Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan - 18

"It's not lipstick on a pig"
This Dredd Blog series contemplates an administration that would attempt to, through a MEGA BULLSHIT tsunami, change the United States into something worse (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).

The coup de grâce of the shape shifting and bullshitting was the saying uttered by the shape shifting bullshitter in chief that the Mueller Report totally exonerated him.

The Muller Report specifically denies that lie:

Because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment , we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President 's conduct. The evidence we obtained about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment. At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
(Muller Report, page 8, emphasis added). The old "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." sayings in George Orwell's book "1984" comes to mind because Mueller said no exoneration but Donald Dump said total exoneration.

Since a very small minority of citizens have read the Mueller Report, the general public has only one way of knowing the truth (The Pillars of Knowledge: Faith and Trust?).

"Who ya gonna call?"

Now, it will be possible to listen to and watch the the entire Mueller Report, thanks to some members of The House of Representatives:
"From noon Thursday, more than 20 Democratic representatives will read out the entire redacted Mueller report at the Capitol. And organizer Representative Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania thinks that number is likely to grow.

According to The Washington Post, which reported the news Tuesday, the lengthy reading will be live-streamed and later shared as an audiobook. The session will take place in the House Rules Committee Room, and Scanlon estimated it could take between 12 and 14 hours."
(Newsweek, How to Watch House Members Read Full Redacted Mueller Report Starting Noon on Thursday).

Download it and read it, listen to it, or watch it ("It's a free country").

The the next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Rebellion (Lies)
by Arcade Fire

Sleeping is giving in,
No matter what the time is.
Sleeping is giving in,
so lift those heavy eyelids.
People say that you'll die faster than without water.
But we know it's just a lie,
Scare your son and scare your daughter.
People say that your dreams are the only things that save ya.
Come on baby in our dreams,
We can live our misbehavior.
Every time you close your eyes lies, lies!
People try and hide the night underneath the covers.
People try and hide the light underneath the covers.
Come on hide your lovers
Underneath the covers.
Come on hide your lovers
Underneath the covers.
Hidin' from your brothers underneath the covers,
Come on hide your lovers underneath the covers.
People say that you'll die faster than without water,
But we know it's just a lie, scare your son, scare your daughter
Now here's the sun, it's alright!
Now here's the moon, it's alright!
Now here's the sun, it's alright!
Now here's the moon, it's alright!
But every time you close your eyes, lies!


  1. Slightly OT but not by much:

    "global subsidies for fossil fuel energy implied by the underpricing of supply and environmental costs at a staggering $5.2 trillion in 2017, or 6.5 percent of world GDP"

  2. Insurance Actuaries see climate change as having grown to the top spot in the list of most costly disasters (12th Annual Survey of Emerging Risk).

    Some may want to review a Dredd Blog post on the issue a while back (The Evolution and Extinction of Affordable Insurance).

  3. Preznit "the donald" sez regularly that climate change is a hoax, fake news, etc. (it's another one of his pigs with lipstick).

    Munich RE, the largest re-insurer on the planet was, as Dredd Blog reported a while back, getting the real picture (You Are Here - 5).

  4. "Judge orders Flynn-related redactions removed from Mueller report" (link)