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Happy Tuesday, Wonketariat! Here’s some of the things we may be talking about today.

There’s an email that proves Trump Jr. knew about efforts by the Russian government to help Trump before he had the meeting with that sketchy mob lawyer lady.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was sent out to deny Don Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and even if it did happen, nobody should talk about it. So there!

NBC landed an interview with the mob lawyer lady, and not only does she deny any connection to the Russian government, she frames her meeting with Trump Jr., Manafort, and Prince Kushner as just another meeting with rude assholes.

“Alt-right” crazy guy Chuck C. Johnson admits that he and others helped form a “hidden oppo network” for Peter Smith, the dead guy who asked Russian hackers to look for Hillary Clinton’s murder mail.

Jared Kushner reportedly tried to secure a half-billion dollar bailout for his New York sky palace at 666 5th Ave. from a super-rich Qatari, and that’s just the edge of this rabbit hole.

Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation will inevitably include a probe into social media as it attempts to track down the trolls and bots who tried to brainwash gullible idiots, olds, and irregular jerk-offs with hygiene problems.

Republicans are afraid of drowning in a tsunami of shit under CruzCare as it could tank what’s left of the Obamacare insurance markets.

Mitch McConnell says nobody will get booted off Medicaid, but WaPo is giving that three Pinocchios. (That means it’s bullshit.)

Trump asked military contractors for advice on Afghanistan, and has considered a surge utilizing contractors from DynCorp International at the suggestion of Erik Prince to avoid the appearance of boots on the ground.

Conservatives are working overtime to kill the birth control mandate in Obamacare so that all you junkie whores can no longer get your slut pills.

We only know a little about Trump’s deregulation team, and you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Officials at the General Services Administration have halted a multi-billion dollar deal to build the FBI a new headquarters because it was too expensive, despite the millions upon millions of Ameros already spent over the past decade by Maryland, Virginia, various real estate groups, and Congress to relocate the ugly, decrepit, brutalist building.

Trump’s sketchy voting omission is telling states to hold off on submitting their voter data until a Federal judge can weigh in on privacy protections, so it’s a good thing states have told them to bugger off.

That story about James Comey is so bogus that even Fox and Friends retracted it this morning. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

The VA has “You’re Fired” 500 federal employees since Trump took office, and that’s before the new regs making it easier to remove federal workers have even taken effect.

Randal Quarles has been nominated for regulatory chief of the Federal Reserve. Quarles is a former Bushie who thinks that Dodd-Frank is mean to big banks.

The DOD wants to spend billions of Ameros for a bunch more F-35s in an apparent rebuff of Trump’s tweets to buy older, shittier, F-18 Super Hornets.

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Human Rights Campaign is dropping $26 million Ameros and focusing its efforts on Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada, to push LGBQT issues ahead of the 2018 election.

The Minneapolis Police Department is trying to explain why it lied about needlessly shooting two dogs after home security footage showed the responding officer pulling his firearm without reason. Poor pupper! :(

Former Soviet Baltic states are terrified that Putin will come knocking on their door any day with tanks, and missiles, and pee hooker tapes.

A US soldier in Hawaii has been arrested for attempting to help ISIS by providing weapons training and military secrets.

There’s a twitter account that is reporting to have found new military bases inside Syria that are being used by the CIA and anti-ISIS forces. WOAH, if true.

A filthy “communist” really hurt Chris Christie’s fee-fees while Christie was blathering into the ether on a sports radio show. The caller was apparently mad that Christie had put his “fat ass” on a public beach while the state was shut down last week.

Sean Hannity defended Don Jr. in a long-winded monologue; he’ll be damned if that goddamn bitch didn’t set him up!

And here’s your morning Nice Time! Penguin Chicks!

Freedom isn’t free, but ‘Yr Wonkette is! Throw us some Ameros so things stay that way!

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  • mardam422

    His EMAILS!!!!1

    • laughingnome

      It’s okay if you’re a Republican email.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    irregular jerk-offs with hygiene problems

    Hey! I’m sitting right here!

    • From Russia with Love

      Us regular jerk-offs feel slighted.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Try the metamucil.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Skeptical_thinker

      Karma, a bitch when she wants to be.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        And she always wants to be.

  • dslindc
  • From Russia with Love

    NBC landed an interview with the mob lawyer lady, and not only does she deny…

    So, guilty as charged.

  • dslindc
    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      ‘Target-rich environment.’

      • From Russia with Love

        Metaphorically, shouldn’t they be meat balls?

    • Antonin Dvorak

      This why he has a 20 strong team of investigators and prosecutors. They can go after 20 different tennis balls at once.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Captain Kangaroo?

      • PubOption

        Raul Labrador?

  • Nounverb911
    • dslindc

      “Fake news! Everyone knows it’s, refudiate!”

      -Sarah Palin

    • Opalescent Riddles

      As in, “when Don Jr learned of foreign operatives who wanted to feed him oppo intel, he did the opposite of repudiate it.”

    • I thought it meant when the GOP comes in a totally distorts or destroys a perfectly lovely system or organization.

      “The health care system in the U.S. became much worse once Mitch McConnell got his stinkin’ paws on it and managed to completely repudiate it.”

    • Crystalclear12

      Wow, they are good at this.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Give those penguins some herring!

  • Marion in Savannah

    I hope somebody finally fed those chicks!

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Those penguins come at the camera like drunk spring break girls.

  • Nounverb911

    OH! David Brooks tried to make believe he was human today….

    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/884754467375239168

    • Gayer Than Thou

      The kinder thing would have been to patiently explain to her what each of those menu items was, preferably loudly and in the same tone one would use for a six-year-old.

      • PubOption

        You are assuming that Brooks actually knows what is in the sandwiches, and isn’t just a poseur.

      • Persistent Demme

        Or he could have mansplained everything.

    • ManchuCandidate

      This is a complete lie. David Brooks has no friends.

    • janecita

      What the fuck!!! I didn’t know that you need a college education to order a shitty sandwich!

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        You need at least a PhD. in Italian to figure out what Pomodoro is you silly.

        • From Russia with Love

          Those Italians have a different word for EVERYTHING!

          • eka

            I wonder if our current situation will help stop the trend of randomly inserting english words in other languages.

        • janecita

          You say Pomodoro, I say Tomato 🍅

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            HA!

        • Beanz&Berryz

          It holds a man’s hair in place… duh.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        For shit sandwiches you need to work at the WH these days.

    • From Russia with Love

      So did David order sopaipillas pasadas con azúcar?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Then he took her furniture shopping and boinked her.
      Oh, and then he woke up.

    • laughingnome

      This is ridiculous. Prostitutes hate sandwiches. They always make you pay twice as much.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I made this joke befoar but you got moar upfists {sucks thumb}

        • laughingnome

          Really? Sorry I missed it. I’ll find it and upfist it.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            Thank you. I have Trumpian levels of insecurity

          • laughingnome

            Can’t find it. Where is it?

    • janecita

      And by the way, Brooks is a dumb ass, because wtf is “capicollo?” The right word is Capocollo! Or maybe he meant “Capicola,” either way Brooks is an asshole.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Oh come on, you can spell them a variety of ways! It’s not like they were written using the English alphabet!

        • janecita

          Especially if you are Brooks, then you can pull the spelling out of your ass.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Seems fair, Brooks pulled an Applebee’s Salad Bar out of his ass.

          • BigCSouthside

            In my experience the spelling of that particular deli meat is generally pulled from the deli owner’s ass. Gotta be one of the only foods that has like 9 accepted spellings.

      • BigCSouthside

        Gabagool? No?

        • janecita

          Sure, if you are a Jersey faux Italian:-)

    • laughingnome

      Upper-middle-class moms is a top search term on Porn-Hub.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        And you know that because…?

    • OneYieldRegular

      Then, at the Mexican place, she was confronted with names like “Tacos Pancho Villa” and “Burrito El Borracho” and ingredients like chorizo, lengua and cilantro. So I took her back to my place for Wonder Bread and mayonnaise sandwiches.

      • janecita

        Ewww “lengua!”

      • laughingnome

        What I want to know is where he hid her body.

        • janecita

          Basement?

          • laughingnome

            Maybe under the salad bar at Applebees?

    • Skaarphy

      David Brooks, losing high-school-only friends in godspeed mode. Wonders where his childhood dreams went in 3-2-1 …

      • Maggielle

        Christ, what an asshole. I have a high school education and a little college (I dropped out) and I got over that class-based timidity eons ago. If I don’t know what something is, I freakin ask. Nobody is born knowing how to pronounce stuff, you learn, or you ask. I can’t really afford to go to gourmet sandwich shops these days, but in times past, when I’ve seen something on a menu or a wine list and I don’t know what it is, I point and I ask. ManchuCandidate is right: Brooks has no friends.

    • Doug Langley

      You know, I wouldn’t go around bragging my friends are educationally challenged.

      • eka

        I wouldn’t go around claiming we have an educated class.

    • Hemp Dogbane

      Instead of the wishy washy headline this column should be titled Lunch Meat For High School Grads.

    • Wow…I can’t even…

    • Persistent Demme

      What a snob and a jerk.
      I assume this was in NYC.
      Their sandwich shops are lightning paced, but usually have very detailed descriptions of all sandwiches.
      I like how he managed to insult her and Mexicans at the same time.
      (And I thought all the “elite assholes” were supposed to be Dems.)

    • Querolous
    • susan_g

      He could have explained the sandwich menu or found a menu with descriptions of them but learning is bad for the poors–very, very bad. (David Brooks = Stronzo)

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      A high school DEGREE? Sounds like a Canadian Girlfriend to me.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I am working on my pitch for my new prime-time procedural, Sketchy Mob Lawyer Lady.

  • ManchuCandidate

    https://media.giphy.com/media/oVgYGkoQ8W1QQ/giphy.gif
    Donald “GOB” Trump only wishes he blued himself instead of blowing himself (up) by pouring more gas onto the Trump/Russia Drumpfster fire.

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    The news has rather a different complexion when you start seeing it as the frantic flailing-about of an administration that is starting to see the cracks grow and spread.

    • eka

      well, there is something amusing about it until you remember that people will die as a result of this administration, what with the health care thing and turning away refugees.

      • From Russia with Love

        Welcome to America. People die as a result of every administration.

        • eka

          sure, but until now we’d been moving in the right direction.

  • Nounverb911
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    • Antonin Dvorak

      Brilliant.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Oh come now, Wonkette, the insertion of Chuck C. Johnson into the Donny Jr. Debacle Show is just gratuitously over the top. Next you’ll be telling us that Tomi Lahren was there too, being filmed by James O’Keefe.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      In a conservative adult film! (It’s like a regular adult film, except all the dirty talk is about things like defunding school lunch programs and giving tax credits to handgun purchasers).

      • From Russia with Love

        But there is plenty of turgid love muscle.

  • Nounverb911
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Oddly believable.

    • Doug Langley

      That might actually be true.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The moral of the story is don’t buy buildings whose address is 666. Duh.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      It wasn’t like he had a choice: when he sold his soul Satan was VERY specific.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I saw that movie…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      To be fair, one of the house numbers was loose, so he thought it said 669.

      • Doug Langley

        “Dear Penthouse, I never thought this would happen to me . . . I now live in a penthouse.”

    • Antonin Dvorak

      It would make for a decent plot on a Netflix series, though.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    OT but I find it hilarious that every now and then you see someone is typing a comment to one of your posts and they take reeeaally long so you expect a long post but apparantly they run out of snark so the comment dissappears and simply becomes an upfist.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      If I had a dime…

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        You would put it in a jar and save up to buy a pee-hooker tape.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I clicked on “reply” and was just going to let it fester, but I gave in. Happy now?

    • Major_Major_Major

      Forgot what I was gonna type.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Start a reply, realize someone already said it, leave reply open till finally clicking to different page.

    • laughingnome

      Well…so?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Well nothing. Just an observation. Watching the Tour de France meaning I have a LOT of time on my hands to make these kinds of observations.

    • proudgrampa

      That happens to me a LOT.

      • Maggielle

        Me too. I start typing, then I look at what I’ve written and I realize I’ve run the gamut from inane to insipid, so I erase it and then leave it empty and go away. I do not know how to undo a blank comment box. I have saved you all from much blithering, except for this particular comment, which I will post. You can’t stop me. I’ll take you down with me.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          If you click on “Reply” again it will disappear.

    • If you open the reply doohicky and just leave it open forever it could drive somebody crazy!

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Psst. I think someone is doing that right now.

    • Hemp Dogbane

      One other person is typing,,,

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Now it’s 2! Now it’s one again, and a new reply is there! It’s almost as exciting as golf on the radio.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I just assumed the phone rang or the boss walked in.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Hmm that makes sense.

        • Mr. Blobfish

          Or the police showed up after the librarian told you to leave.

          • Lori

            We had to call the cops to remove someone from our library yesterday*. Good times. good times.

            *She was doing drugs in the women’s bathroom.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            That activity is permitted only in the section with gardening books.

          • Lori

            We wish she’d been doing something grown in a garden. Her stash came from a lab run by one of our local entrepreneurs. (This area has a nasty meth problem.)

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I sometimes realize my snarky comment really isn’t that interesting or funny.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        That’s something I never realize.

        • From Russia with Love

          Just spit them out there and let god sort them out.

      • From Russia with Love

        No need to self censor for the likes of us, dear.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Exactly. And when you realize how shitty most of my posted non-comments are, imagine the garbage I actually edit out!

    • Opalescent Riddles

      The reply is coming from inside the thread!

    • From Russia with Love

      👍👍

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      That would be me, trying to craft a good joke, not making it work, and then abandoning the effort.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Guilty!

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    If Trump the lesser were any dumber, he’d be his dad.

  • Nounverb911
  • La forza del resistino

    CruzCare. Is that where we all get sick off of a bad sushi bar and wait for the cabin steward to distribute garbage bags to barf in.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      To crawl into to die in… “welcome, will you be dying in or out this evening?”

    • From Russia with Love

      If you pay for the high priced plan.

      • La forza del resistino

        I only cruise Lido deck for that reason.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I understand that CruiseCare doesn’t cover theta clearing.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable FBI headquarters unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded..

  • Reximus

    Thought for the day: If The New York Times knows all this, imagine what Bob Mueller knows.

    • vivian

      Why did Mr. Mueller hire a DA with a track record of convicting terrorists? WTF is he finding out? How fetid is this pile of idiocy?

      • Lori

        Mueller might have offered her the job simply because she had a rep for being very good at dealing with witnesses from other countries.

        The question that would keep me up at night if I allowed myself to think about it too much is, “Why did she say yes?” It’s possible that she was simply taking the opportunity to make connections that will facilitate a very lucrative move to private practice, but that wouldn’t be my first guess.

        • SweetDeeKat

          The ability to work for justice is intoxicating. Burns you out, but is a fiery flame.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Junior responds to his critics in a detailed tweet:

    Donald Trump Jr.‏ Verified account @DonaldJTrumpJr July 11
    I know you are but what am I?

    (*I totes made it up. __ or did I? Yeah I did.)

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Sure, sports talk radio is filled with unlikable loudmouths, but Christie is a Cowboys fan. His shit ain’t gonna fly in NY.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      What better job for the man featured in the most humiliating baseball uniform photo ever? Fuck. He should just run a carny booth on a Jersey boardwalk somewhere and STFU.

      • vivian

        Charge people $5 a head to throw rotten fruit at him. $$$$!!! Move over LoriTami, a new McClarenRover is just waiting for me!

      • Mr. Blobfish

        He’d be perfect for the dunk tank.

    • Seriously? Christ, that man has no class.

  • Joe Beese

    Donald Trump is also ugly, decrepit, and brutalist but we still have to respect the office.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Plus, his eyebrows are at least 1″ long.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I think they’re actually caterpillars.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Msgr_MΩment

      [How] Far [does the grift] go?

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Can you imagine John Turturro as Don Jr.?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Blood Stupid?

      • Joe Beese

        The Big Lewandowski

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Heil, Caesar?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      True Grift?

    • laughingnome

      If we are alive to watch it.

    • Wes Anderson’s interpretation would be horrifyingly adorable

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      The first collaboration of Shonda Rhymes and George R R Martin!

    • therblig

      Lawyer, Where Art Thou?

    • Burn After Emailing

  • Bill D. Burger

    Full steam ahead! All aboard….

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEdKrglWsAME7v5.jpg

    • Doug Langley

      “What a smooth ride! And we’re going so fast!”

    • therblig

      looks well oiled

  • Nounverb911
    • Antonin Dvorak

      Why does LA need the Olympics again? They have had them 3 times already. Why not some other city, like Denver or Pittsburgh?

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        Bowling Green could use some positive PR.

        • laughingnome

          The Bowling Green Massacre happened during the Olympics. I don’t think they want to relive that.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I vote Detroit!

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          Enough vacant buildings to house the athletes.

        • Antonin Dvorak

          Huh, tha isn’t a half bad idea, It would give so much needed economic stimulus.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            And so many poor miniorities to kick out to make room for development!

          • Antonin Dvorak

            Would anyone get kicked out though? There is such a glut of empty real estate it would make much difference.

          • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

            Billions of dollars of development that will be hollow shells after the Olympics are over.

          • Lance Thrustwell

            Eh, relocating in Detroit isn’t hard. Lots of vacant properties. It’s finding a job that’s hard.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            I will tweet that to Trump. If that is not a USP for Trump, I don’t know what is.

        • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

          Or Knoxville. Polish that old Sunsphere and put it to use!

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Can we have you put the Olympic Village in Windsor?
          – the atheletes

      • Lori

        Why would you want to do that to the budget of Denver or Pittsburgh?

        Seriously, hosting the Olympics is a total money suck for most places, the main effect of which is to leave the city dotted with derelict sports venues. LA has the advantage of being large enough to have existing venues for most of the games’ needs so they wouldn’t have to spend a bunch of money on useless building projects.

        • Left Coast Tom

          Plus, since the traffic on the freeways doesn’t move anyway it’d be no problem to repurpose them for track and field events.

          • Lori

            The traffic moves better during major events—all the locals not directly involved stay home. (Seriously. When there’s a huge event in LA they do a major push to get everyone who possibly can to work from home or take vacation.)

        • PubOption

          I’m sure Stan Kroenke’s new stadium could be used for some events. It might even fill with spectators.

        • eka

          our image is bad enough, we don’t need other countries asking why we put french fries in everything. let’s leave pittsburgh out of this.

      • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

        Denver is pretty much blacklisted after they didn’t cough up enough dough to host the 1976 Winter Games (the games were held in Innsbruck, Austria because they still had most of the infrastructure built from the 1964 games).

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Twice. And the ’84 Olympics weren’t real, since the Soviets were still pissed that we fucked over the ’80 Moscow Games.

        Besides, Pittsburgh wouldn’t want them (not nearly enough hotel rooms!), and Denver has altitude issues. Seattle….Dallas….Chicago….even St. Louis again would all be good choices tho.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      Sorry Donnie but we only do business with corrupt politicians who pay up.

      Sincerely.

      IOC

    • Lori

      Well, LA can kiss the Olympics goodbye for another round. Better luck next time folks.

      • PubOption

        The delays when athletes couldn’t get to the stadium because of police chases blocking traffic would be embarrassing.

        • Lori

          Naw. When major events are in town even the criminals telecommute.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        One thing Angelenos could actually thank Trump for.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Working hard. Pfffffft!

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Well, someone’s “tuned”….

    • Covfefe

      That’s one way to spike US gold medals. Any athlete who can beat Americans won’t get a visa.

  • Reximus
    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      He misspelled “treasonous”.

    • Lori

      Standard political practice for Nazis, maybe.

    • vivian

      I’m assuming he’s referring to his experience back in the Soviet bloc.

  • Bill D. Burger

    New Trump hats! Get yours today.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEaaDdNVoAAPL2E.jpg

    • FASHION TIP: Wear it backwards when blowing Russian dictators and their oligarch cronies. It makes a bold, edgy statement and allows easier access.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    I think tRump Senior is starting to regret hiring all these relatives that appear to have inherited the incompetence gene.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Joe Beese

    Let’s welcome Syria as the newest member of the Countries With American Military Bases family.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
  • Randy Riddle

    Speaking of ugly, decrepit, and brutalist, how’s things with Dick Cheney these days?

    • Cyborgian

    • Nounverb911

      Still looking for lawyers to shoot in the face.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        He can have some of Trump’s.

    • Joe Beese

      As I was walking my dogs this morning, I mused on the fact that Cheney was still enjoying the special grip on life that only truly evil people have – but that he would have to die someday and wouldn’t it be nice in my retirement to travel to his grave and piss on it.

      • vivian

        Careful there, the batteries for his 18th artificial heart can still deliver quite a jolt.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        That’s my retirement plan.
        Travel to San Clemente. Piss on grave.
        Travel to Tailgunner Joe’s. Piss on grave.
        Travel to the Gipper’s. Piss on grave.
        etc., etc., etc.
        Rinse, later, repeat.

        • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

          Now THAT’S a bucket list!

      • Covfefe

        The two Corinthians say: Any attempt to put out the fires of hell by pissing on them is futile.

    • Ωbjectifier

      He’s more machine than man now.

      • Good one – and spot on.

      • PubOption

        Did the process of rebuilding him cost taxpayers more than $ 6 million?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Pig parts, if you count valves and shit. Why waste human parts that are more likely to be rejected, allegedly.

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    Couple of things I noted in the article on the F-35:
    While there was some mention of what the Pentagon was supposed to be paying for the plane, nowhere was there any mention of what it actually COSTS.
    Also missing was any indication of whether or not it actually works as advertised. Last I saw it still doesn’t do what it says on the box, and might never. I’m reminded of the Dassault Balzac V VTOL fighter, which could take off and land vertically, and fly supersonically – just not on the same flight.

    • Doug Langley

      “How much does it cost?”
      “How much have you got?”

  • Nounverb911
    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      They just discovered mindfulness.

      • They found minds to work that with?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        That’s good, ‘cuz they discovered mindlessness a *long* time ago.

        • Kathleenrshaffer

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !ps115d:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !ps115d:
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  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Black people, okay. Dogs? You shoot them sonsabitches, you better have a pretty damn good reason, Minneapolis police!….

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Here in GA, they’ve done both, people and their dogs. While trying to serve a ‘no knock” warrants on the wrong houses.

  • Joe Beese

    Hannity read Trump Jr.’s statement on the meeting and said, “The meeting was meaningless, did nothing to produce anything. Where’s the collusion?”

    He asked why this Russian lawyer was allowed into the country last year in the first place, and said that the meeting itself may have been a set-up.

    https://i1.wp.com/www.murrayewing.co.uk/mewsings/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Coppolas_Dracula_Renfield.jpg

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Paraphrasing Colbert: So…you admit to trying to collude, you’re just really shitty at it?

    • TJ Barke

      Akin to saying “The assassin went to hang around and kill his target, but the target never arrived, so where’s the crime?”

    • Doug Langley

      Olbermann pointed out that just after the meeting, Trump Sr was suddenly tweeting about Hillary’s “33,000” deleted emails. That was the first time he used the figure 33,000. Where did he get it?

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Ya think?

  • BearLeft

    Irregular Jerk-offs with Hygiene Problems — best new band name yet.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I was an Irregular Jerk-off: always just a beat off.
      /try the veal.

    • therblig

      if you jerk without rhythm, you won’t distract the worm

  • Doug Langley

    Speaking of FBI buildings, I found this quite interesting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm5xvTVNmLs

    • MizzMazz

      I will finish watching it later, but the intro had me giggling, when the voice over said, “futuristic tools, cutting edge technology” and they show someone using a Dremel. Didn’t know I had futuristic tools and cutting edge technology in my closet.

      • Doug Langley

        Well, that’s editors for you. “He says cutting edge, hmm, what do I have that shows cutting – aha!”

        • MizzMazz

          Sighs, like my SO’s website for his company. He makes probe heads and other devices for measuring resistivity, so there’s clip art of scientists doing sciency things that have nothing to do with his products.

  • Joe Beese
    • Bub, the truculent Zombie

      As a high school dropout, I found Brooksie’s column grossly insulting…

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Hmm. Obama is from “Hawaii” and the ISIS sympathizer was in so-called “Hawaii.”

    Connect the dots, Sheeple!

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg
    • therblig

      Have we ever actually seen Hawaii’s long form Articles of Statehood?

      • Bemused Australian

        Jeff Sessions referred to Hawaii as “some island”

    • Ghenghis McCann

      It’s easy connecting the dots. The problem has always been the people who connect the wrong dots.

    • canes_pugnaces

      Obama is from Kenya. Liberals don’t know anything.

  • Reximus

    hmmm….nothing to see here, Vegas 2013

    https://twitter.com/stealthygeek/status/884736083715661824

    • therblig

      says who?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Whoah! Good photo! Send to Mueller!

  • vivian

    It’s almost as if having lived a life of privilege being insulated from the consequences of ones actions doesn’t quite result in the attention to detail required for competent governing.

  • Proud Liberal

    Did anyone else hear Sebastian Gorka on MSNBC this morning? He just flat out lied about the Clinton campaign going to Russia to get information on Trump. That’s just flat out ridiculous!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      yer flat out right!

      • Proud Liberal

        And I’m flat out ticked off too.

    • therblig

      did msnbc call him out or just let it go?

      • Proud Liberal

        Stephanie Ruhle tried to but he wouldn’t shut up. Typical for a Republican.

        • Bub, the truculent Zombie

          Do an O’Reilly. Cut the fascist bastard’s mic.

    • WHY IS GORKA STILL A THING? He has been utterly discredited at every turn and is an INSUFFERABLE BLOATED PRICK.

      GOD.

    • HorseChestnut

      Why is he even on the TV? GO AWAY, WEIRDO. He’s not even American, which doesn’t seem to matter any more in politics, as long as you’re right-wing.

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    The stories about Kushner’s 666 Fifth Ave investment are very illuminating. And this idiot is who Donnie expects to solve some of the thorniest problems the U.S. has ever faced? What a goddamn joke.

    • rosenbomb

      People keep talking about all the jokes coming from this administration, and it’s the weirdest thing– I haven’t been laughing! Maybe I’m missing something…

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        They are not the funny “ha, ha!” kind of jokes.

  • Bill D. Burger

    The Russian lawyer (via the snippets from Kier Simmons’ interview with her) sounds more believable than Stump Jr. Surprise! I know. And while I have no doubt there’s enough blame to go around, it sounds so much as though the Russians trolled her around with the possibility she had information damaging to Clinton___ and Jr (along with Mannafort and Kushner), so very, very….very anxious to please The Orange Foolius, were easily caught. They wanted to talk to her ASAP.

    She says she was contacted by the Trump buttboyz’ and that completely contradicts Trump and his spinners. Oh…it’s all so salacious and I have no doubt this is the tip of the iceberg. I thought the ‘collusion’ story would fade and the $$$$ shady dealings and $$$$ laundering stories would ascend and take over, but both are looking very strong at the moment.

    • Lori

      In fairness, you’d expect her to sound more believable. She lies for a living. For the Russian mob. You don’t live last long in that line of work if you can’t make the story sound good.

      • Bill D. Burger

        In this case, the ol’ phrase, “The lesser of two evils is still evil.” somewhat applies.

        • Lori

          Which one is the lesser evil? I honestly can’t tell any more.

    • shivaskeeper

      Why not collusion and money at the same time?

      If I had to guess, a lot of Two Scoops minions are going to go down for collusion or looking the other way while others tried to collude. Two Scoops himself will go down for financial fuckery.

    • eka

      but we still need to answer what did he know and when did he know it. i’m worried he’ll slide by just on being an idiot, having told his spawn to make it happen without concerning himself with the details of how.

  • TundraGrifter

    So Donnie Jr. wanted to be a hero. He roped in the most senior people on the Trump Campaign (who couldn’t refuse to go to the meeting because he’s the son of the boss).

    Does anybody else get the feeling these people have never done this before?

    • Proud Liberal

      I get the feeling they have a “win by any means” mentality.

      • TundraGrifter

        And – like most folks who try that – they are discovering such an approach often leads to losing. Good things aren’t accomplished via poor means.

      • Jim Johnson

        After all, that is the Republican way.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Still, when contacted by a hostile foreign power offering stolen info on your opposition and your old man is running for POTUS, you’d think anyone who paid attention in HS civics, day 1, (I know I’m asking a lot here.), would say, “Hell no. Contact the FBI.”

      They do behave like a sick and political version of the Keystone Cops, but that’s no excuse.

      • vivian

        Unless, of course, the foreign government trying to help you has also bailed your family out multiple times through shady real estate deals.

      • Entitled business asshole mentality. There are no real rules for these folks. I was very tangentially in that world many moons ago. Things like ‘treason’ and ‘crime’ and ‘culpability’ just don’t translate.

        Until they land in jail.

      • TundraGrifter

        Certainly contact the FBI. And perhaps bring an agent to the meeting, instead of the person running the campaign and the son-in-law of the candidate.

        The notion that none of these people told (as in “bragged to”) Mr. Trump about this little get-together is complete nonsense.

      • TundraGrifter

        You’re reaching for the stars.

  • therblig

    wbgo playing “if i only had a brain” right now. seems appropriate to the topic at hand.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    OT but Gawd I hope that Mueller’s office is buzzing with activity EVERY DAY like a combination of the NYT Editorial department the day after the JFK assassination and a NASA mission control center 10 minutes before launch.

    • mackafritz

      I wish it would settle down so that they can concentrate on one thing. I sometimes think it’s all noise to distract from the real story.

      • jesterpunk

        That wont happen with President Gish Gallop.

      • shivaskeeper

        Remember they have access to info we do not. They are not doing the investigation via Twitter or editorials. Of course there will be false trails and leads that go nowhere. They will also have to filter out the noise and deliberate lies and disinformation,but I would rather they be extremely thorough and look at everything.

        The more dirt they come up with, the more of a chance there is some of it will stick.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        There have been so many great legal minds recruited that I not worried. I am also not worried about how much time it takes.

  • paxpax

    ….the ugly, decrepit, brutalist building….

    I kinda like that kind of architecture – I know it’s not for everyone.

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Trump asked military contractors for advice on Afghanistan, and has considered a surge utilizing contractors from DynCorp International at the suggestion of Erik Prince to avoid the appearance of boots on the ground.

    Because anything worth doing is worth doing at 5x the cost (plus a little skim for the family)?
    Oh, and you can maybe skirt some of those pesky articles and rules of war?

    • Ghenghis McCann

      What did Nicolo Machiavelli have to say about mercenaries over 500 years ago?

      I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed. Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. They are ready enough to be your soldiers whilst you do not make war, but if war comes they take themselves off or run from the foe; which I should have little trouble to prove, for the ruin of Italy has been caused by nothing else than by resting all her hopes for many years on mercenaries, and although they formerly made some display and appeared valiant amongst themselves, yet when the foreigners came they showed what they were.

      • shivaskeeper

        Having run across them a time or two, that assessment still holds true today.

      • laughingnome

        What family was Machiavelli a soldier in? Gambino? Genovese?

        • Ghenghis McCann

          He wasn’t a soldier, he was a consigliere.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      I can’t believe they’d suggest using more of their services!

      • Lori

        This is my shocked face,

      • Ghenghis McCann

        “They’re bound to have learned from their mistakes. So, lets give them another go.”

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Look on the bright side: most of them would be Salvadoran, Serbian, South Afican, Congolese, etc. We wouldn’t be creating new war criminals — we’d mostly just be padding the résumés of established war criminals.

    • Jon Sussex

      DynCorp International is owned by Cerberus Capital Management whose CEO is Steve Feinberg who was an economic advisor to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and who the NYT reported on 15 Feb 2017 would lead a review of the intelligence agencies.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    David Frum is very concerned that we never have fun while serious business is happening.
    https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/884770095398092800

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      We can multitask, David. Thanks.

      • Bemused Australian

        I can’t. Or at least not well.

        • Maggielle

          I really can’t either. I’d have saved myself a lot of grief if, when the job interviewer started out with the importance of multitasking, I’d have asked, “So how many people used to do this particular job?” Because then I’d have known they meant to work me to death.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Should I be concerned about his concern?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        The cycle of concern is hard to break.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Now THAT is very concerning!

          • Concern all the way down!

          • MynameisBlarney

            Concern squared.

          • Metaconcern

          • Wild Cat

            String-theory concern.

          • Wild Cat

            “I am concerned
            As you are concerned
            And we are concerned
            We are concerned all together
            Look how concern flies
            Like Frumie in the Sky
            With concerminds . . .
            I am the Frumsky
            You are the Frumsky
            I am the Krauthammer
            KooKooKachoo!”

          • MynameisBlarney

            Aaaaaand you just won the innernetz!

        • Bemused Australian

          I worry about its persistence.

      • proudgrampa

        No.

      • Kiri the Unicorn
      • Jeffery Campbell

        No, that’s level of “society” beneath our notice.

      • eastcoastlib

        Concerning your concern, no need to be concerned

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Don’t tax our patience with you David Frum! We like you for now. But in a sane and just world, you’ll go back to being a mildly annoying Republican, as God intended you to be.

    • rosenbomb

      Clearly David Frum doesn’t know how fun it is to laugh at David Brooks

      • vivian

        Clearly David Frum doesn’t know how fun it is to laugh. FIFY

        • Wild Cat

          Clearly David Frum doesn’t realize there’s no way he can ever redeem himself after being a prime mover in the death and torture of millions.

    • Bill D. Burger

      I keep agreeing with David Frum…..sooo’ troubling.

      *It’s Happening!*

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19783c98c9a557b7d17167a7223014b5d17cc08c5134c9aeddc19ac97ba4fedf.jpg

    • Lori

      While also talking about Jr & the Russian mob lawyer. Twitter can multitask Dave.

    • Bemused Australian

      Not caring what Frum says. Haven’t forgotten his warmongering neocon ways.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Welcome to Honest Don’s House of Used Cars Democracy

  • FREE HBO ALL WEEK ON XFINITY! BREAKING NEWS

    So I just watched HBO’s doc about Slenderman. That’s somebody TRUMPCO can blame for all this: That Slenderman made ’em do it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c58c551edc8fbee179ba33e2bc0604c2d032dbc4b8a65fadfc9f42498dd191b4.jpg

    • The only slender man in Trump’s orbit is Jared.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Also OT: There’s something special about opening a new toob of motion lotion, it always gets me up in the morning extra fast.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Slenderpony?

    • Alexander Stallwitz
      • Wontium

        I thought this was Mike Krahulik’s work. Just somebody inspired by his art style I guess. I feel old.

        • Alexander Stallwitz

          I urge you to check out Scenes From The Multiverse, its an personal favorite of mine and the closest thing to The Far Side we have currently.

          • Wontium

            If I can get past the art, I will! I am not a fan of Krahulik.

  • Things were surreal when we heard that Don, Sr was consorting with sexy Russian pee hookers… Things are positively bizarre now that we hear that Don, Jr has been consorting with a sexy Russian pee lawyer.

    • vivian

      You’re drawing a fairly fine distinction here…

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    A shot of Sean Hannity digging up more news. Make sure you get your tongue right in there Sean:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8efc5448c4eb794571cb98575042130abcfb6681bd385eb02feadf6f60749919.jpg

    • Wild Cat

      “Uhm . . .tastes like chicken . . . “

      • OutOfOrbit

        Shut up! Cheez!

      • Reximus

        or Duck a l’Orange

      • Jeffery Campbell

        Yeah…no. I know Chicken, and that is definitely NOT CHICKEN.

        • eastcoastlib

          Raw rancid chicken

  • TJ Barke
    • Gilead here we come!

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I don’t think that’s the misogynist dystopia that MRA types want.

  • MynameisBlarney

    It’s just NOW potentially a treason investigation?

    What in the actual fucking fuck?

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/884775311031894018

    • Real VP says what?

    • shivaskeeper

      Treason is a very specific crime with a very narrow legal definition. As it should be. If they are crossing that line it’s probably worse than we think it is,

      • Courser_Resistance

        Agreed. In this climate, it’s best not to get crazy just yet. This has a fuckton of moving parts and you want to make sure you’ve accounted for all of them. Otherwise, it can come back and bite you in the ass later and we really only want to do this ONCE. (Oh please, goddess, may it be just once.)

      • Me not sure

        The founders thought it was so serious as to be worth defining in the Constitution as opposed to making it a crime by legislative act.

        • shivaskeeper

          One of the most serious, if not the most serious, crime again the country. They also narrowly defined it. If treason was something that could be prosecuted broadly, damn near everyone on this sight would be in trouble.

          • Me not sure

            They felt that a broad definition would be in constant conflict with the First Amendment.
            So, lucky us.

      • If they are crossing that line, they got something about someone helping terrorists.

        • shivaskeeper

          Terrorists don’t have to be involved at all for it to be treason.

          • Hollandaise

            There has to be an actual declared “enemy” for treason though right? Russia doesn’t (currently) meet that threshold I would think.

          • shivaskeeper

            That is part of the rub right there. Russia is an adversary, to be sire, but not an enemy. I’m not quite sure if a terrorist group with no national allegiance would qualify either, but I am not a constitutional lawyer either.

          • Hollandaise

            Does it count that it’s “the war on terror” and some of these people terrify me?

          • shivaskeeper

            Not really. NY understanding is It would end up as a lesser charge for a group like ISIS or Al Qaeda. They aren’t really recognized governments.

            I could be wrong though.

    • TundraGrifter

      I am not a Constitutional lawyer, but doesn’t “treason” require a state of war existing at the time of the act(s)?

      Otherwise, I believe it is sedition.

      • Augustus

        We’ve been at war with Terror™ for over 15 years, though, no?

  • Courser_Resistance

    Those penguin chicks are adorable, but if they were following me around doing that, I’m pretty sure that it would soon be annoying as fuck. No wonder the adults want to stuff their cute little faces, “Here! Shut up! shutup, shutup shutup!!!”

    • Bemused Australian

      Silence offspring! I vomit in your mouth!

  • Anna Rompage

    There’s a few things here that seem really bad…

    First and foremost, Donad Jr & senior Trump advisors willingly met with a Russian lawyer with the intent of receiving damaging information on Hillary, and did so without notifying US law enforcement … Collusion any one?

    Secondly, and another nail in the coffin, is that the meeting was also suppose to be about Russian adoptions to US citizens. Adoptions of orphaned Russian children to US citizens were banned due to sanctions the US put on Russia in regards to the US passing the Magnitsky Act. The Magnitsky Act was passed by the US congress in response to Russia imprisoning and then killing a lawyer that was heading up investigations into Russian corruption among Russian politicians, including Putin.

    Isn’t there a law banning private citizens from negotiating foreign policy, including talking about lifting sanctions, and other foreign policy positions & platforms?

    It seems to me that for adoption to resume to US citizens, that it would likely have to be in conjunction with lifting the US sanctions put in place to punish Russia for killing off people who were investigating corruption committed by the political leadership of the country..

    • shivaskeeper

      Private citizens can talk policies and policy changes with anyone. They are called foriegn agents. They’re job is to sell the viewpoint of a foriegn government or agency to our policy makers and negotiate on their behalf.

      • Wontium

        I think she means it’s illegal for a private American citizens to negotiate on behalf of the government.

        • shivaskeeper

          Can’t set policy, but can promise to negotiate on their behalf.

          • Wontium

            I’d say the burden of proof is on the accused when they are running to govern. Seems a lot more “What can we do for you a year from now?” than “What can we ask other people to do for you?”

          • shivaskeeper

            I agree. From the limited info we have on this, it looks like it was going to be quid pro quo.

          • TundraGrifter

            If a private citizen were to attempt to “negotiate on behalf of the [foreign] government” wouldn’t that require registering as an agent of that government?

            Isn’t that one of Paul Manafort’s many current problems – along with Gen. Flynn? They didn’t register.

          • shivaskeeper

            Yes. They would.

            In a roundabout way I was saying Jr should have registered as a foriegn agent if he was going to discuss the sanctions against adopting Russian babies.

          • Can’t if actively working for a political campaign.

    • chortlingdingo

      Tangentially related, but I hate when people play political games with kids who need adopting. Same thing goes for places (like my lovely state) who tried to ban non-Christian or LBGT people from adopting children. So many kids need homes.

  • Michael Smith

    You know, a few more centuries of this kind of foolishness and those Baltic states are going to be pretty cynical about their periodic eras of freedom from direct Russian control.

  • Zyxomma

    Penguin chicks are the cutest.

  • Dicentra

    Oppo is poop inside-out.

    ‘“Alt-right” crazy guy Chuck C. Johnson admits that he and others helped form a “hidden oppo network” for Peter Smith, the dead guy who asked Russian hackers to look for Hillary Clinton’s murder mail.’

    • <3

    • “The More You Know…”

    • SeeTrain65

      “Otto is also toot inside out.” – St. George

  • Marceline

    “GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Human Rights Campaign is dropping $26 million Ameros and focusing its efforts on Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada, to push LGBQT issues ahead of the 2018 election.”

    Aaaand here’s how that gets reported in Ohio…

    https://twitter.com/DispatchAlerts/status/884738258713927681

    • In Texas it would probably read something like, “Gays Packing In For Tight Race,” or something.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        “Gays Fudging Numbers”

        • Me not sure

          Brown polling strong with gays.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      As long as all the attack ads against Brown from pro-Mandel groups are reported as such…oh, wait, what was I thinking, that’s the Columbus Distort.

    • SeeTrain65

      Seems strange to me that the Disgrace could worse AFTER the Wolfe family sells the paper.

      And yet, here we are.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Irregular? The one thing those guys do with a preternatural level of constancy is jerk off.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    I think it’s kind of awesome that the gamergaters have finally managed to get the attention of the FBI.

  • nightmoth

    Fifty-three years ago last night, a car with 3 night-riding Ku Klux Klansmen spotted a car with Washington, D.C. license plates in downtown Athens, Ga., when it pulled over for a change of drivers. The D.C. car had black men in it. Unknown to the Klansmen, they were World War II veterans returning from Army Reserve training at Ft. Benning. The Klansmen followed them at a distance, concealed by thick, humid fog, into nearby Madison County, Ga. Approaching the Broad River Bridge, the Klansmen sped up, drew alongside, and fired shotgun blasts into the front and back seats of the veterans’ car. The driver, Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn, was killed immediately. After they were caught, the Klansmen were found innocent by a jury of 12 white men in Danielsville, Ga. Two years later, the federal government used the new civil rights law to find two of them guilty of violating Penn’s civil rights. They served 5 years in prison.
    I wish I could say “Rest in Peace” dear Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn, but I don’t think there’s been a hell of a lot of improvement here.

    • kaydenpat

      Thanks for highlighting this sad chapter in our history. Never heard of this story before.

      So reassuring to know that the Bigot-in-Chief has the full support of the KKK and White Supremacists. This is where we are in 2017.

  • GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Human Rights Campaign is dropping $26 million Ameros and focusing its efforts on Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona and Nevada, to push LGBQT issues ahead of the 2018 election

    How the fuck is this good news? Why would we need this in 20 fucking 17 in the united states of fucking America???? It should not be needed! That it is needed, is depressing news.

    • Ok ADEQUATE NEWS then. Still much better than the HRC annocing it’s bankruptcy and saying there’s one less ally in the fight.

      • It makes the Far Left happy. What the Dems really need to worry about is creating decent jobs and affordable housing for the middle class and coming up with fixes for the few problems with the ACA. Gender issues are really a minor matter to to people worried about being able to afford their mortgage payments.

        • Er sorry, that train left Concern Trolling Junction at least 589,632 debunkings ago.

          Here’s two “tickets” that can be used for catching the express train to a talking point that’s less irritatingly ridiculous and patronizing:

          http://twoplustwoequals7.blogspot.com/2015/04/this-race-card-keeps-giving-me-losing.html

          And especially this:

          https://plus.google.com/+TomMoncho/posts/VX514oPyXhZ

          Now with this very special bonus:

          Some other notes that even this beautifully-constructed rant doesn’t mention:

          1) Surprise! Did you know that straight white males use “identity politics too? (The obligatory “white working-class” volcano us virgins are supposed to sacrifice ourselves unto) But it’s just not CALLED that. It’s what we would call “privilege” (but that would be “condescending” to point out actual attributes of society)
          1b) On a related note, did you know that what is referred to as “identity politics” is actually “economic issues” and “health issues” and “life & wellness” issues and “education issues”? But again they’re not CALLED that (that is, of course, only things that White Working-Class Action Figures worry about.) Yes, I know! Systematic and societal discrimination affects more than just your Facebook status. Who knew?
          2) To tie it in with a blast-from-the-past (twoplustwoequals7.blogspot.com – This “race card” keeps giving me a losing hand)

          The reason why “we” keep indulging in “identity politics” is because all those stupid muthafuckers (pardon my language there) bring this shit (pardon my language: the sequel) up. For instance, there has been many a sneering dismissive tone regarding how “we” keep obsessing over “petty squabbles ” like transgender restroom protocol instead of “important” issues like economic equality. Unfortunately people have very short-term memories because THE LGBT COMMUNITY DOESN’T TRY TO DRAFT THESE THINGS INTO LAW. Indeed, the ENTIRE POINT that the transgender community was trying to make was that that no one should care where they “take care of business”. THEY wanted the issue left alone so they can take a shit in peace like every other person. As usual, it’s THE BIGOTS (oops how offensive of me. I meant “Asshole-Americans”) of society who think these (non)issues are more important their their own socioeconomic interest and who think their discriminatory hangups deserve to be codified into law. And now minorities (and lawmakers) are forced to extend time putting up protections on against this idiocy because some dregs can’t manage how to treat their fellow man like freakin human beings all on their own.

          In other words if all of those tired “faux-gressives (what I call sanctimonious concern-trolls in “liberal” cosplay) wanted to stop “identity politics” from (supposedly) dominating the political landscape, then they can very well turn their finger-waving toward the entitled notions of superiority that clogs up ballot boxes and propositions to begin with. Because as long as the ignorant think discrimination is “important enough” to use discrimination to affect the lives and livelihoods of others, then it is damn well “important enough” to fight against.

          Also, Abby, as you can see by the response, unfortunately it is still “needed.”

    • SeeTrain65

      Point, Jen.

  • Querolous
  • thatdamnbob

    BOOM BOOM BEAT STICK!
    https://youtu.be/nKxHRbV6jdU

  • kaydenpat

    “NBC landed an interview with the mob lawyer lady, and not only does she deny any connection to the Russian government, she frames her meeting with Trump Jr., Manafort, and Prince Kushner as just another meeting with rude assholes.”

    Suck it, Libtards!! See, she denied it so it’s not true. Shut up!!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      lol.

    • Boscoe

      “Were you at the meeting? Well, I WAS and I’m telling you the meeting never happened.”

      • BeachBum

        The Cheshire Cat totally agrees !

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!!!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    This guy’s publicist was the emailer?

    https://youtu.be/iuZUNjFsgS8?t=208

  • Querolous

    The Fibbies could invest in a bunch of these and then they won’t need to worry about eavesdroppers. https://mikeshouts.com/thanks-muzo-get-smarts-cone-silence-real-thing-now/

  • calliecallie

    Why didn’t they feed those penguins???!!!!

  • calliecallie

    The idea of Robert Mueller investigating all the tweets gave me a sudden chill. After the election I tweeted Chump a few times while I was still trying to “give him a chance.” It didn’t last until inauguration. I’m probably safe.
    But the thought of someone on Mueller’s team reading all those tweets, maybe getting enough info on folks to determine they are colluders or not, bots or not. Just the idea is chilling. One of the things that could come out of this is that some of those folks who tweeted or retweeted might also end up begin investigated, maybe for unrelated things, like Hillary’s emails begin found among Weiner’s dick pics. Or maybe stuff has been planted in the feed to implicate folks who shouldn’t be implicated?
    I never should have read any of that Louise Mensch stuff, I think.

  • Khavrinen

    “she frames her meeting with Trump Jr., Manafort, and Prince Kushner as just another meeting with rude assholes.”

    Well, she’s not wrong

  • Khavrinen

    “The VA has “You’re Fired” 500 federal employees since Trump took office, and that’s before the new regs making it easier to remove federal workers have even taken effect.”

    “Oh, good, because they were SO over-staffed before this” — said no veteran ever.

  • TundraGrifter

    We’re all familiar with the George Costanza Rule: It isn’t really a lie if you believed it when you said it.

    Now we have the Donnie Jr. corollary – It isn’t really collusion if you tried but never even got to first base.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    From little don don’s letters:

    “Emin asked that I schedule a meeting with you and The Russian government attorney who is flying over from Moscow for this Thursday” .

    Seems like only hours ago that the Trump folks and Natalia Veselnitskaya were saying she wasn’t working for the Kremlin.

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    emailzzzzz!!!1!ELEVENTY

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