Open Thread, Friday 11 April 2014

Maroon bluebonnets in Texas. It’s a conspiracy!


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39 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 11 April 2014

  1. ZurichMike says:

    I got my MA and JD at the University of Texas, back in the 1980’s. Best time of my life. What a great state. Nothing like spring in the Texas hill country.

    Nice photo of the longhorn among the bluebonnets!

  2. zmalfoy says:

    Speaking of cattle, I’ve a small roundup of links about the Bundy ranch in my news today. This is shaping up to be the next Waco, or Ruby Ridge. Militias from several states are moving in, but the most recent rumor I’ve see says that so too is DHS.

    • Good stuff. Thanks for the correction. I like corrections. They keep us from going full retard. Lefties never do corrections. If they did, I’d like ’em more!

      About Ruby Ridge II, I tried to get Son#2 to go out there with me, but he’s not ready to die just yet, over cattle. Anybody else want to go? 🙂

      Dan Loesch gets the story:

      • zmalfoy says:

        I can’t leave here prior to Easter, due to religious obligations. However, post-Easter, if this is still happening, I’m willing to join a caravan . . . (I’m not sure how serious I am about that statement. . .)

      • zmalfoy says:

        Also, I’d much rather post a correction and get things clear, than not-post when I knew it was wrong, and then have to try to defend errors and wrong things. . .

    • Knight4GFC says:

      Yup. I’ve been watching the Bundy ranch scene pretty closely as well. Fixin’ up to get real ugly. I know I was up late last night but, I posted some articles on this matter and others. And as for the fake news article, I too posted not knowing. As Grunt said, “good stuff” Lady Z.

      • Thanks for your correction and other great articles, too, Knight! I have only been able to read and comment on some of them, but they’re all excellent.

      • zmalfoy says:

        I went through what you posted this morning, before hitting facebook to see what had happened since. This whole thing is troublesome . . . And I’m glad you posted about the article being wrong, because that’s the only way I found out!

  3. Knight4GFC says:

    The Untold Story of American Political Sociopaths & Psychopaths (Part 1)

    …For a long time I’ve recognized that the problem with American politics is, from start to finish, a personnel problem. Any conservative paying attention knows that there are ways to clean up every public policy mess we face. What’s been missing is the team to enact those solutions.

    What I’ve assumed was that the issue was merely competence, and while it is mostly, that’s not the complete story. Many of the talented people who get themselves elected actually do have the ability to get the job done if they cared to; the problem is they don’t care to — often because of psychological reasons. We’re not just talking about run-of-the-mill mental issues either. In a lot of cases there is an actual brain structure problem. Not all crazy people are in asylums or in prison.

    In the past I’ve also made the observation that politics is a magnet for nuts, flakes, and fruits. Normal people don’t crave the limelight or public attention that often comes with politics, and in fact, the more normal they are the more they try to steer clear of it. Many individuals with personality disorders, however, aren’t satisfied with private life or business and are drawn to the public square.

    While I haven’t seen anyone addressing in any depth this topic of brain and mental disorders among our political class, there has been a good deal of writing about psychopathy within corporate America since the Wall Street collapse of 2008.


    • Whoa. That’s for sure. The clinical narcissism is thick in politics.

    • texan59 says:

      Positions of power like a Federal level pol or CEO of a Fortune 500 company are an intoxicant to these people. They get themselves into these fishbowls that are filled with like-minded folks so they do not see what we see. The CEO’s boardroom is filled with other CEO’s and DC staffs are made up of folks who eventually want the same power as their boss. The CEO is driven for results every 90 days so they don’t have the time to step back and smell the roses. The pol is concerned with getting enough money for the next election, how can I get more power to get myself quoted and on TV and on and on. I would wager that almost every politician who shows up in DC has designs on being POTUS someday, at least when they first get there. The CEO’s see that chasing dollars will likely have to end up going through DC to make the truly BIG SCORE. Eventually you just end up with this incestuous fish tank full of fockers.

  4. Knight4GFC says:

    The Untold Story of American Political Sociopaths & Psychopaths (Part 2)

    …In a terrific and long post at, writer Jonathan Zap has an article titled “Foxes and Reptiles: Psychopathy and the Financial Meltdown.” As I suggested in part 1, Zap states the fact that the problem of psychopathy isn’t just a problem for Wall Street:

    The present financial meltdown may only be the latest example of the incalculable harm done to civilization, and countless individual lives, by psychopaths, a subspecies of Homo sapiens.

    It’s verboten to draw any parallels to Adolf Hitler, but I’m sorry, Hitler wasn’t the only Hitler in history. Yes, he was one of the more successfully evil mental cases, but his malady wasn’t unique. Sometimes the big examples shine light on the little ones.

    In fact the failure of the German people during the 1930s and 1940s wasn’t unique either. How does a country like Germany, with literally centuries of a Judeo-Christian morality, literature, art, and music, fall for a nut job like Adolf and the crazy group of homosexuals around him? (If you’re offended by the homo reference, read the book The Pink Swastika and you’ll find out why that bunch looked so queer. Examples of the detrimental impact of homosexuality and other sexual depravity on society are well documented in history despite the fact that it’s politically incorrect to discuss them.)


  5. This is a little more than mildly nauseating. Professional liar Jay Carney and his wife and kids are profiled and tongue-bathed in this puff-piece, wholesomeness-fest. I especially like the Russian military posters in their kitchen.

    Say, is that an Islam-approved Portuguese water dog? How nice. Just like his boss’s.

    And looks like they faked the Carney’s books in the photos. Pretty crumby photoshop.

  6. U.S.-Russian Space Partnership Spiraling Out of Control?
    Check this out. These guys listed us in their blog citations…

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