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  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 1 hour ago
    Quote zapdam.:

    One paragraph that explains just how bad Trumpworld’s legal trouble has gottenAn increasing number of Trump’s closest associates are under serious investigation by the FBI. Some have already pleaded guilty.

    • Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is under investigation by New York prosecutors and federal officials regarding the Kushners’ ownership of a costly skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
    • Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has been indicted on money laundering and conspiracy charges stemming from his work in Ukraine.
    • Michael Flynn, the president’s onetime national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI about conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak a year earlier.
    • Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates and former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have both pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
    • Then there’s Cohen — who, according to the Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Tom Hamburger, is “under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.” Those charges may have arisen from Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

    If Putin's goal was to elect Trump why would he underwrite Thom's show?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Picture_with_Thom_Hartmann

    Why would Russian intelligence collude with the Clinton campaign to spread dirt on Trump?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump%E2%80%93Russia_dossier

    Why would Russian oligarchs put hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Clintons personal bank account for a speech? Why, when in Russian, would Bill Clinton have a private meeting with Putin?

    http://www.newsweek.com/clinton-russia-uranium-deal-689321

    http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/apr/26/peter-schweizer/fact-checking-clinton-cash-author-claim-about-bill/

    Why would the Russian troll farm create a FB event protesting the Trump election?

    http://thehill.com/policy/technology/358025-thousands-attended-protest-organized-by-russians-on-facebook

    When you go beyond the progressive media bubble that only discusses facts that support their narrative while ignoring those that conflict with it, you see the truth.

  • Should we Decriminalize Physician Assisted Suicide   2 weeks 7 hours ago

    It's insane to think that endless suffering is what God requires,and that a quick,humane end to that suffering is wrong.

    Humans are a primitive species with limited
    understanding.
    So we punish the humane and reward the insane.

    Love is the answer to every question .
    What would love do now ....

  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 18 hours ago

    Americans remain the stupidest F******* electorate on the face of the planet. You'd think after Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W Bush , Americans would have said NO MORE, but nope they doubled down on an idiot Donald Trump the idiot savant.

  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 18 hours ago

    Bannon told Wolff that Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Bannon also said that the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia is particularly dangerous to the Trump clan because it focuses on more than just that allegation. He noted that Trump Jr. and Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and White House adviser, were the targets of a money-laundering probe.

    “You realize where this is going,” Bannon said. “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through [former Trump campaign manager] Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Jared Kushner. It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 18 hours ago

    One paragraph that explains just how bad Trumpworld’s legal trouble has gottenAn increasing number of Trump’s closest associates are under serious investigation by the FBI. Some have already pleaded guilty.

    • Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is under investigation by New York prosecutors and federal officials regarding the Kushners’ ownership of a costly skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
    • Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has been indicted on money laundering and conspiracy charges stemming from his work in Ukraine.
    • Michael Flynn, the president’s onetime national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI about conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak a year earlier.
    • Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates and former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have both pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
    • Then there’s Cohen — who, according to the Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Tom Hamburger, is “under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.” Those charges may have arisen from Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 18 hours ago

    Quote Kilosqrd " I've been away for a while." Well Kilo as far as I'm concerned you haven't been missed. Your asinine comment " have found NOTHING. Let me say again...NOTHING." Is just a Fuc*****LIE. BUT hey you're a right wing CULT MEMBER , I might as talk to a F****** door knob. People like you can't be touched, your mind is so poisoned its broken. So do me a favor don't comment on anything I post because I think you're either a radical right wing kook not worth the powder to blow you to hell or a paid malcontent that would say or do anything for money. Kilo, take a hike.

  • Trump? An "innocent" man? Hah! And BILLY JOEL? Rolling in the floor LAUGHING!   2 weeks 23 hours ago

    Thom I've been a big fan of your's since 2004 and Brunch with Bernie who I got to know because of you. I even called you my Drummer.

    But, with your circular firing of callers who want the dems to stand for something other than against Trump and who blame dems for doing nothing and learning nothing from their losses in 2010, 2014, 2016, I don't know I want to continue listening to you. I know that is my right but you are turning away democrats, independents, Greens who have admired you for years. We should discuss what is wrong with dem party, everyone else is. It is right there in their faces and they ignore it. Are you among them, the neocons who want the status quo and sending a few crumbs to we the people.

    Very disappointing as I agree with so much of what I have learned from you.

  • Chat room   2 weeks 23 hours ago

    Thom I've been a big fan of your's since 2004 and Brunch with Bernie who I got to know because of you. I even called you my Drummer.

    But, with your circular firing of callers who want the dems to stand for something other than against Trump and who blame dems for doing nothing and learning nothing from their losses in 2010, 2014, 2016, I don't know I want to continue listening to you. I know that is my right but you are turning away democrats, independents, Greens who have admired you for years. We should discuss what is wrong with dem party, everyone else is. It is right there in their faces and they ignore it. Are you among them, the neocons who want the status quo and sending a few crumbs to we the people.

    Very disappointing as I agree with so much of what I have learned from you.

  • Israel "ueber alles" ...   2 weeks 1 day ago
    Quote rs allen:

    War is good business.

    Yes, rs allen, and it will continue to be not just good but great business until or unless the dumass u.S. public gets some smarts. Every dead child means money in the bank for these big business ghouls.

    Below is a Google translation of a Spanish language essay written just after Trump's triumph. Just as true - perhaps ever truer - now as then (click on the link for the original Spanish version). I especially call attention to the last small prophetic paragraph that I've highlighted:

    https://www.nssoaxaca.com/2016/11/11/israel-en-la-casa-blanca/

    [QUOTE]

    Israel in the White House

    November 11, 2016 Ramón Alberto Garza Ramón Alberto Garza

    If someone asked me to write a headline summarizing what happened on November 8 in the United States, mine would be: "The State of Israel is installed in the White House."

    There are many who will say that it may be an exaggeration, but the facts suggest that the surprise victory of Donald Trump is no stranger to the support that powerful members of the State of Israel gave to the real estate mogul.

    It is no secret to anyone that for some years now, the Israelis were uncomfortable with the relationship they had with President Barack Obama and his adviser Bill Clinton, on the sensitive issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Some of the most powerful interests of the international Jewish community demanded a stronger position on the dispute, not only with the Palestinians, but with Hammas and the threatening ISIS.

    But those Israeli leaders did not find the answer they expected in the Democrats. They felt lukewarm in the face of the demands and threats of Muslims and their radical terrorist arm.

    That is why a powerful triumvirate that impelled the republican was drawn behind Trump's candidacy.

    All under the promise that the tycoon would put a "here" to the threats, and would enforce a final solution to the ancestral conflict.

    This is how Sheldon Adelson, the richest man in the United States, owner of The Venetian and Sands casinos appeared. In addition to the multi-billion dollar investments in China and Singapore, Adelson also has strong interests in Israeli media.

    He was joined by Rupert Murdoch, the global media mogul, who in addition to his capital, put on the table the influential Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

    And with them, side by side, the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, his ally in the search that seemed impossible: to turn Trump into president of the United States to accelerate a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    It is not gratuitous for Netanyahu to become the first head of state to declare that "President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region."

    That's why we saw a Trump insistently accusing Obama and the Clintons of being the creators of ISIS.

    Because the interests of the so-called North American establishment ended up caught between the capitals of the influential Jewish community and the oil, but also financial, interests of the Arabs.

    With the arrival of Trump to the White House, friends of the Israeli community - like Adelson, Murdoch and Netanyahu - asserted their definitive and crucial support to make the impossible turn into a surprising reality.

    From that perspective, imagine the days of thunder that are coming. The wall and the Mexicans could be forgotten.

    Indigo Report

    [UNQUOTE]

    OK, here a report from within Israel itself by a brave Israeli dissenter, Uri Avnery:

    Uri Avnery's Column

    [QUOTE]

    Who is the vassal?

    12/05/18

    "IF YOU want to understand the policy of a nation, look at the map!" Napoleon is supposed to have said.

    It is good advice.

    If you are living in Israel, these days, you get the impression that the huge State of Israel is dictating to its American vassal what to do about Iran.

    President Donald Trump listens and complies. Bibi the Great tells him to tear up the Iranian deal for no obvious reason, and he obeys. He has no choice, poor man.

    But then you look at the map, and to your great surprise you discover that the USA is a huge country, while Israel is a mere speck, so small that its name has to be written outside its borders, in the sea.

    So what is wrong? Geography, of course, is not the only factor. Israel has some millions of faithful adherents, who are American citizens and have a lot of money. But still.

    Can it be that we got the picture wrong? That Trump is not the vassal of Netanyahu, that it's the other way round? That Trump dictates, and Bibi, for all his bluster, just obeys?

    IT WOULD not be the first time. In ancient times, the leaders of the Jewish commonwealth in Palestine tried very hard to please the imperator in Rome. Nero, for example, the man who enjoyed setting fire to his own city, and to the world, while playing the flute, or whatever.

    Donald Trump is the present-day Nero, the imperator of the New Rome.

    Trump's main object in life is to get out of the Iran deal, "the worst deal ever". Why? I have listened intently and have discerned no other reason than that the deal was forged by his hated predecessor, Barack Obama.

    What other reason was there for annulling the deal? I have heard none. The deal stopped Iran from proceeding with the building of a nuclear weapon. All experts, without exception (even in Israel) confirm that Iran has scrupulously adhered to its commitment.

    Indeed, the entire world outside the US (and Israel, of course) has now decided to go on with the deal. Germany, France and Britain, three not quite insignificant powers, believe that the deal has to be maintained. So do Russia and China, no tiny countries, either.

    Except Israel. Ah, Israel.

    MOST PEOPLE in Israel now believe that Binyamin Netanyahu, Bibi the Great, is really leading Trump on a leash. Bibi has such a magical hold over Trump, that the American president has to follow Israel's lead.

    Bibi is obsessed with Iran. He wakes up in the morning with Iran and goes to sleep with Iran.

    Nobody seems to ask: Why, for God's sake?

    Going back to Napoleon's map: there seems to be no clash of interests between the countries of Iran and Israel. No common border. No territories of one that the other desires. Also, no natural resources of one that the other would like to get its hands on.

    Proof: not so long ago, well within my lifetime, Iran was Israel's closest ally (except our American vassal, of course). Iran was governed by the Shah, with his beautiful uniform and his beautiful wife (please indulge me for once, dear feminists).

    Israel and Iran went to steal chickens together, as we say. The Iranians helped us to infiltrate agents into the Kurdish region of Iraq, in order to make trouble for the Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Later, we supported Iran in its war against Iraq, started by the same Hussein.

    In one of the greatest scandals of its time, the so-called Iran-Contra affair, Israel transferred American arms to Iran. (Iran paid for them, and the Americans used the money to illegally finance the "Contra'" war against the leftist government in Nicaragua. My friend Amiram Nir, a journalist turned government security advisor, personally delivered the arms to Tehran. (His US counterpart, Oliver North, has just been appointed to head the powerful American Rifle Association.)

    Enough amusing anecdotes. There is no basic antagonism, dictated by geography, between our two nations. So what is it?

    Well, there is ideology. The present rulers of Iran are extreme Shia Islamists. They want to become the overlords of the Arab Muslim world. The Arabs hate Israel, mainly because of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. So the Iranians pretend to be the great enemy of the "Little Satan" (their rather insulting appellation of Israel, to distinguish it from the Great Satan, the USA).

    Frankly, I think that the rulers of Iran don't give a damn about Israel, except as an useful instrument. The hatred of Israel is a weapon in the battle with the Sunni Arab world, led by the hyper-active Saudi Crown Prince.

    (The conflict between Sunni and Shia goes back almost to the times of the Prophet, more than 15 centuries ago.)

    SO WHY is Bibi obsessed with Iran, to such an extent that he commands his American vassal to drive towards World War III?

    Depends how cynical you are.

    If you are very cynical, you might well say that both Trump and Bibi are up to their respective necks in criminal investigations. With a bit of luck, both might end up in prison.

    What better way to divert the attention of their subjects than a little war? It is a precept that has been tried out since the beginning of the world, and it almost never fails. Who will worry about trifles like Trump's porno stars or Bibi's gifts from (American) billionaires, when the lives of our boys are at stake?

    The US is still far from war with Iran but we are not. Perhaps we are already in it, without believing it.

    These days – or should I say, these nights – our brave boys fly over Syria and bomb Iranian army installations there. Until this minute, the Iranians have not reacted, except for a feeble attempt that was quickly answered by a massive Israeli air strike.

    Why are Iranians there in the first place? It is a part of their objective to create an Iranian sphere of influence extending from Iran proper to the Mediterranean Sea. In Iraq, which has a large Shia population, they are already dominant. With the help of Russia, they are now almost dominant in Syria. In Lebanon their close allies, the Shia Hizbollah movement, controls a large part of the country and has just won the elections.

    THE US does not like this at all. True, Trump has decided to withdraw from the Middle East (costs too much money), but he does not want the void to be filled by Vladimir Putin. Not at all. So he sends his boys back, and tells Israel to make the life of the Iranians in Syria hell.

    It is playing with fire (for us). Until now, the Iranians have limited their reaction to our nightly bombing of their forces to the utterance of dire threats and the ineffectual response this week. But for how much longer?

    Iran is a wise country. Whatever the bluster of the present regime, it does exercise a lot of restraint. It remembers that quite recently (just about 2500 years ago) it was a world power. It can wait. It does not satisfy Trump's expectations. After all, how long does the USA exist?

    So we bomb. So they react with threats. So Trump is happy.

    AND THE Israeli public?

    One may wonder: is there such a thing?

    Some local commentators are already asking: have Israeli citizens turned into mere subjects?

    Israel is obviously on the path to war. The nightly bombing of Iranian forces is an insult to their national pride. In our region, national pride plays a large role. Our army has told the population in the north of the country to open the air-raid shelters and prepare them for use. Large anti-aircraft forces have been moved to the Syrian frontier.

    And the Israelis? They shrug their shoulders. They know that Bibi is a showman of genius. Just now he has held the country and the world in thrall with a superb TV demonstration, in which he revealed a wealth of information about Iran's nuclear activities. The brave boys and girls of the Mossad stole this trove in Teheran and brought it to Israel, risking their lives.

    Wonderful. Except that it turned out that this trove consists of obsolete documents from before the deal, which show what everybody already knew: that Iran wanted to emulate Israel and produce its own nuclear bomb. It was to prevent this that the nuclear deal was initiated in the first place.

    But what showmanship! What a stage set! What wonderful (American) English! What perfect coordination with Trump's decision to scuttle the deal! Can it be that the entire show was ordered by Trump?

    Some Israeli commentators pointed all this out. But there is no real opposition to Bibi in the Knesset, the popular press or on TV.

    The vast majority of the people in Israel – and everywhere else - stand at attention when the word "security" is mentioned. OK, Bibi may be a tiny bit corrupt, he may have taken some bribes here and there, but he is our commander-in-chief! He is sending our boys into battle! So hail to the Chief!

    Hail Bibi!

    [UNQUOTE]

  • YES there was MASSIVE COLLUSION   2 weeks 1 day ago

    I've been away for a while. Listen up Zap. Bob Mueller and his team of HRC supporters have been on the job/case for over a year and have found NOTHING. Let me say again...NOTHING.

    K2

  • Israel "ueber alles" ...   2 weeks 1 day ago

    As always follow the money. War is good business.

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/conflicts-of-interest-drive-wars-from-...

  • Israel "ueber alles" ...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Thank you, zapdam, for your fine comment. I've just finished reading today's Counter Punch essays. Here're the last few words from one of them. If you have time you - and perhaps others - might like to read more of this particular essay as well as others. I read Coetzee's chilling novel "Waiting for the Barbarians" years ago but never imagined it would apply to today's u.S.

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/10/jm-coetzee-on-torture-and-empire/

    [QUOTE]

    MAY 10, 2018

    JM Coetzee on Torture and Empire

    by CHARLES PIERSON

    Today’s barbarians include President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and, soon perhaps, Gina Haspel as CIA Director. All are devoted to torture and war. The barbarians don’t have to get past America’s defenses; they are here already.

    [UNQUOTE]

    For what it might be worth, my original post highlighted a prescient Jan 3 quote that is just as relevant, just as topical, today as then. It seems not to have been heeded or taken seriously by the world's pseudo leaders.

    This recent essay provides information not widely available. It's long, detailed but more than worth your time. I've quoted just a snippet:

    http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/did-trump-scrap-the-nukes-deal-to-pay-back-his-pro-israel-campaign-donors/

    Did Trump Scrap the Nuke's Deal to Pay Back His Pro-Israel Campaign Donors?

    MIKE WHITNEY • MAY 10, 2018

    [QUOTE]

    That’s fine, but on whose behalf did Trump make those promises, that’s what we want to know? The American people don’t benefit from a broken “nukes” agreement nor does Trump’s base nor do the frustrated allies nor does the international community. No one benefits. No one except Israel, that is.

    [UNQUOTE]

    "Ïf I had a hammer..." Ïf I had a bell..."

  • Israel "ueber alles" ...   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Alberto Ceras 2 EXCELLENT POST my friend.IRAN quite rightfully should be enraged by Trump imposing sanctions again. Sanctions cripple the economy of any nations ,something the capitalistic Americans wouldn't tolerate for one second. Trump also threatened the economic health if any nation that doesn't follow his decree against Iran. Hopefully European nations, China and Russia will tell Trump to go TAKE A HIKE....... Can you imagine the gall of the Americans dictating to sovereign nations what they can and can't have in defense of their countries, when the US is the only nuclear nation in history to covertly aid and abet Israel's secret nuclear weapons program, a program they yearly his from the worlds nuclear inspectors...... . Threatening IRANS 80 million residents with nuclear weapons, is just finishing the total destruction and contamination of the middle east by the Americans . Half of Iraq is already covered in a thin layer of radioactive dust from Americas deliberate use of DU weaponry . For yous who don't know what DU stands for , its depleted Uranium, used in American munitions and it has a half life radioactively of 5 billion years. This fine DU dust has contaminated water, crops and living space with radioactive fissile material, resulting in grotesque deformities in new born children and soaring cancer rates amongst the general population......... An unstable Donald Trump has surrounded himself with war mongering chickenhawks like Michael Bolton who like George W Bush Dick Cheney and the right wing mouth piece Rush Limbaugh NEVER ONCE put on a UNIFORM in defense of the United States.I'm always amazed that these stupid American voters will allow themselves to led to war by chickenhawk right righters who did everything they could to avoid combat........... Its interesting Netanyahu just the other day falsely accused Iran of breaking the agreement and building a bomb and lying to the nuclear inspectors , something Israel successfully did for years and now they have an estimated 400 nuclear war heads and something Iran has not and did not...........Amazing what happens when you give a chickenhawk a lot of authority. Perhaps they're trying to make up for their own personal cowardice by thinking if the PLAY General somehow that'll make up for their personal gutlessness..............

  • Israel "ueber alles" ...   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Oh, well...Ho hum...

    The first few paragraphs from one of today's CounterPunch essays:

    [QUOTE]

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/09/the-u-s-just-declared-war-on-iran/

    MAY 9, 2018

    The U.S. Just Declared War on Iran

    by JAN OBERG FacebookTwitterGoogle+RedditEmail

    Against all common sense, moral considerations and international law, U.S. President Donald Trump tonight decided to place the United States outside the international so-called community and isolate itself, not Iran.

    He withdrew the United States from what is one of the most important negotiated peace-oriented agreements that have ever been signed: the one that prevents Iran (if it has ever wanted to) from acquiring nuclear weapons: The Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, JCPOA, of July 2015 – all about this agreement and its text here).

    Noteworthy is that the nuclear deal is incorporated into international law by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, even though the U.S. already at that point stated – as an exceptionalist state – that it did not consider the deal binding for it.

    With the exception of Germany, the deal was negotiated – cynically, of course – by countries which have themselves thousands of nuclear weapons.

    It never mentioned the only state in the region that possesses them, against international law in the form of UN resolutions and, additionally, has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). That state is Israel whose nuclear weapons Western politicians and their loyal, politically correct media omit mention of – as systematically and uniformly as if orchestrated by an invisible hand from above.

    [UNQUOTE]

    -------You might want to read all of it.

    And Saudi Arabia is a leading member of the "coalition" against Iran, a coalition orchestrated by Israel. This is the same Saudi land that bankrolled the 9/11 attack (never mind the phony 28 pages that Obama "released") and that has systematically killed thousands of Yemeni civilians (with considerable help from u.S. supplied munitions including, so I've read, banned cluster bombs).

    Ah, well. It's all Stormy.

  • Progressive Political Consultants   2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Gold mining and the environment   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

    - slope

  • Postal Service   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Where I live in RURAL AMERICA the United States Postal Service does not deliver mail to my house or street address. While I know full well how Congress is doing everything it can to destroy the United States Postal Service, the United States Postal Service simply does not provide me with the same service those Americans who receive delivery to their physical address receive. Making purchases on the Internet is a nightmare because while UPS and FedEx will deliver to my physical address, the USPS will not. Because of my isolation from the commercial world, I use Amazon frequently for shopping. Thanks to Jeff Bezos's greed, I cannot choose my shipping carrier when using Amazon; therefore, I have to always ship to the USPS local contract post office where this year the cost of this service for a Post Office Box is $120 for 12 months. Let me repeat, I pay to receive mail through the USPS. The way I see it, neither the USPS, the US Congress, nor presidential administrations have any intention of providing me with postal delivery as I think was Benjamin Franklin's vision for postal service in the United States. I have made many calls through Amazon customer service who have directedly called the USPS in the nearby town where USPS routes all my mail. The postal employees at that postal center have always refused to reroute packages to my PO Box when I had attempted to ship to my street address in hopes that UPS or FedEx would deliver my Amazon package. Their refusal to reroute the package instead of refusing that package and returning it to Amazon is just further evidence for me that the USPS has no interest in providing service to the American public.

  • Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Hopefully they will be at peace some day.

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  • Progressive Political Consultants   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Speaking of Coates, he comes up with another muddled view:

    Excerpts: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ta-nehisi-coatess-racist-hackery/

    Isn’t it possible to write criticism of a hip-hop artist’s political choices without accusing him of acting white? More to the point — and this really is the point — by what right does Ta-Nehisi Coates declare that everything he hates about the world is the fault of white people at liberty to act white?

    I don’t like Donald Trump either, but nobody accuses me of being anti-white because of that? By what right does Ta-Nehisi Coates judge Kanye West’s political views “unlettered,” much less anti-black?

    Does Coates really believe that to be white is to be inherently evil? And that to be authentically black is to sign up to the social and cultural politics of the contemporary left. Kanye West decides that he likes Donald Trump — a decision that puts him at odds with tens of millions of anti-Trump whites, by the way — and now Coates blames him for, well, look:

    "It is the young people among the despised classes of America who will pay a price for this—the children parted from their parents at the border, the women warring to control the reproductive organs of their own bodies, the transgender soldier fighting for his job, the students who dare not return home for fear of a “travel ban,” which West is free to have never heard of."

    This is weapons-grade stupidity. It would appear from this piece that the only thing Ta-Nehisi Coates takes more seriously than black celebrity is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The problem with Coates is not that he overreacted to Kanye West’s craziness. Kanye West has been a hot mess for a long time. The problem is that Coates reflexively racializes everything. He used to be somebody good, Ta-Nehisi Coates — good in the sense that he was a sensitive writer who thought and said interesting things. Then racial anxiety wasted his mind. Now he makes millions by catering to the racial anxieties of guilty white liberals like Jeffrey Goldberg.

  • Inspection- There is NO Such Thing as 'Fake News'   2 weeks 5 days ago

    What an interesting opinion as for me. Well, I think, that such problem is just because of so many thoughts, as every person thinks in his or her own way, that is why some people see only fake, when others believe. I think we won't stop that way of thinking as all of us are not the same. Well, I am writer at custom coursework writing service and two authors can write different essays on the same theme, and exactly and absolutely different. Why? Because our thoughts are not the same. That is the same question like what was first - chicken or egg?

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  • Inspection- There is NO Such Thing as ‘Fake News’   2 weeks 6 days ago

    This is an interesting point of view. I was actually looking for an outstanding topic to cover in my next essay from writingbee.com and I think this might be the perfect one :) thank you for posting!

  • Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?   2 weeks 6 days ago
  • Forensic Files : Munchausen Syndrome: Tanya Reid of Texas/Iowa   3 weeks 3 hours ago

    I completely agree. I don't know when she got out but she has a facebook page and people telling her she is beautiful? I don't see it. She is a mental patient and should either be in prison or an insane asylum. 62 years sure goes by faster than it used to. She can't have kids but what if she babysits for someone who doesn't watch Forensic Files? I can't believe this happened in Texas of all places. California, yes but TEXAS?

  • Libertarians Flirts with Sex Slavery as "solution" to Incel Violence   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Karen, you must not have bothered to listen to the interview. You've got it all wrong.

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