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Truth emerges. Call it the Big Treason.

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/1391734335619969026

Eric Garland
@ericgarland
Suggestion: Don't call the violent assault on democracy "the Big Lie." It doesn't matter what they believe. What matters is that they invited foreign enemies to attack us and then attempted a coup d'état.

It's the Big Treason.
8:38 AM · May 10, 2021·Twitter Web App

Eric Garland
@ericgarland

"Ooh, look, these people have been *tricked* into believing this unusual thing - let's study it! Oh, such a problem," is the wrong framework. Relieves criminals of their own FREE WILL AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Selfish, deluded, asshole traitors betrayed America. It doesn't matter why.
Eric Garland
@ericgarland

The traitors broke laws, must be tried, and if the evidence is beyond a reasonable doubt, convicted. As such, I don't give a fuck what they believe.

The courts' question is did they:
- Engage in conspiracy
- Assault
- Kill
- Launder money
- Work for foreign nations?
Eric Garland
@ericgarland

They can believe the Tooth Fairy encouraged them to attack the Capitol on January 6, 2021. That matters not a whit. The question is, did they:
- Incite violence
- Organize the attack
- Commit wire fraud?

That should be our focus: PROSECUTE CRIMINALS.
Eric Garland
@ericgarland

The tax-evading bajillionaires behind the attack on democracy paid big bucks to create these propaganda networks spreading lies and encouraging malicious ignorance.

Focus on THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS ATTACK.
Eric Garland
@ericgarland

No more debates about evolution.
End public discourse on "Is algebra satanic?"
Shut down anyone who calls it a "post-truth world."
Shame and ridicule those who don't believe in science.
Encourage different opinions, but stop allowing people to have their own facts.
Eric Garland
@ericgarland

The trend toward Idiocracy was a long-term operation to manufacture consent by cultivating an insane, fascism-prone mindset. It's psychological warfare.

No more gauzy media profiles of the people they turned into weapons. Too much is at stake.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon May 10, 2021, 08:58 AM (20 replies)

Pizza

Thanks to all for years of fun. I've tried to help all improve their repertoire of ideology and logic.

But intolerance and bias has driven me away for good. You cannot expand or argue with rigid minds who refuse to see reality for what it is.

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:26 PM (0 replies)

"Fly me to Cancun and let me play among the stars"

Ted Cruz has defined himself. Make him live it, every day.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:17 PM (0 replies)

"The Unraveling of America: Is This the End of the American Empire?" Amanpour and Company



Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:51 PM (3 replies)

Joe Biden's speech in North Carolina is a barn burner



That's a live link, don't know if it will be repeated after completion

Biden is really ripping Trump! Love these car attended rallies, lots of horn tooting.

"We choose Truth over Lies!"
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:25 PM (19 replies)

Steve Schmidt's Tweet Thread A call to duty

Steve Schmidt
@SteveSchmidtSES

https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/1307524090983591936

Do Not Be Afraid. Do Not Tremble. Do Not Waiver. Do not doubt either the goodness of our people or the possibilities for our future. Do not let small men with tyranny and malice in their heart (@realDonaldTrump) or hypocrites with no core (@VP) make you afraid for our future

or of your countrymen and women. Do not let the fascists, racists and conspiracy theorists make you afraid of your neighbors or the strangers who could be your friend. We should all be grateful that we have been chosen by this rancid and dangerous hour to stand up and fight.

What we do now matters. Our Capitol is occupied by a cabal of small and low men and women who have betrayed all of us, the American experiment, their oaths and basic decency in service of a corrupt and malignant cult of personality that is vandalizing our principles, ideals,

Inheritance, future and fundamental goodness. 200,000 of our country men and women are dead. At least 150,000 of them could be alive but for Trump’s lethal lying and the immoral; supine complicity of his collaborators and enablers. Let us resolve to rise up and strike down

Trumpism. Let us put it down with righteous anger and fury. Let us resolve to never let this happen again. Let us do our duty as American citizens. Let us be conscious that we are called to safe action when we consider the blood, sacrifice and courage of ordinary people who

Stood their ground on a field in Lexington and Gettysburg. The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy and dropped from the skies over France to crush fascism are smiling at our cause. The men and women who taught the world the meaning of the words “human dignity” as they

Protested segregation, absorbed the beatings and marched across the Edmund Pettus bridge are watching and judging us. We are in the right and for the right. We are fighting for the good. Trumpism is UNAMERICAN. It is illiberal, demagogic,dishonest, cruel, corrupt and disgusting

Let us strike it down. We will. Vote. @ProjectLincoln @JoeBiden @votevets @actblue @RVAT2020 @crookedmedia @prioritiesUSA
@PodSaveAmerica @PaulBegala @JamesCarville @davidplouffe @davidaxelrod. Have joy in this fight. RBG is with her husband again. She is arguing with Scalia

and meeting Washington and Lincoln. Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are there. Susan b Anthony is there and so is Elise Wiesel. A great champion of freedom has arrived in heaven. Her work is done. Her burden is now our’s. Let us honor her legacy by doing our duty.

@ProjectLincoln
FIGHT, REGISTER, VOTE. I DISSENT are the most American of words. Thank you Madame Justice. May your memory be a blessing. We all know that it is.

___________________________
A lot of people don't read Twitter. Share the link, email to friends far and wide. Steve Schmidt's post could motivate a lot of people in tight races to vote like their lives depend on it. Because they do.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:29 PM (27 replies)

"When people tell you who they are, believe them the first time."

Oh, the tales I could tell.

But I'll settle for writing that quote down so I remember it.

And ... international capitalists financed and supplied Hitler to make money. Nazi Germany was viewed as a good investment. This was not known after the war very much. Governments wanted to hush things up for obvious reasons. In the 1960s it leaked into a few books. Then more in the 1980s. Now it's readily available. Didn't we supply Hitler with leaded fuel? Trucks? Tires for awhile?

As US and Soviet armies converged on Berlin, both countries wanted German technology, scientists, engineering. We enlsited former Nazi organization members as spy networks for the Cold War. They were the remaining levers of surveillance in the country. NASA's space program? Lots of German rocket scientists there.

I find books about the period fascinating. "Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare". Nigel Hamilton's trilogy of FDR at war. Jean Edward Smith and Robert Dallek, same subject.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri May 22, 2020, 10:29 AM (0 replies)

I learn more off well-selected YouTube and Open Culture than I did in most college courses

There's a part of me that says, democracy is when the last 3% who pay no attention to the public good, are swayed by big money and decide elections, so you have the dumbest steering the ship.

College is where the ignorant congregate to learn something which wasn't learned by the teachers who would be out doing something important if they had learned something. And if they do know anything, they don't want to tell you because they're afraid you might steal it and make something more of it than they ever could. Oh, and keep paying them, just like you pay doctors and mechanics for their knowledge every time you need something.

Elite schools are for snobbery and little else.

So you want anti-intellectualism, there it is. If you go to college, try to learn something in spite of it. Find a guru who is quietly successful in life and seek guidance, because the self-made know far more than those who operate the system. They know to excel, deliver alpha as investors would say, you need to understand the system and find a niche to exploit. That is very hard these days with so many mediiocre degrees walking around. 1950s to 1980s, degrees were an advantage. Now they're just a driver's license.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri May 22, 2020, 08:03 AM (0 replies)

The Largest Financial Event Of Our Lifetime Is Upon Us - Raoul Pal of Real Vision

The Largest Financial Event Of Our Lifetime Is Upon Us - Raoul Pal of Real Vision

Fantastic interview from Australia with Raoul Pal of Real Vision, who aims to displace mainstream financial journalism.

The US is squeezed. Russia and OPEC undercutting our shale producers creating potential bankruptcies at a time all our corporate balance sheets are overleveraged.

Coronavirus gave them opportunity to do so, as Trump fumbled testing.

So we now have an economy where debt implodes as supply and demand are driven toward zero by the pandemic.

Lots of discussion of demographics, retirement bubbles, housing market, the millennial debt generation, central bank options.

Depression if COVID-19 resurfaces next winter and unravels the pension system.

I tend to ignore the crypto discussion at the end.

Beware there are British-Australian terms unknown to the US. Such as people have never known debt since they were in "nappers". I think it's a term for diapers.

But it's a really great interview.

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Mar 12, 2020, 07:34 PM (0 replies)

Why wait for GOP to save us? Just post everywhere

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