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Putin was workin’ hard, y’all.

Another day, somebody else on the Trump campaign sending weird emails about Russia. It’s so bizarre how literally every single person on that campaign seemed to have at least a handful of Russians on speed dial. Maybe that was part of the job interview!

CNN reports that congressional investigations into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election stumbled upon an email sent by Trump aide Rick Dearborn, about whether “top Trump officials” might be interested in hooking up with Vladimir Putin under the bleachers after school:

The aide, Rick Dearborn, who is now President Donald Trump’s deputy chief of staff, sent a brief email to campaign officials last year relaying information about an individual who was seeking to connect top Trump officials with Putin, the sources said.

The person was only identified in the email as being from “WV,” which one source said was a reference to West Virginia. It’s unclear who the individual is, what he or she was seeking, or whether Dearborn even acted on the request.

Rick Dearborn, Rick Dearborn, Rick Dearborn. Why do we know that name? Oh yes, we remember, he was one of Jeff Sessions’s boys, who had a hand in putting together Donald Trump’s foreign policy team, which was led by Sessions. Dearborn MAY have been responsible for bringing Carter Page, literally the dumbest American ever recruited by Russian spies, onto the team. It’s super-weird how Jeff Sessions’s name is always coming up with this Russia stuff, since he doesn’t recall even one of the meetings he had with the Russian ambassador. He was gone fishin’ at the time, best as he remembers.

CNN reports this email happened in June of 2016, and that Dearborn seemed “skeptical” about this Russian/West Virginian offer to let the Trump team get up close and personal with Putin.

Hey, remember what ELSE happened in June of 2016? That’s right, Donald Trump Jr.’s big fun sexxxy Russian meeting in Trump Tower!

And who was the “WV” person sending the email promising sweet alone time with Putin? It’s unclear! But smart people on the internet like Yashar Ali and Sarah Kendzior are just pointing out that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, who recently suddenly became a Republican and delivered unto Donald Trump a tender tongue bath onstage at a recent rally, has done A LOT of coal business with the Russians. If you want to go down the rabbit hole of Justice’s Russian connections, click on Kendzior’s name above. Suffice it to say that it’s quite plausible that Russia, in its efforts to infiltrate the Trump campaign, might have tried to use Justice as yet another possible entry point.

Recently, we learned about another Trump staffer, a low-level hire named George Papadopoulos, who seemed to spend his entire tenure with the campaign trying to set up meetings between top officials and Russia. CNN notes that both the Papadopoulos and the Dearborn emails were found in a bundle the Trump campaign willingly handed over to Congress, so you’ll pardon us if we assume they’re irrelevant in the big scheme of things, and that the real Russian collusion — you know, the part where hackers were (ALLEGEDLY!) being paid and companies like Cambridge Analytica were (MAYBE!) doing extra special dirty work targeting voters with fake news — was happening behind closed doors, away from prying eyes.

For now, we’ll just file this under “DRIP DRIP DRIP,” and assume that Robert Mueller is getting close to figuring out where the bodies are really buried.

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  • Michael Smith

    And Trump does seem to be going to West Virginia every few days.

    • PubOption

      Almost heaven, West Virginia,
      Tops cut off mountains,
      Mine waste in the river.

  • kaydenpat

    Just another coincidence. Nothing to see here, folks.

    • jesterpunk

      Who here hasn’t had secret meetings with foreign governments?

      • kaydenpat

        I know right? No biggie.

        • Spurning Beer

          If I had a nickel for every time I’ve met secretly with Russian government representatives, I’d be the mayor of Nickelville.

  • jesterpunk

    Does Trump have anyone on his staff who has any allegiance to the US or are the all paid Russian agents?

    • What if they are all quadrouple agents or something…

    • schmannity

      no/yes

    • kaydenpat

      All Russian agents with Trump being the main Puppet.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Most are doing if for free… Trump is doing it for money he already owes…

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Oh for fuck’s sake, I’ll say it: “None of them, Katie.”

    • goingohm

      Well, first of all, you’re being awfully generous calling it a staff…

      • Ill-Advised

        It’s more like a serpent, but without the spine. Maybe a hose.

  • TJ Barke

    Why do republicans love Russia so much? It’s the fascist kleptocracy, mostly. Plus they persecute homosexuals.

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      you answered your own question buddy.

      • TJ Barke

        I was being all rhetorical and stuff.

        • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

          ah, my bad. i misread. (i did not get much sleep last night)

          • Beanz&Berryz

            Accidental literalizations of rhetoricalizations are OK…

    • DrBigHead

      I don’t think it is the Republicans per se, just the ones in the White House. You know, the ones whose boss is likely to be up to his necks in Russian mob money.

      • TJ Barke

        There seems to be a bit more outside the white house though.

        • BlissfulScribbler

          As with a lot of things, the love for Russia outside of the White House is mostly the unspoken kind.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    anybody else get all schadenfreude-y about Trump & Co. stepping on their own dicks via emails?

    • jesterpunk

      Their emails are also not even attempting to hide the purpose of the meetings either.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Shame Takes A Holiday, starring some fat blob of a turd who stole an election

      • Spurning Beer

        MEMORANDUM
        FROM: J. B. Sessions III
        TO: Campaign staff
        RE: Let’s obstruct justice about Russia complicity

    • wide_stance_hubby

      The Tramp administration is like a perpetual three-way with irony, digust and schadenfreude.

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        i’d make it an orgy and invite hubris, projection, and total inability to take responsibility for their words and actions, but I’m dirty like that.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Orgies in general seem like they might be fun, but this one sounds icky. Hmmm… it could be called… the Republican Party…

    • kaydenpat

      Shows how cocky they are that they put their criminal activities in emails.

    • Toledo Window Box

      For Trump, that’s no easy feat.

    • hudson

      that is in fact, a downer. everyday an american president makes a fool of himself, and by association the republic, it is a downer.

    • HandsOfFate

      Not really. All freude, no schaden.

  • Bureaucrap

    The good news is that if Sen. Judiciary releases the transcript of the Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS questioning, we can all figure it out for ourselves. No need to wait for Mueller to get to it.

    • The question then is what are the ramifications of the release? Will anything be done? Resignation, at this point, seems way too light for the crime. At a minimum paying back us TaxPayers for all the money he grifted, paying for a new election, etc..

    • DrBigHead

      If the transcripts are released, I will immediately drop over dead from shock. I think it would take years to get them even if numerous FOI requests are filed.

      • Toledo Window Box

        Grassley said publicly yesterday he “might” do it.

        • cmd resistor

          I read today he was going to have the committee vote but seemed to think they would end up getting released, although maybe after a long process. He talked about transcription, which I think could be done pretty fast if need be. He said he’d only ever been a committee chair TWICE so he doesn’t know.

          • Toledo Window Box

            Transcription does not take a lot of time.

          • cmd resistor

            Grassley was talking like an “old’ like, don’t know how long it takes to do that new fangled transcription stuff…..

          • Toledo Window Box

            Yeah, I noticed that too.

          • Any money when they send it to Fusion for confrimation, Fusion will release it

          • miss_grundy

            He was making an excuse by saying that the committee stenographer might take a long time to write up the transcript. I’m sure that individual didn’t appreciate the comment.

        • DrBigHead

          Yes, and monkeys may come flying out of my butt, but I am not going to hold my breath.

          • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

            I hope the monkey’s are holding THEIR breath.

        • miss_grundy

          Well, he did have that burly constituent demanding the release of the transcript.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    Saaaaay, you know who else tried to set up a secret meeting with a Russian leader?

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      Rasputin?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        And look what happened to him.

        • schmannity

          That guy could take a lickin though

          • Ghenghis McCann

            I could see him as as a WWE star. ‘Mad Monk’

          • schmannity

            Not racist enough for the fans. Slav Assassin.

      • goingohm

        Didn’t he meet with Mrs. Russian Leader?

    • jesterpunk

      Dana Rohrabacher?

      • Toledo Window Box

        What a horror show he is. I can’t wait for his comeuppance.

    • Steve Cole

      Valdemort?

    • OrG

      AOT,K.

    • Nockular cavity

      Boris & Natasha?

      • Toledo Window Box

        Moose and squirrel must die!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      von Ribbentrop?

    • Mpeg

      Jimmy Carter?
      [OK, not so ‘secret’ but…]

    • SayItWithWookies

      Medvedev?

    • schmannity

      Assange?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Nyet. And if you aren’t immune to polonium, you’d better not either.

    • Michael Smith

      Molotov?

  • Michael R
    • wide_stance_hubby

      Let’s challenge them both to a hand impression plaster cast-off.

      • schmannity

        Trump left his hand prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in a plaster filled coaster.

  • dslindc

    I’m sure they just wanted to gift Russia some of that Clean Coal™️, which is not a thing.

    • kaydenpat

      Or discuss “adoptions”.

  • Scooby

    Are we sure WV isn’t Wilmer Valderrama?

  • Proud Liberal

    Russia, Russia, Russia!

    • Ghenghis McCann

      ‘Fools Russian, where angels fear to tread.’

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Cossack’s exactly what they did, Russian.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.”

    • Rick Hill

      Third? Aren’t’ we up to about fiftieth?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Okay, a lot of enemy action.

  • schmannity

    Need more Russian emails? That’ll be another quarter turn on the Manafort nut vise.

    • Toledo Window Box

      It amazes me that crooks like Manafort and Trump that have been laundering millions of dollars for decades were stupid enough to expose themselves to the potential exposure and legal jeapordy that comes from Presidential politics.

      • schmannity

        “We’ll just never release our tax returns and no one will ever know.”

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
  • schmannity

    Gosh, it’s like Sessions’ decrying an “appalling lie” is an appalling lie.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      It’s all just appalling

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      Get me to the fainting couch, post haste.

      • Ill-Advised

        And pearls–get the pearls on the side table!

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Seems pretty clear that some significant percentage of the Trump campaign was in contact and/or being compensated/bribed/blackmailed by a not-insignificant percentage of the Russian espionage/”business” community. If you play the odds, it seems pretty unlikely that Dumbass himself wasn’t involved/knowledgeable about these shenanigans. But then again, he is incredibly stupid…

    • jesterpunk

      There is no way Trump wasn’t involved, he keeps insisting that he made all the decisions in his campaign not anyone else and he is a micromanager.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        What do you suppose is the over/under on Pence’s involvement?

        • jesterpunk

          Pence was involved too, there is no way he can claim to be the only one who didnt know about everyone around him meeting with Russia.

        • Scooby

          Trump impeachment now at 4/6

        • miss_grundy

          He was probably involved as well.

      • Alan

        He’s been involved for a couple of decades.

        • jesterpunk

          His kids did admit they get a lot of money from Russia and that no US bank will loan them money but Russian banks will..

    • Almost the entirety of Rachel’s show last night was on The Dossier. I’m pretty sure she’s got her show ready to go for the day they announce confirmed verification

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Mr. Blobfish

    It’s Russia again
    Of course it’s Russia again
    Russians everywhere

  • Ricky Gay

    Do yah know where the whole Trump administration does its laundry?
    — At the Kompromat! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/537d0f8a2007b567328bf9cdacb12c50ab93b30ba76bff28c33ebec6ff21c9f5.png

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Looks like Kushner larvae.

      • Ricky Gay

        Eew

        • wide_stance_hubby

          I calz ’em as I seas ’em.

  • exinkwretch

    When are we donna see the nyet income line on Donnie’s tax returns?

  • jesterpunk
  • SayItWithWookies

    This is exactly like that Wells-Fargo fraud case where, entirely without orders from leadership, line workers all attempted to accomplish a similar end in exactly the same nefarious way. It’s just hard to find trustworthy help these days, I guess.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things. I know what I’m doing and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are, but my primary consultant is myself and I have a good instinct for this stuff.

    Donald J. Trump

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      I’m convinced! Trump 2020!

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • MynameisBlarney

      Well FUCK YOU TOO, Shatner. You overacting fucktard.

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        I was gonna have ham for breakfast – but I seem to have lost my appetite for it for some reason.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        “overacting fucktard” makes me realize that Shatner was of the TV Batman era of acting…

    • jesterpunk

      I knew Picard was a better Captain.

    • (((Alt-Sedagive)))

      There was never any question: Picard kicks Kirk’s ass in every category except overreacting, leering and smirking.

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        Kirk fucked more green alien women too.

        • Jamoche

          Although if you look at the numbers, a lot of times they were the enemy or even his captors and he was trying to charm his way out.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        And grabbing women by the whatevers…

    • Thiazin Red

      Patrick Stewart is someone where I would be legitimately sad if somehow he turned out to be a secret asshole. I don’t think it would ever happen, but it would make me very sad.

      • jesterpunk

        He got his citizenship just to fight Trump and vote against him.

        http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/03/politics/patrick-stewart-donald-trump-citizenship/index.html

        • Thiazin Red

          Like I said, I doubt it would happen.

          • jesterpunk

            I know, I was just adding to the Patrick Stewart is awesome category.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          He’s also an abuse survivor who crusades for female victims.

          • Michael Smith

            His story is incredible. He campaigned against abuse because his alcoholic father used to beat him and his mom up all the time and no one ever helped them back then. But then years later, he found out that his dad had been some of the worst conflict in WW2, and when he came back he was described in the local paper as “suffering from shellshock,” and was hospitalized for a bit until they figured he’d had enough time to man up and get over it. So he had PTSD in a time when that wasn’t considered a thing. He says it doesn’t excuse his dad’s behavior, but helped him understand the reason for it. So he campaigns for veterans now as well.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I sincerely believe he’s completely incapable of any sort of asshole-ish behavior.

      • Cock Blockula

        Yes, I’d hate for him to turn out to be a common Whedon…

    • MynameisBlarney

      Somewhat related to your Off Topic Topic…”Politics and Reality Radio: There’s more to antifa than media coverage suggests”

      http://crooksandliars.com/2017/08/politics-and-reality-radio-there-s-more

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Who would have thought that one half of the first inter-racial kiss on television would turn into this. Pretty sure Scotty or Dr. McCoy would punch his lights out while Spock raised an eyebrow.

      • Thiazin Red

        Beyond that including a Japanese and a Russian character were bold moves. The entire show is about a proudly socialist society beyond racism. Of course it doesn’t look like women had made as many gains, but still.

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          Yes! And I am an OG Star Trek fan. Which makes Kirk’s actions all the more hurtful.

    • El_Pinche

      This is too much for me. STOP IT CAPTAINS ! STOP IT!!!!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Sisko or GTFO.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          I want to hear from Malcom Reynolds. With a crew like Kaylee, Zoe, Inara, and River, I think he should weigh in.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Nah. Pretty can only take a captain so far.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      That debate is a nothingburger.

    • jesterpunk
      • Oblios_Cap

        Senility is a horrible thing.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Shatner is a strange old man. Rumor has it he’s a redditor, and apparently he thinks SJW means “someone I don’t like on the internet,” but the people he’s attacking are RPF shippers who don’t think some b-list actor should be dating his girlfriend.

      I think it’s like Tim Allen and Galaxy Quest. This doesn’t hurt Denny Crane for me, but it sucks that this dings Kirk.

    • Wolf Tracker

      Maybe we should all dress up as old white men at the protests?

    • Timothy Watson

      Man, even Denny Crane was less of an asshole than Shatner is in real life.

  • For all of this being “Fake News” there seems to be inordinate amount of actual real evidence suggesting someone really wanted a big Russian bear to cuddle with in the Oval Office.

  • Mr. Blobfish
    • Ghenghis McCann

      ‘Private school’ does go a little way to explain it.

    • jesterpunk

      How long until they claim it was just a prank?

      • TJ Barke

        They haven’t already?

        • jesterpunk

          Not yet.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        You’re OFFENDED?

        Sorry about that.

  • El_Pinche

    The pee pee tapes may be on the way , yall:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAH7GFOIbI

    Watch this clip and it will cheer you up.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      It’s like the Easter Bunny showing up on Christmas Day!

    • BigCSouthside

      Even if they do, I don’t think it’ll hurt him.

      If you can say “Nazi murderers are kinda alright” and not pay any consequences you can do anything

      • Alan

        But blow jobs are bad.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Criminal

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Unless you’re autofellating.

        • goingohm

          “Suck, Mary Beth, suck! Blow is just an expression!”

          One count: larceny of a punchline

      • Bill D. Burger

        You may be right. The murder of 17 little children didn’t budge the Republicans and the Wingnuts on even strengthening background checks on gun buyers. Didn’t budge them one scintilla of an inch.

        • wide_stance_hubby

          White kids at that.

          • BlissfulScribbler

            White rich kids at that.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        It may not. However, no one is ever going to live down images like the ones we’ve been promised.

        Nearly every citizen of the planet will see them.

        • BigCSouthside

          I think he’ll say it’s faked. He’s effectively delegitimized the press to many people. He just says “totally fake, never happened fake news is lying” and a ton of people will believe him

          • wide_stance_hubby

            Fingers crossed the resolution is too good for denial.

          • miss_grundy

            Not if the Russians had really terrific surveillance instruments including video cameras.

      • El_Pinche

        It will deplete any straggling independents who still support that tub of shit.

      • Suttree

        The Evangelicals certainly won’t give a fuck unless they pee-ers are trans.

      • wait! what?

        If you watch the tape you’ll clearly see that there’s peeing on both sides…

      • miss_grundy

        If you can tell everybody that you can grab p*ssy and get away with it because everyone loves a celebrity, you may get away with it–or perhaps not. It all depends on how many people in his own party finally have had enough. Perhaps if they get called on it during townhall meetings?

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Vincent Ricola

      I want the peepee tape to drop, but I’m not sure I can watch it, even though it’s historically important. I hope those Taiwanese news animators hook me up with something more visually palatable.

      • El_Pinche

        That’s the ticket! Otherwise I’m not watching a grainy video of women degrading themselves for a naked frumpy man pulling his rubber chicken.

  • weejee

    ♪ Paranoia strikes derp, into your heart it will burp ♪

  • cmd resistor

    Well, off to pick up my Rueben sandwich with Russian dressing for lunch.

    • jesterpunk

      With a White Russian to drink?

      • cmd resistor

        Had to work….

    • DrBigHead

      Corned beef or pastrrami?

      • cmd resistor

        Corned beef.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I was a vegetarian once upon a time. The Rueben lured me back to the carnivore. That, and sausages.

      • SisterArtemis

        For me it was bacon. *sigh*

      • timpundit

        I compromised. I stopped eating pig. And after a nasty piece of fried chicken I had recently , chicken may be next to go.

        I never eat seafood because, other than a decent salmon filet, that shit is nasty.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Jesus hanging’ out in some lady’s womb

    • Oblios_Cap

      He’s got bad taste.
      I guess Mary just wasn’t enough to hold him for 3,000 years.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I see Ringo Starr.

    • I hate to be the one to tell the young parents, but that’s not Jesus, it’s Frank Zappa.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Great. Can the Talibangelicals stop trying to pry their way into all the other womens’ wombs now?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it.

    • Shibusa

      So the results of her celestial paternity test are in…

    • goingohm

      I know Snake Plissken when I see him. I’m betting he escapes.

  • Wolf Tracker

    The question now has become are there any of Trump’s campaign that didn’t have Russian connections?

  • Rotational Symmetry

    “George Papadopoulos”? Wasn’t that the dad on Punky Brewster?

    • Bill D. Burger

      Or a Greek dictator in the 70s?

    • HorseChestnut

      Wasn’t that Webster’s dad?

      • Rotational Symmetry

        Oh, man, Webster, not Punky — I knew I should have looked that up before I posted!

        • HorseChestnut

          How DARE you not remember every detail of 80’s family sitcoms!

    • Mr. Blobfish
      • Persistent Demme

        Such a GREAT series!

  • Mavenmaven

    At this point, we should just call all his pet projects by their real name, TreasonCare, the Treason Wall, etc.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    That’s funny. How many of HRC’s emails were released? And how many of them were from or about Russia or Russians? HUH. I guess we dodged a bullet by electoral colleging the penis into office.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • HazooToo

    Is anybody else finding it really hard to read this stuff, these days? Like it never fucking ends and it’s always the same shit? Not a complaint about our lovely Wonkette writers, just the actual news they are writing about.

    • Suttree

      Yup. I’ve been looking at McMansion Hell for the last few days as a mental health break. This shit is wearing on the soul.

      • HazooToo

        I tried to get into that, because it’s good, but it’s so technical and I have no background or understanding. Not Always Right is sometimes a good distraction though.

        • Suttree

          I took a few years of architecture a long time ago. So far I have mostly been looking at the posts that just make fun of the houses, with a plan on going back to read the actual informative posts later.

    • Yeah, me too. I’m planning on doing some Venture Bros binge-watching tonight so I don’t get sucked into MSNBC hell (until Rachel comes on, of course.)

      • HazooToo

        I need to do some cleaning, weed-whacking, and child vaccing. Also an eye exam and possibly new glasses. I’m hoping to get some momentum going and get shit DONE while I’m not immediately smothered by depression and despair.

        • Does “child vaccing” mean that you’re vacuuming your children, or vaccinating them? I approve of both activities, but I was just wondering.

          • HazooToo

            Vaccinating. Apparently the school has new requirements where they need proof of one specific polio shot that they didn’t need before, so everybody gets an ominous letter. I have NO FUCKING IDEA where my records for that shot are. The school district told me where I had the shots done and said usually they bundle the polio shot into another shot they know he got, but it’s not spelled out, and asked me to call the place and have them fax confirmation, but the place has no record of us ever being there, so now I have to go to a clinic and get him a new vaccination that he may have already had, because bureaucracy.

          • I had to get a complete set of childhood vaccines, AT AGE 27, when I went to grad school, because my pediatrician had retired and I couldn’t get my records.

          • HazooToo

            You win, that’s ridiculous.

    • timpundit

      Naw. I am chewing up the russian story, lovin it. I am finding the details of the investigation and especially the reporting fascinating. Maddow has me hooked on the whole story now.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Thank you, Teh Wonkette. Because of you, I learned that Papadopoulos is the most common surname in Greece!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3635747b4f6a8277563762f77087a1a98200e3a7757e3645dfedd8f31c67f5ea.jpg

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Papadopoulos is Greek for ‘who’s your Daddy?’

      • vivian

        I thought it meant “I had two fathers”

        • Msgr_MΩment

          And one has a long, furry trunk and talks with a very nasally whinge.

          • vivian

            Silly, that’s the imaginary Greeks.

  • Joe Beese
    • Msgr_MΩment

      “Russian Ambassador”? I’m afraid that’s a pre-existing condition.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        The retirement benefits are awful.

      • miss_grundy

        Hmmm, what did he do to make Pooty angry???

  • Joe Beese
    • Here’s hoping all our TX Wonkers are safe!

    • This shit is really scary.

      • Oblios_Cap

        It might hit Cat 3 strength (Per WU) and come back into the gulf after sitting over coastal TX all of next week.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Still no FEMA director, right? Trump can go pass out Play-doh.

      • OutOfOrbit

        is FEMA not a socialism transfer of wealth?

        • Beanz&Berryz

          And it’s Satan’s work, in defiance of God’s Will to punish…

          • OutOfOrbit

            Iiii knew’it!

      • Joe Beese

        Looks like the position is called “administrator” now.

        [Brock] Long was an emergency management official in Georgia, where he served as the Statewide Planner/School Safety Coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency from September 1999 to November 2001. He worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Hurricane Program Manager from November 2001 to January 2006. Long was the Southeast Regional Director for Beck Disaster Recovery from February 2007 to February 2008.

        Long headed the Alabama Emergency Management Agency from 2008 to 2011 under Governor Bob Riley and developed the state’s response to the H1N1 influenza. During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he was the State Incident Commander for the Alabama Unified Command.

        In 2011, Long joined the emergency management consulting firm Hagerty Consulting, where he was executive vice president.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brock_Long#Career

    • jesterpunk

      He might pay attention to that, all the news stories are about how it will affect the oil refineries in Texas. Like this one

      https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/23/tropical-storm-harvey-springs-back-life-now-threatens-one-third-of-u-s-refining-capacity.html

      They dont worry about the people in Texas.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      All those FEMA camps are gonna come in handy, then.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Good thing they have that rapid response guy still…oh…no…wait.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Great, half of the state’ll be underwater while Donnie calls all the photos “FAKE NEWS!”

  • Joe Beese

    President Donald Trump privately vented his frustration over Russia-related matters with at least two other Republican senators this month, according to people familiar with the conversations — in addition to the president’s public admonishments of Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Jeff Flake. …

    Trump’s chewing out of GOP senators, according to people briefed on the calls, reflected the president’s frustration that fellow Republicans would make moves that could damage him, particularly on an investigation that he detests. Trump also complained about the Russian sanctions measure in a call with McConnell earlier this month that devolved into shouting. The New York Times first reported that Trump discussed the Russia probe with McConnell.

    “It seems he is just always focused on Russia,” one senior GOP aide said.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-senate-yell-phone-calls-241950

    • kareemachan

      Gee, I wonder why…

    • Edith Prickly

      He’s crapping his Depends that everyone is going to find out his “fortune” is all Russian mob money.

      • miss_grundy

        Well, it sure didn’t come from the casinos, or the university, or the steaks, or the water, or any of the other projects that he has been involved in. And I wonder after he either resigns, or is impeached, or is arrested if his name will still be a marketing coup for him since he has made a lot of money licensing his name.

    • miss_grundy

      He is always focused on it because he knows that Russia will be his downfall. So, whenever another piece of information regarding his relationship to the matter, or his campaign’s relationship appears in the press he has another conniption.

  • MynameisBlarney

    OT, but…

    Today in “Woman in position of authority uses that to damage female middle school students self-image and reinforce the unrealistic body type expectation in our culture instead of encouraging them to not be ashamed of their bodies.” News…

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/you-look-fat-sc-high-school-principal-asks-girls-not-to-wear-leggings-unless-theyre-size-2-or-smaller/?comments=disqus

  • TundraGrifter

    Well, now we know for sure why the MAGA hats are bright Soviet Red.

    • I would love to have one of those Russian flags with Trump stamped on it that were given out at an event. I’d also love to know who pwned them so perfectly.

    • chicken thief

      Except the white ones… and I’m pretty sure what the white ones stand for.

  • george lastrapes

    An attempt at contact was made in June 2016? By Russians? Other evidence suggests Trumpeteers and Putinians had been co-ordinating for years. How to reconcile the two? Could the 2016 email have been planted to confuse the issue, give Team Trump some deniability- “They tried, but nothing came of it, nothing to see here.”

    • kareemachan

      Or just bureaucracy – right hand didn’t know exactly what the left hand was doing.

    • miss_grundy

      Trump has been shuttling to Moscow since 1989 or 1990. Jack O’Donnell wrote about that in his book on his experiences working for Trump and his casinos in Atlantic City.

      • george lastrapes

        So. Fishy, isn’t it? T
        Last summer, tentative first steps at initiating a relationship, which just didn’t work out. But Strumpet and Putaine have been bumping uglies (by proxy) for years. Doesn’t jibe.

  • Joe Beese

    My greatest fear is a reality: A lunatic has gained control of nuclear-armed missiles that could reach halfway around the globe. And, to make matters worse, Kim Jong Un has them, too.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/23/im-a-nuclear-weapons-expert-trumps-presidency-is-my-personal-nightmare/

    • The Librarian

      *muffled voice under the bed*: Thank you.

  • Christopher Story

    Obama didn’t have this many coincidental links to Alinksi, the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, atheists, Communists, Satanists… combined!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    OT, but Obama caused the crash to he USS John McCain. Possibly also too the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      It’s because Obama wouldn’t let boy sailors rape girl sailors, so everyone forgot how to drive boats.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      The man is a marvel. I don’t know where he finds the time.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      An Army guy critiquing Naval policy. The only thing this half-a-birdbrain knows about Navy ships is where he sits while the squids drive.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      And he’s still not off the hook for that whole Hesperus fiasco.

  • jesterpunk

    Trump is still obsessed with Obama and is retweeting images of him eclipsing Obama.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-retweets-meme-himself-eclipsing-obama-twitter-frenzy-n795526

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Idiot man-child

      • jesterpunk

        He is still mad that Obama gets larger crowds and is still more popular then he will ever be.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      He’s like a crazy jilted girlfriend.

    • Christopher Story

      That really is the best description of Trump:
      A once in a lifetime event that briefly eclipses the work of a much brighter man, casting the world into darkness and chaos, before moving on and fading to a distant memory almost as soon as it passes.

      • BlissfulScribbler

        I wish it were that simple, but even when Trump goes, America’s stuck with his cult-like supporters, who will doubtlessly lose their shit until the GOP lets them run one of Trump’s kids, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, or one of the Duck Dynasty hicks for President. America’s got a wasting disease and Donald Trump’s only the first outwardly-horrifying pus-filled sore.

    • What a fucing chode.

    • Oblios_Cap
    • Trump has stalked some women who turned him down for decades.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • Why must this ongoing disaster keep making me agree with David Frum?

      • MynameisBlarney

        INORITE!?!

        And if they make me agree with Jonah MOTHERFUCKING Goldberg even ONCE, I’m quittin’!

      • Edith Prickly

        I know. I’ve never been able to stand Frum. He wouldn’t have a media career without his famous last name.

      • Roadstergal

        I found myself agreeing with a BILL KRISTOL TWEET recently.

        • MynameisBlarney

          *clutches pearls, gasps and faints*

        • ken_kukec

          Hope it wasn’t concerning a prediction (you know, about the future), ’cause when it comes to those, Kristol couldn’t pick his nose.

          Though he’s on the money with Trump.

      • goingohm

        What do you do when you’re jonesing on Jen Rubin? Asking for a friend.

    • Christopher Story

      They said that about somebody else too. Who was it… Old guy. There’s a whole book about him. Something about how he was nailed to a cross… Damn, it’s right there on the tip of my tongue.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Elvis?

        • ken_kukec

          Hey, that wasn’t a cross; it was a toilet. And those weren’t nails; they were prescription meds.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Ooooh, right.
            I get those confused ALL THE TIME!

            Hhehehe….silly me.

          • goingohm

            So you’re Southern Baptist then?

          • MynameisBlarney

            HA!
            No lie, I was raised Southern Baptist.

      • Bobathonic

        Hoffa?

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        Benny Hinn?

    • jesterpunk
    • OrG

      Oh lumpy, even if he did all that shit (haha as if),he would STILL be in a defecit on aggregate.

    • James Watson (weaker half of team that figured out the structure of DNA) is a completely misogynist creep who was banned from Woods Hole for sexually harassing grad students. He may also believe in eugenics, although that is not as clear. So no, I am not happy, nor do I like him. I do respect his achievement, but that is all.
      Since Trump has no real achievement to respect, I just simply do not like or respect him.

    • Persistent Demme

      “If Obama could actually cure cancer, make people in wheelchairs walk…guess what – the GOP still wouldn’t be happy.”
      There, FIFY.

  • Flashman

    Hmmm, interesting. Could we get back to the pee hookers now, please?

    • goingohm

      I understand they wish to be examined by the committee in closed session, but are agreeable to leaking their own testimony.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Wild Cat

      I find Tucker’s S&M play in mens’ toilets to be endearing, too.

    • Blackest Noobs

      why Tucker Carlson still has a job after Jon Stewart destroyed him on CNN’s Crossfire is fucking beyond me….ooooh sorry…my mistake…white guys get to fuck up again and again and again and again without any real fucking consequences.

      • MynameisBlarney

        It’s the classic “Failing your way to success.” method.
        See; George W. Bush.

        • Blackest Noobs

          See also; Donald J. Trump

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  • Joe Beese

    Rep. Zoe Lofgren last week introduced a congressional resolution urging Trump to seek a medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is unfit for the office. Rep. Jackie Speier called for invoking the 25th Amendment — which empowers the vice president and Cabinet to remove a president who is incapable of serving — after a press conference from Trump Tower in which the president appeared to equate white supremacists with counter-protesters. Both followed on the heels of Rep. Ted Lieu’s push for legislation requiring a psychiatrist at the White House.

    “[Trump] has demonstrated that his mental capacity and his erratic behavior are issues we need to be concerned about for our national security,” Speier told POLITICO. “And I think I’m not the first person that’s talked about it. I’m just the first person that’s been public about it.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-california-mental-health-241915

  • Joe Beese
    • OutOfOrbit

      now you’ve done it, brokaw: they be comin for yuh

    • Bobathonic

      Pfft. As if the prednisent gives a fuck. In his addlepated mind, nobody loves America if they don’t love him first. L’etat c’est Trump.

    • SeeTrain65

      Many also “hugged utility poles” covering hurricanes, but you didn’t have any sympathy for them, Brokaw.

  • schmannity
    • MynameisBlarney

      He’s fuckin’ scared.
      They ALL are.

      • Oblios_Cap

        He’s scared of batting 1,000 in backing presidents that are impeached.

      • Blackest Noobs

        exactly. it’s crazy how easy they are to read.
        how easy it’s to read anyone actually.

        someone innocent doesn’t whine as much as these people.

    • Joe Beese

      Roger Stone’s thoughts are as relevant as Ted Nugent’s.

      • altleftjohn

        And almost as cogent.

        • Edith Prickly

          Needz moar pants-shitting.

    • TJ Barke

      Bring it, Stone.

      • schmannity

        People who work in Ass’s houses shouldn’t throw Stones.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Ohhhh… I’m so scared.

    • OrG

      Oh how I await the day this prick is wearing an orange jump suit.

      • schmannity

        More likely an orange jumpsuit instead of a Donny Reb gray rebel uniform. War is for other people with fewer bone spurs.

      • miss_grundy

        From your mouth to God’s ear. I wonder what facet of the investigation Bob Mueller is working on today?

    • Edith Prickly

      Do tell us more about your dastardly plan, Stoney. https://twitter.com/spookperson/status/842143615468019712

      • schmannity

        Will someone untie Lady Liberty before the train runs her over?

        • Roadstergal

          We would have, but she was too shrill.

    • jesterpunk

      I thought the Derp State murdered Roger Stone to death?

      • schmannity

        Hillary is virtually useless at this point.

        • Roadstergal

          There are days I wish she was half the ruthless killer the conspiracy theories tell me she is.

          Most of the days since November, really.

        • miss_grundy

          She’s getting ready for her book tour and her speaking tour in which she will make beaucoup bucks telling people how the government should work and how the presidency should work since her husband did the job. And she will sound presidential doing it. You know, she will be composed, witty, and use facts.

      • schmannity

        He got better?

        • jesterpunk

          Next time they need to burn the body and salt the bones to keep him dead.

      • goingohm

        Ha! You can’t murder a man with Stone’s ju-ju. I hear he not only has two faces, he has another dick on his back.

    • Blackest Noobs

      a white guy making idle threats with no real promise to fulfill those threats…you don’t say….that’s the thing with these people they make these grand gestures of bravado but when push comes to shove, they quietly cry about cops gonna come shoot and kill them….seriously when did they all become such fucking pussies.

      i personally never make threats ( well i do sarcastically here) but when push comes to shove for me, i don’t say shit, i just punch you right in the face.

      • schmannity

        Yeah, but have you ever faced a 400lb Type II diabetic in a fully armed hoverround?

        • Bobathonic

          Yes, I thought it was a small moon.

        • Blackest Noobs

          hmmm im pretty sure i can run faster than 5 miles an hour.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      If there is one, does he really think the Army is gonna be on his side?

      • schmannity

        Not if Kelly and Mattis have anything to say about it.

      • Oblios_Cap

        He and his ilk will end up like Spartacus, lining the side of I-95 from the Richmond cut-off to Washington DC. Hanging upside down.

    • Bobathonic

      I’m not so sure he understand what the word “insurrection” means.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        “Fake news! It’s WAY longer than an inch!!”

    • Rick Hill

      I wonder if he didn’t notice the vast numbers that are supporting everything not trump, and that number is growing. While the trump supporters are shrinking in number

      • schmannity

        FAKE FACTS!

    • chicken thief

      Where one side gets deferments for bone spurs?

    • miss_grundy

      They can threaten civil war all they want. The local police departments are fully militarized and they love to use their big boy toys. Let’s see how many of them come out and get the walloping they deserve at the hands of the police. Those of us who are happy that he has been impeached will sit home and have our favorite refreshments and cake-lots and lots of cake!

      • BlissfulScribbler

        If it was a pro-Trump insurrection, I’d not be surprised if a number of police department higher-ups joined their ranks, i.e. actually gave their insurrection teeth.

    • BlissfulScribbler
  • Joe Beese

    CNN now considers the president’s mental health — or, if you want to be generous, the public’s perception of the president’s mental health — to be very much a newsworthy topic. …

    If we’re at this point already seven months in, with some CNN anchors appealing directly to Trump through the camera to chill out and others openly questioning whether he’s a nutjob, where will we be a year from now?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/23/jake-tapper-trump-youre-freaking-americans-know/

  • MynameisBlarney
  • jaspersdad
    • Roadstergal

      Brilliant.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Ooh, that guy’s got serious snark chops. He could comment at Wonkette, if only that sort of thing was permitted.

  • Mueller is gonna drop the hammer eventually. But will anyone care?
    The depth of depravity on the Trump side with his 25% base is bottomless.

    A pit of despair. They could have audio of Trump giving Putin american secrets and Trump supporters would shout “Fake News!” and then say it was strategic and then within days support it and brag about it.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      They already have that tape, and that’s what happened. The American secrets came from the Israelis, but same thing…

      • mailman27

        That barely lasted two news cycles.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          No big deal at all…

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    This is clearly the work of Soros.

    • Oblios_Cap

      and Obama.

    • Mavenmaven

      And of course Alinsky.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        I always forget to call Saul!

  • Blackest Noobs

    you know it would be nice if the asshole Trump would just fest up…the longer they delay the inevitable, the worse it will be for him, his family, and more importantly, the fucking nation.

    • OutOfOrbit

      you cannut reason with a loonitic

      • Blackest Noobs

        yes. however those Republicans in Congress cannot be all lunatics….or can they? i mean they all should be wising up by fucking now, i mean come on now.

  • fawkedifiknow

    “The person was only identified in the email as being from “WV,” which one source said was a reference to West Virginia.”

    I believe a distinct possibility exists that “WV” is referring to “West Vladisvostok.”

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Or Wuthering Vertices.

    • Querolous

      Wonderful Vladimir.

  • BigCSouthside

    Out of curiosity, did Donny dick licker happen to staff FEMA, cuz…we might have a situation

    • jesterpunk
      • Oblios_Cap

        GOP logic is amazing to behold.

        • OutOfOrbit

          You’ve seen it?! naw, no such thing

          • wide_stance_hubby

            Have not seen, but have smelled. It’s offal.

          • OutOfOrbit

            You mean like BIGFOOT?!

            *runs screaming into a port-a-john, falls in, stays there*

      • MynameisBlarney

        It’s almost like they hate us.

        • Bobathonic

          It’s almost like they hate USA.

          FIFY?

        • OutOfOrbit

          they donut hate us, they just donut care — they are globalists

          • MynameisBlarney

            I don’t think they’re globalists though.
            They’re isolationists.

          • OutOfOrbit

            nope — cannut manufacture overseas & sell here in isolation.

          • BlissfulScribbler

            No, they’re definitely globalists. It’s their dumb-as-a-pound-of-wet-leather supporters who are isolationists (unless they have to make apology for Trump building a new hotel or manufacturing his stupid ties on the other side of the world or some shit…).

    • OutOfOrbit

      can you see any TRUMP signs on bldgs from your location?

    • VirginiaWackelpudding

      It’s going to be interesting to see how FEMA handles the aftermath of Harvey. It does not look good.

      • OutOfOrbit

        Harvey is a hoax

        • CindyinEncinitas

          Those fucking Chinese weather hoaxters!

        • SeeTrain65

          I thought he was a pooka?

      • Courser_Resistance

        Fuck I loath this. I’m torn between screaming, “No global warning? Suck it Motherfuckers!” and total despair because I train to volunteer for stuff like this. I have a good friend who went to Baton Rouge with the Red Cross earlier this year.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Sadly, the Texas coast is going to be well and truly fucked. FEMA’s funding is almost non-existent these days. This hits ALL of us where we live.

      • Bobathonic

        And soon, where too many of us will die.

    • SeeTrain65

      “Heck of a job, Donny.”

  • ManchuCandidate

    2016 “Lock HER Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    2017 “Uh… Nothing to see here mumble mumble……..”

    • Rick Hill

      2017 “You better not lock him up!”

      • bbayliss

        Evolution?
        “He’ll rise to the office”
        “He’s new at this”
        ‘He’s no different than he ever was.”

        • Rick Hill

          False
          True
          True

  • Blackest Noobs

    O/T: asshole detector

    when someone has to use a their card, whatever for, membership, or credit card, or library card, and they throw it at you or the table instead of politely handing it to you IS an ASSHOLE.

    • jesterpunk

      I hated that when I worked at KFC years ago, I started setting there money or card back on the counter, which seemed to piss customers off and get them complaining how rude it is to not put it in their hand.

      • Rags

        At least in Japan and Korea, folks transfer things like money/credit cards with both hands both ways. Just another custom we haven’t settled on yet.

        • jesterpunk

          Here people treat people in retail, fast food or other service job like they are not even human.

        • Persistent Demme

          Yep.
          I had a friend who had a Japanese husband, and she showed me that.
          (They do that with business cards, too.)

    • CindyinEncinitas

      People may still be nervous about getting bubonic plague. I know I am.

      • Blackest Noobs

        dunno what the fuck that has to do with handing over your card, i still have to touch it regardless.

        • CindyinEncinitas

          I read a book called The Old Straight Track that was one of the most fascinating things I’ve ever read. It talks about ley lines all over the British Isles that were the first trails made by ancient people whose reasons and methods came down to us as entirely different concepts. One of them is the concept of standing stones, or mark stones, that were placed to indicate important places like crossroads. Some mark stones evolved over time from tall, pointy stones to big flat ones to afford people a way to buy and trade things during times of pandemics. They would go to the crossroads and conduct business by each person placing their wares or money on the stone and the other party picking things up from the stone and in this way people reduced the risk of transmitting diseases. These mark stones were probably the origin of the concept of a “market.” There are lots of other interesting ideas in that book, like the way people would travel through mountains was assisted by signal fires on peaks (like we saw in the Lord of the Rings movie), and the people who stayed at these lonely places and tended these fires for the good of their fellow men were revered, and probably were extra spiritual because of all the solitude, and this could have led to the concept of “hermits” and monks. Lots of cool stuff like that in there.

          • Blackest Noobs

            and yet it doesn’t change the fact it’s annoying when someone throws you their card instead of politely handing the card to you.

            and im gonna have to call bullshit on the whole it was done to prevent disease spreading…sorry but people were no where near that sophisticated when it came to preventing diseases back in the olden Hobbit days.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            K.

  • MynameisBlarney

    OT, but I need to share this so it don’t fester into blinding rage.

    Earlier this week a Cuban-American dude came into the shop and started tellin’ me about his new electric motor repair and parts shop. And that he could get me all kinds of obscure and/or obsolete goodies that a lot of these old boats need.
    I asked him “Hey, you’re at Ignacio’s old place right?” He said they were.
    (Ignacio was an old, OLD Cuban guy that would buy used engines and transmission from us and ship them off to the Caribbean, ans South and Central America. He died a few years ago, RIP Ignacio)
    Anyway, since we were on a job that would likely require some parts from this new shop, I told my brother about it. You know my brother, the one that swears he’s not racist.
    Yeah, so when I told him where this place was, his reply was, and I quote.
    “I’m not going in there. It’s a nest. It’s a fuckin’ nest of Cubes.”

    He still insists he’s not racist.

    I was so fucking pissed, I couldn’t think straight.

    At this point, I’m not sure if he’ll EVER accept the fact that he IS, in fact, a fucking racist asshole. Or that it would be a good thing if he did.

    • OrG

      He’s a racist. Sorry dude.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Oh I know, and I call him out on it frequently.
        And it pisses him off every time.

    • MynameisBlarney
      • Bobathonic

        Boo. Hoo.

      • VirginiaWackelpudding

        I shouldn’t have clicked on that story because the one under it says there’s an active shooter situation in Charleston SC.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Oh fuckin’ hell.

    • OutOfOrbit

      mebbe he dont know what a racist is. Is he NOT into NASCAR?

      • MynameisBlarney

        No, he’s not much into racing at all really.

        • OutOfOrbit

          him mebbe think a “racist” is a fan of race cars or boats or whatnot

          • MynameisBlarney

            Or that it’s perfectly natural and acceptable for him to hate POC and that the word “racist” is a filthy liberal slur.

          • OutOfOrbit

            that is purdy high-faluttin

          • Kiri the Unicorn
          • Permit-holder Ron

            Now that sounds like the right answer. To a lot of people like that, ‘racist’ is the default setting, so the word’s unnecessary, and can become a pejorative.

    • Bobathonic

      That’s the problem – you can’t choose your relatives.

    • miss_grundy

      Sorry, but your brother is racist. And he calls Cubans “Cubes”? While Cubans do come in all shapes and sizes, I have never seen one who is blocky.

      • MynameisBlarney

        It’s a Florida Cracker slur.
        I’ve heard it a LOT.

        • Erala Contratista

          And !ook who is calling people “cubes”.

          • MynameisBlarney

            ???

        • miss_grundy

          Back when I used to live there, they had one of two bumper stickers on their cars or trucks. One read: “Will the last American leaving Miami please bring the flag.” And the other one was: “Will the last American leaving Miami, turn off the lights.” But I haven’t been back in a long time, so perhaps that is why I never heard the use of “Cubes”.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Shouldn’t “Cubes” be a racist slur directed at Hungarian inventors and architects?

    • Blackest Noobs

      Cubes?!? ha ha oh jesus.

      in high school, this dude would call me a gook. now mind you i didn’t know it was a slur for koreans back then, neither did he….cuz….well we both thought it was
      a slur for Vietnamese peeps…but its origins is that word was a slur for koreans.

      anyway i would ignore him for the most part until one day he was just being relentless about it. so i just just decided without saying a word, punched him in the face. he went down like a sack of potatoes. and honestly i had no idea bozo had a glass jaw. like i just thought fuck it, i’ll get my ass kicked ( he was much much bigger than me) but it would be worth punching him. and in fact it was…he never ever bothered me again.

      not saying this would always be the case…but sometimes you just have to say what the fuck and go for it.

      • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

        I am recalling a skit on SNL in the 70’s, Nixon’s Final Days, with Madeline Kahn, as Pat Nixon, is writing in her diary that Nixon had said “calling the Vietnamese people, “gooks and chinks” was wrong. A chink is someone from China whereas a gook is anyone of the Oriental persuasion. A chink is always a gook but a gook isn’t always a chink”.

    • NeoliberalBanksterCaptainHowdy

      I knew someone who was a racist who insisted he was not a racist. They do that.

    • TakingAmes

      Admitting you have a problem is half the battle, I hear.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Smellyanne is back, and as obnoxious as ever. Perhaps even a trifle more so. She thinks it’s a shame that the media aren’t “forced” to report on all of Donnie’s wonderful attibutes and remarkable achievements:

    http://shareblue.com/kellyanne-conway-says-journalists-should-be-forced-to-report-favorably-on-trump/

    • miss_grundy

      And what would those be exactly????

      • Bub, the cynical zombie

        Exactly. The “alternative fact” ones, I guess. There really is something uniquely loathsome about her.

        • Jamoche

          In a crowd of idiots, she comes across as having enough brains to know it’s all a scam and doing it anyway.

          • Permit-holder Ron

            Hope she got a decent price for her soul.

      • Roadstergal

        When he made poop in the potty?

        • P’jama Pahnts

          Have you seen his face? He’s not making poops in the potty.

      • Cool_North

        Everybody’s wondering. Trumpers I spoke to just hate to flesh out beyond “he’s done so much more than Obama* [my translation from Trumpese] already”

        • OutOfOrbit

          donut need no facts once they been told what to believe

      • VirginiaWackelpudding

        That time he saved the polar bears with a laser he made out of an empty Big Mac box and a straw?

    • Covfefe

      Media will run anything you want. They call it commercials.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      Here that Wonkette!?? Better start reporting the good stuff, whatever that is, or you will be staring down the business end of a FAKE NEWS twitter-fit!

    • P’jama Pahnts

      I’m old enough to remember when news stations reported the news. And didn’t just have a parade of pundits going out there and opinionating and rendering their opinions and pontificating and conjecturing

      Said Kellyanne Conway. On Fox and Friends.

    • Permit-holder Ron

      I’m sure they would if there were any.

    • SeeTrain65

      Achieve something and they’ll report it, Kellyanne Crackhead.

  • george lastrapes

    This amateurish email, and the farcical Trump Jr. meeting, at about the same time- it bothers me that much more robust and secure channels of communication were already in place. Why trust flunkies with such a crucial and sensitive task? What am I missing?

    • OrG

      These idiots thought their minor league tactics would work in the big leagues. They were wrong.

      • Cool_North

        They really believe that if the president is doing it, is legal. That is, their president.

        • george lastrapes

          True but not to the point. The Russians are professionals and must have given some thought to how to effectively manage the clownshow.

          • Cool_North

            At this point, as long as the complicit and probably deeply involved as well, GOP don’t act, the citizens can’t do anything more than they already do. And of course, when the time comes, put their money where their mouths are, and VOTE THEM OUT.

          • Kooolest G

            but the motivation for the russians isn’t for trump to have a successful term, they want the shitshow. so drip dripping all this stuff out keeps the whole world watching as we crumble, and keeps the russian voters loving putin more and more for being powerful enough to bring the US to it’s knees.

          • Erala Contratista

            Guess that will work until the Russian economy finishes collapsing. Other than oil, vodka and hacking, there doesn’t seem to be an economy there.

          • Roadstergal

            Which is why they’re in the Fuck Up The World business?

          • george lastrapes

            Not talking about a successful term, only about a smooth handoff of whatever assistance the Kremlin was providing. Shitshow, with the Strumpet as PeeResident, is a given.

      • george lastrapes

        I know the Trumpists are inept. But the Russians invented the cloak-and-dagger business.

    • Jamoche

      What I’ve gathered from the various articles: the professionals start off by dangling some low-level easily disavowed bait, which they expect to be answered by equally deniable people on the other side. That’s why Junior’s meeting was set up by such a relative nobody. Once that step succeeds, they move on in phases to the real thing. They weren’t expecting to deal with the Dunning-Krugers of espionage.

      • george lastrapes

        Makes sense. My thought is that these overtures were meant to look like failed attempts, meant to be uncovered- and be distractions, red herrings, false clues. The real action is elsewhere.

        • Jamoche

          I think it’s more that it has multiple success paths: one where the mid-level recipient takes the bait and sends a minion after it, and one where they don’t or the minion gets caught, in which case they’ll spin it as just being meant as a distraction or lower-level people overstepping their bounds.

          • george lastrapes

            I was under the impression that the two sides had been canoodling for years. If so, why the fumbling attempts to set up a’first contacts’, unless they were phony, and intended to look like failures? And I wonder if the murder of Seth Rich was Russian wet work- if the plan was that the botnets and altnooz would spin it as ‘evidence’ that it was Hillary behind a the Russia scandal.

          • Jamoche

            One side is playing multiple-dimension chess, and the other one can’t handle 52 Pick Up.

  • VirginiaWackelpudding

    Today’s odd thought: If the Romans had interwebs back when they were watching their country fall apart, would they write things similar to what Americans are now? Would there be a wacko religion chiming in, blame on noth sides BS, or our leader is a idiot comments? We know what their version of pundits thought. What about the average person?

  • MasRioBravoHombre

    When do treason trials kick off for Drumpf, his family and every administration member? The Constitution says treason is a death penalty offense. Every execution should be on all channels, and they should sell tickets to each one.

    • TakingAmes

      Maybe it can be a big “Hunger Games” style tournament. Last one standing gets permanent exile.

    • David Hollenshead

      I’ve been saying that our Führer Trump, his son and sin in law have apparently committed a Capital Crime for some time.
      Yet I’ve had a few people here have a cow, over the capital part.
      The Rule of Law is not done by “votes”, but rather in a courtroom,
      with very life changing consequences.

    • laineypc

      So that whole liberals-are-against-the-death-penalty thing is…?

      • Invidosa

        Nah, no death penalty. . . Just a life sentence served in a state penitentiary please. No gold forks for that mother fucking piece of a dog’s distended rectum

    • HarpyLibtart

      Nope, too good for them.
      I want to see 24/7 live coverage of their trial, conviction and subsequent incarceration. I want Melania stripped of her citizenship and deported back to Slovenia with her family as spies.
      Trump wants to be on TV so much, let’s have a real bloody reality show then – “Trump Family Traitors: Life on the Inside” is my working title.

      • HooverVilles

        Purrrrrfect title. I vote for that. He certainly deserves to be incarcerated for what he is doing to this country.

  • chicken thief

    “…in a bundle the Trump campaign willingly handed over…”

    The Trump campaign? As in Paul Manafort, Trump Campaign Manager, attempting to curry favor with the Feds?

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    I dunno, this seems too good to be true. A meeting between Trump team members and Putin hisself? I suspect this may be a Karl Rove-style ratfucking, for purposes of discrediting the Russia investigations and the media. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to determine whether an email is genuine or a forgery. Have to wait and see on this one.

    • David Hollenshead

      Our Führer Trump made a fortune laundering money for the US mafia, but he discovered that Sanctioned Russians pay more than 25%………

  • MynameisBlarney
  • mardam422

    WV: West Vladivostok.

    • Permit-holder Ron

      Ah, the NICE side of town.

      • phoenix00

        If just a wee bit chilly…

  • Major Lee Pissed ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    For now, we’ll just file this under “DRIP DRIP DRIP” and assume that Robert Mueller is getting close to figuring out where the bodies pee pee tapes are really buried.

  • Randy Riddle

    They just wanted to talk about gifts of nesting dolls, obviously.

    • Invisible Bunyip

      Dolls for the orphans, of course.

  • JMP

    Wait, wasn’t George Papadopolous the retired football player who was Webster’s adoptive dad? And didn’t he die a few years ago?

    • Pilotshark

      think that was Mongo as well, Alex Karras.

  • whitroth

    Y’know, here I’ve been figuring that Trunpolini was directly connected, through all his money laundering, but one begins to wonder about Trump’s biggest early supporter… Sessions.

  • whitroth

    One more note: I told y’all Wonketteers *months* ago now: the question isn’t who had Russian connections, it’s who, other than the interns (presumably on their knees under the desks) *didn’t* have Russian connections.

  • David Hollenshead

    What is a little treason between money laundering capitalists ????

  • bluicebank

    It would not surprise me in the least if a modern version of the Pumpkin Papers* was discovered. (Hey, it’s orange.)

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whittaker_Chambers#.22Pumpkin_Papers.22

  • Permit-holder Ron

    Okay, okay… anyone connected with this administration who DIDN’T talk to any Russians step forward!

    <crickets>

  • george lastrapes

    Strumpet and Putain! Right under our noses the whole time. They are the Russian Pee Hookers, hiding in plain sight, posing as heads of state.

  • Invidosa

    Every night I pray to all the gods in the sky for the continued health and well being of Mr. Mueller upon who all my hopes rest now

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