Tuesday, December 12, 2017

To What Painful End Does This, Their Madness, Eventually Bring Us? . . .

Oh dear baby Jeebus - or somebody - please, please make them stop . . . please? . . . . .


https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/940651419094286337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdigbysblog.blogspot.com%2F

Not by any stretch of the imagination does The Gadfly consider himself a horseman.  But The Gadfly has seen enough John Wayne westerns and Bonanza re-runs to be pretty fucking confident that that is not how a real cowboy and real man - at least one who legitimately knows something about horses - rides one.

That has has got to be some of the most sad-sack style of horse-riding The Gadfly has seen since Billy Crystal proved that nice Jewish yuppies from the city can't ride in "City Slickers."

Roy Moore broadcasts the depths of his desperation by pulling this idiotic stunt.  But Moore, just like Trump, knows who his base is and he knows they will love him all the more for it and stiffen their resolve to continue ignoring the monstrous reality staring them in the eyes - namely that they are about to quite possibly elect a child molester to high public office.

The Gadfly honestly does not know what answers or solutions there are to dealing with the disturbing realization that about a quarter or so of our country's citizenry are just flat out mother fucking insane.  All that The Gadfly does know is that if the rest of us don't confront these people and deal openly and determinedly with their bullshit, and instead allow it spread -- it most assuredly will be the end of democracy as we presently know it.



----TFG



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little FakeNews Christmas . . . . .


Fox "News" has been playing their gullible viewers for suckers for a very, very long time and The Gadfly probably sounds like a broken record to his dear readers for regularly pointing this actuality out, but it has gotten to the point where they aren't even trying to obfuscate their public chicanery anymore - they just lay the deceit right out there, and proudly so, for the world to see:


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The insinuation by this dim bulb bimbo Kayleigh McEnany is that, finally - after 8 years of heathen contamination of the white people's white house, Drump is  long-awaited savior of their sacred, yet liberal-besieged birthday celebration of baby Jeebus.

They actually believe that the benign act of just mouthing the words "Merry Christmas" by dear leader Drumpf, and in the context of a rallying cry to his cult members, is unquestionable evidence that dear leader is a proud and patriotic American, a "real" American, unafraid to utter the divine Christmas greeting -- unlike that filthy, Kenyan Muslim - Obama.  Conservatives like McEnany are convinced that Barack Obama, in deference to his "secret" Muslim religious views, consciously chose not to ever use the words "merry" and "Christmas" as adjective and noun respectively in a sentence ----

Except those hundreds of videotaped times when he did of course . . .observe:





This is why The Gadfly attacks Fox "News" so relentlessly dear readers -- it has nothing to do with their penchant for skewering heavily to the right on everyday, boilerplate partisan politics on their network.  No - it has everything to do with a racist, fascist Australian billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, being granted the privilege and the trust to broadcast over the American public airwaves, and abusing that trust by knowingly spreading lies and misinformation, with the principle goal of advancing his chosen political ideology and a political movement.  That dear readers is the burr under The Gadfly's saddle that gets him so riled up about Fox "news" and the asinine, insidious shit like this "war on Christmas" hogwash that his lowbrow network has been peddling for years.

It takes some pretty fucking shameless and diabolical motivations to promulgate a swindle over the public airwaves that is consciously designed to frighten old people, young children - and the just plain dumb - in to believing that people like The Gadfly want to culturally expunge, or even outright ban, the uttering of the words "Merry Christmas".  More than anything though, it demonstrates to The Gadfly's eyes just how desperate the conservative movement must be for them to have to keep feeding their believers this steady, mind-numbing diet of manufactured fear and hatred and stupidity, and that is liberally laced with active strains of bigotry, nationalism and religious zealotry.

If humanity survives these dangerous times we live in, history will not look kindly upon Rupert Murdoch and his Palpatine-like media empire for the mischief and troubles they have wrought to the well being of the human condition - and rightly so.

To The Gadfly it is all the more reason to stand up and speak out now.  There is a battle for the soul of this country going on, with some very dark and humanity and democracy despising elements involved.  It just needs to be acknowledged that they who win that battle, also win the privilege of writing the history.



----TFG


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Words Fail . . .

Apparently being a guy in his mid-30's who stalks the shopping malls hunting down teen girls for "dates" is an Alabama state "value."  Gee -- who'd have thunk it?




Good god - what has gone so terrifyingly wrong with this country that so many simply cannot recognize the evilness of rewarding this duplicitous deviant a position in higher office where his legislative actions can affect so many American's lives.

The Gadfly just cannot wrap his dirty old liberal hippie head around that and accept that this is all normal and ok.

And those are The Gadfly's values.



----TFG



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

There's Much At Stake in This Coming Constitutional Ground War . . . Don't Fuck it Up America...



That slow burning fuse inches ever closer to it's inevitable powder-keg explosion:

Special counsel Robert Mueller has taken his Russia investigation closer to the heart of Donald Trump, looking into the finances of the president and his family.
Oh dear! . . .
Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to share information on accounts held by the Trump family as part of his investigation into Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the 2016 election, Reuters reported Tuesday. The bank has loaned the Trump organization millions of dollars over the years.
Trump does not like revealing details of his finances. He still hasn’t released his tax returns, unlike other presidents in recent history.
And in July, Trump implied that he would consider firing Mueller if he started looking into his finances.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-red-line-finances_us_5a26aa6ee4b0f9f0203f5571?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Trump openly threatened Mueller that any attempt to gather information on the Trump empire's shady finances would be crossing a red line.  If this story is accurate, Bob Mueller has rumbled past Dapper Don's scary red line, driving an M1 Abrams Tank, and shooting bunker-busting shells that have the entire text of the United States Constitution emblazoned on their casings.  This would be Mueller's purposefully obtuse way of telegraphing Trump directly and warning him that he is not, in any way, shape or form, above the fucking law - PERIOD.

All that The Gadfly knows is that something is going to have to give here soon -- you've got the tectonic plates of oligarch-financed politics and constitutional law rubbing against each other and the stress levels of this impending confrontation are steadily intensifying.

People had better start paying attention to this shit.  Some real history making stuff is coming down the pike and the outcome of this battle of forces is going to quite likely determine whether this nation moves forward in the best interests of the American people's freedoms and way of life or whether it takes a darker and less democracy-friendly path.



----TFG



Monday, December 4, 2017

The King of Kings Has Spoken - So Let It Be Written, So Let It Be Done! . . .

Boy - these fuckers are going really deep in to the rabbit hole . . . .

John Dowd, President Trump's outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice.
The "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case," Dowd claims.
https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-lawyer-claims-the-president-cannot-obstruct-justice-2514742663.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic

Holy shit!  They actually went there.  The argument is - Trump is above the law by sole virtue of his chief-executive status.

The Gadfly now recalls what movie character he saw once who so effectively channeled the aura of the Grand Old Pussygrabbing Trump . .... this fellow:






Lock Them Up!



----TFG




Your Mocking Papers Sir? . . . .

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Political decorum Police!  Arrest that man!
On What charge?  Teasing dear leader!  
Lock Him Up!  Lock Him Up!

The mindset of butt-hurt fascists on glorious display:

Before he left office, Barack Obama said his goal was to steer clear of the political spotlight — as George W. Bush had done when he left the White House — giving the new president room to govern without Obama's shouldering into every debate with the megaphone that being a former commander in chief affords.
But a Fox Business commentator said Obama violated that unwritten rule with a recent comment about Trump’s tweets. What’s more, according to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, that violation should merit arrest.
“I think U.S. marshals should follow [Obama], and anytime he wants to go follow the president like he is and behave [like that],” Dobbs said on his show Friday. “I mean, this is just bad manners. It’s boorish and it’s absurd and he doesn’t realize how foolish he looks.”
“I mean, he should be brought back by the marshals. Isn’t there some law that says presidents shouldn’t be attacking sitting presidents?
The Obama comments in question came during a leadership forum in India, according to The Washington Post’s Annie Gowen.
Someone asked Obama about recent comments made by his wife, Michelle, in Toronto: The former first lady said it was never a good idea to “tweet from bed,” a not-so-subtle commentary on Trump’s early-morning social media habits.
In New Delhi, her husband agreed.
“Michelle was giving the general idea. … Don’t say the first thing that pops in your head. Have a little bit of an edit function,” he said. “Think before you speak. Think before you tweet.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/02/obama-should-be-arrested-for-implying-trump-needs-a-filter-fox-business-host-suggests/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_obama-trump-620pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.7672c7284602

"Isn't there some law that says presidents shouldn't be attacking [or mocking?..] sitting presidents?"

Umm -- no numbnuts.  There isn't.  And never has been - for reasons being which any truly good citizen and mindful student of our constitution should know.

Wow -- advocating for the criminalizing of what pretty can pretty much be defined as - teasing?

But follow the [lack of] logic here if you can dear readers.

In a recent interview, former first lady Michelle Obama made an off-hand observation/comment as to how it is probably not a good idea for some people (yes we all know who she was -wink, wink - talking about, even though she did not mention his name) to tweet from their beds.  The advice, in and of itself, was, in The Gadfly's not-so-humble opinion, so thoroughly benign - to the point of tepidness.

Then, days later, while giving a speech in India, someone asked the former President himself what he thought of his wife's words of wisdom.  Obama, also quite indifferently, and not mentioning names, said something to the effect that his wife was simply offering up some fairly basic and sound advice about people blasting there opinions in to the sphere of public discourse - haphazardly and arrogantly, oft times with unthinking malice.  Once again - sound, benevolent advice.

And for that transgression Lou Dobbs feels Barack Obama should be arrested by the U.S. Marshals abroad and hauled back to the United States to face charges of, exactly what, Dobbs does not specify.

Poor Lou Dobbs - he's either just as demented as his beloved Donald, or perhaps the ravages of old age are beginning to take their toll on his senses - which of course, would be unfortunate.  Either way, the suggestion to arrest Obama because he may or may not have hurt the delicate fee-fees of dear leader, is decidedly deranged, undemocratic, and un-American.

This is why the modern-day conservative movement needs to be stood up to.  Because if these right wingers like old man Dobbs had their way, they would be arresting people who dared to exercise their free-speech rights or speak of dear leader in an unflattering manner publicly and openly.  They would unblinkingly use the power of the state to stifle freedom of speech and political dissent and yes - lock up their political opponents.

Listen -- The gadfly, and millions of others in this country, weathered eight fucking years of right wing, Tea Party nastiness, boorishness (btw -perfect word Mr. Dobbs), and hatefulness toward, and lying about and smearing the personal integrity of a pretty goddamn decent man in Barack Obama.  The number that the conservatives did on Obama's character and legitimacy as president transcended pure, old school political sore losing.

The Gadfly will flatly stipulate in fact, that if  there is anyone who can stand up and state, with aforethought and straight face, that the right's treatment of Obama wasn't deliberately spiteful and viciously bigoted throughout Obama's tenure - you most certainly were not paying very careful attention or you you are someone who possesses no reservations about lying to yourself.  And Donald fucking Trump was an active participant in those despicable efforts with his birther assholery.

Thankfully Obama took all of that noxious behavior in stride with the utmost class and dignity, ignored the lunatics in the asylum, and just did the best job he could under the circumstances that he was saddled with.  Obama's behavior was that of a rational, thoughtful adult.  His behavior in office was that fitting a true leader and real man -- unlike the conceited, duplicitous, rage tweeting toddler currently squatting in the people's white house.

As such, in The Gadfly's view, Donald Trump and his Russian friends are the natural byproduct of conservatism's flirtations with totalitarianism and aryan nationalism over the past few decades.  Their wholesale rejection of the basic concepts of truth, reality and fairness has inflicted a deep wound in the soul of this nation and this incredible experiment in democracy.  And as far as The Gadfly is concerned, Donald Trump's political head on a Robert Mueller III served up platter will be the first step toward setting things right for America's and democracy's futures.

Finally -- let's not mince words here -- the conservative movement, of which Lou Dobbs is a card carrying member, owns Trump.  They own Trump's crimes (hopefully we are going to find out about those crimes very soon here).  They will own Trump's legacy and his sordid place in history.  There is no fucking getting around that inalterable reality.

It doesn't take much to ridicule Trump, his own actions and Tweet storms pretty much write that daily satire script all of their own accord.  So Fuck Trump and Fuck Lou Dobbs if they don't like it.



----TFG




Friday, December 1, 2017

And There It Is . . .

The Gadfly tried to warn you Trump supporters.  He most sincerely did.

Oh boy . . . .


Let's review the most salient portion of that transcript shall we? . . .

"He [Flynn] has promised full cooperation to the Mueller team.  He is prepared to testify, we have been told by a confidant, against President Trump, against members of the Trump family and others in the White House.  He is prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate Donald Trump, ordered him and directed him to make contact with the Russians which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point."
https://twitter.com/ABC/status/936628560374071296

Trump the Russian stooge is fucking toast - stick a fork in his fat, treasonous ass.

You want to know dear readers what the true Karmic justice is in all of this?


It's this . . . :





And this . . . :




And the Trump voters can whine and moan all that they want to on AM radio and on right wing media comment forums that this is  "fake news" to which The Gadfly would respond -- go ask Robert Mueller III if any of this is fake to him?  Ask the grand jury members who are reviewing the evidence Mueller's team is presenting to them if it's fake.  Ask those same grand jurists if any of the indictments that they are preparing to hand down are fake.

There was a point in time that The Gadfly thought that he might feel kind of bad for Trump supporters if this administration didn't succeed.  Not any more.  Not a fucking bit.  They all have had this coming to them for some time and the sooner that the entire rotten lot of them are swept from power, and yes, even locked up if the evidence demands it, the infinitely better this country will be for it.

Lock them up!  Lock them up!!  Lock them up!!!



----TFG




This Ends Badly For All if Now is Not The Right Time for Courage...


The Gadfly is curious -- how many of you feel that a nuclear holocaust, and likely third world war would be an acceptable price to pay for a bunch of asshole's right to piss off liberals??

The Gadfly used to have all manner of political disagreements with Joe Scarborough when he was a jerk conservative Republican congressman from Florida.  But things have changed - and apparently so has Scarborough.

Scarborough has enough sense about him to be cognizant of potential calamity when he sees it and boy, does he lay it all out on the line in this video.  Observe:



"Tell me. General Mattis, when is it polite to bring this up in polite society? Rex Tillerson, when is this the right time to talk about a mentally unstable president in the White House and a nuclear showdown with another unstable madman in North Korea? Is it after the first nuclear missiles fly? What exactly is the right time . . .?"
https://crooksandliars.com/2017/11/scarborough-pleads-cabinet-members-use

Scarborough isn't saying anything out loud in that video that a great many of us, including The Gadfly, haven't been thinking and saying for quite some time.  He's just a day late and a dollar short to the Trump is a Madman square dance.

To put it simply dear readers -- if Joe Scarborough's worst fears are realized -- life as you, The Gadfly, Joe Scarborough and everyone else on this planet presently knows it, ceases to exist.  That is what we are talking about here.

Speak up now - before it's too late.



----TFG



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Abject Horror of Indecency Shell Shock...




So this happened . . . :

President Trump's use of "Pocahontas" as an insult during a ceremony honoring Native Americans on Monday set off a range of reactions about whether the term's racially insensitive.
In this case, Native American leaders said, it was.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/28/pocahontas-racist-eric-trump-defends-his-dad-but-native-americans-say-otherwise/902837001/


The Gadfly arrived home from work yesterday and read about this story, and watched the video of it as well.

And The Gadfly sat back and thought about it, and thought about it, and The Gadfly was so shell-shocked by the utter abomination of it all that he thought about it all the way through today.

And The Gadfly ultimately arrived late this afternoon at the conclusion that this country has either a very depraved, very mentally unstable individual running the country or one who quite simply is pure, unadulterated evil.

Our soulless, intellectual and emotional growth-stunted President used the setting of a majestic, patriotic, and somber ceremony for Native American World War 2 vets (the infamous code talkers) to taunt and insult one of his political enemies - and smirk about it.  The verbal insult utilized a famous Native American's name to slur the character of one of his political rivals.  Bad enough right?   But he did this, while standing in front of an oil painting of the 7th President of the U.S. Andrew Jackson - he of the fiendish "Trail of Tears" fame whose policies and actions toward Native Americas earned him the nickname "Indian Killer."

The Gadfly was so flabbergasted that a national leader, the President of the United States no less, would descend to such spiritually warped depths, in such a venue, and in the middle of that kind of prideful occasion - just to score a couple of dirt cheap political points ... well, it just so befuddled The Gadfly's senses that it blew his mind for an entire fucking day.

The Gadfly was pondering what to write about this sordid episode on his shitty little blog throughout the entirety of the day today, and knew what he wanted to say on the subject, but when it came time to put fingers to keyboard, the zeal to do so was tempered a bit by knowing that no matter what reality The Gadfly points out here about Donald Trump's very indecent and psychologically disturbed behavior, his core followers, his base -- will deny that reality and sink ever deeper in to the abyss of their cocooned, cult status.

Let's just be very clear about something here dear readers - and this should serve as a precautionary warning - history is replete with examples of cults of personality producing some first rate psychopaths and sadistic totalitarians.  And for anyone to say that it can't happen here is ignoring the evidence that it already is and it's sitting right on our collective door stoops.

Something needs to give here and let's hope that in this Season of Giving, the one who will be doing the giving will be Santa's number one special prosecutor helper Robert Mueller III.




----TFG



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WWHJD? (What Would Horny Jesus Do?) . . .




Oh dear heavens! . . . . what will we tell the chil.... oh, fuck it - nevermind.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) on Wednesday apologized for a photo that circulated anonymously on social media earlier this week which appeared to show him nude.
“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women. Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended,” he said in a statement Wednesday acknowledging the photo. “I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down.”
The censored photo of his genitals, which was shared by an anonymous Twitter account, along with a text message that used graphic language, appeared to be sent by Barton to a woman he was dating.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-barton-explicit-photo_us_5a15d1ffe4b03dec8249d9c0?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

All they got to do is just admit that they're lascivious bastards just like the rest of us sexually repressed Americans.  The Gadfly doesn't understand why that has to be such a godawfully difficult thing to do.

Listen dear readers -- it's none of The Gadfly's business if some 68 year old dude wants to text (in this case) consensual pecker pics to his lady friends - that is a private matter between two adults (albeit freaky ones).

What bothers the gadfly the very most about this tired nonsense is that for the better part of the past three decades conservative politicians like this Texas horny-toad, congress-critter clown have built lucrative careers (32 fucking years for Barton) upon their loudly and arrogantly stated premise, that their political party is the chosen party of God, and that their moral values are superior to those of liberals, thereby sanctifying, in their minds, all of their phony, conservative governing policies.

That is what gets an egregiously displeased bumblebee zipping around in The Gadfly's bonnet.

Joe Barton and the rest of these "moral values" preaching Republicans and Tea Partiers are all major league hypocrites, carelessly hurling stones and other heavy objects at others, whom they feel that they have the right to employ their personal religious values to pass judgment on.  They do it all at their own peril in a very fragile, glass house.

And The Gadfly is unrepentant when he tells you that he actually feels pangs of fucking divine joy witnessing the humiliating misery that Joe Barton and some of these other conservative assholes like him are experiencing with all of these sexual improprieties stories going public.  Their shameless hypocrisy has brought such requisite misery upon themselves.  It's about time.




----TFG




Monday, November 20, 2017

This is One Kindergartner Who Needs to be Held Back (permanently) . . .

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Lord have mercy! . . .

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation.
Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the sources, four of whom told BuzzFeed News they heard about the exchange directly from Catz. The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.
A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/sources-mcmaster-mocked-trumps-intelligence-in-a-private?utm_term=.kuPJARW5j#.lvY30jode


Let's take stock of where we're at now:

Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to dear leader as a "fucking moron." 

There is ample video evidence showing that Trump is incapable of stringing more than 1 or 2 coherent sentences or thoughts together at any given moment.  We also know that he does not read much, more so if the reading material is not about himself.  He prefers not to read his presidential daily briefings, opting instead to be presented with colorful slide shows and charts because he is intellectually incapable of ingesting raw information and processing it in a thoughtful, reasoned and rational adult manner.

And now we have yet another high level cabinet member confirming what all the rest of us who have been paying attention and aren't lying to ourselves know - namely that Donald Trump is indeed a fucking moron.

H.R. McMaster is a career military guy.  Those guys are typically pretty straightforward in their analysis of things and are also very matter-of-fact with their opinions.  The Gadfly would wager good money on McMaster actually having stated these views about Drumpf's cerebral fitness.

And all of this is quite crucial as we simultaneously see some very important people in government actually openly discussing the possible ramifications of being forced to deal with the horror of having a manifestly unfit individual with the power to launch nuclear missiles at his fingertips.

The Gadfly is absolutely fucking stunned that here we are, in the year 2017 and our government "leaders" are actually going to have hearings for the first time in over 40 years and debate the limitations of a U.S. President's authority to launch nuclear weapons.  To The Gadfly, that signifies that they are just as alarmed as every other sane person in this country at Drumpf's erratic and dangerous behavior as the nation's chief executive.

Is anyone else out there paying attention to this shit?  This madness??  Speak up if you are for God's sake.  The future of your country, your lives, your children's and grandchildren's lives so depend on it.




----TFG



Friday, November 17, 2017

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World . . . .


You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant. 
― Harlan Ellison

The Gadfly truly wishes not to believe that there are people this goddamn dumb walking around out there, but there are, and it's fucking frightening.




Interviewer:  What kinds of crimes would you include in the articles of impeachment (of Hillary Clinton)?
Dumbass Man on Street:  Extortion, treason - umm - if there was a "Benedict Arnold" law it'd be her, so yeah basically.

Sigh . . . . . . treason is the Benedict Arnold law you imbecile.

That exchange, for some odd reason, reminded The Gadfly of this bit from Mel Brook's "Blazing Saddles":



You said treason twice.
I like treason.

One of the end goals that the modern-day conservative movement has ardently striven for is to destroy public education, and make it much more difficult for Americans of meager and modest means to have affordable access to secondary education.  We can't be having too many smart, well educated, well informed people interfering with the aims of the dullards - dontcha know.

Looks like their plans are succeeding apace - the people in this video are the tangible result of those malevolent efforts.




----TFG



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

See? Now That Wasn't So Hard - Was It? . . .


"....and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free....."


Regarding the ridiculous claim from Donald Dumbass and the right wing conservatives that Hillary Clinton sold 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russians, watch Shepard Smith -- he of Fox "News" -- take a perfectly pinched, steaming hot, Miralax-inspired dump on that manufactured "scandal":




It really is that uncomplicated for anyone that is not predisposed to believe otherwise, or just plain goddamn dumb.  And it has absolutely nothing at fucking all to do with the Russian government interfering with the 2016 United States presidential election -- and apparently deliberately so on behalf of one of the two major party candidates.

Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace are probably the only two on-air talents at Fox who usually do practice fairly "fair and balanced" journalism - The Gadfly has no qualms about issuing that compliment.  The Gadfly can guarantee you though that Smith and Wallace are pretty lonely figures at Fox - not unlike a couple of beans in a boxcar.

They are lonely because there is still obviously a complete competency imbalance at Fox.  The rest of their talking head "stars" and contributors are so batshit right wing insane and nakedly biased with their ideology and politics, that all that is missing for them are the red, white and black armbands emblazoned with dear leader's majestic DT in lieu of the dread Teutonic fylfot.

Shepard and Wallace are token "alternative" voices.  Mustn't be too overt with using the public airwaves for political propagandizing dontcha' know.

So really - don't even bother high-fiving yourself for airing Shepard Smith's accurate reporting Rupert Murdoch -- you're still going straight to fucking hell.




----TFG



Monday, November 13, 2017

The MORAL of This Story Is . . . Get Some or Go Away . . .





As we haphazardly move forward with this belated national conversation on deviant sexual behaviors by some of our less than honorable male citizenry, let us make a concerted and resolute effort to ensure that people like the "lady" in the photo above, along with the rest of the Drumpf enabling conservatives of similar ethos, are not welcome to participate in that critical discourse.

These are people who, in The Gadfly's Fucking Opinion (TGFO), willfully forfeited the right to add their voice to that important discussion the very moment that they cast a vote for the admitted Pussy Grabber to become the leader and role model for our entire society.  And they've only enforced the justification for assigning absolutely zero value to their views on the subject with their perverse defense of the pedophile Alabama judge and would-be Senator, Roy Moore.

The Gadfly is, quite frankly, pretty inflexible in his thinking that one cannot have a coherent, productive conversation on the subject of morality and moral values with people who have none.

Simple as that.




----TFG


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lesson: Don't Sail Your Corruption Ship In a Sea Full of Legal Icebergs . . .


And the hits just keep on coming . . . . . (not that it's a bad thing in this case):

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Under the plan, Flynn, who was fired by Trump after just 24 days in the job, and his son, Michael Flynn Jr, were to receive up to $15 million for forcibly removing Fethullah Gulen from his U.S. home and delivering him to the Turkish government, people familiar with the investigation told the Journal.
The alleged plan emerged during Mueller’s wider investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any collusion by the Trump campaign.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-mueller-michael-flynn-turkey_us_5a05b53ae4b05673aa58e720?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Conspiring with a foreign nation to commit kidnapping -- for ransom -- inside the borders of this country -- while employed as a "National Security" adviser to the President of The United States . . . . .Hooooooo-wee! ...

The holy-shit stuff that's beginning to get flushed out of Mueller's investigative tree-shaking is starting to fall squarely in to the "high crimes" part of that whole "High Crimes & Misdemeanors" thing.  Wowza.

With last week's indictments, this shit really is just the tip of Robert Mueller's iceberg folks, and Donald Trump and his administration are the corporeal equivalent of the Titanic who have just broadsided that iceberg, which is ripping a gaping hole in the side of their ship, and they're pretty much doomed.  And you know what?  There isn't a goddamn thing that's "fake" about any of that.

For you hardcore Trump supporters -- the game is over.  You've had your little electoral/political tantrum.  But now it's time for the adults to step in to take control of this out of control situation -- so go stand in the corner and count to infinity plus pi -- or something, and let Uncle Bob finish his work.

Certainly there are teachable lessons about lawlessness in every aspect of Drumpf's tainted journey to the Presidency -- although The Gadfly can say with a fair amount of confidence that it wouldn't matter a whit to this Trump bunch and their followers -- but teachable nonetheless.








----TFG