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Juan Thompson was fired last year from Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept, for being a jerk to his bosses and also, you know, making up stories. It was the latest in a long line of briefly held jobs that ended remarkably abruptly, and after we spent an afternoon rolling around in a whole lot of blame-shifting and grievances, he sounded like a bit (a lot) of a nutball.

He apparently may have been more of a nutball than anyone expected, as he’s been arrested for (allegedly!) making some of the threats that have been terrorizing Jewish babies and olds since the beginning of the year — in an effort (allegedly!) to frame his stalkee ex-girlfriend for framing him.

The complaint is fucked up.

Every Instagatewaypundit will now claim that it is really leftists — not, say, their good buddies the “alt-right” — who are the real anti-Semites. And in at least some cases, they will be right.

Most people on the left have some issues with Israel and its treatment of Palestinians, and according to idiots, this makes them automatically anti-Semitic. That is very stupid! You can disagree with policy, even think it’s inhuman, without ascribing “inhumanity” to every Jew who doesn’t even live there.

But some on the left take that anger toward Israel’s actions and do ascribe them to monolithic “Jews.” Here’s a letter we got from a Wonkette reader! And not the kind of Wonkette reader who is sent here to call us libtard faggots from ILoveAR15sInMyButt.com! Here, read this dumb thing. It starts out being about Bernie v. Hillary and then gets stupid fast.

Looks like Wonkette has joined that part of the public which looks upon the 2016 presidential election as a horserace, and rather than looking at Hillary’s history and character (or lack thereof) is handicapping the future of this country by trying to guess/force the winning ticket.

In spite of all that is known about Hillary and the dirty tactics of the DNC and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Rebecca chooses to criticize those whom she supposes to be Sanders’ supporters for expressing long overdue frustration in Nevada.

We now have the two most incompetent, and compromised candidates as front runners for POTUS, and Rebecca focuses her ignorant comments against what appears to be a few Sanders supporters who have heroically and stoically endured the unfair treatment of corporate media, and snide bitchy bloggers such as Rebecca of Wonkette.

I quote John Lucente of Lexington MA who said in letter to the Boston Herald on May 18, 2016:

“On one hand we have a megalomaniac who sounds like a sailor on leave in a combat zone with a fistful of twenties.

On the other hand we have a pathetic candidate whose main qualification seems to be the fact that she should be the first US woman president.

They do have some common threads. They both will say anything. …

It would behoove every American to go to their place of worship and pray for a divine intervention that neither of these frauds is elected as our next president.”

Instead of acknowledging this abomination of current presidential candidate front runners Rebecca chooses to mock Sen. Sanders and his supporters who are trying to steer us away from the apocalypse of a Hillary or Donald presidency.

This deliberate refusal to acknowledge reality has to cause any astute voter to wonder about the loyalties of Rebecca and her ilk: Are they really concerned about this country, or are they a part of what has in the past been referred to as America’s “Fifth Column.”

Today we call them Israel Firsters, and we know that is true of Hillary and now Donald.

And also Wonkette …??! – Judy B.

I was all “huh? are you saying I am a Jew?” and she was all “NOPE HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING.” Then she wrote back again.

Your snide attempt to demean, with your ridiculous headlines, those of us who won’t support Hillary, a blood-thirsty, Israel Firster, Wallstreet/bankster moll, is evidence of your commitment to entertainment rather than truth. … Elizabeth Warren saw the handwriting on the wall looooong ago, and planned to back the dem winner no matter which, and that was clear to all. Like everybody else she knew the fix was in for Hillary. Politics is politics.

Given all that has been revealed about Hillary, not supporting Hillary is a matter of principle for us. For you it’s a matter of Israel. The only reason you choose to ignore all that we know of Hillary’s character and record in order to wave her across the finish line is because of Israel – no matter how much you may deny it. Both of you are full of prune juice!! – Judy B.

See, Judy was doing a very common anti-Semitic thing, which is accusing anybody who’s even half-Jewish (like me!) of being loyal only to Israel, like a Fifth Column of JOOOZ. But the prune juice thing was funny!

I pointed this out to her.

Judy, you’ve GOT to stop accusing me of this Israel stuff; considering I have told you, flat-out, I don’t care about Israel — never have — the fact that you keep harping (because I have a Jewish name?) on it is truly, truly anti-Semitic. You’ve *got* to cut it out.

And she kept going, before I blocked her emails:

Like I’ve said, “Methinks thou doth protest too much.” I’ll start believing what you say when you stop believing that Hillary is the best candidate to become POTUS – not likely!!

Frankly your name has nothing to do with it, nor does being Jewish, whether you are or are not. Your name could be German or Dutch. Perhaps you support Hillary because of her neoliberal (have you looked that up yet??) and neocon alignment, and her anti-Palestinian rights stance. You are either woefully uninformed, or you are just as corrupt and vile as Hillary! – Judy B.

Anyway, sure, Judy B. is just one anecdotal woman in my inbox. And she’s VERY upset if you suggest that accusing random Jews of being “Fifth Column” traitors to the United States because they are “Israel Firsters” is anti-Semitic, so I guess she … isn’t? LOL.

As to the matter at hand, and Juan Thompson’s alleged campaign of terror against some collateral Jews?

Honestly, we don’t even know that Juan Thompson hates Jewish people — he just happened to alight on “terrorizing them” (allegedly!) as a cool recourse to get back at his ex (allegedly!). Nor do we even know he’s “a lefty,” though he calls himself a socialist on Twitter, and if the JCC-bomb-threating shoe were on the rightwing foot, with an alleged perp who’d worked at NRO or Breitbart, we’d have no problem saying that he was either “conservative” or just “an amoral piece of shit.”

There may be a HELL of a lot more anti-Semitism on the right than on the left, but we’re going to have to own this one, and the rightwing blogs are going to get to (rightfully) call us on it.

We need to clean the speck out of our own eye before we yell about the beam that’s in theirs.

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  • Nounverb911
  • anon_the_great

    The difference between us and The Deplorables is we condemn anti-antisemitism, not excuse it.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Well, he seems nice.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Well, you know, National SOCIALIST German Worker’s Party, y’all.

  • Persistent Demme

    I wonder how ol’ Judy is enjoying herself now.

  • anwisok

    Dammit, ‘Trix! There you go, being all balanced and fair – calling out the bad actors on your own side. How dare you? HOW DARE YOU!??!?!??!?11/! That’s just not done!

  • Hutch

    I think I know Judy B! She is still forwarding me a bunch of pro-Bernie/anti-HRC crappus emails daily. Sigh.

    • Yr. Gma

      Still? She hasn’t noticed the orange thing?

      • Hutch

        Apparently not. Time to move on, Judy!

  • elviouslyqueer

    Gotta say, Judy B wrote the most erudite Dear Shit Fer Brains letters EVER.

    • Hutch

      “…cut and pasted the most erudite Dear Shit Fer Brains letters EVER.” FIFY

    • arglebargle

      I thought the Israelite’s massacred all the Erudite’s back in the good old days.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Rebecca focuses her ignorant comments against what appears to be a few Sanders supporters who have heroically and stoically endured the unfair treatment of corporate media, and snide bitchy bloggers such as Rebecca of Wonkette.

    Oh, fuck you, whoever you are. Rebecca is snarky and to the point: if you want to call her bitchy because of that, that says more about you than it does about her, asshole.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    What on god’s green earth does The Intercept have to do with Democrats, liberals or the left? They effectively campaigned for Trump and they’re still campaigning for Putin.

  • Crank Tango

    Anybody who says “methinks” is terrible.

    • Hutch

      “Anon, pray I disagree.” — Dame Peggington

    • one_who_wanders

      Methinks you are correct.

    • Yr. Gma

      Queen Gertrude libel!

  • snigsy

    Excuse me while I wipe Judy’s angry spitter-spattle from my glasses.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    On the other hand we have a pathetic candidate whose main qualification seems to be the fact that she should be the first US woman president.

    Yeah, because it is not as if she was Secretary of State, US Senator, or FLOTUS. She didn’t devote her live to public service while only serving as an elected official for eight years. She didn’t devote herself to promoting health care or children’s issues.

    Seriously, whoever you are, piss the fuck off.

    • SadDemInTex

      Many upfists!!!!!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Many of our friends on the right (there’s got to be a sarcasm tag around here somewhere!) only give a rat’s ass about Israel for Revelations purposes, anyways. Jooos are Jooos, after all.

    • Crank Tango

      Now now, some of them like the Muslin Apartheid too.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    When you start from Netanyahu=Israel=Jews you can go down some pretty shady paths.

  • TJ Barke
  • MynameisBlarney
    • Lefty Frizzell

      Somebody better call Saul

    • TJ Barke

      It’s fine unless the batmobile shows up…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Next up, a quinjet piloted by Clint Barton crashes a block away.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I would watch that movie if the scooby team got eaten by raptors.

    • Lulu Mac

      Just wait until Baby The Impala shows up…then we got trouble…

    • Hutch

      Is that the Mystery Van?!?

  • Sardonicuss

    Man, Matt Taibbi continues to cement his status as a super genius with every passing day – since he left GG’s project like the Roadrunner leaving the Coyote.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    This deliberate refusal to acknowledge reality has to cause any astute voter to wonder about the loyalties of Rebecca and her ilk

    I hope and assume this asshole isn’t commenting here anymore. She’d fit in perfectly over at Breitbart!

  • JMP

    I don’t get the idea that writing for a website that claims to be liberal but supports Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and constantly pushes right-wing propaganda makes someone liberal.

    • TJ Barke

      Don’t you know that everything must be taken at face value?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Except Trump. From time to time.

    • DesertedPictures

      Maybe they are European liberals? (centre right)

    • Sardonicuss

      Forget it Jake. It’s Greenwald town.

      • JMP

        One good thing is that, even more than use of “neoliberal”, citation of Glenn Greenwald is a perfect sign that someone who claims to be from the left is completely useless and has nothing worthwhile to say; not to mention that they’re a useful tool of the far right.

        • Sardonicuss

          Yes, it has been a pleasure to not see that bullshit word for a while.
          It is like seeing somebody use the word “cuck” un ironically – marks them as an idiot from the get go.

          • JMP

            There’s a whole shitload of terms from the MRA & white supremacist worlds that are instantaneous marks of worthlessness – besides “cuck”, you’ve got “SJW”, “virtue signalling”, “white knighting”, “alpha/beta male”, “mangina”, “race baiting”, “pulling the race card” and a whole lot more.

          • Sardonicuss

            ….”redpilling”….or did I dream that one? We need a nutball dictionary / thesaurus.

          • JMP

            Yep, it’s supposed to mean when you awake to the “reality” that women secretly control the world – and the idiots don’t see the irony in their use of a metaphor stolen from a movie written and directed by a pair of trans women to describe their bullshit misoygnist worldview.

          • Sardonicuss

            It’s why they make such lousy comedians too. They don’t really grasp metaphor very well.
            “Nothing goes over my head – I am too tall!”

  • DesertedPictures

    I thought Wonkette was in the service of The Gay Agenda. And now it’s the Jewish Conspiracy. I feel a bit dissapointed.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      HYDRA is behind all of it! Hail HYDRA!

      • PubOption

        The things you Lerna on Wonkette.

      • Historicat

        You forgot the Illuminati and the Trilateral Commission. And what about the Reverse Vampires?

    • Sardonicuss

      That would be the Gagenda of Jewspiricy…which I think used to be on the masthead?

      • MynameisBlarney

        How is The Vagenda of Manocide going to fit in now?

        • Sardonicuss

          It’s a rich tapestry of conspiritude around these parts.

          • MynameisBlarney

            A “Melting Pot of Conspirage” if you will.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        As long as we start getting college wrestler porn.

      • Sakonyachen

        Do I have start spelling it (((Wonkette))) now?

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Why can’t it be both?

  • Ricky Gay

    Ya can’t spell “beam” without BM.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      You can’t really start your day without BM either.

      • Ricky Gay

        Indeed. Though I do try to keep it out of my eye. ;-)

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      And the infighting is continuing to grow. Good to know.

  • Chadwells

    Ugh….racism is so fucking tedious. Find something else to whine about already….like pennies, can we just get rid of pennies!!!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Wait! Glenn Greenwald fired somebody for making up stories?

    This is huge.

    • ltmcdies

      the irony, huh?

  • goonemeritus

    I have met an anti-Semitic Canadian but he was pretty drunk at the time.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      I once got really drunk with some Irish co-workers in the late 1990s, and in a rare moment of feeling the spirit of plurality and unity, they told me that “the Protestant and Catholic races are not that different”.

      Cheers.

    • MynameisBlarney

      My dad and brother are both anti-Semites, until I call them that.
      Then they deny it.
      Same goes for their racism.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Every Instagatewaypundit will now claim that it is really leftists — not, say, their good buddies the “alt-right” — who are the real anti-Semites. And in at least some cases, they will be right.

    I thought that left was the alternative right.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Now, now…two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights do make a left.

      • Crank Tango

        When they go low, we go high. Man this shit is confusing. It’s almost like they want it this way.

    • DesertedPictures

      No that’s the alternative To right.

    • Chadwells

      That is an alt-fact.

    • TJ Barke
  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    So he framed his ex because his ex was framing him?
    It’s freakin’ Inception in here, man…

    • Crank Tango

      False flags inside flags inside flags. Good thing no one is smart enough to pull it off.

      • TJ Barke

        This is why I don’t trust flags.

        • Crank Tango

          Flag basher!

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Wait, what did you call me?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        The flag is a lie!

    • snark-lurker

      well mebbee the ex DID do it and the frame-up is a big success

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Meanwhile Little Babby Donnie is screaming mad that he can’t blame the muslins for this shit.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Maybe he’ll come up with some off-the-wall way while he’s in Palm Beach for the weekend.
      https://twitter.com/CNN/status/837728886557376512

      • TJ Barke

        I hope some kids spit on him.

        • elviouslyqueer

          I hope some kids spit shit on him.

          FIFY.

          • MynameisBlarney

            That might be one of his kinks.

            Aaaaand I just grossed myself RIGHT the fuck out with that one.

          • laughingnome

            Say, you know who else was into that?

          • MynameisBlarney

            That dude from Faith No More?

      • elviouslyqueer

        CNN misspelled “America’s motherfucking Grifter-In-Chief.”

      • Undocumented Skwerl!

        I think it’s time for a Hertz Donut, noogies, and a presidential swirly….

        Do it kids!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        He should check out that one book in the Shrub Liberry.

    • tomamitai

      The guy’s first name is Juan, so maybe he can blame the Messicans?

  • bookish
    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      The investigations are costly and unusually time consuming, and sometimes expand far beyond their original missions.

      The reason, critics have suggested, is the extraordinary public pressure placed on special prosecutors (also known as special counsels or independent counsels) to come up with something, or at the least to exhaust all possibilities that there might be something to come up with before calling it quits.

      Pretty sure the special prosecutor (assuming we get one) won’t have that problem when it comes to Donald, however.

      • Crank Tango

        Hmm I just googled and it cost 39 million to run the whitewater investigation. That’s only 4 mar a lago trips, even adjusted for inflation, make it 8 trips.

        • tomamitai

          Those are 90’s dollars, wouldn’t that be around 39 gazillion today?

          • Crank Tango

            I forget the dollar to amero exchange rates from back then.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Well, sifting through the mountain of evidence to find the elephant is going to be time consuming.

        • Crank Tango

          I bet there are multiple intelligence services with transcripts at the ready…
          https://media.giphy.com/media/MncRccQYx7LVu/giphy.gif

          • tomamitai

            Do rules of evidence apply in an impeachment, ’cause I don’t think those intercepted calls would be admissible in a criminal case; unless the defendant is a Muslim, of course.

          • Crank Tango

            Good point, I have no idea.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          It’ll be like looking for a mastodon in a haystack.

        • laughingnome

          Lifting the mountains of elephants is going to exhausting.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Israel? Never heard of him.

    • DahBoner

      His nickname is Izzy

      • OrG

        Wasn’t he in Guns N Roses?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Israel. Littorally.

  • bookish

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/03/the-web-of-relationships-between-team-trump-and-russia/

    What we’re going to endeavor to do here is to parse out that complex set of relationships, using the information we have at hand. In this case, as you’ve hopefully ascertained, the country at issue is Russia and the campaign is that of President Trump. The official, of course, is Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And the ambassador is, at this point, the linchpin of a lot of the interactions between Trump and the rest of his team.

  • Red Bird Ω

    Don’t care what label you put on, wrong is wrong. Nobody should be doing bomb threats to innocent people minding their own business.

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    ♫ Judy in disguise… As Stormfront! ♫

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I guess I’ll just take your goggles!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “Judy is too sexy for her shirt.” — Right Said John Fred.

  • DahBoner

    Juan worked in “health-care I.T.” by day and at night, he apparently worked at being Hunter S. Thompson’s son.
    https://youtu.be/FYtrGjJOMpE

    • tomamitai

      Hunter’s boy is Juan F, this guy is Juan M.

      • DahBoner

        Yes, that would have been a pretty dramatic state of mind changeup 😀

  • MynameisBlarney
  • bookish
    • Proud Liberal

      Russophilia is a good description.

      • tomamitai

        Russofellatio.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Once you’ve gone Russian,
      You can’t not-have all that pushin’.

    • Bemused

      Imma go with money and oil.

    • tomamitai

      He’s an anti-gay autocratic billionaire who hates democracy as much as they do?

  • Anna Rompage

    Nothing more than a mentally deranged, lone wolf who finally snapped after his girlfriend left him….

    • Biff52

      Givin’ the rest of us mentally deranged lone wolves a bad rap.

      • puredog

        I think you’re in the wrong seat. This here’s the anti-Semitic section. Bad rap is over in the racist section.

        • Biff52

          Can’t it be both? I’m all-exclusive, ya know.

        • H0mer0

          “Don’t push me ’cause I’m close to the edge…”

  • Jenny

    I am admitted centrist and proud of it. These alt left dicks can go fuck themselves or go fellate the alt right. We need sane, honest people with brains running this country, not a bunch of idealogical blowhards.

    I AM SICK OF ALL YOU CRAZY MOTHERFUCKERS.

    THE END.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • Michael R

      Shoot that shit DOWN !

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Trump still thinks this is a giant WWE match, or a reality teevee show.

    • ltmcdies

      those Dems be getting a tad feisty, huh.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Where’s our daily newsblip on the #DeplorableCareAct? I want to see that little hobbit Randybrook Paladin trying to ferret out Ork Ryan’s precious.

  • arglebargle

    It’s pretty easy to fixate on the liberal examples of hate mongering when there is only one.

  • bookish

    http://www.millenniumpost.in/world/trumps-health-policy-changes-may-put-women-at-risk-study-218152

    US President Donald Trump’s sexual and reproductive health policy changes may threaten women’s wellbeing across the world, an expert has warned. “Much progress has been made in the use of more effective contraception and in the reduction of unintended pregnancies,” said Professor Daniel Grossman from the University of California, San Francisco.

    However, “Trump’s policies could roll back progress on women’s health,” Grossman warns in a new study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

    A concerning development is Trump’s re-imposition of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, which prevents US-funded organisations from providing, informing about or advocating for abortion care in their countries.

    • Proud Liberal

      Well, we all know he’s not fond of the womens.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Having had to endure a similar rant – in person – from a Bernie supporter prior to the election concerning my support for Hillary, I am both sorry you had to go through that and proud to be a card-carrying member of Rebecca and Her Ilk.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      I have an uncle that ran an Ilk farm.

      No, that’s not right.

      • snark-lurker

        you mean “a ilk” farm, that iz your problem. and trix is NOT a ilk kow

        • Biff52

          Hey, the Ilks Club does a lot of good in this world!

          • OneYieldRegular

            With regard to clubs, Judy B. doesn’t like Ilks, and she certainly doesn’t like the Moos.

        • aureolaborealis

          Let me tell you a story about free ilk and a kow …

    • Biff52

      Rebecca and her Ilk is the name of her Archies cover band.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KahQ9436WU8

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Bang Shang-a-Lang? I hardly knew her.

  • one_who_wanders

    ”This deliberate refusal to acknowledge
    reality has to cause any astute voter to wonder about the loyalties of
    Rebecca and her ilk. . . ”

    I didn’t even know Rebecca had an ilk. Though they are endemic to Montana.

    • Lulu Mac

      Proud to be ‘Trix’s Ilk

    • Crank Tango

      Ugh, ilk’s another one on my list. It’s always such a slur…

    • Hutch

      “Ilk” – from Old English “ilca” meaning “alike.” I love Old English derivatives! They’re so descriptive.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      It wouldn’t break my heart at all to scrape the street clean of your ilk. You know what an ‘ilk’ is, don’t ya Dub?

      A big deer?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Tycho Brahe had a pet ilk named Simon, Simon the Half an Ilk.

      • LucindathePook

        A fake nose, too.

    • Longstreet63

      Do they snack on “Ilky Way” bars?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Dude, they range all the way into AZ, they’re all over the place up in Flagstaff

  • Gayer Than Thou

    They always seem so pleased with themselves for discovering that some on the left are, say, anti-Semitic, even though they lose their shit when we on the left say things like “everyone’s a little bit racist.” And then there’s the cognitive dissonance involved in their simultaneously being proud of their own anti-Semitism while still deploying it as a devastating critique of the left.

  • Logic of Color

    Being anti-semitic seems like a lot of work.

  • capnkrunch

    Fuck Judy B. She’s no better than the “you’re the real racists” white lives matter dicks.

    • Jenny

      I bet she is so mad about “Get Out” too.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Also too, if he’s a leftist, then I’m pretty sure he’s just a troubled lone wolf.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Damned wolves can’t catch a break, always getting blamed for everything. Blow down a couple of houses and pretty soon you’re everyone’s favorite scapegoat.

      (goats can’t seem to catch a break either- interestingly, they can thank the Joos for that)

    • Longstreet63

      Only if he’s white.

      • tomamitai

        He’s not, unless they mixed up his picture with someone else.

  • Lefty Wright

    Anti-semitism on the left is a bug, on the right, it’s an essential feature of their base. Even the ones on the left that are critical of the Israeli government and the Israeli right wing that keep pushing these illegal settlements are not condemning the Jewish religion or it’s followers.

  • boyblue122

    The Intercept, GG, Snowden, etc were pro-Putin/Trump more than anything. Theyd take shots at Hillary and were quiet about everything else

    • Carpe Vagenda

      That would probably be because Glenn went native with that nest of fringey anarchists and white supremacists surrounding Ron Paul a decade ago.

  • BrianW

    In fairness to Juan Thompson (bleech), he’s still “an amoral piece of shit.”

  • bookish

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/the-untruths-of-president-trump-are-piling-up/518490/?google_editors_picks=true

    For months I’ve urged Congress to assert itself more on this matter.

    As the weeks pass, the press continues to uncover contradictions, and Team Trump’s demonstrable untruths pile up, making it impossible for the public to trust their president when he denies inappropriate contacts with a foreign adversary because they can’t trust anything he says, the need to get to the bottom of whatever they are hiding only grows more urgent—whether to exonerate a president who creates the appearance of serious impropriety with every absurdity he utters about Russia, or to uncover whatever nefarious truth he is contorting himself to hide.

    • Lefty Frizzell

      Is that a MAGA hat with military braid on it? Next he will be going “full Gaddafi”

      • BrianW

        No, I’m pretty sure that is the hat from the new aircraft carrier.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          The Gerald Ford USS?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    BREAKING: More evidence of the devastation and horror in Sweden!
    Sorry. Can’t be embedded. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ikea-recreates-display-home-syrian-9233336

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I hate liberal Nazis.

  • bookish

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/trump-islam-authoritarianism/516627/?google_editors_picks=true

    Anxiety about the forward march of anti-democratic forces isn’t confined to Democrats. It is shared, for instance, by the Republican Senator John McCain, who has condemned the Russian cyberattacks as an “act of war” on “our very fundamentals of democracy.” In a speech at the Munich Security Conference last month, McCain pondered whether “the West”—meaning the military and diplomatic alliances among advanced liberal democracies that emerged after World War II—“will survive.” People around the world are turning “away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism,” he noted, while “more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent.” He observed that “many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the West.”

    Schiff and McCain are issuing these warnings at a time when the growth of democracies in the world has stalled, and American democracy is plagued by low confidence in government and high levels of political polarization. They are doing so as a growing number of Americans gravitate toward “strong” leaders who appear capable of overcoming democratic gridlock, and as a new American president with populist-authoritarian leanings challenges democratic norms.

    It’s not surprising that people with different political beliefs would have different understandings of the dangers facing the United States. Nor are these threats mutually exclusive; John McCain is surely concerned about both Russia and jihadist terrorism. But how America’s leaders decide to prioritize these threats—and which ideological struggle, if any, they choose to wage—will help determine the course of American foreign policy.

  • Kiri the Paid Protestor

    “It would behoove every American to go to their place of worship and pray for a divine intervention that neither of these frauds is elected as our next president.”

    If Americans were behooved, they’d waste less money on buying shoes. Just sayin’.

  • Biff52

    What’s with all the hate toward Israel Fisters? Hey, I don’t judge…

    • Longstreet63

      Needs more Kosher Lube.

      • tomamitai

        Can you use butter, or does that violate the rule about not mixing meat and dairy?

        • hendenburg2

          olive oil.

          Or schmaltz.

        • Longstreet63

          This is the subject of vigorous debate, of course.

          • eka

            can we have a world where we debate about that instead of whether or not our country is being sold bit by bit to russia? i miss petty debates. anyone want to debate on whether we should use letter size paper or A4?

          • Longstreet63

            Yes, but I’m going to call you “Crooked Eka” the whol;e time…

          • eka

            i’m cool with that. i’ll flounder to find a sticky nickname for you because i’d rather talk about the pros and cons of the paper sizes than spend time on name-calling.

          • Longstreet63

            You’re the puppet! I never met with any paper company executives. They think I’m awesome, though.

          • eka

            Okay but I would argue that if we switch to A4 we’ll be promoting global peace through aligned printing techniques and this would not be difficult to implement I have some numbers on implementation costs …

          • Longstreet63

            Emails!

          • eka

            printing company puppet!

          • Longstreet63

            No puppet–you’re the puppet! Such a Nasty Eka…
            (Am I winning?)

          • eka

            I think you’re winning bigly, sadly. I do have a complaint about margins, I think .50 margins are ideal.

          • Longstreet63

            I have the biggest margins ever…period. There’s no trouble about that, I assure you.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            omg that’s so wrong.

          • NewLarry

            While we’re at it, I have this idea for metric clocks…

  • Longstreet63

    I’m happy to hear you’re as corrupt and vile as Hillary, you nasty woman, but I’m kinda devastated to hear you’re not very Jew-ey.
    I was counting on that to relieve my white guilt n stuff.
    Well, there’s always my Gay Friend.

  • Marceline

    As much as I love a good political debate, the one subject I always stay away from is the subject of Israel. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a conversation on that subject that didn’t unravel at warp speed.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      guaranteed to turn into a scrum at first opportunity

    • rebecca

      yes’m.

    • Reddishrabbit

      How long before we hear about New Black Panthers?

    • Sakonyachen

      Generally most people who get crazy over Israel are easily proven hypocrites by my staggeringly limited knowledge of Jewish culture. Being a jackass, I bait them and wait for them to say something stupid. Almost always some sort of anti-Semitic gems hiding in their subconscious.

  • boyblue122

    The little girl near the end of this clip is hilarious

    https://twitter.com/BBCDanielS/status/837716268929191937

    • Kooolest G

      kind of weird how they cut to the closeup of the little girls face right before she says that, seems very staged to me. which begs the question, why does nigel farage want people to hear that he hates foreigners?

      • dunno if you noticed or not but there is a real big time anti anyone but us movement to the right all over.
        Having him say he hates the furrns can only gain him support in said crowds

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    This is the usual bullshit like the lists of mass shooters who were supposedly registered Democrats ( except that they registered 20 years ago, or weren’t registered at all). A nut job is a nut job is a nut job. They shouldn’t have gunz or sharp objects.

    • eka

      but i was told it was violating their second amendment rights to deny guns to the mentally ill.

  • bookish
  • Carpe Vagenda

    That’s some really specific ugliness in that complaint. Is the young man no longer employed? I can’t imagine when he’d have the time (although, mom’s basement?)

    • suziq

      He got fired for making up sources.
      Maybe we should start calling them alt-left if they are going to be lefty but loony.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Yeah, I read that article. I was just wondering if he’s still out of work.

        Can’t we just call them glibertarians? That’s essentially what they are.

      • Lancelot Link

        Also, it became no longer necessary for the Intercept to employ a black man to write stuff like this; https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b23d366c89fed24157f8d9411cce76aad7bc97582c9a3845c10fd3ea7b2fe262.png

        • suziq

          He seems nice. (not really, what a jerk)

      • I try to keep telling people this – there IS already a self-described “alt-left”, which is basically “socialists and communists” who agree with the alt-right about how terrible Islam and queers and migration is. So neo-Stalinists; North Korea / Assad / Putin fanboys.

  • Bill Slider

    My only negative thought regarding Rebecca, is when she got married, why didn’t she adopt her husband’s last name, Pixel, so the rest of us would have a chance to pronounce and spell it correctly?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Maybe she was shy…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Or Shynekopf.

        • Longstreet63

          Doesn’t that translate to “Pretty Face and Devastating Brains?”

          Either that or something to do with goat milking.

          • Biff52

            “Good head”.

          • Longstreet63

            I must defer to Shy on that one.

    • eka

      you could just call her editrix prettyhead.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      For those of us who are Joooz, or who live among them, her name rolls off the tongue as easy as saying “haimisher mensch.”

  • DahBoner
    • boyblue122

      a lot of this is on @Khanoisseur twitter feed. Hes been keeping up on this stuff for months

  • georgiaburning

    we’re all part of an “ilk”? Do we get shoulder tabs? Membership cards? Discounts at Denny’s?

  • Nockular cavity
    • Raan

      That’s it, I’m taking this as a sign.

      My backup half-orc paladin is going to be named Mogh.

      • Sakonyachen

        I shudder to think how one ends up being half-orc.

        • Raan

          Well, when an orc warrior woman and a blacksmith get drunk together-
          [helicopter hovering overhead]
          -and nine months and a broken pelvis later, there’s your half-orc.

    • Granny Sprinkles

      A WARRIOR’S DRINK

  • sadboy

    This Juan Thompson guy clearly has SERIOUS ISSUES and I hope he gets mental help in conjunction with whatever sentence he gets for being a creepy scumbag.

    As per Slate, he is considered a copycat who has made 8 of the 100 JCC threats made so far this year and is unconnected with any of the grave desecrations.

    Hopefully they can find whoever is behind the bulk of these crimes.

  • Nockular cavity

    “I can put any manner of rubber device on my Juan Thompson.”

  • Jack Tenhet

    Anyone can claim to be something, what matters more are their actions. I could claim to be right-wing, but my actions would sharply contradict that general bent. Of course we have to own this one but I will say that his actions contradict actual liberal philosophy.

    Of course, we’re not monoliths. We have different priorities and an individualized approach to the same social and economic problems.

    As for the other 92 JCC threats made this year, I want an investigation into who or whom is responsible no matter where that leads. This anti-Semitism is simply untenable and not consistent with basic human decency.

    • Biff52

      He’s mentally ill, and not in the right-wing approved 2nd Amendment way.

  • Oh heck, we already knew wingnuts were wingnuts and the horseshoe has become a circle.

  • azeyote

    a nice cup of hot spiked prune juice sounds pretty good on a cold wet day like it is here – cheers

  • Ryan Denniston

    What’s a moll?

    • Bitter Scribe

      A term for a gangster’s girlfriend that fell out of use around 1958.

  • puredog

    I am glad to see that you have finally owned up to your role in the international conspiracy of the joos. (Pssst — can you get me tickets to next year’s Oscars?)

  • Bitter Scribe

    I skimmed over that endless piece in the second link. Wow. I call myself Bitter Scribe, but I’m an amateur next to this guy. He’s so bitter Anheuser-Busch could use him as a substitute for hops.

  • ltmcdies

    a link to an article of somebody who had to deal with this former employee of the Intercept

    http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2017/03/03/before-bomb-threats-juan-thompson-unraveled-and-terrorized-an-rft-reporter

  • Perkniticky

    Well duh, leftwing antipathy toward Jews is pretty clear, historically speaking. So is rightwing antipathy, for that matter. This particular instance seems individual rather than institutional – but I’m willing to blame Intercept, because I don’t like them, so there.

    • Yep. Terrible left-wing anti-Semites like Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman and Leon Trotsky…

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

    The horseshoe theory in political science asserts that the far left and the far right, rather than being at opposite and opposing ends of a linear political continuum, in fact closely resemble one another, much like the ends of a horseshoe.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_theory

    • Unregistered Hijabi Rockstar

      I see this all the time in anti-vaxxers.

      GOP Midwest Church Mom: “We gotta save the children from government-enforced vaccines! Freedom! Fetal stem cells!”
      Ultra-Crunchy Mom (on her iPhone in the Whole Foods checkout line): “Yes! Toxins! Mercury!”

    • No. There is a radical internationalist socialist left which has more in common with liberals; and a conservative, populist, conspiracy-theory, nationalist “Left” which is actually more like the “left-wing” Nazis like Röhm and the Strasser brothers who got theirs in the Night of the Long Knives. I’m a radical leftist and I consider the conspiracy-theory, anti-Semitic, anti-migrant, Jill Stein Left to be to socialism what termites are to wood.

    • Sakonyachen

      It is referred to as horseshit theory by anyone who knows anything about the actual political spectrum. It basically is used by people who assume they are centrist and everyone else is extreme. What passes for centrist in America is pretty far right over all.

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

    Huffpoo comments sections circa 2009 to 2011 (when I stopped looking at it): “Wall Street president banksters banksters Wall Street president banksters Wall Street president banksters Wall Street president banksters banksters banksters Wall Street president banksters Wall Street president banksters banksters” et cetera.

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

    It might almost appear that Donnie somehow knew about this in advance. That would be so interesting.

    • HorseChestnut

      Also, too, what happened in Sweden… tomorrow. That creeped me out.

  • C4TWOMAN

    “But some on the left take that anger toward Israel’s actions and do ascribe them to monolithic “Jews.” ”

    This is made 1000X worse because any attempt to say use Zionist to distinguish the difference between race/religion and national policy was co-oped as dogwhistle anti-semite propaganda ages ago.
    Ditto for 95% of the “activist” organisations in the Western world claiming to care about the Palestinian cause. This is one of the few instances I blame Left leaders, not for the problem, but for drastically underestimating the danger of anti-Semitic propaganda(“Ignore them, they’ll go away!” Or worse, “Yes let them speak at University X–freeze peach!”). What we are seeing in the Trump presidency is the endgame of all the Anti-Semitic/Holocaust denial crap. And those of us on the ARA/antifascist front can comfortably say to the academics who dismissed our concerns, “We told you so.”

    The goal of Holocaust Denial/Antisemitism is ALWAYS to organize Nazis/Nazi sympathisers. It is NEVER about free speech.

    Hands down the best resource I have ever found on Anti-Semitism. Download and share.

    http://www.buildingequality.us/prejudice/antisemitism/rosenblum/the-past.pdf

    • You can tell the anti-Semitic shitbags in the Palestine movement, because when Assad in Syria does exactly what Israel does in Gaza, they think he’s a good guy because “anti-imperialist”.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Of course liberals can be anti-Semitic. Anyone can be anti-Semitic. My Jewish friends tell me that every Gentile is secretly anti-Semitic, although I would argue with that statement. However, I’d guess that at least half of the people I know are anti-Semitic, although 90% of them don’t know it and wouldn’t admit it. I have some friends who are a very liberal Lesbian couple in their 60’s who support every liberal cause you can mention, but they refused to go see “Schindler’s List”, and when I asked them why, they said they thought Jewish people asked for what they got in the Holocaust because they just obediently went and got on the trains that took them to the camps. Apparently all the Jews in Europe should have formed a militia, bought machine guns, and refused to obey the Nazis (some did, actually). I argued with them for an hour about this and could not make them understand how stupid this was. I told them they were anti-Semitic, and they vehemently denied it.

    • sweeper

      Word

    • Gregory Brown

      You are so right, and they are so anti-Semitic. You should give them Davidowicz’s “The War Against the Jews,” and Black’s “IBM and the Holocaust,” which documents the famous computer company’s monstrous complicity in the murder of the Jews using and supporting the company’s German division punch card machines, which allowed the regime to know where the Jews lived in many countries, and which tracked them to their various horrible fates, as logged on IBM punch card technology.
      http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/images/Holocaust/hollerith.jpg

    • Sakonyachen

      “My Jewish friends tell me that every Gentile is secretly anti-Semitic”

      Every Gentile is a bit extreme. I have some suspicions about Woody Allen though.

      Anti-Semitism is pretty rampant here in the St. Louis Metro East. I was in my late twenties or early thirties when I found out Jew was the proper term and not a slur because of the tone people would say it with.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I lived in St. Louis for 20 years, and you are right. I also lived in Chicago, and it was the same there. The only place I didn’t encounter it openly was Miami, but I’m sure it exists there as well among certain groups.

        I had two very dear friends in college who were Jewish and from Chicago, and I visited both of them in their parent’s homes several times. All of their grandparents were Holocaust survivors. We had some long and interesting conversations, which is when I heard some of the older family members say that “every Gentile is secretly anti-Semitic.” I disagreed at the time, but I was young and idealistic, and as I got older, I have found that this is mostly true, but there is a wide spectrum of anti-Semitism.

        Sometimes the anti-Semitism is very superficial because they have never actually met a Jewish person, and they are just repeating things they heard other people saying, but they never really think about it, nor do they act upon it because they never meet any Jewish people. It is in some ways similar to people who say “Germans are obsessed with rules and structure” or “Italians are so emotional” or “The French are so arrogant and rude.” These are common stereotypes, which are sometimes true and sometimes not true, and people who have not traveled or met any Germans, Italians, French or Jewish people often believe in these stereotypes, especially if they see them portrayed on TV.

        Does that make them anti-Semitic? I don’t know. I don’t have the right to make that decision, as I am not Jewish.

        I did work in a government office 37 years ago in a town I will not name that is predominantly German Catholic, and where a large number of the support staff were uneducated, redneck trailer trash, and they decided that I was Jewish because of my hair and my profile and the fact that I had a few female friends who happened to be Jewish. Then a male friend from The Gambia who was a Ph.D. student at a nearby university took me to lunch, and that was even worse. I was secretly referred to after that as a “Jew N—-r lover.” This was in 1980, not so long ago. I got out of that job and that town ASAP. I suspect nothing has changed there.

        My mother was an Italian Catholic, and she lived in tiny little Lynn, MO in 1950. The rest of the town was almost exclusively German Catholic. The small business people refused to wait on her because they despised Italian Catholics. People would not even speak to her. The local Catholic Church refused to enroll my sister in pre-school, saying the class was full, which was a lie. After 9 months of this treatment she told my father “get a transfer to somewhere else or I’m leaving you,” so he did, and they moved to a larger, more liberal city. This was not anti-Semitism, it was something else that today we call “ethnic profiling.”

  • Oginikwe

    “The complaint is fucked up.”
    I nominate this statement for the biggest understatement of the week.

  • boredcatlady

    Couple of things:
    1. I don’t believe Judy B is an actual human woman. I don’t know any women that can mansplain that well.
    2. I love the whole – “I said a creepy thing about the Jewishes and you only took offense to it because you are a Jewess and only a Jew would be offended so therefore I am not anti-Semitic, and also you could be Dutch so why so sensitive, Jew?!”

  • Iam Reading

    Meh, all religious people are fucked in the head WRT their belief in superheroes or godz or whatever they call their made up bullshit.

  • It’sWhitneyBitch

    So, what I am hearing is that if I send you nutball emails you will answer them and I can pretend we are friends?

    ALSO. I am married to a JOOZ and you are a name-JOOZ so we are probably friends already.

    • JCfromNC

      I roomed with a JOOZ for a couple of years and we’re still ShoutyFace buddies. Does that make me eligible for any of this?

      • Sakonyachen

        I was friends with a Jewish Communist Atheist almost thirty years ago. Not sure if I’m still eligible for this but I’m definitely applying. What are we applying for?

  • Gregory Brown

    The hed on Huffpo goes “and he’s a journalist!” I’m sorry, if he’s fired for making shit up he is no journalist. Pond scum, maybe, but not a journalist.

  • FauxAntocles

    There is a Jooz at work and I find him annoying – not because he is Jooz, because he talks loud and often.

  • Paperless Tiger

    I didn’t know there were any black Nazis till I took a city job. My boss was as bad as Trump, a paranoid, some say on the whiff, at any rate, suspicious of the staff. “I know you won’t say anything in front of me,” he said to the staff meeting. One guy did speak up, but he started kissing ass so bad the boss himself made him stop. It was embarrassing. A plague of paranoia had gripped the staff. I swear that shit is contagious.

  • You know, that’s the thing I’ve admired about Wonkette. Despite the…colorful language and insults, this place still approaches sociopolitical concerns with a rare and much needed sense of maturity. Compare to other internet commentary where high-minded sanctimony hides a childish and immature viewpoint of these issues (like a common “Calvin”)

  • WampusKat

    Why do you think I keep telling you assholes to step away from Libertarian Intercept???????????????

    Libertarians (teabggers) have a long history of antisemitism, assholes: https://thepoliticalspectator.com/tag/john-birch-society/

    Pando: “As (Libertarian) Reason’s editor defends its racist history, here’s a copy of its holocaust denial ‘special issue'” (yeah, the man actually went and dug it up):
    Christian Identity is part and parcel of their fucked up ideology: http://www.irehr.org/2014/04/17/bundy-standoff/ > http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/ron-paul-stars-in-oath-keepers-militia-film-by-far-right-filmmaker/

    … mainstreamed by Ron “White Power” Paul and his Libertarian cohort Glenn Greenwald (how many fucking times do I need to say it?) Get yourselves a subscription to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s publications already, for fuck’s sake: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2002/national-alliance-holocaust-deniers-react-911-attacks https://newrepublic.com/article/116253/edward-snowden-glenn-greenwald-julian-assange-what-they-believe > http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2005/11/reality-of-latin-american-reaction-to.html > http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2007/11/dark-side-of-paul-phenomenon.html >

    Black separatists ALSO have long history of antisemitism and cohabitation with white supremacists (they agree on segregation of the races) – both are hate groups (mainstreamed by Farrakhan) : https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/louis-farrakhan. This is NOT new. The fact that Greenwald’s paws were all over BLM is how we ended up with Breitbart and Farrakhan posting videos all over Youtube promoting “BLM HEARTS Trump” (have you read BLM’s list of demands by the way?):http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/16/where-did-all-the-money-shaun-king-raised-for-black-lives-go.html

    Did you assholes ask yourselves why Greenwald keeps insisting that Trump’s Russia ties are a “non-story”? What does the man have to do before you stop lef-humping him and his Libertaroan bullshit? Burn a cross on your fucking lawn?

    • I just had to verbally kick the ass out of a socialist buddy who told me I couldn’t badmouth Glenn Greenwald’s “nothing to see here” routine over Trump/Russia because he’s “one of us”. Greenwald is NOT on the Left and never has been. He’s an isolationist. The shitty thing is the socialists who have confused conservative isolationism with principled anti-imperialism.

  • WampusKat

    P.S. So, I WONDER HOW THIS HAPPENED: “Crypto-fascists and white separatists entering and recruiting from progressive circles” (also black separatist hate groups – so the “but he’s black” argument doesn’t hold water).

    (Hint: “leaderless movements” have historically been ripe for right-wing infiltration): http://www.politicalresearch.org/2015/03/05/drawing-lines-against-racism-and-fascism/#sthash.doGARyT4.dpbs > http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/02/23/the-right-hand-of-occupy-wall-street-from-libertarians-to-nazis-the-fact-and-fiction-of-right-wing-involvement/#sthash.6d5lE88Z.dpbs

    *Also includes black separatists who share their anti-semitic “Evil Jews run the world” conspiracy theories: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2002/american-black-muslims-neo-nazis-foreign-muslim-extremists-join-forces > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8uQWIhFtEA > https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/louis-farrakhan > https://newsone.com/1754815/ron-pauls-new-world-order-conspiracy-theory-video/ > https://thepoliticalspectator.com/tag/john-birch-society/ > http://www.politicalresearch.org/2015/03/05/drawing-lines-against-racism-and-fascism/#sthash.BoUQbLUU.dpuf

    CLUES: see my next comment. You fucks were warned, repeatedly, by people who make it their business to track hate groups and fringe political movements (which are now mainstream thanks to your Libertarian cohorts).

  • WampusKat

    Notice: “TL:DR” re: comments below is not going to cut it. Read your fucking comments – links included… courtesy of people who make their living knowing shit. Had you done that prior to the election, we would not now be looking at this fascist shit show.

  • Truly Madly Derply

    MY name is Judy and my last name starts with B. So I have to say it: “Judy B libelz!” Stop making all Judy Bs look matzoh, Judy B who is not me.

  • phoenix00

    This, I believe, falls under the umbrella of “Dear Shit fer Brains, Bonus Edition”

    Judy B is pure Shit For Brains.

  • Sakonyachen

    “And not the kind of Wonkette reader who is sent here to call us libtard faggots from ILoveAR15sInMyButt.com!”

    They sent me here, but I like this place so much I defected. I still have an AR15 in my butt though. I am tired of standing all the time.

    • HazooToo

      Wait, did you get the AR15 from Wonkette? Because I only joined Wonkette to get my free gun, and I haven’t got a damn thing yet! Unfair!

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