• Who’s Got the Rocks to Stand Up to Government?

    February 6, 2020

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    Posted in: Post-Constitution America


    “I have seen dictatorships around the world, where blind obedience is the norm and truth-tellers are threatened w punishment or death. We must not allow the US to become a country where standing up to our gov is a dangerous act.”
     — says Marie Yovanovitch from her well-funded State Dept retirement.


    “What does that bitch know about standing up to government?”

    — might say Chelsea Manning from her jail cell.


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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...


      And how fat is YOUR 401k and pension, sir?

      02/6/20 12:04 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Dont get your rocks off in glass houses.

      Both You and Johnny B made money writing books about your corrupt federal employment experience, both accepting really nice pay while you went along with the fraud and then wrote insider books about how terrible it all was. If integrity is the issue you have with Madame Ambassador, both of you never would signed up for fraud duty in the first place.

      02/6/20 12:19 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Oh yeah, Manning also signed a big book deal, and no doubt also will be making money off her speaking engagements. Hope she has a chapter in it why she joined the war in Iraq in the first place and then detail her participation in war crimes.

      War is a racket.

      Do they send all you guys to school to learn how to make money off it?

      02/6/20 1:13 PM | Comment Link

    • anna said...


      ^ Rich Bauer: you are unhinged as ever. peter ruined his career and reputation by writing that book, which probably didn’t make much money besides, and had to go through expensive and stressful legal ordeals against the government. and manning went to jail.

      02/6/20 4:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Yo Anna Karina or whatever the fuck you call yourself,

      I actually worked with Peter. Peter didnt ruin his career, he got a conscience and wrote the WMW book. He just stopped working for a fraudulent reason when he couldnt fool himself that he wasnt working in the interest of the American people but the MIC. Peter wasnt the only person to “Ruin his career”by speaking out. Many others at State spoke out and were harassed by DS as threats. Besides, look at the new great career he started.

      02/6/20 6:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Who’s got the rocks to stand up to government?

      Well, Demented, the narcissistic sociopath, has rocks in his head, but that wont help him to stand up to the Gov/FBI when they come after his dumbass.

      02/6/20 10:28 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Who has the rocks to stand up to The real American Psycho?

      There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing. Donald J Trump

      Four more years, they chanted. Be certain that they will feel the pain in the end.

      02/7/20 12:14 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Bauer= lucky for you that PVB landed on his feet. How else would you be able to piggyback for free on his paid for blog with ytour juvenile rants? Shouldn’t you grow up and set up your own site and pay the freight? I await your answer

      02/7/20 12:59 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Bauer I think of you when I view the last scene of AMADEUS. Perhaps I overestimate your cultural acumen but anyway it may be time for an assisted trip to the water closet.

      02/7/20 1:09 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...



      And how much do you make an hour working at your Russian Internet troll farm? You should write a book about your life.

      02/7/20 4:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Colonel Vindman is the 2020 Winner of the Peter Van Buren Speak Truth to Power Award. The award is the same Van Buren got: immediate removal, smearing as unAmerican, but a book deal with lucrative speaking engagements

      02/8/20 10:14 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      Anna, what’s this that Peter ruined his career and reputation stuff?

      Peter’s rep is pretty secure. Finally, after years of collective silence on the faked basis to invade Iraq, half our country is now able to openly talk about and acknowledge the wrongfulness of faking a war basis that killed thousands of American soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians.

      Half our country is finally/finally WOKE.

      How did we get to this point?

      Whistleblowers like Peter. The first UN weapons team including Robert Gallucci and Scott Ritter. People like Cindi Sheehan, Tomas Young, Michael Berg. Sorry but there are many more names and groups that should be added here. Whistleblowers add insight and inside knowledge, usually they are among the first to voice the problem and take the heaviest hits. They say what others are at first afraid to voice or help clue society in.

      Peter’s rep is gold. He was bravely at the forefront of this process and finally, our society is here.

      There were other whistleblowers — democrats, independents, and republicans alike — the Clinton team tried to stifle at the time and prep for her campaign. And how did that work out?

      Clinton still is playing the mean and intimidation card — Tulsi Gabbard is one of the most recent examples of that. This is what the politics of savagery look like. Don’t fall so easily for it

      02/8/20 10:29 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      What do JP, DJT, AntiVaxxer podcasters, flat earth websites, a middle school white supremacist podcaster, and even PVB have in common? Well, here is what one of them admitted:

      “I employed political satire and exaggeration, mainly to the end of attracting listeners and followers, and generating conversation about the content discussed between myself and my guest.”

      Cant blame them. That is the same business model of cable news.

      02/8/20 10:35 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Bauer, has your chronic megalomania been certified by a psychiatrist? I doubt any of us here -except you- comment on PVB’s blog to attract viewers as part of an ambitious business plan/model of becoming a paid professional soothsayer.

      02/8/20 12:26 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Kyzi: and still the Iraq invasion culprit blissfully dabbles on his palette at his ranch. Only losers find themselves at the Hague. America is a winner. It doesn’t lose wars even when it does.

      02/8/20 1:34 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      JP: And don’t we have a nice deficit going to show for all that winning

      02/9/20 7:00 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Kyzi- Thanks for bringing up the deficit. It is something that should make Trump’s supporters skeptical of their hero’s business acumen. Unfortunately the deficit doesn’t seem to bother Trump supporters since it is explained as necessary until all the freeloader (SS and Medicare) barnacles are scraped off the hull of this great nation and we can again have smooth sailing to fiscal paradise. The cost of living today is more like ………….the cost of existence for tens of millions of Americans.

      02/10/20 5:14 PM | Comment Link

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