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Comment Re:The two principals are Russia and Europe (Score 1) 7

The real escalation comes from that place that nobody can touch.

Israel, Iran, or Saudi Arabia?

"Mafia driven", gangsterism is an excellent description (another mark of, ugh!, progress on your part, or is the wife subbing for you today?).

Gosh. Thanks. As though the intersection of organizational behavior and politics is mysterious or something.

The article is working off of press releases (as all the papers do), not intelligence, or any other knowledge of what really is taking place

Well, sure. And yet the countries, actors, and goals aren't exactly new or unknown. So the "intelligence" angle is substantially tactical.

Comment Re:Hillary has... been opposed to single payer (Score 1) 21

You have to understand a few things about the Left:
(1) They think lesser beings (e.g. conservatives) are just so much meat.
(2) They reject any sort of absolute truth, irrespective of whether that includes a religious dimension.
(3) They will always argue the present tense, and only admit to a past which positively supports their argument, or attacks their opponent. No 'precedent' matters, especially if already airbrushed via (2).

Comment You better fix your unicode characters (Score 1) 1

You better fix your unicode characters, or fustakrakich will offer you a tut-tut.
With respect to the JE, read the book of Acts. Rubio is regurgitating Peter in front of the Sanhedrin when they explained, regarding this Jesus figure: "Shut up."
You're not going to get anything different out of Cruz, for that matter. Trump is nominally a Presbyterian, but I wouldn't rely on him.
The Progressive Faith is at odds with any orthodox member of an Abrahamic faith. The optimal answer is for politics to avoid setting itself in conflict with faith, and there are reasonable compromises to achieve this.
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Journal Journal: Astute Article on the Turkey/Russia Kerfuffle 7

A Necessary Conversation

The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don't fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war.

Comment Re:W.C. Fields Does Politics (Score 1) 7

The whole Bill Cosby takedown should be instructive. When Gloria Allred and a phalanx of bimbos arrive with 88 miles of innuendo, the resulting reality show will make Charlie Sheen look like Billy Graham.
(Was I all over the map there, or what?)

Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 84

I was reacting to "Some of your favorite (by message and JE count) conspiracies are of things that haven't happened at all. . ." but I really just can't quit laughing at your mindless cheerleading efforts. We've reached the point where it's not worth attempting to discuss anything at all. Which, possibly, has been your aim all along.

Comment Re:W.C. Fields Does Politics (Score 1) 7

Again, it's a question of ownership. Just like I suspect someone has a J.S. McCain file dating to his Keating Five days, so too I expect there is substantial dirt that will, at a surprising time, blow the bogus hairstyle right off Trump.

Comment Re:W.C. Fields Does Politics (Score 1) 7

I suspect you'll find he's fairly formidable against Clinton

Check the weather forecast, and see if it won't be raining knives in Trumps area at some point. Guy with that many decades in business has GOT to be an oppo goldmine.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux