WITH RELAXED WRISTS, CROSSED LEGS AND CUTE LITTLE POUT, FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O TODAY INSISTED HE WAS "THE CHAMPION IN CHIEF OF COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM."
IF SO, THE OLD GIRL'S A LITTLE WEAKER THAN EVEN HER HARSHEST CRITICS HAVE CLAIMED BECAUSE BARRY O WILL SOON HAVE DEPORTED 2 MILLION IMMIGRANTS -- A RECORD NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAS.
SPEAKING TO THESE REPORTERS AFTER HIS PUBLIC DISCUSSION, BARRY O SNARLED, WHILE APPLYING FACE POWDER, "CAN YOU BELIEVE THOSE LITTLE S**TS? HOW DARE THEY ASK ME ABOUT IMMIGRATION! GLAMOROUS ME! I HAVE HALF A MIND TO WALK BACK IN THERE AND TELL THOSE MEN TO CALL ME 'MISS ROSS'!"
THE REMARK WAS STILL HANGING IN THE AIR WHEN A WHITE HOUSE SECURITY DETAIL TEAM WHISKED BARRY O AWAY BEFORE HE COULD EMBARRASS HIMSELF FURTHER.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
And each time I tell myself that I, well I think I've had enough
But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough
Fronting Big Brother & the Holding Company, Janis Joplin took "Piece of My Heart" to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 November 9, 1968. And women can be tough and they can be tender and they can be everything under the sun. Before Janis' hit, in 1965, Nancy Sinatra had offered "These Boots Are Made For Walking." Many would come after Janis. Carly Simon would deliver "You're So Vain," Tina Turner would explain "Better Be Good To Me," Alanis Morissette would offer "You Oughta Know" and Erykah Badu would take on "Tyrone."
There are many other examples but Janis had a career and all the other women have a career because they offered varieties of strength and other things.
But then there is the one note Hillary Clinton.
We get it, you're the baddest bitch in the whole damn town.
But are you anything else? Because for the last five or so years, you've been like the worst Hillary Clinton impersonator.
Leadership is not snarling and bellowing.
Leadership is not taking an already heated topic and making it worse.
Vladimir Putin is not Adolf Hitler and its deeply insulting to the world -- let alone the Jewish community -- for Hillary to froth at the mouth and make these ridiculous claims. Who's Hitler? People may start calling her "Hillary Hitler." Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report) points out, "With the U.S. and NATO now poised at Russia’s door, as was Germany in 1941, Hillary Clinton attempts to flip the clear historical parallel by ranting that it is President Putin who seeks a 'Greater Russia.' The Kremlin has every reason to believe the barbarians are at the gate."
Her latest raving was noted by Jake Tapper (CNN) and, as he points out, Karen Robes Meek has the audio at Los Angeles Daily News. And what does Hillary do when called on it?
Refuse to own her mistake. That's not leadership either. Nor is crawling up Barack's ass thinking she can hide there. But she's not even content with that. She also thinks she can tell Americans what to do, "And it is important for us in this country to recognize the complexity of the situation as it evolves and to support the very careful diplomacy that the president and secretary Kerry and others are undertaking."
People are waving at Hillary right now across America and it's not a hello, it's a middle finger gesture that says stop trying to tell Americans what do so.
You're in trouble because you can't shut your big mouth and you then try to fix that by telling Americans what to do?
And check out the hypocrisy and sense of entitlement there. Hillary works the crowd by bringing up Hitler and then has the gall to tell Americans they have "to recognize the complexity of the situation as it evolves and to support the very careful diplomacy that the president and secretary Kerry and others are undertaking." As Barry Grey and David North (WSWS) observe, "The US-backed coup in Ukraine has triggered the most dangerous international crisis since the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. American and European officials are denouncing Russia for sending troops into Crimea in response to the installation of an anti-Russian regime in Ukraine that has seized power through a coup d’état staged by fascist militia." And in that crowded theater of blood, Hillary wants to scream "Hitler!"?
She doesn't have what it takes to be president. Each year she devolves more and more and scares off those who support her husband who has a natural ability to communicate. We'll be talking about Bill later in the snapshot, I planned to. I didn't plan to talk about Hillary but she's one psycho meltdown after another these days.
This week's. Black Agenda Radio, hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey (first airs each Monday at 4:00 pm EST on the Progressive Radio Network), features coverage of the Urkaine. Excerpt.
Glen Ford: The United States and western Europe have succeeded in toppling the elected government of the Ukraine -- a nation on the border with Russia. Neo-Nazi thugs led the opposition forces which have for decades enjoyed financial and political support from Washington. The US has also been seeking regime change in Venezuela since at least 2002 when it backed an attempted coup against the late president Hugo Chavez. Sara Flounders of the International Action Center in New York says the United States is engaged in a general offensive of subversion and disruption across the globe.
Sara Flounders: What's happening is that with enormous US support and mobilization of the 1% in Venezuela and the upper class and the middle class and those who feel threatened, their social position is threatened by very progressive changes made in Venezuela. Venezuela is key to a whole bunch of countries in Latin America who have broken free of US domination and who were under the thumb of the US since the Monroe Doctrine, one military dictatorship after another. They've broken free and they've passed quite a bit of progressive legislation [. . .] And we could look at what is happening in the Ukraine where, again, mobilized groups are aided and funded by the US, where they give them political support and enormous media coverage for their actions. It's not to provide any solutions for the society, it's just to see what can be done to destabilize the country as a whole.
Glen Ford: And in these targeted countries NGO has become a curse word, a very bad name because of how the United States has funded NGOs to spread dissension and destabilize those countries.
Sara Flounders: Very much so. The NGOs have become a vehicle, also called civil society. Now the US bragged that before the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine ten years ago, they had established 40,000 -- that's an incredible number -- 40,000 NGOs in the Ukraine. Both US funded, they're also German, Swiss, and French and Scandinavian and all sorts of private foundations. An incredible number, a network of NGOs which at the time was actually employing 10 percent of the population. These were people who were sent to the West for training and in every way cultivated to be a dissenting force within society and one that was completely oriented to the West and an effort, also, like a brain drain, attract the most interested, young, political people to say, 'Your society has no solutions, look to the West, attend this conference in Geneva, this meeting in New York. We'll give you a scholarship, you're going to Chicago.'
For more from Sara Flounders, you can refer to her latest column at Workers World:
When Kiev’s City Hall was seized with guns and Molotov cocktails, one of the first acts of the Euromaidan street fighters was to unfurl a number of flags and insignia. Prominent among the flags were swastikas, Iron Crosses, Nazi SS lightning bolts, the Celtic cross used by the Ku Klux Klan, and the Confederate “stars and bars” flag of slaveholders in the United States. (tinyurl.com/ltfu4vq)
This is no accident. The flag of the U.S. Southern slaveholders and the Klan cross are symbols understood around the world. They stand for racism, reaction, lynchings and mass terror, for keeping oppressive institutions intact and for beating down people of color and all those who struggle for a better world.
The Voice of Russia's John Robles interviews (link is audio and text) Francis A. Boyle is an attorney and a professor of international law. He's also the author of many books including, most recently, United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law. Excerpt.
Boyle: It doesn't look good at all, John. Instead of the Obama Administration trying to sit down with president Putin and negotiate a way out of this in good faith, all the signs are that the Obama Administration is going to try to quote “cement” unquote, as Nuland put it, their neo-nazi gang of thugs in Kiev into power.
Today already rumors has it that the OSCE (The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), they seem to be on board with this project. NATO just came out with a statement, they seem to be on board with this project, the EU under Barroso came out with an appalling statement supporting this saying, that Nuland's neoNazi thugs in Kiev 'reflect European values'.
It is simply astounding.
You saw Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday on Meeting the Press completely out of control, he does not sound to be rational at all.
He is flying over there to Kiev to cement these neo-nazi thugs in power. UK Foreign Secretary Hague was over there this weekend for the same purpose.
Obviously if people were serious about solving this problem, they would be flying over the Moscow and meeting with president Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov. Instead they are telling president Putin that he should be negotiating with their gang of neo-nazi thugs in Kiev.
So this notion you are seeing –they are trying to find an off-ramp for Putin, it is absurd that is propaganda.
Again, they are trying to consolidate into power this gang of neo-nazi thugs who launched a coup d'état against the democratically elected government in Ukraine.
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