June 14, 20107
Generalissimo/What the fuck ever,
The problem with America is libtards like you. Fuck Steve Scalise? A decent congressman is shot while playing baseball and all you can say is fuck him? Your disgusting people like Steve Scalise are always working for your rights to print ugly shit on your piece of shit blog and you just kick them when there down. Fuck You!
You ought to get the fuck off of slandering Trump on your little blog too. He’s doing great work for the country and people like you are just too liberalized to see this is what the people want and the country needs. if you don’t like it you should go live in some fucktard country like Austria with the kangeroos. Trump was elected BY THE PEOPLE! And hes hear to stay and will win in 2020. Just fuck off and don’t let the door hit ya in the ass on your way out.
Redondo Beach, California
Let us start with one of your assertions: “Trump was elected BY THE PEOPLE!”
That is not anywhere close to being true; the Clinton/Kaine ticket garnered 65,844,969 votes, or 48.3% of the vote, while the Trump/Pence ticket only gathered in 62,979,984 total votes, or 46.2% of the vote. As has been widely reported…well…EVERYWHERE, this means 2,864,985 more Americans voted for Clinton/Kaine than Trump/Pence.
The American people voted for Clinton.
As for Steve Scalise, yes, we could care less that he was hoisted on his own semi-automatic petard.
He, along with his fellow travelers in Congress, directly enabled Hodgkinson’s (and many, many, many others’) ability to calmly gun anyone down, to include Congressmen. In more ways than one, a fact us ‘libtards’ have warned of and argued against for decades. That Scalise and his fellow assholes continued to carry the NRA’s handbasket to hell is on them.
All of Us
We extend our sincere sympathies toward his family.
Having said that, fuck Rep. Steve Scalise.
The Congressman, who is so dim as to have once “accidentally” attended a Klan rally, receives an A+ rating from the NRA. He most certainly will be [could have been] counted on to help pass the latest Congressional piece of shit, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017, which –despite your first and obvious thought– is NOT about hearing aids, but rather will relax restrictions on firearm silencers.
That’s right, Scalise has consistently enabled legislation making it easier for whatever asshole shot (and possibly killed 1) him today to go out and purchase whatever weapon tickled his fancy. We would say that Eiron is chortling even now, but the sad truth is that America has long ago moved past irony regarding its lunatic love affair with guns.
Again, we feel for Scalise’s family but can not help but wonder if his wife is having a Clytemnestra moment.
“By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die.”
Yep – fuck Steve Scalise.
After @realDonaldTrump fires Mueller, what is likeliest?
— Rush Limbaugh (@Rush_0_Limbaugh) June 13, 2017
New York Magazine on OMP being crazy enough to fire Robert Mueller:
[OMP] will probably not fire Mueller right away. But the odds that he will fire him eventually are quite strong, perhaps 50-50 or higher.
First, [OMP] has a very strong motive to fire Mueller: He is probably guilty. Several of [OMP‘s] associates have obscured or lied about their meetings with or financial ties to Russia, [OMP] has taken a curiously pro-Russian approach to a series of diplomatic issues (including handing over sensitive information to Russian diplomats), and his son-in-law tried to establish a secret communications line to Moscow. Even if [OMP] and his inner circle turn out to be innocent of the underlying crime, he is obviously guilty of obstructing justice: demanding loyalty of the FBI director and asking him to halt an investigation into a presidential crony, asking other intelligence officials to make this request as well, firing the director, and then publicly admitting he did it to quash the Russia investigation is comically transparent fact pattern.
[OMP] continues to take actions that are difficult to explain if he is innocent and only sensible if he is guilty. A year ago, it seemed implausible to imagine that he could actually make it through the campaign without releasing his tax returns. What could he possibly have to hide that would be worse than the appearance of guilt he was inviting? Perhaps the answer is the same as why he might fire Mueller. What would be worse than the backlash from firing Mueller? The outcome of Mueller’s investigation, maybe.
Second, [OMP] has no intrinsic respect for political norms. He fired Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who had investigative authority over some aspects of [OMP‘s] business, after trying to ascertain his loyalty. He fired Comey after the same process. He pursues vendettas against those who challenge or threaten him with irrational vengeance. His need for deference and flattery is abnormal by the standards of either human beings in general or non-dictator politicians in particular. [OMP] is an instinctive authoritarian; the existence of an independent law enforcement system beyond his control is intolerable to him.
Third, [OMP] has endlessly violated a series of norms that appeared to be inviolable. From the outset of his candidacy, party officials warned him that his behavior — the absurd and promiscuous lying, refusal to disclose his tax returns, refusal to divest his business interests as president, undisciplined tweeting, and on and on — would have to stop.
These experiences have taught [OMP] that the caterwauling Republicans have no real power to hold him back. He can accuse Ted Cruz’s father of killing Jack Kennedy, and call his wife ugly, and however angry Cruz gets, Cruz will come crawling back. Republican warnings have always proved empty.
- It’s worth mentioning that regardless of whether OMP fires Mueller, that will have absolutely no impact on NY AG Schneiderman’s grand jury investigating state financial crimes, as well as looking into young Eric’s charitable impulses. Neither of these investigations can be halted by a president, or pardons issued afterward. ↩
We don’t know about you, but we fully expect the United States Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, once he has been fully sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, to immediately start stalling, obfuscating and –where necessary– lying his ass off.
Sessions made it clear in yesterday’s cabinet meeting, where one by one each cabinet head proceeded to give OMP a lavish rim job (“It’s an honor to be able to serve you,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions) 1, that he was looking to get back into OMP‘s favor. 2
As one of the original neo-Confederates, Sessions has shown himself more than willing to lick OMP‘s shoes in public. Hourly, if need be. Which means he would fire Mueller in an instant should OMP ever mutter his New York version of will no one rid me of this troublesome special counsel? – “Get ’em outta heah!”
If the Senate Intelligence Committee is serious their very first question to Sessions should be: “Yes or no, please: at any time in your relationship with OMP did he demand your loyalty and how did you respond?” That would be a good question.
Sessions has absolutely nothing to gain by being truthful with the committee. Indeed should Sessions admit to more “undisclosed” meetings with Russia’s US Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it is quite likely he would be out of work and, possibly, facing federal charges. We can tell you without fear of error that an average federal government employee who had made similar omissions during the hiring process would have been summarily dismissed from government service, with prejudice, and, depending upon the severity of the omission, immediately prosecuted.
Stalling, obfuscating and lying, that’s what we’ll see from Sessions today. 3
- If you are still undecided whether OMP fits the bill of a Third World strongman/dictator after that noxious display, you’re part of the problem. To put it in perspective… ↩
- We’re not any sort of medical personnel here at WNBTv, but it seems abundantly clear to us that –short man syndrome aside– Sessions has a few obviously unresolved daddy issues. ↩
- If you want a worm to turn, reach out to Preibus; the guy doesn’t have and sand. When OMP pushes him to the curb, he’ll spill everything. ↩
This week’s au courant links:
- Careful; nearly all new printers are outing you.
- Britney Spears concealing Russian hackers.
- Life without Obamacare.
- Raising the minimum wage actually increases employment.
- Women and their freaking purses.
- Thank Thor! Polls predicting defeat for Paul Ryan in his home district.
- Complete results of British general election.
- Yet another seamy aspect of the current opioid glut.
- Uber’s compensation algorithm that systematically underpaid women.
- Michelle Obama calls OMP everything but black.
- Convicts build/operate PCs hidden in prison ceiling.
- The Onion on economics.
- The 20 most Googled diseases.
- First private moon landing gears up for launch by year’s end.
- Viral FB comment on the British elections.
- Two pro-Sanders legislators in Maine leave the Democratic Party.
- Iran initiates basic income plan and people didn’t quit working…some worked even more.
And finally, a message to Jeff Sessions:
We briefly mentioned the traitors Coats & Rogers the other day; Congress called on them to testify, in their capacity as national security SMEs, regarding whether OMP requested they betray their country in order to crush public knowledge of OMP‘s (putative) treason.
Their response? They found those questions “too inappropriate” to answer.
Again, imagine for a moment the clamor from the ReThugs had Clinton told the Benghazi committee that a question was “too inappropriate” to answer.
So, no real answers from these cretins, right?
Not so much; had either of these traitors been able to honestly respond that OMP had not attempted to induce them into either perjury or obstruction of justice, we would have heard about it, loudly, resentfully and at length. Which means they have made a calculated decision to avoid, at all costs, lying in public. They had adopted this strategy because because they know the truth will inevitably leak out (e.g., see Nixon.) But they can’t tell the truth themselves ’cause…PROSECUTION!
This whole administration is built on lies and on lies it will fail.
You can no longer expect forty years of drudgery and then a spluttering death from good old-fashioned blue-collar pneumoconiosis. You can’t make it through life hating your boss instead of yourself, not when new forms of labour discipline demand that you be your own boss. Your flesh is already obsolete. But there’s an answer: to survive in the coming era of automation, you have to bring it in faster; announce its apocalypse, learn to code, add yourself to the army of programmers building an appier tomorrow…
Desperation is everywhere; exhibitors make lunging grabs for any passers-by wearing an “INVESTOR” lanyard, proffer stickers and goodies, scream for attention on their convention-standard signs. These do not, to put it kindly, make a lot of sense. “Giving you all the tools you need to activate and manage your influencer marketing relationships,” promises one. “Leverage what is known to find, manage, and understand your data,” entices another. The gleaming technological future looks a lot like a new golden age of hucksterism. It’s networking; the sordid, stupid business of business; pressing palms with arrogant pricks, genuflecting to idiots, entirely unchanged by the fact that this time it’s about apps and code rather than dog food or dishwashers.
None of these start-ups are doing anything new or interesting. Which shouldn’t be surprising: how often does anyone have a really good idea? What you actually get is just code, sloshing around, congealing into apps and firms that exist simply to exist. Uber for dogs, GrubHub for clothes, Patreon for sex, Slack for death, PayPal for God, WhatsApp for the spaceless non-void into which a blind universe expands…
Capitalism doesn’t know what to do with its surpluses any more; it ruthlessly drains them from the immiserated low-tech manufacturing bases of the Global South, snatches them away from a first-world population tapping at computer code on the edge of redundancy, but then has nowhere better to put them than in some executive’s gold-plated toilet. This soil breeds monsters; new, parasitic products scurry like the first worms over the world-order’s dying body.