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Russian Trolls Fooled Sanders Voters, Including on Here

In the last months before the 2016 election, I was among the peole driven off Kos because of the pro-Clinton trolls. I found C99 to be a haven of sorts, a safe place to critique the Democratic party and its machinations, the corporate loyalties of Hillary Clinton, and to promote my preferred candidate, Bernie Sanders.

The Weekly Watch

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Fantasy: Camouflage Cover Tracks Of Incognito Spy

Margaret Alice

Today I read a most fascinating
account of exciting conspiracy
theories – enough to feed the
imagination for hours to come:
US programs dealt with lasers,
time travel, computer chips,
antigravity systems, magnified
light lenses and genetic
engineering – each term can
be looked up on the Internet
and all this research makes me
feel like a rocket scientist –
just the right camouflage
to cover the tracks of an
incognito spy!

Vignette: A Spring Day in Febuary

Breathing easy, he relaxed. The deer and groundhog playing across the field of brown high grasses at the edge of the woods enjoyed the same warm, blue sky afternoon.

The bicycle paved pathway carried strollers, dogs, Frisbee players and the retired by the headwaters of the New River. All were called out this special day.

Head the Wurlizter Off at the Pass

So I've been receiving a bunch of White Nationalist and Social Conservative messaging in my social media feed.

Conflation, Coincidence, and Conspiracy Theory

I think it is an interesting conflation of two overlapping, yet distinct groups. And I do know there is a lot of overlap, I'm well aware of Dominionism and the depth of it's wicked grip on American politics.

Survey says!

The majority of Americans oppose laws that would force transgender people to use bathrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates according to new polling from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Fifty-three percent of respondents oppose such laws, 39% favor them, and nearly 10% have no opinion.

Anatomy of the Deep State (2014 essay by Mike Lofgren)

Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on both the House and Senate budget committees. His book about Congress, The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted, appeared in paperback on August 27, 2013.

http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/21/anatomy-of-the-deep-state/ I like that book title!

Saturday Song Open Thread - Ain't Nobody's Business

Hey, it's songday. I pick a song that I believe warrants it and publish an assortment of the covers of that song by various persons and or groups. Pick a few that are new to you and have a listen. It is also, of course, an open thread to talk about anything you feel like. Hey its Saturday, so kick back,...

Today's song is: Ain't (or Tain't) Nobody's Business

Originally by Anna Meyers and Original Memphis Five, but I can't find a recording

Tit for tat. China publishes "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016"

The following is China's response to the US government's 2016 Human rights report on China.

What more can I say? The US had forgot all about kettles and pots, the goose and gander, stones and glass windows, motes and beams.


Bill Clinton's great advice

Maybe I should start writing essays on "Today's hypocrisy" as opposed to "Today's Humor". I see very little funny in current political news. Maybe I have a shriveling sense of humor (though some might doubt I ever had one). You can't go 24 hours without some monumental bits of hypocrisy. They are so common as to be as grains of sand and therefore ignored due to desensitization.