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A TUBULARSOCK EXCLUSIVE:
NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS!

Ok as usual, Tubularsock has an insider’s perspective into the current administration being that as Secretary of the Deplorables Tubularsock is on the “right” side of the right government policies of The Super-Bigly Great Orange One!

Rumor has it that Tubularsock has positioned himself in the current West Wing of the White House in the boiler-room where he has control of the heating and cooling of the building. Being the ONLY member of the current administration that knows the secret codes for the indoor environment of the White House puts Tubularsock in an enviable power position.

So when it was reviled by the New York Signs, a hostile progressive publication, that the
Secretary of the Deplorables had been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller much anticipation was anticipated. And as that anticipated anticipation grew the left-stream-press concluded that Russia was involved!

 

As Tubularsock, “. . . first hand coverage, second hand news”, a non-biased news outlet has reported through an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, that Russia may have a relationship with the Secretary of the Deplorables but this was denied by the administration.

However it was noted by a former Secret Service agent who did not wish to be identified that some ties with the Russian Government may be true. Some documentation was procured from this individual as seen below.

 

“I hasten to point out that in no sense do I claim the ideas I am submitting are a real thing. They constitute a theory, not a thesis”, stated the former Secret Service agent.

But an American official familiar with the talks with Mueller, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly stated, “some pictures are really worth a thousand words”.

Yet the investigation conducted by the sharp-eyed-reporters from Tubularsock, “. . . first hand coverage, second hand news”, a non-biased news outlet has produced an actual photograph that may add some light to the Trump-Tube Russian connection.

 

Now sure Felix Sater has Russian connections! Hell, he’s Russian!

When asked, Tubularsock, Trump’s Secretary of the Deplorables, stated, “Felix Sater is a Russian-American gangster of the old school. You know, a classical American tradition type Eliot Ness gangster. It is this solid American criminal tradition that our President believes in …… make  America Great again!”

Felix Sater has deep financial connections to Trump and to Russia. Felix Sater has been a friend of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen since childhood, and is an important Trump business partner who worked out of Trump Tower.

But funny, when Donald was asked about his connections with Felix, Trump said, “I’m not that familiar with him.”

Which would be expected for Trump to say especially after his associate Felix Sater, described his ambitions in emails to Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.

In those emails Sater states, “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.” (New York Times … for real!)

So we all have, so far, three possible Russian connections with Trump.

The first is the meeting in Trump Tower between Russian agents and Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner.

The second connection is the attempt by Republican operative Peter W. Smith to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails through Russian hackers. According to The Wall Street Journal “Robert Mueller is investigating Michael Flynn’s connection to this operation”.

And the third connection is Felix Sater.

Looks like a full plate.

 

But in truth the Russian connection is there but it is mostly bullshit. The real deal is going to be the evidence that is being collected on financial crimes, including potential money laundering that is where Donald and his family are going to go down!

 

 

 

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Capitalism’s Contribution: looting, lying, and acting obscene

© 2017 Dan Stevenson III

the die is cast
the money on the table
some people may die
is it really that bad
just look at the profit
it’s ours ‘cuz we’re able

it’s only good business
it’s just what we do
if they’re in the way
what are we spoze to do
if we don’t take advantage
we’re all going to lose

it’s there for the taking
the law’s on our side
we made it that way
the game being played
it’s really their fault
if they don’t step aside

sure we’ll help their children
we’ll put them in camps
we’ll do what we can
you must understand
it’s best that you see
we have a smart stance

we’ve done this forever
our heritage, you know
it’s way too important
to just let it go
so call in security
to protect what is so

it is our right
our history complete
we don’t mind doing
what has to be done
until the next time
with a butt of a gun

the damage we do
to land, water, and air
is not of concern or
cause for despair
we donate most heavily
for orphan repair

the profit which is
the ultimate treasure
can be used to buy
all in good measure
the next exploitation
to protect this great nation

sure some have to die
for others to live
but really we’ve found
it’s just like it is
not one thing to worry
or even forgive

so stack up that money
and oxygen tanks
so we can survive
as others all die
‘cause we got the talent
when the earth’s out of balance

yet some keep on yelling
it’s too late to correct
but what do they know
with no portfolio
our investment appreciates
the longer we go

it’s called progress you sillies
you don’t even know that
if you don’t risk
you’re just scaredy-cats
so count yourselves in
all the way to the end

so come on no worries
for what we do know
is dow jones is up
we’ve got money to burn
at least just enough
to cover the earth’s very last turn!

 

TRUMPTASTIC

It is true that Tubularsock is sitting on his underground deck which is a stones throw from his top floor corner office in Tubularsock’s underground bunker overlook Washington D.C. from Oakland CA. (see Bunker Tour)

Tubularsock does much of his writing from this vantage-point and today is no exception.

So let’s wonder why it has TAKEN THREE YEARS to start to replace Flint, Michigan’s corroded water pipes.

Just in case you have forgotten, three years ago it was discovered that the city’s government, in order TO SAVE MONEY, switched water suppliers from Detroit to the Flint River.

But those same city government officials failed to treat the water with an anti-corrosive agent and by not doing so they proceeded to corrode the lead pipes and thereby poisoning the residents.

Which led to campaign slogans for the next election like, “Vote For Me You’ll Be Dead In A Week”! Ok, maybe not.

So for three years Flint has been drinking and cooking with bottled water. And then last summer scientists (none that lived in Flint) declared that the water was good enough for bathing and hand washing BUT NOT for consumption.

And then this March, Flint residents were expected to start paying the FULL COST for their water even if they can’t drink it! And to top that, 8000 residents are being held responsible FOR NOT PAYING FOR TOXIC WATER by having “tax-liens-for-unpaid-water-bills!

Now think about this. The State of Michigan has agreed (by court order) to put up $97 million to replace any lead or galvanized steel pipes for at least 18,000 homes. And to entitle citizens to have their water tested four times a year as well as access to free bottled water and filters.

It has taken three years and a court battle just to START to rectify this problem.

CAN YOU SAY INFRASTRUCTURE? Not if Orange Tweet doesn’t create jobs that save lives rather than kill people. Donnie has lost his way already just as Shrub and Obummer did before him. Rebuilding America is just economically impossible if over 60% of our borrowed money go to blow people up. INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT WILL NOT HAPPEN!

BUT in the fiscal year of 2016 the U.S. Government spent $654.5 million on Hellfire Missiles alone. Which have all blown up so ………

And Every hour in 2016, taxpayers in United States paid $116,063 for Predator and Reaper Drones.

AND FOR WHAT? All the wars we have started are still going on so when Orange Tweet calls somebody a looser he may want to look at the State of the Nation he is supposed to be leading.

The ONLY comfort one can draw from all of this is Donnie is as stupid as the country he Tweets from. A guy that can’t even tweet correctly as “covfefe” now has proven.

Man! The fucker can’t even tweet correctly any more. Has anybody checked for lead pipes in the White House lately?

 

WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND?

 

The amount of time spent on the Trump’s hands you’d think that the entire Middle Eastern trip was based on hand holding. Now Orange Tweet did damn near kiss the fucking Saudi king’s ass but who counts? Anyway, far be it for Tubularsock to get in the way of the maimed-stream-media’s news flow of worthless shit. Only because it is just too fun!

They kept Orange Tweet on a short leash and he read all the words he was given so we can all agree that he was SO PRESIDENTIAL.

As long as he stays in puppet mode all will be “handled”. See, the Deep State is benevolent.

 

 

HEALTH MY ASS!

Now this is the part that Tubularsock, each time, has to step back and ponder why the American population is so dense.

It is not that it is so complicated and it is literally exposed RIGHT OUT IN PLAIN SITE.

It isn’t that it is covered up in some tricky way or anything but there it sits like a cougar on an overhanging rock SINGING IN ENGLISH, ALOUD.

WOULDN’T YOU’D THINK THEY WOULD NOTICE?

Oh. And it doesn’t have to do with political party affiliations either. Both Republicans and Democrats don’t even think twice about it. They always AGREE and just VOTE YES.

Yet the American population just seem not to care or if they do care they don’t do anything about it. It really is a remarkable mystery when you stop and realize that there are 322,762,018 of us VS only 535 of them in Congress.

So with ALL HEALTH LEGISLATION whether it was pre-Obama-Care, Obamacare, or TrumpDon’tCare Care the same thing is agreed upon.

Now you know this. Everyone knows this. And when it is brought up in any conversation it is ALWAYS dismissed with “well that’s government for you”.

Tubularsock has been sent chain-emails about it.

Tubularsock has been sent petitions to be signed against it.

Tubularsock has been sent protest gathering information to stand in opposition to it.

Even in this last election cycle at a town hall meeting when this topic came up a Congressman’s answer was to suggest that if you have a problem with this THEN RUN FOR OFFICE if you want good quality health care.

And he even got some laughs.

Well, Tubularsock wasn’t at this town hall meeting. If Tubularsock had been at this town hall meeting Tubularsock would have said:

 

LET’S TRY HISTORY!

Well now wouldn’t you know. While Tubularsock was sitting in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA (see Bunker Tour) Tubularsock heard a rap on the door and went to see who the visitor happened to be.

And as luck would have it it was the beginning of “drinking hour” at the Bunker, 8:30 am.

A very long time female friend came for a visit with a question on her mind.

And the question was a simple one, “Did WE really WIN the Revolutionary War?”

Now Tubularsock does have an opinion about this subject and he expressed it.

At the very heart of the question is a question, “Who is the WE that you speak?”

Her response was, “WE the American People, US.!”

Tubularsock took the bottle of Wild Turkey Single Barrel out and poured us each a double shot neat and set the bottle on the desk for ready access knowing that this was going to take some time.

Lucky for you, Tubularsock is going to condense this information as he cracks the nut shell open. Because the truth is way bigger than the nutty fairy tale that so many Americans basically believe as true. BUT IT’S NOT!

NOT EVEN CLOSE!

“YOU TOO CAN BECOME PRESIDENT” Horse shit, never was true …. ever!

Here we go.

The best way to proceed is by asking who really gained from the Revolutionary War? Or any war for that matter.

Well the bankers, the land owners, the land speculators (Washington and Franklin fall into this category), the owners of the manufacturing base, the owners of the transportation system mostly shipping at that time.

Who didn’t gain! Indians, slaves, women, workers, indentured servants and anyone who did not own land.

So ……. just who are “The American People?”

We have been taught that America is a “classless” society. Horse shit, never was true …. ever!

We do have class mobility, unlike many other countries, but the class system is entrenched in the culture but because of some mobility it is believed we are classless. Best example that you may recognize is that between “old-money” and “new-money” and all that goes with that elitist thought pattern. (Just for a reference point, Tubularsock has for years held up the no money class. In fact, not even a down payment!)

“YOUR VOTE COUNTS!” Horse shit, never was true …. ever!

From the beginning, unless you were a property owner you could not vote. If you did not have property you were considered not to be a stakeholder in the community and hence had no right to vote.

Women were bared from voting even when they gained property after the death of a husband. But an interesting side note, they did have the right to own slaves that they “inherited”. An odd “classless” state of affairs, indeed!

And remember the reason for the electoral college was a “check” on the possible “corruption” or “take over” by the populous.

But more importantly even with citizens having the right to vote the vote was and is meaningless.
And the reason for that is that the vote is controlled from the top down.

The elite that control the Democrats and the Republican Parties choose the choices and are limited by those established party elites.

The debates are controlled by a Democrat-Republican corporation who make the rules for expressing ideas by determining who can debate!

And so the THIRD CHOICE is not to vote which in itself is a vote against not having a choice other than the CONTROLLED CHOICE. In 2016 40% voters voted not to vote!

And on top of that the NEWS/MEDIA ACCESS is controlled so anyone outside the elite choices have NO VOICE.

So in truth …….. YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT only IF YOU ACCEPT WHAT IS PICKED FOR YOU! (no, this is not the definition of democracy) And you may want to consider how this arranged voting system differs from any other dictatorial system of voting.

You see, YOU JUST HAVE BEEN MADE TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE A CHOICE.

REALLY ……….. TAKE A LOOK AT IT!

“YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE”, Horse shit but there is a “rule” change. And that change is simple ……… you as a citizen are responsible to defend the homeland with the lives of your children EVEN IF YOU DON’T OWN LAND!

And the best insight into who “won” the American Revolutionary War against England comes from Howard Zinn:

 

“And so when you look at the American Revolution, you have to look at it in terms of class.

Do you know that there were mutinies in the American Revolutionary Army by the privates against the officers? The officers were getting fine clothes and good food and high pay and the privates had no shoes and bad clothes and they weren’t getting paid. They mutinied. Thousands of them. So many in the Pennsylvania line that George Washington got worried, so he made compromises with them. But later when there was a smaller mutiny in the New Jersey line, not with thousands but with hundreds, Washington said execute the leaders, and they were executed by fellow mutineers on the order of their officers.”

Over two thirds of the “citizens” of the American Colonies DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO WAR WITH ENGLAND. And yet, we did. Anything familiar feeling in that?

There is so much of this shit that is passed over in the teaching of American history not only in the schools but throughout the entire system. The general American History Textbook is TOTAL FANTASY and American Historians still, to this day, pump out the same “patriotic narrative” ad nauseam !
AND THAT …………….. IS THE REAL AMERICAN DREAM!
So if you want to wake up and much more importantly if you want your children to wake up, start with:

In truth, there is none better!

So, Wild Turkey gone my friend left with her answer and then Tubularsock had forgotten to tell her one last bit of American History. Benjamin Franklin had wanted to have the national bird not to be the eagle but the WILD TURKEY. Seems fitting to Tubularsock.

PRESSTITUTES PERSONIFIED!

Once again, American Journalism is not only lacking but just doesn’t exist …. if it ever did really, to tell the truth.

We can all recall the famous dictum, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war” spouted by William Randolph Hearst.

You see, Hearst’s reporter, the famed illustrator Frederic Remington wanted to come home from Cuba in 1897 because nothing was happening …. so he sent a cable to Hearst stating, “Everything quiet.  There is no trouble here.  There will be no war.  Wish to return.”

And Hearst’s response was the above pictures-war statement.

And if you look at this briefly it really provided a template for “GOING TO WAR” ever since. Seriously! Every war since, the precursor, always and still is false, sensational news that prepares the public for war! Oh, a well placed, dead mutilated kid, is a must!

Perfect, really!

You see, Hearst grasped onto the Cuban revolt against Spain in 1895 and saw it as a way to increase his New York Journal readership and pull readers from his rival the New York World.

Hearst’s tactic was to run increasingly sensational stories. TRUE OR NOT! And he went with stories of violence, sex, catastrophe, and mayhem which later became characterized by the term “yellow journalism”.

And quickly to put this historical adventurism of Hearst in context to our current Syrian Chimera, Hearst was able to actually corral the public into believing that the sinking of the USS Maine (which, by the way, blew up from unknown causes, maybe a coal fire) was blamed on Spanish treachery by the New York Journal. Within three months, the United States was at war with Spain in what became known as the Spanish-American War.

And “Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!” became the American public’s sentiment promoted by Hearst’s paper vigorously publishing stories that helped create and foster those feelings.

See the parallel? DAH!

The FACT that “yellow journalism” is the major type of journalism left today goes a long way in explaining why the general public is just so plain trusting and stupid.

True, it may not be the only reason for this stupidity but it definitely promotes it!