Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Trump's Ukraine call defense, Sanders' heart health   

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Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR's Tamara Keith join William Brangham to discuss the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's actions related to Ukraine, whether the controversy hurts former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign, plus the political fallout of the news that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack.
          

Bude prezidentem USA socialistický samorost Sanders? Revoluce musí pokračovat, říká obdivovatel SSSR    

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Už v prezidentské volební kampani 2016 se nezávislý senátor z Vermontu Bernie Sanders stal miláčkem silně levicového křídla v rámci americké Demokratické strany a vlastně i celosvětovou ikonou hnutí, které by ve skutečnosti chtělo odstranit kapitalismus. O vstup do Bílého domu se uchází i letos a tentokrát už se zařadil mezi horké favority na demokratickou prezidentskou nominaci. Jenže je otázka, zda a jak bude pokračovat v kampani po té, co osmasedmdesátiletého Sanderse na začátku října 2019 postihl infarkt.
          

Simon and Jackie Go Crazy   

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So, I visited Montreal Simon to read his latest post, which was a condemnation of the Scheer Conservatives and their fans who are bringing USA-Repugnican style hatred and violent rhetoric up here. It started off well with a picture of some sub-literate right-wing moron holding up this ridiculous (and frightening) hand-made sign:


I've said on numerous occasions that stupid people must have the same right to vote as non-stupid people. But there needs to be gatekeepers to prevent the rise of stupid ideas and rage-fueled political movements from having any prominence greater than the level of three city blocks. Alas, for reasons of selfish cynicism our media and corporate elites see fit to pander to these cretins and stir them up. As well (whose kidding who?) from their own behaviour and the words that flow from their mouths, pens, pencils, keyboards, many among our elites aren't all that intelligent either.

Montreal Simon goes from trashing right-wing assholes calling for Trudeau to be "hung" (or run over by a truck) for taxing them, for verbally acknowledging global warming, for admitting Syrian refugees, for marching in PRIDE parades, and etc., ... where was I? .... Oh yeah, ... Simon goes from condemning those assholes to conflating them with progressives who yell at him for buying the TMX pipeline (so as to bail-out the Bay Street parasites who invested in that bitumen project) and praises Trudeau for asking his supporters (booing the guy) for tolerance as he lets his security drag the man away.

Immediately afterwards Simon mentions a guy who threw an egg at Trudeau during a climate march in Montreal, but it's unclear from the Global News video what that guy's agenda was. Personally, I've never gotten too incensed about ordinary people throwing pies (or, now, eggs) in the faces of politicians.

"What if that pie/egg had been a gun or a bomb or a knife?!?"

Yeah. But you're missing the important point that it wasn't a gun or a bomb or a knife. It was a cream-pie/egg. You could just as well shriek that the hand of someone extended for a handshake could have been a gun. But it wasn't. The person sticking their hand out to a passing politician just wants a handshake. Just as the person with the pie wants to make a statement and not kill anybody.


Simon then starts his spiel about how Justin Trudeau is the most activist politician fighting climate change EVAH!!!! because of his carbon tax and his investments in renewable energy industries. But, if Simon were honest (or not honestly ignorant) he would know that this is mere tinkering and that it is all cancelled-out by his continuing to develop the Tar Sands. Which is par for the course for a liberal politician. They're the masters n' mistresses of using empty words to gull their deluded followers. They "feel your pain." They "want to see all people rise to their full potential." They "don't want to see anyone left behind." They say the things we want to hear in order to get elected and continue to say those things as they enact policies that contradict their flowery words.

The end result of political cowardice and deliberate deceit by politicians like Justin Trudeau is going to be the extinction of most of the earth's life-forms. It will AT LEAST mean the deaths of tens of millions of people. Given this, it was justified for that protester to yell at Trudeau for his sickening devotion to the TMX pipeline. And it is the height of stupidity to conflate environmentalists with legitimate grievances with Islamophobic, racist, right-wing homophobic shit-heads threatening all their adversaries with murder. (Notice how that protester at the Liberal rally stayed right where he was and didn't make a step towards Trudeau.)

And, of course, the first "commentor" was Simon's in-all-but-name co-blogger "Jackie Blue." I haven't (and won't) read her entire densely-packed, extended comment. But she basically says that leftist "shit-disturbers" are as big a threat (to "rational centrists") as right-wingers. Now, given the evidence from Simon's own post, anyone not an idiot can see that isn't true. She then goes on to whine about the progressives who didn't vote for mass-murderess, corrupt scumbag Hillary Clinton. Because "Jackie Blue" continues with the bullshit story that she's a US-American and she continues with the bullshit belief that Hillary Clinton wasn't a murdering scumbag.

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War you stupid fuck! She voted for a war based on obvious stupid lies. The war she voted for has KILLED ONE MILLION IRAQIS and maimed and traumatized millions more. And that's only one of her colossal "mistakes" that she made while servicing the oligarchy and becoming a multi-millionaire herself. And it was Hillary's own sense of entitlement that led her to rig the Democratic primary to defeat Bernie Sanders and thereby bring on the presidency of Donald Trump. Hillary gave us Trump you imbecile!

As a species, we have to do the hard work of overthrowing his rotten, inhuman, ecocidal system. And the longer that (mostly decent-minded) people like Montreal Simon pledge hysterical allegiance to hucksters like Liberals, the longer (and perhaps TOO LATE) will it take to start that job in earnest.


(I'll end by saying that I probably won't be voting. My riding is a contest between the Libs and the Cons. And, from reading this article, I'm pretty much deflated about my choices anyway.)

          

Jane Mayer is a hack   

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Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "First Family Material?"

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Once upon a time, Jane Mayer was a respected journalist.  With Jill Abramson, she'd reported the truth about Clarence Thomas.  Then, during the Bully Boy Bush era, she reported on torture. 

Since?

That's when she becomes a hack.

Her most significant 'contribution' during Barack Obama's two terms as president?  A NEW YORKER piece trashing Christians. 

Wow, Jane, what a wonder you are.

More recently?  She ripped apart women who accused Al Franken of inappropriate behaivor.

That's right, she's become the female David Brock.

Her latest garbage?

An article insisting Joe Biden is innocent and anyone who says otherwise is a conspiracy theorist.

She's such f**king liar.  Jill's already destroyed her reputation (stealing other people's paragraphs and calling it your own writing will harm your reputation).  Now we've got Jane.

What most of us are accusing Joe Biden of is allowing his brother James and his son Hunter to grift on his name.

Guess what?  No matter how Jane dismisses it, that's serious and it happened.

That's corruption.  While he was Vice President, his family sold access to him to make a profit.

That's corruption.

Jane Mayer is a hack.  No one should confuse her with a reporter.  Somewhere around 2006, she stopped reporting.  She's an embarrassment.


"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):

Monday, October 7, 2019.  It's a snapshot that mentions Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Gore Vidal, Iraqi protesters, Hunter Biden and the supreme idiot Alyssa Milano.


Let's start with the race in the US for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.  And let's start with one of the country's biggest losers, Alyssa Milano.

She was a child actress, she was not a child star.  No studio came rushing to her saying, "Let's build a film around you!!!"  Not even a movie about a child who ends up in an adult body.  Drew Barrymore was a child star.  Movies were built around her.  As a young adult, both Drew and Alyssa starred in films about Amy Fisher.  Drew did a wonderful job portraying Amy and Alyssa played Alyssa before the cameras but they called her "Amy Fisher."

As an adult, Alyssa got by on her boobs.  That's all she had to offer.  She never took to the time to study acting and she still gives the sort of 'performance' you'd expect from a child actress.  She can recite lines very well, she just can't create a character.

She's latched on to #MeToo -- though she didn't create it.  Rose McGowen has rightly called her out as fake ass.  We have called her that too.  Yes, Ileana Douglas is a friend of mine and, yes, Martin Scorsese had told me years ago about what Leslie Moonves did to Ileana.  So, yes, I had a reason to defend her (and I noted all of that when I noted it here).  What's Alyssa's reason for not standing with Ileana?  Oh, that's right, she wanted Leslie to greenlight a TV show for her.

The whore stayed silent -- while preening and posing as brave and pretending to lead on MeToo -- because she wanted a TV show.

So the whore needs to shut up.  She won't though.

She has no career and that's all the more pathetic when you grasp that she's married to a William Morris agent who uses the agency to get her jobs.  So these pathetic jobs she's had in the last few years?  From using the agency.  Clients who aren't working and aren't married to a William Morris agent should register that she's getting jobs while they aren't.

She can't act.  She thinks doing what she did as a child qualifies as acting.  She's a stupid hick who's gotten by on her breasts back when she was young and now depends on hubby to get her jobs.

She can't act.

She's tried to play 'activist.'

One of those attempts include her pushing "PatriotNotPartisan" and she hectors Republicans whom she finds lacking.

But if she truly believed in patriotism over party, she wouldn't reTweet crap like this.

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Dear sane people : Any time the name Hunter Biden crosses a person’s lips, please inform them of this.
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Dear sane people :

Any time the name Hunter Biden crosses a person’s lips, please inform them of this.



Wally and Cedric called it out last night:







  • They note how you don't reTweet Neera if you're a feminist.  They note Neera is a two-bit bitch who outed a woman who was being sexually harassed at work (Neera was the one who should have stopped the harassment, not covered it up, not outed the female who came forward), they noted that Neera, as revealed in her own e-mails, knew that Hillary shouldn't have used a private e-mail and what a scandal that was, they noted Neera herself has assaulted an employee and so much more.

    A polite society doesn't reTweet Neera.  And no feminist should ever do it.

    But here's the point I'm making, Alyssa, don't say you put country above party when you reTweet that crap.

    Hunter Biden is the portrait of corruption.  That doesn't mean Trumps can't be as well.  But on the left, we police our own or we are nothing but partisans.

    I know this is hard for you because you're not just a hack, you're also an uneducated hick.  You never went to a real school, you never went to college, you're just a really dumb person who spits out what people tell you.  You lack the energy to educate yourself, you lack the skill to analyze.  It's why you're so tired and pointless as an actress.  It's why your idea of being 'political' is a bigger joke than you are.

    Take your botched plastic surgery and your Democratic Party talking points that you try to pass off as insight and just sit down.  Don't stand up again until your lazy ass has gone to college.  And forget anyone voting you into public office.  You're an uneducated idiot.  No one in California will want you to represent them and I will back your opponent in the primary and get everyone I know to back them as well.

    You are a menace to the public square.  You try to use your fleeting fame to promote the ideas of party hacks, you offer nothing original, you only repeat and steal.

    I don't have time for you and, frankly, the country doesn't either.

    Let me note thanks to ____ for typing this dictation.

    I am literally spitting blood.  I had a tooth crack last night and had to have surgery and, apparently due to the diabetes, the bleeding hasn't stopped yet.

    But I am taking the time to call out Alyssa because she is a danger to the public square.  She has an audience of desperate shut-ins. 

    Alyssa's nonsense gives the appearance of celebrity but she's a faded actress who couldn't make it in the real world of adult acting.  She was miserable on MELROSE PLACE because the stars of that show didn't like her (nor did the fans).  She went to CHARMED and promptly began causing problems.  She was a producer for the last half of the show's run -- a producer of a show set in San Francisco.  So why didn't 'woke' Alyssa ever insist upon a gay or lesbian character?  There were none -- apparently Phoebe lived in a special part of San Francisco inhabited by straights only.  In addition, all the African-American characters (really just two) were created before Alyssa was a producer.  "Woke," my ass.  When people note her cultural appropriation these days or her racist portrayals of Native Americans, they should grasp her history.   CHARMED ended 13 years ago.  Her 'acting' since?  Everyone hated her on the set of MY NAME IS EARL.  Her sitcom ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED resulted in the suit that championed the show getting fired and was so bad that ABC only aired four of the six filmed episodes and issued an edict that Alyssa wasn't to be cast in any ABC sitcoms.  On MISTRESSES, she tried to pull the crap she pulled on CHARMED and get people fired but ABC backed KJ Steinberg and Tina Mimoun and told Alyssa she could leave.  (Which Alyssa then pretended was her decision and was a result of the series moving to Canada.  Did no one notice that "I can't leave my children" Alyssa now films in Georgia?)  She was a witch on that set and all the actresses were thrilled when Alyssa was let go.  Her current show?  The actual stars of INSATIABLE are pretty damn tired of Alyssa billing herself as a star of the show.  Not only is it a show about a teenage girl, but adult Alyssa isn't even in every episode.  She is not a star of the show.

    Alyssa and her shut-ins need to grasp that Alyssa's career ended some time ago and that's there's something deeply disturbing about a 46-year-old woman who delivers the same performance -- over and over -- that she did as a child.

    Joe Biden?




    From yesterday, that's Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "First Family Material?" about Hunter Biden.

    As Kate Aronoff has noted, "We need to talk about Hunter Biden."  From her column at THE GUARDIAN:


    The standard lines from Democrats about Hunter Biden and his business dealings in China and Ukraine have been consistent: Donald Trump has abused the office of the president by asking foreign leaders to investigate Biden’s son, and there is absolutely no proof that either Joe or Hunter Biden have done anything to break the law. Any questionable dealings by Biden’s son also pale in comparison to ethical breaches on the part of Ivanka, Eric or Donald Trump Jr, who have routinely blurred the lines between the extended Trump Organization – the family’s business empire –and their presence in the White House.
    This is all true, and arguably these are the right lines vis-a-vis the long overdue impeachment proceedings. What’s harder to shake is the fact that Hunter Biden’s career is undeniably shady in the way that only the son of a longtime Washington insider could muster, failing upwards into positions of influence and power on the merits of his last name. And that should be considered a huge liability to Joe Biden, for months now considered heir apparent for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

    It's interesting when educated women speak and write -- Sarah Chayes, Kate Aronoff.  They're not screaming, "Say Trump! Say Trump!" No, educated women -- pay attention, Alyssa -- realize this is a real issue and that is needs to be discussed.

    If you believe that Donald Trump and his family have done corrupt things since he became president, great, call him out on it.  But grasp, it's going to be hard to call him out in a general debate -- to call him out on corruption -- if Joe Biden is the nominee.  That's why you need a strong nominee -- and, yes, strength does include (and always has) integrity.

    Sing it, Aretha.





    Behold the $50k/month international business genius: “Hunter...asked a homeless man in Pershing Square where he could buy crack. Hunter said that the man took him to a nearby homeless encampment...He returned to buy more crack a few times that week.”







    Integrity.  Not to be found in Hunter Biden.

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    Hunter Biden at least served in the military the great kids of Don have no experience, don’t know how the government operates and no degree related to government or defense. Throwing stones at glass houses can be quite dangerous.




    Poor, dumb Debbie.

    Beau Biden served in the military.  Hunter?  He was in the Reserves, yes, but they kicked him out for cocaine use.

    Joe Biden's Son Hunter Kicked Out of Navy for Cocaine via






    So that's really not a plus or something to brag about on the resume.

    Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders had a heart attack.  He continues to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.   Bernie's speechwriter Tweeted:

    A class act.
    Major column by Mohamad Bazi at THE GUARDIAN:


    Since Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in Yemen’s civil war in March 2015, the United States gave its full support to a relentless air campaign where Saudi warplanes and bombs hit thousands of targets, including civilian sites and infrastructure, with impunity. From the beginning, US officials insisted that American weapons, training and intelligence assistance would help the Saudis avoid causing even more civilian casualties.

    But this was a lie meant to obscure one of the least understood aspects of US support for Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen: it’s not that Saudi-led forces don’t know how to use American-made weapons or need help in choosing targets. They have deliberately targeted civilians and Yemen’s infrastructure since the war’s early days – and US officials have recognized this since at least 2016 and done little to stop it.
    A team of United Nations investigators, commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council, presented a devastating report in Geneva in early September detailing how the US, along with Britain and France, are likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen because of continued weapons sales and intelligence support to the Saudis and their allies, especially the United Arab Emirates.

    Despite pressure from Saudi Arabia, the Human Rights Council voted last Thursday to extend its investigation.

    If the council pursues an aggressive investigation based on the 274-page report, the world might finally see some accountability for war crimes committed in Yemen over the past five years. The report’s authors submitted a secret list of individuals who may be responsible for war crimes to the UN human rights commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, but it’s unclear if that list includes any western officials. The report said third states that have influence on Yemen’s warring parties – including the US, Britain, France and Iran – “may be held responsible for providing aid or assistance for the commission of international law violations”.

    American complicity in the Yemen war goes beyond providing training and intelligence support, and selling billions of dollars in weapons to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which has become Washington’s largest weapons buyer. The US is looking the other way while its allies commit war crimes and avoid responsibility for instigating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.



    True.  There's a reason so many around the world do not see our country as good or even not bad.  We have a strong inclination to ignore that view.  Hillary Clinton fanatics, for example, in the US refuse to recognize the feelings of so many in the Middle East when they express distaste for Hillary as a result of the policies she has supported that have destroyed their lives, the lives of their friends and their family.  We don't want to own what our government has done.  This goes exactly to Trina's post last night.  Not only do our rulers need to be held accountable, we need to take accountability for looking the other way and ignoring the damage done to so many.


    Meanwhile, Bernie proves again why he should be president.



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    Even recovering from surgery, Bernie's instincts are solid.



    "Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
    Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Even Joe Biden's friends in the press denying anything wrong took place demonstrates that Joe did something wrong and meanwhile the protests continue in Iraq.


    In the United States, the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues.  While Senator Bernie Sanders has been temporarily sidelined due to surgery, War Hawk Joe Biden continues to flounder as desperation hits in.



    I will put the integrity of my whole career in public service to this nation up against President Trump's long record of lying, cheating, and stealing any day of the week.





    Will you put that record up?

    Is that the record where you tell the public that you always believed Anita Hill but others -- including a US senator -- are on the record saying you told them you knew Anita was lying?  Is that the record?

    Or is it the record where you were a cheerleader for the Iraq War?  Have you ever apologized to the Iraqi people for that?  You certainly haven't apologized to the American people.  You've either said that you were tricked by Bully Boy Bush or you've lied that you were against it as soon as it started.

    Is it the record where you pushed through the 'crime' bill that targeted African-Americans?  This as your little blond princess niece assaults a police officer and does no time and then, a few years later, is caught stealing over $100,000 and does no time.

    Caroline Biden.  Apparently she has a major vag problem.  Apparently she's crusty lips down there.  Apparently she had to steal a credit card and charge over $100,000 worth of Vagisil at a drug store to deal with her crust lips and to stop popping out loafs of sourdough bread from her personal oven.  Apparently, one of her boyfriends asked her why she was chewing bubble gum with her vagina and she replied that wasn't bubble gum, those were yeast bubbles.

    That's got to be it, right?  The press doesn't want to talk about a thirty-something woman who's Joe Biden's niece and stole over $100,000 so it's got be vag related, right?  That's the only reason they're so mum on the topic.  (See Nora Ephron's essay "Dealing With The, Uh, Problem.")

    When is Joe going to be asked why his niece was shown favoritism?

    Joe's hoping and praying that his hideous campaign can struggle on through South Carolina.  He knows he's losing Iowa, he knows he's losing New Hampshire.  but if he can stay in until South Carolina, he just knows he'll prove to be a winner.

    Now Iowa, please remember, knocked him out of the race in 2008.  He bowed out immediately after.

    But he thinks the myth of Joe Biden support among African-Americans will save him this go round.

    He is not huge with African-Americans.  He's popular with middle-aged and elderly African-Americans but, as his own campaign polling demonstrates (his campaign poured over it Monday), it's a very soft support.  It's doubtful South Carolina African-Americans from his age range will stick with him if he loses Iowa -- forget losing Iowa and New Hampshire.

    Joe's desperate and it's really starting to show.

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    And he's right, Donald Trump is not going to destroy Joe Biden -- mainly because Joe's doing such a good job of that all by himself.


    Whenever he's lying, Joe likes to claim that he's the voice of truth.  That's his tell.

    Or have we all forgotten this: "This is the God's truth.  My word as a Biden."


    So many whores rush to prop Joe up.  Like here.

    Twitter has since removed the video featuring Nickelback’s song “Photograph” for copyright reasons that President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. This, as the president accused Joe Biden of abusing his power to help his son. There’s no evidence of wrongdoing, reports.
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    The news is dominated by “the whistleblower,” the CIA officer who reported to the CIA Inspector General (IG) that President Donald Trump may have committed a crime during a conversation with the president of Ukraine.  I’ve been fascinated by the story for a couple of reasons. 
    First, as a whistleblower and a former CIA officer, I know what must have been going through the guy’s mind as he was coming to the decision to make a report on the president of the United States.  That is, if he is a real whistleblower. 

    If he’s a whistleblower, and not a CIA plant whose task it is to take down the president, then his career is probably over.  Intelligence agencies only pay lip service to whistleblowing. A potential whistleblower is supposed to go through the chain of command as the current whistleblower did.  If an employee has evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, or threats to the public health or public safety, he is supposed to go to the Inspector General.  The IG, then is supposed to go to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).  And when the DNI investigates and finds the complaint credible, he then takes it to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.  That sounds straightforward, but it’s not. 


    Check out the whole article.  Grasp that it's not necessarily as simple and straightforward as the media wants to portray it. 

    Also read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: Few survive THE POLITICIAN."


    "Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  The corruption in the Biden family is a reflection on Joe and in Iraq the security forces attack the protesters.


    Starting in the US with the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and starting with the still fading 'front runner' Joe Biden.  War Hawk Joe is the choice of those who would do nothing.  The demands and the needs of people in 2019?  Ignore them, says Joe.  Medicare For All, they don't deserve it.  He's not going to a damn thing.  I would say "except speak a little better than Donald Trump" but Joe can't speak better as we all know.

    He certainly can't 'restore ethics' to the White House.  Not with his family.  In recent weeks, a great deal has been rightly made about his niece Caroline Biden.  A few years after she got to walk on assaulting a police officer (if she were African-American, she'd probably been killed in response), Caroline stole over $100,000 by charging -- to a credit card that she had stolen -- purchases at a drug store.  Was the buying drugs?  That's the first question the press should be asking.  As Marcia noted last night, it's doubtful she racked up over $100,000 in charges on toothpaste and tampons.  The second question the press should be asking is what happened to the two men who found Joe's granddaughter's credit card?  When Naomi Biden lost her credit card, two men found it and used it for three purchases.  What sentence did they receive because they charged no where near $100,000.  At least one of those men were African-American.

    Most importantly, the press should be asking about the charges.  Caroline was not charged as she should have been.  The press needs to ask why?  Were favors called in?  She was guilty as hell, that's reality.  If a plea deal was made on that case, that needs to be explained.  As it stands, in the state of New York, she should have additional charges the most pertinent being forgery.  There's no way she charged over $100,000 without signing a slip at some point -- a slip with someone else's name since she had stolen the card.  She should have been charged with identity fraud as well.

    This was never an issue, for the prosecutors, of can we prove it in court?  The proof was all there, she would have been convicted in court -- and faced a real sentence.  So why did the prosecutors make a deal with her?

    People are up in arms over Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, among others, buying their children's way into college.  (As disclosed years ago at THIRD, I know Lori.)  How is Caroline stealing over $100,000 not more appalling?  Don't say, "She's a kid."  No, she wasn't..  She was in her late 20s when that happened, she's over thirty now.

    She was allowed to enter a guilty please to two charges.  Why was that allowed?  She'd already assaulted a police officer which, grasp this, is a violent crime.  Who called in favors to get Joe Biden's niece a sweetheart deal that let her admit to fewer charges than she should have been charged with and allowed her to serve no time at all after stealing over $100,000.

    Theft and corruption is a pattern with the Biden family.  And, yes, it does reflect on Joe and it should.  Roger Clinton reflected on Bill Clinton, Billy Carter reflected on Jimmy Carter.  In what world do the actions of Caroline Biden, her father James Biden (Joe's brother) and Joe's son Hunter Biden not reflect on Joe?

    And let's grasp too that Hunter turns fifty in a few months.  Fifty.  And he's currently got a woman suing him for paternity.  How's Joe going to reassure American families when the reality is that Hunter Biden's not providing for the child that's supposed to be his own?  Even staffers on Joe's campaign have told me it's obvious Hunter's the father of that child.

    Family values?  Deadbeat Dad who won't step up to the plate and that's family values?  And Hunter's not a 20-year-old gas pump jockey.  By unethical means, he's earned millions.  And he won't pay child support.

    Hunter is unethical and he is the poster boy for "as a Biden" -- remember Joe lying about an incident that didn't happen the way he said it did and swearing that it was true, giving his word "as a Biden."  Hunter's actions (and James and Caroline's actions) say a lot more about what happens "as a Biden."  Patrick Martin (WSWS) notes:

    The younger Biden has always been the black sheep of the family, even according to various sympathetic accounts, most of them appearing in publications—The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post—favorable to the Democrats.
    The New Yorker piece, at more than 10,000 words by far the longest, published in July, was obviously planted by the Biden campaign for the purpose of venting all the bad news about Hunter Biden as a preemptive measure against anticipated stink bombs from the Trump campaign.
    It was prepared through lengthy interviews by reporter Adam Entous with Hunter Biden. And it delivers a lot of bad news about a career devoted apparently to influence-peddling and drug abuse, both on a scale that matches or exceeds that of any dubious relative of any previous president, at least until Donald Trump.
    Hunter Biden was hired by MBNA bank in Delaware, fresh out of Yale Law School, and paid a six-figure salary at the age of 26 because his father was a senator from that state and a fervent defender of the bank and credit card industries. MBNA was then the largest US issuer of credit cards.
    He then moved to Washington to take a position in the last years of the Clinton administration. Once the Republicans came to power with the George W. Bush administration, in 2001, he became a lobbyist, helping Jesuit Catholic colleges insert earmarks into congressional appropriations bills.
    When earmarks became more difficult to obtain, and after losing money in a speculative venture on the eve of the 2007-2008 financial crash, Biden formed a “consulting” group with Christopher Heinz, stepson of Senator John Kerry and an heir to the Heinz fortune, and a Yale friend of Heinz’s, Devon Archer.
    Inevitably, after his father’s election as vice president, given a prominent international role in the Obama-Biden administration, Hunter Biden’s consulting firm branched out into global deal-making, focusing on countries where influence-peddling would be most lucrative and actual business credentials least necessary, among others, China and Ukraine.
    In China, the younger Biden traveled on Air Force Two in 2013 with his father, who was making an official trip to Beijing. In the course of this, Hunter Biden introduced a Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li, to the vice president. He left China with promises of future investments, although not with the $1.5 billion that Trump now falsely claims. According to Hunter Biden’s attorney, no money has yet flowed from that particular connection.
    Another Chinese business prospect gave Hunter Biden a diamond worth either $80,000 (according to his ex-wife’s divorce suit) or $10,000, according to Biden’s response to the suit, but in any case, much beyond the normal range of business gratuities.
    But Ukraine is where Hunter Biden has apparently cashed in most extensively, trading on his father’s name and position. In 2013-2014, a right-wing populist movement backed by the CIA and the German government gained the upper hand in an internal power struggle within the Ukraine capitalist class.
    The Maidan “revolution” was actually a right-wing coup, spearheaded by outright fascist forces, some of whom marched under Nazi insignias, against the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, who was aligned with the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.
    Ukraine has been a “wild west” for the operations of foreign intelligence services and capitalist oligarchs at least since the so-called Orange Revolution of 2004, the first successful effort by Washington to bring to power a US-backed regime in one of the major countries emerging from the breakup of the Soviet Union.


    Joe Biden trots out his dead family members every chance he gets.  He's been married to Jill, for example, for decades.  But he can't stop trying to get sympathy for losing his first wife.  Apparently, he also trots the dead members out constantly becuase the living ones are so damn corrupt.

    I believe it was Elizabeth Edwards, in the fall of 2007, who suggested to the press that if Hillary couldn't even handle her family how was she up to the job of president?  At best, Joe has just looked the other way as unethical deals have been made by his family members who used access to him to rake in millions.  At worst?  Joe may have been an active participant.

    He's stated he never spoke to Hunter about the Ukraine deal.  Hunter told THE NEW YORKER that they had one conversation.  But let's again note this Tweet about a photo that was unearthed this week.



    BREAKING: After Joe Biden claimed that he never discussed his son’s foreign business dealings with him, A photo surfaced, from 2014, showing the former VP and his son golfing with a board member of the Ukrainian company that paid Hunter Biden $50k a month. This. Is. Corruption.
     
     


    Senator Bernie Sanders is also seeking the party's presidential nomination.


    Bernie Sanders IS the front runner in every real life measure... 🔥donations 🔥donors 🔥volunteers 🔥number of visits to webpage 🔥mentions & followers on social media Funny how the media give him so much less coverage & act like he is a loser. Can’t wait for real life voters.
     
     




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    Yesterday's snapshot noted the protest that were just starting to take place in Baghdad (and elsewhere in Iraq).  Last night, Margaret Griffis (ANTIWAR.COM) noted:

    Protests across Iraq have left at least 10 dead and 286 wounded. The injured included 40 security personnel. The fatalities occurred in Baghdad and Nasariya. At least 11 people were arrested in Basra. The Iraqi government blamed “groups of riot inciters” for the violence.
    At least 1,000 people gathered in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where much of the violence took place; the trigger may have been an attempt to enter the Green Zone. This is largest gathering since Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi took power last year. Security personnel at some point had turned to live ammunition to disperse the crowds. Demonstrations were also reported in Basra, Dhi Qar, Diwaniya, Karbala, Najaf, Nasariya and Wasit. Use of live ammo to clear protesters was also reported in Nasariya, where a fatality occurred.
    Among the complaints are lack of  basic services, rampant corruption, and unequal treatment within the Iraqi Army. Many of the protesters are unemployable college graduates. Riots during the summer of 2018 turned deadly as well. Today, however, the recent removal Iraq’s counterterrorism chief, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi from his post was an added motive to demonstrate; many marchers carried his photo with them.

    When it comes to protests, I always have to question Margaret's wording.  The headline, for example, "protest turn violent."  Really?  Now Margaret can rightly question me back (that I'm too sympathetic to protesters) but the protests didn't turn violent, the security response was violent.  For me, her voice is always too passive when Iraqi security attacks the Iraqi people.

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    Nick, I don’t have trouble with MSNBC being a news network with opinion shows thrown in. In the past, I have very much enjoyed their opinion shows, whether I always agreed with the folks talking or not. (Good grief, let’s hope I didn’t agree with everything that was said.) Nor am I troubled by them needing to do what they need to do to survive. After all, on a far smaller scale, LA Progressive does what it needs to do to keep the lights on and the keyboards clicking – which we do principally by serving up opinion pieces (which again I don’t always totally agree with). Where I struggle with MSNBC – and with mainstream media more generally – is their thoroughgoing effort to trash Bernie Sanders and his campaign. I’m not paranoid and I’m far from the only one who sees the way they leave him out of their discussions of the candidates – when he’s always been in the hunt – or slight him at every turn in ways they don’t do with the other frontrunners. Now, you may not agree that’s what’s going on, but believe me, lots of people do see it. And I warrant, I suspect, that it has to do with deep-pocketed corporations owning these media outlets, corporations that fear Bernie might actually try to level the playing field for all Americans, undercutting their corporate elitist advantages. So, at 71, I’ll try to keep up with the salsa as foolish I look as “Crazy Legs Sharon’s” partner. But I’ve also got to keep pointing out the way MSNBC and the MSM are putting their thumb on the scale against Bernie – or really when they do it with any candidate. It’s the same thumb-on-the-scale phenomenon we saw with the DNC agitating for Hillary last time around. Lots of people saw that as well, which is why she couldn’t fill a high school auditorium at the end of her 2016 campaign. -- Dick
              

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    Bernie Sanders Proposes Ending All Corporate Giving in U.S. Elections(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan to end all corporate giving in federal elections, as he leads all other 2020 Democratic presidential contenders in fundraising by amassing small, individual donations.Sanders, who’s recovering in Vermont after a heart attack last week, is proposing an election-financing system entirely funded by the taxpayers. The ban on corporate donations would also apply to national party conventions and to presidential inaugural activities. Individual donations to those events would be capped at $500.Sanders has long been a proponent of getting company influence out of politics, and the new plan would play to his strengths.His campaign announced last week that he raised $25.3 million in the third quarter, the highest among Democratic contenders. The haul came exclusively from individual donations averaging $18.Senator Elizabeth Warren, his closest rival for the progressive mantle in the race, also eschews corporate money, but other contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, have relied in part on donations from corporate political action committees.Billionaires Unneeded“Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don’t need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president,” Sanders said in a statement released on Monday.“We’ve received more contributions from more individual contributors than any campaign in the history of American politics because we understand the basic reality that you can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money.”In the 2016 election, 17 company donors provided three-quarters of the funding for the Democratic National Convention, including Bank of America Corp., Comcast Corp., and Facebook Inc., the Sanders campaign pointed out. At the 2013 presidential inauguration, Chevron Corp., AT&T Inc. and Microsoft Corp. also gave millions of dollars to fund festivities at the start of President Barack Obama’s second term.Sanders’s position puts him at odds with the Republican Party, as well as some of his key 2020 Democratic competitors. Leading GOP figures such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have long argued that corporate giving is a form of free speech, and shouldn’t be regulated.Citizens UnitedThat position was affirmed by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010, which prohibits the government from restricting independent spending by corporations and labor unions in federal elections. Sanders said he wants a constitutional amendment that jettisons Citizens United.McConnell has repeatedly taken aim at Sanders, mocking him as a socialist. The latest proposal will likely provide additional fodder to the GOP as the 2020 election intensifies.In Sanders’s plan, the senator also proposes a ban on advertising during presidential primary debates and would establish a life-time lobbying ban for former members of Congress and senior congressional aides.Sanders’ third-quarter fundraising haul was followed by Warren, who raised $24.6 million, and Buttigieg, who raised $19.1 million. Biden raised just $15.2 million and Senator Kamala Harris of California raised $11.6 million.Lagging in PollsThe Democrats were far surpassed by Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, which, along with the Republican National Committee, took in $125 million in the third quarter. It wasn’t clear how much of that came from individual donations.Despite his fundraising prowess, Sanders, 78, is now regularly lagging both Biden and Warren in national polls of Democratic primary voters after holding the second-place position behind Biden for much of this year.A Sept. 23-29 survey by Monmouth University found Warren had 28% support among Democratic voters, statistically tied with Biden, who had 25%. Sanders had 15%, while Buttigieg and Harris each had 5%. The poll of 434 Democratic or leaning Democratic voters had a margin of error of 4.7 percentage points.To contact the reporter on this story: Laura Litvan in Washington at llitvan@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max Berley, Ros KrasnyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



              

    ¡Arde Washington!: golpe de Estado, guerra civil, cadáveres de Biden y Schiff, peligra Trump   

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    Para los multimedia del Deep State, Trump se encuentra al borde del 'impeachment', mientras que el atribulado presidente impreca contra el golpe de Estado de los Demócratas que puede desembocar en una guerra civil librada por los 'evangelistas sionistas'. El Ucraniagate liquida la candidatura de Joe Biden y tiene en jaque a Adam Schiff.

    A sabiendas quizá de que la reelección de Trump, con todo y sus grandes defectos, parecía imparable, Nancy Pelosi, una católica ferviente y lideresa de la Cámara de Representantes a mayoría Demócrata, emprendió en forma temeraria y antigravitatoria la 'investigación' para proceder a la defenestración (impeachment) del presidente Trump, quien se encuentra contra la pared por el Ucraniagate: una supuesta llamada al presidente cómico de profesión (literal) Volodímir Zelenski para obtener las tratativas mafiosas de Hunder Biden, hijo prodigo del exvicepresidente y hoy candidato presidencial Joe Biden (católico), a cambio de la ayuda militar por 1.000 millones de dólares, una versión muy similar, pero de mayor alcance letal, que el fallido montaje del Russiagate.

    El epílogo del impeachment, en caso de que no se produzcan las acostumbradas traiciones en los dos partidos, es muy claro: es aprobado, con o sin razón, en la Cámara de Representantes a mayoría Demócrata, mientras que es repelido en el Senado, a mayoría Republicana, donde se requieren las dos terceras partes para su aprobación, lo cual suena muy lejano.

    Esto lo saben los Demócratas, quienes quizá, más que el impeachment per se, buscan o bien el desenlace al estilo Nixon, obligado a renunciar, o mancillar al máximo al presidente Trump para provocar un repudio generalizado en la opinión pública y así impedir su reelección.

    Parece que el tiempo apremia a los Demócratas quienes han lanzado una fulminante batería de sus tres importantes Comités en la Cámara de Representantes —Espionaje, Asuntos Extranjeros y Vigilancia de las Instituciones— que han citado a cinco funcionarios del Departamento de Estado implicados en el Ucraniagate para acelerar testimonios a puerta cerrada, lejos de los multimedia para así poner en jaque a Trump con sentencias perentorias en las fiestas navideñas y dejarlo herido de muerte antes de las elecciones del primer martes de noviembre del 2020.

    Se infiere que los Demócratas buscan un proceso expedito sin interferencias de ninguna índole, en particular, con la venia de los multimedia que apoyan hasta su ausencia en los testimonios de los comités aludidos.

    El portal WSWS informa que dos de los tres comités están presididos por 'judíos': Adam Schiff, del Comité de Espionaje, y Eliot Engel, de origen ucraniano (sic) —recipiendario de la 'generosidad electoral' de George Soros—, del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores.

    Es evidente que Trump y sus feroces partidarios no se encuentran sin municiones y los 'evangelistas sionistas', en la voz del pastor bautista sureño Robert Jeffress, amenazó con una guerra civil.

    Sin tapujos, Trump fustigó que los Demócratas buscaban propinar un 'golpe de Estado'.

    La fractura entre Demócratas y Republicanos es tremenda y ha alcanzado tintes teológicos dramáticos que enfrentan a los 'evangelistas sionistas' y a los 'católicos' Joe Biden y Nanci Pelosi.

    También la comunidad judía de EEUU se encuentra fracturada entre el grupo que controla George Soros, acérrimo enemigo de Trump, y el otro grupo del yerno del presidente Jared Kushner y del atribulado ex primer ministro israelí Benjamín Netanyahu.

    La exposicion de la ruptura de la comunidad judia en EEUU, como reflejo de la subrepticia guerra civil, no es ociosa, ya que el mismo 'evangelista sionista' Robert Jeffress imprecó que los "judíos serian maldecidos con sus hijos por Dios si votasen por los Demócratas" —feroz acusación disuasiva que había proferido Trump al tildar de 'desleales' a los judíos que no votasen por los Republicanos—.

    Llamó la atención que el israelí-estadunidense Stephen Miller, consejero político de Trump, comentara que el anónimo (sic) delator (whistleblower) sea un vulgar agente de la CIA que haya operado para beneficiar al Deep State que busca decapitar al presidente.

    Justamente un rotativo que opera para el Deep State y que parece haber diluido un tanto su vino, The New York Times, ha puesto en tela de juicio la colusión del anónimo delator (whistleblower) con el israelí-estadunidense Adam Schiff, jefe del Comité de Espionaje de la Cámara y quien es financiado por George Soros.

    La imagen de Adam Schiff ha sido demolida debido a su asociación criminal con el contrabandista de armas ucraniano Igor Pasternak.

    Trump reviró y acusó a Adam Schiff de haber ayudado a escribir la demanda del delator anónimo implicando que "se trata de una traición" y de un "fraude".

    A estas alturas, ya no importa la identidad del anónimo delator cuando los Demócratas en la Cámara votarán en forma automática y expedita por el impeachment de Trump, debido a la fuerte presión de su ala progresista Squad (pelotón) encabezada por la representante puertoriqueño-neoyorquina Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

    Kara Swisher, —especialista en tecnología digital— reclama que Twitter, el arma favorita de Trump, cierre la cuenta del presidente, ya que, a su juicio, contraviene los reglamentos digitálicos, específicamente la sección 230 de la Enmienda de la Decencia (sic) de las Comunicaciones, en alusión a la guerra civil de los 'evangelistas sionistas' pregonada por el pastor Robert Jeffress y que retuiteó el presidente: "Trump es muy peligroso para Twitter. El presidente viola en forma flagrante las reglas sociales de la plataforma. Es tiempo de excluirlo".

    ¿Está el Partido Demócrata controlado por la facción de la CIA del megaespeculador George Soros?

    Al parecer un sector de la CIA— Léase: el nepotismo dinástico de los Bush— a través del procurador William Barr 'protege' a Trump.

    Se recuerda que los Bush, pese a ser Republicanos, también 'protegieron' a Clinton de su impeachment por el mancillado 'vestido azul' de su becaria favorita Mónica Lewinsky.
    Se desprende que los Bush no son muy proclives a los impeachments.

    Sin embargo, otro sector de la CIA dentro del Partido Republicano, el de los mormones —donde se encuentran sobrerrepresentados—, capitaneado por Brent Scowcroft —asesor de Seguridad Nacional de los expresidentes Gerald Ford y Daddy Bush— y el fallido candidato presidencial Mitt Romney (cuyo padre nació en la colonia mormón de Chihuahua, México) juegan en las subterráneas aguas turbulentas del impeachmenten contra de Trump.

    Lo que si queda prístino es que el Ucraniagate parece haber liquidado las aspiraciones presidenciales del católico Joe Biden debido a las tratativas de su hijo Hunter con la gasera Burisma Holdings de Kiev.

    Con el popular judío progresista Bernie Sanders en el hospital, debido a una cardiopatía, la senadora Elizabeth Warren parece haberse quedado con la candidatura presidencial por el Partido Demócrata. Esta es una de las primeras consecuencias fulminantes del Ucraniagate que ha puesto en alto riesgo la reelección de Trump.

    The Washington Post, otro rotativo que controla el Deep State, expone que Trump habló recientemente con China (sic) —sin especificar con quien— para investigar los 1.500 millones de dólares que obtuvo Hunter, el hijo pródigo de Joe Biden, en forma anómala.

    Esta llamada de Trump a 'China' es motivo de otro impeachment, según alegan los Demócratas.

    ¿Un Chinagate yuxtapuesto al Ucraniagate?

    ¿Tendrá Trump la suficiente resiliencia para soportar tantos escándalos juntos?


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