Beware The Da Beastie Code!

In the early 80’s a trio of writers - Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln - wrote a speculative history titled The Holy Blood & The Holy Grail. Released in 1982, it suggested that Jesus was an aristocrat who in fact married Mary and whose blood line descended down to current French aristocrats. Sound familiar? Anthony Burgess, reviewing the book, wrote this:

It is typical of my unregenerable soul that I can only see this as a marvelous theme for a novel.

So did Dan Brown some 20 years later. And so The Da Vinci Code was released to an enthralled public nearly 15 years ago. I'm actually one of those people who read The Holy Blood & The Holy Grail as well as its successor The Messianic Legacy. They are dense, poorly written books with a deluge of speculation built upon speculation supporting wild hypothesis in a fragile but compelling structure. In other words, as Anthony Burgess suggested: write the damn thing better guys!

But the two books are also a fascinating look at the raging religious conflicts that divided the world that Jesus of Nazareth inhabited. Unfortunately, the edifice of their plot was built on a fraud, an elaborate parlor game played by a couple of French citizens - Pierre Plantard and Philippe de Cherisey - who had placed forged documents in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. The authors interview Plantard towards the end of Holy Grail and he suggests that a certain seal or stamp can easily be faked. He was basically telling them: it's a hoax guys! Chill out! Needless to say, Plantard and de Cherisey were horrified by the success of Holy Blood when they realized that their little parlor game had become a worldwide phenomenon.

This is how conspiracy theories are hatched, by rumor and inuendo and a stretching of the truth for various motives. Central to Holy Blood is the Priory of Sion, a secret society of the rich and powerful - an Illuminati of sorts - who control the truth of Christianity and the destiny of the world. How could Dan Brown have resisted such a wonderful story?

But of course, these conspiracy theories can lead to real horrors. The Elders of Zion is a related theory - the documents used were forgeries concocted around the late 1800's or perhaps earlier - and one that helped lead to the Holocaust.

So now in The Daily Beast, we have a resurrection - if you will forgive the use of the term - of the Elders of Zion or the Priory of Sion. And it has to do with the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and a trinity of previous nominees: Justices Alito, Roberts, and Gorsuch. In the article by The Daily Beast's Jay Michaelson, The Elders of Zion as a conspiratorial shroud is draped over The Federalist Society and the apparently evil mastermind behind conservative judges being appointed: Leonard Leo.

Leo is, in fact, a conservative Catholic. One who cares passionately about Roe v. Wade and the sanctity of life. And he has done more than a little fundraising for the causes he believes in. Like, for example, George Soros does. But Michaelson must weave a tale of dark shadows and hidden motives and unveil The Da Beastie Code to our shocked eyes because he, and most progressives and liberals, hate Leo's values. Family, Faith, and the sanctity of life. So it's necessary to drag in membership (of someone tangentially related to Leo's projects) in Opus Dei - a conservative Catholic organization that has had a fascinating and checkered history - and thus link directly to the conspiratorial theorizing of the Elders of Zion. He places a disclaimer in the article:

To be sure, none of this is to repeat the odious claims of anti-Catholicism of papist conspiracies and dual loyalty. But Leo has spent a career shaping the federal judiciary to reflect rigid, conservative religious dogmas.

Rigid dogmas? Really? Perhaps like declaring that an unborn child is not a human being and his or her fate is to be determined by organizations like Planned Parenthood? Again, it's the values that Leo espouses that seem to upset while Michaelson's fascination with Leo's supposed methods is a touch too gluttonous to allow one to accept his disclaimer.

As developed by St. Thomas Aquinas and a millennium of subsequent philosophers, everything has its "natural" function and its "unnatural" misuse. Food is for nourishment, not gustatory delight; sex is for procreation, not pleasure; sensual enjoyment is luxuria, a sinful diversion of pleasure from its intended purpose of reproduction.

This is anathema to liberals and progressives, understandably perhaps, but to suggest that somehow a Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court now means that The Handmaid's Tale is about to become a reality is an absurdity. If anything, a rather cautious conservative like Kavanaugh, will mean that SCOTUS decisions will be measured and thoughtful, unlike their liberal critics.

As well, rather than operating in the shadows of hidden corridors, Leonard Leo seems to operate up front and out in the open. His name has been mentioned countless times in the media as the person who will help select and shepherd the nominee (Kavanaugh) through what will be an arduous and conflictive process. But Trump's nominee must be attacked from every angle by progressives if they are to try somehow and stymie the Executive's constitutional right to nominate, and if they are to try and manipulate the Senate's constitutional right to advise and consent. This is one part of their battle plan and it reads like the Da Vinci Code. How could they resist?

Posted by Keeley at July 10, 2018 3:47 PM
Comments
Comment #428835

Interesting reading Keeley…thanks.

The Supreme Court was not imagined, or intended, to be political by our founders. The intention was for the court to be a check on politics to ensure conformance of our laws with the constitution.

The progressive/left desires to control the courts to control politics. Ass backwards, as usual.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 10, 2018 4:25 PM
Comment #428838

Kavanaugh is a partisan hack whose concept of executive privilege that got him this nomination, doesn’t come from the Constitution of The United States. Of course, when the President is not of his party, the executive privilege disappears. He’s been around for many of the most questionable activities of his party, from the stolen election of 2000 to the Ken Starr mess. In a previous hearing, he refused to answer questions, simply repeating the same statement over and over again. “most partisan appointee to the court in decades” still applies.

The basic right wing strategy here is to use a religious test for Supreme Court nominees so that people won’t focus on the corporatist agenda, or the nominee’s extra-constitutional belief in “the special needs” of the government.

http://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/396247-brett-kavanaugh-is-back-in-the-fray-with-his-supreme-court-nomination

Posted by: ohrealy at July 10, 2018 5:11 PM
Comment #428839

Liberals/Progressives and the Left-wing media lovingly speak of “balance” on the Supreme Court.

What nonsense. The Supreme Court needs no balancing to achieve it’s only constitutional function. That is; to rule on the constitutionality of laws, not make, alter, or change laws.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 10, 2018 5:41 PM
Comment #428840

By God Royal you are right for a change. The SCOTUS wasn’t supposed to be political but here we are with Trump going against the will of the people with only a few months until election and nominating another Judge for consideration. The conservatives have shamed the court and the country by making the SCOTUS political when they declined to move forward with Obama’s nominee.

People of all political ideologies should be in the streets of DC rioting and looting the Senate in outrage. McConnell should be tarred and feathered and rode out of town on a pole. So we will be stuck with an originalist court voting based on ideology not law nor precedence.

Trump has protected himself from impeachment by bribing Kennedy and we will be stuck with authoritarian rule as conservative ideology demands a strong executive.

The conservative majority of the court will insist that all the freedoms we have are written in the constitution. They don’t recognize that not all right are listed. But on the positive side we won’t be housing British soldiers.

The 14th amendment, the one that gives equality to all even business entities will be forgotten when it comes to people as it was not part of the original constitution.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 10, 2018 6:06 PM
Comment #428841

“By God Royal you are right for a change. The SCOTUS wasn’t supposed to be political but here we are with Trump going against the will of the people…”

OH, MY…how do we address j2t2’s comments without calling them silly and incomprehensible?

Please tell us what SCOTUS has to do with Trump and the “will of the people”. Where is the constitutional issue?

He attempts to make an argument that is truly confusing. The senate followed the constitution and that is unconstitutional?

Writing foolish incomprehensible comments isn’t enough for j2t2. He then admonishes people to “riot” and “loot”; and to “tar and feather” the United States Senate majority leader.

However, our Liberal Pal j2t2 did exhibit great restraint as he did not call for murder, rape, or pillaging.

The Left’s clown car has lost its wheels; along with its mind. They will still receive the mental institution patient vote.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 10, 2018 6:28 PM
Comment #428854

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9YUcwH4Oco

Posted by: dbs at July 11, 2018 8:01 AM
Comment #428859

“how do we address j2t2’s comments without calling them silly and incomprehensible?”

By pretending that government stripping away personal freedom and forcing people to do things against their will isn’t “authoritarian,” but desiring limited government and individual rights is “authoritarian.”

By pretending that Obama founded the country in January of 2009 and that everything pre-Obama is racism or fascism.

Posted by: kctim at July 11, 2018 9:45 AM
Comment #428864

Or by pretending the Senate did the right thing by denying Obama’s nominee prior to the 2016 election

By pretending it was the will of the people them and denying it is the will of the people to wait until the next election now.

Royal your memory is shorter than your…well… principles.

The senate,in 2016,refused to bring Garland up for consideration, telling us it was the will of the people. They blocked the will of the people by blaming the Constitution.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 11, 2018 2:45 PM
Comment #428866

Actually J2, they didn’t bring Garland up for consideration because they didn’t want to take the chance of having another activist liberal justice on the court.
They said that the 2016 election would determine the will of the people.
They didn’t blame the Constitution, they used it and Bidens mouth, to their advantage.

If America is lucky, President Trump will get to nominate at least 2 more.

Posted by: kctim at July 11, 2018 2:58 PM
Comment #428867

“Or by pretending the Senate did the right thing by denying Obama’s nominee prior to the 2016 election.”

Sorry j2t2, my argument is that the senate did the constitutional thing. What the hell does “right” mean anyhow?

Who determines when the senate does the “right” thing and when they do the “wrong” thing? Why?

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 11, 2018 3:22 PM
Comment #428869
The senate,in 2016,refused to bring Garland up for consideration, telling us it was the will of the people. They blocked the will of the people by blaming the Constitution. Posted by: j2t2 at July 11, 2018 2:45 PM

The oddest thing about this was that Garland was fairly conservative, HRC was expected to be elected, and she could have nominated someone better, or made a recess appointment, in spite of McConnell’s threats to hold the seat open forever. It’s like he knew what was going to happen on November 8, 2016. Otherwise it was a pretty big gamble, and he doesn’t seem like much of a gambler. Some people are mad at Obama now for not making the recess appointment, and others for caving in to McConnell about the russian cahooting and colluding.

Now, after the strange 4th of July visit of Kay Granger and the dwarf senators, the traitor in chief is heading to moscow with a $10 billion aspirational price tag on the sleeve of his ill-fitting suit, to be sold in exchange for recognition of putain’s annexation of Crimea, throwing in the betrayal of our NATO allies as a sweetener. The Senate, including the dwarfs, seeing what was happening, voted 97-2 in support of NATO.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/396399-senate-overwhelmingly-passes-resolution-supporting-nato-as-trump

Posted by: ohrealy at July 11, 2018 3:33 PM
Comment #428870

“He is going to defecate all over everything, squawk and fly away, is what he’s going to do in Brussels. And the Europeans are going to continue to say to each other, ‘We don’t have a reliable partner in the U.S. government right now. We don’t think this is a working relationship.’

“Plus, we have a trade war going with them. The President will succeed, whether it’s temporary or whether it’s lasting, realigning U.S. foreign policy away from Europe and toward Moscow.”
Chris Stirewalt, FOX News digital editor, on FOX News at Night with Shannon Bream

Our allies cringe as Trump attacks NATO, insists Putin is “fine,” and will soon go to meet privately with the head of an adversarial nation that helped put him in office.

The Trade War entered its second phase with tariffs on China, and retaliation from them. Mexico retaliated with a 25% on dairy imports, which is going to be crippling for American dairy exporters.

America’s reputation as a leading light for democracy and human rights has been utterly extinguished as we separated 3,000 children from their families. Some went in steel cages. Others have been shipped off to various states without a word of explanation. Despite the order of a federal judge to reunite children with their families, about 100 are under the age of 5, and cannot tell authorities enough to be reunited. It is a self-inflicted humanitarian disaster of the first degree, and one of the ugliest incidents in American history, a blot on everything we once hoped to stand for.

On the other hand, it has been a truly outstanding week for Vladimir Putin.

So here is the big bet. What do conservative Trump supporters value more: their jobs and their farms, or racism & bigotry & misogyny?

Posted by: phx8 at July 11, 2018 4:56 PM
Comment #428871

The traitor in chief is headed to Helsinki, not moscow.

What do conservative Trump supporters value more: their jobs and their farms, or racism & bigotry & misogyny? Posted by: phx8 at July 11, 2018 4:56 PM

racism & bigotry & misogyny. I was advocating boycotting Wisconsin cheese because of Walker. The domestic cheese I buy most often is from Nevada, the imported from Egypt.

We had an incident a few miles from here where a drunk was harrassing a woman wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt, and asking her if she was a citizen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=123jLnqETZU

That’s pretty much the attitude of trAmp’s sheeple. They’re filth. Gullible and deplorable are too nice to describe them.

Posted by: ohrealy at July 11, 2018 5:25 PM
Comment #428872

“Our allies cringe as Trump attacks NATO…”

Really phx8, “attack”?

He is asking our NATO allies to increase spending on their own military so NATO becomes a stronger force to offset the growing threat from Russia. More military spending by our military NATO allies also helps protect America.

Does phx8 have an alternative, to tariffs, to present to the world that will result in free and fair trade? Or, is he just “all talk, and no action” like the three previous presidents?

Perhaps phx8 can tell us why parents would drag their children along as they violate our border and laws; knowing that they would be separated from those children. Where’s the love phx8?

Putin made an exclusive deal with Germany on natural gas. Germany doesn’t give a shit about NATO or the other countries in the EU. Germany refuses to spend more to protect themselves. Germany desires the United States taxpayer to continue to pay for German protection while Germany spends their money supporting immigrants.

When Russia wants something from Germany they will use NG as blackmail as they have before. Then, our Liberal Pals will want the US taxpayer to come to Germany’s aid as we did with the Berlin airlift.

It is time we treat our NATO allies as adults.


Posted by: Royal Flush at July 11, 2018 5:35 PM
Comment #428875

Attack. Yes. That is the right word.

The agreement is that by 2024 each NATO member will contribute 2%.

Alternative to tariffs? Yes. Negotiations. TPP. NAFTA has been revisited 13 times before this administration. If there are imbalances, correct them.

“Perhaps phx8 can tell us why parents would drag their children along as they violate our border and laws; knowing that they would be separated from those children.”

First, no, they did not know the US would pursue cruel policies of separating families. That is right out of Nazi Germany, and no one could foresee the Zero Tolerance policy would result in such awful acts.

Second, some of the people coming here were seeking asylum from violence. The United States violated US and international law by closing ports of entry in order to prevent requests for asylum. Others sought economic opportunity.

My relatives came to this country at great risk to their own lives and to their children. Some rounded
Cape Horn. Others fled Scotland after backing a losing side, crossed into Canada, and then fled wild fires, crossing the Great Plains in @ 1870 by wagon train. Think that didn’t involve risk? Still others came to the Jamestown area in the 1600’s. That was risky too.

Coming here despite great risk is an even better reason to offer entry to this country, NOT turn them away.

And remember-

Trump is treason. It is staring you right in the face.

Posted by: phx8 at July 11, 2018 5:48 PM
Comment #428876

We sure wish that phx8 would find some new lies to spin.

“Germany’s military is in a poor state, and its own defense minister has criticized a lack of readiness and defense spending. In May, German news outlet Der Spiegel reported that only four of Germany’s 128 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets were ready to fly combat missions.

While the US has moved to increase troop presence in Germany and Eastern Europe in light of a newly aggressive Russia, Merkel’s government has sought to increase some energy purchases from Russia, the very force NATO seeks to defend against.”

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/07/11/trump-and-merkel-are-headed-for-a-one-on-one-showdown-after-trump-said-germany-was-russias-puppet/23479949/

phx8 writes; “The agreement is that by 2024 each NATO member will contribute 2%.”

What pure, unadulterated, absolute bullcrap. He pulls this 2024 target right out of his backside.

“According to NATO’s own figures, just 5 of the 28 alliance members meet the requirement agreed upon in 2006 that members spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense.”

http://time.com/4680885/nato-defense-spending-budget-trump/

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 11, 2018 6:12 PM
Comment #428877

phx8 also would like us to believe that parents illegally crossing our borders with children in tow had no idea what our laws were. Please…don’t waste your keystrokes.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 11, 2018 6:17 PM
Comment #428879

“phx8 also would like us to believe that parents illegally crossing our borders with children in tow had no idea what our laws were.”

Most did not know. Who would have believed the United States of America, a nation of immigrants, would inflict such cruelty upon families? Who would have believed the real danger in immigrating to the United States would be from officials of the Trump administration and their supporters?

This is what white nationalism and white supremacy look like. It is extremely ugly.

Posted by: phx8 at July 11, 2018 8:52 PM
Comment #428881

Phx8 those people are not as stupid as you make them out to be. They are well aware they are entering the U. S. illegally.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at July 11, 2018 9:46 PM
Comment #428882

“… they are entering the U. S. illegally.”

That is NOT a good reason for separating families. A government taking children away from their Mom and Dad is not an acceptable form of deterrent.

Crossing the border illegally is a misdemeanor. For most of US history that crime did not even exist. To punish people by taking away their children is cruel, and one of the most criminal, immoral things a government can possibly do.

Posted by: phx8 at July 11, 2018 10:10 PM
Comment #428883

Phx8, where was your outrage while Obama was separating them? Don’t give me that BULLS××T story he didn’t because there is plenty of proof he did a simple Google search will prove it.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at July 11, 2018 10:42 PM
Comment #428892

“Or by pretending the Senate did the right thing by denying Obama’s nominee prior to the 2016 election”

The democrats in the same situation would have done the same thing. Get over it.

Posted by: dbs at July 12, 2018 6:02 AM
Comment #428897

dbs does it get any flimsier than that excuse? “Well they would have done it” is what you need to get over.

Sorry j2t2, my argument is that the senate did the constitutional thing. What the hell does “right” mean anyhow?

Oh please Royal don’t hide behind some lame interpretation of the Constitution used to prevent the Senate from advise and consent. If you do you will need to explain why the will of the people is being usurped this time around.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 12, 2018 8:49 AM
Comment #428899

“dbs does it get any flimsier than that excuse? “Well they would have done it” is what you need to get over.”

You’re the one whining about it. We won that battle. Had your guys been in the majority, and a republican president had nominated a conservative judge to replace a liberal justice, the pick would never have been even considered. Especially that close to a presidential election. I’m over it, you lost.

Posted by: dbs at July 12, 2018 11:50 AM
Comment #428900

Of course you have zero proof of that dbs, it is just a means to justify the power grab by the far right in this country. You know what they did was wrong, it wasn’t constitutional at all. Kinda like the way Hitler took over Germany. It sure wasn’t the will of the people. After all it was the tyranny of the minority especially since Trump didn’t win the popular vote.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 12, 2018 12:39 PM
Comment #428901

“Of course you have zero proof of that dbs, it is just a means to justify the power grab by the far right in this country. You know what they did was wrong,”

I don’t think what they did was wrong. Remember elections have consequences. They held the majority, and thus controlled the agenda.

“After all it was the tyranny of the minority especially since Trump didn’t win the popular vote.”

The popular vote doesn’t decide presidential elections. The electoral college does. He won more states, and more electoral votes. This is a republic, not a democracy.


“it wasn’t constitutional at all. Kinda like the way Hitler took over Germany.”


Trying to compare republicans to hitler because they used their power to push their agenda is completely f#@cking retarded.

Posted by: dbs at July 12, 2018 1:02 PM
Comment #428902

I challenge j2t2 to provide the constitutional evidence that the senate must vote, within a certain time, on a presidential nominee for the supreme court.

phx8 is still mourning the children, whose parents should be charged with “child abuse”, for dragging them illegally across our border.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 2:52 PM
Comment #428903

‘Tyranny of the minority’ rolls on!!!


https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6054/text

Posted by: kctim at July 12, 2018 3:28 PM
Comment #428904

The rise of Hitler and the Nazi party was constitutional up until 1933.

Hitler offered to ‘Make Germany Great Again’ after the Great Depression. The sentiment is the same as ‘Make America Great Again.’ Hitler, Trump, the Nazis, and the GOP were all movements that promoted grievances.

The Nazi Party rose on the right, and in just a few years went from being a small faction to taking about 1/3 of the vote. The takeover of the GOP by Trump and his supporters was similar, but on a somewhat faster time scale. Like Trump, Hitler did not win a majority of the popular vote. Trump lost by @ 2%, that is, @ 3 million votes. The Nazis did not win a majority of the vote in the Reichstag. We see the same in the GOP control of the House (49%) which is dependent on gerrymandering, Senate (43%), and the Supreme Court (failure to fulfill Constitutional requirement to give advice and consent on Merrick Garland).

In Germany, wealthy industrialists played a major role in putting Hitler into the Chancellorship. In the US, a similar group of billionaires- Koch, Mercer, Adelson, and others- played a critical role in promoting the GOP.

Hitler and the Nazis scapegoated the Jews. They accused the Jews of being leftists, socialists, and communists. When a Jew committed a crime against a Christian, the Jews was publicly accused of being “The Criminal Jew,” and the act of one was used to characterize all. Trump does precisely the same thing with immigrants. Families of victims are trotted onstage to denounce them. Trump does everything possible to conflate MS-13, rapists, and murderers with illegal immigrants.

There are many more examples, but perhaps the salient is the failure of Germans to make the moral judgments necessary to stop what was happening.

The Holocaust was legal. Germans obeyed the law.

This failure in moral judgment is exactly the same thing we see with Trump supporters, including what constantly appears on this site. There are attempts to distract and deflect, with false equivalences demanding Trump must not be criticized, but Obama or Hillary should; or that separating children from their families for a misdemeanor, with no plan of reuniting them, is legal; or that anyone coming to this country should have known we were going to be unspeakably cruel, so it is their fault.

The rest of the world is not going along with this. In Great Britain, Trump must go to remote locations for meetings to avoid protests. The British can’t stand him.

Russia, however, is fully behind Trump. These past two weeks have been some of the best in Vladimir Putin’s entire life. A trade war and Brexit are destroying the western economic alliance. Trump’s attacks on NATO are undermining the military alliance. In the House, the GOP is doing everything possible to discredit the DOJ and FBI and any investigations into Trump.

Posted by: phx8 at July 12, 2018 3:39 PM
Comment #428907
I challenge j2t2 to provide the constitutional evidence that the senate must vote, within a certain time, on a presidential nominee for the supreme court.

Oh please Royal we both know the Constitution doesn’t put a time frame on the process, and it wasn’t needed for the first 200 plus years of this country. But how about 200 plus years of precedence Royal which is 75 days start to finish, or because you are an originalist how about the time frame the founding fathers and the next few generations managed to get nominees through the process, which was a week.


The Constitution was written before political parties and this flaw in the Constitution will come back to haunt, especially in the post truth era Trump has ushered in.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 12, 2018 4:56 PM
Comment #428908

Like immigration, I see that you also avoid facts and context with your silly Hitler and nazi comparisons, Phx8.

You ignore the results of the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain, just like you ignore the results of human trafficking and smuggling from Mexico and Central America.

You ignore how the nazi party was considered to the right of socialists mainly because of actual nationalism and actual racism, but they were still far to the left of our own democratic party at the time.

You ignore how human trafficking and smuggling has helped shape our immigration laws and policy. You didn’t care how these laws and guidelines separated children in 2012.

Most of all, you ignore why you guys lost in 2016.

Do you really believe this blind hate and rage is going to lead you to victory in Nov?

Posted by: kctim at July 12, 2018 4:58 PM
Comment #428909

Well folks, we now have phx8’s view of what is happening fresh off the fake media press and enhanced by his simple mindedness.

We are all supposed to quake and quiver when some brain-dead Lefty equates us with Nazi’s, or tells us that parents who love their children bring them along to break our laws.

phx8 honestly told us in a previous comment that he favored “open borders” for the United States. He viewed the migrant hordes that invaded the EU as “pro-growth”. LOL

Folks, that is all they have left. They have absolutely nothing positive coming from their political leaders and media bosses. They must have new voting blood or they will never hold national power again. Since they can’t find Americans to vote for them, they will bring in illegals, give them money, and allow them to vote.

These Leftist/Socialist vampires love sucking the blood from the American treasury to pay for their social and political goals. President Trump is opening the curtain allowing the sun to shine in as these parasites scramble for the cellar and their rotting political coffins.

Good riddance. If you can’t live under the constitution, you don’t deserve to be here.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 5:13 PM
Comment #428910

Eaten on the job? FU says Brett Cavanaugh:

https://bigthink.com/brandon-weber/a-woman-died-working-at-seaworld-and-scotus-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-was-a-judge-in-the-osha-case

Pardoning Oregon pyromaniacs and giving them a free ride courtesy of Pence’s friends at Lucas Oil:

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ranchers-lucas-20180711-story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Posted by: ohrealy at July 12, 2018 5:24 PM
Comment #428911

“…Royal we both know the Constitution doesn’t put a time frame on the process (of confirming nominees for the Supreme Court)…”

Well thank you j2t2. I did good today and now you understand more. Tomorrow, we can talk about other constitutional beliefs you hold incorrectly. In a year or so you may even graduate.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 5:26 PM
Comment #428913

Two things phx8. I wonder if the good people of Germany made such silly comparisons in defense of Hitler as kctim has done in defense of Trump and the repubs. Oh there is no comparison because “Peace Treaties” and other such nonsense.

Secondly the Make America Great Again hats and the America First line used often by Trump is right of the old KKK tokens of the past as well as the line used by Hitler to gain office. Of course to our conservative friends this is just us making stuff up but it is Trump who copied these lines from the far right wing in this country and in Europe from long ago.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 12, 2018 5:49 PM
Comment #428914

Wow…j2t2 now claims that Americans who voted for Trump are not only “deplorable”, according to the Hillary, but advocates of the KKK because they embrace Trumps slogan; “Make America Great Again”.

Well; we all know that the “bloodsucking Left”, devoid of any political philosophy that appeals to normal Americans; will resort to damnation by silly affiliation claims.

But then, they make up stuff all the time. phx8 made up a claim that NATO members were given until 2024 to increase their military spending. When corrected…he slinks away into the cellar to hatch another lie.

phx8 made up a claim that Americans don’t love children because they won’t accept them here illegally. Yet, his political philosophy and religious beliefs, if any, allow him to promote the killing of human babies just as they take their first breath, and then have their organs sold.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 6:11 PM
Comment #428915

j2t2, the Klan regards trAmp as a legacy member. Also, that flag humping thing that he did is straight out of Birth Of A Nation.

Posted by: ohrealy at July 12, 2018 6:13 PM
Comment #428916

This post is for the continuing education of our Lefty Pals who don’t know the history regarding the Democrat Party linking arms with the KKK.

“Every Democrat must feel honor bound to control the vote of at least one Negro by intimidation…. Democrats must go in as large numbers…and well-armed.” An issue of Harper’s Weekly that same year illustrated this mindset with a depiction of two white Democrats standing next to a black man while pointing a gun at him. At the bottom of the depiction is a caption that reads: “Of Course He Wants To Vote The Democratic Ticket!”

This is reminiscent of the 2008 Presidential election when members of the New Black Panther Party hung out at a Philadelphia precinct wielding big batons.”

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/05/the_secret_racist_history_of_the_democratic_party.html

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 6:39 PM
Comment #428918

RF,
NATO members have committed to spending 2% of GDP by 2024.

Posted by: phx8 at July 12, 2018 6:52 PM
Comment #428919

Really phx8. Please provide a believable link regarding when NATO members made the pledge you claim.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 12, 2018 6:59 PM
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We shouldn’t even be talking about popular votes for a president because the popular vote is immaterial. The constitution states:

Clause 2: Method of choosing electors

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The state legislatures are responsible for appointing electors which, in turn, appoints the president to office. The people have nothing to do with it. The only way the people can influence that process is through their state legislatures who appoint electors.

The election of the President is not a legitimate function defined by the constitution. The popular vote is a function performed by the parties, and is used to select candidates for the electoral college to consider. There is no mandate the electors appoint the popular selection. The appointment of the President of the U.S. is performed entirely by the Electoral College, not the people. In a way, the presidential elections are really a sham. The popular vote bears no resemblance to what it is thought to be. We are not electing the president, we are making a suggestion.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 12, 2018 7:03 PM
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“NATO countries in 2014 committed to spending 2 percent of their gross domestic products on defense within a decade. NATO has estimated that only 15 members, or just over half, will meet the benchmark by 2024 based on current trends.

Macron, in his own press conference, seemed to reject Trump’s claim that NATO powers had agreed to increases beyond previous targets. He said the allies had confirmed their intention to meet the goal of 2 percent by 2024 and no more.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/12/trumps-claim-that-nato-will-boost-defense-spending-disputed.html

This information is widely available on many sites. For example:

“There is a communique that was published yesterday; it’s very detailed,” Macron said. “It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/trump-rattles-nato-knocking-its-value-assailing-germany/2018/07/11/82d2ae38-8581-11e8-9e06-4db52ac42e05_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.39cd76eb074b

The NATO meeting was so bad, they went into an emergency session behind closed doors.

Posted by: phx8 at July 12, 2018 9:32 PM
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jumat barokah > http://goo.gl/eDhGxo

Posted by: Obat Sakit Kepala Menahun at July 13, 2018 1:56 AM
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J2,
When it comes to these Russian collusion-immigration-nazi-fascist-social justice etc… nonsense and conspiracy theories that you guys try to push, it is the facts that are defending Trump and the Republicans. Not me.

“I wonder if the good people of Germany made such silly comparisons in defense of Hitler”

Facts say that enough Germans embraced the National Socialist German Workers’ Party to make them a legitimate political party to be considered.
Facts show that the result of those peace treaties was a weak German government, terrible economy, and a greatly demoralized and suffering German people.
Facts show that the National Socialist German Workers’ Party used nationalism to capitalize on what was going on in Germany at the time.

Facts show that the United States is not in the same situation that Germany was.
Facts show that our Constitution and non socialist form of government that comes from it was meant to protect us from such a change.
Facts show that nothing in the Republicans agenda or actions point to fascism.

“Let’s Make America Great Again” has been used by Presidents before.
The America First Committee was an anti-war and non-interventionist group in the late 30s and early 40s.
It is now 2018 and our Republican form of government is still intact.
‘Make America Great Again’ and ‘America First’ were used as nothing more than catchy campaign slogans.

Those are facts, J2. Not a defense of some silly covert fascist takeover that’s floating around in your all’s hyper-partisan minds.

Posted by: kctim at July 13, 2018 8:50 AM
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Well thank you j2t2. I did good today and now you understand more. Tomorrow, we can talk about other constitutional beliefs you hold incorrectly. In a year or so you may even graduate.

So forget precedence and established interpretations of the Constitution Royal? You are hanging your principles on some weak lines my friend, trying to justify what McConnell and the Senate did.

Your version of what the founding fathers intended would have us believe they meant never if the Senate didn’t feel like doing it. But we all know that isn’t the case. The Constitution listed duties and responsibilities of the three branches of government. The Senate failed in it’s obligations by waiting almost a year to do it’s job. It was a politically motivated treason that repubs allowed in the Senate.

So please don’t break your arm patting your self on the back it was wrong and you know it. Your taught nothing while attempting to defend the indefensible and the Senate did a disservice to the country that will come back to haunt them one day.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 13, 2018 12:39 PM
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Sorry j2t2, I won and don’t wish to whip you any further.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 13, 2018 5:01 PM
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Posted by: Lesa Cote at July 14, 2018 4:35 AM
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Royal, the self proclaimed winner! A legend in his own mind. A cheater to the rest of the world, just like the conservatives in the Senate today and the Nazi’s bullying their way into power almost a century ago.

You seem to forget the precedence set forth in over 200 years of advising and consent. You have failed to address this issue by hiding behind a bad interpretation of the Constitution. Such a sleazy way to victory you must be proud of yourself.

Posted by: j2t2 at July 14, 2018 10:21 AM
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We’re winning and that is why you, j2t2, are whining.

Why do Liberals Whine?

When American citizens enjoy full employment, rising wages, fewer unnecessary government regulations, lower taxes, secure borders, freedom of speech and religion and legal means of protection themselves and their families from criminals.

Read this today…really on point.

Heaven has a wall…

Hell has open borders…

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 14, 2018 2:57 PM
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