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]

From <Right Wing Watch>

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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Thunder Returns!

 Posted by at 10:14 am  Politics
Dec 062016
 

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It's been too long since I've been able to dedicate an entire article to Samantha Bee, but she has returned and is jumping on the Fuhrer and its Reich in a way that only she can.  She is holding onto a title a Republican gave her last season and has given the first Thunder award.  Please Pardon my abbreviation.

Eroding Electoral Confidence

 

God help the reflecting pool. Kudos NC for reclaiming McCrorystan.

The Big Lie

 

Sam did a great job of satirizing the Fuhrer's BS in Bullshitology!

\And the Thunder Cunt Goes To

Thunder Strikes Again!!

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Dec 052016
 

It’s a chilly morning here in Portland.  It didn’t snow, but the temperature just warmed up to 36°.  My shoulder is improving.  I hope your weekend was safe and happy, but guess what?  It’s OGIM time!!  Oh God, It’s Monday!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:01 (average 4:59).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Almost Ecstasy:

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There is no true ecstasy with Republican Rectum Rage coming.

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From Daily Kos (Classic 10/2014)(Hat-Tip Pat A): Living with a cat for the first time, you quickly pick up on its behavioral quirks, many of which are common among other cats. What you soon find out is that cats aren’t Republican. Here are 12 reasons why not:

1. Cats are curious about what you do in your bedroom, but they don’t try to legislate away your freedom to do it.
2. Cats may take away your cushion, but they’ll give it back to you with a gentle push.
3. Cats give you attention and sympathy when you’re sick.
4. Females are treated with importance in the cat world.
5. Cats make use of solar power, often all day long.
6. Cats lick their own problems and take care of other cats too.

I shared six. Click through for the other six. Since CAT is where it’s AT, if even one fellow feline became a Republican, that would be a CATastrophe.

From NY Times: No one has offered more vivid testimony about the power of money in politics than Donald Trump has in describing his personal history of writing campaign checks to sway politicians. He claims great success in what he calls “a broken system” of special interests. “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do,” he said last year in an interview with The Wall Street Journal [Murdoch delinked]. “As a businessman I need that.”

He took his eyewitness accounting a step further in the primary debates, noting that some of his presidential rivals had previously done well by his checkbook. “Most of the people on this stage I’ve given to, just so you understand, a lot of money,” he said. On the trail, Mr. Trump firmly promised reform: “Our campaign is about breaking up the special interest monopoly in Washington, D.C.”

All the more reason to sigh in regret, more than surprise, at the scale of big-money contributions from corporate and private donors that President-elect Trump’s inaugural committee is soliciting for its celebrations next month. Tiers of V.I.P. donors have been created, aiming to raise up to $75 million from special interests, which won’t be forgotten when the new administration gets down to governing.

The money tree is topped by a million-dollar-plus bracket promising donors a “candlelight dinner,” where Mr. Trump and his wife, Melania, will drop by; a lunch with cabinet appointees and Republican congressional leaders; and special entree to inaugural balls and parties. The tiers bottom out at $25,000, the cheapest ticket in a kind of garage sale for plutocrats.

Will people ever start believing me, when I say that the only difference between the Fuhrer and other Republican politicians and pundits is that he proclaims what they dog whistle?

From Huffington Post: Our country’s privileged few used to exert their control through political surrogates. Now, thanks to Donald Trump, they’re taking a more hands-on approach.

If it weren’t for his appeals to hate, it would be easy to understand why so many voters were taken in by Trump. It’s not just that the middle class is dying, or that wages have flatlined and inequality has soared. It’s that there is real fear behind those numbers.

Millions of Americans, of all races, genders, religions, and national origin, are living in economic fear and distress. Two-thirds of us would have trouble meeting a $1,000 emergency.

That kind of economy is a breeding ground for grift. Studies like those conducted by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research confirm what professional con artists have always known: people in financial distress are easier marks.

And make no mistake about it: Donald Trump is a con artist. Trump voters have been taken in by a grift so shameless he might as well have pretended to be calling from the IRS.

Trump was always a Trojan horse for the 0.01 percent. And now he’s forming a government of, by, and for the very elites he campaigned against.

Click through for a fascinating read on the Fuhrer’s coming Reich: government of, by and for the 0.01%.

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Fuhrer Tanks China Relations

 Posted by at 10:45 am  Politics
Dec 032016
 

I, for one, have been concerned that Drumpfenfarten, Fuhrer of the Republican Rectum-Rage Reich, has been refusing foreign intelligence briefings, claiming to get information from other sources (Kremlin, perhaps?).  He just tanked our China relations so badly, that without major damage control, we may find ourselves back in a cold war with China. 

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President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan’s president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes office.

Mr. Trump’s office said he had spoken with the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen, “who offered her congratulations.” He is believed to be the first president or president-elect who has spoken to a Taiwanese leader since at least 1979, when the United States severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan as part of its recognition of the People’s Republic of China.

In the statement, Mr. Trump’s office said the two leaders had noted “the close economic, political, and security ties” between Taiwan and the United States. Mr. Trump, it said, “also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year.”

Mr. Trump’s motives in taking the call, which lasted more than 10 minutes, were not clear. In a Twitter message late Friday, he said [Twit Tweet delinked] Ms. Tsai “CALLED ME.”… [emphasis added]

From <NY Times>

Lets dispense with the idiotic "called me" excuse.  First, if I called the Fuhrer, it wouldn’t pick up the phone.  The call would go to a low level aide, who would want to know who I was and what I wanted.  If that aide thought it worthwhile, I’d be passed to a mid-level aide, who would grill me for much more detailed information.  If i passed that test, I’d be passed to a high level aide for the final vetting of my call.  If I passed, we would find a time that fit both the Fuhrer’s and my schedules, and I’d be given a special number to call at that time.  I would call the Fuhrer at the appointed time, and only then would it answer the phone.  Second, given the long-term absence of US formal relations with Taiwan, Ms. Tsai would have no reason to call, unless she had reason to believe it would be well received.  In short, the "CALLED ME" claim is a Republican Lie.  That call was prearranged!

Rachel Maddow covered the incident in much more detail and discussed it with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT).

Did the Fuhrer understand the impact of what it was doing? There is no way to tell. Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten is certainly devious enough to return us to a cold war footing with China intentionally. However, the Fuhrer is also stupid enough to have had no idea what he was doing.

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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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