Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Iraq snapshot

Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, the Iraq War continues, faux feminists are women who claim to be feminists but don't help women and don't speak out against war, we draw a line and that includes noting the institutional sexism of Jane Fonda, and much more.

As Mike pointed out last night: "TMZ exposes CBS so-called News." So let's start with the latest on Hillary Clinton's health via TMZ.  Clinton is the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.  She had to be rushed out of a 9/11 event on Sunday as she weebeled and wobbled but didn't fall down.  TMZ reports today,  "Hillary Clinton got herself a doctor's note confirming she's battling pneumonia ... and also loading up on her medications."

Last night, Elaine asked, "How sick is Hillary really?" and noted:

Lee Fang has posted on his Twitter Feed an e-mail exchange between Jeffrey Leeds and Colin Powell.

This is an e-mail that Leeds sent to Powell:

Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a huge Clinton supporter, said they were both giving speeches at the same event a few months back and she could barely climb the podium steps.

So how sick is she really?

Register that this would be long before her doctor allegedly told her on Friday that she had pneumonia.

Retired general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell exchanged e-mails with Jeffrey Leeds and they're now news in most outlets around the world.

  • Colin Powell said he 'would rather not vote' for Hillary Clinton in a July 2014 email exchange where he commented that Bill is still 'di**ing bimbos'
  • In that same exchange, his friend Jeffrey Leeds said  Rudy Giuliani thought President Obama was a 'decent' man and that Hillary would win in 2016 
  • Leeds told Powell, 79, in an email last March that Hillary Clinton 'HATES' President Obama and refers to him as 'that man'
  • In another email exchange, Leeds claims that Clinton was so sick she could 'barely climb the podium steps' before giving a speech  
  • Cheney also said that Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz were 'idiots'
  •  The emails were hacked from Powell's private GMail account 

Hillary and her bitches, I'm just not in the damn mood anymore.

Hillary cultist Lauren Young just got MS. magazine pulled from our links.

Long time coming.

It's nothing but a pro-war outlet which is why Lauren Young's simpleton and deceptive version of what's going on in Syria fits right in there.

I'm sick of these damn whores for war. 

That's you, Lauren.

Clearly, you're too stupid to write about foreign affairs.

You've shown no interest in foreign events on your Twitter feed -- though you're up the ass of JANE THE VIRGIN.

Please grasp this all whores posing as feminists: Just as Luke and Laura on GENERAL HOSPITAL could never, ever overcome the fact that Luke raped Laura, there is no way to ever pretend that a show where a woman is impregnated without her knowledge and then carries a fetus for a man -- and it was for him, not for his wife -- will ever be feminism.

It can't blossom from that s**t.

Grasp it, you stupid whores.


That's the word.

And it's the word for Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda.

You are dirty whores.

GreenStone Media, you are so lucky it crashed and burned and that most people avoided it because they never got that your call in program existed only to promote sending US troops into Sudan.

That's the reality.

Gloria, you've never been honest about your CIA background.

That says everything so let's move on to Jane.

Jane, you're a whore.

Why do you think -- two time Academy Award winner that you are -- you can't get an Emmy nomination for GRACE & FRANKIE?

In part because you're just not good enough.

But also because we're all sick of you.

The industry is sick of you and your whoring ways.

"Activist" Jane.

What the f**k have you done?

You haven't done a damn thing for Iraq.

Oh, you gave that speech in 2007 ensuring you were all over the news, promising you were going to be protesting until the war ended.

War hasn't ended, Jane, and where are you?

I'm tired of you whores and bitches pretending you're feminist while promoting war.

Cher can support Hillary and I don't have a problem with it.

Cher doesn't present herself as an activist. (Although she actually is an activist and actually makes a difference.)

But, reality, Cher does more than you ever do, Jane.

And Cher's doing the same amount that she did during Vietnam.

I will criticize many who support Hillary, I will not criticize Cher for her support.  She's been courageous, she's stood and she's stood alone.

She didn't spend the eighties running to pay phones to call Tom Hayden begging, "What's our position!" on whatever new just broke.

She did her own thinking, she did her own standing.

By contrast, you're an embarrassment.

Joan Crawford, at the end, had more credibility than you do.

What the f**k does that mean, Jane?

I understand what you're saying, I'm just asking what it means.

You're a producer of GRACE & FRANKIE as well as a star of the series.

There are 26 episodes currently airing on NETFLIX.

How many were directed by women?


Ten of 26.

And that's a show that you star in and you produce and you can't give us gender equality with directors on that show but you want others to do what you refuse to do?

And 26?

That's also the number of episodes of the TV show 9 TO 5 that you produced from 1982 to 1983.

Want to share how many women you hired to direct episodes of that show?

Didn't think so.

The answer is zero.

Riding high on the feminist hit film 9 TO 5 that she produced and then turned into a sitcom for ABC, feminist Jane refused to hire one woman to direct even one episode.

And, Jane, you've acted in almost 50 films but you've never acted in one where a woman directed.

Not even when you produced the films.

Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand has directed films herself (including the classic YENTL -- and my personal favorite THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES) and she's been directed by a woman (Anne Fletcher's THE GUILT TRIP -- one of Barbra's finest performances). 

Two time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange has acted in films directed by women (including Julie Taymor's TITUS and the underrated classic A THOUSAND ACRES directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse).

Academy Award winner Diane Keaton has directed films (including HANGING UP and UNSTRUNG HEROES) and she's acted in films directed by other women (Gillian Armstrong's MRS. SOFEL, Joyce Chopra's THE LEMON SISTERS, Nancy Meyers' SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, Callie Khouri's MAD MONEY, Jessie Nelson's LOVE THE COOPERS, and, I'd argue, BABY BOOM was co-directed by Nancy Meyers). 

Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon has acted in films directed by women (including Euzhan Palcy's A DRY WHITE SEASON, Gillian Armstrong's LITTLE WOMEN, Ann Turner's IRRESISTIBLE, Shana Feste's THE GREATEST, Lorene Scafaria's THE MEDDLER, Gaby Dellal's ABOUT RAY and Lana and Lilly Wachowski's CLOUD ATLAS and SPEED RACER.)

Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine has directed a film (BRUNO -- she also co-directed the documentary THE OTHER HALF OF THE SKY: A CHINA MEMOIR -- but we're focusing on feature films, not documentaries) and has acted in films directed by women (including Beeban Kidron's USED PEOPLE, Randa Haines' WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY, Marleen Gorris' CAROLINA and Nora Ephron's BEWITCHED).

Four time Emmy winner Marlo Thomas is more of a stage and TV actress (including Lee Grant's amazing NOBODY'S CHILD).  But she has made nine feature films and they include Lisa Azuelos' LOL and the 90s classic IN THE SPIRIT directed by Sandra Seacat.

I'm sorry, I can't take you seriously, Jane, as you whine about how unequal things are for women in the media when you've  opened no doors for women directors despite having your own production company, when you've never acted in a film directed by a woman and when on your own TV show that you star in and produce you are unable to have an equal number of female directors -- it's just whining, Jane.

When you refuse to use your own power, it's just whining.

And we're all tired of it.

You say you care about women -- why didn't you work with a woman director on a film?

Why didn't you hire women to direct?

And don't lie to the American people and insist women weren't directing.

Elaine May was directing in the 70s -- such classics as A NEW LEAF, THE HEARTBREAK KID and MIKEY AND NICKY -- as was Joan Micklin Silver (HESTER STREET, BETWEEN THE LINES and CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER).  And as the 70s were closing and the 80s were starting, a number of women were directing -- Jane Wagner directed (and wrote) MOMENT BY MOMENT, Joan Rivers directed (and co-wrote) RABBIT TEST, Joan Darling directed FIRST LOVE, Joan Tewkesbury directed OLD BOYFRIENDS, Anne Bancroft directed (and wrote) FATSO, Claudia Weill directed GIRLFRIENDS and IT'S MY TURN, Nancy Walker directed the camp classic CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC, and Patricia Birch directed (and choreographed) GREASE 2.

Feminist Jane didn't give one woman a break at directing a feature film.

But Robert Stigwood and Allan Carr gave Wagner, Walker and Birch the chance to direct.

Jane had her own company (IPC -- later Fonda Films) during the 70s and 80s.  

But she had no desire to hire a woman to direct a film.

So if things are bad for women in media -- and they are bad -- then why don't you own your own b.s., Jane.  You didn't give women shots at directing when you were a producer of film and now that you produce and star in a TV series, you still can't hire women to direct in equal numbers.

So stop whining about the gender imbalance because, Jane Fonda, you are responsible for the gender imbalance.

I'm not in the mood for these bitches anymore.


Walk the talk or just sit your tired ass down and close your mouth.

In whatever time remains on this website, we'll be calling out all you fakes who claim to be feminists but every time we turn around we see that you are the obstruction that harms women.

That especially includes those of you who gave lip service to being opposed to the Iraq War when Bully Boy Bush was in the White House but don't say a damn word today.

Very low pass by B1 Bomber in al-Udeid AB in while on its way to bomb targets in &

Yes, the Iraq War does continue.  Just view the clip above if you doubt it.

Today, the US Defense Dept announced:

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

-- Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, two tunnel entrances and four assembly areas.

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

Again, the Iraq War continues.

And will as long as fake asses like Jane Fonda pretend to be antiwar but never call for an end to the Iraq War.

Not everyone is so cowardly, thank goodness.

After four tours with the U.S. Marines in Iraq, Representative Seth Moulton, a first-term Democrat from Massachusetts, remains focused on the country’s development and its current battle against the ISIS extremist group, and he said he has concluded that its fundamental problems are political. A military strategy that fails to address Iraq’s political weaknesses ensures that American troops—about 5,000 of whom have returned to the country—will be back again five years after ISIS is defeated, Moulton said in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace. 
Laying out the details of a plan he is pressing to secure the peace in Iraq, Moulton was broadly critical of the Obama administration’s approach, saying the U.S. today has failed to even define what its political goals are for the country. The burden falls on the U.S. to promote reforms that would ease Sunni grievances, help in reconciliation between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government and counter Iranian influence, the representative said. Those efforts can only take place in the context of a unified, federal state, where effective institutions win trust from Iraq’s patchwork of religious, ethnic and tribal constituencies, he said.
“This is a tricky issue that a lot of Americans want to push out of our minds and don’t want to talk about,” he said. “At the least, we owe it to our troops. When you ask young people to go halfway around the globe and put their lives on the line for something, they deserve to know what it is. We ought to be able to give them a plan to succeed.”

We'll hopefully revisit this topic tomorrow.  But we'll note the Congress representative is calling for:

  • A Defined Political Objective. The U.S. must help boost the legitimacy of the Iraqi state by pushing for militias of all stripes to withdraw from towns and cities and by encouraging distribution of political and budgetary authority away from Baghdad.
  • Support for Political Reform. The U.S., having a well-intentioned partner in current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, should press him to tackle corruption in the Shia elite and support increased Sunni influence in parliament. “The systematic disenfranchisement of Sunnis”—a key factor in ISIS’s advance in 2014—“must end,” Moulton said.
  • Conditioning Military Support on Political Progress. Iraq is dependent on American weapons to fight ISIS, and that leverage should be used to demand political reform as a stepping-stone to long-term stability. Such pressure might slow the recapturing of Mosul from ISIS, but the lack of a post-conflict plan for the city in itself is good reason to delay the battle. “It has been a mistake to provide so much military support to date without demanding any political reforms in return,” he said. “We don’t have a plan for post-conflict Mosul at this point.”
  • Support From Congress for a Diplomatic-Led Strategy. Fewer than 2,000 State Department personnel are now in Baghdad, down from 11,500 in 2013; and $1.6 billion was cut from security and political assistance programs. Support for non-military initiatives must be restored.

This morning, I said we'd explore a number of topics including the Ashraf residents.  There's not time tonight.  My apologies.

I've looked the other way on MS and WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER and all the fake asses and seeing the push for war with Syria posted at MS -- the fact-free propaganda -- was the last straw.  I'm drawing a line and hope others do to.

These bitches are selling war and passing themselves off as feminists.

They're not.

They can call themselves "pro women" if they want but feminism requires anti-war.  It has not morphed -- even in it's most pathetic, push-up bra, do-me-feminism stage -- out of that and it can't because feminism is global.

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