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Why is 2016 starting to feel like 1860, the beginning of our Civil War?

The U.S. neo-liberal Establishment is beginning to behave like the U.S. Confederacy, threatening to walk away from the United States.  The DNC/Washington Post camp counts on the disenfranchised for votes, and protests of  racism against the pro-business Republican Party, which has just put a businessman in office, as the stock market soars, in the face of a humiliated corporate media globalist elite—which hates Russia.

Russia, the country who stood by us in 1860, warning the “Opium Wars” British Empire (who tacitly supported the Confederacy) not to take military action in favor of the South, which would permanently divide and destroy the United States.

Russia, the country who joined us in fighting the Nazi menace.

Russia, who is fighting ISIS.

Now the once honorable Left is turning Joe McCarthy, untrustworthy CIA agent, and Confederate all at once, in a hate-frenzy against Russia, because their appointed candidate, destroyer of the Middle East and NATO warlord, was rejected by working class Americans suffering under a debt-ridden economy.

Republicans were the good guys in 1860. We have a feeling a great deal of soul searching is going on now (and has been) in the Bernie Sanders, working class, Left.

At least we hope so. We hope the Left is looking at the Washington Post—with its smearing of all conservatives, including the working class, as “white nationalists”—and saying, “Hey, Washington Post. You are going to lose us!”

Now is the time to come together.  We certainly know there are elements of war-mongering and Russian-hating in the Republican party, too. Party differences have never seemed less important. Civility has always been important, but it’s really important now. Read history.  Read everything you can. Don’t make assumptions. Try and believe the best about everyone.  Political differences are not everything.  They really are not.

Don’t leave this country.  Stay, and make it better!

And let’s not start burning Russian books—or anything else.

As we put the Clintons and the Bushes, behind us, we ask for peace!



  1. December 12, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Donald Trump is going to make history. He will be the first U.S. president to ever be impeached for clinical insanity.

    • thomasbrady said,

      December 13, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Gary, what does this rather vague bit of vitriol have to do with Russia? As they shred democracy, I hope they tell us how the Russians won the election. Otherwise this is the greatest fake news story ever.

      • Grunhilde said,

        December 14, 2016 at 3:56 am

        Gary is 100% right on, you pathetic jack-ass!

        Wow Tom, my ancestors also came over in the 1600s and settled in Virginia as well. They also fought in the Confederacy. But I say no thank you to white supremacy, the KKK, and other such fascist scum.

        But to tell you the truth, I cannot come from that many Southerners, and not have enough red-neck in me to want to kick your ass so hard it’ll make your damned nose bleed!

      • Grunhilde said,

        December 17, 2016 at 6:01 am

        Oh, by the way, Tom you know nothing about the working class. You, Nooch, and Drew are not working class and you love Trump. So, stop blaming working stiffs. Any member of the 1% is an enemy of the working class.

        Reagan managed to strong-arm labor unions, and they have been in a steady decline ever since. All those unions jobs have been replaced with minimum wage jobs. Walmart is the largest private employer in the US. They are not paid a living wage and working families must rely on food stamps and other benefits, in order to survive. The Walton’s are right-wing Republican thugs who fight against every entitlement that their employee’s need.

        Doesn’t that just thrill the hell out of you, Nooch, and Drew? You all are sick bastards!

        If you were a REAL poet, you would realize that every past and present poet laureate, and other PEN members, have signed a petition to stand against Trump’s threats to the press and the First Amendment. He is a bastard who will take away our rights and yet you sit around pontificating and celebrating.

        • Desdi said,

          December 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

          Damn those working stiffs. It’s all THEIR fault.
          Stupid 99% — philistines, plebes, peasants…
          Now back to pontificating. Where is my damn pontificator ?
          ah – there it is, next to my fake poet credentials and my Trump rally banner.

          As for the Waltons, Diane — I can only say:

          “G’night John Boy.” ☺

  2. December 13, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I think I would trust the CIA, FBI and NSA before I would trust a man who has zero government or foreign policy experience.
    Would you get onboard an airliner with a blind pilot?

  3. December 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

    You will note that only Trump denies Russian involvement. Do we have a Manchurian candidate here?

  4. Desdi said,

    December 13, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Washington Compost ?
    I’m sorry – I meant the Puffington Host.

  5. noochinator said,

    December 13, 2016 at 9:43 am

    “Now is the time to come together.”

    Never gonna happen.

    You want a friend in D.C.,
    Buy a dog and name it Joad—
    You wanna “come together”,
    Play the Beatles’ Abbey Road.

  6. noochinator said,

    December 13, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    This is the kind of purblind hysteria you’re up against—James Fallows in The Atlantic :

    “I view Trump’s election as the most grievous blow that the American idea has suffered in my lifetime. The Kennedy and King assassinations and the 9/11 attacks were crimes and tragedies. The wars in Vietnam and Iraq were disastrous mistakes. But the country recovered. For a democratic process to elevate a man expressing total disregard for democratic norms and institutions is worse.”

    Worse than Vietnam—
    Worse than Agent Orange—
    And this is an intellectual?
    (There’s no rhyme for orange.)

    • noochinator said,

      December 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      (And by Agent Orange, I’m not referring to Trump’s Secret Service code name.)

      • December 14, 2016 at 2:50 am

        (There’s no rhyme for orange)
        is another of your delusions
        because I wonder . . . orange
        you Russian to conclusions?

        • noochinator said,

          December 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

          OK, the Russkies intervened,
          Like our government’s done e’er since it was weaned—
          They’ll form a commission, issue a report—
          The conclusion unsurprising: Putin’s Voldemort.

  7. thomasbrady said,

    December 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Fallows is a shallow fellow.
    “Crimes and tragedies” he intones pedantically, but this guy Trump… “democratic norms.” What is a “democratic norm?” Hillary Clinton? Is she the “norm?” 😉

    • noochinator said,

      December 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Fallows’ hatred of Trump is akin to devotional—
      F.’s not an “intellectual”; he’s clearly an “emotional.”

      • December 14, 2016 at 3:19 am

        I read the article you posted
        in which Donald Trump was roasted
        and your definition of ’emotional’
        is clearly quite irrational.
        And so you are not the only one
        who can put their thoughts in doggerel.

        • noochinator said,

          December 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

          If what Fallows said is true,
          Why not say Trump’s worse than WWII?

          I think it’s funny that The Atlantic, those varmints,
          Disabled at the Fallows piece the ability to leave comments.

    • Grunhilde said,

      December 14, 2016 at 4:02 am

      Someone who spent a good deal of their life in New York goes and votes for Trump–who everyone around there knows is a major con man, wheeler-dealer, flim-flam, fascist man.

      Fascist pig! My relatives shot the likes of your ass overseas. Guess I better get my guns ready. You fascists aren’t the only ones who carry.

      • noochinator said,

        December 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

        How do you know he voted for Trump?
        He could’ve stayed home and sat on his rump.
        His state is hard blue, so why face the lines?
        Not voting don’t get one (yet) sent to the mines.
        I live in Maryland and proudly stayed home—
        Which concludes this awful (e’en by my standards) poem.

        • Grunhilde said,

          December 16, 2016 at 12:43 am

          Nooch, but out. Tom does not need you to stick up for him.

          You two are pathetic. You are both all like woooo-hoooooo Trump won–Oh yea baby! Then when I call you the fascist scum that you are– you both lie and say you didn’t vote for him. Trump is a big fat liar. I guess you are both following after him. You cannot think for yourselves.
          And NEWSFLASH even if you did sit on your butts and didn’t vote, that would be nothing to brag about! But you two voted Trump because you are fascists scum like he is.

          Drew has a lot of material on his website that describes his love of fascism. When I call him fascist scum, he is all like–who me?

          May all of you burn in hell. May all of your balls shrivel up and fall off.
          May you all be stricken with HEP C. May your tiny weenies grow so microscopic, that you need a magnifying glass and tweezers just to take a pee. May your children scorn you. May all of you (Tom, Nooch, and Drew) die alone and unloved with rats as your only company.

          • noochinator said,

            December 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

            You forgot to curse all the Stein voters,
            And the Johnson voters as well—
            Sure gonna be a whole lotta people
            Consigned to your political hell—

            But though it’s a cold world out there,
            With unyielding balances and checks—
            In the face of such anger and bitterness,
            There’s people like Domina Claire Hex:


            And the ‘smith:

            • noochinator said,

              December 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm

              This poetry site
              needs a whole lotta mo’ of
              Mr. Barry White:

            • Desdi said,

              December 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

              Duuuuuude ! Freakin’ sawng RAWKS !

              Shout-out to our southern sister Diane from New freakin’ England.

    • Grunhilde said,

      December 14, 2016 at 4:09 am

      Pot, meet kettle!

  8. thomasbrady said,

    December 14, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I sat on my rump. I didn’t vote for Trump. 🙂

    I did predict he would win. I knew plenty of die hard liberals, including my dad, who couldn’t in good conscience vote for HRC.

    Non-voters influence elections. The winner always needs voters who do not vote for their opponent. Not voting is a duty, too. So next time a voter tries to shame you, tell them that.

    And as far as fascism goes, tell a Russian starving in the snow on the eastern front during WW II that you’re oppressed because you live in the U.S and your candidate didn’t win.

  9. December 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I urge all parties here to read (or re-read) ‘The Second Coming’ by W. B. Yeats.

    • Kalvinist Lite said,

      December 15, 2016 at 2:19 am

      Good advice, Gary.
      In a similar vein, what I think is another prophetic poem:

      “Canto de esperanza”
      Rubén Darío (1867-1916), English translation by Salomón de la Selva, who romanced Edna St V. Millay !)

      “Song of hope”

      Vultures a-wing have sullied the glory of the sky;
      The winds bear on their pinions the horror of Death’s cry;
      Assassinating one another, men rage and fall and die.

      Has Antichrist arisen whom John at Patmos saw?
      Portents are seen and marvels that fill the world with awe,
      And Christ’s return seems pressing, come to fulfill the Law.

      The ancient Earth is pregnant with so profound a smart,
      The royal dreamer, musing, silent and sad apart,
      Grieves with the heavy anguish that rends the world’s great heart.

      Slaughterers of ideals with the violence of fate
      Have cast man in the darkness of labyrinths intricate
      To be the prey and carnage of hounds of war and hate.

      Lord Christ! for what art waiting to come in all Thy might
      And stretch Thy hands of radiance over these wolves of night,
      And spread on high Thy banners and lave the world with light?

      Swiftly arise and pour Life’s essence lavishly
      On souls that crazed with hunger, or sad, or maddened be,
      Who tread the paths of blindness forgetting the dawn and Thee.

      Come Lord, to make Thy glory, with lightnings on Thy Brow!
      With trembling stars around Thee and cataclysmal woe,
      And bring Thy gifts of justice and peace and love below!

      Let the dread horse John visioned devouring stars, pass by;
      And angels sound the clarion of Judgment from on high.
      My heart shall be an ember and in thy censer lie

  10. noochinator said,

    December 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    They all howled that Reagan would blow up the world—
    I believed them—but then, it just didn’t happen—
    So this time I’ll wait ’til the bombs actually drop
    Before I pay heed to the wolf-criers’ rappin’.

    • Grunhilde said,

      December 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Reagan was a grade B movie actor, not a narcissistic psychopath!

      • noochinator said,

        December 16, 2016 at 11:39 am

        This is true, but still they said
        ‘Twas only minutes until we were all dead—
        This time I’ll “tend” in Voltaire fashion,
        Whilst Fallows et al. cry, “Fascisn! Fascisn!”—
        I’ll only pay heed and say, “You were right!”
        When the bombs are incoming to make eternal night—
        So ’til Putin launches (or the Chinese or ISIS),
        I’ll quietly demur from entering mode-crisis.

        • Desdi said,

          December 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm

          The left have been misusing the word ‘fascist’ since I can remember, alongside the other equally meaningless epithets of racist, sexist, homophobic, islamophobic .

          Most lefties wouldn’t know a fascist if adolph himself strolled into their squat with a brace of stormtroopers. The left has been destroying the meaning of language ever since it gave up on nuanced intellectual debate of real issues. The left’s limited intellectual reach is now confined to identity politics and name calling. It can’t explain Brexit or Trump because it simply has abandoned its capacity to analyse real world events that don’t fit its identity script, the virtual world in which its bubble floats around destroying western civilisation.

          (commentary from “aussigooner” at )

  11. noochinator said,

    December 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Kudos to the right-of-center Washington Examiner for linking to this funny SNL skit:

  12. noochinator said,

    December 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Here’s to the shakiest gun in the west:

    He’s corny as corn bread
    seedy as grain
    He came out west
    on a northbound train
    The crooks die laughing
    but they’re dead just the same
    He’s the shakiest gun in the West

    He’s got a phony pony
    that was made in Japan
    He rides in the saddle
    like an elevator man
    He’s an underfoot tenderfoot
    king of the mess
    He’s the shakiest gun in the West

    But he stands for right
    Both day and night
    He may lose the battle for a while
    But he’ll win the fight

    He’s a humdinger
    a western swinger
    But he has a little trouble
    with his trigger finger
    When he takes aim
    it’s anybody’s guess
    He’s the shakiest gun in the West

    He’s a dude done over
    you can see at a glance
    His boots are shiny
    and so are his pants
    He’s got hair in his eye
    and a gleam on his chest
    He’s the shakiest gun in the West

    He walks with a swagger
    like a cowboy should
    But that’s cause his jeans
    don’t fit so good
    He’s got a ten gallon hat
    and a half-pint chest
    He’s the shakiest gun in the West

    But he stands for right
    Both day and night
    He may lose the battle for a while
    But he’ll win the fight

    • noochinator said,

      December 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      I used to think Zakaria was cool,
      But he’s shown himself an opportunistic tool—
      Has he any cool-cred left remaining him?
      Why should he care so long’s the WaPo‘s retaining him?

  13. noochinator said,

    December 24, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Now that we are all on the brink of becoming billionaires, Joe Bob Briggs has some useful advice:

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