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There’s no way that John Podesta takes that crap seriously, although no doubt he got a smug self-satisfaction from knowing he was at a cutting edge type of cultural event putting him on a higher plane than less enlightened Americans, you know, the kind that Obama calls “bitter clingers.”

But I won’t stop other people from trying to make a big deal about it if it works and sways some stupid voters from Hillary to Trump. The Democrats will use any mean trick in the book to attack Trump, so it’s only fair that they should get back what they give.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. I’ve only seen evidence that he was invited to go, not that he actually went.

    But the entire thing creeps me the hell out.


    November 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    • Abramovic denies he went, though his brother did.

      “I’m outraged, because this is taken completely out of my context,” Abramovic told me by phone this afternoon. She was at Sean Kelly Gallery, her rep in New York. The dinner, she explained, was a reward for donors to a Kickstarter campaign she had run. Tony Podesta has collected her work since the 1990s, and he attended, but John couldn’t make it. In fact, she has never met John Podesta.

      “It was just a normal dinner,” Abramovic said, adding that about 10 people attended. “It was actually just a normal menu, which I call spirit cooking. There was no blood, no anything else. We just call things funny names, that’s all.”

      She seems like a wack job.


      November 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  2. Does John Podesta believe in weird Pagan, Wiccan, Satanist stuff? Certainly not.

    Is this weird and disgusting? Yes. Is it symptomatic of a broader phenomenon where liberals have weaker senses of disgust than conservatives (as Jonathan Haidt has identified)? Yes.

    This doesn’t affect my vote, but it does make you ask, “What the hell is wrong with these people?” Liberals should be given disgust sensitivity training courses, the way chronically violent and angry people take anger management courses.


    November 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    • This notion of disgust reminds me of those personality tests that make so-called “liberals” look “good” because of their “openness to experience” aka being easily led.

      Seriously, how many liberals feel any skepticism at hearing any baloney however implausible if offered by a person in authority? If some powerful so and so invites a bunch of his friends to some nasty show, “liberals” imagine it must have some rare quality because a bunch of rich people attend.

      And they say conservatives believe BS.

      not too late

      November 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      • “If some powerful so and so invites a bunch of his friends to some nasty show, “liberals” imagine it must have some rare quality because a bunch of rich people attend.”

        There’s the old adage, “Keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out.”


        November 5, 2016 at 4:30 am

  3. Did anyone ever take spirit cooking seriously as actual recipes to be eaten?


    November 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  4. Isn’t he also a UFOlogy fan?


    November 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  5. Final Trump ad:


    November 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    • Strong.

      Two in the Bush

      November 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    • I hope he wins. The Democrats seem to be a nest of vipers.


      November 5, 2016 at 12:56 am

  6. I don’t know. I know I’m creeped out and I think Podesta is probably into the occult. Not sure how much deeper this rabbit hole goes.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    • Everyone in Hillary’s circle is either nuts or just there to collect bribe money.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 4, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    • So have you adjusted the otis index to account for the fact that we now know that Clinton has supernatural forces on her side?


      November 4, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    • I think Podesta is probably into the occult

      Nearly 100% for sure. Lion’s engaging in the classic atheist, “I want to convince myself that no one takes it seriously so I can continue not taking it seriously, even though there’s that small nagging voice…”

      Samson J.

      November 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    • Also worth mentioning is that strictly speaking, it doesn’t matter whether Podesta “believes” in this stuff. With credit to Lenin, “You might not believe in the occult, but the occult believes in you.” He’s still under the influence of powerful demons.

      Samson J.

      November 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  7. I have read some of these Podesta emails – from several different people – and most of them have a strange tone of discourse. Whatever comes of these emails, these people around Hillary are not normal, there is something off with these people, like they belong to a cult.


    November 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    • Google Little Saint James Island. What you find will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. I was never a believer in this illuminati voodoo stuff until now.

      Two in the Bush

      November 4, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  8. The original Otis Index was discontinued due to the obvious rigging of too many polls. But now I have come up with a new index now that the polls are no longer being rigged.

    Currently, the Otis Index has Crooked Hillary up b 0.9 points. That is about what the latest Fox Poll has the race at. When you take into account the large number of undecideds and add in a possible slight “shy Trump” effect, my prediction of a 1 point Trump victory in the popular vote continues to look good.

    Exit polls from early voting look horrible for Trump but who knows how reliable they are. The early voting figures are mixed an it is difficult to decipher their meaning. Guess we just have to wait and see.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    • That is about what the latest Fox Poll has the race at.

      Beware of Fox – Megyn Kelly is running the show over there after Ailes was toppled.

      Don’t trust anything Fox says until Kelly is Lion’s obedient sex slave. Until that inevitable scandal she’s nothing but deception and trouble.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • The early voting figures are mixed an it is difficult to decipher their meaning.

      There’s no difficulty interpreting early votes. NC is Trump’s and Florida is net ~80,000 votes better for Trump than it was for Romney (who lost the state by ~75,000 in an excellent Democrat year) in 2012.

      Trump has made up considerable ground in New Hampshire where he was losing and should now win it. The second district of Maine should swing with New Hampshire.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      • FL has me very confused. I read Steve Schale’s twitter and blog, and he is very happy with the trajectory for the Dems. In particular, he point to massive Latino turnout (low propensity Hispanic voters turning out big) and a much more diverse electorate than 2012. Also, in Duval county (which Bush won big), the Dems have a slim lead/are tied.

        Now the RCP average of FL has Hillary ahead (that is not what I want to see). I don’t know who these weirdos are who are responding to polls at this stage.

        But clearly, FL is going to be very, very close. There’s no doubt in my mind that Trump is outperforming Romney.

        In fact, it’s time to state the obvious — Trump’s candidacy is giving the Dems a run for their money. F the tru-cons (we can’t even win Virginia with them on our side).


        November 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

  9. Holy S–T Lion, this just gets sicker and sicker. John Podesta’s brother (the one who invited him to the Spiritcooking) literally has a bedroom devoted to PICTURES OF NAKED TEENAGERS.

    See this old WaPo article:

    Our elites need to get the boot, and they need to get it ASAP.


    November 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    • If you don’t want to scour the entire article (though you should, it’s eye opening), here’s the relevant quote:

      “Folks attending a house tour in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Falls Church earlier this year got an eyeful when they walked into a bedroom at the Podesta residence hung with multiple color pictures by Katy Grannan, a photographer known for documentary-style pictures of naked teenagers in their parents’ suburban homes.”

      “‘They were horrified,’ Heather recalls, a grin spreading across her face.”

      The Podestas literally have a bedroom devoted to child pornography.

      This needs to get out and go wide.


      November 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  10. When is JS going to chime in on how prole it is that people are taking the performance of one of the most famous and successful living artists to be some kind of satanic ritual?


    November 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    • She invited them to a “Spirit Cooking Dinner”. Now it could have been a joke but I don’t know. Podesta does have child porn hanging on the walls in his bedroom and has some bizarre cannibalism thing on the wall in his office.

      Otis the Sweaty

      November 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

      • Where did you get that?


        November 5, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      • What an informed person who knows anything about American elites would think is that it’s either a dinner directly related to the spirit cooking project (which is what Abramovic has since said) or a joke meant to connect having dinner with Abramovic to an art installation that she did related to cooking (which I think is what you said).

        You have to be really uninformed about elite american culture to think it at all likely that they’re engaging in cannibalism and taking artistic expression about “spirit cooking” to be literal recipes.


        November 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    • who cares? It’s great rhetoric for depressing the Hillary vote. And defeating Hillary, who is deeply, deeply evil is all that matters now.

      Andrew E.

      November 5, 2016 at 10:53 am

  11. There’s a picture of John Podesta holding up his skinny chicken arms, palms facing the camera. On one palm is painted the pictogram of the fish which symbolizes Christianity, and on the other the numerals “14.” What’s the 14 mean? What does the combination mean?


    November 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    • Well, the head of IMF would say it’s 7 twice but I think it has to do with “The Israelites killed the Paschal Lamb on the 14th day of the Month Nisan.”
      Isn’t Podesta already on record as being agreeable to infiltrating the Church in order to wreck it?

      The video I saw seemed to be an art show, if it was ritual it wasn’t very formal but clearly the whole thing was informed by Crowley/Blavatsky/etc ideas.

      So apparently Podesta is known to open to this stuff, if he’s not a fellow traveler, if he doesn’t believe it, well what kind of a man indulges in this stuff outside his college years? And he, and his brother are top tier political players?

      2 Minute Alpha

      November 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

  12. Maybe that’s what makes her famous. The elites love “transgressive” art that allows them to think they are so much better than the proles who are disgusted by it. The more Satan, the better if that’s your goal.

    magnovox wrote;
    “people are taking the performance of one of the most famous and successful living artists to be some kind of satanic ritual?”


    November 5, 2016 at 4:18 am

    • Part of being an elite intelligent person is to recognize that it’s nonsense and has no supernatural effects whatssoever and to treat it purely as art. Also as far as I can tell noone was ever transgressive enough to ever actually eat anything really strange. Surely if the goal were just to be transgressive the video would show Marina Abramovic eating her blood rather than just writing recipes on a wall with it.


      November 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      • Her primary shtick seems to be getting naked and mutilating herself in very real ways, usually by cutting. She’s nothing more than a humorless version of Steve-O and an intelligent person would recognize that immediately. Trump’s refusal to buy in to the modern art con is one of his more endearing traits.


        November 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      • I don’t know much about her career but I first heard about her about five years ago when she did something called the artist in present where people just waited in line to spend two minutes sitting silently with her. Although she is seventy now so maybe she used to do more jack ass style stuff.

        Im not a fan of modern art but I am smart enough to realize that art can incorporate elements from practices like satanism without being at all sincere


        November 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  13. I told you people were misinterpreting the emails.

    Probably no more as bad, as people taking Trump LITERALLY about everything he says as if they went off the deep end on the autistic spectrum after coffee one morning.

    The Philosopher

    November 5, 2016 at 5:28 am

  14. Also, Putin appeared to me as I was interviewing for a job on the beach and mimed at me that he was going to rig the election for Trump so that he could order Trump to launch a nuclear strike on Moscow to clean up the rodent problems there.

    I often wonder whether rodents dream of android Putins.

    The Philosopher

    November 5, 2016 at 5:30 am

    • Somewhere there’s music
      I’ll fake the tune

      Somewhere there’s heaven
      How high the moon?

      The universe is fair and relatively true
      – Till it comes true –
      That you love me as I love you

      Somewhere there’s heaven
      It’s where you are
      Somewhere there’s music
      How near, how far

      The darkest night would shine
      If you would come to me soon
      Until you will, how still my heart
      How high the moon

      Chris Montez. Most underrated performer of all time.

      The Philosopher

      November 5, 2016 at 5:41 am

  15. Am I the only one who’s noticed that Clinton seems to surround herself with weirdos, misfits, and various sorts who might fall into the category of “damaged goods.” None of these people are what I would call normal, mature, well adjusted adults. Nearly all of them, starting with the candidate herself, seem to have some sort of personality disorder.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    November 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    • Time to drain the swamp.


      November 5, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    • No you are not the only one who has notice that, but thank you for your service, sir!


      November 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  16. a post from NeoGaf: “Polling is at about what, +6? Add on 2% ground game for +8. Plus undersampling of minorities +2 for +10. Plus shy Clinton voters in R areas (there’s weak evidence for this, but it is still evidence) +5 for +15, and shy not-trump voters ditto +3 (evidence Utah where Trump dropped 10 points as McMullin came in, adjusted to not overlap with shy-Hillary and to not double-count abstentions) for +18.

    Not all of this will translate into downballot, but I reckon we’re looking at a +18-ish blowout in the Presidential and a +12-ish downticket. ”

    You read that right, the polls are UNDERestimating Clinton.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    • They’re a bunch of autistic manchildren. Why pay attention to them?


      November 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    • These people deserve to get beaten badly by TRUMP. I hope they get what they deserve.

      Two in the Bush

      November 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  17. Some people think it is ok to pay to watch a woman cut and whip herself on the grounds that it is “art”. And this happens openly among the rich and powerful in NYC.

    Even as cutting and self harm are recognized as symptoms of mental disorder.

    Apparently the Clinton Foundation donated $10,000 to the Marina Abramovic Institute.

    And a lot of pretentious, so-called artists (including Abramovic) donated heavily to Clinton.

    Steven Pinker has an interesting take on modern art. He says it became popular after the means to cheaply reproduce art became available. Rich people had to find some way of displaying their superiority, and regular art wouldn’t do, since any prole could also possess it. So modern art became popular with the elites. Modern art is generally too strange and ugly to appeal to the masses. Art has to be ugly and/or strange to appeal to to elites–if it is not weird and ugly it considered prole. .

    Pinker writes about it in his book “The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. ”

    Also talks about it here:


    November 5, 2016 at 7:29 pm

  18. Podesta: Calling Chelsea ‘Not Smart’ Is An ‘Understatement’


    November 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm

  19. Blair attended cleansing rituals with crystals and all. Just politicians doing new-age stuff, nothing to see here…

    Alfred Woenselaer

    November 5, 2016 at 10:52 pm

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