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Fear and PROFITZ!

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/3/2015
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Since Sept. 11, 2001 our rulers have enjoyed limitless power, and PROFITZ! because they've had Amerikans good & scared and become expert at maintaining that fear level.  This 4th of July weekend they're giving us a double-dose.
A number of US media organizations are spreading fear based on a “bulletin” shared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Department that reportedly warns of possible attacks by ISIS supporters on the July 4th holiday ...

Despite the entire global security apparatus built and vastly expanded since the September 11th attacks ... FBI, Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center officials “remain concerned about the difficulty in detecting violent extremists—especially lone offenders" ...

In 2011, the fear spread by law enforcement officials was that al Qaeda and others were “eager to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden” ...

Nothing happened. No matter how much individuals like former Bush Homeland Security adviser Frances Townsend hyped the threat, no one was attacked by terrorists in America on the Fourth of July in 2011 ...

The threat ... from white right-wing extremists is far more real than the threat from ISIS. Nearly twice as many people have died in “deadly right wing attacks” in the last 14 years than those who have died as a result of “jihadist attacks.” White supremacist Dylann Roof recently massacred nine people in a historic black church in Charleston. At least five black churches have caught fire in the last week, and arson is suspected to have occurred against at least three of the churches.

Utterly Useless

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/2/2015
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The little Hangar Princess that can't has lost, again!  The utterly useless, One-Trillion-Dollar (and counting) F-35 is a fighter-jet that can't fight!
The F-35 performed so dismally in a dogfight, that the test pilot remarked that the it had pretty much no place fighting other aircraft within visual range.

And it’s even worse than a mere maneuverability issue. At one point, the pilot’s helmet was so big he couldn’t even turn his head inside the cockpit ...

The F-35 ... was supposed to be better than its F-16 predecessor in all respects ...

The test pilot flying the F-35 makes it very clear that the new jet, even in its ideal configuration without any external stores, was no match against a Block-40 F-16C in a less-than-ideal configuration with a pair of under-wing fuel tanks:
Even with the limited F-16 target configuration, the F-35A remained at a distinct energy disadvantage for every engagement.
In dogfighting, energy is everything, and if your enemy has more kinetic and potential energy for maneuvers than you do, then you’re toast ...

Don Gets Canned

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/30/2015
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NBC just canned Don Trump.  Now he REALLY has to run for President.  All-serious.
NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Nor will he return to the long-running reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice” as host, a role Trump already said he would give up because of his presidential bid.

“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in a statement. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”
The only "cornerstone" NBC gives-a-shit about is more heads-in-front-of-Tee-vees than the other guys and Don's absolutely essential coddling of his racist base lowers those numbers.

They Burn Churches, Don't They?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/29/2015


There are more Dylann Roofs in the United Snakes and they are empowered and angry by that little white-punk-on-dope and his successful executions of innocent black people. But, consequently, their symbol of bigotry & hate has been exposed for the white supremacist icon that it really is and they don't like it.  Time to get out the matches & gasoline.
Black churches are burning again in the South. According to Hatewatch, at least six Black churches have been damaged or destroyed by fire.

The series of fires – some of them suspicious and possible hate crimes — came in the week following a murderous rampage by a white supremacist who shot and killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston ...
   
The most recent fires occurred early today at the Glover Grover Baptist Church, in Warrenville, S.C., and at the Greater Miracle Apostolic Holiness Church in Tallahassee, Fla.

The last time many churches in the South were burned was in 1995 and 1996. Then, 37 black churches burned. Investigators determined there was no conspiracy, but that the burnings were driven by racist young white males.

But ... Elegant Angel's SO Totally Class

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/28/2015
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This blog avoids anything Palin, because?  Hasbara.  But when Bristol Palin (with exotic-model Marina Lupas - above) is a single, knocked-up baby-mama - again - after being paid $262,500-per-year for official spokes-gal'n of teenage abstinence from the sexytime?  Somethin's gotta give.
Bristol Palin says “I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy” ...

On her blog Thursday, the ... world’s least successful spokesperson for abstinence announced that she is pregnant. In her post, Palin — whose engagement ... was abruptly called off last month less than a week before the day ... does not say how far along she is, nor does she sound especially psyched about this ... “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one,” she writes. “At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side ... all will be fine, because God is merciful.”
Gotta be final-nail for Bristol's former employer, the Candies Foundation.  Forbes just reported that of the $1,242,476 donated from the public to that 'non-profit' to stop teenage sexytime, less than $35,000 was actually granted to charity.  And now their quarter-mil-per-year spokes-gal is knocked up?  Apparently the baby-daddy is the guy Bristol was supposed to marry last month but didn't because he was ... already married?  Or something.  Bristol's "merciful" invisible super sky-grandpa must be runnin' low on the ol' forgiveness by now.

When you're used to burnin' cash at celeb-rates Bristol's accustomed to, and you & mommy Sarah have burnt all the mainstream bridges?  And now you're chillin' with exotic models

Speed dial Elegant Angel in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Really Proud

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/27/2015


This speech is as good as it gets for intelligent, non-superstitious people who want the United States that Jefferson, Franklin & Paine envisioned.  I am really proud today that I voted for this man.
"Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times" ...

"Progress on this journey often comes in small increments, sometimes two steps forward, one step back, propelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens, and then sometimes, there are days like this when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt."
President Obama doesn't often get to be speak this way which is why this blog usually refers to him as 'President Barry'.  That's when he's doing-the-dance to reconcile his rulers' whack ideology and Free Markets!™ paradigm with what would so obviously be the intelligent, best choices for this country and the world.  His job is constant compromise.  But ... sometimes; this happens.  Watch the whole speech at least once.  It'll make you feel good.

Supreme Surprises

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/26/2015
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First of all, our Insurance overlords have won the battle of the ruling elite.  Tony Kennedy and John Roberts were ordered to rule in favor of Obamacare.  The PayDay Loan Amerika mob banksters had blocked funding in 37 ReePub States to keep their loan-sharking paradigm of exploiting poor, sick people alive.  Now they'll have to get by with way less PROFITZ! on just gambling addicts and bail bonders, instead of exploiting healthcare access.  ReePubs are so sad.  Of course, the best healthcare system for all of us would have been a single-payer, government-run (5% mark-up, instead of 30%) system but there was just too much Health Insurance stock stuffed into too many huge pension-fund portfolios to mothball that stupid, idiotic system.  Thank you Ronald Reagan.

Secondly, Tony Kennedy was all alone in ending discrimination of gay people who want to marry.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, an historic decision that extends gay and lesbian nuptials nationwide.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, authoring the majority opinion, wrote that “The Court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.”

Kennedy also rejected opponents arguments that the issue should be left for voters or state legislatures to decide, writing that “the dynamic of our constitutional system is that individuals need not await legislative action before asserting a fundamental right.”

No Señorita Universo for You, Don

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/25/2015
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Don Trump understands and knows how to goose the ReePub racist psyche far better than any of the others in the ReePub nomination clown-car and, consequently, should prevail as the candidate for President.  Problem for him and his partner, NBC Universal, though is when the statements necessary to secure his racist base collide with those Free Markets!™ ideas so beloved by corporations chasing PROFITZ!
Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump, the organization’s part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month ...

The statement did say that Univision News and its local news division “will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”

Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 16. In his speech, he insinuated that Mexican (as well as South American and other Latin American) immigrants are “rapists” and are “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime” into the United States. He also said he wanted to build a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it.
So Don's racist dog-whistles to his base have lost him and NBC a large chunk-of-change for their antiquated, sexist, Tee-vee show.

Google Listens for PROFITZ!

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/24/2015
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If you're using a Google Chrome browser to read this and your web device has a working microphone?  Don't. Say. Anything.
Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.

[T]he Chromium browser ... began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users ...

“Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that ... had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room,” said Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party founder ... “Which means that your computer had been stealth configured to send what was being said in your room to somebody else, to a private company in another country, without your consent or knowledge" ...

The feature is installed by default as part of Google’s Chrome browser.
The next thing you do is click on this link:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Download and install Mozilla Firefox.


More ...

White Punks on Dope

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/23/2015


The chorus in Fee Waybill and The Tubes' perfect song says it all.  Just get high enough to kill so the pain of all those brown people ruining Amerika goes away.  But as horrific as this white-punks-on-dope racist murder spree was for those 9 innocent people, their legacy is the beginning of the end for the white supremacist Confederate flag symbol and the "Southern Pride" bullshit of Nixon and his gangsters - the idea that the political concerns of the South were SO important and worth careful scrutiny in our rulers' media is ending.  The Southern White Man as Generic Amerikan of David Brooks' wet-dreams?  Finished.  And good riddance to all those 'colorful politicians' from the South on the Tee-vee.

When you've got Walmart pulling the racist kitsch off the shelves?  It's over, Johnnie Reb.  You aren't oppressed and you didn't have a noble cause in the Civil War.

Have a nice day.

Best Way To Steal from the Government

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/22/2015
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First, go to West Point or one of the other service academies.  No enlisted-man, O-1 pay-grade for you.  Then participate in a phony war against a fake enemy, like the Iraq War-4-Israel and get some phony medals so everyone thinks you're a hero soldier-boy.  Next kiss-ass good enough to get promoted and then?  It's on to the grift:
A key Army commander in the U.S. war against the Islamic State has been reprimanded by the Pentagon for steering a defense contract to a firm run by two of his former classmates at West Point, becoming the latest high-ranking officer to land in trouble for personal misconduct.

Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, who as the Army’s deputy commander for operations in the Middle East oversaw the training of Iraqi forces, was formally reprimanded in February after a three-year investigation ...

An Army review board is considering whether to strip him of his rank as a two-star general before he is allowed to retire this year ...

A native of El Paso, Pittard returned home in July 2010 to take one of the Army’s plum assignments: commander of Fort Bliss, which covers a territory bigger than Rhode Island ...

Fort Bliss had drawn scrutiny from federal investigators for contracting irregularities. Pittard pledged to clean up what he called “low-level corruption” in the contracting office ...

Within a few months, however, several members of Pittard’s staff grew concerned about his handling of a short-term contract to help manage the giant energy-efficiency project ...

Pittard was not accused of financial gain but was reprimanded by the Army for his “excessive involvement” in awarding the $492,000 contract ... The contract was an initial step in a $250 million project to make Fort Bliss, one of the Army’s largest installations, self-sufficient in energy usage.

First the Flag Comes Down

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/21/2015


While Conservaturds persist in debating on the FoxyNews Tee-vee whether or not the racial supremacist white-punk-on-dope who murdered 9 black people in cold blood was racially motivated, the rest of the sane world takes him at his word.
I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
Okay.  Dylann Roof believes black people are such an evil threat to his white, conservaturd values that he had to start shooting to kill.

A Gun Fairy Explains It All for Us

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/20/2015


Expert gun fairy and amateur sociologist offers answers to the hideous murders in South Carolina.
National Rifle Association board member Charles L. Cotton wrote that the victims of a mass shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church died because of Reverend Clementa Pinckney's advocacy for gun safety laws ...

In 2013, Pinckney, who was also a South Carolina State Senator, introduced legislation to require more comprehensive background checks on gun sales and supported several other gun safety measures during his career as a legislator.

In a post on an online forum for Texas supporters of the concealed carry of handguns, Cotton wrote, "he [Rev. Pinckney] voted against concealed-carry. Eight of his church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue" ...

Cotton ... faced criticism in February for his assertion that corporal punishment for children could prevent him from "having to put a bullet in him later" ...

How Many More?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/19/2015


Dylann Roof, the Emanuel AME Church murderer was a racist, pill-popping high school drop out.  How many more Dylann Roofs are out there in South Carolina and the rest of the Confederate nation just waiting for their chance to re-start the civil war they want so badly?
John Mullins, who went to high school with Roof, told The Daily Beast that he remembers him as being “kind of wild.”

“He used drugs heavily a lot,” Mullins said. “It was obviously harder than marijuana. He was like a pill popper, from what I understood. Like Xanax, and stuff like that” ...

“I never heard him say anything, but just he had that kind of Southern pride, I guess some would say. Strong conservative beliefs,” he said. “He made a lot of racist jokes, but you don’t really take them seriously like that. You don’t really think of it like that.”

But now, “the things he said were kind of not joking,” Mullins added ...

Joseph Meek Jr. told the Associated Press that he and Roof were best friends in middle school ...

“He said blacks were taking over the world. Someone needed to do something about it for the white race,” Meek said. “He said he wanted segregation between whites and blacks. I said, ‘That’s not the way it should be.’ But he kept talking about it” ...

Roommate Dalton Tyler told ABC News that Roof was “planning something like that for six months.”

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

Church Attacks

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/18/2015
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Our rulers' media is hysterical, filled with stories about Dylann Roof and his shooting of 9 innocent worshipers in the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. last night.
The FBI has named Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Columbia, South Carolina, as the suspected killer of nine people at a black church in Charleston. Roof was previously arrested on April 26 ... A sparse Facebook page shows an image of Roof in a jacket with the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) ...

The cousin of the church’s pastor who was killed quoted a survivor who said Roof told the church: “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”
The Emanuel AME Church was born in controversy, in 1816, when its black members founded it because they were not allowed to bury their dead in hideously racist Columbia, S.C.  It has been burned-to-the-ground, destroyed by an earthquake and even outright banned by the government but persevered to become one of the largest black congregations in the South.

There was another, equally famous church attacked this week but you won't hear a single word about it in our rulers' media, however.  Because this Catholic church was located in Tabgha, Israel near the Sea of Galilee.
Israeli media reports that Jewish terrorists have set fire to the historic Church of the Multiplication (of loaves and fishes) near Lake Kinneret. The building was extensively damaged ... The Catholic Church stands in what once was the ancient village of Kfar Nahum (Capernaum), where Jesus plied his trade as a carpenter.  Besides the fire, the attackers vandalized the building by scrawling graffiti derived from a major Jewish prayer that lauds Jews for worshiping God and derides non-Jews for worshiping idols.  The phrase daubed on the wall was “their idols shall be destroyed.”  This prayer ... is virulently anti-Christian ...

Funding Executive Bonuses

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/17/2015
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Getting harder & harder these days to fund those bonuses our executive class needs to compete in the tough world of comparing money-piles and art-collections.  Today's execs must courageously outsource any worker they can to maximize bonus shares whilst maintaining a corporate image that doesn't just make their company - like say, Disney - look like the blood-sucking vampire squid it actually is.
In late May, about 35 technology employees at Disney/ABC Television in New York and Burbank, Calif., received jarring news. Managers told them that they would all be laid off, and that during their final weeks they would have to train immigrants brought in by an outsourcing company to do their jobs ...

[The news] came in the midst of a furor over layoffs in January of 250 tech workers at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. People who lost jobs there said they had to sit with immigrants from India, some on temporary work visas known as H-1B, and teach them to perform their jobs as a condition for receiving severance ...

The layoffs at Walt Disney World and at other companies have added fuel to a debate about temporary visas, including H-1B’s, that outsourcing firms use to bring immigrants, mainly from India, for technology work. The visas are meant for foreigners with specialized skills to fill discrete positions when Americans with those skills are not available. In the applications large companies must file for the visas, they have to confirm that no American workers will be displaced.

Saudi Arabia and 9-11

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/16/2015


Last Friday, early evening, while our rulers' media lackeys were escaping their New York City & Washington, DC cages for their weekend recess, the CIA - finally - released its top-secret file on Saudi Arabian ties to the 9-11-2001 attacks on the U.S. that has been long, and lawfully, requested per the Freedom of Information Act.
True to form, the CIA waited until 4:16 p.m. EDT this [Friday] afternoon to release a trove of documents related to the September 11 attacks. Deep within one of those documents is a section on everything the agency learned after 9/11 about “Issues Relating to Saudi Arabia.” We can now share it here for the first time.

The Saudi Arabia findings comprise literally the final section, the last 30 pages, of the CIA’s massive, 495-page master report—completed in 2005 and never revealed before ... High-level Saudi involvement in the attacks has long been suggested by many parties in the know; several members of Congress and the 9/11 Commission have urged the release of a still-secret 28-page excerpt of a joint congressional inquiry on the attacks, believed to detail connections between the House of Saud and the Al Qaeda hijackers. But the U.S.’s special security relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and its reliance on foreign oil, give the federal government incentives to keep that knowledge under wraps.

And How Much Is THIS Gonna Cost Us?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/15/2015


Our rulers and their media just LUVs, more than anything really, the whole Ronnie Reagan "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" shtick.  Ronnie, his tax cuts for rich fucks and the trickle-down, supply-side Jesus gestalt won the Cold War.  yippee.  No more threat from the Soviet Union, because?  Freedom!  Uhhh ... not so fast there, military-industrial-complex Boy:
RIGA, Latvia — In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries ...

[T]he first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member nations in Eastern Europe that had once been part of the Soviet sphere of influence. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine have caused alarm and prompted new military planning in NATO capitals.

“This is a very meaningful shift in policy,” said James G. Stavridis, a retired admiral and the former supreme allied commander of NATO, who is now dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. “It provides a reasonable level of reassurance to jittery allies, ALTHOUGH NOTHING IS AS GOOD AS TROOPS STATIONED FULL-TIME ON THE GROUND, OF COURSE
” ...

Good News For a Change

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/14/2015


The problem is controlled energy, particularly electricity harnessed to provide our basic needs for living in a modern society.  We produce electricity by mostly environmentally-damaging means.  The unharmful production techniques: sun, wind, geo-thermal and hyrdo-electric (and the jury's still out on that) can't produce enough electricity for our needs.  But there was a - legitimate - breakthrough this month on nuclear fusion research that may be the answer to our energy needs for the future.
Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), an arm of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), reported a breakthrough in fusion energy science on June 1, 2015, with the simulation of “plasmoids” in a tokamak-like environment.

It was also reported by PPPL that the breakthrough could significantly simplify the design of the tokamak.

A tokamak is a Russian-born, torus-shaped, magnetic confinement fusion device that creates and contains plasma equilibrium in a magnetic field wherein deuterium and tritium particles are introduced into heated plasma that must be maintained at a temperature over 100,000,000 degrees Celsius to produce fusion power.
Fusion is an environmentally-safe answer for energy production because there is no radioactive waste resulting from fusion reactions.

What Would Marlin Perkins Do?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/13/2015


This is Marlin Perkins who was Director of the St. Louis Zoo and hosted a popular television show called "Wild Kingdom" from 1963-1985.  He used his immense celebrity to pioneer the protection of endangered species and wildlife conservation in the United States.  Perkins was an adamant defender of wild animals from both hunting and human encroachment and his zoo in St. Louis became a model for zoos around the world for displaying animals in humane and educational environments.  Too bad Marlin isn't here now to protect his fabulous zoo from the gun fairies.
Gun rights advocate Jeffry Smith says he won’t be packing heat as he originally planned when he heads to the St. Louis Zoo on Saturday.

Smith, 56, of the Cincinnati area, says he believes the zoo has failed to prove its ban on guns and other weapons is legal, but he will not defy a city judge’s order barring him from entering the zoo with a firearm. He had planned to go armed with a holstered .45-caliber handgun Saturday afternoon — and invited other armed zoo-goers to join him— to test the zoo’s policy, a move that has put the St. Louis Zoo in the crosshairs of the gun rights debate in Missouri.

After Smith announced his protest, the zoo sought a restraining order blocking Smith from entering the zoo with a gun or weapon ...

In August, Missouri lawmakers passed a law that says cities can’t stop people with a concealed-gun permit from openly carrying a weapon ...

The Liberal Media Zombie Lie

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/12/2015


Every once in a while, the bullshit "liberal media" presumption wanders out of its cage in the Talk-Radio zoo and onto the 'mainstream' media stage where lackeys like Joe Scarborough try to stick that hackneyed old lie back on our rulers' propaganda-machine.  But then a supposedly liberal foof like Mark Halperin here slips and calls President Barry a 'dick' on the Tee-vee and it's back to Talk-Radio and the mouth-breathers for the "drive-by media" zombie lie.  Halperin's dad, Mort, one of the early, big-time neocons in the State Department, 'persuaded' Richard Nixon to by-pass Congress and massively support & re-supply Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War even though it caused a horrible oil boycott of the U.S. and almost started World War III.  Mort's son, Mark was rewarded for his dad's fealty to Israel with the plum job of political director for ABC News at the tender age of 30.  From there the young Halperin made sure that Israel's propaganda needs were met on that network and other media outlets for the next 18-years.  But that mistake on Morning Joe! must've really pissed off one of our rulers.
Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor Mark Halperin is scheduled to conduct a "Sunrise Pilates" session co-hosted by Ann Romney at a retreat for wealthy Republican donors ...

Another 6 Months? We Got This

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/11/2015


After 13 years and 6-trillion-dollars, The NY Times apprehensively announces that L'il Bushie's "As the Iraqis stand up; we will stand down" plan is getting a re-boot.
President Obama’s decision to open a new base for an additional 450 American military trainers and other personnel in Anbar Province in Iraq is designed to give a badly needed lift to the Sunni tribes and Iraqi troops who have been struggling to hold their own against the Islamic State ...

Mr. Obama’s plan does not call for small teams of American troops to accompany Iraqi fighters onto the battlefield ... Nor is it likely to significantly intensify an air campaign ...

“This alone is not going to do it,” said Michèle A. Flournoy, who was the senior policy official in the Pentagon during Mr. Obama’s first term. “It is a great first step, but it should be the first in a series of steps” ...

Former defense and intelligence officials said that ... the plan needed to be more aggressive. The United States learned ... in the city of Basra in 2008 that mentoring Iraq’s forces works best when it is done in the field ...

Derek Harvey, a retired Army colonel and former intelligence officer who served in Iraq, also said that keeping all of the advisers within the confines of Al Taqqadum would limit their effectiveness.

But White House officials said their strategy struck the right balance ...

"[T]he best way for Iraqis to take back those portions of their country that have fallen to ISIL is for them to be in the lead.”
First of all, know this.  That the jerk-offs at the NY Times have been absolutely wrong about everything concerning the Iraq War-4-Israel.

Which One? You Choose

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/10/2015


David Petraeus and Edward Snowden both leaked top-secret documents which could equally compromise national security.  Petraeus leaked to his girlfriend so she would continue to fuck him SO good.  Snowden to the American people and world at large because he could no longer "in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."  Thirty-four of our rulers sent personal, heartfelt letters to the presiding judge in Petraeus' case, begging for mercy.
Former CIA head and surprisingly sexual military general David Petraeus was sentenced in April to two years probation and a $100,000 fine for sharing classified government information with his lover/biographer, Paula Broadwell. Considering the fate of other patriots who leaked secrets, Petraeus got off easy ...

Recently unsealed documents from the case reveal that 34 powerful and busy men and women, from Tony Blair to Dianne Feinstein, wrote letters to Judge David C. Kessler of the western district of North Carolina pleading for a light sentence for their friend. The letters cite Petraeus’s heroism, commitment to exercise, and his astuteness in “theaters of war.” None of the letters mention his prowess as a father or husband (or lover) ...

Sander Gerber, a businessman, wrote: "He is always inserting kernels of knowledge, like don't wear underwear under the cycling bib (unfortunately he told me that after 2 painful rides!).  This email adeptness expands his ability to mentor many like myself,  Still, Dave has always been available to get together in person or via phone if I want to speak to him."
The rest of the letters are just as ego-centric and stupid.

Jebbie Is The Worst

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/9/2015


Jebbie Bush, like his brother before him, is trying to be all 'compassionate' and 'inclusive' as he trolls for support in our rulers' media, putting down Hillary on the FoxyNews for her 'divisive' tactics on voter suppression and not reaching out to Southern, white male voters.  Of course we all saw how well reaching out to nutcase ReePubs white-guys worked out for her husband after his re-election in 1996 when the ReePubs actually impeached him without cause.

But Jebbie knows that what really fluffs & makes those ReePub donors hard is that strict disciplinarian shtick which starts with lectures about morals and ends by dropping Freedom Bombs™ on some brown people somewhere.
Public shaming would be an effective way to regulate the “irresponsible behavior” of unwed mothers, misbehaving teenagers and welfare recipients, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) argued in his 1995 book Profiles in Character.

In a chapter called "The Restoration of Shame,” the likely 2016 presidential candidate made the case that restoring the art of public humiliation could help prevent pregnancies “out of wedlock” ...
"One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this behavior, no reason to feel shame ..."
Bush points to Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter, in which the main character is forced to wear a large red "A" for "adulterer" on her clothes to punish her for having an extramarital affair that produced a child, as an early model for his worldview.

Sheldon Adelson's Money

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 6/8/2015


The biggest hurdle for any of the candidates in the ReePub Clown Car is kissing SHELDON ADELSON'S ass good enough to get all those shekelsWithout Sheldon's money?  NO ReePub nomination.  Period.  During Scotty Walker's audition Sunday on a Tee-vee morning chat-show, he promised to re-bang that Iraq War-4-Israel bitch one mo' time.  And that, like the above nuclear explosions in the desert, made Shelly smile.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he wouldn’t rule out a full-blown re-invasion of Iraq if he were to become the next commander-in-chief.

The likely Republican presidential candidate and early frontrunner in several polls said he would consider a re-invasion ...

"It would not be limited to anything out there," Walker told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview for “This Week.”
So you got that?  Scotkin will borrow another 6-trillion-dollars and drop it down the Middle-East rabbit hole for Shelly's Oded Yinon Plan and fuck the economy and your retirement.  Forever.  You lazy Amerikan dog.  There's gonna be a MUCH bigger Israel for Shelly and his ancestors to be buried in.

That's. All. That. Counts.

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