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“The Narrative,” Neoliberalism, and Identity Politics. Lambert Strether gives the corporate press what for.

Oh Snap! Obama throws Clinton under the bus.

Introducing, the Wood Wide Web.

Consume with salt: Russian M.o.D. says mass graves of tortured civilians found in Aleppo.

NYPD cop suspended after posting humiliating Christmas photo of Brooklyn family cuffed on Snapchat. Probably with pay, when he should have been fired.

While people busy were watching Die Hard, Obama created the Ministry of Truth

Naples’ sleeping volcano might be waking up.

2016 Was A Very Good Year for Weed. Changes I’d thought I’d never see in my lifetime.  If it means fewer chindrens’ lives destroyed by prison sentences, then I’m all for it!

As if impeachment wasn’t enough, things get worse for the former Koren president: South Korean special prosecutors raided the homes of top aides to Park Geun-hye.

The Sane Progressive, on passage of NDAA bill, FB censorship, and larger discussion on lies as norm.

Proof that children of the 80s were way cooler than kids now. cute-winking-smiley-with-wide_small

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  • You Song of the Afternoon…

    https://youtu.be/AB8HgX7BMbg

  • notisaidthepig

    Hello!

    • Good afternoon!

      • notisaidthepig

        Indeed. (Right back at you!)

      • Edwin

        Good afternoon, Unka. Hope you had a pleasant holiday.

    • Edwin

      Hello. Nice to see you. ^_^

      • notisaidthepig

        Always a pleasure.

        • Edwin

          Indubitably. The pleasure is mine.

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    Texas Judge Abel Limas Casually Discusses Accepting Bribes During Recorded Phone Calls

    Abel Limas, 59, a lifelong resident of Brownsville, Texas, served as a police officer and practiced law before becoming a state judge in Cameron County in 2001. He served eight years on the bench, during which time he turned his courtroom into a criminal enterprise to line his own pockets.

    http://www.copblock.org/169389/texas-judge-abel-limas-casually-discusses-accepting-bribes-during-recorded-phone-calls/

    • SmotPoker

      One would think an ex LEO, and judge would be well aware of the tricks of the trade, and not talk shit on the telephone. Moron. That’s what happens when you get too complacent in an illegal enterprise, you get sloppy, you get stupid, and then finally you get busted.

      • 17

        Yep. He thought he was high enough on the ladder to have to worry about that kinda thing. As Dirty Harry said, “A man’s gotta know his limitations.”

    • thud

      Nice link! Thanx.

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    The Year in Government Hacking: 2016 in Review

    There’s no question that this has been a big year for government hacking. Not a day has gone by without some mention of it in the news.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/12/year-government-hacking

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    Conn Hallinan’s 2016 ‘Are You Serious?’ Awards

    This year’s lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.

    http://thefifthcolumnnews.com/2016/12/conn-hallinans-2016-are-you-serious-awards/

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    Latest news in the war on alternative media

    Now that the fake news meme has gone global thanks to the establishment media, authoritarians are using it to arrest journalists.

    http://anotherdayintheempire.com/latest-news-war-alternative-media/

    • Edwin

      The internet is a threat to all politicians so they have to start silencing us.

      • thud

        In lieu of silencing us they can undermine the credibility of all you hear.

  • notisaidthepig

    The comments in that Oh Snap article were disgustingly fawning. Ugh. Obama was a disaster for this country.

    • Edwin

      Mine weren’t. Maybe you went there before I did.

      Anyway, are you surprised? Dems hang out there. I have been burning them with truth for months (as is my way.)

      • notisaidthepig

        Missed yours. Just did a cursory scroll through. Alas, I’m not surprised at all.

        • Edwin

          +_+

          I say what I feel.

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            Doesn’t even LET me open the comments to read them.

          • Edwin

            Were you a really naughty boy?

            For years I would never even think of commenting there and then suddenly one day I did. I do every now and then (not a habit.)

          • 17

            The comments just don’t open up. Nothing happens when I click on it. Since it’s facebook comments, it’s probably my puter telling me there’s no need to be going there.

          • thud

            Aye. Same here. No facebook either.

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    With Friends Like Bannon

    There is much uncertainty about what a Trump presidency will mean. On one point, however, the signs are clear: the next four years will see increased attacks on Muslim and other minority communities at home,
    hawkish support for Israel abroad, and a disdain for our right to criticize any of it.

    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/trump-zionism-israel-palestine-zoa-free-speech-sjp-activism/

  • Edwin

    South Koreans fought in the streets to get their democracy. They don’t want these high-and-mighty types doling out favours to their friends and punishing their enemies like the dictators of old used to do.

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    Scenes from a Neocon Meltdown

    Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake responds to the Obama administration’s decision to abstain on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlements. Lake is best known for his faulty reporting on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in the lead up to the Iraq War.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/12/scenes-neoconservative-meltdown/

    • kreskin

      How dare they tell us to stop stealing land !

      Obama should have sucker punched Yahooo when he had the chance. A frigging hay-maker.

  • SmotPoker

    For the record, I do expect all of you to be cheering for my Detroit Lions as they take on the Dallas Cowboys tonight.

    Fuck the Cowboys, they’ve had enough success over the years, plus they’re from Texas.

    21st Century gladiators for sure, but hey, are you not entertained?

    • Shaykayvah

      The Lions are pretty much Lucy holding the football, maybe they’ll do it this time…
      From someone who spent most of his life in Lion country.

      • thud

        I don’t think they are really better this year but the other teams in the north are having issues. Example Bears. Rough go for them.

      • SmotPoker

        I’ll be live blogging the game on http://www.freep.com please feel free to come join me in my weekly torture session. It’s a lot of fun, some real good folks on that blog. It’s the best game day blog for the NFL in America. I post there under the name of Uncle Snarky, you’ll recognize my old avatar of Mickey Moose.

        • Shaykayvah

          I actually am not much of a football fan, hockey though…Oh wait, the Wings suck this year.

        • Shaykayvah

          Seriously though, the only real sport I like is skiing. I love watching women’s world cup skiing, especially the speed events. I like the men’s speed events as well.

      • SmotPoker

        It’s weird being a Lions fan. When you go to other parts of the country they look at you like you are a bug they’ve never seen before in their life, and they want to study you.

        All my life, watching a Lions game was like signing up for a weekly torture session. What’ll it be this week boss, a good flogging, or perhaps some time on the rack? We just got in some new hoods if you want to try out some waterboarding….

      • Shaykayvah

        Gah, I tried to watch that shit. Between the pathetic Lions and the ridiculous amount of commercials and stupid, feelgood stories, it’s unwatchable.

    • FaunaAndFlora

      I’ll be cheering with you. Go Lie-downs… oops, I’m Lions! 😉

      • SmotPoker

        Come have some fun with the live game blog at http://www.freep.com it’s a load of fun, and some really insightful fans on the site. Best NFL game day blog in America, and that’s coming from fans all over the league, not just my biased opinion.

        • FaunaAndFlora

          I’m having a hard time getting the link to work so I’ll try to find it another way. (Tt’s Disqus again.) Thanks for the invite.

          • SmotPoker

            Just open up your browser, and type in freep.com it should be fine.

          • FaunaAndFlora

            I found the Free Press web page. Just not sure where to go from there. Tried several Lions related threads without any luck.

          • SmotPoker

            Sorry, I got caught up in the game. Here is a link. Kind of late, and things aren’t looking good though. I’m getting sleepy too. http://live.freep.com/Event/Lions_vs_Cowboys_live_blog_3

    • thud

      Recovering,struggling post industrial city vs. uber capitalist owned way too much money Cowboys? Easy call! Go Cats!

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      Show me the money, Smot.

    • kreskin

      Dallas doesn’t need this game , would not be surprised if they pull Prescott and some starters early … rather than risk injury . If Detroit avoids the rakes it might be a good one .

    • thud

      Game or breaking bad marathon? Mortal man should never face such choices. I love Tucos shirts. Yow! Look at you Detroit!

    • notisaidthepig

      LOL!

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  • SmotPoker

    My kid helped a dumb fuck get a job where she works, and has lived to regret it ever since. This chic is evidently a real pain in the ass to everyone, my kid included.

    The kid hits me up on Skype, tells me this chic is so dumb she asked a Canadian co-worker if they celebrated Christmas in Canada……Do’h!

    I laughed, and told her if she really wants to blow her mind you should tell her about Boxing Day which is a holiday there as well. The kid was like WTF? Are you serious? When have I ever lied to you kid *snicker, snicker*? Look it up if you don’t believe me…..

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