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Lionel on House of Cards Season Four

SPOILER ALERT
Netflix Season 4: Episode 11: Chapter 50

Lionel, as talk show host, interviews FLOTUS Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as to POTUS Frank and FU2016.

Lionel is “[a]n intellectual known for his irreverent political and social humor.” (Newsweek)

“He wears the mantle of Lenny Bruce, with Lenny’s own tropisms: The Oblique, The Irreverent, The Tangential, The Concupiscent, The Polymorphous Perverse, The Arcane, The Numinous. And yet Lionel brings to the table his own savory: A love of the mother tongue and a gonzo vocabulary that puts his logo on all his works, whether talk-show hosting, standup-comic spritzing, or hanging out – with himself a minor art form.” (Jerry Wexler)

Lionel is an Emmy® Award winner and is fond of speaking of himself in the third person.

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LIONEL PODCAST: Before #FakeNews There Was the #ConspiracyTheory


Fake News and Alt-Right are the latest incantations of the attempt to reroute discussion and illumination of fraud and governmental deceit. Before them was the granddaddy of deflection: the conspiracy theory. 

  • In 2004, CBS’ 60 Minutes produced documents critical of President George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard in 1972–73. Despite heavily pushing the story, the documents turned out to be complete forgeries and the scandal was so embarrassing that it forced veteran news anchor Dan Rather to resign months later.
  • CBS News also dutifully spread the fake news before the invasion of Iraq that Saddam Hussein had mobile biological weapons labs, a story that turned out to be a completely contrived claim from a notoriously unreliable source. CBS helped sell a war that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, thousands of U.S. troops, and they somehow escaped the fake news label.
  • CNN ran an entire segment that REPORTED when Donald Trump becomes the president next month he will begin a program of rounding up Muslim-Americans and placing them in internment camps.
  • CNN also ran clips of former Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie, taking comments he made about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII completely out of context to suggest he is in favour of such a scenario. As the Media Research Center notes, CNN failed to inform viewers that Higbie’s comments from the November 16 broadcast of The Kelly File on Fox News also contained Higbie dismissing any notion that he would ever advocate interment for Muslims. That portion of the interview was conveniently omitted from CNN’s report.
  • Lieutenant General Flynn specifically referred to “radical Islam” as a cancer during different speeches he made several weeks ago. Yet the CNN has repeatedly edited out this term, instead insinuating that Flynn called all Muslims a cancer.
  • #Pizzagate is a perfect diversion from serious crimes that have now been dismissed altogether by a sheeple faux left who’ve researched not a lick of the story or the WikiLeaks references that have chronicled far more serious concerns for a sentient world. 
  • NBC reported that an Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police. Sadly, the usual suspects who have taken the headline of pedophile ring and dismissed is as part of “fake news” prove precisely the mission accomplished goal of the new meme, trope and conflation.
  • The impuissant media run the other way after receiving marching orders to ditch these references as to Hollywood pedophile rings. Had it involved the Catholic Church, you’d have another Oscar-worthy film highlighting he investigation.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Banality of Blather — How the Mainstream Media Killed the American Dream

Learn to work the saxophone • I play just what I feel • Drink Scotch whiskey all night long • And die behind the wheel

In my years I have never seen anything quite like this. And for good reason.

Who am I? I spell out simply.

I started off in the mid 80s as an underwear model and parlayed my love of small engine repair into dissemination of the holy word of truth. As a young man I was abandoned to wolves and thereafter abandoned by the wolves themselves. I lived a sheltered life. I was blindfolded whilst being breast-fed. I’ve always been frightened by the size of Lincoln’s ears and often go to bed without saying goodbye. I am a student of astrology and being born under the sign of Feces you can understand why. Industrial Klezmer is my music and Harold Stassen my political inspiration.

Don’t lose that number. A Truth Warrior subscriber to the Lionel Newsletter wrote me this exquisite piece whose style I love.

Cultural fascists calling him a fascist, sexual predators calling him sexist, people oozing hatred calling him a hater, idiots calling him stupid, social justice warriors committing the most unjustifiable acts of violence, retards calling his son autistic, Hollywood actors calling him phony – that’s the distorted reality Donald Trump is facing right now. But even the Master of Distortion himself, George Soros, who built his fortune by capitalizing on distorted views of the market, knows that no distortion can last forever. Yes, sometimes you win, György, (and the more spectacular the distortion, the more spectacular is your payout), but this time you lost. Markets tend to find equilibrium. What Trump needs now – is momentum, and I think he is building it superbly. 

LIONEL PODCAST: Hairsplitting and Parsing, Dissecting and Analysis — Higher Order Synthesis

The most beautiful words ever enunciated and the most surely under threat of extinction. Broadly inclusive yet exquisitely imprecise. Magnificently vague in coverage yet the first line of defense against tyranny of expression and thought and the expression of the simple idea. The troublesome idea. The noxious and noisome. This is the essence of who we are as a republic. Let me explain and give examples accordingly. 

“If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”— George Orwell

LIONEL PODCAST: Crash, Burn, Smolder and Dissolve — America’s Troubled Fate

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The colossal con Jill Stein trudges on. And no one’s the wiser. It seems. Rancid are the media. Brillinat are you. Enjoy.

Hillary Clinton’s ties to Google, CNN, PBS, and The New York Times illustrate the conspiracy among these organization who tried to help Hillary be crowned leader of the free world. New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has admitted that his paper was unconstitutionally biased and disgraced the very principle of the First Amendment. Sulzberger admits the paper was biased by saying they underestimated Donald Trump’s support among American voters. He then claimed they would “rededicate ourselves” to the newspaper’s standards of “honestly” reporting news. At least he admitted they were rigging the game.

A new study has been released on Google and the rumors that they skewed their search engine to support Hillary. They reported: “Among our key findings were that top search results were almost 40% more likely to contain pages with a “Left” or “Far Left” slant than they were pages from the right. Moreover, 16% of political keywords contained no right-leaning pages at all within the first page of results.” [Source]

LIONEL PODCAST: The Romanticization of a Tyrant Castro As Romantic Revolutionary Fatigue-Clad Barbate


The mythology of Castro as the romantic revolutionary barbate. Random thoughts infra.

    • It is impossible to love freedom and human potential and not loathe Castro.
    • Who are the lunatics who heap praise on the despot who ruled over an island prison nation? You know who they are.
    • Amazing, isn’t it? Castro’s greatest fans and admirers never lived under his regime.
    • Castro was an amazing man. So long as he didn’t kill or imprison you.
    • Ask anyone sporting a Che shirt to explain anything about him. Good luck. 
    • Ask about Luis Posada Carriles when speaking of Castro’s Cuba and state terrorism. I dare you. 
    • It is beyond the intellectual and historic ken for American media to comment cogently on Castro’s death. 
    • There’s must be a lobotomy that’s performed on the reasoning centers of today’s political comedians, especially those who portray the professional leftist. 
    • There can be no heartsease with Castro’s passing. 
    • There are so many dolts who rail against Trump as fascist and laud Fidel Castro as benevolent revolutionary. Only in America can we walk among the cretinous. Especially the two-bit leftie comic grasping and clawing at relevance.
    • The American Mafia and LCN provided some of the best countermeasures against Castro since he wrested control of their gambling interests post-Batista.
    • Since Executive Order 11905 our prohibitions against assassinating world leaders have been at best sketchy. Fidel knew.
    • American media and Americans themselves would be best served by sitting this Castro discussion out. Too complicated. Nothing Manichaean.
    • Fox News systematically diminishes the complexity of the Castro positioning in history by flag waving mesmerization. Please, let the adults speak.
    • There are so many dolts who rail against Trump as fascist and laud Fidel Castro as benevolent revolutionary. Only in America can we walk among the cretinous. Especially the two-bit leftie comic grasping and clawing at relevance.
    • Why is anyone spending a picosecond reviewing the relevance and sagacity of Colin Kaepernick?
    • The Che shirt wearing weekend revolutionary is as conversant with history as the neo-Nazi Aryan poltroon who fancies himself an Hitlerian avatar. Or the confederate flag sporting Johnny Reb who thinks Lynyrd Skynyrd is the revivification of Stonewall Jackson.
    • Please speak to Cuban-Americans who lost everything, had property and tresaure confiscated, loved ones imprisoned and who witnessed fellow citizens cut down via firing squads. Tell them about your revolutionary hero. Perspective children.
    • But while your at it, recognize the corruption of Fulgencio Batista and other hardliners who in their own way imposed horrors among the poor and defenseless. This is not an easy discussion. 
    • Castro was brilliant. Never forget that. And much of what he said was spot-on. Despots can be right also. 
    • This country imprisons and executes the innocent, enjoys a horrid infant mortality rate, ignores its poor and exports war through criminal imperialism. Glass houses, kids.

LIONEL PODCAST: America Doomed — Postprandial Review of the Controlled Demolition of Mainstream Media


It’s really that simple. And you can help. Just listen. And learn.

53rd Anniversary: CIA, Mob Kill JFK in Prime Time Plus Shillary and Pizzagate


CIA Document 1035-960
Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report

RE: Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report

1. Our Concern. From the day of President Kennedy’s assassination on, there has been speculation about the responsibility for his murder. Although this was stemmed for a time by the Warren Commission report, (which appeared at the end of September 1964), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission’s published report and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and there has been a new wave of books and articles criticizing the Commission’s findings. In most cases the critics have speculated as to the existence of some kind of conspiracy, and often they have implied that the Commission itself was involved. Presumably as a result of the increasing challenge to the Warren Commission’s report, a public opinion poll recently indicated that 46% of the American public did not think that Oswald acted alone, while more than half of those polled thought that the Commission had left some questions unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show similar, or possibly more adverse results.

2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government, including our organization. The members of the Warren Commission were naturally chosen for their integrity, experience and prominence. They represented both major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society. Moreover, there seems to be an increasing tendency to hint that President Johnson himself, as the one person who might be said to have benefited, was in some way responsible for the assassination.

Innuendo of such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly involved: among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation. Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is to provide material countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries. Background information is supplied in a classified section and in a number of unclassified attachments.

3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of the assassination question be initiated where it is not already taking place. Where discussion is active [business] addresses are requested:

a. To discuss the publicity problem with [?] and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors), pointing out that the Warren Commission made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by Communist propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

b. To employ propaganda assets to [negate] and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets. Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (I) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. In the course of discussions of the whole phenomenon of criticism, a useful strategy may be to single out Epstein’s theory for attack, using the attached Fletcher [?] article and Spectator piece for background. (Although Mark Lane’s book is much less convincing that Epstein’s and comes off badly where confronted by knowledgeable critics, it is also much more difficult to answer as a whole, as one becomes lost in a morass of unrelated details.)

4. In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

a. No significant new evidence has emerged which the Commission did not consider. The assassination is sometimes compared (e.g., by Joachim Joesten and Bertrand Russell) with the Dreyfus case; however, unlike that case, the attack on the Warren Commission have produced no new evidence, no new culprits have been convincingly identified, and there is no agreement among the critics. (A better parallel, though an imperfect one, might be with the Reichstag fire of 1933, which some competent historians (Fritz Tobias, AJ.P. Taylor, D.C. Watt) now believe was set by Vander Lubbe on his own initiative, without acting for either Nazis or Communists; the Nazis tried to pin the blame on the Communists, but the latter have been more successful in convincing the world that the Nazis were to blame.)

b. Critics usually overvalue particular items and ignore others. They tend to place more emphasis on the recollections of individual witnesses (which are less reliable and more divergent–and hence offer more hand-holds for criticism) and less on ballistics, autopsy, and photographic evidence. A close examination of the Commission’s records will usually show that the conflicting eyewitness accounts are quoted out of context, or were discarded by the Commission for good and sufficient reason.

c. Conspiracy on the large scale often suggested would be impossible to conceal in the United States, esp. since informants could expect to receive large royalties, etc. Note that Robert Kennedy, Attorney General at the time and John F. Kennedy’s brother, would be the last man to overlook or conceal any conspiracy. And as one reviewer pointed out, Congressman Gerald R. Ford would hardly have held his tongue for the sake of the Democratic administration, and Senator Russell would have had every political interest in exposing any misdeeds on the part of Chief Justice Warren. A conspirator moreover would hardly choose a location for a shooting where so much depended on conditions beyond his control: the route, the speed of the cars, the moving target, the risk that the assassin would be discovered. A group of wealthy conspirators could have arranged much more secure conditions.

d. Critics have often been enticed by a form of intellectual pride: they light on some theory and fall in love with it; they also scoff at the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a flat decision one way or the other. Actually, the make-up of the Commission and its staff was an excellent safeguard against over-commitment to any one theory, or against the illicit transformation of probabilities into certainties.

e. Oswald would not have been any sensible person’s choice for a co-conspirator. He was a “loner,” mixed up, of questionable reliability and an unknown quantity to any professional intelligence service.

f. As to charges that the Commission’s report was a rush job, it emerged three months after the deadline originally set. But to the degree that the Commission tried to speed up its reporting, this was largely due to the pressure of irresponsible speculation already appearing, in some cases coming from the same critics who, refusing to admit their errors, are now putting out new criticisms.

g. Such vague accusations as that “more than ten people have died mysteriously” can always be explained in some natural way e.g.: the individuals concerned have for the most part died of natural causes; the Commission staff questioned 418 witnesses (the FBI interviewed far more people, conduction 25,000 interviews and re interviews), and in such a large group, a certain number of deaths are to be expected. (When Penn Jones, one of the originators of the “ten mysterious deaths” line, appeared on television, it emerged that two of the deaths on his list were from heart attacks, one from cancer, one was from a head-on collision on a bridge, and one occurred when a driver drifted into a bridge abutment.)

5. Where possible, counter speculation by encouraging reference to the Commission’s Report itself. Open-minded foreign readers should still be impressed by the care, thoroughness, objectivity and speed with which the Commission worked. Reviewers of other books might be encouraged to add to their account the idea that, checking back with the report itself, they found it far superior to the work of its critics.

LIONEL PODCAST: Behold the Petite Bourgeoisie Confound the Anti-Trump Intellectual Contortionist

The Key key. Note with particularity that you’re not the first to marvel at the structured prevarication called the election process.

In 1955, a political scientist named V. O. Key published an essay entitled “A Theory of Critical Elections.” He argued that realignments in American politics are usually punctuated by transformative elections, in which the old order suddenly gives way and a new majority emerges in its place.

This “realignment theory” was embraced by many scholars because it fit the historical record so well. Every 30 to 40 years, it seemed, the American political order had decisively turned over: in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republicans trounced John Adams’s Federalists; in 1828, when the Democratic-Republicans split into the Democrats and the Whigs; and then on down through Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 victory, William McKinley’s 1896 consolidation of a Republican majority, and the emergence of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition. [Source]

LIONEL PODCAST: Suck It Up, Buttercup! — Pusillanimous Impuissant Feckless Atesticular Gelding Snowflakes


Cowboy up! Imagine that being the rallying cry of a disgusted and fed up America. Herein is the latest disquisition and indictment against and anent the aforementioned. Enjoy. 

LIONEL PODCAST: Dooming Trump Before He Even Starts

They never even gave the man a chance. And meanwhile the Trump angst and insanity prevails with he added twist of calling for his removal, censure, indictment and/or impeachment for reasons I’ve yet to fathom. Simply and utterly amazing.