March 16, 2019

At the Saturday Night Cafe...

... talk about whatever you want.

66 comments:

narciso said...

Oh that's interesting:

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/steele_admits_he_used_posts_from_random_individuals_on_cnn_website_for_trump_dossier.html

narciso said...

Answers some questions raises others

https://disobedientmedia.com/2019/03/evidence-indicates-link-between-north-korean-embassy-break-in-and-christchurch-attacks/

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the Psychedelic Warlord* wants you to
Wax his ass, and
Scrub his balls

...then vote him into the presidency

*aka Robert F. 0'rourke

M Jordan said...

Meghan McCain thinks her dad was beloved. Well, maybe she’s right. That funeral was longer than a Princess Diana’s.

But somehow I think the love for her papa didn’t get very far outside of D.C.

M Jordan said...

Since somebody brought up McCain, I’d like to add this: Is the statute of limitations past on criticizing a dead man? Because I have a hankering for some dishing on McStain.

M Jordan said...

Wow! This McCain thing is taking off. Did you know McCain means “Son of Cain”?

Makes you think.

StephenFearby said...

Columbia Journalism Review
Why the Left Can’t Stand The New York Times
By Amber A’Lee Frost

"There are psychological factors at play: denial, certainly, which we see in the constant reassurance of the Times’s #resistance readership that this was all a big mistake and that Daddy is coming to save them any day now:

The Inevitability of Impeachment
By Elizabeth Drew
Even Republicans may be deciding that the president has become too great a burden to their party or too great a danger to the country.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opinion/trump-impeachment-resign-drew.html

But as a good Marxist, I must point out that ideology and its attendant publishing philosophies are largely the product of market forces. Public broadcasting institutions like the BBC can remain dull and informative. FT’s reportage serves a readership that gambles on world events. The New York Times compulsively analyzes and scrutinizes everything Trump ad nauseam because it pays the bills by cultivating an audience, flattering them, and keeping them stimulated. Just look at the “Trump Bump,” the 66 percent increase in profits the paper enjoyed from exhausting every possible iteration of commentary, speculation, or tirade about The Donald."


'...In the 1976 Sidney Lumet classic Network, Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) is an anchorman turned “mad prophet of the airwaves” after he is fired for low ratings and suffering a psychotic break. Mounting a popular resistance of its own, his sensationalist TV show captivates a disaffected viewership, who are “mad as hell, and not gonna take this anymore.” After Beale demands on air that the president of the United States stop a deal to sell the network’s conglomerate to an even larger Saudi conglomerate, the chairman of the American conglomerate (played by Ned Beatty) calls him into a meeting and roars:

"You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petrodollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today."'

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/why-the-left-cant-stand-the-new-york-times.php

Big Mike said...

I am thinking of starting a GoFundMe page to bring Australian senator Fraser Anning into the United States to run for US Senate from Virginia. He was doing a live TV interview when a 17 year old, self-described, journalist showed up, started recording, and then cracked an egg on the back of Anning's head. Anning pivoted, slapped the kid hard across the face, then hit him again. Good.

Humperdink said...

"But somehow I think the love for her papa didn’t get very far outside of D.C."

And the DNC.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

what was the motive behind the killing of those 120 Nigerians?

narciso said...

They were infidels, heretics,

narciso said...

That's the way they think, but it's not the reality.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

what was the motive behind killing ~100K babies today?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

who's behind the disappearance of ~3K Yazidi sex slaves?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Democratic Presidential candidate Robert F. O’Rourke wrote a short story as a teen about killing 38 people and described the murders as “acts of love.”

O’Rourke wrote the stories under the pseudonym “Psychedelic Warlord” as part of a prominent early hacking group called Cult of the Dead Cow.

narciso said...

Going through prescient fiction from 1979 mccarrys better Angel's predicted this world by telescoping part of the agencies past.

narciso said...

Namely the original approach to the fmr warlord ibn Saud called ibn awad of the emirate of hagreb.

M Jordan said...

“Of Mice and Men” is the 20th century’s greatest novel.

CWJ said...

To me, the interesting thing about the college admissions scam is that the authorities must have known about it for years. Despite their protestations, the kids must have known, and teenagers are the absolute worst at keeping a secret. Combined with the fact that parents have to know what Singer and his ilk had on offer, the whole thing had to be common knowledge.

The FBI probably had this bust in their pocket for some time. It was just a matter of getting the order to pull the trigger. So my question is why now, and why Singer? Who made the call, and who benefits?

traditionalguy said...

Of Mice and Men was indeed written by the best American author of the Twentieth Century..

Michael McNeil said...

What about William Tenn's Of Men and Monsters?

narciso said...

Better angels predicted a world where the media would savage an independent minded businessman who would become president, call it Mallory derangement syndrome.

narciso said...

You mean why did they treat morrie Tobin boiler room scheme as a trifle?

William said...

AOC has come into some flak in these precincts, but say this much for her: she earned her college admission and did her own school work. I'm certain she read all the classics and not just the Cliff Notes. I'm sure she has studied Howard Zinn, Naom Chomsky, and Howard Fast. She can probably quote whole sections of Franz Fanon by heart. Nobody is born that wrong headed. It takes extensive study and hard work to attain that level......Compare her with the Loughlin daughter. What with vacations on hundred million dollar yachts and modeling trips to Fiji, I don't think she spent much time pondering the classics. She might not even have heard of Chomsky, although I'm sure she's perused Howard Zinn. There's a comic book version of his great work. He's inescapable. But beyond Zinn, I don't think she's read any of the great works that our college students nowadays study.......I'm not sure, but I think the Laughlin kid might have gotten more out of her college years than AOC. Well, that half mil entrance fee is a tough nut to crack, but if she had been allowed to continue to use the USC campus as a backdrop for her cosmetic infomercials, she probably would have made it back and then some. Well, now we'll never know.

narciso said...

That remains to be seen, she might have read the cliff notes to zinn, but that's about it.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Try this on... https://moofmag.com/2017/09/03/turn-on-tune-in-drop-out-lsd-underground-12/

Yikes!

hawkeyedjb said...

Of Mice and Men...

No and No. There have been several better novels by several better writers. Both Thomas Wolfes were better writers. Look Homeward Angel was a better novel than Of Mice and Men, but so were several others.

PS - fucking captcha thing is getting me down. About 50 iterations of bus, traffic light, storefront.

William said...

As a pretty bartender in a trendy Union Square eatery, I'm sure her academic background gave her more topspin and allure than the other servers. I'm sure she made more in tips than the other servers. She's pretty, articulate, and her hand gestures are organic and engaging, unlike other good looking pols I could name......I don't think she's pretty enough to do cosmetic ads, but she's definitely pretty and charming, especially when seated with other Congress people. The Loughlin girl is a quantum jump ahead of her in terms of looks. Even seated among movie stars, she would stand out as beautiful. I hope this scandal doesn't end her career before it has begun.......There's an old tradition in Hollywood of having beautiful women play Dem pols. Did you see who played RBG? Greer Garson played Eleanor Roosevelt. Snort. Scarlet Johansson is scheduled for the biopic of Bella Abzug. I think the Loughlin girl would be a natural for the role of AOC. She's somewhat better looking, but she's got the same knack of delivering vapid lines with charm and sincerity.

Fen said...

"Fucking captcha thing is getting me down. About 50 iterations of bus, traffic light, storefront."

Oh, this is going to piss you off but when I just ignore captcha and hit publish it publishes anyway. Try it.

eddie willers said...

Oh, this is going to piss you off but when I just ignore captcha and hit publish it publishes anyway.

Does for me too.

wildswan said...

Stuff's coming out now because Trump has finally gotten control of the DOJ. Maybe not completely but enough to scare them all. College admission scandal. Christopher Steele assembled dossier by doing a Google search, see narciso above. Small stuff but menacing, solid, real. Meaning is, send in your negotiators. Then, negotiations. Hence, the strange pause. Mueller Report, where is it? Venezuela, where is it. Catholic Church reform, where is it? Democratic candidates, all non-viable, being euthanized, the latest has Mad Cow disease. All is flux; hence all is pause in my opinion. All the alliances shift, we have to learn the new world which must closely resemble the old, but not quite.

William said...

I see the movie biopic as a tale of love and redemption. The story arc is not yet in place, because no great scandals have happened yet in AOC's life, but have a little patience. I'm sure there's a great scandal just looming over the horizon. Pretty girls generate scandals the way carrion generates maggots......That's why the Loughlin girl would be so right for the part. Scandal and redemption. There's nothing so easy to forgive as the transgressions of a beautiful woman.. I'm thinking Jussie Smollett for the love interest, but that's just spitballing at this point. But definitely the Loughlin girl to play AOC.

gadfly said...

According to a detailed retrospective analysis performed by Lawfare in their 12/14/18 posting, the document has turned out to be pretty much on target: "As a raw intelligence document, the Steele dossier, we believe, holds up well so far."

I recommend that those readers with serious concerns about Trump and the Russians spend time reading the serious Lawfare effort - keeping in mind that the dossier was not the reason for the Mueller investigation.

walter said...

So..on track for about a million illegal aliens/migrants/CAGW victims, do we have a crisis yet?

Stephen Cooper said...

gadfly - what's your take on the Clinton Uranium One connection?
Presumption of innocence, or should we rely on people who hate the Clintons for our information?

Fen said...

Not yet, the "crisis" will begin when an illegal alien shielded by a sanctuary city murders one of my loved ones. I will then go rogue and, using my Marine Corp training, kill the family of every local state and federal official complicit in harboring the fugitive.

It will not become a crisis for these people until they know that whatever happens to our families will also happens to theirs.

walter said...

Christopher Steele admitted during a lawsuit deposition that he used internet searches and unverified information to support details he had gathered about a web company mentioned in the dossier, according to select pages of his deposition transcript that a federal court unsealed this week.
But Steele limited his answers about how he verified information about the web companies who claimed they were defamed. He would not explain, for instance, what else he did or sources he used to verify information in the dossier about Webzilla, its parent company XBT and their Russian founder Aleksej Gubarev, who were named in the dossier. He did not have to describe during the deposition all the steps he took to collect or check the information because of terms set by the court.
But he could talk about web searches — and how he didn't realize one article he found in his research was a submission from a "random person," as an attorney pointed out, rather than a news report.

Steele testified that he used a 2009 article from the crowdsourced news site CNN iReport, for instance, to check information he learned about Webzilla, one of the three related entities that had sued BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed published the dossier in full — explaining they hadn't verified it — on January 10, 2017, after CNN reported that President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump had been briefed about it.
When asked if he had an understanding of what CNN iReport was, Steele said he did not know. He thought the information on the site had "some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site," Steele said during the deposition.
CNN iReport was a separate citizen journalism initiative from CNN's editorial news service that allowed users to contribute stories, photos or videos.
"Do you understand that they have no connection to any CNN reporters?" an attorney asked Steele during his deposition last June. "I do not," he answered, according to the transcript.
The acknowledgment has emboldened some critics of the dossier who claim the more explosive points in it are false and unsubstantiated.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/16/politics/steele-information-dossier/index.html

narciso said...

Steele was like Michael Weston, although more like Timothy daulton in license to kill, a burnt spy who worked for sociopathic nazgul which means the oligarchs that looted Russia dry re the earlier thread.

walter said...

CNN might be pissed over a contorted sense of plagiarism..

walter said...

"That was OUR fake shit!"

narciso said...

Akhmetshin was fmr Russian intelligence, gru for about 12 minutes when they bugged out of Afghanistan, sort of like branagh's character in Jack Ryan shadow recruit he worked through McCain's institute to topple the nazarabeyev regime in favor of a Russian puppet. Got that teisr.

narciso said...

That's the guy who hired fusion GPS to compile the dossier, and lent Steele his ring of informants

narciso said...

So if they leave out that part of the story well then the narrative works klimnik is another guy who work with the iri in the Ukraine, he had been working for an arms dealer .

narciso said...

Now uranium one is interested because of trans logistics the counterpart firm set up by a former south African diplomat who was their nuclear expert. He dies in 2009, and his computer is destroyed.

narciso said...

Or you can go with operation Cassandra, that involves a Hezbollah operative who was working out of Vienna for ths Ukrainian arms industry ths folks who sent rockets to North Korea. Hes running drug deals fron south America, through west Africa into europe.

narciso said...

In 2016 they arrest him for being the middle man, but the Austrian govt extradites him back to his native Lebanon where he promptly dissapears.

Fen said...

"Do you understand that they have no connection to any CNN reporters?" an attorney asked Steele during his deposition last June. "I do not," he answered, according to the transcript."

That awkward moment when you realize a random guy in the phone book has more credibility than a CNN reporter...

Made me laugb. Trying to imply someone doesn't meet the professional standards of a journalist doesn't work as well as it used to.

walter said...

Less an affront to journolist standards, sounds more like Steele thought he could simply pass shit off as legit if it had a CNN.com link, regardless of who wrote it.

Crazy World said...

Let the good times roll.

Etienne said...

Did you know...

The reason steering wheels are on the right in half the world, is because drivers were usually hired by the Lord of the Manor, or le ch√Ętelain ?

It comes from the time when un chevalier (Knight) or higher rank walked to the left of their soldiers, in order to draw their sword easily without decapitating the person they were escorting.

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Fen said...

I hear ya.

Its just that I was about to lean forward with "Aha! So this wasn't even a legit source that backed by layers of editors like... oh. nm"

And now I have the expression of someone who just divided by zero. Am I even in my prime reality anymore? Okay, just one moon. Good sign.

Etienne said...

The reason there were no left handed Knights, is because the left hand is used to wipe your ass.

In Arabia, a convicted thief always has his/her left hand chopped off first. This makes them untouchable because they have to use their right hand to wipe their ass.

Thus, even in the 50's, the Nuns were still whacking their students on the knuckles if they attempted to write with their left hand. Gauche is bad.

Thus, the saying: "Don't give me any shit," meant: don't turn in any homework written with the left hand.

walter said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2ltVYKAKY

Fen said...

Oh, apparently Democratic Socialism is different than Not True Socialism because they believe in property rights. It's how they excuse Bernie for having 3 houses.

I was asked to elaborate on my feelings about Marxists. I used my metsphor for flag burning and Nazis. I don't like seeing the flag burned in protest or Nazis marching in the streets, but they are the canary in coal mine - if they can't exercise their rights then we aren't far behind. So, the reason I don't kill Nazis is because that would be illegal.

But the only reason I don't kill Marxists is because I'm still working out how to get away with it.

That's how much of a threat I consider them to be. I would plow through every law, abandon every principle I cherished to wipe them out of existence.

It's interesting how people respond to that. They would cheerfully go back in time to crush baby Hitler's skull. But Marx has inspired more bloodshed, atrocity and death by a full degree.

fivewheels said...

"Oh, this is going to piss you off but when I just ignore captcha and hit publish it publishes anyway. Try it."

Only a human would get frustrated enough to find this out.

Fen said...

Yup. This is stll not my prime reality. In mine, the Jews are made of sterner stuff. 2 million lost in the Holocaust, not 6 million. Because the Germans were losing to many men - jews only pretending to be in hiding would lure search parties in elaborate traps and ambushes. French collaborators were baited with false intelligence and, once outed were found hanged the next day.

Something is different here. Someone jewish was praising an Israeli official for his restraint when some Palis snuck across the border to murder a jewish family. But that's not really courageous, it's more akin to false modesty and will only prolong the suffering on both sides for generations.

Real courage would have been to destroy every Palistinian, down to the last woman and child. And then turn yourself into the UN to be executed for war crimes. Eliminate the threat to your people and then take the hit for it alone.

But tbe Jews here cringe at such a notion. They regard it as so barbaric they would rather risk annihilation themselves. Now THAT is courageous. Odd that they never get credit or praise for that, because that's exactly what is going to happen to them. They have fought valiantly, but the margin is gone. Do you think history will even mention how brave and merciful they were?


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Fen said...

"Only a human would get frustrated enough to find this out."

LOL you nailed it. I was so pissed I was furiously stabbing at tbe tiny tiny boxes and accidentally hit the publish icon.

I don't think blog owners understand how bad captcha has gotten. They are like Customer Service Operators who have never tested their own Call Tree and can't understand why customers are so hostile by the time they pick up.

Ralph L said...

un chevalier (Knight) or higher rank walked to the left of their soldiers, in order to draw their sword easily without decapitating the person they were escorting.

I've never drawn a sword, but I would think it would be safer the other way--standing to the right.

Jack Wayne said...

A right-handed person carries their sword on their left side. Unlike a gunslinger who carries the pistol on the right side.

rehajm said...

Who is Erin and what is it we’re imploring her to do? Go where?

viator said...

What's up with the Mormons?

Mitt Romney (UT), Susan Collins (ME), Marco Rubio (FL), Pat Toomey (PA), Roger Wicker (MS), Lamar Alexander (TN), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Roy Blount (MO), Jerry Moran (KS), Mike Lee (UT), Rob Portman (OH), Rand Paul (KY)

That is the list of the twelve US Senators who opposed POTUS's Emergency Declaration and by extension "The Wall". Only one state shows up twice on this list. The senators from Utah must be closely connected to Mormon policy and politics. What is going on?

rhhardin said...

Kim Jong Un arrives in Viet Nam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHQPso_m3QQ

A standard gauge train on mixed gauge tracks (Vietnam uses the smaller meter gauge).

Solemn ceremony with comic frame breaks, starting with realigning the rug and when to start the band.

gilbar said...

viator;
wait! it gets More Interesting!
Ann Coulter, HUGE Mitt Romney supporter says that she Now Hates and Despises President Trump, on account of because he "isn't building the wall Fast Enough". Yet, she has publicaly stated that she is STILL TOTALLY In Bed with Mitt; and will suck his cock, WHENEVER he asks.

That's what's interesting, to me

rehajm said...

...and when was the meeting when it was decided it was gauche to use scrambled eggs in a bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwich?