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AMERICA SCAMMED AGAIN!

As Tubularsock has mentioned before, Donald Trump is the symptom as well as the result of an America that has fallen off the tracks.

Any country that spends its time at war and not at peace is a sick country.

Americans have been willingly led down the primrose path by leaders that really don’t have the general interest of the “people” at heart.

EVERYTHING has been corporatized and that is epitomized by Citizens United!

The very first give away is when something is entitled with the term “Citizens” …… yes, a dead give away!

That ALWAYS means that a real citizen isn’t within a thousand mile radius of the pronouncement.

Now, of course here is a Tubularsock aside: Have you ever wondered what would happen if the poor would form a Corporation?

They could infinitely expand their lifestyle incomes with golden parachutes and fly first class all with smiling politicians bending over backwards with shit eating grins handing out new installments of corporate welfare checks WITHOUT the stigma of getting a hand out from the government!

Rather cool, RIGHT? Or LEFT …….. is there a real difference anymore? Not that Tubularsock has noticed.

Well shit! Another Tubularsock aside! (Can Tubularsock EVER stay on topic?)

Have you noticed that the RIGHT, whatever that is, is ALWAYS being goaded by the fear of “left-thinking”, whatever that is, and the LEFT, whatever that is, is ALWAYS being goaded by the fear of “right-thinking”, whatever that is?

But at the same time the power structure continues its agenda, whatever that is, to the point that if you really stop and look at it ………. something is being directed here without our consent.

For example, every time a poll is taken of the general public’s view about the U.S. going to war a resounding number of American citizens say NO TO WAR!

Yet ………. we have been at war THAT WE HAVE CAUSED for the last fifty plus years!

Oh sure, it’s called another name. You know, like a “Police Action”. That was what the Korean War was called AND IT’S NOT OVER YET!

And we always start the wars by propagandizing the citizens with, ….. “THEY attacked us” ….. as in a Vietnamese Gunboat attacked on an American ship in the Gulf of Tonkin. Then off we go blowing the hell out of Vietnam burning to death hundreds of thousands men, women, and children to SAVE AMERICA!

Only to discover that that incident in the Gulf of Tonkin NEVER HAPPENED!

So much for the “FREE PRESS”! Bull shit in, bull shit out!

And NOW those dangerous Vietnamese that threatened America then are now being sold armaments from our military-industrial-complex! God-Fucking-Bless-America!

Or Afghanistan …… why did we attack Afghanistan?

Oh yeah, Tubularsock remembers now, …….. to get bin Laden. And for what? There is still no proof that bin Laden planned 9/11. And before being attacked the Afghan Government said they’d turn bin Laden over to the U.S. if PROOF was provided that bin Laden was guilty.

But it was easier to bomb them than provide PROOF so seventeen years and still no proof, just continuous war.

And it’s good to remember:

9/11 WAS NOT AN INSIDE JOB!

IT WAS AN OUTSOURCED JOB.

THE U.S. ALWAYS OUTSOURCES IT’S TERRORIST ACTIVITIES!

Oh but the American population has forgotten Afghanistan because it’s now Syria ad nauseam. And Syria has DONE NOTHING to the U.S.! Oh well.

And don’t even get into Africa ……….. we are destabilizing Africa BIGLY but most Americans don’t even know we are there with our military.

And the Imbecile In Chief still thinks Africa is a “Bigly” country!

Which brings us back to Citizens United.

Money = votes and those with the most money = control. That is NOT democracy that is plutocracy and that is what Citizens United has created!

If a corporation is a person then ipso facto a person is a corporation! So just maybe the citizens may want to shift their status.

And hell, it’s cheaper than a sex change!

 

 

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TRUMP HALL OF MIRRORS!

 

Tubularsock is having a little bit of trouble with this Putin-Trump-Thingee.

Now what does it tell you that Donnie and Vlad met in “secret” under “rib vaults, and flying buttresses” in The Presidential Palace’s Gothic Hall in Helsinki?

Followed by a wider working lunch in The Hall of Mirrors.

Think on this, just a moment.

The Gothic part may show that Putin has been influenced more than we have been led to believe by Pussy Riot, the feminist Russian punk-rock collective based in Moscow.

Pussy Riot may seem a little Goth at times to Vlad and Donnie’s proclivity toward grabbing pussy makes it a great reminder of the “pee-pee-tape” so as not to have to remind Donnie of Vlad’s influence. Always best unsaid though loud and clear.

And then of course ………. The Hall of Mirrors.

NOW THAT TELLS US EVERYTHING!  

On the one hand there is the problem that meddling in our elections is something new and our moral high ground on this activity is ludicrous. Like we have never done this constantly to nearly every country on the globe. What was the CIA created to do anyway?

So lets get this straight, once again.

Killery DID NOT lose the election because of Russian meddling!

Killary lost the election because she IS/WAS a lying, conniving, corrupted corporate-Democrap bitch!

Plain and simple!

And the American public knew it.

Can we lay that to rest now?

And hasn’t it been convenient that Killery’s total corrupt rigging of the Democrap primary edging Bernie out has all but disappeared. EVEN BY FUCKING BERNIE!

Talking about collusion ……. fuck Bernie too!

On the other hand …….. that fucking pee-tape must be one hell of a show! There is no doubt that Vlad has got Dump by the balls! Wow, that is gross just thinking about this!

 

And then third …….. Tubularsock is in favor of working with the Russians and ending this neo-con cold war bull shit.

Remember back in 2009 Step-en-fetch-it-Obummer and Killery-of-state wanted to “reset” U.S. relations with Russia. So why all this backlash when Dump is going after it?

The U.S. might try something new this century and get along with others rather than attempting to control others. Tubularsock knows how unreasonable this seem to the rabid and stupid deplorables but they seem to love their Imbecile-In-Chief and with his love fest with Vlad we might get peace in our time.

Oh sure, if it all goes well Dump with get brand new hotels in Moscow AND Vladivostok and the rest of us will get sauerkraut for dinner.

Hell …… that is pretty good faire for peasants!

 

IRAN–RATHER WALK!

 

Wow! Here’s some shit you need to know.

Rudy Giuliani addressed a rally in Paris Saturday June 30, 2018.

Get this …….. he spoke to a group called the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). These guys are mostly controlled by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK).

Remember the MeK? Come on, you remember.

The MeK was once listed by the U.S. as a terrorist organization. But you know how that wind changes right? Now those same TERRORISTS are our friends.

Tubularsock has a “feeling” that we have been here before. Try Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, even Vietnam for starters. And WE LOST or are still loosing.

But winning is not the point …….. destabilization is the point.

Can you imagine loosing a child because they joined the military to destabilize the world? What a waste. Sure shows how your dead child was just cannon fodder for the machine.

And the regular people of those countries lost big time. Hundreds of thousands of them, DEAD! And the United States of America killed them or had them killed!

FOR WHAT? Rest assured Mr. and Mrs. America is wasn’t for your safety.

Now Rudy Giuliani is their friend!

(An aside about Rudy. Every time I listen to or see Rudy Giuliani, Tubularsock has to wash his hands. The slim that runs off that son-of-a-bitch is intense!)

And MeK is a Marxist-Islamist cult built around the personality of its leader, Maryam Rajavi.

Rudy under direction from Trump are backing a Marxist-Islamist cult? Damn!

“We are now realistically being able to see an end to the regime in Iran. . .” Rudy tells the 4000 member crowd.

And much of the crowd was bought and payed for by the organizers. A large portion of the crowd were refugees and young eastern Europeans who had been bused in to attend the rally in return for a weekend trip to Paris.(The Guardian 6/30/18)

Damn the price some people will endure to get to Paris. Tubularsock would have done that! “Yeah MeK!, NOW, can I go and see The Louvre?”

Giuliani continued with, “The mullahs must go, the ayatollah must go, and they must be replaced by a democratic government which Madam Rajavi represents!

“Freedom is right around the corner … Next year I want to have this convention in Tehran!”

And then Rudy let the cat out of the bag, the current wave of protests in Iran are being orchestrated from outside the country! Wonder if anyone bothered to ask the Iranians?

“Those protests are not happening spontaneously,” Giuliani said. “They are happening because of many of our people in Albania [which hosts an MeK compound] and many of our people here and throughout the world.”

So is Rudy saying “our people” because Rudy is a Marxist-Islamist cult member?

And that is how the U.S. worked the overthrow in the Ukraine by joining with the fascists
to bring the country down. The majority of the people wanted to side with Russia NOT the U.S.

In fact, the U.S. put up 5 BILLION dollars to overthrow Ukraine.

Now what do you think the U.S. (that is YOU, taxpayer) is putting up to attempt the overthrow Iran?

AND FOR WHAT?

JUST HOW WILL IT BENEFIT YOU?

Well, figure in the cost of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and then go out and look at your pot holed streets and broken bridges and the 21 TRILLION DOLLARS that the Pentagon has lost track of ……. hey, it’s got to be someplace!

No, don’t bother to check your own bank account to find it. For sure it’s not there!

Trust Tubularsock on that!

Now before anyone gets all upset about just how “dangerous” Iran is to the U.S. Tubularsock is willing to concede this idea.

Lets put Giuliani, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Newt Gingrich in a jeep with each with a M-16 and let them charge the boarder.

 

 

Seriously, Tubularsock will back them from his top floor corner office overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA!

VICTORY IS OURS!

 

 

LOST VALUES — SING ALONG!

Remember that old Pete Seeger folk song,

Where have all the values gone?
Long time passing

Where have all the values gone?
Long time ago

Where have all the values gone?
We have dumped them every one

When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

OR WAS THAT FLOWERS?

Whatever!

Unless you have be living in a cave in Siberia you may have noticed that the values that the United States once upheld (even if they were not perfect) have pretty much been eliminated.

You remember, things like lying, cheating, torture, conflict of interest, caring for others, killing, the rule of law, taking responsibility for your actions, democracy …….. you know stuff like that.

WE HAVE NO LEADERS IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE ANY OF THOSE VALUES. LET ALONE A LEADER TO STAND UP FOR THEM!

Oh sure, before they are elected they spout those values and after they are elected they spout those values but THEY NEVER SPROUT those values once they are in office. NEVER!

And when false values are the watchword of the day we really start to see for ourselves the downfall and breakup of our society.

Because if we, as a society, don’t have strong values to promote and uphold, then we have NOTHING.

If people don’t have honor within them the chances for them to be an honorable person is diminished.

And that is where we stand right now, with “one foot over the line” or was that “one toke”? Sweet Jesus.

Whatever!

So, let Tubularsock run you through an easy one, TORTURE.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO EVER USE TORTURE ON ANIMALS OR HUMANS EVER, PERIOD. This has to be a core value because anything less leaves you with no honor of self, period.

And yet the current President of the United States believes that it “works” and has stated that he believes in it.

And now we see that the Congress of the United States believes in torture, as well, thereby they have approved a Torturer to head the CIA, “Bloody Gina”.

And of course whenever Torture is mentioned fucking Dick Cheney is brought out of his lair to expound upon its virtues.

And Cheney, loves the virtues of torture so much that he loves to be beaten by Lynn in their dungeon to bring about sexual arousal. “Beat me, beat me Lynn!”

And just to show you that Tubularsock isn’t some liberal goody-goody, Tubularsock’s fantasy has always been meeting Dick Cheney in some dark alleyway and in one rapid movement slicing his chest cavity open with a rusty Boy Scout knife and reaching in and pulling out his beating bloody stolen heart and throwing it into a pig pen to be consumed! They’ll eat anything!

But hey, won’t happen because Tubularsock has taken an anger management seminar.

AND the fact that the statistical chances of Tubularsock encountering Dick Cheney in a dark alleyway is “ZERO” so there you go …….. math wins out!

Of course, “Bloody Gina” would not say that torture was MORALLY WRONG because she ran a torture site and should be in jail as a war criminal rather than made the head of the CIA!

But the United States has lost that value, morality.

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW!

Another value we have lost is TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS. Have you noticed that?

“Bloody Gina” was the chief of staff for Jose Rodriguez, the director of the CIA National Clandestine Service. She was responsible for drafting a cable ordering the shredding of videotapes depicting torture sessions, despite a court order staying their destruction.

That action is against the law but not only did she “follow orders” as any good German SS solider would do BUT THE ONLY ACTION taken by any governmental body for a blatant illegal action was to promote her to CIA Director.

So with that you can throw out the RULE OF LAW as another lost value.

And remember if the RULE OF LAW principle was really practiced then George, Dick, Don, Condo, Killery, Dump, Obummer would ALL be in prison today for war crimes.

However, that value has been tossed aside.

Well, for the ruling class anyway. But don’t you jaywalk! You’ll be in the clinker!

The list goes on and on but the values are lost to our nation and won’t be coming back any time soon. The cracks in the Republic are rapidly expanding and Donald Trump is no more to blame than the American population for sitting by and selling out our principles.

As for Tubularsock, you’ll find him,
“sittin’ on the dock of the Bay, wasting time”

WHATEVER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEY TO BLOW!

1million 400 thousand dollars for ONE cruse missile and we sent 105 cruse missiles into Syria to destroy three supposedly chemical sites.

$1,400,000.00 times 105 = 147million dollars divided by 3 = $49,000,000. per target area.

And because 42 people in Syria were gassed by chemical weapons, so they say?

42 divided into 147,000,000.00 = $3,500,000.00 per gassed person.

Wow, and did it bring them back to life?

 

So WHO exactly profited?

 

Now when you look at the poor in this country both parties are not even close to outstanding in assisting the poor much at all.

But it is the Republican’ts who yell loudest against the poor. Yet few in either party ever question paying $1,400,000.00 for a Tomahawk Missile and then to blow off 105 of them and all prance around like something of importance has taken place is pathetic.

And then Trump-Puppet-Of-The-Neo-cons (TPOTN) acts like he has accomplished some major victory (“Mission Accomplished”) is pathetic as well. Talkin’ ‘bout LOSERS, Dumps our man!

 

And all of this bombing with no proof that chemical weapons were even used.

 

And recall that the last time this chemical thing came down Dump rushed off and bombed a Syrian airbase and killed 80 people. Again WITHOUT ANY PROOF that chemical weapon were really used.

Months after that bombing Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that the U.S. has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.

Yet the U.S. bomb and killed 80 people.

 

But this isn’t a new policy ……. The U.S. has been doing this for years upon years.

According to international law a country that attacks another country that does not pose a threat to that country is committing a war crime. So the U.S. has committed many war crimes. But hell we don’t count them when we do it.

And we call Iran and North Korea aggressive. When was the last time has either country attacked the U.S.?

How many times have Iraq or Libya attacked the U.S.?

Which makes the attack on the U.S. on 9/11 against the U.S. permissible behavior from an American standard. So why did WE get so pushed out of shape? It’s the same thing we do whenever we like, to other countries around the world.

Right?
HEY, IT’S THE AMERICAN WAY!

But none of these countries have attacked us, WE HAVE ATTACKED THEM but we call THEM the aggressors. Now that is some gold plated American BULL SHIT if you ask Tubularsock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARJÀ VU

Do you ever get that “feeling” that you have seen this before?

Well Tubularsock calls it WARJÀ VU.

It is that “Here we go again moment”.

 George W. Bush promised a humble foreign policy with no nation building:

“If we don’t stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, then we’re going to have a serious problem coming down the road. And I’m going to prevent that.” (Candidate Bush)

He criticized the Clinton-Gore Administration for being too interventionist.

 

                                      Barack Obama spoke out against the impending war in Iraq in the fall of 2002 and in 2004 questioned the Bush administration’s management of the Iraq War, and highlighted America’s obligations to its soldiers.

 

As Ivo Daalder, a former National Security Council official under President Clinton who later headed up a team advising Obama on nonproliferation issues, put it, “There’s a feeling that this is a guy who’s going to help us transform the way America deals with the world.”

AND YET, Obama pursued similarly imperialistic policies to those of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
In fact, if you are counting Obama out did Bush in bombing and killing!

Bush: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia.

Obama: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Syria.

 

“I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V,” he thundered. “The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.” (candidate Trump)

Trump’s view  of the Iraq War BEFORE he was President:

*** March 2007 interview on CNN (“Declare victory and leave”)

*** 2008 interview with British GQ (“First, I’d get out of Iraq right now”)

*** 2011 interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan where Trump said he’d get US troops in Iraq “out real fast.”

Donald Trump promised an America First foreign policy that would shrink the US role on the world stage and spend more money at home than abroad.

 

1. Sending more American troops to Afghanistan.
no timetable for when those troops would come home.

2. Syria, where Trump has deployed sizable numbers of American combat forces and directly attacked the military of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

3. Iraq, Trump has not only dispatched hundreds of new US troops to the country but has also put them closer to the front lines and given them more freedom to bombard targets from the air.

4. In Yemen, elite US special operations forces are conducting ground assaults while the US wages an increasingly brutal air campaign against

Trump even mused about sending the US military into Venezuela, though he didn’t offer any explanation of why or what their mission would be.

This is the exact opposite of what many of Trump’s core supporters had expected. And same went for Obama and Bush!

And here is the key:

We have never left the neoconservative foreign policy paradigm that the U.S. must dominate the world. And that is where regime change comes into play.

So these continuous wars that we find ourselves in, REGARDLESS OF THE FEELINGS OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, are due to a pre-fixed program of American domination.

And no matter which Party or what the President says about being AGAINST WAR, they are not.

Yet the public falls for it time after time.

As Zbigniew Brzezinski expressed, “Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.”

So the way the ignorant citizen is directed into this false and dangerous foreign policy is by “false-flag” actions such as the Gulf of Tonkin and the 9/11.

Because an external enemy threat has been the tool to keep the citizens in line even when they are opposed to continuous wars.

 

And now ENTER JOHN BOLTON and GINA HASPEL!

John Bolton is so conservative that he, years ago, had fallen off the “right” end of the conservative spectrum into the lunatic fringe.

He believes that a first strike against North Korea and Iran would be acceptable.

He falls in with the Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz crowd that brought us the Iraq War.

BUT BOLTON STILL BELIEVES IT WAS A GOOD IDEA.

Yes, not only delusional but just plain stupid in the dangerous way.

And Trump has appointed him his National Security Advisor.

AND THEN THERE’S GINA!

Trump has appointed her the new Director of the CIA.

She not only condones torture but oversaw a black-site in Thailand for the purpose of torturing prisoners.

And on top of BEING A WAR CRIMINAL for that she also prepared the cable granting permission to destroy tapes with an industrial shredder of the interrogation sessions of terror detainees.

This was done after the CIA had been instructed NOT TO destroy the tapes.

The direction to prepare the cable granting destruction of evidence was given by Jose Rodriguez, director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.

And is the classic case of “just following orders” from Gina.

SO HERE WE COME AROUND AGAIN ……… WAR HAS TO HAPPEN!

And it will.

Which leads us to THE NEXT FALSE FLAG EVENT.

It is necessary to galvanize the American Public into supporting a war or wars they really don’t want.

Wouldn’t it be fun if Tubularsock was WRONG?

Sadly, he’s not. You’ll see.

 

DENCEPENCE “TOOK A BUTT” AT OLYMPIC’S OPENING

Well it was bound to happen our dear fumble bumble Vice President DencePence in protest at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea “took a butt” rather than a knee to protest. And HE’S a very white guy!

And really after all that sturm and drang about the NLF players with that knee thing and here is DencePence “taking a butt” to protest at a sports event.

And sure, it takes an ass to “take a butt”. No question!

 

Wouldn’t it be just great if some South Korean Olympic owner would stand up and say, “you are fired you son of a bitch”!

But that won’t happen because Koreans are a polite people and a public outburst of that nature would ONLY be acted out by a “round-eyed barbarian”. Proper decorum is still practiced in Asia.

You see at the opening of the Olympic Games both the South and North Koreans entered the proceedings together. You know, as Koreans.

But for DencePence that was NOT ACCEPTABLE because he represents a two Korean world. And HE’S a very white guy!

So in PROTEST he “took a butt” and didn’t stand as others did out of respect for the teams.

“At the opening ceremonies on Friday, Pence sat stone-faced in his seat as Moon and North Korean officials stood together with much of the stadium to applaud their joint team of athletes. White House officials stressed that Pence had applauded only for the American team, but Asia experts said the vice president’s refusal to stand could be seen as disrespectful to the hosts.” (By ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Sat, February 10, 2018)

Now DencePence has been spending his time warning everyone that North Korea was attempting to, “hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games” and to promote dialogue between the North and South.

This dialogue, is “propaganda” from DencePense’s point of view. And we sure can’t have that, now can we?

And who is this WE?

Koreans or Americans.

SAME AMERICAN BULLSHIT, DIFFERENT DAY!