DOUBLE Baker’s Dozen ™ Attacks against the Donald and Efforts to keep him out of office

By Nathan Barton

As we near the triumphal coronation – whoops, inauguration – of the next Massa (POTUS), it might be good to think about how many things he has been accused of being, which make him unfit for that office.
1. ⃝ Declared him a racist. (Just like Lincoln and Wilson.)
2. ⃝ Declared him a sexist/misogynist. (Just like Teddy and LBJ.)
3. ⃝ Declared him a commie (Russian) lover. (Just like FDR and Wilson.)
4. ⃝ Declared him a Russian tool/fool and/or stooge. (Just like FDR.)
5. ⃝ Declared him a sexual predator. (Just like FDR and Ike and JFK and LBJ and Clinton and…)
6. ⃝ Declared him a loser sure to destroy the GOP’s chances of ever winning another election. (Just like Hoover and Teddy.)
7. ⃝ Declared him to be nothing but a fake-reality television personality/celebrity. (Just like JFK, sorta.)
8. ⃝ Declared him to be a security risk and incapable of keeping a secret. (Just like Ford.)
9. ⃝ Declared him an incestuous pedophile. (Just like Jefferson and Jackson were accused of.)
10. ⃝ Declared him to be a greedy opportunist that would try to grab every dime he could from government programs while he is in office, to increase his wealth. (Anyone look at how much the guy in there now had when he was first elected to office? Or Clinton?)
11. ⃝ Declared him to be a complete incompetent, unethical scumbag who cozened all these states to vote him into office. (Duh. Dubya. Harding.)
12. ⃝ Declared him to be a fascist. (FDR, Nixon)
13. ⃝ Declared him to be a Twittering fool. (Gotta admit, that’s a new one.) Continue reading

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Accuracy Regarding News Media

I don’t know if this contains any truth, but I found it amusing. I don’t read newspapers, and have not for more than 20 years. MamaLiberty

Experts have found the following analysis to be near 100% accurate.

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Chicago Tribune is read by people who are in prison, who used to run the state, & would like to do so again, as would their constituents who are currently free on bail.
10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
11. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheists, and those who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
12. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
13. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

Sent to me in email without attribution. If you know where it came from, please let us know in the comments. ML

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One Agency At A Time

By Nathan Barton

US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (X, XX) just introduced the “ATF Elimination Act” as a bill in the latest Congress, according to BearingArms.com. His stated purpose is to reduce government spending and duplication, but it would obviously change American society in truly unimaginable ways.

Just imagine, in one fell swoop, fired by the new order sweeping the nation and the world, the FedGov would eliminate all alcohol, every firearm, and every sort of tobacco. Not only would the FedGov save billions upon billions spent both to buy these things AND to fight to control or prevent the use of these things. No, private individuals would see their disposable income explode, not just as taxes were cut but because there would be none of these things to spend their money on, and because they would not need to pay to protect themselves from these things, as well. (Do you know how much people and businesses have to spend every year on “No Smoking” signs and ashtrays and cans alone? Fabulous wealth is consumed!) Politicians and bureaucrats would no longer need to whimper and whinge about needing to raise excise taxes on all these products to pay to treat people for their use. The cost of raw materials would drop precipitously (boosting the economy tremendously) as the vast quantities of metal and other materials is no longer consumed in building up the world’s (and the Fifty States’) arsenals, as farmland was freed up from growing tobacco and rye and hops …

Opps, wait – sorry… Wrong universe.

No, what Sensenbrenner wants to do is to ELIMINATE the BUREAU of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (often called ATF or BATF, rather than ATFE or BATFE, for reasons I do not pretend to understand). My oh my, but isn’t THAT a grand and worthy goal? Ending a national embarrassment, freeing up all that labor and money, ending one of the toughest tools of tyranny in the Fifty States?

Yes, indeed, what a wonderful idea to usher in the arrival of the Age of the Donald (AD).

Yeah!

Oh, yeah. Read the details. The details in the fine print. And the devil is in the detail. Continue reading

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Construction Zone

MamaLiberty

The Price of Liberty blog was down most or all of Sunday, and I do apologize. A wonderful friend has hosted this site on his own servers for a long time, but he’s no longer able to do that and we will be moving to a different host provider in the next few days. You may not be able to load the site again at times, temporarily, until the dust settles and I beg your pardon and patience. Thank you for visiting, and we’d love to have your comments any time.

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Some Work I Need To Handle

By Bradley Harrington

“Remember, son, that your ‘enemies’ are never evil in their own minds.” — Byron Harrington, personal discussions, 1975

In a very distraught frame of mind over Barbie and my loss of our Dobie dog Mercedes, I did something in my column (“No one gets out alive,” WTE, Dec. 9) that I’ve rarely done before in print: I opened up about my innermost emotional state.

That’s not something I normally do, as I’m a pretty private person as a general rule. I don’t trust most people — until I get to know them, at any rate — and would prefer not to hand them weapons to use against me.

In this instance, however, I was apparently overwrought enough to not really care, as that’s precisely what I proceeded to do. Continue reading

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Don’t believe it…

By Nathan Barton

Yesterday, the POTUS-to-be had a news conference and gave a lot of us a great deal of pleasure by attacking the media, including those right there in the room with him, for their lies and overall behavior. It was fun to hear, and even MORE fun to hear the media squeal.

Sadly, it isn’t only the mainstream media (MSM) that spreads lies and propagandizes its readers and viewers. Too many conservative and libertarian outlets, let’s call them the “Alt-Media,” do the same.

Sometimes, like with the MSM, the Alt-Media publish lies and propaganda (even agit-prop) out of ignorance. As disgusting and pitiful as it is, there are some writers (and editors and publishers) who are just too stupid and ignorant to be… writers, editors, or publishers! Not uneducated. Iindeed, too many of them are so “educated” that they are accepted blindly by people taught to respect people for their academic achievements. And so arrogant that ancient kings seem modest by comparison. Continue reading

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My oh my – what’s that cloud in the sky?

By Nathan Barton

A pro-cannabis-legalization web site, Smell the Truth reports that the DC mayor says that arrests are unlikely for “smoking weed” at Trump inauguration. “The few attendants of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration should have little to worry about if they decide to smoke a joint during the event. Washington’s mayor says police won’t be seeking out to arrest crowd members using marijuana, reports the Associated Press. Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the issue at a news conference on Friday when she said making arrests for smoking pot ‘wouldn’t be our first priority.’ Instead, Mayor Bowser insisted that police and city leaders want to see people peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.”

So not only does the District of Columbia plan to violate federal law (not in itself a bad thing, by any means, especially giving the votes of the residents of DC on this particular issue), but it is clear that the DC government intents to facilitate and encourage the expression of hatred swelling in the ranks of the Left and their pawns (see my recent commentary on the The Daily Hate). Indeed, I wonder if some of the DC municipal officials might not participate, together with the usual gaggle of Hollywood ughs and oohs. Continue reading

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Societal collapse – again?

By Nathan Barton

Things are getting bad again, south of the border (of Texas, NM, AZ, and CA). Very bad.

It wasn’t in the radio or TV news, but the Guardian (British) reported it, and Zero Hedge picked it up. On the 1st of January, the United Mexican States’ Federal Government raised the price of gasoline and Diesel by 20%, as part of a planned “conversion” to allowing fuel prices to be set by the market: supply and demand, instead of being fixed by government fiat (with, presumably, subsidies by government). As a result, it now takes a worker getting the minimum wage TWELVE DAYS to earn enough to buy a tank of gasoline. (It takes an American worker at minimum wage less than 8 hours – a single workday.)

But the real news is that the price hike quickly resulted in massive, nationwide protests. Protests in which thousands of people went out and blocked highways and streets (similar to post-election protests in a few American cities), and in which gasoline stations and convenience stores were attacked and looted and in come cases burned, quickly followed by attacks and looting of grocery stores, furniture and appliance stores, and other businesses with no connection to selling fuel. Leading, so far, to 700 arrests and at least four killings. And it seems to be getting worse. Continue reading

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Another “Crisis” not Gone to Waste

By Bradley Harrington

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste… It’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel, “Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting,” 2008

For those of you who’ve been keeping up on the election “protest” stories, it would be very difficult indeed to paint a more vividly appropriate picture of a society and culture — ours — more in the middle of experiencing its own disintegration.

And if you think that such a sweeping statement is a little too “alarmist” for your tastes, consider: Continue reading

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Still Flying, But on Broken Wings

By Bradley Harrington

The Washington establishment, and the financial and media corporations that fund it, exist for only one reason: To protect and enrich itself.” — Donald Trump, “Campaign Speech,” 2016

In the national elections of 2010, voters overwhelmingly sent Republicans to Congress with a clear message: Get rid of the entrenched power elite and the laws they have passed.

Republicans in those new positions, however — with few exceptions — sat on their tails and became part of the power elite instead.

You would think, at that point, that the voters would have taken the hint to heart. They didn’t, however, and proceeded to make the same mistake in 2014, with exactly the same results. Continue reading

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