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Too bad, so sad: Comedy Central cancels “The Opposition”

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Back on September 25, 2017, Comedy Central debuted “The Opposition” with Jordan Klepper.  About the show, from Wikipedia:

“The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is an American late-night talk and news satire program that premiered on Comedy Central on September 25, 2017. The show is hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper, a former correspondent on The Daily Show, and satirizes right-wing politics. It airs each Monday through Thursday at 11:30 pm (EST), following The Daily Show.”

The Business Insider had an article about the intent the The Opposition:

“One of the most prominent features of the set of “The Opposition” is a permanently installed Murder Board, a tackboard reminiscent of “A Beautiful Mind” with nonsense scribbled next to a 2016 electoral map, and images and arrows linking Beyoncé, former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Taylor Swift, and, of course, Hillary Clinton.

For Klepper, the figures and scrawling on the board represent the obsession and paranoid thinking of the emerging right-wing-media landscape during the era of President Donald Trump, in which he said the “bar for what now we can put out there to make our case was lowered immensely.”

“You just need a shred. A shred of something that you can weave into something larger,” Klepper told Business Insider in an interview in his office a week before the show’s debut. “Donald Trump was the best at ‘I heard a thing, I’m in a position of power by repeating it, I now legitimize it to millions, to my 30-plus million followers, and I’m in a position where people just trust those things that I say.'”

“The Opposition” is the major first comedy show with a baked-in acknowledgement of the shift in the conservative-media landscape away from the dogmatic, small-government Reagan Republican. The show will focus on the heightened influence of the online right-wing figures to subtly and overtly influence the political discourse.

Nine months later, the show has been cancelled.

From MSN:

Comedy Central’s daily late-night program The Opposition with Jordan Klepper will end its run after one season but Klepper is staying on the network with a new weekly half-hour series. Tentatively titled Klepper, it will feature the comedian out in the field, traveling the country and speaking to people.

The Opposition‘s last episode will air on June 28. Klepper just shared the news with the show’s staff. Development on the new show will start right after, with pre-production slated to begin in the fall and a premiere eyed for early 2019 in the 10 PM-11 PM time period.

The timing of the decision stems from the fact that The Opposition was wrapping its first season, with a slew of contracts for people in front and behind the camera coming up for renewal for another year.

“That added into the accelerated pace of the decision but it was mostly driven by excitement about the new show,” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said. “We can’t do both obviously so we are winding down The Opposition in accordance with gearing up Klepper.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Viva La Resistance!

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Obama dressed as Baphomet?

The Baphomet was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lévi in his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) — a winged, horned, androgynous, humanoid goat with breasts and phallus. (See “The Devil is transgender”)

Levi called his image the Baphomet — “The Sabbatic Goat” and “The Goat of Mendes.” Lévi’s Baphomet is the source of the Rider-Waite Tarot image of the Devil. The Baphomet goat, together with the downward-pointed pentagram, was adopted as the official symbol — called the Sigil of Baphomet — of the Church of Satan and continues to be used among Satanists. [Source: Wikipedia]

Yesterday, an art illustrator named AnnaMarie Hope uploaded to her Instagram account @everysilversea a pic of what appears to be Barack Obama dressed as Baphomet, standing next to Artur Davis.

Note: Artur Davis was a national co-chair for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign; a U.S. Congressman (D-Alabama) from 2003 to 2011; and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Alabama in the 2010 election.

Below are the Obama Baphomet pic (on the left) next to a pic of Obama (right), for comparison.

Those who saw the pic on Hope’s Instagram clearly recognized the Baphomet dude as Obama:

kellygil18: “What’s with your Obama pic?”

unbearableghostbear: “Yeah you got some ‘splainin’ to do about that Obama pic.”

Hope quickly took down the pic, claiming she’d received “too much hate & not enough support”.

Jay Greenberg of NeonNettle says the Obama Baphomet image is not a photoshop:

To check if the image has been digitally altered from another photo, the first thing to do is is do a reverse image search to see if the original image appeared online or if there ever was an original image. After uploading the image to Google image search and Tinyeye, the photo pulls zero results from either service, meaning, if it was altered from another image, then the original image has never been uploaded to the internet, which seems unlikely.

If the image has been photoshopped as some may suggest, then it would require a very high skill set in image manipulation, that would go way beyond the typical prank image levels. It’s also unlikely that Hope would have such professional skills without a mention of it anywhere. The fact that Miss Hope doesn’t appear to have obtained this image elsewhere, and that she couldn’t have faked the image, suggests that she took the photo herself.

H/t FOTM‘s Lola

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~Eowyn

US diplomats in China afflicted with same mysterious illness as in Cuba

On July 20, 2015, three months after the Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the United States and Cuba normalized their relations by reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies in their respective capitals, Washington , D.C. and Havana.

Beginning in late 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, complained about neurological symptoms, including hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders. Some U.S. government employees had their assignments cut short due to the severity of the symptoms. In October 2017, the State Department ordered non-essential embassy personnel and the families of all staff to leave Havana. Some Canadian embassy employees also reported headaches and hearing loss.

The Trump administration accused the Cuban government, but Havana flatly rejected instigating the attacks and suggested the attacks might be from a third party.

FBI and Cuban investigators couldn’t find any devices or anything suspicious on surveillance tape. After months of investigation, the Trump administration concluded that the American diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated outside the range of audible sound and had been deployed either inside or outside their residences.

The AP obtained a recording of what U.S. embassy workers in Havana heard, akin to very high-pitched metallic crickets.

Now the same mystery illness has afflicted U.S. diplomats stationed in Guangzhou, southern China.

Edmund DeMarche reports for Fox News, June 6, 2018, that a group of U.S. diplomats stationed in China have been brought back to the states for evaluation after being inflicted by a mystery illness resembling the brain injuries previously suffered by 24 U.S. government employees in Cuba.

The New York Times reported that at least two U.S. employees removed from China experienced unusual noises while there. U.S. officials are suspicious that China or Russia may be involved.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month that the symptoms being reported in China were “entirely consistent with the medical indications that have taken place to Americans working in Cuba.” Pompeo said the precise nature of the injuries suffered has not been determined and promised a “multi-agency response to the unexplained health incidents.”

~Eowyn

Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” struggling to regain advertisers after vile attack on Ivanka Trump

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Imagine my distress.

From Fox News: A new report shows Samantha Bee’s late night show “Full Frontal” hasn’t been able to regain its advertisers after the host called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—” on her show in May.

The liberal comedian came under fire when she used an extreme vulgarity to slam Ivanka Trump in her monologue on May 30 over a photograph the first daughter shared on social media.

“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child…But let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c—. He listens to you,” Bee said.

Bee apologized on a June 6 episode, but the damage was done as her advertisers dropped her.

Before the vulgar remark, Bee’s TBS show had 19 advertisers but when she apologized on the June 6 episode, she was down to a mere six and has been unable to gain them back weeks later, a new Newsbusters report shows.

In her June 6 opening monologue, Bee told viewers that her insult directed at the first daughter “crossed a line.”

“It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it,” Bee said. “This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed a line. I regret it and I do apologize.”

Her on-air apology came after she tweeted she was sorry.

Both Bee and TBS issued apologies the following day, with the network tweeting the “vile” comment was “our mistake too, and we regret it.”

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Saturday funny: Colorado demorat candidate douses his eyes w/pepper spray to push for gun control

This is the type of people Obama had working for him.

About this fool, from Wikipedia:

“Levi Mills Tillemann-Dick is an American businessman, academic, and author. Currently managing partner at Valence Strategic, LLC and a fellow at the New America Foundation, he is also the author of the 2015 book, The Great Race: The Global Quest For The Car Of The Future (Simon and Schuster). Levi was also the lead author of the report Revolution Now, which he published while working in President Barack Obama‘s Department of Energy. After forming an exploratory committee in May 2017 to examine the feasibility of a congressional bid in Colorado’s 6th congressional district, Levi officially announced his candidacy in late June.”

Levi calls himself unapologetically progressive. To cure  gun violence, he wants to ban assault weapons, get “warfare” ammo off the street, address “toxic masculinity” and end global arms trade.

Ya got me Levi with this little stunt.  I’m surrendering all my firearms now after seeing that!

NOT.

h/t Twitchy

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h/t @CloydRivers

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American Politicians: Traitors, Degenerates, Thieves

My friend Mark S. McGrew is among a handful who first wrote on Barack Obama being a fraud.

In 2008, he sent his first article on Obama to hundreds of newspapers in the United States, both national and local, but none would accept it. So Mark turned to international foreign news outlets. Pravda was the first one to see its value and snapped it right up — which, of course, is a sad commentary on America’s “free” press.

Below is Mark’s latest: “American Politicians: Traitors, Degenerates, Thieves”.

The one superior product that American government produces is Bullies. At every level — city, county, state, federal and down to school boards, committees or any position that has the word “Government” associated with it. It is astounding how people get a position of authority and then use that authority, abuse that authority and force that authority on any person they come in contact with. There is never a concern that the way they treat honest law abiding citizens, may be duplicated by another government employee and used against members of their families or even themselves. “Nope. Never happen. I’m government. We’re special.”

Below are only three examples of American politicians — Traitor, Degenerate and Thief, in that order, in their own words and actions and they are proud of it.

(1) Traitor

The Mayor of Philadelphia, James Kenney (D), dances with joy after a federal judge ruled that the federal government cannot withhold free money grants to Philadelphia, because of their sanctuary city policy of protecting violent criminal illegal-alien animals and allowing prehistoric savages to continue preying on American citizens. Fast forward to the 1:40 mark to see the dance:

(2) Degenerate

Here is a campaign ad for Maryland State Senator Rick Madaleno (D), a man child running for governor of the State of Maryland. What makes him think using profanity with young children will get him votes? I don’t know. Maybe our society is sicker than I know:

(3) Thieves

Here is a Dallas, Texas city council meeting. Take note of the insane saliva-dripping rage directed against a man who legally fought them in the courts, to prohibit them from taking his land. Listen to it a few times and you will see, vividly displayed, the mental mindset of our politicians. They are just verbalizing what all politicians think, but are not stupid enough to say it in public.

It is not simply a question of good or bad, right or wrong, Republican or Democrat, or conservative or liberal. The name tags are only smokescreen to obscure or eliminate the one word that truly describes them all: EVIL. They are Satanic. Satanists. No other word can adequately explain their mentality.

And then, we have the President of the United States caught up in porno.

Recently MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said “somebody” told her that “President Donald Trump’s biggest complaint was that he’s not allowed to watch porn in the White House.”

First I ask, “Why not???????” President Bill Clinton and Hillary were screwing every girl in sight. Barack Obama seemed to have a problem with fecal flies on his face. Michelle Obama seemed to make no secret of a sausage-like something swinging around in her crotch. And besides, Mika is lying. From the knowledge and experience I have of the White House Communication room, I know personally, for a fact, that President Trump does watch porno in the White House. Every day probably. He starts his day with it and usually finishes his day with his personalized porno shows.

Let’s define “porno”.

On Dictionary.com, one of three definitions of porno is:

television shows, articles, photographs, etc., thought to cater to an excessive, irresistible desire for or interest in something: a magazine filled with enticing food porn (meaning fantastically appealing meals): an addiction to real-estate porn (meaning looking at mansions, castles, estates, chateaus, house the normal person cannot afford).

From the Cambridge Dictionary, one of three definitions of porno is:

pictures, books, television programmes, newspaper articles, etc. that are intended to be exciting for people interested in a particular subject or particular product such as: Half the shows on TV are either food porn or property porn. (there it is again)

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary: One of three definitions of pornography is:

the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction.

In my professional opinion from the past two years’ observations, these three definitions from three separate credible sources, express America’s major news obsession with President Trump.

So, President Trump watches news porn, and Mika and the rest of the Trump-obsessed TV news babes are porn queens. Of course, that’s not hard to tell just by looking at them.

“Your Honor, I rest my case.”

Mark S. McGrew is an Independent Operator in the oil business in Texas. He writes about business and politics as a hobby. His articles are generally factual and verifiable. If he writes parody or satire, it will be obvious. You may reach him at McGrewMX@aol.com.