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Trumpies don’t do ‘subtle’

So a couple days ago, GQ ran a profile of Melania Trump that portrayed her as a pretty smart woman (hinting that she’s actually smarter than her husband) who’s private, ambitious, and like Donald, astonishingly gifted at giving opaque answers to questions. Author Julia Ioffe’s big “get” is her discovery that Melania Trump has a half-brother who’s barely acknowledged by her family. Ms. Trump originally denied to Ioffe that such a person even existed, then, when Ioffe sent her the Slovenian records she’d found, wrote back saying she’d misunderstood Ioffe’s question, adding “I’ve known about this for years…My father is a private individual. Please respect his privacy.” So far, she sounds like a Trump, all right!

Melania Trump took her displeasure with the article to Facebook, accusing Ioffe of “looking to make a name for herself” — which should be news to Ioffe, a well-established journalist — and accusing her of “numerous inaccuracies” which somehow never get specified. Weirdly, and again like Donald, the thing that really pisses her off the most is a suggestion that one of her business ventures isn’t a huge success:

trump ioffe complaint

We’ll leave it to Talmudic scholars to parse the difference between Ioffe’s line about the skincare products: (“Melania’s caviar-infused anti-aging creams haven’t sold as well [as her jewelry], though a federal judge ruled in her favor in a lawsuit she filed against its promoters”) which is completely false, and Melania’s version (“The company in which I was involved with did not honor the contract and did not meet their obligations and as such the courts ruled in my favor”) which is competely true. The difference? We don’t know!

That single Facebook post was, of course, the signal for Donald Trump’s Flying Monkey Brigade to go on the attack, tweeting anti-Semitic images to Ioffe, calling her up and playing recordings of Hitler speeches, and reminding her that the Holocaust was a complete hoax, and the Jews totally deserved it. Ioffe tweeted that she’d received a call from “Overnight Caskets,” and also that her day ended “with a call from Aftermath Services, inquiring about that homicide clean up I ordered.” Haw Haw! And then there were all the HILARIOUS Death Camp jokes!

Ioffe tweet 5
Ioffe tweet 3.
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By some miracle, Donald Trump didn’t accidentally retweet any of those, so he’s good.

A picture of Ioffe wearing a yellow star even provoked a joking exchange with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, who’s angered the Trump mob more than once himself:

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Ioffe tweet chait

As the deluge of anti-Semitic emails and calls continued Wednesday and beyond, her attitude became a bit less benign, as she told The Guardian:

“It’s unsettling,” she said on Thursday night. “I started the day off having a sense of humor about it but by the end of the day, after a few phone calls like this, with people playing Hitler speeches, and the imagery, and people telling me my face would look good on a lampshade, it’s hard to laugh.”

She’s particularly concerned about the Trump cult’s willingness to mobilize over the slightest perceived insult to the Great Leader (haha, remember how Barack Obama supposedly inspired mindless idolatry?), even over a generally inoffensive magazine profile which actually says some rather nice things about Melania:

“This is not a heavily critical article. There is nothing in it that is untrue,” Ioffe said. “If this is how Trump supporters swing into action, what happens when the press looks into corrupt dealings, for example, or is critical of his policies?”

Ioffe knows a thing or two about organized anti-Semitism, having immigrated from Russia as a child and majored in Soviet history at Princeton. When she returned as a journalist to work in Moscow for three years, she also saw what charming intimidation a quasi-totalitarian regime can hand to journalists, like seeing “colleagues receive bouquets of funeral flowers at work,” not to mention the occasional murder of journalists — another Donald Trump laugh line. Like some kind of simpleton, she never thought that sort of thing would happen here in the Land Of The Free:

“The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this horrible antisemitic shit that I’ve only ever seen in Russia, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the US from Russia. We left Russia because we were fleeing antisemitism,” Ioffe said. “It’s been a rude shock for everyone.”

Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple tweets that Ioffe has contacted the police over the reports. It’s like she doesn’t have a sense of humor about a few death threats, which after cats and porn, are the third most popular things on the Internet.

Ioffe wemple tweet

Then again, she did write some slightly unflattering things about Melania Trump, and used some irony, which as everyone knows is a key part of the Jewish Agenda, so she has only herself to blame. It’s not like Donald Trump is echoing any kind of fascist behavior or anything. We wouldn’t worry unless he adopts some sort of obvious throwback slogan to anti-Semitic movements of the past, like “America First.”

[GQ / Guardian / Melania Trump on Twitter / Fusion / Julia Ioffe on Twitter]

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  • Nounverb911

    When do the morans start attacking Ivanka for being… you know… Jewish too, also?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      They never think these things through…

  • one_who_wanders

    I don’t know if I can make it to the election. I may just cower quietly under my desk.

  • Callyson

    And then there were all the HILARIOUS Death Camp jokes!

  • Msgr_Moment

    Say what you will about Trump’s fanboys, at least they have an ethos, man.

    • natoslug

      At this point I don’t think they have an ethos. Just random howling rageholes with no purpose or direction, flinging shit everywhere they can.

      • Billy Rubin

        Nihilists?

  • Thaumaturgist

    Why couldn’t Obama summon the Flying Monkey Brigade when they started talking about his long form, et al?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Because Obama is reality based…

  • FauxAntocles

    So if Sanders can’t win, let’s vote for the shitweasel these morans support.

    • Antimassacree

      There you go, reading Salon again!

      • hollydturner

        The IQ goes down with every Salon word read.

        • Captain Kraut

          Salons are overrated, I’m more of a boudoir kind of guy.

    • Lizzietish81

      Better than voting for a woman!

    • Tallmutha

      It’s not like he’s literally going to start making lampshades out of Jews. People get so worked up.

      • kindness

        Not in his first term…..probably, maybe, god I hope.

        • Tallmutha

          By the time he gets around to it, the people will have risen up and ushered in a glorious new progressive age. So vote Trump.

        • harryr

          Maybe in his fifth or sixth term. Repeal the twenty second amendment on Day 1!

          • Tundrafig

            And on the Seventh Term, He shall rest . . .

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        I’m sure he’ll deport those 11 million people somewhere nice.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Say, you know who else claimed his racist bile was just rhetorical?

        • Shibusa

          Dr. Laura “N*****” Schlessinger?

  • It’s hard to think of something funny or snarky, when I just want to cry that such horrible people exist. My heart hurts now.

  • Callyson

    “If this is how Trump supporters swing into action, what happens when the press looks into corrupt dealings, for example, or is critical of his policies?”

    Come to think of it, I hope this doesn’t deter reporters from doing so. I would not be surprised if some of these assholes are aiming for just that effect FFS…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Most of our “journalists” are lazy enough to be completely safe, I think. :-(

      • SpideySenser

        Most of our “journalists” don’t even know what the hell “journalism” is.

  • Seaside

    Trump, “Listen, the jews love me, I’ll be so good as president that I will make their heads spin… literally.”

  • OrdinaryJoe

    White men may not be able to jump or dance but some of them sure can goosestep.

    • Captain Kraut

      We really should’ve copyrighted all that shit back when we had the chance.

      Peacockstrut just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  • hollydturner

    It takes a narcissist to marry a narcissist and she’s a narcissist that married that piece of shit so she’s getting exactly what she bargained for.

  • beingreleased

    “Here’s the thing about people. I don’t like them.”
    — Shalom Auschlander

  • Oblios_Cap

    Those kinds of assholes all think that being louder makes your point correct and that pissing other people off is a sport.
    But all they really are is really loud assholes.

  • MsAnthropesMr

    So how long do we have before Trump shuts the borders down? Let’s hope that some country takes pity on us and lets us emigrate, unlike the US at times during WWII. At this point, I’m not picky.

  • Jay Vaughn

    That twitter exchange on who wore it best made my day.

  • anwisok

    Sooooo much better than Hillary.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      And even if not, there’s always the filibuster!

    • Shibusa

      I know a devout Jewish guy who plans to vote for Trump because in the 1990s, Hillary kissed Suha Arafat on the cheek. I’m not kidding. He doesn’t care about the legions of David Dookies at DT rallies.

      • SayItWithWookies

        And Trump having lots of business dealings with Arab countries doesn’t faze him? Here he his at the launch of his golf club in Dubai, for instance: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/incoming/article614631.ece/ALTERNATES/g3l/Akoya_Damac_83.jpg

        • SayItWithWookies

          I guess it’s only fair to point out that 1) dealing with Arab countries is pretty much normal, and everyone does so, and 2) even the Arab businesses dealing with Trump are kinda feeling icky about it.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Some Arab businesses have dropped Trump merchandise lines in response to Trump’s blatant Muslim bashing.

          • Captain Kraut

            He’s too gaudy for their taste.

        • Shibusa

          Nope. Because Trump also promises to undo the Iran nuclear deal (Even though he has no idea what’s in it, Trump promises to negotiate a better deal.)

        • Querolous

          That’s weird looking burka .Didn’t know that there is a sleeveless style. Are they on the way to her stoning?

      • ryp

        That’s not a reason, it’s an excuse.

  • Tallmutha

    It was somewhat disarming to be reading down those anti-Semitic memes and then to think “Have you ever tried gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly almond butter?” was another one of them.

  • Lizzietish81

    Say you know who else had followers who threaten journalists with death camps?

    • hollydturner

      The High Sparrow?

    • anwisok

      Stalin?

    • Belasaurius

      Nixon?

      • Nounverb911

        We have to stop meeting like this.

        • Belasaurius

          great minds think alike

    • Nounverb911

      Nixon?

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      Wagner?

    • limberrat

      Blackadder?

    • Shibusa

      Mugabe? Putin? Bashar al-Assad? Erdogan?

    • Tundrafig

      Aragorn, son of Arathorn?

    • Grizz1y

      Andrew Jackson?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Tywinn Lannister?

    • AnOuthouse

      Idi Amin?

    • ViveLaRes

      FEMA Goats? (This is my all-time favorite thing I saw on Wonkette.)

    • Skadi

      Abraham Lincoln? (Well, maybe not death camps, but he would throw your ass in jail.)

  • baconzgood

    Why did she sign and put her face place statement in quotes?

    • doktorzoom

      She cut and pasted from her own press release?

  • Indiepalin

    These same Nazis buy their Mountain Dew at Target.

    • therblig

      not anymore, now that transgenders have taken over target bathrooms.

  • kindness

    You know what is really funny (not)? I grew up in the NY suburbs and have many Jewish friends from that era still in my life. More than a few of those are solid Trump supporters. These were kids that used to be liberal but now that they are successful adults fully swollowed the family line that I did not. I love NY but am so glad to be a Californian now.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      That is weird. What could possibly be the appeal of an over-the-top goy like Trump? That he’s promising to mean to Muslims?

      • William Burns

        Yes.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Ack. They’ve gone the way of Likud, and are now trying to out-Nazi the Nazis.

        • Captain Kraut

          The saddest thing I ever saw.

          • kindness

            I hate to say it but the Likud apparchnicks learned the wrong lesson from Hitler.

          • H0mer0

            I think it’s like the teabaggers that learned from Alinsky.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I think the key is “successful adults.” They have money and they love it far more than they love the religion they were brought up in. They’re attracted to someone who tells them that the love of money above all thing is A-OK and anyone who criticizes their ostentatious spending or tries to take away a penny of their cash is the enemy. They wish they could BE Trump.

  • Percy Bitch Shelley

    I grew up in a post-9/11 society, and I’ve never been as afraid of the state of the world as I am now that Orangeface McFuckbag has started getting these frothy racists and bigots up into a lather. I’m terrified for my friends and my future. This is horrifying.

    • natoslug

      I grew up in a late disco society, and I’m afraid it is time to start investing in recreational drugs, because this circus has the worst freaks.

      On the plus side, when Trump goes down in horrible defeat, hopefully it will shut his followers up for a bit. Oh, who am I kidding — they’ll be in the streets screaming that he was robbed of his rightful title.

      • Percy Bitch Shelley

        I thank all my stars that around here they’re ramping up marijuana decriminalization. It’s good for my mental health.

        • Jonny On Maui

          It’s done wonders for mine…

        • h4rr4r

          Decrim is nice and all, but I want some of them fancy stores they have in Colorado and Oregon.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            We have to wait until the vote in the fall. This time all the retirees figured out they got tricked on the last vote. They’re going for their medical grade smoke this time. The decrim is just a step in the right direction so the legislature doesn’t have a convenient excuse to dismiss it.

          • h4rr4r

            Here in NY it ain’t gonna happen for a while. Our senate will kill it dead.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            The only reason it got shut down in FL last time it was up on a vote was because the antis pulled a last minute anti-pot fear campaign scaring the shit out of old people. But now that they all realized that oh, shit, this would make us feel better when we’re sick? It might pass this time.

          • h4rr4r

            You do that and I might have to take the kid to disney world.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            OMG doing Disney High is so much fun. Just getting SHITFACED and hopping on the People Mover… Good times. You have to be careful now though, because they have sniffer dogs.

      • Justno

        Recreational drugs? Damn, that sounds like a reasonable plan.

    • anwisok

      I grew up during the fucking Cold War, and I’m damn nearly as afraid for the world as I was when I knew that, fifteen minutes from any given moment, civilization could end.

      • Percy Bitch Shelley

        To be fair though, there are still enough nuclear weapons to send us into the Fallout universe and back several times, but these days they aren’t high up on the list of things freak out about, even though the FUCKING SHOULD.

        But today we have people in office who WANT the world to end. Evangelical Christians who go insane over protecting Israel because they want Jews to rebuild the great temple and herald the End Times. We have elected officials who get hardons for using nuclear weapons against Muslims. And then… Trump.

      • Justno

        I also grew up during the Cold War and I’m more afraid now than I was in sixth grade.

        Kristalnacht wouldn’t surprise me FFS.

      • proudgrampa

        Oh, this is a LOT worse than the Cold War.

        • Percy Bitch Shelley

          The whole deterrence idea the fueled the Cold War tension was because everyone WANTED PEOPLE TO LIVE.

          Now people don’t care if the Other Guy lives, and would actually prefer that they died.

        • H0mer0

          ‘Cuz Sting told us that the Russians love their children too.

    • kindness

      Late 60’s-early 70’s kid here. I’m thinking it might be time to update my gun selection. 22’s aren’t going to help me much if these yahoos go on rampage.

      Yes I am a liberal who owns guns. Sue me. I still support gun control.

      • Percy Bitch Shelley

        I’m looking into some sweet sweet Pre-War tech. I for one look forward to my future Wasteland existence.

        https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.gosunoob.com%2Fimg%2F1%2F2015%2F11%2FFallout-4_X-01_Power-Armor-1024×576.jpg&f=1

        • kindness

          That’ll keep the kids off your lawn.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            That and my minigun. And my Mr. Handy.

          • borninatrailer

            “And my Mr. Handy.”

            Well.. uhh.. that’s one way to scare the kids away.

            Oh, oh, the robot..

          • H0mer0

            were you thinking of the Christmas poo?
            Oh, that was Mr HanKEy, my bad

            https://youtu.be/SCWa4Y0lmcA

        • Anarchy Pony

          Strictly speaking, the X-01 power armor is post war.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            SHIT, you’re right. I just snagged the first picture of power armor Duck Duck Go provided.

      • Anarchy Pony

        I hate to admit it, but I agree.

      • Skadi

        I prefer a stout stick, myself. Something heavy and oaken.

        http://www.omegamall.com/_product_images/93897_img1.jpg

      • h4rr4r

        I highly recommend a woodsmaster or BAR variant. They both look like traditional hunting rifles, but are semi-auto and chambered in big boy cartridges like 30-06. A 740/7400 can be had pretty cheap, especially if they are non-functional which 99% of the time with this firearm means it needs a trip through the parts cleaner.

        As they are not black rifles our friends here will not be scared.

        • kindness

          At home I have a metal baseball bat in the front closet. My guns are all locked up and I don’t really need anything like that for defense. Most the nutjobs who say they do are literally humping their guns when no one is looking. I target shoot. OK, I plink cans too. I like Browning’s BARs and their bolt actions. Pricey though. I like Springfield’s semi autos. I have friends who are militia types. They don’t scare me. Some of these Trump nutz though….they scare me.

          • h4rr4r

            I don’t even have a baseball bat. My guns are locked up and totally inoperable. Ammo stored in a separate place and integral parts in a third.

            So even if they were somehow stolen they would only be useful as pipes or clubs.

            Yeah, I just think it very funny that my woodsmaster is totally legal, but a normal AR has been banned by my state. So the gun that shoots a round good for 1000m and zips through most body armor legal! The gun that shoots tiny little .223 totally illegal.

            I target shoot, plink and on rare occasion hunt. Honestly I usually use the pellet guns for the first two. No need to make myself any more deaf.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Very classy. Beautiful. Just tremendous.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …so Melania is more concerned about her shitty “skincare” line than the fact that she is a borderline “pornstar”?!

    • GDleftyPart2

      I guess I never noticed it before for some oddly bronzed reason….is she handcuffed to something to keep her there?

      • Percy Bitch Shelley

        It looks connected to the suitcase, but it seems really mean to handcuff a naked person to a suitcase. What if you have to take the suitcase somewhere? How is she supposed to get any clothes on?

        • GDleftyPart2

          Gotcha, I see it now…my eyes are old and apparently perverted….not that it’s a bad thing….it just leads to confusion sometimes.

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            I’m immune to the naked, because I’m too distracted by the weird angles happening in the leg area of the photo that makes her shin look six inches long.

          • h4rr4r

            There are shins in this photo?

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            South Park… “What was the color of the nice lady’s handkerchief?”

          • GDleftyPart2

            Fuck, now that’s all I see.
            Thanks.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          She’s NOT SUPPOSED to put any clothes on!

          It’s the Ferengi way!

          • Percy Bitch Shelley

            Uuuuuuuuupfisted

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            It’s how you protect your assets. I never leave my bicycle anywhere in the city without first chaining it to a naked Rosie O’Donnell.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        That briefcase is the “football” that contains the launch codes to the Trump ICBMs.

        • ViveLaRes

          Drumpf with the launch codes. Holy fuck. Thanks, that thought is going to give me nightmares forever.

        • GDleftyPart2

          It’s a grow-er not a show-er and midget digits is proud of his ICBM.
          He nicknamed it “nubbin”.

      • nmmagyar

        Theoretically, there could be chains hidden in the fur.

    • Treg.Brown

      So the nation’s first courtesan First Lady?
      NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …agrees, nope!

    • Captain Kraut

      You say that as if it was a bad thing…

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …geez, Mrs. ABG can vouch for how much I love “porn stars”. Hell, I wish they had a Mount Rushmore of porn stars my friend

    • nightmoth

      Jeezus—real classy first lady material there, huh?

  • Shibusa

    Does the TrumpMonkey Brigade know that the Donald’s daughter Ivanka is an Orthodox Jew?

    • Blank Ron

      ‘Know’?

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …and just for the record, since when is acknowledging that you have a half brother a hit piece?!?!

    • Percy Bitch Shelley

      Her feels got hurt, that makes it a hit piece.

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      When he’s kept chained up in the basement?

    • natoslug

      Because people might start questioning what she did with the other half of her brother?

      • Nounverb911

        It’s the secret ingredient in her skincare products?

        • Linda Gutierrez

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          • Little Lulu

            Linda, why do you hate America?

      • arglebargle

        Maybe the dingo ate the other half of your brother.

        • borninatrailer

          Maybe half a dingo ate half her brother!

          ♪♫ it’s the semicircle of life.. ♪♫

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Because she was assured there would be no math?

      • nmmagyar

        Fractions are hard

        • therblig

          “Melania, honey, the fraction is hard” – Trump foreplay

          • GEMoore

            And this: ______________________
            Is six inches. Poor Melania. She’ll never learn math now.

    • Sardonicuss

      He was a kuato, so it didn’t end well.

    • SadDemInTex

      Maybe he’s not a YOOUGE success?

    • JMP

      And was I just imagining all the right-wing media’s pieces on Barack Obama’s half-siblings from the father he never knew that implied he was somehow responsible for their actions?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Back in my day, we had to stand on street corners all day to harass and menace people. These assholes can do it from their parents’ basements.”

    –Ghost of Ernst Röhm

  • limberrat

    I knew there was a reason I was afraid of Melania…

  • Justno

    It’s totally her own fault for not having a sense of humor.

    • Nounverb911

      They can do ‘funny bone’ transplants now….

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Or Silly cone implants?

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          Throw in a facelaugh, her mouth is getting droopy.

  • stankbait

    Trump won;t piss a drop as president. He won’t take a breath as president.
    He is making sure of that with his freewheeling mouth and rarely popping the clutch on his low mileage brain. As his followers would say an old tiger can’t change its spots. The early bird gets its hand in the bush, Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no. And it ain’t over now.

  • Relativicus

    It’s okay, Dok. I was assured by a talker on today’s Diane Rehm Show that none of the Trumpeteers are equating this version of “America First” with that version of “America First.”

    • bupkus23

      Most likely because of their brilliant grasp of history.

  • baconzgood

    When the press looks into Trump’s business dealings the Trump monkeys will be very busy chattering racist threats.

    • Nounverb911

      How many bankrupt casinos does it take to lose an election?

      • Sardonicuss

        It’s a Zen Koan: How many Trump U. alums does it take to screw in a light bulb?

        • Captain Kraut

          Ummon libelz!!1!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Yeah, they’ll get right on that. They’ve only had almost a year to do it already. :-(

      • Anarchy Pony

        Trumps mob connections are the best, the yoogest.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          “The Genoveses love me. And let me tell ya — they’re really rich.”

      • nmmagyar

        Until the convention it was the job of his opponents in the RW press. Hillary won’t pull punches.

  • SayItWithWookies

    “Julia Ioffe said I’m nice and moderately successful, although one of my business ventures is doing better than another?! Bring me the head of Julia Ioffe!”

    Wait — did Donald Trump learn this random vendetta nonsense from Melania, or did he learn it from her? And I was afraid The Donald was going to come off as being the only thug in his family — little should I have worried. At least she’s appearing first-ladyish — in the style of first lady Imelda Marcos, anyway.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I just can’t wait til he loses the election and sues the entire country for libel.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        And he NEVER settles.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          As the National Football League can attest.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Oh, yes. The man who single handedly destroyed the USFL. Sooper genius!

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            I have just two words for you, pal: Treble Damages.

          • SuspectedDemocrat

            Tribble damages? Republicans HATE tribbles!

          • thixotropic jerk

            Tribbles hate Rethuglicans!

          • H0mer0

            So the tribble now occupying his scalp is secretly sucking away his precious body fluids?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Or First Lady Elena Ceausescu.

    • bupkus23

      “…did Donald Trump learn this random vendetta nonsense from Melania, or did he learn it from her? ”

      Donald could have taught it to her ( see Trump in the 80s and 90s ), but somehow, I just suspect it just might be innate.

  • anwisok
    • Percy Bitch Shelley

      God bless you.

      • anwisok

        I thought it was time.

    • proudgrampa

      Aaaaawwwwww…

    • Sardonicuss

      That middle one scoffs at all contentious political stories – and would also like a belly rub.

      • Kavefish

        :::sings with gusto::: “Iiiiiii’m dreeeeeaming of a niiiiiiice belly-rub…”

        • H0mer0

          I miss my goldens. Mine would have shown the burglars where the silver was hidden in exchange for a belly rub. My current canina likes belly rubs but from a select few or those bringing her bacon-flavored offerings

    • Skadi

      That last photo made me think “Ebony and Ivory” for some reason, and now I have it stuck in my head. Thanks a lot! :p

      • ViveLaRes

        Great, now so do I.

        • Land Shark

          Thanks, Obama!

  • Scooby

    Trump is great! Trump is kind! Trump is a genius!
    Whew, I guess I’m safe now.

    • SayItWithWookies

      You failed to compliment Melania. To the trains with you!

      • Scooby

        Leave the gun, take the Cannoli.

    • UncleTravelingMatt
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Drumpf is good, Drumpf is great
      I surrender my will as of this date.

      • Tundrafig

        Handarbeit macht Frei!!

  • Ryan Denniston

    Well, i hear they’re planning to employ Might Makes Right in Cleveland.

  • Tundrafig

    I only have one question: will it be a Baccarat Krystallnacht, or a Waterford Krystallnacht on January 20th next?

    • nmmagyar

      Oneida, ‘cuz ‘Merkin!!!!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    I still don’t get how these “private individuals” spend so much time looking for public acclaim.

    Puzzling.

    • Percy Bitch Shelley

      They only plead “private citizen” when they don’t like what is being said about them.

      “Why are you so mean to me?! I’m just a private individual! I never asked for this! Waaah!”

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Trump cult’s willingness to mobilize over the slightest perceived
    insult to the Great Leader (haha, remember how Barack Obama supposedly
    inspired mindless idolatry?)

    Always projection with these assholes.

    Always.

  • I am beginning to think the name Trumpazees might be a tad insulting to chimps.

    • Grizz1y

      Exactly, Chimps are still primates, close cousins of humanity. I Trumptipedes is more appropriate. Venomous and able to trip over it’s own feet if it doesn’t concentrate on walking.

      • nmmagyar

        Pity there’s no way to combine his name with maggot.

        • malsperanza

          Maggot libel.

      • Grokenstein

        Plus, Trumpipedes are formed much in the same fashion as the similar creatures in those movies. Except Trumpipedes are, mindbogglingly, voluntary.

      • bupkus23

        How about Trumpococcus?

        • H0mer0

          Heffatrump or Woozle?

    • Land Shark

      Trumpenstein and his minions?

  • OneYieldRegular

    Asked for comment, Donald Trump rummaged in his media toolkit and responded, “I will say that the Neo-Nazis who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And are terrific!

      • h4rr4r

        And many of them are huge. Just terribly gigantically huge, morbidly huge.

    • not ted danson

      The Neo-Nazis are jobless, really hurting out there, feeling disenfranchised– that’s what’s finally brought them to the political process to support Trump.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    It is difficult to respond in any coherent way to this filth. Which I think that is its purpose.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There are coherent ways, but they violate, big time, the Commenting Rules for Radicals.

  • Hemp Dogbane

    I’m shocked that someone married to Trump would prove to be terrible at being human.

    • Percy Bitch Shelley

      It’s sad though, sexbot AI has come such along way. He must like her the way she is or he would have upgraded.

  • There is a part of me that thinks that SOP for overtly racist and Neo-Nazi tweets and emails should be to dox the senders and forward the emails to their families and employers.

    • Gristle McThornbody

      Ditto for rape threats and anyone who threatens their target’s kids. First, dox and send the info to the cops, then the families and employers.

    • malsperanza

      Not doxxing. That’s evil and doing evil doesn’t help. But alerting the cops and employers is both responsible and satisfying.

      • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

        Yes, doxing. Freedom of Speech does not mean Freedom from Consequences. Threatening and harassing people is a crime. It should be outed and punished.

        • malsperanza

          Doxxing is threatening and harassing. It’s not only a crime; it’s vigilantism.

  • Joe Beese

    I need a palate cleanser after that one.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    @Dok: can we change that photo at the top of the post. It’s just difficult to even look at.

    • Captain Kraut

      I’ve probably broken half a dozen german anti-nazi laws by having those on my monitor. And killed any appetite for dinner, so there’s that.

    • doktorzoom

      It’s vile, I know. But I think for the sake of illustrating exactly how horrible these people are, it’s necessary. (But the vileness is why I used a different image for the “featured’ pic on the Wonket front page.)

      • H0mer0

        Was that actually a political cartoon? What was that from?

  • borninatrailer

    Looks like we’ve reached post anti-Semitic America! Congratulations, everyone, we did it!

  • JMP

    “GQ ran a profile of Melania Trump that portrayed her as a pretty smart woman (hinting that she’s actually smarter than her husband) ”

    Well I’m pretty sure my cat’s smarter than her husband, that isn’t saying very much.

    • Sally Johnson

      Playing the Pussy Card, are we?

    • Land Shark

      My cats fill their litter box with things smarter than Trumpenstein.

      • H0mer0

        The dogs seem to think it makes them smarter. Also too, I realized that my cat eats the heads off of mice to harvest their brains. So maybe cats don’t have nine lives but are cute zombies incarnate

  • JMP

    So Trump’s supporters have basically taken the tactics of the harassment campaign GamerGate and blown them up to the national scale for the Presidential election. What lovely people. Ugh.

    • not ted danson

      Hey #GamerGate is a REAL MOVEMENT about ETHICS in GAME JOURNALISM.

      • malsperanza

        Bernie? Is that you?

  • not ted danson

    Gee, the Trumpettes are really gonna LOVE a President Bernie Sandersbergstien!

    • malsperanza

      In fact, the strongest indication that the rightwing thinks they can trounce Sanders, and is really hoping he runs, is the loud, echoing fact that they have said nothing about his Jewness. Radio silence on the Socialist Jews from Vermont.

  • Bitter Scribe

    She’s particularly concerned about the Trump cult’s willingness to mobilize over the slightest perceived insult to the Great Leader (haha, remember how Barack Obama supposedly inspired mindless idolatry?)

    Extremely true. All the jackasses who were going on about Obama the Messiah just blandly accept shit like this. Exhibit #8,273 in the Hall of Wingnut Hypocrisy.

    • Projection. With the wingnuts, it’s all projection.

    • Buzz1313

      And here’s the thing: the second the FBI confronts one of these idiots making threats, they’ll whine about how it was just a “joke” and cry about their”freedom of speech” being threatened.
      For people who go in about personal responsibility, they’re lacking big time. Hope that reporter is safe and sound.

  • Kavefish

    This article makes a nice bookend to the one about the Salon article claiming it’d be better for liberals to vote for Trump rather than Clinton.

  • Blanche Beecham

    Zealots are scary. More frightening than Melisandre Trump and her night full of terrors to make Trump King.

  • Are they gone? Is it safe to come out of hiding?

    • Erik Lonnrot

      Don’t worry adorable tiny bear. I would gladly strangle an entire sturmgruppen of these fuckweasles to protect you. I love bears and I fucking hate Illinois Nazis.

  • NoGoodnik

    Anonymity and poor impulse control are a terrible terrible combination.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You see this in WoW trade chat every day. And in Twitter. And on Facebook.

      AND HERE!

      • Jenny

        No kidding! I’m glad I stopped playing WoW. That and the ex works there and it seemed weird to continue being in a place he can watch every movement.

      • Hardly Ideal

        I’m pretty sure even the orcs have better impulse control than Drumpf supporters.

    • bupkus23

      If “Animal House” were to be remade today, that would be Dean Wormer’s line ( instead of “…[D]runk and stupid is no way to go through life, son…” )

      • H0mer0

        although it’s obviously a way of life for these a$$holes

  • Bitter Scribe

    It’s my experience that politicians who incessantly, publicly complain about the media are almost invariably worthless.

    • nmmagyar

      “Almost” was uneccesary

    • So, basically, every Republican for the last thirty years.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Forty-plus, if you count Nixon.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Nixon: “Are you running for something, Dan?”
          Dan Rather: “No Mr. President. Are you?”

          • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

            One of my favorite Ratherisms ever. .

          • H0mer0

            AOT,K

  • Ruka Health Fitness

    Who says sex workers can’t be smart and vengeful at the same time?

  • Skadi

    OK, this is as OT as it gets, but I have to ask–are any of you guys responsible?

    “Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider”

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476154494/weasel-shuts-down-world-s-most-powerful-particle-collider

    • JustPixelz

      The Weasel particle, also known as “second generation Higgs boson”, is predicted by the Standard Model.

    • malsperanza

      Not so OT. The article makes reference to coordinated attacks by raccoons.

      (I know: unfair to trash pandas, who are not nearly as prone to rabies as Turnip supporters.)

      • Skadi

        A RACCOONSPIRACY!

      • The Wanderer

        Raccoons can be cute and fluffy thugs at times. I read an article back in the 90s about a pack of them terrorizing a neighborhood outside Seattle.

        • malsperanza

          The raccoons in Central Park are awesome. At dusk, the little ones come out and distract you with their fat waddling, while the adults quietly lift your wallet, cell phone, and bag of takeout.

      • Tokays_don’t_blink

        Upfist for trash panda!

    • Sally Johnson

      Weasels ripped my flesh.

      • The Wanderer

        Rizzz!

    • The Wanderer

      He accidentally fell into the particle stream and vanished, only to re-apparate later as the 20-foot-tall WEASEL-HULK(tm)!

  • AntiDerpomeme

    Er, I’m trying to decide who to call the real racists are here. But it’s not the Stormtrumpers, nosiree Bon.

  • Rick Hill

    How long would it take the Turnip’s to morph into the first Czarist family of the United Socialist States of America?

  • After this whole dust up, I went and read the whole article at GQ. It’s not that bad a profile. Perfectly normal look into Melania’s life and background. Nothing all that negative. And wing nuts are all upset about that? What the hell is wrong with people?

    • nmmagyar

      Michelle Obama needs to write an op-ed.

      • malsperanza

        Which will consist entirely of this:

        • nmmagyar

          With the word “fuck”. A lot.

          • Hardly Ideal

            “And I want a column, Spider. A real one, by tomorrow morning. I don’t want a repeat of the Smiler announcing his run for the presidency where you just typed “fuck” 8,000 times.”

    • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

      Melania’s response (actually, Team Trump’s response) is purely tactical. Completely detached from reality. Designed to provoke precisely the response it’s provoking. Silencing and intimidating those few journalists who aren’t already going all Mark Halperin on Trump, and God knows there aren’t that many in the first place.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Yeah, but you read the article. I’m pretty sure Trump’s flying monkeys didn’t.

  • JustPixelz

    Nothing about Melania being a secret Muslim? (It would be irresponsible not to speculate.)

    • Rick Hill

      Sekrit KGB operative. Putin chuckles….

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Ailes, Rove, Atwater, Gingrich, DeMint, Stone et al–the whole filthy boiling of them brought us to this place, these strategists and ops and propagandists and smear merchants who have cashed in so handsomely by pouring kerosene on every available flame, day in and day out for more than forty years.

    The most awful thing the Republican Party has done to the rest of us is this: even if, by the grace of God, Trump loses the election, and even if the Republican grip on Congress and the states is loosened–both pretty big “ifs”–the Republican base isn’t going to just shut up and slink away. They’ve been activated, a lot of them are quite insane and very heavily armed, and as we’re already beginning to see, they really, really want to hurt the people they’ve been conditioned to hate.

    Simply put, the Republicans have systematically transformed their base into a lynch mob that is now outright hungering and thirsting after some real life lynchings.

    • Rick Hill

      What good is it to spend thousands on your guns and ammo if you don’t get to shoot someone once and awhile?

    • The only good thing I can see coming out of Trump’s candidacy is that the traditional base of the party is finally waking up to the Republicans’ support for harmful free trade agreements and devastating safety net cuts. But the far-right nationalism he’s stirring up might outweigh that in the end.

    • nightmoth

      “insane and armed”–100 upvotes for that!
      I’m not sure the GOP has transformed its base into a lynch mob, however, as much as gotten them in touch with their inner nazi.

      • yyyaz

        The only difference is that the Drumpfendkinder will be an equal-opportunity lynch mob.

    • Swampgas_Man

      If the Clinton election brought out the OKC bombers, one shudders to think what the next Clinton election will bring out.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        Yeah, my motto nowadays is, Don’t think, just drink. Because otherwise it’s simply way too depressing.

      • cleos_mom

        Which is sure to inspire Concerned Folks to exhort you to not vote for her. Be the better person.

  • malsperanza

    the Trump cult’s willingness to mobilize over the slightest perceived insult
    to the Great Leader

    Looking forward to what happens in November at polling places in open carry states.

    • NellCote71

      Literally, with votes.

    • nmmagyar

      The next few primaries will could be interesting

  • RobKanC

    Hey at least he is not Hilary. Am I right?

    • Ruffle Puffle

      So right RobKanC . . . and, according to Slate, this is the lesser evil?

      • RobKanC

        Yeah. He is almost a liberal except for his xenophobia, misogyny and anti-semitism. Maybe a little fascist but not a corporate lackey like Clinton. This election is so eye opening.

      • Hardly Ideal

        Th-then who’s the greater evil? Clinton? Cruz? An omnicidal ball of rock?

        I don’t know, I’m still trying to digest that train wreck.

    • cleos_mom

      Youarerite. Ask anybody at Salon.

  • Me not sure

    Irony! The Torah is literally full of it! Just ask Job.

    • bupkus23

      Kasich will tell you all about it.

      • Me not sure

        Wise old Rabbi that he is.

    • cleos_mom

      Job’s god was such a stitch. Asked why all this shit was going down he skipped that part about an ego-inspired wager and strutted around boasting about how insanely wonderful he was.

      Sort of like Trump, come to think of it.

  • Ruffle Puffle

    Has anyone explored the connection between 55+ white male conservatives who wax poetically about the glorious 1950’s where the U.S. basked in the afterglow of defeating Hitler and those same convervatives who implicitly condone this shit by supporting Trump? . . . strange is all I’m saying. I got no funnies after this post.

    • yyyaz

      Anyone who is 55 today would have been 10 years old in 1970. The only ideas they would have about the 1950s would have come from “Happy Days” on the teevee.

      • georgiaburning

        Their thoughts about the 50’s were shaped at Arnold’s Drive-In and listening to Reagan speeches. Blacks and minorities played sports, cooked food or just stayed in the background shots. Gays went away somewhere and nobody saw or talked about them again, like Richie’s brother.

      • Land Shark

        With the exception of those whose parents were WW2 veterans. We were taught respect.

        Sadly, some were not.

      • Aquaria

        Anyone who’s 55 would have been 10 in 1971.

        I should know. I’m 54 and I was 10 in 1972.

        But the Happy Days line is spot on. We have fuzzy memories of the 60s as kids. We don’t know anything about the 50s unless our Silent Generation Parents were talking about what was going on back them.

        • yyyaz

          You are correct; I was too lazy to make the edit. As a followup, I have hated the ’50s my entire life, only partially because it was my parents’ prime time. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK, the Civil Rights Movement, the Beatles (Stones, Animals, Kinks, DC5 et al), Berkeley, Watts, Vietnam, napalm, self-immolating monks, the Summer of Love, RFK, MLK and then Kent State, the 1950s seemed so far removed from what was brewing here to be a time that never existed.

          • cleos_mom

            Women’s clothes, makeup and hairstyles were enough to generate some very bad memories. My older sister was in middle school in the late 1950s and her yearbook pictures showed page after page of young girls whose hairstyles and makeup made them look like 40something matrons.

          • yyyaz

            Exactly. Scary stuff, conformity for the sake of conformity.

      • cleos_mom

        Which helped create the cozy myth of the 1950s being “a more innocent time”. Which it was — if you left out the racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia.

        Actually “a more innocent time” can be roughly defined as the decade in which the speaker was in grammar school and didn’t know what the fuck was going on other than what the Parental Units told him/her.

        • yyyaz

          And got slapped across the mouth if “it” dared to ask a question. Yep, “innocence.”

    • Left Coast Tom

      Not sure, but I have seen articles, months ago, outlining the connections between 1960s George Wallace supporters and modern-day Trump supporters.

  • Swampay

    More evidence that Trump is the lesser of two evils compared to Hillary.

    • edith prickly

      Better to vote for a self-made fascist than a corporate shill. Principles, people!

  • nightmoth

    This is horrible. Really, I got nothing, except where are those damn FEMA camps when you need them?

    • bupkus23

      Re-education doesn’t work, if the subjects are ineducable in the first place.

    • Hardly Ideal

      It’s times like this when I wish Obama were just half the dictator he’s made out to be.

      Like, can’t we offer trips for these sturmtrumpers to shoot Muslims carte blanche, but pull a bait-and-switch and just leave them on an iceberg somewhere east of Greenland?

  • JParkerSD46

    Good lord, the hate is staggeringly awful. What is wrong with people that they feel so threatened by this article? At least Melania appears to be using the same ghost writer as Donald. It’s important to stay consistent and on-message. I especially like that she mentioned her lawsuit victory. Just so Trumpian.

    • edith prickly

      I’ve been saying “what the hell is wrong with these people??” at every story posted today. And it’s still too early to start drinking.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        Actually, I’d just go ahead and start drinking if I were you. It’s a long, bloody way from now till November.

        • Pierre_de_Fermat

          Yeah, cripes, we have the summer of Trump and the squalid campaign that will follow. I anticipated the misogyny, but will weird antisemitism be included too? Maybe a few drinks are in order …

      • JustDon’tSayDittos

        Right? It’s enough to make me quit reading and do some actual work!

        JK, I won’t be doing any work.

      • brucej

        It’s always beer-o’clock SOMEWHERE on the planet!

      • The Wanderer

        I’d love to, but my doctor’s ordered me to forego all alcohol until the end of July. Some folderol about my liver enzymes.

      • Aquaria

        I don’t know how I’ll make it to November without cirrhosis and a methadone habit.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I don’t think they ever read or noticed the article. Der Drumpf’s Frump noted her displeasure and the mob obeyed.

  • YayConspiracy

    This is what you get if you tell people that it is okay to punch somebody in the face. Trump created an atmosphere of “Führer befiehl! Wir folgen!”

  • roberteye

    The Worldwide Web has been a continuing source of enlightenment about humans

    • Professor Fate

      it’s moments like this you start thinking the comet can’t hit soon enough.

    • The Wanderer

      (aliens land) “We are here to destroy all humans.”
      (looks around at Trump supporters) “Okay.”

  • fawkedifiknow

    Melania would only have had a 5% chance of marrying Trump if she had not been a woman.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      Deal her out!

  • Mavenmaven

    “My camps will be huge, much bigger than those European ones, I mean, they were so inefficient, my trains will run on time. ..”

    • OneDemin EOr

      Yeah, and “My showers will have REAL soap in them, not just some fake rock stuff!”

    • BeachBum

      Good one ! I just cannot understand why most people don’t see what Trump really is : 21st century neo-fascist.

  • OneDemin EOr

    Not really OT, but I saw a report about female sportswriters and the tweets they receive from pissed off male sports fans. The writers asked men to read the tweets aloud, and some just could not say the words.
    Same deal here. Somehow these brave souls have the kind of courage once found in a bottle, but now found in the intoxicating anonymity of the interwebs.
    The power is in the anonymity. I’m not a fan of censorship, but I’m even less a fan of anonymous death threats for just doing your fucking job. http://espn.go.com/espnw/culture/the-buzz/article/15386258/men-read-horrible-tweets-directed-female-sportswriters-psa

    • LaylaOhGee

      Wow. Really disturbing. I heard about that but didn’t actually watch it until now.

      I don’t know who was most uncomfortable- the women, the guys, or me.

    • jmk

      I saw that. I actually cried while watching it.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Thanks for passing that along. It’s important that people see that. Every man I know who has watched it was shocked. Many seem to have no idea this is a regular part of the lives of women in sports. But if you think that’s bad, you should see what African-American women on ESPN get in their mail. It’s what appeared in that video PLUS the worst kind of racism directed at Michelle Obama.

    • Hardly Ideal

      “There’s a lot C-words.” Try and at least wing some creativity, Twitter fuckwits.

  • SessileRaptor

    But you know, we should definitely look at Trump as a reasonable alternative to the horrors of a Clinton white house, because empowering his followers even more can’t possibly lead to anything bad ever. Also his election would move the conversation something something *Vomits own guts out*

    • glennisw

      “Shake things up,” I believe is the favorite phrase.

      • Hardly Ideal

        And I’m sick of hearing that one, too. Sometimes boring is good; I’m not sure those goons would like it if bridge integrity or their faith in the US dollar were “shaken up.”

    • Courser

      Right with you there. I didn’t even read this story yesterday because I knew it would upset me.

      In the Denver metro area, we take immigrants and we have lots of them. African, Muslim, Russian, we have ’em all. In the Aurora Public Schools, there are students who speak over 130 different languages as a first language. We do have a few cases where they have been targeted but for the most part, we accept them as part of our community. I hate that bigots, racists and homophobes make their lives harder.

    • cleos_mom

      Bengoldmanwhitewatervincefosteriraqestablishmentghazi!!!!

  • Swampgas_Man

    And all the Jews thought the Sturmdrumpfers would only be going after the Arabs and brown peoples this time.

    • Aquaria

      Don’t compound the anti-Semitism by lumping all Jews together, shmendrik. Some of the Likudniks may have thought this, and may stupidly STILL think it, but the rest of us knew full well where this scumbag was heading.

  • Msmlg1979

    I wish I hadn’t read this. Fuck.

    • Squirrel_t_robot

      It’s certainly disheartening.

      Oh, and horrible as fuck.

      • Msmlg1979

        This and going to Walmart on my lunch break was too much! Seriously, this poor lady. She’ll never be able to forget how some of her fellow Americans see her, and what they wish for her.

        • yyyaz

          Join the club, Ms. I drive a large pick-em-up truck, have been known to wear red-plaid flannel shirts, sportsball caps and Caterpillar(R) boots. Once they see my ponytail or bumperstickers though, the gig is up and the hate starts flowing like whiskey river.

          • Msmlg1979

            No one should be treating you that way! Isn’t it funny the silly assumptions people make based on our dress or hair? Dumb. You can’t look at me and see my politics in any way.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Yeah but your eye is the window to your beautiful soul…

          • Msmlg1979

            You are quite the charmer. Mrs. Maui is a lucky lady!

          • Jonny On Maui

            I’m amazed she still puts up with me. I keep telling her that by the time she’s trained a new one…

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      This comes from people whose knowledge of WW2 comes from comic books, old war movies, and games. The people who fought in that war were revolted by what these … creatures … seem to celebrate.
      Sometimes you just wonder where these folks come from. What happened to them.

      • Tokays_don’t_blink

        Unfortunately most of the olds who witnessed the atrocities are gone. Now the webs are rich with fools who start howling “worse than Hitler” every time they don’t get their way, IYKWIMAITYD.

  • btwbfdimho

    I could remodel the Plaza Hotel into a concentration camp & I wouldn’t lose votes.

  • Squirrel_t_robot

    Trump zombies are anxious to let their anti Semitic freak flag fly wide and high, apparently.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The Jews always get it eventually, always have. Once the little brown ones and The Blacks are safely deported and locked up, believe me, the Jews will be in the crosshairs. But yay Israel!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Then they’ll come for the Baptists. It’s inevitable.

      • glennisw

        They ARE Baptists.

        • Hardly Ideal

          Don’t worry, I’ll bet the TRUE Baptists will get out their knives for the fakers in their midst.

          • Aquaria

            And, funny, it will be the same group who are killing the Jews.

  • Jenny

    Yay America!

  • brucej

    Well, it appears Sinclair Lewis was wrong. When Fascism comes to America it will be loud , ignorant and have an ugly orange combover.

    • yyyaz

      Still wrapped in 10 flags and spouting about 2 Corinthians, though.

      • brucej

        Yuuuge, beautiful flags, though! Winning!

      • Cismontane

        10 Corinthians! 2 just isn’t yuuuuge enough. 20 Corinthians!

        • Smokahontas

          We’ll have so much Corinthians we’ll be tired of Corinthianing!

        • Sally Johnson

          Ricardo Montalban and Corinthian leather, too?

      • Land Shark

        And the bible! Just terrific! A great read! Mine is gold plated and signed by Gideon himself! So classy!

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  • Tundrafig

    Gosh, the slack-jawed jizz monkeys, uh, Trump supporters sure are speedy in their social media response times! Just Treblinka and you’ll miss it.

  • TheBidenator

    The Jewish plot to destroy Trump is to get neo-Nazi’s, white nationalists and batshit people like Alex Jones to full throat support him. Face it wingnuts, the Juden are too smart for you…

  • TheBidenator

    Here’s some more truth for the article: Melania Trump is a gold digging whore and if she’s so smart why did she marry Quasimodo?

    • Odd Jørgensen

      She got it half right, marry a rich olds, but she failed on the “no previous divorce” part. Gold digging 101 has to be don`t go for the guy that gets an upgrade wife every 5-7 years.

  • sw19womble

    *wanders in before dinner, starts to read article…*

    • Odd Jørgensen

      Is that the casual “office” sieg heil she does at the end there?

  • jangoodell

    We don’t have any Jewish folks in my tiny town (that I know of) so I don’t have to worry about this, right? Now come after kindly EuroAmericans, and then I’ll ‘ll worry about Trump hahaha.

    • Aquaria

      Oh don’t be so sure of that. The East Texas cum stain in the road where I lived had a population of 50, but there little old Hebrew me was.

  • Professor Fate

    It was of course unintentional but right under one a copy of one of these utterly hateful internet posts was an ad asking if I had tried a healthy paelo friendly chocolate bar. I found myself longing for a world where that ad was the most annoying thing I saw on the net all day.

  • anwisok
  • anwisok
  • anwisok
    • Bill Slider

      You missed the cat in an eagle’s nest being eaten by bald eagles that was on the Internet earlier this week. No one could determine if it was someone’s pet or feral.

      • The Wanderer

        People were so up in arms about a graphic demonstration of “Nature, red in tooth and claw.” Woody Allen was right when he said about Nature in Love and Death, “It’s like an enormous restaurant.”

    • AKLynne

      That baby looks like a baby deer to me. You sure it’s a goatlet?

  • glennisw

    It’s so nice to know that Trump supporters are so patriotic and love America so much that they threaten to round up and incarcerate journalists in death camps it they don’t write nice things about their Hero.

  • DemmeFatale

    Is it too late to go back to bed?

  • Jen_Baker_VA

    Ahhhh now I understand why Salon is suddenly rushing to slob Trump’s tiny knob! So he won’t come after them!

    Gee, that’ll teach that reporter for saying Melania is smart and ambitious.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “The company in which I was involved with did not honor the contract and did not meet their obligations and as such the courts ruled in my favor”
    Possible translation: “I invoked a clause that let me cancel their license when sales didn’t reach the specified minimum.”
    Possible further translation: nobody wanted to buy the crap.

  • Will the StormTrumpers be in uniform at the convention?

  • Cismontane

    Trumpsturmabteilung.

  • cgthegeek

    If you think the media is so damn dishonest, they why do you keep talking to them? If you keep getting misquoted, why don’t you record your interviews and present the “real” statement as proof? If you don’t think you can trust anyone to quote you accurately, why don’t you make some youtube videos to present your beliefs?

    (These are rhetorical questions. They know playing the victim will garner more support than anything.)

  • Next up: Salon magazine argues that the massive anti-Semitism being promoted by the Trump mobs is GOOD NEWS for Palestine. (Spoiler: no it isn’t.)

    • dshwa

      It’s still good news for John McCain though, right?

    • cleos_mom

      Hey, if a faction of the Independent Democratic electorate wants to burn the whole place down in order for the seed pods of the Glorious Revolution to open, why not anti-Semitism being good news for Palestine?

      After all, being hit by a bus can be a good experience (as long as it’s somebody else).

  • TeeRaak
    • SeeTrain65

      [clicks on link]

      [ashamed for thinking what he thought]

  • ltmcdies

    oh yeh…Bernie Bros….these are so the people you want to line with.

  • DutchS

    I cannot see, for the life of me, how Melania Trump having a half brother helps anyone get informed about this election. Just like I could not see how the real identity of the author of “Primary Colors” was relevant to any real issues. There are real issues that people need to learn about, like what Muslims actually believe, or the real statistics on illegal immigrants, or how carbon dioxide traps heat, but thinking make brain hurt. I’d be terribly worried about threats to journalists, but by focusing on something as inane as Melania’s relatives back in Slovenia, Ioffe proves she doesn’t count. She’s a gossip columnist, nothing more.

    Cats outrank porn on line? Who knew?

    • She wrote the article for GQ. It’s not supposed to be a huge political magazine.

    • Jet Maier

      It’s a profile piece on Melania, who says her real political views are private, not a camnpaign ad.

    • Beaumarchais?

      Yeah, cats over porn? That’s kinky.

    • SnarkOff

      It’s a fucking GQ profile, dude. Lighten up.

  • Michael Rush

    ” Ugh , I have to pleasure Donald in 45 minutes , buy my stupid ugly watch ”

    http://s32.postimg.org/y9gfj3sr9/melania_qvc_watch.jpg

    • NorthStarSpanx

      White or Brown, no orange?

  • NorthStarSpanx

    “numerous inaccuracies” which somehow never get specified. That’s so Trump? No, it’s so Sarah Palin, with the lamestream media makin stuff up.

  • Be Gin

    The Common Man of America! Let’s have a big round of applause for The Common Man of America!

    He’ll be over at the Smithfield Library burning books tomorrow night….you don’t want to miss that.

    Next Tuesday he’ll be back here! We have a great show lined up! A lynching, more book burning, a lecture on fluoridation and a special, secret guest star!

    Be here next Tuesday!

  • CripesAmighty

    Got nuthin. This is a dark, sinister, gathering malignancy.

    • The Wanderer

      “Gathering?” The Dark Carbuncle has swollen and come to a head, poised to cover the face of America with its foul humors.

  • Amalga

    This. This.

    I am beyond appalled. What in the world has happened to our country?

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      It’s always been this way.These people have always existed. Trump and the internet has just given them permission to act this way in public.

      • harryeagar

        That’s why Trump keeps exceeding the caps the punditry attempts to put on his vote counts. After 30-plus years of coded racism, why wouldn’t the party go big for the real, open thing when somone finally offers it to them?

        • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

          They hate Trump for the same reason they hate Ted Cruz: Trump and Cruz will destroy the economy (for very different reasons). America is an oligarchy and Trump is a terrible business man. The GOP panders to racist, sexist Jeebus nuts to get the votes but their real masters are corporations. Trump will line his pockets at the expense of the taxpayers and the other oligarchs.
          Cruz gives zero shits about tanking the economy (proven by his nasty little stunt with the budget) so long as he gets to play at being Robert Mugabe or Kim Jong-Il.

      • jmhm

        and there’s the added incentive that the kids who are in it for the lulz don’t actually have to expose their sheltered middle class selves to the scary inbred bad people they cozy up to online.

        Sort of like being a bernbro for Salon, really.

      • GEMoore

        People in the South have always acted this way in public. And have often lamented “political correctness”, because they now usually get into trouble if they say the n word at work. Or get the side-eye when they say it in public. On top of not being able to force young children into Christian prayers. Ah, the persecution they face in having to curb their hatefulness and authoritarianism.

        Cruz won Texas in the primary, but if Trump were the nominee, every racist redneck would turn out to vote for him. His brand of authoritarianism is perfect for a state whose motto should simply be ” Nuke ’em, shoot ’em, hang ’em”.

      • SnarkOff

        But they aren’t acting this way publicly. Most of them hide behind fake avatars and fake names.

    • freakishlystrong

      Thirty years of hate radio and a fake, partisan right wing “news” channel spewing divisive hatred of everyone unlike them?

    • Swampgas_Man

      It didn’t just happen. The crawly things were always under there, Drumpf just lifted the rock. Probably to throw it at somebody.

  • lucidamente

    Sie scheinen nett zu sein.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Classy bunch, ain’t they? And to think, this is what those idjit Bernbrats think this country needs to “shake things up”

  • jowgajen

    So … super NSFW. Needs a warning!

    I mean my boss wouldn’t care if I were watching actual porn. But I don’t know how I’d explain these horrible images to my nearly entirely Jewish office.

    “Well, see … this is actually …. um … I’ll pack my things and go.”

    • DT

      How about they… read the article?

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  • Stein Olsen

    http://i.imgur.com/ItYkcRt.jpg

    Sorry Melania. Was that offensive?

    • Raysa_Lite

      HA!!!

      Someone should tweet that. Or retweet. Or twit, or flip, flap, whatever the kids are doing these days.

      • Paul

        Fap.

      • Stein Olsen

        I did after I made it with the following title! Michelle Obama vs the slut.

    • SnarkOff

      PLEASE RESPECT HER FAMILY’S PRIVACY (even as they are running for public office).

      • Last Hussar

        I’ve got nothing against respecting Trump’s family’s privacy, especially in laws. But printing stuff that is public record isn’t invading privacy.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Dok, Thanks for putting all this together. It was a very difficult read. I am sure it was harder assembling it and maintaining any calm in writing it — and doing that well. (And thanks for the small aside of Ioffe and Chait trying to shrug it off; in an otherwise bleak article, that small exchange did bring a smile – which made the rest that much more repulsive).
    The thoughts the article bring to mind so violate the commenting rules for radicals, I’ll just remark on their existence.

  • The Wanderer

    Is it okay to say that I’m ashamed to be a WASP after reading this?

    • Tokays_don’t_blink

      That “good Jew/ bad Jew” tweet is sickening.

      • cleos_mom

        Somewhat reminiscent of the “only good Indian is a dead Indian” line heard in Classic Western Movies.

    • SDGeoff

      No. You’re not the one doing the damage. Those are the ones who need to apologize for willful ignorance. Most of them know better.

      • At the corner, turn left

        I would sadly argue that most of them DON’T know better. These tweets-for-brains have been raised in the responsibility-free environment of *cough* social media, so that any little thought-like firing of neurons, no matter how rancid, immediately goes out, unfiltered by any sense of reason or civilized behavior.

  • Courser

    Just when I think they’ve probed the depths of horrifying behavior, they find yet another level.

    Most of my very closest friends are Jewish and I live just down the street from a yeshiva, so Orthodox Jews are my neighbors, too. They’re like my extended family and I would defend them as such.

    All this hateful horseshit gives me a sad.

  • SDGeoff

    No room for snarkisms here. Everything just got deathly quiet in my little head as I read this. It is frightening.

    • snark-lurker

      Snerker can’t get no p&q in brain–the voices just won’t STFU!!!

    • sherrdbw

      This is the one article that I didn’t laugh at. Very unsettling.

      • Robyn Ryan

        Freedom isn’t free, you know.

  • janecita

    Meanwhile, Melania’s strenuous command of the English language doesn’t seem to bother any of Donald Trump’s xenophobic followers. Oh, the irony!!!

    • SnarkOff

      It’s OK to be foreign if you’re hot, with giant plastic breasts.

    • uniquename72

      “Melania’s strenuous command of the English language”

      Irony indeed.

  • At the corner, turn left

    It would seem Der Donald now has his own social media Einsatzgruppen.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einsatzgruppen

  • Robyn Ryan

    We abandoned democracy when we abandoned public elementary education. Democracy only works when there is a preponderance of citizens who understand how it works.
    We are diving into a situation where entire State’s populations are unable to grasp the basics of Constitutional rights and protections.

  • jerry

    Free speech should never be tolerated

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