CRANKY CLINTON'S PRESUMED NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS CHANGED THE WORLD FOR GIRLS.
AT A DAY CARE THIS MORNING, THESE REPORTERS TESTED THE PREMISE.
8 YEAR OLD SABRINA READILY AGREED THINGS HAD CHANGED, "LIKE THAT AWFUL WENDY, SEE HER OVER THERE IN THE RED JUMPER, WELL SHE'S BEEN TRYING TO FLIRT WITH DAVEY AND DAVEY IS MINE. NOW THAT CLINTON MAY BE THE NOMINEE, I KNOW IT'S MY RIGHT TO TRASH WENDY AND CALL HER A LIAR AND A LOUNGE SINGER AND INSIST THAT ANY CLAIMS DAVEY KISSED HER ARE JUST PART OF A VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY."
6 YEAR OLD WANDA ALSO FELT THE WORLD HAD CHANGED, "I KNOW NOW I DON'T HAVE TO SETTLE DISAGREEMENTS WITH WORDS. I JUST NEED TO BOMB PEOPLE WHO I DON'T LIKE. I ASKED MY DADDY LAST NIGHT TO BUILD ME A DRONE."
AND 8 YEAR OLD LEA ANN INSISTED, "THANKS TO HER [CLINTON], I REALIZE THAT ONLY AMERICAN GIRLS AND WOMEN -- SPECIFICALLY WHITE -- MATTER. WE CAN BOMB WOMEN OF COLOR ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NEVER APOLOGIZE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT AS GOOD AS US. STINKY FOREIGNERS."
FROM THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The big news in Iraq today was the protest in Baghdad.
And you know it was huge because the western media refused to report on it.
ALSUMARIA reports that the demonstrators called for an end to corruption and demanded a government of technocrats, one free of political parties.
The huge crowd pictured in the photo ALSUMARIA published demonstrates that even Haider al-Abadi's efforts to cut off the roads and bridges to Baghdad could not stop today's huge turnout in Tahrir Square. Those rallying are said to be followers of Shi'ite cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr. On Arabic social media, there are reports of violence carried out by the police on the protesters today.
MP Aqeel Abdul al-Hussein (of Moqtada's bloc) has declared that Haider al-Abadi (US-installed prime minister of Iraq) will face consequences for his inability to bring about change and that the previous prime minister (thug Nouri al-Maliki) wasted government funds.
ALSUMARIA also notes that Nouri's insulted the protesters in a Tweet and Moqtada has responded by noting that Nouri was no agent of change and failed to make a squeak as Iraq's resources were plundered by corruption.
Meanwhile AL MADA reports that Moqtada has accused Mohammed al-Ghabban of implementing a foreign agenda. al-Ghabban is the Minister of the Interior. al-Ghabban is a Shi'ite politician who is part of Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition and who belongs to the political party for the Badr militia. IRAQ TIMES notes the statements and states they came following an arrest warrant being announced for Moqtada.
Parliament is currently out of session and not due to return until July. An online poll at ALSUMARIA currently finds that only 24.8% expect Parliament to convene a session before their scheduled return. (75.2% vote there will be no emergency session.) This belief is in keeping with statements made by MPs. For example, Sunday NATIONAL IRAQI NEWS AGENCY quoted MP Diaa al-Asadi stating that the Ahrar bloc (Moqtada's bloc) would not end its boycott of Parliament until a vote took place on a cabinet.
On what western media will report . . .
Maybe you caught AFP or IANS or other outlets this week reporting on the over 400 corpses in a mass grave in Saqlawiyah ("near Falluja") -- victims of the Islamic State.
The only problem?
Doesn't appear to have happened.
ALSUMARIA reports that the Iraqi military's media branch announced today that there was one corpse above ground and two buried and that the claims of 400 are inaccurate. ALL IRAQ NEWS quotes from the statement of the Joint Special Operations Command's media division that following on-site research it's clear that there are no mass graves."
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