AS CRANKY CLINTON AND HER E-MAIL SCANDAL CONTINUE TO IMPLODE, IT'S JIMMY CRACK CORN TO THE . . . RESCUE?
JIMMY CRACK CORN TENDS TO EXPLODE LIKE POP CORN WHEN CHALLENGED ON THE CLAIM THAT HILLARY CLINTON DOES NOT WALK ON WATER BUT HE REALLY EXPLODES WHEN PEOPLE SUGGEST THAT HER DISHONESTY MIGHT BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN A PATTERN OF WHITE LIES INTENDED TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER AND MORE PEACEFUL PLACE.
JIMMY CRACK CORN CARVILLE SPOKE TO THESE REPORTERS TODAY.
US: GOOD MORNING, MR. CARVILLE.
JIMMY CRACK CORN: OF COURSE IT'S A GOOD MORNING AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, HILLARY WILL MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.
US: IN WHAT WAY?
JIMMY CRACK CORN: ARE YOU DOUBTING HILLARY? LAST PERSON I KNOW WHO DOUBTED HILLARY ENDED UP A MASSIVE FAILURE. YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY 'DEAD ON AN ARKANSAS AIRFIELD,'; DIDN'T YOU? WELL HILLARY KILLS NOTHING BUT THE COMPETITION! HILLARY CAN TAKE ON ANYONE AND WILL! AND SHE FIGHTS HER OWN BATTLES! AND I'LL GUT PUNCH ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE! EVEN MY OWN WIFE!
JIMMY CRACK CORN THEN RUSHED OFF TO ARGUE ON A PLAYGROUND WITH 2 KIDS OVER WHO HAD THE SWING NEXT, INSISTING, "HILLARY ALWAYS HAS THE SWING NEXT, YOU LITTLE PUNKS!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The US government has been seeking a treaty with the Iranian government.
Some would have you believe the moment arrived today.
US Secretary of State John Kerry: We, our P5+1, EU partners, and Iran have arrived at a consensus on the key parameters of an arrangement that, once implemented, will give the international community confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful. And over the coming weeks, with all of the conditions of the 2013 Joint Plan of Action still in effect from this moment forward, our experts will continue to work hard to build on the parameters that we have arrived at today and finalize a comprehensive deal by the end of June.
Did you follow that?
Because a lot of people -- including supposed journalists -- did not.
There is no deal.
Parameters of a deal?
That's not a deal.
The negotiations will continue.
They may or may not lead to a deal.
Cedric and Wally grasped that this afternoon "Barry calls a maybe 'historic'" and "THIS JUST IN! ALL HAIL THE MAYBE HISTORIC DEAL THAT MIGHT BE REACHED IN 3 MONTHS! OR NOT!" joint-post:
FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O IS HAILING AS HISTORIC A NEW AGREEMENT WITH IRAN THAT . . .
. . . MIGHT . . .
. . . BE REACHED . . .
. . . IN . . .
. . . THREE MONTHS . . .
YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE MIGHT HAPPEN IN 3 MONTHS?
YOU MIGHT WIN THE LOTTERY!'
OF COURSE, THERE'S A CHANCE YOU ALSO MIGHT NOT WIN IT.
THAT'S THE THING ABOUT STUFF THREE MONTHS FROM NOW, YOU NEVER KNOW IF IT WILL COME TO PASS.
On The NewsHour (PBS -- link is video, text and audio), Judy Woodruff put it this way, "The United States and five other nations say they have achieved a political framework for a final agreement with Iran."
Again to John Kerry:
US Secretary of State John Kerry: Our political understanding arrived at today opens the door for a long-term resolution to the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. Now, we have no illusions about the fact that we still have a ways to travel before we’ll arrive at the destination that we seek. We still have many technical details to work out on both sides and still some other issues that we acknowledge still have to be resolved; for example, the duration of the UN arms and ballistic missile restrictions on Iran and the precise timing of and mechanism for the conversion of the Arak reactor and Fordow site. And of course, once we’re able to finalize a comprehensive deal, the process of implementation then remains in front of us as well. But that’s a good challenge to have, frankly.
There is no deal.
There may be one at some point.
There's not one now.
I'm real sorry to be the one to tell Phyllis Bennis to put the vibrator down and stop shrieking in ecstasy but someone has to.
Phyllis can take comfort in the fact that her public madness has been trumped.
No, Phyllis is many things (a number of them good) but she is never trash.
Trash wrote this:
The deal recently concluded between Iran and the so-called "P-5 plus 1" nations (the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) is designed to prevent Iran from being able to rapidly acquire fissile material in quantities suitable for use in a nuclear weapon. According to President Obama, the agreement is a "good deal" that "shuts down Iran's path to a bomb." The devil is in the details, of course, which won't be finalized until June 30,
I didn't realize trash was out of prison.
Turns out, he got paroled back in December.
Arianna allowed her website -- bearing her name -- to publish those scribbles by that piece of trash.
The Huffington Post offers this tagline to the column:
Scott Ritter served as a weapons inspector for the United Nations in Iraq from 1991-1998 and is the author of Target Iran published by Nation Books.
It should include that he "was convicted of six counts, including felony unlawful contact with a minor. Sentenced to up to five and half years, he was sent to Laurel Highlands state prison in Somerset County, Pa., in March 2012." And he served 2 years and 9 months before being paroled.
Scott Ritter is filth. He's a sex offender who supposed to be getting treatment as part of his parole. I wonder how writing -- which will surely lead to speaking -- is supposed to protect anyone because he's not supposed to have contact with underage females.
I don't understand.
He gets a pass because he's a White man?
He's a convicted pedophile.
Arrested multiple times and convicted.
No one should publish his 'writing.' It's dull and plodding.
But if it is to be published, it needs to be published with a notice that he's a convicted predator.
Long before the conviction, years before, we took a strong stand against Scott Ritter and the people who enabled him.
We noted that Katrina vanden Heuvel would feel less inclined to publish him if it was her teenage daughter he was targeting. We noted Amy Goodman's stamp of approval could enable him to continue the behavior and she'd be responsible if some young girl was harmed.
They enabled him.
They lied for him.
They insisted that there was a conspiracy against him.
There was no conspiracy, Ritter was not innocent.
He was a predator and he got caught yet again.
And this time he got convicted.
There is no reason to publish his writing.
But those stupid enough to do so need to identify him as a predator.
Those stupid enough to publish him make clear that (a) they don't value the safety of women and girls and (b) they think when a predator is White you give him a pass.
He has nothing of value to offer.
And that's demonstrated by the fact that he's writing about a deal that's done when it's not done.
Christopher Dickey and Tim Mak (Daily Beast) explain:
But Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif all emphasized a basic truth: the deal’s not done yet, and while what came out of Lausanne was a better and more complete framework than many diplomats expected when they went in, nothing has been signed, sealed and delivered.
It will be a miracle, in fact, if the deal outlined today can be wrapped up by the end of June, the deadline that’s been announced. Not only are the technical details to be resolved enormous and complicated, attacks on the whole process are likely to be relentless.
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