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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BEE SAYS TRUMP MUST LOSE - BY A LANDSLIDE

Britain showed us what happens when you never think that the right wing nutters vote for something will actually win. Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” began with clips of interviews of people saying that they wish that hadn’t voted to leave and that they never thought it would happen. Now they are being forced with the harsh reality of an election.
“Look, your vote has consequences,” Bee explained. “You want to send a message? Use the Royal Mail, it still works! For now.”
Hopefully, however, America was looking at Great Britain and saying, “Oh God, what are we about to do?” Bee said, showing Trump at his golf course in Scotland. Clips of Trump telling the media that the European Union vote was great were only barely drown out by the bagpipes behind him. So much so that Bee couldn't decide which of the loud windbags was more painful to listen to.

The reality is, Brexit was solidified because pasty white uneducated bitter troglodytes went out and voted, leaving those who though that Brexit referendum would never come to fruition - left them holding the shit bag wanting a do-over.

BEE VIDEO ONE COURTESY OF TBS




BEE VIDEO TWO COURTESY OF TBS




Bee reminded the audience that we could still screw everything up if we forget to vote. But there is hope. “Trump’s brand of right-wing, racist, anti-immigrant demagoguery isn't American. It’s a European import. And if we’re smart, we’ll stop it at the border and send it back where it came from,” she closed.





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Monday, June 27, 2016

CAUTION AMERICA, LEARN FROM BREXIT, " THERE IS NO FUCKING DO-OVER

After using last week’s episode of Last Week Tonight to urge British voters to reject Brexit, — which will lead the U.K. to abandon the European Union — host John Oliver looked at the disastrous passage and aftermath in an effort to school Americans about the consequences of a Trump presidency.

Noting the massive disruption to the British economy, Oliver took a step back to the evening of the referendum to show that many U.K. voters had no idea what they were voting on — and had buyer’s remorse the following day.
“Basically, it seems like whoever the next U.K. prime minister is going to be, whether it’s [former London mayor] Boris Johnson or a racist tea kettle, they are going to be in for a rough few years, because once they invoke what’s known as Article 50, they’ll have just two years to negotiate their withdrawal and future relationship with the EU,” explained Oliver. “On top of which, they’ll have to settle outstanding bills with the EU, hammer out new trade bills with dozens of countries, sift through thousands of EU regulations and decide which ones to keep, and figure out how migration will work—and all the while, lives hang in the balance.”




Oliver hammered UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, and Johnson (“a shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson’s hair”), both of whom promoted the passage of the referendum with both also declaring its passage, “Independence day.”
“First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it’s what many other countries celebrate their independence from,” Oliver said. “And second, the sequel to the movie they’re quoting [Independence Day: Resurgence] actually opened this week and features the wholesale destruction of London – which is beginning to feel pretty fucking appropriate now.

He then compared both British leaders to Donald Trump, noting their similarities for lying, bombast and nativism.

Pointing out that Trump lauded the Brexit vote by tweeting, “Many people are equating BREXIT, and what is going on in Great Britain, with what is happening in the U.S. People want their country back!” Oliver provided a more apt comparison.

“He found a way to make this whole thing about himself,” Oliver exclaimed. “You might think, ‘Well that is not going to happen to us in America. We’re not going to listen to some ridiculously haired buffoon, peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of riding a protest vote into power.’ Well let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does, there are no fucking do-overs.”



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Sunday, June 26, 2016

THE NESCIENCE OF A TRUMP VOTER

Jimmy Kimmel presented Trump followers in all there glory:
“It seems like Donald Trump could say anything and they would stick with him, and to test this hypothesis, we went out on the street and asked people who said they’re on team Trump, what would Donald Trump have to do to lose your vote?” explained Jimmy Kimmel.

VIDEO COURTESY OF ABC




Trump supporters, Darwin award winners....there not!





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Saturday, June 25, 2016

APOLOGY TOUR

Bill Maher last night in his New Rules segment recommended that President Obama use his last months in office to go on an "Apology World Tour," and make amends for all of the harm we've intentionally and unintentionally done to other countries.

VIDEO COURTESY OF HBO







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Friday, June 24, 2016

CNN TAKES NEW LOW ROAD TO HIRE TRIMP BULLY LEWANDOWSKI

CNN hires commentators with a variety political viewpoints and affiliations. Some are Democratic and Republican operatives. Some have previously worked with candidates running for President or other offices.

In that sense, the announcement that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, would be joining CNN as a paid contributor is par for the course. Lewandowski was fired from the Trump campaign on Monday.

But there is one aspect of Lewandowski’s hiring that is highly unusual. Lewandowski is not only a Trump loyalist but legally prohibited from criticizing Trump, his family, or any of his businesses.

We know for sure that Lewandowski signed a non-disclosure agreement, prohibiting him from talking about the work he did with Trump.

We also know that the standard agreement that all volunteers with the Trump campaign are required to sign included a non-disparagement agreement. The Daily Dot reported that in March. Here is the key section:

No Disparagement. During the term of your service and at all times thereafter you hereby promise and agree not to demean or disparage publicly the Company, Mr. Trump, any Trump Company, any Family Member, or any Family Member Company or any asset any of the foregoing own, or product or service any of the foregoing offer, in each case by or in any of the Restricted Means and Contexts and to prevent your employees from doing so.

Note that the standard non-disparagement agreement does not terminate when the person is no longer work for the campaign — it extends in perpetuity.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that nearly all employees, including Lewandowski, signed agreements prohibiting them from criticizing Trump.

CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny reported earlier this week that “anyone who works for the Trump campaign signs a nondisclosure agreement, so he cannot disparage or anything like that at all.”

Asked repeatedly earlier this week whether he signed a non-disparagement agreement with Trump, Lewandowski refused to answer.

His early interviews, however, do not suggest that he is free to criticize Trump. In his first interview after being fired (coincidentally or not, with CNN) he repeatedly passed on any opportunity to criticize Trump or his campaign.

VIDEO COURTESY OF CNN




CNN has been criticized for featuring the commentary of Jeffery Lord, a Trump loyalist and paid contributor, who seems willing to defend Trump in all circumstances

[cross-posted from thinkprorgess]





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Thursday, June 23, 2016

DEMS HOUSE SIT-IN

House Democrats shouted over Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) late Tuesday night as he attempted to reconvene the chamber following their sit-in protest.

Ryan returned to the chamber just after 10 p.m. EST, at which point C-SPAN resumed its broadcast. Its cameras were shut down earlier in the day, forcing Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and others to use the Periscope online app to broadcast speeches from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and several others.





The protest called for an expansion of background checks on gun sales, as well as a move to ban people on the terrorist watch list and government “no fly” list from being able to buy firearms. Critics have argued that the latter proposal would only enable further racial profiling against Arab-Americans.





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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"IT'S RARE THAT YOU SEE SOMEONE GET STUPIDER BEFORE YOUR EYES"

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban was once friends with GOP candidate Donald Trump. But that relationship seems to have gone south in the course of Trump’s bid for president.

Recently, Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Cuban was asked by Extra to weigh in on Trump — and his response was not flattering.
“You know what? It’s rare that you see someone get stupider before your eyes, but he’s really working at it,'” Cuban said. “You have to give him credit. It’s a difficult thing to do, but he’s accomplished it.”
Cuban also revealed he hasn’t talked to Trump in weeks.

“He sent me an email when I started picking on him,” Cuban said. “What happened was I really didn’t like Ted Cruz, so I started helping Donald, tried to encourage him, ’cause I thought he’d be, and to this day thought he’d be a better candidate than Ted Cruz… But at some point, you’ve got to start learning and understanding the issues, you know? Donald has been at this a year but you don’t look at him and say, ‘Wow, he’s gotten so much smarter on this topic or that topic.’ In fact, you look at him and say, ‘What the hell are you talking about?’ That’s not good for America.”

Cuban challenged Extra host Renee Bargh to name one good deal Trump has done.

“I can’t,” she said.
“Neither can he,” Cuban shot back, adding, “He’d get kicked out of ‘Shark Tank’ so fast, it would make your head spin.”








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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"DIXIECRATS", A CURRENT LOOK AT THE GOP IN JUST TWO MINUTES

Samantha Bee revisited the GOP’s approach to racial politics on Monday, arguing that Donald Trump isn’t bringing anything new, despite what he claims.
“Trump isn’t desecrating the Republican Party,” she explained. “He’s just peeling back the glossy exterior to reveal the hideous symbiont that’s been lurking there for decades.”
As Richard Nixon embraced the “Southern Strategy,” Bee said, Republicans became a home for “Dixiecrats” who felt displaced after the signing of both the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
“I am not saying all racists are Republican or that all Republicans are racists,” she added for clarification. “They are absolutely not. I am saying that for half a century, the GOP, in order to win elections, has relied on an uneasy coalition of two opposing interests.”

VIDEO COURTESY OF TBS



Much like Breaking Bad‘s Walter White, the modern incarnation of the party was an alliance on entrepreneurs and businessmen who entered “an ill advised partnership with white supremacists” — only to see the alliance fray.





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Monday, June 20, 2016

It’s a gun issue Stupid…






So it hit me around 3 pm last Sunday that Omar Mateen, American citizen by birth, 24 hours earlier represented exactly what the NRA is trying to protect - an natural born American citizens right to own a gun to protect and serve himself and/or the public. This was a man who was licensed to be a security officer. Who was presumably vetted multiple times, and continuously evaluated for mental stability as an officer licensed to carry a weapon. That is until the moment he snapped. The concept of a good guy with a gun is a fleeting one. This whack-job proves it.

That does NOT mean all of you gun toters are, nor does it mean you'll snap one day too. It is a reflection on why I find the concept “the good guy with a gun” so laughable. Not everyone with a gun is good, not everyone without a gun is a wimp or victim in waiting.

When the second amendment was conceived both the government of Great Britain and the citizens of the colonies had weapons that were similar. That could be repeatedly fired only as fast as they could pull a trigger. Bambie may be fast, but shooting her at 700 rounds per minute doesn't strike me as sport, nor will it leaving you with much to mount in way of a trophy. Swiss cheese venison anyone?

Face it. With that crows its the bigger the boom, the bigger the giggle.

Everyone seems to be wringing their hands over the terror plot the FBI missed. Did they?

The FBI investigated an American-born citizen who had committed no crime. Who showed a propensity for anger and aggressive behavior –like many a tea bagger I might add. Regardless, that is not criminal!

What would you have them do? Maybe if they put him on a watch list and prevented him from buying guns! Hey, what would the NRA say about that - An American-born citizen accused of being angry, who committed no crime, denied the right to buy a gun.!

Then the discussion becomes a Second Amendment issue. And this was my point. Common Sense dictates we should have placed this clown on a no buy list. Its time we start being really “well regulated”.




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

"WHEN IT COMES TO LOWERING THE BAR, HE REALLY RAISED THE BAR"

In his New Rules segment last night, Bill Maher asks why we hold Donald Trump to a lesser standard than politicians in years past. Good question.

VIDEO COURTESY OF HBO








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Thursday, June 16, 2016

ANDERSON COOPER IS ALL OVER PAM BONDI

While stressing that he does not like becoming part of his own stories, CNN host Anderson Cooper rebuked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Wednesday night after she accused him of misrepresenting their interview a day earlier, the Daily Beast reported.
“Let’s be real here,” said Cooper. “Ms. Bondi’s big complaint seems to be that I asked in the wake of a massacre of gay and lesbian citizens about her new statements about the gay community and about her old ones.”
The 360 host grilled Bonding on Tuesday over her attempt to portray herself as an ally to LGBT communities given her past policies.
“You said in court that gay people, simply by fighting for marriage equality, were trying to do harm to the people of Florida,” he said at the time. “Do you really think you’re a champion of the gay community?”
Bondi subsequently complained that a clip of the interview posted online did not show them discussing possible charity scams against people looking to donate in service of victims of the mass shooting against an Orlando LGBT nightclub over the weekend.

VIDEO COURTESY OF CNN




Instead, she said, Cooper was out to “encourage anger and hate.”

Cooper responded by noted that besides airing the interview live, CNN posted it online in its entirety, and that Bondi was “either mistaken or not telling the truth.”
“The fact is that Attorney General Bondi signed off on a 2014 federal court brief that claimed married gay people would ‘impose significant public harm,'” he said. “Ms. Bondi is championing efforts to help survivors, but the very right that allows gay spouses to bury their loved ones. That’s a right that wouldn’t exist if she had her way. I think it is fair to ask about that.”
Bondi also claimed during the interview that her website featured “different-colored, rainbow-hands people.” That claim was inaccurate.






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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DAN SAVAGE ON CLOWNSTICK

Activist Dan Savage bluntly rebuked Donald Trump on Tuesday for his response to the Orlando mass shooting attack.
“We’re not gonna fall for it,” Savage told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “You can’t draw a clean line between the LGBT community and the Muslim community because there are LGBT Muslims in the United States and all over the world. Muslims are a part of the LGBT community, not distinct from it. LGBT people come from all races, all faiths, all ethnic backgrounds, all classes. And Donald Trump attempting to pit the queer community against the Muslim community is not going to fly. We don’t believe him.”
The presumptive GOP presidential candidate has already drawn heavy criticism — including from within his own party — for doubling down on his call to ban Muslim immigration into the US in the wake of the attack. Hayes argued that Trump had also employed “a certain kind of European right-wing politics” in which he uses anti-Muslim and anti-immigration rhetoric to paint himself as an ally to LGBT Americans.
“Hillary Clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she continues to support immigration policies that bring Islamic extremists to our country and who suppress women, gays and anyone else who doesn't share their views or values,” Trump said. “Ask yourself, who really is the friend of women and the LB and LBGT community: Donald Trump with his actions or Hillary Clinton with her words?”
But Savage argued that Trump has also promised to undo the legality of same-sex marriage.
“Donald Trump is the enemy of the LGBT community just as he is the enemy of the Muslim community,” said Savage. “Beating up on what is in the United States a vulnerable minority group isn't the way that you impress other members of other vulnerable minority groups to win their support.”

VIDEO COURTESY OF MSNBC








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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BEE COMPLETELY EXCORIATES SMALL PENIS NRA TYPES

An emotional Samantha Bee opened Full Frontal on Monday night, and immediately went off on America’ response to yet another mass shooting by attacking the shooter, the NRA, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and a gun culture that enabled a man to slaughter 49 people in an Orlando nightclub.
“The standard operating procedure is that you stand on stage and deliver some well-meaning words about how we will all get through this together, how love wins, how love conquers hate,” she began. “And that is great and that is beautiful. But you know what? Fuck it! I’m too angry for that! Love does not win unless we start loving each other enough to fix our fucking problems!”

VIDEO COURTESY OF TBS 



With that she was off saying, “Mass shootings have become so frequent in this country that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is another bad guy with a gun who coincidentally came to shoot up the same place.”

Bee also lashed out at the NRA’s support of assault weapons, saying, “We can’t constitutionally get rid of all guns, but can’t we get semi-automatic assault rifles out of the hands of civilians? Yes! Sam Bee wants to take your guns away. The ones that mow down a room full of people in a second! Yes, I do want to take those guns away. These high-capacity penis substitutes.




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Monday, June 13, 2016

OLIVER ONCE AGAIN SLAMS TRUMP

After opening his show with a stirring tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooter, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver got back to the business of comedy, lecturing Hillary Clinton to not get into a Twitter war with Donald Trump.

Last week Clinton responded to a tweet from Trump with the Twitter chestnut “delete your account,” which generated over a half million likes for the presumptive Democratic nominee.

As Oliver noted, “likes on Twitter” are worthless.
“Getting a lot of likes does not necessarily mean you’ve accomplished something good,” the HBO host stated. “Incidentally that is a sentence anyone under the age of twenty should frame and hang in their bedroom. Because there are two problems with telling Donald Trump to delete his account. First, he’s never going to to do that. Even when he’s dead for fifty years, he’ll somehow be tweeting from beyond the grave with, ‘Met God. Very disappointing, dopey beard. Can’t even lift a heavy rock that he himself created. Sad.’ And, second, you just moved this fight on to his turf, which is a huge mistake.”



Oliver warned Clinton to not engage with Trump online because he is an “ego goblin who feeds on verbal filth.”

Describing Trump’s tweets, Oliver summed them up quite accurately.
“Hillary, you are not going to beat Donald Trump at social media,” he explained. “His tweets are the Tom Cruise’s of tweets: short and unhinged — but you kind of can’t look away.”
 


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

SANTA-ISM

Last Friday night Bill Maher aided millennials in understanding the distinction between socialism and "Santa-ism."

VIDEO COURTESY OF HBO






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Saturday, June 11, 2016

KATRINA PIERSON IS JUST GALLACTICALLY STUPID

Fuckface Von Clownstick spokesperson Katrina Pierson quickly painted Mitt Romney as a sore loser on Friday after the former governor slammed the prospect of her employer becoming president.
“I think Mitt Romney’s really just upset because when he did attack Donald Trump on his business, Donald Trump let the whole world know that he had a Gucci store that was worth more than Mitt Romney,” Pierson told CNN host Wolf Blitzer. “So this is just sour grapes.”
The tete-a-tete between the Trump campaign and the GOP’s 2012 presidential candidate touched off when Romney rejected the idea of voting for the real estate magnate, saying that he could generate “trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, [and] trickle-down misogyny” if he were to be elected.

VIDEO COURTESY OF CNN



“As an individual I simply can’t put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny, bigotry, who’s been vulgar time and time again,” Romney told Blitzer.

Pierson responded by mocking Romney’s stance.
“There’s somehow a concept that being against Donald Trump is somehow against your values, against your integrity,” she said. “The last time I checked, if your values included surrendering the Supreme Court, giving up the First Amendment, Second Amendment and all those that follow, if those are your values, then maybe you should vote for Hillary Clinton because that’s what’s going to happen if these Republicans don’t support their nominee — which is what they asked all of us to do when it was Mitt Romney.”
Katrina Pierson, congratulations, you are today's asshat of the week.





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Friday, June 10, 2016

WARREN COMPLETELY DESTROYS CLOWNSTICK

Elizabeth Warren yesterday took to eviscerating the GOP's lead clown.

Watch the clip, its priceless:

VIDEO COURTESY OF CNN






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Thursday, June 9, 2016

MUSLIM SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

Angry supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to resign after he characterized Trump’s attacks on a Mexican-American judge “racist.”
“Politically correct ‘Social Justice Warrior,’ and complete MORON Paul Ryan is busy once again helping his good friends Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by attacking his own parties [sic] frontrunner,” wrote Amy Moreno at TruthFeed.com.
“Thanks to Paul Ryan’s incorrect and hysterical statements referring to Trump as a RACIST, over an issue Ryan clearly does not understand, Obama’s White House is now taking his word as ‘gospel’ and referring to Trump a ‘racist.’” Moreno fumed.
On Tuesday, Ryan was asked for his thoughts on Trump’s repeated attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge presiding over the fraud case against Trump’s scam real estate seminar program, Trump University. The candidate has repeatedly stated that Curiel is incapable of handling the fraud case impartially because he is Mexican American.

Ryan said, “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sorta like the textbook definition of a racist comment.”

The Speaker went on to say that he plans to support Trump, nonetheless, against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

That was not enough, however, to placate Trump supporters like Moreno.
“What Paul Ryan said about Donald Trump is false. Ryan’s irresponsible comments were based on his own ignorance of the facts, fear-mongering, and outright lies,” she wrote.
“We believe that The Speaker of The House is working tirelessly to usurp the will of the people by lying and slandering the frontrunner of his own party,” Moreno went on. “Based on Paul Ryan’s words and actions we believe he is absolutely incapable of representing his party as Speaker of The House and we are calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to step down immediately.”
Commentators on Moreno’s post appeared to agree.
“Ryan has a knife in his back pocket willing to stab Trump in the back at any given opportunity. Trump is NOT RACIST!” wrote one.
Another said, “Paul Ryan, you are a DISGRACE! You need to step down as Speaker! The only ones you appear to answer to is Obama and his thugs!”
“Traitor Ryan, you are a total FRAUD! You are NOT a true conservative. You want open borders, yet you have a wall around your house and 24/7 security guards protecting your house. But the American people don’t deserve the same?? DUMP RYAN, VOTE FOR PAUL NEHLEN!!” said another.
“RYAN TURNED MUSLIM A FEW MONTHS BACK, HE NEEDS KICKED OUT,” another commentator claimed.




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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"IT'S A GIRL"

In an epic ass thumping last night, Hillary Clinton - she is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

Now, the old man (Sanders) plays the spoiler, the poser and the sore loser.

Hillary's Full Acceptance Speech




Bernie, don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you. I hear when Clinton becomes Madame President that there will be a janitorial slot open if your interested.

Exit stage left old man, your 15 minutes of fame is over!



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