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The differences between the Democratic and Republican parties are extensive.
Ukrainian ships taking a risk by sending unarmed grain ships to challenge Russian blockade. The "master strategist" Putin has put Russia into a no-win situation.
observed how Elon Musk was managing Twitter, decided he was making a
mess of it and decided to pull their advertising to see if he
eventually improved. Senator Tom Cotton has sent a rather threatening-sounding message about that. Yep, nothing to see here, folks! Move along quietly now!
MSNBC host Tiffany Cross asked if we wanted to continue to get news on Trump. Yeah, if it’s news like this!
'Evil': Trump Is Losing His Sh*t As Legal Walls Close In Around Him
I approved of Scott Ritter when he was opposed to the Iraq War back in 2002. Not so much lately when he’s been opposing the war in Ukraine. But he does indeed make a strong case that Musk is a complete hypocrite when it comes to free speech.
As to Ritter's accusation, Media Matters claims that the Bucha massacre was not a “false flag” event, carried out by Kyiv. Kyiv and MMFA sources have shown that it was carried out by Moscow. A search on “bucha false flag” shows Russia absolutely insisting that Scott Ritter, along with Alex Jones (Infowars) and QAnon are all correct and that the massacre was carried out by Ukraine.
Amazing Iranian resistance art.
What seems to be the real story behind the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, or as we know it today, COVID-19 or just plain Covid. Looks like the Wuhan lab was, possibly with the knowledge of the General Secretary Xi Jinping, in over its head and was performing dangerous experiments with inadequate safeguards. A natural origin for Covid now seems implausible, but so is the theory that it was a deliberately engineered weapon.
One would think, or at least hope, that the gazillionaire who now runs Twitter, would have some research assistants who could quickly clear up questionable theories like this before he tweets about them!
Musk has now deleted this clearly fake story, but not until it had been up for several hours, demonstrating to us that he's completely irresponsible, sending out un-vetted stories without bothering to see whether they're credible or not. Not a comforting beginning!
Like Trump, Musk comes into the game at the very top of the pile. Like Trump in 2017, he has absolutely no idea what he’s doing. Things are not looking good for him personally or for Twitter.
McDaniel, the Republican
National Committee Chair, was annoyed at Democratic criticism of
Republicans over the Paul Pelosi attack. She
felt that condemnation of the obviously politically-motivated attack
was universal. Was it? Well, some Republicans condemned the attack. Trump said nothing. House Minority Leader McCarthy said something, but only after Representative AOC loudly noticed how quiet he was being.
...Trump allies — like Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) — followed the former president’s lead and remained largely quiet…
Heh! Seriously, the “Clinton ‘Socks Case’” does not apply at all to the Mar-a-Lago documents case. Clinton had made audio documents with a friend who was not receiving a federal salary and was using his own personal tape recorder.
Since the Musk takeover of Twitter, threats of violence and doxxing have increased substantially.
Update (11 Nov): "FEATURE-How Musk's Twitter takeover could endanger vulnerable users"
Right-wing gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania is asked about antisemiic attacks.
His wife Rebbie steps in and says: “I'm gonna say we probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do.”
Hmm. Yeah. Not quite sure this clears them of antisemitism. Do they love Israel? Ehh, sort of. Israel plays an important role in Biblical prophecies.
Heh! Congresswoman AOC, after recounting her being harassed by Congresswoman Greene on January 6th, is asked how she dealt with Greene’s lips all over door and mail slot: “Hazmat, bleach, fabuloso, palo santo, and a prayer circle to get that stank off”
She ends with “These people want media to ‘both sides’ fascism. Don’t fall for it.”
Not at all surprisingly, Stephen Miller is in favor of using government power to favor corporations that toe a political line.
on the fellow who attacked Speaker Pelosi’s husband.
Biden condemns the politically-motivated attack on Speaker Pelosi’s husband.
More on what motivated the would-be assassin. Stochasic terrorism is explained.
The good news is that green, renewable energy was boosted by the war in Ukraine.
With his legal career on the line, John Eastman desperately tries to get judge to reverse ruling that says one of his cases falls under the “crime-fraud exception” and and all the information in it can therefore be shared with the January 6th Commission.
The attack on Speaker Pelosi’s husband was an act of terrorism.
Turns out the attacker was a fan of the pundit Jimmy Dore. When Dore gets accused of helping to inspire the attacker, he mocks his accuser.
Elon Musk takes over Twitter and immediately begins making questionable decisions.
Heh! Don Jr. doesn't want us to pity the Twitter employees who pulled the plug on various people. He wants us to think of all the poor, poor racists and sexists and bigots who were silenced by the cruel, awful Twitter censorship!
46-year old Russian with serious knee problems is drafted anyway.
Reuters obtained a trove of documents from an abandoned Russian headquarters. The plight of Russian soldiers is evident. They clearly need a few months to get back on their feet. Ukraine made very good use of the time between the invasion and the beginning of September. They don't need a break. They need to keep going until their land is cleared of Russian troops.
This has been a problem since the US left Afghanistan over a year ago. Yes, the Taliban is terrible, but hurting them necessarily means hurting the Afghan people.
A serious look at “What is the Republican plan for inflation?”
Update (18 Nov):
The Republican Party is a "post-policy" party that's too busy going
down into the rabbit holes of conspiracy theories to worry about
actual, real-world policy.
The blogger figures it’s likely that Kherson will be placed under siege rather than go through attacks by Ukrainian tanks and troops. Back in the Medieval Era and before, sieges lasted as long as defenders had food and water. Good thing about sieges today is that they’re over when the defenders run out of bullets, shells and missiles, then the attackers can just walk right in.
Gabbard makes it very clear that she's completely happy throwing
Ukraine to the Russian bear to get chewed up.
Update (18 Nov): Representative Greene makes a very similar case.
Just an incredibly blatant, unequivocal example of the press working very deliberately to take sides and to put their thumb on the scale to hurt Democrats.
Gaza has been under siege for over 15 tears. It shows in their food production.
Were the two lettters sent as part of a conspiracy!?!?!?!
Or did they just happen to be sent on the same day? Unfortunately, the
conspiracy theorist here is Representative Jordan, and in the case of
Republicans winning the midterm election, is slated to run the Judiciary Committee!
Not the Taliban, but the other Afghans, the ones who fought on the US side, are sitting around bored and broke. Russia is wooing them to fight on their side, against Ukraine.
This is very bad news for lawyer John Eastman! There’s a “crime-fraud exception for attorney-client privilege,” and some data from Eastman falls under that. A memo from Eastman shows that he was aware of that.
Big haul of Russian military documents made from left-behind headquarters.
Russia showing “dirty bomb” pictures that are actually from 2010.
Ukraine reaching out diplomatically to Africa.
Russia's Security Council is absurdly calling for the "desatanization" of Ukraine.
Ukraine shot down 19 Iranian-made Russian kamikaze drones on 26 October.
Peacenik Medea Benjamin asks if House Minority Leader McCarthy
"questions more blank checks for war." Erm, I don't think McCarthy is
applying any moral calculus here. I think he's just a "party over
country" kinda guy.
"James Cameron Explains Why He Decided to Give Jake & Neytiri a Family in Avatar: The Way of Water"
Justice Alito is really annoyed that he made a decision to overturn a long-standing precedent (abortion) without any real justification and now people think that decision is a strike against the Supreme Court's legitimacy.
First step to nuclear stability is that we need to restore the Budapest Memorandum. It was violated in 2014 by Russia and there hasn't been a strong enough response to try and restore it.
Trump’s lawyer says Nancy Pelosi “orchestrated” the attack on the Capitol on J6.
Stataement made for Trump cult members only. No sane or informed people need to hear this nonsense.
Quickie summary of Pennsylvania senator Oz / Fetterman debate.
Oz answered a question on abortion by stating that "...Abortion Should Be Between 'Women, Doctors, Local Political Leaders'..."
So essentially, CNN was concerned with the theatricality of the answer. Not with the substance of Oz including local politicians in with the woman and her doctor.
The Jewish president attacks the Jewish state for refusing to help with Ukraine’s missile defense. With Israel’s Iron Dome system, they could have been very helpful.
Very good news on Russia, Europe and energy. Russia really doesn’t have any leverage over Europe.
Appears that Biden’s choice on marijuana was a smart one. It’s interesting that Republicans didn’t want to touch the plan as they didn’t want want to be on the wrong side of it.
It's a pity that the moderator of this focus group here is so poorly informed. The real difference between the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and the January 6th attack on the Capitol is that the Capitol attack was very highly planned and organized. The people here seem to be under the impression that it was all spontaneous.
Nearly 100 terrorists were apprehended at the southern border in Fiscal Year 2022.
Kind of amazing how Representative
Biggs thought he was "owning the libs" when he was actually
doing nothing of the kind. 100 terrorists apprehended is greater than all four years of Trump.
We’ve located the team that targets
Russian missiles so that they hit Ukrainian civilian targets.
Seriously, if you don’t believe that, if they win the House, Republicans will crash the economy, you’re not paying attention.
Voter intimidation is beginning as armed, unidentified people start “monitoring” drop boxes.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...mocks President Biden in private...
Sounds like a really good reason to speed up America's transition away from fossil fuels and towards green renewables!
Yes, inflation is a terrible thing and voters are opposed to it, but what exactly is the GOP plan to address it?
Yeah, Senator Cruz just straight-up, flat-out lies here. No, other presidents did not just take documents from the White House to their homes after they were no longer president. No other president has ever been as careless with classified papers as Trump.
Good piece on Fiona Hill. Lengthy interview covering her views of Russian President Putin and how Elon Musk and others act to support Putin. And no, NATO is not fighting a “proxy war via Ukraine.”
Short summary of interview with lots of background.
I’ve been following the whole voter
fraud issue since the younger George Bush started firing State
Attorney Generals for not putting resources into studying the issue.
It’s not an imaginary problem, but it’s pretty darned close to
it. The NY Times reporter is seriously slacking off on the job by not
treating the Republican claims here without some more questioning and
Russia wages war on its neighbours, China conducts a genocide in
Xinjiang and slides into a personality cult. Iran kills women for
showing hair outdoors.
People born in democracies are so fucking lucky.
My usual reading/watching preferences are for drama rather than comedy. Probably comes from reading statement like the above and thinking "Whew! Glad I live the way I do!"
Ukrainians passing the time in a bomb
Mollie is Editor-in-Chief of the Federalist. I’m really not clear as to what she’s talking about and the comments on twitter make it clear that no one else understands her point either. I guess she had a problem with mask-wearing?
What the January 6th Commission subpoena shows is that the Commission is convinced that Trump wasn’t the victim in any way, but someone who planned, organized and directed an attempt to overturn the 2020 election and to stay in power.
The pundit Ann Coulter gets snarky about Biden's warning
that we could "go back to the economy under Trump." Granted, under
Trump, the economy was pretty good, as long as he was just continuing
Obama's policies. It was only when Covid hit that the econmy became a
Russia is slowing down the export of
More on Elon Musk and how he’s financing his purchase of Twitter.
Iranian drones certainly help Russia’s cause as they’re low-flying and more radar-immune, but they still need Russian military intelligence to precisely locate good targets. They’re also relatively low-tech and thereby easier to jam. Not game-changers.
A pundit says that the argument that Russia can end the war anytime they want to by simply withdrawing from Ukraine is denounced as silly and immature. So I looked a the rest of her argument and she then completely fails to explain why Russia “must” remain in the fight, meaning there really is no argument as to why Russia can’t simply withdraw. Can Ukraine withdraw? Duh, no. The war is being fought on their territory. There is no equivalence.
The NY Times takes the “view from 30,000 feet” here, speaking of disinformation as though it played no role in it.
As Soledad O’Brien points out, the NY Times provides a “frequently platform [for] known liars.”
This is rather serious. DeSantis is using the power of the state of Florida to enforce political dictates. He's essentially another Trump, but a bit smarter and slicker.
Yeah, 'fraid to say Lara Logan hasn't gotten any better over the years. She thinks they can sneak 100 million people into the US without anyone noticing.
First Lara Logan was a correspondent for CBS News, then Fox News, then was interviewed by Newsmax. Newsmax has no intention of ever interviewing her again.
Yeah, people have been worried about if Trump's being indicted. If that happens, will there be riots in the streets? Nah.
So let me get this straight. Anti-choicers are deliberately attacking the rights of women and restricting their rights to bodily autonomy and now they’re whining and complaining because people are fighting back? Uh-huh.
Heh! Ukrainians control air defenses
from laptops in cafes.
What interests me here is what Fox News puts up on their screen during Senator Blackburn's accusation. It's quotes from Durham, the fellow who conducted a 3+ year investigation that produced zippo. He condemns the FBI, but his investigation couldn't charge them with anything.
So Senator Rubio's argument appears to be "Ehh, the bill that Democrats wanted, the first significant gun-safety law in three decades, didn't solve all gun problems overnight, so why bother?"
An Iranian athlete performed without a
headscarf. She was apparently detained the authorities. The crackdown
is worse than we’ve seen.
Yeah, I saw this episode last night.
director Robert Redfield, former top deputy Anne Schuchat and others
described how the Trump White House and its allies repeatedly “bullied”
staff, tried to rewrite their publications and threatened their jobs in
an attempt to align the CDC with the more optimistic view of the pandemic espoused by Donald Trump. (emphasis in original)
This forcing of science to get into line with politics goes back to at least Trofim Lysenko, who controlled science in the Soviet Union starting in the late 1920s.
Someone questions having Representative Omar on a news show. Not really clear what the problem is. She did a perfectly good job of condemning antisemitism. What exactly is the problem here?
Was it a HIMARS O’Clock? Nah, just a
GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket
It is not the case that all “maternity deserts” exist because of the anti-choice movement, there are other causes. But there is a very high degree of correlation between them.
Problem is, the GOP doesn’t have any sort of answer as to how to handle inflation or any other problem. It’s just complain, complain and complain.
Cool! DC Comics has had a Legion of Super-Heroes comic for quite awhile. They’re planning on an animated movie!
Herschel Walker did quite poorly during his debate with Senator Raphael Warnock, but you’d never know that from the mainstream media reviews.
Wow! I think the most frightening sentence in here is when Herschel Walker says
"If anything happened in this county, I have the right to work with the police in getting things done.”
As the blogger says, being an "Honorary Deputy" is like having “a junior ranger badge.” What on earth does Walker mean "getting things done?"
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