Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pathetic Loser

If something was coming down the pipe, this is exactly what I would do to inoculate against it: "Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge" (Allen). It is so flimsy and easily discredited that it is difficult to imagine that any reporter would have tried to run with it (of course, O'Keefe, when inexperienced at ratfucking, tried stunts as weak as this).

"Salma Hayek Says Harvey Weinstein Threatened Her Life: "I Will Kill You, Don't Think I Can't"" (ZeroPointNow).

"The Destruction of Matt Taibbi" (Bragman).  I don't think we should be throwing around free passes just because somebody self-servingly says the boasting of committing serial acts of criminality was satirical, but the fact that there appear to be no witnesses or complainants of bad behavior should be enough to give Taibbi the benefit of the doubt.  What Taibbi does is unique, and it would be a shame to lose him (having said that, I haven't seen any practical reforms as a result of his writing), but there seems to be a fear out there that there isn't a prominent man of the 'left' who isn't also a rapist.  Our 'culture' is pretty depraved.

"Debunking the Flagwaving Myths About an Attack on North Korea" (The Saker).  It is a completely convincing case.  I believe that Trump is aware of it, and the ridiculous things he says are, as usual, not a prelude to action but a placeholder in lieu of action.  Unfortunately, the raging dumbness of the Jerusalem cock-up means that Trump's judgment may not be as great as I have hoped. 

More of the good cop/insane cop routine that Tillerson and Trump are working (which explains why Trump is constantly chirping at Tillerson):  "Tillerson Says U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem Unlikely During Trump's Current Term".  Also:  "White House reins in Tillerson's offer to start North Korea talks".

"Syrian War Report – December 13, 2017: Trump Declares Victory Over ISIS" (South Front).  It should be embarrassing to attempt to take credit for something that you not only had nothing to do with, but actively took steps to prevent.

This hasn't aged well at all:  "Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim Russia story 'made-up' by Democrats".  They not only made up the story, they actually paid for the creation of the evidential basis for the story, and then worked within the FBI investigation to falsely promulgate the story!  It is all quite amazing. What's even more amazing is that I am positive there is all kinds of real dirt that could be found on Trump, but they don't want to look for it as it would implicate the kind of people that Trump, a life-long Democrat, would have dealt with.

""Trump Should Go F Himself" - Texts Leak From FBI Agents On Russia Probe, Hillary Emails Investigation" (Durden) (sounds like a conspiracy to subvert the course of the investigation):
"In another tweet posted by Bream, Peter Strzok says "I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherrent answer," and "I CAN'T PULL AWAY, WHAY THE F*CK HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY (redacted)??!?!"

Page responds "I don't know, But we'll get it back. ...""
Another treatment of the CNN/MSNBC lie:  "CNN & MSNBC Attempt Coverup of Bogus Story They Started" (Mish). I'm going with aliens.

That rascal Putin again (or aliens)!: "CNN's Anderson Cooper Blames "Pathetic Loser Trump" Tweet On Hackers" (Durden). Are Americans going to put up with seven more years of this?

"Fusion GPS Tried And Failed To Link Trump To Jeffrey Epstein" (Durden).  Jezebel waded through the weeds - it is very weedy! - last year:  "Here's How That Wild Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl Hit The Headlines" (Merlan):  "On August 5 of last year, a Gawker Media employee received an unsolicited voicemail tip from someone identifying themselves as Al Taylor, “the PR person for the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.”"

The Democrat 'donor' model of politics:  "Anti-Trumpism Is Anti-Progressivism In Disguise" (Johnstone) and "Centrists are going to learn the wrong lessons from Doug Jones' win" (Beijer).

"What Should We Fight For?" (Buchanan):
 "“We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna.

“Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine.”

Tillerson’s principled rejection of the seizure of land by military force — “never accept” — came just one day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and pledged to move our embassy there.

How did Israel gain title to East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Golan Heights? Invasion, occupation, colonization, annexation.

Those lands are the spoils of victory from Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War.

Is Israel being severely sanctioned like Russia? Not quite.

Her yearly U.S. stipend is almost $4 billion, as she builds settlement after settlement on occupied land despite America’s feeble protests."
"Can Cambodia meet its target to remove landmines by 2025?"  ""US received assurances Serbia won't send deminers to Syria""!  "Russia sends group of military experts for demining in Syria".

"US sanctions expected against Iran for its destructive role in Yemen" and, of course, "United States Coordinated War in Yemen Intensifies After Saleh Assassination" (Azikiwe).

"Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds".  To be fair, I assume that the contractors are not the ones who made the dangerous plans to shield the elites from having to look at the residences of the poors, or picked the deadly type of cladding.

"Toronto's Housing Bubble Is Crushing The Strip Club Industry" (Durden).

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