Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Right-Wing Media's Silence about Fox News Criminal Sexual Harassment Empire

Fox (Faux) News came along at a precipitous moment in American History. Ronnie Raygun's elimination of the fairness doctrine and the rise of toxic right-wing talk radio had primed the pump for the outright conservative TV station.

Peopled by unabashed right-wing nut jobs, Faux News made it their effort to pump right-wing John Birch Society style lies into the America bloodstream, promote extreme Republican candidates, attack the Clinton Presidency and foster conservative conspriacy theories.

Many positions taken by Faux News hosts and Republicans would be abandoned or be reversed 180 degrees when W(orst Potus Ever) replaced Bill Clinton as President.

In the 1990's, Republicans and Faux News were skeptical of American involvement in Kosovo (Yugoslavia Civil War) and claimed President Clinton was "wagging the dog" in entering a war to avoid his scandal plagued Presidency. Here are a couple of the egregious examples,
"You can support the troops but not the president." – Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX)
"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?" –Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is." – Governor at the time George W. Bush 
By just a couple years later, Faux News and the Republican Party had completely reversed their so-called strongly held positions and was cheerleading multiple Wars, claiming anyone who said anything against War or against the President was a traitor and allied with Terrorists.

Besides hunting after President Clinton, and helping Republicans steal the 2000 election, the most important victory by Faux News was in bullying other major media outlets into covering bullshit false conservative conspriacy's, treating these right-wing lies as though there might be true, and adopting the Both Sides Do It mantra which still holds sway today.

In the parlance of sports this is known as 'Working the refs',

Of course, all the while this was happening, powerful men at Faux News had engaged in a decades long campaign of sexual harassment and assault. Now, sadly for right-wing media empire it's not just one woman coming forward.

When Breitbart News "reporter" Michelle Fields was manhandled by Trump's Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the fascist right-wing internet sprung into action to silence her and defend Lewandowski. Faux News, not surprisingly, led the charge.

In the case of the allegations against Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, former Republican Senator Scott Brown, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and others, two dozen women have come forward with clear cut evidence of an culture of sexual misconduct, abuse and criminal assault. These complainants include several of the most promienent women at Faux.

So, the first weapon of the right-wing on-line community, slandering and smearing the individual victim, was rendered impotent.

But, Faux News has faithfully kept to Ronnie Raygun's commandment, Thou Shall Not Say Anything Bad about a Republican, and thus we hear nothing because IOKIYAR is the Prime Directive of Faux News and Conservatives.

So, dutifully the on-line conservative internet is ignoring the severe and pervasive culture of criminal sexual harassment which permeates all of Faux News.

However, Gretchen Carlson a long-time purveyor of conservative propaganda, apparently has over a year's worth of secretly gathered audio/video surveillance of Ailes egregious abuse. This, leads to a particular right-wing refrain, when a conservative darling is captured being a criminal with undercover video surveillance

For instance, when the awful truth about the child sexual assaults perpetrated by of Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert came to light via a blackmail scheme, conservatives were of course, more concerned about the FBI "trampling" Hastert's rights and snooping in his private financial matters as well as being extra angry at the victim's dastardly crime of blackmailing a Republican.

Carlson's video shows Ailes was engaged in a textbook example of "quid pro quo" sexual harassment. Meaning he was requesting/demanding sexual favors in exchange for Carlson's career advancement and continued employment. Additionally, the few details which have emerged show Faux News was the quintessential "Hostile Work Environment",
It was common knowledge at Fox that Ailes frequently made inappropriate comments to women in private meetings and asked them to twirl around so he could examine their figures; and there were persistent rumors that Ailes propositioned female employees for sexual favors. The culture of fear at Fox was such that no one would dare come forward.
Of  course, none of this matters to the right-wing internet. Because what right-wing toxic talk radio began, and Faux News advanced, has been reached its' full potential by conservatives on-line.

Conservatives have an internet entire edifice built up to tell them lies to make themselves fell better in the guise of news and click-bait articles designed to keept them in a turgid state of rage. And Conservative Rage is directed against the Left, Liberals, and the Democratic Party. Yes, other groups or incidents receive conservative ire on a daily basis but, most often it is brought back around to how the left caused, created, or facilitated whatever has right-wingers in a lather.

Thus, conservatives, who don't believe in rape accusations unless made against a muslim, black person, or Bill Clinton and don't care about sexual pecadillos unless the person is an elected Democrat This incident will thus never don't care about the pervasive and hostile criminal sexual atmosphere at Faux News.

They will never address it, let alone spend decades rehasing the same issues or complaints. Anything which upsets the established order of right-wing supremacy is to be ignored. Conservative thought, as it is, and right-wing ideology can never fail it can only be failed and anything which might make conseravtism fail is to be declared anathema and cosigned to the holy fires of on-line right-wing rage.

Friday, September 2, 2016

The star spangled shameless hypocrisy of conservative anger towards Colin Kaepernick

I talk of Freedom, you talk of the Flag...- White, Discussion Live
No refuge could save the hireling and slave 
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, 
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave 
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.  
- part of Slave Owning Francis Scott Key's extra stanza, the real reason conservatives fetishize the Star Spangled Banner is it celebrates the murder of slaves and conservatives love slavery and the treatment of black people as charnel property.
Colin Kaepernick, a football player, has earned the enmity of conservatives. Kaepernick staged a protest by refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Kaepernick explained his protest is over unfair treatment African-Americans and people of color receive at the hands of the police and in the United States.

The NFL is in a bind because for years now, and especially post 9/11, football has cloaked itself in hyper-patriotism and jingoistic flag-waving. So, while a good enough NFL player will get away with sexual assault, or domestic battery threaten the NFL's jingoistic Proud to be an A 'Murican branding and much consternation follows.

Conservatives exploded in anger because this cuts directly at their current agenda of oppression. Conservatives have discarded "dog-whistles" and have embraced an agenda of outright racism and bigotry. The swift and vociferous response from right-wingers indicates how close to home Kaepernick's protest resonates with conservatives. They know many of the shootings by Police Officers have been unjustified and conservatives have been directing their political energies at ensconcing right-wing oppression and intolerance into Law.

Alt-Right little white darling Tomi Lahren ranted on TrumpTV that Kaepernick should recognize thousands of people around the world would love to take his place here and he should shut up. Of course, the unspoken but understood rejoinder to little white darling Lahren is that her right-wing aryan brothers are fighting to ensure those thousands can't come here and Trump's only stated position is he's going to kick out every refugee here in the U.S.

The San Franciso Police Officer's Association (SFPOA) came off as especially weak and petulant when they issued a demand that Kaepernick apologize. The SFPOA had a chance to look professional and equanimous instead their thuggish evil Union Boss* sounded like a spoiled brat refusing to eat his vegatables,
The SFPOA "will not stand by while he (Kaepernick) attacks police officers in this country..." Kaepernick has "an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and officer-involved shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers."
On-line Conservatives responded in the same fashion they always do by throwing tantrums and demanding the person who hurt their feelings be fired from his job and get out of their country. Political correctness never found stronger adherents than right-wingers.

Conservatives have no problem skewering the sacred cows of ideology's they disagree with, for example burning korans or having 'Draw Muhammad' Contests. When conservatives go out of their way to demean, offend, or "desecrate" other people's cherished symbols or deeply-held beliefs, smug right-wingers retreat behind freedom of speech. But, if one of their beloved icons or shibboleth's isn't adhered to precisely? Well, then conservatives threaten rape, murder and destruction upon their enemies. The freedoms right-wingers so angrily demand for themselves they would immediately rescind from their political enemies.

It's similar to when Tea Partiers decry the destruction of private property while not knowing or not caring that their name derives from the so-called greatest instance of private property destruction in American History. It's hypocrisy of the most shameless variety.

Conservatives are Authoritarians who when given power do not pause in using the Awesome Power of Government to silence their critics. Throughout history mankind has seen what happens to millions of human beings when conservatives take over Governments; bigotry, racism, rape and murder are codified and justified and we know that if Republicans take over the U.S. Government in the November elections an Agenda of Oppression and Intolerance will be rushed into law, while rights and protections for less well-off or weaker Americans will be curtailed, as Conservatives strive to Afflict the Afflcited and Comfort the Comfortable and install a White Power Apartheid Government in the United States

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Well known thief Bruce Rauner tries to steal a $400 million from Teacher's Pensions

Governor Bruce Rauner made an attempt to swindle a $400 million from the TRS pension system. Currently, the TRS is funded by member contributions, investment dividends, and state controbutions. If investment returns don't perform up to expecrations the State of Illinois has to make up the difference by law. Accutarial scientists have advised revising the rate of return downward from 7.5% to 7%. The TRS board was set to accept the accutarial change, which according to the Chicago Tribune would mean;
If the board voted for the 7 percent figure, state government would be on the hook to make up the difference, estimated to cost an extra $400 million to $500 million a year, an expense that would come due starting in July. The governor and lawmakers would have to find that extra money, worsening a state budget that's already in free fall amid a budget impasse that's lasted more than a year. 
If the board voted for the 7.5 percent figure, the state would not have had to pay all of that extra money right away. But if investments failed to hit the benchmark, the shortfall would have been tacked on to the pension fund's $65 billion debt. Taxpayers would be hit either way; the question was whether it would be in the short term or long term.
So, Rauner's "solution" was to request the TRS board delay. Just like every other Illinois Governor,  Rauner wanted to kick the can down the road. Because delay long enough and when the bill comes due, Rauner knows he won't be in office and it'll be someone else's problem.

It's ironic and sick to see Rauner mess around with the TRS pensions. Rauner's fortune, he once I'm refered to himself as the 1% of the 1%, came from clipping money from the TRS pension system. Rauner's hedge fund GTCR "managed" the TRS pension for two decades. Consequently, he managed to amass billions of dollars by taking some of the pension money for himself, while the pension itself has been "nickeled and dimed" and has been pushed into debt.

Of course, Bruce Rauner doesn't care. Rauner got rich off of other people's labor. Rauner is a Rentier, he doesn't make money from producing anything, or from refining an existing product, or from inventing a new device, or from discovering something. No, Rauner's money comes from charging rent, extracting fees, and siphoning off of other people's money. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shocking! How Fox News could fix Obamacare and save the brain-damaged dying Hillary Clinton

Modern right wing nut jobs are Masters of watching video. It's really their only marketable skill, watching tv. They've turned sitting on their expansive behinds, watching events happen hundreds of miles away from them, and then taking to the radio and internet to uncover the conspiracy, into an artform! All without leaving the comforts of home.

In the past, they've had spectacular successes, like when right-wingers debunked the Sandy Hook massacre; as completely made up and no children or adults died that day. Conservatives were able to stave off Obama's Gun Grab and saved the Republic! Now, right-wingers, led by Breitbart, have uncovered the shocking truth! Hillary Clinton is on death's door from various multiple brain injuries.

It's just fascinating how conservatives with no medical training can make detailed medical diagnoses via youtube video clips and from watching Sean Hannity. This is a criminally untapped medical resource! No longer do we have to wear the shackles of Obamacare! Just post a video on-line and right-wing nut jobs will provide you the diagnosis of your illness! The American People will save millions of dollars in medical expenses!

Of course, when it comes to HRC, the spot-on diagnosis of her brain damage unfortunately don't confine themselves to just a dispassionate Hippocratic analysis but, venture into the realm of death wish magic.

Conservatives can't help themselves wishing their enemies die. It's who they are and how they act. Conservatives seethe with anger and are nought but, violent balls of rage, waiting to unleash their fury on those who've stolen America from its' rightful owners; the white conservative male.

As the right-wing incestuous internet fills up with thousands of articles and videos about HRC, including the Trump Campaign claiming she has brain damage, it appears conservatives are all in on the HRC is brain-damaged as well as evil incarnate.

Is it a winning strategy?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trump's Russian Friends just hacked the NSA. Trump's Treason.

A few weeks ago Donald Trump requested his Russian overlords hack into the U.S. Government, and now it appears Vladimir Putin and the KGB* have just done it, in a cyberattack on the NSA and United States.

Ivanka Trump was recently with Wendi Deng, a communist Chinese Spy who had previously been tasked with manipulating Rupert Murdoch and Americans through Faux News. However, Deng was acting as an arranger for the Russian Government in facilitating meetings between Ivanka and Russian agents in Croatia to pass along further instructions from the Russian Government to her father, Donald  Trump.

Donald Trump is the puppet of Putin and, a not-so-clandestine, agent of the Russian Government. It is now incontrovertible that Donald Trump is purposefully working for the Russian Government, most likely to destroy the United States, probably in replayment for the millions the Russians and Putin have loaned him.

Conservatives and The Republican Party are aiding former Soviet Agents and a foreign Government to subvert the United States of America. It appears, Donald Trump and conservatives are wittingly or unwittingly enemies of the Nation.

Personally, I'm not shocked Trump has invited a Foreign Power to subvert America; screwing Americans over has been Trump's modus operandi for almost 40 years. Now, that he's questing for the Brass Ring

*- Yes, I know the KGB has been replaced by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service and Federal Security Service.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Police Injustice, the Policing System is working as Designed

Lost amongst the Trump-led GOPdammerung, the Dept of Justice released a depressing report on the state of policing in Baltimore. That report has been coupled with two more Police Shootings of young black males, one in Chicago and one in Milwaukee.

Now, the Milwaukee shooting appears to have been lawful, a "good shoot", but, criminals took advantage of the tensions and engaged in assaults and vandalism using the shooting as a pretext. The Chicago shooting is more complex and does not appear to be a "good shot" at this time.

It appears that young black men need to re-learn the lesson their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers learned;
"You need to understand that there are two gangs in the projects. The police are also a gang but they really have the power. I mean, these n* run around with money and cars, but at any moment the cops can get them off the street. Never, never, never piss off the police." -Sudhir Venkatesh recounts a discussion with "Autry" in Gang Leader for a Day (pg. 239)
The system of Policing in America is working as intended. Modern Police Departments were created during the 19th century to deal with 3 changing factors in America; 1) the growth of cities due to Industrialization, 2) the influx of immigrants from new nations, 3) the end of slavery and the Black exodus. Thus, a system needed to be created to deal with problems that original Sheriff's were not designed to handle; to control, disenfranchise, and ghettoize undesireables. To accomplish this it is not necessary that every Police Officer be racist. It is, in fact, desireable for the majority to be color-blind.

Every shooting is not done by a Bocephus white slave master racist cop but, that's what makes the rigged system work. The system by being generally good and staffed by lawful, honorable people creates a space for a bad element to exist and operate. Humans have a difficult time processing issues related to large, anonymous systems. It's too much. An individual bad actor or department can be identified and dealt with but, the system of control which has been created, and feed for centuries works in the background grinding out victims without being addressed.

Overall, the quality of modern police officers is very high but, that's a lie of statistics. In a Nation of 320 Million any one death is a insignificant blip, but such a calculus is used by those who do not suffer from the system.

Ferguson, Missouri two years ago became a microcosm of the harshness of the system. Michael Brown, got into an altercation at a gas station over a pack of swisher sweets, of which, Darren Wilson was unaware.

The altercation between Wilson and Brown at the door of the squad SUV and into the street without video evidence can never be properly reconstructed and one eye witness account will nver be heard but, right-wingers didn't feel comfortable with the known facts and had to start adding elements that were untrue. Conservatives sites claimed Wilson suffered a broken orbital bone from the "beating" he took and Faux News and the right-wing internet ran with the wholly untrue "diary" of Witness 40 to describe the final interaction and last shots fired at Brown.

But, when the Dept of Justice released the report which showed the Ferguson PD had been transformed from Officers into revenue generators to fill budget gaps that received little fanfare. Police Departments have been monitized over the last few decades as villages and cities have had to deal with declining budgets.

On top of turning Police Officers into tax collectors "Broken Windows" Theory has been in place for years. Broken Windows hypothesized that by cracking down on every minor infraction major crime would be detered. Additionally, "Stop & Frisk" and the War on Drugs turned policing from protect and serve into halt and harass.

Taken together, these had the effect of turning LEOs into occupying force, while other factors, the availability of high-powered firearms and long guns have led to a Paramilitary police look and mentality.

The recent Chicago Police shooting of an escaping car thief, and the mentality that led to the long altercation and not split-second decision was neatly avoided, while Chicago police bloggers who blamed both Mayor Rahm and Daley for cutting the training budget. Other anonymous LEOs joined in by saying lack of training was the problem.

This is part and parcel of the system. Bad shoots can be blamed on a lack of training or stress from working conditions and not from the violence/control/dehumanization inherent in the system. But, if these aren't enough to cover the bad shoot, then the character/criminal history of the suspect becomes pertinent and subtle lies can be added to the narrative.

Conservatives have been conditioned by right-wing toxic talk radio, Faux News, and the incestuous right-wing internet sites to reflexively blame all members of the maligned group. After every incident if the perpetrator is black, all members of the black community or #blacklivesmatter are guilty, if the offender is a muslim, all of islam is responsible, if the immigrant is hispanic, he's illegal.

Also, as conservatives have been trained to focus all their ire onto President Obama, every shooting in Chicago, every riot in Milwaukee becomes his fault. Additionally, since they ascribe to President Obama tyrannical powers they demand he turn those powers onto #blm and uniltaerally declare the organization a "terrorist group".

The arguments around #blm today are eeriely similar to those made about the Civil Rights Era; act responsibiliy, don't be so militant, don't do things which cause people to be annoyed or inconvenienced by you and eventually we'll get around to your concerns.

It wasn't until blacks began causing damage to property, in response to police shootings of black men that the media and conservatives began to pay attention. Of course, conservatives immediately called for violence against any and all black people and began demanding shoot-on-sight orders for looters.

Of course, it's hard to take conservatives seriously when they cry and moan about private property damage seeing as they venerate the Boston Tea Party as a near-Holy Event.

But, during the Civil Rights Era, black leaders knew they needed an unassailable champions to be the vanguard of the movement, that even the whiff of impropreity would be the wedge conservatives needed to discredit them and get sentiment against them.

While, the young black men killed in recent years have not be paragons of justice and untainted by criminal backgrounds, society in general and the black community have witnessed numerous incidents of #crimingwhilewhite, in which a white suspect has not been killed by Police and the treatment of President Obama, have created the perception that it doesn't matter what blacks do, because conservatives consider them criminal a priori and right-wing media will spare no effort slandering and smearing the dead black person.

To conservatives no police shooting of a black person is ever bad. No black person has ever been denied his constitutional rights, his right to due process, his right to be free of unlawful search and sezuire. Conservatives believe every black person is a criminal who just hasn't been caught yet.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

What a Country! Trump is in bed with Putin and his daughters! Updated: Now with more Paul Manafort

I mean this literally... No, I'm just joking... Or, am I? No, no, no it's sarcasm... Actually, it's the truth Trump has, most likely, sexually abused his daughters.

But, Trump's sordid past and criminal actions against his daughters will never be properly investigated because of Donald's mafia ties in New York. So, we'll just have his inappropriate actions and comments in public which clearly indicate his decades long criminal sexual abuse.

But, why won't Trump release his tax returns? Well, for one thing because it will show he's cash poor but, more devastaingly it will highlight how Trump is Putin's lapdog.

After American investors, banks, companies, and his own employees learned that Trump doesn't pay his debts they stopped doing business with him. But, Vladimir Putin knows a shrewd investment and he bought himself an all-American loudmouth.

Because remember Trump assured America, Putin and Russia aren't going into the Ukraine, despite having invaded the Ukraine and annexing the Crimea 2 years ago.

Of course, even worse than Trump's subservience to Putin and Russia, Trump also doesn't want details of the organizations he's made charitable donations too. Because Trump didn't donate to any Veterans or 9/11 1st responders charities but, has made significant contributions to NAMBLA. This is evidenced by Trump's fellow pedophile Mark Foley, former Republican Congressman, being in seated in a place of honor directly behind Trump at his rallies.

And so conservatives and evangelicals have jettisoned all semblance of respectability and their so-called values, to allow themselves to be bought cheaply by a tacky, foreign owned con-artist.

Updated:
Oops, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort didn't know ledgers were being kept detailing the millions of dollars he was being paid to be a Russian Stooge! So, how much money did Manafort help funnel to Trump from Putin? 10 times as much as he was paid to be Trump's handler? More?

It's especially delicious that former/current Trump aide Corey Lewandowski apparently stuck the shiv in Manafort, revealing further evidence that Trump is Putin's bitch...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

President Huma Abedin will run the White House for the incapacitated HRC

The right-wing epistemically closed fart bubble internet is all a tizzy with solid unassailable proof that HRC has suffered multiple-strokes, has a traumatic brain injury, and is suffering grand mal seizures.

Now, anytime a conservative on-line posts anything, I would counsel skepticism since their posts are just a circle-jerk of incestuous cross-linking to each other. But, they have photos and Doctor's reports!!!

This amateur level forgery can't even pass a cursory inspection over the internet but, conservatives have perfected the art of lies and propaganda. Conservatives know by spraying their explosive diarrhea of lies, no matter how fast or how thoroughly they are debunked, enough right-wingers and inattentive Americans will unconsciously absorb them and reference them when a new scurrilous right-wing lie is promoted breathlessly. It's part of the Gish Gallop, tell as many lies as quickly as possible.

I wonder when their final break with reality occurred? When the final acceptance of lies, hallucinations, and delusional fever dreams took over conservatism? We can all place the dates of the spread of the infection; the 1950's John Birch Society, 1964 with Barry Goldwater's defense of lying, 1980 with Ronnie Raygun's terrorist regime, Newt Gingrich and the 1994 Republican Contract on America, the 5-4 theft of the 2000 Election from President Gore. But, I think the attacks on September 11 and the Debacle in Iraq and Afghanistan under the Republican controlled federal government pushed the right-wing nutjobs past critical mass and the 2008 election of President Barack Obama was the event horizon from which conservatives can never re-emerge.

Of course, this doesn't mean conservatives or elected Republicans will stop harming the Nation, Americans, or other peoples. In fact, knowing they've passed-the-point of no return has only emboldened conservatives to harm Americans as much and as frequently as possible.

We've seen Republicans in Flint, Michigan purposefully poison poor blacks knowing they would receive no pushback and would in fact be lauded by conservatives, who uniformly wish ill on the black community.

We've seen Republicans enact Religious Bigotry Laws to justify ostracizing and criminalizing oppressed Americans for the crime of being different.

We've witnessed Conservatives embrace White Power and prop up White Supremacy as one of the core values of the Republican Party.

But, the vitriol HRC illicits from Right-Wingers is a class unto itself. For 25 years they've spent countless hours, and penned millions of right-wing screeds demonizing this woman, spent millions pursuing fictitious scandals, and accused her of multiple murders, so that is why I'm voting for her. If conservatives, the enemy of mankind, the scum of the earth, and the villians of goodness and deceny, hate her; then she's the one I'm voting for President.

Edited:
To add, conservatives are convinced Barack Obama stole the 2008 election with the help of Acorn and the 2012 elections with Skewed Polls, when Trump is destroyed and loses in 2016 what will they do? Already Hair Furor is setting the table by claiming the election to be rigged and his recent Assassination Tango was for a scenario when HRC had already beaten him and was picking SCOTUS Judges. So, when reality fails to comport with their active ignorance and violent stupidity how will right-wingers react?

Repost: ISIS is the unholy muslim lovechild of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush

I originally posted this back on 03/09/15, I'm reposting this because Donald Trump is running with the standard right-wing orthodoxy that ISIS somehow was created ex nihilo once President Obama complied with the status of forces agreement signed by the Bush White House and extricated us from the Iraq War Crime.

Disaffected and it Feels So Good: ISIS is the unholy muslim lovechild of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush

The opening: 

A recent picture meme going around Facebook showed an image of Ronnie Raygun with the block letters
"If I was President ISIS would be called WASWAS"
And thus we have another hilarious incident of conservative ignorance.

Of course, this is active stupidity on the part of Conservatives because when faced with Muslim Terror Attacks in Lebanon, Ronald Reagan disarmed the Marine Corps Guards at the Gate and let hundreds of US Service Members and Diplomatic Employees get blown apart in two seperate Truck Bomb Attacks which used the same tactics.

After Ronald Reagan cut-and-run in the face of danger, he gave birth to Al Qaeda. Today's ISIS is the current incarnation of Reagan's explicit creation of Al Qaeda grown, nutured and trained by George W. Bush and his Iraqi Adventure.

But, you can't expect Conservatives to know this history. Sarah Palin and other right-wing luminaries are paid to tell Conservatives that these Muslim Extremists were created ex nihlo. But, the rise of 20th Century Muslim Terrorism lays directly at the feet of the United States and the two worst Presidents to ever besmirch the White House; Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

And the Conclusion:

The Iraqi War is declared won by Republicans and Conservatives many times over during Bush's Presidency from Mission Accomplished on May 1, 2003 to Victory in Iraq Day Nov. 22, 2008 this despite a constant flow of U.S. killed and wounded and the hundreds of thousands of murdered Iraqis.

And throughout the Massive Failure, Bush smirks and jokes about missing WMDs, while US Troops are killed and hundreds of thousands are wounded; physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and morally.

But, what does the Iraqi War succeed at spectacularly? The creation of a new generation of battle -hardened Muslim Extremists. Because, while Saddam was in power in Iraq the fanatics did not have a base of Operations but now thanks to the complete destabilizing of the region ISIS fanatics have training, experience, weaponry and recruits aplenty.

So, that's ISIS, the unholy love child of Ronald Reagan and W(orst President Ever) and if conservatives want to the United States to re-invade and fight them? Well, there are local recruiting offices throughout the country.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Trump calls for "Second Amendment People" to assassinate Hillary Clinton

Right now, all across the Nation, conservatives are rushing to the ramparts (Internet Ramparts that is, right-wingers don't have the stones to actually defend the country) to defend Donald Trump, who called for the assassination of Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."
Clearly, Trump is calling for President Hillary Clinton to be murdered after winning the election but, before being allowed to appoint a Supreme Court Justice. So, all the furious right-wing obufscation, blame shifting to the Democrats or onto the Liberal Media is nothing but lies.

Now, Trump is not the first Republican to invoke the Second Amendment and call for his opponent to be murdered by a right-wing domestic terrorist, he's just the latest.

Sarah Palin targeted Representative Gabby Giffords in a rifle scope prior to Giffords being shot.

As the prosepct of defeat looked more and more certain for Republican Sharon Angle, she made the call, "And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies."

In 2009, Republican Catherine Crabill as a Neophyte Tea Bagger (i.e. Arch-Traitor Anti-American Neoconfederate) declared, "We have a chance to fight this battle at the ballot box before we have to resort to the bullet box."
Republican State Assembly Woman Michele Fiore, who had a cozy relationship with the Bundyite Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists, declared it's okay to point your firearm at Police Officers and kill them. Of course, with the rather large caveat that the person shooting the Police Officer is White.

Sadly, those same conservatives who were so recently declaring #blacklivesmatter and President Obama were responsible for the deaths of Police Officers, will spare no effort to make false equivalences, minimize, deflect, and justify Trump's clear call for the Murder of President Hillary Clinton. Because right-wing violence and domestic terrorism is coddled and encouraged in this Nation.

But, I'm sure right-wingers are furiously scrounging around on-line to find some obscure blogger who once called for W(orst Potus Ever) to be tried and hung at The Hague, linking to the British made Death of a President video, or taking some comment by a Democratic member of the Government out of context, as proof that Both Sides Do It and after all he's only talking about taking out Killary Klinton whose Body Count stands at 46(+) murdered Americans by her own hand.

I'll leave it to other people to decide if Trump is trying to force the Republican Party to take the nomination from him so as to not face the prospect of a crushing defeat, or if Trump is just so unbalanced that he knows he can say whatever he wants as there is literally nothing he can say or do that will dissuade his rabid pack of right-wing drones from supporting him.

This call for President Clinton's assassination will be met with overwhelming approval and increase his esteem in the eyes of conservatives.

And the media will not treat this with abhorrence and declare Trump can no longer be allowed to run for office, because Trump has set the bar so low they can just chalk this up to Trump being Trump and return to the Clinton Email Controversy and declare both sides have problems. There is no bottom for right-wing despicable depravity. The Republican Party and conservatives have sworn their souls to Trump and will inflict him upon all of Us if they can.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lazy Millenials, unreciprocated work ethic, and the right-wing race-to-the-bottom

Listening to Mighty House on WCPT-820 Saturday morning, the discussion turned to how the millenials entering the workforce expect a good job and benefits to be handed to them and are unwilling to pay their dues. Callers and Hosts lamented the lazy, entitled attitude of the younger generation.

This feeling about how the modern American worker is unwilling to do the menial tasks, or expects to much, or doesn't work hard enough is nothing new. Plato expressed dismay at how the young greeks weren't as industrious or studious as the young egyptians.

But, why should any American Worker exhibit unquestioning loyalty to Corporations? Why should a young worker bust his ass, put in his dues with the expectation of reward after achieving a level of seniority? Why would any worker give his time and life over to an American Company? Long ago Employers and Companies broke their end of the deal. Over the last 45 years, "American" Companies have turned their backs on the American Worker and actively sought to undermine the standard of living for every American.

Over at Fortune, Gene Marks tells employers what to do with a long-time, loyal, hard-working, dedicated, 20-year employee; Fire his Ass! Why You're Not a Jerk for Firing a Longtime Employee

So why should millenials or any American Worker break their backs, work overtime, miss holidays, weekends, family get-togethers, when it is incontrovertible that companies will dump that worker, raid their 401k, and off-shore their job as soon as a "Free Trade Deal" allows them too?

This false nostalgia and back-in-my-day bullshit of how American workers used to have can-do spirit and were willing to work-your-way-up-the-ladder should go the way of the private union. When Labor had a more equal footing with business in the mid-20th century, after bloody battles in the 19th and the efforts of America's Greatest President FDR, workers knew their sacrifice and hard work meant they would be rewarded. But, since then the Republican Party allowed itself to become the lapdog guardians of the 1% and began to crush Labor laws and protections.

Before his ousting for being insufficiently orthodox, Republican Eric Cantor was leading the effort by Republicans to ensure Companies could work employees hundreds of overtime hours and then never pay them for that work. Fortunately, that scheme failed and under Obama's NLRB and Department of Labor, other Conservative machinations, like Wage Theft and classifying hourly employees as management, have been severely punished.

This is why Republicans are furious with President Obama. For years the right-wing efforts to get Americans used to less benefits, lower pay, longer hours, and less employment security, while abolishing Unions and worker's rights had been progressing nicely under the direction of the Republican Party. And here comes Obama, ensuring employees get paid for overtime, expanding SSI coverage, increasing wages, and undercutting the right-wing dream of reducing the American worker to mercenary status pitting their time against any other worker in the world in a worldwide race to the bottom.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Donald Trump continues the Republican tradition of Pissing on Veterans

Donald Trump has scammed Veterans Groups. This is not a surprise because Donald Trump's entire business model is scamming people out of money. Veterans are just another mark for Donald Trump to steal from. But, when called on it Trump executed a standard right-wing pivot and blamed the Media. Of course, pointing this out to the Trumpenproletariet is a useless endeavor. Criticism of Trump serves to reinforce his supporters defense of Trump, especially when the "sleazy" or "nasty" Liberal Media is doing the criticism.

Trump won over conservatives when he began his campaign by appealing to right-wingers sense of victimhood. Trump's blatant racism, mysogyny, and bigotry is what conservatives have yearned to hear for decades. Conservatives are no longer assauged by dog-whistles, conservatives are no longer satisfied with that svelte Southern Gentleman Newt Gingrich saying,
"I’m assuming that there’s some rhythm to Barack Obama that the rest of us don’t understand. Whether he needs large amounts of rest, whether he needs to go play basketball for a while or watch ESPN..." 
It's a reaction by the Reactionaries. While the last two generations of conservatives had to get along with oblique references to racism, 'State's Rights', 'Busing', 'Welfare' and so forth; Today's conservatives have had enough! Today's conservative is very, very angry they've been "shackled" by America's PC Culture and want to go back to yelling Ni[clang], Ni[clang], Ni[clang] while cheering on the police as they choke and shoot black people.

One need look no further than the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a safe space where conservatives feel free to let their Confederate Battle Flags Fly.

At CPAC 2012, two White "Rappers" Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch at CPAC 2012 laid down a dope rap. When their rap-song "Mr. America" reached it's apex they yelled Ni-[clang], pretending they we're saying “knickers.” Then when the crowd groaned they responded,
"What? Knickers? I can say ‘knickers’ because I wear knickers.” 
Eeriely at CPAC 2013, a discussion panel was entitled: Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?

Also at CPAC 2013, a spokesman for the Frederick Douglass Republicans, K. Carl Smith, was brought into CPAC to provide cover and excuses to conservative racists in attendence.

While Smith spoke, a conservative named Scott Terry while flanked by his Confederate-flag festooned compatriot Matthew Heimbach, rose to complain the Republican Party was alienating, "young Southern white males" and minorities were "systematically disenfranchising” him and whites. Terry then scoffed when Smith spoke of Frederick Douglass forgiving his former slave masters and replied,  "For giving him shelter? And food?"

Donald Trump has simply removed the filters. His supporters (i.e. Conservatives) are incensed over Political Correctness. This Atlantic piece an interview between Connor Friesdorf and a Right-Wing 22 year old white San Franciso resident covers the entire culture of aggrieved wimpy white victimhood. Here are few excerpts;
  • For me personally, it's resistance against what San Francisco has been, and what I see the country becoming, in the form of ultra-PC culture.
  • I don't know how to describe it, exactly, but I feel in a lot of ways that my identity as a white man is shamed. 
  • If Hillary wins, we're going to see a further tightening of PC culture. But if Trump wins? If Trump wins, we will have a president that overwhelmingly rejects PC rhetoric. Even better, we will show that more than half the country rejects this insane PC regime.
  • But I see this overwhelming PC culture, especially online. I get frustrated by the dialogue of letting immigrants into the country without control, letting Black Lives Matter protest without consequence... 
  • With Hillary Clinton, we have a stable America, sure, but one where we have to police what we say in fear of being fired by an overly liberal manager. With Trump maybe we can restore some sanity to this country and fight back against this PC craze.
While I've gone far afield from Trump's despicable but, typical right-wing use of Veterans the key is nothing is going to dissaude conservatives from voting for Trump. Despite the fact he doesn't possess any of the characteristics (Business success, Military Experience, or strong Family Values) supposedly necessary to be a True Conservative and fetishized by right-wingers. Donald Trump does check off one esstential quality conservatives demand from their politicans; Unabashed Racism. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

American Sniper Chris Kyle was a liar as well as a butcher

Perhaps embellisher is the kinder term, but Kyle did in fact murder numerous innocent Iraqis, whom he referred to as "savages", it's just he wasn't awarded for it as much as he claimed. Kyle couldn't rest on those laurels and so he had to concoct heroic war stories for himself and fabricate a whole slew of extra ribbons and awards.

As conservatives are over-whelmingly chicken hawk cowards they know nothing of the military and didn't care anything about the war crimes committed by the Regime of the W(orst President in US History); what they wanted was jingoism, blood shed and the ability to yell at and threaten liberals.

Chris Kyle gave them that and like George Zimmerman, Ted Nugent, or any other conservative "hero", Kyle was beloved because he murdered enemies of the right-wing hegemony and conservatives got a vicarious thrill through his made-up heroics, i.e. Killing innocent muslims and claiming to kill blacks in New Orleans post-Katrina.

Amongst the lies Kyle told was that he murdered 30 people in New Orleans while stationed atop the Superdome and gunning down two "carjackers" in Texas. Of course, I would not put it past Kyle to appoint himself Judge, Jury, and Executioner and murder, but these tales are beyond belief.

Perhaps, I'm being too harsh on Kyle, perhaps his embellishment/lying was a way of coping with his PTSD, with trying minimize the damage war does to ones mind, body, and soul. But, I don't believe so. The circumstances surrounding Kyle's death indicate he was entranced by guns and violence, and contemptuous of those he deemed weaker than himself.

Therefore, I think Kyle considered himself the next Alvin York, Audie Murphy, John Basilone, or Carlos Hathcock and needed to spruce up his ribbon bar. The truth is Pat Tillman was a American Hero while Kyle has more in common with Charles Whitman and he should be remembered in exactly the same way.

Governor Bruce Rauner's Turn Around and Screw Working Class Illinois Residents Agenda

Illinois is now facing the prospect of having gone an entire year without a proper state budget as Bruce Rauner (Ruiner) continues his efforts to subjugate and enslave Illinois workers.

For the last week, vehicle emissions test facilities have had lines backed up for milesWell, I can tell you anyone going to an emissions test station today is going to wait hours and some of the overworked stations are closing because of mechanical problems. When was the last time Ruiner had to go and get his own vehicle registration? When was the last time Ruiner put on his carhartt jacket and drove his truck for a vehicle emissions test?

My job is never "off". I've worked New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, multiple Christmases, and every other holiday you can think of. I don't regularly get normal holidays off. I've had to work overnight shifts and then work parades a couple hours later. I've gone to court at 26th and California on my off days. I don't have luxury time that a man of leisure like Bruce Ruiner does.

Of course, Ruiner doesn't care. He's on a mission to balance the Illinois budget on the backs of the working class. He's on a mission to sabotage the Illinois Government and then proclaim Government doesn't work. He's on a mission to swindle more pension funds from those people he's already stolen so much from. Like all Plutocrats he's on a mission to turn the government into an unresponsive body which only caters to the whims of other Plutocrats.

So, if this screws over working class people, makes them irritated, causes them to miss work, or incur fines from the State, Bruce Rauner chalks that up as a win. Because the more government is hamstrung, the more the Illinois residents believe "government" doesn't work, the more the Chicago Tribune covers for Rauner, the more leverage he has to push through his agenda of turning the Illinois Worker into a Wage Slave.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hold your own Door, Game of Thrones is such Garbage

"I suppose what they say is true; society is to blame... High Society." - Batman:The Animated Series E:47
Game of Thrones (GoT) the most fawned over TV series currently on-air is nothing more than high society twaddle and great man of history bullcrap.

The latest episode Hold the Door, has been reviewed as one of the best and most emotional episodes, causing the writers to go so far as to craft a fake apology about all the door holding jokes which friends would inflict upon each other.

However, as I continue my hate-watching of this series, I had a different reaction to the story of Hodor origins; Revelusion. The sole purpose of Hodor's entire life is to help Bran Stark become great. That is the message of this episode and the series. Hodor has no goals for himself. Hodor has no dreams. Hodor has no agency. In fact, his whole being and back story is so one day he can be sacrificed for the advancement of the noble life of Bran Stark.

Bran uses Hodor throughout the series, but in this episode we learn that Bran has even gone so far as to kind-of travel through time damaging a young Hodor's mind, so that one day the elder Hodor will sacrifice himself, and Hold the Door against a tidal wave of zombies, allowing Bran to escape and to become the next all-wise, all-seeing great and powerful eldritch sorcerer.

This is a classic viewpoint of the rich and the 1%. This is Ayn Rand's vision of Utopia. The mass of humanity is nothing. The goals, dreams and desires of the Elected Ones are the only thing that matter. Throughout the show we are bombarded with this clap-trap. The only characters with purpose, the only characters with agency, the only characters who matter are rich, powerful, noble. Only those in possession of the Sang'Real can achieve and in their achievement it is right and proper for them to use the bodies/minds/souls of the mass of humanity.

Even charcters once believed to be partially of peasant birth (Jon Snow) are in fact secretly the melding of the two of the most powerful bloodlines. In fact inside one generation of Bran's family we have; The Last Greenseer (the most powerful eldritch sorcerer), his sister Arya  becomes a Faceless One (A Ninja/Assassin with added magical powers), and you-know-nothing Jon Snow is the reincarnated/resurrected/literal Song of Ice & Fire, probably destined to be the Prince who was Promised.

Time and again we've seen the GoT World advanced through the actions and lives of the Rich and those with the proper blood lines. Time and again these characters have been placed in completely foreign lands/cultures only to succeed because of their Noble status or their blood-written destiny.

It's the Great Man of History written with a dollop of fantasy. It's Ayn Rand's Galt's Gulch protagonists blithely living lives of consequence while ignoring those in society dying for their fantasies.

Now, rabid defenders of the show often retort that George R. R. Martin is just writing 'like it was', but when you move on from the glib retort about the time in world history replete with ice demons and dragons, if I wanted to read about honorless betrayal and skullduggery in Late Antiquity or the Medieval Era, I'd peruse Byzantinum by John Julius Norwich, or watch The Crusades by Terry Jones, or if I wanted to read about the despoilation and predation of society by the rich I'd read Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano.

Instead people voraciously consume George R.R. Martin's extra rapey repackaged world history, full of quirky names and dragons.