Saturday, March 25, 2017

Koch blocking

"Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle".  You could read all the facts, over and over again described as Trump mistakes, as a rather masterful performance to sink the bill - which would have been a disaster for his Presidency and ensured no chance of reelection - while maintaining his full conservative bona fides (something a life-long Democrat needs to keep).  He couldn't repress seven years of Republican whining about Obamacare, not to mention all the Koch money, but he could manage things so no new legislation was possible.  Ryan has never been a fan or ally of Trump, and he ends up holding the entire bag for the failure, largely due to Trump forcing him to proceed when the support for the legislation was obviously not there..

"Paul Ryan Only Passed 2 Bills Into Law In More Than A Decade".  The name of a post office, and the rate of tax on arrow heads.  Capped by the repeal of the hated Obamacare, it is truly a distinguished career.

"On Mocking Dying Working Class White People" (Stoller) (also).  In the examinations of the election where the flyover types are interviewed, they always mention the 'deplorables' crack.  Even if the Democrats somehow manage to suppress the worst examples of their hatred for the un-hip, their victims will see through it (and. let's face it, the liberals hate the deplorables because the lives of the deplorables are living reminders of the failures of liberalism).

Related problem with the truth leaking out through the honesty of the hasty and the glib provided by Twitter:  "Smash the Twittering machine".

"You'll Never Guess Who Funded Milo's College Tour".

"The New York Times offers sympathy for the Israeli terrorist who threatened to bomb synagogues and airlines".  They have an amazing list of excuses, up to and including brain tumor (!), but the big problem of course is that this interrupts the narrative that Jews need lots of government money, and the right to kill people and steal their land, as all those awful Nazis are attacking them.

Speaking of which, this is wonderful (it would be better without the unnecessary update, but I guess Nazis are a bit thick):  "ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt Pens Heartfelt Letter to Andrew Anglin, Apologizes for Jew Prank Call Hoax".

"Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint".  From December, so it is damn lucky it popped up just when needed!  The Jews probably shouldn't get into a pissing match over whose religious texts are the most vile.

"If they want to burn it, you want to read it!" (Atzmon).  "An Open Letter to Publishers and Readers".

"Every Commune is a Cooperative: Self-organisation and self-sufficiency are progressing in Rojava".  The Syrian Kurds are very admirable.

Thief news:  "Israeli bill redefining maritime border with Lebanon labelled a ‘declaration of war’".

"Discipline for dogs (and kennel masters)".  Bibi's having trouble with the leash.

"Illegal U.S. Occupation Forces in Syria and Iraq: Pentagon Intends Establishing “Interim Zones of Stability”".  Tillerson, who appears quite sane for a man whose whole life has been dedicated to doing evil, from time to time says disturbing things.

""Pray to God that I will not be the candidate", Said Lula, Warning His Opponents".

"A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and Mosul".

"No Turning Back: Belorussian security forces arrest Maidan provocateurs".

"How to Think About Vladimir Putin":
". . . Putin’s conduct is bound to win sympathy even from some of Russia’s enemies, the ones who feel the international system is not delivering for them. Generally, if you like that system, you will consider Vladimir Putin a menace. If you don’t like it, you will have some sympathy for him. Putin has become a symbol of national sovereignty in its battle with globalism. That turns out to be the big battle of our times. As our last election shows, that’s true even here."
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