Friday, November 27, 2015

Top Ten Cloves: Other Things Donald Trumps Claims To Have Seen

10.  Relatives of current Syrian Refugees partying/celebrating in NJ on Sept. 11th

9.  Swears, if you look closely at film, Muslims celebrated Hindenberg explosion

8.  Trump, sworn to secrecy, who killed JFK

7.  Muslims celebrating crash of Flight 800

6.  Saw photos, old newsreels of Muslim celebrating when Lindburgh baby was kidnapped

5.  UFO aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico ("It looks fabulous ... just fabulous")

4.  Walt Disney's Cryogenically Frozen body (Awesome man, really awesome)

3.  He's seen - and heard - missing 18-minutes of Nixon Tapes

2.  Saw Sonny Liston fans celebrating after dive from Muhammad Ali’s phantom punch

​1.  ​Where D.B. Cooper landed ("Tremendous guy, really tremendous")

Bonus Links

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It's Starting To Get Ugly Out There

We'll refrain from shouting out "I told you so ..."

In our post Friday ("Trump and Rubio ... Fascism Redux"), we wrote near the end;
"Along with the insanity of Chancellor Trump, and Field Marshall Rubio talking like this, proposing things like this, it's a matter of time before we start hearing about attacks and violence against otherwise law-abiding, peaceful Muslims living here now."
And, today, straight out of Central Casting, and on-cue;

"A group of armed protesters who wanted to “show force” gathered outside a Texas mosque Saturday in response rumors about Syrian refugees and Sharia law.
The group, calling itself the Bureau of American Islamic Relations, stationed itself outside the Islamic Center of Irving carrying signs with messages like, “Stop the Islamization of America,” according to the Dallas Morning News. A video taken at the mosque shows a man dressed in black with his face masked carrying a rifle ..."

"The town of Irving was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when police arrested a fourteen-year-old Muslim student who brought a homemade clock to school, accusing him of constructing a bomb."
And this comes on the heels of another disturbing incident, yesterday, at a rally for The Donald in Alabama.

A black activist protesting at the rally, and rather then waiting for security to remove him, was attacked by up to 9 Trump supporters, punched, knocked down, and kicked

And what was Trumps' reaction?

"Trump was asked to weigh in on his supporters’ actions on Fox & Friends Sunday morning. “Maybe he should have been roughed up,” he said. “It was disgusting what he was doing.”
The Republican frontrunner compared what happened at his rally to a Black Lives Matter protest at a Bernie Sanders event, which prompted the Democratic candidate to release a detailed racial justice plan. “This is not the way Bernie Sanders handled his problem, I will tell you, but I have a lot of fans and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy, a troublemaker, looking to make trouble,” Trump said.

So, according to The Donald, Bernie Sanders is a wimp, for not kicking the shit out of the protesters at his event. 

And, The Donald, with a comment like that, has given tacit approval for his supporters to beat up anyone who protests, or, criticizes The Donald.

This kind of thuggery should disqualify him from being allowed to run for office.

"Trump supporters have gotten physical with protesters at several other events this fall. A protester was dragged out of a Trump rally in Miami. A Trump supporter ripped up a protester's sign. A Trump bodyguard was filmed sucker-punching a protester outside Trump Tower in early September. And at a rally in DC, photographers captured a Trump supporter pulling a protester's hair."
I can't say, in the history of politics in this country, that violence wasn't committed, however, it is atrocious, and beyond the pale to have a candidate for president condoning violence by his supporters.

Before some actually gets murdered, time for The Donald, all the presidential candidates to adopt a policy of #AllWordsMatter.

Otherwise, the campaign trails melts down to a free-for-all, and the candidate with the better fighters and goons wins.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Trump and Rubio ... Fascism Redux

Even before the Paris attacks, the Clown Car Candidates had already unleashed a torrent of racist, homphobic, and xenophobic remarks.

Since then, it's become a tsuanmi shitstorm, with PartyofNoican Governors having joined in, by the tenfold, on refusing to accept refugees, with Dr. Pyramids referring to the refugees as "mad dogs", all the while, two of the leading Clown Car drivers are advocating a new Fascist States of America.

Let's start with The Donald.

When asked how that differed from Hitler's Germany registering the Jews, his response was a arrogant "You tell me."

Senator Marco Rubio wasn't going to be locked out of the Fascist Funhouse.

“It’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down any place — whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site — any place where radicals are being inspired,” ...
Radicals, yes, but Trump and Rubio seem to sharing the same Fascist paintbrush in wanting to document, track and round up all Muslims.

In effect, the Government has already been tracking, not just Muslims, but everybody, in their over-reaching Orwellian surveillance programs.

Along with the insanity of Chancellor Trump, and Field Marshall Rubio talking like this, proposing things like this, it's a matter of time before we start hearing about attacks and violence against otherwise law-abiding, peaceful Muslims living here now.

This type of talk is dog-whistling, red-meat-biscuits to the extremist of the Rightwing Freakshow and is utterly irresponsible.

Bonus Links

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind The Curtain ..."

Oops! ...

It's long been held by the Press (lapdogs, such as it is,  that a good number of them are) that politicians only offer empty platitudes, well-rehearsed blah-blah-blah ...

Except, when they let their guard down, and, inadvertently, speak a revealing truth, which has them and their staffs throwing up a tsunami of well-rehearsed blah-blah-blah, trying to walk the revealing truth back,

Toto, in spirit, at least, pulled the curtain back on Hillary Rodman Clinton in last night's Democrat's Debate.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was, rightly, dissing Clinton for being the Big Wall Street Money candidate.

Clinton pushed back, promising she has an "aggressive plan to reign in Wall Street," which, by the way, multiple times, talked about not needing the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall to get this done, name dropping Paul Krugman and Paul Volker, and treating Glass-Steagall like it was a leper, on no use of value, or noting that it's repeal helped cause the financial disaster we saw.

Bernie wasn't having any of it, and scoffed "Not good enough," adding;
"I have never heard a candidate — never — who has received huge amounts of money from oil, from coal, from Wall Street, from military-industrial complex, not one candidate says, ‘Oh these campaign contributions will not influence me. I’m going to be independent,'" Sanders said. "Well, why do they make millions of dollars of campaign contributions? They expect to get something. Everybody knows that."
This was Toto's cue to start tugging, and pulling back the curtain.

"He has basically used his answer to impugn my integrity, let’s be frank here," she said of Sanders before citing her work in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
"I represented New York, and I represented New York on 9/11 when we were attacked. Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtime Manhattan where Wall Street is. I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild," she said.

Did she just say that?!

Holy Cow!

I didn't look, but I will speculate, before the debate ended, someone photoshopped Hillary, standing on the ashes and debris of the WTC, receiving a campaign contribution.

In fact, CBS's partner in the debate last night, Twitter, did, proverbially, offer that picture.

Someone named Andy Grewal tweeted;
Have never seen a candidate invoke 9/11 to justify millions of Wall Street donations.  Until now.  @HillaryClinton #DemDebate

"Pay No Attention To That Woman Behind The Curtain ..."

I'm not sure Hillary offered as much passion in her other answers, as the amount she offered defending her taking in Wall Street millions.


Later in the debate, the candidates were asked to cite a personal crises they dealt with that would show they have the muscle to be president.

None of the three candidates offered a good story, but it was Clinton who doubled-down on Sept. 11th again;
At the end of the debate, CBS News moderator John Dickerson gave Clinton one more opportunity to make her point. He asked each of the candidates to name a crisis they had experienced in their life that prepared them for the presidency. “Well, there are so many, I don’t know where to start,” Clinton responded, before retelling the story of her advising President Obama in the decision to launch a mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

Considering there is some contention on how the Obama Administration found Osama bin Laden, and the controversy over it, and with 20+-years of Clinton Scandals, Right Wing and Media harrassment, she goes to the Sept. 11th well again?

Help me, Mister Wizard!

In a previous debate, Sanders gave Hillary a gift, with his heated rant about how no one cares about "your damn emails"

HIllary returned the favor on it last night, exploiting the Sept. 11th tradegy

Take advantage of it Bernie, pound that with a over-priced military hammer, of whose costs you want to rope in.

Bonus Links

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Lies That Made Milwaukee Famous

Well, this certainly, wasn't your father's CNBC Debate.

There should be milk cartons out there today, with a picture of the debate on a side, blaring out the headline "Missing: Facts"

The moderators of the PartyofNoicans Clown Car Crash in Milwaukee last night, all but took a flight down to Chicago whenever one of the clowns misspoke, and/or blatantly lied, about the facts of whatever softball question was thrown their way.

Pyramid Mogul Ben Carson managed to squeeze in Benghazi while defending the fabrications of his back story.

Ted Cruz forgot to show his Contractor's Union Card, as his big pitch was for tearing down almost the entire government, as a means to balance the budget.

Golden Boy Marco Rubio lumped his broken-record family history into virtually every question he was asked, and in one, put out a clarion call "for more welders" erroneously citing welders make more money then philosophers.

But Rubio's family picnic had a hornet's nest hanging over it, in Rand Paul (someone in his campaign should do the favor and tell him it's over), as Paul attacked Rubio's "Conservative Credentials" (not screwing poor people enough) over his tax plan, offering tax cuts for families, while increasing military spending.

More than one clown candidate belched out that too many regulations were the cause of the financial mess, when, in fact, it was "Foreclosure Phil", Republican Phil Gramm that led the charge on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, which nearly bankrupted the entire world.

Fiorina parroted "We have to take back our country" so many times, I thought the old "HeadOn ... Apply directly to the forehead ... HeadOn ... Apply directly to the forehead ... HeadOn ... Apply directly to the forehead", had  bled into the audio of the broadcast.

If Industry Titan Fiorina happens to secure the nomination, she wants to put the military on steroids and go around the world kicking ass, and taking names.

And, Poor Jeb! ...

Team Exclamation Point! just watches him flop and flail at these debates, the brother-president-in-absentia, reduced last night to getting interrupted on a question asked to him, whining about having time to talk, having to fight off the interruption, and later, thanking The Donald for letting him speak - only forgetting to coat it with any sarcasim, and coming off more like offering Don Corleone a tribute.

The chef, there, Jeb!, is calling out "Stick a fork in him, he's done!" ...I'm sure some of your big-ass donors can help you bang out your withdrawal speech ...

Interrupting Jeb! was Man-on-Fire John Kasich, who was attempting to filibuster the debate, proudly boasting he was the man, that he balanced two budgets!

Remarkably, none of his fellow clowns challenged Budget Man, that the first time he did it, he was working for a Democratic President, and husband of all the clowns' arch-villain, Hillary.

Budget Man also attacked The Donald, scoffing at his plans to deport 11-million Illegal Immigrants - Jeb! also jumped on that - but neither clown offering an alternative, or, comprehensive Immigration plan.

But The Donald was, relatively, reserved, only getting worked up over the latest trade agreement, and citing it to use China (likely his Straw Man for the foreseeable future) as a punching bag ...

This debate was a Double-Ruppert Murdoch event, hosted by Fox Business Network and the 'Wall Street Journal', so no big surprise it was a fact-free affair.

So as not to have to sit in the corner wearing dunce caps, like CNBC, the trio of Maria Bartiromo, and Neil Cavuto, from the Fox Business Network, and Gerard Baker,  Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief, sat smiling, like lobotomized idiots as clown candidate after clown candidate played fast and loose with facts, with fear of a  follow-up question to challenge such statements might give them the Ebola virus.

Primary season will soon be upon us, winnowing out the field of these Clown Car Debates, but don't think this will make them more honest.

The untrue non-facts, and lies, will only get bigger, and more bold.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Top Ten Cloves: Other Things Ben Carson Believes About Pyramids

News Item: [Deep, Exhausted Sigh] Ben Carson Thinks Joseph From the Bible Built the Pyramids

10.  Archaeologists Wrong - Pharaohs’ only took pyramids as their graves by Eminent Domain

​9. In building pyramids, Joseph invented the Lunch Break

8. Pyramids site where Egyptian Students held Keggers 

7. Building of the pyramids really increased real estate value of neighboring tents

6. Joseph died Intestate - Sons thought they would inherit the pyramids

5. Alien beings were only used for interior decorating of the pyramids

4. Because of their height, Joseph had to bring in Mohawk Indians to build pyramids

3.  Seven-year famine a hoax - Each pyramid had a food court for visitors

2.  Near the pyramids is early version of Home Depot, where Joseph bought the materials

1.  Because of accidents, pyramids gave birth to game Jenga

Bonus Links

Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

Ben Carson believes Joseph built Egypt’s pyramids to store grain — and it just might get him some votes

Carson: Archeologists Are Wrong — Biblical Joseph Built The Pyramids To Store Grain

Surprise, Dr. Ben Carson’s Latest Pyramid Scheme Involves Actual Pyramids