We now continue this clash of anti-civilizations with a brand new cadillac of revolution rock. What’s my name? Call me Caitlyn, bitch.
That appears to have been Obama’s message to the epicene pageboys in our nominally opposition party. Republicans who used Barry as a foil to extract the votes of perpetually gulled conservatives are now taking a more comfortable position kneeling betwixt parted thighs. Enjoy the headline:
Obama and his GOP allies launch big effort to win trade fight in the House
Obama’s GOP allies. Lover’s rock.
President Obama opened an intense final round of lobbying to win support for his sweeping Pacific Rim trade accord ahead of a crucial vote in the House as soon as next week, expressing confidence that he will overcome deepening skepticism among fellow Democrats.
Obama is asking them to support legislation, approved by the Senate last month, that would grant him fast-track authority to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation pact that the president has called central to his second-term agenda.
In a sign of how high the stakes have become, the White House was coordinating its efforts with House Republican leaders, who are in rare agreement with Obama and are canvassing for as many votes as possible from their caucus to ensure a buffer if the president is unable to win much support from his party.
I recall the passage of NAFTA, and Ross Perot’s widely derided prediction of its musical score.
We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It’s pretty simple: If you’re paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor,…have no health care—that’s the most expensive single element in making a car— have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don’t care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south.
…when Mexico’s jobs come up from a dollar an hour to six dollars an hour, and ours go down to six dollars an hour, and then it’s leveled again. But in the meantime, you’ve wrecked the country with these kinds of deals.
Fortunately the public was too shrewd for that charade and NAFTA became law. Strangely though the sucking sound has become omnidirectional. Other countries suck American jobs and Americans suck immigrants (in manners manifold). But suffering stagnant wages or job loss as your previously high social-capital neighborhood becomes a barrio is of little concern to those cloistered within gated encampments. Because lower corporate COGS and higher revenue growth means Jr. can be shuttled to spacecamp for the entire summer. This so a flush executive can enjoy the simple pleasure of rutting his mid-20s mistress on the hood of an S-Class in privacy. For Christ-sakes, is that too much to ask?
Either way, we’ve a bit more to ask in addition. Because just as bonuses don’t pay themselves, neither do Spanish bombs simply jump out of bay doors. It all needs a push. And that’s where Republicans like Lindsey Graham come in.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Adelson) told Americans on Thursday not to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election if they are worn out by war.
The 2016 GOP presidential candidate appeared on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends,” where co-host Steve Doocy questioned his past war hawk rhetoric.
“It’s a tough message,” he told Graham. “A lot of people are just worn out by war.”
“Well, don’t vote for me,” the Republican senator responded. “Don’t vote for me, because I’m telling you what’s coming: Barack Obama’s policies leading from behind are going to allow another 9/11.”
“[ISIS] is large, rich and entrenched,” he added, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “If I’m president they will be poor, small and on the run.”
Graham also said that U.S. ground forces were necessary for defeating ISIS before they could reach targets on American soil.
“I’m trying to tell the American people and the Republican primary voter — the only way I know to defend this country is to send some of us back to Iraq and eventually to Syria to dig these guys out of the ground, destroy the Caliphate, kill as many of them as you can, hold territory and help people over there help themselves,” he said.
That’s a novel approach, senator. We should try that. Commit to an Iraqi ground invasion, pulverize anything that ululates, hold territory and help the people to help themselves. An unprecedented strategy.
Though what if the people want to help themselves by detonating our unwelcome occupation force?
Then we help other people kill the people we previously helped kill the people we helped before that. This isn’t rocket surgery, Poindexter.
Understood. But to the end of keeping ISIS off American soil, how about a national-defense based immigration moratorium?
Fair enough. But as President would you commit to ground invasions of a recalcitrant Russia and China also?
It’s morbidly fascinating to observe the republican gambit for power. Democrats meticulously cultivate both voters and sponsors for their anti-white image/platform. Republicans, in contrast, seem to completely eschew the inclinations of constituents in strict favor of capital interests. It’s very much a If you buy them, they will come strategy of vote harvesting. And one that may seem structurally flawed until you contemplate the fact that John McCain has been a US senator for 28 years.
But complete control is not merely a function of keeping war fanatics on the public dole deep into their dotage. No, it’s much more about Democrats and Republicans setting differences aside and uniting for the good of the country. What country, you might wonder? The only one that matters.
Sheldon Adelson To Host Secret Anti-BDS Summit for Jewish Donors
Leading Jewish mega-donors have summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to establish, and fund, successful strategies for countering the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses.
The meeting, taking place this weekend, will be hosted by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and was organized by several other top Jewish funders, including Hollywood entertainment mogul Haim Saban, Israeli-born real-estate developer Adam Milstein and Canadian businesswoman Heather Reisman.
The planned Vegas summit marks a shift in approach on the issue of anti-Israel activity on college campuses, whose growth in recent years has captured a top spot on the Jewish communal agenda, The initiative, in this case, did not come from students on the ground, nor did it emerge from work of the many organizations involved in pro-Israel activism on campus. Instead, it is an idea coming from wealthy Jewish philanthropists who have decided to take action. Their communiqués to Jewish groups invite them to come and brainstorm with them during a weekend gathering at the Venetian, Adelson’s luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Saban, a Los Angeles billionaire who is also a major Democratic donor with close ties to the Clintons, has been discussing the idea for more than a year, one source with firsthand information of the initiative said. Saban has spoken to Israeli officials, including the former ambassador to Washington Michael Oren and top officials in the Israeli foreign ministry, about setting up a special task force to deal with increased calls on campuses to adopt measures of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, measures commonly referred to as BDS.
All Jewish organizations contacted by the Forward declined to speak on record, citing the request of organizers to keep the gathering away from the public eye.
The purpose, an official with one of the groups invited said, was to “find the best strategies” for countering campus anti-Israel campaigns and to “make sure there is funding” for those programs. However, groups were not asked to prepare a pitch to present to the panel of Jewish mega-donors.
Another official explained that the request for secrecy was “reasonable” because “it makes sense not to have the public in the room when you sit with funders to set priorities.”
These liberal campus golems are getting entirely too fractious. It’s almost as if a patriotic Israeli-American has to repeat the same point over and over: “Nationalism for me, not for thee!”
Though you must concede the necessity of secrecy. When actions become this overt, it makes sense not to attract the attention of too many dull, bovine stares. For that is the soil in which inopportune ideas may flourish. One of those being the completely erroneous notion that the only item of disagreement between so-called conservative and liberal jews is what exactly is best for the jews. The entire sordid enterprise reminds me of the collusion between tsunami donors like liberal Fred Eychaner and conservative Robert Mercer. These not-quite dual loyalists conspire with other Euro-gentiles to funnel obscene amounts of American wealth and resources to Denmark while shielding that shitty little country from all domestic criticism. So often we learn to our misery: Once you have paid him the Danegeld, you never get rid of the Dane. Perhaps that maxim has other national applications as well.
And while it’s heartening to note all of this same-semitic affection, there are also darker sentiments blossoming in the loam. Though in this case the acrimony is directed toward the proper recipients…I think you and Mr. Saban know who I’m talking about. Hateful.
Professor blasts whites on social media
Memphis University professor Dr. Zandria Robinson has consistently directed Facebook and Twitter posts at white students and professors. In one November 2014 Facebook post, Dr. Robinson even threatened any white students who dared to say—or even think—that black students were given preferential treatment when applying to graduate schools.
“It is graduate school application season again and it has come to my attention—again—that some white students believe that students of color will simply get into graduate programs because they are racial or ethnic minorities,” Robinson’s post begins.
Robinson proceeds to denounce this as a “gotdamn [sic] lie,” before declaring that “[s]tudents of color applying to graduate schools are always already exceptional because of the various structural hurdles they leapt to get out of college, take the GRE and apply, etc.”
Robinson says applying to graduate school isn’t exceptional for white students “because they have white privilege.”
Right. The idea that receiving racial preference grants an accommodation to ‘tudents of color is a got-damn lie. Though the notion that this woman is employed as a university professor apparently is not. Let’s see what additional hurdles she’s been leapting…
Most graduate schools, Robinson continued, will only give three spots to students of color, “if they [sic] radical.” According to Dr. Robinson, it is actually “mediocre and undeserving” white students who “are most likely taking a better equipped student of color’s spot.”
“SO DON’T YOU EVER LET ME HEAR TELL OF YOU PERPETUATING THESE RACIST LIES AGAIN. NOT EVEN IN YOUR HEAD. NOT EVEN IN JEST,” Robinson warned. “Because if you do I will come for you. And I will do so in public.”
Exactly bigots. NO PERPETUATING RACIST LIES. But purely for the sake of Dr. Robinson’s dialectricals, let me hear tell of you about her twitter profile description:
Dirty South black feminist sociologist. Zora-type ethnographer. Some babies’ mama. Prof Negressdamus. Norf(sic) Memphis Teacake’s wife. Never in no particular order.
In a March, 2015 post on the blog Conditionally Accepted, Robinson dismissed most graduate programs as being located in “White Mayo Bumfuckery Township” or “Whiteheterolandia.”
Similarly, in a tweet that same month, she declared that she doesn’t want her daughter “ in school with snotty privileged whites.”
That’s a sentiment fulsomely requited. And while explicit antipathy toward whites is de rigueur among chichi intralectuals like Robinson, it is typically articulated in less earthy form. A fact that can’t escape the awkward notice of Memphis University President David Rudd. Penning paeans to white disembowelment is the reason for which public university professors are paid. But the veneer of academia demands a certain elegance of construction. That Tennessee taxpayers are subsidizing this sort of screech-rap under the baobab tree has to be considered injurious to that institution’s reputation for African scholarship. I’m so perturbed by the absence of rigor that I dug for this disclaimer on the Memphis U website:
The University of Memphis does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Memphis.
Good. So who do I need to contact about Dr. Robinson’s statements?
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Latosha Dexter, Interim Director for Institutional Equity
Now I recall why all those men died on Omaha.