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October 23, 2016 CE

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On October 23, 2016, Lionel of the United States (LOTUS) announces his independent write-in candidacy to be the 45th President of the United States (POTUS). Be a part of the #LOTUS4POTUS revolution. The #LIONELECTIONS! He promises to provide via the magic of raucous (out)spoken word and the immaculate twang of bluegrass a thorough dissection of issues that plague and concern our noble republic. Think Mort Sahl meets Ted Talks. Think Dick Gregory meets Irving R. Levine. Or, think what legendary record producer Jerry Wexler wrote of his friend Lionel: “He wears the mantle of Lenny Bruce, with Lenny’s own tropisms.” And no higher praise exists. Appearing with LOTUS will be his bluegrass trio Lock ‘n Load, with the inimitable and ineffable Bob Harris, flatpicker extraordinaire, and banjo master Bob Sutor. This information was leaked deliberately for your personal reference and enjoyment without the assistance of foreign espionage.

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Lionel on House of Cards Season Four

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: How Trump Can Destroy Hillary in the Debates

“The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.” — Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili

Will she endure the event? Pray tell, is the Entitled One physically equipped and in fighting trim to permit, allow and enable her to withstand the first debate much less than the significant rigors of the office of POTUS? Her health is certainly in question. Herein is my handicapping the handicapped debate that America will observe firsthand on 26 September 2016 CE, a date that will live in psephological infamy.

Trump’s strategy. The checklist.

  • It’s all about optics, image and perception. Not facts or issues or history.
  • The debate is about undecideds and the middle-of-the-road uncommitted. Tack center-left.
  • No below-the-belt sniping and juvenescent barbs. You’re an adult. Act like one.
  • There’s no political left today. Hillary supporters are actually anti-Trump factions. No issues or platforms they address; they’re centering on the anti-Trump, viz. Queen Hill.
  • The handshake and address are critical. Look at her as though your putz what you’re about to do to her. Nod, smile but don’t grin. Think the boxing standoff.
  • If HRC’s crazy enough to reference Trump University bury her and Bill with Laureate, a corruption scheme that dwarfs any Trump reference in comparison.
  • If she’s likewise crazy enough to reference Atlantic City bankruptcies, return reference the number of powerhouses that also went belly up including the city itself . . . and then introduce the folks again to Whitewater, the mother of bankruptcies that included a convicted governor and dozens of indictments. Memory lane’s a bitch.
  • Get under the radar the fact that you’re physically able to endure the office as opposed to an enfeebled and gravely ill Hillary. Don’t address it directly but make not-so-veiled references to stamina, strength, energy, fortitude and the like which contrast Hillary’s coughing spells and anti-seizure eyewear.
  • You have to emphasize that this is an election of trust and Hillary has provided many examples of how she’s not to be trusted through Comey’s bill of particulars as to her server irregularities, pay to play, lying anent Benghazi and other matters international along with her own sordid history via the Clinton Global Initiative — an organization that makes the Gambino crime family look like the Junior League in comparison.

Hillary’s health decline. A dark look back at how the Ted Baxter sockpuppet media have distracted the public away from the obvious and troubling realities of a gravely ill Madame Clinton.

I’ll tumble for you. Steady as she goes. And remember, we mocked mercilessly Gerald Ford for the slightest of his trips and stumbles. Ford, by the by, might have been the most athletic POTUS we’ve ever had. Yet Princess Pratfall here, in her umpteenth banana peel moment, is excused altogether.

The 9/11 horror. Revisited. Pneumonia? Overheated? Pollen? You be the judge. And notice the accounts as well of her physician on site doing an impromptu neurological test on Mrs. Clinton. This was not a whoopsie daisy moment by any stretch of the imagination. This was full-blown and full-tilt meltdown and collapse.

Yet another hacking controversy. Her incessant and seemingly unrelenting bouts with persistent and uncontrollable coughing, which has been suspected of being related and connected to everything from myriad neurological disorders to their attendant medication side effects, have been chalked up to the proverbial frog(s) in her throat to an allergic reaction to Herr Drumpf.

Doctor my eyes. In January 2013 then-Secretary of State HRC wore Fresnel prism lenses, designed to counter double vision (diplopia) after serious head injuries. Her myriad known and reported health problems include the concussion she suffered in December 2012 that was widely reported yet miraculously removed from the collective memory base of the media and that reportedly led to a serious blood clot requiring hospitalization. It was also reported to have caused her to suffer post-concussion syndrome with symptoms including confusion, headaches and dizziness. But she’s fine, folks. Nothing to see here.

What’s with the Don Was specs? For many people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy. Carl Zeiss brand Z1 blue lenses are highly effective in treating photosensitive epilepsy and are seen here being sported by the Entitled One.

And what the hell was this? Still the most frightening image of an almost seized and paralyzed Hillary stuck in that Angelo Bruno frozen maw. All over . . . balloons. Oh, she’s just dandy, all right.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Degree of Clinton Lies Knows No Historical Equivalent and the Imprisonment of Anthony Weiner

Even the term lies is a euphemism. It doesn’t even come close. But I think you know that. At least, I hope you know that. I discuss herein.

Virtual flashing and hi-tech adultery. Yes, Anthony Weiner, the human punchline. I know he’s a joke and pathetic but we must review how his case will rewrite the law as, per Lionel’s law, the law always lags behind technology. I discuss herein.

LIONEL PODCAST: America at War – The Hillary Clinton Campaign and Grand Swindle

Hillary Clinton’s attendants and handlers prepare her for her “press conference” later in the day. She assures us she’s fine.

When has she ever told the truth? Tell me. She’s avoiding coming clean as to her health, platform, plans, server controversies, classified information, Benghazi, her concussions, collapses, fainting spells — name it. Mendacity has taken to an artform. While America’s at war with terrorism, HRC talks of Putin and Russia. Please explain that trope to me. I’m begging you. Figuratively. The distortion knows no surcease. No finality or cessation. She’s an endless font of mendacity and illusion. And all the while the mainstream media refuse to so much as question the veracity or authenticity of her claims, position, platform and position. I can say with some authority, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life or professional career. There was always media bias and, frankly, connivance. But this is unfathomable. And dangerous.
Keep an eye on this story. And watch the narrative. Watch what Trump does and how he handles this next week during their first debate. Hillary Clinton labeled the Chelsea explosion “apparent” terrorism and vowed to “not rest” until those responsible are brought to justice. Not to rest?! Bwahahahahaha! “I strongly condemn the apparent terrorist attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York,” Clinton proclaimed. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Mr. Cuomo described the events as “obviously an act of terrorism” but noted they were “not linked to international terrorism.” New York City’s loutish mayor by contrast, on Saturday evening and throughout Sunday deliberately avoided any slight reference to terrorism, saying instead the bombing “was intentional—it was a violent act.” Why the euphemistic parsing?

Doctor, my eyes have seen the years
And the slow parade of fears without crying
Now I want to understand

As the worm turns. But, as the WSJ notes, on Monday morning, when asked about his reluctance to use the term terrorism, Mr. de Blasio said it is “definitely leaning in that direction the more we know.” By afternoon, after Mr. Rahami had been apprehended, Mr. de Blasio amended his analysis. “Based on the information we have now,” he said, “we have every reason to believe this was an act of terror.” Hallelujah!

LIONEL PODCAST: Hillary Clinton Hates You, America and the Truth

NYC lout-in-chief, Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no specific or credible evidence to link the incident to terrorism. What?!

Gee, do you think these explosives were “intentional”? This was actually a theme from the Ted Baxter sockpuppet media. Honest. And listen to this strange referencing from the once relevant New York Times.

A powerful explosion caused by what the authorities believe was a homemade bomb injured at least 29 people on a crowded sidewalk in the bustling Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night.
A few hours later, the authorities found and removed what they described as a second explosive device four blocks away, raising the possibility that two bombs had been planted in the heart of the city.[e.s.]

Can you believe it? The possibility was raised by those intrepid detectives at the Grey Lady. Nonpareil brilliance, I’d say. Such a keen eye for the piquant and the beckoning. Move over, Columbo. Carlos Slim’s rag’s on fire. Behold!

Hillary Clinton attempted to speak to reporters on her plane and looked like she was about to again introduce us to what full-blown syncope looks like. Get this poor woman home to bed!

“You’re getting sleepy. Very sleepy. The benzo will be taking effect very soon. Nighty night.” Hillary takes charge. Sorta. The soporific somnambulist struggles to put one thought in front of the other. Well, what do you think? Imagine that. The woman who made the now famous 3 AM call meme important now looks like she can’t handle 3 PM. It gets better. Oddly.


Per usual that so-called conspiracy site Infowars nails it perfectly as indicated infra.

In under a minute you can see/hear an audio visual demonstration showing why the vast majority of Americans just laugh at journalists in the 2016 presidential campaign.

A well sedated Secretary Clinton begins her remarks (00:28) by saying:

“I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey, as well as the attack in Minnesota”…

Note the emphasis: “briefed about the bombings.”

However, seemingly oblivious to the fact Secretary Clinton just said “bombings“, Hillary’s traveling press pool asks the very first question 40 seconds later (01:08) which was:

“Do you have any reaction to the fact that Donald Trump, prior to taking the stage tonight, called the explosion tonight a bomb, and if that’s an appropriate term”?

Donald Trump was in Colorado when he said a “bomb” had gone off in NYC. Immediately, the press was all over him for not waiting for the “facts” or “details” to come in. The Washington Post, CBS News, USA Today and other media outlets all did their finger wagging best in chastising Trump for daring to suggest the explosion was a bomb.

But what of Hillary Clinton? During quick Q&A with press members aboard her plane, she referred to the “bombings in New York and New Jersey” and what did press members there do? She is actually asked what Hillary thought of Trump referring to the explosion as a bomb, 40 SECONDS after Hillary referred to the explosion as a “bombing” and then has the audacity to say people should wait for all of the facts!

This is the kind of ridiculousness that drives conservatives crazy about the press.

Also…..what is wrong with Hillary? She doesn’t look well. I know her press overlords will say she’s “recovering from pneumonia” but it appeared as though she was going to fall asleep [Source]

Donald Trump, Pepe the frog, and white supremacists: an explainer.

Remember Pepe? We’re not kidding. Seriously. We’re not kidding.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Hillary Clinton Criminal Conspiracy and Lie Machine

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. (Gore Vidal)

Meanwhile the planet crumbles.  And what are we not discussing? What are the mainstream sock puppet media ignoring altogether? How are deceived? Let me count the ways.

  • Hillary Clinton’s seemingly endless and interminable tapestry and mosaic of lies.
  • Hillary Clinton’s grave illness(es).
  • Hillary Clinton’s neurological maladies and in extremis.
  • Hillary Clinton’s unsuitability to serve as POTUS due to said illnesses.
  • Hillary Clinton’s criminal organized aka Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
  • Hillary Clinton’s role in Laureate.
  • Hillary Clinton’s obfuscation as to her role and complicity in the Benghazi horror.
  • Hillary Clinton’s record as Wall Street shill, puppet and warmonger of the first stripe.
  • Hillary Clinton’s pay for play allegations and supporting proof via doc drop.
  • Hillary Clinton’s contempt for Congress, justice and the FBI.
  • Hillary Clinton’s coverup of serial predation on the part of her co-defendant, WJC.

Shall I go on? It’s beyond someone hiding a bad health record. It’s far graver than that and far more consequential. It’s about a bona fide crime family that has redefined criminality and blatant, patient and obvious contempt of order and the rule of law.

So what seems to be the mainstream media’s concerns. And what are hey fixated on?

  • Donald Trump’s hair.
  • Donald Trump’s tax returns. (That show not net worth and assets.)
  • Donald Trump’s steaks.
  • Donald Trump’s water.
  • Donald Trump’s hats, ties and clothing.
  • Donald Trump’s university. (But not Laureate, see supra.)
  • Donald Trump’s Atlantic City bankruptcies (along with a host of hotel luminaries including the city itself).
  • Donald Trump’s wife.
  • Donald Trump’s wife’s speech.
  • Donald Trump’s immigration status.
  • Donald Trump’s prior careers.
  • Donald Trump’s daughter.
  • Donald Trump’s sons and old trophy hunting photos.
  • Donald Trump’s ______ (use your imagination).

LIONEL PODCAST: What Will It Take for the Media to Admit Hillary’s Gravely Ill?

“Can’t a girl have a sick day or two? Don’t get me started, because when it comes to overqualified women having to try a hundred times harder than under qualified men to get a break, or even a level playing field, well, we know that story.” CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

This is mendacity on human growth hormone. A profound contempt for clarity, transparency and leveling with the American citizen and potential voter. It’s simply mind-boggling. The enemy of limpid and bare truth. Beyond corrupt. Putrescence personified. America will learn a lesson this time.

Who is this woman attending to Hillary Clinton? And what’s she doing? She’s either exchanging a secret Illuminati handshake with the almost-dropped Hillary or it’s a neurological checklist procedure, impromptu and in the open for the crowdsourced citizen journos to catch and collect. And her minions and zombies maintain the mindlessly inane excuses of pneumonia, pollen count, heat prostration and, yes, dehydration. And with that frozen straight face. Simply fascinating. Cognitive dissonance as performance art.

Examine the patient’s hands. Look for intrinsic hand, thenar and hypothenar muscle wasting.

Test the patient’s grip by having the patient hold the examiner’s fingers in their fist tightly and instructing them not to let go while the examiner attempts to remove them. Normally the examiner cannot remove their fingers. This tests the forearm flexors and the intrinsic hand muscles. Compare the hands for strength asymmetry. — The Precise Neurological Exam [e.s.]

Dehydration? Pollen? Overheating? Bullshit. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser M.D. joined my great friend, the Torquemada of the conservative rhythm section, Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV to discuss Hillary Clinton’s health concerns. Dr. Jasser was a physician for the Navy and and physician for Congress and told Steve Hillary’s medical emergency was not caused by dehydration. I think he knows a thing or two anent and about.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: What she had was a syncopal episode. She passed out. That’s either cardiovascular or neurologic. Now, her team wants us to believe it is dehydration. She didn’t appear to be dehydrated and that doesn’t get fixed in 90 minutes. So I can tell you that it really appears and if I let a patient with the condition of syncope leave my office, and not get admitted, and get evaluated immediately, that would be malpractice. So there’s something going on.

“Threw a shoe and took a bad fall.” (Stephen Stills)

LIONEL PODCAST: What Really Happened on 9/11 and Why It’s Still a Secret

Look carefully. Three beams. Three beacons. Three? Yes, three. Why?

I am not a truther. (And as Gore Vidal noted famously) nor am I a conspiracy theorist; I’m a conspiracy analyst. The official story of 9/11 is folklorish and mythological. It’s beyond unbelievable and is, like Napoleon’s definition of history, a set of lies that people have agreed upon. If you’ve never spent any time deconstructing the amazing rewriting of the physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, the laws of gravity, physics, structural engineering, architectural science, piloting, aerodynamics, evidence, common sense — well, you’ve missed one of life’s rare events.

But there’s no evidence of it being a US government “inside job” or false flag or state-sponsored. There. Feel relieved? I know that’s what bothers many Americans, especially those in the Ted Baxter sockpuppet media. I mean, when has the government ever lied about its knowledge or complicity? Heavens! Now, that’s not to say it’s not a possibility or unlikely or even far-fetched. No, certainly not. There’s simply no evidence of it. Nor is there evidence of motivation, goal or intended results or beneficiaries. Cui bono? Cui prodest? I think we know, certainly. But that’s not evidence of anything. Notwithstanding a mountain of fascinating facts and data that scream out for further investigation and review. Think a permanent Russell-Sartre Tribunal of sorts. Anything but the dog and pony show of Congress. And on a personal, individual level, and from having spent my life investigating reality versus “history” I do not believe that President Cheney or his manservant Dubya knew anything in advance or were involved directly in any aspects of our day of horror. Aside from the lack of evidence indicating such, there’s the benefit of plausible deniability and the absolute folly that would involve their involvement. While I believe also that Pearl Harbor was not as recorded or believed, I do not believe FDR was directly involved or had knowledge beforehand. Know when to be detective; know when to be juror. Suspicion versus the weighing of probity. Just because you have an Aha! moment in determining that a piece of evidence as advanced is not what you believe to be true, culpability is not assigned thereafter. Dig?

The 9/11 Omission (ahem) was a bad joke. ‘Twas an enfeebled and reckless attempt to rush through what appeared to be an investigation (à law the Warren Commission of note) and even the commissioners found it, to put it mildly, problematic. the following is a marvelous compendium from WashingtonsBlog that I commend to you as it’s replete with citation and reference. Go ahead. Give it a look over.

The 9/11 Commission Didn’t Believe the Government … So Why Should We?

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:

  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”
  • No wonder the Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “PERMANENT 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

Some examples of obstruction of justice into the 9/11 investigation include:

  • An FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House. As the New York Times notes:

Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

  • The chairs of both the 9/11 Commission and the Official Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 said that Soviet-style government “minders” obstructed the investigation into 9/11 by intimidating witnesses (and see this)
  • The 9/11 Commissioners concluded that officials from the Pentagon lied to the Commission, and considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements
  • As reported by ACLUFireDogLakeRawStory and many others, declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Both the 9/11 Commission Investigation and 9/11 Trials Were Based on Unreliable Evidence Produced by Torture

The CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations.

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

The chief lawyer for Guantanamo litigation – Vijay Padmanabhan – said that torture of 9/11 suspects was widespread.

And Susan J. Crawford – the senior Pentagon official overseeing the military commissions at Guantánamo told Bob Woodward:

We tortured Qahtani. His treatment met the legal definition of torture.

Indeed, some of the main sources of information were tortured right up to the point of death.

Moreover, the type of torture used by the U.S. on the Guantanamo suspects is of a special type. Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating false confessions. (and see thisthisthis and this).

And according to NBC News:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

If the 9/11 Commissioners themselves doubt the information from the government, why should we believe it?

LIONEL PODCAST: The Distraction of the Republic in Realtime Real Fast

Let me see if I can clarify my political ideology. (See above.) I think this approximates my feelings anent and regarding the situation at hand. I’m not inclined to vote for Hillary. Or anyone. Save me. #LOUS4POTUS. The threat to our republic that Hillary Clinton poses exceeds and transcends anything that the mere and feeble human mind can possibly and adequately comprehend. She’s a Wall Street shill, a globalist puppet and a warmonger of the first stripe. Is Trump worse? Better, who cares? The lesser of two evils is still evil. And less. (As someone said, methinks.)

The show that deserves your immediate attention and then amnesia. It is hard to find one particular media sideshow that is by far the absolute worst when it comes to promoting and spewing disinformation, misinformation, ignorance as an artform and possessing a corrupt and putrid bias that in no wise even approximates the truth. A program “manned” by the least-informed and lest-equipped intellectually, factually and experientially. It’s difficult because the list of potential offenders is burgeoning. But hands down, the worst offender is by far and absolutely ABC’s The View. Congratulations. It’s simply breathtaking in its limited view and minimalist imagination with no early recognition of historicity and precedent.

The oaf’s oaf. “Hello, I’m Gary Johnson, a disheveled maundering dolt. A weed-addled, confused rodeo clown and distraction from my real sponsors: corporate fascists. My running mate’s a weathered sot and hack on the back nine of a dubious career. I lure disenchanted voters with the halcyon promise of ending weed penalties. And a few words about prostitution. I’ve really no plans to speak of and, frankly, just enjoy this vanity campaign. Look, I know it’s not about Aleppo. It’s about a bigger picture. It’s about how I, a loon who actually favors TPP, digs Hillary, advocates carbon taxes, refuses to acknowledge illegal aliens by insisting on “undocumented” whatevers, and who even believes bakeries should be forced to create gay, KK K, Nazi cakes – it’s about how I am fooling you loons by dangling that hoary and weathered Libertarian platform in front of you. I’m a façade. A Potemkin village. A cover. My kind goes back to Rockefeller, Lionel Robinson, LSE and a host of asset-stripping jackals and globalist thugs. Take that, suckas!”

Aleppo. Zeppo. Gone-o. Gary Johnson is a buffoon. A Boeotian. A rodeo clown and cover. A chuff and agrestic Boeotian. He’s there to strip votes from Trump or perhaps Hillary. He’s a Libertarian, a one-size-fits-all monumentally and breathtakingly vague standard bearer of a Potemkin village cover for corporate fascism. But if you’ve listened to me, you already knew that. Mike Barnicle, remember him? You should.

Asked what he would do about the Syrian city of Aleppo, the region at the center of that nation’s civil war and refugee crisis, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson responded by asking, “what is Aleppo?”

“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panelist Mike Barnicle asked the former New Mexico governor during an in-studio interview Thursday morning.

“And what is Aleppo?” Johnson responded.

“You’re kidding,” a stunned Barnicle replied, to which Johnson answered that he was not.

Barnicle explained to the Libertarian candidate that Aleppo is “the epicenter of the refugee crisis” in Syria, giving Johnson enough information to finally answer the question.

“Okay, Got it. Well, with regard to Syria, I do think that it’s a mess,” he said. “I think the only way that we deal with Syria is to join hands with Russia to diplomatically bring that at an end but when we’ve aligned ourselves with — when we have supported the opposition, the Free Syrian Army, the Free Syrian Army is also coupled with the Islamists, and then the fact that we’re also supporting the Kurds and this is, it’s just a mess. And this is the result of regime change that we end up supporting and, inevitably, these regime changes have led to a less safe world.”

Asked what he would do about the Syrian city of Aleppo, the region at the center of that nation’s civil war and refugee crisis, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson responded by asking, “what is Aleppo?”

“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panelist Mike Barnicle asked the former New Mexico governor during an in-studio interview Thursday morning.

“And what is Aleppo?” Johnson responded.

“You’re kidding,” a stunned Barnicle replied, to which Johnson answered that he was not.

Barnicle explained to the Libertarian candidate that Aleppo is “the epicenter of the refugee crisis” in Syria, giving Johnson enough information to finally answer the question.

“Okay, Got it. Well, with regard to Syria, I do think that it’s a mess,” he said. “I think the only way that we deal with Syria is to join hands with Russia to diplomatically bring that at an end but when we’ve aligned ourselves with — when we have supported the opposition, the Free Syrian Army, the Free Syrian Army is also coupled with the Islamists, and then the fact that we’re also supporting the Kurds and this is, it’s just a mess. And this is the result of regime change that we end up supporting and, inevitably, these regime changes have led to a less safe world.” [Source]

LIONEL PODCAST: The Bloodthirsty Candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton

The very fact that referenced piece supra is not immediately recognized by 98% of the electorate shows you the cosmic disconnect that the aforementioned and its lapdog media have as to this more-than-critical issue. Warmongers — a sovereign or political leader or activist who encourages or advocates aggression or warfare toward other nations or groups. Remember? Apparently not. When did we go amnesiac.

The Dreadful Kagan Clan——Hillary’s Warmongers In Waiting

And that brings us to the deplorable Kagan clan—–Washington’s leading resident family of war-mongering neo-cons. The odds are that, if elected President, Hillary would likely choose one of them——her protégé during her stint in the Obama administration, Victoria Nuland—– as Secretary of State.

Yet that would be lights out for any hope of caging Washington’s imperial ambitions and reducing the massive and utterly unnecessary burden of current defense spending. The truth is, there are fewer greater menaces in the Imperial City today than Victoria Nuland.

Not only does she happen to be married to Bob Kagan, the leading neocon guru of global interventionism and regime change, but she earned her spurs as a key aid to Dick Cheney.

Hillary’s health? For years I’ve repeatedly and steadfastly referenced and mentioned #HRC’s obvious failing health concerns and the looks and comments I received were per usual speckled with allegations of lunatic conspiracy theories and the like. The evidence was and is overwhelming after the media publicly reported concussions, blood clots, diplopia, Fresnel lenses and the like. She ditched Benghazi testimony over her health. Conveniently. Even with the latest FBI doc drops Friday the evidence was and remains overwhelming. But her acolytes refused to budge and you think they’d care abbey her and her well-being. But that’s not the case. What they care about is being wrong and trying to tamp down the simmering hate they have for all things Trump.

LIONEL PODCAST: Are You Ready for the Revolution?

We can drown them in our urine. A friend of mine mentioned that once. It’s designed to show the immense nature of our size, volume and population heft. We should never cow or cower in the face of a government that we could trounce, actually and figuratively.

And now, miscellany.

  • We were told repeatedly that believing that Hillary suffered brain or cognitive impairment due to falls, blood clots and concussions was a dread conspiracy theory. Baseless and indicia of a paranoid lunacy. Yesterday, on that most propitious and ceremonial document and file dump, on a Friday before the Labor Day weekend (don’t think we didn’t notice that Hill), reports were replete with references to HRC’s confusion, amnesia and inability to process myriad (yet quite basic questions) as to emails, cellphones and general activity. Therefore, under this logic, HRC herself is a conspiracy theorist.
  • Watch the look on a HRC supporter’s face when you bring up the $100B #CGI fraud. They’ve no idea and simply don’t care. Facts aren’t their strong suit.
  • We’re simply a country that has taken the normally complex issue of an election and reduced it to the most base of infantilized popularity consensuses. Details get in the way and provide the stumbling block. That’s heavy lifting. We’d prefer a spiffy golf cap with a mindless reference or a snappy logo. Remember, we’re not detail people.
  • So, tell me. Do you not understand what those hazy streaks are gumming up sunshine and providing that gauzy sky? You constantly take photos of sky scenes as to impress upon us your ability to luxuriate, so I have to ask, do you read? Where’ve you been as to the subject of #geoengineering or do you think that’s that nutty #chemtrails conspiracy theory?
  • Solar Radiation Management (SRM) controls sunlight before it reaches the planet. And this doesn’t concern you but “climate change” does. This is climate change.
  • The ability of stratospheric sulfate aerosols to create a global dimming effect has made them a possible candidate for use in geoengineering projects to limit the effect and impact of climate change due to rising levels of greenhouse gases. Delivery of precursor sulfide gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) by artillery, aircraft and balloons has been proposed.
  • As long as you think you have to vote for the lesser of two evils you’re guaranteed to keep electing evil.
  • CNN is a news placebo.
  • Getting information on the internet is like taking a drink — from a fire hose.
  • Amazing the number of Mother Teresa fans who know absolutely nothing about her record or history but simply applaud like seals as directed.
  • When I was a kid we had three networks, a daily and afternoon paper, a library and we knew more of what was happening in the world than today with am Internet.
  • In case of an overdose, when Narcan isn’t available, shout this at the victim: “In January one of these two will be President.”
  • Before Bernie Sanders’s orchiectomy he said this. “You asked me about the Clinton Foundation. Do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collects many millions of dollars from foreign governments, governments which are dictatorships? You don’t have a lot of civil liberties, democratic rights in Saudi Arabia. You don’t have a lot of respect there for divergent, opposition points of view, for gay rights, for women’s rights. Yeah — do I have a problem with that? Yeah, I do.”