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Libertarian Supremes

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 9/4/2015
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Libertarians are usually over-privileged rich kids, like say Randy Paul, who believe strongly in laissez-faire, vulture capitalism and prefer private property rights over human rights.  Libertarians don't need public schools, because?  Trust fund. 
Or their family business guarantees them a good job for life.  They don't need environmental, workplace safety or wage regulations - same reason.  They want the government out of their life, except only when their family business profits from government spending, so they can exploit the Old, the Sick, the Poor & the Weak from behind their castle battlements.  Libertarians HATE the New Deal that saved us from the 1930's Depression Libertarianism caused, and Social Security more than anything.  The next President, if a two-termer, will probably appoint at least FOUR Supreme Court Justices and the Libertaians have their new champion, Randy Barnett, and his troops ready to go!
In November 2013, a who’s who of America’s conservative legal establishment descended on the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting of the Federalist Society, the most influential conservative legal organization in the country ...

One of the biggest stars of the conference, however, was neither a Senate-confirmed official nor an elected politician, but a libertarian law professor at Georgetown named Randy Barnett ...

“The younger people, the people in law school, they seem to be gravitating toward people like Randy,” said attendee Josh Blackman, an associate law professor ... “When he gets off the stage he’s mobbed. ... There’s a crowd of people five or six feet deep surrounding him.”

Barnett believes the Constitution exists to secure inalienable property and contract rights for individuals. This may sound like a bland and inconsequential opinion, but ... it would prohibit ... basic governmental protections—minimum wages, food-safety regulations, child-labor laws—that most of us take for granted. For nearly a century now, a legal counterculture has insisted that the whole New Deal project was a big, unconstitutional error, and Barnett is a big part of that movement today ...

He Says "Anchor Babies"

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 9/3/2015


When Jebbie was confronted for his use of the racist term "anchor babies", he responded by petulantly asking the reporter what he would call these babies.  The correct answer?  "Babies".  Just babies.  Because babies, by their very nature make absolutely no decisions about their location or national affiliation and are, thus, just babies - not American babies, or Mexican babies or even ReePub babies.  Any idiot knows that.  But Jebbie's extreme ideology as a Catholic, anti-abortion, anti-woman, patriarchal asshole has always been front-and-center for even the most myopic 'reporter' to see.  Anyone want to try to reconcile Jebbie's ridiculous Terri Schiavo behavior with this all-inclusive, big-hearted, issue-oriented, 'sensible' politician our rulers' media tries paint him as?  A guy who says wack-shit like: “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues”, or "I, for one, don’t think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny, though. And that’s the difference, because they’re not actually doing women’s health issues. They are involved in something way different than that."  Well, the 'liberal', above-the-fray, New York Times is just having such a big, fat sad for poor, L'il Jebbie having to deal with that stupid-meanie Trumpster and his Trumpkins sayin' all this bad stuff 'bout him - instead of, you know, sticking to the ... "issues":
Mr. Trump, the surprise leader in the polls, has turned this summer into a miserable one for Mr. Bush, gleefully ignoring the traditional rules of political engagement ...

But the torment goes deeper than that. Emphasizing bluster over ideas, Mr. Trump has turned the campaign into a tabloid-style clash of personalities ...

Mr. Bush is at his most animated discussing policy. And the only thing he may be more passionate about than issues is his conviction that the Republicans must become an inclusive, big-hearted party that appeals to people’s hopes rather than their resentments.
Yeah, Jebbie's all for your "hopes" as long as you're a resolute, doctrinaire, bible-thumping, male, FreeMarkets!™, conservaturd.  And if you're not?  Go fuck yourself, asshole.  You ain't gettin' none of this free money and SWAG. 

Punchie Sulzberger and his rulers who control the New York Times sure have a strange concept of what the word 'inclusive' means, don'cha think, Schiavo-breath?

Bombs Away, LeMay

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 9/2/2015
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Suppose you were running a worldwide money-laundering operation out in the middle of the desert under the guise of a "Top-Secret" experimental air force base.  The cover story for washing all that taxpayer-money so you could cash it out and steal it was that you were testing super-secret jet planes that NO ONE was allowed to see.  Planes sort of like the utterly useless F-35 Hangar Princess but even sillier and, thus, even more expensive & useless - in an age where relatively cheap, pilot-less drones can serve all of the airborne "security" needs of the United Snakes.  As the Pentagon budget expands, the money-laundering out at your desert air force base also expands, and you start encroaching on private property adjoining your phony operation.  People on these adjoining properties might begin to realize that the whole thing you're doing out there is bullshit, so our rulers break out the old "Eminent Domain" stick, because?  PROFITZ!  National Security!
Sixty years after the CIA and the Air Force found an old airstrip along the Groom Dry Lake bed to test the U-2 spy plane in 1955, the [Sheahan] family that owns mineral rights to the Groom Mine and property within sight of the classified installation known as Area 51 has been given a final offer of $5.2 million to sell its stake in the land, Air Force officials said Friday ...

The Nellis statement quotes Col. Thomas Dempsey ... "The Air Force has worked hard to be a responsible neighbor by actively working with the landowners ... [blah-blah-blah] ... But in this case, the Air Force has exhausted all reasonable options to reach a settlement with the land owners" ...

The Air Force claims the family's activities over the past several years have cramped its efforts to use the range for flight tests like those that have spawned the nation's stealth aircraft at Area 51, 90 miles north of the Las Vegas Valley.

Matches & Gaslonie - Part II

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 9/1/2015
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Last Friday, Rowan County, KY, Clerk Kim Davis and her Christian lawyers threw down, hard, against the U.S. District Court, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the rest of the country, defying an order to do her actual job and issue marriage licenses to any citizen - gay, straight or other.  Of course, her shyster lawyers, who don't pay taxes because they claim their law firm is a "Christian Ministry", said they'd appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday when a court-ordered delay ran out.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

On Tuesday morning, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office denied the licenses to at least two couples. At first, Davis was in her office with the door closed and blinds drawn. But she emerged a few minutes later, telling the couples and the activists gathered there that her office is continuing to deny the licenses "under God's authority."

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the case, leaving Davis no legal grounds to refuse to grant the licenses. A district judge could now hold her in contempt of court, which can carry steep fines or jail time. As an elected official, Davis can't be fired.

Launched

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/31/2015


The IsKissingerDeadYet.com website is officially up & on the Intertubes.  Now you have the most reliable source on Earth to check on the status of Henry Alfred Kissinger, minute-by-minute.  We promise that this site will be first with the most reliable information about ol' Dr. Strangelove's life status.  Just in case you might feel this is a tad disrespectful of this murderous ghoul, let's go over some of the highlights of the good Doctor's life:
  • Five days before the 1968 election, Lyndon Johnson secretly called for a bombing halt in Vietnam.  Johnson's White House consultant at-the-time, Kissinger, leaked this information to presidential-candidate Nixon who told the South Vietnamese to wait - they'd get a better deal with the ReePubs - and they pulled out of peace negotiations, thus prolonging the war.
  • Kissinger engineered the overthrow of the democratically-elected, Chilean government of Salavdor Allende.  Replaced it with brutal fascist criminal Augusto Pinochet - and years of repression, torture and the deaths of thousands followed.
  • Kissinger planned and implemented the massive, and illegal, Freedom Bombing™ of Cambodia and Laos along with contamination by Agent Orange & chemical weapons - 100s-of-thousands of Southeast Asians - and American soldiers - died and many still suffer from the results even to this day.
  • Kissinger encouraged, planned & approved the invasion of East Timor by brutal Indonesian dictator Suharto - more than 1.5-Million people were murdered.
  • Kissinger congratulated Pakistani dictator Yahya Khan for his “delicacy and tact” in the genocide of 3-million people in Bangladesh.  At the time a smilin' Henry infamously ridiculed those who “bleed” for “the dying Bengalis” (Boo-HOO).
  • Kissinger encouraged Iraqi Kurds to rebel while he secretly negotiated a deal between Saddam Hussein and the (then) Shah of Iran - the Kurds were slaughtered.

Murder Most Fast

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/30/2015


The above video is from a sprint car race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that occurred a year ago in August, 2014.  It clearly shows 20-year-old Kevin Ward's #13 race car spinning and hitting the wall.  Not a serious accident but it disables Ward's car.  When a wreck like this occurs, the yellow caution-flag is raised and all of the drivers MUST immediately slow down and steer to the inside part of the racetrack so emergency crews can clear the wrecked car and debris.  Ward gets out of his car and walks out on the track, pointing at the #14 car of NASCAR superstar driver Tony Stewart, that SHOULD have slowed down and followed the five other drivers in front of him to the inside of the track.  But Ward's reckless behavior pisses Stewart off so he guns his car, accelerates and swerves toward Ward to scare him.  Except Tony ends up hitting Ward and killing him. The next day, Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip C. Povero states there are no facts to support criminal behavior but stresses the investigation into the "accident" remains open. 

A month-and-a-half later, on Sept. 23, 2014, a grand Jury completes its investigation.  Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announces that no charges will be filed against Stewart for murdering Ward.  Apparently it's okay to disregard the yellow caution flag, swerve and accelerate toward another driver on the track who's pointing at you, thus killing him, if you've won a couple of NASCAR championships, you're really famous and on our rulers' Tee-vee a lot.  Stewart reads a 2-and-a-half-minute prepared statement at the prerequisite tearful press conference, his voice quavering appropriately for the occasion, solemnly declaring: "This has been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with both professionally and personally."  He takes no questions from reporters and is whisked off-stage.  That's it, our rulers say - we're moving on.

Really Stupid

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/29/2015


The ReePubs trotted out their black guy who compares gay behavior to bestiality and pedophilia so he could say some really stupid things that are slightly different than Donny-Tea's racist bullshit.  They're doing this to prepare him to be the Trumpster's Quayle-type, clueless VP.  According to this version of Ben Carson, THE biggest problem for the USA results from observing & describing the nasty shit ReePubs say about specific groups not white and male.  You know, that Politically Incorrect stuff - that stops your FREEDUM!
“They tell you that there’s a war on women. There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s INSIDE of women, but there is no war on women in this country.”
Benny & the ReePubs want to de-regulate and/or privatize everything - but - women's' ladyparts.  Those need the regulatin', because?  Bible.  Also, too?  Sluts.  Also three - FamilyValues!™

The Trump/Carson ticket would lose even more States than the Trump/Fiorina ticket no matter how much the Koch money riles up the bigots and gets them to vote.  These people aren't smart; they're just rich.

Matches & Gasoline?

Posted by Administrator on 8/28/2015
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Back in June, the Supreme Court, and in particular Justice Anthony Kennedy, decided that individual State bans against same-sex marriage were UN-constitutional.  Period.  That's it.  Anybody in the United Snakes has the right to marry anyone else and those marriages must be recognized in ALL of the States and Territories from now on.  The religious right went batshit.  Pastors swore they would set themselves on fire - and then wriggled out of it, but still.  Anyway, once the screaming & screeching wore down, same-sex couples eventually began filing for their marriage licenses.  Then came Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis refusing to issue ANY marriage licenses, gay or straight, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom.  So she took her case to United States District Court in Ashland, filing a lawsuit against Gov. Steve Beshear because he had directed the state's 120 county clerks to comply with Obergefell v. Hodges and begin issuing licenses to all couples.  After 8-days of deliberations Judge David L. Bunning, a conservative ReePub judge appointed to the court by L'il Bushie, ruled that Davis’s religious objections to gay marriage should have no impact on her official role as a government notary.  She had sworn to uphold the Constitution in her duties and that's what she'd have to do - or resign.  Davis, of course, appealed and Judge Bunning delayed his ruling until Aug. 31 or whenever the appeals court ruled.  Yesterday, the very conservative 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati refused to overrule the lower court's injunction, ordering Davis to comply with its ruling - or resign.  Today Davis's attorney said that she has until Aug. 31st to comply (even though she doesn't) and she sits alone in her office, not working or speaking to anyone.  Presumably she will try to appeal to the Supreme Court but since that's ALREADY been done - and her side lost - that's impossible.  If she doesn't comply or resign on Monday, August 31st, the original District Court will hold her in contempt and can start issuing fines or even jail-time.

This is going to get good.  Matches & gasoline, please.

The Worst Person In The World?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/27/2015


Our rulers employ the most horrible people extant to manipulate and control us for perpetuation of PROFITZ!  So it's difficult to single out any one of these miscreants as being particularly worse than all the others, but Henry Alfred Kissinger certainly ranks way up there.  One of our rulers' particularly vile propagandists who pretends to be an 'economist', Niall Ferguson, has been tasked with cleaning up 92-year-old Kissinger's image, presumably in anticipation of his obituary. 
The result is a 1000-page brochure of the most boring PR in the history of mendacious, late-life image-building.
In 1940 the young (16-yr-old) Henry Kissinger, caught in a love quadrangle, drafted a letter to the object of his affections. Her name was Edith (14-yrs-old). He and his friends Oppus and Kurt admired her attractiveness and had feelings for her, the letter said. But a “solicitude for your welfare” is what prompted him to write—“to caution you against a too rash involvement into a friendship with any one of us.”
I want to caution you against Kurt because of his wickedness, his utter disregard of any moral standards, while he is pursuing his ambitions, and against a friendship with Oppus, because of his desire to dominate you ideologically and monopolize you physically. This does not mean that a friendship with Oppus is impossible, I would only advise you not to become too fascinated by him ...
The conservative historian Niall Ferguson presents this letter in Kissinger: The Idealist, 1923-1968, the first volume of his massive two-part biography of the controversial statesman ... It stands out, Ferguson writes, not because it reveals unsavory character traits that (the 16-yr-old) Kissinger would display throughout his public life, but for its “analytical precision and psychological penetration.”

How 'Bout Strip-Search Sammy?

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/26/2015
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Bill Kristol, the neocon propagandist who's always-wrong-about-everything, has waded in on the ReePub Trumpster conundrum (you can find the link yourself).  Kristol tip-toes up to the fact that Donny-Tea can, indeed, get the nomination by merely appealing to ReePub, and Bill's own for that matter, racist instincts - and that's okay - but knows that he'll lose 43-44 States in the general election because of those racist instincts.
Are we sure the GOP isn’t on course to nominating their very own Dukakis? Are we confident one of the current field is up to the job of winning—and governing?
He blathers on suggesting alternatives like Mitch Daniels (WHO?), Paul Ryan (gotta be kidding), and three "untested" Congress-critters who'd probably have trouble tying their own shoes and have about as much charisma as an individually-wrapped slice of Amerikan cheese food-product.  But he saves his best suggestion for last.  A sure-fire candidate that would energize the racist ReePub base enough to get nominated but somehow entice the rest of the sane electorate with his measured conservative guidance.  A judge who's previous record on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in 177 consumer-complaint cases was 3-174 - in favor of the corporations.  A judge who cast the ONE dissenting vote on a police-warrant lawsuit appeal, writing in his sole dissenting opinion that it was lawful to strip-seach an ELEVEN-year-old girl even though she was NOT named on the search warrant, because?  Black.  This case earned this judge a nickname that should follow him right to his gravestone and even into the book of all-time, sick, racist motherfuckers: Strip-Search-Sammy Alito.

Yeah.  He'd make a heckuva nominee, Kristol-boy.  Good call!

Bonus! Bait

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/25/2015
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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit that encourages poor people whose kids sort of trap them outside the workforce (because they have to stay home to take care of the kids), to get jobs because you end up getting a little extra pay - a maximum of about $100/week if you have THREE or more dependent children - about $30/week/kid.  But the Free Marketeers!™ seek PROFITZ! in that extra $30/week.  Instead of, say, using it to pay for child-care so the recipient can work, these poor folks should spend that $30 filling out LONGER tax-forms in order to get the $30/week, because?  Free Markets!™  Also, too, Bonuses!
H&R Block's entire business model is premised on taxes being confusing and hard to file. So, naturally, the tax preparation company has become — along with Intuit, the company behind TurboTax — one of the loudest voices on Capitol Hill arguing against measures that make it easier to pay taxes. For example, the Obama administration has pushed for automatic tax filing, in which the IRS uses income information it already has to fill out your tax return for you. That would save millions of Americans considerable time and energy every year, but the idea has gone nowhere. The main reason? Lobbying from H&R Block and Intuit.

But H&R Block's latest lobbying effort is even more loathsome than its opposition to automatic filing. At the company's instigation, the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a funding bill covering the IRS whose accompanying report instructs the agency to at least quadruple the length of the form that taxpayers fill out to get the Earned Income Tax Credit ...

1600 Points

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/24/2015



As of 11:00AM EST, the stock market has fallen 1600-points since last Monday at this time.  That's about a 10% drop in one-week.  On October 24, 1929 ("Black Thursday"), the market lost 11 percent of its value - in one day.  So we're not there yet.  The bottom-line reason for this drop in stock equity?  About 538-Million shares of stock have been sold off, at a LOSS, in the last week.  This is not sound investment strategy - unless you're trying to fuck with the stock market and make everyone really ... scared & crazy.  So what would be the point of a VERY rich, and thus small, segment of our rulers deciding to LOSE a lot of money to cause extreme disquiet at this specific time?  It's like there's some big decision coming up, say, in our Congress, over a crucially important, world-changing issue, in the next week or so and this group of rulers wants to scare everyone shitless so that our Congress-critters vote against any change and maintain the, perhaps foreign policy, status quo?

Just guessing.

Hey, Somebody Interview This Guy

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/23/2015


First, The Guardian newspaper hired Tony Blair to slime Jeremy Corbyn for being such a big, fat meanie that he would take Britain's Labour Party "eyes shut, arms outstretched, over the cliff’s edge to the jagged rocks below!"  That, of course, didn't work because everyone in Britain just hates Tony Blair.  In fact it helped Corbyn's favorables immensely.  There have followed, in The Guardian, and all of Britain's mainstream newspapers and corporate-media, attack after attack on Corbyn - most lately stemming from some nonsense that he's 'antisemitic' or something, because?  Holocaust.  Or something.

So, someone at The Guardian newspaper got the brilliant idea of selecting a young journalist, who might possibly relate to Corbyn's new, young constituency, and sending her down to one of the wildly popular Corbyn rallies happening across the country to snoop around and maybe even talk to the guy
(because he's pretty much not allowed to speak for himself on the BBC and corporate-media).  And, lo & behold, turns out this guy and his supporters are pretty fuckin' smart.

If You Smell Something ...

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/22/2015


John Stewart left us last month with good advice: "If you smell something; say something."  Okay.  Here is some bullshit that really smells direct from the Associated Press and their go-to guy for Israeli propaganda, "Vienna Bureau Chief" George Jahn.  Our rulers' media is dutifully filled with Jahn's latest scoop on the Iran Deal and, thus, our Tee-vees are infused with that pungent odor.
Wednesday’s massive scandal surrounding IAEA access to Iran’s Parchin military site, stemming entirely from an Associated Press story by George Jahn, was already falling apart by evening, with the AP cutting many of the bogus allegations from the initial story.

In the initial version, Jahn claimed the number of samples from the site would be limited to seven, and that Iranian scientists would be the ones to analyze those samples. He went on to allege that no IAEA inspectors would be allowed in Parchin at all, and that Iran would “inspect itself.”

A few hours later, the AP overwrote the initial story with one removing many of the claims. By evening, the article consisted of a SINGLE SENTENCE accusing self-inspection, and a bunch of statements from US hawks condemning the “revelation.”
A glance at George Jahn's last six AP story headlines reveal an Israeli propaganda apparatchik, not a 'journalist', trying to ruin the Iran Deal for his bosses:

More ...

Here's A Good Idea

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/21/2015
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Maryland law sets a strict two-term limit on all its politicians.  52-year-old Martin O'Malley was Mayor of Baltimore for two very successful terms, then Governor of Maryland for two very successful terms and now he's running for the Democratic nomination for President but you'd hardly know it.  Our rulers don't much care for O'Malley.  He's a pro-abortion, anti-prison, pro-immigration, anti-gun, pro-early-education, effective liberal politician who basically puts people's rights ahead of personal property rights.  The State of Maryland enjoyed robust economic and job growth on his watch - MUCH more than, say, Rick Perry's Texas or Chris Christie's New Jersey or Piyush Jindal's Louisiana - but you won't hear a peep about that.  Our rulers have decreed that Martin O'Malley is not a serious candidate and he's barely mentioned in their media.  Donny-Tea helped Martin get a little ink this week by calling him "a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby" because he said something nice about black people, but that's been about it.  So Martin's decided to go where no other candidate dares - not even 73-year-old Socialist! Bernie Sanders, or 67-year-old, uhhh ... moderate-bankster-capitalist Hillary Clinton.
Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley ... seeks to increase Social Security benefits and to resist calls to raise the retirement age, among other measures aimed at easing economic pressures on seniors ...

Under O’Malley’s plan, aides said, Social Security benefits would increase by an average of $60 to $70 a month ...

At a time when some Republicans are calling for cuts to Social Security, Democratic candidates have voiced support for expansions of some sort. Sanders has said he would like to expand benefits, while Clinton has been less specific ...

O'Malley also says he would not raise the retirement age, which ranges from 65 to 67, depending on when one was born.

Because Then This Happens

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/20/2015
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At first, Donny-Tea was a clown, merely saying out loud what simple-minded Amerikans have always thought - the problem is all these brown people coming into the country.  But his success in the polls has changed that.  The Serious! people on the Tee-vee have new marching orders from our rulers.  Instead of making fun of the Trumpster, they now all say he's "Contributing to the debate" about immigration as he tours Iowa & New Hampshire, trolling for followers.  So, a guy on the Iowa AM radio named Jan Mickelson contributed to the debate, himself, by proposing a revival of slavery and the ReePubs who listen to him are all for it!
"[A]nyone who is in the state of Iowa ... not here legally and who cannot demonstrate their legal status to the satisfaction of the local and state authorities here in the State of Iowa, become property of the State of Iowa. So if you are here without our permission ... we have a job for you. And we start using compelled labor, the people who are here illegally would therefore be owned by the state and become an asset of the state rather than a liability ...

"Well how would you apply that logic to what Donald Trump is trying to do? Trying to get Mexico to pay for the border and for the wall?

Racism Works

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/19/2015
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According to a Gallup poll released last Wednesday, 47% of American voters are Democrats, 41% are ReePubs.  Pew Polls show the ReePub is an overwhelmingly old and white party, Dems are young, multi-colored and educated.  Donny-Tea, better than any other ReePub candidate, and more importantly the donors who control those candidates, understands this.  Since he's self-financing, he alone makes his campaign direction decisions and he's playing the racist card hard.  It's working.
Washington (CNN) -- Donald Trump has won his party's trust on top issues more than any other Republican presidential candidate, and now stands as the clear leader in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

The survey finds Trump with the support of 24% of Republican registered voters. His nearest competitor ... stands 11 points behind at 13% ...

Trump is the biggest gainer in the poll, up 6 points since July according to the first nationwide CNN/ORC poll since the top candidates debated in Cleveland on Aug. 6 ... 58% have a favorable view of Trump now, that figure stood at 50% in the July survey.

These nationwide findings follow recent polling in Iowa and New Hampshire showing Trump also leads the Republican field in those two key early states.

Eating Social Security

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/18/2015
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Our rulers, the 1% plutocrats who control our political process, just hate Social Security.  Stephen Moore, the chief 'economist' in our ReePub rulers #1 stink tank, the Heritage Foundation, says, "Social Security is the soft underbelly of the welfare state.  If you can jab your spear through that, you can undermine the whole welfare state" - and our rulers always smile when he does.   That's why whenever Social Security is mentioned on the Tee-vee it's referred to, with a sneer, as an "entitlement" that makes us all soft and weak.  However, in spite of constant denigration, Social Security is wildly popular with Americans, because, of course, it's a great idea - unlike, say, the 6-trillion-dollar useless Iraq War-4-Israel that our rulers loved so much.  All of the candidates in the ReePub Klown Kar, except Donny-Tea, have promised to privatize and/or cut Social Security in order to earn favor with our rulers.
It’s remarkable, then, that most of the Republicans who would be president seem to be lining up for another round of punishment. In particular, they’ve been declaring that the retirement age — which has already been pushed up from 65 to 66, and is scheduled to rise to 67 — should go up even further.

Thus, Jeb Bush says that the retirement age should be pushed back to “68 or 70”. Scott Walker has echoed that position. Marco Rubio wants both to raise the retirement age and to cut benefits for higher-income seniors. Rand Paul wants to raise the retirement age to 70 and means-test benefits. Ted Cruz wants to revive the Bush privatization plan.
Donny-Tea is way too smart to even talk about messing with Social Security and he doesn't have to because he doesn't have to kiss our rulers' collective ass for their chump-change donations, which is why he's going to win the ReePub nomination.

Uh-Oh

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/17/2015


Lucky for Freak Flag Corporation's world headquarters, it sits a good 114 feet above sea-level.
The floating ice shelf of the Totten Glacier covers an area of 90 miles by 22 miles. It it is losing an amount of ice “equivalent to 100 times the volume of Sydney Harbour every year,” notes the Australian Antarctic Division.

That’s alarming, because the glacier holds back a much more vast catchment of ice that, were its vulnerable parts to flow into the ocean, could produce a sea level rise of more than 11 feet — which is comparable to the impact from a loss of the West Antarctica ice sheet. And that’s “a conservative lower limit,” says lead study author Jamin Greenbaum, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.
Our grandchildren are going to end up really, Really, REALLY hating us.

Our Rulers Are Worried

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/16/2015


Our rulers' media is getting more & more worried about three candidates people actually want, Bernie Sanders and Donnie-Tea in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.  Their pundits are working hard, sniggering, rolling their eyes and saying "unelectable" a whole lot on the Tee-vee.  They hit the wacky, racist high-spots Trump uses to get out the base voters, and laugh & laugh about the fact that Sanders actually admits he's a  ... (Clutches pearls; faints) SOCIALIST!  In England, Tony Blair even took to the 'left-leaning' (actually center-right) media (like Ted Cruz going on Rachel Maddow's show) and wrote that Corbyn has somehow hypnotized voters into "walking eyes shut, arms outstretched, over the cliff’s edge to the jagged rocks below!"  The British bankster ruling elite are SO desperate they've even rolled out another ex-Prime Minister failure, Gordon Brown, for the attack, to which Corbyn responded:
Corbyn sought to calm fears that he would have an anti-business agenda by setting out plans to support entrepreneurs and small traders.

He told The Observer: “The current government seems to think ‘pro-business’ means giving a green light to corporate tax avoiders and private monopolies. I will stand up for small businesses, independent entrepreneurs, and the growing number of enterprises that want to cooperate and innovate for the public good.

“My Better Business plan will level the playing field between small businesses and their workers who are being made to wait in the queue behind the big corporate welfare lobby the Tories are funded by and obsessed with.”
Corbyn's policy explanations are met with the same indignation our rulers' media uses for describing the cheek of those Palestinians when they, too, try to defend themselves from attacks by our righteous rulers. 

Worst Thing That Could Happen

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/15/2015
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This is Jeremy Corbyn, a British member of Parliament (like a Congressman) who has represented a small working-class district in North London, called Islington North, since 1983.  Corbyn is a pro-Peace, anti-corporate-welfare, pro-middle-class, anti-bankster member of Britain's Labour Party (the fake 'center-Left' party like our Democratic Party) who is starting, like his counterpart in the United Snakes Bernie Sanders, to become very popular.  This is making the Labour Party's ex-chief, ex-Prime Minister and war-criminal Tony Blair very, Very, VERY nervous.
It’s easy to see why those in charge of the Labour Party are so depressed. They must sit in their office crying: “Hundreds of thousands of people want to join us. It’s a disaster. And loads of them are young, and full of energy, and they’re really enthusiastic. Oh my God, why has it all gone so miserably wrong?”

Every organisation would be the same. If a local brass band is down to its last five members, unsure whether it can ever put on another performance, the last thing it needs is young excited people arriving with trombones to boost numbers and raise money and attract large audiences. The sensible response is to tell them they’re idiots, and announce to the press that they are infiltrators from the Workers’ Revolutionary Party ...

The fervour around Jeremy Corbyn is extraordinary, but it wouldn’t be fair to suggest he’s the only Labour politician who can bring large crowds on to the streets to greet him. Tony Blair is just as capable. In his case the crowds are there to scream that he should be arrested for war crimes and to throw things at him ...

A BIG Campaign Promise

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/14/2015


Jebbie
just promised his AIPAC overlords that, if elected, he would resume his brother's More Wars-4-Israel policy - and even EXPAND it!
Jeb Bush, in his Tuesday speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address, provided a distorted version of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and an incorrect account of the origins of the Islamic State.

Bush vowed that if elected he would expand U.S. military intervention in the Middle East significantly. His version of events, however, seemed intended to absolve his brother, President George W. Bush, of blame in destabilizing the region while trying to pin the region’s current bloodshed on President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton ...

The former Florida governor asserted that the Islamic State’s takeover of large swaths of Iraq in 2014 was a direct consequence of the “fatal error” of Obama’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the country in 2011 after the eight-year U.S. military occupation ...

Bush’s account of the withdrawal as a “case of blind haste” omitted the fact that it was his brother who’d set the withdrawal date of Dec. 31, 2011, in an agreement that he signed with the Iraqi government in 2008.
The Surge of 2007 that ReePubs like to point to as such a success in Iraq was, of course, a complete failure.

Minstrel Cycles

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/13/2015


As our rulers principle propaganda outlet, the New York Times, sinks further into total irrelevancy, it still persists in dusting off one of their favorite old-time, campaign-season chestnuts -
a 'thoughtful' evaluation of a 'mainstream' ReePub candidate, like this press release from expensive PR hacks hired to steer the fringes of the party crazies back to the far reaches of the corporate fold.
This week, Donald J. Trump said that listening to Carly Fiorina ... gave him “a massive headache” ...

Mrs. Fiorina’s candidacy did not start to sizzle until her performance at last week’s second-tier Republican debate, where viewers realized ... she was singularly qualified to stand up to Mr. Trump ...

Mrs. Fiorina told a visibly squeamish Jake Tapper of CNN. “I’ve had lots of men imply that I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period. So I’ll say it, O.K? ... I know Hillary Clinton wants to paint the entire Republican Party with the broad brush of Donald Trump’s comments” ...
Yeah.  Carly Sneed Fiorina's sure sizzlin' along with a whopping 7-percent of the ReePub, Timezers.  And she's gettin' all-jiggy, talkin' menstrual & shit, too.  Kewl! 

More Training! Then? More Weapons!

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/12/2015
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U.S. foreign policy enslavement to the expansion of Israel means overthrowing a sovereign Middle Eastern country's leadership and then during the resulting chaos Israel can expand its illegal settlements.  After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the resulting 6-trillion-dollar mistake in Iraq, the next country on the agenda was Syria.  So the U.S. and it's client states started paying mercenaries to sneak into Syria, overthrow the democratically-elected government there - and - ISIS was born!  But the ISIS fighters were not "moderates" and caused all sorts of problems, so "moderate" fighters needed to be recruited, trained and armed to "moderate" the Israeli expansion forces.  This is really expensive and, so far, not working very well.
In recent weeks, the handful of fighters in the administration-backed rebel army — the so-called “New Syrian Force” — have been killed, kidnapped, or fallen off the proverbial radar. But the Pentagon maintained a brave face, even after these 54 fighters (out of what was supposed to be a total of 15,000) were decimated by Islamist attacks. “We continue to see volunteers want to be a part of this program,” Air Force Colonel Pat Ryder, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters Friday.

It’s a public stance that has left many in the administration and in the defense establishment scratching their heads.

Judaeo Terrorism

Posted by Wavy McGrady on 8/11/2015


This is Ahmed Dawabsha, a 4-year-old little boy clinging to life in a Palestinian West Bank hospital.  His home in the illegally-occupied West Bank was fire-bombed by American Judaeo terrorists pretending to be "Israelites", because they wanted to steal it.  His 18-month-old little brother and father are both dead from the burns they suffered and his mother, whom Ahmed keeps asking for, is in critical condition as well.  Israel, and U.S. media controlled by its interests, have ignored and maintained utter denial of this, or any other sort, of Judaeo terrorism of Palestinians or gentiles since Israel first stole this land in the unlawful invasion of June, 1967.  The Israeli President, which is largely a ceremonial position in its government, finally admitted that there are, and have been for years, Judaeo terrorists not only terrifying Palestinians but threatening the State of Israel as well.
To my great sorrow, until now it seems we have been lax in our treatment of the phenomena of Jewish terrorism. Perhaps we did not internalize that we are faced with a determined and dangerous, ideological group, which aims to destroy the fragile bridges which we work so tirelessly to build.”
There have been burnings of gentile churches for years in Israel but they have never been widely reported until recently when an historic Catholic church was burned near Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.


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