Dec 082016
 

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Here is the eighty-ninth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. In the past, it has been my policy to deny Republicans more that one parade, but I have decided to change that.  With the advent of a Republican Reich and the character of their new Fuhrer, Republicans now have the opportunity to do evil at levels they could only imagine before.  Today’s honoree is Republican conspiracy theorist and fake news agent Alex Jones.  He is so honored for posting a special message on pizzagate.  His last award was in 2013

1208JonesAt midnight last night, Alex Jones posted a special message on his Facebook page about “Pizzagate,” the bizarre conspiracy theory popularized by fake news websites and right-wing conspiracy outlets—including Jones’s InfoWars [hate delinked]—that a Washington, D.C., pizzeria houses a secret pedophile ring led by Hillary Clinton and her closest advisers.

While Jones did not mention it in his video, an armed man was arrested yesterday after entering and firing shots inside the restaurant, claiming he was there to “self-investigate” the Pizzagate claims. The restaurant and nearby businesses have faced harassment and threats for GOPweeks as false claims have spread through the far-right news swamp that the restaurant hosts an underground tunnel network where the rich and powerful abuse and traffic children.

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump surrogate Michael Flynn—now the president-elect’s pick to be national security adviser—shared a fake news website’s sorry that claimed that Clinton was part of a pedophile network. Flynn’s son, who is involved with Trump’s transition team, continued to promote [tweeting twit delinked] Pizzagate claims on the day of the incident.

In the video he posted last night, Jones, standing next to a Christmas tree, criticized CNN and other major news outlets, insisting that they are the real purveyors of fake news while InfoWars and other Pizzagate investigators are merely trying to uncover the truth.

Jones claimed that a number of political figures, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, participate in child sex acts, a conclusion that Jones arrived at after he uncovered supposed pedophile code words in emails from Podesta that were released by WikiLeaks. He claimed that elites have parties “where they’re drinking blood and they bring little kids to the party—I don’t know if it’s human sacrifice but they have little kids at these parties.”… [emphasis added]

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No matter how hateful I say this Republican is, it pales before the video.  Do not play if youngsters are present.

Extreme Barf Bag Alert!! This will make you sick!

 

What more can I say?  Jones is a Republican.

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Dec 072016
 

After doing my research this morning, I rested and had a later than normal lunch, because when Wendy comes on Wednesdays to give the stinky TomCat a flea bath, we have supper later than usual.  After I finish my work, I'll lay down for a couple hours.  It's a good day to support veterans.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today's took me 3:44 (average 5:07).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Trump May Have Just Flushed US Economy Down the Toilet

 

I agree with Keith across the board with one exception. Calling the Fuhrer a shitty businessman is an insult to the millions of shitty businesspeople who are far more qualified than it is.

From National Popular Vote: Take Action Now – Tell Your Legislators to Pass National Popular Vote

If you ate a US citizen, please click through to email your own state legislators. I did.

From Think Progress: Why is the Trump team requesting security clearances for conspiracy theorists? Pence won’t answer.

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Although General Flynn was not personally involved in the Pizzagate scam, he, the Fuhrer's national Security Director, was the conspiracy theorist who originated the fake news that Bill and Hillary Clinton run a sex slavery ring.

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In 2016, the attack came on November 8 and was far more devastating.

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Dec 062016
 

It’s 36° in chilly Portland with a low of 25° forecast tonight.  Fortunately the heat is working properly.  I hope you survived Monday with a minimum of suffering.  Today is grocery order day, but because of a Fred Meyer event, Store to Door can’t shop and deliver until Friday.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:31 (average 4:48).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Report:

Here’s the latest from our own fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends.

Scores:

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Once again, there must be a tear in the space-time continuum, because I actually won!

Standings:

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Congrats to Rob for leading the league.  I’m still in the cellar.  This coming week is the last of our regular season.  After that, the top eight teams enter three weeks of playoffs.  I actually have a long-shot chance of sliding into eighth place.

Short Takes:

From The New Yorker: In his first public statement since Donald Trump chose him to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson said on Monday that the Bible “makes absolutely no mention of housing or urban development.”

Carson said that, when Trump initially asked him to accept the post, “the first thing I did was check the Bible to see if there was anything about housing or urban development in there, and much to my dismay there was not.”

“As you can well imagine, I did not want to be in charge of something that the Bible does not condone,” he said. “But then I realized that perhaps the Lord wants me to take this job so that I can banish housing and urban development from the earth.”

Andy, that’s not too far from the truth. He has said that forbidding racial discrimination in housing is "Communist" and must be stopped.

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Trump is Steering Us Toward International Disaster | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

Amen Keith! God help us!

From NY Times:

Edgar M. Welch, a 28-year-old father of two from Salisbury, N.C., recently read online that Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant in northwest Washington, was harboring young children as sex slaves as part of a child-abuse ring led by Hillary Clinton.

The articles making those allegations were widespread across the web, appearing on sites including Facebook and Twitter. Apparently concerned, Mr. Welch drove about six hours on Sunday from his home to Comet Ping Pong to see the situation for himself, according to court documents. Not long after arriving at the pizzeria, the police said, he fired from an assault-like AR-15 rifle. The police arrested him. They found a rifle and a handgun in the restaurant. No one was hurt.

In an arraignment on Monday, a heavily tattooed Mr. Welch, wearing a white jumpsuit and shackles, was ordered held. According to the criminal complaint, he told the authorities that he was armed to help rescue children but that he surrendered peacefully after finding no evidence that “children were being harbored in the restaurant.” He was charged with four counts, including felony assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a gun without a license outside a home or business.

Unbeknown to Mr. Welch, what he had been reading online were fake news articles about Comet Ping Pong, which have swollen in number over time. The false articles against the pizzeria began appearing on social networks and websites in late October, not long before the presidential election, with the restaurant identified as being the headquarters for a child-trafficking ring.

The articles were soon exposed as false by publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the fact-checking website Snopes. But the debunking did not squash the conspiracy theories about Comet Ping Pong — instead, it led to the opposite.

For the record, Comet Ping Pong is owned by a gay man and has been used as a venue for Democratic functions. That’s why Trump’s deplorables and Alt-Right Nazis at 4chan targeted it for violence.

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Republicans are working hard for de facto repeal.

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Nov 302016
 

I’m waiting for my grocery delivery from Store to Door to arrive.  My shoulder, which is still quite painful, will make putting them away more difficult and unpleasant.  Later Wendy is coming to sanitize the stinky TomCat.  I think I’ll feed her cheese dawgs.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:40 (average 5:13).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From KP Daily Funnies: Donald Trump sings "White Christmas"

 

That has long been the favorite song of the racist Republican Reich.

From Daily Kos: The AP’s standards blog just posted a piece about how to use the term ‘alt-right’ when writing articles. Considering the Associated Press provides the style guidelines for newspapers and magazines nationwide, this clarification is a big deal. Here’s the sweet and succinct “usage” section.

“Alt-right” (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be used in quotes or modified as in the “self-described” or “so-called alt-right” in stories discussing what the movement says about itself.

Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.

I would edit Nazi or white supremacist to read, Nazi, white supremacist or Republican.

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Can Donald Trump Possibly Believe What He’s Saying? | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Everything Keith said was true. I wish I were wrong about that.

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It failed that time, but it can be done.

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Nov 282016
 

My shoulder interfered with my sleep last night, so please pardon my brevity.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:28 (average 4:07).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Agony:

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Short Takes:

From Politico: President-elect Donald Trump on Monday threatened to unravel President Barack Obama’s progress with Cuba unless the communist nation accedes to his terms.

“If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.

Translation: Better Deal for the Cuban People = Cuban government subsidies for Trump Towers Havana.

From TPM: At least three mosques in California have received a letter warning that Muslims will be physically endangered now that Donald Trump has won the White House.

The Orange County Register reported Saturday that Islamic centers in Long Beach, Claremont and San Jose received photocopies of the same handwritten letter calling Muslims “vile,” “evil,” and “the children of Satan.” Signed “Americans for a Better Way,” the letter warns that with Trump’s election, a “day of reckoning has arrived” for American Muslims.

“He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again,” it reads. “And he’s going to start with you Muslims. He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

Behold the love of Republican Supply-side Jesus, the opposite of the real Jesus.  This is the Fuhrer’s interpretation of the First Amendment.

From NY Times: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts [Fuhrer delinked] voicing anger about a three-state recount push.

“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Mr. Trump wrote Sunday afternoon.

Bullshit!!

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Nov 282016
 

There was a one week reprieve from the "5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week" series, and it now looks like Alternet author Janet Allon has a new series, the "Despicable Things …This Week", or words to that effect.  I'm sure Trump won't disappoint in providing suitable material for her new series.  Here is her second article, and like her previous series, guaranteed to have you doing deep sighs and shaking your head.

 

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Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving week leaking his potential cabinet picks, making Mitt Romney grovel and turning down security briefings. He also made the time to sit down with the New York Times to flatter and lie to them, which seemed to have inexplicably fooled the paper of record into saying look, he's not that bad. The… Continue reading »

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