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  • June 14, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Eye of newt.

    • June 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Tongue of Dog

      Zar Belk!

  • June 14, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Yo Order Up
    I need the following …
    Toe of frog with extra toe,
    Wool of bat no butter, and tongue of dog brined and minced,
    Adder’s fork rare, Blind-worm’s sting with extra sauce,
    Lizard’s leg deboned, and howlet’s wing buffalo style,
    Make the Fillet of a fenny snake with shallots and blood wine
    They’re in a mood tonight.
    Someone, anyone needs to visit the Tower to be put to the question as they are out for blood no matter the innocence or possible guilt. Payment is due in their minds and confessions will be dragged out for the pleasure and entertainments of one and all. Lord have mercy on all souls.

  • June 14, 2017 at 2:01 am

    There will be some paying going on! Wish I could afford Don Portago, but that ain’t happening. Shame.

  • June 14, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I thought Mueller was supposed to be a good guy.What happened?

    • June 14, 2017 at 6:19 am

      There are no good guys in the swamp. Just alligators, snakes, and etc., who are determined to continue feeding.

      On the rest of us.

      In this RCP article;

      Peter Berkowitz notes a recent Brookings Institution “study” arguing that people need to be “less involved” in politics and leave running the country- and their lives- to the “professionals”. It demands not only the repeal of the 17th Amendment (direct election of U.S. senators), but that state Houses choose U.S. representatives. In short, you’d only get to vote on your State representative and (maybe) State senator.

      This way, the study argues, “balance” would be returned to the political process and the disorder of “populism” would no longer troubles us.

      Funny. That “disorder” didn’t bother them when the outcome always favored progressive (leftist) causes.

      It’s a reversion to Woodrow Wilson’s philosophy of the Constitution as “outmoded” and “a handicap to good government”- by an enlightened elite’ not answerable to the hoi polloi. Palmer Raids, anyone?

      Keep in mind that Brookings is supposedly a moderate-conservative “think tank”. So it pretty much represents the mainstream of what our ruling class in D.C. really think of us.

      Yes. The have so much respect and affection for us they want to bring back the French Estates-General. And apparently regard us as Jacobins.

      Considering the yearnings of the majority of progressives, that would be funny if it wasn’t so potentially deadly.

      clear ether


      • June 14, 2017 at 6:57 am

        This is the real problem – the New Aristocracy. Really a Technocracy – based upon “merit” and not merely bloodline.

        I saw a post somewhere yesterday that said something about “we have to fix this about our political class.” NO! Our problem is that we have a political class AT ALL. The only way to fix that involves stopping by Home Depot on the way to DC.
        Pour encourager les autres.

      • June 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

        We have much mor than a political class. Last time I was audited (they’ve never gotten an extra penny or penalty out of me), my assigned persecutor boasted that he had a “Masters in Taxation.” I told him that any society that offered such a degree at all was already a hopeless tyranny.

      • June 14, 2017 at 8:39 am
        The Nth Doctor

        Repealing the 17th Amendment isn’t a bad idea in itself, though. Right now, with direct election of Senators, and a third of them being up for reelection in any given 2-year election cycle, the Senate is basically just the House in miniature, with everyone posturing and squabbling over petty issues and spending more time trying to position themselves for reelection than actually doing their job of governing.

        Plus, the 17th robbed the state legislatures of any effective voice in the federal government, and makes it easier for the urban population centers of otherwise red states to send imbecile democrats (but I repeat myself) to the Senate to work against the interests of those states Republican-controlled legislatures.

      • June 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        A major argument for the 17th was it would decrease corruption. Instead, it consolidated corruption in DC, rather than spread amongst the states.

      • June 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm

        Remember, we did not have ‘unfunded mandates’ until the senators were no longer accountable to their state

      • June 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        Don’t know about the rest but repeal of 17th is a good idea. Each state can decide how to appoint senator.

        Senators often screw their own state to gain influential committee assignments and feel they are there to ‘Guide the county’ not represent their states interests.

        Should be easier to clean 50 small swamps than one huge one. if if state B decides they like swamps State A is less effected by it.

        Personally I like Governor appoints with advice and consent of state legislature. But there may be better ways.

      • June 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm
        Deplorable B Woodman

        In other words, a return to the way the Kongress was selected BEFORE ~1911 and the 17th Amendment………The People ELECTED their Representatives to the House; the State SELECTED their Senator to the Senate; thus there was balance in the Bicameral Congress.

    • June 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm
      Old Codger

      Quoth cmblake6

      I thought Mueller was supposed to be a good guy.What happened?

      Ain’t no “good guys” in the swamp, amigo. It’s just that some (with apologies to scumbags everywhere) scumbags are a tad less scummy than others. Mueller is way scummier (is “scummier”even a word?) than the average. He makes a gallon of pond scum look like pure spring water.

  • June 14, 2017 at 3:04 am

    “So, here’s the plan: keep the slobbering Dems/media totally distracted with hysterical witch hunts that can go nowhere, so they won’t bother us while we get down to getting the real business done. Got it?”

    Wishful thinking, I know… but.

    • June 14, 2017 at 6:52 am

      If certain persons could focus and not get distracted by twitting…….

      • June 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

        Distracted or Distracting?

        Halley’s quote might be about right.

        I do think that is the plan, but it’s hard to accomplish anything when the “professional politicians” feel threatened. Red turns to purple pretty quick when they get to the swamp and the total commitment to obstruction by all of the arms of the leftist establishment (most harmfully the purported allies of the gope) has so far prevented a lot of real business from getting done.

    • June 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm
      Old Codger

      The problem is that with enough so-called “investigations” (witch hunts, truth be told) going on some bright (relatively speaking) congress critter is going to pop up and remind us all of the old “Where’s smoke there’s fire” maxim and with a couple of tweaks Ryan is going to have enough “evidence” to entertain a bill of impeachment which will be passed and sent on to the senate where McConnel can – with DEEPEST and MOST PROFOUND REGRETS – convene President Trump’s impeachment trial. With Chief Justice Roberts as presiding Judge, there will be no problem getting a 60 vote quorum assembled. Sic transit “The deposing of Donald Trump”.

      Followed shortly by (pick your title) either American Revolution v2.0 or American Civil War 2.0

  • June 14, 2017 at 6:00 am
    Bill G

    I wonder who will be charged with perjury in this witch hunt. Mixing lib metaphors, there is no there there in this nothingburger, but once a liberal special prostituter, er, prosecutor starts someone has to be charged, and lately it’s been a perjury rap.

    • June 14, 2017 at 8:35 am

      “Somebody’s got to go to jail…” (unless it’s a Klinton) $&@/!’s

      • June 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Reminds me of a movie a watched some time ago.

        James A. Wells, Assistant U.S. Attorney General: Now we’ll talk all day if you want to. But, come sundown, there’s gonna be two things true that ain’t true now. One is that the United States Department of Justice is goin’ to know what in the good Christ – e’scuse me, Angie – is goin’ on around here. And the other’s I’m gonna have somebody’s ass in muh briefcase.

        Absence of Malice (1981)

    • June 14, 2017 at 1:28 pm
      Old Codger

      Quoth Bill G

      “I wonder who will be charged with perjury in this witch hunt. “

      I have a strong suspicion that the answer to your question is one word, “Nobody”.

  • June 14, 2017 at 8:37 am
    Unca Walt

    Well, I’m in, CM.

  • June 14, 2017 at 8:56 am
    Spin Drift

    Bring out your dead. I wonder if the swamp will puke up a few sacrificial lambs to mollify the masses (Huma, I’m looking at you) to protect the Sith Overlords. It would be a three ring circus, a magical mystery tour of epic proportions. But one thing about a capitalist they are wired to get the job done and to ignore the meadow muffins. I trust that the wheels of guvmint is a changin’, slowly but surely, one step at a time. The frog doesn’t feel the heat till its cooked.

    Fractured analogies are us.

  • June 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Someone turned James Comey into Newt Gingrich?

    • June 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm
      Old Codger

      Newtie or the amphibian, either would be an improvement for Mueller.

  • June 14, 2017 at 9:33 am
    Big Jim
    • June 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Big Jim, Thanks for that link. I was also puzzled by the reference. The scene was refreshingly Newt. I feel better already.

  • June 14, 2017 at 10:04 am
    John D. Egbert

    I’m in . . .

  • June 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Chris: This year, as every year, my wife and I will donate, but damned if I can figure out how to get to the donation page! Can you make it easier to get to? How about a button that says “Donate Here”?

    • June 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Go to “Home”, click on any level, takes you straight to Paypal.

  • June 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    What is it about socialism that inspires people to kill?

    The congressional baseball practice shooter was a Bernie Sanders fan, and SJW protester… Belonged to several anti-Republican groups, and asked whether the team practicing were Democrats or Republicans, hoping to kill as many Republicans as possible.

    • June 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      “What is it about socialism that inspires people to kill?”

      Easy to answer once you understand that the goal is control.

      Money control, mind control, gun control, life control.

      Once you control the money, you can buy the minds. And once you control the guns, you can use force. Those you can’t force, you kill.

      Always follow the money.

      • June 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm

        Eon’s First Law;

        People follow belief systems, religious or otherwise, that sanctify behavior they would indulge in anyway. The belief system just lets them feel self-righteous about it.

        Ex.; Islam did not make the various tribalist groups of Arabs, Somalis, etc., xenophobic caravan robbers, cattle rustlers, slavers, murderers, rapists, and etc. It was just the only religion around that said it was OK to do all those things they’d been doing since before the invention of writing.

        Similarly, leftist anarchists don’t murder people and blow things up because leftism demands it. They are leftists because leftism is the philosophy that says it’s OK to kill people and blow shit up In The Name Of The Cause.

        A certain percentage of the population, regardless of race, etc., will always want to kill anybody who isn’t exactly like them.

        In our culture, if they’re high-school dropouts, they’re probably gang-bangers.

        If they manage to get through (or even to) college, odds are they will become hardcore leftists, because the majority of their professors started out forty-plus years ago as the same kind of warped, twisted fuckers, who discovered in their college years that leftism was cool with them being such.

        See how it works?

        clear ether


  • June 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I, too, think that the 17th Amendment should be repealed. Not that the electorate can’t handle it, but I think the 17th kept the balance between the states and federal government a bit better. After all, according to the the Constitution, the United States is (are) a collection of states that banded together to create a federal government to do what they couldn’t reasonably do on their own–not a big government with subdivisions for ease of control.

  • June 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm
    Spin Drift

    Well It looks like my comment on this mornings events in DC were scrubbed as most likely being a little over the top. Chris’s site, Chris’s rules is ok by me but what I was going to add is that I DO NOT CONDONE MORTAL VIOLENCE. I was just voicing the internal thoughts that many Americans have had concerning their treatment at the hands of the FeddotGov.

    The biggest example being SCOTUS determining that Obamacare was constitutional or that the current Congress can’t vote to repeal it. If you are like me you are tired of being played like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football.

    Again my apologies to all for the previous scrubbed post and a speedy recovery for all who were harmed by the in-custody individual. May this not happen again.

  • June 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    Don in AK

    Let me add my voice to the Repeal the 17th Amendment comments. It was the death knell to a true republic form of government.

  • June 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    Spin Drift

    Also happy Flag Day and a Happy Birthday to #45, a man of caliber.

    War Damn Screaming Eagle

  • June 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm
    Deplorable B Woodman

    Payment(s) sent. I’ve been saving all year for this. Now time to restart and increase the saving for next year.

  • June 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    If I select no merch, is the content downloadable, please?

    • June 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm
      Chris Muir

      Yup.If you select no merch, downloads are still included there for ya if ya want ’em.:)

  • June 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I’m not sure where in or out of The Swamp you would place Dr. Condoleeza Rice, but she recently stated that the American people were largely “ungovernable”. I’ll take that as a compliment from the Doctor. I perceive of the shit-storm taking place in Congress lately as the Ruling Elites slapping around the electorate like mobbed-up collection agents–pay the vigor, or bad things happen. If these shotcaller asshats are going to act like LCN goompahs, then they should get LCN goompah treatment–indictment and a long stretch in a Club Fed tennis prison, or get turned and go into witness protection while waiting for the Clintonistas to hunt you down.

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