There were two respites from the crushing boredom and angst of elementary school: 1. recess and, 2. a hall-pass for the bathroom or a drink-of-water. Remember hiccuping during class and then praying for that next hiccup? So you could raise your hand, go up to the teacher and display your next hiccup and, thus, gain a hall-pass? Lucky for us we weren't elementary school students in St. Louis, MO in 2016:
Preliminary testing shows lead contamination in the water in some St. Louis school buildings. Water has been shut off at fountains and sinks in dozens of St. Louis Public School buildings.
This is Deshaun Watson, probably the best college football player in the country. Deshaun is the Quarterback on the number-two-ranked Clemson University football team. The Tigers, and Deshaun, have a very good shot at the national championship. Clemson's a school in South Carolina where citizens, like Dylann Roof, still seem to be having a tough time with that whole Civil War, Confederate Flag & slavery deal. Dylann shot & killed 9, innocent Black churchgoers in Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last summer, because? "Blacks were taking over the world!" is what he told his pal John Mullens. The icon-building on the Clemson's campus is Tillman Hall. Tillman's clock tower has anchored the campus ever since the college began in 1893. The building is named after a raging white-supremacist asshole named Ben Tillman.
Ben Tillman's long and bloody public career began in 1876 at what would ultimately be called the Hamburg Massacre.
As Hillary!s 'Big Tent' bulges with more & more right-wingers and neocon/Likuds who want nothing other than all-war-all-the-time, it's getting hard for the Clintonistas to reconcile these war-ghouls with her 'Progressive' supporters who actually think she gives-a-shit about women's rights, immigration, child poverty, gun-control, etc. Acclaimed political commentator Glen Ford nails exactly how Hillary!s handlers will solve this problem ... It's all a conspiracy!
It is surreal to hear the Clinton campaign and its vast army of surrogates, including virtually the entirety of the corporate media, howl about “conspiracy theories” ... With Donald Trump’s electoral prospects diminishing by the day, the only thing the Clinton camp has to fear is the facts.
This is the Governor of Maine, Paul LePage. Like most ignoramuses, Paulie likes to run-his-mouth. But because he's governor of a United State, people listen to his shit and record it and put it on the Tee-vee, because? Ratings. Also, PROFITZ! Paulie left a voicemail for Maine State Representative Drew Gattine this week where he called him a 'cocksucker', twice, and said: "I'm after you!" The ruling elite in Maine, which includes the Bushies, don't give-a-shit what Paulie says, because? 1. He's lowered their taxes. 2. He kicks and makes fun of the Olds & the Poors, which they absolutely love, and, 3. He funnels State money to them as much as possible.
When it comes to blood-dripping from fangs, neocon war-ghouls, they don't come much finer than Johnnie "Death Squads" Negroponte. So guess who's just praised Hillary and firmly endorsed her for her "leadership qualities"?
Among the right-wingers that have jumped the Republican ship and thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton ... you’ll find neoconservatives and warmongers who have vocally supported just about every heinous US foreign policy venture under the sun, from the Iraq War to Libya to torture. But though their cheerleading may have been valuable in the push for these actions, few can claim direct responsibility in the making of these disasters.
Not so for John Negroponte, the former career diplomat who served under four Republican presidents and one Democrat and whose support for Clinton was announced last week.
Hillary and her BFF Viktor Pinchuk have had the hate on for Putin ever since he prevented the Amerikan invasion of Syria by informing the world that the Sarin gas used in the Ghouta Chemical Attack of August, 2013 definitely did NOT come from Assad's government forces. Putin knew this because Russia had actually sold the - DIFFERENT - chemical weapons to both Syria & Libya. The specific weapons used in Ghouta came from? LIBYA. Through? Benghazi! (No, really) The Sarin was available because Hillary & her NATO pals had regime-changed President Qaddafi and his chemical-weapons stash became insecure and could be moved through Turkey into Syria.
This is Mormon Bishop Lyle Jeffs and some of his sister-wives. Lyle is the brother, and "special counselor", of notorious Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs who's been busted several times for polygamy and violation of forced child labor laws. Mormon leaders, from Brigham Young to the present, have always had a proclivity for ever & ever more youthful vaginas and the many child laborers they can yield. These grifters try to hide behind the Book of Mormon and its sanctioning of these activities, even though these sanctions were 'removed' from that supposedly sacrosanct book in the 1890s.
The above video is from a June, 2012 episode of The Charlie Rose Show, our rulers' go-to outlet for dropping war
propaganda. In this segment the then-current Secretary of State,
Hillary, compares her war ghoul proclivities with a former Secretary of
State, James A. Baker. Bakes says he'd Freedom Bomb™ the shit outta Iran
and Hillary just cackles like a witch and finally blurts out: “The best
thing that could happen to us is be attacked by somebody!"
Reminds me of Hillary's neocon pal & endorser, Stu Bykofsky when he said: "We need another 9-11".
Here's an idea. Since our piece-of-shit, bought & paid for Congress & President won't do ANYTHING about the country that, clearly, attacked the USA on 9-11 and murdered 2,997 Americans - Saudi Arabia - we should make them, at least, solve the "student loan problem."
Across Ohio every year, lawyers working for the attorney general sue thousands of college students with unpaid loans from one of the state’s public universities.
[S]ome former Ohio State students have been wrongfully sued. Others, because of Ohio’s lax laws on notification of lawsuits, didn’t know they had been sued. For some, their debts date to President Richard Nixon's first term. With compounding interest and fees assessed on top of other fees, some of these borrowers now owe as much as five times the original principal.
Milton Friedman's legacy and his Free Marketeers!™ just lost one of their biggest triumphs from the Reagan era - Federal privatized prisons!
The Department of Justice will stop contracting with private prisons, the department announced Thursday morning. The decision comes a week after the DOJ inspector general released a damning report on the safety, security, and oversight of private prisons, which incarcerate 12 percent of federal inmates.
Years ago, in Grady's other life, he worked on a promotional 'documentary' for the Corrections Corporation of Amerika (CCA).
Lost in all the hype & hoopla our rulers flooded their media with after Hillary!s nomination was a study, by a little University called STANFORD, which said, unequivocally, that Hillary and the DNC cheated and that Bernie Sanders actually got MORE votes in the democratic primaries.
When Ryan Lochte was a kid, in Rochester, NY, adults there realized he was stronger than the other kids. Had more endurance. So he was selected for exceptional treatment and coaching at a young age and became an Olympic swimmer. Ryan won a Gold Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, then medaled in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in 2012 at London, where the New York Times gushed about “his twinkling blue eyes, aquiline nose and dimpled smile.” The NY Times, and the rest of our rulers' media, just LUVs telling Amerikans they're 'exceptional' and, even more, describing the very heights of that exceptionalism with stories about Amerikans like Ryan Lochte here.
The venture/vulture capitalist contingent of our rulers' play-pen has been keen on Driverless Cars!™ for the last 3-or-so years. The smart money says this is the next big artery into which our entrepreneurial vampire squids, like Uber's Travis Kalanick, can jam their blood-funnels and suck PROFITZ! But "Self-Driving Cars" are, of course, bullshit, so how do you keep the chumps development-capital flowing into the ol' R&D feed-bin? One way is to drop unchallenged & utter horseshit PR, masquerading as the 'News', like the above Bloomberg headline, into our rulers' media stream ... and hope readers aren't paying too close attention, or something?
In the 1950s, after World War II, the farmlands around cities were rapidly turned into suburbs, because? G.I. Bill. Our rulers were thankful to their subjects for saving-their-ass from the other, 'bad' rulers in Europe & Japan. This huge suburb expansion required an equally huge investment in infrastructure, particularly roads, and our rulers were happy to do it, because? G.I. Heroes. Back then, those new roads were always gravel roads: middle-crowned, flattened paths with steep (dangerous) drainage ditches on the side and small pebbles (gravel) flattened into soft tar on top. Gravel roads worked okay in winter, but in the summer, the tar softened and the gravel loosened. It made large, ugly noises when it hit the underside of your new car and the tar stuck to rocker panels making that car look icky.
Our neocon rulers are so confident that they're going to get their war-moll, Hillary, elected President that they've already started the PR blitz to sell her Syrian invasion to the American public, much like they did with Ahmad Chalabi and the Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney campaign with the Iraq War. The debut of the campaign was in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Neocon propagandists, posing as journalists, got an entire issue of the magazine to focus on six "Arabs" in the Middle East, and, particularly, a 23-year-old Syrian man named Majd Ibrahim, who was used to guide Americans through a false narrative about the beginnings of the phony Syrian 'civil' War. The NY Times propagandists try to place the blame for the war on the Syrian Government's "brutal crackdown" on protests in the city of Dara'a, in March 2011:
There are going to be WAY more wars when President Hillary! takes the controls, and that means? WAY more drone-pilots. So, let's see - which do you think it'll be - forgiving onerous student-loan debts and more money for early-education Head Start preschool programs, etc.etc.? Or ... more drone-pilot retention 'incentives'?
It's no secret that the US Air Force is doing everything it can to recruit and keep drone pilots, and now it's resorting to a very direct solution: cold, hard cash. The military branch is offering $10,000 more per year in bonuses to those pilots who renew their active duty commitment for 5 years. They were already getting a hefty $25,000 extra per year, but this is a huge incentive -- if a pilot is active for the full term, that's a total of $175,000 above and beyond their usual pay ...
Our rulers dispatched one of their most reliable Middle Eastern propagandists, Scott Anderson, to drop some major bullshit in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday. The magazine's editor brags that devoting the entire magazine to one subject: "the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world" is "unprecedented" and "is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read." And nothing could be farther from the Truth. Anderson pretends to tell the story of six Arabs from Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan but the focus of the propaganda is on Syria, of course, and the reasons, that will soon be packaged & pitched to an unsuspecting American public, for invading Syria and starting yet another phony, stupid war-4-Israel there - once Hillary! becomes President.
Russian Olympic diver Nadezhda Bazhina hit the water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Stadium HARD yesterday. She was diving from a board 3-meters, about 10-feet, above the surface and a crooked launch caused her "agony of defeat" to probably hurt-like-hell. But, to Nadezhda's credit, she didn't even flinch, nor even reach back to check if all her parts were still there. No tears nor complaints - just a quick shower-off and on to the next dive.
Obviously, the neocon/Likud boss-in-charge of our Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney media still thinks that ex-CIA Director, torture-boy (and Pussycat)
Mickey Morell ("How could you do this to another human being?!"), still
has enough credibility to be trotted out, usually late at night on the
show nobody watches, Charlie Rose,
for spewing propaganda that can be re-packaged on the entertainment
'News' over the following week or so. Watch the above video and,
imagine, if you will, substituting "Netanyahu" (the guy who humiliated our President
in front of a joint session of Congress) each time Mickey says "Assad",
and "Israelis" (the folks who attacked/murdered 34 American sailors
aboard the USS Liberty) every time he
says "Russians", and "Saudis" (the guys who attacked us on 9-11) every
time he says "Iranians".
Condoleezza Rice, James Baker, George Shultz and Henry Kissinger are among a handful of so-called Republican “elders” with foreign policy and national security experience ... who have yet to come out for or against Trump.
A person close to Clinton said her team has sent out feelers to the GOP elders ...
In July of 1974, a month before Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9th, a military coup against the democratically-elected Argentinian government of Isabel Perón began. The United Snakes has always denied having had anything to do with the coup in Argentina. We now know that was complete bullshit - and WAY too bad for the "Desaparecidos". Nixon ended up addressing his letter-of-resignation to Secretary of State and regime-changer extraordinaire, Henry Kissinger (there was no set procedure for Presidential resignation-in-disgrace contained in the Constitution) and, figuratively, it now turns out, so did Argentina's President Perón.
This is a video
just released by convicted tax-fraudster and big-time evangelical
grifter, Kent Hovind. Hovind was just your run-of-the-mill young-earth
creationist with a fair-to-middlin' congregation in Pensacola,
FL until he decided to jump on the Biblical theme park grift back in the
late 1990s. He started raising money for Dinosaur Adventure Land
and, of course, the money found its way into Kent's personal treasures
rather than the 7-acre tract, behind his house "Where Dinosaurs and the
Bible meet!" The IRS stepped in, Kent went full "Sovereign Citizen"
and ended up in prison for tax fraud. He was released after serving
most of his 10-year sentence on July 9, 2016 and placed under house
arrest until tomorrow, August 9, when, presumably his new trial for mail
fraud will begin. Pastor Hovind has released this video which proves
that the United States is just like Hitler these days - and so he's innocent!
The designation of combat readiness, known in military terms as initial operational capability, or IOC, means at least a dozen F-35s have trained personnel and can provide basic air support to ground troops and deploy a limited number of weapons.
However, it won’t get its final software until next year, and then testing will continue for an additional two years before the plane is able to fulfill all its missions ...
In spite of NBC's best efforts to trivialize and generally fuck up the Opening Ceremony at the Rio Olympics, Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' show was spectacular. So much more artistic, and relevant, than the stupid, cutesy 2012 opening in London and the regimental, goose-stepping forced-march of 2008 in Beijing. Meirelles described it best: "Athens was about the classics, Beijing was grandiose and muscular, London was smart, and ours – ours will be cool." He also. wisely, explained: "I guess I’d be ashamed to waste what London spent (80-Million-Pounds) in a country where we need sanitation, where education needs money ... So I’m very glad we are not spending money like crazy."
BTW, London ALSO needs sanitation improvement and British public education is a joke, because? Austerity! Whatever. London's banksters demanded to be entertained!