Archive for July, 2011

the “contrived crisis”

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

These things happen:  House not voting on debt ceiling, instead taking up Post Office naming. I assume that you can look up the previous Democratic Congress and find an example of something like this — where reaching an impasse in figuring out how to get a major item — a crisis item even — rolling keeps things rolling through inane business.

The thing you need to know about the Debt Ceiling impasse is that the International Press is reporting it as wholly “contrived”.  And there’s a certain amount of cynicism in the Financial Pages.  See here:

Credit swap gamblers are speculating that the the greatest superpower and biggest economy is more likely to default on its debt than the Philippines.
but is ultimately a buying opportunity as this is a contrived crisis.”

Charitably I can suggest that the “Tea Party” has taken the opportunity to solve a long term problem on their own terms by bringing it to a head right this minute.  Less charitably I can suggest that we have fallen into a split of ideologies — one we will call the “Ron Paul Reboot the Economy and take out the false traction building since Woodrow Wilson’s Federal Reserve and the Roosevelt – Nixon Gold Standard” ideology.  The other driving the debate is something along the lines of the auto-opposition to anything Obama might possibly agree to.  Understand that latter one as a more absurd version of what greeted Clinton — Clinton could at least find the price in what he termed as his “Eisenhower Republicans at war with the Reagan Republicans” battles.  Now it’s a certain arena of Conservatives versus Anarchists.  The recent poo-poohing of Reagan found by Republicans (sort of prophecized by an American Conservative article, actually) has slid things to the next docket.  And we’re in that realm of Pat Roberts dreams about beating Obama at basketball.

The politics makes a sort of sense.  Even if we see Congress’s approval faltering at the same rate as Obama’s — which I saw at a low of 40 percent down down down from a recent 50 — it’s unimportant: the Congressional candidates aren’t running nationally against Obama, and the referendum in 2012 brings to the unsullied Mitt Romney.  Obama I had understood as bringing forth, in domestic arena, a bit of good old fashioned late 19th century Legislative Presidencies — which worked alright under a Democratic House where, by dent of how the Senate deigned its rule bars, fell to whatever Olympia Snowe Joseph Lieberman Ben Nelson deigned to allow pass through.  Obama’s second two terms would normally be defined by a measure of standby, gridlock to be unlocked by the results of the next election.  But there was a firing shot by Grover Norquist with this thing, who said right after the last election that the Republicans would win a Budget showdown this time, as opposed to Clinton in 1995, because this time “we have Fox News”.

The Atlantic Magazine contributor Clive Crook has shuffled away from a pronounced optimism on America’s future to a pessimism. The basic assumptions under-girding his belief system holds that in the past, a positive inaction tended to grip America’s politics — where the two sides argued a lot and a lot of Sound and Fury signifying nothing lay ground to minor bad and minor good tweaks.  Currently we have a backdrop of a show case of concerted decision making leading us in a negative direction — the politics of the moment.

There were two absurd moments from Speaker John Boehner’s speech, the response to Obama’s speech.  Two gimmicky alottments of unseriousness.  There was this:

“You know, I’ve always believed, the bigger government, the smaller the people.”

The Terror of Tiny Town, indeed.  Also see ant colonies and their majesty Queens.  Maybe Don Rosa can fill in the details that Carl Barks only sketched out on the society of the Micro-Ducks?  (Okay, only the first involve humans.  The other two are ants and ducks.)

Conversely, Jack climbed the bean stalk and saw that society that Ayn Rand discussed — the Giant he encountered was Jon Galt!

Boehner comment number two, lamenting:
a ‘stimulus’ bill that was more effective in producing material for late night comedians than it was in producing jobs.”

There are a lot of cousins to the Liebeck v McDonalds suit in those jokes — items that aren’t really jokes that can be turned into jokes.  The Bridge to Nowhere served a pretty legitimate function, for instance — argue away on whether it should have been where funds were used but it’s not the joke it was made out to be.  We’re in the realm of why our politics is stupid, why Americans get rolled at the polls, why…

 

 

The Big 14: GOP 2012 Presidential Candidate Round-up

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The John Birch Society weighs in on the three Republican Presidential candidates, currently in office, in the House:
Put simply, most Congressmen earned failing grades. But not all. In the House, 24 congressmen earned 100-percent scores, including presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas. (Two other House members running for President, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, earned scores of 95 percent and 89 percent respectively.) In the Senate, two lawmakers earned perfect scores — Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

There is an interesting item to note beyond Representatives Paul, Bachmann, and McCotter: Mitt Romney finished up his term and did not run for a second — which he would not have won. (it’s pretty typical: John Edwards would not have won a second term, for instance, before taking up for a Presidential bid.)  Tim Pawlenty served his two terms, both won with under 50 percent of the vote, and then took up a bid for President.  Newt Gingrich resigned his seat in 1998.  Gary Johnson started his last term in office in 1998.  Jon Huntsman left his office to join the Obama Administration.  Rick Santorum lost his last election, winning 41 percent of the vote — which, come to think of it, is a greater percentage of the vote than the one current office holder from a statewide election of the bunch– Rick Perry (last election won with under 40 percent of the vote).  Roy Moore lost his last election campaign for governor – after creeping out the Republican establishment.

Of course, the leader of this brigade of “Kind of embarrassing their last election”, and this is going to have to be mentioned in EVERY SINGLE PROFILE for Buddy Roemer — see:

It’s been two decades since Louisiana’s election from hell, the race that appeared to mark the end of the political line for then-Gov. Buddy Roemer.
The profile is worth a gander — I begin to presume that Buddy Roemer is actually running for the nomination for 2012′s version of “Unity ’08″ — “Americans Elect“.  For the Republican nomination, The candidate he lost to — David Duke — is also considering a run for the President.  (Maybe Duke will win this place?)  One thing to watch for the 2012 presidential candidate — Buddy Roemer versus David Duke: the Rematch.  Who will last longest in the presidential bid?  (There are reasons to take either of them.)
One way to get out of the Buddy Roemer versus David Duke rut:
Buddy Roemer is going to  fille in on Stephen Colbert after Herman Cain dropped out, citing scheduling.  Notable is that there is nothing on Herman Cain’s schedule.  But maybe he has scheduled something with Muslim leaders.
On Wednesday, Cain met with four Muslim leaders in Stirling, Va. He said in a statement later he was “truly sorry” for comments that may have “betrayed” his commitment to the Constitution and the religious freedom it guarantees.
I do not know why Stephen Colbert picked Buddy Roemer.  Maybe Thaddeus McCotter had an already planned campaign appearance?

Thaddeus McCotter He has Five Core Principals

#1: Our liberty is from God not the government   #2: Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil   #3: Our security is from strength not surrender   #4: Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector   #5: Our truths are self-evident not relative.

Hmmph.  Some things to watch with Thaddeus McCotter:

Labor is keeping a close eye on Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) to see whether he disavows his pro-union record as he campaigns for the White House.

This is pretty interesting.  It’s the “Will he deviate for the broader party electorate?” line.  (Like Tim Pawlenty with Global Warming.  Like Dennis Kucinich on Abortion… Like Mitt Romney… And this is interesting:

“Unemployment rising, people struggling in the Obama-Romney economy,” McCotter tweeted Friday.

HOTCHA!  A Mitt Romney — Thaddeus McCotter Fight!
By and by, the answer to the question of the possibility of McCotter flip-flopping on his relatively pro-union voting history:

But McCotter defended his own support for the 2008 auto bailout, saying he’s favor of keeping Americans working instead of losing those jobs to overseas manufacturers, saying that opponents of the plan “don’t have a problem with communist nuclear-armed China being the manufacturing giant in the 21st century.”
It seems that he can escape the party-line trap by evoking the Nuclear status of China.  But one good thing about being tied with Michigan’s economic overlords is that this means he probably won’t have to flip flop on the environment and global warming.

Two interesting items about this Tim Pawlenty profile in the New Republic.

Perhaps the best example of Pawlenty gaming things out a few steps ahead of the pack came during his second term. Reelected by just 21,000 votes in November 2006, Pawlenty two months later made renewable energy one of the four cornerstones of his State of the State address to the legislature. “Minnesota can’t reverse global climate change by ourselves,” he declared. “But we can do our part and help lead the way. Our energy plan will significantly reduce the amount of carbon we put in the atmosphere. I look forward to working with the Democrats and the Republicans to pass and sign comprehensive historic renewable energy legislation this year.” Pawlenty endorsed cap-and-trade, and his far-reaching environmental agenda called for Minnesota to derive 25 percent of its electricity from wind power and solar energy by 2025. As Sviggum put it, “Tim was a bit more green than I was.” By 2008, Pawlenty had begun seriously discussing visiting the North Pole with Arctic adventurer Will Steger, a Minnesota native, to see firsthand the effects of global warming.

That notion died just about the same time that John McCain began vetting Pawlenty as a potential 2008 running mate. Democratic State Senator Steve Murphy, who negotiated with Pawlenty on energy-related transportation issues, recalls, “When it became public that he wasn’t going to the North Pole with Will Steger, everybody knew that Tim Pawlenty, the environmentalist, was history.”

Pawlenty now treats this period of his gubernatorial career as the equivalent of a politician’s pot-smoking college days. “Everyone has some clunkers in their record, and cap-and-trade is one of mine,” he has said. During our interview, Pawlenty ticked off practical reasons for not trekking to the North Pole with Steger, ranging from cost (“I couldn’t do it at state expense, because it didn’t seem like a good use of state money”) to time pressures (“It’s not easy to carve out a week or two of the governor’s schedule”). But, in the end, Pawlenty contended that his melting enthusiasm for both the Arctic adventure and cap-and-trade was based on a gimlet-eyed assessment of the science.

Figures.  Our political climate is out of whack.  Once upon a time, “Cap and Trade” was that “market oriented” policy idea.  It’s actually, I think, a bad policy (look into the arguments for and against yourownself) — but it is something designed to “address” the issue of global warming.  It was fiercely opposed by those “market oriented” forces once it came into focus, suggesting that the proponents pushing for it as against “market unfriendly” ideas never took it seriously in the first place — Competitive Enterprise Institute and… Newt Gingrich must now back-peddle.
Back to the base:  Nearly six in 10 white evangelical respondents believe that natural disasters are signs from God.

Second interesting tid-bit about Tim Pawlenty. 

“He is actually a very interesting person.” Sviggum makes a similar point: “He’s been branded by the national press as bland. If you know Tim Pawlenty, that’s just wrong. He’s a jokester, a prankster.” When I asked Sviggum for an example or an anecdote, he replied with frustration audible in his voice, “I’m not coming up with anything right now.”
Interesting thought about Tim Pawlenty:
I’m a little annoyed to see Tim Pawlenty clapping at Michele Bachmann after he declined to address Mitt Romney face to face.
I suppose it’s unfortunate, and the first opportunity to make amends for not going after Romney ended up at Michelle Bachmann.  (Some things to think about with Bachmann as she gets tabbed into a “mainstream”.)
Jon Huntsman, former Cap and Trade enthusiast and now hedging straddler
Huntsman has an interesting fun raising letter.
I note a sense of “religion” anxiety in this blog post.  But… wait…
Wait.  Not Mormon enough!
Says:  Jon Huntsman is Mormon like Lady Gaga is Catholic.
Ouch.
By and by, this person misses the mark on analysis:
Since the first rumors of Jon Huntsman joining the 2012 race there have been dismissals of his candidacy because of his service as Ambassador to China under the Obama Administration. Personally, I felt it was a weak and shortsighted criticism when it was first cast by the left, and instead I believe it is this service in China that gives Jon Huntsman a level of knowledge and experience that no other candidate offers. I believe this video not only proves Governor Huntsman is the only candidate with global economic experience, but it’s also a taste of what’s to come in the candidate debates should China or other global economic issues be raised by the moderators.
Basically agree that in a better world, particularly in such a non-political slot, Huntsman’s role as Obama’s Ambassador to China would be an asset and not a liability — mind you, in a Republican Primary.
For what it’s worth, if I had to rate the presidential candidates’ chances for the nomination, I’d have Romney first, and a task at splitting apart Pawlenty, Huntsman, and Perry for second.  Unconventional rating, surely, but it’s important to note I note that Huntsman has a much better chance of splitting out before the years is out than winning the nomination.
And what about that Rick Perry?:
Rick Perry took over from Jim Hightower and canceled subscriptions to Mother Jones.
And several other liberal magazines.  That Jim Hightower had subscribed to.
It is interesting to note Rick Perry as the campaign head of Al Gore’s Presidential bid in 1988 — back when Al Gore was the Southern (read: conservative Democrat) candidate, best known for his wife’s campaign against explicit music lyrics, bashing Michael Dukakis for being soft on crime and weak on the military.  Rick Perry since switched parties — which puts him in the same category as his fellow presidential opponents for the nomination — Buddy Roemer and David Duke.
These days the man he has to distance himself from is George W Bush, cowboy boots included.
Er… maybe?
Okay, fine:  Here’s what you need to know about Rick Perry’s record as Texas governor.  Also, he — like the rest — doesn’t see anything wrong with America Defaulting:
Gary Johnson is for “rebooting“.
Hm.  Fight with Herman Cain?
As for Herman Cain, who’s been doing well despite never holding office or running outside of Georgia, Johnson attributes that showing to having a name that sounds similar to one Republican voters already know well. 

“I think Herman Cain, I think a lot of that has to do with ‘McCain,’” Johnson said.

Ouch.
Note to Rick Santorum: It is a pretty bleak sign of your campaign when Dan Savage’s antics are dominating its coverage.
Ron Paul:  A dip through the “Daily Paul”:  Has Ron Paul made you more courageousJanet Napolitano: Government Has Defaulted Before!  (It’s the Gold Standard.)    NYT: Ron Paul Could Go Mainstream with Iowa Straw Poll Win.  (Yes.  America is on the edge of the seats to see the Iowa Straw Poll results.)  Help promote Ron Paul simply by looking at an article.  (Get the page view count up.  Now that’s political Activism!)

The 5 Biggest Larouche News Stories of the Past Week

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

STORY NUMBER ONE:  MOPPING UP GLEN ISHERWOOD’S NOOSE WAVING INCIDENT
The Larouchies have a pretty good tactical advantage in their status as universally mocked, unpopular, and loathed.  It is such that when a Larouchie acts disreputably, on behalf of a larger cause, the response is a “They’re goddamned Larouchies!”

It is a reason that Glen Isherwood waving a noose at a man is not a threat.  There is a back-flip effect here.  While this symbolism is usually communicated as “We want you dead”, Glen Isherwood’s message is “You want us dead.”  Since any inspection of the incident shows this meaning to be the case, it can be brushed aside and best left dropped.  The magic happens that when catalouged into a litany of items, the “They’re goddamned Larouchies!” effect kicks into effect, and what we have is a charge of an inflated matyr complex.

Punt. goes the American Spectator.

And more CEC Larouchie Noose discussion — this one raises some questions.  Mainly: Why responding?. But, no matter — here are the comments I’m at this post to gather about.:

And as a final note, one issue that Appell got upset about (that he tried to post on WUWT) got snipped because it was from a LaRouche Youth Movement supporter who held up a rope noose saying “Welcome to Australia” during  a speech by Hans Schellnhuber. It was ugly, tasteless, stupid, and full of bad imagery, but again missing the key words that define a death threat. Even so, some in the media (and many in the alarmosphere) are calling it a “death threat” and trying to paint it as being launched by skeptics. For the record, neither I nor anyone who publishes here associate themselves with the Larouche people, and I denounce their actions. I don’t think you’ll find a single mainstream climate skeptic who would say any different.

I think holding up a noose is clearly a death threat. Maybe not quite enough to get a conviction, but it is fair to call it a death threat.

While many of those examples provided are certainly disturbing, ( and contains language I’ve not seen one WUWT poster ever utter, I might add,) to call those ” credible death threats” is stretching the truth.
Some of them did come close, and possibly even cross the line, ( IMO, the noose display should have been investigated, but thats just my thought) the silver bullet is that these WEREN’T investigated.

As for death threats, what was that kid-exploiting shock film that was used as the intro to Copenhagen? Give us money or your children will die!!! Seems almost everything coming from the AGW side has some implied or expressed future death threat… but since it is directed at no one in particular I guess that makes it different.

In other news from Australia on Global Warming and Climate Change, we have a politician bringing up the name “Margaret Thatcher” in that “Even Margaret Thatcher” manner of things.  And into this abyss — Malcolm Turnball in Sydney July 21:

In an age where the Internet gives everyone the opportunity to be a broadcaster, you can find an opinion to support any proposition. If it doesn’t suit your interests to reduce the use of fossil fuels, there are plenty of blogs and articles online to support your self interest.
Some of this material online can be very embarrassing to rely on. A good friend of mine recently contended that the CSIRO were utterly wrong on climate change and he sent me a paper from what he understood was “a leading scientist in a leading journal”. As it turned out the paper was in journal published by the Lyndon LaRouche Movement and was written by a man who had recently served time in gaol for securities fraud. The only peer review to which his work had been subjected was, in fact, a criminal jury.
I might note for those unfamiliar with it, that the local wing of the LaRouche movement is the Citizens’ Electoral Council (CEC) an extreme, rightwing, racist organisation…

Further passages from the full speech found here:

I might note for those unfamiliar with it, that the local wing of the LaRouche movement is the Citizens’ Electoral Council (CEC) an extreme, rightwing, racist organisation that I’m proud to say that the Liberal Party emphatically and invariably puts absolutely last in any how-to-vote form that we distribute.
These are the charming people who recently disrupted a scientific conference in Melbourne by threatening Professor Hans Schellnhuber, a leading European climate scientist in the midst of his lecture by waving a noose in front of his face and saying “Welcome to Australia”. Just think about that. What a wonderful welcome to Australia from these people.

Twitter… and then A response?
Australia has a tea party, and here I Must note for partisan knocking purposes a curious claim for national pride — for something that appropriated an American political item:

Americans are now awake to the falsity of Al Gore, and Republicans are taking notice. The Australian people are often more astute than Americans. Surely Australians deserve an astute political party to represent their interests against the wreckers and saboteurs?

Here’s an item of incoherence, showing the Australian Tea Party blog thing hasn’t much use for dissecting ideologies, or taking the CEC as anything other than a stink bomb grenade.:

Incidentally, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is a surprising target of abuse from the authoritarian CEC, because he is just as authoritarian as they are.

Note: the CEC would really like your anti-global warming lists to start badgering.

Hm.  Point / Counterpoint time.  Point:  .If you read the mad rantings of conspiracy theorist, Lyndon LaRouche, or the frothing pamphlets of many in the Wise Use movement or the twisted logic of the armed militia – it was all the same:  That environmentalists were communists who had somehow concocted the threat of climate change to impose an authoritarian world government.

AND… Counterpoint:  Nothing to wonder about where Wayne Madsen is concerned, or for that matter where Lyndon LaRouche is concerned. In particular Lyndon LaRouche is far left, and yes he really does espouse Marxist ideology.

I note after that that the most entertaining remark in the flutter of items about Isherwood waving the noose at that man was, after looking at their history, “Watermelon”.  Hm…
The Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) Magazine, reports in its April 8, 2005 issue, that the mix of Global Warming-related policies was inspired by elite One representative of this elite group who presides over Global Warming, gleefully remarked that “If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels” as quoted in “Are You Ready for Our New Age Future?”
Dark Age, Dark Age, Dark Age… Keep that title in mind… redux, rinse, repeat… it’s going to be familiar in “Story Number Two”… Or to random comments fluttering about – LYNDON LAROUCHE HAS GIVEN US THE PATH TOO TAKE.,NOW ITS UP TO US WALK ON IT…OR STAY HOPELESSLY LOST IN THIS BLACK FORREST OF FIAT CURRENCY UNTIL MANKIND FALLS INTO THE GREATEST DARKAGE IN HUMAN HISTORY

STORY NUMBER TWO:  CHIP BERLET AND LYNDON LAROUCHE OFFER DIFFERING EXPLANATIONS ON OSLO BOMBING CAUSE

I have read and heard Chip Berlet a handful of times in the media over the past few years, in those handful of appearances the number of references I have seen and heard to Larouche stands at one, and that reference was a rather quick aside.  I remember hearing him interviewed about the ramblings of the mentally ill man who shot Gabrielle Giffords — he referenced a few streams that wandered through his psychosis.  I suppose if he really wanted to tag Larouche, he could have done so then and it’d be difficult to call the bluff.

The Oslo killer presents a more straight-forward case in terms of political beliefs.  The killer identified the his beliefs and his political goals.  It is in that analytical framework that Chip Berlet identified, I believe before his manifesto was uncovered to broad study, the killer’s opposition to “cultural marxism” as a driving force — and there we get this as:
a right-wing antisemitic concept developed primarily by William Lind of the US-based Free Congress Foundation, but also the Lyndon LaRouche network.

I tend to want to keep Chip Berlet at just short of arm’s length — but if the Larouchies want to make this a binary choice for me with a comment along the lines of:

Chip Berlet is a charlatan and indefatigable self-promoter. He will always attempt to elbow his way to the front of the line to comment on the latest atrocity, and try to somehow link it to his old hobby-horse, Lyndon LaRouche, who has never mentioned “cultural Marxism.”

Berlet posted the 1992 Schiller Institute piece entitled “The New Dark Ages”, which I suppose luckily for the Larouchites — as they commented at Berlet’s page — fails to mention “Cultural Marxism”.  But it does the trick of dragging in the “Frankfurt School”, and some excerpts from people online who have made use of the Schiller Institute piece reveals the broader story here:

It certainly is no accident that the greatness of the US and of the West is in rapid decline. The more laws are created to remove God from our lives, the faster the decline. [...]
So, how does it come about that Atheism (a religion) and Homosexualism (an ideology) play such prominent and controlling roles in our lives?

II. What is Political Correctness, From Where Did It Arise?  A.Cultural Marxism  The idea behind Political Correctness was hatched by a group of progressive
German academics, the Frankfurt School  <http://www.schillerinstitute.org/fid_91-96/921_frankfurt.html> , before WWII  when they relocated to America to escape Hitler’s wrath.

… Obama and the Human Stain:  How Political Correctness Gave America a Con-Man President:
The idea behind Political Correctness was hatched by a group of progressive German academics, the Frankfurt School <http://www.schillerinstitute.org/fid_91-96/921_frankfurt.html> , before WWII  when they relocated to America to escape Hitler’s wrath. They realized Marx was  wrong—the poor were not ready to revolt and throw off Capitalism for a  property-less society. These Marxists decided the only way to create the  society Marx envisioned was by subverting its institutions by misinformation, propaganda and seduction of the mentally unformed. Writes one expert  <http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/> ,

That second article was written by… Bill Lind.

The Jewish Origin of “Political Correctness” — more of the same.

And finally, 2083: A European Declaraction of Independence written by the terrorist in Oslo has this to say:

“The New Dark Age: The Frankfurt School and ‘Political Correctness’” by Michael Minnicino, in Fidelio, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1992 (KMW Publishing, Washington, DC) One of the few looks at the Frankfurt School by someone not a sympathiser, this long journal article explains the role of the Institute for Social Research in creating the ideology we now know as “Political Correctness.” Unfortunately, its value is reduced by some digressions that lack credibility.

Except there is a wrinkle in that.  The Oslo killer didn’t write it.  He lifted it whole cloth from this piece — see here — by William Lind — and put it in his manifesto.
(The “Renew America” site — I will note — showed up in my searches for a quick reference to Jonathan Tenenbaum as citation.)
This is sort of the typical nature of the beast
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In the course of things, the Larouche angle on the Frankfurt School– discussed a bit more here — falls into a kind of standard droning list compiling a batch of different groups and stringing them together with a bunch of prepositional phrases.  The Royal Dutch Army in support of the Malta Order of Candle Makers under the Frankfurt School with the Round Tables sponsored Fabian Socialism in England … the historical perpetrators of Dark Ages.  I was thinking that Time Magazine had Herbet Marcuse on its cover, with a blurb along the lines of “Is He To Blame?”, but unable to find anything quickly I just threw up that book cover portrait.  A thought occurs to me, though… the account “Ace” at factnet once threw at the users at that board looking at various genealogies of Radical movements “Weren’t those never taken seriously by anyone?” by way of dismissal.  Viewing Lyn Marcus as setting up shop and placing himself in opposition to all comers, the New Left and the man the mainstream media called the “Guru of the New Left” — the question, for the first time, becomes interesting.

 

It is interesting to see the new relationship with Alex Jones blossoming — and here we see Larouche Shit now found on Prison Planet.  That article is looked at in more depth at the blog “Alex Jones Sucks” — the “Obama Preparing new Reichstag Fire” bit falls into a long line of conspiranoid chatter that denies culpability for the attack to anything but a “THEM”.  The thing about Larouche’s place on the Alex Jones network … he’s just one of an assortment… somewhere, frankly, underneath Webster Tarpley in a rough hierarchy — and we see Tarpley at the site also expounding on how the attacks in Oslo were, just another False False Operation.

The blog “Satan’s Fake Apocalypse” may be the place to go to see how Larouchies are digesting the latest.
Satan;s Fake Apocalypse.  Here we see the equation,  Breivik = Tea Party = British Empire.
LaRouche long ago identified the Tea Party as a front-group for the British empire, with the purpose of ramming austerity down our throats, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

See too: In his characterization of the Beast-man, LaRouche neglected to mention the Beast-man’s pride in his ability to tell monstrous lies (although I suppose that lying can be categorized as a type of deed), to induce us to behave as if their lies are true, and to “live the lie” by pretending to be human in public. (Some of the same Norwegian government officials expressing shock and grief over this tragedy were possibly involved in it.) According to Rudolf Steiner, “selling” big lies is a major aspect of actual black magic.
The claim that Breivik was trying to start a war between Christianity and Islam is clearly a big lie which clearly has nothing to do with reality. In case you’ve forgotten, there’s this little affair known as the War on Terror which is much more suitable for this purpose. But the sheer gulf between the lie and reality tends to confuse people, and to force them to become preoccupied with making sense of it, to become distracted from what’s important, which is implementing Glass-Steagall and putting Obama on a one-way flight to London where he can attend tea parties and plot against the US without having to pretend to be an American.
Behind all of the culprits in this particular instance looms the old Nazi Beast-man, His Royal Virus Prince Philip, the prime suspect in the murder of Princess Diana, which also shocked the world. I suspect that it was intended to demonstrate the oligarchy’s willingness to perform humanly unimaginable deeds to prevent anyone from interfering with their agenda, such as the recent terrorism in Norway.

And how about some literary analysis?

Searching the manifesto for “Satan” turned up only references contained in writings by Islamic writers. It doesn’t contain any indication that Satan is a real influence in the world, One mark against his work is that he doesn’t believe in Satan?  I note this odd complaint on wikipediaThe article does not mention the cult’s essays on what they believed to be Satanism. Was the topic deemed unworthy of mentioning?  — though, I always thought “Satan’s Fake Apocalypse” was mostly just his idiosyncratic take on things…

STORY NUMBER THREESKY SHIELDS PROMOTED AMID FLURRY OF GRATUITOUS MONKEY REFERENCES

As reported last week, I didn’t watch but do have the key time moments such that I could watch without suffering through the whole boring ordeal — there was a mighty shake up that occured in house where some old time boomers were knocked down and, in particular, Sky Shields moved up the ladder.  It’s easily speculatable that he passed the loyalty test by chuckling at a racist joke told by Larouche – seen here.  Things get more interesting as reported by the latest incarnation of revenires and aces at factnet, that the latest video release apparently features gratuitous monkey references.  It will be interesting viewing, if I ever get time references.  It reminds me of a recent moment in last season’s nfl playoffs involving the Jets and Patriots– press conference with gratuitous references as a joke relaying recent controversy — which you can read about and see here.
Anyway, I don’t know what Sky Shields’s promotion means — in public view the only way I’d know anything is up is if we see him on Iranian Press TV or Alex Jones — but I guess one can study his place by amount of time he appears somewhere or other.

STORY NUMBER FOUR:  PO TOUR MAKES THE ROUNDS

Dateline Bill Brown Post Office The group’s members say they have stationed tables all around the city today, each trying to raise at least $1,000 for LaRouche. [...]
Now the LaRouche followers are asking for financial support and mailing list sign-ups to help. They say they’re attempting to get Obama impeached by the end of the summer, reinstate the Depression-era banking regulations of Glass-Steagall and, well, that’s all they say. When asked where the money goes, they said it was to the publications – which depict Obama embracing Hitler, among other images – and to fund the Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement.

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I remember people from the LaRouche movement disrupting a meeting at my Democratic Club in Washington Heights-Inwood in 1980. I didn’t think they were still around!
You want Obama out? I’ve got no problem with that. But if you tell me you need $5 to get Obama out and then go spend it on something else, I’d be pretty pissed.

Isn’t LaRouche the dude who once got into a scuffle with Phil Donahue, at some airport or something?
it was a la douche supporter.
Same thing!
(
Yeah.  We see Rachel Larouche Brown named here.)

Dateline Longmont: Craig, an organizer from Houston, said he does not use his last name with the media because his house has been vandalized when he has. He said he pushed Coblentz away from his table to protect his property. He said some people try to provoke fights with those in his organization to try to get them arrested.

Dateline Los Altos:
The pair, who identified themselves only as John and Linda, declined to be interviewed.

Note that the “Samuel” commenter taps at “9/11 Truth” as Obama’s crime.  Is this game being pulled in, with some look over toward Alex Jones?

STORY NUMBER FIVE: THE WEB INFILTRATION GAME

I always found the conclusion of the Avi Klein piece somewhat suspect.  Even if true (and during a patch of time through the Spring of 2008 things were getting awfully dray with this organization), it’s reasonably easily remedied.  Observe: the org has mastered the art of carrot-encrusted chain email!

Thank you, Sam Vaknin for launching the thing.
Okay, maybe Lyndon LaRouche isn’t the most reliable source of facts.  But our email author says that Sam Vaknin is a world-respected psychologist and expert on narcissism.

The Berlet website has commenters responding that there seems to have been an upsurge in spam on the Mother Jones website.  This figures, as observe — though firedoglake, having established itself as a website opposed to the Obama Health Care policy from the left, was a target (and sometimes picked up without permission.)

Firedoglake response: Interesting   so a Lyndon LaRouche supporter is now breaking through the site to post adds and comments without a registered name, copying the technique of the far east ad persons.  And London bankers control us rather than Wall Street Bankers.   I have not seen Lyndon since early 80′s in New Hampshire – tell him he ran a quick learner in the Democratic primary against Barney Franks – in 6 months she became much more viable – wrong on history and issues but she could articulate her position.

Though the most interesting place, over to the right, I see a mass influx of Larouchie spammers –

why is it so hard for people ot accept F.D.R.’S &J.F.KENNEDY’S STAND FOR THE –GLASS-STEAGALL ACT that Lyndon Larouche advocates so our country can have jobs and projects started.Is CONGRESS BLIND or has Obama got them hypnotized.[we have a choice to be or not to be—hypnotized—……..

This commenter sits alongside comments such as:

I HOPE PERRY RUNS.
AND, I HOPE BARRY RUNS TOO, BACK TO AFRICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am right of Atilla the Hun, but I once in ignorance voted for a Democrat I hate to say. Perry has executed a lot of illegals. That does not sound like a RINO.

Wouldn’t it be Great, If, Obama lost the election and then finding out his birthcertifict and SS# was fake and He was Deported? He could join the rest of the illegals in the Old Mexico Jails!

See too here.

Then, we have this type of thing that surfaces.
Linden LaRouche speaks about the possibility of QE3, the Constitution, and the fate of the Nation. Mind you, Linden is an old school Democrat. At the turn of the 20th century, there weren't many differences in the parties when it came to SPENDING and DEBT. I read a bunch of  LaRouche PAC literature. They're a little nutty, but I agree with most of what they publish fundamentally.
I suspect the mis-spelling of Linden is some sort of code to alert everyone of "plant-hood".  No word on the "We Stand With Israel" banner on the sidebar...

To back-track to the Klein article -- I must stipulate my point is that... to a degree.  There was a recent very minor editing at wikipedia which seems to have done just to rub in a snipe that remains at the page at Larouche critics and ex members.  What was fascinating about it, though, was the basic problem remains -- Yes, The Sexual Impotence of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party is a doozy and a half!

See too:

Webster Tarpley has been mentioned a few times on the thread. It might be useful to put a little context into this.
A few weeks ago I was handed a publication (from about 1985). It came to me through a physician I know, and who I was giving a lift to, as she was temporarily without a car. She had been handed the book by a patient, who thought it was interesting, providing an analysis of the war strategy of the USSR in the mid-eighties. ( I was waiting for her to finish her work so she gave me the document for ‘entertainment’.
The book looked extremely ‘serious’- it was designed to look like an official intelligence analysis, and my first impression was that it was a government publication.
I started reading it and quickly developed the impression , admittedly with the advantage of hindsight, that it was written by some very odd people, who were offering the thesis that The USSR was on the point of launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
Their analysis could not have been more wrong. I was rather confused by trying to make sense of something that looked as if it should make sense, but clearly didn’t.
At one point it launched into a tirade against Henry Kissinger who, at the time, had been suggesting that the USSR was on the point of collapse. the thesis of the book was that the USSR were far ahead of the west in technology and economic power.
It was, not put too fine a point on it, paranoid nonsense. The language was also actually rather amateurish and on a more critical reading not really like the kind of semi-academic language likely in a publication of any credibility or substance, although at casual glance it may have seemed rather weighty. I became incredulous that such a thing could be the product of sane people but it had all the appearance of a very ‘serious’ report.
I then got on to Google and did some basic enquiries and discovered that the publication organisation was the front for an independent US politician who offered himself up for election at every opportunity but never actually had any support. (Maybe polling a fraction of what Ralph Nader polls. Can’t actually remember the details). Very marginal indeed.
It may be worth noting that Webster Tarpley was the lead author of the ‘report’.
Oh yes, and it might be worth noting that the doctor’s speciality was Psychiatry.

Yeah, well:

Obama is determined to stop Glass-Steagall from being re-instated at not costs, but it will be to us. Goodbye America. Read “Reckless Endangerment” if you want to get educated on 2008 and the culprits behind it. Treason acts against our country and the human race.

Miscellaneous:

I have no idea what this is.  Apparently she is in a fight against "Barbara Fart Smell"
Wait just a minute. My association with “a criminal network which includes sex predators and child porno freaks, running coverups of child trafficking”?? Who, the IATSE Stagehands Union?  The USTA?  The AFM Musicians Union?  SAG or AFTRA?   LaRouche PAC?  Citizens For Legitimate Government?  A major insurance company?  AAA?  Jurisdictionary®? Bikers Against Child Abuse? Unless you’re speaking about one of these groups I don’t know what you could possibly be referring to. It’s statements like these that become cornerstones for slander lawsuits.
See if it goes anywhere.

If you thought the Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists were living in cloud cuckooland, you haven’t heard of Lyndon LaRouche.
The latest offering of the Lyndon LaRouche organisation is a video that explains the real reason for the current famine in the Horn of Africa: British Imperialism. The British Empire may have crumbled with the trifle, but in the LaRouche fantasy land, the British agent Henry Kissinger reports to the Queen’s Consort on how to depopulate the planet to make way for the coming New World Order, and their latest puppet is none other than President Obama, who is seen as the second coming of Adolf Hitler.

Hence the scenario is that, for example, according to Rochelle Ascher, a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, Lincoln fought the “British-backed New York banking system”

About former New Mexico governor and Presidential candidate Gary Johnson.  John Schmitz was interesting too. So was Lyndon LaRouche. (Mixed like 'em all.)

One of my favourite stories that relates, sort of, comes from a past federal election. A last-minute independent candidate made the Elections Canada cut and, in the way of many independents, made little sense. Why did he exist? He didn’t seem to stand for anything, wasn’t known to anyone, wasn’t even affiliated with Lyndon LaRouche.
However, the independent did have signs – many signs – and those signs annoyed us, because they were the same colour as and placed uncomfortably close to ours.
And let’s just say I don’t believe in coincidences, so I bet our campaign manager that I could prove to him that the situation was akin to the allegations that the Independent Native Voice political party, running in the ’95 Manitoba elections, was a vote-splitter financed by the PCs. (Yeah, Wikipedia is a hell of a time-suck, eh?) [And I'm not trying to implicate Gary Filmon, either.]

And two months later I cashed in on my bet when the independent candidate’s name surfaced as a member of another party’s executive, and his Elections Canada returns showed one donation, and only one donation…made by a former member of that same executive.

Marchetti is also the publisher of a Japanese-language book ADL and Zionism, written by LaRouche followers Paul Goldstein and Jeffrey Steinberg. Marchetti was co-publisher of the Zionist Watch newsletter when it was endorsed in direct

How to avoid Jury Duty:
The following is a Facebook posting I put up and the response from my friend: Well off to spend the day with my peeps in the Jury Pool. Stephanie I hear they let you go home right away if you show up wearing a tinfoil liner in your Elmer fudd plaid hunting cap and a lynden larouche button.

Literary Criticism on Lady Gaga:
Similarly, her Manifesto of Little Monsters is the most succinctly convoluted two paragraphs in Western literature. One wonders whether Stefani Germanotta was ever a ghostwriter for Lyndon LaRouche.

 

Real Media Connections

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Overheard… by a group of hipsters.

“We could get this covered in the Mercury.”
“Hey!  I know Aaron Mesh.  At least, kind of.  Met him.”

I hate this town sometimes.
Well, I suppose that guy has connections.  He has juice with Aaron Mesh.  He has… real Aaron Mesh Juice.

I’ll be sure to note if I see the grouping appear in a Portland Mercury story written by Aaron Mesh.  I assume this is how the media works, right?

Alex Jones, Norway, and the hierarchy of terrorist culpability

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

I think SM Eliot and her “Leaving Alex Jonestown” blog saved me the bother of explaining my sense of incredulity at Alex Jones on the terror attack in Norway.  Almost.  Her three posts are here, here, and here.

But it gets stupider, and stupider in two or three directions.

On Friday morning, I looked over the Prison Planet website and saw their major focus for the idea was about Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security — in political correctness overload – targeting White people instead of… well, government statistics and all that:
In 2009 and 2010, of the 126 people who were indicted on terrorist-related charges in the United States, all of them were Muslim. Yet not one Muslim or Arab is depicted as a terrorist in the DHS video (there’s two black people and one Asian guy).
Skipping past the matter of political correctness and anything else, I believe there’s an item of inconsistency in this.  Alex Jones and Kurt Nimmo, and all their contributors, seemed to have lost their script Friday morning.  In the past, their rule has always been that terrorism and violence brought about by Muslims — 9/11 the most obvious example — are in fact False Flag Operations brought by the NWO to strike fear in the populace and build up their Prison Planet.  Meantime, violence and terrorism from right-wing sources are, again, pre-texts used to squash dissent.  And violence and terrorism from left wing sources, however tenuous, is — in fact — left-wing violence and terrorism.  (Unless the perpetrator is under 30 years of age, in which case they also have been brainwashed by the government through video games.)

In all the major news stories about Islamic Terrorism, Jones and company reported that the government did it.  Now, because it’s convenient, they have thrown the falsely alleged Muslim terrorists under the bus in lieu of stopping all talk of right-wing violence.

They lost the script.  Or, more likely, we have established a hierarchy of sorts.  A predictable wrinkle in their Terror Game, where their line on Islamic Terrorism is fungible, depending on its threat to the line about right wing terrorism.

This was Friday morning, before the attacks in Norway.  Naturally, we steer back toward, as this trio of headlines

Tarpley:  Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag
(My favorite): Infowars Predicted Norway Terror Attacks Days Before… also every day for the last 15 years, that the government would do this to — see all of my above post…  All very circular in the logic.
And a standard article from mainstream outlets:  Gunman Opposed “Cultural Marxism”, Immigration.

The comments section are your typical batch.  “Go back to Good Morning America!”  The first comment I read is… interesting:
What is wrong with White Western Nations preserving their genetic and cultural heritage, as they are allowed to do in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Israel?
The attack was against Norway’s ruling Labour Party (liberal, leftist, marxist, commie), its youth political indoctrination camp, and its policy of allowing violent Muslims to flood Norway. There have been recent reports of teenage girls in Norway being raped by these brown foreign scum and then committing suicide. There are many girls so afraid of these foreign low-lifes invading their nation that they have had to resort to dying their hair a color other than blonde, in order to avoid sexual harassment and rape.
Progressives, with their media monopolies, have always specialized in coming up with innovative ways to silence any and all opposition to their suicidal, nation-wrecking ideology.
Now they are spouting off about “not being silenced” by these attacks!
I’m not surprised that people want them dead. I am surprised at their unwillingness to look inward — to ask themselves why they are so hated — and to modify their activities and behavior.
When you have white women dying their blond hair to avoid being raped by Islamic asylum seekers, what do you expect? This is the result. Polititans and their far left minions have finally provoked a response, assuming this was carried out by a patriot.

Sure.

Well, about the man’s manifesto, the “Justiciar Knight Commander”.  “2083: A European Declaration of Independence”.  Naturally it is now available for your pursual online.  Naturally it is being bombarded with traffic en masse.  Probably even at stormfont’s web site.  But two things about it.

He plagarizes Theodore Kaczynski.

The site Document.no as Sunday reveals that some of Anders Behring Breivik’s book, called “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence,” is straight out of the so-called Unabomber manifesto.
While Breivik several places in the text is careful to cite external sources, not Theodore Kaczynski – known as the Unabomber – said a word.
Now it turns out that the Northern man simply copied large parts of the text.
But where Kaczynski reviews the enemy as “leftism” and “leftist,” Breivik use the words “Multiculturalism” and “Cultural Communism.”
Kaczynski writes:
“When we speak of leftist in this article we garden in mind Mainly Socialists, Collectivist, ‘politically correct’ types, feminists, gay and disability Activists, Animal Rights Activists and the like.”
With a few changes in wording, type Breivik the same:
“When we speak of cultural Marxists in this article we garden in mind Mainly Individuals WHO support Multiculturalism; Socialists, Collectivist, ‘politically correct’ types, feminists, gay and disability Activists, Animal Rights Activists, Environmentalist, etc.”
Breivik has especially been inspired by the Kaczynskis theory that the left is suffering from a crippling inferiority complex.
“The two psychological Tendencies That underlie modern leftism we call” feelings of inferiority ‘and’ oversocialization, ‘”writes Kaczynski.
“The two psychological Tendencies That underlie cultural Marxists we call ‘feelings of inferiority’ and ‘over-socialisation,” repeats Breivik – without quoting.
Again, he has replaced “leftism” with “cultural Marxists”.  Apart from paraphrasing from American to British English is the wording is identical.

Two: 
AND a citation in the manifesto, for what he’s been reading to formulate his grand narrative and animus toward the “Frankfurt School” for destroying Western Civilization:

“The New Dark Age: The Frankfurt School and ‘Political Correctness’” by Michael Minnicino, in Fidelio, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1992 (KMW Publishing, Washington, DC) One of the few looks at the Frankfurt School by someone not a sympathiser, this long journal article explains the role of the Institute for Social Research in creating the ideology we now know as “Political Correctness.” Unfortunately, its value is reduced by some digressions that lack credibility.
To link to Schiller Institute page.  And so it goes.

That last one gets a little more interesting:
I think our terrorist may have just plagarized the citation, comment and all, from the end-notes from this essay by William Lind.  So it is that the thing is a pastiche of plagiarisms.

return of the sticker

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Once again, an item of incongruity from whoever sticks the “At Least they Create Jobs.  Seriously” sticker on Willamette Week boxes.

I do note that the last time I made note of the sticker, it read “realy” instead of “seriously”.  No idea why the word change.

The cover story, and the logical item the sticker would be pointing to == it’s an interesting piece, I’ll give you that

The sticker means to defend this guy, and if so… how is this guy creating jobs?

2012 GOP Presidential Nomination Race Coverage

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Here’s a good analysis of Presidential chances– just one way to consider these candidates based off shelf-life.

Who won the twitter debate? Bob Dole won.  By default.
“I’m all for innovation,” a user named “texliberty” Tweeted during the event, “but this really is a terrible format for a debate.”
Y’ don’t say?

The twitter debate might just have been a “Thaddeus McCotter for President” stealth vehicle, propping McCotter up where nobody else will:

The Tea Party’s role remains 2 be determined – not by its members – but by the GOP’s actions,” the Livonia representative wrote in a series of tweets we stitched together for clarity.
“If they honor the Tea Party’s 2010 support by fighting 4 self-govt, liberty, prosperity & security,the TP will be a critical component of the GOP’s victory coalition. If they do not, the TP could become a 3rd party, thereby cementing the Left’s electoral victories 4 years 2 come.”
The Twitter debate, if you can call it that, was hosted by TeaParty.net and moderated by conservative columnist S.E. Cupp, one of the earliest voices to suggest McCotter run for president.

Welcome Buddy Roemer into the Race for Republican Presidential Nominee!

Roemer served four terms as a Democratic congressman from Louisiana then became governor of the state in 1988. He switched affiliations to the GOP in his third year as governor and lost re-election to a second term.

To be sure, here’s the vote tally for the first round in Louisiana’s “Jungle” system for that election:

Edwin Edwards, Democrat 523,096 34%
David Duke, Republican 491,342  32%
Buddy Roemer,  Republican  410,690  27%

Ouch.
The good news is that David Duke is considering a run for the Republican Presidential nomination himself, so we have a rematch of sorts on our hands!

The punditry around Michele Bachmann is getting fast and furious!

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. The 2012 GOP presidential hopeful has taken her share of flak from over-the-top pundits and talk-show hosts. But now an anchor of a non-opinion daytime news show at a major cable news outlet has joined in.
On Friday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” host Thomas Roberts asked GOProud’s Jimmy LaSalvia why he would be so willing to replace President Barack Obama, especially in the person of Bachmann.

“But you will replace him with a person that would extinguish you,” Roberts said. “You’re replacing him with a person that doesn’t believe that that you have a right in this country to get married, that believes you don’t even have a right in this country to be gay because she co-owns a clinic that will convert you.”

“Extinguish”?  Why I never!  The Gay Republican advocate must have been fuming.
Meanwhile… Gay Barbarians.  No GOProud members in that group.

Tim Pawlenty:  Can he place well in a Summer 2011 Straw Poll?  It’s all so dramatic?

After struggling to find his voice and place in the race through two years of planning and beginning his bid, the former Minnesota governor finally seems to be hitting his mark.
But Pawlenty’s hopes for success at next month’s straw poll, in the caucuses, and beyond are increasingly out of his hands.

Good lord, political coverage is stupid.
Y’know… the state that he ran shut down a little while ago.  I tend to think his eight years at the helm had something to do with it, and that the next guy was just left holding the bag.  For your consideration…

But Pawlenty doesn’t have a chance of getting to 7th place in a straw poll, and thus being able to declare himself the “Comeback Kid”.  Michele Bachmann has home schooled children working her cause.  What does Pawlenty have?

Mitt Romney is taking photo ops in sad, sad places.  There are a lot of sad places in America he can go to– I’d take him over to all the former Borders locations, for instance.

Newt Gingrich — to his credit did say something about Dodd — Frank, something more than “boo!”.
But this is intriguing:
Former House Speaker and Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, along with his wife Callista, are hosting a special screening of their documentary, “Nine Days That Changed the World” on Monday July 25 at 6:30P in Lexington, MA. [...]
Nine Days that Changed the World”, produced by Newt and Calista Gingrich, documents the role of Pope John Paul II in bringing an end to Communism in Europe.

Wait.  Maybe Gingrich is only running to prop up the Pope movie?

I have seen, once or twice, this comment about Barack Obama — “He believes America’s Best Days are Behind Us”.  It may be that Ron Paul doesn’t believe that — but from what I gather his position on the debt ceiling is, if Ron Paul believes the best days are ahead of us, it is only after getting through America’s Worst Days — coming off, I suppose, one giant Woodrow Wilson lead century where the government exploded and put off the final explosion.  Well, it is interesting to see Ron Paul supporters tee off on the conventional wisdom.
Hm.
So here’s what I propose. Congressman Ron Paul should get Elizabeth Warren as his VP candidate.
Everyone’s in love with breaking the right / left dichotemy.

Can Rick Santorum save his presidential bid by raising a fuss on Dan Savage? Answer: no.

More bad news for Roy Moore‘s bid.  Son arrested for DUI.  But it didn’t derail Biden’s bid, so….

Rick PerryPraying for stuff.  :
The other day Right Wing Watch noted that the link to a list of endorsers — from the guy who believes the Statue of Liberty is a demonic idol, to the guy who thinks Oprah is the Antichrist — had been removed from the top of the main page of the website for Rick Perry’s Aug. 6 day of prayer, The Response.

Still a creepy event.
Hm.
Rick Perry Accuses Obama of Leaving Astronauts to ‘Hitchhike Into Space’.
Isn’t there a guidebook for that?

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