The Democratic Party is in shambles. It's former Chairman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was caught red-handed fixing the Party's Presidential nomination for Hillary. Bottomline? This scam resulted in 10-million FEWER votes in the Presidential election and the loss to an utter buffoon, Trumpkins. The Party's lost ground in every political area, even down to the State and Local level. It's time for a change and the obvious choice would be a TRUE, progressive Chairman who backs the working class. You know - a DEMOCRAT. That's what the base of the Party, that came out SO strongly for Bernie Sanders (who would'a beat Trumpkins in a walk), wants - not some warmed-over, ReePub-Lite, bankster & Israeli approved wank-job like Hillary & Schultzie proffered in 2016 to disastrous results. Keith Ellison, a true progressive Congressman from Minnesota's 5th District is the obvious choice for the new Democratic Party Chairman, and had a LOT of support from the rank & file - until last night. That's when one of the rulers of the Democratic Party, Haim Saban, weighed in on Ellison's nomination at the 13th annual Saban Forum at the Brookings Institution's Falk Auditorium, Friday night in Washington, DC.
We're hearing the term "Fake News" a lot on our rulers' media these days. According to the NY Times and Wolf Blitzer, "Fake News" is any news that's NOT published by the NY Times and/or CNN or traditional media outlets, but rather, by people on the internet who don't have large investments in printing presses and/or Tee-vee studios and the staffs to run them. Thinking here is: because traditional media outlets have all of these expenses, they are more responsible when it comes to researching and vetting the sources from which they garner their 'Real News' and are, thus, more reliable. Okay. So, suppose we completely forget about a concentrated, 2-year campaign, from 2000-to-2002, when the NY Times and the rest of traditional Amerikan media - with the notable EXCEPTION of the Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) newspapers - peddled the completely bogus Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney in Iraq nonsense that cost U.S. taxpayers 6-TRILLION-dollars and the lives of 100s of thousands of innocent people? That wasn't 'Fake News'; that was "a mistake". You see, establishment media sources, like the Times & CNN, say they simply can't "afford" mistakes like that, because? Stockholders. So their 'News' is never 'Fake' any more, because? EXPENSIVE.
The ouster of the thugs the United Snakes and Saudi Israelia hired to overthrow the democratically-elected government in East Aleppo, Syria is almost over. And the good guys - the actual Syrians themselves and their government forces - are winning this time and the CIA/Mossad and its repugnant terrorist thugs - are LOSING.
The momentum has shifted in Aleppo this week as the Syrian Army begin to advance, steadily driving out Western and Gulf-backed terrorist fighters under the command of Al Nusra Front – from their occupied enclaves in Eastern Aleppo ...
These images and videos will never see the light of day in the corporate media editing rooms because they expose their almost six year narrative on Syria as one of the most criminal propaganda projects ever deployed against a sovereign nation, its people, its state and its national army ...
The controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) keeps getting worser & worser. President Barry is trying to bullshit & stall his way through DAPL until he leaves office, because? Donations to his Presidential Circle-Jerk Library from his oil company rulers, silly. So the White House has issued an official statement concerning the unrest over this stupid pipeline that should fix everything.
But, now incredibly the response from the Obama administration via a statement from the Corps of Engineers is that the Water Protector camps will be closed to the public as of Dec. 5th, and those who remain will face citations.
That should do it. The thinking here is that, unlike the armed, white protestors who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, these mostly Native American protestors are UN-armed and should be easy to sweep up and put away in some Federal prison, somewhere, for a little while until everyone forgets about DAPL and its danger to the drinking water in the area. Just like the old days!
Ronnie Reagan was 3 weeks less than 70-years-old when he became President in 1981. It was clear, early in his Presidency and especially during the first debate with Walter Mondale in 1984, that he had cognitive issues, obviously a result of early Alzheimer's dementia. But Reagan's handlers wrote jokes ("There you go, again") that somehow Ronnie remembered just well enough to drop into the debates when prompted by the moderators. Our rulers' media would run the clip of these obviously-scripted age-jokes, over & over & over, so that voters wouldn't notice the REST of the debate where Reagan was clearly struggling with senility. The people in the press, who were around Reagan frequently, knew that the man had some form of dementia and was not actually fit to run the country, but went along with the ruse, because? Small salary + benefits.
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will NOT make oil, and thus gasoline, cheaper in the United Snakes. Why? Because our wonderful scumbags in Congress, very quietly, LIFTED a 40-year ban, put in place during the gas-lines/oil crisis in 1975, on exporting U.S. oil - at the end of last year. So American oil companies can now, after 40-years, sell oil that they suck out of PUBLICLY-owned, leased lands here in the United Snakes, at higher & higher prices like the old days, to anybody throughout the world, because? Free Markets!™ Also, too ... PROFITZ! So the Dakota Access Pipeline will NOT make gasoline cheaper. Okay? But it will pollute ground water, both at the source, where oil companies frack-the-shit outta underground gas/oil pockets and, thus, pollute the underground water-table, and along its 1,172-mile route, because pipelinesleakallthe time. The ONLY national politician in the United Snakes brave & honest enough to consistently back the DAPL protestors is Bernie Sanders. Period. When President Barry was publicly asked about it, he bullshitted his way out and shut-the-fuck-up. So have ALL of the other, supposedly, liberal politicians.
Here's a video of
the United Snakes Government and its representatives
in the Morton County, ND Sheriff's Department protecting us from
Americans who are protesting Energy Transfer Partners, an oil
& gas company, and its scheme to poison ground water in the name of
Markets!™ and the PROFITZ! they provide. Energy Transfer Partners has
spent millions buying off politicians so that it can rape & pillage
the Earth and poison ground water, because? BONUSES! So these dirty,
rotten protestors in the video just have to go - just like the dirty, rotten Arabs
have to go from their Middle Eastern homelands so that East Europeans,
pretending to be "Israelites", can continue stealing land & water
there. Energy Transfer Partners is doing the same thing in North Dakota
that Israel/Amerika is doing on the Arab Peninsula, where it's called 'Nation Building'. Here in the United Snakes, politicians
actions like these as setting
up a "Plan" to adjust the framework to tweak the
incentives to modestly change the market outcomes. But, more
simply? It's just using armies & weapons & shit to get those
dirty brown people off their land so our rulers can exploit it.
Fidel Castro is dead. The man, along with Ché Guevara, who brought the multi-Trillion-dollar, United Snakes' imperial murder machine to its knees and kept it there. Fidel kicked the CIA's ass at the Bay of Pigs in April, 1961 so badly and completely, that the CIA's traitorous leadership at the time, Allen Dulles, David Atlee Phillips and James 'Jesus' Angleton, were forced to order and implement the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to re-gain face and remain relevant. And our rulers bent over and allowed it. But Al, Davie & J-Jesus could NEVER assassinate Fidel and he kept kickin' their ass for their entire lives - and out-lived all of those chicken-shit assholes and their disloyal descendants.
The NY Times has its man-thong in-a-knot because of all the 'Fake News' that their boy, Mark Zuckerberg, keeps allowing on FaceBook, instead of their Fake News - and gave him a good, firm spanking about it in an 'editorial' last Sunday.
Most of the fake news stories are produced by scammers looking to make a quick buck. The vast majority of them take far-right positions. But a big part of the responsibility for this scourge rests with internet companies like Facebook and Google, which have made it possible for fake news to be shared nearly instantly with millions of users and have been slow to block it from their sites.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, has dismissed the notion that fake news is prevalent on his platform or that it had an influence on the election.
Gonna be a LOT of disquiet around the family Thanksgiving table this year, because? Trumpkins! Also, too ... maybe? DAPL! But Grady doesn't give-a-shit. Oh, he'd like it just fine if Trumpkins made Tulsi Gabbard Secretary of State and she, at least just a little, stopped feeding the wars-4-Israel Yinon machine. And oil executives stopped paying off politicians so they could make mad BONUSES! destroying the Earth. It surely would be nice if we could get some good stuff from our taxes, for a change, and give all the little children a pony. But short of that, the only thing I care about today is: Cranberry Sauce. I'm talking about the Cranberry Jellied vs. Whole-Berry controversy. I
absolutely loathe Whole-Berry - won't eat it - and LUVs Jellied.
U.S. taxpayers have spent over $4-Billion on this new Destroyer called the USS Zumwalt - pictured here currently dead-in-the-water in the Panama Canal. Like all of the other new classes of U.S. deep water naval vessels, Zumwalts will serve as convenient targets for Chinese YJ-12 cruise missiles if they ever actually have to be used in battle. But before they can engage the enemy, Zumwalts actually have to be driven to the area of conflict and, apparently, that was not part of the design parameters required of them when our utterly dysfunctional Congress rained billions of BONUSES! on the executives at General Dynamics for this useless piece-of-shit.
The most expensive destroyer ever built for the US navy has suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port ...
Ex-AIPAC PR Director and CNN News Director Wolf Blitzer just LUVs doing stories on The White Helmets, a fake news, U.S. funded propaganda tool that purports to show a group of dedicated Syrian 'citizens' rescuing victims of the the fake Syrian Civil War that the United Snakes and Saudi Israelia have created in order to keep the ruling Saud family in power and help Israel complete the theft
of the Golan Heights. The above, UNEDITED video, leaked from the White
Helmet press pool, shows how utterly fake these rescue stories from
Syria really are.
The 'rescuers' and the 'victim' are shown posing - completely still,
waiting for the Tee-vee Director to call "Action" - in an obviously
manipulated, fake 'bombing' scene.
If you want to see how delusional the ruling elite leadership of the Democratic Party truly is, just try wrapping your mind around this:
Despite Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential race, the Clinton name might still have a future in politics.
Speculation is already rising that Chelsea Clinton may run for a congressional seat in New York following the retirement of a 79-year-old Democratic incumbent. Rep. Nita Lowey has spent almost 30 years in office representing New York’s 17th district, which covers Rockland County and parts of Westchester — where Bill and Hillary Clinton reside ...
Chrissie Hynde and
her band, The Pretenders, recorded "Back on the Chain Gang", the bands
highest-charting single (Number 4 on Billboard's Hot 100) 34-years-ago -
July 20, 1982. The only other original member of The Pretenders,
drummer Martin Chambers, is backin' her up on this version perfectly -
he hasn't lost a step. Chrissie recorded this song right after her
original guitar player, James Honeyman-Scott, had just died from a drug
overdose two-weeks before and she'd kicked bassist, Pete Farndon, out of
the band for his continued drug use. Pete would be dead within a
year. But Chrissie & Martin survived and as this live performance
from Sydney, Australia's Enmore Theater in December, 2010 clearly shows,
they can still bring it.
One of the chief wankers in the neocon tribe, Eliot A. Cohen, Mr. Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney himself (he says he coined the term), has been a vociferous Trumpkins critic and Hillary! supporter from day one. After Trumpkins mentioned "Neutrality" as a tactic for Israel/Palestine negotiations, Eliot drafted a letter of outrage that was signed by 122 other neocon war-ghouls and full-paged across our rulers' media. How DARE Trumpkins propose peace when the Yinonization and wars-4-Israel were raging hot and emptying the U.S. Treasury so successfully! Once Trumpkins won, Eliot's first reaction in the Washington Post a week after the election was:
"Conservative political types should not volunteer to serve in this administration, at least for now ...
Back in 1992, it was reported that Presidential candidate Bill Clinton looked in the mirror one morning and said: "It's the ECONOMY, stupid", and this bolt of inspiration & compassion won the election for him. Twenty-four years later, his wife kept telling voters, publicly, that she wanted to continue the economic policies of the Obama Administration, because everything was going so great - for everybody! Privately, Hillary's policy advisor, Neera Tanden, who began her political advising career on the failed 1988 Presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis, and the people around her, knew that this was a losing strategy, as evidenced by this Wikileaked email from billionaire New York Federal Reserve Bank director, Glenn Hutchins, to Neera, about her concern that average working Americans were, perhaps, not enjoying the fruits of the current, awesome economy, as much as Hillary and her 0.01% backers kept telling them they were?
You have (characteristically) gone right to the heart of the most difficult problem. In response to your specific question, over that last 15 years, the capacity of labor to demand a greater share of profits from productivity gains have been overwhelmed by several factors: 1) globalized wage competition as incomes have slowly equilibrated around the world ...
This is a video clip of the late political humorist Molly Ivins at her best, reminiscing about her friend, radio humorist John Henry Faulk, who sued-the-shit
outta our rulers' media for blacklisting him during the 1950s in violation of the 1st
Amendment - and WON! Molly liked pointing out that when you give up
rights for 'security', you are never more secure, but you're always
poorer. Which is just fine with our rulers, by the way, because less
rights always equal more PROFITZ! and BONUSES! for them. There is a one-woman show about Molly called: Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins.
Grady was fortunate to see Kathleen Turner portray Molly in this
wonderful play back in 2012. If you ever get the chance to see a
performance of Red Hot Patriot, don't miss it.
Our rulers absolutely hated Molly Ivins. Also, too ... Kurt Vonnegut!
The above video shows 5-blocks of parked buses in Chicago. These buses were used to transport paid, professional protestors into Chicago for the Sept. Nov. 12th anti-Trumpkins rally there.
Now, courtesy of a Zero Hedge reader, we have visual confirmation of how a substantial portion of these professional, paid protesters arrive at the site of the protest, in this case Chicago.
As our reader notes, "I have a video of 5 city blocks on the West side of Chicago lined with busses from Wisconsin (Badger Bus Lines) bringing in protestors. The Sears tower is visible in the background."
The video was taken at 3:30pm on South Canal Street in Chicago on Saturday. As our reader points out, hundreds of the participants that took part in the downtown Chicago protests from November 12 were bused in using these vehicles. Others arrived by train.
The Clinton Foundation is having a tough time explaining to its rich donors how it blew billions of dollars of corporate SWAG on her failed campaign and delivered nothing. They've mostly gone with It's All Putin's Fault, but a quick Google of that nonsense reveals the distinct stink of re-heated bullshit so reminiscent of the Weapons-of-Mass-Baloney our rulers spewed about Iraq. Yesterday, in an apology before her Wall St. overlords, Hillary tried to glue her loss to FBI Director James Comey's letter released the week before the election: "There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful ... Our analysis is that Comey's letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum." Yeah. Sure.
There is a simple reason why Hillary! lost which the above graphic clearly displays: 10-million LESS Americans, mostly Democrats, voted in this election than in President Barry's victory in 2008, and 4.5-million LESS than 2012. Period.
This smilin' bastard is Hillary!s pal, Abd Allah al-Muhaysini, a Saudi Arabian cleric and one of the heads of al Nusra, the al Qaeda arm in Syria (the people who attacked us on 9-11) that the United Snakes and Saudi Israelia have been supporting to regime change the fuck out of the democratically-elected government there. Muhaysini was ecstatic in the above picture when he sat for an interview days before the U.S. election because he believed, like everyone else, that Americans would elect Hillary! and that would greenlight the no-fly zone over him & his mercenary thugs so they could get real busy murdering and terrorizing the people of Syria - without interference from the Syrian Air Force. Well, Abd Allah ain't smilin' now that Trumpkins is taking over. The Washington Post is reporting that President Barry has just announced a huge U.S. change in tactics, 180-degrees, and will begin supporting Syrian President Assad in the fight against al Nusra (al Qaeda in Syria).
Trumpkins was all over the place on his policies but on two issues he was remarkably consistent: The Wall and Isolationism. The Wall ain't gonna happen because Congress will never fund it. But the Isolationism can happen because Trumpkins, if he's smart, can control that. He wants to bring back jobs and fix America's deteriorating infrastructure. He can do that by stopping the idiotic wars-4-Israel and by pulling out of a NATO that is no longer relevant to the security - of Americans. Maybe he'll do this or maybe not, but at least there's the speculation that he may act in the interests of the American people, rather than Israel and the Military Industrial Complex.
Hillary, on the other hand, would never have done any of this.
Guy's in his
backyard hot tub and smells barbecue. He puts a note in a plastic bag,
"Please buy, snag and put in bag. Here's $10". He hangs the bag from
his drone, flies it up high enough to reconnoiter the neighborhood until
he finds the barbecue stand, flies over there and drops down low enough
so that a barbecue customer can snag & read the bagged note. This
is an Australian video but the translation seems to be: take this $10
over to the barbecue stand, buy me a hot dog, put it in the bag and keep
Everyone, including Grady - a registered Deplorable, said Hillary would win. It was sheer numbers. There were way more ReePubs, especially the neocons and the entire Military Industrial Complex, claiming that they were switching over to Hillary for this election. You could count the number of famous Dems who were switching to Trumpkins on one finger: General Michael Flynn - and he ain't that famous. The BIG money was totally on Hillary. Her campaign alone raised $510 million, more than twice Trumpkin's $255 million. Hillary! ran 75 percent of the more than 500,000 broadcast and national TV ads aired in this presidential race. Our rulers hated Trumpkins. The CIA wanted him beaten. The Pentagon wanted him beaten. The media wanted him beaten. Even his own party wanted him beaten.