Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blizzard of Lies Part Deax

some guy from Kenya


A federal judge pointedly asked Department of Justice lawyers Thursday if the court should still trust the Obama administration in light of false information it provided to the court."Can I trust what the president says? That's a yes or no question," U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen asked Deputy Asst. U.S. Atty. Gen. Kathleen R. Hartnett.
 Hartnett lied.

Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar.

Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.

1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that as the Governor's wife she profited corruptly, her account being run by a lawyer for state poultry interests through a disreputable broker.

She lied for good reason: To admit otherwise would be to confess taking, and paying taxes on, what some think amounted to a $100,000 bribe. (continue reading William Safire, ESSAY: Blizzard of Lies; January 8, 1996

In 1996 William Safire became the first (but nary the last) mainstream journalist (New York Times) to publicy label a sitting First Lady, "Liar."  Congenital liar.  I believe what we have here, with Judge Andrew Hanen, is the first instance ever where a sitting Federal Judge, diring a court action, suggests that the President of the United States is a  "LIAR!" Nobel worthy, that.

Jack Taylor and The Affair


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In Search of ...

We've had a helluva time finding a dinner time successor to LUTHER.  Tried an A&E series called "LONGMIRE."  About halfway through episode one I asked Mosup, "do you want to keep watching this?"  She replied, "Oh thank God, I thought you liked it." 

Next we tried (on Casca's advice) Showtime's RAY DONAVON. Flunked all of MoSup's tests about "fuck" talk, gratuitous sex, drugs, blah-blah blah.  BTW, both of the aforementioned are Hollywood, and it's not just because I'm 34th in line for the British throne, but Brit movies have a certain depth, nuance, and most important, fine acting that I find lacking by comparison.  But enough of the negative!  I happened upon the absolute best series ever;  JACK TAYLOR. 

Jack Taylor (Iain Glen) is an ex-policeman, ex-private detective, binge drinker and a critic of the church and the government. He is well-read, blessed with a razor sharp mind and a charming demeanour and has admirers as well as bitter enemies. Behind his short tempered nature, he hides the tender heart of a true humanitarian. Jack Taylor's life is the tragedy of a good man.

The downside: There are only six 90-minute episodes.   First rate.  Having finished that series in quick order (sigh), we were back to square one. But not really. In order to watch RAY DONAVON on ROKU, I had to subscribe to the Showtime Anytime app.  While perusing ST I saw listed a series called "The Affair."  Normally that would not have been enough to keep me, but there was something that really caught my eye.

That's right, it's Ruth Wilson LUTHER's (OMFG!) Alice . We watched episode one last night and found it so intriguing, and well done, that we'll go again tonight.  Woot-Woo! I hope it has staying power. 

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