Open Minds and


  • November 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Touche. Who would notice, indeed?
    Meanwhile, back at the ranch:

    Simplicity works quite well. Men are hard, women are soft.

    Kate and Petruchio. it was love at first glance, no matter how much she fought it.

    ‘Why are our bodies soft and round?’ she asked.

    ‘Why, here’s a wench,’ he answered.

    • November 16, 2016 at 10:06 pm
      Grunt GI

      “Men are hard, women are soft.”

      Wisdom of the ages.

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Amen…who would notice? The media would not even report it

  • November 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Chris, did you intend to make Obama look drunk?

    • November 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Probably realism; BOINGO has been stoned more than half the time the past 8 years….

  • November 16, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Has someone scrambled the access codes to the football?

    • November 17, 2016 at 7:18 am
      Bill G

      I hope it was done a long time ago, just in case Clueless Joe decided to play with it.

  • November 16, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Oh, he is off bragging on “His” accomplishments(?) around the world on our dime. I expect the vitriol on Trump and us peons in growing amounts.

    • November 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      He’s yammering about his “Vision” being the only “Right” one. And about how people “Failed” him and didn’t “Appreciate” him enough.

      That’s the usual last resort of deposed dictators and cult leaders. Just before Hemlock Time.

      Nero’s last words were about what a great artist the world was losing. Himself.

      I expect The One to be no different when time is called on him by the Man above.

      clear ether


    • November 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      When, in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes
      I all alone beweep my outcast state
      And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries
      And look upon myself and curse my Fate….

      == Sonnet 29

      Snrrrkkk…. giggle….. Just smile and nod, dear, because the wagon train is leaving and we didn’t like that bunch as neighbors, anyway.

      • November 17, 2016 at 3:47 am

        To have said it so poetically
        is a thing of beauty.

    • November 17, 2016 at 1:06 am

      Obama has also been yammering lately about the USA’s need to give up more sovereignty, or all, to the UN. To fulfill its purpose of peace or some such. Muslims also believe in peace. A peace where all others are dead. Totalitarian control is his vision. They know better he says.
      Like the desolation the Greeks got by GS derivitives that lied the Greeks into the Euro Zone. then the expected specnding splurge on borrowed Euros. Then the derivatives came due. Then Greece was emasculated. Then Hillary, Obama and NATO and Soros destroyed North Africa and much of the Middle East thus sending millions of oil money grown Muslim Jihad warriors on a hijrah emigration conquest jihad. Spain and Italy also suffered similar economic destruction and then invasion.
      With trump and Putin signalling a lessening of tension, I do not believe the military would carry out any orders of his like that without further verification. It would be immoral to carry out his orders like that at this time.

      • November 17, 2016 at 3:51 am

        And you should have spaced that in a poetic break mode. Then it would have sung!

  • November 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Actually, BOINGO-bitch, you CAN’T

    Aside from sane people ignoring idiotic orders, 2-Man Rule Applies. And I think you’d have a hard time finding ANYONE even on Team Fellatio to go along. They more likely looking for flights to non-extradition countries

    • November 16, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I’d expect Jarrett to go along, also Biden. The first because of her lust for vengeance, the second because…invisible gerbils tell him to.

      clear ether


    • November 16, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      The two man rule does not include the National Command Authority — President and Secretary of Defense. At present the ICBMs — land and bomber based are aimed at a vacant spot in the Pacific (Russians, the same) However, it would take only a minute or so to enter the received codes to retarget the missiles according to the OPLAN the codes represent. For the targeting of the OPLAN, it would take a significant time to re-write the any targeting of US targets — failsafe precluded any targeting of US in any OPLAN. For the bomber based nukes, there is only the common sense of the pilots, pretty much the same for tactical nukes.

      • November 17, 2016 at 6:55 am

        But wouldn’t a “Nuclear Winter” stop “Global Warming”? Or would that be “Human Caused Climate Change”? Then there is the “overpopulation problem” that “threatens all life on the Planet”. So where would you target the nukes to reduce the population with the most effect for the least yeild? Idaho, Kansas and Montana or New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles? Do you live on a target or a resource? How much would China owned US Treasury notes be worth if there was no longer a US Treasury? How big a “safe space” and how many “coloring books”would they need if there were no iPhone 14? So many questions and so few answers.

      • November 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

        But New York, Chicago, and LA are full of Democrat voters, and won’t be the first target. Republicans are smart enough not to congregate in large groups (except at Trump rallies).

      • November 17, 2016 at 9:12 am
        Old Codger

        “But New York, Chicago, and LA are full of Democrat voters, and won’t be the first target. “

        Not, I suspect for Russian ICBMs.

        But what would Obozo gain by nuking the U.S.?

    • November 17, 2016 at 8:49 am
      Old Codger

      I spent many unhappy hours (at all hours of the day and night) on complex repairing and PM-ing Titan II comm gear. The “2-man” rule only applies at the launch site. Once the order is authenticated, then 2 keys are needed to initiate launch sequence (unless someone opens the right maintenance panel and uses a piece of wire with alligator clips to bridge the relay). Anyone with the correct codes and access to the radio net could theoretically give the launch order. In the absence of a general alert, I doubt the crews (or more properly ALL the crews) would obey an order out of the blue. U.S. officers and inlisteds are trained to exercise personal initiative, so at least some of the crews would question the order.

      Side note: back in the day, it was the Soviets who had to worry about a sneak nuclear attack, not us. Soviet missiles did not have as sophisticated guidance packages as ours did. Our birds were always ready to fly with very little notice. The Soviet birds needed a good while to spin up and align their guidance packages. The necessary electronic chatter would have easily been observed by our spy satellites. I have very little doubt that if it had come to that, we would thrown everything we had at them. Oh and even a “small” thermonuke – say a “modest” 5 megaton warhead – will,depending upon terrain, destroy commercial structures for a good 15 miles (24+ kilometers for our Canuck friends) in every direction. Boost that to 25 megatons and you get a radius of 30 miles. As the onsite missile tech told me on my first trip on complex, Titan II was America’s largest mobile phallic symbol. With it we could fuck a whole county. And that’s no shit!

  • November 16, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Oh what a world.. Oh what a world

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:27 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      “I’m melting, I’m melting. My beautiful wickedness is melting.”

  • November 16, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Back to the Chicongo bath houses for you, Barry.

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:26 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      Need new kneepads.

      • November 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

        And a round of shots for everyone with a #18 needle

    • November 17, 2016 at 9:08 am
      Old Codger

      The Obamas are supposedly going to remain in DC, at least until the younger daughter, Natasha (“Sasha”) finishes (attending her VERY expensive, VERY exclusive private) High School. They already have a place in one of the VERY high rent discticts. After Sasha graduates High School, they are expected retire to a very posh villa in Hawaii donated by one of their supporters. But I expect there is no dearth of “bath houses” in Hawaii.

  • November 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Sorry, it should read “land and boomer”, not “land and bomber”.

  • November 16, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Revenge? No, that already happened. Hitllary lost. What a perfect way to trump her entire idiotic life.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:02 am

    *…my nukes.* You use them, sir, and you’ll be impeached and convicted the day after you do so.

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:18 am
      Deplorable B Woodman

      If he lives that long.

      • November 17, 2016 at 1:08 am

        It would be an illegal order at this point in time.

      • November 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

        No, until the Inauguration he’s still Commander in Chief.
        However, any President who was not reacting to a Clear and Present Danger would justifiably be considered insane and unfit for his post.
        There would be no Impeachment, just a straight jacket and a rubber room.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:19 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Love the gray hair and red nose. Intoxicated, as usual?

    • November 17, 2016 at 3:54 am

      Inflammation from coke?

      • November 17, 2016 at 7:23 am
        Bill G

        Sudden impact with reality?

      • November 17, 2016 at 9:14 am
        Old Codger

        Crying can cause a red nose, too.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:25 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    I need to find and post the poem about the king of kings, Ozimandias (spelling?). Perfectly describes O’Bozo and his “legacy”. As of 21 Jan, ‘t’will be naught but ruin and dust.
    But since I’m currently on my kindle, it will save until tomorrow. Unless someone beats me to it. Have at it.

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:30 am

      Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

      I met a traveller from an antique land
      Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
      Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
      And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:

      And on the pedestal these words appear:
      ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
      Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away.[4]

    • November 17, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Here you go, BWoodman, the sonnet in it’s entirety:

      I met a traveller from an antique land,
      Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
      Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
      And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
      And on the pedestal, these words appear:
      My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
      Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

      — Shelley

      • November 17, 2016 at 2:18 pm
        Don Sander

        Percy Shelley had a friendly competition with fellow poet, Horace Smith, to write a sonnet about an Egyptian statue fragment depicting Ramesses II, AKA Ozymandias, in Greek. Shelley’s poem won, as measured by it’s popularity. Here is Smith’s version:

        In Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone,
        Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
        The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
        “I am great OZYMANDIAS,” saith the stone,
        “The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
        “The wonders of my hand.”— The City’s gone,—
        Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
        The site of this forgotten Babylon.

        We wonder,—and some Hunter may express
        Wonder like ours, when thro’ the wilderness
        Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
        He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess
        What powerful but unrecorded race
        Once dwelt in that annihilated place.

      • November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
        Don Sander

        I like the double meaning in Shelley’s line:
        “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
        …despair that you can never achieve a fraction of my glory,
        and (unintended by Ozzy) despair that however great your works may be, they will all eventually be destroyed and forgotten. The hubris of the left, building their utopian dream societies, all on a foundation of sand…

    • November 17, 2016 at 1:36 am

      And of course the perfect retelling of that poem was here, in January 2009 if I recall correctly, with the poem inscribed on the base of a statue of Al Gore, alone and unheeded amid the endless ice of the coming ice age.

      That was Chris’s masterpiece, IMHO.

    • November 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm
      Deplorable B Woodman

      I found this posted by someone else on

      …And on the teleprompter, these words appear:
      “My name is Obminatius, King of Progs;
      Look on my Executive Orders, ye Peons, and despair!”
      Nothing beside remains. ‘Round the decay
      Of that colossal Administration, boundless and bare
      The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

      (h/t and apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”)

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:33 am
    Pete 231

    Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And, recovery is when Duhbama loses his.

  • November 17, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I doubt he’d use the nukes against an actual foreign enemy even if Iran launched them at us. He’d be in his bunker whining that America got what it deserved.

    We deplorables out here in flyover land?? He’d do it if he thought it was only us that would be killed.

    Even Fox news is saying that 57% of the people think he’s doing a great job. If I could I’d ask them; ” Are those the same polls that said Hillary was going to win the election by a landslide??”

    • November 17, 2016 at 1:38 am

      I think that’s his personal approval rating – widely skewed by people concerned they will be labeled racist if they disagree with his actions. I think his policies when questioned individually get much worse approval ratings.

      • November 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

        True. Also, at the time of the polling when Trump was freely using his Twitter button, the people were making the mental comparison between Obama, Trump, and the Hildabeast. In that company, Obama only looks half bad.

      • November 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

        Basically, approval of his entertainment value, not his policies.

    • November 17, 2016 at 1:47 am

      OK. Hands up. Who voted for that?

    • November 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

      Here’s a thought … are the polls that state Zero’s approval rating from the same organizations that predicted a PIAP’s victory?

    • November 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Well, of all tax returns filed for 2014, 54.4% legally paid $0 income tax. At the other end of the scale, of the tax returns having $1,000,000 AGI or more, 0.1% legally paid $0 income tax.
      So with 54.5% in the bag, all that’s needed is a 2.5% margin of error to make such a claim.

      For all he did to get Trump elected, I’d almost be on the approval side. ;). All a matter of perspective.

    • November 17, 2016 at 11:18 am
      The 300

      The only poll that matters was last week.

      Obama lost.

  • November 17, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Couple years ago we were worried about the Soviet Bear and his itchy paws on the Big Trigger. Couple months ago we redirected our concerns to the little nutball in NoKo proving himself to his daddy. Couple days ago we realized the monster we financed in iRan was about ready for a big boom.

    All of them pale in comparison to the greatest threat of self-annihilation and immolation right here under our noses, desperate to secure his legacy.

    WTF happened here?

    • November 17, 2016 at 8:52 am

      We fell into the hands of a man who imagines himself to be a Messiah. They don’t handle reality well, and tend to lash out when reality doesn’t instantly snap to and obey their diktats.

      I would have thought the Rev. Jim Jones would have been a sufficient object lesson, plus Marshall “Herf” Applewhite for the clinically thick.

      But we had to go ahead and make one President for eight years.

      Hopefully we’ve finally learned the lesson.

      clear ether


      • November 17, 2016 at 9:21 am
        Old Codger

        Remember the evening Obozo was elected? I distinctly recall him standing in a stadium in Chicago and proclaiming
        “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”

  • November 17, 2016 at 3:10 am

    *Rim Shot!*


    “Chris is here all week, folks….
    Try the veal and the Chicken Parm.
    And don’t forget to tip your Wait Staff!”

    • November 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Badumbump, tsss. Rim job?

      • November 17, 2016 at 7:32 am
        Bill G

        Well, his approach to ‘Licking The Enemy’ is not what this Nation is accustomed to.

  • November 17, 2016 at 7:30 am
    Bill G

    The rioters in the streets are his legacy. He has sown the wind, and we are reaping the whirlwind.
    For his “Accomplishments” list I’m sure he can claim to have taken a number of strokes off his golf game, what with all the practice he’s had in the past eight years.

    • November 17, 2016 at 8:14 am

      I wonder how long people will be willing to pay for his golf games since he can’t raid the kitty anymore after 01/20/2017…

      • November 17, 2016 at 8:54 am

        Remember, he has a pen(sion) and a phone (due to having a foundation).

        He’ll be cutting the public purse for a long time to come. Just like Jimmy Carter.

        clear ether


      • November 17, 2016 at 9:37 am
        Old Codger

        I expect people will be lining up to pay for his golf rounds. His “pension” will be right at $200 grand plus another $100 grand for office staff payroll. He (and Moo-shell) get lifetime secret service protection after a law Obozo signed in ’13.

        I don’t know about you folks, but I think I could tighten my belt and “scrape by” on a measly $200 grand per year. Might have to cut back a tad on the caviar and foie gras and start wearing $3,000 silk suits instead of $10,000 but it should be doable. Oh, and there reports out of DC that Obozo has been asking for a raise on presidential pensions. I guess $200 grand won’t go as far as us peed-ons imagine. Poor baby. 😉

    • November 17, 2016 at 9:05 am

      I was thinking the same thing, Bill G… 0bama’s legacy is written in blood, extreme partisanship and racial strife.

  • November 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    “He’ll be cutting the public purse for a long time to come”

    Perhaps AIDS, Syphilis, and physical dissipation from drug use will cut his retirement short.

    Zar Belk!

    • November 17, 2016 at 9:43 am
      Old Codger

      “Perhaps AIDS, Syphilis, and physical dissipation from drug use will cut his retirement short.”

      One can only hope. One can only hope.

      (p.s. could someone show me the proper sytax to use the “quote” tag? an example using the {} in place of would work fine)

    • November 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

      I have seen more than a few folk on the internet hoping that Zero is soon on the losing end of an armed stick-up in his beloved ChiCongo …

  • November 17, 2016 at 9:46 am
    Unca Walt

    I’m counting on Trump unsealing stuff and proving the Halfrican was NOT eligible.

    • November 17, 2016 at 10:31 am

      But then Communist organizer and pornographer Frank Marshall Davis just might turn out to be Obama’s dad.
      Heck, that kid from Little Rock might turn out to be Bill Clinton’s kid.
      Good transparency democrats. Riiiiiight.

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

    He can STILL make a further mockery of the DOJ with Presidential Pardons!
    He can STILL make a further mockery of The Nobel “award” with
    Presidential “Freedom” awards!
    He can STILL follow up his initial “America Apology Tour” , with an international Farewell “America will NOW hate your poor women and children” tour.
    *sigh* Mr. Obama, and the posse he rode in with, are Sooooo transparent indeed. Too bad that one who kept asking about the gold, silver, and diamond mines got it in the final shootout.

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Wow! Chris deserves some kind of award for being the impetus
    of this forum, which in my opinion, is an island of truth in a sea of

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Do you think America will get back to continuing to judge people by the content of their hearts, rather than by the color of their skins?
    Trump them and keep judging by the content of their hearts.
    The real battle continues. Just ease that very dangerous and huge damage creating loser out.

    • November 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      One “aw shit” cancels ten “atta boys” – it’ll take a long time to undo all the transformation to divisiveness and hate Obama has created.

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Anyone else read the Mac Walker series by Ulsterman?
    I just finished the last book, pub 2013, and while it took the theme to greater heights than reality, the parallels are clear enough to be a bit scary for the last 8 years.

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:54 am

    “President Obama promoting a message of unity on his final trip.” – Heard at the top of the hour News break

    Who writes this shit!?!
    Worse yet, who believes it? 🙁

    • November 17, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Minions of the old New World Order write it.
      Sadly, too many are solidly ensconced in their progressively educated Gruber/Goober Bubble that limits their Overton Window. They cannot see reality as it cannot be accepted by their brains and the thoughts already there.

  • November 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Obama is suffering from TARD.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    That limp wrist tea biscuit Lindsey wants to stop Trump from reversing O’Baja. News flash for you homo, Trump no more needs your approval than O’Baja did.
    Come on SC, he’s outed himself as a mincing RINO, bag him, tag him, send him home to momma.

  • November 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm
    John Stephens

    Ity would be interesting, in a horrible sort of way, to know the true availability level of America’s nuclear arsenal. After decades of neglect and years of outright sabotage, I wonder how many are still actually deliverable, and would detonate on target?

    • November 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I have considered that a number of times. My brother worked in/on the silos.
      Problem is: That information should Never get out.

      • November 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm

        A necessary “infrastructure” project for Trump to assess, plan, and fix.

  • November 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm
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