If you didn't see Vice (on HBO) last night, you MUST VIEW this 3 min clip. It's an interview with one of the Charlottesville Rally Alt-Right leaders talking about the success of their rally. His cold blooded demeanor even after the murdering Alt-Right thug plowed his car through a crowd of non-violent protesters is jaw dropping.
Normally I spend my time knocking the corporate elites of the Democratic Party, but this time I have some choice words for the rank-and-file Democratic voter.
Let's start with John McCain. A man who has never met a war he didn't like.
Although most Americans are ignorant of the war crime that is the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, most everyone here is aware of the awful details.
The unprovoked war has already killed more than 10,000 and displaced millions, caused a massive famine and a cholera epidemic with around 500,000 cases.
This is where we are in what can be very loosely termed as current political discourse.
It has recently come to my attention that people here aren't pulling their weight for our corporate elites.
In fact, I'm ashamed to say that some of you are guilty of thought-crimes.
In the interests in Unity(tm) I'd like to remind you that we are in a struggle against
Trump/Putin/ZombieHitler. If that can't motivate you to join the McResistance, I don't know what will.
Nicole Brar attended Heritage Oak Private Education in Yorba Linda until it became apparent they had irreconcilable differences.
The school would not allow Nikki to dress as a girl, to use the girl's restroom, or to be referred to by female pronouns.
Some comments to my latest blog said I was wrong for talking about non-violent resistance. My own history includes training to be a USMC officer including how to kill with my bare hands. That training changed me forever. I do not want to kill another human being for any reason including “self defense”.
It's been a busy week helping my 87 year old mom move to smaller easier apartment in Birmingham. So my news is a little scant. The MSM continues with the blaring Trump-it...Sabers rattling in N. Korea (and a no war game peace deal still unreported). And they all fiddle around as the planet burns. Perhaps extinction is best.
This article in Current Affairs written by Briahna Joy Gray, a young woman of color, makes the case that identity politics is racist. She does a damn good job.
The extreme right have been promoting hatred for a long time now the SPLC has been monitoring these groups for a long time now. There is always an undercurrent of violence on display especially amongst the so called gun hugging "militias".
According to this July 25, 2017,Scientific American article, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sperm-count-dropping-in-weste... ,
Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, researchers said on Tuesday.
I got pretty excited last week when I found the Texas A&M Fall Planting Guide online. We are in Region III. Have started planting the fall garden, but was uncertain about when to plant many seeds. Also discovered that the famous Texas horticulturalist, Neil Sperry, has a website which offers other pertinent information.
What is happening in Charlottesville is not a spectator sport. People are being injured, maybe killed (again-Black Lives matter, Black Panthers, Labor Union members, etc.) and it is not for your entertainment nor for you to sit and be outraged. Every time violent force is used against any of us it is against all of us.
Researchers at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism claim the following:
Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues.
Times are changing. Sometimes for the better. Hillary Goddam Clinton is being offered a plea deal by Sessions' DOJ to plead guilty to "prosecutable crimes" in return for no further legal actions against her for CGI, uranium one, pay-to-play, and her email scandal which is still producing more poisonous (for her) fruit. My take is that she can NEVER admit that she has done anything wrong and will go down with her Titanic-sized load of garbage rather than admit she was a felon.
Make no doubt about it. The economic game is over and done with. Stiglitz and Piketty and Saez are like the Holy Trinity of economics. You can try arguing with one or the other, but all get three together and even God her ownself will simply add "What they said!"
I have written a rather comprehensive debunking of the "Russia interfered in our election” narrative that has obsessed the MSM for most of a year. Since its first posting, I have been updating it; its expanded form is available here: https://medium.com/@markfmccarty/whats-left-of-russiagate-are-we-down-to...
From the back garden today.
It's been a better year for butterflies. Aside from Monarchs, I've seen Red Admirals, a Spicebush Swallowtail, a Tiger Swallowtail, a Mourning Cloak (Camberwell Beauty).... oh and a Buckeye, amongst others.
Off to make Tea. Feel free to post.
America troop deployments rarely get any attention, and that's twice as true for Africa.
So when U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed that it had sent troops to Libya to back one of the three competing governments, no one cared.
Some of us have the vision of a number of small, local meet-ups for Caucus99ers, with the possibility later of a centralized once-a-year gathering.
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It took guts for The Nation magazine to publish a take down of the most horrific psyops ever levied against the American people by their own government. News broke this week when an array of intelligence experts from the US and the UK performed the missing forensics on the leaked DNC emails published by Wikileaks in order to determine how they were lifted, altered, and transmitted. In their report, they have debunked — once and for all — the national sickness known as Russiagate.
The Nation gave the article a deliberately modest and understated title: "A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack." It's one of those clarity-bringing revelations you will remember for a long time. The truth will signal, to any thinking American, that the Democratic Party will not and cannot recover from the sabotage it inflicted on this nation. They cynically used a false flag "attack" to deflect their losses and in the process pushed the US to the brink of a nuclear war with Russia. The Democratic leadership is complicit in this and cannot be redeemed. The Internet Security company that ran this fiasco, CrowdStrike, has spent years attempting to spike tensions between Russia and the United States. Their frequent assessments of Russian hacking, which they've had to retract more than once — and their close association with the anti-Russian, Soros-funded Atlantic Council has earned them some contempt among their technology peers. What would you suggest be done with them?
I'm also giving up writing for those that refuse to read.
It is incredibly frustrating, three words in and an opinion has already been formed, five words in the talking over has begun. Write more that three lines then the arguments are ignored and conclusions wasted.
It is getting to the point where tweeting is long winded, can our view be expressed in fewer than five words? 20 Characters? God help you if you use a key word, Russia for example.