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Nice time! Remember those Afghan girls who just wanted to come over here to compete in a robotics competition and were denied visas to do so? They arrived last night!

Hooray! That is nice for them! Hope they win!

While they were not issued the business visas they needed, Donald Trump “intervened” and the Department of Homeland Security allowed the girls in on a system known as “parole” which would allow them to stay here for ten days without a visa.

And for this, Kellyanne Conway is showering him with praise, about how others talk, and talk, and talk” and he ACTS.

Yeah! Good for him! What a good boy! Way to DO things! You know, except for the fact that he caused the damn problem in the first place.

As ThinkProgress notes:

Left unmentioned by Conway is the fact the Trump administration is currently fighting in federal court to implement a travel ban that would bar nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. Afghanistan isn’t on the list, but Trump’s Islamophobia and visa crackdownare “emblematic of a broader effort to put a chill on Muslims entering the US,” as ABC News put it.

Donald Trump likes praise. He is surely enjoying all the praise he is getting for letting these particular girls into the country. It is a lovely PR moment for him. Except the problem is not simply that these particular girls were not allowed entry into the country for a robotics competition, but the fact that the policies he supports result in that happening in the first place. And that the Gambian robotics team were also initially denied visas.

If you unleash a truckload of angry bees on a group of people, and then hand one of them a Band-Aid, you are not a fabulous humanitarian. That’s not you doing the decent or right thing. You don’t get praise for that. You get praise when you take a moment and consider that perhaps — just perhaps — it was a poor idea to unleash that truckload of bees in the first place.

[ThinkProgress]

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  • TundraGrifter

    People are stranded around the world, waiting for their number to come up so they go into American embassies and consulates and complete their visa paperwork. The wait can be weeks. Yet this Milo Y idiot gets a new sponsor for this O-1B Visa in minutes? Whiskey Tango Foxtwat?

    • Wild Cat

      I can dox some people aiding him and profiting from him. But there’s no point. He’s the freakshow distraction; our efforts should be pointed at those way above this rancid snot.

      • (((fka_donnie_d)))

        Yes there is a point. Supporters of hate speech should be outed.

  • Snopes Shop

    I fucking knew this was going to happen.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Thank you POTUS for not stomping on Kitten. You truly are a compassionate and gracious Man!

    • Fun with Cthulhu

      …not stomping on Kitten, today.
      FIFY.

      • AJ Milne

        … in front of the cameras.

        (Additional patch.)

  • suziq

    I am really glad they got to come for the competition. But of course as Robyn happened to mention-it was his fault they weren’t allowed in in the first place so shut up KaC! Unless you are going to say “he realized how harmful his policy was and is going to reverse it” because that would be fine by me.

    • BrianW

      Trump admitting he was wrong? Never happen. In fact, I think that might be his 2020 motto:
      “Trump: Often in error, NEVER in doubt!”

  • La forza del resistino

    Wonder how long it took the girls to reassemble their robot after DHS took it apart looking for smuggled explosives.

  • Mpeg
  • Duke

    I want Trump to meet them. Then we can have a pool on what inappropriate things he’ll say about their gender, religion and attractiveness.

    • wait! what?

      I wonder; who would get the job of writing all the “do not try and pussy-grab their hands” post it notes for Donald?

    • jaspersdad

      How he’d be dating them in ten years.

    • kareemachan

      But I’m guessing they’re not blonde, so…

      [Looks at photo]

      Nope, not a one of them. Still, I wouldn’t trust him farther than my cat could throw him.

  • bookish

    http://time.com/4859775/health-care-bill-ted-cruz-provision-unworkable/

    Cruz says the proposal would drive down premiums and give people the option of buying the coverage they feel they need.

    Critics say the measure would encourage healthy people to buy the skimpy, low-cost plans, leaving sicker consumers who need more comprehensive coverage confronting unaffordable costs. The insurers’ statement backs up that assertion, lending credence to wary senators’ worries and complicating McConnell’s task of winning them over.

    The two groups say premiums would “skyrocket” for people with preexisting conditions, especially for middle-income families who don’t qualify for the bill’s tax credit. They also say the plan would leave consumers with fewer insurance options, so “millions of more individuals will become uninsured.”

    • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

      The idea that people will have the “option of buying the coverage they feel they need” is ridiculous. Most people would buy “skimpy, low-cost” plans because it’s what they can afford.

      • bupkus231

        And when the skimpy, low cost plans fails to cover their health care needs, all of us get stuck with the bill.

        • SeekingCovfefeBarbie

          Exactly. Although an unknown number will just suffer and die.

  • bookish

    Lickspittles for Trump.

  • Nounverb911

    KellyAnne Conway? Didn’t she used to work for CNN?
    https://twitter.com/ForecasterEnten/status/886073205114511362

    • PubOption

      So long Kellyanne,
      It’s time we began,
      To lie and spin and spin,
      And lie about it all again

      (With apologies to Leonard Cohen)

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        I like to think he’d’ve approved.

        • kareemachan

          I wish I had seen him in concert.

          :-(

    • wait! what?

      Okay, I just lost a bet:

      KaC really does have Betty Davis eyes.

  • Persistent Demme

    My Israeli son-in-law STILL has not received his green card!
    He married my daughter in October, has an immigration lawyer on the case, and Nancy Pelosi’s office tried to help.
    All this to no avail.
    I don’t want to blame Trump and his policies, incompetence, or not enough staff, but…

    • NotALiar

      No no, you should absolutely blame trump and his incompetence.

  • PubOption

    “Some people talk (and talk and talk), you tweet incessantly.”

  • wait! what?
  • hudson srinivasan

    thanks for infantalizing us mohtarma con-away. only teevee caricatures are unipolar. everyone has their goods and their bads. this minor good does not wash away his major sins.

  • Cause problem.
    Solve problem you caused.
    Expect credit.

    The analogy here is a dog that craps on the carpet, eats the turd, then expects a doggie treat.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Though I don’t think it’s that reasoned-out. He caused the problem – but did not care that there WAS a problem. But he was told by someone that if he ‘fixed’ it (temporarily) people would praise him for it.

      • shivaskeeper

        THIS ^^.

        This right here is it. He is going to bask in the praise for this. That is the only reason.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    There is no lie at all the vile bitch that is Kellyanne Conway will not tell in defense of the cheeto-faced shitgibbon.

    Not a one.

  • Ricky Gay

    You can lead a bee to water but you can’t grab it by the pussy.

  • Nounverb911
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Yes, as one can be just a little bit pregnant.

  • bookish

    Interesting. Begs the question of how Manafort became the Trump campaign manager and who paid his salary. It wasn’t Trump.

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/15/week-eight-russians-bearing-dirt-come-calling-and-a-scandal-finds-a-home-215380

    Starting this week, President Donald Trump and crew can no longer complain that there is no “there” to the scandal, or that it’s a media hoax, or that it’s a “witch hunt,” or that Hillary Clinton did far worse, or that the Democratic Party is using it as an excuse to discredit the president’s November victory. Now and forever, with no ambiguity, Baby Donald owns all 58 floors of this scandal—every penthouse, elevator, closet, and garbage chute. Just as the Watergate scandal didn’t start at the Watergate complex—Nixon’s plumbers burgled the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist almost a year before their most memorable caper—Trump Kowtower didn’t start on the 25th floor of 725 5th Ave. Trump had been toiling in the Russian field for decades for an opportunity like this, smothering Vladimir Putin with flattery while looking for hand- and toe-holds and a route to its summits of power and money. American pundits might have thought the Trump candidacy would be a sham, but Russians officials were chatting about a Trump candidacy as early as 2015, CBS News reports, citing intelligence intercepts. Trump and his associates have ingratiated themselves with both the Russian government and its oligarchs in a non-stop fashion. This meeting looks like a payoff for those efforts.

  • RobKanC

    Should we also thank him that he has not sold White House to a Russian national yet? Thank you Mr. President for not selling the white house..

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Glad you included that ‘yet.’

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Kellyanne herself included ‘yet’ in some interview on Faux about collusion.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Thank you for playing stupid games with people as though they were just pawns to make you look benevolent. Please accept my eternal disgust as a token of my gratitude.

    • wait! what?

      Keep saying tokens; it’ll give Donald “Jerseyshore” flashbacks.

  • memzilla Ω
    • wait! what?

      Jared Kushner

      Keeping the ‘us’ in Russia.

    • hudson srinivasan

      is that a real number? ‘coz this family seems to think nothing about doxxing people.

      • memzilla Ω

        Yes, it’s the White House switchboard.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        White House switchboard.

  • snigsy

    Those girls do not look happy.

    • Well, 16 plus hour flight to be accosed with a photo op? I’d be pissed too

    • Panika MCD

      “I came to America and all I got was this shitty selfie with a deputy.”

    • hudson srinivasan

      not happy because they wanted to participate on their merits not somebody’s mercy? + jetlag + cultural shock coming from a country shredded by war for what 30+ years?

  • Vecchioivan

    Donald Trump: Goniff or Schmuck?

    Discuss.

    • snigsy

      Both.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Schmendrick. Also putz.

      • Vecchioivan

        Correct! We would also have accepted schmegegge.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          What about schlemiel?

          • covfefesumgame0005

            so much shemozzle.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            With a healthy dose of hasenfeffer incorporated.

          • MilwaukeeKent

            Aw heck, now I have to opportunistically plug my Spousal Unit’s band:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6E0LNwVxlE

    • snigsy

      Yiddish proverb: “If God lived on earth, He would smash Trump’s windows.”

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Yes.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    “Am I not merciful?”– DJT. (bonus points for the Wonker who gets the reference).

    • Gladiator

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        Russell Crowe with a Gladius FTW.

      • TundraGrifter

        The happy Roman?

    • GreenGoldSharpie
      • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

        Head of the class. Have all my Soros bucks.

        • Ahem.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            They got it first. I don’t make the rules here.

          • Check time stamp! I need imaginary Soros bucks real bad!

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            I miscounted the time on account of being an idiot. You get head of the class and double the Soros bucks for your inconvenience, My apologies

          • Yay! They will totally help offset the moving costs!

          • hudson srinivasan

            here in the states, it’s possible to get some deductions in april for moving.

          • Maybe also in Canuckistan…i will have the person who does my taxes check (aka Mom)

          • Komsumverweigerer Ron

            ‘Individuals who have moved and established a new home to be employed or to run a business at a new location are entitled to deduct eligible moving expenses… the move must go from the place where you ordinarily reside to another place where you will ordinarily reside.
            ‘You may be eligible for the deduction if the new home is at least 40 kilometres closer to your new place of work than the prior location.’

            By my estimate you wouldn’t be 40 km closer to work even if you set up a cot and slept at your desk, so, doesn’t look like it.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Soros bucks are good for ten free Obamaphones which you can turn over on Amazon for a tidy profit. That surely should defer some of your moving costs with enough left over to pay professional movers to pack up for you.

        • TundraGrifter

          The truck is due here at Noon. I cleaned out the garage so it can just back up the driveway and dump them off.

      • “Joey, do you like movies about Gladiators?”

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          “Have you ever seen a grown man naked?”

          • Rags

            “Would you like to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?”

    • wait! what?

      I was gonna say Milo…

      …Mercerful…

    • eggs ackly-wright

      Sounds like something Peter Cooke would say in Bedazzled.

  • Seamus Romney
    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Needs more Snowpiercer beard.

      • wait! what?

        Snowpiercer beards have had baby’s blood on them, though…

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          I’ll allow it in Chris Evans’ case.

    • 42/10. Would bang like a screen door in a hurricane

    • Villago Delenda Est
      • Dellajmoore

        Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !pj155d:
        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
        !pj155d:
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    • Panika MCD

      can he be my new boyfriend?

      • Get in line!

        • Panika MCD

          I’m poly. I share!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            We should talk….

          • Panika MCD

            sure, what about?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            Being Poly can be fun. :)

          • Panika MCD

            that’s what it’s supposed to be. that and navigating all your relationships with everyone better. yay for recognizing there’s more than one kind of love!

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            Indeed. I’m not suited to conventional relationships, and I prefer to open and honest about that.

          • Panika MCD

            it’s just annoying when people are all, “isn’t that a fancy word for ‘slut’?” or guys are like, “I’m slutty poly also too!” and you’re like, “um…no. I do not want someone who is likely to have an STD.”

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            Yes indeed, and I’m Bisexual so it’s like “I *knew* you were a Slut”. But I cannot be what others want me to be, and I don’t want to cheat and lie, so this is how it is.

          • Panika MCD

            oh, that double sucks. I have had a shitty time at navigating sexual relationships with girls, so I tend to stick to the boys. but I’ll make out with a lady.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            xD I’ve had a dry spell with everyone lately. The other day, I was walking to the store and the guy that stood me up on a date drove by and honked at me like I should be pleased to see him or something. I just ignored the loser.

          • TundraGrifter

            Polly want a cracker? Prolly not, huh?

          • Panika MCD

            Calliope Jane wants a cracker.

          • kareemachan

            [blinks]

          • Panika MCD
      • hudson srinivasan

        i’m pretty sure you have to get line.

      • Seamus Romney

        YES!

    • Me not sure
      • hudson srinivasan

        US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

        CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

        US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.

        CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!

        US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!

        CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

    Drumpf and all GOPers are such sniveling, Pusillanimous cowards that it is an offense to me to share a species with them..

    • Indeed! And welcome back!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        Thanx, Darlin’. :) I just grabbed a few more things for my Coming Out Day meal, and it was only 82F or 28C outside, which feels like Spring to me right nows.

        • I feel ya! It’s probably only 25 here today. But without 15 extra degrees of humidity. I have been packing for my move next week, so am sweatier than a virgin in a whore house

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            I hear that! I’m still *un*-packing from my move, but almost done finally.

          • That’s next week. I really just have my kitchen left, but i have a lot of kitchen shit

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            I can imagine, what with all the creations you show us. :)

          • Yr. Gma

            I last moved 30 years ago and there are still boxes in the garage I never unpacked.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            I hear that. :)

          • kareemachan

            I should have read more before posting. My problem is that I don’t have room in our house for my 300+ teapot collection.

            (This is what happens when you lived in a place with multitudes of garage sales and estate sales.)

          • kareemachan

            FYI: Last time we moved was in 1999. There are *still* boxes we haven’t unpacked.

          • Komsumverweigerer Ron

            Humidex is around 30, and the Sun feels like the business end of a cutting torch. (I was outside putting my new saw guard together. Sheesh…)

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Pusillanimous is a gravely underused word.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        xD It keeps me from typing so many curses if I use more vocabulary words, plus I’ve been reading my Warhammer 40000 books, so words like “Pusillanimous” are common in them.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        “Snark, stage Right!”

  • I have emerged from 2 hours and 25 mins on hold with my internet provider and 15 minutes of actually talking to someone. I am all set up for moving!

    • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

      Yays!

    • TundraGrifter

      How is Jennifer in Bangladesh doing?

      • It was Dave in Chatham actually.

        • kareemachan

          Not Abigail in Drain?

          ETA: I know nothing about this conversation, but felt impelled to add to it. My apologies. And yes, there is a Drain, OR. And a Pe Ell in WA, not to mention Dryad.

  • And now for an extreme packing break so i can go get food.

    • snigsy

      Packing is over-rated. Just dowse everything in gasoline, ping a lit match at it, and walk away.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        You may lose your cleaning deposit, but the landlord would’ve found an excuse to keep it anyway.

    • Subrok

      Nothing like a chicken sandwich at 8 a.m. after a sleepless night.

  • TundraGrifter

    There isn’t a bandwagon Mr. Trump won’t jump right on. And the fans of the Trumpster Fire always cheer when he does it.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Oh wait until he hears that ISIS is in retreat!

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    Just got home from seeing some relatives, not by choice. I need a silkwood shower after the muslim jokes, transgender jokes, jokes about the worthless government, and a lesson in how a sales tax keeps illegals from being moochers, unlike the income tax.

    • Yr. Gma

      Toxic relatives are best avoided. I’m sorry you couldn’t do that this time.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        I agree. I’m usually successful but I wasn’t warned ahead of time.

    • II Gosala

      It was a mitzvah.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      You have my deepest sympathies.

    • snigsy

      I’m curious: can you explain their sales tax argument?

      • Yr. Gma

        No.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        It wasn’t very sophisticated. Basically it was just “Tennessee doesn’t have all these license fees Ohio does, and they don’t have income tax, just sales tax. Which hits everyone, even illegals, so they’re doing great.”

        • Panika MCD

          you guys do have a property tax, yes?

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Yes. And Ohio does have sales tax, just not as high I guess. What got him started was having to get a title for a boat engine, which hadn’t been properly transferred when he bought a used boat. Which led inevitably to complaints that the government takes money for everything.

          • Panika MCD

            would he rather have his boat engine ‘splode?

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Sure, as long as he could feel more free while bleeding out.

          • Panika MCD

            so he’s against complying with laws regarding having a whistle or other loud signalling device as required by the US Dept. of the Interior, right? all states had to add this to their code this year…a lot of people bitched about it. that was where our Freedumb Cacas started with their session long shit fit.

          • Dudleydidwrong

            And blaming Hillary’s emails for the explosion.

          • Komsumverweigerer Ron

            Ah, I know the type. Taxes are fine on everything except the things THEY buy/use/consume.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Exactly.

        • snigsy

          Ah. I guess I shouldn’t have assumed there was logic involved.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            There never is. Only a sense of aggrievement and resentment.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            So they’re trumpeters is what you’re saying?

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Yes. Although I think some of them prefer Pence, which I think might be even more terrifying.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            That is far more terrifying. It’s like preferring the killer over the knife,

          • snigsy

            Thanks for explaining! (Do you need an Advil?) Sadly, we now live in the swamp that results when resentment enters politics.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            I’m just glad it was a short visit and not an all day event. I’m going to have a drink and move on to something enjoyable. And pick an organization to send some money.

          • Dudleydidwrong

            Some of that has been in place for a long time. Read Federalist #10. But what’s happened now is that instead of being a “factor” the resentment has become the sole motivator. MAGA is just a cover for “We’re gonna beat the shit out of the ones who don’t agree with us.”

        • DrBigHead

          I surprised they realized that everyone pays sales tax. I have had numerous arguments with people on the right who say undocumented folk pay NO taxes.

        • TundraGrifter

          “Doing great?”

          The current per capita income for Tennessee is $24,922. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $26,779 and is now $1,857 (6.93%) lower.

          [“Trends” – how do they work again?]

          Tennessee Household Income According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Tennessee was $47,275 in 2015, the latest figures available.

          http://www.deptofnumbers.com/income/tennessee/

          The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Ohio was $28,001 in 2015.

          According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Ohio was $51,075 in 2015, the latest figures available

          http://www.deptofnumbers.com/income/ohio

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            It’s unfair to use actual facts!

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            When people like that say “doing great”, they almost always mean sticking it to whatever group they’re told to hate.

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Or they were personally doing great and that’s their only filter for understanding reality.

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Well, their filter is screwed. Most people aren’t doing even close to great. Reality sucks sometimes.

          • TundraGrifter

            Which is pretty much how the South got poor whites to fight and die during the American Civil War to keep themselves in poverty.

          • H0mer0

            quasi OT but I was riding a youtube tangent and found myself watching a younger Noam Chomsky ripping Bill Buckley a new asshole and Buckley still acting smarmy and repeating his talking points. Ah Buckley, like a dumbshit’s idea of what constitutes an intellectual.

          • TundraGrifter

            I’ve told this story here before. Many years ago I got a begging letter from Mr. Buckley, asking me to contribute to keep his publication alive. I wrote back and told him I was a fan of the free market. Worthwhile publications would garner support and continue. Those that couldn’t make their way in the world would wither and die.

            I didn’t get any more fundraising letters from him.

          • H0mer0

            it deserves retelling. Thanks!

        • Seamus Romney

          Also too, it’s probably because Tennessee is the 8th highest depend on federal dollars state in the country, while Ohio is ranked 26th.

          https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Man, I wish I had known that. But I was outnumbered and trying not to argue because it upsets my mom, who is sick so I don’t want to stress her.

          • Seamus Romney

            Totally understand as it happens to me all the time, and you were kind not argue in front of your mom. :- )

          • Mystery_Poster

            Remember the story a couple years ago about somewhere in rural TN that charged $75 (a year?) for fire protection coverage?

            A house caught on fire and the owners hadn’t paid, so the firefighters watched it burn to the ground.

          • Seamus Romney

            I don’t remember the story, but that’s just wrong. The 1% hasn’t won yet.

        • hudson srinivasan

          one of the big guys at my previous employment used to maintain a residence in tn precisely because they have no income tax. but tn does have one of the highest sales tax in the country.

          also i find several tax savvy people/professionals oohing and aah-ing about tn.

          but i can tell you almost nobody i know in tn sends their kids to public schools even in nashville, because they are all crap.

          • Mystery_Poster

            I teach for a living, and to move to TN from GA would,be a 24k pay cut.

          • hudson srinivasan

            tn is a haven is for a different class of people. not people like us.

    • Panika MCD

      show them photos of Chris Evans wearing liberal t-shirts?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        That would at least confuse them.

        • Panika MCD

          see! distraction!

          also too: our chief weapon is SURPRISE!

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            No one expects the Chris Evans Inquisition

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Everyone knows the best trans jokes are told by trans people. You cis people only got 3 or 4, and they don’t hurt at all. Hehe.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Seriously, they weren’t even original. haha anyone can just change their gender now hahaha aren’t I so funny

        • GreenGoldSharpie

          Let me cleanse the palette then.

          What’s the difference between a cross dresser and a tans woman? A trans woman can’t wait to get home and take off her bra, and a crossdesser can’t wait to get home and put one on. ;-)

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            Hehe! That’s a good one!

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            haha :)

          • puredog

            I can readily see how you might have been. . .convulsed. . . throughout your stay.

          • kareemachan

            Hey, that’s just like me! A (what’s the term) cis-female who can’t wait to get home and take my damned bra off.

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          Uhuh. Like it works that way. I’m very sorry you’re related to that.

    • Vecchioivan

      Jesus man, pour yourself a drink.

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        That is a fantastic idea.

    • ariel_gee_398

      I mean, undocumented workers probably help pay for their social security benefits, but we shouldn’t let reality interfere with a good racist rant.

  • ken_kukec

    If he was gonna go all weak-kneed like this, why’d the hypocrite promise his deplorables “a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”?

    • DrBigHead

      Because he is a lying sack of (insert the vile material of your choice).

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Lying sack of Trump?

        • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

          These days, calling someone a Trump is the most vile insult imaginable.

          • Komsumverweigerer Ron

            ‘Them’s fightin’ words, suh! I demand satisfaction!’

          • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

            It’s just scurrilous, sir! I demand satisfaction!

      • JustDon’tSaySortMyBalls

        I believe the style guide calls for salted rat dicks.

    • Raan

      Because Obama, I guess.

  • Vecchioivan

    Our gracious Emperor has pardoned these slaves from beating. May our beloved Emperor live ten thousand years!

    • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

      Master of Mankind Libels! The God-Emperor Protects, he is not a racist or a coward.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      But the pardon is only for ten days. Then the beatings resume.

      “Enjoy your holiday!”

  • Apple Scruff

    Sometimes I wonder if Kellyanne Conway chokes on her own vomit and is forced to swallow it back down.

    • therblig

      wonder or hope?

      • Apple Scruff

        Maybe she likes it. It’s keeping her skinny!

    • Vecchioivan

      No, she swallows her prey whole and it works its way slowly through her.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        And is then recycled.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      She chokes on someone else’s vomit, like a common Spinal Tapp drummer

  • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta
    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      Interesting effect with the red hair. Though I’m not sure it works properly with blue eyeglass frames.
      BTW, did you ever get my email? I haven’t seen you around and I was getting a tad worried.

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        Hey. :) I didn’t get it, maybe we should try again?

        ae88@amail.club

        And thanx, the frames are actually Purple to contrast with my eyes, I think the cam shifted the tone.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          you should replace the @ sign with the word ‘at’ so the web crawlers don’t harvest your address

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            It’s a throwaway, thank you tho. I’ll answer him from my true addy. :)

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Yeah, they do that. Sometimes I despair at ever seeing the true colour of ANYTHING any more.

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            got the email, I sent a reply :)

    • hudson srinivasan

      hi anna, long time no see.

      shaar

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        Hi. :) How are you?

        • hudson srinivasan

          trudging along. trying to mix things up a bit to see if it make difference.

          congrats on your anniversary. :) how’s your baby girl doing?

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            Thanx! XD

            And Baby is doing magnificently. She’s got her HRT started, her blood-fam issues are improving, and she got a promotion on her job. :)

          • hudson srinivasan

            nice to hear that. hang around here, ok? :)

          • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

            ~hugs~ I’ll try, and thank you.

    • MizzMazz

      It’s a good look!

      • Anna Elizabeth, Invicta

        Thanx, you were right. :) It’s Cover Girl “Queen Collection”, layered over Nyx Black.

  • Panika MCD
    • snigsy

      Yes!! “Weird hobby”! So good!

    • hudson srinivasan

      nice. way to go.

  • puredog

    Bees? Pffft. I’d like to unleash a truckload of hagfish on the Oval Office.

    • Vecchioivan

      No! Kellyanne is their queen!

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        So that’s why she’s so slimy!

    • Raan

      No. Rhesus monkeys in the vents.

      If it’s not flashy then what’s the point?

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        Gold spray-painted rhesus monkeys? With ball-peen hammers?

        I bet if you spray-paint a monkey it gets pretty fractious.

        • (((Aron)))

          That is one of the funniest images I’ve had in days.

          Thank you!

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Better if they’re winged.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Cockroach pheromones in the vents.

        • Raan

          Your ideas are intriguing and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    • Bobathonic

      As if they could out-slime Weehandz.

    • wait! what?
    • (((Aron)))

      Icky. Hagfish.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I really doubt he even knows about this.

    • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

      Doesn’t matter, he’ll take credit for it just the same. He’s an equal opportunity exploiter.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Are we OT yet? Because the good news is there are still some judges with brains:

    Judge Tosses Jury’s Conviction Of Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions, Orders New Trial
    A D.C. judge tossed out the conviction of a woman arrested after laughing during Sessions’ Senate confirmation hearing.

    Chief Judge Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia tossed out the guilty verdict on Friday because the government had argued that the laugh alone was enough to warrant the verdict.

    Morin said it was “disconcerting” that the government made the case in closing arguments that the laughter in and of itself was sufficient.

    “The court is concerned about the government’s theory,” Morin said. He said the laughter “would not be sufficient” to submit the case to the jury, and said the government hadn’t made clear before the trial that it intended to make that argument.

    tl;dr: judge says “bitch, please” to J-Beau

    • bupkus231

      Really – one has to wonder about the quality of the lawyers in the Sessions DOJ,

      • FukuiSanYesOta

        If they’re like Trump’s lawyer, none of them can pass a bar.

        • Jamespuck

          Pass a bar? Or pass the bar? I think both are probably correct.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Next: DOJ indicts judge for laughing at conviction of woman who laughed at Jeff Sessions.

    • kareemachan

      But she’s going to be re-tried. :-(

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Let us all celebrate accordingly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxXEPk3dzFg

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      sorry Keebler boy, but laughing at you is perfectly normal and justified

  • William
  • Subrok

    That was a piece of good news I really needed. There was another team from somewhere else that also got their visas. It shows that at least somebody in this mess has some sense; that’s some cold comfort.

    • kareemachan

      I’d like to think that somebody eslapped drumpster up alongside the head and said, “DO THIS”.

      Cuz that is what it probably took.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        or just did it themselves when he wasn’t looking, knowing he’d take credit for it once it sunk into his thick skull that it would be praiseworthy

      • cmd resistor

        Actually one does wonder how his die hard fans reacted.

        • Jamoche

          Oh, they’re the sort to say “that’s OK, those are ‘good’ ____” where the blank contains words I wouldn’t use regardless of commenting rules.

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    Donald will get the same warm fuzzy feeling out of this as he does when he gives one of the immigrant gardeners at Mara Lago or a Russian Pee Hooker a 100 dollar tip.

    • OrG

      Monopoly money?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        free taco bowl vouchers for Trump Tower

  • Blackest Noobs
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      I liked this bit

      Editorial Reviews

      About the Author

      This book is full of blank pages. Despite years of
      research, we could not find anything to say on this subject, so please
      feel free to use this book for notes.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      Hahahaaa!! The book is blank!!

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        just like Jeff Sessions’ latest filing

        • Ms.MLG on Maui

          Why didn’t I think of this?!

    • Subrok

      It’s like Fredo’s biographer.

    • hudson srinivasan

      rofl

    • Msgr_MΩment

      IT’S A COOKBOOK, PEOPLE!!

  • Blackest Noobs

    Trump Junior’s nickname in the Trump White House is Fredo.

    Let that sink in.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Lennie Small libel!

    • Vecchioivan

      God, what do you suppose they call Eric?

      • Doug Langley

        Donald Trump.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        The Other Dumb One.

        • Vecchioivan

          The other white meat?

          • Jon Sussex

            The other white meathead.

      • Blackest Noobs

        they call him, Eric cuz that’s already bad enough.

        • Dudleydidwrong

          He thinks he’s a Viking because they call him Eric the Dumb.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      As an outsider could someone explain what Fredo means?

    • Suse

      Would I get a visit from the Secret Service if I sent Dipshit, Jr one of these? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7bbbbb4ba8a9980cbba45ba285948b26f5316a849857771d64603935eab5cd8a.jpg

      • Blackest Noobs

        with this administration the answer is probably yes

    • mailman27

      Like Senior’s such a fucking genius. These people.

    • Alan

      Frodo might be more apt.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Dildo, did you say?

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Others talk (and talk and talk). You act.

    Don’t look at me. I didn’t think I had the authority to confer visas.
    The more you know.

    • Covfefe

      Was prolly Loretta Lynch who let them in.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • Vecchioivan

      Woof!

    • Subrok

      So it’s Malory Archer and her dog.

    • H0mer0

      “Afghan Girls, they’ve been living in their bombed out world…”

      that’s all I got, I don’t know the song well enough to continue.

    • Jon Sussex
  • Blackest Noobs

    O/T: Taco Truck News-Local Edition

    so i’m not in So Cal but we do have our share of taco trucks on the wrong coast..i.e. the east coast. there’s this one truck that is a fav of mine but for some reason the guy running the truck is kind of a fucking slacker. dude calls out at schedule stops way too fucking often; if it was my business, i would try to be out as often as i can, taco truck owner gotta eat, ya know. so today fucker called because, get this, it’s too fucking hot….and here’s the weird part…IT IS NOT. maybe if this was yesterday or the day before that….sure…it was fucking hot as fuck…today not as much. so what the fuck, right?

    Also despite the laziness of this white boy, he does make some decent fucking tacos which i can’t say the same about some of the messican taco trucks i’ve had in this damn town. those tacos were downright pathetic and overpriced.

    jesus, now i need a cerveza and a taco damnit.

    • H0mer0

      Noobs, where do you live? Is there an art to a good taco? (the food, not the euphemism you pervs!)

      • Blackest Noobs

        it just needs to taste good and use fresh ingredients

        • H0mer0

          I think my standards aren’t as high as yours. That reminds me of my preceptor when I was doing a primary care apprenticeship: He was first generation Irish and recalled a question on a quiz in Catholic school about the color of meat in which his answer was marked incorrect. The problem was, his mom always overcooked meat until it was gray so that was the answer he put, and was furious that the incorrect mark marred his otherwise perfect score. Only after he married his lovely Italian-American wife did he realize what the color of meat was supposed to be.

          • Blackest Noobs

            i like to think the point of that story is that we learn from our mistakes…and we evolve. this should apply to us all…even those alt-right’ers and Trump supporters. it may seem an impossible possiblity but unfortunate for them…hardwired into their fucking DNA is natural selection. they will either evolve or die off.

            unfortunate for all of us were our in the adolescent stage of our intellectual evolution….man, it’s gonna suck.

          • Blackest Noobs

            as for the food thing…fresh is always better…like if the person prepping your food opens no cans…that’s a good sign…cuz here’s my point if i’m gonna pay for someone to do something i can do..i.e. make a sandwich or a taco…it 1) better taste fucking delicious and 2) i would prefer fresh ingredients over not fresh ones.

            now have i ever ate something delicious that had tons of artificial bs….sure…i like fucking hot dogs…i am an equal opportunity eater….BUT food that is grown/raised locally taste better in my opinion…AND you get the flavors of your locale…think globally, act locally…i do it by stuffing my face from independent food contractor (<—ha ha)

            but what makes one taco good and another just merely pedestrian? it's gotta have some sort of zing….a signature….like my fav taco truck dude has five meats: beer_can chicken, mahi mahi, steak, pulled pork, and portabella mushroom (<-not real meat, pretend meat for people who refuse to eat meat but still want to pretend despite the fact there are tons of veggie dishes out there that is not meat-inspired and could blow the fucking doors off meat…i digress) and each one, by itself, meat alone taste fantastic…so there's that….he also makes his own chips and goddamn if they are not the best fucking chip I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE…and i've been to Texas, and the fucking salsa…out of this fucking world…like fucking perfect for chips…just perfect….i would be shit surprised if he used canned anything but if so…eh what the fuck it's good.

            so i have no idea if that rant gave you an idea about what i think is a good taco…it's dumb to pontificate about tacos, or food in general.

            oooh and cooking is actually not that hard…just sometimes tedious…put in the work…you get the results….

          • H0mer0

            I really did read the whole thing. I know cooking is not hard but being a career dieter from my teen years upward, (a brief break during pregnancy) I try not to be around food that much (also because I figured I would never measure up to my ex-MOL’s cooking so I figured I wouldn’t even try. I made pot stickers using a dumpling mold and they accused me of trying to pass off store bought pot stickers as my own creation. Why would I lie about something that trivial? (answer: practice)

  • Doug Langley

    Can’t we let these girls stay are design robots to replace the administration?

    Trivia for olds: Avengers episode where our heroes are battling the Cybernauts, created by an evil genius who wanted robots as rulers. Steed: “A government of automation? Who would notice?’

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    KAC lamenting that others just talk and talk and talk is a riot…between Trump and her no one else could possibly get a word in edgewise.

  • (((Aron)))

    Unleashing truckloads of angry bees is ALWAYS a good idea.

    What on earth are you people talking about???

    • Zombishroom

      Brother can you spare an epipen?

      • Jamespuck

        Sorry my Trumpcare doesn’t cover epipens, but can give a a 20$ Tylenol.

        • Zombishroom

          It’s from Canada, isn’t it?

      • (((Aron)))

        I’ve also unleashed truckloads of angry EpiPens, so everyone’s safe.

  • Blackest Noobs

    Conway would probably praise Trump for cashing in a 69 cent check…which he did when Spy Magazine sent him one ( the amount be off but it was something absurd like it)

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “It is a lovely PR moment for him.”

    And that’s the damn problem – he knows PR, not government.

    I’m sure the righties are cheering this – the ones that aren’t terrified by “those people”. But if they had any damn brains, they’d ask, “do we really want a president who could grant special permissions whenever he feels like it it will get him good press?

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      But if they had any damn brains

      HAHAHAHA!!!!! if they had any damn brains, we wouldn’t be in this mess…

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    OT- Is there even one single person in this administration who hasn’t lied on their disclosure forms?

    http://www.newsweek.com/steve-bannon-white-house-white-house-ethics-637300

    • Zombishroom

      None of them, Katie?

  • Zombishroom

    I just want to say that I love Robyn’s writing. I’m inspired to unleash a truckload of angry bees!

    • Zombishroom

      Also, too, truckload of angry bees is my new punk/metal band.

      • H0mer0
        • H0mer0

          RIP Ryan :(
          [may FSMs noodley appendages caress you gently]

          • Zombishroom

            Caressed by noodly appendages is my emo band.

  • azeyote

    kellyanne makes all the blondes in the dumb blonde jokes look smart –

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Yeah, he acts so much that hundreds of government positions are still unfilled.

    • Zombishroom

      I think maybe he acts in the artistic sense. All the US is but a stage. Let the tragicomedy unfold!

      • Ranina

        …a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,,,

    • Wookie Monster

      Democrats are so good a obstructionism that they’re obstructing him from nominating anyone.

    • willi0000000

      they ran out of crazies?

  • I am an angry bee about to get a buzz on.

    • Zombishroom

      Buzz ON!

  • H0mer0

    I’m loving on Rep Jared Huffman’s tweet.
    (especially suggesting that “His Immenseness”* was being a schmuck.)

    *I haz sad about Mork now

    • Zombishroom

      Mork was part of my upbringing. There were lessons about being better humans. Too bad it didn’t sink in.

      • H0mer0

        I still think about the line: “Give me your earlobes, delicious one!” when I’m examining a patient’s ear (also when the dog would lick my ex’s or my son’s ear.)

  • Querolous
    • Zombishroom

      I prefer the term ‘snot snakes’.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        Precum pythons?

        • Zombishroom

          And down the slippery slope we slide… You, mr. Noyb, know slipperiness.

    • Delicious slime.

    • doktorzoom

      The Oregonian newspaper called it “eels on wheels”

  • Oh, so when he just starts rambling on about whatever weirdness flops into his brain, that isn’t talking and talking and talking, then?

    • AuntyMaude

      More like blathering and blathering and blathering.

  • Our trumpites showered their true core values on a non white championship robotics team at a recent competition.

    Kids on winning robotics team told, ‘Go back to Mexico’

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4a1e5f293fcb17f6804400ea14f00a54b10c55fafcf6b29016c4214257d3390.jpg
    …“They were pointing at us and saying that ‘Oh my God, they are champions of the city all because they are Mexican. They are Mexican, and they are ruining our country,’ ” said Diocelina Herrera, the mother of PantherBot Angel Herrera-Sanchez.

    “For the most part, the robotics world is kind of a white world,” said Lisa Hopper, the team’s coach and a Pleasant Run second-grade teacher. “They’re just not used to seeing a team like our kids.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/03/17/robotics-competition-racism/99301384/

    !AGAM

  • CATMAN

    Trump puts policies into place that have unintended consequences then is portrayed as heroic for making an exception to them by the right wing media without ever making the tiniest admission that the policy was a bad idea–just fucking amazing

  • Alan

    Of course it’s called “parole”. They are bad, bad people.

  • Serai 1

    Not surprising. Even Twitler could see what a fucking asshole he looked like by denying schoolgirls the chance to be in a contest. After all, aren’t contests what girls are FOR?

  • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

    Every so often a Holocaust account makes mention of one of the camp commandants or a higher Nazi official occasionally saving a Jew here and there. Goebbels was reputed to have had a Jewish mistress. It doesn’t make the rest of it okay.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Jared Huffman is *almost* my representative – the border is just a couple of blocks away. My actual representative, Mike Thompson, is on the same page, but he is more polite about it. Maybe I should instruct him on the concept of “with votes”.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      It is ALWAYS our great CA reps who are standing up to the crime family! Adam Schiff (my rep), Brad Sherman (SF Valley), Ted Lieu, and of course our own Kamala! Makes me proud.

      • The Librarian

        I claim Mr. Sherman, he’s been mine for years. :)

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          He’s wonderful! I always answer his tweets to say how proud we all are of him. Hot today out in the valley though, isn’t it??? We’re just over the hill in Hollywood and honestly we must try to have a SoCal Wonketeer get together sometime. I know Serai is also right nearby here, but I don’t know who else — I’m sure we must have a few, certainly enough for a get together at the nearest In n’Out!

          • The Librarian

            Today was cooler, but not by a lot. Just stay hydrated and a/c between 11:30-7:30, lol the evenings have been beautiful.

            I’d be down for a get together. Even In n’ Out!

          • Kooolest G

            late to the party, but I’m in too, I’m from highland park

  • Will KAC praise me for not kicking anyone today? Because I did not kick anyone today.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      There are still two hours left in my day and I am plenty angry.

    • YayConspiracy

      Yes, but what about your emails?

  • AuntyMaude

    Not a lot of joy in the girls’ faces. Probably scared shitless to be in this country with a Muslim hater in chief and his dreadful minions.

  • SeeTrain65

    “Wasn’t it nice of the president to let that four-year old girl born to undocumented parents keep her puppy after we deported her parents and three siblings?”

    • mardam422

      Others talk and talk….

  • Wes

    Based on the look the girls are giving the camera I’m pretty sure each one is thinking, “Are you shitting me?” over this ridiculous photo-op.

  • Relativicus

    I like how they can’t hand someone praise without reaching out and slapping at someone with the other.

    Also good: since it’s Trump, not Obama, we don’t face eternity listening to people talk about that time the president let terrorists into the country without even going through customs!

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  • waspuppet

    So I guess the media reports that alerted Trump to these girls’ plight weren’t fake news?

    Funny how they get everything right except when it’s something that doesn’t make Trump look good.

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