SHARE

Last week, we brought you word of the bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just stone-cold wilding on a bunch of peaceful protesters. In America. Then we brought you the pretty important update that we had been incorrect in thinking Erdogan was dining with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence when the savage beatdown that sent nine protesters to the hospital happened; in fact, Erdogan’s lavish luncheon with Trump and Pence was already over when it happened, which we knew because there was video of Erdogan personally directing the attack from the back of his Mercedes.

As a fascist does.

And now? Erdogan’s turned on his gaslights. His government in Ankara has summoned the American ambassador to lodge a formal protest for forcing Turkish goons to choke a woman until the blood vessels in her eyeball burst, and to kick an old man in the head until his teeth fell out.

Local police officials said the Turkish guards savagely attacked a peaceful protest outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence as Erdogan was visiting, in a bout of violence that was captured in detail on video. Turkish diplomats, though, criticized the local police for failing to quell an “unpermitted” and “provocative” demonstration.

The Turkish foreign ministry’s statement on Monday went even further, criticizing “the inability of U.S. authorities to take sufficient precautions at every stage of the official program.” And it demanded that the United States conduct a “full investigation of this diplomatic incident and provide the necessary explanation.”

Here’s all the “full investigation” you need:

1. Bodyguard leans down and gets instructions from Turkish President Erdogan.

2. Bodyguard passes on command to second man, who runs into crowd.

3. WILDING COMMENCES.

4. Erdogan leaves Mercedes, a job well done.

In the United States of America, it is still legal to assemble and shout “provocative” things. Although judging by the glimpse of dissent-free authoritarianism the Trump administration saw in Saudi Arabia — and their shining wonder at that sweet sight — we may want to make the most of the First Amendment while it’s still operative.

[WaPo]

$
Donate with CCDonate with CC
  • chascates

    Flynn really did earn his money.

    • ArgieBargie

      Keep fucking that Turkey, Gen Flynn!

      • Rags

        Eeen America, Turkey fucks you.

      • starfanglednut

        They should at least use some lube on that poor turkey at this point.

  • Nounverb911
    • Red Bird Ω

      I blame white economic anxiety.

    • Darlene Underdahl

      She’s the one that got the rubes screaming “Kill him!”

    • starfanglednut

      Never gets old.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Well, naturally. Isn’t she to blame for most everything that’s happened since 2008? All the shitty horrible people being empowered, and the open racism, and the stupid people shouting down the smart ones? I mean, let’s lay the blame squarely where it belongs: on Caribou Barbie.

    • mailman27

      “Oblivious,” indeed.

  • FlownΩver

    Erdogan could impose this sort of despotic bullshit on a larger part of the region if it weren’t for the Kurds in the way.

    • DrBigHead

      If left to his own devices, they won’t be for long.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        And I’m sure he will be.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Attaturk would be appalled.

  • ManchuCandidate

    I’m sure Wilbur Ross (Sec of Commerce and Oblivious) approves of such a move. Why let some uppity protesters spoil a good party?

    • DrBigHead

      His lack of self-awareness is astonishing.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Well, I guess they won’t be allowed into the EU anytime soon.

  • Crystalclear12

    Trump expresses agreement in 5. . . 4. . . 3

    • ManchuCandidate

      Not till Thurs. He’s so tired. Tired of being admired. Tired of grabbing pussy. He’s pooped.

      • Darlene Underdahl

        And the bedroom he shares with Melania is icy.

      • Khavrinen

        Pooped? I thought his thing was #1, not #2.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    This is smart damage control on Turkey’s part – lodge a preemptive protest in an effort to muddy the waters and make it appear like a kerfuffle with two parties at fault instead of just one.

    There were cops there who did a *little* bit to contain the Turkish goons, but I’ll bet their hands were tied by the whole diplomatic immunity/international incident thing. Wish at least one of those bastards would have taken a nightstick upside the head.

    • Red Bird Ω

      It’s amazing how police know when to stand still and not shoot.

      • chazmanr

        Their backs weren’t to the police.

      • Rags

        The optics weren’t dark enough.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Especially when the goons were swarthy Asian-minorers.

    • grindstone

      If you’ve never been on the fuzzy end of the lollipop with regards to someone with diplomatic immunity in the US, count your blessings. I had a friend who was set back a few years financially and physically due to an accident in DC. They had zero recourse — zip, nada, zilch.

  • memzilla Ω

    BREAKING: Turkey Agrees To Provide “Tremendous” Personal Bodyguards To Dolt 45

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    I have some friends who spent a great deal of time in Turkey while stationed there in the military. They adore the country and the people. It is a crime that this despicable man is in charge there. Thanks Vlad’s Puppet!

    • DrBigHead

      I did fieldwork in rural SW Turkey in the early 90’s. Clear division in the village between the secular western-oriented folk and the religious conservatives. Latter group were none too happy we were living there. These are the folk that have been flocking to Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and other large cities in large numbers over the past couple of decades. They also strongly support Ergogan.

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Why is it that religion always seems to mess up people’s heads? A rhetorical question. Sorry. Just can’t get over the fact that here in the US the xtians voted for Dolt 45.

        • therblig

          dumbfuck evangelicals were told that god can use an ungodly man for his divine purposes. they totally believed that shit.

          • grindstone

            …but not Obama. Because [abortion/liberal/Dem/black].

        • cmd resistor

          Watching the news this morning I had to look up the church of the Holy Sepulcher that Trump was about to visit because I am ignorant about it. Just skimming the Wikipedia entry, lots of wars mixed in with the whole church history. I didn’t even make it to the Crusades as I had to go to work.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    What’s the Turkish word for “chutzpah”?

    • The Wanderer

      küstahlık
      According to Google Translate.

  • proudgrampa

    “It’s nobody’s business but the Turks…”

    https://youtu.be/vsQrKZcYtqg

  • Phoenixdoglover

    While we all decry Trump, and rightly so, we would be wise to pay attention to Erdogan. He is the real deal, and his supporters have a much greater inclination to follow his suggestions.

  • HorseChestnut

    Well, if the first amendment goes down the tubes, we can move to the second.

    …I’m sad that it’s not a hyperbolic threat any more, it’s just facts.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    That woman set up the poor bodyguard by interposing her neck between his arm and chest. Why will no one speak for the true victims here?

  • La forza del resistino

    Erdogan’s statement reeks of Istan-bull.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Not Constantinople.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        It reeks like nobody’s business.

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          I like it better that way.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            It takes me back.

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            Why did constitutional democracy get the works?

    • mailman27

      I smell a rat. A big Ankarat.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      Can’t stand ‘im. No bull.

  • Chadwells

    OT: Weiner is still a fucking douche….but this is interesting nonetheless. Whoa if true.

    “Report: Girl in Weiner sexting case lied to damage Clinton”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/334511-report-girl-in-weiner-sexting-case-lied-to-damage-clinton

    • Manders

      I don’t even understand how that would smear Clinton. Weiner does not, and did not, work for her. His wife did. And neither woman has any control over whom he chooses to sext. I mean, clearly they don’t.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Guilt by association.

      • Nockular cavity

        If a tree falls in the forest, is it Hillary’s fault? Of course it is.

        • NastyBossetti

          Well, she has been spending a lot of time in the woods since the election.

        • calliecallie

          I blame Obama.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Never underestimate the ratfuckery of Fucks Gnus – or the idiocy of their viewers.

      • Wild Cat

        In a nation where everything is optics—especially when the seer is always right-wing—optics must be perfect. I’s must be dotted; T’s must be crossed. recepts must be held until you’re out of the store. It sucks, but the fascists own the entire media and they determine public perception.

      • calliecallie

        This is something Louise Mensch put out there earlier, that there were efforts afoot (Russian? GOP?) to get the underage sext onto Weiner’s laptop with some more of Hillary’s emails, so that as part of a seemingly legitimate investigation into Weiner sexting with a minor, the FBI would discover Hillz’ emails and could continue that uproar.

        • cmd resistor

          I remember that. Seems like that whole thing involved the NY FBI office, too.

      • Michael Smith

        But they understood. Even if it wasn’t a set up at all, they certainly knew how to spin it to convince people that Clinton creates and sustains a culture of debauchery and lies.

    • Wild Cat

      This would be major ratfucking, albeit the Weiner idiot enabled this fucking shit.

      And c’mon, Democrats, without control of the media, you can’t allow own goals such as a Lieberman on the VP ticket or keeping Weiner’s wife on the campaign.

      • Michael Smith

        It would be vintage ratfucking.

    • ariel_gee_398

      For what it’s worth, I think the charge Wiener faced was specifically about conduct with a minor under 16. Can’t see the prosecutors/his attorneys letting him enter that plea if that isn’t factually accurate.

      • Chadwells

        Right? Very odd. I just assumed there was some kind of validity since The Hill was reposting the story.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Here’s some info from a Buzzfeed reporter who spoke with the family: https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/866698562679304193

          • Chadwells

            I guess my guestion is why would The Hill release a seemingly BS article that would appear to defend Weiner? That’s where my confusion lies.

            Weiner is trash and gotta go. What he did was wholly inappropriate and indefensible. No confusion there.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Never underestimate the lure of clickbait? I would guess by reporting what someone else dug up, they can get the clicks but shift ultimate responsibility for the accuracy to someone else?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I thought you could be charged for intent, i.e. he thought she was only 15.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Generally no, but sometimes yes. Regardless, the indictment here specified that she was under 16 and he knew that to be true. If that weren’t actually true, I just can’t see any (scrupulous) attorney letting that be put into the court papers.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      It’s too attenuated to be probative of anything. Even if they did intend to damage Clinton, that the FBI on an entirely separate case would reach Weiner’s laptop only a week before the election and find Clinton emails, which would then affect the outcome of the election, would be the greatest political trickshot in the history of mankind.

      • Chadwells

        Agree.

        It just struck me as odd that a notoriously right leaning outlet like The Hill would republish the story….of something that, if true no matter how idiotic, would damage the right. Am I wrong about The Hill? The whole thing just seemed weird to be posted there. So I assumed an element of truth to it, which is silly.

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Keep fuckin’ that Turkey, GOP.

  • elviouslyqueer

    What’s the over/under on the US Ambassador telling Turkey to feast upon many, many dicks?

    • Spurning Beer

      Hint: Trump has properties in Turkey.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    The goons took off their MAGA hats before going into action. That’s a pro move.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Make Ankara Great Again.

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95fcaa1ba2cdad75d2910f9b9ab8b0cfae62eda6bb059c56c8da54af941b0425.jpg

    “HEY STUPID AMERICAN RABBLE! WHY ARE YOU HITTING YOURSELF? EH? WHY ARE YOU HITTING YOURSELF?”

    “Excellent job, boys. No go take from them local currency formerly designated for purchase of noontime meal.”

    • Opalescent Riddles

      And also to the coercing of them to the engraving of the bank drafts backed by the balance of the insufficient funds.

  • ariel_gee_398

    I suspect we would all be pretty saddened, though not exactly surprised, at the number of Americans on the right who would be happy if Trump adopted these same tactics towards protesters.

    Those types would kill us all to protect a version of the Constitution that doesn’t even exist. (I’m pretty sure their version reads something like, “Blessed are the corporations, and the white Christians in the following order: fetuses, men, children of the rich, women, other.”)

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    It’s a good thing they have the utmost respect for this administration. If they didn’t respect Donnie & Co. so bigly, it’s tough to imagine what kind of bullshit they would pull.

    • Spurning Beer

      Yep, Donald and Recep have formed a real “Turkey Club.”

      • HooverVilles

        Funny!

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    That’s what they did to us. Calling us remnants of Nazism responsible for Screbrenica.

  • Crank Tango
    • proudgrampa

      I like this version too. Also.

  • Michael Smith

    In addition to gaslighting those who might criticize the Turks’ actions, this explanation of the beatings appeals to the well-known “law and order conservative” element in American public opinion, which element was crucial in Trump’s election.

    They are essentially offering Trump a way to frame the incident as an example of America’s LEFTIST RADICALS embarrassing us on the world stage. This transforms the incident from one that paints Trump as a weak man who fails to respond to outrageous foreign presumptuousness, into one that paints “THE LEFT” as sabotaging Trump’s effectiveness at every turn.

    • jesterpunk

      That is pretty similar to what Fox is trying to push. They are claiming the left is anti american and will do anything to make Trump look bad.

      • Michael Smith

        I guess its the only play that Trump’s defenders have. Nixon took the same route. His team argued that Nixon’s bitter, sore-loser enemies were manufacturing accusations in a sad, desperate attempt to save their corrupt system. It didn’t work then. But Trump’s team has the advantage of 24-hour news media (including a channel solely dedicated to conservative propaganda), the internet, social media, and mobile computers that allow you to become propagandized while taking a dump.

        If Tricky Dick lived during our time, he might have become king.

  • I have decided to say fuck the news until later tonight. I am going to the movies (#shocker!). Going to see a Canadian flick: Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (think Due South but with Ontario vs Quebec and no Paul Gross, but adding Colm Feore)

    • NastyBossetti

      There’s a Bon Cop Bad Cop 2?

      • Yes! It opened a couple of weeks ago, but this will likely be my only opportunity to see it

        • NastyBossetti

          Let me know how it is.

          • Will do. I loved the first one and will always love Feore, so i’m hoping for decent

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            Wanted to see it but it was only playing at 12:30 pm, last day today. “Boss Baby” on the other hand is still running. FML

          • I know. That’s why i got my ass up to see it today

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            Congratulations to your highly motivated ass. Mine will have to wait for the library to get the DVD.

      • GO SEE IT! Just as gokd and ridicilous as the the first

    • MizzMazz

      That sounds pretty fun! Let us know how it is.

      • Will do! The first one is already a strong thumbs up from me

        • MizzMazz

          Now I gotta go look for that. Do you like Trailer Park Boys?

          • I’m pretty meh on them

          • MizzMazz

            They are my go-to comfort watching. Despite the stupidity and crime and shit, they still all care about each other.

    • Very smart. (And I love love love colm feore. I need to see this movie.)

      • If you have have not seen the first one, you really should.

        • Never even heard of it. I will lose my canadian points now.

          (I met him a few years back – actually auditioned for him. My dream would have been to get up to Stratford for a season…)

          • My head of my high school’s drama department grew up back stage there (his dad was in the company for decades and you’ll see the family name all over the town). I got to run wild through the prop and costume warehouse once in high school…it was amazing

    • Iron Monkey

      Used to see Colm Feore in Shakespeare roles in Stratford, Ontario–Leontes in Winter’s Tale, Edmund in King Lear, a few more. Dude can act.

  • Oneofthebobs

    So, this is what America first looks like.

    • yyyaz

      You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

  • Mpeg

    Turkey

    Q. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
    A. “Gobble, gobble, gobble.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8biyY3trpc
    (OK I know that’s reaching.. But I stayed up watching nouveau D. Lynchian arthouse hypecakes last night)

    • donald danner

      After last night anything Twin peaks related just makes my brain hurt, I still need more time to process.

  • fawkedifiknow

    Trump is quitting the 1st Amendment cold turkey.

  • Phoenixdoglover

    Erdogan has used the failed coup in Turkey as an opportunity to eliminate his political opposition. Here’s a little more:
    https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/04/25/turkeys-rights-crackdown-comes-under-deeper-scrutiny

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I have the distinct impression that the “failed coup” was “failed” on purpose to give Edrogan the pretext he needed to go after anyone who dared gainsay him.

      • Phoenixdoglover

        Yeah, he was quick to blame supporters of Fethullah Gülen, but notably there is little international support for that idea.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      One of his more visible critics has been NBA player (and Turkish native) Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder. When he expressed concern to the press last year over Erdogan’s tactics, his entire family disowned him. Over the weekend, he was detained in Romania because the Turkish government canceled his passport (which would have forced him to return to Turkey, where he would have likely been jailed or worse). The NBA and his team intervened, and now he is back in the U.S.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • OneYieldRegular

    Shorter Turkey: “We are surprised and appalled that you American security forces don’t beat the crap out of pesky protestors yourselves.”

  • The Wanderer

    Screw the Turks. Next time one of their leaders shows up, deploy riot police with orders to use tasers and pepperball rounds on their ‘guards’ as necessary. We’ll apologize afterward. Oh, and eject their goddamned embassy staff, and tell Erdogan we’re rethinking their foreign aid package.

    • Anna Rompage

      Are you kidding, in a country that has the highest incarceration rates of any country in the world & where half the population celebrates the antics of Sheriff Clarke & Sheriff Joe, the US will just jail the protesters…

      • The Wanderer

        Which, by the way, happened.

        • Anna Rompage

          Isn’t bleeding on a street considered littering & illegal due to releasing a bio-hazard in a pubic venue, and laying down on a sidewalk after being beat called loitering?

      • yyyaz

        After pepper spraying them, splitting a few skulls, dragging a few women down the street by their ankles, denying everyone bail and then billing them for services rendered.

    • snark-lurker

      have you forgotten who is “pres”?

      • The Wanderer

        Yeah, I know.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Edrogan and his thugs can fuck off and die. The Turkish people deserve much better. This is a situation we Americans find ourselves in, too.

    • Stolen elections have consequences.

  • jesterpunk

    OT but he seems nice.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/334526-miss-lawmaker-leaders-should-be-lynched-for-taking-down-confederate

    Karl Oliver, a Republican state representative in Mississippi, last
    week said leaders in Louisiana who have removed Confederate statues and
    monuments from public property should be “lynched.”

    “If the, and Iuse this term extremely loosely, ‘leadership’ of Louisiana wishes to,
    in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR
    HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my
    power to prevent this from happening in our State,” Oliver wrote in a
    Saturday Facebook post.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Someone needs to be careful around sour apple trees, if you ask me.

    • Oh fuck off you stupid pasty asshole. You look like you have fetal alcohol syndrome.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
      • jesterpunk

        That sums it up pretty well.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Don’t worry, nice racist Representative. As long as black people are more than 5 times as likely as white people to get arrested and end up incarcerated despite similar levels of criminality, this country will have plenty of monuments to your history.

  • DainBramage

    MAGA
    Make Assholes Greater Assholes

  • Bill D. Burger
  • schmannity

    If Melania is not available, Trump’s #2 choice for a date to the Fascist Ball.

  • SCOTUS strikes down 2 NC voting districts.

    How can we possibly have something go progressively?

    • yyyaz

      Dying gasps of democracy.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      But they voted them down for being unfairly drawn though.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • timpundit

      I would think this is a good thing tho.

    • puredog

      Gorsuch made up for it today.

    • Lamashtar

      Be warned, this required having the fuckers ON RECORD talking about how they needed to gerrymander out African-American voters. It was as open-and-shut as it gets.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Ωbjectifier

      Hey! That’s the Giving Tree!

  • wait! what?

    I KNOW there’s a turkey-foreskin joke in there somewhere; but I just can’t pull it out…

  • The Wanderer

    The day started with such promise: I woke up at a decent hour, went shopping, watched two new MST3K episodes, wrote a funny story about drug-induced priapism, and I decide to pop over to Wonkette.
    I should’ve stayed in bed.
    But at least I’m not wearing pants.

    • marxalot

      I’m at work, but I’m researching organized crime for a series of short stories centering on an accountant, her sister, murder, and the complicated nature of family.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I wanna read that story!

      • The Wanderer

        Kay!

        The Problem
        © 2017 by The Wanderer
        The doctor knocked on the exam room door and entered. “All right, Mr. Cho, what seems – oh, my,” his voice faltered as the red fox almost dropped the file in his paws.
        “Unnf . . . hey, Doc,” the horse groaned. “Got this problem.”
        “Yes, I saw it about two seconds before I saw the rest of you. What happened?”
        “I was with my girlfriend,” the stallion gasped, wincing, “and . . . and I took those pills they talk about, you know? On the TV.”
        “I see. “ The fox’s ears dipped. “How many did you take?”
        The horse’s face contorted in a spasm and he seemed to fold up. His problem, however, was still much in evidence. “Wanted to stay . . . for her, you know?”
        “How many?”
        “Six.”
        “Six.”
        “Yeah. She was impressed, but after a while it started to hurt.”
        “I’m really not surprised. How long have you had it?”
        “What? Well, all my life, of course – “
        The fox rolled his eyes. “I meant your problem, Mr. Cho. How long has it been like this?”
        The horse took out his cell phone and looked at the clock. “Um, right, I took them about, uh, six.”
        “Six. Last night?”
        “Uh-huh.”
        “And it’s now – ?”
        “What?”
        “What time is it now?”
        “Oh! Um, it’s about one. In the afternoon.”
        “And you say you saw these pills on the TV.” The fox pulled up a chair and sat down, trying not to stare in horrified fascination at the unfortunate Mr. Cho’s problem. “Don’t those ads say that if it’s like this for longer than four hours, you’re supposed to see a doctor?”
        “Your nurse said that this was the only time you were available.”
        “Mr. Cho, if that blood stays in there for too long, it could develop into gangrene.”
        Despite the obvious pain it caused him, the horse grabbed it in both paws and held it close like a beloved child. “Gangrene!?”
        “Gangrene,” the fox nodded with a solemn nod. “Which would require amputation.” The stallion looked like he was about to cry, and the doctor held up a paw. “But we can fix this. It’ll require an hour or so of your time.”
        “Anything, Doc!”
        “Okay. We’ll give you a small injection, nothing too serious. It’ll enable the blood to flow back, and things will get back to normal. We’ll have to monitor your blood pressure, though, in case it gets too high. All right?”
        “Yes, yes! Anything but cutting it off, but I also have another problem.”
        “Yes?”
        “I really need to pee.”
        “I’m afraid that, until your problem goes away, you won’t be able to.”
        “Can’t you do anything, though? I haven’t been to the bathroom in hours!”
        “Okay, just wait here.” The doctor left the room and closed the door behind him, shaking his head. “Nurse?”
        “Yes?” the middle-aged vixen asked.
        “Get an injector of phenylephrine for Mr. Cho, and set up a BP monitor. Oh, and we’ll have to Foley him.” He winked. “Use the extra
        long catheter.”
        “Gotcha.”

        End

  • MynameisBlarney
  • ThunderCat

    This week it’s Turkey’s security savagery; next week, maybe the Philippine’s posse. I hear they have even better, more deadly savagery.

  • Chadwells

    Fuckface to a room full of Israelis….IN ISRAEL:

    “We Just Got Back From the Middle East”

    We have entered levels of fucking stupid never seen before.

    • proudgrampa

      The guy has cotton for a brain.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        Natural fibres libel!

    • Bill D. Burger

      Should have gone with his 1st thought: “I just flew in from Saudi Arabia…..and boy are my arms tired.”

      • laughingnome

        Try the pork. I’ll be here all week.

  • ThunderCat

    To be filed under: ya got to be shittin’ me: Turkey summons US ambassador to protest ‘aggressive’ action against Turkish bodyguards in Washington.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Bill D. Burger

    Turkey’s just getting out of hand and dangerous.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/s8s9IgwANe8UM/giphy.gif

    Doh!

    • cmd resistor

      Once I was riding in an 18-wheeler with Mr. Cmd and someone said on the CB, look at that turkey walking down the road. So I figured it was some person, but it was actually a real turkey.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        On one of the main roads near my house, there’s a county park with a lot of woodland, and there are seasons in which turkeys are a driving hazard – not as bad as deer, but bad enough. The adults pop out into oncoming traffic from time to time, and occasionally, the moms try to lead recently-hatched babbies across the road.
        Luckily, most people around here are careful about the wildlife, and will stop traffic on both sides of the divided road when they see a turkey family heading out.

        • cmd resistor

          People are good here about stopping to get turtles out of the road. You just have to make sure you put them on the side where they were going instead of where they started, so they won’t try again.

  • Mavenmaven

    This is why Trump misses Flynn, Trump wants to be more like Turkey.

  • Iron Monkey

    Based on past acts by thugs who travel with Erdogan the Washington D.C. cops should have been more prepared to move in and arrest them as they assaulted U.S. citizens.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Meanwhilst, in Schadenfreudelandia…

    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/05/bill-o-reilly-has-new-gig-glenn-beck-s

    Wife-beating sexual harasser finds work.

    • phoenix00

      Can assholes of a feather flock together? Will two shitpiles find a way to coexist? Find out tonight at 8!

  • pgjack

    Hopefully the US will ignore Turkey’s demand that peaceful protestors become the perpetrators rather than the victims in this incident. But Trump and his crew lean heavily towards authoritarianism and would like to be able to beat protestors as the Turkish government does so who knows what will happen.

  • Ferroequinologist Ron

    So… the wealthiest, most powerful nation on Earth, the wealthiest, most powerful nation in HISTORY, is being jerked around. By TURKEY.
    If I wasn’t crying so hard I’d be laughing my flanks off.

  • Zyxomma

    Yes, let’s all enjoy our First Amendment rights while we have them. Here’s Rachel, with lots on Flynn and Turkey, and more on Pence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpDw8fswwRM

  • SadDemInTex

    I will say it again. Kent State. It will take nothing for the present administration to try to quell protest in a violent way. We can only continue to resist. I also said early that before we are thru with this montrous horror there will be blood and death in the USA.

    • cmd resistor

      I wasn’t thinking it would start this soon. Even if it was done by foreign people, these are people Donald would want to emulate.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    A proper President would have thrown Erdogan out of the country.

    Our current “president” can’t do that because it would hurt his investments in Turkey.

    This is what you’ve bought, GOP fuckwaffles.

    • Querolous

      We need Incirlik so we can continue our oh so succesful meddling in the Middle East. Damn Arabs: how dare they sit on top of our oil!

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Oh yeah. Just let a foreign dictator take care of peaceful protesters in your own country. After all, you already let Russia organize your own elections.

    • HooverVilles

      Where is the right wing outrage at a foreign dictators goons roughing up American protesters in America?
      If the situation was reversed, the Greedy Obstructionist Tea Patriarch’s heads would be all esplody and the noise from FAUX NEWS would be absolutely deafining.

      Oh yeah; IOKiffYAR!!!!!

  • MAZS

    And even this behavior draws nary a complaint from Republicans…..cuz anything is okay so long as we pass a tax plan that f**ks over the poor.

  • CATMAN

    Yeah, the State Department will launch a “strong protest” with the Turks and nothing will happen–the protestors are lucky they weren’t charged with disorderly conduct for lying in the street after being attacked. I’m sure Donny &Co are exploring ways to use violence to discourage those pesky protestors and get away with it.

    • phoenix00

      OTOH, Rexxon needs his nap…

  • sgt. jmk of the résistance

    Did he also demand that the protesters apologize for mussing up the bodyguards’ nice suits?

  • angryspittle

    The Turkish embassy should be expelled and diplomatic relations severed. But Trump wouldn’t never do that because he just loves him some fascist police state shit.

  • Bemused

    He wants an explanation, eh? “Your goons appear to have decided to wail on US citizens.”

    Or, if more diplomacy is needed, “Your bodyguards appear to have been overzealous in assuring your safety. Perhaps they should remain in Turkey until they have a better idea of what appropriate force means in the US.”

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    I wouldn’t wait for the Republicans to do anything about this if I were you. This is the kind of stuff that gets them all tingly downstairs.

  • handyhippie65

    wait till dumpy get’s home and tries that crap here. even the republican constitution crowd will jump on the bandwagon singing you’re fired!

Previous articleSinister Glowy Orb Saps Trump’s Stamina, Leaves Poor Dear ‘Exhausted,’ ‘Weak,’ ‘Sad.’
Next articleDonald Trump Set To Unveil Exciting Poor-Fucking Budget, For Poor-Fucking!