Who else is compromised inside the Republican circles? Is their reluctance to take action against Trump fueled by more than partisan fervor? It would be adolescent to believe that Russian hacking and compromising would be limited to Trump. It’s not beyond the pale to imagine that this Russian push to compromise US officials is limited to just the Republican party either. Did I miss this conversation on ‘traditional media’?
I figured I would take a short break from my hectic schedule of trying to rebuild my life from scratch to do a little political blogging. We’re on the cusp of a Presidential election cycle and there’s a ton of stuff going on that needs sorting out. So let’s get to sorting.
I believe him. What he says makes perfect sense in context with what went down and the fact that the ‘mainstream’ media is piling on Hersh just adds more credibility to what he’s saying. I can’t remember the last time mainstream media got anything right on issues of the Middle East since at least the New York Times Judith Miller reach-around. It’s not like he’s saying anything that doesn’t fit exactly within the pattern of a longstanding pattern of Osama Bin Laden protectionism. You can just see the Saudi’s tossing bundles of money at Pakistan to keep him under wraps and protected. The only part I’m curious about at all is whether or not we knew he was there all along and Obama finally agreed to payoff whoever needed to be paid off to let us fly in there and take him out.
Invasion of Texas
The sooner the better IMHO. That said, isn’t it now patently obvious that the state which gave us George Bush is about as dedicated to supporting the military of this country as Jeb Bush is to being an honest politician? The speed at which these numbskulls can go from flag waving patriots to secessionist blowhards is mind numbing. Expect an “army” of mobility-assisted Medicare seniors to attempt to recreate a scene from Red Dawn in a couple of months when the US military goes to Texas for training. You’ll want to stock up on gold and seed stock. Argh. Go Wolverines!
He’s been saying the same thing for years. Doesn’t change his position from week to week or news cycle to news cycle. The people’s candidate. Don’t let anyone tell you he can’t be elected. We elected an unknown Black guy president and then re-elected him. Bernie Sanders is a shoo-in. I wonder if Hillary would be interested in the vice-presidency? Go Bernie!
Black people are pissed. If you were Black you’d be pissed too. How about reigning in the out of control police state and prison industrial complex and give our minority citizens a break? And don’t tell me how slavery ended hundreds of years ago or that Black folks aren’t being continuously harassed and discriminated daily. Now they’re being accused of turning the country atheist. If it’s true I’m glad for their support but O’Reilly is just trying to tar and feather the Black folks with everything he envisions as evil. The country would be a helluva lot better off if Black folks actually were turning to secularism instead of wasting their time and money supporting fake ass preachers looking to buy fifty million dollar Lear Jets.
Iraq. Does he or doesn’t he? Only his pollster knows for sure. What kind of mental midget with the last name of Bush is going to think he has a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning the presidency? Only one whose last name is Bush. FFS. There must be a fund raising bonanza or a tax break involved for him to put himself through this much humiliation.
We’re halfway through another season of Survivor – the “reality” show where contestants are abandoned and forced to make do with nothing but their outsized egos, sense of entitlement, and enough rice and beans to stave off any actual threat of starvation.
More often than not, there isn’t even a decent fire-starter in the whole mix of contestants and if hunger pangs get too dire (because Bubba eats up all the beans), you can count on Jeff Probst tossing in a reward challenge full of Snickers or short ribs.. Am I the only one who wonders how far up the beach they’d have to walk to find the luxury resort where the camera crew resides?
The Good Old Days are Gone
Nowadays, Survivor is all fun and games, with no real threat of not actually surviving. It wasn’t always a beach vacation because in the early years there were contestants that nearly died from the harshness of the challenges and environment. CBS has effectively turned Survivor into Beach Blanket Bingo and any of the drama from the actual survival element of the game is long gone. Nowadays, it’s an odd occurrence if somebody doesn’t voluntarily leave the game due to being butt-hurt that they aren’t as popular in a group setting as they hoped they’d be.
“I’m so bummed out I can’t take it anymore” is reason number one most exit the game on their own accord.
It’s almost like none of them actually need or care about winning a big pile of money. The halcyon days of seeing a dude’s face melt off while trying to maintain the fire are long gone. Being forced to collect water downstream of a pissing rhino? Gone. The sweet taste of toasted rat? Pffft.
‘”Survivor” has morphed into a (sad) metaphor for the molly-coddled upbringing most of the younger contestants bring to the game. If they could actually catch a shark they wouldn’t eat it, they’d jump over it.
I don’t want to be accused of pointing out problems for which I don’t offer a viable solution, so those who are inclined to accuse me of that need only hang around long enough for part two in this mini-series to find an equitable solution to the problem of finding an honest version of Survivor to satiate their reality TV addiction now that the Survivor we all fell in love with has gone soft. Stay tuned for an example of what real-life survival actually entails these days.