“John Brennan on Thursday recalled being asked a standard question for a top security clearance at his early CIA lie detector test: Have you ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the US?”
It turns out some of the greatest patriots in the United States of America are still to be found in the northeast.
They may be few and far between, but they are powerful.
Donald Trump of Queens, New York.
Rudy Giuliani of New York City.
And now Michael van der Veen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
You’ve heard of a “mic drop”.
And this is literally that (if not a “mic throw” [with a lavalier microphone, no less]).
But that’s not the important part.
It was a punctuation of disgust.
But what is important here is that “reality has erupted within the spectacle” (to paraphrase Guy Debord).
This is as close as many people are ever going to get to seeing Peter Finch in Network shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!!”.
And this is as close to a real-world example of that famous filmic moment that any of us have probably ever seen.
Lana Zak has the condescending fake kindness of Jen Psaki and all the charm of a 1980s android prototype.
Kamala Harris is fake as fuck.
Lana Zak is fake as fuckity fuck fuck fuck.
She has to sound disappointed.
And no doubt, she IS disappointed.
That Trump was acquitted.
She has to speak in somber tones.
Because there is only one side to every story.
And she has a role to play in holding up that one side.
From the University of Iowa to Harvard–from ABC to CBS, Lana Zak has proven that she can be trusted (to let absolutely no news leak through the fortified establishment filter).
After many years, she has been rewarded with an anchorship.
She has to sound excited and inspired that seven Republicans in the Senate voted to convict Trump.
This is very hopeful to her.
Her voice rises…as if imagining a future where all dissent will be squashed and her point of view (which just happens to align perfectly with the establishment point of view) is the only view allowed at all…ever…at all times…in all places.
But in the meantime, she is indulging in gross agenda setting:
So it should come as little surprise that Michael van der Veen is mad as hell.
The people who stole the election in his city and state (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania) have spray-painted “traitor” on his front driveway in red along with arrows pointing at his house.
All for upholding the due process rights of Donald Trump.
But the very first link in this article, indeed the whole reason for this article, is that no one has so succinctly voiced the disgust that (let’s say) 78 million Trump voters (McInerney numbers) have felt and are still feeling.
We hear about the coup in Myanmar, but how many of you know that Biden and the National Guard are planning on being in D.C. continuously until March 2022?
That news was released today.
I’m not going to do all your work for you.
Don’t believe me?
Have no vested interest?
Not my problem.
The global media is non-critically reporting (amplifying) that protestors in Myanmar have the moral high ground.
The same media that told us Trump’s claims of election fraud were “baseless” (thanks, CIA) is taking that same show on the road.
All claims of election fraud in Myanmar (the official reason for the coup) are also “baseless”, we are told.
When the media is slightly less sloppy, they use the word “unfounded”.
“I’m not surprised to hear a politician say anything at all.”
Michael van der Veen: citizen.
Listen to the world “all”.
Peg and awl.
E pluribus unum.
“What happened at the Capitol on January 6th was absolutely horrific, but what happened at the Capitol during this trial was, uh, not too far away from that.”
“The prosecutors in this case doctored evidence.”
“The American people should not be putting up with this. They need to look at who, uh, who these House managers were, uh, and look to see whether these are the folks they want representing them.”
Here’s where Lana Zak goes into full-on #SuppressionNews mode.
She HAS to SHUT DOWN Michael van der Veen.
She talks to her viewers like they are children.
And indeed, anyone relying upon Lana Zak and CBS News for anything resembling the truth are mental midgets.
“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
“TO BE CLEAR FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
[don’t listen to what this man is saying]
“I want to be CLEAR…FOR OUR VIEWERS…”
“The media has to start telling the right story in this country. The media is trying to divide this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings and, as such, you are asking questions now that are…already set up with a fact pattern [#AgendaSettingTheory ]. I can’t believe you would ask me a question indicating that it’s alright just to doctor a little bit of evidence.”
“And the media should be looking at that at a square, straight way. A straight way! When I watch the news, I watch one station and it’s raining. I watch another station at the same time and it’s sunny. Your coverage is SO SLANTED…it’s gotta stop! You guys gotta stop…and start reporting more like PBS does…rather than…uh uh uh uh uh…TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all. What I’m telling you is that they doctored evidence…and I believe your question says, ‘well, it’s only a Twitter check and, uh, changing a date of a year here.’ They switch the date of a Twitter A YEAR to try to connect it to this case. That’s not a small thing, ma’am. The other thing they did is they put a check mark on something to to try and make it look like it was a validated account when it wasn’t. And when they were caught, they didn’t say anything about it. They didn’t even try to come up with an excuse about it. And that’s not the way our prosecutors OR our government officials should be conducting themselves.”
At this point I lost power and was freezing my ass off for the past few hours.
I wrote a really great ending to this piece, but it’s gone.
I’m gonna go ahead and publish this before the power goes off again.
Two days later (after 33-straight hours without electricity or heat) I am adding tags to this.
Does Mr. Schmidt fear something in the United States?
Perhaps the former CEO of Google knows something we do not?
Might it concern impending public corruption trials?
And, just maybe, a reelection of Donald Trump?
Lapland Odyssey premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.
That was the same year that Toronto-based company Dominion Voting Systems acquired not only Premier Election Solutions (an American company [Ohio]) from ES&S (Election Systems & Software [Omaha, Nebraska]), but also Sequoia Voting Systems [California] from Smartmatic [U.K.].
PES had only been acquired by ES&S the previous year (2009). Before that, PES was owned by Diebold.
Premier Election Systems was formerly known as Diebold Election Systems.
Before Diebold bought it, it was known as General Election Systems.
Before General Election Systems bought it, it was known as I-Mark Systems.
You get the picture.
Dominion Voting Systems is now owned by American private equity firm Staple Street Capital (which has extremely strong ties to the Carlyle Group [George H.W. Bush’s former benefactor]).