Saturday, October 21, 2017

Listen, Liberal

From the archives: Hartmann interviews Thomas Frank on the downfall of the Democratic Party. At the end Frank is sure the Dimocrapic Party will not change. Hartmann thinks it is already shifting back to progressives. Frank was right about that one, so I hope Hartmann can come around to that reality.

Blight House: It's unpatriotic to point out lies

It's another way of framing that anyone who exposes the facts about the Dumpsters is fake news. This time Borowitz pokes fun about the Press Secretary claiming we're not allowed to even question the Chief of Staff's proven lie.

White House Says It Is Unpatriotic to Offer Irrefutable Video Evidence That a General Lied 


“It is unpatriotic enough to accuse a four-star general of lying,” Sanders told the White House press corps. “But to make available a video that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that that general lied is unpatriotic bordering on treasonous.”

Warming to her subject, Sanders said that any American who sees undeniable video evidence that a general lied and chooses to believe the video “shows disrespect for our country and hatred for our flag.”

“General Kelly has served our country with courage and valor,” she said. “He has earned the right to lie without fear of being contradicted by the facts.”

Minutes after Sanders concluded her remarks, Kelly also received a vote of confidence from Trump, who called his chief of staff “a good liar, for a beginner.”

Maher: How Russia manipulated us through Facebook

His New Rule on the topic. He reports on the Russian troll army haunting our social media, pretending to be Americans with the expressed intent of destroying our democracy. In particular, their infiltration of Facebook with virtually no filtering. You know, "the place where thinking went to die," with mindless sharing of anything in the moment to bolster one's ego. The Russians took full advantage to this culture of narcissism to spread their deception and the self-involved dolts bred by this media source unconsciously shared it. The very concept of sharing has been degraded from giving of oneself to inflating oneself and the Russians knew just what to do with it.

Maher's monologue

As usual, he helps us laugh in these dire times of Dumpy the Presidunce. He exposes Dump's technique of bluff, lie, attack in Niger-gate and his callous remarks to one of the widows. And then General Kelly's inept, lying defense of his odious boss. He continues with other news of the week.

Some of Dump's "good people"

Meaning, of course, Nazis. After the Nazi rally in Gainesville FL these 3 not only harassed some protesters but fired a weapon at them. They've been found, arrested and charged with attempted murder. They are a fine example of Dump's "good people" on the Nazi side of the debate, since we have to give their point of view equal time as a valid expression of freedom. Not!

Jon Stewart surprises Kimmel

Not really, as it was obviously staged. Still, entertaining with a promo for their charity.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Blight House chief of staff tells a bold-faced lie

And one easily disproved. It started when the mother of a killed soldier in Niger was 'consoled' by the Presidunce who told her that her son knew what he was getting into. I know, such compassion and genuine human emotion. That story was reveled by Rep. Frederica Wilson, a witness who was present. Wilson's version has been backed up by another witness, the soldier's mother. Dump denies it happened.

So chief of staff Kelly went on the attack, trying to paint Wilson as an unreliable witness claiming that Wilson took credit for getting the funding for an FBI office in Miramar, Florida. However that too was  a bold-faced lie as proven here by What may have been some previously honest, decent people are having to turn into liars to protect their boss, and thereby their own assess, in this criminal conspiracy knows as the Dump Presiduncy.

The new, socially acceptable KKK hood

Humanity's changing metaphors of nature

Continuing this post, Lent explores the significance of metaphors and how those have changed regarding nature with the implications thereof. Not surprisingly, Lakoff's work is referenced.

The Young Turks on the DNC purge

Continuing this post, TYT examine the DNC's progressive purge from its ranks.