Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump Panics

He's being nice to Jews!

He's being nice to black people!

Is there anyone on earth who thinks that this is how he really feels?

For once, the guy has figured out that he is hanging on to his job by his fingernails, and the crocodiles are waiting below.  It'll last two or three days or so, and then his outrage at being challenged will get the better of him; or at least that's the way that it always has gone before.

We've got the bastard on the run.  Keep digging into him.  It's going to be a fun ride.

And some day soon, some one in the intelligence community, or maybe some Democratic Congressman will be so outraged at what is being hidden from the American people, and they will spill the beans.  Then, good bye Charlie.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ukraine

Traveling today, so I am not going to give this story the attention it deserves until tonight or tomorrow, but this is an explosive development, the significance of which will be ignored as much as possible by the mainstream press.

We learn that agents of Trump, including his personal lawyer, have delivered a proposal to Russia that the current government of Ukraine be removed, in favor of one led by a pro-Russian party created by Russia, which will enter into an agreement allowing Russia to stay in Crimea.  This would, in some perverted reasoning, provide a justification for claiming that there is no reason to maintain the sanctions on Russia which were imposed when it invaded Crimea.

Russia and our absolutely not self-serving Secretary of State Tillerson get their $500 billion dollar deal, Putin gets the big payoff from Trump, and the only losers are the people of Ukraine and the United States.  Winners all around!  Are you tired enough of winning yet?

How much more of this do we need to see before everyone understands that Trump is a traitor in league with a foreign dictator?  And what kind of impossible level of proof will Congressional Republicans demand before getting rid of him?

And how long will this take, while Trump goes on having "campaign rallies" designed to fill his base with such fury and lust for revenge, that removing him really does pose a risk of a right wing bloodbath?

And how many Democratic politicians, some of whom are already demanding an end to impolite talk of impeaching a traitor, will decide that it's just too, too risky to remove this malignant character and all of his minions from the White House?

As I have sagely pointed out before, we are so screwed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup

Tomorrow is a travel day for me, so I thought I'd get this out today.

And off to the races!  What a time we're having; aren't you excited to see how they try to lie their way out of this one?

Donald Trump, President of the United States: "This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine."
 Right, Donald.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  " NYT: Trump Aides Had Contact With Russian Intelligence, But No Evidence Of Collusion Found"

If you are a totally brain-dead wingnut.  Otherwise, the evidence is everywhere, Matt.  And Matt gives the whole game away later in his article:

"None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier."

We are talking about pee pee gate here, just to be clear, not high treason.  No evidence for the golden shower story, according to Matt.  The evidence for the rest of it is right in front of your face, but is apparently not important enough to worry about.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Texas AG Files Amicus Brief in Support of Travel Ban"

Whooppee.  The Texas Attorney General would be one Ken Paxton:


"Today's ruling marks an end to Mr. Paxton's almost yearlong attempt to avoid being judged by a jury of his peers. We look forward to going to trial and seeking justice on behalf of the people of Texas," special prosecutor Brian Wice said Wednesday."

Oh, THAT Ken Paxton.

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "Krauthammer on Flynn: 'This Is a Cover Up Without a Crime'

Well, except for treason.  Other than that, nothing to see here folks.  Why don't we all just move along, and have a couple more hearings about Hillary's e-mails?

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "It Is Unclear Whether Flynn Misled White House On a Number of National Security Issues"

Yeah, but not the way that Katie is pretending.  The only thing "unclear" is the smoking gun evidence that Trump was in on the whole thing from the very beginning.  And if you can't see that from the way Trump has treated Russia, you are a fool.  Katie puts it like this:

"On the trust issue and eroding of trust, last night in General Flynn's resignation letter he said he inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information."

Inadvertently..."incomplete" information...if you fall for that, you are one poor excuse for a sentient being.  Anyway, some more Republican speak for "I lied my ass off, and I'm still doing it.  And you can't do a thing about it, sucker."

Streiff, Red State:  "Trump Needs To Either Shutdown the Pro-Obama Leakers Or He Needs To Resign"

Pro-Obama leakers.  Yeah, that's what they are.  It's "pro-Obama" to think the American people have a right to know that there is a traitor in the White House.  Well, he's probably right, because there sure aren't any Republicans that believe that.  Here's a little sample of Streiff's "reasoning:"

"I have no doubt that Kredo is right in linking Ben Rhodes’s merry platoon of Obama fellatistos to the operation. The leaks on Trump’s calls to foreign leaders can only have come from within the so-called (haha) professional staff of the National Security Council... there is zero doubt that a war is underway against the Trump administration and it is being carried out by part of the US government. Yesterday, Eli Lake had a story in which he pointed out that it is illegal for the government to wiretap US citizens without a warrant"

Man, that is just pathetic.  "Fellatistos;" "So-called (ha ha) professional staff of the National Security Council"...Streiff used to be at least somewhat creative in coming up with his Republican alternative truths.  Come on, guy, get it together- cheesy fourth-grade level insults really aren't enough any more.

Debra Heine, PJ Media:  "Report: Obama Loyalists, Led by Ben Rhodes, Orchestrated Flynn Ouster"

Continuing the above theme.  I BLAME OBAMA!!!!  Boy, it's going to be tough to get them to abandon that one.  No word, by the way, on the way Republicans openly and proudly orchestrated their endless attempts to destroy Obama.


And I bet you didn't know this:

PJ Media:  "'People in America Are Getting Tired of the 24/7 Pile-On' of Trump"

Are you kidding me?  This is the greatest thing since Snakes on a Plane came out.

Ryan Saavedra, Gateway Pundit:  "Los Angeles Driver PLOWS THROUGH Pipeline Protest...
On Wednesday, pipeline protesters standing in the streets of Los Angeles were greeted by a driver who was determined to get to his destination. The driver made it through the protest line by driving straight through the mob, literally."

The mob:


How frightening!  A mob!  A mob of, apparently, sixteen people, standing still and holding signs. The liberals have destroyed democracy forever!!!!  Ryan continues:

"If you watch closely towards the end of the video it appears a person in a yellow shirt reaches into the car and starts to throw punches at the driver."

Abominable!  Someone tried to stop a right wing loon from running down innocent people! And if he actually had run them down?  Hey, nothing wrong with that.

Is there anyone out there who can't see where this licensing of violence on the right will take us?

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "College Students Wear White Pins to Remind Themselves of 'White Privilege'

The horror.  Maybe we need some wingnut driver to run them down too.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "President Trump GOES OFF on Intelligence Community After Continued Leaks By Far Left Agents"

Far left agents, who you can clearly identify because they told the truth- an irrefutable sign.  If that doesn't immediately mark them as far left, I don't know what would.  And by the way, the intelligence community is so well know for being filled with "far left agents," right?

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "The left's campaign to "Bush" Trump will fail"

Sorry, Lloyd.  It's already gone way beyond that, and he has only been in office four weeks yet.  Deal with the real world for once.

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Why is anyone going along with the 9th Circuit COA's illegal ruling?"

Ignore the courts.  Sher becomes one more rooter for dictatorship- the exact thing she has been screaming about Obama being up to for eight years.

And now a rather lengthy passage from an article revealing just how deeply Republicans have to sink into delusion, in order to lie away Trump's treason:

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "Explosive new hacking scandal has Democrats' fingerprints...Remember the hue and cry raised by Democrats over the “Russians” hacking their computer systems during the 2016 presidential election?

How there should be investigations? How someone – a Republican – must be at fault? How whatever interaction Donald Trump ever had with Russia was viewed suspiciously?

And now there are Democrats’ attacks on Trump over Michael Flynn, his national security adviser who was forced to resign this week over conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Investigate, they demand. Not just Flynn, but Trump, too.

Yet the Democrats are mum over their own explosive hacking scandal, which could overshadow Watergate, Filegate, Travelgate and dozens of other Washington scandals.

The allegation is that Democrats hired tech staffers who were Pakistani nationals, and they likely gained illegal access to secret congressional information."

No sense getting too caught up in this nonsense too deeply; let me just point out that, first of all, when a Republican says that someone " likely gained illegal access to secret congressional information," that means that they have exactly zero evidence that any such thing ever happened, and secondly let me tell you (and you will not be surprised at this) that the article does not mention one source for this information.  "DEMOCRAT HACKING SCANDAL!!!!!"

Oh, and let's not move on here before pointing out that in the Democratic Russian hacking "scandal," the Democrats were the victims; in the Trump scandal, the Trump people are the criminals.  That is a subtle distinction that Bob failed to notice, for some reason.

And more from Bob.  Man, he's on fire today!

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "EMERGENCY HEARING SOUGHT TO STOP NSA 'SPYING' ON TRUMP...'Our own gov't has committed biggest violation of constitutional rights in history'

And who is seeking this emergency heareing?

"Attorney Larry Klayman, the chief of Freedom Watch, is asking a federal court to hold an emergency hearing on the NSA and “likely” CIA “spying” on President Donald Trump."

Larry Klayman.  I guess he's got a lot of free time on his hands, now that he is not trying to organize a mob of two million people, to break into the White House and lynch Barack Obama.  That, of course, would not be a violation of Constitutional rights, just an expression of the righteous anger of real Americans at the idea of, well, you know what, in the White House.

Ron Jager, American Thinker:  "Trump-Hatred of Sanctimonious Jews Empowering Anti-Semites"

It's the Jews' fault that right wing savages hate them.  Not really a new argument.  They used that one somewhere before.  Let me try to remember where...

Andrew Solomon, American Thinker:  "Trump's new strategy: Hulk smash...We are in a street fight.  No more apologies.  It's war.  It's time to smash the opposition."

Hey, that is consistent with American values, right?  Andrew explains the details of his proposal:

"Trump's policy should be simple.  If the Deep State's Obama leftovers and their rejects take out a Flynn using felonious actions via illegal leaks, replace him with a Navy SEAL.  If they take out the SEAL, go get a shovel and dig up General Patton's dead body and slam him into place."

Okay, I mean, that should work.  And if that doesn't work, maybe the Russians would be so generous as to loan us Hitler's skull.

E. Jeffrey Ludwig, American Thinker:  "Democrats fear Trump's success with Russia"

You mean we fear Trump's ongoing sellout of the country to the Russian dictator?  You bet we do. Got a problem with that, E. Jeffrey?

Christian Datoc, Daily Caller:  "Trump: ‘This Country Was Seriously Divided Before I Got Here’

Well, at least we aren't divided any more, Donald.  We all hate you.

True Pundit:  "VIDEO: President Trump Crushes Mainstream Media; Our Country’s Military Strategy is None of Your Business"

Huh.  No need to comment on that one.

And this horrible news:

Freedom Daily:  "MANHUNT: Trump’s Motorcade Just Came Under Direct Attack From Assailants Yelling Death Threats... Eyewitnesses to the frightening attack said that the protesters were yelling death threats, using crass language, and were about the age of middle school children."

Crass Language!  Middle school children!

And of course, who is behind it all?

"I lay this entirely at the feet of Obama."

Now he's getting middle school chidren to use crass language.  Will the outrages never stop?

S. White, Freedom Daily:  "ITS BEGINNING: Free Tuition, Free Housing And No Fees, Including Former Inmates… If Your Skin Is This Color!"

No need to let you know what color they are talking about.  Anyway, what an outrage, spending government money on sending poor kids to college, when it could go to subsidize coal companies, or just get stuffed into the pockets of the Koch brothers, where it rightfully belongs.  But don't worry, America, this diabolical plot isn't even really happening; it was only proposed by a few students at one university.  But better get ready.  The horror of black kids in college could become a reality any day now.

Marr, Freedom Daily:  "Look What Trump Was Just Caught Doing In The White House That Hasn’t Been Seen In DECADES!"

Getting peed upon by Russian prostitutes?

Prissy Holly, Freedom Daily:  "HOLY CRAP! Ted Cruz Just WRECKED The Lives Of MILLIONS Of Muslims"

Wrecked the lives of millions.  And right wingers are really proud of him for doing it.  Thank heaven, of course, that Ted didn't do any such thing.  He just made some more belligerent threats.  But still, it's interesting to hear from people who would be really happy if that had happened.

And let's just go out with this:

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Media hysteria in week three of Trump presidency leaves little room for escalation...What’s left for next week?  Denouncing President Trump and his family as shape-shifting aliens?"

Let's not forget that right wingers have spent years accusing the Clintons and Obama of being exactly that.
 One of a series of pictures proving that Hillary is a lizard person.

And here is Obama shapeshifting right before our eyes, in an ABSOLUTELY NOT PHOTOSHOPPED picture.

Oh God, can it get any worse?*





*Yes it can.  Sorry about that.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rally

I listened to a few minutes of Trump's speech at his Nuremberg rally down in Florida today.  It is virtually an endless succession of lies, except when he promised to do things that benefit the rich, like doing away with regulations against oil and coal companies or unilaterally violating existing trade agreements.  Just every single Trump lie, one after another.

Well, what do you expect?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Vacation Time!

Hey, I guess it doesn't mean very much, but Donald Trump is not only taking his third weekend vacation in three weeks, but this time, by virtue of giving a few minutes' speech about two miles from the airport in Charleston, he's managing to expand to a three day weekend.

Things That Must Happen

The people who have seen the real evidence of what Trump and his toadies have been up to with Putin, which includes a large number of intelligence officers, and many members of Congress, are faced with a painful dilemma.  On the one hand, revealing this information to the public will be treated as a monstrous crime, for which they will be savaged.  On the other hand, their clear duty to the Constitution, and any concern they have over the survival of our country, demand that what they know be made public.

At some point, we are going to need a Daniel Ellsberg, who was initially charged with conspiracy, espionage and theft of government property, for revealing information which every American needed to know about the conduct of the Vietnam war.  As the monstrous nature of what he revealed dawned on people, the charges were dropped, but that does not mean that the far more corrupt Republican party we have today will have the same concern about the horrors perpetrated by their own members, and far more taste for revenge on anyone who reveals them for who they are.  That is why I have suggested that these revelations should come from all of the Democrats in Congress acting in concert. It would be an interesting spectacle to see the Republicans, faced with clear evidence of their own treason, to try to charge the entire Democratic congressional delegation with the same crime for alerting the American people to the danger.

In any event, the information must be revealed.  And along with it, the other key part of this puzzle, Trump's tax returns, must also be made public. The truth is absolutely the only thing that can save us from a horror at the hands of those who are trying to destroy democratic government in this country; despite their insane incompetence at actually doing their jobs, have already moved a good way toward reaching that goal.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Silver Lining

In a very dark cloud:

I think that the utter, brain-dead fools who make up the Republican base were going to go on for eternity, denying what was obvious to anyone who can put two thoughts together.  Maybe the only way to put a stop to it all was to let them have exactly the government they have been screaming for, and let them see what would happen.

They didn't even get it when their halfway lunatic Republican Bush government brought them a three trillion dollar war of aggression and (but for the grace of Barack Obama) a massive depression.  Well, this time they went whole hog.

And let's give a big thank you to Donald Trump, who showed the world in just four weeks what Conservative government is all about.  This way, we won't have to wait four years to return to sanity; or twelve years and fifty million deaths, as was the case with the Nazis.

Another Party Heard From

So, here is a really nice picture of Michael Flynn having dinner with Vladimir Putin in Moscow:

But wait!  Look at the bottom right of this photo.  Is that... no, it couldn't be, could it?  Why yes it is!  It's that famous progressive and paragon of morality, that just couldn't stomach having Hillary as President, Jill Stein!

I think that, as cynical as we have become, we really need to take stock of just how surrounded we are with traitors, and just how many strings Putin was pulling in the last election.  Was even the supposedly left wing candidacy of Jill Stein a Russian/Republican dirty trick?  How screwed are we?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Events In Our Future?

I want to write briefly about two aspects of the current Trump nightmare that I have not seen discussed, or at least two predictions of where this may lead us.

First, consider this:  The Trump administration has now reached a point of no return.  The damage they have done to themselves will never be fully healed, even if somehow they hold on to power.  No matter what happens from here out, there are massive numbers of Americans who will never trust them, and (legitimately so) will never give them the benefit of the doubt.  It took them only four weeks to go from the normal honeymoon to this abysmal position.

Well, okay, but here's the problem: one more incident like the several we have already seen, and they will be wounded beyond cure.  At that point, there is exactly one thing, and only one thing that could keep Trump in power: a war.  So, we need to be vigilant for any signs that they are preparing for war, which in this case will not consist of military readiness, but in fomenting hatred among the American people, toward another country.  They have already been sending up trial balloons about war with Mexico, Iran, North Korea and even China.  They are looking for what they can get away with, and we must instantly be ready to stop them.

Now, my other comment has to do with behind-the-scenes Republican power grubbing.  I'm sure that most of the people who read my blog agree with my belief that it is nonsense to think that Mike Pence was really as out of the loop as he is now pretending to be.  So, if Trump's impeachment starts to look like a possibility, we are going to see a real war among Republicans.

On the one side will be Paul Ryan and his minions.  Ryan will obviously want to see Pence destroyed along with Trump, because that will make him President.  He can't do anything openly, because he has always done his dirty work behind the scenes, and then played the reluctant hero.  On the other side will be all of the rest of the Republican 2020 hopefuls and their fellow travelers. They know that if Ryan squeezes his way into the White House, their chances in 2020 will evaporate, so they will do everything they can to see to it that Pence is protected.

This could be one of the most interesting political knife fights in history, and a great undercard to the Trump impeachment.

You Go To War With The Army You Have

Steve Bannon
Michael Flynn
Stephen Miller
Kellyanne Conway
Jeff Sessions
Betsey DeVos
Rex Tillerson
Sean Spicer
Tom Price
Rick Perry
Ben Carson
Elaine Chao
Jared Kushner
Scott Pruitt
Linda McMahon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard



Sorry, Edmund Kean, these days, comedy is easy too.

Wingnut Wrapup

A bunch of stuff from the last few days that I need to shovel out there, in preparation for the Flynn freakout that is going to get into high gear any moment now.

Today's Wingnut Wrapup respectfully dedicated to St. John McCain, who had this interesting perspective on history:

"I wouldn't describe any operation in which American soldiers died as a success."

How about D-Day, John?

And on we go...Let's start out today with one of the most inscrutable analogies I've heard in a long time:

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "Christian living may be like a relay race in which team members run the course side by side (instead of seriatim), passing the baton from one to another and back again. The goal is to cross the finish line without losing a soul, and without leaving behind anyone willing to join the team and run in good faith. "

Huh?  If the goal is to have everyone cross the finish line together, it isn't much of a race, is it?  Why not stop off along the way for a few drinks?  The other Christians will just have to wait for you to catch up.

Larry Klayman, Renew America:  "Why I'm suing Barack Hussein Obama"

1. Because you are a dick, and
2. Because it's how you sucker the rubes into giving you money.  There, I think I've about covered the bases there.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "There's a tyrant afoot - but it's not Trump...A single federal judge in Washington, entirely without any constitutional or legal authorization, blocked the president's travel ban. (His new slogan apparently is "Jihadi Lives Matter.") When the Trump administration appealed his ruling to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, it backed him up."

He's a tyrant with no constitutional or legal authorization, but the appeals court sided with him.  I guess they are tyrants,too.  Man, did you ever encounter anyone so ignorant of both the Constitution and how the American court system works?  According to Bryan, whatever the President says cannot be challenged.  That's how some governments work, but not ours.  Until now, anyway.

Stone Washington, Renew America:  "Trump's Great Inauguration = My Greatest Birthday Gift"

Man, some people are easily satisfied.  My wife adopted a donkey from a sanctuary in my name as a Christmas present.  Here he is:

Personally, I think that is about ten million times a better present than Donald Trump.  Stone does have more to say, however:

"Record crowds of individuals attended the Inauguration, with, according to Trump, appeared to be over a million people packing Washington D.C, despite what false images have circulated throughout mainstream media outlets like CNN, purposefully showing blank patches of ground to make it look like Trump's crowd was lacking."

And sir, how about a little delusion with your stupidity?

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "How about "America first" for college admissions?...In a recent article, "Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges," the Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed"

Hey, how about a law requiring universities to admit stupid white crackers instead of the smartest people they can find? That will take care of those elite universities, alright.

Selwyn Duke, Renew America: "How to drain the judicial swamp"

The judicial swamp...do tell, Selwyn:

"Congress also has the power under Article III to eliminate any and every federal court except the SCOTUS. For example, it could have sent the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit packing long ago. It certainly would make judges mind their p's and q's, too"

Hey, that would drain the swamp- just eliminate courts altogether, except for the Supreme Court, whose nine members could hear all of the tens of thousands of cases submitted to Federal courts around the country every year.  And that would sure make judges think twice about ruling against Donald Trump, wouldn't it?  Being afraid of getting fired for following the law- now to be known as "minding your p's and q's."

And how about a little fake history to go with that?

"The kicker is that accepting the courts' current role is not only misguided, but, according to Thomas Jefferson, makes our Constitution a "felo de se" – a suicide pact."

A total lie- Jefferson never said anything like that about this issue, but then, what's new about one more Republican lie?

"The result? The Supreme Court was only meant to be supreme among courts. Instead, in a government supposedly of, by and for the people, five lawyers can determine what law means for 320 million Americans."

Far better to let two non-lawyers, i.e. Trump and Bannon, make that decision.

Joan Swirsky, Renew America:  "The March to Nowhere"

That would be the women's march, which marched to the Capitol of the United States, which, now that Trump is President, I guess, is nowhere. Joan makes this point:

"At the March itself, I was struck by the fact that women who pride themselves on their intelligence resorted to reading their statements, never veering a syllable off the scripts"

Better if they had just stood on stage and gibbered like a pack of monkeys.  Or maybe that is what they did:

"On and on and on they intoned and screeched and railed, sounding remarkably like barnyard creatures"

I didn't really notice the resemblance, but maybe too much rock and roll has ruined my hearing.

Rick Wiles, Truenews:  “We are witnessing a full-blown Marxist/communist resistance movement, a revolution in America,” Wiles said. “...the chief community organizer directing the insurrection in the streets is none other than Barack Hussein Obama … My gut feeling says Barack Obama is on the phone day and night and he is directing the protests, he is organizing, he is giving clear instructions to the people what to do and how to carry it out.”
“This is outright sedition,” he declared, “and we have laws in the United States against sedition…. What the Democrats are doing, and the news media and the Obamanista bureaucrats inside the government agencies, what they are doing is, these are acts of sedition.”

Opposition is a crime- when you are opposing Republicans.  Of course, calling over and over again for a Democratic President to be imprisoned for imaginary crimes, as Wiles did to Obama, well, that is just fine.

"Wiles warned that those who are opposing Trump are not only breaking the laws against sedition, but are also “breaking God’s laws.”

Okay, then.  We'll keep that in mind.  Thanks for the tip, Rick.

James Lewis, American Thinker:  "Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives"

Facing a real Fascist coup is just the same as giving in to eight years of hysterical screaming about something that does not exist.

And now for today's example of right wing projection:

Tom Trinko, American Thinker:  "The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution.  They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people.'

See, if you just scream loudly enough that it's the Democrats that are doing it, people won't notice that this is exactly what you are up to yourselves.  But wait, there's more:

"Does anyone doubt that if the scenario were reversed – not that it could be, because conservatives aren't fascists – liberals would be declaring the conservative resistance to be fascists?"

Conservatives aren't fascists.  I see.


And now, the most offensive example of projection of all:

"Liberals have never managed to change America by actually getting the majority of people to vote for their real agenda.  That's why liberals always lie during election season."

God in heaven above, these are evil people.

Selwyn Booth, American Thinker:  "Trump could just ignore court’s order halting travel ban"

Or any other law for that matter.  Until someone stops him.

Katie Franks, Daily Caller:  "Scarborough Comes Unglued On Dems: Suddenly Sessions 'Is A Bigot'?"

No, not suddenly, Katie.  Sessions has been a bigot for fifty years.

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart:  "Dresden Unveils Controversial Monument that Looks Like Radical Islamist Fortification"

See for yourself:

I don't know, it looks like three buses on their ends to me.  I guess this is a traditional Islamist symbol of something. Either that, or someone at Breitbart is a lying dick.  Which do you think is more likely?

Tea Party Command Center:  "ALERT – Trump Ready to ARREST Democrat’s ENTIRE FAMILY "

Already?  Hitler didn't get around to things like that until months after he took power.

Tea Party Command Center:  "Trump Uses Obama Executive Order to declare George Soros a National Security Threat"

Well, no, at least he hasn't gone that far, but this story is all over the wingnut webosphere.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Rubio: Nasty Things Were Said About Kerry And Clinton–No One Used Past Remarks To Smear Their Nominations"

First of all, the nasty things said about Kerry and Clinton were all lies, and it happens to be true that Sessions is an unapologetic neo-Confederate racist.  Second, Matt, who are you trying to kid?  Every smear the Republicans could think of was used against Kerry and Clinton.  Telling lies about someone is smearing them; telling the truth about them is not.  But apparently bringing up real, abominable character defects is just beyond the pale when considering Republican nominees for high office.

And, I'm glad to finally be finding this out:

Before it's News:  "I’m also revealing that Obama’s real name is Barry Parks"

Who knew?  And this, from a little farther down in this article:

"Why is no one recognizing me as Messiah and Jesus’ 2d Coming?"

Good question, guy.  We'll get on that one as soon as we've dealt with the Barry Parks thing.  I actually Googled this expecting to find all sorts of right wing websites picking up on it, but no, for once something actually seems to be too bogus for the rest of them, or maybe admitting that this was true would make Obama a natural born citizen after all.  Speaking of the supposed source for this story, the people at Before It's News have this to say:

"One reason Linda’s held back all these years that I’ve been friends with her is that we differ on one major point. I’ve told her I’m certain her cousin Obama/Parks is the Antichrist. She doesn’t agree with that."

Well, okay then, a reasonable disagreement.

Selwyn Duke, Renew America:  "Trump could simply ignore court's order halting travel ban"

Yeah, that's a thought.  He could do that.  Or even better, he could have Congress pass a law to remedy the distress of people and the homeland.  Yeah, that's the ticket.


And now the most offensive reference to Jesus today:

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Does Jesus believe in immigration restrictions? Absolutely."

Don't remember the issue of immigration policy being brought up by Jesus?  Well, you just didn't look hard enough:

"The Scriptures tell us that the eternal city of his coming kingdom will be surrounded by "a great high wall with twelve gates" (Revelation 21:12), each guarded by an angel so undocumented intruders cannot enter. 

Identification papers will be scrutinized carefully before anyone is allowed to enter through one of the great big beautiful doors that are built in this wall that surrounds the city. In John's vision, "books were opened," and "if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life" he was not only not admitted but "thrown into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:12, 15). Talk about extreme vetting and deportation."

Hey, according to Jesus, not only can we refuse to let people into the country, but we can throw the rejects into a volcano.  Man, is that going to make great reality TV.

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "IT'S 'COUP D'ETAT' BY 9TH CIRCUITAnswer should be 'arrest judges and put them in jail when they violate constitutional authority'

That's the answer when judges won't go along with Trump's tantrums- throw them in jail.  And mark my words- Trump will give this a try sooner or later.  And how about this brilliant idea:

Shelby Carella, Prntly:  "Conservative Leaders Urge President Trump To Break Up The Power Of Big Judiciary...Big Government’s best friend is Big Judiciaries.   Why should a 9th Circuit Court of appeals go ahead and disband a law that the President put into play?   Are judges the real masters of America?"

Big Judiciary.  Break up their power.  That is out and out totalitarian talk.  Let's be clear about what that says concerning where the Republicans intend to lead the country.

Eli Steinberg, The Federalist:  "Ted Cruz Is Right: You Don’t Have A Right To Health Care"

Not in Republican America, anyway.  You do in Democratic America.  Take your choice.

The Federalist:  "Studying Trump’s Foreign Affairs With Russia, China, And Radical Islam..."

Ha.  The only foreign affair Trump ever had was when he started screwing Melania.

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist:  "Why The ‘Resistance’ Won’t Be The New Tea Party...The Left never really tried to understand the Tea Party movement and what drove it"

What drove the Tea Party was tens of millions of dollars of investment by the Koch brothers and Dick Armey to create this bogus movement.  So, no the resistance won't be the new tea party.  It has already gone far beyond the tea party in numbers and intensity, and shows no sign of stopping.

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed"

Yeah, Conservatives were depressed about a black man in the White House; Liberals are depressed over a traitor in the White House.  Same thing, really.

Pat Buchanan, Town Hall:  "Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?"

How dare they protest the most corrupt, incompetent administration in history?  How dare they be upset by treason?  They'd better watch out, if they know what's good for them.

FLYNN!

Well, this has certainly been an interesting 24 hours.

There is so much talk about this that I am not going to recount all the details here.  I just want to note that Michael Flynn is the third high level Trump associate to have to be disappeared because of ties to and payoffs from the Russians, the others being former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page.

I don't recall any President in history to have people in this position forced out because of ties to a hostile foreign government.  And Trump, only three weeks into his Presidency, now has three.  Is there anyone on earth naive enough to believe that Trump himself is not involved in this treasonous relationship with Russia?

Well, that's it.  The problem is that the American people have been so propagandized all of their lives to believe that our form of government is immune to corruption and betrayal on this level, that most Americans cannot emotionally process what is going on right in front of their eyes.  And with Congressional Republicans doing everything they can to misdirect attention from this abomination, who knows where this will end up?  Of course, the most cynical of us, I suspect (a category in which I include myself,) never imagined that the Trump administration could sink so far in just three weeks.  Who can say what our country will look like, even a month from now?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Today in Trumpistan, Valentines Day Edition

Well- three weeks and two vacations.  Glad Donald is taking his job seriously.


And our President, on the job as usual:

"Donald Trump greeted Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe to the White House on Friday – but it didn’t go exactly to plan.

It appears Trump wasn’t wearing his earpiece – which translated Abe’s address for the room. 
Yet, people noted Trump nodding in agreement to Abe. Trump is NOT wearing a translator earpiece. This means he is PRETENDING to understand Japanese."

Well, he is only pretending to do all of his other Presidential duties, so no surprise there.  And how did his time with the Japanese Prime Minister go?

"Richard DeAgazio was already seated for dinner, on the Mar-a-Lago Club’s terrace, when President Trump entered with the prime minister of Japan on Saturday night. The crowd — mostly paying members of Trump’s private oceanfront club in Palm Beach, Fla. — stood to applaud. The president’s party sat about six tables away.

Then, DeAgazio — a retired investor who joined Mar-a-Lago three months ago — got a text from a friend. North Korea had just test-fired a ballistic missile, which it claimed could carry a nuclear warhead. DeAgazio looked over at the president’s table.

What was happening — as first reported by CNN — was an extraordinary moment, as Trump and Abe turned their dinner table into an open-air situation room. Aides and translators surrounded the two leaders as other diners chatted and gawked around them, with staffers using the flashlights on their cellphones to illuminate documents on the darkened outdoor terrace."
But it's all okay with Trump's people:
"DeAgazio said he’d been impressed with how the president had handled the situation. 
“There wasn’t any panicked look. Most of the people [on the terrace] didn’t even realize what was happening,” DeAgazio said. “I thought he handled it very calmly, and very presidentially.”

He didn't look panicked, because he didn't realize what a monstrous thing he had just done, discussing top secret intelligence in front of a restaurant full of strangers.

Now, of course, we learn how we are to behave under the Trump administration:
"Stephen Miller’s authoritarian declaration: Trump’s national security actions ‘will not be questioned. 
"The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."

Shut up and do what you are told.  That's Trump's America.

And another hint of the competence with which the great businessman is doing his job:

"while Mr. Obama liked policy option papers that were three to six single-spaced pages, council staff members are now being told to keep papers to a single page, with lots of graphics and maps.
“The president likes maps,” one official said."
He probably likes cartoons too.  And chocolate milk before naptime.

And here comes the Trump administration response to the unbelievable incompetence they have displayed.  First, find a victim:

"Trump friend says Priebus is ‘in way over his head’
One of President Trump’s longtime friends made a striking move on Sunday: After talking privately with the president over drinks late Friday, Christopher Ruddy publicly argued that Trump should replace his White House chief of staff.
“A lot of people have been saying, ‘Look, Donald has some problems,’ and I think he realizes that he’s got to make some changes going forward,” Ruddy said in an interview with The Washington Post.
Ruddy went on to detail his critique of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus: “It’s my view that Reince is the problem."
As big a jackass as Reince Preibus is, he is the only high level Trump staffer with any experience whatsoever at running a large political bureaucracy.  But he isn't one of Trump's buddies, so when things have predictably gone horribly wrong, he is going to be the victim, making them even less capable of dealing with things.

And of course, the other part of the two pronged strategy to quell disquiet over Trump's behavior:

"In an effort to shield Donald Trump from a potentially impeachable scenario, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are rejecting growing calls for a wide-ranging special congressional panel to investigate Russian’s interference with the 2016 elections, and were instead simply endorsing their narrower and meaningless oversight work being performed by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, reported Politico...

According to Politico, McConnell told reporters on Monday evening the Senate Intelligence Committee “is more than capable of conducting a complete review of this matter,” and made it clear that he will not support any kind of formal review aimed at producing a final report — like the one that resulted in the committee’s 2014 investigation of the Benghazi attacks."
God in heaven above, this country is fucked seven ways from Sunday.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup- Special SMOTI Edition

So, it turns out that the Trump administration has just given press credentials to attend daily briefings to Jim Hoft, the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet, or SMOTI as he is known far and wide, and a fixture in virtually every Wingnut Wrapup I have written over the last ten years.  I thought I would assemble his output, just from the last six months of Wingnut Wrapup, minus a handful of mentions that were so topical that they wouldn't make sense any more.  I've included the replies I made to him, because, I guess, I'm just that kind of malignant narcissist.  So, here we go!

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "CNN Quietly Releases Updated Pic Showing Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size Greater than Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Crowd"

And here it is, from the Stupidest Man on the Internet:



A photo from the Capitol, in which you can't see a thing past the reflecting pool, of the mall itself.  Man, these people are into lying to themselves.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "HYPOCRITES! Top Obama Officials Join Fight Against TRUMP on Temporary Refugee Ban – Were SILENT When Obama Did It"

Maybe that would be because Obama never did it.  Nah, it's because they are evil.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Trump Added-Saved 1.3 Million Jobs Before His First Full Day of Work!"

Talk about alternative facts.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Organizer For DC Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing the ISIS Sign"

And here they are, the horror:

This is just intolerable.  Proof that all liberals are really Muslim terrorists!!!  And believe me, it doesn't stop there:


Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "BREAKING: Far Left Group Is Paying Activists a Monthly Salary to Stop TRUMP"

The treachery!  No one on the right ever paid someone to work against Democrats, did they?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "WTH?… Intelligence Report that Claims Russia was Behind Trump Win Was Based on Intel from 2012 Russian TV"

No it wasn't.  How stupid do you think people are, Jim?  The report specifically said that it contained conclusions but not sources, because that would reveal our intelligence apparatus.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "OF COURSE: Obama Makes Last Ditch Effort To EMPTY GITMO Before Leaving Office...This has nothing to do with America’s national security, it’s all about Obama."

No, Jim, it has to do with this:  "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial..."


Apparently, for Republicans, it's okay to keep people in prison for a decade and a half without even charging them with a crime.  Just shows, once again, how much they really care about the Constitution, or even about the barest shreds of common human decency.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "TRUMP Drops Bomb at Al Smith Dinner, Says “Hillary Is So Corrupt… She’s Pretending Not to Hate Catholics” BRUTAL! Donald Trump Destroyed Hillary at the Alfred E. Smith Catholic Dinner in New York City tonight."

A great victory for Trump, except maybe the part where the audience of rich New York Catholics, which should be just about his most loyal constituency, booed Trump for saying that.  Jim didn't notice the booing, I guess.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "What Media Won’t Tell You: ‘How to Vote Trump’ Is Crushing “How to Vote Hillary’ on Google"

More evidence of why he's called the Stupidest Man On The Internet.  Jim, Hillary's voters already know how to vote, because they have been good citizens for a long time.  The assholes that look up "how to vote Trump" probably have to start their day by googling "how to tie your shoes."

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Anonymous: Video of Bill Clinton Raping 13 Yr-Old Girl Will Plunge Race into Chaos"

Jim also claims:

"Anonymous claims the video will plunge the presidential race into chaos.  The video was released this week."

The video was released this week.  And the press is ignoring it.  Right, Jim.  If you are interested, you can watch it here.
(sorry, video no longer available, for some strange reason.)

I wouldn't bother if I were you, because the video, loosely aping Anonymous' style, contains not one frame of Bill Clinton or anything else, other than a guy in a Guy Fawkes mask making a bunch of disgusting, unproven claims.  Expect a lot more of this in the next month.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "WIKILEAKS BOMBSHELL: Hillary Advisors Admit She “HATES EVERYDAY AMERICANS”

Right.  And now, from Jim, a new crime:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Wikileaks Documents Show Hillary Clinton ‘Read from a Prepared Script’ During MSNBC Interview"

She read from a script!  Off to prison with her!  I'm guessing Republicans are trying to make that a crime, since their candidate seems incapable of anything but violent, hate-filled stream-of-conscience shouting.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Laura Ingraham: We’ve Been Waiting for a Republican to Beat Up On the Clintons for 30 Years"

Until last night, they never had a bad word to say about them, and always treated them with infinite respect.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Breaking: POKER PRO AGREES – Hillary Was Sending Hand Signals to Debate Moderator Holt"

AND to her lizard person handlers.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Science Update: Florida Doctor Links ‘Low Testosterone Levels’ to Men Who Support Clinton"

A joke by this Florida doctor, but not obvious enough that the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet didn't fall for it.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill Body Shames Trump: Calls For Daily Weigh-Ins"

And talk about jokes that Jim Hoft doesn't get.  And Jim isn't done with the stupidity yet:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama Admin Denies Jerusalem Is In Israeal"

Really, I don't even know where "Israeal" is.


Jim, you should learn to follow one of Green Eagle's basic rules of political commentary:  If you can't spell the name of a country, you should keep your mouth shut about it.


And of course, a couple of stories about the Charlotte police murderer by a guy who knows how to lie with the best of them:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "BREAKING: Dash Cam Video Shows Keith Scott Getting Out of Car, Coming at Officers, With GUN IN HAND"

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Gov. McCrory Declares State of Emergency – Says Gun Was Found on Street Where Keith Scott Was Shot"

Funny, you aren't seeing these two stories anywhere else than the right wing media, where they are being repeated ad infinitum as absolute truth.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "UPDATE: House Panel to Look Into Reddit Post That Blows Hillary Email Scandal Wide Open"

Trying to delete personal e-mail addresses from documents about to be made public- this blows the E-mail scandal wide open.  Sure it does, Jim.  Because that's all you've got after spending years and millions of dollars turning this ordinary conduct into a scandal.  But this is all it takes to crank up the House Republican witch hunt a month and a half before the election.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Unreal! Donald Trump Jr. Comes Under Fire for Comparing Muslim Refugees to Skittles"

Lighten up, Jim.  Apparently not much to lie about today, huh?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "It Begins.   Mayor Forced to Apologize After Posting Photo of Burka Cucumber"

What begins?  I mean really.  Jim always likes to say "it begins," but what the hell does he think is beginning, with a picture of a cucumber that looks like a burka?  A new round of vegetable abuse?  What?  I mean, what is beginning with this?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "It Begins… Hillary’s Health Concerns Make Top Story in National Enquirer...At least there’s one news organization that is not afraid of running stories on Hillary Clinton’s poor health."

At least one?  How about a thousand wingnut sites and mainstream news outlets that have been pounding out this lie for months?  And there's the "It begins" thing, again.  Jim, what begins, and how can it be beginning when you have been screaming about it for ever?  And finally, this filthy rag full of lies, owned by Trump's best friend, is a "news organization?"  Give me a break.

And a good-as-gold medical question from the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet:

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "If It’s Just Pneumonia That’s Keeping Hillary Down – Why the Shades?"

Oh, I don't know, maybe because it was really sunny out?  Or maybe we should take Jim's suggestion seriously:

"One post on Twitter...suggested that the glasses are not regular sun glasses.  That is why she was wearing them. "

They weren't regular sun glasses.  They were probably those ones specially made to fit lizard people from outer space.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "WOW! Liberal Media Pushes Conspiracy Theory That Putin and Trump Poisoned Sick Hillary"

WOW!!!  Well, one guy who thinks that might be possible.  I follow the liberal media very closely, and I saw not one single thing about this, until I learned about it from Jim Hoft.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama Snubbed by Chinese, Forced to Exit from “Ass” of Air Force One"

More unexcelled stupidity from the "stupidest man on the internet."  The lower staircase was provided on Air Force One specifically for situations where an appropriate landing staircase is not available, which is more and more common, as most airports that Obama would fly into use jetways, and only have staircases for small, regional planes, not for something the size of Air Force One.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Obama’s America: Parents Warned Elementary School Has Leprosy Outbreak...Jurupa Unified School District officials received an unconfirmed report that two Indian Hills Elementary School students were diagnosed with leprosy, which prompted them to send a letter home to parents Friday, Sept. 2.  Though the information has not been confirmed, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon, school district officials decided to send the letter home as a precaution."

A new height in "I blame Obama."  Two kids in a school in Riverside County, CA,  may have contracted leprosy, or may not have.  It's all Obama's fault.  God in heaven above, when people call Jim the "stupidest man on the internet," you can see why.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Outrageous! Black Teen on Probation Slaps 5 Yr-Old Girl on School Bus "

Will the horrors never cease?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Flood Victims Cheer Trump in Louisiana: “We Knew You’d Be Here!” 

WE knew he'd be there too- no camera in the country that he's not leaping in front of these days.  I just hope that his cheering victims didn't also "know" that he would do a damned thing to help them, because he isn't there to help them, he's there to pretend he cares about anyone but himself.  That's okay, though.  No one that is not as stupid as Jim fell for it.  And continuing Jim's crap about the rains in Louisiana:

"TRUMP COMFORTS LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS – Obama Lectures Victims on Racism… From Golf Course"

Obama lectures victims of racism, and, of course, leads a highly organized and effective FEMA operation to deal with the problem.  Jim forgot that part.  Meanwhile, Trump "comforts" flood victims by giving them free Play-Doh.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "PROTESTERS Crash Trump Fundraiser, BEAT AND ROB Trump Supporters Leaving MN Convention Center"

The Trump supporters were robbed blind if they gave a nickel to his campaign.  And as for any Trump people that were harmed, take another look at the video of real Trump supporters I posted a while ago.  These people deserve to be beaten bloody; and don't try to tell me I am wrong here- they are anti-American racists determined to destroy our country so they can live in the white supremacist dictatorship they are yearning for.  Getting a few eggs thrown at them (the majority of the violence here) doesn't even begin to be what they deserve.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:   "BREAKING=> TOP PHYSICIAN: Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson’s Disease"

Well, let's see now:  I've discovered by looking online for about ten minutes that she has permanent brain damage, grand mal seizures, AIDS, dementia, brain tumors and several other kinds of cancer, clinical depression, coughing, acting "extremely weird," three strokes, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, "transverse sinus thrombosis," whatever in hell that is, and now Parkinson's disease.  And one of the articles I read went on to say that her shoes cost too much.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "ANOTHER MYSTERIOUS DEATH=> Activist and Sanders Supporter Who Served Papers to DNC on Fraud Case Found Dead"

Hilary killed again!!!!  Of course, the medical examiner said that the guy committed suicide, and it was not "mysterious" at all, but then, well, BENGHAZI!!!!   E-MAILS!!!  VINCE FOSTER!!!

I think she's up to 80 or so now.  No kidding, some of the wingnut lists of her murders are that long.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Busted! Crooked Media Plays With Polling Numbers To Pretend Georgia Is Hillary Country...Another day – another blatant example of the media manipulating polls to discourage Trump voters."

Discouraging Trump voters by "playing" with poll numbers- i.e. by reporting them.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "RECENT VIDEOS Show Hillary Clinton HIGHLY UNSTABLE – On Brink of Nervous Breakdown"

Hillary is the crazy one.  Well, Jim, that's a new high in "both sides do it" nonsense.  Jim Continues:

"Maybe all of that serial lying is finally catching up with her.  Does anyone really believe this woman is fit to sit in the Oval Office?"

Jim obviously believes that if he just continues blaming Hillary for any problem Trump has, it will cancel out everything about the worst candidate in over a hundred years.  Well, we'll see, won't we?  He might be right.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "MUST SEE=> Iowa Parade Float Depicts Crooked Hillary in Orange Jump Suit in Jail"

It's the closest they are ever going to get to actually putting Hillary in jail for the crime of being a Democrat- a parade in some God-forsaken Iowa rathole of a town, so you might as well enjoy it while it lasts, Jim.  She's been exonerated from literally hundreds of false Republican charges, and been found guilty of not one single one of them, so just watch the parade and daydream.  And to think you guys are having fits over some guy asking if Trump has ever read the constitution.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "What a Shock=> Trump Implosion Stories Completely Fabricated by Liberal Media Hacks"

Keep telling yourself that, Jim.  Your own guys are comparing his campaign to a trip on the Titanic.  No wonder they call Jim the Stupidest Man on the Internet.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Speaking Truth to Power=> Donald Trump on Hillary: “She’s the Devil!” 

It's literally true.  She's really Satan.  You know what, if I were Satan, I wouldn't really dress myself in a Hillary costume, I'd go for Scarlett Johanssen or something.  Actually, from everything I've heard, Scarlett Johanssen may really be Satan, but that's a discussion for another time.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Barack Obama Rips Ignorant, Indecent, “Woefully Unprepared” Donald Trump for SIX MINUTES at Presser...Obama Has Trump on the Brain"

SIX MINUTES!!!  Well, no one ever said Jim has a long attention span.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Why Does America Love Trump? Because Liberal Media Hacks Are Nasty Pathetic Liars"

Okay, now I understand it.  They don't like liberal reporters, so they will turn the country over to a traitorous fascist dictator.  Seems a little extreme to me, but what do I know?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Venezuela’s Socialist Government Passes New Law Forcing Minions to Work in Fields"

Which has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in common with constant Republican attempts for forty years to force poor people to work for welfare or food stamps.  NOTHING, I tell you!

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Simply the Worst=> Obama is FIRST PRESIDENT EVER to Not See Single Year of 3% GDP Growth"

Jim is just so well informed.  Here's a little chart that he apparently missed:



See that time before Roosevelt took over, when the Republican President saw a decrease of 70% in one year?   I guess that is so long ago that it isn't really part of history.  And note that the last five drops of 10% occurred under Republicans.  I can't get into a rant about Thomas Piketty here, but the fact is that the entire world is never again likely to see sustained growth rates above 3%, except in the wake of devastating wars or depressions.  Of course, what Jim Hoft knows about economics is exactly nothing, so I'll just drop the issue here.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Wow! Media Missed This=> Did Hillary Suffer Another Seizure After Her DNC Speech?"

Well, that is, as I said, just the last six months' contribution of Jim to Wingnut Wrapup.  But now, he will be in the White House press room, instead of CNN and the Washington Post.  Yup, this is who is going to be responsible for seeing that the truth about the President is accurately reported. How nice.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Right Wing History, World War II version

Here is an account of Nazi Germany and World War II that I found online while hunting out things for Wingnut Wrapup.  There is nothing unique in anything it has to say, but it brings together so much that I have now heard over and over again from the right that I thought it was worth leaving a record of exactly the sort of attitude we are up against in this country.  It's hard for most of us to comprehend the right's willingness to believe this sort of malignancy, but here it is. Read as much of it as you can take; as I say, I am mainly posting it to leave a record of what the right in this country is up to.  I need hardly add my own comments, because I know that most of the people who read my blog know how ugly and deceitful this all is, but of course, being Green Eagle, I couldn't resist.

"Number one, soon after Hitler came to power and nationalized the banks, Germany became the most technologically advanced, prosperous and most envied nation on Earth."

Completely false.  Germany had been the most technologically advanced country on earth since the middle of the 19th century.  And the most prosperous country in the first three decades of the 20th century was, of course, the United States.

"Countries and people all over the planet were marveling at the changes that had occurred, and praising Adolph Hitler. He was made Time magazines an of the year. It was at this time in history that the Jews became concerned this idea of national socialism would spread, destroying their international banking scam, so they literally declared war on Germany as a nation would. Yes, as a matter of historical fact despite Hitlers transfer agreement which gave Jews free passage to Palestine with all of their wealth, the Jews declared war on Germany and Hitler." 

They will believe anything, as long as it is a malignant, disgusting lie.

"Also undeniable is that communism was completely and wholly a Jew creation, all of the communist creators and promoters were Jews, as were almost all of the commissars and commandants of the Gulags."

A patent lie, but who'se counting?

"Number three, Adolph Hitler wanted peace."

Ha ha.

 "It is often falsely claimed that Hitler intentionally started world war two. What is seldom stated is the reasons why Hitler invaded Poland, the single military action often credited with starting the war. There was a region in Poland that was part of Germany called East Prussia, created when the allies sliced up Germany after world war one, which Germany lost ONLY as result of the US being dragged into the war by a false flag attack."

What, the Lusitania attack?  First of all, that was not a false flag operation, it was a German atrocity.  Second, anyone who knows anything about World War I is aware that the Lusitania sinking was not what got the US to enter the war, but discovery of communications between Germany and Mexico aimed at having Mexico attack the United States, in order to make it impossible for us to enter the war in Europe.  In return, Mexico was promised that they would be given Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
"In the former German territories of Poland, Germans were being murdered and dispossessed of their property,"

Another malignant lie.  In fact, while we are on the subject of false flag operations, a little actual fact:

"The Gleiwitz incident in 1939 involved Reinhard Heydrich fabricating evidence of a Polish attack against Germany to mobilize German public opinion for war and to justify the war with Poland. Alfred Naujocks was a key organiser of the operation under orders from Heydrich. It led to the deaths of Nazi concentration camp victims who were dressed as German soldiers and then shot by the Gestapo to make it seem that they had been shot by Polish soldiers. This, along with other false flag operations in Operation Himmler, would be used to mobilize support from the German population for the start of World War II in Europe."
And...and...

"...and East Prussia was cut off from Germany."

That's what happens when you start, and then lose, a war in which 50 million people are killed.

"Hitler simply wanted to take back what was rightfully Germany's and to stop the slaughter. He tried many times to find a diplomatic solution, and all efforts were ignored by the Poles, who were under communist control."

The Poles were not under Communist control, and Hitler did nothing to find a "diplomatic solution" to getting Poland to give up its territory. And let's remember that Hitler believed that all the land between Germany and the Urals was rightfully Germany's.

 "AT this time in history, Russia and Germany had a treaty between them, and had agreed how Poland would be dealt with. Stalin would later break this agreement. This is how world war two actually started. Austria wanted to unite with Germany."

Austria did not want to unite with Germany.  Stalin did not break the treaty; Hitler did, by sending three million troops into the Soviet Union.  However, the pact had given Stalin what he wanted, which was a chance to build up his military to the point where it could defeat Germany. The three years that the nonaggression pact held essentially won the war for the allies; it was the greatest mistake Hitler ever made.

"Soon afterwords, Britain and France declared war on Germany, and Germany invaded and successfully occupied France. The Jews made an agreement with Churchill that they would drag the US into the war , if Great Britain would insure they be given control of Palestine after Germany's defeat."

Nonsense.  Britain and France entered the war after Germany invaded Poland, because they had a treaty with Poland requiring them to do so if Germany invaded.  After Chamberlain's miserable cowardice at Munich over the German invasion of Czechoslovakia, Hitler thought he could pull the same trick again with Poland, and the British would refuse to honor their treaty there too.  He was wrong.

"Number four, the only reason world war 2 started was because the Jews were in control of Great Britain and Frances banking infrastructure and central banks, and had powerful influence and control over their governments."

The old lie.  It's all about the Jews and their money.

"The Jews declare war..."

Because an unarmed small group is always declaring war on the greatest military machine the world had ever seen.  But that's what they believe- the Jews really started World War II.  This simply makes clear how impossible it is to ever argue with them on the basis of facts.  These people have given themselves over to deranged hatred, and are essentially lost to the decent world.

"and shortly thereafter Great Britain and France declared war, it was simply the same declaration extending to the national governments in those countries they had control over. At the same time in history, Americans actually sided with Hitler and looked up to Germany."

Well, some Americans did.  Father Coughlin, Charles Lindbergh, Prescott Bush and a pretty good collection of Republican leaders, anyway.
Some Americans were for Hitler
And some were not.  Take your pick

"Americans were very reluctant and against entering the war on either side, but Roosevelt conspired with Stalin and Churchill to use the Jew media to create hatred of Hitler."

Nothing that Hitler had done up to 1941 could possibly have had that effect.

"At the same time Japan , who was allied with Hitler,had their energy imports cut off by the US. The US expanded their military into the Pacific regions close to Japan, provoking the attack. It is now known that the attack at Pearl harbor was allowed to happen, dragging the US into WW2."There is no doubt whatsoever that defenses were stood down to allow it to happen."

This is, of course, another preposterous historical lie.  The US cut off oil supplies to Japan, because they were using their military to perpetrate one of the most brutal campaigns of aggression against their neighbors that the world had ever seen.  And the story about Pearl Harbor is a long discredited lie.

"Soon after, a false flag sinking of a ship carrying munitions to Great Britain would be used to get Americans behind declaring war on Germany. AT this time Roosevelt "lend lease" was in full swing, where America was sending Great Britain billions in munitions."

Americans, who were behind the war except for a few traitors, like George W. Bush's grandfather, by the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, no matter how the Republican party tried to get the US to favor Germany.

"Number five, Hitler respected Great Britain's people and saw them as natural allies. He never wanted war with either Great Britain or France."

No one who knows a thing about Nazi Germany could believe that for a second.  Yeah, Hitler said that, as he was actively preparing to crush England.  And make the attempt he did, while still claiming that the English were his brothers, in the hopes of getting them to refuse to defend their country.  Luckily for the world, the heroin addicted Goering did such a miserable job in directing the aerial bombardment of England, that Hitler's attack failed.
A sign of Hitler's respect and love for Great Britain.

"Number six, Germany's invasion of Russia was partly inspired by an attempt to free the Russian people from Bolshevik oppression and to restore a government that wouldn't murder Russia's people, and primarily as result of military aggression in Eastern Europe by Stalin, who was expanding his sphere of influence westward towards Germany."

Bullshit.  Hitler's invasion of Russia was openly about reducing the world's entire Slavic population to slavery, and taking their land for Germany.  This is shown over and over again in his comments, and in the genocidal actions he took against Slavs in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.  Unless you can tell yourself that the German siege of Leningrad, which lasted over 800 days and resulted in the deaths of a million and a half Russians, or roughly three times the number of deaths suffered by the United States in the entire war, was aimed at freeing the Russian people.  And just in case you need more convincing, here are a few quotes from Hitler himself:

"By instinct, the Russian does not incline towards a higher form of society.. It is so easy for an animal to go back to its origins!" 
"We will take the southern Ukraine, especially the Crimea, and make it an exclusively Germany colony. There will be no harm in pushing out the population there now.. The German colonists will live on handsome, spacious farms.. what exists 30 to 40 kilometers out will be another world, in which the Russian remnants will live.."   
"We'll drive Asia back behind the Urals. No organised Russian state will be allowed to exist west of there.. they are brutes in a state of nature" 

Well, I guess this settles that point.

"There is no denying Hitlers war strategy was "a good offense is the best defense", and I agree personally."

Hitler's war strategy was, "a good offense is the best offense."  Stalin's strategy was, "kicking the crap out of them over and over again is the best offense."  Guess which one worked and which one didn't?

"Number seven, we lost the war."

I hadn't noticed that. Man, did I fall for the Jewish propaganda.  Here are a couple of photos to help you decide who won the war:
New York after the war
Berlin after the war

We report- you decide.


"No matter what the history books claim, the defeat of Hitler was the defeat of the people of the united States and Europe, who were now firmly under the Jews' control, and their boots."

Jewish boots.  Because so many Jews wear boots.

"All of the military's of these nations as well as the governments were now completely funded by Jews' central banks, and thus under their control. While these governments declared victory, that victory was actually over the peoples in the countries they controlled, and not just Germany as a country. World war two was fought for one reason and one reason only, to destroy the idea of nationalism, and this becomes critically important in understanding what is happening today. The USA is ripe for a nationalist takeover, all we need is a real leader to circumvent the "system" in place and to get power."

A leader like you-know-who.  Well, you got him.  Let's see how that works out for you.

"The Marxist had no idea the backlash that subverting morality and degrading the middle class would have in the USA, and how powerful the American people themselves could be in deciding their own fate. There is no more powerful force on the planet than nationalists in the USA, we decide the fate of the world through our actions. If we take back our country the Jews can be stopped.."

Which you did so admirably by electing the worst President in the history of the United States.  Man, George W. Bush must be thrilled not to have that albatross hanging around his neck any more.


"The Jews were afraid, they failed to get control of the "right" in the US , a people who are armed and prepared to use force to resist oppression, unlike Russia and Europe."

What, like the Bundys in Oregon?  All three dozen of them?  Standing up against the Jews' mighty armies?  As far as I can tell, all the right in this country is prepared to do is to dress their fat, out of shape bodies up in camo, and have a day of cosplay out in the woods.

Well, there it is, and I have to thank this unnamed author (Of course, I won't link to the article) for putting together all of the basic thoughts about World War II which I have seen in right wing thinking for at least a couple of decades (well, except for the holocaust denial thing, which of course this guy believes too.)  When I first encountered degenerate comments like this, they were the province of a very small minority, but things have really changed.  This is your Republican party today.  This is what it really thinks.  Do not be deluded by their hypocritical show of support for Israel; it is nothing but a tool for them to use to incite another World War.  I could have never believed that this kind of attitude could be accepted by so many people, but this is the reality we live with today.