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  • October 10, 2017 at 12:12 am
    Subotai Bahadur

    If #theResistance is not constrained by law or electoral results and can define “legitimacy” by the application of deadly force on American citizens, those citizens have the right and duty to restore legitimacy by the same means used on them if the law proves inadequate. So long as we are operating under the same set of rules. Also, #theResistance is not allowed to call “kingsX”, demand a “safe space”, or take back what they say and do. Some lines cannot be re-crossed going the other way.

    • October 10, 2017 at 12:25 am
      JSStryker

      Very well said!

    • October 10, 2017 at 11:29 am
      GruntGI

      They are not “the Resistance” they are a bunch of spoiled children who can’t accept that they lost by running the worst candidate EVER.

      Hillary was condescending, overconfident, and had no message other that “I’m with HER!” WTF does that even mean?

      Apparently nothing

      • October 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

        You forgot evil, murderous, criminal, traitorous, thieving, hateful, and ass-ugly.

  • October 10, 2017 at 12:44 am
    WayneM

    I’m a single malt kinda guy myself but the occasional bourbon isn’t all bad…

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:24 am
      GruntGI

      I am also a fan of single malt (Bushmill’s to be exact) although I have tried to branch out to bourbon.

      Ok, if no one else will, I will say it….damn, Zed needs a haircut, he’s looking like a damn hippie. πŸ™‚

      If anyone has watched Sam Elliot (purveyor of squees by women) in his new show on Netflix…(he is surprisingly good at comedy), the short haircut makes the awesome ‘stache even more awesome.

      So, Sam needs to get out the shears, put on a tanktop with no bra and entice her main into some grooming…..just a thought.

      • October 10, 2017 at 10:09 am

        “…put on a tanktop with no bra and entice her main into some grooming…”

        Not sure who would end up “grooming” who in that scenario. πŸ™‚

      • October 10, 2017 at 10:44 am
        GruntGI

        Well……..that would be an interesting scenario, yes?

      • October 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm
        WayneM

        A very interesting scenario… and I was wondering about Zed’s recent propensity to go shaggy too…

      • October 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm

        But Sam is/was Wade, not Zed.

        Zed is still of an age where that shaggy shit works pretty well for him, unlike sadsacks my age who grow those stringy ponytails to compensate for frontal baldness and look so ridiculous. I might do the Zed thing if the years and the carpet were more cooperative…let us not forget that unshorn locks do not have their historical roots (heh) in the hippie era.

        But now? Nah, I’m ugly enough as it is. πŸ™

      • October 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm
        cfm56dash7

        When I think of single malt, I immediately think scotch. But technically, that moniker could apply to any single sourced spirit. Bushmill’s is an Irish whisky. Is it also a single malt? I don’t have any at home, or I’d look for myself.

        As for me: Laphroaig > other Islay single malt scotches > non-Islay single malt scotches > other scotches > Irish whiskys > Canadian rye whiskeys > other brown liquids. Mind you, this doesn’t rule out a great G&T when the temps are up.

      • October 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm
        GruntGI

        Bushmills is an Irish Whisky, single malt. Being somewhat of a cheap shit πŸ™‚ I have to balance my desire to drink good whisky with my willingness to pay for it. Bushmills is a nice balance for me.

        JTC, yea, I’m with you…these days the only hair I can grow is the freakin’ reverse Mohawk…NO damn pony tail or man bun for me. Yea, Zed can still pull it off, but damn, don’t you think he’d be willing to play Samson and Delilah with Sam?

        Hell, if I had hair, I would. πŸ™‚

  • October 10, 2017 at 12:59 am
    Swansonic

    OT – I was surprised to hear the ACLU mouthpiece say in their presser that expanding the “religious exemption would be forcing the employee to pay for their employer’s beliefs.”

    Besides being stupidly twisted logic do they REALLY want to start the discussion / argument about who is paying for whose beliefs (taxpayer-funded Ocare subsidies, etc)?

    I hope they continue to bring that argument up…..

    • October 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm
      GruntGI

      Of course the morons don’t realize that employment is a free association. You don’t have to work for that company. These idiots that go to work for religious organizations like Christian schools and then are surprised that they live what they preach are amazing.

      OR, they are just provocateurs trying to pick a fight and force the religious group to choose between their beliefs and the power of the secular humanist gubmint.

    • October 11, 2017 at 8:54 am
      Doggo

      Don’t forget the Global Warming Believers. We’ve been paying for their cap & bull schemes for too long.

  • October 10, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I’m really, REALLY looking forward to Redvolution1776. Oh yes. Already in my bookmarks.

  • October 10, 2017 at 3:55 am
    Bill G

    Putting something unpalatable in good whiskey is just a waste of good whiskey.

  • October 10, 2017 at 5:55 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Steeped in bourbon……
    What a way to be buried. Expensive, but a hell of a lot better than formaldehyde.

    • October 10, 2017 at 6:21 am
      Paladin

      I believe John Paul Jones was “steeped in bourbon”. They found his casket in a bombed out building … in France, WWI. They figured he was somebody important, and identified him from a bust of him at Monticello. He is now below the chapel at the Naval Academy in a Crypt. With a Marine standing guard 24/7/365.

      • October 10, 2017 at 8:47 am
        The 300

        I think that was Lord Nelson, in a barrel of cognac, after Trafalgar, to get him home.

      • October 10, 2017 at 8:56 am
        Arkelk

        John Paul Jones’s casket was filled with alcohol, but I don’t the think drinking kind. I haven’t seen the Marine guard–maybe in earlier days, or maybe only during open hours for the crypt.

      • October 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm
        Deplorable B Woodman

        (sounds like something out of Clue)

  • October 10, 2017 at 6:23 am
    Paladin

    As far as the Antifa/Resistance … the Rubicon has been crossed.

  • October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am
    Paladin

    Wait … Nope, I think it was Cognac.

  • October 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
    David A Esch

    Can it be rum? I am an old pirate, and I like rum.

    • October 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm
      gruundehn

      Edward Vernon, English Naval Officer, was called “Old Grog” for his grogram coats. When he died overseas, he was placed in a barrel of rum to preserve his body. Rum in the Royal Navy has been called Grog ever since.

  • October 10, 2017 at 7:46 am
    Pamela

    Speaking of Bourbon, my Jim Beam vanilla is ready.

    Bourbon like? French Aristocracy?
    Will there be a lot of eating with hands and copulating with face?

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:26 am
      GruntGI

      My wife makes vanilla in vodka…that is some good shit…way way better than any store bought stuff.

      Never thought about Jim Beam vanilla…hmmmmmm

      • October 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm
        Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

        Was cleaning up the house after the recent hurricane flooding in Houston and ran across a partial bottle of Barenjager somebody left
        in some long forgotten party, never had it but dayum!, basically honey laced vodka, took about 9 liquor stores til I found one that sold this particular nectar of the Gods , good good stuff.

      • October 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm
        HCG

        If you are going to try a Jim Beam variant, I suggest Jim Beam Rye. It is far better than regular Jim Beam.

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:39 am
      Chris Muir

      someone got it.the Bourbons.

      • October 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm
        Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

        First thing I thought of was the toothpics from last year.

      • October 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm
        Pamela

        Interesting read.
        After all Paris was worth a Mass

        http://history-world.org/bourbons

      • October 10, 2017 at 7:26 pm
        Merle

        OOPPSS – link is broken! πŸ™

      • October 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm
        Pamela
      • October 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm
        Deplorable B Woodman

        Oh, I got it. I just went with the cheap shot jokes. (rimshot).

  • October 10, 2017 at 7:52 am
    eon

    I just finished reading Glass House by Brian Alexander;

    http://www.npr.org/2017/02/06/513713606/glass-house-chronicles-the-sharp-decline-of-an-all-american-factory-town

    https://www.amazon.com/Glass-House-Economy-Shattering-All-American/dp/1250085802

    and it perfectly illustrates the problem.

    Lancaster, OH (where I live) has suffered under half a century of wrongheaded economic decisions by local government, mostly driven by the desire to suck up to a succession of owners of the town’s one major industry, Anchor Hocking Glass. (Which was Lancaster’s original mistake; creating a “one trick pony” local economy.) What they’ve never understood is that those owners never intended to operate the company, they just wanted to first loot it and then use it as a fungible bargaining chip in creating and recombining “properties” to “leverage” more money. (That translates into English as “create money on paper out of thin air”- mainly by simply lying like any other con man.)

    Alexander correctly calls out “globalization” as a major factor, but then veers into rants against Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan, claiming that globalization is a predatory capitalist movement. If that were so, globalists (like those running the dog and pony show here) wouldn’t be hardcore Democrats (which they are). Their contributions to the GOPe are mainly just hedging their bets; their hearts and souls are in the Hillary wing of the Democratic party.

    Alexander blames a “loss of faith” for the failure of school tax levies, etc. No. we stopped voting for tax levies for schools, roads, and etc. over 30 years ago because the money always went to enlarge the local bureaucracies’ administrative staffs rather than things like hiring teachers or repairing roads. (As per Parkinson’s fourth law, “Bureaucrats seek to multiply subordinates, not competitors”.) Schools were recently built, but only in anticipation of an influx of new families from Columbus; which isn’t going to happen, as the new “families” are mainly singles with no children or retirees whose children are already grown, and somewhere else.

    Local government corruption is rampant, and Alexander blames the GOP, period. Sorry- we elected them because they were less corrupt and somewhat less stupid than the local brand of Democrat. Also, the Dems are dominated by the national party, and when in power keep trying to pass laws and etc. to turn Lancaster into a mini-Chicago (lots of crime, no legal gun ownership, and etc.).

    Drug use is a problem (out of control, in fact), and he -again- blames local “culture”. His own statistics how that most of the users came here from elsewhere because of the easy accessibility of drugs from Mexican gangs in Columbus and less law enforcement capability here.

    I could go on, but you get the point. Every problem the author blames on the “right” is actually a product of the national/internationalist “left”. And most are the “unintended consequences” of their innate malevolence toward middle America, which they have hoped to kill by neglect for half a century.

    That’s why we put up with even corrupt Republican government. They aren’t actively trying to wipe us out, and they’re generally too incompetent even at being corrupt to do any serious damage.

    The “progressive” Democrats, by comparison, are also corrupt and incompetent, but also actively hostile and just good enough at destruction to be genuinely dangerous.

    And that is what is at the roots of what Codevilla calls the conflict between the “ruling class” and the “country class”. They want to destroy us; we think that the only thing that’s kept us around up to now is that while highly motivated to do it, they really aren’t very smart.

    We just have to do whatever we can to keep them from turning our home towns into Chicago. No matter what Brian Alexander thinks.

    clear ether

    eon

    • October 10, 2017 at 8:55 am
      Chris Muir

      tighten this up

      • October 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm
        Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

        Wow, for a second there I thought Ace cross posted one of his “movie reviews” to the comments over here.

    • October 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Okay, TL;DR version (who better than my long-winded self for that?)

      Much of the politics, corruption, and devolution of manufacturing eon describes don’t have their genesis in Lancaster or up the road in Wooster…and its effects as over in Columbus or even up in Chicago are based not there but here: Benton, Arkansas.

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/secrets/shots.html

      These days of course, add Amazon and others to the mix. And the effects of mass market disruption can morph into self-fulfilled cause of its own, with associated manifestations like even more corruption and the horrendous drug epidemic. Answers? Who knows…is protectionism or restraint of supply/demand trade in any way a desirable answer? Can’t see it.

      I do think Trump has an awareness we’ve not seen before as evidenced by his campaign rhetoric. And if anyone can make a deal to work through some of the disastrous effects without obstruction of the sustaining golden goose of capitalism it, he might.

      But regardless, those kinds of jobs are gone and they’re not coming back…for better or worse.

      .

      • October 10, 2017 at 11:58 am

        Well that kind of turn into TL;DR itself didn’t it? Yeah, that’s me.

      • October 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm
        eon

        True, but Walmart, Amazon and etc. are an effect, not a cause.

        The cause was a generation of “social reformers” who decided that they wanted cheap production of everything, but more importantly wanted it overseas to fit both globalist and ecological dogmas.

        Simply put, they wanted Red China in the “world economy”- making things they like cheaply by paying their workers next to nothing, and also “proving that Communism works”.

        Like Tom Wolfe said of modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our House, they created a system in which making “stuff” here is “too expensive”- it must be made “there” to keep costs down. And incidentally to create the world they dream of.

        One in which they sip Chardonnay from France from stemware made in Canton- by coolies getting paid slave wages by the People’s Liberation Army.

        If Middle America figures in this at all, it’s mainly a place they jet into to go to cultural “festivals” and jet right back out of again. Assuming they bother to come at all.

        Other than that, all they want from Flyover Country is tax revenue. To give more tax breaks to foreign “partners”.

        And pay for their opera houses.

        clear ether

        eon

      • October 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

        Point of course is that “they” have always had their manifesto, but it took Sam Walton to manifest it. Cause or effect? Either way the effect is the same. ‘Cause that’s how they wanted it.

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm
      Delilah T.

      “their innate malevolence toward middle America, which they have hoped to kill by neglect for half a century”….

      The LefThey live in a country that gives them the freedom to choose what they want to be, and yet — all they do is hate this country because it gives them that freedom.

      “But why does Sauron hate us?” Frodo asked.

      “Because Hobbits as miserable slaves in chains are more pleasing to Sauron than Hobbits happy and free,” Gandalf answered.

      Does that fit the definition of insanity?

  • October 10, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Ray Van Dune

    So when is β€œRedvolution” going to appear?

    • October 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm
      Texas is state of mine

      Just posted a tests message to “Revolution 1776” now waiting for Chris to reply.

      • October 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm
        Deplorable B Woodman

        (sounds like something out of Clue)

    • October 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm
      Chris Muir

      when ready

      • October 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm
        GruntGI

        Hmmm, the deplorables might be a little excited.
        πŸ™‚

  • October 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm
    Richard

    Did anyone notice that Margaret Attwood’s novel is:
    1.) A Dystopian novel for Liberal Women about Republican men.
    2.) A Utopian novel for Liberal Men about all women.
    3.) For Conservative Men and Women – CRAP!

    Also, Jack Daniels Honey straight from the freezer in a glass that was in the freezer with it.

    • October 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm
      eon

      Pretty much everything Atwood writes boils down to a rant against the United States, capitalism and/or the male half of the human race generally. She’s a Canadian who must have had transports of joy when Trudeau Junior became PM. (Being even more of a lefty “girly-male” than his father was.)

      She does have one redeeming characteristic. In an interview with the Atlantic, she admitted that if he could be anything in SF, it would be one of the female replicants from Blade Runner.

      So she at least has a modicum of good taste. In movies.

      clear ether

      eon

      • October 10, 2017 at 9:44 pm
        Delilah T.

        Atwood couldn’t get that novel published when she first tried submitting it to various publishers, so she published it herself.

        I read it, wondered if somehow she has escaped notice of the psychs because its focus was so narrow, and then I realized that it described life in an aquarium to a T.

      • October 11, 2017 at 2:24 am
        WayneM

        For what it’s worth, this Canadian thinks Atwood is an insufferable bitch who is only feted by faux-intellectuals who haven’t actually read the drivel that Atwood spewed… and if Canada didn’t have such an entrenched elitist chattering class, harridans like Atwood would starve for lack of subsidies.

  • October 10, 2017 at 8:55 pm
    NotYetInACamp

    Bourbons, Hapsburg, Habsburg, Saud, Obama, Stalin, Amin, Rothschild, House of Windsor, Lenin, The Sun King, Alinsky, Mao, globalists, whoever.
    They all are a royal pain that inflict pain on others with impunity and too often joy.

    I prefer Scotch. Or maybe the others without their head.

    Near good branch water they can be lost.

    A great Scotch or Bourbon is a worthy endeavor, and a worthy drink.

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:18 pm
      Pamela

      Also make vanilla in Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Whiskey and Honey liqueur.

    • October 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm
      GruntGI

      Actually, the ONE thing the Habsburg/Hapsburgs did of service to civilization is turn back the Muslim tide in Europe…the Battle of Vienna in 1683…when the Poles rode to the rescue to lift the siege and send the Mohammedans packing (hmmm, sensing a theme) was the high water mark of the Ottoman Empire…once the Muslim Turks were sent packing, it was all downhill for the ol’ Muslim Caliphate.

  • October 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Spin Drift

    I hope there is a character named Booker in Redrevolution. A poor player who speaks truth to power in double newspeak.

    Spin
    War Damn Eagle

  • October 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm
    Delilah T.

    ISIS/Daesh recruits are surrendering en masse, mostly to Kurds. They’ve run out of money and stuff to steal/sell, so running out of ammo, explosives and food follows.

    Every time the Lefters get a chance to say something, it’s like listening to a scratched or broken record.

    The election came and went, the political pendulum crested and began its slow return to right center, and those who swore they’d leave are still here. There is a prediction that Merkel in Germany will fail/resign/lose – basically, be gone. Macron in France is proving to be out of his depth and floundering.

    Just pointing out that everything has an equal chance to succeed or fail. We are winning, even if you don’t see it that way. We must be patient… and alert. Keep your ammo dry and be watchful.

    • October 11, 2017 at 2:27 am
      WayneM

      I wonder how the blamestream media are going to spin these mass surrenders to canonize Obama and condemn DJT?

      Agreed that the tide seems to be turning. Hopefully enough people awaken to throw off the shackles before it’s too late…

  • October 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm
    Matt Parkhouse

    Back to the Budhmills….. They make a single malt and a blended Irish whiskey. Several blended versions and a couple of single malts. I had the distinct pleasure of riding up to the distillery on the Antrim Coast on an old BMW motorcycle (with a pretty lady who enjoyed good spirits) in a light Irish drizzle. Wonderful!

    • October 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm
      Matt Parkhouse

      Budhmills? Damn spell correct….

  • October 10, 2017 at 10:44 pm
    Interventor

    Major General Pakenham went back to England in a cask of rum from the battle of New Orleans.
    Prefer Johnny Walker Black label in the winter. Maker’s Mark in the summer.

    • October 10, 2017 at 11:37 pm
      Redleg

      I seem to remember a story about a deceased flag officer being shipped home in a cask of (rum?); but the sailors tapped the cask and when unloaded, the cask was empty (of liquor).

      • October 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm
        Texas is state of mind

        The story is about Lord Nelson “Tapping the Admiral cast”, but it was not true, as Nelson was shipped home in a bandy cast.

  • October 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm
    Interventor

    Prefer real Swedish mede, if a honey liquor.

  • October 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm
    Interventor

    Mead.

  • October 11, 2017 at 12:21 am
    markm

    You _could_ drown them in bourbon, but wouldn’t a butt of Malmsey be cheaper?

  • October 11, 2017 at 1:20 am
    Interventor

    Alcohol proof not strong enough to prevent decay.

  • October 11, 2017 at 3:46 am
    RegT

    I prefer Laphroaig, too. That peaty, smokey flavor is lovely. I don’t drink much anymore, but an occasional glass of Laphroaig, or a good Cuervo Gold margarita in the summer, goes down nicely. Famous Grouse/Black Grouse isn’t bad, either.

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