Friday, 31 January 2020

The Last Days Of Brussels: Here's What It Was Like In The EU Parliament On Brexit Eve
So long and thanks for all the fish.

Trump’s US-Mexico border wall falls down in high winds
Did anybody REALLY think this was about drug traficking and illegal aliens?  It is about making money for the wall builders, most of whom are personal friends of Trump.  Of course it was going to be built with shoddy materials and bribed inspections.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Gwen Ifill honored in Black Heritage Forever stamp dedication ceremony
Gwen Ifill now has a stamp, but her life seemed dedicated to the proposition that journalism expressed values of truth and justice that went well beyond race. She should have been honoured with an American Heritage stamp. Perhaps she still could be, if people weren't so obsessed about colour.

The Right Way For People Who Aren't Mexican To Write About Mexico 
No, we get it. Only Mexicans can write about Mexico without getting mired in issues like whether a Puerto Rican is really be a Latina. By the same token, I assume no Mexicans should write about America unless they have
1) spent years in America
2) speak fluent gringo
3) have put themselves in harms way for a conservative cause
4) can see the damage that NAFTA did to Americans
5) can feel the outrage against any abridgement of 2nd Amendment rights
6) can view Americans without either disdain or pity, sympathy or hatred
or 7) have spent time with a Republican campaign

Monday, 27 January 2020

Brexit 'Broke' Labour At Election For 'Overwhelmingly Unpopular' Corbyn - Report
Jeremy Corbyn was “overwhelmingly unpopular” with voters and Labour lost support “in every social class and nearly every age group”, a new report has found.
Well everyone (except Momentum) knew that.
Corbyn's socialism is unpopular and his anti-semitism is too.

Prince Andrew Has 'Provided Zero Cooperation' To The Epstein Inquiry, Says US Prosecutor
I notice the prosecutor did not say what cooperation he wanted. Has he provided a list of questions?
Has this Geoffrey Berman actually provided anything at all?
Or is he just trying to join a bandwagon because he thinks it make him look good and gives him his 15 minute of fame?

Holocaust survivors return to Auschwitz 75 years after liberation
As Ellie Weisel said: "We say it should never happen again, is anyone listening?" Holocausts keep happening: in Cambodia, in Rwanda, in Darfur, in Bosnia, In Myanmar - everywhere. Nobody seems to care: whether Jew, Christian, Muslim or Hindi

Anti-Semitism Did Not End With The Liberation Of The Death Camps
Not it did not: it is alive and well in Israel, where Palestinians (semites, all) are victims of extreme discrimination

Six Things Indigenous People Want You To Know This Survival Day
If you were born in Australia, you are an indigenous Australian.

I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens. In fact, he never complained about this at the time of his very public termination. If John Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book. With that being said, the...
  James Lange   @langej   We don't believe you.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Pompeo Denounces News Media, Undermining U.S. Message on Press Freedom
Fortunately she had the agreement in writing and did NOT agree to an off-the-record interview.
The administration does not believe in press freedom, they thin the press should do as they are told.
It is normal Big Government in Washington tactic and Donald John Tramp likes it.

Anti-Semitism Accusations Used To Undermine Jeremy Corbyn, Says Len McCluskey
Yes and when, like Corbyn, you don't really care about anti-semitism, then it works, doesn't it McCluskey.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Ohio Judge Apologizes For Urging Gays To 'Keep Your AIDS To Yourselves' In The 1990s
Equality Toledo Director Sheena Barnes said, despite the time that’s passed, “the words are still deeply harmful to our community.”
Absolutely. We should all be held responsible for what we said as a teenager and should have to pay for it again and again. Emotional growth is a myth, right?

Michelin-Starred Chef Claude Bosi ‘Refused Permission To Stay In UK After Brexit’
What is the world coming to when people who cut corners aren't given the benefit of the doubt.
He didn't give them the evidence they needed but thinks he should be granted it anyway. 
Why doesn't he just do what is required. “It’s free, there is plenty of support available online, on the phone or in person, and EU citizens and their families have until 30 June 2021 to apply.”

'American Dirt' Isn't Just Bad — Its Best Parts Are Cribbed From Latino Writers
Got it. Only Mexicans can write about Mexican immigrants. We hope any Mexican authors will stay away from Puerto Ricans, Brazilans and Venezuelans, as they don't have the required ethnicity. .

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Oprah On Markle and Harry's Royal Exit: Nobody Has 'Any Right To Say Anything'She has NO right to support their decision 1000% because she told us she does't have 'any right to say anything'

George Soros Accuses Facebook Of Plotting To Get Trump ReelectedIt is not just Facebook. All of the main-stream media want him re-elected, which is why they give him so much coverage. (including Huffpo) His news stories write themselves, leaving journalists with time to get on to more important things, like drinking.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers ‘Go Back to Iowa’?
Go back to Iowa, go back to Africa: same difference.  This is a racist comment.  Resign.

This Is The Controversy Behind Oprah’s Latest Book Club Pick, ‘American Dirt’
Well, jeez, she might be a person of no colour. Even if she is a woman of colour, what right does she have to tell a story that she wasn't personally involved in. We don't want to read novels from anyone who has not experienced everything in the novel personally. Imagination is a useless trait for writing. It particularly does not allow a Puerto Rican to think she knows anything about Mexicans. As Bowles would say: only people like Esmeralda Bermudez can write about immigrants, and that is only about Hispanics from Central America. She would not have a clue about what immigrants from Asia or South America or Africa or Europe or Russia would feel. Right?

Nandy Asks Morgan 'How On Earth' He Would Know If Meghan Markle Suffered Racism
It's like Spielberg and the Colour Purple: white folks just don't get it, do they Ms Nandy? Only people of colour can comment on racism because no one is EVER racist about whites nd there are no people with ingrained prejudice against whites - it just doesn't happen. Oh, and no amount of imagination can ever close the gap, right

Pete Buttigieg’s Mayoral Staff Was Disproportionately White
But a new analysis by HuffPost of the executive staff Buttigieg surrounded himself with during eight years as mayor found that two-thirds were white
2/3rd of America is also white.   But okay, absolutely, ALL staff, whether as mayor or as candidate, MUST be 14% Black, 16% Hispanic, 47% White and 3% Asian. They should also be 50% men and 50% women. We don't care about merit as much as we care about quotas and having all staff, everywhere, reflect the proportion that people have in the population. (NBA and NFL excepted)
Incidentally, if 12% were not gay, does that mean Buttigieg is homophobic?

Taylor Swift’s father ‘bought armoured cars’ after singer spoke out against Trump 
Sensible man: look what happened to Qasem Soleimani and Jamal Khashoggi.

I'm An Immigrant. Here's What You Don't See On '90 Day Fiancé.'
"In the end, ”90 Day Fiancé” is rooted in anti-fantasy; it entertains via self-righteous voyeurism into intimate catastrophes. It just seems cruel to condone a show that — however indirectly — portrays the stark reality of the immigrant story, complete with themes of xenophobia, desperation and hope, as trashy entertainment and little else."
Welcome to America, where most entertainment is like this: from dating shows to cooking shows, to apprentice shows: what would they be without the ritual humiliation and desperation.

This Is The Toll Applying For Settled Status Takes On EU Citizens Like Me
Whine, whine, whine. Your 40 years has made you into a whinging Pom.
Oh dear, there are procedures! Government bureaucrats f@cks things up as usual!
Welcome to Britain, where this happens to UK citizens all the time.

Laurence Fox Tells BBC Question Time 'To Call Me A White Privileged Male Is Racist'
It is not nice to tell the Truth, Mr Fox. Racist people don’t like it, especially from a person of no colour. 
This woman was clearly racist and, if she listened to herself she would see that she is a racist. I hope she does. She is a gringophobe.

The Colossal Gun Rally In Richmond Was Co-Opted By Extremists
What crap, Sebastian Murdock and Andy Campbell. You had to find something to write about a peaceful movement that does not agree with your ideology, so you used guilt by association.
I am for all of the guns laws proposed in Virginia, but even I can tell yellow journalism.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Former State Teacher Of The Year Kneels During Anthem At Game Attended By Trump
One of the things I fought for in my time in the military was so people could stand up, sit down, take a knee or stand on their head any time they liked. As Americans, we don't like big government in Washington telling us what to do.

Bond producer thinks women deserve better than a female James Bond. I couldn’t disagree more
Absolutely. There should be a female Samson, female Freddy Krueger, a female Hannibal Lechter, a female Jeffrey Epstein, a female Harvey Weinstein, and a female serpent in Eden.

Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines
Kids don't vote, so f@ck 'em. Pizza is a vegetable.
These rules were really really hard on my millionaire buddies

Weinstein Jury Has Only 2 White Women as Prosecutors Protest
This article attacks the entire jury process, assuming that jurors will ONLY decide based on their gender and ethnicity.  The only solution is to have ALL juries have exactly the proportion that the US population has: 50/50 men and women, 70% percent white.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Passenger Sues American Airlines After Employee Sends 100 Creepy Texts
Of course she would sue the Airlines, because  they have much more money than the guy who is responsible.

Sanders’ Wife Shuts Down Discussions Over Warren Dispute
She doesn't understand the media: if they can get a fight, they will do ANYTHING to keep it alive, Huffpo included.
If it increases anomie and makes the world a worse place to live, they will cover it.

I Stopped Cooking Everything From Scratch, And I’ve Never Been Happier
Of course. Making food from scratch is time-consuming, especially when there is social media to keep up with.

State Senator Tells Female Reporter Boys Could ‘Have A Lot Of Fun’ With Her
Suggestive comments: whose mind in in the gutter? Is "having fun" ONLY sexual to this reporter?
This is a beat up, and from what agenda?
She, as a media reporter, probably has a much more "position of power" than he does.
He is only a state senator: a nobody.

What Boris Johnson’s Flybe Rescue Says About This Tory Government 
Good for his millionaire buddies, bad for the environment.
Sounds like Boris.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Have a Public Fight Over a Private Remark
No, they didn't, but the media made it look like they did.  Anything to stir up a sh!tstorm, because the media like Trump and want him to win in 2020. (He's so easy to  write about.)

Veganism 'A Crime Against Cheese Lovers', Says Boris Johnson
Jeez, Boris, didn't anyone tell you it is not nice to tell the truth? How un-PC of you.


We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements. They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Country, NOW! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Gigi Hadid Called As Potential Juror In Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Trial
That's like having Mitch McConnell be a a fair and impartial jury in the Senate trial.
She knows the defendant and is a friend to two of the women accusing him?
What was the judge thinking?

She’s Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer, and She Thinks #MeToo Is ‘Dangerous’
“We can’t have movements that strip us of our fundamental rights” Of course you can. Innocent until proven guilty went out a long, long time ago

A Narrative Collapses as Trump Tweets: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’
Is Joe Biden in danger? What about the fake news media pundits.

Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment
The Russians will do anything to keep Trump in power: he does what he is told.

  Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump
I stand stronger than anyone in protecting your Healthcare with Pre-Existing Conditions. I am honored to have terminated the very unfair, costly and unpopular individual mandate for you
James Lange  @langej
You have NOT protected pre-existing conditions. 
Your Justice Department in involved in a suit that will eliminate ANY protection for pre-existing conditions. 
Why not have your Justice Department drop the suit? Donnie? Why not?

Monday, 13 January 2020

And the media, including Huffpo, couldn't be happier.
They want a fight and they want the Republican party to win in 2020.

It's the modern Monty Python world: what to do?  Run away, run away!
And why wouldn't they do a no-holds-barred interview: it\\who cares about family if you can big-note yourself.

Jeff Bezos Scorned For $690,000 Donation To Australia Fire Relief
Absolutely. And what did his ex-wife give? Lets all look every gift horse in the mouth. Surely Chris Helmsworth could have given more, as could Pink, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Russel Crowe. We don't understand why these people won't give us more of their money.
If all billionaires like Besos gave $690,000, there would be 1,5 billion in the fund. If all millionaires gave just $690, the fund would be 24 billion.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Representative Justin Amash Blasts Trump For 'Selling' American Troops To Saudis
Selling US troops as mercenaries: sound like something businessman Trump would do.
Which billionaires have an interest in this bank.

Mark Esper: I 'Didn't See' Specific Evidence Of Iran Threat To 4 U.S. Embassies
I don't think he COULD see the evidence. It hadn't been created yet.

Male Artists Dominate The Brit Awards Nominations As Capaldis Come Out On Top
This is outrageous. There should ONLY be females and males nominated in every category equally, regardless of merit.

Short on Legal Options, #MeToo Accusers Turn to Defamation Suits
As long as the libel suits are balanced (males and females suing each other with similar frequency) then this is a good thing.
If females or males have a significantly larger proportion, then it sounds like a stacked deck.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Facebook Says It Won’t Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads
Because Facebook customers like to be lied to. Facebook does it to their customers all the time.

Donald Trump Urges UK To Abandon Iran Nuclear Deal In Aftermath Of Missile Strikes
He just wants Britain's word to be worth as little as the USA's.

Oh no!  She was called what people call LBGTQ folks all the time, indeed often ask to be called.
That's certainly a no no.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Bernie Sanders Goes After Biden Over His Claims About Opposing The Iraq War
We realize that Huffpo wants Trump to win a second term, because he is a source of great copy and sensationalism.
This is why you want to tear down Biden or any person who might win in 2020

Rebecca Long Bailey Claims She Argued Against Labour's Second Brexit Referendum Policy
They just lie, even when their is video evidence to the contrary. Why would you trust this woman to do anything in our country's interest if it didn't promote her own personal interest.

 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly and fully strike back; perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!
  James Lange  @langej   Replying to  @realDonaldTrump
Breaking US law and contemplating war crimes: not a bad tweet for a criminal President.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Trump threatens to hit Iranian sites if country retaliates for Soleimani killing
Threatens To Attack 52 Iranian Targets, Including Cultural Sites
Sounds like war crimes to me. Still, the idea of assassinating one's enemies is enticing.
I hope the joints chief of staff have upped their security.
I suspect Xi, Un, Maduro and Bolisaro are on the look out for CIA types. Trudeau too.

She Reported Her Sexual Harasser To Instagram. It Banned Her Instead. 
I can certainly see that she should be banned. She used their service to transmit porn.
Arguably revenge porn.   So banning was the right move, regardless of why she did it. That her motives were probably good is not the issue: violate the rules, get  kicked off.
What I cant understand is why HE wasn't also banned
   PS:  We want social media like Twitter to have everything we do want and nothing we don't.
            Difficulty is, we don't agree on what we want or don't want.

Teen Beauty Vlogger Reuben De Maid On Dealing With Bullying And Hateful Trolls
Completely and utterly self-centered. In short, like a number of teenagers.