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Let’s talk about Cassandra Fairbanks. IF WE MUST. Because without attention, that nitwit would just shrivel up and blow away, and the world would be a better place. But since she has filed a defamation lawsuit against Fusion reporter Emma Roller, we have a few words of loving correction before we go back to pretending that she does not exist.

Fairbanks first rose to prominence as a liberal Sanders supporter, offering trenchant analysis in favor of immigration reform.

Why should an invisible line created by some poiticians dictate where we can and cannot go? If I want to go to the beach at 11pm I should be able to. If I feel like rowing a boat to Australia, why cant I just go?

Sadly, Fairbanks never did paddle that dinghy out into the Atlantic. After the Orlando nightclub shooting, she decided that terrorism was the problem, and Trump was the solution.

Yes, we know #NotAllMillennials. Fairbanks’ latest article in Big League Politics, “Sit Down Hillary Clinton, Here’s What ‘Covfefe’ Really Means” is exactly as dumb as you think it is.

But because Trumpland gets its wee feefees in a bunch when questioned by IRL journalists, White House press passes are being handed out to “alternative media outlets.” Which is like allowing peewee football standouts into the NFL, but we elected a reality teevee star as president — this is the America we live in. We also live in an America where a bunch of assholes who never went to the prom get into an internet circle jerk and come up with plans to troll the liberal media by adopting a fake white power symbol.

Get it?

And then the Moron Squad all took pictures of themselves doing it.

Because HAR-DEE-HAR.

And their dipshit followers added it to their Twitter handles next to the milk and the frog. Liberals: OWNED.

Most of the alt-right bigboys left out the hand signs. But Roger Stone is A OLD, so he didn’t get the memo.

Then Cassandra got herself a White House press pass. And took this picture.

Which was retweeted by Emma Roller at Fusion who described it as “just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House.”

Are we all caught up with our derp now?

Cassandra Fairbanks then filed a lawsuit against Emma Roller alleging that she had been defamed, because Emma Roller called her a “white supremacist.”

Many members of prominent media organizations see themselves as the exclusive arbiters of truth. Protecting their self-declared monopoly, many of these “journalists” use their perch of public influence to defame, slander and libel those they disagree with politically and ideologically. They see the First Amendment as a sword, not a shield; they view the First Amendment as only protecting those with elites on their rolodex, and view the First Amendment as a wholly owned property of elite-backed journalists to smear and slime their adversaries at will with libels and defamation. In fact, the First Amendment’s foundations rest on the cornerstones of independent, outsider writers, scribes, advocates and journalists from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson, almost always resisted by the establishment courtiers of, and courtesans to the truth-corrupted powers of their day.

Yeah, Cassandra Fairbanks is a scribe.

And Emma Roller is a courtesan.

And Cassandra Fairbanks would like $100,000 please, because Emma Roller defamed her and intentionally caused her emotional distress. Which seems a little snowflake-y, in our humble opinion. Especially since Emma Roller only pointed out that Fairbanks and Cernovich were flashing White Power signs. She never characterized the parties as “white supremacist.”

And also, SHUT UP YOU WHINY LITTLE CHILD.

Because, as LA Times reporter Matt Pearce pointed out, Ms. Fairbanks seems to have been deliberately trolling in hopes that someone would call her out and give her the opportunity to shout, LOOK AT ME! I’M THE REAL VICTIM HERE!

First she was laughing at her own hilarious joke.

Then she was giggling because people fell for it.

Then deleting it, when she realized feigned outrage would be better for her career.

And now she is sad and wants money.

Okay, Cassandra. As the mother of two teenage boys, I am familiar with this game. Many times I have realized that I can’t forward a picture to Grandma because one or both of my guys happened to be “scratching his eyebrow” with his middle finger in the background.

But when I confront them, I get a sheepish, “HEH HEH HEH…sorry, Mom.” They don’t deny flipping the bird, and they don’t threaten to sue me for spreading lies about them and hurting their feelings. Because they might be obnoxious teenagers, but they’re not lying little sociopaths. UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE.

You, Cassandra, are 32-years-old, which is about 20 years too many for this bullshit! You are not a First Amendment Warrior. You’re a sniveling brat trying to further your career by filing a junk lawsuit. Bedroom selfies and rambling conspiracy theories aren’t outsider journalism — they’re pathetic self-promotion.

Bitch, please!

(OH! AND TA-DAH! This is your open thread!)

[Cassandra Rules / Buzzfeed ]

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  • proudgrampa

    Open thread??!!?? Already??!!??

    I just got here!

    • calliecallie

      Me too!

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Don’t worry; Twitler’s got hours of daylight left to do something insanely stupid and/or illegal. There’s bound to be another post before midnight.

  • Oneofthebobs

    I thought that was the signal for “you’re an asshole “.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      In Turkey, Greece, and a few other places, I think.

      Apparently, in some parts of Southern Europe, it means “you are a zero”.

      Both would seem appropriate for the White Power folks, if directed inward.

  • Did anyone really ever think that their use of the long-established OK sign denoted White Power? The cartoon frog brigade is so far up their own asses, they don’t know what ‘normies’ think.

    Also, Roller should countersue this idiot’s ass.

    • efoveks

      For a million bucks.

    • FlownΩver

      Martin Van Buren might have a cause of action here.

  • FlownΩver

    “…without attention, that nitwit would just shrivel up and blow away…”

    Agreed. Ergo, not worth the snark. Decent opening for an open thread, though.

  • The Wanderer

    Since there’s such a thing as “Rick Rolled,” could we safely say that Cassandra has been “Emma Rolled?”

  • memzilla Ω

    Wingnuts would happily burn down their own fucking houses if they thought a liberal would cough from the smoke.

    • I was waiting for Obama to put out a statement confirming that “drinking Drano is DANGEROUS, and people should not do it!”

      Just to see the response.

      • jesterpunk

        Someone should tell them liberals are in favor of breathing, lets see how long they hold their breath after that.

      • TheBoatDude

        Then those people would replace their glasses of mike with glasses of Drano…because only the supreme can drink Drano…

        • A bunch of these idiots decided that it was a good idea to drink raw milk in the House, because regulating milk is liberal fascism – they spent days sick.

    • theCryptofishist

      Yeah if they do it with the left hand, also, too, then it’s qw. Short for qwerty, maybe?

      • Quel whitey

        • theCryptofishist

          Yeah, that’s much better.

  • TJ Barke

    That was more derp to sift through than the DSFB post…

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Wonkette drops ball: Cassandra Fairbanks works for Kremlin propaganda outlet, Sputnik “News”:

    https://sputniknews.com/authors/cassandra_fairbanks/

    So if you want to know her real master….

    • Fivedollarfeminist

      Now works for Big League Politics.

  • theCryptofishist

    “… the First Amendment’s foundations rest on the cornerstones of independent, outsider writers, scribes, advocates and journalists from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson, almost always resisted by the establishment courtiers of, and courtesans to the truth-corrupted powers of their day.”
    I’m not willing to call Jefferson an outsider. Just not willing.

    • I’m thinking Thomas Paine was an outsider either.

      • theCryptofishist

        Him, I can kinda see, although that may be because I don’t know much about him.

  • memzilla Ω
  • So they’ve ruined the OK sign.

    And yes, anytime one of these assholes throws a hand sign THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

    And this critter is silly and irrelevant.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      And she works for Vlad the GimpFailer.

      https://sputniknews.com/authors/cassandra_fairbanks/

      • MassiveQuantitiesofPie

        They all do, either directly or indirectly.

    • onedollarjuana

      It’s OK. The OK sign us already kind of obscene in some cultures, so already ruined.

    • Tokays_don’t_blink

      Upfisted for use of “critter,” one of my grampa’s faves!

  • TJ Barke

    Here’s(again) a great article on the perversion of free speech rights that the right wing is using to enshrine their racist and fascist ideas: https://thebaffler.com/war-of-nerves/fighting-words

  • jesterpunk

    Their explanation of covfefe doesnt make sense in the context of the tweet and the claim is based on the sound from google translate not the actual translation. But even the robot speech doesnt sound like what they claim it sounds like unless you expect it to sound like that and ignore everything else.

    • MassiveQuantitiesofPie

      It doesn’t have to make sense. They’re trolling. Creating chaos and confusion is all they care about.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Westboro Baptist Church has just filed a trademark suit against Cassandra Fairbanks and Michael Tracey.

  • canes_pugnaces

    I hate the Wonkette right now (not really), because they have put another name to rattle around in my brainpan, and another person to loath, when there are already so many, nay too many. Why did I need to know the name Cassandra “Fucking” Fairbanks? Why does anyone?

    So sue me.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Just remind yourself that she’ll be forgotten as soon as she’s no longer useful, and that her “name” is probably a case of “make up your porn name from the name of your first pet and the street you grew up on.” (Mine is Ginger Caroline.)

      • NellCote71

        Mine is Choppy Avenue B.

      • ZAmazingProfessionalCrastinatr

        I would be Fluffy Penridge.

      • amrak63

        I would be Purple Elm–though it would take someone with, ahem, unusual tastes to want to see a 54YO dude with a spare tire in a skin flick. ;)

        And where does that rule leave people who grew up on numbered streets?

        • FlownΩver

          Just like their colleagues – fucked.

      • Querolous

        Mine is Brownie Rural Route One.

      • TheBoatDude

        JD Carruth (very porny!)

  • TJ Barke

    Protip, covfefe was just a typo from a dumbass. The end.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Protip: Cassandra Fairbanks is literally on the Kremlin payroll.

    • jesterpunk

      But his dumbass base can never admit their cult leader made a mistake. Look at this list and tell me how many apply to Trump supporters.

      https://www.culteducation.com/warningsigns.html

      Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader.

      Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.

      No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.

      No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.

      Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions.

      There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative or even evil.

      Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances.

      There are records, books, news articles, or television programs that document the abuses of the group/leader.

      Followers feel they can never be “good enough”.

      The group/leader is always right.

      The group/leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or
      receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable
      or credible.

      • So this all ends with them all drinking the Kool-aid?

        Thanks for giving me something to look forward to.

        • FlownΩver

          Does it still come in that special Jonestown flavor? Well OK, then.

          Votes. Almost forgot votes.

        • MassiveQuantitiesofPie

          At this point, it wouldn’t shock me.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Good gawd, that’s frightening. Especially when you substitute “president” for “leader”.

    • I know. Although I was hoping is was a seizure.

      But now they’re trying to make it look like “he meant to do that”?

      Oy gevalt.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    I’m not quite sure a judge is gonna buy a “I did it for the lulz, until someone hurt my fee-fees” argument.

  • efoveks

    Dear $5 Feminist, what we have here is, in the words of BettyR, a “Pure logic Twinkie”.

  • anon_the_great

    She does a nice job of displaying her delightful tatas prominently. So there’s that.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Kremlin honeypot.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Nothing says serious journalist like fake tits.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Does her agitprop on Sputnik “News” help?

    • wait! what?

      It’s a shame they’re uneven, like her views.

      • anon_the_great

        Non-matching breasts might be her only truth

    • Incoming Ham

      It might give one the impression she wants to be told how hot she is, which is a wee bit pathetic.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Too bad the biggest one is on top of her neck.

    • Natalie

      That’s the only positive, sadly. I hate when they use them for evil though.

  • Ezio

    Say it with me…

    WHAT

    A

    SNOWFLAKE

    • efoveks

      We could do this as a wave, with everyone standing up and raising a letter to spell it out. (It’s Sunday, and I’ve had a lot of coffee. Perhaps too much…)

  • FlownΩver

    General teevee consensus (except guess which “news” channel) that Trump’s climate move is the dumbest stunt, both environmentally and economically, anyone has pulled anywhere, ever. The loons supporting it on actual news programming look and sound like they wish they could be portrayed in shadow and profile, with voices electronically altered.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    So, if white supremacists get together and plan to promote a white supremacist agenda by flashing a hand signal to fuck with non-white supremacists, isn’t it, you know, a white supremacist hand signal?

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      No, it’s freedom, and you’re making them cry with your OPPRESSION, because you’re a snowflake who cries easily.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Oh, you have no idea. It took one tweet for Fairbanks to block me.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Ha ha! National Review Online blocked me, and one of the moderators followed me over here to scream “troll” at me, because I had the temerity to ask who was going to pay for all the beautiful babies after abortion was outlawed. Apparently they don’t want to think of the taxes it would take to raise up all the beautiful babies. Love the fetus, fuck the baby!

    • ky ho

      Yep, just like that horrible frog.

    • JMP

      She really doesn’t seem to understand how libel works; she first has to prove the statement was false, which it isn’t.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    It’s always amusing when the ‘all opinions are of equal value’ crowd provide a shining example of why they aren’t.

    • efoveks

      Agreed. Also, by what path of logic did anyone ever arrive at that conclusion?

  • anon_the_great

    Cassandra Fairbanks is a porn name ennit?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      I know, right? I thought the same thing when I figured out she is a conduit for Russian disinformation campaigns and even writes for Sputnik “News”: that’s not her real name is it?

      • Shibusa

        Real name is Peterson. Why aren’t Republican troubled when great “patriots” like this chick are paid to write by Sputnik, which is a propaganda site funded by the Russian government?

        • Because they do not care so long as liberals suffer.
          No. Really.

    • eggsacklywright

      Her real name is Khrystal Rayne.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        She occasionally goes by the name of Pee Jaye Foreplay

  • Greg Comlish

    Ok seriously: she is totally stealing Megan McCain’s patented, trademarked, right-wing, waist-minimizing, thigh-minimizing, overly-contoured, titty-bitch, photo composition.

    That’s the real lawsuit, people.

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/meghan-mccains-cleavage-16503-1255619163-8.jpg
    https://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cassandrafairbanks.jpg

    • I can’t stand country music, but they do have some hot girls in short shorts and boots in their videos.

      It’s cute that right wing hotties serve themselves up the same way.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        She supports whoever Vlad says to support.

      • Greg Comlish

        OMG, did you not read my comments/ have you never been on Tinder? She’s not actually hot. It’s just makeup, photo composition, and stupid Instagram bullshit. She’s just a wannabe sex-symbol who figured out that if she posed with firearms and Ann Coulter books then she could function as a fantasy of right-wing male strokers without having to endure the vicious beauty standards and competition with which most aspiring beauty queens routinely grapple.

        Sometimes men are fucking idiots.

        • You’re taking an obvious cheesecake pic a LOT more seriously than I do, I can assure you.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i feel for it.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    What is wrong with this entire country right now can be summed up by this story: horrible self-promoting idiot foments hatred and division, tries to profit; calls other people snowflakes, then gets butthurt over the tables turning. In fact, you could pretty much substitute “Twitler” for “this twunt right here” and the story would remain the same.

    • Sophie McMillan

      finally – someone else who uses “twunt”. for a while I thought i was the only one( in my sphere)

  • Breaking news….photographic evidence of medaling in the elections has surfaced

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/376d6e76d58ee78b000c8dd0faeec534f145ca00fc5ac483f22e5a0b6c1cc8c2.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      What you do, I see it there.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I can always tell how serious a journalist is, by the amount of cleavage they flash. I KNOW you’re reading this Cassandra, because you’re an attention whore, so my suggestion would be that you concentrate more on your cleavage, and less on your political ideas, because your ideas are dumb.

    • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

      Your ideas are dumb and your tits are crooked. (It says so right there on your shirt.)

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Lulz!

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I honestly don’t think she was ever a Sanders supporter. His campaign attracted a lot of grifty spokesmodel performance artists like Fairbanks, Sameera Khan and Krystal Ball. I guess Katrina Pierson has inspired a new generation.

      • They were only in it to promote the division.
        Full stop.

        • Marceline

          The sad thing is he obviously hasn’t learned from that.

  • FlownΩver

    Looks more like bragging about having an IQ of 30. Or 03 with the left hand.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Really this article needs updating to reflect that she is openly working for the Kremlin.

    It’s not an accident the Kremlin used her to infiltrate both BernieBros and Trump alt-reich goons.

    • Fivedollarfeminist

      She’s off the Russian dole, now works for a new wingnut outfit called Big League Politics.

      • JMP

        “Bigly”, the non-word our fascist President is always saying is “bigly”.

  • jesterpunk

    Sadly, Fairbanks never did paddle that
    dinghy out into the Atlantic. After the Orlando nightclub shooting, she
    decided that terrorism was the problem, and Trump was the solution.

    So she is a less talented Dennis Miller?

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Is it even possible to be less talented than Dennis Miller?

      • Lori

        The available evidence would seem to indicate that it is. Which is more than a little scary.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        See Piscopo, Joe.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Remember when Data tried to learn comedy from Joe Piscopo? The Big E’s computer conjured up Piscopo when Data asked for the comedian most recognized as “funny.” People must have welcomed the nuclear war, if Piscopo was all life had to offer.

          • The Green Bastard

            Who’d he have to Pisco-blow to get THAT mention?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            IKNORIGHT? Gods, what a horrid episode.

          • On the flip side, that episode also had the Whoopi “You’re a droid and I’m a ‘noid” moment.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            And that was the highlight of intellect and comedy for that episode. :)

          • Jamoche

            An awful lot of TNG has faded from my memory. Also I didn’t pay much attention to any of the “Data tries to act more human in a cringeworthy way” episodes. Embrace your diversity, Data! It’s right there in the IDIC!

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Yeah, my ex and I thought that getting Piscopo was the best joke in that episode.

  • This is my shocked face that a so called Bernie supporter turns out to be having fun flashing fake white supremacist signals and then suing when someone calls them out on it.
    It is almost as if the leftist than left was infiltrated by a bunch of shameless fame whores who are only in it for the grift!!!!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      and working for the Kremlin’s Sputnik News.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Bernie did attract a lot of trolls that ditched him and moved to 45.

      Nobody can ever convince me that things wouldn’t be a lot better if Bernie had never run.

      • janecita

        I was a liberal, Bernie supporter that voted for Clinton. These assholes were never liberal, you don’t support Bernie one day, and vote for Trump the next if you are truly a liberal.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          That’s my point. I’m very liberal, I think, and I could never have been moved to vote for 45. I can’t even actually SAY his name anymore.

          I supported Bernie in the primaries. I’m not ashamed of that. After all, nobody knew what was about to happen. Still, when Clinton got the nomination, I went all in. I thought she was the more qualified person for the job all along, it was just complicated. I guess, initially, I was dreading dealing with eight years worth of conservative pundits spitting forth the name “Clinton” with thick vitriol oozing from their thick tongues.

          Got carried away there, sorry. Point is that i have actually never voted for a Republican on any level in my entire life and I sure as hell wasn’t going to start with this one.

          • The Green Bastard

            But you’re saying he also attracted a slew of bandwagoners & rebels w/o a clue who just hated Hillary & so jumped right to Twitler when Bernie was out. Yep yep.

          • janecita

            Exactly! That’s why I get so pissed when people that supported Hillary from the beginning, paint all of Bernie’s supporters with the same broad brush. I’m sorry, but it was a primary, not a coronation, different people ran and the person with the most votes, Hillary, won it. I’m glad that Bernie ran, I’ve always liked him.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I used to like Bernie, but I got pretty pissed at him when he kept hanging around being a gadfly, after it was clear Clinton was going to beat him. I still like his message, but I’m not too fond of him anymore.

        • Sophie McMillan

          this. i have been saying this for months and months.

        • Bobathonic

          Exactly. I expected Clinton to win from the start, but supported Bernie in primary to support his more progressive policies. Once Clinton was the nominee, I was all for her. As anticipated from the get go.

          And especiafuckinglutely no third party crap once Herr Stumpfingers got the nomination.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    She seems nice.

    She also uses the word “elites” way more than a person who voted for the most elite bourgeoisie candidate I have ever seen. It’s like they don’t know they voted for a trust fund baby slumlord turned reality host. *sigh* *bangs head on desk*

    • The irony that she holds a Hillary Cash book while shilling for Trump who actually IS using his office to get rich, is very funny.
      Maybe they ought to harness all the unintentional irony they do and build their wall?

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I literally want to bang my head against a wall over “Clinton Cash” since the Clinton Foundation is very highly rated in charitable circles. The Clintons take their donations, and do good in the world. Meanwhile, in Trumpland, the attorney general of NYC is investigating Trump’s “charity” after shutting it down, but Trump’s idiot supporters could care less.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          it occurred to me yesterday (i’m slow sometimes) that jared managed to lower the price for the saudi arms deal by $100m and the saudi’s gave the trump foundation…$100M.

          Odd, right?

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Are you implying that Trump and Kushner are interested in lining their own pockets? That’s just crazy talk! Everyone knows they’re honest, hardworking people who only care about the little guy (as long as the little guy’s name happens to be Trump).

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            honestly, you gotta think Boeing (or whoever) would be pissed.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        The sardonicism is so think lately, I’ve had to take to using other words to express the causticity

    • wait! what?

      Too be fair, she pronounces it e-lytes and shuns them which explains why she’s so out of balance.

    • JMP

      When these cretins say “elites” they don’t mean actual elites but instead “Jews”.

  • Marceline

    “Fairbanks first rose to prominence as a liberal Sanders supporter….”

    You don’t say.

  • witsended

    Did not understand a word of that article.
    Everybody knows Trolls live under bridges and try to kill each other with big sticks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfgVcvaG1I4

    • Sophie McMillan

      this is so cool. thx for posting

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I don’t like this person.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

    Ima not going to Slut-shame anyone, and if I had her face and her boobs, I’d greatly emphasize the boobs, too.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Thank you!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      When your ideas are stupid, you have to emphasize your cleavage.

      • WeaselPoo

        Cleavage is as cleavage does, I guess?

    • The Green Bastard
    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Her other t-shirt says, “Start staring at my tits”.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        No tits are effective enough to hide her vileness.

      • Boscoe

        Next step is to tattoo a large arrow on her face pointing down to them…

    • Swampgas_Man

      It’s the Anne Coulter approach to political dialogue– if your ideas are stoopid, accentuate whatever physical charms you may have.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Anne Coulter exudes all the physical charm of a shaved, syphilitic rodent with an ill temper and a tattoo of Hitler’s penis on it’s face. But yeah, I get your point.

        • Boscoe

          She’s close enough to hawt for conservative media. …or used to be.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            So you mean daytime hooker hawt? Truckstop Barbie hawt?

    • Natalie

      Trust me you can. I used to work for a very good plastic surgeon and he could build you a pair that even I, a veteran of many a rebuild could hardly tell.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        I’m hoping. I probably can’t even start hormones this year like I had planned, though.

        • Natalie

          I hope everything works out for you.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Thank you. At least I’m safe in my new apartment. That old place was a nightmare of harassment.

          • Natalie

            And the hot neighbor sounded like a plus.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            xD He was indeed.

            Been a dry spell lately, and the news has had me not in the mood also too.

          • Natalie

            I know what you mean we just spent 5 days in the hospital. My hubby had a bad bout of anemia, turned out to be autoimmune but they couldn’t find a blood type match. Scary times.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            ~hugs! I’m sorry. Is he going to be OK?

          • Natalie

            Aww, thanks, yes. They finally took the “least incompatible blood” and it worked. He is on prednisone to supress his antibody response. We go in for a follow-up Tuesday.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            I’ll keep a positive thought for you both. :)

          • Natalie

            Thanks, you are very kind. I promise to do the same for you.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            ~hugs~

          • Natalie

            ~hugs~

  • janecita

    I’m happy to say, that I had no idea who this bimbo was until 2 minutes ago. I’m also happy to report, that I’ll forget this vapid, ignorant grifter, two minutes from now.

    • Ricky Gay

      Who?

      • janecita

        I’ve no idea:-)

        • Boscoe

          Damn it, I NEVER scroll down before commenting… >:(

          • Natalie

            Me either but I’m new here.

    • NellCote71

      I know! That’s the one great thing about getting old.

    • Boscoe

      What? Who are you even talking about? I have no idea. Oh well. ;P

  • JMP

    This does seem to be the next logical step in the right-wing’s campaign to prevent anyone from saying “that’s racist” whenever someone says or does something that is in fact racist, as they keep ironically claiming that their censorship campaign is actually a defense of free speech.

    • Boscoe

      Well, to be fair, promoting everything they do as the opposite of what it is, *IS* their wheelhouse…

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I hardly recognized Richard Spencer without a fist or elbow next to his face.

    • Boscoe

      It’s the douche shades covering up his two black eyes that threw you off…

  • CeeQ

    I really enjoyed that they photo tattooed Mel Gibson with Nazi signs. Best he’s ever looked. Also: truth. He’s a fucking racist shit.

  • Vecchioivan

    Is this the same person who’s always nattering on about Google paying $900 an hour and some other horseshit about a Land Rover?

    • Boscoe

      Oh, so SHE’S the one who figured out the one weird trick to make $6k a day on her computer?

  • Ricky Gay

    She gonna have to try a lot harder to keep up with the Kardashians

    • wait! what?

      Her porn tape will be a series of failed handjobs with just her index finger and thumb.

      • Ricky Gay

        Oh boy, lawsuits is a’comin their sails are in sight!

  • Moebym Reborn

    There was once a site called Regretsy that posted about shitty or bizarre Etsy finds. Some of those sellers were the most butthurt special snowflakes you could imagine.

    Miss Cassandra reminds me of them. And I hope not to be nearly as embarrassing of a human being as her when I am 32.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      God, I miss Regretsy!

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Meanwhile, the National Review Online is getting to the REAL problem with the Trump presidency, which is that leakers aren’t prosecuted:
    “Today, amid Washington’s culture of impunity, there is no such price to be paid. So, why not blab to one’s friends in the media, show them how important you are, and — if you are a Trump-hating, Hillary-loving Obama holdover at the White House, State Department, or CIA, etc. — resist the president of the United States, whose downfall you plot daily? President Trump must lead the charge against these scoundrels. He should deliver a major, nationally televised speech from the Washington Convention Center. He should address as many officials with security clearances as the place can hold. He should remind them, concretely, how these leaks corrode U.S. national security. Trump should announce that the Justice Department and FBI immediately will start identifying these leakers, arresting them, and trying them. If convicted, they will serve years of hard time punching license plates rather than phoning journalists. This zero-tolerance approach to national-security leakers deserves a new slogan: Lock them up!”

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448241/leakers-should-be-prosecuted

    • Ricky Gay

      Now THAT is really sad.weak. !!!

    • NellCote71

      Not going to happen. The Leaker in Chief can’t arrest himself.

    • SayItWithWookies

      When reports of President Trump’s combative discussion with
      Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull emerged in February, they
      reflected poorly on Trump. This may have been what senior officials
      intended when they peddled these secrets. These leakers also sent world
      leaders a simple message: Whatever you tell Trump may be in the papers
      within hours. So, watch your words. Or avoid his calls.

      That’s what he’s getting out of this? The damn message is to the Assmouth administration, and it’s “Don’t let your idiot boss be such an incompetent asshole — especially to our allies that his employees are so stunned that they have to tell someone about it.”

      Unless the message should be, “Hey Reince, when you leak this sort of shit to pump up the base and normal people find his behavior outrageous, it’s always safe to blame the leak on some sort of liberal spy.”

    • WeaselPoo

      He should address as many officials with security clearances as the place can hold. He should remind them, concretely, how these leaks corrode U.S. national security. Trump should announce that the Justice Department and FBI immediately will start identifying these leakers, arresting them, and trying them.

      And how’s that going to work, with all those “Trump-hating, Hillary-loving Obama holdover(s) [still] at the White House, State Department, or CIA, etc.” ?
      “President Trump must lead the charge against these scoundrels”

      BUT HE HAS ‘led the charge’, and then gone golfing and rallying and tweeting bullshit whilst leaving the rest of the straw-man whining and pearl clutching to FOX, Nunes, Spicer and other minions—-because Trump is fucking lazy and clueless.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I think it’s hilarious that Trump never thought he’d actually win the presidency, because he didn’t think America was stupid enough to elect a cheap con man and grifter, and now the stupid, lazy fuck has to pretend to work AND watch his popularity plummet. He really screwed himself.

  • SayItWithWookies

    She claims to be an advocate of the first amendment while suing a journalist for libel, and then claims not to be a troll? Well — points for chutzpah, though immediately deducted because she thinks the world is even stupider than it actually is.

  • MisterShoebox

    I always thought that gesture meant “OK”, honestly. I know it’s an obscene gesture in Brazil, but um…I honestly had no idea it had any affiliation with the White Power movement.

    • SnarkON

      I always thought it was an Illuminati gesture.

      • Fun with Cthulhu

        All gestures are Illuminati gestures.

  • SnarkON

    Shorter Cassandra Fairbanks (whoever the fuck she is): Hi, I’m photogenic and have gigantic tits, so you should totally take my opinion seriously.

    • So, i have both smarts and gigantic tits…i should be a super successful opinion journalist then, right?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      She is a Kremlin disinformation honeypot paid to write propaganda for Sputnik and infiltrate online forums of BernieBros and alt-reich and other splinter groups populated by young men who cannot get laid.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I’m guessing she isn’t on Fox because she doesn’t have the gams for it.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Can’t serve two masters, and Vlad has dibs.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          at first i read that as Vlad has crabs.

          I stand by my reading.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Also she probably doesn’t like having her pussy grabbed, even if she supports the regime that advocates it, much like Gretchen Carlson.

      • Natalie

        Yet, I hear they have a few openings.

    • m3bosha

      They aren’t real. And even for fakes she has to use a push up bra. But Cheeto Man’s fans are shallow, so she found a niche when the “big boobie Bernie chick” didn’t work out.

      Sincerely, a chick with natural 36DDs who’s bras are for containment not false promises.

      • Jo Mathie

        same here – even with a push up bra which makes me look ridiculous mine don’t look like that. Her face doesn’t look natural either. Typical attention whore – liberals are special snowflakes who can’t take criticism, but someone tweeted something vaguely meanish about me wahhhhh!

    • mancityRed6

      yeah, but she has a tattoo, so why is Cernovicky with her?
      (MRAs have a low opinion of women with ink)

    • Natalie

      I can tell you as a former surgical assistant they are definitely aftermarkets.

  • mancityRed6

    Let’s see, Dick Spencer, Milo, Mel Gibson, and Cernogorillalover are all making the same hand sign.
    Is it a racist hand sign? 4 out of 4, so 100% yes.
    Could it be confused with the American standard “OK” hand sign? Notice where the index finger hits the thumb, not tip to tip, it hits further down. Which is exactly where it shows up in all those (now) dead Pepe memes.

  • SadDemInTex
  • eyelashviper

    “Rolodex”..??? I have no elites on my Rolodex, and in fact, the Rolodex went out with the 8 Track player..
    Sad little troll, so in need of attention, maybe she can apply for Spicey’s job.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Her name is Cassandra, is it?

    I don’t believe her.

  • This is like that “Kekistan” flag thing where they intentionally made it
    look like the nazi flag, then laugh at anyone who points it out as if
    they made some kind of joke. “Ha ha, you pointed out we’re imitating Nazis and you got “triggered,” LOL, you took us seriously!”

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Fuckthealtright/comments/63grsq/kek_flag_used_on_rthe_donald_based_on_nazi_war/
    (Best link I could find on short notice) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68d25cf555da121e6a79f056ea83245fdbaac4a4d8a6c661b7335c8a7e6c4394.jpg

  • Ezio

    OT: Bad news in Iowa, the democrat running against Nazi douche Steve King is dropping out.

    https://www.themarysue.com/kim-weaver-iowa-congress-death-threats/

    • BosGrl

      She’s dropping out partly due to death threats. What the absolute fuck.

      • TJ Barke

        But but but… violent leftists…

    • BadKitty904

      Say, I’m old enough to remember the Democrats…

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    On the other hand, imagine a world where a tweet, even a demonstrably true one, could cost you 100K.

    On a related note considering Donald Trump statements to be “Presidential statements” as Glenn Thrush et al. are advocating on the twitter machine seems like it would be in keeping with the notion that our dear leader is speaking directly to the people. Make it harder for press flaks to ignore these ramblings.

    • BosGrl

      Exactly.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Our esteemed “president” commenting on the London Bridge attack:
    “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”

    Yeah, I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t have guns, you fucking idiot, because they would have killed a lot more than 7 people. Look at the Pulse Nightclub massacre – ONE man with a gun killed 50 people, while in London, THREE men killed 7 people. If you could do math, you fucking idiot, you’d know that London was much less deadly than Orlando was. Also, we don’t want to outlaw trucks, you fucking moron, because they have a purpose other than killing people. Nice way to politicize a tragedy though!

    • DainBramage

      They never seem to get that the entire purpose of guns, especially handguns, is to murder people.

      • Jennaratrix

        As efficiently as fucking possible.

      • Viktor DoKaren

        No! They reeally neeed them!! To kill feral pigs… And bears.

        • Bobathonic

          To fend off a tyrannical gummint!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Wait…you mean an AK-47 is NOT useful for hunting rabbits? Damn it!

    • Boscoe

      WHAAAAT? Drumph unwittingly cutting the legs off his own point of view by saying something stoopid? CAN’T BE!!

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        I am SHOCKED, I tell you! This kind of behavior is so unlike him!

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      dRump believed in the “good guy with a gun” voodoo. Guess that explains why he’s never used one himself.

      Still, it’s kinda stupid to comment on an allies’ gun policy. I hope the NRA’s getting it’s money’s worth, god knows sales are down for them right now.

      • BosGrl

        You just sent a shiver down my spine at the thought of Drumpf carrying.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Don’t worry, his hands are too small for him to hold the gun and pull the trigger at the sme time.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          His idiot spawn have guns! Bwahahahahaha.

          • BosGrl

            True. The cowards fancy themselves big game hunters.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I’d like to arm the animals.

  • Suse

    Fucking fucker Scott Pruitt is a fucking liar. He’s on MTP right now and I want to throw my cast iron pot through the teevee.

    • BadKitty904

      Take good care of your cast-iron cookware, Ma. Throw an aluminum pot.

    • Chris

      I changed the channel. Better for personal economy not to have to buy a new TV.

  • Boscoe

    At this rate she could be the next S.E. Cupp.

  • Jennaratrix

    Who has a fucking Rolodex anymore?

    • mancityRed6

      right next to their dial telephone.

      • amrak63

        And their can of cyclamate diet soda.

        • Jennaratrix

          TAB!

        • mancityRed6

          Jenn beat me to it…good god my mom drank the ever loving hell out of that stuff.

          • amrak63

            I’ve read on Wikipedia that in Canada, cyclamates are still legal, but saccharin is banned, so that in Canada, Sweet ‘n Low is cyclamate powder, rather than saccharin powder.

            IIRC, they banned cyclamate on the basis of studies in rats–for which the equivalent dose for a human would have been 120 bottles of Tab per day, or something like that.

          • H0mer0

            I heard that cyclamates were much tastier than its successors.

    • BosGrl

      Herb Tarlek.

      • Jennaratrix

        Heh. Heheheheheh.

      • amrak63

        Booger!

        (Whoops, wrong WKRP character)

      • Boscoe

        Never trust a man who wears white patent leather slip-ons and polyester slacks…

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      No clue. I updated to a Filofax in 1994.

      • Jennaratrix

        That’s about when I got my first PalmPilot.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Doesn’t everyone just store everything on the trust Obamaphone these day anyway?

          • Jennaratrix

            I mean obviously.

        • H0mer0

          I thought that was when only the Newton was available; I think I got my first US Robotics device in 1996 or 1997 which was the palm pilot predecessor if I recall.

          • Jennaratrix

            Yeah, you’re right; I was getting my timeline messed up.

          • H0mer0

            no biggie; I just remember one of my junior residents had a Newton and it seemed way too big to carry in our white coat project and way too clumsy to use at the time. Ever since I broke the screen on my first US robotics device, I’ve been wary of relying on any pocket device too much.

    • BosGrl

      However – one of the items on my to-do list is a spreadsheet of phone numbers and addresses to print out and store because unless they are land lines I memorized before the mid-’90s, I don’t know your number.

    • shastakoala

      I just bought a portable CD player.

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      I do. Because vendors still hand out business cards.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Fucked a Rolodex? Why? What have you heard?

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    She, like most trolls, thinks she’s playing on a whole different level than the rest of us and to a large extent, she’s right. She, her kind are crazy. They’re playing on the abject madness level. It’s less 3-D chess and more playing Gin with a wet deck of cards.

    • mancityRed6

      it’s like playing uno after a bottle of gin and a head full of bad acid

      • TJ Barke

        And random playing cards mixed in.

        • mancityRed6

          “you can’t play a joker on a reverse card!”
          “fine.”
          *throws down “get out of jail free card”*
          “that’s better.”

          • amrak63

            Only works if it’s dark on Tuesday.

          • mancityRed6

            oh, so we’re playing by those rules?

          • Jon Sussex

            Calvinball.

    • Boscoe

      She just had the epiphany that T&A works better to advance a “journalist” career when you operate in conservative circles. But she better watch out, I hear Michelle Malkin is a real Mean Girl and might not let her into the club…

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Not to mention a lot of the girls left the club when they realized Roger Ailes would be grabbing them by the pussy. It’s fine to support a misogynist and sexist regime, but not so fine when you’re the one who has to deal with it personally.

      • Chris

        Oh please! There is no definitive proof that Michelle Malkin is actual a human being. Is she even still a thing?

  • Chris

    Thomas Jefferson an outsider? If this isn’t a cry for intensive investment in Public School Civics I don’t know what is.
    Thomas Jefferson, outsider? Principal writer of the Declaration of Independence, first Secretary of State, Second VP, Third President. I’d be curious just exactly what her definition of an insider would be.

    • BosGrl

      They read out-of-context quotes by the Founders, fictionalized bios, and they think they know what they’re talking about.

    • amrak63

      King George III.

      Deep down, your dedicated USAmerican “conservative” (reactionary, that is) thinks the wrong side won the Revolutionary War. And the Civil War. And WW2.

    • Christopher Story

      Elitists!

    • SayItWithWookies

      The Man was keeping them down — until a ragtag band of plucky slaveowners and rich businessmen stood up and spoke truth to power.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        The plucky slaveowners and rich businessmen didn’t like taxes (allegedly without representation, but whatevs). Sigh…some things never change.

  • mancityRed6

    OT: finally some thunder…maybe it will rain now

    • BosGrl

      Thunder only happens when it’s raining…

      • amrak63

        Players only love you when they’re playing…

        • mancityRed6

          thank you both for that earworm

        • ichthyopteryx

          I still have a crush on Andrea after all these years.

      • TJ Barke

        Are you sure?

      • Or snowing. Or when it’s too fucking humid

      • Chris

        Love me some Fleetwood Mac but meteorologically incorrect as any Floridian would tell you if they weren’t hiding in the hallway going “oh crap, not this shit again”.

  • BadKitty904

    The whiter the snowflake…

    • ichthyopteryx

      Needs to melt already.

    • shastakoala

      The pastier the brain.

    • MyLovelyNose

      Except she’s nowhere near as Aryan as she tries to present.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      The more yellow it turns when you pee on it?

  • Riggsveda

    She’s been so much fun on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/Riggsveda/status/870801362866638848

    • yyyaz

      Lervs me some Cass Peterson.

    • mancityRed6

      fuck the lawn, I’ve never seen a tornado…I’d be looking for sure.

        • mancityRed6

          and it is pretty badass, I’m just saying I’d be more “cool! lookit that!” because even though I live in Kansas I’ve never seen on live.

          • Steve Cole

            Really? I am from Oklahoma and I have seen plenty. Unless it was headed my way, or producing hail I probably not stop mowing lawn either.

          • mancityRed6

            Except for three years being north of Detroit, then Knoxville, and Wales, all 40 years of my life spent in Nevada, MO; Joplin, MO, Lawrence, KS, and Olathe/Overland Park, KS. Never saw a one.
            Even straight line winds happened out of my zone.
            I think, if there is a god (Zeus?), it might feel a little guilty about hitting my house with the lightning bolt back in ’81.

      • amrak63

        (assuming this is not a product of Photoshop) Maybe the dude can’t hear the roar of the tornado over the roar of the lawn mower?

    • snark-lurker

      Grace in the face of danger?

    • TheGrandWazoo2
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Yeah, but you still have Greg and Mitch from ASAPScience so that forgives a lot!

    • MizzMazz

      Cuz he knew he’d get in big trouble if the lawn wasn’t done. Been there, faced that.

      • H0mer0

        You aren’t kidding

    • Paul

      He should be OK behind that fence, eh?

  • BMW

    Jeez…just how many of these nuts are there?

    *looks at Trump voter totals*

    Oh.

  • BadKitty904

    Those roots certainly don’t look very Aryan…

  • Carpe Vagenda
  • Nounverb911
    • BosGrl

      Will this buy me a pizza at the Zimbabwe Domino’s?

      • DainBramage

        No, according to Google, that’s worth about $5.

        • ichthyopteryx

          …and it’s been demonetized, also too.

          • Bitter Scribe

            Yeah, I think they only have value now as novelty items.

            It’s funny for us. Not so funny for the people who have to put up with that bastard tyrant Mugabe.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Zimbabwe? Are you sure you didn’t get that from a Nigerian prince?

  • BadKitty904

    Though this has been posted on Wonkette a jillion times – once more, with feeling…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/631c532b3dad5697e3e32d41f1b948818ce63a1ecd9a0041f564966a9ea6b165.png

    • BosGrl

      Bears repeating as often as necessary.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    “They see the First Amendment as a sword, not a shield…”

    Actually, it’s both, as demonstrated by the fact that you are using it to sue someone, you stupid heffer.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Also, if you don’t like using the First Amendment as a sword, have a talk with your precious fucking religious groups who want to deny gay folks wedding cakes and sluts their slut pills.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Well, in all fairness, in order to make a “gay wedding cake” you must use eggs from lesbian hens. And those are really hard to find these days.

        • ariel_gee_398

          And it is increasingly difficult to find free-range sluts to make into slut pills. You make a valid point.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            ORGANIC free-range sluts, my comrade!

    • WeaselPoo

      And for the umpteenth time, the First Amendment provides freedom of expression by denying GOVERNMENTAL OBJECTIONS to that which is being expressed. IT DOES NOT APPLY to one individual telling another individual that they are full of shit.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Listening to Sean Spicer and reading this story elicit the same facial reactions.
    https://twitter.com/vicenews/status/871010358051323905

    • TJ Barke

      It’s basically “The fuck?” over and over again.

      • mancityRed6

        it’s the face people make when you stick your finger up your butt and then ask them to smell it…or so I’ve been told.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      lol

    • mailman27

      Say no more.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    So there’s apparently some hullabaloo, reported by the post, that the retweeting of the Drudge post by the president was somehow “prescient” because some of what Drudge cobbled together using his idiot fingers “turned out” to be kind of right.

    Okay, do they not know how reporting works? You don’t just throw turds at the wall and get praise for when one actually sticks. I could make up shit until the cows come home and get something right at least once. I am married, after all.

    It was wildly inappropriate for the president to retweet something so unverified that it made NBC news state the following:

    Pres. Trump has used Twitter to share news report on London incident.

    We aren’t relaying president’s retweet, as the info is unconfirmed.

    — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2017

    I mean, seriously?

    • SayItWithWookies

      It’s not Assmouth’s fault if he doesn’t know the difference between reality and kneejerk right-wing propaganda. Oh wait — it is.

      • mancityRed6

        it’s the fault of whomever printed off the story. you know he doesn’t internet well outside of…oh, wait, including tweeter.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “With Bill O’Reilly gone from Fox News, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow show is poised to be the top-rated program on cable news, and this new reality is massively bumming out conservatives.

    Matt Drudge tweeted the reality of the Trump world in which conservatives now live:

    Macron. Flying cars. Maddow #1 in TV news. Welcome to hell.

    — MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 24, 2017
    Less than 100 days into Trump’s time in office, conservatives never expected that Republicans would fail to repeal Obamacare, Trump has zero major legislative accomplishments, the president would have the lowest first 100-day approval rating in history, and Bill O’Reilly would be kicked off of Fox News and banished to podcasting Siberia.

    Liberals and Democrats couldn’t have imagined Trump’s first 100 days going much better for them. Special elections in deep red districts in Kansas and Georgia revealed that the left is energized, and Democratic momentum is real. Obamacare has gained popularity since Trump won, and Rachel Maddow has been consistently beating Fox News while MSNBC challenges for primetime cable news ratings supremacy.

    Matt Drudge should be depressed, and with O’Reilly gone, it seems like it will only be a matter of time until Maddow becomes the top-rated host on cable news.
    Republicans are facing what could be a brutal 2018 midterm election, so things aren’t likely to get better anytime soon. While being out of power is never a good thing, a path back to power is becoming visible to Democrats.

    The shift in ratings between Fox News and MSNBC indirectly represents many of the swings going on in the country. Democrats and the left have the energy and momentum, and example of this is the surge that will make Rachel Maddow number one.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/24/rachel-maddow-poised-1-cable-news-conservatives-bummed.html

    • mancityRed6

      is anyone else really creeped out–like majorly creeped out–when someone talks about themselves in the third person?

      • Ezio

        Ezio always assumed that people who talk in the third person were just copying that Seinfeld episode. Ezio liked Seinfeld.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Vagenda and Pee-ara don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        You’ve opened a wormhole!

      • Ezio

        If you can’t trust Hulk, who can you trust?

      • mancityRed6

        *sees replies*
        *gets up, refills drink*

      • William

        It’s really been going on for quite some time. https://youtu.be/LSwz4m6GQZI

      • Sakonyachen

        I never get creeped out. I’m too busy reminding myself that rational people don’t beat people to a pulpy gelatin no matter how big of a douche bag they are.

        • mancityRed6

          “mancity holds himself back, puts his keys back into his pocket and walks away.”
          crap, now I’m doing it too.

    • WeaselPoo

      Trump’s first London attack related tweet was straight from Drudge.
      If Trump see’s the above from Drudge, I’d expect him to react with a FAKE NEWS! tweet.
      Which would be interesting, becuase frequent actually fake news purveyor Drudge is actually reporting facts and cogent analysis in this instance.

    • Ezio

      Right wingers: Silly progressives, there is no such thing as a racist, sexist system of discrimination! Get over it!

      Also right wingers: There is a massive conspiracy for flying cars to release chemtrails and poison all Trump supporters this is not a drill the liberals and Soros are behind it all! CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!!

    • mancityRed6

      the pendulum swings, stops, and then swings in the other direction. it never swings all the way around and it can never keep going in one direction forever.
      bless my 8th grade science teacher, Mrs. Guthrie, for teaching us this in a sing song, I haven’t forgotten it in nearly 30 years:
      “once and object is set in motion it will remain in motion until something acts upon it to change that motion”
      it just so happens that the election of tRump had a severe effect on the motion.

    • William
    • JMP

      Sadly that doesn’t stop Andy Lack from running away from the source MSNBC’s success and continuing to try and turn it into Fox Lite.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I refuse to watch MSNBC. I watch CNN, where I STILL have to look at Rick Santorum’s god damned face. So much for “the liberal media.”

    • mailman27

      Opinion which is anchored by thoroughly researched analysis of the news would take over the #1 spot? It’s an outrage!!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I don’t even want to live in this country anymore! If I can’t get my news from college dropout Glenn Beck, I just give up.

  • Jamoche

    Gosh, I wonder why Slacktivist Fred decided to pick Judith and Holofernes for his Sunday post? http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2017/06/04/sunday-favorites-226/

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Maybe if her and Megyn McCain they can create a nice pair of boobs and two sets of breasts.

    • phoenix00

      it’s clear they don’t have half a brain and barely 1/3 of a heart between the two.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Anti-Climate Paris Withdrawal Backfires On Trump As His Approval Rating Plunges To 36%
    By Jason Easley on Sun, Jun 4th, 2017 at 2:23 pm
    “Trump keeps finding new ways to make himself less popular. His latest move of with withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Accord has sent his approval rating tumbling to a new low of 36%.Trump’s approval rating has dropped six points in the last six days from 41%-36%, while his disapproval rating has grown by five points from 53% to 58%. It is not a coincidence that the President’s approval rating started to plunge as soon as he returned home from his first overseas trip.

    The President’s numbers have been on a steady decline since he announced the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Climate Accord on Thursday. The American people aren’t buying the White House’s excuse that the deal was bad for the US economically, and viscerally, they don’t like the idea of the US withdrawing from the rest of the world and not leading.

    Trump’s approval rating has reached the red zone where it is clear that he is losing some Republicans and Independents who voted for him.

    With the unpopular health care bill following him around like a shadow and the Russia scandal acting as his constant companion, the last thing this president needed was an unpopular agenda, but that’s exactly what he’s got.

    Climate change may not be the most important issue on the priority list of voters, but that doesn’t mean that they want to see the US break from the rest of the world and lead from behind.

    An overwhelming majority of Americans are rejecting the presidency of Donald Trump.”

    …and people say God is dead!

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      God? Actually, it’s Hope that I am worried about.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      They don’t call it the body politic for nothing. The body is rejecting the cancerous invader.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I keep asking myself “how could anyone have been stupid enough to vote for this clown?” Then I realize for years Republicans have been pushing the idea that “politicians are bad, and people with no experience will shake things up in DC.” Ayup, Trump has certainly shaken things up.

        • mancityRed6

          meanwhile, the Republicans who have held the office for a long time keep getting elected.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I used to love when Ron Paul called himself an outsider. Right, he’d been a congressman for 30 years.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          It’s an all out attack on the nature of expertise. In almost every area, fringe right-wingers are attacking experts. Doctors, scientists, scholars, politicians. Experts.

          Simply being an expert makes you guilty of something to them.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I love when Mary Matalin and Liz Cheney call Paul Krugman “professor” with such disdain. They’ll be expounding on their idiotic economic ideas and he’ll just say “bitch, please.” Well, technically that’s not what he says, but you can tell it’s what he’s thinking.

          • Chris

            Except of course where their automobiles are concerned. For some reason the same people who hate experts in every other field want their mechanic to be top notch.

          • Claire

            And smug. It means you’re smug and being awful and mean by being intelligent in public where they might see you and feel bad about themselves.

            I literally had a friend make this argument to me not long after the election. We haven’t spoken since.

          • mailman27

            See: Pol Pot. Josef Stalin. Maximilian Robespierre. Chairman Mao.

        • C4TWOMAN

          This infected your brain no matter what your politics. I only started questioning it when people on the left gave some push back–oh yeah, we want to reward expertise.

          Another reason it gets hold is people think it’s the ONLY way to get rid of corrupt politicians. That’s rubbish. If there is evidence of corruption, you just remove/recall their ass.

          Understandably, that isn’t a message the radical right wants spread about….

        • Chris

          This is something that I’ve wondered about. Why do we celebrate the idea that an inexperienced/incompetent neophyte is what we need running our country? I don’t know about anyone else but I want a professionals doing what I need them to do. Who really wants someone with known ability working on their car, heart? Why would I expect less from those I entrust my country to?

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Right. The same people complaining about Obama’s lack of experience voted for Trump. Obama was a constitutional law scholar, who’d been a community organizer and a congressman. Trump inherited a shit ton of money, and became a reality TV star. Gee, one of these is not like the other.

        • redblack

          they conflated politicians and government long ago. now they’re synonymous in RWNJs’ feeble minds.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            EVERY Republican I know either works for the government, or collects a check from the evil government.

  • ken_kukec

    “Sadly, Fairbanks never did paddle that dinghy out into the Atlantic.”

    So not only did the nitwit want to row to the antipodes, she wanted to take the long route?

  • GreyWolfSC

    Counter-sue because stupid. Kek belongs in toilet it came from.

  • Wookie Monster

    They see the First Amendment as a sword, not a shield; they view the First Amendment as only protecting those with elites on their rolodex, and view the First Amendment as a wholly owned property of elite-backed journalists to smear and slime their adversaries at will with libels and defamation. In fact, the First Amendment’s foundations rest on the cornerstones of independent, outsider writers, scribes, advocates and journalists from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson, almost always resisted by the establishment courtiers of, and courtesans to the truth-corrupted powers of their day.

    Are alt right trolls required to take a class in how to cram as many buzzwords into a sentence as humanly possible?

    • ariel_gee_398

      I think they just hand out a Mad-Libs book.

    • Rick Hill

      The mra’s must have written a handbook. I mean, if your argument is top notch(sic) then it means you win, no?

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      We really need to discuss civic literacy before we go full-on Yangs and Kohms around here…

    • mancityRed6

      it confuses those who, by being on your website, already agree with whatever you say.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      They had one of those classes at TrumpU. These people audited that class.

      • Chris

        No audit, no audit, you’re the audit. No audit allowed at TrumpU – no money paid.

    • Sy Clops

      It would be nice if any two words of those sentences made sense taken together, too.

      • Wookie Monster

        If it made sense, her followers wouldn’t think it must be profound.

      • Rick Hill

        Some people took the “baffle ’em with bs” bit just a bit too far

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          “How can they see with sequins in their eyes.”

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I was going to find two words that made sense together, but staring at that text gave me a splitting headache. It’s the worst 3D art piece I’ve ever seen.

        It’s a schooner. I see that now.

    • mailman27

      Buzzwords are a shield against the sword of the elites, and what’s more… Hey, wait a second, “billionaires” like Trump aren’t the elite? Cuz if they are, none of this long-form nincompoopery makes any sense at all!

  • Rick Hill

    Critical thinking ain’t’ what it used to be.
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/ajXp41G_700b.jpg

  • ken_kukec

    A “white power” symbol? No wonder Rodney got no respect:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd37uQZJpwQ

    • BosGrl

      Drumpf does that all the time. Is he aware that it’s a white power sign?

      • Sy Clops

        The words Drumpf and “aware” are seldom used together.

      • jaspersdad

        Trump is the definition of unaware.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m gonna say it’s where the fingertips are. It’s different on the Pepe hand sign.
      Like this:
      https://www.languagetrainers.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/v_churchillboth.jpg
      the right one is either “peace” or “v for victory”
      the left one is a big middle finger in the UK.

      • Teecha

        Yeh, Churchill used to do both. V for victory and Up Yours to the jerries.

        • mancityRed6

          the story I always heard dated back to wars with France. there was a bounty on the two draw fingers of any archer (so they couldn’t fight), and so the 2 fingers was born to show they still had them. no idea if it’s true or not, but
          https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/comicstrippresents/images/a/a8/Vyvyan-fuckoff.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101027224054

          • Teecha

            Sadly debunked. But it’s a great story.

          • mancityRed6

            those damn lying Brits told me that!

          • Teecha

            The version I heard was that it was the welsh who stuck 2 fingers up at the French as they were the longbow archers.

          • mancityRed6

            that’s probably closer since the Brits sold out their other work to whomever could do it
            the Welsh, Scottish, or the Irish.
            I do know for a fact that the Welsh were the craziest of the bunch, and still are.

          • Teecha

            The English didn’t really contract out so much as colonise and force others…

            I’d disagree with your assessment of the Welsh- they’re muted and softened by (constant) rain, whereas the Scots are hardened and made fierce by their environment.

          • mancityRed6

            go to a few local pubs in Anglesy and speak English and then get back to me on that.

          • mancityRed6

            and, yeah, when I was in Penrhyn Bay, we didn’t go out to the pubs much for the simple fact as there were a helluva lot of glassings going on. and fighting. the Welsh might be sheepshaggers just the same as the New Zealanders, but they are rough and ready.

          • mailman27

            Who debunked it? (Seriously. I was given to understand this was a thing!)

      • C4TWOMAN

        It’s a bit of a let down in the States to give someone the UK bird and they think, “That’s a peace sign, right?”

        • mancityRed6

          keeps me from getting in trouble with the 1 finger salute. I know what it means

          • C4TWOMAN

            Yeh, I play it that way sometimes too.
            Confuse an asshole: give em two fingers and let them wonder…

          • mancityRed6

            I did that on a motorway once, I didn’t think it was real. The guy I did it to cut in front of me so that I had to brake and woke my wife up.
            Yeah, it’s real. And it’s my go to for most anything.

      • amrak63
        • mancityRed6

          fuuuuck, I did laugh at that. thank you.

          • amrak63

            You’re welcome. Hitler even looks like “Scheisse! I picked the wrong one!”.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        isn’t the one on the left how britishes tell you to fuck off – like an imperial middle finger?

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    The ACLU pounced after Trump screwed up and destroyed his own administration’s argument that the Muslim ban is not a ban.

    Trump tweeted:

    The ACLU tweeted after Trump admitted that his executive order is a ban:

    Here is how badly Trump screwed up. Last Sunday, his own Homeland Security Secretary went on national television and argued that there was no travel ban,
    “The fact is that in those countries, we have very little ability to
    actually verify, vet the people that are coming out of those countries.
    So, what the president and it’s not a travel ban, remember. It’s the
    travel pause. What the president said, for 90 days, we were going to
    pause in terms of people from those countries coming to the United
    States that would give me time to look at additional vetting to see –”

    Trump has once again been allowed to tweet without adult supervision,
    and the outcome is that he destroyed his administration’s legal
    argument with a tweet that will definitely be used against him if the
    Supreme Court ever hears the full case on the constitutionality of
    Trump’s executive order.

    Because he was allowed to tweet without adult supervision, Trump may have destroyed his Muslim ban.

    Of course he did. 45 is not going through anything he didn’t directly cause himself. The cause of death for this presidency will ultimately be “death by a thousand self inflicted cuts” and the epitaph will be written in Cyrillic.
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/03/trump-screws-admits-executive-order-muslim-ban.html

    • SayItWithWookies

      In addition, the ban is supposed to be for 90 days so the Assmouth administration can figure out how to properly verify the identities and histories and other claims of refugees from the six countries. Well, it’s been at least 90 days since the original ban was promulgated, hasn’t it? So even without the ban, they should still have been working on their vetting strategy. So how’s that going? Any progress? Got a team working real hard on it? Hello?!

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Can’t hear you. Have to push that “CNN IS ISIS” meme and get another 18 holes in.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Same team that had “big news” about Obama’s birth certificate. Same team investigating the “tapped wires”.

        The team is bullshit, is what I’m oh-so-subtly hinting at.

      • Chris

        How dare you drag rationality into the conversation.

      • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

        It disappeared down the same hole as his secret plan to defeat ISIS. We haven’t heard a peep about that either. He is never accountable.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Just wait, Mexico is going to pay for that wall. That wall that gets put up after he turns this country into a penal colony.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          also too his “investigation” into the election.

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            And his demand for an investigation that Obama spied on him. My goodness, he is all talk and no action!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            well, apparently he’s got Nunes chasing that red herring, but ya know…

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            I didn’t know that. Nunes doesn’t strike me as particularly competent or believable.

      • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

        It’s on hold while they wait out the 30 days for the Generals to come up with their plan for defeating ISIS.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Da!

    • aktlib101

      The guy is not only a sociopath, he is also dumb. Like a doorknob dumb. Bag of hammers kind of dumb. And his spawn too, also. Just watch him/them talk.

    • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

      His crimes have already been committed. Mueller, et. al., will get to the bottom of this. Politically, he’s a dead man walking, which is what they ought to shout every time he steps to the podium instead of playing “Hail to the Chief.”

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      don’t forget, he did this just a day or two AFTER his DOJ asked SCOTUS to review the lower court decisions.

      Yup, brilliant guy he is.

  • ariel_gee_398

    Emma should offer a hot oil hair treatment in settlement of any and all of Cassandra’s claims.

    • Chris

      Not the worst idea proffered.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      She pays someone to make her hair that colour?

      • mancityRed6

        pays them or threatens to show them her boobs, whatever works.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    This bimbo, whose name I have already forgotten, is not even interesting or trashy enough to shill a line of faux celebrity sunglasses. But she’s trying real hard, bless her heart.

    • Chris

      Isn’t she that girl/boy on YouTube crying mascara tears?

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Meanwhile, across the pond May is advocating for regulation of internet speech. https://twitter.com/cnn/status/871441435614224384

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Fool.

    • jaspersdad
    • Yr. Gma

      Stifling free speech has always worked before, no?

      • Teecha

        We don’t have the same historical national ideas about free speech in Britain.

        The tories have never been supporters of the concept.

    • It was already part of their manifesto :+(

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      I really don’t see how the internet can actually be regulated to that end anymore. Too many moving parts. Even totalitarian nations have cracks in their security that lets outside news in.

      You can’t give the world a voice and then take it away. People get stabby about that.

      • Rick Hill

        It won’t stop terrists, just the opposing voices they do not approve of

    • Rick Hill

      You get what you voted for, people.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Were that this was true.

        • Rick Hill

          Voted for brexit…

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            I meant the phrase as a whole. I wish I’d gotten what I voted for.

    • aktlib101

      I tend to agree with her and propose to go a bold step further: let’s close the internet. Completely. No more Google and shit. Up yours, China and N. Korea ! Let’s all go back to rotary phones and phone booths on the streets, people, they worked fine, didn’t they? Oh, and don’t forget to vote May and Trump forever.

      • mancityRed6

        granted, it would do wonders for my figure since I wouldn’t be out on my patio, online, with a beer in hand. but
        http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/129/577/How+About+No.jpg
        how could I find this pic otherwise? or even tell you about it?

      • phoenix00

        but… but… where would the Wonkette rabble-rousers go to not-comment and share dick jokes?

    • Marceline

      I’ll be honest, after seeing all the disinformation during the election, I’m open to some regulation. The problem is that it’s impossible.

      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        I would settle for an actual system of reporting disinformation for removal. I have no idea how that would work, that’s not in my pay grade.

        • Marceline

          Yep. that’s what I mean by regulating. I’m not looking for the creation of thought police but I’m willing to look at ways of getting rid of Twitter bots, making it easier to report disinfo, better laws around online stalking and harassment, etc… I don’t want to go after ideas, I want to find a way to limit behavior that has been proven to be detrimental. Disinfo is the reason that some crackpot shot up Comet pizza and Seth Rich’s have been forced to beg for decency.

          We won’t survive as a country or a species if we don’t find a way to combat –
          and more importantly – prevent this shit.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Agreed 100%

      • MizzMazz

        Exactly. who is going to be doing the regulating, and what are their motivations? Better to leave the garbage out there, and teach people how to think critically.

    • Bobathonic

      How Kim Jong Ish of her.

  • Juan de Fuca

    There are still people out there who refuse to let go of that stupid finger hole game from high school?

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      It will never die.

    • William
      • Chris

        “Make me wear the same thing as my sister will you?”

      • The Librarian

        Which is the good girl and which is the trouble maker?

      • MizzMazz

        I love the little girl on the right, “I told her to do that!” and Santa is like, “I don’t get paid enough for this shit.”

      • Bobathonic

        When my son was in about 1st grade, he stood at the front of his class and stuck out his middle finger, imploring everyone, “Look at it! Look at it!”.
        The teacher was mortified. Mom was called, and had to go see why he was in the principal’s office.
        Son didn’t understand the commotion. He was showing everyone the wee injury on his fingertip. Why the freakout?

        • ichthyopteryx

          When I was taking care of this little boy, I had him watch a video of nursery rhymes. One of the songs that came up was “Where is Thumbkin”, and the video had the performer stick her thumb out at “Here I am!”, and so forth. When it was the middle finger’s turn, the boy, bless him, turned to me and asked “why did she show all her fingers?”

        • William

          It’s so unfair how these things get so misunderstood. https://youtu.be/4dsgQb3jkk4

      • tomamitai

        I can’t tell if the text in the starburst watermark thingy in the lower right corner is Cyrillic or Greek.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Dear God, I don’t ask you for much, since I don’t believe in you, but please grant me one wish – let the Republicans devolve in to a pack of rabid dogs who devour one another. Let the open racists fight the tax cutter “intellectuals” to the death. Let Trump’s regime be the last of my lifetime. Thank you, V & P

  • Sakonyachen

    She may just need the money to cover the cost of all those plastic parts she put on her body.

    • mancityRed6

      the last I heard, they have to be removed or replaced every ten years. I could be wrong.

      • MizzMazz

        They should, but often aren’t and the result is not pretty.

        • mancityRed6

          so that’s why a lot of the porn stars have a shelf life

          • MizzMazz

            Hey, you’re not a ten anymore when you hit 30. Something like that.

          • mancityRed6

            *remembers what I’ve seen lately*
            they are hitting the gym hard, it does make the saline stand out like a sore thumb, but a lot of the 30 and even 40+ age group have better abs than I do.
            not saying I would and not saying I wouldn’t, just saying they put in a lot of work now

          • MizzMazz

            I worked hard for a good body (periodically) in my late 30’s early 40’s, lots of weights, cardio, eating right, supplements, all that, and enjoyed it. Now I have serious arthritis in my joints for my efforts. It is very hard work, but at some point I just wanted to get old and be okay with it. I still have my abs though, and I love them so much I protect them with a layer of fat. ;)

          • mancityRed6

            I’m starting, again. The only times I’ve ever had a “good” body was when I didn’t have internet, or the two jobs where I worked my ass off (one heavy lifting and the other warm temps of around 95F). I can’t remember what I looked like, I just remember clothes fitting better.
            I have a lot of work to do.

          • MizzMazz

            I was loading UPS trucks and working out. Once I got rid of the fat, I was amazed at what was underneath. also, a lot of walking outside, and gym. Once the arthritis set in (along with the menopause), it didn’t seem to matter what I did. Good luck to you, though, I know you can do it.

          • mancityRed6

            I already know I’ll get the former, and I know–hope–I won’t get the latter, what with the penis and all. I just know I slept better and fit my clothes better. How I look? I don’t care, I just don’t want to buy new clothes.

          • mancityRed6

            my knuckles now:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXJVALn5ZGs
            (volume up)
            and that’s kind of what my toes, ankles and knees sound like walking across linoleum.

          • MizzMazz

            Yup, mine too, and it feels like there’s sand in there. Actually, left knee has nothing in there except bone. Sucks, don’t it.

          • mancityRed6

            it hurt and made popping noises when I was 16, let alone 43.
            it’s been good for awhile now, I hate to wake it up, but…oh well
            Imma end this life walking or limping, one of the two.

          • mancityRed6

            I just don’t wanna
            my knees are better than they ever have been.
            I just pray that my death takes me before my driving ability. That’s all.

          • MizzMazz

            We’ll just do the best we can with what we have. Good luck.

    • aktlib101

      Sugar daddy to the rescue? I am sure Uday and Qusay are single and willing. A little dumb but brains are overrated

  • Mr. Blobfish

    If people would put this much time and effort into something constructive instead of Twitter, the world would be a better place.

  • aktlib101

    Mel Gibson, a religious, white-power wingnut? Who knew?

  • amindofitsown

    So, Bernie sis turns Deplorable because terrorism only recently started happening in the last 2 years…mocks faux outrage about hand gesture *that was started by fellow Keks* to mock libruhl snowflake sensitivities…turns Snowflake herself when she decides to sue a reporter for something the reporter never actually claimed. Ay, covfefe…

    • phoenix00

      Something tells me she was a Nazi all along.

  • cafiene

    If she shoved her boobs up any higher, she’d have a triple chin. No, this comment has nothing to do with story, it’s as relevant as she is.

  • The Librarian

    So, alt-right female troll hangs with alt-right male troll, makes semi well known hand gesture on several occasions, gets called out on said gesture, so sues for libel/defamation even though reporter never actually said words about alt-right female, just the gesture. Alt-right female should be suing her hand.

    • amindofitsown

      Personal responsibility is a talking point, not something we actually practice ourselves

  • Jenny

    The world was a better place when people only used the internet for masturbation.

    • Shanzgood

      That’s kind of what she’s doing, though.

      • snark-lurker

        Well well well… : )

        • Shanzgood

          What!

          • snark-lurker

            I think you know what.

          • Shanzgood

            Noooo….not really.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        So if we all chip in and buy her some dildos, she’ll go away?

        • lastroth

          Can we just regift the ones sent to the Bundy Boys at Malheur?

        • natoslug

          I’ll chip in for a wasp nest. She’s enough of a dildo on her own for me to be willing to send her any new ones.
          https://nypost.com/2017/06/01/doctors-warns-women-against-putting-wasp-nests-in-their-vaginas/

          • amrak63

            Oh come on, that story must be a hoax, amirite?

            I mean, what woman could be stupid enough to put a wasp nest up her hoo-hah…

            *looks at number of women who voted for Donald Covfefe*

            …oh, maybe it is real.

        • Covfefe

          Let’s chip and and buy her a rowboat and a couple of oars.

  • Rick Hill

    So…Teddy came out and condemned Kathy Griffin but said his own comments were metaphor. This. Right here. Not even the balls to stand up and say what he meant was what he meant. This is the “strength” of the right wingers, the ones who call Wonkette cowardly for deleting trolls.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Okay, so if I said, for example, I was going to violate the Nuge with a chainsaw on Thursday at 6:15 PM, that would be a “metaphor” too?

    • OrG

      Poopy pants draft dodger says what?

      • mailman27

        His military apparel is a metaphor for the military service he dodged.

    • Canis Greyhame

      Oh yes, the complex metaphors of Theodore Nugent, poet laureate.

  • amrak63

    Hard-Left goofball becomes hard-Right goofball.

    In case anyone here hasn’t yet heard of the Horseshoe Theory

    • amrak63

      The classic example of this is the brief period of cooperation between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, until Shmoe Stalin woke up the morning of June 22, 1941, with Adolf’s “friendship” buried between his shoulder blades.

      • Bobathonic

        Do you think he was shocked, shocked, to find NAZIs in his territory?

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    It’s all bottle blondes and cleavage. Bottle blondes and cleavage as far as the eye can see. The rightwingosphere is nothing but that. It’s like the route 66 of bad dye jobs

  • Lyly Sirivong

    That MAGA pic is classy.

    • snark-lurker

      mebbee all her brain cell moved down into her boobs

    • BosGrl

      Klassy with a “k”.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Or three…

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      That’s what you’d expect from a personals ad with “classy” as a keyword.

      Or so I hear.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      She’s got a vacant look about her.

  • aktlib101

    Brits are having second thoughts:
    (a commenter, to a Guardian story)
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/04/hung-parliament-can-halt-brexit-disaster
    “Brexit is the most important single development in British foreign policy since declaring war on Germany in 1939. It is also arguably the worst unforced error ever in British history, so debate on its precise nature should naturally be the main topic of the election. Every aspect of life in the country – trade, industry, finance, welfare, health, education, defence, immigration – will be affected or transformed by it. (Patrick Cockburn, 02 June, extract 1/3)”

    • aktlib101

      On a related topic, was Trump election a “forced” or “unforced” error on our part?

      • phoenix00

        Unforced.

      • Claire

        The Trump election was a forced error. Trumpism was an unforced one.

      • Querolous

        Hit by a pitch from a conman.

  • Kakkeltje

    Trump’s Support Drops in Military Communities

    Maybe they don’t entirely trust a CinC who blabs to random dictators where the nuclear submarines are?

    • Miles Monroe

      … or sends them off to die in botched missions, then passes the blame to their commanders, yet still exploits their death and their loved ones’ grief–really classy move, that–for a media spectacle?

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “Who exactly is running the White House?

    As President Trump and his coterie departed on their first foreign trip, a plethora of conservative and liberal political leaders, pundits and citizens were asking themselves this simple question. And who can blame them? In the wake of the myriad missteps emanating from the White House daily, many are beginning to worry that this presidency is in danger of being in serious peril.

    The events of the last two weeks alone, from the firing of FBI Director James Comey to the revelations that Trump may have revealed classified information to the Russians, are strong indicators that the administration is struggling with the basics of governing and a president who is overwhelmed by the responsibilities of his position. But what’s been more distressing to watch than Trump’s perfunctory behavior has been his lack of self-awareness about how his actions affect his own team.

    The uneven and underwhelming performances of chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer and national security adviser H.R. McMaster are primarily the result of a staff that is being undercut by their boss. Trump’s mercurial, and sometimes vituperative, actions have not only battered his staff’s confidence, they are starting to erode something more important: the American citizen’s trust in their own institutions.

    Americans are increasingly frustrated by their ineffective national government and the toxic environment that has enveloped Washington. Many voted for Trump because they thought he would be able break through the gridlock. Unfortunately, Trump’s dangerous improvisational style and his lack of understanding of the basics of governing has only exacerbated the dysfunction in the nation’s capital.”

    I like that idiots thought electing someone with zero experience was a good idea. These were the same idiots who criticized Obama for his lack of experience.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/335317-president-trump-needs-to-make-some-huuuge-changes-and

    • aktlib101

      Based on the everyday disruption, Bannon is the Dark Puppetmaster. Sort of like Cheney of the past. Trump is just a useful idiot

      • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

        “useful”?

        • phoenix00

          He is a useful idiot. Useful to Putin and Erdogan who get to run roughshod over the institutions of the United States, and useful to the Republican party who can now turn the rest of the country back 50 years.

          • aktlib101

            Precisely

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’d say Bannon and Putin are the puppetmasters.

    • Jamoche

      “many are beginning to worry that this presidency is in danger of being in serious peril”

      “beginning”? “in danger of”? FFS

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Yeah, I’d say that ship has already sailed.

    • JustDon’tSayCovfefe

      “in danger of being in serious peril”
      Appreciate the point, but that is terrible writing.

  • Canis Greyhame

    At what point does being in on this particular joke turn into just another indicator that you’re an actual fucking nazi prick?

    • Claire

      The first time you even consider getting in on it, in my opinion.

  • Yr. Gma

    Is there, in fact, a law against rowing a boat to Australia?

    • Nounverb911

      Just ask the residents of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre, Papua New Guinea.
      https://twitter.com/dawnymock/status/868264909112573952

      • Le Covfefe Royal

        “Residents”

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      No. Just a lotta laws saying if you do something stupid and the Coast Guard or Navy has to save your stupid ass you’ll be sent a bill.

  • OrG

    I won’t call her a snowflake. Snowflakes are beautiful and unique. She is a sad,weak, boring loser that needs to STFU.

    • Nounverb911

      So a sleetflake then?

      • Bozilingus

        Like tears in the rain. Time to die. With votes.

      • Grokenstein

        Just a flake.
        Maybe a flake of skin that comes off while scratching one’s ass.

      • Kakkeltje

        of a dandruff flake?

      • Querolous

        Soggy corn flake?

    • The Wanderer

      Pure as the driven slush (h/t to ZZ Top)

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    This sounds like the work of ace Trump spokesman, John Barron.

    https://twitter.com/RobPulseNews/status/871451824238276608

    • The Wanderer

      Not the sharpest tack on the bulletin board.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Oddly enough, she makes me less proud to be white.

  • Thiazin Red

    How does my boyfriend not know about the oxford comma? I’ve never encountered anyone who was confused by it before.

    • Yr. Gma

      Never taught an English class, huh?

      • Thiazin Red

        He took a lot of English classes and does a lot of writing. Strange

    • msanthropesmr

      BECAUSE HE IS AN AP FAN AND IS RIGHT?

      Fuckin’ oxford comma. SHEESH!

      • Bitter Scribe

        Amen. The Oxford Comma is a crime against language.

        • mailman27

          Hey! It’s staid.

      • Thiazin Red

        I would understand if he was opposed to it, but it seems like he never heard of it before.

    • Nick.Trite

      In fairness to him, who gives a fuck about an oxford comma?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_i1xk07o4g

    • proudgrampa

      There are commas, semi-colons, and oxford commas.

      Just sayin’.

      • phoenix00

        … and for everything else, there’s Mastercard.

        • ichthyopteryx

          Nah, I like American Express: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5SUJqx4bYQ

          • phoenix00

            Actually on that subject, I heard a Motley Fool podcast saying how Amex is no longer the status symbol credit card it used to be. The one to flash now is the Chase Platinum.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Srius jrnlst flaunts pushed up boobs.
    Trth-crrpted courtesan wears smart girl glasses.

    Wow, Mrs. Grammarian is HAWT!!!

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    This guy is snarky enough to hang at Wonkette.
    https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/871447323078938624

    • Canis Greyhame

      Oh, nicely done!

  • Yr. Gma

    I’ve been thinking about this white pride thing. Now that I’m old, would I want to look back on my life and be most proud of my melanin content? It seems such a useless thing to take pride in. My lunatic father was white. He met my equally insane white mother. They produced me. Yay! I’m so proud!?

    • msanthropesmr

      Sometimes, it’s all you got.

      • FauxAntocles

        Exactly. I know I wouldn’t mind being a nice shade of brown.

    • snark-lurker

      the good kind of lunatic & insane? or…

      • Yr. Gma

        That would be “or…”

    • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

      Same here. The only good thing is that I managed to turn out fairly sane and didn’t perpetuate their insanity.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Genetically, whites are Africans who adapted to a cold climate. And an awful lot of people of Northern European ancestry have Neanderthal DNA. So what’s to feel superior about?

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸
  • Kiri the Unicorn
    • MizzMazz

      “Trumpy?”

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        “Chief?”
        “McCloud?”

      • biologydave

        Mr Beardsley?

    • phoenix00

      Wait MST3K was white supremacist?!! NOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Nounverb911

    And now some other heartwarming but the trolls won’t like news, The USS Gabrielle Giffords will be commissioned next Saturday.

    https://twitter.com/GabbyGiffords/status/862417103613198337
    https://twitter.com/Austal_USA/status/861587853071044608

    • snark-lurker

      set sail? ooooo k

      • Nounverb911

        Actually this is what I call sailing….
        https://youtu.be/F40ZL2bXle4

        • theCryptofishist

          Okay, but are we really going to argue about word choice with someone who was brain damaged and lost some portion of her speaking ability? (How much, I don’t know and she got some, perhaps all back, but still.)

        • Miles Monroe

          Pffft – one planet, one ocean, ONE HULL !!!

      • phoenix00

        That expression is still used so she’s accurate.

      • Yr. Gma

        You are breathtaking in your ability to find the most inconsequential thing to snark at.

        • snark-lurker

          sometimes i mess up stupid & i did there

    • Juan de Fuca

      I would’ve been even happier if they named a carrier after her but since LCS’s are designed for domestic defense, it’s a fitting tribute.

  • msanthropesmr
    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Looks like cherry. Yum!

    • theCryptofishist

      I will always upfist cobbler.

    • phoenix00

      But these are not cakes we like……

  • bookish

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/donald-trump-sadiq-khan/529110/

    Trump’s embrace of panic is instrumental: By first instilling fear, he can then build himself up as the solution, as he did in his RNC speech when he declared, “I alone can fix it.” But panic is a dangerous force, not always controllable by those who whip it up in the first place. Meanwhile, Trump’s governments stands ill-prepared to offer substantive aid to the United Kingdom: His FBI has no permanent leader, after his abrupt firing of James Comey to stop an investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia; he has appointed no ambassador to the Court of St. James; and his State Department remains deeply understaffed. (The U.S. charge d’affairs in London, the acting head of the embassy while no ambassador is stationed there, contradicted Trump, praising Khan’s “strong leadership” following the attack.)

    • aktlib101

      Well, as to the State Department understaffing problems…
      “Rex Tillerson attempting to run State Department with only two close aides out of fear of leaks: report”
      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/rex-tillerson-attempting-to-run-state-department-with-only-two-close-aides-out-of-fear-of-leaks-report/
      According to POLITICO, Tillerson leans almost exclusively on his chief of staff Margaret Peterlin and policy chief Brian Hook, two senior aides who worked together during President George W. Bush’s administration. The report claims that Peterlin and Hook “have cut career staff out of decision-making in an attempt to combat the sort of leaks that have hobbled the White House – and have isolated Tillerson from some of the people who could help him succeed.”

      • Jukesgrrl

        Funny how these “leaks” the Trumpists are so furious about usually turn out to be the truth and something We the People SHOULD know about. And then they complain about shadow governments and the “deep state”! They’re running one (ineptly, I might add).

        • phoenix00

          “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”

      • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

        The trump administration hasn’t filled positions at the State Dept., wants to cripple it with budget cuts, and has tasked Kushner with parallel roles. Tillerson apparently also advised against pulling out of the Paris Accord. Even if he was a trump supporter, I wonder if being put in that unsupported position might cause Tillerson–who after all, was accustomed to being the CEO of a huge corporation–might get disgusted with the situation he’s been put in.

        • phoenix00

          Even if he’s completely disgusted with his sitch, is he gonna do anything about it? He’s been a complete lightweight so far.

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            We can hope. He’s not accustomed to such disrespect. He may decide he needs to spend more time with his family.

          • phoenix00

            Turn tail and quit? Sounds about right.

        • SayItWithWookies

          As long as there’s something in it for Exxon, Tillerson’s gonna stay in — if they liked what he did for them, he’ll get re-hired with a big fate signing bonus; if they don’t, he’ll teach at Stanford with Condi.

  • Canis Greyhame

    I wish these holdouts would just hurry up and finish losing the culture war already. Sure, you can apparently win one election in a convulsive fit of pure spite, but a governing strategy based entirely on trolling is no kind of recipe for long term success.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Also: fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

    • Paperless Tiger

      I agree. This incessant provocation at the highest levels is exhausting. They’re in charge now. What are they protesting? Their own incompetence?

  • natoslug

    Insignificant whinger is insignificant. At some point, someone should let the white power crowd know that their symbol would be more fitting as a puckered asshole symbol.

  • Thiazin Red

    For computer people, is there a way to permanently and completely remove the so called “ease of access” functions from my laptop? They turn themselves on at the worst times, sometimes when the computer is sleeping. When that happens I have to reboot it because the keyboard won’t work. Its extremely annoying.

    • mancityRed6

      OS?

    • mancityRed6

      this is one of the first things to come up:
      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17180/windows-10-make-your-pc-easier-to-use
      I have a MS desktop at work, but haven’t had a MS anything in years.
      I’m on a chromebook because I only need to get on the internet, not make anything fancy.

    • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

      If one of our computer experts isn’t available, you might try just Googling “disable ease of access” for whatever your laptop brand is. I’ve had fairly good success troubleshooting issues that way.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Also, try YouTube separately. There are often instructional videos that prove to be helpful and they sometimes don’t show up on a Google search.

    • Blackest Noobs
    • phoenix00

      Windows 7: Control Panel -> Ease of Access Center, then start clicking around and unchecking checkboxes.
      Windows 8/8.1/10: Settings app -> Ease of Access, then start turning features off.

    • mailman27

      Unrelated, but I was on Salon.com and most posts had an autoplay feature very often linked to Fox News content. Am I correct in thinking this adds to Fox’s click count for ad purposes?

      • Eileen Besse

        I’ve seen that, too. Hmmm….

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Likely. And thanks for the warning. I hate autoplay video and I especially hate Faux Newz.

  • bookish

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-may-visit-london-after-terrorist-attacks-2017-6?google_editors_picks=true

    Trump’s possible visit to London in the wake of Saturday’s attacks was widely criticized on Twitter, and many said it would put more pressure on security personnel who are already occupied with managing fallout from the terror attacks.

    The president was also reportedly asked to refrain from visiting London this week, with a City Hall source telling The Times’ Sam Coates that “it might not be the best time.”

  • mancityRed6

    the rain is sprinkling oh so gently right now (resists urge to make a russian hooker joke), it sounds like the wind in the trees even though there’s now wind.
    I only knew because it’s finally making damp spots under the trees.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Like summer rain. There were thunderstorms when we visited Texas. In SoCal, the rain is now gone till November at the earliest.

      • mancityRed6

        Texas thunderstorms are brutal and short. But very brutal.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          worse in the desert, you can see those big bastards rolling in for miles.
          Makes you feel very very small.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        You never know. Some of the worst “Mud Happens” mudslides have happened in July.

  • Jukesgrrl

    “Never went to prom” libelz.

    • Shanzgood

      Right?! I didn’t and managed not to become a neo-Nazi at all!

    • mancityRed6

      I went my Junior year.
      Funny story, she was the same year I was but had just accepted the class ring of a sophomore who couldn’t go.
      It wasn’t serious for us, so we just went to pictures, and then left. She went to her man, I went to pick up my Cottey College girl.
      The English teacher I had at the time taped everyone going in and played it the next monday. You could see us going in, and then leaving an hour later.
      My senior year? I was in Anaheim and LA was in flames over the Rodney King verdict.

    • sadboy

      Thank you. Some of us did not want to be subjected to the music of Boston all night long, and hung out with our stoner friends instead.

      • kareemachan

        Was not goth-like, but I went to my Junior-Senior Prom in a black (gasp!) dress. Was Not Done Then (this is a whiles ago). Freaked out people and would not neck at the graveyard. Ah, weird times.

        tl;dr – I’m glad I’m not in high school any more.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      I went and stayed out all night to freak out my mom, who was having problems adapting to the fact that in 4 months, I would be gone. Gone 25 miles to downtown Atlanta from the burbs near the airport – as far as I was allowed to run away, to go to the school my parents had no idea I had applied to.

  • azeyote

    who was the article about, what was the point, and why do we care ?

    • Yr. Gma

      Some wingnut. Illustrating the idiocy of wingnuttery. We get to snark at the wingnuts.

    • BMW

      I will answer all of those questions with one word: boobs.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        I was going to say Blonde or Aryan or even Elsa – boobs is obligatory.

  • I am getting caught up on Supergirl, and penultimate episode has more girl power than the Spice Girls singing the Soundtrack for Wonder Woman.

    • BMW

      During one of the last episodes of the broadcast season a few weeks ago, they did a promo set to a cover of “These Boots Are Made for Walking” featuring Benoist, Teri Hatcher, Lynda Carter, and trailer footage of Wonder Woman that may have been one of the cheesiest things I have ever seen.
      https://youtu.be/GlWKaY6AxPY

      • Episode i’m watching had a face off with Carter, Hatcher, and Calista Flockheart and shortly Benoist is gonna kick Hacter’s ass

        • BMW

          Cat Grant was at her most self-righteous. She’d be annoying if Flockhart weren’t the best actress on the show.

      • And CW has a history of good cheeseball promos, i strongly recommend Superhero fight club

  • Msgr_MΩment

    But because Trumpland gets its wee feefees in a bunch when questioned by IRL journalists, White House press passes are being handed out to “alternative media outlets.” Which is like allowing peewee football standouts into the NFL, but we elected a reality teevee star as president — this is the America we live in.

    And they say they don’t like Participation Trophies.

  • aktlib101

    Whoa, tell us how you really feel, Mr. Ambassador:
    ““Let me be diplomatic. Trump makes me puke,” former Ambassador Christopher Meyer wrote in response to a Washington Post report detailing the president’s late-night tweetstorm about the London attacks.”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/he-makes-me-puke-ex-british-ambassador-blisters-trump-for-divisive-tweets-after-london-attacks/
    https://twitter.com/SirSocks/status/871411551336632320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2017%2F06%2Fhe-makes-me-puke-ex-british-ambassador-blisters-trump-for-divisive-tweets-after-london-attacks%2F

    • phoenix00

      Me too! I puke at Trump diplomatically!

      • aktlib101

        Make Puking Grate Again?

        • phoenix00

          He wishes I can aim for the Grate….

    • That is diplomatic. He could have said Trump makes him blow chunks.

  • Michael R

    She’s like the new Tomi Lahren … and you can still smell the old one .

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      There’s nothing like that new Tomi Lahren smell.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Smells like Craig’s List.

  • Grokenstein

    I want to point out that Charles C. Johnson, renowned floor-shitter, stalker, scam artist and–like Fairbanks–lawsuit-filing provocateur, also loves that gesture (SO EDGY)…but I also want him to scuttle back into the depths of Mordor forever. #conflicted

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Does he write for Sputnik too, and thus work directly for the Kremlin?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Shouldn’t she be off incubating white fetuses or something?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Silly person. She’s not a real nazi. She works for the Kremlin. Hence, that’s why she was also tossing in the the Bernie Bros who were tossing off to her.

      She literally gets a paycheck courtesy of the Kremlin.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I’m gonna need a program to figure out whom to punch in the face.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          AOT,K just to be safe?

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          Try this “google [insert name] sputnik” (also Russia Today).

          That way, you can spot some of the Kremlin plants.

  • Jennifer R

    Ya know? I am going to run with the idea that Cassandra Fairbanks IS a white supremacist. In fact I will refer to her as “Cassandra Fairbanks, Noted white supremacist” from now on.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      She is down with whatever the Kremlin tells her to be down with. Hence also Sanders supporter.

      Probably liked Jill Stein too.

      • tomamitai

        #NotAllSandersSupporters!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!

        • Chris

          Did you callout the behavior in Nevada? The gauntlet in California? Did you call out Sanders for his late, weak assed response to Nevada and non-response to the CA gauntlet? If you did, then I’ll accept the #. If you didn’t, well, you broke it, you bought it.

          • tomamitai

            Huh? Oh, you’re playing the “if you didn’t denounce _____ you support it ” game? Have fun!

          • Chris

            Not what I said but don’t really have a problem with your statement. Because, yes, if you are silent then you are complicit.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            By NV and CA, it was obvious that Sanders was not going to have the delegates and some of his followers, who have since become the purity ponies called “Bros”, lost they mindz.
            Others of us owned up to the inevitable and hoped that Bernie would do what he claimed to have as a purpose, pulling the Democratic party to the left. The convention was interesting theatre.
            What Bernie did accomplish were two good things: 1) he proved that you could run a viable grass roots campaign with small donations and some really dedicated volunteers and 2) he inspired a lot of people to run for office on the local level.
            What Bernie was not able to do was provoke a revitalization of the Democratic Party, because the leadership still does not have a clue.
            I am still proud to have been an original organizer for Georgia for Sanders. It is on my resume, my Linked In and my FB profile. Because when I started in May, 2015, Hillary and her supporters were still talking about how it was “her turn” like we were in line at the DMV.
            By the time it was all said and done, I was also proud to have voted for her.

          • Chris

            Trump ran a pretty grassroots campaign too so wouldn’t be all that proud of that accomplishment. If you have that much problem with the Democratic Party, how about joining and trying to revitalize the Republican Party or the NRA? I’m just certain they will join you in your distain for Democrats. Maybe not your long term goals but gee, if you are rude and insulting enough to them maybe they will get the clue you are looking for.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Actually, no. Trump got big bucks from big donors and his FEC filings are full of fraud. Also, too many of his state campaign heads were outed for their own issues. Lots of corruption.
            And Fuck You . I am not interested in your Purity Tests, Purity Pony. You don’t know me, son. I call out the Democratic Party because I want to see it change and be better. But the path they are on is not the path that will work in the future. I see that playing out badly in my own state – that Trump only won by 51%, yet we can’t seem to mount successful, winning campaigns.

          • Chris

            Try reading a little Edmund Burke before you comment again.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Try not to be so condescending. I was telling my story. Why don’t you tell your own.

          • Chris

            Not every story has equal value. I’m sure Trump was deeply scarred by being raised by a war profiteering Klan person. In no way have I any interest in his story or how it created the twisted person he became. At this point I am only concerned about the damage he is doing to the United States and the world.

            More germane to the conversation at hand is Kristalnacht. Not every non-Jewish German took part in it. In fact the majority didn’t. But by locking the door and closing the drapes and pretending it wasn’t happening they gave tacit approval.

            But as a major Sanders supporter perhaps you can explain to me how Sanders who failed in his most primal obligation to his son: pre-battle, at birth, support was ever going to be there for his followers.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Man, thanks for just dismissing everything I said out of hand. Great way to make friends and influence people. And we had Dragon Con in common and everything.
            Just let me say that there are no perfect candidates. At the time, I chose to support Bernie, he was the only one with a drawn out plan. In May, 2015, King vs Burrell was being heard in front of SCOTUS, a major possible killshot at ACA subsidies, which I rely on. I went out to search for what the candidates had to say about it and Bernie was the only one that had drilled down to that level of detail. He had published his 10-point plan, which was to become a 12-point plan. I came to find out later from the original remaining Atlanta Black Panthers (not the New Black Panthers, a whole nuther beast) that the 10-point plan was their original, published way back in 1968. And still not accomplished. What sounded radical then, now has wholesale support across many facets of America, IF you don’t say where it came from.
            Bernie, being Bernie and also being Oldz, may not be the right person to see the plan come to fruition, but he has awoken a whole lot of people, especially young people to be active. I know two who are running for Atlanta City Council – one an ex-coworker and the other, a classmate of my daughter.
            And about his son, he eventually acknowledged his son and raised him. Bernie is an active grandpa now. Google it, you may learn something.

    • Rick Hill

      “Cassandra Fairbanks, Noted wannabe, to wussy to claim it, white supremacist”

    • Red Bird Ω

      Yes. You are the company you keep.

    • AJ Milne

      If we were, say, repeatedly and en masse to search Google for ‘Cassandra Fairbanks white supremacist’, would search completion tend to help out everyone who typed her name by autocompleting it that way? Asking for a few thousand friends.

  • Rick Hill
  • aktlib101

    FoxNews is at it again and Nigel Farage is a genius. What a brilliant idea.
    Stick red stars/crescents? on their clothing, use lots of barbed wire and drop in from time to time a few tablets of Zyklon B for better balance. Terrorism solved.

    “‘Calls for internment will grow’: Fox contributor linked to Russia scandal suggests camps for British Muslims”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/calls-for-internment-will-grow-fox-contributor-linked-to-russia-scandal-suggests-camps-for-british-muslims/
    “Fox News contributor Nigel Farage, a former British politician who campaigned for Brexit, suggested on Sunday that Muslims in Britain could be put into internment camps because of terrorist attacks in Britain.”

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Nobody in the UK has time for him anymore.

    • phoenix00

      Has he forgotten about the WW2 internment camps? Or is he ignoring it? Along with every human rights charter passed since WW2?

      • TJ Barke

        Of course not, he thinks they’re a grand idea…

    • tomamitai

      Yes, because everyone knows that IRA terrorism didn’t end until they put all the Irish into camps.

    • The Wanderer

      I think that Nigel Farage needs to be put in an internment camp.

      • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

        Is anyone living on Sealand right now?

  • BMW
    • phoenix00
    • Michael R
    • Chris

      If she just wanted to sue someone, she should try the plastic surgeon who did not understand the concept of symmetry. If that imbalance is natural, she has my sympathies.

      • Master Contrail Program

        Or have them learn from whomever draws her eyebrows on.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Those might be tattooed. Also “A Thing”.

    • Shanzgood

      Duct tape

      • Spurning Beer

        I would think that could severely damage a woman’s ducts.

        • Shanzgood

          Underneath!!!

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      She might be doing the double bra trick for cleavage. Yes, that is “A Thing”.

      • Shanzgood

        whatever happened to Kleenex?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          Kleenex are so early 20th century. Now we have “chicken cutlets”, silicone padding stays that stays warm, looks real and you can wear in the pool.

      • ichthyopteryx

        What women do all in the name of “looking good” sometimes baffles me. https://youtu.be/PgHHsnh8350?t=1m20s

      • Eileen Besse

        I’m 64 and could look sorta look the same in that same pose with the same portraiture….

    • VirginiaLady

      Simply using her forearms, a hat, and a good camera angle.

  • Master Contrail Program

    I never went to my prom. Spent a fortune on the tux too. It’s unfortunate no one could see me in it.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8b497be5bc0760d9c9a08c9a6868ed7c0ec8f990871707f655f19ccb1ad0851a.jpg

    • phoenix00

      Damn Daniel!

    • MizzMazz

      We need to get Spicey one of those, so he can hide in the bushes betterer.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Do not take a look at Mama June’s wedding dress! Warned.

      • kareemachan

        Thank you (?) for not sharing a link here….

        • Bill D. Burger

          The warning dammit. You wanna see it. You gotta Make the effort.

    • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

      Handy. You can be sick as a dog, no, sick as TWO dogs, and no-one will be able to tell until you get within sniffing distance.

  • Rick Hill
    • TJ Barke

      He’s trying to tell her to be a better driver.

      • tomamitai

        By putting the phone away while driving.

    • The Wanderer

      Looks like senpai noticed her.

    • AJ Milne

      Stands to reason he might miss a few. This is the deity generally takes out southern, rural trailer parks with tornadoes for the sins of the urban elite…

      I guess I should apologize now to whoever it is in Australia got eaten by dingoes for my not infrequent blasphemies.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        But I thought Hurricane Katrina killed New Orleans cuz of the gayz? Did Westborough Baptist lie to me?!?!

        • AJ Milne

          Oh no. They’re quite right. Grasping that it wasn’t the _New Orleans_ gays he was targetting, and that the deity has this minor issue with severe, uncorrected nearsightedness, to the point that he probably shouldn’t be _walking_ without the assitance of a companion animal, let alone driving–all this explaining many of these minor misfires handily–yes, that’s mostly the reason…

          (I might also have been involved. He’d previously mentioned if I even _once_ more so much as snickered at the Monty Python ‘The bells are getting louder’ sketch, there might be a category five storm involved. And the timing is, honestly, about right.)

  • The Wanderer

    You’d think that, with a first name like Cassandra, the young woman should be used to people ignoring the daylights out of her.

    • Teecha

      I’m so glad you said that. Have a star ⭐️

      • The Wanderer

        Ooh, thank you! I shall add it to my Asphalt Assassin’s badge.

      • Paul

        Great. I carry around some gold stars in my wallet and hand them out to deserving folks. It’s always a hoot. People get all excited and remember it for a long time. As much fun for me as them.

  • motmelere

    I was a bit surprised that a millie would use a term like rolodex, was shocked to find that one can still buy them! I thought those had followed mimeographs and stock tickers to that great office space in the sky.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Rolodexes are fun. It is much more satisfying to tear up a card than push a delete button. Jus’ sayin’.

      • Nasty Girl Brianna

        Also, they never crash or delete all your contacts. And they stay on during power failures.

  • Suse
    • The Wanderer

      ^^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^

    • phoenix00

      I think he deserves another punch. With votes.

    • tomamitai

      Oh yeah? MY ancestors survived the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Sure, but they were only cousins 9,456,741th removed, so…

      • BadKitty904

        Oh, yeah? Well, MY ancestors ate the Neanderthals!

    • The Wanderer

      Mr. Spencer’s ancestors were very likely a group of pig-pokers who tagged along as their liege lord, Sir Whoever of Whatever, cowered behind the lines.

      • Red Bird Ω

        Truth be told. Many Americans can say the same.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Probably the unwanted bastard of some camp follower, who was passed around like a jug of mead

      • Naytch

        A pity they weren’t eaten by the Beast of Arrrgghhh along with Sir Robin’s minstrels.

    • William
      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        “Drink Orgy Ends Reich”
        The Internet was won way back then?

      • Shanzgood

        Awesome!

      • ltmcdies

        OMG…they actually broadcast the theme from Benny Hill…brilliant..

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    • janecita

      My ancestors conquered America, raped the natives, and brought slaves to the new world. Fuck my ancestors!

    • The Wanderer

      A little anecdote about ancestors:
      I woke up one morning to see this perky little anole perched in my front garden, occasionally flashing his red and yellow throat crest to warn interlopers that he was master of his domain.
      Fortunately, he held his pose long enough for me to take a happy snap of him, whereupon he ran off in fright.
      I heard him sob as he ran, “You should fear me! I’m a dinosaur on my mother’s side, really! Rawr!”
      People should concentrate on what they do in the here and now for themselves, rather than dwell on what happened a long time ago.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e8f9be646b4c3cf585d92eb7fbfbb75ee23bef1dc625feacb16f6576574b287.jpg

    • ltmcdies

      so his ancestors are “Normans. Come over with William the Conqueror”…quoting Alice in Wonderland here.

      Honestly …. that was 1066, asshole ( I looked up spencer…sadly does derive from the Normans)…since then nobody’s got onshore including your Fuehrer..

      really ..this guy needs another smack in the face

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      My ancestors lived and died to defeat your kind. They succeeded. Give me one chance to put ein loch in deim kopf and i wil take it.

    • BadKitty904

      “Spencer” doesn’t sound like a very Roman name.

    • Ilgattomorte

      My ancestors conquered most of the known world, but after that whole “collapse of the Roman Empire” thing, we pretty much joined up with whoever seemed to be winning at the time and switched sides at the drop of a hat (Go ahead. Somebody drop a hat and I guarantee 5 Italians will switch sides instinctively.).

      Eventually we learned that life is primarily all about good wine, good food and good sex. Fuck all of those wars. (There was that whole Mafia thing and Berlusconi, but for the sake of my point we’ll ignore those).

      This country is in desperate need of people like us again.

    • not_vh

      borrowed glory.

    • Carpe Vagenda
    • Shibusa

      Not sure if teh Wonkette already covered this but Spencer’s family farms in Louisiana rake in piles of money from the federal gubmint. From 2008 through 2015, the Spencers received $2 million in farm subsidy payments….

  • ichthyopteryx

    So, here’s something that’s opening soon: Museum of Failure
    Of course, this is one of the exhibited items:
    http://i.imgur.com/80o7o23.jpg

    • Michael R

      Well there are at least 7 people who just don’t know better .

    • Bill D. Burger

      With the caliber of his picks, it’s a blessing.

    • tomamitai

      Maybe he’s waiting for their checks to clear?

  • ServantToTheStars

    Isn’t that just the hand gesture one gets from holding so many dicks in their mouth?

    • tomamitai

      No, I believe that’s the gesture for “I think I can get a few more in here, let’s go for the record!”

      • VirginiaLady

        Ouch!

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          I know. Those dicks have gotta hurt.

      • Shanzgood

        Ew

    • Bill D. Burger

      Looks dainty and small….so for the Rightie snowflakes she prefers, looks about right.

  • Michael R
  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Holy shit she’s an idjit. Move over Tomi, we’ve found our new dumb blond with sophomoric attitude for the Roger Ailes of the world to fap to…

  • Red Bird Ω

    So we get an open thread on Sunday’s too? Hurrah!
    Am I the only one who has stocked up on popcorn for this week? I might have to call in sick also too. Just saying.

  • janecita

    It is great that our congressmen, take time to condemn the important things, like the fact that Bill Maher said a no no word.

    Members of Congress express outrage after Maher slur – CNN
    https://apple.news/AvMNmoEDVRjauzFMuarHgaA

    • tomamitai

      That was such an obvious joke Maher couldn’t help himself.

      • janecita

        I’m personally not a fan of Bill Maher, but I agree, that was an obvious joke. All the shit going on in the world, and people are getting butthurt over a stupid word. It’s fucking unbelievable!

        • Actually, people are a little more upset about an ongoing pattern of behavior from Bill Maher. He has a history of such obvious jokes. I’ve long thought that he hasn’t been joking this whole time.

          • janecita

            I don’t see congress complaining, when he attacks Muslims and kisses up to Netanyahu. They don’t complain when he says ignorant shit about the LGBTQ community. To me, this whole brouhaha about the N word is ridiculous.

          • Juan de Fuca

            Agreed. I also don’t see those of us on the left complaining when he speaks out against radical Christians, the far right, speaking out against Bush when it was really unpopular to do so and going after Trump every single night he’s on. I don’t see anybody complaining when he defends LGBT rights, womens productive rights, AOT,K.

            He’s a habitutal line crosser when it comes to satire but many of his jokes are funny, at least they are to me. Then again, I could be the last liberal alive who likes his sense of humor.

            He knows he crossed a line he shouldn’t have and apologized. I’d be willing to go out on a really short limb and guess he’s probably not a racist but it could just be me.

          • Well, I’ve never said that he can’t have opinions that I agree with, as well as opinions I disagree with very strongly. For me, it is a question of the latter outweighing the former since the late 90s.

            YMMV, of course. I have never found him to be particularly funny, but that’s just me. And I have certainly never found him to be reliably liberal. Even his anti-religion screed Religulous had a particularly dogmatic feel which made me uncomfortable.

          • Juan de Fuca

            That’s a good point. There are some atheists who often come across as more dogmatic in their “non-beliefs” than believers. I’d include Bill into that group – he goes too far at times, a little. Not enough to really bother me personally but I also find him very funny most of the time. So, it could be a difference in what we find humorous.

          • Ah, well, yes. That is a very good point. However, I bitch every single time he does it, which is fairly often.

    • BadKitty904

      The concept of any member of the current Congress being “outraged” by anything is contemptibly laughable.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Having Putin’s entire arm lodged up their colon somehow has raised the bar for what offends them.

    • Ducksworthy

      They’ve made contempt of congress a virtue.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    I think only Europeans get this joke but here you go:

    https://twitter.com/_alexcfc_/status/871464195795103744

    • AJ Milne

      I confess: I don’t get it…

      … but I _do_ think I have a new appreciation for just how evil Daesh truly is. Reuniting Oasis? Is there any depth of hell to which they will not stoop?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Oasis is the band of Liam and Noel Gallagher. They are brothers that proclaimed never getting the band Oasis together. They fight in the media and in real life but after the Manchester attacks they want to get back to be a band. In case you don’t know them:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqsZ-bAnO5Y

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          Oh and this song was pretty much adopted by the manchester crowd as their song of resistance.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Nigel Tufnel?

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            That one I dont get.

          • Spinal Tap.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Thanks

          • Msgr_MΩment

            He looks like that bloke from Spinal Tap.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            In a way except Oasis really is an awesome band.

        • ichthyopteryx

          One of my favorite songs. This is nice.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            You are welcome. You are british?

          • ichthyopteryx

            Nope, but I do like my “Champagne Supernova” and “Stand by Me”, and especially that song. :)

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Oh god my favorite Oasis songs.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Trump can’t speak without using that exact hand gesture over and over. That splains’ it. He pumps it like he’s priming a motor.

  • Nasty Girl Brianna

    The Idiocracy is well and truly here.

    • Master Contrail Program

      Ow! My Balls!

      • The Wanderer

        Any random episode of Ridiculousness.

      • The Wanderer

        Sorry for the double reply, but I have to share this:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfJAYiNITQ

      • snark-lurker

        youre sposed to keep em covered

        • Master Contrail Program

          In what?

          • snark-lurker

            undies?

      • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

        Don’t come in! ‘batin!

    • tomamitai

      The morans is marching.

      • Nasty Girl Brianna

        Morans Are Governing America

        • TJ Barke

          Make America Grate Again

      • Kateaux

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marching_Morons

        A novella by C.M. Kornbluth which predates Idiocracy by decades…

        • tomamitai

          I know, as I am an old, and immediately thought of that story when I saw Idiocracy.

    • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

      The sad thing is it’s gotten worse than Idiocracy now. In Idiocracy, they were just morons, but not cruel. This is Cruelocracy.

  • aktlib101
  • Edith Prickly

    Bless you for trying to decipher the meaning of this, FDF. I would have given up about five minutes in and said “all y’all need to get real jobs if you have this much time to waste on meaningless bullshit.”

  • mancityRed6

    I need a haircut soon, going for the #2 guard this time.

    • The Wanderer

      I have my barber use the #2 guard. I call it my top-down look.

      • mancityRed6

        I used to have a barber, what’s the female version of the word? in Wales, short back and sides, little longer on the top. It was the one thing the ex could keep control of. Except for that I was wearing my white socks outside of my jogging suit.

      • Kiri the Unicorn
        • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

          Cut-cut-cut-cut-cut-cut CUT

      • mancityRed6

        I usually go with #3, but I’m looking at shaving it completely (I already have the clippers)

        • h4rr4r

          2 on the sides and a 3 on top.

    • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

      I have them use the 5-0. Sadly hair people don’t use actual razors any more, so there’s always a bit of stubble either side of the mohawk.
      Standards are going down everywhere.

  • I think I’ve figured out what is wrong with the world these days: not enough Dabney Coleman in it any more.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/753dddcbcb8f854f620d317b381f80243456a536e573969e60e3e4dc6be33f18.gif

    • Suse

      It was fun to see him in Boardwalk Empire.

    • Doug Langley

      He made a good murderer on Columbo.

    • BadKitty904
      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        There was a great Harvey Korman allusion on Warehouse 13. If you’re not familiar with the series, it involves “artifacts”, items with quasi-magical powers that they got from their (usually celebrity) owners.
        Harvey Korman’s cufflinks had the power to make anyone break character.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i loved that show!

        • BadKitty904

          That is the coolest thing I’ve heard today.

    • Chris

      Buffalo Bill was before it’s time.

  • Suse

    Just saw Ariana Grande singing Over the Rainbow to end her concert. It was tear-inducing. I don’t like that warbling-style of singing, but she’s an admirable young woman for coming back to Manchester to visit those still in the hospital and to sing for her fans. They clearly love her.

    • ltmcdies

      right now she’s a better representative of the United States than Dumb Donnie in White House

      really admire that young lady….

      • Suse

        Yup.

    • I don’t really like her style of music, either, but she is immensely talented. And she has proven herself to be very poised and responsible, too. She didn’t create this situation, but she is certainly taking a lead role in dealing with it.

      …Unlike some other celebrity I could mention.

  • aktlib101

    “The Incoming Privatization Assault
    Get ready for everything from private infrastructure and private prisons to voucherized schools and Medicaid.”
    http://prospect.org/article/incoming-privatization-assault

    “Trump’s infrastructure plan is a pillar of his promises to grow the economy and create millions of new jobs—and for good reason: Infrastructure projects generate middle- and high-skill construction and engineering jobs, and inject money into local economies.

    But what we know of the plan so far amounts to a stealth privatization of public infrastructure. Most of that $1 trillion would be private money, and investors would get a tax break to spend it. Based on a paper released during the election cycle by business professor and Trump adviser Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross, Trump’s commerce secretary and billionaire private equity investor, the plan relies on a whopping 82 percent tax break to attract private capital to infrastructure projects. Private investors would front some of the cash to build, say, a new highway, and through the details of a complex “public-private partnership” they could influence policy regarding the highway. On top of the tax break, they would recoup their investment by collecting the highway’s toll revenue for decades.”

    “Private investment increases dependence on tolls and user fees to pay debt service and ongoing operations and maintenance. Infrastructure costs money—there’s no free lunch—but private investment makes it nearly impossible to provide affordable access for everyone. The small Pennsylvania town of Coatesville, for example, saw the cost of water skyrocket after the city sold its water and wastewater systems to the publicly traded corporate giant American Water in 2001. Residents, nearly three-quarters of which are of color, saw their water bills increase 282 percent between then and 2015. In Chicago, where downtown parking meter rates have skyrocketed, not a cent of the $121.7 million the privatized meters took in last year went to the city. Instead, it went to the Morgan Stanley–led consortium, which is on pace to make back the $1.15 billion it paid to the city by 2020, leaving more than 60 years of meter revenue to go. The city of Bayonne, New Jersey, recently made headlines for its massive water-rate increase—nearly 28 percent since the city sold its system to a private equity firm in 2012. To sell the deal to residents, city officials promised a four-year rate freeze that never materialized. Public-private partnerships often shift the political burden in this way. Ratepayers and taxpayers foot the bill, but government agencies can say tolls, fares, and rates are private decisions.”

    • Master Contrail Program

      Next thing we know Hall and Oates will Private Eyes.

      • snark-lurker

        For a long time I thought that band was “Haulin’ Oats”.

        • Master Contrail Program

          Me too. Thought it was a another way of saying sowing oats.

        • Suse

          lol!

        • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

          My mom thought they were the “Holland Notes”!

    • snark-lurker

      A toll both at every interchange, at every bridge, at ever city/county/state border & “papers please”

      • Covfefe

        That’s one way to keep the poors in the inner cities. Can’t afford to leave.

    • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

      He’s even talking about privatizing the FAA. At least it won’t be safe for Russian spies to fly here after that.

    • Yeah. His “infrastructure” plan is a creeping horror and has the potential to fuck the entire nation over for decades.

    • h4rr4r

      Yup, this is classic sell an asset and turn it into a liability!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      i haven’t extensively studied the subject, but can anyone point to an American public-private partnership that successful? (to the people and not the corps?)

    • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

      Ontario has have some bad luck with governments, going back decades, but the very stupidest thing they did was privatise the power distribution network that the province started building a century or so ago. It’s resulted in a mishmash of systems getting electricity to consumers, service has suffered, and prices have increased far beyond what the actual costs would justify. Our bill not only includes a charge to make up for the company’s bad accounting in years past, it includes a charge that looks to me like an adjustment for mistakes they’ll make IN THE FUTURE. Plus as near as I can tell we’re being charged twice for every kilowatt-hour.

  • Msgr_MΩment
    • BadKitty904

      The Traitor-in-Chief also has the “Justice” Dept. looking into whether he can revoke the Treaty of Versailles…

    • puredog

      “Now my dick smells like gasoline!”

      • MizzMazz

        “My cat’s breath smells like cat food.”

    • Chris

      Laughed out loud! You win the internets for that.

  • Jamoche

    http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Kellyanne-Conway-says-she-wants-to-work-across-11194372.php
    Dear Diane Feinstein:
    Stop embarrassing us.
    No love, California

    [Kellyanne] Conway said that several female senators, including Amy Klobuchar, Maggie Hassan, and Diane Feinstein, have made efforts to build personal rapports with her through conversations at White House events.

    “I was really struck by how many of the female Democratic senators approached me and we had great conversations about our children,” Conway said, adding, “It’s definitely a female-to-female conversation.”

    • Yr. Gma

      We are going to take KaC’s word for this?

      • Good point.

        • puredog

          “yah,” said Kellyanne, “I tried to talk to Mr. Trump about our kids, and he said ‘Kids? I don’t have any. . .oh, you mean Barron? Say, you seen him lately? How is he, anyway?'”

      • Shanzgood

        *snicker*

    • Vecchioivan

      Brings a tear to the fucking eye . . .

    • snark-lurker

      i thought KaC was a machine

    • SayItWithWookies

      “Go over and talk to her, and every time she brings something up, change the subject. I’ll bet you she doesn’t get it.”

    • Suse

      Feinstein has one daughter, who is nearly 60 and is a judge. I doubt she and Sillyanne have much in common regarding their children.

    • Chris

      Because we should always automatically believe the creator of “alternative facts”?

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      As a woman-person, I have noticed that that is what we DO: we try to find common ground with even the grossest person. I mean, Dem woment have to at least TRY to find a way to work

      • Jamoche

        Sure, but could we try to find some political common ground, instead of something as stereotypical as talking about kids? Imagine a male politician saying that.

        • Jamoche

          For instance, “SNL really slammed you last night. I know how that feels!” :)

          • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

            Ha– that’s probably what the Dem women are THINKING, but we progressives are usually pretty good at not saying every thing that comes into our heads. :)

        • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

          I’m thinking this is water-cooler talk– an attempt to humanize each other before gettig down to work, I think.
          I talk about kids with male coworkers, too. parents are parents.

          • Jamoche

            OK, I get that, but it’s not what I’d focus on when I was talking to reporters. It smacks more of saying “see, I am being a good Serena Joy.”

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Precisely.

        Keep your enemies close.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      i dunno, I would fact check EVERYTHING KAC says,
      KAC: Sky is blue…
      ME: Gimme a sec.

  • Ezio

    OT rant about the London terror attack (and the Manchester one): London Mayor Sadiq Khan NEVER said in the clip the right uses that “terrorism is part and parcel of living in a major city” or attempt to explain away terror attacks. If you listen carefully, he clearly says “it’s part and parcel that you have to be prepared”. Not the same thing. But of course Donald Trump, Alex Jones and others on the right continue to twist this to further their nonsense.

    • The Wanderer

      Mayor Khan has more class in any random nose hair than the entire Trump Administration.

      • Chris

        How does Trump not get that trash talking a mayor in a different country isn’t presidential? How is it there is no one babysitting him 24/7?

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Because in his previous line of work, trash talking your business opponent was often a successful strategy, and he has no idea he is now in a different line of work.

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            But he gets butthurt and vengeful if they fail to show him the respect he thinks he’s owed.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I suspect that tactic worked well in business too.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          much less a mayor whose city is not 24 hours from a terrorist attack, the 3 in what, 3 months?

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          No and we were promised babysitters. Maybe nobody wanted that job either. Although he shouldn’t have trouble finding an attorney on retainer.

      • Ezio

        I think they believe he has some secret plot to destroy Christianity and convert all white English people to Islam or something just because he himself is Muslim.

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender

          That’s what they would do!

    • Angela Ruzzo

      If you are a woman, particularly a young woman or a working woman, then terrorism is part and parcel of living anywhere. It’s just a different kind of terrorism. I don’t encounter this since I got old and fat and my hair turned white and I retired, which is something I am going to add to the VERY SHORT list of Things That Are Not Bad About Getting Old.

      But Mr. Khan was not talking about this, and you are right, he never said what the right says he said. Geeze, that sounds like “She sold seashells. . . .”

  • Too bad a judge will probably just throw this out, because I’d love to see her get counter-sued for some real money. Not that she’d pay it.

    • Chris

      I’d like to see a counter-suit for legal fees so answering this clown doesn’t cost the current respondent.

    • BadKitty904

      She’d start a self-martyrdom go-fund-me in 5…4…3…

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I laugh myself silly every time I see this alleged “White Power” hand gesture. I remember being a freshman in college in 1974 and learning this very same hand gesture, except you wiggle the three upright fingers gently and move the hand slowly to the right or left in front of you, and it was called “The Flying Asshole.” Do you think these right-wing assholes know this? They might as well just hold up a sign that says “I am an Asshole.”

    • BadKitty904

      Kinda redundant in their case, but I see what you’re sayin’…

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Some of us were ambidextrous enough to make the Flying Asshole gesture with both hands at the same time, and then we called it “A Flying Asshole Convention.”

        • BadKitty904

          Aka, “Congress”.

    • TJ Barke

      Well, anyone that would seriously say “white power” is an asshole.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I also giggle when I hear “white power” because it reminds me of an old TV commercial for laundry detergent from the early 60’s, in which the product had “superior whitening power.” Getting clothes white was a real preoccupation for people in olden times.

        • Vecchioivan

          I always picture Mr. Clean.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I always picture a cat I used to live with. His name was Munchkin, and he was solid white, and he was very fat (22 lbs). He got stuck in the heating ducts one day (long story) and he couldn’t get out because he was too fat to turn around. By the time I got him out he was charcoal grey. I sent flyers around to all my friends advertising “The Munchkin Duct Cleaning Service” with before-and-after pictures. Then he got a bath (I still have the scars). A really angry white cat is my idea of “White Power.”

          • Steely_Fan

            Your Munchkin story brings to mind some of my adventures with pussycats. My ex is (literally) a crazy cat lady – at one point we had 13 cats & kittens in the house. One time an all white kitty named Feather got into the duct work and came out in the toe space of a built-in LP record storage cabinet I had built. I had to damn near tear the thing completely apart to get him out. Another time, the ex had adopted a kitty from the humane society that turned out to be completely feral. She rejected all efforts to socialize her or capture her to get her neutered and definitely earned her name “Spooky.” She had an amazing ability to escape the house and get knocked up (part of the reason we had 13 at one time). So one time Spooky managed to climb up above the suspended ceiling in my music studio and have her litter there; bad enough in itself, but then one of the kittens traipsed across the ceiling and fell down inside the wall and proceeded to mewl incessantly. I had to cut a large hole in the drywall to find & extract the kitten. Finally, we had an all black Persian named Karma that was a nice, docile, friendly puss. Until the day the ex decided Karma needed a bath and tried to administer it in the kitchen sink. About the time she got Karma wetted down and soaped up Karma decided, like Popeye, that he’d had alls he could stands and he couldn’t stands no more, and he hooked a couple claws into the ex’s forearm and slung himself up and out and across the kitchen. That ended bath time that day. Fun times.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Ah, yes, the joys of living with cats. I had a neighbor who raised 4 children in a 3-bedroom house with 2 cats, a dog, several gerbils, a hamster and a snake. At one point they also had ducks in the above-ground swimming pool, and 3 feral cats living (and reproducing) in the garage. The number of times he had to dismantle the furnace to remove a pet (not always still alive), well I can’t even remember how many times. But it all made for great stories when the kids grew up.

      • Jennifer R

        I can think of a couple of old video games where they didn’t give your abilities any more creative of a name than the color of the bar that represented it! (and sometimes they wouldn’t even get that right)

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        Only acceptable as part of the phrase “white Power Ranger”.

        • TJ Barke

          Isn’t it generally just The White Ranger?

          • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

            If so, this actually would be why.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      I was a college freshman in 1974, too– my dormmates and I made up a similar sign, where we made the hand gesture with both hands, joined the “rings” and used the 3 upright fingers on each hand as “wings.”
      This was dubbed the “shist vogel” (“shit bird” in German). Why we decided on German, I can’t remember, but it seems appropriate in Nazi-wannabe Fairbanks’ case.
      Although real modern-day Germans, like Angela Merkel, would want nothing to do with Fairbanks and her shit-birding, I’m sure.

    • Vecchioivan

      The sign would be redundant.

    • kfreed

      In the US the gesture means “OK”… in Germany it means “Asshole.”(Also the case with American Sign Language). I happen to know this because I’m old, German, and was a sign language interpreter once upon a time.

      “No, the “OK” Gesture Is Not a Hate Symbol”
      https://www.adl.org/blog/no-the-ok-gesture-is-not-a-hate-symbol

      “19 Simple Gestures That Might Be Highly Misunderstood Abroad”
      https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielakruschewsky/simple-gestures-that-might-be-highly-misunderstood-abroad?utm_term=.coXZ6YD02#.mdVQl6rWZ

      Then again, Pepe the frog used to be a benign cartoon character until neo-Nazis adopted it as their mascot because idiots gotta idiot (and fascists tend to enjoy adopting/altering cultural symbols/language in order to spread their stupid).

      • Angela Ruzzo

        In my book it means “OK” if you keep the last 3 fingers together, but if you separate them, then to me it means “Flying Asshole.”

  • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

    Random happy nice time. So nice to see a young learn the value of a work ethic. And she is GOOD!

    http://www.wthr.com/article/tiny-ventriloquist-is-star-of-the-show-on-americas-got-talent

    • Miss Dill

      I saw this…you’re right, she is really, really good. And I love that song. What an inspiring clip. : )

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      So will we see her go head to head against Puddles? I’d watch that.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    If I remember my wingnutese, wearing a choker means you want to be dominated and like rough sex.

    • Jennifer R

      Too scared to go whole hog and wear a locking leather collar.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        Right wing snowflakes

    • It’s the slave bangle meaning you want to be dominated. Chokers are for Dommes

      • Shanzgood

        I learn so much here…

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Why do Y’alls think I never go anywhere without a Choker?

  • MizzMazz
    • I hate some of those things, yes.

      That doesn’t mean I would force any of those things to disappear forever, though. Strange. Why would the right assume that liberals would want to make anything they don’t like disappear by rule of law? I don’t remember a single “No Duck Dynasty” bill, or “Down with Dolly!” legislation. But I DO seem to recall banning people from using the bathroom, making it illegal for doctors to talk honestly about abortion and “religious liberty” laws that make it okay to discriminate against gay people. . . .

      OH, WAIT! Sabrina, I think this is a job for you!

      • MizzMazz

        I like some of those things. I think he was just trying to make a stupid 100 list. They just think we’re the mirror image of them, and we want to make things disappear. I for one, do not want to live in a world with no big cheeseburgers.

  • jaspersdad

    Quiet in Portland so far. Free speech rally attendees are surrounded by on all sides by counter protests. Doing their best rile up the crowd. Here’s a live link.

    http://www.kgw.com/news/local/hundreds-of-pro-trump-protesters-counter-protesters-gather-in-downtown-portland/445721962

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      please please, “Free Speech” rally attendees

      ; )

    • Bitter Scribe

      Man, why are these assholes always going on about their right to “free speech”? Do they think it means “free from criticism”? And they’re the ones always going on about “snowflakes.”

  • BadKitty904

    I learned an American Power gesture that’s FAR more apt in Ms. Fairbanks case:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7995b39326f390df2d8d9bc764fc39583ea1aadfb5280f848189de809a55043.jpg

  • TJ Barke
  • Angela Ruzzo

    A friend just sent me this link. It’s kinda funny.

    COVFEFE: THE BROADWAY MEDLEY! 🎭A Randy Rainbow Parody
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UW2ZndKqcg&feature=youtu.be

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      No. It is not “kinda funny.” It is fucking hilarious.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I would have agreed 3 days ago, but I’m getting just a little bit bored with the covfefe obsession. Are you old enough to remember when the song “You Light Up My Life” was released in 1977? I liked it the first two times I heard it, but then they began to play it constantly on the radio (about 3725 times every single day, or so it seemed), and I soon became sick to death of it. I’m getting that way with covfefe.

  • BadKitty904

    Argh, time to run to the pet store, in the rain, to get more kitty food or there’ll be hell to pay come supper-time.

    Gotta go, kidz…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23da90d43ba6878a01ee67f996883f3f2b28af29fb3887066151933b9082f838.gif

    • therblig

      yeah, it’s all cute and cuddly until it bursts out of john hurt’s chest.

  • Shibusa
    • Ezio

      They’re on day 98 of their 30 day plan to defeat ISIS right?

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        130ish days.

  • ichthyopteryx

    I gotta step out, now. I might not be able to check in for a while, so I expect to see the same amount of snark from y’all when I come back. Don’t let the White House’s whiny wrinkled wingnut whackjob weaken your wits. Farewell!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O_HyEOpJEo

    • Doug Langley

      Don’t be long. Remember, it only takes the nukes half an hour to reach us after launch.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Well, now, aren’t you just a little ray of sunshine.

        • Doug Langley

          It’s just common sense never to get too far from the fallout shelter.

          • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

            I’m 60 y.o and have achieved most of my life goals (except for living to a ripe old age), so I’m content to go out in the first wave.

            I may enjoy, okay, fucking love apocalypse novels, but I do not actually want to live one.

            Though you do you!!!!!!

          • Doug Langley

            I just turned 61 today. So get off my lawn, whippersnapper.

  • kfreed

    Hint: Fairbanks was never a Bernie supporter in the first place. Are we noticing yet the many, many random dorks on the Internet claiming to be “progressive” who are in fact Libertarian con artists (Trumpsters)? Apparently, some of us still haven’t mastered the art of recognizing RW propaganda when they see it (setting aside the Russian/foreign Twitter eggs reproducing unabated on the Tweeter).

  • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

    You guys. This new tweeterbox bot is GENIUS. It takes the Orange Asshole’s “tweets” and frames them as Official Statements from the President of the United States, which, essentially, is what they fucking ARE. We all have to follow and retweet!! https://twitter.com/RealPressSecBot/status/871475906535084032

    • TJ Barke

      What does that even mean? I don’t understand what point he thinks he’s making…

      • Shanzgood

        The tweet? Yeah, I’m confused as well.

        • TJ Barke

          It doesn’t make sense from any direction I can see…

          • Jennifer R

            It’s what he thinks a smart person would say.

      • mackafritz

        Don’t break your brain trying to figure it out.

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        It means guns don’t kill people, knives and trucks kill people.

        It’s snark. From the President. Of the United States.

        • TJ Barke

          That’s fucking moronic.

          • Sedagive ’em Hell

            That’s unfuckingbelievably tragic coming from the POTUS after a terror attack.

            I’m so tired of being boggled.

      • I suspect that the point he’s trying to make is that banning guns wouldn’t work, so you have to ban Muslims instead. I know he was also tweeting about his stupid travel ban, so when factor that in and run it through the bigot-to-English translator, that’s what I get.

        • TJ Barke

          The president of the United States of America is using toddler logic…

        • Shanzgood

          I wondered about that after whichever Brit asswit was talking about putting British Muslims in detention camps.

        • Three Finger Salute

          “banning guns wouldn’t work, so you have to ban Muslims instead”

          Sure, that would have stopped OKC, Columbine, Newtown, and Sainte-Foy (which is a particularly apt comparison, as Muslims were the ones who got killed, by a white Canadian who supported Trump’s bigotry and got pissed off at Trudeau). It would have stopped the menace to society in Portland from stabbing other white guys who were defending two Muslims. It would have stopped Oswald, Hinckley, Susan Smith, and that asshole who let his little boy boil in a hot car so he could cheat on his wife with women who didn’t want kids.

          You can’t ban evil. But you can reduce the opportunities they have to cause mass havoc in a matter of seconds by restricting their ability to obtain weapons of mass destruction. And, yes, we really need to stop sticking our heads in the sand about mental health, but we can’t go around blaming “the mentally ill” as a group, and lumping them all in for precrime initiatives either.

          Complex situations require more than just grade-school coloring book answers. Which Neon Carrot doesn’t have the capacity to come up with. He’s the type who’s so out of touch with realities of everyday people that he could actually trade in his BMW because the ashtray is full. Regardless of his being “very, very rich,” though, that’s the level of logic that he operates at.

      • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

        I know, right? He’s such an asshole!

      • Haw, haw. Things other than guns can kill, too, so gun control will never work. QED, Libtards!

    • ltmcdies
    • Jennifer R

      Is it just me or is that a polydactyl cat?

    • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

      So tiny and precious.

  • Sheepshagger

    Hey! It’s the geopolitical version of MRAs wondering why these bitches who they called ugly lesbians won’t fuck them. https://twitter.com/ilangoldenberg/status/871430213246345216

    • Jamoche
    • ltmcdies

      oh I’m sorry …America hasn’t paid it’s climate dues and since the Pentagon has said worsening climate conditions are security concerns…..you want help…pay up, Sparky

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    Well, crispy christ, I gotta go apply deer spray, the little fuckers have been out munching on wildflower blossoms. As an alternative, maybe a pet cougar (what could go wrong?).

    • Jennifer R

      An ocelot would probably work.

    • Shanzgood

      Collect some man-pee and sprinkle it around the area you want them to avoid. My mom did that to keep them away.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Thanks for the reminder. I have a perfectly good male around here who wastes all that beautiful pee down the terlet. I’ll be getting right on that …

    • Thiazin Red

      I read somewhere that deer hate rosemary, so planting a couple bushes works as a repellent. No idea if thats true or not.

    • Jennifer R

      Plant Cannabis. Deer love to eat it and their digestive system can process out the cannabinoids without needing to heat separate them from the plant binding first. The deer get stoned, then you can go out and pick them up for relocation/butchering.

      • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

        Oh, I do like the way you think.

        • Jennifer R

          A friend swears it adds a wonderful undertone to the meat too.

          • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

            ‘Hey, man, what’s your favourite consumable?’
            ‘Venison, man.’

          • Jennifer R

            Flask of Draconic Intellect.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i continue to be amazed at all the things you know!

        • Jennifer R

          Now if I only knew enough of any one thing to be useful!

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Do you have to plant Doritos too? You know, cuz munchies.

  • Nounverb911
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      one for every occasion!

    • TundraGrifter

      “Now – Watch this drive!”

  • Thiazin Red

    What are people playing?

    I managed a play through of Banner Saga where I only got one of my people killed. The sequel is working out much better now that I know I shouldn’t trust my instincts. The best course of action is always to decide what I think I should do, then choose a different option. So far, I have yet to get any of my people killed, whereas in my first play through of 1 my instincts got a lot of my people killed. Its nice that both games are relatively short, so doing a second game to make different choices isn’t a chore.

    • I’ve been on a steady diet of Mario Kart, Zelda: BotW, and Puyo Puyo Tetris, switching between them depending on how dumb I want my fun to be.

    • Jennifer R

      I started another play of 80 Days. I am maybe 10 days into it and am doing well. Some lucky finds early on and I have enough money to basically speed up every route between me and London.

    • Hairstrike Alpha

      I’m trying out Overwatch….see how badly I get my ass kicked.

    • Ezio

      I am playing Lego Batman 3 and realizing that the people who write the Lego games have a better understanding of Superman and Batman’s relationship than Hollywood or Zack Snyder.

      “Robin was in trouble today. That was the first time I’ve let myself show emotion in a long while. It scared me to think about that. And it scared me because he’s my friend. And you are too”. -Batman to Superman

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        When I was a kid, Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern were veteran heroes in their late 30s, steady and reliable. In the 90s, they all became angry Emo 21 years olds, and I stopped reading comics.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      Star Trek Online, It’s been my gaming go-to for 4 years now, I play everyday. :)

      • You know, I have the game, but I have never played it. (It was a freebie for the PS4.)

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          The more Trekkie Y’all are, the moar fun STO is. :)

          • Pretty big Trekkie. But I’ve generally been frightened of MMORPGs. I’ve never really found one that didn’t seem completely overwhelming to me.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            I’d say try it, the tutorial is pretty good, the stories are fun if combat-heavy, and the game is mostly story until you rank up to Admiral.

      • Thiazin Red

        Is that the one with social media for the crew? I think I read about it and it sounded interesting.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          I do almost no social things myself. I was part of a Fleet and such 2 years ago, but it was all drama and I just do my thing now.

          I’m looking forwards to Thursday – Summer of Love on Risa. Swimsuits, sports, Dance contests. :)

    • Duchess Gummybuns

      An MMORPG game called Dragon Blood that I’m gradually realizing I’m not smart enough to play.

      Also, Word Chums on my phone.

    • Darkest Timeline Zach Morris

      Witcher 3! I’m not sure I’ll ever be done – my OCD is not a great match for it, but I’ll get there.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      A save+ of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

      I’m still playing it as an infiltrator too. Tact cloak and a sniper rifle are potent stuff.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Noodling around on Marvel Puzzle Quest, Star Trek: Timelines and Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links depending on timed missions.

    • Raan

      Lately my time’s been mostly taken up by a Minecraft mod called TerraFirmaCraft. I just built a chicken coop and found a continent about two days north of where I settled.

    • msanthropesmr

      Overwatch. Presumably with twitchy 13 year olds.

      You know, people that play overwatch are really into marijuana, judging by the number of screen names containing 420 or blunt.

    • Vel Venturi

      Probably going to head into LotRO this evening.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Just got Tekken 7 and enjoying it so far.

  • Cat Cafe Honors Paris Accord

    Here is something funny to have a moment of Nicetimes: https://twitter.com/FacesPics/status/871207851221553152

  • DensityDestiny

    At what point does a ‘fake’ hand sign used by white supremacists to troll liberals become just a hand sign used by white supremacists? FFS

    • Angela Ruzzo

      When we stop laughing at them for doing it.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Fun fact: In Brazil, it means “fuck you.” The more common middle finger gesture (per the computing origins of my username), represents a penis. But in Brazil, the hole made by clenching the thumb and index fingertips together is a vagina (or anus), and the other fingers are the hairs.

      So it’s actually considered even more offensive than simply the penis gesture, because not only are you saying fuck-you to the person, you’re a) calling them a pussy, b) threatening them with rape (particularly if you put your other hand’s finger through the hole), and/or c) saying something vulgar about their mother.

      If you combine it with the Portuguese word faca (“knife”), it’s dialed up to 11. Facar-lhe, lit. “knife you” (facar — “knife” as a noun made into a verb — to stab or poke [someone], as with a knife or other blunt object) is obviously violent enough. But faca itself is an English cognate of fuck. I’ve heard this construction used sometimes as a colloquialism for rape.

      So… protip: If the waiter or waitress at a Brazilian/Portuguese restaurant asks you how the food is, and you’re still eating, either smile and nod or swallow what’s left and say “Muito bom” (very good). Don’t ever tell him or her in sign language that it’s “OK,” because that’s not OK.

      (Source: Have Euro-Portuguese and Brazilian heritage and relatives myself and know a bit of the language. Also remember this from an interview Conan did many years ago on the old NBC 12:30 show, with SNL alumna Anna Gasteyer. She made this cultural gaffe — minus the “knife” part — inadvertently when on vacation and eating at a restaurant in Rio.)

      • Swampgas_Man

        How do they feel about the “thumbs up”? I heard that’s a dick gesture somewhere.

        • Three Finger Salute

          I don’t know, that might be a fuck-you signal too, but the OK one is more well-known. I think the thumbs-up means “up your ass.” Heard a neighbor last week saying that she told someone to “sit on his thumb and twirl”. And she gave the thumb-up while saying this. The neighbor is of Irish background, so maybe that’s where it comes from?

      • Shibusa

        Richard Nixon famously flashed the “Ok-sign” to a crowd in Rio. They booed him.

  • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

    I’m listening to Al Franken’s new book, “Giant of the Senate” and loving it. As a person who likes snark, er, I mean satire, and politics, it’s perfect.

  • Anna Rompage

    The support stakes for the tomatoes have been driven!

    As long as they don’t get more than 6′ tall, they should be good!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d620fcf56e02fb9bd3ed9365d88df3ec29bc16fd9e9dcfac6b89852fae70b05b.jpg

    • TJ Barke

      Support stake? That’s a t-post.

      • Anna Rompage

        Yes, I’m using these to support the tomato crop this year.

        I’ve done cages in the past, but the toms always get too crazy for the cages and often times outgrow the size of the cages.

    • msanthropesmr

      If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing to the point of overkill.

      • Shibusa

        Agreed. For example:
        *Firing Fox News on-air personalities
        *Investigating Team Trump for Russia collusion and/or money laundering
        *#Resisting …

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      Problem I had with stakes was that the plants got bushier, and the tomatoes grew farther away from the center, the branches would break before the tomatoes ripened. Make sure as the plants grow, you string twine between the posts to make like a net, to prevent too much stress on the branches. And use the right twine, hemp or jute will a abrade the branches.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nice times: Dolphins discover there’s an app for that!

    Apparently, one dolphin in particular really likes the dolphin version of Whack-a-Mole, which is more like Touch-a-Fish.

    • mackafritz

      “Thanks for all the fish!”

      • TJ Barke

        “If only we could get off this primitive dirtball inhabited by psychotic apes…”

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

    Just got back from the store. :) Not too much catcalling, but a lot of people looking. Size 7 jeans, Y’all. :)

    Positive attention makes it easier to stick my diet. :)

    • Yr. Gma

      It seems like just yesterday you were in a size 8!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Last month. :) These 7s are tight, but Do-able. :)

        • Raan

          Congratulations!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            :) Thanx Darlin’.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Us guys who look (discreetly and respectfully) got NO problem with tight. :). ‘least I don’t.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            xD I like when guys look. Catcalling, not-so-much.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            I never understood the urge to catcall. To introduce oneself properly, I understand. But that also takes a minimum level of personal courage.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Indeed. Guys get major points with me by just approaching and talking.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            Glad to know you, Anna.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            And you, Lance. :)

    • Agoraphobia and anxiety is, par for the course. Take it easy, suppress the urge to rush, this keeps the heart and breathing rate low. Check how your shoulders feel or if you have hunched over (compresses the chest and affects breathing). straighten a little and relax, stretch if you like.

      You got through it today and will get through it again. slowly it will get better

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Thanx Hun, but I’m fine. I stride with good posture, and I’ve been out for a walk or shopping everyday this week since Tuesday. :)

        • sorry I thought it was your first expedition. Keep going

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            No probs, it’s sweet that you care. I did isolate last week, 4 days over the Memorial Day thing.

        • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

          Y’know, ‘striding with good posture’ almost certainly has to do with those positive reactions. People mostly scurry from place to place. Someone with plenty of height who walks like they own the ground their feet touch catch one’s attention .

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            :) I try. Heels make it essential to walk with good posture.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Good for you! I’m trying to lose a few too. Hopefully I’ll be down to where I want to be by the time the holidays roll around. Have to say though, it’s difficult to find jeans that don’t drag on your feet if you’re very short. I ended up buying capri pants and they fit just below the ankle. Best of luck!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        Thanx! I’m 5’10”, so length hasn’t been an issue. I do have trouble finding low-rise as I prefer. It seems to be out-of-style.

        • Three Finger Salute

          5 and 3/4 of an inch :) I represent the Lollipop Guild.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Do you have any luck ordering online? I usually haver to order shoes online – Size 11.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I don’t do online, but catalog orders (by phone) or mail-in (old fashioned, I know). The best fit that I’ve found were these capri jeans from L.L. Bean. Others that were store-bought, I’ve had to have tailored so they don’t drag or slouch.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            LL Bean make awesome things, but they aren’t cheap.

            I’ve been finding nice jeans and such at thrift stores, but I’d guess you’d have your same issues there too.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I’m just trying to lay off the caffeine. I was drinking about a half-gallon of our local ice-tea a day, and then had the nerve to wonder why I wasn’t sleeping. The tea contains lots and lots of sugar too, so cutting that out will probably lose me a few pounds.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

        *nods* I gave up coffee in February, because i used to do it double or triple sweet. Also no sugar sodas. I was Size 10 at Christmas, Size 7-8 now,

        I don’t eat much Red meat, and I do lots of vegetables and beans.

  • TundraGrifter

    “At the time of the photograph at issue, Fairbanks was an employee of the Russian government-owned website Sputnik.”

    How could anyone defame her?

    • bupkus231

      It’s clear her ambition/greed/lack of social conscience defames her more explicitly than any third person could…

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
  • Duchess Gummybuns

    Okay…how the fucking fuck do you go from being pro-immigrant to a Trump supporter?

    Immigrants are not some goddamn pet project that you can shove under your bed whenever you lose interest, they’re human beings with families and they’re multidimensional. They’re not objects of pity! I’m so sick of everyone talking about them like we’re observing polar bears at the zoo.

    • msanthropesmr

      $
      also too
      $$

    • Wookie Monster

      There’s more money to be made grifting Trump supporters.

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      My Mom was First Generation, her ‘rents emigrated from Germany after the Great War.

      I bet a lot of white Americans are descendants of Immigrants like I am.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Well, literally everyone who’s white and not living in Europe is technically an immigrant to the “New World.” Actually, most Europeans are probably immigrants too. Didn’t we all come from Africa anyway?

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          Roger that. I just try to remember that, and not be a Bitch to recent immigrants.

          I wonder how many of these Anti-immigrant assholes are recently descended for Immigrants themselves?

          • Three Finger Salute

            Well, there are some Mexican-American owners of construction companies who have made bids to build the Waaaaaalll.

        • zerosumgame0005

          the fun part is if you do come from a family that has been here for about 5 generations or more (both sides of my family) you have a little bit of just about every “race”! so if you live in the South and think you are lily white chances are real good you are as pure as mud :) I call us All American Mutts!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            This. Dad’s side came over for Jamestown. He was born in Texas, we have all kinds of mixing, I am British/German/ Etc. :)

          • zerosumgame0005

            my mom did the regular family tree thing for both sides and traced both sides to the landings of the Mayflower, then hers all the way back to 1066. but she ignored things I learned when I was living with my grandmother and great-grandmother (before the divorce and stuff) when Gongie (great-grandmother) would tell me about the (at least one) n-word in the wood pile, and how her mom was a Cherokee and either bought or stolen by her dad. good times I guess?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            So it seems. I know we have several non-whites mixed in, which Dad considered a source of shame.

          • Three Finger Salute

            The southern Europeans seem to be a little more Heinz 57 because of the proximity to Africa and the Middle East. I’ve been wanting to do the Ancestry DNA thing, but it’s expensive and I don’t trust what they’ll do with the data. Wish there was an at-home one you could do, like those little one-step pregnancy things.

          • aktlib101

            it can’t be home-based. The kits and the machines required to process and then “read” your DNA (this particular analysis is called genotyping) are quite sophisticated and expensive.

          • Three Finger Salute

            Which is why there needs to be better privacy regulations for companies like Ancestry. Or a way to bring down the cost of elective genotyping.

          • A_Changeling

            I don’t quite understand how you can trace your ancestry to a certain place – is there a certain time that the results are compared to, or the present population? Because people have been moving around for ever.

          • Three Finger Salute

            I’m going to guess whatever the map looks like now, so it’s easier for the average consumer to understand. Most Americans are not history buffs, and so have never heard of “Gaul” or “Silesia” or “Asia Minor”. Tell them they came from “Dalmatia,” and they’ll demand a refund saying they didn’t ask for a pet DNA test :)

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            They compare genetic markers (which vary depending on the type of test) that compares your dna against a very large database and can identify which regions are represented.

          • A_Changeling

            But if your ancestors were from, say, one of the ethnic groups Stalin moved around, would it place them where they are now or a hundred years ago?

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            It would place them where the majority of people with those markers live now–this is a dna database, so it’s going to be people currently or recently alive. You might want to do a little Google research.

        • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

          Mais, oui, Fifi!!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I knew I should have scrolled down.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        My dad, same story.

        Edit: And my mom’s dad was from Denmark. Only my mom’s mother’s side were Mayflower types.

      • Swampgas_Man

        Somewhere along the line, probably great-great grandparents, my great-great grandfather came from Scotland and settled in Louisiana. I can only imagine the culture-shock.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          :D Dad’s side was from Yorkshire. We have an unusual name – before the Internet, people tried to sell us books tracing the lineage, and with our Coat-of-Arms.

          • Three Finger Salute

            At least it wasn’t the one with the golf club. :) I think Drumpf is derived from the German word Dumkopf. Dumkopfefe is a little Dumkopf.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            xD

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        Yep. My mom was first gen, too. It’s the only way any of us non-natives got here. Finland and Sweden, represent.

        • bupkus231

          Sisu!

          • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

            YAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! We’ve got it, alright!

          • A_Changeling

            My brother’s cat’s name. Because it got lost from the litter as a kitten and survived a while on its own before it was found, living with a bull.

        • A_Changeling

          I’m still in Finland, but a brother and sister who got married in my family immigrated (they didn’t know they were siblings before they married – that was a few generations ago). Not implying anything about Americans, we’re too shallow a gene pool here to throw stones…

      • Incoming Ham

        My mother was a white immigrant. I don’t get the attitude of these people at all to any color immigrant.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          *nods* The US of A is a nation of immigrants. The Melting Pot has traditionally been our strength.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        My line descends from a horse thief who got kicked out of Luxembourg in the late 19th century. This makes me proud of horse thieves for some reason. Also too, I like horses, so genes? Btw, Conrad’s on the size 7… I’m more jealous of you and your hard work than Ivanka; -)

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          ~hugs~ Thanx, Darlin’. :)

          I love horses too. Grampa worked as a farmer with horse-drawn equipment in Bavaria.

      • Lori

        My Dad has full on Fox derangement syndrome and is sure the Mooslims are going to kill us all. He’s first generation. Even better, when his parents & grandparents came to this country they weren’t considered white. They’re from eastern Europe and the Slavs weren’t let into the white people club until later, and they faced discrimination because of that. Dad is either unable or unwilling to grasp the implications of that.

        • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

          *nods* It’s not that long since Italians, Irish, and Slavic peoples were not considered “white”.

          I really wish people would learn something.

          • Lori

            Yup. My Dad’s family was also Catholic and that was looked down on as well. And yet they’re unable to see why discriminating against the current designated “bad” religion is stupid & wrong.

            The whole thing makes me tired.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

            Tired is the word.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        AOU, K.

      • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

        My maternal grandparents immigrated from Canada, dammit.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        I’m adopted, and don’t care enough to send ancestry.com $75 dollars and some spit. I’m an American, as is anyone who steps into this country seeking a better life.

    • HorseChestnut

      Her initial pro-immigration stance was so shallow it evaporated. It seemed to be based on​ the ever-popular right-wing angerbear talking point of “you can’t tell me what to do!”

    • Shibusa

      She seems like a wannabe anarchist. Or maybe she’ll say anything to get attention.

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        The latter, definitely. If I were on the twatter, I’d send her a pic of a tall icy glass of water captioned, “Here, you are clearly in need of this.”

    • Occam’s 8 ball

      Maybe it would make more sense to think of Europeans coming to America as ‘colonists’ rather than ‘immigrants.’ Only trying to establish a sense of privilege and entitlement compared to the native and slave populations, and even towards other European colonists who came to America after they did.

      • Three Finger Salute

        So how the hell did the Canadians get a reputation for being nice, while the Merkanese turned out to be assholes? At least they recognize the wrongdoing that the white colonists did to to First Nations and Chinese settlers in the past, and have taken steps to make amends. Sorry being the trademark if not the unofficial motto. The U.S., we say “fuck your feelings” and then go on to bomb another country that we never even heard of.

        • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

          It’s the climate. When the place you live is trying to murder you, you really don’t have the energy to be an asshole.

  • zerosumgame0005

    THIS is what it looks like to have a fool and tool playing president!

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/06/04/london-mayor-just-told-trump-to-fck-off-in-the-most-spectacular-way/

    NBC News

    @NBCNews

    Spokesperson
    for London Mayor Sadiq Khan: “He has more important things to do than
    respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet” pic.twitter.com/Vqpi3gOaTH

    7:18 AM – 4 Jun 2017

  • Wookie Monster

    Btw, if you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, get out there! Finally, a non-Bateman DC movie that does not suck.

  • Raan

    Garden update: I got nothing from my corn stalks, but I know why now, and it’s an easy fix in the future. Turns out wind wasn’t enough to pollinate the silk.

    Also HOLY FUCK THESE PUMPKIN PLANTS ARE GOING FOR IT. They’re about two or three weeks old. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/33b50055ac6cc1b2207e3b1d0ad10fa6f9434e242a18b0e89fb541e9227ee670.jpg

    • Chris

      Don’t consider the corn stalks as failures, think of them as exercising excellent birth control.
      On a slightly related note I was talking about how well my avocado trees were doing as I grew them from seed. Someone as if they would bear fruit. I explained about A plants and B plants and no, I was not going to pay for pollination on the theory that I wasn’t willing to pay for my plants to have more sex than me. There are just lines you do not cross and this is one.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    It’s 1 am here and I had a little more to drink than i should have so I am not going to comment.

    • BadKitty904

      Well, that’s certainly never stopped any of the rest of us.

      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        Ewe mist spled curtain.
        *hick*

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I thought that was a prerequisite.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I’ve certainly always assumed so.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Commenting While Not Drinking is a crime in Wonkestan.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Almost as bad as wearing pants.

  • BadKitty904
  • Vecchioivan

    Things are heating up in downtown Portland. Flash-bangs being used. http://koin.com/koin-video-extras/

    • TJ Barke

      I guess I’m a bad person for saying this but I hope some nazi skulls get voted.

    • Anna Rompage
    • Picabo
    • WomanInThePersistence
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Who’s throwing shit at the cops?Stop that shit

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Apparently the some members of the antifa group. Or, as I like to call them, “idiots”.

      • Vecchioivan

        Stupid fucks playing into the Trumpsters’ hands.

    • OrG

      I’m not there,so I don’t know for sure,but it sounds like the cops are there to “protect” the nazis.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I am no huge fan of the PPB. And find these Trumpers to be reprehensible, loathsome pimples on the ass of America. But, they do have right to speak their disgusting, horrible, mindless words without being physically attacked.

        And from what I can tell, it was the Committee to Fuck Shit Up, a/k/a the free-range “Anarchists” who started throwing bricks and shit at the cops.

        • OrG

          They are being intentionally provocative so they can be “victims”.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Of course they are. That’s patently clear. And the idiots throwing bricks are playing right into their hands. Because they are idiots.

          • OrG

            If I was to hold a leftist “free-speech rally” in Texas or Alabama,somewhere I knew I would not be welcome,the cops would not protect me and if I got my ass kicked it would be said I deserved it.THAT’S the difference.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            That’s a hypothetical. In addition going tit for tat with right wing trolls will paint the left as looking bad in the media.

          • OrG

            The left always looks bad in the media,because it’s RIGHT WING MEDIA.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            And would that make you getting your ass kicked okey-dokey? Hell no.

            And please remember that cops in Dallas died protecting a BLM march.

        • Three Finger Salute

          This is actually frightening because history seems to be repeating. The last time incendiary leftists and incendiary Nazis fought in the streets, well… the term “Reichstag Fire” comes to mind…

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        The cops are there to ensure safety and prevent violence from occurring. Some of these Antifa protesters are hurting their own cause by throwing shit and taking stuff and making barricades.

    • Well, who woulda’ thunk it?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Allegra Kirkland at TPM has been connecting some dots — this was published Friday but I just ran across it today. In light of the Assmouth campaigns attempts to establish a secret back channel to talk to Russia, are we sure that hand-delivered peace plan for the Ukraine was really a peace plan? It might be time for the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to subpoena those things.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Using personal couriers to hand-deliver secret and sensitive communiques? Isn’t that kind of the way they do it in Al Queda too?

  • TootsStansbury

    I Googled “cassandra fairbanks nazi salute” to see if this was one of the idiots photographed doing so at the Deplora Ball at inaugur-I can’t-installation? I’ll go with installation but I digress. Evidently she isn’t; but wonder of wonders! This genius noticed that Tim Kaine was giving the Nazi salute on the cover of the book ‘Stronger Together’. This accusation coming from the party with actual Nazis in it. I need, or maybe don’t need, to get out more.

    • Three Finger Salute

      No, but Tina Tequila or whatever-the-fuck her name was, from some forgettable reality show in like 2002 or so, was there with Richard Sphincter and his skinhead brigade giving the German Arm Salute.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • h4rr4r

      Has never tweeted and has five followers? Yeah that seems normal.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg
    • Lance Thrustwell

      What? All I see is some image.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Yeah well nothing political this time. It’s Green day at the Dutch festival Pink pop and I just love the picture and the expression on billy’s face.

    • janecita

      I’m going to see them in August, I can’t wait!

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    I can’t tell whether this woman is more troll or more prostitute (look how much cleavage she shows; she’ll be perfect for Fox Noise).

    As to the claim that those networks are ISIS, al-Qaeda and Hamas. Those entities have no relation to each other. I’ll counter by calling Fox News the KKK.

    • HorseChestnut

      Prostitute libelz. They work for a living instead of stirring up shit on the internet and then suing about it.

    • Chris

      Her version of a Fox News audition tape?

    • Three Finger Salute

      The question is not whether the nudists would be terrorists but whether someone else would attack the nudists. Especially if it’s an LGBT-friendly nudist colony. Orlando was bad enough. But in a way I’m less afraid of another Orlando happening than the millions-strong mob of already-armed-and-dangerous Trump supporters and self-proclaimed “Christians” going all McVeigh on Stonewall Bar or ramming one of their diesel-fuel pickup trucks with balls on the trailer hitch through a Pride parade. Thanks Donald. You Made America Paragraph 175 Again.

      • HazooToo

        The point of the tweet, I think, was that nudists have literally NOWHERE to carry concealed, and usually do not open carry, so they make the softest targets you can imagine. But no terrorist attacks on nudists. Which, now that I think about it, is actually a little weird…

        • Three Finger Salute

          Yeah, I know. It is a funny thing. But I wouldn’t rule anything out at this point. Although, I don’t know that the U.S. has that many nudist colonies to target in the first place. Isn’t it federally illegal or something for a woman to not wear a shirt?

          • Doug Langley

            As explained in How To Lie With Statistics, if there are very few of something, then of course there will be very few whatevers associated with them.

          • Lori

            Public nudity is illegal, but being naked on private property isn’t. There are actually quite a few nudist resorts in the US. (Not my thing personally, but I used to live near one and had a couple informative conversations with employees.)

          • HazooToo

            Not nationwide. We have nudist colonies in the US, maybe they’re not targeted because they’re out of the way.

      • Erala Contratista

        HEY!
        I has trailer hitch balls!!!!
        A surprise gift from El C and a contractor buddy.
        Drove innocently all over town for days until I found them.
        Mine matched my truck, too!

    • wait! what?

      Nudity in combat. Just for fun.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity_in_combat

    • Miles Monroe

      For the sake of decency, please wonkettarians, DO NOT DRAW ANYTHING.

  • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

    I don’t know if I’m better served laughing or crying at these empty headed people who all think they are making such powerful statements.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    And, surprise, the BBC isn’t showing Corbyn’s response speech.

    https://twitter.com/mojos55/status/871491766758891522

    • janecita

      The BBC and The Guardian are very anti Corbyn, it’s really obvious.

      • Three Finger Salute

        I thought they were “left-wing” outlets. Sounds more like controlled opposition. They run hate screeds about Corbyn, about Hillary and even about teddy-bear Trudeau. Did they get lobotomized like the NYT or have they always been this two-faced?

        • janecita

          They have always been like this. The Guardian is not as bad as the BBC, but they don’t like Corbyn, he is too much of a lefty for their taste. They want their Labour leaders to be just like Tony Blair, you know, Tory lite.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      WTF, really? Guardian had some outtakes of his speech, which sounded right on…he even took on Drumpf?
      Is there a reason?

    • Voyager

      Don’t know about TV, but the video is up on their website.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I suspect Brexit voters, those confused dears, don’t get their news from the internet.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Off all the topics: Most people will not voluntarily go to see the more expensive 3D version of most major movies and only do so when they cannot see a 2D version at the time they are available to watch the movie.

    • I find that the projectors are usually set incorrectly when I do try to see the 3D version, for which they are charging a premium. The exception to this would be IMAX showings, but those theaters are a bit too far away for me to drive to for just anything. It’s been a while since something was released that I felt that strongly about.

      I do like 3D, but when possible I simply buy the 3D blu-ray and watch it at home where I know the picture will look the way the filmmakers intended.

    • Lyly Sirivong

      It’s been a few years since I saw a 3D movie in a cinema, but as a someone who has a flat nose and wears glasses, I found the experience very uncomfortable.

    • snark-lurker

      Little old West Liberty, Iowasux, pop. <10k, a local couple fixed up an old theatre that had been closed since forever, restoring a little at a time, had 3D before anybody in Iowa City (tho restoration was still in progress) and ticket prices then and now (years later) were/are half of those in I.C. Restoration has been compled including YOOGE chandeliers and comfy period seating. Also too JBL "Voice of the Theater" speakers behind the screen! Every flick always in focus, always 3D when available, matinees are $4.50 ea now SUCK ON THAT every chain shoe-box theater everywhere!!

    • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

      Apparently China is mad for 3D, so the studios gleefully make everything they can in 3D to penetrate that market.

  • Manhattan123

    She’s 32 so won’t be getting her pussy grabbed by Trump. No wonder she has the sads.

    • TundraGrifter

      About seven inches under her eyes – major.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    So, is this chick a twitch streamer or something?

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      She works for the Kremlin/Sputnik News.

  • Claire

    Huh. MoDo not only says a correct, but in the entire article she did not bitch about Hillary once.

    “America is living through a fractured fairy tale, in the grip of a lonely and uninformed mad king, an arrogant and naïve princeling, a comely but complicit blond princess and a dyspeptic, dystopian troll under the bridge… The more he is labeled a boor and a brute by his critics at home and abroad, the more Trump digs in, trying to drag America back to a time when black smoke belched, women scrambled for birth control, sick people were out of luck, reefer madness reigned and Cuba was shunned.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/opinion/sunday/trump-stomps-planet-earth.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

    • Three Finger Salute

      Trump the Chump cruelly plagiarizes Trudeau.

      “Why do we want to make America great again? Because it’s 1790!”

    • Claire

      Relatedly, James McAuley at WaPo refers to Macron as “the prince regent of Paris and Pittsburgh alike.”

      https://media4.giphy.com/media/VHh8vqt8wldhm/giphy.gif

    • HazooToo

      Yeah… I wonder if we wound up in this “fractured fairy tale” because of people like Modo, who gleefully shit all over Hillary while they thought she was winning?

      • Claire

        Good heavens, no. That would imply that using your media platform to further your insane vendetta against the only qualified candidate in the election was somehow morally repugnant or something.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Wait — people are saying there was a terrorist attack in London. There was another one? I thought people were referring to the Ariana Grande concert from a couple weeks ago, but there was another one?

    The cynic in me says that these are MI5-trained patsies let loose to influence election results for TPTB. I’m not convinced that Oswald acted alone either.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Yes. There was.

    • The Ariana Grande concert was in Manchester. Yes, there was a new one.

      • Three Finger Salute

        :( This bloodshed will never end, will it :(

        • We could be doing better.

          • Three Finger Salute

            We could GTFO of the Middle East and to quit propping up the unhinged apartheid government in Tel Aviv and the Wahabist cancer in Riyadh. Also, making friends with reform Muslim sects that are facing persecution from the fundamentalists, like the Ahmadi, Sufi, Ismai’li and Baha’i. Stop branding Iran as the #1 terror exporter (which is bullshit Hasbara agitprop) when it’s Saudi. Iran just elected a moderate. Riyadh continues to be a cesspool of barbarism. Begin the transition to renewables so we don’t have any ties to the desert oil-reserve countries at all.

          • How very true. But somebody might make a little less money if that happened, so it won’t. But still, how very true.

        • Claire

          I don’t know how it would, and I don’t feel like that fact bodes well for America’s ability to put an end to domestic terrorism either.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • There was one late last night. It is being reported as two, but it was apparently the same group of three people. First, they drove into people walking along London Bridge, and then they ran to a nearby market and stabbed some people there.

  • Picabo

    On this day in history. 1942 Battle of Midway begins.
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-midway-begins

    • Anna Elizabeth, Tank Grrl

      I watched a lecture about Midway a few days ago. It seems the IJN intelligence said there were only Army multi-engine bombers on Midway, so when Marine single-engine fighters and torpedo bombers were encountered by the Japanese, the Admiral on scene assumed US Navy aircraft carriers were already on scene.

    • Miles Monroe

      One of the great “for want of a nail” stories of all time.

  • TheFamilyThalamusPersists
    • Three Finger Salute
    • Claire

      For the ninth year in a row, it says! Also:

      “Hillary Clinton won the top spot for most admired woman. This is the 21st time she’s held the spot. In fact, Obama and Clinton won the top spots every year since 2008.

      Michelle Obama took second place, followed by Angela Merkel, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and Queen Elizabeth.”

      • Doug Langley

        Twenty one times. TWENTY. ONE. TIMES.

        I don’t want to hear any more about “she wasn’t a popular candidate”.

  • Picabo

    On this day in history. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-passes-the-19th-amendment

    • Three Finger Salute

      “SAD!” -Trump

      …and supporters

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos
    • Doug Langley

      More, more. I so desperately want to hear as much as possible from her and imagine “Madam President” in front.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    Somebody enjoys taking the virginity of cheetoh stained basement dwellers. Ok with me if that’s your thing.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Sixty Minutes is rerunning the Chobani yogurt guy story right now. I highly recommend watching it!!!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      When I gets to my time zone. Thanks for the heads up!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        You’re welcome. The man is a saint. He gave 10% of his company to his employees last year. I’m not quite sure how much that gift was worth, but he’s a billionaire, so it was probably pretty significant. He hires translators and provides transportation so that refugees can work for him. Naturally, Republicans hate his guts because he’s a filthy immigrant.

        Damn, I wish he’d run for president.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          He’s not a native-born American. He’d have to settle for the Senate or something.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Oh, crap, I’d forgotten about that. That’s why Schwarzenegger couldn’t run for POTUS back when he was a right wing hero.

  • Carpe Vagenda
  • JoeChristmas

    tl;dr

    troll loser;derp rightwinger

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Works for Sputnik News/Kremlin.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance
    • Everrett Fanuelli
    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Worst charity ride cycling kit EVAR!!!

    • HazooToo

      That’s it. Sentence everyone who voted for Trump to dress just like that. For the rest of their lives.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Totally O/T, but glad your friend is all right.

        • HazooToo

          Me too <3 Thanks for distracting me.

    • Rick Hill

      Could we get some citizens arrests over those flag clothes? At least some citations

      • Erala Contratista

        If he burns his pants, what happens?

        • WomanInThePersistence

          “Pants”?

    • WomanInThePersistence

      He looks nice. And like somebody who desperately craves attention.

    • Thorn Spike

      There is at least nine kinds of wrong in this picture.

      • Rick Hill

        I wonder if he was going for a pentagram, because the Jewises are the evil and all…

    • OrG

      Improper display of the flag.Used to bother the American Legion guys.

      • Vecchioivan

        Not the flag etiquette I learned in Boy Scouts in 1961.

      • Lori

        Only when the hippies did it. The problem was the hippies, not the violation of the flag code.

    • Lyly Sirivong

      The worst is that he probably he thought he looked badass.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        No, the worst is that he apparently brought his daughter.

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          Well it is his weekend to have her

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Heard he’s gotta get home early so he can start his shift at the 7-11

    • snark-lurker

      wut are a “moobs”?

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      The reporter needs a thought bubble … “What the EVER LIVING FUCK is he on about?”

    • Master Contrail Program

      Does he like watching movies about gladiators?

    • therblig

      THIS…IS…embarassing AF

      • WomanInThePersistence

        You don’t dress like this, I’m guessing. It’s embarrassing AF for him, and him alone.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    So today was the first in Minneapolis’s Agenda-21 Hell Days. A street was blocked off from cars for miles and everyone came out and partied on their bicycles and feet and in the sun. Lots of local bands, beer, and food trucks. It ended a couple of hours ago. I made it home but decided to take the bus because since 8 am I have had 2 pots of coffee, 5 beers, 2 quarts of water and have yet to pee. Home safe hydrating. Had a great time in our Agenda-21 Hell.

    • snark-lurker

      Hearty Party!

  • HazooToo
    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      I like ocean meat.

      • snark-lurker

        me like fish stickx

        • Vecchioivan

          You’re a gay fish.

    • wait! what?

      Is this another sequel in the octopus-titanic-Atlantis-rappingshark series?

      • Amy!

        Pffffffftttttttt. Not the cakes tentacle porn we liek.

    • Doug Langley

      Translation: seaweed and Miracle Whip.

    • Bozilingus

      Soylent Green Ocean Meat is People!!1!1@

  • puredog
    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Yeah, it’s not looking good for Trump when Republican idiots like Rubin are calling him “dumb.” It irritates me that none of these “intellectual” Republicans seem to be able to connect the dots between the GOP’s increasing insanity with the election of president Pussy Grabber. They should have put a stop to the insanity during the Bush years, but instead it’s been festering and growing worse.

      • Claire

        Rubin’s so furious about Trump that she’s been taking a sledgehammer to all the buckets she used to carry water for the Republicans. She’s been calling out the entire Republican party for basically everything. Better late than never, I guess, though not by much.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Yeah, it’s been fun watching Ana Navaro freak out over Trump, although she hasn’t changed party affiliation, and doesn’t seem to notice that Trump’s agenda is the exact same that Jeb!’s would have been. I guess they object to him being crass, rather than his bad ideas.

    • janecita
    • aktlib101

      Oh jeez, really? Trump is dumb? She is about 2 years too late, any wonketeer could have opened her eyes a loooong time ago.
      But you know how they say, better late than never.

  • Thorn Spike

    Who?

    No, seriously. Who?

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Who knew that a bunch of gaming and LARPing nerds would make up a core constituency of the alt-right?

  • Lego Ezio

    Hello, it is I, Ezio again.

    I have been legoized.

    • Vecchioivan

      About damn time, too.

    • Rick Hill

      Are you all right? Do you need a safe environment for tonight?

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Yup – Trump took in another round today. It’s sad that ESPN can get this because Peyton Manning was apparently one of His Fraudulency’s “guests” (Senator Bob Corker was another).

    • wait! what?

      To celebrate; all the Poppa John’s that Peyton owns reduced their minimum wage by %20 for the day.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Fuck Peyton Manning. I hope he went into his backswing and broke his fucking neck again.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I really don’t like football much. And know little about it. But I looooooaaaaathe Peyton Manning.

      • janecita

        Isn’t he some sort of religious wingnut?

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          i think so, and we (the left) were awful about it and hated him because argle bargle “reasons”.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Possibly. I don’t know enough about him to care. He just has always annoyed me half to death.

    • Lambsendbeds

      I originally read that as “Trump took a round today”. I got my hopes up there for a second.

  • Vecchioivan

    The organizer of the pro Trump rally in Portland just expressed his satisfaction at the behavior of the counter demonstrators. Congratulations, numb nutses.

  • Picabo
    • Three Finger Salute

      I thought it was “Practice.”

      • William Cook

        In this case, malpractice.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Hey, look at the record of this rubberfaced derp who wants to Make Canada Harper’s Bizarre Again!

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/–Ym2zy_pgsU/WTJp0XVrIsI/AAAAAAABMPU/TeoRe0oSvNQyF3mwZAt0Y6GL5zQfuOu_gCLcB/s640/scheer%2Brecord.jpg

    A platform so slimy, it could have been cribbed from Steve Bannon’s fanfic of Milo and Charlton Heston. No surprise then, he’s also supported by Canada’s version of the NRA. Android Scheer, the Howdy Doody puppet with Deplo-Rebel Media pulling his strings and Harper’s oil-stained hand up his ass. Nice shit-eating grin though!

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      He almost sounds American

      • Three Finger Salute

        Well, he’s a CRAP member (Conservative Reform Alliance Party), so of course he sounds like a goose-stepping idiot.

        • snark-lurker

          “sounds like”?

          • Three Finger Salute

            Looks like a loon, quacks like a loon…

    • janecita

      He sounds nice.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      President of the Donnie Dumbass® Fan Club in Canada?

      • Three Finger Salute

        Sadly, they exist. The “Progressive Conservative” party of Mulroney (disastrous Reagan wannabe) got taken over and refashioned by a real piece of work named Preston Manning (think hybrid of Bannon and Karl Rove) into the bastard monstrosity that is the current incarnation of Canada’s Conservative Party. They incorporated a sort of Tea Party prototype called the Reform Alliance and became known — unofficially, or at least pseudo-unofficially — as the CRAP (Conservative Reform Alliance Party). Harpercons are called Crappers by everyone but Harpercons.

    • ‘Covfefe is Magic’ Ron

      So the Conservatives looked at the big win Our Justin had in 2015, and thought THIS would steal votes away. Yeah, good luck with that, boys.

      • Three Finger Salute

        How about that Drona Ambrose bragging about “kicking JT in the balls”? You stay classy, Alberta.

        Ambrose calls herself a libertarian and is a fan of Ayn Rand novels such as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.”

        How nice. Canada has their own Ayn Coulter. Calls herself a “feminist,” yet apparently wasn’t exactly very receptive to policies like medicinal cannabis and supervised injection centers that could help people with addiction problems — a lot of whom happen to be women.

        http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2017/06/the-harper-regimes-inhuman-legacy-takes.html

        They’re going to have a rough go of it (and I hope they do), if they keep trying to be a Xerox copy of the cancerous US GOP. Something something living next door to an elephant…

  • Ilgattomorte

    Umm, if you make up a fake White power symbol, spread it around the Internet, make sure that all of the “liberals” that you’re trolling see it as a White power symbol and then actually take photos of yourself making the fake White Power gesture, doesn’t it actually then become a White Power symbol?

    I suppose you can laugh at our stupidity because we all fell for a bunch of white racists, looking really white, making a phony white gesture, while they generally very whitely whited around together. But, the only thing that was phony was the gesture. The intent behind it was spot on. So you know what?

    Congratulations! You’ve just created a brand new racist symbol! I’m sure your family will be very proud.

    • Lego Ezio

      And then they have the nerve to claim the left is being “delusional” and “triggered” when they call them on it.