Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Who picked her BBQ?


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TURNS OUT CRANKY CLINTON COULDN'T EVEN FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GO FOR BBQ:


First of all, it’s in Charlotte (see above). And it’s not just that Queen City barbecue is something less than great. The problem is that when many North Carolinians hear “Charlotte,” they think of big business, “gentlemen’s clubs,” and traffic jams. Moreover, there’s a generalized suspicion that Charlotteans regard the rest of us as – well, as a basket of deplorables. This suspicion is fed by comments like one from a reader who wrote the Observer to say that “Charlotte has always suffered from an image problem, and it will only change when people separate ‘North Carolina’ and ‘Charlotte’ in their minds.”
So, for starters, Hillary ate her barbecue in the wrong town. Moreover, she ate it at a trendy place in a trendy neighborhood, with an “executive chef” named Matt, a place that gives its bar equal billing with its barbecue, with a menu offering not just pork barbecue, but also barbecued ribs, brisket, burnt ends, prime rib, ground chuck, sausage, chicken, and salmon, served with your choice of sauces: “eastern North Carolina vinegar,” “South Carolina mustard,” a Kansas City-style “Midwood signature,” and “spicy habañero.”

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article119551983.html#storylink=cpy


THESE REPORTERS WERE UNABLE TO REACH CRANKY CLINTON FOR A COMMENT BECAUSE SHE WAS IN A MEETING WITH JILL STEIN EXPLAINING WHY SHE NEEDED A COUPLE OF MILLION TO QUESTION THE RESULTS OF HER 1965 CLASS PRESIDENT ELECTION (CRANKY LOST).

INSTEAD, WE SPOKE WITH THE BIG DAWG WHO SAID, "IF YOU THINK HER BBQ PICKS WERE EMBARRASSING, TRY LIVING WITH HER IN ARKANSAS WHEN SHE WENT AROUND WITH THAT SNOOTY, KNOW IT ALL 'TUDE.  IF NOTHING ELSE, IT HELPED ME WITH THE LADIES, THEY ALL HATED HER."


FROM THE TCI WIRE:


VOCM explained yesterday, "Kay Kennedy has confirmed for VOCM News that her son, Michael, was released today.  Kennedy told VOCM that her son would not leave others he was travelling with when they were arrested for visa infractions, even though his visa had not expired."  Colin Farrell (TELEGRAM) added:


 “He called me and he said, ‘Mom, I’ve been released. I’m good, I’m in good health and I’ll be home for Christmas.’”
She explained that her son had been travelling as part of a group when they were arrested.
“The five guys he was travelling with, three Americans and two Germans, their visas were expired,” she explained. “So it was a visa violation, Michael’s visa was not expired. It didn’t expire till January.”
Kennedy explained her son was given an option to go free or stay with the group.
“He turned around and said, the option for me, I am going to stay with my buddies, I am not abandoning them.”


The KRG is standing by their decision to arrest Michael. Murray Brewster (CBC) reports:

But Kurdish authorities, while not disputing the account, say Kennedy's side-trip into Syria was a serious violation that warranted his detention.
"He is arrested because he came from Syria and crossed [the] Iraq and [Kurdish Regional Government] borders illegally [at] Shingal," Dindar Zebari, the assistant head of foreign relations in the semi-autonomous region, told CBC News on Tuesday.

Zebari said Kennedy had been dealt with under Iraqi law.


And the five others that were arrested as well?  Garrett Barry (CBC) reports, "Though the other fighters have yet to be released, Kay Kennedy says their governments -- Germany and the United States -- have begun to work on the file."

I hope those in the United States realize how much they owe Kay Kennedy.


Three Americans.


Being held by the KRG.

And where's the focus on that in the US?


The US State Dept should be working to secure their release.

But at yesterday's State Dept press briefing, no one asked spokesperson Mark Toner about it.

No one said one damn word.

About that.

Please be clear, Matt Lee had his usual b.s. questions and "chest thumping" derision of the government of Iran.  And he had lots of questions about what Trump will do.

Donald Trump has not been sworn in as president.

I wish Toner would stop indulging this crap.  Or is he, in fact, encouraging it -- will more embarrassing e-mails for Matt Lee turn out that explain he is yet again coordinating with the State Dept to figure out what topics and questions to emphasize ahead of time in order to assit the current administration?

There was time for that nonsense from the Matt Lee State Dept Press Corps.

There a bunch of men and few women who want to be men (or, in Elise's case, sleep with the Secretary of State).

They're not people that anyone should take pride in.

Yesterday, they couldn't ask about three Americans being held in Iraq.

They did find time to mock teachers.



QUESTION: Let me just add one more question.

MR TONER: Sure.

QUESTION: I met today with this Palestinian teacher. She won the best teacher award in the world and she’s in town. She actually has a very creative program --

MR TONER: Did she really win the best teacher of the – in the world award? Is that right?

QUESTION: In the world. Yeah, she --

QUESTION: She gets a mug. It says “World’s -- ” (Laughter.)

QUESTION: She has – oh, yeah, she did. Last year --

MR TONER: No, that’s amazing, actually.

QUESTION: -- it was an American teacher, this year it’s a Palestinian teacher.

MR TONER: World’s Greatest – well, okay.

QUESTION: And she has a creative program where she teaches kids to reject violence and so on and all these things. But – and she said – she told me that at one point you guys talked – or the State Department, someone, wanted to invite her over, and then – and they – like they did not disinvite her, but they stopped the process. Are you aware of that? Would you like to see someone like this come and visit with people and --

MR TONER: I apologize. So we’re talking about a different person now. This is not the individual that was just denied entry.

QUESTION: No, no. She was not – she’s here, actually.

MR TONER: She’s here.

QUESTION: She was not denied --


MR TONER: I’m not aware of this case, so we’ll look into it. I promise.



Oh, how funny it was to them.

I guess if I were nothing but a cheap whore who presented the administration's views and opinions as factual events, if I were that much of a liar and coward, I wouldn't like teachers either.

Because good teachers instill ethics and honesty.

Good teachers bust their asses doing actual work -- unlike the Matt Lee fluffers covering the State Dept.

Good teachers make a good difference.

Unlike the Matt Lees who pave the way for war by unquestioningly repeating lies over and over.

They think teachers are something to laugh at?


Have they looked in the mirror?



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Forget 2016, Clinton's focused on the 1965 election

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TIME MAGAZINE HAS DECLARED DONALD TRUMP THE PERSON OF 2016.

REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY CLINTON EXPLAINED SHE COULDN'T SPEAK LONG.

"I'VE GOT RECOUNT FEVER, DON'T YOU KNOW?  I'M BUSY NOW CONTESTING THE RESULTS OF THE MAIN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL ELECTION.  I'M DEMANDING A FULL RECOUNT.  YOU THINK I WAS ROBBED THIS YEAR?  IN 1965, I RAN FOR CLASS PRESIDENT AND LOST THAT!  I'M NO ONE'S DOORMAT.  CRANKY CLINTON IS DEMANDING A FULL RECOUNT OF THAT 1965 ELECTION!"


AT HER TWITTER FEED, FAILED ACTRESS AND SUCCESSFUL FOOL DEBRA MESSING TWEETED IN RESPONSE, "YOU GO, GIRL!  WE ARE WITH YOU!"

FROM THE TCI WIRE:



And then there's Mosul.

On day 51 of the operation to liberate or 'liberate' Mosul, the slog continues.

And, please remember, the Islamic State took the city in June of 2014.

Only 51 days ago did the Iraqi government begin trying to move the Islamic State out.

Turns out the government of Iran was more strategic on the Mosul battle plan than the Iraqi government (or the US government) according to REUTERS.


How sad that something as basic as circling the city couldn't come to Hayder's mind (or his generals) during all this time.

How embarrassing for admirers of the Iraqi government that Iran was able to solve what Iraq could not.

More to the point, how embarrassing that even success in Mosul would mean so little.  Saad Aldouri (ANADOLU AGENCY) offers:


The campaign to liberate Mosul has seen an unprecedented coalition of military and paramilitary forces come together to fight ISIS [. . .], but so far this level of cooperation has not been reflected politically.
Without a comprehensive political settlement agreed upon by all invested political factions, any post-[Islamic State] setting in Iraq would be left extremely vulnerable to failure, which could bring catastrophic consequences with it.
The Iraqi government faces several challenges in setting aside vying political ambitions among competing interest groups involved in the fight against [Islamic State].
The early signs are that little progress has been made on this front, with high-profile Kurdish, Shia and Sunni leaders making contradictory statements on what governance structures and arrangements should be put in place.
If a sustainable victory against [Islamic State] is to be achieved, a political agreement over a roadmap for state re-building and reconciliation must be reached in the near future. Any long-lasting future solution must address fundamental issues to encourage greater social and economic inclusion among Iraq’s local populations.
And the above is accurate and true.
Where is that political solution?
Remember?
It's the one US President Barack Obama insisted June 19, 2014 was the only solution for Iraq.
And nothing's been done on it.


 But the White House continues to supply the government of Iraq with US troops and with weapons.


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Friday, December 02, 2016

Wisconsin recount does not satisfy bitter Debra Messing

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THE WISCONSIN RECOUNT IS SAID TO BE OVER AND CRANKY CLINTON BELIEVES EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE IT'S BEING REPORTED SHE RECEIVED A VOTE -- ONE MORE VOTE THAN SHE HAD OFFICIALLY BEEN CREDITED WITH.

THANK GOODNESS FOR THE RECOUNT!!!

BITTER AND FAILED ACTRESS DEBRA MESSING IS NOT GIVING UP -- AT LEAST NOT WITH BLAMING VOTERS FOR HER CANDIDATE BEING SUCH A LOSER:


Yes, you can blame millennials for Hillary Clinton’s loss



SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MILLENNIALS, WE BLAME YOU TOO DEBRA MESSING -- FOR BEING SUCH AN UNINFORMED IDIOT.


FROM THE TCI WIRE:




Starting in the United Kingdom,  Jessica Elgot and Heather Stweart (GUARDIAN) report:


Labour MPs turned out in force on Wednesday to help defeat a parliamentary motion calling for Tony Blair to be held to account for allegedly misleading parliament over the Iraq war by 439 votes to 70, after a sometimes angry debate.
The motion, tabled by the Scottish National party’s foreign affairs spokesman, Alex Salmond, was backed by MPs from six other parties, and called for parliamentary committees to investigate and take appropriate action against the former prime minister.



Some reaction on Twitter:


Millions of people know that Tony Blair deceived Parliament and the country about Iraq, MPs as usual think they know better.










Any decent person knows Tony Blair and his devotees did wrong with Iraq. Labour MPs needs to stop defending the indefensible.








Here's the damning evidence from leading academic based on that makes the case that Blair misled on









And there's a larger message as well.



Defending Blair over Iraq is not going to persuade exLabour voters to return to the fold. Today's vote greatly harms their election chances









Labour has fallen from power and lost repeatedly.


The Iraq War is not forgotten.

As we've been documenting since months before Gordon Brown was toppled, voters want Labour to distance themselves from Tony Blair.  (Rebecca even wrote about her being consulted on that as a personal favor.)

They won't pull the trigger already and they continue to suffer.

They can try to wait this out and might be successful but they could easily return to power immediately if they would disown Tony Blair.


That has US implications as well.

In 2008, after admitting that the Iraq War was a "mistake" (finally admitting), Hillary Clinton (War Hawk supporter of the Iraq War) still lost the Democratic Party primary to Barack Obama who campaigned for the presidential nomination by (falsely) insisting he was always against the Iraq War.

But somehow, in 2016, idiots thought this would be forgotten.

Despite the fact that Libya proved just how War Hawk she really was.

Despite the reality that she can never be wrong in her mind so she took to adding to her 'mistake' claim that her mistake was trusting Bully Boy Bush would put the right number of troops on the ground.

So she walked back her 2008 'mistake' to insist that it wasn't a mistake to support the illegal war on the grounds of WMD that were not there, it was just a mistake for her to think that Bully Boy Bush would put X number of troops on the ground.

Whether Donald Trump was against the Iraq War before it started or months or years later, the reality for many Americans was that Hillary wasn't really against the Iraq War despite her dubbing it a 'mistake' -- that yet again, she'd say anything to get what she wanted.



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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cranky Clinton's found a gal she can love

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AFTER FAILING TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP -- THE CANDIDATE THE PRESS SWORE A PET ROCK COULD BEAT IN ANY RACE -- CRANKY CLINTON JUST CAN'T SEEM TO LEAVE PUBLIC LIFE.

WHETHER DANGLING FROM A MEAT HOOK OR YET AGAIN HITTING THE HIKING TRAIL -- WHERE SHE ALSO LEADS IN THE POPULAR VOTE -- SHE'S ALL OVER THE NEWS.

AND MOST RECENTLY, AT A UNICEF GALA WHERE -- SHOCK OF ALL SHOCKERS -- SHE WAS BACK TO WEARING HEAVY MAKE UP AND, CHRIST, SHE'S EVEN COMBED HER HAIR.

WHILE A THOUSAND AND ONE TWITTER ACCOUNTS AND WOMEN'S MAGAZINES WENT SILENT IN DISGUST -- HAVING APPLAUDED HER 'TRIUMPH' AT THE CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND AS A BRAVE NEW LOOK WHAT WITH THE NO MAKE UP AND UNPLUCKED CHIN HAIRS -- CRANKY CLINTON SPOKE WITH THESE REPORTERS.

IN SONG.

CRANKY: "COZ CRANKY'S IN LOVE . . . CRANKY'S IN LOVE . . . CRANKY'S IN LOVE . . . WITH ME!"

YES, WITH HER LOOKS AND ATTITUDE, SELF-LOVE IS THE BEST OPTION.





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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    Hillary has a new job


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    CRANKY CLINTON WAS SPOTTED IN RHODE ISLAND AS SHE CONTINUES HER NEW CAREER AS A STAND-IN FOR CARMEN SANDIEGO.

    REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY EXPLAINED, "AT MY AGE AND WITH MY EXPERIENCE, MY PROSPECTS WERE SURPRISINGLY LIMITED.  IT WAS THIS OR WHERE'S WALDO?"


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    The slog that never ends.


    It's now 36 days since the operation began.

    And still it continues.


    As do the War Crimes.



    Iraqi army crimes عاجل الحشد الشيعي يعذب بوحشية المدنيون السنه النازحين من اين الاعلام من هذا الاجرام بحقنا بالعراق








    As we noted yesterday, Hayder al-Abadi went on state media Monday morning to denounce the press and human rights organizations for telling the truth.


    He doesn't want to stop the War Crimes.


    He just wants to stop the coverage of the War Crimes.

    Some very kind and strong people who care about Iraq have had faith that Hayder would change things.  I have had exchanges with them where I disagreed.

    I hope now they're beginning to grasp that (a) Hayder's no different from Nouri al-Maliki and (b) when vengeful people are put in a position with no checks or balances, they only become worse.

    James Cogan (WSWS) reports:


          
    The US-directed offensive to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding towns and villages from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has entered its fifth week.
    The assault involves an increasingly antagonistic collection of armed forces, including some 30,000 Iraqi Army troops, 15,000 peshmerga soldiers of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), thousands of anti-ISIS Sunni Arab and Christian fighters, Turkish Army-backed Turkomen militias, and as many as 20,000 to 30,000 Shiite militia members loyal to the fundamentalist political parties that dominate the US-backed government in Baghdad.
    The Shiite militias, known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), are seeking to capture the predominantly ethnic Turkomen city of Tal Afar, 60 kilometres to the west of Mosul, near the border with Syria, and cut off escape routes for ISIS forces to its Syrian capital of Raqqa. The PMF captured Tal Afar airport on November 16. In the past 24 hours, it has claimed that its fighters are on the verge of fully surrounding the city.
    The Turkish government, which proclaims itself the defender of Turkomen Iraqis, has repeated its threats to invade Iraq and attack the largely Arab Shiite militias if they “cause terror” in Tal Afar. In operations against ISIS in the western Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, the PMF were accused of sectarian killings and abuses against Sunni civilians. To try to placate Turkey, Iraqi Army units have been dispatched to ostensibly lead any assault on Tal Afar.
    In Mosul, Iraqi government special forces claim they are slowly “clearing” ISIS fighters from the eastern suburbs, in the face of fierce resistance, and are eight kilometres from the city centre. Northern Mosul is sealed off by Kurdish pershmerga. To the south, the Iraqi Army has advanced to within 20 kilometres. The vast bulk of the city, however, is still firmly under ISIS control.
    The US military has admitted that hundreds of American personnel are on the ground and involved in the combat. British and Australian troops are also reported to be fighting alongside Iraqi units.

    US Army spokesperson Colonel John Dorrian told journalists last week that US Green Berets and other special forces personnel were “in the thick of a very tough battle.” Dorrian stated: “There’s no question that US advisors are in harms’ way... It’s not our role to take terrain or close with the enemy, but as the Iraqis move, if they need us, we’ll go where they need us.”


    US troops are in combat.

    That's the reality.

    It's the reality the Hannah Allems have chosen to ignore until after Donald Trump is sworn in.

    Then those useless 'reporters' will suddenly discover US troops are still in combat in Iraq.

    And they will be outraged.

    Outraged.



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    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Bill mourns Hillary's loss

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    FOLLOWING THE ELECTION, BILL CLINTON NEEDED TO SEEK SOME RELEASE.


    Is the Clinton foundation paying for the back rub. Let your imagination do the talking. 😬



    REACHED FOR COMMENT CRANKY CLINTON SAID SHE'D BEEN DEALING WITH "BIMBO ERUPTIONS" FOR YEARS AND THAT, LIKE HERPES, THERE IS NO CURE.


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:



    A state of emergency has been declared in Baghdad, Hit and Haditha as attacks from the Islamic State are anticipated.

    This follows the bombing of a wedding late  yesterday.  BBC NEWS notes the bombing took place in Ameriyat al-Falluja and that it left at least 17 people dead in this area of south of Falluja where locals "have joined a Sunni tribal militia which has been fighting IS [the Islamic State]."



    Aftermath of attack targeting a wedding in Amryat Al smood in Al anbar province tonight , 15 killed and tens of wounded civilians.
     






    Alsumaria reminds  Falluja witnessed 2 car bombings on Monday which left 9 dead and twenty-six people injured.  AL JAZEERA updates the death toll from the wedding bombing today to 40 dead with sixty more injured.  BBC also points out, "In June, Iraqi forces declared Falluja 'fully liberated' from IS after more than a month of heavy fighting."  Earlier this week a member of Anbar's Provincial Council spoke with AL MADA newspaper about the situation in Falluja, noting that residents are returning daily but that provision of goods and services had yet to reach a sustainable level.


    Which brings us to the slog that is liberating or 'liberating' Mosul -- now on day 32.  AP reveals, "As the operation to retake Mosul enters its second month on Thursday, Iraqi forces are preparing for prolonged, grueling urban combat. "



    Iraqi forces recapture key air base near from






    Of that effort, Wael Grace (AL MADA) reports that a decision was made on priorities -- taking the airport or protecting the people.  The airport won out.  Military leadership decided that the airport was more important to ensure air cover.

    How this makes sense, no one stops to ask.

    The Islamic State -- whose highest estimated number in Iraq has been 30,000 -- has no helicopters, has no airplanes.  They do have drones.  But you don't need an airport to handle drones.

    Most likely, the airport won out because (a) the lives of civilians are of so very little importance to the government of Iraq (Mosul was seized by the Islamic State in June of 2014 and only now, as the year 2016 ends, does the government send in fighters) and (b) with all the desertions in the military taking place during this operation they needed a big (and easy) step that would result in headlines and conceal what a sorry and unsuccessful operation this has been thus far.

    While the Islamic State has no war planes, ALL IRAQ NEWS notes that Iraq received four more F-16s from the US.


    AFP's W.G. Dunlop Tweets:



    Battle for Iraq's Mosul far from over but PM & Kurds already publicly at odds on post-Mosul territorial control






    As the slog continues, there is great rejoicing that the Iraqi forces have taken a piece of Tal Afar.

    ALL IRAQ NEWS notes that announcement and includes a photo.  Examining the photo of empty space all around, one wonders exactly what was re-taken (a vacant lot)?





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