Monday, December 19, 2016


...a miscellany of sorts, with no overarching theme other than stupidity.

I did get a little into the fake news stuff again. One of the things I left out was a rabbit hole I followed from a tweet by some dummy with a Breitbart icon on Twitter:  “BREAKING,” he cried, “Director Of WikiLeaks Just Found Dead, Cause ‘Undetermined…’” The linked story was datelined December 16 but the BREAKING news at Conservative Daily Post was from October: “Julian Assange’s lawyer,” they declared, “was mysteriously ‘killed’ late one evening when he stepped in front of a train ‘on accident’ at 3am in London.” They explained this with an internal link asserting that “ASSANGE NARROWLY MISSES DRONE ASSASINATION, THEY KILL HIS LAWYER INSTEAD.” (Look up “assange lawyer” on Google and you’ll find a lot of sites with names like Forbidden Knowledge' peddling the same innuendo.)

Conservative Daily Post added, “Now it is being reported that WikiLeaks director and founder of the Center for Investigative Journalism, Gavin MacFadyen, has died at age 76. As one can imagine, the cause of death has yet to be revealed, but this feels awfully suspicious…” — notwithstanding that the guy was 76 years old and, a quick visit to non-conspiracy news sites reveals, had lung cancer. Or is that just what they WANT you to believe? In any case, the Macedonian clickwheel rolls on.

As for Trump's "unpresidented" spelling, I see the Christian Science Monitor has enlisted some schooly types to tell us no no dear boy, you must understand the rabble love when he spells poorly:
"His base is not stupid. His base is just sick and tired of being told [what to think] by what they call 'the elite' and I’ll call 'the political system,'" she adds, grouping academics and mainstream-media players with members of the political establishment. "So he’s meeting their expectations and violating ours"...

"We always interpret our friends in the best possible light, and we interpret our enemies in the worst possible light," [a schooly type] tells the Monitor in a phone interview Sunday. Those who are inclined to mock Trump do so, and those who are inclined to support him see evidence that his Twitter presence is really him, with immediacy and charisma, and without experts filtering through what he's saying.
What do you want, good government or good taste? This is maybe good instruction for operatives trying to Jedi-mind-trick the voters into voting non-fascist, and perhaps Democratic nominee Honey Boo-Boo will sweep in 2020 with the slogan "I don't know nothin' 'bout nothin'." But we who have free souls, it touches us not; my only obligation to this disintegrating Republic is to remind the citizens within my signal that rich con men have been playing dumb for years and it usually doesn't work out for their marks.

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