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Among classic examples of American political humor are the following George Gavlin performances:

Some not bad examples from Comedy Central (especially apt "Bullsh**t Mountain characterization of Fox network by Jon Steward):

Here is a nice anti-NSA cartoon by Martin Kozlowski, WSJ


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[Dec 10, 2018] Put Trump in Jain immediately for Russian collusion

Dec 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Don Heffernton December 10, 2018 at 9:26 am

Those who dismissed the never-built Russian Property fail to understand that if or when it is built, the property's telephone system will interconnect with Russian Telcom – the same system that serves Putin and the Russian Federation, so they'd be directly connected by copper wires and fiber optic cable. You can't be more intertwined or interdependent than that. And don't get me started on how the buildings source of power is the same utility grid that serves Putin's home, Dacha, and Government Buildings.

They practically makes tTrump and Putin Siamese twins just barely separated decades after birth. That's high crime and misdemeanor grade Collusion if I ever cleverly imagined it.

[Dec 09, 2018] NATO's Clandestine Bureau UK 'Integrity Initiative' Spreading Anti-Russian Propaganda

21st Century Wire

John C Carleton2 days ago ,

"UK [elite] 'Integrity "

Thanks!

Needed a good laugh!

[Dec 09, 2018] BREAKING: UK exhausted from endless stream of Brexit bollocks so here's a picture of some puppies.

Dec 09, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Have I Got News For You @haveigotnews

BREAKING: UK exhausted from endless stream of Brexit bollocks so here's a picture of some puppies.

Theresa May told to quit by Cabinet ministers if her Brexit deal falls and she fails to get better terms from EU Telegraph

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover 'could last six months' BBC. I have trouble understanding why six months. The UK's customs IT system won't be ready and there's no reason to think it will be ready even then. I could see things getting less bad due to adaptations but "less bad" is not normal

The Great Brexit Breakdown Wall Street Journal. Some parts I quibble with, but generally good and includes useful historical detail.

British MP suggests threatening Ireland with food shortages over Brexit, Twitter outrage follows RT (kevin W)

It's crunch time for Labour. Empty posturing on Brexit will no longer do Guardian. Shreds the Corbyn op-ed we criticized yesterday.

[Dec 08, 2018] The pervert humor oin Yahoo: White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

This is Onion-style humor is no it : White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move
Notable quotes:
"... A White House official told Reuters Trump did not know about a U.S. request for her extradition from Canada before he met Xi and agreed to a 90-day truce in the brewing trade war. ..."
Dec 08, 2018 | finance.yahoo.com

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company's founder, was detained in Canada on Dec. 1, the same day Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping dined together at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

A White House official told Reuters Trump did not know about a U.S. request for her extradition from Canada before he met Xi and agreed to a 90-day truce in the brewing trade war.

[Dec 08, 2018] Why trump is so hated by NYT

Dec 08, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk | Dec 5, 2018 1:50:56 PM | https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opinion/george-bush-wasps.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage>

So, if you're a WASP, or at least did the American cursus honorum (i.e. went to Harvard or Yale), the American people is ok with you being POTUS. You're only an illegitimate POTUS if you weren't born and raised to be one -- nothing to do with winning an election with the help of the SCOTUS, or being a war criminal, or being a neoliberal.

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NYT, bastion of the liberals, covertly admits it doesn't like Trump because of the image he projects to the rest of the world, not because of his policies:

Why We Miss the WASPs, by Ross Douthat, < https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opinion/george-bush-wasps.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage>

So, if you're a WASP, or at least did the American cursus honorum (i.e. went to Harvard or Yale), the American people is ok with you being POTUS. You're only an illegitimate POTUS if you weren't born and raised to be one -- nothing to do with winning an election with the help of the SCOTUS, or being a war criminal, or being a neoliberal.

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[Dec 08, 2018] After Huawei CFO arrest I anxiously await news that Lloyd Blankfein has been arrested and will be extradited to Malaysia due to Goldman Sachs' involvement in a $6b theft of Malaysian assets

Dec 08, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Schmoe , Dec 7, 2018 6:26:10 PM | link

I anxiously await news that Lloyd Blankfein has been arrested and will be extradited to Malaysia due to Goldman Sachs' involvement in a $6b theft of Malaysian assets (1MDB), and Lloyd having met with the individual who executed the first step of the fraud back in 2012.

As for Trump not being able to fire Bolton, give me a break. Wimpy Obama was able to stand up to Netanyahoo on occasion.

[Dec 03, 2018] I do always enjoy the scenes in Saving Private Ryan when thousands of heavily-armed Goldman Sachs employees land on Omaha beach.

Dec 03, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

MickGJ -> outragedofacton , 8 Jun 2013 08:50

@outragedofacton - You have to be careful when you take on the banksters.
Abe Lincoln, John Kennedy and Hitler all tried or (in Kennedy's case planned) on the issuance of money via the state circumventing the banks.

I hadn't realised the John WIlkes Booth and Lee Harey Oswald were bankers.

But I do always enjoy the scenes in Saving Private Ryan when thousands of heavily-armed Goldman Sachs employees land on Omaha beach.

[Dec 03, 2018] Central bankers have been recruited from insane asylums in both Europe and America in government-sponsored programs to see whether blithering idiots are capable of running large, international financial institutions

Notable quotes:
"... As central banks such as the FED and the ECB operate with insatiable greed and cannot be audited or regulated by any government body anywhere in the world, due to their charters having been set up that way, then bankers are free to meet secretly and plot depressions so as to gain full control over sovereign nations and manipulate markets so that their "chums and agents" in business can buy up assets and land in depressed economies -- while possible wars could also make corporations and banks more money as well! ..."
Dec 03, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

Malakia123 , 8 Jun 2013 11:15

LOGIC 101: Introductory Course of Study

If private, stockholder-held central banks such as the FED and the FED-backed ECB were not orchestrating this depression, and anybody who believed they were was a "wacko-nutcase conspiracy theorist", then why do they keep repeating the same mistakes of forcing un-payable bailout loans, collapsing banks, wiping out people's savings and then imposing austerity on those nations year after year -- when it is clearly a failed policy?

Possible Answers :

1. Bank presidents are all ex-hippies who got hooked on LSD in the 70's and have not yet recovered fully as their brains are still fried!

2. Central bankers have been recruited from insane asylums in both Europe and America in government-sponsored programs to see whether blithering idiots are capable of running large, international financial institutions.

3. All catastrophic events in the banking/business world, such as the derivative and housing crash of 2008, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and The Great Depression of 1929-40 were totally random events that just occurred out of nowhere and central banks were caught off guard -- leaving them no option but to play with their willies for years on end until a major war suddenly happened to pull the whole world out of "bad times"!

4. As central banks such as the FED and the ECB operate with insatiable greed and cannot be audited or regulated by any government body anywhere in the world, due to their charters having been set up that way, then bankers are free to meet secretly and plot depressions so as to gain full control over sovereign nations and manipulate markets so that their "chums and agents" in business can buy up assets and land in depressed economies -- while possible wars could also make corporations and banks more money as well!


Please choose one of the possible answers from above and write a short 500 word essay on whether it may or may not true -- using well-defined logical arguments. I expect your answers in by Friday of this week as I would like to get pissed out of my mind at the pub on Saturday night!

[Dec 01, 2018] A typical normal person reaction on reading a fresh issue of NYT or Guardian is screaming "ALL LIES, ALL LIES, ALL LIES"

Slightly edited for clarity ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... The Western MSM is a lying scamming neoliberal propaganda machine. ..."
Dec 01, 2018 | www.unz.com

Rational , says: November 29, 2018 at 7:51 pm GMT

"ALL LIES, ALL LIES, ALL LIES"

So he screamed in the cafeteria and spilled his morning coffee. We all wondered what happened to him and so we looked at his friend, and he told us that he must have read the NYT, as that was his common reaction, a cry of pain and anguish and screams of "all lies, all lies, all lies" whenever he reads the newspaper or watches the TV, esp. NYT.

Your article and the previous news about Manfort visiting Assange and the funny timing of the same reminded me of this story.

The Western MSM is a lying scamming neoliberal propaganda machine.

[Dec 01, 2018] USA vs China

Dec 01, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

William Dorritt , 9 minutes ago link

The average Chinese Slave can barely afford their rent and food, if they complain they are sent to re-education camps or exterminated,

If healthy they will receive first rate medical care to worm them before they are harvested for organs.

besnook , 1 minute ago link

The average USA Slave can barely afford their rent and food, if they complain they are sent to re-education camps or exterminated,

If healthy they will receive first rate medical care to worm them before they are harvested for organs.

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[Dec 01, 2018] An old but still relevant joke about NYT connection to intelligence agencies: The New York Times -- all the news the CIA decided is fit to print.

"this didn't come from me and please delete after you read." -- Mazzetti to CIA PR person forwarding NYT article for vetting
Notable quotes:
"... The New York Times-all the news the CIA decided is fit to print. ..."
Aug 30, 2012 | www.theguardian.com
DuErJournalist , 29 Aug 2012 17:42
The New York Times: Burn after reading!
JinTexas , 29 Aug 2012 16:02
" The New York Times-all the news the CIA decided is fit to print. "

[Dec 01, 2018] Reality of G20 meeting is even fancier the fiction: Trump pretends that the USA is not connected to Kerch Strait incident and CIA did not inform him who planned this provocation

See also: Ukraine security chief admits intel agents were on board Navy ships during Kerch standoff
Dec 01, 2018 | www.rt.com

FILM:

PRESIDENT: This is incredible! I never ordered such a thing!
SOVIET AMBASSADOR (scornfully): Our [intelligence] source was the New York Times.
-- "Dr. Strangelove"

REALITY:

US President Donald Trump is still unsure whether to meet with Vladimir Putin, pending a 'full report' about the Kerch Strait incident that by pure coincidence happened just days before the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina.

Trump cancels Putin meeting at G20 over Ukraine standoff ... Trump, Putin to meet at G20 amid Russia-Ukraine tensions ... Trump to meet Putin at G20, but not MBS - Bolton - rt.com

[Nov 30, 2018] Kunstler Exposes The Dire Quandaries Of The Deep State

Nov 30, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Fuster-cluck , 42 minutes ago link

Have some heart. It wouldn't be right to stop Mueller and his pals from billing their law fees of $800/hr right before Christmas. Do you have any idea how much a yacht runs these days?

[Nov 30, 2018] Putin he always looks like he is having a good time. Trump, not so much. And When Putin ignores you, you know things are not good for you...

Nov 30, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

MilwaukeeMark , 1 hour ago link

People like Macon remind me of guys who are still virgins but brag about their prowess...

[Nov 29, 2018] Truth is dangerous! Former Homeland Security official laments RT's truth-telling

Cover your ears and avert your eyes, Americans: RT is attempting to weaken the United States using a whole host of nefarious methods – such as telling the truth, a former Homeland Security official has warned.
Notable quotes:
"... Cover your ears and avert your eyes, Americans: RT is attempting to weaken the United States using a whole host of nefarious methods – such as telling the truth, a former Homeland Security official has warned. ..."
"... "corrupt and broken" ..."
"... "taken over by politicians and the elite for their own corrupt ends." ..."
"... They feature every week, stories from our courts all across the country to demonstrate the truth of this statement. I don't think there's anything in there that is a lie. ..."
"... "using information operations, sometimes enabled by cyber, to weaken us" ..."
"... Oftentimes, they don't even have to make things up, they simply replay, they take kernels of truth, they take existing divisions and weaknesses of our own making and reproduce them, put them out, retweet them indefinitely in a very one-sided way. ..."
Nov 28, 2018 | www.rt.com
Cover your ears and avert your eyes, Americans: RT is attempting to weaken the United States using a whole host of nefarious methods – such as telling the truth, a former Homeland Security official has warned. Sounding the alarm during a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Suzanne Spaulding, former deputy secretary for cyber and infrastructure protection at DHS in the Obama administration, said that one of RT's methods when it comes to its influencing vulnerable Americans is telling the truth.

As an example of this worrisome and effective truth-telling, Spaulding cited one of RT's weekly shows, America's Lawyer, hosted by prominent US trial lawyer Mike Papantonio. The theme of this show , Spaulding revealed to the audience is that the US justice system is "corrupt and broken" and has been "taken over by politicians and the elite for their own corrupt ends."

They feature every week, stories from our courts all across the country to demonstrate the truth of this statement. I don't think there's anything in there that is a lie.

A truthful news show dedicated to exposing the corruption of the American justice system? Terrifying!

Adversaries like Russia, Spaulding said, are "using information operations, sometimes enabled by cyber, to weaken us" – but the reason it can be so effective, she said, is that the information doesn't have to be a lie.

Oftentimes, they don't even have to make things up, they simply replay, they take kernels of truth, they take existing divisions and weaknesses of our own making and reproduce them, put them out, retweet them indefinitely in a very one-sided way.

Now, to many Americans, this might sound like some worthwhile viewing, but to Spaulding it is still "propaganda" because the ultimate objective is to weaken the country by revealing its flaws and stirring up trouble.

[Nov 28, 2018] Leaked Transcript Proves Russiagaters Have Been Right All Along (Spoiler Not Really)

Nov 28, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

A transcript of exchanges between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been leaked to National News Conglomerate by an anonymous source within the Kremlin . We here at NNC have confirmed the authenticity of this document using the same rigorous verification process we've been using to authenticate the evidence for all our other reporting on Russia's involvement in the 2016 US elections over the last two years. These verification methods include hunches, gut intuitions, and an introspective assessment of the way our feelings feel. The following exchanges revealed in this transcript provide the clearest evidence yet that the President of the United States has been in collusion with the Russian government for years.

This introduction has been authored by the editorial board of the National News Conglomerate. Obey.

11/9/2016

Trump: I have done as you commanded, my dominant and all-powerful lord. I have conspired with your hackers to steal the election, and now I'm going to be president! I want to thank you for not releasing that video footage of those Russian prostitutes I hired to urinate on a bed the Obamas once slept in. If that had come out it would have offended and alienated a lot of people, which is something I never normally do.

Putin: Yes that is an old KGB tactic called kompromat, a word which only extremely intelligent people know about. Keep this line of communication open. As long as you do as I command, your pee pee tape will remain secret.

Trump: One thing I'm curious about though my lord, if you don't mind my asking. If you already had an army of hackers targeting Democratic Party emails, why did you need my help? Couldn't you just have hacked the emails and published them on your own? Why did you need me to interact with them at all?

Putin: Moral support, mainly. We don't need to get into specifics.

Trump: Oh okay.

~

1/20/2017

Trump: I'm in! Whew! I was really worried that leaked dossier would be the end of me! What are my instructions, my lord?

Putin: Begin introducing racism and division to the United States. America has never experienced these things before, and it will shock and disorient them. With the US divided against itself, your nation will be far too weak to stand against my plans of total world domination.

Trump: That's a really tall order! America has always been a harmonious place where everyone gets along up until today. I'll try my best though. Anything else?

Putin: Yes, make them distrust your nation's large media outlets and convince them that the US intelligence community is often dishonest.

Trump: That will be really hard because those institutions have always been trusted for their unparalleled integrity. But your wish is my command, oh lord.

~

4/7/2017

Putin: Bomb a Syrian airbase.

Trump: What? Really? Aren't they, like, your allies?

Putin: Exactly. This will throw inquisitive minds off the scent. We can't have them finding out about that pee tape.

Trump: Are you sure? Some people are saying that chemical attack looks like it could have been perpetrated by the many terrorist factions in Syria and not the government.

Putin: Who cares? Have you seen how relentless they've been in exposing us?? Have you never watched Rachel Maddow? That woman is a psychic bloodhound, masterfully sniffing out the truth at every turn! We can't afford to take chances. Do as I say.

Trump: Yes sir.

Putin: And see if you can arrest that WikiLeaks guy.

6/28/17

Trump: Hey do you want me to do anything about Montenegro's addition to NATO?

Putin: No. NATO expansion is good.

Trump: Uhhh okay.

~

6/28/17

Trump: Who do you want tapped for Ukraine envoy?

Putin: Kurt Volker.

Trump: Volker? He hates you! He's like the biggest Russia hawk ever.

Putin: We still need to throw the Russiagaters off the scent. We're playing 3-D chess here. This is high-level disinformation, or dezinformatsiya as very smart people call it. I want as many Russia hawks in your administration as possible.

Trump: 3-D chess? Alright. I guess you know what you're doing.

~

8/30/17

Putin: Shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco and throw out a bunch of diplomats. That will confuse the hell out of them.

~

11/21/17

Putin: Now approve the sale of arms to Ukraine. Not even Obama would do that. This will throw them off the trail for sure.

~

1/1/18

Putin: Happy new year. Force RT and Sputnik to register as foreign agents.

~

1/29/18

Putin: Make sure your Nuclear Posture Review greatly escalates its aggressive posture toward Russia.

~

2/14/18

Putin: Happy Valentine's Day. Don't worry about those Russians your guys killed in Syria.

~

2/19/18

Putin: Send a fleet of war ships to the Black Sea.

~

3/25/18

Putin: Better expel a few dozen diplomats over the Skripal thing.

~

4/5/18

Putin: Sanction a bunch of Russian oligarchs.

~

4/10/18

Putin: Bomb Syria.

Trump: What?? Again?

Putin: Yes.

Trump: What the hell, man? Why'd you even recruit me if you're just going to have me do everything all the Russia hawks want?

Putin: Well, you know how I told you we were playing 3-D chess against the Russiagate investigation?

Trump: Yeah?

Putin: Well that wasn't enough. Now we're playing 4-D chess.

Trump: Fine, whatever, I don't care. Just don't release my pee tape.

~

7/17/18

Trump: Oh man. They're really making a major fuss about that summit. What should I do?

Putin: Play it cool. Don't let them know about our secret diabolical plot.

Trump: Right. Remind me what that was again?

Putin: Make Jim Acosta feel really, really sad.

~

9/2/18

Putin: Have you arrested Julian Assange yet?

Trump: Working on it.

~

10/20/18

Putin: I like John Bolton's idea. Pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

~

11/25/18

Putin: Make sure your administration loudly and aggressively backs Ukraine in our Kerch Strait spat.

Trump: OMFG this is getting too weird. Are you just trolling me? What the hell is this?

Trump: Hello?

Trump: Are you there?

Trump: Answer me!

Putin: 5-D chess.

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The little voice inside my head , 18 minutes ago link

Just encountered a Denzel Washington interview from last year, how true it's become, like the Guardian and Wikileaks "story"

Doesn't matter if it's true or not, just be the first , sell it!

DisorderlyConduct , 1 hour ago link

LOL.

...bomb a Syrian airbase...

This is awesome.

francis scott falseflag , 1 hour ago link

Hey, that's where I stopped reading. Did I miss anything?

The little voice inside my head , 13 minutes ago link

Not to sound like a Russian misinformation dude, but I was watching some of Putin's interviews and the dude speaks in common sense terms.

ABC asks Putin about meddling in the elections.

And the one with Megyn Kelly:

Was this interview ever broadcasted in full in the US?

Element , 1 hour ago link

NNC logo?

bfellow , 1 hour ago link

Really Element? Does Keyser have to add a /s at the end to realize he was being sarcastic?

cbxer55 , 1 hour ago link

CNN backwards. LOL!!!!

[Nov 28, 2018] Beware the Trumpenleft! by C.J. Hopkins

Saving neoliberalism in the USA requires demonizing Russia. A funny thing is that Russia is a neoliberal country since 1991, which was economically raped in 1991-2000 by some western countries (with the help of some Harvard Business school economists, IMF and intelligence agencies.) So now they are suffering for the second time for their overthrow of Bolshevism and the switch to neoliberalism (which now looks like a misguided move, judging from economic consequences for the majority of Russian population) ;-)
Nov 28, 2018 | www.unz.com

The Trumpenleft (or "Sputnik Left," as it is also called by professional anti-Putin-Nazi intelligence analysts ) is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It is a gang of nefarious Putin-Nazi infiltrators posing as respectable leftists in order to disseminate Trumpian ideology and Putin-Nazi propaganda among an assortment of online leftist magazines that hardly anyone ever actually reads. The aim of these insidious Trumpenleft infiltrators is to sow confusion, chaos, and discord among actual, real, authentic leftists who are going about the serious business of calling Donald Trump a fascist on the Internet twenty-five times a day, verbally abusing Julian Assange , occasionally pulling down oppressive statues, and sharing videos of racist idiots acting like racist idiots in public.

... ... ...

This is the type of gobbledegook the Trumpenleft use to try to dupe real leftists into putting down their phones for a minute and actually thinking through political issues! Fortunately, no one is falling for it. As any bona fide leftist knows, there is no "mass migration problem." The whole thing is simply a racist hoax concocted by Putin, Alex Jones, and other Trumpian disinformationists. The only thing real leftists need to know about immigration is that immigrants are good, and Trump, and walls, and borders are bad! All that other fancy gibberish about global capitalism, Milton Friedman, labor markets, and national sovereignty is nothing but fascist propaganda (which needs to be censored, or at least deplatformed, or demonetized, or otherwise suppressed).

But Angela Nagle is just one example. The Trumpenleft is legion, and growing. Its membership includes a handful of prominent (and rather less prominent) fake leftist figures: Glenn Greenwald, who many among the "Resistance" would like to see renditioned and indefinitely detained in some offshore Trumpenleft gulag somewhere; Matt Taibbi, who just published a treasonous article challenging the right of the US government to prosecute publishers as "enemy agents" for publishing material they don't want published; Julian Assange, who is one such publisher, and who the US has scheduled for public crucifixion just as soon as they can get their hands on him; Aaron Maté of the Real News Network, a notorious Trump-Russia " collusion denialist "; Caitlin Johnstone , an Australian blogger and poet who the Red-Brown Putin-Nazi hunters at CounterPunch have become totally obsessed with; Diana Johnstone , who they also don't like; and (full disclosure) your humble narrator .

Now, normally, the opinions of some political journalists and rather marginal political writers wouldn't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world, but there's a war on, so there's no room for neutrality. As I mentioned in my latest essay , over the course of the next two years, the global capitalist ruling classes need to make an example of Trump, and Assange, and anyone else who has had the gall to fuck with their global empire. Part of how they are going to do this is to further polarize the already extremely polarized ideological spectrum until everyone is forced onto one or the other side of a pro- or anti-Trump equation, or a pro- or anti-populist equation or a pro- or anti-fascist equation.

As you probably noticed, The Guardian has just launched a special six-week "investigative series" exploring the whole " new populism " phenomenon (which began with a lot of scary photos of Steve Bannon next to the word "populism"). We are going to be hearing a lot about "populism" over the course of the next two years. We are going to be hearing how "populism" is actually not that different from fascism, or at the very least is inherently racist, and anti-Semitic, and xenophobic, and how, basically, anyone who criticizes neoliberal elites or the corporate media is Russia-loving, pro-Trump Nazi.

[Nov 26, 2018] Adam Schiff: Putin has one of his henchmen follow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev around with a pillow to smother him in his sleep if he ever gets out of line

Nov 26, 2018 | www.antiwar.com

Rep. Adam Schiff, who takes the chair of the House Intelligence Committee in January, has a nose for hot tips about his bete noire, Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as a strong bent toward credulousness. On October 23, 2018, Schiff solemnly told a young audience at the old Hillary Clinton/John Podesta Center for American Progress Action Fund that he had been told that Putin has one of his henchmen follow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev around with a pillow to smother him in his sleep if he ever gets out of line.

[Nov 25, 2018] UK imports its army uniforms from China as does USA

Nov 25, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

Did anybody told this Trump?

Paul Greenwood , October 24, 2018 at 14:10

The British Army buys powder charges from South Africa. The US buys propellants for its AAMs from Belgium. UK leases its Trident missile units from a common stockpile in King's Bay, VA. Parts for F-35 Albatross are made in Turkey. UK imports its army uniforms from China as does USA

You clearly make your mobile phones in Harrow rather than import them from China

[Nov 25, 2018] Neoliberalism and mafia

Nov 25, 2018 | en.wikipedia.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Andreotti

A joke about Andreotti (originally seen in a strip by Stefano Disegni and Massimo Caviglia) had him receiving a phone call from a fellow party member, who pleaded with him to attend judge Giovanni Falcone's funeral. His friend supposedly begged, "The State must give an answer to the Mafia, and you are one of the top authorities in it!" To which a puzzled Andreotti asked, "Which one do you mean?"

[Nov 25, 2018] A new type of US disclaimer: No Russian, living or dead, had anything to do with the posting of this comment

Notable quotes:
"... Disclaimer: No Russian, living or dead, had anything to do with the posting of this proudly home-grown comment ..."
Nov 25, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

What else is amazing about her emails @leveymg

is how no one really talked about their content, eh? We learned that she rigged the primary against Bernie and then everyone started talking about Russia ! Just as she and Podesta wanted.

#1
Amazing how elusive they are (scrubbed from the State Dept website) and how they have never been picked up on by most of the corporate media.

up 8 users have voted. --

Disclaimer: No Russian, living or dead, had anything to do with the posting of this proudly home-grown comment

[Nov 25, 2018] For Once, Theresa May is Very Accurate - Craig Murray

Nov 25, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk

Theresa May today chose to compare herself with Geoffrey Boycott. For once, she was being very accurate, especially when it comes to relationships with her own team. Boycott's players hated him so much during his captaincy they actually ran him out on purpose during a test match.

[Nov 24, 2018] US Guvmint to the World: My way or the highway. The World to the US Guvmint: HIGHWAY!!!!!

Nov 24, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

DEDA CVETKO , 4 hours ago link

US Guvmint to the World: My way or the highway. The World to the US Guvmint: HIGHWAY!!!!!

[Nov 24, 2018] Looks like we got the Ministry of Love, courtesy of CIA, MI6 and British government

Brennan and Obama as Godfathers of Ministry of Truth. How fitting ; -)
Nov 24, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Now we know who financial Steele dossier and created Skripal affair ;-) Perfidious Albion: or yet another example of the pot calling the kettle black when in fact the kettle may not be black at all; it's just the pot making up things

In 2015 the government of Britain launched a secret operation to insert anti-Russia propaganda into the western media stream.

[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 23, 2018] Trump pardoned this turkey

Nov 23, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Deebo , Nov 22, 2018 1:52:47 PM | link

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Lol @ Pic

Irony at its best !!!

Great work!!!


Circe , Nov 22, 2018 11:25:57 PM | link

Trump pardoned the Sawdi turkey and offended the entire Turkey population.
psychohistorian , Nov 22, 2018 11:36:59 PM | link
@ Circe with the line up of Turkeys.....nice

I would just suggest b that you better don't plan any trips to SA in the near future.

Speaking of trips. Any but me think that the G20 is being set up for Show Time?

[Nov 23, 2018] Here We Go Again: US Accuses Iran Of Hiding Chemical Weapons

Some people might still remember Colin Powel US presentation. Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, first as tragedy , then as farce .
Nov 23, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

In a trite refrain straight out of the standard Washington regime change playbook, the United States has lodged a formal complaint alleging Iran is developing nerve agents "for offensive purposes".

[Nov 23, 2018] The Emirates is organizing the World Summit on Tolerance

Nov 23, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Bowles , Nov 23, 2018 4:59:21 AM | link

http://www.voltairenet.org/article204048.html

[Nov 22, 2018] Children's show is propaganda for Putin, say critics

From comments: "Any demented paranoia against Russians and Russia is "legit" no matter how obviously detached from reality it is. "
Nov 22, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Moscow Exile November 17, 2018 at 10:05 am

The Times:

Children's show is propaganda for Putin, say critics
November 17 2018, 12:01am,
The Times


Masha and the Bear is produced by a studio in Moscow

A programme about a mischievous girl and a bear watched by millions of British children is accused of being a "soft propaganda" tool for the Kremlin (Mark Bridge writes). The English-language Masha and the Bear has more than 4.18 million subscribers on YouTube and, in various languages, the animated series has gained 40 billion views across 13 channels.

Children enjoy watching the feisty little girl and her gentle giant protector. However, critics in Russia's neighbouring states have claimed the series, from a Moscow studio, is part of the country's propaganda machine. Professor Anthony Glees, of the University of Buckingham, an intelligence expert, said: "Masha is feisty, even rather nasty, but also plucky. She punches above her slight weight. It's not far-fetched to to say that she's acting like Putin".

As for the bear, the author recalled the position of the teacher of Tallinn University Priit Khybemyagi, who stated that this character is intended to "change the image of Russia in the minds of children from negative to positive." Khybemyagi considered this to be a threat to n national security .

At the same time, the Lithuanian critics were confused by the USSR border guard cap Masha wears in an episode where she is chasing a hare out of the bear's garden. They decided that in this way Russia was demonstrating "the defence of its border".

From the most prestigious of British "quality" newspapers.

For your delight and delectation, Episode 58 of Masha and the Bear:

Mark Chapman November 17, 2018 at 10:28 am
Dear God.

Good cartoon, though; the production is first-rate.

[Nov 20, 2018] 'Iron' Mike Pence tries to stare Putin down at ASEAN Summit

Nov 18, 2018 | www.sott.net
Putin and Pence

Save Forget the All-Blacks 'Haka', ignore Foreman-Frasier, Drago-Balboa, and Ortiz-Liddell, the honor of the greatest (or perhaps most awkward) staredown in history now goes to US Vice President Mike Pence...

Having been blamed for everything from Trump's election victory to USA soccer team's loss to England last week, Russia faced accusations all weekend and was reportedly confronted by the US contingent over "meddling."

As The Sun reports, Pence and Putin "discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed when President Trump and President Putin are both in Argentina for the summit," according to the vice president's press secretary, Alyssa Farah.

An NBC reporter tweeted : "New per the @VP's Office-> The VP's office says Vice President Pence directly addressed Russian meddling in the 2016 election in a conversation with Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Singapore.

"The conversation took place following the plenary session this afternoon at ASEAN."

But, it was the following clash of the titans that caught most people's attention.

As the Russian president joined the that Pence shook Putin's 'deadly' hand, met his 'steely KGB-trained' gaze, and desperately tried not to smile or blink for 20 seconds as Putin appeared to chat amicably with the US VP...

While Putin has (if his accusers are to be believed) grappled his opponents to death with his bare hands (remember he is a sinister KGB agent and jiu-jitsu expert); we suspect the only thing VP Pence has gripped tightly in his hands is his bible.

Sadly, John Bolton then blew the tough guy act (or is he Mike Pence's 'good cop') as he does his best impression of a teenage girl meeting their popstar idol for the first time...

Putin Bolton Save
Comment: Reminds us of another 'tough guy' stare-down given by an American politician that was outmaneuvered by Putin at every turn. Whether these nitwits are doing it to convey the idea that they "are being tough on Putin and Russia" - or they actually think they're being "tough" - one thing's for sure, they are both weak and dumb.

[Nov 20, 2018] Hillarization of Ivanka Trump

Is she that stupid, or that arrogant?
History repeats -- Looks like yet another "Excessively careless" enthusiastic email sender: "The revelation prompted demands from congressional investigators that Kushner preserve his records, which his attorney said he had."
Nov 20, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Ivanka Trump used her personal email account to send "hundreds" of emails last year to White House aides, assistants and Cabinet officials, according to the Washington Post, citing "people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence." Of that, however, she discussed government policies "less than 100 times" - and none of the content was classified.

No Time for Fishing , 4 minutes ago link

"his daughter's practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton" Some truth here. They are both chromosomally female, both were using email. Sure same thing here, give her the cell next to Hillary. Fair sentencing would be something around life for Hillary, week for Ivanka?

Cautiously Pessimistic , 21 minutes ago link

Honestly, after all of the grief those of us on the right gave Hillary, and rightfully so, for Ivanka to be so obtuse and do this .... it just gives the liberals something to harp on. Why make things harder than they need to be? The Trumps are under a microscope and have to know that everything they do is going to be picked apart and debated in the court of public opinion.

Now we will have to listen to people like Don Lemon and Rachel Madcow and the Morning Joe Idiots for the next 2 months blow this waaayyyy out of proportion

[Nov 20, 2018] Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Couldn't Name The 3 Branches Of Government

She was wrong but not in a way people think: there is a single branch of government called "deep state" that matters.
Nov 20, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

For the record, the three branches of government are the legislative, the executive and the judiciary.

[Nov 20, 2018] The problem is that if you look into eyes of Medusa you drop dead

Nov 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

Durruti , says: November 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm GMT

@Ilyana_Rozumova "The problem is that if you look into eyes of Medusa you drop dead."

Is Medusa is a synonym for the Imperialist New World Order -- a horrible Devil which we may never confront?

[Nov 20, 2018] I love you Melania!! (Grin)

Nov 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

Z-man , says: November 15, 2018 at 3:07 am GMT

@ChuckOrloski She did it!

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/416797-bolton-aide-exits-white-house-after-high-profile-clash-with-first

She has now singlehandedly mortally wounded walrus face Bolton. I love you Melania!! (Grin)

[Nov 20, 2018] Medusa's "hair" signifies the bad ideas coming out from women head. Did you notice how many women in US are engaging in politics?

Nov 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

ChuckOrloski , says: November 14, 2018 at 12:20 am GMT

@Ilyana_Rozumova

To Durruti, Ilyana Rozumova wrote: "I am certain that you do not know this. Medusa's "hair" signifies the bad ideas coming out from women head. Did you notice how many women in US are engaging in politics?
.
US is doomed!!!!"

Broken Scranton greetings, I.R.

Taking off from your having mentioned "Medusa," & (with no pun), I do not know if you domicile in ZUSA, but linked below is a unique scene from Arnon Milchan's 1978 film, "The Medusa Touch."

The movie turns "bad hair day" when a Boeing 747 crashes into the Pan Am Building in NYC! Uh, where did Arnon Milchan get such precognitive inspiration?

Thanks, Ilyana, for all your work.

[Nov 20, 2018] No comments ;-)

Nov 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

eah , says: November 13, 2018 at 8:29 am GMT

[Nov 19, 2018] As history has proved, time and time again, when "literal fascists" take over your democracy, outlaw opposing political parties, and start shipping people off to concentration camps and revoking journalists' White House access, the only effective way to defeat them is to form a whole buttload of congressional committees and investigate the living Hitler out of them by C.J. Hopkins

Nov 19, 2018 | www.unz.com

OK, so, that was a close one. For a moment there, I was starting to worry that the Democrats weren't going to take back the House and rescue us from " the brink of fascism ." Which, if that had happened, in addition to having to attend all those horrible stadium rallies and help the government mass murder the Jews, we would have been denied the next two years of Donald Trump-related congressional hearings and investigations that we can now look forward to

I'm going to go ahead and call them the Hitlergate Hearings.

Staging these hearings has always been a crucial part of the Resistance's strategy. As history has proved, time and time again, when literal fascists take over your democracy, outlaw opposing political parties, and start shipping people off to concentration camps and revoking journalists' White House access, the only effective way to defeat them is to form a whole buttload of congressional committees and investigate the living Hitler out of them. This is especially the case when the literal fascists who have commandeered your democracy are conspiring with a shifty-eyed Slavic dictator whose country you have essentially surrounded with your full-spectrum dominant military forces, and who your media have thoroughly demonized, but who is nevertheless able to brainwash your citizens into electing his fascist puppet president with a few thousand dollars worth of Facebook ads.

Once you've determined that has happened (which it obviously has), the gloves have to come off. No more prancing around in pussyhats, not with Russian Hitler in office! No, at that point, you really have no choice but to wait two years until your opposition party (which Hitler somehow forgot to ban) regains control of the House of Representatives (which Hitler somehow forgot to dissolve), wait another two months until they take office, and then immediately start issuing subpoenas, auditing Hitler's financial records, and taking affidavits from former hookers. I realize that may sound extreme, but remember, we're talking about literal fascists, backed by literal Russian fascists, who are going around emboldening literal fascism, and making literal fascist hand gestures on television, and doing all kinds of other fascist stuff!

... ... ...

ThreeCranes , says: November 20, 2018 at 3:10 am GMT

Photo of a typical Trump rally. Trump himself designed the grandiose, operatic setting and cast himself in the male lead as fiery, spittle-flecked orator/savior of his nation.


[Nov 15, 2018] Now the question becomes how will Wall St trade global cooling?

Nov 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Blazing in BC , 2 hours ago link

Where can I prepay my carbon tax?

Oliver Klozoff , 1 hour ago link

I think you're due a refund, as are we all.

11b40 , 1 hour ago link

But now the question becomes how will Wall St trade global cooling?

Realname , 1 hour ago link

The same as everything else...fraudulently.

[Nov 15, 2018] November Snow In Texas Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models

Nov 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

rwe2late , 1 hour ago link

...messing with sunspots!?

Does Trump realize what he is doing?

[Nov 14, 2018] Michelle Obama on George W Bush: 'He is a beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man'

Big payoff for a candy...
Nov 14, 2018 | dailymail.co.uk

This:

Michelle Obama revealed her true feelings about George W. Bush in a candid interview with his daughter Jenna, insisting that she holds the former Republican president in the highest regard, despite their differing political views.

Speaking to former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager in an interview for Today , the 54-year-old insisted that she has always maintained a close friendship with the statesman, who served for two terms before her own husband, Democrat Barack Obama, took over the White House, despite fighting on opposite sides, as it were.

'I think the political discourse, the way it's shown in the media, it's all the nasty parts of it,' she told mother-of-two Jenna, 36. 'Because I guess we've become a culture where the nasty sells so people are just gonna keep feeding that.'

And that:

Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Michelle Obama shared a sweet moment at John McCain's memorial.

The moment was captured by cameras during former Sen. Joe Lieberman's eulogy to McCain, who died last Saturday after battling brain cancer. The former President and former First Lady were among other political VIPs in attendance at Saturday's funeral service at Washington National Cathedral.

Bush was seen grabbing a mint from his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, and then passing it to Michelle Obama who mouths "thank you" with a smile.

[Nov 14, 2018] Hillary Launches Campaign To Raise $100 Million Or Else She'll Run For President

Nov 14, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

CHAPPAQUA, NY -- In a press conference announcing her plans for the 2020 election, Hillary Clinton told reporters she is launching a campaign Tuesday that will raise $100 million by the end of the year or else she will run for president.

"I'm very excited to roll out my initiative to secure this full amount within seven weeks, and if it is not successful -- let me be very clear on this -- I will once more fill out the paperwork to run for president and submit it to the Federal Election Commission," said Clinton, who stressed that she was "absolutely serious" about her new A Hundred Million Or Me campaign, describing the town halls and candidate meet-and-greets she would soon begin holding in Iowa and New Hampshire if donors came up even a penny short.

[Nov 14, 2018] Nationalism vs partiotism

Highly recommended!
Nov 14, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

[Nov 13, 2018] There is an arresting suggestion, floating on blogosphere, to rename Gaza Ghetto into Auschwitz. Makes sense.

Nov 13, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Anya , Nov 12, 2018 4:41:19 PM | link

fast freddy | 14: "The NYT has always promoted war."
Correct.

Meanwhile, there is an arresting suggestion, floating on blogosphere, to rename Gaza Ghetto into Auschwitz.
Makes sense.

https://www.rt.com/news/443792-israel-bombs-tv-station-gaza/

BM , Nov 13, 2018 1:19:29 AM | link

Meanwhile, there is an arresting suggestion, floating on blogosphere, to rename Gaza Ghetto into Auschwitz.
Posted by: Anya | Nov 12, 2018 4:41:19 PM | 15

That would be a good strategic move. Israel bombing Auschwitz? Doesn't look good. It sends a potent message.

[Nov 13, 2018] "I understand your house is on fire ."

Nov 13, 2018 | twitter.com

[Nov 12, 2018] This NYT Cartoon Helps Trump To Win by B

B: "One wonders why the NYT is willingly playing into his hands with this."
From comments: "The image works for Trump, not against, on two issues; the border and the ME. The reality is the people on the march to the US border all refused an offer from Mexico to settle in two southern (Mexican) states and receive jobs, free housing, free food, free education and free healthcare. So much for the PR story of this group as economic immigrants and sanctuary seekers. They are seen as being in search of the Free Lunch."
From comments: "I am not aware of anyone who thinks the US belongs in the ME. Yes, Israel is all for it, but in the US no one wants troops there. We have lost country after country after country and some military head just said that after 17 years we are not "winning" in Afghanistan. These wars are a financial scam in the eyes of many and are for Israel's benefit in the eyes of many others"
moonofalabama.org

[Nov 12, 2018] Trump Or Cheney WSJ Asks Who's The Real American Psycho

Notable quotes:
"... Would you rather have a professional assassin after you or a frothing maniac with a meat cleaver? ..."
Nov 12, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

After a screening of "Vice" Thursday, I asked McKay which of our two right-wing Dementors was worse, Cheney or Trump.

"Here's the question," he said.

"Would you rather have a professional assassin after you or a frothing maniac with a meat cleaver? I'd rather have a maniac with a meat cleaver after me, so I think Cheney is way worse.

And also, if you look at the body count, more than 600,000 people died in Iraq. It's not even close, right? "

[Nov 12, 2018] Macron wants to be like Putin, but the leash gets in the way

Nov 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

Anon [425] Disclaimer , says: Website November 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm GMT

Macron. Trudeau. Such lightweights. They are nothing but globe-trotting celebs.
AnonFromTN , says: November 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm GMT
As the French say, Macron wants to be like Putin, but the leash gets in the way.

[Nov 11, 2018] Bolton's Favorite Deranged Cult

Nov 11, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

K squared November 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

Bolton's Favorite Deranged Cult

the republican party under trump?!?!?!?

[Nov 07, 2018] Proving the old adage that America is the land of opportunity where anything can happen

We are what we repeatedly do. ~Aristotle
Must have been Russian hacking. BTW Trump Republicans did better than mainstream Republicans, showing that the establishment Democrats' strategy of running against Trump (as opposed to running for something) continues to be a failure.
Nov 07, 2018 | mashable.com
this guy .
Proving the old adage that America is the land of opportunity where anything can happen, Dennis Hof, a Trump-loving brothel owner, won his race for Nevada state legislature on Tuesday night -- despite the fact that he's been dead for three weeks.

[Nov 07, 2018] Trump's domestic policy: Take from the bottom ninety percent and give to the top one percent

Top 1% in the US get everything they want, the top 10% get some of what they want and the other 90% get nothing of a what they want.
Nov 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org
Bob In Portland , Nov 7, 2018 12:12:07 PM | link

Trump's domestic policy. Take from the bottom ninety percent and give to the top one percent? That domestic policy?

[Nov 07, 2018] A Short Take On The Midterm Elections: The auction for the 2020 election has begun.

A dead Republican brothel owner beating a live Democrat tells you all you need to know about American politics. It's a sick joke.
Notable quotes:
"... The auction for the 2020 election has begun. ..."
Nov 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Eric Jacobson , Nov 7, 2018 9:27:36 AM | link

Five billion dollars spent on midterm elections! What an insane waste of money to keep the established criminal cabal "smoothly" pilfering the insouciant serfs who voted for them thinking it was their patriotic duty, and of course the chance to proudly wear an "I voted!" sticker on their blouse or flannel shirt.

Dave , Nov 7, 2018 8:28:31 AM | 24

The auction for the 2020 election has begun.

[Nov 06, 2018] President Putin has to stop beating his wife

Nov 06, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bart Hansen , Nov 6, 2018 5:49:52 PM | link

24 - "Under the law, Russia had to end the use of the nerve agent Novichok..."

However, to show good faith, President Putin has stopped beating his wife.

[Nov 06, 2018] Remember emmanual goldstein in 1984? how absolutely everything was his fault?

Nov 06, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

semiconscious , Nov 6, 2018 5:41:12 PM | link

current cnn header: this election is about trump

remember Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984? & how absolutely everything was his fault? :) ...

[Nov 05, 2018] "Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

Submitted by dervish on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 2:23pm

[Nov 02, 2018] They say they're gonna give you better health insurance

Nov 02, 2018 | twitter.com

[Nov 01, 2018] It's a great idea to appoint to UN yet another person, who will just read prepared scripts

Life imitates Onion ;-)
Nov 01, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

James lake November 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm

New UN Ambassador

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert was offered the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations,
Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts shared the emerging report on Twitter, writing: "Senior Administration Official tells Fox News that @statedeptspox Heather Nauert has been offered the job of UN Ambassador."

Nauert, a former Fox News journalist, will replace current U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who abruptly announced in early October that she will exit the administration at the end of the year.

//Trump really is a clown – appointing yet another person, who will just read prepared scripts. //

[Oct 30, 2018] Mueller Accused Of Sexual Assault; Says Women Were Offered Money To Make False Claims

Congressman Louie Gohmert report can be read here "What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller's disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully elected President," writes Gohmert.
Oct 30, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Frito , 1 hour ago link

Mueller. .. aggressive rape. ... the victim would have to be Lady Justice herself.

Socrates_student , 1 hour ago link

For those who haven't seen it yet, here's a report about his activities in the FBI:

https://gohmert.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398634

For him to accuse his accuser of attempting to bribe someone to make accusations about him is no surprise since that is what was most likely done to Kavanaugh. Their playbook is getting quite old.

[Oct 29, 2018] Russian ontelligence againces refused to listen to Trump phone because it's just all noise and expletives. Nowadays, we tend to get amused at such suggestions, said Peskov

Oct 29, 2018 | thehill.com

. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the report, telling reporters Thursday the Kremlin regretted that the Times "thoughtlessly publishes information, which demonstrates the decreasing level of journalistic responsibility."

"Nowadays, we tend to get amused at such publications," he added, according to Russian News Agency TASS

China issued a similar response to the allegations on Thursday, claiming the story undermined the Times' credibility.

[Oct 29, 2018] Election platform of two major US parties for midterm

Oct 29, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

Republicans: You're screwed and so is the planet.
Democrats: You're screwed and so is the planet, but you get LGBT rights on the way down.

[Oct 28, 2018] Look on my works, ye mighty -- and despair

[Oct 25, 2018] Only one of two can be smart

Google technocrats are really crazy...
Oct 25, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

HolyCOW , 1 hour ago link

Smart phones -> dumb kids

Smart City -> dumb citizens

inhibi, 1 hour ago (Edited)

Oh wow,

... ... ...

smart traffic they say? Wowsers. I always wanted those lights to turn green immediately (when Im around).

And 24/7 tracking, so they can give you personal ads on LCD billboards while you walk past.

And better yet: access to lock or unlock your front door for a 'repairman'. Yeah that will work out great. I always wanted to hand the keys to my home to outsiders for safe keeping, but now its automatic!

Amazing. What a different life we would all lead in this Smart City. /s

[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/

[Oct 23, 2018] MbS explains all to Khashoggi Jr. We came, we sawed, he died

Alastair Crooke explains why the Khashoggi murder, while not unusual, has this large effect: When a single additional, undifferentiated, snowflake can touch off a huge slide whose mass is entirely disproportionate to the single grain that triggers it. Was Khashoggi's killing just such a trigger? Quite possibly yes – because there are several unstable accumulations of political mass in the region where even a small event might set off a significant slide.
Or was is "an externality" of MbS reneging on a huge Lockheed Martin Arms deal in favor os S400? .
Notable quotes:
"... Photo needs a caption: MbS explains all to Khashoggi Jr. "We came, we sawed, he died". ..."
Oct 23, 2018 | moonofalabama.org

Barbara Ann | Oct 23, 2018 5:21:36 PM | 29

Photo needs a caption: MbS explains all to Khashoggi Jr. "We came, we sawed, he died".

pogohere | Oct 23, 2018 5:37:36 PM | 33

Barbara Ann @29

Best summary yet!!!!

You've been nominated for the 2018 Hildabeast Award.

To me the Kashoggi thing is simple, the Skirpal assassins (yes they were involved, amazing as this may seem) screwed up. They confused Riyad Time with London time; they were still in bed together and not available to routinely refine orders issued by the young King's secretary, an addict of pep pills

[Oct 23, 2018] Who s first to declare that Mueller will soon announce the result of his probe?

Notable quotes:
"... Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the midterm elections, including addressing questions of collusion and obstruction of justice. What do you ..."
Oct 20, 2018 | theonion.com

The Liberal Moonbat, 10/20/2018

NOT FROM THE ONION - oh, wait, yes it is...wait, what?

Who's on first...?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the midterm elections, including addressing questions of collusion and obstruction of justice. What do you think?

https://www.theonion.com/mueller-ready-to-deliver-major-parts-of-finding...

[Oct 22, 2018] Paid Protest Firm Crowds On Demand Sued In $23 Million Extortion Plot

A market niche created by neoliberalism ;-).
Notable quotes:
"... $13 per hour? These people need a union. ..."
Oct 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Is-Be , 2 hours ago link

$13 per hour? These people need a union.

Joe Davola , 1 hour ago link

Gonna guess there's no 1099, so no taxes paid.

Also figure their twitter account hasn't been suspended.

Nature_Boy_Wooooo , 2 hours ago link

neoliberal job creation.

Grandad Grumps , 3 hours ago link

It would be a great retirement job if it paid for medical insurance.

nmewn , 3 hours ago link

Paid counter-protestors can't be far behind...lol.

A capitalist see's opportunity, a communist see's a threat ;-)

Lumberjack , 3 hours ago link

They're called mercenaries....

TeamDepends , 3 hours ago link

Journalist: But yesterday you were against profit?

Protester: This side pays better. A girl's gotta eat.

[Oct 22, 2018] Spartacus Falls Cory Booker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Man In Restroom

Oct 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Seal Team 6 , 9 hours ago link

Lies Republican LIES

This is what really happened? Booker pulled this man into the restroom because he noticed the man's fly was undone, and Booker being concerned that it would project a negative stereotype helped him out by vigorously checking the area multiple times. You can never be too sure.

Satisfied that the mans fly was safe, Booker became fearful that he might have left his fly down but also with a stuck on piece of toilet paper on a very personal spot such that he himself might become a target of Republican ire if they were to notice. Booker pushed this ingrate down to get the problem fixed simply because reciprocity is part of human societal relations and Booker needed a hand (sorry no pun intended).

Hey, just two dudes making sure everything is good. What? Now this gay version of Stormy Daniels is making a play for Booker's cash, all because of an innocent helping hand in the washroom?

Makes you wonder what this disgusting world is coming to?

[Oct 21, 2018] Let's play Global Thermonuclear War

See also Trump To Pull U.S. Out Of 1987 Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia ":
"We're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement," Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Elko, Nevada. "We're going to terminate the agreement."
Oct 21, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

gnjus , 3 hours ago link

War Games (1983)

- Shell me play a game ?

-- Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War?

- Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?

-- Later. Let's play Global Thermonuclear War.

[Oct 21, 2018] Can't find the episode but I believe Homer Simpson had the briefcase that US Presidents use to control the US nuclear forces. It had three buttons

Oct 21, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com


Patient Observer October 14, 2018 at 5:10 pm

Can't find the episode but I believe Homer Simpson had the briefcase that US Presidents use to control the US nuclear forces. It had three buttons:
– First Strike
– Retaliation Strike
– "Accidental" Launch

[Oct 21, 2018] Russian military grade poisons in UK obtain an interesting property: affected people survive

Fully applicable to UK: "There is nothing puzzling about America's gratuitously aggressive foreign policy. What an aggressive foreign policy accomplishes by slow degrees, a state of war accomplishes in a trice. Overnight war kills reform, overnight it transforms insurgents into traitors and the Republic into an imperiled realm. Overnight it strangles free politics, distracts and overawes the citizenry. Overnight it blasts public hope." ~ Walter Karp

[Oct 20, 2018] Neocon propaganda on Russia remind me of a Russian joke

Oct 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN says: October 18, 2018 at 3:04 pm GMT 100 Words @Mr. Hack

(at least according to him)

Reminds me of a Russian joke.
An old man comes to a doctor and says:
- Doctor, I am only 65, but can't have sex any more. My neighbor is 80, and he tells stories about having sex with young women. Can you help me?
- I don't see your problem: you can tell stories, too.

[Oct 20, 2018] What's there not to like ?

Oct 20, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

denk , Oct 18, 2018 11:48:53 PM | link

@dltravers 62

TPTB sold Obama as 'prez for change',

Trump was the 'anti establishment maverick'

Haley would be murikka's 'first lady potus'.

What's there not to like ?

... ... ...

[Oct 19, 2018] How to select a UN diplomat: any politicized US housewife qualifies, the least qualified candidate wins

Notable quotes:
"... 'When she was offered the UN role, Haley reportedly recalled, "I told [Trump], 'Honestly, I don't even know what the UN does,' " ..."
"... Baturally after saying she doesn't know what UN does Nikki got the job ..."
Oct 19, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

brian , Oct 18, 2018 5:06:15 PM | link

Nimratas tell all https://pagesix.com/2018/10/17/nikki-haley-dishes-on-her-time-in-trump-administration-in-private-talk-with-conservatives/

'When she was offered the UN role, Haley reportedly recalled, "I told [Trump], 'Honestly, I don't even know what the UN does,' " to which the crowd "erupted with sympathetic laughter and applause," Blumenthal writes.

Baturally after saying she doesn't know what UN does Nikki got the job

[Oct 19, 2018] I am withdrawing from all ventures with the Saudi government until they go back to killing people I'll never meet at a party

Oct 19, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Barbara Ann -> David Habakkuk , 2 days ago

Jon Schwarz of The Intercept summed up the hypocrisy of the outrage rather well in a humorous tweet:

"I am withdrawing from all ventures with the Saudi government until they go back to killing people I'll never meet at a party"

[Oct 19, 2018] What's there not to like ?

Oct 19, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

denk , Oct 18, 2018 11:48:53 PM | link

@dltravers 62

TPTB sold Obama as 'prez for change',
Trump was the 'anti establishment maverick'
Haley would be murikka's 'first lady potus'
What's there not to like ?

... ... ...

[Oct 19, 2018] Trump 'Crossing the Swamp' painting

Aug 2, 2018

Jon McNaughton @McNaughtonArt

It's coming my friends. It's coming soon. My painting, "Expose the Truth."
Learn why I painted this here: http://jonmcnaughton.com/expose-the-truth/ …

[Oct 19, 2018] We make fake news by Maxim Kononenko

Notable quotes:
"... "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade ... to make sure that their energy does not go to market," ..."
Oct 04, 2018 | kononenkome.livejournal.com

The spoken word is known to be sticky. The quote tells us "Be careful with your words. Once they're said, they can only be forgiven, not forgotten." Especially when it is the word of some high-ranking official. For example, the US Ambassador to NATO, which the day before, according to Reuters, said the following, quoting the Agency: "If Russia does not stop the development of prohibited weapons systems, the US will consider destroying them before they work."

How can you not believe Reuters? Okay there some dubious sources like NYT or WaPo, but it's the most respectable news Agency in the world. The main provider of financial news on the planet -- the type of news for the reliability of which people pay serious money. Because they make important decisions on their basis.

And now the whole world is holding its breath. Especially as days earlier the USA Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proudly declared that the USA can organize sea blockade of Russia (washingtonexaminer.com). "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade ... to make sure that their energy does not go to market," he said. To prevent the supply of Russian energy resources to the Middle East. It's so scary. The impression is that WWIII is coming as a bunch of crazy lunatics in the USA are hell-bent on destroying Russia.

Suddenly, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, wrote on Twitter that she's not mean. And said only that if Russia will continue to develop their weapons, and the United States will also have to get the same weapons. And on careful reading of the transcript, it becomes clear that she really did not talk about any weapon destruction. But nobody checked.

And for some reason no onein MSM asked the question, and why supplies of Russian energy to the middle East that the Minister of internal Affairs of the United States trying to prevent are needed. Was he talking about gas supplies to Qatar? Or oil to Saudi Arabia? Or whether former Navy SEAL and Congressman Ryan Zinke drink or smoke something really strong.

No, nobody checked anything. Everyone just believed what the media gave us. Because not only is absolutely impossible not to believe Reuters. especially when the whole world is waiting for such fake news. Such news seems natural to the world in light of what is happening. Humanity is waiting for an aggravation, and the press gives mankind an exacerbation. Moreover, all know the fake news are distributed only by the Chinese and the Russians. And the free Western media cannot lie.

Science fiction, philosophers and futurologists have been trying for several decades to predict how the WWIII can begin. And now you and I know how it can start. It can start with the fact that some stupid or corrupt (or both )news agency decides to get more WEB traffic.

That's why probably the creator of WWW Tim Bernes Lee recently announced that he was going to produce alternative which will destroy this old WWW.

And may be for MSM just silence in case you are not sure, and avoiding excessive concern about profitability are somewhat safer. Actually safer for all of us, not just MSM.

[Oct 12, 2018] The Fundamentals are Strong!

Oct 10, 2018 | angrybearblog.com

"The fundamentals and future of the U.S. economy remain incredibly strong."

[Oct 12, 2018] Christ was crucified because of the Russians. GRU and Putin conspired to poison him at the Last Supper. The actual death on the Cross was staged to cover the poisoning.

Notable quotes:
"... Bellingcat is due with the official report shortly. Stay tuned. ..."
Oct 12, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Red Ryder , Oct 11, 2018 5:13:17 PM | link

Christ was crucified because of the Russians. GRU and Putin conspired to poison him at the Last Supper. The actual death on the Cross was staged to cover the poisoning.

"Highly Likely" Iran had a hand in it also. Judas was a 'Persian', of course, and would have been a Shiite if he hadn't been suicidal and lived another 800 years or so.

Bellingcat is due with the official report shortly. Stay tuned.

[Oct 12, 2018] US Special Forces Want America to Reverse Engineer Russian Machineguns

Oct 11, 2018 | disqus.com

tom a day ago ,

US Special Forces Want America to Reverse Engineer Russian Machineguns

Intellectual property theft, anyone? Which they are always bitching about the Chinese being guilty of.

[Oct 11, 2018] I wonder what the American reaction would be if China sent all their HP laptops back?

Oct 09, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

et Al October 9, 2018 at 9:45 am

ZeroHedge: New Evidence Of Chinese Spy Hardware Found By Ex-Mossad Investigators; Super Micro Shares Plunge
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-09/new-evidence-chinese-spy-hardware-found-ex-mossad-investigators-super-micro-shares

####

Ohh, looky here, Bloomturd fighting back. Weak sauce.

Mark Chapman October 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm
Oh, boo hoo hoo!!! Muh FREEDOM!!! Things like that never happen in a free country. I wonder what the American reaction would be if China sent all their HP laptops back?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/12/29/report-nsa-intercepting-laptops-ordered-online-installing-spyware/#310436d1413d

et Al October 10, 2018 at 12:47 am
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/09/bloomberg_super_micro_china_spy_chip_scandal/

The new story pointing to an Ethernet hack is clearly intended to act as support for the original story but since the details are so different, and given that the entire report is single-sourced, it has had the opposite effect among security experts who have started to doubt the credibility of the original story.

In addition, online sleuths have started digging into the reporters themselves and identifying previous errors in their reporting of security issues

[Oct 11, 2018] The reason Haley

Notable quotes:
"... Maybe because she didn't know? ..."
Oct 11, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

UN staff did not know until this morning that she was resigning.


Pat Lang Mod , a day ago

OK, but I still don't understand why her UN staff did not know until this morning that she was resigning.
Tony -> Pat Lang , a day ago
Maybe because she didn't know?

[Oct 09, 2018] Make him deny it

Oct 09, 2018 | www.unz.com

Tony Vodvarka says: October 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm GMT LBJ, running for a seat in the Texas state legislature, told his campaign manager to spread the charge that his opponent had sex with pigs. Shocked, the manager replied, "He doesn't do that! "I know, I know" said Johnson, "but make him deny it."

[Oct 08, 2018] Dividing the working classes up into sub-groups according to race, ethnicity, and so on, and then pitting these sub-groups against each other, is extremely important to the ruling classes, who are, let's remember, a tiny minority of intelligent but physically vulnerable parasites controlling the lives of the vast majority of human beings on the planet Earth, primarily by keeping them ignorant and confused by C.J. Hopkins

Oct 08, 2018 | www.unz.com

If there is one thing that still unites Americans across the ever more intellectually suffocating and bitterly polarized political spectrum our imaginations have been crammed into like rush hour commuters on the Tokyo Metro, it's our undying love of identity politics.

Who doesn't love identity politics? Liberals love identity politics. Conservatives love identity politics. Political parties love identity politics. Corporations love identity politics. Advertisers, anarchists, white supremacists, Wall Street bankers, Hollywood producers, Twitter celebrities, the media, academia everybody loves identity politics.

Why do we love identity politics? We love them for many different reasons.

The ruling classes love identity politics because they keep the working classes focused on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and so on, and not on the fact that they (i.e., the working classes) are, essentially, glorified indentured servants, who will spend the majority of their sentient existences laboring to benefit a ruling elite that would gladly butcher their entire families and sell their livers to hepatitic Saudi princes if they could get away with it. Dividing the working classes up into sub-groups according to race, ethnicity, and so on, and then pitting these sub-groups against each other, is extremely important to the ruling classes, who are, let's remember, a tiny minority of intelligent but physically vulnerable parasites controlling the lives of the vast majority of human beings on the planet Earth, primarily by keeping them ignorant and confused.

The political parties love identity politics because they allow them to conceal the fact that they are bought and paid for by these ruling classes, which, in our day and age, means corporations and a handful of obscenely wealthy oligarchs who would gut you and your kids like trout and sell your organs to the highest bidder if they thought they could possibly get away with it. The political parties employ identity politics to maintain the simulation of democracy that prevents Americans (many of whom are armed) from coming together, forming a mob, dismantling this simulation of democracy, and then attempting to establish an actual democracy, of

The corporate media, academia, Hollywood, and the other components of the culture industry are similarly invested in keeping the vast majority of people ignorant and confused. The folks who populate this culture industry, in addition to predicating their sense of self

Oh, and racists, hardcore white supremacists, anti-Semites, and other far-Right wing nuts my God, do they love identity politics! Identity politics are their entire worldview (or Weltanschauung, for you Nazi fetishists). Virtually every social, political, economic, and ontological phenomenon can be explained by reducing it to race, ethnicity, religion, or some other simplistic criterion, according to these "alt-Right" geniuses. And to render everything even more simplistic, each and every one of their simplistic theories can be subsumed into a meta-simplistic theory, which amounts to (did you guess it?) a conspiracy of Jews.

According to this meta-theory, this conspiracy of Jews (which is headquartered in Israel, but maintains offices in Los Angeles and New York, from which it controls the corporate media, Hollywood, and the entire financial sector) is responsible for well, anything they can think of. September 11 attacks? Conspiracy of Jews. Financial crisis? Jews, naturally. Black on Black crime? Jews again! Immigration? Globalization? Gun control laws? Abortion? Drugs? Media bias? Who else could be behind it all but Jews?!

[Oct 08, 2018] Two satanic (read neoliberal) factions turned on each other. Very good, buy a lot of popcorn !

Slightly edited Google translation
Notable quotes:
"... Well, of course Russians are guity. And yes, and the asteroid was an agent of mammals and, if not for his hatred of the noble dinosaurs, everything would be OK ..."
Oct 08, 2018 | neznaika-nalune.livejournal.com

The main benefit of trump, of course, is not that he is supposedly "a friend of Russia". That is, somewhere at the subconscious there he might have a sincere feeling that make friends with Putin, that would be cool, but it's at the level of vanity, and practical value on this is zero.

But what is really cool that he became of catalysts of bickering in the American neoliberal elite on all fronts -- aka "uncivil war". The world would be better off if this abomination of elite engaged in mutual destruction and it would be even better if they engaged in mutual annihilation.

occuserpens , September 29 2018, 03: 23: 13 UTC

Well, of course Russians are guity. And yes, and the asteroid was an agent of mammals and, if not for his hatred of the noble dinosaurs, everything would be OK

[Oct 08, 2018] House of Representatative as a Zoo

Notable quotes:
"... Jerrold Nader is a genius ..."
"... Just what kind of genius I'm not sure ..."
Oct 08, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Blimbax October 6, 2018 at 9:10 am

Jerrold Nader is a genius . For example, he's the one who drew the analogy between the alleged Russian meddling in the election and Pearl Harbor, who identified the indictment against the 13 Russians as "absolute proof that the US was attached. ( https://www.nysun.com/editorials/jerrold-nadlers-war/90195/ ).

Just what kind of genius I'm not sure , but obviously he has a keen mind and is a great strategic thinker. People need to be wary of him, especially Democrats.

[Oct 07, 2018] Scorched-earth violence is capitalism's preferred method of dealing with it's problems, as millions of people in the Middle East have come to learn.

Oct 07, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Attitude_Check , 7 hours ago link

So they are continuing to turn on each other. I predict this will continue as they try to 'out victim' each other, and their logical inconsistencies become more and more evident.

Sadly this will likely turn violent, as the screaming harpies no of no other way to resolve conflicts other than scorched earth.

Condor_0000 , 7 hours ago link

Yep. Scorched-earth violence is capitalism's preferred method of dealing with it's problems, as millions of people in the Middle East have come to learn.

[Oct 06, 2018] Neoliberal tears make my mug of schadenfreude overflow!

Notable quotes:
"... Funny you mention "useful idiots" ..."
Oct 06, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Condor_0000, 7 hours ago link

The main thing to be taken from the whole thing is that the 1% got their boy on the SCOTUS.

Vote all you want but the 1% always wins. Woo hoo for capitalism and super-rich capitalists ruling over us all!

charlewar, 7 hours ago link

cry much, cupcake?

Condor_0000, 7 hours ago link

There's nothing to cry about. Nothing at all has changed. The 1% owned the Supreme Court before adding Kavanaugh. I'm just pointing out a little reality to all the useful idiots.

SaulAzzHoleSky

Funny you mention "useful idiots"

[Oct 05, 2018] We have always been at war with Oceania and they have always tried to hack us...

Notable quotes:
"... Your comment reminded me of a recent Dilbert cartoon: The pointy head manager issued a directive that from now on all employees must use company manufactured equipment, which caused all the employees to scream I Quit! ..."
Oct 05, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

worldblee , Oct 5, 2018 4:34:57 PM | link

We have always been at war with Oceania and they have always tried to hack us... (Unless they knuckle under on trade deals, in which case they have been our friends forever and always will be so.)
karlof1 , Oct 5, 2018 4:59:03 PM | link
uncle tungsten @42--

Your comment reminded me of a recent Dilbert cartoon: The pointy head manager issued a directive that from now on all employees must use company manufactured equipment, which caused all the employees to scream I Quit!

[Oct 05, 2018] Air Force Number 2 Trump boards presidential plane with toilet paper stuck to shoe

Notable quotes:
"... That means there is not a single person who cares about him enough to tell him he had toilet paper stuck to his shoe from whatever bathroom he was in all the way to the plane ..."
Oct 05, 2018 | www.rt.com

Some wondered how it had taken this long for the president to find himself in this situation, while others questioned how the toilet paper had been on his shoe for so long without anyone giving Trump a heads up.

I honestly cannot believe it's taken this long for Trump to board Air Force One with a full strand of toilet paper trailing from his shoe. https://t.co/hLWrqKqsIK

-- Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 5, 2018

That means there is not a single person who cares about him enough to tell him he had toilet paper stuck to his shoe from whatever bathroom he was in all the way to the plane https://t.co/87Xz1rrxXQ

-- rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) October 5, 2018

True Trump supporters should start wearing toilet paper stuck to the bottom of their shoes in solidarity.

-- MꙬse Allain (@MooseAllain) October 5, 2018

[Oct 03, 2018] Kavanaugh Gang-Rapes Collie in Satanic Ritual by Fred Reed

Oct 03, 2018 | www.unz.com

Oh God. Oh God. Is there no surcease? I know, silly question. Squalling protesters: Half of the country seems fifteen years younger than its chronological age. Staged ire. Sordid passion of the herd. Hysteria. Irrationality. Weird accusations. Savage feminists. As per custom, it is all about how horrible men are.

One of the sillier sillinesses of feminists regarding us men, of whom they seem to know little, is that we hate women, scorn them, want to abuse and hurt them and, most especially, gang-rape them. See, men view rape casually. It's just something to do in a moment of boredom. Like scratching, or wondering where we left our keys. It's because of our misogyny. The Sisterhood seems to love misogyny, pray for misogyny, invent misogyny because without it life would be bleak and devoid of meaning.

What is wrong with these baffled ditz-rabbits? Men hate women? By and large, our mothers have been women. Yes, check it out. Also our wives and girlfriends, grandmothers, granddaughters, daughters and–this will astonish the more ardent among feminists–even many of our friends. And, often, our collies.

As for regarding rape causally: If some dirtball raped anywoman close to me, I would favor subjecting him to a sex change with a propane torch, knee-capping him as a mobility-reduction measure, giving him a beating of the sort popular with dentists who want Porsches, and putting him in Leavenworth for thirty years. Sensitive readers will suggest that I am a psycho for proposing such effective and extremely meritorious measures. Admittedly they run counter to the trade winds of American jurisprudence. But a great many men will quietly say, "Right on, Fred."

But: Rape is a crime. The standard is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. As well as I can see, the Kavanaugh charges do not even meet the civil standard of preponderance of the evidence, since there seems to be little evidence to preponder. The accuser doesn't remember when it was, or where it was, or just who was there, and those she thinks were there don't remember the party.

[Oct 03, 2018] He didn't tell me beer had alcohol in it and I didn't know boys were interested in sex, I thought it was just us girls by Fred Reed

Oct 03, 2018 | www.unz.com

Since I am actually in a mood for noting things, I will note that any girl in my high school class–King George High, class of 1964–could accuse me of raping her at a party, and do it with similar evidence: none. Equally with Kavanaugh, I would have no way to defend myself. How could I prove what I hadn't done at a party nobody remembered after 55 years? This would be no defense against the presumption of guilt. Girls I dated would report that I had no such inclinations. Surviving teachers would remember–well, perhaps imperfect behavior, but nothing lubricious. This would prove nothing.

However, this first accusation against Kavanaugh has the virtue that it could have happened, since there is no proof that it didn't happen. The same could be said of course of the charge that I raped whoever some girl might say that I had. Ah, but now we come to the gang-rape business. We have:

"Swetnick, who attended High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, swore under oath that she attended at least 10 parties where she says she witnessed Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, and others "cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be 'gang raped' in a side room or bedroom by a 'train' of numerous boys." She added that she has a "firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn' with a girl inside the room,"

First, "cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented." This displays a common theme among feminists, painting girls as helpless, easily manipulated victims, having no will of their own. Is this not truly insulting to girls? "He didn't tell me beer had alcohol in it and I didn't know boys were interested in sex, I thought it was just us girls ."

But, just as the problem with the first story is no witness, the problem with the gang rape is too many witnesses. "At least ten parties ." Since it is unlikely that a girl would come back to be gang-raped a second time, this implies at least ten victims. While it is true that a rape victim often will not come forward because of embarrassment, it is curious that not one of the violated multitude said anything, even though everyone at the party would have seen the line-up. None of the other girls at the party said anything either, even though this was a frequent occurrence. Is it not odd that the author of this story, seeing long lines of boys engaging in rape, at party after party after party, saw no particular reason for reporting it? That the many other girls witnessing this also said nothing? This is a song sounding mightily of fabrication. Which must be obvious to senators who, though morally challenged, are not stupid.

[Oct 02, 2018] I like the suggestion Monica Lewinsky should sit behind Kavanaugh in the hearing

Oct 02, 2018 | www.eschatonblog.com

noblejoanie 10 days ago ,

I like the suggestion Monica Lewinsky should sit behind Kavanaugh in the hearing. Trumpish move

Wapiti noblejoanie 10 days ago ,

I think this should happen.

I also think that former AG Harris should lead off her questioning with "When investigating President Clinton, did you ask Monica Lewinsky under oath if Mr. Clinton came in her mouth?"

Then start questioning his sexual history. I'm curious if he ever had sex with two women. Or a guy and a woman.

[Oct 02, 2018] Boomerang tend to return

Oct 02, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Babble_On2001 , 20 hours ago

About 35 years ago, at a party in San Francisco where everyone was very drunk, now Senator Feinstein sexually molested me. Don't remember the date or location or anything else, but it happened, I swear!

Naturally, want to remain anonymous to protect my integrity, but it did happen! She shoved me down onto my knees and ground her crotch in my face. It was terrible, I can still recall the horrible smell to this day! The stench was a combination of rotting flesh and urine. Makes me nauseous just thinking of that sexual assault. INVESTIGATE this serial molester!

[Oct 02, 2018] The USA is an amazing country

Oct 02, 2018 | reason.com

[Oct 02, 2018] If US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ever decides to throw away his day job, I suggest he consider stand-up comedy as a second career

Oct 02, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Sep 30, 2018 12:46:40 PM | link

< US could use Navy for 'blockade' to hamper Russian energy exports – Interior Secretary>

https://www.rt.com/usa/439967-us-navy-blockade-russia-energy/


Ian , Sep 30, 2018 5:34:43 PM | link

Ryan Zinke: Naval blockade is an option for dealing with Russia
"The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open, and, if necessary, to blockade ... to make sure that their energy does not go to market."

The insanity never stops. So, if you can't beat your competitors, then resort to violence? SMH.

Jen , Sep 30, 2018 5:39:11 PM | link

Harry Law @ 2:

If US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ever decides to throw away his day job, I suggest he consider stand-up comedy as a second career.

To keep the sea lanes open, the US has to ... blockade them?

[Oct 01, 2018] Total MAGA

Oct 01, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ghost Ship , Sep 30, 2018 11:28:27 AM | link

Following Europe's victory over the United States in golf's Ryder Cup, Trump has told the EU that the United States will invade Europe unless the result is reversed immediately. The reporter was then hit on the head by a baby's rattle.

[Sep 30, 2018] Does Dr. Ford moonlight for some Russian "mail bride" agency ?

Sep 30, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Harlan Easley , a day ago

...Any young guy reading this blog marry a woman from overseas. The women here are miserable and rich. You will never be happy if you marry an American citizen.

[Sep 29, 2018] How the USA will look in 50 years from now?

Sep 29, 2018 | www.unz.com

Dorian , says: September 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm

what will society be like 50 years from now? I posit:

- Man and women will now have to be chaperoned when they are together when they meet (hmm I do believe Islam has that covered).

- Man and women will not be allowed to be in the same room together (for you never know what could happen, right!) (Hmm I do believe that Islam has that covered too!)

- Men will no longer be able to look lustfully at a women, that could be construed as assault! (Hmmm women will have to dress less provocatively – wow – Islam has that covered too it appears there is a trend here!

[Sep 29, 2018] Why witch hunts occurred in New England not in the South of mid-Atlantic colonies

Notable quotes:
"... How come the guys in the Southern and mid-Atlantic colonies didn't feel the need to accuse raucous women of being witches in order to get them back to their senses? ..."
"... I can imagine Southern or mid-Atlantic colonial men would tell the misbehaving women to knock off the nonsense or they might tell the women to stop bothering them while they're drinking ale. ..."
Sep 29, 2018 | www.unz.com

Charles Pewitt , says: September 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm GMT

@Iberiano

With more to come this is just the beginning (similar to the actual Salem witch accounts, which grew over time)

How come the guys in the Southern and mid-Atlantic colonies didn't feel the need to accuse raucous women of being witches in order to get them back to their senses?

Hackett Fischer readers might say the colonists and settlers came from different parts of England and different parts of England treated women differently.

I can imagine Southern or mid-Atlantic colonial men would tell the misbehaving women to knock off the nonsense or they might tell the women to stop bothering them while they're drinking ale.

You don't go overboard and accuse women of being witches just because the uproarious broads are getting on your nerves.

Hillary Clinton is too evil to be a witch, she is a demon sent from Hell to destroy us, men and women alike.

Iberiano , says: September 29, 2018 at 4:48 pm GMT
@Charles Pewitt I almost thought that was a rehearsal for one of those one-man plays, off broadway.

[Sep 28, 2018] Another look at human induced planet warming

Sep 28, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Arioch , Sep 28, 2018 2:59:06 PM | link

What is that temperature inside a nuclear blast?
I heard it might really be a bit heated there.

[Sep 28, 2018] Nothing in new under the sun

[Sep 27, 2018] On anti-Semitism

Sep 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

conatus , says: September 24, 2018 at 9:40 am GMT

Anti-Semitism is the mistaken belief, held by non-Jewish people, that Jewish people can be criticized, like everybody else.

[Sep 26, 2018] That's why Kavanaugh's accuser is taken seriously

the memory of the alleged assault was recovered during couples therapy, and the therapist records were selectively leaked by the accuser. Kavanaugh Accuser's couples therapy records, partially leaked to WaPo, may hold the key
not wanting to go public but hired an attorney and took a polygraph, supposedly. Her story contains only two claims: Kavanaugh tried to rape her and she feared for her life. Everything else will be "I don't recall".
Rurik says: September 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm GMT

[Sep 25, 2018] Instantaneous mutation of MAGA into MIGA after Trump election

Notable quotes:
"... I expect him any day to convert to Judaism. ..."
Sep 25, 2018 | www.unz.com

Harold Smith , says: September 25, 2018 at 5:32 am GMT

"It is past time for Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to pull the plug on American engagement in Syria and terminate the seemingly endless cycle of wars in the Middle East."

Orange Clown's a liar whose presidential campaign was a calculated bait and switch fraud from the beginning. Our presidential poseur obviously had no intention of following through on most of his pre-election intimations and campaign promises.

Justsaying , says: September 25, 2018 at 10:16 am GMT
@windwaves

...I mean, I expect him any day to convert to judaism.

[Sep 24, 2018] Emacipation cuts both ways, but only for women

Sep 24, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Barbara Ann -> Pat Lang , 4 hours ago

... it appears that 21st century sexual politics now affords women the best of all worlds. She may now participate as an equal in dorm party drinking games with men.

And yet she remains so vulnerable that 35 years later an alleged incident involving the exposure of a (presumably flaccid) male member - as a result of such activities - seemingly merits serious investigation as an 'assault'...

[Sep 23, 2018] Arguing the Constitution with Brennan is like arguing the Bible with an Atheist

Sep 23, 2018 | www.realclearpolitics.com

KCMarkLeader -> JackDan

Arguing the Constitution with Brennan is like arguing the Bible with an Atheist.

hansenwtLeader -> KCMark

Except Brennan will be in charge of something again in the next Democrat Presidency....if you vote Democrat....Anyone that remotely acts like Brennan, (not a partisan argument)...should never ever be allowed near the levers of control of this country....the 2016 election has proven this.

[Sep 23, 2018] Toilet Wars by Israel Shamir

Sep 23, 2018 | www.unz.com

In Paris, a great piece of street furniture called pissoir had been invented in 19 th century, and it made city life easy. Men could pop in and pee for free and without bother. But the feminists objected to it, and the spirit of capitalism supported them. A free facility is already a beginning of hated socialism. Rapidly, the number of street urinals went down from 1200 to one. Instead, pay booths suitable for men and women came into existence. These structures demand money, take time and are complicated to use. The feminists were happy, money-charging descendants of Vespasian (the Emperor who said 'money doesn't smell' and introduced a toilet tax) were very happy, but men weren't so happy to pay for something they always had for free. So the men preferred to pee outside. And Paris stunk to high heaven.

Squeezed between malodorous streets and feminist fury, the Paris Town Hall created a new sort of urinal: open-air one, zero privacy, just pee and go away. Not much of a luxury, nothing for women to be envious about. And they weren't envious, – just furious. They assaulted the hated symbols of male patriarchy with concrete, pouring it down the drain, and quickly blocked them and made them unusable. I suppose the owners of pay-as-you-pee supported them, and probably even supplied them with concrete at slashed rate, but it is just my wild guess. Anyway, now Paris stinks again, and the feminists may use this reason to hate men.

And now this toilet war had been carried out to the outer space. There was a strange recent incident on the International Space Station (ISS). The pressure in the station had dropped. In the search of a possible leak, a small (2 mm) hole had been discovered in a wall of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station. The hole was located near the toilet and covered by decorative fabric.

The US astronauts demanded that their mission be aborted and they return to earth; the Russian cosmonauts just glued the hole with a bit of epoxy and the flight went on.

It was promptly established that it was not a result of a meteorite strike; the hole had been drilled. Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosm said that it was probably done by a homesick astronaut. This version was considered just too bizarre. It was dismissed by all and sundry as a new proof of Russian goofiness. The preferred version said that the hole was drilled by a Russian worker on the ground, immediately before take-off, as you would expect from inept Russians.

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However, it is possible that Rogozin was right. I have heard from people in Korolyev (Russian Houston) a very unusual if unverified story that fits perfectly with the rest of American toilet gender disorder. The setup is as follows. The ISS has an American, a Russian and a common compartments, separated but interconnected. (The Russian segment is the docked spacecraft). There are four astronauts in the Western sector, and two cosmonauts in the Russian sector. Among the Westerners, there is one lady.

Though the astronauts are carefully checked, still in the space things could run into uncharted territory. The story from Korolyev says the lady objected to their toilet arrangements as demeaning for her as a woman, and tried to readjust the equipment to fit her requirements. The men did their own readjustment and complained about the feminist. In a short while, the delicate toilet in the Western sector had been broken beyond repair, for nothing is simple in the space, not even going to loo.

And the big grown men, ex-Navy and ex-Air Force captains and commanders, had been reduced to use diapers on the daily basis. It is not only unpleasant to use: the ISS has no storage for such a mass of used and stinking diapers. The Western sector began to stink like Paris streets or worse.

By that time, the astronauts became mightily upset by the lady's extravagant behaviour, and they complained: "Houston, we have a problem! Please take her home!" Houston, or NASA, had two objections to granting their wish. One, diversity and female equality had to be maintained at all costs. The second objection was money.

Now only the Russians have the means to take astronauts to the station and back home. Though the US had landed a man on the Moon many years ago, they still have no working shuttle to fly men to ISS. The inept Russians still have their spacecraft, though their best shuttle The Buran and their best space station Mir had been dumped during the pro-Western stage of Russia's political orientation at American insistence. The Americans have to pay a hefty sum to the Russians for each flight, and evacuation of the virago would punch a hole in NASA budget, bigger and more painful than the hole in the ISS hulk. That's why Houston replied breezily: "This is your problem, guys! Try to get along with her!"

The Russian toilet and shower worked fine, and the Americans at first tried to use it. But after a quarrel (and alas, people forced to live in close quarters are likely to quarrel), the Russians objected and barred the Western astronauts from their Soyuz. The lady's mental health deteriorated, and stench and floating excrement made her miserable and vicious; and eventually her companions decided to implement a smart plan. When the two Russians went out to space for scheduled work, the Americans made their way to the Russian module (there are no locks in the ICC) and drilled a hole, sealing it with a sealant and covering with decorative fabric.

It was a creative and working idea. The sealant held on for a while and didn't burst immediately. The pressure in the station is quite low, only one atmosphere, so the hole didn't present a mortal danger for the team. If and when the leak were found, it would be possible to insist on emergency evacuation of the crew, thus getting rid of the troublesome virago and extricating themselves from the stinky hell while blaming the goofy Russians for the failure. And the best part of it: the hole is in the section of the Soyuz capsule that is jettisoned during its return to Earth, thus eliminating all evidence of the foul game.

But the plan didn't work out. The Russians closed the hole with a better epoxy sealant and refused evacuation. Keep shitting in your diapers, gentlemen! The Western commander jerked into the Russian module, shouting "I, as a commander, will decide what to do about it", and he tore off the sealant. The Russians told him: "You are the station commander, but on board the Soyuz you're just a guest", and they bodily kicked him out and re-sealed the hole.

The cosmonauts reported to Korolyev (the Russian flight control centre), and Korolyev asked Houston to show them video records from the American module to check who went with the drill to the Russian module. The Russian sanitary block (and that is where the hole was drilled) isn't monitored for privacy reasons. Houston refused outright.

The situation on the ISS remains tense; the Russians apparently used force to evict the Americans who tried to drill more holes. The Americans are unhappy as they have to spend all their nights and days with the troublesome woman, and their toilet still does not work. Now they hope that the US will soon be able to send a new all-American commercial private shuttle to remove them, for NASA is adamant in their refusal to pay Russians for the evacuation, and the Russians do not want to do this job for free. The latest reports speak of "whodunit in space" and of Russian cosmonauts planning more examination of the outer walls.

Thus the feminist-induced gender disorder of the West had almost caused disaster, – if you believe this story.

[Sep 23, 2018] I'd love to be the commissar in charge of ending affirmative action and punishing those who created and enforce it

Aug 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

Alden says: August 10, 2017 at 5:59 am GMT

Dream on it would take a Henry 8 Lenin and Trotsky type revolution to get rid of affirmative action.

If it ever happens, the first thing to do would be to put every judge and their families in some kind of detention center, close down every state and federal courthouse and completely re write the constitution to give all power to the elected executive and legislative branches.

Every woman and minority organization would have to be treated the way Henry treated the monasteries and Lenin and Trotsky treated the Russian counterrevolution.

I'd say only White men with 4 grandparents born in the USA be allowed to vote, but the damage was done between 1964 to 1973 or so by native born American White men.

The feminazis are just fronts for the cannibal capitalists who used them to destroy the private sector unions, lower wages for everyone and create a docile work force eager to work 80 hours a week for 40 hours wages.

I'd love to be the commissar in charge of ending affirmative action and punishing those who created and enforce it.

[Sep 22, 2018] Saturday Satire Down With The Working Classes! by CJ Hopkins

Sep 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by CJ Hopkins via Unz.com,

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The international working classes are racists. They are misogynists. Xenophobic transphobes. They do not think the way we want them to. Some of them actually still believe in God. And they are white supremacists. Anti-Semites. Gun-toting, Confederate-flag-flying rednecks. Most of them have never even heard of terms like "intersectionality," "TERF," and so on.

They do not respect the corporate media. They think that news sources like the Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and so on, are basically propaganda outlets for the global corporations and oligarchs who own them, and thus are essentially no different from FOX, whose pundits they believe every word of.

Their minds are so twisted by racism and xenophobia that they can't understand how global capitalism, the graduated phase-out of national sovereignty, the privatization of virtually everything, the debt-enslavement of nearly everyone, and the replacement of their so-called "cultures" with an ubiquitous, smiley-faced, gender-neutral, non-oppressive, corporate-friendly, Disney simulation of culture are actually wonderfully progressive steps forward on the road to a more peaceful, less offensive world.

Now this has been proved in numerous studies with all kinds of charts and graphs and so on. And not only by the corporate statisticians, and the corporate media, and liberal think tanks. Why, just this week, Mehdi Hasan, in an exasperated jeremiad in the pages of The Intercept , that bastion of fearless, adversarial journalism owned by billionaire Pierre Omidyar, proved, once again, that Donald Trump was elected because PEOPLE ARE GODDAMN RACISTS!

[Sep 22, 2018] Bill Hicks explains US Presidency:

Sep 22, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Shasta Fay Hepworth , Sep 22, 2018 5:52:49 PM | link

Bill Hicks explains US Presidency:

"You know, there's a handful of people that run everything. That's a fact, I'm not some conspiracy nut. A handful, very small, elite run and own these corporations, which include the mainstream media.


I have this feeling that whoever's elected president when you win, you go into this smoky room with the twelve industrialists capitalists scum-fucks who got you in there.

And a big guy with a cigar goes:

'Roll the film.'

And it's a shot of the Kennedy Assassination from an angle you've never seen before. It looks suspiciously off the grassy knoll. Then the screen comes up, and they go to the new president:

'Any questions?'

- Bill Hicks, Rant in E-Minor (1993)

[Sep 22, 2018] NYT Rosentain story: Stay tuned for the next episode of "The Trump Show", a zanny sitcom featuring the 45th President and an all-star cast of bumbling misfits and adorable 'resistors'

Sep 22, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Sep 22, 2018 4:06:01 PM | link

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Renown for it's man bites dog bites man slapstick, this is a show that will keep you stitches before and after your deployments. Find out why everyone is talking about "The Trump Show" - at the store, at the company's water-cooler, at the local titty bar. America loves this show!

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Jen , Sep 22, 2018 4:29:33 PM | link

Jackrabbit @ 15: I am amazed to see that the advert for the reality TV sitcom "Trump Show" did not also mention support by lobby groups acting for popcorn manufacturers, their raw material suppliers and Coca Cola.

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Greece , Sep 22, 2018 4:35:47 PM | link
jackrabbit you killing me! The last 6 lines of your message in 15 ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Here is to you! "They Live!" groccery store scene: "I Got One That Can See"

https://youtube.com/watch?v=eNxQFNMchOM

[Sep 21, 2018] MAGA is dead, people; say hello to MIGA.

Sep 21, 2018 | www.unz.com

nsa , says: September 21, 2018 at 4:18 am GMT

Trumpenstein delivers magnificently for his constituency. Cheap fiat money for the jooie banking usurers and wall street scammers. Continued destruction of the ME making the bloodthirsty izzies and domestic jooies deliriously happy.

And for the MAGA white trash deplorables .a miniscule tax cut so they can afford a new blue tarp to cover the trailer roof leak and maybe a new mumu for the 250 lb wife.

[Sep 18, 2018] Obama Urges Young Voters To Ignore How Many Lousy Candidates Democratic Party Runs

9/10/18
ANAHEIM, CA -- In a fiery speech delivered to students at the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend, former President Barack Obama reportedly urged young voters to get out there and ignore how many lousy candidates the Democratic Party runs.

"We're experiencing a crisis in our democracy that can only be stopped by showing up to vote for people who will fight for transformative change, but until we start offering that, please just go to your polling place and cast your vote for whichever mediocre Democrat is on the ballot," said Obama...

[Sep 18, 2018] Nation's Rich And Powerful Wondering When Rest Of Americans Will Just Give Up

May 23, 2018 | www.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Finding themselves increasingly annoyed with the inexplicable and infuriating persistence of their feeble socioeconomic inferiors, America's rich and powerful were at a loss Wednesday as to exactly when the rest of the country would finally relinquish all hope and simply give up, sources close to the 1 percent confirmed.

"What exactly is wrong with them? I mean, there's no possible way they'll ever stop us from getting everything we want, so the poor -- and I suppose what's left of the middle class -- are only delaying the inevitable," said one outrageously wealthy citizen, speaking on expectation of anonymity and adding that, realistically, no one in their right mind could possibly see the use of struggling against those who control the nation's media, financial, and political institutions.

"I suppose I should admire their sheer animal persistence, but, Christ, it's been over since we somehow got them to accept that trickle-down bullshit. I know, I know, we tied their education to their property taxes to encourage them to ass-fuck themselves almost as hard as they ass-fucked their neighbors, but to think they're so stupid they can't get the concept of 'being fucked' through their thick skulls?"

At press time, the nation's most wealthy and influential citizens said they felt a sense of renewed hope and optimism upon realizing how few poor people had voted in recent elections.

[Sep 16, 2018] Are We Becoming What We Once Hated by Eric Margolis

Sep 16, 2018 | www.unz.com

In the late 1980's, an old friend of mine based in Moscow was calling her husband in the USA late one night. She said it was a "typical dumb husband/wife call," mostly about a broken garage door.

Around midnight, a gruff voice broke into the call. "This is your KGB listener. This is the most boring, stupid call I've ever listened to. Shut up and go to bed!"

Ah, those innocent Cold War days. Today, Big Brother listens to your calls, reads your email, and follows your internet searches on silent cat's feet.

China's Taoists warned, "you become what you hate." They are right: the September 2001 attacks on the US, as John Le Carré wrote, producing a period of temporary psychosis. America was knocked back to the ugly days of Sen. McCarthy's Red Scare of the 1950's. The big difference was that today the bogeymen of "terrorists" have replaced menacing Marxists. And today, terrorists were everywhere.

[Sep 16, 2018] British society is under the imminent threat of Putin-Nazi Novichok perfume assassin hit squads

Sep 16, 2018 | www.unz.com

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Meanwhile, the British society is under the imminent threat of Putin-Nazi Novichok perfume assassin hit squads , which Putin could send at any moment directly from Moscow to Gatwick Airport.

To incompetently attempt to murder their targets by spraying the deadliest nerve agent in existence onto the doorknobs of their suburban homes and then stroll around getting filmed by every CCTV camera in Britain.

As far as I know, the British tabloids haven't yet published surveillance photos of Corbyn welcoming the Skripal assassins at Gatwick with a wreath, or a bottle of Stoli (and wearing his Russian-stooge hat , of course), but I won't be terribly shocked when they do.

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 .

[Sep 15, 2018] On the meaning of the word "clearly"

Notable quotes:
"... 'Clearly' is an English term which is subject to national interpretations. In Canada – mostly English-speaking – it traditionally means, "supported by verifiable and compelling evidence", although I hasten to add that Canada cheerfully booted out 'Russian spies' to support its ally, Britain. ..."
"... But in England, 'clearly' might mean 'as required to serve in the cause of political necessity'. In this instance, if the passports/visas/whatever travel documents of the men concerned do not read "GRU Assassin Traveling on Business", then clearly there was an attempt to circumvent British checks. ..."
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Moscow Exile September 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Salisbury novichok attack: Russian spies smuggled chemical weapons through airport baggage checks, UK security minister admits

Two alleged Russian spies who launched the Salisbury attack smuggled novichok into the UK through Gatwick Airport, the security minister has confirmed.

I see! So now the disciplined and highly trained GRU assassins were spies as well.

Proper jack-of-all-trades!

Ben Wallace, who is currently Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, " told the House of Commons there was 'clearly some form of attempt to create a legend to make sure that they circumvented our checks'.

'No doubt at the other end of that aeroplane journey [in Russia] there was some, I should think, the baggage checks weren't probably as good as they might be,' he added " -- because the Russians are all blithering incompetents stands ter reason, dunnit!

" Mr Wallace said requests for Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury had been met with 'obfuscation and lies', saying their response merely 'reinforces their guilt'. "

Of course it does! Why don't they just confess to what everyone knows they have done?

Jen September 12, 2018 at 8:18 pm
Were there no baggage checks by British customs officials at Gatwick International then?
Mark Chapman September 13, 2018 at 12:05 pm
'Clearly' is an English term which is subject to national interpretations. In Canada – mostly English-speaking – it traditionally means, "supported by verifiable and compelling evidence", although I hasten to add that Canada cheerfully booted out 'Russian spies' to support its ally, Britain.

But in England, 'clearly' might mean 'as required to serve in the cause of political necessity'. In this instance, if the passports/visas/whatever travel documents of the men concerned do not read "GRU Assassin Traveling on Business", then clearly there was an attempt to circumvent British checks.

[Sep 15, 2018] Fred to Take Wheel of Ship of State: Will Implement Thoughtful and Reasonable Measures by Fred Reed

Sep 14, 2018 | www.unz.com

I have no choice. I must don the mantle of greatness and take the reins of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I will run for the office of dictator, or President in American parlance.

Readers may ask, "But Fred, what makes you think you are qualified to be President?" To which I respond, "Nothing. But have you seen what we have now? You want a White House with John Bolton in it?"

You see.

I append here a few of the enlightened policies which I will effect. Hold your applause until the end. Interspersed for perusal are a few slogans that I may use to incite your fervor.

One: I will end all policies hostile to Cuba. I will not make life difficult for eleven million perfectly good people to please a ratpack of phony Cubans afflicting Miami. In fact, I will offer Havana a twenty-billion-dollar loan if they will take the bastards back. Cuba poses no danger to anyone. They have good cigars. They should be left alone to live as they please and drink mojitos. If nutcake Republicans protest my policy, I will have them stuffed into an abandoned oil well. Along with the pseudo-Cubans.

Two: Elizabeth Warren will be required to take a DNA test to see whether she is a wild Indian. If she is, she will have to wear feathers. Otherwise, to see a psychiatrist.

We have nothing to be afred of but Fred hisself! Has a classic ring, don't you think?

Three: I will end the Afghan war in an afternoon, relying on use the exit strategy proposed by James P. Coyne, the Sun Tsu of our age:

"OK, on the plane. Now ."

If Lindsey Graham complains that we need to kill more puzzled goatherds, I will have him inserted into the oil well on top of the Republicans and pseudo-Cubans, with Oprah tamped down on top as a sort of cork. There is nothing in Afghanistan that Americans need or want, except opium products, and private enterprise now provides these in abundance. Check the nearest street corner, or ask your kids.

Four: I will make membership in AIPAC a felony, and remind its members that I could have Oprah temporarily removed from the oil well to make more room. Aipackers can act as they please in their own country–I will not meddle in foreign affairs–but leave ours alone.

Fred! Ahhhhhh . This has a nicely orgasmic quality that will appeal to the younger demographic. It represents the satisfaction that my rule will bring to the entire country.

Five: I will end all sanctions against Iran. Then I will sell those Persian rascals airplanes and cars and electronic stuff and towel softener and lock them into the American economic system. This will make Boeing and AT&T and Intel love me with the deep sweet love that never dies, at least as long as the money flows, and there will be lots of jobs in Seattle.

Six: I will bring charges of treason against the contents of the Great Double Wide on Pennsylvania Avenue. The evidence is incontrovertible. The first rule of empire is Don't Let Your Enemies Unite. Everybody who has an empire knows this. Except us. Inside the White House a bunch of apparently brain-damaged political mostly left-overs, suffering from Beltway Bubble Syndrome, push China, Russia, and Iran together like some kind of international spaghetti-grope LGTBQRSTUV threesome. Who are our dismal leaders really working for? China?

A Fred in Every Pot This makes no sense, you may say. No, but we are doing politics. It is almost iambic pentameter, like Shakespeare. It will lend class to my campaign.

Seven: I will keep the F-35 program. It provides a lot of jobs. However, I will but get rid of the airplane. Isn't this brilliant? Instead of building the thing, workers will dig holes and fill them in, but keep their current salaries. It will improve their health, and make America safer. The fewer dangerous things the children in the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel have, the less trouble it can cause.

Better Fred than Dead! Some readers will dispute this. What do they know?

Eight: I have been urged to end affirmative action on the grounds that things should be done by people who can actually do them. This is racist. I will have nothing to do with it. Instead I will make affirmative action democratic and inclusive. Everyone will qualify for it. Special privilege should not be restricted to a minority. It isn't the American way.

Fred! Good as Any, Better'n Some. Good thinking.

Nine: I will abolish NATO. America should find a cheaper way to control the vassals. There is of course the bedtime story that NATO exists to confront the Russkies, and only incidentally provides a compulsory market for American armament. Nuts. Russia cannot seem dangerous to anyone who wasn't dropped on his head at some formative juncture in life. Smallish population, low military budget.

Likewise South Korea, which has twice the population and forty times the economy of the North. If it wants to defend itself, it has my blessing. If it doesn't, it isn't our problem.

Tippecanoe and Frederick Too! This may require exhumation, but for this we have backhoes.

Ten: I will make a modest reduction in the military budget, say seventy-five percent. To keep the soldiers happy I will invest in high-throughput roller coasters, a shooting range with BB guns, and really loud speaker systems that say Va roooom and Bangbangbang and fzzzzzzzzboom. These will provide psychic emoluments of martial life without the murder.

Eleven: The money thus saved I will use on pressing domestic problems. LA has 68,000 homeless people on the streets, San Francisco loses conventions because of so many homeless defecating on the sidewalks, Portland has homeless riots,. The lower primates in Antifa and BLM rend such social fabric as any longer exists. Dams are aging. Our trains are out of of the Fifties. And we spend a trillion a year on goddam aircraft carriers?

Fred? Well, Got a Better Idea?

Twelve: As an educational reform, I will have the Department of Education filled with linoleum cement, the occupants being left inside. This will raise the national IQ by at least three points. I will pass an amendment to the fragments of the Constitution saying, "No federal entity or person shall say, think, suggest, or do anything whatever regarding schooling on pain of garroting." Part of the savings from lowering the military budget will go to purchasing garrotes. The duration, content, and nature of the schools shall be left to localities without exception.

Thirteen: The father of any girl subjected to genital mutilation will be awarded a free gender reassignment operation, preferably with tin-snips. Genital mutilation should be inclusive. The father will then be placed for two weeks in the bottom of a public latrine in Uganda. If this doesn't suffice to deter the practice, I may be forced to adopt extreme measures. A country that allows such treatment of daughters deserves to go to hell. And seems to be.

Fourteen: I will impose a literacy test for voting. People too dim to find their way home should not be permitted to influence policies they have never heard of and can't spell. Yes, this might be called illiberal. If so, it will doubtless be the only example of illiberalism in this meritorious list.

Fifteen: In higher education, I will prescribe horse whipping for anyone saying microaggression, white privilege, whiteness, patriarchy, safe space, people of color, racism, any kind of phobia, or "Resist" in a squalling voice with an exclamation point. No curriculum containing the word "Studies" will be permitted.

Sixteen: Anyone prescribing Ritalin for children under twenty-one will be thrown from a helicopter.

In conclusion, I say to my yearning public, There, you, see, there is hope. Together we can do this. See you at the polls.

... ... ...

Fred Reed is a former news weasel and part-time sociopath living in central Mexico with his wife and three useless but agreeable street dogs. He says it suits him.

FoxTwo , says: September 15, 2018 at 11:03 am GMT

In today's world of political insanity, a healthy dose of sarcasm may be considered as a good antidote. Love your columns Fred; keep them up!

[Sep 15, 2018] Two mutually exclusive actions at once

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James lake September 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

On Tuesday, In the USA they will be commemorating the 11th September/ twin towers attack by Al queada.

At the same time they are smearing Assad about chemical weapons use , and preparing a false flag, to bomb Assad to save Alqueada in Idlib.

[Sep 15, 2018] The PC drones are rather mentally deficient. They respond to trigger phrases and not to concepts or principles.

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kirill September 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm

As commented elsewhere, all her screeching about double standards for women are utter BS. She broke the rules while playing against another woman and not a man. The men's tennis league is utterly irrelevant since she may as well have compared her league to men's football. She failed by the standards of her league and not those of another. It was clear that she was breaking the rules of her league and she was the one that escalated the conflict. It has nothing to do with women's rights.

The PC drones are rather mentally deficient. They respond to trigger phrases and not to concepts or principles.

Jen September 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm
Australian cartoonist Mark Knight is in trouble with J K Rowling and other self-styled guardians of who may portray Serena Williams in meltdown and who may not. The offending drawing below:

[Sep 15, 2018] British Police Find Putin's Passport at Scene of Salisbury Poison Attack

Sep 11, 2018 | russia-insider.com
Salisbury (dpo) - Last doubts over Russia's guilt in poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal have been eliminated. As the British government announced today, the passport of Russian president Vladimir Putin was found at the scene in Salisbury.

According to Prime Minister Theresa May, the passport was only now found in another search of the scene, as it had been hidden under a fallen leaf.

[Sep 15, 2018] Meanwhile, back in the "Mother of Parliaments"

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Moscow Exile September 13, 2018 at 1:55 am

Meanwhiled, back in the "Mother of Parliaments"

[Sep 12, 2018] How Trump can get rid of the author of NYT op-ed

Sep 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

anonymous , [251] Disclaimer says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm GMT

All Trump has to do to get rid of the Op Ed guy is to fire all those who want to go to war with Russia.

[Sep 12, 2018] Haley: if there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who's going to use them.

Sep 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

c matt , says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 3:03 pm GMT

If there are chemical weapons that are used, we know exactly who's going to use them.

Finally, Haley the Whore speaks some truth! We will know because we will be the ones who use them!

mr meener , says: Next New Comment September 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm GMT
Nimrata Randhawa alias Niki Haley says she has intelligence that Putin and Assad were seen in wal mart with a shopping cart full of Clorox bleach which indicates a chemical attack for sure. she also said when the US bombed Syria because of the last chemical attack Putins passport was found in the rubble

[Sep 10, 2018] Mixed feelings about the op-ed: Should Anonymous stay? But that's collaboration. Should Anonymous go? But that's abandonment

Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

paradoctor September 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

I have mixed feelings about the op-ed. Should Anonymous stay? But that's collaboration. Should Anonymous go? But that's abandonment; who then would take the idiotic letters off the mad king's desk? (And by the way, who put those idiotic letters there?)

[Sep 10, 2018] Is it possible to stage a coup against a leader who has ALREADY abdicated, but has not publicly acknowledged the fact of the abdication?

Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Marc Schuhl September 7, 2018 at 8:24 pm

One thing that makes all of this complicated for me is that Trump rarely seems even to care about actual policy anyway. Sure, his team totally subverted him on the recent NATO summit, but I have a strong hunch that DJT just wanted to yell at Angela Merkel on TV, and so that is his actual "policy" and nobody prevented him from doing it. Metaphysically, is it possible to stage a coup against a leader who has ALREADY abdicated but has not publicly acknowledged the fact of the abdication?

[Sep 10, 2018] Isn't it amazing that the anonymous article and the book seem to coincide perfectly

Notable quotes:
"... Yeah, it is amazing! Absolutely unbelievable! How could that possibly be? ..."
Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

KevinS September 7, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Stephen J writes, "Isn't it amazing that the anonymous article and the book seem to coincide perfectly."

Yeah, it is amazing! Absolutely unbelievable! How could that possibly be?

[Sep 10, 2018] How can you say Trump has done nothing?

The Coup Against Trump is completely meaningless -- he did not achieve anything he promised to his electorate. Look like he effectively already actually abdicated his position.
Sep 10, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

One Guy September 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm

How can you say Trump has done nothing? Hasn't he built the Wall? Hasn't he ended military operations in the Middle East? Hasn't he destroyed North Korea's nuclear program? Didn't he write the tax cut law all by himself? Hasn't he banned all Muslims? Hasn't he brought back coal to where it was 100 years ago? Doesn't he have the best words, like "anomonous" and "covfefe"? Doesn't he hire the best people? Doesn't he eat the best chocolate cake?

I'm sooo glad I'm alive at this point in history. If I had been born at a different time, I would never believe these things could be happening. It's like watching Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite and Charles Manson all rolled into one and multiplied by 100.

[Sep 10, 2018] President Trump is not well. Congress must curb his power to start a nuclear war

Sep 10, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

I just saw a column by a progressive-liberal columnist, Will Bunch, at philly.com with the headline " President Trump is not well. Congress must curb his power to start a nuclear war. ".

It almost sounds sympathetic...

[Sep 09, 2018] Intelligence community as Jesuits of MIC

Notable quotes:
"... Trump is just the mouthpiece of, and strong-armed by the Media Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MMIIC). ..."
Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

bjd | Sep 7, 2018 12:30:12 PM | link

@Bob (3)

That has been my take on affairs sine some time: Trump is just the mouthpiece of, and strong-armed by the Media Military Industrial Intelligence Complex (MMIIC).

Full disclosure: I despise Trump for a great number of reasons.

Even fuller disclosure: I despise with a vengeance the Intel community, which has taken over the media and the DNC and are the Jesuits of the MIC.

[Sep 09, 2018] The administration spokesperson called for "a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community, unlike our own situation here in the United States"

Notable quotes:
"... There is a bit of self-contradiction in the US govt statements. They admit it's a civil war. That implies there is more than one side. But then the goal is stated that there is to be one leader to be approved by ALL Syrians. That is not possible. It's not even possible in the US. ..."
Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Bart Hansen , Sep 7, 2018 6:16:09 PM | link

The administration spokesperson called for "a stable, nonthreatening government acceptable to all Syrians and the international community, unlike our own situation here in the United States" Apparently his full quote was cropped before going out to the stenos.
Curtis , Sep 7, 2018 6:01:43 PM | link
There is a bit of self-contradiction in the US govt statements. They admit it's a civil war. That implies there is more than one side. But then the goal is stated that there is to be one leader to be approved by ALL Syrians. That is not possible. It's not even possible in the US. And no lesson was learned from the latest forgotten war - Libya - which now has 3 governments amid anarchy caused by US/NATO/Qatar/S-A actions. Maybe Assad should invoke the memory of Lincoln who was faced with a rebellion and ask what business is it of the US to interfere.

[Sep 09, 2018] Donald J Trump: If you vote for Hillary, you will get a President under constant investigation

Democrats should realize that had their sins not been so grievous against the American people, God would not have bestowed such a punishment as President Trump upon them ;-)
Sep 09, 2018 | thehill.com

notells 10 hours ago

Yep! I voted for Hillary and have a president under FBI investigation

[Sep 09, 2018] So the USA, which has invaded Syria with large numbers of soldiers, weapons, and aircraft, and has built permanent bases there *without permission from the government of Syria*, demands that all Iranians leave Syria?

Sep 09, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom Welsh , Sep 7, 2018 12:26:23 PM | 4

So the USA, which has invaded Syria with large numbers of soldiers, weapons, and aircraft, and has built permanent bases there *without permission from the government of Syria*, demands that all Iranians leave Syria? Even though the Iranians are in Syria at the explicit invitation of the Syrian government?

Arrogance and hypocrisy can hardly be taken any further.

The logical implication of this US government position is that the USA does not recognize the Syrian government, and does not consider Syria to be a sovereign state. Yet the Syrian Arab Republic is a member in good standing of the UN, and is recognized by other UN members - even including the USA.

[Sep 07, 2018] But all those crazy US neocons still managed to imposed on Russia sanctions because of its interference in the elections. That tells us something about the US congress by Kononenko

Slightly edited Google translation
Notable quotes:
"... I am interested in another, a very simple question: why? Why would Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea interfere in the US midterm elections? What they want to achieve. All right, let's drop all the others, let's just talk about us, Russians. ..."
"... The same hackers who broke into the DNC and stole Hillary Clinton emails now will steal midterm elections. But from whom? Do you understand anything? Personally, I don't understand anymore. Which Party we support? Who is the target of our effort to interfere in the USA elections. Are we promoting Repubs or DemoRats ? ..."
"... Perhaps the head of the US national intelligence Daniel Coates is right when he declared that "their goal is to divide and undermine our democratic values." Well, let's suppose that we really are against those sacred values. ..."
"... But the midterm elections will still be held, despite any interference. And one of candidates will win, while the other will lose. If we see no difference in candidates why we should interfere? ..."
"... Looks like Daniel Coats think that the world government is us. No, I'd certainly like the idea, even if this requires smoking something really strong (let's use Musk as a lodestar ;-). But I'm afraid we're not capable to serve in this role. After economic rape of 1991 we are too poor. And to serve the role of world government you better be rich. ..."
"... why we Russians should interfere in already completely messed up US elections, which typically equal to a force choice between two equally unacceptable candidates, already chosen and vetted by neoliberal elite. Like Trump vs. Hillary. why we should play this game of "the lesser evil." It's plain vanilla stupidity. ..."
Sep 07, 2018 | kononenkome.livejournal.com

According to popular belief, the cold war ended with the victory of the United States of America. And, accordingly, the demice of the Soviet Union. However, what exactly represent such a victory is not that easy to understand. Instead of one conservative, and therefore predictable player, the United States received a half dozen countries, of which only three or four are loyal, with other living by "the laws of jungles" (sorry free market). The number of aimed at American cities Intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads remained approximately the same as before the infamous "victory." And strategic atomic submarines remained, and strategic bombers. There are less of them, for sure, but they are more modern and more dngerous with more sophisticated weaponry. In any ccase remaining are still enough to make the winner to feel like a loser after b=neclear apolaipsys. And the idfea of victory is that the victor is the master (in this case the master of the plant). Am I missing something ?

Of course, another inquisitive observer will tell us about the controlled chaos, about the growing influence and plans for the establishing of the world neoliberal government. I was impressed by the recent revelation of Senator John Tester, who said that Putin is promoting communism in America. As the idea that this senator is a complete idiot who does not understand the Russia rejected communism as a dead-born system is pretty absurd. I would venture to assume that it might be that Russia did something that can with some stretch be qualifies as an attempt to influence the USA election, but, alas, Putin has no strategic plan, not the intention. First of all this would be pretty idiotic idea as two candidates were equally bad for Russia and it was completely unclear who is worse.

But all those crazy US neocons still managed to imposed on Russia sanctions because of its "interference in the elections." That tells us something about the US congress. I do not want to write about the lack of evidence and absurdity of the arguments again. I've already written a lot about it. No, let's stop talking about the past and try to look into the future.

The US President's national security adviser John Bolton (who theoretically should be a sanest person in the administration) recently said that the US is concerned about the potential for interference in the midterm elections to the Congress of four countries. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. "I will not go into details of what I saw or didn't see, but I tell you that in the 2018 elections, these four countries raise the greatest fears," proclaim this highly placed Presidential adviser.

Theoretically it make some sense. Any man with a knife has a potential to kill. Any country with nuclear weapons has the potential to strike at the US. Any country with developed IT has a potential opportunity to interfere in elections with the help of cyber attacks. For example, Israel. But it is not a good idea to scare the American voter with Israel. No, he/she should be confused, and he/she should be afraid of potential menace. And this external enemy should unite fragmented by neoliberal excesses country (for this purpose those good-for nothing people grazing in State Department and Spaso House (The US embassy in Moscow) should constantly accuse the Russian authorities of all sorts nefarious activities. So there is nothing new here: Great Britain uses similar dirty tricks against Russia for centuries. I am interested in another, a very simple question: why? Why would Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea interfere in the US midterm elections? What they want to achieve. All right, let's drop all the others, let's just talk about us, Russians.

What do we want? Let's say we want the midterms to be won by the Republicans. Then explain to me why Republican John Bolton fears this. If there's anything John Bolton should be afraid of, it's that Russia will intervene in the midterms in order to win the Democrats. But The Washington Post writes that "the leaders of the Democratic party of the United States fear the potential interference of Russia and start to increase its presence in anticipation of the interim election cycle on such platforms as Facebook and Twitter." President Trump writes on Twitter that Russia will" make a lot of effort " to intervene in the midterm elections on the side of the Democrats. Microsoft claims that Russian hackers created fake websites of Republican organizations in order to collect information about Republicans. The same hackers who broke into the DNC and stole Hillary Clinton emails now will steal midterm elections. But from whom? Do you understand anything? Personally, I don't understand anymore. Which Party we support? Who is the target of our effort to interfere in the USA elections. Are we promoting Repubs or DemoRats ?

Perhaps the head of the US national intelligence Daniel Coates is right when he declared that "their goal is to divide and undermine our democratic values." Well, let's suppose that we really are against those sacred values.

But the midterm elections will still be held, despite any interference. And one of candidates will win, while the other will lose. If we see no difference in candidates why we should interfere? If the net result for us anyway will be the same: more sanctions? Here we should go back to the idea of "controlled chaos" and world government. Looks like Daniel Coats think that the world government is us. No, I'd certainly like the idea, even if this requires smoking something really strong (let's use Musk as a lodestar ;-). But I'm afraid we're not capable to serve in this role. After economic rape of 1991 we are too poor. And to serve the role of world government you better be rich.

Again the question arise, why we should interfere in he USA elections. Only if we are out for revenge, "eye for eye" principle as they interfered in ours. There's no other reasonable answer. But even in this case, why we Russians should interfere in already completely messed up US elections, which typically equal to a force choice between two equally unacceptable candidates, already chosen and vetted by neoliberal elite. Like Trump vs. Hillary. why we should play this game of "the lesser evil." It's plain vanilla stupidity.

And before we get the answer to this fundamental question "Why?" there can be no further questions. None. Moreover, no other questions are needed. So let them just explain to us why we should interfere and how we can benefit from such an interference, and we will try our best. Before that, let's just watch.

And when they explain this to us, we can communicate the answer to China, Iran and North Korea free of charge.

[Sep 07, 2018] Who wrote NYT "resistance" op-ed?

"We all know Putin wrote the op-ed and the NYT claimed it's a senior Trump official because they think that's true," Ben Shapiro tweeted.
Sep 07, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

SteveofCaley , 6 Sep 2018 09:29

Right, then. Solved it. Easy puzzle, really. Mods, you can close the comments now.

Clues: Republican? Check. Strongly motivated by morality? Check. Unlimited White House access? Check.

It's written by the Ghost of Abraham Lincoln, last moral Republican President.

(Carter wasn't a Republican. Eisenhower, only by accident. )

[Sep 06, 2018] I am outraged at describing Trump's administration as a "pirate ship". On a real pirate ship, Captain Trump would have lost his job long ago and been abandoned on some tiny island with a single shot in his pistol.

The op-ed is nauseating because it tells us the truth why they do it: Because conservatives got their tax cuts, deregulation and all the other conservative politics that gamble with people's lives. It's disgusting.
Sep 06, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com
Paul Jordan , 6 Sep 2018 07:45
I am outraged at describing Trump's administration as a "pirate ship"!

Pirate ships were in reality the most egalitarian institutions that existed in the 17th century. Their articles laid out that both the captain and quartermaster (who divided the spoils) served at the pleasure of their crew, and that the entire crew had rights to a fair portion of the proceeds.

On a real pirate ship, Captain Trump would have lost his job long ago and been abandoned on some tiny island with a single shot in his pistol.

[Sep 03, 2018] Socialism as modern Yanus

Sep 03, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

d by gjohnsit on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 1:50pm

For the establishment media, socialism is an extremely flexible thing.

On one hand, socialism has failed and been discredited. It's followers have already abandoned it. Any poor soul who still gives it a second thought is an anachronism deserving of public humiliation.

On the other hand, socialism is a scary force that is taking over everything. Socialism is hiding under your bed, lurking around every corner, is plotting to take away your children, and destroy everything that is good in the world.

[Sep 02, 2018] Kremlin Sources Go Quiet Leaving CIA in the Dark About Putin's Plans for Midterms

Sep 02, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

y wendy davis on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:21am

The title comes from another bit of satirical self-parody from the NYT.com , August 24; Alex Jones don't got nothin' on these dudes, Barnes and Rosenberg:

"WASHINGTON -- In 2016, American intelligence agencies delivered urgent and explicit warnings about Russia's intentions to try to tip the American presidential election -- and a detailed assessment of the operation afterward -- thanks in large part to informants close to President Vladimir V. Putin and in the Kremlin who provided crucial details.

[Sep 01, 2018] We are in for another two years of alternating Russia and Nazi hysteria in neoliberal MSM by C.J. Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... 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 . ..."
Aug 31, 2018 | www.unz.com

... ... ...

Personally, I'm rooting for the Democrats to take control of the House in the midterms, purely for the sake of entertainment.

After calling this ass clown a Russian spy and Literal Hitler for the last two years, they're going have to at least pretend to impeach him, or else stage a series of internationally-televised neo-McCarthyite congressional hearings to root out the diabolical networks of Putin-Nazis that have infested America, and Britannia, and the rest of the West.

That's the main thing, after all. Yes, the corporatist ruling classes need to make an example of Trump to dissuade any future billionaire ass clowns from running for high office without their permission, but even more so, they need to put down the "populist" opposition to the spread of global capitalism and the gradual phase-out of national sovereignty that began with Brexit and continued with Trump, so they can transform the smoldering remains of the Earth into one big happy neoliberal market run by supranational corporations and the "democratic governments" they have bought and paid for which

Damn, I think I may have gone and opened a rather enormous can of leftist worms right at the end of this essay by mentioning the "national sovereignty" thing. So, leftists, please ignore the previous paragraph. National sovereignty is the same as nationalism. Nationalism is very, very bad. Internationalism is good. Internationalist socialism is what we all want. Okay, admittedly, the forces of internationalist socialism appear to be well, somewhat marginal at the moment (or possibly virtually non-existent), but that's not a problem, because the global capitalists will be happy to internationalize everything for us, and to do away with all those nasty nationalists, and that national government-subsidized healthcare and university education and all that stuff.

So let's forget that I mentioned national sovereignty, because that's all Putinist Trumpism, and so on. There's absolutely no reason at all for leftists to discuss that subject, or to view it in any kind of larger historical or geopolitical context or anything. Once the global corporate empire finishes their Privatization of Everything, I'm sure they will be open to considering socialism. They'll probably even let us vote on it. By then, they will have cleansed the Internet of all the discord-sowing Putin-Nazis so there won't be any danger of being "influenced" to vote the wrong way or anything.

In the meantime, don't forget to do your part in the War on Trump, Putin, Assad, Corbyn, and whoever else the corporate media tell us we're at war against. Forget about global capitalism. Keep obsessing about Donald Trump. And if you get tired of obsessing about Donald Trump, you can always call Corbyn an anti-Semite , or accuse Glenn Greenwald of working for Putin , or, if you've got some free time and want to get creative, compile a Directory of International Assadists , or some other paranoid pseudo-blacklist. Every little contribution counts!

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 .

Sean , says: August 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm GMT

And on and on, and on, it goes and will continue to go until 2020, unless Trump decides to attack Iran, which I doubt The Resistance® will let him do, because that would get extremely weird, as they would somehow have to simultaneously support another US war of aggression and condemn Trump as Adolf Hitler for starting it. Oh, and also, they would have a hard time explaining why Putin had ordered his stooge in the White House to attack Russia's ally in the Middle East. So, probably, no attack on Iran.

That is why Trump will attack Iran.

S , says: Next New Comment September 1, 2018 at 5:04 am GMT

..Robert Mueller, who is doggedly investigating allegations that the President of the United States is a devious Russian intelligence asset personally planted in the Oval Office by Vladimir Putin, the Russian mob, and a conspiracy of crackerjack "cyber-influencers," who brainwashed millions of American voters into betraying Hillary Clinton, and the nation, with a bunch of emails and some Facebook posts, and who are even now waging "a chaos campaign to undermine faith in American democracy."

If only there was an Agent 99 to bring some levity and balance to Robert Mueller's Maxwell Smart personna then everything would be complete.

[Aug 31, 2018] Trump will show those borscht-eating bastards!

Aug 31, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
MARK CHAPMAN, August 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Breaking news! Russia isolated!!

Oh, wait; sorry – that's the United States. Yes, in another manifestation of his incredibly cunning cunningness, Trump has rolled out a new master-plan to bring Russia to its knees: withdraw the United States of America from all international organizations that will not take orders from POTUS. That will show those borscht-eating bastards! Next up in the crosshairs the WTO.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/trump-threatens-to-withdraw-from-world-trade-organization.html

[Aug 29, 2018] Nothing to See Here

Aug 29, 2018 | craigmurray.org.uk
Willie Wobblestick , August 28, 2018 at 14:04

Nothing to See Here

Rather like Janet Jackson's nipples,
It's been a while since we've seen the Skripals.
Not so long ago they were all over the news
As official drones droned their official views.
They said that in Salisbury wherever you look
Lurked sinister types splashing novichuk.
Door handle specialists had been imported,
Or so the BBC unquestioningly reported.
A laundry list of despicable acts
Only vaguely coincident with the salient facts.
Boris Johnson wasn't sitting on the fence,
He don't need no stinkin' evidence.
'It was them Russkies wot dunnit, no doubt about that',
Said the country's pre-eminent diplomat.
KGB thugs sent to put the boot in,
By Mr. Evil, Vladimir Stalin Putin.
Novichuk's lethality was re-emphasised again,
More deadly than others by a factor of ten.
Yet somehow miraculously the Skripals survived,
In Salisbury General they inconveniently revived.
And that was all we heard for a while
Bar a weird statement in machine-prose style.
Then a curious video right out of the blue
That looked like an advert for flyaway shampoo.
A chilled out Yulia said she was contented,
And consular access had not been prevented,
But no, she didn't want to meet up with her kin
(Not that the government would let them in).
The whole production was charmingly informal,
As though poisoning and exile were perfectly normal.
This remarkable young woman's taken it all in her stride,
Seemingly happy to go along with the ride.
Her boyfriend, her job, her dog and her flat
All peremptorily dumped at the drop of a hat.
The un-fake corporate media performed as tasked
Ensuring awkward questions remained unasked.
And all this ludicrous b-movie rigmarole
Was discreetly d-noticed down the memory hole.
The legal and diplomatic situation's now clear:
'Move along sir, nothing to see here.'

[Aug 27, 2018] Rich, middle class and poor relationship

Aug 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

Jollyroger , says: July 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm GMT

@jacques sheete

That's more or less what George Carlin insinuated: "The middle class does all the work, pays all the taxes while the wealthy class takes all the money and pays none of the taxes and the poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class .keep asking for all those jobs".

[Aug 27, 2018] The key features of an authoritarian government

Aug 27, 2018 | www.unz.com

And if authoritarian governments happen to relatively low IQ societies (like Germany in 1933?), we might ponder this:

A truly authoritarian leader would have the sole power to :
– declare war unilaterally and frequently;
– issue 300,000 national security letters, administrative subpoenas with gag orders that enjoin recipients from ever divulging they've been served;
– control information at all times than any monarch in history under the National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.
–torture, kidnap and assassinate anyone anywhere at will.

Personal freedom in an authoritarian state would be limited by
– secretly banning 50,000 people from flying and refusing requests for an explanation
– imprisoning 2,000,000 people without trial
– executing 2,000 people each year prior to arrest.

In a real an authoritarian state there would be
– warrantless surveillance of private phone and email conversations by the NSA;
– SWAT team raiding homes;
– shootings of unarmed citizens by police;
– harsh punishment of schoolchildren in the name of zero tolerance;
– endless wars;
– out-of-control spending;
– militarized police;
–roadside strip searches;
– roving TSA sweeps;
– privatized prisons with a profit incentive for jailing Americans;
– fusion centers that collect and disseminate data on citizens' private transactions;
– militarized agencies with stockpiles of ammunition

[Aug 24, 2018] The Red, White Blue Color Revolution

Aug 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

JR, August 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Jeff, you're wrong! I saw through the RussiaGate farce back in the fall of 2016 when I was living in Vermont, USA & first wrote this piece of satire as "The October Surprise" but couldn't get it published anywhere even as a letter-to-the-editor in our censorious press, so updated it to in time for the Jan. inauguration though without publication anywhere either:

"The Red, White & Blue Plush Revolution"

"The Old York Times missed it but back in October, a Bernie backer in the basement of the Vermont Teddy Bear factory in the village of Shelburne, Vt. confessed to Green Mountain Investigators that she, not Putin! had hacked the DNC emails to reveal that the Democratic National Committee had sabotaged her candidate.

Furthermore, she explained that 'Fancy' and 'Cozy Bears', about which there had been CIA allegation-turned "fact" and much media hysteria regarding their 'Russian Identification', are actually two of their most popular plush products. So thanks to all of the free media marketing, the factory geared up and met the demand for a bear in every Vermont Christmas stocking and made enough profit to mail a free baby bear to every Vermont family for the New Year!

But since Bernie didn't get it & made the Big Mistake of campaigning for Hillary, Goldie Lock, who was previously best known for her expertise in sewing button eyes on the bears and never suspected of being a hacker, together with her backers at the factory, has called a press conference to declare that 'It Only Took a Village' to depose a phony after they demanded that 'Hillary must go!'

So now they've got 4 years behind the scenes of the next DC Reality Show & its mainstream-media-fake-news to restore The American Republic which had been divided & almost conquered by the 1% & its media: The Old York Times, The Bezos Post & the rest of the me-too-media.

LET THE RED, WHITE & BLUE REVOLUTION BEGIN!"

*footnote: I did not vote for Trump, nor Lady Hillary Macbeth!

[Aug 24, 2018] The kind of talk that can easily get you labeled by the USA neoliberal MSM as a racist, a fascist, and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover

Notable quotes:
"... Kudos to you for pointing out the obvious. Be careful though, this kind of talk can easily get you labelled as a racist, a fascist, as "literally Hitler" and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover. ..."
Aug 23, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

TG , Aug 23, 2018 4:37:55 PM | 11

"The progressive Democrats who are pushing for single payer healthcare still miss out on other issues. They also support higher wages, but are, at the same time, against restrictions on immigration."

Kudos to you for pointing out the obvious. Be careful though, this kind of talk can easily get you labelled as a racist, a fascist, as "literally Hitler" and Vladimir Putin's homosexual lover.

Bottom line: the Democrats give lip service to supporting higher wages, but in reality they support low wages, hence their opposition to moderating the rate of immigration.

[Aug 23, 2018] The more things change the more they stay the same. Mencken on US politicians, or why do people go to zoo

Notable quotes:
"... "On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." ..."
"... "In our system of government, everybody gets what the majority deserve." ..."
Aug 23, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Originally from: The Strange Decline of H.L. Mencken - The American Conservative

Mencken turned his scathing wit and rhetoric of ridicule on the political elite of American society with a sense of humor missing from today's political journalism.

President Wilson was "the archangel Woodrow," Harding "that numskull Gamaliel," Hoover "Lord Hoover." William Jennings Bryan was "a charlatan, a mountebank, a zany with no sense of dignity. His career brought him into contact with the first men of his time; he preferred the company of rustic ignoramuses."

Electing Calvin Coolidge, he wrote, was like being presented with a sumptuous banquet and "staying your stomach by plucking flies out of the air." When once asked why if he despised politics so much he wasted his time writing about it, Mencken answer was simple: "why do people go to zoos."

... ... ...

For all his flaws, Mencken had a keen insight into the American political scene. If you doubt that, finish by pondering this observation:

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."


Fran Macadam July 8, 2018 at 11:36 pm

"In our system of government, everybody gets what the majority deserve."

His pythy comments are still clever and to the point, since human nature doesn't change.

[Aug 18, 2018] If you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid

Notable quotes:
"... Shortly before Hersh started covering the Pentagon for the Associated Press in 1965, Arthur Sylvester, the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, berated a group of war correspondents in Saigon: "Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid." ..."
Aug 18, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ghost Ship , Aug 18, 2018 8:23:37 AM | 86

Just over at the American Conservative reading an article about Seymour Hersch and found this:
Shortly before Hersh started covering the Pentagon for the Associated Press in 1965, Arthur Sylvester, the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, berated a group of war correspondents in Saigon: "Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid. Did you hear that? Stupid."

[Aug 18, 2018] Coup d' tat is such an ugly word

Aug 18, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

JoeTurner Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

Coup d'état is such an ugly word. I prefer "domestic insurgent contingency operation"

[Aug 17, 2018] The Department N of the Ministry of Truth is upset about Trump revelations

Aug 17, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Thursday, the New York Times decried Trump's accusation that the media are "the enemy of the people." "Insisting that truths you don't like are 'fake news' is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists 'the enemy of the people' is dangerous, period," said the Times .

[Aug 17, 2018] America is after all a country in which half the population believe in the creation myth.

Notable quotes:
"... but if i had to bet, the creationists are less likely to believe in Russiagate than the evolutionists. ..."
Aug 17, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

GM , August 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

America is after all a country in which half the population believe in the creation myth.

jeff montanye , August 17, 2018 at 7:11 am

but if i had to bet, the creationists are less likely to believe in Russiagate than the evolutionists.

[Aug 17, 2018] The truth is always treason in an empire of lies...

Aug 17, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

LawsofPhysics, Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:42 Permalink

The truth is always treason in an empire of lies...

[Aug 16, 2018] Maybe NATO could buy old Soviet jamming equipment.

Notable quotes:
"... Those who are mostly telling the truth don't do this. ..."
Aug 16, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

WESTERN VALUES™.

In the Cold War the USSR undertook an enormous (but futile) exertion to block our news and propaganda; we, confident that we were in the right, didn't bother.

Today Facebook , advised by Atlantic Council people , is blocking "Russian propaganda".

To defend against this attempt to impurify our precious bodily fluids , a US Senator (Dem of course) is floating a proposal for more government-imposed controls . Those who are mostly telling the truth don't do this.

Maybe NATO could buy old Soviet jamming equipment .

[Aug 15, 2018] After Skripal affair even parrots got tired of UK authorities

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
yalensis says: August 14, 2018 at 2:58 pm
BREAKING NEWS from RT:

A parrot tells English firefighters to "Fuck Off!" when they try to rescue her.
Later, a more contrite bird is ordered by her owner to humbly say "Thank you" to the would-be rescuers.

https://www.rt.com/uk/435896-parrot-swear-firefighter-london/?posts=1/

https://contextual.media.net/checksync.php?&vsSync=1&cs=8&cv=31&https=1&cid=8CU8HDVRS&prvid=99,56,111,113,4,10000,80,9,109,82,97,77

Jen says: August 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm
One of the comments to the article received 14 likes:
Is this Jessie parrot Skripal's?

No wonder the bird didn't like the firefighter – she thought the guy was going to daub some Novichok onto her beak.

[Aug 15, 2018] Some suggestions about contra sanctions that Russia can implement

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Cortes says: August 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm

...Call a presser at the UN and have the Ambassador confirm that Obama and HRC are wholly paid-up RF assets and watch Civil War II unfold.

[Aug 15, 2018] It s time for everyone to come off Twitter – it is like writing your message on your buttocks with a black sharpie and dropping your trousers.

Aug 15, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
Mark Chapman says: August 10, 2018 at 7:58 am
It's time for everyone to come off Twitter – it is like writing your message on your buttocks with a black sharpie and dropping your trousers. Tweets are the kind of stupid thing you send out at the end of work after you've had a bastard of a day, and something you read or hear pushes you over the edge....

[Aug 14, 2018] One view on UK and its elite

Aug 14, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mark2 , Aug 12, 2018 3:46:15 PM | 15

If the uk,us were a person, a physiatrist would surely have certified them criminally insane by now !

Locked them up for there own protection and to protect the general public. Removing all sharp objects.

Just saying !

[Aug 14, 2018] Neocons created simply loads of job opportunities for Russians

Aug 14, 2018 | russia-insider.com

unheilig 12 hours ago ,

There are simply loads of job opportunities in Russia [created by the USA]. For instance:

Trauma2000 -> unheilig 11 hours ago ,

re: "Putinbot operator -- thousands needed"

I've always wanted to be a Putinbot. I think it would be a great job. Hoping for my KGB badge. I've got my KGB watch (even though its made in Germany), just need my badge now (hope it isn't made in China).

unheilig -> Trauma2000 2 hours ago ,

I'm just waiting for my check from Putin. Any day now . . .

[Aug 14, 2018] I am sure the tracking your movements all the time it s just a harmless oversight on the part of Google.

Aug 14, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

spanish inquisition Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:28 Permalink

I am sure it's just a harmless oversight.

Kefeer -> Clock Crasher Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:38 Permalink

Hammer it and remove all EMF's. An old microwave over works as a Faraday cage. Also; if you take a cell phone and wrap it in just a layer or two of aluminum foil; it will not make or receive calls.

[Aug 13, 2018] I thought WTC7 free-fell out of sympathy for #1 #2 by Bushogboner

Aug 12, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Bushogboner -> oddjob Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:03 Permalink

I thought WTC7 free-fell out of sympathy for #1 & #2.

vaporland -> Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:49 Permalink

Two guys sitting in the insurance adjustor's waiting room.

[Aug 13, 2018] Asta la vista baby

It looks like the top counterintelligence guy in FBI did not understand that texting with your mistress during working hours on FBI supplied phone might be a career limiting move ;-)
Aug 13, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org
notlurking , Aug 13, 2018 3:25:15 PM | 58
Asta la vista baby....

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/us/politics/peter-strzok-fired-fbi.html

[Aug 13, 2018] Oh, yeah, those evil "Muslim dictators" -- always interfering with elected governments foreign trade policies

Aug 13, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Aug 13, 2018 11:40:55 AM | 47

@ Posted by: partizan | Aug 13, 2018 8:50:05 AM | 39

Oh, yeah, those evil "Muslim dictators" -- always interfering with elected governments foreign trade policies:

Mattis orders Brazil to distance itself from China (12 August 2018)

[Aug 13, 2018] If the world was a theater, Americans see themselves as the only performers -- the role of the rest of the world is to applaud their performance.

Aug 13, 2018 | www.unz.com

Cyrano , August 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm GMT

Americans see the Russians as greatness deniers. Their European lackeys are their greatness-acknowledgers -- even when it's detrimental to their own survival.

If the world was a theater, Americans see themselves as the only performers -- the role of the rest of the world is to applaud their performance.

Russia is not a part of the audience, it's not even a heckler. It's a performer, it has always been, and a very talented one too. To try to demote them to the role of spectators, or to try to usher them out of the concert hall can be suicidal, they have enough musical instruments to put on a remarkable concert -- even if afterwards no one is left to applaud.

[Aug 13, 2018] FBI Reveals Maria Butina Traded Sex In Exchange For All 62,984,828 Votes Trump Received In 2016

Jul 19, 2018 | politics.theonion.com
WASHINGTON -- Saying that their investigation indicated her involvement in election interference went deeper than previously believed, the FBI revealed Thursday that Russian agent Maria Butina traded sex in exchange for all 62,984,828 votes Donald Trump received for president in 2016. "Our inquiry into Ms. Butina

[Aug 13, 2018] Shy Congressman Wishes Other Lawmakers Would Include Him In Their Crimes

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com
WASHINGTON -- Saying he just wants to fit in with his colleagues, shy Rep. Harold Olsen confided to reporters Wednesday that he often feels left out of all the illegal activities going on in Congress and wishes his fellow lawmakers would include him in their crimes. "I see everyone around me committing these...

[Aug 13, 2018] Pentagon Officials Listen In Silence As Mike Pence Details Plans For Angel-Guided Defense Weapons System

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Feigning polite interest throughout the 90-minute meeting, Pentagon officials from all five branches of the armed forces listened in silence Thursday as Mike Pence presented his detailed plans for a state-of-the-art angel-guided weapons system. "Though we are grateful for the vice president's interest in

[Aug 13, 2018] Mueller Scrambling After Accidentally Spilling Whole Big Gulp All Over Russia Evidence

Aug 13, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Suffering yet another unexpected setback during his ongoing investigation into foreign collusion with the Trump campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller scrambled Friday to contain the damage to his documents after spilling an entire Grape Crush Big Gulp all over his Russia evidence. "No, no, no! No! Aw,

[Aug 13, 2018] Cold War in the Sauna Notes From a Russian American by Pavel Kozhevnikov

Aug 13, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

I had just finished exercising and went to the sauna. The gym I go to is a modern facility with new equipment and is very popular in our city.

My favorite parts are the sauna and the steamer. Both remind me of my old country – Russia. Though, to be politically and geographically correct – I never lived in Russia: I was born and raised in one of the fifteen republics of the former USSR – the republic of Kazakhstan.

So, I am a Russian from Kazakhstan. It's kind of confusing for Americans, and when twenty-six years ago my American wife brought me here, the customs official gave me an alien card where my nationality was stated not Russian but Kazakh. My friends make fun of me, because Russians and Kazakhs are like apples and oranges. We look different

In 1992, when I arrived in America, the relationship between the two cold war rivals was excellent: Americans traveled to Russia, opening McDonalds, KFC's, Burger Kings, and other businesses, and Russians were opening not only their hearts but even the secrets of the overthrown KGB. Millions of Russians and Americans enjoyed such a "romance" between the two most powerful nuclear countries in the world.

Not anymore! Every morning I wake up to the words, "Russia is terrible," and go to sleep with the humiliating jokes of the "night-show-clowns" about "the dictator" Putin and "barbaric" Russians, whose 13 hackers changed the electoral minds of millions of naïve Americans. Wow! What a powerful "gasoline station country"- Russia, as Senator McCain calls it.

If in 1992 the people in my city who heard my accent were very nice to me and to Russia, now the usual reaction is to stare at me like a goat at the newly painted gates. One of my neighbors even yelled at me when I answered his question about my recent trip to Russia. I told him: "Russians like Putin because he saved their country from collapse. I saw with my own eyes how Russia has changed since my last trip there. I didn't see the impact of Obama's sanctions, Russians have better roads, than we have in Colorado; the shops, are filled with all kinds of products; the churches are restored "

My neighbor who didn't like Trump yelled at me: "If you like Russia go back to your country!" My answer was: "I love Russia but I am American – like your immigrant wife, like you. I love America for a lot of reasons, one of them – the right to speak! Nobody should privatize this right." He ran away, later coming to apologize

My wife, knowing my hard-tempered character asks me not to talk about policy – Putin-Trump anymore. And I don't, to a certain degree. However, when someone asks me about Russia or Putin I usually answer, giving my point of view; I just cannot be silent. I was silent for 40+ years living in the USSR, not anymore! Of course, not everyone likes my answers, like the man I am going to tell you about.

So, I went into the sauna; a stout man was sitting on the upper bench. He was the same age as I. Many of the older men in America call ourselves "old farts." The name is not offensive to us, because we really do not care about our image, and because we like to make jokes about everything, mostly about ourselves. Usually, we old farts are nice, we love to talk, even in the sauna. Young people nowadays do not talk. They turn on their phones even in the sauna – I bet they do not know how to talk with other people. They cover their "secrets" in towels while we do not – we do not have any secrets anymore.

Anyway, the man said hello to me, I answered, and he caught my slight accent.

"Where are you from?" It's a question I am usually asked.

"From here." I answered.

He was a little confused. I knew what usually followed if I had said – "from Kazakhstan." Usually, there would be an exchange of this type: "Where is it?" – "Between Russia and China," – "How do you like it here?" The silly film "Borat" helped me for a short period of time. People were smiling, as if they met Sasha Cohen, and I was happy that at least they knew some geography, though the film was silly and the geography in it was completely mistaken.

"No, I mean originally where are you from?" The guy, let's call him Tony, found the right question.

I decided not to check his geography skills and said that I came from Russia. The dialog that followed was remarkable. Here it is.

"Welcome to America! Your English is pretty good!"

"Yours, too." He didn't get my humor. "Just joking," I said, "As for welcoming, it's a little late: I have lived here for 25 years."

"Have you been in Russia lately?" He asked.

"Yes, I go there every year."

"Wow. So, what do you think about that crazy guy , Pyutin?"

"Sorry, honey," – I apologized to my wife in my thoughts and picked up the gauntlet. "You mean Putin? He is not crazy. Actually, he is one of the smartest rulers Russia ever had." I said.

Tony's eyes nearly leaped from their sockets. "But he is a dictator and kills people!"

"I wouldn't call him a dictator – he was just last week elected by nearly 67% of Russians. I would call him an authoritarian, strong ruler; but a weak ruler in Russia wouldn't survive a day. Besides, there were seven people opposed him in the election!"

Tony smiled. "You call it an election? He chose the opponents himself from his friends. The whole world knows that elections in Russia are a sham!"

"Who told you this nonsense, Tony? Did you listen to the debates? Did you hear how these people yelled at each other and cursed Putin, asking people to vote for them not for Putin. They really were as tough as Hillary to Donald! And besides, there were a lot of observers from 110 countries. They claimed the election was legitimate."

"No, I do not believe you."

"You may not believe me but I am citing the international organizations reports. You may check their reports on the Internet yourself. You may even sue these organizations if you wish."

Tony was silent for a minute, then turned his head to me and asked: "You know that Pyutin is evil even to his own people?"

"You mean Putin? Who told you? How many Russians share your opinion?"

"McCain."

"Is he Russian?"

"No, but he knows that Pyutin is KGB."

"His name is Putin!" I tried to correct at least this in his mind. "So, you do not believe me, a Russian, who just returned from Russia, but you believe this Senator, who hates Putin and Russia? Besides, there are no KGB anymore."

"But he used to be KGB?"

"Yes, and Bush H. was also a CIA agent. So, what? After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were no people who didn't work for government in that country, we all worked for government! Putin is good for Russia, he is the brightest politician nowadays. He is like a great Chess-master, and he is a dangerous player. We must be careful with him. Some Congressmen are underestimating Russia, calling it "a gasoline station with nukes," but I was there this summer and saw with my own eyes how much people love Putin, and how much he is doing to make that country great again."

"Yeh, yeh, yeh " Tony didn't know what to say. Then he recalled something and turned his red face to me. "Well, he invaded Crimea, and Ukraine!"

"No, he did not. Crimea was a harbor for the Russian navy, and according to the treaty between Ukraine and Russia there were sixteen thousand Russian troops stationed there on a permanent base. There were about twenty-three thousand Ukrainian troops there, too. So, when the thugs in Kiev took power, illegally kicking out president Yanukovych and killing the political opponents, the Crimean people decided to organize a referendum. Ninety-six percent decided to reunite with Russia, as they were Russians for nearly 400 years before the Communist dictator Khrushchev gave that peninsula to Ukraine as a present to his native land."

"But they had no right to secede from the main land of Ukraine!"

"Yes, they did. International law gives the right for self-determination to people. Remember, we split from the British Empire."

"But it was so long ago!"

"Okay, what about East and West Germany or Kosovo? The people in these countries also exercised their right of self-determination, but they didn't have any referendum as far as I know."

Tony looked at me attentively. "I don't believe you."

"You have the right not to believe me. You asked, I answered."

Tony was silent for a while. Then he threw out his last argument. "I hope you wouldn't deny that Putin killed British citizens recently, using KGB gas!"

Wow, he pronounced "Putin" correctly! I smiled. The nice face of my American wife appeared in my head again, and she was not happy! I kissed her in my thoughts and finished the conversation with my last knockout blow:

"I wouldn't deny it if the poisoning by Russians had been proved!"

"But it was proved by Teresa May!"

"Really? What did she say?"

"She said that it was Putin who poisoned the British citizens!"

"Not really, my friend. She said that it was "highly likely" that Russia did it! Besides, only Mr. Skripal is a British citizen, his daughter is a Russian citizen"

"Does it make any difference?"

"You mean, "highly likely" is proof to punish somebody? What about one of the main pillars of democracy – innocent until proven guilty?"

"But we believe our allies, not the Russians!"

That statement made me laugh. "You believe not facts but political statements without any facts? Wow! What kind of democracy is that?"

Tony's face became so red that I was afraid it would melt. He stood up from the bench and without looking at me firmly said:

"Russians are our enemies, and democracy does not apply to them."

He left, leaving me with a sudden fear of approaching nuclear war.

At night I prayed for peace. I prayed for American and Russian people-in-power who could easily destroy this fragile planet. If people refuse to understand each other, they fight. Kennedy and Khrushchev fortunately understood this. Will Putin and Trump understand?

Pavel Kozhevnikov was born in Kazakhstan. In 1992 he married an American woman and relocated to Colorado, USA, where he worked in a variety of business ventures and taught various subjects including Russian at Mitchell High School as well as at Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Pavel continues to enjoy teaching Russian at the local community college and university and devotes his free time to writing. He has published four books of stories and poems as well as numerous articles for newspapers and journals in Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

[Aug 12, 2018] A Trumpist dream about how neoliberals will be purged

Notable quotes:
"... Cut to view of parade down Main Street USA of politicians and business people with computer keyboards hung around their necks. Many wear signs around their necks proclaiming their crimes. "I facilitated consumers to buy insurance policies for the ACA," says one. "I front ran the market for Uncle Sam," says another. ..."
Aug 12, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

ambrit , , November 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Reactionaries will be purged. The Markets of Historical Determinism will demand it. Cut to view of parade down Main Street USA of politicians and business people with computer keyboards hung around their necks. Many wear signs around their necks proclaiming their crimes. "I facilitated consumers to buy insurance policies for the ACA," says one. "I front ran the market for Uncle Sam," says another.

The lines of armed guards lining the parade route are there to protect the penitents, as various short action shots show. The crowd is in an ugly mood. Storm clouds lower in the distance.

animalogic , , November 28, 2016 at 12:15 am

"Storm clouds lower in the distance". Camera pans, penitents trudge dejectedly up hill, to silhouette of Guillotine. Steady rain begins. End shot.

[Aug 11, 2018] The money Jill Stein using to fight the witch hunt is coming from the same people who are conducting the witch hunt

Aug 11, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

OTOH, remember all that money Jill raised from Dems for the recount ?

Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein raised millions of dollars in 2016 to pay for a recount after the electoral victory of President Donald Trump.

However, Stein's fundraising for the recount significantly exceeded what was actually needed to pay for it -- and she tried to reassure her donors that their money would still be well spent by promising to give them a say in how it got used.

However, the Daily Beast reports that Stein has so far not kept that promise and is instead using money raised from her "recount" campaign to pay for legal bills related to investigations into her possible contacts with Russia.

[Aug 11, 2018] Slight difference between Franklin D Roosevelt and Barak Obama

Notable quotes:
"... @The Voice In the Wilderness ..."
Aug 11, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

FDR's Speech Did NOT Have Any "Work With Both Sides" Nonsense @The Voice In the Wilderness

Fear is how you force persuade your own side and political opponents into falling in line and supporting your policy ideas.

It's ironic that arguably the best-loved Democratic president ever came from a very privileged background, connected with working class people, and absolutely did not need the presidency to complete his life. The same guy who was stuck in a wheelchair for most of his life and successfully guided the country (and the world) through two of the worst crises ever in modern life -- the Great Depression and World War II.

[Aug 09, 2018] Free speech for me but not for thee

Aug 09, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

You see, tolerance cuts both ways.

This isn't an easy pill to swallow, I know, but that's the way free speech works, especially when it comes to tolerating speech that we hate.

" Free speech for me but not for thee " is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

[Aug 08, 2018] We're the propaganda monkeys

Aug 08, 2018 | www.goodreads.com

"We're the propaganda monkeys.
The digital download junkies.
The skunk smoking geezers
With an inflatable Jesus.
We're the kitsch and cool.
Divide and rule."
Harry Whitewolf , Propaganda Monkeys - Twenty Poems From My Twenties: 1996 - 2006

[Aug 08, 2018] Jerusalem could be a safer location for the US Embassy than Tel Aviv if there is a war against Iran. For religious reasons ;-)

Aug 08, 2018 | www.unz.com

Bliss , August 4, 2018 at 4:17 am GMT

the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem which was an incredibly stupid act

How so? It's done and no one cares.

At the very least it could be a safer location for the US Embassy than Tel Aviv if there is a war against Iran. For religious reasons.

[Aug 08, 2018] Breaking: Hillary helps two man up the stars

Sep 30, 2017 | thefinereport.com

Breaking:

No Comments.

[Aug 07, 2018] Comrade Stalin speaks from the grave, in support of Kommissar Hillary Clinton

Notable quotes:
"... First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of agents of foreign countries , among whom a rather active role was played by the Trotskyists, affected more or less all, or nearly all, of our organizations-economic, administrative, and Party. ..."
"... Second, agents of foreign countries, among them the Trotskyites , penetrated not only into lower organizations, but also into certain responsible posts. ..."
Aug 07, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

clarky90 , August 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1937/03/03.htm

Defects in Party Work and Measures for Liquidating Trotskyite and Other Double Dealers : March 3, 1937

"Comrades!

From the reports and the debates on these reports heard at this plenum, it is evident that we are dealing with the following three main facts.

First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of agents of foreign countries , among whom a rather active role was played by the Trotskyists, affected more or less all, or nearly all, of our organizations-economic, administrative, and Party.

Second, agents of foreign countries, among them the Trotskyites , penetrated not only into lower organizations, but also into certain responsible posts.

Third, some of our leading comrades, both at the center and at the periphery, not only failed to discern the face of these wreckers, diversionists, spies, and killers, but proved to be so careless, complacent, and naive that at times they themselves assisted in promoting agents of foreign states to responsible posts.

These are the three incontrovertible facts which naturally emerge from the reports and the discussions on them "

[Aug 07, 2018] Codename Acor Sycamore - The Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda Operation To Reconquer Canada

Notable quotes:
"... Donald Trump will follow the Canadian Saudi dispute with strong interest. He believes that "giving Canada their independence" was "the biggest mistake America ever made". In May he accused Canada of burning down the White House. It is high time to take revenge for that insult. ..."
"... Canada should note that its independence - graciously granted by Trump's America - can be revoked. The man who desires to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN may come to see the re-acquisition of the oil-rich but empty north American space as the climax of his political career. ..."
Aug 07, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

... ... ...

Dozens of Saudi accounts sent the copy/paste tweet below to various addressees. They were retweeted thousands of times.

خالد بن عبدالله آل سعود @KAFTA78 - 18:29 utc - 5 Aug 2018‏
- Replying to @CanEmbSA
In Saudi Arabia we feel worried about Canada committing cultural genocide against Indigenous people. We also support the right of Quebec to become an independent nation.
839 retweets 630 Likes

Donald Trump will follow the Canadian Saudi dispute with strong interest. He believes that "giving Canada their independence" was "the biggest mistake America ever made". In May he accused Canada of burning down the White House. It is high time to take revenge for that insult.

Canada has a controversial $15 billion deal to provide Saudi Arabia with more than 900 'Light Armored Vehicles', 40% of which are actually a Heavy Assault type. The sanctimonious Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called them 'jeeps'. He approved the export permits despite the acknowledged use of these tanks against internal Saudi resistance and in the Saudi rape of Yemen. Donald Trump will happily accept the Saudi request to move the deal to U.S. production lines.

There are rumors of a joint CIA-Saudi operation to arm Québécois moderate rebels for their fight against the repressive regime in Ottawa. Codenamed Acor Sycamore , the operation will purchase weapons in Bulgaria and Croatia and secretly ship those to CIA trained freedom fighters. The Saudis will redeploy their al-Qaeda and ISIS from Syria to occupy Canadian tar sands. The Israeli cyber spy company the Saudis hired to attack Amnesty International will be redirected towards Ottawa. Mossad will send agents to sabotage Canada's Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve . The move will increase demand for U.S. syrup products.

Canada should note that its independence - graciously granted by Trump's America - can be revoked. The man who desires to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN may come to see the re-acquisition of the oil-rich but empty north American space as the climax of his political career.

Today's AP piece on the Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda alliance in Yemen and the Saudi '9/11 in Canada' tweet are not unrelated.

Justin Trudeau must immediately hop on a plane to Moscow and ask for Russia's support. Firing his anti-Russian , Nazi descendant foreign minister may help to gain Putin's grace.

Trump's MAGA intentions are well known. The message the Saudis sent is clear. The CN Tower will fall. Ottawa will be besieged. It is high time for Trudeau to act.

/snark

[Aug 06, 2018] Sunday Political News Funnies

Aug 06, 2018 | angrybearblog.com

[Aug 05, 2018] No matters how much the US spends on defense Putin will ensure he gets his people elected

"What, now we're going to bicker over a hundred billion dollars and demand proper accounting? " It's really handy to have that few hundred billion in ancillary funding to make your case more convincing ...
Notable quotes:
"... All we can do is wait till the results are in. Putin is in full control of American politics and there is not a damn thing the people can do about it because he has mastered The Force ..."
"... The Force is so powerful, that only a few hundred of seemingly innocuous tweets and Facebook ads strategically placed around the country can cause most American's brains to be zombified and vote Putin's desires. ..."
Aug 05, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

CB on Sat, 08/04/2018 - 7:41pm

Whether it will be Dems or Repugs will be HIS decision and his alone. All we can do is wait till the results are in. Putin is in full control of American politics and there is not a damn thing the people can do about it because he has mastered The Force.

The Force is so powerful, that only a few hundred of seemingly innocuous tweets and Facebook ads strategically placed around the country can cause most American's brains to be zombified and vote Putin's desires.

If you don't believe Putin has mastered the Force then explain why Russia can match the American military on a budget less than 1/10th of the US?

[Aug 05, 2018] Orwell doublethink in action

Aug 05, 2018 | www.rt.com

A Russian company spends 72p on Facebook ads: interference, hybrid war, parliamentary inquiry

Soros spends £400K on bringing down UK Government: nothing to worry about

pic.twitter.com/yeCZw4Z2B1

[Aug 03, 2018] Bill Clinton "Contract for America" should be properly called a "Contract ON America".!

Aug 03, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Bernard , August 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Bill and Newt agreed to the "selling of the America." It was labeled as the "Contract for America." When, really, it was a "Contract ON America".!

[Jul 31, 2018] The question re the Russians still targeting our elections? belongs to the same category as Are you still beating your wife? Both suggest kangaroo court in action

Jul 31, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

STEPHEN COHEN: ...Are the Russians still targeting our elections?" This is in the category "Are you still beating your wife?" There is no proof that the Russians have targeted or attacked our elections. But it's become axiomatic. What kind of media is that, are the Russians still, still attacking our elections.

And what Michael McFaul, whom I've known for years, formerly Ambassador McFaul, purportedly a scholar and sometimes a scholar said, it is simply the kind of thing, to be as kind as I can, that I heard from the John Birch Society about President Eisenhower when he went to meet Khrushchev when I was a kid growing up in Kentucky.

...to stage a kangaroo trial of the president of the United States in the mainstream media, and have plenty of once-dignified people come on and deliver the indictment, is without precedent in this country

[Jul 31, 2018] Michigan Declares State Of Emergency After Cancer-Linked Toxin Found In Drinking Water

Notable quotes:
"... Can't waste resources here at home assuring sound drinking water for all, no, we need to attack Iran because as the rumor has it that the "undemocratic" ..."
Jul 31, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Ignatius -> FEDbuster Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

Can't waste resources here at home assuring sound drinking water for all, no, we need to attack Iran because as the rumor has it that the "undemocratic"

Ayatollah is denying his people the benefits of premium drinking water. Or something like that. I get confused.

[Jul 29, 2018] Vanity Dem what a great epithet for Maher!

Jul 29, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

athena , July 28, 2018 at 8:37 pm

I think a lot of people only watch Maher to see what the guests have to say. Watching Real Time just means knowing you're going to have to grit your teeth through his snide nonsense. I think of him as the very embodiment of this problem:
http://exiledonline.com/the-rally-to-restore-vanity-generation-x-celebrates-its-homeric-struggle-against-lameness/

Brooklin Bridge , July 28, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Terrific article, thanks for the link. Vanity Dem – what a great epithet for Maher!

[Jul 28, 2018] Bill Clinton Heckled By Angry Prostitutes In Amsterdam

Damn...Dude has lost his audience. ;-)
From comments: "You got me. I'll click any headline that contains "Bill Clinton" and "angry prostitutes". "
Zero Hedge

The First Rule -> Skateboarder Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:17 Permalink

"Clinton's stop in Amsterdam came as a surprise to locals"

REALLY? SERIOUSLY????

Bill Clinton stops in the Red Light District, and it comes as a SURPRISE???????????????????

Katos -> Consuelo Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

I think consent age in Amsterdam IS 10, so, that's why Bill's there!!

MasterPo -> bluez Fri, 07/27/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

"I did not have sex with that woman, or that one over there, or those, or any of those..."

Consuelo Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

Perfect spot for 'ole Billy Jeff.

DownWithYogaPants -> Croesus Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:04 Permalink

Why? Did he not pay them? ...

J S Bach -> BennyBoy Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

"The protesters demanded the decriminalization, respect and protection of sex workers and drug users"

Well... they're talkin' to the right guy!

Herdee Fri, 07/27/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Maybe he's there just to smoke a few joints and pick up some good quality Cannabis seeds?

Banana Republican -> Herdee Fri, 07/27/2018 - 16:01 Permalink

Dude, it's Amsterdam, not Washington DC.

[Jul 27, 2018] I am distressed at the shocking lack of faith shown by so many people in the expos of Donald Trump's Russian connections recently published on BuzzFeed

Jul 27, 2018 | irrussianality.wordpress.com

January 11, 2017

PaulR 14 Comments

'Human intelligence compiled from anonymous sources is known to be the most reliable basis on which to form judgements about important events. Nothing else provides such detailed insider information from the very heart of enemy institutions.

'It is time people knew the truth. I have decided that it is necessary to reveal my own notes from underground (scribbled on a table napkin in invisible ink this morning and just now squirted with lemon juice). I cannot, of course, identify my sources, but I might suggest that you look up Richard Meinertzhagen's "dirty paper method" (see footnote). I can also claim that I have access to the highest echelons of the Russian government through somebody who knows somebody, who is related to somebody, who went to school with somebody, whose neighbour sharpens Vladimir Putin's hockey skates.

'These sources of mine tell me that the plot to place Donald Trump in the White House was hatched not five years ago as claimed in the BuzzFeed report, but 13 years ago at an exclusive banya in Sokolniki.

'According to Source BS, the concept for what became known as Operatsiia Tuz emerged during a sweaty discussion over a dozen bottles of vodka, when oligarch Viktor Bogatyi announced that he had an idea for a new television show. Aspiring kleptocrats would audition for a job as Bogatyi's assistant and the losers would be eliminated one by one with his famous catchphrase 'You're shot!'

Hearing this, a senior GRU agent, Max Otto von Stierlitz, after a pause of seventeen moments, suggested an alternative. Why not, said Stierlitz, pass the idea for the TV show on to Donald Trump to use as a vehicle for making himself popular among the American people? It would be the perfect mechanism to gradually push the Donald into a position from which he could become President of the United States of America. The rest, as they say, is history.'

(See https://irrussianality.word... .)

[Jul 27, 2018] It looked like a Berkshire to me, although I am not a reliable judge of swine

Jul 27, 2018 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

I had this crazy dream last night. It must have been next year sometime, because it was the opening ceremony for the Nord Stream II pipeline, in Germany. President Putin was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony (naturally), flanked by a beaming Gerhard Schroeder and Donald Tusk. Maros Sefcovic was aglow with bonhomie as he presented the ceremonial silver shears, and a beaming Petro Poroshenko, backed by members of the Atlantic Council, applauded politely as Mr. Putin stepped forward to cut the ribbon.

As the two cut ends fluttered to the floor, a pig flew in through the open window, and described a lazy parabola around the ceiling fixture. Stroking past me, it executed a casual barrel-roll, winked, and burst into a cloud of red sparks: Lady Ashton – caught in mid-clap – exclaimed, "Gosh!"

It looked like a Berkshire to me, although I am not a reliable judge of swine.

[Jul 27, 2018] Democrat logic: Trump is a Putin puppet; therefore, Putin is trying to bug him

Jul 27, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

khnum Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:37 Permalink

Is it just me that thinks a frontal lobotomy would actually improve the iq of half of your Congress.

swissthinker -> khnum Fri, 07/27/2018 - 00:43 Permalink

Only half?

Justin Case -> VWAndy Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:04 Permalink

A liar spins a web of deceit and eventually gets caught in his own web.

Dragon HAwk Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:35 Permalink

i was hoping they were going to say, Putin said, hey trump if you want to get a private message to me just whisper into the ball.

kahuna1 Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:43 Permalink

I love watching the msm and deepstate fucks spin over a f...ing soccer ball! Too funny!

I mean shitting bricks over a ball! HAHAHA Who is the joke on now?

MoreFreedom Fri, 07/27/2018 - 00:16 Permalink

Democrat logic: Trump is a Putin puppet; therefore, Putin is trying to bug him. LOL

[Jul 27, 2018] So they ve been recruiting Trump for 21 years? Not 5?

Jul 27, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Publius Tacitus -> TTG , 17 hours ago

Yep, you're a real James Bond. So they've been recruiting Trump for 21 years? Not 5? Not 8? Did you even read the damn dossier? Not a word about "duping." The claim is that Trump was actively collaborating and that Putin's press guy was the mastermind in this bullshit.

[Jul 26, 2018] The Wealthy Elitists Plan To Survive The Apocalypse And Leave Us Behind

Jul 26, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

man from glad -> z0na8an0z Thu, 07/26/2018 - 23:01 Permalink

Packing a bunch of Godless hyenas into bunkers together doesn't sound much like a plan for survival imo.

BlackChicken -> tenpanhandle Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:59 Permalink

"How do I maintain authority over my security force after the Event?"

You don't idiot, you get killed and security takes all your stuff including the women.

[Jul 25, 2018] Sacha Baron Cohen got the level of access he did (including getting Dick Cheney to sign a "waterboarding jug") because he was presenting himself as an ex IDF Colonel.

Jul 25, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

[Jul 23, 2018] Obama married the neocons to the humanitarian bombers to the SJWs. It s a powerful bond.

Jul 23, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com
Patrick Armstrong -> Jack , 9 hours ago
Obama married the neocons to the humanitarian bombers to the SJWs. It's a powerful bond.
Valissa Rauhallinen -> Patrick Armstrong , 8 hours ago
Great insight! I'm adding that to my Favorite Quotes archive.

As I pondered more deeply on your insight, I tried to imagine how the courtship proceeded. IMO, it was Clinton who presided over the engagement of the neocons to the humanitarian bombers (R2P'ers). Then under Bush the relationship initially strengthened due to 9/11 until the Iraq war became such an obvious mess that there was a brief cooling of ardor due to a still significant antiwar contingent in the Dem party. Under Obama the antiwar Dems began to suffer something like "Stockholm syndrome" as few were willing to protest against the black president of their SJW fantasies. This set the final stage for the neocons and R2P'ers to commit to each other in "marriage" who then "adopted" the SJW's as their useful idiots.

[Jul 22, 2018] America's Derangement Syndrome

Jul 22, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

[Jul 20, 2018] Always charge treason when you know you're right, and the other guy needs to shut the fuck up ;=)

Notable quotes:
"... @detroitmechworks ..."
Jul 20, 2018 | caucus99percent.com

extracted from: The Trouble With Accusing Trump (and others) of Treason caucus99percent

Snode on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:49pm

I love it

@detroitmechworks "Remember that charge! Treason! For when you know you're right, and the other guy needs to shut the fuck up."*

* For discerning Neo Liberals everywhere. Not responsible for typos or assassinations. American Express only.

dfarrah on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:06pm
I guess they have

tried everything else to overthrow Trump.

The hysteria coming from the spooks is unbelievable. What is it that Mueller, Brennan, Clapper and the rest of that cabal is trying to hide?

[Jul 19, 2018] Trump-Putin summit induced the neoliberal ruling classes hysteria or How to Stop Worrying and Love the New McCarthyism

So it appears America and democracy have miraculously survived the dreaded Trump-Putin summit or Trump's meeting with his Russian handler, as the neoliberal ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media would dearly like us all to believe. NATO has not been summarily dissolved. Poland has not been invaded by Russia.
Jul 18, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

Extracted from: Trump's Treasonous Traitor Summit or How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New McCarthyism by CJ Hopkins

So it appears America and democracy have miraculously survived the dreaded Trump-Putin summit or Trump's meeting with his Russian handler, as the neoliberal ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media would dearly like us all to believe. NATO has not been summarily dissolved. Poland has not been invaded by Russia.

The offices of The New York Times , The Washington Post , CNN, and MSNBC have not been stormed by squads of jackbooted Trumpian Gestapo.

The Destabilization of the Middle East, the Privatization of Virtually Everything, the Conversion of the Planet into One Big Shopping Mall, and other global capitalist projects are all going forward uninterrupted. Apart from Trump making a narcissistic, word-salad-babbling jackass of himself, which he does on a more or less daily basis, nothing particularly apocalyptic happened.

And so, once again, Western liberals, and others obsessed with Donald Trump, having been teased into a painfully tumescent paroxysm of anticipation of some unimaginably horrible event that would finally lead to Trump's impeachment (or his removal from office by other means) were left standing around with their hysteria in their hands. It has become a sadistic ritual at this point like a twisted, pseudo-Tantric exercise where the media get liberals all lathered up over whatever fresh horror Trump has just perpetrated (or some non-story story they have invented out of whole cloth), build the tension for several days, until liberals are moaning and begging for impeachment, or a full-blown CIA-sponsored coup, then pull out abruptly and leave the poor bastards writhing in agony until the next time which is pretty much exactly what just happened.

In the days and weeks leading up to the summit, the global capitalist ruling class Resistance deployed every weapon in its mighty arsenal to whip the Western masses up into a frenzy of anti-Putin-Nazi fervor. While continuing to flog the wildly popular baby concentration camp story (because the Hitler stimulus never fails to elicit a Pavlovian response from Americans, regardless of how often or how blatantly you use it), the corporate media began hammering hard on the "Trump is a Russian Agent" hysteria. (Normally, the corporate media alternates between the Hitler hysteria and the Russia hysteria so as not to completely short-circuit the already scrambled brains of Western liberals, but given the imminent threat of a peace deal , they needed to go the whole hog this time and paint this summit as a secret, internationally televised assignation between Hitler and well, Hitler).

[Jul 18, 2018] The Magic Of Novichok - Deadly Agent Found In Perfume Bottle

I didn't realize that the Amerikan child/adolescent party game had metastasized and moved across the water-- but the Skripal farce has turned into a game of Spin the Bottle , writ large. [Wikipedia link]
Jul 16, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

This before-after advertisement for Novichok perfume, featuring Yulia Skripal, made the rounds a while ago.


bigger
Pft , Jul 16, 2018 5:31:04 PM | 22
I guess whats even more pathetic about these stories like Skripal , perfume bottle/door knob Knovickok and Russia Gate is so many people believe them. Witness the hysteria over the TP Summit in US media/comments. Without functioning brain cells escape from the Matrix is impossible, and even then you have to have time to think anout matters beyond entertainment and survival, and many people don't have the time in this neoliberal world of ours.

Lets face it, outside an alien intervention to save humans we are done. Lets hope that mission manual they bring " To Serve Man" is not a cookbook

Ort , Jul 16, 2018 5:35:51 PM | 23
I didn't realize that the Amerikan child/adolescent party game had metastasized and moved across the water-- but the Skripal farce has turned into a game of Spin the Bottle , writ large. [Wikipedia link]

[Jul 16, 2018] Is it just me, or does Dimitri Alperovitch look like a guy who's making p*rn movies in a van that drives all round the city?

Alperovich is a specialist on special flavor of porn -- security porn...
Jul 16, 2018 | consortiumnews.com
O Society , July 14, 2018 at 8:29 am

Is it just me, or does Dimitri Alperovitch look like a guy who's making p*rn movies in a van that drives all round the city?

https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/dmitri.jpg

[Jul 16, 2018] Does anyone else see how appropriate it is that a nation of yahoos gets their 'news', ahem, misinformation, from from a source so aptly named?

Jul 16, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Watt4Bob , July 16, 2018 at 7:39 am

investigative journalist Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News.

Does anyone else see how appropriate it is that a nation of yahoos should get their 'news' , ahem, misinformation, from from a source so aptly named?

The truth is hiding in plain sight, we're being led by the nose, to God knows where, apparently around in circles, all so a few insanely rich a**holes can become more insanely rich.

I don't know about you, but I was a lot happier back when I could blame all our problems on the republicans.

This free-for-all, bat-sh*t crazy propaganda surge, if nothing else, has made plain what our betters think of us.

Investigative journalism courtesy of Yahoo News, what will they think of next, intelligence services working tirelessly to keep America safe in a dangerous world?

[Jul 15, 2018] Effect of the US TV on a parrot

Jun 15, 2018 | www.unz.com

anonymous [739] Disclaimer , June 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm GMT

Can't believe any sane American thinks Russians – including beautiful Russian tennis players are more of a threat to us in 2018 then say M13 Gang banger invaders, Chicago Black street gangs, Afghan and Pakistani child rapists or just the sub Saharan Black African mobs with their machetes.

We commissioned some Farstar cartoons on this theme – seems pretty basic to me, but the J media mafia simply goes on and on – there is supposedly a Russian spy behind every bush, some Russians posted anti Hillary posts on Facebook – oh the horror!

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=wYcqmOzk&id=3B43263DD48F82D1FEC205044FBE66DCDA30A42F&thid=OIP.wYcqmOzkZCrNMrWlfuDUigHaJu&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.occidentaldissent.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2017%2f06%2frussians-out.jpg&exph=1280&expw=974&q=occidental+dissent+farstar&simid=607993335092480560

[Jul 13, 2018] Hardcore Hitler on Hitler in Helsinki by CJ Hopkins

Jul 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

Here it comes, the moment we've been waiting for, when Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki to officially launch the Destruction of Democracy, and very possibly the Apocalypse itself. That's right, folks, once again, it appears we're looking at the end of everything, because according to the corporate media, on July 16, 2018, Trump is probably going to disband NATO so that Putin can invade the Baltic states, then Germany, then the rest of Europe, and then presumably order an all-out thermonuclear strike on the United States, which will pretty much end civilization as we know it. Or perhaps the plan is to do away with NATO, withdraw all American troops from Poland , let Putin rape and pillage Western Europe, and then have North Korea nuke both coasts of the US mainland (and Canada, of course) so that a Putin-Nazified Middle Amerika will have carte blanche to exterminate the Mexicans and make women wear those "Handmaid" costumes, or some other ridiculously paranoid scenario, possibly involving Susan Sarandon as some kind of Putin-Nazi triple agent.

Tragically, the global neoliberal establishment is completely powerless to stop Trump and Putin from carrying out this evil scheme (whatever it turns out to be in the end), because even the US Intelligence Community has to obey the law, after all, and not do anything sneaky, or unethical, not even with the fate of democracy at stake. No, unlike the Russians, who go around blatantly poisoning people with novichok oatmeal more or less whenever they like, the global capitalist ruling classes' hands are tied by their own integrity. All they can do is watch in horror as these two Hitlerian megalomaniacs destroy their entire global empire and establish a thousand-year Putin-Nazi Reich.

Thank God at least the corporate media are raising their collective voices in protest. In a recent piece in The Washington Post , Max Bergmann of the Center for American Progress warns that "this is a summit about appeasement, and we should be terrified that Trump is going to sell out America and its allies." According to Bergmann, Trump might "accidentally" share state secrets with Putin, or promise to reduce support for our freedom-loving Ukrainian Nazis , or stop trying to overthrow the Syrian government so that Syria, with the help of Russia and Iran, can launch a sneak attack on Israel and drive "the Jews" into the sea. Worse still, Bergmann speculates, he might make "secret agreements" with Putin without telling the editors of The Washington Post , which God help us all if that ever happened.

Not to be out-apocalypsed by The Post , Roger Cohen of The New York Times published a full-blown dystopian vision wherein Trump, Putin, Marine Le Pen, the AfD, and a variety of other globalist-hating Hitler-alikes form "the Alliance of Authoritarian and Reactionary States" (the "AARS"), disband the European Union and NATO, impose international martial law, and start ethnically cleansing the West of immigrants. Matteo Salvini and Horst Seehofer, decked out in full Putin-Nazi regalia, personally supervise the genocidal purges, which frightened Europeans come to support after Putin's irresistible "fake news" bots brainwash them into believing that a little Russian girl named "Tatiana" has been abducted by Moroccan migrants off a beach along the Costa del Sol.

And as if that wasn't horrifying enough to whip folks up into a mindless frenzy, The New York Times (which, let's remember, is an extremely distinguished and respected newspaper, and not at all a cheap propaganda rag) produced this charming little animated film depicting Putin and Trump as well, a couple of tongue-sucking, titty-pinching homos. I found this kind of weird at first, as I had thought such ugly anti-gay sentiment had disappeared from liberal society, but apparently it's fine in Resistance circles to stigmatize your enemies as butt-humping queers in order to render them more repulsive in the eyes of your sophisticated, liberal audience. I did a little research, and it appears this "Hitler on Hitler" porno The Times produced is just the latest in a rather long line of Trump on Putin "homo" jokes , which are perfectly harmless when told by liberals, but when told by conservatives are homophobic hate crimes.

[Jul 11, 2018] Senator McConnell always conjures the image and mannerisms of Colonel Sanders (ala Kentucky Fried Chicken)

Jul 11, 2018 | www.unz.com

Incitatus , June 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm GMT

@Sam Shama

Sam,

'Senator McConnell' always conjures the image and mannerisms of Colonel Sanders (ala Kentucky Fried Chicken). White planter suit, broad-brimmed hat, weak-chin goatee and unconvincing sales pitch.

Then again, beardless Mitch looks more like Toby Turtle, and what he delivers is rarely worth a bucket of greasy chicken.

[Jul 08, 2018] Local Republican Voter Realizes Sharia Law Sounds A Lot Like GOP Platform

Notable quotes:
"... I did a quick google search and examined several sources, and I have to admit that what I read about Sharia law sounded an awful lot like some of the things Vice President Mike Pence or Ted Cruz believe." ..."
Jun 27, 2017 | halfwaypost.com
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Little Rock, AR --

Today at approximately 1:15pm, local Republican Voter Floyd Williams looked up Sharia law on a lunch break Google search and came to the startling realization that it actually seemed a lot like the Republican Party's political platform.

"Well, I had just finished my tuna sandwich and I was letting my mind wander a bit when it suddenly hit me that for all my fears of Muslims installing Sharia law in America, I didn't actually know the first thing about what Sharia law was or what it dictated," said Williams, in a phone interview with The Halfway Post this evening.

"So I did a quick google search and examined several sources, and I have to admit that what I read about Sharia law sounded an awful lot like some of the things Vice President Mike Pence or Ted Cruz believe."

When Williams got home from work he did a little more research, but the renewed study only intensified his worry that, by voting Republican for the last twenty years, he may have been already and unwittingly voting for Sharia law.

"From the GOP's religious-based opposition to ... , atheists holding public office, ..., the separation of church and state, taxing churches and faith organizations, and so on, it just seemed like Sharia Law might have already been installed here in my beloved Arkansas right under my nose," he said.

Williams shared his startling discovery with his wife, and though his wife Anne was skeptical at first, she too was quickly troubled by the Republican Party's seeming theocratic approach to political issues. She even came up with some Sharia-esque Republican policies that Floyd hadn't considered.

"My wife is as sharp as a tack," said Floyd, followed by a long list of more suspicious GOP ideas that his wife had added to his growing list. "The GOP is also against equal pay for women many Republicans in our state legislatures want women to be forced to birth babies after being raped or even if the pregnancy threatens their lives the Republican men in this town at least are all really fond of purity balls and pretending they own the keys to their daughters' virginities

Our other Republican friends are convinced we shouldn't worry about climate change because God will solve it if it's really a problem Republicans support Israel regardless of humanity crimes against Palestine over orthodox, apocalyptic hopes that Jesus will come back and all nonbelievers will burn in Hell I mean the list of Sharia-sounding Republican issues just goes on and on!"

Asked if he still considered himself a Republican after his existential epiphany, Williams was unsure.

"Honestly, I don't know what I am anymore," he said. "But I'll tell you what, I'm gonna start pointing this stuff out to my friends because I feel like all of us have been duped!"

[Jul 08, 2018] hannity2008 vs hannity2018

Jul 08, 2018 | www.reddit.com

For anyone who wants more of the quotes:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/14/blog-posting/hannitys-double-standard-north-korea-trump-and-oba/

2008:

"One of the most disturbing displays of Obama's lack of foreign policy expertise came during last year's YouTube debate," Hannity said Oct. 26, 2008. "The junior senator from Illinois gave what many called a naive answer for a question from the audience about whether he would meet with the leaders of Syria, Venezuela, Cuba or North Korea without preconditions."

2018:

"A huge foreign policy win for President Trump," Hannity said March 8. "Little Rocket Man blinks. Now, the president's tough rhetoric, his bold action, his severe sanctions, they appear to be working tonight. President Trump is accepting an invitation to meet with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un by May...

[Jul 06, 2018] Pathological liars and a diplomacy lesson from a school principal

Notable quotes:
"... Instead she suggested pointing out that "Little Donald tends to draw the line between Fact and Fantasy in a Different Place that you and I might." ..."
Jul 06, 2018 | www.nytimes.com

Upwising

Empire of Debt and Illusions July 1

As a teacher I once had a 4th grader who was an inveterate liar. One could never believe a word that came out of his mouth yet the Principal, ever the Diplomat and Mistress of Understatement, counseled against referring to the child as a Pathological Liar during parent conferences (even though it was true, she agreed).

Instead she suggested pointing out that "Little Donald tends to draw the line between Fact and Fantasy in a Different Place that you and I might."

[Jul 06, 2018] Trump is no Catherine the Great so even Potemkin villages are too much for his clueless favorites

Jul 06, 2018 | www.nytimes.com

.Jim Houghton July 1

"Beyond repair"? Come on, Paul -- Trump is a disaster, a horrible mistake and a reminder that elections matter. But he's really pretty incompetent and weak. He's like a small, very clumsy bull in a china shop. Once he's chased out, the place will get swept out, things put back on the shelves and new stock purchased.

[Jul 05, 2018] Facebook Algorithm Flags The Declaration Of Independence As Hate Speech

Why not cut it straight to "Thought Crime"?
Jul 05, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

"Only you can see this post because it goes against our standards on hate speech ..."

To give you an idea of the kind of automation in play and what words and ideas are being identified as running contrary to the principles of media aggregators and distributors, consider that Facebook recently banned America's founding document from being posted.

Since June 24, the Liberty County Vindicator of Liberty County, Texas, has been sharing daily excerpts from the declaration in the run up to July Fourth. The idea was to encourage historical literacy among the Vindicator 's readers.

The first nine such posts of the project went up without incident.

"But part 10," writes Vindicator managing editor Casey Stinnett, "did not appear. Instead, The Vindicator received a notice from Facebook saying that the post 'goes against our standards on hate speech.'"

The post in question contained paragraphs 27 through 31 of the Declaration of Independence, the grievance section of the document wherein the put-upon colonists detail all the irreconcilable differences they have with King George III.

Stinnett says that he cannot be sure which exact grievance ran afoul of Facebook's policy, but he assumes that it's paragraph 31, which excoriates the King for inciting "domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages."

The removal of the post was an automated action, and Stinnett sent a "feedback message" to Facebook with the hopes of reaching a human being who could then exempt the Declaration of Independence from its hate speech restrictions.

Source: Reason.com


inosent -> Croesus Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

This is likely the 'offending' text: "the merciless Indian savages , whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."

The truth is hate. I think everybody knows that by now.

Cardinal Fang -> NoDebt Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

'I'm So Postmodern'

https://youtu.be/i_l5MJDssGE

Giant Meteor -> NoDebt Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:47 Permalink

Thanks, here is some additional reading material ..

The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism- The roots of the current campus madness

"In a 1946 essay in the London Tribune entitled "In Front of Your Nose," George Orwell noted that "we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield."

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-unfortunate-fallout-of-c

Everybodys All -> FireBrander Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

Anyone with a working brain cell can tell you that Facebook has been anti Bill of Rights from the very beginning. They are actively collecting information on everyone for the government. How does that coincide with free people living in a free country? It doesn't. Throw Facebook on the ash heap of history now.

CJgipper Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:24 Permalink

Correction: "Over the last couple of years major social media, news and video platforms have been actively engaged in the censorship of what they believe to be [[fake news and information]] the truth ."

[Jun 24, 2018] This very convenient enemy Vladimir Putin; if he does not exits, he should be invented

Notable quotes:
"... Thank God for the US ruling class. Less acute, less imaginative ruling classes might be tricked by the fact that Russia spends but a tiny fraction of its GDP on "defence" compared to the US/NATO. ..."
"... Who wants to go to an Ivy League college for years & years, only to end up "fighting" a complete grot like Osama ? He was just so -- well, ugly ! ..."
"... So, the Putin/Nazi enemy is just scads better. Putin is a living "Hannibal's at the gates" enemy (And let's face it: even your most blinkered six-pack flag waver was having trouble getting his head around new aircraft carriers, new submarines, new F35′s & new nuclear missiles to defend against the whole motley terrorist thing). ..."
Jun 24, 2018 | www.unz.com

animalogic , June 24, 2018 at 8:44 am GMT

I thank the author for his timely apology. At this critical juncture we must be wise to these Slavic wiles.

Thank God for the US ruling class. Less acute, less imaginative ruling classes might be tricked by the fact that Russia spends but a tiny fraction of its GDP on "defence" compared to the US/NATO.

No, Russia/Putin's guile is at the level of 3D chess. Everyone knows that behind such obvious inadequacy lies a Cujo- like bear, taunt, ready to spring at an instinctively guileless US . And, let's be honest here, the US deserves a better enemy than a bunch of shabby "terrorists". There's something just so common about these ". "terrorists". Who wants to go to an Ivy League college for years & years, only to end up "fighting" a complete grot like Osama ? He was just so -- well, ugly !

Can you imagine Ellen doing an interview with him ? No !

So, the Putin/Nazi enemy is just scads better. Putin is a living "Hannibal's at the gates" enemy (And let's face it: even your most blinkered six-pack flag waver was having trouble getting his head around new aircraft carriers, new submarines, new F35′s & new nuclear missiles to defend against the whole motley terrorist thing).

Only trouble is all this does tend to cast aspersions on such a great German/American as Mr Hitler, who, 70 years ago did such sterling work combating the Russia/communist Evil .

[Jun 21, 2018] Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball around a field for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win

Jun 21, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

PlutoniumKun , , June 21, 2018 at 4:17 am

As Gary Lineker said:

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball around a field for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.

I leave it to others to think of the applicable metaphors .

sixpacksongs , , June 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

As one hard-partying Mexican supporter told a reporter after that match, "The Germans never win in Moscow!"

[Jun 21, 2018] The obsesstion of the British establishment's paranoia about Russia might be explained that the British soccer team no longer has Sergey Skripal as the main asset

Jun 21, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Looney -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

the obsessive quality of the British establishment's paranoia about Russia. That's probably because at the World Cup, the England soccer team is very weak without its main asset, Sergey Skripal. ;-)

Buckaroo Banzai -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

Can't wait until Trump invades the UK, deposes the royal family for treason, kicks out the pakistani filth, dissolves parliament, seizes the City of London, and restores the Stuarts to the throne.

Ghost of PartysOver -> JustPrintMoreDuh Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:00 Permalink

Russiaphobes going bonkers. To damn funny. BTW Russian interference in US elections has been internet postings only. What does that say about our country's intelligence when some social media post sends the Snow Flakes into a tizzy. What does that say about our future?

[Jun 20, 2018] Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalypse by C.J. Hopkins

Jun 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of waiting for the Hitlerian nightmare that the corporate media promised us was coming back in 2016. Frankly, I'm beginning to suspect that all their apocalyptic pronouncements were just parts of some elaborate cocktease. I mean, here we are, a year and half into the reign of the Trumpian Reich, and, well, where are all the concentration camps, the SS units with their death's head insignia, the Riefenstahlian parades and rallies? Trump hasn't even banned the Democratic Party, or annexed Canada, or invaded Mexico, or made anybody wear color-coded armbands. If he doesn't start Hitlering relatively soon, the oracles of the corporate media are going to have some serious explaining to do.

I don't think I'm overreacting. After all, back in 2016, The Guardian promised us an " Age of Darkness ," and the end of "civilized order" as we know it. " Globalization is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed ," one of its more hysterical pundits proclaimed. " Donald Trump is actually a fascist ," Michael Kinsley assured us in The Washington Post . Charles Blow of The New York Times warned that Trump's election was "the beginning of the end," the descent of the republic into " racial Orwellianism ," whatever that's supposed to mean. Thomas Friedman called it " a moral 911 ." Paul Krugman predicted nothing short of " a global recession with no end in sight ." Jonathan Chait, after heroically vowing not to flee the country with his terrified family, but to stay and fight to the bitter end, guaranteed us that the "monster," Trump, would " shake the republic to its foundations ."

Perhaps my seismometer is on the fritz, but I haven't detected much foundation shaking. Yes, Trump repulses me, personally. I do not like the man. I never have. I was based in New York for fifteen years, in the 1990s and early 2000s, before he became a game show host, when he was still just a shady real estate mogul with alleged ties to organized crime who occasionally appeared on Wrestlemania and just generally went about the city making a narcissistic ass of himself and plastering his gold-plated name onto everything. So I have no illusions about his character the man is an inveterate snake oil salesman with the moral compass of a Tijuana pimp. All I'm saying is, we were promised Hitler, or Mussolini at the very least, and it seems like all we're getting so far is just regular old narcissistic Donald Trump.

Of course, he could just be laying low and holding back on the Hitler stuff as part of the evil master plan personally developed by Vladimir Putin to systematically brainwash Americans (with state-of-the-art mind-control Facebook ads) into embracing all-out National Socialism and marching through the streets in full Nazi regalia singing Amerika Über Alles at which point Trump will rip off his mask, reveal his true Hitlerian face, Steve Bannon will suddenly reappear in the turret of an M1 Abrams tank at the head of a division of rebel infantry flying giant Confederate flags as they hideously rumble down Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Putin-Nazi Holocaust will begin.

Or maybe the extremely serious, Pulitzer Prize-winning political pundit David Leonhardt is onto something. In a prominent op-ed in The New York Times , he wonders if Putin's "secret plan" is for Trump to destroy "the Atlantic alliance" by arriving late for the G7 meeting and "picking fights over artificial issues," not to mention insulting the Canadian prime minister, which, it doesn't get much more hair-raising than that. OK, I know you're probably thinking that sounds like the hopelessly paranoid jabber of some conspiracy theorist nut on YouTube, but we're talking The New York Times here, folks, and a bona fide "respectable pundit" who wrote a whole 15,000-word ebook and has been interviewed by Stephen Colbert, among his many other distinguished accomplishments.

Examined in the context of other blatantly loony theories the corporate media are currently attempting to ram down our throats, Leonhardt's theory kind of makes sense. The Guardian , another very serious newspaper, in addition to covering the repercussions of its coverage of Corbyn's Nazi Death Cult , is hot on the trail of the soon-to-be-infamous Putin-Banks-Brexit Connection . According to "documents seen by The Observer ," a Guardian sister publication, Arron Banks, a "Brexit bankroller," allegedly had brunch with the Russian ambassador three times , instead of just once, as he had claimed. He was also allegedly offered a piece of some shady gold deal in exchange for the number of someone on Trump transition team, which for some reason it was otherwise impossible to obtain. Or whatever. It doesn't really matter what happened. The point is, Putin orchestrated the Brexit, presumably as part of his secret plan to destabilize the Atlantic alliance, and then blackmailed Trump into running for president with that "pee-tape" the Democrats paid a former British spook to allege exists .

Paul Krugman of The New York Times concurs. In his latest extremely serious piece of totally respectable grown-up opinionating , he once again calls Trump "a quisling" (he's developed a fondness for this term, which goes over well with New York Times readers) and reiterates that Trump is "a de facto foreign agent" and that "America as we know it is finished." Tragically, according to Krugman, the FBI, CIA, and other Guardians of Western Democracy are utterly powerless to deal with this quisling, and his evil puppet master, Putin, because it turns out the entire Republican Party is "hopelessly, irredeemably corrupt." Yes, it appears the only chance we have to save the world from Trumpzilla, and imminent Putin-Nazi Holocaust, is to elect a buttload of Democrats to office, and eventually an Obama-like Democratic President, so they can launch an all-out thermonuclear war against Russia and North Korea that'll teach these Putin-Nazis to screw around with our trade agreements!

Oh, and also, we need to cancel the Brexit, and do away with all these "populist" movements that Putin has fomented all over Europe. For example, according to billionaire George Soros , the refugee-hating League in Italy is likely another Putin-backed front, part of his scheme to "dominate the West." One can only assume that the AfD, the FPÖ, Rassemblement National, and every other extreme-Right party exploiting people's rage and fear in Europe are parts of Putin's grand conspiracy (except, of course, for the Ukrainian Nazis the Western alliance put into power ). Soros, like billionaire Bruce Wayne before him, tired of waiting for the West to strike back, is taking matters into his own hands. Not only has he been tirelessly laboring to prevent Donald Trump from " destroying the world ," now he's financing "Best for Britain," a campaign to de-brainwash the British people, who, obviously, only voted for Brexit because they'd been brainwashed by the Putin-Nazis.

I could go on and on with this. Have you heard the the one about the Putin-Nazis conspiring with the NRA ? How about the one where Emmanuel Macron, in order to protect the French from "fake news," and division-sowing Putin-Nazi memes, wants the authority to censor the Internet ? Or have you read the column in which David Brooks, without a detectable trace of irony , laments the passing of international relationships "based on friendship, shared values, loyalty, and affection" seriously, he used the word "affection" in reference to the Western alliance, one of the most ruthless, mass-murdering empires in the history of ruthless, mass-murdering empires ? Oh,yeah, and I almost forgot MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is reporting that the North Korea summit was also orchestrated by Putin !

I'm not sure how much more bizarre things can get. This level of bull goose loony paranoia, media-generated mass hysteria, and mindless conformity would be hysterically funny if it weren't so fucking horrifying in terms of what it says about millions of Westerners, who are apparently prepared to believe almost anything the authorities tell them, no matter how nuts. That famous Voltaire quote comes to mind "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities," he wrote. Another, more disturbing way of looking at it is, people willing to believe absurdities, to switch off their critical thinking faculties in order to conform to an official narrative as blatantly ridiculous as the Putin-Nazi narrative, are people who have already surrendered their autonomy, who have traded it for the comfort of the herd. Such people cannot be reasoned with, because there isn't really anyone in there. There is only whatever mindless jabber got injected into their brain that day, the dutiful repetition of which guarantees they remain a "normal" person (who believes what other normal persons believe), and not some sort of "radical" or "extremist."

These people are the people who worry me these "normal" people who, completely calmly, as if what they are saying wasn't batshit crazy, explain how Trump is just like Hitler, and how Putin is trying to take over the world. I sit there and listen and smile at these people, some of whom are friends and colleagues, people who I genuinely like, and who genuinely like me in return, but who, under the right set of circumstances, would stand by and watch me marched into prison, or worse, and not utter a word in protest.

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 .

[Jun 20, 2018] The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell

Notable quotes:
"... I subscribed to the NYT for a number of years. After the recent campaign and the current treatment of our President, Donald Trump, I quit. I am stunned at how these old media properties are being purchased and used for political activism on behalf of their owners and advertisers. ..."
"... The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell.. ..."
Jun 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

Anon7 , June 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm GMT

@Flip

I subscribed to the NYT for a number of years. After the recent campaign and the current treatment of our President, Donald Trump, I quit. I am stunned at how these old media properties are being purchased and used for political activism on behalf of their owners and advertisers.

The Gray Lady is an old SJW tranny, as far as I can tell..

[Jun 19, 2018] Study Confirms Most Psychopaths Live in Washington DC by Joe Jarvis

Jun 19, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

by Joe Jarvis via The Daily Bell

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it's an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, "The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere."

Surprised? I didn't think so. But still, fun to get some scientific confirmation.

Psychos are drawn to power . It is not just that power corrupts, it is that already corrupt people seek power . Government is the best industry to be in for someone with no morals.

The study is called Psychopathy By State , conducted by Ryan Murphy . He surveyed samples from the lower 48 states and Washington D.C. to find the prevalence of personality traits which correspond to psychopathy.

The personality traits generally corresponding to psychopathy are low neuroticism, high extraversion, low agreeableness, and low conscientiousness.

Of course, D.C. came in first by far. But as he notes, that this is not exactly a fair comparison, as it is a city being compared to entire states. The study finds that urban areas, in general, correspond to more psychopathic personality traits.

Another interesting finding is that a higher concentration of lawyers predicts higher psychopathy prevalence. I kid you not.

So removing D.C. can you guess which states come in the top three? I bet you can.

  1. Connecticut
  2. California
  3. New Jersey

New York ties for the fourth highest concentration of psychopaths among U.S. states. Interestingly, it ties with Wyoming which I would not have expected. But the author notes there was a relatively small sample surveyed from Wyoming.

The least psychopathic states are :

  1. West Virginia
  2. Vermont
  3. Tennessee
  4. North Carolina
  5. New Mexico

And it should not be surprising that the main correlation was that state with the lowest percentage of people living in urban areas also had the lowest concentration of psychopaths.

Perhaps psychopaths need to be around more victims, or constantly switch out their friends and acquaintances as they become wise to their antisocial behaviors. Note that antisocial does not mean loner, it means lacking empathy, remorse, and behaving in a manipulative way that hurts others .

It is possible that psychopaths are more easily recognized and ostracized in smaller communities and rural settings. Since humans could speak, gossip has been a regulator of social behavior . This has its benefits and detriments of course.

But to be clear, the paper is not so much identifying where all the psychopaths live, as much as identifying general population traits which correspond to psychopathy.

This certainly leads to a higher frequency of psychiatrically identifiable true psychopaths. But it also means that a large percentage of the population behaves in a somewhat psychopathic manner.

While a very small percentage of individuals in any given state may actually be true psychopaths, the level of psychopathy present, on average, within an aggregate population (i.e., not simply the low percentages of psychopaths) is a distinct research question. While empirical operationalizations of psychopathy frequently treat it as a binary categorization, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (Hare 1991) treats it as a spectrum. The operationalization of psychopathy found here is consistent with psychopathy as thought of as a spectrum.

The study concludes:

Areas of the United States that are measured to be most psychopathic are those in the Northeast and other similarly populated regions. The least psychopathic are predominantly rural areas. The District of Columbia is measured to be far more psychopathic than any individual state in the country, a fact that can be readily explained either by its very high population density or by the type of person who may be drawn [to] a literal seat of power (as in Murphy 2016).

Hailing originally from Massachusetts, I can attest to the highest corresponding personality trait being "Temperamental & Uninhibited." Where did you think the term Masshole came from.

If you aren't a psychopath when you enter the state, you soon become one from the traffic alone. And I wonder if just being in such close proximity to people makes it a necessary adaptation to care a little less about how your actions affect others.

There are just too many variables, so you become numb to the plight of others, and just need to get the hell out of this traffic jam before I go insane!

But if you feel held captive among psychopaths, maybe it is time to start on your two-year plan to free yourself.

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[Jun 17, 2018] Impatient Raytheon Declares War On North Korea

Jun 15, 2018 | www.theonion.com

WALTHAM, MA -- Saying that if the U.S. government would not act it was time to take matters into their own hands, defense contractor Raytheon declared war on North Korea, sources confirmed Friday. "Look, the American government has made it abundantly clear with their massive payments and subsidies to the private defense sector that they want to scale up military action on the Korean peninsula, but if they're going to putter around with peace summits, then it's clearly up to Raytheon to lead the charge," said Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy as platoons of Raytheon employees boarded company aircraft armed with its AGM-65 Maverick and High Speed Anti-Radiation missiles, noting that fleets of Raytheon ships carrying private security forces were already speeding across the Pacific toward the North Korean theater.

"For too long, we have put off what would be an excellent use of our armaments. We can only stockpile weapons for so much time before we have to use them, and frankly, we're tired of the empty promises from multiple presidential administrations that we're going to get to unleash our full arsenal on North Korea. If the government can't even declare a simple war, it's clearly time for the private sector to step in. Let's get this show on the goddamn road."

At press time, Raytheon allies Booz Allen Hamilton, Halliburton, and the United Kingdom had announced that they would be sending weapons and ground troops to support Raytheon's invasion of North Korea.

[Jun 17, 2018] The last Covfefe

Jun 17, 2018 | minds.com

Centrists Are Very Concerned That Donald Fucking Trump Isn't Hawkish Enough – Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone managed to beat Onion with this title

[Jun 15, 2018] Creationists and George W Bush: Bush junior is the best argument against intelligent design

Jun 15, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN ,

There are many other clear traces of evolution (constantly developing antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria being one of the most obvious), but the funniest argument for evolution I know is this: "Bush junior is the best argument against intelligent design: nobody intelligent would ever design that".

[Jun 15, 2018] The future is bright for Neoliberal Democrats.

Jun 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

FredGSanford. Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:22 Permalink

The democrats have a large stable of brilliant and formidable possible candidates any of which could lead the party to greatness

Hillary Clinton, Slick Willie, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Mark Zuckerburg, Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, Robert DeNiro, Oprah, Michelle Hussein Obama, Elizabeth ( Pococahontas)Warren , Madonna, Cher, Bernie Sanders.

All the CNN and MSNBC personalities, Chris Matthews, Bruce Jenner, Colin Kapernic, Gov Jerry moonbeam Brown, and that's just to name a few.

There is an abundance of talent , not to mention character and honesty. The future is bright for [neo]Liberal Democrats.

[Jun 15, 2018] I'm ready

Jun 15, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

vulcanraven Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:28 Permalink

"Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support ...."

We have already SEEN these texts, when the fuck is something actually going to be DONE about it? Or is the 2A the only answer to that question?

secretargentman -> vulcanraven Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:30 Permalink

I'm ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7MoXPxA5LM

[Jun 15, 2018] It says it's "reliable" several times, so I guess it must be

Notable quotes:
"... But Lexus and Vovan – they strike again!! – get the OSCE Secretary General to admit it's Kiev that blocking it – more seeing what's in plain sight. ..."
Jun 15, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

TODAY'S LAUGH. (But not actually very funny). "Today the Atlantic Council launched DisinfoPortal.org , an interactive online guide to track the Kremlin's disinformation campaigns abroad". It says it's "reliable" several times, so I guess it must be.

SIGNS OF CHANGE? Bulgarian PM suggests returning to Turkstream . EU official says "Russia-bashing" must stop .

New Italian government wants Russia sanctions ended and Russia into G(7±1) . Trump wants Russia into it too . Nonetheless the G(7-1) communique continues to condemn Russia for its " failure to demonstrate complete implementation of its commitments in the Minsk Agreements ." (I actually asked the Canadian Minister to tell me what the "commitments" were – the word "Russia" doesn't even appear in the agreement – but got no answer.)

But Lexus and Vovan – they strike again!! – get the OSCE Secretary General to admit it's Kiev that blocking it – more seeing what's in plain sight.

[Jun 14, 2018] Yeeeeah right.

Jun 14, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

AsEasyAsPi Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

Yeeeeah right.

[Jun 13, 2018] The military mind (editorial comment)

Jun 13, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

nightsticker -> Pat Lang , 2 hours ago

Col Lang,

Famous story in the FBI. Young Special Agent selected to drive Mr Hoover from the office to the airport. As the SA opens the door for the Director he overhears a fragment of the Director and SAC's farewell conversation...

".............I am very angry about too many Left turns in this country".

Later in the day, "standing tall" in front of the SAC's desk he explains why a normal 45 minute drive turned into a 3 hour fiasco. Not wishing to anger the Director any further he explained, he plotted a course to the airport which involved only "Right" turns.

[Jun 13, 2018] The trial was postponed because the defendant planed to show up to his own trial

I can't believe in the USA the prosecutor is asking the judge not to let the defendant see the evidence against them .
Jun 13, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

From comments: "Mueller's face looks like he is out on a limb and badly needs to take a restroom break."


are we there yet -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

The trial was postponed because the defendant planed to show up to his own trial. That just sounds wrong.

ebear -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:12 Permalink

"In this case it's a euphemism for sleaze."

Oh it's way more than that. That is the kind of language Oliver Wendell Holmes would have used back in the day. It also brings to mind Samuel Clemens. This is a very sharp team indeed.

Ristretto X4 -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

*Definition of pettifogger. 1 : a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded, or disreputable : shyster. 2 : one given to quibbling over trifles.

So, pretty much every bar member?

OverTheHedge -> apocalypticbrother Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:48 Permalink

To quote the immortal Derek and Clive:

"Laugh? I nearly shat!"

...and that is all the comment necessary on tnis.

The Man from Uncle -> y3maxx Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:59 Permalink

Mule-er basically drew to an inside straight, and got busted. The Russkies called his bluff, and his hand is 7-8-10-Jack-four. Sorry, Ereberto, no nine, just a "nein." Discovery is a bitch! I suspect that further developments are going to be highly entertaining. Judge: "can we see your evidence of wrongdoing." Mule-er: "That's highly classified."

IOW, "We got nuthin'."

platyops -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:55 Permalink

In its earliest English uses, "pettifogger" was two separate words: "pettie fogger." "Pettie" was a variant spelling of "petty," a reasonable inclusion in a word for someone who is disreputable and small-minded.

That is Meuller!

Keep Stacking

Versengetorix -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

Actually this is the third time a Federal Judge has used the term against the Mueller team. It's accurate and it is beginning to stick.

ironmace -> stacking12321 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

pettifog:

  1. to bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.
  2. to carry on a petty, shifty, or unethical law business.
  3. to practice chicanery of any sort.

I had to look it up.

archaic: to practice legal deception.

good word.

Gaius Frakkin' -> Zip_the_Zap Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

Maybe if Mueller resigned and spent some time away from DC to travel the country he'd realize the division in America is real and not a Russian ploy.

He's either incompetent for not knowing or a complete shill for pushing a narrative he knows is false. Pick one.

nidaar -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

"After indicted Russians actually show up in court"

Puhahahaha

No one could see that comin' right Mueller?

Shift For Brains -> BarkingCat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:25 Permalink

Who would have believed decent Americans would ever applaud Russians kicking the shit out of federal law enforcement? Do I hear "The World Turned Upside Down" in the distance? Should Mueller change his name to Cornwallis?

aelfheld -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:37 Permalink

Why can't he be a complete, incompetent, shill?

i poop pink ic -> Gaius Frakkin' Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:52 Permalink

How about "corrupt" shill? Remember, Mueller headed the FBI before and after the 9/11 attacks. Did Mueller's FBI investigate? No; they covered up for 9/11 perpetrators. Thanks a lot Mueller.

I Am Jack's Ma -> Bastiat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

but what's the crime?

political speech? conspiring to engage in political speech?

clickbait ads on the internet?

Being Russian?

Being against Hillary Clinton?

I'm waiting for someone to explain what the alleged actual crime is - and why Mueller isn't prosecuting the 1st Amendment?

jin187 -> Bastiat Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

If I were the judge, I would refuse any motion Mueller makes to avoid releasing evidence, and if he doesn't do it within a matter of hours, his entire staff would be getting perp walked for contempt. Let Mueller manage his investigation from a prison cell, like some drug kingpin.

shortonoil -> jin187 Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:59 Permalink

The US government has already wasted $200 million on this stupid "pettifoggery". Some one, any one, put an end to this ridiculous dog and pony show. Mueller, and the Justice Dept. are now the laughing stock of the world. We need to save a little face, and have this SOB shot for the good of the nation. This Prick doesn't give two shits for the American people, or the nation that he is paid to serve.

The_Dude -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:14 Permalink

These guys were likely just pushing click-bait on Facebook. And since it is election season, it is easy for them to riff off the candidates.

Mueller giving it any legitimacy shows he is either out of touch with how the internet works or has his own special case of Trump derangement syndrome.

Rufus Temblor -> MoreFreedom Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:27 Permalink

If producing propaganda to change the outcome of an election is a crime, then the entire democrat party should be put in jail.

ChargingHandle -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:49 Permalink

Accuse others for which you are guilty is in the dnc handbook. The only illegal activity involved the DNC, team Hillary, and operatives in the FBI, CIA, DOJ, and the IRS.

Unknown User -> I Am Jack's Ma Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

Apparently Mueller has a novel legal theory that Russians are not protected under the 1st Amendment in US.

are we there yet -> gmrpeabody Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:19 Permalink

Mueller's face looks like he is out on a limb and badly needs to take a restroom break.

Rufus Temblor -> vato poco Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

This indictment is a total fujkin joke. In Mueller's world he can charge you with a crime but refuse to show the evidence. Proves that he has no interest in serving justice. His goals are to defame and bankrupt enemies of the deep swamp.

[Jun 13, 2018] Save on past CIA directors at Amazon.com. You can buy anyone in government

Notable quotes:
"... It's the truth. You can buy anyone in government, even the dead ones. ..."
Jun 13, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Originally from: Mueller Scrambles To Limit Evidence After Indicted Russians Actually Show Up In Court Zero Hedge


are we there yet -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

Kangaroo...Mueller...Kangaroo...
Kangaroo Mueller is a good nickname....surprised Trump has not used it.

Last of the Mi -> chunga Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

It's all fun and games until the defense show up with a shit ton of lawyers too.

Thin soup is what Mueller has. Thin soup. You would think that with the idea of being compared to Benedict Arnold, Him, Clapper, Comey, Clinton, Brennan and all the rest would take pause. Swamp doesn't even begin to describe those shitbags sucking up our free American air every day.

PS. A note of interest, when I was somehow accidentally using Googlet to look up past CIA directors, the first line was "Save on past CIA directors" at Amazon.com.

Shit, you have to fucking love America!

Shift For Brains -> Last of the Mi Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:31 Permalink

It's the truth. You can buy anyone in government, even the dead ones.

[Jun 12, 2018] The Trump doctrine: 'the more you screw them the better they like it'!

Jun 12, 2018 | www.unz.com

Trump knows his prostrate allies. He moralizes: 'the more you screw them the better they like it'!

That's the Trump doctrine. And its not only his personal views: the stock market loves it; the Silicon billionaires and the manufacturers are cashing in on protection at home and free markets overseas

[Jun 11, 2018] A fresh view on organized crime: "The government and us are cut from the same cloth." Sam Giancana, former Chicago crime boss

Jun 11, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

@31....Adelson, casino mogul. Once the abode of the Mafia. Now not much different than them. One in the same. "The government and us are cut from the same cloth." Sam Giancana, former Chicago crime boss.

Posted by: Jose Garcia | Jun 10, 2018 3:06:49 AM | 61

[Jun 11, 2018] Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

Jun 11, 2018 | www.moonofalabama.org

imo | Jun 11, 2018 9:53:39 AM | 25

"Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!" (ZH)

I think that was tried in 1939. Only caused a little WW2. Might just work this time round?

[Jun 10, 2018] The only theory that is missing in Melania illness coverage

Jun 10, 2018 | www.americanthinker.com

The only theory missing is that Mrs. Trump was secretly in Russia, meeting with Vladimir Putin, planning how to steal the 2018 midterm elections for Republicans.

[Jun 10, 2018] Ivanka Jared Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jun 10, 2018 | www.youtube.com

Third_Eye_of_The_Slav , 7 months ago

Ivanka's ability to give a speech and simultaneously say nothing is comparable to my ability to get an A on a paper that I bullshitted my way through completely

[Jun 10, 2018] Samantha Bee -- Ivanka Trump certainly is a feckless cnt

Jun 10, 2018 | www.youtube.com

Mike smith , 4 days ago

a little harsh, but dead on the money

[Jun 10, 2018] One reason to vote for Trump in 2020

Jun 10, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

Dickweed Wang -> FireBrander Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

Trump also showed up late to a gender-focused breakfast meeting , . . . I'll vote for Trump in 2020 just because of this

[Jun 06, 2018] Neoliberals? Never thought they can dominate the US government

Jun 06, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

BarkerT , 3 Jun 2018 17:51

I knew this government contained idiots, ne'er do wells, compulsive liars, misfits, childish imbeciles, ego maniacs, sociopaths, psychopaths, bigots, rorters, drunks, fascists, intransigents, ideologs, religious nutters, dullards, dunces, dickheads, shonks, spivs, lairs, carpetbaggers, rent seekers, lobbyists, conmen, urgers, scammers, ratbags and people unable to get work in any other field of endeavour....but Neoliberals?

Well, I never!

[Jun 03, 2018] "Arrested Development" as Allegory for US Political Institutions by Sam Husseini

Jun 01, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org

Stephen Walt‏, professor of international relations at Harvard, several years ago remarked that "Arrested Development" is both a "great show and a terrific description of U.S. political institutions."

Recent events involving the actors perhaps illustrate the limits of parody: A show about the people with no self awareness hardly precludes such behavior among at least the male real-life actors .

Indeed, while U.S. media seems increasingly drenched in satire, genuine improvement in the society seems tragically rare and slow. So, to the extent that the Bluth family is an allegory for twisted U.S. political institutions, perhaps a straightforward analysis would be of benefit. Walt didn't elaborate on his analogy, so I have endeavored to connect the characters to their appropriate institutions:

George represents the presidency. His very name is presidential. He's prone to criminal activity, but at times attempts to maintain plausible deniability by using his twin brother, Oscar.

Lucille is the nominal vice president, but, as is often the case in U.S. administrations, is the actual cold, calculating power behind the throne. In seeming contrast to the actress Jessica Walter depicting her, Lucille hatches insidious plots that she strong-arms the president and others to carry out, like buying land to build The Wall on the border with Mexico. She has an affinity for criminality on the high seas, perhaps stemming from the VP living at the Naval Observatory.

Buster literally joined the army. He does the dirty work. He's -- big stereotype here -- not too bright. He has an affinity for robotization, at times killing with drones and himself has a mechanical arm.

Tobias represents the NSA. While he's a never nude, he can use his cat-like agility to spy and move stealthily around a home. Or, after he says "I blue myself" -- is capable of surveilling on the go. His photography of his own body parts was seemingly mistaken as evidence of Iraqi WMDs.

Gob (or G.O.B) is the C.I.A., frequently dispatched by the president to execute covert ops. With his "illusions" is capable of cluelessly killing innocents. He teams up with the Buster army in the Sword of Destiny and the Tobias NSA in Gobias Industries. He's continuously trying to cover up his various shameful actions, including from himself, by popping Forget-Me-Nows. He's guilty of spawning blowback, such as giving the seal that bit off Buster's arm the taste for mammal blood.

Michael is the State Department. He gets sent to Iraq with Buster and Gob. He had often been seen as more sane, the adult in the room, but ultimately has been shown to be as twisted as the rest of the family -- foreshadowing the current unfortunate trajectory of the institution he represents.

Lindsay is the non-profit sector, perpetually putting on ridiculous fundraisers and staging particularly pointless protests -- all the while eager to sell out, intentionally or not.

George Michael is Silicon Valley and its connection to academia. While ostensibly pursuing an education, he focuses on projects like his anti-social software Faceblock.

Maeby of course is Hollywood -- she worked at a studio. While her parents Tobias and Lindsay are inept, she's a skilled con artist. But she does have incredible lapses, displaying incredible ignorance of basic religious knowledge and simple mathematics. She was last seen eyeing more money in Silicon Valley as part of her varied incestuous relationship with her cousin George Michael.

Ann Veal ("Egg") represents the politically organized right-wing mega churches: Opulent in their wealth, banal in their persona, shallow in their beliefs, hypocritical in their conduct -- yet with seemingly functioning family structures.

Lucille 2 : Is the donor class, perpetually funding and in bed with one Bluth or another.

[Jun 01, 2018] Google Abandons Pentagon's AI-Drone 'Project Maven' After Employee Revolt

Notable quotes:
"... Remember "don't be evil"? Neither do they. ..."
Jun 01, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

toady -> greenskeeper carl Fri, 06/01/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

Remember "don't be evil"? Neither do they.

SILVERGEDDON -> vato poco Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:46 Permalink

The whiney employees will become drone targets. The project will continue, for the good of the Peeples.

We have always been at war with Eurasia.

HRClinton -> Colonel Klinks Ghost Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

LOL, that's a convenient list of 4,000 revolting* people to be laid off soon.

* not to be confused with Deplorable people. ;-)

[May 30, 2018] Mohawked Rex Tillerson Warns US Democracy Threatened By Plutocratic Fascist Pigs Fucking Over The Working Man

May 30, 2018 | politics.theonion.com

WASHINGTON -- Challenging American citizens to band together, rise up, and break out of their "mind prisons," mohawked former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Thursday warned that U.S. democracy was being threatened by plutocratic fascist pigs fucking over the working man. "These totalitarian autocrats are coming to fuck you, man," said Tillerson, pausing briefly to strike a match off his teeth, light a hand-rolled cigarette, and mutter that the goddamn fat cats love seeing all us hamsters spin in our little wheels to power their trip.

"You all need to stop being fucking sheep and see the world for what it is, man. It's past fucking time we went out and dragged these corporatist parasites kicking and screaming through the streets -- and if anybody disagrees, I've got two middle fingers for them right here."

Tillerson responded to a follow-up question concerning his relationship with Donald Trump by saying "here's how I feel about that piece of shit," flipping over the lectern, and kicking Breitbart correspondent Charlie Spiering in the crotch.

[May 30, 2018] I want to know what the FBI is doing about all the guys with suspicious names playing hockey for the Washington Capitals

May 30, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

SWRichmond -> ebworthen Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:37 Permalink

I want to know what the FBI is doing about all the guys with suspicious names playing hockey for the Washington Capitals: Orlov, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Burakovsky...my God, man, they're playing for the CAPITALS in Washington DC!!

Holy fuck, do something! I heard a rumour that one of them was in a San Francisco bathhouse at the same time as Adam Schiff! Or was it sitting in the next booth at a McDonald's?

[May 26, 2018] The FBI Wasn't Spying On Trump, It Was "Benign Information Gathering"

May 26, 2018 | www.zerohedge.com

hedgeless_horseman Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

The FBI Wasn't Spying On Trump, It Was "Benign Information Gathering"

Vietnam wasn't a war, it was "a police action"

Our politicians and judges don't accept bribes, they "receive campaign contributions"

Waterboarding isn't torture, it is "enhanced interrogation"

Our Al-Qaeda fighters we arm and train in Syria aren't terrorists, they are "moderate rebels"

Affirmative action isn't racist, it is "embracing diversity"

Israeli soldiers aren't shooting unarmed protesters, they are "defending Israel from terrorist attacks"

Social Security isn't a Ponzi scheme, it is "old age survivors and disability insurance"

Abortion isn't killing an unborn baby, it is "a woman's choice"

Saudi Arabia isn't a barbaric kingdom, it is "the leader of the UN Human Rights Council"

Representative Kevin Brady isn't a prostitute for the banks, he is "a proven conservative"

Afghanistan isn't the longest war in American history, it is "Operation Enduring Freedom"

The NSA isn't violating the Fourth Amendment, it is "Defending our Nation. Securing the Future."

The National Firearms Act doesn't infringe on our right to bear arms, it is "a statutory excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of certain firearms"

Possessing nuclear weapons while sanctioning North Korea for the same is not hypocritical, it is "exceptional"

Seth Rich wasn't murdered for leaking Podesta's emails to Wikileaks, he was "fatally shot in a botched robbery"

And finally...

2+2 is not 4, "2+2 is 5"

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-07/second-zh-symposium-and-live-

[May 25, 2018] Democracy as a hologram generated by neoliberal state machine by C.J. Hopkins

Democracy s a hologram -- interesting concept ;-)
May 25, 2018 | www.unz.com

One of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of operating a global capitalist empire is maintaining the fiction that it doesn't exist. Virtually every action you take has to be carefully recontextualized or otherwise spun for public consumption. Every time you want to bomb or invade some country to further your interests, you have to mount a whole PR campaign. You can't even appoint a sadistic torture freak to run your own coup-fomenting agency, or shoot a few thousand unarmed people you've imprisoned in a de facto ghetto, without having to do a big song and dance about "defending democracy" and "democratic values."

Naked despotism is so much simpler, not to mention more emotionally gratifying. Ruling an empire as a godlike dictator means never having to say you're sorry. You can torture and kill anyone you want, and conquer and exploit whichever countries you want, without having to explain yourself to anyone. Also, you get to have your humongous likeness muraled onto the walls of buildings, make people swear allegiance to you, and all that other cool dictator stuff.

Global capitalists do not have this luxury. Generating the simulation of democracy that most Western consumers desperately need in order to be able to pretend to believe that they are not just smoothly-functioning cogs in the machinery of a murderous global empire managed by a class of obscenely wealthy and powerful international elites to whom their lives mean exactly nothing, although extremely expensive and time-consuming, is essential to maintaining their monopoly on power. Having conditioned most Westerners into believing they are "free," and not just glorified peasants with gadgets, the global capitalist ruling classes have no choice but to keep up this fiction. Without it, their empire would fall apart at the seams.

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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 .

[May 24, 2018] A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table

May 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

Skip Scott , May 21, 2018 at 7:15 am

Citizen One-

Great post. It reminded me of a joke I saw the other day:

"A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the Tea Partier and says, "look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."

[May 24, 2018] Humanism of neoliberalism

May 24, 2018 | www.fnlondon.com

"An audience with Ian Bremmer: 'Populism is going to get worse" [ Financial News ].

Bremer: "Humanity has given us absolutely no reason to believe that if we are heading into an environment where large numbers of people are economically expendable, we will do anything but treat them that way."

[May 24, 2018] And don't forget Stngr, Russia also hacked the Russian election for Putin to get in when really an small time farmer somewhere out in Siberia should have won

Putin really has supernatural abilities in hacking elections, kind of election-hacking God ;-)
May 24, 2018 | consortiumnews.com

Strngr - Tgthr , May 19, 2018 at 2:12 am

...1] Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta (100% certainty) 17 intelligence agencies Obama and Hillary said so. This will all become clear when we an finally bring Julian Assange to justice. (just wait)

2] Russia hacked Brexit:

Russian bid to influence Brexit vote detailed in new US Senate report
h**ps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/10/russian-influence-brexit-vote-detailed-us-senate-report

3] Russia hacked France:

U.S. increasingly convinced that Russia hacked French election
h**ps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-russia/u-s-increasingly-convinced-that-russia-hacked-french-election-sources-idUSKBN1852KO

4] Russia hacked Italy:

Russia Blamed For Italian Election Outcome
h**p://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/march/06/russia-blamed-for-italian-election-outcome/

5] Russia hacked Spain:

Spain sees Russian interference in Catalonia separatist vote
h**ps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-catalonia-russia/spain-sees-russian-interference-in-catalonia-separatist-vote-idUSKBN1DD20Y

6] Russia hacked Germany:

The impact of Russian interference on Germany's 2017 elections
h**ps://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/the-impact-of-russian-interference-on-germanys-2017-elections/

7] Russia hacked Holland:

RUSSIA HACKING DUTCH ELECTION A WARM-UP FOR GERMANY, FRANCE INTERFERENCE
h**ps://nltimes.nl/2017/03/10/russia-hacking-dutch-election-warm-germany-france-interference-report

8] Russia hacked Norway:

Russia Hacked Norway Like US? Cyberattack Similar To Trump Election In 2016
h**p://www.ibtimes.com/russia-hacked-norway-us-cyberattack-similar-trump-election-2016-2485956

9] Russia hacked Sweden:

Sweden PM 'can't rule out' Russian interference in Swedish elections
h**ps://www.thelocal.se/20170109/sweden-pm-cant-rule-out-russian-interference-in-swedish-elections

10] Russia hacked Scotland:

Russia meddled in Scottish independence referendum to aid SNP, claims security expert
h**ps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/754332/russia-spies-scotland-independence-referendum-aid-snp-claims-security-expert

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john wilson , May 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

And don't forget Stngr, Russia also hacked the Russian election for Putin to get in when really an small time farmer somewhere out in Siberia should have won.

David A Hart , May 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm

I blame Putin. For everything.

[May 22, 2018] There is an old saying that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, and a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. I guess a civil libertarian is a national security hawk that's been spied on.

May 22, 2018 | www.unz.com

TG , May 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm GMT

You know it's funny, all those 'conservatives' screaming that Edward Snowden is a traitor, that we should trust the US government to spy on us in secret because national security demands it, etc. Because only bad people have something to hide, right?

And now we begin to see exactly what it means when the central government can essentially spy on anyone for any reason not so wonderful after all, is it?

There is an old saying that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, and a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. I guess a civil libertarian is a national security hawk that's been spied on.