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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an ass of herself on Wednesday, because it was a day. Reporter David Nakamura asked her about comments from Jemele Hill, of ESPN’s “Sportscenter.” Hill is black, and had the audacity to call Donald Trump a white supremacist on her Twitter. That’s not all she said either. She dropped some rapid-fire truth in tweets that are now deleted:

In her tweets, Hill wrote that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” She said his “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” and that he is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”

Wonkette can co-sign all of that.

Let’s go to the tape of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was obviously trying to live up to the old expression, “When fascism comes to America, it probably just ate some Arkansas fried squirrel its daddy Mike Huckabee put in its lunchbox that day”:

I’m not sure [Trump is aware of the comements] but I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.

Excuse us, a “FIREABLE OFFENSE”?????? Now the White House is telling companies to fire people for criticizing Dear Leader? How the fuck is that not fascism? At the risk of stating the obvious, GO FUCK YOURSELF, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS.

The press secretary added that Donald Trump has a black friend, because he met with black Republican senator Tim Scott THAT VERY DAY. How can he possibly be racist? Indeed, just after this exchange, the White House sent out a picture of Trump with his black friend:

In the statement that accompanied the picture, the White House referred to Tim Scott as “Tom Scott,” but BLAH DETAILS.

On top of having a black friend, did Donald Trump not, after much poking and prodding, finally spit out words about the Charlottesville Nazis being bad? WELL DIDN’T HE? Sarah Huckabee Sanders would like to remind you that he did.

Another thing that happened this week that exhibited the president’s vast capacity for racial transcendence was this:

Oops, that is the opposite of racial transcendence. Our bad. (To be entirely fair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders did say Wednesday that Trump would sign it. It’s the very least he can do. Literally.)

Of course, there has been much reprimanding and apologizing, even without the sounds that came out of the press secretary’s foul wordhole. On Tuesday, ESPN “scolded” Hill and made sure everybody knows it’s not about to let some black lady speaking her mind rock the boat:

See? They had a nice talk and ESPN said “tut tut!” and everything’s fine now! She’s not getting fired or anything, like the White House so kindly requested.

For her part, Hill apologized on Twitter, for saying something that’s obviously true:

After that, ESPN sent out a new missive, just to clarify even more that it is fine for Jemele Hill to have beliefs and thoughts, as long as she doesn’t have them in ESPN’s name:

“Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN. She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”

Groan.

While Hill is getting a lot of support, from curiously-still-unsigned football player Colin Kaepernick and the National Association of Black Journalists and many others, this is just yet another example of how wingnut conservatives really would like people to keep their goddamn politics out of sports or any of the rest of the public sphere, unless they’re wingnut conservative politics. CNN notes that Tucker Carlson (whose white hood is peeking out more and more these days!) has been bitching all week, and Sean Hannity has devoted time to figuring out who the real racists in sports are:

Thanks for your great work, Sean Hannity, as always.

WaPo adds more:

Before Huckabee Sanders’s comments, several conservative media outlets, including the Federalist, the Daily Caller and Breitbart, wrote strongly worded articles chastising both Hill and ESPN, which some claim would’ve fired her already if she were conservative and said such a thing about a liberal politician.

Unfair! The mean black lady hurted their feelings and didn’t even get fired!

While that is all surely obnoxious, it’s nothing new, and it’s a fight that will happen every time a sports figure or commentator points out that racism exists or black lives matter or Donald Trump is a fucking bigot.

But holy shit, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The press secretary needs to explain herself thoroughly the next time she steps up to that podium, by which we mean APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY FOR SAYING THAT FASCIST SHIT AND WALK IT BACK ENTIRELY.

Otherwise we will just assume President White Supremacist signed off on her comments.

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  • Indiepalin

    At ESPN. a fireable offense would be more like refusing to participate in the Office hot dog eating contest; something Sarah Sanders would probably have no problem with.

    • A fireable offense at ESPN would be not hating the Patriots enough (full disclosure: I’m a Patriots fan.)

      • Arolpin

        I’ve been to the Bristol campus many times. There are a LOT of Pats fans there, probably even more than you would expect being almost exactly on the NY/BOS fandom dividing line.
        I think ESPN hates the Pats about 1/10th as much as the rest of the non-Boston world. Hell, I think even Jets fans probably were rooting for Brady over Goodell. I know that Goodell gets booed more than the Pats no matter where he goes (Owner’s boxes excluded).
        (I don’t even hate the Pats, I think they have the greatest coach in the history of football, the greatest career backup quarterback in the history of football, some of the greatest receivers to ever step on the gridiron, and probably the best overall management team in sports. It just sucks that they are owned and infected throughout with Drumpf-supporting assholes. And that they just keep winning and winning and winning. At least they’re not the Red Sox, who I truly hate.)

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Of course everyone hates the Patriots. It’s like hating the Yankees; it just comes naturally. And ESPN is pretty far down the ladder of Patriots-haters. Pats fans shouldn’t take it personally.

    • coozledad

      They’d have all of us eating fried squirrel and watching wrasslin’.

      There aren’t going to be enough opioids for this sick fuck backwash of a country.

    • Whale Chowder

      It is not possible to hate the Patriots enough.

      -A Seahawks fan

      Edit: replied to the wrong non-comment

  • kaydenpat

    Hill said what millions have already said. Trump is nothing but a White Supremacist. Period. And she has the right to say it without losing her job.

    I thought Conservatives were big on free speech.

    • The Kid

      Only when THEY engage in it. They can dish it out, but can’t take it when it’s thrown back at them.

      • FlownΩver

        Especially by a Blah.

      • kaydenpat

        Yep. They need to get out of the dang kitchen.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Didn’t some pretty white ladies in a beauty contest of some sort also say something about the “president” being a racist dickwad (well, they were far more polite about it)? Weird that the black lady is the one getting the pressure, eh?

  • TundraGrifter

    Now, if Ms. Hill worked at Faux News things would be different. Or if she were blonde and otherwise white.

  • So where was their same level of concern about Curt Shilling anyone? Anyone?

    • The Kid

      ESPN actually fired Schilling for his comments, even after he apologized when he knew he was going to be shitcanned from his commentator’s job.

      • Arolpin

        After his third or fourth time being called out on Infowars level conspiracy-theory bullshit. The truth is an absolute defense against slander/libel.

  • Yellerduck

    I think demanding your press secretary (is that SHS this week or someone else, I can’t keep up) proposing a private citizen lose their job because they stated a personal opinion in a public forum is a fireable offense. This fish reeks from head to tail.

    • coozledad

      The Republicans didn’t fully endorse Pinochet for nothing.

  • Zonath

    Tim Scott’s socks…. After I noticed them, they’re just about the only thing I can see in that picture of him and Dumptruck.

    • BosGrl

      Those are some great socks.

  • Mavenmaven

    I don’t know about ‘fireable offenses’; but I do know Huckabee is offensive.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Huck’s offense is itself fireable…

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    I don’t see anything wrong with Jemele Hill’s comments. Those things about Trump are all true and pretty much typical.

  • Stulexington

    So correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t sportscaster count as journalist? I mean it’s the sports page but it’s still part of the news so shouldn’t it be doubly chilling that the press secretary is calling for the firing of a journalism based on what she posted about the white house?

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      yes

    • bbayliss

      The same reason a coach is a coach and not a teacher.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    I think Fox News gives the ladies qualudes before they go on. They always looks half asleep.

    • Zonath

      That’s the botox.

    • Yellerduck

      Sean likes the roofies to kick in right after the segment while his “dander” is still up.

  • coozledad

    Republicans don’t see black people and white people. They see white people and (N)other people.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      They see people, and then they see non-white people.

      ftfy

      • Roadstergal

        They see people, and then they see non-white not-quite-people.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          There ya go.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Hannity’s racist angels.

  • The Wanderer

    Ms. Hill should have worded it this way:

    “Ms. Huckabee-Sanders has accused me of calling the President of the United States a white supremacist. It’s true, and I regret it.”

    That’ll confuse the fuck out of them.

  • OutOfOrbit

    lemming see, a WH stocked with white supremacists accidentally refers to a black guy who meetinged with the head white dood in said WH, referred to him as “Tom” … humm … now where … Tom … Tom … couldnut be “Uncle Tim” … so …

    • Beanz&Berryz

      I had been thinking about making that observation since yesterday… But couldn’t figure out how to say it appropriately

      • OutOfOrbit

        yeah it took a lot of deepthink to get here

  • coozledad

    Trump has done more than any president in US history to pinpoint the savage, evil tribalists among us. And they’re his party.

  • dslindc
    • The Wanderer

      Well, to be strictly fair, Nugent’s unemployed. Therefore he can’t exactly be fired.

      • Roadstergal

        Out of a cannon, he can be.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      IOKIYArage-filledstupidwhitemanwhousedtobesomebody.

      • HooverVilles

        rage-filledstupidwhitemanwhousedtobesomebody aka as a republican in today’s GOTP.

    • HooverVilles

      ^^^^THIS^^^^

      Just like GOTP heads went all esplody for Michelle wearing a sleeveless dress but Melania poses nude and in a thong with a gun and GOTPers were all meh, no big, or nothing burger!

      As always, IOKiffYAR!

      Sigh!

  • catnmus

    “the White House referred to Tim Scott as “Tom Scott,””. Are we sure they didn’t refer to him as Uncle Tom Scott?

    • ariel_gee_398

      No one at the White House is that clever or well-read.

      • RobGinChicago

        Or appreciate superb saxophone jazz music.

  • cheetojeebus

    Did something weird got dropped in her dna stew? a bandaid? mom had a little too much moonshine? Great great granpa and great granma gettin together?

  • Gee, I wonder what would have happened if Obama had called for drumpf to be fired from NBC for his birther allegations…

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Not just the birther allegations, but all of the other offensive shit he twatted about Obama over the years. SHS is truly an awful person.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        My fondest wish for her is that after 45 and the rest of them go to prison, she’s stuck sending out resumes to local news channels in Arkansas, all of whom turn her down on the grounds that they want reputable people, not world-famous bald-faced liars.

  • Nounverb911
    • wide_stance_hubby

      And really, why would you need to?

    • A little plastic surgery after they come out of the cloning vats..

  • Alexander Stallwitz
  • Nounverb911

    Facts, how do THEY work?
    It wasn’t just one tweet, you moran.

    https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/908274865169473536

    • WeaselPoo

      Also Jemele wasn”t beimg bigoted…she has plenty of evidence on her side.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      The fact he didn’t seem at all contrite after ESPN handed him his head (and still is pissed about “FREE SPEECH”) is a pretty big difference, also too.

    • ariel_gee_398

      How do facts work? Usually not in conservatives’ favor. Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

    • Michael Smith

      Again, the conflation of “liberal” opinions with right-wing hate speech is a fallacy. And its one that has twisted the minds of stupid Americans who believe anything that comes out of the mouth of Fox News and its demagogue friends like Huckabee. Wonder why @realDonaldTrump won?

    • Nockular cavity

      I confess: I am hatefully bigoted against white supremacists.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Lies

      • FlownΩver

        And Russians. But I repeat myself.

        • Roadstergal

          And Comey

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    She said it, ESPN got pissy and harrumphed because they’re scared that if they don’t crack down on the Jemele Hills and Dan LeBetards in their ranks the mouth-breathers will stop watching (and ESPN is already bleeding money because of people cutting the cord and because they overspent on rights for the NBA, NFL and most Division I sports).
    It’s the dum-dums in the White House who are making this into a mountain.

  • Dear Sarah Huckabee Sanders,

    Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy and ignorance. Period. He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader, and if he were not white, he never would have been elected.

    Sincerely, RM

    PS: In lieu of firing me how ’bout giving me a week or two off? I sure could use it.

  • catnmus

    Has anyone yet made the comparison about how when Obama was chastised for belonging to that “militant” black church, that he’d been attending for years, that he immediately quit, whereas that orange bastard made excuses for the white supremacists acting in his name and people (meaning his base) just let him get away with that?

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Right wingers are an amazing bunch. For the past couple years they’ve been complaining (wrongly) that their freedom of speech as guaranteed by the Constitution is being infringed. Now there’s a case of the government trying to interfere with someone’s freedom of speech and they’re silent.

    • Crystalclear12

      If only they were silent!
      Nope, they got to screech their support.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      Meh, Ian Kershaw only needed two volumes on Hitler so Trump can be done in a 140 character tweet.

    • kaydenpat

      It’s “free speech for me but not for thee” when it comes to Rightwingers.

  • Crystalclear12

    Once again I feel pity for the history book writers.
    What do you include? This could easily turn into a 3 volume set.
    What to leave out? What was a true turning point and what is just noise?
    Poor things.

  • armed_bears
    • wide_stance_hubby

      T & A personified.

      • OutOfOrbit

        it’s a double!

    • OutOfOrbit

      ding ding ding Good One!

    • TundraGrifter

      Three cherries and a dumbbell.

    • BadKitty904

      OK, that’s pretty funny. :0)

    • RobGinChicago

      Diversity? Not even a brunette among them (well, at least Tomi on the left used to be a brunette.)

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        If AJ Delgado had been on the pill Tomi wouldn’t have a job.

    • ImGoingBacon

      boob libelzz

  • TJ Barke

    Donnie’s not a white supremacist, he just really appeals to white supremacists, and doesn’t really do anything to distance himself from them…

    • Michael Smith

      I thought you were going to say he just plays one on TV.

    • Roadstergal

      He was just officially endorsed by the KKK. It could happen to anyone.

      • TJ Barke

        Totally.

    • Donnie’s ideology is Donnie. He just happens to be white.

    • Shibusa

      He has a black friend.

      • FlownΩver

        …who doesn’t know about it.

    • kaydenpat

      No. He is a White Supremacist. He was a birther. He discriminated against Black and Brown tenants. He has made racist comments about Mexicans on several occasions. He advocated for the death penalty for Black and Brown teens even after they were found to be not guilty. And his Charlottesville comments were the icing on the cake.

      • TJ Barke

        Uh, okay, that was a joke about how he is obviously a white supremacist. .

        • kaydenpat

          Sorry. I missed the sarcasm. My sarcasm reader is off today.

  • Michael Smith

    Mike Ditka is conservative. Mike Ditka has said conservative things. He has said them on the air and on Twitter. Most notably, he is quite opposed to Colin Kaepernick. Mike Ditka does not get fired.

    But that’s not enough for wingnuts. In their minds Jemele Hill’s calling Trump a racist is the same thing as calling a black person the n-word, which has led to the disgrace of several white celebrities, including Paula Deen and Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The fact that they are disgraced and Jemele Hill is “praised” (despite being publicly scolded by her employer) is evidence to them of the liberal media’s double standard.

    So yeah, returning to ESPN’s conservative talking head, Mike Ditka has never called anyone the N-word on the air or on Twitter or anywhere else to our knowledge. And if he did, he would be fired. But that’s because there’s a difference between using hate speech which is generally agreed upon by all of society to be extremely offensive and inappropriate, and voicing an opinion.

    • BosGrl

      Exactly. If I know an Italian guy that can’t drive, and I say, “hey, Joe drives into hydrants and he parks across two spaces, he’s a terrible driver”, that’s different than calling him a “meatball”. [I’m Italian – I don’t like being called a meatball]

      • Arolpin

        Not even a ‘spicy meat-a-ball’? (ducks)

        • BosGrl

          Well, that depends… :D

    • kaydenpat

      What Hill said is true and a criticism of Trump that can be heard all over the place. If she used ESPN’s networks to make this criticism, then she was wrong for that. But there is nothing wrong with the actual substance of her statement.

      What she said is not comparable to a White person using the “N” word. I’m sure Conservatives aren’t so dumb that they can’t tell the difference between criticizing a President for his behavior and criticizing him for the color of his skin.

  • Joe Beese

    “Bachelorette Number 2, who’s your favorite member of the Trump administration?”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76984c1e05cdbde0f6cda2984b01aa2a6658932087f732a062452b674662fe16.png

    • Second from the left wants to be a Melania when she grows up.

      • Joe Beese

        The one on the left has got it going on. She makes me want to restrict voting rights and oppose raising the minimum wage.

        • Arolpin

          Or at least drink way too much, make bad decisions, and hate yourself in the morning.

        • coozledad

          Who knew Frederick’s of Hollywood sold women’s clothes?

      • Crystalclear12

        She’s too old to be the new Melania.

      • Bozilingus

        Just saw a picture of Hope Hicks. Does anyone else think she resembles a younger Melania, maybe a little?

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        Needs more after market parts.

  • Joe Beese

    O/T: Please excuse me for a moment while I retch uncontrollably into this plastic bucket.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a583930a07fcdb5c053f7332a6d8dda40038e7e50e7cc0e72c87ef025376125.png

  • Nockular cavity

    Regarding that Klan picture: Man, I am firing that fucking garden gnome as soon as I get home!

  • RobGinChicago

    The next time Sista Grifta or her boss tries to shush or interrupt a reporter, it would be appropriate for that reporter to remind Ms. Huckabee or Trump that they are not White House or Government Employees; that Trump and Huckabee are public servants and are supposed to answer to the public. Yes, those reporters are the bosses of Trump and Huckabee, and they will NOT BE SHUSHED.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    I have to say, Sarah looks like she’s up to the task:

    https://twitter.com/jonlovett/status/908325841360138240

    • coozledad

      The Haberman /Thrush diet. A new spin on “south beach”.

  • Ricky Gay
    • Zonath

      Either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan.

      • Ricky Gay

        Ok, now somebody needs to pull off Sean’s faceplate!

        • coozledad

          The macaroni and pork cubes will fall out.

    • Phlegm-bots. Spitting images.

      • Ricky Gay

        LOL

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Is there a bug crawling on Hannity’s desk?

      • Ricky Gay

        Yes, named Sean.

    • kaydenpat

      That’s actually an improvement.

      • Ricky Gay

        Yes! If only we could update their operating system and processor.

  • Joe Beese
    • kaydenpat

      And the gaslighting continues.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Huckabee Sanders: You’ll be fired for this!

    Jemele Hill: Nah, I don’t think so. More like chewed out. I’ve been chewed out before.

  • Edith Prickly

    Hmmm, I wonder if any of the right’s Freedumb of Speach essperts are going notice that this actually is a case of the government trying to silence a private citizen. Anyone??

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      I think people are starting to realize that when conservatives use to scream about the big government going after average citizens, they were actually projecting their own wet dreams.

    • kaydenpat

      Nope. Ms. Hill is too dark and liberal to be protected.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        “Citizen, you say? How do we know she wasn’t born in Kenya?”

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    “This is my best friend, Tom. I mean, Tim.”

    I don’t generally like to speak ill of other women, but Sarah sure has a face like the back of a shovel.

    • Edith Prickly

      She looks like Mike in drag.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        She kinda is Mike in drag…

    • She makes me ashamed of being a woman…
      …who wants to punch her teeth down her throat and stomp on her face.
      Figuratively speaking.

    • BosGrl

      It’s because of who she is inside… it shows on the outside.

    • coozledad

      She was born for farmin’. Bred to be a good solid woman who could hitch a team and knock a fool down. But the PR people dressed her up and took her to town.

      Sarah Sanders is “Spook’em” in White Acres.

    • kaydenpat

      She’s ugly inside and out. And she’s a skilled liar as well. Doesn’t even flinch when she tells a whopper — just like the good Christian she is.

  • OrG

    Don’t wanna be called a white supremacist?
    Don’t fucking act like one.

  • jaspersdad

    Why does the WH hate free speech?

    • kaydenpat

      Funny how the rest of the journalists didn’t jump up and ask that question of Sanders Huckabee when she advocated for Ms. Hill’s termination.

  • BadKitty904
    • OrG

      Prison cell?

      • Roadstergal

        I’ll happily leave him alone if he retreats to one of those for the rest of his life.

    • Stulexington

      You’d think the White House would be the perfect place for that.

  • Jack Had A Permit

    Does that mean Donnie’s ‘You’re Fired’ for tweeting that Obama was a racist a while back? Just asking.

  • kittygrrl

    Ms. Hucksterbee Sanders obviously doesn’t understand the irony of her statement that name calling equals being fired as her boss has name called almost everyone on the planet including calling Obama a racist. Double irony there that a racist birther would call the man he accused of being un-American a racist. We’ll just call a spade a spade-Ms. fake christian Sanders is a LIAR. A pathetic unrepentant LIAR.

    • OrG

      To be fair,psycho sarah doesn’t understand a lot.

      • kittygrrl

        She’ll understand the subpoena from Mueller.

    • Jack Had A Permit

      I think “Crazy Mika”, “Lyin’ Ted”, “Pocahontas”, “Cryin’ Chuck”, et al would agree with this sentiment.

      *edit* Left out the most important example, “Crooked Hillary”. Guy’s got a million of them, shame all of them are lame.

      • cmd resistor

        Not to mention Crooked Hillary and LIttle Marco.

        • Jack Had A Permit

          Ooops, edited for ‘Crooked Hillary’ while you were posting this. Yeah, thelist goes on with this guy.

          • cmd resistor

            I remember my elderly mom watching him on TV and saying, Now let’s not have this name calling.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          OK, but Little Marco is technically true. The guy is like a foot tall.

      • Ωbjectifier

        “Fapin’ Ted”

        • Jack Had A Permit

          I’ll take ZEG Ryan ftw!

    • kaydenpat

      Conservatives have no credibility when it comes to free speech issues. Their hypocrisy is over the top. Trump demanding anyone be fired for exercising their free speech rights when that is how he won his current position is breathtakingly hypocritical.

  • Joe Beese

    Breitbartians (rhymes with “Martians”) no likee amnesty for sub-whites!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9246344183a75d4c1d4ac24f0cfe81920936f137e8ad6ee30e8ed55870127318.png

    • kaydenpat

      Great to see the good folks on the Right tearing themselves apart because Trump won’t agree to kick out hundreds of children who did nothing wrong except to be born to foreign parents. /s

  • Proud Liberal

    Fuck racists. This shit has to stop!

    • Parakeetist

      Yay-men.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Not true about being fired if conservative. ESPN let Curt Schiller says nasty things several times before firing his deadbeat ass.

    • Yeah, he really pushed the envelope.

    • jesterpunk

      There you go with your liberal facts, you need to use Trumpiness.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqOTxl3Bsbw

      • Stulexington

        Is that like truthiness, only more emotional and less fact based because Trump can’t even manage truthiness?

        • jesterpunk

          “Truthiness has to feel true, but Trumpiness doesn’t even have to do that,” he explained. “In fact, many Trump supporters don’t believe his wildest promises, and they don’t care.” He cited the border wall as an example.

          “If he doesn’t ever have to mean what he says, that means he can say anything,” Colbert said. “Here’s the deal: Truthiness was from the gut, but Trumpiness clearly comes from much further down the gastrointestinal tract.” He wrapped up with a genuinely good summation of Trump’s base of support, a reminder of why his Colbert Report faux pundit persona was so effective: “And that is why I believe Donald Trump is a leader for our times: an emotional megaphone for voters full of rage at a government that achieves nothing, an economic system that leaves them behind, and politics that elects people unfit for the job. And if you don’t share their feeling that you don’t recognize your country anymore, trust me, if Trump wins, you will.”

    • Finnibar87

      Schilling got fired pretty much for being an asshole.

      • FlownΩver

        After he OxyCleaned that blood out of his sock nobody had much use for him anyway.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I can’t even begin to count the number of times the employees of Fox called Obama a racist against white people, on air!

    • Parakeetist

      Approximately two jillion and five.

    • jesterpunk

      IS it ∞?

    • Finnibar87

      Obama and his deep seated hatred for whitey was the tone of most Fox news for 8 years, it seems.

      • kittygrrl

        As was Faux Spews deep seated hatred for a black president they were convinced was illegitimate, and now that their president has been exposed as an illegitimate puppet of Putin, their How Dare They indignation is laughable.

    • kaydenpat

      And how many Republican politicians disrespected him without suffering any consequences.

      • Roadstergal

        YOU LIE!11!!!!

      • Finnibar87

        All of them, Katie!

    • Arolpin

      Someone needs to do a super-cut of that, and every time one of the fucking RWNJs brings it up, just post the clip. It will be especially schadenfreudey when the person screaming, “Fire the terrible ESPN woman” is included on the tape talking about how racist Obama is, especially when they are still employed by Faux Nooz.

    • Jack Had A Permit

      Hell, Donnie himself called Obama “racist” in at least one tweet. It was mentioned in a WAPO oped yesterday.

  • Ωbjectifier

    Suckabee, as a gov’t official, calls for her to get fired. That may actually be a 1st amendment violation, no?

  • BadKitty904
    • Jack Had A Permit

      The Statue of Liberty? Really? Your ‘cosmopolitan mentality” is showing. . . whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean. I don’t know, I don’t speak racist prick.

      • Roadstergal

        Something something surrender monkey French statue something immigrants.

        • Jack Had A Permit

          . . . Something “BUILD THE WALL’. . . something, something, *groan*

      • ariel_gee_398

        I don’t take advice from some French lady. I follow the bible, the way the Founding Fathers intended.

        • Jack Had A Permit

          But the founding fathers were ‘added later”, so they obviously don’t count #logick #howdoesitevenwork

      • Molon Labe

        The Statue of Liberty is racist?

        • Jack Had A Permit

          Steve Miller is. The statue knows no race, color or creed. The statue only knows that it is better off being a statue.

    • HellhathnofuryDemme
  • jesterpunk
    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      :(

    • kittygrrl

      RIP Grant Hart. Troy Gentry, Don Williams, Grant Hart. You’ll have plenty of good company with Heaven’s Angel Choir. Thanks for all the good music.

    • SayItWithWookies

      Sad to hear — Husker Du was an indelible part of my musical education.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Once night in NYC, I witnessed the Replacements opening for Husker Du. Both were at the heights of their musical powers. I just got a chill thinking about it. It was one of those nights where you are sure that nowhere else on Earth is there music this powerful being played. Just got a chill thinking about it.

  • Royal Ugly Globalist Dude

    To be fair, I would also rather listen to Tom Scott than Tim Scott:
    https://youtu.be/oFMeIMk7Xko

    • georgiaburning

      The LA Express

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Since when is it a crime to say the actual truth in public? Every word of her tweets was entirely correct. Dolt 45 is stupid, a white supremacist, a hater, and the worst president of anyone’s lifetime. That conservatives refuse to acknowledge any of this isn’t Jemele Hill’s problem. It’s theirs.

  • weejee

    From MPS, the Possum Princess many have some legal problems over this.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      The law was expanded to include the executive branch in 2012. Wonder why the Republican congress decided to do that??

  • SayItWithWookies

    Good for Jemele for not apologizing for the statements she made, just that they reflected on ESPN. Oh, and ESPN — her tweets did not reflect poorly on you. Caving to the fascist bigot in the White House would do that.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Bingo. ESPN comes out looking subservient to fascism.

  • Treehopper1104

    Are there even three different women in that Hannity pic? They all look remarkably alike.

    • Proud Liberal

      All Fox News blondes are mindless idiots.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        The hiring process is less than perfect, seeing as some actually objected to being used as sex blow up dolls by various male Faux Noise personalities.

    • TJ Barke

      They’re clones.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      It looks like a pic on how they age. Depressingly in their sixties they will look like Hannity.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      All dressed up and no one to lynch.

  • bubbuhh

    Posted this last night in another place. Worth posting again, I think.

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders confuses bein Trump’s Press Canary with being The Massa’s Overseer

    Calls on ESPN to whip their uppity employee, Jemele Hill. ESPN goes all wishy-washy, but doesn’t oblige the WH. Rest of the journalistic community who’z not beancounters, toadies or lawyers goez, “Nuh-uh, Sarah! You go, Miz Jemele! You tell it like it iz!

    Sports Illustrated (Say, whut?!?!) carries excellent editorial Peter Zengering teh whole shootin match! Written by Charles P. Pierce. Read it for the good of your heart!

    https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/09/13/jemele-hill-espn-donald-trump-white-supremacist-statement

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Charlie is a national treasure.

      • Proud Liberal

        He really is.

  • Jeffery Campbell

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a fireable offense. She the poster girl.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The Three Brides of Hannity

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    In her tweets, Hill wrote that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”

    Sweetie, remember Trump likes to believe he is the greatest. Here is what you should have written: “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of all time!!!! MAGA!!!”
    The Blacks LOVE Trump!!!!

    • Arolpin

      Trump is truly superlative. He’s the biggest asshole, the most incompetent, the greatest failure ever in American politics. Really, really, bigly unpresidented!

  • Jim QuinnX

    Day after day, Trump works hard demonstrating that whites aren’t supreme at anything. Doesn’t that satisfy you uppity librulz?

  • bbayliss
  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • jesterpunk

      IOKIYAR?

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        I had to look that up. I’m so old….

    • Roadstergal

      I never thought it would be possible to libel actual sacks of feces, but there you go.

    • Jack Had A Permit

      Yes he did. Lock up your daughters, DC No, seriously, lock up your daughters, the Nuge likes ’em young..

    • Jennaratrix

      Well, but he didn’t have a job to be fired from, so…

      • Jack Had A Permit

        Maybe he should be fired from society?

        • Jennaratrix

          From your lips to etc.

      • Mr. Blobfish

        I would say he should be forced to play Native America casinos and county fairs for the remainder of his days, but, you know, how is that different?

        • Jennaratrix

          I’m not sure why you want to punish the patrons of Native American casinos and county fairs. What have they ever done to you?

    • kittygrrl

      Maybe someone should bring that up at today’s PC with Ms. I cannot tell the truth Hucksterbee.

    • Jim QuinnX

      Sack o’shit libelz!

    • TJ Barke

      I think you mean pantload of shit.

    • coozledad

      He was programmed for an early death, but he slid on his own shit and halfass guitar playing into a stack of fourteen year old boys’ money.

      That’s one of the primary evils of doofus Capitalism: life extension for the worst among us.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      And to think, Anthony Bourdain has sat down for a pleasant dinner with both this turdweed and with Barack Obama. Strange world.

    • Bright Bart

      yes, ted nugent is also committed to positive race relations. That is probably what he and the Trumpkin talked about.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He’s on the Board at the NRA.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Don’t these people have anything better to do…oh, right.

  • Bright Bart

    ooh ooh an expert panel of three blondes and a fat kid.
    Be still my heart!

    • ariel_gee_398

      Three Blondes and a Little Baby was, for obvious reasons, a box office flop and the last film in the series.

      • jesterpunk

        They tried to revive the series with 3 Nazis and a baby though. That is doing really bad and the scripts are so unbelievable.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          WERE so unbelievable.

          • jesterpunk

            Sadly the series is still going on, hopefully it is cancelled soon.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            No, I mean it’s 100% believable now.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      He’s not fat, he’s, uh, jolly.

  • jesterpunk
  • WotsAllThisThen

    In Trump’s Art of the Deal, he emphasizes that if you ever find yourself in a business meeting with a blah person, you should always open by saying, “I’m committed to positive race relations.” Don’t worry about getting the name right, you probably won’t meet him again anyway.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    HOW DARE THIS WOMAN SPEAK TRUTH ABOUT DONALD!

    WE ARE OUTRAGED!

  • BadKitty904

    Semi-OT: Your Tax Dollars Not at Work…

    How the Federal Government Abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education Decision
    http://hechingerreport.org/how-the-federal-government-abandoned-the-brown-v-board-of-education-decision/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=d72b3c2af4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-d72b3c2af4-296191149

    It’s illegal to run schools designed to keep out black students, but the Department of Justice is letting districts get away with it

    • jesterpunk
    • Roadstergal

      And if it ever goes to court – well, Gorsuch, like Scalia, is an ‘originalist.’ There is no internally consistent theory of ‘originalism’ that is compatible with the majority decision in Brown vs Board of Education.

      Of all of the consequences of the 2016 shitstorm, Gorsuch is the worst. We can’t undo his appointment. He’s there until he dies. And he will help the Supreme Court dismantle protections for all the nonrich nonwhites; he will help keep money in politics; he will help keep black and latino people out of the voting booth. We are truly ratfucked.

      • BadKitty904

        Gorsuch and Scalia are nothing compared to what Trump and GOP Congress will pack the SCOTUS with if WE don’t break their death-grip on American government ASAP.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      This is what created the “Moral Majority”…Jimmy Carter telling “Christians” that there would be no tax exemption for their Snowflake Academies.

      • BadKitty904

        It was un-American then and it’s un-American now.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “Tom Scott” – I just can’t even…

    • TundraGrifter

      “And this is my great personal friend – known him a long time, just a terrific guy. Very intelligent. And he’s very supportive of me and my programs. Here’s….what’s your name again?”

    • georgiaburning

      Sax player one, black guy the other, easy mistake for a moran

      • Lance Thrustwell

        He was the one of the workin’-est smooth L.A. studio guys for a while there in the 70s.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      If only there was something that made him unique . . .

    • Mehmeisterjr

      How did Trump leave out the Uncle part?

    • NotDarkYet

      “They all look the same … why not call ’em all by the same name … something short, something I can easily remember? Tom! Tom, it is!”

  • ariel_gee_398

    Any reason Melon’s fashion choices of late seem to veer towards “Dictator-lite”? Is it to placate Donald? An expression of her own power and authority? So. many. questions. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd71e32d6098ff78a0840990323ed7b269385e17d37f235661a399f7d62ee4e0.jpg

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Mao jackets suit her.

    • Jack Had A Permit

      I see he’s still marketing that ugly hat he sells for forty bucks a pop online. Shame is as alien a concept to him as is natural skin tone.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I, alone in this liberal cesspool, like the way she dresses. Also, military-style coats are kind of in now (along with sports-inspired stuff, which I would never wear).

      • Jack Had A Permit

        I’m with you. I could really care less about what she wears. I’ve got more important things to focus on.

      • ariel_gee_398

        I don’t dislike it, I just thought her previous fashion choices were somewhere along the continuum between classic (inauguration day, for example) and standard younger wife of a rich older man, and this is very different. I wondered what spurred the change.

        Michelle Obama made a lot of political statements through her wardrobe, so I’m really curious if this is an intentional move or just following fashion trends.

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          I think it’s part trend and part practical. She didn’t want everyone to freak out about her being dressed too fancy (I think the stiletto heels thing was a touch hysterical, since she was just getting on a plane, not literally about to hand out relief supplies), but doesn’t want to wear gray sweats, either.

          And I LOVED her inauguration outfit. Many of my FB friends hated it, but every time I see photos of it, I love it more.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I liked the inauguration outfit, but I thought it was a little too literal an interpretation of Jackie Kennedy. Almost like a costume. Unlike Kellyanne, which was literally a costume.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            But other than the white gloves, it wasn’t like Jackie’s outfit. Jackie’s inaugural outfit (at least, what she wore outside) was a wool coat with enormous buttons and a fur collar, and a pillbox hat. She also carried a mink muffler. I thought the outfit Melania had one was a throwback piece, but not literal enough to be a rip-off.

            And the coat Kellyanne wore – I feel like almost anyone else in the world could have made that work. She’s just such a hag that she can’t wear anything and not look horrible.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Kellyanne’s personality shines through, no matter what she wears.

          • sgt. jmk of the résistance

            I agree with you about the inauguration outfit – she looked lovely in it, also too.
            She’s made some very nice fashion choices (there was a yellow sundress-type outfit a little while ago that made me covetous), but the problem is how she accessorizes.
            He will make ANY outfit look awful.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            Some of her weirder choices (like a coat she wore in Europe or something) are even to my liking. But then again, I really adore Gucci (even though I think the coat was Dolce & Gabbana), so I might have weird taste.

            But you’re right – Trump can’t wear anything right. I can’t tell if he just refuses to have a proper tailor or if his body is just so strange that there’s no dressing it. But it must pain Melania to see him walk into a room, for many reasons.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Her husband looks like he’s on his way down to the Piggly Wiggly to pick through the marked down fruits and vegetables.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Ironic because he looks like picked-through marked down meat.

      • ariel_gee_398

        “Sandy, can you call Mrs. Peters? Her husband is here fondling the day-old bread and cantaloupe again.”

      • NotDarkYet

        In a former life, I had been roped into advising a fairly … ahem … rotund gentleman regarding his sartorial choices. He was built like Trump but had less money and was a lot nicer.

        His initial instinct was to buy things that kinda hung off him like a garbage bag. See that windbreaker Trump’s wearing in pic above. He thought wearing fitted jackets and other tops/shirts etc would draw people’s attention to his belly area.

        It took a lot of convincing him to get him to try a fitted jacket that was tailored specifically for him (yes, those things are a bit more expensive than just plucking some shit off the rack in the big and tall department), but the immediate wow! effect was pretty amazing. He actually looked slimmer, trimmer, and certainly much more professional! (btw: the same goes for plus-sized women: a well-fitting outfit is much better than some mu-mu shower curtain).

        So, I don’t know what Trump or his advisors are thinking here; it can’t be lack of money that keeps Trump from wearing really shape-fitting outfits.

        • Riley Whodat Venable

          You can’t buy taste.

          • NotDarkYet

            True dat.

            But considering how vain Trump is, one would think the desire to look slimmer and more put-together would override his general taste-less-ness?!

          • Ms.Moon

            That would cost money and he’d have to listen to someone who wasn’t Donald Trump you’d have more success herding cats.

        • aureolaborealis

          I think for an ‘adviser’ to be effective, their subject must be advisable.

        • Mr. Blobfish

          You can’t advise Trump. That’s the problem.

          • NotDarkYet

            Well, you could, until someone else comes along who gives different advice; then YOUR advice is somehow wiped from his memory bank …

    • Panika MCD

      she’s doing her best impression of Jackie O!

    • kareemachan

      Always with the sunglasses….. Is that to hide any bruises?

      • ariel_gee_398

        Or so we can’t see when she rolls her eyes at him.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        Maybe she’s prohibited from looking directly at him?

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Hitlery bought up all the Mao jackets. Dictator-Lite is all that was left.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    When some people say she would have been fired if she were a conservative and said that about a liberal politician….

    You know what? They might have a point. Maybe she would have. But then again…

    Exactly what would constitute plausible mirror-image versions of her statements? You can’t just substitute “black” for “white.” Try it – it doesn’t really make sense anymore.

    So is this critique valid at all? Or fundamentally flawed?

    • jesterpunk

      Its flawed, the example they bring up is Curt Shilling but he was warned multiple times before being fired because he wouldn’t stop. This was her first “offense” and first warning.

      • Roadstergal

        And Curt Shilling’s warnings didn’t come from Obama’s fecking press secretary!

      • Jinx! (See below)

      • bubbuhh

        Besides, Schilling is an ackshull bigotard lyin sack of shit who was makin false statements cuz that’s what bigotards do.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Like when Donnie was fired from NBC for calling Obama a racist?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Or everyone at Fox News? Remember how empty their news room was every day since 2009?

        • ariel_gee_398

          It’s been devoid of sentient humans for a lot longer than that…

    • The Schilling debacle would be the closest to the reverse happening. He had to say some douchy things a couple of times before he got fired.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Jamele should have said it was a joke, like Witchdoctor Obama with a bone thru his nose or a watermelon patch on the White House lawn.

    • Arolpin

      No, because it’s true. Stand behind true statements, restate them more loudly and in more venues. Don’t be like the Drumpfistas who lie as easily as they breathe.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      “I’m sorry if this offended you.”

      • TJ Barke

        That’s the ticket!

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Tim Scott is clearly throwing down a gauntlet of sorts in front of Justin Trudeau, Our Sexy PM of the Brightly Patterned and Highly Visible Socks.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I look forward to the sock-off.

  • I’m sorry but first things first…

    Did anyone ask that Gooberbilly if she could name just one branch of the Government?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/409a4626f0cebde06d6d883205238a24e7260d57e6a60305d0c92a41d2e08f88.png

    • Molon Labe

      Branches of government? ..way to complicated.
      Political views reside in race, sex and party affiliation.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Is they a Good Christian?

        • Molon Labe

          Oh shit. I forgot religion.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        You got yer county, of course, and you got yer state, and you got the goddamn Federal guvrmint.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        But it’s the DEMOCRATS who need to get away from “identity politics”.

    • Wild Cat

      a) Need. More. Factories. For. People. To. Put. Widget. A. Into. Widget. B. From. Age. 18. Until. Age. 65. Then. Pension.

      or:

      b) We really need to finally start investing in education and family support instead of war upon war upon war.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The amazing thing is that these people consider themselves to be “Constitutional Christians” or something equally inane.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Well there’s the Federal branch that wants to steal my GUNS, and then there’s the STATE’S RIGHTS branch (READ THE TENTH AMMENDMENT!!!), and my county branch steals my property to pay for schools for the poor people.

  • bbayliss
    • Thiazin Red

      I did pretty well because the KKK headlines generally were written at a higher reading level.

    • That’s my FB/Twitter game, where whenever someone says something about blacks/Latinos/LBGT folks, you cross out the identifier and write in Jew or Jews. If it sounds like something Hitler would say, congratulations! You win! Also, you’re a fucking Nazi, racist Uncle George.

  • Upright Ape

    Jamele Hill gonna be my next wife……to be followed by Kamala Harris. I’m starting to lose count, but that’s fewer than Richard Pryor’s seven.

    • Nyumbu

      Move to Southern Utah and you can have all of them, Katie.

  • Weird Fishes

    Jesus, what a Barbie Panel.

    • Panika MCD

      Ken’s invitation was lost in the mail.

  • Joe Beese
  • Panika MCD

    were all those FAUXNews white man people fired for saying their white supremacisty thoughts into the microphones on the teevee machines? no. were they fired for being fucking creepers on their female colleagues? no. were they fired because it got out that they were total creepers to their female colleagues? DING DING DING! they were fired because their ACTIONS made their network LOOK BAD. not for anything they thought or did, but because of the network’s image. did Hill have to apologize and delete her tweets for accidentally making her network look bad? YES. and how is that even fair? I know that white supremacists think getting their feefees hurt for being told it’s not nice to hurt others is traumatizing, but SERIOUSLY what better example of white supremacy do you need than someone thinking that their feelings being hurt is worse than other human beings actually being hurt?

  • “When fascism comes to America, it will always look like it just bit into a lemon.” Without going all “You’d be prettier if you smiled more, darlin'” on SHS, there’s something off about a person in what is essentially a PR job constantly glaring and scowling at the press. Like, you can clearly hear her inner monologue via her facial expression, and it’s “I’d like to set every one of you fuckers on fire and piss on the ashes”.

    • People from the South scrunch up their faces when they a hear somethin’ don’t sound rite

      • I live in south Louisiana and I’ve never seen anyone make the bitter, haggard facial expressions that Sarah Huckabee Sanders does. Perhaps it’s the result of a steady diet of deep-fried squirrel and baptism pool water.

  • Jack Had A Permit

    Since the administration is signalling that they want to “evaluate” their “relationship with the African-American community”, I have taken it upon myself to begin a lengthy evaluation of my relationship with Jennifer Connelly. That should be just as productive and reach an an almost identical conclusion.

  • fawkedifiknow

    In the statement that accompanied the picture, the White House referred to Tim Scott as “Tom Scott,”

    It’s a little surprising they didn’t say “Uncle Tom Scott.”

    • kaydenpat

      Lol!!! You know that’s what they were thinking though.

    • Glad I checked first, I was about to make this joke.

  • SayItWithWookies

    O/T — Paul Ryan giving a press conference — trying to sound jolly and minimizing an agreement on DACA from under the bus is pretty damn amusing. “There is no agreement — there was a discussion.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Well, this is pretty much Donald’s talking point. Doesn’t want to piss off the dumbasses too much, and Seb is backing him, while Ann Coulter is talking pitchforks and torches.

      • SayItWithWookies

        Ryan was trying very unsuccessfully to sound like he was a participant and/or somehow in charge when he was just catching up to what Donnie had talked about with Chuck and Nancy. His part seems to be insisting that a border security component be added.

    • Turkis

      Paul Ryan is the worst Speaker of the House in modern history. Has a majority in both houses and the White House, but still can’t get anything done!

      On the other hand, Nancy is showing off why she was one of the best Speakers in modern history… because she’s still doing it. She’s the Shadow Speaker!

      • SayItWithWookies

        Yeah, it would only take Ryan a quarter of a testicle to tell the Freedom Caucus to fuck off forever, but he’d rather accomplish nothing. Meanwhile, watching Nancy Pelosi go over is head is a delight.

  • Nyumbu

    So, just to be clear, this means that ESPN does NOT believe that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” Or that his “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” or that Trump is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
    I would stop watching ESPN except that I already don’t watch it, never have, probably never will, so my threat carries about as much weight as the time I boycotted iceberg lettuce.

    • kaydenpat

      ESPN doesn’t have to take a stance on Trump one way or the other. I’m glad that they’re not caving into Rightwing pressure to fire Ms. Hill.

  • theblackdog

    What’s funny is the people who scream FREE SPEECH for Milo and PewDiePie are awfully silent about Jemele Hill. I wonder why that is…

    *sips tea*

    • kaydenpat

      Hmmmm. I wonder why.

    • janecita

      I’m so proud of myself, I actually know about PewDieDie!
      Yay, I’m not un-hip!

      • Arolpin

        Ugh, PewDieDie! I’m trying to gently tell my 11-year-old twins WHY they shouldn’t watch his videos without getting into exactly how racially offensive his statements are. Especially since their best friends are African-American twins who live the next block over, and who have had to deal with racist statements even in our decidedly upper-middle-class, liberal suburb.
        At this point I’m hoping that Arron & Logan Paul say something terrible, so I can ban their videos too.

        • Turkis

          All I know is that PewDiePie was a guy who posted his gaming videos on YouTube. Had to look him up and I’m surprised he’s gotten away with all the crap he’s done. I’ve seen other channels get shut down by YouTube for the exact same things he’s pulling.

          • Arolpin

            Before he went full-Nazi, he was actually engaging as YouTube stars go. I don’t really get the point of that whole YouTube star universe, because I are A Oldz, but part of parenting is trying to figure out what media your kids consume.
            I’m not sure if I’m more upset about him or the guy who created Minecraft becoming another alt-right, MRA enema bag.

        • janecita

          Both my kids hate him. They think that he is an idiot.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I was attacked on Twitter for suggesting that PewDieDie is a racist asshat who should be fucked sideways with a rocket launcher.

        Didn’t get that being fucked sideways with a rocket launcher (a staple of one person shooters) is pretty much impossible.

      • Old Nick

        PewDiePie, I think not PewDieDie, for all the big diff it makes

    • HellhathnofuryDemme

      Sorry, I’m kinda old.
      Is PewDiePie one of those “hippity-hoppity” guys?

      • theblackdog

        He’s a prolific YouTuber who got famous for doing videos where he streamed himself playing video games while screaming at weird times. He’s also gotten into trouble for making anti-semitic and racist jokes but every time he does, his fanbase freaks the hell out and screams FREE SPEECH!

        • HellhathnofuryDemme

          Thanks!

  • Viktor

    If he could Trump would fire all his haterz. He’s treating the presidency like an episode of the Apprentice. Pres Trump fires the whole world, news at 11

  • OT, but cool: Now here’s a guy who’s not afraid of failure. Gotta hand it to him…

    https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/9/14/16306224/spacex-blooper-reel

    • Arolpin

      That is cool. I’m an admitted Elon Musk fanboy, but I LIKE that he’s not afraid to fail, and not afraid to publicize his failures. He still fails at a remarkably low rate for the shit he’s doing. (And yes, I want a Tesla. No, I’m not going to buy a Model 3. I want them to come out with a new Roadster.)

    • Perfect musical accompaniment.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Also in that photo with “Tom” Scott, Donald is seen wearing a navy jacket with black slacks.

    This is unspeakably tacky. I learned at a very young age from my totally-non tacky hillbilly father that one DOES NOT DO THIS.

    • SayItWithWookies

      I didn’t even notice that, though I did notice that Sen. Scott was rockin’ some flashy socks and that Assmouth looks so dumpy next to him.

    • kaydenpat

      You would think that Ivanka could coordinate his clothes better than that. Sheesh!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        They’re out of garanimals tags.

      • Well, I’ve seen the clothes she “designs”, so I’m thinking she doesn’t exactly have an eye for style either.

    • Alan

      Glad someone else noticed that.

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      It’s still better than seeing him in tennis whites.

    • Nyumbu

      Your hillbilly father also probably taught you that the tip of your tie should not point directly at your dick and that a duck’s ass hairdo was strictly for hoods.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      I think he probably just sharted the pants that the jacket and those were the only other ones handy.

    • marxalot

      When mixing separates, it’s: black slacks, gray jacket, jfc the Wig should really watch those videos GQ insists on producing for him.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      It’s not even that it’s just a jacket… a blazer would have been wrong but not all THAT wrong, but this stupidity is the freaking top half of a suit.

    • Spurning Beer

      I think you’re missing the point. Two Scoops has given documented proof that he DOES NOT SEE COLOR!

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      Want to bet he has on brown tassel loafers?

  • Paperless Tiger

    When Trump says blacklist, he ain’t kidding.

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    “While the President has many racist friends, and he has hired self idetified white nationalists, he himself does not self identify as a white supremacist so I belive Miss Hill technically incorrect”
    — Presidential Spokesperson An Outhouse.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Huckabee Sanders is Silver Dollar City in pearls.

      • mancityRed6

        I know Silver Dollar City. I’ve been there multiple times (it was three hours away), she is no Silver Dollar City.

        • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

          Ha! I admittedly haven’t been there in over 25 years. But I do recall it being pretty hillbilly (Maybe not as hillbilly as Dogpatch USA…).

          • I saw a gunfight there. Rough neighborhood.

          • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

            Their train gets robbed at least 10 times a day.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Also, please ignore that he has said many obviously white supremacist things in the past, and has taken white supremacist actions in the past. Thank you!”

    • NotDarkYet

      It’s the best kind of incorrect!

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Ironic that ESPN apologized. Back before they were the All Takes Matter network, they probably would have just ignored the wingnuts.

  • mancityRed6
    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      That’s because conservatives love trying to get people fired.

      • H0mer0

        then claim that we don’t want to work and want free stuff.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Because I didn’t say Merry Christmas.

    • Riley Whodat Venable

      At Wal*Mart

      • NotDarkYet

        Lane Bryant.

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    Tim? Tom? They all look the same.

  • Panika MCD

    OT : got an email this morning that someone is interested in meeting Jazzy!

    now anxiously watching my email box to see when they can be introduced. wish the old gal luck!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/770e59c71dce66c136370aeb8368c1e000bc9cdbb4614a12ad8719780da32ca1.jpg

    • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

      yay jazzy!

      as a condition of taking her, you have to make them promise to send you lots of pictures, so you can post them for us.

      ; D

      • Panika MCD

        how about I just make Calliope Jane her own FacePlant account so that you guys can see all the pictures of her?

        (I’m also looking for a little Mr. Mustache kitten….)

    • marxalot

      Those EARS, comrade!

      • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

        they are indeed awesome ears.

    • jesterpunk

      Wait so Jazzy might have a forever home before she gets her cowboy costume? I am ordering that tonight as soon as I get paid.

      • Panika MCD

        IDK! will have to make sure that we get a video of it for you whether she is with me or in her furever home! (APA! will probably get a lot of use out of it. they have found that dressed up dogs find their furever homes faster.) if all else fails, I will get footage of Bo Diddley (my mom’s dog) in it before turning it over for further use.

    • HellhathnofuryDemme

      Best of luck!

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • renegade500

    1. I don’t ever recall Fox getting their panties in a twist whenever Tebow got his politics all up in the football. I don’t understand why, though, so odd.
    2. Tim Scott is rocking some seriously awesome socks!
    3. Hill told the damned truth. That shit stings, I know, but people need to own it.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    So we had an ash blonde, a platinum blonde, and a butterscotch blonde, along with a salt-and-pepper guy. See? Diversity!

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      It looks like they might be slightly different in age.

      • ariel_gee_398

        Or at least Botox levels.

    • Flashman

      Plus, I doubt that any of the carpets match the drapes. They’re part of the Clairol Amnesty program.

      • AmericanAssassinCaptainHowdy

        ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • jesterpunk

    It looks like the Phoenix Motel 6 didnt have approval to work with ICE, or thats what they are now claiming.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/motel-6-admits-immigration-reports_us_59b9e79be4b086432b04471f

    Employees at Motel 6 locations in Phoenix have ceased working with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents in light of a new report that revealed motel staffers were reporting guests who appear to be undocumented immigrants, according to a spokeswoman for the motel chain.

    Raiza Rehkoff, the director of public relations and marketing for the motel chain’s parent company, G6 Hospitality, told HuffPost that staff members were working with ICE without the approval of senior management, but it ended last week when management found out.

    “Regarding recent media story on Phoenix-area location, this was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management,” Rehkoff said in an emailed statement. “When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued. We are currently investigating and will provide more information shortly.”

    Rehkoff did not respond to HuffPost’s questions about whether Motel 6 condemned the employees actions ― i.e., sharing guest information with ICE ― or whether any staff members would face disciplinary actions.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    Thanks Evan.
    As a fellow Southernor we both know that Ms. Huckabee Sanders isn’t threatening Ms Hill because Ms. Hill is Black. It is because Ms. Hill is “Uppity.”
    I do like the fact that Racists now feel safe to expose their racism everywhere.

  • marxalot

    The silence from the usual FREE SPEEACH!1!! crowd has been significant.

    • jesterpunk

      Frozen peaches only means they get to say what they want with no consequences and no one can criticize them ever.

    • Alan

      Only free speech about gawd or dark people is allowed silly.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Yup, it’s crickets from the 1a trolls. Not a one of has bothered to even clear their throat, let alone speak up.

    • georgiaburning

      Make America East Germany Again

  • AmericanAssassinCaptainHowdy
  • Beowoof14

    Hey I’ve been working really hard to get on the WH shit list. It seems my many posts calling Don lots of names on various social media platforms have not been noticed. I will not be ignored. (In my best Glenn Close voice)

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Take that, Republicans!

    Virginia scraps touch-screen voting machines as election for governor looms
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-scraps-touch-screen-voting-machines-as-election-for-governor-looms/2017/09/08/e266ead6-94fe-11e7-89fa-bb822a46da5b_story.html?utm_term=.8d3e9a9045cc

    Concerned about potential hacking two months away from the state’s closely watched gubernatorial election, Virginia’s state Board of Elections voted Friday to replace any touchscreen voting machines before November’s elections.

    • Panika MCD

      I’ve test driven the touch screen machines. the real problem is they require you to use this little credit card thing to log in. that takes too many steps to make it feasible. the lines would be BIGLY LONG!

      • SeeTrain65

        The 2016 Ohio Primary in my little village had a similar thing. The poll worker runs your driver’s license through a card reader attached to a tablet.

        There was only one problem: It didn’t work. The card reader couldn’t read the licenses. ANY LICENSES. The line at the polling station backed up and they had to hand out paper ballots. Jon Husted’s genius at work.

        2016 Ohio General Election: Paper ballots, read through a scanner.

        Final Result: Trump 51.6 percent, Clinton 43.5.

        • Panika MCD

          we just did a library district election with ours, but they used a separate card thing that had to be reprogrammed for each voter. out County Clerk always does the first test on a tiny turnout election because she is not a MONSTER.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Printed bubble-filled paper ballots, returned by mail, work good here…

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Is it just me, or can you tell that Trump is looking past Scott in that photo?

  • proudgrampa

    After all, Racism is as American as Apple Pie and Baseball.

    • NotDarkYet

      It’s baked into the pie one might think.

      • H0mer0

        and when that pie was opened, the dweebs began to sing: “No racist, you’re the racist!”

  • Raan

    “[…]I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make[…]”

    CLEARLY she hasn’t visited our non-comments.

    • Or, y’know, listened to her boss on an average Tuesday.

      • proudgrampa

        Or, y’know, listened to her boss on any day ending in Y.

        Fixed that for you…

      • Raan

        “You will always remember that day as the day I decided to send you back to a country you’ve never known…but for me it was Tuesday.”

    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Don’t just sit there! Help Sarah to the nearest fainting couch!

      • H0mer0

        (misread that as “farting couch.” Any of the couches at my house would work and I only live across the Potomac from them.)

  • Iron Monkey

    “Committed to positive race relations”

    1950s liberals want their vocabulary back.

    • AmericanAssassinCaptainHowdy

      Or maybe Nixonian. CCC was also committed to positive race relations, one imagines, also too.

      • Bitter Scribe

        And you’ll never guess who was coming to dinner!

  • Panika MCD

    OT : University of Kansas art installation really awesome. check it out!

    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2017/sep/12/what-were-you-wearing-exhibit-ku-takes-aim-sexual-/

    • Beanz&Berryz

      Oh my… That’s sobering…

    • janecita

      The little sundresses are beyond sad.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Every fathead who ever asked the question that forms the title of that exhibit should be forced to walk through it.

      • Panika MCD

        one can only hope.

  • Me not sure

    To put this in sports terms, Trump doesn’t appear to like bring mercilessly scored upon. …SWOOSH! …Nothing but net.!

  • Daniel Hooper

    Mean black woman? That’s a jackpot on the average Trump supporter slot machine.

  • bookish

    Morning Brief. THe Center on National Security at Fordham Law.

    CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY RELEASES REPORT ON ISIS PROSECUTIONS IN THE U.S.
    The Center on National Security at Fordham Law School has released its third report in a series on federal prosecutions of individuals accused of ISIS-related crimes. The American Exception: Terrorism Prosecutions in the United States – The ISIS Cases provides a comprehensive snapshot of ISIS prosecutions and pending ISIS-related cases in the U.S. between March 1, 2014 and August 1, 2017.

    The report reveals a number of new trends about the ISIS threat posed within the U.S. since the Center’s last report was published. ISIS cases are more likely to go to trial than federal cases generally, and every case that has been resolved has resulted in conviction. Sentences are comparatively higher in these cases, exceeding the national average by 10 years.

    Terrorism defendants are also significantly younger than typical criminal defendants. They are more frequently American citizens, and are less likely to have spent prior time in prison than their criminal justice counterparts overall. Muslim defendants in ISIS-related cases are increasingly more likely to be converts to Islam. In addition, there have been fewer allegations of interfamilial co-conspirators over time, and fewer incidences of romantic ties among and between co-conspirators.

    A key finding of the report is that although the federal courts have shown a capacity to handle these terrorism cases, the dispositions of these cases remain markedly different from those of U.S. criminal justice prosecutions overall. The reports finds that federal courts seem to have made an exception—one that maximizes the punitive aspect of criminal justice—for these cases, and continue to do so. The report suggests that it is time to acknowledge that terrorism cases have evolved from the prosecutions of complex, sophisticated, trained networks of individuals towards
    individual actors in search of purpose and attention.

    http://centeronnationalsecurity.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=85c3b78d73a97cc0aeb73a203&id=bc52afb48e&e=c6e07fd6d5

  • Flashman

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an ass of herself on Wednesday,…

    In her case, it’s part of a self-improvement program.

    • Alan

      Refreshing.

  • Blackest Noobs

    sigh. just. sigh.

  • Bitter Scribe

    …if he were not white, he never would have been elected.

    The same can be said for 43 out of the 44 other presidents.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Pretty sure that’s a reference to the Ta-Nehisi Coates piece: “Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.” https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/

      • America’s first Just Another White SUPREMACIST President.

        • brucej

          Yes and no. Coates’ piece kinda delves into that…Trump was the first one where explicit, open appeals to white supremacy pretty much is what got him elected.

          All the rest it was just assumed, more or less….I mean Woodrow Wilson certainly didn’t run on the fact that he was a vicious racist, but then he didn’t really have to come out and say it.

          Trump pretty much came out and said it, loud-n-proud.

  • Blackest Noobs

    i thought Omaroswhat’shername is their mean black lady?

    • renegade500

      But it’s okay, because she’s “their” mean black lady.

  • OutOfOrbit

    must be a quiet day at the Wonkette Global HQ!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Sean Hannity sat in on Tomi Lahren’s job interview and asked her “How many words a minute can you type.”

    “I’m sorry sir, I don’t type at all.”

    “So you’re a hunt ‘n pecker then?”

    “Oh no Mr. Hannity, I’m looking for a job.”

    • OutOfOrbit

      OGG!

    • OutOfOrbit

      almost read, “–sat on Tomi Lahren’s face and farted.”

      • Rickyphoo

        I can’t read any more comments because my vision is blurred by tears of laughter!

  • Me not sure

    Note to self: New movie pitch. “Children of the Damned vs. Children of the Con”. IN GLORIOUS COLOR AND 3-D!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a1fce5ea1e210808804a349f04a3425294732f1310e0557b76fbfb946cdca51.jpg

  • No AMNESTY for White “Working Class” Idiots.
    https://media.salon.com/2016/11/trump_baby_king.jpg

    Trump is your baby now

  • Daniel

    I mean, if you want to make this a big deal I suppose you can, it’s just a government official representing the President calling for someone to be fired for expressing their opinion- but it’s not like she was a bleach blond Jim Davidson with a gift card for Accesorize whose invitation to a university had been revoked, or a startled heron in a wig trying to sit on a plane seat SHE PAID FOR. It’s hard to see how this is a free speech issue.

    • HellhathnofuryDemme

      “Startled heron in a wig!”
      Love it!

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Gotta love that Fox diversity panel- Fifty shades of white

    • Jack Had A Permit

      And three degrees of blonde.

    • TundraGrifter

      Vanilla, French Vanilla and Low-Fat Vanilla. Then chunky Vanilla.

  • cmd resistor

    OT: So far the dumbest quote of Trump today — in Florida, addressing first responders:
    “When you think of the incredible power of that storm, and while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number,” Trump said. “People thought thousands and thousands of people may have their lives ended and the number is a very small number, which is a great tribute to you.”

    • IdiokraticCulturalMarxist

      Number is how you feel after you listen to Trump for more than three minutes.

    • Internet Hitler

      He’s always about the ratings.

    • brucej

      What people thought that “thousands and thousands of people may have their lives ended”

      • cmd resistor

        Such a way with words.

      • Mystery_Poster

        His presidency has the biggest numbers for hurricane casualties, much bigger than Obama.

        • brucej

          Unpossible! Remember? Obama was golfing during Katrina!!!!

          • H0mer0

            does anyone ever point out to them in their twitter feed that he wasn’t in the White House?(I don’t have a twitter account since I don’t handle criticism very well (better on Prozac and Wellbutrin but still not with equanimity.)

          • brucej

            Yes they do, but I don’t think it sticks, because I kept seeing that same thing being posted during both recent hurricanes. I tend to stay away from twitter except when Wonkette points me to the funny ones though …

    • TundraGrifter

      Personally, I think this is the dumbest quote for the day (9/14) – at least, so far. It’s just past noon here on the Coast.

      PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said “we have to have a wall. If the wall is going to be obstructed, when we need the funds at a little bit later date — we’ll be determining how much we need — then we’re not doing anything,” when he landed at Fort Myers, Florida to survey the damage from Hurricane Irma. He said Republicans were on board and that “we’ll only do it if we get extreme security … Ultimately we have to have the wall. If we don’t have the wall, we’re doing nothing. … If I don’t get the wall, then we will become the obstructionists.”

      • cmd resistor

        That’s definitely a contender. However, the day is not over. He’s apparently chatting with the press on Air Force One on the way back to DC right now. Who knows what gems he might come up with?

        • TundraGrifter

          I’ll stand by with my Idiot-to-English Google translator.

          • cmd resistor

            In reference to his comments on Charlottesville, “a lot of people are saying and people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump might have a point.”

          • TundraGrifter

            “But, since we have no fucking clue what he said or even what he was trying to say, it would be buried pretty deep.”

          • HooverVilles

            Is it really possible to translate Trump speak into coherent English?
            Just asking.

          • TundraGrifter

            I’ll have to get back to you on that. I’m still working on his announcement that he was running for President.

    • Buzz1313

      When I read Trump’s remarks I’m reminded of Miller Redfield from Murphy Brown…although Trump is no Miller Redfield.

      • HooverVilles

        Ding ding ding.
        I remember Miller Redfield too.
        Fun times they were.
        Now – UGH.

  • chimpevil

    Day in day out, Evan gives us important stories with the requisite amount of snark and monkey poo derision. Can I please have your baby, or at least nominate you for a monkey poo Pulitzer?

    • brucej

      Would that be the “Poolitzer Prize”?

      gdr….

  • The Librarian

    I was not familiar with Ms. Hill and I don’t watch ESPN. Since she didn’t have “ESPN reporter” as part of her handle, am I going out on a limb and suggest her account is a personal one? Where she can say what she wants? My account does not say where I work and I made sure I’m not part of any work List or group. I’m now aware her association with ESPN is what prompted the outrage.
    I’m also as sure that what prompted Sarah Sanders to make that suggestion is that several of the RWNJ that protested at Charlottesville got the boot. The big difference? I don’t see Ms. Hill as menacing anyone, as those asshats did at C’ville.

    • Roadstergal

      Actual Nazis marched in Charlottesville. One of them killed a counter-protester. The president said there were fine people on the Nazi side. Hill pointed out that this is some white supremacist shit – and she’s the bad guy?

      • The Librarian

        Exactly.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        To compound the problem, she’s the bad girl.

        • phoenix00

          > bad black girl

          FTFY

    • Rickyphoo

      My thoughts as well. How is it, Ms. Hill not allowed to express her personal feelings.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        The Dixie Chicks got slammed, but it was by that vaunted base. Radio stations stopped playing them because they were afraid of losing their audience, which had been whipped into a frenzy by right-wing radio. At no time did the Bush administration send out some lickspittle to declare, in the President’s name, that every country station in America should immediately drop the band from their playlists.

    • Meccalopolis

      Calling someone a racist is not racist

  • JohnBull

    I hate it when big government gets in the way of big business.

    • phoenix00

      But dontcha love it whern big government ENABLES big business??

  • thegirlwiththekittentattoo

    Well, you see, she shouldn’t be so uppity. The thing is, there’s a right way and a wrong way to protest and express opinions, and when you’re A Black, any way you chose to exercize your 1st Amendment rights is the wrong way. Tweeting (factually correct) opinions that are critical of Our Preznit is wrong, sitting out of a nationalistic ceremony is disrespectful to our troops (who fought for your right to
    do that), peacefully protesting to get cops to stop extrajudicially executing your children, mothers, husbands, et al, is tantamount to wanting to genocide cops and whites, and petitioning to remove statues of folks who fought to deny your very humanity is erasing history. Because we only learn history from statues of white men. Oh, and vandalism/destruction of property is so very much worse than destruction of (black) human lives.
    It’s perfectly fine for the white house to suggest that an Angry Black Woman be fired for criticizing the prez because she needs to learn her place in this democracy!
    /s[creaming, crying, raging sarcasm]

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/juliareinstein/trevor-noah-tomi-lahren

  • Internet Hitler

    What does a Tv journalist have to do to get fired in this here country? Text photos of their genitals?

    • chicken thief

      I suppose we could ask BillO and that other fucker – Eric Bolling.

      • TundraGrifter

        Mr. Bolling lost his son after losing his job. Let’s lay off him now.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    I know hypocrisy and projection are the Republican Way(c), but for Mike Huckabee’s daughter to be saying this really gets me. By this logic, he should have been sent to Guantanamo for the things he said every day on Fucks’ News about President Obama.

    • HooverVilles

      The Huckster is not the only Trumpite that is covered by this logic. Most if not AOT, K.

      • BreakingDeadMen

        Sure, he’s just the one whose daughter is calling for this.

  • Lefty Wright

    Is it okay for me to use the non-existent Wonkette comments to state Sarah Huckabee Sanders AND her boss should be fired? If not, should I issue my non-apology apology now or just delete the post?

  • chicken thief

    Tim Scott… Tom Scott…. even their names look alike!

    ~ 45

  • brucej

    “Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them.”

    What ESPN MEANT to say…

  • tegrat

    Lets’ just please dispense with this whole “skin in the game” nonsense. Any financial barriers to access to healthcare in the form of deductibles and co-pays have been proven to prevent as much necessary as unnecessary care. What is the point of “skin in the game”? To help you in your quest to become your own doctor? To help you determine the price point at which getting that funny looking mole checked out is maybe worth it? The “skin in the game” argument is pure insanity. More to the point, it’s not necessary for a successful single-payer healthcare financing system.

  • tegrat

    People in Japan, a fairly successful single-payer system, visit the doctor an average of 13 times a year. In fact, the running joke is about two patients meeting (once again) in the waiting room and remarking “where’s so-and-so”? “oh, she’s not here, she’s sick today”…

  • whitroth

    Everything she said is 500% TRUE. No, I’m not going to say where I work, or who I work for, because I want to keep my job (I will say I work for a federal contractor; and that everyone hates Trump).

  • Weird how they are all silent about the white si reporter who not only agreed with her but repeated the tue conviction. Wonder what the difference was….also weird they were MAD when some white cop got talked to for callin obama a muslim nazi gay. Weird

    • HooverVilles

      Ain’t it though?

  • roberteye

    First of all, it appears these once entertaining (as opposed to informative) American taxes supported WH press briefings have degraded down to lackey reporters lobbing softballs to Huckleberry-Sanders to set up pre-fab answers, prolly writ by Stephen Goebbels Miller. The scheme to thrash James Comey is likely in itself obstruction of justice. As for Jemele Hill, apparently white supremacy is bad — till it is called out by those being supremacied against.

    • I think there should be a letter campain saying plainly that white supremacists are bad. A mil or so arriving the same day would be great. 1600 pennsylvania ave washington dc

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    “…race relations” !?!? what is this, 1970 or something?

  • JustDon’tSayDignity
    • JustDon’tSayDignity

      Watch. Someone’s gonna say that should changed to seconds.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And someone else will suggest nanoseconds.

        • JustDon’tSayDignity

          That has happened. And you suggested it at least once, didn’t you?

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Counting this time, yep. Once.

  • Manders

    I’ve never thought much about being a blonde one way or another, but these days I’m very glad my hair still has a healthy dose of red in it.

    Also, SHS’s makeup person must fucking hate her.

    #afternoonlowbloodsugarcattiness

  • bookish

    That photo with Tim Scott shows the hair furor wearing a blue suit jacket with black suit pants. He always looks like a rumpled bed. Another humiliation for the nation.

    • Note the body language, too. Who’s taking the lead in the discussion?

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I went back and looked. My first thought was, “Nah, that’s got to be some weird lighting thing, but, then, I looked at Scott, and, wouldn’t you know it, jacket and pants match.

      Did he piss off Melania, and she refused to dress him that day?

  • Kooolest G

    hopefully trump thought he was actually meeting with TOM scott, the sax player who not only played on wings “listen to what the man said” but also wrote the theme songs for family ties and starsky and hutch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsJ4pALlbEM

  • You know what no one on the right has yet said? That she is incorrect. Funny that

  • Keith Taylor

    I am quite a bit older than Jemele Hill, and Donald Trump without any question is also the most ignorant, offensive U.S. President of MY lifetime. Not wishing to seem as though I am singling out America for criticism, I will state he is very nearly as offensive and disgusting as former Queensland state premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson, down here in Australia, who went to his overdue judgement some time ago. If that implies Joh was more revolting than D.J. Trump, yes, I think he was, by a gnat’s whisker. But less dangerous because he held less power.
    I like Ms. Hill’s outspokenness and truthfulness and think she should be promoted, not fired.
    With regard to Sean Hannity, yes, indeed, great work as always.

  • Tio_Doidinho

    TV is weird. I have a dear HS friend who runs a TV station, and she says she absolutely, positively cannot post political statements online. As far left as her opinions are, her FB feed is largely made up of promo items for her station. Wouldn’t be surprised if ESPN has the same stipulations in their talent’s contracts.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I follow the Twitter feeds of some ESPN people and have been pleasantly surprised how outspoken many of them are. ESPN’s women have to put up with so, so much crap on their E-mail and Twitter. It’s so hideously sexist that two of them made a documentary about it. Sarah Spain and Julie DeCaro filmed a video called #MoreThanMean about the mail they get. It’s absolutely chilling. Some of them ignore the comments, but some fight back and it’s amazing to see. They are behind Jemele Hill and often talk about how her contacts are the worst because they are racist on top of sexist. For anyone who hasn’t seen the video, watch it. It’s less than five minutes long and worth your time.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU-D-m2JY8

      • Tio_Doidinho

        That’s an awesome/severely depressing video. Thanks!

      • SeeTrain65

        A great many of the people at ESPN are very outspoken and deserving of respect. Sarah Spain, Julie DeCaro and Jamele Hill are just three.

        As an organization, though, ESPN doesn’t deserve anyone’s respect. They’re absolutely horrible.

      • Pisto75666

        That’s horrifying!

        And fuck ESPN, also too.

  • javadavis

    On Kapernick’s twitter feed there is a mention of Cleveland cops (he says Cleveland policed department) refusing to ‘help during games’ in protest of several Browns players kneeling during Nat’l Anthem. Protesting a protest, they say – but both sides don’t seem to be equal here. If I understand this, the Browns protested during the Anthem, part of the ceremonial stuff that goes on before they go on the field to DO THEIR JOB. Yes? No? Protesting rogue police actions? And the response is called a protest against that protest, where the police dept (if the twitter guy has it right) refuses to DO THEIR JOB because, um, what exactly? Are they protesting for the right to continue to be (or to work with) rogue cops?
    Apparently, in Cleveland the rogue cops are now the norm. Asking them (by sitting out the anthem) to DO THEIR JOB (by not killing the protesters friends and families without just cause) is just too much for them.
    Have I missed anything?

  • Delu

    THIS Trumpians, if you’re even bothering to listen, is what infringement of 1st amendment rights is like, when Government calls for the removal or silencing of individuals because of their remarks or criticisms.

    Fuck your version of 1st amendment rights where only YOU get to say what you want and no one else can.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Not enough ups for this

    • Buzz1313

      Remember: it’s only an infringement when we call them out on their hateful bullshit.

    • HooverVilles

      IOKiffYAR
      I wish I could give more than one upvote on your comment.

  • Sakonyachen

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45f6e6a4a42ce3b0721cfe1a186059dee9a481951a2735c51723bfe6934ccbae.png

    So maybe it’s not homogenous. He has a five head, a shrunken head, a cobra head, and a he is a shit head. Diversity!

    • teele

      I don’t know how diverse that really is — all three of the “girls” look like they were in hot competition for 4th place in the Miss Alabammy contest 15 years ago. And the gent on the right, sporting a fine example of a circa 1910 “do”, looks like the template for the MC who asked them each for her opinion on World Peace (in front of the audience — he had a different question backstage).

  • HooverVilles

    Hannity assembles a diverse panel of experts to discuss racism.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f6cc7e177ec423ba55f1ae0848b3f1afba371d12d0475e56197354830e47da9.png

    Yep
    1) dark root blonde
    2) dark root blonde
    3) dark root blonde
    4) dark colored graying hair

    Now that’s diversity Hannity style.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    “Before Huckabee Sanders’s comments, several conservative media outlets, including the Federalist, the Daily Caller and Breitbart, wrote strongly worded articles chastising both Hill and ESPN, which some claim would’ve fired her already if she were conservative and said such a thing about a liberal politician.”

    Right, it’s not like any conservative journalist ever claimed Obama was a Kenyan, socialist, Muslim, intent on destroying America from within, or anything like that. Oh, wait…

    • Browncoat Krieger IRL

      Not to mention all the Killary bullshit. Or the fact that cons seem to think that attacking a public figure personally is the same as making valid arguments about their leadership.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I am so sick of these assholes, I can’t even tell you.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        But what about her pantsuits????

  • nightmoth

    (apologies if any alert Wonker has already posted this)
    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Upbraiding the ESPN anchor Jemele Hill for calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Wednesday that “no one has done more than President Trump to prove that white people are not superior.”
    “It’s grossly unfair that Ms. Hill sought to portray Donald Trump as an upholder of white supremacy, when everything he says or does directly undermines that whole concept,” Sanders said. “Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is on some mission to make white people look good hasn’t been paying attention.”
    Sanders urged the ESPN anchor to “do her homework” on Trump before making baseless allegations. “Read his tweets,” she said. “Listen to his speeches. If you still think Donald Trump is trying to prove that white people are superior, I tip my hat to you.”
    Ending on a personal note, Sanders said that she was “a hundred-per-cent sure” that her boss is not a white supremacist. “Donald Trump cannot even spell the word ‘supremacist,’ ” she said.

    • Browncoat Krieger IRL

      Two instances of truth in irony:
      “Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is on some mission to make white people look good hasn’t been paying attention.”
      Because he’s making rich white (or orange) dudes look sooo good right now.

      “Donald Trump cannot even spell the word ‘supremacist,’ ”
      There are a lot of words Cheeto Mussolini can’t spell, especially is the word has more than one syllable.

  • Browncoat Krieger IRL

    You saw it here first folks: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is obviously just her old man in drag.

  • SeeTrain65

    I hold ESPN in as high a regard as I do the Trump Administration. As Trump has destroyed everything good about being a President, ESPN has destroyed everything good about sports.

    Jemele Hill is not only better than the Nacho Cheese Chimp or Sarah Huckafuck Sanders, she’s better than ESPN as a whole.

  • Suttree

    So. I have some super upper rib.t behind my right arm.And another dislocation in between my scapula but a little to the left. My left holder feels the same amd this ,ay help me. I hope!

  • Odewole
  • Brittany Wilkins

    It seems that people are more upset about the comment than the actually proof supporting her comments.

    – Donald Trump did have White Supremacists support his campaign
    – Donald Trump and his supporters are ON THE RECORD for saying or implying really racist or otherwise bigoted stuff against Mexicans, poor black people in the inner cities, and Muslims
    – Donald Trump fed the narrative that Obama was a foreigner
    – Donald Trump advocated for hitting people that protested him at rallies
    – Donald Trump positioned his policies to make White people feel that there racial scapegoats to blame for their economic problems

    I really hate that people just glide over all of that to rage at stupid nonsense. Conservatives say bigoted crap all the time on TV and Twitter while still maintaining their career like Ann Coulter, Milo Y, Bill O’Reilly, and everyone at Fox News.

    SMH. I’m over it

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