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A reminder there are more decent people than idiots. The idiots are just louder is all.

In late April, we were delighted to report that alleged human Alex Jones is getting his conspiracy-loving butt sued by the Chobani Yogurt company over online posts falsely claiming the company was “importing migrant rapists” who had brought a surge of crime and disease with them to Twin Falls, Idaho, where Chobani operates the world’s largest yogurt factory. Jones had a fine video meltdown, claiming Chobani’s lawsuit was obviously orchestrated by George Soros, who of course is behind everything that happens anywhere. Jones said he was informed of this by sources in the White House and Congress, because obviously the federal government is highly interested in a dairy company’s defamation lawsuit against a crazy person on the internet. Jones also claimed he would soon visit Idaho to show everybody what’s really going on here:

I’m going to bring investigative crews there. I am going to show what the locals are doing. I am going to show the Islamicists getting off of the planes. You want a fight? You better believe, baby, you’ve got one.

And that was about the last we heard of that. He may still show up, but we’re not betting on it; while Jones does have fans here among the militia loon segment of the population (we saw a guy with a homemade “InfoWars.com” sign and a camera at the big March for Guns’ Feelings a few years back), we were delighted to see this piece from the Los Angeles Times about folks in Twin Falls who are happy to see the Chobani lawsuit, and wish Alex Jones would stop lying about their town and refugees. It’s a reminder that while the Gem State does indeed have a noticeable constituency of far right looneybirds, we’re not about to let the crazies run everything.

Twin Falls has long been a destination for refugees, since at least the 1970s, taking in people displaced by whatever horrifying events have driven them from home. Cambodians, then Bosnians, Rwandans, and more recently, Iraqis, Afghans, and now Syrians. It’s a welcoming town, all in all, with a highly successful refugee center at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), which helps resettle between 150 and 300 refugees a year in Twin Falls and other Idaho communities. Yes, there have been marches by gun-humping militia idiots who are terrified Idaho will be taken over by dozens of Syrian immigrants, but those guys are pests, not the mainstream. The paranoids tried to start a ballot initiative to close the refugee center last year, but of the 3,842 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, they only got 855. Probably because George Soros kept people from signing the petition.

The latest hysteria — mostly outside Idaho, of course — comes from claims by Jones and by Dead Breitbart’s Home for Nativist Panic that the Chobani plant, one of the major employers in the area (the factory is just outside Twin Falls, if you want to get picky) was somehow connected to an awful 2016 sexual assault committed by some young boys — aged 14, 10 and 7. The assailants pleaded guilty in juvenile court, but the Wingnuttospere is certain that raping little girls is something that all Muslim refugee children just do, because of course they’re animals, while when white Christians molest children, they’re aberrant sickos.

Jones refused to remove an April 11 InfoWars video suggesting that the Chobani plant was somehow complicit in the assault, and also that refugees were responsible for an explosion of crime and disease in Idaho, including a nonexistent tuberculosis outbreak:

“TB spiked 500% in Twin Falls during 2012 as Chobani opened the plant,” Jones read during a segment on his Infowars program. “The blessings just continue. Seven refugees with active TB sent to Idaho when they know they got it.”

Except for how nothing of the sort happened, according to the Idaho Department of Health, which emphasized that in mere reality, refugees are actually screened for health, because things have not become more lax than they were at Ellis Island in 1904:

“Idaho typically reports about 10 cases of active TB each year to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with one or two from the refugee community,” the agency said. “There are five cases being treated in the state today, but none are refugees.”

But that’s a lot like what Jones said, because it included the words “refugees,” “tuberculosis,” and numbers.

Now let’s get on to the actively nice part of how people are reacting to Jones and the lawsuit. Take, for instance, Zeze Rwasama, the direcor of CSI’s refugee program, who is himself a refugee, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Rwasama says Twin Falls is a model for how communities can take in refugees precisely because it’s a small city, even though it’s 89% white. The size of the community is actually an advantage, particularly since there are established refugee groups and employers who are happy for the labor:

“Integration is faster here,” Rwasama said. “They get a job, a place to live and then, perhaps most importantly, a car. Buying a car means they are fully independent.”

All that happens, he says, because there are plenty of jobs in Twin Falls and the cost of living is affordable. Twin Falls’ unemployment rate is 3% and the median house price is $149,000. Chobani, which is hiring and is one of the top five employers in the Magic Valley, has been starting people at $12 to $15 an hour.

There’s also several dairy farms in the area (we’ll leave aside for the moment the very real environmental and animal welfare concerns involved with agribusiness because we’d rather not spend all day writing this piece) which need relatively unskilled laborers, and don’t have an immigrant visa program to bring in guest workers. Bob Naerebout of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association, would far rather have refugees than insane conspiracy theorists, who don’t know beans about milking cows:

“The refugee labor pool is absolutely critical to the dairy industry,” Naerebout said. “Without them, it would be real trouble.”

He says average wages for refugees on a dairy farm start at $11 to $12 an hour. At one of the largest dairy farms in the area, 60 of the 220 workers are refugees.

Like others in Twin Falls, Naerebout is frustrated by the broad brush painted by Jones and others who never bothered to visit the area or talk to people who interact with refugees on a regular basis. He’s glad Chobani sued Jones to protect the company’s reputation and, by extension, the image of the area.

It’s like what Kurt Vonnegut almost said: God damn it, you’ve got to be kine.

And then there’s Fathe Noori, who worked as a translator for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and then came to the U.S. to escape the Taliban. He says there have been a few minor misunderstandings, like a local teacher who tried to push Christianity on his kids (you know, just to save their hellbound souls, as the schools are meant to do), but all in all, he thinks most people in Twin Falls are wonderful. Yes, there’s been some graffiti at the mosque, and a group of five protesters who were marching around with anti-Islamic signs on mosque grounds. But he points out it was a Christian neighbor who called the police to have the protesters moved off the mosque’s property.

Last week, the Twin Falls City Council passed a resolution declaring Twin Falls a “neighborly community,” reaffirming the city’s commitment to

build a community where all residents are welcomed, accepted, and given the opportunity to connect with each other without bias in pursuit of common goals[.]

While the resolution doesn’t specifically mention refugees or immigrants, it had its roots in a Boy Scout project that worked with the refugee center, and much of the public comments were about immigration — and yes, there have been plenty of phone calls complaining that even being “neighborly” is far too radical, and will lead to Sharia law. Also, big surprise: One of the two council members who voted against the resolution said her calls had been 80 percent against the measure, while a member of the majority estimated his calls had been 60% in favor. Vice Mayor Suzanne Hawkins didn’t like the resolution at all, and said it would be best to simply let “citizens reach out to those who they feel more aligned with.” She seems nice.

The resolution didn’t mention Alex Jones at all, which is about the degree of attention he deserves.

HARK neighbors! This is your open thread!

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  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Alex Jones is getting his conspiracy-loving butt sued by the Chobani Yogurt company

    Oh, right–thanks for the reminder!

    (adds “plain Chobani Greek yogurt” to grocery list)

  • theblackdog

    So Pinkham and Off the Menu is back! http://bitterempire.com/worst-restaurant-customers-ever/

    Also Bitter Empire uses Disqus as well so no more dealing with Facebook :-D

    • msanthropesmr

      Huh – Kaili went there too.

      • sw19wilson

        Following those Soros bucks!

  • Ezio

    I think Alex Jones just hates Chobani because he really prefers Steve Dannon.

    …I’ll see myself out.

    • kaydenpat

      Is Steve Dannon whiter?

      • Ezio

        Probably

      • data_ninja

        Probably has better culture.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Off to get a much needed “ohm” from yoga, but I’ll leave on this amusing note:

    https://twitter.com/Millennial_Dems/status/864218199126155264

    • kaydenpat

      Hopefully, he’ll soon find out.

    • not_vh

      have fun and save those ohms for resistance

      • The Wanderer

        Ohm is the loneliest number.

      • Nockular cavity

        But do try to keep current.

        • not_vh

          there is potential

        • Lascauxcaveman

          AC what you did there :)

    • SterWonk

      “ohm”

      FTFY (I’m of Indian descent)

  • kaydenpat

    “the big March for Guns’ Feelings”

    For this alone, I’m going to donate $$ to Wonkette. Y’all have done a great job of keeping us informed but also keeping us laughing during this dark time.

  • WomanInThePersistence
    • shastakoala

      The mighty Snake River!

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I heard you was dead.

        • shastakoala

          Interesting.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    dok, you have “kine” instead of “Kind” in the Vonnegut quote.

    I think Kurt would want me to let you know.
    ; )

    • shivaskeeper

      Kine is cattle.

    • Painter of Goats

      “Kine” refers to cows so I think it was intended, given the context.

      • doktorzoom

        Moo.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          whoops, sorry dok! I did not get the joke…We have desert cows, but I’ve only ever driven past them (thankfully, that place stinks to high heaven, you can smell it about the time you see it.)

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Mmm, dessert cows…

          • DrBigHead

            The brown ones give chocolate milk…

            … or so said my dairy farming cousins (to the dumb city cousin)

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            Ron, you actually made me check to see if i spelled it wrong.
            ; )

          • Ferroequinologist Ron

            Then my work here is done!

          • Latverian Diplomat

            It’s like a cow’s opinion, it’s a moot point.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            It was a bo vine…

  • Ezio

    A refugee comes to America, starts a business, employs his neighbors and even gives them a stake in the company.

    He’s literally the walking, talking embodiment of the American dream these people always say they believe in. What’s their problem?

    • msanthropesmr

      Brown.

      • willi0000000

        what’s UPS got to do with this?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “He’s making us look bad!”

    • sw19wilson

      Didn’t borrow enough money from Wall Street to do it?

      • MizzMazz

        Everyone knows you have to either inherit that money or take a loan from Mummy and daddy.

    • shivaskeeper

      Resentment. Plain and simple. The brown skinned guy got the American Dream that should have been theirs by birthright. The fact that he worked his ass off for it and they expected it to handed to them does not mitigate it all in their heads.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Besides, isn’t yoghurt one of those faggy, middle-eastern, hippy foods? God knows real ‘muricans wouldn’t touch the stuff!

    • jesterpunk

      He is scary because he is different.

  • msanthropesmr

    So – maybe some of those red blooded Americans should get a job in the Yoghurt plant? Just saying – if they had a real job instead of bitching, they might be better off. Bootstraps!

    • doktorzoom

      Most of the red-blooded Americans aren’t even from Twin Falls, even.

    • Poly_Ester

      You can’t buy very much meth with an annual salary of <$25000.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Oh, now we have some real infighting in the Nevada GOP – Governor Sandoval took Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson to task for his accusations about the head of the Gaming Control Board (a man that Sandoval himself appointed 6 years ago). Roberson, for his part, is making pretty slimy insinuations that the Democratic Party is pushing this forward while simultaneously smearing the individual as untrustworthy (basically “if you recorded the AG, are you recording the casinos who meet with you” sort of thing).
    Did I mention the Legislature still has about 3 weeks to go before Sine Die? And that they haven’t done the budget or about a hundred other things that need to be done to keep the state running?

  • Picabo
    • MizzMazz

      And why should I have to pay for bombs I will never deploy?

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Or, worse, bombs that you will deploy

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Yeah, if we got to vote on that, we’d probably deploy a lot fewer of them.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      How is it there are people this old that still need the concept of the social contract explained to them?

  • schmannity

    Wait until Jones finds out that Chobani yogurt is turning all the frogs gay.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUEy55r49fY

  • msanthropesmr
  • Mary Sandoras
  • Vincent Ricola

    “Last week, the Twin Falls City Council passed a resolution declaring Twin Falls a “neighborly community,”…,

    I love this and am about to suggest to my neighbors that we pass a resolution declaring our block a “neighborly community.”

    Also, too, Twin Falls has a new season premiering this Sunday on Showtime!

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      “’I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,’ Trump said,”

      Jesus Christ. Intel isn’t a property you’re trying to sell, you numpty.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        It’s Donnie. EVERYTHING is for sale.

        • FlownΩver

          EVERYTHINGONE HERE is for sale

          All better now.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        What? Are you implying he isn’t invested in tech stocks?

    • Vincent Ricola

      “The partner had not given the United States permission to share the
      material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so
      risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of
      the Islamic State”

      Impeach now. He’s a serious danger to the entire world.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “In my defense, the chocolate cake was delicious. Really the best. Terrific.”
        — Donald Trump

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Just because you’re the President* does not give you the authority to declassify intelligence. Especially intelligence that was not yours to begin with.
      And now you’ve burned a key ally, tipped the Russians off (who will probably tip of the Syrians, which means Daesh will be aware too), and gained nothing.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Oh, I’m sure HE got something out of it. Maybe they chose to forgive May’s payment on his loans.

    • Meccalopolis

      Trying really hard to not get disemvoweled

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
  • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

    See the comment below this one. What a fucking good way to start the week.

    • Shoto
      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Even when I emulate FDR, I fuck it up.”
        — Alternated Universe Self-Aware Donald Trump

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Tweeting loudly and waving a small dick is no way to go through life, son.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Oh, well at least he’s not fat, drunk and stupid. (Two out of three, but still – not all three.)

      • Yeah.. That’s not so much a “meme” as it is “two pictures”, but that word has pretty much lost all meaning by now.

      • FlownΩver

        Update the speech balloons:

        “What did I tell you about telling secrets to the Russians?”

        “Don’t be stupid and tell the Russians”

        “And what did you do?”

        “Told the Russians. But they like me!”

    • cheetojeebus

      oh, isn’t that fucking dandy.

    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      I’m beginning to think you lot don’t really want to get rid of Donnie after all.

      • FlownΩver

        Well, it might be easier to switch Congress if he sticks around a while longer.

        THEN boot his ass, so a new VP would have to get Dems’ approval.

        THEN we can talk about the Walking, Praying Q-Tip.

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      The pace at which they would have drawn and quartered a President Clinton over something like this would have been breathtaking…

      But now?

  • Shoto
  • Juan de Fuca

    I’m going to make a prediction with seven months remaining:

    The most commonly used phrase on cable news in 2017 is going to be, “The most damaging week of the Trump Presidency.”

    • sw19wilson

      Swiftly followed by “This is the moment Trump became presidential”

      • Juan de Fuca

        “Do you see the appointment of a special prosecutor?”

      • jowgajen

        Don’t you think they’ve given up on that by now?

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      “That probably could have gone better.”

    • FlownΩver

      “You can’t make this stuff up…”

  • sw19wilson
  • shastakoala
    • Juan de Fuca

      Awesome.

      • shastakoala

        Ty. My most favorite place.

        • Juan de Fuca

          For good reason. Water is life. I know it’s cheesy but still…

    • sw19wilson

      *immediately google maps*

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Ironically named because it never gets above 50, I’m sure.

      • shastakoala

        It is fairly warm in the summers. The lake is natural and at the top of a volcano. A lot of hot springs feed into it.

  • Louise Johnson

    George Soros has been paying people to NOT sign petitions?

    Punk Ass George, GIMMEE my money! You must owe me five or six dozen petitions that I refused to sign.

    Yrs truly,

    Zeke under the bridge

    • Latverian Diplomat

      In reality, signature gathering was hamstrung because so many potential signers insisting on using only white ink.

      • Crystalclear12

        And the infowars crowd insists on signing in invisible ink because the government is always watching!!!!!!!!

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Invisible ink, under a space blanket, in a sound proof room, at an undisclosed location.

          • Crystalclear12

            Where’s my tinfoil hat?!

          • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

            SCIF’s – they’re all the rage.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Does one sign a petition as a person, or the agent and settler for the person, or as a private individual? I’m sure it makes a difference.

  • Chadwells
    • Anna Rompage

      Hey guys, what are you laughing about?

      Wanna see something tremendous, here they are, the nuclear launch codes!

      • Beanz&Berryz

        “I use them for my lotto numbers”

      • I couldn’t remember that many numbers, so the launch codes are now “6”

        • FlownΩver

          Sometimes “BR-549”

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Captain Dumass!…..

    • Latverian Diplomat

      But, her emails…

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      You guys, it’s ok, he got these three magic beans out of it.

    • jesterpunk

      Well its a good thing he doesnt have emails or the right would investigate forever.

    • Nockular cavity

      Fuuuuuuuuucccccckkkkkk…

    • Edith Prickly

      That stupid fucker. Can’t keep his mouth shut about anything.

    • ltmcdies

      That’s even worst than I thought before I read the article
      So the upshot could possibly be that in the future foreign intelligence communities won’t tell America shite because it’s CIC is a blithering idiot

    • ariel_gee_398

      “I don’t think that it’s safe to have Hillary Clinton –in light of what just happened and in the light of what we just found out– I don’t think it’s safe to have Hillary Clinton be briefed on national security.

      Because the word will get out.”
      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/27/_trump_not_safe_to_give_hillary_clinton_national_security_classified_briefings_the_word_will_get_out.html

  • Ferroequinologist Ron

    Think Twin Falls would accept refugees from the rest of America?

    • Serai 1

      Don’t know, but the door to Twin Peaks is going to be open… briefly.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Jones’ outreach to Idaho residents got off on the wrong foot when his exhortation to “Keep your eyes peeled for illegal immigrants” was taken as a poorly constructed potato-based metaphor.

    • Ezio

      You have spuds of steel to make that pun.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I’m not picky, I just plant whatever sprouts. Tuber, or not tuber.

        • Ezio

          You’re skinning my sides!

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            It was just a fluff piece…don’t try to butter us up…

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        These twice-baked puns are really au gratin on my nerves.

    • Nockular cavity

      Jones’ paranoia fries in the face of reason.

      • Ezio

        “I yam who I yam” -Alex Jones

    • Ωbjectifier

      Throwin’ some nightshade.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        I yam okay with that…

  • Nockular cavity

    What about Twin Peaks? Can we set up Sharia law there?

    • MizzMazz

      Leave Twin Peaks alone! Andy might cry.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    so, the paralegal job I applied for yesterday was filled, but i told them I’d be willing to be a full time file clerk. Just got off the phone with HR person for phone interview.

    Went so-so. We’ll see!
    This firm is actually bigger and older than the last one. We discussed my being “let go” and eh, I’m not sure if they’re gonna bite. At least they asked if i’d be ready to start right away, that’s always a good sign.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Fingers crossed!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        thanks dude! I’m sure it’ll be $7.50 an hour, but its full time and a nice way to get into the field. Last time I was just chucked in the deep end.

        • jowgajen

          It should be closer to $13 an hour.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            sadly, it won’t be – hell i didn’t make that as a paralegal intern.

            Wages are depressed her. A few years ago, I saw an ad for a CPA starting at like $9 or some such shit.

            Jobs pay what they did 20 years ago around these parts.

          • jowgajen

            Intern salaries are less than “real job” salaries. It’s a law office, they can afford to pay you a fair wage.

            The $9 for a CPA person was smoking fucking crack (or meth? it is Texas).

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            oh yeah, they can, but they won’t. It’s however cheap they can get away with it. I don’t really blame ’em. The TX mom wanted me to go in gunz blazing on salaries when I started looking, but my plan is to get in there, become indispensable, then start the negotiations. I need this 1 of year experience first.

            And, I know on that CPA thing. I’ve seen tons of similar examples. It’s sad.

            As for my part of texas, we get a nice mix of everything – based solely on the news, we’re not as meth crazy as the rest of the country.

          • jowgajen

            Get your 1 year, sure. But renegotiating after hire doesn’t really work.

          • notaten

            The sheriff’s department and police department here advertise for new recruits all of the time. Starting pay – $14.25/hr! For a cop. Way to go after the best of the best there, morans!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            there’s a sign on the freeway here advertising for correctional officers in some county i’ve never heard of (it’s a big state).
            But yeah, apparently in modern america, wages are based on just how much shit you’re willing to put up with.

          • notaten

            Yep, and I don’t see that getting better any time soon.

          • Jennifer R

            “Closer to 13” good fuck wages are depressed now. I made less than 50 cents under that as a phone tech in semi rural VA 8 years ago.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I forgot to relate what I learned on the Alex Jones show today with his guests Roger Stone and Mike Cernovich.

    Alex: WINNING! WE’RE WINNING, WHAT DO YOU THINK, ROGER?
    Roger: We are so winning, the whole world is on our side.
    Alex: HOW ABOUT YOU MIKE, ARE WE WINNING OR WHAT!?!
    Mike: You bet, I was at a mothers day party and my cousin, my cousin…can’t remember her name right now, and I told her how much I thought we were winning, and she said she thought we were winning.
    Alex: LET’S GO TO A CALL…JOE IN IDAHO, YOU’RE ON THE AIR…DO YOU THINK WE’RE WINNING?
    Caller: Yes…I…
    Alex: THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT CALLER… EVERYBODY’S ON OUR SIDE, THE POLICE, THE MILITARY, THE NATIONALISTS, THE FIRE FIGHTERS, THE CIVIL SERVANTS IN WASHINGTON…EVERYBODY!!! WHATTA YOU THINK ROGER?
    Roger: Yeah, everybody I talk to is on our side except Joy Behar, I like her as a person, but we don’t agree on anythi…
    Alex: WELL SHE’S A COMMIE LIBTARD…SO, WHAT ABOUT YOU MIKE?
    Mike: Yeah, I was in the bank today and the bank manager came over and said “Hey Mike, I read everything you write and…”
    Alex: WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS…EVERYBODY IS ON OUR SIDE AND WE’RE WINNING!!!! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER A WORD FROM ME AS A SPONSOR.

    That was about it for the hour I listened.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      How on earth did you make it through an hour of that?

      • TheGrandWazoo2

        I listen while I’m out catching some rays. The commercials are timed perfectly for turning over.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Keep an eye out for PTSD….

          • TheGrandWazoo2

            Part Time Stupidity Dispersal?

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            Just worried about your long-term health….

    • Ωbjectifier

      EVERYBODY’S ON OUR SIDE…THE FIRE FIGHTERS…
      No, we are goddamn not on ‘your side’!!

    • m3bosha

      I hate listen to AM radio while in the shower (because I am a stoner who always forgets I’ve got to remember to change the batteries so I can pick up something else), and this is pretty much how every show goes. However, it is more entertaining when he is losing his shit over something stupid instead of patting himself on the back.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Oh, I’m just so sure the civil servants in Washington are on your side.

      • TheGrandWazoo2

        Some of the above is a little made up, but yeah, that is one thing he actually did say.

  • Crystalclear12

    I think it’s funny Jones is getting sued for bellowing something he probably doesn’t even believe.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    also too – netflix tells me they have season 4 on sherlock – FINALLY!

    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      YAY!

  • Ωbjectifier

    “Probably because George Soros kept people from signing the petition.”
    He does pay well, if not timely.

  • boyblue122
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      lock him up!

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        No, really. Lock him up.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ikr? It was a poor attempt at irony.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            Well, think of the rust of us next time…

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            I don’t think there was any neferrous intent.

          • Greyhame

            Take my wife … PLEASE

    • Apparently, the president, even this dipshit, can just say what-the-fuck-ever he wants and it becomes “no longer classified”. I guess that rule was made with the assumption that someone this monumentally stupid wouldn’t ever be put in that position…

      • ltmcdies

        I suspect those “presidential norms” developed based on the same thinking

      • boyblue122

        Yeah and now our allies are even less likely to share info with us.

        Well, unless intelligence agencies keep this numbnuts completely out of the loop

        • jesterpunk

          Sorry didnt mean to downvote you at first, doesnt he skip his briefings anyway and only listen to Faux and Frauds instead?

          • boyblue122

            Someone has to go to the briefings to keep updated. Maybe Pence. Maybe he passed word along of what he heard to Drumpf

        • under_score

          This. The US now cannot be trusted with classified info from out allies. Surely, this has to cause more than the mild concern we’ve seen so far from Congress

          • Vincent Ricola

            I’ll believe it when I see it. All that dirty, corrupt, ill-gotten money can’t seem to buy any of them a spine.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I think it’s more narrow. He can declassify things that are gathered by our own intelligence agencies and assets. There has never really been anything said about whether he can unilaterally declassify things provided to us by other intelligence agencies outside the U.S.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        That assumption was behind much of the U.S. Constitution.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        So of a “If the President does it, it’s not illegal” kinda thing?

        • In this case, it’s actually true… Like, the president (apparently) can declassify things on a whim, they’re just usually not total fucking morons so they have some goddamn discretion.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Jesus Christ, that can’t possibly be real. I mean, shit, I say that every day about a thing but YOU TOLD THE RUSSIANS ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE YOU GET? Are you FUCKING kidding me???

    • Serai 1

      Well, duh. What else was that meeting going to be about?

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Why is that man laughing?

      • boyblue122

        The Russian diplomats are laughing at how much of an idiot Trump is maybe?

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          The Gordian knot is cut!

    • Greyhame

      I need to go buy a paper copy of this particular WaPo story, so I can roll it up and whack my brother on the nose for his stupid, “but-her-emails, both sides do it” attitude during the election.

    • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

      “U.S.Americans, listen at me. You will be happy to be knowing we are having termination of many KGB activities in your country as traditional spying is now redundant! Comrade Lavrov doesn’t even have to ask question to hear secrets! Mother Russia is grateful for Americans to have Trump in White House!” Sincerely, Vladimir Vladimirovich.

  • Picabo

    “After town hall pressure, NJ congressman alerted bank board an employee was organizing against him”
    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/15/1662487/-After-town-hall-pressure-NJ-Congressman-alerted-bank-board-an-employee-was-organizing-against-him

  • wait! what?

    So not the Jem state :(

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Wow. Just saw clips of the Spicy Bushes presser today. No doubt he had to change his underwear back when that was over.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Tell us more.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        He was basically reduced to a “name, rank and serial number” response to some tough questions about the “tape” system.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          What’s his problem with “I don’t know” as the (possibly true) answer?

          (Not that being untrue is an obstacle…)

  • Ezio
    • Joe Beese

      Now that’s acting.

  • Serai 1

    Oh, these wingnuts. SO BRAVE OMG

    Activist resigns from her job after Congressman writes to her employer

    So now they’re not even pretending to have spines.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      I’m hoping you’ve got this story right. Check back….

      • Serai 1

        Talk to the Associated Press if you don’t like the story.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Same creep level as those father-daughter purity photos.

    • bupkus231

      I like how the WP has to include the picture, while the whole bit is about how creepy it was….

      As it is, I don’t think Edie Sedgwick is quite the “role model” for his daughter that Cohen tries to make her out to be ( troubled childhood, struggles with mental health issues, overdosing on alcohol/barbituates at 28 )….

      Then there’s the “creep factor” – makes a lotta sense that Rump likes/employs him.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Idaho: You don’t have to be fleeing from somewhere else to move here, but it helps?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Do I need a visa? How long does it take to get refugee status?
      Asking for a friend.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        The most important qualification is having no other options.

  • Chadwells

    OT:….and why not a follow up to my last post. Yeah, this happened too.

    “When President Trump’s bodyguard revealed Jim Mattis’s private cellphone number”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/05/15/when-president-trumps-bodyguard-revealed-jim-mattiss-private-cellphone-number/?utm_term=.8e2f591e041e

    • boyblue122

      butteremails

    • ltmcdies

      Just his boss’s lead which is give away info about foreign assists in hostile cities because what could go wrong

      Is Mattis the mad dog guy he needs to let that lose

    • jesterpunk

      Well at least he didnt release it at a rally like he did with Lindsay Graham’s phone number so that is a slight improvement?

  • Lyly Sirivong

    “Thou wimpled tickle-brained bladder !”

    Here’s something fun : a Shakespearean insulter
    http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/index.html

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • Well, Rachel is gonna burn everything down over this tonight…

      • Vincent Ricola

        Hopefully she’s not too good and her ratings don’t spike, otherwise Andy Lack will move Greta into her time slot.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Too late on the first part, and “let him try” on the second….

          • snark-lurker

            her contract will not be renewed, she knows it, she is now rich, she will go down kicking ass

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            I’m just waiting for her move, so MSNBC can never see my little clicker grace their choice again….

          • bupkus231

            Stating the fact the “she is now rich” sounds too much like the same sort of justification that KaC uses for shilling for Rump.

            /snark missed

      • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel
    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Should’ve scrolled down…but Jesus Fucking Christ.

    • Joe Beese

      Guess he just declassified it.

      He can do that actually. He’s the President.

      • boyblue122

        It was intelligence gained from an allied source and now given to a hostile nation.

        Dont count on much of any intel given to the US going forward

        • Joe Beese

          Oh, well, if you’re going to get nitpicky…

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        He can but “The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.” to the Russians?

        • bupkus231

          Guess we’ll never get any more intelligence from any of our allies anymore. First, accusing the British GCHQ of aiding Obama’s illegal wiretapps, now blurting out shit trying to impress people?

          Why is this guy still around?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Law’s a little murky since this was intel gathered by a foreign service and then given to us. Stuff that the NSA/CIA/DIA collects? Sure. Stuff from other bureaus? Uh…

    • jesterpunk
      • snark-lurker

        eww x 2 !!

      • Treg Brown

        You win the internets today. Brilliant.

    • SCOOP!

    • jowgajen

      Ugh, that article induces nauseous dread.

  • Joe Beese

    Oh, no… not Alex Jones’s investigative crews!

    Anything but them!

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      What they’re finding is amazing!

      • Joe Beese

        Pure journalistic dynamite!

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Explosive bullshit!….

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            Explosive diarrhea requires medical treatment.

          • Bobathonic

            Preexisting condition.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Not to be confused with Alex Jones’s Investigative Cruise! Departs from San Diego, wanders aimlessly, and has to be towed back at government expense. Special guest, Norovirus.

      • Shoto

        “Special guest, Norovirus.”

        Explosive details will emerge.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Won’t anyone think of the unemployed basement-dwellers who have an ex that is now dating a non-white person?! :(

    • bupkus231

      Are they the guys who didn’t make it investigating Obama’s birth certificate for Trump? Idaho, not Hawaii?

  • SadDemInTex

    I’m going to start buying Refugee Yogurt

    • BosGrl

      I bought some last week and it’s a little pricey for my budget, but it is good!

  • BrendaKay

    Did anybody else get a lovely email from Hillary today? Onward Together!

    • jowgajen

      Got it, social media-ed it, gave her a token amount of money, and did a short dance of joy.

    • janecita

      Yes Brenda, we are all special here;-)

  • Picabo

    “At the March for Science in Cincinnati, a 12-Year-Old Girl Gave This Powerful Speech.”
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/15/at-the-march-for-science-in-cincinnati-a-12-year-old-girl-gave-this-powerful-speech/

    This is from a 12 year old.
    Some of my past teachers, when talking about the Big Bang theory and evolution, have told us these are just theories and we can believe what we want. How can you teach something you don’t even understand?
    If you are teacher, here are some of the things we want to learn:
    The Earth is over 4.5 billion years old — and it is not flat, either!
    We want to learn about evolution from Richard Dawkins and Charles Darwin, not Ken Ham.
    We want to get our vaccination information from places like Children’s Hospital, not Jenny McCarthy.
    Exemptions for public schools should be made based on your medical history and not your beliefs.
    Neil deGrasse Tyson says: The good thing about science: It is true whether or not you believe in it.
    When it comes to sex education, we want medically and scientifically accurate information. You cannot teach us about sex by telling us not to have it. Why do people think that educating us is harmful?
    Humans are the main reason for climate change. Bringing a snowball to the Senate floor during winter does not disprove climate change.
    We cannot work on solutions to our problems until we agree on the facts. The scientific method is the best method we have. Once you try bringing the supernatural into the equation, it is no longer science.

    • Shanzgood

      Brava!

    • BrendaKay

      Her key question, “Why do people think that educating us is harmful?”
      Yep – if you are educated, you will fight for fairness, truth, equality, etc. Can’t have that now can we?

    • wait! what?

      Reminds me of when Neil Bush was pushing his Ignite! DVDs for education. A young woman asked about calculus. Neil didn’t think it was relevant. He got sgut down when she said “…calculus is how we got to the moon.”

    • bupkus231

      This is a 12-year-old? I know 70-year-olds who don’t have as much grasp of the facts. Not even ideological – they wouldn’t recognize ANY of the names/quotes/events in that excerpt, even “Ken Ham”.

      Okay – maybe there’s some kids out there who haven’t been completely disillusioned by the idiocy of the older generations….

    • not_vh

      somebody’s kid is a learning.

  • Joe Beese
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      “What’s hangin’, bro?”….

    • shastakoala

      That baby doesn’t fit in her purse anymore.

    • Ezio

      I don’t care if they are Australian, real people named Joey say “Ey, how yoo dooin’?”

      • Meccalopolis

        No, how YOU doin’

        • Ezio

          “I’m good. I wuz just about ta put da pasta inna pot and make some dinna, paisan.”

          • Meccalopolis

            Fuhgedaboutit

  • Spurning Beer

    Coming this fall on CBS: CeLo Green and Callista Flockhart in CSI Twin Falls!

  • georgiaburning

    OT- in Europe this week on business. This place seems sane, I’ll see how much I can carry back.

    • Nounverb911

      Only $800 worth then customs makes you pay….

      • georgiaburning

        I’ll declare it as non-commercial psychological samples for research. The booze allowance is for my scotch

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          Carry it inside you – they have to give you a wheelchair if you need one to get off the plane….

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “That’s because they have VAT over there. So unfair. What a bad deal. Just like Mexico.”
        — Donald Trump

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Was in France 3 weeks ago. Desperately want to go back, or really, anywhere sane.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      what’s teh zeitgest where you’re at? (Am I using that word wrong, I think i’m using that wrong.)

      • data_ninja

        Zeitgeist? Did I sneeze?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        You’re not using it wrong, you’re just setting a very difficult task – to summarize the entire zeitgeist of a sub-continent. I can do it with my hands tied behind my back, of course. But not ordinary mortals.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          lol, that’s why i specified “Where [he’s] at.”

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Say hey to my presidents, Merkel and Macron.

    • Meccalopolis

      Apologize for me

  • WaPo’s headline now:

    “Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador”

    “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”

    FFS

    • Vincent Ricola

      What’s a little classified information obtained from another country between comrades. Nothing to see here. Why don’t you want the US and Russia to have a good relationship?

    • BosGrl

      Why isn’t this the tipping point? I know legally he can do this but what more do the Republicans want, as far as a smoking gun?

      • BrendaKay

        A smoking gun from shooting someone on 5th avenue?

        • snark-lurker

          no biggie, peeps die all the time

      • Crystalclear12

        To fuck the poor one. more. time.

      • boyblue122

        Paul Ryan still has things on his agenda before Trump gets impeached like, kicking some old guy’s walker from under him, taking the few dollars he has from his wallet then laughing at him

        • snark-lurker

          McTurdle also too

        • Meccalopolis

          Stealing an old woman’s last nickel

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          ZEGS for everyone!

      • Vincent Ricola

        “We can’t do anything about it because it didn’t come from a private server in Hillary Clinton’s basement.” – GOP

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Just read that myself over at TPM.

      O, fucking hell.

    • TJ Barke

      OH COME ON!

      • Apparently trump was boasting about all the “best” intel he gets every day and shot his wad to impress his comrades.

        • TJ Barke

          FFS. That’s even more concerning than him being bought off.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            It can be two things.

    • Ezio

      There’s a Trump tweet for every situation.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/750648675186147328

    • bupkus231

      I want to hear Congressional Republicans ignore/downplay this!

      Fuckers!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        should be some absolutely STUNNING spinning on how it’s no big deal.

      • A_Changeling

        They’ll say we don’t know if it’s true.

        ETA: And who leaked it???

      • rodnchance

        They will, and their propaganda are FOX will enable the ignoring. Gawd Damn, but I it get so tiring repeating, IOKIYAR, but it remains true today, tomorrow, and always.

    • snark-lurker

      Lede: Cong(R)ess doesn’t care.

      • BosGrl

        You know that privately they are probably fuming, but gotta get that screw-the-people healthcare bill passed!

        • jowgajen

          Pence’d sign it no problem.

          • BosGrl

            I keep hoping that Pence gets pulled into this, but again, that leaves Ryan, so whatever, it’s the end of the world as we know it.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            On the line of succession, it’s assholes all the way down.

      • Meccalopolis

        What the actual fuck does he have to do to get impeached?

        • FlownΩver

          Advocating a top-bracket tax increase ought to do it.

    • Jenny

      Who among us is surprised? You know who will be surprised if congress does a thing about it? Me.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “So on Tuesday, at 6AM, I will order Norad defenses off line, got that?”

      “What Time Zone? Is Eastern time?”

      “Say what now.”

      “What time zone. You know times are different around the globe.”

      “That sounds wrong.”

      “Is true. Is day here, but is night in Moscow right now.”

      “Ha ha. You almost had me there, Sergey. I’m gonna pull that one on Pence later.”

    • NotReallyHere

      How many I CAN’T EVENs are we going to experience in this odd time?

    • Ezio

      Donald Trump’s incompetence rivals Dubya’s.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Surpasses.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Bigly.

      • TJ Barke

        You just know Dubya on election night was thinking: “Thank god, I won’t be the worst president in history anymore… heh heh heh”

    • Roni Raven

      With the Russian media in the room, no?

      • Pinching themselves to keep from laughing at his dumb ass.

        • Ezio

          You know Putin and Assad laugh at him behind his back.

          • Hell, they laugh to his face and he thinks it’s because they think he’s funny.

          • TJ Barke

            He is funny. Just not on purpose.

      • snark-lurker

        yes!

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      No wonder the Russian bastards were laughing in the TASS photos.

    • cmd resistor

      From the article: “In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.”

      • Meccalopolis

        No, really! Do tell comr. . Er, Mr president

    • OddMan

      The SOB was fucking bragging and had to boast of all the things he knows to the Russians.

      Bragging to the Russians – priceless
      “In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.

      Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States only learned through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence gathering method, but described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.

      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article150656737.html

      • cmd resistor

        At first I had to stop and check to make sure it wasn’t a snark story from somewhere when I read that about great intel. IDIOT.

        • OddMan

          And now this:
          Two US officials who were briefed on Trump’s disclosures last week confirmed to BuzzFeed News the veracity of the Post report, with one official noting that “it’s far worse than what has already been reported.

          https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/trump-highly-classified-information-russians?utm_term=.lfxLWep9k#.ieGk60zvl

          • OddMan

            Trump did not give away a ‘code word’ as CNN is reporting, he gave away information hidden by a code word, considered “Sensitive Compartmented Information” (SCI)

            Code Word classifications
            Top Secret is the highest level of classification. However some information is compartmentalized by adding a code word so that only those who have been cleared for each code word can see it. This information is also known as “Sensitive Compartmented Information” (SCI). A document marked SECRET (CODE WORD) could only be viewed by a person with a secret or top secret clearance and that specific code word clearance. Each code word deals with a different kind of information. The CIA administers code word clearance.

            ~ wiki

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Why, what’s wrong with revealing where you’re getting info about ISIS? It’s not like the Russians are known to talk to Assad –
        Oh.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Idaho, still in denial that it’s just the result of survey error for the Washington/Montana border.

    • Nounverb911

      “That’s okay, Montana can keep it.”
      –Washington

      • wait! what?

        Way to go. You both just made Idaho cry. Even though they’re delicious gravy tears, it’s still no excuse…

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Thoughtless bastards. Washington always thought it was the queen bee.

  • Nounverb911
  • Mehmeisterjr

    A neighborly community? That’s un-American!

    • Ezio

      Well yeah to these people it is. Especially if the neighbors are not white.

  • Michael R
    • Ezio

      Nothing really matters to meeeeeeeee!!!!

    • jesterpunk
      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        So votey….

      • HorseChestnut

        I am not into that “kelli d gordon liberty blog,” though.

        • jesterpunk

          I just got the image from google image search.

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      Wake me when he uses a private email server as a jerry rigged print server to print out declassified state department scheduling info, then we can talk about locking him up.

    • Nounverb911
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Whenever Trump takes a dump, the USA comes down with typhoid.

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      The one thing that strains credulity with this story is that Trump actually remembers that level of detail of information of any sort.

      Still, if the leaker is also the person who can de-facto de-classify things owing to his position, this is a bit of an issue…

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        I’m guessing he had the info written on his Big Chief.

  • DainBramage

    Saw a car today with an InfoWars bumper sticker and one about fluoride, which I couldn’t read the details of. I’m sure it was a well-reasoned plea on behalf of our precious bodily fluids.

    • wait! what?

      I haven’t seen much of fluoride man in the news, lately.

      • Joe Beese

        The fluoridation of water… is considered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century”.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride#Cavity_prevention

        Yeah, but what has it done for us lately?

        • HorseChestnut

          Sure, but the government WOULD say that, wouldn’t it?

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            It’s promoted by liebrul coastal elites who have all of their teeth! So it’s got to be a bad thing.

          • HorseChestnut

            Dental care is tyranny.

  • Joe Beese
  • mancityRed6

    Yay! I made toast!

    • snark-lurker

      your first time?

      • mancityRed6

        first time since last summer. I finally have a toaster. I’m debating on a washer dryer, but I’m kinda worried what it will do to my electric bills.
        my life is almost back on track

        • snark-lurker

          elec dryer expensive to run, gas expensive to buy

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Gas in a pipe is quite cheap. Gas in a tank is quite not.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          I got a washer dryer for the first time in a decade. I do not miss the laundromat.

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, but the laundry in my apt complex is in the same room as their workout equipment, available 24 hours a day…I’m just trying to decide if the extra in the bills (I currently spend about $20 a month in quarters) is worth making excuses or having a reason to go down there.

    • Picabo

      Cinnamon toast is the best. Childhood memory. Thanks for posting.

      • snark-lurker

        cinnamon & sugar

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          I make mine with a LOT of cinnamon.

      • mancityRed6

        as a kid, I’d put the margerine on, and then sugar, and than kinda touch the cinnamon to the toast.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I approve of all toast and toast-related activities.

    • BosGrl

      Cheers!

    • Boscoe

      Hey, this isn’t facebook, maaaan.

      • mancityRed6

        don’t you take this victory away from me. it’s a milestone

  • Nounverb911

    Maybe MSNBC is for 10PM Eastern…..
    https://twitter.com/Hadas_Gold/status/864219228525785088

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      Yes, we need another conservative network.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “I like to listen to both [conservative] sides.”
        — An “independent” voter

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Hard to resist having a direct line to the Oval Orifice.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Sinclair Oil isn’t the only Sinclair that wants to be represented by a dinosaur.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I expect yon Mr. Wheaton be right – the two “maverick-y” guys will huff and puff, and then do whatever the leadership says.
    https://twitter.com/wilw/status/864236051992203264

  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2d7b0fce905610847c8db2b98a304dfd8a7bf6adf55f913a53dfc5581d44c7c.jpg

    OT : Emmanuel Macron names centre-right Edouard Philippe as French prime minister http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/15/emmanuel-macron-names-centre-right-edouard-philippe-french-prime/

    This has been a slightly surreal day at work. I am a civil servant so the identity of the prime minister is kinda vital to my job.

    Wa had no internet access on our computers. It was cut off because of the ransomware cyber attack. So we had to look on our phones to get the news.

    We waited forever for the announcement. We amused ourselves reading the tweets of the staff of the outgoing prime minister. They were done packing early and were getting bored as hell.

    It’s fun seeing politicians react to the news. There are some who think Macron and Philippe should be given a chance. Some who are wary because Philippe is a former socialist who’s now a conservative. Some who are unhappy because he’s a conservative. And there’s Marine Le Pen who went “See ! Socialists and conservatives are totally the same !” As she always does.

    • BosGrl

      Are you in France?

      • Lyly Sirivong

        Yep.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Is WinXP considered stylish, or something?

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            It was.

            During the Renaissance.

        • BosGrl

          Go to bed! ;)

          • Lyly Sirivong

            I know, I really should.

  • Crystalclear12

    Trump may be more screwed than he thinks. When the party hack says no . . .
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/gop-rep-trey-gowdy-shoots-down-white-house-offer-to-replace-fired-comey-at-fbi/

    • Joe Beese

      … in a statement released on Monday, Gowdy shot down the FBI director job offer. The South Carolina Republican cited his lack of qualification as his reasoning.

      A man like this has no place in a Trump administration.

      • ltmcdies

        Translation.: not getting any Trump Taint on me or my shoes… Trey

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I believe his exact words were, “My lack of reasoning makes me unqualified.”

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Lack of qualfications IS a qualification on Planet Trump.

      • FlownΩver

        His current position has allowed him to see the iceberg off the starboard bow. no scruples, but also maybe not A Idiot.

    • boyblue122

      Also much easier being a partisan hack that doesnt have to do much than to be in charge of a major intelligence agency.

      Also not sure what the pay difference is factoring in all the congressional lobbying money

      • Joe Beese

        Does the Bureau have lithe young pages?

        [asking for a friend]

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          More pages than Gowdy wants to read.

          Wait . . . what?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        He heard Heritage was hiring.

        • Crystalclear12

          And that Trump was radioactive.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Also, Heritage doesn’t stiff people.

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            It just turns them into stiffs… it’s really more of a stick-up-the-ass kind of thing…

          • Crystalclear12

            To be fair most of them started out that way.

    • Meccalopolis

      That they would even consider him tells where they think this is going

    • mancityRed6

      “You mean I’d actually have to work? Hale no!”

      • FlownΩver

        They told him he’d have to make the toast.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The country needs an FBI director who possesses “not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice & truth.”
      “And that’s not me.”
      Remarkable self-awareness, for Gowdy.

      • Boscoe

        Yeah, weird and unnerving actually. It’s like he’s becoming sentient…

    • boyblue122

      He jumped at the position initially when he thought the FBI stood for the Federal Benghazi Investigation but then turned it down after finding out what the FBI really meant

  • Joe Beese

    First NATO has to remind everyone to keep presentations to Trump under 2 minutes and now this…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      In retrospect that “Three main things NOT to tell the Russians” presentation was a bad idea.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        “Not that button, Groot!”….

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          “Try again!”

        • Trip Space-Parasite

          Adorable alien plant creature libelz!

          • Toomush_Inferesistance

            (I know – it’s a flawed metaphor….but still!….)

  • I have a fine young employee who will be moving to the place called Idaho this summer. Coeur d’Alene, I believe.

    I shared with him Dok’s description of the two political parties in the place called Idaho.

    Batshit Crazy Wingnut Conservatives and Fiscal Conservatives, also known as “damn liberals”.

    Two young, well educated liberals headed your way, Dok.

    • Joe Beese

      I wonder if the residents use the French pronunciation or if they consider that unpatriotic somehow.

      • puredog

        I think they pronounce it “Curdle Ain.”

  • Michael R
  • MynameisBlarney

    So…we had a dealer review today with one of major marine engine distributors today.
    Their biggest beefs were our outdated signage and that we don’t really want to get into selling their merch.

    We’re a damn repair shop, not a fucking retail outlet.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      You’re kind of their enemy, when you think about it. :-)

      • MynameisBlarney

        Maybe…
        But they got a new boss, trying to “prove himself”.

        People come to us to fix their boats, not to buy keychains and beer koozies.

        Most of our customers are commercial fisherman.
        They don’t give a crap about that shit.

        • Boscoe

          LOL I was just going to ask: “is there a new guy in charge?” ‘Cause that is SO a new guy in charge kind of thing.

      • MynameisBlarney

        They’re trying to compare us to other dealers in the region that are in much more highly populated areas with very large fishing fleets.

        We can’t even compete with that.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          Sure. It just reminded me of the old days of mainframe computing. When IBM’s biggest competitor was …used IBM machines.

    • BeachBum

      Needs moar planned obsolescence.

  • Boscoe

    Unfortunately George Soros won’t live FOREVER, so any bets on who will replace him in fevered conservative “brains” as the LIBRUL SHADOW PUPPET MASTER WHO SECRETLY MANIPULATES ALL THE THINGS WITH HIS MONIEZ?

    • jesterpunk

      Zombie Soros.

      • Boscoe

        HA! WIN!

      • Suttree

        We he eat their brains? What will he survive on?

        • jesterpunk

          He cant eat their brains, there is nothing there.

    • Joe Beese

      The evil of Soros reaches beyond the grave, my friend.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Me! Me! Let it be me! Tomorrow we are all George Soros!….

      • BeachBum

        Well, ok then.

      • Suttree

        Can we take turns to be a sort of executive office for the week?

    • Vincent Ricola

      George Clooney?

    • BosGrl

      It doesn’t matter. Osama Bin Laden’s son is going to send North Korean missiles at us from Siberia, so…

      • Boscoe

        So only cockroaches and all those kiddie sex slaves protected by Comet PingPong’s basement will survive? ;P

        • Lance Thrustwell

          I appreciate your refreshing clarity on these issues.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      oh hillary and/or obama I’m sure.

      They’ve got name recognition.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Mark Cuban’s gotta start branching out.

    • Ezio

      Meryl Streep?

      • Suttree

        The still bitch about Jane Fonda, so Meryl is a good choice.

    • Suttree

      Warren Buffet needs to start donating more to progressive causes. he would be a good boogieman.

      • Boscoe

        LOL I always pronounce his name “Warren Buffay” in my head…

      • Ezio

        Warren Buffet is an example of a capitalist I like.

      • jesterpunk

        They already hate him because he said rich people should pay a higher percentage then their secretaries. The idiots start comparing dollar amounts paid by the rich and by the secretaries too missing his entire point.

        • Boscoe

          True, but to be fair, they ARE predisposed to missing all the points.

        • Suttree

          Exactly! He’s off to a good start.

    • Ezio

      Pope Francis. Right wingers already hate him and say he is secretly colluding with Jihadists. And while we’re making America great again maybe it’s time we resurrect Catholic fear mongering.

    • Serai 1
  • Biel_ze_Bubba
    • MynameisBlarney

      Fuckin’ A.
      Then I’m motherfuckin’ Hercules!

    • Vincent Ricola

      Goddamn fucking right.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Chrissake! Who’d a fuckin’ thought? Look at these pecs!…

    • Greyhame

      That’s what I keep trying to tell people, but they fucking kicked me out of Planet Fitness anyway.

    • Serai 1

      There was a great bit in one of Stephen Fry’s series, in which he and Brian Blessed took part in an experiment that showed swearing helps you withstand pain. He stuck his hand in a tank full of ice water and tried to hold it there. When he swore, he could hold it there longer, but when he didn’t, his ability to withstand the cold was considerably shorter. I wish there was a clip online, but I haven’t been able to find it.

  • Ezio

    Kellyanne says she only works for Trump “for the money”.

    https://www.themarysue.com/kellyanne-conway-dgaf/

    • BosGrl

      So you’d better treat her right!

    • Joe Beese

      But she won’t do anal.

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Still a sockpuppet…

    • Anna Rompage

      There’s another “profession” that does things they don’t really care to do, but do it for the money…

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        No, that’s an “honest” profession…

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I think that fits more than just one other profession.

    • Mary Sandoras
      • Serai 1

        CRUELLA LIBELZ

        Cruella de Vil (the REAL Cruella de Vil) was a svelte, sexy woman with intense eyes and a killer fashion sense. It was Disney turned her into a shrieking harridan.

        • Couterpoint: they gave her an awesome theme song

          • Serai 1

            Hardly adequate compensation for being turned into an ugly, obnoxious hag. THIS is the real Cruella:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/315e544d111bcb137a5d4ba537139dd2685febaa04c875455a49e7961a6a9ea3.jpg

            But Disney decided after Snow White that they would never have a good-looking or attractive villain again. So Cruella got robbed of the one thing she had going for her.

            (By the way, notice what she’s wearing? Cruella NEVER wore a coat. No matter what else she had on – usually red with green jewelry or green with red jewelry – she always had on her “absolutely simple white mink cloak”. )

        • BeachBum

          “Harridan” – Seeing as how I’m at that age, I should be using that word a lot more ! Thanks !

      • BeachBum

        Ha ! Funniest thing today ! Umm, it IS a joke, right ? Right ? Hello ? Is this thing on ?

  • Joe Beese
    • jesterpunk

      Yeah ok, they wont actually do anything though.

    • Suttree

      They are already working on their traditional conservative agenda. Fuck the poors and give tax cuts to the rich, while taking away millions of people’s healthcare. What fucking agenda are they talking about!?

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Hardly a peep about trumpcare these days.

      • Crystalclear12

        It’s not nice to speak ill of the dead.

      • Boscoe

        They’re still figuring out how they can just rename Obamacare to Trumpcare and claim “victory”…

    • boyblue122

      Headline from 1973-74 or current headline?

    • Meccalopolis

      Ha! Political futures

    • FlownΩver

      Where “traditional conservative” = tax cuts for the rich, and nothing else.

  • Mary Sandoras
  • Good_Gawd_Yall
    • Ezio

      Jaw dropping.

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-high_trumpintel-0504pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.0377ff5b12de

    “Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador.” You know, in that meeting where the American press weren’t allowed in but the Russian press was?

    Insert “Obama” or “Hillary” into that headline and they would be well on their way to drawn and quartered in front of the Washington Monument. But the comparison is completely moot, because neither of them are as staggeringly idiotic or blatantly traitorous as Trump on his best day.

    What, short of a complete congressional overhaul in 2018, will it take to get this dangerous motherfucker impeached?

    • snark-lurker

      more more more!

    • DrBigHead

      I’m confident the Repubs are going to fall back on the fact that this was not illegal, but how in the hell can they even suggest that it was not irresponsible and stupid?

      • Amelia Resists and Persists

        Because the part of them that feels shame was burned away with their moral compasses when they joined the GOP?

        • BeachBum

          Its part of the hazing. And in the Kool-Aid for good measure.

    • cmd resistor

      From the WAPO article: “In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.”

  • Nick Scroggs
    • BosGrl

      Whoa. I wonder if he’s changed his mind since 2004?

      • Nick Scroggs

        Could ask.

    • HorseChestnut

      You know it’s gonna be classy when there’s a date rape joke in the first paragraph…

  • Crystalclear12
  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Ha ha…they say there are 20 reporters waiting outside Spicer’s office.

    (Check the bushes)

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      McMaster just walked by gaggle of press outside Sean's office: "This is the last place in the world I want to be…I'm leaving."— Justin Sink (@justinsink) May 15, 2017

      • BosGrl

        Seriously, I really do feel bad for Spicey sometimes.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Not me.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          He could leave at any time.

          • BosGrl

            Yes, he could. But that’s the same thing Eric or Trump Jr said about women who don’t enjoy being harassed on the job – they can just get another one. So, to be fair… this is a guy who is getting harassed by his boss. I know it’s not the same thing, but still.

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            You’re right, but I would think he’d have more options than the average woman getting abused. Or at least more options before shit started getting really crazy. He might not have many options after his recent performances.

      • Joe Beese

        It just doesn’t pay to get into the Donald Trump business.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          I read that as into the Donald Trump bushes.

  • hendenburg2
  • Nick Scroggs

    Also this, I recommend oen comments ehre and emails the writer as well. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604083/me-and-my-troll/

    • wait! what?

      If only the MIT Technology Review was on disqus, or at least advertised that it was.

      • MynameisBlarney

        It is, but the comments for that article are closed.
        I was gonna regale them with tales of our very own TLM.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        If you are the last website to switch to Disqus, their announcement about you may be up there until they finally go out of business.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • Mr. Blobfish

      What a dunce.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Traitor, the word is traitor.

    • ManchuCandidate

      The John Le Carre novel on Trump would be Jackass Con Man Baby, Rapist, Piss John, Blabbermouth Spy.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “Fiction has to be believable. I came up with that last week.”
        — Donald Trump

    • boyblue122

      The twitter account that is the gift that keeps on giving

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/831853862281699331

      • vivian

        “No scandal! No scandal! You’re the scandal!”

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        His old tweets are like the Little Red Book of self-owns https://t.co/dQRvp67V2k— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) May 15, 2017

        • boyblue122

          hes the master of projection

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Gotta admire those Brits. They have a key informant right there in Putin’s inner circle. He hears everything. Here’s his picture. Looks like a loyal guy, doesn’t he? But they turned him all right. If I could recruit like that, I’d have an FBI director.”
      –Donald Trump

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      McTurdle responds: “He was just priming the pump. You’ve heard of that, haven’t you?”…

    • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49603c7388abdf557f8aeae60a1eae3cb7c0117cc0f3b05a74a22f4ea93d1d32.jpg “Could you move a little closer to nesting doll and repeat that Donnie?”

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
  • BeachBum

    Good writing Doc ! Great article ! I, for one, like to hear about stuff going on in the country from people I can trust, and without having to spend all day trying to verify sources. I don’t like yogurt, but I will give Chobani a try.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    The plot thickens. Okay, more like congeals.
    https://twitter.com/RalstonReports/status/864242134668279808

    • MynameisBlarney

      Oh FFS!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I’m surprised he didn’t say “How dare you question my integrity! I am a war veteran!” (He was an Army JAG in Iraq). It was his go-to deflection during the 2014 campaign.

        • Nick Scroggs

          Wait, who’s a veteran?

          • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

            Our AG in Nevada, Adam Laxalt. Big scandal broke that he may have tried to influence the head of the Gaming Control Board to intervene on behalf of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson (Laxalt has dreams of running for governor like his grandpa). The head of the Board recorded the conversation, and turned it over to the (Democratically-controlled) Legislature last week. This morning, it was revealed that Laxalt exerted this pressure after his own office told the GCB that it would not be wise to step into the middle of Adelson’s business.

          • Nick Scroggs

            No offense, but I’m not in the least surprised that there’s high level corruption in Nevada. On the plus side, I have an excuse to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHVUTass5BQ

    • Boscoe

      Trump also would have requested the ANSWERS.

  • Michael R

    ” Trump Revealed “Highly Classified” Intelligence To Russian Foreign Minister And Russian Ambassador ”

    https://s18.postimg.org/6acepi7jt/fall_out_shelter_Hillary_emails.jpg

  • Roni Raven

    Jesus Horatio Christ.

    Two US officials who were briefed on Trump’s disclosures last week confirmed to BuzzFeed News the veracity of the Post report, with one official noting that “it’s far worse than what has already been reported.”

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/trump-highly-classified-information-russians?utm_term=.fsLQmplq1#.ckbG6Okza

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      Well, Trump said he wanted the leaks investigated…

    • Vincent Ricola

      Of course it is.

    • Joe Beese
    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Drain the swamp, let the Russians see everything.”
      — Donald Trump

    • Meccalopolis

      “Troubling” really, Lindsay?

  • Nick Scroggs

    Here’s the email for the guy who wrote the Slate article I posted below, where he described this site in 2004, but still, as a “date rape incident between the Drudge report and Spy magazine.” Shafer.Politico@gmail.com.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • BosGrl

    I think Melania better make sure Barron can go back to his old school in the fall…

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I hear Russia has some very fine schools.

    • Meccalopolis

      Wave bye to daddy baron

  • Picabo

    Rant.
    So yesterday on Mother’s Day I went to my pharmacy to get shots for phenomena and shingles. Yes, I am an old. She would have grown up hearing about the flu pandemic of 1918-19 and polio. What a miracle it must have been for her to be able to see her children immunized against these and other diseases. Momma would have cold cocked any anti-vackers who would have gotten in her way. If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Thanks Mom.

    • notaten

      Yeah, no one wants to get the phenomena. Or pneumonia. And definitely not shingles. ;)

  • Scooby

    I’m financed by Saul Alinsky.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I’m carrying Saul Alinsky’s baby.

      • MynameisBlarney

        You too?!?!

        TWINSIES!

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          I’m really hurt. I thought we had something special together.

          • MynameisBlarney

            We do, honey lumpkins…
            But no one can resist The Alinsky!

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            I guess you’re right. Even dead, he still has that certain je ne sais quoi.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Oui…

            Oui.

      • snark-lurker

        you & Blarney should get on the pill

        • MynameisBlarney

          A little LATE now.

          • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

            And abortion, is not an option.

    • Reximus

      so you Called Saul?

  • Leahy is on Blitzer now smacking Twitler ove the Russian intelligence brag

    • cmd resistor

      Good.

    • Vincent Ricola

      These CNN mofos are in a state of shock.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        It’s almost as if only one side does it, after all.

      • snark-lurker

        your winnings, sir

        • BeachBum

          Damn good !

        • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

          LOL! Thanks, I needed that. Amazing what three little words can do.

          I still want Trump and the GOP to be {{{redacted}}}!

          • snark-lurker

            mee too {redacted} included

  • A_Changeling

    The real question is who leaked it??

    • I hope McMaster did

      • Vincent Ricola

        Yes. Yes. Yes. Please yes.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Wouldn’t surprise me after what he told the press waiting outside Spicer’s office.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      With the number of people in the intelligence community and the FBI he’s pissed off lately? The line starts at the front door to the White House and goes around the block. Twice.

      • Joe Beese

        Vendors working the line doing a brisk business in “I’M WITH STUPID” t-shirts.

      • A_Changeling

        Well then there’s a lot to investigate before we get to this Russia stuff!

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Trump will be howling for an investigation of this critical question. McConnell promising to get on it in 3, 2, 1…

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      AoT,K.

    • Meccalopolis

      Don’t piss off the IC

    • Reximus

      Flynn…well, why not, he’s the WH fall guy for everything

    • Perkniticky

      Probably Trump. He’s the leakiest person ever.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    BUT HER EMAIL !!!

  • Rick Hill

    Well…you libruls got facts but what does that prove?

  • Nick Scroggs

    So is Spicer fired yet? And what else is going on? I just want to know if this is the week to start stocking up for post-apocalypse.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      You shoulda started your shelter months ago – get yer shovel….

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      start stocking up for post-apocalypse

      Too late, you sad bastard.

      • Nick Scroggs

        Gee, thanks for the helpful advice.

    • jesterpunk

      Trump reviled classified info to Russia, his body guard gave out Mattis’ personal cell phone number.

      https://d.justpo.st/media/images/2017/01/31/but-her-emails-nuclear-holocaust-1485907033.gif

      • BosGrl

        Just another manic Monday.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Are we still pissed off about Comey? And I love John Oliver.

    https://youtu.be/dtAqPRuqNSg

    • Greyhame

      About blatant obstruction of justice? Damn right we are!

    • 534 people less annoying than Ted Cruz, and also, Ted Cruz.

    • snark-lurker

      odds are none of this would be happening if not for HerEmails nothing burger from him

  • Joe Beese
  • Edith Prickly

    Hooray for yoghurt indeed!

    https://youtu.be/M0eWawTdt_w

    • wait! what?

      Stabs and Drums.

      That flavor can’t taste too good…

      • Edith Prickly

        It’s better than the herpes simplex and hepatitas…

        • Boscoe

          10,000 orphans and nuns eaten by rats?

  • SweetDeeKat

    Grudging respect for Gowdy turning down Comey’s job, as Gowdy was a career prosecutor and has some skills.

    • jesterpunk

      Why would anyone take a job knowing they wont keep it long?

      • Swampgas_Man

        Why would anyone take a job defending and “swearing loyalty” to a crook?

        • jesterpunk

          Because tax cuts for the rich.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      If it’s too repulsive for a reptile like Gordy, who had no problem with all those bogus Benghazi investigations, it really has to be bad. It’s also a no win- most of the FBI staff will dislike him for replacing Comey. If nothing is actually found, most of the country will see it as a cover up. If collusion is eventually found, the base will see him as a traitor for uncovering it.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • wait! what?

      A showboat!? Those are pretty harsh words…

      …coming from the Titanic.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      That is awesome!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Tweeted. One of his best.

  • Joe Beese
    • BosGrl

      People, as usual, = “I”

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        What, Vladimir, Sergey and the Other Sergey don’t count as people??

    • Crank Tango

      “High marks” is one way of putting it, I suppose.

    • Khavrinen

      “People who think I can handle Foreign Policy are high”?

  • Roni Raven

    Every. Fucking. Time. I vow to cut back on the wine, Trump outdoes himself.

    • jesterpunk
      • Msgr_MΩment

        Three, please.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          tough night….

        • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

          Barrels or distilleries?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Testify, sibling!

    • Clyde Barrow

      Trump will have us all drinking fortified wine like Thunderbird or Night Train in no time.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        MD20/20 or GTFO. My GM used to keep a pint in the fridge for “medicinal purposes”. Blackberry if I recall correctly.

      • Meccalopolis

        Wild Irish rose or gtfo!

    • this a thousand times.

      every day it’s like ‘what’s the point of cutting back?’

  • norcalOG

    He’s STARTING workers at $12 to $15 an hour? Unemployment has decreased fro 7 to 3 per cent? Do we need any more blatant examples of the Marxist/Muslim threat to our institutions?
    Right thinking Idahoans must rise up. Now before these people are able to afford homes, vehicles, leisure activities. How long, oh Lord, before the most gullible become…Mormons?

  • Apparently Anderson has Sally Yates tomorrow night

    • weejee

      But, but, she’s married and Anderson is well, Anderson.

  • Picabo

    “On the Media” this week is worth your time.
    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/

  • Resistance Fighter MausFeet

    Every Monday I think, ok, it’s a new week. It’ll settle at least a little and we’ll keep moving towards impeachment and jail and maybe I can concentrate again and save my own damn job and every. single. monday. I am proven wrong. And here we thought 2016 was long.

    Oh, this is already the open thread. Did I mention that today also seemed to have gone double time even though the weeks, they take forever? It’s like a crappy kind of magic. But also, I was able to buy a bunch of new clothes and replace very worn and barely holding together clothes. So at least I will feel extremely cute for the apocalypse.

    • Roni Raven

      Yep. I’m right there with you.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Goldens are the best. Period.

      • MynameisBlarney

        My mutt disagrees.

        • Toomush_Inferesistance

          All right. Mutts. Mutts are wonderful. But they are made more wonderful by being primarily Goldens…..

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        this is totally random, but for class we had to write a brief tot he court. THe subject was on the legality of having dog with witnesses on the stand.
        Interesting legal issue, but apparently dogs, including retrievers, are used to calm people (almost exclusively young victims, usually of sexual assault) while they testify.
        The effect is incredible.
        This was the clip the teacher showed when we got the assignment (lots of labs and retrievers in there)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNI5qsvFr_U

        One court opinion featured a quote from a handler saying the dog could lay on the floor up to 5 or 6 hours.

        (Sorry for typos, keyboard needs replacing).

    • Joe Beese

      I’m dying from the squee.

      • MynameisBlarney

        INORITE?!?!

        That is weapons grade squee.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          : D

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I needed this! Thanks.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        happy to return the favor from time to time.

        Scroll down, had a phone interview today!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I saw that. Sending you all the good luck!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Originally we planned to replace Trump with a double who was loyal to us. That turned out to be unnecessary. Anyone need a fat, orange man with a faint Russian accent who can’t keep a secret?”
    — Vladimir Putin

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Shit, a guy could get Google-sized rich just putting that guy in a kickboxing ring a couple times.

  • mancityRed6

    it’s funny, there aren’t any stories about tRump leaking to the Russians on the dead brainfart homepage at all.

    • jesterpunk

      They wouldnt care anyway.

      • Suttree

        They would consider it diplomacy between allies.

    • Joe Beese

      Nothing at RedState or Ace of Spades either.

      Funny that.

      • mancityRed6

        I figure redstate would be all over it. I often went there after November to harvest their tears. Not to drink, but it sure kills weeds.

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    Rachel Maddow, for the first but probably not the last time this week: FUCK IT, WE’LL DO IT LIVE.

  • Juan de Fuca
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
      • Latverian Diplomat

        Irony, or just hypocrisy?

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          Eh, a little of column A, little of column B

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Maybe a dash of karma?

      • Serai 1

        It would only be irony if it was unexpected.

    • not_vh

      let me get this straight, Ryan and McConnell are going to see this and act as if it does not matter?

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Uh, yeah? Because “upper-class tax cut” man!

      • Edith Prickly

        Of course. There are still a few poor people they haven’t completed fucked over yet – priorities!

    • Clyde Barrow

      Notice the asterisk*

      (* only applies to women, libs, scientists, blacks, mooslims, and the LGBT community. GOP excluded.)

    • Doug Langley

      Ah-ha! “Extremely careless” is in quotes, which means he didn’t really mean it!

  • Clyde Barrow

    I wonder if Alex Jones knows that the cocaine he snorts is laced with illegal alien embryos that are CIA-Illuminati implants from the Intergalactic Federation of Marxist specifically designed to turn manly men gay.

    Whew, who new being moronic was so exhausting.

  • SweetDeeKat

    For anyone who lives in Blue Bell country and had a wall-punching day like me, rush out and buy the new Brides Cake flavor. It’s wedding cake and ice cream without the stupid wedding. I’m eating directly from the tub.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “It’s even good in the rain, ironically.”
      — Alanis Morissette

      • BosGrl

        Yeah but it took so damned long to bake it and I lost the recipe!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Take that, James Buchanan!”
    — Donald Trump, determined to be the worstest, even if it takes treason to do it

  • Joe Beese
    • Msgr_MΩment

      “I SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH THE BUNNY GIG.”

  • Notreelyhelping

    Hey. I’ve tried Yobani yogurt. It’s not bad. I’m spoiled by Tillamook, but I’d try it again.

    So where’s my fucking check, Soros? You still owe me for the Women’s March. You bastard! These signs don’t grow on trees!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Technically, everyone is spoiled by yogurt?

      • Notreelyhelping

        “I think this has gone bad.”
        “How can you tell?”

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So, 45 leaks like a Moscow Ritz-Carlton hooker. Allegedly.
    I’m shocked, shocked.

    • Nick Scroggs
    • Juan de Fuca

      Leaks like a 1970’s Harley, also too.

      • Nick Scroggs

        Iv’e always wanted to ride a vintage Indian, to be honest.

        • Juan de Fuca

          Agreed and Indian seems to be making some good new bikes. Saw one on the road the other day at a stop light that blew me away.

          That bike looked gorgeous.

      • MynameisBlarney

        See also, too; Detroit Diesel.
        AKA “Oil Slingers”.

        • yyyaz

          Who would have thought that sealing a huge, pressurized 2-stroke diesel would be so hard?

  • Ezio

    Too bad many republicans are just cowards who will reject the will of the people if it means breaking their parties lines.

    • Boscoe

      The only people whose will they care about are their monied backers anyway.

  • MynameisBlarney

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029067675

    Yeah…if this don’t bring down turmps unpresidency, nothing will.

    • snark-lurker

      how many times have we been here?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Like every damn day since Jan 20th?

  • jesterpunk

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/212274615060414465

    So he agrees we need an independent prosecutor and independent investigation?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I wouldn’t leak on 45 if he were on fire.

      • hendenburg2

        Oh, I would.

        Then I’d set him on fire again

    • Notreelyhelping

      What does that even mean? I’ve tried parsing it, and my head fills with static.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        he thinks it’s the “deep state” out to frame him? Just trying to think paranoid here (with apologies to people who have clinical paranoia).

        • mancityRed6

          no, the date on the tweet says otherwise.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            aye you’re right – in that case, hillary/obama bad is your answer.

        • Notreelyhelping

          As a writer friend used to say: “You think you’re more paranoid than I am, DON’T YOU?”

      • Boscoe

        Just trying to undermine any and all investigations, even the ones he’s asking for. Nothing to see here.

        • jesterpunk

          The date is from the Benghazi hearings, he wanted an independent prosecutor then.

          • Boscoe

            lol oh shit, I did not see that!

      • jesterpunk

        This was from the Benghazi hearings, he wanted an independent prosecutor for that.

  • Joe Beese

    One may interpret Trump’s audacious candor with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak as a testament to his illicit friendliness with the Kremlin. Trump’s meeting with the Russians did come on the morning after he dispatched James Comey, in an apparent attempt to derail the investigation into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian hackers.

    But an alternative explanation for Trump’s disclosure is that he is a thoughtless, lazy windbag who refuses to prepare for diplomatic meetings; says whatever comes into his head at any given moment; and sees his classified intelligence briefings as little more than affirmations of his own importance.

    Some of Trump’s recent actions lend credence to the first interpretation; virtually everything he’s done in his political life qualifies as evidence for the second.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/trump-revealed-classified-intelligence-to-russian-officials.html

  • Sheepshagger
    • BosGrl

      I’m surprised she didn’t say “What did he do now?”

      • Boscoe

        I regret I have only one upfist to give that comment.

    • Doug Langley

      “We’re not here to interview you, Senator. We’re just taking cover from the nukes.”

  • Nick Scroggs
  • Dg Hacket
    • Anna Rompage

      Sadly it’s not, there’s a whole legion of Trump apologists over on another site saying this is no big deal…

      • Jamoche

        Not at all surprised.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        It’s not like he emailed them a risotto recipe or anything.

      • Nick Scroggs

        Which site?

      • Greyhame

        Yep, they say it’s fine because he’s technically allowed to declassify information, and surely he must be doing it for strategic reasons. They’ve got a child shitting on the buffet, and yet they insist on treating the situation like he’s an adult who knows what he’s doing, and it’s probably all for the best anyway, and besides shut up, didn’t you see he won the election?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “You got that right, hippie. Nothing Will. And proud of it.”
      — A Trumpkin

    • yyyaz

      When just 8% of repignacunts disapprove of him firing Comey, what do you think?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He obviously wanted to impress his Russian handler….er, guests that he is a grown up boy who get told many, many important things. This fuckwit has the emotional development of a 4 year old.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
    • Msgr_MΩment

      I happen to know that he’s no marionette. Still a puppet.

  • Mavenmaven

    See how Trump is better than Hillary? With Hillary the Russians might have been able to break into her server, but with Trump they can get high level Intel directly from him!

    • Joe Beese

      Forget about allies no longer wanting to share classified intelligence with Trump. We are near or at the point where the CIA won’t want to share intelligence with him.

      • hendenburg2

        We were there months ago. Literally.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    How’s that ‘elect an outsider who doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing’ thing going for you guys?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “It’s an insult to genuine outsiders to call him an Outsider.”
      — Ponyboy Curtis

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Upfisting for Ponyboy reference.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      ^^^^I want to tattoo this on my RWNJ relatives foreheads, backward, so they can read it every time they look in a mirror.

    • Joe Beese

      I dunno…. it looked good on paper.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        I’m sure the AMC Pacer did too.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Hey! My dad in the late 70’s libel!

    • BeachBum

      It looks so different because he is running it like a business. However, I cannot fathom what kind of business.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Ivanka’s.

  • Jamoche
    • BosGrl

      Oh FUCK HIM!

      • Jamoche

        How does he keep managing to convince people he has a spine?

        • Meccalopolis

          But he’s so mavericky

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      A man of great courage is he…

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      *headdesk*
      NO HE DOESN’T! NOT IF WE WANT PEOPLE TO SHARE INTEL WITH US!

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        weren’t like israel and britain and stuff withholding stuff starting from the beginning because trump = idiot.

        • Jamoche

          NATO was going “um, keep your presentations under 4 minutes, guys, can’t exceed his attention span”. Wouldn’t be surprised if now they’re going “fuck no.”

        • SweetDeeKat

          God I hope so. You know our intelligence agencies are keeping the critical stuff away from him.

        • Paperless Tiger

          Allegedly Britain has the intercepts proving collusion. I doubt they want to share it with the enemy. I can’t believe I’m saying that.

      • hendenburg2

        Actually, he really does. The president has the authority to say what is and is not classified, and what classification it has

        • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

          If it’s stuff that we gathered, yes. But we’re talking about something that was gathered by a foreign intelligence service and then so compartmentalized that not even our own allies know about it. The law and the EO’s about declassification don’t cover it.
          And, again, just because one can does not mean one should.

    • AJ Milne

      Um. No. He doesn’t. Not part of the deal.

    • Shoto

      Wow, Mavericky!

    • Joe Beese

      Mavericky!

    • TundraGrifter

      Just because ya can doesn’t mean ya should.

    • A_Changeling

      So literally if the president does it it’s not illegal.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Yeah, they’re leaning heavily on the idea that the president can declassify any information he wants.

    • MynameisBlarney
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I predicted McCain would be licking Trump’s ass again as soon as he was done with his latest round of phony sanctimony on the Sunday morning shows.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Shorter McCain: “I don’t like this, but what are you gonna do? Time for my nap.”

    • Greyhame

      Let’s just inscribe that on the tombstone for American democracy:
      “Technically, the President was allowed to do this.”

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    Gowdy turned down FBI Director because even he realizes that agreeing to work for Trump at this point is like taking the Defense Against the Dark Arts position at Hogwarts.

  • memzilla Ω
  • msanthropesmr

    So I think the big news here is the leak. If he can’t keep this under a lid, he’s fucked. And quick

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Jeebus Christ, the man only gets one page security briefings and he still can keep those quiet.

  • “RUSSIA IS OUR FRIEND!”

    What? Too soon?

    • Greyhame

      Trump dumps critical intel into Russian laps. Alt-right hails it as a sign of crafty leadership and political maneuvering.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      “Priming the pump!”….

  • Vincent Ricola

    Hillary Clinton is having a nice drink and the best swear-word conversation right now.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      bring on the hillary laughing memes!

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Michael Steele is probably raising a glass as well.

  • MynameisBlarney

    “worse than 1st reported”

    https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/status/864236727145201664

    And it’s only Monday folks.

    • Shoto

      Say hello to Preznit Pence?

      • MynameisBlarney

        I posted something earlier about Hatch being prepped for security clearances.

        That rabbit hole must go deep.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      RT is the new Fox?

  • Ezio
  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Those Russians better be careful what they do with that info. I have it on tape where I told them about it, so everyone will know they got it from me.”
    — Donald Trump, not quite getting it

    • Suse

      He actually said this???

      • boyblue122

        His twitter feed’s last two posts are about Liberty U and the National Peace officer memorial

      • Latverian Diplomat

        No, but truth, satire, who the fuck knows anymore?

  • Nick Scroggs
  • biologydave

    Huh. Maybe electing a complete amateur to the position wasn’t the best idea after all.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I had someone tell me last week that’s why they voted for him, because “he’s not a politician.” Yeah, that’s also how I choose my gynecologist – “have you studied female anatomy in a medical college?” Yes? Well fuck that, I want someone who knows nothing about anatomy.

  • Me The People

    Looking at the comments on Hot Air, it’s looking like some Trumpkins are starting to see a bit of what is obvious to the rest of us

    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/15/wapo-trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-russian-foreign-minister-ambassador/

    • Nick Scroggs

      I’m too scared to look. The abyss gazes also ,and all that.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Don’t. I briefly looked them over, and just dont.

      • Me The People

        I’m checking out all kinds of dark maggoty cesspits tonight. Next stop – Daily Caller!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Good heavens! Just be sure to decontaminate before you come back.

          • Greyhame

            Hah, jinx!

          • Me The People

            The trumpkins at the Daily Caller aren’t commenting much on their posting of this story – I think they are mostly so far gone their brains don’t let them see or understand negative shit about their Saviour.

            https://youtu.be/VXQ512JgDbw?t=15s

        • Greyhame

          Oooh, well at least wash your hands before coming back in here.

    • jesterpunk
    • Greyhame

      What, that he’s just fucking nuts? They wanted a Fourth Reich, but all they’re getting is Loony Toons? That Lord Dampnut is so incredibly thirsty, he’ll do whatever stupid, stupid thing pops into his head at any given moment if he thinks it will earn him some kind of praise?

    • Juan de Fuca

      Raise your hand if you saw this coming.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/GNf9JMiBb4TIc/giphy.gif

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I always wanted Trump to flame out and be replaced by Pence. It was the plan, libtards. We’ve all been Pence supporters from day one!”
      — A Trumpkin Pencil

      • Me The People

        “Yeah we always knew Trump was a liberal at heart”

  • Jamoche

    Back in the 70s, a lot of SF – especially Jerry Pournelle – had a far future where the Russians had prevailed over the US, or at the very least the USA-USSR conflict was still active. Then the Soviet Union collapsed, and critics looked back and said “well, that alt-future didn’t age well.”

    Pournelle is probably going “Yes! Finally they’ll buy Co-Dominion books again!”

    • Paperless Tiger

      It was a bad idea to restart the Cold War. Putin is a lot smarter that any Soviet leader. He literally destabilized America, which no one expected because they figured it was impossible. He said his response would be asymmetrical, and it was.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Meccalopolis

      What a perfect storm of suck

    • MynameisBlarney

      Can’t see the linky thingy.

      • memzilla Ω

        Try refreshing page, or re-sorting Disqus by “newest.”

        • MynameisBlarney

          Still nothing.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      The real story is that America (the minority of Americans) elected its first Idiot American president. Yeah, I know, George W. Bush might want to claim that title.

      • tehbaddr

        The Donald Moran makes the Shrub seem almost intelligent.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    The Twitter bots are out in force to call the intel leak fake news.

    • yyyaz

      Bless their little CPUs.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    How fortunate we are to have a president that says what’s on his mind.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      What that mind lacks in detail it makes up for in indiscretion.

    • jesterpunk

      “My favorite color is potato”

      Trump

      • ManchuCandidate

        It’s spelled Potatoe.
        -DJT

        • jesterpunk

          “I can count to potatoe”

          DJT

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        “What’s your sign?”

        Teal

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I had some idiot say to me last week “I voted for him because he’s not a politician.” I felt like saying “yeah, and I’m having heart surgery performed by a plumber, because I like that he’s not a doctor.” Fuck, these people are dummm.

  • boyblue122
    • not_vh

      real story is that Ryan and McConnell, in their greed for power, stood by deflecting all the warning signals.

    • Wellstone En Resistencia, Coño

      For the last time: Shut the fuck up, Donnie. You’re so out of your element, man. Shut the fuck up already.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He COULD have been a popular and populist president, but he decided instead to act like a greedy, stupid, vindictive, 13 year old.

    • tehbaddr

      We must find the treasonous swine leaking lintel to the Russians, and bring them to justice!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    In order to repair the “damage” done by my “leak” to the “Russians” i will give the Chinese, North Koreans, and ISIS the same information.
    — Donald Trump makes it right

    • Lyly Sirivong

      Don’t give him any ideas.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Gloria Borger is trying to explain directly to our child president why this is a bad thing while at the same time giving him the benefit of the idiot doubt. Ugh.

    • Boscoe

      She thinks she’s being cagey, but that kind of subtlety and nuance will just go straight over President Idiot’s head and he’ll tweet attack her for daring to give him advice.

    • Greyhame

      Right, as if at this point they’re going to educate a 70 year old man-baby on the finer points of international diplomacy.

    • tehbaddr

      Was I not supposed to do that? I was just showing them how I get great intelligence, the best, they wouldn’t believe it, and asked me to prove it!

      -DJT

    • weejee

      CNN

  • Msgr_MΩment
    • Serai 1

      I like their tiny little trees…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Banzai, Buckaroo!

  • WH is making McMaster do the press conference about this. Should be fun

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Really wish he would just say :You know what, he’s a dumbass, he did a dumbass thing, and I’m done defending it. He can have my pension. I’m out.”

    • BosGrl

      Spicey threatened to hold his breath until he turned blue unless someone else had to face the press.

  • aktlib101
    • Latverian Diplomat

      Maggot libelz! At least maggots have a positive role in health care.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Dok, is there a new new Ethiopian place in Boise, or are you talking about the joint on State St the people from the International Market opened?

    • h4rr4r

      We have tons of immigrants here in Buffalo and the Ethiopians are good about opening restaurants. So are the Burmese, but the various Middle Eastern folks for some reason just aren’t opening restaurants. I am not sure why, but something has to be done about it. We need laws mandating X restaurants be opened per 1000 immigrants. Make dinner out new again! We have enough closed down pizza joints that could easily be converted and subsidizing it would be a great use of tax dollars.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        There are Burmese restaurants in Boise?

        • h4rr4r

          Sorry, I updated to mention that I am talking about Buffalo.

          It was just an excuse to blab about my favorite insane immigrant regulation that should be passed.

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            I like your plan.

  • Nick Scroggs

    well, think I shall take off for the evening, lest my brain overload and explode like Scanners.

  • jesterpunk

    When you make a joke and it comes true 2 years later.

    https://twitter.com/ditzkoff/status/623541014976962560

    • data_ninja

      Christ that’s eerie.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I remember two years ago someone telling me Trump was going to be the next POTUS, and I said “ha, ha, you’re out of your fucking mind.”

        • Serai 1

          Obnoxious as he is, Michael Moore was warning everyone about this that far back, too. But nobody would listen to him.

          • Chris

            He also said Bernie Sanders was the answer to all questions.

          • Serai 1

            Yes, but that doesn’t negate the fact that he saw Trump coming a mile away.

          • Chris

            Broken clock, twice a day thing. My major problem with Michael Moore is the same problem I have with Sanders: No one is looking out for the working class which is their code for white men. Somehow they don’t see male POC or women of any color as workers. They both tacitly buy into the meme that male POC and women of any color are currently advantaged over white men.

          • Serai 1

            Funny thing is, he’s been right about pretty much every issue he brings up. But because he’s so fucking obnoxious, nobody’s willing to acknowledge it.

          • Chris

            He is often right in identifying a problem, less useful when it comes to figuring a way out of the problem.

          • Serai 1

            True, but there’s great advantage in having someone point out a problem, whether they have the answer or not. People tend to downplay the importance of that because they don’t want questions that don’t come with the answers.

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    Remember when people were all worried about a Russian photographer being let in to the Oval Office because they might have put in some sort of electronic surveillance device? Apparently all the Russians needed were a pair of good old fashioned ears.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Honestly. not even a half-way decent wig in that room!”
      — Elizabeth Jennings

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Headline from WaPo: “Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador.” Yeah, this was the day after he fired Comey. Nothing to see here, folks, move along, and say, how about those refugees spreading TB and raping everyone in Idaho?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/2017/05/15/530c172a-3960-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.16b9d7d0b7a8

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      We all knew it was inevitable that Trump would share shit he shouldn’t share, but the whole chain of events together is still shocking.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s truly fucking nuts. I really thought he was just pretending to be insane.

        • Latverian Diplomat

          The DSM is going to have to rescale the Narcissism Disorder because of him. He’s off the chart.

        • Chris

          And this is the piece of garbage we are sending on a goodwill tour to the world? Geez! For the former and/or current military people SOS.

    • YayConspiracy

      Classified information. Well at least he didn’t have the information in his emails.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        It definitely could have been worse – he could have been sharing Podesta’s risotto recipe. The horror, the horror…

        • YayConspiracy

          There was an actual shudder down me spine.

      • Chris

        No, that was Pence with his AOL account.

  • memzilla Ω

    If President Hillary Clinton had done this, THE GOD DAMNED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WOULD BE IN AN EMERGENCY IMPEACHMENT SESSION RIGHT THIS MOTHERFUCKING MINUTE.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/181a756c24b97f2d74a0c229aa74dfc43f9202e6e9e50c8a72cdecf56ba5fcbf.jpg

    • aktlib101

      Oops !

    • not_vh

      DJT did not destroy the American system of governance. Ryan & McConnell did.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Can you imagine if this was happening last year with beloved President Obama?

      Those old GOP senators would be dropping dead left and right from impeachment excitement.

    • Truthiness2U

      Though of course Hillary wouldn’t have done that because a.) she’s not owned by the Russians b.) isn’t some pathetic, braggadocios, moron.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    I don’t know what the big deal is. Trump shared a little second-party classified info with two nice Russian guys, and they told him the golf joke about how even Jesus couldn’t hit a one-iron. It was a pretty fair exchange….

  • boyblue122
  • Trump was trying to impress the cool kids.

    What else was the man to do?

    • Chris

      And they no doubt consider him a larger version of Page, an idiot.

  • tehbaddr

    I could tell you what’s really going on in Idaho, but then I’d have to package you into some sort of abominable flavored yogurt.

  • therblig

    but this is trumpy we’re talking about – how can we be sure he even got it right?

    • Meccalopolis

      He practiced

  • YayConspiracy

    Can you pass me the impeachment?

    • TootsStansbury

      Pardon me, can you please pass the orange lard-ass?

      • YayConspiracy

        Here you go. Knock yourself out.

      • Doug Langley

        All out, but I do have some Orange Poupon.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Fresh out. How about some nice criminal indictment?

    • Chris

      I’ll have a side of Senate conviction with that House impeachment.

  • Sheepshagger

    https://twitter.com/darrellissa/status/752918330655244288

    How about “I am a hypocritical skin flap spattered with human shit”? You could say that.

    • jesterpunk

      Doesnt he have a car to steal or something?

  • memzilla Ω

    MCMASTER PRESS CONFERENCE STARTING SOON, LINK:
    , https://youtu.be/0plTx2FuqRo

    • MynameisBlarney
      • Joe Beese

        He tried to demonstrate his versatility by appearing in other clips called “Comic Chipmunk” and “Romantic Chipmunk” but he just couldn’t escape being typecast.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Those awful Fox news people though.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      That was anticlimactic.

      • data_ninja

        Did I miss it? I just tuned in.

        • Resistance Fighter Astraea

          Yeah. He just walked out, said about 3 sentences saying the story is false, and left.

          • MynameisBlarney

            You’re fucking kidding me, right?
            RIGHT?

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            I’m afraid not.

          • data_ninja

            Those are the words of a man who took a loyalty pledge, I’ll bet.

          • data_ninja

            Well alrighty then! I’m sold.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Wow!….

    • Joe Beese

      “Fuck this. Peace out.” [drops mike]

  • Reximus

    Not enough WH bushes to hide in from this

    • Greyhame

      The REAL story here is that the White House lawn has an insufficient amount of shrubberies to allow the Press Secretary to sneak past reporters. THAT’s the breaking news here! Why don’t you print that, huh?

      • Doug Langley

        Can’t you journalists just leaf it alone?

    • Truthiness2U

      Luckily for them, there are enough complicit Repubs to hide behind.

    • Joe Beese

      Executive Order: Plant more bushes

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
  • Sheepshagger

    So, was the Tass “photographer” in the room when this conversation happened?

    • jesterpunk

      Ayup.

    • YayConspiracy

      How could I know he speaks English?

  • jesterpunk

    Sneak peak at McMaster’s press conference if he has a spine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcuYZCv3cKM

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Kellyanne has been ordered to go out and put a good spin on it.
    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/twkr.gif

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The non-lizard skin is starting to molt.

  • Serai 1

    Brief and to the point:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_o2prHy4Ho

    (P.S. I actually like John Denver, but this is fucking hilarious.)

  • Bad Scooter
  • data_ninja

    I am actually looking forward to Trumps twitter shitter feed tonight. Let’s make a drinking game from it:

    3am time slot: 1 drink
    “Fake News!”: 2 drinks
    “Fake media!”: 2 drinks
    “Failing Washington Post”: 3 drinks
    Blames Hillary: Chug

    • AJ Milne

      (Books stomach pump now to beat the rush.)

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Oh, gawd, I’d love to play but I’m babysitting my 8-month-old grandson tomorrow, and I kinda doubt his parents will be all that chuffed if I show up snookered to the gills.

      • data_ninja

        I technically didn’t say the drinks had to be alcoholic, but it is heavily implied. Also: Pants optional, per the usual rules.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Don’t think my liver can take it.

  • sw19wilson
    • Joe Beese

      I miss him already.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    I guess that information was technically “classified”. I just heard “classy”. And when you got something classy, like a gold toilet, you show it off. So, that’s what happened.
    — Donald Trump

    Would it help if we said we weren’t paying attention, honest?
    — The Russian Ambassador

  • ariel_gee_398

    I know this barely rates compared to the rest of the day’s news, but jesus. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/864235963442135040

    • how?!?!

      jesus. malignant, corrupt, bungling AND stupid.

    • Joe Beese

      “Do you have Vladimir Putin in a can?”

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Considering that he just came out and defended Dump by saying the story was fake, fuck him. I hope he gets 10,000,000 calls for refinancing his student loans and time-share come-ons.

      • ariel_gee_398

        That was NSA Director McMaster (the denier), this is Secretary of Defense Mattis.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Nitpicking pedant!

          • ariel_gee_398

            Yes?

  • Paperless Tiger

    Make America Grovel Again!

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    Goodbye, Donnie. If this doesn’t get you impeached, I’m emigrating. To Mars, because this planet has had it.

    • snark-lurker

      start packing, this is going nowhere

      • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

        *le sigh…*

      • Suse

        He’ll prolly get a second term, too.

        • sw19wilson

          Prison term?

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          Yup. We’ll all be living in mud huts with the radiations, eating grubs and he’ll still have supporters.

    • sw19wilson

      Things are actually quite okay out here in the RoW. Relatively speaking.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I’m not going to Mars. By the time I get there, it will be littered with the corpses of people who thought Elong Musk knew what he was talking about.

  • Suse

    McMaster: Fake nooz!!!

    • Vincent Ricola

      He must’ve declared his loyalty to Donald.

      • Suse

        Yup!

    • snark-lurker

      yup yup yup!!!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    McMaster presser–“It’s fake news kthxbai.”

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      Calling that a presser is overstating the case.

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    And how much you wanna bet it’s all on tape? Douglas Feith is now officially the happiest man on Earth…

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Mike I’m trying to erase this, it’s not working.”

      “That’s your special necktie tape sir. That’s not your Russian blab tape, I have that right here in my pocket, for safe keeping.”

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “So, Mike, how many people am I going to have to fire to kill this investigation.”
    — Donald Trump

    “Well sir, I don’t know about firing anybody, but one resignation could do it. Have you ever heard of two men named Nixon and Ford and a special deal they made?”
    — Mike Pence

  • WomanInThePersistence

    KO, before this latest outrage

    https://youtu.be/VfyVsjQRMaM

    • Joe Beese

      Keith looks like he’s about to cry there.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    At the very best, we have a malignant toddler at the helm of the best military, largest nuclear power, and most potent economy on the planet. At the worst, we have a malignant sociopath. I’m not sure which is worse.

    • yyyaz

      And a Vichy Cabinet and Congress.

    • Juan de Fuca

      Still trying to figure out how a guy who had his boat repoed got elected president.

  • Marceline

    Whatever happened with Jones’ custody battle? Did the kids decide to emancipate themselves?

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    http://internationalpharm.net/ This site is blatantly illegal (I would know because I’m a CPhT and I work grading search results) but it points to a broader problem with our healthcare. And I think we should all think about that.

    • h4rr4r

      What does private importation of pharmaceuticals have to do with alphabet​soup?

      That this is even possibly illegal is pathetic.

      Also their prices on synthroid are awful. Even Riteaid is cheaper.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        It’s actually because they don’t require prescriptions. Not only that but the site itself isn’t trustworthy and the drugs are likely counterfeit. But when I was looking for drug prices, this was one of the first results. There shouldn’t even be a market for this. But there is.

        Because we hate sick people.

        • h4rr4r

          I personally don’t think prescriptions should be required for drugs that don’t harm others for you to take. So for antibiotics I can see their value, for Viagra not at all.

          I don’t think I should have to pay a doctor to get synthroid. I will be taking the same​ dose until the day I die. I can get a cheap lab test to prove my levels are fine. Why force me to enrich a doctor that I don’t need?

    • Joe Beese

      Free Viagra samples? I’ll take my chances!

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    So, when do we get the Trump TV interview when he flat out admits he gave the Russians classified info?

    • Paperless Tiger

      Right before the press agrees that somehow that’s okay too.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Right after all his aides make clear that he absolutely, positively did not give the Russians classified info.

  • aktlib101

    But..but…but…her emails, don’t forget her emails and hail Benghazi !

    • Marceline

      I seriously have some asshole on Facebook with a Susan Sarandon avatar giving me “she would’ve been just as bad” bullshit.

  • If only the Russians and their press and trump were in the Oval, how do we even know about this without recordings?

    • snark-lurker

      tRump gonna be pissed at that Russian leaker!

    • h4rr4r

      If you mean the leaked classified material, ever hear of a Canary trap?

  • OT Donald must really like those Russians
    https://twitter.com/KailiJoy/status/864255555497582592

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    McMaster sez he was in the room – but I don’t see any pictures of him. The American press and photographers weren’t allowed in. All the pictures we have are Russian photographers showing two laughing politicians and one confused fat guy with orange hair. My take – prove it, MacMaster….

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      He was cleverly disguised as a chair.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Spicey was behind the potted plant.

        • Khavrinen

          “Among” the potted plants, not “in” them.

    • LucindathePook

      How long was he in the room? The whole entire visit??

    • ariel_gee_398

      Look, I’m sure Russia has recordings of everything that has happened in the Oval Office since they were let in the room, we’ll just have to go to the tape.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Obviously, he watched this film and took careful notes.

      https://youtu.be/ifmRgQX82O4

    • Greyhame

      In the couch! The WHOLE TIME
      https://youtu.be/e7T0soHRk-A

    • Pre-existing Ugly Dude

      He was in one of the corners.

    • biologydave

      Pounding his head on the wall not believing this is happening

    • Pinkham’s Law

      They should release the “tapes.”

  • hendenburg2

    So a little bit of a quick aside from all this grimness: Even when done in a humanitarian fashion, yogurt is still evil.

    http://jezebel.com/fuck-yogurt-1713359624

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I disagree”
      — Genghis Khan

      • hendenburg2

        I’m not sure I would get culinary advice from a culture whose only booze was made with fermented milk.

    • Doug Langley

      Don’t be so self-righteous. If it weren’t for yogurt, we wouldn’t have any culture at all in our lives.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Some people have soured on lactic acid.

    • UncleTravelingMatt
    • Carpe Vagenda

      You know who else heard the word culture and reached for his gun?

  • Ezio

    For $500, Wonkers, what is the ultimate definition of irony?

    “Crooked Hillary Clinton and her team “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” Not fit!” -Donald J. Trump, Jul 6th, 2016

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/750648675186147328

    Life sure comes at you fast, eh?

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I could use 500 dollars. Do you want my paypal address?

  • SnarkON

    Stupid rednecks are stupid.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Smart rednecks are stoopid too. Also.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Even some of us aren’t THAT stupid though.

  • Joe Beese

    “The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order,” Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee and the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters, adding, “It’s got to happen.”

    “Obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that’s happening,” Mr. Corker said.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/politics/trump-russia-classified-information-isis.html

    What’s happening is you elected an idiot. Not sure how you come to grips with that.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Bob Corker will be saying the same thing next week and next week and next month and next year.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Put a cork in it!

    • aktlib101

      It’s all good, they found the leaker. He’s orange. Glows in the dark?

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Or will after the polonium tea.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      “Bring itself under control.” LOL.
      Too chickenshit to name the bastard, eh Corky?

  • jesterpunk
  • memzilla Ω
    • jesterpunk
    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      This is totally the same.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      was it though?

      I thought it wasn’t.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I don’t remember that there was any codeword information on the server.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Mere facts don’t matter – this is Fucks Gnus.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Pretty sure this is blatantly false.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          It is. But only in reality!

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        No, no and no. The only “classified” crap on her server was 1) stuff that was classified after the fact, which happens, and 2) there were a few emails where buried in the body was some shit with a (c) notation that is supposed to be in the heading, but wasn’t, but was only stuff like, where the visiting President of Malomar was having lunch. There was nothing Top Secret or any of those other more serious levels of classified-ed-ness.

        So, to sum, up, the whole, entire Hillary email hysteria was about how she sent information. Not about who she sent it to. There was no evidence of hacking. It was all absolute bullshit.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          thank you, i thought that sounded wrong. No fucking way “code word” classified stuff was on that server.

          Just wasn’t sure.

          • Doug Langley

            It’s the Majestic 12 stuff you gotta watch out for.

    • Doug Langley

      “QUICK!! Bash Hillary!”

  • Joe Beese

    A cri de coeur from RedStateLand: “Seriously, can we just have a do-over with the whole primary thing?”

    • Hutch

      Joe! Nice to see you again!

  • schmannity

    Trump: Xi doesn’t even know that he fucking a CIA asset. Can you believe it, Sergei?

  • therblig
    • biologydave

      Trumpy!! NO!!!!!

  • data_ninja
  • jesterpunk
  • jesterpunk
  • schmannity

    25th Amendment = 23 Skidoo.

  • Hutch

    I saw the news. Leaking to the Rooskies. Really? Twitter is aflame. Trumpsters are fine with Russia suddenly being our closest ally. Not sure how IC feels about that.

    • biologydave

      Trumpsters crave authoritarian governments, as they admire how quick things can get done “the right way”. If NK allowed Xtianity, they’d be all up in that, too. Just an observation….

      • Hutch

        You, sir, are very insightful.

        • biologydave

          Thank you for that, Hutch. I’m a masochist and have listened to more AFA radio than I care to admit. While no authority, I try to glean how the other side is thinking as it sometimes is the best strategy for a counter-argument.

  • YayConspiracy

    special prosecutor, anyone?

    • jesterpunk

      Yes please, I think we might need a team of them.

      • Suttree

        Or just try them all at once.

        • jesterpunk

          With all the new bullshit things Trump keeps doing you’re going to need a team of special prosecutors just to keep up with it all in shifts.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Absolutely! I have unquestioning faith that a Special Prosecutor appointed by the Sessions DoJ would diligently put forth their best efforts to uncover The Truth, putting nothing but the best interests of the Nation and its People as their ultimate goal.

      • YayConspiracy

        Come on, buddy, have some faith! Darryl Issa would do a great job!

  • Vincent Ricola

    “The Washington Post is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities.”

    Sure sounds to me like WaPo has some hard, transcripty, proof of their claim. I think McMaster might possibly be completely full of shit.

    • YayConspiracy

      Most definitely worth his weight in excrement.

  • If we knew what we were doing, we’d call for new elections.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      I swear a small portion of the population says that every day. And a large portion of the rest of the world.

  • AJ Milne

    It’s almost like he gets off on leaks or somethin’…

    (Blinks…)

    What?

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    What are you guys discussing? I’ve been at the store. Something about classified information?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I promise we won’t act on this information…until everything is in place.”
    — Vladimir Putin

  • biologydave

    Look, I hate this bunch as much everyone else, but these are such avoidable mistakes. While I know the answer to this, doesn’t anyone in this group read a book? The cover-up is worse than the crime.

    • SweetDeeKat

      No.

      • biologydave

        YOU WIN!!!!! Now on to the lightning round…..if I could think of one

    • BeachBum

      Oooooh, you mean THAT book. No, but I saw the movie.

      • biologydave

        And even that was edited for television

        • BeachBum

          I’m oldye. I saw it in the movie house place.

          • biologydave

            I’m an oldye too. All I can really think about is Watergate in a digital age through this whole thing.

    • Ωbjectifier
      • biologydave

        No, not enough purty pictures with pop-out thingys to keep the fatuous twit’s attention long enough. Or any of his handlers for that matter.

    • Khavrinen

      A book? I’ll have you know that they’ve clearly read two books!

      Unfortunately, they’re Atlas Shrugged and 1984. ( Which, contrary to what they seem to think, was not intended as a “How-to”. )

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Ezio

      Now I’m imagining a spider played by Susan Sarandon to pop out.

    • snark-lurker

      thanks, comey (for trump)

    • not_vh

      2 dishes for dinner cooked. rice in cooker. rotis ready to be heated up. dishes cleaned up, counter & stove cleaned. overflow laundry in cycle. waiting for impeachment proceedings any moment now.

    • Doug Langley

      Fun fact: I had a friend in Hollywood who worked on the trailer. He’s a motion graphics artist.

  • aktlib101

    Dumbass Leaker 45

  • tehbaddr

    I think with all the served up distractions we might have lost sight of what really matters, The Pee Hooker Vids!

  • schmannity

    Build a wall around the Oval Office and make Russia pay for it.

    • Suttree

      Then cut the power, phones, computer, satellite, water and food. They can have their own Berlin airlift

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    “I read the news today, oh boy, Donald Trump just got us killed.”

  • Picabo
  • Ωbjectifier

    18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

    With votes.

    • Serai 1

      Wow, so the punishment is either death or… five years in jail and $10K? I know which one I’d choose.

      • Ωbjectifier

        Cake…or death?

        • data_ninja

          He’ll take the chocolate cake. It’s beautiful.

        • A_Changeling

          Fun fact: in Finland cake is slang for a prison sentence.

        • Greyhame

          Well I’ll have the chicken then, please.

          • Doug Langley

            Well done and with ketchup.

      • jesterpunk

        Sessions just said last week he wants the AG’s to go for the harshest sentences available…

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          only with drugs, cause of – ya know (whispers) the browns.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      pink and i had an interesting conversation about this some months ago – apparently treason requires it be a sworn enemy, i.e. germany in WWII, north korea, etc.

      Maybe actual lawyers could clarify.

  • Suse

    McMaster saying “sources and methods” is a red herring. Article doesnt say Trump revealed sources and methods to Russians.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Counter intelligence?

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “White House Denies Report Trump Revealed Classified Information” -CBS News

    Wow – who expected that?

    • Suttree

      That settles it for me!
      -Idiot Turnip followers, but I repeat myself.

    • Doug Langley

      Meh. I’m waiting for the certified letter.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
  • LarryHoudini

    OT: my uncle just told me Anthony Weiner has been sexting with Chelsea Clinton for the past six months! He saw it on FOX! Pay attention to no other stories at this time! Unbelievable!
    [shuffles papers]

    • Hutch

      *peeking through venetian blinds * “And get off my lawn!1!!”

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot
      • Everrett Fanuelli

        I Love the Star Trek!

        • ariel_gee_398

          Dummy, that’s Indiana Jones.

          • Hutch

            Jeez, I thought it was Tron.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Blade Runner, geez.

          • data_ninja

            It’s not Logans Run? He’s clearly moving fast.

          • C4TWOMAN

            You’re all wrong. It’s that cut scene from Witness.

          • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

            That’s totally The Fugitive. That’s Tommy Lee Jones in the white. This is just before he jumps out of the big drainage pipe and gets away.

    • Suttree

      And if they were sexting? Who gives a fuck!!!!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Your uncle needs new hobbies.

  • jesterpunk

    Just a happy song.

    https://youtu.be/3BVSvjOY4g4

  • MynameisBlarney

    Ugh…

    Gonna watch something on the Netflix.

    This shit…GAH!!!!!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      bro – watch z nation with me.
      I didn’t want to rec it – cause 90% of people won’t like it. But it’s BATSHIT crazy insane awesome. Give it a few episodes, it gets Borderlands-brand crazy.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I’ve almost watched it a few times. I assumed it was a Walking Dead clone.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Don’t watch Blood on the Mountain. Or rather, do watch, but not if you want to lower your blood pressure.

    • AMERICAN GODS! (well, not on netflix – sign up for the free STARZ trial week and binge watch the 3 already out and the one due next weekend).

      it is so fabulous.

  • Red Bird Ω

    OT: I wore some cute capris to work today. Remember capris? They were big in the 1990’s.

    • Suse

      Also the 1950s.

    • I did too! Mine are turquoise!

      • Red Bird Ω

        Whaaaaat????? I wore black. Wish I had a guts to wear turquoise to work.

    • data_ninja

      Yeah, but I always had trouble poking the straw through the hole.

      • snark-lurker

        ???

        • data_ninja

          They were those bags of juice that my mom always gave me to drink for lunch. “Have a Capri, son.”

          • snark-lurker

            ah! i thought they were short girls pants

  • CindyinEncinitas

    Hopefully, Drumpf’s hour upon the stage will soon pass, and I look forward to the day when the adults are back in charge and all of his strutting and fretting will have signified nothing.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “Mother, that person just called me an adult. Yippee! I finally made it.”
      — Mike Pence

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…..

      • C4TWOMAN

        Hot potato, orchestra stalls, Puck will make amends!

        Don’t you know it’s unlucky to quote “the Scottish Play”?

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Last I checked, I am not in a green room, have no stage makeup on, and am not in fact going to go perform in a theatrical entertainment. Really, we’ll be fine.

          • C4TWOMAN

            You’re going to doom us all! Doomed! We’re doomed!

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Well, that’s it, I guess. Been swell, guys.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Considering the idiots who are “running” this country into the ground, I hardly think that an innocent non-comment on a well-known mommyblog/recipe hub will be the cause of our doom. That will be ere the set of sun. Where the place? Upon the heath.

          • C4TWOMAN

            We’ll be more doomed…if that’s possible.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            My bad. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

        • most of us just fear saying the actual name (unless you’re in the play) and in a theatre. BUT! you know the counterspell

          go outside the theatre
          turn in a circle 3 times
          spit
          curse
          knock to be let back in.

          • C4TWOMAN

            It took me years after watching and the Internet to make out WTF they were saying….

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Diva5REt8c

          • !!!!

            mr fuflans and i have been in Chi theatre for 20 years (mostly shakespeare). he is FIERCE about the curse. FIERCE. i’ve seen him make directors do the unspell.

          • C4TWOMAN

            OMG, that so funny! I knock on wood now and then, but man, that’s hard core!

  • Suse

    Tweety has Pat Buchanan on. Why is he still alive?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Heaven doesn’t want him, and Hell’s afraid he’ll take over?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Which one? Or both?

      • Suse

        Haha!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Who the hell says “We need someone to talk on this breaking news. Quick, get Pat Buchanan.”

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Andy Lack?

      • snark-lurker

        MSNBC Corp.

      • mackafritz

        Maybe he was hanging out in front of the building with a sign. “Will pontificate for food.”

        • AJ Milne

          ‘He won’t leave. We gave him a drink, gave him $5, offered him a phone to call a cab or a friend; he’s still here… Maybe if we put him on the air?’

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Those blackmail photos he has must be doozies!

      • A_Changeling

        In fairness, he had a book to shill, so pre-booked.

    • Vecchioivan

      I turned the damn thing off at the mention of his name. Maledetto!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “It’s not too late for Trump to fix this by invading Poland.”
      — Pat Buchanan

    • Shoto

      Tweety or Buchanan?

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        Yes…?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The Tuesday night poker game with Kissinger and zombie Nixon needs a third hand?

  • YayConspiracy

    Trump is the reason of the treason.

    • weejee

      Are you saying you don’t like beets 3 meals a day?

      • Shoto

        Mmmmm…Beets. No, wait.

      • Doug Langley

        The beets will continue until moral improves.

        • Dudleydidwrong

          “We ate beets, corn, peas, and beets.”

          “You said ‘beets’ twice.”

          “I like beets.”

          • Doug Langley

            And the beet goes on . . .

      • An Outhouse for the Resistance

        ‘I love beets’
        — economically anxious not too bright American

  • weejee

    …to simply let “citizens reach out to those who they feel more aligned with.” She seems nice.

    Gasp – a preposition is a terrible thing to end a sentence with.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      That’s the sort of writing up with which we shall not put.

    • data_ninja

      [Rest of joke goes here]

      “Can you tell me where the library is, asshole?”

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Yup, McMaster is a lying sack who sold his stars for 30 pieces of silver.
    https://twitter.com/PostScottWilson/status/864260334860865536

  • Ezio
  • WomanInThePersistence

    “There is no proven collusion yet!” Pat Buchanan on MSNBC, just a few minutes ago.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Ah yes, who can forget when Buchanan’s band had their “Prove Your Collusion” tour back in the Iran/Contra days.

    • ltmcdies

      This is cute… Buchanan thinks today’s big story is Russian money or hacking
      Pat pat Pat… we’re beyond that

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “That body’s barely even cold. He could snap out of it any second now.”

    • SweetDeeKat

      Move along, nothing to see here.

    • jesterpunk

      So what exactly would it take for old Pat to prove collusion?

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        I would have said a notarized statement by the Pope, but I’m pretty sure Pat still recognizes Rat-singer as the real pope.

        • jesterpunk

          Dont they hate the Pope for being a socialist and communist?

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            This one, yeah.

          • h4rr4r

            You get that with jesuits. Those folks are always trying to act all jesusy.

      • Paperless Tiger

        A black?

      • Doug Langley

        Put it on a private email server?

      • Suttree

        The father, the son, and the holy ghost?

    • snark-lurker

      there is no evidence to need a investigation

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    We’re trying to normalize treason now?

    • Suse

      Apparently.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        They are not our ally. They attacked us. Shouldn’t he be in handcuffs?

        • h4rr4r

          Forget they attacked, these are the Fucking Russians! USSR ring any bells? A fucking KGB agent runs the place! That should be enough to be clear to anyone.

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            You would think so.

          • jesterpunk

            http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/politics/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-quotes/

            “It
            is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly
            respected within his own country and beyond,” Trump said in a
            statement. “I have always felt that Russia and the United States should
            be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and
            restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other
            benefits derived from mutual respect.”

          • h4rr4r

            Short drop and a sudden stop, do we still do that for traitors?

          • jesterpunk

            The Constitution does say death is the penalty for treason…

          • sw19wilson

            Do they have the death penalty in Manhattan? I can see him holing up there.

          • jesterpunk

            I think Eric Schneiderman would make a special exemption just for Trump.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Well, His Fraudulency can still sign stuff…so yeah.
      It only took 4 months for “If the President does it, it’s not illegal” to be the defense for his behavior.

      • jesterpunk

        They already pulled that on his first day.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      “Treason, the FInal Frontier” is now the Republican Mantra

    • Ezio

      IOKIYAR

    • Vincent Ricola

      CNN is sure trying.

    • jesterpunk

      Remember its only illegal when a democrat is president, then anything they do is illegal.

    • hendenburg2

      Well, sadly, the constitution does state that a treason charge does require two eyewitnesses.

      • h4rr4r

        Millions of people watched him collude with Russia on tv during the election.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    What’s the big hashtag for this Trump Russia thing?

  • Juan de Fuca

    Did anybody else pick up on the, “What the fuck did I get myself into” vibe from H.R. McMaster during his press statement?

    • snark-lurker

      no he looked perfect for the part

    • Shoto

      Speaking for myself, since he didn’t resign rather than doing the tapdance, fuck him. No quarter for these asswad jagoffs.

      • Truck Fump

        If I am not mistaken, he really can’t resign unless he also completely resigns from the military as well. He is an active duty soldier and has to obey all his CiC lawful orders. lying to the public is lawful.

      • Juan de Fuca

        Agreed. He’s a grown adult and retired senior military officer. I’m a retired enlisted guy and wouldn’t take a job with this WH even if I needed a job, any job.

        He’s getting exactly what he should’ve expected ahead of time. He’s become just another tool and that really is sad.

    • A_Changeling

      I don’t understand why he’s ruining his reputation for good for the clown. I guess there are no “adults in the room” any more.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      He specifically never said that no classified info was shared.

      • snark-lurker

        he is tricksy

  • Suse
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I wonder what Ja Rule thinks about all this?

    • Suttree

      I watched that for about 12 seconds.

  • Mary Sandoras
    • Mary Sandoras

      I’m not sure what I did wrong in trying to link this, but the link works and it’s an awesome commercial.

  • TootsStansbury

    So we need to show up with real torches, not the backyard citronella ones either.

    • mackafritz

      Burning pitchforks.

      • data_ninja

        Sounds like a bluegrass country garage band.

        • Hutch

          Don’t gimme no leaks
          And keep your hands to yerself.

    • hendenburg2

      Bring extra tar and some Vote(tm) brand down pillows!

    • Ezio

      Speaking of that one, nothing says “the confederacy is about heritage not hate” like a bunch of angry white men with torches in the Deep South.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Tiki torches because Polynesians

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Ah, the overlooked Polynesian threat! Finally!

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Don’t worry, I can fix this. I will just ask them to give the secret information back. Problem solved.”
    — Donald Trump

    • Ezio

      Checkmate, libs!

      • Latverian Diplomat

        As a followup, I will unring this bell, unscramble this egg, and get the cat back in this bag.
        — Donald Trump

        • Electric Ukulele Land

          It will be so easy!

        • Rasilom

          As I follow up trick he will solve Rubics Revenge using only his toes!

    • TundraGrifter

      Remember when President Ronald Reagan said if the US of A launched a missile attack on the Soviet Union by mistake it was no biggie because we could just recall them?

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      The Russians pinkie-swore not to tell anyone else.

  • Picabo

    Help us Malcolm Nance! You’re our only hope!

  • Michael R
  • BosGrl

    So tonight at 9 pm, Rachel should sit and look at the camera, throw her hands in the air, and say, I TOLD YOU SO, followed by mic drop.

  • Suse

    Is Bannon sufficiently self-serving to tell all if Drumpf dumps him?

    • snark-lurker

      if he could profit by it

    • not_vh

      thats what i’m hoping too. the bunch unscrupulous bastards seeing a sinking ship, desert it to make a fast buck.

    • Suttree

      Only to make money or get out of prosecution.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      If he did, it would be the first time he ever told the truth about anything.

    • SweetDeeKat

      Absolutely. He’d even make shit up to ensure he’d avoid prison and make a buck.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    It’s okay because it wasn’t a powerful woman. Trump can claim White Man Executive Privilege

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
    • BosGrl

      McMasters saying “fake news” is directed at Drumpf supporters only and Russian Twitter bots who will spread that message as fast as they can. The WH can’t be stupid enough to think the rest of us believe “nothing to see here!”

      • mackafritz

        It’s also directed at Trump to show that HR has his six.

      • sw19wilson

        Desperate attempts to cling to the base, and spread enough disinformation that he’ll still have healthy numbers of customers when he leaves.

    • not_vh

      one thing he needs to internalize. he does not have great intel. the potus does. they don’t supply him intel because they are awed by him. they do it as a duty to the potus.

      i feel stupid typing this. how the fuck does a 70 year old not get this basic funda, man?

      • mackafritz

        He was raised in a bubble.

        • BosGrl

          Boy.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        NPD and privilege is a helluva drug

      • h4rr4r

        He is still looking for the approval his parents never gave him.

      • SweetDeeKat

        He can’t. Since he is the center of the universe, there’s no separation of roles. He can’t even fathom the idea.

    • A_Changeling

      That’s why he does everything.

    • Joe Beese

      You think the Russian guys glanced at each other, trying hard not to smirk, thinking “Can you believe our luck getting this idiot elected?”

  • BeachBum

    McMaster needs to watch all the Godfather movies, and take notes, before he speaks to the press again. That is NOT how a Consigliere is supposed to act ! Weak. Sad. Low Energy.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Kushner:The Roman Empire… when a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes.

      McMaster: Yeah, but only the rich guys. The little guys got knocked off. If they got arrested and executed, all their estate went to the Emperor. If they just went home and killed themselves, up front, nothing happened.

      Kushner: Yeah, that was a good break. A nice deal.

      McMaster: They went home and sat in a hot bath and opened their veins, and bled to death. Sometimes they gave a little party before they did it.

      Kushner: Yeah, a party. How’s Thursday afternoon for that?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    JARED! YOU HAD ONE JOB! …. well, you used to have just the one job of making sure Fucknuts didn’t do anything really stoopid until the Sabbath, until you were assigned every conceivable job in the administration. STILL, muthafucka….

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      Preventing Fucknuts from doing something really stupid IS every job.

  • Turgid Love Skwerl

    Trump gives away secrets to the Russian. Those tricky Russians!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZU7E5XKYJg

    • TundraGrifter

      GIVES away! What a shrewd negotiator!

    • Duke

      But… But… It has to be some sort of ploy to get even more secrets from them. He’s smarter than the generals and they’re smarter than the spies.

      It was surprising that there was no buffoonery on Sunday. I guess last week’s covered it.

      • Hutch

        You mean (dum dum DUM) something-dimensional chess?!?

    • h4rr4r

      The worst part is this moron was just trying to show off for the adults in the room. Most kids figure this stuff out in kindergarten and yet here is Donnie still looking for the approval from others he will never get. Sad really, I bet if his Dad had hugged him a couple times he might have grownup​ and not been such a loser.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    I know jailhouse snitches who guard secrets better than this fucking guy.

    • Ezio

      He’s a bad New Yorker. NY law states you can’t be a snitch.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Naerebout is frustrated by the broad brush painted by Jones and others who never bothered to visit the area or talk to people who interact with refugees on a regular basis.

    Count your blessings, pal. You want that motherfucker hanging around?

  • Suse

    Following McMaster’s statement, Post reporter Scott Wilson (who along with Miller co-wrote the initial breaking story) noted on Twitter that the national security advisor “had the opportunity to call the story “false” before we published it,” but chose not to.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Maybe Trump didn’t give it away. He may have negotiated a year’s worth of pee hooker coupons.

    • Suse

      Also, 2 for 1 KFC buckets.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
    • Suse

      Tomorrow Belongs to Me!

  • Vincent Ricola

    I wonder if the Donald administration understands that, from this moment on, blame for every single terrorist attack that occurs can be attributed to us by other countries because of his inability to keep his insecure asshole mouth shut in front of a well-known spy.

    I won’t even insult dumbasses by comparing them to Donald Trump.

  • Suse

    Who is this asshole on Tweety’s show?

    • SeeTrain65

      Ned Ryun, generic conservative asshole.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if thousands of counterintelligence agents suddenly cried out, “Are you fucking kidding me? I’m taking the rest of the day off.”

    • jesterpunk

      Good thing they all saved up enough vacation time.

    • mackafritz

      Just the rest of the day?

  • DainBramage

    Geez. I take a nap and Liar Trump has set the internet on fire again. You’re grounded, Donny!

    • Shoto

      You might have to snip the Achilles tendon, then cauterize the vocal cords. For a better US America.

    • Sophia

      I second that. Another day where you go for a smoke and come back to 330 new comments. This idiot not only makes me suffer from trumprage but I also will have nicotine withdrawal soon.

  • Hutch
    • Joe Beese

      Sideways!

    • jesterpunk

      I think that is the perfect response to the GOP.

    • Shoto

      Go Rude…

    • DainBramage

      And twice on Sundays!

    • Doug Langley

      They don’t call him Rude Pundit for nothing.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/864266540170059776 When you get sick of your own colleagues.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Ned Ryerson?

      • DainBramage

        Ned the Head.

    • Shoto

      Careful, Joy. Andy Luck will murder your show.

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      Au contraire — it is BS according to our right wingers because if Trump leaks it, it’s not classified. Now whether it’s a good idea to leak it — i.e. whether it compromises or intelligence gathering ability in the future — eh, what’s the point of asking something like that?

  • idiotboy

    It was a brilliant counterespionage move. They bought all of his “secrets” Dick fuck has them just where he wants them, we win again!!!

  • sw19wilson
    • Suse

      Bernie’s there?

    • mackafritz

      You know who else yelled at his staff in a bunker?

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Lee Trevino?

      • Paperless Tiger

        Moses?

      • Doug Langley

        Dr Strangelove?

      • An Outhouse for the Resistance

        Mick Jagger?

      • HorseChestnut

        Oh shit, you heard that? Sorry.

      • BeachBum

        Jim Harbaugh ?

    • not_vh

      what’s this about? sorry for being dense.

      • sw19wilson

        Fallout from WH press statement.

    • Vincent Ricola

      His priorities are so fucked. Maybe he should stop playing with his weird minions and bring in some helpful people during this moment of treason – like a lawyer or maybe a helpful shadow PR person.

      Edit – and where are Ivanka and Kush during these past 2 weeks?!

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Or a totally new president

        • jesterpunk

          So you are saying repeal Trump and replace him with Hillary?

      • jesterpunk

        He just brought in Russia’s law firm of the year to help with this. That should convince people he has no ties to Russia right?

        • HorseChestnut

          It seems to be working so far.

    • Marceline

      I hope the TVs were on MSNBC or reruns of SNL.

    • Joe Beese

      “Can’t anybody here play this game?” – Casey Stengel

      • BeachBum

        ” They have found ways to lose I didn’t know were possible” !

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      They’re not yelling, it’s a threeway, a ménage à twats.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Lemon Party!

        • SeeTrain65

          For those of you who don’t know, don’t look it up.

  • YayConspiracy

    I know Donnie has a big mouth, but not big enough for this foot.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I’ve got popcorn, pizza, vanilla cake, and chocolate cupcakes. No ice cream today, sorry. Who wants what?

    • Cake. Both kinds please

    • Suse

      Vanilla AND chocolate cake, please!

    • data_ninja

      Just give me the frosting container and some graham crackers. I’ll take care of the rest myself.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        *starts passing out the snacks* Oh I also have snack cheese and potato chips. Also no loud chewing over the entertainment that is America crumbling.

        • data_ninja

          If we crunch too loud, it might put cracks in our already fragile infrastructure.

        • Rasilom

          Snack cheese!?!?! Can you squirt some of that on my cupcake? Sorry its been 25 years but colledge dorm room habbits die hard.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            I meant real cheese, as in cheese sticks, not cheese products.

          • Rasilom

            lol

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Would it be unpatriotic to go straight to the vodka shots?

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I only have wine. Maybe someone else will share?

        • CindyinEncinitas

          I have a half a bottle of tequila. That should help.

      • BeachBum

        Not at all. After Mother’s Day, it is expected to be low on alcohol stock.

    • YayConspiracy

      Beer, anybody? I got a quart of Old Tennis Shoes, as well.

    • Doug Langley

      Are they the cakes we like?

    • DrBigHead

      No pie? I like pie, please.

      And not pizza pie. Lemon merengue, please.
      With a gingersnap crust.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Sorry I forewent the gourmets. Except for eclairs and french bread and butter (or cheese). Rummage for yourself in the fridge if you want.

        • DrBigHead

          I’m on it…

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          mmmmm… French bread with cheese

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            *hands* Eat slowly because I won’t move a muscle when Rachel comes on.

        • Rasilom

          The first time I went to one of my best friends homes he asked what I would like to drink then served me. Asked what I would like to eat, gave me some options then served me. After the food he said “Ok you are now family, next time you come over dig in the fridge and eat what you want and go ahead and drink it if it is not nailed down. These are the rules of the family.”

    • BeachBum

      I can never turn down pizza.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I always order a thick crust with extra cheese and extra sauce *hands slice*

        • C4TWOMAN

          Me too! Extra sauce for the win!

        • BeachBum

          Awww, thanks !

    • CindyinEncinitas

      Cake, please. I have mango ice cream and a bucket of rage.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      We all settled in for Maddow? Take your bathroom break now, if need be.

    • sw19wilson

      Death please…. NO! Wait! I mean cake.

    • DainBramage

      Cake without ice cream is treason.

      • sw19wilson

        Two scoops or Get The Fuck-a-lago

    • Rasilom

      Pizza with a side of chocolate cupcake plaease! And BTW you totally rock for thinking about us lowley Wonkers this way.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        I often feed people.

    • Jamespuck

      I want the most beautiful piece of vanilla cake you’ve ever seen.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Hey, I swore to uphold the Constitution I didn’t say word one about not betraying the country!”
    — Donald Trump

  • Picabo
    • Joe Beese

      IQ is littler than the end of nothing sharpened.

      • YayConspiracy

        Blunted by the blight.

        • HorseChestnut

          Worked up like a douche, another tantrum in the night.

  • Joe Beese

    The ally has repeatedly warned American officials that it would cut off access to such sensitive information if it were shared too widely, said the former official.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/politics/trump-russia-classified-information-isis.html

    What can I tell you? Find better allies.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      NATO, you’re fired! Uzbekistan, you’re up. Impress me.
      — Donald Trump

  • Doug Langley

    “So what if Trump discusses classified stuff at Mar-A-Lago with guests waving phones around? What could go wrong?”

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I think he already did that

    • jesterpunk

      They where all well vetted, their checks for the $200,000 yearly membership fees cleared.

      • DrBigHead

        For the win…

  • Suse

    I think Drumpf saw Goldfinger when it first came out and decided he wanted to rule the world and coat everything in gold.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    There aren’t real Christians in Idaho. Those are the fake ones who don’t obey the pope.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Wrong time zone. Pacific = Catholics; Mountain = Mormons.

      • Left Coast Tom

        Idaho’s split between the two time zones, though the populated portion is in the mythical Mountain Time.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Don’t worry guys the Republicans will finally stand up and tell us that this is troubling.

    • jesterpunk

      They will also find some way to blame Hillary and Obama for it too.

    • C4TWOMAN

      “We feel vaguely bothered by this irregular course of events.”

      • vivian

        “Obviously we are concerned, as this cuts in to our time making phone calls to donors to raise money, and we will need to evaluate the situation in due time.”

      • Sophia

        All these troubling reports delay our stomping of the poors, & plans for the control of lady parts.

    • TootsStansbury

      Hahaha. Dissolves into hysterical laughter.

    • sw19wilson

      McCain has said Trump can pretty much do it, if he wants.

      • DrBigHead

        Again, yes, it is legal, but astonishingly, mind-bendingly stupid. And because no law was broken, the Repubs will do absolutely nothing. To hell with the fact that he most certainly damaged our relationship with the source nation. But who gives a shit about that. Certainly not the orange prick in the WH.

        • sw19wilson

          However, if Trump technically de-classified it, that info is/should now available for FOIA request.

          • DrBigHead

            But why bother? The gist of it was published by WAPO. Not the details, I don’t think, but certainly the fact that it referred to an alleged plot to hide a bomb in a laptop.

    • Turgid Love Skwerl

      Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

    • snark-lurker

      Miss Lindsy already has, in those exact words

      • notaten

        And concerning, also too! That’s purty serious, till Squirrel! Fuuuuuck!!!!¡

    • Hutch

      Aha ha ha ha HA! Ha ha ha ha ha ha HA! *whew* HA HA HA ha ha HA! *tearing up*

      But what about the country?

      • yyyaz

        It’s only a temporary meal ticket for them.

    • it’s too soon to take any action. we need to let the house and senate investigations proceed.

      then it will be time for the midterms.

  • Nounverb911
    • Latverian Diplomat

      I would have pushed Pence into it instead. Hilarious. What do you mean, “It’s a metaphor”, jared? I’m focused. You don’t tell me to stay focused, I invented focused!
      — Donald Trump

    • SeeTrain65

      “One day my son came home with a lump of dog stuff in his hand. I said, ‘Why did you bring that in here?’ and he said, ‘Pop, I almost stepped in this!'” – An oldie, retold by Billy Crystal as Buddy Young, Jr.

  • snark-lurker

    the electoral college has put a 45 to the nation’s temple and…

    • biologydave

      ….has proven that it can’t do its job by preventing people like this from stepping foot in office?

      • Greyhame

        Of making sure slave owners (and their descendants) get to have a disproportionate amount of political influence over them city-dwelling Yankees. Oh wait, were we not supposed to reveal our true intentions?

        • biologydave

          *spoiler alert*

    • Pilotshark

      playing Russian roulette with a 45

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      Voted.

  • sw19wilson
    • SeeTrain65

      At least George knew what I was.

  • Turgid Love Skwerl

    Everyone’s phones went off like an amber alert when the news broke. Weird.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Well technically our democracy has been missing for 4 months

      • C4TWOMAN

        We should put pictures of it on milk cartons….

    • Nounverb911

      Did something happen? I’m actually trying to get some work done?

      • Turgid Love Skwerl

        Trump gave the Russians some secrets.

        • Nounverb911

          No biggie, just the launch codes?

          • sw19wilson

            Possibly some intel on ISIS from an ally, who probably won’t give you fuck all from now on.

          • Paperless Tiger

            If they live.

          • sw19wilson

            The entire country’s intel, that is.

          • Doug Langley
          • SeeTrain65

            Security has dramatically increased since then.

            Now it’s nine zeros.