That Lonely Mile

Everyday, thousands of workers go to their employer with the demand that they want a raise and the equally curious demand that they expect to work less. Thousands more are beginning to plant gardens right now, with the confident expectation that not a weed will sprout in their garden patch. Hundreds of thousands of men wake up each day thinking that every woman who might cast a glance in their direction, immediately want a roll in the sack with them, and nearly every “serious” reporter or journalist or politician thinks that they can simply make up shyte so that the bent they lean toward can be accepted as “gospel”, with hearty handshakes, an admiring public, the ability to waste a few million lives, squander billions of money away on death and destruction and garner Pulitzer prize nominations.

Of course, none of this “you can’t have it both ways” is true, except for the reporters, journalists and politicians.

The U.S. nuclear submarine that helped U.S., U.K., and French forces commit an act of war against Syria last week is no longer welcome near the waters of Italy’s largest seaports, Newsweek reports.

The mayor of Naples, Italy, Luigi de Magistris, advised in a letter to Rear Admiral Arturo Faraone, head of the city’s port authority, to express his disapproval of allowing the U.S.S. John Warner to pass through the Gulf of Naples on March 20th.

“Our administration is not against anyone but it is in favor of policies of peace, disarmament and international cooperation,” de Magistris told Italian news service Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA) on Monday. “It is in favor of diplomacy so that international institutions like the U.S. are the lead players in moments of crisis.

“The fact that it is the same submarine (involved in the Syria attack) further reinforces the rightness of the order with which we said ships of nuclear propulsion or carrying nuclear weapons are not welcome in the port of Naples and, therefore, they are not allowed to travel through or stay,” he also said, appearing to affirm his disapproval for Washington’s aggressive actions. – via antimedia.com

artem-kovalev-352626-unsplashCan you be for peace and war at the same time?  Evidently so, as the current Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni eventually told lawmakers he supported the strikes against Syria, saying “Italy is not a neutral country” when it comes to the NATO alliance squaring off against Russia, according to the Associated Press.

Whew!  Thank God the world has the Russians to blame for everything, allowing for politicians to spout off about peace and war – at the same time.

And more with these pesky Russians –  just as the Department of Homeland Security is looking to build a media data monitoring base, (something the former Soviet Union would have dreamed of) you know, just in case you want to exchange some questionable guacamole recipes that first need government scrutiny, a DHS spokesman dismissed reporters, bloggers and the average person with a working brain concerns about such spying and intrusion into their privacy as fodder for “black helicopter conspiracy theorists.”

Yet…

The mainstream media is all in a breathless gasp that Russia is coming for you through your phone, computer and internet.  Whew!  Another close one. Thank God the mainstream media is on top of this calamity. No problem letting the turds in our government monitoring your any and every thought – but let those goddamn Russkies start monitoring things…screw that. Can’t the US launch a few missiles somewhere to stop this kind of shyte?

Confused?  Don’t be.  Nikki Haley isn’t confused and neither should you be.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hit back at the White House on Tuesday, denying a top adviser’s claim that she was confused when she said the administration would impose new sanctions on Russia.

“With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley told Fox News’s Dana Perino in a statement that was read on-air. – via thehill.com

Um, Ms. Haley…you were born confused – its zenith reached when you decided that somehow you should get into work in the public sector, where you could do your schtick, your “show and tell” routine, where you stand up at the United Nations, holding up pictures of children suffering from “alleged” chemical attacks of other nations, “forgetting” to hold up pictures of all the dead children who met their fate via US and the West’s continued wars on sovereign nations.

But don’t be afraid of all this insanity. The US Supreme Court has your back:

‘Shoot First and Think Later’: Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Police Accountability

In a 7-2 ruling in Kisela v. Hughes, a majority of Supreme Court justices decided that police officer Andrew Kisela of the University of Arizona Police Department could not be sued for shooting Amy Hughes, who was holding a knife at the time of the shooting but was not threatening anyone.

In 2010, three officers responded to a call that Hughes was behaving erratically, hacking at a tree using a knife. Hughes ignored Kisela’s command to drop the knife, though she was reportedly calm and did not move to attack anyone. Kisela then shot her four times.  via antimedia.com

Evidently, in the US and West as long as you’re a card-carrying member of  the “do as I say, not as I do” club, you too can eat your cake and [then still] have it too – and it’s just too damn bad if innocents have to suffer or lose their lives in the process.

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Tonight’s musical offering:

“Here Comes My Baby” – Cat Stevens

In the midnight moonlight, I’ll…

 …be walkin’ a long and lonely mile

And every time I do

I keep seein’ this picture of you

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

And that comes as no surprise to me, with another guy

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

Walkin’ with a love, with a love that’s all so fine

Never could be mine, no matter how I try

You never walk alone

And you’re forever talkin’ on the phone

I’ve tried to call you names

But every time it comes out the same

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

And that comes as no surprise to me, with another guy

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

Walkin’ with a love, with a love that’s all so fine

Never could be mine, no matter how I try

I’m still waitin’ for your heart

Cause I’m sure that some day it’s gonna start

You’ll be mine to hold each day

But till then this is all that I can say

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

And that comes as no surprise to me, with another guy

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

Walkin’ with a love, with a love that’s all so fine

Never could be mine, no matter how I try

Here comes my baby, here she comes now

And that comes as no surprise to me, with another guy

Here comes my baby

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