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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby JohnStOnge » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:39 pm

Watching a special on her right now. One thing in it was discussion of this:

https://www.societyforscience.org/conte ... pitol-hill

She has an asteroid named after her by MIT due to how well she did in that science fair as a high school senior:

https://www.businessinsider.com/alexand ... oid-2018-6

It may not seem like all that much but someone who did that in high school is not stupid. That fair is a competition among top students from all over the world. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Conservatives dismissing her as stupid are doing so at their peril.

BTW, the idea that cow farts are a problem is fairly old and is well accepted in the Climate Science community. People who ridicule her for talking about it are showing their own ignorance. Here is a Popular Science article from well before this current episode involving AOC on the issue:

https://www.popsci.com/cow-farts-are-an ... we-thought

It's fine to have doubts about the effects I guess. But when she talks about cow flatulence what she is actually showing is that she is educated with respect to the issue. People who yuk it up thinking what she's saying about it is absurd are actually showing how uninformed THEY are.
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Ivytalk » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm

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Pinkie: Take a gander into the LP database and see if this bloviating Cajun whackjob was ever a member of our party. No, not the Bearded Thong Guy. Far worse. This guy is now fully on board with the statist progtards of the Sanders/Ocasio wing of the Democrat Party, while he claims to be a libertarian. Got it? If he’s there, PURGE HIM. If he’s not, block him. Luv ya lots! — Nick
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby JohnStOnge » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:02 pm

Ivytalk wrote:To: Caryn Ann Harlos (yeah, the pink-haired chick), Secretary of the Libertarian National Committee
From: Nicholas Sarwark, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee
Date: 3/31/19
Re: John StOnge

Pinkie: Take a gander into the LP database and see if this bloviating Cajun whackjob was ever a member of our party. No, not the Bearded Thong Guy. Far worse. This guy is now fully on board with the statist progtards of the Sanders/Ocasio wing of the Democrat Party, while he claims to be a libertarian. Got it? If he’s there, PURGE HIM. If he’s not, block him. Luv ya lots! — Nick


I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.
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Re: RE: Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby UNI88 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:06 pm

Baldy wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
No more than out current President
Who by the way - completely decimated his own party - that openly hated him
and now 2 yrs later they can't seem to get his dick out of their mouth

:coffee:

Dammit :x

I knew I shoulda added a..."in with Chizz about Trump in 3..2..1.."

Is he wrong? AOC and Trump are mirror images of each other in many ways.

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Baldy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:To: Caryn Ann Harlos (yeah, the pink-haired chick), Secretary of the Libertarian National Committee
From: Nicholas Sarwark, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee
Date: 3/31/19
Re: John StOnge

Pinkie: Take a gander into the LP database and see if this bloviating Cajun whackjob was ever a member of our party. No, not the Bearded Thong Guy. Far worse. This guy is now fully on board with the statist progtards of the Sanders/Ocasio wing of the Democrat Party, while he claims to be a libertarian. Got it? If he’s there, PURGE HIM. If he’s not, block him. Luv ya lots! — Nick


I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.

"cow farts" :lol:

It's the ultimately stupid gafftastic remarks like the 22nd amendment was passed to keep FDR from winning another election that make her so dumb.

You think she's so smart because a piece of space debris was named after her in high school, just like thousands of other high school students. Impressive. :lol:

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby CID1990 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 pm

Methane IS a greenhouse gas.

And much more methane goes into the atmo as a result of us trying to feed 8 billion people - much mire than if we weren’t here.

But I have little problem with some people ridiculing the cow farts ... both parties have their share of people who are willfully bathed in ignorance and ridiculing how cow farts are killing the earth is exactly the same fact challenged strategy as ridiculing people on the right who say we have a debt bomb on the horizon. You cannot factually explain these things to 80% of people in this country and keep their attention because they won’t understand it.

Yes, that is a very elitist point of view on my part. I am very cynical about the progression of the breadth of human knowledge only having a repository in a small portion of the population.. but it is a fact and I don’t see a way around us all becoming more and more ignorant in the name of social and economic justice.

My problem with AOC’s politics is that she IS smart in some ways, and she plays on the ignorance of her base to paint a picture of a utopian America where our entire economic system has been radically changed to a command system- one that discourages achievement and hard work. THAT’S why I ridicule her- because she is dead wrong. If other people ridicule her for simpler, more mundane reasons like “cow farts” then fine. I’m not going to get too bothered over that if rational opposition to her is augmented by irrational opposition.


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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Chizzang » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:54 pm

Baldy wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:
I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.

"cow farts" :lol:

It's the ultimately stupid gafftastic remarks like the 22nd amendment was passed to keep FDR from winning another election that make her so dumb.

You think she's so smart because a piece of space debris was named after her in high school, just like thousands of other high school students. Impressive. :lol:


Baldy's obsessed...
I'm pretty sure the Cow Farts thing is a Chinese Hoax anyway

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Baldy » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:57 am

Chizzang wrote:
Baldy wrote:"cow farts" :lol:

It's the ultimately stupid gafftastic remarks like the 22nd amendment was passed to keep FDR from winning another election that make her so dumb.

You think she's so smart because a piece of space debris was named after her in high school, just like thousands of other high school students. Impressive. :lol:


Baldy's obsessed...
I'm pretty sure the Cow Farts thing is a Chinese Hoax anyway

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby houndawg » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:53 am

kalm wrote:She’s also scary to the donk establishment.


ding! ding! ding! :nod:
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby houndawg » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:56 am

Chizzang wrote:
89Hen wrote:I sure hope you're not serious Cleets. Sticking up for this inane argument is way beneath you.

She is not scary. She is the death of the DNC. Why wouldn't conservative TV and radio be all about her? :dunce:


I heard long time intelligent conservatives announce that Trump was the death of the Republican party

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby css75 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 am

JohnStOnge wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:To: Caryn Ann Harlos (yeah, the pink-haired chick), Secretary of the Libertarian National Committee
From: Nicholas Sarwark, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee
Date: 3/31/19
Re: John StOnge

Pinkie: Take a gander into the LP database and see if this bloviating Cajun whackjob was ever a member of our party. No, not the Bearded Thong Guy. Far worse. This guy is now fully on board with the statist progtards of the Sanders/Ocasio wing of the Democrat Party, while he claims to be a libertarian. Got it? If he’s there, PURGE HIM. If he’s not, block him. Luv ya lots! — Nick


I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.



Never said she is stupid. She is smart, but she is crazy. Smart people can be crazy.


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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby 89Hen » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:30 am

css75 wrote:
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I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.



Never said she is stupid. She is smart, but she is crazy. Smart people can be crazy.

I did. She may be effective but she is not intelligent. She constantly botches the most basic economic and geopolitical points. For somebody with a degree that costs in excess of $200,000... :tothehand:
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Ivytalk » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:22 pm

css75 wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:
I would not want Orcasio Cortez's philosophy of government to prevail. What I'm telling you is that she's not stupid. In fact, she is very intelligent and effective. And it does concern me when I see conservatives making fun of her because of something like that cow fart thing because that's conservatives showing their ignorance. It just plays into the hateful, ignorant bumpkins narrative.



Never said she is stupid. She is smart, but she is crazy. Smart people can be crazy.


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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby AZGrizFan » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:21 pm

89Hen wrote:
css75 wrote:

Never said she is stupid. She is smart, but she is crazy. Smart people can be crazy.

I did. She may be effective but she is not intelligent. She constantly botches the most basic economic and geopolitical points. For somebody with a degree that costs in excess of $200,000... :tothehand:


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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby 89Hen » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:29 am

Ivytalk wrote:
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Never said she is stupid. She is smart, but she is crazy. Smart people can be crazy.


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She’s both stupid and crazy. If she was ugly and flat-chested, she’d be off everyone’s radar screen.

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby kalm » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:13 am

This makes a pretty good case in pointing out one big similarity between AOC and Trump.

For my friends, CID and Baldy, please note the source. :mrgreen:

That doesn’t make anything she says inherently more or less correct. But it changes the dynamic a bit. All of AOC’s supporters sent her to Washington precisely to make noise. There isn’t a cabal of key donors standing behind her, cringing every time she talks about the Pentagon budget. She is there to be a pain in the ass, and it’s working. Virtually the entire spectrum of Washington officialdom has responded to her with horror and anguish.

The mortification on the Republican side has come more from media figures than actual elected officials. Still, there are plenty of people like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) doing things like denouncing “this girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whatever she is” for preaching “socialism wrapped in ignorance.” A group of GOP House members booed her on the floor, to which she replied, “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas.”

The Beltway press mostly can’t stand her. A common theme is that, as a self-proclaimed socialist, she should be roaming the halls of Rayburn and Cannon in rags or a barrel. Washington Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry tweeted a photo of her in a suit, saying she didn’t look like “a girl who struggles.”

High priest of conventional wisdom Chris Cillizza, with breathtaking predictability, penned a column comparing her to Donald Trump. He noted the social media profiles of both allow them to “end-run the so-called ‘media filter’ and deliver their preferred message… directly to supporters.


Oh the horror! :lol:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... ia-781571/
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby CID1990 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:05 am

kalm wrote:This makes a pretty good case in pointing out one big similarity between AOC and Trump.

For my friends, CID and Baldy, please note the source. :mrgreen:

That doesn’t make anything she says inherently more or less correct. But it changes the dynamic a bit. All of AOC’s supporters sent her to Washington precisely to make noise. There isn’t a cabal of key donors standing behind her, cringing every time she talks about the Pentagon budget. She is there to be a pain in the ass, and it’s working. Virtually the entire spectrum of Washington officialdom has responded to her with horror and anguish.

The mortification on the Republican side has come more from media figures than actual elected officials. Still, there are plenty of people like Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) doing things like denouncing “this girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whatever she is” for preaching “socialism wrapped in ignorance.” A group of GOP House members booed her on the floor, to which she replied, “Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas.”

The Beltway press mostly can’t stand her. A common theme is that, as a self-proclaimed socialist, she should be roaming the halls of Rayburn and Cannon in rags or a barrel. Washington Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry tweeted a photo of her in a suit, saying she didn’t look like “a girl who struggles.”

High priest of conventional wisdom Chris Cillizza, with breathtaking predictability, penned a column comparing her to Donald Trump. He noted the social media profiles of both allow them to “end-run the so-called ‘media filter’ and deliver their preferred message… directly to supporters.


Oh the horror! :lol:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... ia-781571/


That’s some crack reporting right there - essentially things I was saying weeks ago
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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby CID1990 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:20 pm

Hah ha this one is vying for AOC’s spot atop the simpleton sorority

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/01/ ... vastation/

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby Ivytalk » Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 pm

CID1990 wrote:Hah ha this one is vying for AOC’s spot atop the simpleton sorority

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/01/ ... vastation/

“If, like me, you’re far too young to have experienced American leftists reflexively apologizing for the USSR during Stalin’s reign, watching Ilhan Omar shill for Nicolas Maduro on Democracy Now is probably as close as we’ll get to the magic.”

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby kalm » Wed May 01, 2019 9:47 pm

CID1990 wrote:Hah ha this one is vying for AOC’s spot atop the simpleton sorority

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/01/ ... vastation/

“If, like me, you’re far too young to have experienced American leftists reflexively apologizing for the USSR during Stalin’s reign, watching Ilhan Omar shill for Nicolas Maduro on Democracy Now is probably as close as we’ll get to the magic.”

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The 60’s and 70’s are now calling. They want their US Latin American foreign policy back.

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby CID1990 » Wed May 01, 2019 11:57 pm

kalm wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Hah ha this one is vying for AOC’s spot atop the simpleton sorority

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/01/ ... vastation/

“If, like me, you’re far too young to have experienced American leftists reflexively apologizing for the USSR during Stalin’s reign, watching Ilhan Omar shill for Nicolas Maduro on Democracy Now is probably as close as we’ll get to the magic.”

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The 60’s and 70’s are now calling. They want their US Latin American foreign policy back.

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I knew you’d feel compelled to respond...

Which 70s or 80s US Latin American foreign policy is being espoused here?

Do you believe - as Omar believes - that we are setting up a right wing puppet in Guaidó?


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Re: RE: Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby UNI88 » Thu May 02, 2019 12:24 am

CID1990 wrote:
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The 60’s and 70’s are now calling. They want their US Latin American foreign policy back.

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I knew you’d feel compelled to respond...

Which 70s or 80s US Latin American foreign policy is being espoused here?

Do you believe - as Omar believes - that we are setting up a right wing puppet in Guaidó?


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Why just Latin American? IMO Omar's support for Maduro is similar to US support for dictators like Pol Pot (based on ideology not reality,).

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

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Which 70s or 80s US Latin American foreign policy is being espoused here?

Do you believe - as Omar believes - that we are setting up a right wing puppet in Guaidó?


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Why just Latin American? IMO Omar's support for Maduro is similar to US support for dictators like Pol Pot (based on ideology not reality,).

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When did we support Pol Pot?


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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby kalm » Thu May 02, 2019 5:09 am

CID1990 wrote:
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The 60’s and 70’s are now calling. They want their US Latin American foreign policy back.

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I knew you’d feel compelled to respond...

Which 70s or 80s US Latin American foreign policy is being espoused here?

Do you believe - as Omar believes - that we are setting up a right wing puppet in Guaidó?


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Both of these guys sound like assholes, but I think there's a chance of that, yes.

Guaido is a democratic socialist so 1) it's ironic that the hotair piece uses Ilhan as a vehicle to denounce socialism and democratic socialism as one in the same while begrudgingly admitting that Bernie Sanders called Maduro's a failed regime. :lol:

Or that US establishment media is also embracing a democratic socialist in Guaido except...wait for it...he's for opening up Venezuela's oil markets to US companies. :suspicious: :lol:

BTW, did you even watch the video clip of Ilhan because she really does a terrible job of going all "Stalin" on the situation as the article implies. :ohno:

Just so I can trigger you some more and bring one RT :kisswink: into the discussion here's an interesting read from Greenwald...

Those last two tweets – using video footage to debunk the lies spread by Marco Rubio, CNN and the U.S. Government – happen to be from a correspondent with RT America. Please tell me: who was acting here as lying propagandists and agents of State TV, and who was acting like a journalist trying to understand and report the truth?

So everything the New York Times so proudly reported last night has been known for weeks, and was already reported in great detail, using extensive evidence, by a large number of people. But because those people are generally skeptical of the U.S. Government’s claims and critical of its foreign policy, they were ignored and mocked and are generally barred from appearing on television, while the liars from the U.S. Government and their allies in the corporate media were, as usual, given a platform to spread their lies without any challenge or dissent, just like the manual for how to maintain State TV intructs.

Indeed, none of the people questioning the original claim about the burning trucks, or citing this evidence to argue that the U.S. Government and its Venezuelan ally Guaidó were lying, ever made it onto national television to present their dissent. They weren’t allowed on. To the extent they were acknowledged at all, it was to defame them as Maduro apologists – for telling the truth – just as those who tried to combat the propaganda of 2002 and 2003 were smeared as being pro-Saddam. Only Rubio, Bolton, Pompeo, and various other U.S. officials were permitted to spread their lies without any challenge.

That’s particularly notable since the Russian Government, a long-time ally of the Maduro government, themselves published the evidence showing this was a lie. Claims from the Russian or Venezuelan governments deserves as much skepticism as the claims of any other government, but they at least deserve to be heard. But the corporate U.S. media – precisely because it is State TV even as it is loves to accuse others of being that – never airs the views of governments adverse to the U.S. Government except in the most cursory and mocking way:



https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyt ... fake-news/

I normally trust your judgement on sources and at first liked some of the hotair articles you were linking to. However they're now starting to look rather hackish. :ohno:

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Re: AOC = Liberal Goddess

Postby CID1990 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 am

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Which 70s or 80s US Latin American foreign policy is being espoused here?

Do you believe - as Omar believes - that we are setting up a right wing puppet in Guaidó?


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Both of these guys sound like assholes, but I think there's a chance of that, yes.

Guaido is a democratic socialist so 1) it's ironic that the hotair piece uses Ilhan as a vehicle to denounce socialism and democratic socialism as one in the same while begrudgingly admitting that Bernie Sanders called Maduro's a failed regime. :lol:

Or that US establishment media is also embracing a democratic socialist in Guaido except...wait for it...he's for opening up Venezuela's oil markets to US companies. :suspicious: :lol:

BTW, did you even watch the video clip of Ilhan because she really does a terrible job of going all "Stalin" on the situation as the article implies. :ohno:

Just so I can trigger you some more and bring one RT :kisswink: into the discussion here's an interesting read from Greenwald...

Those last two tweets – using video footage to debunk the lies spread by Marco Rubio, CNN and the U.S. Government – happen to be from a correspondent with RT America. Please tell me: who was acting here as lying propagandists and agents of State TV, and who was acting like a journalist trying to understand and report the truth?

So everything the New York Times so proudly reported last night has been known for weeks, and was already reported in great detail, using extensive evidence, by a large number of people. But because those people are generally skeptical of the U.S. Government’s claims and critical of its foreign policy, they were ignored and mocked and are generally barred from appearing on television, while the liars from the U.S. Government and their allies in the corporate media were, as usual, given a platform to spread their lies without any challenge or dissent, just like the manual for how to maintain State TV intructs.

Indeed, none of the people questioning the original claim about the burning trucks, or citing this evidence to argue that the U.S. Government and its Venezuelan ally Guaidó were lying, ever made it onto national television to present their dissent. They weren’t allowed on. To the extent they were acknowledged at all, it was to defame them as Maduro apologists – for telling the truth – just as those who tried to combat the propaganda of 2002 and 2003 were smeared as being pro-Saddam. Only Rubio, Bolton, Pompeo, and various other U.S. officials were permitted to spread their lies without any challenge.

That’s particularly notable since the Russian Government, a long-time ally of the Maduro government, themselves published the evidence showing this was a lie. Claims from the Russian or Venezuelan governments deserves as much skepticism as the claims of any other government, but they at least deserve to be heard. But the corporate U.S. media – precisely because it is State TV even as it is loves to accuse others of being that – never airs the views of governments adverse to the U.S. Government except in the most cursory and mocking way:



https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyt ... fake-news/

I normally trust your judgement on sources and at first liked some of the hotair articles you were linking to. However they're now starting to look rather hackish. :ohno:

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I assume you apologized for Omar - and in doing so you missed the point

hers and a whole legion of prog orgs like Code Pink and the Kozzers are over and over about how we are propping up a right wing puppet - a guy who is just a smidgeon to the right of Maduro

News flash: we have next to no viz in Caracas right now. Our mission is shuttered and the only people “intervening” in Venezuela are Cuba and Russia (boots on the ground)

Omar has garbage views on just about everything... I was specifically trolling you but I was 50/50 on whether you’d go so far as to try to rehabilitate her

Looks like you’ve gone completely over


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