Reporter Corners Pompeo On Iran Lies…

Date: January 04, 2020

01) Reporter Corners Pompeo On Iran Lies

“Qassem Suleimani had the status of a national hero even among secular Iranians and his death could act as a rallying cry, writes , a doctoral researcher at Soas University of London.


Iran Responds To Trump’s Attack…

Date: January 04, 2020

01) Iran Responds To Trump’s Attack

“Less than a day after the U.S. killed a top Iranian military commander, assassinating Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an overnight drone strike outside Baghdad International Airport, the questions eddying around the world can be simplified to just one: How will Iran respond?

Both of the leading figures in Iran’s government, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, have vowed to take revenge for the killing — or “harsh retaliation” in the words of Khamenei during a televised statement.

“The flag of General Soleimani in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region will be raised, and the path of resistance to US excesses will continue,” Rouhani tweeted Friday, hours after the strike. “The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime.”

The assassination came near the end of a turbulent week in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, where Iraqi militiamen and their supporters had repeatedly attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy. In a series of clashes with U.S. forces defending the gate, the two sides exchanged volleys of rocks and teargas.


Did Trump Just Start World War III?…

Date: January 03, 2020

01) Did Trump Just Start World War III?

“The Pentagon said that it will deploy 3,500 additional troops to the Middle East after Iran vowed to exact “severe revenge” on the United States after a drone strike killed Qasem Soleimani, one of the country’s top military figures, early Friday near the Baghdad airport.

The targeted killing of Soleimani, a powerful figure among forces aligned with Iran’s Islamic Republic throughout the Middle East, increased tensions in the region and caused U.S. outposts and personnel to brace for retaliatory attacks. The attack also upset global markets and sent oil prices shooting upward. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad warned Americans in Iraq to leave “immediately.”


Michael Moore on Impeachment, Trump’s Chances in 2020 & Why He Supports Bernie Sanders…

Date: January 02, 2020

01) Michael Moore on Impeachment, Trump’s Chances in 2020 & Why He Supports Bernie Sanders

“As the Senate attempts to set rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial, at least one Republican is expressing concern about the proceedings. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said in an interview Tuesday that she was disturbed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promise of “total coordination” with the White House. Murkowski’s comments mark a rare instance of dissent for the Republican Party, which has been unified behind President Trump until now. McConnell needs 51 votes to set the rules for the hearing. Republicans have a thin majority of 53 seats in the Senate. Last week, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore witnessed the historic vote to impeach the president from the front row of the House gallery. He joins us to discuss the impeachment process, the 2020 election and why he thinks Trump would win re-election today.”

Media Using Cancel Culture To Smear Bernie…

Date: January 02, 2020

01) Media Using Cancel Culture To Smear Bernie

“A Jezebel writer thinks it’s time to stop saying “Bernie would’ve won.”

Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election ushered in a slew of analysis trying to assess what the fuck happened: Did the Clinton campaign miscalculate the popularity of their messaging and reach in crucial swing states? Voter suppression? Right-wing nationalism reaching its predictable conclusion? Was it Russian interference? Sexism? Three years later, any reasonable person can safely conclude that the answer is all of the above.

And out of the anger, the dismay, the fear that followed November 8, 2016, came a bitter refrain repeated by those who supported Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main competitor in the Democratic primary: “Bernie would’ve won.”

The idea was half cynical meme, half sincere lament, but it effectively poured salt on the post-election wound. Its central argument drew from early stats: Sanders gained more votes than Clinton in crucial states like Michigan and Wisconsin during the primary, which later turned red during the general. Additionally, Sanders was considered the anti-establishment candidate during a year when being anti-establishment was en vogue: Trump ran and won on it, and though he didn’t get the popular vote (Clinton shoulda won), his anti-establishment messaging proved victorious in a slew of swing states. And, by the end of the election, Sanders was a more popular politician than both Clinton and Trump.


Millionaire Author John Grisham Says Not All Men Who Watch Child Porn Are Pedophiles [2014] …

Date: January 02, 2020

01) Millionaire Author John Grisham Says Not All Men Who Watch Child Porn Are Pedophiles

“Crime writer John Grisham has said America is unjustly jailing too many citizens for viewing child pornography. In an interview with The Telegraph, Grisham, who earned $17 million last year and tied for 6th place in Forbes’ ranking of top-earning authors, attacked the widespread incarceration of those who watch child porn.

“We have prisons now filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child,” he told The Telegraph’s Peter Foster in an interview to promote his latest novel, Gray Mountain.

“But they got online one night and started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever, and pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn.”

“There’s so many ‘sex offenders’ – that’s what they’re called – that they put them in the same prison. Like they’re a bunch of perverts… We’ve gone nuts with this incarceration,” he added…”

Yes…he did backtrack on this, really quick.

…likely after being bawled out by his publicist…or agent…or whatever…and it dawned on him he could be boycotted by the pearl clutchers.

…Gotta protect your marketability…and honest truth is expendable.