REPORT: Wikileaks Cancels Tuesday’s Announcement

Heat Street reports:

Wikileaks has abruptly canceled a much-anticipated announcement on Tuesday, according to NBC News. The announcement had been expected to be founder Julian Assange’s long-promised document dump on Hillary Clinton.

NBC’s Jesse Rodriguez reported that the Tuesday announcement — which was to come from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has sought sanctuary for years – was canceled due to “security concerns”. Wikileaks has not said when it will now make its “announcement”.

The political provocateur and bomb-thrower Roger Stone, a fervent Donald Trump supporter, predicted Sunday morning that Wikileaks’ revelations would doom Clinton’s campaign. It’s unclear if Stone was aware that Wikileaks, according to NBC News, has canceled their Tuesday announcement.

  • jsmukg

    Due to lack of interest?

    • grada3784

      Too much interest in Trump’s lack of taxes.

    • TuuxKabin

      Yeah, like the end of the world keeps getting postponed, due to lack of trained trumpeteers. Even in this day and age.

      • grada3784

        We need Jack Benny and Alexis Smith/

        • TuuxKabin

          Oh do we ever!

        • jsmukg

          Alexis Smith, who created Phyllis in “Follies….”
          Indeed.

        • KP

          Psst: The Horn Blows at Midnight Pass it on.

      • cleos_mom

        And even in Heaven, it’s hard to find a reliable chariot or anyone who’s handy with a sword.

        • TuuxKabin

          Vindictive bastards with a vengeance. I don’t get it. Heaven’s suppose to be some kind of reward.

      • Smokey

        “When the Last Trumpet sounds,” he said, “and we are couched in our porphyry tombs, I shall turn and whisper to you, `Robbie, Robbie, let us pretend we do not hear it.’ ” – Oscar Wilde

        • So beautiful!
          Wish we could all have a big Indiana Wedding Pizza party for the Pence-Kaine debate.
          What’s on an Indiana Wedding Pizza?
          Everything you ever wanted. 😀

      • marshlc
        • TuuxKabin

          Such a force. Whenever I’ve seen her perform, she’s just like that. Thanks. I like the way she’s louder than Gabriel!

    • PLAINTOM

      Due to “Dammit ! They are fact checking this shit . “

    • Bruno

      Due to lack of anything.

  • grada3784

    Assange with the Qui-gon look. Qui-Gon Jinn would never cancel a press release. The Farce was with him.

    • Christopher

      Darth Douche!

      “The butt hurt flows through him.”

  • Did Julian rape someone else? Is that the security concern?

  • Bill Post

    Nice mullet there Julian.

  • DaddyRay

    Chicken Shit likes to talk big but as soon as security becomes a concern …
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7591d0a6892c160950cc3792134c2aabe2118931bd2afbb11b4f8134298a2593.png

    • PickyPecker

      I resemble that remark.

      • bzrd

        taco Tuesday ? please

        • PickyPecker
          • TuuxKabin

            Santito de martes de los tacos.

          • RoFaWh

            Every time you post that slogan, I weep for the absence of tamales and chile relleños.

          • EweTaw
          • TuuxKabin

            Andale, pues!

          • abel

            A good chile relleno is the most perfect food on earth, IMHO.

          • TuuxKabin

            They’re a weekly feature from a Mexican lady, sells them out of Coleman coolers. Sometimes twice a week. They’re better than local Mexican restaurants. Plus we enjoy supporting her effort. Her daily specials are just that, specials.

          • abel

            Good for you, Tuux. The best tamales I ever ate were sold out of a cooler by an Indian woman at Acoma Pueblo, NM. Bring on the taco trucks!

          • TuuxKabin

            My maternal grandmother made tamales for the vendors who sold them around industrial sites to the workers, in the East Bay, SF. Our taco truck, el Taco Taco finally arrived, just four blocks north is doing well. Bring ’em on.

          • Bluto

            Every time you post a taco a teabagger gets more butthurt.

          • bzrd

            thanks, Picky
            been out enjoying the day, just got back to check out Taco Tuesday

  • JayRock

    Assange is going for that “full-on douche” look I see. It fits

  • Soetoro Marx

    One thing I’ve noticed in observing over 35 years of US Presidential campaigns: October surprises never are.

    • True that. Plus we just had one last night: Trump likely hasn’t paid any federal income taxes for at least the last 18 years after taking nearly a billion dollar tax write-off…and may not have paid any since 1977, which is the last year in which ANY federal income tax payments can be confirmed.

      The Trump campaign continues to refuse to release even a single tax form showing Trump has actually paid any taxes. Not one. The earliest ones were, in fact, compelled as part of business and court filings.

      A tax dodging would-be candidate for President is a pretty good October surprise.

      • Friday

        (Though, strictly speaking, is it really a surprise? 🙂 )

      • jimbo65

        And in a blink of an eye the surrogates went fromn”NYT illegally obtained that info, to he’s a genius! “

      • Bruno

        Although I think the word “surprise” here is inaccurate. Is anyone actually surprised for real?

  • Blake Jordan

    Someone is trying to build up the information of insignificance…

    Is he going to claim someone threatened to “snipe” his ass when he is on the balcony…

    • ggg

      Why would he need to be on a balcony announcing it anyway?

      • TuuxKabin

        ‘xactly, do it in the safety of his closet.

      • grada3784

        Ego trip only.

      • Reality.Bites

        So he can segue into Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

      • David Milley

        His laptop is solar-powered? But then, he could always hook it up to a crank. 😉

        • Furface

          Isn’t it as soon as he touches it?

      • Bluto

        Because Sir Douche is really a drama queen?

      • TrollopeReader

        The Balcony at Buckingham Palace is NOT amused.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Julian keeps blowing a load where it’s not wanted

  • DumbHairyApe

    Sounds like they are suggesting that an assassination attempt would have been made on him during his balcony appearance….why would they otherwise mention the balcony? They sure like to make up a story to give their announcements greater importance than they deserve.

    • Mawm

      And why would that stop the release of the information?

  • crewman

    This sounds like a bunch of drama. Wikileaks has fully within its control to release anything anytime it wants. No “balcony announcement” is needed, so the security alarm is bogus.

    • BobSF_94117

      Maybe he took a long hard look into the consequences of a Trump victory.

      • Orly

        I think it’s more likely the Ecuadorian embassy said “No, you are not going to drag us into this.”

      • Dramphooey

        I’m sorry but I cannot believe that at this point.

      • uhhuhh

        Doubt it. He’s a Susan Sarandon nutcase.

  • BobSF_94117

    Are there concerns the balcony might collapse under the weight of his ego?

    • PickyPecker
      • Rebecca Gardner
        • another_steve

          Okay, I don’t get it.

          What was it supposed to read?

          • Paula

            I think No Minors.

          • another_steve

            ^^ Lol. Thanks.

            That makes sense. 😉

          • Robincho

            C, E-flat and G walked into a bar, and the bartender said, “Sorry, we don’t serve minors here.”

          • Oh’behr

            Mirrors? Miners?

        • vorpal

          未成年人請勿入内。

          Minors (未成年人), please (請) do not (勿) enter (入) inside (内).

          • Seduce us with your knowledge of putonghua.

          • vorpal

            中文,我學了四年了,可是很長的時間,我沒有練習,所以我忘了很多。以前,我看得懂三千字左右了,可是現在,可能我記得一千字了。

          • PickyPecker

            你一直都是有史以来最可爱的猫咪。

          • vorpal

            這是為什麼你是我的最喜愛的鳥。

          • Capritaur

            哪种鸟?😉

          • vorpal

            LOL I realized that that had two meanings as soon as I posted it :-).

          • It’s kinda like me and German. Ich verstehe die Grammatik jetz, aber ich habe den Wortschatz vergessen.

          • shanrumsey

            你有朋友在线在中国留在实践中交谈?

          • vorpal

            沒有。我學了中文為了我愛學習漢字。

          • Bluto

            That sounds dirty, I like it.

          • another_steve

            My goodness.

            Even that sounds vaguely obscene to the perverted ear.

          • vorpal

            Your ear is perverted?

            I hear that there may be ointments for that.

          • another_steve

            Otolaryngologists, please do not enter inside.

          • vorpal

            Otolaryngologists
            Gesundheit.

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          • Oh’behr

            Thanks Vorpal.

          • cheakamus

            No minors!

        • JT

          That should be displayed outside the Duggar residence.

        • Michael R

          From ” Family Guy ” Sunday night

          https://s12.postimg.org/rphdah5h9/minors_family_guy.jpg

        • Jerry

          Someone should have told that to Trump…

      • Nowhereman

        One of my all time favorite warnings: “Mind your head!”

        • TuuxKabin

          “Mind the Gap” too.

          • Funny, I usually hear; mind the teeth.

          • TuuxKabin

            Well, yeah, there’s that too.

        • Brianna Amoré

          I love how an entire character and TV show was created by a simple warning sign that said “Max Headroom 2.8m”

          • Grumpy Old Man

            The original show was the origin story for a character who would advertise Coca Cola. It has been put on DVD – there are ‘prescient’ episodes (armed drones, TV ratings controlling elections, et cetera).

          • Brianna Amoré

            I can barely remember it as I was pretty young when it first aired. I should definitely go back and re-watch it.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            My social life was so spectacular that I was able to watch the entire series which ran on Friday nights./s

          • Nowhereman

            I remember that show! Very wild.

      • agcons

        It pains me to think that there are some people who need this sign.

    • ChrisMorley
      • Christopher

        Well, since a “plummet to his death” is out of the question, we can still hope for impalement!

        “Just lean over a leeeeeettle farther.”

        • Marides48

          Not if he jumped up & landed on his head (not death but perhaps some additional brain damaged).

          • Christopher

            I say give it the old college try!

      • Paula

        That’s it? I could take him out with my Wrist Rocket sling shot at that height.

        • Bruno

          That’s not a balcony, it’s a fancy “you can jump from this height” fire escape.

          • ChrisMorley

            This is in Knightsbridge, which is stuffed with expensive embassies. They don’t have anything as cheap and common as fire escapes.

          • RoFaWh

            What do they do when there’s actually a fire? Fly away on their angel wings?

          • Bruno

            In Assange’s case, I’m hoping he runs to where it’s nice and warm.

          • popebuck1

            They have people they pay to flee FOR them.

          • olandp

            They have Diplomatic Immunity, the fire can’t touch them…

          • They have those special umbrellas like Mary Poppins used.

        • TuuxKabin

          Love sling shots. So stealth.

          • greenmanTN

            Me too. Sling shots and archery. (Never had a compound bow, just regular ones, and only for target practice.) Go figure.

        • olandp
          • Paula

            You could wear that around your neck at a Pride Event. You’d be a hit!

          • olandp

            When she gave it to me I asked if the rubber band was for easy retrieval.

          • Paula

            I guess you could wear it lots of places. Esp.if you are the creative type.

          • Michael R

            Is ” splinter queen ” a thing ?

          • olandp

            Ouch!

      • StraightGrandmother

        What an attention whore.
        (apologies to sex workers)

      • Michael R
      • Dazzer

        The Met has withdrawn all police protection from the Ecuadorian embassy. When the bill hit £11million, the Met said that unless the Ecuadorians were willing to pay for the police, they were withdrawing all but one officer.

        • Ernest Endevor

          Wow. Good to know.

      • Gustav2

        Drones.

        • Stubenville

          Zika-infected insects.

    • Todd20036

      And I still cannot believe that just a couple of years ago, I honestly thought wiki leaks was a force for good, and not merely a vanity project

  • Stone: “It’s incredibly juicy right? Like career ending juicy? Clinton will have to be put on suicide watch, right?”

    Assange: “Um. I an email in which Clinton complains about Sanders during the campaign. She’s kinda mean?”

    Stone: “…”

    Assange: “…”

    Stone: “I’ve been whipping this dead horse for months now, the proverbial October Surprise and you’re telling me you don’t have jack shit? You stupid fuck.” (click) (door opens)

    Ecuadorian Ambassador’s Aide: “Mr. Assange, we’re really tiring of having you here. You go out on that balcony to embarrass Ecuador even more for giving you asylum in the first place and you can just stay out there. Or drop off the edge and leave, we don’t care.”

    Assange: “…”

    • Balderdashing

      This is a move just like many of Trump’s: trying to malign Clinton with just allegations or suggestions of improprieties or illegal actions, without actually producing any evidence. He may have something (probably minor), but the real damage is done by just suggesting there’s something and letting the deplorables make up and spread whatever shitstank suits their fevered, malignant imaginations.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Worse, we’ll never hear the end of Killary conspiracy theories about how her ninjas threatened to kill him if he said anything.

        • Relativicus

          We were never going to hear the end of it anyway.

  • June Gordon

    “I can’t make my super-HUGE announcement that will DESTROY Crooked Killery because, ur, I’m being audited by the IRS. Yes, that’s the ticket. I’m being so totally audited. Trust me.” — Mr. Assange

  • MrRobotoLA

    Shows you this is all a “show biz” farce put together to feed Assange’s god complex.

  • Todd

    Maybe Julian’s terminal cancer is flaring up …. Poor Ju,,,GOOD !

  • DumbHairyApe

    So, the data dump is only valid if he can make it from the balcony??? This makes no sense.

    • Gil

      I read that as ” baloney ” announcement…Gotta get my eyes checked…

      • DumbHairyApe

        No, I think you read it right.

      • Oh’behr

        I love it. Thank you.

    • Gerry Fisher

      this. You know, “optics” are EV-erything these days! /s

    • Orly

      The better to grandstand with.

    • Relativicus

      It makes as much sense as sitting on evidence of criminal behavior — behavior SO SHOCKING you will be LITERALLY SHOCKED once you hear it — for a year or more.

    • Jerry

      Look out below! AssMange is dumping from the balcony!

  • Elsewhere1010

    Because important announcements are always made from balconies?

    I mean, it it’s not balcony-made, it ain’t shit?

    • It’s the style of banana republic dictators everywhere!

      • cleos_mom

        And the Pope.

        See the “Take My Heart” joke for further details.

    • PLAINTOM

      Don’t cry for me Melania. You know the tune folks.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Damn! You beat me to it! 🙂

        • PLAINTOM

          GMTA 😉

    • Rebecca Gardner
      • Mister Don

        Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals we’re glad he didn’t write: “Imelda” singing from her shoe closet; “John the Baptist, not quite the Superstar as my cousin JC”

      • Statistics Palin

        Looks like the Evita with Zombies production.

        • JDS

          Bingo!

    • DaddyRay

      That never gets old

    • JayRock

      Purr-fect.

    • JayRock

      Omg. I’m still laughing out loud. This gif has never been more on point

  • another_steve

    Maybe Trump’s payment hasn’t arrived.

    We all know that Trump doesn’t always pay the hired help.

    • cleos_mom

      Or maybe Trump procured a brunette milkshake for him and he wanted a blonde one.

    • canoebum

      Or maybe it did and the check bounced.

    • Annie Coffman

      Or maybe Putin didn’t pay his minion.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    In other news, reports are coming in from all over that the Trumpanzees have begun flinging their feces in a raging display of disappointment and well, because that’s what they do. CNN and other media outlets will be having the chief Trumpanzees on for commentary once the feces flinging has subsided.

  • Michael Smith

    Considering that Assange himself said whether the information was damaging depended on whether it caught on in the media, I suspect they have nothing anyway.

    • Bruno

      Poor Assange. Locked up in his posh embassy for years now, he’s trying soooooooo hard to be relevant and influential. And not succeeding.

      • canoebum

        If not yet, I hope he is soon declared persona non grata in the UK, so that when he does leave the embassy, he is immediately escorted to Heathrow and put on a plane back to Australia.

        • Bruno

          That plane needs to go to Sweden, where he’s up on sexual assault charges. I imagine if he could leave for Ecuador without fearing a problem somewhere along the line (whether it be UK or Ecuador), he would. He’s obviously going crazy in that posh prison.

          • jimbo65

            I often wonder if in all his time there if he’s been celibate. Not like he can go out and meet women. But I’d have to wonder what self respecting woman would have him.

          • PickyPecker
          • RoFaWh

            Have the Swedes arranged extradition with the English authorities once Assange emerges from the embassy?

          • ChrisMorley

            There’s a European arrest warrant for him. If he steps outside the embassy the UK authorities will arrest and deliver him to the Swedes.

          • canoebum

            The UK could simply deport him to his country of origin. I assume he holds an Australian passport. Once there, the Swedes can file their papers and go through a normal extradition procedure. I can’t really seeing the rather conservative Australian government putting up much of a fuss, considering the embarrassment he’s been for them these many years.

          • ChrisMorley

            He’s has been granted asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy. The UK can’t deport him unless he leaves the protection of the embassy.

          • canoebum

            Of course. I mean once the Ecuadorians push him onto the street.

        • ChrisMorley

          He’ll be questioned in the embassy on 21 October about all the Swedish sex charges. The Swedish prosecutor’s office will then decide what to do with the charges.
          Assange hopes they’ll be dropped, the European arrest warrant is then cancelled and he can walk free.

          • Bruno

            Maybe that’s what this is all about. Who knows if he was able to finagle a deal before Oct. 21st.

          • ChrisMorley

            That’s unlikely when the Swedish prosecutor has not had the chance yet to persue detailed questioning. They are not the type of nation that would do a deal on serious sex charges against someone so much in the public eye, when they would get a lot of grief for it in Sweden and Britain.
            It’s taken them 4 years to persuade Ecuador and Assange to agree to questioning.

          • Bruno

            I’d never underestimate the possibility of backdoor politicking and pressure from the US, though. Not that I necessarily believe that’s happening either.

  • karen in kalifornia

    Worth a read. Following back links from the earlier Roger Stone post today is the 2008, Jeffrey Toobin profile of scumbag Stone he wrote for the New Yorker. Definitely work a read. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/06/02/the-dirty-trickster The guy is certifiable. The last quote in the profile is Stone’s rule, “Politics isn’t about unifying people, it’s about dividing them and getting your fifty-one percent.” Despicable, which is several grades below Deplorable.

    • another_steve

      Unbelievable. The Clinton camp has so much material to work with. I don’t envy them, having to pick and choose what Trump horrors to highlight.

      I’m not sure why they haven’t been putting out more opposition research on Trump’s lunatic surrogates. Stone is far from alone in the deranged — and potentially dangerous — department.

    • Nowhereman

      The Donald surrounds himself with all the very classiest people. We’re gonna need a much much bigger basket. I have it on authority that hell is putting in a brand new circle:

      https://research.bowdoin.edu/dante-today/written-word/trump-circle/

  • PLAINTOM

    I think GARPA needs to work on that new invisibility screen, we installed on our drone fleet.

  • Kevin Perez

    Is he going to release Hillary damaging potpourri from the balcony? Why does he need a balcony?

    • Bruno

      He thinks he’s the Evita Peron of hackers?

  • Djurisk
    • TuuxKabin

      I hear your avatar!

      • Djurisk

        It drowns out all the Drumpf.

  • It was decided that his dump would more appropriately take place in the embassy bathroom.

  • StillALiberal

    What a COP OUT! The only reason this announcement has been cancelled is because it has been TRUMPED by Trumps tax revelations. You can’t release a much heralded October Surprise if it will be overshadowed by a much more important October Surprise.

    • RoFaWh

      That suggests that the October Surprise involves something about Ms. Clinton’s taxes or finances.

      Flash headline: Evidence found that Hillary gave money to the Girl Scouts! The scandal! The nerve of that woman!

      • Oh’behr

        She even bought too many girl scout cookies and had the gall to eat a whole package in one sitting by herself. What the world coming too !

        • StillALiberal

          And she claimed the cookies as a tax write-off!!! The gall of the woman!!

  • Lazycrockett

    I guess sharp shooter ninja warrior wizard Hillary Clinton can cancel her sudden trip to London Monday.

    • Friday

      Honestly I’d be surprised if that Ecuadorian embassy in London proved more than a light speed bump for anyone who wanted to get at him that sort of way. Of course who actually does.

  • Paula

    Someone needs to tell the rumor mill that CIA operatives are in London to take out Assange. Then sit back, do nothing and watch his delicious meltdown.

    • Gil

      It’s not a rumor….

      • Orly

        Shhh!

  • TexasBoy

    One wonders just how long the Ecuadorian Embassy is going to house, clothe and feed him.

    • kareemachan
      • Paula

        Fed him the traditional Fried Guinea Pigs that are served in Ecuador and Peru. I guess its an acquired taste.

        • Oh’behr

          Poor guinea pigs. I love the little squeakers. I suppose for me they’re like India and cows.

          • Paula

            Taste like chicken! I understand that many families keep guinea pigs for the purpose of eating them. I guess they start on dogs and cats after that. You don’t eat your pets! @&#$#!%$P^

          • Oh’behr

            Oh no, not meows and woofs !

            I suppose if I had to I’d eat guinea pig. It’s not like it’s a cat or dog. Yet I think I’d rather eat a chicken ..
            tofu burger …

            I don’t know.

            I’m a meat eater, yet have this conflict with seeing them also as smart beings too. Pigs can be smart. Goats. Yet one has to eat.

          • Paula

            Pigs? I am not fond of eating the flesh of an animal that was smarter than many of the students that I ever taught.

          • Reality.Bites

            One could possibly interpret that as a threat against Donald Trump. No way he’s as smart as a pig.

        • I can’t make myself eat any animal that, when it’s happy, sounds like a dog’s squeaky toy.

      • TuuxKabin

        Yum. Grubs. Iguana? And Cuy.

        • Oh’behr

          I’d be willing to try the last two. The first one. I’m skeptical. For me, it’s all early 1960s. The first one I’d still traumatized by when a sadistic elementary school teacher showed us a film about Aboriginal Australians eating raw grub worms. A film right before lunch time. Also that days lunch selection I recall was one of my favorite, toastie dogs, which was just a hot dog with cheese round a piece of toast. I think I choked down my toastie dog and milk thinking about grub worms still squirming while Aboriginals ate the worms.

          First world child problems, right. Lol.

          Well, that pic does show grilled grub worms. Whew !

          • Paula

            They should be toasted first to kill parasites in the grubs. I imagine that 40,000 years has made the Aborigines immune to them, though.

          • safari

            My school once had frozen banana day coincide with giving out sex ed condoms day.

          • Frog legs are DEE-lish, trust me on this.

            Yeah, it’s the typical “they taste like chicken” — only way, way better when fire-roasted.

          • Oh’behr

            I liked frogs legs as a child. Thank you for the reminder.

            My relative’s family stocked frogs, yet I didn’t participate in the slaughter. I was only 3 or 4 when I have the memory of eating frogs legs.

          • TuuxKabin

            I ate a lot of gusanos, in Oaxaca, and Yucatan. They were flash fried in red chili powder, with a squeeze of lime over them, they were pretty good. Grasshoppers too. Loved ’em.

      • To be fair, grubs are very nutritious and environmentally friendly to farm. As are many insects.

        • RoFaWh

          I hereby give you my share.

          • TuuxKabin

            Can I have some too?

          • stuckinthewoods

            You can have mine. After I read that these insects taste sort of like shrimp/lobster I did notice that our cats catch and eat them avidly especially the ones that like shrimp. And when the 17 year cicadas emerged clinic clients said their dogs gobbled them. We saw them because of diarrhea from their high fat content.

          • I’ve eaten field crickets, water beetles, and tarantula before. Grubs and meal worms don’t bother me none as long as they’re properly cooked and seasoned. Think of them as smaller versions of lobsters and not from the ocean.

      • Nowhereman

        And it all tastes just like the chicken that he is.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Treant

      “Thursday. Definitely Thursday.”

      • Bruno

        The balcony just needs a good wash and disinfect first, thus the delay.

        • PickyPecker

          I’m guessing the bunting didn’t arrive in time.

      • Stubenville

        (*Asthma permitting.)

        • TrollopeReader

          i actually use that line. *sigh*

      • “Did I say Thursday? I meant next Monday, for sure!”

        • Treant

          The seventeenth might be good. Let me check my schedule…

    • Todd20036

      Will Ms. Clinton be a delicious golden brown thoroughly marinated, and drizzled with a creamy sauce, garnished with capers and pearl onions?

      Is that what you mean by “done”?

  • Mister Don

    You mean Pope Julian won’t offer a malediction from the balcony?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • GayOldLady

    Perhaps Julian is thinking more long term. Like getting out the Embassy as a free man someday, which will never happen if he keeps fucking with our election process.

  • Friday

    Kind of wondering if Ecuador finally went, “Hells, no, you’re not using us for a stage for this BS,” or if they just want to pretend Hillary was going to be there with a sniper rifle to prevent their “devastating” thefts of boring emails from being revealed, for the benefit of the tinfoil hat brigade. 🙂

    • canoebum

      After Correa is gone, which won’t be long after Maduro from Venezuela, they are going to shove this guy out the front door and throw his baggage out after him.

      • I would pay to watch that.

  • Jeffrey

    HAHAHAHA, OH MY SIDES @balcony announcement. What’s new, Buenos Aires?

    • JayRock

      He almost has the hair for it. But. No.

      • Jeffrey

        He’s been growing it out for the chignon. Its not quite long enough so he’s putting it off another month. Otherwise the gown and jewels will look ridiculous with his hair down.

        • Assange is one scrunchie away from having a bro-bun, thus completing his final journey into terminal douchebaggery.

        • JayRock

          He’d have to shave those pits for the big arm-raise. I just barfed

  • GayOldLady

    Or maybe he’s thinking that it’s better to have President Putin as an enemy than President Hillary Clinton as an enemy.

  • David Milley

    More diversion, more distraction, more projection. The Trump campaign conducts business as usual.

  • PLAINTOM

    Maybe, just maybe, his defense lawyers told him the Swiss judicial officials aren’t buying his excuses as to why he can’t appear in a Swiss court if he feels so secure making well publicized public appearances.

  • Gerry Fisher

    …because it’s impossible to make that announcement without Assange on the balcony.

    • Ross

      My first thought as well.

  • safari

    Is he just going to exile himself there longer than any possible prison sentence for his alleged rape?

    • Reality.Bites

      Well I’d rather spend 10 years in an embassy than 1 year in jail. Embasssies have good food, plumbing, internet, etc.

  • Oikos

    Conservatives will has the sadz.

    • PickyPecker

      This week’s forecast: Mon: Sadz Tue: Sadz Wed: Sadz Thu: Sadz Fri: Sadz (my favorite)…and sadz predicted into the weekend.

    • Nut-bag conservatives will has the sadz.

      The mainstream conservatives are breathing a sigh of relief, because even though they don’t want to admit it publicly, they know goddamned well a Trump presidency would ruin the economy, the country, and potentially the continued survival of the human race, given his eagerness to start a nuclear war.

    • Ninja0980

      Angry Bernie/Stein bots as well.
      It really is amazing how they don’t seem to get that Bernie or anyone else that isn’t Republican would be getting the same amount of hate that Hillary and Obama are getting.

  • I’ve fallen into Assange’s trap: I’m wondering what Clinton revelation could be bad enough to make me okay with DT winning the election. I’m thinking it might involve food aid to some third world country coupled with a Soylent Green type scenario. Suffice it to say Trump’s undiluted odiousness has made the threshold pretty high.

  • bkmn

    What a clustertrump.

    • safari

      Taco bell does that to me

      • Happens to me on the rare occasions when I eat from a salad bar that doesn’t have properly installed sneeze guards.

  • cleos_mom

    Maybe they realized that it wasn’t a very good idea to announce a shocking surprise 3 days ahead of time. Or maybe Mister Julian wanted to redecorate the balcony for the occasion.

  • Treant

    I’m shocked. Shocked.

    Well, not that shocked.

    It set the media narrative for a couple hours, and now disappears like the nothingburger it always was.

    • Jeffrey

      Like a fart int he wind, so is pretty much every aspect of the Trump Campaign.

  • Jeffrey

    Somehow I have a feeling that the FBI (“I cant confirm if there is an investigation”) investigation of Trump and his lackey and their treasonous association with russian hackers and ponytailed douchebags has something to do with this.

    • Annie Coffman

      Good possibility.

  • Martin

    Well, I hope it’s nothing trivial.

  • EweTaw

    Joe, thanks for posting a different photo of Assange. I’ve been indecisive about cutting off my hair, which is exactly the same as on Assange’s head, but grizzled instead of white. He looks major ugly. I’ve just arranged to have a friend come over and give me a buzz cut.

    • Bruno

      He’s got a faux mullet going on.

      • Lazycrockett

        He looks like hes lost some weight which my feed into the cancer rumors.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I heard it was Zika contracted from housekeeping.

        • Silver Badger

          The lap band may account for some too.

      • Treant

        I’m thinking the Embassy doesn’t give him access to a stylist. It’s him, a bowl, and a pair of safety scissors.

        • Bruno

          And lots and lots of pomade.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      If you have any on top, leave it longish and brush up.

    • Silver Badger

      Don’t cut it off. Dye it purple with orange and green highlights.

  • Jeffrey

    PLEASE someone put Julian Assange’s face on Eva Peron for me. Goddammit I have no idea how to do that.

  • dcurlee

    A cowardly POS

  • Mark

    Hmmmm. So I guess Ass-angst is no longer able to channel Evita? No way I would ever shed a tear for that asshole.

  • Michael McReavy

    Perhaps Julian was afraid that Hillary would kill him like she killed Alex Jones. Oh, hold on. Still impatiently waiting for that hit to happen.

    • She has to wait until Obama stops procrastinating and seize all the guns, so her ninja-assassin can get one from the vault. Nearly eight years, and nothing.

      • PickyPecker

        Worst. Fascist. Ever.

        • Silver Badger

          It’s almost like she and President Obama aren’t even trying!

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Baloney. It’s all baloney. If there is anything that we don’t already know after 40 years of intense scrutiny, it’s made up baloney.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Baloney, Balcony…….I think you’re on to something.

  • Captain Obvious

    OT: Reminder: New Series Westworld, tonight, 9:00, HBO.

    Since it has been mentioned several times on this blog.

    • Thanks. I’d forgotten to set our DVR here. Done and done now, thanks to you.

    • EweTaw

      Beginning of the new season of Shameless on Showtime, as well.

      • Reality.Bites

        Episode one was released online a couple of weeks ago. So this means ANOTHER week to wait for episode 2?

        • Yep, ep 2 9th Oct.

        • EweTaw

          Got me? Talk to showtime/CBS.

  • Henry Auvil

    Wikileaks sounds like something that happens in the little boys’ room.

    • Silver Badger

      We all know how far reaching NAMLBA is. Thanks to Trump’s support, or so people are saying. It’s all over the interweb.

  • If Obama and Clinton were the monsters Assange makes them out to be, his head would be on a spike in the center of the Mall in DC.

  • PickyPecker

    OT: Just wanted to give a shout-out to those about to celebrate. A most prosperous 5777 to you!
    http://www.zingerbug.com/holidays/glitter_graphics/rosh_hashanah_apples.gif

    • TuuxKabin

      Oy, you’re such a dollingk!

  • John B.

    I’m getting so sick of this guy. It’s pretty clear by now that this
    isn’t about truth or transparency or revealing secrets, this is about
    disrupting the American presidential election. Otherwise they would have
    just revealed what they have, all at once. If they have anything truly
    damning about Hillary Clinton–and I suspect they don’t–it should have
    come out in time for the party to nominate another candidate so the
    party, the election, and the country could move on. But by dribbling it
    out like this, a bit at a time, they are prolonging it as much as
    possible, to do as much damage as possible and ultimately cast doubt not
    just on one of the candidates but on the entire election process.

    • joe ho

      He’s described his way of doing this as “quite a bit of fun”.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Dang! So we won’t get to learn Hillary Clinton’s a pointy-headed kitten-eater from outer space? Dang!

    • safari

      I think that kitten-eating might be the one thing that would cause people to not vote for their candidate.

    • Bruno

      Dagnabbit!

    • Traxley Launderette

      I’d still vote for her over the orange slimeball.

  • Oikos

    When will Obama send the pillow drones to the Ecuadorian Embassy?

    • Mark Neé Fuzz

      Or a barber at the least. Dude’s looking skeevy.

    • Silver Badger

      It worked with Scalia.

      • abel

        Shhh! Don’t reveal our secrets!

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Could it be there was never any fire, but just Assange and Stone blowing smoke out their asses?

    • Silver Badger

      Out or into?

  • sam

    maybe a “Certain Person” also did not make the 2nd money transfer………LOL…
    tax issues aside…………..

  • TexasBoy

    Or, perhaps, it was quietly suggested that the UK, and perhaps other EU countries, would cut diplomatic ties with Ecuador if he made a speech from the balcony.

    • ChrisMorley

      He’s spoken from the London embassy balcony to the press before with no problem. He’s an annoying shit, but he’s Ecuador’s and Sweden’s problem, not Britain’s.

      There’s not much point in the UK putting pressure on Ecuador right now, when the Swedish authorities will be involved in questioning him about all the sex offfences charges he faces on 21 October. The problem might soon resolve itself.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I also heard the current President of Ecuador’s not doing so hot so he’ll probably be replaced by someone who’s willing to trade Assange for foreign aid or something that will improve the economy.

        • Silver Badger

          Or perhaps a shiny penny and a stick of bubble gum.

        • ChrisMorley

          If he leaves the embassy, Britian is obliged to act on a European arrest warrant and deliver him to Sweden to face the sex charges.
          There’s nothing Ecuador’s current or future president can do to make that arrest warrant disappear and no way for Ecuador to stealthily slip him out of the country past British immigration and police at Heathrow airport.

          • Reality.Bites

            Well that would depend how many pieces they’re willing to cut him into

  • StraightGrandmother

    There was a story I think on Politico where a bunch of hacked e-mails were posted on a site called DCLeaks, they were password protected. Politico was given the password & read them. There was nothing there. I wonder if whoever hacked the e-mails didn’t get pissed off at Julien and decided to run them through DCLeaks instead?

    The e-mails were from a women who is the Assistant Director of Blair House, used to work for the Trump foundation maybe? Anyway Politico summarized the e-mails and there was literally nothing there.

  • KnownDonorDad

    It’s almost like those doomsday cults that need to reschedule when the date arrives and the world is still here.

  • StraightGrandmother

    If you read this story about Hillary’s e-mails, it’s a really great story, best one I have ever read that explains what was going on with her e-mails,
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/hillary-clinton-emails-2016-server-state-department-fbi-214307

    You will see that Hillary was not a big e-mailer. Her assistants had to hard print everything because she did not know how to use a desktop computer. She preferred meeting people in person. They tried to get her on an iPad but she only used it to read news stories.

    Just like every other time, there is going to be nothing, because there is nothing.

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s an internet leak why does he need the grand showing on a balcony from an embassy he is hiding? Don’t they have phones, wi-fi or internet inside?

    • bobbyjoe

      They have all those inside, but not the drama.

      And, oh, he needs the drama.

  • Dazzer

    I checked the weather forecast because it might have been cancelled because it would have been raining. It appears that’s not the case.

    What I think has probably gone on is that Assange will be claiming that he could be taken out by a sniper if he appears on the balcony and that the Royal and Diplomatic Protection police should be in any crowd to protect him.

    The Metropolitan Police will have told him – and the Ecuadorians – that they can only protect him if he steps out of the embassy – in which case the protection will take place in custody.

    The Ecuadorians will have invoked the Vienna Conventions and the police and Foreign Office will have replied that the host country doesn’t have to provide protection against deliberate acts of provocation, so they can fuck off.

    Assange will have bleated about his security, the Ecuadorians will have bleated to the British and the British will have promised to investigate thoroughly if Assange is shot by a sniper.

    This is a typical Assange wankfest game-play. He’s trying to pit different diplomatic agencies against each other. And his bluff has been called.

    What he’s now going to do is scream that Clinton-inspired CIA snipers are prepared to take him out in public – or perhaps that Sweden will insist that the members of ABBA reform and drag off his pathetic balcony and haul him off to Sweden to answer for allegedly raping a woman.

    CIA ‘activity’ will be backed up by some forged documents released by WikiLeaks via the Russians and Trumpanzees will start screaming about how Clinton is trying to silence political opponents

  • bambinoitaliano

    They have to resew the Eva Peron outfit.

    • Traxley Launderette

      Yeah, I get no Evita vibe from this asshole.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate, Michelle Obama saying “Whitey”, and now this. Yes, the world is going to crack open. Any day now. Believe me. Sad.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Are there no negotiations or ANYTHING going on to get that jackass out of there and put him somewhere where he can’t keep trying to control the outcome of our election? I’m hoping this cancellation has something to do with something going on along these lines.

  • kevin vincent

    I swear this Wilileaks thing makes me a nervous wreck the fact that Trumpers are celebrating an outside influence on our elections is disgusting but that don’t care they want to destroy the country and he could very well win hopefully I can survive this election without a nervous or mental breakdown

  • Bad Tom
  • Chris

    We also have to keep in mind that Ecuador is protecting him, and Ecuador’s president has already made his preferences known. He said that the backlash to a Trump presidency would drastically help the Latin American Left, he was supporting Hillary. He can’t be happy that a criminal sheltered in his embassy is attempting to influence the election using illegally hacked materials.

    • Cackalaquiano

      So, I don’t understand what Ecuador gains politically by continuing to harbor him. Could it be that Ecuador’s threatening to throw his ass out if he tries another big reveal? I sorta doubt that. My hunch is he doesn’t have anything particularly scandalous to reveal.

      • Circ09

        Ecuador keeps their govt. operating as status quo. If Assange has the goods on anyone it is members of the elite in Ecuador.

    • ian

      Indeed, that and perhaps Assange has nothing. Or little of consequence compared the Trump Tax reveal, by the NYT’s no less, still a highly respected newspaper, compared to Assange’s outlet.

  • ByronK

    I guess I am getting old because I look at him and just think “get a haircut and a job asshole”.

  • Henry Auvil

    Isn’t the name Julian Assange sorta synonymous with “security concerns”?

    • Tom Ato

      gary johnson…what is a ssange?

  • Max_1

    Oh darn… he’s not going ho hang himself from that balcony.

  • greenmanTN
    • Lazycrockett

      How dare you even think of associating ABC’s Martin Frey to such evil scum. You peasant.

  • Ninja0980

    I’m betting it was canceled because he doesn’t have anything.
    Otherwise it would have been released by now, especially when Trump was ahead and Clinton was getting hit with negative story after negative story.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    So since people are not afraid of Wikileaks OR Julian Assange, this threat is being back pedaled really really fast? Hillary was right in what she called them.

  • 2amor

    Please tell me the FBI has something to do with this……

    • Mikey

      I’d prefer the CIA having something to do with it.

  • houstonray

    From what I’ve been gathering from Right wing websites, the documents have something to do with the “appearance” that Hillary, as Secty State, made an arms deal with Syria/Libya (?) that somehow allowed those arms to get into the hands of ISIS.

    I’m sure there is WAAAAY more to it than something that simple, but this is what the gist seems to be.

    Needless to say, the Right + Hillary selling weapons + ISIS = wet dream

    • Ninja0980

      Iran Contra.. nuff said.

      • Stev84

        And supplying weapons to the mujahedin in Afghanistan

  • Tigernan Quinn

    I’m so sorry about your balcony announcement, Evita. Which is where that hair is heading, I guess.

    • Macbill

      Looking for a “little star quality.”

      • Mikey

        “Another suitcase in another Embassy”

        • Snarkaholic

          “You’ll still lie; you always have before…”

  • Queequeg

    If this were facebook, I’d post one of those laughing faces .

    • Robert Schaaf

      😂 Like this?

      • Queequeg

        Kinda.

  • Was the balcony already booked for that day?

    • Mikey

      Don’t cry for me Ecuado-oor… (meh, it’s a parody)

  • JDS

    He is just a fucking blowhard.

  • bobbyjoe

    Allow me to make an announcement from my balcony [dramatically raises arms]:

    It’s cocktail time!

    [goes back inside]

  • thatotherjean

    Good. This campaign does not need any more shit-stirring from the outside. Trump is doing a fine job on his own.

  • Gianni

    Someone should push that dickhead off the balcony into the waiting arms of the London police.

    • CatCope

      OK with ME!!

  • sword

    Does the US provide any foreign aid to Ecuador? If so, we do provide aid to a country that shelters an avowed enemy of the United States?

  • joe ho

    why is it wikileaks and not wikihacks?

  • CatCope

    Wasn’t he the dick at the ‘grassy knoll” with camera? No, too young. Mommy, daddy??

  • teeveedub

    I have an irresistible urge to go after that Eurotrash mudflap mullet of his with my hedge clippers. Are the Ecuadorians denying him access to his basic grooming needs?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Don’t Cry for Me, parking garage next to the Ecuadorian Embassy balcony above the curry place.

  • DutchBoy74

    We are trying to go to war with Syria and Russia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmE9Jj-rEVs

    US Peace council representatives testify at UN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp52Rm_ntbE

    Please call your representatives to stop this.

    We can not have a “no fly zone” in Syria. WE need to end the debilitating sanctions on Syria. The only winning answer is to work with the Russians and stop red baiting. Stop beating the drums of war.

    We are attacking those who would be allies.

    • Randy Ellicott

      We should work with the side that is indiscriminately bombing innocent bystanders stuck in the middle of a war zone? It’s not red baiting when the Russians are actually being evil. It’s descriptive.

  • kareemachan

    Is Julian trying to look like a Jedi knight?

  • Mawm

    She needs a balconey to make an announcement? Diva

  • Hryflex

    So, is he actually TRYING to look like Lucius Malfoy?

  • RJ Bone

    I wonder how many times he’s offered money to certain parties to “cancel” appearances or releases. Yeah, that’s a statement. This guys strikes me more as a mercenary than anything else.

  • johncAtl

    The Ecuadorian Embassy is surrounded by rooftops and windows. But I’m sure the US doesn’t have any snipers standing by in London.

  • JCF
  • Mikey

    is it my imagination, or ASSange beginning to look more and more like a villain from a cheap Asylum Studios “Die Hard” knock-off?

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  • mwest

    That Jesse says on his twitter feed that Assange will appear via video link to Berlin conference on Tuesday.

    If he has info on Hillary I don’t see why he needs to make a big announcement by balcony or by video. I think the conference is about Wikileaks 10 year anniversary .

  • SDG

    That man belongs in prison. Misogynistic, homophobic, egotistical ASSHOLE.

  • Mark

    What??? Maybe a little paranoia?? He must have netflix’d ‘American Sniper’.

  • Relativicus

    Credit where due, these folks definitely know how to play the rubes. If they had anything of substance, it would have come out months ago. But, if you cite “security concerns” for why you can’t release this week’s batch of “Question Raising”– cuz Hillz be dropping motherfuckers like crazy, yo — then your grift can go another few weeks.

  • Avenger280

    Since I’m at work, I’ll only refer to him as an Icky, assaultive creep-weasle (as opposed to what I’d REALLY like to call him)