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The Wall Street Journal has a storytime blog post about Donald Trump and his many Russian connections that will knock your socks off, or maybe at this point it won’t shock you at all, and you’ll just go back to crafting with your cat or whatever it is that you people do. It seems American spies have been eavesdropping on dirty Russians talkin’ dirty about Donald Trump and his people for YEARS:

Investigators are re-examining conversations detected by U.S. intelligence agencies in spring 2015 that captured Russian government officials discussing associates of Donald Trump, according to current and former U.S. officials, a move prompted by revelations that the president’s eldest son met with a Russian lawyer last year.

In some cases, the Russians in the overheard conversations talked about meetings held outside the U.S. involving Russian government officials and Trump business associates or advisers, these people said.

The WSJ is careful to note that American intelligence agencies weren’t doing WIRE TAPPS to Donald Trump or his people, so Barack Obama and Susan Rice could UNMASK THEM ILLEGALLY to RIG THE ELECTION for Hillary Clinton. In fact, WSJ doesn’t even say which Trump associates Russian bad guys were talking about in this surveillance. (Though, just going by Trumpers’ history with Russia, we are going to guess they gossiped about Michael Flynn sometimes, Paul Manafort other times, and when they weren’t doing that, we bet they were talking about how they should all invite Trump idiot thug baby lawyer Michael Cohen over to Moscow, so he could say “SAYS WHO?” at them. LOL, SERGEI AND ANATOLY FIND THAT FUNNY! And they might have talked about how Donald Trump Jr. would be an easy dumbfuck mark for doing Russian conspiracies. Which other Trumpers were these Russians probably gossiping about? ALL OF THEM EKATERINA!)

The point of what the WSJ is reporting is that U.S. intelligence has had this stuff for a long time, but back when it was collected in 2015, it wasn’t all that interesting. Now that investigators are starting to peel back the layers of the Vidalia onion that probably is the Trump-Russia conspiracy, we bet it’s a lot more interesting listening! They did notice something in 2015 though:

… [T]he volume of the mentions of Trump associates by the Russians did have officials asking each other, “What’s going on?” one former official said.

The sheer VOLUME. Like if you were going to compare the volume of the Russian chatter about their boy Trump’s associates to buckets of Russian hooker pee, it would be like SEVEN BUCKETS. Speaking of Russian Hooker Pee (reminder: the threat level for a Trump pee video is elevated right now, so take proper precautions), remember how the raw intelligence Steele Dossier alleges that Russians have been cultivating Donald Trump for up to FIVE YEARS? We are just saying.

Here’s another weird tidbit:

In the spring of 2016, U.S. intelligence officials’ suspicions about Russian meddling in the election grew after their counterparts in Europe warned that Russian money might be flowing into the presidential election, according to officials with knowledge of the warning. It remains unknown if or whether those funds were funneled to a particular campaign or to others to spend it on behalf of candidates.

Hmmmmm! In April of 2016, Donald Trump gave his first foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. That was the little gathering attended by Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others. As Rachel Maddow points out (video below!), Time magazine reports that in May of 2016, a Russian official “bragged to a colleague” that the GRU, the Russian intelligence agency, was fixin’ to get ready to fuck Hillary Clinton up in the American election.

June 9, 2016, was the meeting at Trump Tower where Junior Baby Trump got sexually aroused like a yappy dachschund because he thought he was going to get sexxxy dirt on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lady lawyer. June 15, 2016, was the date of the meeting of Congressional Republicans where House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape saying “swear to God” he thinks the Russians are paying Trump and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Moscow). ALSO, as the WSJ points out, June 2016 was when the world learned that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked.

We’re just throwing some dates at your face, to give some context about what was going on in those few months.

Meanwhile, Europe was saying “ACHTUNG! There’s Russian money all up in yr election!”

Want to watch a Rachel Maddow segment about all this? FINE BE THAT WAY:

This just gets more and more interesting, doesn’t it? And the news is coming faster and faster these days. Well, as a common Rachel Maddow would say, WATCH THIS SPACE.

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  • Blackest Noobs

    wonkette said : “…and you’ll just go back to crafting with your cat…”

    And I said: “woah….how the fuck did you know that, meow.”

    • BadKitty904

      That damned microwave…

  • Nounverb911

    “Donald Trump gave his first foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel”
    Was the mayflower madam there too, also?

  • exinkwretch

    Nothing to see here. Money laundering — oops, I mean INVESTMENTS — are complicated things and involve LOTS of meetings. The fact those meeting was with the Russkies is SHEER coincidence, because Trump Inc. has NEVER had any dealings with the Russian, who are fine people. The best.

  • This all smells worse than when your coworker reheats fish in the communal microwave

  • BadKitty904

    So, why are the American people just now being told about this?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I blame Obama.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      This stuff was all in the 33,000 deleted classified emails on Hillary’s illegal server.

    • jesterpunk

      Some of this was out before the election but President Gish Gallop had so much bullshit hourly that it was hard to keep up with it all.

  • memzilla Ω

    LOL How do you say “bad memory” in Russian? (Interesting fact: each lie or omission on your SF-86 can get you five years in the Federal hoosegow)
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61794e0ba2f14fdbd716792588401754982fbda69c386bfb1329cc04f5eaf31a.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      Interesting fact: each lie or omission on your SF-86 can get you five years in the Federal hoosegow

      Yet this traitorous little weasel won’t even get a fine…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      If I had tried this shit on my SF86 I would have been PCSd to Leavenworth, and not the Command and Staff College side of the reservation.

      • Oh yes. I remember getting grilled on my contacts with a PRC citizen, as well as several other countries, to which I had to explain “Well, they worked (literally) next door to me in our lab…”

        • proudgrampa

          Yeah, that’s the kind of ridiculous detail the investigators go to.

          • The hilarious part (to me) was that we were a military medical research institute, had foreign scientists on fellowships working in our labs (hence, the PRC citizen), along with satellite labs in several countries. So listing the foreign contacts was a long list.

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          I heard a story once about a guy who was being subjected to extra probulation over his connections with Korean nationals while detailed to Uijeongbu. Supposedly, the agent asked him if any of the Koreans he associated with had any associations with DPRK and he said, “I dunno, I haven’t seen their SF86s.” It did not end well.

          • Seek

            I went to the Bahamas on vacation while my TS was still active. I got grilled before I left on what I intended to do (as little as possible) and if I was going to talk to any foreigners (Uh, pretty much have to at some point) and had the same chat all over again when I got back. They really did want to know everyone I talked to. I made sure I didn’t go into the liquor store to buy rum as that would have opened another line of questioning. I let my traveling companions talk to those foreigners. They are serious and it is ridiculous, for the little people.

            Trump, Trump adjacent and Sessions – Pfft close enough

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            I spent just short of 6 months in ROK without ever setting foot outside a US military installation because my boss was worried about just that. ‘Cause, you know how the Pentagon likes to hand over launch codes and shit to 23 year-old civilians.

          • Seek

            I was in my mid-thirties traveling with Spouse and very boringly average friends to Eleuthera. Never went to a fancy place with pee hookers and dope smugglers. I talked to the guy at the car rental place and the fly fishing guide and some waiters and bartenders and that was it. I still got rejected for a program about 8 months later. My boss was ticked off

      • Scooby
      • cmd resistor
        • proudgrampa

          WTF???

          • cmd resistor

            His story has been that some FBI person told him that he didn’t need to list anyone foreign he met in the course of his SENATE business. I never figured out if he just made that up. They don’t seem to have produced this FBI person to corroborate his story. Someone did an FOIA or something to get the form.

    • Nounverb911

      I read the feds are getting his dads old cell ready for him….

    • cmd resistor

      This guy’s face does not inspire confidence or trust.

    • jesterpunk

      LOCK HIM UP!!!!

    • LucindathePook

      OOoh, I hope consecutive and not concurrent.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea
  • La forza del resistino

    ‘The Siberian Candidate’ coming to your cineplex soon.

    • I am uninterested in another shitty reboot.

      • La forza del resistino

        slight delay, the CGI techies are having problems recreating his hairdo.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          “We thought the Battle of Coruscant was difficult, but it’s nothing compared to this ferret head!”

  • Villago Delenda Est

    And where was our elite media during all this? Emails! Benghazi! Pay to Play Clinton Foundation!

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      It’s important to know your audience. Then, ignore your audience, and hope some spiteful, ignorant rubes will tear themselves away from Fox News and pay attention to you for a while.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    you’ll just go back to crafting with your cat or whatever it is that you people do.

    We could show you, but then you’d have to suffer years of therapy.

  • cmd resistor

    I came across this story this morning about the mystery Russian lawyer lady and her trip and what she did in the US of A, and how one time she was at this dinner where Rohrabacher was also, too, there, but he kind of forgets what they really talked about. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/341788-exclusive-doj-let-russian-lawyer-into-us-before-she-met-with-trump

  • WotsAllThisThen

    This is the highest calorie nothingburger I’ve ever seen. No wonder Hannity is overweight!

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    In fact, WSJ doesn’t even say which Trump associates Russian bad guys were talking about in this surveillance. (Though, just going by Trumpers’ history with Russia, we are going to guess they gossiped about Michael Flynn sometimes, Paul Manafort other times, and when they weren’t doing that, we bet they were talking about how they should all invite Trump idiot thug baby lawyer Michael Cohen over to Moscow, so he could say “SAYS WHO?” at them. LOL, SERGEI AND ANATOLY FIND THAT FUNNY! And they might have talked about how Donald Trump Jr. would be an easy dumbfuck mark for doing Russian conspiracies. Which other Trumpers were these Russians probably gossiping about? ALL OF THEM EKATERINA!)

    How do you say “Have you seen his kids?” in Russian?

    • La forza del resistino

      the Russian Olympic committee invited Jr and Eric over for doping treatments, but found the doping would just be redundant.

    • PubOption

      I sometimes read Wonkette articles without looking at the byline, and then try to guess the author. I thought that the Ekaterina reference would have been written by Dok.

  • Trump is deep in Russia’s pocket and he and his family are probably out of their league with professional oligarchs and mafiosos that have been doing corruption and crime for much longer at a much higher playing field.

    • proudgrampa

      I am becoming more convinced that it’s not just Trump Family, Inc.

      I think the Russians have their hooks in a bunch of Republicans and their leadership. Ryan, McConnell and others have a LOT of ‘splainin’ to do.

      • Let’s start with Ryan, Roebacher, and McConnell

        • cmd resistor

          Just a little family thing.

        • coozledad

          Sessions is one of the buckets of piss.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Apparently, his lawyers just told the Senate Intelligence Committee (I think, maybe another committee) to fuck off on the subpoena for his full security clearance application. This is going to be… interesting.

        • mailman27

          I’d die a happy man if they frog-marched Mitch McConnell out of the well of the Senate just like on Law& Order.

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    So he meets with “many of his Billionaire friends”…

  • Bill D. Burger
  • MynameisBlarney

    Goddamn,
    The fucking rooshans have been grooming that entire stupid fucking family for YEARS and it paid off well for the kremlin.
    Every last motherfucking trump voting moron can go to fucking hell.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • cmd resistor

      Prize for weaselness so far today: ” I’m not aware of anything that I have seen,” Lotter finally admitted.”

      • PubOption

        That’s a Lotter crap.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          That asshole is a perfect spokesman for the asshole Dense.

  • Bill D. Burger

    She should have kneed the creepy bastard in the groin.

    https://twitter.com/USseriously/status/885507614012047360

    • ariel_gee_398

      “When I see a beautiful woman….”

      • starfanglednut

        Needz moar tic-tacs.

    • And then some. I hope Macron goes full hand crush

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Hand crush, break a baguette over his head, something.

        • Baguette is a waste of good bread and would get him impeached

        • Msgr_MΩment

          A stale, week-old baguette, but not over his head.

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      You can actually see her skin crawl.

      • armed_bears

        Mine too.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Damn, he’s handsy. She looked like she wanted to be anywhere else – you can literally see her body stiffen like a board.

      • cmd resistor

        Meanwhile Macron is all polite and normal w/Melania.

    • BigCSouthside

      She neutralized the hands to avoid puss grabbing

    • memzilla Ω

      DID HE GIVE HER AN IVANKA HIP-PAT? JFC ON A POPSICLE STICK.

      • Courser_Resistance

        From what I can tell, he went for that, but she put her upper arm in his way, so he grabbed that instead. As I understand it, she used to be a teacher so is probably well prepared for horny, creepy fucks.

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          But watch his right hand after it leaves her upper arm.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      That fucking tie . . .

    • Michael Smith

      “Is there any furniture you like, that I could possibly buy for you?”

    • SadDemInTex

      Fucking douche to pull her arm like that. I hope Macron deals with him

  • memzilla Ω
    • Crystalclear12

      Because I am desperately trying to put out fires.
      Trump

      • Celtic_Gnome

        From what I’ve heard, his idea of putting out fires is breaking shit and yelling at the teevee.

  • Proud Liberal

    Russians started grooming Trump back in 2013. He owes their oligarchs hundreds of millions of dollars. They are not going to let him off scott free.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      So, the POTUS is a spy. Great.

      • Edith Prickly

        So, the POTUS is a spy полезные дурак*. FIFY

        *useful idiot

  • As a doctor, I recommend y’all buckle yer seatbelts (I know, I know, I’m not that kind of doctor) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f59ab2e133cbaac54f7210dc30a9cf085948575788580c5b48621a91dabe6051.png

    • Nope. Suffer your consequences

    • WotsAllThisThen

      And a big plate of beef chow mein.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      How were they to know
      She was with the Russians, too?

      • proudgrampa

        She LOOKS Russian.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      He didn’t know she was with the Russians, too.

  • SadDemInTex

    The money angle is the way to go. I know a financial guy who swims in $$$$$$ circles and he said a friend of his who swims in even deeper $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$circles was approached by 45 himself about 10 years ago. He needed money moved about in some way. $$$$$$$$circle said “I don’t do NOTHIN’ till I check this money” and after checking the money (thru people you and just think are in the movies) said “I ain’t touching you with a pole that could reach the Mariana Trench…that there be Mob moneez and even my connections won’t protect me and I ain’t going to jailz for your taint.”….or lawyery words to that effect.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I read that on the internet.

      • SadDemInTex

        Ummm,I’m actually perfectly serious.

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          Oh, I believe you. There’s a reason he has to get his money from overseas sources. No reputable money men here would give him a plugged nickel.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            US banks wrote him off as a deadbeat shithead two decades ago. He has no choice but to go with sleazy overseas banks (aka, the Russians) for financing.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I believe it. Especially when you have “respectable” banks like Deutsche Bank setting up express teller lanes for laundered money.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Or a pole that would reach Melania’s trench, either.

      • proudgrampa

        Bazinga!

    • Courser_Resistance

      I have exactly zero reason to doubt your guy.

  • azeyote

    why deny? you would think they would be proud of rigging the election – it proved trump was right – it was rigged –

    • La forza del resistino

      Donald’s pre-election rigged vote obsession is what we call a Fraudian Slip.

    • Crystalclear12

      He smelt it because he dealt it.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Steele dossier; June 2016, Russian intelligence had been “very helpful”.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DElEtxzWAAEfTJ3.jpg

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

    • Joe Beese

      The maids who had to clean up the piss were probably real aware of it.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I would hope they threw the fucking mattress out after that, but Russia, so… prolly not?

        • Angela Ruzzo

          I think you’ve hit on the weak point in this pee hooker story. One doesn’t pee on or pay someone to pee on beds one is going to sleep on soon afterwards. Where did the Trumps sleep that night if the bed was covered in pee? Did they ask the hotel to swap out the mattresses? That would leave a paper and witness trail.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Hell, the Russians probably have that baby in storage somewhere.

          • Werewolf

            Who says Annoying Orange slept there? More likely he would’ve gotten the room just to have the hookers pee in it, and slept elsewhere.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Feeding TRUMP and his team with information on his opponents for years?

      You mean, like the Obama birth certificate bombshell? Tasty.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Cats have been “helping” with crafts for thousands of years
    http://pictorial.jezebel.com/cats-have-been-fucking-shit-up-since-100-a-d-1721322740

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Haha! Very true. I remember the time I had to paint a kitchen window sill, so I waited until the cat was sleeping in another room 20 feet away to do it. I finished it, washed the paintbrush off at the kitchen sink, then walked 12 feet to put the paint and brush away, and while my back was turned for 30 seconds the cat woke up and jumped on the sill, then ran across the house leaving white paw prints on my $800 area rug.

  • Joe Beese

    But even if Trump has no memory of the many deals that he and his business made with Russian investors, he certainly did not “stay away” from Russia. For decades, he and his organization have aggressively promoted his business there, seeking to entice investors and buyers for some of his most high-profile developments. Whether Trump knew it or not, Russian mobsters and corrupt oligarchs used his properties not only to launder vast sums of money from extortion, drugs, gambling, and racketeering, but even as a base of operations for their criminal activities. In the process, they propped up Trump’s business and enabled him to reinvent his image. Without the Russian mafia, it is fair to say, Donald Trump would not be president of the United States.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate

  • eastcoastlib

    So basically we’re ruled by a Putin puppet government that 84% of Republicans would do gross hillbilly sex to?

    • HandsOfFate

      Yeah, give or take 5%.

    • SadDemInTex

      Look at it this way…the Russians are white, they hate gays and brown people, they are xenophobes and insular…they are the 25%!

      • eastcoastlib

        Well look on the bright side. Russia has excellent hookers.

      • laughingnome

        Bingo. This is the plan – to ally with Russia because they are Christian and white to take on the part of the world that are not. Russia has been pushing for this since the fall of the USSR. George W. Bush made some moves in that direction and Trump is the perfect idiot to consummate the deal.

    • Michael Smith

      I had a wingnut on Facebook tell me that he’d rather be governed by Putin than by American liberals.

    • georgiaburning

      Could we arrange for them to be re-settled? Lots of space east of the Urals, but bring a jacket

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I suggest the surface of Mercury.

        • georgiaburning

          Good thought. Bring a jacket and some SPF 3000 Coppertone

      • Nockular cavity

        I’ve heard there’s plenty of lebensraum there.

        • georgiaburning

          Комната для жизни

    • schmannity

      Hillbilly sex? As Jed Clampett used to say, OOOh doggystyle.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Conversation on horseback:

    Vlad: My friend, I appreciate the compliment, but your arousal is poking me.
    Donnie: Arousal? [Sheepishly] I wish! No that’s the nuclear launch codes. they make me take them everywhere.
    Vlad:Oh that’s all right then. Maybe later during our picnic you can show them to me?
    Donnie: Really? It’s so cool that you are interested! Melania never wants to see them, she calls it “my boy stuff.”
    Vlad: Oh yes, there will be much sharing of “boy stuff” between you and me.
    Donnie: Awesome! You’re the best.

    • Joe Beese

      Who leaked this??

      • Msgr_MΩment

        The horse’s ass.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          So, Donnie?

    • SadDemInTex

      This sounds pretty accurate to me.

    • proudgrampa

      “You sure got a purty mouth.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Jr. made it to the cover of Time. Daddy must be so proud. Put this one up in all your resorts Orange Foolius…..It’s real!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEnA_mkXYAAu9Yd.jpg

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Time Now, unafraid to put cheesy puns on our cover!

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Gonna buy five copies for my mother

      • Nockular cavity

        we was all on the cover of Newsweek!

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Well I’m on my way! I don’t know where I’m goin’

  • Joe Beese

    As before, lobbyists were the first to be shown the new health care bill.

    What a country!

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Again, less than AN HOUR after Donnie Jr. replied to that e-mail about meeting with Russian lawyer lady, Sr. started his babble about “huge revelations” and “all those missing e-mails”. Less than an hour.
    No way that is a coincidence. No. Way.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      The way these clowns roll Don Jr probably sent him a text message, one that may still be sitting on Trumps Android phone.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        Probably printed out and framed.

    • An actual conspiracy in an email chain…the irony…oh the sweet, sweet irony

    • armed_bears

      REALLY cannot wait to see an unredacted version of the email chain, and an overlay of phone records from Jr’s office.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      We’re well into “enemy action” at this point.

    • Scooby

      Now we know that after firing Preet Bhangra the DOJ suddenly settled a case with this lawyer on terms so favorable she was surprised.
      http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/12/doj-settled-massive-russian-fraud-case-involving-lawyer-who-met-with-trump-jr/

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I’ll go further: I think Twitler sat in on the meeting. We have only the word of these congenital liars to say that he was not.

      • Naytch

        He likes to eavesdrop… Maybe he listened in from another room?

    • OneYieldRegular

      [Edward G. Robinson in The Ten Commandments voice]: “So, whaddya think or your missing emails now, Pharaoh?”

  • bookish

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/to-donald-trump-jr-from-russia-with-love?google_editors_picks=true

    Trump, too, speaks the language of national grievance. He persuaded his followers that they had been suckered globally, and, in the most alarmingly messianic of his statements at the Republican National Convention, warned that he alone could save the nation. He has dissed long-standing allies, sabre-rattled our enemies, and made a show of wrangling job concessions out of American manufacturers—but none of that reflects a coherent world view beyond the will to power that has driven him since he appeared on the New York real-estate scene more than forty years ago. The grimiest business practices might approve cementing a lucrative international deal with a corrupt foreign regime, but nations, at least in theory, operate on a broader set of principles. Were Trump’s nationalism anything more than self-serving theatrics, his associates would have rejected any suggestion of foreign assistance in the election on the principle that, hated or not, Hillary Clinton represented someone to whom they were bound by ties of citizenship.

    • Crystalclear12

      But her emails . . .

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      It was a perfect combination – someone who adheres to no standards and mores coupled with a message that required no introspection or admission of one’s own flaws.

      • Crystalclear12

        Winning!!!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “You know, you can’t even find a good dolchstosslegende that wasn’t made in China? That’s how bad the trade deals have been! I’m gonna renogitiate all that!”
      — Donald Trump

      • Msgr_MΩment

        But Rosa Luxembourg’s emails!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OT: My NY State MMJ card just arrived! Now, once my signed doctor’s letter arrives, I can drive two and a half hours to the nearest dispensary and two and a half hours back. Every damn month.

    • proudgrampa

      “I’d walk a mile for a doobie.”

    • schmannity

      I’ll hit you up at the next drinky thing

    • Or just move here to the Best Coast…we have bud stores on every corner.

  • BigCSouthside

    I have no doubt that trump has a bunch of money issues with Russia. American banks stopped working with him. Where else is his financing coming from?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      New Jersey?

    • SadDemInTex

      The money angle is the way to go. I know a financial guy who swims in $$$$$$ circles and he said a friend of his who swims in even deeper $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$circles was approached by 45 himself about 10 years ago. He needed money moved about in some way. $$$$$$$$circle said “I don’t do NOTHIN’ till I check this money” and after checking the money (thru people you and just think are in the movies) said “I ain’t touching you with a pole that could reach the Mariana Trench…that there be Mob moneez and even my connections won’t protect me and I ain’t going to jailz for your taint.”….or lawyery words to that effect.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        The only business of Trump’s that has been successful over the last ten years or so has been his money laundering business.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          “Currency came back very clean. Would use this service again.”

          • Msgr_MΩment

            Dirty money goes in, Clean money comes out.
            You can’t explain that!

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Rachel would be justified in spending her entire time on her next show doing the “Toldjaso” dance.

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      No one wants to invest tax dollars in meme repairs.

      • OneYieldRegular

        Some of them are seriously deficient. Infrastructure in this country is terrible.

    • TJ Barke

      The national facepalm meme stockpile is dangerously depleted…

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/885497229271863296
    He says hours after implying that people wanting to pursue the case are eager for war with Russia.

    • Crystalclear12

      It’s alright to hate him, right?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        If it’s wrong I don’t want to be right.

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        It’s almost de rigueur.

      • Joe Beese

        I’m too grateful for his past work to hate him. But God, what a fucking disappointment he’s been on this.

    • jesterpunk

      Glenn sure does ignore all evidence against Russia for some strange reason but he will spread any rumors about the US.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        He takes his cues from Assmunch.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      There’s no middle ground, is there? Either you roll over and let Putin do what he wants or you want to nuke Moscow? That’s the options he puts out there.

    • Edith Prickly
  • SweetDeeKat

    Somewhat relevant – the number of social media posts with the Russians is mind boggling: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/the-russian-connection?utm_term=.arLKzzQYvD#.luqkoor7Ab

  • ariel_gee_398

    You know what will be really fun (and by fun I mean an absolute nightmare)? When it comes out that 95% of the Steele Dossier is true, and every scurrilous allegation about collusion is confirmed, and the official Republican response will continue to be: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Joe Beese

    If you’re in the mood for a righteous senatorial beat down, here is Jon Tester (D-MT) telling Trump’s newly appointed Director of the Indian Health Service WHAT TIME IT IS

    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/885279871508725760/video/1

    • Ghenghis McCann

      I suspect that the official has spent so long giving out evasive answers that he can’t actually say the words Yes or No.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Somebody needs to be charged with Contempt of Congress.
      Until that happens, there’s no reason for any of these shitweasels to answer anything, and they know it.

      • armed_bears

        Exactly.

    • armed_bears

      He now gets $20 from an unnamed out-of-state Armed Bear.

    • ez

      That was just lovely.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • jesterpunk

      “Trump can’t be guilty of treason, it says owing allegiance to the US and Trump only cares about himself.”

      Kellyanne Conway next week.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Many a true word spoken in jest.

        • jesterpunk

          I actually expect them to use that as a defense soon sadly. I also expect the GOP to go along with that and Fox and their base being ok with it too.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Three words.

      C’mon, you know them! Everyone in unison with me!

      LOCK THEM UP!

    • MynameisBlarney

      And the rest of the GOP as well.

    • ez

      That Death fuck between Bannon and Kelly was being interviewed last night on Channel Four News at 7:00 PM (UK station) and his answers made me long for the old days when the TV pictures where created on Cathode ray tubes.

      I would have been able to take a good magnet, place it on the picture tube and distort his lying face to match the distortions of his lying words.

  • schmannity

    But the Wall Street Journal is an ultra-left-wing socialist, globalist, Soros bitch and known purveyor of FAKE NEWS.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Don’t laugh. When I talked about how the National Review had said the e-mails prove the Russian investigation has some merit, a Trumpanzee replied that the National Review hates Trump so of course they would say that.

      • Joe Beese
        • OrdinaryJoe

          “Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today’s lineup is, of course, Donald Trump. When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America….In the final analysis, just as the king might look down with terminal disdain upon a courtier whose hypocrisy repelled him, so we have no substitute for relying on the voter to exercise a quiet veto when it becomes more necessary to discourage cynical demagogy, than to advance free health for the kids. That can come later, in another venue; the resistance to a corrupting demagogy should take first priority.”

          Written 16 years ago by Willam F. Buckley. First that tells you what an honest conservative, such as that is, saw about the asshole. It also goes to show the whole “they’re rookies” meme the Rethugs are using to excuse the criminality with Russia is bullshit. Trumpanov has been running for president for two decades. At this point, they knew better.

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    Though, just going by Trumpers’ history with Russia, we are going to guess they gossiped about Michael Flynn sometimes, Paul Manafort other times

    Funny, when I read that, I was imagining they were talking about Omarosa. Or Gary Busey.

  • TJ Barke

    No Russia no Russia, you’re the Russia!

  • Joe Beese

    McConnell is basically telling Republican senators “Yes, we want to propose cutting Medicaid, and yes, we know that would kill or bankrupt millions of Americans, and yes, this would ruin the health-care industry, but don’t worry! It wouldn’t happen until one or two senate terms from now. By then the Democrats will probably be in charge and they’ll have to clean up this mess, and we’ll get to smear them as ‘fiscally irresponsible’ for doing what we knew would have to be done all along.”

    http://www.metafilter.com/168157/Theres-a-good-chance-I-may-have-committed-some-lighttreason#7092950

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I’m getting the sense that McConnell couldn’t sell ice water in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        He wouldn’t try. He would, however, sell polonium-laced water.

    • Bub, the truculent Zombie

      Mitch McConnell in some ways is even more despicable than Donald Trump. That isn’t an easy thing to accomplish – but Mitch can pull it off, and even sticks the landing.

      • BigCSouthside

        Mitch knew about Russia and ran interference for trump. Threatening to politicize it instead of doing the right thing.

        Fuck him, and fuck anyone who ever voted for him

      • mailman27

        He’s been the villain of the piece since 2008. Not a truthful or patriotic bone in his body.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      “All you’ll have to do is explain to the folks back home’I voted for this bill because I don’t think it’ll ever happen. Sucks to be you if it does, though'”

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        As campaign slogans go, it’s only better than “Eh, I won’t sell your organs on the black market. At least not at a loss.”

      • gene108

        They’ve locked themselves into the narrative that Obamacare is a failure, which needs a radical change in order to save America.

        They’re damned if they do nothing, and they and us are damned if they do something.

        It’s a sort of lose-neutral, lose-lose scenario. There are no winners here.

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          There’s a winner. It’s the top 0.1%. They’re ALWAYS the winners where there’s money involved.

          Plus the insurance companies (many of whom are run by those top 0.1%ers). They’re gonna make a fucking fortune.

    • Moebym Reborn

      And the American people will fall for this ruse.

    • gene108

      That level of cynicism underestimates how soulless and cynical Mitch McConnell is.

  • Joe Beese

    “President Trump, are you going to pardon Donald Trump, Jr. before or after Robert Mueller indicts him for felony campaign finance violations?”

    https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/885523600924708865

  • Joe Beese
    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      He’d rather go down claiming the RINOs were responsible? Great plan. Divide the party right before midterms.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Interesting. Does it mean that he thinks that the centrists are in danger of losing their seats regardless, and he wants to prevent the “safe” seats from being primaried from the right?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        I think it means he’s more afraid of getting ousted in a palace coup.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      It’s the smart political move. Keep the base on his side. Make them more mad at us.

  • Crystalclear12

    Remember how voting for Clinton was pointless because nothing would get done because of EMAILS!!!

    good times. . .

    • Joe Beese

      Yeah, but now we want the government to get nothing done.

      • Crystalclear12

        The bug v feature argument?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Oh, they can get things done, if it’s doing something to blahs, mezkins, or Mooslimbs. Good “Christian” white people have nothing to worry about.

    • jesterpunk
  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    It’s really beginning to look a lot less like a diabolically-clever international plot to undermine American political sovereignty and more like an alliance of clueless, sleazy grifters who lucked into the Perfect Storm of Derp that was the 2016 election.

    The whole thing gets more mind-bogglingly pathetic by the hour.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      And the clever, clever beltway media who greased the skids for them, because the sun only rises when they crow.

    • TJ Barke

      Well it’s an attempt to undermine american sovereignty with clueless sleazy grifters…

  • MynameisBlarney
    • armed_bears

      Great sign, but somewhere she has some embarrassed grandkids.

      • schmannity

        Grammy’s out talking about pee hookers again. It’s your turn to take her this weekend.

      • MynameisBlarney

        *shrugs*
        Ain’t that what grand youngins is for?

      • Persistent Demme

        Eh, “Well behaved women seldom make history.”

      • OneYieldRegular

        I’ll bet she has some great grandkids who think she’s terrific.

        • Opiwan

          I want her to be MY grandma!

      • aureolaborealis

        Great sign, but and somewhere she has some embarrassed grandkids.
        FTFY.

  • Courser_Resistance

    Rachel’s story was stomach churning, so I’ll take a pass, but encourage Wonkers who haven’t seen it to get queasy with me. This is a BIG FUCKING DEAL but any resolution is way, way off in an unclear future. I kinda feel like the country is in fucking freefall with no bottom in sight.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      It’s good to take period breaks and do some crafting with your cats or something.
      Actually, cats don’t craft, but they will supervise you while you’re doing it.

      • rosenbomb

        And sometimes they will sit on your projects, or try to steal your yarn…

      • Marion in Savannah

        Well, sometimes they’ll try to help. They’re usually most interested in anything like knitting or crocheting.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Yeah. I probably shouldn’t have spent my time this morning reading the twitter feed of Rogue POTUS. It was truly depressing.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    As I posted on the open thread Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri, 20 years old after collapsing last week due to heart failure and this morning a statement was released that he had severe and permanent brain damage. It now turns out he is brain dead. Enormous sadness here right now.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWfNGFsFt-u/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fv4uLF_gw4

    • BosGrl

      20 is too young to die.

    • marxalot

      That’s terrible.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        And as I said on the other thread, he was the nicest, humble, pocket of joy anyone ever has seen. Been at the academy since he was 7 and this would have been his debut year. It’s all over the news in Holland and condolescense from everywhere are coming in on Twitter. It’s heartbreaking.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Alan

    So he’s been laundering money for the Russian mob (which kinda is the Russian government) for a couple decades. I’m just surprised the whole bunch wasn’t arrested long before the election.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Hey, he paid his time fine!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Our 1% envies Vlad’s regime, which is based on plundering his own country for his personal profit.

      • Bobathonic

        Model For The Future

  • Oblios_Cap

    Baby Trump got sexually aroused like a yappy dachschund

    What a horrible visual!

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    Here’s a Time magazine cover one suspects will not be prominently displayed at Trump golf courses:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a6b9130e8526c01e4092ad91371e2c3f770f3d5ad447741f8bc3b2a7d999ee9d.jpg

    • DainBramage

      It’s funny how the text over his lip is lighter, making it look like a grey Hitler mustache.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Oh please, like Trump can read.

  • MOG253

    Meanwhile troll bots screaming fake news have flooded Fb and Twitter. Faux News continues to cover obscure scandals and Trumpkins cover their ears, singing LaLaLa. FFS

  • MynameisBlarney

    No fucking shit.
    Pretty sure most of us here knew this already.
    Still, nice to see the press sayin’ it.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016189128

  • Thought: when Twitler finally has to start pardonning the kids, will he have time to do them all or will they finally have concrete proof who the favourite is?

    • Joe Beese

      “I’m sorry I didn’t get around to yours, Don Jr, but my hand was cramping from signing all the others.”

    • rosenbomb

      “If I skip pardoning Ivanka, will she go to prison with me?”

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        “If I skip pardoning pardon Ivanka, will she go to prison bed with me?”

        FIFY

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      More importantly, will there be a signing ceremony?

    • Sophia

      He will fit them all in between golf rounds

  • rosenbomb

    Trump’s supporters think he’s the one playing Eleventy Dimensional Chess, but it’s always been Putin. Trump is an actual pawn.

    • Twitler can’t figure out 52 pickup

      • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

        With Trump, he’d steal 5 cards while picking them up.

    • DrBigHead

      I doubt Trump could even set up a chess board.

      Or a checkerboard for that matter.

  • Joe Beese

    … Trump denied that the White House is in disarray, saying instead that “the mood in the White House is fantastic.”

    “We have done more in five months than practically any president in history,” he said “There’s not a thing that we’re not doing well in. The White House is functioning beautifully, despite the hoax made up by the Democrats.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/trump-white-house-mood-fantastic-240495

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      [citation needed]

    • TJ Barke

      Lying or delusional?

      • rosenbomb

        obligatory “why not both”

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Is it a lie if you’re delusional? Asking for a friend.

    • Bill D. Burger

      “We have done more [damage to this country] in five months than practically any president in history,” he said.

      There…all fixed.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Even Fox News is asking uncomfortable questions about what Mike Pence knew and when he knew it. Interesting.
    http://crooksandliars.com/2017/07/pence-spokesman-refuses-say-whether-vp-met

    • SDGeoff3

      I think a little pig just flew past the window. I could be wrong.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    CNN: Trump, a fast-food connoisseur, will dine at a Michelin-starred Paris restaurant

    The chef is nervous because he will lose his stars if Trump likes the food. What will Trump order?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Chicken tenders.

      • And Kraft Mac and Cheese.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          KMC libelz!

      • Beanz&Berryz

        With ranch dressing. Or Russian?

        • MynameisBlarney

          Russian Hooker Pee Vinaigrette.

          • Bobathonic

            Any place that serves that MUST have a roaming child yodeler.

          • MynameisBlarney

            And fresh, free range vegan butthole.

      • Rags

        Poulet tendre avec sauce tomate Americaine
        Deux cuillères de glace
        Coca light ’17

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Incinerate some poor cow and serve it with ketchup, French fries, chocolate cake with two scoops of ice cream and he’ll be fine.

      • As chef commits suicide rather than serve that

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Chef takes the night off, lets the dishwasher sub for him.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        A line from Apicolyose Now comes to mind … “I love the smell of …”

    • mackafritz

      How can you be a connoisseur of fast food? Isn’t there a contradiction there?

      • Marion in Savannah

        Yes.

    • SDGeoff3

      He’ll order steak and we hope the chef will serve stuffed crow with pie baked by The Help.

    • TRUMP orders the escargot and then he and Bannon spend the next hour making “Hahaha French are sooo stupid and gross and eat snails” cracks.

      • Thiazin Red

        Well prepared escargot is so damn delicious.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          It’s a delight.

        • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

          But not so well prepared is like eating a tractor tire.

      • Bobathonic

        He likes snails that are fast.

    • Thiazin Red

      Theory, Marcon is playing The Dinner Game.

    • Bemused Australian

      That depends on whether he can figure out why the French would want to eat tyres.

    • memzilla Ω

      He’s going to a Michelin-rated restaurant and he’s going to want catsup. CATSUP. AT A MICHELIN-RATED RESTAURANT. IN PARIS. The waiter will probably use tongs to bring it to him.

    • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

      Le Taco Bowl?

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Escargot – the jumbo size.

  • Bill D. Burger

    BTW. I’m so sick & tired of these fuckers beginning, “…but Donald Jr. was new to politics…blah, blah, blah….” Dana Bash just did it again.

    For fuck’s sake, Manafort (in politics for 40+years and Trump’s campaign manager at the time) WAS WITH HIM.
    Goddamnit’…. That’s the lamest excuse they can come up with. Junior is 39 years old, not a fucking child.

    wheeew…feel better. TFL

    • Wild Cat

      They’re the Party of Personal Excuses.

    • DainBramage

      As they say, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    • Bobathonic

      Saying “new to politics” is the same as saying “had no clue what he’s doing”, which should have been an immediate disqualification.
      Butter emalez.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Are emalez male emus? Inquiring minds… Didn’t know she kept birds.

    • Bemused Australian

      Incompetence is a shitty defence.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The enablers in the media need to be purged. See my nym.

    • Moebym Reborn

      They’d never defend Dems like this. “Liberal media” my ass.

    • BigCSouthside

      That pisses me off because they ran on how easy governing is and that they are geniuses.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Youthful indiscretion”.

      Hey, it worked for Henry Hyde when discussing an affair with another man’s wife while he was in his 40’s.

      • It also seems to have been accepted by Republican voters as an excuse for the 63-year-old Donald Trump’s confession of serial sexual assault.

    • Johnny Appleseed

      Zero tolerance. Adults. In business, you get trampled for not knowing the rules. If this is how they conduct business…..sad

    • canes_pugnaces

      I didn’t know murder was against the law is not a defense. Ever.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I can’t find it now, but someone retweeted an article that said this “defense” was the epitome of white male privilege.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Isn’t it funny how certain people, when they get in legal trouble, have very understanding network anchors making excuses for them.

      In all probability, Bash and her co-anchors aren’t the ones who came up with that line. I sense Jeff Zucker’s fat, sweaty hands on this one, trying to buy back Donald’s favor with some softball coverage.

    • Me not sure

      “Donald Jr. IS new to politics, but you can tell from the unfortunate genetics involved in the hereditary “Trump face” that he is merely a victim of low energy degenerate sperm. A person to be both pitied AND scorned.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        There’s a certain lovely irony to the fact that the dominant Trump gene is a weak chin.

        • Me not sure

          In Donnie Sr.’s case, multiple weak chins.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Donnie’s Defense: I thought I was getting oppo from a hostile foreign power, but actually it was about recovering questionable money and anyway I’m too stupid to understand it.

      got it

    • Opiwan

      I am 39 years old. I have taught my 13 and 10 year old kids, respectively, to be more aware of their surroundings and responsibilities than this. Junior has absolutely ZERO excuse, and anyone who says so should be aggressively laughed at and ridiculed. There are few things in the world that are black and white, but many that are such a dark shade of charcoal gray that you’d never mistake it for white.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Dumping Bharara’s case at the last minute sounds pretty legit:

    http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/07/theres-trump-smoke-theres-likely-dumpster-fire

    • This story needs to find its way toward the front of the line.

  • Ricky Gay

    In Russia, onion peels you!

  • canes_pugnaces

    OT: new GOP health bill. It’s health insurance for young, healthy people, which isn’t health insurance, but hey: all Trump supporters are young and healthy. I mean if they weren’t they’d be idiots. Right?

    • Thiazin Red

      And it doesn’t matter how young and healthy you are if you get in a car accident, or say buy new shoes, trip, and do 50k worth of damage to your ankle.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        You’ll be able to buy a much cheaper plan that doesn’t cover car accidents or trips and falls.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      If there was a rhinoceros beetle big enough to carry me I’m not getting within a thousand miles of it!

    • Painter of Goats

      There’s a video game waiting to be made using this frogs-riding-beetles theme.

      • MynameisBlarney

        No…a full length movie, avatar style.

    • Cock Blockula

      Not only rideable but talented artists also too!
      https://www.instagram.com/spikethebeetle/

    • Hardly Ideal

      “FORWARD!!! Wait, not that- NOT THAT WAY AAAAAAA–“

  • Bill D. Burger

    rotfl’

    Turnip’s been good for ‘failing SNL’. It just led the field (with Westworld) with 22 Emmy nominations.

  • memzilla Ω
    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Why not just give him the Donnie Two-Scoops special, and ask him a second time, but in a totally different way?

    • BadKitty904

      Jr. is just dumb enough…

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      It’s so delicious that because he dumped the whole email chain on his twitter account there’s no way they can cry “FAKE NEWS”, which you just know would have been the defense offered otherwise. I do have a soft heart for dumb animals, but not dumb Trumps. I LOVE IT!

  • Opiwan

    use this One Weird Trick to get yourself WireTappd! WE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT WAS TRUE!

  • goonemeritus

    How long before Trump modifies his wall plan by building it between East and West Germany?

    • Bobathonic

      He’d claim it was his original idea.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Or around the White House.

    • OutOfOrbit

      See: Sea Walls/Trump properties

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Villago Delenda Est

      That anonymous IC person Schindler quoted was right.

      He’s going to jail.

      • TJ Barke

        Let it be FSM’s noodly will…

        • Rags

          ramen

  • Bill D. Burger

    ot..but new GOP Death/Wealthcare bill out.

    Allows low-cost plans with far fewer benefits.

    Severely limits Medicaid expansion.

    ___ And these are supposed to be the new positives to get it passed.

    No amount of polish will polish this turd, but McConnell (as with Trump) doesn’t care. He wants it to pass and to hell with the public’s healthcare.

    • BadKitty904
      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        The funny thing is that the Health Insurance lobby hates the Cruz Amendment that is now in the bill.

      • The KGB Ate Our Votes

        I don’t see any low-income Medicaid expansion receiving KYNECT Kentucky residents in there. AKA–Mitch’s constituents.

        • WotsAllThisThen

          They’ll blame Obama and vote for Mitch again anyway.

          • The KGB Ate Our Votes

            ((laughing and/or weeping))

        • BadKitty904

          If only they’d notice that…and remember who did it to them.

          • yyyaz

            They might. Then the next oxy will kick in.

          • BadKitty904

            It’s a pity there’s not a second political party in America to remind them at election time.

          • Antonin Dvorak

            There is, but just over half the state has been gaslighted to subconsciously hate them.

      • This fucker deserves a polio relapse.

  • BadKitty904

    OT – From the UK’s Popbitch:

    >> Vanishing Jack <<
    More locker room talk

    After November’s election result, someone who organised a monthly event at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club decided to make a stand – and switched all his bookings to a different venue.

    Soon after he had done so, the event organiser was most surprised to receive a handwritten letter from the president-elect himself, begging him to keep his bookings at the golf club.

    Even though he wasn’t a member, the letter promised a whole load of extras to entice him back. Trump offered him his own locker at the club – free of charge. And not only that, but it would be in a prized position: next to the locker of none other than Jack Nicholson!

    Not especially convinced, but a little intrigued, he made some inquiries at the golf club about Jack Nicholson’s membership. Only to be told that, no, famous Hollywood Democrat Jack Nicholson wasn’t a member, but Donald Trump had written a similar letter to Mr Nicholson offering him a locker at the golf club, too.

    (And no, Jack didn’t go for it either.)

    • MizzMazz

      Eww! Who in their right mind would want to use trump’s locker!

    • Alan

      Not surprised. Grifters grift.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Donald is an utterly vile creature.

      • BadKitty904

        Pathological liars gotta pathologically lie.

        • Darlene Underdahl

          They do, and it’s amazing he got this far. I think a lot of our bad values came out of the fifties. Vile Fonzies?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I would be super surprised if a private golf club released names of members, esp. celebrity members?

      • yyyaz

        There is nothing normal about anything with Il Douche’s stink on it.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Remember who the owner is.

  • bookish
    • Alan

      I’m searching the document for the phrases “kill grandma” and “fuck poor people”.

      • The KGB Ate Our Votes

        With Republicans those sentiments could easily be reversed.

      • TJ Barke

        They’ve got euphemisms for that, but I’m sure they’re in there.

      • OutOfOrbit

        All is plainly laid out in legal-eze.

    • OutOfOrbit

      “Accidental injuries are not covered.”

    • SeeTrain65

      “Health problems contracted by members of the human population who are not members of Congress will not be covered. Now pay us $800 a month.”

  • The KGB Ate Our Votes

    At this point I guess we can just be glad we don’t yet have a Russian government. Think of it. Don Jr and Eric would be BIG TIME SEXY ROCK & ROLLING stars.

  • Reximus

    To help lower HC costs, the new (R) senate bill allows for parents to earn honorary MD’s diplomas from Trump U, and so can do their own DIY doctoring for free. Surgical practice to be completed on pets.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    YAPPY DACHSHUND LIBELZ!!!11!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2077048d784f930898486c1bcce6c76ec00e8184540fd3ef30a81bacf0f1d0d3.jpg
    My dachshunds spend their days perusing the Constitution.

  • SeeTrain65

    “The Wall Street Journal has a storytime blog post about Donald Trump and his many Russian connections that will knock your socks off, or maybe at this point it won’t shock you at all, and you’ll just go back to crafting with your cat or whatever it is that you people do.”

    Sexing chickens. A highly-specialized trade. (“Yeah, for pervs.”)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0stojwYjI

    • Darlene Underdahl

      My folks wanted all hens, but you always let a few roosters through. (Humph.)

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    If this is what WaPo has, imagine what Mueller has.

  • laineypc

    Between that and this https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate

    Especially weird is how he thinks he can get away with saying “I have almost no dealings with Russia”. This is publicly available. Of course it is what he does and I shouldn’t be surprised but come on.

  • Oblios_Cap
    • DainBramage

      He wants plenty of tie to use as a napkin.

    • SeeTrain65

      Overcompensation is a helluva drug.

    • yyyaz

      When he is sitting hunched-over, manspreading, it hides his baby-goat toe.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      He clearly thinks it makes him look taller. Since his generation thought that looking taller automatically made you look thinner, he thinks he’s fooling us all.

      • Augustus

        “…he thinks he’s fooling us all.”

        That pretty much sums up the entire situation, doesn’t it?

    • Bub, the truculent Zombie

      Fucking oaf.

    • Meh. Tie wouldn’t matter.

      There’s no putting lipstick on that pig.

  • Bub, the truculent Zombie

    From Raw Story:

    Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy on Thursday argued the press is “unpatriotic” for using this conference to get some answers from the president.
    “He is going to have to address it, and you know that the Democrats and the liberals in the media are so unhinged that it is going to come up in this press conference,” Campos-Duggy began. “And what is exciting about a Donald Trump news conference as you really can’t predict what is going to happen.”

    “It used to be unpatriotic to ask these kinds of questions on foreign soil,” she continued. “And I think that this just shows where the Democrats are at. It is all it is all about obstructing, and taking this president down.”

    Well, since he refuses to answer any questions on American soil, I guess the press just has to take what they can get.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Reality tv ‘star’ defending reality tv ‘star’ says what now?

    • MynameisBlarney

      FAux News is an enemy of the state.
      It needs to be taken dismantled and it’s leaders prosecuted.

      • The KGB Ate Our Votes

        And Hannity FINALLY waterboarded FFS! :)

        • MynameisBlarney

          YES!

        • Bub, the truculent Zombie

          With cat piss.

          • The KGB Ate Our Votes

            Nice touch! Evil, yet entirely appropriate.

      • proudgrampa

        Hear, hear!

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Could happen if the net is cast widely enough.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      You know what “used to be unpatriotic”? An American president dissing the United States on foreign soil. An American president choosing the “word” of a foreign enemy over the word of 17 American intelligence agencies. So now that we’ve had that, Ms. Campos-Duffy (sounds furrin, BTW), you can just go sit in the corner and STFU forever please, and thank you.

      • An american colluding with a hostile foreign power to rig an election.

        Also, too.

      • Paul

        Oops. Shoulda’ read further down.

    • Hollandaise

      “It used to be unpatriotic to ask these kinds of questions on foreign soil,” she continued. “And I think that this just shows where the Democrats are at…”

      So she thinks all journalists are Democrats?

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        Well, of course! Except for the patriots presidential ball-garglers at Fox.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        IF all journalists are Democrats
        AND Faux Noise is solidly Republican
        THEREFORE Faux Noise has no journalists.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Republican timeline:

      Politics stops at the water’s edge – 2001-2008, 2017-
      Politics does not stop when the President is on foreign soil – 2009-2016

      Gee, wonder what happened there?

      • Bub, the truculent Zombie

        It’s a conundrum, all right. I’ll have to Google that. Maybe check Wikipedia.

    • Rags

      It used to be unpatriotic for the President to publicly criticize Americans or American institutions on foreigh soil, too. The gloves are off, bitch.

    • Paul

      Didn’t it used to be unpatriotic for a sitting president to disparage a predecessor on foreign soil? Also too to slam our intelligence community on foreign soil?

      I’m old and forgetful but didn’t something like that occur recently, FFS?

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    Seems to me it would have been nice had this been revealed, you know, BEFORE the election. I understand why there are valid reasons why it wasn’t, but jeez.

  • BadKitty904

    OT – From the UK’s Popbitch:

    Donald Trump Jr’s lawyer is the bass-trombonist of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      ..which will come in handy when at the close of Jr’s trial he can play the ‘sad trombone’ ~ Stephen Colbert

    • Bill D. Burger

      And now he has a client who’s an ass-Trumpbonist’ ……uhh…oooo…..I’ll stop. That seemed like a good idea until I typed it. Forgive!

    • proudgrampa

      “Wah. Wah. Waaah.”

  • Michael R

    A repeat for anyone that missed this …

    Gore Camp Recipient Of A Hot Potato

    September 14, 2000

    WASHINGTON — A confidant of Al Gore received an unsolicited package Wednesday containing documents and a videotape that appeared to involve rival George W. Bush’s debate preparations, an aide to Gore said.

    Tom Downey, a former congressman who has been helping the vice president prepare for debates against Bush, turned the material over to his lawyer. The lawyer planned to give the package to the FBI to determine whether the documents and tape were “illegally obtained from the Bush campaign,” said Gore spokesman Mark Fabiani.

    “We got something we shouldn’t have and turned it over to the authorities,” said Marc Miller, Downey’s lawyer.

  • Claire

    Nice to know that Trump is continuing his unbroken record of humiliating America on the world stage.

    https://twitter.com/ADAMPLOW/status/885513112492929025

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He makes me slappy, stabby, and shooty. Then I get angry.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes
      • Villago Delenda Est

        This is what you get when you watch Faux.

      • Claire

        My reaction exactly, kitty.

      • Paul

        D’aawwwww.

    • jesterpunk
      • Jenny

        If only!

      • yyyaz

        Never gets old. At least if you’re emotionally 11 years old like I am.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I’m starting to think one of the Secret Service guys should carry a tranq gun for situations like this.

    • proudgrampa

      Such a pig.

    • SeeTrain65

      Because “It’s a pleasure to meet you, thank you for welcoming us to France” is not in Donny’s 2,300-word vocabulary.

    • Jenny

      Mother of god. Can someone find him a Gary Walsh, please?

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Wait, the twitterlink there takes you to a tweet that says something else. How twitter work?

      • Claire

        Did you click on the grey part that says “10:55 AM” etc? That’s the tweet I pasted. If you click on the blue link, it takes you to another tweet that’s nested in the “Exact words…” tweet.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Ah. One day, when it’s completely passé and outdated, I will get Twitter!

          • Claire

            I click on the wrong link all the time. Eventually I’ll get it down, but today is probably not that day.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “You’re not from Eastern Europe by any chance?”

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Trump the Slavophile!

    • ariel_gee_398

      If his life depended on it, I’m not sure he could pay a woman a compliment that wasn’t about her body.

  • La forza del resistino

    Macron at the presser describing current Franco-US relations. Donald is waiting for his time to speak with the look of one who didn’t think there would be a test. So he proceeds to give the French a teleprompter French history lesson.

  • proudgrampa

    Somewhat Off Topic, but a thoughtful video essay on why people Conform (and yes, I know it’s over 10 minutes).

    https://youtu.be/ARGczzoPASo

    • yyyaz

      Keep reposting this at least until xmas and I promise to watch.

      • proudgrampa

        Uh, OK. ;-)

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        You can save it to a Queue in Youtube. Mine’s called Watch Later.

  • Michael R

    We’ll do ANYTHING to win , but we don’t want to be held responsible for our actions –

    Seasons Greetings from the entire Trump Family

  • laughingnome

    Bannon definitely wrote Trump’s speech at the joint presser with Macron today.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Let’s face it, if Trump wrote it it would be about French fries, French dressing and French maids. That’s the limit of Trump’s knowledge of France. Maybe he’s seen the movie “Ratatouille” so he could mention fromage and sound fancy.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        Oh, please don’t encourage him to use “fromage.” He’d undoubtedly confuse it with something and we’d all be even more embarrassed, if possible.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Mmmmm. Fromage a trois! Ou la la

          • proudgrampa

            “I’ve done that, man!”

        • Marion in Savannah

          Frottage.

      • Spurning Beer

        If Trump wrote it, it would have been about his massive electoral college victory and his stunning success getting a Supreme Court justice confirmed.

      • Rags

        what’s covfefe in French?

    • SeeTrain65

      Noticeable grease stains?

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    I know he’s doing good work, but it’s okay to take a break! Geez!
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/885541033894977538

    • Augustus

      He’s my favorite humble peanut farmer.

    • aureolaborealis

      Remember when he had to completely divest himself from his peanut farm, because ethics?

  • SayItWithWookies

    See,this should make us feel a lot better about Assmouth and his drooling, corrupt progeny. I thought they were just gravitating towards horrifying evil as a reflex, but no – it turns out that this is a long-term commitment. It’s sorta like finding out that hyenas mate for life.

    • Bill D. Burger

      And the fact that Turnip was an absentee father for most of his brood (Oh, of course he was ‘hands on’ with Ivanka.) it’s amazing how they were able to be just as reprehensible,odious, depraved and vacuous as their old man.

      Makes one accept ‘nature’ over ‘nurture’ in that age old argument.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I think that just the right amount of highly judgmental, semi-benign neglect is what’s most likely to produce children most desperate to please Daddy.

        • Edith Prickly

          Trump’s father treated him the same way.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Hyena libelz!

      Hyena’s are actually better hunters than lions and are more related to cats than dogs. And they get a bad rap because they look weird and take no shit.

      Won’t anyone think of the hyenas!

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Oh, ffs.

    Meanwhile, his own wife was letting herself out of the car.

    https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/885503275650473984

    • Bill D. Burger

      Aside from the fact Madame Macron should have kneed him in the groin, his leaving Mel behind has become quite typical, from the day they drove up for the ceremonial 1st WH meeting with the Obamas (The President went down to greet and welcome her as she crawled out of the limo after Trump got out and walked up the steps without giving her a 2nd thought.) to his walking away from her and the Polish president on stage and just exiting like a clueless fool.

      • BigCSouthside

        She’s nothing but a prop to him

      • Claire

        He does wander a lot, doesn’t he? Without Ivanka there, there’s no one to make sure he goes in the right direction.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        He’s pretty upfront about the fact that Roy Cohn taught him everything he knows about how to treat women.

    • Michael R

      Are we at war with the French yet ?
      Keep me updated .

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      That arm’s going to snap like a twig.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Nah, she has too much class to injure a visiting head of state.

        • The KGB Ate Our Votes

          HA!

    • Un-American in Paris.

      • Bill D. Burger

        The Fugly American

    • Msgr_MΩment
      • everstar

        He’s also heard that Mme. Defarge is super hot.

    • Augustus

      what a crass, disgusting slimeball

    • MynameisBlarney

      Jayzus feckin chroist! The fuck is wrong with him?

    • Edith Prickly

      Mel looks much happier getting a kiss from Macron…

    • Edith Prickly

      Forever putting the “ass” in class.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

    • Msgr_MΩment

      She’s no fromage-eating surrender monkey.

    • Claire

      By God, he’s going to do the dominance handshake on somebody today, and it didn’t go well the last time he tried it with Macron.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        This is going to end with someone in a full nelson.

        • yyyaz

          I’d watch Donnie do the chicken dance.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I think this is him doing the beta-dominance move of manhandling the guy’s wife.

    • Kakkeltje

      Why is he shaking with his left hand?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        I generally assume all the whys with him are cognitive or neuromotor deficits.

  • Shanzgood

    OT: Kobach is doing such a good job helping Kansans vote, let’s put him in charge of a Federal program.

    Inaccuracies Posted On Kansas Secretary Of State Website Through Voter Registration Deadline

    http://kcur.org/post/inaccuracies-posted-kansas-secretary-state-website-through-voter-registration-deadline#stream/0

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Is this the OT thread?

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      If comments were allowed they would be off topic, yes.

  • Joe Beese
    • Villago Delenda Est

      When I was stationed in Germany, it was stressed to the troops that they were going to be seen by the locals as “typical Americans” and therefore should be on their best behavior.

      Donald does NOTHING but set a bad example for everyone.

      • laughingnome

        I was recently abroad in Europe and made sure to be very polite and try the language of the country I was in first, before my poor skills made it clear everyone should switch to English. Some people thought I was Finnish for some reason. And I apologized for our President several times.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          My experience, especially on trains, was that I started out in German, but they got the “Amerikanishes Hochdeutsch” accent right away and wanted to try out their English on me!

          Then there were the ticket counter people who thought my German was good enough that they could operate at normal speed, which was very flattering.

          • laughingnome

            Try explaining the Electoral College abroad. Very frustrating and makes us look like idiots.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Back in the 80’s we had a British Exchange officer on the 9th ID staff, and he was trying to get into NFL just to be sociable, so my coworker and I attempted to explain the playoff system to him. We think he got it, but we didn’t even try to explain how the college football “National Champion” was determined.

            The Electoral College would be similarly difficult to explain, even in English.

          • SeeTrain65

            The truest exchange of British to American:

            American: Successfully explain baseball to the English.
            English: Successfully explain cricket to the Americans.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            I actually did this in Toronto, of all places, with this wonderful Brit couple who were visiting relatives in Canada. They were really impressed by the SkyDome, nice and clean, a place you could take your family to, unlike a football (soccer) stadium.

          • SeeTrain65

            I did it the hard way. I learned cricket through osmosis. And I still don’t totally get it. But I like it, even though it takes forever to play.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            i’ve heard that – germans are so eager to practice their english, they don’t want to spreche deutsch with us.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      I wish he had grabbed her pussy. She was once Macron’s drama teacher and is 24 years older than him. An older Parisienne? TRMP had better not.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Macron

  • BigCSouthside

    Did you know it’s Loretta Lynch’s fault jr did collusions with maybe Russian spies?

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I thought it was Obama’s fault? Do I need to update my scorecard?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I thought it was that crazy pedophile pizzeria in DC?

      • The KGB Ate Our Votes

        Thank goodness Benghazi is the free center space on the Trump BINGO card, since it doesn’t get mentioned TOO much anymore. Although I heard a lady caller on Hannity just this week practically crying over it and Trump may not be perfect, but there was no way she could support Hillary who killed those four Americans!

        • Yellow_Dog_Dem

          Oh, they still mention it. I had a friend bring it up just yesterday.

    • SeeTrain65

      You know who else did collusions with maybe Russian spies?

      (Wait, am I doing this right?)

      • The KGB Ate Our Votes

        Maxwell Smart?

        • yyyaz

          Max and Inspector Clouseau are geniuses compared with the Orange Taint’s crew.

      • laughingnome

        That 400 pound guy on the bed?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Bond. James Bond.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Collusions? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Bullwinkel J. Moose?
        Unwittingly.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        McConnell, Ryan, Hatch, Priebus, McCarthy, Cornyn, Thune, Blunt,…
        Shit, this is taking too long.
        AOT,K?

        • SeeTrain65

          I got four years. Go ahead.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            They’ve got five to twenty.

          • SeeTrain65

            (fingers crossed) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE …

        • Ω cynmac will never surrender
          • BeachBum

            ” I see you have 2 choices Jeff, may I call you Jeff ? You may call me Talia. One, you keep mouth shut, plead 5th, and hope get pardon. Hope and pray (hrmph to self). Or two, spill possum goulash all over beautiful Mother Russia. Now as you know, people sometimes “disappear” on fishing trips in Alabama swamps, excuse me “wetlands” as you call them. Usually bodies never found. So you choose.
            Dasvadanyia !

        • BeachBum

          TLDR

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Derek Flint?

      • BeachBum

        AOT Ektorina !

  • susan_g

    “You’re in such good shape” –Cheeto to Putin

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    Trump, challenged by reporter, refuses to repeat Jim's criticism of Paris. "It's going to be just fine. Because you have a great president."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 13, 2017

    • Morningside

      “Jim”, the phantom “friend”.

      • BreakingDeadMen

        I don’t get why this is such a big deal. A lot of people name their Schwantzes. You can be sure a Schmuck like Trump did.

        • Morningside

          LOL!

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            It’s named “Teeny”

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    And then:

    Trump gave one of the two questions for American reporters to a French-speaking reporter for a Chinese outlet. He asks about China.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 13, 2017

  • MynameisBlarney

    Don’t fall for this bullshit.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029322292

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      How bad is it when you have to say, ” Nuh-uh! You can’t get rid of our walking horror and constitutional crisis-a-day asshole because the next guy in line is a homophomic zombie zealot asshole!” Sad!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        And up to his eyebrows in treason just like Donald.

        • yyyaz

          Perjury too.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Will he get visits from mother whilst in the pokey?

      • Pisto75666

        And my response would be “and who the hell’s fault is THAT?”

      • unmasked mumbler

        Regardless of whether you think Trump or Pence is the bigger asshole, I don’t know how anyone could argue that Pence wouldn’t be much more effective at pushing a far-right agenda. But of course if we have sufficient evidence to impeach Trump it should happen.

        • But with Trump, we get the very same agenda, but the GOP gets to hide behind a “rogue” and blame it on him and Democrats when things go sideways. And they will, which is why they are dragging their feet with healthcare; no one wants to be the one to go yeah I voted for that!
          The added bonus of Trump is that we also get to isolate ourselves from our allies and embrace full out dictators.

  • Sophia

    The worst spin about Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort: Don’t blame me, I didn’t read to the bottom of the email

    Then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who attended the meeting and was included on the email chain, according to Trump Jr.’s tweets, employed the “tldr” defense when asked about the news by Politico: “A source close to Manafort told POLITICO on Tuesday that the campaign manager hadn’t read all the way to the bottom of the email exchanges on his phone and that he didn’t even know who he was meeting with when he attended the 20 to 30-minute session.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/worst-spin-about-donald-trump-jrs-emails-eb32c813b754

    • Villago Delenda Est

      LOL.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      Sure…

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Excuse me. I wasn’t even an executive on my corporate jobs and I read the emails for agendas and attendees – looking for an excuse to skip meetings.
      I call BULLSHIT.

    • BeachBum

      I hope the jury does tldr on his defense and finds him guilty in 5 minutes.

  • marxalot

    Shots fired on campus, two buildings down. We’re on lock until further notice. Ironically, this morning’s circular email announced active shooter training.

    • The KGB Ate Our Votes

      Shelter in place! Be safe!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Shit shit shit.

      Situation normal. Shots fired. 2nd Amendment rights trump the lives of everyone in the country.

    • Sophia

      Shit! Stay safe.

    • C4TWOMAN

      Keep us posted.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Be safe – keep your head down :-(

  • Spurning Beer

    Trump is such a fucking turdburger, if you’ll pardon my French.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Avec Pommes Fritte froid

      • BeachBum

        Oui, N’est-ce pas ?

        • BreakingDeadMen

          Mais oui

          • Weird Fishes

            Zoot allures, tabernac

    • Last Hussar

      Fuck is middle German, from to poke or to prick.
      (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Fornication Under Command of the King are myths)

  • whitroth

    Hey, hey, hey, Vidalia onion libel!

    And I’d forgotten about Rohrbacker – when the four-foot-high stacks of criminal indictments are wheeled out by Mueller’s staff, just how many of the GOP majorities are going to be in them?

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender

    Henry Rollins weighs in on the normalization of TRMP. I don’t agree with all his points but I love how he write.
    Here is the whole column in LA Weekly:
    http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-the-trump-dumpster-fire-rages-on-and-we-all-seem-content-to-watch-it-8417783
    Here is the post from Raw Story, where the commentariat is being very lively.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/henry-rollins-its-depressing-how-quickly-weve-accepted-the-trump-dumpster-fire-as-our-reality/?comments=disqus

    • HarpyLibtart

      Henry Rollins is an American treasure – so woke, still so damn fine for his age.

    • Sakonyachen

      That Rollins piece is pretty damn scary since it’s spot on. Though I wish people would stop with the comrade thing. It makes Trump sound more noble than he would ever want to be. If he were in the USSR behaving like he has, the Soviets would have had him in the gulag by brunch. There are no Soviets now, just Russian oligarchs. Not that there weren’t oligarchs in Soviet times. Still, comrade makes him sound like he would actually give a tenth of a fuck about another human being.

  • BeachBum

    “All of them Ekaterina” Ha, good one !

  • Gregory Purcell

    Wow during a point of time when Hillary et al. we’re talking about a no fly zone where Russian aircraft was operating, some Russians took notice of a couple Americans who were saying that we should work with the Russians.

    • Work with the Russians, give them everything they want to the detriment to the remainder of the world, tomayto, tomahto

    • Bill Diaz

      Are you this willfully ignorant by accident, does someone pay you or do you have a serious TBI in your medical history?

      Have a great day!

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      working with and conspiring with are two entirely different things.

  • Gregory Purcell

    If President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray is confirmed by the Senate, then expect an investigation into the Ukraine-Clinton collusion that is very real, very factual, and very well documented…unlike the zero evidence Russian election meddling fake news story.

    On January 11, 2017, Politico ran a post entitled “Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire“, which detailed how Kiev officials were scrambling to make amends with president-elect Trump after quietly working to boost Clinton.

    http://theduran.com/trumps-new-fbi-director-will-go-after-ukraine-hillary-clinton-and-their-election-collusion/

    • natoslug

      You mention a Politico article, but include a link to a site that promotes conspiracy theories? I think you’re Interwebbing wrong. And if we’re not going to look at the source Politico article, maybe looking at another organization that actually does news’ take on that story . . . https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/07/russia-trump-ukraine-clinton/533394/

      • Gregory Purcell

        Sorry I couldn’t make it past this ridiculous sentence in The Atlantic article.

        “by allying with Moscow rather than longtime U.S. allies like Ukraine.”

        If you care, here is the history of Greater Russia, Little Russia, and White Russia. Also in the following link is an explanation of how Lenin and his policies are the root cause of the crisis in Ukraine.

        http://theduran.com/the-seeds-of-the-ukrainian-conflict-nationalism-without-a-nation/

        • We know, you love Russia and RT is totally not propaganda and everything Putin does is ok because he kills less journalists these days.
          Also, The Duran is still a wackadoodle idiot site. So keep on sourcing that, sparky! Someone will surely bite!

          • Perkniticky

            I was wondering if he was one of those self promoters who only comment to send people to their own obscure blogs. I mean really, would a legit media source call themself Duran? Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

          • He comes along to everything that mentions Russia and goes on and on about how Russia is so great and less journalists are killed these days (which is a lie) and Russian news is NOT propaganda, really!
            Have settled on gullible greenite. Though, during the bird sanctuary fiasco, he was running around telling everyone how the occupiers had no guns and were not threatening anyone, despite how they were all armed (and showed them off all the time!) and threatened everyone from the feds to the locals in town.

          • Gregory Purcell

            No I didn’t support the armed nutjobs occupation of federal buildings

          • Well there is some hope then :) Though, so you know, history is a thing and people look at it and stuff. So you know.

          • Perkniticky

            Maybe he thinks he is defending the defenseless, like a white knight?

    • I will please to not be calling you bot.
      But what about utter gullible stooge?

      • Gregory Purcell

        The orange faced fascist is the price America will pay, for having both political party establishment being pro war, and pro Wall Street.

        • Yes, sure, both sides do it!
          So weird that you are only ever ragging on Clinton and constantly saying that there is no Russian collusion when…you know…there is some pretty dang clear Russian collusion.
          So very weird.
          Both sides do it though!

        • dshwa

          No, it’s the price America will pay for having holier than thou leftists who made the perfect the enemy of the good.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      “the Ukraine-Clinton collusion that is very real, very factual, and very well documented”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b645e9023e46d3d0f66e0e1788417d8d2a99e7225dfc74ed59ba925f28bd6b3b.jpg

  • John Hayman

    Doc I love ya but you owe Vidalia onions an apology.

  • John Hayman

    My bad. Evan I love ya but you owe Vidalia onions an apology. My apology to Doc.

  • John Mruzik

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