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Morning Wonketariat! Here’s some of the things we may be talking about today.

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is righteously pissed at Donald Trump for treating the death of one of her constituents, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, as a chance to attack Barack Obama — and then, only after being called out for his delaying a call to relatives at all. Early this morning, Trump called her a liar in a tweet shortly after she appeared on Morning Joe to criticize Trump’s statement to Sgt. Johnson’s widow. Trump reportedly told the woman “he knew what he signed up for, but when it happens, it hurts anyway,” and tweeted his denial just after Fox and Friends accused Wilson of politicizing the incident. We’re not going to joke about this, but here’s a Go Fund Me Page for a scholarship fund for Sgt. Johnson’s kids.

People are now dragging John Kelly’s late son into the phone calls for fallen heroes debate. Seriously, this shit isn’t funny.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will head to Trump’s White House to have a fancy dinner with Ja-Vanka where they’ll attempt to get her drunk so she’ll say “Yes” to the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy. The Prince and Princess have been trying this tactic for some time, but nobody is calling them back after their dates.

John McCain SAYS he supports the Senate version of budget resolution that would allow the the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy, but that’s also because nobody has actually written a bill yet.

Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul are bitching at each other like an old married couple about supporting the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy, and it’s absolutely amazeballs.

Steve Mnuchin is trying to scare people into supporting the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy by threatening markets will tank if it doesn’t pass, then later stating that it was an “absolute guarantee” that Trump would sign a YUGE tax bill by the end of the year.

It looks like the Murray-Alexander ACA fix is already dead after Republicans started walking away when Trump began bitching.

Trump gave the best speech to the Heritage Foundation last night, belting out timeless hits like “Merry Christmas” and “Ronald Reagan,” plus freedumbs, and moar coal.

John McCain is being a grumpy old man, kicking HR McMaster and Jim Mattis to the curb, and calling Steve Doocy’s kid A Idiot for asking stupid questions during a brief presser.

Deep pocketed Trump donors are looking to punch their way into establishment politics with fat wads of cash, and the Heritage Foundation is considering all sorts of people to lead their little club of lunatics, from Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to hapless hedge fund hick JD Vance.

New FEC disclosures SHOCKINGLY show how much MOAR money people are dumping into Trump properties in an an attempt to buy favors from Trump.

David Zatezalo is Trump’s nominee for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, presumably because he knows how to get foremen and workers to be “You’re Fired” and accused of sexual harassment when they point out OSHA violations.

Over the weekend, a researcher on Trump’s election fuckery commission was arrested for kiddie porn and “You’re Fired,” and now the commissioner is not only denying he is a government employee (because he was just fired), the commissioner is trying to hide a mountain of dirty shit it’s tried to sweep under the rug.

Prince Kushner has “You’re Hired” Charles Harder, that dickhole lawyer who Peter Thiel used to kill Gawker. Has anyone else noticed that Harder seems to show up whenever there’s a sex tape involved?

ICYMI, Trump tried to take credit for ISIS “giving up,” despite the fact that Iraqi and US-backed forces have been doing all the grunt work.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was talking with conservative blowhard Hugh Hewitt when she looked into her crystal ball and said Americans are “going to be begging for four more years of President Trump.” GOD, NO!

Trump’s White House accidentally let slip a bad infographic that alleges a lack of manufacturing jobs leads to an increase in abortions, infertility and spousal abuse. Yes, of course it’s being used for the NAFTA renegotiations.

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! A generic ballot poll suggests that Democrats COULD stomp the shit out of conservatives and cranks next year in the election, BUT DON’T GET COCKY!

Steve Bannon flew to Arizona to whip his sycophants into a frenzy for GOP Senate hopeful Chemtrail Kelli Ward. He bitched about Goldman Sachs (his former employer) and the establishment Republicans who keep his whiskey dick swimming in cash.

Trump is up and tweeting this morning about James Comey in an effort to change the subject.

The great state of Maryland is suing the shit out of Betsy DeVos for trying to scuttle a rule that forced for-profit schools to be less grifty.

A city councilman in Boulder, Colorado, wants to play games with direct democracy by giving voters an app to vote on issues. If you still think this is a great idea, just look at the White House.

A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate, Michael Williams wants to give out bump stocks to show “solidarity with gun owners across the nation” as any talk of regulating firearms gadgets that make weapons shoot faster is “merely cheap political lip service from career politicians.” Bless his heart.

Three Chicago cops involved in that United flight that saw a doctor dragged off the plane have been “You’re Fired” for use of “excessive force.”

Egypt has been using social media photos to stalk and arrest gay people for being gay.

Uber is being driven out of London as officials prefer cabbies with “The Knowledge” more than an app, but many also wonder if this is partly due to anti-immigrant sentiment.

American employees at Facebook and Google worked on a campaign of anti-immigrant election fuckery in in several swing states, but we’re sure Zuckerberg will just deny this too.

A British guy used to be a Nazi, but then he realized that not only was he Jewish, he was also gay. Better late than never.

The neo-Nazi douchebag who organized the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, Jason Kessler, has been arrested for doxxing an activist.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist who helped release the Panama Papers, was killed by a car bomb, and her murder is raising questions about how dangerous it is to be a reporter today.

US giant robot manufacturer Megabots beat Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry during the worlds FIRST first giant robot fight! USA! USA USA!! [Full Video]

And here’s your late night wrap-up!
The Daily Show talked about Mitch and Donald’s bad marriage; and Jordan Klepper had Citizen Journalist Laura Grey dig into Oklahoma’s big oil brainwashing in public schools.

And here’s your morning Nice Time! Lion cubs!

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  • TJ Barke

    Worst pregnancy ever.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      And like with so many other nightmare pregnancies, all we can say is, “When will this ever end?!!?!”

  • armed_bears
    • Nounverb911

      AOT,K.

  • Nounverb911
  • Oblios_Cap

    Hooray!

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911

    There’s gonna be a lot of this today.
    https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/920620878173495296

    • little miss high and mighty

      “Ma, line us up another one!”

    • “I originally was gonna take my tiger for a walk but decided to take malign.

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • Rocket Pony Ron

    Agenda’s late, recycling truck’s early. Should I be this worried?

    • Anna Elizabeth

      My hot water is on, and so is the Fire Alarm. It must be Hump Day.

      • Ill_Used_Floppy_Disk

        Senior Discount Day!

  • Oblios_Cap

    Both Graham and Paul played golf with President Donald Trump on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

    Worst weekend evah!

  • MrTusks

    Say what you will about Harder and Thiel, but killing Gawker was a righteous cause.

    • Nounverb911

      FUN Fact: Many years ago Gawker used to own the Wonkette!

      • MrTusks

        Then it’s not a coincidence that present day Wonkette gives me just what Gawker did back in the day before they became the liberal version of Fox News.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I am genuinely torn about it. Still haven’t forgiven them for that gross story about the guy whose brother was famous who was being extorted by a hustler.

      • MrTusks

        Or when they outed that private individual for no reason other than the video would get hella clicks.

    • TJ Barke

      Mixed bag at best.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      No, it wasn’t.

    • bupkus231

      Never really knew Gawker – but it fries my shorts that Hulk Hogan benefited from that suit…

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Only in Twitler’s America could anyone think that getting coal for Christmas is a good thing.

  • Nounverb911
  • little miss high and mighty

    60% of the electorate just voted for rwnjobbery the other day.
    Wheel’s just gotta be coming off this global psychosis soon.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      The other day? What happened?

      • little miss high and mighty

        Little boy, namea Seb

        Kurz is now Chancellor.

  • Gayer Than Thou
  • BadKitty904

    It’s Wednesday morning and the traitors are still in power. Why?

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      A question I’ve been asking for the better part of a year now.

      • vivian

        You mean this year has a better part? I hope it’s coming up and not behind us, because from where I sit the past 10 moths look like one unending shitstorm.

    • weejee

      I blame Turtle McConnell

      • BadKitty904

        I blame Vlad Putin.

  • Oblios_Cap

    A British guy used to be a Nazi, but then he realized that not only was he Jewish, he was also gay. Better late than never.

    Self-awareness is a good thing.

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

    One of my saintly mother’s eggs was inseminated by one of my father’s millions of sperm cells and nine months later led to me on this date in 1958. Actual Kodak moment:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/478c3423e330bb61c911088fb5466eb9f36386a02a0ea43080023114e575bb79.jpg

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Probably oughta put a #NSFW tag on that!

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      You COULD have just said ‘Today’s my birthday!’ but NOOOOOO.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        a grand example of wonkette non-commentor style and flair.

      • little miss high and mighty

        minus 9 months, or did we read this wrongly again.

    • BadKitty904

      You looked so young!

      • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

        Both halves of him!

        • Wilma

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      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Truth be told, I had a placental face lift.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Your father and your saintly mother did what now?

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Whoopie.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Simultane taneously in Grafenwöhr (Pfalz) at a piano in the Micky Bar, Private (or what) Elvis Presely gave a spontaneous, private concert for his hosts an visiting father afterhours. The good Elvis, not the oter one.
      Soundtrack to the insemination.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      Been swimmin’ upstream evers since! Happy Birthday! :D

    • grindstone

      Many happy returns of the d…..good lord, that picture….uhhh, happy birthday.

    • arglebargle

      You have your Daddy’s tail.

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        It’s a tall tail.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      It’s a science fact!

    • little miss high and mighty

      So happy birthda in 9 months, Cuz nd happy birthday also to Wanderer also Bristol Palin (we thinks) and CHUCK BERRY and gfys Coach Ditka.

    • therblig

      happy birthday – is that niagara falls in the background?

      • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

        Viagra Falls.

    • Notreelyhelping
    • Eileen Besse

      Happy Happy Birthday, Cousin!

    • AJ Milne

      Happy end of gestation anniversary.

    • ltmcdies

      nice tail

    • SDGeoff3

      Great!
      Many happy returns of the day, whatever the hell that means!
      No credit for the photographer?

  • weejee
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      And less charm.

    • Bebecca

      I bought hubby a tile coaster last year for father’s day that said “Trump Make America Hate Again”. I thought it would be a collector’s item for when trump waddled off into the sunset. (OT but I also bought him a beer mug that says “it’s not drinking alone if the dog is home”.)

    • bupkus231

      Hmm – cockaroach looks like Chris Christie….

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Newly-gay ex-Nazi: thanks, but we’ll call you. Right now, we’re going in a different direction.

    • BigCSouthside

      My director in college played on an intramural hockey team called Gay Nazis for Christ when he was in college

      Who knew that it turns out to be a real thing

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    y’all shut your gob holes and watch the lion cub video.

    It’s cute.

    : D

  • Msgr_MΩment

    A British guy used to be a Nazi, but then he realized that not only was he Jewish, he was also gay. Better late than never.

    And they say there’s no God, and/or that She has no sense of humor.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Depeche Mode would disagree with that last statement.

  • bookish

    I loves me some roly poly babies. Even when they’re alpha predators they’re cute.

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    A British guy used to be a Nazi, but then he realized that not only was he Jewish, he was also gay. Better late than never.

    Probably a good 75% of nazis.

    • Rocket Pony Ron

      Nazis have the best closets.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        You aren’t the Hugo Boss of me!

      • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

        And know more about Judaism than most rabbis.

  • Anna Elizabeth
  • Nounverb911
    • bupkus231

      I hope this works wonderfully….

    • Eileen Besse

      LOTS of real people are doing this. It’s all over the news here!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    President Breck Girl very angry the NFL won’t force the thugs to stand.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      He’ll no doubt respond by calling up another military widow and blaming her husband for his own death.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I’m afraid he may think the next step is to order the police who work security to draw their weapons and force the players to stand at gunpoint.

    • Michael Smith

      Well Fox News is doing their best to help him, by running a constant barrage of propaganda claiming that the NFL is on death’s door because Real Americans are so disgusted with that commie Muslim organization that they are opting to spend Sunday paying attention to their families.

  • Antonin Dvorak
  • memzilla Ω
    • Ghenghis McCann

      I thought he was a joke 24/7, not just late at night.

  • OT: 2017 has claimed another music icon. Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip has died :(

    (That probably means a lot more to my fellow CanuckWonkers, but still…)

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    No surprise Bannon is pimping for Chemtrail Kelli…the wingnut’s wingnut. Bannon made lots of connections with the lunatic fringe when he lived in AZ working at the Biosphere project, humiliating and threatening people.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Msgr_MΩment

      TBH, I get that a lot.

    • mardam422

      As long as that’s all he rubs, don’t worry.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Ahhh….rubbing its nipples. Probably just thinkin’ bout nuttin!

      ~rimshot~

    • Major_Major_Major

      Is it staring at your nuts?

    • BadKitty904

      It’s a Sign.

    • Dg Hacket

      As long as he doesnt show you his nuts

    • jodyleek

      Aww! The albino squirrel that I would notice mornings when I drove to work got squished by a car. Damn it people, watch where you’re going with your fancy horseless carriages!

  • ManchuCandidate

    Megabots vs Japanbots is still a way better plot than any Michael Bayhem Transformer movies.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Trump didn’t learn his lesson the first time he dissed a Gold Star family. You don’t win. Only the most despicable will stand up for him. I’m looking at you, Hugh Hewitt.

    • Christopher Story

      Fox and Fiends

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Gah. That couch is a portal to Hell.

    • Wild Cat

      He dissed the Gold Star Family, Mr Blobfish, and still “won” on 8 Nov 2016, the day that ended the American Empire.

      • janecita

        We had a good run.

    • janecita

      What are you talking about? He did win, the despicable asshole is the president! Dear Lord, I wanna cry:-(

  • Creepoman

    “Has anyone else noticed that Harder seems to show up whenever there’s a sex tape involved?”

    Is that how the kids are referring to it these days?

  • dave.lefevre

    I tell you, I get more and more sick every day. There is nothing too low when it comes to this Presidency.

    • little miss high and mighty

      fear not, sicken not, for know ye that this is all just a gimmick to boost grain alcoho futures.

  • shastakoala

    Nine months already? This means we still have over three more years of labor pains.

  • Michael Smith

    I remember in grade school, we talked about how America had low election turnouts and tried to come up with ideas as to how we might improve it. One of the popular ones was “how about with computers?”

    In those days everyone was pretty sure that, in the not-too-distant future, everyone would have their own computer in their house and that they would all be connected to each other with the internet. We discussed the possible pros and cons of being able to vote from the comfort of your home. It was pretty close to what the city councilman in Boulder is talking about.

    Now having actually seen and used this “internet” thing, and observed the way others use it, especially with regards to politics, my ideas on that subject have evolved from fascinated to OH MY GOD NO MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP

    • Creepoman

      We always thought the machines that would take over would be hovering in the sky and shooting lasers at our infra-red silhouettes. Little did we know they would actually be in our pocket and, without firing a shot, cause us to effectively self-immolate.

    • Three Finger Salute
  • IdiokraticCulturalMarxist

    These are flying off the shelves in advance of the next Trump rally. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c04dd2d5b8dad537bea8638982ae4d5fc767f545de1e1df461d0bd23e1638b6.jpg

    • janecita

      For fucks sake, what the fuck is wrong with these people?!?!

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Economic anxiety, according to the MSM.

        • Creepoman

          Racism, according to reality.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            *nods*

      • MynameisBlarney

        They’re republicans.
        *shrugs*

      • BigCSouthside

        Meth

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Megaweapon! Megaweapon! Yay!

    https://youtu.be/5euYoAy4DL4?t=360

    • TJ Barke

      Pretty sure that’s a dump truck.

      • Blackest Noobs

        MEGA.WEAPON. MEGAWEAPON!!!

    • dave.lefevre

      I just love that I can come on to this site and find an MST3K reference IMMEDIATELY.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      I like the scene where the computer equipment is actually a garage door opener

  • ariel_gee_398

    Oh, goodie. Now the family has confirmed Rep. Wilson’s story. Is Trump going to shit on them and call them liars? https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/920653279150960640

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Remember the cycle of Trump statements:
      1) I never said it!
      2) Okay, I said it.
      3) Other people say worse things.
      4) Why are you still talking about this?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        5) You’re the real racist.

        • YoBunnyBunny

          6) FAKE NEWS!!111!

          • Crystalclear12

            7) Yeah but Obama

          • YoBunnyBunny

            8) And Hillary Clinton!!!11!!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            9) Do you know how big my crowd at the inauguration was?

          • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

            10) But her emails!

      • ariel_gee_398

        There’s usually 1a) And I’ve got receipts! and 2a) There are no receipts.

    • Wild Cat

      Yes. And 130,000,000 US scumbags and our wretched media will lap up every wet fart he utters.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      They’re black, right? You already know the answer.

    • Thanks for this, Evan is writing it up now

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist
    • Bill D. Burger

      Certain Progression:

      I have a tape.
      I don’t have a tape, but it would show I’m telling the truth.
      Fake news.
      1000s of Mexican Mooslims’ are raping, stealing and after that they are disrespecting the flag. Whatta’ bout that?
      ____ SQUIRRRRRRRRREL!

    • bupkus231
    • TundraGrifter

      President Trump has “proof.” Probably double-secret, of course, but he still has it. Ten bucks says we can’t see it.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Wire tapps?

        • janecita

          The microwave recorded the call.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Does everyone remember this interview? And how we were all aghast, and couldn’t believe what a fucking idiot he was? Seems almost quaint now, doesn’t it?. Ah, if we could only go back to that happier, more innocent time…

    “I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We’re now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen, and President Xi was enjoying it,” Trump recalled in an interview with Fox News Business host Maria Bartiromo that aired on Wednesday.

    “And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded, what do you do?” Trump went on. “And we made a determination to do it, so the missiles were on the way. And I said, ‘Mr. President, let me explain something to you.’”

    “So what happens is, I said, ‘We’ve just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this.’ And he was eating his cake. And he was silent,” Trump added.

    • MynameisBlarney

      This is not the cake we like.

      • TJ Barke

        That cake is a lie.

  • Markets will probably tank soon anyway, either in a correction if everyone has been playing relatively safely, or in another fucking crash if the banks and investors have been inventing new money making schemes to avoid regulation.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      judgy dog judges.

    • Spirit Ani-pal Frend

    • ltmcdies

      I think I would fail in his eyes

  • TundraGrifter

    Did anyone else notice when Mr. Trump first discussed the condolence calls he was whining about how hard it was? No empathy or sympathy for the families he claimed he phoned. He’s the most self-centered American public figure since Duh Gov’.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      yup, he said making a few of those calls made for a “very very rough day”.

      No doubt- but how about THE DEAD FUCKING SOLDIER’S DAY? OR THE FAMILIES? OR THE SOLDER’S BUDDIES IN HIS UNIT?

      ahem, sorry for the y elling.

      • Crystalclear12

        It’s that kind of day.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        “It’s so hard to focus on my golf game with all the distractions when these losers get themselves killed.”

      • TundraGrifter

        Many people don’t know being President of the United States is a tough job.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    When will Trey Gowdy begin the congressional investigation into Crooked Hillary’s role in the deaths in Niger?

    • TundraGrifter

      Is Yellowcake the “cake we really like?” I’m confused.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Can you prove she wasn’t there?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Joe Wilson provided a fake identity for her.

  • TundraGrifter

    CBS Good Morning just “reported” President Obama didn’t phone Gen. Kelly after his son was killed in action. Thanks to Wonkette we know that story (and it really is a story) is BS. Too bad more real journalists don’t read Wonkette – they could learn something here beyond new dick jokes.

    • IceKing87

      Nah, Michelle Obama sat with him at a dinner, instead.

      • TundraGrifter

        I believe it was a private breakfast. But, your point is still a good one.

    • MynameisBlarney

      There’s plenty of fart related humor too!

    • cmd resistor

      ARRRRGGGGHHHH. When are these idiots going to get past the who called whom when non-story?

    • bupkus231

      Someone pointed out yesterday that, since Kelly’s son was married, the condolence call would have been placed to his wife. Has anyone reported anything from her – or are her feelings just more collateral damage in this fuckarow?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        I’m hoping, for her sake, that she’s given the terse “no comment”. And then turned around and given her father-in-law an earful about the asshole of a boss he has.

  • Crystalclear12

    OK. . .
    Straight whiskey it is.

    • little miss high and mighty

      introveneous?

      • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

        Keistered

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) was riding in a car with the pregnant widow of Sgt. David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 during a terrorist ambush in Niger, when the president called to offer his condolences.

    She said Tuesday evening that the president told Myeshia Johnson that her late husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”

    “That’s not the worst part,” Wilson told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “She was crying the whole time, and when she hung up the phone, she looked at me and said, ‘He didn’t even remember his name.’ That’s the hurting part.”

    From “Morning Joe” on failing MSNBC. Which Trump was watching because his twit rage started right after it aired.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • mardam422

    So tired.

  • sillyclucker

    What Sgt. Johnson signed up for was to serve in the armed forces headed by a competent commander in chief. He was failed.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      dear god (facepalms)

      • MynameisBlarney
        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          i was wondering what that “proof” was.

          Ye gods this man.

      • Pisto75666

        And of course Faux had to put in THEIR two cents. Because of course if Obama hadn’t made those calls, Fauxnews would say the EXACT SAME THING /S:

        https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/fox-host-says-army-widow-should-be-grateful-trump-called-the-president-isnt-required-to-call/

        “Earhardt said Myeshia Johnson should just be grateful Trump called her.

        “The president is not required to call all of the families,” Earhardt said. “It’s just extra special and very nice when they do.” ”

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          ugh, just yesterday wasn’t he criticizing other candidates for NOT calling, even when they did.

          • Pisto75666

            I don’t know but that wouldn’t surprise me.

        • NastyBossetti

          I doubt it’s either “extra special” or “very nice” when Trump calls you for any reason at all. Having to speak to him after a loved one dies is adding insult to injury.

          • Pisto75666

            Thank God for voicemail (though he’d be one of those people who thought the voicemail thing was a real person, so you’d just get this rambling 20 min voicemail message. Ugh)

        • Mr. Blobfish

          If Ailes was still there, she’d get an extra pat on the fanny for that one. That’s a new low, even for them.

          • Pisto75666

            I don’t think ‘new low’ even exists for them.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Lordy I hope there’s not tapes.

    • From Russia with Love

      What proof, another letter from your “doctor”?

      • MynameisBlarney

        It’s as good as that proof he had from a “very reliable source” regarding Obama’s birth certificate, I’m sure.

    • sillyclucker

      Then show it, Turd Blossom.

      • I can’t believe I’m typing this, but… KARL ROVE LIBELZS!!!!11!

        • sillyclucker

          Lol !

        • Alan

          Not sure that can be a thing.

    • cheetojeebus

      If he taped her then there must be other tapes, perhaps Mueller would be interested in those?

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      “Get out there and tell them what I said, Kellyanne.”

      “What did you say, sir.”

      “What difference does it make?”

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    So four American soldiers died in Niger. Three of them were white and one was black. Trump made insensitive remarks to the wife of ONE of the dead soldiers.
    ANY GUESSES ON THE RACE OF THAT SOLDIER?
    (Of course, who knows–he might have been a total dick to the families of the other three as well.)

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I suspect the geniuses on his staff browbeat him into calling the wife of the black soldier first, to demonstrate how compassionate and non-racist he is.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Just another day with Donald.

    • Three Finger Salute

      He probably REALLY REALLY wanted to say that her husband was a… Nigerian. “He knew what he was getting into… ‘his people’ are, you know, ‘like that’.”

    • ltmcdies

      yeh….that “didn’t stand out at all, did it.”

  • From Russia with Love

    “Uber is being driven out of London as officials prefer cabbies with “The Knowledge” more than an app, but many also wonder if this is partly due to anti-immigrant sentiment.”

    WTF, I haven’t had a cockney cabbie in London since the 80s.

    • bupkus231

      I remember reading a story years ago about how hard it was to get a cabbie’s license in London – mostly the test to see if you had “The Knowledge” ( and not so much whether you had the money or agreed to pay kickbacks to the medallion holder, like in NYC and other US cities ).

  • Daniel

    A reminder again that this week is “National Character Counts Week”, as per Trump.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Well, it doesn’t say “good character”…

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You can count on Donald’s character to be beyond shitty.

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Chockula, Dracula, von Count….

    • Alan

      He missed the memo. If anything oozes irony….

  • BigCSouthside

    So Sgt Johnson’s wife confirmed that trump disrespected him and her entire family.

    Trump accusing Rep Wilson of lying is accusing Mrs Johnson of lying by proxy. This is the third gold star family he has either exploited or flat out insulted.

    How is this not THE DEFINITION of “high crimes and misdemeanors” as required to impeach?

    • Alan

      There is no definition. Depends on who has the majority.

  • TundraGrifter

    It’s the fault of “the media” for asking why President Trump hadn’t contacted the families of those four brave Americans killed in Africa. Based on what we know about one of his calls, they were much better off not hearing from him. Should have left it with one of his “To Whom It May Concern” condolence letters. Or maybe he just goes with “Occupant.”

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Is this like the ‘proof’ he had about Comey?

      • dave.lefevre

        memory patterns in his diseased brain.

        • Alan

          I know it’s rare but I have a friend whose mom had Creutzfeldt Jakob. It would explain a lot.

      • Marceline

        No. It’s like the proof he had about Obama’s birth certificate.

      • Alan

        Like all the proof.

  • therblig

    why the fuck would mccaskill even accept an invitation from 2 people who demonstrably have no power in the white house? what’s wrong with “no thanks, email me the plan and i’ll have my staff review it”?

    • TJ Barke

      Free dinner?

      • vivian

        Is the WH all-you-can-eat?

        • wide_stance_hubby

          The WH is all you can stomach.

          • vivian

            My ulcer would seem to indicate otherwise.

  • Bill D. Burger

    What’s with the Fucking Moron’s twitter shitstorm this morning? Hell, you’d think Jeff Sessions was going to be questioned by Congress or something.

    • Pisto75666

      A blah woman called him a liar.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      ugh, I forgot to check in:
      realDonaldTrump: So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers. Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!

      • vivian

        “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…”

      • Michael R

        Has anyone pressed him for details on which news is fake ?
        No one ever presses him for details .

  • Normally, I’d be skeptical if the opposition party claimed the president said something so sociopathic and offensive, but Jesus, he says shit like this every single goddamn day. He insulted a Gold Star family and John McCain’s service already and he lies every single goddamned day.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      That’s just it. He has entered what Bill Simmons called “The Tyson Zone” – like Mike Tyson, I could say whatever crazy thing about what Donald Trump said or did and there is a better than average likelihood that it is true.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      I think he’s up to every other minute, by now.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Why should he get the benefit of the doubt after Puerto Rico? (Or before it for that matter…)

    • arglebargle

      Well if he thinks McCain is a loser for getting captured it follows that getting killed makes you even more of a loser. But the NFL players are disrespecting the flag.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I was initially a little uncomfortable with this story, but you fuck well KNOW it’s true because it sounds exactly like him. I can even hear his slow, breathy fake-empathy voice saying it.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        I was actually surprised by how bad the conversation was. I thought Dampnut was referring to himself when he said he knew what he signed up for (having to call KIA family members). I didn’t realized he was talking about the soldier. Cheezus fucking christ…

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          You heard what he said before he even made the fucking call, right? It was all about hard it was for HIM when a soldier dies, how it impacts HIS life. If that doesn’t ding “sociopath” on the personality disorder chart, I don’t know what the fuck does.

  • dave.lefevre
  • Villago Delenda Est

    A sack of both-sides-do-it garbage at NBC ALSO asked Rep. Wilson if she “politicized” the incident with the widow by tweeting about it. I expect such shit from the morans of Faux and Fiends, but NBC apparently feels a need to protect the guy who calls the “fake news”.

    • Pisto75666

      They’ll get disinvited from the nerd prom if they insult the Orange King.

    • cmd resistor

      Plus NBC is on his shitlist these days.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    So, the stock market is cruising along at record highs without a tax cut, yet it will crash without a tax cut.

    • cmd resistor

      So yesterday I was debating whether to take $$ out of my small savings account or spouse’s 401(k) to cover bills. Figured take the 401 k money before it all crashes down to smithereens.

      • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

        “They” will wait until it is too late. Now is the time to remove and hold. They’ve done many simulations where the majority of people pull out too late.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos
    • BigCSouthside

      Goddammit the stock market has NOTHING to do with trump. Market Makers basically realized that short of catastrophic societal failure they can basically operate independent of Trump’s tirades, and I would bet serious money that market analysts have put his chances of being removed from office as very high, and are more or less treating him like a lame duck.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        i think there MAY be some of that market confidence, but only cause they think he’s going to wreck everything.

        eitherway, we’re headed for a “correction” or a crash.

        • BigCSouthside

          The biggest thing corps are looking at is what amounts to a guarantee that this congress will quietly deregulate the shit out of everything.

          Again zero to do with trump. I could see a correction coming but as far as I can tell there aren’t any market sectors that are in jeopardy right now, and financial firms have put their lending on lockdown opting for low risk routes

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Donald, do you know what a bubble is?

  • smitallica

    His proof that the (black) Congresswoman lied is right next to his proof that the (black) President was born in Kenya and that 5 million (brown) illegals voted for Hillary.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Don’t forget the 1000’s of cheering Muslims during 9/11.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        In New Jersey, of all places!

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      And his proof that the Central Park Five are guilty.

    • Daniel

      Also that [cough] people [cough] taking a knee before NFL matches are disrespecting the flag and the anthem, and that Puerto Rico is to blame for its own hurricane.

  • Michael Smith

    That soldier knew what he signed up for, unlike Donald Trump who signed up to be President, but all of the media criticism is unacceptable!!

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      and criticism of Ivanka is shameful, unlike questioning the blah guy’s citizenship for 4 or 6 years.

      • Pisto75666

        Every single politician with an R after their name (and the Dems who also supported him also) needs to be confronted with this shit every time they make a media appearance from now on. EVERY TIME.

      • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

        And his wife’s sex

    • Bobathonic

      It’s like being in a war zone.

  • Bill D. Burger

    “I have proof, too: this man is a sick man,” Wilson said Wednesday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” responding to Trump’s tweet. She added that Johnson’s widow “broke down” after her call with Trump, saying the President “didn’t even know his name.”
    ____________Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/17/politics/frederica-wilson-widow-fallen-soldier/index.html

  • TootsStansbury

    When oh when will justice be done?

  • exinkwretch

    I’m done railing against Trump supporters. It’s a hopeless waste of time. There is nothing — NOTHING — stupid or cruel enough for him to say or do that would cause his brain dead base to abandon him.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      eh, I know a skunk smells bad, but it’s still a shock to smell it.

      (i’v eactually never smelled a skunk attack, but just roll with the analogy).

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      They’ll even pile on dissing the family of a dead soldier in solidarity. Because, patriots!

    • Skaarphy

      Smart and considerate would do the trick.

  • SayItWithWookies

    So is the CSR stabilization bill really dead in the water? NPR was interviewing some healthcare-related folks this morning and everyone was acting like it was viable, especially because Assmouth has been vaguely positive about it.

    • cmd resistor

      He’s tweeted something negative about his “friend” Lamar, which I assume is Lamar Alexander, well, not about Lamar but about the bill, it seems I hate this guy SO MUCH.

  • Michael R
    • Villago Delenda Est

      Can you buy a whole clam in a can?

    • MynameisBlarney

      I was getting hungry, but now…

      Not so much.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Needs moar beer cans in its butt.

    • TootsStansbury

      That’s what Steve Bannon has for breakfast. He washes it down with MD 20/20.

    • Dutchman

      Whole pheasants are available as well but they are admittedly just as nasty as the chickens.

    • StlSaxist
    • Alan

      Note to self. Do not read comments while eating breakfast.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Trump has proof of his conversation with the widow of the fallen soldier…..and he keeps it right next to his tapes with Comey and those that show President Obama wiretapping Trump Towers to get him personally. So there! Air tight proof.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      sigh…like a 10 year old. This would’ve sunk any other candidate in a normal world.

      (also, I was reading he apparently did a mocking thing for when hillary needed help to the car at the 9/11 memorial).

      • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

        Someone can post the recent video of McConnell holding him as he climbs the stairs.

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          oh I know right…that was so…weird.

        • Bill D. Burger

          Yertle had polio as a child and doesn’t do stairs well. Donny, reportedly, has a fear of em’ too.
          Guess it was a case of the blind leading the lame.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbTQYYcw3ro

      • BigCSouthside

        He does a Gish Gallup. But instead of just rapid fire unverified claims, its rapid fire sandal AND unverified claims.

        Trump may have cracked a code, if you fuck up so much, no one can focus on one thing, and you get away with a lot more

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          It’s a technique he’s been using since childhood.

        • vivian

          Rabid fire sandals and unverified clams? I do not think this recipe is for me.

      • cmd resistor

        Would have gotten a real 10 year old in trouble if he did it at school.

    • Michael R

      This is just something he does all the time ,
      although there is no evidence of him doing it before or since .

  • Crystalclear12

    What worries me is this is how he sees our military service people.
    Tin soldiers created to broken at his pleasure.

    • Three Finger Salute

      That’s how the USGov and the ruling aristocracy class (like there’s a difference) sees them. “it ain’t me, I ain’t no fortunate son”. rump’s mistake (at least to them) was that he’s a baldfaced sociopath who actually came right out and admitted it.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    Oh look, there’s all the debris of of a large segment of the population that could have once been actual, empathetic human beings.

    Looks like a 60 million pile of garbage, though.

  • AJ Milne

    Taking a brief break today from my usual obsessive morning political/international affairs podcasts/audio briefings routine to listen to a buncha vintage Hip at inadvisable volumes… I’d appreciate it if everyone could please hold off invading/nuking anyone else/grinding their own impoverished citizens up as pet food/outlawing and/or imprisoning random ethnic/religious/cultural minorities for the duration, and thanks kindly (tips hat).

    Rest in peace, Mr. Downey.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Canada at least is moving in that direction. Scheer (hopefully) is toast because he’s embedded with hatewing media and the mainstream press finally called him on it. One of Levant’s lackeys is his campaign manager. You run with maple Nazis, you wake up with maple fleas. Or something like that.

      • AJ Milne

        Let’s hope.

        I’ve spent long enough in darker corners of this nation never to be especially confident standard order demagoguery won’t get just as far here as anywhere.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Oh, I don’t think anyone should get complacent and cocky. What I do think is that #TrumpStank has so tarnished the GOP that anyone who jumps aboard this screeching train (running on time and over budget — and over everyone else) is going to hang themselves with their own rope. (In this case, literally with votes.)

          Barring some unforeseen, aberrant fluke, like nuclear war, a Boeing hijacked by “economically anxious” Albertans flying into the CN Tower, or Justin rubbing one out into a marijuana plant in front of Céline Dion — and “Justin” not having the last name Bieber, Canada might be safe from their own brand of tangerine nightmare. Then of course there’s the possibility that Canadians ran out of niceness, which is always a nonzero chance…

        • ltmcdies

          we got a couple pluses in our corner….no electoral college giving stumps, rocks and cows as much say as our more populated areas, ….paper ballots…..

          but the Facebook and the Twitter…full of right wing garbage….so we has to be vigilant.

          • AJ Milne

            My anxiety is, in part: I’ve lived amongst those rocks and trees. Rocks in the heads, here and there, out there…

            … and know you don’t have to go that far to find them, either, I guess. Enough of the rural libelz…

            Kinda curious/anxious to see how much trouble Asshole Putin The Man Who Should Just Give The Fucking Money And The Government Back is gonna go to toward making trouble after our doing our own Magnitsky thing, too… And what it’ll buy him per stolen ruble.

            (Have I mentioned that guy’s an asshole? Because that guy’s an asshole.)

          • ltmcdies

            that’s my concern too. I see no reason for Puttie to give a Canada a troll pass when he can muck in our elections.

    • ltmcdies

      Canada is having a sad today…

      • AJ Milne

        I’m having one in a place they’re playing his stuff… Yes, it’s early, but it’s been… A Day. Even beyond that his dying thing. Fuck it.

        Probably would frown on my pouring one out for him here, I guess. Hardwood and all.

  • Suttree

    I want to get stoned and play with kittens now. i wonder if they offer this service in Colorado yet?

    • Alan

      I see a business opportunity.

      • Suttree

        Kittens and a 500% markup on candy and you could make a living on it. :)

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I’m sure, if the price is right, Courser could hook you up.

    • Creepoman

      I’m sure the zoo will let your stoned ass through the gate, but mama cat probably won’t let you actually play with her kittens. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62853d075fea0a9044ab5c6a83571cdd4b590ad47a536aa4b59b940607a7629e.png

      • Three Finger Salute

        “You can just move right up on ’em, and grab ’em by the — ”

        (mother cat eats Trump’s face)

        • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

          Now that’s a Leopards Eating People’s Faces Party I could get behind!

      • Suttree

        But I looove youuuuuu! Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch,………

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    How do George RR Martin and Donald Trump differ? Martin only torments fictional characters.

    http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/martin-500×500.jpg

    • The Wanderer

      The model for Orson Lannister?

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        I would agree with this assessment, yup.

      • Suttree

        Have we already forgotten about Joffrey?

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Only some of whom deserve it.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • BadKitty904

      And that’s being pretty generous.

  • P’jama Pahnts

    Remember when Obama and W and Clinton would get in those big public feuds about dead soldiers? Yeah me neither.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Our Politically Inexperience Beltway Outsider Business Man President is showing us how to #MAGA.

    • ltmcdies

      remember all those Obama/Bush feuds …me neither..

      Trump is such an ass……I don’t know how you are all not in front of the WH with pitch forks and tiki torches howling at this moron.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Poor Donnie. He didn’t know what he was signing up for.

    • P’jama Pahnts

      But it hurts anyway

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Did he sign, or just make his mark?

      • wide_stance_hubby

        The papers are all stained orange and smell bad, so close enough.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • SDGeoff3

      Especially when it’s this bunch.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    ALERT! ALERT! IT IS NOW “TOO SOON” AGAIN!

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/920657802506506241

    • Bill D. Burger

      NRA: “We are sending thoughts & prayers that no gun was harmed. Pray for our weapons.”

      • SDGeoff3

        Our holy, sacred weapons.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          The NRA should meet the holy handgrenade, with extreme prejudice, err… with votes of course.

          • SDGeoff3

            I always vote for the best. If you know what I mean.

    • Alan

      Because of course.

  • Lord Jim

    Google also works with political groups on their advertising strategies,
    helping them hone their copy and figure out how to best target their
    desired audiences, says Wendy Moe, professor of marketing at the
    University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “It’s a
    tricky issue,” she says, because once the companies decide they’ll do
    hands-on work for political groups, “it’s hard for them to say we’ll
    help these groups, but not others.”

    What’s so hard about “no helping political groups”?! Why ever START helping political groups? WTF is wrong with these assholes?!

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Someone else said this on here days ago, but Silicon Valley techies are overwhelmingly left-brain engineering types who fundamentally do not understand politics. They don’t know, or care, why interfering in it would be bad.

      • Three Finger Salute

        “The problem is people, they’re buggy”

        -Dilbert, and asshole left-brain engineering type who draws the cartoon

    • Suttree

      I really wanted to help homeless vets but the Nazis got jealous, is something that no one ever fucking said!

  • canes_pugnaces

    News summary: Trump sucks. Always.

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    Remember everyone, we have to be nice to Trump supporters, or they’ll be forced against their will to be gleefully supportive of Trump mocking the disabled, the military dead, and bereaved families. Because they just can’t stand mean behavior.

    • canes_pugnaces

      Does my total disdain for anyone who voted for Trump count?

      • Suttree

        Nope. You can’t ignore them, it hurts their sense of superiority feelings.

  • Lefty Wright

    I have said for the last nine months that the stock market rise is based primarily on expectations of free money to corporations and big investors from huge tax cuts. There have been no significant economic changes to justify it, and political and military concerns world wide should be making investors a little skittish. If this tax cut for the well off does not succeed, there will be a market correction. It will have a major impact on projected earnings that many stocks have bet they will get since congress and the White House are in Republican hands. That still does not justify borrowing trillions of dollars to give rich people and extremely profitable companies even more money.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      It’s possibly not even that rational. Stock are up in Europe too, by about the same amount.

      • Lefty Wright

        They often track U.S. stocks, and some of them will also benefit from free money. Yeah, the market has been on a steady upward trend for years, but the basic indicators have about peaked. Unemployment is at an almost full employment level, wages are still almost stagnant, no new events leading to increased efficiency are apparent. Anything on the horizon would cut employment, like AI. So while not the only reason, expectations of big tax cuts is a major reason.

    • StlSaxist

      Healthcare stocks are shaky, and investors in other stocks have yet to realize they’re next.

    • TundraGrifter

      I take a somewhat longer view. The market has been bullish since March 2009 – momentum continues to carry it up. With interest rates still very low, investors will accept lower returns than the market has historically produced because their alternatives aren’t very attractive. Look at how the market-wide P/E ratio(s?) have crept up over the past several years.

  • Atheist

    That’s a lot for today’s agenda. Unfortunately there is one more fuckery to address:

    https://mic.com/articles/185297/exclusive-army-bans-green-card-holders-from-enlisting-a-move-that-may-break-federal-law#.2ZOj7DJBg

    Exclusive: Army bans green card holders from enlisting, a move that may break federal law

    (sorry, I lost the twitter links)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25f860f8f870dd632cc175db9006d055a057c6a7ba38953dd9d0a27d966830bc.jpg

    • vivian

      The Army still uses teletype? What is this, 1948?

      • shivaskeeper

        No. MILPER messages all use the old school teletype formatting though. Because reading important information in ALL CAPS is traditional.

    • Ugh, Thanks for this

      • Atheist

        Your welcome, anytime!

    • shivaskeeper

      This was mentioned in the open thread last night. This is Muslim ban
      4.0 since 3.0 just got shot down by a federal judge in Hawaii. This
      won’t stand either.

      Green Card holders have always been able to
      use military service as a fast track to full citizenship. It was pointed
      out that the language is that permanent legal residents “may” enlist so
      the admin is saying they can’t now. The law is read as they may enlist
      just as any other citizen may enlist. It is to exclude those here on any
      sort of temporary visa from enlisting.

      This is straight up animus against foreigners. As such, as soon as it’s challenged it will be found to be illegal.

    • LucindathePook

      Are all such communiques full of misspelling’s and such??

  • bbayliss

    Grassley tries to tie The Clintons and Obama administration to russia through…ready for it URANIUM!!!
    Now talking about sale of baby parts!!!

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Just go with the Pizza basement, it cannot be refuted.

    • SDGeoff3

      Where can I get me some?

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Somebody needs to mow the Grassley. With a lawn mower and votes.

  • jesterpunk

    Trump will release proof just as soon as his people get back from Hawaii with Obama’s real birth certificate.

  • ExecutorElassus

    Democrats also SHOULD be stomping the crap out of conservatives and cranks in the VA gubernatorial election, given that the GOP candidate is deliberately using race-baiting scare tactics about “sanctuary cities” (spoiler: there aren’t any in Virginia) and how the Dem is “soft on MS13.” But apparently racist fuckery in a gubernatorial election is not only no longer a career-ender (’twas only but a brief while that it was in the first place, alas!), it gets you neck-and-neck in recent polling.
    fuck everything and blame everybody :(

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Last I checked (yesterday), the Republican was down 6 points. Did that change?

      • Three Finger Salute

        Polls are fake news. The numbers that really matter are how many “illegal votes” will be discarded for writing D instead of R. Or failing the paper bag test. Or AOT,K.

      • ExecutorElassus

        RCP has Northram up 3.5, Monmouth has That Asshole up by 1 (which was included in RCP’s composite), and 538 doesn’t seem to have anything recent.

    • Michael R

      I’m in VA , Gillespie is doing all the Trump stuff , illegal brown people are taking the school slots your children deserve !!! and many others .

      • Bobathonic

        That carpetbagger fear monger is making me ill.

        Fine, illER.

    • canes_pugnaces

      Dems need to vote. Will they?

      • Parakeetist

        I will.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    OT, but five have been shot at a Maryland office park.

    This is fucking insane. The NRA needs to be annihilated.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Too soon to talk about gun control.

      • Parakeetist

        Not too soon to die.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Trump: “Thank yew’ Lord. Finally, some good news. This takes me outta’ the headlines.”

    • canes_pugnaces

      Were any guns harmed? No? See, it’s people again. No guns. No guns. You’re the gun.

      • jesterpunk

        Will they find those poor guns a new home?

    • shivaskeeper

      Only five? That won’t even be a blip on most of the news. There is a mass shooting almost everyday in the country and most of them don’t make anything more than local news.

      I fully concur about the NRA. There also needs to be a complete overhaul int he ways guns are treated and revered in this country. That part will take a generation or two of hard work to come to pass, I think.

      • Teto85

        The Australian government did an almost complete turn around after a massacre in 1996 where 20 – 30 were killed by a gunman. Very strict laws and almost all guns banned. I don’t think enough people will be killed in one setting in this country for any Congresscritter to take notice. Unless it was in the Capitol building itself and more than 100 Congresscritters died.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I agree. Safety tip, probably a good idea to duck after saying something incendiary like that.

    • theblackdog

      *checks* Fuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • Daniel

    “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson [mother of David] told the newspaper.
    So, is everyone ready to see Donald Trump personally attack the mother of a soldier killed in action… you know… again?

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      “Everyone knows those people lie” in 3…2…1….

      • YoBunnyBunny

        “They always stick together…”

    • Michael Smith

      Well, the conservatives news is showing her mourning her son, and conservative commenters are screaming about kneeling for the national anthem. Maybe they don’t know about this yet. I’m sure once they do, they’ll have one of two responses:

      (a) It is a Fake News lie, or

      (b) She’s black so she hates Donald Trump.

      • StlSaxist

        And she’s getting that precious flag all wet.

    • Michael R

      From the ” if he shit on his desk they would defend it ” department :

      White House walks back Trump claim that Dem fabricated remarks to widow — now says he was ‘misunderstood’

      https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/white-house-walks-back-trump-claim-that-dem-fabricated-remarks-to-widow-now-says-he-was-misunderstood/?comments=disqus

      • Lefty Wright

        Too late now. It may have worked before he attacked Obama and Bush, then called the representative to congress from Florida a liar. I said the same thing last night, by taking a little blame and rephrasing the statement, he could have smoothed it over, but his automatic tendency to deny any blame and instantly punch back closed that door on his first tweet.

        • Michael R

          The endless lowering of the bar continues .

  • Michael R
    • theblackdog

      With his ears moving all the time, how does he get anything done?

  • JustPretendImNotHere

    This man is a pathological liar and a sociopath and there really isn’t anything to say after that.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Yes there is: he’s a malignant narcissist, too.

  • The Librarian

    9 months later……it’s obvious that the White House has birthed an abomination that should never have been born. The GOP condom wasn’t used properly and we’re all paying the price for their stupidity.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Too bad abortion isn’t legal in the United States.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Autonomous Giant Robot Fights, or GTFO.”
    — Skynet

    • You should ice that burn

      What could go wrong?

  • Nockular cavity

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders was talking with conservative blowhard Hugh Hewitt when she looked into her crystal ball and said Americans are “going to be begging for four more years of President Trump.”

    What, after Holy Emperor Pence turns this country into Gilead?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Nuke it from orbit.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      She was misquoted, Americans are “going to be begging for four more years of prison time of President Trump’s sentence.”

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Ayatolla pence. (h/t tip to the Wonker who came up with that one,)

  • StlSaxist

    Seems Senator McCain has a virus, the ZFTG virus, and it’s contagious.

    • bupkus231

      I HOPE it’s contagious – but from all appearences, all the fucking GOP are immune….

    • puredog

      Pronounced “zaftig”? Weird.

  • Lefty Wright

    Speaking of election fuckery, the GOP legislature overrode the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill setting new districts for election of state district court judges. Considering the number of legislative redistrictings the lege has had reversed in federal court, you know how that will end up. Just more racial and partisan gerrymandering and years of more court cases.

    The real kicker is they cancelled primaries for judges, maybe slightly understandable since the court districts are still uncertain. But the state Appeals Court and Supreme Court judges are elected state wide, not by districts. Of note is that a Republican incumbent on the Supreme Court will be up for re-election next year. It’s highly unlikely any other Republicans will run against her, but there will probably be several Democrats. With no primaries, she should be a shoo in. No fuckery there, huh?

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    You can have my “Happy Holidays!” when you rip it from my cold, dead lips, motherfuckers!

    • sarafina

      Jeez, wait until after Halloween!!!

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      All Holidays Matter

  • calliecallie

    “…a bad infographic that alleges a lack of manufacturing jobs leads to an increase in abortions, infertility and spousal abuse…”

    Did they gather the data for that infographic in Flint, Michigan? Because it might not just be the lack of manufacturing jobs that are bringing about those trends.

    • TundraGrifter

      Sounds like the Monday morning after the Super Bowl.

    • TakingAmes

      I mean, you could draw those conclusions, but you’d be leaving out a mountain of shit in the middle.

  • SeeTrain65

    (is fromer employer)

    Dom:

    Typo, or another new addition to the Wonkette Style Guide?
    (JK. If I were called out on my many mistakes, everyone would own a piece of me by now.)

  • calliecallie

    Pseudo-Bashy seems like a good name for a company making battling robots. Or Suidobashi. Whatever.

  • Daniel

    A reminder also too that this whole shitstorm with the families of dead soldiers began because he was asked a question that he tried to dodge by blaming Obama.
    This question was asked at an event he’d laid on specifically to brag about how well he’s doing as President.

  • eyelashviper

    Another busy day for Dotard-In-Chief:

    http://www.suprmchaos.com/lumpy_crayons_101817.jpg

    • TakingAmes

      If he gets his own personalized crayons, d’ya think they’re labeled “Trump Gold,” “Ivanka Pink (blech, sorry),” etc.?

      • eyelashviper

        Impeach Mint, pale bile green.

    • The Wanderer

      I don’t see Liver Purple and Gan Green.

  • beingreleased

    I’m sure he also said in there somewhere “I’m sure your dead husband, whatshisname, voted for me too.”

  • Michael Loraine

    If this is the winning, then I’m tired of it. Feh!

  • Gosala

    Two thoughts:

    “New FEC disclosures SHOCKINGLY show how much MOAR money people are dumping into Trump properties in an an attempt to buy favors from Trump.”

    This right here is all that’s really needed to impeach the Vector of Chaos that inhabits the Oval Office.

    “A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate, Michael Williams wants to give out bump stocks to show ‘solidarity with gun owners across the nation’ as any talk of regulating firearms gadgets that make weapons shoot faster is ‘merely cheap political lip service from career politicians.'”

    I actually agree with this. Talking about bump stocks is a great way to avoid talking about the real issues of guns and violence.

  • Daniel

    As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017

    Psst. Your cover story was you fired him because he was unfair to Clinton. Might want to stop giving Mueller more evidence that was a lie.

    — Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) October 18, 2017

    • sarafina

      Stop trying to help the Dotard!!!!!

  • IdiokraticCulturalMarxist

    https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/920666424225468416
    Scalise is fanatic enough that, yes, he would have given his life for the right of a fellow citizen to shoot up a ball park with his assault weapon. Sure.

    • SDGeoff3

      He knows the cost of freedom.

  • theblackdog

    Oh look, Facebook being shitty again, same with Google. It’s starting to make being a Luddite a viable option.

    • Three Finger Salute

      The next Democratic president needs to pardon Ted Kaczynski and make him Internet czar. Can’t hack a series of tubes that doesn’t exist.

  • dedBuNNy

    Not sure why the GOP isn’t jumping to pass a budget – ANY budget. Once that’s done they no longer have any use for Mr. Dickwad, nor do they have to take any of his shit anymore or pretend to back his batshit craziness. In almost all cases, most will be jumping on board the ‘get this fuckin’ lunatic outta here!’ train… Most anyway, like 98.2% probably. Once he signs on the dotted line and it’s passed? You’ll be able to hear a huge collective sigh – I’m quite sure you might even overhear a few shouts of “You’re ass is grass now fucker!”

    • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

      Tax cuts.

    • Magyar Has Had It Up To Here

      Your lips to G-d’s ear

    • The Wanderer

      One of the problems they’re having with passing a budget is the Democratic caucus. They won’t abide slashing the safety net. Another problem is the Bolsheviks in the GOP who got elected to destroy the United States by undermining and wrecking all government institutions. And that’s the House of Reprehensibles; the Senate’s in the same mess.

  • yyyaz

    Are we going to get a liveblog of the lying, evil elf lying to the Senate? Because he is lying up a storm of evil lies.

  • SweetDeeKat

    The babby lion cubs are saving me this morning. Can only dip my toe into the cesspool of news at intervals today.

  • beatbort

    And at the end of nine months, a baby was born. And it looked like…DAMIEN LUCIFER!

  • Randy Riddle

    Is it just me, or is this list chronicling the Fall of the American Empire getting longer each day?

  • Bitter Scribe

    Has anyone else noticed that Harder seems to show up whenever there’s a sex tape involved?

    Hey, specialization always helps your law practice.

  • Rocket Pony Ron

    I HATE days that start out with, ‘Okay, now that I did… oh, crap, I didn’t…’

  • SDGeoff3

    Lion babby cubbies…ahhhh.

    • Teto85

      It has been such a crappy week, and it’s just Wednesday morning, that I’m just gonna watch that all day. It’s that good.

  • kareemachan

    One question: are coal mining companies THAT big (and rich) that they have this influence over drumpster? I’ll be surprised if they don’t bring back those Xmas singing lumps of coal…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64eb9ec54cab89a7b67ad40d9746ff6a9856d27a122a3201b4e4c406974bd8b3.jpg

  • Paperless Tiger

    Mnuchin made a Freudian slip. The markets are gonna crash anyway, and they don’t want to pay taxes on their bailouts. More cash for the post-crash property sales! You heard it here.

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    Prince Kushner has “You’re Hired” Charles Harder, that dickhole lawyer who Peter Thiel used to kill Gawker. Has anyone else noticed that Harder seems to show up whenever there’s a sex tape involved?

    Too bad his first name is not Richard.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      That would be the perfect lawyer name.

    • idk, Chuck Harder is bad enough

  • BJW

    Good job Dominic! And more morning nice times? With all the shit going on I can see couple nice little videos that could help us live a tiny bit happier.

  • Mel & Omah

    Wonkette needs an article tag for “MALIGNANT NARCISSIST”.

  • New FEC disclosures SHOCKINGLY show how much MOAR money people are dumping into Trump properties in an an attempt to buy favors from Trump.

    This. This is why he won. This is what it was all about. He was flat fucking broke assed and leveraged out the ying yang.
    Now our government really IS for sale.

  • Last Hussar

    Channel 4 in UK is currently (2200 UTC) showing documentary called Trump and Russia: Sex, Spies and Scandal.

    Clip of Trump saying something (eg I don’t know Felix Sater)
    Proof of opposite shown.

    I don’t know if you can get 4od in Eagleland. Worth a try tomorrow.

  • BackDoorMan

    … ” Has anyone else noticed that Harder seems to show up whenever there’s a sex tape involved?” – That’s always the case at my house. Although it’s pronounced Hardon.

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