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[Jun 23, 2019] Tea Party Placards, reading: (paraphrase) 'government get your hands off my Medicare'!

Mar 06, 2012 | discussion.theguardian.com

PSmd , 6 Mar 2012 09:43

NotWithoutMyMonkey

Indeed! I attended a public lecture by Thomas Frank (former young conservative-now left wing) at the LSE, and he was even describing Tea Party Placards, reading: (paraphrase) 'government get your hands off my Medicare'!

[Jun 23, 2019] Koch brothers are successfully getting Tea Party turkeys to vote for Xmas!

Notable quotes:
"... After all, the Kochs owe their family wealth to the Stalinist USSR... ..."
Mar 06, 2012 | discussion.theguardian.com

murielbelcher , 6 Mar 2012 09:41

Over the years, the Koch brothers have spent millions of dollars trying to undo both social security and medicare!

AKA the founders of the egregious getting turkeys to vote for Xmas Tea Party!

PSmd , 6 Mar 2012 09:27
It's not just Rand, seemingly, who was a hypocrite. After all, the Kochs owe their family wealth to the Stalinist USSR...

[Jun 23, 2019] Libertarian ideology and the threat of unemployment

Jun 23, 2019 | discussion.theguardian.com

NotWithoutMyMonkey , 6 Mar 2012 09:34

@Fissile
I've seen that before. Although hardly an anarcho-capitalist, my uncle in Australia; a music teacher in a private school would alway rail against unions and so-called union-power at every opportunity. The moment his job came under threat, he'd signed up for membership forthwith.

[Jun 23, 2019] Theory and practice of neoliberalism

Notable quotes:
"... Friedrich von Hayek, one of the creed's most revered economic gurus, spent his productive years railing against government old age pension and medical insurance schemes. When he became old and infirm, he signed on for both social security and medicare. ..."
Mar 06, 2012 | discussion.theguardian.com

murielbelcher , 6 Mar 2012 09:40

Friedrich von Hayek, one of the creed's most revered economic gurus, spent his productive years railing against government old age pension and medical insurance schemes. When he became old and infirm, he signed on for both social security and medicare.

Love it. When push comes to shove all those ideologies and beliefs crumble into the dust of practical needs. Another individual who cloaked the self-interest of the rich and powerful into some kind of spurious ideology.

George wrote a rather good article about Von Hayek a few years ago I seem to remember.

[Jun 23, 2019] On quality of Rand writings

Jun 23, 2019 | discussion.theguardian.com

Fortress -> conanthebarbarian , 6 Mar 2012 11:01

She wrote on on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics to name but a few.

Lots of Cif commenters do that every day. Unfortunately, what they write is mostly crap.

[Jun 23, 2019] No daring escape - Rand was granted an exit visa in 1925. A staggering act of negligence for which I can never forgive the Soviets.

Mar 06, 2012 | discussion.theguardian.com

Gingecat , 6 Mar 2012 13:19

And Ayn didn't dig her way out from underneath the Iron curtain. No daring escape - she was granted an exit visa in 1925.

A staggering act of negligence for which I can never forgive the Soviets.

[Jun 22, 2019] With the requisite skills of Harry Houdini, El Trumpo is wriggling out of his self-induced Iran straight jacket.

Notable quotes:
"... I am surprised that only 20% of the world sees the USA as a source of trouble. Even 22% in Amerika. My vote is 100% that the US is a bully. ..."
"... So, see how we have improved under Trump? We just keep winning and winning. Wink ..."
Jun 22, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Alligator Ed on Sat, 06/22/2019 - 1:29pm

Drum roll, please

With the requisite skills of Harry Houdini, El Trumpo is wriggling out of his self-induced straight jacket.

Yay for Bolt-on and Pompous Mike.

I am surprised that only 20% of the world sees the USA as a source of trouble. Even 22% in Amerika. My vote is 100% that the US is a bully.

In the meantime, I play the drums.

dfarrah on Sat, 06/22/2019 - 9:11pm

@Alligator Ed

years ago the % was much, much higher, like close to 80. So, see how we have improved under Trump? We just keep winning and winning. Wink

[Jun 22, 2019] A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to New Departement of Defence rule: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically

Highly recommended!
Jun 22, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

interlocutor , Jun 21, 2019 6:13:43 PM | 186

The Babylon Bee: Report: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically

https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-4404-1.jpg

U.S. -- A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to fight in a foreign war if you post your support for attacking another country.

People who bravely post about how the U.S. needs to invade some country in the Middle East or Asia or outer space will get a pop-up notice indicating they've been enlisted in the military. A recruiter will then show up at their house and whisk them away to fight in the foreign war they wanted to happen so badly.

"Frankly, recruitment numbers are down, and we needed some way to find people who are really enthusiastic about fighting wars," said a DOD official. "Then it hit us like a drone strike: there are plenty of people who argue vehemently for foreign intervention. It doesn't matter what war we're trying to create: Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China---these people are always reliable supporters of any invasion abroad. So why not get them there on the frontlines?"

"After all, we want people who are passionate about occupying foreign lands, not grunts who are just there for the paycheck," he added.

Strangely, as soon as the policy was implemented, 99% of saber-rattling suddenly ceased.

Note: The Babylon Bee is the world's best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life.

The Babylon Bee was created ex nihilo on the eighth day of the creation week, exactly 6,000 years ago. We have been the premier news source through every major world event, from the Tower of Babel and the Exodus to the Reformation and the War of 1812. We focus on just the facts, leaving spin and bias to other news sites like CNN and Fox News.

If you would like to complain about something on our site, take it up with God.

Unlike other satire sites, everything we post is 100% verified by Snopes.com.

[Jun 22, 2019] That's why we are safe :-)

Aug 01, 2014 | discussion.theguardian.com

The1eyedman , 1 Aug 2014 10:11

...The CIA and security services have every right to know who is who on all and every politician and their staff. That's why we are safe. :-)
freeandfair -> Woodby69 , 1 Aug 2014 10:04

...They are so brave, they are pathologically afraid of everyone. And want to be "protected".

[Jun 22, 2019] Chuck Schumer 'The American People Deserve A President Who Can More Credibly Justify War With Iran'

Highly recommended!
Jun 20, 2019 | politics.theonion.com

In a pointed critique of President Trump's foreign policy leadership, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated to members of the press Thursday that "the American people deserve a president who can more credibly justify war with Iran."

"What the American people need is a president who can make a much more convincing case for going to war with Iran," said Schumer (D-NY), adding that the Trump administration's corruption and dishonesty have "proven time and time again" that it lacks the conviction necessary to act as an effective cheerleader for the conflict.

"Donald Trump is completely unfit to assume the mantle of telling the American people what they need to hear in order to convince them a war with Iran is a good idea.

One of the key duties of the president is to gain the trust of the people so that they feel comfortable going along with whatever he says. President Trump's failure to serve as a credible advocate for this war is yet another instance in which he has disappointed not only his colleagues in Washington, but also the entire nation."

Schumer later concluded his statement with a vow that he and his fellow Democrats will continue working toward a more palatable case in favor of bombing Iran.

[Jun 22, 2019] Bolton Calls For Forceful Iranian Response To Continuing US Aggression

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... "Iran cannot sit idly by as the American imperialist machine encroaches on their territory, threatens their sovereignty, and endangers their very way of life," said Bolton, warning that America's fanatical leadership, steadfast devotion to flexing their muscles in the region, and alleged access to nuclear weapons necessitated that Iran strike back with a vigorous show of force as soon -- and as hard -- as possible. ..."
"... "The only thing these Westerners understand is violence, so it's imperative that Iran sends a clear message that they won't be walked over. Let's not forget, the U.S. defied a diplomatically negotiated treaty for seemingly no reason at all -- these are dangerous radicals that cannot be reasoned with. ..."
Jun 22, 2019 | politics.theonion.com

Demanding that the Middle Eastern nation retaliate immediately in self-defense against the existential threat posed by America's military operations, National Security Adviser John Bolton called for a forceful Iranian response Friday to continuing United States aggression.

"Iran cannot sit idly by as the American imperialist machine encroaches on their territory, threatens their sovereignty, and endangers their very way of life," said Bolton, warning that America's fanatical leadership, steadfast devotion to flexing their muscles in the region, and alleged access to nuclear weapons necessitated that Iran strike back with a vigorous show of force as soon -- and as hard -- as possible.

"The only thing these Westerners understand is violence, so it's imperative that Iran sends a clear message that they won't be walked over. Let's not forget, the U.S. defied a diplomatically negotiated treaty for seemingly no reason at all -- these are dangerous radicals that cannot be reasoned with.

They've been given every opportunity to back down, but their goal is total domination of the region, and Iran won't stand for that."

At press time, Bolton said that the only option left on the table was for Iran to launch a full-fledged military strike against the Great Satan.

[Jun 22, 2019] US Department of State officials claimed Thursday that one of their drones was minding its own business on its way to church when Iran attacked it

Jun 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

RobinG , says: June 22, 2019 at 5:54 am GMT

@lavoisier https://politics.theonion.com/u-s-claims-drone-was-minding-own-business-on-its-way-t-1835695562

WASHINGTON -- Maintaining that the unmanned aerial vehicle was simply going about its day without posing a threat to anyone, U.S. Department of State officials claimed Thursday that one of their drones was minding its own business on its way to church when Iran attacked it out of nowhere. "This was an outrageous, unprovoked attack by the Islamic Republic of Iran on an innocent drone who merely wanted to attend mass in peace," said acting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, emphasizing the drone's upstanding moral character by pointing out its history of donating to charity, volunteering at soup kitchens, and making homemade cookies for school bake sales. "We're talking about a drone that sings in the church choir and coaches little league baseball games on the weekends -- an absolute pillar of the community. This is an upstanding family drone who did nothing to deserve any sort of attack. What kind of world do we live in where an innocent drone can't fly through Iranian air space on its way to church?" At press time, Department of Defense officials confirmed that their request for Iran to return the drone's body back to the U.S. for a proper burial had gone unanswered.

[Jun 22, 2019] Americans hardly care who dies wherever as long as they can find themselves shoping goods they do not need with the money they do not have

Jun 21, 2019 | www.unz.com

Amused , says: June 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm GMT

It is a very lightly written article but it touches on a very sensitive nerve rather hard. I liked the entire premise of this story and have ome to agree with the writer that Americans hardly care who dies wherever as long as they can find themselves shoping goods they dont need with the money they don't have and stuffing their mouth with food they don't deserve.

[Jun 22, 2019] H>ow dare Iran shoot down a US drone... That's a blatant violation of the US sanctions

Notable quotes:
"... "You think you can shoot at us [regardless of what we do]?? How dare you? YOU ARE GONNA BE SORRY FOR DISSING THE USA, BOZOS!" ..."
"... imagine if Iran was prowling US coast with war ships and drones, and sent 2000 troops to mexico, seeking to start a war, how would US respond? ..."
Jun 20, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

brian , Jun 20, 2019 6:40:44 PM | 164

how dare Iran shoot down a US drone...thats as bad as violating a US sanctions

Really? , Jun 20, 2019 6:41:08 PM | 165

@41

To me, Trump's "Iran made a mistake" is not about anything factual regarding international waters etc.

To me it sounds like a generalized bullying threat in the vein of

"You think you can shoot at us [regardless of what we do]?? How dare you? YOU ARE GONNA BE SORRY FOR DISSING THE USA, BOZOS!"

That is what I think Trump is "saying."

brian , Jun 20, 2019 6:42:10 PM | 166
imagine if Iran was prowling US coast with war ships and drones, and sent 2000 troops to mexico, seeking to start a war, how would US respond?

[Jun 22, 2019] Those dancing Iranians picked up by the FBI while celebrating and making a video of 911 were very suspicious

Notable quotes:
"... but more damning are those singed Iranian passports recently discovered at the site of WTC7 by son-in-law Jared. Want more proof of Iranian involvement? Dame Lindsey Graham has reported the CIA has traced the 911 box cutters back to a factory in Tehran. ..."
Jun 20, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Danton's Head , Jun 20, 2019 7:44:19 PM | 183

" ..and expect Trumpstein to reveal the 911 culprits any day now ."

Those dancing Iranians picked up by the FBI while celebrating and making a video of 911 are very suspicious

but more damning are those singed Iranian passports recently discovered at the site of WTC7 by son-in-law Jared. Want more proof of Iranian involvement? Dame Lindsey Graham has reported the CIA has traced the 911 box cutters back to a factory in Tehran.

Marco Rubio of Chippendale fame has revealed there are DIA recordings of incriminating phone calls from the Ayotollah to Osama high (as in hookah) in his hindu kush cave.

What more proof could any reasonable person need? This is just open and shut. We must defend ourselves against any further attacks on innocent civilians by the vicious aggressive Iranian nazis.

Note: comment above was found on Unz Review by commenter nsa, responding to a recent article by Vietnamese writer, Linh Dinh, called Mashed Potato and Another War for Israel

[Jun 22, 2019] Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a statesman, an author, an A-level negotiator but at heart, he's one thing: an insult comic

Add to this that he is in the pocket of Israel lobby and that helps to explain most of his actions.
Jun 16, 2019 | www.politico.com

President Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a statesman, an author, an A-level negotiator, but at heart, he's one thing: an insult comic.

Every day in D.C. is a roast, the insults and belittling nicknames wielded like tiny comedy bullets. And if you haven't seen enough of the fusillade on Twitter, all you need to do is turn on late night TV. Television comedy has a strange, symbiotic relationship with the real political world, something between a feedback loop and a funhouse mirror....

... ... ...

[Jun 22, 2019] Use of science by the US politicians

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... "the administrator uses social science the way the drunk uses a lamppost, for support rather than illumination." Scholars' disinclination to be used in this way helps explain more of the distance. ..."
Jun 16, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

The evidence suggests that foreign policymakers do not seek insight from scholars, but rather support for what they already want to do.

As Desch quotes a World War II U.S. Navy anthropologist, "the administrator uses social science the way the drunk uses a lamppost, for support rather than illumination." Scholars' disinclination to be used in this way helps explain more of the distance.

[Jun 22, 2019] Fake news are the only news worth reading and that's why Bolton in Onion sounds more realistic then in real life

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... John Bolton: 'When Has The Government Ever Lied About Attacks On Ships In A Gulf Somewhere Just To Provoke War?' ..."
"... "When has the government ever lied about ships being attacked, say in a gulf somewhere, for the purpose of getting involved in another foreign conflict?" he asked. "Can you point to a single time a lie about a minor attack resulted in a major unnecessary war? No, I didn't think so," he said. ..."
"... "These attacks in the Gulf of Tonk -- er, I mean, the Gulf of Oman, excuse me -- were definitely carried out by Iran, and we need to invade immediately before people start doubting the narrative." ..."
"... surprise surprise ..."
"... Bolton cites his avoiding war in Vietnam amid criticism that he's pro-war. ..."
"... Bolton went on to reference his distinguished record of not going to war, sources said. He presented reporters with a copy of his Yale 25th Reunion Book, in which he wrote that he avoided service in Vietnam because he "had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy." ..."
"... That last quote from the yearbook, is actually 100% true, by the way. ..."
"... Bleeding John Bolton Stumbles Into Capitol Building Claiming That Iran Shot Him. ..."
Jun 15, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

But most Americans would never even hear about the Gulf of Tonkin if it wasn't for fake news sites like Babylon Bee.

The headline reads : John Bolton: 'When Has The Government Ever Lied About Attacks On Ships In A Gulf Somewhere Just To Provoke War?'

Then it offers a fake quote from Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton:

"When has the government ever lied about ships being attacked, say in a gulf somewhere, for the purpose of getting involved in another foreign conflict?" he asked. "Can you point to a single time a lie about a minor attack resulted in a major unnecessary war? No, I didn't think so," he said.

"These attacks in the Gulf of Tonk -- er, I mean, the Gulf of Oman, excuse me -- were definitely carried out by Iran, and we need to invade immediately before people start doubting the narrative."

Most Americans might not know who notorious warmonger John Bolton is.

Bolton's been creeping around DC since the Nixon administration. He was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal and was instrumental in spreading the lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

In 2002, he gave a speech revealing his war wish list which, surprise surprise , included Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Syria (as well as North Korea and Cuba).

What else could fake news websites help us learn about John Bolton and the American policies he has contributed to?

Here's one from the Duffelblog : Bolton cites his avoiding war in Vietnam amid criticism that he's pro-war.

"If I like war as much as you all say I do, wouldn't I have jumped at the chance to take part in one, instead of joining the reserves to avoid being deployed?" Bolton challenged reporters during a press conference on Tuesday.

Bolton went on to reference his distinguished record of not going to war, sources said. He presented reporters with a copy of his Yale 25th Reunion Book, in which he wrote that he avoided service in Vietnam because he "had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy."

That last quote from the yearbook, is actually 100% true, by the way.

The classic fake news site The Onion also took the opportunity last month to hint at the truth , in a fake sort of way, with the headline: Bleeding John Bolton Stumbles Into Capitol Building Claiming That Iran Shot Him.

And finally, one more from Babylon Bee :

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[Jun 22, 2019] Trump on Iran threat now and then

Oct 22, 2012 | www.unz.com

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected--be careful Republicans!

11:43 AM 22 Oct 12 Twitter Web Client

[Jun 22, 2019] Can any neocons explain why America is in Syria?

Jun 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

vienna_proxy , 1 hour ago link

can any neocons explain why America is in Syria? i like hearing twisted logic on saturday nights

snowshooze , 1 hour ago link

Because Assad refused to contribute to the Clinton Foundation.

[Jun 22, 2019] I was shocked -- but not surprised -- to see visibly-pained CBS Pentagon flack David Martin on the boob tube this morning. Thank you, Vasili Arkhipov

Notable quotes:
"... Thank you, Vasili Arkhipov, for getting cold-feet, too! Madness, our nation is afflicted with madness. ..."
Jun 22, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Widowson , 21 June 2019 at 02:41 PM

I was shocked-- but not surprised-- to see visibly-pained CBS Pentagon flack David Martin on the boob tube this morning quoting an unnamed source that speculated that the reason Trump cancelled the bombing of Iran was that he got "cold-feet."

Thank you, Vasili Arkhipov, for getting cold-feet, too! Madness, our nation is afflicted with madness.

[Jun 22, 2019] In February, Iran allegedly hacked a U.S. drone in eastern Syria: The Air Force should of never used "password" for the password

Jun 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Offthebeach , 1 hour ago link

"...In February, Iran allegedly hacked a U.S. drone in eastern Syria , "

The Air Force should of never used "password" for the password. Seriously.

Hacked? The com, if any, is encrypted. I say if any com to the craft because they can and are, guess what, pre programmed for their flight. No com needed. Not even GPS.

[Jun 22, 2019] Tucker Carlson: John Bolton is a kind of bureaucratic tapeworm

Notable quotes:
"... "Try as you might, you can't expel him. He seems to live forever in the bowels of the federal agencies, periodically reemerging to cause pain and suffering -- but somehow never suffering himself." ..."
Jun 22, 2019 | nationalinterest.org

Someone whose confidence Bolton does not enjoy is Carlson, a rival for Trump's ear. Carlson, a true believer, took to the airwaves to savage the ambassador Friday night. "John Bolton is a kind of bureaucratic tapeworm," Carlson said.

"Try as you might, you can't expel him. He seems to live forever in the bowels of the federal agencies, periodically reemerging to cause pain and suffering -- but somehow never suffering himself."

[Jun 22, 2019] A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to fight in a foreign war if you post your support for attacking another country.

Jun 22, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

interlocutor , Jun 21, 2019 6:13:43 PM | 186

The Babylon Bee: Report: Internet Users Who Call For Attacking Other Countries Will Now Be Enlisted In The Military Automatically

https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-4404-1.jpg

U.S. -- A new policy issued by the United States Department of Defense, in conjunction with online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, will automatically enlist you to fight in a foreign war if you post your support for attacking another country.

People who bravely post about how the U.S. needs to invade some country in the Middle East or Asia or outer space will get a pop-up notice indicating they've been enlisted in the military. A recruiter will then show up at their house and whisk them away to fight in the foreign war they wanted to happen so badly.

"Frankly, recruitment numbers are down, and we needed some way to find people who are really enthusiastic about fighting wars," said a DOD official. "Then it hit us like a drone strike: there are plenty of people who argue vehemently for foreign intervention. It doesn't matter what war we're trying to create: Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, China---these people are always reliable supporters of any invasion abroad. So why not get them there on the frontlines?"

"After all, we want people who are passionate about occupying foreign lands, not grunts who are just there for the paycheck," he added.

Strangely, as soon as the policy was implemented, 99% of saber-rattling suddenly ceased.

Note: The Babylon Bee is the world's best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. We write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life.

The Babylon Bee was created ex nihilo on the eighth day of the creation week, exactly 6,000 years ago. We have been the premier news source through every major world event, from the Tower of Babel and the Exodus to the Reformation and the War of 1812. We focus on just the facts, leaving spin and bias to other news sites like CNN and Fox News.

If you would like to complain about something on our site, take it up with God.

Unlike other satire sites, everything we post is 100% verified by Snopes.com.

[Jun 22, 2019] A case of shark calling barracuda a piranha.

Jun 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Insufferably Insouciant , 15 hours ago link

"The Communist Party of China has used its access to U.S. consumer and capital markets for a predatory economic strategy... "

... which is a threat to our monopoly on such activity.

Have they no sense of irony?

DEDA CVETKO , 16 hours ago link

"The Communist Party of China has used its access to U.S. consumer and capital markets for a predatory economic strategy... "

A case of shark calling barracuda a piranha.

[Jun 22, 2019] Trump: "We were cocked loaded"

Mild aphasia ?
Jun 22, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org
Oscar Peterson , Jun 21, 2019 11:26:15 AM | 75
Trump: "We were cocked & loaded"

Only Trump doesn't know that the actual phrase is "locked and loaded" (or occasionally "locked and cocked.")

[Jun 22, 2019] Last seen boarding a Boeing 737 Max

Jun 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Beowulf55 , 1 hour ago link

What ever happened to the Spanish air controller who saw the intercept of a Ukrainian jet with MH 17?

HowdyDoody , 1 hour ago link

Last seen boarding a Boeing 737 Max.

[Jun 22, 2019] Delusions of a typical neocon prostitute: Most Americans have this crazy notion that the U.S. government's primary responsibility is to the security and welfare of the United States, and neocons do not like that

Neocons work for MIC money...
Notable quotes:
"... Most Americans have this crazy notion that the U.S. government's primary responsibility is to the security and welfare of the United States, and Brooks wants you to know that he does not like it. ..."
Jun 16, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Most Americans have this crazy notion that the U.S. government's primary responsibility is to the security and welfare of the United States, and Brooks wants you to know that he does not like it.

He notes that there aren't many Americans that identify with what he calls traditional internationalism:

[Jun 20, 2019] Trump Says DOJ Investigating Whether Obama Tapped His Phone

Jun 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Why won't Obama live in Chicago?

JD Rock , 2 hours ago link

too much diversity...

[Jun 20, 2019] US gives military assistance to 70% of world dictoris whether they re using their free time to kill thousands of innocent people or to harmonize their rock garden.

Notable quotes:
"... If one does even a cursory check of what dictators around the world are up to recently, you'll find that the U.S. doesn't care in the slightest whether they are bad or good, whether they're using their free time to kill thousands of innocent people or to harmonize their rock garden. ..."
Jun 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

We now know that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction. We now know that the crushing of Libya had nothing to do with "stopping a bad man."

If one does even a cursory check of what dictators around the world are up to recently, you'll find that the U.S. doesn't care in the slightest whether they are bad or good, whether they're using their free time to kill thousands of innocent people or to harmonize their rock garden.

In fact, the U.S. gives military aid to 70 percent of the world's dictators . (One would hope that's only around the holidays though.)

[Jun 20, 2019] The difference between old and new schools of jounalism: old-school journalism was like being assigned the task of finding out what "1+1 =?" and the task was to report the answer was "1." Now the task would be to report that "Some say it is 1, some say it is 2, some say it is 3."

Highly recommended!
Jun 20, 2019 | www.counterpunch.org

A way to capture this change was thinking in terms of the traditional task of journalists to interview or consult a variety of sources to determine was is truth or true. The shift gradually became one of now interviewing or consulting various sources and reporting those opinions.

Old-school journalism was like being assigned the task of finding out what "1+1 =?" and the task was to report the answer was "1."

Now the task would be to report that "Some say it is 1, some say it is 2, some say it is 3."

[Jun 19, 2019] Mueller and Russiagate story: The Eternal Witch-hunt

Apr 12, 2019 | counterpunch.org

Mueller looks more and more like a man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.

[Jun 19, 2019] Trump has drained the swamp right into his administration

Notable quotes:
"... I suppose we deserve this but it doesn't do well for my blood pressure. ..."
Jun 19, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

ken , Jun 19, 2019 3:57:37 PM | 23

..Trump HAS drained the swamp,,, right into his administration.

Look at what we in the US have to look forward to,,, tyrants on the left,,, tyrants on the right. I suppose we deserve this but it doesn't do well for my blood pressure.

[Jun 18, 2019] I think i know who killed Jesus

Jun 18, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

TheLastMan , 1 hour ago link

I think i know who killed Jesus

lobro , 1 hour ago link

yes, Pontius Pilates passport was found under the cross.

[Jun 18, 2019] For the lack of better candidates s>ome aging Grand Wizard of the KKK would be a suitable candidate for high office in Trump administration

Jun 18, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

dus7 , Jun 18, 2019 4:31:33 PM | 23

Trump's list of Most Unsuitable Candidates for Higher Office is getting perilously short.

Assuming our most famous U.S. billionaire capitalists are not interested, what are Cheney and Condoleezza doing these days?

Erik Prince? Some aging Grand Wizard of the KKK? A random death row inmate?

The mind boggles.

james , Jun 18, 2019 4:12:29 PM | 19
b - thanks.. no speculation is too great! this reminds me of shuffling chairs on the deck of the titanic before it hits a major iceberg..

[Jun 18, 2019] Can the US launch a war without a Secratary of Defence in place? W>ell, they are not exactly planning to defend themselves.

Jun 18, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Norwegian , Jun 18, 2019 3:52:24 PM | 14

Purely euphemistic of course, though it actually did used to be called the Department of War.

Norwegian , Jun 18, 2019 3:52:24 PM | 15

It is unlikely that the U.S. would launch a war without a Secretary of Defense in place.

Well, they are not exactly planning to defend themselves.

[Jun 17, 2019] Cotton warmongering on Iran is easily explainable by the fact that he is running low of AIPAC dollars again

Jun 17, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com
Notafanoyall a day ago

Mr. Cotton must be running low on those AIPAC dollars again. Nothing like some good ol' Iran-bashing to keep the coffers full.

[Jun 16, 2019] Rule of law in Murrika is kaput

Highly recommended!
Jun 16, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

freedommusic , 23 minutes ago link

DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Agent Smith, you testified that the Russians hacked the DNC computers, is that correct?

FBI AGENT JOHN SMITH: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Upon what information did you base your testimony?

AGENT: Information found in reports analyzing the breach of the computers.

DEF ATT: So, the FBI prepared these reports?

AGENT: (cough) . (shift in seat) No, a cyber security contractor with the FBI.

DEF ATT: Pardon me, why would a contractor be preparing these reports? Do these contractors run the FBI laboratories where the server was examined?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: No? No what? These contractors don't run the FBI Laboratories?

AGENT: No. The laboratories are staffed by FBI personnel.

DEF ATT: Well I don't understand. Why would contractors be writing reports about computers that are forensically examined in FBI laboratories?

AGENT: Well, the servers were not examined in the FBI laboratory.

(silence)

DEF ATT: Oh, so the FBI examined the servers on site to determine who had hacked them and what was taken?

AGENT: Uh .. no.

DEF ATT: They didn't examine them on site?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Well, where did they examine them?

AGENT: Well, uh .. the FBI did not examine them.

DEF ATT: What?

AGENT: The FBI did not directly examine the servers.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, the FBI has presented to the Grand Jury and to this court and SWORN AS FACT that the Russians hacked the DNC computers. You are basing your SWORN testimony on a report given to you by a contractor, while the FBI has NEVER actually examined the computer hardware?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, who prepared the analysis reports that the FBI relied on to give this sworn testimony?

AGENT: Crowdstrike, Inc.

DEF ATT: So, which Crowdstrike employee gave you the report?

AGENT: We didn't receive the report directly from Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: What?

AGENT: We did not receive the report directly from Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: Well, where did you find this report?

AGENT: It was given to us by the people who hired Crowdstrike to examine and secure their computer network and hardware.

DEF ATT: Oh, so the report was given to you by the technical employees for the company that hired Crowdstrike to examine their servers?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Well, who gave you the report?

AGENT: Legal counsel for the company that hired Crowdstrike.

DEF ATT: Why would legal counsel be the ones giving you the report?

AGENT: I don't know.

DEF ATT: Well, what company hired Crowdstrike?

AGENT: The Democratic National Committee.

DEF ATT: Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. You are giving SWORN testimony to this court that Russia hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee. And you are basing that testimony on a report given to you by the LAWYERS for the Democratic National Committee. And you, the FBI, never actually saw or examined the computer servers?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Well, can you provide a copy of the technical report produced by Crowdstrike for the Democratic National Committee?

AGENT: No, I cannot.

DEF ATT: Well, can you go back to your office and get a copy of the report?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why? Are you locked out of your office?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: I don't understand. Why can you not provide a copy of this report?

AGENT: Because I do not have a copy of the report.

DEF ATT: Did you lose it?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why do you not have a copy of the report?

AGENT: Because we were never given a final copy of the report.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, if you didn't get a copy of the report, upon what information are you basing your testimony?

AGENT: On a draft copy of the report.

DEF ATT: A draft copy?

AGENT: Yes.

DEF ATT: Was a final report ever delivered to the FBI?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, did you get to read the entire report?

AGENT: No.

DEF ATT: Why not?

AGENT: Because large portions were redacted.

DEF ATT: Agent Smith, let me get this straight. The FBI is claiming that the Russians hacked the DNC servers. But the FBI never actually saw the computer hardware, nor examined it? Is that correct?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: And the FBI never actually examined the log files or computer email or any aspect of the data from the servers? Is that correct?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: And you are basing your testimony on the word of Counsel for the Democratic National Committee, the people who provided you with a REDACTED copy of a DRAFT report, not on the actual technical personnel who supposedly examined the servers?

AGENT: That is correct.

DEF ATT: Your honor, I have a few motions I would like to make at this time.

PRESIDING JUDGE: I'm sure you do, Counselor. (as he turns toward the prosecutors) And I feel like I am in a mood to grant them.

( source )

hooligan2009 , 14 minutes ago link

Brilliant! that sums it up nicely. of course, if the servers were not hacked and were instead "thumbnailed" that leads to a whole pile of other questions (including asking wiileaks for their source and about the murder of seth rich).

[Jun 16, 2019] It's hard to think of a bigger or more shameful betrayal by Arabs by fellow Arabs, or a more stupid policy by the US then Kushner proposals

Jun 16, 2019 | www.strategic-culture.org

And now we wait the all-time bad joke, the so-called 'Deal of the Century,' which Trump and his boys hope will get rich Arabs to buy off poor Palestinians in exchange for giving up lots more land to Israel.

It's hard to think of a bigger or more shameful betrayal by Arabs of fellow Arabs, or a more stupid policy by the US. But, of course, it's not a made-in-the-USA policy at all.

[Jun 15, 2019] Biden can keep his tax returns. I want to see his brain scan.

Notable quotes:
"... He just said that he would withhold the $1 billion that we promised them if they didn't fire the prosecutor who was going after his son. This sure seems to sound like an ultimatum to me. ..."
Jun 15, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Pluto's Republic on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 6:30pm

He's starting to give me Reagan flash-backs.

@snoopydawg

He can keep his tax returns. I want to see a brain scan. You know, of all the things to call CT, I would advise against the Ukraine portfolio. It's been vetted by US intelligence, for starters. That's why we won't issue travel Visas to the Ukrainian attorneys involved.

snoopydawg on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 7:27pm
"Biden didn't throw down an ultimatum"

@Pluto's Republic

to Ukraine. Nope. He just said that he would withhold the $1 billion that we promised them if they didn't fire the prosecutor who was going after his son. This sure seems to sound like an ultimatum to me.

The other reason why the Ukraine attorneys won't be allowed here is because they might expose how Hillary got them to play along with Russia Gate. And those charges against Manafort? Obama knew all about that in 2014 , but he decided to hold on to them just in case he needed them down the road.

The thing is that Manafort was trying to get Yanukovich to take the EU deal instead of the Russian one. But again I want to know when Podesta is going to be charged for doing the same things that Manafort did? Oh yeah he's in the Clinton side of things.

[Jun 15, 2019] Now and then: sic transit gloria mundi

Sic transit gloria mundi sometimes shortened to STGM) is a Latin phrase that means "Thus passes the glory of the world".
Jun 15, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Clyde Schechter, says: June 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Back in the 1960's as the Cuban missile crisis was brewing, JFK conferred with then French president Charles DeGaulle and offered to show him the reconnaissance pictures showing the Russian missiles in Cuba. DeGaulle is said to have replied "No, I do not need to see pictures. The word of the President of the United States is enough."

It's impossible to imagine anyone saying that today, unless they still believe in the tooth fairy.

[Jun 15, 2019] The queen of RussiaGate is going to be asking questions at the debates

MadCow disease of neoliberal MSM is spreading...
Jun 15, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

snoopydawg on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 5:01pm

@skod

So a flaming Russia conspiracist is going to moderate the first Democratic presidential debates. What a joke https://t.co/6QWPrS2cZk

-- Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 11, 2019

Pluto's Republic on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 5:25pm
Scenes we'd like to see:

@snoopydawg

Anyone want to bet that she will ask someone a question about what they will do to keep Russia from interfering with the election again?

I would love to see that. All answers will be the wrong answer.

[Jun 15, 2019] China can nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Notable quotes:
"... China has a great sweetener that I think President Xi Jinping should offer: It can nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. We know that he wants what his predecessor Barack Obama got. And doesn't he deserve it more? After all, he is helping to bring Eurasia together, driving China and Russia into an alliance with neighboring counties, reaching out to Europe. ..."
Jun 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

Trump's Trade Threats are really Cold War 2.0 by Michael Hudson

President Trump has threatened China's President Xi that if they don't meet and talk at the upcoming G20 meetings in Japan, June 29-30, the United States will not soften its tariff war and economic sanctions against Chinese exports and technology.

Some meeting between Chinese and U.S. leaders will indeed take place, but it cannot be anything like a real negotiation. Such meetings normally are planned in advance, by specialized officials working together to prepare an agreement to be announced by their heads of state. No such preparation has taken place, or can take place. Mr. Trump doesn't delegate authority.

He opens negotiations with a threat. That costs nothing, and you never know (or at least, he never knows) whether he can get a freebee. His threat is that the U.S. can hurt its adversary unless that country agrees to abide by America's wish-list. But in this case the list is so unrealistic that the media are embarrassed to talk about it. The US is making impossible demands for economic surrender – that no country could accept.

What appears on the surface to be only a trade war is really a full-fledged Cold War 2.0.

... ... ..

China has a great sweetener that I think President Xi Jinping should offer: It can nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. We know that he wants what his predecessor Barack Obama got. And doesn't he deserve it more? After all, he is helping to bring Eurasia together, driving China and Russia into an alliance with neighboring counties, reaching out to Europe.

[Jun 14, 2019] About modern methods of investigation of bombing insidents

Jun 14, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Jun 13, 2019 5:40:39 PM | 149

There will be an inquiry, they will find either of the following:
- a bomb fragment with a hammer and sickle on it and blame Russia describing it as a buk bomb
- a bomb fragment with an Iranian graphic on it and blame Russia
- a bomb fragment with 'made in USA' on it and blame Russia
The inquiry will be very meticulous and comprise only Ukranian and USA personnel plus one clown from the OPCW.

Regardless of all that, the price of oil will rise and the frackers and shale oil miners in the USA will get some relief. Trump will blame the price hike on the Iranians so his republican voters stick to him and never notice Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard.

Its a Skripal puzzle so remain calm.

[Jun 14, 2019] Trump may be God's chosen one to save the Jewish people from "the Iranian menace," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a baffling interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network

Jun 14, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

John Smith , Jun 13, 2019 8:10:09 PM | 173

Trump may be God's chosen one to save the Jewish people from "the Iranian menace," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a baffling interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

LINK

[Jun 14, 2019] Which country, which Hitler?

Jun 14, 2019 | www.unz.com

Every time you think the corporatocracy's manufactured anti-Semitism hysteria cannot possibly get more absurd, they somehow manage to outdo themselves. OK, stay with me now, because this is a weird one.

Apparently, American Hitler and his cronies are conspiring with some secret group of "Jewish leaders" to stop British Hitler from becoming prime minister and wiping out all the Jews in Great Britain. Weird, right? But that's not the weird part, because maybe American Hitler wants to wipe out all the Jews in Great Britain himself, rather than leaving it to British Hitler Hitlers being notoriously jealous regarding their genocidal accomplishments.

No, the weird part is that everyone knows that American Hitler does not make a move without the approval of Russian Hitler, who is also obsessed with wiping out the Jews, and with destroying the fabric of Western democracy. So why would Russian Hitler want to let American Hitler and his goons thwart the ascendancy of British Hitler, who, in addition to wanting to wipe out all the Jews, also wants to destroy democracy by fascistically refunding the NHS, renationalizing the rail system, and so on?

Kirt says: June 13, 2019 at 2:40 pm GMT Very logical analysis! Obviously the work of a racist, anti-Semite, white, male, patriarchalist, Putin-puppet. Did I forget homophobic? That too!


SteveK9 , says: June 13, 2019 at 11:17 pm GMT

This is a classic, even for Hopkins. In the US most people cannot really comprehend that, if by some miracle, Bernie Sanders or Tulsi Gabbard became President, the same relentless attack visited on Trump by the 'Deep State' would be directed at them as well. It doesn't matter that they are very different from Trump. This article (in hilarious fashion) explains that perfectly.
Biff , says: June 14, 2019 at 2:41 am GMT
It's Godwin's law to the third power!
nomorexcuse , says: June 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm GMT
Who cares who "controls the world" C.J.???

The only relevant fact in the case of the U.K. (and Washington D.C.) is "Which lobby directly interferes with the governance of the country"?

It's the Israel lobby – doh!

Do stop trying to complicate and apologize for a disgraceful state of affairs. The parasitic Israel lobby needs to be monitored and called out wherever it finds a host.

[Jun 14, 2019] Perhaps Jon Steward had a welding job before comedy?

Jun 14, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Isotope_C14 , June 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Interestingly enough:

"Comedian Jon Stewart assails Congress for ignoring 9/11 first responders fund"

Yeah, because he realizes jet fuel doesn't melt steel beams.

Perhaps he had a welding job before comedy?

[Jun 13, 2019] Something about the Congress legitimacy one one more step toward "Congress as a joke"

Jun 13, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Realignment and Legitimacy

"House Democrats propose $4,500 pay raise for Congress" [ Politico ]. • Remember when Nancy Pelosi was going to pass the $15-an-hour minimum wage in the first hundred hours -- not days, hours -- after the Democrats took power? Good times.

[Jun 13, 2019] Our Famously Free Press and Madcow disease

Jun 13, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com
Our Famously Free...

"MSNBC and New York Times at odds over reporter appearances on Maddow" [ CNN ]. "New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and MSNBC president Phil Griffin met last week amid tensions between their two news organizations. But the lengthy lunch did not resolve the issues at hand, according to four sources with knowledge of the sit-down. The executives remain at an impasse. The specific issue is about television appearances by Times reporters on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show .

The dust-up dates back to May 30, when Vanity Fair caused a ruckus by reporting that Times management wants reporters to 'steer clear of any cable-news shows that the masthead perceives as too partisan.' 'The Rachel Maddow Show' is evidently one of those shows [ incroyable! ] -- and Maddow is not happy about it.

The prime time host prides herself on her support for newspaper journalists Complicating matters further: Numerous Times reporters are also paid contributors to MSNBC and CNN. For example, Matthew Rosenberg and Mark Mazzetti of The Times, who are also paid by CNN, have both appeared on 'CNN Tonight' in recent days. CNN declined to comment on the booking relationship with The Times."

• It's impossible for me to understand how the beacons of integrity at the Times could appear in a cesspit like The Rachel Maddow Show. T

These are strange times.

[Jun 13, 2019] 'Disorganized' DNC Dives Deeper In Debt As WikiLeaks Bombshells Haunt Party

Jun 13, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Dr Anon , 17 minutes ago link

I had no idea it was so expensive to run a party of losers.

Anunnaki , 46 minutes ago link

Time to hit up Hellary for another loan?

[Jun 11, 2019] Madcow will one of Democratic debates moderator

that's a real insult. Madcow is probably the worst person to sk any question you can imagine... she is kind of female McCarthy re-incarnation -- crazy Russiagater...
Jun 11, 2019 | www.thecut.com

Daxster 6 hours ago

Why have any moderators? They should have an auctioneer instead. He'll quickly determine who is willing to offer us the biggest bribes with our own money, in exchange for a vote.

And we'll learn how many different ways can one say "FREE! FREE! FREE!" 5 hours ago

XXX:

"The questions will be available for a small fee?"
DJT

Daxster, 5 hours ago

What's Donna Brazile selling over in the corner?

[Jun 11, 2019] As Steve Bannon might have said, beware the Red Chinaman for he is not like us.

These China haters are just rehashed Cold warriors who yesterday hated Soviets.
Jun 11, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Temporarily Sane , June 11, 2019 at 10:36 am

Wait, I thought the Russians are the defacto 4th Reich using unprecedented 5D chess tactics to undermine Our Democracy at every turn? Well thank God our rusty but trusty 5 Eyes and the Rules Based Global Order outed the diabolically devious Chinese so we know who the real culprit behind all our problems is. As Steve Bannon might have said, beware the Red Chinaman for he is not like us.

[Jun 10, 2019] If ever there were a candidate who might be inclined to rethink our relationship with the Saudis, it's Buttigieg.

Notable quotes:
"... He would be given a lavish reception in Riyadh, where he would deliver a speech thanking our Saudi allies for leading the brave fight against "Iranian homophobia." ..."
Jun 10, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Timothy Hagios , 09 June 2019 at 01:49 PM

On the bright side, if ever there were a candidate who might be inclined to rethink our relationship with the Saudis, it's Buttigieg.

Oh, who am I kidding? He would be given a lavish reception in Riyadh, where he would deliver a speech thanking our Saudi allies for leading the brave fight against "Iranian homophobia."

[Jun 10, 2019] Are Bonds Peaking-Interest Rates Bottoming

Jun 10, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Bam_Man , 3 hours ago link

One year ago, EVERYBODY was a bond "bear", predicting a long string of rate hikes that would bring Fed Funds up to 4.50%.

They were ALL wrong. VERY wrong.

They are probably just as wrong now that they are bond "bulls".

Greenspazm , 1 hour ago link

No, if you use kimble charting technical analysis you will get very rich.

Bam_Man , 1 hour ago link

Undoubtedly.

[Jun 09, 2019] What is so rare as a fake news day in June by Frank Scott

US for sure deserves better politicians and better media. but any change involved dismantling the yoke of financial oligarchy and MIC. As such it will be violently opposed. It is sad when the great nation (and the USA is a great nation) presents itself to the world as a sick joke.
Jun 07, 2019 | dissidentvoice.org
While the continued mental assault on what is left of public consciousness still features the idiot fiction of Russiagate, or how the evil Putin arranged to trash our great American democracy and defeat holy mother Hillary on behalf of cursed father Donald, the month of June offered not one but two major fictional treatments of historic reality to further reduce innocent minds to enslaved mentalities.

The fables of D-Day, celebrated every year in glorification of a war actually won by the Soviet Union but taught as America's gift to the global marketplace, and the unholy terror alleged by evil China in the infamous Tiananmen uprising treated here as a story worthy of creation by Disney, Spielberg, Mother Goose and Ronald Reagan combined.

[Jun 09, 2019] The Arrival of the Anti-Christ, Delayed by Israel Shamir

Jun 09, 2019 | www.unz.com

If the Jews have designs for world dominance, their plans had suffered a setback due to the petty rivalry of Israeli politicians. Now this minor setback threatens to upset the whole master plan. For the want of a nail the kingdom is lost. A small mistake can have great consequences; so said Eugene Scribe of a glass of water that it had ended too long a war.

'The minor setback' was the failure of Bibi Netanyahu to form his new government after successful election campaign. 'The great consequences' are the collapse of the ambitious Kushner/Trump's Deal of the Century. Russia's alliance with Israel looks less certain; and beyond that, the coronation of Messiah, the Jewish king and the world's foremost spiritual authority seems to be postponed indefinitely. Like in domino effect, these plans began to fail, one after another.

[Jun 09, 2019] Mueller's BullSt Press Conference Reveals His Dishonesty

"This whole thing would be a farce if it wasn't so serious" good sum up by Newt Gingrich
Jun 09, 2019 | www.youtube.com

vince kelly , 4 days ago

Is that the same Mueller who lied to congress that Iraqi had WMD'S ?

dad moditch , 1 week ago

After investigating Robert Mueller and although there is no evidence to convict or indict. It has become apparent that without concert evidence it is possible that Mueller may have committed crimes against humanity. It is also possible that further investigation may reveal that he is a Russian spy.

[Jun 09, 2019] The picture that captured the essence of Biden campaign

Jun 08, 2019 | unz.com

[Jun 08, 2019] Uses and Abuses of Tarps

Jun 08, 2019 | crookedtimber.org

The Soviets, eager to show that the camps are actually rather nice if you think about it sent Maxim Gorky to investigate. He was newly-returned to the Soviet Union and probably disinclined to rock the boat which currently supplied him with some vast apartment and a dacha (irrelevantly, haven't we all sort of wanted a dacha? They sound great. Perhaps Trump will get one eventually.)

[In summer 1929] The rumor reached Solovki before Gorky himself -- and the prisoner's hearts beat faster and the guards hustled and bustled. One has to know prisoners in order to imagine their anticipation! The falcon, the stormy petrel was about, to swoop down on the nest of injustice, violence, and secrecy. The leading Russian writer! He will give them hell! He will show them! He, the father, will defend! They awaited his coming almost as a universal amnesty.

The chiefs were alarmed, too; as much as possible they hid the monstrosities and polished things up for show. and they set up a "boulevard" of fir trees without roots, which were simply pushed down into the ground (they only had to last a few days without withering.) It led to the Children's Colony

Only in Kem was there an oversight. On Popov Island the steamer Gleb Boky was being loaded by prisoners in underwear and sacks when Gorky's retinue appeared out of nowhere to embark on that steamer! You inventors and thinkers! Here is a worthy problem for you given that, as the saying goes, every wise man has enough of the fool in him: a barren island, not one bush, no possible cover -- and right there, at a distance of 300 yards, Gorky's retinue has shown up. Your solution? Where can this disgraceful spectacle -- these men dressed in sacks -- be hidden? The entire journey of the great Humanist will have been for naught if he sees them now. Well, of course, he will try hard not to notice them, but help him! Drown them in the sea? They will wail and flounder. Bury them in the earth? There's no time. No, only a worthy son of the Archipelago could find a way out of this one. The work assigner ordered, "Stop work! Close ranks! Still closer! Sit down on the ground! Sit still!" And a tarpaulin was thrown over them. "Anyone who moves will be shot!"


oldster 05.31.19 at 11:26 am (no link)

Fascinating stuff, Belle. Makes me wonder whether I speak from above or below the tarp.

But who is the author of the long quotation?

Aardvark Cheeselog 05.31.19 at 1:06 pm ( 2 )
@1 I'm pretty sure that passage is from volume 1 of Gulag Archipelago .

Yep, see here , p65.

SusanC 06.01.19 at 11:26 am (no link)
It would seem that the current US wouldn't bother with the tarp, in most cases .e.g. We all know about GITMO.
dilbert dogbert 05.31.19 at 6:34 pm (no link)
I shared this with the US Border Patrol. They needed advice on how to use tarps when reporters, congress critters and mr rump visits the kids cages.
The US Navy uses tarps very effectively.

[Jun 08, 2019] Fake Donald Trump quoptation led to Bette Midler and Great President feud by César Chelala

Notable quotes:
"... "If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific." ..."
"... "I apologize; turns out to be a fake from way back in '15-16. Don't know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!" ..."
"... "was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make 'your great president' look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!" ..."
Jun 08, 2019 | www.informationclearinghouse.info

... ... ...

... The latest tweets reveal a feud between actress Bette Midler and him.

The origin of the feud is a quote that she attributed to him and that she shared with her 1.53 million Twitter followers that said,

"If I were to run, I'd run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific."

After Midler shared the quote it was proved to be a fake. When she realized her mistake, Midler tweeted,

"I apologize; turns out to be a fake from way back in '15-16. Don't know how I missed it, but it sounds SO much like him that I believed it was true!"

Trump responded with characteristic acerbity. He called Midler a "washed-up psycho" who

"was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make 'your great president' look really bad. She got caught, just like the Fake News Media gets caught. A sick scammer!"

The reader cannot fail to have read the words in the paragraph before 'your great president,' as if Trump was referring to another person, not to himself. Anybody else in a similar situation would have written, " in order to make me look bad." Not Donald Trump...

[Jun 08, 2019] Trump has spent more time at the Wailing Wall than on our southern border.

Jun 08, 2019 | www.unz.com

Ace , says: June 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm GMT

@Tired of Not Winning

... As a wag on ZeroHedge observed, Trump has spent more time at the Wailing Wall than on our southern border.

And while every month 100,000 invaders are released into the interior of the US.

[Jun 07, 2019] US 7th Fleet Cruiser Ignores Rules At Sea - Nearly Collides With Russian Destroyer

From Moon of Alabama comments: "Somehow I do not believe the Ruskies allow idiots to con their warships...but about the US navy, well..." ... "In the larger sense, both the captains were behaving irresponsibly if they were not under orders to manufacture this sort of thing." ... "Ultimately, these games of chicken have been going on since, at least, the cold war."
"why hasn't the Navy made any mention beyond saying it was in the process of recovering it's helo, which was clearly in a stand-off position filming the entire event" ... "Given that the USS Chancellorsville is part of a carrier group as the Russian version says, and the fact that the US constantly lies... most likely the Russian version is what happened. The US ship broke of the carrier group which was travelling parallel and turned onto a collision course with the Russian ship."
This is most likely why the US ship turned to intercept the Russian anti submarine ship.
Jun 07, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Michael Weddington , Jun 7, 2019 11:46:11 AM | 10

The US is an exceptional country and takes exception to the law of the sea.

John Smith , Jun 7, 2019 11:47:50 AM | 11

Posted by: Michael Weddington | Jun 7, 2019 11:46:11 AM | 10

The US is an exceptional country and takes exception to the law of the sea.
---------------------

The law of the sea only?

b4real | Jun 7, 2019 8:23:41 PM | 84

OK, I'll post it then....


This is the transcript of a radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations 10-10-95.

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States' Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that YOU change your course 15 degrees north, that's one five degrees north, or countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.


b4real

[Jun 06, 2019] Why the NYT presstitute regrets about "mistakes made and in the best imitation of Orwell 1984 memory holed his previous writings about Gina Haspel deception of Trump

Notable quotes:
"... Barnes might as well have a tattoo saying "I'll write anything if the price is right". ..."
"... I suppose people whose jobs consist of slightly re-writing Deep State dictation don't have to be especially clever. ..."
"... A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened.[1][2] The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potentially embarrassing historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete and undetectable. ..."
Jun 06, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Harry Law , Jun 6, 2019 10:36:53 AM | 17

"I made a significant error in my April 16 profile of Gina Haspel. It took a while to figure out where I went wrong".

It was only when I found the horses head next to me in bed when I woke up, that I realized what a stupid mistake I had made.

Zachary Smith , Jun 6, 2019 12:01:15 PM | 25
@ Jay | Jun 6, 2019 8:37:49 AM @8
So Julian Barnes is a well established liar.

I'm glad I checked to see if anyone had mentioned this hack's article about Russia restarting nuclear testing. Using his name as one search item I tried a number of current issues. Like the fellows at local intersections holding up signs "will work for money", Barnes might as well have a tattoo saying "I'll write anything if the price is right".

That it took so long to come up with a half-assed "explanation" shows he's not the brightest bulb in the lamp. I suppose people whose jobs consist of slightly re-writing Deep State dictation don't have to be especially clever.

goldhoarder , Jun 6, 2019 12:44:22 PM | 28
Julian Barnes is like Winston Smith without the intellectual curiosity. He quote happily goes about his work. lol. What is the matter with you people? You are supposed to embrace the new narrative!

From wikidpeida...

A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened.[1][2] The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potentially embarrassing historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete and undetectable.

bjd , Jun 6, 2019 1:32:38 PM | 32
Julian E. Barnes' humble confession (a self-incrimination) sounds like one made in a Gulag.
Ort , Jun 6, 2019 3:10:53 PM | 39
This is clearly a case of closing the Barnes door after the ducks have bolted.

[Jun 05, 2019] The USA claiming that Iran and its central bank use deceptive financial practices is akin to Stalin telling Mao to be nicer to his citizens.

Notable quotes:
"... Pot kettle black. No nation will ever be sovereign until the International Banking Tyrants and their relatives to the third cousin receive a very public guillotine haircut. ..."
Jun 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

JohnnyAmerica , 1 hour ago link

"Iran and its central bank use deceptive financial practices and haven't implemented minimum global safeguards against money laundering and terrorism financing, according to Bloomberg." This is akin to Stalin telling Mao to be nicer to his citizens.

Pot kettle black. No nation will ever be sovereign until the International Banking Tyrants and their relatives to the third cousin receive a very public guillotine haircut.

[Jun 05, 2019] If the country was run by shoe shine boys

Jun 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

besnook , 1 hour ago link

if the country was run by shoe shine boys there would be shoe shine palaces on every corner and a law requiring everyone to get a shoeshine 3 times/day.

the usa is run by banksters. you get the result described.

[Jun 02, 2019] GOP Targets Comey And Brennan As Investigations Heat Up -

Jun 02, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Volga German , 24 minutes ago

How do I volunteer to be a member of the firing squad...anyone????

whatafmess , 23 minutes ago

firing squad is too civilized for those two, should go medieval on them...

Volga German , 18 minutes ago

But I'm too old to wield a headsman's axe!

[Jun 02, 2019] Which reality show is the best

Jun 02, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

ben , Jun 2, 2019 8:03:39 PM | 34

P.S. The reality "show" of impeachment hearings, is the only vehicle that can counter the reality "show" that is the DJT regime...

[Jun 02, 2019] The Trump administration wants to discourage all those nasty foreigners who want to spend their vacation or education money in the United States

Jun 02, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Zachary Smith , Jun 2, 2019 3:50:32 PM | 9

We have a fair number of RNC trolls here, and it'll be interesting if they embrace this one. More likely they'll hunker down and pretend it's not happening.

The Trumpies have already had some success in other areas:

Sharp drop in international student visas worries some US colleges by Parija Kavilanz @CNNMoney March 14, 2018: 10:16 AM ET

[Jun 02, 2019] The reality of being a stable genius

Jun 02, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Zachary Smith , Jun 2, 2019 4:24:21 PM | 16

Headline

Trump denies calling Meghan Markle 'nasty' despite comments being recorded

Perhaps one of the Trump groupies will explain this aspect of being a Stable Genius.

NemesisCalling , Jun 2, 2019 7:04:39 PM | 25

@ zachary 16

C'mon, we all know that Trump is perfectly capable of making those kinds of remarks even without being goaded into them.

In this case, Markle made suggestions during Trump's run in 2016 that he was misogynistic and divisive. And Trump always repays those remarks by giving people the whatfor. It's a nothing-burger but of course the MSM is going to take the Royals side, a bleeding Monarchy, over a duly-elected President.

Typical of them, but let's play up to snuff around here and disregard this kind of "throw anything at the guy and see if it sticks" stuff.

I don't even know why I got roped into commenting on this.

[May 31, 2019] US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as 'molecules of freedom'...and this is in The Guardian and not The Onion

Highly recommended!
This is similar to renaming "French fries" to "freedom fries" after 9/11. You can't overestimate stupidity of government bureaucrats. They now exceeded the USSR level.
May 31, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Victor , May 30, 2019 3:12:19 PM | 10

US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as 'molecules of freedom'...and this is in The Guardian and not The Onion:

https://tinyurl.com/y5uyb28ghttps://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/open-thread-2019-30.html?cid=6a00d8341c640e53ef0240a48ab852200d#c6a00d8341c640e53ef0240a48ab852200d

[May 31, 2019] Satire is no longer possible with the US neoliberal MSM constantly moving uyp the upper limits of stupidity

May 31, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

NUGGETS FROM THE STUPIDITY MINE.

A Beluga whale that hangs around people ; exactly the behaviour you'd expect from one of Putin's spy whales ! The NYT, welded to the lie, opines that Barr's inquiry might expose a "person close to Mr. Putin" . Oops!

NYT, you just did (shows that they don't even read the handouts they re-type). English needs a new vocabulary for the concept of "stupid".

[May 31, 2019] A> lifetime smoking opium might well be more rewarding than a lifetime smoking hopium

Notable quotes:
"... but how many opportunities to prosecute treasonous activity have we seen come and go over the years and decades without delivering even a semblance of accountability? ..."
May 31, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

john , May 31, 2019 6:01:58 AM | 60

even though we've pretty much established that the cia is running the show, i share this link with some reluctance. by default i just don't trust any of these people, though in this case it is very clear that these treasonous crimes against the State have indeed been committed (yes, Circe, they have).

but how many opportunities to prosecute treasonous activity have we seen come and go over the years and decades without delivering even a semblance of accountability?

a lifetime smoking opium might well be more rewarding than a lifetime smoking hopium.

[May 31, 2019] The "Deal of the Century" in one picture

May 31, 2019 | www.unz.com

Franklin Ryckaert says: May 31, 2019 at 7:39 pm GMT

The "Deal of the Century" in one picture :

I.e. Jews negotiating with Jews negotiating with Jews negotiating with Jews about peace with the Palestinians who have not been invited. Will work !

[May 31, 2019] Using Mueller own logic we can state that R>obert Mueller is a pedophile

Same logic as in Mueller blabbing ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... We can't prove it false, so it must be true. ..."
May 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org
JoeG , May 30, 2019 2:56:46 PM | 8

Robert Mueller is a pedophile

We can't prove it false, so it must be true.

[May 30, 2019] Mueller is like sending a kid to the store to buy Lifesavers

DemoRats are so dumb, so bent on fueling neo-McCarthyism hysteria, so servile to their Deep State masters (and Wall Street financial oligarchy) that they've once again given Trump enough room to tell the truth. His May 29, 2019 tweet was on the money: "Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you"
May 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

bSirius , May 29, 2019 6:03:11 PM | 4

Mueller is like sending a kid to the store to buy Lifesavers. He spends forty million dollars and comes home with no Lifesavers.

[May 30, 2019] Here is a clip from the speaker of the U.K. House of Commons (a Tory) which sugget how the world views Trump and the the USA as a whole

May 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mark2 , May 30, 2019 4:40:05 AM | 2

Trump is just a bloody clown and maybe the American people deserve hold.
The American people are 'exceptional' in there delusional degenerate greed.
Here is a clip from the speaker of the U.K. House of Commons (a Tory)

This is what the world think of you and him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP0c6smM_NM

[May 30, 2019] British political historian and thinker Lord Acton summed up Russiagate the best; namely "never underestimate the influence of stupidity on history

May 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

GeorgeV , May 29, 2019 5:24:48 PM | 9

After reading numerous articles on "Russia gate," the 2016 presidential election and the rise of Generalissimo Bone Spur and President Chief Kaiser to the US presidency, Donald Trump, the 19th century British political historian and thinker Lord Acton summed it all up best; namely "never underestimate the influence of stupidity on history." What else is there to say?

[May 30, 2019] A new variation of the classic theme "pot calling kettle black"

May 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Don Bacon , May 30, 2019 2:18:06 PM | 118

The US has been demanding UN-supervised elections in Syria. I think Syria should return the favor and demand UN-supervised elections in the US.

[May 29, 2019] Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied

May 29, 2019 | news.sky.com

GCHQ has dismissed fresh allegations that it spied on Donald Trump's presidential campaign - describing the claims as "utterly ridiculous".

Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst, has accused the British intelligence agency of helping Barack Obama by spying on the billionaire businessman during the 2016 race.

The US president tweeted about the rumours on Wednesday after they were highlighted in a report on the right-wing One America News Network.

Mr Trump wrote: "'Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson accuses United Kingdom Intelligence of helping Obama Administration Spy on the 2016 Trump Presidential Campaign.' @OANN WOW!

"It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!"

[May 29, 2019] America will never be safe

May 29, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

beenlauding , 1 minute ago link

America will never be safe as long as 12 genius Slavs are able to subvert our entire election with $100 of ad phishing!!!

[May 29, 2019] Different levels of delusions. Same imperial mindset of Trump and Pompeo: US Threatens Europe With Loss Of Access To US Financial System

May 29, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

HRClinton , 1 hour ago link

The issue isn't just SWIFT. It's "access to US markets".

Sayanim Pompeo is threatening them with the nuclear option: Financial MAD.

Bibbi doesn't mind.

Savvy , 1 hour ago link

Trump seems to think he's CEO of the planet and all the countries are just different departments of his corporation. Doesn't work like that Donny.

HRClinton , 1 hour ago link

It's worse than that. Thump thinks that Bibi is Chairman of the Board, and Adelson is a Senior Board Member of a small (((Board))).

[May 28, 2019] Compare two similar sentences

May 28, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

alamac , 25 minutes ago link

"Comey Slams Trump's FBI Probe: 'There Was No Coup, These Are Lies, Dumb Lies'"

"Comey Slams Trump's FBI Probe: 'Please, No, I'd Look Terrible in an Orange Jumpsuit'"

[May 24, 2019] Deal with longstanding issues like government favoritism toward local companies

May 24, 2019 | theregister.co.uk

How is it that that can be a point of contention ? Name me one country in this world that doesn't favor local companies.

These people company representatives who are complaining about local favoritism would be howling like wolves if Huawei was given favor in the US over any one of them.

I'm not saying that there are no reasons to be unhappy about business with China, but that is not one of them. 6 0 Reply


A.P. Veening , 1 day

Re: "deal with longstanding issues like government favoritism toward local companies"

Name me one country in this world that doesn't favor local companies.

I'll give you two: Liechtenstein and Vatican City, though admittedly neither has a lot of local companies.

STOP_FORTH , 1 day
Re: "deal with longstanding issues like government favoritism toward local companies"

Doesn't Liechtenstein make most of the dentures in the EU. Try taking a bite out of that market.

Kabukiwookie , 1 day
Re: "deal with longstanding issues like government favoritism toward local companies"

How can you leave Andorra out of that list?

A.P. Veening , 14 hrs
Re: "deal with longstanding issues like government favoritism toward local companies"

While you are at it, how can you leave Monaco and San Marino out of that list?

[May 24, 2019] Trump grasp of history relating to trade wars can probably be measured on a pinhead

May 24, 2019 | theregister.co.uk

Rich 11 , 1 day

Re: Airbus & China
a pinhead

That's overly generous.

Michael H.F. Wilkinson , 1 day
Re: Airbus & China

Pin head ? The other end of the pin would be ample space

Michael H.F. Wilkinson
Re: Airbus & China

"Just trade wars?"

Well to be fair to him (sarcasm off), he was aware enough of the Vietnam war to avoid going there on 5 occasions

[May 24, 2019] Huawei equipment can't be trusted? As distinct from Cisco which we already have backdoored :]

May 24, 2019 | theregister.co.uk

" The Trump administration, backed by US cyber defense experts, believes that Huawei equipment can't be trusted " .. as distinct from Cisco which we already have backdoored :]

Sir Runcible Spoon
Re: Huawei equipment can't be trusted?

Didn't someone once say "I don't trust anyone who can't be bribed"?

Not sure why that popped into my head.

[May 24, 2019] The USA isn't annoyed at Huawei spying, they are annoyed that Huawei isn't spying for them

May 24, 2019 | theregister.co.uk

Pick your poison

The USA isn't annoyed at Huawei spying, they are annoyed that Huawei isn't spying for them . If you don't use Huawei who would you use instead? Cisco? Yes, just open up and let the NSA ream your ports. Oooo, filthy.

If you don't know the chip design, can't verify the construction, don't know the code and can't verify the deployment to the hardware; you are already owned.

The only question is, but which state actor; China, USA, Israel, UK.....? Anonymous Coward

[May 22, 2019] An interesting metaphor for Domand Trump foreign policy

May 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

Provoking a disastrous worldwide confrontation with mighty China by seizing and imprisoning one of its leading technology executives reminds me of a comment I made several years ago about America's behavior under the rule of its current political elites:

Or to apply a far harsher biological metaphor, consider a poor canine infected with the rabies virus. The virus may have no brain and its body-weight is probably less than one-millionth that of the host, but once it has seized control of the central nervous system, the animal, big brain and all, becomes a helpless puppet.

Once friendly Fido runs around foaming at the mouth, barking at the sky, and trying to bite all the other animals it can reach. Its friends and relatives are saddened by its plight but stay well clear, hoping to avoid infection before the inevitable happens, and poor Fido finally collapses dead in a heap.

[May 22, 2019] War with Iran could send oil prices to $250 per barrel

May 22, 2019 | www.rt.com

We should actually be a bit grateful to Prince Mohammed since without him America would clearly have the most insane government anywhere in the world. As it stands, we're merely tied for first.

[May 22, 2019] Two different types of zombie voters

May 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

monty42 , 44 minutes ago link

"Just need Trump re-elected, then he can really stick it to the so-called deep state." R zombie voter.

"Obama's going to close Guantanamo, just needs a second term to get everything done." D zombie voter.

[May 22, 2019] Facts and fiction :-)

May 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Gold Banit , 40 minutes ago link

Bend over you American sheep (people) and smile as your Masters (politicians) are going to **** you up the *** again...Fact

I hope I am wrong but nobody will get charged or go to jail, both parties are joined at the hip and are above the law....Fact

Welcome to America, the home of the dumb naive brainwashed and just ******* stupid....Fact

The USA!

The USA Is The Most Corrupt Lying Nation On The Planet....Fact

Hillary Clinton will never be charged and will never go to jail...Fact

The USA was behind 911....Fact

The USA did not land a man on the Moon....Fact

Half of the USA can't read...Fact

Half of the USA is dumb naive brainwashed and stupid....Fact

Half of the USA still think that Russians voted in the 2016 election...Fact

Half of the USA think that Hillary Clinton is their President...Fact

Half of the USA can't find USA on a map...Fact

The USA has the most fat ugly people on the planet.....Fact

[May 22, 2019] Hang the traitors! Wait...

May 22, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

CaptainMoonlight , 41 minutes ago link

Hang those traitors before the People do.

monty42 , 31 minutes ago link

Problem is, you can't expect traitors to hang traitors.

[May 22, 2019] He who laughs last, laughs best: comment on the recently revealed inaptitude of Mayberry Machiavellians Brennan, Coney, Strzok and McCabe

Notable quotes:
"... If the pompous proclamations and inevitable ineptitude of these bozos leave you unsure whether to laugh, cry, or emigrate, why not laugh? ..."
May 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

onebornfree , says: • Website May 22, 2019 at 4:03 pm GMT

@onebornfree "They get us into wars and never get us out. They get us into debt and never get us out. They want to run your life, but couldn't run a lemonade stand."

And they laugh at us?

They're the establishment, the powers that be–call them what you will. Guided by the unshakeable belief that they're entitled to rule, they've made a holy mess of America and the world. Their Ivy League credentials only confirm that degrees are often bestowed on idiots.

In the Kingdom of Lies, ruled by the Arrogant and the Absurd, truth is an enemy. So are satire and humor. If the pompous proclamations and inevitable ineptitude of these bozos leave you unsure whether to laugh, cry, or emigrate, why not laugh? .":

You Should Be Laughing At Them!:

https://straightlinelogic.com/2019/05/15/you-should-be-laughing-at-them-58/

Regards, onebornfree

[May 21, 2019] "The intelligence community." Some community!

In a sense the "intelligence community" is an institualized mafia conducting illegal operation in foreign states (and recently in the home state too). So the difference in methods is superficial, but the intelligence community is much better armed, financed and protected :-).
May 21, 2019 | www.unz.com
mike k , says: May 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm GMT
@ABC 123 You got that dead right ABC 123. The evil group in the shadows that really runs the government is called "the intelligence community." Some community! More like a giant Mafia.

[May 20, 2019] So we went from Russia meddling to China meddling? Really? Is that the new normal in Politics campaigning strategy nowadays?

The idea is simple: If we do not like the country we automatically assume it is meddling in our elections ;-)
May 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

BitchesBetterRecognize , 28 minutes ago link

So we went from Russia meddling to China meddling? Really? Is that the new normal in Politics campaigning strategy nowadays?

what's next: Iran meddling? Turkey Meddling? Venezuelan Meddling?

[May 18, 2019] Excuse the interruption. John Bolton has been shot!!!

May 18, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

dh , May 18, 2019 12:06:33 AM | link

Excuse the interruption. John Bolton has been shot!!!

"WASHINGTON -- Bursting through the Congressional chamber doors while moaning and clutching his shoulder, John Bolton reportedly stumbled into the Capitol building Friday claiming that he'd been shot by Iran."

https://politics.theonion.com/bleeding-john-bolton-stumbles-into-capitol-building-cla-1834847900

[May 18, 2019] Miracles of adaptation

May 18, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

VietnamVet , 16 May 2019 at 03:33 PM

...China's retail sales are now greater than America's. Since the US declared an economic war, GM will have to drop Buick and Cadillac brands and market their cars in China as Chinese. But "Face" likely will make that ploy unsuccessful.

[May 17, 2019] Nothing goes together better then an attorney general badge and a used crack pipe

May 17, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

A used crack pipe, two DC driver's licenses, multiple credit cards, a Delaware Attorney General badge and a US Secret Service business card belonging to Hunter Biden were found in a rental car returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night, days before the 2016 presidential election, according to Breitbart , which obtained an exclusive copy of the police report.

[May 17, 2019] The level of trust to the top USA diplomats is reverse proportional to their weight in pounts

From comments: "The US gov is truth incapable. They have not earned any trust whatever. They are now so rotten that the truth becomes a lie in their mouth."
May 17, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Originally from: What Putin And Pompeo Did Not Talk About

chunga , 2 hours ago link

Reading this makes me think US diplomats are most favorably measured by the pound.

[May 17, 2019] Lavrov to Pompeo: And what's the US doing in the Eastern Hemisphere

May 17, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

That brings to mind the recent Arctic Council summit. Both Lavrov and Pompeo were there. Here's a significant exchange:

Lavrov: I believe you don't represent the South American region, do you?

Pompeo: We represent the entire hemisphere.

Lavrov: Oh, the hemisphere. Then what's the US doing in the Eastern Hemisphere, in Ukraine, for instance?

There was no response from Pompeo.

[May 16, 2019] The serfs have to love those Russiagate lies, which are a moke scree design to hide sliding standard of living, prevalence of Mcjobs and falling wages

May 16, 2019 | www.unz.com

Endgame Napoleon , says: May 16, 2019 at 4:56 am GMT

The best sentence was the one expressing the Establishment's collective faux shock that anything other than Russian spybots could be responsible for the serfs' rejection of the "two centrist parties" that have sponged up lobbyist money for 3 decades, cashing in on the globalist-Neoliberal economy, as rents rose and wages fell. The serfs have to love that. How could they not embrace it? Only spybots beaming up doom-and-gloom messages from halfway around the globe could persuade the thick-headed serfs that the part-time / churn / gig economy is anything but nirvana.

[May 16, 2019] Why not make British Parliament into a Holocaust Memorial by Gilad Atzmon

May 08, 2019 | www.unz.com

Five British Prime Ministers, some of them renowned war criminals, united yesterday in a call to build a Holocaust Memorial in proximity to Parliament .

"A sacred, national mission," is how Theresa May described the idea and for once, I totally agree with this tragic, sad woman.

I would take it further: don't just build a holocaust shrine in Westminster, make our parliament into a Holocaust monument. We don't really need a House of Commons; as things stand, we better get direct orders from our true rulers in Tel Aviv.

[May 16, 2019] Green military: Warren propose zero emission bomber refueling facilities and putting solar panels on every tank that will attack Iran

Notable quotes:
"... It starts with an ambitious goal: consistent with the objectives of the Green New Deal, the Pentagon should achieve net zero carbon emissions for all its non-combat bases and infrastructure by 2030 ..."
May 16, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Warren:

"Our military can help lead the fight in combating climate change" [Elizabeth Warren, Medium ]. "In short, climate change is real, it is worsening by the day, and it is undermining our military readiness. And instead of meeting this threat head-on, Washington is ignoring it  --  and making it worse .

That's why today I am introducing my Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act to harden the U.S. military against the threat posed by climate change, and to leverage its huge energy footprint as part of our climate solution.

It starts with an ambitious goal: consistent with the objectives of the Green New Deal, the Pentagon should achieve net zero carbon emissions for all its non-combat bases and infrastructure by 2030 ..

[May 16, 2019] What motive would they possibly have, these enormous corporate media conglomerates to disinform the Western masses, or to manufacture an official narrative that allows them to systematically eliminate any type of speech they deem to be Russian disinformation, or extremist content, or a conspiracy theory, or simply too dangerous, divisive, or confusing to circulate among the general public?

May 16, 2019 | www.unz.com

The Disinformationists, by C.J. Hopkins - The Unz Review

...what motive would they possibly have, these enormous corporate media conglomerates, and the transnational corporations that own them, and these intelligence agencies, and their fronts and cutouts, and corporate lobbyists and PR firms, and councils, and think tanks, and research institutes, to disinform the Western masses, or to manufacture an official narrative that allows them to systematically stigmatize, marginalize, criminalize, deplatform, demonetize, and otherwise eliminate any type of speech they deem to be "Russian disinformation," or "extremist content," or a "conspiracy theory," or simply too "dangerous," "divisive," or "confusing" to circulate among the general public?

No see? That makes no sense. That's just an example of the type of fascist disinformation these Putin-Nazi disinformationists are trying to spread to confuse us to the point where we can't even concentrate long enough to think anymore, or parse the meaningless jargon-laden nonsense they're trying to deceive us with, and just devolve into these Pavlovian imbeciles conditioned to respond to specific trigger words, like "extremist," "terrorist," "fascist," "populist," "anti-Semitic," "Russians," "hackers," and whatever other emotional stimuli we are being trained to instantly recognize and robotically react to like circus animals.

Or I don't know, maybe it isn't. I'm not even sure what I'm trying to say. Probably they've already got to me. I'd better get back down into my anti-disinformation bunker, pull up The Guardian , or The Washington Post , or Der Spiegel on my child-proof computer, and immerse myself in some objective journalism, before the Putin-Nazi spywhale makes its way up the Landwehrkanal, takes control of what's left of my mind, and forces me into going out and trying to vote for Hitler or something.

I recommend you do the same, and I'll see you when this nightmare over.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[May 15, 2019] The Australien Government has made an ad about Preferential Voting, and it s surprisingly honest and informative.

Highly recommended!
Nice, really informative video ;-). Please please please, watch this video.
Fantastic video for understanding how two party system works
May 14, 2019 | twitter.com


jacob, 20h 20 hours ago

Gotta love their use of that "Mad Max: Fury Road" shot when they were talking about climate emergency Lol

James W. 20h 20 hours ago

It's an exceptional touch.

BuniculaTv 20h 20 hours ago

This perfectly explains the US voting system as well.

Jay Davies ‏ 24h 24 hours ago

Us Americans need this video shown on billboards across the country.

[May 15, 2019] It looks like the crack epidemic in the USA is worse than I thought

May 15, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Fran Macadam , May 13, 2019 at 9:14 pm

"Trump is the new Messiah, and that the 'J' in his name stands for Jesus. Blasphemy, of course, but don't let that stop you. Gotta 'own the libs'."

The crack epidemic is worse than I thought. When you make this stuff up, you then actually imagine someone you hate said it

[May 15, 2019] An organization that reports undesirable speech to law enforcement is worried about the undermining of democracy. Got it.

May 15, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Not Henry Kissinger on Mon, 05/13/2019 - 2:57am

Love the projection...

Advance Democracy, recently flagged a number of suspicious websites and social media accounts to law enforcement authorities. "It is to constantly divide, increase distrust and undermine our faith in institutions and democracy itself.

An organization that reports undesirable speech to law enforcement is worried about the undermining of democracy. Got it.

[May 15, 2019] They can't even say it

May 15, 2019 | twitter.com

gjohnsit on Sun, 05/12/2019 - 5:46pm

The Hill forgot Tulsi again

It's #IgnoreTulsiTime again. @thehill pic.twitter.com/rVe306gXxx

-- K. Rosef (@kayrosef) May 10, 2019

they can't even say it

CBS News (2/4/19) briefly interviewed Honolulu Civil Beats reporter Nick Grube regarding Gabbard's campaign announcement. The anchors had clearly never encountered the term anti-interventionism before, struggling to even pronounce the word, then laughing and saying it "doesn't roll off the tongue."

[May 14, 2019] Trump and Air Strip 1 dwellers in Orwell 1984

May 14, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Deep Snorkeler , 21 minutes ago link

Donald Trump's World

A man of empty sensationalism, devoid of real experience, uneducated, insulated and deeply shallow.

[May 13, 2019] Barr Appoints Durham To Investigate FBI-DOJ Spying On Trump

May 13, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

847328_3527 , 27 minutes ago link

Feinstein is looking for Durham's high school yearbook as we speak....

SenatorBlutarsky , 10 minutes ago link

+1!

[May 13, 2019] Joe Biden looks like a parking ticket who somehow became a human

Jimmy Dore is an outstanding stand-up comedian, political commentator, host of "The Jimmy Dore Show" available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M7...) and as a podcast available on iTunes.
Notable quotes:
"... Biden must be high from all of that hairspray he's been sniffing. Lol ..."
"... Can't wait to see the blue MAMA hats... ..."
May 07, 2019 | www.youtube.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ukGmVFr4k

The Jimmy Dore Show

Published on May 7, 2019


kultan2000 , 2 hours ago

Biden must be high from all of that hairspray he's been sniffing. Lol

Che e , 2 hours ago

Biden should just challenge Trump in the Republican primary.

Edward Kim , 2 hours ago

Can't wait to see the blue MAMA hats...

tnskyhawk , 2 hours ago

Make America Let Me Sniff Her Hair Again

[May 13, 2019] I can see Trump's 2020 re-election message now

May 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

The scalpel , says: Website May 10, 2019 at 11:10 pm GMT

I can see Trump's re-election message now. Never mind what a yuge dissapointment I am to you who elected me. Re-elect me so the investigations continue!

Lol. Would it be worth it?

Digital Samizdat , says: May 10, 2019 at 11:39 pm GMT
@The scalpel If it's Joe Biden he ends up running against, I'd say: yeah, it's worth it.
Ralph B. Seymour , says: May 12, 2019 at 5:32 am GMT
@Priss Factor Trump is completely kosher, surrounded by Jews (including super Jew Jared).
Is Trump part of the Jew World Order?

[May 12, 2019] Is rabid warmonger, neocon chickenhawk Bolton a swinger? That s a mental picture that s deeply disturbing yet funny at the same time

Highly recommended!
In this case he looks like Bill Clinton impersonalization ;-) That's probably how Adelson controls Bolton ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... Larry Flint had offered a Million dollars to anyone who had proof of republican sexual exploits. He was quickly fingered by someone who attended those clubs. He was forced to accept a temporary position and quietly resigned after a few months so as to avoid facing questions. ..."
May 12, 2019 | www.unz.com

FB , says: Website May 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm GMT

@J. Gutierrez Thanks for putting together this commentary J

Bolton a swinger ? LOL that's a mental picture that's deeply disturbing yet funny at the same time

J. Gutierrez , says: May 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm GMT

@FB Yeah brother, that POS was called out during his confirmation hearings during baby Bush's presidency. Larry Flint had offered a Million dollars to anyone who had proof of republican sexual exploits. He was quickly fingered by someone who attended those clubs. He was forced to accept a temporary position and quietly resigned after a few months so as to avoid facing questions.

Someone said they saw him proposition a teenage girl outside one of the swinger clubs he frequented.

Glad you enjoyed the piece take care brother.

[May 12, 2019] Dancing Israelis FOIA Photos REVEALED!!! - YouTube

May 12, 2019 | www.youtube.com

Lieutenant Starbuck 21 hours ago 19 dancing Israeli's dislike the video so far.

[May 12, 2019] The bad thing about Trump is Trump's appointments. The good thing is that they don't last very long.

May 12, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Bob In Portland on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:38am

The bad thing about Trump is Trump's appointments.

The good thing is that they don't last very long.

[May 09, 2019] About Mueller refusal to exonarate Trump: I have land for sale, I can't prove I own it.

Mueller is just a petty fixer for the Establishment. Barr is much higher caliber figure.
May 09, 2019 | www.youtube.com
Dean Tait 3 weeks ago

Saying I can't exonerate is like saying, I can't promise nothing ever improper was ever done in political campaigns. 🤣😂🤣 I have land for sale, I can't prove I own it....

[May 09, 2019] In the current atmosphere of anti-Russian hysteria, merely passing the salt to a Russian guest at a dinner party makes you "an unregistered foreign agent" of Russia bent on implementing Putin's evil plans

May 09, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

walrus -> catherine... , 03 May 2019 at 04:37 PM

Catherine, in current PC thinking, merely passing the salt to a Russian guest at a dinner party makes you "an unregistered foreign agent" of Russia bent on implementing Putin's evil plans.

As for certifying real estate deals, the same crowd would view buying someone a MacDonalds hamburger as attempted bribery.

[May 09, 2019] Trump DID commit obstruction of justice... he refused to force HIS Dept of Justice to indict Hillary, Comey, Brennan and Clapper

Highly recommended!
Apr 19, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

loveyajimbo , 3 hours ago link

Trump DID commit obstruction of justice... he refused to force HIS Dept of Justice to indict Hillary, Comey, Brennan and Clapper for their obvious major felonies.

And YES... he could have.

[May 09, 2019] Another face of austerity, or Trump and his mistreses

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Why is American society so austere as to begrudge a humble bloke even a second wife? ..."
Apr 22, 2019 | kunstler.com

Pucker April 20, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

King Sihanouk had over 500 wives. Why is American society so austere as to begrudge a humble bloke even a second wife?

[May 08, 2019] Finding Barr in contempt is sure to brighten his mood during his investigations

May 08, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

deus ex machina , 59 minutes ago link

Finding Barr in contempt is sure to brighten his mood during his investigations. Libs are such evil stupid useless POFS.

attila404 , 56 minutes ago link

I hope Barr ***** them all with a cactus.

peippe , 29 minutes ago link

rusty piece of rebar! (for when your cactus quills are gone)

[May 08, 2019] Is Former Asst. AG (Head of the NSD National Security Division) John Carlin related to George Carlin

Notable quotes:
"... John Carlin, interestingly, was Robert Mueller's Chief of Staff when Mueller was Director of the FBI. ..."
May 08, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Ergo I.C. , 45 minutes ago link

Former Asst. AG (Head of the NSD National Security Division) John Carlin knew Carter Page was not a Russian agent , yet that did not stop Carlin from preparing a FISA warrant in October 2016 to hoax the FISA court into believing that Carter Page was an agent of Russia.

Carlin essentially did a "kamikaze dive" in assuring the Obama administration's "insurance policy" against the election of Donald Trump would move forward. Carlin withheld from the FISA court critical details of an NSA Inspector General report, and an ongoing Compliance review, that the FBI and its contractors were engaged in Fourth Amendment violations of the rights of Americans.

Carlin quit just days before the FISA warrant on Carter Page was submitted and approved. Two days later, the NSA informed the Court that the Obama Department of Justice and FBI had been abusing the FISA process since at least 2011.

John Carlin, interestingly, was Robert Mueller's Chief of Staff when Mueller was Director of the FBI.

Where's John P. Carlin today?

didthatreallyhappen , 41 minutes ago link

is he related to George Carlin?

Ergo I.C. , 41 minutes ago link

Not to my knowledge. Why?

DarthVaderMentor , 24 minutes ago link

He'll need George's sense of humor as he swings from the tree or he can sing like a canary. LOL

[May 07, 2019] John Steward on Joe Biden pretending to be poor

May 07, 2019 | www.cc.com

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/xyf39z/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-poor-off

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, 6/24/2014 Poor-Off

As campaign season warms up, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden attempt to appeal to blue-collar voters by sharing their financial woes.

[May 07, 2019] The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Audacity of grope

May 07, 2019 | www.cc.com

"No man has a right to lay a hand on a woman"

JOE BIDEN, MARCH 2019

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/yfmksi/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-the-audacity-of-grope

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, 2/24/2015 The Audacity of Grope

Samantha Bee reports on Vice President Joe Biden's uncomfortable tendency to invade the personal space of women in his vicinity.

[May 07, 2019] Biden: One I can say is Margaret Thatcher, um, excuse me, Margaret Thatcher - Freudian slip... But I knew her too... The prime minister of Great Britain, Theresa May.

Notable quotes:
"... Biden is ahead according to whom?! There is a glut of more dynamic and visionary Democrats. ..."
"... Only establishment hacks endorse the republican-lite elite Biden. ..."
"... with the direction us foreign policy is moving right now across the isle concerning venezuela, biden seems to be a well fit with his kissinger reference for the renewed interest in straight out CIA driven coups in latin america, the monroe doctrine and right-wing death squads hunting down dirty brown commies. ..."
"... He is in his own words a true centrist, which means, he will always compromise to the right, which is more inhinged and greedy than ever. A Biden presidency would be one more sellout to corporate America and would pave the way for another Trump. ..."
May 07, 2019 | www.youtube.com
Henry Kissinger, Margaret Thatch... Joe Biden is overdue for an update on his foreign leader Rolodex.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Published on May 7, 2019 Ziljan Vega 17 hours ago (edited)

It's not the age. Biden has always been an airhead. I really hope he doesn't get the nomination just because he's friends with Obama. Goofy old white dudes who put their foot in their mouths is the GOP's thing. We need someone fresh with a clear mind and good ideas. Warren... please...

celticwolff 17 hours ago

One of the problems with American politics is that it is being run by people (on both sides) who are not going to be alive in 20 years so they have no vested interest in the future of the country. All they care about is that they make as much money for their families so they can buy fresh air, fresh water and live apart from the huddled masses.

Marcus Crowley 17 hours ago

Biden is ahead according to whom?! There is a glut of more dynamic and visionary Democrats.

sprybug 17 hours ago

Jesus Christ, Joe. Reason number 184,534 not to vote for him in the primary...

Vinh Tran 17 hours ago

Biden isn't a good candidate. He seem dumb to me. He's just living off of Obama success. Just a shadow from Obama. Go with Bernie.

ScaryHairyHarry

Only establishment hacks endorse the republican-lite elite Biden.

Jay Zenitram

Let the gaffs begin ...

John Chessant

Biden voted for the Iraq War. Don't forget that!

Sulanis

Sure Joe Biden is the guy you pick if you like the same old same old every day in the sack. Joe Biden is the status Quo candidate that will do nothing to change the country for the lower and middle class. Joe Biden is about as democratic as the massive corporations who donate to him. Seriously look at his past and he is on the wrong side of history on almost every major issue that has come before the senate. So yeah, if you want the same old mercenary style, then by all means vote for Biden, However, if you want change and people who are actually talking about and releasing policy than Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are your people. However, who the hell wants to make sure that people don't go bankrupt over healthcare bills.

Trust me as a Canadian we have have our healthcare covered by the government and the other half is covered by private insurance. Private insurance is needed if you want to see a dentist, get medication, see a psychologist, get glasses, and more. Canada needs to look at a complete system like Bernie Sanders is proposing because as a whole the process of health care for all, just makes sense and gives the government real power when it comes to pricing on medication and other health services.

When I say going to hospital or clinic and leaving without paying a fucking cent or calling the insurance is a blessing in disguise. Its so freeing to know that I am not going to get a medical bill for thousands. However, when it comes to the other items i have mentioned most places know how shitty the private insurance companies are and refused to deal with them. They do this by making you pay the full amount due, then letting you deal with the insurance company, often getting denied, or losing on funds because of deductibles that have to be paid.

Daneelro

I'm NOT looking forward to an election in which Biden is the Dem candidate. Biden is in the pocket of moneyed interests (who do you think attended that "pritivate fundraiser"?) Biden is on the right of the Democratic Party and is too friendly with Republicans to fight the unavoidable fights to come. Worse, Biden is a bad campaigner and will inevitably self-destruct, hopefully not in the general election but in the primary already.

darillio

with the direction us foreign policy is moving right now across the isle concerning venezuela, biden seems to be a well fit with his kissinger reference for the renewed interest in straight out CIA driven coups in latin america, the monroe doctrine and right-wing death squads hunting down dirty brown commies.

Lennox Baumbach

Seriously, nobody should 'like' or support Biden. Most of the good image people have of him comes from Obama, whose presidency itself was partialy very flawed. Biden's record is atrocious and he WON'T support any meaningfull progressive policies, that would actually improve peoples living conditions. He is in his own words a true centrist, which means, he will always compromise to the right, which is more inhinged and greedy than ever. A Biden presidency would be one more sellout to corporate America and would pave the way for another Trump.

Waryaa Wariiri

When are the establishment and corporate-owned media shows going to stop their daily plug-in promos for Biden? It is so obvious, for we are not children.

[May 07, 2019] A new political perm: Kochsuckers

May 07, 2019 | theintercept.com

Dave1010Pwers 1 day ago

Hillary and the Swamp won and Trump is their puppet. They are loving Russiagate as they feed at the MIC trough. Except for Tulsi, Ilhan and Ro they are all Kochsuckers

[May 07, 2019] Biden 2020: yes we should

May 07, 2019 | theintercept.com

1 week ago

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, when all else fails .. .

*Biden Vision2020 'Mr. Roto Rooter'

1 week ago

wondering if BidenVision2020 will go viral

at first i though it was real

biden 2020: yes we should

[May 07, 2019] Look! A whale!

Highly recommended!
May 07, 2019 | amp.theguardian.com

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Mon 29 Apr 2019 01.55 EDT Marine experts in Norway believe they have stumbled upon a white whale that was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force.

1 week ago

The whale was the secret intermediary between Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump. The messages were transmitted during weekly 'Whales-R-Us' peer support sessions. It's ironic it turns up now, after Mr. Mueller's report has already been issued.

1 week ago (Edited)

I'm pretty sure "Nessie" is a mobile underwater propoganda base used by the Russians since the time of the Bolshevic revolution. Originally, it was merely a base to hide the Reds operating on the outskirts of the Capitalist capitol of London. Scotland was the perfect hiding place.

Now however, it's outfitted with the most sophisticated internet hacking equipment, AI technology so advanced it can alter your political ideology just by selling you a mailorder slavic blow-up doll.

[May 05, 2019] What is cool and what is fuddy duddy under neoliberalism

May 05, 2019 | off-guardian.org

Francis Lee says May, 5, 2019

Taking a long view it was very astute and cleverly conceived plan to to present counter-revolution as revolution; progress as regress; the new order 1980- (i.e., neoliberalism) was cool, and the old order 1945-1975 (welfare-capitalism) was fuddy-duddy.

Thus:

And so the agenda goes on. Counter-revolution qua revolution

[May 05, 2019] Viva to another jolly little war by Eric Margolis

May 05, 2019 | www.unz.com

Sure. Let's invade Venezuela. Another jolly little war. It's full of commies and has a sea of oil. The only thing those Cuban-loving Venezuelans lack are weapons of mass destruction.

... ... ...

Venezuela is in a huge economic mess thanks to the crackpot economic policies of the Chavez and Maduro governments – and US economic sabotage. But my first law of international affairs is: 'Every nation has the absolute god-given right to mismanage its own affairs and elect its own crooks or idiots.'

[May 05, 2019] Operation Bay of Fat Pigs

May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

07564111 , 52 minutes ago link

[what] John Bolton and Mike Pompeo did this week with Operation Bay of Fat Pigs will not sit well with Trump. He's been asked to sell a policy it doesn't look like he believes in.

[May 05, 2019] Is the Trump administration is a real life version of THE GANG THAT COULDN`T SHOOT STRAIGHt ?

May 05, 2019 | consortiumnews.com

Originally from: PATRICK LAWRENCE The US Moves on Iran's Oil Market as an Expression of an Irrational Foreign Policy – Consortiumnews

SPENCER , April 29, 2019 at 17:56

The Trump administration is a real life version of THE GANG THAT COULDN`T SHOOT STRAIGHT

Trump is papa, Baccala -- Pompeo is the Water Buffalo, Bolton is Kid Sally Palumbo -- nobody is laughing at them

The American people have to vote them out -#Vote them out -- --

Tedder , April 30, 2019 at 15:31

If I were a praying man, I would pray to God Almighty On High, please, please initiate the Rapture right away so we can get rid of Mike Pompeo and all his ilk.

Jeff Harrison , April 30, 2019 at 12:25

I think matters are worse than you think, Patrick. The US has become, and this regime in Washington specifically is, a parody of "Pinky and The Brain". You've probably never seen it but I'll bet you can get it on youtube. Watch a couple of episodes. It's a cartoon and both Pinky and The Brain are mice. Every weekly show starts with Pinky asking The Brain what they're going to do this week. The Brain always answers that they're going for total world domination. It's hilarious.

But now we need to move on to our very own real world version of Pinky (played by Donald J. Trump) and The Brain (played by a varied cast of religious zealots and extreme right wing ideologues). For time out of mind the US has seduced the rest of the world of the old colonial powers with honey pots. Various goodies that let them feel like they were colonial powers once again and relevant. The US was "The Leader of the Free World" and they were delighted to follow. Unfortunately, over the last few years (and not just since Trump) we have stopped the honey and have started giving orders. This has been quite a shock to the allies who thought they were partners and suddenly discovered that they were really vassals and that the US really was the indispensable nation, not because of our greatness, but because we controlled the world's finances. I don't know how long it will take for the rest of the world to take reserve currency away from us nor do I know the proximate cause -- out of control debt, loss of income from petrodollars, or what.

But make no mistake. We are already isolating ourselves by walking away from treaty after treaty. Why should any country trust us to keep our word?

John Hagan , April 30, 2019 at 05:09

Meanwhile over on the Eastern side

"I don't care what you 'feel'," bellowed Moment Gopher to the large gathering of Eastern gophers belonging to OWR (Organization for Western Resistance).

"What we want is action. What we want is resistance. What we want is every Gopher regardless of being male or female, albino or grey, long or short, religious or not, to dispense with any feeling of individuality and join our struggle.

"That the Western gophers have developed the deadly 'extract of noeyela' which supposedly blinds gophers within a meter will not deter our brave forces.

"Our individuals are strong, our families are strong, our homes are strong, our burrows are strong and our borders are invincible. Lift your claws and lift your spirits, tomorrow we will conquer all those who stand against us, we will scatter them to the far corners of the garden and we will take over their burrows."

"Squeek, squeek," came the thunderous chorus of Eastern gophers as they lifted their paws towards the cavern roof.

So the stage is set. Who can save the day? Will it be the new charismatic leader of the Western gophers aptly named Thumper Gopher, or will Moment Gopher prevail?

Meanwhile I was thinking, if it is sunny tomorrow it might be a good time to have a barbecue in my garden and invite all my friends.

[May 05, 2019] Interim President Bolton

May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Oldrepublic , 31 minutes ago link

Trump has become frustrated this week as national security adviser John Bolton and others openly teased military options and has told friends that if Bolton had his way he'd already be at war in multiple places .

so who is in charge now?

RoyalDraco , 28 minutes ago link

Interim President Bolton

[May 05, 2019] War mongers are joined at the hip: Meet the Madcow new love -- Bolton and a new message, almost the same as the old Madcow message.

May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Al Tinfoil , 12 minutes ago link

Meet the new Madcow message, almost the same as the old Madcow message.

Before Mueller report came out: "Russia, Russia, Russia, Putin, Russia, Russia, Russia, Trump, Russia, Putin, Russia, Moscow, Facebook, collusion, meddling, Russia, Putin, Trump, "Walls are closing in on Trump....."

New message: "Russia, Barr, Trump, Russia, Putin, Venezuela, Bolton, Russia, Russia, Trump, Putin, Bolton, Blimpeo, Venezuela, Trump, Putin, Russia, collusion, ...."

It did not take long for her to overcome her tearful meltdown over Mueller's finding of no collusion in Russiagate. Now she has VenezuelaGate.

Francis Marx , 12 minutes ago link

war mongers are joined at the hip..

[May 05, 2019] Trump . . . has told friends that if Bolton had his way he'd already be at war in multiple places

May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Dickweed Wang , 4 minutes ago link

Trump . . . has told friends that if Bolton had his way he'd already be at war in multiple places.

Then why, Mr. Trump, is that ******* your National Security Advisor?? WTF is wrong with you?

[May 05, 2019] Special council recursion in Washington, SC

[May 05, 2019] If the Russian influence thing was true, Facebook would increase their ad rates

May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

deFLorable hillbilly , 3 hours ago link

If the Russian influence thing was true, Facebook would increase their ad rates.

Hell, if $5,000 in FB ads can defeat a $billion in television ads and other campaign spending, sign me up for some.

I will gladly spend $6,000 to be president, though I'll probably just do one term, as my main platform is just bossing people around and randomly shooting missiles from time to time.

[May 05, 2019] Here is my take on this entire Russiagate running in Washington DC for the last two years

Notable quotes:
"... Then the Russians leaked the COLLUSION story to the CIA controlled MSM such as New York Time, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, etc . . ., so they would predictably kicked a storm of controversy over the COLLUSION, and demand the DOJ to appoint a Special Prosecutor to initial an investigation. ..."
May 05, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Asoka_The_Great , 2 hours ago link

Rational explanations, can not explain, the absurdity of the SH*TSHOW, that is going on in Washington DC. Here is my take, on this entire Sh*tshow, running in Washington DC, for the last two years.

1. All the evidences are pointing the most likely scenario that Donald Trump is a Manchurian Candidate ordered by the Kremelin to run for Office, in 2016.

2. Then, Donald Trump COLLUDED with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service to win the Presidency of United States, with shocking easy.

3. This was because Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden, was bribed by Putin, through the Ukrainians, with hundred of millions of dollars, so she would purposely lose the "sure win" race, to a political nobody, Donald Trump.

4. Then, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, produced the Steele Dossier, a political disinformation tool, in collaboration with Britain's Mi6 and CIA.

5. Then the Russians leaked the COLLUSION story to the CIA controlled MSM such as New York Time, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, etc . . ., so they would predictably kicked a storm of controversy over the COLLUSION, and demand the DOJ to appoint a Special Prosecutor to initial an investigation.

6. This diabolically devilish Special PsyOps by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has succeeded in tying up Washington DC, in a Sh*tshow, for the last two years, and divided the Country in bitter controversy.

7. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service and Chinese Communists' Intelligence Service have thoroughly infiltrated America's Department of Justice, FBI, and CIA, and NSA, and use their high levels agents, such as O'bomer, Hitlery, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, and Rosenstein to stirred up this COLLUSION storm, to paralyze America's political system for as long as possible.

In Summary, the entire sh*tshow is a production of a Special PsyOps by the Russkies and ChiComs' Intelligence Services. It has nothing to do with America's dysfunctional government...

[May 04, 2019] Looks like Parteigenosse Mueller exaggerated things a little bit ;-)

May 04, 2019 | www.unz.com

We know from Mueller's report that Russian intelligence agents engaged in sophisticated cyber warfare against the United States, and we did very little to resist them

Paying $160K for Facebook ads constitutes 'sophisticated cyber warfare'?

[May 04, 2019] Now we know that the USA and foreign intelligence (especially the UK) and US law enforcement collaborated in a broad effort to bait the Trump team with ostensible Russian entreaties in order to paint Trump as a tool of the Kremlin.

May 04, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

notlurking , 03 May 2019 at 08:16 AM

we're not in Kansas anymore.....

[May 04, 2019] An oxymoron?

May 01, 2019 | anamericancomment.blogspot.com
Adam Schiff, the man who every time he talks, shows his incompetence and lack of integrity, but he is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Think about that for a while.

[May 03, 2019] Who is ally and who is a vassal ;-)

May 03, 2019 | www.unz.com

c matt , says: May 3, 2019 at 4:08 pm GMT

@Anon I guess US is ally of Europe like Israel is ally of US.

[May 03, 2019] On the origin of Trump twits

May 03, 2019 | www.unz.com

Ilyana_Rozumova , says: May 3, 2019 at 4:31 am GMT

@EliteCommInc. All statements of Trump do not count. All Trump statements are results from stress of torture by Democrats, and deep state.
Anon [358] Disclaimer , says: May 3, 2019 at 6:11 am GMT
Our deep state sure hates losing elections don't they? The lengths they will go to nullify voter will is a sight.

[May 03, 2019] Disappointment

May 03, 2019 | caucus99percent.com

Naively, I thought the man that said, "I'm not white and I'm not black, I'm both", was the one who could lead us out of this morass of mutual hate. But, he turned out to be just another corrupt Chicago politician.

[May 03, 2019] Isn't it the supreme irony that the "racists" in American politics are the real humanitarians while the so-called "humanitarians" like Sen. Marco Rubio and Bill Kristol are less adverse to bloodshed and destructive wars in which hundreds of thousands of people die than the "racists"?

May 03, 2019 | www.unz.com

lavoisier , says: Website May 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm GMT

Isn't it the supreme irony that the "racists" in American politics are the real humanitarians while the so-called "humanitarians" like Sen. Marco Rubio and Bill Kristol are less adverse to bloodshed and destructive wars in which hundreds of thousands of people die than the "racists"?

There is nothing ironic about your simple statement of fact. The humanitarians you mention are about as much interested in human rights as John Wayne Gacy. There is gold in them there hills, and their "friends" no longer control that gold. So we must go to war.

Rubio is running neck and neck in my mind as one of the most disgusting political whores of all time.

No simple accomplishment that.

[May 03, 2019] Russiagaters treatment

May 03, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Obamaroid Ointment , 38 minutes ago link

Most therapists agree that Tide Pods, coloring books, safe spaces, and therapy gerbils are the best outpatient treatments available today for Post Müeller BS TDS.

ENDGAME8 , 36 minutes ago link

Honestly the best business idea there is, come up with "natural" "holistic" Meds for the TDS crowd. Label it "organic". Or open a counseling service. Twitter has a massive TAM.

[May 03, 2019] Redacted Barr testimony

[May 03, 2019] House DemoRats huge disappointment

[May 03, 2019] Former CIA Director "John Brennan isn't going to need one lawyer, he's going to need five," diGenova said.

May 02, 2019 | www.realclearpolitics.com

In an appearance on FNC's "The Ingraham Angle" last week, former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova claimed that evidence of widespread FISA abuse by members of the Obama administration is forthcoming and that "there are going to be indictments; there's going to be grand juries."

Former CIA Director "John Brennan isn't going to need one lawyer, he's going to need five," diGenova said.

[May 01, 2019] Pompeo is perhaps green with envy, why Boris Johnson should keep the mantle of the most clownish top diplomat of a major state?

May 01, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , Apr 30, 2019 8:04:39 PM | link

Villains of the day: Random Guy, Pompeo, and nefarious band of willie, barovsky etc.

Pompeo is perhaps green with envy, why Boris Johnson should keep the mantle of the most clownish top diplomat of a major state? He can do better! But once the tall tale was said, it was duly echoed in supine media. NYT made a paragraph, and actually noted how Pompeo explained his alleged knowledge of Maduro preparing for departure: >>Pressed about the source of this information, Mr. Pompeo said it was drawn from "open-source material," and conversations with "scores and scores of people on the ground," including members of the military and opposition leaders. "He was headed for Havana," he said of Mr. Maduro.<< The Guardian made a separate article on the topic, with no notes of caution, damn the torpedoes, copy with full speed!

So "people on the ground" could have reliable, ha ha, info on the conversations between Maduro and "Russians". "Scores of people" were interviewed, hm., seems that the wily Maduro eschew a usual step of information blockade, letting the little golpistas -- and him -- look silly. I actually do not believe in those "scores of interviews", Most generously, there were that many conversations from which his people could "draw" a rumor prepared ahead of time, probably by his own Department.

Finally, the nefarious long linkers. Is it really THAT hard to learn how to make neat links this one ? Join lines and remove all spaces from the text below

[May 01, 2019] The NYT cartoon showing a blind, yarmulked Trump being led by Nuttinyahoo should have put Kushner's face on the seeing-eye dog instead

May 01, 2019 | www.unz.com

anon [271] Disclaimer , says: May 1, 2019 at 11:23 am GMT

@Thulean Friend The NYT cartoon showing a blind, yarmulked Trump being led by Nuttinyahoo should have put Kushner's face on the seeing-eye dog instead.

MIGA!

[May 01, 2019] Russians, Russians, Russians. Now under each bed

May 01, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Asoka_The_Great , 4 minutes ago link

Here is my take, on this entire Sh*tshow, running in Washington DC, for the last two years.

1. All the evidences are pointing the most likely scenario that Donald Trump is a Manchurian Candidate ordered by the Kremelin to run for Office, in 2016.

2. Then, Donald Trump COLLUDED with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service to win the Presidency of United States, with shocking easy.

3. This was because Hitlery Clinton and Joe Biden , was bribed by Putin, through the Ukrainians, with hundred of millions of dollars, so she would purposely lose the "sure win" race, to a political nobody, Donald Trump.

4. Then, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, produced the Steele Dossier, a political disinformation tool, in collaboration with Britain's Mi6 and CIA.

5. Then the Russians leaked the COLLUSION story to the CIA controlled MSM such as New York Time, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, etc . . ., so they would predictably kicked a storm of controversy over the COLLUSION, and demand the DOJ to appoint a Special Prosecutor to initial an investigation.

6. This diabolically devilish Special PsyOps by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service has succeeded in tying up Washington DC, in a Sh*tshow, for the last two years, and divided the Country in bitter controversy.

7. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service and Chinese Communists' Intelligence Service have thoroughly infiltrated America's Department of Justice, FBI, and CIA, and NSA, and use their high levels agents, such as O'bomer, Hitlery, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, and rosenstein to stirred up this COLLUSION storm, to paralyze America's political system for as long as possible.

In Summary, the entire sh*tshow is a production of a Special PsyOps by the Russkies and ChiComs' Intelligence Services. It has nothing to do with America's dysfunctional government, called DemoCrazy .

[May 01, 2019] With Biden as a candidate Democratic voters at last have an entire buffet of choice

May 01, 2019 | www.theguardian.com

... Joe Biden is its zombie that staggers on

... Consider what it says about the state of America's political system that in the left party, the presumptive frontrunner for the presidential nomination did not think twice about kicking off his campaign with a fundraiser hosted by the founder of a union-busting law firm, days before appearing at a major union-hosted rally. And why should he? He gets the money, and then he gets the union support.

...I am not mad at Joe Biden. He is a type. His type is "The Old Way of Doing Things." Now that he is in the race, his type is represented. He rounds out the field. Now, Democratic voters truly have the entire buffet of choices, from "True Leftist Insurgent" to "Bland, Winning Young Résumé-Polisher" to "Indistinguishable Ambitious Congresspersons" to "The Same Old Kind of White Guy As Always".

[Apr 30, 2019] Trump vs. Biden? Could it be that Trump is less of a hypocrite than Biden?

Apr 30, 2019 | discussion.theguardian.com

goulot , 30 Apr 2019 14:14

Trump vs. Biden? Could it be that Trump is less of a hypocrite than Biden?

[Apr 30, 2019] Is Auntie Gina the titular head of Al-CIA, Al Qaeda and ISIS?

Apr 30, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Apr 29, 2019 4:09:38 PM | link

Best of the ZeroHedge comments:

Payroll check to Baghdadi from Hezbollah found next ... or a Venezuelan passport.

[Apr 30, 2019] A fossil record

Apr 30, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

"Joe Biden provides a fossil record of how the Democrats have changed" [ The Economist ]. • Nothing new here, but ouch! That headline!

[Apr 30, 2019] Biden T-shirts time: the most appropriate slogan for Biden would be MEGA -- Make Establishment Great Again

Notable quotes:
"... Joe Biden has tossed his kippah into the ring to run for President ..."
Apr 26, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , Apr 25, 2019 2:40:23 PM | link

Today Sloppy-Joe Biden joined the deluge of wet noodles hoping to take on MAGA Man.

T-Shirt time !

MAGA vs MEGA

No, this is not some sort of Godzilla XLVI remake movie.
Joe Biden has tossed his kippah into the ring to run for President
and now it is

Establishment Biden vs wrecking ball Trump.

MEGA

M ake
E stablishment
G reat
A gain

MEGA

Get your T-shirts - MAGA vs MEGA

[Apr 30, 2019] Grope and Change as the election slogan for Biden. Order your bumper sticker now

Apr 25, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

taketheredpill , 8 minutes ago link

Grope and Change

Oboneterm , 1 minute ago link

LMAO....... Grope and Change ....priceless..... .I'm getting a bumper sticker made tomorrow......just priceless.

[Apr 30, 2019] You can't make it up.

Apr 30, 2019 | off-guardian.org

George Cornell says Apr, 29, 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/whale-russia-norway-harness-military-navy-weapon-finnmark-a8890926.html

This just in! The Independent reports a beluga whale seen in Norway was put there for military purposes ( not porpoises) by the Russian Navy. They know because it had a tag on it saying Equipment of St Petersburg, in English?

You can't make it up.

[Apr 29, 2019] OPEC vs AIPAC

Apr 26, 2019 | peakoilbarrel.com

Energy News : 04/26/2019 at 10:03 am

It seems President Trump called on OPEC to bring down oil prices
Reuters headline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5FZA8VW4AA6QNI.png
GuyM : 04/26/2019 at 11:52 am
I can't imagine that moron influencing much.
Ron Patterson : 04/26/2019 at 12:03 pm
He called OPEC? Just whom at OPEC did he speak with? OPEC is a group of oil exporting nations. They meet once every six months or so to decide what they will do, if anything.

No one can just call OPEC and OPEC will decide to produce more oil. They have to meet, talk it over, and decide what to do.

This just shows what a fucking liar Trump really is.

Iron Mike : 04/26/2019 at 12:35 pm
Trump probably just called his employer .AIPAC.

[Apr 29, 2019] The Trump-Russia scandal keeps expanding

This is as true April 2019 as it was in March 2017 (actually before appointment of Mueller)
Apr 29, 2019 | washingtonpost.com

brenrod 3/7/2017 8:30 PM EST

The Trump-Russia scandal keeps expanding

We now have proof that Trump used Russian dressing on his salad during the campaign and deliberately covered it up.

[Apr 29, 2019] Macron the Antichrist? It's impossible because Tory B.liar is still alive.

Apr 29, 2019 | off-guardian.org

Headlice says Apr, 27, 2019

An excerpt from:

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/26/clash-of-civilizations-2-0-sponsored-by-prince-and-bannon/

"One of the more important revelations in former Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the 2016 election is the close working relationship Bannon established with Prince. Sensing fertile political ground for their far-right beliefs, Bannon and Prince have established, under the aegis of their professed Catholicism, a movement that threatens both the current pope and the European Union."

Try googling "could Emmanuel Macron be the antichrist?"

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Alpine Observer says Apr, 27, 2019
Macron the Antichrist? It's impossible because Tory B.liar is still alive.

[Apr 29, 2019] People in covfefe houses shouldn t throw covfefe

Bet Creepy Joe is quaking in his boots.
Notable quotes:
"... "Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President," Trump said in a tweet. "Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!" ..."
Feb 01, 2011 | washingtonpost.com/politics

Sirshsns, 1 month ago

President Trump on Monday attacked former vice president Joe Biden as "another low I.Q. individual," pointing to comments the Democrat inadvertently made Saturday night suggesting he had already launched a 2020 White House bid. "Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President," Trump said in a tweet. "Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!"

My god.. You seriously can't make this stuff up... Trump takes clueless to a whole other level... There really is not a word that describes the lack of self awareness Trump has... How can anyone take this man seriously???

[Apr 29, 2019] Let's rename Boeing to BidenAir

Apr 29, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Late Introvert , , April 28, 2019 at 9:19 pm

I noticed that Boeing is incorporated in the great state of Delaware. Ah-hem.

dearieme , , April 29, 2019 at 11:46 am

Oh well, change their name to BidenAir.

[Apr 29, 2019] New alarming facts about Russian Interference in the US Presidential Elections

Notable quotes:
"... Don't you remember CNN showing us Joe Stalin's grandson in Lancaster promising the Amish a new sickle if they voted for Trump? ..."
"... those KGB agents in Green Bay telling pregnant women that their child would have a Gorbachev birthmark if they failed to support The Donald? ..."
"... With all this flap, hell, let't just let the Russians vote in the next one. Then, in time, we could vote in their elections, kinda like a collusion cultural exchange program. ..."
Apr 29, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

rent slave, 34 minutes ago link

Of course they did.

Don't you remember CNN showing us Joe Stalin's grandson in Lancaster promising the Amish a new sickle if they voted for Trump?

Or those cossacks on Lake Huron hijacking fishing boats and dragging all on board into the onshore voting booths?

Or those KGB agents in Green Bay telling pregnant women that their child would have a Gorbachev birthmark if they failed to support The Donald?

Helg Saracen, 49 minutes ago

Yes, the Russians intervened in the elections. And under each bed in the USA there are two Russian spies - Boris and Natasha, and in the White House there is a real elk in a red wig. Shame this unbearable Russians. :)

I love Americans, they are even funnier than Australians...

Giant Meteor, 50 minutes ago

With all this flap, hell, let't just let the Russians vote in the next one. Then, in time, we could vote in their elections, kinda like a collusion cultural exchange program.

I mean, stuff like this just begs the question, why not just go right to jumping the shark, and call it a day .,

[Apr 28, 2019] The RAND Corporation produced a paper which portrays Russia as a failing nation with a repressive authoritarian government, a predatory political elite that steals energy and mineral resources from colonial territories in Siberia and the Far East regions, decaying infrastructure and falling standards of living

Apr 28, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Apr 28, 2019 1:54:33 AM | link

This 'study' is what Penis Envy looks like when it's put in writing...

john , Apr 28, 2019 8:39:07 AM | link

It is a sign that the foremost motive its writers had in mind is to grab more taxpayer money

yeah, Rand writers and the rest of them. it's a post-ideological era of avaricious goobers run amuck.

see the extent of their imagination.

[Apr 28, 2019] The Russian institute for Research and Analysis for National Defense (RAND) recently assessed how to further damage the United States

Apr 28, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

ben , Apr 27, 2019 3:46:51 PM | link

b said; "The Russian institute for Research and Analysis for National Defense (RAND) recently assessed how to further damage the United States:"

Absolute overkill, the $ party will do the job quite nicely. There's a reason there are so many Dem candidates. Diversion works.

Check each candidate's donor base, it will tell all you need to know.

[Apr 28, 2019] Ukraine vs the USA

Apr 28, 2019 | www.unz.com

MarkinPNW , says: April 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm GMT

A clown beat a high profile member of the established political class, due most likely to the voters being disgusted by said political class? Uhmm, where have we seen this before?

[Apr 28, 2019] That's the Deep State for you

Apr 28, 2019 | www.unz.com

Realist , says: April 28, 2019 at 9:32 am GMT

@Wally

However, Trump has accomplished a lot more than Hillary would have even considered doing, no doubt about it, take your pick:

Trump has done nothing on the important issues. Of course neither would have Hillary. I would not have voted for Hillary .nor will I for Trump again.

Realist , says: April 28, 2019 at 9:35 am GMT
@War for Blair Mountain

You voted for a filthy cockroach .Clinton was the other filthy cockroach not much of choice

.

That's the Deep State for you.

[Apr 28, 2019] Mueller's Report Was a Media Rorschach Test

theatlantic.com

[Apr 28, 2019] The march of democracy

Note on free speech (public service announcement )

[Apr 27, 2019] Trump called OPEC?

Apr 27, 2019 | peakoilbarrel.com

Ron Patterson x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 12:03 pm

He called OPEC? Just whom at OPEC did he speak with? OPEC is a group of oil exporting nations. They meet once every six months or so to decide what they will do, if anything.
No one can just call OPEC and OPEC will decide to produce more oil. They have to meet, talk it over, and decide what to do.

This just shows what a fucking liar Trump really is.

Iron Mike x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 12:35 pm
Trump probably just called his employer .AIPAC.
GuyM x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 1:40 pm
He probably did call someone, and the conversation went kinda like this:
This is Donald Trump.
Aren't you the guy who owns all those hotels?
Yes, but I am also the President of the United States.
I'm sorry to hear that, what can I do for you?
We need for you to pump more oil, and lower gasoline prices.
Why? They are not high enough, yet.
We think they are, and if you don't get pumping I will agree to Nopec.
Then, we will no longer use the dollar to trade with, and you can watch the value of your currency plummet.
Don't you realize who you are talking to? I am the President of the United States!
Oh yeah. The US, we used to trade with you. Good luck, and good bye!
Energy News x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 1:40 pm
President Trump didn't say who he had spoken to. Various OPEC officials say that they haven't spoken to him

Wall Street Journal: OPEC Chief Barkindo Has Not Spoken to President Trump -- Source
Saudi officials: President Trump Has Not Discussed Lowering Oil Prices With Saudis

Ron Patterson x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 2:24 pm
OPEC and Saudis both deny speaking with Trump about lowering oil prices

Trump said he called OPEC
One of the reasons oil prices sank today was because Trump said he "called OPEC" and asked them to lower oil prices.

OPEC Chief Barkindo said he hasn't spoke with Trump, according to a report. Saudi officials also say they haven't discussed lowering oil prices with Trump.

Update: Trump is now back and saying he spoke to Saudi Arabia and others about oil prices.

Lies just roll off Trump's tongue. He thinks people will believe everything he says without checking anything. What a blooming idiot.

Fell off the peak x Ignored says: 04/26/2019 at 1:59 pm
OPEC must have put Trump on hold as gas price is still the same in my neck of the woods. Laughed like hell when I saw the headline earlier today. Probably eighty percent of folks believe he can actually do that. The heads of the OPEC countries probably laughed so hard they spit out their dentures. Difficult to satirize this guy as he does a stellar job of it himself!

[Apr 26, 2019] Mueller investigation was launched in order to investigate the obstruction of his investigation

Highly recommended!
Apr 26, 2019 | off-guardian.org

In any event, the publication of the Mueller report has cleared things up for me. I get it now. The investigation was never about Trump colluding with Russia. It was always about Trump obstructing the investigation of the collusion with Russia that the investigation was not about. Mueller was never looking for collusion. It was not his job to look for collusion.

His job was to look for obstruction of his investigation of alleged obstruction of his investigation of non-collusion, which he found, and detailed at length in his report, and which qualifies as an impeachable offense.

... ... ...

In other words, his investigation was launched in order to investigate the obstruction of his investigation. And, on those terms, it was a huge success. The fact that it didn't prove "collusion" means nothing -- that's just a straw man argument that Trump and his Russian handlers make. The goal all along was to prove that Trump obstructed an investigation of his obstruction of that investigation, not that he was "colluding" with Putin, or any of the other paranoid nonsense that the corporate media were forced to report on, once an investigation into his obstruction of the investigation was launched.

[Apr 26, 2019] Biden-Weinstein 2020

Apr 26, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Anunnaki , 4 hours ago link

Biden-Weinstein 2020. #MeToo wing of the Democrap Party

CatInTheHat , 4 hours ago link

Biden is Hillary Clinton in male form.

[Apr 26, 2019] Two views on Trump

Apr 26, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

SECunning , 2 hours ago link

his rough, garbled, and childlike manner of speech; his disdain of political decorum, his lumbering bellicosity, his apparently near-total lack of education

Excuse me fake journalist but his speech is precise, informed, and articulate, his decorum is extraordinary, his bellicosity is wholly justified, and his education is that of a polymath.

[Apr 26, 2019] Trump managed to serve MIGA instead of MAGA to American people

Apr 26, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Fred , 24 April 2019 at 08:56 PM

If only Trump and Co. cared about the US border the way he cares about Israel's.

[Apr 26, 2019] Then I would have Viagra prescriptions ready for the US Neocons who would assail my office to help them redirect their frustration aggressions and one way tickets to Israel for the Fifth Columnist screaming outside my door

Apr 26, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

catherine said in reply to opit ... , 25 April 2019 at 04:30 PM

''Given that I tend to think the US position on Iran has been bullshit from the get go,""


I agree. In my political day dreams I am Madame President and the first thing I do is ally with Russia, sort out our individual interest, station aircraft carriers off the ME coast and announce that any country flying military a/c or moving out of its own play pen will be shot down.

Then I would have Viagra prescriptions ready for the US Neocons who would assail my office to help them redirect their frustration aggressions and one way tickets to Israel for the Fifth Columnist screaming outside my door.

Alas, its only a day dream.

[Apr 24, 2019] Well, that pretty well sums it up about the USA, now doesn't it?

Apr 24, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

michael72 , Apr 24, 2019 2:31:03 PM | link

".....senior officials paint a picture of a rogue, outlaw, terrorist regime bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose "malign activities" are the cause of all the chaos in the Middle East...".

well, that pretty well sums it up about the USA, now doesn't it?

Malign
Rogue
Terrorist Regime
Outlaw

Making chaos throughout the region

.....bent on using, once again, its nuclear weapons.....?

[Apr 24, 2019] Who knows what is the real Trump agenda

Apr 24, 2019 | www.unz.com

Mulegino1 , says: April 24, 2019 at 1:20 am GMT

Maybe Trump's agenda is to get the Holy City renamed "Jaredsalem", and Tel Aviv renamed "Telavanka."

[Apr 22, 2019] Mike Pompeo reveals true motto of CIA: 'We lied, we cheated, we stole'

This memorable statement is at 3:53 ;-)
Apr 22, 2019 | www.youtube.com

JR says: April 22, 2019 at 6:27 am

One would be naive to expect any truth from Pompeo. Self satisfied creature considers this funny too. How deep can one sink..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsnAR3yqfQ0

[Apr 21, 2019] Rome burns while Nero fiddles! America disintegrates while Trump tweets!

Apr 21, 2019 | kunstler.com

BuckP April 19, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

Rome burns while Nero fiddles! America disintegrates while Trump tweets!

While we are constantly bombardeded, 24-hours a day, with Russigate hysteria like a long-running boring, TV soap opera that has gotten stale, predictable and uninteresting

From An Empire of Bullshit - Kunstler

[Apr 20, 2019] Get ready for a slippery slope, because because Cory Booker just introduced a reparations bill in Congress

Apr 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

And, how far back should politicians go? Should descendants of the Visigoths have to give money to Italians for the sack of Rome in 410?

Should the US government make reparation payments for killing countless Filipino civilians in the early 1900s during the armed occupation of the Philippines?

Or to descendants of Japanese-Americans who died in internment camps during World War II?

[Apr 20, 2019] Something about Trump's integrity or, more correctly, the lack of thereof

Apr 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

beemasters , 2 hours ago link

I have recently seen a political cartoon with Dotard then saying: "I love Wikileaks" + " I will throw her in jail" and now saying: "I know nothing about Wikileaks" + "I will throw him in jail"

It summed up perfectly that swine's lack of integrity.

[Apr 20, 2019] "I Spy Trump" Tee short with Obama looking from bushes is on sale now ;-)

Apr 20, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

To that end, Trump is now selling this t-shirt on his website for $28 :

SPY GAMES!

We can't let Democrats and their cronies in the Fake News cover up corruption in the SWAMP!

We must FIGHT BACK and GET ANSWERS. Get your LIMITED EDITION "I Spy Trump" Tee NOW!

Are you not entertained

[Apr 18, 2019] First Thoughts On The Mueller Report Release

Apr 18, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

DG , Apr 18, 2019 1:01:46 PM | link

I hate to admit but Kellyanne Conway was right ... collusion = delusion

[Apr 18, 2019] Uncle Tom's Empire by C.J. Hopkins

Apr 18, 2019 | www.unz.com

... ... ...

I'm not quite sure why I loathe Assange. I've never actually met the man. I just have this weird, amorphous feeling that he's a horrible, disgusting, extremist person who is working for the Russians and is probably a Nazi. It feels kind of like that feeling I had, back in the Winter of 2003, that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons, which he was going to give to those Al Qaeda terrorists who were bayonetting little babies in their incubators, or the feeling I still have, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Trump is a Russian intelligence asset who peed on Barack Obama's bed, and who is going to set fire to the Capitol building, declare himself American Hitler, and start rounding up and murdering the Jews.

I don't know where these feelings come from. If you challenged me, I probably couldn't really support them with any, like, actual facts or anything, at least not in any kind of rational way. Being an introspective sort of person, I do sometimes wonder if maybe my feelings are the result of all the propaganda and relentless psychological and emotional conditioning that the ruling classes and the corporate media have subjected me to since the day I was born, and that influential people in my social circle have repeated, over and over again, in such a manner as to make it clear that contradicting their views would be extremely unwelcome, and might negatively impact my social status, and my prospects for professional advancement.

Take my loathing of Assange, for example. I feel like I can't even write a column condemning his arrest and extradition without gratuitously mocking or insulting the man. When I try to, I feel this sudden fear of being denounced as a "Trump-loving Putin-Nazi," and a "Kremlin-sponsored rape apologist," and unfriended by all my Facebook friends. Worse, I get this sickening feeling that unless I qualify my unqualified support for freedom of press, and transparency, and so on, with some sort of vicious, vindictive remark about the state of Assange's body odor, and how he's probably got cooties, or has pooped his pants, or some other childish and sadistic taunt, I can kiss any chance I might have had of getting published in a respectable publication goodbye.

But I'm probably just being paranoid, right? Distinguished, highbrow newspapers and magazines like The Atlantic , The Guardian , The Washington Post , The New York Times , Vox , Vice , Daily Mail , and others of that caliber, are not just propaganda organs whose primary purpose is to reinforce the official narratives of the ruling classes. No, they publish a broad range of opposing views. The Guardian, for example, just got Owen Jones to write a full-throated defense of Assange on that grounds that he's probably a Nazi rapist who should be locked up in a Swedish prison, not in an American prison! The Guardian, remember, is the same publication that printed a completely fabricated story accusing Assange of secretly meeting with Paul Manafort and some alleged "Russians," among a deluge of other such Russiagate nonsense, and that has been demonizing Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite for several years.

Plus, according to NPR's Bob Garfield (who is lustfully "looking forward to Assange's day in court"), and other liberal lexicologists, Julian Assange is not even a real journalist, so we have no choice but to mock and humiliate him, and accuse him of rape and espionage oh, and speaking of which, did you hear the one about how his cat was spying on the Ecuadorean diplomats ?

But seriously now, all joking aside, it's always instructive (if a bit sickening) to watch as the mandarins of the corporate media disseminate an official narrative and millions of people robotically repeat it as if it were their own opinions. This process is particularly nauseating to watch when the narrative involves the stigmatization, delegitimization, and humiliation of an official enemy of the ruling classes. Typically, this enemy is a foreign enemy, like Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, Milošević, Osama bin Laden, Putin, or whoever. But sometimes the enemy is one of "us" a traitor, a Judas, a quisling, a snitch, like Trump, Corbyn, or Julian Assange.

In either case, the primary function of the corporate media remains the same: to relentlessly assassinate the character of the "enemy," and to whip the masses up into a mindless frenzy of hatred of him, like the Two-Minutes Hate in 1984 , the Kill-the-Pig scene in Lord of the Flies , the scapegoating of Jews in Nazi Germany , and other examples a bit closer to home .

Logic, facts, and actual evidence have little to nothing to do with this process. The goal of the media and other propagandists is not to deceive or mislead the masses. Their goal is to evoke the pent-up rage and hatred simmering within the masses and channel it toward the official enemy. It is not necessary for the demonization of the official enemy to be remotely believable, or stand up to any kind of serious scrutiny. No one sincerely believes that Donald Trump is a Russian Intelligence asset, or that Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite, or that Julian Assange has been arrested for jumping bail, or raping anyone, or for helping Chelsea Manning "hack" a password.

The demonization of the empire's enemies is not a deception it is a loyalty test. It is a ritual in which the masses (who, let's face it, are de facto slaves) are ordered to display their fealty to their masters, and their hatred of their masters' enemies....

... ... ...

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Apr 18, 2019] Honest Government Ad on Julian Assange (hilarious video!)

Notable quotes:
"... "Authorized by the united bitches of america. ..."
Apr 18, 2019 | thesaker.is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1efOs0BsE0g


worldblee on April 16, 2019 , · at 3:56 pm EST/EDT

That video is on fire! Good stuff!
Павел (Paul) on April 17, 2019 , · at 9:43 am EST/EDT
It is funny but the problem remains... I want to see serious hard hitting justice whatever it takes.
vot tak on April 17, 2019 , · at 8:28 pm EST/EDT
Oops, wrong "button".

Kruto.

"Authorized by the united bitches of america." Yeah, israel's bitches.

[Apr 18, 2019] Advice to Haspel as for brazen manipulation of her boss, who happens to be a commander in chief of a nuclear power. She was waterboarding Trump with the stream of lies

Apr 18, 2019 | craigmurray.org.uk

SA , April 18, 2019 at 01:45

maybe Haspel should have added this disclaimer to her video or whatever evidence she presented to the POT ASS:

" This video was produced for propaganda purposes. We wish to stress that no actual children or ducks were harmed during the filming".

[Apr 17, 2019] Perhaps in case of Haspel Novichok fairy tale Donald Trump has a soft spot for ducks because of Donald Duck?

Apr 17, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

S , Apr 16, 2019 11:17:30 PM | link

@Mataman #9:
The story veers into complete fiction when it claims that pictures of dead ducks had any effect on Trump. He doesn't like, nor care about animals.

Perhaps Donald Trump has a soft spot for ducks because of Donald Duck?

Jackrabbit , Apr 16, 2019 11:26:59 PM | link
Now Haspel can boast that she grabbed him by the duckie .

[Apr 17, 2019] Haspel revelation sheds a whole new light on the death of those two poor little hamsters, or was it guinea pigs, said to be starved while the police was investigating the premises of Skripal.

Notable quotes:
"... With Haspel around they might have succombed to her nasty ways of torturing. ..."
Apr 17, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

willie , Apr 16, 2019 6:29:03 PM | link

This sheds a whole new light on the death of those two poor little hamsters, or was it guinea pigs, said to be starved while the police was investigating the premises of Skripal.

With Haspel around they might have succombed to her nasty ways of torturing.

[Apr 17, 2019] Putin's remark about people with breifcases and impotent US presidents

With Haspel at the helm of CIA, the threat of waterboarding the President is also very real;-)
Apr 17, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bart Hansen , Apr 16, 2019 6:41:05 PM | link

Concerning who is pulling the strings, please forgive a repost of an interview with one who knows. On 31 May 2017 Putin gave an interview with Le Figaro where he said:

"I have already spoken to three US Presidents. They come and go, but politics stay the same at all times. Do you know why? Because of the powerful bureaucracy. When a person is elected, they may have some ideas. Then people with briefcases arrive, well dressed, wearing dark suits, just like mine, except for the red tie, since they wear black or dark blue ones. These people start explaining how things are done. And instantly, everything changes. This is what happens with every administration."

A long list of people with briefcases so far ends with Gina.

[Apr 17, 2019] Perhaps Trump received the JFK lecture

Apr 17, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

ThomasEdmonds , 18 minutes ago link

Once upon a time, President Trump wanted to bring the troops home from Syria and Afghanistan. Perhaps he received the JFK lecture.

Tulsi Gabbard will receive the same if elected. They all will.

Haboob , 15 minutes ago link

Maybe thats what Obama told Trump at their little sit down after Trump won.

Enceladus , 43 minutes ago link

The Neo CON man.

tmosley , 29 minutes ago link

Whereas Adam Schiff is a man who stands for freedom, justice, and the American way!

[Apr 16, 2019] Yemen war veto as an important message to Trumptards :-)

Notable quotes:
"... Betrayed by the golf-billionaire, again and again. You are the products of a degraded culture. I live in fear that you assholes are stupider than God made you. ..."
"... His whole life story is betraying people including his wives; what do you expect? No one goes that far up the ladder being a nice guy. As they say, Behind every great wealth, there is a great crime. ..."
"... For me, he is too dangerous to serve a second term and the rest of the idiots are no better. ..."
Apr 16, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Deep Snorkeler , 34 minutes ago link

Sad Trumplards

Betrayed by the golf-billionaire, again and again. You are the products of a degraded culture. I live in fear that you assholes are stupider than God made you.

Enceladus , 43 minutes ago link

The Neo CON man.

tmosley , 29 minutes ago link

Whereas Adam Schiff is a man who stands for freedom, justice, and the American way!

Lost in translation , 35 minutes ago link

The bombing and killing must go on! Because God bless America.

#sick

mrjinx007 , 49 minutes ago link

His whole life story is betraying people including his wives; what do you expect? No one goes that far up the ladder being a nice guy. As they say, Behind every great wealth, there is a great crime.

That is not a description fitting only to him; look at all your so called representatives and senators. We have been played for so long it has become normal for us to choose the least evil in the name of hope and change. For me, he is too dangerous to serve a second term and the rest of the idiots are no better.

I think I will stop voting from now on.

[Apr 16, 2019] MAKE YEMEN SHITHOLE AGAIN!: I voted for Trump and I got a copy of Hillary instead

Apr 16, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

†FreeThought†

What happened to "Nationalism, not globalism will be our credo"...? I voted for Trump and I got Trumpstein instead.

Haboob

Reality is a bitch.

Deep Snorkeler , 8 minutes ago link

Victory in Yemen! Victory in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and everywhere else! Our $trillon military, led by genius generals, will bring home slaves and loot to replenish our bankrupt treasury. We shall crush our enemies and hear the lamentations of their women.

ClickNLook, 44 minutes ago

MAKE YEMEN SHITHOLE AGAIN!

warsev

I guess we now know fully where President Trump stands on reining in executive warmongering.

[Apr 16, 2019] And, how should we have responded to the 9/11 attacks?

Apr 16, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Kent

April 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm
@John D. Thullen:

"And, how should we have responded to the 9/11 attacks?"

Put locks on the pilot's cabin door of our commercial airliners and remove our military bases from Saudi Arabia.

[Apr 16, 2019] What US Congress now looks like

Apr 16, 2019 | www.unz.com

jacques sheete , says: April 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm GMT

@Germanicus

This is reminiscent Supreme Soviet.

Yes.

[Apr 15, 2019] House Dems Issue Friendly Subpoena To Multiple Banks, Probing Different Form Of Trump-Russia Collusion

Notable quotes:
"... Thats sorta like a "suggestion" from a gun toting thug to hand over your wallet ain't it? ;-) ..."
Apr 15, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

nmewn , 21 minutes ago link

A "friendly subpoena"...lol.

Thats sorta like a "suggestion" from a gun toting thug to hand over your wallet ain't it? ;-)

[Apr 15, 2019] Pompeo Has Lost His Mind - China Hits Back At Latin America Remarks

Apr 15, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Et Tu Brute , 12 minutes ago link

You need a mind first to be able to lose it. He never had it...

Mr. Pain , 23 minutes ago link

Who would have believed that the godless communists now have more honor than the Amerikans?

J S Bach , 7 minutes ago link

I don't know, Mr. Pain. Even a godless communist is better than a zionist satanist.

[Apr 15, 2019] Trump Says Boeing Should Rebrand 737 MAX As Airlines Cancel More Flights

Apr 15, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Wile-E-Coyote , 8 minutes ago link

How about the 737 Pinto?

PigMan , 21 minutes ago link

Boeing 346 D

giovanni_f , 51 minutes ago link

"737 Max A Enhanced Plus Super Advantage XL".

Fixed.

flapdoodle , 44 minutes ago link

The 600 series isn't in use, so how about

Boeing 666 Trumpliner

[Apr 14, 2019] In 2016, Trump professed 'love' for WikiLeaks. Where is that love now?

Notable quotes:
"... "Wikileaks. I love Wikileaks." ..."
Apr 12, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

johnf , Apr 11, 2019 6:50:56 AM | link

A direct quote of Trump 10th of October 2016:

"Wikileaks. I love Wikileaks."

https://twitter.com/GarlandNixon/status/1116284364374138880

[Apr 14, 2019] Two years of Trump: Trump healthcare and beyong

Apr 14, 2019 | discussion.theguardian.com

charlieblue -> Rio de Janeiro , 12 Apr 2019 10:39

Yeah, I remember Trump's healthcare "policy". It was a great, really, really great. The best healthcare ever. Repeal and replace. Obamacare is failing, it has failed, it's a huge failure, but Trump will do better. We were going to have the best healthcare in the world... I guess he's just to distracted by building that wall he's not building. Or, golf.

[Apr 14, 2019] Emmanuel Macron has united his country against him by Jonathan Miller

Apr 14, 2019 | spectator.us

[Apr 13, 2019] Pompeo repeats Gene Sharp recipes: China, Russia Spread Disorder And Corruption In Latin America

That happened often when a second rate provincial lawyer became the Secretary of State. At least Kerry knows French. Pompeo knows absolution nothing and is capable only of repeating old cliché.
Today's special word is: Projection
Notable quotes:
"... Pompeo should go into advertising. Since the late '50's, we've torn Latin America to shreds, but we're the good guys, eh?!. ..."
"... Doesn't Pompeo also believe in the rapture. ..."
Apr 13, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

idontcare , 2 minutes ago link

Pompeo should go into advertising. Since the late '50's, we've torn Latin America to shreds, but we're the good guys, eh?!.

I luv my country, but I hate my government.

beemasters

This must have been the most transparently crooked administration ever in the US history! Ain't that the pot calling the kettle black!

2willies

Doesn't Pompeo also believe in the rapture.

Idaho potato head

At some point even the most deluded sheep has got to realize he is being lied to. Or is it just as in the Matrix, there is an age limit as to when a mind can be awoken.

After reading CYMS1 below I retract that question.

The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet

Mark Twain

[Apr 13, 2019] Justice under neoliberalism

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Once one realizes 'justice' [under neoliberalism] is a monetized commodity, lawlessness becomes a viable [and justifiable] option. ..."
Apr 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

Daniel Rich , says: April 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm GMT

@annamaria

Once one realizes 'justice' [under neoliberalism] is a monetized commodity, lawlessness becomes a viable [and justifiable] option.

[Apr 13, 2019] Something about foreign travel

From comments...
Notable quotes:
"... If all else fails, just buy a bus ticket to Minnesota and see what it's like to live in Somalia for a day. ..."
Apr 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

... ... ...

The other mistake I see people make is that they toil away for 80% of the year in a job they hate, so they can splurge for a few days in an Americanized luxury resort.

Why not make every day exotic and truly get a feel for the local atmosphere by moving somewhere for a year instead?

So true.

If all else fails, just buy a bus ticket to Minnesota and see what it's like to live in Somalia for a day.

[Apr 13, 2019] Pompeo claim that China, Russia Spread Disorder And Corruption In Latin America and the US master list of overthown governments

"China, Russia "Spread Disorder" And "Corruption" In Latin America" This coming from one of the Emperors of Chaos. Lol
Apr 13, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Giant Meteor, 47 minutes ago link

Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List

By William Blum

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

[Apr 13, 2019] Russiagate in three minutes

Apr 13, 2019 | www.unz.com

Asagirian , says: Website April 12, 2019 at 2:40 am GMT

Totally Hilarious

https://www.youtube.com/embed/alt5kD7ei1I

[Apr 12, 2019] This is how idiots behave, and I am not sure why we abandoned dueling to satisfy behavior that is insulting!

Apr 12, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

Taffyboy , Apr 10, 2019 4:32:27 PM | link

Sorry to clog your fine site B. This is how idiots behave, and I am not sure why we abandoned dueling to satisfy behavior that is insulting! This goof needs a life lesson badly.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pence-confronts-venezuelan-ambassador-at-un-you-shouldnt-be-here/ar-BBVOd8p?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

[Apr 12, 2019] A rare breed of individuals who surfaced during Russiagate: individuals with a remarkable capacity of swallowing a large pile of BS.

Apr 12, 2019 | www.unz.com

EugeneGur , says: April 12, 2019 at 6:22 pm GMT

@Prof. Woland

The Russians are not very worried about crossing the British but I cannot imagine what the fallout would be if one of their spies got caught got caught killing someone here.

Sir, you are a rare breed. I didn't believe who believe that nonsense about the Russians killing Litvinenko or Skripals actually existed. You have a remarkable capacity of swallowing a large pile of BS.

[Apr 10, 2019] I must apologize to the cockroaches for the distress caused to them for being compared to @nytimes

Apr 10, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Some of Lokhova’s comments on ‘twitter’ are extremely entertaining. An example, with which I have much sympathy:

‘AN APOLOGY: Yesterday, I compared @nytimes journalists, who smeared @GenFlynn and accused me of being a Russian spy, to cockroaches. In good conscience, I must apologize to the cockroaches for the distress caused to them for being compared to @nytimes #Russiagate hoaxers. Sorry!’

[Apr 10, 2019] Neoliberalism is a strange cult that believes that short-term greed is the best way to optimize long-term growth.

Apr 10, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Carolinian , , April 5, 2019 at 9:45 am

Or as George H.W. Bush said: Voodoo economics. But he didn't stick to that position very long once Reagan took him on board.

[Apr 09, 2019] Russiagate The Great Tragic Comedy of Modern Journalism by Matt Bivens,

Mar 25, 2019 | blog.usejournal.com

In its Russiagate coverage, The New York Times has repeatedly offered a graphic accusing the President's retinue of "more than 100 contacts with Russian nationals." This decision to question the loyalty of people who have had contact with a Russian national  --  so, for just knowing or meeting a Russian  --  has been a staple of New York Times coverage.

"More than 100 contacts with Russian nationals." It's incredible that this can even be an allegation  --  in our paper of record  --  there in explainer graphics almost every day, for more than two years now.

It smacks of the famous Senator Joseph McCarthy speeches in the 1950s: "I have in my hand a list of 205 [or 57, or 81] "

And yet no one ever seemed to mind.

After all, as former intelligence chief (and liar to Congress ) James Clapper has asserted on television, "Russians are almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor." Worse, I may have already been co-opted and penetrated without even knowing it! As Clapper said recently on CNN when asked if Trump could be "a Russian asset," it is "a possibility, and I would add to that a caveat, whether witting or unwitting."

Unwitting!

So you can be an unwitting traitor?

Infected with Russian mind-control, like a zombie?

Yes. As mainstream media have argued repeatedly and quite explicitly.

Consider the stunning set of short films on The New York Times op-ed webpages titled " Operation Infektion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War ".

Over a sinister animation of black and white human cells being penetrated by bright red virus particles, the narration begins: "The thing about a virus is it doesn't destroy you head-on. Instead, it brings you down  --  from the inside. Turning your own cells into enemies."

This incredible film is well worth watching to see how ill our body politic has become. As the red virus invades cell after cell, the narration goes on: "This story is about a virus  --  a virus created five decades ago by a government, to slowly and methodically poison its enemies. But it's not a biological virus, it's more like a political one. And chances are, you've already been infected."

Animation cuts abruptly to Donald Trump.

The evil genius behind this virus? The Leonid Brezhnev-era KGB. (Really! I'm not making this up!)

"If you feel like you don't know who to trust anymore, this might be the thing that's making you feel that way," the narrator says, as the animation shows more and more black and white cells hopelessly succumbing to the red virus  --  reds spreading everywhere, bringing us down from within, as it were. "If you feel exhausted by the news, this could be why. And if you're sick of it all and you just want to stop caring, then we really need to talk."

Animation cuts to a human eye, now filled like a zombie's with infected red sclera.

Amazing. I thought I was exhausted by the news and sick of it all because the journalists have all become exhausting and sickening; because whenever I turn on NPR or open up The New York Times , I feel like Jennifer Connelly in "A Beautiful Mind"when she walks into the garage and discovers it's a shrine to paranoid schizophrenia, and realizes with horror that Russell Crowe's back home with the baby about to give it a bath.

But no. "Chances are," I'm already infected by a KGB virus. Cut to face of Donald Trump.

Makes sense. After all, I have personally had "more than 100 contacts with Russian nationals." I guess I better turn myself in. (For anti-viral treatments? Re-education? A struggle session?)

[Apr 09, 2019] Russians halt search for intelligent life in Washington by Bryan Hemming

Apr 08, 2019 | off-guardian.org

Russian research team which claimed to have detected signs of intelligent life in Washington has now discovered the life there not to be quite so intelligent after all.

A Russian spokesman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told our Moscow science correspondent -- who also wishes to remain anonymous -- that the Washington atmosphere has been poisoned by huge clouds of putrid hot air belching from the corporate media. He explained that such a hostile environment makes it almost impossible for intelligent life to survive, let alone evolve a sustainable culture. The Russian team believes there may still be small pockets of intelligent life elsewhere on the North American continent but without the necessary conditions they need to thrive they are destined to disappear without trace.

Speaking off the record, the Russian spokesman, who asked us not to disclose his identity, added that hopes of finding intelligent life in London, Paris, Berlin and other Western European locations, where it might be expected to flourish, are fading fast. Though it is believed intelligent life once existed in Occiental Europe, an atmosphere suitable for the maintenance of such life has all but evaporated.

[Apr 09, 2019] MAGA - and then Boeing got in the way

It's actually all more than a little absurd. American has become something like a gigantic Monty Python skit.
Apr 09, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org
james , Apr 9, 2019 1:32:54 PM | link

maga - and then boeing got in the way, lol...

Mission Readiness Starts with Services

As a part of Boeing Global Services, U.S. Army Services is designed to support to the Army's entire spectrum of platforms and equipment. The global U.S. Army Services team works side-by-side with customers to fully understand mission requirements, while delivering quality customer service and providing the highest levels of readiness to Army soldiers, operators and maintainers.

uh huh

how about something more then a cheap slogan?? and while yer at it, can you come up with another for boeing??

[Apr 09, 2019] Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and one-time presidential candidate, led him to look into the Department of Energy. Perry had not realized that the DOE was responsible for nuclear bombs, not energy.

Notable quotes:
"... In his most recent book, "The Fifth Risk," Lewis discusses how Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and one-time presidential candidate, led him to look into the Department of Energy. Perry had not realized that the DOE was responsible for nuclear bombs, not energy ..."
Apr 09, 2019 | www.bloomberg.com

What makes for a good nonfiction book? Ask author Michael Lewis, this week's guest on Masters in Business, and he will tell you it is all about characters and narratives. Describing his thinking about his many acclaimed books -- "Moneyball," "The Big Short," "Liar's Poker," "The Undoing Project," "The Blind Side," "Flashboys," and others -- he explained that each of these books is focused on a single character whose experience is a personal story line as well as an instructive tale about a broader event.

In his most recent book, "The Fifth Risk," Lewis discusses how Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and one-time presidential candidate, led him to look into the Department of Energy. Perry had not realized that the DOE was responsible for nuclear bombs, not energy. That led in turn to a shocking discovery about the Trump transition team:

Although the team was supposed to be managed by an experienced political player, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the entire effort was undercut and thwarted by President-elect Donald Trump himself.

From that inauspicious start flows the disorder and chaos that to this day is a hallmark of the Trump administration.

[Apr 09, 2019] Trump had 4 bankruptcies and we let him run US economy !

Apr 09, 2019 | www.unz.com

Cloak And Dagger , says: April 9, 2019 at 12:25 am GMT

@renfro

Trump had 4 bankruptcies let him run your economy !!

2+ years into his presidency, there is little room left for doubt about his competency. I regret having supported him, although arguably, the alternative was worse.

On a lighter note, here is Trump singing from Eurythmics, courtesy of Google AI:

[Apr 08, 2019] What happens to a doomsday cult when the world doesn't end?

From Slate: "The Seekers abandoned their jobs, possessions, and spouses to wait for the flying saucer, but neither the aliens nor the apocalypse arrived. After several uncomfortable hours on the appointed day, Martin received a "message" saying that the group "had spread so much light that God had saved the world from destruction." The group responded by proselytizing with a renewed vigour. According to Festinger, they resolved the intense conflict between reality and prophecy by seeking safety in numbers. "If more people can be persuaded that the system of belief is correct, then clearly, it must, after all, be correct."
... [for members of the cult] "prophecies, per se, almost never fail. They are instead component parts of a complex and interwoven belief system which tends to be very resilient to challenge from outsiders. While the rest of us might focus on the accuracy of an isolated claim as a test of a group's legitimacy, those who are part of that group-and already accept its whole theology-may not be troubled by what seems to them like a minor mismatch. A few people might abandon the group, typically the newest or least-committed adherents, but the vast majority experience little cognitive dissonance and so make only minor adjustments to their beliefs. They carry on, often feeling more spiritually enriched as a result.
"FullOfSchiff" people should be viewed as the members of a new hardcore cult of "Russian collision"
Apr 08, 2019 | economistsview.typepad.com

kurt -> Christopher H.... , March 26, 2019 at 03:28 PM

Barr says Mueller didn't find an "Direct" coordination with "Russian Government officials." That leaves all sorts of room for indirect (through wiki, through Kislyck, through the NRA... etc.). This is wildly different than what you claim here - and your claim is not something you know.

I suppose it could be true, but you are believing the guy that covered up the Iran Contra affair and got Oliver North off for his numerous, admitted crimes.

... ... ...

[Apr 08, 2019] CIA chickens come home to roost After 62 American intervention in foreign elections between 1946 and 1989 the US specialists in color revolution finally organized color revolution at home.

Apr 08, 2019 | economistsview.typepad.com

kurt -> Fred C. Dobbs... , March 26, 2019 at 01:52 PM

"Dov Levin, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, has identified 62 American interventions in foreign elections between 1946 and 1989."

... ... ...

[Apr 08, 2019] Apparently Bibi sleeping in Jareds bed wasn't a metaphor but a foreign policy statement! The house of Kushner that Trump built

Apr 08, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

LOL123 , 3 hours ago link

With Jared kushner ( Bibis bff and playing the role of **** Cheney) and Aldonson Trumps private banker ( aka Vegas buddies) what could go wrong in PEACE negotiations?

... ... ...

Apparently Bibi sleeping in Jareds bed wasn't a metephor but a foreign policy statement!💊🐍 the house of Kushner that Trump built.

[Apr 08, 2019] Billionaire JP Morgan chief attacks socialism as 'a disaster'

Apr 08, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Apr 7, 2019 5:48:41 PM | link

For your amusement:

Billionaire JP Morgan chief attacks socialism as 'a disaster'

[Apr 07, 2019] Mueller Truthers should probably be renamed Mueller waiter

Apr 07, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Peter Van Buren says: April 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Instead of Mueller Truthers I'm thinking of renaming folks Mueller Waiters. Wait for the investigation to end, wait for the summary, wait for the redacted report, wait for the full report, wait for the underlying documents, wait for the hearings, wait for the tax documents, wait for wait for something we like.

Well, tick tock, 2020 is coming. Wait for that.

[Apr 07, 2019] Why Trump can't be Russia or Israeli againt

Putin probably has have enough common sense to pick a less erratic and more effective patsy,
Apr 07, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Dadooo RonRon April 5, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Seems like so many people bark up the wrong tree of "Russian collusion". Trump is nobody's agent, because to be an agent, you have to have a sense of loyalty towards your business partners, and Trump does not have that. He'll throw anyone under the bus.

[Apr 06, 2019] Three stooges of Russiagate: Brennan, Clapper, Comey

Apr 06, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

MM April 5, 2019 at 3:11 pm

...Brennan, Clapper, Comey.

It's not just Maddow who promoted, or entertained the idea, of grand conspiracy theories.

[Apr 06, 2019] The US guy was treated in Iranian hospital. When it came time to use his health care plan to pay the bill, he learned the claim was refused because such transaction would violate US economic sanctions!

Look like US bureaucracy stupidity and rigidity exceeds the USSR bureaucracy, which until recently was unsurpassed.
Apr 06, 2019 | www.unz.com

ChuckOrloski , says: April 6, 2019 at 2:09 pm GMT

@J. Gutierrez Buenos dias, Señor J. Gutierrez!

Am grateful for your noble stand and having written: " and we know who US support, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Nusra, etc."

For your information, come Monday, PreZident t-Rump plans to lie & dangerously declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group. (Zigh) Doing so, no doubt, will provoke NSA Director Boltom to experience an orgasm in his Wall Mart suit pants.

Nonetheless, linked below is a Counterpunch article where William Collins described going to Iran along with colleagues on a peace mission. A fellow suffered a heart problem, and entered an Iranian hospital where he was treated successfully. Nonetheless, when it came time to use his health care plan to pay the bill, Mr. Collins learned the claim was refused because such transaction (obligation) would violate ZUS economic sanctions!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/05/what-i-learned-in-iran/

Post scriptum: Suppose you're in the process of deciding if & when to schedule a ranch-job interview with me? Am patient, thank you!

[Apr 04, 2019] Nine Reasons Why You Should Support Joe Biden For President by Caitlin Johnstone

Highly recommended!
Apr 04, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a video statement telling the American people that the accusations he is now facing of touching women in inappropriate ways without their consent is the product of changing "social norms", assuring everyone that he will indeed be adjusting to those changes.

And thank goodness. For a minute there, I was worried Biden might cave under the pressure of a looming scandal and decline to run for president on the grounds that it could cripple his campaign and leave America facing another four years of Donald Trump. Here are nine good reasons why I hope Joe Biden runs for president, and why you should support him too:

1. It's his turn.

It's Biden's turn to be president. He's spent years playing second fiddle while other leading Democrats hogged all the limelight, and that's not fair. He's been waiting very patiently. Come on.

2. Most Qualified Candidate Ever.

If Joe Biden secures the Democratic Party nomination for president, he would be the Most Qualified Candidate Ever to run for office. His service as a US Senator and a Vice President has given him unparalleled experience priming him for the most powerful elected office in the world. Everything Biden has done throughout his entire career proves that he'd make a great Commander-in-Chief.

3. He's closely associated with a popular Democratic president.

You think Biden, you think Obama. You think Obama, you think greatness. You can't spend that much time with a great Democratic president without absorbing his greatness yourself. It's called osmosis.

4. You liked Obama, didn't you?

Biden was part of the Obama administration. Remember the Obama administration? It was magical, right? If you want more of that, vote Biden.

5. But Trump!

Do you want Trump to win the next election? You know he'll shatter all our norms and literally end the world if he does, right? You should be terrified of the possibility of Trump winning in 2020, and if you are, you should want him running against Joe Biden. What's the alternative? Nominating some crazy unelectable socialist like Bernie Sanders? Might as well just hand Trump the victory now, then. Anyone who wants to beat Trump must fall in line behind the Most Qualified Candidate Ever.

6. Iraq wasn't so bad.

Okay, maybe some of his past foreign policy positions look bad in hindsight, but come on. Pushing for the Iraq war was what everyone was doing back in those days. It was all the rage. We all made it through, right? I mean, most of us?

7. This is happening whether you like it or not.

We're doing this. We're going to push Joe Biden through whether you like it or not, and we can do it the easy way or the hard way. Just relax, take deep breaths, and think about a nice place far away from here. Don't struggle. This will be over before you know it. We'll use plenty of lube.

8. Just vote for him.

Just vote for him, you insolent little shits. Who the fuck do you think you are, anyway? You think you're entitled to a bunch of ponies and unicorns like healthcare and drinkable water? You only think that because you're a bunch of racist, sexist homophobes. You will vote for who we tell you to or we'll spend the next four years calling you all Russian agents and screaming about Susan Sarandon.

9. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

Honestly, what could possibly go wrong? It's not like the Most Qualified Candidate Ever could manage to lose an election to some oafish reality TV star. Hell, Biden could beat Trump in his sleep. He could even skip campaigning in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and still win by a landslide, because those states are in the bag. There's no way he could fail, barring some unprecedented and completely unforeseeable freak occurrences from way out of left field that nobody could possibly have anticipated.

[Apr 04, 2019] As Merkel is the USA stooge, and Germany needs to be freed from the USA vassalitete, and re-installed as an independent country; Putin should do is set up a "Free" German government in K nigsburg just like the US is doing with Gaido in Venezuela.

Apr 04, 2019 | www.unz.com

Cowboy , says: April 4, 2019 at 3:35 pm GMT

@Rurik Upon consideration, what Putin should do is set up a "Free" German government in Königsburg just like the US is doing with Gaido in Venezuela. Get China to recognize it. Then they should start negotiating lucrative contracts, treaties and alliances between the Free Germans and the rest of OBOR. It would be fascinating to see how ZOG reacted.

Oh, and most important of all, declare a new debt free currency, perhaps gold backed. I could live with the Reichsmark.

[Apr 04, 2019] Rep. Swalwell, man of courage: Trump's a Russian agent because "I haven't seen a single piece of evidence that he's not."

Apr 04, 2019 | turcopolier.typepad.com

English Outsider , 8 days ago

Well, there's this man called Swalwell - House Intelligence Committee - who's said that Trump's a Russian agent because "I haven't seen a single piece of evidence that he's not."

Good point. Case closed, looks like.

https://youtu.be/Tbl9KkawfpU

Fred -> English Outsider , 8 days ago
Rep. Swalwell, man of courage, still can't figure out how to file articles of impeachment based on all the 'evidence'.

[Apr 03, 2019] The software's reengagement is what doomed everybody aboard Boeing Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Apr 03, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Flankspeed60 , 2 hours ago link

Never thought Boeing would make Tesla look like a bunch of geniuses...

[Apr 03, 2019] Compassionate Trump Issues Full Presidential Pardon For Robert Mueller

Notable quotes:
"... 'This Man Has Had His Name Dragged Through The Mud -- And For What?' Says President ..."
Apr 03, 2019 | politics.theonion.com
'This Man Has Had His Name Dragged Through The Mud -- And For What?' Says President

... ... ...

[Apr 03, 2019] Shocked Vladimir Putin Slowly Realizing He Didn't Conspire With Trump Campaign

Notable quotes:
"... 'Who The Hell Was I Working With Then?' Asks Russian President ..."
Apr 03, 2019 | politics.theonion.com

'Who The Hell Was I Working With Then?' Asks Russian President

[Apr 03, 2019] After Mueller report Austin Vermillion stop sketing Putin and Trump kissing each other, apologized, and produced a new sketch of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) jerking off Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY.)

See also What House Democrats Are Looking For In Their Trump Probe
Apr 03, 2019 | local.theonion.com

BOULDER, CO -- Admitting he now felt "a bit foolish," 34-year-old local artist Austin Vermillion was reportedly beginning to realize Monday just how wrong he's been after spending the last two years drawing pictures of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin making out.

... ... ...

At press time, Vermillion attempted to make up for his ill-advised and fallacious artwork by producing a new sketch of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) jerking off Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY.)

[Apr 03, 2019] Russiagate in 3 minutes

youtube
Apr 03, 2019 | www.youtube.com

watch-v=alt5kD7ei1I


Mark Antony , 4 days ago

Damn ruskies. Meddling in our domestic affairs in Syria, Venezuela & Iran.

Sabrewolf , 4 days ago (edited)

Words that will live in infamy: "Baghdad has failed to disarm its weapons of mass destruction." - Robert S. Mueller

William Carstairs , 4 days ago (edited)

The Rachael Maddow retirement fund. Priceless Well done. There are a few laughs in there but for me thst by far the best.

Kie Dan , 4 days ago

Russiagate in three words it didn't happen

islandonlinenews , 4 days ago

Glad I didn't waste the last three years watching mainstream propaganda media to get this report. Thanks James!

Joseph , 4 days ago

A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying: "You are mad, you are not like us" - Saint Anthony the Great

Turtle Lake , 4 days ago

Laugh my a$$ off watching this three times. Thank you Nancy for such a great play act. The theater of war, an act of congress and thank God the russians put Trump in the WH!! Thank you James, thank you Mr. Putin and thank you Adam Schiff-less for a great show. Monica eat your heart out!

[Apr 02, 2019] "Vladimir Putin has made a career of intervening abroad and seeing if the world lets him get away with it

Apr 02, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Why is that sentence funny?

Because it also describes every single U.S. president for the last 100 years!

[Apr 02, 2019] Requiem to Russiagate by CJ Hopkins

Highly recommended!
Neoliberal MSM j ust “got it wrong,” again … exactly like was the case with those Iraqi WMDs ;-).
So many neocons and neolibs seem so disappointed to find out that the President is not a Russian asset that it looks they’d secretly wish be ruled by Putin :-).
But in reality there well might be a credible "Trump copllition with the foreign power". Only with a different foreign power. Looks like Trump traded American foreign policy for Zionist money, not Russian money. That means that "the best-Congress-that-AIPAC-money-can-buy" will never impeach him for that.
And BTW as long as Schiff remains the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee the witch hunt is not over. So the leash remains strong.
Notable quotes:
"... it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled . Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement. ..."
"... That's right, as I'm sure you're aware by now, it turns out President Donald Trump, a pompous former reality TV star who can barely string three sentences together without totally losing his train of thought and barking like an elephant seal, is not, in fact, a secret agent conspiring with the Russian intelligence services to destroy the fabric of Western democracy. ..."
"... Paranoid collusion-obsessives will continue to obsess about redactions and cover-ups , but the long and short of the matter is, there will be no perp walks for any of the Trumps. No treason tribunals. No televised hangings. No detachment of Secret Service agents marching Hillary into the White House. ..."
Apr 02, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by CJ Hopkins via The Unz Review,

So the Mueller report is finally in, and it appears that hundreds of millions of Americans have, once again, been woefully bamboozled . Weird, how this just keeps on happening. At this point, Americans have to be the most frequently woefully bamboozled people in the entire history of woeful bamboozlement.

If you didn't know better, you'd think we were all a bunch of hopelessly credulous imbeciles that you could con into believing almost anything, or that our brains had been bombarded with so much propaganda from the time we were born that we couldn't really even think anymore.

That's right, as I'm sure you're aware by now, it turns out President Donald Trump, a pompous former reality TV star who can barely string three sentences together without totally losing his train of thought and barking like an elephant seal, is not, in fact, a secret agent conspiring with the Russian intelligence services to destroy the fabric of Western democracy.

After two long years of bug-eyed hysteria, Inspector Mueller came up with squat. Zip. Zero. Nichts. Nada. Or, all right, he indicted a bunch of Russians that will never see the inside of a courtroom, and a few of Trump's professional sleazebags for lying and assorted other sleazebag activities (so I guess that was worth the $25 million of taxpayers' money that was spent on this circus).

Notwithstanding those historic accomplishments, the entire Mueller investigation now appears to have been another wild goose chase (like the "search" for those non-existent WMDs that we invaded and destabilized the Middle East and murdered hundreds of thousands of people pretending to conduct in 2003). Paranoid collusion-obsessives will continue to obsess about redactions and cover-ups , but the long and short of the matter is, there will be no perp walks for any of the Trumps. No treason tribunals. No televised hangings. No detachment of Secret Service agents marching Hillary into the White House.

The jig, as they say, is up.

But let's try to look on the bright side, shall we?

... ... ...

[Apr 01, 2019] When Trump posted his famous covfefe Tweet

Apr 01, 2019 | www.theguardian.com

MSM honchos were frantically typing #Covfefe on Google translate to see what it means in Russian.

pic.twitter.com/0DubNBvs3C

[Apr 01, 2019] Rachel Maddow's Ratings Tank After Mueller Report

If not public hara-kiri always an option ?
Apr 01, 2019 | www.youtube.com

Aaron Mate

If you're MSNBC right now. what do you do? After 2 years of peddling a conspiracy theory by shutting out dissenting voices & countervailing facts,
do you: double down w/ deflection, denial, distortion in the hopes your audience doesn't catch on; or: start doing actual journalism?

Mike PenceTD , 3 days ago

"If you dont read the papers, you are uninformed, if you do read the papers, you are missinformed" - Jimmy Dore, 2019

Silas Ash , 4 days ago

Turns out Maddow wasn't the star of her show. The fake news conspiracy theory was the star

[Apr 01, 2019] Johnstone Leaked '401'-Page Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied, Collusion Theorists Vindicated

Notable quotes:
"... "I'm sorry for calling the Russiagaters idiots, morons, drooling imbeciles, stupid, gullible sheep, foam-brained human livestock, tinfoil pussyhat-wearing delusional conspiracy theorists, demented cold war-enabling McCarthyite bootlickers, oafish slug-headed slime creatures, energy-sucking, CIA-coddling wastes of space and oxygen, and an embarrassment to the human species" ..."
"... " He then put on a pair of sunglasses and rode off on a motorcycle due east into the rising sun, while the smooth notes of a single saxophone resounded through the D.C. cityscape." ..."
Apr 01, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

An unredacted copy of the Robert Mueller report has been leaked to the Washington Post , who published the full document on its website Monday.

The report contains many shocking revelations which prove that Attorney General William Barr deceived the world in his summary of its contents, as astute Trump-Russia collusion theorists have been claiming since it emerged .

For example, while Barr's excerpted quote from the report may read like a seemingly unequivocal assertion, "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," it turns out that the full sentence reads very differently:

" It is totally not the case that the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

The following sentence is even more damning: "It definitely did establish that that happened."

The report goes on to list the evidence for numerous acts of direct conspiracy between Trump allies and the Russian government, including a detailed description of the footage from an obtained copy of the notorious "kompromat" video, in which Trump is seen paying Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed once slept in by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as other documents fully verifying the entire Christopher Steele dossier which was published by BuzzFeed in January 2017.

Other evidence listed in the report includes communication transcripts in which Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen ordering President Trump to bomb Syria, stage a coup in Venezuela, arm Ukraine, escalate against Russia in America's Nuclear Posture Review, withdraw from the INF treaty and the Iran deal, undermine Russia's fossil fuel interests in Germany, expand NATO, and maintain a large military presence near Russia's border.

... ... ...

Obviously I owe the world a very big apology. I'm sorry for calling the Russiagaters idiots, morons, drooling imbeciles, stupid, gullible sheep, foam-brained human livestock, tinfoil pussyhat-wearing delusional conspiracy theorists, demented cold war-enabling McCarthyite bootlickers, oafish slug-headed slime creatures, energy-sucking, CIA-coddling wastes of space and oxygen, and an embarrassment to the human species. Clearly, because of their indisputable vindication this April the first 2019, they are definitely none of these things.

RightLineBacker, (Edited)

After recovering from a near heart attack...and loading my weapons in preparation of taking to the streets... I noticed it was April 1st. Funny & not funny at the same time.

Damn! Back to my beer & popcorn.

desertboy

"I'm sorry for calling the Russiagaters idiots, morons, drooling imbeciles, stupid, gullible sheep, foam-brained human livestock, tinfoil pussyhat-wearing delusional conspiracy theorists, demented cold war-enabling McCarthyite bootlickers, oafish slug-headed slime creatures, energy-sucking, CIA-coddling wastes of space and oxygen, and an embarrassment to the human species"

Me too. It's worth repeating.

noshitsherlock

" He then put on a pair of sunglasses and rode off on a motorcycle due east into the rising sun, while the smooth notes of a single saxophone resounded through the D.C. cityscape."

Bwahahahaha


[Apr 01, 2019] At best, calling the Russian election attack another September 11 betrays an insulting lack of perspective, akin to that of a bored teenager

Apr 01, 2019 | forward.com

At best, calling the Russian election attack another September 11 betrays an insulting lack of perspective, akin to that of a bored teenager who claims sitting through algebra class is "literally torture".

[Mar 31, 2019] Because of the immediate arrival of the Russia collusion theory, neither MSM honchos nor any US politician ever had to look into the camera and say, I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Russiagate became a convenient replacement explanation absolving an incompetent political establishment for its complicity in what happened in 2016, and not just the failure to see it coming. ..."
"... Because of the immediate arrival of the collusion theory, neither Wolf Blitzer nor any politician ever had to look into the camera and say, "I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump ..."
Mar 31, 2019 | www.moonofalabama.org

psychohistorian , Mar 30, 2019 7:51:28 PM | link

Here is an insightful read on Trump's (s)election and Russiagate that I think is not OT

Taibbi: On Russiagate and Our Refusal to Face Why Trump Won

The take away quote

" Russiagate became a convenient replacement explanation absolving an incompetent political establishment for its complicity in what happened in 2016, and not just the failure to see it coming.

Because of the immediate arrival of the collusion theory, neither Wolf Blitzer nor any politician ever had to look into the camera and say, "I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump ."

As a peedupon all I can see is that the elite seem to be fighting amongst themselves or (IMO) providing cover for ongoing elite power/control efforts. It might not be about private/public finance in a bigger picture but I can't see anything else that makes sense

[Mar 31, 2019] We can spend unlimited money of Russiagate nonsense, but Enforcement of financial laws is not our thing. Just ask Chuck Schumer of the #Non-Resistance:

Mar 31, 2019 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

WheresOurTeddy , , March 29, 2019 at 11:49 am

Enforcement of financial laws is not our thing. Just ask Chuck Schumer of the #Non-Resistance:

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/28/sec-democratic-commissioner-chuck-schumer/

[Mar 30, 2019] The Democrats' finest constitutional scholar, oy vey.

www.moonofalabama.org

Ken Zaretzke March 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm

Here's Laurence Tribe in a recent interview:

"Think about it. The Republican Party that was concerned about the Soviet Union and how terrible and dangerous the KGB was, now supports Donald Trump, a president who essentially licks the feet of a former KGB agent in the person of Vladimir Putin."

The Democrats' finest constitutional scholar, oy vey.

[Mar 29, 2019] Rachel Maddow is still "FullOfSchiff"

Mar 29, 2019 | consortiumnews.com

After news broke that Robert Mueller had turned in his final report without recommending any further indictments, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow began frantically retweeting blue-checkmarked Twitter pundits who claimed that since nobody knows the contents of the report yet, the news that the number of Americans indicted for conspiring with the Russian government is set at zero doesn't matter.

[Mar 29, 2019] "I don't need a full impeachment / I just need a little fun / Please don't tell us we aren't crazy / At least indict his oldest son."

Mar 29, 2019 | www.rollingstone.com

All this hyping of Mueller The Omniscient dovetailed with the preposterous mythologizing of the special counsel through consumer goods ( Mueller action figures ! " Mueller time! " beverage mugs! Saint Robert Muller prints!) and breathless stories like the Vanity Fair ode to the " dreamiest G-man to hunt for collusion ."

Then there were episodes like the " All I want for Christmas is you !" song performed by the SNL cast. "I don't need a full impeachment / I just need a little fun / Please don't tell us we aren't crazy / At least indict his oldest son."

[Mar 29, 2019] The Russia stuff is such a BS: if you had a bottle of vodka in your house, they would call that Russian collusion.

Mar 29, 2019 | www.youtube.com

The Russia stuff is BS if you had a bottle of vodka in your house, they would call that Russian collusion .

[Mar 27, 2019] Rachel Maddow, the indefatigable warrior demonstrates the power of paranoid neoliberal center

Mar 27, 2019 | www.theamericanconservative.com

There is essential difference between paranoias of the fringes and what Reason's Jesse Walker once called "the paranoid center." Because the center believes in the basic goodness of American and Western institutions, the basic wisdom and patriotism of their personnel, its threat matrix is always attuned to Great Enemies outside and radicals within, and its greatest fears tend to involve the two groups working together -- whether that means Middle Eastern dictators and Islamist sleeper cells after Sept. 11 or the grand alliance of Putinists and homegrown white nationalists that's blamed for Donald Trump.

[Mar 26, 2019] Chris Christie rips Kushner's dad- 'One of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes that I prosecuted'

Highly recommended!
Mar 26, 2019 | www.washingtonpost.com

Mwrle66, 1 month ago

Hmmm--"tax evasion, witness tampering, and illegal campaign contributions" -- are we talking about Jared's dad or his father-in-law?

[Mar 26, 2019] Mueller Madness contest: Which Liberal Pundit Ranks The Worst At Peddling Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory

Mar 26, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

As the MSM pretends we all have goldfish brains and can't remember that they spent the last two years convicting Donald Trump in the court of public opinion, the New York Post is out with "Mueller Madness" brackets to determine who in the media takes the cake for the peddling the most fiction.

The president's haters no doubt wish to memory-hole collusion and move on to the next anti-Trump theory. But not so fast: We want to laurel the punditry "champion" -- the one who peddled the most nonsensical nonsense, the wildest inanities, the weirdest theories and unsubstantiated stories.

That's where your brackets come in.

Our contenders are divided into four groups (not unlike NCAA conferences): the print journalists, the cable TV talkers, the Twitterati and the network news reporters and "analysts." And the brackets are seeded, with the most visible and influential figures contending against the lesser-known.

Click here for a high-resolution version, and vote for your winner at madness@nypost.com :

[Mar 25, 2019] Crocodile tears: M>adCow crying for indictments after setting up public hostility to Russia for a decade or more.

Doubling down is just stupid. And that war pig Rachel Maddow lost 500k viewers. That's why she cries. she sries about lst money.
She does not cry about deceived and brainwashed public, which was subjected to unprecedented Neo-McCarthyism complagn for more then a year.
Notable quotes:
"... The MSNBC host, who has devoted countless hours of airtime to gossiping about the alleged ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, struggled to keep her composure while discussing the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which wrapped up on Friday without issuing any further indictments ..."
"... Maddow didn't succumb to this unexpected and shocking injustice, however, and reassured her viewers that Mueller's decision not to issue a single collusion-related indictment is the "start of something apparently, not the end of something." ..."
"... "Very rough night at MSNBC. Rachel Maddow looks like she's going to cry. Chris Hayes glasses are all fogged up," noted radio host Mark Simone. ..."
"... "This is what it looks like when you've deliberately misled your audience for two years, and then the music stops, and the bill comes due. @maddow," tweeted OANN White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson. ..."
"... "#Maddow either choking on kitty litter chunks or facing the hard cold reality she's the worst journalist in television history," quipped actor and conservative commentator James Woods. ..."
"... "So can those of us on the left criticize Trump on the actual issues now, and FINALLY give up on #Russiagate? For 2 years, @maddow has lead @MSNBC in selling us the narrative that Trump colluded w/ Russia What will @maddow do now? Double down or actually do journalism?" asked author and activist Dennis Trainor Jr. ..."
"... Later on Saturday, Maddow mocked the suggestion that she was watery-eyed and might have held back tears. ..."
Mar 25, 2019 | www.rt.com

Crying for indictments? Maddow 'holds backs tears' as she discusses end of Mueller probe (VIDEO)

The MSNBC host, who has devoted countless hours of airtime to gossiping about the alleged ties between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin, struggled to keep her composure while discussing the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which wrapped up on Friday without issuing any further indictments.

Rachel Maddow ( @maddow ) is literally crying 😂😂😂 #LiberalismIsAMentalDisease #MuellerReport pic.twitter.com/hNZThQlREv

-- Conservative Millennial (@deeg25) March 23, 2019

According to the Daily Caller, Maddow came close to crying as she commented on the Russiagate-deflating development. Many on Twitter insisted that she actually shed tears. A clip of the broadcast shows a watery-eyed Maddow seemingly grappling with the reality that Donald Trump and his family will not be frog-marched out of the White House.

Maddow didn't succumb to this unexpected and shocking injustice, however, and reassured her viewers that Mueller's decision not to issue a single collusion-related indictment is the "start of something apparently, not the end of something."

The internet laughed and laughed.

"Very rough night at MSNBC. Rachel Maddow looks like she's going to cry. Chris Hayes glasses are all fogged up," noted radio host Mark Simone.

Very rough night at MSNBC. Rachel Maddow looks like she's going to cry. Chris Hayes glasses are all fogged up.

-- MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) March 23, 2019

"This is what it looks like when you've deliberately misled your audience for two years, and then the music stops, and the bill comes due. @maddow," tweeted OANN White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson.

This is what it looks like when you've deliberately misled your audience for two years, and then the music stops, and the bill comes due. @maddow https://t.co/4bkBUEwx8y

-- Emerald Robinson (@EmeraldRobinson) March 23, 2019

"#Maddow either choking on kitty litter chunks or facing the hard cold reality she's the worst journalist in television history," quipped actor and conservative commentator James Woods.

"What's going on with Maddow? Has she been hospitalized? Sedated?" inquired journalist Michael Tracey.

Others expressed exasperation at Maddow's refusal to face the music, accusing the MSNBC host of ignoring real, pressing issues as she leads her Russiagate crusade.

"So can those of us on the left criticize Trump on the actual issues now, and FINALLY give up on #Russiagate? For 2 years, @maddow has lead @MSNBC in selling us the narrative that Trump colluded w/ Russia What will @maddow do now? Double down or actually do journalism?" asked author and activist Dennis Trainor Jr.

So can those of us on the left criticize Trump on the actual issues now, and FINALLY give up on #Russiagate ?
For 2 years, @maddow has lead @MSNBC in selling us the narrative that Trump colluded w/ Russia
What will @maddow do now? Double down or actually do journalism?

-- Dennis Trainor Jr (@dennistrainorjr) March 23, 2019

Later on Saturday, Maddow mocked the suggestion that she was watery-eyed and might have held back tears.

LOL -- the Russia Today and conservative media news this morning that I **wept** -- I cried and cried -- through the show last night. LOLololol.

-- Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 23, 2019

[Mar 25, 2019] 'Hard to find a black cat in a dark room, if there is none in the room' – Kremlin on Mueller report by Maxim Blinov

Mar 25, 2019 | www.rt.com

Russia doesn't interfere in the affairs of other countries and has no intention of doing so, the Kremlin said, dismissing accusations of meddling in US elections, contained in the Mueller report, as groundless.

"It's hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if it isn't there," the President's spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the release of a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

[Mar 24, 2019] No matter the result, what is found or is not, to the neocons/neolib Establishment, Trump will always be waiting for his next check written in Cyrillic and denominated in rubles.

Notable quotes:
"... It's not Rubles.. Those be Sheckels. ..."
Mar 24, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com

Perry Colace

All of this reminds me of the first combat scene in 'Full Metal Jacket'. Joker is being helicoptered into the battle at Hue, and the door gunner is just firing his M-60 nonstop, yelling 'Get some! Come on! Get some!', as people below are running and getting shot. Joker says, 'Aren't you afraid that you might be killing innocent women......or children?'. The door gunner says,

If they run, they're VC.

If they stand still, they're WELL TRAINED VC!'.

No matter the result, what is found or is not, to the left, Trump will always be waiting for his next check written in Cyrillic and denominated in rubles.

Macher1, 3 hours ago

It's not Rubles.. Those be Sheckels.

[Mar 24, 2019] Mueller-D mmerung by C.J. Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I was sure they were going to go ahead and fabricate some kind of "smoking gun" evidence (like the pee-stained sheets from that Moscow hotel), or coerce one of his sleazy minions into testifying that he personally saw Trump down on his knees "colluding" Putin in the back room of a Russian sauna. ..."
"... This is what Trump is about to do with Russiagate. ..."
"... He is going to explain to the American people that the Democrats, the corporate media, Hollywood, the liberal intelligentsia, and elements of the intelligence agencies conspired to try to force him out of office with an unprecedented propaganda campaign and a groundless special investigation. He is going to explain to the American people that Russiagate, from start to finish, was, in his words, a ridiculous "witch hunt," a childish story based on nothing. Then he's going to tell them a different story. ..."
"... The oligarchy that runs the country responded to the American people's decision by inventing a completely cock-and-bull story about Donald Trump being a Russian agent who the American people were tricked into voting for by nefarious Russian mind-control operatives, getting every organ of the liberal corporate media to disseminate and relentlessly promote this story on a daily basis for nearly three years, and appointing a special prosecutor to conduct an official investigation in order to lend it the appearance of legitimacy. ..."
"... Every component of the ruling establishment (i.e., the government, the media, the intelligence agencies, the liberal intelligentsia, et al.) collaborated in an unprecedented effort to remove an American president from office based on a bunch of made-up horseshit which kind of amounts to an attempted soft coup. ..."
"... The Russo-Nazi Terrorists are not coming. The global capitalist ruling classes are putting down a populist insurgency , delegitimizing any and all forms of dissent from their global capitalist ideology and resistance to the hegemony of global capitalism. In the process, they are conditioning people to completely abandon their critical faculties and behave like twitching Pavlovian idiots who will obediently respond to whatever stimuli or blatantly fabricated propaganda the corporate media bombards them with. ..."
Mar 24, 2019 | www.unz.com

If Nietzsche was right, and what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, we can thank the global capitalist ruling classes, the Democratic Party, and the corporate media for four more years of Donald Trump. The long-awaited Mueller report is due any day now, or so they keep telling us. Once it is delivered, and does not prove that Trump is a Russian intelligence asset, or that he personally conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton, well, things are liable to get a bit awkward.

Given the amount of goalpost-moving and focus-shifting that has been going on, clearly, this is what everyone's expecting.

Honestly, I'm a bit surprised. I was sure they were going to go ahead and fabricate some kind of "smoking gun" evidence (like the pee-stained sheets from that Moscow hotel), or coerce one of his sleazy minions into testifying that he personally saw Trump down on his knees "colluding" Putin in the back room of a Russian sauna. After all, if you're going to accuse a sitting president of being a Russian intelligence asset, you kind of need to be able to prove it, or (a) you defeat the whole purpose of the exercise, (b) you destroy your own credibility, and (c) you present that sitting president with a powerful weapon he can use to bury you.

This is not exactly rocket science. As any seasoned badass will tell you, when you're resolving a conflict with another seasoned badass, you don't take out a gun unless you're going to use it. Taking a gun out, waving it around, and not shooting the other badass with it, is generally not a winning strategy. What often happens, if you're dumb enough to do that, is that the other badass will take your gun from you and either shoot you or beat you senseless with it.

This is what Trump is about to do with Russiagate. When the Mueller report fails to present any evidence that he "colluded" with Russia to steal the election, Trump is going to reach over, grab that report, roll it up tightly into a makeshift cudgel, and then beat the snot out of his opponents with it. He is going to explain to the American people that the Democrats, the corporate media, Hollywood, the liberal intelligentsia, and elements of the intelligence agencies conspired to try to force him out of office with an unprecedented propaganda campaign and a groundless special investigation. He is going to explain to the American people that Russiagate, from start to finish, was, in his words, a ridiculous "witch hunt," a childish story based on nothing. Then he's going to tell them a different story.

That story goes a little something like this

Back in November of 2016, the American people were so fed up with the neoliberal oligarchy that everyone knows really runs the country that they actually elected Donald Trump president. They did this fully aware that Trump was a repulsive, narcissistic ass clown who bragged about "grabbing women by the pussy" and jabbered about building "a big, beautiful wall" and making the Mexican government pay for it. They did this fully aware of the fact that Donald Trump had zero experience in any political office whatsoever, and was a loudmouth bigot, and was possibly out of his gourd on amphetamines half the time. The American people did not care. They were so disgusted with being conned by arrogant, two-faced, establishment stooges like the Clintons, the Bushes, and Barack Obama that they chose to put Donald Trump in office, because, fuck it, what did they have to lose?

The oligarchy that runs the country responded to the American people's decision by inventing a completely cock-and-bull story about Donald Trump being a Russian agent who the American people were tricked into voting for by nefarious Russian mind-control operatives, getting every organ of the liberal corporate media to disseminate and relentlessly promote this story on a daily basis for nearly three years, and appointing a special prosecutor to conduct an official investigation in order to lend it the appearance of legitimacy.

Every component of the ruling establishment (i.e., the government, the media, the intelligence agencies, the liberal intelligentsia, et al.) collaborated in an unprecedented effort to remove an American president from office based on a bunch of made-up horseshit which kind of amounts to an attempted soft coup.

This is the story Donald Trump is going to tell the American people.

A minority of ideological heretics on what passes for the American Left are going to help him tell this story, not because we support Donald Trump, but because we believe that the mass hysteria and authoritarian fanaticism that has been manufactured over the course of Russiagate represents a danger greater than Trump. It has reached some neo-Riefenstahlian level, this bug-eyed, spittle-flecked, cult-like behavior worse even than the mass hysteria that gripped most Americans back in 2003, when they cheered on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the murder, rape, and torture of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children based on a bunch of made-up horseshit.

We are going to be vilified, we leftist heretics, for helping Trump tell Americans this story. We are going to be denounced as Trumpenleft traitors , Putin-sympathizers, and Nazi-adjacents (as we were denounced as terrorist-sympathizers and Saddam-loving traitors back in 2003). We are going to be denounced as all these things by liberals, and by other leftists. We are going to be warned that pointing out how the government, the media, and the intelligence agencies all worked together to sell people Russiagate will only get Trump reelected, and, if that happens, it will be the End of Everything.

It will not be the End of Everything.

What might, however, be the End of Everything, or might lead us down the road to the End of Everything, is if otherwise intelligent human beings continue to allow themselves to be whipped into fits of mass hysteria and run around behaving like a mindless herd of propaganda-regurgitating zombies whenever the global capitalist ruling classes tell them that "the Russians are coming!" or that "the Nazis are coming!" or that "the Terrorists are coming!"

The Russo-Nazi Terrorists are not coming. The global capitalist ruling classes are putting down a populist insurgency , delegitimizing any and all forms of dissent from their global capitalist ideology and resistance to the hegemony of global capitalism. In the process, they are conditioning people to completely abandon their critical faculties and behave like twitching Pavlovian idiots who will obediently respond to whatever stimuli or blatantly fabricated propaganda the corporate media bombards them with.

If you want a glimpse of the dystopian future it isn't an Orwellian boot in your face. It's Invasion of the Body Snatchers . Study the Russiagate believers' reactions to the Mueller report when it is finally delivered. Observe the bizarre intellectual contortions their minds perform to rationalize their behavior over the last three years. Trust me, it will not be pretty. Cognitive dissonance never is.

Or, who knows, maybe the Russiagate gang will pull a fast one at the eleventh hour, and accuse Robert Mueller of Putinist sympathies (or appearing in that FSB video of Trump's notorious Moscow pee-party), and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor. That should get them through to 2020!

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Mar 24, 2019] About vain hopes that the accountability should follow Parteigenosse Mueller report

That is thermonuclear-level sarcasm. Love it.
Notable quotes:
"... Nothing will happen. In fact, the way things have been going, Trump will make Mueller the next AG. ..."
turcopolier.typepad.com

MP98 , 12 hours ago

Problem is...who's going to do the prosecuting? The DOJ - protector of the swamp - has become thoroughly corrupted as an arm of the Democrat-media party. Should (can) Trump appoint a special prosecutor as far as possible from the DOJ?

peter hodges , 12 hours ago

Nothing will happen. In fact, the way things have been going, Trump will make Mueller the next AG.

[Feb 13, 2019] Making Globalism Great Again by C.J. Hopkins

Highly recommended!
Pretty biting satire
Notable quotes:
"... So how did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a fascist (i.e., like a "normal" president). Which is to say he did the bidding of the deep state goons and corporate mandarins that manage the global capitalist empire the smiley, happy, democracy-spreading, post-fascist version of fascism we live under. ..."
"... Notwithstanding what the corporate media will tell you, Americans elected Donald Trump, a preposterous, self-aggrandizing ass clown, not because they were latent Nazis, or because they were brainwashed by Russian hackers, but, primarily, because they wanted to believe that he sincerely cared about America, and was going to try to "make it great again" (whatever that was supposed to mean, exactly). ..."
"... Unfortunately, there is no America. There is nothing to make great again. "America" is a fiction, a fantasy, a nostalgia that hucksters like Donald Trump (and other, marginally less buffoonish hucksters) use to sell whatever they are selling themselves, wars, cars, whatever. What there is, in reality, instead of America, is a supranational global capitalist empire, a decentralized, interdependent network of global corporations, financial institutions, national governments, intelligence agencies, supranational governmental entities, military forces, media, and so on. If that sounds far-fetched or conspiratorial, look at what is going on in Venezuela. ..."
"... And Venezuela is just the most recent blatant example of the empire in action. ..."
Feb 11, 2019 | www.unz.com

Maybe Donald Trump isn't as stupid as I thought. I'd hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn't help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and " the brink of fascism " that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election.

I googled around pretty well, I think, but I couldn't find a single editorial warning that Trump is about to summarily cancel the U.S. Constitution, dissolve Congress, and proclaim himself Führer . Nor did I see any mention of Auschwitz , or any other Nazi stuff which is weird, considering that the Hitler hysteria has been a standard feature of the official narrative we've been subjected to for the last two years.

So how did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a fascist (i.e., like a "normal" president). Which is to say he did the bidding of the deep state goons and corporate mandarins that manage the global capitalist empire the smiley, happy, democracy-spreading, post-fascist version of fascism we live under.

I'm referring, of course, to Venezuela, which is one of a handful of uncooperative countries that are not playing ball with global capitalism and which haven't been "regime changed" yet. Trump green-lit the attempted coup purportedly being staged by the Venezuelan "opposition," but which is obviously a U.S. operation, or, rather, a global capitalist operation. As soon as he did, the corporate media immediately suspended calling him a fascist, and comparing him to Adolf Hitler, and so on, and started spewing out blatant propaganda supporting his effort to overthrow the elected government of a sovereign country.

Overthrowing the governments of sovereign countries, destroying their economies, stealing their gold, and otherwise bringing them into the fold of the global capitalist "international community" is not exactly what most folks thought Trump meant by "Make America Great Again." Many Americans have never been to Venezuela, or Syria, or anywhere else the global capitalist empire has been ruthlessly restructuring since shortly after the end of the Cold War. They have not been lying awake at night worrying about Venezuelan democracy, or Syrian democracy, or Ukrainian democracy.

This is not because Americans are a heartless people, or an ignorant or a selfish people. It is because, well, it is because they are Americans (or, rather, because they believe they are Americans), and thus are more interested in the problems of Americans than in the problems of people in faraway lands that have nothing whatsoever to do with America. Notwithstanding what the corporate media will tell you, Americans elected Donald Trump, a preposterous, self-aggrandizing ass clown, not because they were latent Nazis, or because they were brainwashed by Russian hackers, but, primarily, because they wanted to believe that he sincerely cared about America, and was going to try to "make it great again" (whatever that was supposed to mean, exactly).

Unfortunately, there is no America. There is nothing to make great again. "America" is a fiction, a fantasy, a nostalgia that hucksters like Donald Trump (and other, marginally less buffoonish hucksters) use to sell whatever they are selling themselves, wars, cars, whatever. What there is, in reality, instead of America, is a supranational global capitalist empire, a decentralized, interdependent network of global corporations, financial institutions, national governments, intelligence agencies, supranational governmental entities, military forces, media, and so on. If that sounds far-fetched or conspiratorial, look at what is going on in Venezuela.

The entire global capitalist empire is working in concert to force the elected president of the country out of office. The US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands, Israel, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Argentina have officially recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, in spite of the fact that no one elected him. Only the empire's official evil enemies (i.e., Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Cuba, and other uncooperative countries) are objecting to this "democratic" coup. The global financial system (i.e., banks) has frozen (i.e., stolen) Venezuela's assets, and is attempting to transfer them to Guaido so he can buy the Venezuelan military. The corporate media are hammering out the official narrative like a Goebbelsian piano in an effort to convince the general public that all this has something to do with democracy. You would have to be a total moron or hopelessly brainwashed not to recognize what is happening.

What is happening has nothing to do with America the "America" that Americans believe they live in and that many of them want to "make great again." What is happening is exactly what has been happening around the world since the end of the Cold War, albeit most dramatically in the Middle East. The de facto global capitalist empire is restructuring the planet with virtual impunity. It is methodically eliminating any and all impediments to the hegemony of global capitalism, and the privatization and commodification of everything.

Venezuela is one of these impediments. Overthrowing its government has nothing to do with America, or the lives of actual Americans. "America" is not to going conquer Venezuela and plant an American flag on its soil. "America" is not going to steal its oil, ship it "home," and parcel it out to "Americans" in their pickups in the parking lot of Walmart.

What what about those American oil corporations? They want that Venezuelan oil, don't they? Well, sure they do, but here's the thing there are no "American" oil corporations. Corporations, especially multi-billion dollar transnational corporations (e.g., Chevron, ExxonMobil, et al.) have no nationalities, nor any real allegiances, other than to their major shareholders. Chevron, for example, whose major shareholders are asset management and mutual fund companies like Black Rock, The Vanguard Group, SSgA Funds Management, Geode Capital Management, Wellington Management, and other transnational, multi-trillion dollar outfits. Do you really believe that being nominally headquartered in Boston or New York makes these companies "American," or that Deutsche Bank is a "German" bank, or that BP is a "British" company?

And Venezuela is just the most recent blatant example of the empire in action. Ask yourself, honestly, what have the "American" regime change ops throughout the Greater Middle East done for any actual Americans, other than get a lot of them killed? Oh, and how about those bailouts for all those transnational "American" investment banks? Or the billions "America" provides to Israel? Someone please explain how enriching the shareholders of transnational corporations like Raytheon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin by selling billions in weapons to Saudi Arabian Islamists is benefiting "the American people." How much of that Saudi money are you seeing? And, wait, I've got another one for you. Call up your friendly 401K manager, ask how your Pfizer shares are doing, then compare that to what you're paying some "American" insurance corporation to not really cover you.

For the last two-hundred years or so, we have been conditioned to think of ourselves as the citizens of a collection of sovereign nation states, as "Americans," "Germans," "Greeks," and so on. There are no more sovereign nation states. Global capitalism has done away with them. Which is why we are experiencing a "neo-nationalist" backlash. Trump, Brexit, the so-called "new populism" these are the death throes of national sovereignty, like the thrashing of a suffocating fish before you whack it and drop it in the cooler. The battle is over, but the fish doesn't know that. It didn't even realize there was a battle until it suddenly got jerked up out of the water.

In any event, here we are, at the advent of the global capitalist empire. We are not going back to the 19th Century, nor even to the early 20th Century. Neither Donald Trump nor anyone else is going to "Make America Great Again." Global capitalism will continue to remake the world into one gigantic marketplace where we work ourselves to death at bullshit jobs in order to buy things we don't need, accumulating debts we can never pay back, the interest on which will further enrich the global capitalist ruling classes, who, as you may have noticed, are preparing for the future by purchasing luxury underground bunkers and post-apocalyptic compounds in New Zealand. That, and militarizing the police, who they will need to maintain "public order" you know, like they are doing in France at the moment, by beating, blinding, and hideously maiming those Gilets Jaunes (i.e., Yellow Vest) protesters that the corporate media are doing their best to demonize and/or render invisible.

Or, who knows, Americans (and other Western consumers) might take a page from those Yellow Vests, set aside their political differences (or at least ignore their hatred of each other long enough to actually try to achieve something), and focus their anger at the politicians and corporations that actually run the empire, as opposed to, you know, illegal immigrants and imaginary legions of Nazis and Russians. In the immortal words of General Buck Turgidson, "I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed," but, heck, it might be worth a try, especially since, the way things are going, we are probably going end up out there anyway.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

[Feb 10, 2019] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes the Problem of Dark Money in Politics NowThis - YouTube

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Patrick NEZ , 2 days ago

Good for her. Unfortunately a number of American citizens aren't intelligent enough to realize this exact scenario is playing out right now!

Avembe , 2 days ago

OMG this lady is just a nuclear weapon by herself.

ATX World , 2 days ago

Love this feisty congresswoman. I can see why AOC is dislike by the right and even many democrats. She's in DC to work for the American ppl and not enrich herself or special interest. Love the 2018 class and hope they make changes and clean up DC.

TrueDaxian , 2 days ago

AOC is amazing, pointing out all the fundamental wrongs in our political system. I hope she stays in Congress as long as possible to spread her influence.

Lani Tuitupou , 2 days ago

True bravery and leadership in the face of corruption ! I love this woman

Michael Zinns , 2 days ago

AOC is speaking out when no one else will about the corruption in Washington. She is disliked because she is actually fighting for people. This makes me want to move to New York just so I can vote for her. Keep it up the pressure.

Aracelis Morales Garcia de Ramos , 2 days ago

She is going to be needing extra security. She's poised to take them down and we know how these things have been handled in the past. I'm loving her fearlessness but worry for her safety. May she be protected and blessed. SMIB

[Jan 29, 2019] After hiring Abrams the next logical step would be hiring Hillary or Wolfowitz. WTF Is Trump Thinking

Highly recommended!
As George Carlin observed, it's a big club and you aren't in it. Hiring Elliott Abrams makes Trump a variation on theme of Bush II: the more things change that more they stay the same. BTW Bush also campaigned on withdrew troops and no national building .
Notable quotes:
"... When did he hire Hillary? ..."
"... There is not much difference between Hillary and Pompeo. Pompeo is basically Hillary with a **** and a religious twist ..."
"... Who knew that in electing Trump we were electing the ultimate politician? His "art of the deal" is nothing but politics 101: Blame both sides, apologize for your side, and immediately surrender your stronger points while praising the weak points of your opponent. And when you have a chance, give up; sacrifice your friends and appoint their enemies, and, last but not least, look everybody in the eye and say, "I didn't steal the money, "mistakes were made." ..."
Jan 29, 2019 | www.zerohedge.com
schroedingersrat, 5 hours ago

Trump is a psychopath and he loves to hire even bigger psychopaths. Your whole admin is a swamp of sociopaths, psychopaths and other sick deranged people.

TGF Texas, 5 hours ago link

When did he hire Hillary?

schroedingersrat, 38 minutes ago link

There is not much difference between Hillary and Pompeo. Pompeo is basically Hillary with a **** and a religious twist

bshirley1968, 2 hours ago

Thinking? Well that's a stretch of the imagination, but let me suggest this......

  1. The opposition hates me. I can do no right.
  2. The Trumptards blindly support me. I can do no wrong.
  3. There are not enough independent thinkers to make a difference as the two main sides bitterly fight eachother over every minute, meaningless issue.
  4. I can pretty much do as I please without consequence.....like pay off all my buddies and pander to the jews/globalist/elites.

That could be what he is thinking. But I can bet you anything that there isn't a Trumptard out there that can comment here and give us a rational reason for this appointment. Oh, they can down vote because they don't like being called Trumptards. .....but they don't mind being one.

NAV, 2 hours ago

Who knew that in electing Trump we were electing the ultimate politician? His "art of the deal" is nothing but politics 101: Blame both sides, apologize for your side, and immediately surrender your stronger points while praising the weak points of your opponent. And when you have a chance, give up; sacrifice your friends and appoint their enemies, and, last but not least, look everybody in the eye and say, "I didn't steal the money, "mistakes were made."

williambanzai7, 4 hours ago

Wondering who is getting fucked?

NAV

We are.

[Jan 14, 2019] Nanci Pelosi and company at the helm of the the ship the Imperial USA

Highly recommended!
The quote below is from Tucker book... Tucker Carlson for President ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... What was written as an allegory is starting to feel like a documentary, as generations of misrule threaten to send our country beneath the waves. ..."
"... Facts threaten their fantasies. And so they continue as if what they're doing is working, making mistakes and reaping consequences that were predictable even to Greek philosophers thousands of years before the Internet. ..."
"... They're fools. The rest of us are their passengers. ..."
Jan 14, 2019 | www.amazon.com

Most terrifying of all, the crew has become incompetent. They have no idea how to sail. They're spinning the ship's wheel like they're playing roulette and cackling like mental patients. The boat is listing, taking on water, about to sink. They're totally unaware that any of this is happening. As waves wash over the deck, they're awarding themselves majestic new titles and raising their own salaries. You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You're trapped on a ship of fools.

Plato imagined this scene in The Republic. He never mentions what happened to the ship. It would be nice to know. What was written as an allegory is starting to feel like a documentary, as generations of misrule threaten to send our country beneath the waves.

The people who did it don't seem aware of what they've done. They don't want to know, and they don't want you to tell them. Facts threaten their fantasies. And so they continue as if what they're doing is working, making mistakes and reaping consequences that were predictable even to Greek philosophers thousands of years before the Internet.

They're fools. The rest of us are their passengers.

[Nov 23, 2018] Sitting on corruption hill

Highly recommended!
Mueller is in the cave just below the Clinton foundation" sign. Entrance is behind the bag with the dollars ;-)
Nov 23, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

[Nov 14, 2018] Nationalism vs partiotism

Highly recommended!
Nov 14, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

[Oct 25, 2018] Putin jokes with Bolton: Did the eagle eaten all the olives

Highly recommended!
John Bolton suffers a crippling shortage of olives.
Notable quotes:
"... "As far as I remember, the US coat of arms features a bald eagle that holds 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch in another, which is a symbol of a peace-loving policy," ..."
"... "I have a question," ..."
"... "Looks like your eagle has already eaten all the olives; are the arrows all that is left?" ..."
Oct 25, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Meeting with US national security adviser John Bolton in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a comment about Washington's hostility that went right over the hawkish diplomat's head. "As far as I remember, the US coat of arms features a bald eagle that holds 13 arrows in one talon and an olive branch in another, which is a symbol of a peace-loving policy," Putin said in a meeting with Bolton in Moscow on Tuesday.

"I have a question," the Russian president added. "Looks like your eagle has already eaten all the olives; are the arrows all that is left?"

boz , October 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm

The Saker has the transcript of Putin's comments at a recent plenary in Sochi, small snippets of which have already appeared in the media.

http://thesaker.is/president-putin-meeting-of-the-valdai-international-discussion-club-2/

About 15-20 minutes to get through (the facilitator seems like a bit of a wet blanket), but fascinating to read, if like me, most of what you hear about Putin has been filtered through the MSM.

A couple of reflections:

Putin does detail. He is courteous and patient. He is highly pragmatic and appears to be widely (and, for my money, effectively) briefed.

Olga , October 23, 2018 at 5:33 pm

For those of us lucky enough to follow VVP in his native language – it is indeed a delight. (And – mind you – it was only after I took the time to follow him in his native language that I was able to appreciate this person and his leadership abilities. If one follows him through NYT – no chance that would give one an accurate picture.)
He is erudite, informed, and has a wicked sense of humour, as shown in this clip:
https://www.rt.com/news/442068-putin-olives-eagle-bolton/

[Nov 04, 2017] Who's Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO by C. J. Hopkins

Highly recommended!
These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level.
Notable quotes:
"... I am using the Orwellian verb "unperson" playfully, but I'm also trying to be precise. What's happening isn't censorship, technically, at least not in the majority of cases. While there are examples of classic censorship (e.g., in the UK, France, and Germany), apart from so-called "terrorist content," most governments aren't formally banning expressions of anti-corporatist dissent. This isn't Czechoslovakia, after all. This is global capitalism, where the repression of dissent is a little more subtle. The point of Google unpersoning CounterPunch (and probably many other publications) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Hedges is not to prevent them from publishing their work or otherwise render them invisible to readers. The goal is to delegitmize them, and thus decrease traffic to their websites and articles, and ultimately drive them out of business, if possible. ..."
"... Another objective of this non-censorship censorship is discouraging writers like myself from contributing to publications like CounterPunch, Truthdig, Alternet, Global Research, and any other publications the corporatocracy deems "illegitimate." Google unpersoning a writer like Hedges is a message to other non-ball-playing writers. The message is, "this could happen to you." This message is meant for other journalists, primarily, but it's also aimed at writers like myself who are making a living (to whatever degree) writing and selling what we think of as "literature." ..."
"... These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level. ..."
"... Chomsky explains how this system operates in What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream . It isn't a question of censorship the system operates on rewards and punishments, financial and emotional coercion, and subtler forms of intimidation. Making examples of non-cooperators is a particularly effective tactic. Ask any one of the countless women whose careers have been destroyed by Harvey Weinstein, or anyone who's been to graduate school, or worked at a major corporation. ..."
"... C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org . ..."
Nov 04, 2017 | www.unz.com

On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn't send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed. This happened just as the "fake news" hysteria was being unleashed by the corporate media, right around the time The Washington Post ran this neo-McCarthyite smear piece vicariously accusing CounterPunch, and a number of other publications, of being "peddlers of Russian propaganda." As I'm sure you'll recall, that astounding piece of "journalism" (which The Post was promptly forced to disavow with an absurd disclaimer but has refused to retract) was based on the claims of an anonymous website apparently staffed by a couple of teenagers and a formerly rabidly anti-Communist, now rabidly anti-Putin think tank. Little did most people know at the time that these were just the opening salvos in what has turned out to be an all-out crackdown on any and all forms of vocal opposition to the global corporate ruling classes and their attempts to quash the ongoing nationalist backlash against their neoliberal agenda.

Almost a year later, things are much clearer. If you haven't been following this story closely, and you care at all about freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and that kind of stuff, you may want to take an hour or two and catch up a bit on what's been happening. I offered a few examples of some of the measures governments and corporations have been taking to stifle expressions of dissent in my latest piece in CounterPunch , and there are many more detailed articles online, like this one by Andre Damon from July, and this follow-up he published last week (which reports that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges has also been unpersoned). Or, if you're the type of soul who only believes what corporations tell you, and who automatically dismisses anything published by a Trotskyist website, here's one from last December in The Guardian , and an op-ed in The New York Times , both of which at least report what Google, Twitter, and Facebook are up to. Or you could read this piece by Robert Parry , who also has "legitimate" (i.e., corporate) credentials, and who hasn't been unpersoned just yet, although I'm sure they'll get around to him eventually.

I am using the Orwellian verb "unperson" playfully, but I'm also trying to be precise. What's happening isn't censorship, technically, at least not in the majority of cases. While there are examples of classic censorship (e.g., in the UK, France, and Germany), apart from so-called "terrorist content," most governments aren't formally banning expressions of anti-corporatist dissent. This isn't Czechoslovakia, after all. This is global capitalism, where the repression of dissent is a little more subtle. The point of Google unpersoning CounterPunch (and probably many other publications) and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Hedges is not to prevent them from publishing their work or otherwise render them invisible to readers. The goal is to delegitmize them, and thus decrease traffic to their websites and articles, and ultimately drive them out of business, if possible.

Another objective of this non-censorship censorship is discouraging writers like myself from contributing to publications like CounterPunch, Truthdig, Alternet, Global Research, and any other publications the corporatocracy deems "illegitimate." Google unpersoning a writer like Hedges is a message to other non-ball-playing writers. The message is, "this could happen to you." This message is meant for other journalists, primarily, but it's also aimed at writers like myself who are making a living (to whatever degree) writing and selling what we think of as "literature."

Yes, as you've probably guessed by now, in addition to writing political satire, I am, as rogue journalist Caitlin Johnstone so aptly put it once, an "elitist wanker." I've spent the majority of my adult life writing stage plays and working in the theater, and it doesn't get any more elitist than that. My plays are published by "establishment" publishers, have won a few awards, and have been produced internationally. I recently published my "debut novel" (which is what you call it if you're an elitist wanker) and am currently trying to promote and sell it. I mention this, not to blow my little horn, but to the set the stage to try to illustrate how these post-Orwellian intimidation tactics (i.e., unpersoning people from the Internet) work. These tactics do not just suppress information. They enforce conformity at much deeper level.

The depressing fact of the matter is, in our brave new Internet-dominated world, corporations like Google, Twitter, and Facebook (not to mention Amazon), are, for elitist wankers like me, in the immortal words of Colonel Kurz, "either friends or they are truly enemies to be feared." If you are in the elitist wanker business, regardless of whether you're Jonathan Franzen, Garth Risk Hallberg, Margaret Atwood, or some "mid-list" or "emerging" author, there is no getting around these corporations. So it's kind of foolish, professionally speaking, to write a bunch of essays that will piss them off, and then publish these essays in CounterPunch. Literary agents advise against this. Other elitist literary wankers, once they discover what you've been doing, will avoid you like the bubonic plague. Although it's perfectly fine to write books and movies about fictional evil corporations, writing about how real corporations are using their power to mold societies into self-policing virtual prisons of politically-correct, authoritarian consumers is well, it's something that is just not done in professional elitist wanker circles.

Normally, all this goes without saying, as these days most elitist wankers are trained how to write, and read, and think, in MFA conformity factories, where they screen out any unstable weirdos with unhealthy interests in political matters. This is to avoid embarrassing episodes like Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize lecture (which, if you haven't read it, you probably should), and is why so much of contemporary literature is so well-behaved and instantly forgettable. This institutionalized screening system is also why the majority of journalists employed by mainstream media outlets understand, without having to be told, what they are, and are not, allowed to report. Chomsky explains how this system operates in What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream . It isn't a question of censorship the system operates on rewards and punishments, financial and emotional coercion, and subtler forms of intimidation. Making examples of non-cooperators is a particularly effective tactic. Ask any one of the countless women whose careers have been destroyed by Harvey Weinstein, or anyone who's been to graduate school, or worked at a major corporation.

Or let me provide you with a personal example.

A couple weeks ago, I googled myself (which we elitist wankers are wont to do), and noticed that two of my published books had disappeared from the "Knowledge Panel" that appears in the upper right of the search results. I also noticed that the people "People Also Search For" in the panel had changed. For years, consistently, the people you saw there had been a variety of other elitist literary wankers and leftist types. Suddenly, they were all rather right-wing types, people like Ilana Mercer and John Derbyshire, and other VDARE writers. So that was a little disconcerting.

I set out to contact the Google Search specialists to inquire about this mysterious development, and was directed to a series of unhelpful web pages directing me to other unhelpful pages with little boxes where you can write and submit a complaint to Google, which they will completely ignore. Being an elitist literary wanker, I also wrote to Google Books, and exchanged a number of cordial emails with an entity (let's call her Ms. O'Brien) who explained that, for "a variety of reasons," the "visibility" of my books (which had been consistently visible for many years) was subject to change from day to day, and that, regrettably, she couldn't assist me further, and that sending her additional cordial emails was probably a pointless waste of time. Ms. O'Brien was also pleased to report that my books had been restored to "visibility," which, of course, when I checked, they hadn't.

"Whatever," I told myself, "this is silly. It's probably just some IT thing, maybe Google Books updating its records, or something." However, I was still perplexed by the "People Also Search For" switcheroo, because it's kind of misleading to link my writing to that of a bunch of serious right-wingers. Imagine, if you were a dystopian sci-fi fan, and you googled me to check out my book and see what else I had written, and so on, and my Google "Knowledge Panel" popped up and displayed all these far-right VDARE folks. Unless you're a far-right VDARE type yourself, that might be a little bit of a turn-off.

At that point, I wondered if I was getting paranoid. Because Google Search runs on algorithms, right? And my political satire and commentary is published, not only in CounterPunch, but also in The Unz Review, where these far-right-wing types are also published. Moreover, my pieces are often reposted by what appear to be "Russia-linked" websites, and everyone knows that the Russians are all a bunch of white supremacists, right? On top of which, it's not like I'm Stephen King here. I am hardly famous enough to warrant the attention of any post-Orwellian corporate conspiracy to stigmatize anti-establishment dissent by manipulating how authors are displayed on Google (i.e., subtly linking them to white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others of that ilk).

So, okay, I reasoned, what probably happened was over the course of twenty-four hours, for no logical reason whatsoever, all the folks who had been googling me (along with other leftist and literary figures) suddenly stopped googling me, all at once, while, more or less at the exact same time, hundreds of right-wingers started googling me (along with those white supremacist types they had, theoretically, already been googling). That kind of makes sense when you think about it, right? I mean, Google couldn't be doing this intentionally. It must have been some sort of algorithm that detected this sudden, seismic shift in the demographic of people googling me.

Or, I don't know, does that possibly sound like a desperate attempt to rationalize the malicious behavior of an unaccountable, more or less god-like, global corporation that wields the power of life and death over my book sales and profile on the Internet (a more or less god-like global corporation that could do a lot of additional damage to my sales and reputation with complete impunity once the piece you're reading is published)? Or am I simply getting paranoid, and, in fact, I've developed a secret white supremacist fan base without my knowledge? Only Google knows for sure.

Such are the conundrums elitist literary wankers have to face these days that is, those of us wankers who haven't learned to keep our fucking mouths shut yet. Probably the safest course of action, regardless of whether I'm being paranoid or Google does have me on some kind of list, is to lay off the anti-corporatist essays, and definitely stop contributing to CounterPunch, not to mention The Unz Review, and probably also give up the whole dystopian satire novel thing, and ensure that my second novel conforms to the "normal" elitist wanker rules (which every literary wanker knows, but which, technically, do not exist). Who knows, if I play my cards right, maybe I can even sell the rights to Miramax, or okay, some other corporation.

Once that happens, I assume that Google will want to restore me to normal personhood, and return my books to visibility, and I will ride off into the Hollywood sunset with the Clintons, Clooneys, and Pichais, and maybe even Barack Obama himself, if he isn't off jet skiing with Richard Branson, or having dinner with Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, who just happen to live right down the street, or hawking the TPP on television. By that time, CounterPunch and all those other "illegitimate" publications will have been forced onto the dark web anyway, so I won't be giving up all that much. I know, that sounds pretty cold and cynical, but my liberal friends will understand I just hope all my new white supremacist fans will find it in their hearts to forgive me.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

anonymous , • Disclaimer November 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm GMT

Thank you for mustering the courage and then taking the time to spell out these outrages in a straightforward, unemotional way. I've appreciated the humor that centers your other essays, but there's not a damned thing funny about this.

But why are things as they are? With billions aplenty, our rulers must be driven by their libido dominandi. We're left to wonder only whether they get off more on ostracizing the Hopkinses, on buying the politicians, or on herding the sheep from bathrooms to statues to flags.

[Oct 13, 2017] Sympathy for the Corporatocracy by C. J. Hopkins

Highly recommended!
Biting satire...
Notable quotes:
"... The Tonight Show ..."
"... Now, despite what the Russian propagandists will tell you, this recent outbreak of fascistic behavior has nothing whatsoever to do with these people's frustration with neoliberalism or the supranational Corporatocracy that has been expanding its global empire with total impunity for twenty-five years. And it definitely has nothing at all to do with supranational political unions, or the supersession of national sovereignty by corporate-concocted "free trade" agreements, or the relentless privatization of everything, or the fear that a lot of people have that their cultures are being gradually erased and replaced with a globalized, corporate-friendly, multicultural, market-based culture, which is merely a simulation of culture, and which contains no actual cultural values (because exchange value is its only operative value), but which sells the empty signifiers of their eviscerated cultural values back to them so they can wear their "identities" like designer brands as they hunch together in silence at Starbucks posting pictures of themselves on Facebook. ..."
"... No, this discontent with the political establishment, corporate elites, and the mainstream media has nothing to do with any of that. It's not like global Capitalism, following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. (its last external ideological adversary), has been restructuring the entire planet in accordance with its geopolitical interests, or doing away with national sovereignty, and other nationalistic concepts that no longer serve a useful purpose in a world where a single ideological system (one backed by the most fearsome military in history) reigns completely unopposed. If that were the case, well, it might behoove us to question whether this outbreak of Nazism, racism, and other forms of "hate," was somehow connected to that historical development and maybe even try to articulate some sort of leftist analysis of that. ..."
"... a world where a single ideology rules the planet unopposed from without ..."
"... Brexit is about Britons who want their country back, a movement indeed getting stronger and stronger in EU member states, but ignored by the ruling 'elites'. ..."
"... A lot of these so called "revolutions" are fomented by the elite only to be subverted and perverted by them in the end. They've had a lot of practice co-opting revolutions and independence movements. ..."
"... "Independence" is now so fashionable (as was Communism among the "elite" back in the '30s), that they are even teaching and fostering independence to kids in kindergarten here in the US. That strikes me as most amusing. Imagine "learning" independence in state run brainwashing factories. ..."
Oct 13, 2017 | www.unz.com

Well all right, let's review what happened, or at least the official version of what happened. Not Hillary Clinton's version of what happened, which Jeffrey St. Clair so incisively skewered , but the Corporatocracy's version of what happened, which overlaps with but is even more ridiculous than Clinton's ridiculous version. To do that, we need to harken back to the peaceful Summer of 2016, (a/k/a the "Summer of Fear" ), when the United States of America was still a shiny city upon a hill whose beacon light guided freedom-loving people, the Nazis were still just a bunch of ass clowns meeting in each other's mother's garages, and Russia was, well Russia was Russia.

Back then, as I'm sure you'll recall, Western democracy, was still primarily being menaced by the lone wolf terrorists, for absolutely no conceivable reason, apart from the terrorists' fanatical desire to brutally murder all non-believers. The global Russo-Nazi Axis had not yet reared its ugly head. President Obama, who, during his tenure, had single-handedly restored America to the peaceful, prosperous, progressive paradise it had been before George W. Bush screwed it up, was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon slow jamming home the TPP . The Wall Street banks had risen from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis, and were buying back all the foreclosed homes of the people they had fleeced with subprime mortgages. American workers were enjoying the freedom and flexibility of the new gig economy. Electioneering in the United States was underway, but it was early days. It was already clear that Donald Trump was literally the Second Coming of Hitler , but no one was terribly worried about him yet. The Republican Party was in a shambles. Neither Trump nor any of the other contenders had any chance of winning in November. Nor did Sanders, who had been defeated, fair and square, in the Democratic primaries, mostly because of his racist statements and crazy, quasi-Communist ideas. Basically, everything was hunky dory. Yes, it was going to be terribly sad to have to bid farewell to Obama, who had bailed out all those bankrupt Americans the Wall Street banks had taken to the cleaners, ended all of Bush and Cheney's wars, closed down Guantanamo, and just generally served as a multicultural messiah figure to affluent consumers throughout the free world, but Hope-and-Change was going to continue. The talking heads were all in agreement Hillary Clinton was going to be President, and there was nothing anyone could do about it.

Little did we know at the time that an epidemic of Russo-Nazism had been festering just beneath the surface of freedom-loving Western societies like some neo-fascist sebaceous cyst. Apparently, millions of theretofore more or less normal citizens throughout the West had been infected with a virulent strain of Russo-Nazi-engineered virus, because they simultaneously began exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of what we now know as White Supremacist Behavioral Disorder, or Fascist Oppositional Disorder (the folks who update the DSM are still arguing over the official name). It started with the Brexit referendum, spread to America with the election of Trump, and there have been a rash of outbreaks in Europe, like the one we're currently experiencing in Germany . These fascistic symptoms have mostly manifest as people refusing to vote as instructed, and expressing oppressive views on the Internet, but there have also been more serious crimes, including several assaults and murders perpetrated by white supremacists (which, of course, never happened when Obama was President, because the Nazis hadn't been "emboldened" yet).

Now, despite what the Russian propagandists will tell you, this recent outbreak of fascistic behavior has nothing whatsoever to do with these people's frustration with neoliberalism or the supranational Corporatocracy that has been expanding its global empire with total impunity for twenty-five years. And it definitely has nothing at all to do with supranational political unions, or the supersession of national sovereignty by corporate-concocted "free trade" agreements, or the relentless privatization of everything, or the fear that a lot of people have that their cultures are being gradually erased and replaced with a globalized, corporate-friendly, multicultural, market-based culture, which is merely a simulation of culture, and which contains no actual cultural values (because exchange value is its only operative value), but which sells the empty signifiers of their eviscerated cultural values back to them so they can wear their "identities" like designer brands as they hunch together in silence at Starbucks posting pictures of themselves on Facebook.

No, this discontent with the political establishment, corporate elites, and the mainstream media has nothing to do with any of that. It's not like global Capitalism, following the collapse of the U.S.S.R. (its last external ideological adversary), has been restructuring the entire planet in accordance with its geopolitical interests, or doing away with national sovereignty, and other nationalistic concepts that no longer serve a useful purpose in a world where a single ideological system (one backed by the most fearsome military in history) reigns completely unopposed. If that were the case, well, it might behoove us to question whether this outbreak of Nazism, racism, and other forms of "hate," was somehow connected to that historical development and maybe even try to articulate some sort of leftist analysis of that.

This hypothetical leftist analysis might want to focus on how Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to Despotism, and is essentially a value-decoding machine which renders everything and everyone it touches essentially valueless interchangeable commodities whose worth is determined by market forces, rather than by societies and cultures, or religions, or other despotic systems (wherein values are established and enforced arbitrarily, by the despot, the church, or the ruling party, or by a group of people who share an affinity and decide they want to live a certain way). This is where it would get sort of tricky, because it (i.e., this hypothetical analysis) would have to delve into the history of Capitalism, and how it evolved out of medieval Despotism, and how it has been decoding despotic values for something like five hundred years. This historical delving (which would probably be too long for people to read on their phones) would demonstrate how Capitalism has been an essentially progressive force in terms of getting us out of Despotism (which, for most folks, wasn't very much fun) by fomenting bourgeois revolutions and imposing some semblance of democracy on societies. It would follow Capitalism's inexorable advance all the way up to the Twentieth Century, in which its final external ideological adversary, fake Communism, suddenly imploded, delivering us to the world we now live in a world where a single ideology rules the planet unopposed from without , and where any opposition to that global ideology can only be internal, or insurgent, in nature (e.g, terrorism, extremism, and so on). Being a hypothetical leftist analysis, it would, at this point, need to stress that, despite the fact that Capitalism helped deliver us from Despotism, and improved the state of society generally (compared to most societies that preceded it), we nonetheless would like to transcend it, or evolve out of it toward some type of society where people, and everything else, including the biosphere we live in, are not interchangeable, valueless commodities exchanged by members of a global corporatocracy who have no essential values, or beliefs, or principles, other than the worship of money. After having covered all that, we might want to offer more a nuanced view of the current neo-nationalist reaction to the Corporatocracy's ongoing efforts to restructure and privatize the rest of the planet. Not that we would support this reaction, or in any way refrain from calling neo-nationalism what it is (i.e., reactionary, despotic, and doomed), but this nuanced view we'd hypothetically offer, by analyzing the larger sociopolitical and historical forces at play, might help us to see the way forward more clearly, and who knows, maybe eventually propose some kind of credible leftist alternative to the "global neoliberalism vs. neo-nationalism" double bind we appear to be hopelessly stuck in at the moment.

Luckily, we don't have to do that (i.e., articulate such a leftist analysis of any such larger historical forces). Because there is no corporatocracy not really. That's just a fake word the Russians made up and are spreading around on the Internet to distract us while the Nazis take over. No, the logical explanation for Trump, Brexit, and anything else that threatens the expansion of global Capitalism, and the freedom, democracy, and prosperity it offers, is that millions of people across the world, all at once, for no apparent reason, woke up one day full-blown fascists and started looking around for repulsive demagogues to swear fanatical allegiance to. Yes, that makes a lot more sense than all that complicated stuff about history and hegemonic ideological systems, which is probably just Russian propaganda anyway, in which case there is absolutely no reason to read any boring year-old pieces, like this one in The European Financial Review , or this report by Corporate Watch , from way back in the year 2000, about the rise of global corporate power.

So, apologies for wasting your time with all that pseudo-Marxian gobbledygook. Let's just pretend this never happened, and get back to more important matters, like statistically proving that Donald Trump got elected President because of racism, misogyny, transphobia, xenophobia, or some other type of behavioral disorder, and pulling down Confederate statues, or kneeling during the National Anthem, or whatever happens to be trending this week. Oh, yeah, and debating punching Nazis, or people wearing MAGA hats. We definitely need to sort all that out before we can move ahead with helping the Corporatocracy remove Trump from office, or at least ensure he remains surrounded by their loyal generals, CEOs, and Goldman Sachs guys until the next election. Whatever we do, let's not get distracted by that stuff I just distracted you with. I know, it's tempting, but, given what's at stake, we need to maintain our laser focus on issues related to identity politics, or else well, you know, the Nazis win.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org .

jilles dykstra, October 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm GMT

Yesterday evening on RT a USA lady, as usual forgot the name, spoke about the USA. In a matter of fact tone she said things like 'they (Deep State) have got him (Trump) in the box'.

They, Deep State again, are now wondering if they will continue to try to control the world, or if they should stop the attempt, and retreat into the USA.
Also as matter of fact she said 'the CIA has always been the instrument of Deep State, from Kenndy to Nine Eleven'.

Another statement was 'no president ever was in control'.

How USA citizens continue to believe they live in a democracy, I cannot understand.

Yesterday the intentions of the new Dutch government were made public, alas most Dutch also dot not see that the Netherlands since 2005 no longer is a democracy, just a province of Brussels.

You can fool all people .

Che Guava, October 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm GMT

@jilles dykstra

Jilles,

I am thinking you take the article too literally.

jacques sheete, October 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm GMT

Brexit is about Britons who want their country back, a movement indeed getting stronger and stronger in EU member states, but ignored by the ruling 'elites'.

No doubt many do want their country back, but what concerns me is that all of a sudden we have the concept of "independence" plastered all over the place. Such concepts don't get promoted unless the ruling elites see ways to turn those sentiments to their favor.

A lot of these so called "revolutions" are fomented by the elite only to be subverted and perverted by them in the end. They've had a lot of practice co-opting revolutions and independence movements. (And everything else.)

"Independence" is now so fashionable (as was Communism among the "elite" back in the '30s), that they are even teaching and fostering independence to kids in kindergarten here in the US. That strikes me as most amusing. Imagine "learning" independence in state run brainwashing factories.

Does anyone else smell a rat or two?

Anon-og , October 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm GMT

"Now, despite what the Russian propagandists will tell you, this recent outbreak of fascistic behavior has nothing whatsoever to do with these people's frustration with neoliberalism or the supranational Corporatocracy that has been expanding its global empire with total impunity for twenty-five years. And it definitely has nothing at all to do with supranational political unions, or the supersession of national sovereignty by corporate-concocted "free trade" agreements, or the relentless privatization of everything, or the fear that a lot of people have that their cultures are being gradually erased and replaced with a globalized, corporate-friendly, multicultural, market-based culture, which is merely a simulation of culture, and which contains no actual cultural values (because exchange value is its only operative value), but which sells the empty signifiers of their eviscerated cultural values back to them so they can wear their "identities" like designer brands as they hunch together in silence at Starbucks posting pictures of themselves on Facebook."

Very impressed with this article, never really paid attention to CJ's articles but that is now changing!

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