Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rings Of Hollywood

"Eagles of Death Metal Gigs Cancelled After Lead Singer Questions Paris Attacks" referring to this interview.  The interviewer is clearly a moron with a whopper like this:  "You never see bad guys in movies who are Arab terrorists. It’s always Germans or French…"

You want to work in this town again?:  "Elijah Wood Claims He Never Said That He Knows About The Pedo Rings Of Hollywood".

Shocking to find this in The Nation, always a no-truth zone on the most important matters:  "The Real Reason Neocons Are So Upset About Donald Trump".

"In Case You Were Still on the Fence, Michael Chabon, Cheryl Strayed, and 400 More of Your Favorite Authors Penned an Anti-Trump Open Letter".  I guess it is just a coincidence that the publishing industry is controlled by the You Know Whos.

"Syrian Analyst, Afraa Dagher, To U.S.: “Is It Normal To Kill Kids, Women? Is This Normal For You?”"  Why yes, yes it is.  ""How Many Villages Do They Have To Massacre Before They Become Bad Guys?""  "Which Terrorists Bombed Jobleh, Tartus? ISIS Or ‘Moderate’ Terrorists?"

"Europe Backtracking" "How the World Ends"

"Obama in Hanoi: Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted":
"What other nation on earth would signal its intent to “bury the hatchet, and what it believes to be the start of a new relationship, other than the United States, by lifting an arms embargo?"
A comment by timbers in Naked Capitalism on Barry's legacy:
 "Some OBAMA FIRST’S. Sure, it’s not completely rigorous and some can be debated and qualified but it shows a clear pattern:

1). Obama has been at war longer than any President in U.S. history.

2). Obama has bombed more nations than anyone in human history including Adolph Hitler.

3). Obama is the first U.S. President to openly admit to using and supporting torture (I’ve banned SOME torture”).

4). More Democrats have lost elective office (and more Republican have won elective office) under Obama than any President in U.S. history.

5). Obama is the first and only President to fail to achieve an economic growth rate of 3% or better in any year of his terms.

6). The Obama recovery has been the weakest in U.S. history in about the last 70 years.

7). Income inequality has grown faster under Obama than any President in recent if not all U.S. history.

8). Obama is the first President in recent U.S. history to never prosecute a major Wall Street figure for breaking the law."
"Meet the Party of Upper-Middle-Class Liberals":
"There is a class divide within the professional class. The professionals who provide the backbone for neoliberalism are upper-middle-class, such as doctors, lawyers and corporate middle managers. They make enough money to be pleased with the current direction of the country. But this group constitutes only a minority of college-educated professionals. There is a larger group, including teachers, nurses, and social workers. This group might be described as “aspiring professionals,” as it is not unrealistic to believe that one might ascend into the upper-middle class. Or they might be described as the “college-educated working class,” to emphasize that they are often the targets of cuts and speed-ups and are sometimes even unable to make a living wage or find secure employment (for example, adjunct professors). 
“Aspiring professionals” captures the dominant consciousness of this group throughout the 1980s and ’90s. Few identified with the unions that were being crushed. When Bill Clinton won, aspiring professionals were relieved to see one of their own reclaim the White House. But things have changed over the last 15 years. Rising health-care costs, increasing college tuition and lousy job markets have robbed many of these professionals of a sense that they can achieve a middle-class livelihood. This has created the grounds for solidarity with a broader working class. This is the context for Occupy Wall Street and the Sanders campaign, as well as the considerable sympathy for Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter. Hillary Clinton has little to offer the “college-educated working class,” even if many will pull the lever for her in November to fend off the Republicans. She may breathe a sigh of relief if she is victorious, but she resembles the cartoon coyote who does not notice the ground has disappeared beneath his feet as he runs off a cliff. At that point, he goes into freefall."
Also:  "Re-Tribalizing America"'.  The transgender thing is a puzzler, and really only makes sense if Barry is appealing to the desires of a very tiny Ivy League/'Hollywood' clique, a micro-pandering, and I assume money is involved.

"Article In Saudi Daily: U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks – But Blames Others For Them".  MEMRI publishes this sort of thing to make Arabs look bad, but it is completely true, and somebody in MEMRI didn't get the memo that the crypto-Jews in Saudi Arabia are now the best pals of the phony Jews who run Israel (come to think of it, the Saudi Wahhabist royals probably have a better claim to be Jews than the Ashkenazis).

"Clinton Arrogantly Declines To Debate Sanders - Who Counters And Wins".  On the one hand, this is exactly the kind of publicity stunt that Trump loves (not to mention busting the balls of his good pal Bill).  On the other had, this would be devastating for Clinton, and I'm sure Trump is completely aware that his chances of winning are much, much, much better against Clinton than against Sanders.
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