Wednesday, October 9, 2019


Ann's "No Roseanne, no ratings" went up Monday and she's right.  The show continues to tank.  Who wants to watch Sara Gilbert anyway?  That pinched face.  She's awful.

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    Sara Gilbert can only blame herself.  She bit the hand who fed her in the original Roseanne.  Now, she will reap what she traitorously sowed.

And speaking of awful, Ellen DeGeneres.  It wasn't Bully Boy Bush who was defedning her when she came out, it was people like you and me.  So, yes, we have every right to be outraged that she's boasting of her friendship with a homophobic president who destroyed many, many lives.


Salah Hassan was a journalist working in Iraq for Al Jazeera in 2003 when the U.S. military arrested him, took him to the Abu Ghraib prison, and tortured him. This happened because did his job well—he was quick to the scene after a roadside bomb attack in Diyala. As Hassan spent 48 days in detention without ever being charged, he said he was stripped naked, beaten, and dehumanized.
“During two months, torture took different forms, including undressing, being caged like animals, using dogs for intimidation, banning food and drinks, hand and foot cuffing, physical humiliation, sexual implications and many others,” Hassan said in remarks delivered to the United Nations in 2016. “My body was like a machine, responding to all external orders. The only part I owned was my brain, which could not [be] stopped by the black plastic bag they used to cover my head. The most important question to which I could find no answer at the time is: what is all this for?”
Hassan’s case was not an isolated incident. As illustrated in photos that have been publicly available for the last 15 years, detainees were attached to leashes, chained up in painful positions for hours, and sexually assaulted. One prisoner, Manadel al-Jamadi, was interrogated and tortured to death in November of 2003. U.S. personnel smiled and took photos with his corpse. President George W. Bush defended Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in May of that year (and again in 2015). “You are doing a superb job,” Bush said. “You are a strong secretary of defense. And our nation owes you a debt of gratitude.”
Years later, a report by the Senate Armed Services Committee revealed that in 2002 Rumsfeld approved of these interrogation tactics for use in Guantanamo Bay before they were used in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib. It was needless cruelty as part of a needless war, with a civilian death toll that will never be officially compiled, orchestrated by a president who conducted and enabled war crimes under the guise of defending freedom. So, truthfully, it’s a little annoying that you’re all getting on Ellen DeGeneres’s ass for taking in a football game with the guy in charge of all of it.

Ellen should be ashamed of herself.

Lastly, I just streamed BATWOMAN.  Ava and C.I. got it right in their review "TV: She owns the night," it's a great show.  I hope every episode won't have flashbacks, that got real old real quick on ARROW.  But this was a lively first episode and easily the best start of any CW superhero show.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you can stream it at THE CW for free or at HULU if you're a subscriber (if you're not a HULU subscriber, you may have to wait until next week -- but you can stream at THE CW right now).

Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"

Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  The destruction (attacking Iraqi protesters) like the stupidity (Tulsi Gabbard and Ellen DeGeneres) continues.

Starting with the topic of yesterday's snapshot, Ellen DeGeneres.  A community member e-mailed to note that she had to live with Don't Ask, Don't Tell while she was serving in Iraq.  She notes, "I'm not an Obama groupie, but if Ellen went to a football game with Mr. Obama, fine.  He was President when Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed.  Contrast that with the Bully Boy Bush who oversaw eight years of it.  And contrast that with do nothing Ellen.  She had a high profile and a daily talk show and she didn't do a damn thing to help Don't Ask, Don't Tell get overturned.  When it was overturned, she was quick to get her press agent to supply quotes to every outlet.  She was quick to play glory hog.  She had done nothing to help those of us who served -- gay or straight -- and she has done nothing to help the average American -- gay or straight.  Be kind?  She has a lot of rules about kindness that allow her to be kind to a War Criminal but none of her 'be kind' rules apply to the average person."  That member will be part of this week's roundtable for the gina & krista round-robin and we'll be addressing that topic and others.  (Inboxes Friday morning.)

Just Ellen Degeneres hanging out with her buddy George W. Bush who slaughtered over a million human beings by launching an illegal war against on a pack of lies. How adorable.

In the most ridiculous (or whorish? maybe she wants to be on Ellen's show?) moments around this, 1% candidate Tulsi Gabbard Tweeted and was Tweeted back.

. msg of being kind to ALL is so needed right now. Enough with the divisiveness. We can’t let politics tear us apart. There are things we will disagree on strongly, and things we agree on — let’s treat each other with respect, aloha, & work together for the people.


Jesus Christ.

  • Lmao the anti-war candidate!

  • Thoughts & Prayers for Mr. Michael Tracey 🥴

  • Something tells me will pretend he didnt see this.

  • Wonder how hard 's stomach hurts.

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  • Lol my thoughts exactly

  • Dude, what has happened to Tulsi. Thought she was a progressive. Backing off M4A and now not standing true on the one thing that is HER issue of unjust wars. This and Yang saying Dr. Oz helped people understand health.... I'm done with them both.

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  • Honestly, I thought you'd be less charitable to the man who tricked you into going to war.

  • It makes me wonder, as do many things she says, whether she is being honest.  I'm leaning more and more heavily towards: "no, no she isn't."

  • I like Tulsi. I don't love her take on this. Maybe she thinks this is a stance against cancel culture. I disagree with that.

  • It was the CUFI appearance earlier this year, and her endearing welcome to Modi that caused me to stop confusing my desired perception of Tulsi with what seems to be the person she is unfolding before us.

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  • Let's all be nice to mass murderers, guys!

    Tell that to the survivors of the one million dead still awaiting justice.

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  • Love you Tulsi & everything you spread in the name of aloha. Yes we should be kind to people we disagree with but there’s a line to be drawn. A lot of us who’ve seen the suffering with NO accountability, understand there must be a limit. War crimes are those limits.

  • The man is a war criminal and she wants us to forgive and be civil with him. I just don’t know how she make make it I CANT

  • I’m not surprised. She’s about taking to everyone even those we hate. I get her ideology is strong on that, I don’t agree with it. But Bush is an ex US POTUS, he’s not been held accountable and he should. We must draw limits.

  • She’s saying nothing about Bush she’s talking about Ellen’s response. And if we are going to attack her we should go after  every politician bc every single one has this attitude.

  • And I will go against any politician that do this even if is Bernie. Sorry but this was the last drop for me with Tulsi. I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt several times but now i can’t trust her anymore.

    Fake ass Tulsi continuing her fake ass campaign.

    You can ride high atop your pony
    I know you won't fall
    Cause the whole thing's phoney
    You can fly, swingin' from your trapeze
    Scaring all the people
    But you never scare me
    -- "Bella Donna," written by Stevie Nicks, first appears on her album BELLA DONNA

    She has so much concern, Tulsi does, for the War Criminals and War Hawks.  We see that over and over from her.  No 'aloha' for the Iraqi people, none for the ones who have suffered, not even any recognition of that reality.  Tulsi has been nothing but hype from day one and the only good thing about her being on stage in this month's debate is that every time she opens her mouth she exposes herself a little more.

    In Iraq, protests have taken place for days.

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    For the past 6 days of civil protest, Iraqis have been falling wounded in the rate of 42 people an hour and a total of 6100!!! Why are the global organizations silent???! Share this and raise awareness of what is happening , these are unarmed kids against fully auto weapons

    Zeina Karam and Qassim Abdul-Zahra (AP) report:

     Iraq has been plunged into a new cycle of instability that potentially could be the most dangerous this conflict-scarred nation has faced, barely two years after declaring victory over the Islamic State group in a war that left much of the country in ruins and displaced tens of thousands.
    The latest bloody confrontations have killed more than 100 people in less than seven days. But this time, the clashes do not pit security forces against Islamic extremists, the country’s Sunnis against Shiites, or insurgents against occupation forces.
    Instead, Iraqi security forces have been shooting at young Iraqis demanding jobs, electricity and clean water — and an end to corruption.

    This morning, REUTERS maintains, "Iraq had its calmest night since anti-government protests began more than a week ago over corruption and unemployment."  They fail to note the public condemnation from elected officials in Iraq of the violence the security forces have unleashed on the protesters, but REUTERS does include this:

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the recent violence and urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to “exercise maximum restraint” and “address protesters’ grievances”, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
    A readout of a call between the two provided by Abdul Mahdi’s office on Monday said Pompeo “expressed confidence in the Iraqi forces.”

    It was an embarrassing response from the US government and the Iraqi government has released the read out as a fig leaf cover of their own actions.

    Here's a variety of Tweets on the protests:

    ইসরাইলি কারাগারে ফিলিস্তিনিদের ওপর কয় ধরণের নির্যাতন চালানো হয়?
    দখলদার ইসরাইলের কারাগারগুলোতে ফিলিস্তিনি বন্দীদের ওপর নানা কায়দায় নির্যাতন চালানো হয়। এর মধ্যে ৮০ ধরণের নির্যাতনের বিষয়ে জানতে পেরেছে মানবাধিকার কর্মীরা।

    huge protests in Hong Kong, Iraq and Ecuador. revolution is brewing

    রাশিয়া বলেছে, সিরিয়ার উত্তরাঞ্চল থেকে মার্কিন সেনা প্রত্যাহার এবং সেখানে তুর্কি সেনা অভিযান সম্পর্কে কোনো তথ্য মস্কোর কাছে নেই। রুশ প্রেসিডেন্টের আবাসিক দপ্তর ক্রেমলিনের মুখপাত্র দিমিত্রি পেসকভ মঙ্গলবার মস্কোয় এক বিবৃতিতে একথা জানান।

    Where is the humanity that you all talk abt  

    | Unrest in Signals Growing Crisis

    Read ACLED's 2018 report on rising demonstration activity in for context on the latest wave of protests:

    ‘Just Give Us a Country’: Thousands in Iraq Protest Corruption

    : Armed groups raid offices of media outlets covering protests. Attacks on media follow shutdown of Internet as unrest continues in Iraq, reports

    Iraq: Many killed in renewed anti-government protests

    Special Committee of 's CoR suggests monthly grants:
    ◾200K IQDs (about 167.60$) to high school graduates
    ◾250K IQDs (209.50$) for Bachelor & Deploma graduates
    ◾300K IQDs (251.40$) for Master & PhD graduates.


    وقف الخلق ينظرون جميعا ً .... كيف بنيت (قلاع الموت )وحدي

    As the regime in seeks to quell the anti-mullah protests in , people in different cities inside Iran are also rising in protests.

    INBOX — The U.S.-led counter-ISIS mission is still noticing Iraqi Security Forces actions in Iraq from the last week, even amid the protests, and including one in Baghdad on Oct. 1. (The day the first, smaller protests began.)

    Health Ministry official:
    -At least 165 dead in recent protests
    -More than 5,000 are injured

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    At least 165 people have now died in the crackdown on Iraq’s anti-government protests, according to a source in the health ministry.

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