Thursday, July 19, 2018

FPM Officially Jumps the Shark (Or In This Case the Trump) With This One

In what alternate universe has "Trump stood up to Putin"?

More to the point, in what alternate universe could that be an actual perception?

Two Solitudes

The two are comprised of American Jews and Israel's Jews.

The Canadian Jewish News Targets Pro-Israel, Right Wing "Never Again Group"

Behold, the CJN's hard-hitting piece on what it claims is a dangerous "racist"/"Islamophobic" entity.

Behold, too, my comment:
In light of, and as a balance to, this article, I eagerly await the CJN's exposé of the CBC's inherent anti-Israel animus/bias.
Eagerly and, as I am well aware, in vain. 

Can You Guess the Source of This Summary?

It's a rundown of Trump's recent ego 'n' ignorance-driven wrong-headedness:
To sum up: Trump disagreed with nearly all of the House and Senate on how much control he should have over Russia sanctions. He disagreed with modern economic practice when he openly welcomed a trade war with China and hiked tariffs even on friendly, free-trading nations: mercantilist nonsense whose heyday was two centuries ago. He buddied up with Kim and accepted his vague intentions prima facie amid calls for prudence; he legitimized the denials of Vladimir Putin although his government has concluded and insisted that the neo-dictator’s regime meddled and continues to try meddling in American elections.
So where do you think it's from?

TIME? The Nation? Harper's? Some other mainstream, left-of-center publication?

Nope.

It's from the very conservative Weekly Standard

Melanie Phillips: "Victim Culture Is Innately Anti-Jewish. But Victim Culture Lies At the Very Heart of Progressive Left-Wing Thinking"

So true. And yet, something that is rarely articulated, much less acknowledged.

Update: Labour Leader Corbyn Under Fire from His Own Party, Rabbis for Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Authoritarian's Apprentice?

I see that, despite Trump's obvious shortcomings (to put it mildly), the pundits over at FrontPage Magazine continue to swoon over their POTUS. Thankfully, however, there are a few conservatives who would sooner barf at than swoon over Trump's embarrassing and dangerous antics. Anthony Furey, for one, is no fan of the man's Helsinki hustle; of how, for reasons known only to himself, Trump humbled himself "in the presence of Putin."

I'm with Furey on that one. The result of which is this letter to the Toronto Sun's editor:
In the reality TV show that is currently underway on the global stage, Vladimir Putin has been cast as mob boss Tony Soprano.  
As for Donald Trump: he, alas, has willingly cast himself in the lesser role of Tony's flabby, deferential sidekick, Big Pussy. 
And if Trump isn't careful, his political career may end up sharing the same fate as that character and "swim with the fishes."
Image result for tony soprano and big pussy




Monday, July 16, 2018

"At What Point Do We Hold Russia and Putin Accountable?"

Great question. We know, however, that with a Putin-besotted Trump at the helm, the answer to that is an emphatic "never!"

And for the record--and until/unless more concrete evidence comes to light--I don't believe there was any collusion between Trump and Putin in '16; the Russian despot, who admitted during today's presser that he wanted Trump to win, didn't have to collude with him. All Putin had to do was mess with the U.S. election sans collusion, which appears to be exactly what happened.

To be clear: I was disgusted when Barack Obama sucked up to the likes of Iran's Grandiose Ayatollah. I am equally--if not more--disgusted by the sight of an American president abasing himself, and by extension the USA, before Putin, a revolting, irredeemable thug.



Update: High fives to those on the right, including many at Fox News, Trump's mothership, who have had the courage to speak truth to power.


Update: Then again, some on the right are so completely in the tank for Trump that they don't even know that they're drowning.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trump's Tactic: Accentuate the Negative

Trump says he has "low expectations" re his meeting tomorrow with Putin and, whadya know?, I feel a song coming on:

Next time you wait 
To "make America great"
Take a look at your fate
'Fore it's too late.

Just what makes that puffy old dude
Want to schmooze a despot who's shrewd?
Everyone knows with shrewd dude
Puffy will get screwed.

And he's got low hopes.
He's got low hopes.
He's got low/a tale of woe/soften the blow hopes.
So anytime you're thinkin'
To link in Helsinki
Just remember that dude.
Whoops, there goes another Yank gettin' screwed...