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Yes, that’s Cpt. Sulu’s tea cup from Star Trek VI. Nerd.

Christine Rideout of Trekmovie.com snagged an interview with George Takei at the Japanese American Museum’s opening of an exhibit about his career, and he shared this little story about trying to meet Donald Trump to talk to him about equal rights for all Americans. Not surprisingly, it ends up with Trump framing everything through his own experience with The Gays:

We were doing a press conference to promote the show [that’s Takei’s Broadway musical about the internment camps, Allegiance — Dok Zoom]. I knew Donald Trump had a position against marriage equality. That was an issue that I had been campaigning on. So with all the press there I thought I would get him on record. As a press conference was winding down I said, “Mr. Trump, I’d like to host you to lunch so that we can discuss marriage equality,” fully expecting him to demur, perhaps saying he had a full schedule and didn’t have the time. But, he surprised me. He said, “That might be interesting. I might learn something from you. So yeah, you’re on. Have your people call my people.” It took a long time, about three months, but we finally had that lunch. The first thing he said to me was, “You know what, George? I went to a friend’s gay wedding. It was beautiful. You gays do everything with such good taste.” [laughs] “You gays.”

Sadly, there wasn’t any follow-up in the article. Tell us more about that meeting, George!

It’s Open Thread, kids!

[Trekmovie.com via tip from publisher Anthony Pascale]

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  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I had American in Sweden friend look at the bones of my study plan and she thinks it’s pretty good, but I’m not entirely sure. Do you guys mind if I post it so you can tell me what you think?

    • Undocumented Skwerl!

      Go for it.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      A biology degree will give me a solid foundation in understanding life. I will learn how to conduct experiments and research and write laboratory reports from the courses. Furthermore, the actual substance, knowledge of molecular, cellular, physiological and ecological makeup, will assist me in understanding and finding solutions when something is not functioning properly. I am taking psychology for knowledge of the mind and its inner workings. It too will improve my research and writing skills, and will enable me use data, like statistics, as well as predict behavioral patterns. Popular jobs for psychology majors are in business and marketing, a field I plan to enter when I graduate. I chose this particular double major because I want to understand how it works before using or affecting it.

      After finishing school, I will become a pharmaceutical sales representative. My science degree and work ethic will ensure my employment. With my degree, I will be able to understand the effects of medications on the human body better. My eventual career goals are to use pharmaceutical sales representative as a stepping stone to a doctorate in medicinal chemistry so I can take part in researching and developing new medications. There are many pharmaceutical companies in California and my mother worked previously in a related field. These are also natural steps for me as I graduated a pharmacy technician program last year and I interned at a nearby pharmacy at that time.

      My choice to study in Canada is because the universities are less expensive, even for an international student; the education system is similar to the United States’, allowing me to enter a double major program and allowing the pursuit of minors; and I would like to familiarize myself further with the country, at FMC’s request. I chose the University of Windsor because it is a research university with a focus on the students and social justice issues, with a diverse population and a welcoming attitude towards international students. The society is multicultural and the degree will be valued wherever I decide to move. Additionally, it’s close to the U.S.-Canadian border and several family members, as well as FMC’s, who all live in Toronto.

      At the end of my time studying in Canada, I will return to the United States and become a pharmaceutical sales representative. I have no intention of overstaying my study permit. FMC and I are discussing whether I will apply to move to Canada or he will apply to move to America; however, we have not come to a conclusion yet and I am well aware this is a temporary visa that will only cover my time as a student. It can be trusted I will return the United States when I graduate because I visited Toronto from 6/28/16 and came back to the United States 8/10/16. He also covered my expenses during that trip.

      When I leave, we will decide who will apply for a permanent residency visa and we will make arrangements for the person moving. Staying illegally in Canada would make permanent plans with FMC more difficult. Additionally, I have family and friends in the United States, especially California. My younger sister lives there, as well as many of my aunts and cousins, and I lived there for much of my life. I like being nearby and am considering moving back after I leave Canada, because I feel I have better economic opportunities and strong family ties.

      • Infrequentcontributor

        You don’t really need the gig as a sales rep to get into a doctorate program in medicinal chemistry. In the US, at least, you’d be covered by a research and/or teaching fellowship, so basics will be covered and savings won’t be needed. If you’re wanting to save up to maintain a higher standard of living…well think on that. It’s hard to save enough to maintain a high standard of living for 4+ years. It’s probably much more straightforward to just keep a student standard of living and march right from bachelor to grad school. But if you’re wanting to work for a few years for other reasons, go for it! And good luck!

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          No, it’s to pay off student loans. I need to be more clear, obviously.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Has Windsor displayed a history of admitting Americans? I would also recommend developing a relationship with the departmental advisor and/or an individual professor.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          I’ve already been accepted to the school, this is for the visa officers. And yeah, about 10% of their student body is international.

      • Yr. Gma

        The third paragraph is confusing. First of all, always define your acronyms the first time you use them in the letter. I don’t think you mean “Fuck My Computer (FMC)” but the recipient of the letter might not know that. Just be more matter-of-factual about your reasons: “I intend to return to the United States to pursue my career and do not intend to remain permanently in Canada.” Your explanation about your possible thought processes in the future is unnecessarily confusing. You also need only note that you have family in the USA. The immigration people will not be interested in how your personal relationships will interact. They will assume that you want to have contact with your family. The rest of the letter sounds good. Just the facts.

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Those gheys do know how to put on a wedding!

    • Jenny

      I dunno man, the pictures of lesbian weddings usually make me go what happened here?!??! Steam punk accordions + confetti machines + trucker hats =????

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        OMG there are confetti machines??? I need to meet more lesbians.

        • Jenny

          I have no idea if they exist but only logical explanation for that amount of confetti in a short amount of time!

        • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

          Paper shredder and a big box fan. There, all done!

      • snark-lurker

        wutz wrong wit-day?

      • Shawn Renee Ernoehazy

        My cousin’s wedding to her wife was gorgeous! The pictures I saw from a colleague’s wedding were also amazing; her wife is more “butch” and opted for a tux-ish outfit, but it was still beautiful. I have seen some hetero wedding photos that really make me say, “huh!?!?”

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So 24 million people will be uninsured in the next ten years, and 14 million more uninsured NEXT year, but at least the government deficit will drop by $337 billion over the next ten years. GOP! GOP! GOP!

    Also, yes, gays have good taste, everyone knows that.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Pretty sure the emergency hospital bills that can’t be paid back will eat all of the savings…

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Yeah, I’m not sure where the “savings” part comes in – maybe because more people will be dead?

        • Amy!

          Cut subsidies, kill medicaid. Outweighs the tax cuts for the rich.

          Poor people are gonna die, but … eggs, omelettes, like that.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Well, the good news is that it’s mostly going to hurt the rural poor, aka Trump voters. I feel bad for the suckers, because they really believed that some cheap, two bit, con man from NYC was going to make their lives great. Thank God they didn’t vote for that bitch Hillary who spent her whole life trying to make health care affordable.

          • Amy!

            Garsh, shurr! Can you even imagine what would have happened if Donald had lost?

            *imagines*

            *returns to sobbing brokenly and hoping for the meteor, not the elder gods*

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            “Tsunami, please come take me with your warm embrace, and bury me at sea.”

            ~Me, November 9th

      • Paperless Tiger

        Don’t forget the tax cuts. The deficit balloon is on the launch pad.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Closing down more hospitals would solve that problem.

        • Yr. Gma

          This thing is going to be a boon to the funeral industry.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      So, it really comes down to getting Collins, Murkowski, one more Republican, Heitkamp, and Manchin to all vote against this turkey, doesn’t it?

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        The good news is that the “Freedom Caucus” doesn’t want to vote for the bill, because it’s not cruel enough (and also secretly because it will infuriate a lot of the hicks who vote for them). See: Paul, Rand and Sanford, Mark

        • Latverian Diplomat

          If only I good trust those bastards to do the right thing, even for the wrong reasons.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            At first I thought Sanford wasn’t voting for the bill because it was a bad bill. Naturally he proved me wrong, by saying “nope, that bill just isn’t dickish enough.” Grrr…

    • SayItWithOtters

      They’ve just given us a firm figure. 24 million Americans are worth a $337 bil tax cut. That’s barely $14k per person. That’s what these people’s lives are worth to Paul Ryan.

      Seriously, fuck that guy. And the Dems better be working on some pithy math-related statement to clobber them with.

      • Amy!

        That’s fourteen thousand per person per ten years. Less than one thousand five hundred dollars per person per annum.

        • SayItWithOtters

          When you put it like that, it makes rich people sound greedy.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      $3B a year will buy a lot of aircraft carriers.
      Wait – no it won’t.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        We’ll save THIRTY BILLION dollars a year, which should buy us one new jet, that doesn’t fly in bad weather, or near cities, or when it’s dark out. If I remember correctly, Reagan pissed FIVE HUNDRED BILLION dollars away on the Strategic Defense Initiative (missile shield that never worked). It’s a shame we just can’t afford health care. Sad.

        • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

          Oof – engineer did math bad. I should maybe check the work I d id today…

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Well you were right about it being ONE jet per year. So, yay!

  • Mpeg

    I’ve been away 4 days, snow has just been spitting-now-falling here in Richmond, I log in to wonket and find Takei at the top. Can I “thumbs up” this post please? It will be a while before my snark machine warms up~

    *dusts off frost scraper* *roots around for last place saw the snow shovel*

    • Crystalclear12

      Amateur, pfft. Look for the liquor first

      • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

        This frood always knows where his liquor is!

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      I, for one, leave my nice metal spatula in the truck for the winter. It moves to the BBQ soon.

  • Hutch

    Did he make you eat the meatloaf, George?

  • Latverian Diplomat
    • wide_stance_hubby

      Occassional lunch partners notwithstanding.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      “Teach the controversy”……ok, there are some people who don’t think Trump sucks. Your Wonkette lesson for the day.

    • Treg Brown

      Dictator chic. Perfect

    • Anna Rompage

      Yep, the only time we gold plate shit from top to bottom is when we’re poking fun & being ironic…

  • Crystalclear12

    Open thread already! I don’t want to go to open thread!

    • puredog

      I want Becca or Doc or someone to talk about the CBO report. Oh well, tomorrow will be here soon enough, and it’s probably chewy enough that it will take some time to unpack it.

  • Treg Brown

    GOP has a history of not giving a shit about healthcare and US citizens.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3bc4e917e2858a315fc2624cf616e68337e8941b81bb65e5293aab0f0cb5f48.jpg

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Jesus. I hadn’t thought about The Quilt in a very long time. Brings back memories.

      • Yr. Gma

        This. Thanks for reminding us.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Damn, that fucking hurts.

      Full disclosure: I lost my little brother (four years younger than me) to AIDS related pneumonia 30 years ago. He fulfilled some very common gay stereotypes; he had great fashion sense, and I entrusted him (he worked at Nordstrom at the time) to dress me in civilian clothes. He did a great job of it, too. He was a great guy. I miss him dearly.

      My family and I saw the quilt in Portland in 1989. Then we went later that year to a memorial service for another AIDS victim, who knew my brother, and I had met back in ’85, after knowing of him in my college days, as he was president of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon my senior year. Also a great guy, also lost to this disease that Republicans didn’t want to admit existed, until Rock Hudson came down with it, and Nancy forced Ronnie to notice.

      Yes, I’m perpetually pissed at Ronnie for that.

      • Treg Brown

        I saw this, and it made me well up. He was 3 years younger than I am now when he found out.
        I am so sorry about your brother. Thank you for sharing and reminding us.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Uggh…I remember those days quite clearly. I was in NYC and gay men were dropping like flies, and Reagan just ignored it, and shitheads like Anita Bryant cheered the “gay plague.” Fuck dead Reagan, and fuck Anita Bryant (even though she claims to be a more tolerant person these days).

        PS – Sorry about your brother. It’s always hurts more to lose someone at such a young age.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Thanks (and to Treg, too)

          It was rough enough on me and my sister…but my parents were absolutely devastated by it. You never, ever plan on burying your children. Fortunately, we had so many friends who were incredibly supportive of the family in our hour of need. I’ve never forgotten that…no one judged, no one cared about why, the loss alone motivated them to offer support…and I was overwhelmed by that, in a good way.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
  • Cock Blockula

    Is it me, or are the scandals, malfeasance, grifting, ineptitude, and assholery growing exponentially as each day passes? Did I miss anything?

    • Paperless Tiger

      Maybe the arrogant asshole telling us how great America is now.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      …and his popularity went UP this week. He’s now got more people who think favorably of him, than unfavorably.

  • memzilla Ω
    • IOnlyLikeCats

      Why is he on a pipe?

      • clubseal

        Blowing smoke?

      • puredog

        Reference to a specific Magritte painting.

      • memzilla Ω

        A reference to Magritte, The Treachery of Images. This is what happens when you cut funding for Arts in school.

    • Ωbjectifier

      That is not the image of a president either.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “You don’t have fine tea cups like this unless your inertial dampers are the shit.”
    — Captain Sulu

  • Latverian Diplomat

    I’m guessing that the wedding invite was from one of Melania’s gays?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Well, it was tasteful. The gay wedding.

    Too bad we can’t say the same about the decor of Trump Tower. Or Mar-A-Lago.

  • Nockular cavity

    “Tell me more about this ‘taste’ thing that you The Gays have. How do you get it?”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I’d tell you, but you’re gonna want a shower afterwards aren’t you?”

  • shastakoala
  • Anna Rompage

    So, the CBO released their analysis on the GOP healthcare plan…..

    I still cannot stop from laughing… They’re doomed, or perhaps we are if it passes…

    • Juan de Fuca

      “Passing this health care proposal into law would be like trading in your 2008 Chevy Malibu for a beat up ’74 Vega.” – CBO

      That’s how I heard it.

    • SayItWithOtters

      They think they’re such fucking geniuses for this whole “messaging” campaign to discredit the CBO. With no actual plan for when all the things in the report …. actually happen.

      Their base is pretty dumb, but they would actually notice showing up at the hospital and having their Medicaid cards torn up.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Their base will gladly give up health insurance for more tax cuts for the rich. Their leaders keep telling the hicks “Obamacare was going to collapse any way, so they should just blame Obama that we took their health care away.” I think their base is dumb enough to put sticking it to the Muslims and the snowflakes over their own health care…we’ll see.

      • bupkus23

        Yeah, but they’d blame it on libtards…

    • proudgrampa

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………………………..

      We are so freakin’ doomed.

  • Shibusa
    • proudgrampa

      So THAT’s what was wrong with me when I’d call in sick…

      I did not know that…

  • elviouslyqueer

    Dear Head Asshole What Wants To Be In Charge Of These United States:

    As one of “you gays,” I can comfortable say that gold toilets and wall-to-wall chintz is just plain tacky, that coked-out morbidly obese Nazi you’ve got as Chief Strategist is fucking scary and flat out ugly as mortal sin, your Press Secretary is a sniveled drama queen who’s about five seconds away from being involved in a big scandal involving loads of midget monkey porn on all the White House servers, your entire cabinet (or whichever positions you’ve managed to get filled) are a bunch of brain-dead sycophants who couldn’t find their way around a coherent policy that didn’t violate at least four commandments and the Constitution, and that syphilitic anorexic hag you’ve got as your spokesperson is nothing but a clueless waste of protoplasm who looks eerily similar to a mop that just got wigsnatched. Twice.

    So yea, we know a bit more than just how to do shit with good taste. We also don’t tolerate stupid, and we really don’t tarry when it comes to calling out self-absorbed vulgar motherfuckers.

    No love, at all, ever.

    EQ

    • Hutch

      Jeepers, EQ! Don’t hold back!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      PLEASE, sir, I’m highly offended by your statement. Why do you insist on insulting mops? Down with mopism!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        inorite? It’s all mop jeans this, mop jeans that…

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        “First they came for the mops, and I said nothing…. then they came for the floor buffers, and still I said nothing….”

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          When they came for the vacuum, i was like “fine, whatever, I don’t like vacuuming anyway.”

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            And I openly gave them the toilet brushes

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            As they were running out, I threw my tub brushes at them, while screaming “take that you spineless pricks!”

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      I want a cigarette after reading your comment.

      • Isaac Heston

        I’m gonna go have one with a beer. Fucking Jesus!

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        See, I scrolled down to see your time machine is better. Anyways, I’ll have one of those left handed cigarettes, to be inclusive or something.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      Barkeep! Send EQ his favorite, on me!

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      *mic drop*

      • Melindaccarter

        Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dy250c:
        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
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    • Ωbjectifier

      “…loads of midget monkey porn…”
      Midgets doing the pr0n with monkeys, or just really short monkeys doing the pr0n with each other?
      Perhaps I don’t really want to know.

    • Alexander Stallwitz
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      All the internets.

    • ZangoCrudmonger
    • Ilgattomorte

      Dude. That was so gay.

      (So, do you think we can make Appalachia gayer?)

    • SadDemInTex

      I bow down to you, EQ

    • OrdinaryJoe

      DAMN GOOD THING WE DON’T ALLOW COMMENTS HERE.

  • Tallmutha

    24 million without insurance! I wasn’t even supposed to be able to get to 5 million without it! They said “You’ll never get to 5 million.” Then they said 10. Then 15. Then they said “20 million, tops. You’ll absolutely never, no way, get to 24 million.” And we did it! It’s a huge success! Just goes to show you can’t listen to the losers and haters.

    • Tallmutha

      Actually, the number would be a lot higher if it weren’t for the millions who are getting insurance illegally.

      • Ωbjectifier

        OG Kaiser. 15/gm.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      ouch! right on the nose…

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      You do know the federal deficit will be reduced by $337 billion over the next ten years, though, right? How do you expect to be paying for all those shiny new jets and battleships we’ll be buying, because our military is just too small??? I bet you didn’t think of that, did you smarty pants? Why do you hate America and the troops?

    • kaydenpat

      From page 2 of the link below: “In 2026, an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.”

      https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact_0.pdf

    • Treg Brown

      As long as I can get insurance for my microwave, I won’t complain.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Not buying ‘love the gays’. One look at his Tower apartment and no self respecting interior designer could have done this although one get’s a strong whiff of Liberace. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c12ffa73b7c299977015fb3467f4288735deb5ff186ccefde297830fb01cff12.jpg

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Vomit-inducing and not at all surprising.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I love the gays, I just don’t listen to them. I also love smart people, scientists, experts, and people with empathy.”
      — Donald Trump

      • proudgrampa

        So… “I love” is his way of saying, “Can’t hear you!”???

        • Latverian Diplomat

          “My philosophy is live and let live. You go be over there all good taste having, and I’ll be over here, destroying the country.”
          — Donald Trump

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I have seen pictures of the most tasteless, over-the-top castles (most of them are Northern Europe, for reasons I can’t possibly explain or understand) and this is so much worse.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        See my link to the article on “Dictator Chic” below.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          See my link to “glitter vomit.”

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Alright but how were monarchs in Norway more oblivious than the ones in France???

          • Villago Delenda Est

            In the 17th and 18th centuries, the French set the standard for Royal fashion of all types..clothing, furniture, housing. Every monarch/prince/duke/potentate in Europe aped the French and Versailles, to the best of their ability to wildly spend money on gold leafed whatever. Conspicuous consumption for the nobility, even if they had to skimp on something else.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Baroque/Rococo excess. Trump exceeds them all.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Nope, like I said, Northern Europe takes the cake. There was this one bedroom with carvings and it was all red and gold and it had carvings and it was hideous. Absolutely hideous. EDIT: like this, but worse. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b4/b9/4f/b4b94f28e09b5d057c51ed79e3d5a2e1.jpg

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Worse than Trump? Admittedly, I’ve only seen the German excess…wow!

        • Yr. Gma

          This sort of thing offends our more modern sensibilities, but it was the height of fashion hundreds of years ago. Thing is, Donnie, it’s not 1750 now.

    • kaydenpat

      Gawdy and exactly what you’d expect from a Nouveau Riche.

    • Treg Brown

      Saddam Hussein had better taste.

    • Hutch

      Where are the miniature giraffes?!? Not quite up to my Euro Trash standards! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4aac3eb3c8693ee9c96f0fe369a5cdec9c6a2badbe85bcbab985509d2fc5cc08.jpg

      • proudgrampa

        Oh, help me! What movie is that from???

        • Hutch

          Actually, it’s from an old, sarcastic DirectTV ad entitled, “Opulence.”

          • proudgrampa

            Thank you! NOW I remember! You could have driven an old man around the bend with that one! Cheers!

    • Anna Elizabeth

      The fucking Centauri Emperor Cartagia would think this is tacky and overblown.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “Vir, hurry up with that thing of yours!”

        • Anna Elizabeth

          “Viiiiiir, bring me a Beeeeer before Leneeeeeeeeer gets heeeeer.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The only things not gawdawful are the couches.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Maybe, but they are truly tainted. Truly.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      One can so easily imagine this opulent room filled with happy people engaging thoughtful conversation with one another.

      And by that I mean, no one ever sits in it.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I have a cousin who had a girlfriend who was an interior designer, and got photo spreads in some architectural magazines. They create all these fantastic rooms that no one every lives in, because all the designer shit gets taken out once the photo shoot is over.

        • wide_stance_hubby

          Exactly.

    • proudgrampa

      Uh, yeah. That’s pretty gay.

      Just sayin’.

    • Picabo

      Kehlsteinhaus 2.0

    • Ωbjectifier

      “Dude, take it down a notch.”
      – Liberace, prolly.

  • msanthropesmr
  • Anna Elizabeth

    My internet has been out alls day, but I did go to the thrift store again, found a cute top and cuter short-shorts. Size 7 and they fucking *button*, Y’all! :D

    How is Everypony?

    • TJ Barke

      Same shit, different day. Trying to not have a rage induced stroke from the state of the nation.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Yesterday had one less hour of rage, at least.

    • Lord Jim

      Wondering if perhaps we might have forestalled this disaster of a presidency by putting on the brakes at the hunter-gatherer stage. :/

  • kaydenpat

    It could have been much worse. “You gays” is pretty mild coming from Trump.

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      I’d speculate he refers to all groups in this way… I mean, he did refer to an African-American man at his rally as “MY African-American”. I bet it was everything in his power to not refer to him as something worse :(

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    …”You gays do everything with such good taste.”

    Great taste that tastes great!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Less filling! Tastes great!

  • schmannity

    Finally, he found a bigger asshole than Shatner.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      With less realistic hair, even.

  • proudgrampa

    You sure it wasn’t “You guys” and not “You gays?”

    I know, I know.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    GOP talking reducing health ins costs by removing Fed regs so people have more choices. What’s next? Removing rqmts for seat belts and air bags so you can choose to save $1k on the price for your new Chevy?

    • TJ Barke

      Don’t tempt them…

    • SayItWithOtters

      Yes.

    • mackafritz

      More choices of shit to chose from?

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Spam, spam, spam or spam?

        • Lambsendbeds

          “Baked beans are off!” “Can I have spam instead?”

    • Tallmutha
      • SayItWithOtters

        What is “exciting” about picking through insurance plans?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          I have NEVER figured that out, for the life of me. It’s like choosing between three day old stale breads.

  • schmannity

    Trump: Normally, George, we’d feast on Trump Tower Taco Bowls, but in you honor, no one makes better sushi than Trump Tower!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I didn’t think you gays liked tuna rolls.”
      — Donald Trump

      • schmannity

        You favor the eel, if you know what I mean.
        –DJT

      • Anna Elizabeth

        My one ex is a Veterinary Technician. She was telling me once they were all cleansing a lab table and such, chatting, and the woman helping my ex said “God, I really want to eat fish tacos tonight”, my ex just grinned, but *everyone* else busted a gut. Apparently the lady that made the comment was the only employee that didn’t know ex is a Lesbian. XD

  • “And I said, ‘Donald… hold very still. A tribble seems to have taken up residence on top of your head’ Aha ha ha ha ha ha.”

    • Khavrinen

      That’s the Tribble-in-Chief, to you, mister.

    • Hutch

      “Oh, myyyy!”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      If you’re looking for a REAL tribble, check out Rand Paul’s noggin.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Instead of talking about politics, i want to talk about something i enjoy. The return of Samurai Jack! Possibly my all time favorite cartoon of all time, that or Gravity Falls. I urge everyone who enjoys animation to watch it. Its on Hulu, so you can watch the original 4 seasons .

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Samurai Jack was SO good :) I loved the updated style & darker feel. Looking forward to the next episode. Is the whole season available on Hulu? I watched on Toonami.

  • marxalot

    Having been to many a Pride Parade, I must say, it’s possible that only the Gilty Bastard would say that the gays do “everything” with “such good taste.”

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Maybe he’s thinking of Jared?

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        Shh…don’t tell Evan…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      SOME things gays do are in pretty tacky taste, but most of the time it’s on purpose for irony/sarcasm purposes.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Hardly Ideal

      That’s one of the many things that gets me about Trump getting elected. He sounds exactly like a fraudulent used car salesman who rolls back the miles on his 300K+ junkers. Like he couldn’t be more cartoonish if he directed his campaign donations to a Swiss bank.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Schumer now.

    TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.TrumpCare.

    • mackafritz

      TrumpCare!

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Brand Trump’s rump!

        • Isaac Heston

          Gross

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Trump fires the whole CBO and replaces them with onlt the best Trump U alumni scholars.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “As this Excel spreadsheet clearly shows, the number of people losing insurance is only ‘#NUM!’ That’s what it says. Spreadsheets don’t lie.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Lost in Space I loved that show! Did you guys ever get home?”
    — Donald Trump

  • memzilla Ω

    Completely O/T: From Speedy, 1928, Harold Lloyd (with Babe Ruth in a cameo, as well as actual footage of Manhattan traffic in 1928); most likely an actual 1928 New York
    City traffic ticket. That $50 fine they reference? About $625 in 2017 dollars.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d38e0247bcc051f26d053880daa95b5553e8edd6cd7817898c34984edc2e8e3f.png

    • proudgrampa

      Hey! It’s OPEN THREAD!

      THERE IS NO O/T IN OPEN THREAD!

      https://youtu.be/6-ZMO8jhbwg

      • Tallmutha

        No? What do you think it’s called, “Pen Hread”?

        • proudgrampa

          Yeah. I messed that up! Cheers!

  • Lambsendbeds

    Any event Trump thinks is tasteful has to be a clusterfuck. I’m thinking something along the lines of a cross between an explosion at a party supply store and the interior of an 18th century brothel. What kind of self respecting ghey would invite HIM to their wedding? One of those rich Log Cabin Republicans, like the one who hosted a fundraiser for, IFRC, Ted Cruz?

    • Isaac Heston

      Good old Ted. When your toddlers hate you, you’ve reached a new level of asshole.

  • Shibusa
  • sadboy

    Two things – I’d like to know if Takei told Trump about the joys of growing up in an internment camp (he and his family were interred at Manzanar during WWII) and what Trump’s reaction was, and if he actually had his USS Excelsior cup with him when he met Trump, just cuz it would’ve been so cool.

    • doktorzoom

      The cup was from the display at the Japanese American Museum, but I’d imagine Takei has his own ample supply of the things.

  • OrG

    Wow! trump’s right about something.Teh gays DO “do everything with everything with such good taste”.

    • Tallmutha

      Uncloseted ones, anyway.

      • Tallmutha

        Hold on. I just remembered Jim Hoft and that creep who got bounced from Breitbart.

        • OrG

          False flag.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            False fag!

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “My wide stance was impeccable.”
        — Larry Craig

  • A_Changeling

    OT – What are the round lapel pins a lot of Democrats wear?

  • Inner Venom

    They say those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it, but it’s also true that those who do know their history are doomed to watch others repeat it.

  • Anna Rompage

    Under that shitty old ObamaCare rubbish, a 63 year old person making $24,000 yr pays approx $1700 annually for their health insurance. Under the GOP Better Way Plan, their
    insurance premiums could skyrocket to $14,600 annually for the same plan

    • mackafritz

      MAGA!

      • Liberoid Ron

        Clearly the ‘G’ no longer can stand for ‘geriatric.’

    • Tallmutha

      Meh, they don’t have that many years to go anyway.

      • Better for the Social Security and Medicare fund. They don’t live to collect anything.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      This is why we need to raise the retirement age, obviously.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Hey, that leaves them $9,400 to live on! What’s the matter with these GOP pikers? In for a penny, in for a pound of flesh, I say!…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Pay no attention to the numbers! The coverage is going to be great!”

    • proudgrampa

      I get the feeling they’re sending me to the Death Panels…

      • pussygrabber in chief

        They cut the funding for the panels. Now there’s just death.

    • pussygrabber in chief

      But . . . tax credit! All you have to do to get it is buy insurance you can’t afford with money you don’t have. Problem solved!

    • boyblue123

      Its not like they are going to go out and vote in the midterms or anything

    • MeerkatsRMammals

      Wow! I’m sure it’ll be SO easy for the elderly to live on $9400 annually…especially after they take away Medicare/Medicaid/nursing homes :(

      • h4rr4r

        But they were economy anxious, to predict this outcome would have meant listening to debates and pay attention to what was going on during the election!

        • MeerkatsRMammals

          Or, maybe they were taking Trump “literally” & were waiting for the magnificent pivot that never happened…dumbasses!

    • h4rr4r

      I predict there will be many white 63 year old males who may not like the great america they voted for.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “When you said ‘Marriage Equality’ I thought it was about human/alien marriages.”
    — Donald Trump, science friction fan?

    • Inner Venom

      I doubt he’s a science fiction fan. Most forms of sci-fi depict people like him as the antagonist.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I did say science friction.

        • snark-lurker

          ew

          • Latverian Diplomat

            You’re welcome. :-)

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I guess you missed the period after 9/11 when all the wingnuts were insisting that the liberals were Slytherin.

        • Edith Prickly

          WHAAAA?? OMG these people are nuts.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            There was another round of the author is dead when JK Rowling disagreed.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    I saw a beat-ass old rightwing pickup truck this morning, covered with stickers like “Dumb and Dumber” with pictures of Obama and Biden, and “Make a Liberal mad: Work hard, succeed, be happy.”

    Also, inexplicably, very many Trekkie stickers.

    • TJ Barke

      I wonder what it’s like being that divorced from reality…

      • proudgrampa

        That’s not divorced. That’s living in another dimension…

    • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

      A conservative trekkie has got to be as rare as a comforting Stephen King novel.

      • proudgrampa

        That’s gotta be like a “funny Republican.” It doesn’t exist…

        • Isaac Heston

          Well, I did see Dennis Miller trying to kill himself on O’Reilly the other day.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            Thanks for taking one for the team…

          • proudgrampa

            Now, THAT’S FUNNY!

      • TJ Barke

        Well, engineers are often “conservative” and engineers are often trekkies, so it’s not that crazy. But still…

        • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

          Hmmm. Of the 3 engineers in my life only one (Mr. of Goats) is into Star Trek. And he is the only liberal of the bunch. I do admit that is not a significant sample size.

      • Isaac Heston

        Can I tell you about a site called Free Republic?

        • TJ Barke

          Please don’t.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Warning against is a king of telling about?

          • proudgrampa

            “Can I give you my testimony?”

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Conservative Trekkie’s are the one’s who like “Omega Glory” and think “A Private Little War” got Vietnam exactly right.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Clearly you have never visited the Forums on Star Trek Online. It’s like Breitbart without the charm. During the Iconian War storyline, you team up with Klingon Intelligence, and two of the officers are bonded Lesbians.

        I thought the Forums were going to literally explode. I haven’t even looked at them since.

        • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

          Yikes. Well, yet another set of blinders has come off. Sigh.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I was shocked and saddened as well. A perfect example of totally missing the point of Trek.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          In fairness, Forums are a magnet for the assholes in any community.

          But yeah, one of the disappointments of the last few years has been finding out how many nerds are jerks. Thanks, Internet

          • Anna Elizabeth

            True, and even more true.

          • Oddly, the Star Wars Battlefront forums seem decidedly non-jerkish.

            Which is weird, considering to be considered a SW fan on the internet you’re generally supposed to hate literally everything about it and everyone who worked on it…

            Also, to hate everyone other viewer too.

      • A conservative trekkie is definitely illogical.

    • OrG

      The Enterprise DOES have some bitchin’ weapons.

    • clubseal

      One of my favorite (for making fun) trucks in these parts is one with a giant “Jane Fonda: Traitor Bitch” decal. The person has gone through the trouble of putting a new one on each new vehicle he buys.

      • OrG

        He hates exercise videos?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Odds are good that he’s not a ‘Nam combat vet. Most of them just don’t fuckin’ care about Jane.

        • clubseal

          I forgive her for everything because of Barbarella. Then again, I saw it as a teen in the early 2000s, so …

    • Liberoid Ron

      I discovered back in the 90s that an awful lot of SF fans across the genre are RWNJs. Which is one reason I don’t go to cons any more.

      • Hardly Ideal

        The one that’s kinda staggered me is how many friends who were into anime back in high school grew into MRA dweebs.
        “Oh hey, Brad liked that dumb Macross thing I shared. What’s he been up to?”

        “…huh, okay. He’s terrible now!”

    • Juan de Fuca

      Probably wouldn’t have seen any of that nonsense on a car with Star Wars stickers.

      *But that’s none of my business.*

    • Edith Prickly

      Happiness is not a quality I associate with wingnuts – they seem to exist in a perpetual funk of spitefulness, resentment and paranoia.

    • h4rr4r

      Notice how those folks never seem to be successful people, yet all those ebil coastal leftist elites seem to sure be?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Oddly enough, this was in California. Definitely not on the coast, but still, blue enough.

        Poor deluded bastard probably couldn’t even afford to make Starbucks call out Trump’s name on his protest mocha.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Right wing Trekkies are the most stupid people on this planet. They never noticed all that UN/Socialist stuff in TOS, let alone TNG and all the rest.

      • OrG

        Perhaps they view it as a dystopian future to be avoided.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I keep seeing this ad on TV in South Carolina for Trumpcare. They’re trying to pressure Mark Sanford in to voting for Trumpcare. Sanford doesn’t want to vote for Trumpcare because he prefers NoCare.

    My favorite line “More choices, for less.” Well, there is some truth to that – you’ll have the choice of not having health coverage, and that will cost you less money.

    • OrG

      Until you get sick.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      The “for less” part doesn’t concern you, peon…….it’s for the big people…

    • bupkus23

      We received a ( cheap ) mailer urging us to contact our Senator, Florida’s Bill Nelson, to vote to repeal Obamacare – it wasn’t really advocating Trumpcare, but in the one-page ( both sides ), there were enough lies about the “promises” made for Obamacare, that I just had to look up the org that spent money on that crap…

      “One Nation” ( actually, One Nation America, but the full name wasn’t used on the mailer ), the hybrid PAC started by Karl Rove. ‘Mazed to see he’s still ratfucking….

  • aktlib101

    Oh, look, the Chinese have caught some of that contagious “Muslimitis”, probably from intimate contact with the Orange Shitler. They want “people’s war”. Duterte is also asking them for help. What is scarier: a ghey or a muslim? A gay muslim?
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/chinese-officials-call-for-peoples-war-against-islamic-state/

    • TJ Barke

      Well, the Chinese (government anyway) aren’t big fans of any religions.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Especially if it can tie into regional separatism as in Xinjiang or Tibet

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Which is the deal with Muslims in China. Xinjiang.

      • aktlib101

        Heh, neither is Putin. But he has used the Russian Orthodox Church to perfection, to make himself the yuugest God lover and brainwash the people. Nobody does it like Pootin

      • hendenburg2

        Well, they’ve been having their own problems with homegrown-terrorists-who-call-themselves-muslims in the Uighur region (close to central Asia).

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Damn Greta’s talking on my teevee now.

    *looks frantically for remote*

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      the turtleneck makes her look like someone from those double chin remover commercials.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Carl Sagan could rock a turtleneck.

      • Hardly Ideal

        “I cannot believe we have a pill for thi- wait, yes I can. Son of a fuck.”

    • Suse

      She’s unwatchable.

      • proudgrampa

        Totally.

  • Liberoid Ron

    24 million American citizens without any health care, again.

    What a beautiful picture!

    • proudgrampa

      What a beautiful mess:

      https://youtu.be/zh1ajZ9_j28

    • boyblue123

      Its the death panels the republicans were always talking about

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I keep posting this, too: it’s not just the 24 million without health care. All the rest of us need provisions in the ACA, too: no denials for pre-existing conditions that can be randomly defined; no post-surgery denials of payment; preventative care, and FUCKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE or ADDICTION CARE, and being able to cover our kids til age 26. Our beautiful 22 year old son has mental health and substance abuse issues (that blossomed from the mental health issues) and the ACA has been a fucking godsend, a life saver, seriously, literally, it has saved his life and ours. My brother, who also has mental issues and can’t hold a job, has been able to get the eye surgery and treatment for a blood clot in his leg through Medicaid here in CA. I am sickened at what faces us, wake up with dread in my stomach every single day. We all will lose, all of us, all 250 million of us who get insurance through our employers or simply not on the exchanges. .

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    You gays are officially in charge of tasteful decorating at the Concentration Camps for Libturds What Hate AmeriKKKa and Deserve to Suffer and Die Here.

    • proudgrampa

      I hope that they display exceptionally Good Taste.

    • Hutch

      You are fluent in wingnutese!

    • Anna Rompage

      I hope we have electricity, as a few splashes of holiday lights, as well as a disco ball are a necessity!

      • Hutch

        Because the girls in Bisbee deserve a little glamour.

      • notaten

        Karaoke machine.

      • tapp_my_wire,please

        I’m gonna need a reading light for going over my Alinsky and Marx readings.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Those holiday lights are definitely going to be blue and white, though, considering who will mostly be there.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hugo Boss FTW!

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Counterpoint: Karl Rove/Ken Mehlman curated, as the kids say, the Bush administration.

  • snark-lurker

    IMHO gays donut yet have dress/home-decore 100% cornered

  • Painter of Swedish Tragedies

    #TrumpCare will mean a school teacher pays more for their health care so that a hedge fund manager can get 6-figure tax break #TrumpCareFail— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) March 13, 2017

  • Anna Rompage

    NOT SAFE FOR WORK! DO NOT OPEN IF EASILY OFFENDED!

    Some of us are actually not all that great with interior design…

    Horrifying Gay Amateur Interiors
    http://www.luriddigs.com/

    • Anna Elizabeth

      “My God….it’s full of hair…”

      XD BWA-hahahaha

    • Moebym the Persistent Returner

      Including that of a certain short-fingered vulgarian (on the second page).

    • Edith Prickly

      OH MYYYYY…..that was eye-opening

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Can’t you get their membership cards revoked for that?

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      Blocked by work watchdog. Must be bad if I can read these unallowed comments, but can’t see interior design.

  • Moebym the Persistent Returner

    I’m actually listening to classical music to de-stress. That’s how stressed I am.

    Pau Casals on cello.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqhR37qSUMA

    • Picabo

      From “Master and Commander.” Enjoy!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l78VNe_dhAM

    • McMema6

      I was fortunate enough to take my FIL to see Yo-Yo Ma perform this at “The
      Schnitz” in Portland. It was so stunning to see that usually filled stage with one chair on it. He came out and just owned us all. My cello teacher was able to go backstage and get some pictures (they were buds). Thanks so much for sharing this. It’s so soothing and helped me relive a nice memory.

      • Moebym the Persistent Returner

        What a treat it must’ve been to see Yo-Yo Ma live.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted
      • marxalot

        I tell people that his is really the definitive recording of 4′ 33.”

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          The little moaning noises he makes add that “je ne said quoi”

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • Treg Brown

      Hi there. I’m Treg…

      • pussygrabber in chief

        Away with you! I already called dibs.

        • Treg Brown

          No worries. I have no game. At all!

          • BadKitty904

            But you’re 8′ 10″, so you could always frighten guys into a date.

          • Treg Brown

            Frightened dates have…performance issues.

          • BadKitty904

            Hmm. Point taken.

          • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

            Did somebody say 8′ 10″?

          • BadKitty904

            Our Treg has snow mantling his summit.

          • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

            Ooooh . . . sounds like climbey thing in my future . . .

          • BadKitty904

            Bring your alpenstock…

      • BadKitty904

        Nice dog you’ve got there. Does he come here often?

        • Treg Brown

          *writes that down for later*

          • BadKitty904

            Smoove, son…

    • BadKitty904

      Oh. Yes. There’s a dog or something there.

      • MeerkatsRMammals

        You saw a dog? I couldn’t get past the million dollar smile…and tattoos ;)

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I must be the only chick that doesn’t care for Firefighters.

        • Hutch

          Perfect. More for the rest of us.

        • Markuserektus

          They’re the warrior class…

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        Supposedly, it must be a puzzle, like Where’s Waldo.

    • tapp_my_wire,please
      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        I have died. I am in the beyond.

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        I’d keep an eye on no. 2 doggie, just saying.

    • Hutch

      Wow! *wolf whistle* “Hey, baby, I LIKE your dog!”

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        Yes, that is some puppy.

  • Bitter Scribe

    I’ll bet Trump thinks gays are as good at planning weddings as Jews are at counting money.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Well, that should give you some idea of his taste, since this is how his GBF (the one who didn’t survive his personal Vietnam) lived, like Grey Gardens with carnival prizes.

      His life was spent in a cocoon of filth and disrepair. “The expression used to describe Roy’s abodes time and time again was ‘shit house,’ ” writes von Hoffman. His bedroom was decorated with frogs: frog drawings, frog paintings, frog decals, frog patterns on sheets, on nightshirts, on wallpaper, froggies everywhere; it was a room “bulging with stuffed animals, in this enormous turn-of-the-century townhouse, the plaster cracking, the paint all but gone from the walls, leaks squirting, and drafts finding their way through the ill-attended cracks.”

      His table manners were notoriously foul. He would eat from other people’s plates, using his fingers, dipping his fingers into their gravy. He craved sweets but feared getting fat, so, as one boyfriend recalled, “In these fancy restaurants he’d order the yummy desserts, eat them and then spit them out into a napkin.”

      • Bitter Scribe

        So Roy Cohn was a self-hating Jew as well as a self-hating gay. Not surprising.

        As P.J. O’Rourke said (probably without having Cohn in mind): “Self-loathing is one of those intuitive leaps that is almost always correct.”

    • Kiri the Paid Protestor

      Yeah, we’re fucking fantastic at hairdressing and floristry, too.

      • sw19bunnies

        And those cakes we like.

  • Treg Brown
  • BadKitty904

    George Takei is a credit to his peoples.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      you mean the hue mons?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The hue mons are a wonderful people…but take away their creature comforts, and they turn into Klingons just.like.that.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Damn right, Baby. Don’t f’ with the Starfleet!

          • Jeffocaster in the desert

            or da Jesus.

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          you mean like houses, decent health care, lattes, rewarding decent jobs, cappuccinos, cigarettes and coal mine jobs?

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Is it me, or did I hear my microwave speaking in Russian?

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      That popcorn smells suspiciously like borscht to me

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Eees time to defrrrost babby.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Was it wearing an impressively good wig?

      BTW, The Americans for season 5 and as awesome as ever.

      • SayItWithOtters

        Poor Hans.

      • tomamitai

        Did they really have to show the digging in real time? A short montage would have sufficed.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          It wasn’t real time. That amount of digging takes hours. I thought it was an interesting choice, though I wouldn’t do something like that every week. :-)

  • aktlib101

    Heh, now that’s how you defend your position: “Sean Spicer denies wiretapping means wiretapping: ‘The president said very clearly wiretapping in quotes’”. Just … perfect.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/sean-spicer-denies-wiretapping-means-wiretapping-the-president-said-very-clearly-wiretapping-in-quotes/

    • Anna Rompage

      Wiretapping means your microwave is taking pictures of you while listening in to your conversations….

      And your sex toys… I’m not even going to get into what they’re sending back to the CIA…

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        STDs?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Doesn’t water-based lube interfere with WiFi signals?

        • tomamitai

          Just googled “wifi dildo” and, of course, they’ve got ’em! Damn, should have done that in a private browser session, I can only imagine what sort of ads I’m going to be seeing for the next few days!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD LOL

          • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

            It’s amazing how the words “wifi dildo” will just leap out at you as you’re scrolling.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          ask Jill Stein

    • Tallmutha

      Also, he added an extra p to “tap.” If he’d meant wiretapping, he would have said wiretapping, not wiretappping.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I think he just doesn’t entirely understand how cut/paste works.

    • SayItWithOtters

      Cheetoh always tells the truth, except for when he’s “joking,” except he’s pathologically unfunny so …. it’s a mystery.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      HALP! EYES ARE ROLLING TO TORTUGA!

  • marxalot

    I think my weekend sleep schedule (adapted mostly from the 2-4-6-8 schedule that got me through grad school) insulated me from the worst of the time switch, but man. Every since I moved here, every day around OT time, I really want a smoke.

  • boyblue123

    Drumpf needs to tweet something batish crazy ASAP to take the attention off the republican’s disaster health care plan

    • SayItWithOtters

      That was KAC’s job today, but it was just too much cringe-comedy for the media to engage with.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      It’s too early. The meds don’t kick in until ~ 3am.

      • tomamitai

        Don’t you mean wear off?

  • Anna Elizabeth
    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Is that a picture of a schizophrenic ship captain that hears voices in his microwave? And wins the Nobel Prize?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        After he beats the crap out of some crime suspects, yes.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      You didn’t go with Paull Bettany for that one? I hear he’s a Vision.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD Bettany is too purty for me.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Is this guy the lesser of two weevils?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        He that would pun would pick a pocket! :)

        I adore this movie. Mom and I would watch it together, once a month. I think she was crushin’ on Lucky Jack. :)

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          The book series is sooooo much better…

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I’ve read the very first one. I’m hoping to get back at them as life calms down a bit.

          • doktorzoom

            Read almost all of them, and like the good doctor, still haven’t the slightest idea what the weather-gage is.

          • UnsaltedSinner

            Barometer?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I thought it was like a weathervane?

            Anyway, I’m looking forwards to getting back to them. The only problem is that they will make me want to buy miniatures to play Age of Sail wargames with.

          • BadKitty904

            Light-years beyond better…

    • Picabo

      Master and Commander gunnery practice.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goW9yUUvhb0

      • Anna Elizabeth

        “Do you want that Raggedy-arsed Napoleon to be your King?”

        • Picabo

          NO!

        • Jeffocaster in the desert

          yes, if he brings pastry and brandy.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          “Imagine your loved ones conquered by Napoleon and forced to live under French rule. Do you want them to eat that rich food and those heavy sauces? Do you want them to have souffle every meal and croissants?”

          • Anna Elizabeth

            “No Sair! We’d rather have spotted Dick and Toad-in-the-Hole!”

      • BadKitty904

        I own all 20 of these books and read the entire series once a year. They are, beyond any doubt of mine, the finest, funniest historical fiction ever written. “Brilliant” only begins to describe them…

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • doktorzoom

      Jack, you have debauched my sloth!

      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD I’m planning on getting back to the books soonish. I adored Forester’s “Horatio Hornblower” novels.

      • BadKitty904

        HA!

        So, tell us, Dok, why is the shortest watch aboard ship called the “dog-watch”? ;0)

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        deleted because I didn’t read far enough downthread

    • As Jane Austen observed naval men are too interested in discussing Rears and Vices

      • Anna Elizabeth

        That’s why I like them, Admiral. The Rear is my major Vice. XD

  • SayItWithOtters

    More shade from the gang at Politico: “Price also faulted the CBO for reviewing only part of the replacement plan — Republicans have painted their health care overhaul as a three-part plan that begins with the bill currently advancing through the House. The CBO’s job, however, is to analyze the legislation that was introduced, not including rhetoric from the White House and GOP leaders about additional phases that may or may not happen.”

    LOL. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/price-trump-obamacare-uninsured-cbo-236008

    • Villago Delenda Est

      There are many things I would have done with Price. Very few of which would pass Dok’s banhammer muster.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      when all else fails, play the tort reform card.

    • puredog

      That is excellent.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Yes, that does seem more like the price range most of her dad’s voters operate in.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bf32e844d80938f80e6fdce5865e50274f378d4a6bf88db990ded0648af8c03.png

    • Villago Delenda Est

      So, desperately hoping to make it up with volume?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        The large number of rubes with limited funds is her new target demographic.

    • SayItWithOtters

      I would LOVE to see her forced to spend a day with rural female Trump voters. Ideally if someone could get footage of her screaming hysterically as she scrubbed her hands in bleach after.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Cracker Jack rings?

    • boyblue123

      Just sell Drumpf brand mood rings for $50. The rubes will love em. They are relatively cheap to buy and probably cost under a dollar to make

      • sw19bunnies

        I was going to ask how the Trumps were going to maintain their 1000% mark-up with this.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “My mood ring seems to be stuck on blind rage.”
        — A Trumpkin

        • boyblue123

          hahaha

        • msanthropesmr
        • Lance Thrustwell

          oddly enough, so are those of his opposition.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Well, maybe not “blind” rage in that case.

        • notaten

          True story- after my Mom died I found my old mood ring from the 1970’s, this was during the Clinton administration, so it mostly stayed a pleasing light blue, violet or yellow. During the Bush years it stayed a dark black or violent red the whole time. I thought it was broken, because old and worn out. On January 20th 2009 it turned a cheerful blue and stayed that color until I lost it in the snow during the deep freeze in 2011.

    • So she’ll just be repurposing the unsold stock

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      pfft. probably the same fucking items, just priced closer to actual value.

  • Anna Elizabeth
    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Before he was a schizophrenic doctor trying to chase down a mummy and scientology daddy?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Using a sturdy longbow of Yew, I believe.

  • NotReallyHere

    Well, this article was in my local paper with some helpful quotes from Paul Ryan.

    “It’s up to people,” he said. “Here’s the premise of your question. Are you going to stop mandating people buy health insurance? People are going to do what they want to do with their lives because we believe in individual freedom in this country.”

    and

    “It’s not our job to make people do something that they don’t want to do,” Ryan said. “It is our job to have a system where people can get universal access to affordable coverage if they choose to do so or not. That’s what we’re going to be accomplishing.”

    and

    “The one thing I’m certain will happen is CBO will say, ‘Well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage.’ You know why? Because this isn’t a government mandate,” Ryan said.

    So, now it all makes sense! If less people are getting covered under Ryan/Trump/RepubliCare it’s not because they can’t afford insurance. It’s because they’re *choosing* to not buy insurance… because they really and truly do not want any health insurance.

    Stop making everyone buy things they don’t want!!1!!! /s

    • aktlib101

      Americans are so lucky. Allegedly, the best healthcare system in the world, and everyone is free to buy it if they want. Not like those communist Ikea lovers.

      • NotReallyHere

        Oh no! Not pinko furniture!

      • Crystalclear12

        Best healthcare in world – like new – never been removed from the box
        Too expensive to use.

      • msanthropesmr

        Aktually – crap health care outcomes. Even for the very rich. Useless tests. No longer lifespans. Our health care system is broken.

    • tomamitai

      Is he going to change the laws so we don’t have to pay for bombs and guns anymore if we don’t want to? How about the death penalty, can we choose not to pay for that, also too?

      • sw19bunnies

        Careful buddy – that’s libertarian talk!

    • OneYieldRegular

      The irresponsibility of Ryan’s statements is breathtaking.

      Try telling an Alzheimer’s patient that having health care coverage is really, you know, just her choice.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      And they won’t “decide” not to buy insurance because it’s no longer affordable, it’ll be because they really want their iPhone. Gotcha.

      • NotReallyHere

        Of course! It’s because they really want to buy 27 iPhones every year instead of health insurance. Isn’t it nice of the republicans to point out how Americans are wasting all that money on 27 iPhones each year? They’re helping us be so much more responsible. Gee, I feel better now.

        • puredog

          Better AND personally responsible.

    • notaten

      This whole argument is so stupid. When these poor people show up at the ER because they can’t afford their metformin and now they’re in an insulin crisis, I wish Paul Ryan could get the bill for that. I hope he (dies a natural death, slowly, and all alone) with as many hard votes as we can muster.

      • NotReallyHere

        I love the idea of everyone sending Paul Ryan their bills. Do you think it’s possible for him to learn from such an experience?

        • notaten

          I don’t know if learning is something he and his ilk are capable of doing. They do not care.

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

    Guys, I wore my brand new Wonkette T-shirt at the gym today! I went in workout clothes and changed into my spanking new T-shirt after showering. You will all be thrilled to hear that since I am a Fat, even though I got an XL, the word “Wonkette” became WWWOOOONNNKKKEETTTTEEEE” as it spread hugely over my capacious bosom.

    • sw19bunnies

      Yep, same thing happens to my penis tattoo.

      • marxalot

        You got “wwwwwwoooooooonnnnnnnnnkkkkkkeeeettttteeeee” tattoo’d on your penis? How did it ever fit?

        • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

          pr0n, I’m guessing

          • puredog

            Wendy? Is that you?

        • sw19bunnies

          Extra large font.

          Heyooo!!!!!

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Actually laughed out loud over my keyboard

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Mmm, capacious bosom.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Heaving?

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Not, just WOWF (working out while fat)

  • Nick Scroggs
    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Bitter Scribe

      This is making me cry, because I have (had) a CD of Rossini overtures, and I can’t fucking find it.

      To me Rossini is the pepperoni pizza of classical music: terrible for you and utterly delicious and irresistible. It’s instructive that his contemporary Beethoven, who was resentful (jealous?) of Rossini’s greater success, once declared that Rossini should be spanked.

      • Nick Scroggs

        How the hell is Rossini “bad for you”? Seriously.

        • Bitter Scribe

          It’s hard for me to articulate, because I’m not all that musically sophisticated myself. But I’m ambivalent about him because IMO, his stuff is crowd-pleasing and not very profound. He goes for the cheap earworm. You just never find any of the subtlety in his music that you do in Beethoven or Mozart. There’s a reason he was the go-to classical composer for soundtracks to Warner Bros. and other cartoons.

          OTOH, he’s so much fun to listen to, and you can’t always marinate yourself in profundity.

          • Nick Scroggs

            Um, okay.

          • Nick Scroggs

            Never really categorized classical composers like that, I’ve always just known them as classical music great all around.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • proudgrampa
    • Villago Delenda Est
  • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

    I can’t do words today because someone stole an hour of my sleep and I think I’m borked.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      So just post silly and / or sexy pics. Or music videos. Or whatever.

    • Anna Rompage

      That was me Sat night…

      I ate some edibles, and subsequently lost the ability to walk & talk…

      • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

        But that sounds potentially fun. Maybe?

        • Anna Rompage

          It was a bit much, next time I will cut the dose from 10mg down to 5 or 6 and see how it goes…

          • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

            Ha!, ok well I’m quite tall and let’s say zaftig so that’s part of it, but I wouldn’t even register 10mg. Miiiight be time for a break to get the old tolerance down.

            Ok, but at least it was Saturday and I presume you were not expected to do anything productive so still. Good job, ha.

          • Anna Rompage

            I’m 6’2″, 195 lbs, and ate the goodie right after finishing a big dinner…

            I bought a 50mg gummy treat and cut it into 5 pieces, all three us us who ate it ended up going to bed way early and did not have such a great time…

          • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

            Dang! Well good treat then. Also high five, fellow tall person! I am also 6’2″.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            10mg did that to you?

          • Anna Rompage

            Me and the two other people I was hanging with…

            It kind of shocked me, and now understand why THC itself is regulated so heavily. I don;t think I was ever that fucked up while on 10mg of morphine…

          • puredog

            Neighbor gave me a bunch of home-grown bud recently. Didn’t like it to smoke, so I thought I’d make some brownies. Made brownies. For whatever reason, I wasn’t thinking about dosage, so I just cut myself a normal-sized brownie and ate it. Big mistake. Subsequent experimentation showed that about one-sixth of that would have been wiser. (And that was about 5 mg.)

    • Picabo

      “We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
      Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”
      ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

      • Hutch

        Hhoh, man! The good old days!

      • Ωbjectifier

        “The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. Probably at the next gas station.”

    • Alan

      Today is national napping day.

  • Resistance Fighter MausFeet
  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    I think I figured it out. Putin is going to get the Russian Parliament (funkadelic) to create a health care plan where by Americans get a ticket to tour Russia while visiting a doctor there. And a quart of vodka from the Chernobyl Distillery. The deductibles are low, but the community service in Siberia is a bitch………..

    • Anna Rompage

      I know a few folks who have actually traveled to Mexico & Thailand to get medical procedures done…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Upvote for the Функаделик pun.

  • Apple Scruff
    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      “What the FUCK! Why does this popcorn taste like overheated makeup and lies!?!?”

  • proudgrampa

    Keith has a word or two for you:

    https://youtu.be/xTVM8MKSrI4

    • Hutch

      Psalm 109. One long curse. I’m lookin’ at you, Trump, Chaffetz, Ryan, and anyone who votes for this abomination.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Go to hell, Trump.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The general welfare.

      It’s there, it’s in the Constitution.

      • Alan

        Haha, you’re supposed to ignore that part.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        PROMOTE the general welfare.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • cheetojeebus

      Fuck, that’s cute.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Say, is that Schroedinger’s cat?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Yes and no.

      • Picabo

        Looks like Heisenberg’s dog.

        • Husband Of Mrs God

          And science advances. Yay.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        the most absurd thing about that theory is the idea that a cat would so much as cease to wash its paw to conform to the physicist’s gaze.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “And I………
      …..willl always love you…….”

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I’m surprised the puppy’s tail didn’t break the glass. Aaaaaawwwwww…..

      • janecita

        He is so happy!

      • Hutch

        He’s Schmoochie McFrenchkiss!

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Mr. President, that was close. we need a taller wall.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      That was too cute by infinity.

    • Alan

      Everybody needs somebody.

    • pussygrabber in chief

      I’m not crying! *You’re* crying!

  • Husband Of Mrs God

    Both Eugene Hutz and Frank Zappa criticize vanilla culture – Plastic People and American Wedding among many examples. Are they kindred spirits? Any thoughts?
    Nothing of substance comes up on Google. Even in this interview where Hutz fondly mentions Zappa, it’s all about moustaches:
    http://gogolbordellofan.blogspot.com/2007/09/short-interview-with-eugene-hutz.html

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • cheetojeebus

    I keep coming back to this.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fM2qhG8mA4

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      One of my Likes on Pandora, and love to see these two perform.
      Thanks!

      • cheetojeebus

        the original is not to shabby either. Just got the Son House Scorsese compilation. good stuff.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Open-string tuning….

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Thanks. I created a playlist with this song as the starting point. Good stuff.

  • aktlib101

    Since we are now returning freedomz to the people, I propose we make car insurance optional, only people who want or need it should buy it. It’s not the government biz to force us what to do. We should be free of tyranny.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      And we should keep those FDA and USDA meddlers from nosing around our ground beef.

      • aktlib101

        Word !

      • OrG

        Free Market!

        • tapp_my_wire,please

          e pluribus e coli

      • sw19bunnies

        Long Pork!

    • sw19bunnies

      And we should be allowed to employ any foreigners who are willing to work for a dollar an hour less than a legal citizen. Market forces!

    • OrG

      Make crack legal! Yay!

      • sw19bunnies

        Or at least break up the CIA monopoly!

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      ^x10^3!
      If you can’t afford the occasional accident and at least one personal injury lawsuit, you have no business behind the wheel.
      I have a cousin with some plan costing $2k/month and $13k deductible (?!!) His gripe is the network is too small!

      • aktlib101

        What a great insurance deal, let free market reign

        • sw19bunnies

          My first annual quote for a motorbike in Canada was twice the value of the actual bike.
          Luckily I managed to get a chunk of my UK no claims bonus transferred over, after a bit of paperwork.
          Still very hefty, compared to my UK bill. I don’t know about the US, as Canadian insurance covers south of the border, or I just rent down there for road trips (usually get the basic as opposed to the VIP, tho because that shit is expensive)

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            There are variables, as actuaries calculate. Your age. Your driving record. How many miles you drive each year. The level of coverage. The age of your vehicle. Where you live exactly – where the car will be housed?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Your cousin must be a really sucky driver. Has he considered hiring a driver?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “And you should be allowed to drive with whatever blood alcohol works for you!”
      — Steve Bannon

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Gary Busey and I think you should too, Steve.

      • OrG

        Down with tranny. Don’t terd on me!

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      The police and firefighters should only come if you pay them, promptly and immediately…and you should be able to choose alternative police and justice systems…

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Alright, I am so close to finishing this study permit application. All I need is my sister to get me somebody’s tax information so I can see if I qualify for a subsidized loan.

  • i’mjustaskingthequestion

    And god bless (full disclosure, I’m an atheist. But I still employ religious symbolism when it suits my needs. To all whom this offends…nyah nyah!!) George Takei. Pure, distilled class. Eloquent, refined, smart. He has leveraged his celebrity in the best ways. I really like that guy.

  • Notreelyhelping

    Whew. I was walking past an old hotel, and there was a guy on the sidewalk next to the hotel’s steam vent. I just figured he was trying to get warm. It was raining hard.

    But when came up next to him, I saw he was in medical distress. Years ago, I had some emergency training, but I’d forgotten most it, and I didn’t have any protective gloves. So I called the hotel, told them, and they promised they’d call emergency ASAP.

    But I didn’t stay with him. I was going to go back, but my bus arrived as I came around the corner. I guess I did a right thing–other people were stepping over him–but I feel bad that I didn’t stay. You always wonder how you’ll act in an emergency. I guess I did better than some, but not the best I could do.

    I heard sirens as we left. I hope he made it. Sometimes things get heavy in the big city. Damn.

    Here’s the dick joke: I feel like a dick.

    • sw19bunnies

      At least you did something, unlike others. Don’t ever feel guilty that you didn’t do “enough”.

    • Treg Brown

      You asked for help. That started the ball.

    • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

      You did good. It’s ok. At least someone called for help.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      You could have stepped over him too. You didn’t. You called for help. :)

    • Picabo

      “In case there is a loss in cabin pressure, yellow oxygen masks will deploy from the ceiling compartment located above you…..Please make sure to secure your own mask before assisting others”. You did the right thing.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Last week, I gave a ride to a rather distressed young lady who asked me for help. It has really hot, end of a long day, rush-hour traffic, and in the opposite direction I was going. I was hot, tired, and filthy. She was mentally challenged, extremely overweight, and looked like she was about to pass out from heat exhaustion. Turns out she lived in a group home and was out on a day pass, but had missed her bus connection, and needed to get back there. She was so pleasant…also very vulnerable. She asked me if I was going to spend Easter with family, and was hoping she could get another pass to see her mother on that day. Even though I helped her out, I was initially grumbly about it, wanting to write her off as just another homeless lost cause. I felt like shit about thinking that way, but I also got taught a good lesson in not being a judgmental asshole.

      You did a good thing…don’t be too hard on yourself.

    • i’mjustaskingthequestion

      I get what you are feeling. I am a nurse. I would do pretty much anything for my patients. I don’t get anywhere near their fluids. Helping a single individual isn’t my only job. Like you, I take it to the limit. But there are lines that should not be crossed. Gotta protect yourself. That just is what it is.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Well, you did the right thing in two ways. You called for help, and you didn’t get in the way of the experts. Don’t feel like a dick. You did a good deed today.

    • marxalot

      I was on my way to work one morning, and right in front of my building there was a guy having a seizure at te bus stop. Obviously homeless, no one with him. One frantic looking commuter standing there with his briefcase on wheels- didn’t have his phone, didn’t know what to do.I called 911. I was late for work. It was weird talking to the dispatcher, and then the EMTs. He was coming out of it as they got him into the bus, though.
      That was the first actual call I had ever made with that (smart)phone.
      Weird days.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Thank you, guys. You’re gracious, gallant folks. Don’t let it go to your heads.

      Hell, I can’t even snark properly. I followed up with the cops and fire & rescue, and no one got a call. The front desk at the hotel didn’t know either, but I suspect someone from the hotel went and checked the guy out and got him going. (Cops or fire would have definitely been there if he’d died.) The fire bureau people (who are sooooo freakin’ awesome) said it happens quite frequently, and the street people often decline medical help.

      I saw some shit as a reporter–car accidents, bleeding, crime scenes, etc.–but you’re there as an observer. It’s different if you have to act.

      Anyway, I assume the guy made it. (He had that freaky gray color, which is why I couldn’t just keep walking.) Now, as a macho, jaded, former pro-fessional journalist, I’m going to go sit in the dark and cry a while.

      Jesus. It’s only Monday.

  • Inner Venom

    Rant of the day:
    You know, thinking about Steve King and what he says literally makes me want to punch a wall. During WW1 and WW2 there are African-Americans that fought and died for the United States and Indians who fought and died for Britain only to be treated with contempt by the people in their own country and have constantly had to prove their loyalty. And yet, the alt right idolizes white people like Ted Nugent, who literally crapped his pants to avoid serving his country (seriously he neglected his own hygiene) and acts like they’re the only true Americans. I know it’s not something that should surprise us at this point, but still, it’s enough to legitimately anger me. And I say that as a white Italian guy.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      The amazing part to me is the number of people who seem to think Trump’s election has permanently made it OK to say shit like this.

      Umm, no. And after Trump gets shitcanned in 2020, your bullshit hate speech is still on record, asshole.

      • HazooToo

        They think we’re going to stay in this fucked up universe. They think they can actually change things for the worse, and people will let them keep it that way.

      • RobKanC

        So you are saying we cannot go back to the 50’s. But I was promised that.

        • Inner Venom

          The funny thing about wingnuts idolizing the 50s is that America was the only country that could be very productive at that time ONLY BECAUSE of the rest of the world being ravaged by the after effects of colonialism or WW2.

          • marxalot

            Or both!

          • RobKanC

            but back then you can call a N***r a N***r and they won’t fight back. God, the RWNJ’s miss those mythical times.

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        They are the people who have been bellyaching about “political correctness” ever since it became not OK. They consider it a norm and their right.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          This is beyond that. They really feel empowered now.

        • Inner Venom

          For the first time in 500 years white America has to watch what they say…and it infuriates them.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        I truly do not believe we’ll make it that far. Are there no consequences for idly saying that your presidential predecessor committed a felony against you and the American people, only to reveal (at great cost and time waste of the FBI and Congress) that you were only kidding?…

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Strange Days, where I am relatively optimistic, I guess.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Per Trumpgrets, it’s on record and being Mocked. Right. Now.

    • RobKanC

      As a PoC, I agree. What I can’t understand are the morons of Iowa that vote for this guy. Iowa didn’t fight for the confederacy. These idiots are voting for a moron who insults their state and their grandpappies who died in the civil war. But morons will be morons no matter the color, creed or gender.

      • Inner Venom

        I’ve legit seen the confederate flag flown as far north as upstate NY.

        • RobKanC

          As I said morons. They cannot even see what they have become. Flying a racist flag is somehow pride. Go figure.

        • OrG

          I see a huge one every time I go to Seattle.I live in Portland.

        • I’ve seen them in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It wasn’t even in southern Cambridge.

          • SpideySenser

            There’s some ijit in my town (near BOS) who drives around in the shittiest black pick up truck you have ever seen with both the Confed and United flags streaming out behind the bed. Bigly flags! What a fucking maroon!

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • marxalot

      England for the English, as we used to say about India…
      “To the Manor Born”

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Master Race Libelz!!11!11

    • Sophia

      FLASHBACK: Steve King sought ‘Chinese masseuse’ at Moscow hotel where Trump allegedly hired sex workers

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/flashback-steve-king-sought-chinese-masseuse-at-moscow-hotel-where-trump-allegedly-hired-sex-workers/

      • puredog

        That is choice. By which I mean, of course, “cherce.”

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Not that I expect to ever find myself in Moscow, but I am definitely not staying at that hotel.

    • formerChild

      Good rant. I was expecting Insurance Panda to rear it’s head at any second…

  • Sophia

    They should check the microwave

    Justice Department asks for more time after Trump fails to provide wiretap evidence

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/justice-department-asks-for-more-time-after-trump-fails-to-provide-wiretap-evidence/

    • Weevie

      Hah!
      “additional time to review the request in compliance with the governing
      legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may
      exist,”
      “We got nuttin’, nuttin’ “

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • bookish

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/us/politics/affordable-care-act-health-congressional-budget-office.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obamacare-revision-would-reduce-insured-numbers-by-24-million/2017/03/13/ea4c860a-0829-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-republicans-bad-position-obamacare-235994
    Unbelievable, wrong and “virtually impossible.”

    That was how President Donald Trump’s administration responded Monday to the Congressional Budget Office’s politically damaging score of House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    The nonpartisan CBO projected that the bill, the American Health Care Act, would insure 24 million fewer Americans than Obamacare by 2026 but reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion in the same span.

    “We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters after leaving a Cabinet meeting with Trump at the White House. “It’s just not believable is what we would suggest.”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/the-cbo-slaps-a-red-card-on-the-republican-repeal-bill/519357/
    Of particular concern for GOP backers of the American Health Care Act is the CBO’s projection for its immediate impact. If enacted soon, an estimated 14 million people would drop their insurance next year because the proposal repeals the tax penalties associated with the individual mandate, the CBO forecasts. If people are not required to buy insurance, in other words, many will stop doing so. Millions more would join the ranks of the uninsured after 2020, when the bill would roll back the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives have called for repealing the expansion sooner, which would likely result in more people dropping coverage in the first years after enactment.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Well, when you believe your kitchen appliances are spying on you…

    • puredog

      Ditto.

  • Kiri the Paid Protestor

    Yeah, that sounds like the tRump we’ve come to know and loathe. Everyone’s a fucking stereotype.

    • SayItWithWookies

      “You stereotypes are the best. Especially when you’re decked out in your colorful native garb for one of your seemingly-constant festivals, or sharing your fascinating recipes and customs, or just astounding us jaded Americans with your homespun wisdom. Love you guys!”

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Shorter Donald Trump: André Leon Talley helped Melania pick out a wedding dress, so she didn’t embarass herself as much as she wanted to.

      • Kiri the Paid Protestor

        We also dance well and are good at sports because of our natural rhythm. We all kind of look alike, though.

  • boyblue123

    A little nugget of information when republicans claim the CBO is illegitimate :

    Current head of the CBO, the organization that just rated the repubs healthcare plan, was appointed by Tom Price – the current director of HHS and Drumpf appointee.

    Price even issued a public statement praising the head of the organization

    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/841399058883330048

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Too late. 45* has already been st00pid in Twitter.
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6vydBGkyPiKYzNzZzdMZm42TDA/view?usp=sharing

      • SayItWithWookies

        $77 million? Hell, that’s just two months of security for Assmouth’s Saturday golf outing and clubmember schoozmfest at Mar-a-Lago.

        • Weevie

          Yeah no kidding!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That was then, this is now.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “That was then. I have since learned that he has some integrity.”
      — Tom Price

    • Weevie

      Doesn’t matter, they call him great, great, great, then slam CBO separately.

  • HazooToo
  • Anna Elizabeth
  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    hey wonkabillies – home from work! How was y’alls day?
    I saw on the TV congress is daring trump & co. to produce evidence of the “wire tapp”.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Apparently, KellyAnn gets special messages from the microwave.

      • efoveks

        I get mine from the liquor cabinet. :)

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          A much better source.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i saw that, but for my money – I”m not in the business of providence evidence was a corker. As was, “I was just talking about surveillance in general.”

        Listen up Trumbats – the campaign is over, if you’re gonna say shit, you gonna need proof.

    • efoveks

      Yay! Welcome home!

    • Sophia

      Hey, how’s the job going?

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        Hi Sophia!

        I’m settling into a groove of sorts.

        I can do some basic things – still making the occasional dumb fuck up – overloaded with info I guess.

        My attorney is of the infinitely picky variety, so he wants to see what I have when it’s finished and ready to go. So today – I managed to actually get something scheduled for him (my first!), except in the legal doc, I had it as March instead of April (I’m dealing with multiple dates in a day, stretched over a broad period like that. I was watching another deposition that is tentatively for March today as well). Luckily that erroneous date in March is a saturday so he caught it.

        But yeah, that kind of thing. ; )
        (and thanks for asking!)

        • Sophia

          Happy to hear it’s going good. That date thing can be a bitch. I’ll be doing things in the current month while finishing off the monthly report from the previous month and sometimes when I’m talking to people I have to ask what month it is.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            IKR?

            We date EVERYTHING. I mean EVERY. THING.
            And it was only around 11 am i realized I had been dating everything for yesterday…so I had to back track and fix it.

            You may have told me, but what kind of work do you do?

          • Sophia

            Hired for Accounting but “the other duties to be assigned” has started taking over a lot of my time as well.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            aye, I hear ya.
            aka “Mission Creep”.

          • Sophia

            I am so gonna steal that.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            thank the Department of Defense.

            lol. The best sayings are Army sayings – but b/c of my parents I’m biased. Navy and Marine Corps. vets would probably disagree.
            ; )

  • Me not sure

    Am I the only one who thinks that it’s ironic that Tom Cotton has taken on his “mother” personality and is violently slashing away at the new Republican Dispicable Health Care Act? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ef8c0c48b3aaf96cc70b94fada9dfb3833a461428e3c58a6381b4843d4bdc52.jpg

    • Carpe Vagenda

      If you view it through the lens of Tom Cotton being a sociopathic opportunist who really, really doesn’t want to have to support his family on what our society makes available to veteran job seekers, it makes all the sense in the world.

      Besides, someone has to spike this thing. Cotton is being the wingman who pretends to hold you back when you tried to start a bar fight with the wrong guy.

    • Weevie

      Seems to be an act and they won’t listen.

    • Michael R
  • Moebym the Persistent Returner
    • Weevie

      Pretty! What is it?

      • Moebym the Persistent Returner

        The first one is a Haworthia of some sort whose species I haven’t been able to pinpoint. The second is an Echeveria purpusorum, and the third is, I believe, a Graptoveria “Fred Ives”.

        • Weevie

          They all cacti? I’m not that good at succulents.

          • Moebym the Persistent Returner

            Cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Wierdly, disqus seems to be married to the default orientation of your phone. If you crop the picture slightly and save it. It seems to correct the orientation.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Disqus has been gorked and hasn’t let me upload pictures for well over a year. I have to post links. So that’s why so many gifs from me and so few real life pictures.

    • You have to rotate and save the pic in the new orientation then load that save. Disqus uses the EXIF data

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Lovely! I love flowerbuds, like waiting for a baby to be born. :)

  • Weevie
    • RobKanC

      The Russian bots are doing a very good job today.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Yeah, but the CBO was 30% off on their Obamacare estimate! So, if they’re off by the same this time, it would only be 16, 800,000. You libtards should like that number better!

    • boyblue123

      3.5K comments in one min. Putin working hard to convince everyone in america to be miserable

    • Weevie

      Breitbart must be in meltdown mode. The Hill has been a swamp of sockpuppets for days, no point in going there at all.

  • A_Changeling

    My microwave is well behaved. It’s the fridge calling me that I worry about. Do you think there are wire tapps in cider cans?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Try accusing your refrigerator and see if it starts running?

    • Fartknocker

      I found that the can of Wolf Brand chili I ate at lunch today gave my Verizon phone 5 bars and excellent 4G service.

      • msanthropesmr

        Does your phone run on methane?

        • Anna Elizabeth

          XD

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Commenters name kinda says it all.

    • No, there are taps in kegs

    • Carpe Vagenda

      My liquor cabinet is calling pretty loud these days.

  • Martini Ambassador

    If I ever get gay married, I’m hiring this guy as the super-stealth event photographer:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c645875449881c4f9a511f5e3e362fc2ede28202d1fe874daae42f97b5c53fb3.jpg

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Oh, right, like they use microwaves at gay weddings. As if.

    • Weevie

      If someone were inside our microwave, I’d turn it on for an hour.

    • BosGrl

      Is this yours? I want to steal it for Facebook.

      • Martini Ambassador

        I myself stole it from Facebook, so yes, by all means, re-steal and complete the cycle.

  • bookish

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-salary-will-be-donated-end-year-says-sean-n732931

    Following MSNBC’s report over questions about whether President Donald Trump has donated his paycheck, Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted during a White House briefing Monday, “the president’s intention right now is to donate his salary at the end of the year.”

    • jowgajen

      mmmm hmmmm

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • puredog

      I’ve posted to Bookish before, and will not click that link.

      • Shanzgood

        Bookish has good links usually.

      • jowgajen

        Bookish might not say much, but the links are fine.

        You can mouseover the link and see the address. You can also right click/inspect the links to see the full address.

      • Sophia

        I find her links are good

    • Mike Steele

      At which point we can see his tax returns, eh?

    • suziq

      Do presidents only get one paycheck at the end of the year? That’s weird.
      I am being sarcastic, of course by the end of the year they expect everyone to forget they said that. Or in a few weeks, like his donation to the veterans groups.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    The gall of these people is quite breathtaking.

    https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan/status/841388103529058304

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “So opinions differ on what the CBO report means. We’ll have to leave it there.”
      — Wolf Blitzer, probably?

    • msanthropesmr

      Key word is access. Everybody technically has access to healthcare. Nobody can afford it.

      • OrG

        Yep,I have “access” to a fucking Rolls Royce.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Even in that sense, it doesn’t “improve” access.

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        I have “access” to a Ferrari F12berlinetta. I don’t expect to be purchasing one anytime soon.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          Lori can help you with that.

          • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

            Or George Soros. Just get to marchin’!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I have access to a mansion and a yacht. Doesn’t mean I can actually set foot in the mansion or on the yacht, of course…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I’m sure there are more despicable Rethugs, but at the moment, Paul Ryan is it.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    At the thrift store today, a few olds were staring at me like they never saw a chick with anime hair before. I smile back. C’mon, I had on jeans, sneakers, a nice top, I wasn’t under-dressed or anything! XD

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Don’t know what they’d do if they saw my daughter and some of her friends

    • Kiri the Paid Protestor
      • Anna Elizabeth

        XD

        I’m thinking I might as well have worn the Black Lipstick. I was laughing as I left, next time I’ll go pure Goth Chick, like I’m in a Marilyn Manson video.

    • BosGrl

      I would love to see the old bats staring at your hair :D.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Menz too. :)

        • BosGrl

          I WANT TO GO SHOPPING WITH YOU!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Anytime, BosGrl. I lives to shop. :D

    • Kiri the Paid Protestor

      Were you wearing kitty ears?

      • Anna Elizabeth
        • WomanInThePersistence

          That’s cute!

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thanx! I usually wear hair accessories or a hat. My one ex said I was “ridiculously feminine, like a Japanese woman.” XD

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I just don’t even have the patience to unpack all the condescending cultural and gender assumptions inherent in that statement. I can see how they’re your ex.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            She is Trans and Bi as well, you’d think she’d be more…aware? I don’t miss her.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I am very fond of hats, myself. Because of my job, I have to wear one. And baseball caps are not my cup of tea. I have fedoras, trilbies, even a bonnet. And no, I am not a 30-something male hipster.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Sounds like you have awesome taste in hats! :)

            I have a couple of cute, floppy hats I bought on clearance last month, but it’s been too windy to wear them.

          • Kiri the Paid Protestor

            Unicorns can’t really “do” hats. Space helmets, also too. *sad*

          • Anna Elizabeth
        • Kiri the Paid Protestor

          Geez, you’d think everybody has gone to at least one punk rock show by now, or a sci-fi convention or something. Friggin’ squares.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            IK,R?

            I smiled at one old duffer, and he nodded, once. Maybe he was planning to drive out the daemons.

          • Kiri the Paid Protestor

            Oh, that’s the signal to start snogging wetly, right there in the store!

    • h4rr4r

      Without pictures, I don’t believe you.
      Of your anime hair, I know olds exist.

    • Hutch
    • suziq

      Some olds don’t get out much. I am an old, but my kid also has anime hair so I would not be staring. Unless it was extra extra cool.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        The other day, same store, an elderly lady told me I had “great hair” and said she’s steal my shoes if she were 20 years younger. :)

  • Sophia

    There are times that I really like Shep Smith.

    “But his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway — who we don’t quote much anymore because, well, history”

    “And then microwaves that turn into cameras? A fact of modern life?” he said. “Microwaves do not turn into cameras. Fox News can now confirm microwaves heat food, cameras take pictures, [microwaves] don’t have cameras and [microwaves] cannot turn into cameras.”

    • Inner Venom

      I thought telling the truth was grounds for termination at Fox News? How does Shep still have his job there?

      • boyblue123

        is he the Fox News version of Joe Scarbourogh

        • H0mer0

          SHEP LIBEL!!!!

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Ailes is gone, so apparently the incriminating photos weren’t (all) of him.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      But microwaves have transformers in them. Just think about that for a minute.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    So, if Barron had been a girl, would she have been named Melanka?

    • davidhollenshead

      Or Tiffany II, if Führer Trump didn’t want to sleep with her.

    • Hutch

      Wasn’t he named after Trump’s old PR guy, John Barron?

      • suziq

        Girl would have been Barroness then.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        OK, Barronka then?

  • SprinklemagicResistancebuns
  • Me not sure

    From now on all microwave oven communications must be run through the CRM-114.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/876698d00f30bab7c53324d7744891ff321741d1a8cd68cff4b933e28fe51bad.jpg

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
  • Husband Of Mrs God

    Here’s how it works.
    Whenever two or more microwaves are running at the same time, they catch each other up on the goin’s-on, over a microwave link. Those machines are such gossips, you can’t imagine. You’d be shocked. Each machine gets the last 24 hours’ news, every time it reheats some coffee.
    I could get into what spies mean by “microwaves”, but that’s the boring part and of course less true.

    • Sister the Resister

      When two microwaves love each other very much….

      • Ωbjectifier

        …they have a little babby magnetron.

    • SnarkON

      Meanwhile the saucepan just sits and simmers.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Well, but they tell it to each other REALLYFAST, much faster than the dreary old oven.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Spycrowave.

    • tinker12

      With Pop Secret information.

    • davidhollenshead

      If I said that my household appliances were spying on me, I suspect I would find myself being committed to a Hospital.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I don’t doubt that there are things in the internet of things which can be easily hacked and used to get information, especially if you say yes when they ask you to keep track of you in real time. You’d be amazed how much the beleaguered husband’s tablet sped up when all of a sudden every app he had wasn’t tracking his location and activity IRT.

        • Rasilom

          Also too Visio just got nailed because their smart TVs were relaying all kinds of viewing data back to the home office.

      • The Witch of Endor

        No you won’t, TrumpCare won’t let you.

    • Winner! Winner! Not-microwaved chicken dinner!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      And we have a winner!

    • The Witch of Endor
    • SnarkON

      YEAH GIRL

    • notaten

      I was trying to think of that all day. It was right there, on the tip of me brain. You win it all, I s’ pose.

  • Juan de Fuca

    Stand by, folks. CNN is reporting the DOJ is asking for more time to retrieve evidence of Obama’s wiretapping from Kellyanne Conway’s microwave.

    • snark-lurker

      now you’ve done it here we go below

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      I don’t think you can erase hard drives in a microwave, no matter how much time you run it.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        although probably when your house burns down after you try, it’ll cause data retrieval issues.

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • Ωbjectifier
  • WomanInThePersistence

    I love John Oliver. With all of my heart.

    https://youtu.be/Ifi9M7DRazI

    • Shoto

      That was a first-class ass-whuppin’, alright.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Just plain gorgeous.

    • davidhollenshead

      Will the catheter cowboy do the rope work, for Führer Trump the TRAITOR’S Hanging ???

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I’m trying to find the catheter cowboy to post separately.

      • doktorzoom

        And again: Please review the rules. If you keep calling for death or violence to others, you’ll be banned. I’d rather not have to do that.

        — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

    • H0mer0

      Kellyanne must have gotten some sleep, she looks positively ethereal.

  • but not spending money on stupid weddings was how we were able to decorate so well. I guess we go to Target now just like you all.

  • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
    • snark-lurker

      that whole thing is so fucked up in so many ways……

    • SnarkON

      Build the wall! All Lives Matter! Make America Great Again! Grab ‘Em By the Pussy!

    • Scrofula

      Y’know, like with Treyvon Martin, that stuff is irrelevant.
      So WHAT if dude traded weed with a clerk or shoplifted?
      “Hey, that Treyvon kid was no angel . . . “. He could’ve been the biggest bicycle-stealing little shit in the neighborhood.
      Neither deserved to die, and introducing this stuff just distracts from that.
      And in neither case did the supposed bad actions even relate to their deaths.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        That is all of the truth.

  • Beowoof14

    George probably had to sign a confidentiality agreement to get that lunch.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      And pick up the check.

    • So, are you saying this was “on the down low” so to speak? I don’t think George has such poor taste.

  • Jamoche
  • OrG

    I feel a lot less nerdy when I’m on teh Wonkette.

    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      LESS? This is where I nerd out!
      Not that I’m ever all that cool.

      • OrG

        That’s what I mean.I feel LESS nerdy when surrounded by nerds.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Me too. You all are lovely and fucking smart as hell.

      • snark-lurker

        **terrible blushing**

      • The Witch of Endor

        Now I’m pissed! Who else is fucking Smart? S/He’s MINE!!!!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I suspect Agent 99. Just a guess.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • Husband Of Mrs God
      • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

        Wow. That’s some kinda dark. But hey, there’s wine!

    • Bill D. Burger

      I would have thought Firgid_err.
      ;)

      Westingcunt seem perfect also/too.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Great minds. I went with that first but thought Frigidcunt was a bit redundant. Such are the artistic choices one must make.

  • Ωbjectifier

    Just a Velvet-y kind of day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqmKoJ6EbUc

  • SnarkON

    I’m married and straight but would just like to have a gay wedding.

  • TootsStansbury

    There’s no camera on the microwave but if you try to off yourself by sticking your head in one; it’s FULL OF GNAWING RATS!

    • Scrofula

      I’ve heard stories of old lab microwaves where the door latch didn’t work. Impatient folks could stick their hands in active ovens, and apparently it feels a lot like gnawing rats.

    • davidhollenshead

      That is from the Microwave spinning the water in your tissue.

  • Shoto
  • Scrofula

    I just noticed the Star Fleet logo (Sulu’s ship? NCC-2000? I’m not that big a nerd) looks an awful lot like an “Anarchy” symbol.

  • Shoto
    • JustDon’tSayDieInJail

      Saved. I bet this one gets more plays than Brolly Bunny.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Simple version: “My kids are all white. Fuck you.”

      • snark-lurker

        takes more than white–lots of green also too

        • Scrofula

          I’m as white as the driven snow (with some deer droppings); I’ll be plenty fucked by ACA repeal.

      • Snopes Shop

        No, not just white. White with a daddy in the gummint/lifetime healthcare.

    • DainBramage

      We can only hope that his kids rebel against him hardcore.

      • davidhollenshead

        As in killing him and his complacent wife for being hard core a$$holes.

        • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy
        • DainBramage

          …with votes. I’m sure you meant with votes.

        • doktorzoom

          KNOCK IT OFF NOW. I warned you yesterday to review the
          rules.
          One last time:
          We don’t allow comments that dwell on the joys of inflicting violence against anyone. No, not even against terrible
          people.

          LAST
          WARNING: You have made some valuable contributions to Wonkette
          comments, but if you can’t follow the commenting
          rules,
          I’m going to have to ban you. I’d prefer not do
          that, but I will if you continue to wish violence upon people. You
          don’t have to be nice, but no one here is allowed to call for death or
          violence to political opponents.

          — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

    • UnsaltedSinner

      I’m so stealing that.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Is it me or does the wife look like she’s cringing?

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        Being a beard is hard.

  • TootsStansbury

    “You know what, George? I went to a friend’s gay wedding. It was beautiful. You gays do everything with such good taste.” What a loser, jealous climber he is.

    • Weevie

      ” I love the uneducated!”
      Someone will do a book of all these moronic statements.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Volumes I-IX coming to your bookstore this year.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      ‘And my supporters require me to stipulate that some of them can refuse to bake you a cake.’

    • snark-lurker

      i had a gay friend once

    • Doug Langley

      And I’ll bet he actually thought it was a wonderful compliment.

  • Picabo

    Some random thoughts as we close out the day. A Nor’easter is about to hit the east coast. Tomorrow the RWNJs and Fox Noise will use this weather event to claim that climate change is not taking place. A Nor’easter at this time of year is unusual, but it is not unprecedented. This is tame compared to the Blizzard of 1993.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Storm_of_the_Century

    Weather is not climate. Say safe and warm if you live in the affected area. Love you all, Wonkateers.

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

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      that’s why it’s 90 degrees here in AZ, 15 degrees above average for March

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The blizzard proves the earth is not warming. The crocuses that popped out of the ground last week, on the other hand, mean nothing.

    • Markuserektus

      90+ in So Cal. It’s gonna toast all of our new greenery.

    • Zyxomma

      We’re in the path of the storm. We’re just hoping there won’t be a blackout (even though we are prepared for that; it would cause many others real trouble).

    • BosGrl

      Here I am at the Market Basket. I managed to push aside an old lady in a riding cart, a mom with a baby and an entire high school basketball team to get all the milk.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d292a3c95d4dd79fbdfb7dfb5171fea4b91b3c121a15afae6bb4900265c20030.jpg

    • HazooToo

      We normally have this kind of thing happen in January. This is still not normal. NONE of this winter has been NORMAL.

    • SpideySenser

      I’m just south of Boston, we expect to get walloped to the tune of 18 inches. Not planning on going to work but I do have some Heinies in the fridge. Wood stove is ready to go as is generator. When you live in these here parts, one has to have the proper accoutrements.

  • Apple Scruff

    Did Tweety just say a smart thing?

    About this healthcare proposal, he said Trump would rather be in the Resistance right now so he can bitch, complain, and fight the GOP about the bill since it’s such a complete piece of shit and he knows it.

    This makes a surprising amount of sense.

    • Nephilim

      Except he has no alternative other than repeal and not replace.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I would interpret that as Tweety laying down cover fire because he’s a craven asshole, but tomato, tomato.

    • Weevie

      I doubt Trump knows or cares what’s in it, only that he did it!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      Bam Bam!!

    • Weevie

      Infrared! They missed infrared surveillance!

    • Markuserektus

      Michelle revoked your hot pocket in favor of some steamed veggies…

      • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

        She’s in there with her damn broccoli, too? What evil masterminds!

  • Red Bird Ω

    I have nothing to add to the discussion tonight. I’ve done a good job of staying away from the news lately. It’s good for the blood pressure and for getting work done.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      It’s good to take breaks.

      Here’s a song that I like. And it’s gentle.

      https://youtu.be/fm-q0ELuk1A

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I went to a Graham Nash show, and he told us the charming back story behind this song. It involves Joni Mitchell :).

        • WomanInThePersistence

          And now I love this song even more.

  • Nephilim

    To Trump it’s always “you gays, you blacks, you Mexicans, you Jews, you Japs, etc. etc. He’s as racist as one can get. And he doesn’t realize it or care to change. #resist

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b36ade4b5d2bc9901363ac40d93b05f7892de06700888e512d2832123cb0557b.jpg

    • Alan

      Do you think he doesn’t realize it? I ponder this.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Also reads her mind. Perfect for updating FB.

    • Weevie

      She’s stronger than she looks!

      • Bill D. Burger

        Wicked overhead and serve. Damned southpaws….I can’t ever adjust!

        • Weevie

          I can relate, they serve you into the fence!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      That’s like something from a very boring circus.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.” – Il Douche, campaigning.
    Meanwhile, at Mar-a-Lago, dozens of Romanians and Haitians (64 in all) work for Trump on H2-B visas, because “getting help in Palm Beach during the season is almost impossible.” Increasing the pay, of course, is not an option, at a club where members pay a mere $200,000 to join.
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/the-foreign-workers-of-mar-a-lago

    • Carpe Vagenda

      because there isn’t anyone in Florida willing to work for shitty pay and obscene tips and provided housing.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Serving the sort of douchebags who’pony up $200k to hang with Drumpf has to be unpleasant. I know I’d want to be paid a shitload.

    • Weevie

      They’re Temps, not employees. Or whatever.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Trump. Keeping H2B visas safe and available for Slovenian models

    • Hutch

      Hey, Biel! The Gravy Master worked! Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for the tip!

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        My mom called it “dognip”. Given the things that dogs love to eat, I hate to think what goes into it.

  • Mavenmaven

    Trump just wanted to meet someone who had been in an internment camp for racial reasons, the idea excites him.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Asking for design tips?

  • Persistent Demme

    Xanax for gay summer weddings:
    (Sorry if this is a repeat.)
    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/new-xanax/n37070?snl=1

  • Bill D. Burger
  • UnsaltedSinner
  • Sardonicuss

    So. They are doing a lot of road construction near me (in the boonies) and there is a lot of traffic being routed by my house. Thus I have had to put goofy dorg on a line (after a couple of horrifying near death experiences with passing trucks)
    She actually doesn’t (it is 100ft long) seem to mind it, except she wraps herself around various trees and any other yard objects… constantly and then makes Lassie noises at me until I come and walk her back around them.
    She is not the sharpest dog in the drawer.
    * This has been: Thrilling tales of Country Dog (who survived being shot…so is living on gravy time!)

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Smart enough to make Lassie noises to retrieve her human.

      • Sardonicuss

        Yep. Pretty sure that is what is going on. Diabolical human training. Evil Lassie imitating dorg.
        There is no Timmy and there is no well!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I suspect that she is very sweet and loves you a lot. Just a guess.

          • Sardonicuss

            Yes. I just got back from an infinite (15 minute trip) to town.
            She actually knocked me down (not the first time) ….there is much face licking.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            I adore my dog. I can come home from a 9 hour shift at work, or a 10 minute run to the mini-mart. And I will be smothered with kisses. Sometimes we all need that uncritical love.

          • Sophia

            Just watch that lead when you go to save her. I’ve had my son’s dog take off a couple of times once he realized he was free and he took my feet right out from underneath me with the lead. One time I was watching and he didn’t get me so he came barreling back and caught me on the return run. Kind of funny actually.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Thor has actually pulled me off my feet. He weighs about 13 pounds. I weigh a hella lot more. Have I mentioned that he’s a teensy bit determined? I’m just glad that your good girl is safe, and well, and loved.

          • Sardonicuss

            I always watch my feet. She has wrapped around my feet on numerous occasions at a full run.

          • Sardonicuss

            Just came back in from Frisbee time. Dog doesn’t know DST so right before dark is always Frisbee Time.
            Frisbee time will not be skipped (unless rain or snow).

          • Sophia

            Smart dog. DST should be ignored by all!

    • Alan

      That’s every dog.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Scrofula

      Private dorm bathrooms.

    • davidhollenshead

      Kind of like a John Carpenter Movie, except that instead of Aliens controlling Earth, it is Racist Old Men recreating 1930s Germany.

    • Juan de Fuca

      And this is what Trump thinks he looks like while wearing Trump glasses:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7535d21e3e6e6350402f06e1fc24dae6b3dbad0bf05f0fe2722cf5cdecf546ea.jpg

      • Suse

        He probably doesn’t even know that Rock was one of them gheys.

      • BadKitty904

        Gay? Dead? What?

        • Juan de Fuca

          Handsome. That was a good looking dude.

      • John Mruzik

        How come my gaydar never went off when I was enjoying his movies?

  • davidhollenshead

    Queer Parties are often the best, but our Führer Trump is only familiar with Cocaine Parties, and of course Costume Parties, were the theme is always a White Costume and a few burning crosses.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      And shitting also too.

      • davidhollenshead

        I wouldn’t know, as I won’t pass their standards for racial purity.

    • Alan

      Ummm…and underage girl parties. That’s the real hideous part that nobody talks about.

      • davidhollenshead

        You mean the coke parties with underage prostitutes ????
        But it was only the finest cocaine, and the finest call girls………

        • Alan

          I should have guessed those were the same parties.

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      But he doesn’t find every costume party a drag.
      https://youtu.be/x_rmNJk4KEs

      • davidhollenshead

        They used to talk about getting married, until they discovered that gay marriage was not recognized back then.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Pinkham’s Law

      Say it with me: “Personal respons . . . I can’t. Not even as snark.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I almost feel cheap about how I am shielded in my armor and this shit actually makes me cry.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Don’t feel bad. Being shielded isn’t a bad thing. The crying proves you have a heart.

      • Puck

        Me: So how exactly then do you expect me to pay for meds just so that I can live?

        Them: Bootstraps motherfucker.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      There’s going to be a whole lot more of us in that position if Republicans get their way.

      • Me not sure

        VOTE, DAMMIT. VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE SOMEONE’S DOES.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        All of us, Katie.

    • Scrofula

      I remember that CF drug as a true miracle for a certain class of sufferer. Price? $300k plus. Why so high? Was it incredibly complex?
      No, they charge “what the market will bear.”

    • Moebym the Persistent Returner

      Damn.

      This is how little the “pro-life” Republicans actually value human life.

    • Sophia
    • HazooToo

      I am going to keep that around, and tweet it multiple times over the next few weeks.

  • Bill D. Burger

    New microwave just delivered to Mar-a-Lago for the Shitgibbon’s bedroom, to warm his KFC and Big Macs & fries.
    Oh boy, he’s gonna’ drop a log if he ever looks inside.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fcd99f95b9eefcc3091d8d44c8607adcfd81ad334ab84f49b5ad7158bd14530.jpg

    • davidhollenshead

      Fortunately Führer Trump wears Depends.

  • Thiazin Red
  • Bill D. Burger

    Ah hah! That’s how she gets from studio to studio so quickly in the mornings to spread her alternative facts.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C60tZI7VwAEX3tO.jpg

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      She just cleaning up her act for the network’s ratings sweep week.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      The witches I know are so much nicer than that.

      • snark-lurker

        it’s the ones you donut know that are the nasty ones

    • davidhollenshead

      And then she races home to make a nice puppy pot roast.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Very bad Quiddich form. 5 points from Slytherin.

    • SayItWithOtters

      She’s spreading more than alternative facts there.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba
    • beingreleased

      I don’t think so. Funerals are expensive.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    So, even though she lives alone and pays her own bills, my sister’s best friend’s mom (who also used to be friends with her and I don’t understand) somehow forced my sister out so now my sister is with my grandmother and aunt. I hope she’s not too disappointed. Also that grandma doesn’t force her to eat salad and spaghetti that are on the same plate and have mutually ruined each other (yes, she is one of those grandmas).

    • HazooToo

      Wait, did Sisbesfri Mom somehow have a say in where Sis lives?

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        somehow???

        • HazooToo

          How does that even happen? Did she somehow rat her our via landlord?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Rachel Book Harlot

    Holy fuck balls, you guys:

    “The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said 24 million fewer Americans would have insurance by 2026, and also predicts $337 billion in deficit reduction over the same period.”

    “14 million next year under GOP health plan”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obamacare-revision-would-reduce-insured-numbers-by-24-million/2017/03/13/ea4c860a-0829-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_cbo-430pm-tabmobile-duplicate%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.00d9064fd6ad

    • cmd resistor

      Alternative numbers, of course.

    • Bill D. Burger

      And the Trumpanzees and the Alternative Truth Squad from the White House are screeching from the rooftops: “CBO and JCT are wasting time.” “Their estimates are worthless.” “This is all wrong. We know the truth” …blah, blah.

      OH….Trump cited the CBO repeatedly during the primaries and the general as “…the best” “most trusted agency in government.” “objective.” …..

    • BadKitty904

      So, another Republican Administration, eh?

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I feel like this time it’s much, much worse. :( It’s overwhelming.

        • BadKitty904

          That’s because, this time, it IS much worse. Instead of the usual GOP incompetence, this is a party of traitors determined to destroy the United States.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            I was reading Wapo on my way home — an article having to do with Bharara’s replacement possibly being Roger Ailes’ lawyer — and I had to put it away. It was just too much. So much corruption. You just feel so helpless, you know?

    • Moebym the Persistent Returner

      The worth of certain things can’t be measured in $$$$. This is something the Republicans can’t, or won’t, understand.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Head of the CBO? Appointed by Tom Price, current HHS secretary.

    • OrG

      Except that $337 Billion will be tax cuts NOT deficit reduction.

  • Left Coast Tom

    My city just posted to Facebook it’s decision last week to become a
    Sanctuary
    City
    .

    I think I will not hang around for the inevitable commentary from shit-gibbons who wouldn’t even be able to locate “California” on a map.

  • Bill D. Burger

    We should have seen the “microwave thingy” coming, huh?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C60CW4vV4AEPsXz.jpg

    • TJ Barke

      But is it a trivection?

      • davidhollenshead

        Does it matter how the witch cooks puppies ?????

      • Bill D. Burger

        With induction….quadvection?
        ;)

  • AJ Milne

    Never mind making it do surveillance (doubtful) — the hack I want to see someone pull is: make the radio interference from Trump’s microwave broadcast in Morse: ‘We’re waaaaatching you!’

    • BadKitty904

      Just have it ask: “Is it safe?

      • AJ Milne

        … or ‘We know what you did last summer’.

        • BadKitty904

          What’s the frequency, Donnie?

          • UnsaltedSinner

            “One word: Plastics.”

            I’ll get my coat…

          • BadKitty904

            Rosebud…

  • Oneofthebobs

    I’m a happy, hetero guy, but I might swing for George.

    • davidhollenshead

      He is married.

      • Oneofthebobs

        So am I, but a guy can dream…

    • snark-lurker

      his child was gay and hate-killed

      • davidhollenshead

        What child ??? as Mr. Takei’s Wiki pages has no mention of children.

      • BosGrl

        I’ve never heard that… link?

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Ex Piston’s player, Vinnie ‘the Microwave’ Johnson wants to let you all know, he is not a spy.

    • sw19bunnies

      What about former Bears player, William “The Refrigerator” Perry tho, hengh?

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just saw this and snorted coffee out muh’ nose.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C61iXvEV0AElGY7.jpg

    • HazooToo

      I just saw that, and wanted to be blinded with a hot spoon.

      • Bill D. Burger

        Sheet’…I just knew you were gonna’ say, “David Vitters’ libels.”

    • davidhollenshead

      That is way too skinny for being Führer Trump.

      • OrG

        Hands are too big also too.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Wow, if Bernie had campaigned for Hillary as hard as he does for healthcare, and with as much information, even everything else against her couldn’t have derailed her campaign.

    • TJ Barke

      You know, besides the voter suppression in key states that was mostly responsible.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I think the fact that SS was only going up $5 next year, plus Obama premiums were going up this year, plus Fucking James Comey, plus the black guy who shot 9 cops in Dallas, all helped play a part in Hillary’s loss. All of those things happened right in a row, and I think anyone who was wavering might have also believed Trump’s BS about “you’ll get better health care at lower cost, and I’ll tell you how that’s going to happen at some time in the future.”

        • snark-lurker

          donut forget the (some) blind hatred for hrc

          • sw19bunnies

            Also the very visible hatred for her too.

          • cmd resistor

            I remember in 2008 thinking, I like her ok but surely too many people hate her (even if unreasonably). I actually liked Edwards at first (yeah, dodged that bullet) and thought Obama supporters were flaky and young. Ok, maybe it bothered me he was younger than I was. Still, by 2016 I really did like her and was looking forward to her taking over UNTIL SHIT HAPPENED.

          • snark-lurker

            i primaried for bernie voted for hrc then beat my head against a wall

      • sw19bunnies

        Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan…?

        • davidhollenshead

          My mom witnessed it in Florida, with her boyfriend, who as a young assistant minister from Detroit, actually marched with Dr. King. They were shocked to see Führer Trump’s Brownshirts swearing at, threatening and spitting on people at the polling station.

          • sw19bunnies

            Stupid question, but why was this not reported more widespread?

          • davidhollenshead

            That is a very good question, also why did it take forever for the police to show up ????

        • Alan

          Trump won by 10K in Michigan and almost 100K votes went uncounted in historically democratic districts.

          • davidhollenshead

            Helped by the idiot, who appointed the idiots who poisoned Flint.

          • Alan

            Don’t get me started.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I actually think Bernie could have slightly increased the white people voting for her in key states, just enough for the hacking to be irrelevant. I even put “even everything else couldn’t have derailed her campaign” because there is a very, very long list of things against her, which I myself have listed in the past, but since brevity is the sole of wit, would consolidate it into one thing. Strange that you still felt the need to remind me of it.

    • BadKitty904

      Put a pin in that.

    • Alan

      Not true.

    • GodEmperorCaptainHowdy

      He derailed her by taking a pointless fight to the primaries and handing Trump talking points about Goldman Sachs, “rigged primaries”, and the TPP. He wanted her to lose, just like a good purity progressive.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Or, you know, if he had just not taken advantage of his super PAC which all the not-white-man folks resigned from to send a blast email to his supporters suggesting that UNLIKE TRUMP Cinton was a DAPL supporter, maybe we’d have a participatory democracy which would make Sanders’ wife and his comic book guy feel good about their miserable inbred agendas,

    • Liberoid Ron

      Could we please just park this? I swear, if Liberals squabbled as much over minutae and what-ifs as much as Democrats do, we’d be looking at five more years of fucking Harper.
      Eyes on the prize, people, okay?

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I don’t know whether to point out he’s not really a Democrat or say when someone is actively attacking others (and the party itself, actually and continues to do so, to this day), telling someone pointing that out it’s “minutae” is not only dismissive, it’s missing the entire point so I’ll go with both.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Goposaur

      I’m taking it as the Death Panel for the country and unrelated to healthcare.

  • dvlaries

    “…The portraits of those maimed in Iraq specifically depict soldiers in muted agony delivered to their current damaged estate by the artist formerly known as George, who threw them into that meat grinder for money on a raft of obvious lies. If one had a soul, the act of painting the faces of your victims would seem like a fate worse than death, a sorrowful tour of self-loathing and regret as your brush rounded out the features of those laid low by your faithless greed. But no, there was Bush on the television, smiling and smiling with the book in his lap, utterly oblivious to the ghastly irony of his endeavor. …” – William Rivers Pitt http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39804-how-to-forget-american-style-george-w-bush-and-the-forever-war

    • yyyaz

      That is why I nearly blow a gasket every time someone says they miss him. The OPOS will be an order of magnitude worse, but Shrub & Co. damn near broke this country with their villainy and have gotten off with no penance.

      • Liberoid Ron

        ‘Missing him’ is always said with a truckload of irony, I think. We all know he is by any definition a war criminal.

    • snark-lurker

      if i had a auto-repeat upvoter i wood tape it down right here

    • Sardonicuss

      Serling would make a Night Gallery out of those paintings.

    • Sophia

      I was trying to explain to a friend some of the history of the Middle East because he’s always making noise about refugees. I finally got him to watch a PBS/Frontline set of documentaries on the history and the rise of ISIS. He finally understood. My philosophy is “you broke it, you bought it” but it seems that none of the countries that were involved in breaking it are interested. Too many countries have been fucking around in this area for too many years and then they have the nerve to say “Why can’t they look after themselves.”

  • Rachel Book Harlot
  • Apple Scruff
    • sw19bunnies

      WEEEEE!!!!!!!

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      Take it out of the water and you have a best selling sex toy. Propeller vibration and all.

      • snark-lurker

        this sex toy really is waterproof!

      • BadKitty904

        And/or thermonuclear device.

    • Sophia

      Yea!!!

  • Michael R

    A couple years ago I left my yard work shoes out in the country ,
    I went back a couple weeks later a bird had made a nest in them .
    This has been open thread .

    https://s23.postimg.org/bxxfk68jf/cumberland_shoes_bird_nest_c.jpg
    https://s8.postimg.org/t5elsntth/cumberland_shoes_bird_nest_b.jpg

    • Bill D. Burger

      Looks like a House Wren nest! They are fearless lil’ critters and will build just about anywhere.

      • BadKitty904

        There was an old wren,
        Who lived in a shoe…

      • I like how there are like a couple sticks just thrown in there like the wrens went awww…good enough

    • BosGrl

      Love this!

      • mardam422

        Duplex!!!

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      That’s pretty awesome.

    • davidhollenshead

      Inky wants to play with the cute little birdies………………….

    • this is so wonderful and so needed. thank you man.

  • Duke

    Mmmmm…. Pie

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Earlier today I was wondering where Trumpcare’s savings would come from, and our buddy Charles Pierce answered:
    “And now that the numbers are out, it seems they have been very true to their words. There will be 14 million more uninsured Americans in 2018 and 24 million a decade from now. That’s a lot of preventable illness and death right there. The “savings” in the CBO report rely on the notion that the government will save $30 million* a year by throwing people off Medicaid. A lot of people are going to lose health insurance, and a lot of people are going to get sick and die who would have done neither if we’d just left everything passed in 2009 alone.

    But that’s not the point of this bill. This bill is a tax cut in sheep’s clothing, and the sheep’s clothing doesn’t even fit very well over the fangs.”

    *I think he meant “billion.”

    • sw19bunnies

      Long-term savings inherent in the ensuing cull: also, too, general health of the average american will increase. It’s a win-win!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Maybe they should rename it “The Purge.”

        • tapp_my_wire,please

          Where did I read Donald was pursing cemetery re-zoning on his property?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        We’d save a lot more long term and have increased revenues if we’d have regular health checkups for all to head off problems down the road.

        • OrG

          COMMIE!!!!!!!!

        • sw19bunnies

          Provinces in Canada are phasing them out.

          I found my latest one on the NHS in the UK very useful. A polite telling off by a nurse for being a “bit overweight”, but a clear bill of health otherwise was very good.

    • TJ Barke

      I really want to gut Ryan with an old fish flaying knife I mean votes

    • RobKanC

      The government can save a lot of money if they dont have to pay for social security for a lot of these ppl. The only downside really is that the GOP voting base will be all gone within a decade. Now only if they can find a way to stop elections within the decade, they should be good. I bet, if they promise Trump, President for life, he will sign the bill that will stop elections. Easy peesy, right?

      • OrG

        The government does not PAY for Social Security.That money comes from a trust which is funded by Payroll taxes.

        • Alan

          Right, but the contingent payouts are dramatically reduced if you just kill everyone when they turn 65.

        • RobKanC

          yeah and they will save more money if they have to pay out less.. We dont have to increase the current salary cap to sustain the fund anymore. More savings for the rich.

    • vh

      The savings are from not spending on healthcare. The richest country the world has ever seen, with atleast 24 million people one accident/health event away from bankruptcy, not to mention death/disability.

      The question is savings for whom?

      • No one. Savings for no one.
        You force more people into poverty, guess what? The pie shrinks because they can purchase less.
        As they purchase less, more jobs are lost, and more are forced into poverty, and they in turn purchase less.
        It keeps going and going in that direction.
        Pretty soon the 1% will be like 5 guys and the idiot upper middle class is blindly following along ignoring that they are marks themselves

        • vh

          agree. but it makes for a heck of an underclass desperate for work. my guess is this is a long con to undercut labor.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    No microwave chez Alpaca. As I told my housemate this morning, if I had realized we could be communicating with Barry Bamz through a microwave I would’ve gotten one ages ago! How rad would that be!

    • RobKanC

      I used to regularly talk to Bamz through our TV everyday. Although he won’t really reply back to me and will be talking about something, usually with a lot of ppl cheering him. He does not really have a great attention span.

    • Alan

      Are you like the last human on earth without a microwave camera?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Probably. I don’t have anything against them, just don’t really see the need. Other than warming milk for roux or mashed taters, and my little saucepan does just fine.

        • sw19bunnies

          Microwaves are evil*. My housemate likes to take the piss about me refusing to have one in the kitchen – but despite the fact that I’m happy for her to have one upstairs in her section, she complains that she “doesn’t have the room”. So fuck it, they aren’t that marvellous that you just have to have one, then?

          * modern ones might be safer, but fuck that.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            They really do take up so much goddam space. I have never lived in an apartment that had sufficient counterspace in the first place, and a microwave would just bogart even more. Nah.

          • davidhollenshead

            Microwaves are exciting, when you place a large heavy brake drum in one.

          • alpacapunchbowl

            One of my HS besties received the then-popular Bodyguard soundtrack for Christmas. We were in a Pixies cover band- this was not an appropriate gift. One night we were bored and zapped it in the…wait for it…microwave. It arced real purty.

      • therblig

        2, if you count my mom.

        no call waiting either. blig jr called her once and told me there was something wrong with the phone…

        he had never heard a busy signal before.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          It is kind of disconcerting to hear a busy signal these days. Alpaca mom got rid of call waiting once there were no more teenagers in the house.

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • BadKitty904

      Alternate math.

      • Shoto

        MAGA!

    • SayItWithOtters

      Throw in some early-onset dementia, or maybe a dozen different pills per day in different doses on different schedules, or maybe mobility issues or some other godawful thing ….. see how successful this luckless 64-year-old will be in navigating what, if any, options still exist for him/her beyond praying to live for another year.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        It’s awful. I’m so appalled right now.

      • yyyaz

        More like hoping for a quick, clean death before being shuffled into the hellhole, private “nursing homes” for the poor.

    • OrG

      THAT’S what a “Death Panel” looks like.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I really don’t know how they sleep at night. What kind of fucked up human do you have to be take away healthcare and risk the lives of millions.

        • OrG

          The kind of fucked up human that values money and power more than human life.Short answer:sociopath.

  • Hutch

    A special dedication on WGOP to all the Republicans who loathe women (I posted this before, but the Deep State didn’t approve or I’m once again inebriated). A shout out to DONALD TRUMP!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKksU7jldw

  • Say, remember that time when some Congresscritter asked for all the horror stories about evil, awful Obamacare and that worked out SOOO GOOD for her?

    Well, now Donnie Trump’s doing it on his fancy new website.

    Memory. How does it work, again?

    • therblig

      at least the white house can’t ask for money outright.

      my story:

      Obamacare turned me into a newt.

      I got better.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    So, I had to try “Perry Panther”:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5717d0695056252fc1df4bbd01486ba169734147502bf6b49d4c3324ab0ae33a.jpg

    Imagine how scary I’ll look in full Goth, eh? XD

    • BadKitty904

      Is that a pony necklace?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Yes! Spitfire in her Dress uniform.

      • TJ Barke

        Yes, it appears to be the leader of the Wonderbolts, Spitfire.

        • BadKitty904

          <– *looks at Teej*

          • Teej is an anarchy pony ^.^
            MY MEMORY IS GOOD DA?

          • sw19bunnies

            And yet I always confuse you *sobs*

          • Just that one time, shesh.
            And that other time also. And I think maybe the one time after that……

    • sw19bunnies

      What’s Perry Panther? And does it work every time more than 60% of the time?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        It’s the Black lipstick from Katy Perry’s “Katy Kat” line through Cover Girl. I’ve been wanting a black lipstick for forever, and I found this yesterday at Walgreens. :D

        • sw19bunnies

          Cheers! I wondered if the “Katy” was a false friend.
          BTW Have you tried Urban Decay? They do some decent gothy tones.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            I have not, but I’ll be taking a look for it, thank you. :)

            I already have Black nail polish, and lots of black clothes. :)

  • Bill D. Burger

    Uh oh…Another Republican showing the kiddies some Duggar lovin’!

    [Chair of Providence GOP Arrested for Child Molestation

    Roy Bolden the Chair of the Providence GOP and closely tied to Rhode Island Republican leaders was arraigned on Wednesday by Providence Police on charges of first-degree and second-degree child molestation, and third-degree sexual assault. Bolden was ordered held without bail.
    Bolden has deep ties to RI GOP chair Brandon Bell. At a leading GOP event in 2013 — the inaugural meeting of the Roosevelt Society, Bolden weighed in on GOP and family values.]

    http://www.golocalprov.com/news/breaking-chair-of-the-providence-gop-is-arrested-for-child-molestation

    • Jonny On Maui

      Yup. Family value. There’s no ‘s’. It’s the monetary value these cretins place on everyone. Fuckin’ slavers.

    • OrG

      Maybe we should send him some “thoughts and prayers”tm

      • yyyaz

        Spells and curses.

    • sw19bunnies

      *Banhanner Deflector Shields Raised*

    • Alan

      Bolden founded Legions of Christ Ministries in Providence, which has
      as one of its ministries People United for Change, applying the moral
      and religious principles of the group more broadly, to economics and
      politics.

      That should go well.

  • Bill D. Burger

    More Guns, Less Medicine: Trump’s Military Spending Binge Would Swamp Savings From Health Care Repeal

    [Zaid Jilani
    March 13 2017, 7:04 p.m.

    THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Monday, finding that the Trump-backed House Republican bill that seeks to repeal and replace Obamacare would save the federal government $337 billion over 10 years — at the cost of throwing 24 million people off of health insurance coverage by 2026.

    But those theoretical savings would be easily wiped out quickly by an also theoretical increase in military spending (est. $540 billion+) that President Trump wants Congress to pass.]

    https://theintercept.com/2017/03/13/more-guns-less-medicine-trumps-military-spending-binge-would-swamp-savings-from-health-care-repeal/

  • TJ Barke

    So what did Trump’s EO turn out to be today?

    • Puck
      • TJ Barke

        Did he chicken out?

      • SayItWithOtters

        It’s almost adorable that he thinks these things actually mean something. He really does think he gets to sit in the big-boy chair and make all the rules and everyone in the clubhouse has to do everything he says.

        • Puck

          Ayup. I think this line from that article sums it all up nicely.

          “Like many of Trump’s executive orders, the order sets a high-level policy but leaves the details to be determined.”

          • Jonny On Maui

            Ah details. I remember them. Hosted a lot of devil’s…

    • tapp_my_wire,please

      He expanded it to E I E I O and didn’t evict Old MacDonald off his farm.

  • Bill D. Burger

    GOP state lawmaker is arrested in Ohio on drunken driving and weapons charges ‘after he passed out with a loaded gun at a McDonald’s drive-thru’

    Rep. Wes Retherford, 32, was arrested in Ohio on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence and felony improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle
    Police say Retherford was spotted passed out behind the wheel Sunday morning at a McDonald’s drive-thru’, just hours after attending GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner
    Retherford is a retired US Marine and three-term lawmaker who also works as a mortician’s assistant in Hamilton, Ohio
    The self-described ‘very conservative, family values’ lawmaker is married with two children
    By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    PUBLISHED: 12:07 EDT, 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:25 EDT, 13 March 2017

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4309552/GOP-state-lawmaker-arrested-drink-driving-gun-counts.html#ixzz4bG2E4V6d
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    • Retired Marine AND 3 term lawmaker at 32?
      whut? Maybe medical retirement

      • Left Coast Tom

        …or, “retire or be discharged”…?

      • Bill D. Burger

        Overachiever? rotfl

        His biography states that Rutherford is a retired disabled US Marine Corp veteran who is married with two children, a son and daughter.
        Looks exactly like one would expect:

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/735e1721f61e18a921beb980e619b2165cf8ccb59de5855ab8222d660a42109e.jpg

        • medico retired then. Gets a nice bennie package for life. Might explain the drunkeness depending on the injury. Keep cutting the VA and people self medicate

          • Alan

            Pretty sure he drank excessively before his service.

          • I would not be that sure of that.

        • Michael R

          ” For 32 you don’t look so good Taffy .”

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Medically retired. This is a thing if you get banged up enough.

          • Tis what I figured. Never got the treatment he needed also

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Hard to say, but either way, he’s in a heap of trouble now. Not sure if you get both the retired pay and the VA disability benefit, I’m not well versed in all that. I’m on 10% disability for artillery ears, and receive a small check each month (a small fraction of what my 50% retired pay for an O-5 would be) and free hearing aids and batteries as a result.

          • New Co worker is retired military, medical. He is also a young. He gets Tri-care, himself paid for, his family at a discount, and a monthly stipend also, AND the GI bill (though there was some mess with that as they over paid him for some class and then he had to pay it back).
            Edit: In his case, his injury was a result of support within the country, not active. I think active duty injury may be more beefy but not sure

        • BadKitty904

          Yes. Like someone who shouldn’t be eating at McDonald’s.

        • Liberoid Ron

          This looks like someone Photoshopped features on a different, much larger head.

      • Jonny On Maui

        Section 8?

    • Left Coast Tom

      Were there any wetsuits and dildos involved?

    • Alan

      What, you don’t regularly pass out drunk behind the wheel with a loaded weapon in a fast food drive through?

      • Bill D. Burger

        “Gimme’ sum’ extra fries or the clown gets it!”

        • Liberoid Ron

          Damn, now I want fries.

    • tehbaddr

      I’m not saying he “works as a mortician’s assistant” for the perks but…

      • Liberoid Ron

        Remember Tom Lehrer’s Great American Novel?’ The story of a young necrophiliac who achieves his life’s ambition of becoming coroner.’

  • You gays sounds so much like the blacks.

    Also, I think this ancedote is proof that Trump really does just listen to the last person he heard/thing he saw
    Maybe we can infiltrate his bubble?

  • Sardonicuss

    If this is how the Republicans want to commit their much deserved and long awaited political suicide..so be it.
    It will kill thousands of people..but they do that every time they are in power – one way or another.
    I just hope to live to see the day they are deservedly tromped down forever.
    Dust bins and ash heaps of history await.

  • Here’s a story about something I was just thinking about last night. If he won so bigly, why come for are shows like Maddow and SNL getting such huge ratings taking the Orange Goon on? It’s because liberals are watching, and we outnumber them:

    For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On https://nyti.ms/2mA4z5a

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Sadly, a great many liberals don’t seem to think there’s much point in voting.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        They’re not really political liberals. Maybe they’re just apolitical folks who are either un- mis- or alt- informed about how the world works and feel powerless to affect change.

        Too simplistic? Cuz, I think we need to figure out why so many potential voters for Truth, Justice and the American Way don’t/can’t vote.

        • The ones who cannot can’t because they work 2 or 3 jobs and polling places are purposefully timed and placed inconveniently for the working poor.
          The ones who won’t are assholes and need to be told that since pleading with them to get off their asses does not seem to work. At least it will be more cathartic.

      • OrG

        Two things are constantly drummed into them: Both sides do it and your little vote won’t make any difference.

      • ltmcdies

        And if recent events haven’t given them a clue why that’s a stupid “think” is wrong… they are self involved and entitled.
        And untrustworthy

      • Jonny On Maui

        If your yearly income tax was doubled if you could not provide proof of voting…

    • BadKitty904

      Liberals AND moderates hate these treasonous bastards.

  • bookish

    http://nbcnews.to/2ngDZkE

    Under the Fourth Amendment, law enforcement needs at least reasonable suspicion if they want to search people or their possessions within the United States. But not at border crossings, and not at airport terminals.

    “The Fourth Amendment, even for U.S. citizens, doesn’t apply at the border,” said Callahan. “That’s under case law that goes back 150 years.”

    The ACLU’s Handeyside noted that while the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement doesn’t apply at the border, its “general reasonableness” requirement still does, and is supposed to protect against unreasonable searches and seizures. “That may seem nuanced, but it’s a critical distinction, said Handeyside. “We don’t surrender our constitutional rights at the border.”

    Customs and Border officers can search travelers without any level of suspicion. They have the legal authority to go through any object crossing the border within 100 miles, including smartphones and laptops. They have the right to take devices away from travelers for five days without providing justification. In the absence of probable cause, however, they have to give the devices back.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Osama bin Laden.

      FTW

    • sw19bunnies

      *quickly adds a slew of more yaoi pics and weird kinky linkies to my tablet*

      • I am going to take full frontal nudes of myself the next time I cross the border. Explicit ones. VERY explicit ones. But without a face because /not that stupid.
        Then I will happily hand them over my phone and watch very carefully as they scroll through it all.
        Many butt shots. So very. Many.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      pull your micro SD card, make sure you’ve backed up to the cloud, then hit factory reset right before you hand them the phone and flip them off

  • Courser_Resistance

    I’m watching Chris Hayes and I’m wondering where all this outrage about the ‘opiate’ crisis was when it was the inner city blacks being decimated by heroine addiction. Then it was all about ‘Personal Responsibility’ and R’s were good goddamned sure they weren’t going to spend a dime on the ‘junkies’ until they learned a little personal responsibility

    NOW, I’m supposed to give a fuck in a rolling doughnut that poor whites are crying about it? “But, but, but we NEED ALL the Treatment Centers in BumFuck, WV! We got nuthin’ to live for ‘cuz no JOBS.” Except they can’t even get the fucking shit jobs at the new prison because they can’t pass the drug tests.

    I’m sorry but, CRY ME A FUCKIN’ GODDAMN RIVER, POOR WHITE PEOPLE! You’ve shit on poor blacks for generations, but now that YOU’RE touched by crisis, you should get ALL the help that no one ever gave poor blacks?

    Yeah.

    • OrG

      They got high and misplaced their bootstraps.

    • davidhollenshead

      Their “opiate crisis” will lead to killing off more of us chronic pain patients, just like it did the last time.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Feature, not bug.

    • Left Coast Tom

      I’m kind of wondering why the “opiate crisis” is something just now noticed, when “meth” has been associated with “unemployed rural white” for what seems like a decade now. I mean, it’s not for nothing that “Sarah Palin” and “meth jokes” are a thing.

      • Jamoche

        Opiates hit people well off enough to go to the hospital and get hooked on that first prescription. Meth happens to People Of Walmart and turns them into Faces Of Meth.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        overdoses. Meth kills slowly, after it destroys your life. But Opiates leave bodies in morgues.

        • ZangoCrudmonger

          Even more so with combining opiates with trying to come down from a cocaine and alcohol binge. I think benzos can have a similar effect.

    • akryan

      The opiate crisis is a public health crisis instead of a crime crisis because it’s doctors and lawyers that are getting hooked on pain pills. With poor folk hooked on meth and crack it was about out of control criminals. And yes, even though it may be hypocritical of them to demand help, I’m a good liberal and I think that we should provide treatment.

      • Liberoid Ron

        Isn’t it lucky that well-to-do people can never be criminals?

        • sw19bunnies

          Well, occasionally we have to throw one to the wolves, but that’s just the price one has to pay to keep the rest of us rich whiteys on easy street.

          • Liberoid Ron

            We can always pick one with a furrin name, like ‘Madoff.’

          • sw19bunnies

            Zactly.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba804e5ea6357d61cbc74a312b33b57ac04a106635956d8d4bd62860672d6832.jpg

      For Wonkette the first step is admitting that we have a problem…with cake.

    • ltmcdies

      You know what you do when there are … no jobs… you leave
      As someone who had to move to improve life I got no sympathy for these types.

    • Brendan_M

      When white people get addicted to drugs it is because of economic anxiety. When black people get addicted to drugs it is because of absent fathers and low-hanging pants. That is just science.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      The irony is that with Obamacare, everyone had access to rehab. Not anymore, suckers in the red states! You screwed yourselves, AGAIN. Let the rest of us know when you get tired of shooting your own dicks off to spite us.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Bless their hearts!!

    • Jonny On Maui

      Heroin? Remember crack cocaine?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Opiate/opioid abuse in Appalachia is absolutely nothing new. (See, for example, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jun/25/usa.julianborger.) Heroin overdose epidemics are nothing new. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2000/10/09/northwest-heroin-use-is-epidemic/40a35079-8e33-418f-9351-412cf01e2948/?utm_term=.168bfa61bd97) They matter now because there are so few other moral panics for the media, cops, and politicians to push. In a panic, there is profit.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      You have to ask?

      #ALLLIVESMATTER (only if they’re white, Xtian GOP voters)

    • I agree with you 100% but it’s not just poor whites; it’s hitting the middle/upper classes hard also. When the local cheerleaders and prom queens start ODing, that gets the attention.

    • azeyote

      the opiate manufacturers are the main lobby fighting marijuana legalization – demand for opiates fall when marijuana is legally available –

      • Amazing how that happens

      • Courser_Resistance

        Of course they are. I’m a living example of using marijuana to relieve severe pain. Both of my hips were bone-on-bone and I used a walker to get around in my early 50’s. I had prescriptions for huge numbers of opiates for the pain. I found even when the pain was severe, marijuana GREATLY reduced my need for opiates. Even at it’s worst, I probably only used about 4 pills a day, when most people would take twice that much, at least. Granted, I have a fairly high pain tolerance, so I’ll put it into lifestyle terms. Rather than sitting zoned out on opiates, I’d putter around my little garden enjoying the sunshine, flowers and veggies. It actually kept me moving and positive, while opiates are depressants do the opposite. Post-surgery about 6-7 years, I now use it for depression and anxiety, but Colorado doesn’t recognize that use, though it’s under consideration again. Now it’s about tax dollars.

    • Panika MCD

      I’d be in the “fuck ’em” camp, but this thing is EVERYWHERE now. so call your state legislators and tell them you want the state to sign onto the interstate PMP compact.

    • Rags

      “You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

  • Rachel Book Harlot
    • BadKitty904

      Corruption, thy name is GOP.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        And they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.

        • BadKitty904

          That’s the part that genuinely fascinates me. The GOP has ALWAYS been the Party of Venal Hypocrites, but worked hard to hide that fact from their hayseed supporters. Now, they’ve cast off even that pretense.

    • Sardonicuss

      What is really frightening is how all in they are on this.
      They are either supremely confident that there will not be trials and retribution in the future ..because they control everything.
      Or they are supremely ignorant of what ends befell all those who tried this before.
      It is either a massive calculated gamble – or absolute naked greed and stupidity.

      • Liberoid Ron

        I know which one I’m pulling for.

        • Sardonicuss

          Oh I am pretty sure it is the later. I just don’t know that it won’t work regardless.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I really hope that enough Americans see the GOP for what they truly are now that we are able to take back the majority and stop this madness.

    • Suse

      Rachel’s reporting on this.

      • yyyaz

        And very well, I will add.

    • vh

      Hey PDR. Cut this entitlement.

  • Apple Scruff

    At least we’re keeping our side knows how to laugh (see comments).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5530cef6daa3c7d778deb00fd8ad540a562e0a4ad02ea893b88aadf18160ce63.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger

    From: White House site: “President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month”

    bwwwahhaahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Trump’s off-the-cuff remark: “I’ve heard that Suzy B. Anthony is doing tremendous things for you ladies!”

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Holy Shit! 0.0

    Not only was Trump right, B Barry Bamz has now admitted to wiretapping him! You have to watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LcP4R9_QkA

  • Panika MCD

    true story: one of my aunts was the wardrobe supervisor for Star Trek series from 1991-2005. but she hasn’t been my aunt that whole time. however, we do have a Deep Space 9 crew jacket kicking around somewhere that has never appreciated in value.

    • Scrofula

      Did she keep any of the man-skirts from the TNG premiere?
      Also I may know your relatives.

      • Panika MCD

        how the hell should I know? costume design may be what she’s known for, but it’s not one of the things I have in common with her.

    • Suse

      True story: I backed into James Doohan’s future wife’s car in a parking lot in 1973.

      • davidhollenshead

        Did you leave a note that read: “I’m only writing this note so people think that I am taking responsibility for damaging your car, so they don’t record my license plate number or call the police” ????

        • Sardonicuss

          “I thought your car was made out of transparent aluminum.
          Sorry.”

    • Bill D. Burger

      I believe I found a Tribble…..or one of the biggest dust bunnies ever, in the mud room out back.

    • beingreleased

      Was she your uncle from 1993-1995?

      • Panika MCD

        no, she didn’t marry my uncle until the late 90s.

    • therblig

      does she have any spare dabo girl outfits that need a new home?

      asking for a friend

      • Panika MCD

        don’t think so.

    • I’d appreciate the fuck outta that value, just sayin

      • Panika MCD

        I left you that Dama story.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Oh you people are sooooo’ serious! Sean “Spicy” Spicer Now Says Donald Trump Wasn’t Accusing Obama of Wiretapping When He Accused Obama of Wiretapping….YOU PEOPLE!

    He was just….uhhhh…you know….talking about all surveilance. Yeah…that’s the ticket. He did mean Obama when he said ‘Obama’; he meant the whole government during the Obama administration.
    Lighten up!

    [“I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election,” Spicer said on Monday, March 13 during a White House press conference. “The President used the word wiretaps in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.”]

    Uh…NO! You red-eyed, whining talking asshole. Not gonna’ fly. Won’t work, no matter how many alternative facts and narratives you and Smellyanne drag onto the stage to try to take the focus of what he really said.

    So ….Fuck You very much. Now__SHADDUP.

  • veska

    Donald Trump wants to hear your (negative) stories on how the ACA has impacted you! So drop him a line about how much better off you are: ://www.whitehouse.gov/obamacare-share-your-story

    • BadKitty904
    • WomanInThePersistence

      I got this email. What assholes they are.

    • Sophia

      The catch is at the bottom by the submit button, however I’m not sure where the White Hosue is.

      “By submitting, you agree to receive White Hosue emails about this and other issues.”

      • veska

        True, although it should be pretty easy to get rid of them. At least, I hope so.

        • Sophia

          Someone should submit “Why should I trust someone who doesn’t know something as simple spellcheck with my healthcare?”

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Don’t do it! I’ve been getting WH spam for months now. While it has some comedy value, and it’s good to know your enemies, on the whole I’d say it’s not worth it. Plus they don’t give a fuck what normal people have to say.

        • Sophia

          You’re our super secret spy. Hey! It was you in the microwave all this time!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Well, yes. But I am considering your toaster. It looks very high-tech.

  • Sardonicuss

    It really is like being dropped into the beginning of a dystopian movie you never wanted to see.
    …but there is no suspension of disbelief.
    They make everyone incredulous every fucking day.

  • Suse
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I’m sorry Suse, I just couldn’t deal with the click bait. I guess I’ve become used to the New Improved Wonkette Now With No Stupid Shit-ass Ads.

      come on Wonkers, pony up!

      • Suse

        In a protracted probe of fraud by Exxon Mobile, the New York State Attorney General revealed Monday that the oil giant’s CEO, Rex Tillerson, shielded his true identity by using an alias and a secondary email account to hide his discussions of climate change.

        Tillerson, who is now involved in talks about the Paris accord on climate change as U.S. Secretary of State, went under the moniker Wayne Tracker for about seven years, including in emails to the judge it the case. Tillerson’s middle name is Wayne.

        In a letter to Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York State court, and in a court filing, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused Exxon Mobil of failing to turn over all relevant documents in the case, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

        The revelation comes as Exxon seeks to shut down probes by New York and Massachusetts into whether the oil company misled investors about whether or not its business was being impacted by climate change, which for a long time it publicly denied.

        During discovery in the case, more than 60 documents were produced that included emails from Wayne Tracker without making it clear that was actually an alias for Tillerson.

        Schneiderman and his legal team discovered the Wayne Tracker connection, which led them to also learn there were thousands of other documents which had been withheld by Exxon from the lawyers and court.

        This is the latest scandal involving emails in the wake of the battle over Hillary Clinton’s use of email servers outside the government system while she was Secretary of State, and more recently revelations that Vice President Mike Pence used personal emails while Governor of Indiana. In both those cases, however, no alias was used.

        During his campaign for president, Trump said he doubted the scientists who claim human beings cause climate change. When he selected Tillerson as Secretary of State, Tillerson told Senators at his confirmation hearing that climate change was real but not an “imminent threat.”

        Besides Exxon’s effort to stop the state probe, the investigation is also being disputed in the House of Representatives. Texas Rep. Lamar Smith has claimed the state probes are improper because they seek to silence scientists who don’t agree with the widely accepted science that climate change is caused by human beings.

        The revelations also come in the wake of statements by the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, that carbon dioxide isn’t a primary cause of climate change, despite strong scientific evidence to that effect,

        It was also disclosed this week that Trump has not filled more than 40 positions in the government to be held by scientists, at least in part because he disputes what they have to say on climate change.

        Schneiderman said the state probe will not be stopped by the big oil company, climate deniers or pressure from Republican members of Congress.

        • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

          Better, thanks!

          It was also disclosed this week that Trump has not filled more than 40 positions in the government to be held by scientists, at least in part because he disputes what they have to say on climate change.

          Wait, not better, oh fuck.

          Thanks, President Bannon!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Be sure to address your postcards to the true ” president”.

        • yyyaz

          Hero of the Week nomination for NY AG Eric Schneiderman.

  • Daisy

    Poor George Takei.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Looks like George is doing OK!

      George Takei/Net worth
      Image result for george takei worth
      $12 Million Dollars
      George Takei is mainly known for his character “Hikaru Sulu” in Star Trek. His net worth is $12 Million Dollars.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Worth every cent.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        There isn’t enough money in the world for spending time with Donnie.

        • Daisy

          This is true. Okay, it *might* be worth the time spent if it payed for my rent for the next three years, because bay area rent is fucking ridiculous.

          • vh

            /sarc but you have freedom. /sarc.

      • Suse

        I thought his first name was “Mister.”

    • davidhollenshead

      Why didn’t he just kill Führer Trump and become a national hero ???

      • doktorzoom

        once more: Please review the rules. If you keep calling for death or violence to others, you’ll be banned. I’d rather not have to do that.

        — Dok Zoom, Yr Friendly Neighborhood Comments Moderator

    • Ωbjectifier
  • Puck

    I’m quickly running out of words to express the rage i’m starting to feel towards this guy…

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/fox-host-stunned-as-paul-ryan-calls-cbo-report-encouraging-what-would-you-be-discouraged-by/

  • Persistent Demme

    Just dropping in to see if T***p is still “president.”
    He is?
    RATS!!
    (Sorry, rats. I know that you’re smarter than him.)

  • vh

    i deleted my account yesterday. i even even deleted that email account. i could not last a day. all day today i kept reading wonderful non-comments. and the separation pangs grew. i finally gave up.

    anywho.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Welcome back!

    • sw19bunnies

      One of us! One of us!

      • OrG

        Gabba Gabba Hey!

      • tehbaddr

        Robble , robble! Here, have some canned chopped bivalves!

        • TJ Barke

          Monster!

    • TJ Barke

      Sucks once the codependency sets in.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    And here’s the White House. What a bunch of fucking liars, btw.

    “Obamacare has been a complete failure since the beginning, and things are only getting worse.

    Today, President Donald J. Trump held a listening session to hear directly from Americans who have experienced significant hardship as a result of Obamacare’s poor coverage and rising prices.

    President Trump wants to hear from hard-working Americans like you. How has Obamacare affected you?…..

    During the meeting, one woman revealed that she had her health insurance cancelled three times since Obamacare became law. Another attendee had her insurance jump from $17,000 a year to a devastating $52,500 a year for her struggling family, while yet another said her health insurance now costs more than her mortgage.”

    I utterly loathe Trump, and all of his stupid, stupid followers. Just saying.

    • Jamoche

      I know a lot of Californians who would love to have a mortgage cost the same as their insurance.

    • msanthropesmr

      Those stories are complete an utter bullshit

    • Villago Delenda Est

      That “listening session” was a total joke. Only people who said things Donny wanted to hear, and all of it negative.

      • Jamoche

        Normal day in the Darkest Timeline White House.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I am shocked to hear that.

    • Treg Brown

      I’m by nature very suspicious of people who insist on using their middle initial.

    • Yeah right. I would like to see this woman who had her insurance jump from 17k to 52k seeing as that would wai exceed the caps put in place for struggling families

      • tapp_my_wire,please

        She tired of sharing the waiting room with the riff-raff and bought her own doctor?

        • Seriously. I mean if they are going to make shit up, at least make it believable.
          What is wrong with It used to be 12k a year and now it is 17 or even 23!!!!!

    • Sophia
    • gah this makes me so angry. SMASH!! having spent the past 4 years in the trenches with this thing, i’d LOVE to talk to these people. to wit:

      1. you don’t get our insurance ‘cancelled’ unless you don’t pay. so probably she means ins plans and offerings changed. which happens every year in every ins market and is not the end of the world.

      2. i bet if you unpacked that 17K to 52K you’d find
      – the family qualified for tax credits (which also significantly increased to offset the premium increases) OR
      – the family could get an exemption from the penalty and not buy insurance at all (certainly not ideal, but was the status quo pre ACA) OR
      – was in a stupid red state that didn’t expand medicaid, so doesn’t qualify for tax credits b/c they are medicaid income but live in the aforementioned stupid red state and are therefore disqualified from tax credits (not making that up-citizens of states that didn’t expand and are under 100% FPL don’t get tax credits.).

      3. insurance costs more than mortgage: see number 2 above.

      we need a single payer.

  • Picabo

    I’m not sure how I feel about the Iditarod race. It’s not to the level of animal abuse as bullfighting …but. Well. Why do they do that?
    http://iditarod.com/

    • Suse

      Anything that stresses out (or kills) animals for entertainment is just wrong.

      • sw19bunnies

        Do you include the MSM and humans in that?

        • Suse

          Some of them, maybe.

      • Brendan_M

        Yeah, dogfighting or pro foot