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Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?

Two events from the last two days stand out. The first came Monday night with President Trump’s forceful yet compassionate speech at the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The president opened with an extraordinary apology on behalf of the country to Kav­anaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they endured during the historically brutal confirmation process. He said the unfounded allegations violated fairness and “the presumption of innocence.”

Trump also tenderly addressed Kavanaugh’s young daughters, telling them “your father is a great man, a man of decency, character, kindness and courage.”

The event was something of a spike-the-football moment in front of a cheering White House audience and as such was a clever piece of stagecraft, where Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, Charles Grassley, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins were saluted.

But the ceremony was much more than mere boosterism. With the eight other Supremes sitting in the front row, Trump aimed to restore dignity to the judiciary at a time when the dirtiest tricks of politics have buried the court in a mountain of mud.

The president is right to worry that the character-assassination attempt on Kavanaugh may turn out to be a seminal moment in American political and cultural history. The ideas that the court is just another political branch and that the presumption of innocence no longer applies if you are on the other team represent a seismic shift in how we look at each other and the nation as a whole.

If those ideas stick, we are in more trouble than we can imagine.

And while Trump has at times unnecessarily contributed to the rancor, he was terrific Monday in trying to repair what Senate Democrats and their media handmaidens tried to destroy.

Which brings me to the second event of note: Hillary Clinton’s statement Tuesday that Democrats “cannot be civil” as long as Republicans hold the White House and Congress.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?

Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.

She’s stoking trouble to gain a foothold in the 2020 race — and damn the consequences.

Her claim that civility can return when Dems have power is an admission that the ends justify the means.

Then again, she never fails to disappoint. As I wrote Sunday, she has spent the last two years casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Trump presidency because the election didn’t go her way. That makes her guilty of the very thing she found “horrifying” when Trump suggested he might not abide by the results if he thought they were rigged.

“He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position,” she said in their final debate, in October 2016.

She added, “That is not the way our democracy works.”

But it does work exactly that way when Democrats are denied what they feel entitled to. They should be careful what they wish for.

For if the Kavanaugh experience revealed anything, it is that Trump’s GOP knows how to fight back and win. It is hard to imagine that Kavanaugh would have survived such an onslaught under any other ­recent Republican candidate or president.

There were so many reasons, and so much media pressure, that it would not have been surprising if a bloc of senators called the allegations a “distraction” and waved a white flag. They didn’t because Trump and Kavanaugh didn’t back down.

Still, there is danger when two sides both think they can outlast the other. Responding to my concern that America might be sleepwalking into a second civil war, a number of readers agreed. Some said they welcomed it.

Curt Doolittle wrote this: “We aren’t sleepwalking into it, we know exactly what we’re doing and why. The hard right and hard left are planning on it, ready for it, and looking for an opportunity.”

He said the pressure has been building and that “the only reason it hasn’t turned hot is the outlier of Trump’s election. If Clinton had won, we’d already be there.”

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http://nypost.com/2017/09/23/valerie-plames-new-anti-semitic-game/

Hey Valerie – SHUT THE FUCK UP

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When I was in grade school, we were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.

I’m pretty sure that this was a hemisphere wide phenomenon, especially after spending a Columbus Day weekend in Acapulco years ago and partying hearty with a number of guys down from Mexico City celebrating the holiday as well.

Columbus didn’t discover the Americas.

Beside all the Indians who knew it was here, many Europeans did as well.

Columbus was working off existing Portuguese maps and charts.

Columbus eventually commercialized the land mass that got in the way of his original goal; finding a water route to the Indies and the spice trade that made men rich.

We get too bogged down in inordinate sub-plots and lose sight of what was the root of Chris’ motivation.

Essentially, the overland spice routes went through Muslim dominated territories.

Look at a map.

Columbus for better or worse was looking to wrest control of the spice routes from the Muslim cartel that subjected the merchants to piracy, theft, murder and extortion.

I guess that’s just another reason for commies and anarchists to take down his statues.

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During a visit to Richmond Virginia earlier this summer my son was aghast at all the statues honoring heroes of the Confederate army.

He said it was the equivalent of going to Germany and seeing statues of Nazis.

As egregious as slavery was, it was not designed to annihilate slaves like the Nazi goal of eradicating Jews.

A large number of  Southerners who fought for the Confederacy did not own slaves.

The cause they believed they were fighting for was to preserve their way of life from Northern aggression.

We have come to believe the North fought to free the slaves as opposed to just preserving the Union.

It was really a war of cultural chauvinism.

Many of the confederate heroes enshrined in honor had proved themselves to be great Americans before the war.

I can see why either side of the equation feels the way they do.

There are many fine, upstanding and righteous individuals on both sides of this coin.

Wanting the statues up or down doesn’t make anyone inherently good or evil.

The bee in my bonnet is selective memory, selective amnesia and selective outrage.

If Harvey Fierstein admires my tie, does that make me gay?

Just because some Nazis agree with you on an issue it doesn’t make you a Nazi.

I’m all for showing Nazis the working end of a baseball bat up close and personal, but that in and of itself doesn’t make me a saint.

Stalin fought the Nazis and he’s the only person known to mankind that has any business being compared to Hitler.

The leftist  mobs who showed up in Charlottesville to disrupt the protest were not solely as my wife described, “peaceful college kids”.

They were another bunch of Nazi thugs with different flags and different hats.

But the bigger issue for me is this.

If the statues of Confederates and the Stars and Bars are to be banned because of their association with slavery, let’s be thoroughly consistent.

Take the the statues and rename the streets, schools and institutions named for the following.

Any New England sea captain or ship owner.

Any industrialist who manufactured clothes made from cotton.

Any wholesaler or retailer who sold those finished goods.

Any southern landed gentry who owned a plantation.

And most importantly, any politician or office holder of any level who was a member of the Democrat party from 1850 to 1960.

No other group in power did more to protect the institution of slavery, promote segregation, or subjugate and impoverish black Americans in those 110 years.

Come to think of it their policies today continue to maintain the bigotry of low expectations, the  destitution of broken families and to chain blacks to Uncle Sam’s Welfare Plantation.

Help a black person, boycott Democrats.

Jim Crow was a Democrat. So was every Grand Dragon and Imperial Wizard.

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‘Nuff said

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KISH MEINE YIDDISHE TOOKHISS

Isn’t it funny how Obama has spent his life decrying and apologizing for America’s big bad imperialism but has had no qualms about throwing his supposed weight around when it came to interfering with Israeli elections?

Just like the way he goes to bat and carries water for the Iranian right to develop nuclear energy when he’s forcing America to rely on wind and sun, even at the expense of the coal industry.

How come he’s not strong-arming the Persians to have windmills and solar panels?

But getting back to Bibi.

I’m about a third of the way through a book I was given and that has sat on the shelf unread for at least a decade.

It was written in the late 90s and reprinted in 2003.

The name of the book is A Durable Peace and was written by none other than Netanyahu.

Love him or hate him, there is no getting around the plethora of things he predicted that have come to pass in the last 18 years. He also displays an understanding of the Arab/Muslim mindset far beyond what the leftist robotrons regurgitate incessantly.

Buy the book, stand by Israel, and fuck Obama.

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We are bombarded with news about legitimate rights of Palestinians. Who are these people who call themselves Palestinians?

They are Arabs.

Who are Arabs? They are the people who speak Arabic.

And what about an Arab Nationalist Movement?
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