Lies… & politics… WTF 6/1

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Lies… it’s lying time again….

Lies and politics go together sorta like a horse and carriage… it just seems that way every time ya’ll hear a politician on the stump…

Hillary has been caught in so many lies its really become very stupid and ridiculous… Trump? A recent study of nearly 40 hours of campaign footage by Politico found that The Donald lies on average every five minutes.

Any ways…

Lies, lies… you think that you’re such a smart girl… and I’ll believe what you say… to lead me on this way, hey… but who do you think you are, girl?  lies, lies, I can’t believe a word you say… are gonna make you sad someday… lies, lies…

That’s from a song titled appropriately enough “Lies’ by a group called the Knickerbockers from the 70’s… I think… it was a long time ago… so, forgive me, if, I be a bit fuzzy on the date…

But… truth be told… that’s my feeling about Hillary Billary and its been that way for a long time now…

Without further adieu… my case for why Hills won’t get this “liberals” vote this year, or in any other year’s, election…. and lots more… right after this commercial break…

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I give my WTF news review for the week…

Lies, Lies… That’s all I ever get from you

joe1The New York Times… mind you this news rag is a staunch Hillary Billary supporter… reported that “The inspector general found that Mrs. Clinton ‘had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business’ with department officials but that, contrary to her claims that the department ‘allowed’ the arrangement, there was ‘no evidence’ she had requested or received approval for it… Department officials told the inspector general’s office that ‘Secretary Clinton never demonstrated to them that her private server or mobile device met minimum information security requirements,’ the report said. The report also criticized Mrs. Clinton for not adhering to the department’s rules for handling records under the Federal Records Act once she stepped down in January 2013… The rules governing emails under previous secretaries were, the report said, ‘very fluid.’ By the time Mrs. Clinton came to office… they were ‘considerably more detailed and sophisticated,’ (my emphasis) spelling out the “obligation to use department systems in most circumstances and identifying the risks of not doing so.’”hillary033015

That’s the Times… who is blatantly in Hills’ corner… reporting that something is rotten in Denmark… or to put it more locally… right here in River City, USA…

Of course, the Clintonian machine… along with The Wall Street Journal, by the by… said… see we told you she did nothing wrong… this inspector general report exonerates her of doing anything wrong whatsoever. Oh, there may have been some misunderstandings but nothing untoward whatsoever ever occurred… just like Hills told ya’ll.

To be frank… and frankly… to be honest and on the up and up… the preceding thinking was brought to my attention by coming across an article that was written by Nathan J. Robinson.

Who the fuck is Nathan J. Robinson? No…he isn’t the editor who has it in for Spiderman all of the time… that was Jonah J. Jameson…

Nathan is the editor of Current Affairs which on the website bills itself as “A Magazine of Politics & Culture.” He also has recently written what I consider to be the best argument for why Hillary Billary needs to step down as a candidate for the donkeys’ presidential nominee and endorse Bernie and the damn article that I am stealing stuff from… and if’n anybody wants to have a great read and understand exactly why Hillary Billary should not be the president of our country read this… https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/05/the-democrats-are-making-a-suicidal-mistake

Robinson goes on to enumerate various past incidents that Hills has lied and then instead of  simply admitting she lied… let’s say she was dishonest or just misremembered… she proceeded to lie even more…

Ya know creating the old web of deceit. When all she had to do was tell the truth, because the truth would have served her so much better. In fact, if she told the damn truth more often then maybe I wouldn’t be writing this column and you wouldn’t be reading it.

Any hoo… Robinson enumerates some of her lies and then how she lied more when it was pointed out that what she said wasn’t truthful at all.

For instance…

“It’s the same tactic Clinton thought would work when she was called out on her claim about ducking sniper fire in Bosnia. There, Clinton said that she remembered “landing under sniper fire”; “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport,” Clinton said, “but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” “There was no greeting ceremony,” she later repeated. CBS News then pointed out that this was false, and that the footage contradicted Clinton’s statement. The Philadelphia Daily Inquirer then asked Clinton why, if there was no greeting ceremony, there was footage of her calmly meeting a little girl on the tarmac. Clinton replied “I was told that the greeting ceremony had been moved away from the tarmac, but that there was this eight-year-old girl, so I can’t rush by her, I’ve got to at least greet her. So I greeted her, I took her stuff, and I left.” CBS then reported that once again, Clinton was lying. In fact, she lingered for ages on the tarmac in a highly elaborate greeting ceremony, not only meeting the little girl, but shaking hands with a large group of military officials individually, taking photos, and staging a group picture with an entire class of 7th graders.”hillary scandal excuses cartoon_0

And… Robinson continues… “The lie about ducking sniper fire is the one most often discussed, but it was actually the second lie (the lie about the lie) that was far worse. Asked why she greeted a little girl if there was sniper fire, Clinton simply made up a story about how she didn’t want to break the little girl’s heart by fleeing from the danger, even though there was no danger and she did much more than greet the girl and run off. This was much, much more egregious than the initial lie, because it was a deliberate fabrication rather than a false memory.”

Robinson adds Hills lies and lies and lies “… in the desperate hope that a certain number of lies will eventually cancel each other out. But as every child learns, this only ever leads to further trouble and, sooner or later, you just have to come clean and admit that you’ve been dishonest.”

And, now in the light of the State Department’s Inspector General released report that explains in detail how Hills lied about her emails, she is trying to turn the table s but saying … lying… that the report actually shows she was telling the truth all along… but… Robinson goes on to make another, and much greater, point… it’s not that Clinton gets caught up in her tangled web of deceit over and over again until she is caught up in what Robinson says is a sorta of death spiral of lies but the real problem is her credibility is even more at risk because she is playing us all…we the people… for fools…

She insults us by assuming we are stupid dolts who won’t realize that she is lying and then doubling down… tripling down… with further lies while that we eventually will get to the point of… “What the fuck was this entire shit show all about? Oh hell, it doesn’t matter.”

But… we ain’t all that stupid… well sometimes it seems like we are but… for the most part, most peeps will come to the point where they will grok, what the fuck you… in this case, she… is doing. Which is lying constantly and thinking we all are just stupid enough to believe her lies… or simply just won’t care anymore because it’s what politicians do…  and still vote for her because the other choice… Trump… is worse. But she is wrong because as Robinson says, “…people are more intelligent than that, (and) they don’t like it when you try to pull tricks like this.”hills

He says Hills is now in deep shit… or… to borrow a phrase from a long ago era… is kinda getting stuck in a Big Muddy of her own making… and… the Big Muddy is getting deeper and deeper and it is exposing a flaw that is setting her up to fail in November. Simply because while people may dislike Trump, they are becoming more and more distrustful and thus more and more to the point of not liking Hills, too. Because, in Robinson’s words… “One core problem is that nobody ever seems to go from disliking Clinton to liking her, while plenty of people seem to go from disliking Trump to liking Trump.”

And that so-called liberal types, who support Hills  are in desperation mode already as they have “…begun preparing their excuses for a Clinton loss in November. It will all be Bernie’s fault. After all, ‘if Bernie splinters the left and erodes Clinton’s support among voters, the consequences for our country could be even more dire than another Bush administration.’”

In other words they… Hillary Billary’s loyalists are following in her footsteps by already creating a great lie t ha twill account for her failure in November… not by blaming herself and her constant lying but it was somebody else’s fault. Instead of accepting responsibility for a failed strategy and program, they will falsely accuse someone else for their failure to win the White House.

Robinson says in summation… “As Clinton continues to tank, and continues to delude herself as to why she is tanking, and thereby cause herself to tank further, Sanders supporters will have to watch in exasperation watching their predictions all come true before their eyes… Meanwhile, a monstrosity named Trump continues his unstoppable ascendance. Of course, there’s a simple way to solve the problem and salvage the party’s chances of winning the election. Yet some Democrats continue to prefer the unrealistic candidate over the pragmatic one, and insist on nominating Clinton.”

Now…

I point out all this shit not because I like ragging on Hills lying ass… though, while it’s not something I like doing, it is something I think should be done… rather because in an Arlo Guthrie roundabout sort of Alice’s Restaurant kinda way of telling you this to set up this… it’s because of something else that was recently posted on Facebook by Zach Bigalke…

When is a lie not a lie?

It’s all about how…

countrywide“Back in the late-housing-bubble period, in 2007, Countrywide Home Loans, which was then the largest mortgage provider in the country, rolled out a new lending program. The bank called it the “high-speed swim lane,” or HSSL, or, even more to the point, “hustle.” Countrywide, like most mortgage lenders, sold its loans to Wall Street banks or Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two mortgage giants, which bundled them and, in turn, sold them to investors. Unlike the Wall Street banks, Fannie and Freddie insured the loans, so they demanded only the ones of the highest quality. But, by that time, borrowers with high credit scores were getting scarcer, and Countrywide faced the prospect of collapsing revenue and profits. Hence, the hustle program, which “streamlined” Countrywide’s loan origination, cutting out underwriters and putting loan processors, whom the company had previously deemed not qualified to answer borrowers’ questions, in charge of reviewing loan applications. In practice, Countrywide dropped most of the conditions meant to insure that loans would be repaid.

The company didn’t tell Fannie or Freddie any of this, however. Lower-level Countrywide executives repeatedly warned top executives that the mortgages did not fulfill the requirements. Employees changed data about the mortgages to make them look better, sometimes increasing the borrower’s income on the forms until the loan looked acceptable. Then, Countrywide sold them to the mortgage giants anyway.”

Long story short… after a whole bunch of going back and forth the peeps at Countrywide ultimately… especially a person by the name of  Rebecca Mairone, who said… “So… it sounds like it may work. Is that what I am hearing?”

And, after the great banking crises, which occurred because of some of the biggest financial manipulations of Big Finance, that caused many folks to lose oodles of their bucks as well as property that was tied up in for shit mortgages, federal prosecutors… and a jury… said it was fraud. So, in 2103, Bank of America… which now owned Countrywide… was guilty of fraudulent practices and ordered to pay a $1.27 billion penalty to the government.

BUT… there is always that damn big but, huh? But… this week the 2nd  U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals looked at that decision and they said it was  bullshit… case overturned… there never was any fraud intended, even if, somehow, peeps were lying their asses off to one another and went ahead and made bad loans that helped to cause the financial crisis and added to the recession of 2008.banksters

So, what happened was… that instead of BOA being held accountable… Becky’s ass was too, although the judges at the 2nd Circuit Court had previously ruled that Ms. Becky never did cause any fraud and had long ago tossed out a million dollar fine that had been assessed against her… by a court of law the 2nd circuit court somehow decided that while Countrywide… now BOA… “intentionally breached its contract”… aka they was lying their asses off… it still had not perpetrated any fraudulent actions.

Yeah… me too… I’m scratching my ass on that, too…

And just to be fair here… while two Busher the 2nd  appointees were judges on the panel making this decision there was also a Bamster appointee who agreed with the decision, too.

And, this ruling has no effect on the many billions of dollars in settlements that many of the banks had agreed to with the government  due to be involved with mortgage frauds…. they called it abuse, I call it fraud. It is what it is.  And, why is that? Because those settlements were entered into voluntary with the government.

So… what does all that tell, ya’ll?

That they were all guilty as fucking sin so they paid whatever fines that they could negotiate out of their established slush funds created to take care of these petty… for them petty… fines.

But, not for BOA… because while a federally impaneled jury found BOA, nee Countrywide, guilty of fraud it was not to be…  because… according to the 2nd court they t’weren’t….

The article that this all comes from says in conclusion… “The court has provided companies with a new piece of ammunition: the ability to argue that their deliberate misconduct was not actually fraud.”

Or… ya’ll can lie yer damn asses off, we got your backs.hillanocchio

Now…who is in the pocket of Big Money Big Finance? Did I hear someone whisper Hillary Billary? Righttttt…

And… who has never ever come forward about the truth behind her… and her Clinton Foundation… connections with Big Finance? Hills, again? Damn…

So, if, she were to get elected to the presidency who do you think will continually allow the situation to stay as normal… all fucked up beyond repair and against we the people?

Come on… say it… Hillary Billary…

Hell… birds of a feather and all that happy horse shit… right?

Yeah, I feel your pain and I hear the sad tone of the sigh of desperate resignation…

Only problem is… don’t worry… she won’t beat Trumpty Dumpty because no one will like her… no way, no how… by the time the election rolls around anyway it will probably be that way unless she drastically makes some changes and i don’t think she can do that when it comes to her lying… her history, so far, deems it so… and Trumpty will emerge victorious…

Unless… somehow… Bernie is the donkeys’ nominee for president…

Because, the most recent poll I read says Bernie kicks Trumpty Dumpty’s ass from here to Kilimanjaro and all the way back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…

The gorilla in the room…

On Saturday Harambe… an exceptional and beautiful silverback gorilla … died on Saturday. He was shot to death by a zoo’s equivalent to a Special Forces team. They shot him because they were ordered to do because it was believed they had no other choice due to the fact a 4-year-old boy fell over the perimeter to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit and down 15 feet into Harambe’s supposedly enclosed and protected natural habitat area… or… in a sense… his cage.gorilla30n-2-web

How the child was able to climb over a supposed barrier there to stop people from going close enough so they can fall into that area is an entirely other issue that will need to be addressed. But, a four-year-old boy should not be able to climb over, under or sideways down any barrier, so that he could fall down into a wild animal’s enclosed area.

There are many other issues that I am sure, if you have access to any form of media, you have been inundated with all sorts of opinions facts and otherwise information. I’m not going to get into all the various opinions or facts. They will do no one any good to rehash them here. I am hopeful the right people are handling all the various aspects of this sensitive situation… from the parents of the child… to the zoo keepers who made the decision to kill the silverback… Harambe… to those were entrusted to make sure the people who came to see the gorillas were protected from the gorillas as well as the gorillas being protected from the people.

I am not going to et into whether Harambe was trying to protect the child or whether he would have done serious harm to the child, whether intentionally or not intentionally… which of course includes the possible death of the child. The fact is… a child was in an area where he was not supposed to be and a gorilla is now dead.

Somebody done fucked up…

Whether, it was intentional or not… it still remains… someone done fucked up and I believe it was a lot of someone’s and somebodies. And, there is certainly enough blame to go around to all of them peeps who be going around the mulberry bush trying to figure all this shit out.

But again I leave that up to those who more informed and knowledgeable than me to be assigning all the blame where it belongs. Besides… I am more concerned with focusing on what done went wrong and fixing it and not simply assigning blame or punishment… if, indeed any punishment is deserved or needed to be doled out… to any and all participants from the parents to the heads of the zoo.

I will say this… on various social media outlets that some of the despicable language and the real hatred directed at the parents  is wrong and unnecessary. Someone wants to criticize the parents go ahead… do it… but the hatred and name calling is beyond the pale, in my opinion. They are not fucking mass murderers… they are not Hitler…they are not some craven child molesters… rather… they are parents who somehow made some serious errors in judgment and they almost lost a child . Were they derelict in their responsibility to the child? I haven’t the foggiest. I wasn’t there. I just don’t know… but… I will ask this… anyone ever been with children in a damn busy and hustling and bustling place like a zoo? In a place with all sorts of shit going on and around everyone?  Sometimes things get hectic. Anyone ever been around four-year-old children? You turn your attention aways… for just a split second… to wipe a nose… to answer a question… then turn around… Joey? Where you now, boy?!

Children are elusive and when they get it into their little minds they want something…like going into some water where they don’t belong…they get almost obsessive about it. They are little inquisitive creatures who will get into all sorts of mischief… sometimes some of which can be some damn serious shit…if given a moment’s chance. You need to keep an eye on them all the time. But, thats sorta, kinda impossible to do all the time when you have more than one child to take care of…isn’t it?

I have no answers here and I am not the one who has to come up with nay… hopefully… them in the know will come up with some, and, if, as I have already said, any discipline of any kind is required… then, so be it… it will be did and did with justice… and a measure of mercy.

But I have a solution… to this type of shit never happening again…

Again…

I’m going to say this as succinctly and as level headed as I can…. I have a solution to this problem…. Close all zoos.

Animals such as this silverback are not meant to be kept in any type of enclosures merely for the spectacle of human beings. They are not meant to be enslaved for our joy and pleasure. Animals deserve, and, in my opinion, need to be in their natural habitat. Protect their natural habitat if you want to protect them because they are endangered species… provide the needed personnel to hint down vicious and greedy poachers… if the need is there, then do it. But, leave them where they belong… in the wild doing what they were meant to do and to be… a wild fucking animal… and… I mean that in every sense of the word fucking.

A parent of a different kind…

A West Virginia mom was busted by cops because … this is really sorta unbelievable except now a days  it really isn’t in this sad ass world anymore… because she was whaling tar on her teenage son’s face because…. he didn’t get what she wanted on her fucking Taco Bell burrito.

Cops, when asked by media sources about what went down, said, “There’s a difference between spanking your kid and punching your kid in the face. There’s no sense in ever getting into an argument like that over a burrito… just let it go.”bad mom

No fucking shit…

When cops arrived at the scene it got so damn bad that the “mother” had to be pried by cops from going all wacko on the child. She was screaming and cussing every one out… her son… the cops… whoever and whatever. Then she said she was having Fred Sanford-type of heart attack. She wasn’t. Paramedics at the scene determined she wasn’t.

Three hours later… when all was said and one and “mom” was calmed down… at least from being the Tasmanian devil on a Bugs Bunny cartoon… she was busted with felony child abuse.

Then as she was paced handcuffed into a cruiser for the ride downtown.. she started it all up again.. cussing the cops out for who the hell knows what… threatening a law suit and that she would have their damn badges.

Then when asked by reporters… her eldest boy… Jesse… said his mom was a peaceful churchgoing woman who wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Jesse? I just wanna ask… then who the fuck was that, that was whomping the shit outta yer brother?

Parent’s of a different kind… part deux…

In Japan a 7-year-old boy went missing in a Japanese forest and about 150 volunteers were searching for him… after his parents made him get out of the car as a punishment… for throwing rocks while playing at a river earlier in the day.missing 1

And at first they lied about what happened… they said he had wandering off while they were picking vegetables and stuff. But, then, mom and dad told authorities that good old dad made him get out of the car “as discipline” For throwing rocks while playing around a nearby river. When they returned the boy was disappeared…

Authorities are investigating and considering whether the case is subject to child abandonment charges.

Yes. Damn skippy this is child abandonment. Else, why the fuck did they initially lie about how the child went missing? They knew they had done fucked up and did wrong by their own blood… I ain’t saying they are to never have contact with the child again… that’s is up to whatever family services and legal system Japan has… but… they damn well need to be subjected to some type of consequences… and some very serious consequences.

You do not tell a 7-year-old child to get the hell out of your car as punishment when you are in the middle of a damn forest. And, for what?  The heinous crime of throwing rocks in, or, at, or, around a river. It’s what the hell fucking 7-year-old boys do when they are near a damn river with a supply of good skipping stones or just for kerplunking in the water stones.

What these peeps never had a damn childhood? And maybe they didn’t but if that is the case then  they need to get themselves edcumacated real damn fast as I am here to tell ya’ll that is normal damn behavior for  7-year-old boy. I mean as long as he t’weren’t throwing rocks at squirrels or chipmunks or other forest denizens…or… maybe even at them. Still… you don’t leave a 7-year-old child alone in a forest as punishment for anything… this is not a fairy tale. Everything does not come out all hunky dory and junior gets saved at the last moment from the clutches of the evil witch or a wild wolf or bear by the brave and big yet gentle woodsman with a two bladed axe…

At last report… of this WTF being written… the child was still missing…

Sad…. just real fucking sad…

News flash… No one cared until it affected them…

Recently, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton went on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC on Tuesday to talk about the heroin epidemic that’s making a comeback to New York City. He said that heroin is inundating the community simply because it’s cheaper and more available than painkillers. He added that, “We have to medicate our way out of it.” By that he meant that  the NYPD plans to train 5,000 more officers to educate them how to administer an antidote to heroin ODs…  the nasal spray naloxone.

While I applaud that…recovery kit

One more damn time… there is no new drug epidemic… it’s just that drugs are now affecting the lives of too many middle class peeps… and dare I say it?… I dare… too many white folks, too.

Drugs… especially heroin… were never a real problem as long as it was tucked “safely” away I the poor areas of cities… and it stayed on the other side of the tracks…

But… damn… now some peeps in middle class neighborhoods… in white neighborhoods… are getting a taste of what some so-called opioids can do and how the drugs make them feel in their estranged and angst filled lives that they want more of the taste.  Problem is them drugs once their doctor was prescribing …. The doc ain’t writing them those scripts anymore; so they got to go to their little neighborhood dealer wherever they can find one … but… now, insurance ain’t paying no more and them damn pills is so fucking expensive insurance that even a middle class person… be they adult or teen… can afford t he cost.

So, what’s a person to do?

Buy some smack… it gets them high and maybe even better then the Dilaudid or the OxyContin  or whatevers… and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper… $10 for a  quickie high where before one pill can cost $25 or more and you never need just one.

That’s your damn drug epidemic in nutshell… drugs never went anywhere…they always been around… it’s just affecting a different class of peoples who happen to be connected with peeps who are influential with the cops in ways that people from other neighborhoods are not.

Pick your rationale for why that is… I think ya’ll know mine, if you  read this column on a weekly basis.

Pick an “ism” almost any “ism”…

Memorial Day…

Every year around this time.. and then maybe on the Fourth of July… I publish something about how I respect the men and women who serve in the US Armed Forces but how I detest wars… this year I thought… since every picture tells a story… here is my Memorial Day dedication in pictures…

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Another thousand words…

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This week’s gratuitous pictures…

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Stella Maxwell (25) is a Northern Irish fashion model…Stella-Maxwell-c

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