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On Thursday, with much fanfare, Donald Trump gathered a bunch of his favorite religious right idiots in the Rose Garden for the National Day Of Prayer, so he could share his favorite prayer from when he was a child, which is called “God Bless All The Pussy.” He also signed a big exciting “religious freedom” executive order, to revoke the Obama policy of feeding Christian cake bakers to gay lions. Except for the executive order was muy bullshit, intended to make the frothing wingnuts feel like Trump cared about them, when the truth was just that he was conning them like he has been from the beginning. (For a full explanation of the order, including dick jokes, click here!)

At the time the ACLU and other organizations were like “We will See You Next Tuesday, IN COURT!” But apparently they hadn’t read the text of the order yet, because late Thursday, the ACLU changed its mind and was like “LOL we will not see you in court! Your order is too dumb and stupid for that! We will watch Maury and order pizza instead!”

OMG LOL. The Muslim bans? Those are a thing. This is not a thing.

The Hill has quotes from ACLU director Anthony Romero:

“Today’s executive order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome,” ACLU director Anthony Romero said in a statement.

“After careful review of the order’s text we have determined that the order does not meaningfully alter the ability of religious institutions or individuals to intervene in the political process. The order portends, but does not yet do harm to the provision of reproductive health services,” Romero added.

Romero also addressed the part about the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax-exempt groups like churches from engaging in overt political activity:

“President Trump’s prior assertion that he wished to ‘totally destroy’ the Johnson Amendment with this order has proven to be a textbook case of ‘fake news,’” Romero said. […]

“What President Trump did … was merely provide a faux sop to religious conservatives and kick the can down the road on religious exemptions on reproductive health care services.”

FAKE NEWS! In short, maybe one day this executive order might have some effect on something, but as of now, it’s just Trump patting his religious right supporters on their dumb little heads with his little bitty paws. Therefore, the ACLU has a lot of Netflix to catch up on, so they will BRB.

It’s funny because, with this executive order, Trump is actually acting like a normal Republican. For YEARS, Republicans have shimmied up to religious conservatives on the campaign trail, jamming their G-spots with sweet talk about how they’re going to fuck the gays and the ladies for Jesus. But once in office, they don’t throw that much red meat at the wingnuts’ faces, and instead just govern for the benefit of the very wealthy.

Why, Donald Trump is being a common George W. Bush!

When will the religious right understand that they were, are, and always will be nothing more than useful idiots for the GOP? The answer is “never,” because they are very stupid.

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  • chascates

    No more religious persecution, except for Muslims!

  • Chadwells

    This gives me hope that Pence, who wrote this turd of an EO, would be even more of an incompetent buffoon than Fuckface after he takes “power” when the later is impeached.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
  • ManchuCandidate

    It’s Trump U all over again.

    Should have known that orange faced son of Harkonenn would have pulled a fast one on the gawd squawd.

    Goes to show once again that in the land of the stupid, the Cheeto covered half wit is king.

    • Bobathonic

      Harkonnen libelz?

      • BrianW

        Can you libel a Harkonnen? Asking for a (pustule covered, grossly overweight) friend,acquaintance, guy I read about.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Pulling a fast one on the Gawd Squad is the easiest political maneuver in the game. Just say something they want to hear (and it’s better if it’s obviously, blatantly unconstitutional, because they so love the constitution) and of course not do anything you say you’re going to do.

      These are the same morons who voted Steve in as 7th grade class president because he promised to put a free soda machine in the lunch room.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I keep thinking of the Bush administration, with a conservative Christian President, conservative Christian majorities in both houses, and a conservative Christian majority in the SC.

        Did they do something about abortion? Of course not. After that fiasco, the Christians finally figured out they’d have to use the state legislatures if they wanted to address abortion, because the feds, no matter how devout, weren’t going to do shit.

  • msanthropesmr

    Two Corinthians walk into a bar.

    • Yellerduck

      You’d think the second one would have ducked.

    • Serai 1

      The third one ducked.

  • schmannity

    Does this mean that Rev. Wright is free to endorse whoever he wants when he’s not God damning the U.S.?

  • MynameisBlarney
  • msanthropesmr

    “I love the religious! They’re even easier to dupe than the regular stupids”

  • Jeffocaster in the East

    Another Trump Fuck You I don’t believe in the Constitution right wing shitferbrains, dickwad thing to do. WHY DON’T YOU SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE AND RESIGN? And then we can go after Pence, Ryan and all the Republican FUCKERS!!!!!

    • msanthropesmr

      Dude, do not rage stroke. I do not want to get my inheritance yet.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I thought I called dibs on the comic books.

      • Jeffocaster in the East

        I am spending it. I bought a consumer Stihl chainsaw today and their very special $28 a gallon gas.

        • msanthropesmr

          Man. I’m still waiting for my scholarship payout….

  • cheetojeebus

    This is bad news for Big Vaginal probe?

    • Jeffocaster in the East

      That would be a good name for a punk band!!!!

      • msanthropesmr

        Well, “The Slits” is taken.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          Typical Girls.

  • Chadwells

    I keep misspelling “latter” with only one “t” like a common Dampnut voter. My stupidity is pissing me off.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    So I guess we should hold off signing the articles of incorporation for Church of Satan Lobbying PAC, LLC.

  • I’m shocked that Donald J. Trump would promise people something in exchange for helping him and then not delivering on that promised.

    Just shocked.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Where does one go around here for a johnson amendment?
    Asking for, oh, you know.

    • arglebargle

      I got a johnson amendment… in my pants!

  • schmannity

    The Church of Plutus still gets to endorse its servants on earth.

  • MynameisBlarney

    And now, for a visual representation of turmp’s EO.

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/masonry/001/045/194/827.gif

    • Ricky Gay

      Lol

    • TJ Barke

      Always fun watching physics in action.

      • Marla

        Sssssh! That’s science soon to be verboten in Trumptard Land.

    • Serai 1

      I’m just trying to figure out what it was he actually wanted to do there.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I think he was going for a Full-on Derp Flip.
        And he nailed it.

  • memzilla Ω

    “What President Trump did … was merely provide a faux sop to religious conservatives…

    Variety: PHOTO OP FAUX SOP, FULL STOP

    I believe this rivals my other favorite Variety headline:
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9fc7b0bfbeb0972c5b6515193f0d6620e54014bcba3d06f7c5a8656a623d3ebc.jpg

    • therblig

      Trump Dump Stumps Chumps

  • calliecallie

    After the House vote on Tryancare, I feel almost as depressed and hopeless as I did after 11/9…
    But there’s one tiny difference, and it is this growing feeling of RAGE that I didn’t have last time. BRING ON THE TREASON TRIALS!111!1!!! BRING ON THE TUMBRILS!!11!!! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes in this motherfucking white house! THEY MUST GO!!!!11!!!1!!!

  • fawkedifiknow

    Trump is as sincere about this Executive Order as he is about his religiosity.

    • Ricky Gay

      He tossed a couple of Corinthians at em

      • Msgr_MΩment

        “Corinthians. Very leathery pussy. Would not grab.”

        • Ricky Gay

          Hahahaha. Ricardo Montalban weeps.

    • Bobathonic

      “I don’t stand by anything”
      ~ Donald Trump

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Me not sure

    That executive order was so vapid and ineffectual that I felt like celebrating a victory, so I went out and contracted a case of marvelous measels. Win, win!

  • Ricky Gay

    When you are cross, every thing looks like a nail.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      All the more reason to get hammered this Sinko de Mayo.

      • vivian

        Good point. I think I’ll take you up on that!

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Msgr_MΩment

      MULTIPLY?
      of BE FRUITFUL?
      Make up your goddamn mind!

      • tomamitai

        Most fundies seem to spend way more time dividing than multiplying.

  • I can never tell if stupidity causes religion or if religion causes stupidity… I guess it’s just AOT,K…

    • tomamitai

      It’s what the sciencey types call a feedback loop, like holding a microphone too close to the speaker of a PA system or eating pot brownies.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • tomamitai

      Hey, how dare you post a quote from a founder that supports your position and is verifiably accurate! You loose all your internet points!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!

      • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

        You cannot have my pre-existing internet points!!!1!

  • Marla

    White, male, Christian assholes now have their own executive order to make their small dicks feel bigger.

    Yeah, whatever, Grumpy Trumpy.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Marla

      For fuck’s sake, Grumpy Trumpy’s double chin should be a preexisting condition.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        There’s a third chin in there as well, possibly more.

        • Marla

          Probably where his tax returns are.

          • Ghenghis McCann

            He’s part pelican, so he can store so much in there.

    • Chadwells

      He’s giving Mama June a run for her money. They are equally classy tho…

    • Prexisting Condition Jack

      He’s very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins.

      He keeps a busy schedule just tryin’ to fit them in.

      He’s proud to be a glutton and he doesn’t have time for sloth

      He’s greedy and he’s angry and he doesn’t care who he cross(es)

      He’s mister bad example, intruder in the dirt.

      He likes to have a good time, and he don’t care who he hurts.

      • Thaumaturgist

        Cant go with you on the gluttony part. Anyone who slathers katchup on burnt stakes does not qualify as a glutton in my book.

        • bupkus231

          glutton gourmet

    • memzilla Ω

      He and McConnell could have a wattle contest.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He is at least nominally a Presbyterian. This means that he ignores the Seven Deadly Sins…too papist.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Chadwells

    OT: The shit salad continues…pile it high, watch it fly.

    “Birth Control Mandate Next Up On Drumpf’s HHS Agenda”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/birth-control-mandate-next-trump-s-hhs-agenda-n755421?cid=public-rss_20170505

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      If I hear Ivanka go on about how her daddy is such a champion of women, I just might blow an actual gasket FFS.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Always nice to see a con man conning con men.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      These guys are supposed to be professionals, too!

  • SayItWithWookies

    Assmouth has done an amazing job of cobbling together a base out of the most gullible elements of society. For some reason that was left out of his list of accomplishments.

  • Bill D. Burger

    I’m reminded of the Evangelical liason George W. had in the White House for show. ___ And when he tried to ask a question about some cultural or social issue, Rumsfeld reportedly snapped at him, “Quiet. He doesn’t care about that shit.”

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    His little Rose Garden speech was about the most inane thing I’ve heard come out of his pie hole yet. It’s getting harder to rate his ramblings every day.

    • Marla

      Oh, I don’t know. He always somehow manages to one up himself

  • Serai 1

    I can’t help thinking it’s a mistake to be pointing this out so loudly. Wasn’t the idea to throw them a sop? Sops don’t work very well once their soppiness is detected.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Something something liberal media something something fake news something something RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!!!

      So I think we’ll be OK as long as we limit the celebration to getting a good laugh and then moving on.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • TJ Barke

      Once again, it boils down to “Your intolerance of my intolerance is the real intolerance!”

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Glenn Thrush will pay for his Quisling ways when this is all over.

        • Crank Tango

          Something something candida, I don’t know.

          • tomamitai

            Tony Orlando and Dawn Libelz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!! https://youtu.be/WROdwlk9_h8

          • The Wanderer

            I heard that Tony Orlando was a firm believer in “early to bed, early to rise.” He always woke up at the crack of Dawn.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          I don’t think he’s a quisling. I think he’s a republican operative. He just used to be a relatively sane one.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And also too “the talking point has changed.” The Times bros are all spinning this as the Kushners’ sooper seekrit diplomacy at this point.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Once again, proving that they only observe the Free Exercise Clause when it’s their faith being exercised.

    • Wild Cat

      Thrush has thrush from rimming too many fascist assholes.

    • cmd resistor

      Speaking of Huckabees, here is Gov. Mike’s Cinco de Mayo Tweet:
      “For Cinco de Mayo I will drink an entire jar of hot salsa and watch old Speedy Gonzales cartoons and speak Spanish all day. Happy CdMayo!”

      • Carpe Vagenda

        And here I thought his family was way more into Dio de los Perros Muertos

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Most of Donald’s EOs are basically PR press releases. Don’t do shit, just state the obvious, that Donald is a dumbass.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    What President Trump did … was merely provide a faux sop to religious conservatives and kick the can down the road on religious exemptions on reproductive health care services.

    So it’s the fundie mentals’ turn to get the wool pulled over their eyes, eh?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bddd0d42c33218e9ed61454ac318cc4a4940a36d677ec4f27399496950389e7.jpg

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Oh, poor evangelicals. You are gonna soon realize that you bought a pig in a poke. Again. And rather than fix your inane gullibility, you will step right up and asked to get fleeced once more.

    • Darlene Underdahl

      The true believers are beyond redemption. They’ll get taken over and over. Some of the kids (like the young me) escape.

  • calliecallie

    OT, but this young lady should be reading wonkette, if she’s not already. She started a website where people who die now that they have no Obamacare can have their cremated remains mailed to a GOP congresscritter.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mail-ashes-trumpcare_us_590b9bc3e4b0d5d9049ad475?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      This #TrumpBible hashtag is a hoot on teh tweeterz.

      • Bill D. Burger

        I listed a link and a few tweets above. Hysterical!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • I was wondering what Trump’s bedtime prayer was and came up with this

    God bless all pussy that I grabbed today,
    and God bless all titties I suck on in play,
    God bless all screaming from poor little girls,
    as I twiddle my digits in their nether curls,
    May God grant me showers of gold on my head
    and many young women to take to my bed.

    • Relativicus

      No, I’m pretty sure it’s “Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump. You’re welcome, God.”

  • prommie

    Then the Great and Powerful Don signed an Executive Order declaring the Cowardly Lion to be brave!

  • Bill D. Burger

    Few tweets from THE TRUMP BIBLE:
    (*Bigly fun!)
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpBible?src=hash

    Trump Luvs Jeebus‏ @JeebusTrump May 1
    More
    #TrumpTeachesHistory Then God said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and move on his wife like a bitch.” #TrumpBible

    Jason Melendy‏ @MelendyJason Mar 23
    More
    My favorite part of the #TrumpBible is when Jesus endorsed the rich, told the poor to suck it up and asked for Ceasar’s birth certificate

    Trump Verses‏ @Trump_Verses May 1
    More
    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Deport him and you never have to feed him again! Trump 20:17 #Trumpbible

    Qurmudgeon‏ @RedStateShuffle Mar 30
    More
    Luke 18:22-25 We’re going to build a HUGE needle, the best ever! And the Gentiles will pay for it, believe me! #trumpbible

    Qurmudgeon‏ @RedStateShuffle Mar 30
    More
    Also, we will develop pygmy camels, believe me. Nobody ever thought of that but me, I think, hey, why not pygmy camels?! #trumpbible

    Qurmudgeon‏ @RedStateShuffle Mar 30
    More
    2nd EO: While we’re at it let’s amend that covet thing. I like “shalt not covet neighbor’s wife, but teenage daughters are fine. #trumpbible

    Jason Melendy‏ @MelendyJason Mar 23
    More
    #TrumpBible “When you’re under that star Mary will let you do anything, grab her by the PussY”

    David Crand‏ @nodank_ Apr 8
    More
    And on the seventh day he moved on her like a bitch. #BibleStudy #trumpbible

    Trump Luvs Jeebus‏ @JeebusTrump Apr 7
    More
    What is the main ingredient in #TrumpVodka?

    Riley Thompson‏ @RiIley_Thompson Mar 26
    More
    “In the beginning god(Mr.Dollar) created money. Then the Trump family to worship them. Then the rest to serve them.” #MAGA #TrumpBible

    Jeffrey Sartain‏ @revdrjeffrey Mar 31
    More
    #trumpbible “If someone screws you, screw them back 10 times harder.” He’s a Christian?! When did that happen? #trumpconversion

    Chris Mortenson‏ @ChrisMortenson Apr 2
    More
    My favorite Bible story is when Jesus feeds the multitudes after administering a drug test to make sure they deserve food. #Trumpbible

    • MynameisBlarney

      Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for the night…
      Set that man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.

    • wait! what?

      There’s gotta be one in there about vaccinating against Corinthians.

  • Beowoof14

    Since the 80’s the religious right has this idea that republicans actually care about what they believe. I have bad news for them, the religious right is merely a group of useful idiots to the GOP. They will use them to pursue policies that are far from anything the Bible teaches. (That 9 hours of religion at my catholic university gave me some understanding that what Jesus said, is nowhere close to what republicans want)..

    • MizzMazz

      Then you must remember what we were watching on the TV when Reagan was winning, and there was Jerry Fallwell (If only he had) making commentary. All of us beatnik hippy punk rock types were watching this shit, and all looked at each other: “What the fuck is he doing there?”
      It was weird and no-good then. Now it’s totally accepted. I’m still trying to love my country.

  • Prexisting Condition Jack
    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      … and there’s no cure for those. All three are doomed to suffer from their respective conditions for the rest of their lives. I wish I could feel sorry for them but I don’t. Fuck ’em.

      • bupkus231

        The problem is, in their positions, WE are the ones who will suffer from their respective conditions – and id they get their ways, we’ll suffer long after they’re gone…

      • Prexisting Condition Jack

        I actually wish they were suffering. I would drift of into sleep at night, thinking about how much they’re suffering. I would awake and greet each day with a smile, content in the knowledge they were suffering.

        I wish them all long life. Miserable, agonizing, constantly painful, long life.

  • MynameisBlarney

    I’ll take “Pyrrhic Victories” for 1000, Alex.

    https://i.imgur.com/KhqCJwd.jpg

    • Bill D. Burger

      As Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out last night, he could find no historical parallel. No one has EVER done such a victory dance, gone to the White House from the Capitol, cheered and celebrated, when they 1st got a piece of legislation out of the House. It was weird, very bizarre and unprecedented.

      • Thaumaturgist

        What neither you nor Mr. O’Donnell appreciate is that Donald and the Republicans are REINVENTING GOVERNMENT!!!!!1!!11!!

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I personally was thrilled that they did it. The whole “Mission Accomplished” parallel is spot-on. Not only did they vote to literally kill people, they were photographed laughing and celebrating it. The opposition ads will write themselves. There better be a well-funded Dem opponent to every. single. one. of the 217 craven fucks who voted Yes (except for the ones who are quitting, then there’d better be well-funded Dem opponents to whatever shambling shitshow horror-movie monster candidate the reps run).

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      Mike Pence has such a punchable face.

      • TJ Barke

        They all do.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Jinx!

      • MynameisBlarney

        They all do.

      • Bill D. Burger

        He has that ‘forever frozen self-satisfied, I-farted-and-no-one-heard’ grin. Gaad’ I’d love to punch-vote it off his puss.

      • Sophia

        Did you notice the look on Pence’s face when trump mentioned “the next 4, even 8 years” in his speech? Ryan smiled but there definitely was no smile on Pence’s face.

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      Take note: They are laughing at the suffering that will come about.

      • Shanzgood

        OMG YOR NEW NYM

    • The Wanderer

      They expect all the sick poors to welcome them as liberators and offer them flowers and candy!

  • Jenny

    OT: but I’m working an audit where the agent literally pulled numbers out her ass to balance her client’s account statements, and did not account for it in any other place. This agent, I know for a fact makes 3 times what I make and knows better. What am I doing in my life! I could get paid well to be a fuck up! Argh!!

    Fuck this dammit! It is lunch time and I am tired of this shit!

    • TJ Barke

      Being a moral person is a real handicap.

      • Darlene Underdahl

        You have to fight everybody!

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      If anything get on her for being so bad at making shit up. If she’s going to be a criminal at least she should try to do it well, I’d say.

    • jesterpunk

      Did they graduate from Trump university?

      • Jenny

        You know what is sad. I don’t have a degree, she does. In accounting.

        I’ve taken basic accounting classes but I am mostly on the job trained. I am not an “auditor” like my coworkers. I have a different title, different pay scale, but same workload as they do. I’ll never get their stuff without the degree.

        The degree I am working towards isn’t accounting, ha. So i would still never officially be an auditor but I can go anywhere else. I do have an appraisal license and will eventually make my way to the area where only the license matters.

  • Wild Cat

    For Religious Freedom Freedom Caucus Liberty Jesus God Bless Our Troops Day, can we all watch an endless loop of the Linda Blair crucifix scene? I want to see how many preists, ministers, rabbis, and cultics are pedophiles.

  • Shoto

    Ian Masters interviews Diane Winston, “who holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and publisher of Religion Dispatches.”

    https://fdmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/bbriefing_2017_05_04c_diane-winsteon.mp3

  • Msgr_MΩment

    De proposito…..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15fe14cba9a166718b274d1eab121f3973fbc2ece5407a3e426a9d42ca5cd69a.jpg The only places on Earth where Cinco de Mayo is celebrated.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      “Get the fuck out of my country! Leave the piñatas & tacos.”

      • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

        And the Dos Equis (stay thirsty, my friends.)

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          Modelo Negra or GTFO.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I swear I’m not Villanous.

        • Prof. T. Green Bastard

          I’m not a Frida you. I’ll just Kahlo the fuzz.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Also the piñatas full of tacos.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Weird. North Korea is not on your map:
      https://twitter.com/DPRK_News/status/860511707256455168

      • Msgr_MΩment

        “내 맥주를 잡으십시오”

    • Latverian Diplomat

      So, it’s as assimilated as St. Patrick’s day, then?

  • Jamoche

    You think they eventually voted for Trump?
    http://jalopnik.com/that-time-hundreds-of-people-thought-donald-trumps-casi-1791174966
    Donnie’s casino had a drawing for a Rolls Royce. Someone sent fake letters to lots of people telling them they won it. One couple was so convinced the fake was real that they wrote to the casino, the state casino commission, and the bankruptcy court, all asking where their Rolls was. One sign the letter was fake – it claimed Trump would give a speech on the “Whorehouse of Emotion” at the car award ceremony. Easy to see how that fooled people.
    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–K0OP_xpg–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/fzbvokitol6x5pbrwnqt.png

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      The Whorehouse of Emotion is the name of my new AC/DC cover band.

      • SisterArtemis

        OMG! It’s ALSO the name of my new Dinner Theatre and Brothel! Maybe we can book a gig for you!

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          I’m there, and you’ve been…

          THUNDERSTRUCK!!

  • JD Mulvey

    Trump may be dumb, but he’s smrt enough to know his followers are even dumber.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸
  • Thaumaturgist

    Smart-bottomed New York Attorney General says he sued Trump for religious discrimination — against Muslims — and won. http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/we-sued-you-for-that-and-won-ny-attorney-general-exposes-hypocrisy-of-trumps-religious-freedom-order/

  • OrG

    The thugs that really control things will choose $$$ over jebus. Every Fucking Time.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Personally, I prefer a Phở sop to a faux sop.

    • LesBontemps

      Personally, I prefer a Phở sop soup to a faux sop.

      FTFY.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Given that the Evangelicals, as a group, are committed to enforcing imaginary edicts from a fictional entity, why should the fact that this executive order is a hollow sham bother them?

    • efoveks

      Because it doesn’t punish any “godless heathens”???

    • Latverian Diplomat

      They certainly have an imaginary version of the Constitution to go along with it.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        They’re, ah, well-rounded, you might say.

  • Prexisting Condition Jack

    Yeah, no big surprise, but Rep Collins voted on the ACHA without havign read the damned thing.

    Apparently, he says one of his aids read it. So I guess opening up some 25 million Americans to loss of benefits, destroying 1/6th of the economy and generally scaring the shit out of most people in this country doesn’t call for a little light reading on his part.

    Yay democracy!

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/332023-gop-lawmaker

    • jesterpunk
    • MynameisBlarney

      They don’t really care, as long as it undoes anything Obama did.

      • Prexisting Condition Jack

        Let’s institute a new rule that states that every representative has to submit, in writing, a book report of what they’re voting for in order to cast a vote.

        It’s the only way to be sure.

        • MizzMazz

          That’s better than nuking it from orbit.

          • Prexisting Condition Jack

            That’s the only way to be sure as well.

        • Thaumaturgist

          Just like a Demonrat. You wanna bring back the literacy test.

        • Prof. T. Green Bastard

          3 pages, bare minimum, single spacing & cite your sources.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          I had a friend who was an aide to a state representative back in the 80’s. The rep came in every morning hungover and was in the bag by lunch. He introduced a bill to reintroduce the death penalty with lethal injection after the SC struck down electrocution as cruel and unusual and had no idea what was in the bill he was introducing.

    • Ezio

      Sweet merciful crap these buffoons are going to take America back at least 200 years before 2020! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33a55ef723cd7236f09deee71afe77d26a7f03fbc80dc0f599926cebfac5644d.gif

      • what is this?

        i am intrigued.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Reading takes so much time! Priorities, man.
      https://twitter.com/owillis/status/860540272551264260

      • snark-lurker

        gotta keep those turds well-formed

    • snark-lurker

      Collins at future city hall: “The aid who read it has gotten a talkin’-to.”

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      “I’d be lying if I said I read it all & so would everyone else.”

      FUCK YOU, REPUKES. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you! We have GOT to stop letting them get away w speaking for everyone & lowering the political discussion down to Trump levels.

    • And yet I bet you didn’t say jack about all the doom and gloom you statists are claiming this bill will do THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN HAPPENING UNDER OBAMACARE. Who can afford the deductibles Obamacare generated? The provisions (that the statist mainstream news never talks about) are job killers. Why do women have to pay for prostate coverage and why do men have to pay for maternity? Because Obamacare is a scam. Just another socialist scam. Instead of people’s costs going down $2,500 a year as was promised their costs are skyrocketing.

      And we don’t live in a democracy.

      • Prexisting Condition Jack

        I know, I know. We live in a Representative Republic.

        I did, in fact, express a great deal of concern about the ACA seven years ago. No idea why you’re assuming evidence not on record, but more power to ya.

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard

        “THE ACA’S NOT PERFECT! BOTH SIDES! BOTH SIDES!”

        http://www.gifimagesdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Scream-gif-horror.gif

        • Prexisting Condition Jack

          “The bath water’s not perfect! The baby’s also cold, so out with the lot!”

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        It would be such a surprise and such a blessing if people who came here to shriek and lecture about things took the time to understand how the thing they’re screaming about works! Insurance does not mean “I pay ahead of time only for diseases I have.” It means “We all pay to split the risk in case one of us gets really sick.” It’s like car insurance: you have coverage in case the other guy crashes into you, not because you expect you’ll crash into him. Yes, I may be paying for your dad’s prostate cancer treatment, but if I get breast cancer, Joe Downtheroad’s premiums will help pay for that. It’s simple, really, unless you’re blinded by hatred towards a black president.

        • Prexisting Condition Jack

          It’d be nice if they understood how pools work. Maybe then we could get them out of the gene one.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          You said it nicer than I did.

        • Bebecca

          I think those people think they have some magic words, that we just haven’t heard the argument described as succinctly as the commenter’s brilliant words. You know if they were talking, they would be speaking slowly and loudly like we just aren’t that bright.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Um, I think the new term is statist President.

      • HogeyeGrex

        I’ll bet you have tine marks on your forehead from trying to eat with a fork.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Another Moran doesn’t know how health insurance works and doesn’t know the history of insurance premium increases over the past 20-30years. Fucking Morans. Or. Maybe a fucking Moran can cite a single gender-specific health insurance that is vet existed outside his ignorant fantasy world. Fucking morans.

      • Prexisting Condition Jack
      • Notreelyhelping

        NEEDZ MOAR DICK JOKES!

        • Prexisting Condition Jack

          Yeah, I dealt with that whole “This is not a democracy!” crap when Dubya was preznit.

          Of course, eight years later, those same people were whining about how Obama was “destroying democracy!”

        • Celtic_Gnome

          What? Scafmars wasn’t enough?

      • Jenny

        I’LL JUST SCREAM TALKING POINTS WITH NO FACTS, CAUSATION, OR SUBSTANTIVE REAL WORLD PROVEN SOLUTIONS!

        RUNNING A GOVERNMENT IS SUPER EASY IN MY HEAD!

        • aureolaborealis

          AND DEMONSTRATE THAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW INSURANCE WORKS!!!!!11!1!

        • H0mer0

          “WHO KNEW?”
          (how would he know if Obamacare was a disaster, except to the GOP? Did he benefit from the subsidy? Nobody who could “afford” insurance saw their premiums go up. Their brokers just directed them to more expensive plans.)

      • suziq

        I do not recall anyone saying our costs would go down $2,500 with ACA. On average do you mean? That is pretty specific. When I had a business and I provided insurance for my employees the costs went up every year. Every. Single. Year. The only question was how much. Now I am retired and our insurance through the union goes up every single year. For some people the ACA makes no difference that we see, but getting rid of yearly and lifetime caps does help a lot of people. No cost yearly primary care visits are helpful as some people wouldn’t go to the doctor even if their co-pay was only $20. I personally know someone who did not have insurance when ACA first passed, he found out he had cancer and was treated because of ACA. He is alive and doing great today. Without it he would probably be dead. Both our kids benefited from the part of ACA where kids can stay on their parents insurance until age 26. One kid broke a foot (high giving while bowling-seriously some kids!) it is amazing how expensive that kind of thing is. Luckily she did not have to have surgery but for a while they thought she might. Even without surgery there were lots of doctor visits and X-rays and things. Okay, this is turning out to be way too long-but ACA is not perfect, but way better than anything we have had before and way better than the stupid replacement. And fuck you.

      • Contemplative Ron

        Spoken like someone who’s never had to pay for their own insurance, and never needed health care.
        You are in for SUCH a surprise, sunshine.

      • Johnatx

        Needz more caps. Though, extra credit for using “statist.”

      • darling if you want to live in a democracy you should get out of your mom’s basement and pay your own rent.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Ooh! Statist! Is this a new wingnut term or did I miss a Soros briefing?

    • HogeyeGrex

      Ah, the Party of Personal Responsibility.

      • Prexisting Condition Jack

        “Vote responsibly!”

        Also, too, drink with reckless abandon.

  • Ezio
    • Lance Thrustwell

      I plot evil on my bed. I’m not so great on the follow-through, however.

    • FDRliberal

      Isn’t there a passage in Leviticus as well that states that God forbids:

      1) grabbing women by the crotch without consent
      2) walking in on teen beauty pageant dressing rooms unannounced
      3) talking about your own daughter as if she were a stripper

      • HogeyeGrex

        I think Leviticus is okay about the daughter thing as long as you are willing to sell her to the first guy who puts a ten spot in her panties.

    • chicken thief

      I think in the original English that Jesus spoke it was translated to: “plots Evan on His bed” – look out, Evan!1!!!!!

  • FDRliberal

    OT – This is nothing less than awesome…

    DAILY BEAST
    1. BIG LEAGUE an hour ago
    Stephen Colbert Hits Best Ratings Since 2015 Premiere

    http://wwwimage.cbsstatic.com/thumbnails/videos/w443/CBS_Production_Entertainment_VMS/2017/05/03/935108163524/CBS_COLBERT_0336_CLIP3_1117630_640x360.jpg
    “As conservative activists call on CBS to #FireColbert, the network reports that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has just scored its best overnight rating since the week the show premiere in September 2015. Thursday night’s episode scored a 2.5 rating, far surpassing NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, which came in at 1.9. According to CBS, this number marked a 19% increase from the previous Thursday and a 32% bump from the same night last year.”

  • Marceline

    This is why I keep telling my fellow lefties to stop freaking out about the EOs. They are just reality show theatrics from a con man. Not that they won’t try to slip in a real one every now and then but Donnie doesn’t want to get spanked by the courts again.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Careful. Some Purity Ponies won’t think you’re taking things seriously unless you’re running around with your hair on fire and typing IN ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME.
      It’s like they never learned how to pick a battle….

      • Marceline

        I don’t know what you mean. Now let’s go burn Obama at the stake for giving a paid speech at a healthcare conference!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    OT: This just in: In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Vice President Mike Pence chugs an entire fifth of mayonnaise.

    • jesterpunk

      Did his mother give him permission to drink that?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Laugh out fuckin’ loud! Beautiful.

    • laughingnome

      Was he with his wife, or unaccompanied?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Good questions, do Hoosiers use mayo for lube?

        • Shanzgood

          My X is a Hoosier and, no.

        • Doug Langley

          Ahem. I’m a Hoosier and I can reliably tell you

          MIRACLE WHIP OR GTFO!!!

      • Bebecca

        You mean “mother”, was he with Mother.

        • laughingnome

          Sure.

    • aureolaborealis

      You spelled ‘semen’ wrong.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      We’ve replaced the mayonnaise in this bottle with, well, let’s not go into that. Let’s see if the Vice President notices.

      • H0mer0

        he wondered why it smelled like bleach

  • JD Mulvey

    The late author Robert Anton Wilson used to tell a story of the time that a young JR “Bob” Dobbs was trapped in an elevator with the Armenian mystic Gurdjieff, whereupon Gurdjieff shared with him the secret of the universe:
    “You know how dumb the average person is? Well by definition, mathematically, half the people are even dumber than that.”

    • aureolaborealis

      It gets worse: The average person is probably smarter than the median person (which mathematically defines the halfway point in a population), so MORE THAN HALF of the people are dumber than the average person!!!!

  • BearLeft

    The latest EO does not, in fact, have any legal effect. I gave up on the ACLU, however, after they represented the (“God Hates Fags”) Westboro Baptist Church in a successful appeal of a military father’s judgment against them for intentional infliction of emotional distress. I returned my last invoice with a note to forward it to Fred Phelps.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Further proving how fucking ignorant and racist you fucking shitbags are.

    “Mike Pence Uses Cinco De Mayo Party To Claim Latinos Are A ‘Priority’ For Drumpf”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-cinco-de-mayo-latino-trump_us_590c90a7e4b0104c734e6e8e?ir=Politics&utm_hp_ref=politics

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      They are a priority. He’s prioritizing getting rid of as many of them as he can as fast as possible

      • Contemplative Ron

        No matter where they were born.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        While all the farmers who voted for him are shitting their pants trying to figure out how they’re going to get their crops in before they rot in the fields.

        Economically anxious white working class ain’t gonna do that work.

    • jesterpunk

      Sure they are, he is going to invite them to the White House then deport them all.

    • Mavenmaven

      A priority scapegoat, that is.

    • cmd resistor

      I posted it earlier but since we are talking about stupid things politicians said for Cinco de Mayo, here’s Huckabee’s tweet today:
      “For Cinco de Mayo I will drink an entire jar of hot salsa and watch old Speedy Gonzales cartoons and speak Spanish all day. Happy CdMayo!”

      • Chadwells

        I saw that….holy shit!!! I was too pissed to comment! Casual racism….

        • cmd resistor

          Plus, non amusing Republican humor. Apparently his tweet got some outraged comments.

        • ariel_gee_398

          He doesn’t have the cardiovascular health for anything other than casual racism.

        • Whollyholeyholy

          He’s bitter because his stupid religion forbids him to have a margarita probably.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        To be fair, for the fourth of July Huffabee usually drinks half a case of beer, eats over grilled hamburgers with mayonnaise and speak gibberish all day.

      • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth
      • Celtic_Gnome

        Ever notice how when Republicans think they’re being funny they just come off as stupid?

    • Prexisting Condition Jack

      And the Jews were a priority of Hitler’s.

      Six of one and all that.

      • TheBoatDude

        Twelve in one; half case in another…

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Well of course they are a priority. Those beds don’t make themselves.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I am really, really, very sorry that Twitler’s EO was a big pile of nothing, because honestly, the thought of the persecution of good xtians in this country drives me to tears. To the giggles. It drives me to the giggles.

    • SisterArtemis

      I don’t want anyone to be subject to actual persecution, but when our US of A religious-righters get all sobby about how persecuted they are, I want to transport every damn one of them to the top of that mountain the Yazidi’s were trapped on in Iraq.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Or Aleppo. Or Sarajevo. Or srebrenica.

        • LesBontemps

          But but but … forced to bake homosexxxican wedding cakes!!!!!111!!!

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Statistically, 5-10% of every cake they bake is enjoyed by gay people. I wonder how they manage to not think about that.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            The horror. The horror.

            Plus also too, if I do that my Good Loving God will sear my soul forever for showing a bit of decent humonity to a homosexxican, or any one of them.

        • H0mer0

          [similar to how they throw around the term “lynch mob” as if any of them experienced anything even close]

  • Bitter Scribe

    Will his next EO say “church is good”?

    • Prexisting Condition Jack

      “Chirch Iz Gud!

      Bi Donnie.

    • LesBontemps

      Ironically (or maybe not so much), that actually *would* violate the Establishment Clause.

      • JoeChristmas

        Swindler in Chief don’t give a shit about no Establishment Clause

  • MynameisBlarney
  • JackLinks

    The so-called ‘religious right’ has never been religious nor has it ever, ever been right!

    “If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be – a Christian.”
    Quote from Mark Twain.

  • Mavenmaven

    The amazing thing is that Marvin Hier, the head of the museum of tolerance, was a hofjude at the meeting. A museum of tolerance built on the ashes of religious freedom, wonderful.

  • chicken thief

    TurgidLoveMuscle is helping Pence craft a anti-yucky homo bill that the ACLU can sink their teeth into. Once TLM and Pence finish acting out the language and get it on paper, Trump can sign it.

    • The Wanderer

      TLM and Pence?? It’ll be the kind of bill a guy like TLM can really wrap his lips around! He’ll suck all the publicity right out of that thing!

      • chicken thief

        It should be a well crafted document – you know how anal Pence is!

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        “No need to stick around, Mother. It’s just me and Mr. Muscle here.”
        –Pence, to his wife.

  • Prof. T. Green Bastard

    Republicans Co-Opt Spirituals, Vol. 1:
    W such hits as:

    “We want health cuts for the poor,
    Hallelujah!
    We want health cuts for the poor,
    Halleluuu-uuuu-jah!”

    • JoeChristmas

      ♫ ♬ And more moniez to the rich
      Can I get a witness??
      And more moniez to the rich
      Can I get a witness?? ♫ ♬

  • goonemeritus

    They can call it photo-op all they want, I’m firing every employee that doesn’t live up to how Odin and the other Norse Gods view of orthodoxy.

    • Oh I worship Aphrodite.
      Though she may seem kind of flighty,
      She wears a see-through nightie!
      That’s good enough for me!

      Gimme that old time religion……

    • Manny Mota

      You must sacrifice an employee on the summer solstice for Quetzalcoatl.

  • Nockular cavity

    Not a comment.

  • YayConspiracy

    So Trump’s EOs are either illegal or irrelevant? And nothing signed into law yet?

    • chicken thief

      Correct. But they do come in totes cool menu holders.

      • TheBoatDude

        That explains why I always want to order wine whenever I see one…

    • TheBoatDude

      Illegal or Irrelevant? Dear sir/madam, why use such harsh terms? We like to call them “decorative”.

  • Contemplative Ron

    This seems awfully cunning. Who REALLY wrote it? Cuz Trump wouldn’t know ‘cunning’ if it came up to him at a party and introduced itself.

  • AJ Milne

    Having recently read Frank’s What’s the Matter With Kansas (and mebbe spent a little too much time mulling Putin’s similar deal, on his particular piece of Eurasia), I’m struck how… oddly perfectly aligned with his picture of the right wing/Dominionist/theocratic Republican culture war this nothingburger of an action is.

    Frank, briefly, as my paraphrase, describes the right wing culture war as mostly about keeping people stirred and hateful and ‘activist’ about what are primarily distractions. Keep them angry that someone, somewhere, is _not_ carrying to term a zygote that may eventually become a child they can’t support, keep them stirred and frothing that someone, somewhere, who has heterogenous sex chromosomes prefers to wear skirts, keep them foaming and outraged that Hollywood may portray a sexual relationship between two men in sympathetic, human terms. Keep them pissed about what their neighbours may be doing in their bedrooms, women who may actually desire careers, and align that eternal pissedness implicitly and endlessly with economic measures that are deeply destructive, regressive, will only endlessly expand the wealth and income gaps…

    But, critically, make all that noise and _do_ precious little, on that ‘cultural’ side. The point is: change any of this too profoundly in the direction you advertise as your intention, and you risk cooling the medium. You _want_ people angry and frothing, endlessly fuelled and stirred and distracted by the right wing authoritarian version of issue porn…

    So run, sure, on all of it. Abortions bad, homosexuality evil, buttsechs will destroy civilization… But when it comes to taking power, you will only enact the economic side of the ledger in earnest. The other bits, you don’t really want this ‘solved’. You may do _some_ token, photo op stuff, but mostly: you _want_ people angry, divided, convinced they are living in Sodom and Gomorrah pre pillar of salt.

    I would add, as my own peculiar spin: this is, I suspect, _much_ of religion, even without reactionary opportunists employing such levers. The world must be sinful, or you are less virtuous for opposing it. Armageddon must be imminent, or there’s too little drama in your melba toast life in a tapioca suburb. The resurrection is just around the corner, or this is just another day, miles to go before you sleep. People are suckers for drama; incremental steps toward a saner world compel them so much less profoundly than telling them the zombie apocalypse is upon them.

    My message to anyone still believing the Sodom and Gomorrah line: you have been played, and you always will be, until you grasp: this is the very root of the game. Trump had no interest in draining the swamp, Gingrich’s only contract was with the more reliable donors. Vote for better wages, better healthcare, air you can breathe, and you may just open for yourselves a future, despite it all. The heaven they’re selling you would never have been yours; the odds you could afford real estate in the gated communities were always poor. A world, on the other hand, of good jobs at good wages, communities less anxious about who fucks whom, but happily working and looking out for one another, _this_ you can still achieve….. If you waste less time on by-design impotent outrage about ‘moral’ issues…

    If you doubt me, look again, hard, at this measure. The sciences respect, above much else, predictive value. When you can say it’s likely to go as follows, and it _does_, you’re very probably onto something. Trump and his lickspittle congress have again demonstrated for you: it _is_ very, very likely to go as follows…

    So how you vote, where you prioritize, going forward, I leave as an exercise, for you, the reader… Will it be we hate buttsechs so much we don’t care how we ourselves are fucked by those who assure us oh so earnestly they likewise oppose it? Or can you, perhaps, defroth yourselves a mite, on that particular anxiety, and vote for a fucking progressive tax code, and a healthcare system that fucking doesn’t kill and/or bankrupt you?

    • TheBoatDude

      Did you already have this in the can for just such an occasion? or did this come off the top of your head? Because it’s outfuckingstanding!

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        Seconded!

      • AJ Milne

        Thank you. And yes, off the top of my head, while kinda tipsy, after a three beer Friday lunch… There’s a spot, somewhere, where you’ve had just enough you can growl a little louder, but you can still make the Bluetooth keyboard function…

        (That said, I also think I’m always semi-unconsciously writing it, somewhere under my breath.)

        • TheBoatDude

          Hemingway and Thompson did some of their best work whilst blotto. So get on wit yo bad self!

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        • i know that spot.

        • Up In Smoke O’hontas

          Well. Fucking. Put.
          Just long enough. Succinct. Nice poetic references. Altogether, A+. Don’t forget the sleeping-in on Sunday bonus.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Shorter version: “Guns, God, and Gays.”
      That’s what they run on, because that’s what the red-state GOPtards vote on. If the morons were howling about ketchup on hot dogs, Republican pols would be frothing at the mouth about God’s word on condiments.

      • AJ Milne

        There’s a thing out there somewhere on YouTube, but my Google-fu currently fails me: two earnest, deadpan, door-to-door missionaries trying to convert someone to a religion with highly stringent doctrines on how one eats hot dogs. Think it’s something like ketchup only, no bun, but it’s been a while. I presume I’d be excommunicated, now, ignorance of the sacrament being no excuse ‘n all.

        • H0mer0

          [reminds me of the Gilbert Gottfried joke at the Takei roast about the hot dogs tasting “like shit” at a particular demographic’s picnic.]

    • Johnatx

      This is outstanding! Thanks

    • SeeTrain65
    • Mondoshawan

      Quelle éloquence! Merci beaucoup!

    • Perkniticky

      AMEN!

    • Rickyphoo

      My Friend, you are a very good writer! Bravo!

  • Ralph Gauer

    My prom date was was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome.

  • LesBontemps

    So as I understand Trump’s EO, I am now permitted to go down to the local masjid and set up a phone bank soliciting contributions and lobbying legislators to adopt sharia as the law of the land. Thanks, Donnie! Allahu akbar!

  • cats530

    So Trump bumbled through this impotent bill and managed not to affect women (yay), but then he popped a Viagra and schtupped the Religious Right without the benefit of lube. Is that what you are saying?

    • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

      Schtupped with votes!

  • BearGHAZI

    “Fuck the Gays for Jesus” has been my life’s work, I guess

    • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

      Come sit by me.

    • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

      Amen.

  • bluicebank

    This is going to really piss off the fake Christians. If your bullshit can’t land you in court with the ACLU, you’re doing it wrong!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      If the ACLU doesn’t go after him, how will the Christians achieve their next erection?

      • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

        Bomb an abortion clinic?

        • sarafina

          Excellent suggestion, however repellant. (I mean with votes, of course.)

          • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

            But of course. It is easy to think like a monster because they have very settled habits. I doubt the Rebs have had a new thought since LBJ drove the Dixiecrats into their waiting arms.

  • kaydenpat

    Looks like Trump decided not to nationalize Pence’s anti-gay nonsense. At least for now.

    • sarafina

      Give him another week.

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    FWIW, FFRF is still going to make a federal case out of this. The Complaint was largely written when the EO was released (having aniticated that the promised discrimination would be included), but after tossing all the word salad the lawyers wore out their delete buttons and focused on the jab taken at the Johnson Amendment. In allowing nonprofits to prosthelytize this EO does open the back door to even Moar Bigly amounts of dark money to enter into politics, which is bad. Also too, dumb people take preachers really seriously, for some dumb reason. Probably because they are dumb. And suckers.

    • CrazyDogLady

      Hey there. A Christian’s faith doesn’t disqualify them from being intelligent. There are smart people and stupid people of all faiths and creeds. I’m sure there are stupid atheists and not so bright agnostics too. (Spoken by someone of no faith at all! )

      • Nik Davis

        I think once that Christian votes for the likes of Trump it is valid to doubt their intelligence…

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Sure, there can be smart people and stupid people of any ilk (yes, yes, my sister was once bitten by an ilk). Anyway, I figured the use of “preacher” as opposed to pastor or minister was enough of a dog whistle to evoke the likes of Billy Graham and the megachurch grifters (my new K-pop electric jug band, BTW ) who certainly can not be taken seriously by anyone with two brain cells to rub together, IMO.

        • Sakonyachen

          Electric jugs! Why didn’t I think of that?

      • texcynical

        You are correct. The term isn’t “stupid”. It is “mentally ill”.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Let’s not jump to conclusions and assume the EO was designed to do nothing while appearing to do the opposite. It could very well be that Trump intended everything he said with the order but wrote it himself rather than leave that to his lawyers. That would certainly explain the outcome.

    • Was the order written in crayon?

      • Old Man Yells at Cloud

        my thought exactly.

      • Sakonyachen

        Can he actually write?

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “When will the religious right understand that they were, are, and always will be nothing more than useful idiots for the GOP? The answer is “never,” because they are very stupid.”

    Ralph Reed objects! They may be stupid people, but they’re his stupid people. Who else is going to keep that idiot in $500 suits while he lobbies for casinos serves the Lord?

    • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

      I object to Ralph Reed.

    • UpstateNYObserver

      They’re all Jealous ’cause Donnie out did them in the long con. An I’m guessing Reed is more the $1200 suit type – $500 is pretty pedestrian in that crowd.

  • eddi_the_Bad_Hombre

    The useful idiots are on their knees praying for lightning bolts to strike Planned Parenthood. It’s better odds than getting anything they want from Cheeto or Congress.

  • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

    Has anyone seen Kellyanne Conway recently?

    http://sirismm.si.edu/saam/scan2/P36362963_b.jpg

  • norcalOG

    if Ralphie Reed was at the crucifixion and was asked choose between freeing Jesus and Donald Trump, how long would it take for him check his pockets for loose change before making his decision?

  • Odd Jørgensen
  • AnnieGetYerFun

    So the “Trump Just Smashed The Separation of Church and State” headlines at OccupyDemocrats were inaccurate?

  • this country says it’s about

    So tired of this fool!!

  • Sakonyachen

    So a republican paid lip service to the christian right and did nothing for them? It’s like this is what they actually want from politicians.

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