Morning Reads – December 19, 2018

Lets get the most important piece of news out of the way first: Everyone can remain calm, the Red Eyed Mule has found a new home.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Did yall jnow the illegal alien caravan is coming here….wait for it…..because of Global Warming!!?? LMAO!!! So sez the World’s Fattest Man! Don’t ever stop, Al!!!
https://mobile.twitter.com/algore?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Noway2016
Noway2016

Following Ellynn’s creative example yesterday, to honor The Hoax, I present Bob Segar’s Sunspot Baby!!!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ujTTjt5VkZM

Noway2016
Noway2016

YOUUUUU are complaining about someone attacking “the messenger?!”
LMMFAO!!! It’s all you and The BABB Boys everrrrrrrrr do! Just be quiet! Seriously…

O_O
O_O

Would the snowflake feel better if he knew that this message was conveyed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 10 years ago?

http://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/Doctrine/concepts/joc_cooperativesecurity.pdf?ver=2017-12-28-162014-213

Noway2016
Noway2016

Don’t cite something from that far back, Sniv will castigate you for it…

O_O
O_O

You can pick any day from this year then and see that our National Security Policy, regardless of what vote-getters are telling you, is already being shaped by climate change. While you’re there, look at the Advisory Board for this group and tell me if they look like yours and the other troll’s (badly characterized) stereotypical liberal or if they represent probably a more conservative (and literate!) group.

https://climateandsecurity.org/2018/10/02/chronology-of-u-s-military-statements-and-actions-on-climate-change-and-security-2017-2018/

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Sure. I guess the Navy ships wont float if the Oceans rise and inch! I get the Air Force can’t fly over the rising oceans and troops cant move to a little higher ground.

We are doomed!

I loved Obama preaching this global warming screed to the Coast Guard students. They were rolling their eyes more than the NASA scientists were when Obama was telling them to highlight Muslim contributions to space exploration.

O_O
O_O

And how well do you think our infrastructure will do under a foot of seawater? The ship’s may float, but if there’s no pier for them to moor, and no rail lines to get supplies to the pier, they’ll be useless. That’s all in the quadrennial security strategy for 2014-2018. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read my source before contributing a thoughtful, well-reasoned argument.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

This is just silly. OO, how much have the sea levels risen the last 6000 years? They rose 400 feet 19,000 years ago to about 6000 years ago and almost nothing since. (allowing human populations and agriculatr to flourish) They have risen 20 centimeters…the last 6000 years! Not even a freaking foot! NOT 400 feet. So a little historical reference please! Does that sound catastrophic to you? Me neither. They have risen a little bit since the1850s..The end of the mini Ice Age…which helps agriculture…Feeding the planet. “The reconstruction of 35,000 years of sea level fluctuations finds that there is… Read more »

O_O
O_O

I don’t think it’s that silly. As the Smithsonian points out in many different ways, the rising ocean is due to glacial melting, which is caused by increased ocean and atmospheric temperatures. The increase in 1850 of what had been a stable ocean-level is due to coal-burning. This is from your source. This isn’t silly. What’s silly is calling rising-oceans a gift from God in one moment and the next moment citing a source that more or less proves that the phenomena is man-made. “which helps agriculture…Feeding the planet” Go pour salt-water on your vegetables (I don’t think you’ve ever… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

But you don’t disagree with a damn thing in the article. I am giving you longer perspective…rather than the sky is falling interpretation you and the liberals glom on to. And in a longer term context, the global warming is why we are here TODAY. Thank God. Folks had a chance to specialize and not just farm. Modern civilization is due to global freaking warming! Why don’t one of the liberals here dispute any of this. Tell us how great is was to live under 2000 foot ice sheets in NY or Chicago and the oceans were 400 feet LOWER!… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Sure dipsh–! You pay $10 a gallon and buy a Smart Car.

That works. Go vote for the next radical socialist! Move to France little buddy! You’d fit right in!

Tear a few statues down while you are at it. I noticed you don’t add a GD thing other than name call. What I am proposing is what is going on right now and why things are improving. Lift that liberal nose in their air like you are helping something and know it all!

Its comical.

bethebalance
bethebalance

So OK, you’ll say they rose 400 feet over about 12,000 years. But you’ll also say we’ve also had a good 6,000 years or so. And the trend for the last 100 is also rising. So, are you comfortable saying that it’s possible to have a broad trend of potentially devastating rising oceans at any point, or that we can predict the next Ice Age? Or are you comfortable saying it’s possible a broad trend is just beginning in the last 100 years? Or are you comfortable to do nothing but wait for it to get to devastating levels first?… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Sure, do you have a crystal ball? Do you? What if 2 volcanoes spew out enough crap in a few months to cool the planet tomorrow? Why am I going to sit here and panic about it? So you are king for a day, what should we do? Triple energy prices, cripple our economy and that every scientific study shows doesn’t do jack sh–t!? Elect some liberal to control your life and ruin your economy and life? You tell me how some lib politician will change the planet! Go for it. The same geniuses are against fracking, Nuke and any… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Stopped reading after two sentences (tl/dr). No need for all-out panic attacks. Just take the reasonable action ncssry given the knowledge. Short-term and long-term. Market and political failures have prevented improvement in existing fuel production and growth of more long-term sustainable fuel sources. Btw, I have mentioned before I support nuclear- and that you should not thereby create a fake monolith of beliefs other than yours— I.e. don’t make up a stereotypical straw ma, or boogey man. or maybe shadow man. Nuclear to me is in fact destined to be in the future, and will progress with scientific improvements. I… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

If every single nation on earth, no exceptions, not some nations exempt for even one day longer than us…then lets talk. Otherwise not one centavo comes from our treasury. Not one.

bethebalance
bethebalance

That sounds too New World Order, or alternatively, too much civilized coordination. Is it worse to say it’s the U.N. or other large international organization that can do this? With fair consideration of the economic impacts and remedial effort costs across all geographies?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Delusional. Global warming is the reason the planet can support 7.5 billion folks on the planet for the first time ever!! Thanks you warming period between ICE AGES! We would be living in caves if not for global warming.

Why has man been able to dominate the planet that couple of thousand years with so many technological advances? Yes climate panicking folks…global freaking warming! It is truly a miracle from the creator above yet no one will thank him!

We will be screwed when the next ice age comes! Idiots!.

Will Durant
Will Durant

So DTM thinks he is smarter than 97% of the world’s climatologists and calls anyone disagreeing with him idiots.

A finer example of the chess playing pigeon cannot be found.

Carry on. Might be wise for you guys to keep a hose handy though.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No I didn’t say that at all. I am using the same data and presenting it honestly. Not scaring the crap out of folks!! Give me a fact I mentioned about the climate over those thousands of years that is incorrect. I am just not a gullible goober. Big difference! Good luck!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Lastly, slightly different question but along the same lines….lets say plenty of us are small business owners or we certainly know a ton of them…Can any of you think of anything the liberal agenda has proposed or actually passed the last 10 years that makes running a small business easier….something that has helped create a single job? I can give you 50 things the liberal agenda has done to hurt small business but I will not bore you here. You give me a few things that helped!! Massively higher energy costs to save the planet are not one of them… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I run a small business. Obamacare was on track to be a great boon to small business. Health insurance costs were growing by 10-20% per year. Small businesses can’t deal with that volatility so many (including me) had to stop offering it. So that made it harder to find employees because larger companies are better able to withstand those costs for longer. But when Obamacare came along, insurance was actually affordable to individuals to get for themselves, and it was easier for them to evaluate and select a plan instead of being told that “this is the plan we offer”.… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

As Trump rightfully takes a meat ax to most of Obama’s policies, a very relevant question comes to mind: will Obama’s Presidential Library have separate “Men’s” and “Women’s” bathrooms?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Easy Andrew. This is just the low hanging fruit. 1.Tax reform. Getting 4 Trillion stuck in overseas countries back in the US to do some good! The lower tax rate is bring millions of jobs back here. Duh! Did Trump come in raising hundreds of taxes like you know who? 2. Energy policy. Really? Keystone Pipeline and encouraging all forms of energy. He wants lower energy prices to help Americans. Wants far more energy capabilities in the US and not import 40% of our oil like we did 10 years ago. Within the last week the US is energy independent… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Here is even more liberal idiocy. Part of the daily assault on American life… We can even find anyone that wants to perform at the Super Bowl! Why? Intolerant liberals. I guess Joe Six back can go to the fridge now without missing Janet Jackson flopping one out during the half time show… Seinfeld and a ton of comics will not even perform on college campuses any more! What? It has gotten so bad that these ninnies are eaten up with group think that even comedians much less conservative speakers are not welcome! https://offthewire.com/jerry-seinfeld-ripped-the-oscars-for-the-big-mistake-they-made/ My God why kind of snowflakes… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Andrew its called double taxation. Avoid it. Not liberal double talk. Ask any corporation if the US is now competitive when 2 years ago we had the highest corporate tax rate on earth. This is just common sense little buddy. It aint that hard.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Dude, its taxed when they bring it back. It is taxed once overseas and again coming back. It aint that hard. Why did Apple borrow billions in the US when they have billions overseas they could use? The tax laws prevented them from using their own darn money!

An idiotic tax code TRUMP fixed. Not even good little libs argue that has been a bad thing…other than you.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You just said what I said idiot. You sure are an obnoxious little —when caught in more liberal BS…. It was a sitting overseas in a GD checking account or a stinking bond…..ding ding ding…The key word is OVERSEAS! NOT HELPING JOBS HERE!! IT IS TAXED BRINGING IT BACK. RIGHT! THE TAX CHANGE MAKES THAT MUCH EASIER to bring back to the US….GOOD LORD. Okay genius…for all of your audience here….why did Apple borrow billions of dollars in the US when they had hundreds of billions of dollars overseas…money that was theirs but the tax laws kept them from using… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Obama is on record saying he wanted higher energy prices to save the planet….Why do libs hate fossil fuels when renewable are a TINY part of our energy mix? Libs hate nuke, coal, oil, gas…give us all a break okay. We need adults in leadership. See how Macron and the French love that $8 a gallon gas. How is that working for the average Frenchman. It aint.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I have replied to every one of these for ages. You are too obtuse to retain it. Did Trump update NAFTA and the Canada Trade deals? How much quicker does it take to approve of a drilling rig today compared to several years ago? Google reduced government regulations under Trump and get back to us instead of stonewalling. Do you want trade barriers reduced with China and the stealing of intellectual property rights? Has anyone confronted them in 30 years? Did any reform the tax code in ages? How about address or enforcing the immigration disaster he INVERITED? He didn’t… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Try this little buddy. How much would even higher taxes from liberals inspire the same companies….idiot.

chefdavid
Noway2016
Noway2016

Yeah, baby!!!
Gimme the Wall or no Deck the Halls!!!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It took only a week for “proud to shutdown” to revert to the usual proud to pander. I don’t know enough about border security to know if Mitch McConnell’s proposal to “reprogram” $1B in border security funding would be an improvement. It certainly may be.

But what has to be asked about a proposal directed to appease a narcissistic liar surrounded by a constellation of sycophants is how much will the reprogramming benefit them personally if the reprogramming is up to them.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

On the Morning reads….

RIP. It’s an opportunity to propose (maybe again, I don’t recollect) that the state fund term life insurance for all full time police officers.

Georgia tech cybersecurity. Didn’t they in some way assist in the DPG’s hack of the state’s voter registration database?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Martha McSally, appointed to the Senate after she couldn’t win that office on her own, pulled a Kemp in more way than one. She had to say warm and fuzzy things about John McCain for an appointment to a Senate vacancy originating with McCain, after she ignored mention of him with respect to the defense legislation he sponsored and that was approved shortly before his death. The Trump party, it’s how they roll.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Wow this guy has raised a bunch for the wall. https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am at an Appleby’s right now. Let’s say for example if I had a 10 year old daughter that needs to go to the bathroom …let’s say some fully gown male transgender goes to the bathroom right behind her….would you be cool with that? Wouldn’t you feel compelled to follow up and check on her safety?

Is everyone fine with this policy? It seems wrong if you ask me.

bethebalance
bethebalance

How did you guys get to transgender stuff?
I am curious–
—DTM, you ever have any transgender friends?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

One young man about 25 going from male to female. Played on a ball team with my son in little league. Pretty good player and nice kid.

bethebalance
bethebalance

So you don’t know someone who is past the point where they prefer to be addressed as a woman? Or maybe you just don’t recognize what a woman is? Or maybe you just don’t recognize any women who’ve already fully transitioned because that’s how good they are at being women?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Not to my knowledge other than the young man. How many folks do you know that are transgender?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Plenty. And maybe that matters in the way that ppl develop their opinions on public policy. Like when a policymaker has a lesbian daughter or whatever. You talk abt how kids are free of prejudice, and when true, is beautiful. But that lack of prejudice comes in no small part from exposure, and the positive social attitudes taught to them about the diversity of their friends and other humans. You are simultaneously preaching tolerance and intolerance. Justified by your discomfort. But imo, you’re just talking abt stuff abt which you have no knowledge at all. Not an uncommon complaint abt… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

I thought that law did pass in NC? Or did the defeated Gov veto it?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Well I would be leery …glad you have no concerns for your kids. What about the smart Alec c kid that decides to go to the girl’s bathroom knowing fully he can get away with such nonsense?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Any idiot who thinks they can somehow even look like an authentic woman without the practice of being a woman doesn’t know how gender works. Anyone who tries to look like a woman without being a woman will get caught easily. They’ll be put in the Darwin records books for idiocy. They will be easily spotted and identified by anyone. and quickly reported. I am more disgusted by the fact that I have to take my toddler girl into mens’ rooms. Which is probably what is legally required. My wife says that it would be OK if I brought her… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I heard White House officials took an internal poll of only government workers, asking: Which do you support more: Building the Wall or, getting your paycheck?
The results concluded that responses were rigged by the the Deep State.

I’m trying people.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I heard another poll that said government workers wanted the free days off knowing fully they were going to get a paid vacation and still have to do no work. Like always.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Why don’t you work on that long list of things that liberal policies have done to help create small businesses the last decade! Try not to be too snarky on this one. I don’t think you can get away with it!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am reading your wonderful illustrative link Andrew. I welcome all “chuds” liberal and conservative alike look at this pork filled bill that you are extolling for proof liberals have helped create jobs. Okay from your link, out of the $787 billion stimulus…per YOU this is the ONLY thing libs have done in a decade… Of the $787 billion here it how it was spent…in YOUR article…not mine…. $47 billion for unemployment insurance $21 billion direct social security payments $116 billion payroll tax credit $70 billion increase in the AMT alternative minimum tax 15 billion child tax credit 14 college… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

You mean they might get paid back pay- maybe- at some point? Whenever that is?
(Not Christmas or New Year’s.)
Or maybe you’re a socialist who supports paying government bureaucrats for no work?
Get it together. People would rather get paid Friday. Even if it means working.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Balance, when has “gubment” employee not gotten paid on government shutdown. Like never! Everyone knows its a nonissue. Just bluster. Ask Schumer.

bethebalance
bethebalance

They don’t get paid until and unless Congress later appropriates it.
“Until and unless”.
I dare you to prove otherwise.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I dare you to show us that any poor government employee was not paid due to a shutdown! You know they have…so you might move on to another topic!

Why don’t you help Andrew find us something the liberal agenda has done to help from small businesses. Would you like some examples of the tax increases and regulatory burdens placed on small businesses?

xdog
xdog

It’s a concession to Assad and Russia too, not that I believe that’s Trump’s intention. He’s merely trying to counter the cascade of bad news about sleazy and/or criminal acts that has poured down on him the past few weeks. There’s a limit to how much good will he gets by banning bump stocks.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I doubt Israel will like the move, either. Besides throwing Kurds under the bus.
But the worst is that it was all justified because in Trump’s words: “It was my only reason” for being there. Who cares about your reasons? What abt the reasons of the nation’s security?
I see this being slow-walked, then walked back, then, when no one is looking- fuhgettaboutit.

xdog
xdog

Yeah all the Kurds did was fight like bastards for us but that was then so too bad, right? Kind of like Bush the Elder inciting rebellion against Saddam and then when Iraqis did just that letting them twist in the wind.

Reuters reports that Trump made the withdrawal decision Friday while on the phone with Erdogan.

Turks and Kurds don’t match at all but there’s a special dynamic working in northern Syria. Here’s some good background: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/12/19/heres-what-may-be-driving-a-us-troop-withdrawal-from-syria/

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Little buddy, are you still trying to think of something the liberal agenda has done to help small businesses create a job in the last decade? I know it is a daunting task! Even for you!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

So Andrew you got nothing…I didn’t think you could find a single thing that liberals have done to help small businesses, the driving force of the American economic engine, over the last decade because I couldn’t think of anything either. Literally nothing… And NONE of your liberals buddies jumped to your defense either. I sure welcome something so it is not so pitifully depressing that one side can be that harmful to US growth. That is the main point of every post I have ever written on this blog. What a rotten economic message the left has for America. Running… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Did you say that when Obama pulled out of Iraq? Or support the Arab spring? I thought liberals hated being involved in Iraq and Afghanistan…but wait, you love Syria now? Very confusing. I thought liberals would be happy to have troops home. But not now? You don’t mind an invasion on our southern border but want to be in Syria….very confusing. Isn’t Syria the cause of the immigration disaster throughout Europe? And did Trump cause ANY of it? Well hells bells whose watch were these disasters under? I don’t think I like this move by Trump…I may agree with you.… Read more »