This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
For just general FYI notices, use to “tips” pages. All the old ones remain for historical reference:
What’s Going On?
The election is now just under one week away. Corbin isn’t doing well, maybe that’s a good thing. In any case, time to start paying attention to Merry Olde again.
Supposedly coming out Monday. Early reviews of rumors range from bland irrelevance to damaging to Dems. The Democrats have started the early Propaganda Neutering operation to claim ongoing irrelevance. We’ll see on Monday. I hope.
Took on an air of Academic Idiocy this week as Nadler almost fell asleep in his own hearing listening to 3 hand picked Democratic Radical Professors claim that Trump simply MUST be impeached to save the Nation because he called the liars publishing proven lies “Fake News” in a Tweet and didn’t want to just hand over $Millions of OUR MONEY to foreigners with a strong reputation for corruption until he found out if the guy was going to spend it on drugs and getting his kid a cushy job ( I’d have tossed in “sex with underage girls” but Epstein is out of business now…)
Yeah, Impeach The Sucker for doing the job he was elected to do. Husband our money and weed out the corruption of The Swamp Creatures.
The next week, or at most 2, will let us know two things:
1) Just how stupid IS the Democratic Leadership. If they file articles of impeachment, they are toast. There will be 62 Million devoted Trump voters doing everything possible to end their terms in office.
2) Just how corrupt are the Democrats? Pelosi sure looked like she knew it was stupid, but someone either has a LOT of dirt on her, or told her “$Millions if you do it, replaced if you don’t.”
I’m bored of the whole thing. Some of the Dimmer Dems have quoted polls saying 52% of the public is in favor of their process (or some such crap). Maybe they ought to remember the last polls that had Hillary in a landslide and didn’t work out that well. People with jobs and a brain stopped answering polls long ago. Then, should one get through, and KNOWING that this is used against conservatives as they put you on a list, you can bet I’m going to answer one way: “Why yes, I think the Democrats are doing just fine.”
What “crime” have they got? Trump made them cry and he’s a mean white man. Sorry, not good enough.
I think I’ll get some “Trump – 8 more years!” signs and bumper stickers made up (and put them on random Democrats Teslas…) /sarc; for the sarcasm impaired…
So, OK, lets make history. Impeach 45, and we’ll re-elect him. Then, when next there is a Democrat POTUS, and a Republican House, impeach him or her immediately. Use the same rules and procedures. Cite the precedent. If it is Hillary, use Bengazi, the Uranium One deal, and more. If Warren, lying. If Sanders, his book deal. If any of the rest, and particularly Bloomberg, on the grounds that they failed to defend the Constitution (that whole 2nd Amendment thing). I’m comfortable with impeaching ANY and ALL politicians that advocate for gun bans since that is a clear violation of the “Right to KEEP and BEAR arms”.
You wanna dance? Call your tune and we’ll dance…
France has gone way over the top now with a General Strike. Air, rail, and taxi service out. Cities a mess. Antifa AND the Yellow Vests AND Unions all in the street together. I think Macron has just ended his acceptance.
As I said last time:
These things are just snowballing. Pretty soon it will be easier to list the places NOT having a riot. Let’s see if I can get them all (or at least the big ones) from memory.
I think I’m going back to just listing the big lumps when they float to the top. For now, that’s the USA, Brexit post vote, France any time, and then scattered bits in the EU. South America continues a mess and the Middle East has always been, so what’s the point in cataloging it? So “Israel bombed”… somebody who was a threat to them. That’s not even news anymore.
Biggest snippets I ran into in the news cycles were that the USA had sent a B-1 bomber batch to Saudi Arabia (some time ago) to Prince Sultan Air Base. So I wonder if the Saudi doing the shooting in Florida was a shia? Just saying… Iran not happy, try to make a “you and him fight” out of it.
The other interesting bit was the USA & Japan putting an airbase on an island on the edge of the East China Sea.
Japan to Buy Uninhabited Island for Carrier-borne Aircraft Drills
The Japanese government is buying an uninhabited island in the East China Sea to set up a military base in response to growing threats from China. Mage Island, has been acquired by the Japanese government for JPY16 billion (USD146 million) and is expected to host US carrier-based aircraft as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) exercises. It had previously been touted as a rocket launch site and a storage facility for spent fuel from nuclear reactors.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said during a press conference that Tokyo has reached an agreement in principle to buy the 8-square-kilometre island from a private company at a cost of about JPY16 billion (USD146 million), mainly to enable field carrier landing practice (FCLP) for the US Navy (USN). The acquisition of Mage Island is vitally important to maintaining and strengthening the deterrence of the US-Japanese alliance and to build up Japan nation’s defence capabilities.
This has China livid and the Hong Kong protesters encouraged. But it’s still just a barren flat rock. It has the leftovers of a rough air field from when it was used in W.W.II, so easy to repave.
Who’s Your President?
I think I’ll leave this blank this week until someone changes hats.
We’ve got record snow cover already and it’s just started.
Just wonder what it will be like when Winter actually starts…