Friday, January 19, 2018

Not sure how this helps

Should the people exposed to other types of propaganda be alerted?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

Now follow suit, the rest of you newsrooms

Calling Dr. Jackson

Should we start sending video clips of Trump speaking to Dr. Jackson?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

What a maroon

Not the same bill that I tweeted was a bad idea and then had to pretend that wasn't what I meant.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

He's actually Samson

From the Stormy Daniels interview:
And then I remember saying to him, “Ok well I have a question for you and it IS offensive.” And I asked him about his hair. I was like, “Dude, what’s up with that?” and he laughed and he said, “You know, everybody wants to give me a makeover and I’ve been offered all this money and all these free treatments.” And I was like, “What is the deal? Don’t you want to upgrade that? Come on, man.” He said that he thought that if he cut his hair or changed it, that he would lose his power and his wealth. And I laughed hysterically at him.


He kept rubbing my leg and was like, “You know, you’re so beautiful. I love your little nose, it’s like a little beet.” I go, “Did you say a beet? Like, what the f---?” I started giving him a hard time about it. And he goes, “No, no, no, no! It’s majestic. It’s a very smart nose, like an eagle.”

  In Touch
A beet. An eagle. Real charmer.

Not that she comes off as a class act, but hey. She's a porn star.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

We can relax about terrorism now

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

Supremes block democracy in North Carolina

The Supreme Court has blocked a lower court's order requiring North Carolina's legislature to redraw the state's congressional district boundaries for this year's elections.

The justices appear to have split, 7-2, in deciding to put on hold the ruling that tossed out the state's map as "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" in favor of Republicans. The map will likely remain in effect for the 2018 midterm elections.


The stay request the high court granted Thursday was made by several Republican leaders of the North Carolina legislature.

Of course it was.
The lower court ruling said GOP leaders' improperly considered partisan vote history in redrawing the lines two years ago to comply with a court ruling that struck down the previous map as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The map, the court ruled, was drawn to ensure Republicans controlled 10 of the state's 13 House seats, despite the fact the state is divided roughly equally between voters who typically prefer Democrats, and those who prefer Republicans.


The Supreme Court's move does not necessarily mean it will hear arguments in the case. The justices are currently considering a case out of Wisconsin that raises the issue of partisan gerrymandering and whether it can be so severe that it violates voters' constitutional rights. The apparent, 7-2 split by the justices Thursday could mean that they are reluctant to upend the status quo in North Carolina before the high court attempts to clarify the legal question through the Wisconsin case.
I'm not feeling encouraged.

Will we be in the era of democracy deconstruction until at least seven Supreme Court judges die?

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

Interesting defense of Trump: He doesn't have time to understand

Amid questions over whether President Donald Trump understands how a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government works, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) defended the President, saying Trump doesn’t have time to fully understand the “weeds” of the 30-day budget bill the House is set to vote on Thursday.

He doesn't have time, because he's too busy watching Fox & Friends and tweet-whining when he doesn't get enough positive publicity. Reports are that Trump doesn't go to work until around 11 am, and then quits around 6 pm. And we all know that he goes golfing most weekends.
“He’s got nuclear missile threats out of North Korea that he has to pay some attention to. He’s got the potential of a nuclearized Iran he has to pay attention to.”
He didn't seem to be paying attention when Hawaii falsely pushed an incoming missile threat. He hasn't tweeted anything about Iran in a very long time, and his attention to North Korea has been in the form of throwing out insulting names at Kim Jong Un. Busy, buys, busy.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

A racist Trump appointee? Who could have guessed?

Carl Higbie resigned as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a spokeswoman for the department told CNN.

Higbie declined a request for comment from The Hill.

CNCS was created in 1993 and oversees initiatives such as AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund.

Higbie’s resignation follows a CNN review of his past comments on radio appearances in which he makes disparaging remarks about multiple minority groups.

CNN found audio of a June 2013 radio appearance, when Higbie said, “I just don’t like Muslim people.”

“Well people are like, ‘well, you can’t hate somebody just for being Muslim.’ It’s like, yeah, I can,” Higbie said.

In a December 2013 appearance, Higbie suggested black women think “breeding is a form of government employment,” CNN uncovered.

Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, also made critical remarks of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, saying the illness is “a trait of a weak mind."

  The Hill
I would like to know what the screening process is for people who want a job in the Trump administration.

Actually, I'm surprised when they step down over their obvious racism.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was reportedly denied use of a special access area at Newark airport on Thursday and redirected to the line for the general public, according to reports.


The entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to Bloomberg, was the entrance Christie used for eight years as governor of the state. It is reserved for airport personnel or flyers who require additional security personnel to accompany them. The former governor was traveling with a New Jersey State Trooper, who was providing security.


New Jersey governors are permitted to travel with one state trooper as part of a security entourage for up to six months after leaving office, at their request, according to Bloomberg.


Christie pushed back on reports on Twitter, calling them untrue and explaining that he was simply directed by officers to the wrong entrance when they arrived at the airport. Neither entrance, he says, was the special entrance he used as governor.

  The Hill

Take a moment to shed a tear for ex-VIP Christ Christie.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.