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Trump Tower, June 9, 2016

A tweet to end your Friday:

EIGHT. What did we ask this morning? How Many Goddamn Russian Spies Came To Trump Junior’s Russian Conspiracy Meeting? Because this morning’s BREAKING NEWS SCOOP was that there was ANOTHER Russian spy/hacker/pee hooker at the Donald Trump Jr. meeting. But something in our brain said, “Yeah, uh huh, there was just somebody else there. We bet more shoes are going to drop before this story runs its course.” And it turns out the shoes dropping are CLOWN SHOES because Trump Tower was a fucking CLOWN CAR FULL OF RUSSIAN AGENTS that day, and probably lots of other days too.

Supposedly this “nothingburger” meeting where Fuckstump Junior was promised Hillary Clinton Dirty Nasty Dirt, but where he allegedly didn’t GET any Hillary Clinton Dirty Nasty Dirt (hahahahaha bullshit), lasted only 20 minutes. But golly gosh, using our logical noodle brain, we’d guess it would have taken 20 minutes just to make introductions!

NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA: Hello, I am Natalia and I am a Trump-Russia conspiracy-doer.

ONE MILLION OTHER PEOPLE: HI, NATALIA!

RINAT AKHMETSHIN: Hello, I am Rinat, and I am a Trump-Russia conspiracy-doer.

ALL FORMER KGB AGENTS LIVING AND DEAD: HI, RINAT!

DONALD TRUMP (Skyping in from a different floor of Trump Tower): That Russian chick is almost as hot as Ivanka! If I wasn’t married to Melania and weirdly attracted to my daughter, maybe I’d be dating her!

IVANKA: Daaaaaaaaaaaad.

Oh come on, you fucking KNOW Trump was at the meeting in SOME way. On speakerphone, on Skype, wanking it in a closet nearby. Natalia Veselnitskaya is very pretty, which means Trump probably felt compelled to at the very least Skype her by the pussy and invite her furniture shopping.

The clown shoes are likely to continue to drop on this one, so in case we don’t feel like coming and doing BREAKING NEWSES! at your face, this is your open thread. If you missed them, here are a couple more stories from today’s coverage of #WhateverthefuckthisisGate:

Those are very good stories. If you want something else to read, may we suggest this thing from the Washington Post about how this whole thing SURE ‘NUFF DOES look like a Russian intelligence operation? Yes we may.

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  • jesuswasablack
  • BMW
  • jesuswasablack
  • Truck Fump

    Let’s list who we know was in the meeting. Ruskie attorney, Ruskie Agent, Goldstone, Interpretor, DTJ, Kushner, Manafort. DJT? We have to ask.

    • jesterpunk

      AOT,K?

  • memzilla Ω
    • Villago Delenda Est

      I was hoping for some Place de la Concorde action, myself…

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I hope Macron takes him down to the basement to show him the cask of Amontillado.

      • therblig

        trumpy doesn’t drink, he’d have to say it was the cash of amontillado.

        • “M”

          That would do it, though.

      • Three Finger Salute

        WHERE THE FRENCH PIZZAS ARE MADE!!!!11!

    • JoeChristmas

      Vous êtes en bonne forme!

  • Oneofthebobs

    How many holes does it take to fill Trump Tower?

    • jesterpunk

      No holes, no holes, you’re a hole. They are trying to make Trump tower transparent again.

    • eastcoastlib

      Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall

    • Joe Beese

      Takes only one asshole to own it.

  • eastcoastlib

    And they all had to take a loyalty oath,

    • DainBramage

      To…Putin?

      • eastcoastlib

        That’s a distinction without a difference.

    • Werewolf

      Gimme eat!

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Give EVERYBODY eat!

    • therblig

      for or against?

  • Blackest Noobs

    someone ought to get shot for this but unfortunately none involved are brown-skinned, wearing a hoodie, or eating skittles.

  • DainBramage

    Sounds like it was a SPECTRE meeting.

    • Blackest Noobs

      dude…IT WAS A SPECTRE MEETING!!!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      HAIL HYDRA!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Their organization is called C.O.V.F.E.F.E.

    • JCfromNC

      At least we know it wasn’t THRUSH* — the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity — if only because those words are mostly too complicated for Donny & his family and friends to want to use. Although they do seem to be doing their best on everything but the “technological hierarchy” parts of the name.

      * – From the Man from U.N.C.L.E., for those who are not olds.

  • Indiepalin

    It’s just like one day you find one mouse in the kitchen and, overnight, it turns into 50 or 60 of the little fuckers.

    • Randy Riddle

      Or cockroaches.

  • Ezio

    OT: So…Jeff Sessions tried to have this woman arrested for laughing at him. The right calls us the snowflakes, but they’re the ones trying to jail people for hurt feelings. How ironic.

    https://www.themarysue.com/laughing-now-legal-activity/#disqus_thread

    • willi0000000

      the jury actually convicted her!

      [ . . . just more sad for my missing country ]

      • “M”

        I read that she received a new trial, though.

        Please tell me it wasn’t the second jury.

      • “M”

        Yes – a DC judge rejected that “verdict”:

        To the likely dismay of the DOJ, Washington DC judge has rejected the jury’s conviction of Code Pink protester Desiree Fairooz, who was arrested for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions [The Hill]

  • Crystalclear12

    Is anyone else starting to hear these announcements in the Sesame Street Count’s voice?
    1 conspirator
    2 conspirators
    Hahahaha

  • Mr. Blobfish

    With Goldstone in the room, the others had to wait in the hall.

  • Elendira

    New on HBO

    Special Sesame Street Episode about Treason

    The Counting with the Count skit

    1 Russian Lawyer HAHAHA
    2 Russian Spies HAHAHA
    3 Russian Hackers HAHAHA
    4 Members of Trump Admin / Transition Team HAHAHA
    5 Conspiracy Theorists HAHAHA
    6 Registered Agents of Foreign Governments HAHAHA
    7 Hillary Clinton Haters HAHAHA
    8 Putin Loving Assholes HAHAHA

  • jesterpunk
  • Beanz&Berryz

    LOL – Trump WIITCN

  • Randy Riddle

    Did they have catered bagels and coffee? Because, really, you don’t want to have a big meeting like this without bagels and coffee.

    • jesterpunk

      They had canned clams and canned clam juice.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Pirozhkis and kvass.

    • Werewolf

      Blini and tea from a samovar.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      No bagels? The meeting didn’t happen!

    • eastcoastlib

      The meeting was a 4pm. Tea time. I suspect Earl Grey and finger sandwiches.

      • Randy Riddle

        And no one really pays attention at 4pm meetings when there’s cocktail parties with vodka to go to.

    • marxalot

      The catering guy was with the Russians, too.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Pfft. Mini-muffins.

  • Blackest Noobs

    like honestly what the fuck…it just keeps getting worse and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse…

    and how in the fuck did my in-laws think voting for this guy…this fucking traitor to the country was better than Hillz???? jesus fucking christ did they get duped.

    America…go fuck yourself.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    “Look when I said I never met with the Russians I was telling the truth. At the end of the meeting the KGB guy said this meeting never happened and I believed him.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Good Morning, Mr. Trump. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves getting ‘the dirt’ on Hillary Clinton. Should your IMF team be caught or killed, Dad will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, Don.”

  • Villago Delenda Est

    The Trumpanzees will continue to wail about the Clinton Foundation, about Benghazi, about emails, and about anything but this nothing burger that is stacked with juicy medium-rare red meat all the way to the lower stratosphere.

    • Walter Wellstone

      It’s a tribal thing. The more ferocious the defense the more worrried they are about the possibility that this is going to bring them down. Enjoy the hysteria. It means they’re scared.

    • Joseph Stans

      The Trumpanzees will continue to complain about how unfair it is to question the legality of some of trumps illegal activities and that will beoverlaid by the moans of Trump from the back ground stepping on his dick.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Well thank goodness all those economically anxious Trump voters saved us from Hillary’s email server!

  • BMW
  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    That would explain the unpaid catering bill that ran into 5 figures…

  • Jenny

    Oh lord jesus, it’s like a Duggar vagina! They just keep popping out!

    • Cock Blockula

      Was it here on Wonkette where someone compared the Duggar vagina to a Pez dispenser?

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        I think we usually went with clown car.

        • Jeandsanchez

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !pg183d:
          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
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      • Alex Grey

        No way. Pez dispensers run out too fast, Duggar vaginas unfortunately don’t.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Now that you mention it, it does seem like the Duggars are have been quiet recently…

      • Bebecca

        I think some of the daughters are now popping out babies and there is a show to prove it, on TLC I think.

    • CeeQ

      Terrifying.

    • Alex Grey

      IKR, the only thing more prolific, are the number of wives that “Christian Family Values Republicans,” have had.

  • Panika MCD

    did I mention we have this guy that looks like a young Kennedy running against Ted Cruz in the general (if Cornyn doesn’t find someone to successfully primary him with, in which case, Beto will be running against that person)?

    he out-raised Teddy C. in the last quarter, but does not have near as much cash on hand seeing as he didn’t run for POTUS last year.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/13/beto-orourke-posts-2-million-fundraising/

    • Walter Wellstone

      The DNC doesn’t see Texas as a priority because of its size. Stupid fucks can’t see that, because of it size, if Texas flips the entire electoral balance flips. Texas is close to turning purple at least, which can give the Democrats a much needed momentum nationally. Why can’t they see that?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Is Beto his given name or a nickname for something? Like “Gilberto” or “Alberto”? Either way that’s a really cool name. Beto. I like that.

      • Panika MCD

        it’s been his nickname since before he could speak. his first name is Robert, but he got Beto as a babby in El Paso.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Just think. We could have had a nice quiet summer of Clinton impeachment hearings to keep us occupied, but no, trump somehow gets elected.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    One is the lonliest number. Two can be as bad as one. Three’s company and a crowd. 8 is a mothafuckin’ conspiracy.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      First time: Happenstance
      Second time: Coincidence
      Third time: Enemy action
      Fourth time: Donald Jr. is a dumbshit.

    • Three Finger Salute

      42 is the answer to everything

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    I heard Zombie Reagan was in attendance. He left when he realized there were no brains present.

  • thewalkindude

    Two things-one, this is “Trumpy Bear”; he comes with a flag stuffed inside him and can be yours for only 2 payments of 19.95; and two, this guy’s name is “Warholic”… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1b32bc1ae6bd78269d42ed58a3f0a62a1c3c634b848085238ae960e49e6dc21.jpg

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Russian flag, I assume?

      • Nockular cavity

        Well, it is a bear, right? It’s not like it’s Trumpy Eagle.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Field Artillery battalions do not have “companies”. They have “batteries”.

      FAKE NEWS!

      • Beanz&Berryz

        So do vibrators.

      • therblig

        Trump family military service: Batteries Not Included.

      • natoslug

        I can attest to this. I never had no companies while I was in HSB 3/319 AFAR. Just lots of inspections and drills and jumping out of airplanes.

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        Maybe he was the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.

        YOU DON’T KNOW HIS LIFE!!

    • Nockular cavity

      What, you pull the flag out of his ass? PATRIOTIC!

    • therblig

      ms. blig has Warholiks in her family tree and one of them was named Frank. i’ll let you know if we get the family discount (despite the different spelling) on trumpy bears and we’ll pass the savings onto wonketeers.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Trump is pedobear anyway. See above.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Jesus, I almost of hope nobody is reviewing any of the video from Trump Tower lobby for Russian spies. I kind of don’t want to know.

  • TakingAmes

    Omigod, Mueller’s team must be bouncing up and down and clapping their hands like little kids at Christmas. That terrorist prosecutor lady doesn’t even have to travel to Niger or nothin’!

  • Ezio
  • jesuswasablack

    Now these rotten demoRATS are going after our dear first daughter, this is getting out of hand, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/14/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-russia-democrats-240569
    http://15858-presscdn-0-65.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Trump-Ivanka-Creepy-Cringe-Leave.jpg

    • Walter Wellstone

      That’s a boob grab by gravity right there on the left.

  • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️

    OT but I did God’s work just before:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8284123aad8e7bcf0d697a0d5cc58226dae56eef48e53e97922426f1edb34267.png

    (yes that dude is trying to explain how women are to blame for getting assaulted)

    • Nockular cavity

      Oh gosh, an assertion! Well I guess that proves everything!

  • Me not sure

    “Attention Spy Camp Campers: There will be a collusion workshop in the spycraft tent immediately following lunch.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ec490f64a2974ad2a8b44f5e73cfc79bdb015fccf22daed384f73efd20ce121.gif

  • RichardBroderickJr

    Hey Jared, how many times did you lie under oath in your disclosures?

    .

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      0. No, 3. No, 4. 4 times.

      I mean 8.

      Who keeps track of every shady Russian they have a meeting with?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        And gee, that $250,000 in Israeli bonds totally slipped his mind. I mean, that’s like couch cushion money, innit?

    • Me not sure

      AOT,K

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Oooooh, THOSE Russians…I thought you meant someone else. – Jared

    • therblig

      “I thought you said ‘under oaf’. As you know, I work for one” – H.W.T. Jared

  • JD Mulvey

    “The challenge for President Trump’s attorneys has become, at its core, managing the unmanageable — their client.

    He won’t follow instructions. After one meeting in which they urged Trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office.

    He won’t compartmentalize. With aides, advisers and friends breezing in and out of the Oval Office, it is not uncommon for the president to suddenly turn the conversation to Russia — a subject that perpetually gnaws at him — in a meeting about something else entirely.

    And he won’t discipline himself. Trump’s legal team, led by Marc E. Kasowitz of New York, is laboring to underscore the potential risk to the president if he engages without a lawyer in discussions with other people under scrutiny in widening Russia inquiries, including Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-legal-team-faces-tensions–and-a-client-who-often-takes-his-own-counsel/2017/07/13/07361fc6-67eb-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.htm

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He’s like, a really smart guy.

      • Covfefe

        Look. Don’t bald knows more than the generals about the wars. Prolly knows more than the lawyers too. And let’s add judges while we’re at it,

      • AmazingProfessionalCrastinator

        He’s like a really smart guy, but without actually being smart.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Their client is the loosest of all loose cannons, ever.

      • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️

        He’s so loose he’s basically just a collection of cannon parts.

        An IKEA cannon.

  • RichardBroderickJr
  • sgt. jmk of the résistance
    • jesuswasablack

      That is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!

      • sgt. jmk of the résistance

        It was awe-inspiring. I saw it on Twitter and ran right over here to share.

        • jesuswasablack

          I’m sure he watches FAUX, the working out, not so much! Great find, again the best thing ever!

          • Pilotshark

            it be a work out for me to watch fox, i be up and down, have to run around, so i would not pick something up and chuck it at the TV.

    • Bra-Fucking-Vo! That was glorious.

    • natoslug

      I like the lie at the end “…while I worked out this morning.” The only thing he works out is how to get the wrappers off his six-pack of McD’s cheeseburgers every morning.

    • Jenny

      Super Deluxe is one of the best things about youtube!

  • BearLeft

    … and still their best defense is that the were too stupid to know there was anything wrong with any of this, the leaders of the “free world,” holy shit.

  • With apoligies to Lin-Manuel:

    To Donald Jr.:

    No one else was in
    The room where it happened
    The room where it happened
    The room where it happened
    No one else was in
    The room where it happened
    The room where it happened
    The room where it happened
    No one really knows how the game is played
    The art of the trade
    How the sausage gets made
    We just assume that it happens
    But no one else is in
    The room where it happens ♫

    . . .

    ♪ I
    Wanna be the Russian in
    The room where it happens
    The room where it happens

    I
    Wanna be the Russian in
    The room where it happens
    The room where it happens ♫

    • ariel_gee_398

      Lotsa folks were in
      The room where it happened
      The room where it happened
      The room where it happened

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Today is National Nude Day, so it ain’t just Wonkette style guide telling you to go pantsless. Take it off, Wonkers! ALL of it!

    [img deleted by yr friendly neighborhood moderator]

    • Panika MCD
      • Blackest Noobs

        isnt that the guy who played Moriarty in the Sherlock series?

        • Panika MCD

          it is!

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Is our tits calming?

        • Courser_Resistance

          Now they are. They were extremely upset a little while ago.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Yay tits!

    • natoslug

      Harumph! Fine, I’ll put on some clothes so that I can take it all off.

    • TJ Barke

      Helps if you look good enough that people want to see you nude…

    • Courser_Resistance

      Too late!

      I had to swap out all of my clothes after my errands because they were soaked through with sweat. Not so hot today, but MUGGY AS FUCK (for Denver anyway)

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I will comply, when I take a shower in about five minutes.

  • Gregory Purcell

    Was I colluding with Russia when I read the DNC emails on WikiLeaks. They said they had some dirt on Hillary and I listened.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Stop being stupid. It’s unbecoming.

    • Covfefe

      Did you post any DNC emails in WikiLeaks? What did you do with the DNC emails you read on WikiLeaks? Besides listening and boasting? Cuz listening and boasting doesn’t make you a spy.

  • Why is everyone so surprised? It would take a lot of people to carry in the printouts of all the emails and other stuff the Russians stole from the DNC.

  • Baconzgood

    If Trump had a D after his name fox news and congress would have slaughtered him.

    • He will, once the Chyron guy is done with him…

    • Panika MCD

      he’s got a lot of back fat. they’d probably bbq him.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      In quarters

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      If Trump had a “D” after his name, he never would have gotten elected, because he’s a crook and a con man.

      • AyeDiosDrinko

        And not even a GOOD ONE

    • Suttree

      He will have a (D) after his name on fox news when he is impeached.

  • At this rate, we will find out that Putin, himself, was there shirtless making sure the meeting went well.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I’m sure Palin would have warned us if he had reared his head.

  • Trump is now going to tweet that he is terribly upset that he was the only person not invited to what was clearly a very important meeting.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Followed by his tweet in which he inadvertently admits to having set it all up and actually attending.

    • CeeQ

      You’re right, it’s only a matter of time before he twats out something idiotic just to be able to take the credit for the big beautiful meeting that everyone is talking about. You know he can’t help but crave the attention.

  • pinklaw

    Manafort fiddling with his cell phone was always the Skype hock up with Trump Sr.

  • SterWonk

    #WhateverthefuckthisisGate

    That’s #WhateverthefuckthisisALago

    • Panika MCD

      I believe that the proper answer ends in “-burger”.

      • BruceTindall

        #BorschtBurger

        • Rags

          alago burger a gogo

  • Mr. Blobfish
  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    The Trump admin was just doing a magic EIGHT ball.

    • Panika MCD

      you should not fuck a magic eight ball. I don’t care what it answers.

      • therblig

        “Signs pointed to yes” – DJT rape defense

        • WotsAllThisThen

          “I can accept that defense.” -Betsy DeVos

  • Baconzgood

    Stock prices in pitch forks and torches are on the rise.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      I should open a pitchfork push cart in front of trümp tower

      • Courser_Resistance

        I’ll open up the a Torch stand next to you, we can split the space fee.

        • Panika MCD

          I’ll bring the taco trucks.

          • Courser_Resistance

            AWESOME cuz we’ll need good eats!

          • Jamespuck

            Jr’s Taco Express, the specialty is a tacobowl with extra nothing burger and a cup of borscht. Washed down with some Trump Vodka.

          • Panika MCD

            Jr. gets no tacos. he gets Trump Grille taco bowls which are made of spray tan and sadness.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Tar and feathers are going through the roof, but only in Democratic strongholds. In Dumbfuckistan, everyone is fine with Trump taking their health care away, and colluding with Russia to throw an election.

      • therblig

        fracking is helping keep the price of tar reasonable.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        The love freedom

  • Courser_Resistance

    OT: I have some nice-time Search & Rescue Good news!

    I managed to convince another female team member to take the open Board position, making our board of directors BALANCED – 3 men, 3 women.

    This is huge! And rare! I don’t expect us to be able to maintain that at all times. We just don’t have that many members that we can be too picky, once personalities and things are taken in to consideration. SAR isn’t like a book club. Board members have to keep the good of the organization and ALL of our members our primary consideration, before any personal considerations. I’ve voted for stuff that disadvantages me personally, because it was the best thing for the organization. With no regrets at all.

    So anyway, I just wanted to share some really good EEO-type news.

  • mrFawkes

    This is like that “Eight is Enough” episode where Tommy has a clandestine meeting with a bunch of goons who have this embarassing dirt on the student council candidate he is running against.

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      “Eight is Enough” was created by former CIA operative Tom Braden, so I can’t tell if that’s serious or not.

  • Blackest Noobs

    kinda annoying…breitbart is very silent about all this breaking news.

    • It’s difficult to come up with new and exciting ways to blame this whole thing on Obama.

      • mackafritz

        Or spin some new conspiracy on Hillary.

      • David Chaillou

        It’s fucking easy when you only have the Breitbart audience to deal with.

    • TJ Barke

      They’re just awaiting their marching orders.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Maybe they’ve finally run out of excuses.

  • BruceTindall

    Ninth person: the Clown Prosecutor of Russia.

    • therblig

      Big Shoes, Big Steppes

  • Lyly Sirivong

    One of my favourite video about the french revolution is Mark Steel’s 2007 lecture in Chicago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHsdGdrAPWw&list=PLT-lpETn3wcqe-A2LtJWQCjTCMVnK-7td

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I’ve been getting this message all day when I open Wonkette on my iPad or iPhone in Safari. I blame Russians, but maybe this is a mole that Shy needs to wack. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/509419b47ab66bb05be326e4101c59e1d03c42de36ec2b999b31000fc8b2d51f.png

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Michael Caputo complaining about how loose words are getting people killed, since he’s gotten threats over the phone. He’s talking about Jackie Spiers, but I’m guessing Carly “Baby Parts” Fiorina, who actually DID get people killed, is off the hook. I guess the fact that he helped elect someone who openly called for violence against his opponents, is also no BFD. Christ, these people are sickening hypocrites.

  • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️
    • TJ Barke

      The Gang libel!

    • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️
      • Elendira

        sorry I am going to have to disagree. This is obviously Tinker, Tailor, Solider Spy as re-enacted by the Keystone Cops

        • WotsAllThisThen

          Fatty Arbuckle LIBEL!!!!

      • data_ninja

        Imma go with “Tinkle, Pay her, Lawyer, Spy.”

    • Thiazin Red

      Frank would be slightly more competent.

    • cheetojeebus

      So, who was hiding in the couch? Naked. Covered in lube.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        Eels in Oregon?

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Does Sweet Dee get to play the part of Ivanka?

    • Angela Ruzzo

      I was thinking the same thing, but with the cast of “Gilligan’s Island.”

    • SweetDeeKat

      Lost it. Perfect.

  • Picabo
    • mackafritz

      Ressian Collesian?

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Let’s try pseudo vowels and/or vowels in other languages:
        Rwssian Collwsian
        Ryssian Collysian
        Rjssian Colljsian

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I’d like to buy a vowel with SuperPAC dark money.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        “a” ?

    • Panika MCD

      “RDonaldJTrumpssian CollDonaldJTrumpsion? I don’t get it. FAKE NEWS!”

  • Elendira

    Hey Trump just hired a new lawyer. This is after he hired that new lawyer to replace that other lawyer. Maybe he just throwing shit at a wall, and hoping one of them will actually be 1) compentent, 2) have no Mob ties or 3) not part or have Russian times themselves.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      I’m waiting for him t get to the point where he is hiring your average strip mall ambulance chaser

      • jesterpunk

        That was 10 years ago.

    • mackafritz

      It’s lawyers all the way down.

    • DainBramage

      He’d better call Saul.

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        Saul would win. :-D

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      It’s not for real until the lawyer hires his own lawyer.

      • jesterpunk
        • Elendira

          That was just the 2nd Tier Lawyers hiring other sub-Lawyers. We are on to the 3rd Tier Talent now. To Infinity and Beyond!

          • jesterpunk

            Pretty soon Trump lawyers are going to be hiring other Trump lawyers.

          • DrBigHead

            So its lawyers all the way down, huh?

            Edit: My apologies to mackafritz. Did not scroll down far enough.

          • jesterpunk

            Its going to look like an incest family tree pretty soon where it curves back in on itself.

          • DrBigHead

            Bound to happen. I have a feeling this is going to drag on a bit.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Is that the same thing as “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings”?

  • JerryRich

    Next, we will find out about the Russian Dancing Girls who were at the meeting. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a5b7a94ebc205542f7c56f59a52fcfc5d4a0a8093c93201a6c39dbf68f09356.jpg

  • Robert James Nugent

    Who was the “interpreter” and why did they need one?

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Because the Russians spoke English and the Trump cronies only spoke gutter English.

  • Anna Rompage

    It appears Kushner’s lawyer has dropped him as a client…

    • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️

      Glorious

    • Suttree

      So there WAS one smart lawyer on the Turnip side?

    • Thiazin Red

      I’d like it to be a woman or a POC, but I will settle for an interesting white guy. The one guy people keep mentioning, who is so boring I forgot his name again, would be disappointing. I’m sure he is a very nice man, but he is textbook blandly handsome.

    • Royal Ugly Dude

      Noooooo I want David Bradley as alternate timeline First Doctor

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Breaking news. We found “tapes” of their meeting!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEIp45D0PDU

  • BMW

    Also seen at meeting…these two suburban Washington D.C. travel agents. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17f592a6e08b0343c0269d1835f1ffb239896fd116163da472ba29e12b6a2422.png

  • Thiazin Red

    In honor of Bastille Day, what is everyone’s favorite French movie?

    Mine is a toss up between Belle et le Bete and Army of Shadows.

    • Most likely Last Year at Marienbad.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Battle For Algiers

    • Kiri the Unicorn
    • OutOfOrbit

      The French Connection was purdy good, I guess.

    • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️

      Léon
      (aka Léon: The Professional or in some places just The Professional)

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Wages of Fear. And Battle of Algiers, like the other fella said.

    • natoslug

      Better off Dead . . . https://youtu.be/QhW7rpFhr2k

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      Amelie

      • Gayer Than Thou

        That is one of my go-to movies.

    • Raan

      Do movies taking place in France count?

      • Thiazin Red

        I’ll allow it.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Well, that’s easy, then. Paths of Glory.

    • Picabo
      • Angela Ruzzo

        Oui, oui! C’est magnifique!

    • Wookie Monster

      The Tall Blonde Guy With One Brown Shoe.

      Yes, that’s an actual movie made in France and was the inspiration for Tom Hanks’ The Man With One Red Shoe.

    • David Chaillou

      A true Frenchman can only hesitate between two: “Les tontons flingueurs” and “Le Père Noel est une ordure”.

      Truth, how can anyone ask such a question? There are literally hundreds.
      Drôle de drame.
      Quai des Brumes.
      Les Enfants du Paradis.
      Jeux Interdits.
      Pierrot le fou.
      Buffet froid.
      Les vacances de Mr Hulot.
      Mon oncle.

      I’m not even getting started yet.

      • David Chaillou

        Les valseuses.
        La guerre des boutons.
        Le corbeau.
        Smoking / no smoking.
        On connaît la chanson.
        Le 5e élément.
        La haine .
        Le pont de la rivière Kwai
        Le salaire de la peur
        Max et les ferrailleurs
        Jules et Jim
        Ma nuit chez Mais
        De battre mon coeur s est arrêté.

        • David Chaillou

          Série noire.
          France société anonyme.
          Les maîtres du temps
          Le roi et l’oiseau
          Napoléon
          Loulou
          Subway

          • David Chaillou

            Divines, from 2016

      • marxalot

        Upfist for Les Enfants du Paradis, for not only being a brilliant film but having been shot in occupied Paris under the noses of Nazis.

    • therblig

      Diva
      La Jetée

      • kareemachan

        I’d forgotten about Diva. GREAT movie.

    • BruceTindall

      Chez les Animaux, avec Jean Belouchi.

    • Phried Ω

      The Pink Panther Strikes Again

      • Phried Ω

        No, I’m not serious.

        • Teecha

          I recently discovered that loads of my 12 yo Qatari kids fucking loooove the pink panther movies. Weird!

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) by Jean Cocteau, 1946.
      Second: The King of Hearts, 1967
      Third: The Return of Martin Guerre, 1983.

    • FlownΩver

      Royale avec Fromage.

      • JerryRich

        How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
        – Charles de Gaulle

    • La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928) – a silent film for people who don’t like silent film. It was thought lost until in 1981 a pristine copy was found in a closet of a Norwegian mental hospital.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I saw that on TV, but I can’t remember what channel. It was excellent.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Someone posted here recently that they heard this on the radio: A recent survey revealed that 12% of Americans believe Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife. File this under the “Brown cows make chocolate milk” subcategory of the general heading “Americans are fucking stupid.”

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      Hard to pick a favorite. The last one I watched was The Intouchables.
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675434/

    • Teecha

      Delicatessen. I saw it at about 15 and it really inspired my theatre studies work
      I did at school and indirectly led to me being a drama teecha. (I am also a history teecha for reasons too boring to share)

      The mattress testing is the fucking bomb.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      I forgot about “Night and Fog” (Nuit et brouillard, 1956) which technically is a documentary short film, and not a movie, about the Nazi death camps. I saw it on TV when I was 6 years old, and it changed my life. It is currently available on Netflix.

    • Tired Brit

      Also, too:

      8 Women (2002)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283832/
      Eight women and one man in an isolated house, and the man is found murdered. Dark humour, some great musical numbers, all your favourite French actresses.

      Populaire (2012)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2070776/
      Terribly secretary enters speed typing competition, with endearing results. Genuinely amusing, quirky, feel-good film.

    • everstar

      Babette’s Feast. Admittedly, it’s a Danish film, but it’s about a Frenchwoman and the Danish sisters who take her in.

    • kareemachan

      There were a trio of films we watched: Rouge, Blanc, and Bleu.

      Also, Amelie.

      Madwoman of Chaillot

    • JerryRich

      There are way too many to choose one, but I will go with Diva (1981). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b1f99f1932b4b54e33383e7de927eb605c68f570edec6afdafe61a4d70a5619.jpg

    • Rags

      The original tall blonde man with one black shoe.
      Mr hulots holiday.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://youtu.be/YBunJcr1DP8

    The best place to hear La Marseillaise is in a stadium. Preferably at a rugby match.

    • I prefer this version: https://youtu.be/KTsg9i6lvqU

      • Lyly Sirivong

        I know you guys really like it and it is a beautiful scene, but each time I see it, all I can hear is the american accent.

        • everstar

          Really? I thought at least one character in the scene was played by a Frenchwoman who fled to the US.

          • Lyly Sirivong

            Yes she does sound french, but the rest definitely doesn’t.

          • JerryRich

            The idea of the scene is that all the singers were not French, but united in fleeing and opposing the Nazis.

  • Actual picture of the Trump, Jr. meeting? (No, it can’t be because cats are cute and lovable, whereas the Trumps are all something that cats would eat for supper.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b5733f4ccd3fac08790e57cc6a85e587e8d62fcfc557e0194164ab96391297d.jpg

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Clowder of the Damned

    • OutOfOrbit

      Must be intelligence cats: one is reading the paper.

    • Thiazin Red

      I don’t know, my cats are stupid assholes. They might have been there.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      I’d love to know how long it took them all to assemble in this meeting. I know if I open the doors on my pantry, both my cats will attempt to investigate the shelves within about 1.6 seconds flat.

      • Thiazin Red

        For all the people who think they’ve trained their cats not to get on the counter, this is what your counter looks like the second you walk out the door.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Haha, very true.

        • kareemachan

          When we lived in Portland, we had two cats. When we would drive home, we’d often see one of our cats peering out one of the small windows on either side of our fireplace mantel. The other one would be looking out the kitchen sink window.

          Through the magic of kitty black holes, by the time we unlocked the door and went into the house, they were both SOUND asleep on the couch. ;-)

      • Wuulf

        The forbidden door has been opened. Let’s go check it out.

      • We have three cats, one would be on the counter in 1.6 seconds, one would watch him to see if there was something worth getting, and the other one would just sleep through the whole thing, since there is always food available in the other room.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          One of mine will sleep through anything EXCEPT the opening of a door. Any door, anywhere. She can be sleeping in the bathroom, and if I open a door 50 feet away on the other side of the house, she hears it and comes running. I am constantly accidentally shutting her up in closets or bedrooms or cupboards. She does not meow or scratch to be let out – she just sits there and waits patiently for me to find her.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Kittens of the Corn

    • marxalot

      That is too many cats.
      Two cats is an argument.
      Three is a cabal.
      Four is a conspiracy.
      Five is an insurgency.
      Six is a toxic event.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Treason enablers gotta enable treason
    https://twitter.com/NitaLowey/status/885652751866351616

    • OutOfOrbit

      The too are all dirty.

  • mrFawkes

    The latest Kushner excuse is almost as good as the dog ate it.

    According to a Friday Yahoo News report, Kushner’s lawyers have claimed that Kushner’s initial filing of his SF-86 form did not mention any meetings with foreign officials whatsoever because an unnamed “member of his staff had prematurely hit the ‘send’ button for the [form] before it was completed.”

    Kushner initially submitted his SF-86 form on January 18, but, as the New York Times noted in a Wednesday report, he “supplemented the list of foreign contacts” and added “more than 100 names” since then.

    Kushner reportedly notified the FBI within 12 hours that he would add amendments, but it took him another four months to amend the document, which he reportedly submitted on May 11.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      There are a number of people who comment here who have submitted SF-86; I’m probably not the only one who will say (1) it’s not something you staff out and (2) the fucking thing is over 100 pages long — it’s not something that you just throw together between smoke breaks.

      • Elendira

        Are telling me its not a post it note?

        Maybe Prince Jared was using the SF-86 EZ form!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      This.Is.Bullshit.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      I almost forgot…these are filthy rich people, they don’t fill in their own forms like us peons do.

  • tehbaddr

    Yeah I’d like a Nothingburger with extra Fuckstump sauce, extra everything, and a super-size of high fructose corn syrup, no flavoring required.

    • gallbladder

      Any fries with that?

      • DrBigHead

        Would that be Freedom Fries?

        • kareemachan

          nope

      • tehbaddr

        Freedum Fries! Thanx for reminding me!

  • Raan

    Since it’s the open thread, there’s something I’ve been meaning to ask.

    What’s the origin of “all of them, Katie”?

    • therblig
      • OutOfOrbit

        Wow are are like, ON IT!

      • Suttree

        Gotcha question!

      • Persistent Demme

        Sarah who?

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      It’s the answer to “Which are those cakes we like?”

      • Villago Delenda Est

        “The Anchorage Daily Devil’s Food.”

    • jesterpunk
      • Raan
        • jesterpunk

          Here you go.

          Internet slang contraction for “All of them, Katie,” a play on the phrase eventually spoken by then-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, after a very long pause, in answer to a question posed by then-CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric regarding what newspapers and magazines Palin had read before being named as the 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee.

          Can also be used with a comma: AOT,K.

          The contraction is been used in a number of ways, but most specifically:

          1. To convey a vacuousness, or general lack of thought or intelligence
          2. As an all-inclusive, or “all of the above,” especially to questions of ignorance, arrogance or blind faith

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      It’s even in the Urban Dictionary, but the video is better.
      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AOTK

  • DainBramage
  • Wookie Monster

    Here are the totally not Russian spies leaving the meeting.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1200/1*D-vtWDvvdXOuEMvXtrbV4w.jpeg

    • capnkrunch

      Actually, those are probably Ukrainian spies meeting with John Podesta, Huma Abedin, and Ben Ghazi. They were at Trump Tower to throw off Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes.

      • Weird Fishes

        And deliver pizza.

    • Noxious Resistance

      Does that mean Bill & Hill are Moose & Skvirrel?

  • wait! what?

    Investigators vocim their concerns over the number of Russian entities at DJ’s meeting…

  • azeyote

    now they’re just the chicago blacksocks?

  • Elendira

    The most amazing is how professional lawyers who in the past have defended Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Noriega, that Serbian Genocide Asshole, and Idi Amin, but they absolutely refuse to defend Donald Trump, his family, or his Amin.

    That would make most people question their life choices

    • Raan

      They know he’s a deadbeat.

      • Elendira

        I mean, I intellectually know the answers: he never pays, he never follows advice of counsel, and he never fucking keeps his mouth (or Twitter) shut.

        But god damn, this is not just a stinging a couple million dollars from the local Union. This is FUCKING TREASON!

        • Wookie Monster

          He’s been sued for not paying contractors and then sued for not paying the lawyers who represented him against the contractors.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            That’s what makes him such a great business man! He only loses money when he pays people for stuff, or opens a casino.

          • Wookie Monster

            The only reason why he hasn’t blown his inheritance is because he’s good at sticking others with the bill.

      • Wookie Monster

        As one of them allegedly said, “He won’t listen and he won’t pay.”

        • Elendira

          Shit. When I was working with my divorce lawyer, it was essentially “yes, sir” “no, Sir” “What do you need me to do or say, Sir.”

          That was just an “amical” divorce, let alone treason

          • Wookie Monster

            People go to lawyers for the same reason they hire plumbers or cardiologists. They need someone with expertise most people don’t have. A smart person listens to their lawyer’s advice. A narcissistic asshole, however ….

        • Villago Delenda Est

          There’s no upside to representing him. If he were a gold mine, and paid up, he’d attract a lot of legal help just for that. But a client who won’t listen and won’t pay is a lawyer’s worst nightmare.

    • Wookie Monster

      If it was any other client, lawyers would be lining up to represent him for no other reason than the publicity and notoriety it would bring them. But Littlefinger is a nightmare of a client, which is why can only hire a lawyer who is drunk emailing total strangers at 10 pm.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
    • House0fTheBlueLights

      It’s Russians all the way down.

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        With Trump’s micro dingding at the center of it all?

    • HandsOfFate

      They look so full of themselves.

  • Ezio
    • WotsAllThisThen

      alt righters? think?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        That’s pretty much my take on the whole thing.

  • bookish

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anatoli-samochornov-trump-jr-russia-meeting_us_5966ac00e4b0a8d46d11f69f

    Samochornov’s presence at the meeting is key because he appears to be the only witness to the event who does not have close ties to either the Trump campaign or the Russian government. He wouldn’t tell HuffPost whether he had been contacted by investigators probing the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia. The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the House and Senate intelligence committees declined to comment.

    Samochornov has worked as an interpreter on dozens of government assignments, including for the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Drug Enforcement Administration, and for a G-8 foreign ministers dinner at the United Nations, according to his resume. He helped facilitate exchange programs for the Meridian International Center, a public diplomacy nonprofit that partners with the State Department between 2001 and 2016, according to the center. He has worked with periodically with the State Department as a contract interpreter for exchange programs. His wife also works for the State Department.

    • Raan

      Can foreign nationals be put into​witness protection?

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Yes. Think of people who have defected.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Does anyone besides me remember the 1979 movie “The Seduction of Joe Tynan”? It was written by and stars Alan Alda, and also Meryl Streep in her first starring role. It is about how power can corrupt even the most well-meaning politician. For decades this film was not available in the US on either VHS or DVD, although Region 2 subtitled versions were available in Europe (and why that was so I can only guess), but now you can get it on Amazon.

    • Weird Fishes

      I do, I thought it was a great film.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      That was a great film

    • Gregory Purcell

      Sounds great, I met Obama in 2000. He was such a good person and an idealist. He truly wanted world peace and prosperity, yet when he left office he was actively bombing seven different nations.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        The ending is superb. Joe is asked to give the nominating speech at the DNC, and the audience goes wild with applause, and you can see Alda’s face and posture change as his values subtly shift and he absorbs the idea of personal power. The stricken look on his wife’s face is very telling.

        • Gregory Purcell

          Kind of prophetic, I had given Obama a taxi ride, we had a long conversation, he called Michelle down to come and pay me. She said I don’t want my husband to run for president those people in Washington are mean.

          I will say this Obama gave me a $13 dollar tip on a $17 dollar ride, and they were living in an apartment in a so so area of Chicago at the time.

    • JerryRich

      I get a real kick out of how Alan Alda enjoys playing slimy Republicans these days.

    • Persistent Demme

      I remember that.
      I was amazed at how this actor, (Streep), I had never seen before managed to portray the light going out of her eyes, and that “dead inside” look, when she realized that her husband was a sell-out.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        That was Barbara Harris playing the wife. And you are right, that was a moment of brilliant acting. You could see on her face that she knew right then that she has lost him to a greater love. Alda also handled that scene brilliantly, without a word spoken.

        • Persistent Demme

          Thanks!
          (I fixed it.)

  • Elendira

    So have we graduated from Light Treason to Medium Rare Treason yet?

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      It’s a Toasted Sesame conspiracy.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Toasted Sesame is brought to you by the letters KGB.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The road is long, with many brief pauses before we get to “Hulk-Smash-Grade” treason.

    • Rasilom

      Burned with ketchup.

    • But we at least know for sure that the treason can’t be well done, amiright?

      • Elendira

        nice!

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      I’m kinda thinking it’s not Treason at all.

      It’s an XTreme Double Down from KFC* where you make a sandwich out of two deep fried Betrayals with a “Nothingburger” of ground ratfucking collusion inside.

      * Kremlin Fucks ur Country

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Wait a minute, you’re not suggesting that Trump Jr. might be less than 100% honest, are you?

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      Perish the thought!!

    • Panika MCD

      he would have to have 1 honest to even have an honest measurement. he has no honests so far.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I will suggest that Donnie 2 has been substantially more honest (if only by accident) than, oh, let’s say, Jared.

  • Rasilom

    It is official. This story now has more russians than a John Wick movie.

    • Wookie Monster

      With the role model he had growing up?

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Brian is in the kitchen.

    https://youtu.be/11jG7lkwDwU

  • Weird Fishes

    Eight people (and counting). Just how big is Stupidhead Jr’s office, anyway?

    • gallbladder

      Yuuuge.

    • jesterpunk

      Bigly

    • ltmcdies

      at this rate I’m surprised they didn’t need a stadium

    • everstar

      Charlie Pierce at Esquire: “Next, we’re going to hear that, during a break, the Bolshoi performed on the coffee table.”

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        The nutcracker.

    • kareemachan

      I just wanna know if Ambrose Bierce was there…

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    The Bastille Day fireworks just finished up around here a few minutes ago, and my cats were like “meh, whatever.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12eb0734c74fe0daec023470bb71b559250101817ec155f53eda6a752724932a.jpg

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      That one looks just like our Strummer.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Does he have resting goofy fang face too? My guy is such a dork.

        • kareemachan

          Both of ours do! And I found one asleep today with both paws over his face – cute. Of course, cat etiquette demanded he wake up just as I was going to take a photo…

    • Rasilom

      That was my cats reaction to all the 4th of July blowing shit up. He was all “Meh, nothing seems to be blowing up in here and you seem to have a chicken taco. I am of the opinion you should share.”

  • Gregory Purcell

    Trump Jr… We at the KGB dislike Hillary for reasons completely different than yours. We have some damning evidence that would hurt her campaign and help you. We are giving this to the WikiLeaks peoples.

    But we just wanted to ask your permission just because. And we sent the agenda for this meeting unsecured in an email which we know the NSA is monitoring, to insure that our evil plan is found out.

    • BMW

      1) The KGB doesnt exist anymore.
      2) The emails were between Trump Jr. and his contact, not Trump Jr. and an official Russian government source.
      3) This may or may not be related to the Wikileaks info.
      4) Quid pro quo requires a consensual trade, i.e. “we’ll give you this if you agree to do something for us.” This lawyer, in particular, wanted assistance getting a law that hurt Russian interests she may have bee representing repealed in exchanged for information.

  • Ω cynmac will never surrender
  • OutOfOrbit

    The tRump dirty-tricks/treasons brigade is coming home to roost.

    • FlownΩver

      Little Don Segretti is at home thinking “And they never called me!”

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Hey, since it’s a Russian celebration has anyone seen Hardcore Henry? Good movie.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m still waiting for the third movie in the Night Watch trilogy.

  • Elendira

    I think Rachel’s opening tonight should just a video of dominos falling over with a “Drip, Drip, Drip,Drip” sound effect in the background.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Tomorrow the story will change again. Pity the poor Bortfart and Faux writers that need to stay ahead of it with the spin. https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/885893694238449666

    • Three Finger Salute

      Borschtfart

  • Teecha

    Hang on a mo! I thought that the USA and the russkies were enemies? Something about a Cold War and maybe something about mutually assured distraction? Could it be the case that these idiots either a) didn’t know this or b) have some reason for overlooking it? *thinks…

    • SisterArtemis

      “mutually assured distraction

      Pretty much.

      • Teecha

        Fucking autocorrect

    • mancityRed6

      tax cuts?
      a .5% ownership in a Russian energy company?
      we’ll probably never know until Mueller makes his case.

    • Poly_Ester

      Now they are just rivals capable of mutually assured destruction if we do not obey Putin.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      That was before they found a lot of oil in Russia.

    • Persistent Demme

      Really.
      Wasn’t there a war in Vietnam because of this?
      The Goopers of my youth were paranoid commie haters.
      Where are they now?
      (This is not the GOP I grew up with.)

      • Teecha

        I think there may have been? Don’t hear much about it tho.

      • Rasilom

        Vietnam was a “Police Action” not a war. Same with Korea and everything else we have been involvod in in the last half century. We have haf autherizations to use force but no formal, actual declarations of war. Easier to greese the wheels of the military industrial complex that way.

    • WY_cryptid

      It is a case of republican oligarchy envy.

      • Gregory Purcell

        The American oligarchy is more powerful.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    With the Brothers Trump, everybody is Mitya and nobody is Alyosha.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      Mitya was crazier than a shithouse rat but basically well intentioned. Bannon prettty clearly sees himself as a Pyotr Stepanovich (from Demons) type, though.

      • marxalot

        Mitya was overburdened by his passions, and overtaxed his mind and heart. What I wanna know is, who’s the Ivan in this story? They’ve got the real story…

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          NOT,K

        • Elvis Causticfellow

          I’ve got it! The Trump siblings are a bunch of Smerdyakovs. Stupid, weaselly, and murderous… eh, even Smerdyakov was a little bit sympathetic.

  • Wuulf

    So what ever happened to the Russia sanctions bill that the Senate passed 98-2? Has Squeaker of the House Paul Ryan, self proclaimed Russia hawk, somehow forgotten about that? Wtf.

    • PersianOregano

      A rep Gallego? was on CNN not long ago and said straight out that Ryan was holding it up at the request of Trump

      • mackafritz

        i.e. Putin

      • Bec Jenn

        My congress critter(Reuben Gallego-AZ Dist.7) ? That kind of makes my day.

    • mancityRed6

      last I heard it was held up on a technicality and that was at least a few weeks ago.

    • puredog

      It has run aground in the House.

  • If it had ever come out that the Obama campaign had done any tiny part of anything remotely like this, DC would be a smoking crater because republicans would have burned it to the fucking ground. And they wouldn’t have waited for a special investigation to conclude either. Why in hell is life just proceeding as normal?

    • jesterpunk

      They are blaming Obama for not stopping Jr from having the meeting.

      • mancityRed6

        that and the “he didn’t get any info” argument are as dumb as the people making them.

        • Shanzgood

          Like Trump Sr didn’t actually fo obstruction to the Russia investigation by firing (or threatening to fire) Comey because tne investigation didn’t stop.

          • mancityRed6

            that wasn’t a threat, that was a friendly proposition.
            also, any news yet? how did your interviews go?

          • Shanzgood

            On the job? No, probably not unt next week. They’re taking their time.

          • mancityRed6

            good luck, we’re all pulling for you.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Enjoy your weekend you crazy kids

          • That is actually a good sign, they are not rushing in stupidly like a Trump. And if they are carefully considering their decision you have a better chance.

          • kareemachan

            Well, I hear there are *plenty* of positions available in DC…

            You could go undercover for us!

            Okay, never mind. Good luck with the job.

      • WY_cryptid

        A liberal set up to incriminate the trumpy attack on America? Hmmm. Now who is playing 11th dimensional chess?

      • Gregory Purcell

        The argument goes that Russian lawyer lady got a visa free permission to travel to the USA for that meeting. Which is true but the right wing can’t make a good argument without adding all kinds of nonsense

        • jesterpunk

          Didnt McTurtle tell Obama if he did anything they would consider it partisan interference in the election?

    • mackafritz

      IOKIYAR

      • Putin is not a Republican. I don’t really think the Trumps are either. They just picked a party to latch onto like a particularly ugly, bloated, orange parasite.

        • mancityRed6

          because tRump is so much easier to play

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Because “Republican = greedy, dishonest, self-serving asshole.”

    • OutOfOrbit

      I Know! & peeps tell me, “Shadup! These things take time.”

    • mancityRed6

      considering how well Nixon covered things up, I would have expected things to take until at least ’19.
      now, I don’t know.

    • Gregory Purcell

      They burnt DC down to the ground over stupid things yet ignored Obama’s bombing Libya from being the richest nation in Africa into an ISIS controlled hell hole.

      To cover up a that fact we heard endless nonsense about a Benghazi stand down order.

      • Les Appentis De la résistance

        Except that was NATO led by France. Thanks for playing.

  • mancityRed6

    it’s Friday, and I don’t have to work on Monday, so Yay!
    my pushup bar and yoga dvds came a lot quicker than expected.
    I scored the weekend whiskey and some 7up for my Kentucky Vodka (it’s cheap…well, a couple of bucks cheaper than the Smirnoff)
    and I got Popeyes. 12 wings, 6 of one and a half dozen of the other with 4 biscuits.
    kinda disappoint, they used to put them all in one big box with a sheet of fake paper separating them. then I just pulled the “paper” out and played wing roullette.
    but, oh well. there was no one in line and I was in and out in about 5 minutes.
    good times.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Think yur purdy smrt, dontcha.

      • mancityRed6

        yeppers, well…sometimes my ex would call me a smart ass. that’s close enough for me.

        • OutOfOrbit

          Yuuup!

        • AmazingProfessionalCrastinator

          My dad always called me a smart ass. I thought it was a good thing because he called my brother a dumb ass.*

          *not really, but it makes for a good joke

    • marxalot

      Ooohh, is that Kentucky Wonder? Made from real green beans! Used to be the rail liquor at the poet bar, 1$ drinks on Tuesdays and worth every cent.

      • mancityRed6

        Barton, I think. $15 gets me enough to make me forget that tRump is real.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      I read that as “pushup bra”

      It took about three or four deep blinks to refocus.

      • mancityRed6

        don’t judge me. I’m trying to work with what I got.

  • Ezio
    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Didn’t some of the W line open already? Or am I just imagining things?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    If you feel like a longer read, here’s more about shitty Princess Ivanka’s business empire:
    https://twitter.com/DanEggenWPost/status/885820698974990337

    • WotsAllThisThen

      So it’s like working in the Trump White House?

    • eyelashviper

      she’s a vile little rodent.

      • OutOfOrbit

        I would-a said “…vile little hornet.”

    • Shoto

      The Grifter Barbie line of cheap, knockoff, sweatshop crap. Now available at all fine 99-Cent stores everywhere.

  • shastakoala

    I can’t help thinking of this.
    https://youtu.be/-YAhpfcdx0U

    • mancityRed6

      I really liked that one, but a part of me says it was a remake…no, a spoof.
      I think it was the restart to Murray’s film career.

      • marxalot

        It is a spoof, yes.

  • Ezio
  • Upright Ape

    To Hell with nothingburger. Smells like prisonburger, or at least impeachmentburger (Clownburger? Eewww) to this oldtimer.
    Oh DonDon, you simpleminded leopard murdering little scamp.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
  • Panika MCD
    • Ezio

      Is that…Bryan Cranston?

      • Panika MCD

        yes.

      • hudson srinivasan

        what an actor!!

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          It’s not just MTM. Think of the barely contained menace of Heisenberg
          https://youtu.be/fHKrCs1rFRI

          And IRL, he’s this unassuming person. A great actor.

    • hudson srinivasan

      the puppy is in the middle, but isn’t he malcolm’s dad?

      ot: mitm is my most favorite-est thing on tv ever bar sans none.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      I would say he made the picture.

    • hudson srinivasan

      i would make a matte 4×6 and put it the safe box along with family photos and legal documents.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I am the one who knocks.

    • Reximus

      Looks a lot like the mall they use in Better Call Saul

      • Three Finger Salute

        Is that all? ‘Cause next to the wall, that guy looks really tall. Is his name Paul? Does he speak in a Southern drawl? I bet he’s having a ball, like Caesar after the invasion of Gaul. Maybe he tried to scrawl “Y’all” in the hall on his way to the bathroom stall, but he didn’t have the wherewithal to follow the protocol that would eventually lead to his downfall. He might have gone AWOL, but I think saw him in a U-Haul en route to Montreal. Or maybe it was Nepal, or even Senegal. He might have been wearing a shawl, and rode with a small doll that looked like Lauren Bacall. That’s all.

  • btwbfdimho

    It was a meeting about adoption: Adopt A Superpower.

    • marxalot

      Ooh! Ooh! I want flight! No, wait, teleportation! Actually, can I get the Captain Marvel special?

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Idaho Republican governance is working out well. I just got a call from a friend who is irate after receiving a letter from his kids’ school district informing all the parents of children who live on the road to his house that the bus will no longer pick their kids up. The road — which the County says it can’t afford to fix — is so bad that the school district says it constitutes a danger to students and a severe risk to its buses.

    His house is two miles from town.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Walk. Lazy fuckers.

      • JerryRich

        Walk barefoot, like we did.

  • It is looking more and more like Vlad Putin was the only Russian not to have met with Don Jr.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Wait for it…

    • Jamoche

      He didn’t get where he was by ignoring basic rules of tradecraft, like always use intermediaries when meeting with idiots.

      • Versus Trump’s tradecraft of always use idiots when meeting with intermediaries.

        • Jamoche

          Not like he has any other options.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      He was on the speakerphone / microwave.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Help! The Wonkette app has disappeared from my phone. How do I get it back?

    • Teecha

      There’s an app?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Well, I had one…

    • Shanzgood

      What kinda phone?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Android

        • Shanzgood

          Ok I’m gonna stop since I know nothing there. Sorry!

        • mancityRed6

          if it’s not in your menu (I’m assuming you had it on your regular screen) re download?

          • Jonny On Maui

            Looking for it, not in Google store as far as I can see, not an expert tho….

          • mancityRed6

            no, and I’m not either. only thing I can think of is if you have a list of downloads on your phone. that or the square button on the lower right. if it’s been used recently it will show up there. button or screen thing.
            if not, it’s because it’s been disappeareded

          • kareemachan

            It’s a conspiracy!!!

          • Jonny On Maui

            Thanks mancityRed6. Someone slipped me a clue…

  • lucidamente
  • Alexander Stallwitz

    This made my day, its always a good day to see a white supremtist get owned with science.

    https://twitter.com/2dAmMuslim/status/885856300336394242

    • Ezio

      2017 is so weird that I can’t tell if Wife with a Purpose’s account is real or fake.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Odds say you’d have 6 kids who a fuck ups and drains to society.

    • Shanzgood

      How about dude stays home to raise all the kids so his scientist wife can excel in her field?

      Fuckwit.

      • C4TWOMAN

        I never understood why more people don’t automatically see that as an option. It’s not like people aren’t doing it…

        I love JKRowling, honestly, but when she answered questions about what Ginny did after Hogwarts, itw as something like, “She played Quiddich professionally until she was ready to start a family”.
        And I’m thinking, “There are plenty of male athletes who continue playing after ‘starting a family’. You’d think the wizarding world didn’t have this muggle problem.”.

        *shrugs*

        • Shanzgood

          I have a good friend who is a geneticist with her own lab and she and her husband (also a geneticist) had to balance their careers and family-having very carefully to maintain equity all around. She made the very salient point that professional women need to choose their partners VERY carefully.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I’d go farther: while the society does not support mothers or have equal pay and opportunities, ALL women need to chose who they marry carefully…and/or be ready to dump the [expletive] if he’s a drain or holding her back.

            But I see where your friend in coming from.

          • Shanzgood

            Well, yeah. She was one who was able to choose wisely and benefit from it. Sometimes the rest of us don’t know we have duds until it’s too late, I.e., when crunch time comes and your partner flakes on the decision you made (that happened to me).

          • Harbinger08

            The important thing is to always position yourself to bail out on your partner when things look less advantageous, or if you get an opportunity to trade up.

          • Shanzgood

            I think making the right choice in the first place is most important. My friend did; I didn’t, even when all the red flags were flapping me in the face.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            Also, in the course of my career, I saw most people be pretty reasonable (but these were white collar type jobs) when a woman had a child or childcare situation- after all, what kind of heartless bastard would say no? The men, on the other hand, often were given a hard time. I saw a couple of guys get asked “Why can’t your wife do that”
            Times did change over 30 years to where that became less of a problem.

        • Courser_Resistance

          I’ve known a few dudes who’ve been stay at home dads. And… it’s a real mixed bag. One guy was just kind of a jerk so he couldn’t hold on to jobs very long. His wife was a successful professional and so they decided he’d just stay home with the kids after she had their second. I never saw him be a jerk to his wife and kids, he was just really super opinionated about everything.

          Sadly, the other guy became an alcoholic and died within 2 years of losing his job. I worked with his wife and it was just so fucking tragic. Not that I think being a stay at home dad to their twin sons was the reason he was an alcoholic. I think he’d probably always had a problem with alcohol but kept it under control while he had a job. Without that job, no reason not to drink all day.

      • Seriously, do these people realize that some men might actually like to stay at home and raise children. These rigid gender roles waste skills human skills and lead many people to have less happy lives because they can’t do want they do best or makes them happy and fulfilled.

        • Stulexington

          I’d love to be but my wife wouldn’t be able to make enough money to support us.

        • Shanzgood

          True. Men can be better nurturers than women but they’re rarely given the chance (ask baconz).

          I was terribly unhappy as a SAHM mom but I did it anyway but when it came time to be my XH’s turn, he did it for about a month and then gave up even though I still continued doing the majority of the meal prep and housework.

    • Reximus

      It’s nice she doesn’t have wear her red cloak and earwings at home

    • everstar

      Or… she could do both…? I mean.

    • I sent her a reply mentioning that she would likely have to have 12 children, since half of them should be girls who by her logic can’t be scientists.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      I like how he posted a painting because there is no actual photo of the bucolic picture in his head.

    • kareemachan

      I looked at her blog. Methinks she protesteth too much.

  • lucidamente
    • Panika MCD

      Macron’s probably a fan and thought it’d be nice to play something he thought Tsarina Von Clownstick would find familiar. didn’t work. but Macron seemed to enjoy it.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Macron probably thought it’d be nice to play something he thought Tsarina Von Clownstick would find familiar

        Should have had them play the Nutcracker Suite.

        Or is that Nutty Crackups?

        • Panika MCD

          you think the orange one could pick a ballet tune out of anything?

          • Three Finger Salute

            How about just the ABCs song then.

            Except I don’t think he’s learned all the lyrics…

          • Thiazin Red

            All the Nutcracker music has been used in so much other stuff, anyone would recognize it.

          • Panika MCD

            I think you may be giving POTUS too much credit.

        • yyyaz

          Yakety Sax.

    • BadKitty904

      Versus the French Army band playing their original pick, “Fuck Off, You Treasonous Bastard“…

    • SayItWithOtters

      They’re no Moscow Police band. That was the most spirited cover of Up All Night to Get Lucky by non-English speakers I’ve ever heard.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlUsMuz9_RU

    • Courser_Resistance

      The French have a very… particular sense of humor. Never forget that they thought Jerry Lewis was a fucking genius. I kind of think that it was a poke at Trump and it looks like everyone was in on it clapping and everything. Because I’ve seen French national celebrations before and this is a bit off from that.

      On the other hand, maybe Daft Punk is a big deal in France. What do I know?

  • hudson srinivasan

    mr hurst. i read all all the related posts by you on the topic on my way back. just want to register my thanks in one place.

  • Panika MCD

    this is funny.

    The Black Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones

    http://www.theroot.com/the-black-persons-guide-to-game-of-thrones-1796847562

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
  • Lyly Sirivong

    “War, Jesus, Jesus, Revolution, Jesus, Jesus, War, Jesus.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6sM0vo9Tk

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      They are musically very, very good. And it’s great to see a military band do something different for a change. Trump was expecting John Phillips Sousa or maybe a musical Tribute to His Orangeness and clearly did not get it. I doubt he’s even heard of them.

  • Flashman

    Lawyer question: Has anyone considered whether or not Trump violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in offering something of value to the Russians? Admittedly, the Russians are already corrupt as shit, but at least the FCPA has a history of vigorous enforcement, unlike our election laws.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Don’t matter, IOKIYR

  • Ezio

    My favorite thing in the world is when right wingers leave angry comments online on videos that have to do with feminism or black lives matter and saying “THIS IS WHY TRUMP WON!” because it’s basically an unwitting admission that their voting for Trump had nothing to do with economics or Hillary being corrupt, but rather their fear of women and people of color being more vocal.

    • Shanzgood

      Yeah, and their being furious that we telll them that they’re bigots and assholes for calling us n***ers and c*nts.

      • OutOfOrbit

        What is *** & *? Popcorn?

        • Shanzgood

          Is that you, snark_lurker? I’m dead suspicious.

          • OutOfOrbit

            plz donut die

          • Shanzgood

            Yr not ansering me

          • OutOfOrbit

            doz it matter?

          • OutOfOrbit

            Yes.

        • Les Appentis De la résistance

          Fuck you?

          • OutOfOrbit

            That works.

      • Augustus

        It’s true

      • SadDemInTex

        Yes!!!!!

  • DainBramage
    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Why is the dog in jail? Or is it visiting?

  • Panika MCD
    • Covfefe

      If I had to guess, I’d say he doesn’t like what she’s telling him.

    • mancityRed6

      “I can’t handle the truth!”

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “You need a criminal defense attorney, not an ethics lawyer.”

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      This happens when your client lies to you.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Does he twirl that moustache?

  • sosuume
    • mackafritz

      I’m sure Fox will figure out something.

    • Panika MCD

      FOXNews? the one he likes? is Shep Smith still employed?

      • mancityRed6

        he knows where all the non literal bodies are buried.

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      The Jewish Communists in the media won’t let Trump do his job. Paraphrasing a call to NPR this afternoon. They hung up on him.

    • everstar

      “Why are we getting told all these lies?”

      Because they’re all liars? Just a theory.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      So much for that “admirable transparency”, eh?

  • hudson srinivasan

    folks, any recommendations on good non-digital multi-player games?
    so far i’ve listed the usual chess, scrabble, uno, 3 deck of cards, carrom, snake/ladder, paccheesi, ludo. for pictionary etc am painting a wall, which also serves a dual purpose.

    any new/modern games that i’m missing?

    • marxalot

      Pandemic is fun and can be played by 3 or more people, is cooperative and not adversarial. Also I love Mice and Mystics, it’s a board game (co-op not competitive) about BEING HEROIC MICE.

      • Thiazin Red

        That game kicks my ass every time.

    • mancityRed6

      card games? like UNO, apples to apples, cards against humanity?
      dammit, you said UNO.

    • Panika MCD

      bananas to bananas.

      it’s like apples to apples or cards against humanity, but you and your friends/family make the cards so you get all your inside jokes in.

      • mancityRed6

        I don’t think any of my friends were that imaginative, there were blank cards in the apples to apples, though. just a few, but enough for them.

        • Panika MCD

          a Wonkette version would certainly have cards for “canned clams”, “AOT, K”, “pants?” and “our boyfriend”.

          • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

            And those cakes we like. Is it too soon for vegan butthole?

          • Panika MCD

            it’s never too soon. we need a whole deck!

            we’d probably have all the politicos and “[insert dick joke here]”.

          • Panika MCD

            DRINK!!!

          • Shanzgood

            Don’t forget chili!

          • Panika MCD

            or drinky things!

          • Shanzgood

            And diabetes dates!

          • Panika MCD

            d.r.i.n.k.

          • Panika MCD

            DRINK!!

          • WomanInThePersistence

            “Vagenda of Manocide” must be included.

          • Panika MCD

            yes.

          • Panika MCD

            DRINK!

    • Claire

      D&D, White Wolf’s stable of RPGs, Magic, Pokemon, poker and various other card games, senet and mancala (which are decidedly not modern but still fun)… how modern is modern?

    • msanthropesmr

      Ticket to Ride is a lot of fun and easy to learn.

    • Thiazin Red

      Betrayal at the House on the Hill is a lot of fun.
      Monarch is easy to play and pretty quick.
      The Captain is Dead is a co-op survive a sci fi disaster game.

    • The Werewolves of Miller Hollow.

      Tremendous fun with a group of friends.

    • Three Finger Salute

      You mean like board games? I can try to think of the ones I liked to play as a kid.

      Headbands. It’s like 20 Questions, but you put this thing on your head with a card that has a picture of what the other players try to describe to you based on the questions you ask them.

      Taboo. Not sure if they still make this one anymore, but it was big in the early ’90s. Basically it’s similar to the 20 questions one, in that you try to describe something without using any words which are similar to the thing you’re trying to describe.

      Clue is another classic, I think we’re all familiar with Clue. Yahtzee is another fun one. UpWords is like 3D Scrabble, in addition to building words down and across you can also stack the letter tiles to make new words on top of the old ones. I always liked UpWords even better than Scrabble. And there’s always Twister… if you’re agile enough (and your friends are so inclined). 😉

      I dunno if a TV/DVD counts as digital, but there’s the “Scene It?” collection, which is like a trivia game for everything from movies and types/genres of movies or movies by the same director (i.e. Westerns, comedies, Spielberg’s filmography) to TV shows (Seinfeld, Friends, etc.). You put in the DVD and a scene from the movie or show plays, and you answer questions based on that.

      • CripesAmighty

        Trivial Pursuit. Bonus–if you know/are an old and you have a vintage edition in the back of the closet, it has transmogrified into a history quiz.

      • kareemachan

        Taboo is a hoot!

    • Truck Fump

      Cards against Humanity, D&D

    • NotReallyHere

      We like the game, We Didn’t Playtest This at All.
      https://www.amazon.com/We-Didnt-Playtest-This-All/dp/B001N11OI2

    • CripesAmighty

      Add my vote for ‘Clue’ (in addition to TP–see below). It’s really engaging, and exercises deductive reasoning and imagination.

    • hudson srinivasan

      thanks all am googling and taking notes.

    • Stulexington

      Careers if you can find it. It’s a board game where you set life goals in the beginning and the first person to achieve them wins.

    • Rasilom

      Munchkin in all its flavors and forms. Fast playing very humerous card game. Each set is a different geranera. The Good the Bad and The munchkin makes fun of westerns. Space Munchkin is a space opera send up. Best part is that you can combine the sets to get some really fun variations. The 2 I listed here when combined make a really good Firefly send up. Check it out!

    • teele

      Not new, but mah jong — you don’t have to be an old lady to play it. Plus, the tiles are beautiful.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Sessions Thanks Anti-LGBT Group for Its “Important Work”
    The attorney general also says he’ll defend their “freedom of conscience.”

    The event was not open to the press, and the Justice Department later declined to release a transcript of Sessions’ remarks. But on Thursday, the Federalist, a conservative media outlet, published the full speech, in which the attorney general pledged to defend religious freedom. “In all of this litigation and debate, this Department of Justice will never allow this secular government of ours to demand that sincere religious beliefs be abandoned,” he said.

    Turdburger.

    • mancityRed6

      and Fox gets upset that a couple of news networks labelled them a “hate group”, even though that’s exactly what they are.

    • everstar

      I read the news with Lily Allen’s “Fuck You” playing on a constant loop as background music.

    • TJ Barke

      Fucking scumbag.

    • kareemachan

      How about insincere ones, like drumpster’s?

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    JUST IN: The nation's actuaries have spoken: the Cruz amendment is totally unworkable, will destabilize the markets.https://t.co/ykObA1vML7 pic.twitter.com/K4x5j1kDSg— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) July 14, 2017

    • CripesAmighty

      Feature, bug, etc…

    • So what you’re saying is that the Republicans will vote for it, eh?

      • mancityRed6

        I’m really hoping that once the CBO says their math is inherently and viciously flawed, at least a few will say, “huh” and decide not to vote for it.

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          I don’t get the waffling by Merkowski and Capito. They were worried about the Medicaid cuts in the previous bill, which this one still contains.

          • puredog

            MASSIVE pork for Alaska.

          • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

            The Alaska healthcare system such as it is, doesn’t work without Medicaid.

          • Augustus

            the Turtle got to them

          • mancityRed6

            it gets them more attention. squeaky wheels and all that.
            “I don’t know if I wanna pass this” sometimes turns into “let’s make this sweeter for you”

        • Rags

          Takes 3.

  • everstar

    Even if there were hacked e-mails indicated Clinton and/or her campaign was conspiring with the Russians or accepting dirty money or whatever, I wouldn’t believe them because the chain of evidence is so compromised. It beggars belief that the Russians might hack e-mails but would never dream of fabricating them.

    • Gregory Purcell

      Yes but didn’t Donna Brazil say ‘so what if I gave the Primary Debate questions to Hillary in advance, I would do it again’

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Smoking Gun! Just as bad as collusion with a foreign government

      • everstar

        I still don’t understand what the big deal about that was, either. I thought it was common practice in debates to tell the candidates the questions ahead of time so they could prepare for the topics. I mean, I get the part where only one candidate getting them is unfair, but I don’t understand why they were keeping the questions under wraps to begin with.

        • Shanzgood

          She gave POSSIBLE questions.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            I’m sure they knew the questions. Anyone, including my 4 year old niece, knew the questions were about emails and Benghazi.

          • Shanzgood

            Then so did HRC and didn’t need a reminder so the whole damn thing is ridiculous.

        • Thiazin Red

          The whole thing was stupid since there is no way Clinton didn’t already have an answer to the Flint question prepared. Because anyone would have known that the question would come up.

      • mancityRed6

        “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile writes in the subject line of an email to Jennifer Palmieri and John Podesta. In the body of the email, she adds: “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/31/hacked-emails-suggest-trump-was-right-after-all-clinton-got-previews-of-some-debate-questions/
        It was in Flint and Clinton didn’t already know that the whole water issue would come up?
        Puhleeze.

        • Lefty Wright

          But that was why Bernie didn’t win the primary.

          • mancityRed6

            that is some grade A snark, right there…I hope.

      • Gregory Purcell

        The DNC fraud lawsuit should sort that all out. The judge basically smacked down the DNC’s motion to dismiss.

  • Claire

    I laughed way harder than I should have at this.

    https://twitter.com/GuillaumeTC/status/885984960380907520

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Surely there is a word for “too much Trump”. Suggestions?

    • mancityRed6

      “any”?
      as in, any tRump is too much tRump.
      or maybe, “too many tRumps spoil their grift”

    • OrG

      Basta!

      • AJ Milne

        Troppi Trumpi

    • Rags

      Any Trump.

    • NotReallyHere

      Trumpocalypse?

  • Red State Pinko

    If no one else has already pointed this out, Trump is right about one thing: that Emin is one helluva entertainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    • Three Finger Salute

      Never you will get this from any other comrade, comrade.

  • marxalot

    Ugh, I really just wanna spend this weekend wasted.
    But I have things to do (shiny new rice maker/slow cooker to try out!) and also I’m almost two years into this whole sober thing.

    • msanthropesmr

      Did you get an instant pot on Amazonon too?

      • marxalot

        Nah, someone gave me the Aroma cooker I’d been wanting for my birf-day. I’m thinking pulled pork.

        • mancityRed6

          you don’t need a slow cooker, just 7 hours brine and about 12 hours in the oven. (I don’t make this during the hotter parts of the year).
          http://www.kevinandamanda.com/perfect-pulled-pork-slow-roasted-seasoned-savory/

          • marxalot

            Well, that would leave out “July in the desert.” So I’m glad I have the slow cooker :)

          • mancityRed6

            in cooler months, the only bad thing was that the animals would go crazy since they could smell the pork goodness a lot better than I could.
            that, and I found out the electric oven will turn itself off after 12 hours.

  • bluicebank

    Jazus.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if the Falcon and the Snowman* got out on a furlough and attended, as well.

    Never going to read another spy novel. All the spies make it look so complicated. Obviously not how it works.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falcon_and_the_Snowman

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Jesus breakdancing Christ, do these people EVER tell the fucking truth without getting caught first? It would’ve taken 20 minutes just to squeeze Goldstone into the fucking elevator.

    • mancityRed6

      “crap, we’ve hit the weight limit. everyone else has to wait for another one.”

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer became obese on purpose to get disability and “work” from home.

        • mancityRed6

          please tell me it’s the helper monkey episode

    • OrG

      They do not.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Alt-transparency.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Promise him a lifetimes worth of Cadbury cream eggs

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I think he’s already eaten a lifetime of Cadbury cream eggs.

    • marxalot

      Nah, he’s greasy enough you can slide him right in.

    • Rasilom

      I think Jesus Breakdancing Christ will be the name of my new metal/polka fusion group.

    • hudson srinivasan

      so much for transparency

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    New Bill Aims To Prevent White House From Dodging The Free Press
    The House bill would require at least two on-camera briefings a week.

    A Connecticut representative has introduced a new bill Thursday that would require the White House to hold at least two televised press briefings per week, in response to the Trump administrations’s recent restrictions on press access.

    “The Free Press Act,” sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), comes in the wake of a series of White House actions that limit the media’s access to the executive. The White House has repeatedly prohibited news outlets from televising White House press briefings, and has increasingly communicated with reporters in restricted settings shielded from public view.

    • jesterpunk

      So they will hold 2 briefings and not allow any questions and only allow right wing media who will suck up to them.

    • Shanzgood

      Fuck. Stop being such empty ballsacks. ALL press briefings should be televised.

      • Panika MCD

        “empty ballsacks” is definitely a card.

      • Stulexington

        Or at the very least, BYOC(amera)

      • Courser_Resistance

        Empty ballsacks… Okay, that’s a new one on me and I love it. Will have to start working it into my vernacular.

        Well, that’s really only going to work here. I can’t imagine calling anyone I know an empty ballsack. That’s a pretty bad, sad term.

        • Shanzgood

          More accurate than pussy.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Neutered Tomcat LIBELZ!

        • Shanzgood

          Tomcats don’t have empty ball sacks, they’re just disconnected.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
    • Shanzgood

      “Marshal” now?

      • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

        He gets mad respect since he faced down the Mango Menace, yo.

    • JustDon’tSaySortMyBalls

      Fake news. I don’t see Rodman anywhere in that pic.

    • therblig

      of all of them, i trust him the most.

  • Gregory Purcell

    For your viewing pleasure. Town Zero, is a movie made during the final days of the USSR. The empire was unsustainable, the political system was hopelessly corrupt, the endless war, the system made no sense, and wild changes happening in society made even less sense.

    It’s also a story about the ‘Rock and Roll’ successfully invading the USSR.

    https://youtu.be/MUpLDZ47VA4

    • mancityRed6

      I know I’ve seen a documentary of some kind about Scorpion’s “winds of change” song
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_of_Change_(Scorpions_song)
      and how there was a metal show in Russia when they wrote it, which was around the time of the failed coup.

      • Gregory Purcell

        Failed coup? Do you mean when Boris Yeltsin sat on a tank outside of their Congress…. (You should realize Trump might do the same thing)

        • mancityRed6

          that would create the bestest optics of all.

          • Gregory Purcell

            If the charge against Trump is he is not bellicose enough against the evil Russians. Then I will be on the opposite side.

            Trump is guilty of so much, but wanting friendly relationship with Russia is not one of those things.

          • mancityRed6

            friendly relations is not the same as you meddled and I’m not going to do anything about it.
            the same can be said for you invaded Crimea and I’m not going to do anything about it.
            if indeed they are still the superpower they say, then they need to be held accountable. just as we should if we tried to annex a part of Mexico or Canada.

      • Gregory Purcell

        It is a good film, slower pace like our 50’s movies. It is not a documentary it is art.

        And yes there are eng subtitles.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    So former communication aide from the Trump campaign, Michael Caputo, says he never heard anything about the Russia during the campaign because he knows about the Russia.

    • OrG

      He’s lying.

  • Michael R

    This might seem like a cliche by now , but watch it
    again and see how clearly Hillary speaks the truth

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaVWRetR4jg

  • Run2Live

    Tiffany was there too, but nobody noticed.

    • Shanzgood

      We have all been Tiffany.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Who?

    • TJ Barke

      That was mean. Funny. But mean.

  • Canis Greyhame

    Hey look, the White House is now in the business of doxxing concerned citizens.
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/14/15973464/white-house-election-integrity-doxx

    • Dumb assholes, to busy with themselves to think about how they are affecting anyone else.

      • mancityRed6

        I’m fairly certain that Bannon and Miller knew exactly what they were doing…or telling other people to do.

        • They may have an idea, but I also get the impression that most people in this administration are in such a rush to get their evil plans enacted they don’t stop to think too much about the best way to enact them.

        • Canis Greyhame

          Yeah, it feels like an intimidation move.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Wonder if the unidentified person wore a really, really……….really long red tie?
    Hmmm?

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/04/06/22/3F02C67A00000578-4388160-image-a-5_1491513720493.jpg

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Is that real? I hate to ask, but one can never tell these days.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Hey Jeebus was there too, remember he is everywhere.

      • bluicebank

        Naw. Jesus done left Chicago (ZZ Top), and it wasn’t to New York. Don McLean says he’s somewhere on the Left Coast. Could be Hawaii by now.

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          Uh oh.

  • Natalia Veselnitskaya was the Russian legal liaison for Trump's Miss Universe pageant in 2013. Trump claimed he never met her. #TrumpLeaks pic.twitter.com/KcFpEPeuDn— voodoochild (@jdd2169) July 14, 2017

    Freaking liar!

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I can’t do that Natalia lady’s face.

    • jesterpunk

      To be fair he might not recognize her face.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      You never see Trump shit-eatin’ grin like he does when he has his hand on a woman’s ass.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    I know he had a stroke, but I like listening to Richard Painter. He has a cadence of a teacher telling his class to settle down.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Is that what it is? I was wondering. Yeah…he’s seems like a guy you don’t want to push too far.

    • CripesAmighty

      Painter’s great. The Foghorn of Righteous Indignation. He slices through the bullshit like a knight on horseback.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Unidentified person at the meeting was someone named ‘John Baron’ aka: John Miller.
    Pic. below.

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

    • TJ Barke

      That’s Johnald D. Fump.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Sure that’s not Jim the Francophile?

  • Bill D. Burger
    • hudson srinivasan

      and did nothing but look pretty

  • Bill D. Burger

    Russians are good at disguises…coulda’ been in disguise.

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

  • Angela Ruzzo

    OT: Summer officially arrived here in Missouri 3 days ago – 94 degrees and 98% humidity. I had to turn on the AC, and the day I have to do that always annoys me because I try hard to keep my carbon footprint small, but I just can’t stand the humidity any longer. And then I think “You spoiled Western bitch!” because my great-grandmother raised 10 children in a Missouri farmhouse without electricity or indoor plumbing in the 1880’s, while wearing long skirts, a petticoat and a corset. Here she is in 1892 with 4 of her 6 children. I do not know how she did it. I just went out to get the mail, and I could hardly breathe. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/723a3b4457239c8b89e3f571fa38d4dc674eafd693f64d30f836ff45351b973e.jpg

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      If there’d been air conditioning, I’m thinking she would’ve had it running sometimes.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Maybe, but great-grandpa was a miser and a humorless domestic tyrant, so she would probably have only been allowed to run it when he got home in the evening.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Tank top and loose shorts also too.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m on the other side of the state (the Kansas part of KC) and it’s been on since May, I think.
      Spoiled? hell yes, especially in a second floor apartment that faces the west.
      I grew up without it though, and I did survive.
      Now if I could only have a story about growing up without running water like my mom did, in the ’50s, early ’60s.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        My grandparents died in 1965 and never had indoor plumbing or AC or central heat until the day they died, when I was 9. I used to love visiting them when I was little, and using the outhouse was fun because it was different, as was taking a bath in a tin tub in the kitchen, and putting coal into the boiler, but I couldn’t understand why my mother would never let us visit at Christmas. When I grew up, I understood…in the winter they used chamber pots at night, stored under the bed, and the only warm room in the house was the kitchen.

        My mother grew up with chamber pots, and I think she never wanted to use one every again. But she did tell me a fun story – during WWII you could buy chamber pots with Hitler’s or Mussolini’s or Hirohito’s faces painted on the bottom inside, so you could piss on them.

        • mancityRed6

          the hall to the back door was where mom used to take baths. this always confused me because it was freezing in there during the winter.
          the outhouse was still there, just not used.
          the only heat in the house until the day it burned down was the fire stove thing in the living room, and this was a two story 4 or 5 bedroom farmhouse.
          my dad’s parent’s house wasn’t too much better. they had a wall heater and that was it. that and the Ben Franklin stove which didn’t get lit as much after grandpa passed.
          of course, most of my grandparents passed in the ’80s.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            My grandparents lived in about 8 different houses between 1917 and 1965, and every one of them burned down. With coal-burning stoves the only source of heat and cooking fuel, and kerosene lamps, this was probably pretty common. I often pass burnt-down old houses in rural areas where the only thing still standing is the outhouse. Grandma had a root cellar where she kept her canned goods, and it was about 30 degrees cooler down there. I used to wonder why everyone didn’t live underground.

          • mancityRed6

            I grew up in a rental. full basement with a 3/4 bath, two bedrooms with closets, and a counter with a range hood. it wasn’t until I met someone that lived there before us that I found out they would live upstairs during the winter and downstairs during the summer.
            this was after I had spent a lot of time down there during the summer days.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Basements are great, every house should have one. My little 1935 house in St. Louis had an unfinished one, so I finished it with a family room/bedroom/bathroom, and I would move down there every summer, never needed AC at all. My current house does not have a basement, alas. It was built over a 4′ high crawl space, and why they didn’t spend a bit extra for a full basement when it was built in 2005, I cannot imagine.

          • mancityRed6

            the house the ex had had a “slither space”, probably about 2′ deep. that and the steel siding didn’t help things at all during the winter.
            at least I was there to help pay for new windows.

      • Shanzgood

        I grew up without AC in tbe 70s. We watched TV on the back patio while eating cold watermelon from the refrigerator. I also remember mom trying to make whipped cream for strawberry shortcake but it was too hot to set up.

        • mancityRed6

          windows always open, fan always on. it’s where I learned to take a quick bath to cool down before bed. now, at least, it’s a shower.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I hate sleeping with AC. Even now, with the humidity, I prefer sleeping with open windows, a box fan in the window, the ceiling fan on, and a quick shower before bed. Bath powder is also useful.

          • mancityRed6

            the ceiling fan in the living room is nice, but the whole second floor aspect kills it.
            that and the easy escape screens on the windows where I’m concerned about the cats falling out and the rain that pops up from time to time means that out of the three windows I have, I can maybe open one.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I once owned a little brick bungalow in St. Louis, built in 1935, and every window had metal awnings. At first I didn’t like it because when it rained, it was noisy, but after a week I realized that when it rained, I could keep the windows open, which was, no doubt, why metal awnings were so popular in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. I tried to find a company to install them on my current house in 2010, and there wasn’t a single company selling them here. There is no market for them anymore.

          • mancityRed6

            the house I grew up in had fiberglass awnings on the west side, probably to keep the sun out of the windows. it worked well until a baseball sized hail came through one.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            The only awnings I could find for sale locally in 2010 were heavy canvas. I thought about it, and the vision of hail storms crossed my mind, so I didn’t buy them. Also I regularly get 80mph wind gusts, so they would probably blow off. So now whenever it rains I run madly from room to room closing the 10 windows and 2 doors. The cats think this is a game. I am getting too old for this game.

          • mancityRed6

            and I do have a fan in the bedroom, can’t sleep well without one.

          • Shanzgood

            Didja tent your bedsheets with a box fan?

          • mancityRed6

            no, I just pointed the fan at my head, everything worked out.
            until I had that brick townhouse with the bedroom in the west where there was zero shade.
            I’d walk by the metal front door and I could feel the heat from a few inches away.
            then I moved to the back bedroom until the A/C died.
            then I moved.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          I was the only kid I knew who had AC in the 50’s and 60’s. We had an enormous window unit in the living room, but it only cooled the living room – the rest of the house had the doors closed, and it was turned off at night, so we sweated all night long. We had it because my mother had a heart condition and humidity was bad for her. I hated it – when I ran inside on a hot summer day, my glasses would fog up. And yeah, I remember sitting on the front porch eating cold watermelon and eating Root Beer popsicles. I also remember running inside to have a drink of ice-cold milk, and feeling the COLD run down my throat to my stomach. That felt really good. Jumping into a cold lake also felt good. Standing under the garden sprinkler also felt good. In August my mother would start canning tomatoes, and even with the AC on in the living room, the house got very hot, so what was that like in the olden days without AC? It must have been miserable, but grandma canned without AC for 75 years.

          • Shanzgood

            Oh god lawn sprinklers

        • Yr. Gma

          AC is a relatively new invention. When I was a kid, we had a swamp cooler, and we were happy for it. Our car had the “air conditioner” called the window crank.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            My father told us that when he was young, in the 20’s and 30’s, what they did to cool off on a hot day was 1) skinny-dip in the river and then 2) pile in the Model T, roll down the windows and go for a drive.

          • Shanzgood

            We had tne wing vents.

        • Jenny

          We had no a/c, electricity (unless we stole it from the neighbors) heat or water at various times and sometimes all at once. Cuz Meth.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Oooh, I’m sorry to hear that. Meth is a real tragedy. I have cousins who basically grew up in their mother’s car because she couldn’t settle down or keep a job, but that was in Northern California, not Missouri. I wouldn’t want to live in a car in Missouri in the summer, in fact I think it would kill you.

          • Jenny

            Yeah, Texas at least cools down at night. The temperature would drop around 10:30 making it much easier to sleep.

            I would hate to have lived like that in Phoenix, were it is completely still and 100 degrees at night.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Louisiana is terrible at night – just as breathlessly humid at 2 am as it is at 2 pm.

          • Shanzgood

            Holy jeebus. Hopes you’re ok now.

    • Shanzgood

      Yeah, also mine in Arkansas in the early 1900s. Married at age 14 when as far as I was concerned at the same age boys still had cooties. She had 13 children, including my grandfather, who lived to adulthood. I hate to think how many she lost.

      But let’s defund PPH, right?

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Yep. And as far as those anti-vaxxers are concerned, they should meet my grandma (also married at 14) and hear about the 6 babies she lost to Diptheria, Spanish Flu and Scarlet Fever. I get so angry at those folks I could spit. She still raised 8 to adulthood. Imagine what that would cost today without your own reality TV show.

    • JoeChristmas

      I really don’t know how they survived without Föx Fake News.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        They had Baptist Revival Meetings. Same thing, just not as often.

    • Yr. Gma

      Pioneer ladies were tough.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        They sure were. They did everything the men did, but they did it pregnant.

  • bookish

    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-07-14/russian-american-at-trump-jr-meeting-is-ex-military-officer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he denies.

    Rinat Akhmetshin confirmed his participation in the meeting to The Associated Press on Friday, providing new details of a June 2016 sit-down that included a Russian lawyer and President Donald Trump’s oldest son, son-in-law and campaign chairman.

    His attendance at the meeting and his lobbying background created a new wrinkle to a story that has hounded the White House for days and added to questions about potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • WotsAllThisThen

      Look out, Mueller is about to throw that football right at your nose.

    • I love this one!!!!! Such a perfect metaphor for Donald.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Oh gakkkk’….Noooo! ___ On the other hand, it can’t have more than 2 pages tops, and even Trump might make it through given time to read both pages.

    https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/885895297578258432

  • bluicebank

    So does this mean Jared will have to amend his security application again?
    How many do-overs are allowed? Surely there’s a ceiling on how many times you can lie on form SF-86.

    • JoeChristmas

      And each one a felony.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      For the little people, I’m thinking that number is zero.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “If you plan on lying of your SF–86, please press ‘one’ now. If you’ve already lied on your SF-86, press ‘two’. If you are never going to tell the truth, stand by and a prosecutor will be with you momentarily.”

    • Shanzgood

      There’s gotto be a place where it says “if you sign this you are attests to the truth” blah blah blah

      • DrBigHead

        Alternative truth?

        • Shanzgood

          Nobody signs that, not even the Dumpenidiots.

    • DrBigHead

      Hope he filled it out in pencil.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Ooh! Our man in Ottawa is ready to put on the gloves when it comes to NAFTA — and even made Pence look like the silly, sycophantic fuddle-duddle he is!

    In keynote address to Governors’ Conference, Canada’s PM Trudeau warns against “tempting shortcuts” in NAFTA renegotiations

    Pence looks like an idiot or a parrot for Trump’s Mexiphobia — so, technically, both:

    “We will modernize NAFTA for the 21st century so it is a win-win-win for all our trade partners in North America,” Pence, the former governor of Indiana, told the group. “We are looking forward to bringing NAFTA into the future in a way that will equally benefit both our countries.

    Dipshit. NAFTA involves U.S., Canada, and Mexico. “Both” implies there’s only two, not three. So… who’s Trump looking to cut out of the raw deal? Or is it just that neither he nor Mikey can math?

    • JoeChristmas

      It’s Devo’s math.

      • msanthropesmr

        We are not men.

        • Lori

          No, they most certainly are not.

          • Three Finger Salute

            The irony is that Trudeau said to avoid shortcuts, and what does Pence do but take a shortcut to revert NAFTA back to the fucking Mulroney era. So since the Merkins are going to do everything opposite of what civilized leaders tell them to do, maybe Trudeau should say to Trump at the next G7 in Montreal, “please don’t ever legalize marijuana or implement single-payer healthcare.”

      • Incoming Ham

        Devos math?

    • Stulexington

      Here’s a hint, Mexico’s gonna pay for it.

    • jaspersdad

      The Governors want to hear from Trudeau and Canadians want our Prime Minister to deliver a message of friendship and openness.

      Hats off to Mr. Trudeau and his advisors for developing and executing a brilliant strategy to cope with an increasingly dysfunctional White House.

      • ltmcdies

        from what I’ve read, they started gearing up last November. Pays to plan.

  • JoeChristmas

    Well, it’s клоун in Russian, but sounds the same.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Psst! Advanced copy of David Brody’s book:
    ‘ The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography.’

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

    • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance

      It’s flying off the shelves. (Especially when the wind blows.)

      • Bill D. Burger
        • hudson srinivasan

          the creepiest thing i’ve seen is that pic of all those “people of god ” laying their hands on him and praying. i don’t know what to be scandalized about – at the level of stupidity of these self-proclaimed spiritualists or the person they all lend support to.

          • OrG

            Why not both?

          • Bill D. Burger

            I agree! It was, however, proof there is no God or they would, everyone of em, have burst into flames.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            AOT,K

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            The meme that says that it is an exorcism makes it palatable. Also the one that has God’s hand holding his head down that reads that his rapture was prevented.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            who else thinks he would have never agreed to it if cameras weren’t present?

          • FlownΩver

            They figured “He touched the glowing orb, so if we touch him…”

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Both pages!

    • JustDon’tSaySortMyBalls

      Needz moar gold leaf

    • TootsStansbury

      Does it end with everyone taking a refreshing drink of powdered drink mix?

  • Picabo

    Today in history.
    1995 “A revolutionary new technology is christened “MP3″
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-revolutionary-new-technology-is-christened-mp3

    • mancityRed6

      and then records made a come back because MP3s and the recording of albums they knew were going to sell as such mad such awful recordings.

      • DrBigHead

        My son has been spending a good portion of the salary from his summer job on vinyl. Haven’t really said much because we have a co-dependency relationship when it come to records. He has been buying copies of what I consider to be classic LPs , such as Gilberto and Getz, that have been reissued at 45 rpm. They sound magnificent.

        • mancityRed6

          my dad got a new stereo with a record player for xmas many moons back, ’98?
          I went to all the used music stores to buy albums of his favorite band, Chicago.
          he was delighted.
          I’ve got at least a couple hundred cds, but I usually just pull music off of youtube now.

          • DrBigHead

            IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT’S HOLY, DON’T START WITH VINYL!!! IT WILL BANKRUPT YOU!!!!

            This public service announcement was brought to you by someone who knows.

          • OutOfOrbit

            Too late, the hook is set.

        • I have a few half-speed remasters as well. The ones Peter Gabriel released last year sound like the band is hiding in the room with you.

          • DrBigHead

            Worth every penny (who needs to pay the mortgage anyway).

    • Claire

      Wow, was it that long ago? I guess it was. One of technology’s most convenient developments, in my opinion.

      • DrBigHead

        When I hear “1995”, I think “oh, that’s just a couple of years ago”. I am in deep denial.

        • OutOfOrbit

          It is ok.

        • Beautiful Soup

          Isn’t that the worst.

        • Claire

          I go back and forth. It seems like just yesterday that I was in college and my kids were little; but AOL and big clunky cell phones seem forever ago.

  • Claire

    Speaking of Justin Trudeau, he posted on Twitter that he called Jimmy Carter to make sure he was doing okay. Trump probably doesn’t even remember who Jimmy Carter is, and I’m damn sure he didn’t call to check on him.

    • jesterpunk
      • Claire

        Ugh, what a piece of shit. I can’t deal with his utter vileness.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Jimmy was one of Pierre’s pallbearers and remains a very good friend of the Trudeau family. And the only U.S. president Pierre really found any camaraderie with, other than boilerplate diplomacy. The others during his time in office were, obviously, Republicans, because America can’t have nice things. Nixon, the crook; Ford, the irrelevant bootlicker; and Reagan, the senile red-baiting cowboy with a chimp for a sidekick, who got the ball rolling for the eventual downfall of Western civilization.

      https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/article29071626.ece/BINARY/w620/CPT115-Cda+State+Visits+201A.JPG

      I often wonder what the old man would say about Trump, were he alive today. Or what was going through his mind during that “Family of Man” speech in the photo Justin gave to Trump in February, where Trump is giving Pierre an award (and probably making the night all about himself, as is Quack a la Orange’s trademark). One thing is certain: Pierre would have adored Obama.

      • Claire

        I wondered if Carter was a friend of the family. It seemed like he might have been, given the timelines.

    • ltmcdies
  • Lyly Sirivong

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/291c404b2e864ba5c30d92f98746630f4335f1af3ab577967434116fd14ad084.jpg

    I have a confession. As a french person, I’m not a big fan of the 14th of July as a the national holiday. It commemorates an event that just happened to take place exactly one year after the Storming of the Bastille (la Fête de la Fédération). And even if you decide that the 14th of July does commemorate the Storming of the Bastille, it wasn’t the big epic and heroic moment a lot of people believe it was.

    I really would have preferred if they had chosen the 26th of August (the day the Declaration of the rights of Man and of the citizen was passed) or even the 4th of August (the day feudalism and privileges were abolished in France).

    Alas, when the reps voted the date for the national holiday, the didn’t want to antagonize the royalists or the bonapartists. So they chose the 14th of July as a national holiday (instead of the 4th of August !) emphasizing the fact that it commemorates the Fête de la Fédération, rather than the storming of the Bastille.

    They really dropped the ball, IMO.

    • Thanks for posting that. I am not all strong in my history knowledge, but it is always interesting and amazes me how many compromises it takes for us to make progress.

      • Lyly Sirivong

        Remembrance and collective memory are sensitive subjects. So sensitive that we’ve resorted to choose random dates to commemorates some events. In France, the 5th of december was chosen to commemorate the Algerian war of independence even though it had nothing to do with it. Because every other date had painful memories that were associated for various groups of people.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Listen up heathens! ‘Teen Mommy’ is on a rampage, y’all. She’s aburnin’ all the copies of Teen Vogue because it had a tutorial on anal sex.
    ~snort~

    If the bitch reads Ezekial, her Bible is next.

    https://twitter.com/activistmommy1/status/885540873919975424

    Found the quote: Ezekial 23:20: “There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”

    ~blushing~
    lmao

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance
    • jesterpunk

      If you tell kids not to have sex they won’t, just look at abstence spokesperson Bristol Palin.

      http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/06/bristol-palin-pregnant

      • Like mother, like daughter. Just remember, Sarah gave birth to her first born 7 months after a hastily arranged marriage with Todd.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Her children must be proud.

    • Canis Greyhame

      I’m not convinced people are getting the message. Better buy a whole stack of em to burn, just to make sure.

    • JMP

      But how will good Christian girls know the proper way to use The Loophole and avoid going to hell by saying, “Fuck me in the ass, ’cause I love Jesus”?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZF_R_j0OY

      • Bill D. Burger

        South Park Christmas Song:
        “You Can Suck All the Dick You Want, And Still Be A Virgin___Mary.”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTJMSiaG10

      • Shanzgood

        How come they get The Loophole but teh gheys don’t? If teh gheys got it as well, they’d all be virgins still as well, right? So why worry?

        • Kiri the Unicorn

          The big problem the church people have with teh gheys is that a man is getting it from another man: IOW, “acting like a woman”. They don’t freak out over lesbians nearly as much. It’s all grounded in male sexual insecurity.

          • Shanzgood

            Sooo…women can act like women together all day long but if men don’t totally act like men, it’s game over?

            But what if men doing sexxy times things is manly?

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Well, that’s just it. I’m not out to diminish anyone’s masculinity, I just wanna borrow it for a little while.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      She must want to turn “Teen Vogue” into “Teen Mom Vogue” – that’s about all that would explain her apparent vote in favor of P-in-V sex.

    • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

      Christian shit hole Republicans, no wonder that shitting Christian Republicans have daughters who are always pregnant.

      • JMP

        how is babby formed
        how girl get pragnent

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      that just MUSt be the biblical era equivalent of bathroom stall graffiti.

    • bluicebank

      Word around the eschatology campfire is that Noah’s sons had butt sex with him as daddy was all drunk, because the goddamn animals drove him off the wagon. Just saying.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Yikes! Um, I’m not a Repuke at all, but that might actually make me want to unsubscribe from the magazine — especially if I had kids at home! Looking at sexy pictures is nice, we all do it here with Obama/Trudeau/Macron/etc., but actually doing the meat-and-potatoes stuff and going into detail about the steps involved? That’s just… um… yeah, nope. Do. Not. Want.

      It’s like flipping through the Ikea catalogue versus actually buying the couch to put together. Except the couch, in this case, is some kind of fetish swing or other X-rated apparatus. As they say in antique shops, “you can look, but you better not touch.” I thought they were going to be a politics magazine in addition to the fashion coverage? What’s the purpose of this? It has nothing to do with politics or with fashion (it can’t be “fashion” if nobody is wearing clothes). It’s porn!

      I was going to say I’ll stick with Blank Paper Weekly, but they have a special interview with Jeff Sessions about his love of white sheets, so… I guess it’s back to Highlights for Children for me.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        My daughter had a subscription to Teen Vogue and I preferred it to the alternatives like Seventeen and Tiger Beat, which are completely vapid. For an article like that, she’d have read it and then come directly to me with “is this true?”

        • Three Finger Salute

          Yeah, I still don’t know if I could even stomach an actual tutorial on how to put what where. I dunno, the visuals just seem like they’d be really off-putting. And it does seem like it’d cross the line into Penthouse and Hustler territory once you start getting into graphic detail about the literal process involved. Not to mention it might run into some pretty tricky grey areas legally if the people in the article — or even representations of people — are underage. Their intent might be well-meaning and in the interest of education, but as Teen Vogue is not classified as an educational or clinical textbook in any sense of the word, they might have gone too far here, and could in theory have broken some laws about CP.

          I believe in most jurisdictions (varies state by state), you can get in pretty big trouble for selling a porno mag to an underage consumer. Or even helping them get one. If your older sibling is 18 and buys 15 year old sibling a Penthouse, older sibling might have to register as a sex offender for grooming or contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Movie theaters have to card you for trying to get into an R-rated flick. Book and magazine stores do for trying to buy porn. And if this issue shows the actual process — complete with pictures of people in a magazine for teenagers — they might have gotten themselves into a bigly yuge oops because this could conceivably be considered porn.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • hudson srinivasan

      btw. let it be said, the cnns of the world are not any paragons of any virtue either. fwiw, its the nyts, and wapos of the world that have done all the heavy lifting.

      • OutOfOrbit

        The Times has surprised me, like mebbee the ol’ gray lady’s spirit has stirred.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Maybe they locked Punch Sulzberger in a closet?

        • FlownΩver

          It’s just a matter of setting WaPo and NYT at each other. They get serious when there’s a chance the other one will start to look more professional.

          Rosenfeld to Bradlee: “Just a good, solid piece of American Journalism–
          (beat)
          –that The New York Times doesn’t have.”

          • OutOfOrbit

            Cool. That is how Free Press is supposed to work.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        In this election cycle? Teen Vogue, Esquire, Cosmo and Mother Jones did the real heavy lifting.

    • Oh, is it hurricane Natalia by any chance?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I’d chime in to say “fuck you, you hypocritical turdblossom” but the Twitters has taken care of that for me. https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan/status/885501736126996480

    • Ryan Denniston

      Merrick. Garland.

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      You know it’s bad when you are trolled by @OneNationUnderGod.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    posted this in wrong thread!

    unintentional hilarity observed on fox news at the gym:

    “Trump Returns to USA as Son’s Russia Meeting Grows

    Ha!

    (Had to admit, based on teh chyron alone, they were approaching the light of reality at some points, mentioning trump’s ‘challenges’. bonus hilarity, they appear to do several minutes on the Mizzou’s enrollment being down, with the UNAVOIDABLE implication it had to do with the protest 2 years ago – i.e. the “can we get some muscle here” prof. And all that is assuming Fox’s numbers were accurate, which I highly doubt)

  • Ryan Denniston

    No doubt there are eight spies working for the Trump Whore House right now!

  • SayItWithOtters

    But in some good news, the actual “scientists” at DOE told Dancin Perry to go fuck himself.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-14/renewable-energy-not-a-threat-to-grid-draft-of-u-s-study-finds

  • BeachBum

    Watching Macron and Trump on the tarmac, it looked like Macron charmed the ever lovin’ shit outta Trump. Showed him how a real leader acts. My guess Trump offered to give back the Louisiana Territory for a kiss. Macron said ” call me, we’ll talk.”

  • I was musing today about how if I had the time and the planning ability, I’d have arranged for groups of people all around DC to walk/march towards the Capitol (single file, never obstructing traffic) singing this (and timing it right so they were all in front of the Capitol for the final chorus):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA

    • timpundit

      It’s like the French have a word for everything!

      (h/t Steve Martin)

      • Swampgas_Man

        Gosh, for a bloodthirsty song, it brings a tear to the eye.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “The French don’t have a word for ‘entrepreneur’.” -W

        • Doug Langley

          They also don’t have one for ‘misunderestimate’.

        • puredog

          I loved that anecdote. Sadly, it is fake news.

    • 451 Byrnes
  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    this strikes me as some kind of high-browed, elitist, literature humor…therefore, I don’t get it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72692e3fb342130df3134c5b68c25b9c37e2790d47647f7ceffdf7fa9390a154.png

  • Picabo
  • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

    Once Trump Junior saw that Russian hookers were urinating all over the place, he called his Republican cunt pals all to come join in the urination / treason fun.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Gee, and they seem to have trouble figuring out why more and more of us are identifying as atheists, too.

    • SayItWithOtters

      That’ll show ‘im.

      • Bill D. Burger

        Reminds me of a joke I heard not long ago:
        Atheist sees woman praying:
        “What are you praying for?”

        ‘For starving children in the world.’

        (walking away): “It’s working. There are millions and millions of em’.”

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      the side of the rock must’ve said, “but am I not”.

      ETA: I saw someone with that exact sticker on their car on my block today!

    • Claire

      God is good, where “good” is defined as “a big fan of violence and vandalism.” Who wouldn’t want to be Christian???

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      God is good, and the faithful will totally fuck you over unless you agree with them.

    • Doug Langley

      Funny. When I went to church as a kid, they kept explaining how it was the poor, mistreated Christians who got stoned.

      • amrak63

        It does still happen in some parts of the world, but I imagine that when comfortable members of the Christian Right complain that they are being persecuted because they aren’t allowed to persecute people who do not share their faith, I expect the martyrs in Heaven fall down on the golden streets and wet their robes laughing.

    • OrG

      I’m sure the Atheist immediately converted.

    • amrak63

      That rock looked to me at first like “GOP is God”, which would indeed reflect how the “Christian” Right actually thinks.

      On the tiny chance that the nincompoop who threw the rock is reading this:

      May God forgive you your foolish sin. He calls us to be kind and generous and tolerant to people of other faiths or of no faith, not to be brutal and obnoxious. You have misunderstood Him grotesquely.

      Meanwhile, I hope the proper authorities can identify and deal with the perpetrator.

      • amrak63

        “Christians” like this lout are the primary reason there ARE atheists and agnostics in the world, or so I believe. While I have no statistics, I would not be surprised to learn that for every one person who became atheistic or agnostic because of scholarly objections, a dozen people became atheistic or agnostic because the religious believers in their lives were cruel, domineering, greedy, stupid, or any combination of the above.

  • JMP
  • La forza del resistino

    France plays Daft Punk medley for Donald. Macron tells him the band’s name is purely coincidental.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    If you rounded up all the Twitler crime family members and put their brains into a bird, it would fly backwards forever and ever.

    • Yr. Gma

      Let’s try it and see.

  • Just in case you start thinking Pence might be a better option:

    Reminder: Mike Pence was the choice of Paul Manafort, who became Trump campaign manager about 10 days after Don Jr's mtg w/ Veselnitskaya. pic.twitter.com/91PNxYxy0I— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 14, 2017

  • btwbfdimho
    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      orale!

    • Three Finger Salute

      Is that a young Sophia Vargara?

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Nope, John Legizamo in drag.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    just in case Trump & Co. haven’t been making you laugh all day (instead of face palming):
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2c338e3c27eb1d1c9cd7dcccbb994e2960042772d9face438f709390fa1757f.jpg

  • REQUIRED

    EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF TRUMP JUNIOR’S SUPER SECRET BIG BOY RUSKIE MEETING!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZvugebaT6Q

  • Doug Langley

    Got an email from a place I applied to 3 or 4 months ago, can’t remember. “So sorry, but gosh there were just so many great, qualified candidates we just never got around to interviewing you” (this while businesses coast to coast wail “WE CAN’T FIND GOOD PEOPLE”)

    Summer camp field trip. Had planned water park, but they decided not quite warm enough so regular park and bowling. Been ages since I bowled, surprised how good I was. Broke 100 on the second game.

    One kid kept getting gutter balls. He was in tears and refused to play anymore. We talked with him and finally got him bowling again. I was really holding my breath, it was touch and go.

    Boss pointed out they have a chat app where I can phone Chinese people and talk English. Pays a teensy deensy bit, but what have I got to lose? Might even be able to afford rent in a couple weeks, who knows.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      they don’t have bumper bowling?

      when i was younger, then would put these long inflatable tubes down the gutters, any gutter balls would bounce off them and hit at least a few pins.

      • Doug Langley

        They did, actually. But one of the kids tossed his ball into one and tripped the switch that retracted it.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          tripped a tiny switch 30 feet away, but couldn’t hit any pins.

          Kids!

  • Kgprophet

    To quote the GOP’s 90’s Clinton impeachment tagline:
    “It’s not the collusion, it’s the lying”

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    A public defender friend is about 95% certain he’s going to trial in a case where his client was caught red-handed (and on video) stealing a “Clone-a-Willy” Kit. This would constitute her second dildo stealing offense in less than 6 months.

    ETA: “How did they word the complaint?”
    “Carefully.”

    • Yr. Gma

      Someone should introduce her to one of those nice Incel boys.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I’m sure the dildos provide a superior experience.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      On the third, does she become “The Dildo Bandit”?

    • ariel_gee_398

      That can’t hurt, she’ll get a reputation for handling the hard cases.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Could argue she was working on an art project.
      “Dicks”
      (Shadow & light project)

      (I would have subtitled it ‘Trump & Pence’)

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4dc665d65e79b144a1a7ee7753f66083c5a5a08c3382da8a6d254edc917e821.jpg

      I know….Artists!

    • TundraGrifter

      I hope she doesn’t get a stiff sentence. Some judges just don’t dick around.

      • Rags

        Maybe it’s a deliberate attempt to get to a penal institution.

        • therblig

          she’d better hope for a hung jury

    • therblig

      Assault with a friendly weapon?

  • Ezio
    • OrG

      Thug.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Shouldn’t the Koch be dripping down his chin?

    • BMW

      I had no idea the paper towel & toilet paper lobby was so powerful.

      • Me not sure

        The Kochs own Georgia Pacific and all of their related brands of paper and wood products. $$$$$$

        • Zyxomma

          I got on the case of management at a Friends Meeting House because the restrooms were stocked with GP products.

    • therblig

      “I’m saving my taint for Chik-Fil-A.”

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      ‘Why should those NASCAR guys have all the fun?’

    • Stulexington

      Now I want to see a remake of the “glasses that show the truth” short, only instead of undead alien types, it just plasters their face with their sponsors like this.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    How many Russian spies does it take to change a lightbulb?

    • How many Russian spies does it take to change a president?

    • Granny Sprinkles

      Luckily only one, the rest had an appointment at trump tower.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      One. Who sets up a meeting with Donnie Jr and gets him to change the lightbulb in exchange for opposition research on Hillary.

    • Stulexington

      4: one to do the actual work, one to stand guard, one to write the report and one to face the firing squad for the inefficiency of the operation.

  • Three Finger Salute

    I think there might be a photo finish for this week’s “Stupid GOP Lawmaker of the Week” participation trophy. In the running, we have two very solid nominees:

    Steve King of Iowa

    In bizarre, historically ignorant speech, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) justifies vote to bar gender transition coverage for vets and active-duty service members through military health insurance by comparing reassignment surgery to Ottoman Empire slave castrations

    …and Trent Franks of Arizona

    The diary of Trent Franks: Arizona Republican congressman pushed for Pentagon to create a vile, Nazi-esque database of “good” and “bad” Muslims, eerily echoing practices targeting Jews and other persecuted groups during Germany’s darkest days

    Cast your ballots now, folks! Vote early and vote often! (And yes, you can pick both. The GOP has no shortage of stupidity to freely distribute the wealth — or lack thereof.)

    • Claire

      Jesus fucking Christ. I continue to be so amazed at the blinding speed with which America has decided that Nazi Germany is a great thing to emulate.

      • OrG

        I don’t think it happened that fast. But being open about it sure did.

    • OutOfOrbit

      1for King ciz I live in Iowasux.

    • ltmcdies

      well Steve King is the usual “go to” of Republican stupidity but …Nazi emulation, you say….OMG

    • Kateaux

      Speaking as an Iowan who does not live in King’s district, I would be perfectly willing to allow said district to secede and join, I don’t know, Nebraska or South Dakota or somesuch. Those losers in Western Iowa do keep voting him in.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Got my lease renewal notice. As expected, rent’s jumping 10%. My step increase will just about cover the jump.

    I’m lucky. Lots of folks are seeing their rents jump 30%+

    • Doug Langley

      Jesus, what is it with apartment costs? Mine has skyrocketed in the past 5 years. Thanks goodness I only renew every 18 months or really would be bad.

      Okay, riddle me this. I moved in this place cuz it was low rent in a modest part of town. Fast food joints and thrift stores all around. New people come in and jack up rent relentlessly. Now they tell us they just can’t fill the units. They beg us to put reviews on apartment ratings sites, refer friends, something, anything. They’re offering pizzas, discounts, drawing for flatscreen TV if we just get somebody in the apartments. The notion that maybe, just maybe, they might be pricing themselves out of the market simply doesn’t occur to them.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        ah, the sleazy world of real estate…

      • BeachBum

        It has been my experience that the owners are not the people actually managing and renting out the properties. The owners will never think the rents are too high, just poor managers that don’t push hard enough.

        • Doug Langley

          Entirely possible. The managers are quite decent people.

      • Ω cynmac will never surrender

        Taxes are going up by a lot. Passing the costs on. My taxes were $1800 last year and are $2400 this year.

      • Subrok

        Yup, I moved in to my current place in 2002 at around 800 a month. Now, it’s nearing 1,100.

        An example of how drastically things have changed: A family of five moved in recently. They live on the third floor (I pity their downstairs neighbor) and their gigantic white bmw suv is quite the symbol of “hey we probably lost the house and now we live here.”

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Here it’s just lack of units. Tesla, Switch, bunch of other companies coming in and driving prices up. Median home price has gone up to $360,000. You can’t even get a clapped-out fixer-upper for below $200,000.

    • Ouch.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      home or office?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Apartment. Lived there just over 3 years. Last time I signed an 18-month lease. Now the max is 12.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Yikes! Mine went up 9% last year. God only knows how much this year. Still, I pay way under market rent at this place, so even if it goes up another $100, I’ll probably still stay put. IF I can land a perm job (Every-fucking-thing crossed), I want to start saving to buy a condo or townhouse.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • The same repubs. who tried to prevent Hillary Clinton from getting briefings?

    • OrG

      You’d think they would know what a “political stunt” was. Fuck these assholes.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Best-organized and most complete explication yet of why the Trump mob’s explanations are utter and complete bullshit: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/the-trump-familys-increasingly-implausible-explanations/533682/

  • TundraGrifter

    How many Russian spies does it take to screw a Trump?

    AOTK.

    • Stulexington

      are you kidding? Only one of them was willing to do it!

      • TundraGrifter

        I hope he got kissed because he sure got fucked.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • hudson srinivasan

      yup. about right.

    • Zyxomma

      I still like 39 best.

  • Retrial for women convicted of laughing at Jeff Session’s lies during his confirmations hearing: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/us/sessions-activist-laughter-retrial.html

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
    • TJ Barke

      WOLVERINES!

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        We are all wolverines now.

  • bluicebank

    Did no one check out the pic provided in the NYT story about this?

    Holy shit, it’s Canteen Boy on the right!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6946f0f15fd289f3a7358e51b3663b0d9da1ffc6402707816c4b0a23e83450fe.jpg

    Rinat Akhmetshin, center, on a training exercise in Russia while he was in the Soviet Army service in the 1980s.

    Credit
    via Rinat Akhmetshin

    • Subrok

      Canteen “Boy?” I dunno, the Ruskies never had much of a problem with women in combat.

      eta: I probably missed some joke so nm.

      • bluicebank

        Reference is the SNL skit. To wit:

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

        • Subrok

          Wow, I’ve never seen that bit! well, my opinion of Alec Baldwin has gone up. Sandler, well he’s about where he was since middle school.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    CEO of JPMorgan: ‘It’s almost embarrassing being an American citizen’

    But in a series of calls on Friday to discuss the big bank’s quarterly profits, Dimon vented his frustration with gridlock in Washington. “It’s almost embarrassing being an American citizen … and listening to the stupid s— we have to deal with in this country,” Dimon said in one conference call. The inability to make headway on significant legislation is “holding us back and it is hurting the average American. It isn’t a Republican issue; it is not a Democratic issue.”

    • TJ Barke

      “It’s a bow to your capitalist overclass’s whims issue!”

    • OrG

      Dude,it IS a republican issue.

    • Doug Langley

      So now he’s almost embarrassed. That’s progress, I guess.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Not really … he’d still sell his soul for more money.

        • BeachBum

          His soul is prolly not worth a lot by now. I could prolly buy it with the aluminum cans I’m too lazy to recycle.

    • BeachBum

      Ignorant fool. The current gridlock is ALL Republican. They are not even talking to the Dems. And wont until the excrement contacts the air movement device.

      • DaveM

        I had to give a thumb up to the way you skirted the shit hits the fan reference. Excellent.

        • BeachBum

          (in Elvis accent)
          “Thank you, uh, thank you very much!”

          • DaveM

            I think Elvis has left the building. :)

    • BrianW

      Yeah well, if Jamie Dimon is unhappy then I’m happy because, fuck that guy.

    • Phried Ω

      Let’s help cheer up Jamie with a FTC and grand jury investigation into who’s culpable for the recession.

  • Gregory Purcell

    Hey let’s watch Christmas 2016 in Aleppo Syria. Here is the video.

    https://youtu.be/2vNBLdVjb3c

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
  • Truck Fump
  • Bill D. Burger
    • OrG

      Well,he got the wicked are never punished part right.

    • Michael R

      I thought that was the worst John Cougar Mellencamp song of all time .

      • amrak63

        Mellencamp libelz!

        Seriously, Kid Schlock is not fit to carry John Mellencamp’s guitar case.

    • Phried Ω

      Kid Rock’s existence punishes everyone.

      • Daniel Mann

        A sure sign that the apocalypse is near.

    • FlownΩver

      A true Trumpista. Even his first and last names are lies.

    • Incoming Ham

      A (born) privileged rich kid from Michigan. He’ll fit right in.

  • Michael R

    my poor dog got a nasty tick disease called EHRLICHIA , she’s had a fever for days even after a few vet visits , this morning she got more antibiotics , prednisone and fluids , they put the fluids between the shoulder blades and it just sits there like a waterbed until it dissolves into the body , but finally the fever is down and she’s resting nicely

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a43f144cc26f6e3df1177843a026a867daf871899e3a00d06ce106f5bfd0a82.jpg

    • BeachBum

      Ahhhh, poor puppy !

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      poor baby.

    • Michael R
      • DaveM

        Nice dog. I hope your friend gets better soon. I worry when my puppies are sick.

    • Sophia

      Aw, poor baby. Feel better soon puppy

    • OutOfOrbit

      New name: Quozi Motog

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Fluids can make a giant difference for cats and dogs that are feeling poorly.
      Looks like there is some greyhound or maybe some Great Dane in the woodpile somewhere?

      • Michael R

        I wanted a plott hound , she is like that with some small greyhound / whippet maybe , from a shelter , $5 !
        Here’s the litter she came from second from left , I wish I had gotten her and her odd colored twin to the right of her

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70c0b9a75b18e4d46ad5ccbda12e82ed40220ce26a582716266c23749bda77cc.jpg

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Some of the best pets we’ve ever had have been shelter dogs and cats.

          • FlownΩver

            Life at Casa Flown would be much poorer without rescue dogs – and cats. They never lie to you.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Get better dear goggie!

      • mailman27

        Sophie?

    • janecita

      Poor baby, ticks are so freaking evil! Give her a big smooch from me.

    • I hope she’s feeling better soon.

    • shivaskeeper

      Get better little doggie.

      Subcutaneous fluids suck. Years ago we had a Lab that needed fluids that way for almost two weeks. We had to alternate the sides we put the needle in.

    • BJW

      All our cats have been from the shelter or kittens living outside. They’ve been great! Our boy kitty Buddy was picked up by my husband at the shelter along with a girl kitten, because Bob was afraid Buddy would die, he was so sick. And we did spend quite a bit of money saving his life. He is the BEST kitty! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f0f2a9d4d916101d44aea00d69a9877b5fb0951debeb37c5527df6223d248b6.jpg

    • mailman27

      Good girl, you just rest up, OK?

    • miss_grundy

      Hope doggie is better very soon!

    • Snopes Shop

      Poor baby

  • Bill D. Burger

    Imagining Trump tweeting while watching TeeVee’ and just getting carried away typing with those tiny, vienna-sausage digits…
    (I know it’s longer than 140 characters….play along!)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEilSa6XUAEyn6g.jpg

  • Anna Rompage

    Who knew such a large clown car would fit through the doors of Trump Tower…

    • DaveM

      They most likely came in through the asshole port, I understand that will accommodate a 747-8 and a couple of service vehicles.

  • Chain-Reaction Crash With Minor Injuries, Except for the Slime Eels
    I saw this headline in the Times and for an instant thought it might be about a bus of republican legislators.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Aww that’s sweet.

  • Bill D. Burger

    If emails should bring down Trump:

    https://twitter.com/owillis/status/884586765201362945

    • I still think it might have been better to just put Hillary Clinton in the White House in the first place.

      • OrG

        Me too.

      • amrak63

        OF COURSE it would have been better, but try telling that to the Purity Ponies and the Trump Chumps.

        • BJW

          Yeah, what was that she got pilloried for? Emails? Eh? Chris Cillizza, formerly of WaPo, spent all his time writing about how bad it was. Now, it seems quaint, especially compared to Jr’s emails welcoming collusion with a hostile foreign power. Grrrrrrrr.

  • Elvis Causticfellow

    I’m listening to Neil Young’s “Powderfinger.” It may be one of the 5 or 10 greatest songs ever recorded, but: “Numbers add up to nothin.” It’s a concise statement of the Romantic distrust of scientific empiricism, but I’m wondering what practical application Daddy thought it would have in a life-threatening situation?

    • janecita

      I’m assuming that “Cat Scratch Fever,” is also on your list of best songs ever recorded;-)

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        You know what happens when you assume.

        • janecita

          😂 Something ass, something, something?

      • mancityRed6

        ewww

        • janecita

          I’ve never, ever, heard a single Ted Nugent song.

          • mancityRed6

            you lucky person you. I bet you’ve never read one of his editorials in the Waco, TX newspaper either?

          • janecita

            Nope, life is too short to read crap:-)

          • mancityRed6

            a friend of mine, his dad lives around Waco. he would send clippings of the editorials. we would read them and laugh.

          • janecita

            Your kind of masochism doesn’t appeal to me.

          • mancityRed6

            if you can’t laugh at them, then what can you laugh at?

          • Daniel Mann

            Lucky

          • janecita

            It sounds like I’m a very lucky girl.

    • In the context of war policy a great Vietnamese general once said, to paraphrase him speaking of the U.S. involvement in the war, you will lose many thousands of men, we will lose many, many more, but you will tire of it first.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Thank you for this thoughtful answer.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenResistance
  • HorseChestnut

    OT: This week, Jeff Sessions addressed the Alliance Defending Freedom, a powerful hate group that supports the criminalization of homosexuality. He agrees with the ADF that their values are under attack, and vows to help them as AG.

    I’m tired of trying to convince people that evil is real, and it is happening, here, now, out in the open.

    • ltmcdies

      he and Betsy “lets hear about rape from the MRA” DeVos should get together and compare notes.

      • OrG

        Or….FUCK OFF!

        • willi0000000

          think “flying fuck” . . . or “rolling donut”

          • mancityRed6

            pound sand?
            piss up a rope?

          • ltmcdies

            Sod off can be useful

          • mancityRed6

            the UK ex used to giggle incessantly at the signs announcing “sod” for sale here in the US.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      I feel like setting up a hidden in my attic for non-heterosexuals, Muslims, potential handmaids, Mexicans … FUCK! I’m gonna need a bigger attic.

      • HorseChestnut

        I wonder if Massachusetts, California, and other relatively sane states need to start considering an internal refugee resettlement program for folks from other states.

    • Michael R

      He actually named dropped Martin Luther King Jr in that speech ,
      what a complete asshole .

  • janecita

    I’ve come to realize, that Hillary Clinton is the stupidest person on the planet. According to Republicans, she is a killer that has killed all the wrong people, and now she colluded with the Russians to win the election, and she still lost! Worst conspirator ever!!!!

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/fox-news-eric-bolling-figures-out-who-really-colluded-with-russia-and-its-not-donald-trump-jr/amp/

    • Thiazin Red

      I mean she hired eleventy million illegals to vote for her, and didn’t even send them to the right states.

      • janecita

        Right? She isn’t a very good criminal, sad:-(

        • BJW

          It’s almost like they are…lying. Nah, couldn’t be that.

          • janecita

            Never!

  • willi0000000

    waiting for the other shoe to drop

    . . . does this mean my upstairs neighbor is a centipede and a clown?

    [ . . . or . . . EW! . . . a human centipede made from clowns? ]

    • mancityRed6

      one of my exes moved upstairs with the guy, another guy and his girl and their kid. they all wore boots on hardwood floors.
      I don’t think they understood why I would hit my ceilings with a baseball bat.

      • Canned Covfefe

        I was in CA in a motel once. Was so pissed at folks above rolling a cart or something in middle of night. Then I remembered we were on top floor. It was an earthquake.

        • mancityRed6

          the real earthquake rolled through San Diego in the middle of the night. I was on a bed that squeaked easily and I woke up thinking the girlfriend at the time was there.
          no, she was on the other side of the room, waking up just like me.
          “just an earthquake” and then she went back to sleep, as did I. which seems weird since I’d never felt one before.
          the next morning saw me reading the sunday paper before a trip to the Del Mar Fair. the hanging plants started swinging.
          “aftershock”
          and that was that.

      • proudgrampa

        That’s why all my exes live in Texas.

        https://youtu.be/gAzcHe8K8G4

        • mancityRed6

          “but I don’t want to spend another minute in Tennessee”

    • OutOfOrbit

      You weird.

      • willi0000000

        thank you.

    • Count Awesome

      Sounds like Trump’s cabinet.

    • Old town Urbandale
  • mancityRed6

    the wings are done, and now I’m tired.
    second time since at least a year ago that I bought takeaway for myself.
    it was delicious.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Pig.

      • mancityRed6

        jealous?

    • mancityRed6

      ok, technically the first time. the only other time, my boy Ray was here from Ohio and that was to show him the awesomeness of 5 guys. not…ok, the burger joint…dirty minded people, I swear to dog.

      • Count Awesome

        “Five Guys” is overpriced for what you get. Long live In & Out hamburger, “That’s what a hamburger is all about!”

        • mancityRed6

          they don’t have that in the midwest. or Angel burger (which was mistaken for an In & Out one xmas day in ’91). I’m surprised they have Carls Jr. here.

          • Count Awesome

            That must be rough.

          • mancityRed6

            it is. the last good burger joint closed a while ago, doesn’t matter if it was in Nevada, Joplin, or Lawrence.
            good greasy burgers are good.

          • Count Awesome

            Make your own burger then. Start with ground chuck (80/20 ratio meat to fat) and go from there.

          • janecita

            I make my own, chopped onions, peppers, and bacon mix in with the ground beef (I use lean meat) salt, pepper and Goya seasoning.

          • mancityRed6

            it’s just not the same. I’ve tried and tried.
            it’s just never the same.

        • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

          your coastal elitist in and out….Whataburger forever! (even though the one I go to has “in god we trust” decaled on the side, i forgive them.

          • Count Awesome

            It’s not elitist, it’s the best burger money can buy and just so happens to be an LA thing.

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            nope!

            You clearly have never had the monterey melt.

          • mancityRed6

            the closest whataburger is in Wichita. I dunno if I can plan for a 2 hour drive one way just for it, though.
            they were really good in Texas.

        • Jenny

          I am at Whataburger after sitting at Buffalo Wildwings for an hour and a half without placing an order.

          I get real bitchy when I am hungry. Bitch level 9000.

          Lord, save these children who have to sit with me until I get foods.

      • BeachBum

        They’re ok. My granddaughter likes it cause they pinned her drawing on the board. Plus free peanuts. They are not dumb.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Sad very sad that the Republicans won’t do the right thing. Until Republican voters start to wane in their Trump support, the Rs in government will continue to obfuscate and waffle.

    • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

      I have been wondering for a long time now why the Pubs continually pursue policies like repealing the AHCA that their constituents show up en masse to protest.

      I’ve become cynical enough to believe they are counting on Russian election interference as a thing going forward that will keep them in office no matter what they do.

      I mean, did they keep the SCOTUS seat open knowing full well that Trump had a better chance of winning than anyone believed, or that the polls showed, because he was getting Russian help?

      Would that surprise you? It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that those shitbags McConnell and Ryan were well in the loop.

      And don’t forget that McConnell knew about the Russian hacking and threatened Obama not to publicize it.

      Nest of traitors.

  • willi0000000

    just wondering . . . is covfefe the time-shifted reply to Bqhatevwr?

    • Canned Covfefe

      Yes. Maybe. Depends.

    • Covfefe

      No.

    • BJW

      Covfefe is always the answer when you can’t think of a word. It works so well! Trump Jr stepped in a lot of covfefe. Trump spewed a lot of covfefe out of his mouth. OOPS, sorry, same usage. My bad.

  • La forza del resistino

    ‘Michelin debuts airless tire concept that never needs to be replaced’
    Good on Michelin, but their entire sales staff resigned and went to work for Apple selling Iphones.

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      I demand a tire I have to blow otherwise, it’s no fun.

      • La forza del resistino

        That could turn into a full time Jobs.

        • mailman27

          Enough with the open tread.

  • memzilla Ω

    So today I finally got tired of sawing things and I bought a new paring knife for $23.00. I am definitely no chef and only do cooking for myself about two degrees above Chef Boy-R-Dee, and the new knife does cut limes for my vodka like buttah, but still… TWENTY THREE FUCKING DOLLARS FOR A PARING KNIFE???
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e81fb41ac734f165b9a01270a572a9b017a7582a3061e8a0b3455ade28dc081a.jpg

    • proudgrampa

      Believe me, you will be very happy together.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      But it’s the best paring knire. Ever.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Don’t shoot your eye out.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Oh goodness, you’d be horrified to hear what I’ve spent on chef knives. But they are very good tools and I’ve had them for decades. A good knife is a joy in the kitchen.

    • ltmcdies

      I know…I do a lot of chopping and peeling and such…it’s worth it to not hack the tip of your finger off “sawing” threw vegetables and such.

    • Canned Covfefe

      Worth way more than u paid; you’ll be glad most every time u use it. Except that time u cut to the bone.

    • Rags

      If you have a good knife you will need to learn to sharpen it or it’s money wasted. It’s not that hard.

      • memzilla Ω

        Made it to Star level Boy Scout. Knife sharpening and being able to staunch bleeding are life skills lol.

        • BeachBum

          You aint just shittin’ wet farts neether there Pilgrim !

      • Count Awesome

        Sharpening is easy. Buy a brick and wrap it in sandpaper and then stack two dollar coins on top of each other and rest the heel of the knife on the coins. This will provide the proper angle for sharpening.

        • Rags

          At least 600 grit sandpaper, btw.

          • Count Awesome

            Very true. Most important thing is that the surface you are sharpening on is entirely flat.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      That’s a good knife, though. You could’ve bought a crappy, cheap one, but this one you won’t need to replace.

    • Count Awesome

      Knives for cooking are weird. It all comes down to preference. Best paring knife I ever bought was a Global for about $20.

      • BeachBum

        Like a baseball glove. Personal. Individual. Special. Gotta feel right for whatever you do. Wait….what were we talking about ?!

        • Count Awesome

          My preference for my chef knife is a 10″ wide made by wusthoff trident. Japanese knives are great and I have used a Shun in the past (it hold a better edge, but once the edge is lost the steel is so hard I have to pay to have it sharpened)I but prefer a bolstered knife for professional work because the bolster works as a can opener in a pinch and won’t damage the edge.

      • Best one I ever had was this small “free sample!” for listening to this guy try to sell knives. I was not actually listening to it, I was browsing nearby the crowd, but he gave me one anyway.
        Bitch was awesome until it got pilfered by a co worker

        • Count Awesome

          I had $1000 worth of knives stolen from me and I loved every single one. The only knives I can’t replace are the global paring knife mentioned above and a 12″ messermeister bread knife because they are no longer made.

          • aww :huggles:

          • Count Awesome

            It happens to every cook at least once unfortunately.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      It’s supply and demand. The demand for lime-cutting knives has skyrocketed since last November.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      I use Victorinox paring knives. $6.95 and they hold an edge forever.

    • Reddishrabbit

      As long as it cuts lemons and limes for cocktails, it is worth it. Think about how many drinks one needs between now and Jan 2020.

      • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

        My liver just shuddered.

    • mancityRed6

      I’m still using the knife I bought about 10 months ago from a grocery store.
      granted, I didn’t actually use it until this year, but still.
      it’s sharp and only about $8

    • shivaskeeper

      Good knives are worth it.

      I have an acquaintance that is a custom knife maker. For a four knife kitchen set, Chef’s, Pairing, Boning, and Carving he charges about $700.

      • That looks like a pretty good knife, also too.
        Love the one piece handle, the sculpt on the hilt and the taper especially.
        Should service for many a year

    • Count Awesome

      Do you own a high end honing steel?

      • memzilla Ω

        I have a fixed-angle dual steel and ceramic sharpening device.

        • Count Awesome

          If you are only using the knife to cut citrus, then with regularly honing you should never need to sharpen it, especially if the steel is magnetized. I cool for a living and a better investment over the paring knife would have been a serrated knife solely dedicated to cutting fruit for the bar.

    • cheetojeebus

      My dad gave me an antique Henckels french knife, it’s like a fucking razor blade. Carbon steel baby.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Wedding gift Henckels (20+ years) still great and super sharp. Quality lasts.

    • CripesAmighty

      Fwiw, that’s a *really* nice knife.

  • Canned Covfefe

    Completely OT. I at the James Taylor / Bonnie Rait concert in DC w/ my sister 43 years after the 1st time we saw him together! I m so happy crying.

    • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

      then get off the damn phone and have fun!

      ; )

      • Canned Covfefe

        Intermission and they are off in the crowds bringing me more alcohol. I know what I’m doing. Was so hard not to ask her daughter for some of that green stuff we “used to” smoke.

        • Canned Covfefe

          And now I’m off! So so happy!

          • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

            ; )

    • ltmcdies

      have fun….put the phone down

    • janecita

      So sweet!! Have lots of fun!

  • Picabo
    • jesterpunk

      So many deniers responding to that tweet.

      • ha! Proves climate change isn’t real cause otherwise it would be the worst every year!!!!

  • ltmcdies
    • janecita

      I sincerely hope that he never dies, I love that old man.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      A real president who is a real builder.

    • mancityRed6

      I can point to him and say, “this, this is a real Christian. not you”

      • ltmcdies

        20 years on Donald Doofus and still more high energy

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Thank you Evan. Have a great weekend.

  • rocktonsam

    I always thought the other brother seemed more corrupt. Not trying hard enough whatever your name is. Not a quality person. Weak sad. You’re tiffany to me.

    • jesterpunk

      Uday did get a Nazi haircut to try and catch up with Qusay.

  • mailman27

    OK, so here’s my open thread, my ONLY open thread. I keep hearing about the 40% of Americans who are all in with Trump. Trump votes= 0.46x.0.54=0.25. You can dick around with the plus or minus, maybe my numbers are a little off– but the percentage of American voters who supported Trump is a lot closer to 25% than it is to 40%. A majority of Americans are in favor of women’s autonomy, (also too Planned Parenthood), expanding Medicare, maintaining Social Security as it is, raising taxes on the top 1%, etc. and etc. The support for the Repub agenda is very weak, not even close to half. Seriously.

    • mancityRed6

      his unshakeable support comes from a minority of people. but they’re loud and they get a lot of press.
      like the guy who made the first CNN gif, he doesn’t really believe it. he doesn’t really believe in anything.
      and now I’m in a slapping mood…again.

      • Panika MCD

        they also answer the phone.

        • mancityRed6

          I would say something about landlines here, but I got called a couple of years back on my cell for Lynn Jenkins. it was literally an adolescent child, so I didn’t curse. but I frequently interrupted to say, “no, I’m not going to vote for her”
          it’s sad to say that she (the caller) was more professional or better coached than I was.

          • Panika MCD

            depends on whether you put your phone number on your voter registration. it’s usually optional, but once it’s in the VAN and Voter Vault, it tends to stay there.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      The people who care have to care enough to get out and vote. Those gerrymandered districts- are based on people who vote. If enough other people registered to vote and got out there and voted while it’s still possible to do so (that window may be closing) then their opinions would make a difference.

    • shivaskeeper

      When roughly half the population that can vote doesn’t, those numbers don;t matter. It matters if they vote for people to represent what they want and what they believe in.

      I was pointing out right after the election that while he got roughly half of the votes cast, only half of the folks who are eligible to vote did. That meas he got elected by roughly 25% of the populace,

      • Panika MCD

        it also too matters who they are polling. always check the methodology.

        • mancityRed6

          and the questions asked.

          • shivaskeeper

            Also important.

        • shivaskeeper

          Of course that is a good point.

          I was just using the numbers from the last election. 52-54% voted overall. I don’t think I have seen anything saying what party the non-voters were percentage wise, and no one knows about the non-registered of course.

          • I thought it was like 46%? Maybe that was just one area or something. I do recall reading that number and feeling so depressed

          • shivaskeeper

            Reports vary between 52-60% with provisional ballots, overseas ballots, mail in ballots, and other ones that couldn;t be counted on election day.

          • Probably just some region then. Or maybe the count before all the other stuff was added in.
            Whatever it is, 60 is not…horrible. But 55 and below makes me want to rage kick scream and cry

          • Panika MCD

            Census projections can show that. but they usually poll likely voters.

    • Lambsendbeds

      I hear that the number of die hard Trumpanzees is closer to 30% ( 34ish). Those are the ones who would cheer him on if he fucked a baby on the White House lawn. That’s still a horrifying number…

  • memzilla Ω

    Fun Fact:
    NUMBER OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WHO NEEDED TO HIRE THEIR OWN LAWYERS TO DEAL WITH FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS = FUCKING ZERO.

  • The good: Jennifer Rubin’s op.ed. in today’s WaPo.

    The bad: WaPo reports that the trump administration’s policy on immigration just took a turn toward the diabolical.

  • jesterpunk

    Rachel just now “We are waiting to see if there where any more Russians in New York in the meeting with Trump Jr, and where the others not involved because they couldn’t fit in the elevator.”

  • Subrok

    So, anybody read that bit about Tim Hortons? They complained that corporate was squeezing them so much they might have to abandon their youth hockey league?

  • Panika MCD

    just got home to two copies of this sitting on my welcome mat. see if there’s anyone you know in Mid American Review 37.2!

    http://casit.bgsu.edu/midamericanreview/latest-issue-2/

  • Three Finger Salute

    (Disqus chewed up my comment. Think it’s worth mentioning that redhat Redditors are attempting to go all “Clinton Cash” on our man in Ottawa now.)

    Sigh, eh. Sun Media still doing their damnedest to spread fake news, even without the lame cable channel that was once Ezra Levant’s on-air insane asylum.

    Sorry not sorry? How an error in a Canadian newspaper set off a series of inaccurate stories by alt-right online media outlets — and why the conspiracies are still raging even after the original source issued a retraction

    A false claim that Canada gave $241.5 million to the Clinton Foundation is making the rounds online, but the actual figure is much, much smaller. In fact, the Canadian government gave $20 million to the Clinton Foundation for an initiative in Nigeria. The incorrect figure was picked up by various right-wing blogs and websites and continues to circulate, even after the Toronto Sun corrected its article.

    The Canadian government has previously donated to the Clinton Foundation. In 2015, the government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave $600,000 to a job training program in Colombia. The foundation has also raised millions of dollars from Canadian business leaders. While $20 million is still a big number, it’s nowhere near the amount some people are claiming Canada donated to the Clinton Foundation.

    Rule #1 of the Internet: If you read it on the Internet and it confirms your preexisting paranoid biases, it must be Tru’. Because it’s Y2K+17.

    • ltmcdies

      well I don’t think for one minute Puttie is done buggering up the internal workings of any western nation….

      https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/04/08/poll-in-canada-even-conservatives-would-vote-clinton-over-trump.html

      I really don’t know who they think they are talking to

      • Three Finger Salute

        Used to be, the only things separating Canada from Russia were Alaska and the Bering Strait.

        Now, the only thing separating Canada from Russia is… about 6,000 total miles of undefended border.

        Justin can actually see Russia from his house. In fact, he just paid a visit to the Merkinese Autonomous Oblast yesterday. Vlad Poutine hates Chrystia Freeland (who supports Ukrainian independence) too.

        • ltmcdies

          I suspect Chrystia would tell Bladbto fuck himself in both our official languages plus Ukrainian

  • All right, time line time.
    Trump blows through all his money and can’t get a lone to save his crumbling empire.
    Trump turns to “investors” from Russia, coincidentally, right around the same time when “investors” from Russia happen to be allegedly laundering money through high scale NY real estate deals.
    Trump Co. Sells a whole buncha things for 3 or 4 times the going rate, regularly.
    Preet starts looking into the laundering shit.
    Russians also start looking into the laundering shit.
    Russians end up dead.
    Trump runs for president, all his people meet with like half the population of Nosgorod, stuff about Clinton gets “leaked” on the wikis that is oooohhhh soooo very impartial, really!
    Trump becomes president.
    Preet ends up fired.

    But there is no collusion at ALL!

    • AyeDiosDrinko

      If you read David Farenthold’s book, he lays it all out: Trump and Russia go WAYYYY Back

      • CATMAN

        The money laundering is our best hope as it is a real, provable crime that will be the end of Donny

      • Pretty sure I just laid it all out for free so QED!
        I kid, support actual journalisms, yes indeed

        • AyeDiosDrinko

          You are doing a lord’s work

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Tapes?

  • Did the inspection on my new place today. Officially moving in on Tuesday. Still have to finish packing the current place. But now i am off for a week and change so i can get all organized and grownup

    • Or you can totally slack here with us and blow it off until the night before like the rest of us would do?

      • Well, i am still on a bus on my way back to my current place. Ironically, as i type this, my bus is waiting at the new stop i will be getting off at

        • so home sooner? yay! Bonus!

          • 7 minutes from work to the new place vs 40 mins to an hour. So MUCH closer

          • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

            That will make a difference in your life. Good move!

          • What Barbie said! This seems to have been more a round about blessing than I first thought when it all went down :huggles:

          • Packing still sucks monkey balls

          • Yes it does. But you will be much gladder-er having done so correctly and carefully (despite my earlier flippant advice) once you get all moved in. Makes un packing a delight!
            It really is fun. Get to find new homes for everything, try stuff here or there. I love unpacking almost as much as I loathe packing

          • I am planning to scan and sort all of my books into a database as i unpack so i don’t accidentally buy something i already have. Again.

          • I do that oft, but on purpose.
            My most loves have gotten worn over the years XD I just recently re-purchased the dragonlance Chronicles and Legends because the boys wanna read em

    • OutOfOrbit

      Pack toys, batts & charger last but DO NOT forget & leave behind.

      • I am most concerned in that i have not been able to contact my internet provider to confrim the move

        • OutOfOrbit

          Bummer. Really. No snark.

    • BeachBum

      I tried grownup once. Didn’t like it.

      • I am already not a fan. I set up utility accounts this morning

        • Keep them sound and they can help with credit scores and such whats

        • BeachBum

          That’s how they get you. You start to get used to indoor plumbing, hot water, cooked food and the next thing you know your looking up property taxes and equity values ! Yikes !

    • mancityRed6

      good on you for having time off and taking it.
      walk around your new neighborhood, get to know it.
      oh, and the new Pokemon that might be around.

  • CATMAN

    Other attendees were a partridge in a pear tree, two calling birds….

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Got my first set of photos back from my old Nikon FE film camera- so of course there are elderly senile cat pictures. Will have to figure out streaks- it’s not the light seals because the other photos don’t have them. Just glad anything came out at all….
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1060cee78c066b206466cdee595b9d9dda19fe3db7c1a07c19b70de1bcc5e17c.jpg

    • Panika MCD

      that cat hardly looks senile. looks more like it’s plotting how to get a can of tuna.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        All he has to do is meow piteously. Although that may involve some plotting. I have a friend who compares him to a wizened old Frenchman, sitting at a cafe in his beret, smoking his Galoises, drinking his wine, and watching the world go by.

        • Panika MCD

          sounds plotty to me! “yes, appear as pathetic as possible and the cans will come! keep the cans coming! and the cakes we like! the royal ‘we’ person! also the tramadol and catnip! we need to get high!”

    • Old town Urbandale

      Hmm, I think I still have an FE in a closet somewhere…

    • Suse

      I love light leaks in photos. It’s a whole “thing” in the photo world using cheap funky cameras. There’s also a magazine by that title.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Although I’m not into lomography I’m really grateful for what it’s done to revive interest in film photography.

    • Amy!

      Is that the first picture on the reel? Because it kinda looks like a light leak from the cartridge, before it was put into the camera.

    • mancityRed6

      I have undeveloped film, but it sat in a storage unit and a shed in the hot midwestern sun and cold winters for a few years.
      I want a dsl so I can check whether or not I got the pic before I have to wait (and find a place that does photo processing)

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Film developing is expensive, also. I like both. Sometimes I like not having to worry about all the screens, gauges, knobs and dials on a digital camera. But if I were say on a trip to Africa I wouldn’t want to mess with film or metal and glass lenses.
        BTW there are places like The Darkroom that specialize in developing old found film.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    And yet, about half of those who are quoted in the NYT’s article on reader reactions (not linking because I love you good Wonkers too much to subject you to it, but you’ll find it on nytimes.com if you are so inclined) are all “they didn’t get anything so this is nothing/all campaigns do it/there was no clearly spelled out quid pro quo so it doesn’t count!!!”

    http://s.quickmeme.com/img/5a/5a41ae6d853d086c19095b48a52fd84b0b0faaa72e88c80e7eaf428ad144eb75.jpg

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Best meme of the day award

      • Cally always brings the very best memes

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Thanks honey, though I can’t take credit for creating this one. But it’s going into the file for what I am sure will be frequent use!

    • mancityRed6

      attempted murder is still something you can go to jail for. what are they…
      oh, wait, never mind.
      these are the people who would excuse the tRump eating a real human baby by saying it was Swift’s fault.

    • jesterpunk

      But Hillary is guilty because lack of proof means she committed a crime.

      • mancityRed6

        it is so true, I read it on WND, infowhatevers, and brainfart.

      • Amy!

        Well, duh. Vagina!

        • Panika MCD

          obviously vaginas are smarter than dicks so thr lack of evidence is propf where as dicks will sleep with anything so this was all just a gang bang horribly gone awry…or not. wouldn’t want to piss off the incels.

          • Amy!

            I didn’t actually understand that, but I think if I have another half dozen beers, it will be absolutely limpid in its clarity and persuasiveness.

          • willi0000000

            sorry . . . but after half a dozen more beers it’s only going to be limp.

      • 3FingerPete

        A local radio host here stated voter fraud is definitely real because Hillary beat Trump in the popular vote by 3 MM votes. QED.

    • I saw that, too, and backed away slowly. Apparently, the idea that “We roll back sanctions and you make me president” isn’t an actual transaction in their minds. Just because they didn’t think it would work is no excuse. And, as it was pointed out somewhere else around here, today, funny how more and more is coming out the longer the sanctions stay in place, innit?

      • Didn’t think it would work?
        Weird cause they helped make him president, and he keeps trying to get congress to roll back sanctions.
        Seems to me someone thought it would work

        • mancityRed6

          they’re too interested in the repeal and replace and tax cuts to worry about foreign involvement.

    • Stulexington

      Lets all calm down and remember the Russians haven’t stopped with the sock puppets. Also too Republican voters are morons.

      • JMP

        And the NY Times is extremely committed to false “balance” and bothsidesdoitism, so of course they’ll run half pro-Trump reactions no matter how wrong they are.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        we got one on a board I visit

    • SadDemInTex

      Fuck the NYT

  • Duke

    It’s going to hot and it’s been dry. I’m running the sprinkler.

    I’m going to to move it.

    And check for Russians.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Is Trump nearby?

      • Duke

        I’ll have to check.

    • Panika MCD

      we’re in stage 3 walter restrictions…but I don’t have a lawn, so it’s all good.

      • mancityRed6

        I’m up around 4 am and when the sprinklers start up it kind of makes me nervous.
        what in the fuck it that? oh, yeah, sprinklers. nevermind.

      • I only do my gardens. Grass has to fend for itself.
        My grass is mostly clover and these lil round leaves which are actually quite nice, so it does just fine XD

        • Duke

          Small lawn. Smaller gardens.

      • Suse

        Sorry you have to restrict Walter. He’s a good guy. ;-)

      • mancityRed6
        • Panika MCD

          he shouldn’t make himself so scarce in the summer!

          • mancityRed6

            yeah, well, I autocorrected it in my head the first time I read it. it took everyone else to bring it to my attention.

          • Panika MCD

            I typed it “wayer” the first time and opted for the Merrville (my KFF camp) spelling when I fixed it. I would think everyone would call it “walter” by now. gives you a reason to treat it right!

          • mancityRed6

            you could be like me, on my first trip to San Diego in ’91 and try drinking from the tap.
            “no, that’s why we have the bottled water in the corner!”
            thank dog it wasn’t actually that hot there.
            the dishwasher was a place to store dishes, not wash them.

          • willi0000000

            reminds me of my first trip through Oklahoma . . . what came out of the tap was white like 2% milk . . . i asked “is this potable water?” . . . the answer was “no.”

            [ i wonder why they bother having a municipal water system at all ]

          • mancityRed6

            I’m at least lucky in that I know where my water comes from and where it goes when I flush since I’ve worked at both places on a contractor basis.

  • AJ Milne

    Trump’s bizarre ‘I’m rubber you’re glue’ approach to so much of this–and, beyond this, the equally bizarre fact that there is apparently a constituency for whom this works (dang that colluding Hillary)–is one of the bits of all of this occasionally makes me suspect I must have dreamed that part…

    And, no, this is isn’t literary license as an excuse to hang an essay on; I mean it literally (not literarily). I’m travelling, catching up just now from some long nights, and, reflecting on it a second ago, it felt a _lot_ like that moment you get when you’re flashing back to something confusedly recalled from a dream and trying, for a befuddled few seconds, to work out, wait, could that have really happened? Me, it’s usually more early in the day, when I’m not quite yet fully awake, fumbling for the razor in the glare of the bathroom, and starting to notice odd little inconsistencies in the memory I’d just flashed back to… like I’m pretty sure that person is _dead_, so they couldn’t have been speaking at my funeral, and, hey, wait a minute, _my_ funeral? There might be something wrong, here… The Trump thing, it felt _just_ like that for a second. Like: really? Rubber and glue? The US president? I’d best have my coffee and work this out.

    … in completely other news: I’m in your nation for a bit, USAian Wonkers: Columbus, Ohio for about a week. In the vicinity of the university. But, for serious, _geez_ is this one spread-out university. Is there any part of Columbus that _isn’t_ near it? Or, really, pretty much in it? Anyway: any of you know what people do in this town? I may have a bit of time to kill.

    • Columbus Ohio? Pretty sure they drink.
      Quite a bit.
      About all there is to Ohio other than bitchin about out of staters, declaring yourself the heart of it all, cutting people off on highways and the music in Cleveland.

    • Covfefe

      There’s an exceptionally good zoo in a northwest suburb, Dublin.

      • With otters! (see this morning’s Wonkagenda)

        • AJ Milne

          … that’s… spooky. Wonkette, it’s cool you anticipated this…

          (… But… Umm… Are you stalking me or somethin’?)

          • They are totally stalking you

          • Yes. THEY

          • Not me though. Too lazy

          • Unless you’re visiting me. Then we have an 8 hr drive to Ottawa for extreme stalking

          • mancityRed6

            Ottowa, now? damn

          • No…ottawa’s 8 hr drive from me. However, i love Ottawa and would live there again if i could afford it

          • mancityRed6

            so long as you’re part of the 90% or so that’s massed on the border, then it’s good.

          • 2 hrs from Detroit

          • mancityRed6

            not this monday…ok, maybe this monday… Imma head to the local wally world to get passport pictures taken.
            I just need to look up lost passports since mine is out of date since ’12.
            nothing but I feel I just might need it.

          • AJ Milne

            I’ve been there a long time. As it’s probably kinda gauche to be too rah rah, I won’t…

            … but geez, I do tend to forget going almost _anywhere_ else how relatively spoiled I am traffic-wise. Drove down here, and I’m like, damn, these highways… There’s _cars_ all over ’em. How do you people live?

            (Oddly, tho’, we’ve been having a kinda gross summer that way, actually. Tho’ it still isn’t, say, California, the driving’s been a bit worse than usual. Lot of construction; my commute’s been a pain, been doing some work to get a bike ready to get around this, but as my commute is like 24 km, this is non-trivial. Should be all good to go when I get back from here, tho.)

          • I went to school up there (Carleton and Algonquin) i loved it a lot.

          • mancityRed6

            around Detroit and Hotlanta, traffic jams for nothing.
            no wrecks, nothing. just a traffic jam.
            if I’m sitting in traffic idling for more than 30 minutes I expect bodies, dammit.

          • mmmmmm stalking.
            VET me, mr. PM…Extreeeeeemly.

      • Suse

        I live in Dublin, CA.

        • mancityRed6

          I’ve been to Dublin, Ireland, does that count?

          • Yr. Gma

            I’ve been to both. Do I get a prize?

          • mancityRed6

            yes

    • LucindathePook

      COSI, and the Capitol really is neat inside. Also hit German Village and Book Loft. Eat at Schmidt’s. And some nice breweries. Plus riverfront along the Scioto, though I haven’t been to that one

  • Sophia

    Religious leaders arrested in act of civil disobedience against Senate’s ‘immoral’ health care bill
    “Don’t tell me you are ‘pro-life.’”

    https://thinkprogress.org/faith-leaders-protest-health-care-676c674ac077

    • Solidarity!

    • willi0000000

      it’s nice they finally figured out that “pro-life” also includes the living.

      • Panika MCD

        the Catholics have been fighting all this immigration bullshit for a while.

        • Gotta give them that. When Catholics say pro life, they mean the entire enchilada. Fetal, borned, no wars, no death penalties, feed the poorz, yadda yadda.
          Probably why so many white upper middle classians drop out and turn to Evangelicalism. Which is weird because many mega churches tithe not voluntarily type.

    • The Green Bastard

      Fuck yeah, Religious Left, way to represent.

      • Fuck man, more than just the religious left
        The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops described an early version of Republican bill as “simply unacceptable

        The CCB is about as far right as you can get before you smack an evangelical.

    • Oooo…Joy’s probably gonna have Rev Barber on this weekend then…

      • Sophia

        He is definitely a man on a mission. I have so much respect for him.

  • Just read on the twitter machine that President Carter was back at work today, building that house. BAD. ASS.

    • Suse

      Vive le Jimmy!

    • TJ Barke

      That’s one hell of a President. Too bad we were too petty to keep him.

      • Suse

        You said it, TJ.

      • willi0000000

        Jimmy did the unthinkable . . . he arrived at the convention with enough delegates to be nominated . . . AND HE DIDN’T ONCE BEG THE POWERS THAT BE FOR THEIR FAVOR!

        [ . . . so, naturally, they had to get even! ]

      • mancityRed6

        fuck Reagan.

      • shivaskeeper

        Jimmy embarrassed the Christians that voted for him. His actions gently showed them as the hypocrites they are. Why do you think they were so ready to fall in line with Reagan and become the Moral Majority? No candidate they have endorsed since then has been even remotely Christian in anything but name and therefore not liable to show them up again.

        • Wookie Monster

          Even thirty plus years later, it amazes me how quickly they redefined Christian to mean “tax cuts for the wealthy and hating gays.”

          • Jamoche

            Most of them are from the group that had long since redefined it as “owning slaves is just peachy”.

          • shivaskeeper

            The new Quadrilateral for the SBC is 1) Anti-abortion, 2) Anti-science, 3) Hate the gays, and 4) Biblical inerrancy.

            The tax cuts are not required, but are part of the Prosperity Gospel that the televangelists have been preaching for about the same 30 years.

        • The Virtue Signalers have a long and storied history of turning on the virtuous.

        • Serai 1

          Let’s not forget that obscene debacle with the hostages. That’s really what killed Carter’s chances. A deal had already been made not to release them until Reagan was in office, and fucking Oliver North’s duplicity didn’t fucking help either, the bastard. It was that whole shitstorm that sank Carter’s campaign, far more than any nonsense from the Christian right.

          • shivaskeeper

            Everything about Eagle Claw and the aftermath screwed him over for sure. Losing the Evangelical support and having it shift to Regan was the final nail in the coffin for his chances though.

    • Richard Jokes

      Power of socialized medicine?

  • miss_grundy

    Hmmm, Rachel Maddow asked if there wasn’t a Russian visiting NYC that wasn’t at that meeting at the Trump Tower that day. It is beginning to sound like a mini-Russian convention.

    • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

      [stolen] There were more people there than at Trump’s inauguration.

      • OutOfOrbit

        Good one! : )

      • Sophia

        Love it!

    • Wookie Monster

      The only Russian that wasn’t in that meeting was a salad dressing.

      • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

        Well, we don’t yet know who the caterers were.

    • jesterpunk

      The elevator can only hold so many people.

      • Clark_Nova

        But a clown car holds multitudes.

        • jesterpunk

          Yes but we saw what happens with Donny 2 scoops when he ignores the elevator warnings.

    • Begin Anew Day

      Mini-Russians?

      Is there a recipe for these?

  • Three Finger Salute

    So, really off topic and maybe a kooky conspiracy that could turn out to be bullshit or might have at least a remote possibility, who knows. I just thought of, remember when, during the campaign, Hillary had those “fainting spells” that got way overblown in the media (especially the alt-right disinfo online outlets), the coughing, and the collapse at the 9/11 ceremony?

    Now, obviously she wasn’t feeling well, and was said to be recuperating from a bout of pneumonia that her work schedule and the demands of the campaign wouldn’t allow her to take a full rest cure for. But what if one of Putin’s thugs — maybe even in the company of Trump — poisoned her, as we know they are wont to do? Not with anything that could prove fatal, but something that made her just ill enough to cause people to question whether she was healthy enough to hold down the job?

    What if she did have pneumonia, or some other respiratory or internal infection, but it wasn’t just from winter chills or a bug she picked up — rather, it was something in her food, a glass of water at a debate or rally, anything that she got spiked with and was manufactured in some Russian laboratory?

    I don’t put anything past Putin and I certainly don’t trust Trump. Since he’s such a projectionist who casually throws around statements encouraging violence as a “joke,” and has a bizarre tendency to bring up “precious bodily fluids” in conversation, what if some KGB bastard did something so that Hillary would have “blood coming out of her wherever” — in this case, her lungs?

    Do the Secret Service have, like, food tasters or something? I’m really worried about what happened to Hillary now!

    • shivaskeeper

      It was pneumonia. Keep going down this rabbit hole and you will be posting on Infowars as a believer.

      People get sick. If we don;t take the time to recover we stay sick longer than we should.

      She finally took a few days off, got some rest, and got better.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Well, that’s good. I saw the 60 Minutes interview last month with the anti-Putin dissident who was poisoned thrice and survived. All this stuff with Russia, the increasingly likely prospect of a fucking urine fetish sex tape in Trump’s kompromat file, and all the Orwellian prophecies coming true is, I guess, kicking up my own inner conspiracist. Everything seems like a possibility now that we’ve entered into bizarro land.

        • shivaskeeper

          I get it. But you have to keep yourself grounded. Occam’s Razor still applies most of the time.

          • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

            So, do you think Peter Smith really committed suicide?

            I’m not sure how to apply Occam’s Razor here.

            Also too I’ve never been much of a conspiracy theorist but recent events have made me reconsider that.

          • shivaskeeper

            Unless something else come to light, yes. He was sick, losing his life insurance, guilty of colluding or attempting to collude with a hostile foriegn government to undermine the very foundations of this country. He was also working for people who wouldn;t have though twice about throwing him under the bus to save their own skins and he knew it. As this shit is starting to come apart he was looking at dying in prison. Suicide is the easy option for him.

  • Richard Jokes

    So, anybody else agree that the March 4th bullshit about ‘wire tapps’ was when Trump realized how fucked he was on this?

    • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

      Me!

    • so what do you think he figured out?

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Ha! The mystery 8th attendee has been revealed! Folks didn’t realize it was her on account of the fake mustache and multi-colored curly wig.
    https://twitter.com/JenKirkman/status/886033495679799296

    • The Green Bastard

      “Hello friends! Is me, Hilvana Klintonovski!”

  • OneWhiteWhisker

    So while all this was going on, wasn’t there secret service vetting people going in and out of Trump Tower? So wouldn’t they have records of exactly who was in the building that day?

  • Up In Smoke O’hontas

    OT: but the newest Liberal Redneck (no link because too lazy to learn obamaphone) features him giving a great rant on net neutrality and he’s wearing a shirt my coworkers gave him when he was here on the Wellred tour. Squee!!! He’s wearing a shirt that I touched once! And also throwing out some seriously elitist stuff about net neutrality. Very high brow. You Google now?

    • Jamoche
      • Up In Smoke O’hontas

        You are a helper! Up vote for you!

      • jaspersdad

        “That bitchy dingbat avon lady being put in charge of your child’s edu……Holy shit things suck right now!”

        Still laughing

  • 3FingerPete
  • jaspersdad

    This wild lioness in Tanzania has adopted leopard cub. This is the first time a wild cat has been observed nursing a cub from another species.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/14/truly-unique-lioness-adopts-and-nurses-leopard-cub

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc3d81c5482eb5b8993762e33e4408a9f3b4cdb74db1b2e0a70235761612f42d.jpg

    • Count Awesome

      Gives me hope that all big kitties will survive. My Chinese zodiac sign is the Tiger and I LOVE all cats.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I really love this. I just hope that Mama Leopard gets it back and it doesn’t become a snack when Mama Lion rejoins her pride.

    • Yay! Nice time!

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain
    • Begin Anew Day

      Did someone bell this cat? If so, they need to get the Nobel Prize for GUTS in 2017.

      • Serai 1

        She’s tagged by a research group that’s studying the lions.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Keep Elsa and babby away from Uday and Busay.

      • jaspersdad

        I’m voting for a hunting accident.

    • HorseChestnut

      But how can she rebuild lion civilization with other people’s children?? This is just unnatural.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Cute … but I don’t want to think about how this ends. Papa lion would be unhappy with a lion cub that didn’t smell right.

    • keep it away from trump boys.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Oh gracious, I think Louise needs meds. She’s gone off the deep end.
    https://twitter.com/LouiseMensch/status/884615701197017088

    • Lori

      This seems…unlikely.

      • But I’d pay to see it.

        • My money is still on Reince turning on the rest of them.
          Of all the fucking rats, he is the one most savvy. And that is not saying much, but he is XD

          • Lori

            Have we heard much (anything?) from him lately? One of the ways you can figure out that someone has rolled is that they suddenly stop talking in public, since public statements jeopardize their deal. I have a vague memory of having read something earlier in the week speculating that both Flynn & Priebus have cut deals or are in active negotiations to do so.

        • Lori

          There are so may other people I’d rather see hauled off.

          Which says just about all that needs to be said about the current situation because Piebus is horrible and until fairly recently he was near the top of my “want to see take a hard fall” list.

    • The Green Bastard

      It was all those hard drugs, man.

    • Really? Like Rince could board a plane at a DC airport without someone pulling a Chuck Grassly ambush on him

    • Anyone yet not figure she is part of the “fake news team” that is there to plant fake shit yet?

      • shivaskeeper

        Personally I think she’s doing for the clicks and the cash opportunities that come from the clicks. She is at this as an independent fake news purveyor.

        • Independent is not an actual really real thing anymore, I do not think.

          • shivaskeeper

            Not political party Independent. More like an independent contractor.

          • That is what I meant XD She’s a leeeetttle bit too connected to certain circles to just presume she is not being fed. Because that is how they roll.

          • shivaskeeper

            I don;t know if she’s being fed info or not. Even if she is, it’s still up to her to run with it or not. She is all about how much money can be made from the fame of getting a story right and banking on that reputation.

    • shivaskeeper

      Has there been an arrest warrant issued? Did we all miss that news?

      None of this works that way. FFS, disregard her anytime she wanders into CT territory.

      • I disregard her anytime, CT or not. She is best buddies with all the hard right darlings.
        She is there to spread more disinformation and so they can scream fake news and look at the liberals going crazy

        • shivaskeeper

          I also tend to disregard her as serious intel. For me it would be like suddenly taking A. Jones at face value because what he said wasn’t completely around the bend once.

          • Kiri the Unicorn

            Like if he recommended a good BBQ joint or something.

          • shivaskeeper

            I would still take that with a huge grain of salt. Think salt lick sized grain.

      • Covfefe

        Maybe Mueller has gotten sealed indictments and Reince found out about it.

        • shivaskeeper

          Maybe. But if they are going to arrest the goddamned White House Chief of Staff, it would be all over the news. No one would be able to sit on it.

          Follow the logic or lack of here. Muller gets a sealed indictments. Reince is going to be arrested and hears about it somehow, even though no one else has. He tries to pull a runner. Someone with the authority to do so tells the DHS once they realize Reince is running, who in turn tells some random Air Marshals to detain him, not let him on the plane, whatever it was they did to turn him around. He meekly heads back the the WH to await his fate, or possibly plan his next escape attempt.

          Does that sound even remotely plausible?

          • Covfefe

            Ah. One problem at a time. You asked if there’s an arrest warrant.

          • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

            No. But this reminds me.
            Preibus did return from the trip after Saudi Arabia rather than continuing on.
            Did we ever find out why?

          • shivaskeeper

            I don’t think so, but I would guess internal politics. It’s known that Bannon and Priebus don;t get along. If Bannon wanted him gone, he would have been sent home as he has Two Scoops ear more