Friday, March 8, 2019

Mr. Insensitive


The Wall Street Journal reports: “AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, raises more than $100 million a year, which it spends on lobbying politicians for U.S. aid and sending members of Congress to Israel”.

Anyone offended? Not yet? Only if facts are offensive to the hypersensitive. I’m OK with that. I suppose that might make me insensitive.

Look! Over there! It’s a Black Muslim woman speaking her mind!  "Pro-Israel" lobbyists and donors use their considerable financial resources to influence US policy - Politicians frequently profess ‘allegiance’ to Israel and expect others to do the same”.

Alert!  Shocking! Offensive! Now is the time for legislative action in the name of morality! 

Even in America, and in the House of Representatives, Black Muslim women must learn their place.

I mean, an unabashed white supremacist like Steve King can be excused. After all, he’s a white male Republican and con-servative. He proved to be politically correct enough to get reelected multiple times.  Never mind him.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. called for “action” against Rep. Ilhan Omar and her fellow Muslim congresswoman, Rep. Rashida Tlaib for criticizing Israeli policies.

On February 10th, Glenn Greenwald, a journalist and Jew, shared an article about McCarthy, adding the comment, “It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”

But, look! It’s that Black Muslim woman again on twitter!  Ilhan Omar re-tweeted Greenwald: “It's all about the Benjamins baby”.

Oh, oh. Horrors! Alert! Make that “Terror Alert!!” That’s the last straw!

But wait.

Glenn Greenwald also tweeted on February 10: “Sorry, but you're not going to turn the two first Muslim women to serve in the US Congress into overnight Jew-haters because of their criticisms of Israel. What's actually anti-Semitic is conflating the Government of Israel with Jews, so those of you doing that should stop.”

Greenwald explains: Title 4 of S 1, the very first bill in the new US Senate introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio  would give states a legal blessing to punish companies that choose not to do business with Israel or Israeli-owned enterprises, a key demand of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Twenty-six states have adopted laws that punish companies that choose to boycott Israel. Defenders of the law see them as necessary to protect an ally from hostile activists, while critics argue that the laws are unconstitutional infringements on free speech.

Two progressive senators were particularly outspoken in opposing the Rubio bill: Sens. Bernie Sanders and Dianne Feinstein. Neither of them has outright defended the BDS movement but instead attacked anti-BDS laws on free speech grounds.

“This Israel anti-boycott legislation would give states a free pass to restrict First Amendment protections for millions of Americans,” Feinstein wrote in a press release. “Despite my strong support for Israel, I oppose this legislation because it clearly violates the Constitution.”

It's become more "American" and politically correct to attack free speech than to link AIPAC with political donors and their money.

Now Omar is being smeared by every racist anti-Muslim bigot in the country for noting AIPAC's lobbying power and the Israeli far Right's influence on our government.

Not content to let the white nationalists have their orgy of racist attacks on a Muslim women of color, other corporatist guardians of morality and decency have joined their vitriolic chorus of condemnation.

This is something that the corporate media, the far Right, and the politically correct DC insiders all share. We see numerous Democrats and media elite seized in a pearl-clutching overreaction to a Black Muslim woman’s comments. Media and DC insiders allowed themselves to be aligned with the Right, as they savored their delight in expressing racism and anti-Muslim bigotry openly.

All because AIPAC and the Israeli government must not be questioned or criticized. And in conjunction, money can be invoked regarding any lobby, but one. Special dispensation for a special lobby.

This is a political correctness that allows a Muslim nothing to say about Israel or AIPAC. The same would be true of anyone deemed too critical of Israeli treatment of Palestinians, or in dissent of their abusive Right wing policies, or even interference in our politics and laws. That free speech is less tolerated than Steve King’s racism.

Many Jews, other than Greenwald, didn’t take Omar’s words as anti-Semitic.

Katie Halper writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker tweeted,  "Jews like me are tired of @AIPAC claiming to speak for all Jews & conflating Jewish identity w/ unquestioning support of Israel, which is an antiSemitic trope." Me, telling Fox that criticism of Israel isn't anti-semitism & that @IlhanMN's critics are antisemites & Islamophobes”

The FOX(R) crew didn’t get it, of course, and had to “white-splain” how she was wrong. They even invoked the Holocaust, before Katie explained she had lost family back then.

Katie was also challenged by a Jewish woman named Rebecca:

Rebecca: “Jews like me are tired of Jews like you trying to prove you don’t have “double loyalty” by appeasing antisemites, and playing the ‘I’m a good Jew’ card.”

KH: “I'm not trying to appease anti-semites. I actually believe Palestinians are human beings. You should try it some time.”

There’s the problem. American corporate media’s political correctness cannot quite recognize the humanity of Palestinians. That would be called anti-Semitic by the Right. 

This disturbing tendency of corporate media dancing to the tunes called by the Right is also seen in their ready acceptance of Trump's endorsement of an un-elected president, and complicity with the neocon threat of military intervention in Venezuela. This failure of journalism and appeasement to the Right is a sad repeat of their submission to Bush and Cheney's lies about WMD's, "nukular" aluminum tubes, and Saddam's ties to al-Qaeda.

Now "our oil" is in Venezuela. 

“It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.”- John Bolton

“That’s the country we should be going to war with. They have all that oil, and they’re right on our back door.” - Trump, according to McCabe.

Ring any bells?

Meanwhile, Katie wrote in an article for FAIR

“Debate Over Labeling Omar Obscures Vital Debate on Israel/Palestine”

If Congress were sincerely offended by antisemitism and antisemitic tropes, and not just hellbent on silencing a much-needed questioning of US support of Israel, they would have found a way to condemn Trump when he failed to mention Jews in his statement commemorating the Holocaust. They would have written a resolution condemning the use of antisemitic tropes when Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R.-Calif.) singled out Jewish billionaires George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer as trying to “buy” the election—or when Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio) referred to Steyer as “$teyer,” and accused Jewish Rep. Jerry Nadler (D.-NY) of being funded by him.


But they didn’t. Because neither Trump, nor McCarthy nor Jordan ever talk about Palestinians. And it’s discussion about the treatment of Palestinians, not antisemitic tropes, that they want to silence.

Bernie Sanders had an equally sane comment as well.

"Anti-Semitism is a hateful and dangerous ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world. We must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel. What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate. That’s wrong."

Israeli-American journalist Mairav Zonszein agrees:

“Read @IlhanMN tweet and honestly did not strike me as An antisemitic trope. Calling out AIPAC and Netanyahu is not calling out Jews, it’s calling out the actions of two entities who hold a lot of power and all those who serve that agenda”

I’ve had my hand slapped for simply wanting to discuss how we can criticize AIPAC and Right wing Israeli policies without being called anti-Semitic. My bad. I didn’t know the question itself was “anti-Semitic”. Again, I must be very insensitive.

At least Nancy Pelosi responded with some perspective to the Republicans demand that Omar be removed from committees. She un-clutched her pearls long enough to say, "No. A newcomer member of Congress has apologized for her remarks. It took them what, 13 years to notice Steve King?" 

Remember when Social Security was the “third rail” in politics? That’s history. George W. Bush tried to privatize Social Security, right after he was re-elected by a nation numbed and blinded by a war based on lies. Soon enough it would all come off the wheels.

So can we even condemn a man Israel's attorney general plans to indict? Or is calling the corrupt Netanyahu a crook "anti-Semitic" too?

I’m sure it is, especially to the cult that believes questioning Trump, AIPAC, and the NRA is un-American, and boycotting Israel should be punished by law.

Now, how are the Redskins looking for next season?

64 comments:

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"Now Omar is being smeared by every racist anti-Muslim bigot in the country for noting AIPAC's lobbying power and the Israeli far Right's influence on our government." ~~ Dave Dubya

That, my friend, is the crux of the matter.

How dare she even look at this sacred cow!

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Dave, your Trumpist resident troll believes those not claiming Republican Party affiliation are "anti-semitic" (because they're anti-Israeli rightwing government), that they're "anti-Christian" (because they're offended when Christians keep trying to usurp the U.S. Constitution), and they're "anti-American" (because they're anti-Trump, with all the criminality and high crimes and misdemeanors his administration represents).

Gee, throw in a cup of closer-to-truth corporate news over Fox's "lying news", plus Republican scorn for schools that teach science and, if lucky, maybe a little bit of critical thinking...then holy Nazi cross, Batman!...everybody who's not a conservative just has to be a communist!

Sounds like the formula for good ole' homegrown fascism to me.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"I’ve had my hand slapped for simply wanting to discuss how we can criticize AIPAC and Right wing Israeli policies without being called anti-Semitic. My bad. I didn’t know the question itself was 'anti-Semitic'. Again, I must be very insensitive." ~~ Dave Dubya

Of course, Dave. I'm truly surprised you didn't recognize that you've broached even mentioning one of the most valued "sacred cows" in American political strata (with no offense intended toward my Hindi friends).

The fact that mainstream Republicans and Democrats will not even allow a discussion about this distinction is very similar to the squelching of any conversation about any ideas other than the official conspiracy theory regarding what occurred September 11, 2001.

There are a number of sacred cows that one dare not look at -- much less discuss. To do so, one risks being turned into stone.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
The Omar Over-Reaction by corporate media and corpo-Dems only adds ammunition and fuel for racist Republicans. The fools are playing directly into their hands and giving them a wedge issue to divide Democrats.

Of course we have to accept the official 9-11 line from the government of Cheney. Oh, but it's OK to parrot Trump's "9-11 dancing Jersey Muslims". The rule is "Don't question Republicans or a government of Republicans".

Corpo-Dems and media quickly fell in line for the Bush/Cheney 9-11 whitewash and war based on lies. It was un-American to question them. That would be "siding with the terrorists".

This is happening again with Venezuela and Iran. We don't dare question the Right and media's saber-rattling. That's a sacred cow in our military corporate empire.

There is no room for moral grounding or respect for truth in our corrupt corporatist empire.

Another sacred cow of corporate media is their stern warnings against Democrats "moving too far left", but there's no such thing as "too far Right" for Republicans.

More forbidden sacred cows in corporate media and politics would be the terms "Neo-liberalism" and "corporatism". Can't go there either.

A corporatist empire needs a herd of sacred cattle in order to herd their sheep.

AOC Derangement Syndrome Alert!

JTF couldn't form a thought of his own on the post topic naturally. I expected a regurgitation of the White Nationalist criminal's "Anti-Semitic Democrats love crime and hate America" type of lies.

National Socialist Vern is deeply concerned about AOC's taxes for some reason. He copy and pasted something about $1,870.36 in unpaid corporate taxes for her children's book publishing company. Wow. That's a bigger tax bill than Amazon and General Electric.

But she's evil for wanting to tax corporations and the rich.

Yathink old Vern cares about seeing his Messiah of Mammon's tax returns?

Dave Dubya said...

Holy cow!

Like I was saying... I just noticed this from today's New York Times:

"The sharp left turn in the Democratic Party and the rise of progressive presidential candidates are unnerving moderate Democrats who increasingly fear that the party could fritter away its chances of beating President Trump in 2020 by careening over a liberal cliff."

This is how they set a course for national/economic suicide.

Here's what we have never seen from corporate media:

"The sharp right turn in the Republican Party and the rise of hard-right presidential candidates are unnerving moderate Republicans who increasingly fear that the party could fritter away its chances of beating President Carter/Clinton/Obama by careening over a conservative cliff."

Never will.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"A corporatist empire needs a herd of sacred cattle in order to herd their sheep." ~~ Dave Dubya

Absolutely. It's sort of like a symbiotic relationship, actually. The sacred cow herd can't exist with a questioning and educated citizenry, hence more sheep are needed to legitimize the sacred herd.

On the other hand, the sheep wouldn't exist if the sacred cows were not consistently held to a indisputable standard and allowed to be questioned and critiqued.


"National Socialist Vern is deeply concerned about AOC's taxes for some reason. He copy and pasted something about $1,870.36 in unpaid corporate taxes for her children's book publishing company." ~~ Dave Dubya

Of course he's concerned, but if his concern were legitimate he'd be outraged that Amazon paid zero taxes.

But, he's not, so his pounding the table over $1,870.36 is disingenuous at best.


"This is how they set a course for national/economic suicide." ~~ Dave Dubya

The corporate state wants the tangerine tyrant in office. He supplements its agenda, plus provides much needed cover for its militarism and domestic escapades. He distracts the sheep while it fulfilling its objectives.


"[The denouncing and skepticism of the sharp right turn is] what we have never seen from corporate media:" ~~ Dave Dubya

Yup, and as you concluded, "never will".

TB3 said...

"But, he's not, so his pounding the table over $1,870.36 is disingenuous at best." - JG

Of course it's disingenuous. They aren't here to discuss anything in good faith. This is an article about AIPAC that doesn't mention taxes or AOC, but they go in that direction in an effort to derail and hijack the conversation?

I'm "interested" in JTF's "opinion" on AIPAC and their lobbying efforts and sway over powerful Americans. I'm interested in so much that I'll cut and paste their response into Google and see where they cut and pasted their "opinion" from.

Also, on topic to the post- I find it funny in a head shaking with my hand on my forehead kind of way that the same people concerned about a House Representative's Not-at-all anti-semitic Tweets aren't concerned about the President of the United States calling "some" of the people in Charlottesville that chanted 'The Jews will not replace us' fine people. The hypocrisy would be hilarious if it wasn't so naked and tired.

Dave Dubya said...

TB3,

It's not like JTF's ilk will openly gloat about how corporate media and hyper-sensitive corpo-dems reacted to a reasonable tweet. They savor the wedge issue victory, custom-fitted to their interests.

They're just going to keep voting for Steve King and Trump's agenda. They delight in accusing those who call out real racism as the "real racists", as long as they aren't Republicans.

They care nothing about American Jews. Their only concern with Israel is it's ancient Christian history, and setting for their Armageddon/Rapture fantasies.

As long corporate media keeps regurgitating their accusations, and unilateral definitions of terms, the debate is already rigged. Their strategy is to define any criticism of any Right leaning organization as anti-Semitic, racist, or unpatriotic.

The NRA, AIPAC and CPAC are sacred to them. Those daring to disagree will be smeared from every angle.

None of these represent the majority of Americans. It is their version of "identity politics". For corporate media and far Right purposes, it's a term, that for some reason, only applies to the Left and Democrats.

Gotta hand it to the Right. They are masters at deflection by dictating definitions and terms for discourse through media manipulation. This is how they agitate anger, blame and hate.

It's a propaganda method straight from the fascist playbook. No wonder Hitler envied American media. He knew Americans were gullible, and just as easy to con as Germans.

U.P. Tim said...

Dave Zirin, a sports writer and Jew also did not take Rep. Omar's words as anti-semitic. The mainstream media MSNBC etc. has been running with this bulls--t for 4-5 days now or since she made her statements. They didn't spend 1/2 as much time on Steve King's racism and hate. They keep trying to push a divide in the Democratic party and smear Rep. Omar. I haven't agreed with Israel's treatment of the Palestinians for years.

Just the Facts! said...

"No wonder Hitler envied American media. He knew Americans were gullible" Site your source.

TB3 said...

"Site your source" JTF

I know this is an original statement from JTF, because they misspelled cite.

Look at them sift through all the things being said in the comments for something, anything, inconsequential that they can latch onto and redirect conversation again. Nope. Not going to comment about the NRA, AIPAC, CPAC and the topic of the post. HITLER WAS INVOKED, SITE YOUR SOURCE.

"The mainstream media MSNBC etc. has been running with this bulls--t for 4-5 days now or since she made her statements." - U.P. Tim

Because they have to continue to pander to the myth of the liberal-biased media. It seems weird that they seem so focus in proving the lack of a liberal media bias that they seem compelled to focus excessively on drama revolving around a 'D'. Maybe they feel compelled to use this as an example that they're fair and not always focused on the current Presidency's insanity. The problem is, what a Freshman Congresswoman from Minnesota tweets is inconsequential compared to this hour's latest unforced error the President makes and then lies about (Tim Apple).

Dave Dubya said...

Tim and TB3,
Corporate media are cowards. They parroted Cheney's war mongering, and are doing it again for Bolten and Co.'s Venezuela agenda. They obsess with Trump's words more than the consequences of his acts. A few have the guts to say he's a crook, but the facts should be repeated every day and all day. He is named in actual crimes, and has been obstructing justice all along. But above all, they wallow in the false equivalence of "both siderism" to appear unbiased. It's about the benjamins. Corporate media work primarily for corporate profits.

Since JTF raised a polite and reasonable request concerning a point I made:

From Hitler and America

“Hitler knew that Americans were particularly susceptible to public opinion, which could be manipulated by the press and other mass media.”

Here’s a video of an early Trump rally, er, I mean an American Nazi rally, at Madison Square Garden back in the day.

A Night at the Garden :

There’s something chilling about tens of thousands of American Nazis saying the Pledge of Allegiance, led by one with a German accent.

“Very fine people”. I’m guessing an old Truebood or two were fellow believers.

https://youtu.be/MxxxlutsKuI

TB3 said...

"are doing it again for Bolten and Co.'s Venezuela agenda" - DD

Eeeeehhhh.... I don't know about that. I don't hear or see a lot about Bolton's ambitions for Venezuela. The lead up to Iraq was everynight; A figurative beating of the war drum. Venezuela? I see the MSM talking about the humanitarian crisis and the President's tweets and the opposition party. I'm not getting the beating of the war drum. Then again, I'm not able to consume the news from every available outlet considered mainstream, so I may be missing what you're picking up on.

Dave Dubya said...

The US has had long term sanctions and embargoes against Venezuela, and has now taken to seizing their oil revenues. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is similar to the humanitarian crisis on the border in that Right wing policies of the US Government exacerbate both. The "president" the US recognizes was NOT elected.

"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins still rings true.

From TIME

During the press briefing on the economic sanctions, Bolton held a notepad on his chest visible to cameras, which said “5,000 troops to Colombia,” presumably in his own handwriting. The message — deliberately exposed or not — pinballed around Washington and provoked speculation about pre-positioning American forces inside Colombia for a rapid deployment in neighboring Venezuela, if called upon. The Pentagon refused to discuss the matter, referring all questions to the White House. A White House spokesman responded: “As the President has said, all options are on the table.”

Perhaps most brazenly, Bolton appeared in an interview on Fox Business and disclosed that the U.S. government was in talks with American corporations on how to capitalize on Venezuela’s oil reserves, which are proven to be the world’s largest.

“We’re in conversation with major American companies now,” he said. “I think we’re trying to get to the same end result here. … It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela.”


Dave Dubya said...

Ahem.

Attention! (Someone wants attention.)

So anyway, since JTF's racism and hate are not welcome in this discussion, I’ll filter it down to his point. JTF has a special message for some of you.

I thought you’d like to know he’s been thinking about you. He has information he thinks you should know, and he’s quite concerned about what you read.

“Socialism!”...youtube link... “Blackface!”... “Socialism!”...Oh, I forgot, dave censors what I post here. You read that Tim, JG and TB3, dave is afraid, so he censors what you read. Still waiting for dave to cite his source of the quote he attributed to socialist Hitler. Like that’s ever going to happen, lol.. – JTF

"Still waiting" is his code word for thank you.

"Site your source." means he's still waiting.

From "Hitler and America"

“Hitler knew that Americans were particularly susceptible to public opinion, which could be manipulated by the press and other mass media.”

And the video of an American Nazi rally at Madison Square Garden

A Night at the Garden:

Sources cited. And of course, he's "still waiting", bless his heart.

(Who knows? Maybe Trump's Klan Daddy and the Truebloods saluted together.)

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Shame on you, Dave, for citing the title of a book! You know written sources are not recognized by semi-literate Vern. ;-)

Maybe Vern expected video of "der Fuhrer", himself.

Agreed...I suspect you're right about the Trueblood klan making the trip from Indiana to Madison Square Garden to salute their leader "in absentia".

Dave Dubya said...

National Socialist Vern don't need no book larnin'.

All he needs to know is what his Orange Fuhrer tells him; any journalist not praising the Leader is an enemy of the people.

National Socialism 101.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' by John Perkins still rings true." ~~ Dave Dubya

First diplomacy is attempted. If that fails, the jackals ("economic hit-men) are sent in. If still no results, it's military action.

Great book, by the way. Read it years ago. Nothing's different now, only the scenarios.

Venezuela has been on the neocons hit-list for a long time. Although no saber-rattling by the mainstream corporate-media, yet, there's also no outrage at the prospect of military intervention in a sovereign nation's internal affairs.

The mainstream corporate-media owners and bosses know, exactly, what side of the bread is buttered -- and will obediently continue to be the government's unofficial stenographers.

Dave Dubya said...

Venezuela and Iran are in for it. Cheney's working on Pence to direct Trump's foreign policy.

How's that for a boatload of dangerous vermin? They are truly a plague and curse on our country.

U.P. Tim said...

The Tangerine Tyrant is all about saving words and time. Ya know. He said "Tim Cook Apple" according to him really fast. What a lying A--hole. Right on TB3 and Dave.

Dave Dubya said...

Neo-Nazis and their white nationalist hate is on the rise in Texas. Imagine that...National Socialism is getting more fans among the "real Americans".

New Data Show The State Of Hate In Texas

People searching Google in Texas for violent extremist content overwhelmingly favored neo-Nazi terms, with “Sieg Heil” the top search result, according to data collected since the end of 2017 by Moonshot CVE, a London-based company focused on data-driven solutions to violent extremism.

Texans Googled “Sieg Heil” 7,085 times in that period, followed by 6,220 searches for “1488,” a reference to a 14-word white power slogan and “Heil Hitler” (since H is the eighth letter in the alphabet). The third-most-popular search term was simply “Heil Hitler,” with 4,630 searches.

Although neo-Nazi content tops that list and “alt-right” neo-Nazi organizing in Texas has surged in recent years, people who appeared interested in joining a white supremacist organization still turned their gaze to the Ku Klux Klan, which has a long and violent history in the state. Almost all the top search terms that indicated an interest in organized extremist activity were related to the KKK. People searched often for “KKK hotline,” “KKK membership,” and “KKK sign up.”

And the searches happened all over Texas, regardless of the type of community.


Good times for National Socialists out on White Settlement. And they ALL hate liberals and people like AOC, Omar, and Tlaib. It defines them.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Dave, let Vern know he needs to click the hyperlink if he tells you to "site your sources". LOL

You can be sure Vern stays kkkrazily busy with various hate meetings -- hosting on White Settlement and probably at various gathering spots in redneck Fort Worth.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
The white nationalist who voted for the racist president is asking if you voted for a racist governor. (Maybe he thinks you have something in common.)

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tell the white nationalist that, as a matter of fact, I did vote for the sitting governor. But, of course, I did not know about his black-face exploits at the time I cast my ballot.

Also tell him I didn't provide continuing support of him, as he did for the racist and serial adulterer - even after he knew about it.

Also ask him when it first occurred to him that he, himself, is a racist.

Just the Facts! said...

dave, I didn't vote for Obama.

Just the Facts! said...

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed the Keystone XL pipeline for leaking about 5,000 barrels of oil in rural South Dakota about two years ago.

There’s just one problem: The Keystone XL pipeline has not been built yet.

During a House hearing Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that “Keystone XL, in particular, had one leak that leaked 210,000 gallons across South Dakota” while she questioned Wells Fargo president and CEO Timothy Sloan.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
JTF just confirmed it.

Just some facts. Of course a white nationalist calls the Black president as a racist, while the actual racist birther got his vote, and unquestioning loyalty.

More AOC Derangement Syndrome?

Let’s ask “Tim Apple” about word slips. AOC misspoke the "XL" part. This infuriates racists, I'm sure.

Nov 17, 2017 - (CNN) A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.

Just like AOC forgot to omit the final two letter designation, JTF “forgot” to mention this from his article he selectively copy and pasted:

Ocasio-Cortez probably confused the Keystone XL pipeline with the Keystone pipeline, which has been operating since 2010... The existing Keystone pipeline, however, was responsible for leaking up to 9,700 barrels in South Dakota in 2017.

So what was JTF's point, apart from expressing his hate for the brown woman who word-slipped and added "XL"? It seemed important enough for him to mention, for some reason.

He seems to be doing his best to show us he hates black men and brown women... That's our boy.

I report. You decide.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"More AOC Derangement Syndrome?" ~~ Dave Dubya

Of course it is. The petite lady from the Bronx twists rightwingers into knots. She speaks the truth, and when she does they sizzle, spit blood, and projectile-vomit like a demon in an exorcism.


"So what was JTF's point, apart from expressing his hate for the brown woman who word-slipped and added 'XL'?" ~~ Dave Dubya

There's no point at all, other than the one on his pinhead. He's fearful of the truth so his only recourse is to lie and deceive.


"I report. You decide." ~~ Dave Dubya

Yes, the hate for anybody non-white has been evident for a very long time.

Not surprisingly, Vern still hasn't responded to my question about when he first realized he was a racist.

The karmic consequences for Vern are unquestionable.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Back to the topic posted...

"All because AIPAC and the Israeli government must not be questioned or criticized." ~~ Dave Dubya

Hedges's latest article explains, in descriptive detail, the corrosive and corruptable effect AIPAC has had on our democracy, political system, and both political parties.

I've always found it interesting that rightwingers abhor worker's labor unions yet embrace the very same process of organizing when lobbyists use it to influence our government representatives.

Dave Dubya said...

The “reasoning” behind why “rightwingers abhor worker's labor unions yet embrace the very same process of organizing when lobbyists use it” is labor unions are dirty "commies" and corporations are esteemed “persons”. And since wealth is their only measure of character, only the wealthy are entitled to rule.

As for AIPAC, their hold is on the Armageddonist cult of the Right, fusing their politics and religion. A perfect wedge issue.

So now Trump plans to gut Social Security and Medicare after promising not to. His cult of racists and authoritarians don’t care, as long as liberals “lose” and poor black and brown people suffer.

Dave Dubya said...

And let's not forget the godhead of con-servatism, CPAC, embodiment of anger, bigotry, stale money and religious fundamentalism. An institutional monument of far Right ideology, corruption and cults.

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Just the Facts! said...

"She speaks the truth"
AOC provides us with a perfect example of Sturgeon's Law, JG, bless your heart.

Dave Dubya said...

A wonderful side of projection with the AOC derangement.

The "90% crap law" really does apply to someone here. But he's an amateur. The Tangerine Tyrant alone surpasses Sturgeon's Law with a 99.9% crap content.

As usual Don the Con is above the law. But for how long?

I'm thinking of getting an SDNY cap and RICO T-shirt for this spring.

Just the Facts! said...

As expected, JG will not tell us if he voted for the Racist Democrat Ticket in VA. As expected, with the failure of the RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA crap, the left is falling back on playing their race card. They do it every time.



I hope the left keeps defending their socialist Congresswomen. It just exposes who they really are to the voters. And that will not be good for them.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"I'm thinking of getting an SDNY cap and RICO T-shirt for this spring." ~~ Dave Dubya

Great idea! Think I'll do the same!

The SDNY is gonna send the mobster-in-chief up the river.

From the White House to the Big House. That'll be Donald Trump's true legacy.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"As expected, JG will not tell us if he voted for the Racist Democrat Ticket in VA." ~~ Timothy L. Trueblood, V. Better known as simply "Vern"

As expected, poor Vern has severe reading comprehension challenges.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"The Tangerine Tyrant alone surpasses Sturgeon's Law with a 99.9% crap content." ~~ Dave Dubya

Dave, the "99.9% crap content" is always certifiable Trumpism and is recognized for its total unworthiness where ever two-bit liars and flim-flam con-artists can be found.

Its many distinctions include the seal of disapproval.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"And since wealth is their only measure of character, only the wealthy are entitled to rule." ~~ Dave Dubya

Yet, they claim they revere a poor working class carpenter whom they believe miraculously became their godhead.

I wonder how he fits in with their wealth-reverence? (Rhetorical question, obviously -- we already know Jesus was a Republican...)

Maybe the Gospels were fictional fairytales meant only to influence the already-obedient and abiding people of the time, and the real Jesus of Nazareth was working hand-in-hand with Saul to scam the system and steal from the multitudes.

Holy fleece the people, Batman! Maybe Donald Trump is actually the golden calf after all!

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Dave, I was listening to the Thom Hartmann Show yesterday when he related how Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee included Cohen's belief that should Trump lose his bid for reelection next year that there would not be a peaceful transition of power.

In the wake of that testimony Trump granted an interview with Breitbart News, where he said the following:

"The left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations] — that’s all they want to do is – you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this." ~~ Donald Trump, excerpt from interview with Breitbart News, March 13, 2019

So it appears the mobster-in-chief is, once again, signaling his goons and misfits via coded dog-whistle messaging and he apparently thinks the military, police, and biker-dipshits will encircle the White House to keep the tyrant from being dragged, kicking and screaming, from the premises.

By the way, not lost in the dog whistle blowing are the words of denial and projection used by the tyrant-in-chief. Typical words of C.R.A.P., not to mention insurrection.

I haven't heard anything about this through the corporate mainstream media, although I haven't been home much lately so it's possible I missed it.

Hmm...

I wonder whether Civil War 2.0 is on the horizon?

TB3, are you out there? Your thoughts?

Jefferson's Guardian said...

So the alt-right carnage continues...this time in mosques in Christchurch, NZ.

The presidency of racist Donald Trump has opened the floodgates to the worst humanity has to offer -- while the pin-heads hide behind their faux Christianity.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
The Tangerine Tyrant will not relinquish power gracefully or willingly. He will need to be evicted by federal marshals. While biker thugs have not sworn to uphold the Constitution, federal law enforcement and the military have. If some remain loyal to the Big MAGAt over the Constitution there will be conflict among them.

We may well see some Alex Jones zombies and militia nuts provoking violence. And they certainly will, if prodded by the authoritarian Criminal in Chief.

But this country's owners will likely own the next Senate, and possibly the next president, too, so they will get their way after some ugliness, bullying and threats from Trump's Last Stand.

He needs to locked up for this country to even begin to reclaim any moral foundation and rule of law. And I doubt that will happen. The next president will choose to "look forward" like Obama did for the war criminals.

Just the Facts! said...

If I had a dollar for every time socialism worked, I would have $0.
Coincidentally, if socialism did work, I would still have $0.

Just the Facts! said...

“Scientists are absolutely UNANIMOUS on this!” – Beto says we’ve only got 12 years to fix Climate Change!

The Tangerine Tyrant will not relinquish power gracefully or willingly. He will need to be evicted by federal marshals.

Insane leftist at their best...

Dave Dubya said...

Poor JTF!!

Not a dollar of Social Security, unemployment, Medicare, or public health and public safety has been to his benefit. Never got to use public infrastructure or roads. He's the real victim, here. No wonder he hates America.

He can't remember his Tangerine Tyrant said the Black president was illegitimate. He can't remember his Big MAGAt said he wouldn't accept an election result if he lost. He can't remember his Orange Messiah lied about winning the legitimate popular vote count.

The poor thing can't even define socialism, can he?

Ignorance is bliss.

At least he can take comfort in seeing his fellow white nationalist terrorizing Muslims in New Zealand. Their hate binds them together.

This is why he, Trump, and David Duke love the likes of Tucker Carlson. It's the white nationalist boys club.

History teaches us white nationalism is national socialism's ideological twin.

He's a "socialist" and doesn't even know it. Although, as long as it's white, it's all good.

TB3 said...

"TB3, are you out there? Your thoughts?" -- JG

I'm concerned the President, just like in 2016, is going to perpetually beat the 'It's rigged!' drum throughout the campaign in anticipation of losing. Nevermind the fact that all the individual States and territories would all have to collude together in order to "rig" the Presidential election, or even just enough to get the Democrat to get the majority in the Electoral College. Ridiculous conspiracy and serious projections considering how the President got to be where he is.

I'm comfortable that our Military will remember that they swear allegiance to the Constitution, not to the Commander-in-Chief. And the Police? The Police are not Federal agencies and I'm sure as hell not believing the D.C. Police are ready and willing to prop up a Former President who rejects the peaceful transfer of power when he loses. If he's talking about the FBI... his attitude and actions towards them throughout his Presidency sure isn't something I'd expect to elicit extra-Constitutional loyalty.

I'm fearful of what the President tries to do when he loses more than what will actually happen. I'm also interested to hear from the T.Paines of the world if and when it happens vis-a-vis all the talk of tyrany throughout the Obama years. I expect a lot of "Well I didn't vote for Trump." as if that stopped them from being so hyperbolic while also not having voted for Obama.

TB3 said...

"The poor thing can't even define socialism, can he?" - DD

That's because "socialism" isn't definable. How do you define something that is constantly shifting and changing to encompass the things you are told are bad? Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Unemployment, Roads, Firefighters, Police, Production of clean water, Food Inspectors, The Military, Border Security, TSA.... man, what a hellscape we live in with all this Socialism running rampant. I'm sure the JTFs of the world would prefer living on the street when they get sick, get old, or lose their job. I'm sure they would love the prospect of a toll on every road, Firefighters and Cops that skip your house because you forgot to pay your protection fee this month, water that'll make you sick thus forcing you to live on the street, a Private Military answerable to a CEO rather than the American people, Border Security that's answerable to a CEO rather than the American people, Airport Security answerable to a CEO rather than... oh wait. We already have an example of a Private, non-socialist, version of the TSA don't we? Man... what happened during that utopia? Oh, right. 9/11. Way to go.

Dave Dubya said...

TB3,
The T. Paines of the world may not have voted for Trump at the polls, but they supported him, and continue to support him, indirectly through their donations to the NRA, CPAC, and tax exempt politically active churches. This is in addition to voting for the entire Party of Trump, and its toadies, lackeys, crooks, enablers and appeasers.

They "took their country back", all right. ALL of the Right and alt-Right con-servatives did this.

Actually, only JTF's definition of socialism will do. Of course, we're waiting for Godot there.

Remember, only the Right may define socialism. The same goes for "liberal". Same goes for every word in the US Constitution.

We just need to learn our place and not make trouble with our pesky facts and questions.

Right Wing Authoritarian Personalities ALWAYS know what's best for all of us. We just gotta have faith, I'm sure.

If not, we can depend on their benevolent mercies to be dispensed by crushing us into submission. That should teach us.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"I'm comfortable that our Military will remember that they swear allegiance to the Constitution, not to the Commander-in-Chief." ~~ TB3

In a rational world I'd probably agree with you. Military types, however, are trained to follow orders. I doubt whether they'll be flipping through their handy pocket-sized Constitution for legalities.

Donald Trump also swore to uphold the Constitution - as did all Congressional office-holders - but it's apparent Republicans are satisfied with subverting Constitutional law when it suits their corporatist agenda.


"I'm fearful of what the President tries to do when he loses more than what will actually happen." ~~ TB3

I framed my question around the scenario from Thom Hartmann's show the other day, namely whether he'll vacate the presidency in a peaceful transfer of power.

But look again at Trump's Breitbart News response where he says:

"I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad."

What does Trump have in mind with his words, "until they go to a certain point" and "then it would be very bad, very bad"?

Who is "they", what is "a certain point", and what is he saying, exactly, when he recites it would get "very bad, very bad"?

Maybe Vern knows. He's definitely tuned into the dog whistles of the alt-right.


"I'm also interested to hear from the T.Paines of the world if and when it happens vis-a-vis all the talk of tyrany throughout the Obama years." ~~ TB3

I'm not sure whether you're speaking of other persons of T. Paine's conservative persuasion, or T.Paine and his other personas: "Unknown" and "Rex".

Either way, you'll never hear from them now. The "T.Paines" of the world, less of course the reactionary white supremacist and racist types like Vern, are embarrassed by Donald Trump and what he's done to desecrate the office of the presidency.

It is exactly why he shut down his now defunct blog. His side lost and became overtaken by Trumpism and the hideous hate and carnage associated with white nationalism. His type of conservatism was thrown to the gutter long ago. All that's left is a hollowed out carcass of a party whose heart and soul has been taken over by Trump and his incredibly inhumane insensitivity.

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Just the Facts! said...

Since the dictionary's definition of Socialism is not acceptable, what is the left's definition of Socialism?

Why are you still debating T Paine?

Dave Dubya said...

JTF,

Nobody is debating T. Paine. Noting his absence and theorizing the reason why he no longer wishes to engage in discussion is not "debating".

Which dictionary is "the dictionary"? And which of the multiple definitions of socialism to use? Fabian, Democratic, Marxist, Syndicalist, Christian,...etc?

There are no states of "pure" capitalism, communism or socialism. Each term embodies a vast area of economics and governing. Fascism stands as the most "pure" of the ideologies due to the power of a supreme dictator. Communist dictators operate from the fascist mold.

Democratic Socialism with regulated capitalism is the most moderate and successful realizations of these diverse ideologies.

My working definition of socialism is outlined in the Declaration's "consent of the governed" and in the US Constitution.

Exhibit A: Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Exhibit B: US Constitution

Section 8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;


Elements of both socialism and capitalism can work in a democratic republic. Representative democracy provides for the consent of the governed. Democratic Socialism is maintained by consent of the governed, taxes for the general welfare, and regulation of commerce to curb the abuses of unregulated capitalism.

There you have it. The liberal agenda. Consent of the governed, regulated commerce, and provision for the general welfare right there in the founding documents.

If Just the Facts wants do demonize socialism, he will need a very narrow definition that borders on that of a dictatorial, anti-democratic, one-party communist state.

And as we all know, that would be deflection.

Let's see if he can comprehend any of this.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"There you have it. The liberal agenda. Consent of the governed, regulated commerce, and provision for the general welfare right there in the founding documents." ~~ Dave Dubya

It's so Constitutional, even a blind man could see it...

...except one blinded by hate and racism, of course.

Just the Facts! said...


NEW: In a court deposition, Christopher Steele says he didn't realize CNN iReport was a user-generated site with stories that aren't edited, fact-checked, or screened, despite using an article he found there to verify some allegations in the Trump Dossier.https://t.co/tTOJNrNlA7

— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 16, 2019

Care to comment?

When will JG tell us if he voted for the Democrat Racist Governor? You know the JG who prides himself in exposing racists. LOL

Nice made up definition of socialism, typical leftist reaction to realty, deflect, deflect, deflect. Did you know dave, we live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy? dave without the wealth that capitalism creates, socialism would have ZERO money to redistribute, but you know that. In fact dave, socialism does not create wealth. Is that a good thing? Which means, oh never mind, you would not admit it much less publish it, it's the censorship you love so much that makes you so weak.

You experts on racism are so blind to your OWN racism, you need a seeing eye dog to get to the ballot box to vote for their blackface governor.



Just the Facts! said...

dave, since you are the self proclaimed expert on socialism, is Venezuela a socialist county? If not, then what is it?

Dave Dubya said...

JTF,
So let's get this straight. You accused me of racism for no given reason, other than your projection. How many times have you needed to tell us black-face is racism? Nobody here is defending that, but you are obsessed with a trivial matter because it is deflection from white nationalist racism, hate, and violence that has slaughtered many innocent Americans.

You're asking multiple questions, while accusing me of loving censorship and being weak.

The truth is you resent my power to publish your C.R.A.P. or not. This is entirely at my pleasure. While you have the authoritarian personality, I have the authority. And you hate that, don't you?

Your ad hominem filled tantrum indicates this angers you; like a Black president angers white nationalists.

Your questions indicate your weakness in reading comprehension and arrogant disregard for what I wrote. I owe you no answers.

Venezuela is more complicated than you would ever care to comprehend. It is a third world country with an economy based on oil.

The US led an embargo suppressed their access to open markets. So much for your "free market" lie. (Chinese commies are fine, Latin American Socialists are evil.) The oil boom busted. The US supported coups. Chavez died, and corruption became rampant. It was failed by capitalism and corruption, not socialism. Now Trump and his henchmen want to go take their oil. This isn't a free market, it's piracy by predatory corporate imperialism.





Jefferson's Guardian said...

"When will JG tell us if he voted for the Democrat Racist Governor? You know the JG who prides himself in exposing racists." ~~ Timothy L. Trueblood V (also, simply known as Vern)

and...

"[Vern], [y]our questions indicate your weakness in reading comprehension and arrogant disregard for what I wrote. I owe you no answers." ~~ Dave Dubya

Still, Vern, as the resident village idiot, you've missed my responses and have accused me of not answering you.

Not only did I answer you the first time you attempted to deflect from this post's topic (at 6:30 p.m., above), but I even went out of my way to answer you a second time after you stupidly accused me, again, of running from your question. (I replied, then, at 4:15 p.m.)

This is the reason I cited (or as you're fond of writing, "sited" 😃) Dave's reference, above, indicating you suffer from "reading comprehension" challenges -- which you truly do.

Get with the program, dude. While you're at it, answer my questions about whether you receive Medicare benefits, or Social Security bendfits, or VA benefits.

Do you receive any of these benefits? Yes or no?

Dave Dubya said...

JG,
I'll be happy to publish his reply to your question. Deflections and whataboutisms will not be published.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

Thanks, Dave, but I'm not really expecting Vern to answer.

KKKowards never do, and if so they're never truthful. They're always narcissist liars, in the image of Donald Trump.

Dave Dubya said...

New York Times contributing opinion editor Wajahat Ali told CNN 's Ana Cabrera white supremacists are a “white ISIS”. They really are no different at their ignorant hateful core.

And they are all so very religious, because God has chosen only them to lead the world.

The Daily Stormer calls their thugs who attack antifa protesters “Trumpenkriegers”.

I wonder which label our white nationalist prefers... Nicht wahr?

I think we found a special new term for them. Like the Teabaggers, they can do a good job identifying themselves.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

"...white supremacists are a 'white ISIS'." ~~ Dave Dubya

I saw that reported on TV yesterday. I thought, and still do, that's an excellent identifier for these haters.


"...their thugs who attack antifa protesters [are called] 'Trumpenkriegers'." ~~ Dave Dubya

So Nazi-like of them. Isn't that special?...


"I wonder which label our white nationalist prefers..." ~~ Dave Dubya

Perhaps we shouldn't offer him a choice, eh Dave? After all, he's insistent upon defining words such as "socialism", and "communist" and making off-the-cuff labels about what it is or who it is.

Our white nationalist is anti-choice in almost every category of democratic rights and freedoms -- unless, of course, choices are only applied to, and for, white Republican men and/or the wealthy and/or Wall Street and trans-national corporations.

Beyond that very small and miniscule subset of our country's population (and an even smaller subset of non-persons), rights are only granted at their pleasure if there's a money and power exchange in their favor.

But this is nothing new...he already knows this.

Jefferson's Guardian said...

I guess nothing publishable came from our White ISIS racist since yesterday?

No surprise.

Dave Dubya said...

JG,

He was totally pwned by:

The truth is you resent my power to publish your C.R.A.P. or not. This is entirely at my pleasure. While you have the authoritarian personality, I have the authority. And you hate that, don't you?

Jefferson's Guardian said...

LOL

One-upmanship is hated by authoritarian Trumpists. They despise being on the losing end of their own despicable game. Just ask Donald Trump.

As I've told the hateful troll more times than I can count, he's more than free to start his own blog and rant and spit and twist to his black heart's content. He just won't do it.

Vern still hasn't figured out that T. Paine shut down operations because of his hatefulness and willful ignorance.