Binomo Declares Independence!

By Jerry Alatalo

(BINOMO) The small island nation of Binomo located in the South China Sea close to Vietnam has gained its independence

ne almost feels sorry for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley. Emphasis on almost. Right after the UN General Assembly rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial Jerusalem action by a vote of 128-9 with 35 abstaining, where very small, mostly unheard of island nations like Togo and Palau sided with the Americans, Ms. Haley will have to endure even more embarrassment after becoming the victim of an ingenious phone prank.

Famous Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus may find it difficult to top their latest of Ms. Haley, the timing of which likely guarantees Nikki Haley and the Trump administration might experience a not-so-merry Christmas. Particularly embarrassing for the Trump administration as a result of this prank is the “discussion” about the fictional South China Sea island nation of Binomo.

You know … Binomo. That island country close to Vietnam, that just declared independence. Vovan and Lexus successfully pranked U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California a few months ago, similar to this one with Ms. Haley but they had Ms. Waters believing a coup took place in the fictional (land-locked) African nation of Limpopo. For those confused about how the UN representatives of Binomo and Limpopo voted at the General Assembly on the Jerusalem question – the nations don’t exist!

One can only imagine if Ms. Haley and Ms. Waters have contacted each other since the following video recording of the latest prank has gone viral. If they have, we could see how they might try to empathize with each other, saying things like …

NH: “With all these puny island nations, how is one to remember all of them? Binomo kind of rhymes with Togo, so it was just an honest mistake on my part. On your part, too, Maxine.”

MW: “Yes, Nikki … it’s that there’s so many little countries … Limpopo rhymes with Togo, too, a little bit, so we both just made innocent mistakes. Come to think of it, Nikki, my sista’, Putin probably came up with Limpopo … and he probably made up Binomo, too.”

NH: “Yes … that’s the ticket, that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it, right Maxine? Putin did it!”

MW: “That’s right sista’. Putin did it. Let’s call Mueller.”

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There’s plenty to chew on in Vovan and Lexus’ 20-minute prank of Nikki Haley, but the part about Binomo is the one which is drawing the most attention, and might not be forgotten for some considerable length of time. Some while listening to the prank call might find it difficult to decide whether laughter or sorrow is the appropriate response. The Binomo segment is found in the video starting at 11-minutes, 20-seconds and ending at 13-minutes, 35-seconds.

Prankster (PR): “… One more matter is island … Binomo. It’s not far from Vietnam in the South China Sea. Are you know Binomo?”

NH: “Yes.”

PR: “They declared independence.”

NH: “Right.”

PR: “They held elections, and, we suppose Russian had its intervention.”

NH: “Yes. Of course they did … Absolutely.”

PR: “And now this ‘Binomoland’ makes the situation in the South China Sea even more tense.”

NH: “And we’re aware of that … We’ve been watching that very closely, and I think we’ll continue to watch that as we deal with the issues that keep coming up about the South China Sea.”

PR: “Yes, that’s correct. What should be done because of this Binomo?’

NH: “Let me find out exactly what our stance is on that, and what if anything the U.S. is doing, or thinks should be done, and I will report to you on that as well.”

PR: “And what is your view?”

NH: “You know, I can’t speak without getting the administration’s view on it. Let me find out from them, and I’ll get back to you.”

PR: “What do you think about Binomo? It’s B-I-N-O-M-O … I mean, Binomo.

NH: “I think our concern is everything that’s going on in the South China Sea, and the influence that continues to push that way … Our goal is to make sure that it stays intact and that, um, you know, we don’t see intrusion or any sort of, um, bullying in terms of that. So I know that we have, we’re supposed to have White house meetings on all issues with the South China Sea  coming forward, and so I think we’ll have more answers at that time.”

PR: “… aware that you should be, you should keep in safety your consulates. I think …”

NH: “Yes.”

PR: “And just … I don’t know what Putin will make of that, because it’s really dangerous issue.”

NH: “And that’s what we’re watching carefully, … we’re very aware.”

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The citizens of Binomo must be a group of very, very nice people. That’s why Santa Claus brought them independence this year for Christmas.

Americans dependent on corporate media will never hear about Nikki Haley being pranked or her disturbing lack of worldly knowledge, making clear her being unqualified for the position of America’s ambassador to the United Nations. Corporate media will not touch this bizarre-yet-important story with a ten-foot pole, nor report on it in any manner whatsoever.

If that prediction turns out to be wrong and corporate media does report it, and the American people learn about Binomo  that would be a genuine Christmas miracle.

(Thank you to Vovan222prank at YouTube)

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Laugh, Or Cry? The Tale Of Limpopo And Gabon.

By Jerry Alatalo

limpopo(Photo: SouthAfrica.net | Somewhere in Limpopo, South Africa)

Well, why not with all the strange happenings in the world’s news recently? Commentary on this comic and tragic, humor-based story will be short, only to say: laughter is the best medicine. What gets said during the prank phone call pretty much says it all; there simply is nothing to add.

The following video records a prank of longtime California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. While listening to the phone conversation, at first it didn’t seem possible that an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives was taking part in the call. But, unfortunately, that is the case. One feels a little guilty (and sad) for having laughs at another person’s expense, but in this (hopefully) extremely rare situation, providing laughter also provides a public service.

You had a good run, Maxine – but it’s time to hang up the politics thing. If you’re undecided on where to retire, take some good advice: as a retirement destination – one might want to consider the attractive features of Limpopo. Here’s hoping readers experience one of those really good belly laughs – the kind with nasal snorts, side-splitting, and tears of .. joy?… sadness? Or…?

Oh, my goodness…

(Thank you to Russia Insider at YouTube)

Sanders Offers Clinton $225,027 For New York Debate.

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By Jerry Alatalo

Alphabet The only contract stipulations the Sanders campaign demands to transfer the $225,027 “speaking fee” to Clinton is that the debate is held in public (not behind closed doors), the transcript becomes available on the internet so every American can read it (not withheld until “everybody does”), and Clinton agrees to return the funds if caught lying about Sanders’ political record during the debate.

So… it’s come to this. Clinton media operatives are trying to spin Sanders’ request for a New York debate before the vote as “going negative”, and at the same time feigning some type of contrived moral indignation for media viewers that Sanders is turning to underhanded, political “dirty tricks”. It’s clear the Clinton campaign is running scared after Sanders’ convincing victories in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah and Washington.

Clinton takes this politically awkward – in reality, self-defeating – stance when a debate between her and Sanders in New York is seen as a completely normal/routine, automatic exercise, done all the time and at every turn, in all previous presidential elections in America. Of course Sanders and Clinton must debate in New York; how else will New York voters gain the information they need about the candidates upon which they base their vote? …Sanders’ “tone”? Are Clinton and her media experts for real?

If Clinton and her campaign experts are “for real” they’ll immediately accept Sanders’ invitation to debate in New York, not as a political move to halt building negative perceptions in the minds of voters over her refusal but, – because that’s what Presidents of the United States of America do.

Hillary Clinton remains oblivious to the historical record of every presidential candidate’s taken-for-granted participation in fiery debates for the benefit of voters at her own political peril. …Maybe another force – overwhelming temptation – will impel her to climb on to the debate stage in New York City; in perhaps the irony of ironies for election 2016, there in NYC one finds the main offices of global financial giant Goldman Sachs… and Wall Street.

Goldman Sachs only gave her the paltry sum of $225,000 per speech. Sanders’ proposed deal to Clinton far surpasses, is much more generous than, her speaking contracts with the boys and girls of Goldman Sachs – by $27.

(Thank you to The Young Turks at YouTube)

Holiday Halftime Humor.

Jonathan Winters crashes through a wall
Jonathan Winters crashes through a wall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted November 28, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

It has been some time since a post on this blog has been in the humor category. So, I’ve looked for Thanksgiving/Christmas/holidays related standup comedy to lighten things up around here. Sometimes writers/bloggers get caught in a situation where there is imbalance, and the serious side of life has to become balanced by the lighter side.

In this video there are a number of film clips of Jonathan Winters, who was the most popular improvisational comedian of his time. The video was shown at the 2003 Orinda Film Festival in honor of Mr. Winters, who received a lifetime achievement award. If you are a fan of the comedy improvisation skills of Robin Williams you will appreciate  Jonathan Winters. Williams has said that Winters was an inspiration for him, and the two worked together on television in Mork and Mindy.

Jonathan Winters passed away in April 2013 at the age of 87.

My favorite memory of Jonathan Winters was his acting role in the movie “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World“, including his single-handed destruction of a gas station. At any rate, Mr. Winters had a great ability to make people laugh, and he put that ability to practical use resulting in the enjoyment of millions of men and women. Perhaps you will get a few good laughs from this film.

During halftime of the football games, of course.

(Video source: Randyholleschau channel – YouTube)