President Trump, who was not in Washington working on relief efforts, Russian hacking, Health Care, infrastructure or North Korea, dedicated a golf trophy to the victims in Puerto Rico while golfing in New jersey. They might have appreciated the effort, except that they don’t have fucking electricity to see their President insult them.
The Drudge Report frequently screams that Trump’s polling is up. But the truth is, only one polling company ever cites such a thing, and it’s Rasmussen. They find Trump’s approval ratings 10-20% higher than the dozens of legitimate pollsters. Because they make it up. And now this; conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen has accused scientists of falsifying data about global warming. It’s important to understand how Trump, Russia, and Rasmussen twist the facts to fit their narrative. Again, and again.
Trump’s racist undertones are not so subtle these days, but never more then when he says that owners are “afraid” of the players. Think about that. White billionaires are afraid of mostly African-American players. Actually, the owners should be afraid of failing ratings, CTE, and having an ally like the current POTUS, a man whose mocks women, minorities, the disabled, a war hero turned US Senator, and most notably for the NFL, be afraid Trump who will turn on “friends” at any moment? Fear the players? No, fear this F*ck.
Never underestimate the ability of Americans to miss the f*ckin point. This never was about the flag, it’s about young, African-American males getting shot at a rate 21x the rest of America. They took a knee to a three-hundred year old drinking song with racist lyrics. And now elected officials want to deny funding to teams, and even cities where players are protesting. And while Trump successfully wedges us against his insane base, Puerto Rico suffers, North Korea escalates, and Americans worry about pre-existing conditions. Just shoot me.
I am, unfortunately, old enough to remember the cold war. And here’s what I remember most; In the event of a nuclear attack, You’re fucked. Any public official who pretends that there are government contingencies for a nuclear attack are at the best “full of shit,” and at the worst, “full of shit and they don’t know they are full of shit.” As Trump dangerously escalates his sophomoric name-calling with Kim, we can only hope that the North Korean president is a skilled actor who can see that our president is sociopathic freak. And hope he displays remarkable restraint toward a man who might only know restraint when it’s in the form of a straightjacket.
I understand that Trump’s initial plan is working. He’s losing on both Russia and Health Care, so he bloats out new racist blather, hoping it will distract us from his treasonous acts and political failure. Who would do that? We are approaching a point where serious people need to consider these two words; President Pence.
Whether it’s lies about access, coverage, pre-existing conditions, or even having read the very shit they lie about, the Affordable Care Act, the GOPenises, (thanks Jimmy) are close to pulling a fast one over the very Americans who voted them in. Irony isn’t dead, it’s back with a vengeance.
The Washington Post
The right-wing version of the Rat Pack, Milo, Coulter and now Ben Shapiro, were all abuzz at the speculation of Berkeley, once the home of “free speech,” imploding upon their visits. And at first, there were violent outbursts, (although some evidence pointed to right-wing provocateurs) but Shapiro’s visit caused nothing more than a whimper, disappointing the salivating Hannitys, Limbaughs, and the rest of the mouth-breathing GOP.
I love when “Liberal” is used as a pejorative. If by “liberal” you mean “get it the fuck right?” Well, I’m guilty. The real problem with the “non-liberal” press is the real narrative is too difficult to sell to their audience. But that’s condescending, and untrue.
The Daily Beast
Holy Shit. They just asked, “Will liberals try to remove 9/11 memorials the same way they tried to remove confederate statues?” Doocy and his couch lizards are to journalism what a pearl necklace is to jewelry.