Call Me Kat airs Thursday nights on Fox. It's probably my favorite TV show that's in production.
So here's an e-mail exchange with my friend Connie (college friend).
I'm still behind due to work. What do I have to catch up on?
2 weeks ago, Kat got jealous when Max got a girlfriend and she kissed Max. 1 weeks ago, Oscar proposed to Kat and then pieced together that something happened between her and Max when Kat turned him down so he punched out Max. This week, Kat slept with Nick, that cheese guy she despises but is attracted to.
Next? Kat becomes a stripper and marries Victor Newman.
So, Oscar showed up to pick up his things. Kat tried to be caring, he didn't want it. She tried to be funny, he didn't want it. He just shut her down. Kat was going to go out. But Phil and Sheila couldn't go because they were going to see Dolly Parton perform live in concert. Randi and Carter had plans, Max and his new girlfriend had plans.
Kat ended up dining alone.
Enter Nick. He was picking up an order and ends up instead eating with Kaat ("Kitty Kat" as he calls her). She ended up having a good time. They ended up going back to her place. She wakes up to find him asleep and she can't wake him up. She calls Randi who comes over and notices the sleeping pills. They try to get him to the shower but he's too heavy -- wasn't that a problem last night? No, Kat tells her, she was on top.
She leaves him a note on which staircase to leave by -- the one that doesn't go through her cat cafe.
He gets the two mixed up. And Max, Sheila and Phil all learn about the one night stand.
Randi and Carter have problems because Carter needs to clean up after a thing at his bar and Max gives him the key to their (his and Randi's) apartment. Randi's displeased. But sort of puts up with it for thie one time. However, Carter doesn't give the key back to Max (who doesn't ask for it) and, as she lets Max know, she's not ready to give her boyfriend a key to her apartment. They eventually work thiss out, Carter and Randi.
Nick is all wrong for her -- though she did love that chest of his when she woke up next to it. It can't happen again. And she goes to tell him that. And they end up doing it again.
I feel sorry for Oscar. But she and Nick have real chemistry.
I still want her with Max but if Nick's her rebound, I guess that's fine.
Regardless, it was a very funny episode. And Nick's a solid addition to Call Me Kat.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Friday, April 22, 2022. A few electoral related issues.
Sabby Sabs had a really important video this week and we noted it in an entry on its own but I want to be sure it's in a snapshot. Before that, this will probably be a shorter snapshot. My blood suger's out of whack and I'm having to stop and start -- hurling and dictating do not go totether well.
But I actually want to start with a REvolutionary BLACKOUT issue. They had a good video that we've noted on its own already this week (yesterday, I believe). There was one thing that needed clarification. It was taking on Sam Seder (yea!) and this is ot to defend Seder and I was going to let it pass but then Bernie.
Sam was in a debate with a person it is not our goal to promote so we're not even going to name him. RB was reviewing that debate and they noted that Sam lost -- which doesn't suprrise me. We are not and have never been fan of Sam. "We" meaning me myself and meaning this website. We parted ways, this website, with Sam in January of 2005 when he revealed hmself to be acheap whore and one who woud promote corporate interests (Simon Rosenberg). Rosenberg was spitting on the LGBT community and going off on prominent African-American members of the Democratic Party and that was okay with Sam. So he can rot in hell, I'm not here to defend him and that's before you factor in that I know Janeane Garofalo, I like her and I consider her a friend. I don't ever forgive how he ousted her from her program.
So in the debate Sam made some point about people who weren't even Democrats. The ine wasn't qutoed. But Sam was around in 2008 and a lot of peple weren't. If he was referring to 2008, I do know what he meant and I do think it's an isseue if Bernie runs again.
In 2008, a bi-racial man who was attractive ran for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination -- actually that started in 2007 -- and he wasn't connecting with the voters. John Edwards and his crew of sexist -- female bloggers, you know who you are -- thought he'd win the nomination. Grabby hands and his cult couldn't see the writing ont he wall. The person who coul've won it then was Hillary Clinton.
Because Barack was pretty and a novelty, all type of sowoning took place. I still rank the most embarrassing moment when Martha read an e-mail from Daivd Lindorff over the phone to me about how people should support Barack because "as a Black man who did drugs" he would be more radical than anything the system could handle. Barack has been called many things by many thinking people but no one with a real and functioning brain has ever called him radical. And never will.
But there were radicals latching on to him -- the friendship with Bernardine Dohrn and her trophy husband wasn't the only thing there. The Weather Underground's Carl stopped giving himself his monthly breast exam long enough to start a fux group for Barack. Carl couldn't hide what he was for the most part. But many did. And if Democrats don't want non-Democrat impacting their primaries, they can make them a closed primary. But here's the problem, a lot of them showed up writing pieces as Democrats. As a Democrat, this is what our party stands for this is . . .
And they weren't Democrats. Be a Socialist, be a Communist , be whatever (yes, even a a Republican), but don't present yourself as a Democrat in order to sway potential overs when you are not a Democrats.
As we noted in real time, that ticked off a lot of people. In 2016, Hillar.y Clinton, again seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, tried to latch onto that angry sentiment left over from 2008 with her remarks about how Bernie wasn't a Democrat (he's a Socialist) and shouldn't be allowed to even run in the primary. She'd already picked her Republican nominee, right? (Her campaign pushed the coverage of Donald in the GOP primary because they thought he'd be the easiest to defeat in a general election.) But here's the problem, Bernie couldn't have run withut the party's okay. As a sitting senator that the Democrats had a policy -- that dated back to Bernie being in the House --which eant that they would never challenge him in an election by running an actual Democrat for the post, Bernie wouldn't have done anything to anger the Party and he ran with the Party's blessing. They didn't think he could win (and, as we now know, various people like Donna Brazile were working to harm his campaign while pretending to be impartial).
They let him run.
So that was a stupid argument. Bernie's enver pretended he wasn't a Scocialist.
But Bernie has pretended And that's why we're addressing the point now.
As a Socialist, if he runs again -- as he says he's thinking about doing -- it will be with the Democratic Party's leadership's approval.
He would get them attention that they would not otherwise receive. And his 'left' or left positions would bring people into the fold -- that he would later try to sheepherd to whatever corporatist won the nomination.
He serves the sheep hearding role, yes. But no one ever comments on the other role he serves. By letting Bernie run and letting him lose, they make the argument that these are good policies, yes, but the man supporting them couldn't win, so we need to just keep working on ait a little bit harderr.
That's how they deny the overwhelmingly popular Medicare For All issue.
He is not helping anyone.
And no one with self-respect who had seen their campaign worked against in 2016 and 2020 would even consider running again.
Bernie has no self respect and has clearly accepted his fole as a sheep hearder and as a denier of needed policies (such as Medicare For All).
He shouldn't run. If he does, no one should be taken in by him.
He folds every time, which is bad enough, but then he tries to whore out the people who believed in the policies and issues he said he believed in. We can't afford his nonsense. He's been a lousy US senator and I've said that long ago. (And had to hear in 2016 when some Bernie supporters were upset that Hillary's campaign was using issues we'd pointed out in years previously. Like when the VA scandal broke about the deaths from waiting for care broke and Bernie, then Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, admonished everyone at the start of the hearing, insisting that that issue would be dealt with but they were to focus on today's issue instead . . . holistic medicine. Wow Bernie, you are so uninspiring.)
We can't afford him. If he runs, I hope people don't mistake him for anything of value again.
Okay, her's Sabby's video. It's important and she's raising serious issue as usual.
I would love to comment on it but my blood sugar is really low and I'm dizzy so I've got to go throw up again. Nouri al-Maliki will be noted in Saturday's entry -- for his words. I think it can wait.
We're doing a Zomm at 6 with the East Coast so I have to stop here and hopefully get over throwing up and get done with it.
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This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Thursday, April 21, 2022. Julian Assange, the only person the US government has ever wanted to punish for the illegal Iraq War.
Starting with Julian Assange who is being persecuted by US President Joe Biden for the 'crime' of journalism. Julian, the publisher of WIKILEAKS, exposed War Crimes the US crried out in Iraq and Afghanistan As a result, 8he remains held by the UK as they decide whether or not they're going to turn him over to Joe Biden so that Joe can isolate and torture Julian.
We've gotten a little smarter over th98e last few years. Partisan trash used to think they could get away with Ju8lian was guilty of some disloyalty to his government charge. No. Julian is not8 an American citizen. He's an Australian citizen. And the government of Australia has made clear that they are too weak and too pathetic to protect their own citizens -- see also their refusal to assist Robert Pether who remains rotting in an Iraqi jail.
Julian published the truth and did so with the help of many -- including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHIGNTON POST, THE GUARDIAN and many others around the world. These same outlets ow fail to come to his defense8. Talk about RELIABLE SOURCES, huh? But don't expect human trash Brian Stelter to talk about Julia8n because he knows he's on iffy ground. He's got to be a good whore and dance for his corporte masters now more than ever as new internal polling at CNN found that viewers find him grotesque. That's only a surprise if Brian's never looked in a mirror. His ratings are poor and just his face is enough to run off viewers. He'll keep lying and distorting and distracting while thanking his personal savior that someone is stupid eough to put him in front of the cameras.
Brian will die as he has lived -- having done nothing of note, having done nothing at all.8 He chose to waste his life. Julian chose to stand up for important issues and expose crimes.
Joe Biden is a 8failure and his war on The First Amendment only adds to that. His polling is appalling and that's with the usual whoring going on, the usual excuses, the usual refusal of the press to hold a sitting president accountable. Can you imagine how much worse his reputation will be ten or twenty years after he's out of office?
Who's going to salvage his reputation hen? That creepy sister who has always given vibes or perversity? That corrupt son that 8should be in a court of alaw answering for all he's done?
Joe ha8s no defenders. None who can't alter public opinion.
So he'll go down as the man who declared war on the First Amendment while inflation soared, while homelessness increased, while he made statements telling the American people to prepare for food shortages.
Depressing Joe seems intent upon restoring The Great Depression.
He could really use a win of some kind for his legacy. He's not going to find it by persecuting Julian Assange.
Jake Johnson (SCHEER POST) notes:
A British judge on Wednesday granted formal approval to the U.S. government’s request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces espionage charges for publishing classified material that exposed war crimes by American forces.
“The home secretary must act now to protect journalism.”
The judge’s new and widely expected procedural order, the culmination of a drawn-out legal battle, places the final decision on Assange’s extradition in the hands of U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel, leaving the WikiLeaks publisher with dwindling options to fight his removal to the U.S.—where he could be hit with a 175-year prison sentence.
Patel is expected to make a final decision by May 18, after which Assange can attempt to appeal via judicial review, Reuters reported Wednesday. As Patel weighs the extradition order, Assange will remain jailed in a high-security London prison, where he has languished for years under conditions that experts have condemned as torture.
Human rights organizations wasted no time urging Patel to reject the extradition order. Allowing it to proceed, they warned, would endanger press freedoms around the world, given that the charges against Assange seek to punish a common journalistic practice.1
At this point, the only thing that an save Julian is public outcry and it needs to be aimed at the right targets. In the UK, that's the home secretary. In the US, that's Joe Biden. Those are the two who can stop this travesty. They choose not to.
Reporters Without Borders has a petition: You can sign at the link, here's the opening paragraph:
On 20 April, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court signed an order confirming the alarming next step in the more than decade-long case against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. Following more than two years of extradition proceedings in UK courts, Assange’s fate has once again become a political decision for the Home Secretary – the very office that made the political decision to green-light the US extradition request in 2019.
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