January 2, 2020

At the Winter Beach Café...

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... you can talk all night.

(The western view at 7:37 a.m.)

145 comments:

Ralph L said...

Beech? Pretty sure that's a Larch.

MadisonMan said...

I notice 2019 was just below normal temperature-wise in Madison. I'm digging the warmer-than-normal January. (Why no, I don't ski! Why do you ask?)
I also noticed a still-not-completely-dark western sky after 5 today! Progress!

Michael K said...

Does anyone know if Patterico 's blog is off line ? I just clicked on a link and got something unrelated.

I have not looked for months.

narciso said...

No hes still over macho grande

Maybe hes pining for the fjords:
https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidPDuffy25/status/1212909477357379585

Clyde said...

Speaking of pining for the fjords, looks like the Iranians' Quds Force commander just became a "good Muslim."

chickelit said...

That's a fab-looking beach as Titus would concur.

David Begley said...

On MSNBC, the death of the Quds Force General was referred to as “an assassination.” As if that was a bad thing.

Seeing Red said...

This is 2020, not 1979.

Seeing Red said...

He was at Baghdad Int.l airport, was he flying out?

mccullough said...

He sleeps with the fishes, now

narciso said...

The genius of vox

https://mobile.twitter.com/NoahCRothman/status/1212907116677214208

Seeing Red said...

He never should have been there in the first place.

Wince said...

An Iranian general declared today that Tehran was not afraid of war after Donald Trump threatened the country after the siege at the US embassy in Iraq...

'We are not leading the country to war, but we are not afraid of any war and we tell America to speak correctly with the Iranian nation.' Islamic Revolutionary Guards Commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned. 'We have the power to break them several times over and are not worried.'

Trump had said in a tweet on Tuesday that Iran would be 'held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat.'

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Meet @hmousavian, an Iranian terrorist turned “Princeton scholar,” who runs #Iran’s talking points in mainstream media.

https://twitter.com/HeshmatAlavi/status/1125422061894230016

****

Black women of child-bearing age make up 3% of the US population

Yet they account for 39% of abortions

Listen to the crowd at this black church erupt in applause when the pastor reveals what Trump did to curb that
This is an awakening
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1212555122888171521

****

Let’s take another look at this

Brennans personal emails got hacked and blackmailed by 15 yr old
hacker had access from October 2015 to Feb 2016
pretty interesting late 2015? When Brennan started his freak out?

https://twitter.com/ThunderB/status/1212438927283544064

Tommy Duncan said...

"Oone kauha wiki wiki, sweet brown maiden said to me
As she gave me language lessons on the beach at Waunakee
Oone kauha wiki wiki, she then said and smiled with glee
But she would not translate for me on the beach at Waunakee
Oone kauha wiki wiki, she repeated playfully
Oh, those lips were so inviting on the beach at Waunakee

Oone kauha wiki wiki, she was surely teasing me
So I caught that maid and kissed her on the beach at Waunakee
Oone kauha wiki wiki, you have learned it perfectly
Don't forget what I have taught you said the maid from Waunakee"


Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky Nelson on the beach at Waikiki

Browndog said...

Khamenei got cocky with Trump on Twitter, Trump takes out Soleimani.

HOLY. SHIT.

Big Mike said...

This one tickled my funny bone. On New Years Eve a serious fire broke out at the Avalon Resort lodge near Paw Paw, WV. The part I found funny was this line: "Volunteer firefighters from three states battled the blaze."

What could have brought so many volunteer firefighters out to fight a fire? Did I mention that the Avalon is a "clothing optional" resort, and that it was going to celebrate a "Happy Nude Year" party?

Can you imagine the discussion when a tired firefighter gets home? "Where've you been, honey?" "Fighting a fire over in West Virginia." "That's not even in this state. Where in West Virginia?" "The Avalon nudist resort." "You're sleeping on the sofa tonight!"

Tommy Duncan said...

Blogger Browndog said...

"Khamenei got cocky with Trump on Twitter, Trump takes out Soleimani."

Don't pick a fight with a skunk.

Seeing Red said...

I want to know who squealed.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

I see our permawar in the middle east continues unabated. Wasn't Trump going to get us out of there? Literally nothing he says has any truth value.

Seeing Red said...

Not tired of winning!

They pushed, we pushed back. They chose poorly.

Nichevo said...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/353447/


Howard, I got a treat for you...

Tommy Duncan said...

ARM -- At least we're not funding our enemies with plane loads of cash any more...

Oh, and the horse you rode in on.

Nichevo said...

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned.


Salami, salami, baloney!

Browndog said...

Libs coming out of the woodwork crying over one of the most hated men in all the Middle-East.

Obama's point man on Iran hardest hit:

Ben Rhodes
‏Verified account @brhodes

Congress has to assert itself and determine exactly what our Iran policy is. Did we mean to do this? Do we have any plan for what comes next? What is the legal basis for all this?

narciso said...

Ben rhodes who handed 150 billion over the sepah without a receipt

Browndog said...

Iran's top military commander was just killed in Baghdad.

The deputy chief of Hezbollah was killed.

Iran's top militia leader in Iraq was killed.

The two militia leaders who led the attack on our embassy were arrested by Marines as well.


Epic.

Keep an eye on all the "real conservatives" that called Trump weak for not attacking Iran for shooting down a drone.

Seeing Red said...

We hate you America, sez the people wearing jeans, baseball caps and using I-phones.

Bwaaaaaaaa

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Candygram for Soleimani!

FullMoon said...

Wince said... [hush]​[hide comment]

An Iranian general declared today that Tehran was not afraid of war after Donald Trump threatened the country after the siege at the US embassy in Iraq..



Guess he expected a tweet instead of a spanking. Bet he has changed locations this evening.

Ken B said...

Oh ARM, what a fool you are. You are like a man complaining when a murderer is arrested, “I thought we stopped mass incarceration.”

FullMoon said...

What is the legal basis for all this?

Maybe it was just an accident, sorry !

FullMoon said...

Literally nothing he says has any truth value.

Yeah, pretty sure he told them to quit fuckin' around, or else..


Kinda, they bring a knife, we bring a gun, right?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Come what may, but this shitstain should have been taken out years ago. He and Iran are directly responsible for hundreds of US servicemen's death and thousands of injuries.

Shame on Bush and Obama for not taking care of this years ago.

Browndog said...

“"Soleimani is our leader" written under window by Iran-backed militiamen at U.S. Embassy Baghdad, about head of IRGC’s Quds Force, responsible for special operations in Iraq and Syria

Pretty sure no one is going to be attacking another US embassy as long as Trump is President.

mccullough said...

The Swamp got $50 billion of that money. Maybe even half.

This was a proportionate response. The guy was 62. He was at retirement age. Trump did the Mullahs a favor.

mccullough said...

Is Rhodes worried the Mullahs are going to rat them out?

Kerry met with them and assured them Trump was going to be gone. The $50 billion payment to the Swamp was worthless. Iran is now worse off. We’re sympathetic. Obama let us down too.

Browndog said...

Pretty sure the days of Iran taking US Navy sailors hostage using bass boats on the open sea, then us apologizing to them are over too.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

“That guy (President Trump) has tweeted that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad & we will respond to Iran. 1st: You can’t do anything.

Kamenei's tweet to Trump earlier today.

Temujin said...

Bombs went off at the Baghdad Airport and heads are exploding at NBC & CNN. Weird.

narciso said...

That was a foolish move, friedman probably couldnt read it, but people at centcom can and do.

anti-de Sitter space said...

“Pretty sure the days of Iran taking US Navy sailors hostage using bass boats on the open sea, then us apologizing to them are over too”

Will they now speed up or stay the same or slow down re their work on nukes?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Bombs went off at the Baghdad Airport and heads are exploding at NBC & CNN. Weird.

Some people did some things. Shrug.

Seeing Red said...

They may have gotten someone who’s with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, too.

FullMoon said...

Will they now speed up or stay the same or slow down re their work on nukes?

Inferring we destroy their facilities may be premature. Remain calm.

Drago said...

Good to see ARM has not relapsed into his moronic "Great Awakening" and imminent recession narratives.

Good for you ARM.

Hang in there tiger.

FullMoon said...


Treason! Secretary Pompeo: Former Obama Officials Are Telling Iran to Wait Out Trump — Then America Will Go Back to Appeasing Iran
Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft January 2, 2020 411 Comments

1.8KShare 329Tweet Email

Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry was secretly meeting with Iranian officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

After the news broke last week, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee called on G-men to arrest John Kerry for his treasonous acts.

Kerry was working against the Trump administration to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal.

In May of 2018 former Obama Secretary of State was seen dining with several Iranian regime officials.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump’s claim that John Kerry violated the Logan Act is “true.”

“It’s true. I mean I was there in Munich when I saw not only Kerry … the whole gang that crafted that terrible deal…they were there, they met with the Iranian leadership,” Pompeo said during an appearance on “Fox and Friends.”

“It’s unusual, but more importantly, it’s wrong,” said Pompeo.

On Thursday Secretary Pompeo accused the Obama officials of secretly telling Iran to wait out President Trump — then America will go back to appeasing.

Via FOX News:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused members of the Obama administration of undermining President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran by telling the Iranians to “just hang on” until Trump loses in 2020.

“I’ll be straight up with you,” Pompeo says in an interview for the American Enterprise Institute’s national security podcast “What The Hell Is Going On?,” which I co-anchor with my colleague Dany Pletka, “you have folks who served in the previous administration who are telling the Iranian leaders today, ‘Just hang on. President Trump will lose in the election in November and we’ll go back to appeasement. America will write you a big check, we’ll underwrite your terror campaign around the world, we’ll give you a clear pathway to a nuclear weapon system. Just wait until the Trump administration is finished.’”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/01/treason-secretary-pompeo-former-obama-officials-are-telling-iran-to-wait-out-trump-then-america-will-go-back-to-appeasing-iran/

mccullough said...

The Mullahs likely will back down now. They escalate more, then they will be assassinated. Putin will explain it to them. He understands how this works.

Browndog said...

Hassan Hassan
‏Verified account @hxhassan

Iran got too comfortable with the US predictable response.

• shot down a US drone.
• attacked Saudi oil facilities, unprecedented
• struck an American base, even if the victim was one contractor
• organized embassy storming
• Sulaimani still moved around feeling invincible

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Relax people. It was just "workplace violence."

Inga said...

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
In order to get elected,
@BarackObama
will start a war with Iran.
1:48 PM · Nov 29, 2011·TweetDeck


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.

19.2K
3:39 PM - Oct 9, 2012

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
I predict that President Obama will at some point attack Iran in order to save face!
4:23 PM · Sep 16, 2013·Twitter Web Client


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly-not skilled!

1,291
8:55 PM - Nov 10, 2013

Seeing Red said...



Treason! Secretary Pompeo: Former Obama Officials Are Telling Iran to Wait Out Trump — Then America Will Go Back to Appeasing Iran
Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft January 2, 2020 411 Comments


I read that 3? Years ago? I guess they couldn’t wait.

Wait out Trump and more cash will flow, I’ll bet.

That $150 billion could have been put to Social Security.

Seeing Red said...

Trump didn’t attack Iran.

Browndog said...

LOL-

All the butt hurt libs are sharing age old Trump tweets from completely different circumstances to show how butt hurt they are. Maddow looked like she was going to cry.

Meanwhile, Iraq's Tahrir Square is awash in celebration.

Drago said...

Admiral Inga checks in!!

Just in time to bolster the Kavanaugh is a gang rape leader narratives!!

It seems like only yesterday Admiral Inga was going on and on and on about how critically important a short delay in a scheduled computer security exercise was and how it was basically Munich II.

Quick question for the remaining hoax russian collusion truthers like Inga and HoaxPPT: why would Trump order the whacking of key players of a russian client state?

Take your time and while you are coming up with brand new gibberish, ponder the Nordstream II sanctions.

LOL

Seeing Red said...

Via Rantburg:

BREAKING:

Reports of celebrations in Iraq following confirmation of Qassem Suleimani's death - a man who had the blood of tens of thousands of Iraqis on his hands. A monster in the body of a human being. https://twitter.com/Mo_Allamy/status/1212918739890581504 …


There’s video.



Birches said...

Trump flexing killing terrorists by tweeting out a picture of an American flag is the best part of this evening.

Are you not entertained?

traditionalguy said...

Everyone in District of Criminals knows the reason why Obama's 1.4 billion of the pay off was sent to the Mullahs in untraceable cash and gold bars was so that a third of the loot could kick back to the EU leaders and the Soros/Clinton/Obama Gang's secret bank accounts. Khamenei has twice threatened to tell on all of them if they don't stop that Bad Orange Man.

Drago said...

Boy, that "Benghazi" lefty talking point didnt even survive 48 hours!!

LOL

Better luck next time Admiral Inga! Perhaps you should be conferring with Field Marshall Freder for your next set of talking points.

Seeing Red said...

BREAKING: U.S. Marines have arrested multiple Iran-backed military leaders in Iraq - Al Arabiya

Also:

Please help promote #FreeIran2020

Seeing Red said...

A few Iraqis seem happy. It won’t last, but.....

Drago said...

Obama sends billions to the largest state sponsor of terror.

Trump sends packages of a different sort to our enemies.

Seeing Red said...

BTW, if he was in Iran, he wouldn’t be dead. He should have stayed home.

chickelit said...

Inga retweeted...

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.


Well, Obama and Hillary did strike Libya with some "kinetic warfare," destabilizing the country. That led directly to Benghazi. And only you and Cedarford backed the filmmaker BS around here.

anti-de Sitter space said...

"Putin will explain it to them. He understands how this works."

What if he tells them that we'll always be able to F with them as long as they don't have nukes as a deterrent? What if they come to that conclusion on their own?

Or, is the idea that if we F with them more and more, then supposedly they'll hit a tipping point where because of the terrible pain they'll be scared such that they'll conclude that it's best for them to maintain no nukes such that we are always able to massively F them when we want cause they got no nukes?

Although I'd like it if they did, I wouldn't bet that they'll see our increasingly harsh F-ing them, and then conclude that that's a balance they'd like to maintain forever by not having nukes.

I dunno.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

-marines have arrested multiple Iran-backed mil leaders in iraq

-NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Keith Ranier Faces Life Imprisonment

(iirc, the sentencing was delayed-- is he spilling beans? Could be quite juicy)

https://www.theunshackled.net/rundown/clinton-linked-nxivm-sex-cult-exposed-as-ringleader-keith-ranier-faces-life-imprisonment

-Brian Cate's pep talk for the new year:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1212806117086105600.html

Drago said...

How long until the democratics and LLR-lefties add the killing of terrorist mastermind and democrat-declared "spark of divinity" Soleimani to the current hoax articles of impeachment?

Seeing Red said...

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast

Huh?

Drago said...

adSs: "What if he tells them that we'll always be able to F with them as long as they don't have nukes as a deterrent? What if they come to that conclusion on their own?"

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

History began 15 minutes ago for lefties like adSs!

Hey dummy, obambi and Biden and Hillary have already taught the world that lesson in spades in Libya.

Which also accelerated the islamic supremacist refugee waves into Europe.

Thanks for playing.

Try reviewing recent history once in a while. It would truly set you apart from your lefty/LLR-lefty pals.

chickelit said...

Congress has to assert itself and determine exactly what our Iran policy is. Did we mean to do this? Do we have any plan for what comes next? What is the legal basis for all this?

Has anyone bothered to check what that little Iranian cypher who was last seen living with the Obamas has to say about all this?

chickelit said...

Seeing Red said...Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast

You mean the town where Titanic was built?

Big Mike said...

Did we mean to do this? Do we have any plan for what comes next? What is the legal basis for all this?

Taking these questions in order: (1) I imagine so, yes. (2) Yes, but you don’t need to know what it is. The one with the slightly complex answer is (3) under long-established international law a country’s embassy is part of its sovereign territory. In launching an attack on the American embassy Iran and its Iraqi stooges technically committed an act of war on the US itself. Ben Rhodes should know this.

Drago said...

In other important ME news: Israel begins energy production in its massive Leviathan field. Right on top of the US becoming the worlds largest producer of oil and gas as well as becoming a net exporter.

Islamic supremacists, democratics and LLR-lefties hardest hit.

narciso said...

Suleimani has murdered or maimed hundreds of american and other coalition forces. He was the viceroy who oversaw the suppression of the wave of protests.

Seeing Red said...

Via Rantburg: ...Overnight, demonstrators pitched tents and camped outside the embassy walls. On Wednesday morning, they were bringing in food supplies, cooking equipment and mattresses, Reuters witnesses said, suggesting they intended to stay for a long time....


Seems they were in for the long haul.

anti-de Sitter space said...

Drago,

Is history when they filled a reactor core w/ cement, stopped centrifuges and shipped nuke material out of country?

I.e. is history back before DJT? I.e. before they started ramping up uranium enrichment?

Is the idea that now they'll slow and/or stop? Unlike they've done re responding to DJT so far? When do DJT's policies start to make the Iranian nuke problem better, instead of worse?

Seeing Red said...

Also via Rantburg:

Major Iran protests erupted in November 2019 triggering the greatest existential crisis in the regime's 40-year history. Protesters took to the streets in at least 191 cities calling for regime change. The regime has resorted to brute repression, killing at least 1500 protesters and arresting thousands more. It also shut down Iran’s internet completely for a week, blocking images of the protests from reaching the outside world.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IRAN PROTESTS:
Number of restive cities: 191
Number of martyrs: At least 1500
Number of injured: More than 4,000
Number of detainees: More than 12,000

The protests began on November 15, 2019 over a three-fold rise in gasoline prices but in less than 24 hours, the chants became entirely political. Iranians are chanting “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to Rouhani” on the streets of Iran. They want regime change.

Seeing Red said...

Only 1 policy will make it better: submit.

narciso said...

Theyve been testing us for forty years, one can look farther back to noel in moore in khartroum in 1972, one of the beneficiaries of the deal was naccache and associate of carlos the jackal.

Drago said...

anti-de Sitter space: "Drago,

Is history when they filled a reactor core w/ cement, stopped centrifuges and shipped nuke material out of country?"

Playing dumb is probably your best move here.

Gadaffi was going along with all US requirements related to weapons systems and what did your heroes do?

Had him removed from power and thrown to libyan islamic supremacist wolves.

Hillary quote: "We came. We saw. He died" (cue mad Hillary cackle)

That lesson was lost on.....no one.

But I get it. This is bad for the dems so its important to you to find something, anything, to cling to......bitterly.

Iman said...

“ Does anyone know if Patterico 's blog is off line ? I just clicked on a link and got something unrelated.”

It might as well be. He has around a dozen steady commenters and he rarely posts anything. I think your LGF comparison was spot on, as he seems to derive pleasure from alienating people.

Josephbleau said...

Seeing Red said...Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast


She can hold office hours down the pub behind a bottle of Bushmills.

Tommy Duncan said...

The speed with which the US actions against Iran played out today is stunning. This was carefully planned and anticipated in advance. Iran tripped the trigger today and US forces acted with precision.

Trump and his team saw this coming. They planned. They acted. This is what real leadership looks like.

Iman said...

“Epic.
Keep an eye on all the "real conservatives" that called Trump weak for not attacking Iran for shooting down a drone.“

Brother, you nailed it!

Drago said...

Is aggressive and competent defense of America's interests an impeachable offense?

narciso said...

Well at least were talking about real things, not peach mint, which has nothing to do with anything.

Tommy Duncan said...

I'm sorry if Ann fails to find her desired boredom in the actions in Iran today. Being a doormat for Islamic terrorism is not the kind of boredom we should embrace.

Iman said...

“ Did we mean to do this? Do we have any plan for what comes next? What is the legal basis for all this?”

Young Ben “Dirty” Rhodes asks these questions? Why, it’s as if he literally knows nothing.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@narciso

lots of stuff from these 2 {in your spare time ;-) }

@CarrollQuigley1 @BenKTallmadge

Iman said...

Soleimani dead, Inga and makers of goat sex lubricants hardest hit...

StephenFearby said...

WaPo:

"The death of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s most revered military leaders, is certain to heighten tensions between the United States and Iran."

Revered?

Fox News:

'...Inside Iran, his name generates something of a split view. In March this year, Iran’s Supreme Leader awarded him the highest military order – the Order of Zulfaqar – making him the very first Iranian official to be endowed with the commendation since the 1979 founding of the Islamic Republic.

He was even immortalized in a 2017 epic animated film entitled “Battle for the Persian Gulf,” in which he takes center stage vanquishing the Americans in the imaginary conflict.

Yet one young Iranian dissident in the country told Fox News that, at least quietly, he is characterized as “a criminal,” but most are afraid to protest in the face of being arrested, maimed or killed.'

Gahrie said...

The death of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s most revered military leaders

By followers of the religion of peace?

narciso said...

Queens university had some prestigious graduates like seamus heaney and david trimble, but everything is for sale now.

narciso said...

Hes like keyser soyse, he was everyehete and nowhere, from the iran iraq war to syria and yemen

narciso said...


Red queen seens upset


https://mobile.twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1212954353713074176

Gahrie said...

Will they now speed up or stay the same or slow down re their work on nukes?

The only thing driving the Iranian push for nuclear weapons is the pursuit of power and prestige. They would be doing their best to build the bomb if we were shipping them a billion dollars a year, and they would be doing their best to build the bomb if we were carpet bombing their cities.

Drago said...

Democrats & LLR-leftists now officially on record as being opposed to killing terrorist leader Soleimani and supporting unrestricted immigration into the US of MS13 "spark of divinity" murderers.

But really, who didn't see that coming?

narciso said...

And danang blumenthal, chimes in

Chris Lopes said...

I'm a never-trumper to my core. I think the guy is a world class ass clown. On the other hand, making sure the world understands that organizing an invasion of a US embassy is not a healthy lifestyle choice sounds like a good idea.

This "revered" military leader wasn't shot down in the streets of Paris by a Mossad hit team. He was killed in a military strike while operating in a country not his own, against American interests and American personnel. He put himself in harm's way and got "unlucky". Stuff happens.

StephenFearby said...


[Senator] Chris Murphy [Dem, CT]

@ChrisMurphyCT
The attack on our embassy in Baghdad is horrifying but predictable.

Trump has rendered America impotent in the Middle East. No one fears us, no one listens to us.

America has been reduced to huddling in safe rooms, hoping the bad guys will go away.

What a disgrace.


And a couple days later:


Chris Murphy

@ChrisMurphyCT
Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question.

The question is this - as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?


That might be the most shameless one-eighty in recent memory.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2020/01/02/shameless-sen-chris-murphy-did-a-fast-one-eighty-on-his-criticism-of-trumps-response-to-iran-aggression-after-reports-soleimani-killed-in-airstrike/

narciso said...

Respected adversary, with the butchers bill he racked up, probably fed the maw that was islamic state.

narciso said...

He was for it, before he was against it?

Mr. Forward said...

Just the pallet, no cash.

rightguy said...

Farmer is MIA tonight.

chickelit said...

The Dem responses are all the same: "Soleimani was a terrible guy, but Trump was wrong to take him out."

Every stinkin' one of them.

Jon Ericson said...

Tomorrow's talking points tonight.

Jon Ericson said...

I'm Shocked!

walter said...

Maybe he should have worn a disguise.
It's sad that somehow his Baghdad R&R trip was revealed.

narciso said...



And this corner, the fellow who thought medvedev would have the power.

https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1212969980003803143

Jon Ericson said...

You shook me

Jon Ericson said...

Rod and Jeff.

Drago said...

Chris Lopes: "I'm a never-trumper to my core."

What does that even mean in the context of how the dems literally Stasi-ized our federal government?

Iman said...

Some of Jeff B’s best!

Drago said...

Have the democratics/LLR-lefties started a GoFundMe for Soleimani yet?

Jon Ericson said...

Conference call at 4:30. Nap time for glorious vanguard.

walter said...

Drago,
Doesn't look like a proper Muslim send-off is possible.
Maybe a scholarship?

Quaestor said...

"Literally nothing he says has any truth value," says the thief of Aristotle's face whose own truth value is less than nothing.

Crazy World said...

Well this escalated quickly, MAGA! Unpeach!!

Crazy World said...

Gorgeous picture by the way Ann.

Chris Lopes said...

@Drago
It means I didn't vote for him in 2016 and I won't vote for him in 2020. My point being that despite how I feel about the guy, the strike in this situation was justified. I place country over politics.

Ken B said...

No Farmer, no Birkel. Nor Tokyo Chuck.

walter said...

And your alternative come November? See someone you like?

Drago said...

Chris Lopes: "@Drago
It means I didn't vote for him in 2016 and I won't vote for him in 2020. My point being that despite how I feel about the guy, the strike in this situation was justified. I place country over politics."

No you dont. What a pathetic self-serving lie.

If you are a nominal republican and decide you just cant vote for OrangeManBad then you are affirmatively supporting whomever the democrat candidate happens to be.

The choice is binary.

But hey, maybe you like the direction the dems are taking us in.

Jon Ericson said...

Tell Me Lies

Drago said...

walter: "Drago,
Doesn't look like a proper Muslim send-off is possible.
Maybe a scholarship?"

Well, I am reluctant to speak directly to your point as it might upset Chris Lopes delicate nature and sense of decorum.

Crazy World said...

excellent chickelit 10:17 evil indeed

Also:
Trump is interfering in elections!

Drago said...

Chris Lopes is no doubt hoping for another totally not corrupt at all Mueller investigation into this unprecedented action by Trump because its just not fair that Trump has delivered the most conservative governance in 100 years AND Trump keeps saying mean things about dems and beating them.

Why, its just not sporting old chaps! Not cricket wut wut! Harrumph!

Gospace said...

I see three comments here, as well as news reports stating marines arrested...

That just bothers me. How about using Marines captured. Insurgents, terrorists, the ENEMY, aren't arrested in war zones by Marines or soldiers and given Miranda warnings, they're captured.

Seeing Red said...

Chris supports the attempted coup.

You place politics over country.

Seeing Red said...

Via Rantburg:


Charles Hoskinson

@cehoskinson
If Qassem Soleimani is really dead, that's a bigger score for the US than either al-Baghdadi or bin Laden. He was more dangerous than both of them.

Jon Ericson said...

Splendid.

Seeing Red said...

Two senior members of #Lebanon's #Hezbollah are reported to be the main targets of #USAF drone strike near #Baghdad International Airport tonight. They both had arrived from #Damascus via Cham Wings Flight No. 6Q501. One of them is reported to be Mohammad Al-Kothrani!

A PR guy was taken out, too.

n.n said...

What does that even mean in the context of how the dems literally Stasi-ized our federal government?

Yes, when we needed to vet Trump, we got witch hunts and warlock trials instead. Now, for better, or worse, he will return to office for four more years to prove his mettle. That said, while others have skimmed the surface, created waves, Trump has at least embarked into the pool, albeit wading in the shallow end. There is work to be done on the foreign end, more on the domestic end. Still, cautiously optimistic with a center-right trajectory. For now, he has restored a working relationship with Iraqis, and is clearing the clutter left by administrations past, not limited to Obama spied, Clinton colluded, Biden obstructed, etc.

Jon Ericson said...

Up

Jon Ericson said...

About the photo,
Painterly.
Different from the documentary style we've seen recently re the sunrises this fall and winter.
All tip-top.
*smooches*

Clyde said...
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exhelodrvr1 said...

Ralph L.,
"Beech? Pretty sure that's a Larch."

Thank you, Dennis!

Clyde said...

My contribution, featuring the woman screaming at the white cat:

Iranian Barbecue

Clyde said...

Obama sent pallets of cash, Trump took out the trash.

viator said...

Iran's Top Military Commander, Qasem Suleimani, Assassinated In US Airstrike

Translated from Arabic by Google
Demonstrators celebrations in #ساحة_التحرير With the killing of the terrorist Qassem Soleimani. #

https://twitter.com/i/status/1212918739890581504

Michael K said...

I place country over politics.

Says the guy who will vote for the communist.

Danno said...

I must be at the wrong beach.

http://www.hipcbeach.com/holiday-inn-resort-beach-cam/

Nichevo said...


Seeing Red said...
Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast

Huh?


Maybe they don't have extradition with the US? Doubt it, but more likely explanation than her academic acumen.

Marc said...

The chancellorship at British universities is in very great part a ceremonial position, an honor given to... why they chose Mrs Clinton for 'an honor' I have no idea. It involves, perhaps, an annual speech. The vice-chancellors are the UK equivalents of US university presidents.

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