electronic intifada and other items



that's Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "The Coquette Campaigners" and it went up earlier tonight. i love it.  any 1 who thinks i need them to know how to vote is an idiot who is too smug to realize it.

now here's 'electronic intifada.'

they can deal with real issue.   it's a shame katie and marianne can't do the same.  they need to stop whoring for the democratic party and instead try to use their platforms to focus on issues that matter.

now l.z. wants to note cuban twitter personality hoesiel:


 let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'

 Thrusday, February 17, 2022.  The older I ge (and the more years online I rack up), the tireder I get of dumb bitches -- especially ones who distract from real issues and think we need them to tell us how to vote.

Liza Minnelli won her Academy Award for the film CABARET.  In the film, she sings "Maybe This Time."

Maybe this time, I'll be lucky
Maybe this time, he'll stay
Maybe this time, for the first time
Love won't hurry away

He will hold me fast
I'll be home at last
Not a loser anymore
Like the last time
And the time before

-- "Maybe This Time," written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, first recorded by Liza eight years before CABARET on her deubt album LIZA! LIZA!

It's a song about a fool for love and most of us have been there at one time or another but most of us learn from an expeirence and don't repeat it over and over again.

As it's pointed out in the video below, how we tell ourselves that this time will be different, there's something more pathetic than being a fool for love: Being a fool for a political party.

There are some people we're not currently noting -- some of whom we're not noting because of REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT's previous video on this topic.

I'm a grown up.  I don't need to be told what to do.  That includes being told who to vote for.  I've endorsed very few candidates here.  I endorsed Kevin De Leon in 2018.  We had people sticking their noses in our business, which is bad enough.  I don't endorse in any race I can't vote in.  But, for example, Amy SUskind decided we need her bitchery.  We didn't.  I hope she didn't think we needed her intelligence because she declared that supporting Kevin in the primary would mean that we'd have a Republican running against newbie Kevin  and that Republican might end up the seantor!

Uh, no, tich.  No.

Stay the f**k out of races you can't vote in.  Why?  For one thing, you don't what the hell you're talking about.

Amy's not voting in California so she wanted to share ''knowledge.'' 

Stupid idiot.

In California, party id does not determine who gets on the general election ballot for US senate.  

Amy and other idiots were insisting that it was also age-ist to oppose Dianne.  How did the Brett Kavanaugh hearings go again?

Was Dianne up for them?

No, she wasn't.  And many of us were raising that point in 2018 when there was a clear choice and a strong candidate.

Instead, we now have 88-year-old Dianne in the US Senate.  A dottering fool who the Senate Dems have to manuever out of this decision and that decision because she's not up for the job.  

I'm really opposed to people thinking their job is to tell other adults how to vote.

So Katie's bulls**t with Marianne Williamson and others has led to them being  largely ignored and we post other people's videos.

I'm also not interested in Danny Haiphong currently.  We posted him from Richard Medhurst's show and if that had been other show, we wouldn't have.

Danny can cool his heels for about a month.

Logically, I do have to ask why a non-African-American is the focus and host of the podcast/YOUTUBE program from BLACK AGENDA REPORT.

Sorry, I thought the whole point -- and I believe this was the point of Glen Ford's career long before he co-founded BAR -- was to give African-Americans a seat at the table.

Since Glen's death, Danny stepped into the spotlight and taken over.  If he has that much energy, maybe he should start his own outlet?  Let BAR be led by African-Americans?  Keep the "Black"  in BLACK AGENDA REPORT?  

Or is that too much to ask for?

At any rate.  Susan Sarandon made a comment -- I didn't see it or read it -- and ended up deleting her Tweet.  It offended some people.

Danny called her out for it.  

That was last week.

This week, he blasted her for it again.

I'm not in the mood, you dumb idiot piece of trash.

That's what you are if you're going after Susan.

The impression by the idiots in Danny's crowd appears to be that Susan is a coward -- I'd love to see them stand publicly , even once, just as strongly as Susan has.

She delted the Tweet that people took offense to.  He assumeds it's because she's a coward.

As I've noted here many times -- and we did call Susan out over something here publicly -- Susan is not rigid.  If she feels she's wronged soemeone or taken the wrong position, she will give it a lot of thought.  Sometiems, she will realize that it was wrong and she'll make it better.  Sometimes, she'll realize that it really did hurt someone deeply and that, in terms of humanity, it's just not worth it so she'll be the bigger person and move to put it behind her.

So, first off, Danny, there is a simple and non-trashing her option on why she did what she did.

Now maybe she did it for 'cowardly' reasons as Danny just knows because he knows everything right.  I eman, I speak to Susan often but I'm sure Danny speaks her to daily, right?  I'm sure Danny's been friends with her for years, right?  I''m sure Danny's shared many a laugh with her -- as I have -- over what an idiot Jay Bernstein was, right?

but Danny just knows he knows her and just knows that he can peer in her heart and that cowardice made her back off from her Tweet.

If it did, so damn what?

How much scorn is she supposed to take?  How much abuse is she supposed to endure?

She's a highly talented actress, one of her best of her generation, and she doesn't work near as much as she should because she's taken positions that outrage the simpletons.  

Do you want her to kill her career over a Tweet?

You know, Danny, maybe she could do like you and cozy up to a man and wait for him to die and then seize control of the empire the man built.

Is that what she should do?  

I don't like dDanny.  I said he was an opportunist before Glen died.  When Glen died and Danny had hisTwitter-bitch storm aimed at Jared Ball, I tried to be fair and just note nicely that Jared had every right to share whatever memory of Glen Ford that he wanted to.

But as Danny gets more and more extreme in his mistaken belief that he knows everything and that he has the power to peer into people's hearts and souls, I think that was a mistake.  I think I really should have called him out.

And I will stand by my comment that any program from BLACK AGENDA REPORT needs to be centered on an African-American host.  If you're not doing that, then the whole point of Glen Ford's lifetime work in the media is being undermined.

I'll make that point and I'll be very sad that I'm the one that has to do so because that point should be rather obvious to everyone without anyone having to say it outloud.

So for four years of Doanld in the White House, we couldn't deal with real issues.  We dealt with partisanship and gossip and nonsense.

And we wasted, as humans, four damn years.   Maybe you've got more years to waste, I sure don't.  And I'm damn tired of being online as it is.

I am not in the mood for a bunch of White women with one token person of color showing up to tell us how we need to vote and how we need to be excited about this candidate or get behind that one.


Honestly and truly, F**K YOU.

Not one of you wmen bother to cover Iraq.  You can't even do one show a month on Iraq.  For Marianne, that might be a good thing because when she covered Afghanistan she thought the way to do tht was to bring on someone who invaded that country.  Not a woman from Afghanistan.  No, we must not let them speak for themselves, apparently.  So let's instead bring on American to filter all of our knowledge through.  The stupidity and, yes, racisim of that action still appalls me.  And you can read that snapshot -- I'm laughing right now as I dictate this, just from remembering dictating that -- and grasp that the more I go on, the angrier I got about it.

There are wars that you are not even covering.  There are issues issuges that you are falt out ignoring.  And you bitches think you're time is best used telling adults how to vote?

Best used for whom?

For Marianne?  She got an MSNBC appearance out of it so I can see how she benefited.

I don't see how the public did.

REVOLUTIONARY BLACKOUT is raising serious issues on this and how we move forward, how we learn from the past, how we own our power.    You can also stream this clip.

There are real issues to address and the whoring Katie and the other women involved are doing is embarrassing.

Now an e-mail wanted t o whine about Tuesday's snapshot and how I said we should have been focused on issues and we should have been fighting issues -- not spreading rumos about false pee-tapes and the other nonsense.  I noted we managed to push back on Ronald REagan -- a very frightening Republican who was popular with a number of Americans as well as strongly embraced by the media.  But we still managed to push back and fight on issues during that.

The e-mailer took offense to it and wanted me to know that Richard Nixon -- whom I didn't even mention -- was a more educated Rpeublican than what we have today.

Richard was a crook.  Who should have been in prison.

John Dean and other whores -- some like John are convicted felons --  have worked overtime to try to lie and reshape Tricky Dick.

He was vile and evil.  He didn't give a damn about the ecology, for example.

The reason some can cite his record on that is becaus epeople were in the streets.  People were fighting on issues and Tricky DIck had to find something to satisfy them.  

Real issues and real opposition does matter.  Faux 'resistance' doesn't and we have four years to demonstrate that.

WE accomplished nothing to save our planet -- and haven't under Joe.  

I'm tired of people who keep whoring their time out and pretending that this time will be different, this time, this time.

We're back to Liza. 

The world is in danger and idiots waste their time whoring for politicians.  If you're going to get screwed, at least get some satisfcation it -- but, as anyone can tell you, any politician is only focused on their own Big O.  It's no suprise tht the US government -- Dems and Republicans -- set up a government in Iraq that does nothing to protect the Iraqi people.  Nicole Di Ilio (AL-MONITOR) reports:

Peering beyond the towering reedbeds, Abbas Al-Mousawi watches his buffaloes drink from the putrid waters of the Chibayish marsh. Each sip his animals take raises his anxiety. “It’s almost impossible to find a clean pool here,” says the 45-year-old breeder as he paddles his mashouf – a traditional boat similar to a canoe. “The water is just bad. It gushes out of waste pipes into the swamp. It’s disgusting.” 

Mousawi and his animals live in the Mesopotamian Marshes, a fabled corner of Iraq known throughout the ages as a waterway that could sustain man and beast and populations across the country’s southern deserts. Until recent decades, it offered a vast and reliable supply of water, the end of the line for Iraq’s two great rivers after their epic journeys through Turkey, Syria and Iraq’s deserts.

But, perhaps more than any other time in history, the marshes are in peril. Prolonged drought, regional standoffs, political negligence and climate change are combining to create intolerable stress on one of the region’s most important ecosystems.

What was once a pristine waterway is now a toxic wasteland. Whatever water reaches the marshes is considered a public health risk. The United Nations has classified Iraq as the fifth-most vulnerable country in the world to climate change. The effects have been clear over the past 15 years, with lower rainfalls, and longer and hotter heat waves. In some years, water has barely covered 30 percent of the original wetlands, which were replaced by dry cracking earth that locals had never seen before.

The shortage was in part caused by dams blocking the flow of the Euphrates before it continued its journey south. Sporadic rains also played a part. But more concerning for farmers like Mousawi was the state of the water when it reached him. “All around the sewerage pipes, most of the fish die,” he says, pointing to the rotting fish floating near the surface. “What are we going to see in the future?” 


A group of American bitches want to waste their own time whoring -- and your time streaming -- about a bunc hof candidates but they don't say a word about the women being murdered in Iraq.  Layal Shakir (RUDAW) reports:

A woman was shot dead by her husband in Sulaimani province late Wednesday night, a security official told Rudaw as the Kurdistan Region adds another brutal murder of a woman to its never-ending list of honor killings and gender-based violence deaths.

Maryam Yacoob, 40, was gunned down by her husband, Sulaimani police spokesperson Sarkawt Ahmad told Rudaw.

The husband was also reported dead after he shot himself shortly afterwards, the official added.

The details of the incident and the reason behind the murder remain unknown for the public, but crimes of this kind are very common in the Kurdistan Region.

This week alone, four women were killed in different circumstances in a series of gender-based killings across the Kurdistan Region. 

Yacoob was a lecturer at Sulaimani’s Komar University of Science and Technology and a postgraduate student at the University of Sulaimani.

Social media in the Kurdistan Region has been overcome with anger and grief as a result of the recent increase in female killings. 

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gloria swanson


my daughter loves old hollywood.  with joan crawford, we could discuss.  her current new passion is gloria swanson and i told her the only movie i knew of gloria's was 'sunst blvd' and that otherwise, i just knew she had an affair with john f. kennedy's dad and that she was an early proponent of health eating.

that's it.

she's becoming an expert though.

she finds a new actress every 6 weeks or so learn about.  and becomes expert enough on to quickly become a game show winner.

let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'

Wednesday, February 16, 2022.  Iraq remains in ruins.

Yesterday, we noted that Jimmy Dore addressed Hillary Clinton's latest scandal Monday night on a live stream but that it was not up in his archives yet.  It went up yesterday evening.

Jonathan Turley offers a legal perspective on the latest:

Durham added details showing how Perkins Coie used its attorney-client relationships to further the Russian conspiracy operation for the campaign. He alleges that Elias and Sussmann hired an Internet executive, Rodney Joffe, to help build the foundation for the claims. Joffe alerted Sussmann about the Alfa Bank claims by July 2016, and “over the ensuing weeks, and as part of their lawyer-client relationship,” Sussmann and Joffe “engaged in efforts with Campaign Lawyer-1 .”

The use of lawyers to shield such work is nothing new in Washington. During the Nixon Administration, lawyers were used extensively to maintain slush funds and enable “dirty trick” operations.

What is striking about the Durham filings is the audacity of the Perkins Coie operation. While the funding was buried away, the lawyers were seemingly unconcerned about approving such efforts or personally reaching out to sympathetic government and media figures. They were, to some degree, justified in their sense of immunity.

Indeed, to this day, many refuse to cover extensive evidence of how the Clinton campaign manufactured this story that largely occupied the entire term of President Donald Trump.  Before the Steele dossier was given to the FBI and the press, then-CIA Director John Brennan briefed former President Obama on Clinton’s alleged “plan” to tie candidate Trump to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.” That operation appears to have been launched through Elias and Perkins Coie.

Ericsson is a Swedish company founded in 1876/  Today, the corporation specializes in networking and telecommunications.  The company is in the enws for reasons it would prefer not to be.  Supantha Mukherjee (REUTERS) reports:

Shares of Ericsson fell 9% on Wednesday after the Swedish telecom gear maker disclosed results of an internal investigation that detailed suspect payments and misconduct in Iraq.

The company's investigation had identified payments made to use alternate transport routes in connection with circumventing Iraqi Customs, at a time when militant organisations, including Islamic State, controlled some transport routes.

While Ericsson said it could not determine if any employee was directly involved in financing such organisations, it noted that as a result of the investigation several employees had left the company.

Ericson issued a statement which includes the following:

We are committed to transparency and continuously improving our compliance performance. Therefore, we are updating our earlier statement on this matter.

We continue to invest significantly to understand these matters fully. As in all investigations we cannot exclude the possibility that we may not have found all the underlying facts.

Ericsson takes any allegation of impropriety extremely seriously and welcomes any new facts brought to light as a result. This allows us to sharpen our processes further and target any wrongdoing.

Dominic Chopping (MARKET WATCH) notes:

Ericsson last week said it will review a probe from 2019 after receiving fresh questions on its operations in Iraq, adding on Tuesday that the original investigation had found "serious breaches of compliance rules" in Iraq between 2011 and 2019.

Questions were presented by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and partners, including Swedish Television's investigative Assignment Review show, according to a statement from the ICIJ.

The 2019 probe was triggered by unusual expense claims and Ericsson said it then uncovered compliance concerns, including payments made to intermediaries and the use of alternate transport routes to circumvent Iraqi Customs, at a time when terrorist organizations including ISIS, controlled some transport routes.

"Despite the statement from Ericsson, the company has not addressed specific questions put to it by our journalists in relation to a wide range of corrupt behavior in connection to its business in Iraq and elsewhere," the ICIJ said, adding that it will publish its findings soon.

Alexander Martin (SKY NEWS) observes, "Shares in Ericsson have tumbled after the chief executive admitted that the Swedish company may have given money to Islamic State terrorists."  Also noting the tumble is Lina Saigol (BARRON'S), "Shares of Ericsson  ERIC+2.47%   plunged on Wednesday after the Swedish telecom equipment maker said an internal investigation identified that it may have made payments to the terror organization ISIS in Iraq."

In the US-led destruction of Iraq, little is ever accomplished.  There's still no government.  No President, no prime minister no cabinet.  Nothing.  They're in violation of the country's Constitution right now regrding when a president must be in place.  October 10th was when they held elections.  All this time later, nothing.

MEMO notes:

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The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced, on Monday, the nomination of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Interior Minister, Reber Ahmed, for Iraq's presidency, Mahmoud Mohammed, KDP spokesperson said in a statement.

The KDP announcement comes after Iraq's Federal Supreme Court temporarily suspended the candidacy of KDP's Hoshyar Zebari for Iraq's presidency last week following a lawsuit against him.

The Court ruled, on Sunday, to ban Zebari from running for the position "for failing to meet the conditions."

The Sadrist bloc, the Sunni component and the Kurdistan Democratic Party agreed to choose Muhammad Al-Halbousi as Parliament Speaker and to nominate Zebari for the presidency of the Republic.

Who is the new nominee?  ASHARQ AL-AWSAT offers:

Kurdish media that is close to the party identified the new candidate as Reber Ahmed Barzani, the interior minister of the Kurdistan Region government. Barzani, 55, served in important security posts, including the Kurdish intelligence agency.

He is not related to head of the KDP, Masoud Barzani.

Kurdish sources said Reber Ahmed was the sole survivor from his family from an attack, known as the al-Anfal operations, carried out by Iraqi forces in the 1980s

Ahead of declaring his nomination, senior KDP sources condemned the Supreme Court's ruling to bar Zebari from running for president, dismissing the move as "purely political".

The KDP won the )ctober 10th elections in Kurdistan.  Jalal Talabani's PUK barely scraped up votes (GORRAN imploded -- after they stupidly formed an alliance with the PUK).  That is why the KDP and others argue that, no, the PUK shouldn't just be given the post of the president every four years.  And they shouldn't be.  That's not democracy.  More to the point, that's no change at all.  The Speaker remains the same.  The prime minister has not been named but many insist that it should be the current failed prime minister.  And you're going to also keep Barham Saleh as the president?  If nothing changes, why even vote?

And after the October election with the lowest turnout ever, sending would be voters the message that nothing changes is not going to encourage people to participate in future elections.

Bafel Talabani, it's noted, is in Baghdad.  I hope he's not missing that US home.  How sad for little Bafal that his family has so screwed up the PUK that he has to leave his home and go back to Iraq.  They called him back when they were trying to bury the referendum on Kurdistan independence as well.  Bafel and his family were on the wrong side of history, yes, but also the wrong side of political opinion.

Bafel's been a busy little boy.  Winthrop Rodgers Tweets:

@pukmedia reports that PUK co-president Bafel Talabani is meeting with Nouri al-Maliki, Hadi al-Mari, and Qais Khazali in Baghdad, as talks continue over the Iraqi presidency and government formation.

Nojuri.  He's there, working his own angle even as the western media repeatedly ignores him, even as he leads the push against Moqtada al-Sadr.

Rebar is not the only one seeking the office of President of Iraq.  MEMO reports:

A total of 60 people have submitted applications to run for Iraq's presidency, the country's parliament said on Monday.

Parliamentary secretary Baydaa Khidir said the deadline for new applications was extended following parliament's failure to elect a president on 7 February.

The legal committee of parliament will scrutinise the applications before forwarding them to the Board of Integrity and, then, to the Supreme Judicial Council, Khidir explained.

Parliament has not yet scheduled another session for electing the president, she said.

2010 is on the minds of many who have been observing Iraq for some time now.  For example, Arnaud Aron has a Twitter thread which includes:

In 2010, parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. The majority of votes were won by Iyad Alawi, a moderate Shiite politician who miraculously elevated national unity, reconciliation and multi-ethnic Iraqi nationalism. Yet Vice President Joe Biden personally stepped 

in and endorsed Alawi's opponent, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, because "we know him better," contrary to the explicit advice of professionals. This event is not well known to the general public, but personally, it says a lot about Biden. An incompetent who refuses to listen

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big dick energy, no dick and no balls ('the cleaning lady')

'the cleaning lady' airs mondays on 'fox.'  i like the show.  i'm not committed to writing about it every week.  when i do write about it, it will be because i want to note the relationships around thony.

she's the lead character.  she came to the u.s. from manila because her son has an auto-immune disease.  she's gotten him a bone marrow transplant but due to an illness, he also now needs a new liver.

she went to the blackmarket with arman's help.  turns out this woman who runs it will charge her $70,000 or do it for free - if thony will perform 3 operations for the blackmarket clinic.  thony tries but they want her to take a kidney out of a young girl and thony can't do it.  

so let's talk big dick energy.  

arman has it - the other boys don't.  he's a walking hard on forever leaving wet mushroom stamps on every 1 and everything he walks past.  he's hot as hell and thony belongs with him - i don't care that he's a gangster.  or that he's married or that she's married.

she is so upset when she leaves the blackmarket clinic that she is crying while she cleans and arman sees it and holds her to comfort her.  and then?  they end up kissing.

and i wanted them to throw down.  but thony felt guilty and ran off.

when she got home, guess who was there?  no dick aka her husband.  he'd begged her for money to come to the u.s. and she told him she didn't have it.  somehow he got it and flew out.  even though she lives in vegas and he has a gambling addiction.

he was hollow and insipid.  no dick.

and then there's no balls: oliver hudson's f.b.i. agent garrett.

garrett is a creep.  it's in the writing and it's in the way oliver plays him  and that reduces garrett to completely unsexual and nutless.  i'm assuming oliver's committed to playing the character a certain way.  that's good for acting but for those of us who love our oliver hudson's sexy, it's a huge disappointment.

and he looks like he needs a flea and tick bath.

so he's lying (it seems clear) to thony that he can get her a card to let her stay in the country.  and we learn that he is more than eager to use her and trick her.

he's just a user.  thony can do so much better.

she needs to be doing arman.

speaking of big dick energy, 'the gay gaston.'

let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'4

Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  One of the reasons the US started the war on Iraq is back in the news and we examine her latest scandal below.

In the video above, Krystal and Saagar discuss the latest in the Durham probe.  Hillary Clinton's c 2016 campaign is accused of spying on Donald Trump when he was a candidate and then went on to spy on him after he was president.

It's the Russia hoax that Hillary started.  It was the thing that derailed the nation's emdia and kept us from moving forward as a people.  Now there's some other distraction that could have been used because the government doesn't serve the people and, no, Nancy Pelosi, you don't even feed the people.  The US government leaches off the people and misues all tax dollars as they do everything but serve the American people.  That's when it's Democratically controlled, that's when it's Republican controlled.  That's the reality that explains why any other western nation offers universal healthcare but the US doesn't.   Anything needed is pushed aside and the money ends up going to billionaires and to weapons and to wars.

Hillary, as then-President Barack Obama was informed in the summer of 2016, created the whole Russia hoax because she was trying to distract from her e-mails which she continues to lie about to this day.  Someone needs to tell the hag to get off social media.  Just last week, Hillary and her cult were trying to say that if Donald Trump destroyed documents it was the same as what Hillary was accused of doing.

No, you stupid f**king idiots, it's not.

If Donald destroyed documents, it may very well be a crime.  I'd have to burrow into the documents .  It's most likely a civil crime based on existing law, if  Donal did it.  It may even be a felony.

But Hillary's destruction of property -- after an investigation began -- is not the same thing.  There was no ongoing investigation regarding Donald.  Hillary destroyed property while she was the subect of a criminal investigation.

Next, Hillary's e-mails were not so outrageous because she destroyed evidence.  It was because she was putting people at risk.

The nonsense lie about WIKILEAKS putting people at risk -- a lie Hillary herself has repeated?  Didn't take place.

But Hillary refusing to follow security protocols did put people at risk.  That's why she wasn't supposed to be using any device that wasn't secured by the US government.  

That's why you see members of the US military being charged and imprisoned if they do the same in terms of their e-mails.

I'm just not in the mood for a love cult around an ugly hag who has brought more shame to the US than any other woman.  That is the reality.

I like Bill Clinton but I have told him to his face that his childhood has resulted in him needing to create drama that outrages Amreica to prove that he's loved despite whatever he does.  That is his childhood and that is his story as a public servant.

Hillary has lied repeatedly about how she's a victim.  No, she cuts corners and she does ethically questionable things.  She can't seem to help herself.  And when she's in trouble for this or that, she's screaming that she's the victim.  

The revelations from the probe should be covered and they're not being covered.  Jimmy Dore did a segment live last night that is not yet available for streaming in his archives.  But notice that Krystal and Saagar are about the only ones covering it.  And they do a rather weak coverage and Saagar says that it's 2022 and we've got other things to focus on.

Oh, hell no.  This derailed a presidency.  This was a massive lie told to the American people.  And Hillary pimped it and promoted it and refused to go away.  The hag needs to go.

She's a former First Lady who is 74 years old.  Go away.  She's a one term Cabinet member and a two term US senator.  She has no accomplishments to speak of and, honestly, I'm sick of her ever changing hair dos and how none of them work -- nothing can, her ugly insides are now reflected in her face.  She's a hag responsible for the deaths of Iraqis.  She's a hag who refused to help the Iraqi women.  She's a hag who when giving a major speech about women and the way they are treated refused everyone -- even one of her five best friends -- that begged her to include the country of Iraq and help shine a light of the suffering of women there.  She's a useless hag who cries 'I'm a feminist vicitm.'  No, you're not.  You're someone whose actions repeatedly require that you be scrutinized.  And feminism is about women.  Feminism is not about Hillary Clinton.  If your focus is yourself, please stop pretending to be a feminist.  Please stop using every tiny criticism aimed at you to try to prove that you're the victim and you're a feminist.  

If you're not helping other women, you're not a feminist.

Who does Hillary help?  Cheating men.  Men who cheat on women.  Brett McGurk, Philippe, her own husband, all the men around her are dirty cheats and it's behavior she likes, that she's attracted to.  It's why we can all list, easily, five women Bill had sex with -- not attempted to, but had sex with -- and let's make it six because his rape of Juanita Broadrick did happen.  I believe her.  (I also believe that Bill thought it was just some 'good, rough sex' because he can be a bit of a pig.)  I believe Juanita said no and I believe that no was chuckled at by the vanity of Bill which was so great that he couldn't believe the no was serious.

But when a man cheats on you and does so publicly and does so repeatedly, don't tell me you're a feminist.  You're a doormat, you're not a feminist.  

(Now if you're into some deep sexual humiliation in public, if that turns you on, you could still be a feminist -- male or female, you could be.  But Hillary's never been a sexual creature which is why the efforts to paint her as a lesbian never worked.)

She's a doormat and she's titilated by these men who cheat on their wives, she surrounds herself with them.

Did someone say "straying dick"?  Oh, look, it's Anthony Weiner.

As MEDIATE notes, he went on Sean Hannity's program as he tries to rehab his reputation.  He's a convicted felon and a registered sex offender. WABC radio is giving him a co-hosting job.  Apparently radio needs to be hiring registered sex offenders who went to prison for sending pornography to minors?  He sent it, plrease remember, while he was attempting to  pursue a physical relationship with a minor.

 As THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER via THE DENVER GAZETTE reminds, "An investigation into Weiner revealed evidence concerning Clinton's private email server, reopening an FBI investigation into Clinton just weeks before Election Day."

It's always a rampant and a vile sewer around Hillary.  After awhile, you have to acknowledge that she's responbile for this because she actively seeks these type of men out.

Why do we have to go into this and more?  Because others won't.  Right-wing media critic NEWSBUSTERS notes in a Kevin Tober piece:

Just like their broadcast network counterparts, the primetime hours of both CNN and MSNBC completely ignored the bombshell court filings from Special Counsel John Durham showing that Hillary Clinton’s campaign allegedly spied on then-President Donald Trump both at Trump Tower in New York and the White House. In fact, with the exception of a brief segment on Jake Tapper's show in the 5 pm hour on CNN, the leftist media spent the entire day ignoring the revelations. 

In the primetime cable news block which is generally defined as running from 8-11 pm EST, CNN and MSNBC decided it was more important to obsess over topics like former President Trump's finances, attacking Texas' voter integrity legislation, and the Democrat's January 6 committee. 

Credit where it's due, CNN's The Lead host Jake Tapper did cover the Durham news but he only devoted a measly two minutes and forty-seven seconds to it over halfway through the second hour of his show.

"In our politics lead now, new revelations about the 2016 presidential race by the Special Counsel appointed by former Trump administration Attorney General Bill Barr," Tapper announced. "In 2019, as you might remember, Barr first assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. And then before Barr left office in 2020, he made Durham a Special Counsel."

"Durham has since indicted Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman as well as a Russian analyst, both of them for allegedly lying to the FBI. Both of them are pleading not guilty," Tapper said, giving viewers the background information before updating them on the latest developments. 

NEWSBUSTERS also offers a podcast on the developments here.  Where's FAIR?

Oh, that's right, it's Hillary Clinton.

They have no ethics with regards to Hillary.  They want to loathe her -- and did so in 2008 openly when she ran for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination.  The corporate media offered the most vile and sexist commentary and FAIR was . . . silent.  Yes, there was one sentence, I know.  Ava and I covered it repeatedly at THIRD over and over.  (Here's one example.)  One sentence noting the sexism.  And they call themselves a critic of the media.  They're a bunch of whores who get contributions to whore.  And they're silent now because their donor base will not allow them to call out Hillary at this time.  They've never had a standard for Hillary.  They've gone with whatever donors wanted at that moment.

Tom Winter (NBC NEWS) is one of the few at a corporate outlet who has covered it:

A tech executive “exploited” his access to computer data at the Trump White House to find “derogatory information” about President Donald Trump, a special counsel appointed during the Trump administration said in a court filing Friday.

John Durham, appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr in 2020 to probe the origins of the FBI’s investigation of Russian election interference, said “Tech Executive-1,” not named in the filing but first identified by The New York Times as Rodney Joffe, used his access to domain name system, or DNS, data to compile information about which computers and servers the White House servers were communicating with.

By the way, where's AP;s article.  I called a friend with AP and he insisted that they must have covered it.  He searched while I worked out -- the snapshots are dictated -- I'm on the treadmill right now.  All he could find was repeated articles on how A-rod was one of the people purchasing a hotel owned by Donald Trump.  And that was an AP reporter who is a defender of his own outlet.  That's all he could find.

MEDIAITE has a video of Howard Kurtz offering a critique of coverage.  Howard Kurts began his media critique role at THE WASHINGTON POST.  He's a centrist and was always to the center of me but we noted him for the Iraq War while he was at THE POST and he did his series on how THE POST miscovered Iraq in the lead up.  He's now at FOX NEWS.  We'd post the video here but it's FOX NEWS.  They don't know a damn thing about videos.  They need to get a younger staff and they need to free them from whatever burdens they're putting on them.  They think streaming their programs live online is the height of the modern age.  They still don't understand a la cart, streaming on demand, all of the changes have passed themm by.  If they could get their act together, we'd post the video fo Kurtz discussing this.  He's making solid points.

Let's note this list of bulleting points and the headline from THE DAILY MAIL:

Ex-Director of National Intelligence claims Biden and Obama KNEW ABOUT Hillary campaign plot to hack Trump servers: 'Enough evidence in Durham's Russia probe to indict MULTIPLE people'

  • John Ratcliffe told Special Counsel John Durham that there is 'enough evidence' to indict 'multiple people' connected to the origins of the Trump-Russia probe 
  • The former Director of National Intelligence met with Durham more than once
  • Ratcliffe's pointed Durham to a declassified CIA memo of Clinton approving looking into Trump's Russia ties as a way of distracting from her email scandal
  • The report was sent directly to then FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok
  • New bombshell reports now reveal Clinton paid people to hack servers at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign and White House servers following the election
  • A poll taken before those reports came out show that now even Democrats want Clinton questioned over her role in the Russian secret server scandal   
  • 44% of party loyalists believed she should be interrogated last October, but the number jumped to 66% in a January polling

I'm sorry that this is minor to Saagar but it's not minor to the country.  Year after year, we couldn't focus on issues on the left because whores on television were telling this or that whispered lie about Russia and Donald Trump.  Climate change didn't get addressed.  The infrastructure didn't get addressed.

Donald Trump was not the worst president in the world for leftists and much could have been accomplished.  We fought back under Ronald Reagan, for example.  We could have done the same under Trump.  But we weren't about polciies.  We couldn't focus on issues.  We were about lies and rumors regarding Donald Trump.  We were about an alleged pee tape (that never existed), we were about everything that didnt' matter.

And it hurt us and it put us back and it hurt the world.

To this day, there are idiots who believe the lies that were spread by Rachel Maddow and others.  To this day.  This is not something, Saagar, that we can just say, "Oh well" and roll our eyes over.  Maybe you can because you're a right-winger.  But we pointed out in real time that we were abdicating our power and we were betraying out beliefs by embracing this nonsense.

There were real reasons to object to Donald Trump and to actually resist his policies.  But we couldn't do that because we were too busy and too deep into personal smears about Donald and pretending that was somehow about politics.  It was about partisianship.  It wasn't about issues.  It wasn't about fighting for a better way.

Hillary Cliton voted for the Iraq War. Senator Bob Graham begged her to go read the actual evidence before her vote.  She refused to.  And she voted for the war.  It's what the bean counters ('experts') told spineless Democratic members of Congress to do.  And Hillary did it.  (The same way, in early 2004, when 'the experts' told Dems to step away from abortion rights, Hillary stepped away -- so much so that even NYT covered it).  She voted for the war.  She knew it was wrong?  I don't think so.   I think she didn't care to know one way or the other.  She just wanted to do what 'the experts' said would make her look presidential.  by 2004, she knew the war was a disaster.  

She didn't come forward with that and explained to people (including me) that she couldn't admit it was a disaster or that her vote was wrong because if she ended up running for president in 2008 (yes, she was considering it that far bafck), it might make her appear weak or soft -- accodring to 'the experts.'

So as a sitting US senator, she refused to acknowledge the disaster and demand accountability.  Year after year.  In 2007, as she begn her presidential campaign, she got a little more vocal and threw her lot in with MOVEON.ORG -- another entitty whose ethical stand takes place on quick sand.  They were the perfect fit.  She did everything they wanted.  So it was hilarious that they then endorsed Barack Obama -- Barack who had repeatedly called them out and shamed them.

Hillary had some good moments regarding Iraq in Congressional hearings in 2007 and 2008 (though you can't ask Spencer Ackerman -- don't worry he knows his lies and he knows what I'm talking about and you do as well if you read back them when we covered it in real time).  

But she wouldn't apologize for her vote.  

And I saw idiots I knew like Rob Reiner twist themselves into pretzels to try to defend her.  Idiots who I wanted to say to them, "She's not the quack that 'cured' you of homosexuality.  She's a politician.  A little less worship."

And to some of them, I did say that.

She never would honestly address Iraq.  She would get testy.  She would snap.

But she never acknowledged what her vote and her actions did to the Iraqi people.

And, as Secretary of State, she betrayed Iraqi women over and over.  It was her chance to make up for her vote.  It was far too late to change the vote.  But she could atone for her actions, she coud make amends.  But she chose not to do that.  She spent four years as Secretary of State and did nothing but become good friends with Hoshyar Zebari who was the Foreign Affairs Minister of Iraq.

That's the same Zebari, please note, whom Iraq's Supreme Court rules on Sunday could not even run for the presidency because of the corruption charges against thim that they saw as valid and worthy of a trial.

Again, there's a certain type of man that Hillary stands with.

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if msnbc and cnn won't cover it, i gotta to go to fox


i don't make it a point to watch fox news, let alone to post it here.  but hillary's illegal activities are news and if cnn and msnbc want to act otherwise then i'll have to post fox.

it's that simple.

glenn greenwald notes:

The Special Counsel investigating wrongdoing that led to Russiagate, John Durham, filed a document accusing the Clinton campaign of paying tech operatives to spy on Trump campaign, then Admin, servers. See if you can find liberal outlets covering this.foxnews.comClinton campaign paid to 'infiltrate' Trump Tower, White House servers to link Trump to Russia:...Lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to "infiltrate" servers belonging to Trump Tower, and later the White House, in order to create fake information to bring to government...7:58 AM · Feb 13, 2022

 it was illegal and it was outrageous.  furthermore, she pimped the lie of a russiagate and distracted the media for years with it.

her behavior is outrageous and it is criminal.

in other news, go read ava and c.i.'s 'TV: REACHER, IN FROM THE COLD, PEACEMAKER and AMEND: THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA' which is amazing.

let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'

Monday, February 14, 2022.  Forget the grapevine, if you heard it through the US media, you probably heard it wrong.

Dropping back to the February 4th snapshot, we'll note this:

The White House issued the following:

Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces in the northwest Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our Allies, and make the world a safer place. Thanks to the skill and bravery of our Armed Forces, we have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi—the leader of ISIS. All Americans have returned safely from the operation. I will deliver remarks to the American people later this morning. May God protect our troops.


Margaret Kimberley rightly Tweets:

This is BS. Poll numbers dropping, Ukraine hoax stalled, 2,000+ covid deaths per day. What to do? Easy. Find an Arab, claim he was an ISIS leader and kill him and his family. Later the story changed to say he blew himself up. Don't believe that either. #Bogus

9:47 AM · Feb 3, 2022

This is how bad things have gotten for Joe Biden, he's aping Bully Boy Bush and hoping that somehow this helps him look good.  

ISIS is not followers with one mighty leader.  ISIS exists to be a headless snake.  Is the White House not getting that reality or are they hoping the American people are too stupid to grasp it?  

Quraishi was detained at the camp after US forces picked him up in Mosul, Iraq in January 2008, although details of the operation are scant.

In a press release at the time, US forces claimed to have captured “a wanted individual believed to be the deputy leader of al-Qaida in Iraq for the network operating in the city.”

It added that Quraishi — known by the alternative name Amir Muhammad Said Abd al-Rahman al-Mawla — had “previously served as a judge of an illegal court system involved in ordering and approving abductions and executions.”

During interrogations by US intelligence services he gave the names of some 88 individuals, some of whom he said were key figures in Isis. He gave the organisational positions of 64 of them, detailing their responsibilities in the legal, military security, media and administrative branches of the organisation.

In one document he appears to offer an affidavit, testifying against 20 named individuals and identifying illegal activities including kidnappings, assassinations and attacks on coalition forces.

He also gave information about the structure of the jihadist organisation completing “a line and block chart” showing the names and positions of 40 individuals. This information is believed to have led to 39 of them being killed by US forces.

It is clear that Quraishi was useful to the US. The level of detailed information he shared makes him a US asset, or at the very least an informant. The nature of the operation to take him out — which Turkey was not told about in advance — poses more questions than it answers.

Was he killed by US operatives as he had served his purpose or because of fears his role and links to Washington could be exposed?

Is it really conceivable that both he and his predecessor Baghdadi were simply released into the wilds and allowed to find their way to the very top position in Isis without being tracked or monitored by US intelligence services?

It seems highly unlikely.

Just as it stretches credibility to suggest that the attack on the prison in Hasakah province could have been planned and carried out in an area teeming with US soldiers and intelligence without Washington’s knowledge.

It would represent the biggest intelligence failure since the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon if this was also missed.

In other news, "It's not the end of the world."  So declared Hoshyar Zebari yesterday as Iraq's Supereme Court issued a ruling on whether or not he could run for president.  Feburary 7th, the Parliament was supposed to vote on the presidency per the country's Constituion.  Instead, they postponed the vote because they did not have enough members attending the session.  Zebari belongs to the KDP party which had teamed with Moqtada al-Sadr to form a coalition.  Moqtada's coalition voycotted the session because the 2016 charges against Hoshyar were revived.  Back then, he'd been in government forever and a day.  He'd served in the Cabinets consequetively since 2016.  In fact, in 2011, he held two Cabinet posts.    In 2016, charges of corruption brought an end to the career of Hillary Clinton's closet friend and ally in Iraq.  Four years later, th KDP foolishly thought he was the one to go with to take the presidency.  They didn't factor in that the charges would be brought back up.  But theyw ere and they have derailed his campaign.  PRESS TV notes:

The court said in a statement that a decision by parliament to accept his presidential bid was incorrect as the 68-year-old Kurdish politician did not fulfill the conditions for nomination stipulated in the country's constitution. It also barred him from running for the post in the future, the official Iraq News Agency reported on Sunday.

“We were surprised by our exclusion from our right to nominate,” Zebari said in a news conference following the ruling.

“We respect the judiciary, but I have the right to say that there has been injustice and arbitrariness in the decision.”

The oint of Hoshyar was to claim the presidency.  In the past, it has been held by a Kurd from the PUK party (the prty of the Talabanis).  However, the October 10th election saw the continued eroision of the PUK.  They are no longer a major political party.  So why should they hold the post?  The KDP thought Hoshyar would be the easiest way to defeat Barham Salih (PUK member and the current president of Iraq) because Zebari was not just a national figure, he was an international figure.  They also assumed that, as a long standing member of Parliament, he would be a safe and popular choice to both Iraq and the international community.  They underestimated Nouri al-Maliki.  

Former prime miniser and forever thug Nouri is known for his paranoia.  It's why Bully Boy Bush installed him as prime minister in 2006 -- the CIA assessment noted his high degree of paranoia and that this could be used to manipulate Nouri for US interests.  

We have repeatedly noted the 2010 Erbil Agreement that gave Nouri his second term.  The voters didn't want that and made it clear in March of 2010.  But Nouri refused to step down.  Eight months later, in November of 2010, the voters were tossed aside via the US overseen Erbil Agreement.  

Nouri used the contract to get a second term and then he walked away from it claiming it was illegal.  The other parties insisted otherwise.  Well . . . most of them.  The KDP was among those insisting that Nouri honor that contract or face a no-confidence vote in Parliament.  Ayad Allawi, Moqtada al-Sadr, Amir al-Hakim and many others insisted the contract be honored.  One political group didn't.  The same group tha theld the presidency: the PUK.  And when the others gathered the needed signatures to hold a no-confidence vote per the Constitituion, Jalal Talabani did what?

Well he didn't follow the Constitution.  He created new poers for himself that included the right to toss the petition out.  He didn't have that power.  He only had the power to introdcue it (read it into the record).  Then Jalal high talied it out of Iraq claiming emergency surgery.  His life was at risk!  It was electibe surgery on his knee.  Liar.  And karma bit him in his fat ass when six months later, as he had a very loud verbal argument with Nouri, he collapsed from a stroke that he would never recover from.

The PUK has sided with Nouri in the past.  And they've sided with him again re: the October 10th elections.  While Moatada has claimed victory -- with the press agreeing -- his wins are not enough to put together a government.  As he's dithered, Nouri has built his own coaltiion.  A war of attrition is how Nouri sees any political battle and he uses old techniques.  The issues regarding Zebari?  Not all that different from how Nouri tried to derail Saleh al-Mutlaq back in the '00s.  

If you don't know (or remember) his playbook, the last months have probably been very confusing.  If you do know them, you've seen Nouri launch one counter-measure after another and marveled over how out of it and ignorant Moqtada is.

The shine is off Moqtada, he's no longer a fresh rose.  To those watching, he looks like a bumbling fool and that's one of the many points that Nouri's tryied to establish: Moqtada's not up for the power so many are rushing to gift him with.  Moqtada, of course, hates Nouri from years back.  Nouri was brought to power ty the US governmetn and had the arrest warrant for Moqtada that the US government sought.  He repeatedly threatened Moqtada with it.  When threatened, Moqtada would usually flee to Iran.  In addition, in early 2008, Nouri declared all out war on Moqtada's cult/followers with two battles.  (Yes, these battles were supposed to be a joint-US operation but, remember, Nouri jump-started them ahead of the US' planned start date.)

The two are and have been bitter rivals.   If that's news to you, you've spent way too much time reading the US press in the last year.

Maybe you caught Jason Beausbien on NPR yesterday with his ridiculous claims:

MARTIN: You know, it's been four months since the elections, but there's still no agreement on a prime minister or a cabinet. Would you explain what's going on?

BEAUBIEN: This is still a young political system. Even today, the supreme court disqualified the leading candidate for the presidency, and that's just for a mainly ceremonial role. Iraq's parliament is divided. That no party got a majority in that last round of elections. The main winner, however, was the populous Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. His party got the largest bloc of votes of anyone. Many people might remember Sadr's militia. It was known for fighting fiercely against U.S. troops. But he's moderated to some degree now, and he's seen as sort of the counterbalance to a lot of the political forces here that are aligned with Iran. And he really looks like the kingmaker at the moment, but he's been driving a hard bargain over sharing power, over how to form a new government.

It's a young political system.  Just stop whoring.  Moqtada's "moderated"?  Stop lying.

Two-bit whores belong on street coerners, not in front of microphones.  NEWSWEEK carries a column by Shayan Talabany and Jemima Shelley:

On Feb. 13, 2020, Iraqi streets were awash with pink and purple. In response to influential Islamist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's allegations of "promiscuity" by protesters in popular country-wide protests, women's rights activists donned pink and purple items of clothing to demonstrate their right to be heard in Iraq's male-dominated political arena.

This was two years ago, but today the legacy of the Tishreen (October) movement that precipitated the women's march is as important than ever. It revitalized the history of women-led struggles in Iraq, largely overlooked by the West, and inspired a politically active new generation who are determined to change Iraq for the better.

Despite years of various anti-government protests around the country dating back to 2011, the Tishreen movement that erupted in 2020 was larger than any other protest movement Iraq had seen in recent history. This organic movement represented the sentiments of a large segment of Iraqi society opposed to Iraq's systemic corruption, and sectarian and paternalistic political system that has failed to meet political and economic demands. Iraqi women became integral to its success.

I don't know who the bigger bitch is: Moqtada or Jason?

Moqtada isn't moderate.  And his attack on women in 2020 was not a minor thing.  Some foolish people e-mail this site about those protesters and tell me that o'of course Sunnis don't like Moqtada.'  I'm sorry your media system has failed you and taught you lies about Russia and nothing about Iraq.  But The October Revolution had nothing to do with SUnnis.  That was Shi'te youngsters.  Sunnis weren't a part of it.  That was Shi'ites calling out Moqtada.  And when he tried to dismiss women, the protesters foguht back and they turned out with signs mocking him.  It showed clearly the generational break with Moqtada.

Now the US media couldn't tell you that because they kept turning to Whore of Baghdad Jane Arraf and, as a result, they were ignoring women.  In October of 2020, we were pointing out there tha the big story was the number of women at these protests and how the US press was ignoring them.  

Moqtada didn't ignore them.  He condemened the women for being there and he condemned the men for protesting wit them.  

In a previous time, he might have gotten away with it.

But in 2020, he didn't.

And that was a big story . . . unless you were a US outlet.

They never know what's happening because they choose to stay ignorant.

On the presidency, ALJAZEERA adds:

In a separate decision the Federal Court said that President Barham Salih, who is also running for a second term, will continue in his position until a new president is elected.

The court decision is a blow to populist Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who was the biggest winner in the October parliamentary election. He had vowed to quickly push through a government that could exclude Iranian allies.

Sadr, along with the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) of which Zebari is a member, and an alliance of Sunni Muslim lawmakers had supported Zebari's bid for president.

Shelly Kittleson (AL-MONITOR) reports, "The deaths of several soldiers in the western Anbar desert and attacks further south in the same province have drawn attention to the vast expanses that were long a hideout for insurgents."  ARAB NEWS notes, "The polls were marred by record-low turnout, post-election threats and violence, and a delay of several months until final results were confirmed."  And THE NATIONAL points out, "Some members of the Coordination Framework, including MP Alia Nsayyif, who is allied to former prime minister Nouri Al Maliki, have warned that violence could break out if government formation did not reflect their claimed electoral gains."

A new slate of candidates will have to be proposed.  That's not how it had to be.  The KDP quickly came up with an alternate to Zebari last week, should the Court (as they did on Sunday) rule him out of running.  But a non-Moqtada-friendly Parliament has said, "Nope, scratch it all, we're starting over."  But, hey, let's all be the US media and pretend like Moqtada's running something in Iraq.

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