On Tuesday, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins bitterly attacked the press’s coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP’s tax bill.
Though Collins didn’t name a media outlet in her criticism, the New York Times has been the primary purveyor of now-popular leftist memes, which Collins characterized as “unbelievably sexist,” that she was “duped” by party leadership, and that she was so hard-hearted that she wasn’t “brought to tears” by protesting Mainers who met with her last week.
The Senate passed the tax bill early Wednesday morning by a 51-48 vote.
Times columnist David Leonhardt, who devoted his December 11 syndicated column to the topic, is the most influential purveyor of the “duped” meme.
That “it did not appear that Ms. Collins was ready to change her vote, or that she had been brought to tears” by protesters whose meeting strategy involved artificially opening their own tear ducts was originally reported on Thursday by the Old Gray Lady’s Alan Rappeport, and appeared in Friday’s print edition. As seen at NewsDiffs.org, “or that she had been brought to tears” was finally deleted, but obviously only online, almost ten hours after it originally appeared.
The Times removed the “(not) brought to tears” claim from its original report only after Collins complained.
As reported by Jacqueline Thomsen at The Hill, here is what Collins had to say about the press’s tax bill-related coverage of her (bolds are mine throughout this post):
Collins: Media coverage of my tax vote ‘unbelievably sexist’
… “I believe that the coverage has been unbelievably sexist, and I cannot believe that the press would have treated another senator with 20 years of experience as they have treated me,” she told reporters.
“They’ve ignored everything that I’ve gotten and written story after story about how I’m ‘duped.’ How am I duped when all your amendments get accepted?”
… Collins agreed to back the tax plan after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised that the Senate would pass two bills to stabilize ObamaCare, among other things.
She also ripped a report that said Collins “didn’t cry” while meeting with protestors suffering from medical conditions. The line was removed after the senator objected.
“I can’t imagine a reporter writing that about a male senator meeting with the same group, and in fact I have proof because they met with Jeff Flake,” Collins said.
Leonhardt complained in his column that “in exchange for her vote, Collins received, at best, a cosmetic fix that she will have to pretend is something more.” Hardly.
On Monday, David Catron at the American Spectator explained the primary reason why Collins voted for the tax bill, which is that the Obamacare individual mandate, which is being repealed, has been especially hard on her state’s residents. He also identified other last-minute concessions the Maine senator won:
… Senator Collins plans to vote for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when it reaches the Senate floor, probably tomorrow. But Collins is no dupe. Her support for the legislation is clearly the right position for any member of Congress purporting to represent the best interests of Maine’s 1.3 million residents. That the bill repeals Obamacare’s individual mandate is not a betrayal of her constituents, as some have suggested. It will instead remove a significant tax burden that falls disproportionately on the shoulders of Maine voters. … Mainers pay a larger than average share of the individual mandate’s tax penalty.
… The citizens of Maine are lucky to escape with their shirts once the federal, state, and local governments finish with them.
This is why Senator Collins insisted on an amendment to the tax bill that would permit taxpayers to itemize deductions up to $10,000. … Collins also extracted an amendment that would reduce the threshold for medical expense deductions from 10 percent to 7.5 percent of gross adjusted income, and a commitment from the Republican leadership to forestall any cuts to Medicare that would be automatically triggered by deficits.
If, after reading the above paragraph, you’re wondering how Collins was “duped,” the answer is that she wasn’t. That tale is nothing more than a propaganda campaign conducted by the Democrats and the media to the effect that the GOP leadership will welsh on their deal. This is, of course, a classic case of projection. It is what the Democrats would do in the same situation to any Republican foolish enough to accept verbal assurances from people like Chuck Schumer.
… (Mitch) McConnell and (Paul) Ryan need Collins too badly to double-cross her. And Collins has constituents in desperate need of relief from the Beltway vampires.
Rappeport’s Thursday story on Collins’ meeting with protesters still opens by noting that they consciously planned to use “tears” as a strategy:
Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas
As a group of progressive activists and constituents prepared for a 15-minute meeting on Wednesday with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, they sat in the lobby of her office and developed a last-ditch strategy to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill barreling through Congress: tears.
“If Senator Collins actually saw you as a human, saw me as a human, then she wouldn’t pass any of this,” said Ady Barkan, a member of the Center for Popular Democracy, who recently learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and uses a wheelchair.
Especially after 20 years in the Senate, it seems likely that Collins, like so many other Americans, has tired of the ginned-up, uninformed leftist histrionics which appear whenever any even remotely center-right idea appears to gain traction. Catron at American Spectator says as much: “Democrat intimidation tactics and verbally abusive protesters will only harden her resolve.”
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It’s certainly understandable that Collins objected to Rappeport’s now-deleted sexist claim. But we shouldn’t forget that it passed editorial muster before it was published, that it was live for almost ten hours before it was removed, and that it’s obviously still in the print edition.
At the Times, there is apparently no line of personal attack which is out of bounds if the target is someone with a different opinion.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.
This does not change the fact however that just because you don’t deliberately do damage that somehow you are detached and disassociated from causing problems, this latest business on your website dealing with Mike’s passing and the mad rantings of Tony Blizzard being a prime example.
For the record, here is a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the items listed in Tony Blizzard’s blizzard of nonsense–
Mike’s position on Sandy Hook, Boston, etc, were Mike’s. Anyone who knew Mike knew that he had an indomitable intellect and could not be convinced of anything which he himself did not believe to be true. As he liked to describe himself, he was a ‘stickler for details’ and had NO patience whatsoever for sloppy theorizing and speculation.
Blizzard and others who are bothered by this and seek some ‘conspiracy’ in understanding and explaining Mike’s take on SH, Boston, etc, do nothing more than make fools of themselves in doing so, because, after all, what they are expecting us all to believe is that Mike–clearly the brightest mind this ‘movement’ ever produced who singularly decoded and uncovered the whosits and whatsits of the JFK assassination (and other events) was somehow unable to ‘see’ what people such as Blizzard & co have convinced themselves was the case.
By the way, as a friend, Mike thought very highly of Tony Blizzard but thought his views on Sandy Hook et al were insane and was more than a little bothered that someone whose intellect he had always respected could have gotten so completely detached from reality as to become a full fledged ‘hoaxer’.
Next, how Blizzard would somehow associate Mike’s favorable ideas concerning Islam with me (a Christian and not a Muslim, but who has gone to great lengths in explaining to people just how they are being lied to by Jewish interests concerning what Islam teaches) leaves me bewildered, in addition to what Blizzard asserts are the directives in the ‘Koran’ referring to Christians as ‘infidels’ who deserve to be killed.
He is delusional and if he can’t get this one right–what the Qu’ran actually says–when all it takes is a mere 5 minutes of reading then why anyone would give such an ‘investigator’ a place of honor on their website to peddle his latest ‘theories’ concerning Mike’s death would lead me to question their sanity as well.
Next, Mike did not ‘choose’ to come and live with us–he had no other choice other than to die on the streets of DC. He had an estranged relationship with his brother–the only ‘family’ he had, and the only other person (of which I am aware) who offered Mike a home was Nashid Abdul Khalliq who had rental properties in Texas and offered one to Mike rent-free for life, which Mike did refuse on the basis that he needed help getting around and didn’t know anyone in Houston where these rental properties were. And while it is possible Mike was offered to come and live with Blizzard, he made no mention of it to me that I can recall.
Next, my ‘guest house’, as Blizzard referred to it (and just why he would put that in quotation marks as if it didn’t exist I can’t even begin to imagine. I guess it must be a ‘hoax’ as well) did not ‘burn down’, a little discrepancy that reveals just how detached from the facts Blizzard (and hence his theories and conclusions) are. The roof caught fire, burned along the entire length of the house, (roughly 34 feet and a good 4 feet down the rafters to the collar ties) and did substantial structural damage that necessitated Mike going to a hotel for safety reasons. The ‘railing on the porch’ as Blizzard put it was not ‘sabotaged’ and the proof of this is that there WASN’T ANY RAILING. A section of the porch did collapse under Mike’s weight as he stepped on it, hurting the shin of his right leg considerably, but 15 minutes later when I asked MIke if he wanted to go to the hospital he said no, that the pain was subsiding, which amazed me, given as much pain as he was constantly in and how much worse it had to have been after he scraped his legs.
The reason the floor collapsed is that it was a new porch built with old wood right before Mike arrived, had 3 feet of snow sitting on it throughout the months of December, January, February, and March and afterwards was subjected to months of rain which weakened the wood and thus collapsed in one section when Mike stepped on it. I know Mike thought it was sabotaged, but the person to blame for this was me, the guy who used old wood in building it and who did not put a roof over it as I was in a rush to get the living quarters themselves in order for Mike before he arrived.
One part Blizzard did manage to get right was Mike being upbeat before he died. He had gotten himself into a new apartment in the old part of CdA that was considerably more comfortable than our (hoax) ‘guest’ house and indeed he was getting ready to start writing again. The topic he planned on ‘exposing’ dealt Willis and Elizabeth Carto and the dealings they had had with others over the years, how they had screwed various people over (just as they had Mike) and what he believed to be criminal activity on their part in hiding money from both the government and the readers/subscribers to AFP and TBR. Before Mike left DC and came out here, he wrote everything down and sent it to me (a 20+ page document) detailing what had been done to him by them and asked that I go public with it when/if he ever died.
I still have the papers but due to the fact that what they represented to me were just the bitter words of a man who had been stabbed in the back by the people to whom he had given 34 years of his life, I saw no point in opening yet another ugly chapter in all of this that would have caused even more heartache for everyone in the aftermath of his passing and thus just put the papers away, to say nothing of the manner that they would have made Mike appear when he was not in the position to defend himself.
Next I suppose that Blizzard will allege that there is something ‘fishy’ about me not releasing the papers, a charge to which–if indeed it were to come forth–my response would be that he can take a running jump straight into hell, something Mike used to say quite often.
Next–Blizzard’s assertion that there is an ‘exaggeration’ in my description of how bad-off Mike was physically. What absolute, unbridled idiocy on his part. Was Mike’s 98% blockage in his arteries a fabrication or exaggeration? How about his quintuple bypass surgery–an exaggeration as well? How about the fact that there were complications during Mike’s procedure where he almost died, or the various heart-related episodes he had here during his 6-month stay that required me personally taking him to the emergency room, on several occasions–Exaggerations? Fabrications? On this issue alone, Blizzard’s assertion that these are ‘exaggerations’ indicates that Mike’s original concerns that Blizzard had gone insane were/are well-founded.
As far as the meds Mike took ‘for pain’, I know he took Lyrica for a short while prior to coming out here but he told me it did him no good and he said he didn’t like the way it made him feel loopy and disconnected, so Blizzard’s theory concerning Mike being ‘delusional’ because of drugs is a non-starter as well.
Henry, you used to be one of the sharpest knives in the drawer and a gifted intellectual, so for the life of me, I can’t even begin to imagine why you would waste good web space on something like this other than it possibly causes your conspiracy funny bone to tingle and therefore you feel the need to ‘pass the bottle around’ to everyone else, making you in substance no different from the self-admitted lunatic Gordon Duff who proudly asserts that nearly half of the material he posts on VT is–in his own words– ‘deliberate disinformation.’
Goodbye Henry, have a good life
Why? In order to provoke an informative response from you. Thank you Mark! -H
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THE JUDAS GOATS: THE ENEMY WITHIN (2006)
BY MICHAEL COLLINS PIPER (1960-2015)
Based on a pattern of past infiltration
and subversion of the American Nationalist Movement
by the FBI, ADL, CIA, and Mossad, the “alt-right”
likely is false opposition.
Possibly because I didn’t get the title, I overlooked this important book and don’t want to wait another minute to share my discovery. I’ll be featuring it again.
Here is a sample of the Table of Contents.
People Piper identifies as Judas Goats are pictured on the left. I imagine that MiloYiannopoulis, Richard Spencer, and Mike Cernovich might be current candidates. Possibly Trump himself.
Nationalism: Prime Target of Zionism (Something has changed since 2005 because Z now backs nationalists)
The Return of COINTELPRO
Inside the “Controlled Opposition”
The Soviet “Trust” Model
J. Edgar Hoover and the Enemy Within
John Roy Carlson–Judas Goat
The Great Sedition Trial of 1944
Collaboration Between the ADL & FBI Accusing Patriots of Being “Traitors”
Walter Winchell: Zionist Front Man Capitol Hill
The ADL’s Secret Role in Firings
(l. Sean Hannity)
The ADL: U.S.-based Spy Agency
First-Hand Encounters with Roy Bullock
The Struggle Between Stalin & Zionism (Evidently he wanted to purge the Zionists)
Zionist Infiltration of the Soviet KGB
Secret Foundation of the Neo-Cons
Neo-Cons Are Trotskyites
The FBI & the Communist Party
USA, The Cold War & Trotskyite “Neo-Cons”
The Zionist Vanguard Early Zionist Corruption of Nationalists William F. Buckley Jr.–Judas Goat
The Vatican’s Own Enemy Within
Fr. Malachi Martin’s Secret Role
“Conservatives” Loot American Patriots
Manipulation of “Anti-Communists”
Advancing the Zionist Agenda
The John Birch Society: Judas Goats
The Rise and Fall of Human Events
Intelligence Agency Manipulation
Sun Myung Moon: Rockefeller’s Man
Drew Pearson & Jack Anderson: Shills
Convincing “Right Wing” Patsies to Kill
CIA Infiltration of the Anti-War Movement
Bill, Hillary and John Kerry Play Roles Zionist
“Goats” Ruined GOP in 1940
Judas Goats Ruined Democrats in 2004
The Sad Story of Jesse Helms
Gingrich: Judas Goat from the Start
Zionist Takeover of Law Enforcement
Jared Taylor’s Zionist “Nationalism”
The “Israelization” of America
The Who, What, When, Where, Why–and How–of the Subversive Forces
That Have Brought America to Where It Is Today . . .
It has been said that Napoleon’s defeat led to the rise of the international banking dynasty of the House of Rothschild. It may also rightly be said that Hitler’s defeat led not only to the consolidation of the global power of the House of Rothschild, but also to the corresponding diminution of nationalism, with the notable exception of Jewish nationalism–known as “Zionism”–which received its strongest push forward in the days following the end of World War II.
(l. Michael Moore)
In fact, since World War II there has been a fervent drive by the Zionist movement to eviscerate the nationalist movement in America and other nationalist forces around the globe. The truth is that, in America at least, since the middle half of the 20th century, those who called themselves “conservatives” have seen the conservative movement (the traditional base of American nationalism) infiltrated and destroyed from within.
The process was long in the making, but ultimately successful, as recent history and current events demonstrate. While many writers have thoroughly explored the tentacles of the Rothschild empire as it encircled the planet, creating war, economic havoc and revolution (profiting therefrom), there has never been–until now–a comprehensive review of the manner in which this dynasty (and the Zionist movement which it nurtured) worked to destroy the American nationalists who stood in the way of their ultimate goal of achieving a global imperium–the so-called “New World Order.”
(NeoCons, mostly Jews)
Today, the self-styled “neo-conservatives”–the leaders being oldline Trotskyite communists who’ve retooled their philosophy for modern-day propaganda requirements–are the vanguard of the international Zionist movement that dominates the highest levels of policy-making in the United States, the most powerful nation on the planet.
These Zionist forces maintain a stranglehold over the Republican Party, thanks to their influence within the administration of George W. Bush, who brought them into governing positions, and through their domination of GOP-oriented foundations, think tanks and other institutions that impact on public policy and Republican Party affairs.
Of course, for many years prior to the rise of the Bush-era “neoconservatives,” Zionism (and Rothschild influence) was already well entrenched within the Democratic Party, going back to the mid-19th century when Rothschild agent August Belmont actually served as Democratic Party national chairman. In any case, today, as a direct consequence of this unholy monopoly, international Zionism reigns supreme within (or rather, over) both major political parties in America, not to mention also holding sway over many other political entities of opinion, think tanks and other forces in the public arena.
In fact, this ugly scenario also included the utilization of U.S. government-paid agents provocateurs, acting in concert with professional infiltrators and subversives working for “independent” (that is, foreign) intelligence agencies operating on American soil. What effectively took place was a classic “pincer movement” scenario that left traditional American nationalism gutted and eviscerated, hardly more than a remnant of a philosophy that was first set forth by American giants such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and a host of others who followed in their footsteps.
This book is the first-ever study of its kind, providing a framework for understanding the tactics of the Judas Goats, these Enemies Within, and how and why they were able to advance the Zionist dream goal of claiming dominance of the American system and making it their military and economic tool for world conquest.
So while the traditional “conservative” movement has been subverted and made into a force for internationalism (as opposed to nationalism), there are still those stalwart nationalists–even including some self-described “progressives” and “liberals”–who continue to fight the good fight.This volume is a handbook for all true nationalists who want to know the way of The Judas Goats–The Enemy Within.
Ultimately, if there is one thing this book should make absolutely clear, it is precisely this: the old labels of “left” and “right” and “liberal” and “conservative” must be abandoned forever. These archaic labels are not only divisive and troublesome, but they are part and parcel of a Grand Design to split the American people–and the peoples of the world–and ensure that the control of our America–and the nations of this planet–remains in the hands of a grasping, greedy, self-interested global Zionist plutocracy.
Source Article from https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/11/History-of-Zionist-Subversion.html
Ft. Collins, Colorado is the darling of the global elite. Why? Because Ft. Collins is the leader for American cities in Agenda 21. Colorado in general, has become the home of the CIA and other governmental agencies. It has long been known that when DC is destroyed, all government operations will be openly run out of Colorado.
Predictive programming accounted for his in the initial Hunger Games movie in which the government was headquarterd in Colorado as depicted in the Hunger Games’ map.
There is a large stash of UN medical supplies at a factory in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Foreign troops are everywhere throughout No. Coloraod and So. Wyoming.
I interviewed Paul Martin and he is talking about an increased UN presence along with the emergence of medical supplies. UN medical trucks are routinely photographed throuhout the United States.
In the following interview, Paul Martin discusses each of these developments.
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