Monday, May 16, 2022

Isaiah's comic and a talking post

Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Elderly Celebrity Is As Confused As Joe" went up Saturday.


I loved the comic and I loved Kat's "Kat's Korner: Freewheelin' Jewel." 

Isaiah's doing a great deal of comics of late.  Why?

He no longer does a weekly archive at his site.  He's been wondering what happens when he catches up -- meaning when he's archived all the comics at his site?  That's why he started covering some books and why he started skipping weeks because around 2018, the fear stopped being unfounded.  The Trump presidency wasn't a big source of humor.  There wasn't a lot to laugh at.  He also didn't want to the juvenile garbage that Seth Meyers did or join in on a dogpile.  He is of the opinion that if every one else is doing something, he needs to find something else to do.

So this May, he has done eight comics in the last two weeks and he has two to go up tonight for a total of ten.  He plans to drop back to one a week (while he still does comics for the community newsletter) but he is trying to up that number so he can build up a bit to where he's not at risk of running out of comics to repost.  

I wonder how many cartoons he's done for THE COMMIC ILLS?  A very conservative estimate would be 510.  I'm sure it's much closer to 1,000 at least.  

I think he's done a great job and there are some that live on in my mind.  I look forward to each of the comics and I have a few that are framed -- the originals.  C.I. does as well.  She has a Jay Carney comic and a Barack spying comic posted in the music room.  She's framed them and a few others that re elsewhere in the house.  

I remember when that smarmy Australian Luke insulted Isaiah.  We all stopped linking to that jerk.

THE COMMON ILLS was 'controversial.'  And the Democratic centrists were trying to bury the website.  We were not Barack groupies.  I had long ago -- before Barack ran for president -- told the truth about Barack.  We had friends in Chicago -- radicals including Bernardine -- and they were high on Barack for the US Senate.  They wanted us to come to a fundraiser.  C.I. agreed so she could spend some time with me.  We're best friends but don't always get to see each other -- and certainly never enough.  So she flew in and we went to the fundraiser.  Barack, we were told, was against the Iraq War.  We were told he was bi-racial.

That last one was a big deal to C.I. because, during the Clinton presidency, she had regularly agitated for bi and multi-racial categories in the census.  She noted that there were many who did not feel represented by the categories offered.

Things had moved forward slowly on that front and news outlets like THE NEW YORK TIMES were allowing those identifiers to be used.  Barack is bi-racial, to be clear.  When we met him, that is how he was still identifying -- though Bobby Rush had already warned C.I. that Barack was a fake ass.  (C.I. and I have known Bobby Rush for decades, long before he was in Congress.)  So we were preapring to max out with out checks at the fundraiser.  We spoke with friends and waited for our face time with Barack.

We got it.  I was gushing because I was so excited that we were going to support a senator who, once he was in Congress, would vote to end the war.

Except . . . He told us that, yes, he was against the war but it had started so now it was too late and blah blah blah.  I am sure I looked crest fallen and stunned.  C.I. didn't.  She confronted him right there, verifying that he was saying he wouldn't try to end the war if elected and then she let him have it.

Barack was a snake and a fake ass and C.I. knows that better than anyone.  She and Ava actually have a taped conversation with grandma -- the one Barack called a racist.  For years, while Barack and Michelle tried to shine in DC, C.I. would go to parties in DC and play bits and pieces from that interview.  The reality versus the myth of Barack.  There's a reason he kept his grandmother hidden and it was not due to racism.  He was a fake, like Meryl Streep's character that SHE DEVIL movie.  

Barack's life story was a series of lies.  I've heard the full recording, by the way.  It's a real shame the US media was more concerned with creating a saint then reporting honestly.  Ava and C.I. got that tape before Barack was planning to run for president -- or before he was admitting it.  Barack had ticked C.I. off with his fakery and then he tried to humiliate Jerri Ryan and that was the last straw.  So C.I. wnet to granny and paid for an interview.  Barack knows about the recording.  C.I. never attempted to hide it.  He has sent out feelers about whether or not she plans to release it?  Her reply is not to reply back 

So when Barack was running for president, there was no way we were going to support his fake ass.

As a result, BUZZFLASH and others worked to harm THE COMMON ILLS.  Actively worked.  Luke, though in Australia, was all about Barack.  So he swiped one of  Isaiah's cartoons for a repost and added an insult about THE COMMON ILLS.

Such a weak ass piece of filth.  Luke never called out Australia  while pretending to be against the Iraq War.  The US and the UK had a tag along and that was the Australian government.  Daily, Luke obsessed over Bully Boy Bush and over Tony Blair.  But he never called out his own prime minister.

The term for that is "coward."  It's really easy to call out some foreign government.  It's much harder to hold your own accountable.  

Anyway, wave after wave has been launched against THE COMMON ILLS over the years.  It's only made C.I. and her site more popular.  Which, think about it, she always knew would be the case.  She wrote long ago about how the attacks on Stevie Nicks in the 70s and 80s by music critics only strengthened the bond between Stevie and her audience.  The same is true with regards to C.I.  People attacking now include YOUTUBE 'podcasters' who are furious that C.I. called them out for making a convicted pedophile their guest on air and never telling their audience about it or how the guest they were listening to was a registered sex offender.

They thought they'd harm her.


Their actions and attacks only made C.I. more popular.  That will always be the case.  Did they really think that people were going to rise up against C.I. for calling out programs bringing on convicted pedophile as a guest?  That the sentiment would be, "Oh, yeah, how dare that woman!"?


But there have been attacks repeatedly over the years and C.I.'s survived each one.  She's grown more popular because of the attacks.  They try to smear her sometimes but they really can't because she's always been clear about where she stands and if you're a war monger, she doesn't care what political party you belong to, she's going to call you out.

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):

Monday, May 16, 2022.  Stalemates all over Iraq.

October 10th, elections were held in Iraq.  The turnout was low n-- the lowest since the US  invasion.  the US government feared a low turnout which is  why they cash-bribed Moqtada al-Sadr .  Taking his cash pay out, Moqtada suddenly declared he was all for elections and hat everyone should vote in them and blah blah blah.  

All this time later, there's still no government.   A political stalemate is what Iraq remains in all this time later -- seven months and counting.

The western press -- especially the US press -- spent the first months after the election insisting that Moqtada was a kingmaker.  Moqtada leads a cult.  It's dwindled in the last three years.  A clear reason would be his leadership has failed to deliver.  When the us first invaded in 2003, Sadr City was a slum of Baghdad and, all these years laer, it remains a slum.  Between that and attacks on Shi;ite youths, Moqtada has harmed his own image and reputation.

The western press, which barely pays attention to Iraq, was caught unaware and caught trying to push the US State Dept's aims -- without revealing that's what they were.  They have been wrong.  They were wrong before the election, they remain wrong all these months later.

Ahead of the election, we ntoed that former prime mnister and forever thug Nouri al-Maliki remained a player in the political process.  We noted it, the US media ignored it.

Nouri has managed to hold Moqtada in check for months.  But, again, you'd never know that to read the US press.

They can't get it right because they can't get honest.

Will they get honest now?  Sinan Mahmoud and Robert Tollastand (THE NATIONAL) reports:

Iraq's Federal Supreme Court says Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi's caretaker government has no authority to create legislation to present to parliament, or strike agreements that could influence Iraq's future.

Sunday's ruling throws into doubt government efforts to meet urgent needs during a transitional period, including the passing of a law that Mr Al Kadhimi says is vital to stem a rise in food poverty.

Iraq held elections on October 10, the fifth parliamentary vote for a full-term government since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, in response to one of the core demands of a nationwide, pro-reform protest movement that erupted in 2019.

But since then, political rivals have been at loggerheads over the formation of the new government, delaying ratifying the federal budget.

Now the US press doesn't have to get honest.  They can just ignore this news like they've ignored anything factual that's repudiated their non-stop propaganda.  

But if you're watching, you should be aware of this.

This echoes decisions the same Court handed down from 2010 through 2012.  

And it's not surprising.  A government should have been formed by  now per the Iraqi Constitution.  

Seven months later and the western press has pretended this is normal.  And that it's not a problem.  Which is why they'll probably ignore the Court's verdict.  The Court's verdict proves them to be a liar.   And, again, this ruling is not unexpected.

In the fall of 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden insisted that they would oppose any SOFA that Bully Boy Bush might push for in the final days of his administration.  The majority of Democrats in Congress at the time were on record stating that they would also opposed any such contract.

The first week of November saw Barack elected president.  It also saw that promise to oppose any SOFA Bully Boy Bush  negotiated disappear from their campaign website.

End the war in ten months!!!!

That was Barack's campaign promise.  By accepting the SOFA, they were no longer bound to their promise, they had an out.  So their objections to it instantly vanished.

They had been right to object.  And there were no fiery editorials denouncing them when they were in the objecting stage.

That's because it is not fair for an outgling administration, in its final days, to saddle an incoming administration with policity promises and goals.  

And yet the 'caretaker' prime minister continues to try to force through deals and agreements.  

He should have been gone in November.  

The paralysis in the government is no excuse to allow him to continue to make policyy and implement long range planning.

There's another stalemate regarding Iraq and, as we've noted, this goes to Joe Biden's lame duck status as a president.  You usually are in your second term when you're viewed as a lame duck but Joe's senility makes his lame duck status a lot more obvious in his first term.  

KURDISTAN 24 reports:

The Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday received the outgoing US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller and discussed bilateral ties between Erbil and Washington. 

Barzani extended his appreciation to Tueller for his efforts in developing relations between the United States and the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement from the prime minister's office. He wished the US diplomat success in his future endeavors. 

They discussed the current state of affairs in Iraq and the Middle East as well as bilateral relations between Erbil and Washington, particularly in trade and investment, the statement added. 

Alina Romanowski is expected to replace Tueller. 

Alina Romanowski.  Confirmed March 24th.  March 24th.  It's May 16th.  How is she traveling to Baghdad?  By burro?  At what point does a functioning US press wake up and stop the propaganda.  If it's May and you were confirmed in March, your ass should be in Iraq by now.

Joe noinated the woman in December.  And the Senate practiced feet dragging.  They waited until March 2rd to hold a hearing on Joe's December 8th nomination.  And now that she was confirmed two months ago, she still can't get her ass to Iraq.

The UK ambassador has been working with the UN on attempting to break the poltiical stalemate.  The US has no real voice in this because everyone has known for months now that Tueller was leaving.

Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Elderly Celebrity Is As Confused As Joe" and Kat's "Kat's Korner: Freewheelin' Jewel" went up overr this weekend.  The following sites updated: