Saturday, March 03, 2018

The world is full of lousy whores

Jackie Collins, were she alive today, could focus on the media.

Today, they are even trashier and more whorish than the worst starlet or gay-for-play male juvenile wanting to move onto adult parts.

And that's really saying something.

Reality:  while trash like Meryl and Tom try to talk up the press, the press has always been a group of whores huddled under a street lamp.

Take a nominee for Outstanding Picture in 1932 (now known as Best Picture) at the Academy Awards: FIVE STAR FINAL. Mervyn LeRoy directs Edward G. Robinson who plays an editor facing pressure to sensationalize the so-called news. Boris Karlof plays the early for runner of Judith Miller and two people take their own lives over the 'reporting.'

Before they hid behind degrees -- laughable degrees with no real academic founding -- journalists were capable of indicting their own system but the circle of jerk today -- taught and enforced in our universities -- leads to the amnesia that press criticism is something new and that, if only -- of if only, we'd lived a few years or decades earlier, things would be better.

Things will never be better until people grasp that they were never that good to begin with.

Condoleeza Rice thought the war in Iraq was a great idea. Her opinion is no longer needed.

Lovely Molly Knight.

Another blond woman beating up on an African-American woman and who will call the whore out?

No one.

But she needs to be called out.

First off, Condi Rice shouldn't be listened to because of the Iraq War?

Okay, I can go along with that.

Because the Iraq War matters.

Day after day, we note the ongoing war here.

Day after day, since this site started.

Molly Knight?

This appears to be her first ever Tweet on Iraq but I don't have time to go back years on her account.

If Iraq is that important -- and I agree it is -- why does Molly Knight never mention it before now?

Condi Rice shouldn't be listened to because she supported the Iraq War?

Again, no problem, I agree.

But I also agree that Hillary needs to be held accountable for her support of the Iraq War.

Molly Knight doesn't agree.

She doesn't hold Hillary accountable.

In fact, she'd probably cut a person who suggested that Hillary shouldn't speak because Hillary supported the Iraq War.

So we're left with this reality:  Hillary and Condi supported the Iraq War.  Molly Knight believes that supporting the Iraq War means you should shut up now.  But, apparently, only if you're an African-American woman.

Sounds like racism.

As Ava and I noted in November 2005, when reviewing COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF:

What really frightens us, besides the fact that a backlash only takes root when people who should know better applaud this junk, is an elitist attitude that seems to greet this show.
"We got our woman president!"
Consider us too grass-rooty but we don't see that as an end all be all. We weren't among the ones saying "At least we still got Martin Sheen on TV" so maybe we're missing it. But honestly, we'll take an Alice over a Commander-in-Chief. Give us working class women who pull together over a queen bee living a rareified life.
We've never doubted that a woman could be president (and at some point will be). But we've never assumed that gender would be an answer. A woman who supports equality? Absolutely, that's a great thing. A woman who makes her way as an exception, backs up an agenda she doesn't believe in and does nothing to help other women? We don't see the point in applauding that.
It's a pertinent issue as two women are repeatedly named as potential candidates in the real world: Condi Rice and Hillary Clinton. If either woman (or both) runs, will we get the same giddy "It's a woman!" nonsense? Under no circumstance would either of us vote for Rice. We'd be reluctant to vote for Clinton considering her waffles on the issue of choice and her stance on the war. But will those issues be silenced in the giddy cry of, "It's a woman! It's a first!"

Eleven years later, the answer was: Yes, those issues would be silenced in the giddy cry of, 'It's a woman! It's a first!'

Hillary Clinton supported the Iraq War.

Idiots like Rob Reiner have taken time away from cruising to insist that Hillary did it for political reasons.  Rob loves him some Hillary -- maybe they should have a baby?  artificial insemination and embryo transplants certainly make it a possibility -- but he's just a cowardly, closeted stooge.

Hillary voted for the war and supported it.  If you wanted her to admit it was a mistake or to apologize, you needed to look elsewhere -- she said in 2007.  When Barack Obama made the support a campaign issue, she was forced to say her vote was a "mistake."  In the years since Barack used her support of the Iraq War to beat and flag her publicly, she's amended the "mistake" -- it was a "mistake" because she thought Bully Boy Bush would send more troops to Iraq.

She was wrong, she insists, to have believed that he would send more US troops into Iraq.

That, she insists, was her mistake.

Molly Knight's a racist or a whore, she can take her pick.

Either support of the war really matters -- in which case, Molly, call out Hillary for the first time in your life; or Molly's just another racist tearing apart African-American women.

Journalist Mark Ames is correct:

In 2004, America's media Establishment cheered Bush's jokes about Iraq's non-existent WMDs. A million people died over that lie, and the dying is nowhere near over. Our ruling class is a basket of f**king degenerates

And that's why the war drags on and is sold and re-sold daily.

And why the Iraqi people continue to suffer.

The following community sites -- plus Jody Watley -- updated:

  • What's internet censorship about? Covering up stories like these

    From WSWS:

    In the US state of West Virginia, a story is unfolding that should be major national and international news. More than 30,000 teachers and public school employees are in the seventh day of their strike, after rejecting a deal reached by the teachers unions and the state's billionaire governor on Tuesday. There is now talk of teachers occupying the capitol building and of a general strike.

    If one want's to know what Internet censorship is about, this is it. The purpose is to aid the corporate media in suppressing coverage of social struggles. When Democrats complain about Russia "sowing divisions" in the United States, it is not Russia they are worried about, but the American working class. Divisions don't need to be "sown"... they exist, and they are beginning to burst into the open.

    While the mainstream media has ignored the West Virginia teachers strike, the WSWS--a main target of the government and corporate censors--is providing non-stop coverage.

    Today we are broadcasting live from Charleston, WV on our Facebook Page. Click here to watch WSWS reporter Zac Corrigan address a mass rally of students and teachers earlier today outside the capitol building.

    Here is a partial list of some of our recent articles on the strike: Full coverage can be found here.

    Help break the censorship of the Internet! Share the video above and these articles as widely as possible with your friends, family and co-workers. The WSWS is calling for all-out support for the teachers in West Virginia. Their strike must be expanded and receive the support of all sections of the working class, in the United States and internationally.

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    Los Angeles, California
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    Delancey Street Foundation, El Camino Room
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    Francis A. Boyle fights to end deaths and rapes

    Francis A. Boyle is an attorney and a professor of international law.  He's also the author of many books including, most recently, United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law.  
    Nikki McGee (WCCU) reports:

    University of Illinois law professor Francis Boyle is Irish, but you won't catch him participating in Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.
    "People are going to die and more women are going to get raped and sexually assaulted, more property is going to get destroyed,” Boyle said. “More kids are going to be taken off to emergency rooms at the hospitals around here."
    Boyle has spent the last 10 years trying to end the Unofficial event, filing complaints to then Governors Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn asking them to end the event.

    Tor is in bed with the feds (Margaret Kimberley)

    Some Tweets from journalist Margaret Kimberley:

    1.   Retweeted
      Number of MSNBC broadcasts in 2017 on Russia: 1,385 Number of MSNBC broadcasts in 2017 on US-backed Saudi war in Yemen: 1
    2. On this date in 1991 the U.S. massacred Iraqi soldiers trying to flee Kuwait. Please read the article so you can see the photo of an Iraqi soldier burned alive while trying to escape. No one in U.S. media would publish it.
    3.   Retweeted
      MONDAY 5 MARCH Join and his audience of experts for our hard-hitting debate on Russia’s forthcoming Presidential Elections
    4.   Retweeted
      Tenants Sue New York City Housing Authority: ‘We Have Let Other People Speak for Us for Too Long’
    5.   Retweeted
      The forgotten concentration camps in South Africa where the British sent black people during the Boer War. A minimum of 20,000 people died.
    6.   Retweeted
      "The Original Cuban Giants." 1902.
    7.   Retweeted
      Autograph seekers and Jackie Robinson of the . He changed the way we talk about race, society, and baseball. Here's Jackie's story
    8.   Retweeted
      The person who committed the biggest election fraud in U.S. History should maybe STFU for a while before calling for WW3 to cover for being such a shitty politician that she lost to a political novice/game show host.
    9. George W. Bush unilaterally withdrew from ABM missile treaty with Russia. It has been down hill ever since. Remember that before you get hysterical about Putin's announcement of new defenses.
    10. This!
    11.   Retweeted
      Sudan has more pyramids than any other country on earth - even more than Egypt
    12. Putin speech in a nutshell. “Don’t f**k with me.”
    13.   Retweeted
      We connect gun culture to the obscenity known as U.S. militarism in this week's update. Read 👉🏿
    14.   Retweeted
      A coalition of anti-war forces is threatening mass protests if Trump holds his $22 million military parade.
    15.   Retweeted
      Hitler knew who Booker T. Washington was and thought black people were weak for allowing white people to lynch them.
    16.   Retweeted
      Queen neocon sheds her human skin, emerging into full lizard form. War with Moscow is next on her agenda.
    17.   Retweeted
      Replying to 
      That, and we need to qualify who "Russians" even are. This was a clickbait factory - post any and every political meme for the sake of generating apolitical ad revenue. Pretending this is purposeful Russian interference for Trump is beyond disingenuous, it's a goddamn lie.
    18. Russians spent $100,000 on facebook ads. Hillary had $1 billion. She should shut up. For real.
    19. So much for encryption. Tor is in bed with the feds.
    20. Einstein was a committed anti-racist. That is why he went to Lincoln U. So of course the FBI attacked him. A reissued book on the subject will be published in May with forewords by and
    21. So the photo I tweeted was colorized. Oh well. Albert Einstein received an honorary degree from Lincoln University, an historically black college in Pennsylvania, in 1946. He also gave a lecture to a small group of students.
    22. Freedom Rider: Why the Shooting Will Continue My take on American gunfire