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November 24, 2015

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Dale White

Be careful out there---watch your back.

Bob

So when are we going to start a war on Thanksgiving? Until then, have a good one.

Peter G

Enjoy yourselves. Ted can't find you there.

Melissa

KKKKKKKKKKKK love it....rsrsrs..PS I would head out there with my Hillary bumper sticker, just for the anthropological aspect of it....but then I suppose I'd need a credible means of defending myself...I don't think those would be too hard to find around there, though...

David & Son of Duff

'Whilst teacher's away the kids do play' so I will kick off with this observation which follows on from an earlier and similar one.

Sorry, Tayshawn, you were only nine years old when some thugs lured you into a Chicago alley and executed you with several shots to the body because your 'big bro'' had upset the local drug dealers, but even so your murder barely made it into the local press because, you see, you did it all wrong! You should have arranged to be shot by a white man, or better still, if you really wanted top billing, by a white policeman! That way you would have hit the full media headlines, mass demos in your memory, 'Black Lies Matter' out in force, the Jackson & Sharpton Show on the road and, the final accolade which we all await with bated breath, a word from on high by 'you know who'!

As it is, sorry Tayshawn, but you're just a statistic, just another black on black shooting and, frankly, there are just so many of them that you only rate a yawn. R.I.P.

David & Son of Duff

Correction, it wasn't 'Big Bro'', it was good ol' Pa who upset the mob and thus bequeathed an early death to little Tayshawn. Such is life and death in the 'hoods!

Pablo

My, David, you are indeed an asshole.

The Dark Avenger

FOAD, you imbecilic piece of shit.

Bob

Yesterday pundits made a lot of hay of out Cruz tying Trump in some polls when adjusted for the margin of error. He'd be even worse for the R's than Trump or Mitt. Cruz stands for absolutely nothing other than being a rabble-rousing opportunist; a 21st century Joe McCarthy. It's going to be even more fun if what's left of the party has to start an LLC to fight him or expand the one already in place to fight Trump. Live by cynical politics, die by cynical politics.

Peter G

Yet somehow this story that "barely made it into the press" somehow crossed the Atlantic Ocean to become an obsession with a conservative nut determined to prove what we do not know. But we can take a guess, it's Hillary for sure.

Peter G

Um DA. You might not have noticed this trend but David has that English predilection for caning. Or rather being caned. His intense sexual gratification became quite evident during a couple of early exchanges. His tumescence seems to be amplified by images of dead children, especially black ones. Pointing out that he is an imbecile gets him off. Pointing out why pisses him off. Now ordinarily how someone gets their jollies is of no concern to me but David's obsession appears very unhealthy and I believe we should be careful not to reinforce his orgasmic connection with spanking and dead black children. 'Nuff said.

Bob

Pardon the momentary onset of dyslexia. "Out of" not "of out."

Bob

Besides, you'll never make the slightest dent:

"Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet. While this pattern of behavior may be appropriate for a king in 16th Century England, it is generally considered inappropriate for most ordinary people today."

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/

Peter G

We should do what we can to help him channel his sexual fantasies into less dangerous areas. Hillary is okay. She's far away and well protected as a leading American politician and spouse of a president. But there are black children in the UK and lots of them. It's a short step for people like David to step from fantasy to creating a reality. The orgasmic pleasure he derived from the death of Trayvon Martin was frightening to behold.

Bob

Think carefully about his past remarks and you might conclude he fits the NPD profile. Unfortunately, it would take a trained professional to truly diagnose or help him, and given this particular disorder he'd resist vigorously.

Bob

Btw as far as sexual inclinations, it's more likely he'd fantasize about a dead black child while masturbating. Who would he consider good enough to actually have sex with besides himself unless there were a lot of fantasizing going on during the act?

Peter G

You're right that he does fit that bill. But he also fits Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD's are more dangerous or so I am told. A professional diagnosis is definitely needed. I'm pretty sure I don't want to know what is in David's basement or his closet.

David & Son of Duff

Oh dear, "what a falling off was there"! No attempt to face up to my main point, instead, screechy diatribes of increasingly hysterical insults, bit like a demo from 'Black Lies Matter', really. The quicker our distinguished host returns the better. He mostly writes rubbish but he avoids sinking into pseudo psychobabble and sexual fantasies.

Sorry, Tayshawn, you really don't deserve this lot.

Bob

It's interesting how much the characteristics of NPD overlap with those of a conservative:

Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

David & Son of Duff

Now come on, chaps, I need some help here. You're all Democrat party supporters and loving subjects, ooops, sorry, loyal citizens to 'Ol Big Ears', so can you please explain which of these two statements he actually believes:

“I don’t think they [ISIL] are gaining strength. What is true is that from the start our goal has been first, to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria they will come in, they leave, but you don’t see the systematic march by ISIL across the terrain,”

or, following the Paris massacre:

“This is an important moment for our nations and for the world. This barbaric terrorist group, ISIL or Daesh, and its murderous ideology pose a serious threat to all of us. It cannot be tolerated. It must be destroyed and we must do it together."

What is it about the words "contained" and "serious threat" that is confusing your master strategist in the Whitehouse?

Peter G

Oh so now you want facts? Well ISIL is losing territory and losing strength and losing their primary sources of income. And because of those things they are actually losing recruits for whom a shrinking Caliphate somewhat undercuts their argument that God is on their side.

So here's a question for the Duffer. Putin's efforts were largely aimed at suppressing rebellion against his ally Assad. Why put a bomb on a civilian Russian plane and invite a realignment of forces against themselves? Why do these coincide with terrorist acts in France? It's pretty obvious to those with functioning brain cells ol'Duffer that ISIS is getting desperate. They need the West and even the Russians to behave stupidly. And by golly your basic conservative is there to provide it. Let's get in on the ground floor in a centuries long grudge between Shia and Sunni because we're awesome and both sides are bound to respect our awesomeness. Btw who on earth drew those asinine Middle East borders? Oh right. And every single right wing politician I have heard has a plan to make the situation worse.

Bob

People who would like to find fault confuse the context. "... we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria they will come in, they leave, but you don’t see the systematic march by ISIL across the terrain." The context is Iraq and Syria. It is implied nowhere that all possibility of terrorist attack anywhere in the world has been contained, which is an absurd idea.

Peter G

Is that true Bob? I don't know how it can be absurd. Can't count the times I have heard right wing nutters assert that bad things can never happen if you elect RWNJs. Aren't they the people who always keep you safe?

Bob

Sure, Peter, inside their own tiny, twisted minds GW Bush kept us safe, and except for that 9-11 thing, creating countless terrorists all over the world by invading Iraq and encouraging discrimination, hatred and bigotry to win a second term it's totally true.

David & Son of Duff

Riiiiiiight, so "This barbaric terrorist group, ISIL or Daesh, and its murderous ideology pose a serious threat to all of us" was all blx, was it?

And where on earth did you ever find me suggesting that we should put 'boots on the ground'? You're at it again, Peter, making things up in that excitable little head of yours. I expect Bob has a psychobabble name for it!

As it happens, I think Obama, in general terms, has it about right, that is, lob in a few bombs and missiles, occasional forays by Special Forces and pay the Kurds to do the fighting. Only the history books will tell us eventually but I suspect that he stumbled on this operational idea by accident!

The Dark Avenger

yeah, getting bin Laden, improving the access of millions of Americans to affordable health care, presiding over the social revolution that is gay marriage:
'Ol' Big Ears does seem to have a lot of luck and stumbling enemies on the domestic front compensate for this lack of talent you alone seem to detect, David.

David & Son of Duff

"Getting bin Laden"? A washed-up, refugee, has-been leader of a terrorist group that was already surpassed by other more dangerous groups. Brilliant!

"improving the access of millions of Americans to affordable health care" which is now disappearing as fast as the various insurance companies close up shop because they can't afford it! Brilliant!

And "gay marriage"! Yes indeed, a really and truly important, pressing, vital issue that deserves to be at the very top of his list of priorities - not! Equally brilliant!

Underwhelmed is my immediate re-action.

The Dark Avenger

Are you talking about bin Laden or David Cameron, David? I think you got the two of them confused.,

And which health insurance company is closing up shop? As a market of fact the latest governor of Louisiana will expand Medicare fro 250,000 residents who didn't have it before, I'm sure you can't object to that, now can you?

As for being undewhelmed, well, that's to be expected from a conservative nut job who swallows everything that the American RW published about him on the Internet, cork, bottle and all, as H.L. Mencken.

If Obama had cured cancer, you'd be berating him for taking away the livelihood of oncologists around planet.

David & Son of Duff

@ DA:

Well, I wouldn't wish 'Dim Dave' dead but if you could see your way clear to kidnapping him, I'd be awfully grateful!

Obviously, DA, you have been concentrating on my penetrating insights into American politics instead of reading your own news. There has been a steady stream of news items reporting various insurance companies either pulling out of Obamacare or considering the option. Here is just one of them and it happens to be the biggest health insurer in your country!

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-a-big-insurer-is-threatening-to-pull-out-of-obamacare-20151119-column.html

The Dark Avenger

Well, David, judging from the headline of the LAT, things aren't as gloomy as you'd like us to believe:

UnitedHealth's threat to pull out of Obamacare isn't as scary as it seems

It's notable that United's announcement Thursday of its discontent with its ACA experience--"market data has signaled higher risks...while our own claims experience has deteriorated," its CEO Stephen Hemsley said in a conference call--comes only weeks after the company's chief financial officer, David Wichmann, projected that the exchanges would develop "into a strong viable growth market for us."

One might wish for United's top brass to get their stories straight, but the fact is that the company seems to have worked virtually since the Nov. 1 start of open enrollment for 2016 to discourage enrollment.

The firm reportedly cut agent commissions by as much as 80% for exchange enrollments and dumbed down its online portal for brokers (H/T Charles Gaba). Thursday's announcement, coming as buyers were beginning to ponder their choices for insurance in 2016, could be seen as part of the same effort--who would sign up today for 2016, with a company that might not still be your insurer in 2017?

Put it all together, and United is grousing about a business line that it was never comfortable with anyway. So it's instructive to compare Hemsley's remarks to those from insurers that are more committed to the individual market for the long haul. They're not overjoyed with their results up to now, but they're expecting things to improve by 2017 (around the time United is contemplating an exit).

The Dark Avenger

And thanks again for demonstrating that even today, there are some turkeys not destined for the dinner tables of America today, there are still a few on your side of the Atlantic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSf_K5PeFw

David & Son of Duff

But it's not just United who want out! And if you are hoping for top business execs (eg: 'the Trump') to talk straight don't hold your breath!

Sorry, I couldn't watch the whole of that cartoon, I began to lose the will to live! But yes, you're right, we have more than our fair share of turkeys over here. It's probably not of much interest to you but if you have never seen a political party commit 'hari kari' before, check out our Labour party. Oddly enough, I am truly sorry because I think it is vital that we have a functioning opposition and a viable alternative government. If I tell you that yesterday in parliament the shadow Chancellor actually quoted from Mao's little Red Book, probably the biggest mass murderer in history!

The Dark Avenger

Never said I trusted business executives to tell everything, and the article doesn't mention any other businesses that 'want out'. Sorry, David, but once again you've been shown to be deficient in the facts on the ground.

As for your Labour pains, I'm sure Cameron and the rest of the Tories will do their best to drag down the British economy in the name of austerity so that even Mao wouldn't recognize the place by 2020.

Pip-.pip, old chap.

David & Son of Duff

@ DA:

Well, there's always this: http://www.naturalnews.com/041627_Obamacare_exchanges_insurance_companies_health_care.html

Alas no, yesterday 'Dim Dave' and his Chancellor, 'little Georgie', dished out an Autumn spending review in which they were spending money like drunken sailors, although they assured us they would balance the budget within five years. Yeeeeeees, quite, we are not holding our breath.

However, you and the others here should study what is going on in the Labour party which has been captured by ultra-Left-wing Trots who loath social democracy even more than conservatism. It is not a pretty sight and "there will be blood" - no, no, not literally but metaphorically. Your Democrat party could follow a similar course if you are not careful because there are plenty of 'ultras' in your ranks just waiting their turn!

The Dark Avenger

i like your low-rent versions of the Leftist Apocalypse, David. I'm afraid they smack of the lamp than of any reasonable prediction of the future.

David & Son of Duff

Maybe, DA, but no-one, not even the most far-sighted, experienced political commentators 'over here' foresaw what is now happening in the Labour party. Everybody laughed when Jeremy Corbyn stood for the leadership but the Labour party, in its ineffable dimness, had changed its own rules so that anyone could join - and vote! - if they paid just £3. The party was instantly swamped with (mostly young) Trots and Corbyn won. Just imagine the Democrat party run by a cabal of the sort of ultras who regularly join in on any sort of demo. Don't say it will never happen, that's what the Labour moderates said 'over here'!

Happily, barring accidents, it is exceedingly unlikely that Corbyn will ever be prime minister for which you should be very relieved. I know 'Ol Big Ears' detests and despises the UK but we are a long-term ally. However, a Corbyn-led government would actually become virulently anti-American.

So if I were a supporter of the Democrat party - which thank the Lord I'm not, Sir - I would watch the ultras very closely!

David & Son of Duff

Well, I wondered why it was so quiet. In a comment above I apologised to the late 9-year-old Tayshawn who was executed by 'gangstas' but received absolutely no mass demos from the Jackson & Sharpton circus, as opposed to the furore likely to erupt over the death of some drugged-out black loony called Laquan McDonald who was shot several times by a policeman for no apparent reason.

But ... but ... the silence was deafening!

A pathetic mini-demo - and that was it! I couldn't understand it until I realised that this shooting took place over a year ago!!!!! So why the silence? Could it have been because the mayor was up for election at the time? And was that why the city quietly agreed to pay the family $5 million and thus even the family remained surprisingly quiescent? And was that why the City fought tooth and nail not to release the video until forced to do so a few days ago? And was that why it has taken the prosecutor nearly a year to bring charges?

I guess that most of you here just put it down to a typically rotten borough run by corrupt Republicans. But ... oh no ... say it ain' so ... it was actually in Chicago, a solidly Democrat controlled city for decades and the current mayor was once Obama's favourite 'consigliere', the deeply repugnant Rahm Emanuel.

What a putrefying Democrat stench!

The Dark Avenger

well, David, the decline in your country's politics can be best illustrated by your substitution of conservative billingsgate for a reasonable analysis of your situation.

As for a PM who doesn't look to Uncle Sam to help out and be Uncle Sucker, in the infamous words if anorher 'Ol Big Ears', "Bring it on!"

As for watching the "ultras". I think you need some time with a psychologist, or someone else who specializes in helping madmen back from the brink of reality.

Bob

Rahm Emanuel is repugnant, as was Richard J. Daily, but it has little to do with them being Democrats. It has a lot to do with them acting like autocrats. The only reason Emanuel is still in office is he had no credible competition in this year's election. Even then he only won by 11 points against a guy nobody had ever heard of in a runoff election.

As far as the deafening silence in response to your race baiting, I dare say no one gives a rat's ass what you think. Your Ann Coulter act is worn out. Maybe you should try emulating Glenn Beck. He makes even more stupid noises, if that's possible.

David & Son of Duff

Bob, my dear old thing, I wasn't complaining about the silence towards me and my ramblings, but the silence from the usual noise-makers, you know, all those young and desperately dim nonentities who follow the Jackson & Sharpton circus.

Perhaps it's worth asking why Emanuel had "no credible competition"? Would it, do you think, have anything to do with the fact that Chicago is one huge great Democrat party stitch-up? A bit like Detroit or Baltimore or San Fran!

Anyway, you'd better watch out, agreeing with me could be dangerous!

The Dark Avenger

Yes, David, especially to one's own mental health!

David & Son of Duff

No, no, DA, for you it's too late but Bob, given his insight into the grunge that is Democrat Chicago, remains mentally stable! For you, well, what can I say except keep taking the pills!

Bob

Of the largest cities in the US only 12 out of 51 have Republican mayors, including Atlanta in the reactionary state of Georgia. This is because the Republicans' current philosophy runs counter to nearly everything necessary to make centers of civilization work. ( http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/us-mayors.html )

I don't agree with you. Emanuel is an autocrat. Boris Johnson would do a better job. At least he's smart enough to know how stupid Blair is.

The Dark Avenger

Sorry, David, but I'm not taking anything but a little iron these days.

I would suggest that your physician use something more up to date than reserpine for treating you and your own delusions, like anyone "owes" you an explaination of Chicago politics.

Bob

David wouldn't take reserpine or any other drug prescribed by a socialist doctor. What do they know? He takes an ice cold bath followed by the application of leeches. He then puts the bare ends of an electrical cord to his temples.

The Dark Avenger

If leeches were good enough for Edmund Burke, they're good enough for his acolyte of the 21st Century.

David & Son of Duff

Actually, Gentlemen, I take so many damn pills first thing every morning it puts me off my breakfast!

And you're quite right (for once), DA, anything that was good enough for Edmond Burke is good enough for me - although leeches may be a step too far.

As for your comment, Bob, to wit, "Republicans' current philosophy runs counter to nearly everything necessary to make centers of civilization work", I assume you mean 'work' like it does in Chicago, Baltimore, San Fran, etc, etc!

Peter G

Any of them actually prescribed?

Bob

Cold water treatment was also popular during Burke's time. Speaking of conservative pathology, the great Canadian researcher Robert Altemeyer might interest you.

The Dark Avenger

I'd hate to subject any leech to the torrent of chemicals in your blood, David.

Bob

Do you imagine Chicago is some type of dystopia? It has its problems, but I can assure you that, despite Rahm, it's still one of the world's great cities. San Francisco is one of it's most beautiful and cultured. It must be really scary inside your head.

shsavage

My, my. This thread has certainly metastasized...PM, please come back!

Bob

It's not pretty, is it Stephen? On the other hand it's only words and not actual S&M. Sticks and stones and all that.

David & Son of Duff

Yes, Peter, all of them which is why, presumably, they are so boring!

You're right, DA, any self-respecting leech would probably crawl away from my blood. Mind you, the buggers had a good meal off me when I was on jungle training in Malaysia 'back in the day'.

Er, Bob and SHS, if anyone's metastasizing, it's you two!

Bob

Did the leeches get in your ears?

David & Son of Duff

No, Bob, and I won't tell you where they got to - there may be ladies present!

Tom Benjamin

I think this is the most odious argument the right makes. I know Duff is a troll - and I almost always ignore them - but even trolls should be ashamed of this misdirection.

Tayshawn was murdered by a gang member, a criminal, someone both the police and the community wishes to see captured and punished. There is no protest because the state was not directly responsible for his death.

Protests occur when an agent of the state - someone whose job it is to protect and serve the community - is the killer.

Should not the police be held to a higher standard than a gang member in the community?
Nobody should make a fuss when the police murder because they don't make a fuss when there is a gangland slaying?

That's too stupid for words.

The Dark Avenger

Well, David, I'm sure that your encounters with them in Malaysia were because of a lack of their usual prey of tiny-brained invertebrates, and you were the nearest thing to an acceptable substitute by their lights.

David & Son of Duff

"Protests occur when an agent of the state - someone whose job it is to protect and serve the community - is the killer."

But, alas, Tom, there were no protests over the killing of Laquan Macdonald, or at least, nothing to match the Trayvon killing and the Jackson & Sharpton circus failed to appear and Obama failed to order his Dept of non-Justice into action and the video was kept secret because, as we now learn, the killing took place a year ago and 'Hizonner' Rahm Emanual was facing an election at the time. He arranged the swift payment of $5 million to the family and no doubt they were told to keep quiet, too!

So when push comes to electoral shove, it doesn't matter a flying fig who shot the dopey black! kid!

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