Donald Trump has ponied alongside evangelicals for a while now, and they’ve done a good job at holding their noses. But ironically, it wasn’t a dead child in Florida that made them stand up to the idiot at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, it was an elephant.
Trump lifted the Obama sanctions against the poaching of elephants in Africa after Donnie and Eric Trump bitched about not being able to kill more endangered species, and that brought out some unusual responses.
“Please @realDonaldTrump, stick with your good instinct on this. We do NOT want to reward animal poaching. You will alienate independents & conservationists! #RespectAllofGodsEarth” said Laura Ingraham, a critic of gun control when aimed at elephants, but apparently not children. Other conservatives are also criticizing the move.
(Exhale) I don’t know when this nightmare will end, but if Congress and the GOP don’t move soon, another endangered species might find themselves in the crosshairs of the magnificently stupid.
In reference to recent political comments by NBA superstar Lebron James, FOX spokeshole, Laura Ingraham told LeBron to “shut up and dribble.” She really said that. The woman who quizzes “Kid Rock” about his political ambitions has the balls to tell a man who donates millions to charitable organizations, and who currently is funding and supporting projects that help children and families in need, to “shut up?
I’m sure Lebron just smiles. He’s been treated worse by smarter and more sinister right-wing knuckle-draggers. But Laura? Seriously? Stick to interviewing Scott Baio on his thoughts on climate change. Because your latest shot?
The Nunes memo, to be released as early as today, is a political hit job authored by the White House and its closest ally in congress, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The memo purportedly claims that the FBI illegally investigated Trump aid Carter Page. A cursory Google search on Carter Page quickly reveals his deep, long, and complicated ties with Russian oligarchs, “consultants,” and political operatives — you know, what we used to in a more innocent time call “spies.” Carter Page was actively and successfully recruited by Russian spies long before he served on the Trump campaign. Investigating him and all other attacks on American sovereignty is the FBI’s bread and butter, not a left-wing conspiracy.
This Nunes memo, Trump hopes, is the fire alarm that will create so much chaos that no one will mind as he continues to roll out his slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre. But it won’t work. The American people see right through it.
Melania won’t be joining her marriage-of-convenience husband Donald Trump on his visit to Davos, the Illuminati con-fab held high in the Swiss Alps at some Bond-villain lair. Can you blame her? Would you want to hang out with your spouse days after his torrid affair with a porn star was splashed all over world media? I mean, being married to him is bad enough, but this? There’s a limit, even for Melania.
Sure, her staff assures us there were schedule conflicts. Yeah right. Her presence at Davos has been scheduled forever. She was even slated to give a speech. This is an abrupt about face.
There’s only so much of Trump’s bullshit you can take. I wonder where our limit is.
If Melania wants to spend some quality time with the Donald, she can just read his deranged Tweets like the rest of us.
A turd is a turd, no matter how many times you call it a diamond.
Trump et al are constantly bitching about negative press coverage. But that’s like a dead high wire performer blaming gravity. The President’s 24/7 shit show, shit storm, shit hole…whatever…begs the obvious question; where is something positive that we can report? Let’s go down the list.
Trump’s words, his past, his actions against women, people of color, Muslims, Mexicans and 40 years of questionable business with mobsters and Russians. Pence? Lies about Flynn, Russian contacts. His cabinet? Perry, Pruitt, Devos, Tillerson, Homeland Security…they all have questionable comments, actions, illegalities. It just goes on and on.
I mean, I’m really trying. And you know what? There’s nothing there. The only good Trump news is a forthcoming indictment.
But I’ll keep looking.
Trump’s attack on Haiti and African nations, describing them as shitholes, exposes yet again the president’s deep seeded racism. What really shocked me was Trump saying that we should instead encourage immigration from countries like Norway. He’s not even trying to hide his hate for people of color. (Remember, Trump was fined by Justice back in the late 70’s when he was preventing blacks from renting his properties.) But that’s not the surprise.
I was shocked at FOX news’s Jesse Waters, who defended Trump’s comments.
“This is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar,” Watters told his co-hosts. “If you’re at a bar, and you’re in Wisconsin, and you think they’re bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger, this is how some people talk,” he said.
No Jesse. It’s how ignorant shitholes talk.
FOX News: Your GPS can’t find ShitHole, but your mirror can.
The news that actress Michelle Williams received the AFTRA-SAG minimum of $80 per day while Mark Wahlberg got $1.5 million for reshooting “All The Money In The World” makes me insane. The irony is so rich; the re-shoot was necessary because a man, Kevin Spacey, was using sex as power, and was caught. So the producers threw him out of the film, that’s good, but then paid Michelle Williams a thousand times less than Wahlberg. And the truth is this; she’s a much better actor than Wahlberg. She acts circles around most men, as she did in Manchester By The Sea. And this part really pisses me off; in the spirit of the #metoo movement, at first she offered to shoot for free, but the producers wouldn’t let her. The union said she needed to be paid that $80 bucks.
Wahlberg has a racist background, he committed a hate crime as a younger man, and now wears his religion on his sleeve. But my real beef is with the other men. The ones in the shadows. One can only hope that their time is up.
Trump campaigned on a lie. The lie is a simple one, propagated by the GOP for years, that a smaller government means less taxes. And it does, but not for them. This 2018 tax bill reduces corporate taxes by over 30%, meaning billions in lost revenue. But who does that really hurt? The answer is surprisingly simple; the very ones who embraced it.
Take the deep south. Please. The individual mandate, a tax that the conservative leaning Supreme Court upheld, has been eliminated. And that means that people in poor areas will not have health insurance, and instead will show up at local hospitals, who will be forced to treat them, and as we have already begun to see, will go bankrupt and be forced to close.
It’s just the beginning for poor white people who have been lied to again.
While every other public opinion company, at least those following ethical guidelines for conducting polls, still have Trump in the 30’s, Rasmussen has Trump’s approval rating at 46% and FOX news and Drudge lead with the number. But when you examine the practices, you find that it’s total partisan bullshit, intended only to support Trump’s stutter of a presidency. The methods are suspect, to say the least, and the results don’t match with literally dozens of accredited experts.
That’s not what really bothers me however. It’s that Trump’s followers, who blindly believe the FOX coverage of the Rasmussen’s numbers, are the ones most impacted by his twisted folly. It’s tragic irony at it’s best. So, tell your Trump friends to do a little forensic citizenship. The news they think is fake, may one day soon take their jobs, and possibly their lives.
President Trump’s daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, one a senior White House advisor and the other named after a jewelry store, posted a video of themselves in bikinis blowing kisses to the American people. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like the princesses of the oligarchy mindlessly reminding all of the rest of America just how f***ing rich and privileged they are. If there was still one remaining shred of decency, dignity, and gravitas left in this presidency (there wasn’t) it’s gone now.