This post was published at George Webb
This post was published at George Webb
Liberal comedian Sarah Silverman recently decided to address the topic of ‘nationalism’ during a segment on her Hulu talk show during which she described being scared after an old boyfriend hoisted an American flag onto his property.
Silverman described her ‘visceral reaction’ to literally being proud of ones country in a monologue that eventually devolved into the noted anti-Trump comedian pathetically attempting to connect patriotism with being a Nazi.
You truly can’t make this stuff up folks.
‘I had a boyfriend many years ago, he was my first boyfriend who had his own house, and one day I went outside to see what he was doing, and he was hoisting an American flag up the flagpole in his front yard,’ Silverman said. ‘And I instantly felt very weird. It didn’t make sense, but I felt, scared.’
After questioning her boyfriends motives, (why else would someone be putting up an American flag but for love of country?!) he apparently responded with, ‘Um, because I love America?’
Silverman went on to claim that she was so shaken inside from seeing the horror of someone raising an American flag in their front yard that she had to call her sister in Israel for help.
This post was published at shtfplan on December 9th, 2017.
Corey Feldman just named his second abuser who still works in Hollywood and owned the most popular elite teen club in the city which catered to child stars.
Hollywood, CA – On Monday, Corey Feldman went on the Dr. Oz show again and revealed the name of another of his alleged abusers. While the first abuser was a low-life convicted child molester who fled to Mexico, the second one is still working in the industry. The alleged abuser, Alphy Hoffman also owned the most famous teen club in Hollywood that catered to underage child actors during the time Feldman was molested.
On his second appearance on the show, Feldman described his experience with Hoffman in detail.
‘Well he was the guy who ran Alphy’s Soda Pop Club, and, uh, I met him when I was 12 years old,’ Feldman said on ‘Dr. Oz.’ ‘He came to my house to pick me up in his car, and I had heard rumors that he threw the coolest parties in town and he was very connected.’
Feldman explained to Dr. Oz that Alphy Hoffman was the son of Bobby Hoffman, a major casting director at the time, who died in 1993.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 14, 2017.
It’s inevitable that those who committed no crime will be punished for the actions of madmen by laws designed to enslave them. After all, that’s how tyranny thrives and Democrats were quick to jump on gun control once again after the Texas church shooting.
Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat who has emerged as a leading advocate for gun control, made an obviously emotional appeal on Sunday for Congress to address ‘gun violence’ in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Murphy’s lengthy statement pleads and begs Congress to start writing laws that won’t affect criminals or lunatics but will hinder the decent American’s ability to defend themselves.
‘The terrifying fact is that no one is safe so long as Congress chooses to do absolutely nothing in the face of this epidemic,’ Murphy said in the statement, stressing that time to act ‘is now.’ He continued, saying: ‘As my colleagues go to sleep tonight, they need to think about whether the political support of the gun industry is worth the blood that flows endlessly onto the floors of American churches, elementary schools, movie theaters, and city streets.’ The only more emotional appeal ever made was perhaps Barack Obama’s speech after the Sandy Hook massacre.
This post was published at shtfplan on November 6th, 2017.
I know I must sound like a broken record by now, but Wall Street owns the U. S. economy and until that’s dealt with, the American public will continue to be preyed upon voraciously and lawlessly by some of the most unethical parasites the world has ever seen. Obama was a historical disaster on this issue, coddling and protecting banker oligarchs every step of the way. Trump’s no different.
The latest evidence that things are getting even worse came last evening when the U. S. Senate voted to deliver Wall Street another gift on a silver platter.
Rather than summarize what happened, let’s turn to two of the best resources on such topics, journalist David Dayen and finance focused website Wall Street on Parade.
First, here are a few excerpts from David’s latest article published at The Intercept, After Day of Feuding, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker Join Trump to Upend a Major Consumer Protection:
With national attention focused Tuesday morning on a mushrooming feud between President Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., followed by a feud in the afternoon between Trump and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the Senate gift-wrapped the biggest present Congress has so far bestowed upon Wall Street in the Trump era.
With a razor-thin margin, the Senate passed a resolution to nullify a signature regulation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which banned forced arbitration provisions. Such clauses, tucked into the fine print of contracts that nobody reads, deny consumers the ability to contest claims through a class-action lawsuit, and can allow banks and other financial institutions to rip off their customers with virtual impunity.
This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Oct 25, 2017.
USA, USA, USA!!!
As we noted previously, the over-criminalization of America is a relatively recent trend. As Holly Harris notes:
It wasn’t always like this. In 1972, for every 100,000 U. S. residents, 161 were incarcerated. By 2015, that rate had more than quadrupled, with nearly 670 out of every 100,000 Americans behind bars.
The over-criminalization of America is rooted in federal laws and regulations, and state and local governments have followed suite. here is Harris’s account:
The burgeoning U. S. prison population reflects a federal criminal code that has spiraled out of control. No one – not even the government itself – has ever been able to specify with any certainty the precise number of federal crimes defined by the 54 sections contained in the 27,000 or so pages of the U. S. Code. In the 1980s, lawyers at the Department of Justice attempted to tabulate the figure ‘for the express purpose of exposing the idiocy’ of the criminal code, as one of them later put it. The best they were able to come up with was an educated guess of 3,000 crimes. Today, the conservative Heritage Foundation estimates that federal laws currently enumerate nearly 5,000 crimes, a number that grows every year.
Overcriminalization extends beyond the law books, partly because regulations are often backed by criminal penalties. That is the case for rules that govern matters as trivial as the sale of grated cheese, the precise composition of chicken Kiev dishes, and the washing of cars at the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health. State laws add tens of thousands more such crimes. Taken together, they push the total number of criminally punishable offenses in the United States into the hundreds of thousands. The long arm of the law reaches into nearly every aspect of American life. The legal scholar Harvey Silverglate has concluded that the typical American commits at least three federal felonies a day, simply by going through his or her normal routine.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 19, 2017.
Liberal mouthpiece Sarah Silverman has a new song for all of us… It’s called ‘I Love You America, The Song’
Rather than trying to sum up her totally incoherent bloviating, we’ll let the Twitterverse handle that part.
Here’s the song – please get a barf bag before you hit play – and then check out a selection of community responses below.
I rarely write about gold these days, but the following from Reuters caught my attention.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 7 China’s virtual gifting market, typically the domain of plugged-in young consumers celebrating special occasions or flirting, is luring major financial institutions keen to boost trade of another auspicious commodity: gold.
Tencent’s digital gold packets, known as ‘microgold’, are backed by the country’s biggest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). They allow users to send funds that track the real-time value of gold to friends over the firm’s popular messaging platform WeChat.
It’s a financial innovation on the concept of virtual gifts, such as digital roses and chocolates, more commonly used in online communities and which have more sentimental value than any tangible economic worth.
This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Thursday Mar 23, 2017.
Turn on TV or browse your newsfeeds on social media, and you will be bombarded with polemics about the sky falling and credible threats of violence against conservative figures.
The FBI investigated a threat to kill Milo Yiannoupolis for the audacity to want to speak on a college campus. Threats against former Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder’s wife caused him to withdraw himself from consideration. Multiple intimidatory remarks haunted members of the Trump-voting Electoral College. President Trump has been the target of declarations of violence on a near daily basis.
And yet, when it comes to this constant flow of threats, there seems to be little outrage from the nation’s leading journalists and pundits.
Social media shines almost every day with a new dimwitted threat against Trump and his presidency. ‘Comedienne’ Sarah Silverman called for a military coup. Madonna told protesters she ‘thought’ about blowing up the White House. Violence seems to break out every time a conservative comes to speak at a college campus. Rosie O’Donnell talks about ‘stopping’ Trump on Twitter.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 16, 2017.
The image above is of the 18th-century home of friends in Colonia, Uruguay. Today, sitting on their back patio on the Rio de la Plata, I looked out at a small yellow buoy in the harbour that marks the final resting place of the Lord Clive, a large, 60-gun British warship from the 18th century.
In 1763, we British, already at war with Spain, decided to expand the venture to the New World. The Lord Clive arrived in Colonia, Uruguay, and began firing into the tiny town. With her heavy contingent of cannon, her captain was confident that he could do enough damage to make the Spanish inhabitants surrender. After extensive bombardment, the Spanish had still not raised the white flag; however, the crew of the Lord Clive had managed to set fire to their own ship. The crew abandoned ship.
Local accounts of the event have it that, swimming ashore, the English crew apologized for bombarding the town and asked for mercy. Not surprisingly, the Spanish killed them.
Of course, this is not the outcome that’s described in English history books. Although the defeat of the British on that day is acknowledged, the folly is not. Although historians will generally acknowledge a defeat, they’re often reluctant to mention any idiocy on the part of their own military. And so any English-language version of the story tells a different tale from the account above.
This post was published at International Man
Ranting and Raving
LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA – The public spectacle continues… There are so many ways to look at it, we scarcely know whether to laugh or gasp. A week ago, President Trump took the sound and fury up a notch by way of his Twitter account:
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
Here at the Diary, we offer no news. And no opinions. We just try to make sense of it all. We do so by comparing what’s going on today to other events, other people, and other times.
Analogy is all we have to go on. And so far, the best match we have found for Mr. Trump is former Argentine President Juan Pern. A colorful, larger-than-life rascal, Pern ‘took on the Establishment’ south of the Ro de la Plata.
Pern didn’t have Twitter. He didn’t have ‘fake news.’ All he had were old-fashioned speeches and old-fashioned lies. He railed against the rich, the landowners and the church.
And he ranted against the newspapers, the bankers and the universities. The plain people loved it. Pern spoke for them. He stood up to the old elite. But he didn’t drain the swamp. He didn’t even drain the sink.
Instead, he took over the Establishment’s power and used it for himself. Whatever dirty deeds Pern ascribed to the old elite, his new elite committed even dirtier ones.
This post was published at Acting-Man on February 27, 2017.
The comedian Sarah Silverman, who spoke at the DNC National Convention for Hillary, tweeted that her 10 million followers should ‘wake up & join the resistance’ to President Donald Trump. She said: ‘Once the military is w/us fascists get overthrown. Mad king & his handlers go bye bye.’ Silverman should be criminally indicted for that. Of course she will not be. The hate speech against Trump is astounding. Yet they protest saying that Trump is the one with hate speech. What is amazing is the public outcry for the overthrow of the government which is in fact a crime. If I suggest such a thing on this blog they would be storming in the windows. There is clearly a get out of jail free card protecting much of this dissent.
This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Feb 22, 2017.
As the world roils amid Middle East maelstroms, Donald Trump dysphoria, and terrorist tantrums, there is a silver-lining for some. As MSN reports, the maker of the AK-47 semi-automatic machine gun says it is to increase staff by 30% because of a surge in export orders.
As a reminder this surge in demand follows US sanctions banning the import of Kalashnikov firearms from Russia in 2014.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 2, 2017.
Just in the past few days prior to this New Year, Obama has taken a tremendous number of steps in a very short time. You are all aware of the NDAA for 2017 having been signed by Obama. That document came with a ‘barnacle’ attached to the hull of Portman and Murphy’s ‘The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act,’ the joke of all jokes, supposedly designed to counteract false news and information. The irony of it that makes it despicably laughable is that every word out of the government’s mouth is a boldfaced lie or deceptive statement meant to steer the cattle in the direction the politicians want them to move. Perhaps their little ‘Act’ now made into law can be used against them.
Or perhaps not. Congress put forth an act to try and counter Obama’s executive orders before he leaves office. We see how that works, as one branch of Congress (Senate or House) comes up with ‘legislation’ to make themselves appear ‘tough,’ but it is stopped either in the second branch, or when it crosses Obama’s desk. Such ‘kangaroo’ legislation has been the barritus for Congressional ‘phony resentment’ and ‘the offense of their tender sensibilities’ for years, with no results ever obtained.
Why? Because no results were every truly desired. Everything was part of the paradigm shift, and the continuing efforts by both parties to ruin the United States. These loud, crying decrees and then calls for action resulting in nothing happening? These blusters were all the designs of RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) such as McConnell, McCain, Ryan, and the rest. The prime example was Boehner in 2012 having the House of Representatives read the entire Constitution on the House Floor…and then Boehner did everything imaginable to subvert the Constitution and knuckle under to Obama, so much so that he was finally taken out of there as the Speaker, and replaced by Ryan. Yeah, not Nolan Ryan or Matt Ryan, but Paul Ryan: Proof you can’t replace a rotten apple with a rotten pear.
This post was published at shtfplan on January 2nd, 2017.