Essays and Open Threads
The comments at Moon of Alabama are of uniformly high quality, seemingly written by people in the know. Often, they contain absolute gold. Here is one of them that just blew my socks off:
I posted a TL:DR rant on SouthFront comment, but I'll summarize here for comment:
1. Salman purge is, in reality, fake; meant to explain his (temporary) reign.
on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
in cool touches
from hand dug wells.
Good morning good people!
C99 is a wonderful place, a shelter from the winds of political madness and a loving community.
“The people in charge can always justify doing terrible things in the name of the greater good. A slaughter here, a little torture there. It becomes moral to do things that would be immoral if an ordinary individual did ’em.” - Joe Hill, The Fireman
US Cops Have Killed Over 1,000 in 2017—Including Pregnant Moms, Innocent Kids, & Disabled People
As of Nov. 7, the total reported by Killed By Police stands at 1,019 people. While the vast majority were killed by officer-issued firearms, several were killed by police tasers, patrol cars, and restraint or physical force.
My name is Strollingone and I am a recovering stupid dupe.
FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds exposes what has really been going on with this cast of criminally corrupt Obama-Clinton characters of which a key part of is .... Robert Mueller himself -- the anointed "special council investigator" that is supposed to tell us the truth(?), and prosecute the crimes (his own?).
We itemize our medical expenses on our income taxes because our medical costs consistently exceed $20,000 a year. Last year it was $26,000. But the GOP bill will eliminate that deduction which means we will have to dip further into our limited savings.
I make fun of the go team go attitude of dem voters, but I'm guilty too. I unsubscribed to Addicting info and Occupy Democrats not soon after I subscribed to them, because I like to think dems are smart, I couldn't handle that bubble being popped. If you ignore it it doesn't exist was my thinking I guess. Trump is finally doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. The DOJ is attaching conditions to the AT&T Time Warner deal, that include it must sell CNN.
Huffington Post pulled this story. Here it is.
The two sources that originated the allegations claiming that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — without providing convincing evidence — were both paid for by the Democratic National Committee, and in one instance also by the Clinton campaign: the Steele dossier and the CrowdStrike analysis of the DNC servers. Think about that for a minute.