Saturday, November 10, 2018

Matching Signatures

I would like to make a point about the Republican ploy of using signatures that don't match to disqualify tens of thousands of Democratic votes.  I don't think this point has been made clearly enough:

Has anyone out there signed their name exactly the same twice?  I mean, literally ever. None of us is a machine, and our signatures vary in minor ways every time we sign them.  This Republican strategy is nothing but a ploy allowing them to reject any ballot they want.  The vast number of people who have their ballots rejected are never even notified about it, let alone given a chance to contest this action.  This is a massive Republican vote rigging scheme, and needs to be seen for what it is.  Instead, most people are just writing it off as sour grapes, when in fact, at least in Florida and Arizona, this behavior has a strong possibility of stealing a governor's seat and two Senators.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Enterprise In Action

Here are the headlines of two stories that ran on the same page in the Los Angeles Times today:

"Goldman Sachs Malaysia Scandal Expands"

"Goldman balks at handling Space X loan"

Carried right next to each other without a suggestion of irony.  Goldman Sachs would not invest $500 million in the company of perhaps America's greatest industrial innovator, but it was willing to invest $6.5 billion with a pack of Malaysian crooks.

And this is the most influential financial organization in the country.  There is a virtual revolving door between its corporate suites and high government positions.  Here is a partial list of Goldman alumni that work for Trump:

Stephen K. Bannon, chief strategist to the president and a former Goldman banker
Gary D. Cohn, director of the National Economic Council and Goldman Sachs president
Steven T. Mnuchin, Treasury secretary and Goldman partner
James Donovan, nominee for deputy Treasury secretary and Goldman partner
Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy and longtime Goldman executive

Well, I guess the company casting their lot with crooks isn't that surprising.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Donald Trump Appoints Monstrous New Attorney General

But of course, who would expect anything different...imagine an Attorney General whose contempt for the law makes the execrable Jeff Sessions look not so bad in retrospect.  Well, we've got him.
Wimp trying to look like a thug.

Trump has, in apparent open defiance of the law,* named one Matthew Whittaker to be our new "interim"  Attorney General.  Whittaker was a failed candidate for a county judgeship before he was snatched up by Trump, given an administrative role in the Justice Department, based apparently solely on his open opposition to the Mueller probe, and here he is, a year later, serving as Attorney General.  Here is some more information about him.

First, from an article at Daily Kos, which I most urgently suggest you read, some other information beyond the fact that he has attacked the Mueller investigation repeatedly:

"Whitaker was behind a secretive group that stepped in to protect members of the Trump campaign from allegations of meetings with Russian officials. That included trying to distract from the fact that Jeff Sessions lied about his meetings with the Russian ambassador in Senate testimony...The organization was also connected to spreading rumors that Christine Blasey Ford mistook Brett Kavanaugh for another high school classmate.

When not busy interfering in the Russia investigation, Whitaker also kept busy promoting a patent scam. As Miami New Times reports, Whitaker wasn’t just on the board of a company selling would-be inventors worthless (and nonexistent) “worldwide patents,” he also sent threatening letters to a former customer of the scam who complained about being taken for tens of thousands of dollars."

A criminal and a thug, behind not only the most malicious type of Republican behavior, but actual corruption reminiscent of that repeatedly engaged in by Trump himself.  What a great choice for Attorney General, huh?

And here is another read I recommend, by Ian Millheiser at Think Progress, covering an interview Whittaker once gave:

"In a 2014 interview, the man Donald Trump just picked to run the Department of Justice appeared to claim that Social Security is unconstitutional and that basic labor laws like the minimum wage must be struck down...Whitaker launches into a Trumpian rant against “chain immigration” and “people trying to bring illegal people and illegal drugs into our country.” He claims that climate change “doesn’t appear to be that significant or quite possibly isn’t man made,” and calls for the Department of Education to be “disbanded.”

"There are so many (bad rulings)...All New Deal cases that were expansive of the federal government. Those would be bad. Then all the way up to the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate."

In other words, the Republican dream position:  Every single thing the Democrats have done for the American people in the last hundred years is unconstitutional and must be abolished. What an understanding of the rule of law in this country.  As I said, Trump's perfect pick for Attorney General.  I wrote a few days ago suggesting that in the coming two months, before Democrats can take over the House, we are going to see massive Republican atrocities such as the country has never had to experience; this is just the beginning.

*The rules for appointing an interim cabinet officer without Senate approval require that the person selected has been previously approved by the Senate for some other government appointment, which is not the case with Whittaker.  But of course, what do rules mean to a "President" who think he can unilaterally cancel parts of the Constitution?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

And That Didn't Take Long

Bye bye Mueller, hello impeachment.

Of course, maybe the Democrats should just let it all pass.  The Washington Post is already paving the way for that view:

"Ms. Pelosi, wisely, declined to take the bait, reiterating her determination to use subpoena power if necessary but insisting Wednesday that oversight “does not mean we’ll go look for a fight.”

She would be well advised to stick to that measured approach, because the country does have recent experience with the excesses of investigation (does Benghazi ring a bell?) and the harm it can do to the atmosphere for legislation. In contrast to the attitude Mr. Trump exhibited Wednesday, Ms. Pelosi’s remarks suggest that she has the capacity to learn from experience."

The mainstream press, which showed next to no scruples about the Republicans using their control of Congress to conduct an endless series of "investigations" into what everyone knew were utterly baseless conspiracy theories, now has discovered how damaging any kind of Congressional oversight would be.  But don't worry, it will still be perfectly justifiable for the Republicans to continue to use the Senate to promote the most degraded conspiracy theories, and for the House too, the next time it is in Republican control. 

The more things change, the more the press (and the Republicans) stay the same.

Monday, November 5, 2018

A Warning

To those of you who think your anxiety will get a break after tomorrow:  The rest of this year is going to be a time of almost unimaginable abominations from the Republican party, and this is particularly true if Democrats take control of the House.

If Dems do win the House, the next two months will be the last time (at least for two years) that the Republicans will be in absolute control of the entirety of the Federal Government, and their rich backers will expect them to use that time to push through as much filthy, antidemocratic, corrupt legislation as the can. 

Here are a few things I expect to see between now and the new year:  Another massive tax cut aimed at the very top tenth of a percent of the nation, combined with effective tax increases on everyone else, massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, rules for renewable energy with no purpose but to make it too expensive to be competitive, elimination of the already weakened protections for minorities and women, savaging of environmental law, and as a distraction from all of this, a war somewhere, anywhere Republicans can start one.  My guess is Iran, or if the Republicans realize what a hopeless move that would be, Venezuela.  Both countries are major oil producers, and embroiling either in a war would mean hundreds of billions in profits for oil producing countries (and Trump buddies) Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as right here at home.

And there are so many other things, like killing Obamacare once and for all, that I have not mentioned, or haven't even thought of.

Can anyone doubt that the Republicans will take this last unopposed opportunity to loot the country and do as much damage as they can to every well-intended government program in existence?  So, get ready; it's coming.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Mr. SMITH Goes To Washington

We are all familiar with the legendary SMOTI, the Stupidest Man On The Internet, aka Jim Hoft, whose website Gateway Pundit befouled itself again this week when one of his "reporters," one Jacob Wohl, made an utter fool of himself with one of the most colossally stupid lies ever heard, when he convened a press conference to allege that Robert Mueller forcibly dragged a woman out of a hotel bar in New York (in plain view of the other customers, apparently,) forced her up to his hotel room and then violently raped her, finishing with telling her his name and telling her that he was the head of the FBI, so she had better keep her mouth shut.  Boy, that beats Judge Kavanaugh's youthful dalliances by a long shot.  Well, the details of this almost incomprehensibly incompetent plot have received a great deal of coverage in the blogosphere, so I won't rehash them here.  For those who want to know more, I suggest this article from Wonkette, which pretty much takes a perfect tone toward the whole thing.

What I do want to cover in this post is another accusation against Mueller, which is equally insane, but which was forced out of our attention by the clowning of the Gateway Pundit guys.  This alleged malfeasance comes to us not from the SMOTI, but from a man I call the SMITH; the Stupidest Man In The House, Texas representative Louie Gohmert.  Here's the story, from Crooks and Liars:

"MUELLER’S MINIONS HELPED MOBSTER WHITEY BULGER ELIMINATE MOB COMPETITORS, says Congressman Louie Gohmert...In the extensive report, Gohmert covered Mueller’s shady past of helping mobster Whitey Bulger by eliminating mob competitors. was Mueller, first as an assistant US attorney then as the acting U.S. attorney in Boston, who wrote letters to the parole and pardons board throughout the 1980s opposing clemency for the four men framed by FBI lies."

So let's see if I have this straight now.  Robert Mueller, an extremely successful prosecutor during the eighties, put mobsters in prison and kept them there.  We can all agree about that.  As Louie's story goes, this was all done not to enforce Federal law, nor to advance his own career, but because Mueller was a corrupt tool of Whitey Bulger, another mobster.  No evidence offered to support this assertion, and as Crooks and Liars continues:

"...retired federal judge and Harvard Law School senior lecturer Nancy Gertner set the record straight in a New York Times editorial:

"There is no evidence that the assertion is true. I was the federal judge who presided over a successful lawsuit brought against the government by two of those men and the families of the other two, who had died in prison. Based on the voluminous evidence submitted in the trial...I can say without equivocation that Mr. Mueller, who worked in the United States attorney’s office in Boston from 1982 to 1988, including a brief stint as the acting head of the office, had no involvement in that case. He was never even mentioned."

So there you go.  Mueller was in cahoots with one mobster, which is proven by the fact that he put other mobsters in jail, which he only did to improve the business prospects of the first mobster, for which he in return received the payment of... apparently nothing.

Maybe not quite as colorful as the rape story, but equally outrageous.  Louie Gohmert should be driven out of public life for this disgusting smear, but instead his massively red district is about to easily send him back to the House, where he can continue working on behalf of the people, as he did in this case.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Truth About the Birthright Citizenship Nonsense

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."-U. S. Constitution, Amendment 14

Before getting to my argument, I would like to remind you of a little history.  The absolute nature of this provision, which allows for no exceptions, exists for one reason:  by the time of its passage, in 1868, it was already clear that Southern dead enders were engaged in serious attempts to strip former slaves of their citizenship.  The law was passed to prevent this.  Its absolute character is  a result of the racist inclinations of many white Americans, and it is that racism, therefore, which bears the blame for the consequences of the fourteenth amendment.  Had these white people done the decent thing and truly reconciled with the victims of slavery, this amendment would have never been necessary; if they don't like it, it is their own fault that it exists.

Well, leaving that aside, I now want to talk about the true purpose of Trump's attempt to destroy this passage of the Constitution through royal decree.  And in stating what I am about to say, I feel called upon to state openly that I first realized in the 1980's that it was the intent of the Republican party to destroy any semblance of popular government in the United States, to replace it with an oligarchic dictatorship responsive only to the couple thousand sociopaths whom they would deliberately enrich until they had the money necessary to finance its takeover.  I have suffered endless derision over the years by my absolute defense of that notion; these days, I don't think it seems far-fetched to many.

This issue needs to be tied to another issue, to make the Republicans' attempts clear for what they really are, and that is the imprisoning of thousands of immigrant children in what are, not to dodge the issue, concentration camps.  This has been taken by the left as a racist attack, and it is certainly that, but it is also something far more malignant.  By selecting just about the weakest and most defenseless group they can find, and throwing them in these camps, the Republicans have begun the process of establishing that it is perfectly legal for the President of the United States to imprison people who have committed no crime, merely on his own whim.

Now, birthright citizenship, which is basically the same vicious story.  Trump and the Republicans have selected a large group of Americans who they have decided have essentially no support at all among his xenophobic base, and they are now claiming the right for the President of the United States, by fiat, and in a clearly unconstitutional act, to strip millions of their citizenship and eject them from the country (or perhaps place them in concentration camps, where history tells us what is likely to happen to them.)  If this happens, Republicans will have established the right of the President to revoke any passage of the Constitution.  There is a name for that sort of leader, as there is for those that claim the right to imprison citizens without any legal process whatsoever.

There is no doubt about this any more.  We are facing a highly developed and financed open attempt by the Republican party to reduce this country to a fascist dictatorship, and at this point the attempt is succeeding.  The dodging of the obvious necessary in order to deny this today is overwhelming, yet there are many millions of propagandized zombie voters out there who refuse to see the truth, and are thrilled to contribute to the open destruction of everything that ever made this country different from Nazi Germany, or fascist Italy, or Saudi Arabia  or Putin's Russia.  That is what these people yearn for, and any supposedly liberal person who refuses to acknowledge that is hastening the end of the American dream.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Political Violence By The Numbers

I've seen the following graphic a couple of places lately, but I think it reveals a fact that should be made clear to every American, so I'm posting it here, too.

I have often heard that right wingers commit more acts of political violence than any other group in this country, but I had no idea how one sided this was.  These people are monsters, and the President and leaders of his party are monsters too.  Today, Trump announced his intent to abrogate the Constitution by an "executive order." And with the Supreme Court now fully packed with corrupt Republican appointed Justices, who can say that he will be stopped if he tries?  Meanwhile, more and more criminal thugs with guns are out there to destroy anyone who gets in his way. 

In a sane country, this man would be impeached in one day if he tried to do this.  But we don't live in a sane country any more.  We live in a country where some destitute people fleeing terror a thousand miles from the United States are more of a threat than these fascist killers that roam among us.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Trump Treason Again

And on a massive scale.  We've seen this guy repeatedly make decisions that hurt the security of the United States and our allies while favoring the interests of Vladimir Putin, over and over again.  Now, here is a gigantic one which has received almost no coverage in the mainstream press, and what coverage it has received has missed the point entirely.  In fact, even left wing sources seem not to have recognized the real significance of this action.

What I am talking about is Trump's stated intention to abrogate the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980's.  This treaty forbade either country from deploying any land based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5500 kilometers.

The United States did in fact destroy about 1,000 nuclear missiles after this treaty was signed (the Soviet Union destroyed about 2,000.)  But other than the financial loss, the treaty meant little to us because our supposed enemies, the Soviet Union and China, were well over 5500 kilometers from our missile bases, which were located in the middle of the United States.

The situation for the Soviets, however, was considerably different, as can be seen from a glance at this map:
In fact, the forbidden range for Russian nuclear missiles includes virtually all of Europe.  And that is the point:

The U. S. abrogation of this treaty will allow Vladimir Putin to deploy nuclear missiles targeting the entire continent of Europe.

Let the NATO nations try to stand up to Russia then.

Sorry to resort to big red letters here (something that I have never done before,) but I think it is important for Americans to realize what an act of treachery, of out and out treason, Trump's backing out of this treaty will be.  For essentially nothing in return, Trump will be enabling Putin to hang a sword over all of Europe, if they dare to try to stand up to him.  This is a massive, horrible payoff to Putin for putting Trump into the White House.  Here is your collusion, Mr. Trump, written in gigantic letters for all to see.  Here is your betrayal of not only your own country, but of all our European allies, in order to benefit Putin. 

In a sane country, this action alone would be the end of Trump's Presidency, and in fact the end of his life outside a Federal prison.  But I guess we don't live in a sane country any more.  Too bad, really.

Wingnut Wrapup

Sorry, people, Wingnut Wrapup seems to be back, at least for a little while.  I just feel that most of us in the rational world are still only vaguely aware of the hatred and lies that make up the steady diet of right wingers.  Not that I feel happy about exposing you to it all, but we need to be aware of the massive amount of stuff like this that is out there.  I know these Wingnut Wrapups tend to be long, but let me assure you that I could make any one of them on any day four times as long and not come even close to including all of the massive amount of this garbage that is out there.  What follows is nothing but a representative sample.

Now, a little coverage of the Republican party writhing in agony as it attempts to blot out the truth that the MAGA bomber and the Pittsburgh terrorist are a product of their own actions.  I just want to note first, that it is only a couple of hours as I write a good part of this since the latest right wing mass shooting, and I have already heard a Republican on TV saying this is not the time to talk about gun laws, because of course they went there.  Needless to say, their whining and phony outrage will be much further developed in future days.  Anyway, back to the subject, starting with how things work out for you when you just can't stop lying: a master class in the subject from the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Report: Bodybuilder Cesar Sayoc Admits the “Pipe Bombs” Wouldn’t Hurt Anyone – And He Didn’t Want to Hurt Anyone...Many pundits suspected they were fake bombs meant to scare the public...It looks like those people were right."

Except, of course, that Jim is lying.  Jim's "reports," of course, come from who knows where. The FBI stated that these are absolutely real bombs.  But boy, if right wingers ever need lying, they need it now.

And here's a reader comment:

"He just made the FBI look like idiots."

They caught a serial terrorist bomber in three days.  Boy, that makes them look like idiots.  And a reply to this brilliant remark:

"Not idiots, dishonest and unethical political animals trying to hurt Trump and the GOP."

Trying to hurt the GOP by catching a terrorist.  Well, they said it, not me.

"Next question. Where did the money for the false flag op come from? Who was the paymaster?"

Yup, they are still on to the false flag thing.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Egomaniac BARACK OBAMA Can’t Stop Talking About Himself at Milwaukee Campaign Stop"

Ha.  Talk about projection.  Even if it were true, which it of course is not.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Bomber Won’t Stop Trump Crowd in Charlotte From Chanting “CNN Sucks!”

And Jim and every other Republican is really proud of that.

"CNN does suck — and is hateful to President Trump and his supporters.  The bomber couldn’t change that."

The bomber couldn't change what degenerate scum Republicans are, either.   Except, of course, by providing them a chance to do the nearly impossible: make themselves look more like out and out Nazis.

Joseph  Farah, World Net Daily:  "STOP DEMS' BULLYING WHILE THERE'S TIME...If you don’t approve of someone’s politics, you smash their face or harass their family to coldcock a candidate.   If such a thing were commonplace on both sides of the political divide, it would be – well, “deplorable.  But what we see happening is on virtually just found on one side – Team Democrats"

Guess he forgot about Charlottesville, or Republican "Proud Boys" gangs attacking liberals in the street.  Or the President of the United States encouraging violence at every stop of his Nuremburg rally tour.  Or guns and bombs.

"Republican voters were certainly not happy about eight years of Barack Obama. But they fielded bad candidates and they lost. So, they bided their time until Trump showed up"

Oh yes, they bided their time.  They never called Obama a Communist or a Muslim, or accused him of not being an American citizen.  They never compared him and his wife to apes, or spread a malicious rumor that the first lady was an ex football player who had a sex change operation.  They never called him the antichrist.  They never accused him of being a gay prostitute or of having committed multiple murders to silence his critics.  They never held dozens of Congressional "hearings" to air entirely made up scandals.  They never worked day and night for eight years to destroy everything he tried to do.  And they never unleashed a plague of racism in their followers because Obama committed the sin of being born black.  What a load of crap.

Gavin Wax, American Thinker:  "We Are All Proud Boys Now"

Proud Boys.  Nazi thugs.  Our own domestic Sturmabteilung.  A certified Aryan supremacist hate group.  I mean, I guess we all know that is what Republicans really believe, but I didn't think they were quite ready to announce it out loud yet.

T. S. Weider, American Thinker:  "I brought my kids to a rally held by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday."

And you haven't been charged with child abuse yet?

Josh Kantrow, American Thinker:  "Within hours of the discovery of the attempted mail bombings, President Trump issued a strong statement that "in these times, we have to unify.  We have to come together, and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America."

Of course, that was not enough for the Democrats and their media allies, who blame the president, even though we have no idea who the culprit is or his what his political motivations were."

Whoops- last Thursday's news.  Things look a little different now.  To Normal people, anyway.  To Republicans, nothing has changed.

Erwin Haas, American Thinker:  "Michiganders want global warming."

They are all for the extinction of the human race.  As long as they get a tax cut.

T. LaDuke, Red State:  "Did The Media And The Democrats Hateful Rhetoric Make Cesar Altieri Sayoc Snap?"

Yup, they're going there.  They made him send bombs to themselves- a notorious liberal strategy, blowing yourself up for the revolution.

Red State:  "Startling New Evidence In Obama Administration’s Illegal Operation Choke Point Campaign and Cover-Up"

Never heard of "operation choke point," did you?  Well, get ready.  They seem to have finally worn out all the other bogus scandals they invented, so here comes a new one, and it's as big a lie as all the others.  Any bets who will be the first Republican in Congress to hold two or three years of hearings on this?

Andrea Ruth, Red State:  "New Poll: Cruz Maintains Advantage Over Beto with Ten Days To Go"

The people of Texas are really stupid.  No, really, what else are we supposed to think?

Nicholas Ballasy, PJ Media:  "Nader: Bernie Sanders 'Hasn’t Returned My Call in 21 Years"

The best thing I have heard about Bernie since the election.

John Hawkins, PJ Media:  "So What if the Saudis Killed Jamal Khashoggi?  If the Saudis kill a Saudi citizen, why is it our problem?"

Just spit it out there, John, let us know how you really feel.  By the way, I'm guessing that you don't think it was our problem when the Germans killed several million German citizens.  To you that was probably just a good start.

And here's a good excuse:

Roger Simon, PJ Media:  "Does It Matter Which Crazy Sent the Bombs?  Despite the vehement protestations of partisans on cable news, Twitter, etc., it shouldn't matter whether a crazy of the right or left sent the growing number of crude pipe bombs to Democratic Party politicians and their supporters in the media and Hollywood."

It would have mattered a hell of a lot if the bomber had been a Democrat, of course.  And now, how about a wingnut comedy break?

Sorry, I don't get the joke.

Alana Roethle, Town Hall:  "Keep Tax Cuts And Deregulation On Track In Kansas"

Because of course that is what Republicans' backers want.  Here's a brief excerpt from a 2017 issue of Forbes magazine, hardly a bastion of left wing thought:

"The Great Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Crashes And Burns...Just as President Trump is ramping up his push for a major tax cut that he believes will pay for itself through faster economic growth, the Kansas template for that approach has crashed and burned. After four years of below-average growth, deepening budget deficits, and steep spending reductions, the GOP-dominated Kansas legislature has repealed many of the tax cuts at the heart of Governor Sam Brownback fiscal agenda."

Meanwhile, Democrats in California have built the fifth largest economy in the world, with a State budget surplus and increased funding for roads, schools and other public needs.  But why would that record stop Republicans from giving even more money to the rich sociopaths that keep them in power?

"It is a lesson unlikely to be missed by congressional Republicans"

Ha ha, who would have ever expected that Alana would be wrong about that?  Republicans, the world champions of missing the message.  Unless, of course, it comes with a lot of hatred.  Or money.

Humberto Fontova, Town Hall:  "'The Biggest Defeat in Our Nation’s History'—The Cuban Missile Crisis"

Never heard about Vietnam, Humberto, huh?  Or Afghanistan?

Andrew Anglin, Daily Stormer:  "HAPPENING: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shot Up – Eight Dead...Please Jesus Christ let it be Moslems."

Sorry, Andrew, it was a Nazi just like you.  Time to raise that false flag.  Oh wait, too late for my advice; they are already on it:

"This appears to be the ultimate disaster.  It is fake, of course."

Beat me to it, Andrew.  And now for another inevitable response from Andrew:

"Arabs almost always get reported as “white male.” Basically, everyone who isn’t an actual Negro gets reported as that.  This could be an actual normal Islamic terrorist attack that is completely unrelated to fed false flag hoaxes."

Right.  We'll get right on checking out that theory.  Thanks for your contribution to a mature discussion of this tragedy.

And let's just hear from Alex Jones.  I mean, why not?

"INFOWARS PREDICTED IT: LEFTIST VIOLENCE TO ESCALATE AHEAD OF MIDTERMS...As Infowars predicted, leftist violence has escalated to unbelievable levels as a crazed anti-Trump gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing at least eight people and wounding several others...Infowars Predicted It: Leftist Violence To Escalate Ahead of Midterms

...Obama Activates His Domestic Army To Carry Out Violent Attacks Ahead Of Election"

It's just like a military attack on the country for Democrats to campaign.  And Alex asks this vital question:


No comment on what the actual President of the United States (sad to say,) and long time business partner of the Saudis, should be coming clean about.

And how about some deflection?

Kristinn Taylor, Gateway Pundit:  "After Synagogue Massacre, Democrats Must Denounce Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan"

Really.  As loathsome as he is, Farrakhan had absolutely nothing to do with this bombing or synagogue slaughter, but it's Democrats that must do the denouncing.  Republicans?  No one for them to denounce; it's not their fault.

Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Stunning! Obama Claims the Trump Administration is Not Honest"

Jim Hoft's brother in a little friendly rivalry for that title of Stupidest Man on the Internet.  Anyway, back to Jim:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "LIBERAL MEDIA OUTRAGED That Bouncer-‘Bomber’ Story Won’t Sway Trump Voters"

And you know what? We are outraged.  Outraged that so many of our fellow citizens are morally depraved subhumans that have decided that patriotism consists of wallowing in hatred and violence.

And we can always count on Before It's News for the most vital take on things:

Before It's News:  "Alert: Meet the Laughably Fraudulent Patsy Just Arrested for Democrat-Staged Fake Bombs"

Mainly depending on one of the all time favorite criminal line of defense, "If I really did this, would I have been so stupid?"  Yes you would have, Cesar.  You support Trump.

So, let me not leave before getting right down to how they really feel:

Henry Makow:  "This atrocity will also pathologize opponents of the NWO by portraying them as racists and extremists.  Two years ago, I asked, Why do Jews put themselves in the line of fire by refusing to acknowledge, let alone renounce the satanist Masonic Jewish conspiracy?"

Yeah, that's a question that a lot of us are asking.  Why won't Jews admit that the most hateful Nazi delusions about them are true?  Then everyone would leave them alone, right?

And let me just end here, with an urgent plea from Before It's News:

"All Wicked Hearted Unrepentant Temporal Nations That Blatantly Defy The WILL/WORD Of THE MOST HIGH POWER Of Spiritually Melanated Hebrew-Negro Israel Will Be Supernaturally Destroyed By HIS Fiery Hellish Wrath Judgements And Through Many Enemies That HE Allows Evil Spirits To Wickedly Guide In Order To Attack And Destroy Other Enemies As They Are Greatly Decreased In Numbers Leading To Their Ultimate Extinction. BeWAR3, Many Unrepentant Sins And Abominations Have Almost Filled Up The Supernatural Fiery Hellish Cup Of Wrath That Will Surely Be Poured Out Upon These Wicked Hearted Heathens And Time Is Quickly Clocking Down For The USA/Mystery Babylon The Great Which Is Under A Double Portion Fiery Hellish Wrath Curse As Foretold In The Book Of Revelation. We Must Spiritually WAKE UP Hebrews-Negroes And Other Natural Seed Spiritual DNA WORD Bearing Children Of The MOST HIGH POWER Of ISRAEL Because Time Is Definitely Growing Short. Please Let’s All REPENT, HOSEA 2:16, ISHI Is Our Only Way Unto Eternal Life. SELAH

TOP STORIES (It Has Begun And It’s Only Going To Get Worse For This Godforsaken Wicked Eagle Nation Of Esau-Edomites-New Age Romans-The World Bully Brutish British Kingdom. All Wicked Hearted Unrepentant Kingdoms/Nations/Countries Only Exist For A Limited Amount Of Time Before They Are Destroyed Because Of Their Sins And Abominations! SELAH)"

If anyone out there has a clue what this means, please contact Green Eagle and reveal the truth to him.  He's losing sleep over it.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Republican Delusions, In One Graphic

In a previous post, I paid some attention to the graphics on the recent right wing terrorist's van.  I would like to focus on a single one of these graphics because it so fully displays the fictional looking glass world that Republicans live in.  Here it is:

I would like to list the claims made in this illustration, and discuss them briefly.  And these are the claims made in this one illustration:

(Democratic) Refusal to recognize radical Islamic terrorism
 This is, of course, simply a total lie.

The criticism of law enforcement
As if it is an act of subversion to comment on the obvious out of control behavior of the nation's police forces.

Fast & Furious  Gunrunning operation
Blamed on Democrats, even though it was started by Republicans, and of course an almost nonexistent problem outside the fevered minds of rage-drunk Republicans.

IRS scandal
Again, it simply never existed, except as a Republican lie

Race Baiting
Yes, the Democrats are the ones doing the race baiting

The abomination of giving health care to 22,000,000 Americans

Benghazi cover up scandal
Another gigantic Republican lie, played out in front of the American people for years

Obama's illegal executive orders
Obama's use of executive orders was totally in line with the use made by past Presidents, and mainly extended to noncontroversial things like creating national monuments.  On the other hand, Trump has used executive orders constantly, to evade and flout the law, over and over again.

Paying ransom to Iran
A lie.  Iranian money was returned to Iran after it was confirmed that Iran had kept its end of international agreements.  To have kept the money would have been nothing but a multi-billion  dollar theft.

DNC main stream media collusion
Anyone who reads this blog knows how ludicrous this claim is.

VA Hospital scandal
The truth:  The VA hospital system regularly receives patient evaluations that are far more positive than the civilian hospital industry.  The only major criticism of the VA is wait times, which are one hundred percent the result of Republican funding cuts.  One more example of  Republicans deliberately sabotaging government programs and then claiming  their failure proves that government doesn't work; an open strategy of the Republican party for decades.

Deleted government e-mails
Absolutely zero proof that anything of substance was ever deleted.  On the other hand, the Bush administration "lost" 22 million e-mails before it left office, without one Republican ever saying a word about it.

Clinton's illegal e-mail server
The e-mail server was not illegal; it was in conformation with the practice of previous Secretaries of State; and there is absolutely no evidence that any information on that server was ever compromised.  Yet, the Republicans, with the cooperation of the mainstream press, turned this gigantic lie into the most covered issue in the 2016 election.  On the other hand, we now know that Trump's criminally irresponsible use of unsecured means of communication has absolutely resulted in the Chinese and Russians spying on his conversations, and not one Republican gives a damn.

Not enficing immigration laws
Whatever "enficing" means, Obama deported more people than any other President.  The number of deportations has actually decreased under allegedly tough on immigrants Trump.

Iran nuclear deal
A highly successful deal negotiated by six world powers, which resulted in a cessation of Iran's nuclear program, but which Republicans have portrayed to the American people as some sort of act of pro-Muslim terrorist high treason.

Syria policy
No clue, really, what Obama was supposed to do differently here, except probably for a lot more bombing and killing.

And there you have it- a virtual encyclopedia of Republican delusions about Democrats, except for the Pizzagate stuff or the thing about them all being reptiles from outer space. This is the world of lies- lies told largely to themselves- in which Republican voters live.  It is a world of utter delusion, and it is destroying our country.

The Good Old Days

Remember when violence in the runup to a national election was something that happened in Bolivia or Uganda or Pakistan?