Like Pavlov’s Dogs

It’s as if Dr. Pavlov had a Twitter account:

‘Flag Burning Challenge’ launches after Trump’s tweet

Things are getting heated after Donald Trump’s message to flag burners.

First amendment advocates are taking part in a Flag Burning Challenge in response to Trump’s tweet on Tuesday that people who set U.S. flags on fire should be punished.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences, perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

His stance, which goes against a 1989 U.S. Supreme court decision, prompted some activists to call for the Flag Burning Challenge.

Activists stood in front of the Trump International Hotel in New York City in a video posted on Wednesday night to burn two U.S. flags.

“Just burned US flag at Trump Hotel NYC. We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America! Now your turn: #FlagBurningChallenge,” Sunsara Taylor tweeted.

The video features several members from the NYC Revolution Club, which announced the protest on Twitter ahead of the event.

“We burn this flag for the people of the world,” said an activist in the video.

Several other users also took to social media to share footage burning flags with the #FlagBurningChallenge hashtag.

“I’m so here for this #FlagBurningChallenge,” tweeted one user.

Leftists love to burn American flags. It’s like they have been trained to do it reflexively.

In 1904, Ivan Pavlov won a Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research on classical conditioning.

The concept for which Pavlov is famous is the “conditioned reflex” (or in his own words the conditional reflex) he developed jointly with his assistant Ivan Filippovitch Tolochinov in 1901. He had come to learn this concept of conditioned reflex when examining the rates of salivations among dogs. Pavlov had learned that when a buzzer or metronome was sounded in subsequent time with food being presented to the dog in consecutive sequences, the dog would initially salivate when the food was presented. The dog would later come to associate the sound with the presentation of the food and salivate upon the presentation of that stimulus.[32] Tolochinov, whose own term for the phenomenon had been “reflex at a distance”, communicated the results at the Congress of Natural Sciences in Helsinki in 1903.[33] Later the same year Pavlov more fully explained the findings, at the 14th International Medical Congress in Madrid, where he read a paper titled The Experimental Psychology and Psychopathology of Animals.[9]

A common Hollywood plot device is people being conditioned to commit acts of murder or sabotage after hearing certain sounds or phrases. I guess tweets work too.

It should be pointed out that Donald Trump hasn’t actually done anything to make flag burning illegal. He just threw that idea out there. It’s not even an original idea – Hillary sponsored a bill to outlaw flag burning a decade ago. And yet here we are on Day 3 of the Flag Burning Crisis.

Most Americans would agree that burning an American flag is protected by the First Amendment. Most Americans also hate to see anyone burn an American flag. If your group starts burning American flags don’t expect to win the hearts and minds of the voters. You will be perceived as unamerican. (OWS and BLM burned flags.)

If Donald Trump tried to outlaw flag burning he would run into both political opposition and constitutional challenges. But tweeting is free.

The funniest part is all the idiots burning flags think they are winning.

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142 Responses to Like Pavlov’s Dogs

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Ramirez’s latest editorial cartoon…..

  2. If you read this #fakenews hit-piece you will see:

    Ultimately, Mnuchin’s story, like the housing collapse, doesn’t fit into a simple narrative. While earning the ire of consumer advocates, Mnuchin also brings an understanding of the global mortgage market that Trump will need to complete the unfinished business of the housing recovery. Inside the Beltway, some are cheering his appointment.


    Mnuchin became a target of consumer activists in 2009, after he and his partners bought the remains of failed mortgage lender IndyMac. The company had specialized in high-risk loans, including so-called liar loans to borrowers with no money or income, and had become a symbol of the Wall Street recklessness that had sent the country into recession and millions of homeowners into default.

    When the FDIC shut IndyMac down, Mnuchin and his partners swept in to buy what was left, bad loans and all. As was typical at the time, the FDIC agreed to help OneWest cover the cost of the bad assets it inherited, including losses on foreclosed single-family loans.

    And the foreclosures came, 36,000 of them by one estimate. So far, losses under the deal have mounted to $4.6 billion. The FDIC has paid the bank $1.2 billion, according to agency data.

    That payout has been a lightning rod for OneWest critics, even though the bank and its successors absorbed $3.4 billion in losses that the FDIC didn’t cover.

    • votermom says:

      Are there any Stuart Woods fans here?

      I’ve never read any of his books, but Random House is doing a sweepstakes where you can win all 66 of his books. I think he writes a cop thriller series “Stone Barrington.”

      It asks for your email so use an email you don’t mind getting marketing email on.

      • Ann says:

        I’ve read 10-15 of his books. I stopped when the formula became a bit too obvious. He may have changed things up a bit, I do not know. I did like him 20-30 years ago.

  3. Distributors won’t release the film, claiming it is too controversial.

    • Anthony says:

      Thats because too many people would see that his operating theaters looked more like pig sties than sanitary facilities. PP funding would suffer, and the Dems would go belly up (providing they didn’t do that yesterday with Nancy Pelosi’s victory)

  4. Did you know that you can’t use Amazon gift cards to pay for Amazon Prime?

    • votermom says:

      Huh. Did not know that. I know you can’t use gift cards to buy another gift card.

      • mothy67 says:

        You need a credit or debit card. Same with Netfix/Hulu. You even need it for free trial. I buy the yearly because of free shipping but they now offer monthly.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I found out about the gift cards last time around on Prime. I have taken to just keeping a gift card balance as my primary source of payment and had to go dig out a card and enter the info to renew even though I has purchased enough in gift cards to cover the renewal. I ended up using that that stash for xmas gifts for the kids this year.

      On a similar note, I bought gifts cards for a couple group gifts (baby shower time) and a couple for other gifts. The stores in this area will no longer let you purchase going through self check out (have to go to customer service ) and/or you need to pay cash or use a debit card. No credit cards.

  5. lyn says:

    Call them flag-burning exhibitionists.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    WaPo comes to the Gaines’ defense. They may win some subscribers back if they keep committing random acts of journalism 🙂

    • DandyTIger says:

      Hit pieces on conservatives or people that seem to project conservative values is all that seems to be left of main stream “journalism”. Perhaps WaPo is turning a corner. Ha, yeah, right.

    • Constance says:

      I went out to the Comcast office to drop of my equipment when I switched to Century LInk. They had about 10 TVs on behind the service desk. They all had sports on except one had Chip and Joanna’s Fixer Upper on. So the media are not going to crap all over one of the few shows they have that women look forward to watching. Women are more than 50% of the population and yet the media companies haven’t figured out that “women’s content” is content women will actually pay to consume not not tit and ass fashion shows put on by gay men and watched by men (Victoria’s Secret), not shows like The View, not any show that isn’t “men’s content” in men’s opinion, not any show that has a woman in it. It cracked me up that of 10 TVs they had one show that was aimed at real women. Then they ask me why I dropped Comcast…They don’t have anything I want to watch that I can’t get for free at the library.

  7. dm says:

    Granted, I haven’t been following all the flag burning incidents too closely, but as a former camper I don’t understand how someone can light anything on fire anywhere, much less a congested urban area, without getting arrested for some kind of public safety hazard kind of thing…I wouldn’t be too happy if someone decided to light a fire in front of my house…lock ’em up.

  8. Lulu says:

    If the power of Trump-Daddy saying no is so strong in the arrested development and lack of humor crowd I hope he twits “Sticking a pineapple in your ass should be illegal and mean a prison sentence!” and see what happens.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t get why Trump has to give up all his assets to run the country while a lot of politicians have become wealthy serving in public office (Clintons, Obamas, et al).

    • Anthony says:

      Sell it to Ivanka. She’s the one who coordinated that project.

      • Lulu says:

        For a dollar. LOL.

        • Anthony says:

          Exactly. Dollar transfers are perfectly legal. I used to do it all the time when I was traveling for my job. I’d open a small business (ex – bought a cheap 75 foot cabin cruiser in Greece, opened a boat and breakfast for tourists and sold it to the local people who served as captain and first mate for a dollar so they could continue feeding their families).

      • DeniseVB says:

        For $1 and get a yuuuuge write off !

    • Lulu says:

      Me either. Governors of Texas used to own huge family ranches and stuff and they didn’t give them away. Hell Lady Bird and LBJ owned half of Austin while he was in the White House and they sure didn’t give it up (it was bought up with Lady Bird’s considerable family inheritance). It is a closed family corporation anyway. All the value was earned PRE-White House so it really isn’t any of our business. Let the “kids” run it. So what?

    • taw46 says:

      These people don’t give a damn about ethics. They just want to hurt/destroy Trump. They couldn’t do it in the primaries, in the GE, with the protests post-election, in the recounts, in getting him to sell everything and put it in a blind trust. They think they have now found a way in a questionable clause in this contract.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course he doesn’t have to. The President and Vice President are exempt from most of these sorts of rules. But as Trump said, he’s handing over control to his children. Which is smart and avoids the appearance of conflict. But there is absolutely no legal requirement.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Meanwhile, the media pretty much ignored Obama handing over bags of taxpayer money to his donor pals’ failed ” green companies” that produced no jobs 😉 Pay 2 Play is thick with the Dems.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    This makes watching the news more tolerable. 🙂

    • votermom says:

      I was looking at HP & Toshiba laptops, just playing around, and this is a search I did for those with i5 or i7 chips, and 8 GB ram (because that’s where I’d start although I’d look at more memory too)

      I checked Costco too since they are a good place to find laptop deals – most of their laptops seem to be touchscreen ones (I’m not a fan).

      • 49erDweet says:

        I’ve been looking for a few weeks and am sitting here this morning on a new 12″ hybrid Huawei MateBook running an i5 on W10/android 5.1. Also doubles as a laptop but I prefer tablet mode. My phone, which I still love after 3 yrs, is a Huawei, too. Both have extra long battery lives. Bought on sale at Newegg.

  11. Fuck Fauxcahontas.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t Lizzie teaming up with Bernie to tag team Trump now ? I think it’s bugging them that T is picking qualified people for his cabinet that happen to be Riiiiiiich !

      • lateblum says:

        I think my son has been paying too much attention to Sanders and Warren. just this morning, he said to me “Haven’t you been watching the NEWS?!?!?!”
        What do you MEAN Trump isn’t racist??!?!” “How can you say that?!?” “Don’t you remember what the economy was LIKE when obama became president??”
        Well, he’s finally become a Liberal. Only a few years too late. I said I wouldn’t discuss this in front of the little girls, because it was clearly too emotionally loaded for him. And he was totally frustrated that I didn’t fall on my face in anguish and remorse, whilst beating myself with a cat o’ nine tails when I refused to condemn Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon. He tried to tell me that race relations were terrible – because of what Trump had been saying for 15 months. I said they were worse because of Obama and his rhetoric. He was frantic because “White Fascists” (the alt-right) had raised their arms in the Nazi salute at a meeting and the KKK had endorsed DJT. I reminded him of the marches of thousands of BLM supporters in cities all over the country who chanted for the murder of white LED and who tweeted that “All whites” should die. I then asked him if that didn’t taint HRC and the BLM movement. He, of course denied that it did, but refused to change his thoughts about the “alt-right” and DJT. This was after I suggested we talk about it when the little ones were not present. I think it is mind blowing that he sees that his own mother can change positions and explore and even accept that which was, at one time, unacceptable.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Moms can’t help change their positions when their current party becomes the party of assholes 😉 Trump brought them to the surface in both parties.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    I guess if you want to help the TN wildfire victims, I’d trust this home town girl’s charity the most …..

    • dm says:

      I really love Dolly….remember watching her on the Porter Waggoner show WAY back when she was just starting out…she looked just the same, except now she can afford better wigs. She is reportedly a pretty smart cookie with her business affairs…starting buying up the rights to a lot of music. She gifted Porter with his music rights when he was seriously ill and needed money. She also has some kind of reading program, donates books.

  13. Dora says:

  14. Dora says:

    He would never get rid of this beauty. It just about opened. I’m sure it will be going to the ‘kids’.

    • CiscoKid says:

      It seems like everyone else’s lawyers are saying Trump must sell.
      I think I’ll wait until I hear from Trumps lawyers.
      All ready, he has to do this, he can’t do that.
      Like Trumps going to say,”golly gee ok, whatever you say”.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m quite sure Team Trump went over his empire with a fine toothed comb before he even thought about running for President. My representative in Congress is a millionaire car dealership owner and kept his business going throughout his terms.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I think there are several factors at play.

      Progs and friends do not know how to handle someone whose wealth is so self-evident. It is not hidden away so they can pretend they have not cheated/stolen/taken graft to get their own dough. So much is out there for all to see and admire, or not, as their tastes dictate but the physicality of wealth indicates that he has indeed built something.

      Then you have someone with very rough and ready American style, both personally and through business dealings, which causes head to explode among those whose lives have been devoted to simultaneously attempting to display faux European sensibilities while to hiding their true socialistic/banana republic values.

      Like or agree with Trump or not, by just being what he has always been – only an a larger stage he struck a chord in people across the country that has caused regular Joes to say they have had enough. The snotty pretense from people who do not have a clue but feel they are superior in every way just do not grasp what happened but it scares them because someone held up a mirror and they are refusing to admits it is their own reflection that is abhorrent.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Not a bad idea …..

  16. Dora says:

    Vote on Drudge

    • Elliott says:

      Deporting would break up families. Didn’t they break up their families back home when they came? What about the broken families there who pay coyotes to bring them in illegally and impoverish themselves and their whole extended families oweing a bunch of criminals instead of waiting their turn and paying regular fees? Why are we supposed to protect people who have no problem breaking up their family in Mexico or Honduras and paying criminal human traffickers but holler “My Family” here. Is the FAMILY only sacred in the US but not in Hispania-land? This is such bull shit.

    • Dora says:

      It would be sad to break up families, I admit. I think the whole family should go together to wherever it was they came from.

    • Ann says:

      Pretty soon Tucker isn’t going to have anyone come on his show… he makes these people look like idiots.

  17. helenk3 says:

    Do not think I would be happy living in this town. Hope the college and the town get no federal funds. let them go to the UN for money and see how great that works

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Good read for fans of Tomi 🙂

  19. Dora says:

    It looks like global warming isn’t going to save us from this bitter cold. Put on your long johns and get prepared.


    Record cold coming to ‘almost entire USA’ – Low temperature records set to be SHATTERED

    Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. announced: ‘I cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.’

  20. votermom says:

  21. votermom says:

    Loved “Are You Being Served” so this just cracked me up

  22. votermom says:

  23. helenk3 says:

    beware the law of unintended consequences
    victor davis hanson

    this man always seems to get it right

  24. helenk3 says:

    really need some input on this one.
    court nullifies North Carolina legislative elections demands special election

  25. helenk3 says:

    Network at 40. the film that predicted the future

    I had forgotten about this movie. but it seems they got it right

  26. If the Senate Majority Leader wants you to give his wife a job in your new administration, you give his wife a job in your administration. That’s a no-brainer.

  27. DeniseVB says:


  28. I’m DMD this afternoon. CU l8er

  29. CiscoKid says:

    Standing by to watch Trump and Pence appearance at the Riverfront Coliseum.
    Capacity, 17,566. Bet that it will be standing room only?

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Now I understand why Nikki will be our new US Ambassador to the UN.

  31. DeniseVB says:

    Trump speaking now and watching on my old 90’s JVC tv in my momcave. Could be the aging screen, but his hair looks darker than usual. T looks hawt. ❤

  32. NBD says:

    I really don’t understand why people get worked up over flag burning. I want Trump to concentrate on the issue of entitlements: Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security Disability. Get rid of those, and the budget balances itself, even with the proposed tax cuts. That’s a domestic agenda the country should get behind.

    • lateblum says:

      Not quite sure why you want to “get rid of” Medicare, Medicaid, SSD. If it is simply to “balance the budget” there are other ways to do it without causing harm to people who could literally die without that assistance. The word “entitlement” is loaded, and it is used strictly to raise fear in the cases of some who have hardly any resources. And in other cases, have paid into SS their entire adult lives. But then you already knew that.

  33. CiscoKid says:

    Actual jobs saved at Carrier, 1,100.
    I wish I have Trumps stamina when I hit 70.
    Hell, I wish I had it now.
    Can’t wait to see crowd in Cincinnati.

  34. taw46 says:

    This is BEFORE the recount has started in PA. Looks like Philly just found 20,00+ votes for Hillary. That is what I am seeing on Twitter.

    • taw46 says:

    • blowme0bama says:

      Of COURSE they did.

      • CiscoKid says:

        Democrats excell at finding lost votes.

      • taw46 says:

        I just saw this. Judge dismissed the recount petitions yesterday. Waiting to see if she appeals. She has a different hearing on Monday.

        • Elliott says:

          Her lawyer, Ilann Maazel told the judge ““We know that Donald Trump won the vote of machines in Pennsylvania. We want to know who won the vote of the people,” Maazel said.
          Maazel also argued that the manner in which the petitions were filed, county-by-county and district-by-district, was a result of “byzantine” election statutes in the commonwealth.
          “They’re requiring fees that don’t exist, they are proposing deadlines that don’t exist,” Maazel said. “The Republican Party is saying that over 27,000 people in 9,000 districts have to request a recount or there can’t be a recount anywhere. What kind of system is that? That is a disgrace.”
          What an asshole to show up and insult the state’s statutes. The judge did not give an explanation of his dismissal. Duh! The asshole lawyer gave no grounds for a recount but was just postering, bitching and virtue signaling.

    • helenk3 says:

      were they in the same place where there were zero votes for Romney and 100% for backtrack?

  35. DeniseVB says:

    After 8 years, visiting my lefty friends’ blogs just gets harder. They be cray-cray.

    • taw46 says:

      After the 2008 election, everyone got crazy. I was so glad that Myiq left and started this blog. For awhile I still read some of those blogs. Some of them gradually disappeared, others became Obama supporters, others went far left. I just quit reading them all.

  36. votermom says:

    Back to flag burning, it occurs to me that Trump has managed to make the Left turn the flag into a symbol of Trump. To protest Trump they burn the flag. Flag = Trump.
    He’s a genius.

  37. taw46 says:

  38. John Denney says:

    To those who would burn our flag:
    The U.S. flag represents The People of 50 states that have united to defend each person’s Life, Liberty, and Property, based on the self evident truths that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

    You got a problem with that?

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