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Biden Running For POTUS

Hat tip to Naked Capitalism from the Water Cooler section. Here's the set up:

In the last week and a half, Newsweek has run two articles pitching a single-term Biden presidency to restore normalcy to American politics—one by Matthew Cooper titled, “Joe Biden Can Beat Trump in 2020, But Will the Democratic Party Let Him Run?,” and another by Gertz Kuntzman titled, “Biden Should Make James K. Polk’s One-Term Pledge and ‘Make America Normal Again.’”

Muhammad Speaks

Hey. Muhammad here. Full name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim. But that’s a hell of a mouthful, and it makes me tired charlie_hebdo_mohammed_overwhelmed-0.pngeven to think about it. So you can just call me Mo.

And you don’t need to add that “peace be upon him” word-burble whenever you say my name, either. I never said anywhere that people needed to do that. It’s not in the Quran. Try there to find it. You won’t. And it certainly never happened while I was alive, people gabbling my way “peace be upon you” every time they spoke to me. If they had, I never would have heard anything. All the shit said to me would have been all clogged up in “peace be upon you’s,” and I would have had to just say fuck it and go back in the tent. It’s annoying. Cut it out. It’s like some kind of weird freaking Tourette’s syndrome. Dudes: if you find you simply must add an appellation, for Christ’s sake try a little variety. Toss in a “bees be upon him.” Or “peas be upon him.” Or “fleas be upon him.” Something. Anything.

Wall Street set to open lower on China report

So, is the bubble finally going to burst?

Wall Street set to open lower on China report

Jan 10, 2018 at 7:56 AM CST

Wall Street was set to open sharply lower on Wednesday as investors were spooked by a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government debt.

Political Implications of the Golden Grope Awards ceremony: Oprah?

This is the #metoo era. I am excluded from that because, well, I am not a female. However, I am cognizant that the majority of the population needs to feel safe in their own bodies. So, does this automatically require that women get first shot at the Presidential Lottery? Let's look back on history, which, by the way, is the only way we can study history. Unless you are Obama, who thinks history should be obliterated, because, as he said "Let us look forward and not back". Yes, Mr.

The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Go To Jail

From John Whitehead at Counterpunch:

Now Sessions has given state courts the green light to resume their practice of jailing individuals who are unable to pay the hefty fines imposed by the American police state. In doing so, Sessions has once again shown himself to be not only a shill for the Deep State but an enemy of the people.

Why you MUST support Oprah for Preznit

Remember when not supporting Hillary made you a misogynist?
Wait, I voted for Jill Stein!

It doesn't matter. You are still a misogynist (or self-hating woman).

Now not supporting Oprah makes you both misogynist and racist.
Wait, I support Nina Turner!

It doesn't matter. You are still misogynist and racist (or self-hating etc. etc).

Facebook and dopamine--planned corporate addiction

Surfing though the tubes, I came across a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39RS3XbT2pU which leaves a great deal to contemplate, this video is 15:16 long and features 2 of Facebook's high executives, who have since left to company, for reasons not clearly stated, but which are irrelevant to this subject.

Some Very Smart, Shrewd Geniuses Agree, Trump is "a very stable genius”

Donald Trump has never been accused of over-modesty. His recent Tweet that he’s a “very stable genius,” however, seems over-the-top — batshit crazy, even for him.

Strangely, and for once, he’s actually right. Some very smart, shrewd people — Nobel Prize-winners, certified geniuses — agree with him. Read on, and here’s why they may be right.


Lies, Lies and Damned Lies

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"I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me". George Carlin

Remember the good old days of Samantha Power and Colin Powell? Like with Trump as president, just when you think it can't get any worse, along comes Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

The Weekly Watch

A New Year
but the Same Old Hypocrisy

What irony as T-rump's inauguration protesters (and those who were simply in the area) face years in prison for exercising their rights that old “tiny hands” wants to protect the rights of Iranian protesters. In Saudi Arabia protests are not tolerated, but they are our allies. In Israel they treat Palestinians (especially those that protest) inhumanely, but they are our ally and seemingly our foreign policy directors. Meanwhile, we circle North Korea with aircraft carriers and line up missiles on their border and then holler about their aggressiveness? And perhaps the biggest hypocrisy, T-rump calls for more global warming as cold weather descends (largely due to climate chaos). All the while the news media misleads and distracts.

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(Remember the Oroville Dam fiasco?): Oroville Dam: Designer of failed spillway had almost no experience

Why am I bringing this up? Because this kind of bullshit is where our tax dollars are going. Even when work is done on OUR infrastructure, it’s done as cheaply as can be done. Funny thing though. There are always cost over-runs, ‘unanticipated’ delays, and problems that are found soon after construction is completed (like not building a locker room for the opposing team). That drive up the costs, but don’t make a bit of difference in regard to how shoddy and cheap the work is.

SpongeBob SquarePants to Star in New Duck and Cover Movie


Following the impressively brave back and forth between the Dear Leaders of North Korea and Amerika the Great, and the Red Alert announcement by the head of the United Nations warning about nuclear war, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced a presentation to prepare the public and government for surviving a nuclear bomb attack.

Twelfth Night

It has been Known since the 1956 publication of the true-life non-fiction tome The Door Into Summer that Leonardo Da Vinci was a time traveler.

Therein we learn that he was born in the 20th Century as 10michelangelo1-largehorizontal375.jpgLeonard Vincent, and was employed as a drafting and architecture instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. There he became a willing subject of a colleague’s classified time-travel program, which propelled him some 500 years into the past. This was a primitive time machine, one that could only thrust people, places, and things into the past, or future, but not bring them back. And so Leonard Vincent permanently settled into the 15th Century, as Leonardo Da Vinci.

The reason Da Vinci then spent so much time and effort designing machines and other devices that would not come to fruition for hundreds of years is because he was earnestly attempting to accelerate development of Real Things he had known and experienced when Leonard Vincent in the 20th Century.

All of this is now common knowledge.

What is less well known, I guess maybe because I haven’t told anyone until now, is that Da Vinci’s contemporary and competitor, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was/is also a time traveler.