Dateline: Paris, October 17, 2021: The trial of Salvatore Savini commenced today for the alleged arson hoax of the Notre Dame Cathedral in April of 2019.
The fanatic Christian is charged with arson, fraud and a hate crime for planting Islamic artifacts in an attempt to mislead investigators into believing the arson of the Notre Dame Cathedral was perpetrated by Islamic radicals.
Mr. Savini’s attorney, while not absolving his client’s actions, has claimed his client was very distressed at the growing number of churches in France being desecrated, burned and vandalized, and believed blaming the destruction of the iconic cathedral on Islamists was the only way to bring attention to bear on the issue.
The plea entered is “not guilty by temporary insanity.”
The attorney, Jacque Cochraine, is planning on using what is known as the Jussie Smollet Defence as a legal precedent. His client was so triggered by these attacks on so many churches in France, he felt compelled to act.
The prosecution claims that Mr. Savini by perpetrating this hoax, has done lasting damage to the Muslim community, and damaged civil relations between Christians and Muslims.
I just heard of a dastardly plot perpetrated by alt-right (obviously) individuals against Jessie Smollet.
Apparently two black bodybuilders ( not from Nigeria) have been recruited via Craigslist to tail the ex-Empire actor next winter in Chicago. They are supposed to ambush him on any cold night and rough him up.
These men are said to be equipped with red hats and a bottle of bleach and a short rope provided to them by these despicable plotters, who have dubbed themselves the WolfCryBoys. Apparently the plan is to replicate for real what the actor claimed happened. Chicago police declined to comment but say they are “investigating”.
Apparently Trump doesn’t have a monopoly on immorality in Republican politics. It seems that George HW lgbtq Bush ( who will henceforth be referred to as George Copafeel Bush to differentiate him from George W) had a brazen affair for 12 years, humiliating his wife Barbara to the point of contemplating suicide. ( But the big news, folks, is that she believed Trump caused her heart problems).
By the way. Barbara no longer considered herself a Republican after Trump was nominated. How deep their conservative principles!
I’m having a difficult time understanding how this isn’t exponentially worse than having sex once with a whore at a golf outing. According to Susan Page the biographer, Bush refused to stop seeing his “assistant” during the 12 year-long tryst. At least he didn’t lie to her. He was saving his lies for the American people, I guess.
And then there are the types who worked for the Bushes. Of course, it’s not really fair, since thousands of people worked for the dynastic political family, but it becomes an indicator for the overall hypocrisy level of this species of Republican.
Prominent NeverTrumper Nicole Wallace is leaving her husband of 14 years for a man 12 years her junior ( gross!) she’s 47 he’s 35. There’s a six year old boy involved too.
Oh, I’m sure the husband must be an absolute cad, because women are never at fault when divorce is the subject, even though it looks like she’s leaving him for a younger man. A NewYork Times reporter coincidentally (yuck). She has her kid, her career and a new lover. What a life!
This is a spectacular performance of a (very) original song by the singer Stevie Nicks. I heard this song when it was out. It was a hit but I didn’t appreciate like I do now.
These were the days (or a strange period) where musicians write and express their own through music and lyrics. It’s direct.
Musically and structurally, this is a very interesting song. But let’s just say it’s operatic.The musical line carries us through the dream, the poem and the expression of this woman.
Watch Stevie express herself. These are her words.
The cinematography is excellent, it focuses a bit too much on Stevie, but how can you not?
The band and back-up singers are great and the harmonies by Stevie and the back-up singer at the end was a musical bombshell. This was clearly live, and if you watch it to the end you see why she gave such a great performance.
The music behind her words are coming from men. They are also spectacular.
Libretto appears in the first comment. Please refer as you listen to the song
Romney’s best feature as a politician was his near squeaky-clean record. He is the quintessential nice guy type, and has the polished demeanor of President from central casting. He has a good resume. He comes from a good family, and let’s not forget his Dad was a famous politician.
For many Republicans in 2012, that was enough. He seemed electable. They could be reasonably assured no scandals would emerge in late October.
But more importantly Mitt was also a guy they could feel comfortable identifying with. There has always been a strong element of voting for a man who emulates one’s personal values, who you can feel proud of as your personal President who represents you. Identity politics on a very personal level, if you will.
There’s a Hollywood fantasy whereby our President is our National Dad who is our leader, who practices what he preaches, and makes a few political compromises and concessions (for the good of the country, of course) and is an overall good affable man with class, and he never cheated on Mom or anything like that. And American flags fly on pristine porches in small-town Iowa to the sound of muted French Horns ever after.
In those days, most conservative voters just wanted a Republican and not a Democrat like Obama. It was excruciating for many of us, because we each wanted various policies enacted in different priorities, but we all wanted to prevent the other side from taking control of the Executive Branch, so we settled on this guy. Romney seemed like he knew the basics of conservatism, even if he hadn’t had much luck enacting actual conservative policies.
But he lost anyway.
Many Republicans were thinking that other Americans would see the virtue and begin to understand the conservative cause. They would see we are nice guys -not racists or anything like that, and we were non-threatening and stable. Many elite Republicans remained naive and oblivious to the real nature of what we called the mainstream media, or maybe they were simply petrified of them and pretended ignorance.
Meanwhile, many ordinary middle-class conservatives were increasingly aware that the central obstacle to winning elections for conservatives was the media, and until that obstacle was removed or mitigated, we would never be able to get anything more than the most tepid milquetoast candidate past them. But even worse, our Mr. Niceguy would more likely just lose to the pandering leftist and make a really classy concession speech.
Now Romney is back on the scene, this time as a junior Senator, and his first impulse is to run to the Washington Post and CNN to virtue-signal.
Did he mislead Utah voters about his intentions regarding Trump? Looks that way to me. But he never cheated on his wife which of course is the most important thing in the world for every politician – especially Republicans.
Did he take money from who we now know he considers loathsome Donald Trump? Yes. What other low-life scum has Romney taken money from whilst glad-handing us?
How many positions has Romney taken over the course of his political career? Do we have any idea what his priorities actually are? I defy anyone to describe Mitt’s convictions in one coherent paragraph.
Honestly, I would never trust this man to represent my interests no matter what he says or promises. Clearly he’s disloyal, is willing to take money from people he loathes, is weak and easily influenced, and exhibits all the hallmarks of an archetypical loser.
Now he’s in the Senate, the perfect place for those who have time, money and and crave attention. The Senate is a kind of ego-amplifier for elites.
Romney’s return highlights the weakness and fecklessness of the old Republican Party. It shows up their fantasy world, where nice guys finish first, and emanate a kind of contagious virtue throughout the land simply by being churchgoing family men and pledging sexual fidelity to their spouses.
It reminds me of how little they care about actual results and how much they desperately cling to the idea of a getting or having a virtuous Daddy President who makes them feel good personally – their own personal morality avatar to display to the world as an example of how everything should be.
I made this video back in more innocent times, but I happened upon it again and I’m surprised it holds up. Dated, yes, but this was my thinking at the time.
The music is from a local Philly band who became quite famous in the eighties -excellent songwriters (Time After Time, What if God was One of Us, and many more). Johnny B is one of their early songs that wasn’t quite a hit. I’ve seen them many times and they are good guys (one is a good friend).
The song is about seeing your friend be seduced by a woman with evil intent, and I hope it’s plain in the video that the woman is the media.
Now Johnny B is shilling for the Pot industry, which itself isn’t bad in my book (although couldn’t they find someone better? what were they smoking? haha) but shows us how absolutely screwed up our politics are, how phony our Republican establishment is and was.
Hope you enjoy it. I worked hard on that mainly because I never did video editing before.
I’m listening to an audio book of The Gulag Archipelago. Lots of arrests so far. Chilling. It can definitely happen here. All the structure is in place, and with the state’s ability to see and know everything it would be worse. More effective. More, um, surgical.
Like maybe right now?
Anyway, I believe Alexander S would not be especially concerned with a government shut down.
I hereby advise the PR director for the White House press office to solicit stories of people adversely affected by this government shutdown. After a few hundred responses I would take the best cases and publish them -respectfully – on the website.
Then juxtapose that with stories of people affected by our current system of immigration.
The hardships by government workers, even some of the stronger cases, will begin to look quite lame.
“We are asking the Democrats to approve 5billion of your money – not their money – your taxes, for this problem. 5 billion is a lot of money, but compared to the depth, and reach, and cost of this problem, actually only a small percent of our budget.”
Also while you guys at the White House are listening, y’all are doing a great job!
Miller is my favorite in the Trump administration. Here, he manhandles Certainly Not News shill Wolf Blitzer. The increasingly pathetic line of questioning reveals the mono-dimensional agenda, now divorced from any principal other than desperately attacking Trump from any direction.
There’s a prevailing belief that if there’s no border wall by November of 2020 that Trump will have more difficulty in re-election.
I have never thought this would be much of a factor, but now that Schumer has publicly declared the Democrats intend to thwart any and all efforts to fund/build a wall, I believe it will actually help Trump in 2020.
Schumer and Pelosi blundered on this one. Trump needs only to try his best and hold fast in negotiations. It’s obvious that Democrats simply want to deprive Trump of a political victory. Trump can keep hammering on the continuing negatives of having no wall, and more damaging to Democrats, the idea they don’t care about borders, sovereignty, crime, drugs, disease and jobs.
As a purely practical political matter, there’s no special reason a wall hurts Democrats. There are plenty of illegals already here, and visa violations account for the majority of illegals anyway. And whoever believes they care about 5 billion dollars, the deficit or spending taxpayer money wisely is invited to my Patreon page promoting my experiments on the healing powers of Guinness stout.
What am I missing?
If there’s no wall by then, I can’t envision Trump getting the blame, and it will actually further incentivize Trump’s base to vote for him and for a pro-borders congress.
Eight Years in four quarters. The first quarter is about to end. The score : Orange Warriors 21, Nancy Boys 3.
Two Supreme Court Justices confirmed equals one touchdown, tax cuts another, and the economic boom resulting from tax cuts, deregulation and pro-business actions by the administration another.
Now the Orange Warriors will have to play some defense. Trump is great at playing defense. Just watch.
Mixing sports analogies, he’s going to play rope-a-dope. This strategy is letting your opponent throw more punches that have minimal effect until he tires out, then move in.
He will be nicer and more accommodating to Nancy Pelosi. He will try to make deals and if they don’t play he will expose them. Either way he will win.
Having Aunt Nancy Marbles-Mouth as the voice of the Democrats will be a gift.
The PR divisions of multinational media empires (Comcast, Disney,Viacom, Fox, etc), labeled colloquially as “news”, will cover every investigation like Nancy Drew meets the Hardy Boys for the consumption of political adolescents – otherwise known as Democrats and NeverTrumpers.
The Democrats will further reveal themselves as petty. They will celebrate every first down with lewd dances, high fiving and chest thumping. The homer announcers will tell us the momentum has shifted. But we aren’t listening. The sound is off and we just watch.
The Nancy Boys will advance the ball. They will probably score a touchdown and a field goal or two.
But the Orange Warriors will still be ahead at the start of the second half in 2020, when we are set to receive and go on offense again.
Remember, the game is 60 minutes (8 years) and we are playing against a good team that plays dirty. But they have bad coaching, they have disarray in their locker room and they are focused on statistics rather than scoring.
And the cheerleaders shout “Make America Great Again!”