Category Archives: Politics

Earn

 

Barack Obama has reportedly agreed to speak at a Wall Street conference for almost half a million dollars.

The former President, who left the White House almost 100 days ago, is said to be appearing at Cantor Fitzgeralds LP’s healthcare conference as a keynote speaker in September.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/barack-obama-wall-street-journal-speech-earning-400000-us-president-nearly-half-million-a7700841.html

 

Manufacturing Consent

Of the top 100 US newspapers, 47 ran editorials on President Donald Trump’s Syria airstrikes last week: 39 in favor, seven ambiguous and only one opposed to the military attack.

In other words, 83 percent of editorials on the Syria attack supported Trump’s bombing, 15 percent took an ambivalent position and 2 percent said the attack shouldn’t have happened.

http://fair.org/home/out-of-46-major-editorials-on-trumps-syria-strikes-only-one-opposed/

Pepsi Fetishism (415)

“Once upon a time in Russia, there really was a carefree, youthful generation that smiled in joy at the summer, the sea, and the sun, and chose Pepsi.”

— Homo Zapiens

Kendall Jenner, rising light of the #Pepsi Resistance:

As someone pointed out, this commercial exists in the same universe where state legislators in North Dakota proposed a law to immunize motorists who run over protesters (since defeated  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-north-dakota-bill-idUSKBN15T2D5 ).