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Kunstler: Boomerangski

Public Policy

The strenuous effort of “Resistance” passengers in the Limousine-of-State to shove Donald Trump out of the driver’s seat continues into what would normally be the news-wasteland of midsummer. Last week it was the smoking popgun of Trump Junior’s meeting with a Russian lawyer purported (by British music promoter Rob Goldstein) to be associated with the “Russian Crown Prosecutor” (no such office in a country without a monarch).

The news caused the usual commotion among the very media mouthpieces who publish anti-Trump allegations as a staple for their “Resistance” readerships. By the way, this blog might be described as anti-Trump, too, in the sense that I did not vote for him and regularly inveigh against his antics as President — but neither is Clusterfuck Nation a friend of the Hillary-haunted Dem-Prog “Resistance,” in case there’s any confusion about where we stand. If anything, we oppose the entirety of the current political regime in our nation’s capital, the matrix of rackets that is driving the aforementioned Limousine-of-State off the cliff of economic collapse. Just sayin’.

“Resistance” law professors, such as Lawrence Tribe at Harvard, were quick to holler “treason” over Junior’s meet-up with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin. Well, first of all, and not to put too fine a point on it, don’t you have to be at war with another nation to regard any kind of consort as “treason?” Last time I checked, we were not at war with Russia — though it sure seems like persons and parties inside the Beltway would dearly like to make that happen. You can’t call it espionage either, of course, because that would purport the giving of secret information, not the receiving of political gossip.

Remember, the “Resistance” is not going for impeachment, but rather Section 4 of the 25th Amendment. That legal nicety makes for a very neat-and-clean surgical removal of a whack-job president, without all the cumbrous evidentiary baggage and pain-in-ass due process required by impeachment. All it requires is a consensus among a very small number of high officials, who then send a note to the leaders in both houses of congress stating that said whack-job president is a menace to the polity — and out he goes, snippety-snip like a colorectal polyp, into the hazardous waste bag of history. And you’re left with a nice clean asshole, namely Vice President Mike Pence.

Insofar as Pence appears to be a kind of booby-prize for the “Resistance,” that fateful reach for the 25th Amendment hasn’t happened quite yet. It is hoped, I’m sure, that the incessant piling on of new allegations about “collusion” with the Russians will get the 25thers over the finish line and into the longed-for end zone dance. More interestingly, though, the meme that has led people to believe that any contact between Russians and Americans is ipso facto nefarious vectors into the very beating heart of the “Resistance” itself: the Clintons.

How come the Clintons have not been asked to explain why — as reported on The Hill blog — Bill Clinton was paid half a million dollars to give speech in Russia (surely he offered them something of value in exchange, pending the sure thing Hillary inaugural), or what about the $2.35 million “contribution” that the Clinton Foundation received after Secretary of State Hillary allowed the Russians to buy a controlling stake in the Uranium One company, which owns 20 percent of US uranium supplies, with mines and refineries in Wyoming, Utah, and other states, as well as assets in Kazakhstan, the world’s largest uranium producer? Incidentally, the Clinton Foundation did not “shut down,” as erroneously reported early this year. It was only its Global Initiative program that got shuttered. The $2.35 million is probably still rattling around in the Clinton Foundation’s bank account. Don’t you kind of wonder what they did with it? I hope Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller wants to know.

Kunstler



18 Comments on "Kunstler: Boomerangski"

  1. Ghung on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 9:20 am 

    Meh,,, it’s sort of like the disease you almost caught and the one you did catch. Which one are you going to worry about in real time?

  2. Cloggie on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 12:01 pm 

    The US political system has arrived at its expiration date and thereby at a T-junction. Possibilities:

    1. the next USSR (Deep State, Dems and John McCain/princess Buttercup faction of the Reps)
    2. Secession (deplorables/alt-right/#1776-2.0 crowd + rest of the world)

    Ad 1: http://tinyurl.com/jy7ngg5

    Ad 2: https://postimg.org/image/n7wrkxs6z/

    Temporarily leaving the country is certainly an option, just to be on the safe side.

  3. Cloud9 on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 12:48 pm 

    My civil war starts the moment they, whoever they might be comes for me or mine. Until that happens, I am going to hide and watch. There is a huge difference between violent protests and civil war. A civil war requires two or more competing ideologies with the respective ideologies willing to go to war with their perceived opposition. As a registered Republican, I don’t see anybody within the old line leadership that is willing to step beyond their own self-interest. In fact when I look at most of them, I see a paler shade of blue. Most of them would have preferred Hillary over Trump. Not one of them could inspire me to step out of my comfort zone. Their ideals are as jaded as the opposition.
    I hear about the resistance on the left but I have yet to see them on my street. Their shenanigans may kill off tourism in their respective cities and they may cause more center and right minded folks to vote with their feet. None of this comes even close to civil war.
    I threw a hand grenade by voting for Trump. I wanted to blow up the tag team politics of business as usual. I am sick of war and I am sick of the exponential growth of government. I wanted to keep the 2nd Amendment without having to kill somebody to do it. I wanted a change of course. Will I get what I want? Probably not.

  4. Apneaman on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 1:10 pm 

    Trump gonna build a wall then invite them to walk through the main gate – come one come all.

    U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-visas-idUSKBN1A21PA?il=0

  5. Apneaman on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 1:18 pm 

    clogsnot, the meme that deplorables got trump elected is not entirely accurate. It appears it was well fed middle class retards just like you.

    It’s time to bust the myth: Most Trump voters were not working class.

    “Media coverage of the 2016 election often emphasized Donald Trump’s appeal to the working class. The Atlantic said that “the billionaire developer is building a blue-collar foundation.” The Associated Press wondered what “Trump’s success in attracting white, working-class voters” would mean for his general election strategy. On Nov. 9, the New York Times front-page article about Trump’s victory characterized it as “a decisive demonstration of power by a largely overlooked coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters.”

    There’s just one problem: this account is wrong. Trump voters were not mostly working-class people.”

    “To the contrary, many polls showed that Trump supporters were mostly affluent Republicans. For example, a March 2016 NBC survey that we analyzed showed that only a third of Trump supporters had household incomes at or below the national median of about $50,000. Another third made $50,000 to $100,000, and another third made $100,000 or more and that was true even when we limited the analysis to only non-Hispanic whites.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/05/its-time-to-bust-the-myth-most-trump-voters-were-not-working-class/

    The deplorable have been abandon – sacrificed on the alter of capitalism. No one gives two fucks about them. There is no place for them in their society. Last man standing and all that.

  6. Cloggie on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 5:03 pm 

    German justice minister today booed in both Dresden and Zwickau by very angry population:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOP5JMGddRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH9mdzG8WbM

    Won’t be long before the Merkel regime will be flat on its face.

  7. Cloggie on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 5:22 pm 

    Meanwhile in Berlin…

    https://youtu.be/_b13YQijAYg

  8. Makati1 on Mon, 17th Jul 2017 8:35 pm 

    “Temporarily leaving the country is certainly an option, just to be on the safe side.”

    Totally agree with you Cloggie. Only I plan to stay out of the U$ as conditions there will not improve. I have to go back one more time, for a few weeks, maybe, but after that, never. Nothing there that interests me, except family, and they can visit me if they are want to.

  9. Cloggie on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 1:38 am 

    clog-master, the meme that deplorables got Trump elected is not entirely accurate. It appears it was well fed middle class smart guys, just like you.

    And what is your source? Your kosher WashPo, lead by commissar Bezos?

    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–L6QgixZN–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18z06sb9c4ge4jpg.jpg

    S let me get this straight comrade TalmudTurk, all the rich folks are living in the Heartland, right?

    http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/583c8f6bba6eb67d058b66d9-1190-625/heres-the-final-2016-electoral-college-map.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHtlxH4UYAArqje.jpg

    Got it (don’t believe a word of it).

  10. Cloggie on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 2:27 am 

    The US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement in Syria

    https://lewrockwell.com/2017/07/no_author/us-deep-state-sabotaging/

  11. Davy on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 5:38 am 

    “The deplorable have been abandon – sacrificed on the alter of capitalism. No one gives two fucks about them. There is no place for them in their society. Last man standing and all that.” We are all sacrificed on the altar of capitalism. The planet has been offered up to a false god of human affluence in sacrifice. You yourself, ape, are no different than a deplorable you just think you are.

    Deplorables got tired of being called deplorables by politically correct incorrect”s”. Deplorables got tired of the rich and affluent elites of society tell them they are deplorable. The so called educated that live delusional lives. Where is it written life should be this way or that? Where is it written in some sacred stone that trailer trash is a lower form of human than some rich asshole in a mansion? BTW all rich are assholes.

    Piss on science because without species wisdom science denying is little different then using science in denying. Science is what is killing us not being stupid. I get so tired of hearing self-righteous I am smarter than you types talking down people and up themselves. We are all to blame and no one is to blame. We are running our course as a species into extinction. This is a planetary cycle and way above an individual species. Maybe things could have been different with humans but sooner or later we will be driven to extinction without poor decisions or with them. Planetary acquiescence is paramount to survival and that has little to do with humans long term.

  12. Davy on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 5:51 am 

    My feeling although I like the destructive antics of Trump and I voted for him. I am a firm believer of calling in the airstrikes on our own positions when nearly all is lost and we are there. We have been overrun by dumbass and it is us deplorables and educated alike. Trump is a buffoon but so is the Hillary-haunted Dem-Prog “Resistance” or the asshole Anglosphere, Eurotards, and Asiaphiles.
    “By the way, this blog might be described as anti-Trump, too, in the sense that I did not vote for him and regularly inveigh against his antics as President — but neither is Clusterfuck Nation a friend of the Hillary-haunted Dem-Prog “Resistance,” in case there’s any confusion about where we stand. If anything, we oppose the entirety of the current political regime in our nation’s capital, the matrix of rackets that is driving the aforementioned Limousine-of-State off the cliff of economic collapse. Just sayin’.”

  13. Davy on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 6:24 am 

    “Paralysis” because that is what happens in the catch 22 of decay, decline, and dysfunction.

    “Poll Shows Americans’ Massive Disapproval Of Both Parties: “Now It’s Just An Oligarchy”
    http://tinyurl.com/y6vac3q7

    “The «Monthly Harvard-Harris Poll: June 2017» is the latest poll in that series, and it scientifically sampled 2,258 U.S. registered voters, of whom (as shown on page 30) 35% were «Democrat», 29% were «Republican», and 30% were «independent»). It indicates (page 24) that 37% «approve» and 63% «disapprove» of «the way the Republican Party is handling its job». It also indicates (page 25) that 38% «approve», and 62% «disapprove», of «the way the Democratic Party is handling its job». So: despite there being 6% more self-described «Democrat»s than «Republican»s, there was only 1% more disapproval of the Republican Party than of the Democratic Party; and, this indicates that there was a substantial disapproval of «the Democratic Party» by Democratic voters (more disaffection by them for ‘their’ Party, than Republicans have for theirs). The answers to other questions in the poll also help to provide an answer as to why this is so, and why the voting public don’t hold either Party in high regard – why America’s supposedly ‘democratic’ (small-«D») politics is currently a contest between uglies, with neither Party offering anything like what the U.S. voting public want their government to do (i.e., it fits what this scientific study found actually to control U.S. politics):”

  14. Apneaman on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 11:22 am 

    Clog, ‘middle class, anal sucking, cum gargling, boot lickers like you’

  15. Cloggie on Tue, 18th Jul 2017 11:25 am 

    http://twitchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/meathead.jpg

  16. Cloggie on Wed, 19th Jul 2017 2:53 am 

    Second secret talk between Trump and Putin:

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-und-wladimir-putin-fuehrten-weiteres-gespraech-beim-g20-gipfel-a-1158616.html

    The US Democrats (the enemy of mankind) are in uproar: apparently there has been a second talk between Trump and Putin during the G20 (G2?) meeting in Hamburg. During the concert, Trump is said to have stood up from his seat and went to sit next to Putin, with an interpreter only.

    According to the Democrats this can’t be. Against Russia you wage war, you don’t talk with them.

    According to US representative (((Elliot Engel))), a shabby Ukrainian Jew (like apneaman) with US passport…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Engel

    …”all the alarm bells went off”.

    That the talk took place was brought out in the open by a newsletter from (((Ian Bremmer))) of the consultancy firm “Eurasia Group”. Total length talk one hour.

    Trump has confirmed that he has a very good rapport with Putin, which of course is good news for the rest of the world.

    But this is not to the liking of the Democrats, the most direct political tool of the US deep state, who think they own the world.

    Some day they will be shown in the hardest terms imaginable that this is not the case.

  17. Cloggie on Wed, 19th Jul 2017 3:04 am 

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/europe/trump-putin-undisclosed-meeting.html

    Dems/Deep State-Central tool NYT reports about Ian Bremmer’s newsletter.

  18. joe on Wed, 19th Jul 2017 4:40 am 

    It’s a shame that liberals are allowing themselves to be led by neo-conservatives. I blame collage campus culture and globalisation the first for brainwashing young people to to believe that the Dems stand for liberalism, the second for unleashing these people into a world where they know they have no real stable future. My blame though means nothing. Remember Cassandra.

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