Rachel Maddow is the new Joseph McCarthy, except that McCarthy didn’t have the full weight of the CIA’s mighty Wurlitzer on his side, so Maddow is much more effective, even tho McCarthy had far more evidence against Stalinists in the government ranks than zero evidence the RussiaGate propagandists have been able to produce :
A good comment from a ZH article :
HockeyFool wildbad Mon, 03/05/2018 – 09:45 Permalink
Listen, if you haven’t figured out how President Trump works yet, let me spell it out to you.
-Trump says something “normie friendly” that he has no intention to do.
-Normies smile and go back to their sports/Netflix.
-Trump surrogates do the exact opposite of what he says.
-Democrats get cucked.
Every single time Trump says something “off-base” I see hundreds of these articles that say “TRUMP BETRAYAL,” etc, etc. And yet, every single time, I’ve yet to see Trump actually screw something up.
You get these professional pundits that are paid thousands of dollars, and yet, they still haven’t figured out Trump’s MO.
The little accomplishments slip through the cracks because everyone gets dragged through the mud by the media. Meanwhile, Trump is packing the lower courts with hardline consititutionalists.
Until Trump ACTUALLY ACTS on something that is unforgivable (gun regulations, breaking promises on immigration reform, etc) I will continue to be on the Trump Train. I know we are all used to politicians who stab us in the back, but have a little faith in the man. It’s better for morale.
This is how, increment by increment, the law is bent to privilege the oligarchs vs the citizens :
I hate the idea of military tribunals, am not sure about the legality, and otoh, the DOJ is not doing its job, to say the least. This is what QAnon has been preparing the world for, if he is legit. From the beginning, he was saying ‘trust the military’. George Webb has interpreted Marine One helicopter flights as symbolic aggression against centers of DBS control.
I haven’t looked at the legality of all this, but recall it was one of the alarming aspects of a Shrub or Obama bill extending the military’s reach into the US.
Too exciting, these times :
George Webb, et al :
Both China and Russia have worked to stop corruption and are thus ahead of the US in this important part of civilization :
If you wondered about why NASA hasn’t been back to the moon, it is because of idiocies like the space shuttle and incompetence like the $1B launch tower :
Money doesn’t make people happy because many don’t know how to use their money to produce happiness, falling into consumerism :
Our vaunted Intelligence Community doesn’t have the self-discipline to prevent rogues from bending the process to their own ends :
In case you missed it, gun bans don’t do anything to the crime rate :
Tiger management in India :
The situation in E. Ghouta is NOT what the media wish us to believe :
I love the alignment of interests in this :
To put this in context, what biologists are actually finding is that supposedly mating for life works in a lot of different ways, depending on food supply, etc. A couple of weeks ago I linked to a youtube of the Harris hawks I think it was, in the Mexican desert. Food is so scarce and the owl predators so serious that it takes more adults to raise the chicks. So they have multi-marriage. Obviously, people do the same :
This is mostly the Russian side of the problem in Syria, the options available to all parties. Clearly some intelligence agency is briefing these guys on all the scenarios they have worked through to set policy. Impressive, no doubt, but where are the statistics on their error rates? Better than the US’s failure rates, nearly 100% in the ME, except for the 100s of B’s that went into the Deep State coffers, minion’s pockets, including the Clintons, and into Hillary’s campaign.
Given that we are where we are in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, … All of the countries in that region, in fact in the entire world, must just distrust the hell out of the US of A. The ‘international politics’ game the US and Israel have been playing make Leopold II’s moves in the Congo look civilized. The US has criminals in charge of major elements of the government cooperating with criminals in governments they have installed around the world, and the world isn’t coping well. Not US citizens, either :
Rolling Stone’s leftish take on Youtube shutting down Alex Jones, et al. Don’t tell me that Google doesn’t make money with Alex Jone’s channel and all the others. The alt-media get far more views than the average video on Youtube. Google just shows you the top, you have to search more specifically for the rest. This is excellent propaganda, makes their suppression of political thought they don’t approve of seem science-based, almost civilized. The new McCarthyism is here :
The evolution of cooperation. Well, at least cooperation in computer models with possibly true analogies to examples of biological evolution :
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer who played guitar so well as to influence Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley :
A couple of my comments on ZH the last few days :