There are Freudian Slips, and then there is this!

And yet the audience laughs. It just shows how corrupt out political class is.

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of the audience is disturbing here. It was even more ominous when it came from the respectful Texas A&M university audience when Mike Pompeo said about the CIA, "we lie, we cheat, we steal." There was some awkward chuckling, then bold laughter, and then whole-hearted applause!

Fuck the CIA. Fuck the EU. Fuck NATO.

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it is a very telling exposure to their view of such trifles

and the standing ovation that Zelenski received at Cannes?

WTF are these audiences thinking?

Is it still allowed to boo at fakery?

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@QMS
does the guy get standing ovations anywhere? For what? It's mind boggling.

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

To paraphrase Jodie Foster: Human is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.

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full display.

China's military assertiveness has grown over the course of Biden's presidency, with its provocative actions frequently putting the region on edge.

Last month, China held military drills around Taiwan after a group of U.S. lawmakers arrived for talks on the self-governed island. Late last year China stepped up sorties into Taiwan's air space. Taiwan considers itself a sovereign state, but Beijing views Taiwan as a breakaway province and has not ruled out the use of force to achieve unification.

Biden and his NATO friends are holding drills right next to Russia’s border and has been sailing its ships in the Black Sea. They will recognize Taiwan as separate from China, but insists that Crimea and the 2 Donbas areas have no right to be separate from Ukraine.

Biden has sent troops to countries in Africa 10’s of thousands miles away because of the usual terrorist boogeyman, but bitches about Russia trying to rid Ukraine of Nazis. Go figure. When will the world pull its head out of its buttocks and call out America? Yeah don’t hold your breath.

But Bush displayed our hypocrisy better than anyone could have.

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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

Which is worse, in my opinion. The chuckles were at Goofy Ol' Shrub, he just stepped on his own tongue again. His impish way of NOT backing off from the obvious fact that the moral posturing against Putin is hypocrisy to the Infinite Degree is just like John McCain's musical rendition of Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb, bomb Iran. A wink at the elite audience who knows that the Necessary Country has to make shit up regularly in order to rule the very unruly planet.

Americans suffer from fantasies of power. From the ostensible left through the psycho far right wing, we obsess on having the power to fix the things wrong with our fellow citizens and our fellow inhabitants of the planet. For most of the decades of the Republic, the Christians had the stick and used it to ban all manner of personal freedoms -- no cussing, no sport fucking, no gay fucking, no gambling, no drugs, not even booze for 13 weird years.

Now, the middle and upper middle class of educated functionaries who never have to break a sweat for any reason have the stick -- and they are having a blast swinging it at all the stupid and evil people that get in "our" way. The unvaccinated getting in the way of Health Unity Driven By Science; the demented who do not understand the necessity for The Necessary Country to police the world; the crazies who do not understand the unique evil of Trump and his supporters.

My main dissent from most of the posters here at C-99 is that I do not think that either the leaders or the followers of what you could call Bidenism are stupid. Demented? Yes. Stupid, no. I spent more than half my life in Dallas and I know those SMU Donors who attend this kind of event. Many sound dumb with their Texas accents, but they are all clever functionaries or dependents of clever functionaries.

And they have divorced themselves from the people they consider too stupid to "believe" lies. Back when the churches still had political power in Dallas and other similar cities, they would all pretend to be Christians and offer praise and respectability to Dr. Criswell -- the ultra right wing nimrod who was the Big Kahuna at the First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Whole libraries full of novels and other books describe the hypocrisy of the well to do. Shrub just evoked this venerable tradition as it now shifts from worshipping Yaweh to worshipping Mammon.

Nervous laughter as our own bullshit mocks itself. Shrub, the Post Modern Icon.

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I cried when I wrote this song. Sue me if I play too long.

Criswell was the actor who played the alien commander in "Plan 9 From Outer Space". (and other Ed Wood epics) And if you really want fun Google says there is also a "Criswell" christian college (in Dallas) and a number of auto dealerships in several states.

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On to Biden since 1973

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“There’s never a shoe around when you need one.”

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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

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And sobering. It's here: https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/on-bushs-freudian-confession?s=r

My husband showed me the clip of Bush saying this on his phone as we were working outside. I think the neighbors up to 1/2 a mile away heard me laughing in disbelief.

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so