IT'S THE HOT NEW TREND -- VOTING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BUT NOT VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRAT OR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE.
SOME POLLS SHOW AS MANY AS 14% OF VOTERS SAYING THEY WILL MAKE THAT MOVE AND THE NUMBER IS GROWING.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, DONALD TRUMP TOOK A BREAK FROM RUMMAGING THROUGH DELLA REESE'S OLD WIG COLLECTION TO OFFER, "OF COURSE I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. I KNOW EVERYTHING. I PREDICTED IT WOULD HAPPEN. I SAID SO WHEN I DECLARED MY CAMPAIGN. IN FACT, I PREDICTED IT WHEN JOHN KERRY WAS RUNNING IN 2004. ASK SEAN HANNITY, I TOLD HIM ALL ABOUT IT. LOOK, I'M SMARTER THAN ANYONE. NOTHING SURPRISES ME."
CRANKY CLINTON WAS FAR LESS UPBEAT, "DAMN MILLINIELS! DON'T BLAME ME WHEN THE POWER GRID GOES OUT AND YOU CAN'T CHARGE YOUR SONY WALK MANS AND STREAM YOUR BOBBY SHERMAN AND TONY ORLANDO! I HOPE YOU ALL F**KING CHOKE ON YOUR GAME BOYS AND XYZ STATIONS! SPOILED ROTTEN BRATS!"
Starting with Hoshyar Zebari.
That's Zebari in better times pictures with his good friend and colleague Hillary Clinton. Yesterday, he was voted out as the Minister of Finance in Iraq due to corruption.
Erika Solomon's piece for THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON has a headline echoed by some other outlets "Zebari no-confidence vote puts Iraq economy at risk."
If you've paid attention to Iraq, you're going to be rolling your eyes and laughing at what whores the press can be.
Oh, the horror, Iraq has no Minister of Finance!!!!!
You'll probably be thinking, "Wasn't Haider al-Abadi trying to get a brand new cabinet? So doesn't this ouster go along with what he's called for and what the US government has backed?"
If you've really been paying attention, though, you'll probably be thinking back to November 2010 and how Nouri al-Maliki (re-installed as Iraq's prime minister by US President Barack Obama via The Erbil Agreement) was supposed to form a Cabinet.
Then how in January of 2011, he still didn't have a Minister of Defense.
Nouri al-Maliki went his entire second term without a Minister of Defense, from 2010 to 2014.
Now how did the Iraqi military end up in such poor shape that it ran from one 2014 battle after another? That the only time it had the will to attack was when it was attacking Iraqi civilians?
We pointed it out repeatedly in real time.
Where was the press then?
Recommended: "Iraq snapshot"