The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column Takes on the DNC

Bernie dead-enders, BLM politics, and Russkies galore, against a backdrop of European horror

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Logistics, schmogistics: The Fifth Column will bring you analysis, commentary, and sedition every damn week. This week, not only did your favorite podcast starring Kmele FosterMichael C. Moynihan, and me record an episode in the middle of the Democratic National Convention on a Wednesday, we're posting in the middle of the DNC on a Wednesday. Step back, and have a listen:

Moynihan issues a qualified defense of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, I talk about my drinking bouts with Bernie revolutionaries, and Kmele does that Kmele stuff about the Black Lives Matter moms. Plus, we talk about the horrifying daily terrorism going down in Western Europe. It's a good broadcast; give it a listen.

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  1. I talk about my drinking bouts with Bernie revolutionaries

    Go on…

    1. IT IS CALLED A TEASE….

      1. Ok, we’ll wait for the future article when you shamelessly tell all.

  2. we talk about the horrifying daily terrorism going down in Western Europe

    Very concerned about this. Have family in Germany. I think this is going to become a daily thing in France and Germany.

    1. Yeah, when I heard about the beheaded priest near Rouen in Normandy, my ears perked up considerably. Me gots fam in Normandy. And Paris. And Zurich. And Amsterdam, Zutphen, Groningen, Leeuwarden, oh crap…

      1. Spreading your seed far and wide, eh?

        1. Er, other way around. (Although I wish.)

      2. You know who else had family in Germany?

        1. The Hoff?

  3. Holy shit, BBC is on point (Talking Point) today.

    Is there a single, defining feature to these attacks that could offer clues on how to prevent more of them from happening?

    On the surface, the answer would appear to be no.

    His killing spree bears a striking similarity to recent gun rampages by disaffected teenagers at US college campuses.

    Likewise, investigators have concluded that the killing of a Polish woman by a Syrian refugee in Reutlingen is not connected to terrorism.

    [An Expert] believes the clues are all in their dysfunctional backgrounds.

    “It is a psychiatric problem,” he says, “and such planning [as the Nice or Munich attacks] indicates a disordered personality

    Sorry, Matt, your discussion is now useless. The problem has been solved – we need to just look for a special sequence:

    “With a detailed look at the history of those perpetrators,” says Mr [An Expert], “what we see is a sort of combination-lock of numbers that if arranged in the right sequence then the lock snaps open and a murderous attack takes place.”

    1. Sorry, Matt, your discussion is now useless. The problem has been solved – we need to just look for a special sequence:

      “With a detailed look at the history of those perpetrators,” says Mr [An Expert], “what we see is a sort of combination-lock of numbers that if arranged in the right sequence then the lock snaps open and a murderous attack takes place.”

      There’s a show on Netflix I’ve been meaning to check out called Psycho-Pass about a dystopian future where the police use special devices to scan people’s brains and arrest/terminate people with abnormal brain patterns that supposedly indicate that someone is a deviant or criminal.

      Not sure why that popped into my head just now…

    2. With four attacks in southern Germany coming shortly after the mass murder of 84 people in Nice, counter-terrorism officials are struggling to detect a common thread. Is there a single, defining feature to these attacks that could offer clues on how to prevent more of them from happening?

      On the surface, the answer would appear to be no. .

      hmm.

      In 18 July, a teenage Afghan refugee hacked at passengers on a train in Wuerzburg with an axe and knife, wounding five. He was shot dead by police.

      On 22 July, a German teenager of Iranian heritage shot dead nine people in Munich before shooting himself dead.

      On 24 July, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and wounded five other people as he fled before being arrested.

      Later that day, a 27-year-old Syrian whose refugee application had been refused blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach. Fifteen people were wounded.

      God *if only* there were some common thread??? I JUST CANT SEE IT. What possible motive could be influencing such a random group of people who have absolutely nothing in common??

  4. I FUCKING despise death spun from the ash heaps of brutality but enjoying Europeans and their Jewish-like haste to avoid the Arab death laser. What a goddamn mass of child-like miscreants scrambling unprotected and infantile from the stumbling deadly desert choir and their dripping beams of hell. At least the fucking Zionist have the motherfucking hairy crystals to clamp knuckles on the toad foreheads of mass killers.

  5. “The DNC and the Hillary forces… although I repeat myself” — Matt Welch.

    Nice. 10 points to Matt.

  6. To Moynihan’s point, I’m still stunned that the DNC putting its thumbs on the scale is even a scandal. I’m more circumspect about whether or not it’s “right”, I’ll leave that to Clinton political machine Democrats.

    But the fact that people seemed shocked? Someone hasn’t been paying attention.

    1. Yeah, I was swayed somewhat by Moynihan’s point. I mean, the DNC is supposed to be advancing the interests of the party, and Bernie is not, in point of fact, of the party, except opportunistically.

      I think the rank-and-file Dems are somehow only just becoming aware of the fact that it’s become impossible to distinguish the dividing line between “Democratic party” and “Clinton crony machine”, and they really, really want to find somebody to hate over it.

  7. I made it to 31:15.

  8. Why do I have to jump through a bunch of hoops to get an mp3? Can’t you just put a fucking download button somewhere?

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