Independence Day 2018 – And Charles Johnson is in distress.

How miserable must one be to bemoan the greatest purveyor of Liberty and Prosperity the world has ever known?

God Bless America!

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290 Comments on “Independence Day 2018 – And Charles Johnson is in distress.”

  1. Briareus says:

    The first known recording of John Philip Sousa‘s “The Stars And Stripes Forever March” was recorded by Kendle’s First Regiment Band on 29 December 1901; Sousa’s Band didn’t record it until 1909. Sousa wrote in his autobiography that he composed the march on Christmas Day, 1896, while crossing the Atlantic, after he learned of the death of his band’s manager.

    In 1987, an Act of Congress declared the song to be the Official National March of the United States of America.

  2. Bunk X says:

    Mark Levin had some interesting things to say about Thomas Jefferson yesterday. https://omny.fm/shows/mark-levin-audio-rewind/mark-levin-audio-rewind-7-3-18

  3. Dezez157 says:

    Hey fatso, are you not just sitting home alone on the 4th, trying to get the POTUS to notice your constant cries for attention in his Twitter feed?
    You are not wanted anywhere at any time by anyone.
    Sit and stew in your own self pity, the rest of us will celebrate with grilled cheese burgers and friends.

    • Octopus says:

      One day Fatass calls them “pointless,” the next day they are “destroying America’s relationships with our closest allies.” The Saudis are tough to pigeonhole, eh, Chunky?

      Trump is promoting “America First,” and only a slobbering half-wit would find anything wrong with that, in regards to America’s President. Get that blobfish a drool-cup! 😆

  4. Octopus says:

    https://spectator.org/the-collapse-of-the-never-trump-conservatives/

    The Never Trumpers face a rough couple of years, at least. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      It’s amazing how many of these so-called ‘conservatives’ encouraged people to vote for Hillary. Their true colors were exposed.

  5. Octopus says:

    The UK is really cracking down on the freedoms, eh? 😯

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/04/uk-reportedly-tells-trump-cannot-meet-with-brexit-architect-nigel-farage.html

    I’d say fuck those a-holes, but they’d definitely like it too much. Refrain from fucking them! 😆

    In the face! We shot them in the face, with our blunderbusses and rifled muskets!

    • Octopus says:

      Okay, not all in the face. Some we shot in the ass.

      • Octopus says:

        As an Irish-American, I take extra-special pride in our giving the boot to King George’s redcoated stormtroopers. It was the beginning of the end for Britain’s Imperial Colonialist Monarchy, or Colonialist Imperialist Worldgrabbing, in America, Africa, India, and everywhere else. All the mean bad things America is accused of by communist shitbirds worldwide, which we never actually did, the British actually did do. And we had to take a lot of crap about it, and are still taking it from the Islamists who lump all “Westerners” in with the old colonialist-imperialists.

        So, here’s a sparkler in a cupcake. 🙂

  6. Octopus says:

    After a day of hating on America, Gus has the Final Sterno that tips him over into lugubrious patriotic fervor!

    85 year old Army Veteran Paul Gottfried recites Ragged Old Flag youtu.be/FtpnAfza4qA
    0 minutes ago
    USNA Glee Clubs Navy Blue and Gold youtu.be/9Kq2oiu7HSM
    5 minutes ago
    Some patriotic music for July 4th! 🎇🎆
    6 minutes ago
    This Is My Country – Mormon Tabernacle Choir youtu.be/3ruXC9-MdN4
    7 minutes ago
    Esprit de corps – Robert Jager youtu.be/-5PF1la6gdg
    9 minutes ago
    Yankee Doodle American Patriotic Song 18 youtu.be/j-diOQ6xCMM
    10 minutes ago
    Thomas Jefferson March youtu.be/ZfrcNxw774Q
    11 minutes ago
    John Philip Sousa, Riders for the Flag youtu.be/4UQUiLcYvZA
    12 minutes ago

  7. Octopus says:

    Moar children we separated from their parents, but then reunited:

  8. beed says:

    What about the Indians? Do they get to celebrate, with their ancient Hindi customs almost wiped out and all? Yeah, I hope ya’ll choke on that 4th of July turkey.

    In addition, I consider that the patriarchy must be destroyed.

  9. Octopus says:

    My neighbors are going bananas with the ‘splodey-stuff. My dogs are not loving it. Ah, it will be over soon. I used to love lighting up the neighborhood, in my younger days. Now I’m an old fart who’s ready for sleepytime.

    • Bunk X says:

      Still going on here.

      • Octopus says:

        Our free fireworks show ended at 11:30 last night, only 30 mins past the official curfew. Not too bad. Nobody got killed in my city, and the dogs never woke up, far as I can tell. I think the heat and begging for food all day really tired them out.

  10. Octopus says:

    That’s all bullshit, Fatass! You never leave the bunker. 😆

    • rightymouse says:

      Guess he forgot about Slick Willy.

    • Dezez157 says:

      Lie 1) Chuck has a friend.
      Lie 2) Chuck went to a BBQ.
      Lie 3) Someone talked to Chuck.

      • Octopus says:

        That he realized nobody would believe he left the bunker for a bbq, immediately. 😆

        This party is more believable:

      • KGB says:

        Now just wait a sec’. I think if there were free victuals Chunk would fire up his circa 2000 Kia, figure out a way to stop the horn from being constantly engaged, and bring a 33 gal. doggie bag.

        Gotta love the white guilt bit. Because every waking act that’s not dedicated to The Resistance must be accounted for, you know.

  11. Octopus says:

    Chunky at the bbq.

  12. Bunk X says:

  13. rightymouse says:

    It is a little past noon here in Hua Hin, a beach resort area south of Bangkok. We’re staying at the Intercontinental. Lordy, it’s so beautiful here. Hope all of you had a wonderful Fourth!

  14. Bunk X says:

    Tolerance and diversity.

    • Bunk X says:

      The asswipe was ID’d in that thread and fired from his job at Whataburger.

      • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

        Also appears to be documented assault and petty theft.

        I can only hope that the authorities are involved.

        He’ll go great in the local pokey, where they know all about “bitch-ass niggas”.

      • rightymouse says:

        What an asshole! 😦

      • Read someplace this Kino Jimenez asshole is National Guard. Does this add up to a court-martial and dishonorable discharge?

      • beed says:

        It seems to be a tendency that some people with a certain political affiliation feel they are so morally superior that they can perform reprehensible actions in the name of their own goodness, without remorse or reflection, to serve their “greater cause”, whatever the flavor of the season is.

        On a lighter note, I consider that the patriarchy must be destroyed.

      • beed says:

        Yeah, poor guy got fired. Better punishment would be making him wear that hat for a month, without being allowed to comment or show signs of irony or sarcasm, and give him an apron to match. That would teach him a thing or two about… hats.

  15. beed says:

    Kudos to the kid, though. Wearing that hat is a very punk rock thing to do. I can’t stand the trumpster, but I recognize that wearing my Sanders-labeled lady purse would be less than brave in this environment.

    Oh, and that thing with the patriarchy etc etc etc.

    • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

      Bernie’s been replaced by his ideological granddaughter.

      Thank Gaia for small favors.

      She is much better to watch. Showing us all that repackaging can help sell an old, outdated product.

  16. Dezez157 says:

    I do think Chuck really wants the attention of the courts.

    • Octopus says:

      WTF? If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that the Left owns sexual abuse lock, stock and barrel. There’s absolutely no contest on this one. 😆

      • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

        Today’s Dems make one almost miss pantsless Ted Kennedy, proof that both nature and nurture combine to create or deny greatness.

  17. Octopus says:

    So, do you guys remember “P-LOL,” the ticking time-bomb who used to post at LGF? I was wondering if anyone remembered his real name and/or Facebook page, just so we could check in and see how he’s doing. Not to harass him — Lord knows, the kid had enough problems.

  18. Octopus says:

    Left Eats Itself Dept — This story cracked me up. There is absolutely no end to, and no placating, the identity politics enforcement wing. Even if you surrendered everything, including Dorothy and Toto, that still wouldn’t be enough. A new offense would raise its ugly head, and inspire a wave of tweet-bitching.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/07/04/scarlett-johansson-faces-backlash-again-role-transgender-man/757746002/

  19. Octopus says:

    This guy’s timeline is a treasure trove. 😆

    • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

      Noit reading a timeline from anyone named Ass Sub.

      Uh-uh.

      Nope.

      That’s The Donkey Show.

      Ain’t goin’.

      • Octopus says:

        “Donkey Show” is a pretty apt description of what goes on in this Daily Beast reporter’s mind. 😆

        • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

          I have a cannibalistic suggestion for him, and it involves a bag of something he can eat.

          • Octopus says:

            Why doesn’t he go back to Thailand, if the US is so hellish?

            Asawin Suebsaeng
            Asawin “Swin” Suebsaeng is still pummeling through misspent youth and higher education, doing what he can to eventually graduate from Franklin & Marshall College.He grew up in a town nobody cares about (Bethesda, Maryland), in a year nobody remembers (1988), comes from a country nobody notices (Thailand), and has an interest in a field that yields no real financial benefit (writing).

            He has been described by the Los Angeles Times as, “effete, querulous, pretentious, soft on crime, daft, and a Communist sympathizer of the lowest regard.”

            Swin’s loves include The Rolling Stones, P.J. O’Rourke, and Christopher Hitchens, and his loathings include bad teeth, theocratic fascism, and any sport involving a disc.

            His hobbies include creating personal budget deficits, watching C-Span dubbed in Spanish, violating Chicago jaywalking ordinances, and having his silver 1998 Honda Accord break down in the middle of Camden, New Jersey.

            And for every small shred of success, fortune, or happy coincidence, he would like to thank the growing crowd of “you know who you are.”

  20. Dezez157 says:

    This might get interesting.

  21. Octopus says:

    https://www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2018/07/05/lets-end-welfare-recipient-fake-energy-wind-solar-not-actual-energy-source-coal/

    The Massive Boondoggle is still in full swing, despite all the facts being out there for anyone to see. How long will Teh People continue to allow their tax-dollars to be flushed away like this?

  22. Octopus says:

    Crowder and his buddy infiltrated ANTIFA — quite a tale.

  23. ISTE says:

    Yesterday was not a nice day.

    😦

    • Bunk X says:

      Modelo Negro is pretty good.

      • Octopus says:

        I used to think the NM was pretty good, too, until I made my own version that was twice as potent and tasted much better. But, that’s a mad homebrewer talking — we’ve all gone crazy from the hops. 🙂

  24. Octopus says:

    This is just wonderful fun. My favorite part is when the female tries to escape through the ductwork, and it can’t hold her the way it does in the movies. 😆

    • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

      Have we learned NOTHING from “Don’t tase me, bro”???

      • Octopus says:

        Not to mention, “Mythbusters” busted the “escape through the ductwork”-thing a long time ago. Not only are the ducts too small and weak to support adult humans, aside from anorexic midgets, they make so much noise you could hear somebody “sneaking” through from outside the building. 😆

  25. Dezez157 says:

    Yes lard ass, we see you use the word UNHINGED in every f**king tweet, you are like a scratched record stuck on repeat.

  26. Octopus says:

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270657/epas-scott-pruitt-fallen-american-hero-matthew-vadum

    In an administration marked by a LOT of success, this failure to defend Pruitt sticks out like a sore thumb. It was a coordinated effort by Soros and Van Jones to “Boot Pruitt,” and it’s a tactic we’ll see plenty more of in the future, now that it’s proven so effective.

  27. Octopus says:

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/270647/never-trumpers-are-jumping-shark-daniel-greenfield

    The Never Trumpers should just copy and paste Chunky’s magnum o’ piss, “Why I Parted Ways With My Right Mind,” and save themselves a lot of mealy-mouthed weasel-words. 😆

    • beed says:

      Ok. Will do.

      • Octopus says:

        You’re not a Never Trumper, Beed. In order to qualify for that status, you had to be an acknowledged “conservative” at some point in your past. You also have to be a member of the wealthy American elite, educated at an Eastern prep school and an Ivy League college. Just eating gravlax and carrying a man-purse is not enough, even if you’ve fallen for the absurdist “Trump is Hitler!!1!”-line your leftist media outlets keep hammering.

  28. Octopus says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/the_incredible_scam_of_rooftop_solar.html

    I don’t know which scam is more screwy, between the bird-chopping windmills and the horrible, useless solar panels. The taxpayer gets screwed blue in both cases, for no environmental benefit whatsoever, and indeed a lot of environmental damage. How long are people going to continue falling for this shit?

    • beed says:

      I’d venture another 8 months, unless it’s a rhetorical question, then the answer would be in a form of a question, like “yes, how long?” or an exclamation like “I know!”. That is, if I agree with the premise, like who are ‘people’, what does it mean to ‘fall’, and, most importantly, what is ‘shit’?

      • Octopus says:

        I think “another 8 years” is more likely. It will take the continued failure of these pie-in-the-sky boondoggles, coupled with the ascendance (inevitable) of a new Democrat Unicorn administration.

  29. beed says:

    France – Uruguay. Not sure who to root for. Any suggestions?

  30. Octopus says:

    Everybody wants to be Cherokee! Why doesn’t anyone want to be one of these nice, fish-eating Native Americans from “Mishigamaa,” meaning “large water?”

  31. Octopus says:

    Heheheh…Lost a whole shitload of Shrilldabeast fans. 😆

  32. Octopus says:

    The Unicorn Messiah’s old speechwriter keeps stepping in doo-doo, every time he tries to attack Trump. It’s always something that started under his old boss! 😆

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/07/06/loser-spluttering-jon-favreau-forgets-to-check-himself-before-he-wrecks-himself-and-obama-again/

  33. Octopus says:

    http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/24017335/tiger-woods-phil-mickelson-reportedly-negotiations-10-million-winner-take-all-match

    Does anyone really care about Tiger vs. Phil anymore? Couple of washed-up old duffers looking for one last hurrah? Bleah.

    I have a much better idea: Donald Trump vs. Barry Obama. All the money goes to charity of winner’s choice. It would be so yuge, it would break the internet and other media outlets.

    Make it happen, wizards of wishcasting.

    • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

      They should having to fight wild animals during the match. That would make it interesting.

      Or have some gurls.

      • Octopus says:

        Oh, definitely some hot girls. And some sexy boys, for the Unicorn Messiah.

        The animals could be a problem for the Secret Service, though. This is a serious proposal!

  34. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    Record 155,576,000 Employed in June; 10th Record for Trump

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/155576000-employed-americans-june-10th-record-trumpcnsnewscom-our-economic

    Even CNBC can’t deny it.

    Dow jumps 150 points as Wall Street cheers jobs report, shrugs off trade fears

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/06/us-stock-futures-tariff-turmoil-and-jobs-report-in-focus.html

    Yet Twitter CryBullies like Chunko McFatso continue to insist there’s a national crisis because they didn’t get their Monica’s boyfriend’s criminal wife (who’s on a perpetual lose-tard tour) for Preezydunce.

  35. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    Another brilliant move by Chunky’s idiotic Demoncraps. Low unemployment, abounding job opportunity and a booming economy ARE RECKLESS!!!!!!

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/democrats-blast-booming-jobs-report-trump-worker-agenda-reckless

    So yeah, vote Demoncrap for a slower economy, higher taxes and an hysterical over-concern for
    foreign invading illegals.

  36. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    Here’s one Dem who finally got a clue bat re: the immigration brouhaha. https://durangoherald.com/articles/230488

    Harrop: Trump tricks naive Democrats on immigration

    If I worked for Donald Trump and designed a T-shirt that read “I don’t believe in borders” in Spanish – and I got a Democratic congressman, say Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, to parade in it – I’d probably get a raise. Heck, he might even give me a top agency job with his unspoken permission to abuse the taxpayers.

    But Trump didn’t need to pay anyone to pull off the T-shirt feat. Ellison did it for him and for free.

    Wasn’t Chunky just whining on Twitter a few days back that people are beginning to think the Dems flat out do not believe we should have a border? The more radical ones certainly do clearly stand for that unabashedly, along with insane and unpaid for cradle-to-grave benefits for citizens and illegals alike.

    Boo hoo Chunky. You and your proggy pals have firmly established yourselves as the party of bleeding heart dumbth. Wrecking for good the old reasonable working man’s Democrat party.

    • OLT's Ring Given Freely says:

      So many lies in that article that it’s not funny.

      Trump’s cruel policies = dogwhistle

  37. Octopus says:

    https://heavy.com/news/2018/07/kino-jimenez-mugshot-whataburger/

    Looks like he tried to change his appearance after the incident:

    Looks like he’s about to cry, too. WAAAAAAHHHHH!!1!

    Not for nothing, but he doesn’t look black enough to get a hall pass on the “nigga.” Add another charge! 😆

    • ISTE says:

      I quite understand why he had a shave and smartened himself up.

      He was going job hunting!

      Also, as to the “black” aspect, looks like he self identifies as being black.

      http://apps.bexar.org/cmagsearchlist/

      Three Jimenez in there at the moment, one white, one latino and one black.

      Name: JIMENEZ, KINO
      SID: 0905396
      Date of Birth: April 12, 1988
      Race: B
      Sex: M
      Arrest Date/Time: July 05,2018 at 19:09
      Intake Time: 21:12
      Magistration Time: 22:59
      Disposition: Pending Magistration
      CMAG Release Date/Time: July 06,2018 at 43:5
      Comments: SBIR/TLV

      • beed says:

        If you can self-identify when it comes to gender, self-identifying race or ethnicity seems like less of a stretch.

        I’m looking forward to when we get to self-identify education and qualifications.

    • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

      Someone just showed him this.

    • Bunk X says:

      Yep. The thug is now a white guy.

    • Bunk X says:

      “Comin’ ta getcha… comin’ ta getcha…”

  38. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    More violence from the insane Demoncraps. This time punching a home owner and then dragging him by car down the street. All for having a pro-Trump flag in his yard while watching fireworks. And given their leaders calls to confront anyone who supports Trump leading to now daily assaults they can officially add political thuggery to their platform.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/florida-man-punched-dragged-down-the-street-by-a-car-for-having-trump-flag-in-yard/

  39. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/chic-socialist-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-is-infuriated-at-being-outed/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=idealmedia&utm_campaign=independentsentinel.com&utm_term=68804&utm_content=2260409

    The new lefturd socialist media darling is apparently quite angry that someone outed her as being from a posh upscale neighborhood in NY and not “the Bronx” as she claims. Naturally she goes into full on CryBully mode and launches every victim card she has.

    he also tweeted that he was stealing her [fake] story. “Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things,” Ocasio-Cortez shot back.

    And what does Chunky call that again? “Crazy eyes”? Yes that’s it, if they’re female and they have the crazy eyes then you get to call them stupid and paranoid.

    • beed says:

      She is super pretty in real life! Googled her politics and the seem like a good blend of admirable, naive, idealistic and somewhat utopian. Having all of those traits myself, she’d get my vote, unless her opponent promises free cake, beer and bacon for all, then I’d go with that instead.

      • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

        I’m sure she is pretty. Michelle Bachmann’s pretty too. And smart and accomplished. But the lefturd media would only show the strangest pictures of her to unfairly portray her as nuts and “The Queen of Rage”. Post sanity Chunky jumped all over that and called her and several other conservative women Crazy Eyes.

        • beed says:

          I remember her. That front page may have had mean intentions, but it probably served her well politically. At least in today’s climate it would.

          The labeling of women in politics – or men for that matter – based on looks is just plain childish. That being said, Trudeau is oh so gorgeous and like Tyra Banks once remarked: “If you’re beautiful on the outside, you’re beautiful on the inside “.

          • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

            I agree Trudeau seems to be a rather handsome fellow. There was some hoopla about his eyebrows being fake and falling off but when I examined the pic it looked like just a bushy eyebrow thing. Trudeau is somewhat young but he’s entering that middle life phase where sometimes we guys get more facial hair where you don’t want it. Like I can’t grow a decent beard (Octo can, he posted a picture here recently) but I could probably grow a mustache out of my nose hairs. Hoo. Rah. Not.

            Brian Regan, one of my favorite stand up comedians is also into his middle age (late ’40s probably). He tells a story that he discovered a half inch long hair growing from the middle of his eyes strraight out. So he’d never noticed it looking in the mirror. And so he imagined all of his family and friends of course could see it. And never once mentioned it. Probably talking amonst themselves “when’s he ever going to cut that thing off”. I can totally relate. I realize I don’t really look at myself anymore. I just do the basics and get out of the bathroom.

            As for Tyra she is a Goddess come to Earth. I used to watch her show all the time “Americas Best Top Model” er something. I have two nineteen yr old daughters (twins). So in their teens we would totally binge on it as it was on daily. You learned a lot about what models do and how much hard work it is and being a reality show, lots of drama. But Tyra’s totally my dream woman in terms of looks. As is Katy Perry looks-wise although I don’t really like her that much anymore. She is a great pop singer. Can’t take that away from her.

    • Bunk X says:

      “Comin’ ta getcha… comin’ ta getcha…”

  40. beed says:

    One random example of why I consider the trumpster to be an unworthy president:

    “You saw that clown yesterday on the Statue of Liberty? You see the guys that went up there? I wouldn’t have done it. I would have said let’s get some nets and let’s wait until she comes down. Just get some nets. Really? Yes.” (Montana speech July 5th, most likely ad lib on a high)

    How… Presidential. That lingo might fly on some dirty blog, maybe, but not straight out of the mouth of the leader of the free world.

    And no, I don’t care how many ‘snowflakes’ he sets fire to. It’s not ok and it’s a complete break down of public discourse.

    • ISTE says:

      I agree with you. Trump should now stay off the Twitter thong.

      He has had his fun, now time to ignore Twitter and get to work.

      • Octopus says:

        Yes, Trump should be all polite and professional. They’d still paint him with bloody fangs dripping, and say he’s “Literally Hitler,” but at least he’d be keeping up appearances for the folks. 😆

        Screw all that. Be yourself, Trump. It’s working.

        • Suki Wong says:

          “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,”

          How …. Presidential. Completely within the normal realm of public discourse.

    • Minnow says:

      all I can say is…. good luck with that. He is, what he is…. I think we have to ignore the “brash” and concentrate on the “thrash”.

      He is thrashing the Left. Yay.

      And, more importantly, he is doing exactly what he said he would do AND what we elected him to do….

    • Minnow says:

      and, by the way… good luck with getting the donald to drop the twitter….

    • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

      I would say that the public discourse broke down long before Trump came onto the scene. We’ve all grown weary of posers who pretend gravitas and a statesman-like demeanor who are, in reality nothing more than mud slingers, liars and two faced jerk backstabbers. How many times do we have to hear politicians say they mispoke when they really mean “OK I fucking lied and you fuckers caught me”. Or refer to some opponent as not clear on the facts when they clearly think the person’s a liar. Remember John McCain’s “Straight Talk Express”? Let’s just say it was anything but. So to many of us, Trump is actually somewhat refreshing. Eloquent he isn’t. But makes it plentifully clear where he stands on things. And many of his over-reaches that seem ham-fisted and cringe worthy it appears are actually calculated to bait the other side to overreact. Like political Jiu-Jitsu. And although it’s also been said that his use of Twitter is “unpresidential” he has wielded it fairly deftly as a tool. Unlike Obungle who merely saw at as yet another opportunity to propagandize and promote himself as a cult figure who’s above it all.

    • Bunk X says:

      Twitter is not civil public discourse, and Trump knows it.

  41. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    I had some time off for a staycation and I’ve been bingeing on some series. I binged thru the first two seasons and part of the third of the The Expanse (Amazon prime). It’s a really good sci fi story taking place in the next century where Earth, a colonized Mars and what they call Belters (referring to a population living in the Asteroid belt. It’s a three political power struggle. Earth and Mars are actively hostile and distrusting toward each other. They pretty much want the belters to just mine and shut up but of course they have their own aspirations of power and stature. And factions both political and radical. When a mysterious and extremely dangerous alien substance is found. Naturally those who have a sample try to weaponize it. And everyone wants it. It’s very well done and well acted and the characters well developed.

    After that I cruised thru the 2 seasons of The Man in the High Tower. Very good story by Phillip K. Dick about an alternate reality where the Germans got bomb first and used it, nuking Washington and ending WWII. Set in 1960 the US is occupied in the East (based in NY city) by the Third Reich and the West Coast is occupied vicious Nipponese. Interstingly like in The Expanse there is a third entity which is basically the remains of free Americans. The Germans and the Japs don’t trust each other and the Krautz haven’t shared their nuke tech. So it’s a very uneasy alliance. Hitler’s still alive in Berlin and is infatuated with tapes being distributed somewhere that show our reality of winning the war. And the Man in the Hightower who’s like a mystery man is distributing them to the underground resistance factions. It’s gritty and dark and fairly violent. But good acting. I would recommend it.

    I watched a season and a bit more of Fortitude. Hated it. Based in present day Iceland. The locale and cinematography are fine as are the actors but I didn’t like the characters or the story. Even with the introduction of Dennis Quaid in the second season. It’s like something creepy is going on and people are dying. It might be due to an ancient pathogen unearthed with a frozen mammoth carcass. But then there’s some crap about the Inuit witch doctor spells or something. I didn’t know what the hell was going on half the time. It’s extremely graphic in violence which I don’t mind if the story is worth it. Wouldn’t recommend this one.

    Then I watched the two seasons of Futureman on Hulu. I’m just going to say I loved that show and watched it all in like 2 or 3 nights. A very campy comedy but very funny and witty. It’s about a young loser who plays video games and works at a lab as the janitor. He’s played by Josh Hutcherson from the Hunger Games and who’s really good at channeling his inner Marty McFly. Except picture if they’d let MJ Fox let loose with a “what the fuck” every other scene. But everyone in it is really good from his Dad (Ed Begley Jr.) to his co-stars who knocked my socks off. It draws from all the sci fi movies and video games of the ’80s and ’90s primarily and also other TV genres. Some sex, masterbation and nudity but all in good humor if not good taste LOL! Some violence, lots of cussing but really good actors. This was created by these guys Kyle Hunter, Howard Overman, Ariel Shaffir and Seth Rogan must be a producer. I probably would hate these guys politics but you can’t tell by the show. They make fun of everything with gusto and no apparent axe to grind other than ridiculing the common themes in time travel, sci fi and monster movies. I’m going to say this is probably more of a guy type fair although my wife liked getting a gander at Derek Wilson’s butt here and there.

    After Futureman I moved on to this show called Preacher. Those same guys created and produced this. I have to say these guys really know how to make good shows. I watched it because Hulu kept teasing it as I moved thru the Futureman episodes. This show is based on a graphic novel. It is of course extremely violent. The main character is an anti-hero. Previously a very violent and amoral criminal he’s inherited land and a church from his own father who had tragically died in front of him when a child. He’s decided to turn his life around and minister to the small town he grew up in. The characters are what you’d expect. A mixture of desparate, quirky, crooked, cruel, craven, amoral – of course. But some kind and supportive. It reminded me a little of Twin Peaks but IMO way better and easier to follow the plot. The hero if you will becomes possessed by some supernatural power with a God-like ability to control people. He’s at first terrified by it but then realizes he could use it to help his flock of church goers. The show has some dark humor and surprisingly really good fight scenes. He teams up with his old regular girlfriend from his criminal days and also an Irish vampire who literally drops into town from an airplane where he just got done killing everyone aboard. They are all kick ass badasses at fighting and partying hard too. Once again I ask myself do I like these characters enough to continue watching? And I did with this one. Great filmwork, great effex, super actors. I would recommend this if you are up for something and don’t mind the violence and the sometimes gritty darkness.

    There are also some really good documentaries on ancient animals. The BBC produced Walking with Dinosaurs. It was ground-breaking because they could finally, using late ’90s CGI portray a believable looking dino. So that took care of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. After that they did a six part series called Walking with Beasts which focused on the rise of Mammals after the dino’s died out. Super awesome. There was such a huge proliferation of animal ancestors to the moderns over around the last 50 million yrs. Precursers to horses and other ungulates. Some great predators like Enteledont (aka pig from hell the size of a hatchback), Hyaenadon, Bear Dogs (yes early ancestors of both bears and dogs) and of course Smilodon and later the big killer flightless birds. They also cover whale evolution and other large vegetarian land beasts distantly related to horses and rhinos. I highly recommend this series. I watched a lot of it on my iPad. I don’t think it was on YouTube but on something called Dailymotion. Just Google it. Then they, BBC also did several called Walking with Monsters and this focused on all of the diverse life that developed during the Cambrian and the eaons that preceded the dinosaurs as fish and early crustaceans developed then left the oceans. There were lots of animals that were reptiles but not dinos and were also pre-mammals.

    • Minnow says:

      sorry – I cannot take the time to read all of that. After all, it is 2018.

      All I can say is…. I wish I had the time you have (and I am not trying to be a dick)

  42. Minnow says:

    oh, and by the way… it is a sad statement to think that the moron Zuckerberg (who pulled a Bill Gates) and ripped someone off for his livelihood, is now richer than Jimmy Buffett – whos music always kind of sucked…..

    Zuckerberg is a pos.

  43. Minnow says:

    ….and I have not even mentioned Melvin Buffet who works down at the Chevy dealership in the detailing department and who is black and an immigrant and who walks 18 miles each way to work each day…

    ‘n shit….

    • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

      Well that must seem weird to be detailing cars for a living and not having one, even a non-detailed car to get to work. Unless he just likes the exercise.

  44. Octopus says:

    Gut one! 😆

  45. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    Yep. They idiotically fall for it again.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/predictable-cnn-hack-says-trump-is-racist-for-calling-stupid-maxine-waters-low-iq-in-the-60s/

    Trump calls Maxine Waters “low IQ”. Clearly a baiting tactic sending her and her defenders into higher and shriller apoplectic convulsions of hysteria. And yes, looking more and more foolish and triggered by doubling down on getting in the dirt with Trump. Meanwhile Trump has moved onto something else. It doesn’t take a very smart person to understand that criticizing a loud mouthed protected class person is not attacking the protected class itself. There are black people and white people. And there are stupid black people and stupid white people. This is not rocket surgery. I mean brain science. I mean….

  46. Bunk X says:

  47. Dezez157 says:

    Chuck, your obsession with with his pecker explains a lot.

    • Chunk is stuck on his couch and can't get ! up!! says:

      Pretty lame joke to make about someone who’s had 5 kids with more than one super model. Especially from someone with no kids, no woman and likely hasn’t seen his own organ except in a mirror for close to a decade.

  48. Bunk X says:

  49. beed says:

    If Sweden loses, I’ll consider flying the Swedish flag upside down, signaling distress. Thing is, I’m not sure anyone will realize it is turned on it’s head. Dilemma.

    • beed says:

      Congrats! It would be awesome if England went all the way. Won’t happen, but would be awesome. Go Stones, Walker, Sterling and Delph!

  50. beed says:

    And Russia just scored… Never thought I’d root for the littleputins, but the spirit they’ve shown… Brilliant. Penalty shootout next. I’ll be happy either way.

    • beed says:

      The Spanish support Croatia, understandably. I was told, after waiting 1.5 hrs for the food to show.

  51. Octopus says:

    National Treasure gracing us with her photographic presence once more. 🙂

  52. Bunk X says:

    So where was this racist screed copy/pasted from?

      • Dezez157 says:

        O-o

      • Bunk X says:

        Okay, the screed is protected somehow. Here it is un-edited.

        Copy/pasted:

        WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A WHITE CITIZEN

        Hello, I saw someone on here post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here's the deal:

        -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or "external boundary." This includes coastlines, so Seattle, SF/Bay, Chicago, LA, Portland, NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone.

        -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for an extended time without cause.

        -You always have the right to remain silent. You do not need to answer their questions.

        -***WITH THAT SAID, IF YOU ARE A BORN CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE WHITE, YOU NEED TO SPEAK THE FUCK UP.***

        -The most important acts of resistance are the small ones. Make it difficult and uncomfortable for ICE agents to do their jobs. They are counting on citizens to turn a blind eye and allow them to deport undocumented citizens without challenge. Disabuse of that notion.

        -If you are on a train, bus, or anything else and ICE or CBP boards, you need to stand up and loudly let everyone know that they have the right to remain silent or only answer questions in the presence of an attorney, no matter their citizenship or immigration status. There have been numerous reports that confronting the agents in this way has caused them to leave without verifying citizenship. THIS CAN SAVE LIVES.

        -If you see anyone being held up by immigration, loudly ask if they are being detained and if they are free to go.

        -Immigration officers cannot detain anyone without reasonable suspicion, an agent must have specific facts about you that make it reasonable to believe you are committing or committed, a violation of immigration law or federal law. If an agent detains you, you can ask for their basis for reasonable suspicion, and they should tell you.

        -Always say no to a search and let everyone know that they can and should refuse consent to a search.

        -They cannot search or arrest anyone without facts about that make it probable that they are committing, or committed, a violation of immigration law or federal law.

        -Silence alone meets neither of these standards. Nor does race or ethnicity alone suffice for either probable cause or reasonable suspicion

        -As white citizens, we have a level of privilege which protects us from retaliation from ICE for being "rude" and making a scene, which makes it our DUTY to speak up and make sure people without the same privilege know their rights. GET LOUD. YELL. YELL IN SPANISH IF YOU KNOW IT. LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY SHIT. MAKE ICE UNCOMFORTABLE. THROW SAND IN THE GEARS OF WHITE SUPREMACY.

        BONUS INFO:

        -It is perfectly legal to record immigration agents as long as you are not on government property or at a port of entry. If your train/bus gets board, pull your phone out and start videotaping immediately.

        -If you are detained or see someone getting detained, get the agent's name, number, and any other identifying information. Get it on tape.

        -Contact the ACLU if you see someone's rights being violated.

        • Bunk X says:

          WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN.
          WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE AN ASIAN CITIZEN.
          WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A BLACK CITIZEN.
          WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A MIXED-RACE CITIZEN.

          • Bunk X says:

            No racism there.

          • Octopus says:

            I would just show my ID, and move along. Why would anyone want to stop the legal enforcement of laws designed to protect the citizens and taxpayers of this country? Why, you’d have to be an Enemy Of The People.

        • poteen2 says:

          “-If you see anyone being held up by immigration, loudly ask if they are being detained and if they are free to go.”

          “-As white citizens, we have a level of privilege which protects us from retaliation from ICE for being “rude” and making a scene, which makes it our DUTY to speak up and make sure people without the same privilege know their rights. GET LOUD. YELL. YELL IN SPANISH IF YOU KNOW IT. LET PEOPLE KNOW THEY DON’T HAVE TO SAY SHIT. MAKE ICE UNCOMFORTABLE. THROW SAND IN THE GEARS OF WHITE SUPREMACY.”

          Being white won’t be considered at your arraignment, in federal court, for obstructing an officer.
          Damn these people are sheep.

          • Bunk X says:

            Someone I know claimed that ICE is racist because they only focus on Latinos. My response:

            “Latino” is not a race, nor is it an ethnicity. Here’s the breakdown according to https://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/unauthorized-immigrant-population/state/US

            Regions of Birth
            Mexico and Central America 7,854,000 71%
            Asia 1,464,000 13%
            South America 673,000 6%
            Europe/Canada/Oceania 432,000 4%
            Africa 353,000 3%
            Caribbean 232,000 2%

            A “latino” is someone who speaks a latin-based language, and that includes English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguesa, and others. The Pope is a Latino.

  53. Octopus says:

    I always knew those career-making dimples were added by plastic-surgery, and now I have proof!


    Kirk Douglas HS Grad — no dimple!


    Michael Douglas HS Grad — no dimple!

    • Minnow says:

      wait – what is that on his nose? Maybe it sluffed a little downward. I know I have had that problem over the years… Many is the evening when I end up chewing on my nose, thinking it is a pork chop or something. Dang sluffing shit….

    • Octopus says:

      Looks like a wart or a pimple. But not a dimple!

      I understand anyone can have a dimple installed by a semi-competent plastic surgeon.

    • Bunk X says:

      He’s gonna have a regular spot on CNN by Friday.

      • Octopus says:

        Surprised he hasn’t been booked on all the late night “comedy” shows already — he’s perfect. 😆

        Seriously, he’s just bought into all the Leftist glurge about Trump being literally Hitler, literally the KKK, literally a bloodthirsty racist alien. Nobody can be surprised by this episode. I expect a lot more, and worse results. Maybe not civil war, but some bloody skirmishes outside the usual playing fields of protest marches and organized riots.

  54. Octopus says:

    Two great things about this incident:
    — concealed-carry wins again!
    — the restraint showed by this woman — I’d have shot this guy for sure.

  55. Octopus says:

    https://www.lifezette.com/2018/07/melania-trump-makes-surprise-visit-wounded-us-service-members/

    Our beautiful First Lady has a big heart. Funny, I didn’t see this on the news today…

  56. Octopus says:

    http://americandigest.org/wp/how-beautiful-we-were/#more-826

    Indeed. A little late, but still worth a look.

  57. Octopus says:

    Fatass felt compelled to retweet this libturd’s kvetching last night:

    The thread is chock-full of libturd-hysteria and conspiracy theory, along the lines of “this gay NYT reporter is NORMALIZING people on the Satanic Right by writing about them!” Good for a few laffs.

  58. ISTE says:

    While we are talking about people from the past, I just stalked a certain arch enemy of mine.

    You know, one that we all thought was severely mentally unstable.

    Found him, he has REALLY got his shit together.

    Looking at what he has become has made my day. Scratch that, made my YEAR.

    🙂

    • beed says:

      Possum is doing well?! Excellent!

      • ISTE says:

        Yep. He has been taking Yoga classes and had his spine removed.

        Now he does need to spend money on toilet paper. He can just lay on the floor, curl up into a ball and lick his asshole clean.

        • beed says:

          I’ve been wanting an arch-enemy, or a nemesis if you will, for a long time. Feel incomplete without. Alas, none has answered my personal ads yet. I thought $10 /h and free backrubs with the occasional nightswim were good terms.

          • ISTE says:

            Actually I was referring to Dork Falcon.

            He is doing fine. I was worried about him. Not worried any more.

          • Octopus says:

            He used to have some kind of killer beastie inside him, he was afraid was going to get loose one day and run amok. Perhaps he learned how to use that Dark Power, instead of being askeert of it. Good for him.

          • beed says:

            I never really got that name, or moniker, Dark Falcón. It _could_ mean something like “Mystic Avenger”, but it could just as well be “Swarthy Mouse Eater”. Which is it?

          • Octopus says:

            Wasn’t he into Dungeons and Dragons? Along with sci-fi western noir?

            Somebody go find him and ask him how Windup Bird’s doing.

          • beed says:

            It was something like that. Nice fella, though.

        • Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

          His super power was he could run downstairs fast in a white tuxedo.

  59. ISTE says:

    Well this is so sad.

    Two more posts here and we have a record.

  60. ISTE says:

    Breaking News!

    The American site thediaryofdaedalus.com just got dominated by juts two European posters.

    One is Swedish and has tiny feet.

    The other one is English and he wears his socks in bed, ( Even when doing the nasty… )

    The United States of America is doomed….

  61. ISTE says:

    Yep doomed….

  62. Octopus says:

    …at the risk of looking like I’m trying to beat Chunky to the punch. Some people just have talent that can’t be expressed in routine ways.

  63. Bunk X says:

    For you Katy Perry fans upstairs.

  64. Chunk is stuck on the couch and can't get up! says:

    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article214483674.html

    Oh Noes. Where will Chunky come down on this controversy. Duterte is a Tump-like straight shooter type who says what he thinks even when it’s politically incorrect. He has said God doesn’t exist or if he does he’s stupid. One would think this kind of statement is right up Chunk’s alley. However Duterte has cracked down on the “illegal” drug trade and we all know the term illegal is just a dog whistle for racist Nazi hate-speak think. Quite a dilemma for the Chunkley One.