Deepfake: ultra-sophisticated Photochopping for the masses…

 

My futile efforts at Photochopping on these pages are renowned for their ineptitude, and if I had a modicum of modesty, and/or shame, I would hang my head in shame and never allow my “work” to see the light of day, much less publish it on this here blog.

 

But I continue, alas. Not a concern in the world.

 

I am fond of political Photochopping, but I am one lowly blogger with no spectacular skillsets whatsoever.

 

I am not AI powered, nor can I approach the realm of AI sophistication, or its superhuman artistic adeptness.

 

But faster than you can blink an digitally augmented eye, AI’s dazzling infinitely vast plethora of “Photochopping” skills will be everyone’s for the taking.  Let AI do it for you…it learns much faster and thoroughly than your little dwarf brain, moron.

 

 

 

Courtesy deepfake technology, Gal Godot can make an artificial appearance in your bed.

 

 

 

 

 

Yet another assault on President Trump: The “douchebag dossier,” brought to you by what’s-his-name, Cody Shearer.

 

I’m taking a “backwards approach” here in regards to this new “wave” of character assaults on Donald Trump.  They never seem to end.  Relentless, bitter and obsessive, are terms that best describe the global Left’s behavior when it comes to its treatment of our POTUS.

 

Rather spellbinding, actually.

 

As in…another dossier.  Reckon that…

 

They are now tired and uninspired, the Left.  It’s the same BS over, and over, and over.  In fact, a couple of paragraphs near the end of this Guardian story say it all.  So in that vein, I will summarize with a TL;DR at the beginning of my post.

 

 

 

The Guardian was told Steele warned the FBI he could not vouch for the veracity of the Shearer memo, but that he was providing a copy because it corresponded with what he had separately heard from his own independent sources.

 

 

The Shearer memo cites an unnamed source within Russia’s FSB, the state security service. The Guardian cannot verify any of the claims.

 

 

 

OK, is there any reason to read the story now?  Another attention-whoring dossier, and another round of ambiguous and orphaned accusations which are the handiwork of another LARPing DNC-fed doofus.  Yawn.

 

 

The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same allegations made in a dossier by Christopher Steele, the British former spy.

 

 

The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.

 

 

In fact, shall we name this the Douchebag Dossier?  After all, if the shoe fits…

 

 

 

“Journalist”

 

 

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My Modest SOTU Proposal to President Trump: #ReadTheMemo.

 

Now that #relasethememo is somewhat a forgone conclusion…

 

 

 

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to make public a GOP-crafted memo alleging what some Republicans say are “shocking” surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

 

At the same time, the committee voted against making public a Democrat-drafted countermemo.

 

While the panel voted to release that memo to the entire House, Republicans expressed concern that publicly releasing the minority memo would damage sensitive intelligence sources and methods, according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the committee’s ranking member.

 

Both votes — to release the GOP memo and withhold the Democratic one — were along party lines.

 

The move ends weeks of speculation over whether the memo, which was drafted by staff for Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), would be made public. But it intensifies the dispute over what Democrats say is an all-out assault by Republicans to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 

 

The document will not be immediately released — but could be at any time this week. Under the arcane House rule Republicans used to override the classification of the four-page memo, the document goes to President Trump, who has up to five days to review and reject or approve its publication.

 

 

The precise contents of the memo remain unknown. However, it’s believed to contain allegations that the FBI did not adequately explain to a clandestine court that some of the information it used in a surveillance warrant application for Trump adviser Carter Page came from opposition research partially funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, now known as the “Steele dossier.”

 

The document spotlights Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s role in approving the warrant application, according to The New York Times. Rosenstein appointed Mueller and has become a recent target on the right — as well as reportedly garnering the frustration of the president.

 

 

And of interest,

 

 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said shortly after the vote that an investigation into FBI and the DOJ is now underway.

 

 

My modest proposal to President Trump becomes, with the SOTU looming tonight, #ReadTheMemo.

 

Read it, Mr. Trump.  You can do that.  Simply read it as part of your annual speech tonight.  You have 5 days, but certainly less.

 

Is it appropriate, or called for?  Who knows,  or cares.  But I can state with certainty that the state of our union would be done a great service if you #ReadTheMemo.  It’s the season of conflict and chaos, would we expect any less?

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Post” – coercing the Constitution in order to proselytize leftism to the masses

 

There is a scene in 20th Century Fox’s Best Picture nominee, The Post, in which a young (Level 1) woman (Level 2), of nebulous color, perhaps Hispanic or Idian (Level 3), is berated by a stodgy older male lawyer for being late despite the fact it obviously was not her fault (Level 4).

 

I sat back in the over-sized theater recliner as I chewed popcorn and smugly relished the scene despite its egregious Virtue Preach.  I  thought now that is what I was expecting from this flick.

 

I do not enter a movie theater lightly when the featured spectacle is steered by elite Hollywoodites in the form of its highest profile ardent Liberals, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, and expect to not witness a flood of social justice editorializing to ensue. In fact I would be downright shocked if the movie stuck to the story without the need to inject at least one left-wing trope over the next two hours of run time.  Oddly, The Post had moved along quite well up to this point as it adhered to the story, focusing on the “big picture” despite its lefty participants, managing to avoid liberal fetishes; that is, until the scene when The Post’s owner, Kathryn Graham, entered the Supreme Court, with her legal and editorial staff in tow. This is when the pretense of lofty Constitutional idealism surrendered to a mundane, rah-rah-strong-women narrative, and the movie, previously contending with the oppressive and deadly forces of elitist governmental malfeasance and its clash with the purity of our Constitutional vision, gave way to the rote interpersonal politics of equality and blather.

 

The Post is about lofty ideals, timeless ones. Its recounting and dramatization of the events surrounding the Pentagon Papers saga as it led up to, and fueled, the Vietnam War, is a message that presages Donald Trump (though Streep, et al, have conveniently used this movie as a vehicle to spout their lefty BS) and there exists a rudimentary level of the movie which is neither Left or Right, but declares the America, a democracy we know and cherish. Unfortunately, much of the Left has seen fit to use these grandiose, archetypal American values as condemnatory tools against Donald Trump in a cynical and intellectually lazy manner. The Post is a fantastic movie when viewed from the vast perspective allotting for the American experiment as set in motion by the Founding Fathers.  Unfortunately The Post degenerates into pithy polemics of the moment, for the creative crew behind the movie could not desist from injecting their anti-Trump propagandizing into a story that is about the American experiment, not about their flighty agenda and pussy hats.

 

On another level, the left has usurped the First Amendment holy grail and used to it justify a press which is free only insofar as it spouts left wing talking points.  The Left doesn’t care about journalistic objectivity, or about the check on governmental abuse of power provided by a free vibrant press. In fact, Donald Trump’s nuanced relationship with the press finds much of its roots in the fact that today’s press, ostensibly enjoying its innate Constitutional freedoms, has sold its soul to to the corporate devil, and furthermore, abuses said liberty in order to perpetuate the trendy, popular politics of the moment at the expense of gritty subjectivity that benefits all citizens. The mainstream press is  populated by pussyfied rags collectively spouting the unofficial talking points of the Liberalentsia.  They do no report; they cheer. And they have created an industry of chiding and hounding the Left’s villain-of-the-moment, all behind the veneer of investigatory reporting and freedom of the press. And a major Hollywood Oscar undertaking like The Post pushes the Industry airheads deeper into a hypocritical cocoon from whence they spawn their liberal anomie.

 

For the record, I am a big fan of Meryl Streep.  She chooses scripts that most affect me emotionally and intellectually.  She is a tremendous actress.

 

As far as Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are concerned…bah.  They suck ass. Can’t stand either of them. Pure self-gratuitous garbage is all we get from their collective creative bunghole. Inject a megadose of obligatory left-wing politics and you have a toxic brew of shit from those 2 guys.

 

Meryl, however: what a cinematic jewel.  If she’d only learn to stay home, wear a robe and curlers, and focus on soap operas and celebrity gossip.  We’d be so much better off.  (All due respect to The Bridges of Madison County, greatest movie ever).

 

 

 

 

The alleged Nazi wizardry behind Blaze Bernstein’s murder continues to come to light.

 

And it seems Forward continues to be at the forefront of this reporting wave.  When the initial reports of Bernstein’s death surfaced, I suspected the case might have “curious” tendrils, and my expectations have certainly not been dashed.

 

When Samuel Lincoln Woodward was arrested on suspicion of the murder, the events as related by him to police seemed dubious at best. Slowly, insidious connections of Woodward with far right, neo-Nazi elements were insinuated, and the most obvious narrative was that this was a “hate” crime based on religion, sexual orientation, or both.

 

And Forward brings us the latest.

 

 

 

Samuel Woodward, the high school classmate accused of murdering Blaze Bernstein, was an avowed member of the American neo-Nazi group “Atomwaffen Division,” according to a new report by ProPublica.

 

The group, whose name is German for “Atomic Weapons Division,” is “an armed Fascist group with the ultimate aim of overthrowing the U.S. government through the use of terrorism and guerrilla warfare.” Woodward attended a three-day training session with the group in Texas, shedding light on his apparent reenactment of a grisly neo-Nazi killing scene in the 1998 movie, “American History X.”

 

Police believe that it was Woodward who stabbed Bernstein more than 20 times on January 3 before burying him in a shallow grave in Borrego Park. He referred to [Bernstein, by an anti-gay slur and told police Bernstein had kissed him.

 

The group, who have “filmed themselves burning the U.S. Constitution and setting fire to the American flag” have also been linked to other murders, most notably the shooting of Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker who were shot by their daughter’s boyfriend.

 

 

 

Given today’s polarized political and racial climate, this case, and ensuing trial, threatens to embody much of the conflict that is beginning to penetrate the soft tissues of our delicate, weakened American culture.

 

This is why I find the circumstances of this case very engaging .

 

 

Samuel Lincoln Woodward, alleged member of Atomwaffen Division

 

 

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