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Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
“Here’s the thing,” he told viewers. “I don’t care if you’re male or female, what sex or gender identity someone is, I — and I mean this sincerely — do not want to share a bathroom with anyone. For two reasons: No. 1 — and No. 2.”The “Late Show” host wondered why public rest-rooms even existed, pointing out that his bathrooms at home had only one toilet each.
“When I am forced to use a public bathroom — which is infrequently, thank God — I go in there with blinders on,” Colbert said. “I don’t know who’s next to me. It could be a centaur next to me, for all I know. I don’t even like to look at myself in the mirror afterwards. I know what I did. I’m there for a surgical strike — get in, get out, minimal casualties.”He said a more reasonable rest-room-related law would ban chit-chat.
“I’m not there to make friends,” Colbert said. “If we’ve just come out of a movie and you’re standing next to me, I don’t want to talk about how irreplaceable Robert Downey Jr. is as Iron Man. I don’t care if you’re Robert Downey Jr. yourself.”
Colbert then offered a special message to GOP lawmakers who wanted to legislate the private business of using a public rest-room.
“Second, if you’re a fan of mine — that’s wonderful,” he continued. “Please don’t try to shake my hand in there. Because I know what you just shook. Also, if there are a bunch of open stalls, don’t take the one next to me. It’s not the buddy system.”
“To all those lawmakers out there who are so obsessed with who’s using what bathroom and what plumbing they’ve got downtown — newsflash: You’re the weirdos,” Colbert said.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In a speech shortly after most polls closed at 8 pm, Sanders blamed his loss on closed primaries, which barred independent voters from participating in four of five primaries. He did win Rhode Island, which allows participation by independent voters.
“In a general election, Democrat, independent, Republican, has the right to vote for president. The elections are not closed primaries,” Sanders said. “Those folks and independents all over this country will be voting in November for the next president of the United States. And in most cases, we win the independent vote by a 2-1 margin.”Clinton made another strong showing Tuesday night with non-white voters and city dwellers. Exit polls indicated strong support in cities like Baltimore.
Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant, who had been working to get out the vote for Sanders in Baltimore’s inner city, lamented that the Vermont senator has not done better with communities of color, who have overwhelmingly backed Clinton.
As his path to the nomination narrows, Sanders’ campaign is reassessing the senator’s prospects following Tuesday’s losses, and key supporters are admitting that it is increasingly unlikely he can clinch the nomination. His campaign and supporters have already turned their attention to how Sanders can use his popularity and influence to shape the Democratic Party even if he is not its standard bearer.
“He more than any candidate, Democrat or Republican, speaks to our issues,” Bryant said, noting his progressive racial justice and criminal justice proposals. “I would have thought he’d have more black and brown supporters. But there’s been a translation problem. The gatekeepers have already sworn allegiance to the Clinton dynasty, and most people go with a name they’re already familiar with.
The New York Times reported that aides to Sanders have started pressing party officials for a major role in drafting the platform for the Democratic National Convention in July, especially on including issues like a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage, breaking up Wall Street banks, and banning natural gas fracking.
[cross-posted from thinkprogress]
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kilmeade was one of several conservatives who was angered by the fact that Jackson was being moved off of the front of the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman, complaining that he was “a key member of America.”
“Hate to break it to you, Sparky,” Bee responded. “Jackson wasn’t involved in the founding of our country, because the Revolutionary War happened before Old Hickory’s pubes came in. He was not a Founding Father, he was a genocidal prick who forced the relocation of nonwhites and fomented populist rebellion — kind of like a Trump with better hair.Kilmeade wasn’t alone in panning the switch, Bee noted; he was joined by Republicans calling it “political correctness,” as well as racists already planning to boycott the redesigned bill and conservatives arguing that Tubman should instead get her own currency — like, for example, a $12 bill allowing Jackson to remain the face of the $20.
“That would be something,” Bee said. “Make the black person worth exactly 3/5 of the white person’s value. Gee, why hasn’t anybody ever thought of that before? ”
Monday, April 25, 2016
“This dismissive characterization of one of our great presidents is not occurring in a vacuum,” Webb writes talking about the man who authorized the genocide of thousands of Native Americans. “Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege. Meanwhile, race relations are at their worst point in decades.”Webb has a long history of supporting the southern Confederacy and the Confederate flag as a symbol of American heritage. It should be no surprise that he defends white privilege.
He further questions the Indian Removal Act implying that it was acceptable because other Presidents supported it. “This approach, supported by a string of presidents, including Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, was a disaster, resulting in the Trail of Tears where thousands died. But was its motivation genocidal?”
Yes. Yes, it was. As a former senator, Webb should know the definition of genocide as defined by the International Criminal Court. Anytime anyone, be it government or private citizen, attempts to systematically destroy a group of people it is defined as genocide. Even if the intent is not to kill the entire group of people, it falls under “crimes against humanity.” If Webb wants to claim that this is justifiable because more than one president and leaders of the day supported it, he risks standing with those who support crimes against humanity.
If that isn’t enough to disparage Andrew Jackson, the man literally killed Charles Dickinson in a duel for insulting Jackson’s wife. Talk about savagery, and somehow Americans should be proud of this man for sitting on the most circulated bill in our currency?
Webb should be well acquainted with the Edmund Burke quote about those who don’t learn from history being forced to repeat it. Part of valuing education and history is admitting our country’s mistakes. From what we did to Native Americans, to slavery and more, America made mistakes. Pledging allegiance to the United States of American means aspiring to
Pledging allegiance to the United States of American means aspiring to be a better nation as we move forward. Advanced citizenship such as ours requires a strive for exceptionalism if we want to believe we are exceptional. Shaming the American people for learning the history of this man and being repulsed by his actions isn’t an honorable act fitting of a former U.S. Senator and an American soldier.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Maher ticked off a selection from his own 25 things you didn’t know about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Using a recent article in US magazine that disclosed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enjoys hot sauce on her meals, Maher’s writers came up with a similar fun fact list for the Texas senator.
“We have something called ‘equal time’ in America so now the other candidates are getting their 25 things you don’t know about me,” Maher explained before sharing a few.Included in the list:
“I spent my entire freshman year of high school stuffed in a locker.”
“My nickname at Princeton was Fuckface”
“I named the stick up my ass, ‘Hank.'”
“Mirrors don’t show my reflection.”
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Friday, April 22, 2016
“The truth is that no one cares what his name is,” Rollins wrote. “He will be dimly remembered as the asshole who signed that fucked-up bill that embarrassed the majority of North Carolinians.”Rollins became the latest culture figure to criticize HB2, which bars trans residents from using public restrooms according to their gender identities, and also struck down anti-discrimination statutes implemented in Charlotte.
The bill’s passage has led Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Cirque du Soleil to cancel performances in the state, while PayPal scrapped plans to set up a facility there. According to Rollins, the wave of criticism has put McCrory in an awkward political position.
“If McCrory eventually caves and tries to repeal it, everyone will know it’s because he values money over his homophobia, which he has poorly disguised as moral rectitude and common sense,” the former Black Flag frontman argued. “Either way he’s fucked.”Rollins also revealed that he used to live in North Carolina for several summer seasons during his youth, and described it as “a great state in which to be a broke band on the road,” because of both the amount of venues in college towns in which he could perform and the number of fans who would open their homes to him after shows.
“Judging from the people of the state I have met over almost 50 years, I can’t believe they are pleased with House Bill 2. They probably are wondering how they got to where they are now,” he wrote.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday night Trump gave what — for him at least — was a relatively subdued speech after destroying Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the polls in New York’s Republican primary
“Donald Trump crushed it,” Noah said, “On probably the best night of his life that didn’t involve a swimsuit competition.”
“What we got to see yesterday was a new Trump,” Noah continued. “He was succinct. Disciplined. And respectful. Which, according to the media, made him presidential as balls.”
Noah then shared clips of Fox’s Geraldo Rivera, CNN’s Gloria Borger and even Trump nemesis Megyn Kelly praising the candidate as “presidential,” after a campaign filled with insults for his opponents and adversaries.
“‘And he wasn’t racist. And he didn’t call any female reporters a bimbo? This guy is ready for the White House — give him the codes!'” Noah mocked Kelly.
“This is ridiculous,” Noah continued. “Trump has basically lowered the media’s expectation so much that not insulting someone seems presidential to them. That’s a tactic straight from The Art of The Deal. Wear people down so that they will accept the bare minimum.”
“Trump stabbed a stranger of Fifth Avenue!” Noah smirked. “Yeah, but at least he didn’t shoot them. He’s so presidential!”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The city recorded 74 shooting victims through the first three months of this year, compared with just 40 during the same period last year, reported the Star Tribune.
The predominantly black North Minneapolis neighborhood has seen gun violence shoot up to 55 cases in 2016, from just 21 during the first three months of 2015.
Tensions are high between black residents and Minneapolis police after the officer-involved shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, and community leaders are angry at the police response to subsequent Black Lives Matter protests — where five demonstrators were shot and wounded by white supremacists.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, has a simple explanation for the increase in gun violence following the 24-year-old Clark’s slaying and widespread protests.
He admits that officers have stopped doing their jobs, noted City Pages — but he blames the public for hurting their feelings with protests and criticism.
“Kroll …. blames the crime surge on a shrinking police force and greater scrutiny of police that has left some officers disengaged,” the Star Tribune reported. “The slowdown in policing has been noticeable.”Police have made nearly half as many proactive stops this year through April 11 as they had during the same period last year — with 3,706 in 2016 versus 7,732 last year.
There has also been a dramatic dropoff in the number of traffic stops and arrests for serious crimes.
Police officials said they’re trying to get officers out of their patrol cars to do their jobs, but those efforts apparently aren’t working.
City Councilman Blong Yang, who lives on the city’s North Side, agrees that Minneapolis needs more police officers — but he also thinks those already on the payroll should get back to work.
“With all due respect, it baffles me that anyone, including police officers, can disagree with ‘greater scrutiny of the police,'” Yang said. “You should do your job and do it well, whether 800,000 eyes are watching or none. The idea of some officers disengaging is troubling."
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Listening to The Donald in the closing days of the NY primary makes me wonder if the Trump voter has any grey matter upstairs. For months we’ve listened to Trump claim Lyin’ Ted Cruz has been stealing votes. In his latest rant, DT is complaining that the system is rigged, that Cruz is buying delegates with lavish gifts. Gee Donald, aren’t you supposed to be the master of the deal? How are you getting beaten at your own game?
It should be no surprise how the system works. If you’re getting into the game, you should know the rules. So either Trump has proved to us that he’s incompetent and really doesn’t know how to run a business because all the “smart people” he hires can’t figure out how to win this simple game or he’s unwilling to invest in the game and secure his votes by out spending Cruz. If he’s afraid to invest in his own success why should we invest in him making America great again? Just compare Trump’s spending to Cruz or Hillary’s.
Let’s face it - Trump’s cheap. He is not interested in spending what it takes to win. So what does that tell us about how he’d run the country? He’s embarrassed himself multiple times of late. Just read what happened in Wisconsin a few weeks ago!
So now we get to see exactly how he’s run the nation – just like his multiple failed businesses. He’s no master of the deal. He’s just a big cry baby who rode the real estate bubble to success.
Monday, April 18, 2016
On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked the governor if he regretted signing HB2 after 160 companies called for it to be repealed, and dozens threatened to boycott the state.
McCrory argued that his job as governor was to stop “government overreach” by cities like Charlotte, which had passed an ordinance allowing transgender people to use the restroom of their choice.
“It was the left that brought about the bathroom bill, not the right,” he insisted. “The city of Charlotte passed a mandate on every private sector employer in North Carolina, one of the largest cities in the United States of America. And I think that’s government overreach.”
“You talk about overreach,” Todd interrupted. “You say Charlotte overreached. How did the state of North Carolina, the state government not overreach in just the same way?”
“This has been a long debate in the city of Charlotte, this is where they came down,” the Meet the Press host pointed out. “You guys debated for like 10 seconds.”
“We’ve got to have more dialogue and not threats,” McCory said, adding that there was a “disconnect” between “corporate suites and main street.”
“That’s a very thoughtful thing for you to say about dialogue,” Todd shot back. “Where was the dialogue?”According to McCrory, the legislature felt that it needed to act fast to stymie Charlotte’s ordinance because “once it came into effect, it would be harder to overturn.”
The governor admitted that he did not meet with transgender people before signing the law, but complained that the Human Rights Council was “more powerful than the NRA.”
“Which makes me want to overturn [Citizens United] because I don’t know who their donors are,” he quipped. “They are putting on a lot of pressure instead of having good dialogue.”
Sunday, April 17, 2016
In the clip — from the makers of God On The Run and Angel In Denim: The Kim Davis Story — cast member Vanessa Bayer plays a “small town baker without a care” until a same-sex couple demands she bake their wedding cake, causing her faith to be “tested.”
VIDEO COURTESY OF NBC
Despite being told by a co-worker that “gays are the most powerful force in America,” she refuses and what ensues is a court case following a meeting with a Jewish lawyer from the ACLU who tells her all her legal problems will go away if only she’ll say: “God is gay.”
While taking a shot at films like God Is Dead, the parody also hits lawmakers who set aside problems such as being “the poorest state in the country, second in childhood obesity, and third in teen pregnancy.”
Saturday, April 16, 2016
“Why, in heaven’s name, don’t we tax religion?” he asked. “A sexist, homophobic magic act that’s been used to justify everything from genital mutilation to genocide.
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The fact that even a small religion like Scientology can own billions of real estate tax-free, Maher said, made him “hopping mad.” He also raised the point that religious participation in the US has declined to the point that 22 percent of Americans now identify as atheists or agnostic.
“Almost a quarter of us are being forced to subsidize a myth that we’re not buying into. Why am I subsidizing their Sunday morning hobby? They don’t subsidize mine,” he protested, before showing a picture of himself near a bong.
Among young people, Maher said, 35 percent “want nothing to do with religion” while the rest “worship an ancient Jew born over 2,000 years ago — Bernie Sanders.”
Friday, April 15, 2016
“In presidential politicking, symbolism is a deliberate choice. And racial provocation is something with a deep and resonant history,” she said. “It is one thing to do that as a small-fry politician; it is another thing to do it as a front-runner for a major party’s presidential nomination. Being a presidential front-runner is a powerful thing. It can also be a dangerous thing if you want it to be.”Trump appeared on Thursday afternoon in Patchogue, New York, for a Suffolk County Republican Party fundraiser, at a venue not far from the train station where Marcelo Lucero, who emigrated to the US from Ecuador, was stabbed to death after being attacked by a group of seven teenagers. Jeffrey Conroy, who was 17 years old at the time of the attack, was later convicted of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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While most of the nation was preoccupied with the election of President Barack Obama at the time of Lucero’s death, Maddow explained, “in New York the local story was Suffolk County and these racist attacks — these escalating racist attacks that had suddenly, but probably inevitably, turned fatal.
Lucero’s death led other Latinos in the area to confirm that the attack against him was only one in a series of them. Trump’s appearance in Patchogue on Wednesday, Maddow said, had local activists concerned that it would lead to a resurgence in violence against immigrant communities.
“Patchogue’s history of racist and fatal hate crimes against Latino immigrants is not necessarily a nationally-famous story,” she said. “But it is a New York-famous story. Donald Trump has not yet won the Republican nomination — he’s still trying to win the New York primary — but campaigning in Patchogue today on the street where Marcelo Lucero was murdered, it means something specific in New York.”
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam put up a spirited response to Sanders on his LinkedIn page, citing a similar post by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt from earlier this month.
I read with interest Jeff Immelt’s spirited response to Sen. Bernie Sanders putting GE on his hit-list of big corporations that are “destroying the moral fabric” of America..In fact, I share his frustration. Verizon is in Sanders’s bull’s-eye, as well. The senator’s uninformed views are, in a word, contemptible…McAdam challenged Sanders’ assertion that Verizon has avoided paying taxes, citing financial statements that show the company has paid $15.6 billion in the last two years, which would add up to a 35% tax rate last year.
However, according a 2013 Americans for Tax Fairness report, Verizon made “Made $19.3 billion in U.S. pretax profits from 2008-2012 but paid no federal income taxes during the period” and received “$535 million in tax rebates.”
McAdam also pushed back against Sanders claim that the company had not invested in the United States. “Again, Sen. Sanders is wrong on the facts,” McAdam post reads, “More egregiously, he oversimplifies the complex forces operating in today’s technologically advanced and hyper-competitive economy.”
Nearly 40,000 Verizon landline walked off the job Wednesday morning after working without a contract since August. Workers say the company is looking to freeze pensions, make it easier to fire employees and rely more heavily on contract workers.
The Sanders campaign’s Twitter account sent out a response to McAdam’s post: “I don’t want the support of McAdam, Immelt and their friends in the billionaire class. I welcome their contempt.”
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Larry Wilmore has waged a Twitter war with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday evening’s show.
On O’Reilly’s Monday night episode, the right-wing host had presidential candidate Donald Trump on to talk about his campaign and his ability to provide jobs to the African-American community.
“How are you going to get jobs for them?” O’Reilly asked. “Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it but it’s true. If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to give jobs to people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”
“What the fuck did you just…” Wilmore said astounded. “Just so you know, Bill O’Reilly, I’m one of those rare black people who don’t have a forehead tattoo. But if I did, it’d be this,” he said pulling out a sign that says “FUCK U O’Reilly.”
Wilmore further asked all races in his “Nightly Show” audience to make their own forehead tattoos to say something to O’Reilly and to use the hashtag#ForeheadSolidarity.
“If you have a forehead, you, too can tell Bill O’Reilly to go fuck himself,” Wilmore said.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
After Bill Clinton recently shouted down Black Lives Matter protesters who disagreed with the use of the term “super-predators” during his administration, Sanders called on the former president to apologize “for trying to defend what is indefensible.”
On Monday, Turner told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that black voters “cannot be super-predators and then a firewall [for Hillary Clinton] in 2016.”
“African-Americans for far too long have been painted as the other,” she explained. “And the term itself — predator — is bad enough. Adding super-predator to it adds another dimension, and we know the impact that has on the African-American community.”Rep. Hakeen Jeffries noted that Hillary Clinton had apologized for using the term “super-predators” in the 1990s, and he argued that the focus on terminology was a sign of “desperation” from the Sanders campaign.
“You are right,” Turner shot back. “Desperate people do desperate things and the Clinton campaign is very desperate right now… Let’s talk about consistency. Sen. Sanders has been consistent standing up for the working poor and the middle class in this country. He doesn’t change his message based on what will resonate with the voters.”
“Some in the African-American community do feel used,” she added. “I would argue that the secretary is enjoying this history, the brand loyalty that African-Americans tend to have.”
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Turner explained that she was “sick and tired of the Clinton campaign riding the back of President Obama.”
“So, let’s roll the tape,” Turner challenged Jeffries. “Let’s compare what [Sanders] said 30 or 40 years ago to the secretaries record up until this point and you will see who has been the most honest and consistent champion for the people of America.”
“Well, we have rolled the tape,” Jeffries replied. “And African-Americans throughout the country, including in your home state of Ohio, have consistently concluded that Secretary Clinton is best qualified to continue the Obama legacy.”
“It’s a brand loyalty going on there more than anything else,” Turner concluded.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Acknowledging her recent string of primary losses to Sanders, Clinton explains that she is happy to be back in New York — or as she calls it: “the Fat Apple.”
“God I love being back in the Fat Apple,” she explains. “My home state — except for Illinois and Arkansas — but they’ve already voted, so we cool, we cool.”Donning a Yankees hat, she fake noshes on a New York hot dog and street vendor peanuts before flipping the hat around exposing a Mets logo, saying, “Ah. God I love those New York Meets!”
Encouraging voters to turn out for Tuesday’s primary — which is actually a week from this coming Tuesday — Clinton urges younger voters who are mainly in the Sanders camp to skip voting because, “voting is for nerds. Who cares? Just sleep in.”
Turning to vocal Sanders advocate, actress Susan Sarandon, Clinton offered an alternative suggestion for election day referencing her famous role in Thelma and Louis.
“To Susan Sarandon who said Trump might be better for America than me,” Clinton stated, “Why don’t you take Tuesday to go drive off another cliff.”
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Maher compared the GOP - liking them to a filthy house where an old lady lived with a 100 cats who peed everywhere.
VIDEO COURTESY OF HBO
Maher dismantled the GOP for its current choice between two unpalatable potential presidential nominees.
“Either Ted Cruz — a man with all the appeal of Jared from Subway, minus the inspiring weight-loss story — or Donald Trump, the zombie candidate,” he said.What the party should do, Maher argued, is just “punt” this year and play defense against Hillary Clinton.
Maher told the nutters to play defense. Since the frothy wing nuts want Hilary ginned up on charges, he told them that the best way to do that is to allow her to win the Presidency, and stated, "you can't impeach her if you don't elect her."
Friday, April 8, 2016
In an appearance Thursday afternoon on the Fox Business Network, King said that he appreciated Trump’s support on past issues like his investigations of Muslim radicalization in America — but he also didn’t like Trump’s attacks on John McCain, or the allegation that President George W. Bush lied about the Iraq War.
But those disagreements pale in comparison to how much King really doesn’t like Ted Cruz.
“With Donald Trump, I’ve had some real issues with him. On the other hand, in no way am I comparing him to Ted Cruz,” King said. “Ted Cruz — anyone in New York who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz is a nut!”
“What if Ted Cruz is the nominee, Congressman King?” host Trish Regan asked. “What if Ted Cruz is the nominee — what do you do, then?”
“I tell you, I don’t know — I’ll get some cyanide,” King said. “I don’t know what I’ll do. I mean, I’ll just — you know, not gonna tell you.”A stunned Regan asked again: “Will you vote for him?”
“Listen, put it this way: I will endorse the nominee of the party,” King concluded. “But it wouldn’t be the most, you know, vociferous support.”About a year ago, much earlier in the presidential primary season, King previously entertained other possible methods of suicide in the event of a Cruz nomination — having long despised the Texas senator over such issues as his role in the 2013 government shutdown, and that “he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate” with anyone.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
“Religious business owners in the state would rather lose out on business because they’re so hateful toward a specific group of people,” she said. “Think about that for a second. Just bake the fucking cake and shut the fuck up. Seriously, why is it such a big deal? What’s gonna happen? Do you think that as you’re in the process of blending your ingredients, you might think about touching some other man’s dick? What goes through their minds? Just get over it.”
VIDEO COURTESY OF YOUNG TURKS
The law allows employers to cite “sincerely held religious beliefs” as the basis for implementing dress codes and other criteria in the workplace, and also lets businesses choose to refuse to render services to same-sex couples.
It has already provoked criticism both online and from the private sector, has also prompted three states to ban non-essential state travel to Mississippi.
“Here’s one thing that Republican politicians eventually listen to: businessmen,” co-host Cenk Uygur argued. “When corporate powers start telling you to bow your head, that’s what Republican politicians were made for.”
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
During an interview on Monday, Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes argued that Trump had not “spent thirty seconds thinking about abortion before he was asked by Chris Matthews” about what would happen to women who had abortions if the practice was outlawed.
“When you start asking your guy these questions about policy, there’s no there there,” Sykes told Coulter, according to a transcript provided by Real Clear Politics.
“That’s crazy,” Coulter replied. “I thought the full exchange was fabulous.”
“It was a stupid hypothetical question that has absolutely no bearing on what a president does,” she added. “It is like asking a president, ‘If you were a tree, what tree would you be?'”
Sykes pointed out that Coulter had once said that she didn’t care if Donald Trump “wants to perform abortions in the White House” as long as he built a wall on the U.S. border.
“It is known as hyperbole, Charlie,” Coulter shot back. “This is what I mean. Suddenly the conservative movement has forgotten the meaning of hyperbole. They won’t criticize anything. Any misstep by Trump is completely blown up, even though it is nothing.”Coultergeist is a parasite whose fifteen minutes of fame was up ten years ago. Her relevance to politics has fallen on deaf ears.
Talk about the moral decay at lower levels. You judge a tree by its fruit. Is it healthy or is it sucking up the life of everything around it to survive? Ann is the type of woman whom suffers from diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain.
It’s been awhile, but congratulations’ Ann, you are today’s most putrid human in the world! Enjoy numb-nuts!
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Fuckface Von Cownstick supporter Scottie Nell Hughes who was portrayed as a “full-blown nutjob” on Saturday Night Live has hit back at the comedy show, calling it “the ultimate shaming” and saying they never portray conservatives in a positive light.
“FULL BLOWN NUTJOB”
Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Hughes said she was okay with the parody of herself — if not the hairstyle — but was unhappy with the premise of the skit.
“You know, I have a great sense of humor. My mother loved it — she thought it was the funniest thing; she’s gonna watch it every morning,” Hughes said.In the skit, Hughes is portrayed by cast member Cecily Strong, who explains, “As a woman I like Donald Trump, but as a full-blown nutjob, I friggin’ love him!”
Stating, “you’ve gotta have a sense of humor and laugh about yourself,” Hughes said — after reading headlines about her portrayal Sunday morning — she was not pleased.
“Talk about the ultimate shaming, the ultimate sexism,” she said. “What does ‘SNL’ want me to do? Be barefoot and pregnant or maybe just talk about parenting issues?”In an interview with The Blaze, Hughes went further saying she was “shaken” by how she was portrayed and that “tears were shed.”
“You’ve never known SNL to parody any conservative in a positive way — either male or female,” she said, “I don’t get paid to be positive about Mr. Trump. I’ve never been paid by him.”According to Hughes, she was watching the episode and her daughter who asked her, “Why do they think you’re crazy?”
“So that was hard,” she said. “I had to explain that mean people and bullying doesn’t stop in elementary school. It continues throughout your life.”
I would tell Ms. Hughes, that if it talks like a full blown nutjob, walks like alike a full blown nutjob, its a full blown nutjob..If you don't want your kid to see you portrayed as a full blown nutjob, then stop acting like one!
Monday, April 4, 2016
Calling Trump “America’s potential next president,” the HBO host noted that Trump seemed ill-equipped to talk seriously about foreign policy and nuclear proliferation.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last Tuesday, Trump glibly suggested that countries that live under the umbrella of American security should step up, protect themselves and be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.
“At some point we have to say, you know what, we’re better off if Japan protects itself against this maniac in North Korea,” Trump told Cooper. “We’re better off, frankly, if South Korea is going to start to protect itself.”
Asked about Saudi Arabia getting nukes, Trump replied: “Saudi Arabia? Absolutely.”
“He says that with the confidence of a man who could easily find Saudi Arabia on a map if he was given three tries — and the map only included countries ending with ‘Arabia,’” a smirking Oliver said.
Trump also stated that nukes could be used in Europe because: “Europe is a big place.”
“It’s ‘a big place’ is not a good excuse for using nuclear weapons,” Oliver explained. “It’s barely a good excuse for peeing in the ocean.”Oliver then turned to comments made by President Obama about Trump’s interview, with the president stating that Trump “doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally.”
“President Obama is basically implying there that you could fill a book with the things Donald Trump doesn’t know,” Oliver translated. “That book being the encyclopedia.”
Seriously folks, Fuckface is the last person you want near nuclear key codes, but what the hell, let him have at it! [Snark]
Friday, April 1, 2016
|TRUMPS WAR ON WOMEN IS NOW NUCLEAR|
Trump’s statement on abortions should come as no surprise. He’s been consistently misogynistic, from mocking a fellow candidates looks, to a rival’s wife. He even brags about his sexual conquests. That’s why he’s leading in the polls. He’s brought to life all the hate that’s baked into the 40% of GOPers who love him and stand by him.
Watching the 80’s special last night reminded me about Murphy Brown. Remember when VP candidate Dan Quayle condemned her for having a baby out of wedlock in 1992? See there it is, in all its glory. They hate a woman for having the baby and damn her if she decides to abort it. You see it’s always been about punishment. That’s their hallmark.
Remember Rush Limbaugh kind words on Sandra Fluke? See how Lyin’ Ted Cruz wants to take Planned Parenthood funding away to punish women by depriving them of health care? Fuckface Von Clownstick has mastered politics. He’s gotten the flip-flop thing down to an art as well. Just watch him on MSNBC: FLIP FLOP
Trump went on during the same interview to talk about how nuclear proliferation was a good thing.
Well congrats Donald, you’ve just taken the GOP’s War on Women nuclear.