Jul/09
2017

Apparently when you set the bar low enough, everyone feels compelled to lower their standards. I guess this is why we have the term "lowest common denominator."

July 7 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence, who ignored a "Do Not Touch" sign during a tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center this week, blamed his viral faux pas on Marco Rubio.

On Thursday, Pence was photographed with his hand on a piece of flight hardware belonging to the Orion spacecraft. A sign just above Pence's hand read: "Critical Space Flight Hardware 'DO NOT TOUCH.'" The event was captured on film and quickly spread across news outlets and social media.

Apparently Mama Pence didn't slap little Mikey hard enough when he was a tyke, because the first lesson of visiting never fully registered. When shit says "DON'T FUCKING TOUCH" it applies to everyone else AND you.

It's nice to see the arrogance and stupidity being demonstrated by the current executives setting the standard for US enshrined in all aspects of their behavior. When presented with the honor of seeing the best space technology the nation has to offer, they act like brats even going to far as to point fingers at each other instead of being adults and taking responsibility for their own stupidity.

Hey Pence, I dare you to go touch a grizzly bear in Yellowstone! Go on, please? Or dare Rubio to. Either way.

Jul/08
2017

Back when Bill and Hillary were tacking the immutable problem of National Healthcare, people took Hillary to task for trying to intrude on her husband's domain. The GOP kept up the constant howl of "No one voted for her." Now, of course they are deathly silent on the fact that Dickhead's daughter just can hop in and "keep his seat warm". Law degree? Prior experience? Demonstrated abilities? None. Just like her Daddy though.

In an unusual move Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald's seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday.

The US president had stepped away for a meeting with the Indonesian leader during the G20 meeting.

Ms Trump is an adviser to her father, but a leader's absence is usually covered by high-ranking officials.

A BBC correspondent at the summit said he could recall no similar precedent. There has been widespread criticism on social media.(BBC)

Yep, it's pretty awesome how Dickhead puts his darling daughter up there, when the rest of the world prefers intelligent, qualified, educated, experienced veterans. It would be like a surgeon bringing his toddler to come play doctor while the patient was still on the table. But Dickhead doesn't think and doesn't need to, so I guess just about anybody would be a fair substitute after all...

Jul/08
2017

Dickhead seems to have greatness and relevancy confused, although in truth he has about as much of either.

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

Dickhead said that America did too much for too many. His plan now is to do precisely the opposite. In the process he's taking away US influence, and neutralizing the US presence in global affairs that will affect the nation anyway.

It's nice to know that the world will carry on without us. I just pity the next poor fool stuck with trying to regain all that we're losing due to incompetence and chumpdickery.

Jul/07
2017

Helping educate Americans is NOT her goal: her goal is to use education to make money and ensure that those who cannot afford the same quality of education as the wealthy will never rise above their poverty.

July 6 (UPI) -- A group of 18 states is suing the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the decision to delay implementation of protections for students at for-profit colleges.

The lawsuit seeks a court order to force DeVos to implement a rule, drafted under former President Barack Obama, that was scheduled to go into effect in June known as the Borrower Defense Rule. It would make it easier for students who took out loans to attend for-profit colleges later found to be fraudulent to have those loans forgiven.

DeVos, a proponent of for-profit colleges, delayed implementation, saying the department needed to further study the ramifications of the new regulation.

Unabashed evil. That's our Betsy. In the US access to education is supposed to be an enshrined right, but Betsy-Evil doesn't see all citizens as equal. In her twisted mind religion is the only education the poor need or should have access to, because they're never going to have a job that requires more than a high school education. College, is and should be exclusively for the exclusive, the wealthy, the few, the 1%.

Anyone who can POSSIBLY need to review a rule that PROTECTS students from fake colleges, and shysters trying to take their money is the definition of EVIL.

Betsy, you're a fucking evil, cunt-whore and I hope you choke on your next glass of champagne. Amen.

Jul/06
2017

Because stupid people do stupid things with their stupid guns.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities say an argument between two Indianapolis-area neighbors, including one riding a lawnmower, escalated into across-the-fence gunfire.

A video provided by the Johnson County prosecutor's office shows the two trading insults June 27 before 59-year-old Jeffrey S. Weigle - apparently cutting grass at the time - pulls out a handgun.

The video then shows 49-year-old Indianapolis firefighter Dean Keller fire his gun and Weigle returning fire.

Ok these two guys, who are clearly old enough to know better, wind up endangering themselves and others because they got into an argument. Really. If they didn't have the guns I'm willing to bet that neither one would have gotten off their duff to get a stick, bat, rake, bow and arrow, rock or whatever to attack the other person. It would have been too much damn work.

But pulling out a gun and pointing it? Easy. It's the lazy-man's deterrent but it sure the fuck didn't work now did it? It's stupid and they're stupid. In fact the whole thing is just too stupid to go on about.

Jul/05
2017

And if you believe it is, as you post things you WOULD be ashamed to say in real life, then you get what you deserve when you're outed.

The Reddit user who created the CNN wrestling gif adapted and shared by President Donald Trump has apologised for racist and anti-Semitic comments.

But CNN has been accused of "blackmail" by prominent alt right social media influencers following the broadcaster's investigation into the Reddit user's identity (BBC)

Now, suddenly, trolls everywhere are panic stricken. When the shield of anonymity is stripped and sunlight starts their pale, shriveled flesh smoking, trolls everywhere start second guessing and post-deleting.

Free speech? Hmmm, let's think on that a moment.

a) A bully, who supports the king of bullies is suddenly all upset because he's being bullied? Yahno, not sad. b) If you're ok to spew threats and anti-social, hateful rhetoric online why should you need anonymity to do it? Only if you were a whimp-ass, pussy-boy I guess. c) No one was actually threatened. With anything. That's just more troll-shit.

CNN has not revealed the true identity of the user, who also took steps to delete offensive material he had posted, including racist posts, but said it "reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change".

So IF you stand on a street corner and start screaming hate at people it's no surprise that they'll remember and treat you poorly the next time you show up, screaming or not. IF you put something out on the internet WITHOUT taking steps to cover your trail (and it's pretty damn hard to do 100% effectively) and you get found out, well, the same.

Bottom line: if you don't want people to think you're an asshole, then just don't be one. And to all the poor trolls out there on the right who are nervous about their ability to post their misery, well, it's up to you guys isn't it? If you really believe in what you say, why do you have to hide hmmm?

Jul/04
2017

When Chris is nailed by the media for closing a public beach and using it JUST for himself and his family, his response is "well if YOU want your own public beach then YOU should be governor." This is just a watered down version of Dickhead's "Well, I'm President and they're not." Thing is, Chris doesn't have Chrispanzees of his own to go into full-on howler monkey support. So he just comes across as a fat, white, arrogant, GOP asshole.

Christie is getting blistered online and in the real world after he was photographed with his family soaking up the sun on a beach that he had closed to the public over the Fourth of July weekend because of a government shutdown.

A deeply unpopular Republican serving out his final six months in office, Christie was lambasted Monday as selfish and arrogant, and jokesters online inserted the picture of him in sandals, shorts and a T-shirt into various photos and movie and TV scenes. (AP)

He also managed to drag up the tattered, raggedy excuse that he had already "promised to go to his mansion" over the weekend, so he was just "keeping his promise". I'm sorry? Do you know NOTHING about history? Maybe you're just treading sand and not eating cake, but you're a fucking joke. The result will be a public excoriation. Not to say it's not deserving, nor does it seem that Chris really cares what the public thinks since it's fair to assume that he's not running for office ever again. BUT, he does live in the state, unless he's planning to run away from that too...

"It is hard to imagine a worse optic for public relations on a hot July day. Pollsters may find out how low approval ratings can go in New Jersey," said Fairleigh Dickinson University political science professor Peter Woolley.

Maybe he's still on the tRump train, hoping to pull some of that negative energy away from Dickhead In Chief? Either way, he's merely hanging on to Dickhead's skirts, neither big enough (uh huh), nasty enough, or negative enough to hold a candle to the worst president the US has ever had. Sorry it wasn't you Chrissie!

Actually not.

Jul/03
2017

Because if you just kill the poor then someone has to clean up the mess. Freezing them to death instead is much, much neater.

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for low-income Americans, claiming it's no longer necessary and rife with fraud. People needn't worry about being left in the cold, he says, because utilities cannot cut off customers in the dead of winter.

But he is wrong on all counts. (AP)

Dickhead Donald is and continues to be wrong. It's kind of awesome, in a post-disaster sort of way, to watch. I mean things are already pretty fucking shitty so you keep thinking, how much shitter can it really get? And Dickhead keeps surpassing himself.

Yes, the poor don't NEED heat. And heating companies will just give away fuel when it costs the most.

If you wonder what sort of world Dickhead lives in, just remember: it's his world, we just happen to be here too. The less well off, maybe not for much longer.

Jul/02
2017

Dickhead Donald doesn't have much of an attention span or intellectual capacity. So it stands to reason that the National Enquirer is his reading material of choice. The sad truth is their relationship goes far beyond that.

Mr Trump is a good friend to the Enquirer and vice versa. He has penned self-aggrandising first-person pieces for the magazine and can reportedly be relied on to deliver a small sales boost when he's on the cover.

He is also quite literally a friend to the magazine's owner, David Pecker, chief executive of publisher American Media Incorporated. The two have been close for decades. During the campaign, Mr Trump was the beneficiary of the magazine's first presidential endorsement in its 90-year history.

Here are some recent Enquirer cover stories on the president: "How Trump will win!"; "Trump takes charge!"; and "Trump must build the wall!". (BBC)

The tabloid rag is just that, a tabloid rag. No one has ever quoted the shitter-paper without trying to make a joke out of it. Fun point: Dickhead, in his elevation of the "paper" has made HIMSELF a joke by using the paper as a means to spread his cult of personality.

Again, this is what tRumpanzees wanted, a "president" who makes positive headlines only in a media form that believes in children slaves on Mars, that Justice Scalia was murdered by a hooker and that there are survivors still alive in the Titanic waiting to be saved.

Jul/02
2017

So much for separation of church and state...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit.

Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches and other nonprofits from backing candidates, so now they are trying to starve it. With little fanfare, a House Appropriations subcommittee added a provision that would deny money to the IRS to enforce the 63-year-old law to a bill to fund the Treasury Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies.

The subcommittee passed the bill Thursday.

The GOP likes to prey on the feeble minded and weak spirited. And what better way to do it than from the pulpit? If you're in a church (because, let's be realistic here folks, they're not talking about Mosques or Temples, the GOP thinks there's only one religion in the world: christianity) you've already suspended both your belief in reality and your own self-determination. It becomes even more ironic when they go after support for causes that actually do HARM to those they're courting for votes. Health care? Not for you, you have god right? Help the poor, or elderly? Well Jesus said he'd care for them, so let him, they don't need our money. Love your neighbor? Not if they're dark skinned, gay or liberal, in which case god wants you to kill (just like the jihadi's only with a cross not a scimitar.)

So the GOP, after gerrymandering the fuck out of every state they could, they're now trying to weaponize religion for their own benefit. It's not a democracy they're after, just a christian state based on the same model as Iran. Guns, religion, big money and oil. And everyone else can go fuck themselves.

Jul/01
2017

Most of us have jobs, things we're paid to do. When I see someone constantly on Facebook during working hours I generally think they're wasting time. It's not that I don't waste time too, I read the news headlines three four times a day. But usually only for a few minutes to see what has happened. There are people, however, who spend a good quarter to a third of their time online, chatting, posting and liking crap on their social media accounts.

Those people are NOT pulling their weight, imho, those people should genuinely get dinged on their performance because even if you're NOT spending all your time focused on what the job is paying you to do you should at least GIVE THE FUCKING APPEARANCE OF CARING.

Unlike, say, the current president...

Kellyanne Conway says the president had the right to fight back against critics, but she isn't endorsing his attack on the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Conway is a senior adviser to Trump. She said on ABC's "Good Morning America," ''I didn't say I endorsed his attacks; I never said that. Bottom line, I endorse his ability to connect on social media with Americans." (AP)

Ok it's one thing to "connect" to the public by providing vital information about decisions and events that effect the nation. It's completely ANOTHER thing to just constantly talk about yourself. From what I can tell Dickhead doesn't spend more than a fraction of his day on policy, running the nation, doing the job he is being paid to do. What he does spend all his limited attention and brainpower on is his image and what people are saying about him.

Dickhead doesn't get it, and his stooges and toadies aren't going to inform him otherwise. But then again, no one exists in his world EXCEPT him, so I guess that's not really a surprise.

Funny how ultra-patriotic fucks can hate on Kim Jong Whatever and Saddam Hussein and then go and elect someone from exactly the same mold. I guess it explains why Dictators just keep happening.

Jun/29
2017

And you have NO idea who I'm referring to either... do you?

Congressional Republicans and Democrats are speaking as one in criticizing President Donald Trump's crude tweet about a female cable TV anchor.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Trump's tweet "really saddens me because it is so beneath the dignity of the president of the United States to engage in such behavior."[..]

The first lady's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said Melania Trump has long said that "when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder."

Melania Trump has said that she hopes to use her White House position to combat cyberbullying (AP)

Presidents get insulted. That's a thing. Anyone who is a public image will have their share of haters, but as adults we learn that slinging shit isn't appropriate... even if in "self defense". Hillary was labelled with every hateful, misogynistic epithet in the book and yet the worst she came back with, after all the provocation, was "deplorable". That's presidential timber. Dickhead on the other hand has such notorious quotes as "grab them by the pussy", "blood coming out of her eyes, coming out of her wherever", and now "bleeding badly from a face-lift".

I'm sorry how is this in any way "presidential"? Well, we know the answer to that. But the clowns wanted a king, and I guess they have one.

As for Mel, she's going to have a hard time getting people to believe that her goal is to prevent cyber bullying when her husband is bully number one. Also, since she IS raising a child, she might want to explain that just "punching people back ten times harder" isn't a solution that will let you stay in school. If you don't want to spend your life in detention that is.

Jun/28
2017

Guns. You have to love the amazing people who think they're amazing. Because... amazing!

Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.

The couple's three-year-old child and nearly 30 onlookers watched as she fired the fatal bullet into his chest.

Ruiz's aunt said they did it to increase their social media following. (BBC)

So, Mona is pregnant with the second child, both of which had the dubious honor of being present in some form or another at their Dad's death. You have to wonder what kind of testing Pedro did, since this was ostensibly his idea to begin with. In case you're curious it was a Desert Eagle and a "hard cover encyclopedia".

I'm guessing he used a thicker letter like 'd' or 'e'. He probably would have done better just to use "a" with both of the above.

Or maybe, he shouldn't have done it at all. But then again, where's the fame in that? He sure is famous now.

Jun/27
2017

After tens of votes to repeal the AHCA the GOP is in a dog-sweat to shove through a "replacement" and pat themselves on the back. You'd think, however, that maybe juuuuust maybe some of them might want to read it first. And get non-partisan opinions. And the results of analyses.

But that would be bad IF the deal itself had major flaws right?

"It's a big complicated subject, we've got a lot discussions going on, and we're still optimistic we're going to get there," McConnell told reporters after the lunch. (AP)

McConnell thought that by drafting it in secret, by not letting anyone SEE the development that they couldn't form a solid opinion when they did finally see the finished product. He desperately wanted the kudos now, and didn't care much at all about who might be effected.

But other senators, other GOP senators DID care, maybe not about people dying from lack of coverage but for their own totally orthogonal reasons.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill.[..]

Moderate Republicans were concerned that too many people would lose health coverage under the bill while conservatives said it wouldn't do enough to reduce premiums.

So the rich donors get their kickbacks so they can keep pouring their donations into the GOP coffers. That was the main focus of what Mitchy really wanted to do. Killing the poor through lack of coverage was just an added bonus. Now that the word is out, and before the vote, before July 4th which would have seen lots of loud self-congratulations to cover the howls of dismay, it will be just a tiny bit harder for the GOP to move ahead with their "death panels" (oh wait, they don't need death panels because it's just a simple calculation - if you don't need subsidized healthcare then you win, everyone else can go suck it.)

But if the GOP can't kill the poor by yanking their access to medical care, they CAN just make sure they're exposed to more poisons in the air, water, ground and... of course, global warming.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act.

Yep, death to everyone who can't afford bottled water and their own medical coverage. Just fuck 'em. It's not like this administration isn't overt in its distaste for the poor, it just wants a bigger gap between the haves and the have nots. Like a 6' gap. Straight down.

Jun/26
2017

Savant + Idiot - Savant = tRump. And the worst part is that it's rubbing off on all of us.

Wayne Fields, a Washington University professor who has studied political rhetoric, said Trump appeared to be co-opting terms like collusion and obstruction as part of a larger strategy to "invalidate" some of the arguments made against him.

"You take words and you do everything you can to make them meaningless. You take any kind of precision out of public discourse so it can't be used against you," Fields said.

Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit who has written about public corruption, said Trump appeared to be taking the term "obstruction," which means impeding an investigation, and applying it to a decision by his predecessor not to pursue an investigation as vigorously as possible.

"Inaction is not an obstruction, but of course it has some potency as a political attack," Henning said. (AP)

Taking words and making them meaningless. That succinctly and precisely is what Das Dickhead is up to. Honestly I don't think it's malicious, it's really just the best he can manage. He's trying to make himself *seem* smart, but the truth is that unless it's good, bad, great, or terrible he really just doesn't understand, not that it prevents him from trying.

The evil part is all the people who THINK there's some deep meaning behind it all when it's just an incompetent person being truly himself... incompetent. Reminds me of Peter Sellers last movie, "Being There". I think a lot of tRump fans could do themselves a favor and watch it.

Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of an old, wealthy man in Washington, D.C. He is simple-minded and has lived there his whole life, tending the garden. Other than gardening, his knowledge is derived entirely from what he sees on television. [..] Chance often misunderstands people and states the obvious, particularly about gardening, but his simple words are repeatedly misunderstood as profound, allegorical statements about life, business and the economy. [..] Public opinion polls start to reflect just how much his "simple brand of wisdom" resonates with the jaded American public. - Plot synopsis to 'Being There' with Peter Sellers (Wikipedia)

Jun/24
2017

I'm not proud to be American these days. Everything about the US that was awesome, our tolerance, our creativity, our willingness to do good without recompense is gone. Now anyone I see sporting an american flag on their shirt or hat I automatically assume means they're full of hate; hating immigrants, hating women, hating the poor, hating anyone who isn't a white male with money.

I don't get it. All those haters came from immigrant families at one time or another, but they've conveniently forgotten that. Not only that but even those whose parents or grandparents are immigrants feel ok to attack darker skinned americans whose families heritage predates theirs by several generations.

White makes right apparently. Money is power. And people who are missing one of those two are more than happy to sell their souls and the souls of their neighbors to return to a past that never was as great as they imagined it.

Of course they have someone feeding them lies, and like hungry, baby birds they're willing to swallow any shitty tasting worm just to keep the illusion alive.

Never has there been a president -- case of FDR, he had a major Depression to handle -- who has passed more legislation and who has done more things than what we've done." (Dickhead Donald)

It's astonishing how little value is placed on facts, on truth, on the honest perception of reality. These are people who are not only willing to believe the emperor is well dressed, but that his clothes are so fine that it hides their own shit stained, ratty, torn, filthy garments.

I don't fault tRump for being who he is. I fault his "supporters" for believing something he's not, to the point where anyone NOT drinking the Jonestown Koolaid is not fit to be american.

Well I hate Koolaid. And I have no tolerance for delusional assholes who want to laud someone as inept, incapable and ignorant as the current fool who would be king. I guess that makes me unamerican.

Jun/23
2017

Dickhead is only great in his mind and the tiny minds of this blind, evangelical followers. The rest of humanity is already plum tuckered out with his infantile shenanigans.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

Trump ended a month-long guessing game Thursday by tweeting that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with Comey. In an interview that aired Friday on "Fox & Friends," Trump said: "When he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed."

If you can make it through the wandering, disabled droolings of Dickhead Donald in that quote bravo, give yourself a pat on the back. What he said, however, was "I made shit up because I could and I think it's really clever to lie about things."

It's hard to imagine less presidential material than this.

So here's the thing Dickhead, as president you're not either ALLOWED or ENTITLED to just make shit up. There are consequences to EVERYthing you say and people spend tax payer money to clean up the poo you keep flinging everything you open your filthy cakehole. In essence your stupidity is COSTING AMERICA MONEY. I mean fuck, we're already out of patience.

You know, when you're own "party" is left with the lame excuse of "well, the president is a political idiot" then there's really not much lower anyone can go.

I figure there's no way for you to embarrass yourself further. I just wish to fuck you'd stop embarrassing us.