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This is sorta opaque.  Ecuador had an election and

There have been clashes on the streets of Ecuador as supporters of the right-wing presidential candidate in a ballot on Sunday claim fraud.

Former banker Guillermo Lasso is set to face narrow defeat but has already announced he disputes the result, calling for a recount.

Supporters of Lasso clashed with police as they took to the streets to protest.

 

I instinctively do not trust lefties when elections are involved, but does the Far Right Wing Hitler!!!!!!!!!! in Ecuador have a point? Who knows? We certainly won’t get any help from our fine media betters, they’re for the lefty and against Far Right Wing Hitler so they’ll just lie. Think I’m lying? Check out the lefty’s name.

The leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno,

Yeah, the whole NY Times newsroom just ejaculated all over tomorrow’s issue.

 

Transparent!

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Who didn’t know that was coming? I mean, besides our fine media betters. They’re not just lazy, ignorant and biased, they’re pretty dim (Hey Shep!).

 

In Akbar Britain news, transparent!

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

Cultural suicide is pretty ugly even though it often has comedic aspects.

The Hyatt United Church was bought by the Egyptian community to be converted to a mosque. St Peter’s Church has been converted into the Madina Mosque. The Brick Lane Mosque was built on a former Methodist church.

Utterly transparent, it’s what militant religions always do. That’s why Spaniards built Catholic churches on top of Aztec temples.

 

NJ is pretty damn transparent too.

New Jersey: Outrageous Unconstitutional Intimidation of Private Citizens Who Opposed Mosque

“Being served with a Federal Court Subpoena to turn over all my personal communications including voicemails, social media, emails, notes wherein I make any mention of anything having to do with Islam is an absolute violation of my First Amendment rights. I was a citizen exercising my right to attend public planning board meetings about a land use application that affected my community.”

Lefties are hostile to the whole concept of western civilization. The reason for that is pretty opaque, but I’d bet it has to do with mommy and daddy issues.

 

Speaking of lefty enclaves committing suicide, Illinois is pretty darn transparent.

Moody’s Investors Service warned Illinois politicians on March 30 that the state has reached an “inflection point.” Previously, the credit rating agency’s analysis indicated that Illinois’ economic deterioration is pushing the state toward an economic death spiral.

Any compromise budget – such as the Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” – that increases the burden on Illinoisans or perpetuates the state’s broken pension system will only hasten the state along the path of Moody’s forewarned downward economic spiral.

We’ve been watching this, Illinois was behind California on this but they’re pulling even.

The only question is which Republican our fine media betters will blame for this.

 

Now that Obama is gone, you know who’s the most transparent?  Minitrue! Some lefties decided to Protest Ivanka Trump at her home.

The second-richest man in the world got a taste of his “Democracy Dies in Darkness” politics last night as hundreds of gay protesters hit the streets near his mansion in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, which is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world…

As of 9:30 a.m., his newspaper — the Washington Post — had not reported on the event, which had been planned and publicized for weeks…

Sometimes they get bored with lies of commission and get into some omission.

Notice the last part of that sentence, “planned and publicized for weeks.”, which, transparently, led to this.

But she and her family were in New York, visiting her in-laws for the first birthday of her youngest child.

Gee, it was publicized for weeks. I wonder why Ivanka Trump decided to not be home?

 

 

As I said, minitrue is the most transparent. They’re utterly easy to figure out.

Who owns the truth?” was about the Rathergate episode: how we and others exposed 60 Minutes’ attempt to swing the 2004 presidential election to Democrat John Kerry by publishing lies–fake news, one could say–about President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

I remember the Time cover collage very well, because I am in it. The photo in the lower left was taken in the loft of my house. That is Scott Johnson sitting with his back to the camera, and my left foot is barely visible next to the chair to his right.

They’ve only gotten worse since then.

The Rathergate thing was awesome to see in real time. Some commenter at Free Republic was on the ball right away then Powerline, BillinDC and Charles Johnson tore into that transparently dishonest ‘memo’. CJ actually had the best deal, this gif that shows the ‘difference’ between a memo made on Microsoft Office in default, memo setting and a memo ostensibly typed on an old typewriter.

 

I learned all sorts of new words like, “Kerning” and “Dan Rather is a fucking liar”.

Well, more the first one than the last few.

 

This is transparent, but of what is sorta opaque.

When it comes to internet trolls, online harassment and fake news, there’s not a lot of light at the end of the online tunnel. And things are probably going to get darker.

Just so you know, they’re not talking about the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. putting out fake news, they’re talking about me.

This is the bit that makes me laugh.

Researchers at the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center asked 1,537 scholars and technologists what they think the future of the Internet

Ooooohhhhh, scholars and technologists! Cuz scholars are always right and technologists are the ones to ask about a primarily psychological issue!!!!

Specifically, the survey asked: “In the next decade, will public discourse online become more or less shaped by bad actors, harassment, trolls, and an overall tone of griping, distrust, and disgust?”

Forty-two percent of respondents think the internet will stay about the same over the next 10 years, while 39 percent said they expect discourse to get even more hostile. Only 19 percent predicted any sort of decline in abuse and harassment.

 

Stupid question, stupid study, stupid newspaper article, stupid 19%, unless someone develops a dueling app that actually works abuse and harassment are not going to decline. Ever.

But I clicked and that’s what they wanted so they accomplished what they wanted. Don’t click for transparent linkbaiters!

 

Let’s end on the Transparent Media and Democratic party (BIRM) and how they make and push fake news….lies.

Pipelines Back In Business

Posted: January 24, 2017 by Moron Pundit in News, Uncategorized, Win!

That was quick.

He is stipulating that the builders use only U.S. sourced steel in the construction which, I believe, he can’t actually enforce.

But I am pretty certain the builders will do it anyway just to play nice with the guy that put them back in business.

Trump sure does move fast.  Almost like a businessman cleaning up a newly acquired property.

Strange.

Three Down – Hundreds to Go

Posted: January 23, 2017 by Moron Pundit in News, Uncategorized

There are rumors that Trump will try to do something I’ve don’t think I’ve ever seen a President do.

Shut down an agency.

Actually, THREE.

The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday.

Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, making up a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than $1 trillion a year from the federal budget.

It’s a rounding error monetarily but it would be nice to see the government get smaller for once.

Important, Above The Fold, Depressing Update.

Steven Den Beste died.

For those who don’t know him, his USS Clueless was the most informative read on the tubes in the early days of the tubes. He had long, long posts that explained the science, engineering and history of how we got where we are.

They were long and meticulously researched. People who hated him wouldn’t be able to dispute what he wrote so they would say stupid shit like, “King Henry VIII didn’t have a long beard, it was short!!!!!!!”, you know, typical intertubes bs from losers who are angry you’ve burst their bubble.

His green energy posts were required reading for anybody wishing to debunk all the stupidity around windmills and solar panels and other idiocies we’ve been subsidizing forever. That link says his archives are gone, one of the commenters claims to have them so maybe we’ll see them online again.

He got burned out and turned to anime as Chizumatic, but he still did the occasional post on stuff he used to do.

How important was he to the early blogosphere?

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Notice the puppy blender is “Free Traffic”, but USS Clueless was Broadway, the most valuable piece of real estate in the blogosphere.

 

Now back to our post, pretend the first thing really is first. I know I wish it still was. Steven will be missed.

 

First thing, a gang of ‘youths’in flash gangs attacked college students in Philly in multiple incidents, including young Mongo punching a horse. Really, dude punched a police horse.

Let’s look at 5 articles on the incidents.

Two incidents, “not related”, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, 150 in flash gangs, no identifying of the perpetrators.

4 Arrested, no identifying of the perps.

This one is funny, the headline says, “dozens arrested” but the body says, “handful arrested”. So which is it? No description of the perpetrators.

Flash gangs, description of injuries, 15 and 17 year olds arrested, kids are black.

a 15-year-old male was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a Temple Police officer along the 1900 block of N. Broad Street.

According to police, the officer, who police did not identify on Monday, approached the juvenile when she spotted him throwing rocks at cars along the 1600 block of N. Broad Street.

With this video.

 

Now, normally Shep Smith loves him any story with video, but not this one.

If it had been a gang of white kids attacking Howard University, everything we’d see today on TV would be about how Trump’s rhetoric caused these racist white folks to attack Howard.

But since it’s a gang of more than 100 black kids attacking white people in response to Obama’s and Hillary!’s rhetoric and minitrue’s egging on, not a blessed thing.

Our fine media betters, making us “safer” and “safer”.

 

Other thing, Walking Dead stuff below the fold. No direct spoilers, but lots of peripheral ones.

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Even when stipulated that less revenues will come in, he wants higher taxes for purposes of “fairness”.

In attempting to write about the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice incidents, the apparent futility of conservative blogging has once again caused me overwhelming despair.

As it concerns the death-by-cop incidents, the post-factual nature of our political discourse becomes palpable. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” is an utter fabrication, exposed as a lie by overwhelming physical evidence and the preponderance of eye-witness testimony, such that no charges were brought by a grand jury against the officer.

There’s much more room for concern in the Garner and Rice cases, but the public backlash in these three cases seems inversely proportionate to the evidence of police wrongdoing. (How many of you are going to Google “Tamir Rice” now?) But the incident drawing the most ire, the Michael Brown shooting, is the one with the least genuine merit – nil by my reckoning.

Presented with the futility of attempting to dislodge an erroneous belief from the public consciousness, one recalls the many other instances of valiant but Sisyphean work by conservative and libertarian bloggers. Whether it is the exposure of the IRS criminality, or the Gosnell little abortion shop of horrors, or the Jonathan Gruber recordings, nothing seems to stick or matter. Obama’s even back to funding ACORN as health insurance navigators.

I will from time to time find cause to write, but for now I expect the sparseness of my motivation to continue. In a world where facts don’t matter, there’s little reason to discuss facts.

RIP Joe Cocker

Posted: December 23, 2014 by socklessjoe in Brevity etc., News, Random Crap, Teh Funneh

Better a late memorial than none at all.

A classic “misheard lyrics” video. Though honestly I think a few of these might actually be correct. Also, I concur with the sentiment about probiotics.