Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Nikki Haley Hits Back At White House: ‘I Don’t Get Confused’
Sorry, Nikki. You want more sanctions on Russia, but Putin won't let Donnie do that.

Facebook Didn’t Seem To Care I Was Being Sexually Harassed Until I Decided To Write About It
Was it Facebook who harassed you or was it somebody else? Who, beside Facebook did you report this to?   If this group met on the telephone, would the phone company be responsible? If it met by post, would the post office be be responsible?

No Disclosure? No Problem. Sean Hannity Gets a Pass at Fox News.
Why would you expect FOX or Hannity to have journalistic ethics?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Trump Scraps New Sanctions Against Russia, Overruling Advisers
Putin won't let him.

A New Poll Shows The GOP Is More Trump’s Party Than Paul Ryan’s
Of course it is. It stands for $1 trillion dollar deficits, trade-union protectionism, racism, sexism and big government in Washington telling us what to do.  These things were never Paul Ryan's style.

Syria Strikes To Punish 'Bad Behaviour' Not Justified, Says Shami Chakrabart
True! We really aren't all that opposed to regimes using poison gas on their people. It's the kind of thing you see all the time. I don't know why we would want to single out this bad behavior from any other. Chemical weapons are sort of like putting your feet on a tube seat or leaving your gum under the restaurant counter, innit?

Monday, 16 April 2018

The Blue Wave Might Not Happen

Trump is said to be morally unfit to be President of the United States.   Well of course he is, anyone with the sense God gave a goose knows this.  The problem is that no one cares.  We just don’t care that our President is immoral.  We have given up on morality.  All we care about is winning.

This is true of even of those one would think should care.  Evangelicals do not care if our President treats women as meat, and long as he opposes abortion.  Trade unions do not care if he is a racist, as long as he favours protectionism.  The rich do not care if he lies, as long as he gives them massive tax cuts.  The military/industrial complex do not care if he is a stain on all our country holds dear, as long as he increases military spending.   Some conservatives are even willing to put up with $1 trillion in deficits each year, if it means the Republican party wins.

Not only have we made winning the be all and end all of political life, we have made it part of our moral life as well.   Does it matter if he lost with honour?  Who cares, he lost.  Does it matter if he cheats to win?  As long as he didn’t get caught or can bluff his way through.

Someone asked about the Syria airstrikes: what were our President’s goals?   You have to understand that he does not have goals in a military or business management sense.  He just checks his ratings.  He is, at heart, a reality TV show host, and he runs his presidency that way.  He measures himself almost solely on his ratings.  

The mainstream media give him what he wants and needs: attention. They hang on every word he tweets.  And it doesn’t really matter if, like FOX they fawn on every statement or, like MSNBC, they excoriate anything he has to say regardless of merit.  They are ratings: they say that he matters.

This makes me think that the so-called “blue wave” predicted for the mid-term elections may, in fact, not happen. The Democrats just don’t make the news these days, because they have nothing sensational to say.   They will do fine with black and Hispanic voters, but they have alienated their base in the white-collar worker and the common labourer.  So far, they don’t seem to be able to come up with anything to win them back.

Meanwhile Trump gets the headlines, day in day out.   It’s how he won the presidency.  
It may be how he will win the mid-term elections.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

‘Mission Accomplished!’ But What Is the Mission in Syria?
He does not have goals in the military or business manager sense of the word. He got his ratings, so he's happy.

Ex-Ambassador To Vietnam Quit Because Trump Planned To Deport More RefugeesOoooh! Ethics. Not a Trump Republican then

This Is Life On The Streets Of Hollywood When You’re Young, Queer And Homeless
Nice that this girl, who left home of her own accord, got some help from a charity.Wish they would do that for our homeless vets.

Only a quarter of Britons backed the UK’s decision to launch air strikes in Syria
Yes, I've noticed Britain becoming cowards over the last few decades.

"We’re standing up for our families, our factory workers, and our way of life. My Administration hears your voice – and has your back."
@langej  As long as you and your billionaire buddies get to make millions off of my kids and grand kids

Friday, 13 April 2018

"Jeremy Corbyn has accused the government of ‘waiting for instructions’ from Trump on what to do." 
Corbyn thinks it is okay for someone to be "a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it,” "

Trump Pardons Scooter Libby
I think Trump has just said: "I don't care if he lied."
So why is anyone upset about Comey and McCabe.

Google has lost a landmark “right to be forgotten” ruling
Absolutely. People with criminal pasts need to be able to hide this fact from law abiding UK citizens.

There is nothing wrong with Homan being a cop's cop if he will just get his own cops from ICE to do their job. 
All they need is a federal warrant and local cops will arrest the perp. 
It is just the the Feds want someone else to do their job for them - but Feds often act that way.

    1. End of conversation
    1. New conversation
      James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and... DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!
    2. Unless you are making yourself look good or someone else look bad, you aren't happy, are you. We don't have time for this kind of distraction. GET A LIFEw   Anyway, you just said you didn't care if Scooter Lbby lied, so why get upset about Comey and McCabe
      End of conversation
    1. New conversation
      Tremendous pressure is building, like never before, for the Border Wall and an end to crime cradling Sanctuary Cities. Started the Wall in San Diego, where the people were pushing really hard to get it. They will soon be protected!
    2. There is NO pressure for the wall, which is stupid waste of money. HIRE MORE BORDER GUARDS. The San Diego wall is of the type that has been in existence since at least 2015. Sanctuary cities are easy: just get a federal warrant and the local cops will arrest the perp. JUST GET I.C.E.TO DO THEIR JOB
      End of conversation
    1. New conversation
      Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, Japan, who has hit us hard on
      trade for years

Saturday, 31 March 2018

    1. ...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!
    2. The Trump family enterprises, particularly those controlled by Kushner and Invanka should also register as a lobbyist, along with the SVR and other controllers of Donnie John Trump
      End of conversation
    1. New conversation
      While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that...
    2. Tell USPS to raise their prices. Amazon can probably do it themselves for $1 more than they pay the post office.

    Labour Members Think Anti-Semitism Claims Are  Exaggerated To Damage Jeremy Corbyn 
        Yes. Claims of anti-semitism are always exaggerated, according to the people being accused. 
              And the reason they are always exaggerated is because our guy is always good. 
                Some of his best freinds are jewish, I'll bet.

                Israel Says Firing on Palestinian Protesters Was Justified
                It is always justified when soldiers shoot unarmed civilians in Gaza.  It's what Israelis do.
                   Some bloggers here have told me my position is racist, anti-semite.  Nonsense!
                   Both the Gazan and the Israelis are semites: it is hard to be racists when both sides are the same race.
                   Contrary to received wisdom, not all anti-israeli statements are anti-semite.
                   The government of Israel is not all Jews, nor do its policies receive support from all Jews.
                It is simply Israeli policy to shoot a few Gazans, pour encourager les autres.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Veterans Groups Worry VA Chief’s Ouster Sets The Stage For Privatization
What are Vets for, if not to make a profit on?

Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Awards $75K To Teen Sexually Harassed As An Intern
Assault is assault, so he got what he deserved.
But if a woman asked these same questions, would that also be sexual harassment. (...asked G.M. questions about her favourite sex positions and what sexual activities she enjoyed). If not, then there is something seriously sexist about this charge. If a woman can ask a question but a man cannot, that is sexist.

This Is What A Forced Deportation Sounds Like When It Goes Wrong
Gosh, it is so brutal that these people have to obey the law. 
Shouldn't they only have to obey those laws that are convenient to them and ignore anything else
Shouldn't anybody who has gotten in be allowed to stay, preferably at taxpayer expense.