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Just don’t let some black guy make fun of you at a dinner. That happens, you go nuclear, OK?

The ways of the FBI FOIA archive are mysterious indeed — the site regularly posts to the interwebs old documents that have been requested in Freedom of Information Act cases, but as you may recall from the kerfuffle over the Bureau’s release of documents calling Fred Trump a philanthropist and detailing the FBI’s investigation of Bill Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich — a week before the election — sometimes the timing seems a little too perfect. Remember those WTF Tweets?

At the time, the FBI promised to investigate the FBI Records Vault Twitter account and make sure everything was on the up-and-up, and they released a statement explaining how the system was supposed to work:

The FBI’s Records Management Division receives thousands of FOIA requests annually which are processed on a first in, first out (FIFO) basis. By law, FOIA materials that have been requested three or more times are posted electronically to the FBI’s public reading room shortly after they are processed. Per the standard procedure for FOIA, these materials became available for release and were posted automatically and electronically to the FBI’s public reading room in accordance with the law and established procedures.

So it was pure coincidence that some FOIA requests happened to result in the FBI Archive posting documents that might be of interest during the election. Besides, they also posted Nikola Tesla’s FBI file at the same time, so clearly that wasn’t politically motivated, right?

Or who knows — maybe the FBI Archive Computer is an early version of an Ironic Timing AI. Because wouldn’t you know it, as Donald Trump’s relationship with the Intelligence Community has gotten a lot less friendly in recent days, the FBI Archive happened to post a whole trove of documentation from the Justice Department’s investigation of racial discrimination complaints against the Trump Management Company in the early 1970s. There are nearly 400 pages, many of them barely legible (if at all), but some of them are fine examples of how Fred Trump (oh right, and also his son!) tried to skirt equal housing laws, which after all are only burdensome government regulations designed to keep entrepreneurs from making a profit.

Consider this excerpt from an interview with a doorman at a Trump building in 1974:

A supervisor “told me that if a black person came to 2650 Ocean Parkway and inquired about an apartment for rent, and he, that is [redacted] was not there at the time, that I should tell him that the rent was twice as much as it really was, in order that he could not afford the apartment,” the ex-doorman said.

As we’ve discussed before, Donald Trump made a point in the campaign debates of reminding everyone that when the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division sued the Trump Management Company for discrimination in 1973 (and again in 1982, for failing to follow the consent decree that closed out the 1973 case), the company eventually reached a settlement that allowed them to close the case while admitting no wrongdoing, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is found in the accounts of testers from the National Urban league, which sent prospective black renters to inquire about apartments advertised as available, only to be told there were no vacancies. Then a white applicant would go to the same place, be shown an apartment, and put down a deposit, as we see in this excerpt from a 1968 New York City Commission on Human Rights case:

And then there was the statement from a former employee who said that Fred Trump warned him “it was absolutely against the law to discriminate” — but nonetheless later made it clear to the employee “he also wanted to get rid of the blacks that were in the building.”

Not everything in the dossier is quite so entertaining — some of it is so poorly copied you can’t even read it, and there are a lot of pages of standard lease forms and similarly thrilling background documentation — but it’s worth a look, and worth bookmarking for the next time somebody on Fox wonders why black people don’t give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt.

You sort of have to wonder what that FBI records computer is going to spit up next. Oh, and Donald, remember, the Records Vault webpage is required to post this stuff by law — you can’t shut it down.

[FBI Records Vault / Politico / WaPo]

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  • Crank Tango

    This is good news for McCain.

    • laughingnome

      Does he need an apartment in Queens?

    • Anna Rompage

      Distraction from the bi-racial illegitimate child he has that’s living in South Carolina?

      • Crank Tango

        Now there’s the real scandal here.

      • Creepoman

        I just read that on the internet.

      • Amy!

        Ah, yes. Either the first demonstration of exactly what W meant by “compassionate conservatism,” or the first overt (well, fsvo ‘overt’) act by Darth Cheney to undermine electoral integrity, or an (other, even ‘yet another’) example of the political press corps. I remember that whispering campaign, and was really horrified by how utterly sleazy the whole thing was.

  • The Wanderer

    We all knew that the poisoned, rotted, moldy nut didn’t fall far from the tree. That’s how Littlefinger was able to get his startup funds from Old Fred.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    …but her emails…

  • exinkwretch

    Does the FBI file answer the crucial question “Was Snidely Whiplash modeled after Fred Trump?”

    • exinkwretch

      And if Fred was still alive, would he tie KAC to the train tracks?

      • Skeptical_thinker

        No.such.luck. With votes

  • Nounverb911

    November 6th would have been a better date to release these files….

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      It would not have mattered.

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith
    • Nounverb911

      And don’t forget her brother has his own private army too, also.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        To be fair, it does suggest that incidents of misbehaviour in class will go WAY down.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    Mass FBI firing in 3…2…

    • Anna Rompage

      Who needs the traderous intel community! Fire them all and hire Larry, Moe & Curly to fill the jobs

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        then when the inevitable terrorist attack happens he can declare martial law!

        I’m not dumb enough to believe he’s smart enough to plan it this way, I just think he’s going to stumble into a dictatorship.

        • He’s not smart enough to be sure. Hopefully the folks in his cadre aren’t smart enough either. Pence scares the fuck out of me though. I’m still betting on a “palace coup” before the end of the year.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            pence I’m not worried about – i know he’s an awful right wing bastard, but I”ll take awful and predictable over an unpredictable maniac any day≥

        • Alternative Pony Ron

          He’s not. Bannon is. Just barely.

      • I can just see the interrogations…

        “Oh! A wise guy, eh? Why I oughta…”

      • monoglot

        So trade ’em in?

  • Nounverb911

    Can I give the document a “C”?

  • memzilla Ω

    Saying that Fred and Donnie “tried to skirt” Federal Housing Laws is like saying the Wehrmacht “tried to skirt” Polish immigration laws.

  • schmannity

    I have a great relationship with The Blacks (who aren’t in my buildings).

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Terrific janitors though. Just great. Very cheap.”
      — Donald Trump

    • Nounverb911

      “Some of my best caddys are bl…. white.”
      –DJT

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • The Wanderer

      Oh, great. Lady Liberty as a Weeping Angel – that’s all we effing need.

      • goonemeritus

        I think we will be able to hear a 305 foot tall statue sneaking up on us.

        • FlownOver

          Maybe not. Ask Vigo.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Some people don’t have positive or negative feelings about Tesla. They just cycle back and forth.

    • memzilla Ω

      It’s hard to tell watt hertz most.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Anion it goes.

    • Sardonicuss

      Alt-current.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Hopefully they won’t re-volt.

      Am I doing wrong? I think I’m doing it wrong.

    • aureolaborealis

      Ohm my God, enough with the fucking puns, already.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Resistance is futile.

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      All these puns are inducing nausea.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Have you reached your capacitance?

        • Skeptical_thinker

          I have a reluctance about replying.

  • goonemeritus

    Trump’s fans see a historic pattern of racism as a feature not a bug.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      He’s a Good Ol’ Boy.

      • anwisok

        Never meanin’ no harm.

        • Lefty Frizzell

          Fun Trivia – it’s Waylon Jennings on the Paisley Telecaster. I heard the full song on Mojo the other day and the last verse goes – “I’m just a good ole boy, and my mama loves me, but she can’t understand why you just see my hands, and not my face on TV”

          • Shirleyareichert

            Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !di196c:
            On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
            !di196c:
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    • Michael Smith

      What do you think Make America Great Again meant?

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    HAHAHAHA. That’s what happens when you pick fights with the intelligence community. Oh and I just saw this lovely post regarding fake news, WaPo and Trumpy. Even 4th graders can effectively troll the Orange Shitgibbon now.
    https://twitter.com/stevewittich/status/832259304816263168

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      That settles it, I’m gonna be a reporter when I grow up!

  • Martini Ambassador

    But those Jews, great tenants, amirite?

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/319788-fbi-releases-documents-related-to-trump-apartment-discrimination-case

    The court documents detail the experience of a husband and wife who
    rented properties, who said they had been told the Trump Management Co.
    “wanted to rent only to Jews and Executives’ and ‘discouraged rental to
    blacks,’” according to the Post. “The couple told the government’s
    lawyers that they were advised that ‘a racial code was in effect, blacks
    being referred to as ‘No. 9.’”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “we don’t want Jewish Executives though. It’s a double negative kinda thing. Or two rights make a wrong? I forget.”
      — Donald Trump

    • OddMan

      “Number Nine” “Turn me on dead man”

      It’s a Revolution.

  • canes_pugnaces

    Wait, Trump is a racist? That can’t be. He has an African American. He said so at his rally.

    • Nounverb911

      Is that the one that stores his nuts in pyramids?

      • canes_pugnaces

        No that’s the other one. I’m sorry, he has two, or even three. People are being very unfair to him. Bigly.

        • Crystalclear12

          Buys them in a six pack.

        • aureolaborealis

          The off-ramp cowboy?

  • Warned_and_Persistent

    Breaking: Trump to hold noon presser where he’ll announce the name of a plantation foreman with experience dealing with workers as his new Sec of Labor nominee..

    • Nounverb911

      Will the announcement be before or after he talks about his 306 electoral votes?

      • Vincent Ricola

        During.

      • FlownOver

        Largely replaced by.

    • Creepoman

      Over-under on dodged russky questions? I’m guessing six.

      • FlownOver

        AOT,K

  • Mary Sandoras

    The takedown is in the timing. More to come, no doubt.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    FOIA requests.

  • Sandy Beaches

    Puhleeze. Is there anyone out there who thinks this won’t be brushed off by the wing-nut-o-sphere as being “ancient history?”

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      No, and it’s just the result of FOIA requests. There is a backlog of these coming.

    • Creepoman

      Too soon!

    • cmd resistor

      Yeah, plus those explanations were perfectly believable, by the Trump guy.

  • The FBI was so busy hating the idea of Hillary Clinton as president, that they didn’t realize the other guy would be even worse for them. Paybacks are hell, for both Trump and the FBI.

    • Crystalclear12

      Karma never takes a break!

      • thewalkindude

        Well, I know several people who are WAAY overdue…

        • Crystalclear12

          That’s why she never gets a break. . . the backlog!

  • Ryan Denniston

    Instead of the FBI Vault computer spitting something up, something will merely trickle out. Mistakes were made, embarrassing information was released.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    Dok said “dossier”

  • Vincent Ricola

    Fake news. He met with Kanye and Don King and that guy who ruined the Family Feud, which proves he loves the blacks.

  • anwisok

    And so it begins
    Drip . . .
    drip . . .
    drip . . .

    • The Wanderer

      Like gonorrhea.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Like Ludmilla.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I’m gonna need that faucet to run a little faster.

      • msanthropesmr

        I don’t think you want that. The attention span of the news cycle means that it’s gotta drip.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          I was going to say I want a good strong stream, but actually that’s something Twitler would say.

      • FlownOver

        It’s been a fire hose forever, and that’s a lot of the problem. More shit than can be flushed.

      • TJ Barke

        Like the holes in the Oroville dam.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Trump totally can’t be a bigot because Infowars found that homeless black lady that he let live for free at one of his hotels, which was totally not a fake story and completely believable.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/no-donald-trump-didnt-let-a-homeless-woman-live-in-a-hotel

    • Creepoman

      Not referring to this lady, but just curious if a sleep-over by prostitutes counts are free rent to the underprivileged? He might turn out to be very generous indeed.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I was a philanthropist, if you were the right shade of anthro.”
    — Ghost of Fred C. Trump

    “I’m a philgynopissed.”
    — Donald Trump

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    One day lad all of this will be yours.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utuchVE_56M

    • Chyron HR

      Dumb Donald: “What, the fence?”

    • ImPEECH!

      THANK you – – I was just thinking about this prince the other day… “But Father, I want to SI-I-I-NG”~

      • Serai 1

        THERE’LL BE NO SINGING

  • elviouslyqueer

    Trump issues EO ordering the Records Vault webpage to be “taken down for maintenance” in 3…2…1…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      He might cut straight to a drone strike on this one.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      you gave me a good excuse to note that almost a month in, there’s still no info on wh.gov about visitor records, staff salaries, or ethics waivers. I haven’t bothered to look through all the financial documents to see if his nominations ahve filed those.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Financial documents? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one!

  • Creepoman

    Holy fucking shit – I know it’s 1968 and all, but a $25.00 deposit?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Hey that was 250 phone calls!

    • DahBoner

      If you worked 40 hours at a minimum wage job in 68, you grossed $64.

  • Nounverb911
  • Manders

    Petty I know, but:

    I see photos like this, and I am reminded that some people have referred to the Oaf of Office as “handsome.” No. No is not; no he was not. Look how stupid he hair was, even at that age.

    • Nounverb911
      • Msgr_MΩment

        Actual dijit is not nearly that big.

      • Nockular cavity

        Spelled “idjit” wrong.

      • MizzMazz

        Shitty car, shitty suit, shitty hairstyle. More of the usual.

      • artem1s

        looks like a serial killer to me

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Sadly, young and rich often substitutes for “handsome” even if you are a mouth-breather with bad hair and terrible politics.

      • Manders

        TRUTH.

    • cmd resistor

      I heard the beginning of some NPR piece before the election, supposed to be an in-depth look at both Trump and Hillary. I was in the car so never heard the whole thing, but they were talking about when he was in military school he grew his hair long (and I believe they used the word “fluffy,” partly pushing up against whatever the haircut rules were. But I’m guessing he was also trying to cover up what was maybe early hair loss? But I totally agree, his hair was stupid then, was stupid later, and has perhaps reached peak stupid now.

    • FlownOver

      Most of those early pics – and particularly the one with Old Fred, make him look like a refugee from a third-rate British Invasion band.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Lyin Ryan is lying about Obamacare…

    • Blueb4sunrise

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Has President Baby called it fake news yet?

    • Nounverb911

      What hasn’t he called fake news?

      • Crystalclear12

        Fox and Friends, they’re terrific!

        *heave*

  • BMW

    I am now picturing the FBI FOIA Archive as being as important to the ongoing Trump story as the FBI Mail Robot from “The Americans.”

  • OrdinaryJoe

    I guess the ol’ KKK hood doesn’t fall far from the burning cross.

  • Crystalclear12

    You know Donald, I think you should yell at them using the Twitter. That’ll make the FBI respect you.

  • The Wanderer

    For a lunchtime palate cleanser, have some clouded leopard kittens:
    http://insider.si.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/4580937383_8ae57fb5aa_o-630×441.jpg

    • Sardonicuss

      Aww. Looking at those kittehs…I just want to pet them and raise them…..
      and train them to kill and sick them on…

    • weejee

      Can we put their dad in tRump’s necktie closet?

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Wait a minute… that bakery that I went to for a cake for my Satan-worship fisting party said they were booked until next month, even though there was no one in there and they were all standing around. Hmm…

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Don’t worry, Comey will get this straightened out ASAP. I’m sure he’ll find a way to claim that it’s all Hillary’s fault…

  • Mary Sandoras

    I have a disappoint. It’s not that giant of a leap right now to access his taxes returns for those Russian ties. This is the best they come up with. Their just toying with us, it’s not like he’s going to lose support that he never had with the black community.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    When are we going to start seeing the real issue here? The FBI has been compromised by Putin. The sooner that investigation starts the better. Move out the entire NY field office and replace it with agents from other cities like LA and SF and start a full scale house cleaning internal affairs investigation. Start with all the agents who have Ghoulianni on their speed dial.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    oh ffs – all this must be getting to him, lots more twits this morning than usual:

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/832238070460186625

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        I think it means we elected President Insane Clown Wussy

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          well, I already KNEW that.
          ; P

      • Nounverb911

        New account trump_regrets strikes again.

        https://twitter.com/kim_stitc/status/831991137086775297

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i bet the tickets are free…and I bet it’s the first thing he’s given away for free in his life.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            Clicked through, yes they are apparently free. Also, it defaults to opting in to recieve email updates – which surprise surprise, it says means your email will go to his reelection campaign.

          • artem1s

            form will probably accept any string of letters with an @ in it and .com at the end. I never provide a real email address to those grifters.

          • FlownOver

            Well, there was that BJ in Moscow…

        • Résistance Land Shark

          HAHAHAHA! I went to “register” and used Jenny’s number. Seems someone beat me to it:
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1aaa43d9abdd24fb90218a45277905fa89b0c46d75f74e90f30b3ecbe8dbd73.png

      • Mary Sandoras

        It means some republican told 45 to drop the IC rants and blame Hillary, Dems and Obama plants still in the admin. That seems to be his latest transition today anyway. In right wing rags also, too.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Makes as much (none) as anything else that falls out of his brain.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        If the sources are made up, then how are they leaks?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          IKR? The dude’s cracking up.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Still with the Electoral College? Let. It. Go. Hunty.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        IKR? You know that popular vote thing haunts him so he feels literally compelled to add that 306 part. I’m OCD, I know this kind of thing when I see it.

        • Nockular cavity

          Make “306” his prisoner number.

      • Vincent Ricola

        306 is Trump’s “rosebud”.

        • TJ Barke

          As if Trump cares about clitori.

          • Résistance Land Shark

            He thinks clitori is a part of the Trump Tower restaurant’s anti-pasto.

    • Chyron HR

      New Hypothesis: Donald sincerely believes that 306 EC votes was his margin of victory.

    • Jenny

      Most spooks are god and country type people. College grads, outstanding military personnel. Not all democrat too!

      It takes a special type of person to willingly kill or die for your home country and never ever say a word about it.

      That’s the type of person idiot Trump is dealing with. Instead of using them as the weapons they are for the nation, he keeps turning the weapon on himself. The equivalent of a red neck putting a gun to his head to impress his buddies.

      • msanthropesmr

        Hold my beer and watch this.

    • SweetDeeKat

      This is getting to be fun. Horrific for the country, but enjoyable in that fire-ant-mound-poking way.

      • Serai 1

        Yeah, that’s only fun if you’re not the same size as the ants.

    • Treg Brown

      Yeah 306. Campaigning is over. You won.Now fucking govern.

      Economically anxious assholes people are waiting for those promised factory and coal jobs. Vets are waiting for medical, rehab, emotional support and housing legislation. Seniors are looking for Social Security and Medicare stabilization. Don’t forget to come up with the solve for the ACA.

      Do some fucking governing now that you have congress. Fucking show us what a great president you are, orange cunt.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2de790614dfe2579b0771763d3343cd6d1e8c7c6a5d85ee9d0d7519b54d6cb01.png

      • h4rr4r

        All of your various groups of trump voters are getting exactly what they deserve.

    • Scrofula

      Sad Democrats lost so bad they went back in time two years to start with Russia story!

      • LucindathePook

        Bamz let them use time travel machine.

  • FlownOver

    Anything else three or more Wonketteers might need to request via FOIA?

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      FOIA is fun, used to do it for journalisming…I think we shoudl request the vistor’s records and phone calls and emails of the white house since inauguration.

      • Scrofula

        Probably can’t request Trump Tower or Mar-a-whatnow.
        Or does the Secret Service keep logs that could be FOIA’d?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Fake dossier. Nothing about Russian pee hookers.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Imma just keep toggling back to yesterday’s post about Cheeto Satan dying in jail. Because the thought of that just makes me smile.

    • Marceline

      That really is an attractive thought, isn’t it. I repeat it like a prayer.

      “He will die in jail.”

    • Claire

      Worse – in jail he won’t have his tanning bed or his toupee.

      Still be orange, tho.

  • Sardonicuss

    Looking at the picture: No wonder Donnie is so fucked up. He was apparently raised by a wax figure done of a corpse.

    • Tacoclamgenda

      Momento mori?

    • Serai 1

      Trump was raised by nannies. Probably didn’t see that fucker much until he was out of high school.

  • Parakeetist

    If only it were a crime to be a huge asshole. Then Trump would be doing life in the clink.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • beingreleased

      It’s all good. It doesn’t matter who wins, its how you play the game that counts. And that we all have fun.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        The only way to win is not to play

    • proudgrampa

      We are freakin’ doomed.

    • Hutch

      Too many bullet points and too nuanced.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Less werds, moar pikshurs!

      • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

        Where are the pageant contestants?

    • Bitter Scribe

      And all of it is Obama’s fault.

    • shaar dula

      he doesnot have to figure anything. somebody’s kid, somebody’s parent, somebody’s sibling.

      make military service mandatory. see chicken hawks disappear.

    • Scrofula

      “Is this the one with the two states? Well, I’ll be good at it cause my son-in-law’s from there, I think.”

      • Crystalclear12

        Or is it a one state thingie?

        • Scrofula

          Maybe one state trying to be two?

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Nounverb911
  • wait! what?
    • shaar dula

      what are you talking bout man?

      • MynameisBlarney

        I think mebbe because their are more and more calls for investigations, impeachment, etc. And it seems whatever political capital he may have had is gone.
        He’s at war with the US Intelligence agencies, and now with US allies apparently.

        It’s a matter of time before he’s removed from office.

        • Crystalclear12

          Don’t forget the war on the press!

          • MynameisBlarney

            FAKE NEWS!!!

        • BPMM

          Just remember, Trump has gone to war with the media and the IC. Never pick a fight with someone with more ink or more information. They have the goods on Trump and will drip, drip, drip until he goes down

    • Wild Cat

      On her? Nyet—germs!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        oh hell I would.

        • Wild Cat

          the neo-nazi wouldn’t (germophobe).

          I would. Da!

    • Chyron HR

      Wow, they really DID cut a lot of scenes out of Suicide Squad.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    wow, new Amicus briefs filed with the 9th – this case has brought some nutters…and I say that with all due respect for people with mental health challenges:

    “If Kim can be allowed to “channel” Justice Scalia for a moment, (and Kim can because Kim’s last name also ends in a vowel). Justice Scalia in response to Judge Robart would…”

    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/02/15/17-35105%20-%20Kim%20Blandino%20Amicus%20Curiae%20Brief.pdf

    • SweetDeeKat

      Wow. Are there more pro se briefs? I’m not sure I can handle the tinfoil hattery.

      • cmd resistor

        I kept thinking some wrote that on a drunken dare or something.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        yeah…the one i’m reading now maybe be a sov cit – can’t tell.

    • cmd resistor

      Wow, that is some legal writing. Maybe “Kim” is really channeling Trump? So today is when the parties have to file their positions on whether the court should hear the case en banc.

  • DahBoner

    When are you guys going to cut Donnie a brake?

    He’s been thoroughly vetted by BOTH the KGB and KKK. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e01df090086ef0dc5147e21000f73531a5a6ddf8f671c34851f1ecd290222229.png

    • TJ Barke

      Certified 4k gold!

  • Nounverb911

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA!

    Time for some legal troubles in Trenton!
    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/832268398721695746

    • Wild Cat

      This fat slug has snaked out of so many tight spots, it’s difficult to get my hopes up.

      Plus what jail cell is big enough to fit him in????

      • Résistance Land Shark
        • Longstreet63

          Ex-governor In A Drum?

          I like it!

          • SnarkON

            With votes.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            I think, for the sake of humanity, we should punch some holes in it before we set it adrift. He needs to be able to breathe, and if a little water gets in, well, hey, bathing needs: met!

      • shaar dula

        you have the burden of concern ass backwards. it is upto the criminal to consider the consequences- “gee i’m doing these illegal things without regard to public well being, would i even fit in their cells?”

        the general public can’t anticipate the size of criminals and design cells to their comfort. ain’t nobody got no time for that.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Time for some traffic problems.

      • The Wanderer

        Road closures in front of the courthouse?

      • OneYieldRegular

        Time for some legal problems.

    • The Wanderer
    • Claire
      • The Wanderer

        That was my alternate. GMTA.

    • chazmanr

      Only better news would be that Trump and his entire cadre of deplorables have been indicted for treason.

    • Thiazin Red

      The other people rolled on him months ago, how did it take this long to bring charges?

  • Thaumaturgist

    1. Donald’s private business is none of the public’s concern. 2. There is no conflict of interest because all of Trump’s business is Trump’s business.

    • DahBoner

      What’s good for Trump’s business is good for Russian Criminals!

      • Thaumaturgist

        Bah. Russia is same same as United States. You give President his cut, is legal.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Speaking of Trump’s private business, MSNBC just reported that Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of senate labor & hhs committee, did not know until the press conference that Trump was appointing Acosta as labor secretary.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • Reximus

      The Art of the Steal

      • MynameisBlarney

        Now he’s pissing off the MIC.

        LOL

    • cmd resistor

      I am pretty sure I read he was supposed to go to some South Carolina Boeing plant tomorrow for unveiling of something?

  • The Federal Alphabet Law Enforcement agencies may not like one another, but they like seeing someone disparage the work that they do even less.

    Alternatively, a Hillary supporter must have discovered the password for the FBI FOIA Twitter account and decided to get a little payback.

    Either way, I continue to expect more and more revelations to slowly come out over the next few months until the House Republicans have no choice but to investigate.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I don’t think it will take that long.

  • Tacoclamgenda

    Pfft. Laws smaws.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    So just a quick recap then:

    Trump’s a documented racist and has appointed a documented racist as AG
    A far right christian crank with no experience who doesn’t believe in public education heads Education
    A man who’s suing the EPA heads the EPA
    A man who wanted to abolish the energy dept but couldn’t remember the name of it heads Energy
    A paranoid conspiracy theorist with ties to Russia was National Security Advisor before being thrown out
    A CEO who vehemently opposes raising the minimum wage, described his own staff as the worst of the worst and wants to replace them with robots was put forward for Labor before being withdrawn
    A man ideologically opposed to public health heads Health
    A CEO with an interest in a $1/2T deal with Russia is Sec State
    A retired surgeon ideologically opposed to public assistance and with no experience heads Housing
    A Wall St predator heads Treasury
    An alt-right fake news CEO is his chief advisor
    The president has not released his tax returns

    What the fuck? Is this some sort of fucking Performance Art? I mean WHAT THE FUCK???!!!!!!!

    • shaar dula

      how are you doing this? how are you realizing all this, and not typing entire posts in all caps?

    • SnarkON

      You say all of this like it’s a bad thing.

    • Crystalclear12

      You seem very upset. Did you forget to start drinking during the Wonkagenda?
      Or smoke?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        aHA- THAT’s what the Wonkagenda is for. I’ve been using it all wrong.

      • Suttree

        Yup. When the third post hit, I said I was going to bed. I rethought my stategery and went to the liquor store. I am also cooking beans at the moment, so it’s a win-win.

        • Crystalclear12

          Only sensible thing to do.

      • Lefty Frizzell

        I guess I am actually. My wife and others have told me not to take all this so personally but I can’t help it.

        With Obama’s 2nd victory I believed some of the old battles were over, man. I never thought I’d see world peace, and the greedy and the bigoted will always be there, but I thought we’d turned a corner, the most powerful country in the world was at least headed in the right direction, and there was no going back.

        I see Trump and his pack of appalling advisors and his imbecilic baying supporters do their best to shred every last piece of progress and I’m utterly heartbroken.

        • Crystalclear12

          Yeah. . . but remember Bush/Cheney got us Obama/Biden. We will rise on the ashes of this dumpster fire!

          • artem1s

            yea, but now I ask myself, what dumpster fire will we get then? If W spawned Obama and Obama spawned Trumpster Fire, TF spawns The New Hope… TNH spawns what?….what horror show can possibly worse than what we are seeing now? I honestly thought W and his band of torture p0rn pals was the worse thing the GOP could barf out onto the world. I really don’t want to underestimate that again. and it’s making me all stabby.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            If history is any indication, The New Hope spawns Jar Jar Binks.

    • OneYieldRegular

      And with fewer than a handful of exceptions, the entire Republican Party has collaborated in making this happen.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • therblig

      numbers are fake news AND they were created by A-rabs!

      • Querolous

        The 3%ers will stick with him.

    • Résistance Land Shark

      Who the fuck do these people poll? 46% approval of Big Orange’s work on jobs? What work? Who the FUCK ARE THESE PEOPLE?

      • Antonin Dvorak

        The common clay of the new west.

        • Résistance Land Shark

          You know, morans.

          But how is it possible they poll nothing but morans?

      • MynameisBlarney

        They’re a buncha slack-jawed idjits!

      • Claire

        Well, 13% of them say their top concern is terrorism, so I think it’s safe to say that at least 13% live in landlocked villages that terrorists couldn’t find with satellite GPS and someone giving directions over the phone.

      • JohnBull

        People who have higher paying jobs than most of us yet claimed that Obama destroyed them all in some fatwah.

      • Lord Jim

        Fucktards who march around with signs saying “Keep Your Gubmint Hands Off My Medicare”.

      • TJ Barke

        Morons that think reality is “fake news”.

    • weejee

      Shortest Presidential Honeymoon evah!

      • Suttree

        Passed out drunk in the maids room in a pile of his own vomit and shit.

    • Serai 1

      I thought his approval rating was down around 35. Who are we supposed to believe about this shit?

    • Doug Langley
  • Crystalclear12

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/jealous-putin-orders-russian-state-media-to-stop-fawning-over-trump-sources/

    Dare I hope the romance is over and it’s time to release the revenge porn?

  • Thaumaturgist

    You smart bottoms think Trump caved in the one China policy? Got nothing in return? You haven’t been paying attention. http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum

    • Résistance Land Shark
      • Lord Jim

        Read the item titled “Did China Reward Trump for Endorsing One China Policy?”. Trump was losing his bid to trademark his brand in China until he reversed his prior rejection of the “One China” position.

      • Thaumaturgist

        Question isn’t whether it’s trolling; it’s who’s getting trolled. Follow the link.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Paul Ryan decides to focus on America’s real problems: “we need to figure out where these leaks are coming from.”

    Riiiiight, the important thing here is to figure out who keeps letting it be known that Trump’s entire cabinet appears indebted to Putin. It’s not terribly important that our “president” is being bought by Russia, who helped him win the election. Nothing to see here folks, let’s just catch those miserable, unpatriotic, whistleblowers.

  • weejee
  • Count Awesome

    I can’t wait until Trump starts bad-mouthing the IRS so they can leak his tax returns and then say “Ooops.”

    • Wild Cat

      They’ve been raging assholes NOT to leak it thus far! Seriously.

  • Martini Ambassador

    Meanwhile, in the alt-world where I wish I lived:

    https://twitter.com/AltVP48/status/832278371656544258

    • Wild Cat

      The problem with the alt-world is that Sarah Jessica Parker is considered sexy and Rudy Giuliani is considered manly.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    OT: Another fine example of the white race wanna shoot him up some Jooz.

    • Suttree

      Thank goodness these assholes keep posting shit online.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        It’s a blessing that people who are attracted to terrorism tend to be incredibly stupid.

    • shaar dula

      waste of carbs & proteins that went into making this man. think about it, dozens of animals became fodder to sustain this man and all he did was develop prejudice not on an empty stomach but a filled one.

    • mancityRed6

      “All they wanne do is stay loaded on drugs the Jews put here to destory white man and they fest on the drugs (sic),” he wrote Jan. 5, according to the complaint.
      ” Speaking in a hotel while carrying marijuana…”

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    I’m sure he’ll be late to this one to, also.

    https://twitter.com/BraddJaffy/status/832264471708057600

  • Scrofula

    I think Fred C. up top is just sad he didn’t toss the dumb kid over the side when he was still small. Too big now. Sad.

  • Suttree

    I await Turnip to call in Mulder and Scully to get to the bottom of this.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Seems to me it should be possible to time the release of such documents by making some strategically timed FOIA requests. Might be fun to try that…

  • Michael Smith

    I don’t think any of this stuff would dissuade his supporters. Quite the contrary actually.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I don’t care about his supporters really. We know they’re idiots.
      It’s the people that have the authority to throw his ass out of the WH that I care about.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Seriously. The media should boycott his rally.

    • proudgrampa

      It didn’t dissuade them before…

    • Mavenmaven

      The only thing that would dissuade them would be if Trump’s pee hookers were black.

      • Serai 1

        Nope. Hookers can be black, no problem. REAL women have to be white.

      • Michael Smith

        Quick! Damage control! I only paid them half of what I pay white hookers!

    • Reximus

      they dont even know what dissuade means:

      “So I’m lookin fer a new MAGA huntin jacket…is dis suede?”

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    heh, Trump gives an insight into his reading habits in a meeting wiht major retailers:
    ” Some of you I’ve read about on the covers of business magazines and it’s great to have you here. “

    • The Wanderer

      I think it’s wonderful that he reads the covers. I just thought he looked at the pretty pictures.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        That’s Melanoma’s job. No, really. That’s her entire day, right there.

  • Reximus

    FFS…Trump’s America is so full of love

    FBI arrests man in Myrtle Beach allegedly planning attack ‘in the spirit of Dylann Roof’

    http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/34521384/fbi-arrests-man-allegedly-planning-attack-in-the-spirit-of-dylann-roof

    • The Wanderer

      Pleasepleasepleasedon’tletitbeFlorida
      (reads article)
      South Carolina. Scarcely better.

    • thewalkindude

      “I think a lot of good things are happening and you’re going to see a lot of love,” Trump said. “You’re going to see a lot of love. OK?”

      • Doug Langley

        “Love means never having to say you’re stupid.”

    • Proud Liberal

      He looks as crazy as a loon!

    • Claire

      Well, there’s a Man Going His Own Way for you.

    • Roadstergal

      Well, it’s a good thing that we have been reassured by the federal government that only the Islams do the hate crimes.

    • artem1s

      so how much revenue is this going to cost a city that is a prime destination for spring break partiers? Looks like Twitler’s followers have the anti-Midas touch.

    • Querolous

      -10/9/2007: Malicious injury to animals, personal property, injury value $1,000 or less -9/24/2013: Malicious injury to animals, personal property, injury value $2,000 or lesshttp://www.wmbfnews.com/story/34522101/man-arrested-for-allegedly-planning-dylann-roof-copycat-attack-has-extensive-criminal-pastIs this yahoo a friend of the Huckabees?

  • Chyron HR

    “But as his drinking and lusting and his hunger for urine became known to more and more people, the demands to do something about this outrageous man became louder and louder.”

  • Vincent Ricola

    OT – Jeremy Scahill cancelled on Bill Maher because of Milo Fuckfacealapus.

    Why I will not appear this week on Real Time with Bill Maher. pic.twitter.com/SOoE3udrDr— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) February 15, 2017

    • timpundit

      And why I won’t watch it.

      • Serai 1

        Yep. I won’t watch any episode that one of those shitheads is on. Sorry, Bill. (I will watch the New Rules when they hit YT, though.)

      • Vincent Ricola

        Me either. I believe in free speech, I don’t believe in giving hate mongers a platform to spew it in an effort to show “both sides”.

        • Serai 1

          I don’t think it’s about both sides. I think Bill has these assholes on his show so he and the other panelists can yell at them.

          • Vincent Ricola

            Worse. He’s giving him the lead in interview (the one that Senator Al Franken had last week) to talk almost uninterrupted for 10 minutes. That’s not cool.

          • Proud Liberal

            Yep. Bad move on Bill’s part. I won’t be watching.

          • Roadstergal

            That’s the same slot he recently gave to the guy who thought anti-retrovirals were Bad and you should treat AIDS with the milk of arthritic goats, yes? Bill appears to still have the same streak of HIV denial that lead him to be one of the top ‘buy this’ quotes on Christine Maggiore’s book.
            http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/01/14/bill-maher-on-christine-maggiores-book/

            Sorry, I have a real bug up my ass with Bill Maher. I’m an atheist, and I keep getting lumped in the same group with antiscientific bigoted blowhards like him.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            He didn’t seem so crazy 20 years ago, but then I was usually really high 20 years ago.

          • Vincent Ricola

            He was a self-described libertarian that was all about Nader in 90s – which, in fairness, was probably based on weed and weed only – and has always liked getting edgy with it. The problem is that his edgy doesn’t work well (at least for me) in the Trump age.

          • Up In Smoke O’hontas

            That’s probably the same reason I didn’t think he was so full of bullshit back then. Of course, I was a stoned teenager, so wtf did I know ;-)
            Also, I love your avatar!

          • Vincent Ricola

            Thanks :)

          • Pisto75666

            Well also too there’s the idea that he was on ABC & then Comedy Central. The edginess has to be reined in at least a little. Not so much for HBO.

          • Roadstergal

            I think there’s a lot to that. I think he just feels more empowered to let his freak flag fly on HBO.

            And after Dawkin’s Dear Muslimia business, he’s been doing a lot more of these snide little ‘wimminz in the West need to shut up because women have it worse in Afghanistan/Saudi Arabia’ jabs.

          • Pisto75666

            Well there’s that too also. I mean he can pretty much get away with whatever he wants Not like HBO’s going to shut him up.

            Ha! Like he gives a damn about women (unless they’re ‘hot’ by his standards), especially Middle Eastern women. That was one of the reasons I quit watching his show. I wasn’t bothered about his pro pot or Atheism stances but he’s so passionately anti-Muslim it was getting to be too much. Then Krom forfend someone pointed out that other religions have their negative points, and the fact that he just can’t take being told he’s wrong, I had to give up his show.

            Besides, I still have John Oliver.

          • Roadstergal

            Oh, my favorite “can’t take being told he’s wrong”:
            http://www.michaelshermer.com/2009/10/an-open-letter-to-bill-maher-on-vaccinations/

            And Bill’s response (sorry, not linking to any of his sites directly):
            http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/11/17/bill-maher-flames-out-over-vaccines/

          • Serai 1

            Jesus fuck, that’s disgusting. I thought Bill was at least a little better than that.

        • timpundit

          Especially when they can add nothing new or unique. It’s a ratings grab.

        • clubseal

          It’s also not a free speech issue in the slightest. Milo can squirt his hate whenever and wherever he wants.

    • Serai 1

      One of the reasons I love Jon is his refusal to allow certain people to ever appear on his show. Shitheads like Bile-o would never have gotten near TDS.

    • Lizzietish81

      Milo and Bill will fling insults at each other and then give into the passion and make out.

      • kareemachan

        Fuck. I did NOT want to envision this.

      • Roadstergal

        I wonder how much they really have to disagree on.

        • Lizzietish81

          Well they both hate Muslims

          • Roadstergal

            And women.

    • Roadstergal

      I think Bill and Milo have some misogyny and islamophobia to bond over.

    • BrianW

      “Milo Fuckfacealapus” was Jim Henson’s worst Muppet idea ever.

  • Serai 1

    …unless you pass legislation that says you can while everyone else is freaking out over the Shitgibbon’s latest tweet convulsion.

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    Donnie’s visits costing Florida businesses (okay airports) real moneyz.

    https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/832270435102367747

    • Doug Langley

      Well! I’m sure the budget conscious folks in Congress will get on that lickedy-split!

  • Mavenmaven

    I wonder when Trump will finally announce the firing of all of the CIA and FBI with their immediate replacement by his crack team of investigators currently in Hawaii.

    • Proud Liberal

      Shh. Don’t give him any ideas.

      • Roadstergal

        It looks like he’s already taken the first step.

    • kareemachan

      Dang, they are STILL there?!?

      • Doug Langley

        Hey, there’s a lot of surfing boards they have to check out.

        • Usedtobeyellerdawg

          They just reported that there’s this dude, just showed up a week or so ago, looks just like Obama. They’re on it.

  • Chadwells

    If there were no leaks….we’d have ZERO checks and balances!!! Chaffetz has already proven that congress will let this asshole do whatever he wants.

    Besides….for a guy who likes to be pissed on…it’s kind of hypocritical to attack leaks!!

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I bet his Depends are gold. The best. Tremendous.

  • shaar dula

    ya’all don’t forget Malia O protested Dakota pipeline. she was there. she did it. Amidst all that they had to deal with, B&M still managed to raise a kid who can think beyond themselves.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
  • kareemachan

    O/T but OMG, the drumpster is on TV right now whining about everything he’s done wrong. WAAAh!!!

    I also, honestly, think he’s on drugs as he’s not as PO’ed as usual.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      he looks like Bannon shot him with an elephant tranquilizer

      Also, “my administration is running like a well oiled machine”

      BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

      • Amy!

        Maybe he means like Tammany Hall? Those guys kept themselves pretty well-oiled, too, or so I hear.

      • Niblet58

        A well oiled machine run right into a brick wall maybe.

      • rick

        Presidenting is hard for The Donald. He needs another vacation this weekend at Mar-a-Largo and increase the restaurant prices in order not to violate the Emoluments Clause. Oh wait…

      • Chris

        Am I the only person extremely worried that he actually thinks this is what “well run” looks like?

  • hendenburg2

    I never noticed this before, but Fred Trump looks like a sickly-thin Groucho Marx

  • randomhookup

    Woody Guthrie thought Old Man Trump was a racist:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jANuVKeYezs

  • FrenchFriar

    These incidents have been common knowledge in NYC for decades. Fred Trump was a racist dick, and he taught donny well.

  • rick

    Fred Trump seemed nice.…seemed not nice.

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Fred Trump was a racist bastard and so is Trump- if you add “for white people” or “to white people” at the end of every line in his speech today, suddenly it all makes sense.

  • Alternative Pony Ron

    Now if they’d just publish something from THIS century…

  • Thorn Spike

    “Facts:”

    Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    I have never watched Bill Maher all the way through and I usually only catch clips when other people post them. He’s a smug ass and works my nerves.

    • Edith Prickly

      I don’t like him either. He thinks he’s sooo rational because he’s an atheist, but he’s also an anti-vax loon and way too credulous about “alternative medicine.”

      • Roadstergal

        Anti-vax, ‘skeptical’ of germ theory, HIV->AIDS denialist. Fuck that guy.

        • Weevie

          He’s not anti-vax. He takes both sides of the issue, why, IDK and plays the role of an anti vaxer when taking their side. Stupid move because he rarely does that on any other issue.

          It’s not like Medicine doesn’t understand vaccine risks, they do and have well documented processes for controlling risk and the buffoons who focus on the few problems cause the same damage as the irresponsible pro-Trump press. I know people who can’t see much difference between 1/10,000 and 1/10 because they’re both less than one. Math is not their strong suit!

          Atheism as a concept is stupid. Believers say God is a supreme being, blah, blah, ending with the statement that God is so complex no one can understand God, which makes anything to do with God illogical. God discussions appealing to reason or logic fall apart almost instantly. If you want to believe, go for it but keep reason out of it and for God’s sake, get some good from your belief!

          Atheism is rife with logical arguments for not believing. Not believing something that can’t be proven or disproven, concluding that God doesn’t exist. You can’t disbelieve something that can’t be defined!

          Makes no sense, has the same logical cred as Believing. “Undecideds” or IDK’s are better!

          I like the way Maher rips apart idiots but his rants are way too caffeinated! Twenty years ago he was much better, seems worn out and crusty now.

          • Roadstergal

            While I can believe he’s a kneejerk contrarian who takes any view anti to the mainstream reflexively, it doesn’t really matter how you come to be anti-vax. He’s fully anti-vax. Michael Shermer tried to explain vaccines to him, and Maher rebuffed him with an open letter showing he really doesn’t understand vaccines.

            He seems happy to align with the scientific consensus on global warming, so it’s odd that he doesn’t when it comes to vaccines.

  • azeyote

    i don’t need the FBI to know that Trump is a racist pig – but they could have a few hints on cross dressing that a friend of mine might like to know about –

  • Historicat

    they also posted Nikola Tesla’s FBI file at the same time, so clearly that wasn’t politically motivated, right?

    Now who’s being naive?

    • HazooToo

      They were searching for the death ray.

  • Stupid Monkey – Call me Stu’

    Give Donnie a break… He’s never had a job before. He’s gonna burn a few fries & probably piss off a YUGE swath of your customer base. Like any privileged white 16 year old would… . . .

  • bookish

    It would be great if someone in our intelligence community could misplace a copy of Dumpy’s tax return, say, about a week before the April 15 tax day protest. Just enough time to let the networks chew it over a bit before the big day. Because Dumpy’s tax return is going to be a sensation, believe me.

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