Desperate for bad news

The first three articles on at the moment. It’s a different world where the left, the media and #NeverTrump keep looking for something bad. And there will be something some day, but for these people the only good news is what is bad news to the rest of us. Meanwhile the news remains on the plus side in a very difficult world.

Trump refuses to take
call from Venezuela’s Maduro
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk– 8/12/2017 10:15:33 AM     Post Reply
President Trump rebuffed the offer of a phone call from the president of Venezuela late Friday night, after Mr. Trump warned that he is considering military options to address civil and political unrest in the South American country. “President Trump will gladly speak with the leader of Venezuela as soon as democracy is restored in that country,” the White House said. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro requested a phone call with Mr. Trump after Mr. Trump made a surprise statement late Friday that he’s considering unspecified military action to address what the administration is calling a “dictatorship.”
Donald Trump Wins Round
One with North Korea
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird– 8/12/2017 10:06:22 AM     Post Reply
The mainstream media are aghast at President Donald Trump’s comments on North Korea as he promises “fire and fury” and warns that American military solutions are “locked and loaded.” The political elite, and the foreign policy establishment, oscillate between bitter scorn and sheer panic at his tactics. But one does not have to be convinced of Trump’s rhetorical genius to note that he has already re-framed the conflict in a way that is advantageous to the U.S. First, Trump has radically changed the costs of a potential conflict, for both sides. The dominant paradigm of nuclear face-offs is mutually assured destruction (MAD),
In Trump Era, U.S. Corporations
See Best Earnings in 13 Years
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird– 8/12/2017 10:01:59 AM     Post Reply
As President Trump’s administration enters the last half of its first year, U.S. corporations are experiencing their best earnings in 13 years, a report finds. Bloomberg reports that U.S. corporate profits in the second quarter “have beaten estimates at more than three-quarters of the Standard & Poor’s 500 member companies. In every sector, at least half of the companies have surpassed or met expectations, with many also getting a boost from a sinking U.S. dollar.” “Growth was particularly strong in key regions of North America and Europe, where we grew sales greater than twice GDP, as well as throughout Asia-Pacific,” Dow Chief
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23 Responses to Desperate for bad news

  1. closeapproximation

    All Trump has achieved so far is to ratchet up the rhetoric around North Korea and now Venezuela.

    I would live to see Maduro exiled and Jong Un blown to smithereens, but I keenly await evidence that Trump can achieve results.

    Anyone can light fires.

  2. max

    the Trotskyite neocons transferred their loyalty from the USSR to the U.S., albeit not a capitalist America but a truly socialist American utopia, in which the central planning government controls all things domestically with its regulatory and armed police state, and expands itself globally as well.

    neocons and neoliberals are very similar to each other

    Both the Republican and Democratic party are now run by people with identical agendas: make the big corporations richer and expand the American empire.

    Avoiding Nuclear War: Why Kim Jong-Un’s Strategy Makes Sense

  3. max

    A Nation of Sheep
    The Bush Administration has systematically attacked and diminished virtually every freedom and right guaranteed by the Constitution: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the right not to self incriminate, the right to counsel, the right to speedy trials, the right to fair trials, the right to avoid cruel and unusual punishment, even the right to be set free after acquittal! . . . . President Bush has broken laws he swore to uphold, and declined to enforce laws that he has himself signed into existence . . .
    While the Republican Party (with the help of many Democrats) was waging this war on American freedom, its propagandists in the media endlessly repeated the nonsensical notion that the people who attacked America did so because “they hate our freedoms.” In reality it is the neoconservatives who hate American freedom.
    by udge Andrew P. Napolitano

  4. max

    Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing

    An Obsolescent Military
    by Fred Reed Posted on September 24, 2016

    What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?

    Military power does not exist independently, but only in relation to specific circumstances. Comparing technical specifications of the T-14 to those of the M1A2, or Su-34 to F-15, or numbers of this to numbers of that, is an interesting intellectual exercise. It means little without reference to specific circumstances.

    For example, America is vastly superior militarily to North Korea in every category of arms – but the North has nuclear bombs. It can’t deliver them to the US, but probably can to Seoul. Even without nuclear weapons, it has a large army and large numbers of artillery tubes within range of Seoul. It has an unpredictable government. As Gordon Liddy said, if your responses to provocation are wildly out of proportion to those provocations, and unpredictable, nobody will provoke you.

    An American attack by air on the North, the only attack possible short of a preemptive nuclear strike, would offer a high probability of a peninsular war, devastation of Seoul, paralysis of an important trading partner – think Samsung – and an uncertain final outcome. The United States hasn’t the means of getting troops to Korea rapidly in any numbers, and the domestic political results of lots of GIs killed by a serious enemy would be politically grave. The probable cost far exceeds any possible benefit. In practical terms, Washington’s military superiority means nothing with regard to North Korea. Pyongyang knows it.

  5. rickw

    All Trump has achieved so far is to ratchet up the rhetoric around North Korea and now Venezuela.

    I would live to see Maduro exiled and Jong Un blown to smithereens, but I keenly await evidence that Trump can achieve results.

    Anyone can light fires.

    Fat Boy and Maduro lit the fires. Ratchet up? Love to hear your alternate courses of action.

  6. Robber Baron

    A left-leaning vagina is better than a straight white penis.

  7. Crossie

    Fat Boy and Maduro lit the fires. Ratchet up? Love to hear your alternate courses of action.

    Damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t as far as the left and the media are concerned. At this point he could walk on water and they would say that he should be impeached for breaking the laws of physics.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    The u,n,communist media are desparately trying to find things done by Trump tgatcan beconstrued as bad , the “Australian”u.n.commmunist media are desparately trying to find things done by turnbull that can be construed as good ,no matter how tiny . I often wonder what the genuine ly trained on the job journos now retired think of what has happened to the job since the “academics” corrupted it totally ?

  9. Muddy

    Anxiety-porn pimp scans faceache for ‘news.’ Sees anecdote about a young, balding, fair-skinned visually impaired man on a public bus who, when searching for a seat, accidentally and lightly bumps a female cancer patient wearing a bandanna to cover her hair loss. Several passengers stand to offer the man a seat.

    Subeditor suggests: “Vicious Skinhead Attack on Muslim Grandmother.”
    Subheading: “Extreme Right Hate Campaign Paralyses Community.”

    That’s tomorrow’s anxiety-porn sorted.

  10. Muddy

    A left-leaning vagina is better than a straight white penis.

    Oh my funky monkey. That’s a liberty quote if ever I saw one!

  11. Myrddin Seren

    In a backgrounder at the WaPo on the Google Cult controversy, the trenchantly right-on reporter* uses this amazing phrase to delineate mainstream news from ‘news’ from the Deplorable-sphere:

    Because Damore’s memo, and firing, escaped the right-wing filter bubble and became a real, mainstream controversy, his story took on a much larger significance.

    escaped the right-wing filter bubble

    As opposed to the totally unbiased presentation of the WaPo, NYT, CNN etc etc

    * The reporter has immaculate SJW credentials including ‘MA in Religious Studies, with a concentration in Journalism.’

    ( relevance between the two – you got me ?? )

    ( h/t Drudge )

  12. Warty

    The relentless bombardment of Trump, his policies and particularly his tweeting are all part of the swamp fighting back. One has to go to Fox, and shows like Hannity to find a counter narrative. Even the at times conservative The Australian reflects the swamp, and we read articles of Trump using the Nixonite mad man method to intimidate Kim Jong-Grunt.
    One is constantly assailed by the screechy “Oh, I do wish he’d stop his three in the morning tweeting”, which if translated means: “Why, O why doesn’t the President relay his messages through the respectable, authorised channels, like Washington Post, New York Times and other such pillars of establishment order?”
    Unless one has a left-leaning vagina, I suspect we all know the answer, and it may just be because he doesn’t want his messages to be filtered through a swamp . . . kinda doesn’t come out clean like.

  13. Dr Fred Lenin

    In the coming plebiscite on un natural “marriage” I urge all cats to vote NO just to piss off . the national gangrene laboral gangsters who are trying to force their u.n.communist family destruction agenda on the normal people . A NO vote will cause distress to the gays and u,n,commmunist globalists . Show the spoilt brats who is master .might encourage people to push the bastards to be more responsible . It will shut the whingeing poofters up anyway ,then we can destroy the u.n,communist “republicans ” , If we smash them the gangrene and rentseekers can be next . Start with the soft targets ,that’s what the insidious communist infiltrators do . Then the laborals can follow down the path to oblivion . Now there’s a task for us long term ,but not too long .

  14. Sentinel Man

    This why I love Cat.
    Dr Fred forgot to take his anger pills today, Warty’s interpretations are simply inspirational, Muddy’s anxiety porn headlines are fabulous and now I have a vision of a left leaning vagina.
    To cap it off the Nuke cartoon still has me in trouble at home for my warped sense of humour thinking it was really funny.
    Now, if we could just get that straight white penis to fuck all the left right off the planet, my day would be complete. Thank you Cats.

  15. cohenite

    Anyone can light fires.

    Trump didn’t light NK.

  16. mh

    Occasionally I flick through a hard-copy of the Australian newspaper. Yesterday was one such day. Troy Bramston had written an article arguing why Trump is no Reagan and no Nixon. I didn’t bother reading it because of a very obvious reason – why would anyone listen to Troy Bramston? The guy who championed Kevin Rudd. FFS.

  17. IDefender of the faith

    Trump is headed for a crisis of his own. It is unsurprising that he is making childish war faces and claiming credit for business profits. He needs a distraction from his ineptitude, incompetence and dodginess. He is hampering the work of the first 100% republican majority in decades and its. Lear this will only get worse.

  18. Tim Neilson

    He is hampering the work of the first 100% republican majority in decades

    Exactly what “work” are the majority trying to do?

  19. GerardO

    “It’s still good!”

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    The riots in Carolina , my translationof the fakenews .
    White supremacists ,( patriotic Trump voters and Americans ) .
    Peacefull demonstrators ( u.n.communist globalist fascists , black murderous racists ,confused mixed genderists ).
    All the second lot were doing was trying to destroy the history of white people in the Southern USA and memorials to the many thousands of young white men killed in the Civil War, these things are irrelevant to u.n.communist progressive globalism ,and a brighter new EU type dictatorship of the bureaucrats and the fascist crony capitalists .

  21. Fisky

    He is hampering the work of the first 100% republican majority in decades and its. Lear this will only get worse.

    Is he? Doesn’t look like that at all. More like – the Republicans are a hopeless rabble who still don’t know how to pass an Obamacare repeal bill, even though they spent 7 years proposing just that under Obama. What a bunch of frauds!

  22. Pusnip

    Desperate for bad news

    Trump’s daily idiocies provide a rich stream for genuine news outlets to report and analyse.
    The only desperation is Steve’s, who must be increasingly aware that he backed a total twit.

  23. Ad Nausium

    I don’t if people should celebrate or commiserate with the greens reported to be caught up in a civil war.
    just as well they are a fractured, micro party. Diversification this week, unity next. It appears that, if they had the support of the police and the army, the would adopt the Venezuelan model of politics.

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