“Pravda” Means “Truth”


Spiders spin webs, the media spins lies.

From No Quarter (h/t Venus):

Pravda Is Alive and Well in America and Hillary is the Potemkin Candidate

If you are over the age of 55 you probably remember the former Soviet “News” Organization, PRAVDA (i.e. TRUTH) when it was the organ of communication for the Communist Party. PRAVDA symbolized the Soviet penchant for lying about the realities in their country. PRAVDA, for example, would put out stories touting incredible economic growth and stores overflowing with consumer goods. In truth, however, growth lagged and the shelves were bare.


The media labored valiantly to portray the Democrat Convention as the greatest thing to happen to America. They are probably right on one point–the Convention created more jobs for blue collar workers than Obama had created so far in his feckless reign. The electronic and print media trumpeted that the Convention was drawing more viewers than the Republicans. Vindication, in their jaundiced eyes at least, that a majority favored Hillary and the Dems.

Whoops. Final numbers are it. When it really counted, more people watched Donald Trump than watched Hillary Clinton. Poor Hollywood Reporter almost choked in having to report this:

With all ratings in across networks, the DNC finale comes in short of the RNC — though averages a much stronger showing over four days. Trump 34.9 million to Hillary’s 33.7 million.

Trump attracted 1.2 million more viewers than Hillary. Yet the media persists thru today with trying to portray Hillary as trampling Trump. Conveniently ignored by the cheerleaders for Hillary was the absence of one tiny thing–a list of actual accomplishments. Her experience shows her to be a failure. As the first Lady at the White House she could not keep Bill from banging interns an close friends in the White House. As Senator on behalf of New York she managed to help make the case for going to war in Iraq, otherwise no significant legislation. And as Secretary of State she helped set the Middle East on fire, adding wood and fuel to the conflagration started by Bush and Cheney.

Can you imagine the howling and outrage that would ensue if Donald Trump did what Hillary’s team did? You know, hiring people to wear her gear and sit in seats in side the Convention Hall and cheer. We already know how crazed the media gets if Donald Trump dares speak the name of Putin or say Russia. The fainting couches are crushed under the weight of bloated reporters recoiling in horror and passing out at Trump’s remark that it would be swell if Russia could find the 30,000 emails Hillary and her team deleted.

The press, including some claiming to be conservative, can embrace the notion that a woman described by the FBI Director as “reckless” and “ignorant” when it comes to handling classified information is in fact some sort of All Star for the Presidency.

Hillary is just a human version of a Potemkin Village.

In politics and economics, a Potemkin village (also Potyomkin village, derived from the Russian: Потёмкинские деревни, is any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories of a fake portable village, built only to impress Empress Catherine II during her journey to Crimea in 1787.

One thing I remember about the Soviet era is that they weren’t fooling anyone. You can tell people that the stores are overflowing with stuff but they can see the bare shelves with their own eyes.

The media lies in several different ways. They tell us things that just aren’t true. They lie by concealing the truth. They lie by telling the truth, but not all of it. And they lie by distracting us from the truth with shiny squirrels.

The best defense against liars is to stop listening, however, that is a catch-22 because instead of being deceived you are blissfully ignorant. The truth is out there. But if you seek the truth you will have to sift thru a lot of bullshit to find it.

Piss off the media – vote for Trump.


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Friday,Friday !

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Any Stick To Beat A Dog

Khizr Khan holds a copy of Constitution of the United States, that he offered to lend to Donald Trump, with his wife Ghazala Khan, during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Their son, Humayun S. M. Khan was a University of Virginia graduate who enlisted in the U.S. Army and died serving the United States. (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS) 1187808

I don’t get it. The media seem to think they found the new Cindy Sheehan:

Father of slain Muslim US soldier to Donald Trump: ‘You have sacrificed nothing and no one’

The father of a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in the Iraq War delivered a passionate appeal at the Democratic National Convention for voters to support Hillary Clinton, accusing Republican Donald Trump of sacrificing “nothing” and “smearing the character” of religious minorities like his family.

Khizr Khan, whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, 27, died from a suicide bombing in Baghdad 12 years ago, said that if Trump is able to follow through on his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country, his late son never would have been able to come to serve the country in the military. The Khans, a Muslim family, immigrated to the United States from the United Arab Emirates.

“Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities,” he said. “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

This guy’s kid was killed by a Muslim suicide bomber in a war Hillary voted for and he’s mad at Donald Trump? Why are the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) pimping this guy’s grief on national television? The visuals are horrible – for Hillary.  The guy looks like he is issuing a fatwa.

The only thing I can figure is they don’t care if it makes sense, any stick to beat a dog will do.

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Post-Hillary Acceptance Speech Open Thread


She really wasn’t that great. But she wore white, just like the suffragettes.

This is an open thread.

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I’m sure this is all Donald Trump’s fault:

The video is disturbing.

An ice cream truck driver is forced out of his truck and beaten down with a bat.

“They jumped me and take a bat and hit me with the bat,” said Mamadou Bah.

He told WREG he is lucky to be alive after being flagged down for what he thought was an ice cream stop inside the Bella Vista Apartments around 7:30 Tuesday night.

“This hand is broken because they hit me with a metal bat,” said Bah.

He said one man jumped in and started beating him, causing his ice cream truck to wreck.

Then two others joined in the attack.

The stunning video shows them swinging bats across Bah’s head and busting out the ice cream van windows.

He said he never saw the attackers before, but thinks he knows why they hit him.

“Just to take my money and kill me, that’s it,” he said.

He said they took $480.

Bah was able to get up and get help.

He spent several hours at the hospital and is at home with a broken arm and swollen face.

Then, to add insult to injury, residents of the apartment complex where this took place started spreading false rumors that Bah was attacked because he was a pedophile. I’m guessing that the residents who started that rumor are the thugs who robbed him. Once the video went viral they needed to justify their blatant thuggery.


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Obama: Me, Myself, And I

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So Obama gave a speech last night. He talked about his three favorite things.

Normally, night three of a political convention belongs to the VP candidate. It is their night to shine. They get top billing and their speech is the big finale of the evening.

Poor Tim Kaine. He got bumped to second banana so that Barack Obama could grab the spotlight one more time. Kaine was sandwiched in between Obama and Joe Biden. Even worse, his speech got very little news coverage, as the latest DNC hack and the fauxrage over Donald Trump’s “treasonous” remarks about Hillary’s missing emails got more attention.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is living rent-free in the Democrats pointy little heads.


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DNC Day 3


I can’t watch this shit. I am currently watching sit-com reruns on TBS. I can barely walk because I apparently injured my right hip. I don’t think I’ll be able to go see mom tonight. Her condition hasn’t changed much.

This is an open thread.


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