Friday, December 19, 2014

America F*CK YEAH! Team America Movie Pulled as Panic Grips Nation

The increasingly bizarre story of the terrorist threats against movie theaters showing the now effectively banned film The Interview continues. Shortly after the movie – which depicts the assassination of loony North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was pulled from distribution the 2004 flick Team America: World Police was also yanked. The stomping on the latter, which a few theaters chose to show in place of  The Interview is notable because the movie has been out for ten years now and is widely available on DVD and streaming video. It is typical in the land of fear that is post September 11, 2001 America that such overreactions so often occur. The federal government has battered the populace into a quivering mass of jelly in order to justify their gutting of the Constitution and aiding and abetting the creation of a massive and lucrative surveillance industrial complex.

While the terrorist threats against theaters were never really substantiated outside of inferences by the lie factory that is the US government that North Korea -and now Iran, China and Russia according to a FOX exclusive- (har har) were behind them, The Interview movie has now been pretty much permanently shelved by Sony but the movie likely would have been a disaster anyway. This would seem to be not only caving in to the “terrorists” but also setting a precedent that any borderline whacko group can bring American business to a screeching halt. The new era of cyber-warfare has now officially begun with the Sony hacking being the first shot. Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says as much with his damning comments from a CNN op-ed entitled “America lost the cyberwar over Sony: Now what?”:

No one should underestimate the historic importance of the North Korean cyberwar against America and the collapse of American defenses in the Sony Pictures attack.

This was not some amusing pop culture event in which a few "hackers" played games with celebrities.

This was not an entertaining series of embarrassing leaks that allowed us to learn how viciously and nastily some senior Hollywood bosses write about famous movie stars in internal emails.

This was a deliberate assault on sovereign American soil against an American company, costing it millions of dollars in direct damages and hundreds of millions in reputational damages while blocking most of its employees from using their internal systems to get routine work done.
This was a threatened physical assault against moviegoers and movie theaters nationwide if they ignored the cyberattack and dared to laugh at the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Some commentators criticized the movie theaters for their "cowardice" in not standing up to the threats. Others criticized the rest of the movie industry for not coming to the defense of Sony.

The column is vintage Gingrich and is chock full of the type of bombastic rhetoric that the former Speaker of the House always whips around like shovels of bloody red meat. While what Gingrich seems to be calling for are even more Draconian forms of a big government surveillance state - and a chilling smackdown of critics of censorship- he does have one thing dead right. If the North Korean regime is behind the Sony hacking as well as the threats against movie theaters then America has indeed lost the first cyber-war. Gingrich is as full of shit as anyone in this country but you have begrudgingly give him credit on this one even if it is drenched in a trough of fascist pigshit. 

This is what happens when the NSA is more interested in spying and data-mining every detail on millions of loyal, law-abiding American citizens instead of defending against foreign threats. Perhaps Obama’s Stasi should have spent less time filling that massive data storage facility out in Utah and more time focusing on defending those American companies that Gingrich is wailing about. Never mind that Sony America is a subsidiary of a Japanese corporation but hey, like Bluto in Animal House why stop him when he is on a roll. 

Give the media credit for getting The Interview and Team America effectively banned in a blow to freedom of speech and expression. The sleazy 24/7 cable driven news cycle and the armies of talking heads and big-haired bimbos staring into teleprompters are great at scaring the bejesus out of the sheeple. Quite frankly, at the end of the day their very jobs depend on it and they understand that. Americans must have whiplash from the onslaught of hyped up “terrorist” threats and dread that they are subjected to by the government, former government figures now making their coin as “experts” (like Newt Gingrich) and a propaganda machine that would make Joseph Goebbels himself proud.

It is almost like the mainstream media acts as a public relations front for any and all anti-American groups - ISIS for example - and is able to spread their hateful messages far more effectively than the groups themselves ever could. The P.R. is all free of charge too and arguably only serves to enable a continuation of threats and beheadings given the saturation coverage they are given.

Fear is home for Christmas. America F*CK YEAH!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Surveillance Blimps are Big Brother's Eye in the Sky

The laundry list of gross injustices that have been perpetrated upon the American people by Emperor Barack Obama is long and growing by the day. While most of the sound and fury will be directed at Dear Leader’s stunning surprise 'normalization' of relations with Cuba the corrupt media continues to ignore the most enduring damage of all. That would be the vast expansion of the surveillance state under the Obama regime.

The NSA Stasi has engaged in an unprecedented attack on civil liberties and privacy rights by conducting warrantless spying and data-mining on millions of law-abiding American citizens. The mass surveillance should be as much as an outrage as Obama’s use of the IRS to go after political enemies and both are common traits of a totalitarian fascist state. Go and read up on some accounts of Stalin's Russia in the early years, the similarities are downright eerie.

Now get ready for Big Brother’s eye in the sky with the rollout of giant surveillance blimps in the domestic United States. As reported by the website The Intercept in a story entitled “Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch Over Maryland”:

In just a few days, the Army will launch the first of two massive blimps over Maryland, the last gasp of an 18-year-long $2.8-billion Army project intended to use giant airships to defend against cruise missiles.

And while the blimps may never stave off a barrage of enemy missiles, their ability to spot and track cars, trucks and boats hundreds of miles away is raising serious privacy concerns.

The project is called JLENS – or “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.” And you couldn’t come up with a better metaphor for wildly inflated defense contracts, a ponderous Pentagon bureaucracy, and the U.S. surveillance leviathan all in one.

Built by the Raytheon Company, the JLENS blimps operate as a pair. One provides omnipresent high-resolution 360-degree radar coverage up to 340 miles in any direction; the other can focus on specific threats and provide targeting information.

Technically considered aerostats, since they are tethered to mooring stations, these lighter-than-air vehicles will hover at a height of 10,000 feet just off Interstate 95, about 45 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and about 20 miles from Baltimore. That means they can watch what’s happening from North Carolina to Boston, or an area the size of Texas.

The JLENS program is the latest expansion of the high-tech Orwellian surveillance state and as it has been since the government went totally rogue after September 11, 2001 the two things that are certain is that there will be no oversight and it will all be top secret. The Army Times confirms the launching of the spy blimps in an AP story from their website “Army's blimp-like airships get East Coast test” which quotes Major General Glen Bramhall who is commander of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense. The General offers the reassuring words that: "the mission is not to spy on U.S. citizens. It is not designed for that".  Considering the information already available about NSA-FBI surveillance programs I would no sooner believe General Bramhall than I would buy a used car from former NSA boss Keith Alexander or any other of the big government apparatchik.

It has taken many years but it is now clear that George Orwell was an optimist.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Harvard Professor's Jihad Against Chinese Restaurant Over $4 Backfires

One reason why America is going to hell in a bucket is that the political establishment is jam-packed with Ivy League snobs who look down on ordinary citizens. The two centers of power in the USA, Wall Street and Washington D.C. are filled with graduates of elitist asshole factories like Harvard, Princeton and Yale who revel in their superiority. Big egos with pedigrees always know better than the unwashed  rabble and never refrain from shouting it from the mountaintops and even worse – implementing policy. Such people are responsible for the squandering of America’s credibility, a loss of morality, endless bankrupting wars, a financial system that is a total scam and unable to  function without government support and the creeping fascist state. 

Not all Ivy League products are able to make it to the big time and they walk among us. They have no less sense of entitlement and over-inflated sense of self-importance though and some may be a bit bitter that they didn’t make the cut to enter the halls of power. An example of such jackassery has been getting attention lately in the case of Ben Edelman who is an associate professor at Harvard Business School.  Mr. Edelman – who can’t be lacking in dough – went completely batshit after realizing that he had been overcharged a measly four dollars by a local Chinese eatery.

Last week, Edelman ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food from Sichuan Garden’s Brookline Village location.

Edelman soon came to the horrifying realization that he had been overcharged. By a total of $4.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a Harvard Business School professor thinks a family-run Chinese restaurant screwed him out of $4, you’re about to find out.

(Hint: It involves invocation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute and multiple threats of legal action.)

The story shows a series of emails between Edelman and the proprietor Ran Duan who was featured in stories in Boston Magazine and GQ and seems to be a great example of an immigrant who did it the right way. It seems that the egomaniac Edelman bit off more than he could chew as the story went viral, appearing on such varied websites as CNN,  Fox NewsCNBCThe GuardianThe Washington TimesGawkerInfowarsRaw Story and dozens of others. It seems like there is actually one thing that does unite Americans these days and it is a loathing of elitists getting over on the besieged working folks.
Edelman's idiotic overreaction also sparked a social media barrage and like most bullies the pride of Harvard backed down. Seems like the publicity over his tantrum may not have been good for business (he moonlights as an attorney) and he apologized. As the Washington Post reports "Harvard Business School professor apologizes for e-mail rant over a $4 overcharge":

After having seen the matter referred to the court of public opinion, where he has not fared particularly well, Edelman now says he’s sorry for the hubbub.

In an apology  posted Wednesday afternoon on his Web site, Edelman wrote: “Having reflected on my interaction with Ran, including what I said and how I said it, it’s clear that I was very much out of line. I aspire to act with great respect and humility in dealing with others, no matter what the situation. Clearly I failed to do so. I am sorry, and I intend to do better in the future.”

Edelman, who is an attorney in addition to a professor, said that he’s reached out to Duan and plans to personally apologize to him.

Score one for small business owners as well as against those once referred to by Spiro Agnew as an "effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals". The trouble may not be over for Edelman though, a new story at, "There’s More: Edelman Did This Before, And Worse" shows that the man may have quite a history of such harassing behavior.

By the way, it is no coincidence that the biggest asshole in America is a Harvard Law School product. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CNN Loses Nearly 300 Pounds of Ugly Fat

CNN, America’s self-proclaimed “most trusted” name in news has just lost approximately 300 pounds of ugly fat now that Candy Crowley is departing. In a Friday announcement, network boss Jeff Zucker confirmed via an internal memo that the hostess with the mostest is moving on. Crowley has been a fixture at CNN for years and was the network’s go to girl for all things political. The departure of Ms. Crowley leaves a gigantic hole in the Sunday morning masturbatory festival of the official government propaganda shows. Her finale will be today when she interviews former President George W. Bush. She is the second high profile celebrity to leave the Sunday bloviation circuit following the ouster of NBC’s uber-slimy David Gregory earlier this year.

As reported in a story on the  CNN website “Crowley to leave CNN after 27 years”:

CNN chief political correspondent and "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley is leaving the network, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a staff email Friday.

Zucker said Crowley "has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career. As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support."

Crowley, 65, joined CNN in 1987. Zucker said in 27 years with the network, Crowley had visited all 50 states and covered more than a dozen leading presidential contenders' campaigns -- from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.

He called Crowley "one of the most important and impactful journalists on our air."

The insipid blathering sow will be remembered for the ire that she drew from Republicans after the 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  While acting as moderator during the nationally televised town hall style gabfest at New York’s Hoffstra University she inserted herself into the debate by bailing out Obama over the Benghazi embassy attack. It was a violation of the rules as well as an example of what happens when a celebrity pundit is allowed to act as a moderator, they sometimes can’t control themselves. Crowley hogged the post-debate coverage by becoming a bigger story than the event itself and Romney never recovered. Americans can however take solace in that Mitt would have been every bit Obama's equal in fucking the country up because unless you are a defender of the corrupt status quo you don't even get a seat at the table in the U$A.

Fellow CNN celebrity pundit Dana Bash bemoaned the loss of Crowley who she called the “soul of CNN”. The network has yet to announce a replacement, in particular for the State of the Union gig but have no doubt that they will have no problem in dredging up another hack. Perhaps they will give Jon Stewart a call since a good portion of America seems to place an inordinate amount of faith in clowns spoon-feeding them their McNews nuggets.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Nauseating Hillary Clinton 2016 Country Western Video

Give one thing to the Hillary Clinton political machine, it is not about to make the mistake that Barack Obama did back in 2008 when he spoke of the “bitter” people who cling to their guns and religion. With that one statement, then candidate Obama immediately managed to piss off a critical demographic and he would never be forgiven by them for it. Mrs. Clinton, a woman who would sell her newborn grandchild’s soul to Satan for the chance sit upon the throne in the Oval Office is not about to make the same mistake. One of the many arms of the Clinton octopus, a super PAC called “Stand with Hillary” has released a country music video that is drawing attention for all of the wrong reasons.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire in a blog entry entitled “Is it possible to build a case for a Hillary Clinton presidency in a country music video?”:

A new pro-Clinton super PAC called “Stand with Hillary” has given it a try, releasing a song Thursday that seems to target the white, male voters whom Democrats had great trouble attracting in the midterm elections last month.

In the video, the singer is a bearded young man in jeans, boots and a cowboy hat who is hankering to vote for Mrs. Clinton in the 2016 presidential election

“She’s a mother, a daughter and, through it all, she’s a loving wife,” he croons. “…And now, it’s 2016, and this time I’m a-thinking, guys, put your boots on and let’s smash this ceiling … .”

With that, he takes a sledgehammer to a sheet of glass (a symbol of the glass ceiling), having traded the cowboy hat for a hard hat.

Daniel Chavez, chairman of Stand with Hillary, says the group plans on releasing more videos in the coming months One will be aimed at young voters, another at Latino working class voters, he says. All are part of an electoral coalition that Mrs. Clinton will need to capture if she decides to enter the race.

Explaining the video, Mr. Chavez said: “This is a man encouraging other men to support the women in their lives – and their efforts to support Hillary.”

The big problem with the video - outside of the performer sucking out loud - is that it reveals that there is no depth that the Hillary Clinton propagandists won’t sink to. It really shows the level of contempt that the Clintons have for the intelligence of the average voter which while not much to brag about in most cases, is good enough to easily see through such transparently cynical horseshit like this. I probably give them too much credit but "bitter" people as Obama once described them have only one thing that is more dear and precious to their hearts than guns and God and that is racism. Once the Negro has exited the WHITE House they just may fall for Hillary's bullshit. Especially if the Republicans have no alternative outside of the gaggle of pathetic ass-clowns that they are now culling through for a candidate. 

The dude isn’t going to win any Grammy’s for it and I can hardly wait to see future videos targeting specific demographics that "Stand With Hillary" vows are forthcoming given the ridiculous hilarity of this one. It is so bad that it conjures up memories of one of the young Karl Rove's legendary dirty political tricks but the Clintons are just this slimy, it is their very nature.

Here is the link so go and check it out for yourself. Just be sure to have a barf bag nearby because it is truly gut-wrenching stuff.  For those who might actually dig it there is a free mp3 version if you sign up for the cause.