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Buffoon departures, Cambridge Analytica

 
H.R. McMaster resigned, was Buffoon's National Security Adviser, now being replaced with a war hawk neocon that still thinks the Iraq war was a good idea. Apparently Buffoon didn't consider him first time because of his moustache but he thought that he did well on Fox News so he is now hiring him. I am not making this up, this isn't satire, this is the news today. The Deputy Attorney General was fired days before he was scheduled to retire. Apparently this is because the administration wants to discredit him as bitter if he testifies down the track.

Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has gotten themselves into a cluserfuck as this company was able to steal the data of tens of millions of users. That is not something that you just missed. You know when a company is sucking gigabytes of data. You can't blame Orange Buffoon because he probably didn't know, he doesn't know much of anything. Political parties building profiles of voters is just standard practice even if they are building information with door to door tactics. I think that the problem is when they illegally acquire information, obviously they shouldn't do that. This is true for the private sector. Big data is big business. Especially for advertising and now social media companies. A decade ago it was ad servers that would build a profile of you. Now social media companies are doing it and people are volunteering their information. ID thieves could have a field day and for social media they don't even have to be a staff member. VPNs are no good because then they just have the information themselves. I don't have a solution but ensuring there is regulations around data storage would be good, then again companies can just incorporate anywhere in the world. There is no solution, we're all fucked!
 
Posted at 24/03/2018 21:40:58 EDT 0 comments
 

Tillison, Replacements, NZ Greens, American Idol

 
Rex Tillison was voted off the island; he was fired. This came after he said that Russia was probably responsible for the poisoning in the UK of a Russian spy. (which it probably was, anybody that gives Putin the benefit of the doubt is just trying to view Putin in a more positive light, which is just fucking bizarre coming from some on the left. Putin is an anti gay dictator who invades places with a history of ordering his political enemies to be killed but when an ex Russian spy is attacked with a substance unique to Russia we apparently not suppose to jump to the most obvious conclusion in the world. I'm not saying don't investigate, but we don't have to be Putin apologists for fuck sakes) Rex previously called Orange Buffoon a fucking moron, I'm surprised that the firing didn't happen sooner.

His replacement appears to be the current CIA director who seems to be a puppet for the Koch family. So from one oil company puppet to another oil company puppet, what part of this is drainning to swamp? The new CIA head approved torture programs and probably should be in prison. Thanks Obama for not prosecuting torturers. In related news the new Economic Adviser may be a CNBC contributor that didn't predict the financial collapse or the housing bubble and also believes in trickle down economics. This person is basically a reality denier that fucks up constantly. A perfect match for Orange Buffoon.

The Greens in New Zealand have done a deal with National to give them some of their questions. National is the opposition, this is fucking stupid. Is James Shaw aware that we don't live in the U.S.A. where working with your opposition is fetishized? By the way when that is done it's never to the benefit of the left. Hillary Clinton wanted to work with Republicans, that worked out well for her. If the Greens wanted to make the government transparent the best way to do that is ask the questions yourself instead of giving your opposition air time. If the goal was to pick up National voters. Again, Hillary Clinton thought similarly, good luck with that. For people who want a National Green government, it will only lead the death of the Greens as their left-wing base will go elsewhere. What Green supporter is like "Gee, I really wish that National got to ask the government more questions" no fucking body has said that, what the fuck?

Katy Perry kissed a male 20 year old American Idol contestant. My feeling is the boy wanted his first kiss to be special, and that should have been respected. I will give the benefit of the doubt that it wasn't known. Some are labeling this sexual harassment, while true, this is also TV, not that it excuses the behaviour but I guess things happen and some people look on it differently. If this was arranged prior I wouldn't have a problem, this isn't about the age gap it's about consent. Poor judgment from the people at Idol, great publicity stunt from a show nobody cares about but extremely poor execution. An apology and compensation of some sort could be the best course of action.
 
Posted at 17/03/2018 21:35:41 EDT 0 comments
 

Boring news, Democrates

 
The news is getting boring.
Stormy Daniels news, don't care, boring.
Two people left the Buffoon administration, people leave every few weeks. The top economic adviser has left; he got his tax cuts, now no reason to stay and get dragged down with the Buffoon administration. The Communications Director offended Buffoon by saying her job was to tell lies for him, gone.
I don't want to cover Russia news.

The Democrates are helping Republicans to deregulate the banks including allowing banks to hide information on racial discrimination. You would think that they would be smarter and realize their base is going to hate them for it, apparently not.

Meanwhile Corey Booker and Kisten Gilibrand have stopped taking corporate PAC money, in short because they want to be President and think that this will play well with the base. No corporate PAC money doesn't mean no big money, they can still hold fund raisers with rich donors. Corey Booker is a corporatist. Kirsten Gilibrand seems to be a shape shifter that adjust her beliefs depending on who she wants votes from; she had a reputation as being a corporate democrate, now apparently she's a progressive. My gut feeling is you should trust people that have been progressive all along rather than people that may be doing it for theatre; Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Nina Turner and to a lesser extent Elizabeth Warren.
 
Posted at 10/03/2018 17:52:36 EST 0 comments
 

Parkland fallout

 
Conspiracy theorists allege the Parkland survivors are paid actors. If you think this you may want to commit yourself to somewhere, or see a councillor, or read up on critical thinking. if your first thought after a tragedy is ACTORS, there's probably something wrong with your brain. George Soros is probably not funding them, but even if he was, and? So Soros is helping survivors of a school shooting with their gun control cause, uhhhhh good for him I guess? But George Soros is not funding the activities and the people who say this are paranoid idiots that say Soros is behind everything. I try not to call groups of people idiots now, but I will make an exception for conspiracy nutjobs.

Alex Jones had two copyright strikes because of this. Liberals say that it would be bad if he lost his channel. I disagree. He slanders people and should be sued, perhaps constantly. Accusing school shooter survivors of being actors is slander and he should be sued. His followers are paranoid morons with guns. If there's a legal way to stop him; I say go for it. You would be doing the public a service. Someone already showed up at a pizza shop with a gun because of some whacky Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory, who's next? I believe in legal action. If YouTube by itself wants to shut him down, I wouldn't have a problem with that since he slanders people, however that means that they can take such action for any view whatsoever. (which they can anyway) Legal action is a much better way to do this.

Republicans now want to arm teachers. I am sure that giving guns to underpaid, stressed out teachers dealing with problematic students would be a great idea, why not just arm the students too? You wonder what the republicans are thinking, sounds like the wild west. Wouldn't they just aim for the teachers first? Let alone if guns are taken by a student, or a teacher snaps. This has disaster written all over it. Banning assault rifles from being sold is the only thing that is going to help in this situation. The fact is that hand guns and knives don't do as much damage. This is completely obvious!
 
Posted at 04/03/2018 16:24:25 EST 0 comments
 

Drug dealers and Ecstasy

 
Orange Buffoon thinks that drug dealers should be killed. This sounds like the Philippines president to me and he in my opinion is an even worse lunatic than Buffoon. Now Buffoon is echoing that lunatic. Does Orange Buffoon also want to kill the manufactures of opiods whose drugs kill about 90 people a day in the US alone? I am guessing no. They're rich. They wear suits. He only wants to kill the drug dealer across the street. If that solution worked countries wouldn't keep have to keep murdering drug dealers. They have murdered about 10,000 drug dealers and users in the Philippines and the number keeps climbing. Death doesn't seem to be a deterrent. What would help is funding treatment programmes and making drugs as safe as possible including legalization. With unregulated drugs anything can be in them.

New Zealand has recently had bad batches of Ecstasy which could be fatal. You also had bad batches of beer back in the day. If it is illegal anything can get in. Regulation of drugs would stop this. As stated before you need to fund addiction programs to combat that side of things. You also need to educate people including doctors. Doctors don't want always know the harm products like benzos can cause over the long term, I imagine this is the same for opiods.
 
Posted at 28/02/2018 22:45:34 EST 0 comments
 

Indictments, Shooting, Justin Trudeau

 
Muller indicated 13 people connected to Russia for interfering in the US elections. What they would do is stir up stuff online and have bots to again stir shit. As a nerd, I find this interesting. They would attack both sides of an issue, retweet fake news. The main benefactor was Orange Buffoon but they provided a tiny bit of attention to Bernie Sanders and Jill Stien. However it's clear they were giving the overwhelming support to Buffoon. The indictments are not connected to the Buffoon campaign, but that's probably coming.

Yet another school shooting happened. Many progressives are sick of commenting on gun control including myself as nothing will be done. The only point I will bring up is people on the right say that we shouldn't talk about gun control because we're apparently politicizing tragedy; this has always been an absurd position, note they don't say when gun control CAN be talked about. I bring this up because there were interviews after the fact and at least three people were advocating for gun control. So when victims are advocating for gun control, it's time to do something about it. However, that won't happen and this will just keep happening. The President says it's mental health. I am not sure he's the right messenger for that. The President has also weakened laws on people who have a mental illness getting guns. People that have mental illness also are in other countries, the difference is they don't have access to assault rifles.

Justin Trudeau corrected a woman. He told her to say peoplekind not mankind because it's more inclusive. People like Justin Trudeau allow people like Dave Rubin to completely misrepresent the left and say we're all about social issues, this is utter bullshit. The fact is Trudeau is just another neoliberal like Hillary Clinton, a person who is unserious about solving other people's problems in favour of their wealthy donors. They make things only a tiny bit better while focusing on social issues. These people are not the left, real lefties wish they would all fuck off. So saying these people represent the left is not accurate; these people are conservatives pretending to be left and frankly we should kick them out of our parties. We should have people that fight for living wages, universal college/health-care etc. Justin Trudeau like Obama was good at acting but be warned that is not a good long term strategy.
 
Posted at 18/02/2018 01:39:54 EST 0 comments
 

Resignation, Russia

 
Another Buffoon aide has resigned for sexual abuse allegations. I can't remember his name and don't really care. The most interesting aspect of this story is why the allegations surfaced. Some say it's a power play to get rid of a John Kelly ally and eventually John Kelly himself. He is from my understanding the more reasonable ones in the Whitehouse so if he goes grab the popcorn it'll be more insanity.

Apparently the Dutch hacked Russia and saw people literally hacking the DNC. I say apparently because this sounds too convenient. If anything is going to doubt the Russia story it's convenient facts like this. Note to everyone. DON'T TAPE PEOPLE HACKING INTO THINGS! I don't want to be regarded as a conspiracy theorist, so let's say it's true. This is yet another example of FBI and CIA incompetence. Remember the iPhone that the FBI couldn't get into and they had to get a private company to do it? Apparently you don't find the best and brightest in American intelligence. Why did the Dutch uncover this and not Uncle Sam?

Finally a top figure in US cyber security said that Russia successfully hacked the voting system of 22 states. It's largely unknown what they did. I would be very interested in what they did in swing states. Not just the voting system itself but throwing people off rolls. Perhaps a more important question is why the US allow itself to be hacked? I think that they should go back to paper ballots. Someone suggested block chain voting, I was dismissive at the time but maybe it's worth considering if an electronic system must be used. I still say paper and you can trust me as a technology enthusiast. Technology is probably not the best option.
 
Posted at 10/02/2018 16:53:01 EST 0 comments
 

Memo, Deep State, Stormy Daniels

 
I am not sure what to cover with this memo bullshit, because it's bullshit. Republicans freaked out that there was a memo that was supposed to clear Orange Buffoon and open a new investigation into Hillary Clinton, or something. Anyway it turns out it was written by Republicans, and basically just explains what their interpretation of the investigation is. So the memo was totally worthless.

Republicans are also going on about a secret society and a deep state after a recent text message questioned whether someone was going to a meeting of the secret society. Any normal person would interpret that as a joke, but not tinfoil hat Republicans. They think that this non existant secret society is trying to overthrow Buffoon. By the way if Dear Leader is so great, why is he allowing this to happen? Isn't he in charge of everything? (except the justice department) Is he that incompetent that he can't control his own agencies? Actually, probably. However there is no plot to overthrow him. He probably would already be in jail or assassinated if that was the case. Instead there are legitimate investigations happening to find out what went on with Russia.



Finally Farron Cussins from The Ring O Fire radio argued that the Stormy Daniels story mattered because if campaign money was used to pay her off that's a felony. While technically true campaign laws are broken all the time including by the Clintons, though I don't know if they broke them to such a serious degree. I don't think he would go down for breaking campaign laws; there's probably more viable routes legally to take him down.
 
Posted at 04/02/2018 22:49:01 EST 0 comments
 

Stormy Daniels

 
Orange Buffoon had an affair with a porn star named Stormy Daniels. Let me first say if I was rich I would have sex with porn stars too. If anything he should be praised for having a consential relationship. There are at least a dozen relationships when consent wasn't granted, which obviously makes them much worse. The only reason why this is news is it is with a porn star. It is nothing but sensatonism. I am covering this because part of this blog is criticizing the media. I won't go into too many further details of the story, he should not have cheated on his wife, but I am not the marriage police, i don't even like the concept of monogamyI don't care. That is between him and his wife, which already seemed to hate him before all this.

The news organization that was sitting on the story was criticized for not releasing it before the election. I however seriously doubt that it would made a difference. It was known that he committed sexual assault before the election, this is no worse, if you think that it is, you're an idiot. However since the margns were so thin in several purple states he won I guess that it is possible.

Finally he paid her off to not tell anyone but the story was released anyway by a magazine that interviewed her before the pay off occurred. Typical winning from Buffoon. People have renewed interest in the pee tape because he now has a history of paying people off to cover up sexual activity. Personally I don't think that it makes it more or less likely. Just think that it exists. Because why the fuck not?
 
Posted at 29/01/2018 22:41:04 EST 0 comments
 

Government shut down, Jacinda Ardern

 
One year into Buffoon's presidency, the government is shut down. I thought he was good at making deals; he's like a smart person at making deals. A very stable genius at making deals! There are people who want to see if a business negotiator would be better than politics as usual. Considering no major reforms have past congress apart from the tax cuts and the government has shut down after a year, I think you have your answer! There are people who claim Buffoon is succeeding, but what does that mean? He's succeeding at making the rich richer. Some people point to economic growth, but there was economic growth under Bush too, then after about seven years it collapsed. The same thing will happen here, do you know why? In trickle down economies when deregulation is also a factor people get greedy and take more and more risk, sooner or later it blows up in everyone's faces and they have to get a bail out. Also due to the tax cuts companies are buying back their own stock, that's called market fixing. I thought corporations were going to use tax cuts for job growth. Turns out, no! While many are boosting about bonuses, the same companies are cutting jobs. The rich are just pocketing the tax cuts. What a surprise.

Over in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby after three months in she was pregnant before the election but found out last month. I have a different point of view than many liberals. Firstly I have no interest in people's personal lives, particularly when it comes to the royal family; I don't want to see their baby photos, wedding pictures, don't care, boring. I immediately thought of a media frenzy, and it has already happened. So that's what we have for the next few years. Secondly about Clarke being a stay at home dad, great, but wages are so low the majority can't afford to do that. So maybe Jacinda should consider that point. Also if it was any other job the employer would not be thrilled. Jacinda is lucky, especially if in a 90 day right to sack environment. However people should realize that politicians and employees are allowed to have lives. Labour should form employment law accordingly. Employers telling people what to do in their private lives is a massive problem.
 
Posted at 20/01/2018 22:13:53 EST 0 comments
 

Orange Buffoon, Oprah

 
Orange Buffoon called Hatti a shit hole, everyone is outraged. I think I am just going to let them be outraged for me rather than writing yet another Orange Buffoon is an insensitive prick story.

It's a never ending cycle
Buffoon is an insensitive prick.
Says something horrible
Everyone is outraged

This is fucking boring now

It's like an untrained dog who shits on the carpet, yeah that's what he does, get used to it.

The difference is a dog can be trained.

And while the media oxygen is sucked on the two billionith racist thing Buffoon said the muli billion utterly pointless wall is being considered for funding, no DACA deal, Democrates and Republicans agreed to continue spying on their citizens. For international reasons the shit hole story has some importance but there's more significant shit going on.

Oprah gave a speech and now people want her to run for president. People love Oprah, she pretty much universally liked. Let me go against popular opinion as usual. First she created TV quack doctors like Doctor Oz and Doctor Phil; one devotes over a half of his show to false information, the other allegedly gives addicts drugs and alcohol before shows. Strike one, you're out! That's enough for me to view her as incredibly sketchy. Sorry Oprah cult. She also has someone on her show telling people to stick a substance in their vagina claiming they will age slower. She also devoted a show to the Iraq war having war mongers on. You may argue she was just going towards the trend and perhaps was uneducated, but again the medical stuff is sketchy and she's not worth considering further. Additionally she has a reputation of being a-political. OK, so why do people want her as president? I keep saying that policy doesn't matter, this is just another example of it. Mike from The Humanist Report also points out the her entire thing is branding, just like the current president. She has a TV channel and Magazine named after her. She's also a billionaire, though devotes her show to hearing stories. An analyst on that is she promotes self improvement rather than fairness when it comes to economics. To me this is what religions do; never mind that your circumstances are shitty, just prey (or watch my TV show) and you will be inspired or some shit. She does give to charities, let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume they're not complete scams like the Buffoon charities. In conclusion she promotes sketchy things and has no policy at all. A big NO for me. I probably wouldn't trust her even if she came out as being super progressive, maybe if she came out with who would be her administration. Other than that she should be dismissed.
 
Posted at 14/01/2018 20:58:12 EST 0 comments
 

Lorde, book

 
Following the last entry someone with obviously too much money took out a newspaper advertisement claiming Lorde and New Zealand are anti-semitic. Firstly criticizing Israel is not anti-semitism no more than criticizing Orange Buffoon is bigoted against the United States. About a hundred countries have criticized Israel on issues mainly their illegal occupation. All of them aren't anti-semitic, OK? Second if you want actual anti-semitism perhaps you should look at the White House. People with nazi ties are in the current administration let alone former chief strategist Steve Bannon. The dear leader called people on both sides very fine people in response to a nazi rally and previously retweeted nazi propaganda. Look at your own fucking country before making bullshit claims.

Michael Wolf has a new book out. If you haven't heard of Michael Wolf before, that's okay, nobody has. Basically he wrote a book about how everybody in the white house thinks the Dear Leader is stupid and crazy. He was able to get quotes from the majority of the aides and they all said the same way thing. I don't know how much I will cover this as the fact Orange Buffoon is stupid is a running theme of this blog; but again everyone in the White House thinks so. We know that Rex Tillison called him a moron and there has been countless stories on how he cannot pay attention to anything. They have to give him information in 140 characters and mention he's great. He's a complete idiot, I have maintained this all along. If you think he's a secret genius and it's all an act, you're possibly as dumb as him. This book also reveals that his wife was crying on the election night, but not tears of joy. One of his sons looked like he had seen a ghost when he realized his dad could actually win. I go back and forth with whether it was a serious campaign or not, I think that I am back in the not camp. I was also amused by the fact Rupert Murdoch called him a fucking idiot. Buffoon's response, he's like a smart person and a very stable genius. He also says that his greatest asset is his mental stability. Well, I am convinced. Who the fuck says these things? Well apparently Orange Buffoon. If if was me, I think that I would resign. I'd probably resign in embarrassment six months ago, but I'm not completely crazy and wouldn't do 90% of the shit he does! Seriously, he should take his money and fuck off. Perhaps the best thing the Buffoon family could do is get Orange into care and play the role of the caring family. They probably don't have the collective intelligence to do this, so their brand is fucked. Do I feel bad? No I don't.
 
Posted at 07/01/2018 22:26:16 EST 0 comments
 

Taylor Swift, Lorde

 
I don't like Taylor Swift! I do like her music but as a person and corporate identity she's a shitty person. Here is an example: A random website labelled her as being pro white supremacy because she hasn't spoken out against it; a ridiculous argument on its face. Her legal team went on and issued take down notices. Firstly she also complains about royalties on spotify but if she really wanted to acquire more money perhaps she should stop paying lawyers to do stupid things like this. Secondly obviously she has not learned of the Streisand effect. Nobody knew of such blog posts until she got her lawyers on to it. If it was me I would have just sent a tweet: We're all equal, down with white supremacy! The fact that she couldn't do that... Well maybe she's pro white supremacy. Maybe under that long blond hair there is a Swastika tattoo! I am asking to be sued, I need the publicity.

Lorde refuses to go to Israel because its government is oppressing the Palestinians. I am split on the issue. I absolutely believe in sanctions, but sanctions work only if the items are valuable. Sorry Lorde but you're not that valuable. I also note that she is punishing fans in Israel that do not agree with the government. She could quite as easily do the same with the US over meddling in world affairs, fueling wars etc. I expect that would hurt her bottom line more. What she should do instead is go to Israel and promote peace, and if she felt that strongly write a song about the situation and launch it there. I have a history of going to Australia and making fun of its political figures, so if I was in her situation that is something I'd consider doing.
 
Posted at 01/01/2018 20:52:17 EST 2 comments
 

Justice Democrats and Cenk Uygur

 
Cenk Uygur and Kyle Kulinski have resigned from the board of Justice Democrats; a movement designed to get corporate money out of the Democrat Party. This is a massive fuck up by almost everyone involved. Blogs surfaced of Cenk written in 2000 calling girls whores and trannies and saying they're genetically flawed because they didn't want to have sex with him. This was in 2000; since this time he changed from being conservative to a liberal and now runs a show people probably accused of being too feminist friendly, well by people I mean assholes but that's beside the point. His show does hire one in particular "fringe feminist" that says stupid shit such as a wink is like sexual assault and two men shouldn't say disgusting things about women over email, ok but you're living in a fantasy world if you think that you can police such thoughts. My point is Cenk has evolved and is a feminist and his TheYoungTurks network also echos this. I am a feminist too, but some people are utterly ridiculous, like with any group; there's utterly ridiculous disability advocates too. We're going off topic!

Cenk's blogs and tweets were reckless and stupid, but some people evolve. He would tweet nothing like that now.

Now we get to the Justice Democrats. First they created this entire drama. If I was in their position, it's an open question whether I would have done the same. Honestly considering it was 18 years ago and he doesn't think like that now. I would have solely weighed the public backlash. If I don't think it was significant, there would be no way I am asking for resignations.

Kyle resigned and that was fucking stupid. He better hope the movement doesn't get hijacked. I would have stayed on and ensured the movement stayed on track. Then again would the media dig up some crazy thing he said in the past too? He is standing by Cenk by doing this, but strategically this was a terrible move.

Two main lessons here

1. I was right not to go into politics or get too famous. I constantly say crazy shit and this is deliberate. I would rather continue making technology and productions/music than fuck around with the media. Other people are welcome to the fame; the media can piss off. I'd rather get rich with software. People point to the president to say people like honesty but he lost by 3 million votes. Also he's psychologically incapable of honestly, but let's forget he exists for the remainder of this post.

2. Keep control of your own movements otherwise they'll screw you. I have always held on to ownership of what I create, this does have its downsides but keeping control is good.

I do question the motivation; was were the blog posts just an excuse to get rid of him? I hope not. Also who's behind the revealing of information? Was it a right wing troll who tries to get people fired? Or did it come from the Establishment Left.

Finally I don't endorsed the blogs or tweets but let me be clear if it was just Cenk complaining that he doesn't get laid I'd give him a pass and would be much harsher on the Justice Democrats. He was probably just bullshitting with the genetically flawed stuff but if not he definitely doesn't think this way now, the language was also extreme. Saying it's an ocean of tits and he wants to swim, sorry but if you're offended you can fuck off, I don't see this as anything more than guy talk. The language at the beginning is more the issue. He was young and stupid. It's a shame he was punished for something nearly two decades old. Watching him for five years I know he's a different person. If I was him I would just find more strategic ways of doing things.
 
Posted at 26/12/2017 15:04:39 EST 0 comments
 

Viral video about bullying

 
Some kid made an anti bullying video that went viral, then it turns out that his mum is a white supremacist. I will use this story to explain how stupid humanity is. First point: There are millions of bullying victims across the globe but people gave $51,000 to this kid. People can do what they want with their money, but I find this weird and stupid. There are probably numerous victims at their local school, but they gave money to this random person on the internet. Senseless! Humans are visual people, if they can't see it, they don't care. It's the same with stand up comedy, people don't care that I spent my entire working life programming; they only like the posts when I mention that I am doing stand up. Even though the whole reason that I am about to do stand up comedy is that I built software to pause lines. People only recognize me as a stand up comedian. You could adapt use climate change as an example; for years people have been denying it and still do, but less people are denying it due to major disasters. This is humanity's problem; it is obsessed with visual things and celebrities. Another example with comedy is people recognize characters like Sheldon Cooper as the actor, but the character wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the writers and producers. People need a face otherwise they are not interested. This is humanity's weakness. Extending this to politics, people are more comfortable voting for candidates that they feel like they have a beer with for example George W Bush or John Key in New Zealand. In New Zealand they changed the Labour leader three months out from an election; it was an instant 7 percentage point boost. as a policy wonk and screen writer this is a bit depressing, but facts are facts. Humanity largely is stupid and only care about what's directly in front of them.

As for people giving to a random white supremacist family; that's on them for sending money to a person based on one video. AngryAussie pointed out that this has similarities to Kony 2012. Everyone was happily raising money until it turns out the guy went bonkers. You don't always know who is behind the cause. If people care so much about bullying may I suggest again stopping it in their own neighborhood.
 
Posted at 16/12/2017 20:39:04 EST 0 comments
 

Orange Buffoon, Al Frankin

 
Not much of interest going on.

Orange Buffoon used a racial slur in front of native Americans. He is racist. Knew that. Boring.

Micheal Flynn plead guilty to charges involving Russia. This is also boring but could lead to other developments. It is assumed that he will give up other information in exchange for a deal.

Buffoon is now denying the Access Hollywood tape is real, which considering he apologize for it is another lie. Duh. My question is why is the media giving so much coverage to this. This is just another crazy thing Buffoon said probably meant to distract from Roy Moore's allegations from females that were minors at the time. I doubt that he beliefs his own bullshit this time. Then again according to reports he is still going on about Obama's birth certificate. So who knows how crazy he is? However it is probably more likely that he is outright lying about the tape. I really don't know why Buffoon commented on Roy Moore, all it did was further remind people he Buffoon has more than a dozen allegations against him. While Roy Moore was banned from a Mall for coming on to teenagers, Orange Buffoon liked going into the dressing room of Miss Teen USA. It is neck and neck between Roy Moore and Doug Jones in the Senate race. I guess a problem is that the Republicans don't trust the media and don't believe the women, I guess that the latter is a problem with intelligence but also sexism. To be clear I wouldn't care if all parties were at least at the age of consent. This is not what we're talking about. People are losing jobs because of their behaviour, time will tell if this includes Roy Moore.

Al Frankin resigned over sexual harassment allegations. Cenk Uygur from TheYoungTurks is a bit skeptical of the more anonymous allegations and Frankin didn't accept responsibility of his resignation speech. My take; he took responsibility for one act a few weeks ago. If he didn't do the others, that's on him to fight. He didn't, so he is the weakest link, good bye! Either he is a serial harasser or is incapable of defending against smears, either way I wouldn't want him in office.
 
Posted at 09/12/2017 18:58:08 EST 0 comments
 

Net Neutrality

 
Net neutrality is about to be killed, there seems nothing anybody can do as the person making the decision formally worked as a lawyer for an ISP. It's important to note this only affects the US but other countries may follow suit. In New Zealand we have about ten ISPs so we shouldn't be that concerned. However companies can always cooperate together and do certain things, but there's no sign that will happen. Back to the US, there are only two main internet providers and they mostly stay out of each other's areas so it's pretty much a monopoly. Side note, there is no fibre in some parts of the US, sounds backwards. Anyway the change would mean that the providers can slow down specific sites. The potential uses of this would be slowing down your competition, slowing down certain sites until they pay you, perhaps they don't like sites that are critical of them or the beliefs of their executives like this site and they slow them down. I have owned sites basically half my life. You have to pay for hosting, you could also additionally pay the ISPs that deliver content to the customers if the change happens. The ISPs already get revenue from their customers. This is how the internet is supposed to operate. Anybody can get to whatever site/service that is operational at the time. This change would give ultimate control to the ISPs. If you don't like the government telling you what you can access, would a corporation doing it be any better? If you say yes, you're probably an idiot. Taking the control to the extreme; if an ISP doesn't like TheYoungTurks they could they tell YouTube and Facebook to shut them down or they'll penalize them. Same thing with Alex Jones if he accused the executives of hosting a donkey fucking ring. (the appropriate action would be suing him) I personally don't think they'll censor but rather make the giants pay them, but I don't know. Other companies could theoretically pay them to penalize their competition.

I can see only one solution; people have to build an ISP as an social enterprise. Nobody is suggesting this but not considering this is a mistake; you could probably crowd fund the startup costs and start in the most profitable areas, then expand. The same thing could be done with health insurance. If I had the money maybe I would do it myself. It's beyond bonkers that people aren't doing this already.
 
Posted at 25/11/2017 19:46:55 EST 0 comments
 

CPTPP

 
I thought that TPP was dead, apparently not! There's a new version called CPTPP which is basically TPP without the United States. As I understand it it's a bit watered down for New Zealand; corporations can't sue us to change our laws, can restrict who owns property. So things are a bit better. However I simply don't see the evidence trade deals are worthwhile. Trade deals are basically outsourcing deals and ultimately cost jobs. I am skeptical that signing it would be beneficial. In New Zealand there was no way to ensure we didn't get the TPP out of the recent election. Sure, you could have voted Greens or New Zealand First who won't vote for it, but we're getting the TPP anyway, so what fucking good does that to? Look, progressives need to go to where the power is, not isolated in some hippy party which can be ignored when it suits.

Meanwhile, it's not completely dead in the United States; from my understanding they're quietly signing agreements with individual countries without calling it the TPP, CPTPP, or whatever pee abbreviation it's going under.
 
Posted at 18/11/2017 20:07:06 EST 0 comments
 

Indictments, Mueller, Donna Brazile revelations

 
Three people from the Buffoon campaign have been indicted including Paul Manaford and his business partner. Paul was Buffoon's campaign manager until he had to quit because of ties to Russia. No surprises he was indicted. George Papadopoulos has also plead guilty to crimes including Buffoon and Russia; he was working closely with them including trying to get Buffoon to go to Russia during the campaign, that didn't happen. Buffoon insiders knew of his connections, apparently this includes Jeff Sessions who previously denied about knowing anybody involved with Russia on the Buffoon campaign, a clear lie. The investigation is still ongoing and these developments shouldn't be dismissed because they will likely lead to bigger prosecutions later.

Cenk Uygur had the right idea; the republicans are only going after Hillary Clinton's deal with Russia because Robert Mueller was high ranking at the FBI at the time of the FBI's approval of the deal. So progressive shows that are harping on about the story which was dead for a year are doing nothing but help republicans.

Progressives are shitting themselves about Donna Brazile's revelation of the fact that the DNC were rigging the primaries. Yawn, didn't everybody already knew this? Some aspects of it were still interesting. Obama starved the DNC of cash and the current chair at the time (who was also Hillary's former campaign chair prior) didn't go after fund raising like previous chairs. You can make up your own mind whether the lack of fund raising was intentional by the chair. By happy coincidence Hillary had to inject money into the DNC and the organization started working for her. This was before the so called neutral primary was over. Again the fact that it was a rigged primary isn't new information but the fact that the DNC was basically brought by Hillary is.
 
Posted at 04/11/2017 22:07:06 EDT 0 comments
 

Duh: Russia and entertainment predators

 
A few duh stories for you

A republican, Hillary Clinton and the DNC were behind the famous dossier. Duh. It's called opposition research. This is not particularly interesting. Some people suggest that this proves Hillary Clinton and the DNC were working together all along as the DNC payments to the company behind the dossier were from April 2016. Didn't we already know they were working together? I am struggling to find anything substantive to this story.

While we are on the subject of Hillary Clinton, I was going to comment on the Hillary Clinton Russia story but I actually agree with David Pakman, this seems to be a repeat of a story a year ago. The quick gist is that Russia paid Bill Clinton for speeches near the time a deal with the Obama administration and Russia was done. Firstly we already knew about the deal a year ago and Hillary Clinton was only one of many people to approve the deal. I am not sure this story has substance to it, maybe a year ago when it was legitimately news. Since at least 80% of the facts were known then I can label it a duh story.

A producer in Hollywood is a predator. Duh. I bring this up often THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS FULL OF PREDATORS. Of course by full I don't mean everyone in the industry is a predator but proportionately I have no doubt that there are more predators in the entertainment industry. An interesting angle would be why is this? Logically people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder would be attracted to business, politics but also entertainment. Sexual abuse is more to do with power. There's a certain type of NPD that makes the person not go in the limelight but get others to do so. This perfectly explains abusive producers like Havey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Dr Luke, Lou Pearlman. Of course you also have the Bill Cosbys, Bill O'Reillys of the world. So what is the solution? I expect that the only real solution is to create societal conditions so that there are fewer people with NPD.
 
Posted at 28/10/2017 21:14:16 EDT 0 comments
 

Orange Buffoon, New Zealand election 2017

 
The latest bullshit is Orange Buffoon was insensitive to a woman that lost her loved one during war. Of course he was insensitive, he's Orange Buffoon. This story is boring. He told several lies during this story, blah blah blah, not interesting. Moving on.

More people are noticing Orange Buffoon is insane, even Republicans. When Republicans are calling you insane, then you have major problems. A Congressman has described the Whitehouse as an adult day care centre. There is talk of tacklling him if he orders a nuclar strike. Aides already have reported to be ignoring his more crazy requests; they try to distract him until he forgets about the requests. The after aides could be the only thing stopping World War 3. None of this is satire. This is the state of the world Series today. Psychologists have done a march because they think that Donald Trump is so unstable he needs to be removed from office. I will say again I predicted that he would be removed from office or resign in my biggest ever post election rant. I would be shocked if I was wrong. I expect he won't even last until the end of the first term.

New Zealand has a government, finally, it's Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party. I did softly predict in a Facebook comment that I thought New Zealand First would go back with Labour, so I can claim credit as being right. Conservatives were gloating that National got more votes, opps! It is obviously the three opposing parties that got more votes and that's the only thing that matters in New Zealand democracy. Honestly I didn't predict this outcome until Ardern was elected leader and from then it took me a while until I saw her as viable. I like to be a realist and not cheerlead for a side. I think that on the sole factor of the majority of New Zealand First being against National and at least some fractions of the party are deologically closer to Labour, the right result was reached.
 
Posted at 23/10/2017 17:50:02 EDT 0 comments
 

Rex Tillerson, NFL

 
Rex Tillerson called Orange Buffoon a moron. He is a moron, there is not much to say about the story. An additional part of the story was Rex wanted to resign but was talked out of it by John Kelly. Some speculate that Rex only wanted the job to lift sanctions on Russia to benefit the company Exoon Mobil which he was CEO of and they are probably correct. He may be next in line to go through.

I have avoided talking about the NFL so far and I am fucking sick of the story. However Orange Buffoon always has to take things further. This all started when Colin Kaepernick protested the national anthem by kneeling to protest the amount of black people getting shot by police. Conservative snowflakes cried and cried about it until he was fired. Orange Buffoon made it worse by calling the players \'sons of bitches" and more importantly have has now threatned the NFL's tax breaks and said that the players must get in line. Dear Leader is offended. I ultimately come out on the more moderate side. Players should do what their contract says but Orange Buffoon shouldn't be allowed to threaten players or owners.

Players used to stay in the locker room when the national anthem was sung, it was only because of the Pentagon paying the NFL millions of dollars that the standing for the anthem began. It's propaganda. Additionally the NFL covers up evidence of their players getting brain damage which potentially leads to depression and suicide. They also hire domestic abusers. Fuck the NFL actually. People should stop watching it.

Obviously not because of the protest. Fuck the people who say they are offended by it because the players are disrespecting the flag. Fuck off. You're a stupid person. Conservatives insist on being the victims. Black people are getting killed by police but conservatives are crying about people not standing for the national anthem. Sorry that the flag was disrespected, I will buy it some flowers. If you are offended by symbols getting offended, you are a stupid person. Flags and anthems don't have feelings, OK? You sound like a fundamentalist muslim getting pissy about someone drawing Mahummad. Try asking WHY people are protesting and try to resolve the problem, otherwise people will keep on protesting.
 
Posted at 15/10/2017 01:20:50 EDT 0 comments
 

Las Vegas, Puerto Rico

 
The worst mass shooting in the history of the US happened. I believe that I reported on another biggest ever mass shooting last year. I probably covered gun control at the time, or undoubtedly covered it when I reported on another mass shooting. I will cover different aspects this time. First, I have noticed the gun control problem is similar to the climate change problem. Taking action wouldn't necessarily stop the future events in the short term but will eventually reduce the problem. There are people who deny the cause of the problem or say there is nothing we can do about it. Politicians don't act on both issues because of corporations donating to them. Both have idiot conspiracy theorists providing alternative facts. On that note I will get to my second angle. Some conspiracy theorists are just liars; they know what they are saying is not true and their entire business model is built around lying to people, sometimes about people dying. They are scum, that call others scum. Nothing like projection! It is important to be skeptical of the media and people in power. However it is equally important not to go down rabbit holes and into fantasy land. Before I get people (being polite) saying ohhhhhhh but they've proven 9/11 was an inside job. NO THEY FUCKING HAVEN'T! For fuck sakes they have physics online that explain how the towers fell, why don't you fucking research? Oh but the towers couldn't have fallen OH SHUT THE FUCK UP, HAVE YOU SEEN MANY PLANES CRASH INTO BUILDINGS? When you say that you have seen buildings fall down you cite as evidence, not one of them had a heavy jet crashing into it, not one. If I can find physics on a 9/11 conspiracies debunked site, it shouldn't be too hard. Do you know what if you're not convinced by my unhinged rants, go and find five local physicists, don't just settle for people online, you have no idea of their credentials or motivations. Five would give a good balance in case there is one with different views.. By the way if you do that and they say it's all bullshit, feel free to let me know. OK final point on conspiracy theorists, I do genuinely hate them because they distract people from legitimate issues. You can't solve problems if you're in fantasy land with the lizard people, chemtrials, gay frogs, homosexual space cults. These people are frauds and con people out of money and time.

A hurricane hit Puerto Rico, Orange Buffoon responded late and acted like a complete clown. That's not interesting. I think that the most outrageous thing he did was say that they owe money to Wall Street after the hurricane, then say their infrastructure was in terrible shape before the hurricane. Firstly asshole, the overall infrastructure of the US gets a grade of D+. Fix your own fucking face. Secondly I agree that the President of Puerto Rico has done a terrible job, but that is also you! In fairness maybe Obama could have done better, but you're insulting victims of a hurricane, fuck you with a million rusty polls! His response was late and inadequate, why does anybody expect any different? Also stop sending him to places, every time he makes an arse out of himself so stop taking him on day trips. You're only hurting yourself America.
 
Posted at 07/10/2017 21:26:28 EDT 0 comments
 

Equifax, Russia, Tom Price, Hugh Hefner, NFL

 
Credit agency Equifax has been hacked potentially exposing 140 million customers; this included names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers and possibly drivers licenseS for some people. Obviously the sheer number is staggering. I imagine you could make a fortune on the dark web with a tiny fraction of what was stolen. There are questions here; why not have adequate security if you're in control of that many records? Should there be more regulations in this area? (although you could just setup a website in any country without them) I have personally run membership sites with thousands of members and perhaps will again. You could theoretically start a website with millions of members with little oversight. Should this be allowed to happen? What should be the threshold? I am actually am improving security in my software with things like two factor authorization. The Equifax hack in particular was caused by software that did not have the latest patches which means it could have been prevented. I'll say something controversial: the company should shut down for this; obviously they cannot be trusted. If you're a victim of this firstly join a class action lawsuit against the company. Secondly if you are particularly worried there's something called a credit freeze that could be useful which prevents new loans from being taken out under your name.

Speaking of the internet there was a big story where Russia were buying all sorts of ads on Facebook and Twitter to influence the election; this includes everything from targeting Black Lives Matter supporters, gun rights supporters and the people opposed to these groups. It is alleged that the troll army is still active and is planning things for 2018 and 2020, they rely on low information persons to spread their message; perhaps people that do not check out who is behind a particular facebook page or website although sometimes this is not easy. Perhaps to better protect yourself don't just like every page that you agree with; see if they have verifiable information first.

The Health secretary has resigned after a scandal involving private jets. I think at this point it would be quicker to name the people in the white house that haven't resigned. Tom Price was particularly corrupt because he brought stocks in companies and passing legislation to affect those company. Oh yeah you're drainning the swamp by having this guy in your administration.

Hugh Heftner died, he was like a trillion years old, this cannot be a surprise to anyone. He was credited as being a pioneer as well as objectifying women. Personally I admire people who work in the industries that they are interested in, that is what I try to do, although maybe could be better at it. Whether you agree with him or not he did have an effect on the world including fighting against sodomy laws which helped out homosexuals at the time. So he was about sexual freedom in general, which isn't a bad thing. At times the world needs controversy and someone to shake things up, so to speak, he was one of those people.

No interest in the NFL scandal, maybe I will cover parts of it next week. If you're offended by people kneeling, you're a giant special snowflake.
 
Posted at 30/09/2017 21:28:23 EDT 0 comments
 

Health-care, Pharma Bro, UN, New Zealand Elections

 
Not content on failing with health care twice, republicans are trying a third time. Will it pass? Probably not. This bill is even worse. There is no coverage of pre existing conditions and the number of uninsured people goes up from the last bill. Rand Paul wants more cuts, so apparently won't vote for it. There are three people who are additionally unlikely to vote for it, basically the same as last time. This is a bill that doesn't require the filibuster because it's passed in the budget process

Now for a hilarious story I forgot to post last week. No, this is actually not about Orange Buffoon. Martin Shkreli the infamous Phama Bro was sent to jail after requesting a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair on Facebook. I feel like I am writing satire, but I am not, this story is real. He was out on bai but the judge sent him to jail after thinking the post was a threat. To me, this proves rich people aren't that bright, it's his own fault he's unnecessarily sitting in jail. I almost feel bad. No I don't, not at all.

Orange Buffoon went to the UN, made up the country Nambia which doesn't exists, called Kim Jon-Un rocket man and threatened North Korea. I don't have time for this shit. All I will say is if anybody is going to start a war it's Orange Buffoon and George W Bush also had nicknames for leaders like PuDePu for Putin. I am reminded of a joke. Great minds think alike, but idiots also think the same. Two republican presidents, two complete idiots.

New Zealand had an election, the outcome is not great for the left but also not a total disaster, in fact we may still win. It entirely depends on Winston Peters whether he will go left or right. Now he and the Greens hate each other over some petty fucking argument they had years ago. The question is whether they can put aside their differences. Many New Zealand First voters are no fans of National. There's a real chance he will go left. I am not sure what that means for the long term stability because the public mostly hate him. Then again if he does go right he'll probably fuck the government's chances in 2020. I don't know what he'll do. I have ideas that are in limbo until I know what the king maker decides. Of course I prefer left but I have some alternate plans to enact if we get the status quo. Act is also irrelevant either way, they won't be in the next government with any luck. Good riddance to the Maori Party, if you actually represented Maori perhaps I'll be sad, you can fuck off! The Opportunities Party did not get in, absolutely no surprise to anyone that can read polls without going into some delusional conspiracy theory. Actually last thing, the polling was in fact off but surprisingly had a left-wing bias instead of a right-wing bias as the landline conspiracy lunatics would have you believe. At one point close to the election Labour was polling 42-44%, they got 36%, maybe 37% after special votes. This is a massive swing in a week or two. Two conclusions. People should shut the fuck up about polling favouring the right wing, the numbers very clearly state the opposite. Secondly we can't take too much stock in polls, although they were all over the show near the end. You can only look for the trends, percentage wise they don't appear to be accurate weeks out. The last people who should shut the fuck up are the people who say don't worry about votes early on, they're rural and Labour will increase, didn't happen! I have the data points to prove it, and I casually observed the same thing in a previous election. There's absolutely no truth to this assertion. Finally (really this time) if you're a complete moron you would take me seriously when I say shut the fuck up. Don't take my ranting too seriously, I exaggerate my feelings for comedic purposes. Don't get me wrong, you're still incorrect if you're looking at the numbers but maybe you should focus on other things instead of outright false assumptions, OK? Good!
 
Posted at 23/09/2017 22:43:51 EDT 0 comments
 

Dreamers

 
The latest drama with Buffoon Of Our Lives is he threatened to deport "dreamers" who are basically people that are undocumented immigrants but have lived in the US since they were very young. Then he didn't after a meeting with leaders from the Democrate side, Then they said a deal was made with the President. Then the President said no deal was made. The reality? He's a complete idiot with no clue what he's doing. There was a story out in which it says he listens to the last person in the room, this is completely consistent with this. The bottom line, this is a side show; it was always about making a deal with the Democrates and the business community is not going to allow a source of cheap labour to be deported. It's noteworthy that he wants to deal with the Democrates with his party can govern alone; but of course some Republicans don't want to govern and want to destroy the government. Obviously go further enough right your ideas are so unpopular you turn toxic and dysfunctional, I believe that I have said this before.

I prefer Days Of Our Lives, Friday's show ended with Wil coming back from the dead. Hell I'm not sure which is more ridiculous; DAYS or the fact Orange Buffoon is president.
 
Posted at 16/09/2017 22:52:02 EDT 0 comments
 

Hllary Clinton, disasters

 
Hillary Clinton released a new book titled What happened? Well you lost to what should have been the easiest candidate to beat ever. That's what happened. Of course she blames Bernie and Russia etc blah blah blah. She claims her aides were making her pander to progressives and told her not to alienate them. First she didn't do a very good job. Second, yeah Hillary in order to win elections you need your side to vote for you. Your aides were right. If you were a little more convincing instead of going after Republicans (who by the way have hated you for years, really smart strategy that) perhaps you would have been president. Instead I'm reporting on how much of a moron Orange Buffoon is. Thank you Hillary, thank you very much! Now take your millions of dollars, and go hide in a cave. (or probably a mansion)

Two more disasters happened or are about to an earthquake in Mexico and hurricane Irma. They should name a hurricane after the president just to see his reaction. Harvey hit Texas and oil refineries, Irma will hit America's retirement village: Florida and old people watch the climate change denying channel Fox News. There is a sad irony to this, and it is important not to take glee in people's houses possibly being destroyed, not even Rush Limbaugh's right after he called Hurricanes hoaxes. I have nothing more to add as I commented on this last week. I'll just say this his is sadly ironic and urgent action needs to be taken.
 
Posted at 09/09/2017 23:23:56 EDT 0 comments
 

Trans in military, Hurricane Harvey

 
Orange Buffoon banned trans people from the military. About a month ago he announced it via Twitter without any process behind it. A few weeks later he signed an executive order making it official. There's no schedule for removing existing trans people but it will probably be done. Buffoon cited health care costs as the reason but the military spends three times more on Viagra. Also we have covered that the Pentagon wastes tens of billions per year, they can't even account for some of the money. Orange Buffoon is simply being horrible, there is no valid reason to do this. Additionally it costs $96,000 to train and recruit a new soldier, there is 10,000 trans people in the army, do the math on that. Finally when he was called to fight in Vietnam he didn't go and went to sex parties instead, he called getting STDs his own personal Vietnam, he has absolutely no creditability when It comes to who is serving.

Hurricane Harvey has practically destroyed parts of Texas. The scenes there have been not been pretty, at least 15 people died, entire communities destroyed. I knew instinctively that sending the president to the area was a very bad idea, he did his usual buffoonish thing. Progressives are talking about climate change. The time for action on that was 20 years ago. However while future actions will not prevent the probable countless devastating storms coming it will stop a bad situation from becoming even worse. The world needs to take action on this. Luckily most of the world are not climate change deniers like the US Republicans and are taking this seriously. However we need to consider climate change a current threat and be concerned about what comes next. Probably best to move to the middle of the land unless the area get things like tornadoes or earthquakes.
 
Posted at 02/09/2017 23:06:35 EDT 0 comments
 

The absurdity of the Afghanistan war

 
The US is putting more troops in Afghanistan, 15,000 in total. At one time there was over 100,000. If they can't win with that, why would they be able to win with a fraction of that? The Afghanistan war is a lost cause, they should abort and should have aborted a decade ago. I worked out the Afghanistan war has been going on half my life. 16 years. You know what they say 17th years the charm. The best solution would be to work with the Taliban to stabilized the country; trying to defeat them hasn't worked. Actually I heard an amazing story this week that the Taliban did actually surrender in 2001 but the Bush Administration was too incompetent to register it. The surrender ceased when the US wouldn't stop attacking. This sounded unbelievable, until I remembered that they had Osama Bin Laden cornered in 2001 but Donald Rumsfield didn't send in the troops and he got away. If all this is true you are right to question whether this utter incompetence was deliberate or whether the Bush Administration had shit for brains. Remember also that George W Bush was also warned about a possible terrorist attack several months before 9/11 on vacation and told the people to go home. When right wingers get involved in foreign policy, they tend to fuck it up. To an extent this also includes Obama, but at least he was competent enough to get Bin Laden. I personally just generally assume people in power are incompetent at their job. Really, is there any clearer proof than the US election last year? In conclusion I regret not buying stocks in defense contractors after the election, the war machine rolls on.

4 more years, they'll get a gold watch. - Jimmy Dore
 
Posted at 26/08/2017 22:27:33 EDT 0 comments
 

Nazis, Steve Bannon

 
So Orange Buffoon can't adequately call out neo nazis and white supremacists. Everyone else is outraged; that's not interesting. At the beginning of the presidency I said that I believe that he had a self destructive trait in his personally. Nothing has proven me wrong. The obsession he has with calling both sides even is part of his self destructive personality. Any competent person and someone who isn't self destructive would have no problem adequately calling out white supremacists and neo nazis. It's a problem for him because he's both incompetent and self destructive. Yes it's true that the now fired Steve Bannon may have had a hand in his response, but the fact is Buffoon could not do the absolute minimum the situation required; this shows utter incompetence.

Bannon has been fired from the whitehouse; finally some good news. Steve recently did an interview where he claimed to be in charged. I don't know if he was fired because of that, or the obvious fact that he was a horrible strategist that lead the administration down a shit hole. Whatever the reason; this is good news. The question is if a new strategist can turn this administration around. I am firmly in the no camp. Again Buffoon seems entirely self destructive. With the Russia investigation and now probable trolling from Bannon's deplorable propaganda outlet, this will not get better. He openly fights with morning TV show hosts, he will probably do the same with Bannon. If a fire requires water to be put out he's there pouring petrol all over it. He has no ability to defuse situations; he only makes them worse.

With Bannon gone Buffoon really has very limited friends. The people who work for him don't respect him and are constantly leaking how incompetent he is. He has fucked off both the Senate and House leaders, the Attorney General and probably countless others. Business leaders are fleeing; the manufacturing council and strategic policy forum both have shut down. Once you lose rich people and the establishment, you're on borrowed time. Especially if you're not popular. I said from the beginning that he will be impeached or resign. The ducks are almost in a row.
 
Posted at 19/08/2017 22:51:23 EDT 0 comments
 
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