Saturday, April 28, 2018

8 years have gone missing! Beware the Time Travelers!

Don't mean to alarm you, but eight years have gone missing.

They've just vanished.

It's like LOOPER but with no sign of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The years 2009 through 2016 have been disappeared from the timeline.

The Faith Popcorn of the 21st century, Lauren Sandler reports on Iraq.  Or writes about it.  Or pretends to write about it.  She doesn't really understand what she's writing about -- not even the Amnesty International report.

But what's most interesting about her typing for HUFFINGTON POST on Iraq -- or maybe near Iraq -- is the revelation that the years 2009 through 2016 have vanished.

2009 is gone.

2010 is gone.

2011 and 2012!

So is 2013.

2014 and 2015 have gone into a black hole as well.

Even 2016 is missing.

How did that happen?

She tells us that Bully Boy Bush made life bad for Iraqi women.  And she knows that Trump will make it even worse.

Where are the years 2009 through 2016?

Why are they not included?

What could be the reason for their omission?

Oh, right, Barack was president.

I'm sick of all the bulls**t from all the liars.

Barack did great damage to Iraq, admit it or just admit you're a whore.

In 2010, did Nouri win re-election in the March elections?

No, he did not.

Iraqiya won.  And for eight months, Nouri al-Maliki refused to step down and make way for Ayad Allawi.  Instead of backing the people's choice, the US government stood with thug Nouri.  They rewarded him by negotiating a contract -- The Erbil Agreement -- that overturned the will of the Iraqi people.

The message this sent about voting?

Many people have long noted that -- we've certainly noted it here.

But we're the only American site that's ever bothered to note how this effected Iraqi women.

Lauren can't because she's a whore who is using Iraqi women as a prop to play partisan politics.

Iraqiya wasn't just inclusive in terms of sects and religions, it was also inclusive in term of gender.

Maysoon Al-Damlouji was the most high profile woman in 2010.  In fact, her profile in 2010 is still the highest public profile any Iraqi woman has had since 2003.  Not even Hero Talabani, deceiving the country with her insistence that her husband Jalal Talabani could speak and move (following his stroke that sidelined him for over a year and a half), came close. 

Maysoon was the spokesperson for Iraqiya and she was popular and a vote getter.  She was a signal of a national Iraq that everyone could be part of.

The 2010 election results were overturned by Barack.

If Lauren were truly concerned about Iraqi women, she might have touched on that.

Or she might have noted that once Nouri was installed by Barack for that second term, ISIS rose and that was because of Nouri's persecution of Sunnis.  This persecution included Sunni girls and women being beaten and raped in jails and prisons. 

She might also address Hillary Clinton's refusal to include Iraqi women in her speech on women around the globe -- even though one of her closest friends begged her to do so.  She covered pretty much every country in that speech -- except Iraq. 

That's just some of what Iraqi women faced when Barack was president.

There's the promise they made -- and the money they took -- to improve women's lives.  Money that was taken from We The People -- handed over by the Congress -- but never made it to Iraq to help women.  Brooke Darby was the one delivering the promises to Congress but Hillary was her boss.

How about when Barack got called to the carpet by two US senators -- both women -- over his nomination of Brett McGurk for US Ambassador to Iraq.  The women rightly pointed out -- as we had here for weeks -- that Iraqi women couldn't go to the US Embassy if Brett were ambassador.  He'd been in Baghdad earlier.  A married man.  A married man who cheated on his wife in Baghdad.  That he'd married his mistress didn't change his actions -- and his actions were news to Iraqis.  Had he been made ambassador, any woman going into the US embassy would be accused of infidelity.

There are so many ways that Barack hurt women.  Including refusing to ever nominated a woman to be the ambassador to Iraq.

But Lauren can't find any of those incidents because she's disappeared eight years to make a partisan attack.

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    David Sirota weighs in on Joy Reid's lies

    Some Tweets from David Sirota:

    Statement: “A media person blatantly lying to cover something up wouldn’t be a good thing.” Reaction in real world: “Yeah that’s probably true.” Reaction in Political/Media Twitter: “You’re clearly a horrible person for saying that.”

    1. Twitter has become a place where thoughts that are boringly normal in real life — like, for instance, it’s bad to lie to cover stuff up - are now regularly depicted as outrageously evil opinions that must be vilified if they dare offend people’s favorite media/political folk
    2. So let me get this straight: an MSNBC host wrote homophobic stuff not that long ago, and then offered up an unsubstantiated and dubious “hacking” defense, and this has now prompted an outpouring of effusive statements about how she’s a great hero. Umm...WTF is going on?
    3. In an alternate universe, there’s a Twitter where people get as mad about economic inequality as they do about criticism of their favorite cable TV host.

    1. One theory: this kind of common sense thinking actually IS NOT controversial in the real world, but it is a controversial view in the corners of Twitter dominated by media folk & hardcore political partisans who have a professional & ideological stake in the situation.
    2. I'm not a fan of Joy Reid, but I understand how if she changed her views & apologized for them, many folks forgive that. However, if she fabricated the story about hacking to try to absolve herself, I don't see how anyone is cool with that. Why is this such a controversial view?

    1. This is pundit-speak for "please keep booking me on TV."
    2. Hypothesis: when the highest-profile anti-Trump media organization continues to proudly employ people (Joy Reid, Brian Williams) who appear to spin wildly dishonest tales, maybe that ends up helping Trump label his leading media critics as fake news.
    3. I truly think Joy Reid's "hacking" claims deserve to be dispassionately considered. What's troubling tho is the instantaneous defense of her among media elites, even as the facts of her allegations are being called into question:
    4. I was at the dinner last nite. It was a room full of good people trying under tough circumstances to preserve journalism & media credibility in one of the fastest growing cities. When the media industry so publicly defends potential lying, it hurts those efforts.
    5. It is possible to believe people A) can be forgiven for their statements/beliefs in the past B) should not be forgiven for lying about those statements/beliefs in the present. These two principles are not in conflict with each other.
    6. This kind of response is an attempt to pretend the issue isn't about lying. At issue is both the posts & the potential lying about "hacking." The potential lying is a huge issue - trying to pretend that's not an issue is, unto itself, yet more dishonesty.
    7. Left unsaid in the Joy Reid crap: when high-profile media folk appear to blatantly lie & then their media buddies publicly defend them, it fuels overall distrust of media, which makes it harder for honest workaday journalists to be viewed as credible, do their jobs & have impact.
    8. There is no form of class solidarity more powerful than the solidarity between a TV host and a pundit desperate to be booked for some airtime.
    9. Imagine if pundits mobilized as forcefully for universal health care or tougher Wall Street regulations as they have mobilized to defend Joy Reid.