Richard Stanley

Administrator
As others and I have pondered whether or not frenemy Hillary was trying to get Trump elected in 2016 (as was the RNC who supposedly hated him), the Duran boys ponder whether or not Bernie is a fake socialist, because he refuses to fight back against such as Hillary or Warren. So, what will he do versus Trump.

Before doing that the episode focuses on the Iowa caucus debacle and the circumstances around the 'shadow' company that made the unnecessary app. It's connected to corporate candidate Buttigieg and Hillary operatives (who have now gone 'dark' -- into the shadows.

But, let's ponder why there is such a thing as the Iowa positioning and that it is a caucus process. I suggest that both are related to steering the election process to favor the preferred party candidates, i.e. metaphorical fingers on the scales.

But, as the Duran boys also point, why is all this so clumsy and obvious .... as with everything around the Trump tableau? Are we being told this way, deniably, that indeed the fix is in -- so don't expend any efforts to combat it?

 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
Well, quite an eventful few days:

  • The Trumpublican Senate, sans Romney of all people, confirms that it is now a rubber-stamp for the as yet undeclared Dictator of this long time banana republic.
  • The Congressional Dems applaud imperial corporate America's preferred puppet for Venezuela at the SOTU.
  • The shithole Christian racketteers preyerfully [sic] confirm their bankrupt religious views over real flapjacks, while Dear Leader calls them to war against his domestic frenemies.
    • Pelosi, sitting to Trump's left, could have approved many better articles of impeachment, but instead we got this Ukrainian Burisma black hole with the Bidens. The owner of Burisma was left in place as the regulator of his industry. And then there are the whistleblower's connections.
  • Kushner's Piece Plan seems to guarantee no peace.
  • A Montana Trumpublican state legislator calls for the death of all socialists.
  • All this after Trump kills a man who fought against ISIS (a product of the 'real' Deep State), perhaps more successfully than anyone else, while blaming him for what General Petraeus caused versus the Sadr forces in Iraq.
    • Iraq, which now wants us out after the trillions wasted foo fighting yet another Deep State dark asset, Al Qaeda.
What have I left out?
 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
Yes, the Iowa caca was a clusterfuck, and the Orange Beast took no time to capitalize.

But now, after Charles and I have had our mouths washed out with soap, let's see what blasphemy spewed forth at the Fake Christian's National Prayer Breakfast. It could only have been topped if Paula White showed all how she gets a liddle Orange Julius in her shakey puddin.

We know today that it is mostly propagandic Christian victimology, but too bad Nero could not have torched a lot more of these unguent tribal vermin, especially their shepherds.


I know, I know, it's all part of the donkey show. But, wait, what about that border wall that fell down? Were there any invading Mexican trumpets blowing?

 
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Don Jr. showed his Biblical knowledge in mocking Nancy Pelosi's claim that she prayed for Trump by saying it's as likely as Satan quoting scripture. Of course Satan did -- during the Temptation, as reported in the gospels.
 

Jerry Russell

Administrator
Staff member
But I'd say that the Iranian response was not even proportionate. If it had been proportionate, some important person would have been in the tent. Why would Iran stand down to such an extent?
About this Iranian retaliation to the American assassination of Soleimani, it's now come out that the US was understating the extent of the damage. The Iranian response was, in fact, an escalation. Larry Romanoff at Global Research reports:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/new-star-wars-trilogy-evil-empire-strikes-back/5702528

On January 13, 2020, the Pentagon replied to a FOIA request from US Congressman B. G. Thompson on the casualties and damage sustained by the US in the Iranian missile attack. You can read his reply in the attached photo, but he stated the US military had incurred 139 deceased, 146 injured, and “extensive damage to 15 helicopters, 2 cargo aircraft and 3 MQ-1 Predator drones”. He further outlined “extensive damage” to the base command center, hangars and barracks, the aircraft control tower and the runways.
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Iran Retaliates in Afghanistan
When the Taliban in Afghanistan claimed to have shot down an American military aircraft in Ghazni, Afghanistan, the US initially denied the event, then, after clear and graphic images were posted publicly, admitted the loss of a Bombardier E-11A plane. The US at first disclaimed knowledge of the number or identity of the crew or passengers, then claimed only two occupants, later revised to 6 after more photos emerged. Russian intelligence sources almost immediately claimed that American Michael D’Andrea was killed in that crash, the aircraft apparently serving as his mobile command post in Afghanistan. (10)
D’Andrea was a prominent figure, the head of Iran operations for the CIA, and the man who orchestrated the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani as well as other targeted murders. The New York Times claimed D’Andrea had overseen hundreds of drone strikes which “killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians”. The US government has officially denied his death and has refused requests to display him in public, which almost certainly means the claims of his death are accurate.
 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
How I have missed the good old days of talking about the insane financial corruption (because he is insanely incompetent at honestly running businesses) of Agent Orange Leaks, let me count the ways. But, wait, he has just granted clemency to a ton of corrupt shitbags.

After this bizarre impeachment exercise, tempered by Hunter Biden's corruption in trading on his father's name, at least, Agent Orange wasted little time in using these clemencies to announce that corruption is the new expected normal. The more of which helps to dilute and launder the green stains that he otherwise has to cover up with all that orange skin cream.

People are gradually waking up to the fact that not only are the Clintons in bed with Agent Orange, but such as Nancy Pelosi. The corporate swamp agenda is all that matters, while Agent Orange's divisive rhetoric is sufficient salve to con most.

President Donald Trump granted executive clemency Tuesday to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, as well as to ex-New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and to Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team.
Trump also announced that he had pardoned Michael Milken, the former junk bond king who became a face of the insider trading financial scandals of the 1980s.
In all, Trump granted some form of executive clemency to 11 individuals Tuesday, according to the White House.

Below, Maddow provides a brief compendium of Trump financial scandals, of which he has managed to skate by without a scratch. As I have discussed previously, Pelosi waited until this crappy Burisma scandal to decide it was time to impeach. Of course, Maddow and MSNBC, will take the wider corporate line, with apparently coverage of Trump corruption allowed as only fueling the desired political divide.

I'm even thinking now that Stormy and (fall on his sword) Michael Avenati were part of a huge psy-op, it all worked to AOL's advantage. Historically, people like AOL's base have loved organized crime bosses, as seeming Robinhoods (but really robbing hoods). And, Trump has been surrounded by mob lawyers, including lawyers from mob families, like Giuliani and McGahn.

 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
The following are two Phil Hartmann interviews with Jeff Sharlet, who wrote an insider's expose of the secretive Christian group, called The Family.

The first is a 3 year old interview titled on whether Trump would bring about the next Crusades, via his associations with The Family and others' similar, including like minded Catholics, like Bannon, who has invoked the Catholic (Jesuit) term, the 'Church Militant'. Sharlet mentions, Bannon, and Generals Flynn and Mattis as having underlying 'crusader' mentalities, and of course, they are all gone from the administration. But is this mentality gone as well, as witnessed by all the rising tensions Trumpism is stirring in the Middle East, much less domestically?


The second is a more up-to-date interview more generally focused on The Family and its impact on American politics, and how it relates to acting as a driver for the Christian Right, while it's 'Christian' aspects fall into a distinctive form of ultra Predestinaton of the Elite [sic] mentality, that I have claimed in my wider Postflavian thesis to be the esoteric interpretations of the actual writers and compilers of both the OT and the NT cannons. As witnessed with the interpretational outlook of such as Trump (and the members of The Family), Christianity is all about Winning, and 'Christian' compassion for the Losers is at best an afterthought. As Sharlet explains, The Family crosses the denominational divides, including Catholicism, as the dialectic that matters is Power.

And this focus is Global is scope. The Liberal (Old School or New) niceties of the American Constitution be damned. According to longtime Family leader, Doug Coe, such as Adolf Hitler was of an ideal vessel of God, so how bad can Trump be in the same light? Now one might ask themselves why so many 'Republicans' have stood by either silent or helped Trump take a dump on their Republic.

 
... “For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia,” Trump tweeted in July, one day before he called on the country to “find” a batch of emails deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private server. ...

That is what the Traitor Elect, herr Grop'n Fuhrer Trumputin said above. I think he actually has some branding dealing in the works in Russia through. But even taking him at his usually lying word, he is otherwise contextually correct because most of the money involved is Russian money that is invested in his American and probably other global property interests. So as to launder the dirty funds.

Here is an excerpt from one of the three FT articles linked to from the above alternet article.

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Mr Khrapunov, who now lives in Switzerland, says he is being targeted for opposing the man he used to serve, President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s authoritarian ruler since 1989. His supporters say the family’s fortune comes from business success, not embezzlement.
Among the dozens of companies the Almaty lawyers say the Khrapunov laundering network used were three called Soho 3310, Soho 3311 and Soho 3203. Each was a limited liability company, meaning their ownership could easily be concealed.
The companies were created in April 2013 in New York. A week later, property records show, they paid a total of $3.1m to buy the apartments that corresponded with their names in the Trump Soho, a 46-storey luxury hotel-condominium completed in 2010 in a chic corner of Manhattan.
Related article
Read our guide to the Republican candidate’s links to Russia over the past 30 years
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017

Bank statements submitted by Almaty’s lawyers indicate that the ultimate beneficiary of the Soho companies was Elvira Kudryashova, Mr Khrapunov’s California-based daughter. According to the Kazakh government, she, with her brother Ilyas, is a key link in the family’s laundering network.
Shortly before the Soho companies bought the apartments, more than $3.1m flowed out of Ms Kudryashova’s Wells Fargo account to the firm of Martin Jajan, a New York lawyer. Mr Jajan proceeded to sign purchase documents for the Trump Soho apartments as buyer’s agent. Other bank records show further links between Ms Kudryashova and her relatives and the Soho shell companies. Mr Jajan did not respond to a request for comment.
On the face of it, Mr Trump was not a beneficiary of the apartment sales. The vendor was another limited liability company, Bayrock/Sapir Organization LLC. It was named after the developers that jointly built Trump Soho: the Sapir Organisation, founded by Tamir Sapir, from Georgia, and Bayrock, founded by Tevfik Arif, a Kazakhstan-born former Soviet official.
According to regulatory filings, however, Bayrock/Sapir Organization LLC had a third co-owner — the man who licensed his personal brand to the project.
The Trump Soho, announced in 2006, was an early example of a building that bore the Trump name but was built by someone else. Mr Trump’s access to finance had been curtailed by bankruptcies. But as the star of The Apprentice, his celebrity stock was rising. Partners such as Sapir and Bayrock were prepared to pay to license his name. ...
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"Amid the fire hose of lunacy that is the Trump transition, however, Pompeo’s extremism has been overlooked."

The same goes for most other members of Trump's administration, radical apocalyptic religious ideologues, itching for a holy war against both Islam writ large and Western secularism. Contrast this Bible thumping to the picture of Trump and his current wife further below. The problem for the Christian Nationalists is that Christianity is not nationalistic, but Globalistic. And thus given all the parallels with the previous Fuhrer, except for the short term, it does not bode well for America generally, but especially for the nationalist Zealots.

As with the little corporal, things will look good in the first years, as Trump will repatriate 2 trillion dollars from offshore, via lower corporate tax rates. But he has already outlined adding over 8 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. War is always a boon to a sickly economy, and this one will be a holy crusade.

The writer of the article below wrote a frightening book about these apocalyptic Christians called:
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
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In June 2015, Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas congressman, headlined a “God and Country Rally” at Wichita’s Summit Church. “To worship our lord and celebrate our nation at the same place is not only our right, it is our duty,” he began. Pompeo’s speech was a mishmash of domestic culture war callouts and dark warnings about the danger of radical Islam. He cited an inflammatory prayer that a pastor named the Rev. Joe Wright once delivered before the Kansas State Legislature: “America had worshipped other Gods and called it multiculturalism. We’d endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.” He lamented government efforts to “rip faith from our schools” and then segued immediately into a discussion of the jihadi threat: “This evil is all around us.” Pompeo concluded by describing politics as “a never-ending struggle … until the rapture.
Donald Trump has appointed Pompeo to head the CIA; his confirmation hearings begin on Thursday [1/12/17 - rs]. If a normal Republican president had nominated a figure like this to head the country’s major foreign intelligence agency, there likely would have been a lot of attention paid to his apocalyptic religiosity and Manichaean worldview. Amid the fire hose of lunacy that is the Trump transition, however, Pompeo’s extremism has been overlooked. It’s worth pausing to appreciate the fact that America’s CIA will shortly be run by a man who appears to view American foreign policy as a vehicle for holy war.
Like Trump, Pompeo has been a fierce critic of efforts to rein in the CIA’s torture program and a champion of keeping Guantanamo Bay open. While in Congress, he was a frequent guest on the radio show of famously paranoid Frank Gaffney, a man disinvited from the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference after claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated its parent organization, the American Conservative Union. ...
There was a slide show pic of them walking openly down a street with her in this dress.
why so petty. Time has passed the truth has come out. Have you woken up yet?
 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
Woken up to exactly what? Please enlighten me ... soon, before I feel compelled to consign you to the spam bin.

I'm particularly fascinated about what you consider to be petty and why.
 
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Richard Stanley

Administrator
Maybe this is petty, but ever since Agent Orange came back from India he is showing the following feature in the standard 'wattle' position. Speculation is rampant that the trip to India (where they have inexpensive medicine) was for a surgical step in his Galli 'transition' process, but apparently the Indians misunderstood where he wanted his new parts. Or did they? The Galli, apparently associated with the gnostic Nazarene sect were supposed to be androgynously neutered. Now Agent Orange, aka Chief Squawattle, is truly a hermaphrodite, the new Sexiest Hu-Man in the World. So this was really an AntiGalli transition process.

And what's with this tie? Hermaphrodite? AC-DC?

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AntiGalli? Antichrist? NFW!!!! W!!!

How can the Antichrist be petty?
 
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Richard Stanley

Administrator
I guess my just prior post caused me to be remiss in commenting on Friday's earth shattering Appeals Court monarchist decision in Washington D.C..

If the Congress's request for an "en banc" review or the Supreme Court go along, we will become an effective monarchy, with Congress as no more than a rubber stamp. The only thing left will be for dictator Chief Squawattle I (see the about photo, and Google the meaning of 'squaw' if you need to) to terminate presidential elections, maybe using the Coronavirus as a pretext. Then using some stiff hair gel he can fashion his dyed thatch into an orange corona, but he'll probably opt for a gold crown (derived from 'corona') embossed with either Trump or Orange Julius.

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The even bigger story here is that the McGahn ruling essentially guts Congress's ability to conduct oversight of the executive branch, now and in the future. After the Mueller report came out, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed McGahn for his testimony. The White House, however, invoked a doctrine of "absolute immunity," claiming that it had the absolute right to instruct executive branch officials to simply ignore any congressional subpoena, anytime, for any reason.

A federal district court judge promptly gave the White House's absolute immunity claim the legal smackdown it deserved. The judge ruled that McGahn must comply with the subpoena, and dismissed the White House's argument as "a fiction" that gets the concept of constitutional separation of powers "exactly backwards." The judge noted, "Presidents are not kings. "

In overturning the district court judge, the Court of Appeals actually did not so much rule as cop out. The Court of Appeals did not even consider whether this notion of "absolute immunity" holds any legal legitimacy. Instead, the Court of Appeals whimpers that the case "asks us to settle a dispute that we have no authority to resolve," and huffs that the dispute is "unfit for judicial resolution." Translation: Congress and the White House, you can duke this out, and we'll just stay over here, out of harm's way. ...

I wonder what flavor these two judges are?
 
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Richard Stanley

Administrator
The Catholic black robed pot calling the kettle black?

"I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions," the Senate minority leader said.
Chief Justice Roberts slammed the Democrats' remarks, saying they were "dangerous" and "threatening" in his Wednesday statement.
Reacting to the Supreme Court Justice's letter, Joyce Vance tweeted: "Whether you think Schumer's comments were warranted or not, for Chief Justice Roberts to reprimand him, after permitting so much from Trump to go unacknowledged, will damage public faith in the neutrality of the Court he leads. This feels like a misstep."
Ted Boutrous, who has reportedly represented journalists in legal disputes over White House access, agreed with his fellow lawyer.
"The Chief Justice surely should have repudiated Trump's wholly unwarranted and improper attacks last week on Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor," he wrote on Twitter.
"To respond to Schumer but not Trump (an egregious recidivist) hurts the notion of judicial independence."

After hundres of years of Christian on Christian wars why did (fake) 'Protestant' England ever allow the Catholic colony of Mary-land in the first place? The answer is in the parentheses. 'The lords giveth with one hand and taketh with the other.' "White man speaks with forked tongue".
 

Seeker

Active Member
Looks like King Charles I proposed that Maryland be named in honor of his Roman Catholic wife, Henrietta Maria of France.
 

Richard Stanley

Administrator
Trump's re-election is looking more and more like the fix is in.
Yes, it is clear that Warren was just being used to keep Bernie from getting too far ahead. Apparently they've decided that it would be too obvious to keep her in the race. Biden can in many respects be seen as to the right of many old school Republicans, including Reagan.
 

Seeker

Active Member
Just using age as a criteria, Sanders is over a year older than Biden, even. President Trump is years younger than both of them, although in his seventies too, but the big difference of course is that he is the incumbent. In other words, he's already where Biden and Sanders want to be.
 
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Seeker

Active Member
Speaking of age, by the way, we had 78 year old Mike Bloomberg throwing away half a billion and then quitting the race, now what was THAT supposed to prove? That the Presidency cannot be "bought", Ha Ha! At least we know that the USA was not meant to be "No Country for Old Men (or Women)", going by the roster of Presidential candidates this year.
 
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