can't tell you. tried to watch but had to turn it off. we're home and it's easier out here to get your tv through the internet. so we have 'youtube tv.' i tried to watch the show but none of the sound matched up with the lips.
i then tried other services - netflix, hbo max, etc.
the same thing.
so it's not the streamer, it's the streaming. trying to get a person to talk to was ridiculous on the phone so i had to go online.
waiting forever for a real person - not a virtual person - i had plenty of time and used it.
and discovered that the 200 mpbs that we're paying for (we were told it was unlimited and it cost over $120 a month) isn't the best.
they have a 300 mpbs, for example, for $40 - you read that right.
not only is my internet service f**ked up and useless, it's also overpriced. i could get 500 mpbs for $60. i bring that up with the person in customer service when they finally show up and get told they'll knock $15 off a month. so i'll still be paying about 3 times a much as people with 100 more mpbs.
i'm talking to neighbors tomorrow to find out what's better in this area. i am switching.
the asshole in customer service said i couldn't break my contract.
i said, 'what contract, asshole. i've never agreed to a contract and i've never signed one and i've had this service for 15 years.'
Monday, November 28, 2022. The horror trinity of Tulsi, Tucker and
Turley continue to try to destroy lives, Iraqi Amir Ashour is awarded
an honor, Christians in Iraq continue to struggle and much more.
Chasten Buttigieg hit back at Tucker Carlson after the Fox News host
bizarrely chastised his husband, out Transportation Secretary Pete
Buttigieg, for “lying” about his sexuality.
Pete Buttigieg “always wants to talk about identity!”
Carlson squawked last week on his show as the chyron blared, “PETE:
ANTI-GAY VICTIMHOOD NARRATIVE? COUNT ME IN.”
“And the funny, ironic thing is, until just a few years ago, Buttigieg wouldn’t even admit that he was gay!”
“He hid that! And then lied about it for reasons he has never been
asked to explain,” Carlson said excitedly, as if he had never heard of
the concept of coming out. Pete Buttigieg came out as gay in 2015 when
he was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “Why not?”
While talking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Chasten Buttigieg explained using
small words that “my husband served under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the
policy that banned gay and bisexual servicemembers from serving in the
“This kind of rhetoric is easy,” he said. “It’s so easy to attack
people and to go on your talk show and fire people up about something
that’s not actually happening.”
“I love my husband deeply. I know he’s a committed public servant, and he has everyone’s best interests at heart.”
“I just think these people, again, with these megaphones… they have
to have a big platform and rather than focusing on real issues, people’s
lives, making them better, they’ve decided to focus on hate.”
trashy Tucker. Glenn Greenwald's friend. Glenn let's him hide because
what else can a useless man like Glenn do. He pretends he's a proud
father but a proud father wouldn't go on a show like Tucker's. He's
teaching to cower and whore. What a sad dad.
Tucker and Tulsi, the trash from FOX NEWS.
REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT addressed these liars.
Tulsi? I know she's a freak and a member of a cult but why is she saying "Our children"?
don't have kids. She's on marriage number two and there are no
children. There's guru Chris, the leader of her cult. But there are no
You have to wonder how FOX plans to
sell Tulsi to its viewers. They're not too fond of most traditional
religions so Hindu will be difficult to sell and that's before you add
on her cult.
With Tulsi, a few flaunt stupidity. Tulsi, they insisted is anti-war.
No, she's not.
campaigned on that. She went on Joe Rogan and other shows talking a
big game. She should be president, she insisted, because she was
anti-war. She should be president, not a War Hawk and certainly not a
War Hawk like Joe Biden.
announced she's left the Democratic Party (believe she was kicked to the
curb first) and began comparing Joe Biden to Hitler.
Does Tulsi think he's Hitler? Then who put 'Hitler' in the White House?
explained this reality over and over -- including in real time. And we
could redo it again but I'm still feeling sick so we'll just swipe from
the last time we covered it in full -- back in March:
Wednesay, July 31st, she was finally on stage with Joe Biden. And
big talking Tulsi, whose big issue was the war, was on stage with Joe
Biden who voted for the IRaq, War, who did a pre-war hearing that was
stakced with war supporters though Joe tried to pretend it was fair and
balanced, the man who voted over and over to keep funding the war, the
man whod efended it over and over (despite his 2019 lie that he had
turned on the wr the minute bombs started ropping). Here was Tulsi's
chance to finally take the fight to Joe.
Biden was on the ropes. He was struggling and he could have been
eliminated that night. If Tulsi had done the job she should have, he
could have been out of the primary.
instead, she decided to take out Kamala Harris. Jimmy Dore rightly
points out that Kamala ended up without any support at all. Throughout
the entire thing, the long process, no one was flacking to her. He's
right. But he is someone who has some allegience to Tulsi that is
greater than his allegiance to the truth. Now I'll overlook that on
Jimmy. He speaks out on many important topics. And I'll defend her
from the lunatic attacks from WHoopi Goldberg and others.
But I'm not going to pretend that we saw Tulsi was a whore at the debates.
the transcript -- or read the snapshot -- because Tulsi went after
Kamala and Kamala was no threat. She was never going to get the
nomination. She had no large base of support. Most women did not rally
to her. African-Americans in the south did not relate to her.
But Tulsi used her time and her ammo on Kamala. Not on Joe.
defenders -- and, sadly, that included BLACK AGENDA REPORT -- would
make excuses for her. There was no excuse. Joe Biden was the choice of
the establishment and he was being carried by the corporate meid and
covered and pimped by them.
She should have taken out Joe.
Sher refused to do so.
you missed that debate, you may join the liars and insist that she was
making statements and -- B.S. That's a damn lie. Jake Tapper was a
moderator. He specifically called on her regarding Joe Biden and he was
puzzled -- watch his face -- by her remarks which were rescuing Joe and
excusing his actions.
He looks like he's
wondering if she understood the question. SO he then goes back to her
for a second time and is more specific. And Tulsi again takes a pass.
night, the next day and through the weekend, Tulsi shows up where ever
she could on TV and repeatedly insisted that Joe said his vote was wrong
and that was good enough for her.
wnet far beyond just his initial vote but Tulsi buried that in hre
comments and buried Joe's Iraq issues for the press. When the
self-promoted anti-war candidate told the American people and the press
that Joe had nothing to apologize for or make amends for that everything
was fine? There was no longer a story there. The media wants
conflict. And it wants conflict is can hide behind to pretend to be
objective. Had Tulsi held Joe accountable on the stage, the issue of
the Iraq War would have been forced itno the conversation by the
My allegiance is not to any politician.
is one of the reasons Joe Biden is in the White House. She had the
chance to tak ehim out and instead aimed her fire at Kamala. People
like pig Michael Tracey were overjoyed.
they refuse to admit now is that Tulsi gave the nomination to Joe on
that night in July of 2019. They refuse to also admit that the woman
Tulsi 'destroyed' on stage is now Vice President of the United States.
So exactly how badly did Tulsi destroy Kamala?
It was pure fake assery.
don't even feel like bolding that but, yeah, we covered it in real
time, we covered over and over since, including everything above which
ran in March.
She's a fake ass
liar. She talked a big talk about bad Joe Biden but in July of 2020,
she was finally onstage with him for a debate -- the first time. And,
turns out, the only time. Jake Tapper set her up to call Joe out for
the Iraq War. And she gave him a pass. She lied for him. If you
watched, you might have been as surprised as Jake was. After others
spoke, he teed her up again. Again, she chose to defend Joe Biden on
the Iraq War.
She proved who she really was
that night. Barack Obama, seeking the 2008 nomination, hit people over
their heads with their support for that war and Barack wasn't anti-war.
Weak ass Tulsi couldn't even stand by her comments made on podcasts.
a liar and fake and anyone claiming she's anti-war at this point is
just deluding themselves. When push came to shove, spineless Tulsi
Now she makes bucks by attacking LGBTQs.
As Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "The Real Groomers"
pointed out, the real groomers are people like Lauren Boebert and her
husband Jayson. When not beating Lauren (it's true, she had to file for
a protective order at one point), Jasyon liked to drag Lauren to a bar
to watch as he exposed himself to young women. She lied in a book that
he didn't do it. A book somebody else probably wrote for her, remember,
she dropped out of school and then failed the GED multiple times. But
Jayson admitted it in court and was put on probation.
Those are groomers.
trying to say that the LGBTQs are groomers. This is not new, know your
history. The argument is that they are grooming children -- it's the
one Anita Bryant made all those years ago. She called it recruitment
and argued, as the hate mob does today, that they had to recruit (or
groom) because they couldn't reproduce.
They couldn't reproduce? Like Tulsi?
The community doesn't have to reproduce. It's always been with us and that's what the liars want to deny.
What's worse is they want to harm children. That's the reality: Tulsi, Tucker and others want to harm children.
Jonathan Turley, noted homophobe, defends them.
Who defends the children?
In Florida, they have the 'Don't say gay' legislation which Tulsi supports. She tells you this is about parental choice.
Yet, she's raging in the video REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT video about parental choices, you grasp that right?
If you are transgender and under 18, most cases you're not getting surgery without the consent of your parent or legal guardian.
Do we not grasp that?
So in other words, anyone surgically transitioning under 18 would be doing so with parental consent.
Tulsi doesn't trust parents with that decision apparently.
But when it's banning discussions of same-sex relations or transgendered people or non-binary persons, Tulsi all for that.
is supposed to prepare you for life. A second grader needs to know
that there are all kinds of families and, yes, that does include
children with same-sex parents.
Tulsi and Tucker can't grasp reality: Some children are gay.
There are little boys and girls who already know that they are gay.
Some people take longer to figure it out. Tucker will probably be 62, before he figures it out.
But there are kids right now, in second grade, who know they're gay.
And how are they helped or even recognized by the don't say gay nonsense?
Bobby (Billy Eichner's character in BROS) makes that point.
Do their rights not matter? Do their feeling recognized in their schools not matter?
speech (fake) champion Jonathan Turley doesn't care about their free
speech rights. He doesn't care that a gay child has a higher likelihood
of attempting suicide.
He won't defend their rights at all.
addressing reality early on -- and I'm not talking sex education, I'm
talking the reality of the world we live in -- there's a good chance
that certain little boys and girls will not be targeted and harassed in
But that doesn't matter to Turley, Tulsi or Tucker.
a good thing that at least Tulsi was smart enough to reproduce (unless
she's frozen her eggs, her chances at pregnancy are winding down).
Grasp that Jonathan Turley -- who pretends he's for free speech -- has not once called out the harassment of trans speakers.
don't know Alex Jones and I don't want to know him. If his people and
what they did in Denton, Texas recently is truly representative of him
then has has no redeeming value.
So they bully and mob to try to stop Transgender Storytime.
And that was this month. And yet 'free speech' Jonathan Turley didn't defend them.
That's only surprising if you don't grasp that his history is one of refusing to recognize the LGBTQ community.
Unlike Jonathan, I actually support free speech.
I have a record of doing so.
Jonathan grabs his pearls and gets all nervous if someone heckles or boos.
free speech as well. And I've been on the receiving end many times.
And will continue to be on it. And that's fine. In the '00s, near the
end, a veteran was somewhere, I believe NYC, speaking on a forum and he
was the pro-war voice. He got booed. Some were offended in print and
It's not awful.
It's free speech.
wrote about that here. I also noted that I was sympathetic to him
because it hurt his feelings but that he needed to grasp that the worst
had happened and that any future speaking would include the knowledge
that he would live through being booed.
I support free speech.
Jonathan Turley pees his pants because a Supreme Court opinion is leaked. It's so offensive!!!
It's free speech. Turley's become a joke in his old age and a damn hypocrite.
'Children' were not going to the Denton coffeehouse unless they were taken by their parents.
was a bullying effort by INFOWAR followers to silence and suppress a
transgender storyteller and Jonathan wasn't concerned. It's only free
speech for him these days if the person whose free speech rights are
threatened is a conservative.
That might be confusing until you grasp that he's now paid by FOX NEWS.
The LGBTQ community includes children and they have rights.
who's never raised a child, wants to speak of "our children" but
apparently she just means straight children. She knows nothing about
the LGBTQ community -- a community she has spent years trashing -- and
she wants to decide what children can hear and what they can't.
She has NO children. She's raised NO children. She's NOT an educator and has NO background in childhood education.
So FOX sees her as the perfect person to put on to talk about children's rights.
have the right to be smarter than Tulsi Gabbard. That requires actual
education. Otherwise, like Tulsi, they end up cult members doing
whatever Guru Chris tells them to do.
voted to overturn the Violence Against Women Act. Like Tulsi, she needs
education. Desperately. I hope she gets it before Jayson beats her to
But in the meantime, let's be really
clear that the US doesn't need to hear from a woman married to a man who
beats her. Too many people are passing themselves off as experts.
like Tulsi, wants to be an expert on children but most American
families -- right, left or what have you -- don't want their children
being beaten by a spouse or their children beating their spouse.
Spousal abuse is not a value anyone supports unless they're deeply stupid.
what happens when you're uninformed and uneducated. Like Tulsi. Home
schooled and two years in her cult's school, she tried community college
but couldn't grasp it. Basic classes were beyond her because she's
just not capable of learning.
Instead of recognizing her deficiency, she wants to make all of America as uneducated as her.
country's children need to be educated. In reality. That especially
means a greater emphasis on science. It also means an awareness of the
world around us and, sorry, Tucker, Tulsi and Turley, that world around
us includes gay males, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgenders as well as
They have a right to representation as well.
They exist and their rights matter to.
They don't need to grow up being bullied. They don't need to grow up being rendered invisible.
Stop pretending you care about children when you're actually working to increase the rates of suicide with your actions.
FOX NEWS is garbage because of what they're doing and how they're harming children.
Idiots like Tulsi will watch those programs and, in the pretense of 'saving' their children, will do great harm.
trueism throughout the last century and today: Those objecting the
loudest to basic recognition and human decency are usually the ones
When Ellen DeGeneres came
out, a friend who had loved her comedy, even to the point of begging me
to get her into a taping of the sitcom ELLEN (I got her in multiple
times) turned on Ellen when she came out. Refused to even admit that
she'd ever been a fan. Last decade? The actress came out. I'll be
kind and not name her.
But that's who I think
of when I think of these idiots like Tucker, Tulsi and Turley who are
so determined to limit our society instead of expanding it, who would
rather throw stones than embrace.
people need to be called out. They're not silly idiots that we can just
laugh at, they are people dedicating their lives to destroying
Since founding IraQueer, an
organisation which has fought for LGBTQ+ rights in Iraq for the last
seven years, Amir has worked tirelessly to help queer people facing
persecution in the country.
“I’m grateful that the team continues
to dedicate themselves to the organisation and the queer community,”
Amir explained to GAY TIMES Magazine in the December 2022 issue. “But my
hope for the organisation is that it will just not need to exist one
day. I want to live in a world where we don’t have to advocate for queer
people. Where we just exist as people and have our rights because we’re
Sadly, things have not improved for
LGBTQ+ people in Iraq since the inception of IraQueer and members of the
community continue to face discrimination in the country.
The work Amir started is therefore as
important as ever and functions across education, advocacy and direct
services by sharing multilingual resources, providing safe housing and
engaging with international bodies to advance LGBTQ+ rights.
GAY TIMES Honours sponsored by Meta
Quest celebrates the individuals and organisations who have had a
profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ+ people over the past 12 months.
Iraq has recovered less than 5 per cent of $2.5 billion embezzled from its tax authority, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al Sudani said late on Sunday.
competent authorities have been able to retrieve a first tranche
amounting to 182.6 billion Iraqi dinars,” Mr Al Sudani said in a
televised speech, surrounded by piles of Iraqi and US banknotes.
He called on those responsible to hand themselves in.
scandal — revealed last month and labelled the “heist of the century” —
involved 3.7 trillion Iraqi dinars ($2.5 billion) fraudulently paid to
five companies by the General Commission of Taxes.
money was paid through 247 cheques between September 9, 2021, and
August 11 from the commission's account at the state-run Rafidain Bank.
then, an investigation has been under way. A number of government
officials and two businessmen have been arrested and some of the money
recovered, although no senior politicians have faced official
Will they get even half
the money back? Probably not. They don't seem willing to pursue the
corruption up to the top. They continue to look the other way for
various officials. That's not how you recover the money and it's now
how you end corruption.
also refuses to defend its religious minorities. The Jewish community
is no more. The Yazidis remain persecuted and victimized. And the
Christians? LA CROIX INTERNATIONAL reports:
Chaldean Catholic patriarch in Iraq has criticized the government for
its failure to build a real democratic and civil state to keep
Christians safe in the Muslim majority country.
find it unavoidable to emphasize once again that religion is for God
and the homeland is for the nation. Migration is nothing but uprooting
us from our land," said Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, the patriarch
of the Chaldean Catholic Church.
living mainly in the cities of the Nineveh Plains and other areas of
northern Iraq, continue to leave the country. This is happening at a
rate of around 20 families a month," said Cardinal Sako in a statement
released by the Chaldean Patriarchate. The cardinal spoke of how more
than half of Iraqi Christians have emigrated in the last five years and
many others are "on the waiting list".
tendency to emigrate has increased in the last two decades due to
instability. Furthermore, the "bleeding" of emigration to the West still
exists due to the following: loss of confidence and future uncertainty;
unemployment; poverty; deterioration of basic services;
desertification; and the failure of governments to build a real
democratic and civil state," he said.
Syriac Christianity was first established in Mesopotamia, and certain subsets of that tradition (namely the Church of the East
and its successor churches) were established in northern and
central-southern Iraq, and would eventually spread to becoming one of
the most popular Christian churches in the Middle East and Fertile Crescent Region, and would spread as far as India and China.
Iraq plays a rich and vital contribution to Christian history, and after Israel, Iraq has the most biblical history of any other country in the world. The patriarch Abraham was from Uruk, in southern Iraq, modern day Nasiriya, and Rebecca was from northwestern Iraq, in Assyria. Additionally, Daniel lived in Iraq most of his life. The prophet Ezekiel was from southern Iraq and his shrine is located there. Shrines of the prophet Jonah and Saint George are also located there, and various other biblical prophets and saints are said to have been originally from there as well. Adam and Eve are also widely thought to have hailed from Iraq, as the biblical Garden of Eden is largely attributed to have been located in southern Iraq.
Prior to the Gulf War in 1991, Christians numbered one million in Iraq. This may be an undercount by half as seen in the 1987 census numbers. The Ba’athist rule under Saddam Hussein kept anti-Christian violence under control but subjected some to "relocation programmes". Under this regime, the predominantly ethnically and linguistically distinct Assyrian people were pressured to identify as Arabs. The Christian population fell to an estimated 800,000 during the 2003 Iraq War.
During the 2013–2017 Iraq War, with ISIS rapidly sweeping through Iraq's western lands, Christian Assyrians and Armenians fled as they feared persecution by the terrorist organisation, as they were to ‘execute’ any person who did not believe in their Sunni sect. Thousands of Iraqi Christians fled to the nation's capital
where they found refuge and adequate housing, some of whom have chosen
to make Baghdad their new permanent home following the full defeat of
ISIS in Iraq. Thousands have also fled to other parts of southern Iraq, such as the Shia-majority city of Najaf which housed thousands of Christians in holy Islamic shrines once they fled from ISIS, which sought to exterminate them.
A large population have also returned to their homes en masse following
the defeat of ISIS and were able to celebrate Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter in safety with the protection of the Assyrian Nineveh Plain Protection Units and its allies.
The current number of Christians of Iraq is said to be at around 500,000, according to the EU Research Services on minorities in Iraq,
although numbers vary from source to source due to the last Iraqi
census having taken place more than 30 years ago. A census is scheduled
to take place in 2020 in which the numbers of Christians in Iraq will be
President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Al-Sudani on Monday
completely agreed and reiterated that no threat or military action will
be allowed from within the borders of Iraq to foreign countries.
"They continue to offer support to refugees and asylum seekers, but
no armed groups will be allowed to operate in the Kurdistan Region," the
Presidency of the Kurdistan Region said in a statement.
Moreover, Erbil and Baghdad agreed to "work together to protect the
security of the borders, and they will also coordinate with neighboring
countries and take necessary measures."
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia’ Al-Sudani reportedly on Monday will visit Iran to discuss mutual relations.
President Nechirvan Barzani ensured that the Kurdistan Region will
remain a factor of peace and stability for Iraq, neighboring countries
and the region.
That's the President of Kurdistan and the Prime Minister of Iraq.
t Tucker was one of her boys and he's brought over to FOX so that she can return to spewing her homophobia.
Recently, Iran has joined Turkey in bombing, droning and attacking northern Iraq (The Kurdistan). Julian Bechona (RUDAW) notes that
last week Iraq decided "to increase the deployment of troops on its
borders with Iran and Turkey in an effort to curb further violations of
its sovereignty as attacks by Tehran and Ankara have greatly surged in
recent months.'' Last week, Dilan Sirwan (RUDAW) explained:
president of the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday met with the Iraqi prime
minister in Baghdad, during which both sides emphasized the importance
of cooperation in facing repeated violations on Iraq’s sovereignty.
to a joint statement from Iraqi PM Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s and
President Nechirvan Barzani, one of the topics of the meeting focused on
discussing security on the Iraqi border areas.
cooperation to protect Iraq's sovereignty, reject repeated violations,
and work to prevent using Iraqi territory as a platform for attacking
any neighboring country,” the statement read.
The meeting comes
as the Kurdistan Region’s borders have become an arena of instability
with Turkish bombardment in the north and Iranian drone and missile
attacks coming from the east.