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Posts by Billthedrill

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  • These Detroit Residents Are Building Their Own Internet

    11/22/2017 10:34:50 AM PST · 29 of 30
    Billthedrill to simpson96

    10 mbps is definitely a first-world problem. Half of the time I’m struggling along at 600 kbps out here in the country. It’s probably racism.

  • Beef in the buff? Paris opens first nudist restaurant

    11/22/2017 10:23:49 AM PST · 29 of 47
    Billthedrill to Red Badger

    I’ll pass on the flaming dessert, thanks.

  • Thanksgiving kitchen nightmares! From burnt turkeys to disastrous desserts

    11/22/2017 10:19:30 AM PST · 20 of 48
    Billthedrill to mairdie

    If the weather is inclement, just move your turkey fryer inside like William Shatner did. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Democratic Senator on Bill Clinton's Misconduct: Uh, Let's All Just 'Move Forward,' Okay?

    11/22/2017 10:10:21 AM PST · 37 of 58
    Billthedrill to Kaslin

    I’m fine with that so long as it’s a prison cell in front of him.

  • We should shield her? Lois Lerner fears retaliation from tea party if transcripts are allowed public

    11/21/2017 7:21:11 PM PST · 89 of 89
    Billthedrill to Cheerio

    Wait - somebody refresh my memory. Who do you work for again, Lois? So, you’re afraid that the employers who you screwed over might be a little cranky? Yes, dear. Yes, we are.

  • Should The FBI Be Abolished?

    11/21/2017 4:00:07 PM PST · 55 of 62
    Billthedrill to Twotone
    Abolishing the FBI would not be a task to be taken lightly. The prevalence of state-level support for terror organizations from Iran to Venezuela mandates a certain coordination of national assets in reply. To simply ban the FBI would be to throw a great deal of wheat out along with the chaff. And I have met a number of FBI personnel both on the job and otherwise and they seemed like the dedicated professionals they are purported to be. For example, in the Ruby Ridge outrage, 10 of the 11 FBI snipers present declined to obey the horribly illegal Rules of Engagement. But there was one, Lon Horiuchi, who did not and Vicki Weaver was murdered as a consequence. He was indicted, whisked out of the state, and protected by a federal government who laughed at the temerity of the little people to expect the FBI to obey the law. One out of eleven, but that was enough.

    The list in the article is truly damning. The organization is unquestionably corrupt from the top levels down and is now participating in partisan politics with an open mockery that states that it is impossible to stop without precipitating a Constitutional crisis through the offices of the principal beneficiaries, the Democrats, whose open criminality is now effectively above the law. There is no one to guard us from the guardians, and they know it.

    Have we reached the point, then, when we must dispense with the guardians despite the hazard of what they are guarding us against because not to do so is even worse? To do so is to conclude that they are corrupt beyond reform. I cannot envision an existing mechanism that would effect that reform. They need either to go completely or to have their operations curtailed severely until such time as they can return to impartial obedience of the law they are supposed to be enforcing; otherwise, the police state we already have will only get worse.

  • How Murderer Charles Manson and Donald Trump Used Language to Gain Followers (For real?)

    11/20/2017 10:17:09 PM PST · 41 of 42
    Billthedrill to EdnaMode
    Newsweak drifts further into irrelevancy. One has to use language well in order to attract followers, which explains Newsweak's dwindling subscriber list.
  • MSNBC Reporter: Rand Paul Being Beaten Up Is 'One Of My Favorite Stories'

    11/20/2017 10:05:28 PM PST · 28 of 53
    Billthedrill to Kaslin

    Hillary’s loss cost this poor young lady her career as a prison camp guard.

  • Greenfield: The Hotel From Leftist Hell

    11/20/2017 9:52:47 PM PST · 6 of 19
    Billthedrill to Louis Foxwell
    Hmm..."thought leaders" in luxury. Now where have I heard that one before? Oh, yeah...

    "Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples."

    Yeah, it was Animal Farm. Piggy named Squealer. I'll bet he was great as bacon.

  • Economist Magazine: Surging Economy Under Trump Only Due to 'Fortunate Timing'

    11/20/2017 4:41:09 PM PST · 45 of 46
    Billthedrill to Maine Mariner
    It was a fine, pro free enterprise publication at one time.

    Yep. I was a long-time subscriber, and for most of that time it was a great mag. By now, though, everyone who understood anything about American politics is long gone and those articles have come to be ignorant embarrassments. The magazine itself is useful only insofar as the reader wants to hear the latest pablum from EU globalists. In short, not worth paying for.

  • French Author: To Prevent Sharia Civil War, Establish Separate Islamic State Within France

    11/20/2017 4:18:10 PM PST · 38 of 60
    Billthedrill to ForYourChildren
    De Moliner presented only one possible solution to this cultural divide: "one territory, one government, but two peoples: the French with the usual laws and Muslims with Qur'anic status (but only for those who choose it)."

    That isn't how Sharia works, and if De Moliner wants to learn that all he has to do is ask the Muslims, it isn't any secret. They'll be fine with one territory, one government, but both have to be theirs. Many peoples? Sure, that's what jizya is for. Shut up and pay up, dhimmi. Later, convert or die.

    This is nothing more than give the bully your lunch money and hope he leaves you alone. He won't. Why should he? He gets everything he wants, and the only thing that is changing in that equation is that he wants first more, and then everything.

  • Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change

    11/20/2017 10:44:46 AM PST · 15 of 33
    Billthedrill to Oldeconomybuyer

    Ah, yes, another of those “the movement is picking up steam” articles I alluded to on another thread. Never before in the history of the human race have people been apprehensive in autumn over what the winter weather is going to be like or in springtime over how hot the summer is going to be. We should be grateful to articles such as this for raising our consciousness.

  • Deadly earthquakes could hit a billion people next year because of Earth's slowing rotation

    11/20/2017 10:35:59 AM PST · 96 of 121
    Billthedrill to 11th_VA

    It’s all those dang wind generators, that’s what. I knew they were trouble.

  • MSM Hype Notwithstanding, Clinton/Obama and Their Resistance Falling Apart

    11/20/2017 10:26:31 AM PST · 24 of 24
    Billthedrill to Sean_Anthony
    We pretty much knew the thrill was gone when we started hearing those "the Resistance is doing great!" stories from the Young Turds and Newsweak. Like those perennial "picking up steam" stories, they're a funeral bell tolling on what wanted to be a movement. Three words: Yeb Bush's campaign. Picking up steam. You betcha.

    This sort of thing tends to percolate very slowly into the insular worlds that are the Beltway and the bi-coastal journalism community, and those bastions of academia that are keeping bad news at bay with furious free speech suppression campaigns. Even there they're becoming as stale as Hillary Clinton's wedding cake.

    Alas, even such epochal demonstrations of outrage as the Great Scream At The Sky seem to have devolved into whimpering. The 0bama and Clinton factions are now merrily slitting one another's throats and hoping for divine intervention from Russia or North Korea or some slime factory that's cleverer than the ones who have already been caught at it. Halloween's over and the Great Pumpkin never came. Deal with it.

  • Hillary Clinton brags Bill Clinton didnít use Twitter while POTUS (didnít exist until 2006)

    11/19/2017 3:29:01 PM PST · 22 of 45
    Billthedrill to Kevin in California

    What’s doubly amusing about this is that enough papers reported it uncritically for us even to hear about it. Her staff and sycophants in the media are as dumb as she is.

  • Snowflakes Triggered by Steve Martinís 40-Year-Old King Tut Song

    11/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PST · 84 of 95
    Billthedrill to dfwgator

    The snowflakes don’t want to mess with Zappa. Dead 24 years now, he’d still eat them up and spit out the bones.

  • Bill Clinton should have resigned (says leading liberal publication)

    11/19/2017 1:15:26 PM PST · 20 of 62
    Billthedrill to GoldenState_Rose
    Had he resigned in shame, we all might have made a collective cultural and political decision that a person caught leveraging power over women in inappropriate ways ought to be fired. Instead, we lost nearly two decades.

    We didn't lose two decades, Matt, you gave them away. We didn't cover for a rapist, you did. And we aren't stuck with his slandering, bribe-taking criminal wife for a default candidate, you are. And a twenty-year-late mea culpa isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The feminists who shielded BJ Billy Clinton and who have suddenly discovered the political expediency of throwing him under a long-past bus are the same fools who steadfastly refuse to recognize the ongoing abuse of women under Islam, and for even less reason. There are no "feminist principles" involved because those died on the altar of political correctness twenty years ago and more.

  • David Brooks on PBS: Judge Roy Moore's Christian Backers Guilty of 'Heresy' and 'Idolatry'

    11/19/2017 1:02:59 PM PST · 40 of 53
    Billthedrill to drewh
    Heresy and idolatry? What, is somebody selling little Roy Moore statues that I'm supposed to be burning incense to? Dave, buddy, those words: I don't think they mean what you think they mean.

    I thought this was supposed to be a political discussion. I didn't expect a sort of Spanish Inquisition.

    [waiting...]

  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/19/2017 12:09:12 AM PST · 40 of 57
    Billthedrill to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Good heavens - 38 posts on farting and no one has mentioned Benjamin Franklin's Fart Proudly? We're slipping, people...
  • What if Ken Starr Was Right?

    11/18/2017 11:30:13 PM PST · 13 of 71
    Billthedrill to Kartographer
    Would any feminist today hesitate to take a similar opportunity to remove a predatory studio head or C.E.O.?

    Yes, actually, she would and has. For example, the one who said that Al Franken should be given a pass for blatant and photographed sexual harassment because he's a Democrat. They did it then, they've been doing it since, and they're doing it now.

    But the Clinton operation was also extraordinarily sordid, in ways that should be thrown into particular relief by the absence of similar scandals in the Obama administration...

    ...who is behind this article and the recent attacks on Hillary. Douthat is still a tool, his bosses have simply turned him in another direction and it's business as usual.

    And what they did instead — turning their party into an accessory to Clinton’s appetites, shamelessly abandoning feminist principle, smearing victims and blithely ignoring his most credible accuser...feels in the cold clarity of hindsight like a great act of partisan deformation.

    That would be 20-year-old hindsight, wouldn't it? Justice delayed is justice denied, which was never truer than this case. "We got away with it but now we're sorry" doesn't cut it.

    For which, it’s safe to say, we have all been amply punished since.

    How so? By a public rejection of, and disgust at, a woman who had the temerity to claim that she was destiny's child despite all the lies and the corruption in a lifetime of abuse of political office? A little disappointment does not constitute punishment. And twenty years hence we may well be reading another hindsight article admitting that yeah, maybe she did take massive bribes to betray her office and her country and really was unworthy of the Presidency but entirely worthy of prison, but we were distracted by those mean Republicans being too partisan and so we let her slide but we're sorry now. Utter garbage, in short, and so is this.