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calendar   Tuesday - January 27, 2015

Last Week’s Missing Headline

How did I manage to miss this one? I’m sure it was on every single news channel, 24 hours a day, for a solid week.

I’m sure it was the ONLY story covered by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, WOR, WPIX, PBS, and all the rest, all day, all night.

How did I miss the hundreds and hundreds of hours of air time given to expert discussions, analysis sessions, and international opinion panels, all supporting Eric Holder and the FBI for their judgement, dedication, and reasoning powers?

[CRICKETS]





DOJ to clear Darren Wilson of civil rights charges

Federal authorities will not seek civil-rights charges against the Missouri cop who gunned down unarmed black teen Michael Brown, law-enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson had already dodged state indictments in St. Louis County before the US Department of Justice found that there’s not enough evidence to prosecute him in federal court for Brown’s death.

“After a thorough review of the facts, the Justice Department came to that conclusion,” a law-enforcement source told The Post.

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch presented evidence to a grand jury, and the panel declined to indict Wilson.

The Feds launched their own probe to see if Wilson intentionally set out to violate Brown’s civil rights. Another law-enforcement source said the FBI completed its examination and prosecutors couldn’t recommend charges.

Justice Department lawyers have already started drafting a legal memo, formally announcing their decision to not charge Wilson, The New York Times reported.

The head of a national police legal defense fund welcomed the DOJ decision – but complained that it should have come faster.

“DOJ has known from the very beginning that no violation of civil rights occurred when Officer Darren Wilson shot an aggressor, Michael Brown, in self-defense,” said Ron Hosko, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and a former FBI assistant director.


So, try as hard as they could, not even Eric “my people” Holder could make a case of any kind stick. Because officer Wilson was in the right the whole time, and everybody with a lick of sense knew it from the very beginning. And all the rest is bullshit.

Notice though that the media, which apparently believes they are running the nation (or just forming all public opinion, which is nearly the same), is still pushing the meme that officer Wilson has done something wrong. Even though a Missouri Grand Jury exonerated him. Even though a deep FBI investigation exonerated him. Even though the racist, petulant, putrescent puss scab that is the Attorney General took an army of T-crossers, I-dotters, and stone-turner-overs and came up with ZILCH, even so, the media still are pushing their discredited meme. “gunned down”. “unarmed teen”. “dodged indictments”. “not enough evidence” ( because ZERO is “not enough” pretty much by definition ).  All imply guilt by association, by their very use. Castigation through spin. But when the facts have shown time after time, that your opinions are false, then your surly sub-rosa susurrations become a libelous smear campaign.

Sometimes, late late at night, I almost wish for Sharia law. Not their kind. DrewSharia law. My kind. There would be public lashings for this kind of “journalism”. Because I don’t think they’re ever going to learn until they suffer significant physical pain. “Libel between the lines” gets you 50. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2015 at 03:16 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 26, 2014

Murder By Journalism

A better title for the rewritten article would be “NY Slimes sued for $2 Billion, top editors arrested for reckless endangerment, Howard Kurtz is a pussy”

“Feckless move” says the Fox News Link. “Reckless Move” says the essay title. “Attempted murder with malice aforethought” says anyone with a brain.

NY Times publishes Darren Wilson’s address

OTOH, you knew they were going to do this. If “we” don’t get justice from the mob, “we” get justice from the mob’s masters: the MSM.

The New York Times, whether consciously or not, has just endangered Darren Wilson’s life.

With tensions running high in Ferguson over the lack of an indictment for Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown, the paper has published the officer’s approximate address—the street and town where he lives with his new wife, who also is named.

Given the racial animosity unleashed by Brown’s death, given the rioting and the looting and the stores that were set afire, how can a news organization make it easier for some crazy zealot to track down Wilson?

But there it is in the paper:

“Officer Wilson and [blank] own a home together on [blank] Lane in [blank], Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.”

I mean, why not add a locator map?

The piece was a seemingly innocuous scooplet about Wilson, who had dropped out of sight before the grand jury decision, getting married.

As Mediaite columnist Joe Concha puts it, “Regardless of your thoughts on Wilson’s guilt or innocence, how can anyone believe providing his street and name of his wife be anything but irresponsible?”

“consciously or not” ... hark unto this bullshit. Anyone who isn’t a card carrying Marxist knows there was no “or not” involved here whatsoever.

It’s more than high time that the MSM was taken to task. First Amendment and all that, but this IS crying fire in a crowded theater. And they damn well know it.

And it is no accident; it is a smug Obama-ism, a douche move to curry favor with their master. And we damn well know it. 

Let these bitches burn for it.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/26/2014 at 04:39 PM   
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calendar   Friday - November 14, 2014

NYT Still Going Deep On Obama

Suppressing The Gag Reflex

I see a lot of this out there. CNN and MSNBC are experts at it as well. Gak. But in almost all cases, if you can spot the phony argument, you can dismiss it as sycophantic nonsense. If you don’t want to do that, I suggest inhaling before reading each paragraph, and having tissues nearby just in case.

WASHINGTON — President Obama emerged from last week’s midterm election rejected by voters, hobbled politically and doomed to a final two years in office suffering from early lame-duck syndrome. That, at least, was the consensus in both parties. No one seems to have told Mr. Obama.

In the 10 days since “we got beat,” as he put it, by Republicans who captured the Senate and bolstered control over the House, Mr. Obama has flexed his muscles on immigration, climate change and the Internet, demonstrating that he still aspires to enact sweeping policies that could help define his legacy.

Ooh, dat man’s so big and strong!

But aides said Mr. Obama has concluded that he cannot let opposition from the other party stop him from advancing his priorities, and in his postelection comments, Mr. Obama predicted he would take actions that Republicans would not like. While White House advisers interpreted the election results as a mandate to work across the aisle, they said that cannot simply be a prescription for more gridlock where the president does nothing without Republican approval.

blah blah blah, but our brave leader marches on. Because he, and he alone, knows what’s best for the entire nation, and who cares what those little citizens clamber for.

Here comes the fantasy comparison argument* -

Although they do not present it this way, in some ways Mr. Obama and his aides are taking a page from President George W. Bush’s playbook after his own “thumping” in his final midterm elections. Instead of pulling out of the deteriorating war in Iraq, as Democrats interpreted Mr. Bush’s election mandate, he sent more troops. Democrats like Mr. Obama, then a senator, accused the president of defying the voters. In the end, the reinforcements and a strategy change helped turn around the war.

So they bent the truth a bit with the 2006 “thumping” - while the GOP did lose 6 seats, the bottom line was a 49-49-2 tie, and a tie doesn’t send a “mandate” at all, it’s just typical grumpy American voters - and Bush put the Surge into play. Which was what his generals wanted, and what it took to win the war. Senator Obama couldn’t see that, nor could Senator Clinton ("A willing suspension of disbelief” as she called the generals liars to their faces), yet it was just what the doctor ordered. So: no mandate, Obama was dead wrong, was there even a strategy change?, Bush won ... this is the same thing as 2014’s massive mandate, wherein Obama is still dead wrong, Alinsky and Cloward-Piven wrote his strategy, he does his damnedest to lose everything, from the next Olympic host city to entire swaths of nations in the Middle East. So stick with him, because our guy sure knows what he’s doing.

Well, that’s the problem. We know what he’s doing too. And the message from the people, loud and clear, is STOP.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/14/2014 at 04:31 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - October 18, 2014

Turd Polish

It is to laugh, because there’s less clean up versus throwing up.

Look how the NY Times lays cover for Captain Clueless.

WASHINGTON — Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.

Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials were providing information that later turned out to be wrong. Guidance to local health teams was not adequate. It was unclear which Ebola patients belonged in which threat categories.

“It’s not tight,” a visibly angry Mr. Obama said of the response, according to people briefed on the meeting. He told aides they needed to get ahead of events and demanded a more hands-on approach, particularly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “He was not satisfied with the response,” a senior official said.

The difference between the public and private messages illustrates the dilemma Mr. Obama faces on Ebola — and a range of other national security issues — as he tries to galvanize the response to a public health scare while not adding to the sense of panic fueled by 24-hour cable TV and the nonstop Twitter chatter.

On Friday, Mr. Obama took a step to both fix that response and reassure the public, naming Ron Klain, a former aide to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, to coordinate the government’s efforts on Ebola

Right, so giving the job to Al Gore’s chief chad counter, a guy with ZERO medical training, will nip this one in the bud for sure. Blatant political payback, and a typical breaking of traditional channels and roles.

But at this point, even the utterly sycophant Times is having trouble, and the cracks are starting to show ...

For two turbulent weeks, White House officials have sought to balance those imperatives: insisting the dangers to the American public were being overstated in the news media, while also moving quickly to increase the president’s demonstration of action.

In other words, lying to us on one hand, while on the other trying to make it look like the Golfer In Chief has a clue, gives a shit, and is actually paying attention.  In other words, lying to us on BOTH hands.

As the White House scrambled to stop the spread of Ebola beyond a handful of cases, officials were also grappling with an escalating military campaign against the Islamic State, the specter of a new Cold War with Russia over Ukraine, and the virtual disintegration of Yemen, which has been a seedbed for Al Qaeda.

Yeah, Yemen is falling apart, going to Hellena Handbasket. The rebels are winning, although who the hell the rebels are or who they side with is beyond me. But whenever the news goes into Smoke Mode, you know there are Mirrors at work, and this may be one of those nasty situations that always happen when we’re looking the other way. When Yemen goes, Al Q /ISIS benefits, and Saudi Arabia finds themselves nearly surrounded by terrorists (Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Qatar??) that they don’t control. Ruh roh!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/18/2014 at 03:28 AM   
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calendar   Friday - June 13, 2014

the basic truth

An essay in black and white.

Lloyd Marcus calls a spade a spade, and boldly goes where no media outlet but every right wing blog has already gone. He just goes there a bit better than most of us.

Go, read, enjoy.

Clearly, no amount of unprecedented unlawful power grabs, narcissistic behavior, blatant lies, and ignoring of the Constitution will sway the mainstream media and the Democrats from their loyalty to Obama. Why? The answer is Obama is black, which makes him their ultimate weapon of mass

destruction able to nuke traditional America. Obama’s mission is to cram his radical socialist/progressive dream for America down our throats.

Obama’s reign of terror is but a mere preview of things to come if the MSM and Democrats are successful in duping Americans into handing Hillary Clinton the keys to the Oval Office.

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The frightening inconvenient truth is the MSM, Democratic Party, and Obama consider American suffering and loss of life acceptable collateral damage to protect Obama and implement his agenda.

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Because Obama is black, Americans suffer and die.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/13/2014 at 07:15 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 14, 2013

Oh, NOW They Can Ask?

Same Old Trope Trotted Out

For Republicans Only, As Usual

CNN: Is Ted Cruz a Natural Born Citizen????




The media is the enemy, in case you hadn’t noticed.
OTOH, WTH can’t the GOP find a likely candidate born in Ohio, with married parents, and married grandparents, all of whom were born here AND live here? They’re just begging for it, it seems.


CNN’s Athena Jones investigates if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. CNN says the “natural-born citizen” question is dogging Cruz. For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.

WOLF BLITZER: He’s taken the Senate by storm stirring up controversy and ruffling feathers on both sides of the aisle in his first months on the job. For that Ted Cruz is a Tea Party favorite already generating lots of buzz about the 2016 race for the White House. However, the question isn’t only will he run, but can he run under the U.S. Constitution?

CNN’s Athena Jones is joining us now. She’s been looking into this.

Athena, so what’s going on with Senator Ted Cruz and his eligibility potential to become one day president of the United States?

ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Wolf. The big question here is whether Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen.

I spoke with several constitutional law experts about this today. And all of them believe that Cruz is. But it’s important to know the Constitution doesn’t define who is a natural-born citizen. And those are the only people eligible to run for president. Also I should add the Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue. (The Situation Room, August 13, 2013)

Yeah, she’s right, they never have ruled on this ... except for the half dozen cases where they have ruled on this. Idiot.

And all the experts say “sod off, he’s fine, go find a real news story”. So who is dogging who, dawg?

If Cruz has citizens for parents, then he is natural born, regardless of where his mother happened to be when she gave birth to him. The exact same hue and cry was raised - TWICE - over John McCain. And yet that halfrican Kenyan sumbitch, clearly not “natural” under the laws in place when he was born ... nobody asks, sealed records, and all anyone has ever seen are forged birth certificates and meaningless notices of live birth. So stop asking!! Even Ann Coulter says you’re crazy, you lunatic Birther you!! RACIST!!  RAAAAACIST!!!!!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/14/2013 at 12:38 PM   
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calendar   Monday - August 12, 2013

pure coincidence I’m sure

Bang Bang
You’re Fired
You made a map
And now you’re mired




delayed justice is justice nonetheless


The Rockland County Times has learned that Rockland County Chief Editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of the recent purge of 17 journalists and 26 total staffers at the Gannett-owned Journal News newspaper.

McBride gained fame earlier this year for her involvement in the Journal News gun map fiasco. Police reports indicated McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of torrents of angry phone calls and letters the newspaper received following the publication of the map.

The Rockland editor said she felt threatened by the complaints, but local police did not agree a credible threat against the safety of employees of the newspaper existed. Unsatisfied, McBride and other executives decided to hire armed guards to protect their property, causing an uproar due to the perceived hypocrisy of the avowed anti-gun editors hiring gun-toting men.

The decision to lay off McBride was made by Journal News Publisher and CEO Janet Hasson. The fate of Editor-in-Chief CynDee Royle and other editors that approved the gun map have not been made public. McBride had been with the newspaper approximately three years.

Layoffs took place company-wide for the Journal News parent Gannett. There is no indication the gun map played a role in the layoffs.

Oh no, no indication at all. Maybe the company did their annual quartiles and she came up in the fifth segment. Out of four. You know, because subscriptions and ad revenue dropped off the cliff starting the day after she published that map.

The article and the maps are still online, though the maps are no longer interactive. However the raw data was pasted elsewhere by some “mystery person” and is still available. No, I’m not telling you where, but I found it in less than 30 seconds.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2013 at 12:39 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - July 28, 2013

As Always, Reject The Left’s Meme

Thoughts on the Martin/Zimmerman case: whatever else it was, mostly it was a media ...

Failure, With Deplorable Consequences

The truth WILL out, but is anyone willing to notice? Cathy Young at Reason.com/Real Clear Politics pens a 5 minute read worth clicking on.

What a surprise ... another false meme from the left, given out by their infinite number of source points around the world. A lie told often enough to be assumed true, especially by those willfully blind to any truth other than the party’s daily talking points.

This narrative has transformed Zimmerman, a man of racially mixed heritage that included white, Hispanic and black roots (a grandmother who helped raise him had an Afro-Peruvian father), into an honorary white male steeped in white privilege. It has cast him as a virulent racist even though he once had a black business partner, mentored African-American kids, lived in a neighborhood about 20 percent black, and participated in complaints about a white police lieutenant’s son getting away with beating a homeless black man.

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Liberals and disenchanted conservatives who decry fact-free ideological narratives, true-believer hysteria and willful reality-denial on the right should take a good look at the left’s Zimmerman Derangement Syndrome. Some far-right blogs have trafficked in bad information of their own, using Martin’s marijuana use, past fighting, and teenage social-media bluster to portray him as a thug and even spinning bizarre theories about his possible drug dealing the night of his death. Yet this instance, their misdeeds are dwarfed by far more mainstream liberal “faux news” (meticulously documented on a dissenting left-of-center blog, The Daily Howler). As a fiction, Zimmerman the white supremacist rivals Obama the Kenyan-born commie Muslim.

Ok, maybe she’s putting some left-tilting spin of her own in here, because I for one wouldn’t call any of that “bizarre theories” when it’s obvious fact based on the kid’s own Tweets, liver condition, and school history. But that’s the kind of sop you have to throw out sometimes to be “centrist”, and it doesn’t detract from her overall condemnation of the puppet media, who have done the nation a grave disservice here, for no other reason than getting that Kenyan muslim anarchist commie re-elected by spiking racial angst and tribalism.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/28/2013 at 08:00 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 25, 2013

Media Bias And Commies And Coverups

An excellent essay by Ron Unz at The American Conservative. Well worth the 20 minutes spent reading it.

Our American Pravda


Jessup: I’ll answer the question. You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I’m entitled!
Jessup: You want answers?!
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessup: You can’t handle the truth!


Peiper, this bit about White adds a new twist to those financial history books you’ve sent me in the past ... though it is a minor point in this essay.

The realization that the world is often quite different from what is presented in our leading newspapers and magazines is not an easy conclusion for most educated Americans to accept, or at least that was true in my own case. For decades, I have closely read the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and one or two other major newspapers every morning, supplemented by a wide variety of weekly or monthly opinion magazines. Their biases in certain areas had always been apparent to me. But I felt confident that by comparing and contrasting the claims of these different publications and applying some common sense, I could obtain a reasonably accurate version of reality. I was mistaken.

In mid-March, the Wall Street Journal carried a long discussion of the origins of the Bretton Woods system, the international financial framework that governed the Western world for decades after World War II. A photo showed the two individuals who negotiated that agreement. Britain was represented by John Maynard Keynes, a towering economic figure of that era. America’s representative was Harry Dexter White, assistant secretary of the Treasury and long a central architect of American economic policy, given that his nominal superior, Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., was a gentleman farmer with no background in finance. White was also a Communist agent.

Author James Bovard has described our society as an “attention deficit democracy,” and the speed with which important events are forgotten once the media loses interest might surprise George Orwell.

Even after all these years, I don’t agree with this guy’s take on the Iraq war. I don’t think the MSM was supporting it one iota once the conflict had lasted more than a month and a half. And I still don’t swallow the “Bush lied” line. But that may be a minor quibble compared to the rest of the essay.

A democracy may provide voters with a choice, but that choice is largely determined by the information citizens receive from their media.

Most of the Americans who elected Barack Obama in 2008 intended their vote as a total repudiation of the policies and personnel of the preceding George W. Bush administration. Yet once in office, Obama’s crucial selections—Robert Gates at Defense, Timothy Geither at Treasury, and Ben Bernake at the Federal Reserve—were all top Bush officials, and they seamlessly continued the unpopular financial bailouts and foreign wars begun by his predecessor, producing what amounted to a third Bush term.

The half dozen links to follow-on articles will take you about an hour to churn through. In the end, whether you accept all, part, or none or it, your perceptions will probably be forever altered.

Deep stuff. And a great key to open the doorway to a weekend open thread discussion.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/25/2013 at 09:46 AM   
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calendar   Friday - May 17, 2013

An invention that does work

The Welch’s Easy Squeeze bottle cap.

I’m not sure when it hit the market, but here is a new picture I just took. It’s from a jam jar we’ve had around here for several months.

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Welch’s has these tops on their plastic squeeze bottles of “Natural” “spread”. Not quite as chunky as preserves, more fruit filled than jam or jelly. You don’t need a knife to dig the stuff out and spread it around. Upend the bottle and give it a gentle squeeze, and the perfect amount of product is dispensed. 3 passes covers a slice of bread, and you’re halfway to making a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Enough spread for great taste, but not so much that it drips out the sides. And perfectly even distribution. The cap stays pretty clean, not getting loaded up with dried up jam too quickly.

Neat idea. I’m at least partially confident that I’m the first blogger to focus on the cap, although others have favorably reviewed the product before.

So I’m marking my calendar to see how long it takes the UK Mail Online to steal my post.

Just a little tongue in cheek reminder that the Great Professional Media has become a lot like the blogosphere that has become a lot like it. Bloggers borrow from each other left and right, but the nicer ones always link back. It’s not called the Samizdat Network for nothing. But it’s that kind of borrowing that has the Old Media types all uppity. Those copy cat bloggers in pajamas! Yet obviously, they do it too.

For purposes of full disclosure, I am currently fully dressed and sitting at the computer in my own library. I’m not sure if I even own a pair of pajamas any more, and blogging from my mother’s basement would be a cold and damp affair. Plus spiders. Ewwww!!!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 11:32 AM   
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Total Steal

Naughty naughty UK Mail online. Did a fun “silly old inventions” post today that is a total steal from several blogger’s posts from years ago.

Naturally the blogs weren’t given any credit whatsoever. Not that the bloggers had them as new content; those “old stuff” pics are out there by the millions, and go around and around.

Pretty lame, Mail. We ought to expect better from the “professionals”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/17/2013 at 10:53 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 14, 2013

They’re All Connected

Today’s Day By Day cartoon


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The so-called “revolving door” between government and media keeps right on spinning. This isn’t even the tip of it, just a teeny tiny piece. When you complete the triangle by adding in those who spend time as PAC consultants, the circle widens enormously.

It’s starting to remind me of one of the plots from Showtime’s The Borgias.

I recall that many years ago I read a bit of history that said New Spain was a failure because of the “Spanish Disease” of nepotism. They couldn’t accomplish anything, but they sure knew how to CYA by keeping it all in the family.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2013 at 09:49 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 17, 2013

AND SO THE RUMOURS START … BOSTON HAS HALLMARK OF RIGHT WING … PROOF SO FAR? 0

Well I guess we all knew, those to the political right, that it was just a matter of time before someone blamed the right for Boston.

In an article by Chris Greenwood in the hard copy edition of The Daily Mail but not available ( I looked ) on line, someone described as a counter-terrorism expert named Richard Barrett says Boston has “hints of a right wing attack rather than Al Qaeda extremism.”

The article then goes on to show all the other violence committed on Patriots Day. And btw, till recent times I had never heard of Patriots Day.

Greenwood writes that “Patriots Day has been warped by a growing number of white supremists and other far right groups.”

The article connects Waco, the Virginia Tech. massacre, Columbine, Tim McVeigh and now Boston.  This is because all those other outrages occurred on or very near this date, according to Barrett as reported in the Brit press by Greenwood who is listed as Crime Reporter.

I’ve never wanted anything so awful as to want it to be a terrorist attack by the rop and not any of our ppl.  That is, an American and especially anyone connected in any way with the political right in the USA.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/17/2013 at 08:24 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 29, 2013

russians track foreign “rights industry” operating in their country.

I hate to use super liberal sources but then, why not?
And this one does the old heart good to read.

GOOD for Russia and,

BRAVO President Putin, for giving those “rights” bastards a poke in the eye.  They’re annoyed. Good!  They’re pissed. Good!  They’re unhappy. Good!

I wish the Russians would reform the old KGB for the express purpose of dealing with these creeps.  With extreme prejudice.

Seems the Russian govt. is fed up with foreign nationals and organizations coming to their country and interfering in their internal affairs, and generally just making themselves a royal pain in the butt.  You know.  The same way they are allowed to operate at home in the USA and here in the UK.  So here is what the Ruskies are doing, and why not? 

Tax inspectors and prosecutors have been raiding anti-corruption and their allied friends in the “human rights watchdog” industry.  It’s a clampdown on on FOREIGN funded charities and non govt. agencies operating in their country.

RFE/LIBRTY

In Russia, More NGOs Targeted For Inspections

By Claire Bigg

Amnesty International has joined a growing list of organizations raided by Russian officials in recent weeks amid what activists describe as a ruthless Kremlin crackdown on dissent.

Prosecutors and tax police on March 25 searched the venerable rights watchdog’s Moscow headquarters, along with three other prominent advocacy groups—the movement For Human Rights, the Public Verdict Foundation, and the Agency for Social Information.

Russian Raids Continue

The Agora rights association says more than 40 nongovernmental organizations across Russia, many of them vocal critics of President Vladimir Putin, have been subjected to unannounced audits in the past month.

Other groups have also reported surprise inspections by the Justice Ministry, the fire-safety service, and the Health Department.

Agora estimates that up to 2,000 organizations may have been searched in total.

Prosecutors on March 25 said they were simply conducting extra checks of foreign-funded organizations that fall under controversial new legislation requiring such groups to re-register in Russia as “foreign agents”—a term widely used to discredit or execute people during Josef Stalin’s purges in the 1930s. Many groups have refused to comply.

Nongovernmental organizations are crying foul and accuse authorities of seeking to muffle critics in response to unprecedented antigovernment protests last winter.

Amnesty International condemned the inspections in a toughly worded statement, accusing Russian authorities of seeking to “deliberately stigmatize and discredit NGOs in the eyes of the public.”

It also reiterated fears that the new law on “foreign agents” may be used “to harass and seek closure of those highlighting abuses and critical of the government.”

Both Amnesty International and the movement For Human Rights claim officials involved in the searches requested documents that the government already has on file.

Source here is radio free europe and radio liberty.

The left love to use words like liberty. They use it a lot.  Means when you don’t agree with them you are automatically anti freedom and anti liberty.

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Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch
So, whatcha think guys?  Liberty loving, lefty Eye Candy?


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/29/2013 at 08:25 AM   
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