Wednesday 19th of June 2024

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it's a draw.....

HAVING DONE ABOUT 15,000 CARICATURES AND MORE THAN 25,000 CARTOONS FOR THIS SITE ALONE, GUS IS WELL VERSED IN SPEED DRAWING, DOING A FACE IN ABOUT TEN SECONDS AND COLOURING IT WITHIN A MINUTE... THE LAST THING GUS — POLITICAL CARTOONING SINCE 1951 — WOULD DO IS BEING A SKETCH ARTIST IN A COURT ROOM, ESPECIALLY ONE WHERE THE PROSECUTION WITNESSES ARE CROOKS AND LIARS, WITH A BIASED JUDGE IN FAVOUR OF A CONVICTION WHEN NO CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED....

 

FROM THE BBC:

It is only through their deft hands and keen eyes that the world gets a peek into the courtroom where Donald Trump's hush-money trial is being held.

distracting the distractions..........

Peter Dutton’s nuclear fantasy is right up there with Tony Abbott’s knights and dames. Utterly bizarre but Coalition MPs were out in force this week debunking the scientists and energy experts again to keep the fossil fuel lobby happy....

Distraction Distractions

https://michaelwest.com.au/distraction-distractions-the-west-report/

 

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW....

 

killing the truth.....

First, the force that is ending freedom will be identified and described; and, then, the counter-force that they fear and hate the most (and are trying to destroy) will be identified and described.

THE FORCE THAT IS ENDING FREEDOM

The force that is ending freedom is empire.

 

a desperate illegitimate little despot......

Betting on Armageddon: What is Zelensky’s plan now that his term is over?
Legitimate or not, the Ukrainian leader is a national catastrophe hell-bent on going global

On 20 May, something important changed for Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky. On that day, the five-year presidential term for which he had been elected in 2019 came to an end. He remains in office, however, without having to face fresh elections. Zelensky’s critics, including within Ukraine, argue that he is now illegitimate in a strict, constitutional sense – in effect, a usurper. His followers and defenders, including in the West, insist that Zelensky legally remains president under martial law. 

 

the abysmal state of western non-diplomacy ....

Ex-UK Diplomat REVEALS The Abysmal State Of Western (Non-)Diplomacy | Ian Proud

[Part 2 of 2] Mr. Ian Proud was a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1999 until 2023. During that time he worked in Thailand and Afghanistan as well as many years directly from 10 Downing Street. His most eventful posting however was the position as Economic Counsellor at the UK Embassy in Moscow from 2014 until 2019, about which he recently published a book called “A Mistfit in Moscow: How British Diplomacy in Russia Failed”

 

convicted of treason and other offenses.......

National Endowment For Democracy Continues to Weaponize Human Rights

The latest example is its pressing for release of John McCain pallbearer from Siberian jail while it ignores a socialist arrested by the Ukrainian intelligence services and another socialist who was murdered

 

By

 Jeremy Kuzmarov

 

sunak hopes an early election will minimise his party's losses.....

UK Snap Election Promises 'Rude' Campaign Amid Political Discontent

Political analysts weigh in on the Conservatives' chances in the upcoming UK election, citing economic concerns and voter disillusionment.

It would be “truly astonishing” if the Conservatives win on July 4, Mark Garnett, a politics professor at Lancaster University, told Sputnik. Sunak hopes an early election will minimise his party's losses, “banking on good economic news” like falling inflation, the academic noted.

“Calling the election for July suggests he has given up hope that other things could improve between now and the end of 2024,” Garnett said.

yuckraine is a lost cause.... time to make a retreat and a deal....

Ukraine is losing, and direct intervention by the West risks a nuclear conflict – so what now?

As it seeks to minimize its own risks, the US-led bloc is about to hit a dead end...

In our last article, we analyzed Kiev’s military prospects in light of its new mobilization law. Here we consider the West's options in the proxy war it's using the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to fight. 

 

BY Sergey Poletaev

 

new york needs a big orange piper?.....

Trump to hold first NY rally since 2016, weeks after massive Jersey Shore gathering

Former President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in the South Bronx next week, and his first major gathering of supporters in his native state since his first White House bid comes on the heels of a record-breaking event at the Jersey Shore.

The May 23 rally will take place at 6 p.m. in Crotona Park, and the Trump campaign has a permit for up to 3,500 people to attend, his campaign announced Friday.

Trump, 77, is expected to speak on the Empire State’s economy, crime rate and migrant crisis. It’s his first rally in his birth state since Buffalo in 2016.

“President Trump will ease the financial pressures placed on households and re-establish law and order in New York!”

memes....

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is aiming to hire a person to promote his image by harnessing the power of memes, according to a job listing. Both the Biden campaign and that of his archrival, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, have relied on memes to boost their electoral chances ahead of the November vote.  

The job ad was first posted on LinkedIn earlier this month and duplicated on the Biden campaign’s website, but only came into the media spotlight this week. The job, officially titled ‘Partner Manager, Content and Meme Pages’, is a full-time position with a salary range of $65,000 to $85,000 a year, and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.  

the story got exposed by fossicking at the trump trial....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxCpoEv4h4k

Senator Cruz Calls Out CNN Hypocrisy Over Democrats Claiming Fraudulent Elections

 

David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer, testified at Donald Trump's trial Tuesday that the tabloid completely manufactured a negative story in 2016 about the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, who was then Trump's rival for the GOP presidential nomination. 

new curriculum: submission, compliance, fascism and fear ....

Thousands of students face severe consequences for protesting Gaza violence. Alan Macleod investigates the powerful financial and ideological ties to Israel driving the harsh responses from America’s top universities.

 

By Alan MacLeod / MintPress News

 

make a deal please......

Engagée dans la Résistance à Londres pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Jeannine Manuel (1920-2003) participe à la libération de Paris en août 1944.

Elle rentre de Londres convaincue que la source des conflits entre les nations et les cultures est la peur, issue de l'ignorance, et fait sienne la déclaration constitutive de l'Unesco : "Les guerres prenant naissance dans l'esprit des hommes, c'est dans l'esprit des hommes que doivent être élevées les défenses de la paix".

après moi, le deluge....

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times outlet has just published another cookie cutter Russkie scare story. The Russians, “Putin”, if you prefer, have Ireland saturated from top to bottom with crack secret service agents, who are all working towards the Kremlin’s objective of world domination, or some such thing. James Bond, hold their beer.

 

BY Declan HAYES

 

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