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Government shut down, Jacinda Ardern

 
One year into Buffoon's presidency, the government is shut down. I thought he was good at making deals; he's like a smart person at making deals. A very stable genius at making deals! There are people who want to see if a business negotiator would be better than politics as usual. Considering no major reforms have past congress apart from the tax cuts and the government has shut down after a year, I think you have your answer! There are people who claim Buffoon is succeeding, but what does that mean? He's succeeding at making the rich richer. Some people point to economic growth, but there was economic growth under Bush too, then after about seven years it collapsed. The same thing will happen here, do you know why? In trickle down economies when deregulation is also a factor people get greedy and take more and more risk, sooner or later it blows up in everyone's faces and they have to get a bail out. Also due to the tax cuts companies are buying back their own stock, that's called market fixing. I thought corporations were going to use tax cuts for job growth. Turns out, no! While many are boosting about bonuses, the same companies are cutting jobs. The rich are just pocketing the tax cuts. What a surprise.

Over in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby after three months in she was pregnant before the election but found out last month. I have a different point of view than many liberals. Firstly I have no interest in people's personal lives, particularly when it comes to the royal family; I don't want to see their baby photos, wedding pictures, don't care, boring. I immediately thought of a media frenzy, and it has already happened. So that's what we have for the next few years. Secondly about Clarke being a stay at home dad, great, but wages are so low the majority can't afford to do that. So maybe Jacinda should consider that point. Also if it was any other job the employer would not be thrilled. Jacinda is lucky, especially if in a 90 day right to sack environment. However people should realize that politicians and employees are allowed to have lives. Labour should form employment law accordingly. Employers telling people what to do in their private lives is a massive problem.
 
Posted at 20/01/2018 22:13:53 EST 0 comments
 

Orange Buffoon, Oprah

 
Orange Buffoon called Hatti a shit hole, everyone is outraged. I think I am just going to let them be outraged for me rather than writing yet another Orange Buffoon is an insensitive prick story.

It's a never ending cycle
Buffoon is an insensitive prick.
Says something horrible
Everyone is outraged

This is fucking boring now

It's like an untrained dog who shits on the carpet, yeah that's what he does, get used to it.

The difference is a dog can be trained.

And while the media oxygen is sucked on the two billionith racist thing Buffoon said the muli billion utterly pointless wall is being considered for funding, no DACA deal, Democrates and Republicans agreed to continue spying on their citizens. For international reasons the shit hole story has some importance but there's more significant shit going on.

Oprah gave a speech and now people want her to run for president. People love Oprah, she pretty much universally liked. Let me go against popular opinion as usual. First she created TV quack doctors like Doctor Oz and Doctor Phil; one devotes over a half of his show to false information, the other allegedly gives addicts drugs and alcohol before shows. Strike one, you're out! That's enough for me to view her as incredibly sketchy. Sorry Oprah cult. She also has someone on her show telling people to stick a substance in their vagina claiming they will age slower. She also devoted a show to the Iraq war having war mongers on. You may argue she was just going towards the trend and perhaps was uneducated, but again the medical stuff is sketchy and she's not worth considering further. Additionally she has a reputation of being a-political. OK, so why do people want her as president? I keep saying that policy doesn't matter, this is just another example of it. Mike from The Humanist Report also points out the her entire thing is branding, just like the current president. She has a TV channel and Magazine named after her. She's also a billionaire, though devotes her show to hearing stories. An analyst on that is she promotes self improvement rather than fairness when it comes to economics. To me this is what religions do; never mind that your circumstances are shitty, just prey (or watch my TV show) and you will be inspired or some shit. She does give to charities, let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume they're not complete scams like the Buffoon charities. In conclusion she promotes sketchy things and has no policy at all. A big NO for me. I probably wouldn't trust her even if she came out as being super progressive, maybe if she came out with who would be her administration. Other than that she should be dismissed.
 
Posted at 14/01/2018 20:58:12 EST 0 comments
 

Lorde, book

 
Following the last entry someone with obviously too much money took out a newspaper advertisement claiming Lorde and New Zealand are anti-semitic. Firstly criticizing Israel is not anti-semitism no more than criticizing Orange Buffoon is bigoted against the United States. About a hundred countries have criticized Israel on issues mainly their illegal occupation. All of them aren't anti-semitic, OK? Second if you want actual anti-semitism perhaps you should look at the White House. People with nazi ties are in the current administration let alone former chief strategist Steve Bannon. The dear leader called people on both sides very fine people in response to a nazi rally and previously retweeted nazi propaganda. Look at your own fucking country before making bullshit claims.

Michael Wolf has a new book out. If you haven't heard of Michael Wolf before, that's okay, nobody has. Basically he wrote a book about how everybody in the white house thinks the Dear Leader is stupid and crazy. He was able to get quotes from the majority of the aides and they all said the same way thing. I don't know how much I will cover this as the fact Orange Buffoon is stupid is a running theme of this blog; but again everyone in the White House thinks so. We know that Rex Tillison called him a moron and there has been countless stories on how he cannot pay attention to anything. They have to give him information in 140 characters and mention he's great. He's a complete idiot, I have maintained this all along. If you think he's a secret genius and it's all an act, you're possibly as dumb as him. This book also reveals that his wife was crying on the election night, but not tears of joy. One of his sons looked like he had seen a ghost when he realized his dad could actually win. I go back and forth with whether it was a serious campaign or not, I think that I am back in the not camp. I was also amused by the fact Rupert Murdoch called him a fucking idiot. Buffoon's response, he's like a smart person and a very stable genius. He also says that his greatest asset is his mental stability. Well, I am convinced. Who the fuck says these things? Well apparently Orange Buffoon. If if was me, I think that I would resign. I'd probably resign in embarrassment six months ago, but I'm not completely crazy and wouldn't do 90% of the shit he does! Seriously, he should take his money and fuck off. Perhaps the best thing the Buffoon family could do is get Orange into care and play the role of the caring family. They probably don't have the collective intelligence to do this, so their brand is fucked. Do I feel bad? No I don't.
 
Posted at 07/01/2018 22:26:16 EST 0 comments
 

Taylor Swift, Lorde

 
I don't like Taylor Swift! I do like her music but as a person and corporate identity she's a shitty person. Here is an example: A random website labelled her as being pro white supremacy because she hasn't spoken out against it; a ridiculous argument on its face. Her legal team went on and issued take down notices. Firstly she also complains about royalties on spotify but if she really wanted to acquire more money perhaps she should stop paying lawyers to do stupid things like this. Secondly obviously she has not learned of the Streisand effect. Nobody knew of such blog posts until she got her lawyers on to it. If it was me I would have just sent a tweet: We're all equal, down with white supremacy! The fact that she couldn't do that... Well maybe she's pro white supremacy. Maybe under that long blond hair there is a Swastika tattoo! I am asking to be sued, I need the publicity.

Lorde refuses to go to Israel because its government is oppressing the Palestinians. I am split on the issue. I absolutely believe in sanctions, but sanctions work only if the items are valuable. Sorry Lorde but you're not that valuable. I also note that she is punishing fans in Israel that do not agree with the government. She could quite as easily do the same with the US over meddling in world affairs, fueling wars etc. I expect that would hurt her bottom line more. What she should do instead is go to Israel and promote peace, and if she felt that strongly write a song about the situation and launch it there. I have a history of going to Australia and making fun of its political figures, so if I was in her situation that is something I'd consider doing.
 
Posted at 01/01/2018 20:52:17 EST 2 comments
 

Justice Democrats and Cenk Uygur

 
Cenk Uygur and Kyle Kulinski have resigned from the board of Justice Democrats; a movement designed to get corporate money out of the Democrat Party. This is a massive fuck up by almost everyone involved. Blogs surfaced of Cenk written in 2000 calling girls whores and trannies and saying they're genetically flawed because they didn't want to have sex with him. This was in 2000; since this time he changed from being conservative to a liberal and now runs a show people probably accused of being too feminist friendly, well by people I mean assholes but that's beside the point. His show does hire one in particular "fringe feminist" that says stupid shit such as a wink is like sexual assault and two men shouldn't say disgusting things about women over email, ok but you're living in a fantasy world if you think that you can police such thoughts. My point is Cenk has evolved and is a feminist and his TheYoungTurks network also echos this. I am a feminist too, but some people are utterly ridiculous, like with any group; there's utterly ridiculous disability advocates too. We're going off topic!

Cenk's blogs and tweets were reckless and stupid, but some people evolve. He would tweet nothing like that now.

Now we get to the Justice Democrats. First they created this entire drama. If I was in their position, it's an open question whether I would have done the same. Honestly considering it was 18 years ago and he doesn't think like that now. I would have solely weighed the public backlash. If I don't think it was significant, there would be no way I am asking for resignations.

Kyle resigned and that was fucking stupid. He better hope the movement doesn't get hijacked. I would have stayed on and ensured the movement stayed on track. Then again would the media dig up some crazy thing he said in the past too? He is standing by Cenk by doing this, but strategically this was a terrible move.

Two main lessons here

1. I was right not to go into politics or get too famous. I constantly say crazy shit and this is deliberate. I would rather continue making technology and productions/music than fuck around with the media. Other people are welcome to the fame; the media can piss off. I'd rather get rich with software. People point to the president to say people like honesty but he lost by 3 million votes. Also he's psychologically incapable of honestly, but let's forget he exists for the remainder of this post.

2. Keep control of your own movements otherwise they'll screw you. I have always held on to ownership of what I create, this does have its downsides but keeping control is good.

I do question the motivation; was were the blog posts just an excuse to get rid of him? I hope not. Also who's behind the revealing of information? Was it a right wing troll who tries to get people fired? Or did it come from the Establishment Left.

Finally I don't endorsed the blogs or tweets but let me be clear if it was just Cenk complaining that he doesn't get laid I'd give him a pass and would be much harsher on the Justice Democrats. He was probably just bullshitting with the genetically flawed stuff but if not he definitely doesn't think this way now, the language was also extreme. Saying it's an ocean of tits and he wants to swim, sorry but if you're offended you can fuck off, I don't see this as anything more than guy talk. The language at the beginning is more the issue. He was young and stupid. It's a shame he was punished for something nearly two decades old. Watching him for five years I know he's a different person. If I was him I would just find more strategic ways of doing things.
 
Posted at 26/12/2017 15:04:39 EST 0 comments
 

Viral video about bullying

 
Some kid made an anti bullying video that went viral, then it turns out that his mum is a white supremacist. I will use this story to explain how stupid humanity is. First point: There are millions of bullying victims across the globe but people gave $51,000 to this kid. People can do what they want with their money, but I find this weird and stupid. There are probably numerous victims at their local school, but they gave money to this random person on the internet. Senseless! Humans are visual people, if they can't see it, they don't care. It's the same with stand up comedy, people don't care that I spent my entire working life programming; they only like the posts when I mention that I am doing stand up. Even though the whole reason that I am about to do stand up comedy is that I built software to pause lines. People only recognize me as a stand up comedian. You could adapt use climate change as an example; for years people have been denying it and still do, but less people are denying it due to major disasters. This is humanity's problem; it is obsessed with visual things and celebrities. Another example with comedy is people recognize characters like Sheldon Cooper as the actor, but the character wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the writers and producers. People need a face otherwise they are not interested. This is humanity's weakness. Extending this to politics, people are more comfortable voting for candidates that they feel like they have a beer with for example George W Bush or John Key in New Zealand. In New Zealand they changed the Labour leader three months out from an election; it was an instant 7 percentage point boost. as a policy wonk and screen writer this is a bit depressing, but facts are facts. Humanity largely is stupid and only care about what's directly in front of them.

As for people giving to a random white supremacist family; that's on them for sending money to a person based on one video. AngryAussie pointed out that this has similarities to Kony 2012. Everyone was happily raising money until it turns out the guy went bonkers. You don't always know who is behind the cause. If people care so much about bullying may I suggest again stopping it in their own neighborhood.
 
Posted at 16/12/2017 20:39:04 EST 0 comments
 

Orange Buffoon, Al Frankin

 
Not much of interest going on.

Orange Buffoon used a racial slur in front of native Americans. He is racist. Knew that. Boring.

Micheal Flynn plead guilty to charges involving Russia. This is also boring but could lead to other developments. It is assumed that he will give up other information in exchange for a deal.

Buffoon is now denying the Access Hollywood tape is real, which considering he apologize for it is another lie. Duh. My question is why is the media giving so much coverage to this. This is just another crazy thing Buffoon said probably meant to distract from Roy Moore's allegations from females that were minors at the time. I doubt that he beliefs his own bullshit this time. Then again according to reports he is still going on about Obama's birth certificate. So who knows how crazy he is? However it is probably more likely that he is outright lying about the tape. I really don't know why Buffoon commented on Roy Moore, all it did was further remind people he Buffoon has more than a dozen allegations against him. While Roy Moore was banned from a Mall for coming on to teenagers, Orange Buffoon liked going into the dressing room of Miss Teen USA. It is neck and neck between Roy Moore and Doug Jones in the Senate race. I guess a problem is that the Republicans don't trust the media and don't believe the women, I guess that the latter is a problem with intelligence but also sexism. To be clear I wouldn't care if all parties were at least at the age of consent. This is not what we're talking about. People are losing jobs because of their behaviour, time will tell if this includes Roy Moore.

Al Frankin resigned over sexual harassment allegations. Cenk Uygur from TheYoungTurks is a bit skeptical of the more anonymous allegations and Frankin didn't accept responsibility of his resignation speech. My take; he took responsibility for one act a few weeks ago. If he didn't do the others, that's on him to fight. He didn't, so he is the weakest link, good bye! Either he is a serial harasser or is incapable of defending against smears, either way I wouldn't want him in office.
 
Posted at 09/12/2017 18:58:08 EST 0 comments
 

Net Neutrality

 
Net neutrality is about to be killed, there seems nothing anybody can do as the person making the decision formally worked as a lawyer for an ISP. It's important to note this only affects the US but other countries may follow suit. In New Zealand we have about ten ISPs so we shouldn't be that concerned. However companies can always cooperate together and do certain things, but there's no sign that will happen. Back to the US, there are only two main internet providers and they mostly stay out of each other's areas so it's pretty much a monopoly. Side note, there is no fibre in some parts of the US, sounds backwards. Anyway the change would mean that the providers can slow down specific sites. The potential uses of this would be slowing down your competition, slowing down certain sites until they pay you, perhaps they don't like sites that are critical of them or the beliefs of their executives like this site and they slow them down. I have owned sites basically half my life. You have to pay for hosting, you could also additionally pay the ISPs that deliver content to the customers if the change happens. The ISPs already get revenue from their customers. This is how the internet is supposed to operate. Anybody can get to whatever site/service that is operational at the time. This change would give ultimate control to the ISPs. If you don't like the government telling you what you can access, would a corporation doing it be any better? If you say yes, you're probably an idiot. Taking the control to the extreme; if an ISP doesn't like TheYoungTurks they could they tell YouTube and Facebook to shut them down or they'll penalize them. Same thing with Alex Jones if he accused the executives of hosting a donkey fucking ring. (the appropriate action would be suing him) I personally don't think they'll censor but rather make the giants pay them, but I don't know. Other companies could theoretically pay them to penalize their competition.

I can see only one solution; people have to build an ISP as an social enterprise. Nobody is suggesting this but not considering this is a mistake; you could probably crowd fund the startup costs and start in the most profitable areas, then expand. The same thing could be done with health insurance. If I had the money maybe I would do it myself. It's beyond bonkers that people aren't doing this already.
 
Posted at 25/11/2017 19:46:55 EST 0 comments
 

CPTPP

 
I thought that TPP was dead, apparently not! There's a new version called CPTPP which is basically TPP without the United States. As I understand it it's a bit watered down for New Zealand; corporations can't sue us to change our laws, can restrict who owns property. So things are a bit better. However I simply don't see the evidence trade deals are worthwhile. Trade deals are basically outsourcing deals and ultimately cost jobs. I am skeptical that signing it would be beneficial. In New Zealand there was no way to ensure we didn't get the TPP out of the recent election. Sure, you could have voted Greens or New Zealand First who won't vote for it, but we're getting the TPP anyway, so what fucking good does that to? Look, progressives need to go to where the power is, not isolated in some hippy party which can be ignored when it suits.

Meanwhile, it's not completely dead in the United States; from my understanding they're quietly signing agreements with individual countries without calling it the TPP, CPTPP, or whatever pee abbreviation it's going under.
 
Posted at 18/11/2017 20:07:06 EST 0 comments
 

Indictments, Mueller, Donna Brazile revelations

 
Three people from the Buffoon campaign have been indicted including Paul Manaford and his business partner. Paul was Buffoon's campaign manager until he had to quit because of ties to Russia. No surprises he was indicted. George Papadopoulos has also plead guilty to crimes including Buffoon and Russia; he was working closely with them including trying to get Buffoon to go to Russia during the campaign, that didn't happen. Buffoon insiders knew of his connections, apparently this includes Jeff Sessions who previously denied about knowing anybody involved with Russia on the Buffoon campaign, a clear lie. The investigation is still ongoing and these developments shouldn't be dismissed because they will likely lead to bigger prosecutions later.

Cenk Uygur had the right idea; the republicans are only going after Hillary Clinton's deal with Russia because Robert Mueller was high ranking at the FBI at the time of the FBI's approval of the deal. So progressive shows that are harping on about the story which was dead for a year are doing nothing but help republicans.

Progressives are shitting themselves about Donna Brazile's revelation of the fact that the DNC were rigging the primaries. Yawn, didn't everybody already knew this? Some aspects of it were still interesting. Obama starved the DNC of cash and the current chair at the time (who was also Hillary's former campaign chair prior) didn't go after fund raising like previous chairs. You can make up your own mind whether the lack of fund raising was intentional by the chair. By happy coincidence Hillary had to inject money into the DNC and the organization started working for her. This was before the so called neutral primary was over. Again the fact that it was a rigged primary isn't new information but the fact that the DNC was basically brought by Hillary is.
 
Posted at 04/11/2017 22:07:06 EDT 0 comments
 
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