Commenter Profile

Election Impressions

December 16, 2016 7:27 pm
John Kirby looking ridiculous again: * In other news, the takfiri pyschos just used a 7-year old girl as a suicide bomber. Gruesome photos. Is there any limit to their evil?
December 16, 2016 7:26 pm In other news, the takfiri pyschos just used a 7-year old girl as a suicide bomber. Gruesome photos. Is there any limit to their evil?
December 11, 2016 4:46 pm
Great title. A little long-winded. The Russia stuff is mostly toward the end:
December 15, 2016 4:51 pm
Glad to be useful. (Lord knows I could do more of that.) I have not been a fan of Jill Stein's recount efforts, for reasons we've already discussed a little, but that doesn't mean I don't think there are plenty of problems with our voting systems.
Team Hillary, which was supportive of Jill Stein's recount efforts, should be careful what they wish for.  New data from Michigan's State Elections Director Chris Thomas, reveals that voting machines in 37% of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they had of actual voters showing up at the polls.  The scale of the "voting irregularities" has prompted an automatic vote audit by the Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson.
That's pretty blatant.  
December 11, 2016 7:21 pm
Hey there's nobody around at the moment who would understand why this is so funny. Here's some fake (archival) news from AP I just stumbled across. Look at the caption. Can really trust these people for middle eastern coverage:
December 13, 2016 11:47 pm
Speaking of which, Moon of Alabama has a good post today: What will it take for the MSM to report on Syria honestly and accurately? Whatever it is, we haven't see it yet.
December 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Tulsi Gabbard is looking more and more promising, but she has plenty of time to disappoint everyone. They really don't like her on Crooks & Liars, it seems. (Is the cartoon at the top of the page supposed to be Nixon? I've run into Baby Boomers who still think taking swipes at Nixon is edgy. It's 2016.) Check out the comments, especially. I don't necessarily disagree with some of the criticism directed at what Gabbard is saying, but I think it's much ado about nothing. I think the real issue is that they don't like her independence, or that she speaks as much of the truth as she does.
December 13, 2016 11:25 pm
This is kind of obvious, but one thing that strikes about the fake news hysteria is that in the past couple years a lot of the alternative media I've been taking in has been focused specifically on taking apart the official account presented in the MSM. Alternative media often plays the role of a foil to the MSM. Moon of Alabama, various Twitter feeds (Partisan Girl's, for example), often quite good "fringe conspiracy sites" like Memory Hole Blog or Crimes of Empire, and so on, all have presented damning evidence and analysis contradicting the narratives pushed by the MSM. A notable example in the last year has been the extensive unmasking of the White Helmets. In the mid-90s, it might have taken a decade or so to find out about some propaganda op from years before, if I was lucky enough to read the right issue of Covert Action Quarterly. Now, there will often be multiple critiques debunking a mainstream account, within 24 hours, if not within an hour. When the Odessa Massacre occurred in the Ukraine a couple years back, mainstream accounts could be compared with extensive raw footage which was available right away. (Indeed, I think some of it was actually live-streamed.)
December 11, 2016 7:35 pm
(Not in the video but on the page on youtube.)
December 12, 2016 7:08 pm
I'm having trouble getting a handle on this legislation. Could it really be as bad as it sounds? I don't see how it could survive a first amendment challenge.
December 11, 2016 5:21 pm
As far as Trump's reliance on generals for cabinet positions, Xymphora commented that the military might be the only place to find high level figures in the government who aren't under Zionist sway. Not sure about that, but it's an interesting slant. Also, given some of the wild talk about what could be done about a Trump presidency, it probably makes sense for him to ingratiate himself with the military.
December 12, 2016 1:41 am
Did some Turkish ultra-nationalist infiltrate AP: "well, it's really just Turkish music with a slight twist, you know." (I love Fairouz and plenty of other Lebanese and Syrian music, but I am a committed Oum Kalthoum man.)
December 11, 2016 4:40 pm
I know. I find myself agreeing with Fox News anchors more often these days (at least when I end up with a link to something on Fox--I don't actually watch it as a normal thing).
December 12, 2016 1:39 am
Names to remember:
December 11, 2016 4:09 pm
Good Alternet piece, though it kind of goes off on a tangent at the end: It picks things up from the Ukrainian angle. For instance the PropOrNot Twitter account actually tweeted the old Ukrainian Nazi slogan (which has been common since the 2014 coup if it wasn't already in continuous circulation): Heroiam Slava!! ("Glory to the Heroes!!"). It also makes a conncetion to the repression and killing of journalists in post-coup Ukraine:
Ukraine’s journalist blacklist website—operated by Ukrainian hackers working with state intelligence—led to a rash of death threats against the doxxed journalists, whose email addresses, phone numbers and other private information was posted anonymously to the website. Many of these threats came with the wartime Ukrainian fascist salute: “Slava Ukraini!” [Glory to Ukraine!] So when PropOrNot’s anonymous “researchers” reveal only their Ukrainian(s) identity, it’s hard not to think about the spy-linked hackers who posted the deadly “Myrotvorets” blacklist of “treasonous” journalists.