5 Things You're Missing While The Internet Obsesses Over 'Covfefe' And Kathy Griffin

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,

Between last week’s bombing in Manchester, the patriotic three-day weekend in the United States, comedian Kathy Griffin’s mock beheading of President Trump on Tuesday, and the president’s recent ‘covfefe’ tweet, the media and public have been busy.

But as the mainstream media and left-wing faction of the country obsess over what covfefe means, and right-wing snowflakes clutch their pearls at Griffin’s politically incorrect, if not ill-advised and distasteful stunt, stories that actually affect the American people are falling through the cracks.

This is not to say the corporate media apparatus has not covered any of the stories we’re about to detail. It is to say that they’ve misplaced their outrage and focus on superficial, topical stories that do little to speak truth to power and expose the machinations of openly corrupt ruling institutions.

Here are five ongoing stories that should have received the same feeding frenzy as covfefe and Kathy Griffin — but didn’t and probably won’t:

1. Human Rights Watch issues urgent warning over a new “Back the Blue” law in Congress — Last week, the human rights organization penned a letter to Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein condemning the pro-law enforcement legislation, which is currently making its way through both the House and Senate. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says H.R. 2437 and S.B. 1134 “[a]mend civil rights laws to severely limit private citizens’ ability to hold police accountable for their violations of the law.”

 

It also removes incentives for officers to refrain from abusive behavior against citizens. Additionally, it imposes mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of causing “bodily injury” to officers, “defined to include injuries as minimal as a cut, an abrasion, a bruise or even just the temporary feeling of physical pain.” The letter claims “The ‘Back the Blue Act,’ which purports to protect law enforcement officers from violence, does not propose any meaningful measures to advance this important goal of keeping officers safe. Instead, it would weaken police accountability and do serious damage to existing tools for the protection of civil rights.

 

The bill is currently in a judiciary committee, and HRW concluded its letter by urging lawmakers to reject it. Considering the continued police violence that plagues the United States — officers have already claimed nearly 400 lives so far this year, with few facing appropriate ramifications for their violence — the legislation appears to be a step in the wrong direction. Read Human Rights Watch’s full statement here.

 

2. Suicide bombing kills 90, injured 400 in Afghanistan — A terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, believed to be one of the worst in the country’s history, is being drowned out by the media’s incessant focus on covfefe and a fake bloody head. Though Westerners fumed at the attack in Manchester last week, which killed 22, the attack in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation is failing to attract the same indignation and outrage. The Taliban (a terror group empowered by U.S. policy) is denying responsibility for the attack, making it possible the Islamic State (another terror group empowered by U.S. policy) may take credit in the next few days, the Independent reports. Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry says the death toll is expected to rise, which is nothing new for the country, which has been subject to the United States’ invasion and violence for sixteen years. In February, a U.S. airstrike killed 18 civilians in Afghanistan, and the American military has killed hundreds, if not thousands of innocents in Iraq and Syria in the last several months.

 

3. U.S. considers trillion-dollar military budget — Though the U.S. strategy of perpetual war has failed to quell terrorism or create stability in the Middle East, Antiwar.com reported this week that the Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal seeks to allocate over a trillion dollars toward military spending. As Antiwar.com notes, it is “particularly shocking just how money is disappearing not just into the general war-fighting budget, but into related costs of having such a massive military for so long.” Over $183 billion would go toward Veterans Affairs amid the ongoing crisis veterans face in the United States. Still, if the United States government stopped waging so many wars and creating so many veterans, that figure would not be necessary.

 

According to the Straus Military Reform Project, the discretionary base military budget would increase over $20 billion with the new proposal. They note that “The ‘base’ budget purportedly contains all routine, peacetime expenses; however, DOD and Congress have loaded tens of billions of such ‘base’ spending into the Overseas Contingency Operations fund for declared wartime expenses.” Further, Antiwar.com points out that while spending on the U.S. nuclear program would be increased by over $1 billion according to the budget, the cost of updating the entire arsenal will likely increase many times over as the policy is implemented.

 

4. The warfare state has come home to roost, according to documents detailing counterterrorism strategies used at Standing Rock — Over the holiday weekend, the Intercept reported that according to leaked documents, law enforcement worked with private defense contractor TigerSwan to impose counterterrorism tactics on protesters at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to the Intercept, they were hired by Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the project: “Internal TigerSwan communications describe the movement as ‘an ideologically driven insurgency with a strong religious component’ and compare the anti-pipeline water protectors to jihadist fighters. One report, dated February 27, 2017, states that since the movement ‘generally followed the jihadist insurgency model while active, we can expect the individuals who fought for and supported it to follow a post-insurgency model after its collapse.’ Drawing comparisons with post-Soviet Afghanistan, the report warns, ‘While we can expect to see the continued spread of the anti-DAPL diaspora…aggressive intelligence preparation of the battlefield and active coordination between intelligence and security elements are now a proven method of defeating pipeline insurgencies.’”

 

The vast majority of demonstrators at Standing Rock were peaceful, making it all the more concerning that a military-industrial profiteering company was deployed to silence free speech as militarized law enforcement used aggressive tactics to steamroll opposition — not to mention the fact that the pipeline has already sprung two leaks before even becoming operational.

 

5. Opposition to Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia grows in Congress — Lawmakers like Rep. Justin Amash and Sen. Rand Paul have crafted legislation to nullify the president’s recent deal with the extremist Saudi regime, which received widespread coverage when Trump visited the Arab nation, sword-dancing with the monarchs and touching a glowing orb.

 

In an email sent out to constituents and followers Wednesday, Amash discussed the transfer of “tanks, ships, anti-aircraft missiles, and possibly precision-guided bombs,” which was sealed during the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Amash warned that “all those weapons are going to a questionable partner… in an unstable region… without so much as a debate.” Highlighting the fact that Saudi Arabia has inserted itself into a civil war in Yemen, attempting to prop up a leader previously ousted from power, he said “thousands of civilians, including more than a thousand children, have died in the conflict — some of them at the hands of the Saudi government, using American weapons.”

 

Citing extremism coming out of Saudi Arabia — indeed, the country spends billions exporting its radical Wahhabist ideology and has also funded ISIS — Amash asked for support for his bipartisan joint resolution, H.J. Res. 102, to halt the sale. Sen. Paul has also introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Also deserving of honorable mention are the statements made in court on Tuesday by violent racist Jeremy Christian, who killed two Americans when they attempted to stop him from harassing two teenage girls, one African-American and one Muslim, in Oregon last week. Though that story received widespread coverage, Christian’s hyper-nationalistic statements have been somewhat drowned out by the Kathy Griffin-covfefe fervor. “Death to America’s enemies,” he said in the courtroom, also claiming, “Free speech or die, Portland. You got no safe place. This is America,” as he faced the judge, displaying no remorse for his murder of two men, including one Army veteran.

This extreme form of American “patriotism” is just one symptom of perpetual jingoism, militarism, and American exceptionalism, which are also represented in the five underreported stories highlighted in this list.

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ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

and Fukushima,.....never forget, it won't.

HowdyDoody's picture

And the US sikking ISIS on the Philippines.

mdr attitude's picture

We're missing the cover up tries of the Seth Rich murder investigation

2 DC Hospitals Rebuff Questions About Seth Rich Murder


Chuck-Norris's picture

Those 5 issues are nothing.

Covfefe is the way to go.

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor fefe

espirit's picture

Oh, and lets not forget our very own Washerwoman-Schwartz who blames house administrators for not stopping her IT security violations.

In other words, blame the cops for letting you commit a crime...

Fucking Bizarro World, I hate it.

 

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/31/wasserman-schultz-admits-hill-it-secur...

Pure Evil's picture

Would you like one lumb of shit or two with your covfefe?

espirit's picture

Just wondering if you know 'covfefe' in Arabic means 'I will stand up'?

Sanity Bear's picture

Google Translate, at least, thinks you're an idiot.

CheapBastard's picture

"Do you want cream and sugar with your covfefe?"

jeff montanye's picture

all this smoke and mirrors, lies and deception, bloody heads and accusations of meddling are to change the subject from who killed seth rich.  we have the deep state and its avatar of the abattoir, hillary clinton, on the fucking run for the first time in a long time (maybe after they lost vietnam and we thought we brought down nixon) if ever.

keep pounding away on the stolen car rings, the awan brothers, Alpha Jalloh, Keyante Edward, and Keith Jones, why the fbi never investigated seth rich's murder yet may have a memo with his initials on it, why cloudstrike not the fbi got to examine the dnc servers, the disappeared body cam and surveillance data, the hospital records, the foia requests, the signs of false flag in guccifer 2.0's header data, the other dead people that seem to have gotten in hillary clinton's way.

hillary clinton is a lot easier target than the likud/mossad of israel and the cream of the dual nationality sayanim here in the states, authors of 9-11.  let's get her.

a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

Citizen_x's picture

 

Great points...and not even a cricket's chirp.  Sad, gutless, and apathetic Americans are

America's worst enemy.  They call us goyim....for a reason.

Pure Evil's picture

I thought it meant, "I just wiped my arse don't shake my left hand" in arabic.

espirit's picture

 

Wow, never thought of using Google Translate to decipher ‘covfefe’, I just assumed it was fake news.

 

Perhaps it is Russian or a variant thereof, could somebody else goose chase this?   ; )

#covfefe...  #eatmoarpopcorn

  

el buitre's picture

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's brother, Steven Wasserman, is a Federal Asst. Attorney in Washington DC in charge of covering up DNC murders.

jeff montanye's picture

for details, check out http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/debbie-wasserman-schultzs-brothe...

especially examine the comments regarding hillary's vote fraud plan that, apparently, seth rich uncovered and which then motivated his contact with wikileaks via gavin macfadyen.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Her brother was the assistant US attorney in the Seth Rich case? Sounds like a conflict of interests since she got fired because of Seth Rich's leaks! Maybe that is why she wants that laptop, blueberry, flash drive? She and others are sure trying to get it even though it is being held as a part of an active investigation. It is not a good idea to interfere with an ongoing investigation. The coven obviously picked her because she was/ is still?, on the oversight board of the Metro DC Police. Can you smell the desperation?

FoggyWorld's picture

Where is Jeff Sessions and why doesn't he do one damn thing to put an end to this nonsense and in Seth Rich's case put the heat on to try and find the murderers?

Very hard to figure out why Sessions seems comatose so much of the time.

 

 

 

meditate_vigorously's picture

Sessions is a useless pole smoker. I always suspected him to be a closet homo.

He is busy worrying about people who smoke plants while Rome burns around him.

Paul Kersey's picture

Perpetual war = perpetual profits for war profiteering military contractors.

$110 billion weapons deal with the Saudi Royals = billions of dollars in profits for war profiteering military contractors.

It's the neocon's wet dream.

jeff montanye's picture

if the wet dream does not contain the word israel it is not a neocon's wet dream.  that's just the way it is; ask george herbert walker bush (better hurry).

PT's picture

Now everyone can covfefe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMNcr0p-8E4
Whoops!  Wrong link.  I mean:
https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/123685/covfefify-a-string

But is it covfefe?
https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/123906/is-it-covfefey/12395...

I can't believe these guys were so quick to solve these problems.  (I guess the window of opportunity was also short).

As an aside:  Can you covfefe with a shitgum?

John Law Lives's picture

***   SPAM ALERT   ***

Do not clik on mdr attitude's link.

mdr attitude = the sorry sack of shite SPAMMER who used to post as AltRight Girl and john doeberg before those profiles were deleted.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Ha, and the spammer fucked up as well -- still has AltRightGirl's avatar image.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

George Webb seems to believe the entire Hillary crime syndicate has already been wrapped up, including McCabe, Petraus, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Awan brothers, Podesta, etc.   Just a matter of time before it breaks publicly.

el buitre's picture

That's great!! But when does the fat lady sing?

FoggyWorld's picture

Keep writing whitehouse.gov and remind Trump that is a very critical and unsettled score.   He can't let this go on because that group is removing not only law and order but just common decency from our society.

Lock them ALL up or they will just up their angry, violent ante.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Blues for allah allah oxen-free

So you're saying I should account for fukushima in my five year plan?

serotonindumptruck's picture

I think he's saying you should account for Fukushima in your 650,000 year half-life plan.

Croesus's picture

Yeah...

"The ‘Back the Blue Act,’ which purports to protect law enforcement officers from violence"

TRANSLATION:

"aims to create a separate class of citizens, who face minimal penalties for their violations of the Rights of others".

I like police just fine, and count a few as friends...but this is bullshit.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Croesus,

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
? Frédéric Bastiat

Fascism.

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

Pure Evil's picture

Roughly translated it should read: "How to keep municipalities from going bankrupt after having the covfefe sued out of them from all the police shootings and malfeasance" bill.

Yog Soggoth's picture

What, you mean like these guys? 

Cop Arrested For Revealing Himself To Children In Public ... I could go on and on. It is a plague that must be burned in the fire.
serotonindumptruck's picture

After a few minutes of listening to this dick, I realized he was a shill for the nuclear industry when he implied that the reactors HAD NOT suffered meltdown.

This ass-head is a shill and a liar.

FoggyWorld's picture

Terrible but profound statement from an earlier commenter here about Hawaii and it's meeting up with Fulushima's waters.

 

First the fish were sick.   Now there are no fish.

jaap's picture

and something with Seth Rich...

wisehiney's picture

But most of all, you missed my Memorial Day Party.

My head still hurts.

espirit's picture

Try a shooter of cat piss.

You won't notice the pain in your head.

/s

Doubleguns's picture

Jeremy Christian is a Berrnie Sanders and Jill Stein supporteer. I cant figure out how that could be nationalist in any way. I think the mans just dilusional and has no idea what he is saying.

In other words, I dont think he is a nationalist, just crazy. 

any_mouse's picture

The perfect patsy for a FBI op.

Perhaps crazy by MK/ULTRA design?

Going after two teenage girls. Definitely not a white nationalist with a pair.

AKKadian's picture

"Covfefe the Orb" of Arabia.!!!

espirit's picture

Perhaps the Deplorables new motto?

buzzsaw99's picture

Don't hit me with those negative covfefe so early in the morning... [/Oddball]

One of We's picture

6.  His name was Seth Rich

revjimbeam's picture

6.5 and lets not forget Shawn Lucas while we're at it...

jeff montanye's picture

or john ashe.  or really any of these deaths:  http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/DEAD/clinton.bodycount...

one, or two, or ten can be a coincidence (ten?  really?) but these numbers are unusually high for u.s. politicians.

FoggyWorld's picture

And he was MURDERED ON JULY 10th, 2017 and neither the DC cops nor the FBI give a damn.   Where is Jeff Sessions?