Monthly Archives: July 2016

LIONEL PODCAST: The Corrupt Shillary Media and the Hijacking of the 2016 Election

Devoid of message and vision. But plenty of feigned mirth and overreaction. Loaded with schmaltz and hype. Contrived merriment and infectious glee substituting for a determined plot and plan. The first woman, the progressive, her turn – whatever. But never a word about qualifications, record and platform. Though she does have “experience.” As Willie Sutton had banking experience, I suppose. And all the while her bought and paid for media apparatchiks are doubling down in trying to bait the field and lay as many red herrings as possible in their role as rodeo clowns and diverters.

Wanted: New CNN Booking Producer. Watch Smerconish’s patented vacant stare become decidedly more pronounced when Dr. Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton, educates the lad on this thing called history. Herein were his most poignant comments.

Cohen says the media at large is doing a huge disservice to the American people by ignoring the substance of Trump’s arguments about NATO and Russia, and buying the Clinton campaign’s simplistic smear that Trump is a Russian “Manchurian candidate.”

“That reckless branding of Trump as a Russian agent, most of it is coming from the Clinton campaign,” Cohen said. “And they really need to stop.”

“We’re approaching a Cuban Missile Crisis level nuclear confrontation with Russia,” he explained. “And there is absolutely no discussion, no debate, about this in the American media.”

“Then along comes, unexpectedly, Donald Trump,” he continued, “Who says he wants to end the New Cold War, and cooperate with Russia in various places… and –astonishingly– the media is full of what only can be called neo-McCarthyite charges that he is a Russian agent, that he is a Manchurian candidate, and that he is Putin’s client.”

“This is a moment when there should be, in a presidential year, a debate,” he said. “And that is not what we are given in the media today.”

“Let’s go back to what you said Trump said about NATO,” Cohen also said. “Trump said early on, he wanted to know, 60 years after its foundation, what was NATO’s mission today. 100 policy wonks in Washington since the end of the Soviet Union, 25 years ago, have asked the same question. Is NATO an organization in search of a mission?”

“That’s a legitimate question –but we don’t debate it. We don’t ask it. We just say, oh, Trump wants to abandon NATO.”

LIONEL PODCAST: A Corrupt and Vile Candidate, DNC Leaks Focus Doom, Let’s Blame Russia, Debbie’s Sick Betrayal, Millennials Double Crossed by Bernie, Bankrupt Policies and Distracted Vision

It’s mind boggling the treachery and perfidy that’s now become a bloodsport. Behold the uncut version of “Debbie Does DNC” – well, was supposed to. Thrown under the bus, tossed aside and sacrificed. Yanked from her platform but repackaged as an HRC higher-up. Blatant and hiding in plain sight. Simply amazing. Media apparatchiks double down on pro-HDR defense and excuses. Memes and tropes, images and flashbacks. Keep the folks confused. Prestidigitation and political sleight of hand. Watch the jiggling keys, crying baby. Just watch Queen Hillary. It’s her show, her party and her rules. As was attributed to Иосиф Сталин, “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” You’re being played, suckas.

LIONEL PODCAST: My RNC Convention Postmortem and the Ascension of Trump to the Crown

“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Blood & Guts Hillary

The Cleveland dumpster fire and Milgram experiment has finally concluded. Herein is my review, my peroration and my postmortem analysis and autopsy that I trust you will find of pertinent interest. As part of their usual smug arrogance and indifference to reality, progressive types, Hillary acolytes and delusional Dems never listened to a word Trump said but how he said it. This will be their doom. They forget that feller Dubya – a monosyllabic Boeotian spouting cretinous malapropos who won twice. Beware Democratic obscurantism and the usual suspects. Trump is not the answer. He may be an antidote and antivenin, though. Remember, I’m not voting for anyone on any ballot. I’m voting for me, LOTUS. #LOTUS4POTUS

The irony. The horror. Why is the left so impuissant and pathetic that an alleged lumbering right-winger is the anti-war voice? Why do the American people have to hear these words from Herr Drumpf? Trump noted that the United States has been “picking up the cost” of NATO’s defenses for too long. (I’m horripilating over hat one in particular.) He disavowed America’s foreign policy under both Democratic and Republican presidents, criticizing “fifteen years of wars in the Middle East” and declaring that “Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.”

I’m not voting for any of these clowns. But America should think of it this way. Trump may not be the answer. He just might be the antivenin and antidote.

LIONEL PODCAST: Turkey and Trump for Dummies

Behold the dumpster fire that is the GOP. The Grand Guignol of American political theatre, as my great friend Webster Tarpley refers to it. The march of the incompetents. Herr Drumpf’s explication of ISIS and Turkey was breathtakingly incoherent. More so than ever. And that’s saying something. What is the coup about, you ask? Historicity counts. “Rogue” Turkish military units were seen as acting to cement the historic pledge of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to keep Turkey modern and secular and not to allow it to revert to the obscurantist horror of the late caliphate – which is precisely the object of Erdogan’s increasingly oppressive Islamist dictatorship. But you’d never know that after sampling Mutt and Jeff’s rote recitation of bumpersticker prattle. What country is this again? 

LIONEL PODCAST: Black Lives Matter Is a Radical Terror Hate Group and a Blatant Con

“Assata taught me.” The cited and oft-referenced inspiration behind the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement – the individual cited as its guru, maharishi and founder and regularly quoted by its supporters – is a convicted cop killer who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. Pay particular note, this is critical.

Spinning the lore. The story goes that Black Lives Matter was founded by militant feminists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opel Tometi, with Garza widely recognized and acknowledged by apostles and acolytes as the most influential of the troika. In an article which details the philosophical foundation of BLM, Ms. Garza cites “Assata’s powerful demand in my organizing work.” Just think about that. So, who exactly is she?

The George Washington of BLM. Assata is a reference to Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Deborah Chesimard, a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary who escaped from prison in 1979 while serving a life sentence for the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. It seems that on the night of May 2, 1973, Shakur, along with two other accomplices, killed Foerster execution-style at point-blank range during a routine traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick. Now, I invite you to read the legions of commentary on the sufficiency of evidence as to her conviction and the bases for her conviction. But, remember, “Assata taught me.”

Pledging allegiance. For the beloved Assata, the shooting was the culmination of years of dedicated and devoted militant radicalism during which she joined and left the Black Panther Party because it was not violent enough, before subsequently joining the Black Liberation Army, a domestic terror outfit responsible for bombings and assassinations throughout the 1970’s which claimed the lives of 13 police officers.

Just imagine. Imagine an organization called White Lives Matter that listed as its inspiration Timothy McVeigh or David Duke or George Wallace – or, even better, a convicted escaped black cop killer or mass murderer. Can you imagine the media reaction? I can. There’d be no concomitant care and concern over speaking ill of the sincere and well-earned feelings of disconnect on the parts of its membership. Black lives do matter. But the organization whose name hijacks that expression and thought deserves a thorough and robust vetting of its historical antecedents. Especially when they

LIONEL PODCAST: America – Conceived in Conspiracy, Born in Revolution, Brexit in Reverse

Mr. Vidal said it best. And as our beloved republic celebrates the 240th anniversary of this exquisite laboratory experiment in liberty and as Hillary Clinton emerges from a “voluntary” discussion with FBI agents as to her various server and email derring-do and as we contemplate November and the worst possible offering of candidates in the history of our motherland, let us remember Gore Vidal.

“Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won’t be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.”