Archive for October, 2013

your annual halloween costume controversy

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

For the past decade at least, we’ve had this annual Halloween tradition where, for instance, a site like the Huffington Post will display those over sexy costumes, which will be the most viewed page for the moment.  And the question — outraged or titillated — be sure to study each image and  decide for yourself.

You traverse from there to the appropriateness of the “sexy inanimate object” — there’s a sexy pizza costume out there, as the Daily Show mentioned.  To which I end up thinking — oh, why not?  Since we’ve traveled into this realm, we may as well add this surrealistic flair to this.  Better that than the appropriation of “sexy Indian woman”.  (Here we get some side-wind from “the right”, complaining to a college that they’re taking the “fun” out of Halloween for sending a letter suggesting students shouldn’t do this one — curious as they’d be some of the ones who’d be pooh-poohing a hyper- sexualized culture, if not the sexism track.)

Okay.  All this aside.  I was watching a parade of Halloween revelers this last weekend.  Twenty something year old club goer types, I suppose.  And there were those “skanky” costumes.  What puzzled me about some of them was… for the life of me I couldn’t tell what some of them were.  It was like… a tight fitting shirt and short shorts.  Which in most other settings I might figure was maybe de norm — except these outfits were clearly costumes — made of a polyster fabric type not normally worn, and not what is worn in any even the circumstance described.  In tow with a man wearing a Monsters (as in the series of Monsters movies) — green one eyed kooky bulging shirt — I’m thinking … I guess that’s a sexy sailor girl — maybe?  I … think the color scheme is right with that… maybe?

And here my problem with the “sexy Halloween costumes” becomes one where … Now I just want to be able to identify what the costume is a sexy version of.  But this may mark a full turn.  From “Sexy thing that makes some sense to make sexy” to “sexy thing that makes no sense to make sexy” to just “sexy”.

everyone has their comment armies these days

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Fox News has a sock puppet army.

I think it would be amusing to pop into every blog and news source that references this story and create an army of obvious sock puppets, all rolling the Fox News line on the issue.

“Liberal Media Lies”.
“Yeah, like MSNBC doesn’t do the same.”
“We don’t have time for this sideshow when real issues, like the failure of Obamacare and the Benghazi Cover-up, abound.”
“Even 60 Minutes tore down the Benghazi lies.  But they had to.  Losing credibility fast, and everyone would tune to Fox News for the real scoop.”
“Good point! Fox New rules.”
“Fox News rules; MSNBC drools.”
“ha ha.  That’s a good one.”

This is a strange phenomenon.  The nation of Russia has the same thing.  (Calling The West a bunch of hypocrites to shift criticism on Pussy Riot, for instance.)  Giving the “bottom half of the Internet” is a discreditable thing… it strikes me as the equivalent of  sending chain email in terms of possible effects, and for that matter anachronistic tic.

new jersey tea party group endorses robots’ protege

Monday, October 28th, 2013

ITEM NUMBER ONE:  SEAN HIGGENS SMEARS ELIZABETH WARREN WITH YE OLDE “SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS OR HITLER?” Quiz.

I know this line of propaganda.  It’s where you take a sensible enough quote from Al Gore about the internal combustion engine, place it next to a quote by Ted Kaczynski, and then ask to tell who said what.  Or… this works for lots of political actors out there.  The biggie is always Adolf Hitler, as in “Spongebob Squarepants… or Adolf Hitler?”
The confluence here is that Elizabeth Warren supports Glass Steagall.  As does… Lyndon Larouche.  And, yes, it has always been annoying that this is a cause that the Larouchies have picked up on… it is kind of like those Nigerian Spam Scams where you have news or political goals that bubble outside of mainstream news consciousness.
The problem here… Sean Higgens’s question — Could a person pick out the LaRouche quotes from those of somebody like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., herself a major fan of Glass-Steagall?

The answer is… yes.  I missed a grand total of one of them… which looking at it, that one does strike me as wholly unremarkable rhetoric. This despite the intellectual dishonesty Sean Higgens exhibits in not tracking in Lyndon Larocuhe’s allusions to the Anglo Dutch Oligarchy, and whatnot.

I don’t know what Sean Higgens is getting at here.  I’m trying to picture Elizabeth Warren saying this, and I’m failing…  “Who will be today’s Glass and Steagall, not just when nothing is at stake, but under political combat conditions? Who is really serious about the future of our nation?”

I can think of progressives who easily trip into the rhetorical feverswamp Higgens wants us to believe Warren is in here.  And I can think of … well, basically the entire Tea Party.  I don’t know what this gets me.  Curious to note, the Republican primary opponent who ran to Orrin Hatch’s right last time and seems to be positioning himself to possibly run to Mike Lee’s left approves of Glass Steagall.  Can we get a “Dan Lilenquist or Lyndon Larouche” now?

Higgens is oddly contradictory anyway.  Note:  The ad itself is a fairly run-of-the-mill thing.  And –?

Interesting to note.  I’m a little out of the loop on my celebrities, but look.  Someone you might see on teevee at an Occupy rally, supporting Glass Steagall.  Curious reference by way of mocking the mocking.

Tipster Amanda sent us this picture of dirty, unemployed patchouli monster Penn Badgley participating in yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street march by holding a sign (handcrafted by a Tea Partier, it seems) and demanding the return of the Glass-Steagall Act. For some reason he (or the original signmaker) filled in all the holes in the letters—maybe to represent how he/the protesters have “had their fill” of corporate greed? What does it mean. Are we sure he’s the one holding the sign? Given the placement of the arms in the … photo, it seems like the guy behind him might be holding it. But [another] photo … shows him wearing a green t-shirt; the sleeve on the arm holding the sign is green. Is a saboteur at work? (Next week’s Star cover story: “Is Dan Humphrey a secret Larouchie?” Competing Enquirer cover story: “Is Penn Badgley a Radical Octopus?”).

ITEM NUMBER TWO:  NEW JERSEY TEA PARTY HEARTS DIANE SARE
TPath?  Granted, we’re weaving through a curious land in Jersey politics here, and after being endorsed by a couple of marginal three percent in the polls types of perpetual candidates, so get to the big lode of … TPATH.  (Noted.  Whatever the case of their opinion on immigration, we see that the big Hitler comparison on the site’s blob of  images is in regards to guns –or, you know, Obama, like Hitler, is coming for your guns.)

One might suggest that, in some ways, the LaRouche message was the precursor of the Tea Party movement.

This carries on to link to a bunch of writings on the Establishment “Progressive” Republicans of Jeb Bush and Chris Christie and their war on the Patriots of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
This endorsement comes off the heels of their endorsement for the Republican candidate in the US Senate seat… and what the Democrat running in that race?
There is no better use for your contributions this year than the Lonegan Campaign. His opponent, Cory Booker, is collecting Progressive money from Hollywood to Moscow.
To be sure:   Be advised that the comments included herewith are solely those of TPATH and may or may not be condoned by the NJ TEA Party Coalition.

Still, we can counter to this now:
OBAMA WITH HITLER MUSTACHE BILLBOARD IN INDIANA WAS PAID BY DEMOCRAT-AFFILIATED LAROUCHE PAC…SO DON’T BLAME THE TEA PARTY LIBS! THESE ARE YOUR OWN PEOPLE!

Anton Chaitkin is a history scholar. His lectures are excellent. Jeff Steinberg gives an excellent presentation on Waco too.
For me, the litmus test for a person or organisations information is their solutions. LaRouche and UK Column have passed that test with their pushing for Glass Steagall and Bradbury Pound.
Sean Stone is also an educated and well informed man.

In other Diane Sare campaign news.
Diane Sare talks with police officers after she interrupted the debate between Republican New jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Democratic challenger Barbara Buono at Montclair University in Montclair, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Sare was escorted from the debate.
Yeah.  She should have tried her hand at something for the dumbed down public.  Like, maybe she could rework a Lady Gaga song next time.

Media Appearances.  Rockin’ Rich Lynch on the Radio – Show #023 with Carl Dixon of Coney Hatch and Diane Sare.

Some theoretically un-Tea Party like Statement before attending Edison Town Hall
On November 22, exactly 50 years will have passed since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Since that time, especially since the Warren Commission cover-up, Americans have been suspicious of the government.  The events since September 11, 2001 have accelerated that distrust, and the United States is now at a boiling over point, because it is clear that Wall Street, and Obama as a puppet of Wall Street, intend to kill us.  When bankers tell US Senators that it is time to adjust Social Security payments based on an individual’s life expectancy – ie. if a long life is projected, monthly payments must be lowered –only a fool would deny that this is identical to Hitler’s “useless eaters” euthanasia policy.
The fraud around the recent shut down of the government in Washington had nothing to do with Obamacare, but had rather to do with stopping the momentum on reinstating Glass-Steagall at all costs. That is now very clear from the negotiations between President Obama and  Representative Ryan for draconian cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  Also, if Obamacare remains, it will contribute to increasing the death rate.
Interesting to note.  Larouche always hated John F Kennedy.  And while the current heavy focus is clearly marking the occasion of attention being paid to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination (re: Nigerian Scam Spam technique) — there’s also a notable shift — it was round about 1983 when Larouche stopped hated Franklin Roosevelt and started finding him useful.  Thirty years later, time to jump to the next biggie of 30 years later.

And from the campaign statements… we do see that if you are a 9/11 Truther… you have a better option on the ballot.  One who doesn’t disrupt the major candidate debates.

Item Number THREE:  Curious question from the states page.  “Is Lyndon Larouche dead?”  It looks like the premise of one of those too clever amusement websites — yes, I’m referencing this classic page.

But actually.  I’ll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag.  The answer is yes.  Lyndon Larouche is dead.  He died during his contrived “prison term”, which was, in fact, just a ruse.  See, Larouche has long been employed by the Illuminati as a disinformationalist agent par excellence — they reveal certain secrets through him which they want tarnished by his association, and they use him to discredit all opponents of the Powers that Be.  When they learned that Larouche had but a few years left to live, they concocted this criminal trial to put him in prison, to buy themselves enough time to create a Robot version of Larouche.  The reason for Larouche’s early release was that they were ahead of schedule, and saw no reason for delay.

Sometimes you can spot some peculiarities.  Noted here one small clue :

Dr. Dave’s Guide to Writing the College Paper —
The political extremist Lyndon LaRouche, who knows for certain that Henry Kissinger and the Queen of England are engaged in narcotics trafficking, insists on using the subjunctive even though he never had a doubt in his life.  I once pointed out this peculiar inconsistency in a news column, and I was rewarded with a free copy of his writings from prison.  The very first line says, “It were an ill wind which had not sent some Plato dialogues into my cell.”  It were too much for me.

And thus he achieved Immortality.
(This is just puzzling.   “Anti Larouche camp growing”.  If you say so.  But, sure… that chortling incident may be another sign that Larouche is, indeed, a robot replica.)

ITEM NUMBER FOUR:  The Webster Tarpley Report

Webster Tarpley fans want Tarpley to debate Noam Chomsky?
I do hope Webster Tarpley gets wind of this and wades in to challenge Noam Chompsky to a debate. Webster will crush him.

The mind reels.  Of course, some 9/11 Truthers think that Webster Tarpley is just another gate-keeper, guarding a gate further in against those who crash Noam Chomsky’s gate.

Listen to this 9/11 debate. Webster Tarpley’s inexplicable ignorance and obscene cognitive dissonance regarding Zionist control of the United States and the West in general betrays his mindless Zionist apologia as deliberate, purposeful obfuscation. Honest commentators Barrett, Felton and Blakeney lay waste to Tarpley’s senile, putrid narrative.

A bunch of over hyped bloviators tossing out every 9-11 story out there and differing in opinion, of course… just to mix it up. One think they had i common is they loved their labels… ism this ist that… oy vey.
Oh yeah, they all have books for sale… AND hey had callers… Truther Girl and Syria Girl phoned in… so you know it wasn’t a side show… fer shur.
All in all i’d have to say the big message here is: We’ll never give you the straight story and we do this on purpose… and BUY OUR BOOKS.
Twelve years into it, what have these paid political hacks done, really?

ALSO.

Dr. Fetzer all-but-outed Tarpley during that conference a year or so ago in Canada, I believe–it was the Toronto Conference if I remember correctly. “Dr.” Tarpley kept refusing to deal with israHell and zionist involvement/orchestration of 911, and brought upon himself nothing-but-grief from A LOT of people there for ignoring the-elephant-in-the-room.

AND:

We’re not saying that Israel runs everything, it’s a continuum from the Yale Skull & Bones boys, to Wall St, The City of London and Tel Aviv, but until Webster G Tarpley saddles up and points a finger at Mossad involvement in 9/11, including their collaborative/contributory role in orchestrating the 20 military exercises on that day, he becomes less and less relevant as a historian and has no way of providing a solution to the problem we all face.

Still has love at Stormfront, though.

Webster Tarpley presented the documentation showing how Venice created the Reformation and the Counterreformation in order to implement the New Age [published in a longer version in New Federalist in three installments, March 22, April 5, April 12, 1992]. It is important to state this, because any competent approach must focus on the cultural climate as the basis on which any intelligence operation can be run.

In regards to the “Buy the Book” frenzy at your 9/11 Truth conferences… Webster Tarpleyon CPSAN 3.   Meanwhile, tune to CSPAN 4 for the press conference of the Modern Whig Party.  And CSPAN 6 to watch the latest Larouche basement team report.

ITEM NUMBER FIVE.  Media notices.

Ni Hao, you’re listening to PEOPLE IN THE KNOW, bringing you insights into the headlines in China and around the World. I’m Zheng Chenguang in Beijing.  Joining us in our CRI studio today is Bill Jones, Washington Burea Chief of the Executive Intelligence Review.

Dr. Deagle Show with Harley Schlanger.

Trying to sell the Thom hartmann forum again.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Douglas Degroot, with the Executive Intelligence Review, from Leesburg, Florida, about the issue of the US Special Forces operation that saw the abduction of an alleged extremist from Libya.

“There’s really no alternative, as a matter of fact, you’ll probably see the only kind of independent movement in the last few years which has been the Tea Party, could lose some support as a result of this crisis,” Bill Jones of the Executive Intelligence Review told Press TV on Monday.

The big Alex Jones Show interview.  Seems to be getting shorter — this was, what?, half an hour?
And here’s what the People Are Saying.
another dickhead the queen of England runs the world yet who controls the worlds finance media Hollywood the JEWS the British monarch is a toothless tiger and is only there to entertain us
You whould hang them pubicly not let them get fat in office controlled by shadowy piglets. Murder their families as well before they murder you. Good luck;)
How can you be both a Nazi and a Zionist, the two are diametrically opposed, I can see why the fraud did time in prison for theft
but he offers no solid ideas about how to realistically accomplish it…Does anyone truly think con-gress will turn bipartisan & agree to impeach Obama? What then?…Prez Biden? (choke, gasp!) No, the whole bunch of commie criminals (minus a few patriots) needs to be forced out. No one I’ve heard discusses that in real terms…
Larouche is an interesting guy. It’s hard to buy what he is selling though
Spot on analysis & contribution from Larouche. Unless the science of clean, cheap energy is unlocked from the claws of Big Oil/Gas, humanity has no future. And the first step towards that must be the impeachment of Obama. Get rid of this poisonous, Hitlerian bum. Run him out of Washington before he begins his program to get rid of US.
England sore loosers couldn’t beat USA so the Queen gets Obama in power to kill all Americans because England would never beat USA I a all out war .
Alex, you know we can’t reverse it. We’re almost at the sixth seal in revelation :p
Obama is the set up man for the Antichrist it is coming soon
Well said we are now in the first 3 years of the great tribulation in my opinion. Even the heathen knows something is up
The day before Kennedy was shot, Earl Warren was mailed a letter from Dallas, I believe from G.H.W.Bush, saying remember you are only chief Justice of the Supreme Court for life. Also fluoride in water and all the crap laws, not democratically derived, are from the Queen, she is the most evil twat. La Rouche is right on. Great interview.
lol anglo-american i didnt notice that till i watched this video again, what a fucking shill this Jones is, its bad enough not mentioning jews but then blaming it on anglo-americans? disgusting.
Yeah its confirmed now with this video, I used to give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he is christian like he claims he is, but no he fucking aint. Or he is one of these idiot zionist christians that thinks helping the jews rule the world will get him a special place in heaven. I should’ve realised when he had that argument with TheYoungTurks, TheYoungTurks and AlexJones are two of the biggest new news media outlets in the world and they are both working for the same people.
This whole interview was a crock of shit and this guy is so old why he care what happens? he blames the Queen and Obama without ever mention the federal reserve and how jew interests control everything in the USA. I HATE this sort of DISINFORMATION, you might not be allowed to name the JEWS alex, but fucking stop sending out DISINFORMATION, and if you was a PATRIOT YOU WOULD NAME THE JEWS AS YOUR ENEMY!
ThermoNuclear Fusion is NOT FUCKING NECESSARY. Larouche is FULL OF SHIT. Many nations have gone 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY. HEMP is a REAL SOLUTION. HEMP OIL DIESEL, HEMP BUILDING MATERIALS. Wind TURBINES are a REAL SOLUTION, and during peak wind, the electricity can be used to split hydrogen from Ocean Water, there by fuel to power generators be stored for hours without much wind.
This is vicious propaganda disinfo. The Banksters are chasing the same thing Larouche and JonesTown are chasing… IMMORTALITY. These bunch of vicious turds think if they serve The EmPyre and it’s divide and conquer scam, that they’re going to be made to live for ever by The Fountain of Youth that is REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, aka Adult Stem Cell Therapy. THAT’S why they’re fucking everybody over, is they think they can do it without getting fucked, because they all own underground bunkers.
Nobama KNOWS that most Americans hate his guts…..oh that isn’t Christian of me….really??? They guy is a shape-shifting reptilian. Loving and praying for him is the same as loving and praying for his father, Satan! Look for Martial Law to be implemented via some staged event that will kill large numbers, within the next 4 months. Nobama’s ace in the hole is Martial Law. He lost the last election. He is still there. He is staying there!
I’m a big supporter of Mr. LaRouche and his efforts as well as his presentations on You Tube, but he comes across like a broken record, & he didn’t answer Alex’s questions. His first priority is impeachment, and second is the re-enstatement of Glass-Steagall. Both are absolutely on point. What bothers me though is his constant reference to Hitler, ignoring the even bigger genocide of the Russians & the Chinese by the Bolshevik Jews, and the Mossad’s involvement in 911. Saudi/British op my ass!
I’m 64 and I grew up hearing nothing positive about Lyndon LaRouche. But lately I’ve changed my opinion of him to that of an accurate forecaster. He knows Hitler’s policies first hand; and he and I agree obama’s are no different. Impeach the tyrant obama and throw him out!
I walked into you LaRouche about 10 years ago, or more at Powell’s Book Store in Portland, Oregon on Burnside Avenue, and at the time I was still recovering from being crucified by the general public, I didn’t know who you were, but you were looking at me and the conversation was about reading books, and I said I come here often to look for books. I’m not saying you were crass but I am saying you were taken aback by me. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover, my cover has been redecorated.
Yeah this has to be just about the worst episode I’ve seen of Info wars, I love it when the Jone’s team breaks a story that no other media hub will touch with a 10 foot pole. But Alex also has a tendency to invite geriatric imbisiles onto his show, who are so far out of the loop that it’s almost embarrassing. And then Alex who claims to be a beacon of truth will just sit idly by and let these jokers preach ignorance without even a shred of evidence. “YEAH, sure Obama’s calling the shots.REALLY?
WE NEED ANOTHER “JFK” MOMENT.
lol! yah
Yea, Lyndon is just a true visionary and Renaissance man. Just aint words t to describe the intellect in amazing mind of his. He represents humanity as a whole and simply empowering it to achieve what it was always designed to do: build, grow and produce something better than before so each successive generation can flourish. A true progressive is what he is, and he mimicks much of what JFK wanted concerning a real scientific and prosperous nation…and that is why they blackballed him.

ITEM NUMBER SIX:  THE POST OFFICE TOUR

 Daily Paul chimes in on the Indiana Billboard story.
LaRouche had been running this poster since spring 2009, and Alex Jones knows it, since he has LaRouche on his radio show every few months. That’s more than four years of LaRouchies getting middle fingers and shouts from offended motorists. I’m wondering why its suddenly on Infowars like its news?
(Reported here.)

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Why hasn’t Lyndon been elected President by now. I see James Woods as Veep.
Let’s not take cues from the Left on hyperbole and going over-the-top with our hatred. How about something like, “He really, really sucks,” or “This last election is proof America has been dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.” Leave the ridiculous stuff to the ridiculous people.
I believe history will prove that Obama killed more people than Hitler.
So where is Obama hiding 11 million bodies? Because that’s how many people are believed to have died in the Holocaust. Are you planning on including all the Soldiers, Civilians and children killed in Iraq in that needless war to Bush’s head count?
I’m talking about the people that will die in the future wars due to YoBamas current ineptness. Also his abortion policies that have already killed millions of people. I did not say YoBama already killed 11 million people. Sorry if I didn’t word it clearly enough.

Democratic Underground discusses Larouchie appearance at the Libertarian Led cross-ideological anti NSA Rally.  (A bit of background on the partisan controversy on attending or not.)

Obama with Hitler mustache at the ‘Stop Watching Us’ Rally
Any “LIBERAL” associating with these people can go fuck themselves.
A couple of LaRouche nuts show up at near every rally.  What would you have people do?
Handle it like Barney Franks did?
Larouche People.  They hang out at post offices around here. They are an invasive species – very hard to get rid of.
wants to basically have Obama impeached for a program that has not only been occurring for several decades and been repeatedly approved by both parties in Congress, but has been upheld by the courts to be Constitutional? I smell ODS here.
The last protest I went to, I saw these guys: [westboro baptists].  I also saw these guys:  [blackblocks anarchists].  Their presence didn’t taint the antiwar effort any more than Libertarians taint the effort to end warrantless spying on American citizens. You need to rethink your “guilt by association” strategy.
Told you it was a fucking LaRouche crazy. They did the same thing during the Bush Admin.  They’ll do it again during the next administration.
FFS. Oh, just great. They should take their moustache back to Glennbeckistan.
Give me a break. That’s a LaRouche poster.   They go to all sorts of events to “intervene” and present their politics. They go to anti-war demonstrations too. Does that mean that no progressive can go to an antiwar demonstration? Or, perhaps progressives should physically remove them?
A very strange mix of people at that thing.  But anywhere President Obama is depicted as Hitler is a place I’d never be. Not a chance. Politics may make for strange bedfellows, but that’s way too strange for me. Fuck Ron Paul, his son, Libertarians, LaRouchies and their cohorts, each and every one.
WOW,  There’s still LaRouche nuts out there. I recall arguing with these fools back in the mid-80s. They were at the local post office and had a sign that noted “Mosquitos can cause aids because they can’t wear condoms.” I stopped and asked, “What in the hell are you talking about?” It turned into a heated exchange. They’re still around.
There are still unironic LaRouchies in the country?  This must be their mating plumage.

Dateline Wise County:  
Demonstrators call for Obama’s impeachment at post office
Craig Holtzclaw, a LaRouche PAC organizer, demonstrated Friday morning in front of the U.S. Post Office in Decatur. 
Idiots.

 Dateline Ilion:
It’s not everyday that you see a presidential protest in the Village of Ilion; but, that’s exactly what happened on Friday in front of the Nice n Easy.
Representatives from theLaRouche political action groupfrom Hackensack, New Jersey spent all day Friday on public property in front of the Nice n Easy convenience store in the village, asking curious passers-by to sign their petition to impeach President Obama.
“He’s a criminal,” said Scott Mooney of the LaRouche PAC.  ”He’s declared war against the people of the United States and we won’t stop until he’s impeached.”
“The officer said there were anonymous threats phoned in claiming someone was going to burn down the display if police didn’t remove it,” said Noll.  ”He said Police told them they were just minutes away but that there was no way they could guarantee their safety if they chose to stay.”
The Ilion location was selected at random, according to Mooney.  ”We were just driving through and thought that this was a good location,” he said.  He said the fact that the symbolic Remington Arms plant, America’s oldest gunmaker, was next door was coincidental.

Sure it was.

Dateline Germany

In Germany, the home of LaRouche’s wife Helga, these charges resonate differently than they do in the United States, where the specter of fascism can seemingly be invoked now with the slightest provocation. Calling someone a “Nazi” is an insult in Washington, but a matter of considerably more gravity in Germany, where the nation’s Basic Law was specifically drafted in response to Adolph Hitler’s reign.
Because the LaRouche organization works hard to synchronize its various national chapters, Obamacare remains a primary target regardless of the setting. This leads to some curious effects, as in this protest recently photographed in Stuttgart. While LaRouche operatives have been implying that the President is a fascist for years, sometimes going so far as to display a photograph of him sporting a Hitler moustache, identifying him with the slogan “Nie wieder Euthanasie!” — “Euthanasia: never again! — in a German context feels more serious somehow.

A suggestion from NRA types on how to deal with a relative supportive of gun control
What OP should do is (via money order) donate $5 in ********* uncle’s name and address to the GOP, the state Tea Party, Lyndon LaRouche, John Birch Society, etc. The uncle will be barraged for the rest of his life with papers and requests for more money from all those groups.

INSULTAPALOOZA
If the Tea party stuck to fiscal issues and Gov. Debt, I would tend to ignore them, like the Lyndon LaRouche idiots.

Oh look, another non sequitur.  You should have used UFOs. It ‘s a more absurd example.  LaRouche-like.

Larouche’s “basement team” has been on this for a few years, and has been involved with international forums and seminars on the subject. LaRouche is much more respected in Russia than USA.

You are no democrat , I am thinking Lyndon Larouche.

You are probably talking about the most puerile “everything and now” fringe – like some members of the Libertarian Party – but that’s like judging Democrats by Lyndon LaRouche.

 They should all be at Lyndon Larouche status for all I care. Of course it won’t happen because the oligarchs will save their sorry asses.

Hm… Lyndon LaRouche calls Gays “pederasts, faggots and cocaine sniffers.”  10/21/05

Unacceptable non-candy Halloween trick or treat.   Back issues of Executive Intelligence Review.

Erm?
i agree that soooo much of what LaRouche has said is true but around here he has been more villified than the devil himself, that anyone who believes a word from LaRouche is psychotic at best and an anti amerikkkkan terrorist at worst.
The LaRouche group used to set up tables in harvard square and i enjoyed getting into some long winded conversations with them. there was usually some mib looking spok types sitting in unlarked vans or cars, dark glasses, etc for some reason pointing camera at the area his tale was set up in
sigghhhh could it be true? fially an end to the nwo and it’s devils but for now i doubt it
well, its a pleasant distraction to entertain, but realistically I don’t see it happening.  They have been grooming [racist epithet] too long to let anything like that happen.

Oh and what exactly will be written on the flyer. Hopefully yours are better designed than the Lyndon LaRouche for President ones.

Laconics on Timothy Leary.

Brett Farve? Tim Tebow? Jeff Garcia?

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Desperation time for the Saint Louis Rams.  And Desperation means they go and try to coax Brett Farve out of retirement.

Brett Favre says that he loved playing in the NFL but that the game took a physical toll and he won’t return, even though league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the St. Louis Rams reached out to his agent.

“It’s flattering, but you know there’s no way I’m going to do that,” Favre said in an interview with Sports Talk 570 powered by ESPN in Washington.

The Rams lost Sam Bradford to season-ending knee surgery earlier this week.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked Thursday afternoon whether his team reached out to Favre’s agent.

“During the process I didn’t disclose any information and I feel no need to disclose information after the process,” Fisher said. “That’s how we are. That’s consistent with our policy and our philosophy.”

Asked if that was a denial, Fisher said: “It’s I don’t talk about the process.”

What?  Did they lose the number to reach Steve DeBerg?

On Sunday, we got reports flurrying about the Internets that the team may just want to sign up Tim Tebow.  Days later, we get this analysis.

Tebow’s name continues to be broached whenever a quarterback opening arises, even though the evidence is mounting that there is no longer interest in him as an NFL QB. That the Rams turned to the inexperienced Davis, the consistently-underperforming Quinn and even Favre instead of formally giving Tebow a ring puts the Heisman Trophy winner’s status in some perspective.

Or.  You know.  Speculators are speculating.  Just throw names out there that will get page views.

My gauge is that the Rams see a lost season before them, and figure if they’re just playing out the string — and at best just needing to keep their team on an even keel and above water for next season — they might as well make things entertaining.  So, why not just throw Brett Farve out there for a few games?  Should sell tickets, right?  As for Tim Tebow… he actually wants to play in the league right now, and is being by-passed for players who don’t want to play in the league.

Though this is interesting too.

If Browns coach Rob Chudzinski isn’t happy with his current quarterback situation — and by all indications he’s not — there might be a third option besides Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell. It’s not a great third option, but it’s a third option.
That potential third option is 43-year-old former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia. In a radio interview on Tuesday, Garcia said he reached out to the Browns after Brian Hoyer suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Week 5.
“It’s funny, I actually reached out to the Browns and said, ‘Hey, if you need a guy to come in, work me out, take a look,’ ” Garcia told the Bull&Fox on WKRK-FM in Cleveland. “I don’t know if people want me back in Cleveland, but I’m open to the opportunity.”

See too...

The quarterback guru told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday he would embrace the chance to play for the Minnesota Vikings while serving as a mentor for Josh Freeman. […]
Garcia downplayed Tuesday’s interview with a Cleveland radio station “as light-hearted” when he lobbied for a chance to help solve the Browns’ quarterback riddle before coach Rob Chudzinski turned to journeyman Jason Campbell over struggling Brandon Weeden.
But Garcia, who serves as a twice-weekly NFL Network analyst, admits he’d be open to an NFL return and that it is not just some mid-life crisis.

Well, that’s not terribly flattering to the Browns, is it?
I suppose the theory of a Jeff Garcia comeback is different than the theory of a Brett Farve comeback.  Farve would be all about the shits and giggles; Garcia would be basically coaching the future quarterback as he sits on the bench for a while.  Which is why the Rams never thought of picking up Garcia.  That, and…

Er?

Is Jon Kitna still in the league?  Maybe they can just throw him out there.

defining a center in Utah

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

It is hard to imagine a Democrat winning a statewide seat in Utah, but we always see the Representative Jim Matheson as the perpetual “fill in the blank” to gauge the upper length of Democratic Party strength against a Republican incumbent.  Should Jim Matheson win in his next contest against Mia Love, and then wonder if he would win in a third match – up against Mia Love, I do wonder if he might just throw out that long shot bid, pondering the current polling problems of Mike Lee.

Mike Lee was the man who ultimately deposed Senator Bennett (Human Event had him in the list of 10 RINOs at a time when there were only 40 Senators to choose from to call a “RINO”).  It was in Utah’s undemocratic activist – heavy convention nominating system.  In a straight up primary, Bennett would’ve probably sailed to re-election.  As it were, Mike Lee has subsequently either embarrassed himself or taken a brave stand against the Mighty Establishment by placing himself as Ted Cruz’s right hand man.  Whichever is the case, Mike Lee’s poll numbers have taken a dump, and he’s now the butt of business leaders and Republican Establishment grumbling.

Most amusingly enough…

Former state senator Dan Liljenquist and Josh Romney, one of Mitt’s sons, have also been mentioned as possible challengers, Utah Republicans say. Liljenquist enjoyed tea party backing when he ran unsuccessfully against Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R) in last year’s primary.

Liljenquist criticized Lee’s handling of the shutdown. “I’m struggling to see what was gained from it for Utah,” he said. “An all-or-nothing approach makes people uncomfortable here.”

Dan Liljenquist was the “out of the lurch” figure who took up this charge when some more established figure didn’t.  The two notes I took from his campaign was a clever website that rehashed Orrin Hatch’s initial “against the Establishment” Senate campaign of 1976 (with your typical “my opponent has been there too long and is too old” line).  And, as reported in either Slate or Salon — I don’t remember — an answer to a town hall question that he is in favor of Glass Steagall, but that’s too complicated to get into right there.  That makes for an interesting “Right Meets Left” flash point.  (The act is currently championed by Elizabeth Warren in the Senate.)

The differences here are largely tactical, and quite a bit of it is political positioning — it would look like Dan Liljenquist has few entry point possibilities in a one party state and was looking at the calendar for Orrin Hatch’s term expiring, but sees a chance at Mike Lee.  But this positioning is one of those “huh”s.  Right in the center, I suppose, such as the Center is… to the left of Orrin Hatch, to the right of Mike Lee.

it’s all about the competence

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Conspiracy time!  Was this fainting woman at the Obamacare speech… staged?  Or… you know… is there something to the Jon Stewart quip from last night that (to paraphrase)… “Brilliant!  Place the diabetic pregnant woman in the sun”.  (Which, you know, does imply a bit of incompetence as opposed to teh evil.)

Interesting, the second comment here predicts the inevitable.  (But we missed out on the other big conspiracy of the moment — the Freemason blasting Stenographer — who was that man who whispered into her ear? — we see that it’s gone from random blogger to the big time Conspiracy Nuts!)

Incidentally, it’s curious to see this site blast Democratic pols for entertaining cuts in Entitlements.  A site which finds Socialism lurking everywhere.  But imagine it in the age of Kennedy — rhetorically around the spectre of all that  “Tree of Liberty refreshed with the Blood of Tyrants”  line.  Today, of course… everything went to pot after his assassination, which “they did” to stop and start a bunch of things.

— Hey!  Look!  All Elvis Conspiracy theories debunked in one “Look what this guy ate” comment!

[…]

Back to Health Care… Look!  A primary contest in Idaho!

A conservative lawmaker from Meridian says he filed paperwork Saturday to begin raising money for a possible challenge against Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter in the May 2014 Republican primary.
Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher cites Otter’s decision to establish a state-run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act as a motivating factor.

Hm.  Basically in the whole ACA  Health Insurance gambit, the states are doing a reasonably good job and the federal government is, at least right now, blowing it.  (Yeah, I know.   “The ACA is not just a website”, “we see that people are interested” at least, and a bunch of other things.)  So, Butch Otter’s big crime is… circumventing the problems of the national government and moving in the competent federalist manner that the law actually envisioned (what, with it being a product of the thinking of the Heritage Foundation years ago, when they had to throw up a counter to Single Payer).

[…]

You know

If McAuliffe gets elected it will show exactly how morally bankrupt the voters of the state of Virginia are. How else could you describe people who would vote for someone with as many criminal skeletons in his closet as McAuliffe?

Four years ago, the current Republican governor of Virginia was heralded as the “Future” of the Republican Party, for some kind of mainstream conservative Republicanism.  Now he’s limping off in scandal.  McAuliffe, the shady-ish bagman of the Clinton Presidency is… hrm.  Well, at least no one’s going to call him the Future of the Democratic Party, so in four years the state can turn to someone else.

Indeed … the WORST candidate for Governor anywhere since … well, since Illinois had Blago and that other jailbird Governor. […]
I hope the voters in VA come to their senses.

He’s only the third worst candidate for Governor in this particular election campaign.  Behind the Republican’s candidate and the Libertarian’s.

But what I’m wondering here is when will the “Obamacare” bashing comments will come?

Of course, “ObenshainCare” will be his albatross.

I can’t tell if that one counts or not, or what that’s supposed to mean.

This campaign breaks the string of 9 counter-trend races, where the governor of Virginia elected is the other party of the President of the United States elected the year before.  A bit more can be made of this than the “mad as hell” of the president’s party — but here we go.

the way of the Whigs.

Monday, October 21st, 2013

It’s time to brush out the Whig Party analogy again.

Like, if the Republicans follow the path of Ted Cruz, they will go the way of the Whigs.

Like, if the Republicans don’t go the way of Ted Cruz… they will go the way of the Whigs.

“Texas likes a fighter,” Mr. Patrick said. “He’s only been there 10 months, but he’s proven to be a fighter. If our party doesn’t lead as a bold conservative party, then we will disappear as a party.”

Or, we’d have some kind of splintering party working here.  Hillary Clinton versus Elizabeth Warren versus Jeb Bush versus Ted Cruz.  Something like the 1860 election battle between what was essentially two Democratic Parties and two Whig Parties.  And if we throw out the electoral vote, and the first to 26 percent of the vote wins!
Or… you know… whoever gets the most money into the right coffers will decide which Republican Party is victorious.  Jim Demint and Club for Growth into Cruz and the Chamber of Commerce into Bush.  All this bickering back and forth becomes a sideshow.  Though, I suppose, we’ll probably see … urm… John McCain speak at the Hillary Clinton convention (though not the Elizabeth Warren one), and the Jeb Bush convention (though not the Ted Cruz one).  Does any of this make sense.

I see we’re getting the old diatribe on John F Kennedy: Conservative.  Being hawked all about… it’s the cover feature of the American Spectator.  The Reason interview here is a little too flip in by-passing the point that… er… sure, Senator Al Gore Senior belly-ached on Kennedy’s “Kenynesian Tax Cut” proposal, but it was still… taking the top marginal rate from a really high rate to a merely high rate.   And it faced opposition from a “balance the goddamned budget” right of — oh, Eisenhower and Byrd.  So what does this bring us to in terms of today’s policy fights?  I don’t know.

No, I don’t much think the Tea Party — which I guess is how I’m obliged to define “Conservative” right about now — would much like Kennedy.  Sure, he threw his lot in with Nixon against the Hollywood Left star Helen Gahagan Douglas in 1950.   So we have some definition on what he considered too far out of bounds as he hewed to some conceived center, and ebbed and flowed with political currents.

The American Spectator image of Kennedy alongside Reagan is … rich.  At this time everyone was running around calling him a Marxist.  The entire city of Dallas, actually.  And the same people insisting Kennedy as a conservative wouldn’t call Lyndon Johnson one, even as he pushed forward on Kennedy’s unfulfilled policy attempts.   I suppose we can think that generally the story goes that Kennedy was saddled with a Democratic Platform further to his left than his … somewhat non existant and inconsequential Senate record.

Look!  A New Kennedy assassination debunking book, which surely will silence everyone.
This bundle of Kennedy conspiracy theories will never go the way of the Whigs.  Which reminds me… just who did kill Zachory Taylor?  When we get to the bottom of that, we’ll see the real story behind the death of the Whig Party.