Dickhead Donald is all about "Winning". Every time he talks about himself and what he's doing that word is in there. Of course if you're forced to go on a second round of victory tours to convince people of how "winning" you are, clearly your record isn't speaking for itself.
President Donald Trump is out of Washington for the weekend. His plans include meetings at his Mar-a-Lago estate and a campaign rally in central Florida.
On Twitter Saturday, Trump touted his "many meetings this weekend at The Southern White House" and his "big" speech in Melbourne later in the day. He added: "A lot to talk about!"
Trump is trying to regain his footing following a series of crises that have threatened his young administration. (AP)
So the whole notion that his record of "winning" would speak for itself seems to be somewhat in jeopardy. And while most presidents enjoy a honeymoon period after their election, DD's post-winning (the electoral college) period seems better characterized as a dismal-moon with chaos, defections, misinformation, misspellings and blatant lies.
Oh and let's not forget about the hate, because he's really good at the schoolyard bully tweets:
I feel sorry for Rosie 's new partner in love whose parents are devastated at the thought of their daughter being with @Rosie--a true loser.
You must admit that Bryant Gumbel is one of the dumbest racists around - an arrogant dope with no talent. Failed at CBS etc-why still on TV?
I loved beating these two terrible human beings. I would never recommend that anyone use her lawyer, he is a total loser! (DD)
That is the current president, speaking for himself in his own words. Wow, isn't he "winning"?
Because judges, being both educated and qualified, are not sufficiently ignorant to be swayed by moronic arguments.
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- In a case that could have broad legal implications for the country, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Christian florist could not use her faith to justify refusing service for a gay couple's wedding.
Lawyers for the defendant, Baronelle Stutzman, pledged they would appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case began in 2013 in the city of Richland, Wash., when a gay couple, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, contacted Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flower Shop, to provide flowers for their wedding. Though Stutzman knew the couple were gay and had sold them flowers before, she refused to do so for the nuptials, saying her Christian faith restricted marriage to between a man and a woman and participating in the ceremony would violate her religious beliefs.[..]
The justices drew on the civil rights era debate over segregated and whites-only lunch counters to rule in the couple's favor.
"[This case] is no more about access to flowers than civil rights cases in the 1960s were about access to sandwiches," the justices wrote in a 59-page decision. "Public accommodations laws do not simply guarantee access to goods or services. Instead, they serve a broader societal purpose: eradicating barriers to the equal treatment of all citizens."
So there you go, proof (and logic) positive that "religious freedom" is just a glossy coat on the steaming pile of shit that's actually called discrimination. You're a BUSINESS, not a fucking artist, you plunk flowers into a vase based on a pre-made picture that shows you how. If you choose to HAVE a business you are required to serve EVERYONE EQUALLY. Too bad you don't like how your customer looks, or what they believe in, or even whom they choose to love. TOO FUCKING BAD because you have to sell to them whether you like it or not.
Religious fucktards have been empowered and emboldened by conservatives, deluded into believing that all of the nation needs to align with their ideals and, when they don't, forced into adhering. Oddly, the courts aren't agreeing, even if politicians like to blame the judiciary for being uncontrolled and reactionary, the truth is they're only upholding the laws as they are logically and unemotionally applied. As they apply to EVERYONE, not just the people who want to be right.
I'm happy about that. And it makes me hopeful that after conservatives beat their head bloody against the law in an attempt to deny equality to the LBGT community that then maybe women will get a chance for their freedom as well. Screw conservatives, screw your hate, your tiny brains and hearts. I see a future where your rhetoric will be marginalized into the background as the noise it truly is.
Because it's a GOOD thing to put guns into the hands of the certifiably insane.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.
On a vote of 57-43, the Senate backed the resolution, just one of several early steps by the Republican-led Congress to undo regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama. The House had passed the measure earlier this year. The White House has signaled Trump will sign the legislation.
The Obama rule would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
It's hard to understand why the GOP feels the need to enable crazy fuckers to own guns, especially when there's documented history of crazies being the ones who have used said weapons to kill as many people as they can. Such as children. But no, the NRA wants to enable everyone and anyone to have a gun to kill, kill, kill. Because killing is cool or something. And no, it's not about self defense because certified wack jobs like Lanza and Holmes weren't being threatened by elementary school kids or a theater full of moviegoers, really not.
I'm pretty sick of the whole "I need a gun" bullshit. No, no you fucking don't. You don't need a gun. ESPECIALLY if you're stupid-crazy. Wanna hunt? Sure, go nuts. But you don't need a pistol or an AR for that. Going to overthrow the government? Right, go ahead try it and get back to me on that too. Because someone is going to invade your home and take you hostage?
The ratio for 2012, per the Violence Policy Center, was one justifiable killing for every 32 murders, suicides or accidental deaths (the ratio increases to 38-1 over the five-year period ending in 2012). (LA Times)
Yeah the statistics don't support that. You're more likely to shoot a family member or just fuck up and shoot yourself instead. But hey, the GOP loves sucking NRA dick because John Wayne and Clint Eastwood ok?
What a fucking stupid way to govern.
There you go, campaign promise kept: families broken, dreams destroyed, it's not so easy to face when the concept of "ridding the nation of illegal immigrants" becomes actual humans in actual chains. Here look at it.
"DIFFERENT RULES A federal raid aimed at illegal immigrants in Long Island last month angered local officials who objected to the lack of warrants. Credit Pool photo by Michael Schwartz (NYT)"
Happy now? Do you feel safer? Prouder? More american? If the answer is yes then either you're a liar, a fucking psychopath who takes pleasure in the pain of others, a heartless fucktard or deliberately ignorant. Congratulations on your victory. Too bad it tastes like vomit.
One of those detainees has two U.S.-born children, no criminal background, and has spent years living in the United States. Another one was considered a “gang member” simply because of old speeding tickets and tattoos.
Go on, pat yourself on the back. Job well done.
To the Trumps the Presidency is only a way to make a LOT of money. It has nothing to do with actually contributing to the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Melania Trump expected to develop "multi-million dollar business relationships" tied to her presence in the White House, according to a lawsuit she filed. And she has yet to step away from the companies that manage royalties from her name-branded products, business documents show.
Ethics watchdogs worry that Mrs. Trump seems to be inappropriately trying to profit from a high-profile position that is usually centered on public service.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House has "counseled" a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump's fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible! -Dickhead Donald
It's either jaw-dropping or awe-inspiring, whichever, the level of blatant GREED involved. One might think, in fact I'm sure very many hoped, that Dickhead Donald would at some point start acting like a president and boy oh boy has he proven them wrong. In fact it's pretty fair to say he's gotten only worse and we're barely into his tenure. The Clintons were bashed over book deals and speaking engagements, but compared to this? Wow, not even several orders of magnitude within comparison. Even as president Dickhead can find more time to complain about how other businesses are negatively affecting his and why he should be getting MORE money, MORE attention, he still has yet to address the SMALL business person whom he pledged to empower.
Laws? Pffft. He's taking a leaf from Putins playbook, the laws don't apply when you're president. They only apply to everyone else. Including ones he's only just thought up.
Fuck Free Melania, Fuck Ivanka and fuck the entire tRump troupe. Did you vote for him? Are you not sorry yet? No? Then fuck you too.
If Obama was the great "Explainer in Chief" we now have this asshole as president. But hey, he can have TWO titles.
"All over Europe it's happening. It's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that." -Dickhead Donald
He would have won the popular vote. More people came to his inauguration. Terror events are not reported. The press, ALL OF THEM (except maybe Fox) are liars. Deny. I didn't say it, even if you have it on tape, I didn't say that. That's not what I meant. It's not even one month and every sane person is fucking sick of hearing excuse after excuse for the baby-man who became king.
On Air Force One, before a smaller audience, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump did not really mean that terrorist attacks received no coverage. Trump's actual complaint, he said, was that such acts don't get enough attention. (AP)
Want a fact? I'll give you one: this asshole acts, speaks and thinks JUST like someone who I know for a fact is delusional. Sufficiently deranged that his spouse was told to pack her bag and keep it in her car at all times, just in case. And I'm not the only one to notice that the pattern of lies, and self-aggrandizing bullshit is at dangerous levels.
Maybe the question has crossed your mind: Is Donald Trump a psychopath?
An expert on the personality disorder took a crack at answering that question and found the GOP nominee to be even more psychopathic than Adolf Hitler. (Daily News)
Hitler was pretty popular too when he was elected. Now it's America's turn and instead of Jews we're going after immigrants. So, which side are you on? Friends with an immigrant? Would you turn them in to the police? Because that's where we're going.
Not mine. I didn't vote for him.
President Donald Trump has told a Texas sheriff they could "destroy" the career of a state lawmaker trying to reform asset forfeiture laws that critics say police abuse as a funding source.
Trump's comment Tuesday drew laughs during a meeting with sheriffs in the White House. The remark followed Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson's criticism of an unnamed state senator who believes police shouldn't receive forfeiture money unless a case ends in conviction.
Trump responded: "Who is the state senator? Do you want to give his name? We'll destroy his career." (AP)
Now there, tRump voters, doesn't that make you proud? The president of the US saying he's going to help destroy any politician who he doesn't agree with? What's that about "divided we fall?"
Well, I guess that's next then. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Because it's going to take a LOT more time and effort to find out what the public is actually entitled to know.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws.[..] The statement said the documents will still be available through Freedom of Information Act requests, which can be costly for the general public and sometimes take months or years to obtain.
So let's get this straight, the process of "draining the swap" actually means LESS transparency? It's like watching a magic show where the magician hides behind a curtain during the process of every trick. Convincing? Yeah no. Not really.
Yes folks if you really thought that der tRump was going to "Drain the Swamp" you were sadly, sadly mistaken. Rather I'd characterize his actions as driving through the swamp at high speed in an airboat shooting indiscriminately and screaming "Yeeeeehaw!" as the spectators are covered in swamp-slush. Oh and then letting big businesses dump all their pollution into it for free so it turns into a steaming cesspool too vile to support any life at all. And declaring it a big success. Yep, that's about right.
Then just buy people who will sell you their support.
Donald Trump used to regularly give press conferences. [..] The last one came more than five months ago. [..] Now, nine days before his presidential inauguration, the Trump press conference is back - and it turns out he hasn't lost a controversial step. Before getting into the give-and-take with reporters, however, Mr Trump explained why it had been so long.
"We stopped having them because we were getting a lot inaccurate news," he said.
In other words, he was punishing the press for what he saw as unfair treatment. On Wednesday, instead of punishing the press with his absence, he would punish them with his presence. (BBC)
Trump mocks reporters, offers up obvious bullshit and is aghast when people don't swallow it and it upsets him. He's used to a world where he was surrounded with yes-men, people who agreed because they were paid to, because they wanted some of his money. Now it's not the money any more and Trump is confused why everyone else just won't fall in line.
So... when faced with the fact that he can't just have everyone's support, he does what any good businessman does: buys some anyway.
During the press conference, Mr Trump would deliver a sharp rebuke and be greeted with applause. Mr Trump would crack a joke followed by laughter. Mr Trump would ask a rhetorical question, and get a chorus of responses.
It was enough to make some viewers wonder whether the normally reserved reporters were throwing their lot in with the soon-to-be president.
In fact, the animated reactions were coming from Trump supporters, political staff and business employees who were crammed into the Trump Tower lobby along with journalists.
Given that Mr Trump seems to draw energy from a welcoming crowd, stacking a press conference with a friendly audience may not be a bad idea from a strategic standpoint.
Good thing America has proven that it can continue without any real government, because what was just a poorly functioning machine is now a broken clown-car up on blocks. I'm also keen to see just how long the GOP wants to support their clown-prince. He's quick to turn and attack, he makes obviously stupid shit up, he plays with deadly things.
Boy I can't wait for the first UN briefing, can you? It's going to make Hussain and Kim Jong look like wanna-be's!
Because, you know, who the fuck cares about little girls. Their future is only to be sluts or whores.
A judge in the US state of Montana, who gave a 60-day jail term to a man for having sex with his 12-year-old daughter, has faced growing calls for his removal.
The 40-year-old father of three's sentence also included a 30-year suspended prison term.
District Judge John McKeon has defended himself, saying the victim's mother and grandmother opposed a jail sentence.[..]
The judge also cited a letter from the victim's mother, in which she acknowledged the "horrible" nature of the crime, but asked for leniency.[..]
"He has two sons that still love him and need their father in their lives, even with very understandable restrictions. I would like to see my children have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father.
Abusers raising more abusers aided and abetted by former victims, that's what you're seeing here. A mother AND grandmother saying to the judge "oh please go easy on this MAN because his SONS need him and his daughter is already damaged goods and not worth consideration." And guess what? It worked! The judge said "Yeah, huh, you bitches know your place don'cha!"
Yeah raping your pre-teen daughter isn't a big deal in Montana in 2016, nor really is it going to be a big deal in Trmup-merica where grabbing women by the pussy and molesting them is:
a) their fault
b) the right of every red-blooded American (only males need apply)
c) a point of pride because it means you're successful
d) all of the above
Gotta love it. Yes vote Trump so more daughters can be thrown in the trash like they deserve.
When faced with the LITERAL description of the Antichrist, true believers will try and vote him into office. When faced with someone NOTHING like the devil, people will shoot to kill. It's a fucked up world.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he killed his newlywed wife with a crossbow in their Philadelphia home.[..] Prosecutors at the preliminary hearing played a videotaped statement in which Kuzan said he thought his wife "was Satan" and thought "the Apocalypse was about to start."
So a husband can take a crossbow to his bride and yet no one feels a bit disturbed at a man with brimstone colored skin and a gold toupee running for president even if he fits the LITERAL description of the antichrist.
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.
? 2 Thessalonians 2:1?4 NRSV (1989)
I am your voice, said Trump. I alone can fix it. I will restore law and order. He did not appeal to prayer, or to God. He did not ask Americans to measure him against their values, or to hold him responsible for living up to them. He did not ask for their help. He asked them to place their faith in him. (the Atlantic)
And in case you've still any doubt, consider the seven deadly sins...
A proud (vain) look
A lying tongue.
Hands that shed innocent blood
A heart that deviseth wicked acts
Feet that be swift in running to mischief
A false witness that speaketh lies
He that soweth discord among brethren
Trump. The antichrist? No, not really. But that's only because I'm an atheist. Now if I really did believe in god then I would be scared as fuck.
And that's putting it nicely.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.[..]
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Christian conservative and strong defender of the law, called the NCAA's decision "shameful extortion."[..]
"Everybody should be concerned about lost revenue, but I don't put a price tag on our women and girls of any kind," Forest said. He added: "It's just unbelievable to me to think that these entities would think that it's OK to invade the privacy or security of a woman or a girl in a shower or a locker room."
So here it is: SHOW ME THE PROOF THAT YOUR LAW PROTECTS ANYONE DIPSHIT DAN. Because we both know you don't have any proof. Your bullshit fearmongering is a fabrication of your congealed brain. Transgender people are NOT a threat and the fact that your troglodyte mentality holds sway in your tiny world doesn't mean that anyone else will buy your syphilitic rhetoric. I'm genuinely sorry that you're afraid of change, that you can't respect the rights and self-determination of others but you're free (since you were elected) to run your state into the ground through your ignorance and hate.
Enjoy yourself fucktard, but history isn't going to be kind to ignorant assholes like you, and neither am I.
It's hard to deny the assholery in this.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.
EpiPens are injection devices used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The average cost was more than six times that in May, according to the Elsevier Clinical Solutions' Gold Standard Drug Database.[..]
A two-dose package sold for an average $608 in May, according to the Elsevier database, and has possibly risen since then.
In a statement issued Monday, Mylan said it has savings programs for patients and is also offering free EpiPens to schools. The company said around half of U.S. schools are participating in that program.
Be it noted for the record that the CEO of said pharma giant gave herself a multi-million dollar bonus on the heels of a massive profit spike. Be it also noted that said cuntbag also is the daughter of a well known politician.
Yeah sure, HALF of the schools are in your program, but with the price being hiked up to SIX TIMES the original cost the other half who are not in the program are more than covering that cost, enough so that a rich businesswoman who was already fucking raking in millions could rake in even more. HOW'S THAT MONEY TASTE? LIKE GREED AMIRITE?
Heather Bresch made $18.9 million total compensation in 2015, 7.7 times greater than her $2.45 million pay when she was Mylan's president in 2007. Her predecessor as CEO made almost $15 million in 2007, according to SEC filings.
Hard to imagine how Heather lives with herself. People with allergies can and probably will die, if not from lack of medication then from poverty. All so you can make an extra 12 MILLION.
I hope the senate and public opinion roasts you alive. In case you're wondering there's a guy named Martin Shkreli who might give you some advice. I hear he has lots of time on his hands these days...
I've never had any respect for Assmange or Snowden. Frankly I'm pleased with where they are right now, one locked like Rapunzel in a tiny room and the other in a country that doesn't have any issues at all with extrajudicial killings. Thus shit like this doesn't surprise me at all.
In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary citizens while many hundreds more have had sensitive family, financial or identity records posted to the web. In two particularly egregious cases, WikiLeaks named teenage rape victims. In a third case, the site published the name of a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay, an extraordinary move given that homosexuality can lead to social ostracism, a prison sentence or even death in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom. (AP)
Yes transparency. Everything should be transparent, even things that could cost people their lives. Sure. And who gets to decide? When you publish private information that is STOLEN it makes you a shitbag. Plain and simple. Clearly Wikileaks doesn't care who the fuck gets caught in the crossfire as long as it gets them PR. Change the world? Bitch please. All you did was make it worse. For everyone.
Back when Franz Ferdinand and his wife got shot, assholes who decided that their views were best expressed through violence and murder were called anarchists. To be fair there is a pacifist school of anarchy, but as you probably suspect no one really knows about them. Generally blowing the holy shit out of someone or something is far more newsworthy and so we generally associate anarchists with bombs, guns and death.
It might be confusing, but anarchists are not independent of government resources or other larger organizations. Indeed the anarchists that shot Franz and Sophie were well funded and armed by such organizations who decided that treaties, laws and agreements made by legitimate agencies (as far as the majority were concerned) didn't apply to them. Basically the best way to get what they wanted was to kill people. Of course it resulted in World War I which let to II but it's doubtful that even if they'd been told of the extraordinary pain and suffering their acts were going to cause that they'd care. Because, you know, bombs and stuff.
At some point anarchistic terrorism became a thing but it's still unclear as to why, since ultimately it's the same methodology and the same results: killing people to get what you want. What I suspect is that the word terrorism became popular to try and distinguish anarchy from a political viewpoint and make it sound dirty. The problem is that terrorism has now developed a cachet, a desired status that makes it more important today - whereas anarchy doesn't represent anything other than chaos. To me at least anarchy doesn't pretend to have a principle, it just says "I want to destroy for destruction's sake, kill everyone, trash everything without reason or logic" and I'd love to see it applied to the modern day evil that masquerades as political entities. It's also far harder to recruit people today to be "anarchists" rather than terrorists.
I think there are benefits to calling random fucktards anarchists because it removes any misconception that there was a "purpose". Murder has no purpose, and it shouldn't be associated with any. Don't explain WHY someone did it, just call them an anarchist and move on.
Answer to the first question: Less than nothing.
Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother [Waseem Azeem] in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.
Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one alongside a Muslim cleric.
Police say she was strangled to death.
Cases of women being killed for 'dishonouring' their family are commonplace in Pakistan. (BBC)
Of course it's not just Pakistan, but Pakistani's like to pride themselves on "being educated", and "being different". Truth is, they are no different.
If Islam wants to change then it needs to start by treating ALL people equally, regardless of money, caste and gender. And the only way for that to happen is for Islam to eliminate all existing Imams and replace them with ones who actually ARE educated.
I have no problem tolerating Islam, but I have an insurmountable issue with institutionalized discrimination, hate, murder, and oppression, none of which can or should be tolerated INCLUDING symbols of these things.
Fuck Pakistan. Please, just keep blowing yourself up.
Qandeel Baloch killed by her brother.
Over the family's honor.
I'm sure the family's honor is now saved by having a murderer in the house. (Twitter)
A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 80 people and injuring dozens, officials say.
There is no why. There is no reason. There is no logic. There is only hate. And the only way to win is to drop the guise of civility and demonstrate what happens when civility is threatened.
Nothing, other than their death, will end these attacks, because as long as support remains - as long as civility enables and allows the expression of hate under "free speech", enables and allows primitive values under the guise of "tolerance", this shit will continue.
There is no other cheek to turn any more.