Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Maxi Pads Waters is all about the conspiracy theories


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MAD MAXI PADS WATERS IS STILL AT.

SHE'S INSISTED THAT "CROOKED HILLARY" IS A TERM THE RUSSIANS THOUGHT UP AND FED DONALD TRUMP.

WELL DAMN!

WE SAID D--A---A---H-M-M!

WE HAD TO THINK UP "CRANKY CLINTON" ALL BY OURSELVES.

MAD MAXI PADS HAS OTHER PROBLEMS:

During the height of the 2008 fiscal crisis, Waters helped arrange a meeting between the Treasury Department and top executives of a bank where her husband was a shareholder. Using her post on the House Financial Committee as leverage, she called Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson personally, asking him to meet with minority-owned banks.
When Treasury followed through, there was only one financial institution present: OneUnited. Had that bank gone under, the New York Times reported, Waters' husband would've lost as much as $350,000. Luckily for the Waters family, OneUnited received a cool $12 million in bailout funds.


GET AROUND ROUND ROUND, MAD MAXI PADS GETS AROUND!

FROM THE TCI WIRE:

And shame on so-called leaders -- Medea Benjamin and the others of CODESTINK, Norman Solomon and all the other disgusting persons who profited off the Iraq War (yes, raising your profile and, yes, selling books on the topic and videos on the topic and all the rest are profitting -- and before anyone brings up my public speaking, I have never charged a university, campus or organization a speaking fee or lodging fee or anything to speak about Iraq in all the time I have spoken about it since February 2002 -- I pay my own air fare, I pay my own lodging -- or stay at a friend's place -- and I accept no fee).

That war is ongoing and it just hit the 14 year mark.

That's a fact that Medea and Norman and all the rest couldn't find time to note -- not even a Tweet.

Shame on you.

You're disgusting and you're destroying the country.

Let's talk about how.

So if you were a horse-faced attorney who married a gay man who was in the closet, well, you entered into a sex-less marriage to enrich yourself and now you're carrying a baby thanks to modern science.

It's no surprise that you squawk about the Yazidis constantly.

They are not an important part of the story.

Were they wronged?

They were.

By a terrorist organization (ISIS).

So were other groups wronged -- bigger groups.

It's equally true that the Yazidis have been wronged in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein.  They are seen as "devil worshipers" and they are often attacked for that reason.

But terrorism doesn't exist in a vacuum.

Nor is terrorism an initiating event.

Terrorism is always a response.

ISIS did not one day materialize from the head of Zeus.

The seeds were sewn for it throughout Nouri al-Maliki's second term as prime minister.

His first term was bad enough.

It was so bad that despite cheating and bribing and throwing a fit to get his vote count upped a little, he still lost re-election in 2010.  (Ayad Allawi should have been prime minister.)

Nouri was already bad by that point.

And we called him out.

While others -- Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio, for example -- cheered Nouri on.

Most just avoided the issue.

And when Barack used The Erbil Agreement to install Nouri as prime minister for a second term, they said nothing.

And that was November 2010.

Where were you, CODESTINK, when Sunni girls and women were being raped and beaten in prisons and detention centers during Nouri's second term?

Where were you, Norman Solomon, when Sunnis were being rounded up and disappeared?

Or when their peaceful protests were being attacked by Nouri -- literally attacked, people participating in sit-ins were killed?

Must not embarrass Barack -- that was your mantra.

And during that time, as the Sunnis were persecuted non-stop, the foundation for the rise of ISIS was being built.

Now your stupid silence during all of that was appalling.

But your silence today is even worse.





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"THIS JUST IN! JOHN FEFFER EXPRESSES HIMSELF!"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

John Feffer speaks

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For anyone younger than 50, welcome to the era! have ignited a scam like they had going in 50s, 60s 😂





REACHED FOR COMMENT, NOTED RUSSIA HATER AND PEOPLE HATER AND WAR LOVER JOHN FEFFER RESPONDED, "HOGWASH!  AND I KNOW HOGWASH! I SLEEP IN HOGWASH! I BATHE IN HOGWASH!"


ARE THE RUSSIANS NOT PEOPLE?

"NO!" SNAPPED JOHN FEFFER.  "THEY ARE HIDEOUS.  THEY'RE DOGS!  THEY'RE WORSE THAN DOGS! THEY'RE FLEAS ON DOGS!  THEY EAT CHILDREN!  THEY ARE EVIL!  I AM JOHN FEFFER AND I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYTHING! STICK WITH ME, I WILL LEAD YOU INTO NEOLIBERAL LAND!"

WITH THAT, FEFFER TOOK OFF HIS PANTS AND TIGHTY-WHITIES, PUT HIS TIGHTY-WHITIES ON HIS HEAD AND RAN AROUND IN CIRCLES MAKING FART NOISES WHILE SCREAMING, "SMELL MY POOH HOLE! SMELL MY POOH HOLE!"

AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU MET THE 'RESISTANCE'?




FROM THE TCI WIRE:




It would appear that a large number of people who should be speaking out can't because elected persons in the Democratic Party have yet to give them their marching orders.


That's the difference between ethics and partisanship -- you're witnessing it right now.

And the difference between courage and silence?

Look at 'leaders' like John Conyers and Barbara Lee who cower instead of speaking out as the suffering of the Iraqi people is set to hit the 14 year mark in mere days.



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"Preet served who?"
"THIS JUST IN! IT'S WRITTEN ON HIS BODY - LIKE PRICE TAGS!!!"





  • Monday, March 13, 2017

    Preet served who?


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    A counterpoint on Preet Bharara, whose vigor in targeting political corruption didn't quite extend to Wall Street:



    THESE REPORTERS TRACKED DOWN PREET BAHRARA FOR HIS RESPONSE AND DISCOVERED HIM AT THE BODY BALANCE IN HOBOKEN WHERE HE WAS PREPARING TO HIT THE STEAM ROOM.

    "SURE THERE ARE PLENTY IN MANHATTAN, BUT WHEN YOU NEED A GOOD RUB-N-TUG, NEW JERSEY ALWAYS HITS THE SPOT," PREET DECLARED PULLING OFF HIS PANTS AND BOXERS EXPOSING A LARGE TATTOO OF CITIBANK ON HIS LEFT FLANK AND "ENRON FOREVER" SCRAWLED JUST ABOVE HIS WELCOME MAT.

    DESPITE THESE AND OTHER TATTOOS, PREET DENIES THAT HE WENT EASY ON CORPORATIONS.



    FROM THE TCI WIRE:



    "When the heartache is over, you know I won't be missing you," sings Tina Turner.  Amen.

    When the Iraq War is over -- surely that day has to come -- there's so much I won't miss.

    Chief among them self-deception.

    Danny Sjursen has a post that's all over the internet.  Sometimes it includes the lie that the January march against Donald Trump was larger than the protests against the Iraq War.  No.  DC and LA had strong turnout in January.  But the Iraq protests spread out across all of the US -- not just media centers -- and they were huge.

    It's typical of 'the resistance' to have spread that lie (not calling Sjursen part of 'the resistance').  They didn't take part in the protests against the Iraq War.  And now they try to build their lies on the foundation of real work.

    We'll link to Sjursen's article at THE NATION because at least it ditches the intro that includes that lie about the January protests being greater than the 2003 protests against the Iraq War.

    Sjursen declares the Bully Boy Bush "surge" of Iraq a failure.

    There are facts and there are interpretations of facts.

    I think Sjursen's failing in both.

    Bully Boy Bush's surge (which we opposed, check the archives) was about (a) increasing the number of US troops in Iraq to address the violence and (b) this providing space for the Iraqi politicians to work on reconciliation.

    Sjursen seems completely unaware of the second part.

    He judges the first part to be a failure.

    I disagree, it did what it was supposed to do.

    He's not honest about what that was.

    I'm tired of the self-deceptions people tell themselves to feel good.

    (I'm also tired of pieces on Iraq that focus on Bush and Trump while ignoring Barack Obama.)


    Sjursen talks about "civil war" (we used the term long before the surge) and how Baghdad became a Shi'ite city.

    By the time Sjursen was part of the surge, we were already calling it what it was: Ethnic cleansing.

    I'm really sorry that he can't deal with the reality of what went down in Iraq.

    It was ethnic cleansing.

    He can denounce Nouri (while never calling Barack out for giving Nouri a second term when the Iraqi people voted him out in the 2010 election).

    He can talk about what Nouri did and the attacks on the Sunnis.

    He just can't connect the dots -- we were doing so in real time, a decade later he still wants to self-deceive.


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    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Knowing in the Biblical sense

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    Basic evidentiary standards completely evaporate when it comes to Russia hysteria: Part 20342696



    FOLLOWING THIS CLAIM, THESE REPORTERS SPOKE WITH U.S. HOUSE REP. MAXINE WATERS BECAUSE LIKE ANY MEMBER OF THE PRESS WE CAN SNIFF OUT A GOOD SEX SCANDAL.

    HOW WOULD MAXINE KNOW ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS BEING TRUE?

    SHE WAS TRUMP'S MISTRESS!

    WATERS LOUDLY DENIED THE TRUTH BUT SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BEN CARSON INSISTED THAT "ONCE YOU TASTE STRANGE, YOU GOT IT ON THE BRAIN AND THOSE TWO WERE HOT AND HEAVY AND ALL OVER EACH OTHER LIKE PEANUT BUTTER ON JAM!"



    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

    Yesterday was International Women's Day.


    A question was posed on Twitter.




    do you recognize that women in Yemen, Syria and Iraq which are being killed by western weapons have rights too?









    Clearly some did not.

    That would include Alan Greenspan's wife Andrea Mitchell who, still nursing her vaginal longings for a President Hillary, made due with another War Hawk.



    On MSNBC brought in Madeleine Albright, who once called deaths of 500k Iraqi kids "worth it"







    For Andrea, sprawled out on the billions her husband raked in, Mad Maddie is the ideal guest.


    Bring on a War Criminal.  MSNBC was never a left network.

    It's always been a centerist Democrat network.

    And so Mad Maddie is brought on to disrespect the office of the president.

    Let's be really clear on this, Donald Trump is the sitting president.

    Any private citizen can and should say what they think.

    But former government officials?

    No.

    That's disrespectful.

    He hasn't even been in office a year and a cloud has been immediately created -- which was the point.

    Just as the point of the special prosecutor would be to find something, anything, a blow job?, on Donald.

    David Brock should never have been allowed to move from the right.

    But it's how corrupt we are on the left that we allowed him to take a leadership role.

    'The resistance' is nothing but a campaign tool for an upcoming election.

    And Mad Maddie Alrbirght should rot in hell -- which, appearing on MSNBC with Andrea Scrawny Arms Mitchell, probably is a very close earthly approximation.


    The Mosul Slog hit day 143 today.



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    Thursday, March 09, 2017

    Work? Not with his manicured nails!

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    FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O IS AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM YET AGAIN -- BUT IT'S NO SEX SCANDAL.

    INSTEAD HE'S ACCUSED OF SPYING ON PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.

    AN ANGRY BARRY O SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO THESE REPORTERS THIS MORNING INSISTING HE WAS INNOCENT.

    "I NEVER SPIED ON TRUMP!  WHAT YOU THINK I WANT TO SEE HIM IN THE SHOWER OR SOMETHING?  I STOPPED SNEAK EYEING MEN IN THE SHOWERS WHEN I WAS 41!!!! SOME ARE ACCUSING ME OF SEDITION!  SEDITION?  I'VE NEVER WORKED THAT HARD IN MY LIFE!  LOOK AT THESE NAILS!"



    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    US President Donald Trump, this week, signed a new executive order regarding immigration.

    We'll note this from the State Dept press briefing.


    QUESTION: All right, last thing. On the executive order that was signed yesterday but which we all had a preview of, the immigration and refugee executive order.

    MR TONER: Yep.


    QUESTION: Since you knew that this was coming, and everyone basically knew it was coming since the first one came out, it calls for a review of the vetting procedures for not just refugees, but also on the terms of visa issuance. I’m wondering, since that review must be well along now, what deficiencies the reviewers have uncovered in the previous, or prior, or even current vetting processes.


    MR TONER: Sure. Well, I mean, look – and this is elaborated in section five of the executive order – but it does call for the development of a uniform baseline for screening and vetting standards and procedures. And it also, as you noted, calls for progress reporting to the President beginning 60 days after the implementation date, which is March 16th. That said, some of this work was already underway from the previous EO.

    I can’t get into too many specific details about what this report has uncovered thus far. We spoke with – and frankly, Secretary Tillerson spoke in respect to some of the progress that Iraq has made with regard to meeting some of the questions or some of the disconnects, if you will, in terms of information sharing and other procedures, that they’ve met those requirements – one of the reasons why Iraq was removed from the list of seven countries.
    But this is all part of the executive order’s purpose, which is to review and improve our national security-focused visitor screening and vetting procedures. And the process, as I said, is ongoing.

    QUESTION: So there hasn’t been any specific improvement so far --

    MR TONER: Well, again, I mean, we’re always seeking to improve what we’re doing. And this is an iterative process. I mean, even before the executive order, we can say that it’s not like we just began this January 27th. But I think it was a renewed commitment to look at the procedures with how we vet both refugees incoming as well as immigrants – or rather, traveling public – into this country to ensure that we’re doing the necessary to provide for the security of Americans.
    QUESTION: That suggests that the necessary wasn’t being done prior. Is that correct?

    MR TONER: Not at all. And I think the Secretary spoke to this yesterday, when he said that this is – it’s almost impossible – and I’m paraphrasing him – for this to be infallible, this process. But we always have to strive to do so. And I think past administrations have done so as well. But I think the President clearly identified this as a security issue when he came into office, and now we’ve reissued the executive order yesterday – or issued a new executive order yesterday. But I can assure you that this is an ongoing process.


    That was Tuesday's US State Dept press briefing, moderated by spokesperson Mark C. Toner.

    Also the first State Dept press briefing of the new administration.

    March 7th.

    The day of the first press briefing.

    And currently it's being classified as "press briefing" -- not daily press briefing.


    Let's appeal to vanity and self-interest.

    Trouble getting your message across?

    Press briefings can help there.

    It also means you're injecting another voice into the news cycle.

    In addition, you're reaching Americans who view it on CSPAN, who view it online.

    You are getting your message out.

    It's to the administration's benefit to hold these.

    Is it to the American people's benefit?

    Yes, transparency is always a good thing.

    It's a good thing in other ways.

    It lets the American people, for example, see how hollow the press corp is.

    Iraq is not part of the new executive order.

    So Iraq was not of interest to the press.

    They didn't ask one question.

    The US has spent billions on Iraq since August 2014.

    But heaven forbid the press provide oversight of where and how tax dollars are being spent.

    They forget their job so often, so repeatedly.

    If Donald Trump wants to get across the message that the press is not a friend of the people, daily press briefings where Iraq is ignored can underscore that perfectly.

    Elise Labott was at yesterday's press briefing -- self-congratulating as always.

    Was it surprising that she didn't bring up Iraq?


    Day 142 of The Mosul Slog.

    And what's Elise's 'big' contribution to the Mosul story?


    Back in an October State Dept press briefing, Elise Labott screamed "NO!" in the middle of a press conference  when a reporter referred to the Mosul operation as a slog.


    Of course, it was a slog then.

    It's a slog now.

    So Elise plays dumb.

    Well, she stays silent.

    You can't play dumb if you are dumb, so let's just say she stays silent.


    So many do.

    Then there are those who don't but should.


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