VE Day, Today

2018 May 9
by drdog09

The price paid 70 years on.

Yet it is hard to believe that the mystery of that war lingers —

I could excuse the allies on just ‘sheer pride’ grounds. But the Germans? Volk old enough to remember most likely have a family tale that ends with “… We lost uncle Fritz on the Eastern Front.” Few that are left to remember. Which is part of the problem, we are forgetting.

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  1. 2018 May 9 5:50 am

    Dr. the DM results may be because they’re more aware that said eastern front isn’t as deadly for them without US deliveries backing uncle joe.

  2. 2018 May 9 5:54 am

    Norks release 3 us citizens as expected. Though I said weeks ago it would be a couple days before the summit (part of price to pay for the sitdown regardless of outcome), clearly I was wrong, or everyone is confident enough it will happen no need to delay.

  3. 2018 May 9 6:12 am
    drdog09 permalink

    KH, 1,

    Possible. I just wonder how many people were thinking that deep when they were surveyed.

    On a different note, VZ military exiting in droves —

  4. 2018 May 9 6:16 am
    justrand permalink

    sorry to be so absent these last few days…i’ve missed a lot. very challenging family “stuff”…so say some prayers for us, if you’ve got a little spare time. 🙂

  5. 2018 May 9 6:24 am
    justrand permalink

    those poll results are very “interesting”

    the reality is that the graph should show Britain about 40%…they held the line from 1939 through 1942, all alone.

    We provided material support until we landed in North Africa…and then took on the lion’s share of fighting from early 1943 on. So I’d give us 40%

    The Russians? Until June 1941, the Russians were ALLIED with Nazis…at least enough that the Russians helped them destroy Poland. Yes, from that point the Russians took the bulk of causalities…but had they not signed a “non-aggression pact with Adolph in mid-1939, the war might have been MUCH shorter, and less costly. So I give them 15%…after subtracting all their negatives.

  6. 2018 May 9 6:43 am

    They probably will do nothing again, but this should have started last March\April after it was clear they were not going to settle down with the fake and highly distorted news. I nominated then and I do so again April Ryan and Jim Acosta to be the first to be tossed, nothing but paid agitators.

  7. 2018 May 9 6:46 am

    3 – VZ brought all this on themselves, it’s a mess, but mostly self imposed (idiots voted in most the insanity year after year since around 2000 forward and now wonder who to point the finger at for their choices, not unlike what will be said of the US soon enough.

  8. 2018 May 9 7:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    Good luck with your family stuff. I’ll keep you in mind.

  9. 2018 May 9 7:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    Given the left’s tactics these days, are you sure the Nazis have been defeated?

  10. 2018 May 9 9:05 am
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, 9,

    Some days I do wonder…..

    Hitler at least had charisma, as opposed to say Pelosi who only has miasma….

  11. 2018 May 9 10:13 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting list from a Q drop —

    May 8 2018 12:38:39 (EST) Q !2jsTvXXmXs 67 📁
    Review Time.
    Not seeking re-election.

    Bob Corker – Republican
    Jeff Flake – Republican
    Orrin Hatch – Republican
    No Name – Republican [Departure Soon]

    Bill Shuster – Republican
    Bob Goodlatte – Republican
    Carol Shea-Porter – Democrat
    Charles W. Dent – Republican
    Darrell Issa – Republican
    Dave Reichert – Republican
    David Trott – Republican
    Dennis Ross – Republican
    Edward Royce – Republican
    Elizabeth Esty – Democrat
    Frank LoBiondo – Republican
    Gene Green – Democrat
    Gregg Harper – Republican
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen – Republican
    Jeb Hensarling – Republican
    Jim Bridenstine – Republican
    Joe Barton – Republican
    John Delaney – Democrat
    John J. Duncan, Jr. – Republican
    Lamar Smith – Republican
    Luis V. Gutierrez – Democrat
    Lynn Jenkins – Republican
    Niki Tsongas – Democrat
    Paul Ryan – Republican
    Rick Nolan – Democrat
    Robert Brady – Democrat
    Rodney Frelinghuysen – Republican
    Ruben J. Kihuen – Democrat
    Ryan Costello – Republican
    Sam Johnson – Republican
    Sandy Levin – Democrat
    Ted Poe – Republican
    Thomas Rooney – Republican
    Trey Gowdy – Republican
    Al Franken – Democratic U.S. Senate
    Blake Farenthold – Republican U.S. House
    Jason Chaffetz – Republican U.S. House
    John Conyers, Jr. – Democrat U.S. House
    Louise Slaughter – Democrat U.S. House
    Patrick Meehan – Republican U.S. House
    Patrick J. Tiberi – Republican U.S. House
    Thad Cochran – Republican U.S. Senate
    Tim Murphy – Republican U.S. House
    Trent Franks – Republican U.S. House
    Xavier Becerra – Democrat Attorney General of California
    + DOJ
    + FBI
    + CEOs
    Nothing happening?
    Goodlatte & Gowdy [important].
    Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary.
    Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
    Why is the NY AG resignation important?
    What past/current ‘high profile’ FBI investigations are within the jurisdiction of NY?
    Define roadblock.
    You have more than you know.
    Do not fall victim to MSM/other fake/false narrative pushes.

  12. 2018 May 9 11:09 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11 –

    In a quick review of your list, many of the non-returning Republicans I am aware of are pute RINO: Trott, Cochran, Hatch, Dent, Flake, Corker, LoBiondo, Ryan, etc.

  13. 2018 May 9 12:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    We’ll see … Hope so!
    Newt says Republicans will keep the House
    “As Democrats become increasingly anti-gun, anti-male, anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-work, it gets increasingly harder for them to build a majority.” Newt Gingrich, May 8, 2018.

    Readers should pay attention to the assessment of the congressional races by the man who engineered the (first? only?) Republican takeover of the House in 40 years.

  14. 2018 May 9 12:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I think it is pretty incontrovertible that the Russians did the most to defeat the Germans in WWII.
    So that survey or Germans is interesting.

  15. 2018 May 9 12:18 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “of” Germans


  16. 2018 May 9 12:40 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Surely the answer is completely obvi?
    Why Sweden doesn’t keep stats on ethnicity and crime

  17. 2018 May 9 2:43 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim, 13,

    The question becomes — Trump has coat tails but does the down stream ticket want to grab on to them?? The last 18 months most in the House seem to be hostile to or ambivalent to the efforts by the Executive branch. The lone CongressCritter I can feel has any sense of pride is Nunes.

    Politics is downstream of culture. That is why I think the Kayne West blast could be critical. If Blacks entertain in just doubling their numbers in favor of Republicans that could sink the Dims no matter what they do. No illusions that Chicago would go red. But some perimeter districts might flip.

  18. 2018 May 9 4:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  19. 2018 May 9 4:54 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    drdog 17, Agree completely.
    This is not a proof that the new Congress will be “more pro-Trump”, but my argument goes as follows:
    1) in the Senate the demise of McCain and retirement of Flake is a positive step forward. If Kennedy beats Romney that’ll help too
    2) I don’t know the details on the House, who is retiring, who is in the running to replace, etc etc but let me ask: if you got rid of 43 House RINOs, what are the chances that the replacements could POSSIBLY be more anti-Trump and anti-Repub-base and anti-American? For example, how is it remotely possible to replace Paul Ryan and make the Repub Caucus MORE anti-Trump?

    ps. Dear God, I will give up sugar if you will help Tom McClintock become Speaker. Or, at least, please let someone move up who is willing to fight for us Deplorables. Amen.

  20. 2018 May 9 6:37 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Dang RINOs.

    Confirm Jeff Clark
    For conservatives, the rolling back of oppressive, costly, and unnecessary federal regulations is probably the signature achievement of the Trump administration so far. This rolling back, if it continues and if it survives challenge, will deliver a major blow to the administrative state and provide the equivalent of a large national tax cut.

    EPA is the federal agency at the center of the rollback. Indeed, most of the “tax cut” conservatives hope to obtain through regulatory reform would be the product of the EPA’s negation of over-the-top regulations. No other area of federal rulemaking comes close to imposing the costs that controversial EPA rules carry.

    Scott Pruitt has made a great start at regulatory rollback. However, conservatives are in no position to spike the football.

    Every stride the Pruitt EPA has made will be challenged in court. Thus, genuine accomplishment is contingent on the Trump administration’s ability to defend the EPA’s actions.

    That job will fall to the Environment and National Resources Division of the Department of Justice. Given the political bent of many of its attorneys, there is reason to fear that, absent sufficient vigilance, the defense may fall considerably short of optimal.

    Almost a year ago, President Trump nominated Jeff Clark to head the Natural Resources Division. Clark is perfect for the job of defending the administration’s environmental policies.

  21. 2018 May 10 8:10 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Yeah gutting the EPA would go a long way to improving the biz environment.

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