Feeding The Fire

First the good news….Conrats USA beat North Korea and Mongolia in women’s free-style wrestling to move into the semis….USA will wrestling for the Gold  medal in the 53kg class….GO GIRLS!  Seriously?  BMX cycling….that is about as much a sport as Dressage or Poker…..

Beginning yesterday, 17Aug2016, the news cycle was all about the new guy that Trump has tapped to be his campaign CEO (why does a campaign need a CEO?)……of course the media is all over this analyzing it from every possible angle…..the new guy is a Breibart co-founder (that alone should tell you where this campaign is going)……

Donald Trump has doubled down on Trumpism with the appointment of new campaign CEO Stephen Bannon—and many people, including some who worked with him at Breitbart News, sound pretty worried about where he’s going to take the campaign. One thing is clear: It’s not a move aimed at courting the GOP establishment.

A roundup of coverage:

  • In a lengthy profile of Bannon and Breitbart itself, Vanity Fair’s Ken Stern describes the conservative organization as “Trump before Trump.” He predicts that Bannon’s real goal is “cementing an American nationalist movement,” not securing victory for Trump—and that if the “outraged and xenophobic tone of Breitbart is any guide, we are in for a final three months of the campaign that will put the rest to shame.”
  • “Steve is a fighter. He loves the fight. He loves the scrum,” Andrew Marcus, who directed a documentary on Breitbart, says in a New York Times profile of the 62-year-old former Goldman Sachs banker. Bannon’s past includes a stint in the Navy, a Sarah Palin documentary—and a Seinfeld deal that made him a fortune.
  • Ben Shapiro, who described Breitbart as “Trump’s Pravda” when he quit the organization in March, doesn’t mince his words at the Daily Wire. He calls the “legitimately sinister” Bannon a “vindictive, nasty figure, infamous for verbally abusing supposed friends and threatening enemies”—and a “smarter version of Trump.” He accuses Bannon of, among other things, openly embracing the white supremacist movement.
  • The Daily Beast reports that the “alt right” movement—better known as white supremacists—is rejoicing at the appointment of Bannon.
  • Clinton spokesman Robby Mook slammed the Trump campaign for handing the reins to somebody who “peddles divisive, at times racist, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” Politico reports. He said the move signals that Trump is about to “double down on his most small, nasty, and divisive instincts.”
  • The Hill spoke to Republicans on Capitol Hill and found that many of them are “apoplectic” at the hire. “Breitbart has no credibility outside of the most extreme conservative wing of our party,” one House member says. “This would seem to signal that Trump is ready to go double-barrel against all of Washington, Republicans and Democrats alike.” GOP strategist John Feehery, however, says that while Breitbart is “nuts,” Bannon is somebody who could bring some “much-needed discipline” to Trump’s campaign.
  • Also not a Bannon fan: Glenn Beck. Bannon is “a horrible, despicable human being” and “quite possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics,” he said Wednesday, per RealClearPolitics.

I personally think that this is a bad idea from a political stand…..this will not help him reach out to those people that are still on the fence….that is unless you are one from this demographic or you have a tin foil hat in your closet…..

Call them what you like: conspiracy nuts; tin-foil hat wearers; truthers. However you label them, they’re pretty much in the tank for Donald Trump.

Social media analytics company Demographics Pro scoured social media sites and found that people who spend their time spewing paranoid theories and rants also tend to be Trump supporters. According to the study, which was covered by the Daily Beast, followers of Trump on Twitter are 4.2 times more likely than Hillary Clinton followers to tweet about the New World Order. In addition, almost 40 percent of those tweeting about #NewWorldOrder follow Trump; just 9.3 percent follow Clinton.

Source: Conspiracy Nuts Voting for Trump, Study Finds | Alternet

I do not see this as a winning strategy for someone wanting to be president…..I may be wrong and if I am I still will not apologize…..I like to see a well fought political contest….sad to say this move will mostly likely give Clinton the election….

The Power Of Words!

Please forgive me if I do not comment soon as usual….today I am playing tag with my doctors….always a real joy (sarcasm)……I will get back as soon as possible please bear with me…..

Have you noticed that in the conversation about Islam and such…all the Western experts are named Smith, Jackson, Hightower, Strickland or Rosenbaum?  I guess the more Anglo-Saxon you are the more of an expert you become.

When I was young my grandfather told me there was power in words…that the pen was mightier than the sword…….(not his saying)……but I never knew just how powerful some words were…..(I have been schooled)…..

Since the conventions are in full swing has anyone noticed that the Right wingers have not used the term “Radical Islam” for awhile now?  But I am sure that will change any day now.

For a couple of years most notably since ISIS has been on its barbarous rampage there has been a bunch of mental deficient that are ate up with the term “Radical Islam….it seems that they are more concerned that the president will not use the term (basically because they want him to) and for that reason we cannot defeat a bunch of terrorists.

Personally, I think it is more that without his use of the term then they would have very little to write about…..can you think of any other subject more contentious than the use of terminology?

The recent verbal attacks by the Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump and his supporters on President Barack Obama for avoiding the phrase “radical Islam” in his public pronouncements are simplistic, racially inflammatory — and flatly misinformed.

Settling upon accurate and strategically nuanced terms to describe the post-9/11 enemy is not the product of “political correctness” (contra Trump) or a failure to understand the enemy (contra a much-discussed Atlantic cover story). Nor are objections to using overly broad terms like “Islamic radicalism” limited to Democrats. The Bush administration understood the power of words, too. It concluded that distinctions that may seem small to Christian-American ears make a big difference to the mainstream Muslims we need on our side.

Source: I worked in the CIA under Bush. Obama is right to not say “radical Islam.” – Vox

But never fear (this is for my Right turd readers)…..Donald has a plan (makes about as much sense as any of his other issue solutions)…..to defeat those pesky bastards, ISIS……

Does anyone believe that ISIS can be defeated through terminology?

I guess they do or the terminology would not be such an issue….maybe we should just find some ram horns and blow them at the enemy…..if it can destroy walls then it damn sure should be able to defeat a person or persons, right?

It took simpletons to find the answer to defeating this barbarous group….words!

Who knew?

How Much Do Americans Really Fear ISIS?

Let me start with a congrats to USA women’s soccer they beat New Zealand 2-0…….Iraq men soccer team plays to a draw with Denmark…

I made my tour of blogs today and of course the more Right leaning ones have the same information that have almost everyday……”Muslims Bad”…….only because some mouth breather told them they were…..

If you read some of the more knuckle dragging blogs you will believe that the “bad guys” are marching down Main street or they are converting people along the way or they are secretly invading the government…..most of it is just wishful thinking by old farts and their unfounded biases…..

But with that said….do Americans fear ISIS?  Yes they do…they are terrified of something they know little about……this is a waste of time to try and educate the unwashed masses but what the Hell….someone has to call them on the ignorance.

I read a pretty good piece in the National Interests blog…….

Polling isn’t a useful guide.

The horrific attack in Orlando by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State once again has many Americans on edge and worried about terrorism. Yesterday CIA Director John Brennan amplified those concerns, telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Islamic State remains a dangerous threat “despite all of our progress against ISIL on the battlefield” and that “We judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign…” Referring to the gunman in Orlando, Brennan acknowledged that lone wolf attackers are “an exceptionally challenging issue.”

All that sounds pretty bad. So just how worried is the public about ISIS? Even though the question seems straightforward enough, the answer is more complicated than you probably think.

Source: How Much Do Americans Really Fear ISIS? | The National Interest Blog

Americans will not do their own research….instead they prefer to let politicians and pundits make their minds up for them…..

Maybe if most Americans weren’t too goddamn lazy then they might have a clearer picture of ISIS and their fears.

A perfect example of what I am talking about……

And now thanx to the corporate media the disinformation is greater than Casey would have anticipated….and may I say…..it is working extremely well.

Declaring War on “Islamist Extremism” Is Nonsense

Another attack and another round of fights over terminology……most of it is NOTHING new…most of it should be just re-blogged and save what limited mental facilities that some have…I mean the lack of brain power it takes to say the same thing over and over is just amazing…..

But because there is NOTHING new in the words of the illiterate…..they are becoming a one theme post prodigy…….I need to post this piece written in the the National Interests……BTW not a liberal publication….just in case one wants to start the lame name calling…..it is one of you guys….

What matters is not whether a group is Islamist, but whether it endangers America.

It is news to no one that Congress is filled with cowards.

The Constitution places the power to declare war with the legislative branch. This does not mean simply taking note that the president has bombed or invaded another nation. Congress decides whether there will be a war to fight. Constitutional Convention delegate James Wilson explained: “It will not be in the power of a single man, or a single body of men, to involve us in such distress; for the important power of declaring war is in the legislature at large.”

Source: Declaring War on “Islamist Extremism” Is Nonsense | The National Interest Blog

Arguing and debating over terminology takes valuable time and thought away from eliminating the culprit….but then if we do that then these one trick ponies will have NOTHING to write about…now would they?

It’s All Those Chemtrails

My last post of the day is from the mentally challenged fringe……I usually read something absurd from this group…..and then I see something so out there that I have to chuckle…..

I use to have a section entitled “Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon” here on IST….it was posts of some of the dumbest and pathetic stuff the Right wing has to say about events……I have retired that section but from time to time I must post on the stupid moronic ramblings of mental midgets……

Awhile back…….. I read a piece about the poisoning of our society by the chemtrails that jets leave behind as they go about their daily transportation duties….I read and read it and read it…..the best I can do is ask….WTF are these twats talking about?

I bring this up because with the passing of Prince I read another report on this situation….this one from Alex Jones and his comedy site called Infowars……

“The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois, but he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay,” TMZ reported April 21. “His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.”

A mysterious illness has been spreading across the U.S., coinciding with massive chemtrail spraying – and it’s possible the two are linked.

Personally, I think anyone that takes Jones seriously is just beyond brain dead…..he has a damn conspiracy on just about everything that happens in the news…..

BTW, speaking of brain dead……it appears the an avid supporter of Huckabee has his sights set on the chemtrail thing….Chuck Norris……

Chuck Norris, the actor and conservative activist, is very upset that no one is taking his warnings about chemtrails seriously.

The chemtrail conspiracy theory is centered around the bogus claim that the vapor trails behind airplanes are actually chemical agents used by the government or other actors to control the weather and the population.

In a column for the conspiracy theory warehouse WorldNetDaily titled “Sky Criminals,” Norris demands that more people join him in asking questions about the “covert chemtrailing” that “is taking place in the skies above us and unbeknownst to us.”

Country legend Merle Haggard, who died of a lung infection (double pneumonia) on April 6, sang in his song, “What I hate”: “What I hate is looking up and seeing chemtrails in a clear blue sky today.”

Several months ago, I wrote a column titled, “Why are geo-engineering researchers being stonewalled?” In it, I gave an array of evidence from scientists that geoengineering and, specifically, covert chemtrailing is taking place in the skies above us and unbeknownst to us.

Over the past 13 years since the study, does anyone think it’s possible that such mass vaccinations or immunizations have occurred by air in trial locations in the U.S.?

How many plane-dropping chemical cocktails have already been sprayed around the world in the name of securing public health?

When the heads of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention publicly sound the alarm that the Zika virus is “scarier than we initially thought” and the mosquito transmission ranges have increased from 12 states to 30 in just weeks, does anyone think there’s discussion of the NCBI 2003 study?

Whatever the intent or justification, and whether or not the purpose is for mass vaccinations or some other devious plot, if you don’t believe there’s some smoke-screening in the sky trails above you, I have a London Bridge to sell you in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

It’s time again to wake up, America. I’m not Shakespeare, but something is definitely rotten in the state of Denmark.

Or as another music legend, Prince, who just passed away this past week, sang in his song, “Dreamer”: “While the helicopter circles us, this theory’s getting’ deep, Think they’re spraying chemicals over the city while we sleep? From now on I’m staying’ awake, you can call me a dreamer too, wake up, wake up.” – See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/chuck-norris-gets-behind-chemtrails-conspiracy-theory#sthash.5vNVRoiv.dpuf

I think that Chuck’s bad knees go all the way to his head……I thought he was an idiot when he went on the road for Huckabee back in 2008……now I am positive that he is insane.

I by NO means support this out there theory……I just cannot pass up the wild eyed bullsh*t these types try to pass off as fact…..
If this is what it takes to get people interested in my site then I will have to pass……I prefer rational and logical discourse……I will leave this type of moronic ramblings to the mentally challenged…..you know who they are…the ones that constantly use terms like political correct or apologist or whatever term is en vogue as an off handed insult.

Who Will It Be Next Month?

You know there is a sickness going around these days, especially with the election looming large…..right now it is those darn pesky refugees that may come to this country…..not long ago it was all those “illegals” streaming across the borders and before that it was all those damn black people that are demanding some sort of justice……

It appears that if you are Muslims….you can do no right or if you are a Hispanic….you too can do no right and then there are those #BlackLivesMatter people….they can do no right……

The news that some get is NEVER checked…..if it follows their perceived threat then it is gospel……like that half witted twat….Pam Geller……she tweeted this out the other day……

“Religion of Peace? Devout Muslim Disrupts Memorial, Screams Jew-Hatred Slogans, Incites to Violence

Her site had this to say…if you do not want to click on it…..

Evil to the bone. Muslims so seethe with hatred they cannot let a moment of grief for the victims of jihad to pass without incident or agitation. No humanity, no respect. Bloodshed evokes more bloodlust.

The bodies are not yet buried. This incident took place at a memorial for the victims of the unspeakable jihad attacks in Brussels. Trying to incite the crowd against the Jews, a devout Muslim runs into the center of the memorial, stamping on the flowers for the dead and screams “Palestine,” the rallying cry for jihadis and Jew haters everyone.

He was booed and removed but for those Muslims and Jew haters in the crowd — this is just the beginning (and they know it, support it).

But if you go beyond her HATE filled corner of the cesspool this is the report on that situation……

Belgian riot police clashed Sunday with hundreds of right-wing hooligans at a temporary shrine honoring victims of the Brussels suicide bombings, as investigators launched fresh anti-terror raids, taking four more people into custody, the AP reports. Police used water cannons when scuffles broke out in front of the Bourse, which has become a symbolic rallying point for people to pay their respects to those who died in Tuesday’s attacks. Black-clad men carrying an anti-ISIS banner trampled parts of the shrine, shouting Nazi slogans. Ten were arrested and two police officers were injured. Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur expressed his disgust, with Belgium still in mourning over the attacks that killed at least 31 people.

“We had 340 hooligans from different football clubs who came to Brussels and we knew for sure that they would create some trouble,” Police Commissioner Christian De Coninck said. “It was a very difficult police operation because lots of families with kids were here.” People trying to pay their respects were also dismayed. “It was important for us to be here symbolically,” said a 35-year-old comedian. But, she added, “there were lots of men who were here and doing the Nazi salute, shouting ‘death to Arabs,’ and so we weren’t able to get through.” Federal prosecutors, meanwhile, said Sunday morning’s raids were linked to a “federal case regarding terrorism,” but they didn’t specify whether it had any links to the March 22 attack.

Americans seem to forget that most of us are descended from……wait for it…..IMMIGRANTS.

But I guess if you predict doom and gloom that you will eventually be correct and then you can proclaim yourself off as some sort of modern day Nostradamus….for that is what so many search for…..not truth but rather notoriety…..

My question remains…..who will it be next month?

I Love The “Deep Thinkers” On The Right

Unfortunately these days one can make up a conspiracy about anything and it will fly, at least on some blogs…..but this election has even normally rational people thinking the most outlandish situations……I mean really?  Indoctrination camps?  Or maybe those secret terrorists hiding in political rallies?  And the pathetic lists go on and on and on and……….

I found a few of the week’s most idiotic babbling by those insects on the Right…..list compiled by Right wing Watch……

While callstoleaveAmerica in response to the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision were not very successful, at least one former Republican congressman now thinks it may be time to flee the country if Clinton is elected president.

Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican who served two nonconsecutive terms in the House before losing a primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, told “Trunews” host Rick Wiles and gun activist Larry Pratt this week that he may move to Panama, fearing that a Clinton presidency would open the U.S. up to deadly attacks.

Really I will chip in for the ticket if it will mean losing one more Tea Party mental “giant”……

Glenn Beck has told his viewers for years that a massive economic collapse is imminent and that they should buy gold and silver, preferably from the shady businesses advertising on his show, to prepare for the economic breakdown.

The right-wing pundit once again predicted an economic unraveling this week, saying that “an economic collapse of biblical proportions is coming to the West.” Beck, like any good doomsday prophet, neglected to say how or when such a collapse would occur. But if and when it does take place, Beck will say he was right all along.

There is a reliable source…..I believe he predicts this type a thing every week……well he will be right ….eventually….then God help us.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign tapped anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists Frank Gaffney and Clare Lopez, both with the Center for Security Policy, to advise the Texas Republican on national security issues.

Perhaps now Cruz will address what Gaffney and Lopez believe is the very real prospect of a violent insurrection led by activists with Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street and the Muslim Brotherhood.

I am sure that there is someone reading this screamin’….YES!  YES!  YES!  But sports fans…it is pure4 bullsh*t!

As usual there will be one, possibly more, religious types that are predicting doom and gloom about prayer…..

Televangelist Jim Bakker is very upset about the War on Christmas and the supposed persecution of Christians in America.

Indeed, not only did Bakker this week equate alleged anti-Christian sentiment in the U.S. to the violent oppression of Christians in parts of the Mideast, but he also predicted that the U.S. government will “mow down” Christians who dare to pray at graduation ceremonies.

Seriously?  Is there any sane religious types left?  Or are we left with the babbling buffoons of Babylon?

Stick around….I am positive that these are not the last we will hear from these mental midgets……