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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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HUGO CHAVEZ DIES OF CANCER!

Venezuela’s vice president announced that President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday, ending 14 years of rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that Chavez died “after battling a tough illness for nearly two years.”

The death apparently sets up a presidential election to replace Chavez, whose illness prevented him from taking the oath of office for the term to which he was re-elected last year.

Under the constitution, the head of Congress, Diosdado Cabello, would assume the interim presidency.

The announcement came just hours after Maduro announced the government had expelled two U.S. diplomats from the country.

Maduro also said “we have no doubt” that Chavez’s cancer, which was first diagnosed in June 2011, was induced by foul play by “the historical enemies of our homeland.”

He compared the situation to the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, claiming Arafat was “inoculated with an illness.”

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Chavez’s inner circle has long claimed the United States was behind a failed 2002 attempt to overthrow him, and he has frequently played the anti-American card to stir up support. Venezuela has been without a U.S. ambassador since July 2010. (more…)

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It’s all about keeping the children safe, you know….

Lenin w Children

Does anyone else see a pattern here?

Stalin w Children

It’s all about keeping the children safe, you know….

Hitler w Children

Does anyone else see a pattern here?

Mao w Children

It’s all about keeping the children safe, you know….

Chaves w Children

Does anyone else see a pattern here…

Obama w Children

… or is it just me?

Obama is our enemy!

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I saw in a newspaper yesterday that Daniel Ortega said the world financial crisis is proof that God is punishing the United States.

Isn’t that special?

Daniel Ortega, you red-assed baboon, lying commie rat bastard, motherfucking piece of shit. Who the fuck are you to speak for God?

I thought you commies don’t believe in God. Now you’re one of his prophets?

If the US is being punished, then you will make sure all of your companeros and amigos in Nicarfuckingagua will stay the fuck out of el Norte, right?

Maybe Nicarfuckingagua gets all those earthquakes because God is punishing it for you being such a thieving commie fuck-face.

Why don’t you do something more useful with your mouth, like sucking on Hugo Chavez’s pino pequeño?

Otherwise we invite you to…

SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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Also see: The Bunghole Brothers: Castro, Chavez and Penn

So, our enemies are slowly stalking in like vultures…anticipating the death of the USA. Waiting to pick our bones. They know if Obama wins, we’re the meal — thanks to the Dems:

Two Peabrains in a pod

Two Pea Brains in a Pod Swapping Spit and Playing Tonsil Hockey

Feeling Expansive, Moscow Looks To U.S. ‘Backyard’: Latin America

by Daisy Sindelar

Meetings between officials of Russia and Venezuela have become so frequent as to barely merit a headline.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seemed to acknowledge as much this week, when he turned routine talks with his counterpart from Caracas into an opportunity to remind the world that a squadron of Russian warships is making steady progress in its historic journey toward the Caribbean for November military exercises with Venezuela.

The maneuvers come at a time when both countries’ ties with the United States are reaching new lows. But Lavrov sought to assure the gesture was anything but aggressive.  (more…)

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Terrorism: Interpol’s authentication of FARC computer data Thursday leaves little doubt about Venezuela’s bid to destabilize Colombia. So should the U.S. declare it a terror sponsor and stop buying its oil? Or do nothing? }} more…

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We love to read about other people’s marital problems. It’s similar to how we love to watch CSI shows where regular stiffs are constantly getting killed. That’s entertainment.

But there’s more to it than mere entertainment. There always is.

Our appetite is insatiable: Today it’s U.S. Rep. Vito Fosella, the cad congressman from Staten Island was caught this week with two families. It seems it was only last week that Governor Elliot Spitzer was caught whoring around. And whenever the media can go into a feeding frenzy, it does, as was the case with New Jersey’s ex-Governor James McGreevey, America’s past-President Bill Clinton, and America’s Civil Rights leaders including the Reverends Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesse Jackson.

Reasons for infidelity vary. (more…)

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DickheadRemember, the United States was part of an international chorus of countries that ruled the past Belarus presidential election was a fraud.

The most important nations to Belarus are Venezuela and Russia. Both want incumbent Alexander Lukashenko in office.

If the opposition ever succeeds in forcing him out of office, Russia may retaliate as it did with its gas pipeline shenanigans in the Ukraine.

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Belarus workers move bones from Jewish cemetery to dump

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez to left of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus is bulldozing yet another Jewish cemetery saying it has no choice but to consign the bones to city dumps.

In Gomel, Belarus, worker Mikhail Gubets said he stopped counting the Jewish skulls after the first 100. (more…)

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Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez is rattling his sword, deploying troops, and hoping to distract his increasingly agitated populace from the domestic policies that are dragging Venezuela deeper into the poverty and dysfunction of socialism. It is inevitable that as the economy declines, shortages spread, food become scarce, and crime skyrockets, a foreign enemy will be found to blame for the woes Chavez’ absurd policies cause.

Chavez is angry because some Marxist terrorists he was fond of died in a Colombian raid. You see, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) provided money to the tune of 150,000 dollars to Chavez while he was imprisoned after a failed coup attempt in the early 90’s. Their relationship is a cozy one, and now that he has power, he has become their benefactor, earning the affectionate code name of “angel,” and funneling millions of oil dollars into their revolutionary coffers. }} more…

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