Putin’s Valentine Falls Flat

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There is something fundamentally wrong when thousands of partisan “Americans” automatically accept disinformation — from a foreign government that is KNOWN to be an attempt to interfere in internal US politics — when it fits their hatred of their own countrymen.
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Hillary Needs To Be The Hero She Once Was

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Hillary is running out the clock this election. She is leading slightly in the polls, and conventional wisdom was that if she avoided making any more mistakes, she would coast to an easy victory. Right? Although this might have been a winning strategy a few months ago, Trump’s recent gains in the polls are beginning to pose a real threat. Time might be running out for Hillary. Clinton needs to be an agent of change, like Obama was in 2008. Unfortunately, she now represents the “establishment” which fills many Americans with dread — and for good reason. Clinton doesn’t seem to appreciate how much people are disgusted with the politicians in Washington and the political process in general — how … Continue reading

Readers Want News Not Fluff

by Walter Brasch The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch tabloid publication that isn’t likely to win a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, splashed a full page picture of a smiling Jennifer Anniston on its Sept. 21 front cover. In the upper left-hand space it placed all-capitals text: “BRANGELINA 2004–2016.” Inside the Post were four full consecutive pages, and a half page and part of a column deeper in the newspaper, all devoted to one of the most critical social issues facing the country—Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting a divorce. People magazine put the multi-million dollar couple on its cover, and teased us with the text: “WHY SHE LEFT” and “THE REAL STORY.” US magazine had an “EXCLUSIVE.” ABC, … Continue reading

The 24/7 Sneeze Factor

  by Walter Brasch Hillary Clinton is recovering from a mild case of pneumonia. However, shortly after she collapsed at Ground Zero while part of the 15th annual memorial of 9/11, her campaign staff said she was just exhausted and suffered heat exhaustion. It took a couple of days for her to reveal the extent of her medical issue. Donald Trump, who had many times this past year questioned Clinton’s health and suggested she should leave politics, now tweeted he was hoping his Democratic opponent would have a quick recovery. However, the Renegade Republicans, fueled by scandal-makers of the conservative media, think Clinton is a piñata, and are hitting her hard—she has Parkinson’s disease; she suffered from a concussion; the … Continue reading

The Fix Is In

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in the horrifically evolving combination of an incompetent and unprofessional press and an increasingly imperious candidate class, the old “people’s right to know” is summarily tossed on the trash heap and access is granted only for the most self-serving of means. Donald Trump has yet to answer a single substantive question about his candidacy Continue reading

How To Mainstream Conspiracy Theories 101

The Psy-Ops serpents of the GOP have, once again, placed a completely bogus story smack into the middle of mainstream reporting, and all it took was the merest scintilla of the slightest whiff of a “medical crisis” for these mindless, ravening and rabid hyenas to form into a pack and go charging straight up BS Mountain. Continue reading

Belabor Day

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But that’s falling into the trap. We could just as easily end up with the flypaper of “Clinton is up in Texas!” which comes from another, equally reputable poll. And it’s been brought up a smidge. The fall campaign now kicks off in earnest, without the slightest indication that it is going to be anything other than an ugly feces-flinging extravaganza in the Grand tradition of the Oil Party. Continue reading