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More examples of why the Daily Fail is to competent journalism what Chris Christy is to honest politics

Bloged in Media Fails by Gutter Grunt Wednesday October 28, 2015 at about 9:00 am

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Cat fight’s a-comin’: Loretta Lynch is sorting out Hillary’s eMail problem

Bloged in America, Elections by Gutter Grunt Tuesday October 20, 2015 at about 12:56 pm
Part II of a two part series

Part I

The demotic term “cat-fight” sounds so sexist these days, but it is not used here in a demeaning way, quite the contrary, for I think it is important to emphasize that these are two very powerful women, and it is good that today it is not all that uncommon for women to wield such power.  I mean, I cannot think of too many instances in the history of our species where two such powerful women have squared off against each other.  What comes first to mind is Queen Elizabeth’s  “tiff” with Mary, Queen of Scots, which did not end well for Mary, who was beheaded in 1587 pursuant to the reluctant order of Elizabeth.  No eMails were involved in that case, of course, maybe because Mary had enough sense not to keep her server in her basement.  But, interestingly, missing letters and other “personal” correspondence played a major role in her fate.   

I hope that decades and centuries from now the look-back lesson from the Lynch-Clinton cat-fight will be a restatement of the lesson from the Elizabeth-Mary cat-fight: No woman and no man, no matter how powerful, is beyond the reach of an honest, principled person who has the power and the obligation to uphold the law.

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Here come Loretta!

Bloged in America, Elections by Gutter Grunt Monday October 19, 2015 at about 11:18 pm
Part I of a two part series

Back in August I almost put up a piece predicting that by the end of the year Hillary Clinton would not be in the running for the Democratic nomination. But I put it off on the tried and true principle that discretion is the better part of valor, thinking that if I was wrong, it would irreparably damage my unrivaled reputation among the four regular readers of this blog, all of whom are incarcerated in mental institutions with WiFi access in the padded rooms.

It’s mid-October now and a lot of things have changed: pumpkins are carved and lit; a dismal wintry drizzle has migrated into this southern border-area of the boreal forest, and the red-tails and barn swallows have migrated out; my washing machine spin-cycle has gone on the blink. But not much has changed in the HRC story, which is very significant in itself. Oh, yeah, Hil is screaming bloody murder about boner-for-a-brain Kevin McCarthy’s comment about the House Benghazi Committee being really just a $4.1M exercise in political marksmanship.  But with respect to Hil’s protestations, let me tell you something: Loretta Lynch couldn’t care less about what the Republicans’ motives are or were. I think now the time is ripe for the prediction I put on hold last August.

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Previously unseen deletion from the Obama “60 Minutes” interview with Steve Kroft

Bloged in Middle East, Israelis, America, Government screw-ups by Gutter Grunt Tuesday October 13, 2015 at about 4:51 pm


Rules?  Me?

NEWS FLASH !!!
From the LogoPhere News Room   

Unknown to most of our 4 regular readers, like all top news agencies LogoPhere has an anonymous source working inside the White House.  Ours is named Lamont Rufus Washington.  Lamont was nominated by President Barak Obama in 2009 and confirmed by Congress in 2014 as White House janitor-in-chief.  It was the first and last thing Obama and Congress ever agreed on. Lamont’s area of operation includes cleaning the presidential editing room where Obama personally edits the tapes of CBS “60 Minutes” interviews before they are aired.

Our anonymous source, Lamont, has just advised the LogoPhere staff – consisting entirely of me and Officer Pickles, my pot-bellied pig who answers the LogoPhere 911 hotline – that last night he recovered from the floor of the WH editing room a short section that was deleted from Steve Kroft’s interview with Barak Obama that aired on “60 Minutes” on Oct11.2015.

LogoPhere is now releasing a transcript of the part of the interview that the American people never saw.  [Cue: drum roll.]

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The GoI boys and their magic knife-tricks

Bloged in Israelis, Palestinians by Gutter Grunt Friday October 9, 2015 at about 11:21 pm


Image credit: Shaul Hanuka

Knives are high-profile in Palestine/Israel these days.  i-Jews are getting stabbed in retaliation for stabbing and shooting Palestinians; Palestinians are getting stabbed for stabbing i-Jews. It’s the Holy Land, in other words — cycle of love among the children of Abraham. 

Of course the i-Jews have the upper hand in I/P, because while the Palestinians are armed with nothing more than their shivs and rocks, the Government of Israel (GoI) bullies are armed with the best gear purchased by the American taxpayer — M-4’s, M-16’s, side arms, grenades, tanks, snipers, well … you know.  And the mayor of Jerusalem — who is a Jew, for some reason I don’t understand –  is urging all the i-Jews to put their pieces in their pockets when they leave home.  Like I say, the Holy Land. 

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Why Huffington Post ain’t worth the paper it’s written on: Reasons 1 - 3

Bloged in America, Media Fails, Elections by Gutter Grunt Thursday October 1, 2015 at about 12:06 pm

Huffington Post may lead the left wing blathering about Citizens United and they may cry “foul ball” on the mega-donations to Republicans from the Koch brothers or Sheldon Aldeson, but the sort of corporate contributions HP is making to Clinton’s campaign go far, far beyond the millions of dollars contributed by the likes of the Kochs or Aldeson.  HP is donating a Clinton ad campaign worth millions and millions to capture the hearts, minds, and votes of the country’s bimbo blondes, and I hope neither the irony nor the oxymoron of that assertion go unnoticed.

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