Monday, November 16, 2015

Fucking Wow

 “Can it possibly be the same crisis actor yet again?! SOTN posted the top photo because of how staged it looked, and then this photo montage was brought to our attention with the same professional crisis actress,” they write before adding, “There should be no doubt that the number one reason for the alleged Paris Terror attacks is to completely lock down Paris in order to totally control the upcoming “Climate Summit”. That’s not to say there aren’t other very significant purposes operating in the background, especially some quite stealthy geopolitical strategies involving the Middle East.”

A crisis actor...these people are so fucking crazy.

from here

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Republican Cargo Cult*

CNN host destroys Jeb Bush: You blame Hillary for Benghazi but insist brother blameless for 9/11

It's taken 14 years to arrive here.

*Cargo Cult and magical thinking.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Donald Trump:
“When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time,” Mr. Trump said.
Blaming 9/11 on Mr. Bush is taboo for Republicans and has largely been off-limits for Democrats. Pressed on whether he really meant to blame the attacks on Mr. Bush, the billionaire developer did not back down.
“He was president, O.K.?,” Mr. Trump said. “The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”

Jeb Bush: 
"We were attacked & my brother kept us safe."

It has always amazed me that a simple rhetorical construction has continued to provide cover for George W. Bush and his administration. Imagine the media and political class' unrelenting attacks on the Obama Administration if the World Trade Center had been destroyed in 2009.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Letter To My Son, from Between the World and Me

 A powerful premise: White Americans, regardless of ideology, can only invest in the lie of abstraction and false transcendence.

  • Slavery was a long time ago, and even though the nation's economy was built by slavery. I wasn't alive then, and I don't really benefit from the brutal conditions that human bondage imposed on black people.
  • Not all slaves were mistreated.
  • The Civil War was fought for states rights, not to preserve slavery as the economic engine of the south. 
  • Blacks have made many advances in American society and will only keep advancing until they achieve full equality with whites.
  • Whites are more enlightened as a result of the black people's struggle—whites have evolved beyond the prejudices our 18-19th century ancestors.
All bullshit.

The extremely white (and awful) David Brooks felt compelled to whitesplain.
 I read this all like a slap and a revelation. I suppose the first obligation is to sit with it, to make sure the testimony is respected and sinks in. But I have to ask, Am I displaying my privilege if I disagree? Is my job just to respect your experience and accept your conclusions? Does a white person have standing to respond?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

AP Has a Sense of Humor

 “Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, was shown in a series of 14 photos taken by an Associated Press photographer at a ‘Celebrate the 2nd Amendment’ event Saturday afternoon, held at a shooting range in Johnston, Iowa. Five of the photos published by AP included images of guns seen on a wall in the background so that it appeared a pistol was pointed at Sen. Cruz’s head. The images were not intended to portray Sen. Cruz in a negative light."

One Can Hope

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Let's Learn To Be Racist From Our Betters...Shall We

Ghettos are created by "colored" people in order to stick together and maintain their "colored" identities.


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