It Takes More Than Boobs And A Pretty Face

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Open wide and say “Ahhhhhhhh”

And I am being really generous on the “pretty face” thing.

Trump army sabotages Michelle Fields’ book reviews on Amazon

Michelle Fields vs. Corey Lewandowski is not over yet.

Field’s new book Barons of the Beltway is all about exposing political corruption, but Donald Trump supporters aren’t impressed. Many are still criticizing the conservative reporter for charging Trump’s former campaign manager with assault several months ago.

A scroll through the Amazon reviews of Barons of the Beltway makes it pretty clear that Fields has a lot of haters out there.

Occam’s Razor says the least complicated explanation is the book sucks.

According to Amazon:

Michelle Fields is a political reporter who has held positions at Fox News, Breitbart, PJ Media, and the Daily Caller. In addition to her reporting work, Michelle has appeared on C-SPAN, CNBC, Sky News, and various programs on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Newtork

I’m not sure what a “newtork” is but she appears to have bounced around a bit for someone who is only 28 years old. Wiki says she graduated from Pepperdine with a political science degree. I’m not seeing anything in her bio that doesn’t fit the “news bunny” stereotype. (The television news business has discovered that they get better ratings if they have hot chicks read the news.)

More Amazon:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,135 in Books

Not exactly flying off the shelves, now is it? The fact is, if everybody who gave her book a bad review actually bought one she would have sold a lot more copies. I’ll be shocked if there is a second printing. In fact, most of the first printing will probably end up in a landfill somewhere.

Here is a sampling of the reviews:

This book was the worst thing that happened to me since my Dad died.

This is the first book I’ve ever read and it was terrible. Will never read a book again

This book was a particularly painful one to read. Full disclosure: I did not – could not – finish it. It was so bad that I couldn’t justify wasting the time to complete it, thought I did skim the parts that I couldn’t be bothered to read word-for-word.

This booked touched me inappropriately.

And my personal favorite:

This book is so bad it should start with “It was a dark and stormy night.”

Ironically, here is an excerpt:

What do you do?” may be the No. 1 question asked in the Beltway. It achieves two things: It gives the asker the opportunity to brag about their own job title and lets them know whether the person they’re talking to is worth their time.

Job titles and associations are the lifeblood of D.C. You’re no one unless you have a title, whether it’s “congressman,” “ambassador,” “chief of staff,” or an impressive title at a firm or media company. Unlike most jobholders in America, poli­ticians in D.C. get to keep their titles for life. Think about it: You can be the CEO or vice president of the largest corpora­tion in America, but once you leave that job, so goes the title. In Washington, D.C., you can have the title of “president,” “congressperson,” or “senator,” and that is your title for life. It doesn’t matter if you were a terrible congressperson who served only one term; you will forever be referred to and in­troduced as a “congressperson.”

“Journalist” is a title. So is “author”.

Strangely enough, there don’t seem to be any shocking revelations in the book. Muckrakers usually rake a little muck. What exactly does Michelle Fields have to tell us that is worth the purchase price of the book?? What insights does a 28-year-old news bunny have to share?


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  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Back in the day nobody (male or female) that young would be getting any airtime on a network news or news network show. Aspiring journalists spent years toiling in the obscurity of small-market local news departments where they did “on-the-scene” reports when they weren’t fetching coffee for real reporters. They paid some serious dues before they were allowed to do analysis and punditry.

    Fox News started using news bunnies soon after they went on the air. One of the first was Kellyanne Fitzpatrick (now Conroy). They had long hair, long legs, and cleavage. They were young and pretty, and they wore short skirts and didn’t sit behind desks. They looked like lingerie models and they could recite GOP talking points without boring their audience.

    Now they’re ubiquitous.

    I’m not saying that these women didn’t have talent – some of them are damn smart. Nor am I suggesting that they “slept their way to the top”. I’m just saying that their looks were a job requirement.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Not coincidentally, back when journalists had to pay their dues to get to the top was when journalism still had credibility.

    • DeniseVB says:

      This was the TOP Positive Review, LOL, this guy knows how Amazon works…..

      5.0 out of 5 stars Look upon your works, ye Mighty Cucks, and despair., June 22, 2016
      This review is from: Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Elite–and How to Overthrow Them (Hardcover)
      Barons of the Beltway is wonderful feminist fantasy. The heart of the book is a scene where a snarling Corey Lewandowski attempts a double leg takedown on Fields, followed by a kimura transitioning to an armbar. It is completely over the top. We’ve subsequently seen video footage showing nothing of the sort. The reality was a hysterical Fields rushing repeatedly at Trump, willfully ignoring instructions from the Secret Service to step back.

      The rest of this childish tripe is more the same repeated ad nauseam. So why do I give 5 stars instead of 1? Because this book is a terrible lesson for America which can’t be repeated often enough. And I confess to a slight sympathy for Fields. She is the classic 7/10 who thinks she’s a 10/10 because she spent her early-to-mid twenties in a field populated by the most nauseating betas like Washington Post reporter Ben Terris. For years, she got away with baldfaced lies simply because a certain type of cringeworthy cuck would excuse any idiocy as long as she’d bat her eyelashes at him.

      I also admit to a hearty chuckle on how Fields ruthlessly manipulated little Benji Shapiro to throw away his promising career. Women frequently demand to be portrayed as brave warriors in this kind of political fan fiction. The more interesting reality is how much more easily they achieve their goals through cunning as long as there are hapless betas ripe for the plucking.

    • Ann says:

      Those reviews are hysterical. I “almost” feel sorry for her… except I really don’t. Actions have consequences. She’d be better off as a fiction writer as she clearly excels at storytelling.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Yes, “pretty face” is being very generous.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

  3. lyn says:

    Michelle Fields is a joke. Did she self publish? If she didn’t, someone should be fired.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Her scheme to get publicity for her book backfired. When she does get attention they want to talk about Trump, the incident, Cory L., etc., not her book.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Didn’t NewsMax guy quote her from the book about the Corey incident and she denied it because she wrote the book a year ago? I know I posted the interview vid downstairs, but that was the part that stuck in my mind……and when she ended the interview😉

    • votermom says:

      She was published by Crown Forum, a subsidiary of Random House.

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The weeping, wailing and gnashing or teeth continues:

    This morning, I woke up in a country I do not recognise. David Cameron’s big gamble – the future of Britain against his personal political ambitions – has backfired so badly that we’ve blasted clean out of the EU. By the time I’d put the kettle on, the stock markets were in free fall, Scotland was debating a new independence referendum, Sinn Fein was making secession noises, and the prime minister had resigned.

    There’s not enough tea in the entire nation to help us Keep Calm and Carry On today. Not on a day when prejudice, propaganda, naked xenophobia and callous fear-mongering have won out over the common sense we British like to pride ourselves on. Not on a day when we’re being congratulated by Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and nobody else. Well done, turkeys. Santa’s on his way.

    Nigel Farage, the rich, racist cartoon demagogue, boasts that this victory was won “without a single shot being fired”. Tell that to the grieving family of Jo Cox, the campaigning Labour MP gunned down last week. Farage promised that unless something was done to halt immigration, “violence will be the next step”. It looks like we’ve got a two-for-one deal on that one.

    So, here’s the thing. This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world, and yesterday the frightened, parochial lizard-brain of Britain voted out, out, out, and today we’ve all woken up still strapped onto this ghost-train as it hurtles off the tracks. Leave voters are finding they care less about immigration now that their pension pots are under threat. Maybe one of the gurning pundits promising them pride and sovereignty should have mentioned that, but they were too busy lying about the NHS. The curtain has been torn away and now we all have to look at the men behind it. They are not good men.

    Anyone feel like they’ve got their country back yet? No? That, after all, was the rallying cry of the Leave campaign – the transatlantic echo of “Make America Great Again”. There’s a precedent for what happens when svengalis with aggressively terrible haircuts are allowed to appeal to parochialism and fear in the teeth of a global recession, and it isn’t pretty.

    It says something about this campaign that I’m no longer at all worried about risking hyperbole or unoriginality when referencing all that Nazi history they made us study in school. I’m just frightened. I’m frightened that those who wanted “their” country back will get their wish, and it will turn out to be a hostile, inhospitable place for immigrants, ethnic minorities, queer people – everyone and anyone who wasn’t included when Farage proclaimed victory for “ordinary, decent people” this morning in front of a posse formed entirely of angry-looking, whey-faced blokes in suits.

    But the thing is – I want my country back too.

    One thing that struck me about all the articles written by the butthurt Bremain crowd is they never really try to sell anyone on the wonders of globalism. All they ever do is sneer at Brexit voters. If globalism is so obviously good, why are so many people unhappy?

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      This is the author:

      Laurie Penny is a journalist, feminist, geek and author of five books including Unspeakable Things (Bloomsbury 2014), Cybersexism (Bloomsbury 2013) and Meat Market (Zer0 2011). Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Contributing Editor at New Statesman. Writes and speaks on social justice, pop culture, gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian, The New York Times, Vice, Salon, The Nation, The New Inquiry and many more.

      She is all of 30 years old.

      • lyn says:

        She’s a stupid woman like Fields. She had no problem with the New Year’s Eve rapes in Germany.

        • Lulu says:

          As long as it is twelve year old “slags” from the north of England in Rotherham they don’t give a shit. To be that evil and stupid by 30 takes work.

      • Lulu says:

        She should read some things other than in her own bubble. The plan to exit the EU is pretty good actually. First up is denying the EU courts any jurisdiction over the UK in an emergency act passed by Parliament next week. After that they can just ignore Brussels. What is Brussels gonna do? Invade? They wanted the UK army and navy to create a EU military but now that plan is in the tank and the UK military can’t invade itself. Then the tax money dries up. Who is going to pay for everything? Italy! Uh. Maybe Denmark? Switzerland? No they aren’t a member and all those bank accounts and gold reserves are locked down. France and Germany of course who are both going broke taking care of the Muslims. OY! Dummyhead writer twit should have taken something besides basket weaving in college like logic.

      • Somebody says:

        What no Huffpo, Vox, or Salon on her resume?? She needs to tighten up.

    • lyn says:

      Yep. They tear down those who want their countries back and refuse to address why globalism is so grand.

      • votermom says:

        Their jobs depend on globalism. Fair enough. But they scoff at those who want out because globalism took their jobs away.

        • Lulu says:

          They are collaborators. The French had the right idea after WWII when they shaved their heads so they could be identified and shunned.

      • blowme0bama says:

        The most common thing I read in comments from Cremainers is they like the ability to travel without passports. Aside from that, it’s all virtue signalling. That’s it.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Globalism is “grand” because they support it. That’s really all they need to say about it. They are smart and you are dumb so pay attention to what they say and all will be well.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I saw an article that claimed the re-do petition “with millions of signatures” are only 30% actual UK residents. Sounds like your typical Soros backed MoveOn petitions. Fake but true🙂

      • Mary says:

        Breitbart reporting 70 percent of signatures don’t live in the UK (online petition)—2800 from Antartic, 25,000 from N Korea, for example.

        Reporting that 77,000 fake signatures to be removed by Parliament next week. More to come.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          The Obamas signed it as did the Bidens because they see themselves a members of the EU. Hillary sent her signature via email so someone will have to ask Russia. Again.

  5. votermom says:

    • Dora says:

      Click on to see the speech. I don’t know how to post it by itself.

      File:Ich bin ein Berliner Speech (June 26, 1963) John Fitzgerald Kennedy trimmed.theora.ogv

      [video src=",_1963)_John_Fitzgerald_Kennedy_trimmed.theora.ogv" /]

  6. DeniseVB says:

    This a.m.’s trending hashtag is funny with SJW heads exploding. Sample:

  7. taw46 says:

    • Lulu says:

      Those must be the employees of Catholic Charities who farm tax money to take care of the migrants, their social “problems” like finding criminal lawyers, find them free housing, medical care, “college”, credit cards, and suitable building for mosques. It is a racket and it is going to end.

      • taw46 says:

        I want it to end here NOW. Sick of that crap.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Me too. Thanks goodness the people who support Brexit are the ones I admire. The Bremains remind me too much of our idiot SJW’s on college campuses these days and the EU is their safe space promising them free sh*t.

    • Lulu says:

      Almost all of the “signatures” are from outside the UK. I’m pretty sure most of the populations of Brussels and DC signed it. LOL.

    • Lulu says:

      There is an EU rule that if a “referendum” has less than 60% pass that a second one be held. Why I don’t know. The EU technocrats just pull “rules” out of their ass. But it is moot since the UK will stop jurisdiction of EU courts and won’t follow anymore of the EU stupid rules. Duh! The “Stay-ers” cannot comprehend this.

      • taw46 says:

        Because the EU keeps voting until they get the result they want, lol. Seriously, I read somewhere that this ballot was approved by all, so I think that 60% rule is BS. If it were the “rule”, why would we just now hear about it? And we wouldn’t have heard about it if the results were flipped.

        • taw46 says:

          We only hear it about it with this petition, which wants to retroactively change the rules. Because they lost.

          • Lulu says:

            Exactly. And 80% of the petition signers are not even in the UK. Since they are “global citizens” the concept that they don’t get to vote on every single thing in every single country is hard for them to understand.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Yeah, now I’m seeing something about Britain has not sent an “Article 50” letter pursuant to a Lisbon Treater (wtever the F that is). Somehow, that’s supposed to invalidate the Referendum. Yeah, the failure to send a certified letter to P.O. Box 1772, return receipt requested, will undo it. I suppose the EU Army can invade to enforce it (oops, that was supposed to be supplied by Great Britain).

        • Lulu says:

          London lawyers are cagey. By not sending an Article 50 and formally triggering the EU side of things, the UK Parliament can just start passing statutes and withdrawing from parts of it all, such as the EU court system, and do their thing on their own timetable. By overriding the EU court system first and re-instating the complete power of UK courts, the EU cannot rule or enforce jack shit. Germany already knows the UK have them over a barrel as they need the UK market to sell their shit. The UK will disentangle at their own speed and the EU will piss and moan. By keeping the pound sterling as their currency it is all much easier for a UK controlled, measured, getaway. The EU could not make them give up the pound sterling and now we see why. The EU technocrats are fuming. A lot of UK hate imans are going to get deported without the EU courts protecting them. Welfare and bennies for EU migrant workers will be phased out and they stay and be really poor or head home. The cause and effect will be very interesting.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      It’s a miracle! 👼
      Just like the loaves and fishes.

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • jeffhas says:

      Don’t like what an incident tells you right up front? Screw what the facts tell you… Create an immediate fog cover story; an illusory yarn that will likely be revealed as a fraud eventually… But who cares, as long as the story comes early when the public pays attention, many will believe the yarn long before they ever find out it was a hoax.

      See also Benghazi video… Or the BLM guy who claimed Melania Trump was in the US illegally.

      Lying liars lying to protect their inner id. Must not let my life’s created narrative unravel…. Someone might have to deal with that, and face reality.

      I hope all the emotional gut wrenching they go thru as they are forced into the light causes a horrible karma cancer from which they can learn to become better human beings… or simply begone. They have performed a grave evil.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Uhm, if he was gay he led a double life since he was married with a child. Maybe he was scoping out the gay scene to find the club he could do more damage to? The guy who came out as his gay luvah disappeared quickly too.

  9. taw46 says:

  10. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hillary’s playing her ads in Virginia and speaking of feminist fan fiction…..if the woman they portrayed in the ads was REAL, I’d vote for her ! Oh wait, I’m high info, Hills is not that woman at all.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Hillary would give us 8 more years of this ? No thanks.

    • Lulu says:

      People quit jobs, moved, changed their identity (kidding I think), hid in closets, wore disguises to avoid this cretinous loon but the DOJ was protecting HIS civil rights because it our civic duty to put up with nutter Muslims. Yeah. NO!

  12. helenk3 says:

    here is a book I want to read. it is coming out this week and I have preordered it

  13. taw46 says:

    Lulu mentioned above, plans to get out quick!

    “Vote Leave is expected to meet tomorrow afternoon when they will draw up detailed plans.

    The meeting will consider whether and when they intend to invoke Article 50, or whether to simply repeal the 1972 Act which makes EU law supreme in this country.

    The latter option could see the introduction of a short Brexit or Restoration of Sovereignty Act, which supporters think would amount to a “unilateral divorce” and would undermine efforts by Brussels to railroad Britain into potentially punitive negotiations and a deal with remaining EU nations on their terms. ”

  14. driguana says:

    Aside from political polls and political pundits who always seem wrong, there are two things that are really honking me off this morning!

    1. Leaf Blowers…now this is a typical guy invention. Invent a machine to blow your leaves into the public street or your neighbors yard. Gotta be a white guy, progressive invention! In the old days, we used to rake our leaves, pile them up along the curb and burn them. The smell of burning leaves filled the neighborhood and the whole family participated. But, no, those kind of neighborhood fires can cause earthquakes and Mrs. O’Connor is allergic to smoke. So now we have the Leaf Blower. Brilliant.

    2. Weed Wackers. This has to be another white guy, progressive political invention. Create a machine that cuts off prolific weeds at the top, allowing the roots to grow back stronger and take over even more of your yard. But it looks nice. Do not take out the entire problem, just the part that can make you look bad and let the root of the problem continue to be a problem. Brilliant. In the old days, and even today among those of us who like to consider detail and factual information regarding a problem, we pull the weeds by hand. Oh, we could use herbicide, we can use that, but we can’t burn them. However, since the war in Vietnam, we have chosen not to use chemicals in warfare against weeds.

    There is no question about it, we live in trying times in which it is nearly impossible to make good decisions.

    I’m going out and gut the grass with my push mower. I know, I shouldn’t have grass…at least the kind that grows in my yard.

    Have a nice Sunday.

    • helenk3 says:

      weed wackers were a bone of contention in my house. My husband killed 19 miniture roses with one. This did not make me happy

      • DeniseVB says:

        My dh’s herbicidal weapon of choice seems to be Round-Up because in the spring everything looks like a weed to him and I’ve lost many perennials because he goes all Clint Eastwood spaghetti western on the “weeds”. And for those of you familiar with the lovely tree, Crepe Myrtle, he commits Crepe Murder every year when he prunes it. It’s usually on the neighborhood garden tour of HOW NOT to prune a Crepe Myrtle. Sigh.

        • blowme0bama says:

          Yeah, whacking the tops out of them seems to be the preferred method of pruning down here. Wifey makes sure we virtue signal by selectively thinning the weaker branches from the 3 or 5 trunks (of course, never 2 or 4!!) of ours.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          They do that to the poor Crepe Myrtles on our condo property. Every year I have to lecture them that they are pruning in the wrong season and cutting back far than necessary. They go after the cherry trees as well. I swear they think the darn things are not suppose to bloom. We also had residents complaining that some of our trees were diseased and had to be removed. Seems they never saw sycamores or birches. Or the inside of a real science book in school. Botany no longer taught?

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        My Psycho Ex-Girlfriend busted down my front door using my neighbor’s weed whacker.

        True story.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      If you try burning leaves now they will come and arrest you. Even if they aren’t marijuana leaves.

    • elliesmom says:

      We have a private well so putting herbicides on our weeds is not a great idea. This is our first summer w/o city water so I asked the guys at the garden shop what I could safely use. They suggested I spray the weeds with vinegar. The only thing that did was give the weeds some attitude. Now they think they’re salad.

      • Somebody says:

        You can also use baking soda. It’s works best when the yard is damp so the baking soda sticks to the leaves, then after a nice bake in the sun the weed turns black and shrivel up. It works fairly well, but some weeds it only kills the tops. To be fair it did totally kill some weeds, but the spurge I was fighting it only turned the leaves black, but it did make it easy to find and pull out by hand.

        There is an “organic” weed killer on the market that is in essence potent iron. I can’t remember the name of it, it works OK I’ve used it, but for me the baking soda worked better. I’m sure I’m on some kind of watch list because I bought so much baking soda!

      • swanspirit says:

        Salt and vinegar is pretty effective. I don’t think vinegar by itself works .

    • DeniseVB says:

      Leaf vacuums? Are those appearing in your neighborhood yet? It’s just as noisey but lasts longer since my neighbor has a cheap model which sucks up 2 leaves a minute, about 14 hours for your average mature deciduous tree. I swear, true story.😛

    • blowme0bama says:

      Sorry, leaves aren’t worth doing anything with other than running over with a lawn mower. Leaf blowers are for drying off your car to avoid spots. Weedeaters are fantastic and if it weren’t for having to crank the thing, they’d be fun too.

      • AFVet says:

        Roger on the leaves.
        The first mow, they are gone.
        I have a weedeater with a battery.
        It’s a deadly weapon.

        • blowme0bama says:

          A battery powered weedeater wouldn’t do for my needs. Got a Stihl M90 I think (had to go look only to find they don’t make them anymore) for cutting brush as well as yard applications.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Giggling at the idea of white guys using leaf blowers, weed whackers and mowers. The ones I see are mostly used by ambitious Hispanics, who incidentally are responsibly hard working and do an amazing job of landscape maintenance over here near the bay……for a very fair price, too.

    • kanaughty says:

      I worked graveyard for three years, and boy did i come to hate leaf blowers and will never own one because of my hate for them…😉

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

  16. helenk3 says:


  17. helenk3 says:

    so if they do not have to pledge to defend this country, do they have to pledge not to harm this country?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I saw that earlier. My head hurts from smacking it so hard. I’d like to think we are a nation of laws, and if you’re here legally or illegally, you live by the laws.

      Obama seems to be doubling down on stupid. Yet he polls favorably at 52%, according to American Pravda Pollsters.

  18. taw46 says:

  19. DeniseVB says:

    If you’re a fan of PBS’ Antique Roadshow, my friend is volunteering at their VaBch visit, it’s like a force march through kitsch. 5k lottery ticket winners are invited to to bring their crapalistic junk, the volunteer helper bees have to be there from 6am to 630pm today. You can follow the “fun” via this twitter feed:

    • Lulu says:

      I have a friend who went with her mother to the Houston one a few years ago. She said she had never seen so much crap in her life. Ugly, ugly crap. Her mom had a piece of Texas primitive furniture from the 1830’s (very rare from Nacogdoches where her mom’s family were prominent early settlers and friend of Sam Houston) and AR were not remotely interested. LOL. They brought a fold up lawn chair for her mom. She said she wanted to lie down on the floor to rest as it was exhausting.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I like Pawn Stars better. At least to be considered they want you to apply with a photo of your “treasure”, a little history, etc. We found out my husband’s pre-war Lionel trains collection (since his teens) and stamp collection he inherited from a great-uncle are just about worthless, unless he has the pink girls’ train set and upside down airplane stamp in mint condition. Collectibles are a racket😉 Unless you love what you collect that is.

        • Lulu says:

          I love AR. My favorite are weird crap people have in closets. Some are valuable and some aren’t but the stories are priceless. I have some stuff I inherited from my favorite uncle that is probably junk but he was so cool and fun I don’t care.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Watching Salvage Dawgs is the closest we get to collectibles.

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Free verse stream of semi-consciousness ranting:

    David Cameron is a ditz. He called his voters’ bluff one too many times. Unfortunately, the people who voted for exiting the EU are dragging all of the young and well educated with them. It’s funny how this turned out to be a referendum on immigration and all those furiners taking jobs. Why is it that the well connected who are making out like bandits in the globalization deal escape scrutiny time after time?

    I blame Rupert Murdoch. Wherever his “news” channels are strongest so is the redirection of righteous indignation onto the backs of the people who are least able to defend themselves.

    Anyway, I wanted to point out that this globalization meme is truly stupid and well-meaning politicians should stop cuddling up to the propagators of this nonsense. Instinctively, we know that globalization is the excuse that is being used to tear down social safety nets. The reasoning is that goods for Americans, for example, are cheaper when they are made elsewhere. But is that really true?

    Here’s a challenge: next time you’re in Lowes or Home Depot, go visit the appliance department. Try to figure out which refrigerators and ranges are made here in the US and which are made in Korea by price. There are brands that are made here in the US but they do not carry a premium price. In fact, the most expensive appliances, the ones that everyone wants and needs, are made in Korea. Not only that but sales reps will tell you confidentially that the current generation of those $3200 refrigerators are not supposed to last more than 7-10 years.

    That’s globalization for you. And people buying new appliances know this in their bones. They know they’re being conned. What can you do? You can’t let your food spoil. But you gotta wonder where all the cost savings went. If the appliances are no longer cheaper but the labor is, then the difference is pure profit and it’s going into someone’s pocket. Not ours, obviously.

    Globalization as we know it is really about a global casino, shareholder value, 401K’s. Did you notice that on Friday when the market dropped, we were all told not to look at our 401Ks? That’s what the gamblers would prefer. They don’t want you to look at how the value of your hard earned money, your retirement plan, is taking a plunge and will continue to do so. “Leave it alone, don’t think about it” is the message we get. Otherwise, you might get angry and they don’t want you to get angry and pull YOUR money out of THEIR market. Don’t look until we have to retire and find that all these monumental shocks left us with a lot less than the financial consultants said. They won’t promise you a guaranteed rate of return or even that you’ll have any principal left.And it’s all up to you. If you don’t plan, if you’re not playing the game correctly, well, it’s you’re fault for not being them.


    A smart politician is one who will see Brexit as the eucatastrophe it is, no pun intended. It might be too late for a do-over in Britain, but the American election is months away. It is not too late to turn this ship around. Even if Hillary is ahead of The Donald, she should take a good look at how the landscape has changed and take advantage of it to craft new policies, policies that will ensure lasting political change. Obama failed to take advantage of his opportunities from 2008-2010. Hillary should sieze on hers now even at the risk of offending some of her donors in Silicon Valley. The pressure on regular non-rich Americans has been building for years now. It got significantly worse in the last 8 years as the finance industry and big business benefitted from lax oversight to push more and more people into a Gig Economy. That’s where you’re valuable when you’re young and single and willing to job hop. But as soon as you grow up and want a steady job and a family and a house, the jobs mysteriously dry up.

    Brexit shows us what can happen when voters have a chance to express themselves. Voters are angry and they are motivated and they want to make a point. David Cameron thought throwing them a bone of a referendum would be just another Scotland independence vote where the whiners and complainers would get trounced and shut up about it already. But he seriously misread the electorate. They’re sick of being taken advantage of and if they’re going down, they’re going to take everyone else with them. And just like the UK, we have a bunch of angry white guys with big erections that they are going to parade all the way to the voting booth. The economy is not booming, we aren’t doing well and unlike the angry Bernie supporters, who at least know who to blame, the Trump supporters will lash out at anyone who isn’t a white male American.

    Better to give them policies that will curb the malefactors of great wealth and stop expecting the working class to foot the bill all time than to see us all wake up after the conventions feeling like we’ve been thoroughly f^&*ed.

    • Lulu says:

      Another one of the smarties ignoring the rape of Rotherham, Cologne, and Sweden. Funny how those low class, ill educated, young, white females count for nothing to the wannabe elites. All this smarty sees is money. Because she doesn’t have as much as she thinks she deserves. The “big erections” are the Muslims trying to subjugate the female population and emasculate the male of Europe. It isn’t money but safety, pride, sovereignty, culture as she sits in her crappy Ikea kitchen spouting class jealousy.

    • lyn says:

      Hillary won’t change things.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Dumb to be running on Obama’s policies, even McCain didn’t suck up to GWB’s in 2008. She could have at least said he really mucked up some things and I’ll fix them. But no, she’s running on protecting his legacy as though he’s keeping her out of jail. Oh wait……..

    • swanspirit says:

      Somehow, I feel dirty and insulted after reading that crap. Like I need a hot bath with Epsom salts and a cleansing meditation. Something is seriously wrong with that writer.
      If she were a car, her rear axle would be broken and her transmission rough shifting and has a fluid leak

  21. Dora says:

    The familiar names are back. Corruption and death follow this pair around. ‘Crooked’ isn’t a strong enough description for this Demon in a Pantsuit.

    Disgraced ex-UN official’s death ‘conveniently timed’

    The death by barbell of disgraced UN official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster’s 1993 alleged suicide.

  22. Venus says:

    Oof — Trump just posted this on FB, with this blurb:

    I rarely agree with Presi­dent Obama- however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!

  23. Dora says:

    Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at NYC pride parade

  24. SHV says:

    “The BBC’s desperate shilling for Remain will come under increasing scrutiny as we exclusively reveal that the supposed ‘popular petition’ for a second referendum – wholly illegal and unworkable, and unprecedented in British history – is a prank by notorious sh*tposters 4 Chan.”


  25. SHV says:

    “EXCLUSIVE: Brexit ‘2nd Referendum Petition’ A 4 Chan Prank: BBC Report It As Real”


  26. Dora says:

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