“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
The hammering in poor Larry's head reminds of jackhammer jack hawkins jammering his watermelon brain.ReplyDelete
Thankfully, there is an escape for us all.....Delete
Cheers to all you others !
Jodie, Jodie, JodieDelete
What a way for you to have start your day
Swabbing the blood from your bleeding anus, after a visit from Uncle Hank and little Ms Happiness
They both jackhammered your ass, you say?
Suspected Russia propagandists on Facebook tried to organize more than a dozen pro-Trump rallies in Florida during last year’s election, The Daily Beast has learned.
The demonstrations—at least one of which was promoted online by local pro-Trump activists— brought dozens of supporters together in real life. They appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs successfully mobilizing Americans over Facebook in direct support of Donald Trump.
Goodbye Paul, we hardly knew yah ...
The Being Patriotic Facebook page was closed in August 2017—right when Facebook purged accounts secretly operated by a notorious St. Petersburg troll factory called Internet Research Agency. According to a public report by U.S. intelligence agencies (PDF), Internet Research Agency is financed by “a close Putin ally with ties to Russian intelligence.” Being Patriotic’s posts included scores of pro-Trump or anti-Clinton memes framed and watermarked in the same style as those found on the Heart of Texas and Secured Borders Facebook pages previously identified as Russian operations.
the fraudulent activity on Facebook did indeed involve messaging on behalf of Trump, did prompt at least some Americans to rally on Trump’s behalf, and did result in the Trump campaign volunteers subsequently sharing material from those events.
The pro-Trump events represent “the next level” of suspected Russian influence operations, said Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who has testified about those operations to a Senate committee investigating them.
“This would be a direct effort that they attempted that’s more than online promotion,” Watts told The Daily Beast. “‘Let’s organize and try to get people to move to events in a proactive way around a candidate. Again, if it traces back to Russia, you can’t deny that’s foreign influence in an election.”
Wiles also said that the Trump campaign’s purported Broward County Facebook page, which markets itself as being “official,” was not set up by the campaign.
“The Donald Trump campaign did not set these Facebook pages up,” she told The Daily Beast. “Rather, supporters (like the lady registered as the contact) set them up to support the campaign and subsequently the president.”
The “lady” registered as the contact is Dolly Trevino Rump, the Trump campaign’s chairwoman for Broward County who, until this April, was also the secretary of the local Republican Party.
The Miami Herald described her as “perhaps Broward’s most famous Donald Trump fan.”
Rump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Beast. Neither did the chairman of the Broward County Republican Party.
The Russians were involved in the Trump campaign.Delete
Some members of the Trump campaign were deeply involved with Russians, others were merely manipulated by Russian operatives
But the Russian fingerprints are there, all over the Trump
While with the US position on Iran ...
While Mr. Trump and his United Nations ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, have assailed Iran, they have presented nothing concrete that suggests the Iranians are violating the agreement.
Rather, they have objected to provisions that will expire after a number of years, called for more intrusive inspections even if there is no evidence of wrongdoing and say restrictions on Iran’s missiles should be part of the agreement.
For Mr. Rouhani, who described Mr. Trump’s depiction of Iran as an insult that warranted an apology, there was ample opportunity to present his side of the story on Wednesday, in his speech and at a news conference.
It was in many ways the diametrical opposite of Mr. Trump’s version. Iran is not meddling in the Middle East, he said, it is helping neighbors who ask for help. Iran is not sponsoring terrorism, he said, but fighting it. Iran’s missiles are not meant to attack but to defend.
Mr. Rouhani said the nuclear agreement, which was negotiated not just with the United States but five other major powers — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — was a model of international diplomacy that should be emulated, not abandoned.
“I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement; but it will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party,” he said.
If the US will not abide by the terms of the Iranian Agreement, why would the NorK regime even begin to negotiate with US?Delete
There is a clear disagreement with Trump on North Korea'
German Chancellor Merkel stressed that the situation with North Korea must be resolved peacefully. She told DW Germany could be in a position to mediate in the conflict.
Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.
"I am against threats of this kind. And speaking for myself and the government I must say that we consider any type of military solution absolutely inappropriate and we are counting on diplomatic efforts," Merkel said in an interview with DW.
"This must be vigorously implemented. In my opinion, sanctions and enforcing these sanctions are the right answer. But anything else with regard to North Korea I think is wrong. And that is why we clearly disagree with the US president."
Will Ms Merkel follow US into the wilderness if Mr Trump walks away from the Iranian Nuclear Agreement?Delete
Allies are apoplectic. After a lengthy closed-door meeting on the matter, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ran out of patience. Asked if the U.S. was committed to the deal, she replied: “another question.”
Even worse for Trump, the accord is being touted as a recipe for success, with France suggesting it could be a template for dealing with North Korea’s weapons program.
Rather than leaving Iran out in the cold, Trump is the one now looking isolated.
Obviously France will not be with US in the wildernessDelete
Russia and China ... not likey to get on the band wagon
The EU, nah
Will Ms May pass on the Airbus sales to Iran while in the midst of her Brexit challenges?
Which of the signatories will follow US into the wilderness?
Also, hopefully, this is simply another example of Trump's unseemly blustering as a 'negotiating tactic' and in the end he will manufacture some reason for certifying Iran's compliance with the accord.
'Spirit of the Accord' is unlikely to prevail as a legal argument. It's a diplomatic euphemism used to disguise the fact that they weren't able to get every thing they wanted in the original deal.
The accord is a good deal although it certainly doesn't give us everything we would like. If Trump were to pull out of the deal, it would simply be another example his obstinate willingness to give up the good in pursuit of the perfect.
Legal argument ? What ??Delete
The whole fraudulent deal has no legal basis whatsoever.
It wasn't voted on by the Senate.
Don't be stupid, Bob.
It's simple. The deal wasn't a treaty and thus didn't need Senate approval. We have a long history of calling these things anything we want in order to get them done. Hell, if we went by the intent of the Constitution, we wouldn't have been half the wars were in in the last few decades. Get over it.
Besides the deal is shot through with absurdities. Their military bases are off limits. If we want to inspect the few places we can inspect we have to give, what was it, something like 30 days of notice, or more.
Iranian engineers have been in N Korea for years. Iran probably already has nuclear weapons.
Their own centrifuges are still turning, too.
N Korean needs money. Iran has money....that O'bozo gave it.....Iran wants nukes.....come on, you can put 2 + 2 together and get 4.
Don't go watermelon soft on us. I KNOW you are smarter than that.
The whole thing is as bogus as a Chinese advertisement put together in Detroit, Michigan.
One link won't stick, that lays out all the articles about Iran already having nukes. Even from The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists....Delete
I will try a third time in a few minutes.
Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons Capability | Bulletin of the Atomic ...Delete
Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons Capability. By. Publication Name: Foreign Policy. To read what we're reading,. click here ...
Gen. Paul Vallely: Iran Already Has Nuke, Making Deal 'Moot'Delete
Aug 27, 2015 - Iran already has a nuclear weapon, making the nuclear deal a moot point, ... "All they have to do is put it together like a tinker toy — and that's ...
Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons Capability | Foreign PolicyDelete
Mar 3, 2015 - Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons Capability « | Foreign Policy | the ... Iran has an irreversible technical capability, it does not have — and will ...
Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons? – Jewish Policy CenterDelete
https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org › inSight
Jul 31, 2015 - Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN ...
KAHLILI: Iran already has nuclear weapons - Washington TimesDelete
Oct 27, 2011 - Not only does the Islamic Republic already have nuclear weapons from the old Soviet Union, but it has enough enriched uranium for more.
Wrong, Jodie, as is your normDelete
Because it is an agreement and not a treaty the President can nulify it, which could not be done with a treaty.
You fail at answering the basic question, as is your wont.
Which other signatory will follow US?
Unilateral sanctions against Iran will not change a thing, but strengthen Iran's posirion with the other signatories.
Military experts: Iran already has nuclear weapons - WND.comDelete
Aug 24, 2015 - Military experts: Iran already has nuclear weapons ... Obama has never liked Israel; he does not see Israel in the future of the Middle East that ... Vallely explained to WND that he and Haney have taken a systematic approach ...
That enough to make my point but there are many more.
What we've allowed them to do is develop missile delivery systems.
None, watermelon brain. And it is meaningless.Delete
Yes the President can nullify it, because it is not a Treaty, not having been passed by the Senate.
I don't see how it has any legal validity at all, except perhaps in Quirk's noggin.
You got one correct.
Now go back to talking to yourself.
Anyway I am now driving into town to get the paper so I don't care who you talk to. Yourself is your one and only interested listener to your echo chamber.
And Cheers to all you others !
That enough to make my point but there are many more.
Bull, you haven't a clue. Lying is second nature to politicians; yet, you mouth the talking points coming out of these morons, right-wing hacks like Bolton, ideologue neocons like Graham and McCain, and leaders who would say anything no matter how inane like Netanyahu and Trump if they thought it would play well amongst their simpleminded base.
What we've allowed them to do is develop missile delivery systems.
This has nothing to do with the agreement we signed. Nuclear weapons systems development is addressed in the NPT. Delivery systems are not. If we need an agreement on this negotiate it with Iran. However, rather than negotiate Trump and his minions would rather grouse and piss and moan and possibly negate the agreement leaving us much worse off than before. We would be giving up a lot and getting nothing in return all because of some childish pique.
Let's see, our allies, our co-sponsors on the agreement, the UN, our military, the Israeli military, all seem to agree that the Iranian nuclear agreement is a good thing net/net. On the other side, you have a bunch of politicians and their simpleminded minions. Gee, that's a toughy.
My point was they most likely already have nuclear weapons.Delete
I've been saying that for a long time.
Now they got missiles too.Delete
So, both N. Korea and Iran both probably have all the thingys we didn't want them to have.
'What a revoltin' development this is'
I don't see there is much left to 'negotiate' about.
What to do, what to do now ?
I turn to you Quirk. You have proven yourself so many times when the chips are really down.....
I've been saying that for a long time too.
Could you on your Ultra Light swoop into Iran and fix the problem ? Into N. Korea ?
You made it into Area 51.
But I never made it out. Not really.
A thing like that changes a man.
I wasn't aware that O'Donnell had a brain. That would be the biggest surprise of all.ReplyDelete
Getting into the ear and brain of MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell
Now, there's a scary thought.
He doesn't have a brain. He has a seedless watermelon where his brain should be.ReplyDelete
That's why he keeps hearing the hammering reverberating back and forth, like he's in an echo chamber. Those echoes are his 'thoughts' jammering uncontrollably back and forth.
Scroll up above you to see another example of this phenomena.
From 7:47 AM EDT to 5:25 AM EDTDelete
As the World of MSNBC Turns
Actually, I was feeling a little sympathy for O'Donnell up until the end where if I heard it right he was pissed because some of the comments by a guest weren't edited out the way he wanted.
O'Donnell is a dick.Delete
I never had any sympathy for him at all.
The poor girl bringing him the reading materials was terrified.
O'Donnell is a dick.
If Iran already has a nuke, then all is good.ReplyDelete
It has not been used.
MAD still works.
Since the Iranian alreasy got THEIR money back, any new sanctions would have to be multilateral.
Again, Jodie Peterson, which of the other signatories will follow US.
that is the real issue on rhe table ...
Especially when ALL the signatories AGREE publicly that Iran IS in compliance ... even US.
Who amongst us watch O'Donnell?
He certainly has a bigger dick than Jodie Peterson, my little bitch.
At that is what Rachel reports
Do you have ANY idea how psychotic you sound ?Delete
Are you playing it on a continuous loop in your mind?Delete
BREAKING NEWS WORLDWIDEReplyDelete
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes for Off-Air Rant
He went on a tirade during the Aug. 29 broadcast.
Media By Rebecca Gibian
Lawrence O’Donnell apologized for his off-air tirade during his August 29 broadcast of The Last Word.
He posted an apology on Twitter, expressing remorse for the viral footage, which was obtained and posted by Mediaite.
O’Donnell write that “a better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties.”
Well, time to Ciao out.ReplyDelete
The O'Donnell issue, due to the apology, seems to be exhausted.
Cheers to all you others !
Bye bye my little bitch
Quirk, I was meaning to ask, are you going to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea next year ?ReplyDelete
9 to 25 February 2018, don't forget.
Are you planning to fly the UltraLight Q de Nuke trans-Pacific non-stop, or are you planning on stopping in Maui and visiting Doug in his lava tube ?
I am going to leave all this N. Korea stuff up to you, as I am uncertain what to do.
I know you can handle it, and I am anxious to hear of all your plans.
Please keep me informed, and, look out for me as I do for you.
Jodie, you lyin' little bitch...Delete
You're still here
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
Trump's frightening and tightening legal noose
Where does this leave Trump?
In the hands of incompetent lawyers, under the crosshairs of a team of very aggressive federal prosecutors and publicly indifferent to the tightening and frightening legal noose around him.
Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel.
Facebook gives Congress 30,000 Russia-linked ads, vows greater transparency
Facebook announced on Thursday that it has turned over to Congress tens of thousands of ads from the social network believed to be linked to Russia‘s attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, a reversal from its previous stance.
The move follows the company’s admission earlier this month that it had removed nearly 500 accounts linked to Russia that engaged in disruptive political activity on the social network
Russians Russians everywhere.
A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations
By Ryan Lizza
We know the Russians launched a cyber campaign to help Trump win. We know that the Trump campaign was willing to entertain assistance from the Russian government because Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump, Jr., eagerly met with a Russian offering such assistance.
This latest news suggests—though the reporting is still vague—what many have long wondered: that Manafort may have been a crucial link between the Trump campaign and Russians seeking to defeat Hillary Clinton. If Mueller or congressional investigators unearth proof that Manafort colluded with the Russians, it will fortify the narrative that the Trump campaign worked with a foreign nation to alter the outcome of an American Presidential election—an unprecedented event in the country’s history.
Trump could dismiss the evidence, deny knowledge of the collusion, and dismiss the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt.” But this week’s disclosures moved the theorizing about Trump-Russia one step closer to a politically devastating blow to Trump’s Presidency.
Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times
HHS secretary chartered flights even to cities with frequent, inexpensive commercial options
Good on her, a woman with real integrityDelete
Unlike her predecessors, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos does not fly commercial airlines when she travels on the job. Instead, she takes her own private plane - and never bills the government, according to a spokeswoman.
"Secretary DeVos travels on personally owned aircraft, accompanied by her security detail and whenever possible, additional support staff, at zero cost to U.S. taxpayers,"
O'Donnel Reilly Duo:ReplyDelete
23rd here tomorrow, Saxom. Wish me luck.ReplyDelete
If it happens, you'll be one of the first to go, Sam.
One of the Elect !
Is there any way to use a super fast jet airplane, and, taking advantage of the Time Zones, to just skip the 23rd ?Delete
You can skip it if you hop on a plane in LA on the 22nd bound for Sydney. You'll arrive in Sydney on the 24th.Delete
Or, if you're a thrill seeker, you can experience the 23rd twice by hopping on a plane in Sydney on the 23rd bound for LA. You'll arrive in LA on the 23rd.Delete
That's for me, then !Delete
That last is not for me !Delete
I offer to buy the crapping rat a ticket on that Sydney to LA flight on the 23rd.Delete
It will take me a month's or more paycheck to do it, but I'll do it !
Hey, The Cleaning Lady is back !Delete
Hey I remember you from long ago, from before The Days of Quirk.
Great to have you back !
Jodie Peterson, my little bitch is back
I recall you left, Dear Cleaning Lady, because of continual harassment by the crapping rat.Delete
You, and a long list of others.
I hope you stay, long as you can stand it.
All I can promise, Bob, is I might drop in once in a while.Delete
Thank you so much.Delete
It gives us all a little something to look forward to.
Best to you....
Conversing with yourself, Jodie Peterson, a sure sign of your broken psyche. .. you know ...Delete
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Get professional help, while you still are partially functional, my little bitch.
Hurricanes, earthquakes and talk of war.ReplyDelete
You could be forgiven for looking over your shoulder for locusts.
The DC rumour mill is rife with speculation that the 'Russia stuff' is about to explode again, and let's be honest, it's been a while since we've had a major revelation on that front so it's about time.
After leaving the White House, Sean Spicer hasn't taken long to reappear in the spotlight — exactly where you'd expect to find him — among the Hollywood elite.
The declaration that the Emmy's crowd was the biggest ever was a light-hearted take on his brazen lie on day one as press secretary to Mr Trump.
In addition to the recent hurricanes and earthquakes, at least one of the plagues of Egypt has returned as swarms of locusts descended en masse on two separate parts of the globe in recent weeks.ReplyDelete
A plague of locusts attacked South Eastern Trinidad last week. “People are scared and are panicking because of the amount of locusts.
Trinidad was not the only location to be plagued by locusts recently. Huge swarms of locusts devastated farms throughout large areas of Southern Russia last month as well.
Bad news has many messengers, good news fewDelete
The bad news is that Uncle Hank broke your psyche when he popped your cherry.
No one is raped just once
Isn't that right, Jodie PetersonDelete
Deuce, for the love of God, either get rid of him, or put him in The Dunce Box for a couple of months and see if that works.ReplyDelete
No one on earth wants to read that kind of disgusting stuff, endlessly, or at all.
No one is raped just once
We have all thought YOU should have been banned for your racism, the offensive way you treat women, your anti-American screeds, your disrespect of the US military and its veterans, your disgraceful cowardice and failure to take responsibilty for your odious behaviourDelete
You admitted to being my asshole ... my butt boy ...
My little bitch
How is the taste of your own medicine Robert "Butt Boy" Peterson