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  • Malatrope

    Bodda-BING
    *drops mic

  • Malatrope

    Should I worry that the Secret Service agent is a dead-ringer for Robert Mueller?

    • formwiz

      If you think he looks like Mule Ears, you need glasses.

  • Delilah T

    …by the skin of our teeth.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Reminding the man of what he has said and has been attempting to have done.
    The old strength is a great strength.
    Rule of Law.
    Something absent for so many for too long.
    It fixes everything.

    • WayneM

      The actual rule of law as opposed to the deviance of made-up rights being insisted by leftist cultural marxists.

  • JTC

    Those are not mutually exclusive fixes.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Correct, JTC.
      The pragmatist finds many good fixes.
      President Donald John Trump is a pragmatist.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Rule. Of. Law.
    So simple, even a DildoCrat can say it.
    Do it? Now that’s a different story.

    • John D. Egbert

      Ronaldus Magnus put it in focus when he said that 97% of all problems have simple solutions; remembering, however, that simple seldom equals easy. Time to roll up the sleeves and git ‘er done!

      • John

        One should also bear in mind that not all solutions are good ones.
        Unintended consequences abound.
        OTOH our collective ability to muddle through with such success is based on our one true asset.
        Freedom
        If we are _able_ to act, either alone or in concert, we can do wonders.

  • Pamela

    YeeHAAAA! Zed and Sam have a SON!!!!

    • Stephanie Osborn

      …But it sounds like they may be moving…?

      • formwiz

        I doubt Venezuela.

      • NotYetInACamp

        It may be a comparison of what direction our socialists and foreign enemies are taking the USA, to a place right here that is almost as deteriorated as Venezuela.

      • JTC

        No ma’am, just a dire warning that the culture is.

        But this family is staying put, including young Samuel Wade.

        • JTC

          Or if you prefer it in writer’s terms Ms. O, a cautionary simile or metaphor.

          Oh, and “slightly better plumbing”…good one Z.

      • Too Tall

        Stephanie,

        Without “Rule of Law,” the United States is just another Venezuela.

        Zed, and more importantly the real individuals he is modeled after, repeatedly wrote checks for up to and including their lives, to protect the United States, our Constitution, and defend them against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.

        At a minimum, We the People owe them a Rule of Law.

    • NotYetInACamp

      HOORAH! Zed slipped that one in quietly.

    • James Gemind

      And the Son shall be named after Zed’s Father, and he will grow tall, Proud, and Free. He will follow in the steps of his father, and his fathers father and serve the country…

      …Of course, every parent wants their child to do better than they did, so, he will join the Marines… 🙂 😆

  • NotYetInACamp

    Interesting Catherine Austin Fitts discussion on what she sees is and has been going on. And what she sees President Trump is dealing with.
    https://youtu.be/SJEhwpTIl0w

  • Kafiroon

    Either he brings this country back, or to, ONE law for Everyone; no more “too big to prosecute” or he is a quickly forgotten pebble in the roadway of communism.

  • formwiz

    Sometimes the rule of law is preceded by the Rule of Arms.

    A Texas judge named Robert Williamson, but known as Three-Legged Willie because a withered leg required a pegleg for him to stand, was sent to put an end to a county feud.

    Opening court, one of the local roughs slammed down a Bowie knife saying, “‘Round hyar, THIS is the law”.

    At which point, Three-Legged Willie slammed down a Navy .36 replying, “And THIS is the Constitution that overules your law” .

    It will come to it.

    • Old Codger

      +10K

      And it won’t be very long, either. I look for things to get mean within 4 years of The Donald moving out of the WH. If he loses November after next then I expect us to be in a shooting civil war (insurgency, guerrilla, asymmetric style not a classic two armies style) by, or even before, the end of ’25. If he wins in ’20 then things will be getting hot before the end of ’29. I expect to be dead by ’28 so I won’t have to suffer through much of it.

      • CuriousB

        Has anybody read “The Reliant”? It depicts a scenario similar to what you are describing. They are supposed to release the movie based on the book in early 2019. Keven Sorbo is in it and it sure makes a strong case for the 2nd Amendment and staying close to God.

  • John T. Block

    Amen, Zed. Amen….

  • cz93x62

    Amen, into infinity. Ask any local or county law officer about decomposition of the Rule Of Law. Law enforcement is a front row seat to the fall of civilization–working major narcotics and intel is a back-stage pass with ticket to the after-party. 28 years in California doing that bit is an extreme example, but on the ground I doubt that most areas of the country differ much. FWIW.

  • Kafiroon

    Since we are still on the same vein as yesterday: I have been hunting for this article and could not find it then. I think it talks directly to what Chris is flat out saying.
    http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=15705

  • Bill G

    Rule of Law means one law for all. We have not had that in this nation for far too long. It is getting ever more blatant, and now the left is openly trying to force in massive numbers of new voters to cement their power.
    Something’s got to give.

    • Old Codger

      {pssst don’t tell anybody, but we have never had the mythical “rule of law” – not now, not sometime in the last century, not ever! All we have ever had was the rule of men.}

      (see my post below)

  • kadaka

    Don John Trump. “The Don.” Heh.

    • James Gemind

      Master DJ Trump, IN DA HOUSE!!! 😆

  • eon

    Progressives do not believe in the rule of law. They prefer the Law of Rule;

    We Rule, therefore, the Law is whatever we say it is.

    That is the way tyrannies are born and, eventually, die.

    But not before they have inflicted the maximum of misery and death on those unfortunate enough to not be part of the “ruling class”.

    Even more unfortunate, in the modern world, the people who want to rule in this way are generally immune to any consequences of their own actions. And they are supported by a larger element of society which is indoctrinated to believe that if they can just “create the revolution to establish the dictatorship”, each and every one of them will be their own Fearless Leader.

    H. Beam Piper may have been correct when he hypothesized that democracy carries within it the seed of its own inevitable destruction. At least part of that seed being the evolution of a ruling class that sees itself as inherently superior to everyone else. At which point you’re right back to the nastier forms of feudalism.

    In the end, Piper may have been right on another count, as stated in Space Viking;

    The Mardukans talked a lot about democracy. They thought well of it; their government was a representative democracy. It was also a hereditary monarchy, if that made any kind of sense. Trask’s efforts to explain the political and social structure of the Sword-Worlds met the same incomprehension from Bentrik.

    “Why, it sounds like feudalism to me!”

    “That’s right; that’s what it is. A king owes his position to the support of his great nobles; they owe theirs to their barons and landholding knights; they owe theirs to their people. There are limits beyond which none of them can go; after that, their vassals turn on them.”

    “Well, suppose the people of some barony rebel? Won’t the king send troops to support the baron?”

    “What troops? Outside a personal guard and enough men to police the royal city and hold the crown lands, the king has no troops. If he wants troops, he has to get them from his great nobles; they have to get them from their vassal barons, who raise them by calling out their people.” That was another source of dissatisfaction with King Angus of Gram; he had been augmenting his forces by hiring off-planet mercenaries. “And the people won’t help some other baron oppress his people; it might be their turn next.”

    “You mean, the people are armed?” Prince Bentrik was incredulous.

    “Great Satan, aren’t yours?” Prince Trask was equally surprised. “Then your democracy’s a farce, and the people are only free on sufferance. If their ballots aren’t secured by arms, they’re worthless. Who has the arms on your planet?”

    “Why, the Government.”

    “You mean, the King?”

    Prince Bentrik was shocked. Certainly not; horrid idea. That would be … why, it would be despotism! Besides, the King wasn’t the Government, at all; the Government ruled in the King’s name. There was the Assembly; the Chamber of Representatives, and the Chamber of Delegates. The people elected the Representatives, and the Representatives elected the Delegates, and the Delegates elected the Chancellor. Then, there was the Prime Minister; he was appointed by the King, but the King had to appoint him from the party holding the most seats in the Chamber of Representatives, and he appointed the Ministers, who handled the executive work of the Government, only their subordinates in the different Ministries were career-officials who were selected by competitive examination for the bottom jobs and promoted up the bureaucratic ladder from there.

    This left Trask wondering if the Mardukan constitution hadn’t been devised by Goldberg, the legendary Old Terran inventor who always did everything the hard way. It also left him wondering just how in Gehenna the Government of Marduk ever got anything done.

    Maybe it didn’t. Maybe that was what saved Marduk from having a real despotism.

    “Well, what prevents the Government from enslaving the people? The people can’t; you just told me that they aren’t armed, and the Government is.”

    He continued, pausing now and then for breath, to catalogue every tyranny he had ever heard of, from those practiced by the Terran Federation before the Big War to those practiced at Eglonsby on Amaterasu by Pedrosan Pedro. A few of the very mildest were pushing the nobles and people of Gram to revolt against Angus I.

    “And in the end,” he finished, “the Government would be the only property owner and the only employer on the planet, and everybody else would be slaves, working at assigned tasks, wearing Government-issue clothing and eating Government food, their children educated as the Government prescribes and trained for jobs selected for them by the Government, never reading a book or seeing a play or thinking a thought that the Government had not approved . . .”

    Space Viking, pp 148-151.

    Of course, our modern elite would find that final outcome to be the ideal- as long as they were the Government.

    clear ether

    eon

    • Keep it tight

    • MAJ Arkay

      Eon, I beg to differ with your last sentence in one small way. Those people are not “our modern elite.” Rather, they are “elitists,” people who believe they are the elite, but are not.

      When we normal people use their word to describe them, we’ve erred mightily, by giving them the notion that we actually believe they are “the elite.” No, they are elists, not the elite.

      Or we could just refer to them with a more accurate phrase: the ruler wannabes, the totalitarian wannabes, the (fill in the blank) wannabes. That is what they are: they wanna be the kings of the hill, standing atop all of us, but cannot so long as we have the weapons and the inclination to not put up with their delusions of grandeur/power.

      • John

        DJT is wrongly labeled an elitist by some because he has piles of money and an attitude.
        But the real Elitists in this country revile him.
        This is because his mindset is not one of owed privilege but, strangely enough, of the entrepreneur. True, his father gave him a very substantial pile of money to start with, but rather than squander it or engage in what Adam Smith labeled Rent Seeking, he built his own fortune with it. This embarrasses the Elitist rent-seeker parasites who use their money to buy government favor and our tax money because it exposes them for what they are.
        Evil

  • Delilah T

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

    • kadaka

      How much closer? Carbine, handgun, or dagger?

      • Delilah T

        As long as Mueller is where he is, Trump knows what he’s up to.

        All warfare is based on deception. – Sun Tzu

    • Old Codger

      Miss Delilah, I dislike and strongly disagree with that saying. I prefer to keep my enemies beyond 7 yards. Why beyond 7 yards, you ask? Because 7 yards is the kill radius of a knife. At or within 7 yards an enemy with a knife can – on average – get to you and stab you BEFORE you can draw and fire on them. Yes, you’ll likely mess them up badly (depending upon caliber and projectile type) but you’ll still have a knife in your gut. If you keep your enemy close, he can stab you before you even know it’s coming – likely several times! With your enemy beyond 7 yards you at least have a fighting chance.

      • Pamela

        I thought that 7 yards was the splatter range for blood and other stuff…

      • Delilah T

        You’re thinking too literally, Old Codger. They go not into your hip pocket, but within range of your reach.

  • TreHammer

    …Venezuela?…

  • Delilah T

    Where is the proof that Manafort lied?

  • Spin Drift

    A word to POTUS, this week is for the weak, those who have been dutifully run over by the Powers That Be and have only asked to be left alone by said government. The cold anger is going to go hot rage if the PTB walk away unscathed. Apply the Rule of Law in equal measure with equal abruptness.

    The Congressional Districts and Governorship that were flatly stolen by voter fraud have to be dealt with. The EO says 45 days but why will it take that long? This week, lay down the law.

    As an aside, didn’t Michael Corleone settle all the family business during the Christening? It would be so poetic if DJT did the same thing during the Funeral.

    Spin
    “Get the cannoli”
    WWG1WGA

  • Halley

    We who trust President “I’ve got this!” Trump to take down the Deep State Criminals(D) are certainly living in interesting times. Deep State certainly knows it is being played, and one shudders at what countermoves they have planned to avoid orange jumpsuits… We also suspect their criminality(D) is far more sinister and violent and far-reaching than anyone dares imagine just yet. This is no time to go wobbly on support for PDT…

    Congrats, Sam and Zed!

  • Your web site has gone right to the top of my bookmark menu. Thanks for being humorous, succinct, and dead-on.

    • Chris Muir

      Thank Ya!

  • JTC

    There are those who are full of themselves who are also full of shit, and some who are the former but not the latter; there is no denying that DJT is the former but so far at least, he is not the latter…as old Will the gunslinger said, “No brag, just fact.”

    • Delilah T

      The Left is trying far too hard to turn Trump into NIxon. They really have no idea what Nixon did. There’s no conspiracy here, no matter how much they want one. What they deserve is a blustering, intensely corrupt jackwagon like Lyndon Johnson.
      Hey, does anyone want a 94% discounted ticket to a Clintonfest? No? Yeah, neither do I.

      • JTC

        What the left has actually done is turn itself into agitprop.

      • Tweak

        … yeah, that Alger Hiss thing really got their panties in a wad.

    • Pamela

      Hmm. A round of enemas as Christmas presents…

  • Old Codger

    I almost hate to burst people’s bubbles, but the so-called “rule of law” is a myth. All we have ever had – and EVER WILL HAVE – is the rule of men. “Law” is merely words on paper. Words on paper have never and will never affect human behavior. Some rulers pay closer attention to laws than others but in the final analysis all only act upon what they perceive to be in their own best interests. In a democratic republic the best we can hope to do is to elect someone whose self interest will coincide with our own – at least some of the time. Sometimes we call it right and sometimes we don’t. But we try to elect someone who will not blatantly, obviously, overtly stomp on us while telling us it’s in our “best interest”. One thing I know. In a true democracy there is – NO! CAN BE – no “rule of law”. In a true democracy there is only the rule of the majority. A wise man once wrote that a true democracy is but mob rule writ large. Does anybody think that in a pure democracy any but european-americans would have been enfranchised?

    People sometimes complain that Mr. Trump is getting richer now. I DON’T GIVE A FLYING FART! If he is getting richer because of reduced taxes and regulations then I am totally okay with that! The same tide that lifts great ocean-going mega-yachts will also lift my tiny blow-up dingy. And that’s a good thing.

    • John

      In reference to your observation of mob rule writ large.
      The Founders recognized this from the start. That’s why the Senate was created, to cool the passions of the People.
      In 1912 we proved that the Founders were much wiser than we and made the Senate popularly elected as well, thus degrading a check into a speed bump. We are now seeing the result, a perpetually expanding national debt. The service on that debt will soon exceed the cost of the National Defense.
      As I see it, the mistake of 1912 has to be rectified.
      I would advocate electing the Senate by the Taxpayers in proportion of taxes paid, thus ensuring not only a balanced budget but giving voice to an electorate with brains enough to actually _make_ money.

  • James Gemind

    I will be posting this to Politics table of Baen’s Bar. Youll have to provide the Virtual Cigars by the way… 🙂

  • JTC

    Is that Marine One or air support?

    • James Gemind

      Marine One. No weapon pods. Visible ones anyway…

      • JTC

        So…WTF is it doing in the air while DT is on the ground?

        • Delilah T

          There is one on the ground and on in the air,

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