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Mexico will definitely pay for it, but first the Democrats have to

As we’ve already noted, Donald Trump really wants a big legislative win to help make him look better before his 100th day in office. Maybe he can get it by blowing up health insurance. He needs a win. Or rather, another win, since he’s already accomplished more than any other president ever:

It’s a ridiculous media standard, and Donald Trump can’t stop talking about how brilliant his first 100 days have been.

Maybe — at the very least — he could consider it a win if he can keep the government from shutting down, which Congress can accomplish by passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) by next Friday, since of course there’s no real budget bill yet, and presumably there never will be again. There’s just one itsy-bitsy wrinkle: The president has decided that any CR bill absolutely must include money to fund the Great Border Wall, because didn’t you know he won the election and therefore is entitled to as many wishes as he wants?

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney explained how this must-pass bill simply has to have border wall funding in it, even though the wall is definitely going to be paid for by Mexico once the Trump administration can find a way to send Seal Team Six to seize and empty Mexico’s treasury.

Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview that “elections have consequences” and that “we want wall funding” as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week.

The former GOP congressman from South Carolina also said that the administration is open, though undecided, about a key Democratic demand that the measure pay for cost-sharing payments to insurance companies that help low-income people afford health policies under the Affordable Care Act.

So we absolutely must fund the Border Wall that was Trump’s campaign pipe dream, and maybe, if R’s feel like it, they’ll fund the premium subsidies that are actually written into existing law. And if Democrats say hell no to that madness, then obviously they’re the ones who are unreasonable.

Conservative TV Shouty-Man Hugh Hewitt explained how this works in a series of Tweets Thursday (we’ve chopped the three tweets down to just the words):

Several people pointed out to Hewitt that the Republicans actually control the White House and both Houses of Congress, but he wasn’t at all impressed, because Democrats in the Senate could still refuse to fund the beautiful wall Trump so clearly earned, and thereby shut down the government:

Terrible mean bad Democrats! It’s exactly like the government shutdown of 2013, where Barack Obama and the Dems demanded continued funding of the ACA, a law that was already in effect, so the Republicans shut down the government to make it go away, but because the shutdown didn’t end the ACA, it was Barack Obama’s fault. Now, the situation is exactly the same: Donald Trump wants funding for a thing nobody in Congress has yet voted on, and which polls show Americans don’t think is worth shutting down the government over, so if eight Senate Democrats won’t join Republicans in funding this last-minute demand from Donald Trump, clearly Democrats take all the blame for shutting down the government.

Or to put it more succinctly, it’s always Democrats’ fault. Don’t you sillies understand anything about how government doesn’t work?

We have a feeling Donald Trump may bend a little bit on this one to avoid headlines saying his last-minute demand for funding his border-wall folly ended up shutting down the government on his 99th day in office. Fox, Breitbart, and Hugh Hewitt will be very sad that the Lamestream Media won’t see it their way, but then, they probably think that anyone who refuses to go along with a perfectly reasonable request when a gun is held to their head is a pretty stubborn jerk who made the gunman shoot them.

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  • goonemeritus

    As the proud father of two white sons’ I of course was rooting for Trump’s success. I would love my boys to grow up in an American believing they too could be President. Trump’s aspirational story of growing up the son of a NY real estate mogul who was shuttled from one Prep school to another also hit home. The way he grew his business starting out with only 10 million in capital and a flexible approach to ethics is of course laudable. Whether Trump himself is to blame for his disappointing showing or whether society needs to admit culpability for the way we raise white boys may never be fully understood. That said I think it is time to admit this well-meaning social experiment has failed.

  • peteywheats

    WTF is S.C.? Security Council? Is Hair Furor trying to get credit for putting a bunch of nazis on the NSC?

    • Amy!

      SCOTUS

      • peteywheats

        OK, so he wants credit for Bitch McConnell’s racist theft of Obama’s SCOTUS seat.

    • cmd resistor

      Some are saying it means Supreme Court.

    • Nockular cavity

      South Carolina.

      Which I think means that he’s going to send the fleet there and nuke that place next.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    [D]idn’t you know he won the election and therefore is entitled to as many wishes as he wants?
    Right about now I’m really regretting that donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    • BloviateMe

      If you knew what he did to the pony you helped fund, you wouldn’t be able to sleep for a week.

  • exinkwretch

    Damn evil Demoncrats! It’s time we turned over Congress and the Executive Branch to the Party of Personal Responsibility and get to work fixing our great nation! Wait, what?

  • “M”

    Dear Rethuglicans:

    IF the government gets shut down because YOU refuse to agree to pass a continuation measure, and because YOU refuse to table completely untenable legislation you can’t possibly pass and you should have just left alone if you weren’t willing to work with Democrats to improve it (which you haven’t been for seven years now, so we shouldn’t expect anything different at this juncture) —

    IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT.

    YOU NEED TO OWN THAT.

    I’m not expecting you to believe it.

    I’m just putting this down preemptively for the record in case any other reasonable souls with brains are in doubt.

    • OrG

      Good luck with that. Although I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Mpeg

    Thank goodness Drumpfy has Huckabee, Chik-fil-A, and the ‘Murican Dream rooting for him!
    *slaps Donald on the back*
    I mean, who’s countin’?

    ETA: edited for trying to correctly spell Chik-Fil-A®

  • weejee
    • Contemplative Ron

      That is a thing of beauty.

  • canes_pugnaces

    I think people are being unfair to Presidented Orange; if the government shuts down it is Mexico’s fault. They were supposed to pay for the bigly beautifully wall. Don the Con told us so. Mean Mr. Mexico.

  • BloviateMe

    If Hugh Hewitt didn’t exist, it wouldn’t be necessary to invent him.

  • The Wanderer

    The GOP owns this, lock, stock, and two smoking barrels. They’re in the majority in both Houses, their creature squats in the White House.
    And Mulvaney can go piss up a rope.

    • Ill-Advised

      Double upfists for Jason Streatham mention!

  • Reality Killswitch

    Please, do not even take credit for the S.C. They used the nuclear option GTFOH!

    • weejee

      I was assuming S dot C dot stood for SC / South Carolina, Mulvaney, Joe Wilson…

      • Reality Killswitch

        Not sure why he typed it that way but it’s Donnie. No explanation needed.

      • I still think it does. He was accidentally admitting to massive voter suppression efforts and Russian hacking in SC.
        CONSPIRACY!!!!!!

    • Suttree

      Yeah, good job Donnie. I am sure that was really hard to get a note from the heritage foundation telling you who to nominate. Off for the rest of the week golfing, my job here is done!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    I want a donut, or maybe an apple fritter.

    Or maybe a chicken burrito.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      How about a hot pastrami and Swiss on rye?
      https://nutfreenewyork.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/img_51962.jpg
      Hurry over to Katz’s and you can have a bite of . . . oops, it’s gone. Never mind.

      • onedollarjuana

        There’s still the Stage Deli.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          I miss the Carnegie. Full of tourists, I know, but you can’t beat a sandwich that would feed a family of four.
          Also, the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center cardiac unit was conveniently close by.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    “The ridiculous standard of the first 100 days.” Nice. If I can’t live up to the standards for my job by which other people who’ve held my job have been judged, then the standards are bullshit. Totally going to use this pre-emptively on my next job evaluation.

    • BloviateMe

      I’m going to use it as a preamble to sex.

    • Suttree

      I mean really? I can’t just sit here and jerk off?

  • Oblios_Cap

    It’s always the minority party’s fault when any bill doesn’t pass.

    • Jurassic Ezio

      I suppose it stands to reason the “party of personal responsibility” would never actually take any.

    • weejee

      The GOP needs more fiber to help with the passing.

      • Suttree

        Maybe a good enema.

        • BloviateMe

          With fiends like these, who needs enemas?

          • mardam422

            Jason Chaffetz?

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Pence always looks like he needs one, badly.

          • Oblios_Cap

            Mother will take care of it.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      It’s true – by existing, they take up seats that would otherwise be held by GOPtards.
      The obvious solution is to make sure that fewer Dems get to vote.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Some “Keep Out, Messicans” and “No Trespassing-‘Murica” signs along the border would cost less and be just as effective as the wall.

    • Jurassic Ezio

      Guys at my dad’s work (it’s an auto garage and my dad is an immigrant, from Italy) overwhelmingly voted for Trump because “he’s gunna bring back da jobs and get deze illegulz outta ere ey go Trump!”

      Now they are all hysterical over the fact that he might mess with their pensions or gut their healthcare.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        If only there had been a sign he was unfit before the election!

        • Oblios_Cap

          That sneaky bastard – acting all sane and polished.

  • Suttree

    Wait! They are now saying that the 2013 shutdown was the GOP? Because the fucking way I remember it, that was all of the Dems fault also too! Revisionist motherfuckers! I am not even going to pull up any of the bullshit about how our poor veterans couldn’t go to see the Washington Monument.

    • Duke

      It’s a tough line. It was them if you liked and and someone else if you didn’t.

  • Anna Elizabeth

    But if teh Government Shutsdown, whom will be in charge of losing Carrier Battle Groups and dropping really big bombs?

    • Duke

      I can handle it.

    • theblackdog

      You fool, they never shut down the Military Industrial Complex. They’re always essential.

  • Mpeg

    Relax Donnie, it’s Friday, go get yourself some well deserved R&R at Mar-A-Lago. The answers are waiting for you there. You’ll polish up a be-aut-iful AND tremendous account of all your first 100 days in office after you just change, pack, board, browse your device en flight, disembark, manifest yourself toward MaraLago’s finest dining digs, and line up your next visit to the golf courses there.
    I bet you’ll have your accomplishments revealed to you like magic.

    • Vincent Ricola

      There’s nothing a burnt steak with ketchup from Mar-a-largo can’t fix!

      • Duke

        Don’t forget the chocolate cake.

        • Bad Tom

          It’s the BEST chocolate cake.
          Wars have started over this chocolate cake.
          ——-
          Ooops. That was a spoiler. Sorry.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    So his one accomplishment is picking a name off off a Federalist Society short list? Frankly, I’m surprised he was able to do that without fucking up — and I suspect Bannon actually did it.

    • I doubt it was a list at all. More like “you will pick this guy. Here is a list to make it look legit”

  • Jgb979

    “If you don’t know the basic rules of civics I can’t help you”

    I assume he’s talking about the filibuster?? Which is a historical procedure, not constitutionally mandated, and as we saw replaceable with a simple majority vote.

    Otherwise: how exactly would it be the Dems fault?

    • OrG

      Whatever the opposite of IOKIYAR is.

      • onedollarjuana

        INOKIYAD?

        • UnsaltedSinner

          BENGHAZI!!!1!

          • theblackdog

            EMAILZ!!!!!1!

  • Zonath

    And here I thought that the government shutdown officially started January 20, 2017.

    • Jim Johnson

      That was the kick-off of the government shitshow.
      Shutdown is the next “act”.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Shitshow, Shutdown, Tomato, Tomahto.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Effectively shutdown then. This next one will be financially.

  • Nockular cavity

    “Its 8th grade civics.”

    1) “It’s.”

    2) I really don’t think the congressional GOPers rise to 8th-grade level. Maybe 4th grade?

    • I do not think Hugh is even at that level.
      I guess…he does not get how super majorities work? See, Hugh, baby, if you have most the votes, you get to pass your shit!

  • laughingnome

    I’m tired of all this whining.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Jurassic Ezio

      (ME)xico

  • DainBramage

    Little Donnie wins or he’s taking his ball and going home.
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/mpfMDb6MB6EWQ/giphy.gif

    • NotReallyHere

      This is my favorite Trump gif. It encapsulates Trump perfectly. I always hope someone can find an excuse to post it. Thanks!

  • Jurassic Ezio

    2008 Wingnut: Stop blaming the previous admimistrstion for everything and take personal responsibility! You’re in power now and you have to fix it, lefties!

    *8 years later*

    2017 Wingnut: Teh librulz are gunna shut down the government! Look at the mess Trump inherited! It’s Obama’s fault for being so weak! He is leading a political assasination plot against Flynn and Sessions and Bannon! CONSPIRACY.

    • OrG

      Exact opposite,yet still wrong both times.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Also Wingnut whine:” You had the Presidency and both houses of Congress and Obama couldn’t get his agenda through. It must have really sucked!” Yeah….about that…..

  • memzilla Ω
  • laughingnome

    It’s getting to point where I wouldn’t mind seeing them shut it down because it may bring more people out into the streets.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Also too, I don’t remember learning that a president can’t nominate someone for SCOTUS in the last year of the presidency in my eight-grade civics class TYVM

    • Suttree

      We’re you home-skhouled?

  • Reality Killswitch

    Now the first 100 days is a ridiculous standard. But before he said “No one has done more in the first 90 days!” No more winning, please! I am so sick of it. If give you that one. You got that right.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      FDR set the “100 days” standard because the nation needed fast action in the wake of Herbert Hoover doing jack shit about the Great Depression. It’s been the media’s easiest narrative since then when talking about a new presidency, and it will not go away, because the Village is so very, very lazy.

      • Oblios_Cap

        The Villagers need to be lined up against the wall, with votes.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          No argument with me on that account!

  • wait! what?

    It’s Donald so he’s just moving the goal posts:

    Washington (CNN)On the 92nd day of his presidency, Donald Trump has decided the idea of his first 100 days in office as a critical yard marker is bunk.

    Just before 7 am eastern time, Trump tweeted this:

    No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!
    5:50 AM · Apr 21, 2017

    • Contemplative Ron

      Those goalposts have been moved so many times that they’re in some other teams stadium now.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        long past different zip code- we’re talking a different hemisphere

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        They keep moving the goalposts, and nobody’s figured out that Dampnut’s still playing golf, not football.

      • wait! what?

        Too true. They’re literally put of his league.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    How ironic that the government may be shut down because Congress won’t fund a wall Mexico was definitely going to pay for. I look forward to seeing Trump explain that one.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Blame the liberals. Blame Obama. Blame Hillary.

    • OrG

      He already has. It’s the Democrats’ fault.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Mexico will pay us someday, just like any of his other deals

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Hugh Hewit really needs to STFU.

  • Who gives a fuck?

    Absolutely none of the government shutdowns adversely affected the Republicans in the eyes of voters. The President or the more nebulous ‘Congress’ gets the blame and ultimately, if nothing gets done, the President will get the blame.

    • therblig

      i blame the government.

  • boyblue122

    Trump’s one major accomplishment that he mentioned in his tweet was really the work of the senate majority leader being an a-hole for a year straight.

  • azeyote

    old Hughy is consistent i’ll give him that – but even he should know that Trump could never pass a 8th grade civics test –

  • TJ Barke

    8th graders don’t learn about civics anymore, Hugh, thanks to cutbacks in public schools that republicans are responsible for.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      All the better to hornswaggle the masses, as far as Rethug assholes like Hewit think.

    • mfp

      aboslutely this^^…oh, and fuck hew hughitt

  • onedollarjuana

    Hugh Hewitt may have aced civics, but he clearly failed arithmetic.

  • Chadwells

    8th Grader LIBELZ!!!!

  • DerpyGurdyMan
  • mfp

    can we dispense with this whole the-new-prez-has-to-change-the-world-in-100-days thing?…first of all, the standard was set by an exceptional president (FDR) in exceptional times that required quick and decisive action in order to save the national and world economy…no prez since has had an exceptional first 100days, nor should that standard be expected…the only thing close was BHO acting to (once again) have to save our economy, and to call his accomplishments roosevelt-ian would be a stretch

    second of all, the 100-days thing is being taken more as a dare by this know-nothing sociopath trump, and he will do any idiotic thing in order to have a WIINNNN…something so ridiculously bombastic and out-of-proportion to what we need that it would take decades to undo the damage

    please, MSM, for duty and humanity….shut the fuck up about the first 100 days

    • Oblios_Cap

      If Trump wants to be remembered for having a great first 100 days, he should continue doing as little as possible to screw things up or plunge us into nuclear war.

    • Agreed.
      But you would think he would have SOMETHING to accomplish.
      Besides dropping a big bomb on a cave. And getting his hand picked by the heritage foundation judge pushed through congress.

      • mfp

        ennh…i prefer that neither he nor the hateful anti-human republican congress accomplish anything…i live in IL and many are pissing and moaning that the state govt isnt getting anything done…but the whiners dont realise that’s a good thing…the dem state houses are stalling as long as they can, (until new gov election in 2018), and i hope they can hold out because gov wrongway rauner will have us turned into KS in a heartbeat…nobody wants that

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    why the fuck does MSNBC continue to put this jackass on the air?

    • proudgrampa

      That’s what I’d like to know…

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      To prove that they are balanced, I guess.

  • mardam422

    If Mexico is paying for the wall, why do we need funds to pay for it in our budget? Asking for an amigo.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Only bad hombres ask that question, apparently.

    • Clyde Barrow

      They need the funds to pay for the hundreds of cases of eminent domain, which ironically, will be paid for by the taxpayers/landowners on the border who voted for Trump and his wall.

      I guess the moral of the story is that if you’re a conservative dolt intent on screwing yourself, use a double headed dildo.

  • boyblue122

    If Trump is worried about how his first hundred days are perceived, he must be really confident his Trumpcare bill is going to be passed

  • Marceline

    I just remember during the last shutdown how many righties were like “Meh. Who cares? The government is evil.” Now that they run it, a shut down is immoral.

    I hate the idea of a shutdown because I know that they hurt real people who need to know where their next paycheck is coming from but I think healthcare – and especially the wall – are the right hills for us to go all Les Miz on. I’ve been cautious about the “RESIST!! EVERYTHING!! ALL THE TIME!!” strategy for a lot of reasons but IMO, these two issues actually are the right place to draw a line in the sand.

    • theblackdog

      I just wish it would actually change the minds of the people who are more than happy to support things like the wall, or even that maybe, just maybe, the Republicans are bad at governing. Instead what I know I will hear from the right-wingers while I’m stuck at home as a “non-essential employee” is “Well the Dems are evil and won’t support the President!”

      • Marceline

        That “non-essential employee” thing is the reason I can’t ever really be gleeful about shutdowns even if it screws the GOP.

        • theblackdog

          Yeah, it’s just a crapshow all around.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    So Hewitt is saying that Democrats will shut down the government because they won’t vote like Republicans on shitty bills that the citizens don’t want. I think it is Hewitt who needs to go back to 8th grade.

    • jesterpunk

      They dont even have enough republicans to pass the shitty bill.

  • William
  • YoBunnyBunny

    Maybe he can get it by blowing up health insurance.

    OK, I initially read that as death insurance. Upon re-reading, the meaning is not meaningfully changed.

    Ok, back to the article!

  • jesterpunk

    Wait so they want a tax plan to pass with no democrats involved at all but want to blame democrats when it doesnt pass?

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/trump-no-longer-has-a-tax-plan.html

    The budget itself Trump sent to congress doesnt even have enough republican support to pass either the house or senate because it either cuts too much or not enough and it doesnt screw over enough people. But yeah its all going to be democrats fault the party that controls all 3 branches of government cant get anything done.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/capitol-hill-republicans-not-on-board-with-trump-budget/2017/03/16/9952d63e-0a6b-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html

    • TheBoatDude

      So it’s ACA recall II: Electorate Switcheroo

  • Oblios_Cap

    Trump has set the record for weight gain for a president in his first 100 days. I don’t believe Taft managed to gain 60 some pounds in that period.

    • jowgajen

      Possibly he’s just stopped wearing the spanx.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      Unpossible. He’s getting so much exercise every day on the golf course.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Must be all that beyootiful chocolate cake. Plus, riding around in a golf cart doesn’t count as exercise.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    OT, but the unemployment rate in Seattle is now half what it was in 2012, and down from a year ago. I guess all the dire warnings about raising the minimum wage were bullshit. Who would have guessed?

    • UncleTravelingMatt
      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        “Unemployment below 4% is bad because ____”
        –Rightwing ‘think’ tanks, as soon as they see this.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          The anti-15 people still can’t explain why there are more tower cranes in the I-5 corridor than in the rest of the country, combined.

          • Clyde Barrow

            Because it’s borrowed Chinese pizzagate money flooding in to help the libs who don’t want real jobs and because Messicans are going home because of Trump’s great wall and freedumb.

            Signed – Right Wing armchair QB know-it-all.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            An armchair QB not married to Gisele Bündchen.

          • Clyde Barrow

            Married to a cousin named Beth, and her endless supply of Hot Pockets, Mountain Dew, and American Spirit cigarettes.

          • Ricky Gay

            Little Debbie libel!!!

        • Anna Rompage

          Actually unemployment under 4% is kind of bad, as it means businesses likely cannot find the help they need, and inflation rates tend to go up when unemployment is this low…

          • Oblios_Cap

            That’s what the classical economists tell you will happen, and it does. But not for the reasons they say. Like most of Classical Capitalist Economics, the assumptions are shit.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          They hate it when the masses are happy. It causes them pain.

          Be happy and hurt a Rethug today!

        • Suttree

          Then we actually have to offer higher wages to get employees.

    • OrG

      They say this EVERY FUCKING TIME the minimum wage is raised,and it is wrong EVERY FUCKING TIME.

      • What, you tellin me if you pay people a living wage they can afford things besides just life and food and therefore contribute more to their communities and create even more jobs???
        WHUTTTT?

        • OrG

          Crazy innit.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          If the proles have enough to live decently, that means less for the billionaires. Rethugs just can’t let that happen.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Yeah, but I feel like we are headed for another bubble. Which is why I want to sell my house and head for NZ.

    • chazmanr

      Most educated people.

  • Clyde Barrow

    Hugh Hewitt might think he knows 8th grade civics, but he definitely doesn’t know how history, let alone how balance of power works. What a tool.

    • BMW

      He knows the rightwing version of history where the past was some golden age before FDR, LBJ, and Obama came along and fucked everything up.

  • JohnBull

    If we shut down the government, does that mean Ted Cruz and his Unmerry Men will vote democrat next time around? Seems to make sense if their principles mean anything.

    • chazmanr

      Cruz was the one who started the blame it on the Democrats bullshit. Just your usual GOP hypocrite. When the GOP shuts down the government, it is patriotic. When the Democrats do it, it is Muslim terrorism.

  • Mavenmaven

    If the Democrats are responsible for not building the wall, that will be to their credit.

    • Clyde Barrow

      It would be fiscally responsible as well, something the GOP hasn’t been since the Eisenhower administration.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    How dare the democrats oppose something the republicans want.

    • Oblios_Cap

      It’s almost like they take their jobs seriously.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Tangentially related to Trump’s whining about the media – here’s something I saw on Fox News while I was logging some time on the elliptical trainer at the fitness center. The cardio room has three TV monitors. These are usually tuned to CCN, ESPN and a local channel, with the sound turned down. If you want to listen, you plug your ear buds into the machine you’re using and then select which monitor you want sound from. Anyway, because some of our members are political underachievers, two of the monitors were tuned to Fox News. I did my best to ignore what was on-screen, but then a graphic popped up that got my attention:

    89% of Mainstream Media Hostile to Trump Administration

    Oh my, hostile. Why could that be, do you suppose? Why can’t everyone else be “fair and balanced” like Fox News? Take, for example, Yr Wonket. They refer to Trump as “shit-fer-brains”. So negative, so hostile! Shouldn’t they instead refer to Trump’s “fertile imagination”? That’s what Fox News would do. And clearly that must be correct, because Fox News editors get paid a lot more than Yr Wonket’s. Amirite?

    • Suttree

      And that is still too low. That’s like saying 89% disapprove of crazy man yelling under bridge.

    • TJ Barke

      Critical =/= hostile.

    • whitroth

      His brain won’t be fertile till it, being shit, has been composted.

      • Jonny On Maui

        I would not use compost that contained any trump byproducts.

        Pity the poor plants…

      • CindyinEncinitas

        Which usually takes about two months, so it’s prolly being reduced right now by the microbes. Shouldn’t be long before he melts completely, then we can throw him in the garden and make some use out of him.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I can’t wait for Chuck Schumer to read Green Eggs and Ham

    • TJ Barke

      He’ll probably actually understand the moral of that story…

  • Suttree
    • Anna Elizabeth

      Those are beautiful!

      • Suttree

        I know that the top one is at Stormking in NY State. I’m not sure if the bottom one is also. I keep meaning to go there.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          That would be amazing to see them in person. :)

          • Suttree

            My aunt lives near there. I’ve been meaning to go for years. It’s an entire sculpture park. That wall is one thing on I have no idea how many acres, but it’s big.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            OOh, I’d love to go someday. That would be wonderful to be outdoors with lovely sculpture and artwork. :)

          • Suttree

            It’s fun to at least look at what they have. Some stuff changes, some is permanent. http://stormking.org/ But mostly it’s wander and drive around and get stoned.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nice! One of my ex-GFs, our first date was to Manitou Springs, which is a little bohemian-style town in the mountains. We had lunch, and ice cream, and spent the day visiting art galleries and boutiques. It was lovely.

          • Oblios_Cap

            Did you pop over to Cripple Creek and ride the train? I lived in Colorado Springs -the local joke on the cable car to Pikes Peak was “that if you fall, it’ll be all right because you’ll fall on 2 springs” – the springs being, of course, Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs.
            The ride up to Manitou was always fun, with the promise of some really fine weed once we got there.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            We didn’t go to Cripple Creek, but R. was into Tarot so we hit a Head Shop to get some kind of bag that she likes to carry Tarot decks in. The Head Shop was awesome. Neither of us partake, but the people were friendly and they had lots of artwork and such that I enjoyed.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh, this is lovely. :) Thank you for the link.

      • Shucky Ducky

        There was a great documentary about his work that came out some years ago called “Rivers and Tides”. Incredibly beautiful and meditative. At least some of it is on youtube: https://youtu.be/YkHRZQU6bjI?list=PL089E21F43F513886
        Well worth the watch when you want to chill out and think about the creative forces of nature. Enjoy Anna Elizabeth!

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Nice! Thank you so much. :)

    • proudgrampa

      Nice wall!

      • Contemplative Ron

        Agreed.
        – Hadrian

        • MynameisBlarney

          Meh
          -China.

          • Too many exits
            -Germany

          • Oblios_Cap

            At many openings as the Maginot
            -France

          • therblig

            Something there is that doesn’t love it
            — Robert Frost

          • MynameisBlarney

            I can work with this.

            -Pink Floyd.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            You mean, “not as glorious and impervious as our Maginot line!….wait, what?”

    • Winston Churchill built a wall – no, really laid the bricks and everything
      http://www.travellinghistorian.com/churchp6.jpg

  • NotReallyHere

    “It’s 8th grade civics. If govt shuts down, it’s the Democrats who did it.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ab7b939dde7260f542b3322d93da50e6401b783529c489b2c11aa9bed2fb536b.jpg

  • Thiazin Red

    OT, but seriously go fuck yourself Bernie.

    “And we have got to appreciate where people come from, and do our best to fight for the pro-choice agenda. But I think you just can’t exclude people who disagree with us on one issue.”
    http://theslot.jezebel.com/bernie-sanders-defends-his-decision-to-campaign-for-an-1794536295

    ://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7b2935abb201b1adcd2df0741d2bb6bff571c057577dc7d931e50a60b8df612.gif

    • Claire

      That issue being, basically, whether women are human beings or walking incubators for men’s magnificent seed? That does not seem like a small issue to me, Bernie, I’ve gotta tell you.

      • jesterpunk

        But something something identity politics are bad and only focus on white middle class straight men. Just have to add again Fuck Bernie.

      • Thiazin Red

        And being able to control your fertility is a huge economic issue, but apparently women don’t count.

        • Makes sense really. According to lots of Bros I met last summer, women don’t count….at all!

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Well, all we really care about is trivial shit having to do with being skinny and keeping our man happy, so…

          • Oblios_Cap

            And learning new sammich recipes, or so I’ve heard.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      SRSLY I am sick of that Old White Man’s shit.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Most of the people that are “pro-life” are also “pro-a lot of other shit we don’t like” Bernie.
      Seriously dude.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        They’re anti-unicorn also too, and tend to take a rather dim view of drug-fueled orgies. Wet blankets and spoilsports, the lot of ’em.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Saaaay…
          You know who ELSE was anti-unicorn?

          THIS GUY!

          https://i.giphy.com/rGBz9DYzjuEZW.gif

          He was probably ok with the drug-fueled orgies though.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Well sure, but he’s not the best host. Stale Chex mix? PBR? You gotta be kiddin’ me. “Wealth and taste”- meh.

      • miss_grundy

        Actually, they aren’t pro-life they are pro-birth. There is a difference. Democrats are pro-life because we believe that children deserve to have shelter, food in their bellies and clothes on their backs. We also believe they should have health care so they grow up strong and get a good education so they become positive forces in our society. Those pro-lifers could care less about what happens to children once they are born until they turn eighteen and become cannon fodder.

    • jowgajen

      Repeat with me you old coot, “pro-choice is not pro-abortion, it’s pro-keeping-my-nose-from-out-between-a-woman-and-her-personal-business.”

    • It is so very progressive to give up your beliefs to accommodate people who disagree with them.
      Wait. What?

      • Thiazin Red

        Its totally cool to compromise, as long as the other person is a man who wants to oppress women, and not a woman with minor economic policy differences.

        • I am actually cool with compromise and consider myself actually pro-life (as opposed to forced-birth).
          As in, no death penalty, feed hungry people, get people life saving medicine, and I won’t personally be having any abortions.
          However, he is not speaking of compromise, but abandoning an issue he himself has no problem with because /old white man.

          • Persistent Demme

            I actually give Catholics and their pro-life agenda some slack because of this consistency.
            They are also anti-war because it is anti-life.

    • boyblue122

      Bernie trying to build that pre-civil rights democratic coalition

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      I find is exceptionally easy to exclude people who think I’m not a human being. I also find it necessary.

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Not enough fucking upfists in the entire internet.

        Fuck the rational hamsters (kinda looking at you, current boss whom I otherwise respect and admire) who kept saying this guy was a better choice than Hillary long after Trump got elected.

    • Jurassic Ezio

      Bernie
      What are you doing
      Bernie
      Stahp

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Behold your pure progressive, third party voting assholes.

      • Bullshit. There is nothing actually progressive about those asswipes.
        They’re closet libertarians who need to accept the fact they really are not that cool.

        • Jamoche

          Alas, they are Dunning-Kruger poster children and they will never figure it out.

        • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

          I agree with you about the Johnson voters. They mostly about the pro-legalization issues (And now they have Sessions to deal with. Great job, guys!). But I had several friends that went the Jill Stein route because Clinton didn’t pass their purity test on several issues. And also because they deemed it a “safe” vote (“The polls show she’s winning so this is the best time to vote third party to show our disdain for the party system.” Again, great job, guys!)

          • MynameisBlarney

            A person I used to think was one of the smartest people I knew was a Johnson voter.
            When he explained his position, he was no longer one of the smartest people I knew.

          • It isn’t about intelligence. It is about greed, pure and simple. I want what I think is coming to me because I am surely one of the good ones.
            If you start to question them about actual issues point by point, they start to turn it around. Because they don’t want to look bad!
            Begin with roads. Roads always stumps them.

          • Claire

            I dated a libertarian once. When I asked him about roads, he said that corporations would repair them because it was in their interests to not have potholes on the route to their warehouses.

            I think he was a little embarrassed about that argument even as he made it. Or he was slightly cowed by the “Are you actually serious right now?” look I gave him.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          Honestly? I think most of them are Russian trolls at this point. If not, they might as well be.

        • Claire

          This is true, but I’m starting to wonder if I wouldn’t rather deal with libertarians than Republicans. I mean, yes, we have a two-party system, but there’s nothing that says those two parties have to be Republicans and Democrats, and libertarians at least appear to believe that political arguments should have a rational basis, whereas the Republicans appear to have completely given themselves over to white resentment and Dominionist Christianity.

    • theblackdog

      Oh look, purity tests for progressive candidates are okay unless it’s an issue he absolutely doesn’t give a shit about.

    • Marceline

      This guy. I didn’t think I could hate him more but he keeps taking me to new places. He has the nerve to throw purity shade at Jon Ossoff then turn around and hump the leg of an anti-choicer who sponsored a bill and Mello is running for mayor of Omaha. If the goal is resistance to Trump, which of these races is more important?

      One good thing is that Bernie is now being seen for fake ass ally he is. Perhaps the more spotlight we give him the faster he and his “movement” can be sent to the Ross Perot-Ron Paul Home for Aborted Revolutions.

      • theblackdog

        Now if only the Bernie-bots would actually take their heads out of the sand and stop digging their heels in and claim that we’re just stupid Hillzbots or whatever the term is this week for not being as “pure” as they are.

        • Pickles

          i don’t understand why you all hate him. we are all on the same team. he is not your enemy. there are much more pressing matters right now. Bernie is more popular than Jesus right now and like Jesus he loves all of you :)

          • Lamashtar

            Bernie thinks I don’t deserve civil rights. Fuck him and his supporters.

          • Mike Steele

            Well, actually no, inasmuch as his team’s failure to get with the program after the primaries brought us to yet another revolting development.

      • Persistent Demme

        Met an honest Berner the other day.
        He actually LIKES Steve Bannon(!).
        It makes a certain amount of sense because they both hate pretty much the same people, and want to burn shit down.
        Now, I’m not saying everyone is like this, (one of my own daughters was a Berner), but the ones like this…

        • Marceline

          The overlap between Bernie and Trump’s “movements” is pretty frightening. That’s another reason Bernie’s got to go.

          • Persistent Demme

            I found him fascinating.
            Interesting enough to ignore the other Berners that were trashing Pelosi, (sorta as if she was Hillary), and arrogantly expecting everyone to agree with them.
            Oh, rich white kids and their white privilege!
            (And mommy issues.)

          • Pickles

            Favorable ratings from Fox poll:

            Bernie +29

            Planned Parenthood +25

            Warren +8

            Pence +4

            Obamacare +3

            Trump -9

            Ryan -10

          • Marceline

            Bernie’s the most popular person in a Fox poll. That doesn’t surprise me. Fox News lurves them some Sanders.

          • Pickles

            yeah that means he is popular with people who vote

          • Marceline

            It means he’s popular with people who hate the left.

      • Lefty Wright

        But a lot of the Berners are still calling him the savior of the Democratic Party. And using the grave mistake the party made of putting him in charge of outreach as an indicator of a totally new direction the party is taking. The problem is they really and truly think that everybody loves Bernie and his policies. Bernie is not a uniter, he drove a wedge in the Democratic Party that helped Clinton lose and many down ticket candidates lose. And he is continuing to drive that wedge deeper. He avoids a direct quote himself about his actions,but he allows his surrogates free rein to vilify anyone standing in his way. Just as he let the progressive social media continue their attacks on Clinton even through and beyond election day. He did nothing to disclaim those comments and articles and say he stood totally behind Clinton. Most of his campaigns after the convention keyed on his policies, not Clinton personally. While I do think the Democrats need to grow a backbone and stand up to Trump and the rest of the GOP, that does not mean I think the party should be razed and recreated in Bernie’s image. Apparently 4.5 million more people agreed in the primaries and 3.5 million more agreed in the general election.

        • Marceline

          At first I was okay with this unity tour if for no other reason I believe you keep your friends close and enemies closer but Bernie’s behavior shows that he’s in this for revenge, not unity. We’ve got to find a way to take him out. Personally one good way would be to start putting him in front of audiences made up of minorities. Whenever Bernie is forced to get away from his cult he implodes.

          • Pickles

            bullshit

          • Snopes Shop

            Exactly.

      • Claire

        I supported Bernie in the primaries, but I’ve gotten so disillusioned. Anyone who doesn’t see forced ultrasounds as a disqualification and then goes on to talk about economic equality is a person who’s talking out of both sides of their mouth. Forced birth IS an economic issue for women, and I can’t be on the team of anyone who doesn’t understand that.

        • Marceline

          That’s been the reason I continue to push back against Bernie’s trickle-down civil rights.

          If you can’t control when you have children, that’s a matter of economic equality.

          If you can lose your job or home because you’re gay, that’s a matter of economic equality.

          If you’re afraid to send your kids to school because Grandma is undocumented and might be deported that’s a matter of economic equality.

          Bernie wants blacks, browns, LGBT and women to sit down and shut up while he goes chasing after working class white guys who voted away their unions and health insurance.

          • Claire

            YES, this exactly. I feel like for all his railing against the Democratic party machine Bernie has fallen into the same trap they have, which is assuming that the straight white male Christian experience is the default, and everything else is a special interest group, and we have to take care of the default group before we start paying attention to special interest groups. “Trickle-down civil rights” is a way of thinking about the issue that I’d never considered before, but that’s exactly what it is – he’s assuming that if we just fix economic inequality for white guys, it will be fixed for everyone else by default. That’s just not how it works, at all, and it’s so distressing to me that he either doesn’t understand that or doesn’t care.

            In the end, Bernie’s just another white guy who can’t see past the filter of his own tribe. That’s so disappointing to me, but I guess I shouldn’t have expected better.

          • Lamashtar

            I’m questioning how progressive Sanders really is at this point.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Sorry, but the way you approach this is how that Kaine guy does. That he’s not going to impose his religious belief on others. That’s the standard for Dems.

      • Kaine, OHJB, several others

        • Thiazin Red

          Biden gave the one and only correct answer to the religion question during the debates. He has his beliefs, but he isn’t going to make other people follow them. That is it, the only correct answer.

          • Claire

            It genuinely is. Otherwise you’re just locked in an eternal war over whose religious beliefs are going to control everyone. The only way to win is not to play.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      In April 2012, Bernie wrote “We are not returning to the days of back-room abortions, when countless women died or were maimed. The decision about abortion must remain a decision for the woman, her family and physician to make, not the government.”

      My, how a little Twitter attention changes a person.

      • Claire

        Jesus, this makes me want to punch somebody with sharp pointy votes. He understands that back-room abortions literally cause women’s DEATHS, and yet he’s completely willing to back a candidate who thinks that doesn’t matter.

        Bernie, JFC. Stop, dude.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      This is who he is and who he has always been. I don’t know why his “followers” refused to see it.

    • Lefty Wright

      I wonder what his attitude is now on gun control.

      • Stulexington

        Firm grip and gently squeeze, don’t pull.

    • Pickles

      it’s hard to protect anyone’s rights when you keep losing to republicans.

  • whitroth

    Ah, yes, the Reptilians, the party of borrow-and-spend-us-deep-into-debt.

    • DainBramage

      I just go with borrow-and-squander.

      • whitroth

        Oh, but it’s not squandered. Just think of how their rich buddies got richer on alla that….

  • CogitoErgoBibo

    Lesser known items he’s demanding in the budget:

    More Ameros for the Press Secretary salary so he can hire BFF O’Reilly.
    Slumber-party housing at the White House for Ivanka “just in case.”
    A pony for Bannon, so he doesn’t hate Cheetoh daddy so much.

    • cmd resistor

      Who gets the pony? Bannon or Barron?

      • Contemplative Ron

        Bannon would push Barron down the stairs to get to it first.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Barron might put up a fight. We don’t know what that kid has been subjected to.

      • jesterpunk

        John Barron.

        • calliecallie

          Yeah, it’s weird he named his kid after his former alter ego, right? I had not thought about it until just now.

          • jesterpunk

            Even his kids names have to be about him.

          • Lamashtar

            He really really liked the name.

      • The Witch of Endor

        (singing as Ado Annie) I sure do feel sorry for that pony.
        .
        Don’t even try to watch the video in full screen (it sucks ) but it’s a great song and a great movie.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg5cwSBnyQU

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        D’oh! I mix up their names all the time. Understandable since Bannon has the impulse control of a child.

      • Lefty Wright

        Barron is still in Trump Tower. Despite his daddy being prez and owning (maybe) Trump Tower, I doubt if they can get by with having a pony there. So Bannon it is.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Every day in Trumpland the skies open up and a whole new cataract of ludicrous lies and Opposite-Day finger pointing horseshit comes pouring down so hard and fast they almost bury the torrent of ludicrous lies and Emailghazeees’ that came pouring down yesterday.

    And yet every day on cable news, people like that fucking Joker-face Hugh Hewitt are trotted out to look into a camera tell their bizarre and incompetent lies to millions of Americans. I’ll never forgive MSNBC to adding that hypocritical, Trump-ass-licking slimeball to their list of ‘contributors.’

    • Vecchioivan

      And that goes double for George Will.

      • Mike Steele

        Triple for Greta.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hewitt has been an utterly worthless sack of shit since the deserting coward assmalistration, when he claimed his office in the Empire State Building was on the front lines of the Great Mesopotamian Adventure.

      If only King Kong might have fallen from the 102nd floor as Hewitt was heading home from work…

    • Jim Johnson
      • Persistent Demme

        …and the fuckin’ NYT.
        With a few exceptions.
        (And no, MoDo, I’m not looking at you.)

  • HogeyeGrex
    • Bill D. Burger

      Just as with Obama for 8 years:

      Obama: “Could we….”
      GOP: “NO!”
      Obama: “Then perhaps…”
      GOP: “NO!”
      Obama:”Well, I’ll have to try something myself.”
      GOP: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaat??? Whaaaah! He’s so partisan. He won’t work with us. Whaaaaaaaaah!”

      • OrG

        That sounds like snark,but that’s EXACTLY what happened.

        • Rebekahhmurphy

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      • Goposaur

        Ken Burns couldn’t put it more succinctly.

      • Kgprophet

        After years of compromises to get the Republicans to accept the Obamacare bill, when the vote came down, they STILL all voted against it.

    • MynameisBlarney

      “Let me stab you just a little.”

      • YoBunnyBunny

        “Just the tip??? Pleeeeeeease.”

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Crystalclear12

    OK, if you believe the Democrats will get the blame then shut it down
    We’ll let the polls figure it out.

  • CindyinEncinitas

    The road to perdition is paved with Democrats who thought if they gave in on one thing, the Rthugs would reciprocate. And where has that gotten us? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17dd740f0949be22bd583cf28905bf1c711aa78cad09d0002f2d10fc930ca5d8.png

    • georgiaburning

      Perdition

  • BMW

    That’s kind of a dumb tactic to claim someone who disagrees with you knows less than a middle school kid, given who Hewitt is defending here.

  • Suttree

    OT: I spilled a drink in my wireless keyboard the other day. Now half of my keys stick. I’m thinking about pouring either isopropyl or nail polish remover into it. Yes I do have another wired keyboard if this doesn’t work.

    Thoughts?

    • TJ Barke

      Do eeeet.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Iso and a match. Fire cleans…

    • OrG

      Don’t spill drinks.

      • Suttree

        Too late for that!

      • Jonny On Maui

        Do you know who you’re responding to? ;-)

    • Acetone will melt plastic.
      May want to consider the iso, or even some hydrogen peroxide, or gently prying the keys up and doing ol’ warm water on a q tip instead

      • Suttree

        Too many keys are stuck. I need a one time fix for everything. I don’t think that hydrogen peroxide with break down booze and juice. I’ll go iso then!

        • Oblios_Cap

          Gin & Juice libel!

        • jowgajen

          Keycaps probably pop off. Try prying one with a small flat screwdriver.

          • Suttree

            That’s just it. It’s like half of the keyboard. I would rather throw it away than do that.

          • Oblios_Cap

            I’d replace it with my spare. Seriously, I must have three sets around the house between buying cordless ones and having old desktops die.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Depends on the keyboard. The keys on my Logitech take 15 minutes apiece to reassemble; it works fantastically only because of all the tiny moving parts that hold them down.

        • Jenny

          Hydrogen peroxide is used in “bleach free” bathroom cleaners, so I am sure it will work on juice.

        • New keyboard then. Solves everything!

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Dishwasher, top rack. Let it dry for a day or two and you should be good to go.
          Meanwhile, a cheap USB spare, which you have, or can be found in half of the closets in the country. (Including mine, if you’re really in need.)

          • Suttree

            I think I smoked it with the isopropyl. It might just need to dry out for a few days. Whatever. Either my idiot idea would work or it would be trash. But I am not typing with sticky keys!

    • AndyC316

      Get a Lysol wipe or similar (if you have) and kind of fold up so it goes between the rows of keys and just wipe it up. If it’s super fucked, maybe try popping the keys off and cleaning under them?

    • jesterpunk

      Do you have distilled water? That would be your best option unless you want to take the whole thing apart and wash it.

      • Suttree

        Hell no. I have another keyboard.

        • jesterpunk

          Distilled water then so it doesnt short anything out, or just throw out the keyboard.

          • Suttree

            I don’t have any and I don’t feel like going to the store. I’m gona go with iso. I fthat doesn’t work, then I’ll toss it. I should find and check that key board first though.

          • jesterpunk

            Good luck.

          • georgiaburning

            Vodka will work too, the cheap stuff is good for things like this.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Well get to spilling again son!

          • Suttree

            Im off. BRB!

    • Jonny On Maui

      I have some thoughts. Dirty, dirty thoughts…

      • Vecchioivan

        Do tell . . .

        • Oblios_Cap

          I’m intrigued and would like to subscribe to your newsletter…

        • Jonny On Maui

          There’s nothing like a sandy, soft bottom…

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Maybe try dipping a rag into iso, and rubbing the damp rag over the keys first. If that doesn’t work, you could still try a pour.

      • puredog

        I would go further, and hold the keyboard in mid-air so that the keys are facing the floor, before I did that. Getting any liquid into a keyboard seems like something worth trying to avoid to the extent possible.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          Yeah, good thought.

    • mancityRed6

      that’s how I made my last chromebook keyboard essentially useless. I had to use an on screen keyboard to type most anything in the middle for at least half a year.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      NP remover will nicely glue all the plastic parts together.

      • Erala Contratista

        Never mind what it does to your nails!

    • mfp

      $5 and a trip to any thrift store

    • TheBoatDude

      Take the battery out first.

      • Suttree

        I did. Right before I ruined it and threw it in the trash. :)

        • TheBoatDude

          Did you let it sit before trying to restart it? Need to let the IPA (2-propanol to science geeks) vaporize before you hit the go switch…

  • Chadwells

    OT: WTF?!? Seriously? Man, STFU and just go away, asshole!!! (Daily Mail…grain of salt…but still)

    “Rachel Dolezal tells South Africans she is ‘trans black'”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4425214/White-Rachel-Dolezal-tells-South-Africa-trans-black.html

    • AndyC316

      Ppl like her are why I’m totally fine with an asteroid hitting and wiping us all the fuck out

      • Chadwells

        For real. She fucking sucks.

    • MynameisBlarney
    • Jamoche

      Fred Clark linked to an article that I read only because he linked to it – I’d been ignoring her because famewhores need to be starved of fame, it’s the only thing that works – where she’s interviewed by a black woman. Turns out she grew up poor. Aww, poor baby. She really comes across as a variant of the actor who said, in all seriousness, “I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No” – another believer in the myth that Those People are living it up on public assistance, instead of being just as poor as the white people who are complaining, with the added burden of prejudice.

      So as I suspected, I have absolutely no sympathy for her, and she needs to grow the fuck up and get over herself.

      http://www.thestranger.com/features/2017/04/19/25082450/the-heart-of-whiteness-ijeoma-oluo-interviews-rachel-dolezal-the-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black

      • Gee, I grew up poor, and I’d like to be trans Canadian, but the Canadians keep insisting that I actually immigrate there. Tsk.

      • H0mer0

        (I like her (Ms Oluo’s) writing. It’s easy to read and she is succinct)

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Like Navin Johnson??

    • HazooToo
    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Not until she gets the melanin implants.
      On the bright side, picking the right bathroom is no longer a problem (whether or not Jefferson Beauregard likes it.)

  • The Witch of Endor

    You know what would be cool? If the Democrats could shut down the government until after the 2018 mid-terms.

    • CindyinEncinitas

      I think Drumpf has it pretty much shut down now. It’s kind of a neutron star of a government at the moment.

    • Indivisible Snark Tank

      Call it the “Garland Rule” shutdown. Let the voters decide, especially in what I hope is the last year of Dampnut’s presidency.

    • theblackdog

      Please no. I don’t have a 1.5 year emergency fund.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Use your bootstraps. I hear they make a nice stew.

  • Jamoche

    Both my parents were feds – IRS and Customs. The RWNJ stepdad was also Customs. I remember tense days when the budget hadn’t passed and paychecks weren’t arriving. But I still really really hope that there is a short shutdown just so the stepdad, who said he was voting Trump in the hopes of getting more retirement pay, has to miss a retirement check or two.

    (It’s only a short-term hit on everyone; once Congress got its act together all the back pay arrived promptly. Still.)

    • Chadwells

      A painful “told you so”….but necessary to make point. I get it.

    • theblackdog

      That might depend on how his retirement checks are scheduled. If they’re scheduled at the same time as the working fed pay periods, he’ll get one right at the beginning and won’t miss one until the 10th

  • laughingnome

    I saw some pundit – that jerk who’s an ad guy – on Morning Jerk this morning asking Maxine Waters to work with Trump for the sake of her constituents. She said, paraphrasing, fuck off, her constituents agree with her when taking a hard position against Trump (she thinks we should impeach the klepto-treasonrat). It’s time to just buck up Dems and say no we will not work with these assholes. We may assist them after they are in jail to rehab but not until.

    • Lamashtar

      I do love that Democrats seem to be grasping that they’ll be primaried if they don’t play hardball with the Republicans.

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    Aren’t there a few aircraft carriers we can locate and drag onto the border lined up bow to stern?

    • Jonny On Maui

      Just sail ’em up the Rio Grande and park them on the north shore…

    • Vecchioivan

      Maybe that’s where that vast armada is really going.

    • Probably all the Gerald Ford class is good for anyway

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        “It’s unsinkable”, they say. Nobody’s ever said that before.

  • maxneanderthal

    Who says you have to have a government? The Belgians didn’t have one for months quite recently. However, the small but critical difference is the payments kept on flowing. Those pesky gubmint employees!

    • theblackdog

      Yeah, that won’t happen here. Many had to either work for free during the last one (until back-pay was approved) or were declared “non-essential” so they were stuck at home until they knew if they could go back or not.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Well, what can you expect from those Flemish and Walloon types?

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        We have phlegmish and off-the-wall loons here. Not the same thing at all.

  • jesterpunk

    Harry: Alright, pop quiz. Airport, gunman with a hostage.
    He’s using her for cover. He’s almost to a plane. You’re one hundred
    feet away.[Jack doesn’t respond]

    Harry: Jack?
    Jack: Shoot the hostage.
    Harry: What?
    Jack: Take her out of the equation. Go for the good wound and he can’t get to the plane with her. Clear shot.
    Harry: You’re deeply nuts, you know that? “Shoot the hostage.” [chuckles]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzqVy69Hxzo

    Yes I know its a dumb movie but the GOP and Trump “negotiations” remind me of this scene.

    • If you use that 50 cal sniper rifle, you can take them both out with one shot. Of course, survivability is not an option.

    • mancityRed6

      100′ away and you can get a “good” wound means you have more talent than a lot of people with a pistol.

      • jesterpunk

        But good guys with a gun are better shots then anyone, they just need to say the magic words when they buy their guns. “I am a good guy with a gun” then magically they can shoot better then any trained sniper and never miss, if they do then they where bad guys with a gun and there is nothing you can do about it.

        • mancityRed6

          well that explains why I can’t hit anything from 20′
          that, or I’m right handed and left eye dominant so I was always aiming just to the right of everything.

        • VirginiaLady

          ONLY if they are wearing a white hat and have a dancing horse.

          • jesterpunk

            I always forget that part of the “good guy with a gun” superpower rulebook. Guess its a good thing I dont own a gun.

          • VirginiaLady

            You should get your decoder ring recalibrated too. Don’t want to miss any important secret messages.

          • jesterpunk

            Mine only says “Be sure to drink your ovaltine”

            https://i.imgur.com/Q3IYT.gif

          • theblackdog

            Son of a bitch

          • Ill-Advised

            Which they are riding at the time.

  • Lefty Wright

    Speaking of having a gun to your head, Trump is considering banning waivers for people seeking asylum in the US if they have been found to fund terrorist organizations. Which sounds fine, until you hear some of the things that, even under Obama, were considered funding terrorists. If you or a family member were kidnapped and threatened with death unless a ransom was paid, you funded terrorists. Even if they still promised to kill you later if you didn’t keep paying protection money. That terrorism lover Obama started allowing waivers in some cases if you passed other security checks. Trump ain’t gonna let them weaselly terrorist funders get by with that no more.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-04-21/trump-administration-may-change-rules-that-allow-terror-victims-to-immigrate-to-us

    • HazooToo

      Fabulous. “You’re a victim of terrorists, which is why you want to come here, but you’re a victim of terrorists, which is why you can’t come here.” Great logic.

      • Sakonyachen

        It is great logic, if you hate brown people.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      ISIS sells oil into the international markets (because, we are supposed to believe, nobody at a refinery would ever think to ask where it came from, and oil tankers are so easy to sneak around with), so if you buy gasoline, you’re funding terrorists. I wish somebody would mention this to Il Douche the next time they fuel up Air Farce One.

      • Finnabar87

        The oil industry is one of the most corrupt businesses on the planet.

        Oil taints anyone it touches, being so oily.

    • Mike Steele

      Ivanka opened the terrorist money-laundering faux unoccupied building in Azerbaijan (sp?). Guess she’s outta here post haste!

  • Bitter Scribe

    Hey Hugh Hewitt: Trump’s “central campaign promise” was that Mexico would pay for the wall. He didn’t say anything about the U.S. fronting the money and hoping Mexico would eventually pony up.

  • mancityRed6

    Since there are a lot of Republicans with constituents (a lot of them local, I know) in the areas where the wall would most likely be built–hang on, I’m getting to it–who have come out in opposition to the wall, will there be a lockstep vote or will there be defectors?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The gov’t merely has to seize land from Texans . . . what could possibly go wrong?

      • mancityRed6

        and here they were scared shitless over Jade Helm and FEMA camps

        • Some Texans would be left on the Mexican side of the wall due to topography and stuff. I don’t have a citation handy but I probably read it on Salon, HuffPost or Alternet or Raw Story cause I read or at least scan the daily briefs. Also, it would entail eminent domain to take property from citizens on the border.

          • mancityRed6

            some of them, some of they’re property already is thanks to Bush.

          • Robert James Nugent

            I saw the same bit. Trump voters stranded in Mexico by the wall. Hilarious.

          • TheBoatDude

            That’s it. We’re banning topography!

      • Sally Mushrush

        “Come and take it ” A quote from Texas history.

  • georgiaburning

    Can’t Trump pay for the wall himself and then sue Mexico? He said he’s never lost a lawsuit.

    • AJ Milne

      If Trump agrees to pay for anything, insist on cash, and count it carefully.

      • Don P

        Cash UP FRONT

  • anon_the_great

    Fuck Hew Hewitt, MSNBC’s Affirmative Action poster child for stupid man-babies. This spawn of sewage and cousin fucking has been wrong about everything that has ever fallen out of his upper-most hole for the span of Time. God I hate that dick.

    • mancityRed6

      some say Hugh Hewitt was born from the vast recesses under the outhouse Jerry Falwell lost his virginity in.

    • i literally have no idea who this person is.

  • SayItWithWookies

    I want to see a part of the CR that states work on the Glorious Beautiful Wall can’t begin until funding arrangements with Mexico have been finalized.

    • jesterpunk

      “Hello Mexico? We have a collect call from Donald Trump.”

      “Hello is anybody there?”

      “The call seems to have dropped”

      Trump: I guess i will just send them a bill in the mail

      Mexico: LOL nope we are not paying the wall sucks and we are not satisfied with it.

      Trump: Steeeeevveeee mexico is being mean and wont pay for the wall I said they will pay for. Make them pay (waaah wahh waaah)

      Mexico : We still are not paying and if you send Bannon we will send him right back.

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Knowing some of those characters, not necessarily in one piece.

      • TheBoatDude

        Hello?
        Direct call to Mexico from Mr. Floyd, do accept the charges?
        He keeps hanging up!

    • Dems should totally troll that. Tack it into the budget as an amendment.
      Watch the GOP twitch

    • phoenix00
  • BMW

    Invariably in these cases, the public blames whichever side attached the unrelated or controversial measure to the continuing resolution ends up taking the blame, because the public knows that’s who turned the matter into a battle over an issue that would be better decided without risking a national crisis. Because duh.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Trump promised during his campaign that because he was the best deal maker- the very best- that he could solve problems that nobody else could solve. Ends up dealing with Congress is not like bullying small contractors. As a matter of fact, Democrats get more support from voters when they stand up to Trump.

  • honeywest

    We’re not paying for the Wall. If govt shuts down, it’s TRUMP who did it and it will screw over poor people once again.

    • phoenix00

      Mexico’s not paying for it either.

      So how’s the wall getting built? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

      • Mike Steele

        Ideally, w/Sessions in the cornerstone.

        • phoenix00

          Can I toss Tillerson, Mnuchin, and DeVos into the same cement mixer?

          • Mike Steele

            You betcha – and don’t forget Price, Pruitt and evil Mick Mulvaney.

          • phoenix00

            Oh how could I possibly forget? Now I think we’ll need a bigger cement truck.

      • Sakonyachen

        Have you guys started building a wall yet? You may need one for us.

        • phoenix00

          We only need our badass Prime Minister and equally-badass Defence Minister to keep the Undesirables out. The cold will take care of the rest.

          • Sakonyachen

            Ha! They can’t stop me!

            The guy at the border who saw the DUI on my record did however. I will have to avoid him in the future.

  • Jack Rogue Tenhet

    Yeah, elections have consequences, but so do unrealistic campaign promises, Every politician makes promises that simply aren’t politically possible. The rubes eat that crap up and, sometimes, the candidate can get swept up in the wave of it all and blurt out some inane promise they didn’t even intend to articulate. Once elected, a smart politician self-corrects for it and moves on.

    Then there’s 45. He’s not smart. He’s not a politician. He’s a giant infant, crying and moaning anytime he doesn’t get his way. He’s just not cut out for this gig. He doesn’t have the stomach or brains for it and it’s starting to show.

    Hugh Hewitt should be reminded that, while he won the election, he lost the hearts and minds. He is not a popular president. Politicians are starting to distance themselves from him. It’s also important to point out to Mr. Civics up there that representatives serve the will of their constituents, not a president who couldn’t even garner the popular vote.

    If Senator Rightwing from Fuktussle, West Dakota got elected with the promise of doing one thing and the president wants to do another, then Mr. Senator had better remember who sent him to Washington in the first place and act accordingly. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

  • miss_grundy

    The Dems should place fart bombs throughout the floor of the House, leave and lock the doors and let the farts go off. It is what the Republicans deserve–without the votes.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      {eating beans as we speak}

  • Pickles

    if there is a government shutdown it’ll be obamas fault. or killery’s

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Why not both?

  • mailman27

    He “promised” that Mexico would pay for it. Why does it need US funding?

  • Internet Hitler

    Don’t they understand that he’s a star and can do whatever he wants without even asking?

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    Trump led call and response sessions saying who was going to pay for that wall…Congress should authorize but not allocate. Make the pig live up to his promises…

    • Mike Steele

      Once authorized, Cheeto will rob money from every worthwhile dept./program via EO. Say no to wall until check from Mexico has cleared.

      • Authorize only one dollar for it.

  • h4rr4r

    They need to troll hard.
    Democrats must demand that the wall is only built with Mexican money.

  • beatbort

    “If you tell a lie
    big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
    The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people
    from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus
    becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress
    dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,
    the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”-Joseph Goebbels

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Could have been a quote from Orwell.

    • Thorn Spike

      Is that you, Kellyanne?

  • Stulexington

    “It’s 8th grade civics. If the government shuts down, it’s the Dem’s fault” it’s right there in the “because we say so” chapter.

  • Paperless Tiger

    The way I heard it, even Trump’s supporters had reconciled to the fact that Trump’s wall was just symbolic (read bullshit). Trump has nothing to lose with his fans, and everybody else will still hate him anyway. He’ll cave.

  • Vorhees

    I don’t recall “Democrats, and only Democrats, specifically Senate Democrats, can shut down the government whenever they want” from my 8th grade civic class. I must be stupid.

    • BMW

      Let’s just blame Common Core.

  • BadKitty904

    Good.

  • Me not sure

    By definition a continuing resolution continues funding at the same level as the year before for already approved budget items and departments. No one has previously approved any funding for Trump’s new wall. If the Republicans can’t, or won’t, come up with a complete and passable budget through cooperation and compromise with the Democrats they should pass a clean continuing resolution or the Gov’t shuts down. How in hell is it the Democrats fault if they fail to accede to new spending for a program that they oppose in a continuing resolution? It is nonsense.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      When it comes to the GOP, everything that goes wrong is entirely someone else’s fault. The only thing they are good at is placing blame.

      • Me not sure

        If think that they would be good a taking credit, if they ever did anything worth taking credit for.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    I’m gonna love a government shutdown during Trump’s first 100 days. The shutdown will probably extend over May Day, which makes my heart all red and warm

  • Robert James Nugent

    It’s 8th grade civics? Could this guy get more condescending? If Senate pubs want something bad enough they can pass it with simple majority. See Gorsuch, Neil.

    Btw I’d love to here what HH sounds like off stage. Probably mimics the Situation from Jersey Shore.

    • Snarkbot 9000

      Holy shit I would drop dead where I stood if I ever got to witness something that utterly ridiculous.

      Hugh Hewett: Staten Island first! Whoooo! Get me a red bull and vodka!

  • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

    Saw this post, and it immediately reminded me of Alex Jones; he looks like the wombat, and the Ballarat Wildlife Park sounds like where his current “massage” therapist wife worked!
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/death-of-patrick-worlds-oldest-captive-wombat/8454474

  • bluicebank

    No one believes Donnie’s threats anymore. Not the GOP, not the Dems, not the sanctuary cities, hell, probably even Crazy Man Kim Jong-un is starting to realize the man with a worse haircut thinks a carrier task force 3,500 miles away in another ocean heading the other direction isn’t about to seize the Pueblo.

    Now, had we hired an actual Spanish armada of galleons and galleys to ’round Cape Horn, up the Pacific into Namp’o Harbour, …. well THAT would put the fear of god into the bastards. But no.

    • yyyaz

      I miss wearing my eye patch, sigh.

  • Panika MCD

    in the prior scenario, it wasn’t even all of the GOP, it was a number of dumbasses who bought into Ted Cruz’s messiah complex. it seems to me like if Congress passes a CR and Tsarina Short Fingers doesn’t sign it, it’s all on him.

  • Mack N. Nietzsche

    The Repulsives have always been able to keep to the message. This time around, the Democrats should just say “The Republicans shut down the government” and keep repeating it as many times as necessary. No embellishments needed. Go on TV and say “The Republicans shut down the government” over and over and over.

    • glynnis bugati

      They refuse to do things like this.

      They couldn’t sell water in the desert.

  • The Librarian

    Jon Stewart’s tome on Democracy Inaction needs a new chapter.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I think its dawning on Trumpy that its easy to give a speech and promise something. Its another to actually do it. Trump has no exprience or understanding on how goverance works. He geniunely believes that the president can snap his fingers or issue a Executive Order and it has to be done. It would be funny if it wasnt so fucking depressing.

    • phoenix00

      How many of his campaign “promises” has he already backpedaled on? NAFTA? NATO? China?

      • Alexander Stallwitz

        ALL OF THEM, KATIE!

      • pianoplayer1

        Health Care? Who knew it was so hard? Wah!

  • Rebekahhmurphy

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  • SeeTrain65

    Now that’s the kind of sharp political knowledge and clear thinking Hugh Hewitt is known for.

    You know, the kind that doesn’t exist anywhere in reality.

  • freakishlypersistent

    Hey MSNBC, if you insist on giving the shouty wingnut crank Hugh fucking Hewitt a seat at the table, how about a John Fuglesang or Steph Miller for , you know, “balance”? Fuckers.

  • eastcoastlib

    Will there still be cake?

    • phoenix00

      No cakes we like.

    • pianoplayer1

      I am about to make a Whipping Cream Pound Cake.It will be so good, you will slap your Mama!

      • Chris

        Ah honey, I don’t need an incentive to slap my mom’s. I’ll dig her up and do it for the grins.

      • Carole

        Show us the pound cake.

    • Sakonyachen

      The cake is a lie!
      The cake is a lie!
      The cake is a lie!
      The cake is a lie!

  • penny stock

    But no worries, all the economic growth from bringing back coal jobs, buggy whip making jobs and whale oil jobs (deadlier catch) will pay for EVERYTHING!

    • Mike Steele

      Not to mention all those private prisons Sessions is lusting for…

  • HooverVilles

    The biglyist example of IOKIYAR I’ve seen to date.
    What’s so very sad is the number of willingly ignorant people who will buy that horse wacky.
    SAD! quoth the Donald.

  • kareemachan

    Hugh who?

  • Roman Elazar

    Wow they’re not even pretending anymore. It’s always the fault of the Democrats. We can’t govern, it’s the democrat’s fault despite having majorities in both houses. We can’t find our car keys, bet the democrats did that too, dastardly democrats.

    • Tj McGee Wright

      And also “wahhhhh, my wawa bottle spilt and i’m mad as hell! And its all planned parenthoods fault!”

  • pianoplayer1

    Shut ‘er down! The Republicans will fare as well as they did in 1995-96!

  • Tj McGee Wright

    8th grade civics equals ‘its the demicats who dun it! All blame the demicats!”
    Wow Hugh Heffner, or whoever you are, let me know what elementary school you failed to graduate from, so I can safely avoid ever sending my kids there!

    • Sakonyachen

      When he says 8th grade civics(I didn’t have civics when I was in 8th grade back in ’86/’87), he means an eighth grader’s mentality.

  • Zyxomma

    Well done, Dok.

  • Marciajlinker

    Managing director of Google!, is explaining to users to start off “Work at home” method, that People have been doing for about one year now. These days alone, I generated close to $36,000 until now with no more than my home computer as well as some spare time, despite that i have a fulltime 9 to 5 job. Even everyone not used to this, can make $89/per h easily and the earnings can go even higher over time… This is how i started
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  • Mike Steele

    (D)s need to ‘splain to Trumpanzees that we’re only helping Donald stay true to his altruistic campaign mantra – it’s those evil (R)s who are trying to take the load off Tijuana and put it on Paducah.

  • goingohm

    You could bookend a Hugh Hewitt argument with a Cialis ad and a come-on for a testosterone clinic and it would still be limp. Condescendingly limp.

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