Friday, January 25, 2019

Natzsofast, Guido...

You sure this is what you think it is?

Nobody gets the story right in the first 36 hours.
I wouldn't be quite so hasty to bet the farm that this shutdown was Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg...yet.

As Michael Caine said in A Shock To The System:
"Let's not all panic. You, you and you, panic. Everyone else, remain calm."
Least of all at a purported unilateral cave-in from the same guy that hilariously cancelled Queen Alzheimers' junket less than a week ago.

The Democrats have promised all along to "negotiate in good faith" once the government was reopened.

That bluff has been called.

If they don't do exactly that now, they have no leg to stand on if Trump simply declares an emergency next month, noting they got everything they asked for and still refused to deal, and starts building the wall they said they wanted time and time again, before he was president, by going right over their heads, when they turn out to be the same lying sacks of shit they've always been.

But don't believe any of that. Revel in the presumed joint victory of the Deep State and NeverTrumpers, who've been your friends since, oh, wait...never in recorded history.

And just for giggles, take a minute or two and list for the class all the times the media and the Democrats have gotten the best of Trump since 2016, alongside the list of all the times CNN and MSNBC have gotten anything important correct over the same timespan.

I'll just wait over here while you tally that up.

For the brighter lights, some light reading:
Crichton: Why Speculate?

But what if, contrary to all historical evidence, Trump ultimately folds?

(And if he does, he does; I won't be the last guy looking for the pony under the mountain of horsesh*t. I've noted multiple times the President Trump is "not my guy". He's just governed more conservatively than anyone since Coolidge, and played harder hardball than anyone since Andrew Jackson shot a guy for insulting him.)

This was his "Read my lips..." moment, and you can start planning for him to get ousted in the primaries, if he doesn't simply resign and hand the whole shitball to Pence sooner. Or get impeached, tossed out, followed by cuffed and stuffed by the FBI Obama Holdout Brigade. Because I don't see them letting him pull a Nixon and retiring to a quiet life of writing books and playing golf. They want his head on a pole.

Which means you have, at best, about 700 days before President Shrillary/Biden/Kamala Harris gets sworn in, to get all your crap in one bag.

Either way, by the end of February, you should know beyond any doubt whether shit just got real.

Never bet on the bluff by the guy with "!" against the guy who owns casinos.


Retired cop said...

Amen! Once again you are on target. And I would bet that within a month or less, we see some Reserve units called up to assist with border security and while they are there they might as well strengthen and fortify their positions...
I'm hoping that he also declares no military transport for any member of Congress going anywhere that commercial transport goes. Sinking.
If he does cold then we are ones deep in kimchi and

Lee Van Queef II said...

President Trump, "take the guns, then due process."

Then it's revealed Trump's AG pick William Barr worked pro bono for federal personnel that entrapped, besieged and murdered Randy Weaver's son, friend, dog and wife including shooting Weaver himself. He is Deep Swamp. WTF Trump?!

H.R.8, S.7 are an end to private gun sales and enactment of national ERPO law respectively. Early numbers, high priority.

I pray you are correct, but many of us have that nauseating feeling that giant terrain feature will be our ass in prison, or the burn pit for our corpses.

cyrus83 said...

No wonder the right keeps losing all the battles, 5 weeks into this fight Trump shows what appears to be a little weakness and half the right seems ready to surrender and throw the best general it's had in decades to the wolves. Trump is asking for 3 weeks, and 3 weeks is a reasonable time to see if he will hold to his words.

I suspect what we've seen the last month is a feint, followed by a tactical retreat to spring a trap. Trump doesn't need to convince anybody on the right about the need for a wall, but he wants to close that deal with the squishy and feckless middle, thus all the sideshow optics of Trump looking like he's compromising when the cameras are rolling.

It's possible Trump cucks out, but he's not a man known for doing so thus far, and he has to know by now that the only way he and his family don't end up being destroyed, jailed, bankrupted, and killed by the left is to destroy them first.

MMinWA said...

All I got is the dude was elected president despite, least we forget, 100% of everyone "in the know" telling us it would never happen. He reveals in this, it's like pouring gas on a fire so we shall see, won't we?

As an aside, typical of REgressives and their unstoppable quest to shit on everything...e.g. the Boy Scouts, traditional marriage, sexual propriety, The NFL, Christmas...was there really a need to crap on Ocean's 11, which was infinitely better then the original with Sinatra, with an all female take?

McChuck said...

Isn't that a picture of the giant hole Congress pours our money down into? I think the Constitution is buried under a rock at the bottom of it.

Anonymous said...

Every time Trump seems to show weakness he ends up pulling off something else. For all his faults he's the best leader this country has had in a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm betting Trump will manage to get something out of this mess. I won't abandon him like some Rino.

Old NFO said...

Yep, three weeks and it gets REALLY interesting... Popping more popcorn.

Anonymous said...


Where specifically along the border is it not a drug corridor? Why not implement, right now, statutorily available resources:

10 U.S. Code §284 - Support for counterdrug activities and activities to counter transnational organized crime.

subsection (a) Support to Other Agencies.

then subsection (b) Types of Support for Agencies of United States.
(b) (7): Construction of roads and fences and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear you say that there must be a catch. Will you walk away from a fool and his money.

Baldrick said...

Well, you'd fit IN at the DMV with that surly attitude.

"You, just register your fucking car here. Whatever."

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

anon at 12:13 its called lack of manpower. How many LEO agencies can you name that are fully staffed and not subject to budget restrictions of broke cities and states. It takes money to staff them and that means approved government budgets to do so just like building a wall.

Anonymous said...

Concur with your assessment, Aesop. A colleague now has a three-week window to get his paperwork done by the agency hiring him. I won't give up on the guy who's given us the reprieve; I will continue to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Like OldNFO, prepping more popcorn...
Boat Guy