In the US the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues. On Sunday, Deval Patrick set down for MEET AND HEAVY PET WITH THE PRESS. During the interview, Chuck Todd refused to raise the issue of rape -- even though it's the most pertinent detail about Deval.
Raise uncomfortable questions for Deval? Not from Chuckie's in love Todd.
The facts that Chuck chose to ignore others aren't so willing to overlook.
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Wait so we have PROOF that George W Bush used RADIOACTIVE weapons to poison innocent civilians and yet all the media repeats is the unproven assertion that Assad gassed his own people? Who exactly is the brutal dictator? It seems America needs to look inwards..
The one benefiting the most from pro-rape Deval entering the race? War Hawk Joe Biden. Were it not for Deval, everyone would be focusing on Joe's latest nonsense.
Poor Joe. He's so out of touch. Remember, REEFER MADNESS was made a long time ago, 1936 -- but only six years before Joe was born.
Here's another factoid to consider:
When Joe Biden was born cannabis had only been illegal for 5 years.
Joe's stance is right on . . . for 1972. He could have been deputized by Richard Nixon back then. But we all know better today -- all except Joe Biden who walks around repeatedly asking, "What year is it? What year is it?"
There are thousands of studies available on #marijuana / #cannabis at @NCBI There's no reason to take any politician's (Joe Biden ) word on the topic. (ie: gateway drug) Just use their search to drill down to real truth & demand they do the same https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Marijuana …
Joe Biden is still questioning if marijuana is a gateway drug, even though research doesn't support the idea https://fedium.com/news/joe-biden-is-still-questioning-if-marijuana-is-a-gateway-drug--even-though-research-doesn-t-support-the-idea-0r2m9081lgvc1ie/ …
JOE BIDEN: “Okay, team. What policies do we want? We need to swing big here” “Uh, people to be nicer to republicans and hope that helps?” “Great! Done! No more. Now what do we NOT want?” “Uh...Healthcare?” “Yes!” “Marijuana?” “Of course!” “Dogs on skateboards?” “Love it!”
Marijuana isn’t a gateway drug but Joe Biden is a gateway conservative.
Each day, in every way, Joe Biden is turning himself into a bigger joke.
As the polls demonstrate, he is moving -- but it's downward, not up.
In Iraq, the protests continue.
Of all the protests ongoing in Iraq, one of the most economically disruptive is relatively small. As of Monday, demonstrators have resumed blockading the entrance to Um Qasr port.
At the start of the month, Deborah Haynes (SKY NEWS -- Deborah reported on Iraq, from Iraq, for THE TIMES OF LONDON in the '00s) noted:
Instead of sectarian divisions, the public has united in anger against the current government of Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi.
A wave of protest was unleashed across Baghdad and other cities around the country.
Security forces responded at first with live rounds, killing scores of unarmed protesters and drawing widespread condemnation.[. . .]
They are fed up with widespread unemployment, dire public services and a political elite regarded as corrupt and under the influence of Iran and the US.
Maya Gebeily (AFP) offers:
Now, protesters across Baghdad and the Shiite-majority south are demanding an overhaul of the U.S.-crafted system, but the U.S. has remained comparatively restrained.
It has issued a half-dozen statements condemning violence but stopped short of using its diplomatic muscle to resolve the crisis.
In the past, Washington would have been “much more overt,” said the top Iraqi official.
“The U.S. back in 2003 shaped this current Iraqi government structure, which delivered this political class,” he said.
“Do they want to be engaged in rectifying it? I think the jury is still out.”
“The bottom line is that the U.S. state-building project in Iraq has failed,” said Kirk Sowell, an analyst who writes the Inside Iraqi Politics newsletter.
I'll offer that because I am an American citizen and it's my job to call out my own country. I'm not a whore like over at THE INTERCEPT where they're scissor banging with THE NEW YORK TIMES over Iran. Leaked cables!!!!! Oh my. Those they're interested in? Not interested when it's leaked cables for the US. I don't trust Jeremy Scahill at all and I'm not going to believe what he says or how he says he got it. THE INTERCEPT has burned one whistle-blower after another.
I think it's laughable that Jeremy and THE NEW YORK TIMES have a take away that Iran has won the Iraq War. Wow. That's so new, right?
So new and so novel!!!!
It's not like we didn't already know that, it's not like the US Army didn't say that back in January, right?
Oh, wait, they did. 10 months ago, the US Army already declared what Jerry Scahill tries to pass off as a scoop.
And they did it without trying to demonize Iran, did you notice that. Jerry Scahill, he has to demonize. He dances very well for his corporate masters -- grind that ass into their laps, Jeremy, grind that ass like the whore you are.
I'm not in the mood.
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