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So get off your ass and join the campaign, Kelly. Bring Mattis and the others with you.

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Charlie, regarding Auggie. One of the truest lines I ever read, “The crulest trick God ever played on man is making dogs’ lives so short.”

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Those folks who built up Candace Owens should’ve read the book instead of just watching the movies. In the book, Dr. Frankenstein ends up in the frozen north trying to track down his creation to kill it. Good luck to them with all the monsters they’ve made.

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“I came out and told people the awful things he said about wounded soldiers, and it didn’t have half a day’s bounce. You had his attorney general Bill Barr come out, and not a half a day’s bounce."

With all due respect, general, you came out and told people those thing IN A BOOK, YEARS AFTER THE FACT. You were in a better position to observe Trump's behavior and warn the nation than just about any other person on the planet. And you remained silent. When the chips were down, you stayed silent until you could make a buck on a book deal. Your words now aren't totally worthless, but they're a hell of a lot less valuable now than they could have been.

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Charlie, the Fortune 500 executives are too busy criticizing the junior year liberal arts major at Columbia protesting the Israel-Hamas war to criticize the richest man on the planet! If only all of the people that are worried about speech on campus had the same amount of attention for a large recipient of American tax dollars pushing baseless anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. I’m glad we all kept things in perspective over the last month.

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“It’s beyond my comprehension he has the support he has.”…

Here' an answer from this podunk, hicksville Trumptown I live in. With snowmobiles, four-wheelers, jacked up pickups, and fifty inch flat panels in households galore, it is not about the economy. It is not about planet threatening futures of their children. It's about grievance. Essentially, it's about their soul soothing sheer loathing of all but themselves. It's collective narcissism, founded on sheer

Hate.

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My goodness, Charlie, you have a beautiful dog. I hope Auggie has a long, healthy, happy life.

As for the news, I'm so tired of adults acting like 5 year olds. From the article on Owens you quoted: "For example, she has falsely compared Israel to the “segregated South.” This is the sort of ignorant ‘Apartheid State” slander that we expect from Black Lives Matter – and the Jew-killers of the Middle East."

For the love of God, people, why the drive-by shooting to Black Lives Matter? We know the only thing they "expect" is that they can keep using the phrase to scare White bigots because it has the word Black in it. I'm so tired of being treated like a thug because I'm not a bigot. So tired of hearing that Trump is going to end democracy but he's going to win because Biden is old and nobody cares about democracy. It's wrong and I'm tired of the propaganda today.

Thank you, Charlie, for noticing that when students hang their bare asses out, the news media gleefully reports it for weeks, but when Musk, a billionaire, hangs his bare ass out the same exact way, he gets praise and imitators. Funny how that happens.

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Nov 21, 2023·edited Nov 21, 2023

General Kelly: "If anything, his numbers go up."

That's because roughly 30% of the electorate are shit-tier human beings. They are comfortable with Trump being awful because they themselves are awful. And they should be treated accordingly.

I'm glad to hear Auggie's on the mend. He's a good boy.

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David Horowitz Freedom Center on Candace Owens: "Her comments about Israel and her promotion of people like Andrew Tate are part of a pattern."

Oh? People like Andrew Tate? Can you think of anyone else as odious as Andrew Tate that she might have been eager to promote six years ago? Something that might have served as a clue to her character? Here's a hint: she wasn't the only one! Here's another hint. This is from the ... *checks notes* ... David Horowitz Freedom Center:

"Candace Owens has become obsessed with her own fame, stirring up drama to compensate for a lack of real achievement."

Remind you of anyone? Come on, you're close, I can feel it! Here's another, same source:

"Candace tackles a subject she knows nothing about, never bothers to learn anything about it, and then rides the backlash by playing the victim to generate more fame and money."

C'mon, I've practically told you their name at this point. What's that? You know a lot of people like that? Oh. Right. Of course.

Never mind.

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John Kelly knows from his military experience how to launch a sustained campaign.

He should try it with Trump.

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Kelly was an anon source for a book after trump left office; he didn't really "speak out" until recently --- and then expects people to someone listen to his opinion and change there own??? All these people coming out of the word work to speak is just really appalling.

Kelly and the other generals need to cut a testimonial ad to support Biden. I doubt they will though, that would take some stones.

On another note --- I was a student at Kansas when they were filming The Day After and was actually in a couple of scenes in the background. It was an interesting few weeks. They just put out to students and people in the community to show up in various places around town to be in the movie.

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I was looking for a common thread between Mike Lee, Elon Musk, Donald Trump, Candace Owens, and the downfall of common cultural touchstones like "The Day After", and I think they link up in the tendency of Americans to retreat into their own bespoke, curated alternate realities.

One of the things the Internet has made possible is that if you never want to engage with someone who disagrees with your worldview, no matter how bizarre it may be, you can find people online who agree, or at least pretend to agree to make money. The fact that the "Pizzagate" alternative reality is now sufficiently accepted that powerful state politicians are appearing on radio shows that cater to a conspiracy theory that is frankly not far from paranoid schizophrenia is one sign. Mike Lee refusing to abandon his belief that the January 6th insurrection was an inside job to smear MAGA is another. When the facts don't fit his theory, he just grabs another set of facts.

People like to blame Fox News for poisoning minds, but Fox News is serving a market of Americans who want to be told that they're right and upstanding, and the rest of the country is evil and scary. If Fox came to their senses, OANN, Newsmax, and the Internet are there to provide the same service. I think that Fox viewers would simply switch over to a new provider. People are starting to secede from reality to live in their own fantasy worlds, and it scares the hell out of me.

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Thank you for sharing about your dog. I totally relate. Dogs are the most wonderful companions and yet their life spans are so short, so we live through their whole life with the joy, and then the loss. I love my dog so much. All of us dog lovers understand.

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John Kelly has long been a mystery to me. His military career was stellar. His dedication to the United States cannot possibly be questioned. He's made sacrifices none of us should have to make.

He was interviewed back in 2019 on the Naval Institute Proceedings Podcast. It's very much worth the listen:

https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/the-proceedings-podcast/episode-108-gen-john-kelly-looks-back

His work in Latin America on combatting the drug trade is particularly interesting in light of his service in the Trump Administration. John Kelly knows the truth about what's going on in Central and South America. He knows the sacrifices the militaries and police forces in those countries are dealing with, the risks they taken when they burn a field or mess with the cartels. He understands these things on a level most of us don't. Yet he stood by as Trump did what he did, ignorant of even the most basic facts.

I'm sure he was in the "if not me, then the next guy will be worse" camp and he was probably right about that. He's also, at his heart a US Marine, which means something, including when the President of the United States asks you to do something, you do it.

But now ... how? I don't know what the right answer is, but it seems to me John Kelly's got one more mission to complete and it's waking the MAGA horde up to the truth of what Donald Trump really is.

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For all the doom out there, it was nice to get an update on Auggie. Glad he’s on the mend.

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Love that handsome pup. And his gigantic baby brother. Thanks for sharing this happy news.

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