Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Joy Reid's an idiot

Does the whining ever end?


Hillary's fan club was the worst bunch of cry babies ever.

Now they're marching in protests.

Against what?


I thought half of these cry babies were supposed to be in Canada by now.

I really loved  "So, uh, we weren't with her? (Ava and C.I.)" and I also enjoyed this Tweet:

In 2020, should try not to marginalize, demonize, attack, assault, mock, and disparage ITS OWN PROGRESSIVE VOTERS

Meanwhile, why is Joy Reid on television instead of in a padded cell?

  1. Sarandon never said she wanted a "burn it all down revolution" she said some did but lets not let facts get in the way of spinning for HRC
  2. She voted in a non-swing state in an election whose ultimate outcome wasn't changed by third party votes. What is this rage for, exactly?

She just lies.

She's just a liar.

Especially when she claims she's asking for friends -- everybody knows Joy Reid doesn't have any friends.

Joy just has to lie.

She can't help it.

John Stauber is the reverse Joy -- he can't help but tell the truth:

a huge $ boon for front groups serving liberal .

Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  The US presidential election has been resolved but the Iraq War goes on.

The US presidential election is finally over.

Republican candidate Donald Trump won.

Congratulations to him and to those who supported him.

Let's note this from the Center for Constitutional Rights:

In response to the election of Donald Trump, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:
We send love and solidarity to all those who are hurting and afraid that Donald Trump’s America excludes them. We share the despair of the millions who are in shock that a candidate supported by the KKK has won the presidency of the United States.
If there is a silver lining in this election result it is that it is impossible now to deny the racism, sexism, and xenophobia that have been part of America for centuries. Our duty is to stand together with all those who dissent from this bigotry and to defend and protect vulnerable communities. That has been CCR’s mission for 50 years, we will work harder than ever to defend civil and human rights and the U.S. Constitution.
The dangers of a Trump presidency go beyond the attacks on people of color, women, Muslims, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQI people, and people with disabilities. His campaign was marked by the strategies and tactics of authoritarian regimes: endorsing and encouraging violence against political protesters, threatening to jail his opponent, refusing to say he would accept the results of the election if he lost, punishing critical press. Together with all those who value freedom, justice, and self-determination, we must resist and prevent at all costs a slide into American fascism.
Resistance is our civic duty.

It's nice for you to pick and choose who you send love and solidarity to -- that's sarcasm.

I'm an American.  Love and solidarity to all people in America and out.

Whatever my problems with Donald Trump (didn't vote for him, do not like him, unlike the yapping dogs of CCR, I actually know Donald), I don't have any problem with his supporters.

They're people who made a choice to vote for him.

He won.

I hope they're happy today.  They should be.

CCR though?

They only have love for people who agree with them.

They find Donald divisive -- as they themselves divide.

They smear by association by raising the KKK.

Donald is not part of the KKK.

Members of the KKK support candidates in every election.

It's not a reflection on the candidate.

We were opposed to Hillary here.

I never tarred and feathered her when the father of a domestic terrorist attended her Florida rally.

First off, the father is not responsible for what his adult son did.

Second of all, Hillary's not responsible for any who support her.

CCR has become a joke.

This is the group who had a private meeting with Barack Obama after he was elected.

They call for sunshine and transparency from others.

But they don't practice it.

Michael Ratner died.

He died a coward.  He was CCR.

They're cowards now.

That's on them.

But the most annoying thing about this b.s. they issued?

Donald hasn't proposed anything yet.

CCR is saying, "Oppose his plans!!!"

What plans?

Oh, I get it, you're knee jerk and you don't have to know what he's going to propose to know you will oppose him.

Unlike CCR, I can't read tea leaves.

Becoming president could make Donald become presidential.

It's a chance for a transforming moment for him.

Will he take it?

I don't want to guess. I'd rather hope while I wait and see.

If he proposes war, I'll oppose him on that, as I have Bully Boy Bush and President Barack Obama.

If he goes after the LGBTQ community, I'll call him out.  If he's silent on attacks on that community, I will call him out as I did with Barack when Nouri al-Maliki taught hate to children and sent militias to kill the LGBTQS in Iraq (or those assumed to be LGBTQ).

If he tries to chip away at abortion rights, I'll call him out the way I did Hillary in January of 2005.

I don't know what he's going to do.

Nor does he, I bet.

He's president, an election took place.

Van Jones is on TV gabbing again.

It must be nice to always assume the worst of others -- and not of yourself.

I have no delusions that I'm a sweet angel.  I'm every curse word you could spit out and much more.

But I'm going to judge by people's records and actions.

I'm not going to twist people's words.

Someone -- Rudy G? -- made a comparison to Andrew Jackson and all these people insisted Rudy (or whomever) was racist.


Not based on that.

Grow up.

Rudy's over 60 years old.

Andrew Jackson was not taught the way he is today.  Society changes.  Good.

We need to grow.

It shouldn't be static.

Rudy's got his childhood lessons of Andrew Jackson.

Now if Rudy's praising some racist action of whomever, then we can call him out.

And should.

But some of these assumptions -- which were egged on by the media -- are wrong.

That's not to say Donald Trump is good and wonderful.

I know him, I don't like him.

But that is to say, the monster the press created was not a fair portrayal.

The knee jerk assumptions that we make are not fair.

CCR's silence for eight years under Barack about the ongoing Iraq War was not fair.

Somebody -- Donald or anyone -- does something objectionable, I'll call him out.  (Please, I flipped the bird to then President of Vice Dick Cheney.  The look on his face is one of my all time favorite memories.)

But I'm not going to create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I'm not saying anyone should march with Donald.

I am saying I'll need to wait for him to propose things and then consider them.

If they need protesting, I will protest.

But I'm not going to play knee jerk reactionary.

I'm on the left -- way on the left apparently.  And I doubt I'll agree with him on many if not any things.  But I'll wait until he proposes something to make decisions.

If you voted for today, you have blood on your hands. 💀 💀 💀 💀 💀 💀

I don't know Jeanette.  I stumbled upon her Twitter feed (probably via one of Susan Sarandon's Tweets).

I tend to agree with her.

And a lot of us on the left did.

It was a huge mistake to nominate Hillary -- an Iraq War supporter.

Could we not see what happened repeatedly in England?

Did Labour get to maintain it's hold?


Hillary voted for the war.

It is an issue for many, many of us.

It was an issue for many British citizens.

For more on failed candidate Hillary Clinton, you can see "So, uh, we weren't with her? (Ava and C.I.)" from earlier today.

The Iraq tragedy continues.

Today Jan Kubis, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's special envoy, appeared before the United Nations Security Council.  The UN NEWS CENTRE notes:

 9 November 2016 – Alongside liberating the country’s territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/[. . .]), it is essential that processes are undertaken to “capture the hearts and minds” of all Iraqis from all parts of Iraq for it to be peaceful and united, the United Nations envoy to the country told the Security Council today.
“The rebuilding of infrastructure, restoration of essential services, rule of law, schools and employment are ever more important to restore confidence in the Government,” the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, told the Council.
“Returns of IDPs [internally displaced people] holds the key to rebuilding Iraq’s solid societal fabric. It is part of the reconciliation and healing,” he added, noting that in general, the pace of returns in the previously liberated despite the Government's and international community’s efforts is rather slow.
Making special mention of the operation against ISIL in Mosul, Mr. Kubiš said that the efforts of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), the Peshmerga, the Popular Mobilization Forces and allied tribal and local volunteers are making steady progress in liberating the city, while trying to avoid excessive risks to the civilian populations.
“This liberation operation marks the beginning of the end of the so-called ‘Da’esh caliphate’ in Iraq,” he underscored.
He also called on local leaders to ensure that the grievances of the past are addressed and a way is found to live together “after ISIL in justice and equality for all.” 
“Reconciliation at both community and national level is the way to make military victories against ISIL sustainable, to make Iraq truly peaceful and united,” he highlighted.

In his briefing, Mr. Kubiš also informed the Council of credible reports of the group forcing tens of thousands of civilians, including women and children to relocate inside the city, effectively using them as human shields, as well as the killing civilians who refuse to comply with their instructions or those who previously belonged to the ISF, including 232 civilians who were reportedly shot dead on 26 October.
He added that as of yesterday, some 35,000 people have been displaced due to the fighting in Mosul, and Iraqi authorities have been providing them transport to emergency sites, where some 20,000 are presently being housed, while many others, he said, have found shelter in host communities.
The UN envoy further reported that humanitarian agencies continue their preparations for mass displacement as well as for the upcoming winter. 

Bombing has not been the answer.

The Islamic State did not get its hold in Iraq by accident.

It was due to the persecution of the Sunnis.

Today, the US Defense Dept announced:

Strikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted six strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

-- Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, three mortar systems, a heavy machine gun and a sniper position; suppressed two tactical units; and damaged a mortar system.

-- Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIL vehicle bomb factory and destroyed two storage containers and a vehicle.

-- Near Tal Afar, a strike engaged an ISIL headquarters building.

Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike.

REUTERS reports:

Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight injured in 24 US airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria between 20 November 2015 and 10 September 2016, the US military said in a statement on Wednesday.

Bombings are not an answer.

Iraq's Prime Minister Tweeted the following:

Congratulations to President-elect . Look forward to continued US support for Iraq in the war against terror


Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Count the votes already

Hillary can never tell the truth:

Link to headline article


And here's where it stands now:


After all that conspiring, she still's struggling.

How awful is she?

They'll refuse to address that if she loses.

Instead, it will be blame everyone else.

So the blame will be heaped on supporters, wikileaks, the Russians but the fault is completely with the agenda.

I wish this election were over -- it is.  Except for people still waiting in lines.

So let me change that, I wish the ballots were all counted now.

I'm really hoping Jill Stein did well and that the Greens got 5% nationally.

Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue as the US holds a presidential election.

In the United States today, the presidential election finally takes place.

In 2007, Hillary Clinton mocked Barack Obama as someone running for president since kindergarten and issued a press release calling attention to his essay "I Want To Be President."  Eric Zorn (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) observed in real time:

Clinton’s lucky that the late-night TV comics are on hiatus due to the writers’ strike, otherwise this blunder would launch a thousand jokes, each one portraying Clinton as desperate and ruthless as she tries to regain momentum in Iowa from the surging Obama.

And a blunder it certainly was: The point of the news release was to discredit Obama’s “aw shucks” act—the notion he projects that the idea of running for president had hardly even occurred to him until an irresistible swell of encouragement all but ripped the stovepipe hat off his head and threw it into the ring.

Why? Because the reluctant hero who has greatness thrust upon him is more attractive, in political folklore, than the striving, conniving, ever-ambitious seeker of power.

Clinton is stuck with the latter image. 

Hillary, of course, has been running for president her entire life.

And this election cycle certainly feels like it's lasted her entire life.

It's been a long road for Hillary.

Being married to a man who repeatedly sleeps around (and possibly rapes).

Realizing that you do not excite him sexually.  Realizing that some new woman will always be his preference.  Grasping that Virginia was right when she said you were "too mousy" for her son.

Knowing that so many of your "friends" have had sex with your husband.

Entering a room and knowing everyone is forever laughing at you.

It would have buried a lot of women.

Not Hillary.

She was in it for the presidency.

Today, she hopes to be elected.

In 2002, when Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Bob Graham both urged her not to vote for the Iraq War (and Bob begged her to read the intelligence), Hillary only a year in the Senate, waived them both away because she knew best.

Voting for war would ensure that the media would support her and deem her a serious candidate.

If US troops had to die in Iraq, then so be it.

She was on a march to the White House.

If Iraqi women had to see their rights shredded, if Iraq had to be turned into a toxic dump filled with orphans, so be it.

She hadn't put up with all the Monica Lewinsky blow job jokes for nothing.

She was on a march to the White House.

Some puzzled over Hillary accepting the post of Secretary of State after the bitter primary fight she had with Barack Obama.

But this was her chance to prove herself yet again.

It was all about -- and always about -- getting into the White House.

It was never about democracy.

As so many sites -- not just WikiLeaks -- can attest this week: Hillary is not in favor of free speech -- nor does she believe political speech is protected speech.

She is by Hillary, she is for Hillary.

Get on board her train or she will run you down.

Attila The Hun had more charm -- and tact.

Need a reason to vote for Hillary?

Edward Know Nothing Hardy wants to give you one.

Bush won because of 537 people. America went to war in Iraq because of 537 people. A few people can have a big impact. Every vote counts

No, you stupid idiot.

Bully Boy Bush was appointed by the Supreme Court.

That's because the Democratic Party ran two losers in 2000.

Joe Lieberman went on MEET THE PRESS, after the vote, in the midst of the recounts, and declared that all votes -- all military votes -- should be counted.

That's a not a democracy.

The military follows rules.

And the military votes should be counted -- if they met those rules.

Instead of standing up for the rules of voting, Joe let tons of ineligible votes get counted.

That's (a).

Joe never should have been on the ballot to begin with.

(And in 2006 would declare himself an independent -- that's got to be the most massive party defection of all time -- a vice presidential candidate leaves the party six years later.)

Al Gore couldn't stand up to anyone, let alone Joe Lieberman.

Nor Donna Brazile.

Rev Jesse Jackson rightly wanted to protest the Florida discrimination issues.

Donna Brazile hollered "oh no!"

Gore never should have brought her on his campaign.

Michael Dukakis knew she was trash.  (And she's revealed that to everyone this election cycle.)

So there's that.

There's Al Gore's recount which wasn't recount all the votes.

He only wanted the votes recounted in areas where he should have pulled ahead.

It looked pick and choose and allowed some to be hostile for that reason.

He refused to fight repeatedly.

That's why he lost.

He also lost his home state of Tennessee.  (If he'd carried Tenn -- even if he'd gone on to lose Florida -- he'd have been named president.)

If stupid Edward followed that much, we can now move on to Iraq.

Lincoln Chafee.

He sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination this go round (he dropped out of that race in October 2015).

Lincoln Chafee voted against the Iraq War in 2002.

He was then a Republican.

Remarkable pressure was brought to bear on Republicans in Congress.

On Republicans.

Not on Democrats.

Senator Ted Kennedy voted against the war, Senator Bob Graham voted against it.

Senator Daniel Akaka, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Barbar Mikulski, Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Robert Byrd, Senator Paul Sarbanes, Senator Dan Inouye, Senator Jon Corzine, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Mark Dayton, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Paul Wellstone, Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Byron Dorgan, Senator Patty Murray . . .

In all, 21 Democratic US senators voted against the Iraq War.

Independent Senator Jim Jeffords voting against the war -- he did -- and  if all Democrats had voted against it -- even if Jeffords had abstained, the measure wouldn't have passed, the vote would have been 50 against and 49 for -- with Jeffords it would have been 51 against and 49 for.

But while 21 senators in the Democratic Party voted against it, 29 voted for it.

Hillary and Joe Lieberman among them.

Bully Boy Bush being put in the White House by the Supreme Court did not give us the Iraq War.

Craven members of Congress gave it to us.

If Donald Trump wins the election today, he still has to face a Congress.

Bully Boy Bush did as well.

But with Bully Boy Bush, they rolled over repeatedly.

They backed the war, they backed the PATRIOT Act, they backed everything.

They sold out the American people.

And Hillary was part of that.

Over and over she was part of that.

So to claim that a President Hillary is the answer is a really stupid claim to make.

It's also damn idiotic to pretend that the Iraq War started because the Supreme Court put Bully Boy Bush into the White House.

Congress could have stopped him.

They were spineless.

In 2006, we the American people put the Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress because they promised to end the war in Iraq.

They didn't.

And the war continues.

Today, the US Defense Dept announced:

Strikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter, remotely piloted and rotary-wing aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 10 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

-- Near Beiji, a strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail, a generator and a bulldozer.

-- Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed six fighting positions, six mortar systems, four vehicle bombs, two vehicles, two rocket systems, two ISIL-held buildings and a command and control node; suppressed a heavy machine gun, a sniper position and a rocket system; damaged an ISIL vehicle; and degraded three tunnels.

-- Near Rawah, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL-held building.

-- Near Sinjar, a strike engaged an ISIL weapons production facility.

-- Near Taji, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Tal Afar, a strike engaged an ISIL vehicle bomb factory.

Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike.

 Pay attention to this Edward The Know Nothing:

My friend lost both legs & an arm in Iraq. Hillary voted for the war, I'm voting Trump on (Not)

You may not agree with Jeff's decision but he backs it up with logic.

Unlike Know Nothing Edward who thinks he can rewrite history.

22 days after the Mosul operation started, it still continues.

Scores of ISIS dead and wounded in airstrikes in Mosul, Anbar

Fortunately, only the members of ISIS were killed in that air strike.

See, the bombs, they can tell if you're ISIS or a civilian.

They're "smart bombs."

And they never, ever kill civilians.

Pinky promise.

Yes, they do kill civilians -- all the time -- but let's not wake the Know Nothing Edwards from their slumber.

Please shield the Know Nothing Edwards from this reality:

Urgent Muthana Khalid Iraqi Sunni civilian He Footballer Killed by Iraqi army air strikes on

Yes, civilians die all the time in these coalition airstrikes.

Oh, look, here's another idiot -- no doubt he's sleeping curled up next to Edward.

Because unless you remember nothing from 2000, every vote matters. 600 votes could have stopped the Iraq War

No, stupid, Ely, we already went over this.

If 29 Democrats in the Senate had voted against the Iraq War, we could have stopped it.

29 votes, not 600 votes, you stupid idiot and you cheap liar.

Here's a Shi'ite in Iraq's take on today's election:

Good luck America. Your own hubris, stupidity and ignorance brought you here.

While the Mosul Operation hasn't finished, it has created a lot of refugees:

UNHCR Emergency Response, 7 November 2016 via

Latest Flash Update for Iraq Situation 7 November

And so do the War Crimes.

Now Iraqi Sunni child Five years old killed by Shia Militias backed by Iraqi Gov. in