Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/23/2014
As our Khazar-controlled media spins itself inside-out, trying to blame Palestinians for the Freedom Bombs™ the Khazars in Occupied Palestine are dropping on them whilst simultaneously blaming their bogey-man of the year, Putin, for the destruction of Malaysian Air MH-17, let's take a look-back at the Ukraine in March of 2010. Back then, the Ukraine was governed by a DEMOCRATICALLY-elected government and was relatively peaceful. The Ukraine had had a taste of Western, IMF-style 'austerity' capitalism in 2004. It had been a disaster and the people weren't buying that Free Markets!™ bullshit anymore. So in February, 2010 they elected Viktor Yanukovych, a moderate who promised to try and reconcile the rich crony-capitalist Ukrainians' desire for Western-style vulture-capitalism with the people's traditional style of Russian dependency, particularly with regard to natural gas delivery to Europe. Later in 2013, Vladimir Putin was helping President Barry prevent the Khazars attempts to start two more phony wars in Syria and Iran. They prevented the wars and also got a sanction-lifting deal for Iran with new Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping. This made the warmongering, blood-dripping-from-fangs Khazars in Occupied Palestine bat-shit crazy so they dispatched their neocon operative in the U.S. State Department, Vicky Nuland, to start a war next door to Putin in the Ukraine. Vicky recruited eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar and together they shoved millions of dollars worth the weapons & bribes into the hands of the "Hard Men" of the Ukraine, and they got their "revolution" in January, 2014 - resulting in problems for Putin. The democratically-elected government was overthrown and replaced by a committee dictatorship controlled by the "Hard Men". This is a fact that you will never, EVER hear on the Khazar media that the current Ukrainian government is an appointed dictatorship that overthrew a democratically-elected government. Why? Because our rulers and their Khazar media HATE democracy.
The Ukraine is awash in uncontrolled, unregistered weapons, scary weapons like surface-to-air missiles. The United Snakes STARTED this weapons proliferation - NOT Putin. The Khazar media has NO IDEA who fired that missile at MH-17 but they will tell you, all-day-long, that Putin did it.
Don't believe any of the shit the Khazars tell you on their Tee-vee and in their NY Times unless you want more bullshit wars like the Six-Trillion-Dollar Afghan/Iraq mistakes.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/22/2014
We have this con-artist, Theodore Herzl, to thank as the death toll in Gaza rises above 600. In recognition of Mr. Herzl's mendacity, this blog has decided that it will no longer use the word 'Israel' to describe Occupied Palestine. The Eastern European immigrants who have invaded Palestine, stolen the land, water and dignity of the people there are actually, according to Shlomo Sand's superb book, The Invention of the Jewish People, Khazars from the Caucasus - an area North of the Black and Caspian Seas split by the Volga River Valley. What is now The Ukraine, Southern Russia and Georgia was known as Khazaria in the 8th Century CE when the nobility there converted to Judaism and the common people followed. These people have about as much connection to Palestine as Grady does, which is none at all. Yet because of a Hungarian journalist named Theodor Herzl, we had the invention 'Zionism' and 'Israel' in 1895. Herzl was an atheist who didn't believe in any of the nonsense in the Torah, or Old Testament, yet he cynically used these myths to fabricate a "Jewish Land" folklore. This lie was bolstered in 1907 when Samuel Untermeyer and some rich Zionists in New York City hired and patronized an ex-bank embezzler named Cyrus I. Scofield to re-write the Old Testament, renaming Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, 'Israel' and inserting that name into the exodus narrative where it had never existed before. Untermeyer used his influence to have the "American Subsidiary" of the Oxford Press publish Scofield's Bible and called it "The King James Version". It had about as much connection to England, King James and Oxford as gefilte fish does.
The Zionists killed truth in Occupied Palestine and got away with it. Now they're trying to use their Khazarian victimhood propaganda to kill Hamas.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/21/2014
As the slaughter and genocide continues, our Israeli-controlled media keeps trying to come up with reasons why it's SO good & just that Victim-Israel is Freedom Bombing™ the shit outta their open-air prison in Gaza. The Izzies dragged out there go-to girl, Hillary, to justify the slaughter - spreading the most rancid bullshit of how altruistic Israel was when they imprisoned Gaza because they left the greenhouses & stuff:
“You know, when Israel withdrew from Gaza … they left a lot of their businesses–there was a really very valuable horticultural business that was set up by the Israelis who had lived in Gaza. And the idea was that this would be literally turned over–money was provided, there would be a fund that would train Palestinians in Gaza to do this work. And basically the leadership said ‘we don’t want anything left from Israel’ [and] destroyed it all. That mentality to me is hard to deal with.”Suppose you'd had a little farm in Gaza in 1967. When Israel occupied, Eastern European settlers started coming in, pushing you around, trying to start fights. When you & other Gaza farmers tried to protect your land - the settlers screamed 'terrorists!" and the multi-Billion-Dollar Israeli army came in, bludgeoned you, leveled your farm and gave the land to the settlers. Gazans who'd owned the farmland were herded into small open-air ghetto/prisons called "refugee camps". American media ran stories of how brave the poor, ravaged settlers were, trying to start a new life as a farmer with Arab terrorists threatening them at every turn! This propaganda was designed to fund-raise. The American Congress voted HUGE subsidies for the settlers stolen farms. Billion$ for gigantic water projects were contributed by American taxpayers. The Eastern European land & water thieves used these lavish subsidies to build greenhouses and irrigation systems - and took ALL the profits for themselves. They never paid back a penny.
Back in 2000, deal was that the neocons and their media would fix the election for L'il Bushie and he would reciprocate by giving them the Iraq War - contingent on Israel getting the settlers out of Gaza and setting up the open-air prison.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/20/2014
More than 80% of California is in what the National Weather Service describes as "extreme drought":
California is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says.You want a "shovel-ready", HUGE infrastructure project to pull the United Snakes out of this economic morass? Desalination for California.
With more than 80% of the state in an extreme drought, dry conditions will probably continue and won't improve much in the next few months, said climatologist Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska.
The prolonged statewide drought means it will be “harder to break the cycle,” much like some thirsty regions in Oklahoma and the entire state of Texas, which have been struggling with drought since 2010, he said.
A U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday showed 81% of California in the category of extreme drought or worse, up from 78%. Three months ago, it was 68%.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/19/2014
The blatant Israeli propaganda perpetrated by ABC News in the Diane Sawyer scandal, and the lack of outrage by the rest of our bullshit media (especially when you compare it to coverage of the Bush National Guard/Fake Memos story) is astonishing. But the manipulation of the tragic story of Malaysian Airlines MH17 downed by a missile over the Ukraine is even worse. The lick-spittle propagandists and PR hacks have lined up, striving to outdo each other to show their fealty to Israel and the neocon order that started this mess in the Ukraine. The amount of bullshit speculation and Putin degradation blabbered over the airwaves since Thursday is astounding, truly comparable to the Weapons-of-Mass-Bullshit hype before the phony Iraq War. These chicken-shit ghouls want war SO bad and can't wait to report about someone else fighting it. They are lower than dog-shit.
This media blathering about MH17 has a three-fold purpose for our rulers. One: it fortifies the Putin-hate thus weakening his position as a peace arbitrator in Syria. Two: it is an effective distraction away from the genocide Israelis robustly cheer while the death toll climbs in Gaza. And three: it energizes Likud's racist American Jewish base which leads to more donations to tough-guy Bibi and his gangsters for their upcoming elections. Winny-Win-WIN!
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/18/2014
Our chicken-shit media is afraid to show you Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza which looks significantly worse than this now. Israel's new genocide/terror tactic is threatening phone calls to the hospital in the middle of the night, telling staff the bombs are coming! FIRST-thing-in-the-morning!
After sustaining five missiles last Saturday, Al-Wafa Hospital in Gaza City received disturbing phone calls last night warning of a new round of bombings ...Those of you who've been in the hospital with a serious illness know well that a complete evacuation of a hospital, in the middle of the night, before 8:00am is ridiculous. What about the emergency operations, like the appendectomy Grady had at 1:00am? And people in critical condition?
International volunteers at the hospital report that someone claiming to be from the “Defense department of the Israeli forces” called at 23:05 (11:05pm), telling everyone to evacuate by morning.
Just a few minutes later, at 23:10, the hospital received a recorded message stating that the downtown neighborhood of Shajaia, with a population of approximately 100,000 people, should also evacuate by the following morning.
Then again, at 23:55, another call reiterated the request to leave, saying the hospital would be bombed by 08:00. “Because we don’t want innocent people to get hurt, we care about innocent people, [we] ask you to leave because we are doing a mass operation in your area,” the caller stated.
Hospital administrators sought the intervention of the World Health Organization, which contacted the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF reportedly contradicted their prior message to the hospital when speaking with the WHO. “It is a hospital, so we won’t bomb it,” the IDF reportedly told the WHO ...
Despite numerous phone calls, Israeli Defense Force spokespeople continue to ignore requests for justification for Saturday’s attack, and cannot offer any information about a potential attack in a few hours. “If they received a message to leave, they should leave,” said one spokesperson.
Well the ghouls in the IDF don't care. They shelled the hospital this morning:
- Al Wafa Hospital - damage on multiple floors - power has been cut -
shelling is on going - some patients cannot be evacuated - some can -
like i said - they probably will be there left to die - 6 staff members
have been injured -The media is too frightened of Israel to show the carnage at al Wafa and with good reason. NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin actually tried to report some news from Gaza when an Israeli navy ship shelled some kids on a beach Tuesday, playing soccer, killing four of them. Mohyeldin, an experienced correspondent who knows Gaza well and speaks the local languages, was immediately pulled from the area by his bosses in Jerusalem. The message is crystal-clear to all the chicken-shit American "journalists": if you don't report EXACTLY what Israel wants - you're not going to be a "reporter" any more. Just ask Diane Sawyer.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/17/2014
This is Robert Rubin. He is a BIG, crooked Bankster. Robert Rubin did not get indicted but some banksters actually did - not BIG Banksters - but banksters nonetheless. There are indictments and even guilty pleas:
[A]nother former Wilmington Trust business lender has been indicted, by federal prosecutors in Wilmington, and charged with fraud for giving a developer millions more than he was authorized to lend in the years leading up to the collapse and forced sale of what used to be Delaware's dominant bank.But the kicker is that the guys, supposedly, watching these banksters - the Senior Management? The Big Boys? It's still non toucher pas when it comes to those guys:
The ex-lender, Peter W. Hayes, worked for the bank for 20 years until he left in 2011, the year the bank was taken over by M&T Bank, which cut more than 700 jobs. Hayes is accused of lending $195 million to a developer over several years, while he was secretly invested in the developer's properties, and using false and insufficient documents to justify loans that weren't repaid ...
Hayes faces 210 years in prison and $7
million in fines if convicted of all five counts of fraud and two of
bribery, according to US Attorney Charles Oberly ...
Hayes is the latest ex-Wilmington Trust lenders and customers to face federal charges for losses in the run-up to the bank's financial collapse. In February 2013, Kevin McAlllister was sentenced to 20 months for fraud, bribery and tax evasion for taking kickbacks from a Delaware County mortgage broker in exchange for loans that went unpaid.
Joseph Terranova, former vice president in the bank's commercial real estate unit, last year pleaded guilty of "conspiring to extend credit to customers of the Bank under terms inconsistent with those approved by the Bank's loan committee." His former boss, ex-Wilmington Trust Delaware banking chief Brian D. Bailey, was indicted last winter on bribery, fraud and money laundering charges for a string of illegally disguised loans to a lender at MidCoast Bank ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/16/2014
As Israel's image sinks to depths even South Africa never experienced, our Israeli controlled media becomes more & more desperate to find anything that could stem the tide. Their latest bullshit story is that Hamas "rejected" a negotiated ceasefire:
It’s the siege, stupid. Talk to virtually anyone in Gaza and they will tell you the same. The siege is living death, slowly crushing the life out of Gaza. It has to end.What "ceasefire" means to Israel? Palestinians in Gaza will cease fire while Israel will continue to attack, invade and kill Palestinians perpetuating a slow, genocidal siege.
This is a main reason why Hamas did not accede to the attempt by Israel, through its ally the Egyptian dictatorship, to impose a unilateral “ceasefire” about which Hamas says it was never even consulted, hearing about the initiative only through the media ...
But the fact remains: it is Israel that has rejected reasonable ceasefire conditions that have always been on the table.
Hamas’ conditions for a ceasefire have been clear. As the Guardian reported on 9 July, Hamas has:
asked for the ceasefire conditions from the last major round of fighting with Israel in [November] 2012 to be reinstated, for the re-release of prisoners freed by Israel in exchange for the kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, who were rounded up again by Israeli after the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, later found murdered, and an end to what it says is Israeli meddling in the Palestinian unity government.In other words, Hamas mostly wants Israel to abide by agreements it has already made.
In November 2012, Israel agreed to “stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip [by] land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.”
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/15/2014
It's official. The technocrats and brainiacs at British Petroleum have probed, calibrated and analyzed ALL of the oil that's left on this little ol' planet - every-single-drop - and we've got ... 53.3 years left:
BP’s annual report on proved global oil reserves says that as of the end of 2013, Earth has nearly 1.688 trillion barrels of crude, which will last 53.3 years at current rates of extraction ...Okay? Got that? "Drill-Baby-Drill" - MAXIMUM extraction effort - is good for 53.3 years - until 2067. That's it.
The increased amount of oil in the report include 900 million barrels detected in Russia and 800 million barrels in Venezuela ...
As for the United States, which lately has been ramping up oil extraction through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, BP says its proven oil reserves are 44.2 billion barrels ...
And while the amount of proven oil reserves, and their extraction, are rising each year, so is concern about how they're recovered. Not only do new extraction methods use huge amounts of energy to get even more energy, particularly from shale, they also use chemicals and metals that many fear poison nearby soil and groundwater, and generate huge amounts of toxic wastewater.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/14/2014
Israel's and the Texas war-profiteerin' crank billionaires' image consultants got together and decided that a pair of horn-rimmed glasses will make Americans forget how stupid Rick Perry is. Maybe the glasses will help this buffoon remember his debate talking points, or at least be able to read them off the notes they prepare for him, next time he cites the three government agencies he's a'gonna close down:
We never got that third agency's name out of Governor Shit-fer-Brains. How 'bout - the Department of Post-Modern Deconstructionism? Or The 50-lb Cheese-Wheel Agency? Main thing: millions & millions of Americans will go hungry and/or without crucial services if Israel and its enablers ever get this moron elected president - but - we'll get some MORE TROOPS and some brand-new wars in the Middle East. That's for sure. Ricky done LUVs him sendin' them soldier-boyz in there actin' all tough'n stuff. Wherever they tell him to.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/13/2014
In spite of what the bullshit merchants at the New York Times tell us, and remember, they were the ones who warned, without question, that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Bullshit - Israel has violated cease-fires WAY more often than Gaza has:
In an ongoing study of violence between Israel and Gaza, The Jerusalem Fund, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., has cataloged cease-fire violations on either side. The principal finding is as follows: “Palestinian launches have been rare and sporadic and occurred almost always after successive instances of Israeli cease-fire violations.” Despite this, in the diplomacy on Mid-East peace, we invariably hear about Israel’s security concerns, while that of the Palestinians’ is hardly mentioned ...
So how have these cease-fire dynamics been covered? We’ve tracked New York Times coverage of the cease-fire during this period. The New York Times is representative of the mainstream and extremely important for shaping public discourse ... The Times also has multiple reporters covering these events including a bureau in Jerusalem and a correspondent in Gaza ...
Of the nearly 120 Israeli cease-fire violations during this period the New York Times reported on 17 of them. Additionally, most of these stories (eleven) came either during the first week of the cease-fire ... That means for the bulk of this period, during which Israel committed 87 cease-fire violations and causing some 91 Palestinian casualties over nearly a one year period there were only six stories on the topic ... a systematic failure to cover Israeli cease-fire violations.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/12/2014
Our Israeli-controlled media is filled with lick-spittle politicians and pundits gravely declaring that "Israel has the right to defend itself!" over & over again. You hear it more than any other media theme-line these days - even more than other Israeli theme-line, "Obama Worst President Ever". In spite of the volume & frequency, this idea is false. Because? Simple. When you are an OCCUPYING POWER, inside a country, you most definitely do NOT have the right to "shoot fish in a barrel" indiscriminately:
A state cannot simultaneously exercise control over territory it occupies and militarily attack that territory on the claim that it is “foreign” and poses an exogenous (coming from the outside) national security threat. In doing precisely that, Israel is asserting rights that may be consistent with colonial domination but simply do not exist under international law.Remember, Israel started this genocide under the pretext that the people of Gaza had kidnapped three Israeli youths. It is important to realize, that from the moment this kidnapping was reported, the Netanyahu government has suppressed information about the kidnapping. There has been absolutely NO proof, NO evidence, that the people of Gaza, collectively, were responsible for this kidnapping. None. Nada. Zip.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/11/2014
As the Israeli genocide continues in Gaza, our Israeli-controlled, lick-spittle media continues, relentlessly, to frame this 'war' as a "fair fight". How come?
- The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is a 234-Billion-Dollar behemoth, fully supported by U.S. taxpayers - including gold-plated IDF "Veteran's Administration" healthcare, also paid for by U.S. taxpayers, that makes the U.S. Veteran's Administration look like the joke that it is.
- Gaza has no formal military capability to speak of, in spite of what our lying media says. The Israelis have paid-off some riff-raff collaborators in Gaza to lob worthless fireworks in the general direction of Israel, and blame it all on Hamas, when Hamas - supposedly - has much more effective missiles available to it which - for some mysterious reason - it is NOT using. Gee. Wonder why?
- Not one-single-rocket has done ANY damage to Israel, because, of course, they're being fired by IDF employees, which is why the
lying Blonde Bimbo of ABC "News" had to use pictures - from Gaza - for her "Rockets Raining Down on Israel" bullshit.
Israel has stolen the people of Gaza's humanity, their rights, their land, their water and now - even their terror is being taken away from them and used by the Israel's ABC "News" in a pernicious attempt to cover-up the genocide.
We are ruled by truly despicable persons.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/10/2014
ABC "News" broadcast this bullshit about Israel's attack on Gaza, painting the picture as Israeli victimization ("we take you to the ROCKETS RAINING DOWN ON ISRAEL") - as our lick-spittle Israeli media always does. Here is a PERFECT example of their bullshit. The Blonde Bimbo FALSELY identifies the first two pictures as Israelis:
"And here an ISRAELI FAMILY trying to salvage what they can. One woman standing speechless - among the ruins"The truth is, of course, that these are Palestinians in Gaza "trying to salvage what they can" - NOT Israelis. I'm sure the ABC propaganda hacks tried their best to find AT LEAST two pictures of destruction that were actually IN ISRAEL - but, of course, they couldn't. Why? Because there hasn't BEEN any destruction in Israel AT ALL. None. Nada. Nothing.
ABC tweeted a retraction but you can bet their Israeli overlords will not allow them to say ANYTHING on the Tee-vee about this egregious mistake. Because? ABC "News" is not journalism - it's Israeli propaganda.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/10/2014
As of July 09, 2014, 82 people in Gaza have been killed by the Israeli Defense Force who are basically "shooting fish in a barrel". 13 of these deaths, so far, have been identified as children.
NOT ONE Israeli has been killed by the, supposed, "hundreds of rockets" our Israeli-controlled, lick-spittle media keep screaming about. As a matter of fact, EXACTLY ONE Israeli has been, sadly, killed by Palestinian rockets since 2008.
And we Americans pay for this fucked-up bullshit.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/9/2014
Looks like Saudi Israelia's hired thugs are losing in Syria as the crucial city of Aleppo returns to the people's elected government control. So the Israelis are REALLY pissed off now that they didn't get another phony war and are pummeling President Barry in their media even more. From phony push-polls that he's unpopular and Amerikans would prefer Mittens Romney, to rejected handshakes from a buffoon like Rick Perry who's so stupid he can't even read off the talking points Texas crank-billionaires hand him, to the whole Putin-bully nonsense, the Israeli media has now turned to the immigrant-children problem to degrade Obama in the hopes that this time he'll cave and give them that shiny-new war. Dave Weigel at Slate has compiled a list of the NINE-times (including the current border-'crisis') the lick-spittle Israeli media has hissy-fitted & kerfluffled - branding the president with "Katrina Moments!"
Katrina Moment No. 1: The financial crisis. The initial Obama response to the financial crisis was framed as Katrina-ish in an encouraging sort of way ...The stupidity of these comparisons is only exceeded by the Amerikan people's proclivity to accept this utter bullshit & propaganda as journalism.
Katrina Moment No. 2: Swine flu. The swine flu outbreak of April 2009! Sure, you may have forgotten it ... whether a botched response would destroy the Obama presidency ...
Katrina Moment No. 3: The Underwear Bomber ... about how every flailing administration official was in danger of being compared to Michael "Brownie" Brown.
Katrina Moment No. 4: The Haiti earthquake ... the Wall Street Journal ... with a guest op-ed titled "Haiti: Obama's Katrina," and pointing out that "the death toll from Katrina was under 2,000 people" while "deaths in Haiti as of yesterday are at least 150,000."
Katrina Moment No. 5: The BP oil spill ... said Brian Williams during an interview with the president. "And you're familiar now that it's getting baked in a little bit in the media that BP was President Obama's Katrina ...
Katrina Moment No. 6: Hurricane Sandy ... Sean Hannity saying ... "this is starting to look like, in my opinion, Obama’s Katrina."
Katrina Moment No. 7: Benghazi/IRS/NSA. The trinity of scandals that broke out in the late spring 2013 were widely Katrina-fied.
Katrina Moment No. 8: Obamacare ... Ron Fournier (Karl Rove's best friend who poses as a journalist) even argued that the website crisis might be Obama's Katrina and Iraq.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/8/2014
What happens when a MAJOR drought hits a large metropolitan population?
Harsh, dry conditions continue to drive more of California into the highest possible category of drought, the National Weather Service announced Thursday.Grady doesn't remember this "last" severe drought, 15-years ago. That would've been 1999. But he does remember an important ramification, of an even MORE severe drought before that, in 1991 - mostly because of Hall-of-Famer, Eddie Murray, a first-baseman for the Dodgers at the time with a ginormous contract. Eddie got in some trouble & bad press for watering his daughter's personal soccer field too much during that drought. The team, at the time, had pushed past the Atlanta Braves for first-place in the Western Division:
Nearly 80% of the state was under "extreme" drought conditions in June, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map. Within that area, the amount considered to be in the highest category of drought -- "exceptional" -- grew from 33% in May to 36% ...
In April, the entire state was considered to be in severe drought for the first time in 15 years ...
Fruit and vegetable prices were also expected to increase by 6%, as the drought impacts crops in the Central Valley.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/7/2014
There is turmoil and righteous kerfuffle in our ruler's media today over this editorial (click to enbiggen) in a tiny little (circulation 12,000) New York monthly newspaper, the Westview News, with a headline: "The N****r in the White House". The resulting stories in other media outlets all, predictably, focus on the headline and the editor's wrong-headed decision to run it rather than the content of this excellent editorial by James Lincoln Collier:
The uproar in the press at the stunning defeat of Eric Cantor, the former majority leader of the House, "unrivaled in the history of Congressional primaries," according to the New York Times, has show a spotlight on the persistence of racism in the United States. The newspaper reports have said that Cantor was "insufficiently conservative" on issues like immigration. This is undoubtedly true, but it covers a greater and more important truth: Cantor was defeated mainly because his opponent, a man happily named Brat, was able to tie him to Obama in the minds of voters. Again according to the Times, Brat's most effective campaign tool was a photograph showing Cantor standing next to the president ...
One of the great surprises of this particular election was that the polls consistently showed that Cantor had a huge lead over Brat. The polls were not just slightly off, as they often are, but dramatically wrong. Nobody should have been surprised. Clearly, a whole lot of people who would not admit to a stranger on the phone to being racist, in the polling booths did what their hearts urged them to do - vote against Obama, even though he wasn't on the ballot. And one of the results of the Brat victory is that we are unlikely to see another black candidate for president for some time to come; the risks are just too great for major political parties to take.Our rulers get very nervous when their underlying propaganda strategies are so clearly revealed - and "the persistence of racism in the United States" that Collier so adroitly describes in his editorial is one of their favorites.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/6/2014
The F-35 jet cannot fly anywhere near thunderstorms because it will EXPLODE if struck by lightning. The Pentagon's answer? New rule: No fair attacking the United Snakes during thunderstorms. Okay? Now we can order 43 more of these turkeys - but - no more discounts!
Lockheed Martin Corp expects to sign a contract with the U.S. government early this summer for an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, but the deal is unlikely to match price reductions seen on the last few contracts ...Prediction: this cold-war relic will NEVER see the air-to-air combat it was specifically designed to address. It will end up, with the rest of the Pentagon's useless airplane SWAG and hangar-princesses, at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, rusting away under the desert sun.
Chief Financial Officer Bruce Tanner said the company had driven the price of the jets lower by 4 percent to 5 percent in each of the previous three contracts, but savings of that magnitude were unlikely on the next deal, which will be for 43 jets, given the lack of large quantity increases in the order.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/6/2014
This is the maimed face of Tariq Abu Khder, a 15-year-old high school kid from Tampa, FL. He was unlawfully and unmercifully beaten by a couple of Israeli police-thugs on Thursday. Here's the video:
If this happened to an Israeli kid, here in Los Angeles, Bibi Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman and the entire Knesset would be screaming for "justice". Our lick-spittle media, ever fearful for their phony-baloney jobs, would echo these screams and call, categorically, for the L.A. cops who did this to be extradited to Israel for trial. The Tee-vee torches & pitchforks would storm-the-castle! And our AIPAC-controlled Congress would force a meaningless 'Yay' vote on this extradition and then dutifully line up before the FoxNews cameras, condemning the LAPD in the vilest terms Roger Ailes would allow.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/5/2014
Our Israeli-biased media has been filled with stories of 3 Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and, sadly, killed, for the last 3 weeks. But there was not, and never is, even a mention of the Palestinian youngsters who are routinely arrested, beaten and sometimes killed by the Israeli Defense Force. Over 1,500 Palestinian children have been killed since Sept. 2000 when Ariel Sharon stupidly made a highly publicized visit to the Temple Mount in order to grift contributions for his Likud political party and started the Second Retaliation against Israeli Occupation.
So it was surprising to see a story in the Israeli-controlled New York Times about the Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and burned - alive - in retaliation. This "revenge" was encouraged by a foolish & greedy Bibi Netanyahu who, like Sharon, could not resist this temptation to cynically use the original kidnappings to gin his worldwide base and grift donations for the Likud Party's upcoming election campaign. Bear in mind that Netanyahu has absolutely NO PROOF that Hamas or any other Palestinian organization was responsible for the original kidnappings. The resulting rage from the unlawful settlers resulted in the grisliest revenge murder imaginable:
An autopsy of the Palestinian teenager who was snatched from an East Jerusalem street and slain this week found soot in his lungs that suggests he was burned alive ...
The autopsy showed that 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir ... had a head injury and burns over 90 percent of his body ...
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/4/2014
The country soundly rejected Mr. "47 Percent" as an over-privileged, clueless, never-grown-up, rich-kid wanker who doesn't pay taxes back in 2012. We didn't want another, lazy L'il Bushie privatizing and de-regulating everything - controlled by neocons and banksters - swinging his dick around and starting more wars-4-Israel in Iran & Syria that we couldn't afford. No thanks.
So the latest tactic by the Israel-Firsters to get yet another puppet-president is hyping a silly push-poll they manipulated to further degrade President Barry because he still refuses to give them the wars in Syria and Iran they demand and so crave. But there's an odd coupling of this poll propaganda with a ... ready for it?
According to its own ticker, DraftMitt.org has gathered more than 28,000 names of people who want Mitt Romney to run for president in 2016. That isn't anywhere near the 2 million-plus claimed by Ready for Hillary ...Grady could hazard a pretty good guess who's runnin' this and who's PAYIN' so that he gets a compliant Romney and an awesome nuclear demonstration!
But it's not nothing.
Which begs the question: Who's running this conservative (and low-budget) version of Ready for Hillary? That's the rub: Nobody seems to know.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/3/2014
This is Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods an organic food company. Mike's a grifter and first-class scumbag. He sold his Edensoy soy milk as an infant formula and was convicted of mislabeling, and did serious jail-time, back in 1988. Mike's been pissed off at the guv'mint ever since - makin' him do-time just because some babies got sick. Whatever happen to Free Markets!™? The constitution? Also, too, FREEDUM!
Now Mike's jumping on the HobbyLobby legal bandwagon and re-opening a failed lawsuit to get out of paying for contraception insurance for his female employees even though he's not so clear on the religious reasons for his objections:
In April of last year, Potter made a bizarrely inept attempt to explain the reasoning behind his company’s suit to Salon reporter Irin Carmon. From her article:
“I’ve got more interest in good quality long underwear than I have in birth control pills,” [Potter said.] …
I … asked why he said he didn’t care about birth control, since he filed a suit about it and all.
“Because I’m a man, number one and it’s really none of my business what women do,” Potter said. So, then, why bother suing? “Because I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story.” He added, “I’m not trying to get birth control out of Rite Aid or Wal-Mart, but don’t tell me I gotta pay for it.”
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/2/2014
The Free Markets™! scumbag executives at Walgreens, in their never-ending quest for BONUSES!, are probably going to move their headquarters off-shore, but, of course, will keep the more than $16,700,000,000.00 per-year in PROFITZ! the drugstore chain makes off the U.S. taxpayer:
A little less than two years ago, Gregory D. Wasson, the chief executive of Walgreens, sought a series of tax breaks from Illinois, where his company is based ...There's only one way ... well, actually two ways, to deal with Bonus!-driven scumbags like Wasson and his pals at Goldman Sachs. #1: Boycott their ass.
The state gave Walgreens $46 million in corporate income tax credits over 10 years in exchange for a pledge to create 500 jobs and invest in upgrading its offices. The state also provided $625,000 in training money and $875,000 in other tax incentives ...
Mr. Wasson’s actions, however, could soon run counter to his words. The same chief executive who said he was so “proud of our Illinois heritage” is now considering moving the company’s headquarters to Switzerland as part of a merger with Alliance Boots, a European drugstore chain.
Why? To lower Walgreen’s tax bill even further ...
A bevy of large investors is pressing Walgreens to make the move abroad. Jana Partners, Och-Ziff Capital Management, Goldman Sachs and Corvex held a meeting in Paris with Walgreen in hope of persuading it to move ...
Given all of the benefits Walgreens has received over the years as a United States corporate citizen, it remains curious why Mr. Wasson would seek a new passport.
Posted by Wavy McGrady on 7/1/2014
In memoriam to the Free Exercise clause of our 1st Amendment, righteously smited by Supremer and corporate-welfare bitch Strip-Search Sammy Alito yesterday, we're posting the latest picture of Jesus to show up here on Earth. He decided to plant his kisser on an air-conditioner in Jackson, Mississippi this time. The discoverer, Christopher Goldsberry, is a Catholic, like Strip-Search Sammy, who felt so special that he can see this holy visage, while some people cannot, that he bought this inoperable HVAC unit for 10-bucks:
“The gentleman I purchased it from didn’t see any of it. Think about it. They don’t recognise what it is. Some people see it, some people don’t. Think about that.”Yeah. Think about that every time some poor, minimum-wage-slave at HobbyLobby gets pregnant because she couldn't afford an IUD and then is faced with the prospect of raising a child she didn't want in a society that cares a lot about fetuses, but not a lick about the babies that result from them.