavy-duty shit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (abNpZ)

83 The Brits should just enlist privateers. Quick way to get a bigger navy and half of the booty.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (2LelM)

84 The British Royal Navy has some dash
They could handle Iran in a flash


Hydrogen or plutonium?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:23 AM (mYj3l)

85 England has a navy? Since when?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 25, 2019 11:23 AM (a2xio)

86 83 The Brits should just enlist privateers. Quick way to get a bigger navy and half of the booty.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (2LelM)

Chicks dig pirates, so they'd get all dat booty.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:23 AM (NWiLs)

87 We didn't lose near as much during those two wars. We didn't start going to shit until the late 60's.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:20 AM (mYj3l)
True - and the 70's were, generally speaking, a decade of near-total suck. Then came Reagan, and we bought another generation's worth of time. Not sure we'll get the same bounce from PDJT, though.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:23 AM (77WPm)

88 Ah, rabid slit.
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Thus is minted a new entry in the pantheon of Horde tropes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:24 AM (xSo9G)

89 It isn't either / or, it's both. Or more accurately, one (small Navy) is the natural result of the other.
Posted by: pep


The water is cold.

Posted by: eleven at July 25, 2019 11:24 AM (tH5fk)

90 The Brits should just enlist privateers. Quick way to get a bigger navy and half of the booty.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (2LelM)

Read Steven Pressler's The Profession . I imagine ,like him, that's how conflicts will be fought in the future. And drones. Lots of drones.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:24 AM (TTp7P)

91 The Brits should just enlist privateers. Quick way to get a bigger navy and half of the booty.
Posted by: Puddin Head


Damn sure that for escort duty in the straights of hormuz.

Can you put hard points on a Boston Whaler?
Asking for a friend.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:24 AM (mYj3l)

92 I know she's a Palestinian Islamist, but Talib's whole persona is that of a loudmouth, vulgar, ill tempered Lefty Cow who needs to wear a bra.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:24 AM (NFEMn)

93 A little gunboat diplomacy would go a long way, I think...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (6qErC)

94
Epstein back in his jail cell. lmao.. suck it you fucking perverted freak.
Posted by: jewells45


Did he try the Carradine trick?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (aKsyK)

95 They may take our pints

They may take our smokes

They they will never take our Spotted Dick!!

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (88+cf)

96 Somewhere along the line the Royal Navy turned into a glorified green-water navy, I think. Pity.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (TB7HE)

97 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

Of course I will add him, Jane. I'm sorry he's having these problems.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (+0VWg)

98 The water is cold."

And deep...

*insert joke here*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (6qErC)

99 Paris when it sizzles! Red letter headline from Drudge:

RECORD 108 PARIS!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

100 The muzzie invaders to Western countries have a strong tendency to self-segregate themselves into tight-knot communities, and force non-muzzies out. This will work to their detriment when the shooting war finally comes. Less collateral damage when we break out the heavy-duty shit.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


That, and you know where exactly to concentrate fire.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (mYj3l)

101
I give up on our culture. On FBN, they just did a piece on "social media influencer" pay. Kylie Jenner tops the list. She makes $1.3M per sponsored post.

A company will pay her that much to promote their product.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (f1Vqw)

102 The water is cold."

And deep...

And miles to go before I sleep

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

103 Here in western Arkansas, we have a large Vietnamese community. You can really see the difference in height between the boat people brought here (Fort Chaffee was a resettlement center) and their grandchildren. Moon Pies, Dr. Pepper, pimento spread, and deep fried catfish for the win.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (C1Lsn)

104 Maybe we need to revise that bit about Englishmen never never never being slaves.
Posted by: Someguy at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM (EaXQR)

"We shall not fight on the beaches, we shall not fight on the landing grounds, we shall not fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall not fight in the hills, we will quickly surrender. OK, we will fight over who won Britain's Got Talent."--Winston Churchill's great-great grandxon Archibald.
the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (m79Dg)

105 Can you put hard points on a Boston Whaler?"

Yep. It's been done...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (6qErC)

106 One of history's saddest turning points was the fall of Singapore in 1942. Seems to be the moment that broke Britain.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (N4xQB)

107 1 Behold the chimp!
Posted by: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at July 25, 2019 11:02 AM (FYqfs)

Ecce chimpo!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (NWiLs)

108 Somewhere along the line the Royal Navy turned into a glorified green-water navy, I think. Pity.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (TB7HE)

I'm not so sure.
I think the Brits just lack the will---which is far worse.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (NFEMn)

109 Did he try the Carradine trick?

Article didn't say but I'm betting my next paycheck he did it to himself.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (kG5hP)

110 One of Boris Johnson's new cabinet ministers, Esther McVey, is pretty hot (for a politician at least).


Meh. She's no Hope Hicks.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (88+cf)

111 96 Somewhere along the line the Royal Navy turned into a glorified green-water navy, I think. Pity.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (TB7HE)

Like much of western Europe, you can probably track that "turning" smartly with how much money Uncle Sugar was spending on their behalf. The hollowing of the Royal Navy is precisely when happens with 2-generations of ordering off the kiddie menu when it comes to your own defense.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (77WPm)

112 Somewhere along the line the Royal Navy turned into a glorified green-water navy, I think. Pity.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (TB7HE)

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They are still a blue-water navy just a very tiny one. They don't stand that tall either.

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (5NMZN)

113 That is true but Islam trumps all when forced to choose between non Muslim and Muslim. At least IMO.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation
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I'm pretty much the same way. As a Methodist, when it comes down to deviled eggs vs. three-bean salad, the Presbyterians and their beans are not on my list of allies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

114 A company will pay her that much to promote their product."

We'll make it up in volume!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (6qErC)

115 Is Iran (under advice of Kerry/Jarrett/DeepState) trying to drive a wedge between the US and UK (and Europe, for that matter)?


The US doesn't want war, the UK/NATO depend on US and don't fund their own protection. So action against the UK has them looking to US to save them, while their FiveEyes participated is sabotage of Trump.

but I don't know what grand strategy is in play ... Iran leadership probably getting more desperate, hijacking one ship was (supposedly) payback for the (legal?) action by the Brits in taking that other tanker. But then too, the US is down one $200M drone.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (Cus5s)

116 Am I supposed to testify today?

Posted by: MUELLER at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (MAstk)

117 99 Paris when it sizzles! Red letter headline from Drudge:

RECORD 108 PARIS!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 25, 2019 11:26 AM (+y/Ru)

Fortunately Europe doesn't do AC.

Posted by: Someguy at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (EaXQR)

118 Can you put hard points on a Boston Whaler?"

Yep. It's been done...
Posted by: Anon a mouse



Sweet! Now to acquire a Boston Whaler!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (mYj3l)

119 Is there a Canadian Navy?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (CDGwz)

120 I'm pretty much the same way. As a Methodist, when it comes down to deviled eggs vs. three-bean salad, the Presbyterians and their beans are not on my list of allies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

121
Look at the pic of Boris meeting the Queen in that traditional thing where the PM has to meet her.

He looks like some kid who is being forced to pose with his grandmother, and is worried he might have to kiss her.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (f1Vqw)

122 I'm not so sure.
I think the Brits just lack the will---which is far worse.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (NFEMn)

-------

It's also partly our fault. Article V of the NATO Treaty has made the Euros timid, always looking to us to lead these things. Unless we get involved, they'll just dither endlessly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2019 11:30 AM (5sLaw)

123 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:10 AM (lD3vL)

Total bullshit.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
.........

Couldn't have said it better...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 25, 2019 11:30 AM (so+oy)

124 The RN has spent over 6 billion pounds on a couple of impressive aircraft carriers. Now, as soon as they get some aircraft...

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:30 AM (5NMZN)

125 Is there a Canadian Navy?

Yep, but I really doubt it has the ability to do a trans-Atlantic operation without US help.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:30 AM (TB7HE)

126 Is there a Canadian Navy?

They have a couple of canoes, and some barrels they fished out of Niagara Falls.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 25, 2019 11:30 AM (88+cf)

127 LOL on a Royal Navy board I saw it is all Trump's fault because he "kicked over the hornets nest" LOL get fucked limey

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 11:31 AM (K0yCt)

128 Ah, rabid slit.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:17 AM


It's the genital mutilation that does that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:31 AM (ejd/p)

129 Is there a Canadian Navy?
-----------
Is there Canadian bacon?

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:31 AM (5NMZN)

130 Canadian Tranny Army, reporting for fabulousness!

Posted by: Foot : Rake at July 25, 2019 11:31 AM (4Eo4+)

131 119 Is there a Canadian Navy?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (CDGwz)

12 frigates, 4 subs

They are shit compared to what they used to be.

But hey, better than New Zealand

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (bcbK8)

132 Oh, can I add D'oh Boy to the prayer list? He went to the VA yesterday with a swollen, painful knee and has a torn miniscus. He's been dealing with bad knee and back problems since Afghanistan.
Posted by: Jane D'oh

.................

prayers for D'oh Boy..

I've had two torn meniscus.. one on each knee.. very painful.. but a fairly simple surgery can correct the problem.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (so+oy)

133 120 I'm pretty much the same way. As a Methodist, when it comes down to deviled eggs vs. three-bean salad, the Presbyterians and their beans are not on my list of allies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (NWiLs)


But what everyone wants to know is what the Assemblies of God's go to food is...
this is really important and all......

Posted by: kraken at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (90T4r)

134 Posting again on a Mac at Panera, or on a Panera at Mac. I'm not sure. This has been the worst vacation in my memory. Car in the shop, rental car charges mounting, chased out of my place this am so the carpet guy can finally clean from the water leak of a month ago (and the cats are locked up in the bathroom until I get back home). Plumbers supposedly coming this pm to check on another water leak.

I'd have done better to go to work this week; I really would. Not the definition of a vacation, methinks.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (4c+5M)

135 Did he try the Carradine trick?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (aKsyK)
~~~~~

Probably attempted Arkancide.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (sGotD)

136 130 Canadian Tranny Army, reporting for fabulousness!
---
Oh shit, it's all over but the ball-waxing.

Posted by: Beatoff O'Jerksock at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (hjaPQ)

137

North Korea launched two short-range missiles off the country's east coast early Thursday, South Korean officials said, as Pyongyang ratchets up pressure on Washington amid stalled nuclear talks.

The missiles were fired between 5:34 a.m. and 5:57 a.m. local time from an area near the city of Wonsan, South Korea's military said. One traveled about 270 miles, while the other flew about 430 miles. They both soared to an altitude of roughly 30 miles before landing in the sea between South Korea and Japan.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (aKsyK)

138 Willowed from the last thread, because people were asking:

481 435
I asked earlier why and how he left.... nobody knew, it matters in terms of the returning... flounce vs fade....
Posted by: kraken at July 25, 2019 10:58 AM (zpssj)

After a prolonged disappearance, he showed up on a chess thread and said he broke both femurs in an accident while on the way to a MoMee but was slowly recovering. Total silence since then.

I don't want to believe it, but someone said the whole thing sounds similar to Stuck on Stupid, who was also a great storyteller...
Posted by: rickl at July 25, 2019 11:13 AM (xjiRE)

Posted by: rickl at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (xjiRE)

139 Total bullshit.

Ok, I'll play along. Provide a plausible military scenario.

Where exactly would one stage aircraft? Turkey is defacto out of NATO, Iraq is now allied with Iran, Syria is a Russian client, Pakistan is China's client and China desperately needs oil. Qatar exactly isn't interested in helping US either.

You may have noticed that Iran has shot down a few drones, captured a US Navy boat and crew and have antagonized some of our allies. The US response?
* nothing * (except for the captured navy boat thing where the US paid ransom and grovelled)

I wonder why?

Because the US is a paper tiger. The US can't even pull off sanctions very well now.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (lD3vL)

140 127 LOL on a Royal Navy board I saw it is all Trump's fault because he "kicked over the hornets nest" LOL get fucked limey

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 11:31 AM (K0yCt)

How dare that Bad OrangeMan Who Is Very Bad for not continuing his enlightened predecesor's strategy of dumping pallets of cash on the Islamist lunatics who have delusional visions of a new Persian Empire.

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (77WPm)

141 Did you know they don't sell homes at Home Depot ?

Posted by: Bob Mueller at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (Wthqj)

142 Shouldn't we call Ilhan Omar by her real name: Ilhan Said?

Ray Charles thinks so:

Tell Me What, I. Said

Hey mama, don't treat us wrong
Why do you hate this country all night long?
All right now, hey hey, all right

See the girl with the wedding rings
She knows how to work the bigamy-thing
All right now now now, hey hey, hey hey

Tell Mr. Said, who you call "Pa"
I'm gonna send you back to Somalia
Oh yes, ma'm, you don't do right, don't do right
Aw, play it now, Pa

When you see me in the visa line
Come on, sis, help me get mine
Now yeah, all fraud, all the time, aw play it, bro

When you see a Blackhawk Down
That's when its time to sneak out of town
Now yeah, hey hey, all right

See the girl with the head dress on
She can play the victim all night long
Yeah yeah, what I. Said, all right

Well, tell me what, I. Said
Tell me what, I. Said, right now
Tell me what, I. Sayeed
Tell me what, I. Said, right now
Tell me what, I. Said
Tell me what, I. Said, yeah

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (Ndje9)

143 Did he try the Carradine trick?

Article didn't say but I'm betting my next paycheck he did it to himself.
Posted by: jewells45 at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (kG5hP)


Don't they have cameras in those places?

Posted by: Adriane the Technology is the Answer Critic ... at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (LPnfS)

144 Boris Johnson was born in NYC. So I guess he can run for president in 2024 if things don't work out in the UK.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (NFEMn)

145 Does Rancida kiss her brother with that mouf?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (O8WFE)

146 I'm pretty much the same way. As a Methodist, when it comes down to deviled eggs vs. three-bean salad, the Presbyterians and their beans are not on my list of allies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G

I thought it was more about being on the wrong side of gay marriage.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (TTp7P)

147 PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

That would explain their growth...or perhaps, there is some better reason. You know, Scripture and all of that other stuff that PCUSA finds inconvenient.

But mostly the eggs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (CDGwz)

148 "RECORD 108 PARIS!"

not sure I've ever been around when it hits 68 deg in SE Texas in July. Yesterday's high was 88 with very low humidity and today looks about the same so far.

Posted by: DanMan at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (XTiHL)

149 I've had two torn meniscus.. one on each knee.. very painful.. but a fairly simple surgery can correct the problem.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (so+oy)


I've had a torn ACL and meniscus. The torn ACL was definitely the most lengthy recovery.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (ptqGC)

150 Is there a Canadian Navy?"

Yeah. There's a Tim Horton's sponsorship sticker on some Bassmaster dude...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (6qErC)

151 Bolivia has a navy.

Posted by: eleven at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (tH5fk)

152 Because the US is a paper tiger. The US can't even pull off sanctions very well now.
..

My kind of guy!

Posted by: MCCAIN at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (MAstk)

153 Jonathan Morris is on FBN explaining his decision to leave the priesthood.

Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (cF8AT)

154 Is Boris Johnson trying to copy the Trump hair on purpose?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (TTp7P)

155 144 Boris Johnson was born in NYC. So I guess he can run for president in 2024 if things don't work out in the UK.

He had to renounce his dual citizenship some time ago. Long story.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (O8WFE)

156 116 Am I supposed to testify today?
Posted by: MUELLER at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (MAstk)

...

We'll let you know, Bobby.

Have some milk.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 25, 2019 11:35 AM (yL25O)

157 133 120 I'm pretty much the same way. As a Methodist, when it comes down to deviled eggs vs. three-bean salad, the Presbyterians and their beans are not on my list of allies.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:28 AM (xSo9G)

PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (NWiLs)

But what everyone wants to know is what the Assemblies of God's go to food is...
this is really important and all......
Posted by: kraken at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (90T4r)

I think the Lutheran's 12 Layer Jello has them all beat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 11:35 AM (Kpl3J)

158 144 He renounced his US citizenship after years of IRS harassment.

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 11:35 AM (K0yCt)

159 Allah brought the desert heat to Europe to make us feel at home. Praise Allah!

Posted by: Weather Jihad at July 25, 2019 11:35 AM (4Eo4+)

160 Maybe we need to revise that bit about Englishmen never never never being slaves.

Funny you should say that.

In this month's BBC Music magazine, the cover story is the "Proms," the series of classical concerts that ends up in the famous "Last Night of the Proms" at the Royal Albert Hall, where the festivities are concluded with lusty singalongs of Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

Three conductors who will be participating were asked if RB should still be sung, as it isn't "inclusive," and to a man jack, each one said to drop it.

Sure, we'll sing about not being slaves and a land of hope and glory and building Jerusalem, but that's all we'll fucking do.

Boris Johnson has a lot of work ahead of him.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 25, 2019 11:35 AM (BmxiN)

161
PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.

Posted by: Insomniac


I fed 175 mourners at a funeral reception on Tuesday. Deviled eggs fly off the trays. The church ladies (and I'm one) seem to compete to make the best eggs. My husband would eat a tray full by himself, if he didn't think he'd get caught.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

162 Posted by: kraken at July 25, 2019 11:32 AM (90T4r)

Some of the best food I've seen so far is at the Eastern Orthodox Church-or at least the one I went to on Sunday because of a day off. They have about 40 people in their congregation. They had enough food there for 60-everything from salads and stuffed grape leaves to macaroni and cheese and some chili things and the desserts-oh, my goodness. At the times when they're not doing strict fasting they certainly put on a good meal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (+0VWg)

163 The Persian Gulf is beyond the Royal Navy's purview.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (m45I2)

164 Did he try the Carradine trick?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

~~~~~

Probably attempted Arkancide.
Posted by: IrishEi


If I were a betting man, that's where I'd lay my money.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (mYj3l)

165 Somewhere along the line the Royal Navy turned into a glorified green-water navy, I think. Pity.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 25, 2019 11:25 AM (TB7HE)

-------
They are still a blue-water navy just a very tiny one. They don't stand that tall either.
Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (5NMZN)

Hey! We kicked the Lilliputians' asses the last time we fought.--Royal Navy.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (m79Dg)

Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (cF8AT)

167 First barrel of the day, apparently.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

168 Well this has piqued my interest:

"Army Lets Slip That It's Conducting Secret Operation Around Washington D.C."

That's not a headline from Alex Jones or Hal Turner. it's from a recent article at Bloomberg:

https://tinyurl.com/y4jvhnj8

And this mysterious "emerging classified" operation been going on since last October.





Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (B3Pol)

169
Barrel, MP4. MP4, Barrel.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (veoSD)

170 Is there a Canadian Navy?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (CDGwz)

Yes. But only a tiny fraction of what we had in '45. No carriers, no battleships (but I don't think we ever did have those), and 4 second-hand British submarines.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (abNpZ)

171 147 PCA has pretty good deviled egg game.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------

That would explain their growth...or perhaps, there is some better reason. You know, Scripture and all of that other stuff that PCUSA finds inconvenient.

But mostly the eggs.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (CDGwz)

Is there drinkin' and dancin' ???? ( not during services... though that Would be interesting) ... contemporary music?? Hand waving??

Posted by: kraken at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (90T4r)

172 Yay! Auto close tags FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (mYj3l)

173
Bori, BoJo as some are calling him -- the hair has always been, well, like that. It's a wonder of the world.

I have to admit he's got Trump beat in the scalp weasel dept.

Just put "Boris Johnson hair" in an image search and behold.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (f1Vqw)

174 Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (ptqGC)

Wow; That's a lot of people to prepare food for. God bless you (I guess you're the head honcho on this. and the people who help you.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (+0VWg)

175 Don't they have cameras in those places?
Posted by: Adriane the Technology is the Answer Critic ... at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (LPnfS)
---
Yeah, the story struck me as BS. Said they were interviewing other inmates, etc. They would know if anyone had access to pervy's cell.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (hjaPQ)

176 Ace might be happy - someone from the left (Krystal Ball) calls out MSNBC as the infowars of the left for pushing conspiracy theories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYO7OIYB2c

Posted by: lymond at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (Jvjtu)

177 Jonathan Morris is on FBN explaining his decision to leave the priesthood.
Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM


Who?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (ejd/p)

178 Where exactly would one stage aircraft?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (lD3vL)

If only there was such a thing as a mobile aircraft runway! Or missiles that can fly long distances and strike with amazing accuracy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (wYseH)

179
144 Boris Johnson was born in NYC. So I guess he can run for president in 2024 if things don't work out in the UK.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM (NFEMn)

-------158
144 He renounced his US citizenship after years of IRS harassment.-------Do we worry about such technicalities anymore?
Let's ask a Hawaiian judge...


Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (5NMZN)

180 not sure I've ever been around when it hits 68 deg in SE Texas in July"

65 on the back porch this am...

Which is nicer than the barrel...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (6qErC)

181 136 130 Canadian Tranny Army, reporting for fabulousness!
---
Oh shit, it's all over but the ball-waxing.
Posted by: Beatoff O'Jerksock at July 25, 2019 11:33 AM (hjaPQ)

A whiff of grapes?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (Ct55T)

182 MP4, there's a Mr. Barrel on Line 2....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (ejd/p)

183 Thanks, Fed. It's a lot of work, and unfortunately my team has dwindled down to me and a handful of older ladies.


I'm still tired.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

184 If you watch Mueller after he asks a Republican to repeat a question - he never pays any attention to what the repeated question is - he searches notes turn pages etc.: he heard it the first time and is simply running out the Republican's clock.

Posted by: An Observation at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (PYtQb)

185 144 He renounced his US citizenship after years of IRS harassment.-------
Do we worry about such technicalities anymore?Let's ask a Hawaiian judge...
Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (5NMZN)


(Check's BoJo's political party designation)
DENIED!
- Random Hawaiian Judge #4

Posted by: DocJ at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (77WPm)

186 It's all this talk of eggs.

Brought the wrath of the Barrel Gods.

Posted by: eleven at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (tH5fk)

187 That's not a headline from Alex Jones or Hal Turner. it's from a recent article at Bloomberg:

https://tinyurl.com/y4jvhnj8

And this mysterious "emerging classified" operation been going on since last October.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (B3Pol)

I've heard that it's called the Diogenes mission.

They're looking for an Honest Man.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (Kpl3J)

188 If I were a betting man, that's where I'd lay my money.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (mYj3l)
~~~~~

Me too, seriously.

They've got to take him out. They being the Clintons, of course, and a whole menagerie of others.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (sGotD)

189 You may have noticed that Iran has shot down a few drones, captured a US Navy boat and crew and have antagonized some of our allies.

one of these is not like the others...capturing the boat was an Obama feature, the Iranians are lashing out because of Trump's sanctions. They are paying dearly for the drone deal with more to come.

Posted by: DanMan at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (XTiHL)

190 Fed = Fen

*sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (ptqGC)

191 Just put "Boris Johnson hair" in an image search and behold.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM



Wow. The Golden Scalp Weasel's punk cousin!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 25, 2019 11:40 AM (ejd/p)

192 187 That's not a headline from Alex Jones or Hal Turner. it's from a recent article at Bloomberg:

https://tinyurl.com/y4jvhnj8

And this mysterious "emerging classified" operation been going on since last October.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (B3Pol)

I've heard that it's called the Diogenes mission.

They're looking for an Honest Man.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 11:39 AM (Kpl3J)

I'd rather it was a D-Lamp mission

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 25, 2019 11:40 AM (bcbK8)

193 Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (m79Dg)

Well, Michael Ramirez may not change anyone's mind but he's amusing and is a very fine draughtsman- which can't be said of many political cartoonists.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:22 AM (+0VWg)

I really like Ramirez but the best I've ever seen were Cox & Forkum. The cartoons they did could be laugh out loud funny or heart wrenchingly devastating. Alas, they called it quits years ago.

As an aside it was through their blog I discovered the bicycle seat fetishist at small emerald ovals and from there AoS.

Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (1Yy3c)

194 I'm still tired.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (ptqGC)

No wonder. Maybe we should pray nobody in your church dies for a while so you can get a rest.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (+0VWg)

195
BoJo isn't married, but he's got a girlfriend.

And she's a hottie. Carrie Symonds.

Let our TGE, Boris digs the hot chicks. And can get 'em.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (f1Vqw)

196 Wait till Boris and PDT get together. The hair will be fabulous.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (ptqGC)

197 not sure I've ever been around when it hits 68 deg in SE Texas in July"

65 on the back porch this am...

Which is nicer than the barrel...
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Lucky you. 71 and zero breeze at 5:10am when I left for work.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (mYj3l)

198 177 Jonathan Morris is on FBN explaining his decision to leave the priesthood.
Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM


I always liked him

Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (O2RFr)

199
Yeah, the story struck me as BS. Said they were interviewing other inmates, etc. They would know if anyone had access to pervy's cell.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis


He wasn't in their perv view.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (aKsyK)

200 Posted by: Robert at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (1Yy3c

I have not heard of them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (+0VWg)

201 170 Is there a Canadian Navy?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (CDGwz)

Yes. But only a tiny fraction of what we had in '45. No carriers, no battleships (but I don't think we ever did have those), and 4 second-hand British submarines.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:37 AM (abNpZ)

Well, there's all of those Inuit Kayaks. And the weaponized walruses.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)

202 Barrel, MP4. MP4, Barrel.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 25, 2019 11:36 AM (veoSD)

I read that as MPI, Barrel.

Am I bulding a new AR? Why yes, yes I am.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (gjoyf)

203 195
BoJo isn't married, but he's got a girlfriend.

And she's a hottie. Carrie Symonds.

Let our TGE, Boris digs the hot chicks. And can get 'em.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:41 AM (f1Vqw)

Status. Is aphrodisiac.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (NWiLs)

204 Si I don't have a working T.V. What's his reason for leaving the priesthood?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (+0VWg)

205 Welp. Meeting hell today.

BBL, if and when I can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (bcbK8)

206
BoJo and Trump will have to maintain at least 5' separation at all times. If the hair got tangled, well, it would be a nightmare. And an International Incident.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (f1Vqw)

207 He wasn't in their perv view.
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Now that's a threadwinner right there, I don't care who you are.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (hjaPQ)

208 It's a myth to believe that part of the problem isn't that the British Navy is too small. While indeed the main issue is a civilian leadership who has grossly underfunded their armed forces and taken postures which, demonstrably have invited aggressors to test their boundaries, the Service Chiefs have noted for some time the British military is "no longer fit for purpose". Ergo, the services are way overstretched and these types of incidents are further proof. The ICRG have enough resources to know exactly where the British Navy is, and more importantly, is not. They know precisely how long it will take their vessels to respond, when they will use over the horizon capabilities and when warnings have real teeth.

It's a culmination of these factors that led to this latest series of incidents, which by the way British civilian leadership has responded to weakly and within the IRGC predictions.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (ITfJb)

209 He wasn't in their perv view.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 11:42 AM (aKsyK)
~~~~

Golf clap.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (sGotD)

210 They are paying dearly for the drone deal with more to come.

So you say. What evidence do you have?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (lD3vL)

211 The RN has a total of six destroyers. That's everything. Given refits, and such, she might - maybe - be able to sortie four of them. She has one helicopter carrier, which may or may not be in refit right now, and there is no backup to that. She has 16 frigates, total. if she can sortie 12 it would be impressive. Six SSN's, and voila - that's the whole RN.

Are they aggressive? No. Lots of reasons for that, but one of them is always "can you afford to lose an asset?"

When you only have a total of 22 surface warfare assets, the loss of even one of them is 4% of the fleet.

To get those to Iran would mean "nothing left around the home waters," too.

So you'd better believe that the RN is way too small to engage Iran in an area where land-based aircraft, SSM's, etc. would all have an easy time getting at your assets.

Bill Halsey couldn't do it, if that was his order of battle.

Posted by: RobM1981 at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (lfKoq)

212 And this mysterious "emerging classified" operation been going on since last October.
Posted by: Anonymous 7


I've heard that it's called the Diogenes mission.
They're looking for an Honest Man.
Posted by: Tom Servo


At some point, you have to admit failure and move on.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (mYj3l)

213 206
BoJo and Trump will have to maintain at least 5' separation at all times. If the hair got tangled, well, it would be a nightmare. And an International Incident.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (f1Vqw)

The Hair God Particle would finally be discovered.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (NWiLs)

214
Eh, the Limey Elite (favorite kool-aid flavor)

has painted the entire country into a corner.

The only way out will look like a rather nasty civil war along religious lines.

Religious War in Europe? The devil you say.


It will also be called genocide.

So-o-o-o-o-o-o, I don't see anyone having the guts to survive that PR firestorm even to regain their history, culture, and country in Old Blighty let alone the rest of Europe.

Europe is lost. Poisoned by socialism and murdered by Merkel from a plot launched in Davos.

Neo-Dark Ages - here we come!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (mIQCW)

215 Jonathan Morris is on FBN explaining his decision to leave the priesthood.
Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM

Please don't tell me he's gay.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (NFEMn)

216 Today is National Chili Dog Day.

Be sure to enjoy in moderation.

Posted by: Moron News Alert at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (xGYN/)

217 215 Jonathan Morris is on FBN explaining his decision to leave the priesthood.
Posted by: Tami at July 25, 2019 11:34 AM

Please don't tell me he's gay.

Is so why would he leave?

Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:45 AM (O2RFr)

218 Well, there's all of those Inuit Kayaks. And the weaponized walruses.

------------------
I've always thought the Canadian Rangers deserve a bit more respect.

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:45 AM (5NMZN)

219 I was taking the dog for a walk this morning when I saw a fox in the back lane. Fortunately the fox disappeared before things got sporty.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 25, 2019 11:45 AM (JgA4k)

220 217 For a woman.

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 11:45 AM (K0yCt)

221 The best tactic for dealing with any foreign power is "tit for tat" (look it up on Wiki).

It's a simple strategy: return force with equal force. Not greater. Don't escalate, but the same.

If they return to peace, return to peace.

It's been proven to be a winning strategy. Anytime someone doesn't do this, I worry. They're either weak or in the bag to the enemy.

Posted by: Uma Thurmond's Feet at July 25, 2019 11:46 AM (ezXmH)

222 220 217 For a woman

I meant why would he leave the priesthood if he was gay

Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:46 AM (O2RFr)

223 If only there was such a thing as a mobile aircraft runway! Or missiles that can fly long distances and strike with amazing accuracy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 25, 2019 11:38 AM (wYseH)

The obvious place to stage for a war on Iran is Saudi Arabia. Trump is on good terms with the current king, and the Saudis are already involved in a proxy war with Iran in Yemen. Plus the Sunni Saudis hate the Shiites' guts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:47 AM (abNpZ)

224 Please don't tell me he's gay.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (NFEMn)
~~~~~

Nope. Wants to get married and start a family. Said last month that there was no one right now.

Also fessed up to a brief affair some years ago.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 25, 2019 11:47 AM (sGotD)

225
The populist leaders are like the Nazirites, deriving their power from their hair.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2019 11:47 AM (5sLaw)

226 He wasn't in their perv view.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at

******


Heh! Well-played

Posted by: Muldoon at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (m45I2)

227 Nope. Wants to get married and start a family. Said last month that there was no one right now.

Also fessed up to a brief affair some years ago.

I think that's great

Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

228 Attorney General William Barr orders first federal executions in nearly two decades

Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five inmates convicted of murder and other crimes. The executions have been scheduled for December 2019 and January 2020.

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (QkjLD)

229 He wasn't in their perv view.
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Now that's a threadwinner right there, I don't care who you are.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis
------

I don't get it.

Posted by: Peter Buttrig at July 25, 2019 11:49 AM (xSo9G)

230
Meh. She's no Hope Hicks.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 25, 2019 11:27 AM (88+cf)

Yeah but Hope Hicks is legitimately hot. Doesn't require the "for a politician" qualifier.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 25, 2019 11:49 AM (N4xQB)

231 We are already staging for Iran in Saudi Arabia. That why we are moving back into PSAB.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2019 11:49 AM (ITfJb)

232 : Little Bennie Shapiro

oops... forgot to get rid of my sock from yesterday

Posted by: It's me donna at July 25, 2019 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

233 The RN has a total of six destroyers. That's everything. Given refits, and such, she might - maybe - be able to sortie four of them

Four of the six RN destroyers are "in maintenance", as are six of their thirteen frigates.

Nelson weeps.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 25, 2019 11:50 AM (xGYN/)

234 At some point, you have to admit failure and move on.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (mYj3l)

Get fucked! *hic

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 11:50 AM (m79Dg)

235 "Tit for tat", well yes.

Also, never negotiate with terrorists. It never works and it never will. Annihilate them instead.

Posted by: Floridachick at July 25, 2019 11:50 AM (5Lqpk)

236 Today is National Chili Dog Day.



Be sure to enjoy in moderation.

Posted by: Moron News Alert at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (xGYN/)

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

A little ditty 'bout Jack Diane
Two American kids growing up in the heart land
Jack he's gonna be a football star
Diane debutante in the back seat of Jacky's car
Suckin' on chili dog outside the Tastee Freez
Diane sitting on Jacky's lap
Got his hands between her knees
-- Johnny Cougar/John Cougar/John Cougar Mellencamp/John Mellencamp

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 11:50 AM (5NMZN)

237 Posted by: Little Bennie Shapiro at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (O2RFr)

I assume you meant "It's great he wants to get married and have a family" not that he had an affair some years ago.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 25, 2019 11:50 AM (+0VWg)

238 There are a host of reasons why.

Have you ever been in the Military? The one thing the Military is really good at is destroying a known target; give them a target and it is gone.

It is not necessary to put a single boot on the ground. Destroy their electrical generating capacity and they are suddenly an 1830's military, they can't fly planes or launch missiles or refine Uranium, or even broadcast propaganda. War is over. Over fly and watch for any electrical signals and destroy them to keep them in the 1830's. Low cost maintenance.

Posted by: An Observation at July 25, 2019 11:51 AM (PYtQb)

239 Epstein probably not an "Arkancide" attempt ... they would have made sure it was successful. Sidebar I think, suggested maybe a play for sympathy (better/safer conditions?) done by Epstein himself.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 25, 2019 11:52 AM (Cus5s)

240 Raising boys as defective girls and promoting the absence of offense as your social ethos is not a recipe for national survival.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at July 25, 2019 11:52 AM (koNhm)

241 Have you ever been in the Military? The one thing the Military is really good at is destroying a known target; give them a target and it is gone.

---

*smiles wistfully*

Posted by: SMH at July 25, 2019 11:52 AM (RU4sa)

242 Marcus and Rob with good concise descriptions of the RN's tragic situation. Just add in lack of political will - probably super-charged by the change mass immigration has wrought on the very domestic basis of politics WRT such issues, and voila, no UK credibility in these situations.


America isn't good at sanctions? Current Iran example is a nearly completely unheralded, and in some ways astonishing, success thereof. Iran's a very hard target for sanctions pressure. And sanctions against any but small/isolated targets are mostly for organizing your own coalition, they rarely compel changes in behavior.



Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 11:52 AM (QDnY+)

243 Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five inmates convicted of murder and other crimes. The executions have been scheduled for December 2019 and January 2020.
Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (QkjLD)

Is Nidal Hassan on that list? And if not, why not?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (abNpZ)

244 The Middle East Without Erdogan Could Lead to Prophesied Turkey-Russia Confrontation in End-of-Days
(see Ezekiel 38:15)

Who writes this stuff ? .. Erdogan ?

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (QkjLD)

245 119 Is there a Canadian Navy?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 25, 2019 11:29 AM (CDGwz)

I spent some time on a Canadian frigate during a joint exercise. They make a really good drink called "moose milk." Think Long Island ice tea but in milkshake form.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (N4xQB)

246 My apologies to those 'ettes who have inquired after seeing my new hash, but I am no longer accepting new patients.

Posted by: Dr. Paolo Feelgood at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (xGYN/)

247 The difference between our view and the NeoCon view of force, I think, differs not in our assessment of its necessity, but its best use.

The NeoCon thinks favors invasion, occupation, and nation-building as a way to permanently change our enemies into something else. In my eyes, our only real success was an aberration, Japan was already highly Westernized and more in need of correction than overhaul. It won't happen again.

We favor short, sharp, decisive actions that don't require years of commitment, and trust that the demonstration of vastly superior firepower will do wonders to cultivate a desire for peace where none presently exists.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (J+mig)

248 Oh, it just gets better for America's Sweetheart:



@MattWolking

Ilhan Omar is now claiming the anti-Semitic comments she apologized for are "fictional" and a "myth."

She was never actually sorry.
- - - -
https://tinyurl.com/y4tbzy3n

Her trip to Israel with Tlaib are going to be lit AF!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (bDqIh)

249 BoJo and Trump will have to maintain at least 5' separation at all times. If the hair got tangled, well, it would be a nightmare. And an International Incident.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 25, 2019 11:43 AM (f1Vqw)

The Hair God Particle would finally be discovered.



********

"Don't cross the Brylcreams!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (m45I2)

250 I assume you meant "It's great he wants to get married and have a family" not that he had an affair some years ago.

LOL Yup

Posted by: It's me donna at July 25, 2019 11:55 AM (O2RFr)

251 And while maintaining blog comity is my main principle, the notion that we lack staging points and allies against Iran for military ops is of course silly on its face.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 11:55 AM (QDnY+)

252 "Don't cross the Brylcreams!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (m45I2)

Someone here mentioned Boris looks like he combs his hair with a balloon...sounds about right. Though he did make an attempt to tame it when he met the Queen.

Posted by: IC at July 25, 2019 11:55 AM (a0IVu)

253
The issue isn't the size and reach of the Royal Navy;



Balls are useless if they're not attached to an impressive Man O' War.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 11:56 AM (TAmPV)

254 the Iran minister of some srot, interviewed by an old MSM woman ... said the precondition for meeting was we had to go back to the treaty we had broken. MSM woman didn't bother to correct him ... "not a treaty, you had a deal only with Obama the Shifty, Congress had no interest in approving it as a treaty."

Posted by: illiniwek at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (Cus5s)

255 We favor short, sharp, decisive actions that don't require years of commitment, and trust that the demonstration of vastly superior firepower will do wonders to cultivate a desire for peace where none presently exists.

Absolutely. Kill them all.

Posted by: Floridachick at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (5Lqpk)

256 Re: the life and death of Rutger Hauer...

"Hauer established an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer STARFISH Association."

Oh such an unfortunate moniker for the organization...

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (Wl3sX)

257 Ow, my balls.

Posted by: Rachel Madcow at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (vtcmf)

258 NEW: Attorney General Barr says U.S. will resume capital punishment. He directs executions to be scheduled for five death-row inmates.

Posted by: Ha at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (MAstk)

259 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2019 11:57 AM (arJlL)

260 "Army Lets Slip That It's Conducting Secret Operation Around Washington D.C."

THE TROLLEY CAR IS CASHMERE

EXECUTE

EXECUTE

EXECUTE

ALL PATRIOTS: OPERATION: KENNETH FREQUENCY IS BACK ON REPEAT BACK ON. SWITCH TO SHORTWAVE CHANNEL NELLIE NOW! AIRDROP TO BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING STAT!

I was promised tanks and One-Party Rule forever.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 25, 2019 11:58 AM (Ndje9)

261 Balls are useless if they're not attached to an impressive Man O' War.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 11:56 AM


How did you know my one-ton dually's name?

Posted by: Okie at July 25, 2019 11:58 AM (xGYN/)

262 Those F22's we moved to Saudi Arabia have to be keeping the mullahs up at night.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at July 25, 2019 11:58 AM (hjaPQ)

263 Thanks, bluebell. He's been working all summer for my husband, and has to be outside and on his feet all day. He goes back to school in about three weeks for one final semester, so he's hoping to avoid surgery. My husband is going to ask a friend of ours who is an orthopedic guy to see him. The VA has vastly improved, but it still has a way to go.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 25, 2019 11:19 AM (ptqGC)

VA will cover the outside ortho if he's eligible for Veterans Choice.

Posted by: Worf at July 25, 2019 11:58 AM (TnxsG)

264
Someone here mentioned Boris looks like he combs his hair with a balloon...sounds about right. Though he did make an attempt to tame it when he met the Queen.

Posted by: IC at July 25, 2019 11:55 AM (a0IVu)


I think they just shot it full of tranquilizers

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (TAmPV)

265 243
Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule
the executions of five inmates convicted of murder and other crimes.
The executions have been scheduled for December 2019 and January 2020.

Posted by: SMOD at July 25, 2019 11:48 AM (QkjLD)



Is Nidal Hassan on that list? And if not, why not?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (abNpZ)
That punk kid that was part of the Boston Marathon bombing is missing from the list too.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (N39Ws)

266 The sanctions are actually taking a toll on Iran's economy. It is only the Chinese and to a lesser degree the Russians who keep them alive.

Russia doesn't really ultimately give a shit about the IRGC. They want them out of Syria and will use whatever means they have to force it.

China on the other hand is deliberately buying oil and stockpiling it in facilities that are qualified as "holding facilities" and therefore no technically imports.

Overall I don't think people truly understand how big a threat China is and this situation is no different. That's why I don't care if we ever strike a trade deal. We've been finding our own destruction for years. F them. The sooner we transition away from any dependence on them the better

Posted by: Marcus T at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (ITfJb)

267 SMOD beat me to it.

Posted by: Ha at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (MAstk)

268 We favor short, sharp, decisive actions that don't
require years of commitment, and trust that the demonstration of vastly
superior firepower will do wonders to cultivate a desire for peace where
none presently exists.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (J+mig)


I'm on the side of making the target look like the surface of the moon and quiet enough to where if you listen real hard you can just hear the dust settle. Then put up a united states of earth flag and get the fuck out, like we did on the moon.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (9Om/r)

269
"Hauer established an AIDS awareness organization called the Rutger Hauer STARFISH Association."

He was successful. I am aware there is such a thing as AIDS.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 12:00 PM (aKsyK)

270 Have you ever been in the Military? The one thing the Military is really good at is destroying a known target; give them a target and it is gone.

---

*smiles wistfully*
Posted by: SMH

LOL !

God bless you and yourn, SMH !

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2019 12:00 PM (arJlL)

271 NEW: Attorney General Barr says U.S. will resume capital punishment. He directs executions to be scheduled for five death-row inmates.
Posted by: Ha



If you need pointers....

Posted by: Texas Governor Greg Abbott at July 25, 2019 12:00 PM (mYj3l)

272 I looked at the 5 names on the execution list - and was disgusted to realize that yes, every one of them was even worse than Hassan. All of them are child murderers, among other things. They should never have been allowed to live this long.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:00 PM (Kpl3J)

273 268
We favor short, sharp, decisive actions that don't

require years of commitment, and trust that the demonstration of vastly

superior firepower will do wonders to cultivate a desire for peace where

none presently exists.



Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (J+mig)


I'm
on the side of making the target look like the surface of the moon and
quiet enough to where if you listen real hard you can just hear the dust
settle. Then put up a united states of earth flag and get the fuck out,
like we did on the moon.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (9Om/r)
Got a newletter we can subscribe too?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 25, 2019 12:00 PM (N39Ws)

274 Someone here mentioned Boris looks like he combs his hair with a balloon...sounds about right. Though he did make an attempt to tame it when he met the Queen.

Posted by: IC at July 25, 2019 11:55 AM (a0IVu)


I think they just shot it full of tranquilizers
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 11:59 AM (TAmPV)

Boris looks like he's related to Gary Busey.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (m79Dg)

275 Is Nidal Hassan on that list? And if not, why not?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (abNpZ)


Hassan should be at the Disciplinary Barracks in DOD custody, not DOJ. Up to the Aelrny Secretary to schedule him.

Posted by: Worf at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (TnxsG)

276 Balls are useless if they're not attached to an impressive Man O' War.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 11:56 AM

How did you know my one-ton dually's name?
Posted by: Okie


Do you have the bull balls hanging from the trailer hitch?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (mYj3l)

277 Army

Posted by: Worf at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (TnxsG)

278 Ow, my balls.Posted by: Rachel Madcow

I know, right?

Posted by: Megan Rappinho at July 25, 2019 12:03 PM (vtcmf)

279 Salvation

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 12:03 PM (5NMZN)

280 241 Have you ever been in the Military? The one thing the Military is really good at is destroying a known target; give them a target and it is gone.

---

*smiles wistfully*
Posted by: SMH at July 25, 2019 11:52 AM (RU4sa)

This is why our 'ettes are awesome.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 25, 2019 12:04 PM (RD7QR)

281 Shh...the password is..."ballwaxer."

Posted by: Allen Luden at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (hjaPQ)

282 This is why our 'ettes are awesome.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to

Yep

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (arJlL)

283 275
Is Nidal Hassan on that list? And if not, why not?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 11:53 AM (abNpZ)





Hassan should be at the Disciplinary Barracks in DOD custody, not DOJ. Up to the Aelrny Secretary to schedule him.

Posted by: Worf at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (TnxsG)
Feel free to send him to the old Navy prison in Portsmouth, NH for the winter months. I hear it is great there that time of year.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (N39Ws)

284 I agree that Hassan and the Boston bomber should get head of the line death row seating. Surely, Hassan has run out of appeals, and the bomber has to be close. IIRC there's a mandatory three appeals on fed death penalty cases.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (C1Lsn)

285 Britain was barely able to carry out the Falklands 30+ years ago, under Thatcher. If they had been fighting half decent generals -- no knock on the individual Argentine soldier, who fought well -- they would have had their clock cleaned. Especially as the Argies had Exocet anti-ship missiles. Now, have Britain even a patrol boat? A few nuke subs tied up in an estuary won't do much good. The USA will end up bailing them out. (Indeed, without our help, the Falklands would not have been possible even back then ...)

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (3JbJY)

286 247
The NeoCon thinks favors invasion, occupation, and nation-building as a way to permanently change our enemies into something else. In my eyes, our only real success was an aberration, Japan was already highly Westernized and more in need of correction than overhaul. It won't happen again.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 25, 2019 11:54 AM (J+mig)


Also, we pounded Japan to rubble beforehand, so they knew they were well and truly beaten. We haven't done that anywhere since.

In order to build a new nation, you must first destroy the existing one. The Gramscian Communists seem to understand that.

Posted by: rickl at July 25, 2019 12:06 PM (xjiRE)

287 Sidebar story about In & Out Burgers?

They may be good in California, but in Texas they blow chunks. Sorry.

Give me a SmashBurger or a Freddie's or a Steak-n-Shake burger any day.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:06 PM (mYj3l)

288 Boris looks like he's related to Gary Busey.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM (m79Dg)

the best part is that he acts like Gary Busey, too.

it's been noted that his girlfriend is hot - but being Boris, the event that almost screwed up his chance to be PM, was that one night a couple weeks ago, after it began to look clear that Boris was going to be the next PM, Boris and his GF set in for a night of drinking and police had to be called to their flat because they decided to knock each other around for a couple hours and tear up the place.

Well, now they've sobered up and say that's all behind them now, and they're putting on a good face for the public. But Trump has a hell of a lot more self control than Boris has ever had.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:06 PM (Kpl3J)

289 Cato your description of Japan is ridiculous, and every element of your claimed approach is make-believe. And using the dumb "neo con" label - which only applied to a small group of lefty intellectuals and didn't revolve around debates over use of force, is pointless. Kind of surprised to see CBD use the term.


Every situation is different. Fantasizing about "short, sharp" actions that won't achieve your purpose or protect your interests is, sadly, what seems to pass for "strategy" in place of dealing with challenges realistically. There might be cases where that approach makes sense, it all depends. Generalizing about use of force immediately leads to silliness, as scenarios vary too much.


All a question of furthering or protecting interests. How to do so, whether any interests even are at stake.


But would be nice to see, even once, those fantasizing about imposing your will with punitive strikes alone call for an appropriate military posture. Which would be a fraction of what we now have.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 12:07 PM (QDnY+)

290 I had a question, and I'm not following the thread, so I am probably way off the current topic.

Here is my question. If someone directly calls me a racist, about the worst thing you can call someone in our society, am I able, legally, to punch them under current interpretations of the fighting words doctrine.

In a way, I think if you really wanted to protect your reputation, this is the best move. Help me out.

Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:08 PM (JkygK)

291 tit-for-tat? I hate tats on a tit

Posted by: cervix bruiser at July 25, 2019 12:09 PM (B+t5k)

292 274 Someone here mentioned Boris looks like he combs his hair with a balloon...sounds about right. Though he did make an attempt to tame it when he met the Queen.

Boris has been caught messing up his hair when he thinks it's too neat.

I will say that his cabinet massacre runs counter to the disorganized and diffident image that his detractors try to present, he thoroughly cleaned house, when Jeremy Hunt demanded his sloppy seconds Boris threw him out and got rid of most of Hunt's supporters in the ministries for good measure.

It's not an all-Brexit cabinet but the Remainers aren't in much of a position to dictate Brexit policy.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 12:09 PM (8erNz)

293 I agree that Hassan and the Boston bomber should get head of the line death row seating. Surely, Hassan has run out of appeals, and the bomber has to be close. IIRC there's a mandatory three appeals on fed death penalty cases.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 25, 2019 12:05 PM (C1Lsn)

Oh, come on! They're Muslim! You can't execute Muslims! It's in the Constitution!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:09 PM (m79Dg)

294 As far as I am concerned the enemy self-identified at the Munich Olympics.

Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 12:09 PM (UUkQp)

295 Now this is a hot take:

@NicolleDWallace

This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
- - - -

It's OUR fault, you guys!

Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 12:10 PM (bDqIh)

296 291 tit-for-tat? I hate tats on a tit

Chest tats are bad enough on guys, on women they're gross.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 12:10 PM (8erNz)

297 Is the dirty cop inmate that the Clinton Crime Family hired to take out Epstein still alive?

Posted by: Buffer the Vamp at July 25, 2019 12:10 PM (4Eo4+)

298

Fat Man and Little Boy were short sharp actions.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 25, 2019 12:11 PM (aKsyK)

299 294 As far as I am concerned the enemy self-identified at the Munich Olympics.
Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 12:09 PM (UUkQp)

=====

The difference there is the Mossad does not fuck around. We, the USA, on the other hand, embrace the enemy with open arms ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 25, 2019 12:11 PM (3JbJY)

300 @NicolleDWallace

This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]


Nicolle Wallace is, like Laurence Tribe, a contrarian indicator.

What makes her angry makes me snoopy-dance.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 12:11 PM (8erNz)

301
This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
- - - -

It's OUR fault, you guys!
Posted by: Lizzy



Why thank you.

Posted by: eleven at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (tH5fk)

302 It's OUR fault, you guys!
Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 12:10 PM (bDqIh)

You sound like my mother. And wife.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (m79Dg)

303 I mean...why, thank you.

Posted by: eleven at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (tH5fk)

304 Britain at present lacks both the tools and the will necessary to do the job in the gulf. Like most of the west, they have been relying on the U.S. military to protect them as they have vastly expanded domestic social spending.

Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (gmo/4)

305 @NicolleDWallace

This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
- - - -

It's OUR fault, you guys!
Posted by: Lizzy


LOLGFY Nicolle.
I'll try harder next time. Swearsies.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (mYj3l)

306 I just want to see Boris and Trump together at the WH, open air appearance, on a windy day. A glorious scene.


Boris's brother, also a cabinet minister, could truly be his double, if they wanted one for Monty-type security reasons. They'd just have to affix a large wig, of course [his hair is short, and normal].

Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (QDnY+)

307 Well, now they've sobered up and say that's all behind them now, and they're putting on a good face for the public. But Trump has a hell of a lot more self control than Boris has ever had.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:06 PM (Kpl3J)

Status. And bad boy. Is aphrodisiac.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 25, 2019 12:13 PM (NWiLs)

308 304 Britain at present lacks both the tools and the will necessary to do the job in the gulf. Like most of the west, they have been relying on the U.S. military to protect them as they have vastly expanded domestic social spending.
Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (gmo/4)

=====

Bingo. Basically, the USA is underwriting EU social spending ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 25, 2019 12:13 PM (3JbJY)

309 298

Fat Man and Little Boy were short sharp actions.


Well, not really. They were the result of years of hard work by a bunch of people who didn't really want to be military, overseen by a taskmaster who had the deepest pockets the country had ever given any one man and the authority to do just about anything he wanted with it.

The first nukes were an iceberg: blowing up a couple cities was just the tip.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 12:13 PM (8erNz)

310 Phrasing, Anonymous White Male.

Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 12:13 PM (UUkQp)

311 Fat Man and Little Boy were short sharp actions.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.



And it we had hit downtown Tokyo and the Palace, we'd have gotten our point across much sooner.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:14 PM (mYj3l)

312
Jonah has a new "pinned" tweet, LOL. Suicide watch for this guy:

https://tinyurl.com/y3nan3o3

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 25, 2019 12:14 PM (5sLaw)

313 Yesterday and today were like mini versions of election night 2016

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 12:14 PM (K0yCt)

314 Fat Man and Little Boy
Jerry Nadler and Robert Reich

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 12:15 PM (K0yCt)

315 305 @NicolleDWallace

This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
- - - -

It's OUR fault, you guys!
Posted by: Lizzy


LOLGFY Nicolle.
I'll try harder next time. Swearsies.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (mYj3l)

You can just see her shaking the turkey leg in her hand at us as she screams "You have FAILED ME! (nom nom nom)!"

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (RD7QR)

316
@NicolleDWallace
This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did.


I assume she means because the population didn't rise up and join them in Psychosis.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (TAmPV)

317
Fat Man and Little Boy

Jerry Nadler and Robert Reich

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 12:15 PM (K0yCt)

Ha!

Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (gmo/4)

318 Here is my question. If someone directly calls me a racist, about the worst thing you can call someone in our society, am I able, legally, to punch them under current interpretations of the fighting words doctrine.

In a way, I think if you really wanted to protect your reputation, this is the best move. Help me out.
Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:08 PM (JkygK)

You are not allowed to use physical force to respond to an insult - that's battery. You will be charged, and your only hope will be a sympathetic jury. You will also be sued if you have any money or own any property. So don't do it.

You also misunderstand the "fighting words" doctrine. It does not hold that a fight is justified by them, instead it holds that the police can arrest someone for Breach of the Peace if they are saying "fighting words". It is an exception to First Amendment Freedom of Speech rights.

now 100 years ago, men could fight over things like this, and the culture of the day said such things should be overlooked, and police generally would ignore them. We no longer live in that culture, we live in a highly litigious culture, and you can expect to be haled into court for any violent act you are involved in.

(and yes, "haled" not "hauled")

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (Kpl3J)

319 It sounds hard to believe, but Canada had the fourth largest navy in the world during the Second World War. They did pretty well at Juno Beach, too. Now they are a relatively united and prosperous country... not much military might, but in an era of cheap drones and global culture, do they need might?

Canada plus the Northeast and Northwest United States could easily be its own country. In the hands of a visionary, Canada might make the difference in the impending American battle.

Posted by: trev006 at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (o5jh5)

320 (and yes, "haled" not "hauled")

Will they keelhale ya ?

Posted by: JT at July 25, 2019 12:18 PM (arJlL)

321 Canada plus the Northeast and Northwest United States could easily be its own country. In the hands of a visionary, Canada might make the difference in the impending American battle.
Posted by: trev006 at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (o5jh5)

=====

Uh ... Canada is its own country.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 25, 2019 12:18 PM (3JbJY)

322 319
We will keep Canada around to have a place to send the surviving commies after we deal with them.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 25, 2019 12:19 PM (AfOD4)

323 Nicole Wallace is why I still believe that McCain threw the election to get Obama in the WH. The masks have dropped indeed.

Posted by: Cheri at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (oiNtH)

324 Canada plus the Northeast and Northwest United States could easily be its own country. In the hands of a visionary, Canada might make the difference in the impending American battle.
Posted by: trev006 at July 25, 2019 12:16 PM (o5jh5)

You mean a visionary, like.....Justin Trudeau?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (m79Dg)

325 I forgot to add - in a dumbed down society, in which we now live, the best response to "you a RAYCISS!!!" is:

"No, YOU a RAYCISS!!!" followed by
"No YOU a RAYCISS!!!"
"No YOU a RAYCISS!!!"
"No YOU a RAYCISS!!!"
"No YOU a RAYCISS!!!"

that'll fully tax the intellectual capacity of anyone making the claim.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (Kpl3J)

326 OK, I prefer this one:


@NolteNC

"A guilty man was forced to take the witness stand, a Dirty Cop was cross examined, cornered, trapped, exposed, stripped of his media mythology shield, and and found to be Dirty . . . And it was glorious."

http://bit.ly/2K35UgP

Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (bDqIh)

327 trevOO6, glad you noted Canada's very impressive [and now virtually unknown] military history in WWII. A great legacy, pretty much ignored now.



Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (QDnY+)

328 323 Send the lefties way up north and watch them beg for global warming....

Posted by: steevy at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (K0yCt)

329 16>>>

Nope. You want to be part of dar al-Islam? Move to dar al-Islam.

Stop trying to bring it to dar al-Harb.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (CTU7q)

330 @NicolleDWallace

This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
========

It's amazing how often the country fails Democrats/leftists. We failed Barry countless times.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (vg8iE)

331 Well, now they've sobered up and say that's all behind them now, and they're putting on a good face for the public. But Trump has a hell of a lot more self control than Boris has ever had.

I've read that that's actually worked in his favor. The media tried to paint him as a rich out-of-touch conservative Nazi racist blah blah and the readily available photos and video of him out partying allowed people to see clearly that the media's lying.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

332 I've read that that's actually worked in his favor.
The media tried to paint him as a rich out-of-touch conservative Nazi
racist blah blah and the readily available photos and video of him out
partying allowed people to see clearly that the media's lying.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

-------------------Because there was never a Nazi party.

Posted by: G at July 25, 2019 12:23 PM (5NMZN)

333 >>Nicole Wallace is why I still believe that McCain threw the election to get Obama in the WH. The masks have dropped indeed.



Her and Steve Schmidt.
The zeal with which they both went after Palin was amazing.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 12:23 PM (bDqIh)

334 "You also misunderstand the "fighting words" doctrine."

I knew I'd regret admitting ignorance. Never do that either.

However, thanks for helping me.

Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:23 PM (JkygK)

335 Nicole Wallace is my kind of conservative. Is she married? If so, I wonder if her husband will bang my wife?

Posted by: Buffer the Vamp at July 25, 2019 12:23 PM (4Eo4+)

336 Nicole Wallace is my kind of conservative. Is she married? If so, I wonder if her husband will bang my wife?

Posted by: Jonah Goldcuck at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (4Eo4+)

337 Tom, I don't know what to do, except not wear the hat.

Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (JkygK)

338 Nood Mueller, wut, wait, um...

Posted by: zeera Gimme some 12 bar blues with a B3 please at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (T9rmq)

339 330 @NicolleDWallace
This. Every bleeping word of this: Mueller didn't fail. The country did. [link to WashPost op-ed]
========
It's amazing how often the country fails Democrats/leftists. We failed Barry countless times.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 25, 2019 12:21 PM (vg8iE)

the best part is that this is going to be the Dem's 2020 campaign slogan: "DON'T FAIL US AGAIN YOU MISERABLE CRETINS!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (Kpl3J)

340 Now what will DOJ/WH do with the 2 court rulings on asylum rules?


No optimism. This situation is custom-made for the right moves [repudiation, reaffirmation of inherent and express delegated authority, and valid trash talk about Roberts allowing the court system to disintegrate] - all in service of a vital policy move with yuuuge practical impact.


Thus, we'll get mewling DOJ appeals and continued shredding of Trump's oath.


Posted by: rhomboid at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (QDnY+)

341 308 304 Britain at present lacks both the tools and the will necessary to do the job in the gulf. Like most of the west, they have been relying on the U.S. military to protect them as they have vastly expanded domestic social spending.
Posted by: Archer at July 25, 2019 12:12 PM (gmo/4)


They have the tools, if only just. Their latest class of big frigates don't like warm Persian Gulf water for cooling their shit.

But let's face facts: the Brits were exhausted by WWII, Churchill embraced the law of temporal existence in his coalition government that gave Attlee free rein to bring in the welfare state and NHS after the war.

They were already paring well back by the time of Suez, and Dulles' foolish embrace of Nasser put paid to any real interest the Brits may have had in maintaining a global force.

The Brits gave up their own missile programs in exchange for JFK giving them Polaris, which given the stumbling nature of the UK arms industry and its ministerial customers at that time probably was the right choice. The MoD by this time was well into dismantling and consolidating the British arms industry, and within a few years would be refusing to do any national development, it was either buy American or go cap-in-hand to Froggie and beg them to work with them, trying to buy their way into the EEC/EU/whatever the fcuk it was then.

Thatcher was all about austerity, her government was squeezing the British forces until the pips squeaked. Had the Argies waited one more year the UK would not have had a navy capable of getting anything bigger than a popgun to the Falklands, the stuff that was scrubbed off and put back into service and sent off to the South Atlantic would have been sitting in a breaker's yard with the machinery pulled out and sold off.

It hasn't gotten vastly better since then: the quality of Brit hardware is very, very good but the quantity is, uh, problematic. And you can't send a ship to sea if you can't crew it, and UK demographics and economic conditions are such that recruitment is not easy.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (8erNz)

342 Do you have the bull balls hanging from the trailer hitch?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 25, 2019 12:02 PM


Doesn't everyone?

Posted by: Okie at July 25, 2019 12:25 PM (xGYN/)

343 You mean a visionary, like.....Justin Trudeau?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (m79Dg)



Thank you, rhomboid. I honestly think that, despite the near monopoly of the Canadian establishment and the national rivalry with America, Canada still has potential. Not just for the history mentioned, but for recent politics. Rob Ford was Trump before Trump was cool- and that was in Toronto! The heart of the beast! Now his brother is a Premier.

Yes, I know Canada is (allegedly) its own country, but I meant a nation made out of Canada and New England would be considerably more stable culturally than one which tried to unite the Northern and Southern states. Ignore the potential at your peril, because the coming decades will be packed with change.

Posted by: trev006 at July 25, 2019 12:25 PM (o5jh5)

344 https://nyti.ms/2Os737k
*******
Mueller's Labored Performance Was a Departure From His Once-Fabled Stamina --The New York Times
*******
NYT tries to deflect from Andrew Weissman running the whole Fing show to Mueller Pissboy Zebley running it. Geee Wonder why Wally?

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 25, 2019 12:26 PM (BqBId)

345 I polished off the handle so carefully
That now I am the ruler of the Queens navy

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 25, 2019 12:27 PM (Mwhx2)

346 337 Tom, I don't know what to do, except not wear the hat.
Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:24 PM (JkygK)

If it's work related, then you need to be cautious and not jeopardize your job. If it's just in the public, not work related, then give back what you get, tit for tat. Find a couple of muscled up friends to go out with if you feel physically intimidated by someone. Anyone who says you're racist, tell them they're the real racists because they love murdering black babies and sucking dicks. Seriously, say that. They deserve it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 25, 2019 12:27 PM (Kpl3J)

347 @NolteNC

"A guilty man was forced to take the witness stand, a Dirty Cop was cross examined, cornered, trapped, exposed, stripped of his media mythology shield, and and found to be Dirty . . . And it was glorious."

http://bit.ly/2K35UgP
Posted by: Lizzy at July 25, 2019 12:20 PM (bDqIh)

Nolte outdid himself on that one. No one has come close to nailing it like he did.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 25, 2019 12:28 PM (H8QX8)

348 For a country almost starved to submission twice last century, the United Kingdom has been foolish on the size and capabilities of the Royal Navy for decades. There are many who have been in and out of Whitehall and the Admiralty who should be shot for this.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2019 12:29 PM (9oqdi)

349 Today is National Chili Dog Day.



Be sure to enjoy in moderation.

Posted by: Moron News Alert at July 25, 2019 11:44 AM (xGYN/)

With shredded carrots? Mmmmmm. Yummy!!

Posted by: Guy who puts shredded carrots in chile sauce at July 25, 2019 12:30 PM (9YBqo)

350 imo the real war for liberty is all PsyOp ... and since 2000 or so, digital spying ... and in the last several years, manipulation of individuals via Google analytics and shadow bans, misdirection in searches, etc.


The commies infiltrated and marched through our institutions, winning the domestic cold war while (kinda?) losing the cold war in the USSR break up. But with globalism and unlimited paper currencies ... the oligarchs clearly gained dominance in the West, with lawfare and forced open borders and ???


A strong military can still be effective in forcing the issue as needed, and at times some raids ... but as with F-22s deployed to Saudi Arabia, their mere presence is a negotiating tool, and influences even internal politics of Iran and ??? ... whatever. And much of the intrigue is in the shadows ... for US we hope, or for the globalists as well, maybe.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 25, 2019 12:30 PM (Cus5s)

351 Here is my question. If someone directly calls me a racist, about the worst thing you can call someone in our society, am I able, legally, to punch them under current interpretations of the fighting words doctrine.

In a way, I think if you really wanted to protect your reputation, this is the best move. Help me out.
Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:08 PM (JkygK)


Record on cell phone & sue for defamation and emotional distress.

Warning: Not a lawyer !!!!
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Technology is the Answer Critic ... at July 25, 2019 12:30 PM (LPnfS)

352 Thank you again, Tom. Have a good day.

Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:31 PM (JkygK)

353 Thank you again, Tom. Have a good day.
Posted by: David Prince at July 25, 2019 12:31 PM (JkygK)

You are in Texas, aren't you? Browbeat the other guy into throwing the first punch, then shoot him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 25, 2019 12:39 PM (abNpZ)

354 Hikaru @ 329- Preach it all!

Posted by: Eromero at July 25, 2019 12:40 PM (UUkQp)

355 Thatcher came to Number 10 in 1979.

HMS Invincible finally commissioned in 1980 after having a typically protracted development cycle surviving multiple governments. Not just bad economics.

The heart of the Fleet Air Arm, the Sea Harrier, survived a similar problem.

Operation Corporate did not occur until 1982.

And now there are no Harriers in service and pi[Invincible was scrapped by a Turkish yard. So they pine for the QE II class and hope the JSF will actually work as advertised.

Britain fails to learn anything.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 25, 2019 12:41 PM (9oqdi)

356 Is there a Canadian Navy?
LOL Didn't they get in a pissing match with the Spanish Fishing Fleet over territorial waters. Strong words were exchanged. If I recall correctly.

Posted by: Paladin at July 25, 2019 12:59 PM (CE4w9)

357 And now there are no Harriers in service and pi[Invincible was scrapped by a Turkish yard. So they pine for the QE II class and hope the JSF will actually work as advertised.

Britain fails to learn anything.


The Invincible 'through-deck cruisers' were a limited design, arguably less capable from an air-component perspective than the Hermes and the rest of the flattops the Brits had been scrapping, though certainly more modern in their systems. The Harrier was a useful piece of hardware but they still didn't have anything like a decent fleet AEW capability in 1982. IIRC they were scrounging RAF Harriers to put to sea to get the job done.

Also IIRC the Brits were laying up or selling off the other Invincibles they'd ordered almost before they were commissioned.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 02:08 PM (8erNz)

358 356 Is there a Canadian Navy?
LOL Didn't they get in a pissing match with the Spanish Fishing Fleet over territorial waters. Strong words were exchanged. If I recall correctly.


In 1945 the hosers had, what, the third or fourth largest navy in the world? Okay, a lot of it was funded by the US and built to Brit designs but they crewed it and ran it and it sunk a whole lot of OOOOO-boats.

Posted by: JEM at July 25, 2019 02:12 PM (8erNz)

359 You are so desperate to get Britain to fight a war on behalf of Israel.

Posted by: blighty at July 25, 2019 06:18 PM (rC7qq)

360 In the navy in the navvy in the newbie in the cabin boy in the straits of Gibraltar but never in the Whore-Moose

Posted by: saf at July 25, 2019 06:57 PM (5IHGB)

361 As to UK and Iran we have to take into account their population of Middle eastern immigrants.The question is, Does UK want insider terrorist attacks or cheap oil?The HMS Montrose had Harpoons but did not use them, it had Torpedoes but none were fired.All they did was warn the kidnapped crew they had the freedom of navigation in the area.It is the Governments fault.

Posted by: obsidian at July 26, 2019 11:28 AM (7+yqP)

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