A fat stupid blowhard has a few words on a hurricane

You all know this is on the way, right?

• Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday with winds of up to 185 miles an hour.

• With two confirmed deaths in the French Caribbean, President Emmanuel Macron of France says there will be “victims to lament.” There was also at least one death in Anguilla, a British territory, and another in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

• The Category 5 storm has begun lashing Puerto Rico and is threatening havoc and destruction in the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Cuba is also at risk.

• President Trump declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. The storm is expected to reach Florida on Sunday, potentially causing catastrophic flooding.

This is what it looks like from space (click to enlarge):

And here’s a view of it on the ground:

You’ll never guess what the commentators on the right are saying:

The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works. Now, I don’t mean this to be a personal attack on anybody, but the one thing that’s undeniable throughout our culture is that everything has been politicized. And in that sense much of our public information system, including from the government, from the Drive-By Media, has been corrupted. It has been corrupted by the individual biases and whatever present bigotry of the people who hold these positions.

You can see it in the way the Deep State deals with Trump. You can see it with the way the intelligence community and the Washington establishment deal with Trump. So in the case of a hurricane, what happens? Well, there are many levels here. When a hurricane pops up — and we can’t forget Hurricane Harvey because Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.

Now, in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Algore is correct when he has written — and he couldn’t be more wrong — that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes. And, of course, when Harvey hit, it was the first hurricane that had hit in 12 years. There haven’t been more hurricanes and no more dangerous than any others in previous years.

But it doesn’t matter because the bias is built in. So there is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.

Now, how do you do this? Well, any number of ways. Let’s take south Florida television, for example. There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people’s homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. So what happens?

Well, the TV stations begin reporting this and the panic begins to increase. And then people end up going to various stores to stock up on water and whatever they might need for home repairs and batteries and all this that they’re advised to get, and a vicious circle is created. You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media.

The local media, in turn, reports in such a way as to create the panic way far out, which sends people into these stores to fill up with water and to fill up with batteries, and it becomes a never-ending repeated cycle. And the two coexist. So the media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales, and the TV companies benefit because they’re getting advertising dollars from the businesses that are seeing all this attention from customers.

The dipshit saying this is Rush Limbaugh. He’s calling Hurricane Irma “fake news.” His rabies infested mind has decided it’s all a plot by the “deep state,” television stations and stores to create panic and make money.

If he really believes this, he should get a big towel and sit on the beach to wave to Irma when she sidles up the shoreline.

But the cattle in the path of this monster storm who tune in every day to cheer Limbaugh on are going to stay put to defy “them liberals.” And they’re going to die.

Sometimes, you just gotta thin out the herd.

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Nice country you got there. Shame if something bad happened to it

This didn’t make any sense:

President Trump has instructed advisers to prepare to withdraw the United States from a free-trade agreement with South Korea, several people close to the process said, a move that would stoke economic tensions with the U.S. ally as both countries confront a crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Withdrawing from the trade deal would back up Trump’s promises to crack down on what he considers unfair trade competition from other countries, but his top national security and economic advisers are pushing him to abandon the plan, arguing it would hamper U.S. economic growth and strain ties with an important ally.

Until I saw this:

North Korea sharply raised the stakes in its stand-off with the rest of the world Sunday, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.

Even if Kim Jong Un’s regime is exaggerating its feats, scientific evidence showed that North Korea had crossed an important threshold and had detonated a nuclear device that was exponentially more powerful than its last — and almost seven times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. 

The krappy korrupt kretin is extorting South Korea.

The colonel’s right. This is a bad joke. The pump truppets put a krook in the White House who’s thinks you’re supposed to run a country like you’re a mob boss. And there’s a psychopath in North Korea who makes the mob boss think he’s going to get away with it.

The tears of the orange menace’s apologist

The Rude Pundit read the same op-ed I did in the “failing” New York Times and had the same reaction I did:

In the New York Times, one of Donald Trump’s most loyal taint-lickers, Julius Krein, has scribbled a mea culpa titled “I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.” It’s a story of a love gone wrong, about how a man was so enamored of another man that he couldn’t see who that man really was or, indeed, who he himself was. Oh, Krein, who started a blog to “intellectual Trumpism” titled, stupidly, the Journal of American Greatness, totally believed Trump: “Mr. Trump’s policy positions were poorly defined, but these days, most candidates’ positions are. And yes, he had little support from the Republican Party leadership. But many of us thought even this might be a positive if it forced him to focus on ‘making deals’ rather than on Washington’s usual ideological posturing. He was never going to fulfill all of his over-the-top promises, but we believed that his administration might achieve some meaningful successes.”
And as for the racism? That was just something to be elided over for Krein: “Many of his supporters, myself included, managed to convince ourselves that his more outrageous comments…were merely Bidenesque gaffes committed during the heat of a campaign.” For the record, Joe Biden never called for all Muslims to be banned from coming into the United States and probably wouldn’t consider that specific, scripted, racist campaign promise a “gaffe.”
But now Krein’s eyes are wide, wide open. “It is now clear that we were deluding ourselves” about Trump’s racism, Krein writes. And “Far from making the transformative ‘deals’ he promised voters, his only talent appears to be creating grotesque media frenzies — just as all his critics said.”
To which one can only say to Krein:
Fuck you, you pretentious prick. Take a stack of papers with your regret written all over it, roll it up into a thick tube, and go fuck yourself with it.

And I’ll bet by the title on this post, you though I was referring to this:

She cries because she doesn’t want people to think she’s a bad person for supporting a krimson koated klansman. Sorry, that train has left the track. She’s a bad person.

Who goes Nazi: A parlor game

The stub-fingered krimson klad klansman has made Nazis fashionable. That where the legion of pump truppets have taken us. Now the question is “How do you spot a Nazi?”

Dorothy Thompson

Back in 1944, Dorothy Thompson, an American journalist and one of the most influential women in the country at the time, wrote a piece in Harpers Magazine titled “Who Goes Nazi.” The world was at war and everybody knew the Nazis were evil, they just didn’t know the depth of their depravity. But Americans wanted to figure out what kind off person would be a Nazi. Thompson envisioned a cocktail party and scanned the room looking for the guests who were inherently fascist:

It’s fun—a macabre sort of fun—this parlor game of “Who Goes Nazi?” And it simplifies things—asking the question in regard to specific personalities.

Kind, good, happy, gentlemanly, secure people never go Nazi. They may be the gentle philosopher whose name is in the Blue Book, or Bill from City College to whom democracy gave a chance to design airplanes—you’ll never make Nazis out of them. But the frustrated and humiliated intellectual, the rich and scared speculator, the spoiled son, the labor tyrant, the fellow who has achieved success by smelling out the wind of success—they would all go Nazi in a crisis.

Believe me, nice people don’t go Nazi. Their race, color, creed, or social condition is not the criterion. It is something in them.

Those who haven’t anything in them to tell them what they like and what they don’t-whether it is breeding, or happiness, or wisdom, or a code, however old-fashioned or however modern, go Nazi. It’s an amusing game. Try it at the next big party you go to.

Read the whole piece here. It explains why there are idiots who believe there are “very fine people on both sides.”

Thompson actually met Adolf Hitler. She interviewed him in 1931, before he took power in Germany.

“He is formless, almost faceless, a man whose countenance is a caricature, a man whose framework seems cartilaginous, without bones,” she wrote. “He is inconsequent and voluble, ill-poised, insecure. He is the very prototype of the Little Man. A lock of lank hair falls over an insignificant and slightly retreating forehead. . . .The nose is large, but badly shaped and without character. His movements are awkward, almost undignified and most un-martial. . . .The eyes alone are notable. Dark gray and hyperthyroid—they have the peculiar shine which often distinguishes geniuses, alcoholics, and hysterics.”

To that unflattering description, she added: “There is something irritatingly refined about him. I bet he crooks his little finger when he drinks a cup of tea.”

She basically saw him as a crank, maybe even a clownish buffoon, thinking that no sane electorate would choose him as their leader. As history.net puts it:

But she couldn’t believe that this “Little Man” could actually succeed in that grandiose goal. “Imagine a would-be dictator setting out to persuade a sovereign people to vote away their rights.” That idea seemed preposterous to her.

But the thing was, he didn’t need a majority of the popular vote to take power. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum notes:

In the Reichstag (German parliament) elections of November 1932, the Nazis lose almost two million votes from the previous elections of July. They win only 33 percent of the vote. It seems clear that the Nazis will not gain a majority in democratic elections, and Adolf Hitler agrees to a coalition with conservatives.

You’d think we would have learned something from World War II. But no one pays attention to history.

Talking points from the orange supremacist

The White House (a term that had taken on a whole new symbolic meaning in a day) issued this list of talking points (click to enlarge).

Meanwhile, the dwarf-fingered pussygrabber’s personal attorney tweeted this today:

Where exactly does this rank in VSB’s list of the 20 Whitest Things White People Say to Black People:

20. “Oh, you’re married?”

19. “Is that your hair?”

18. “I don’t see color.”

17. “Can you turn that down?”

16. “DUUUUUDE, TAKE A SHOT WITH ME!!!”

15. “This section is reserved.”

14. “He doesn’t bite.”

13. “I voted for Obama.”

12. “Yeah, you’re black. But not like, black black.”

11. “If you can say it, why can’t I?”

10. “Where’s your manager?”

9. “You live in this neighborhood?”

8. “I’m calling human resources.”

7. “Do you need hot sauce with that?”

6. “Can I touch your hair?”

5. “Security!”

4. “My best friend is black.”

3. What about black-on-black crime?”

2. “I’m calling the police.”

1. “I don’t have a racist bone in my body.”

So, that’s a burning cross between No. 4 and No. 1.