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Well, hello and welcome back, Wonketariat! We’re super rested and ready to go, so here’s some of the things we may be talking about today, and a bunch of other newses that fell into the holiday black hole.

When congress critters slink back to the Hill they have to try and figure out how sell a litany of poor-fucking bills like the Trump/Ryan tax cuts (for the super rich), a third round of hurricane bailouts, DACA kids, NSA spying powers, and CHIP — and that’s besides the looming budget showdown this Christmas.

The Senate GOP still doesn’t know if it has enough votes to pass the Trump/Ryan tax cuts (for the super rich) as about half-a-dozen holdouts haven’t had their palms greased yet.

Lisa Murkowski seemingly caved under pressure and announced her support for killing the health insurance mandate in the Trump/Ryan tax cuts (for the super rich).

States are about to force Congressional Republicans to think of the children as states’ money for CHIP is about to run out after legislators failed to extend funding for the program in September.

Lawyers for Leandra English, the acting director of Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, are trying to stop the Trump administration’s attempt to install Mick Mulvaney as the the head of the CFPB without the necessary Senate confirmation, with Trump spox defending the action as a “typical, routine move.”

Paul Manafort’s pre-Trump life was spent rolling in Rubles according to new flight records showing a bunch of trips Manafort conveniently forgot.

Robert Mueller and his justice league of extraordinary investigators are trying to crack Mike Flynn’s Russian mystery machine now that it includes his involvement in building nuclear reactors across the Middle East.

Even though they tried to block them, White House visitor logs have been released, and it’s full of more nasty shit than a David Vitter diaper.

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton is super sorry that he’s part of a Capitol Police investigation that has all the hallmarks of a traditional sex scandal, including blackmail, (gross) sexy times, and old white guys texting dick pics.

The FBI is investigating PA Democratic Rep. Bob Brady for an ALLEGED scheme to pay his 2012 primary opponent to drop out of the race, THEN lying about it to federal investigators.

Wellspring, a fabulously wealth and secret conservative super PAC, has been passing MILLIONS of Ameros to Republican groups and candidates, and stuffing courts with judicial candidates.

Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers resigned as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee amid allegations of sexual harassing former staffers.

As Democrats gear up to take on 91 GOP-held House seats in 2018, they’re focusing on a flashy, tear-jerking introductory video to separate themselves from the other primary jobbers.

GOP 2018 hopefuls are using Mitch McConnell as their political punching bag because, apparently, Mitch McConnell is just like Nancy Pelosi but in less Armani.

Bernie is quietly surrounding himself with Washington policy insiders who specialize in Not America, leading to speculation that he’s quietly gunning for 2020.

REXXON might have been a former CEO of a major petrochemical company, but according to former State Department staffers, REXXON sucks at being an executive, he has no idea what he’s doing and he keeps blowing off key security briefings.

Three military service members on White House detail were reassigned after being caught with “foreign women” during Trump’s field trip to Vietnam. Finally, a normal, old fashioned DC scandal!

Prince Jared is going to have to get a new business card now that he seems to be losing all of the jobs Trump gave him back in February. 

The DC City Council is thinking about changing the name of the road in front of the Russian embassy to honor Boris Nemtsov, an assassinated political rival of Russian dictator President Vladimir Putin. Oh those jokers!

The Trump administration has essentially issued another Turkey pardon with its decision to stop arming Kurdish rebels in Syria.

Princess Ivanka will head to India to tout working women while dodging questions about the working conditions at the factories that make her fugly clothes.

An upcoming SCOTUS case may help refine the Fourth Amendment’s privacy protections now that everyone has Lojacked themselves.

As Congress tried to slam the sliding doors on the Air Force Space Corps, a new “box on a flow chart” seems to have left open the possibility to boldly go where only a couple of dozen humans have gone before. Until then, we’re stuck with Star Trek.

Russians and other Eurotrash assholes have been hoovering up stolen credit cards and using AirBnB to launder money.

Trump tweeted about MAGAPill, a loony conspiracy website that blathers on and on about Hillary Clinton’s magic pizza dungeon, earthquake machines, and spirit cooking, and then it suddenly disappeared from the Interwebz.

One of Trump’s New York trash palaces has been such a dismal failure that the Trump Organization is bailing out and ripping its name off the Trump SoHo building. “And another one’s gone.”

Journalists at the LA Times Guild are wondering how come regular journos don’t get golden parachutes, sportsball tickets, and private jets like the executives at Tronc.

The Koch brothers have coughed up $600 million Ameros to help the Meredith media group buy Time, but Meredith says the Kochs will not get a board seat or have editorial control. Allegedly.

Peter Thiel is super pissed that lawyers for what’s left of Gawker keep ignoring Thiel’s attempt to buy Gawker’s corpse.

Poor Melon Trump! Not only does she not care about the fat, old man who keeps trying to grab her pussy, she never wanted to be First Lady, and told Trump to run just so he’d stop whining.

Chelsea Clinton and Princess Ivanka told cranks and wingnuts to fuck off after photos showing Malia Obama having a life surfaced on a conservative website.

Here’s pretty pictures of the annual Kyrgyzstan cat show. You’re welcome!

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    • BadKitty904

      I love the expression on the “interviewer’s” face.

      Now, is there something you want to share with us, Dominic?

    • grindstone

      That made my morning — what a nice guy he was. (uh…walking down what aisle, Dom?)

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Is someone registering for muffin tins at Target?

    • Nockular cavity

      This should be on all wedding announcements.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Caption: INVISIBLE SLIM JIM.

  • Michael R
    • Gayer Than Thou

      Fake news!!!1! There’s no way Twitler could run even a block, let alone pulling a rickshaw.

  • Nounverb911
  • Weird Fishes

    Ah, Mondays. Love’em. don’t you? First day back after the holiday, crisp November morning, the US government in disarray but still trying to make the rich richer, the batshit man in the White House slipping even farther into utter lunacy, there’s a creepy AF pedophile trying to get elected to Senate from a state that more resembles a hoarder’s paradise than a functioning polity (But wow, that hair), and the Koch Brothers are buying Time magazine so the Bronzo the Malignant can be Man of the Year.

    And my existential crisis blooms: Are there enough kittens to counter this?

    • Nounverb911
      • UnsaltedSinner

        The cat has now issued a statement saying that it remembers the incident differently, and that this type of behaviour was accepted when it was young, but it is very sorry and will go to therapy to learn to deal with its problem.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Kitty no has oppostible fums. U must ackquit. Kthnxbai.

          • UnsaltedSinner

            Oh, Dershowitz…

      • Weird Fishes

        Ohhhh…thank you. :)

    • mancityRed6

      I’m taking a day of vacation. that’s how I planned it. balcony with some coffee

      • Weird Fishes

        You have won today. Well done!

  • Nounverb911
  • Lyly Sirivong

    We get it, Ivana. You’ve got a book to sell.

  • Nounverb911

    How many of the decorations did Putin ‘donate’?
    https://twitter.com/WestWingReport/status/935148560475213824

  • Nounverb911
    • Lyly Sirivong

      Yeah, not including Fox for a reason. Because they would win hands (and pants) down.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Flaming pants down.

      • wavicles

        Whole different league.

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Timothy Watson

      Did one of his associates get served with a search warrant today?

    • Rick Hill

      He’s going to jump on the “fake award call” bandwagon.

    • jesterpunk

      He needs to shut the fuck up. His tweets are being used as evidence in the AT&T/ time warner lawsuit with the DOJ. They told them the merger could go through if they sold CNN first.

      • chezmoi

        In that case, he needs to keep on tweeting.

        • jesterpunk

          No because AT&T and Time Warner merging wouldn’t be good for anyone.

          • chezmoi

            Oh, I was thinking that his trying to influence the deal might kill it. What was I thinking, DOJ.

          • jesterpunk

            No, he is against the deal because of CNN. They said if they dump CNN the deal will be approved.

  • Michael Smith

    I went into a Dollar General in a rural part of Western PA yesterday to buy Christmas decorations, and by the register there was a “Donald Trump 1 Year Anniversary Commemoration” magazine (apparently unaffiliated with any real magazine), and its packaging boasted of a “Special Super Patriot Kit.”

    I guess that’s what you buy for a little light reading after you pick up your carton of Winstons and 30 pack of canned beans.

    • BadKitty904

      And a box of factory-second cartridges…

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Slightly irregular. For not-so-well-regulated militias.

        • Me not sure

          “After they leave the gun, who knows where they go?
          PotShotz: The answer for the thrifty shooter”

    • VirginiaMorningBlend

      Suggested reading while you use their ultra premium luxury one ply toilet tissue.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Wait, those aren’t the same thing?

  • BadKitty904

    When congress critters slink back to the Hill they have to try and figure out how sell a litany of poor-fucking bills like the Trump/Ryan tax cuts (for the super rich), a third round of hurricane bailouts, DACA kids, NSA spying powers, and CHIP — and that’s besides the looming budget showdown this Christmas.

    See also the House bill to expand and privatize the nation’s supply of prisons and workhouses this Christmas.

  • From Russia with Love

    “…install Mick Mulvaney as the the head of the CFPB without the necessary Senate confirmation, with Trump spox defending the action as a “typical, routine move.”

    Typical and routine for any dictator.

    • Nounverb911
      • Nockular cavity

        Oh, sure. “He’s going to fire us all, and shut down the office, but dude: DONUTS!”

      • Msgr_MΩment

        DONUTS?!! How is that even fair?!

      • Timothy Watson

        Failing CNN still sucking Trump’s balls.

      • bupkus231

        Given the WH’s credibility level ( i.e. nonexistent ), why was this idjit allowed to tweet this nonsense under CNN’s aegis?

  • Nounverb911
  • Rick Hill

    Oh….you’re all over here…..
    Again!
    It’s Monday. Laugh!….Ok, that’s enough. Go to work.
    ‘https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/am2Qjby_460s.jpg

  • Oblios_Cap

    Even though they tried to block them, White House visitor logs have been released

    It looks like Mulvaney spends more time in the WH than Trump.

  • BadKitty904

    We’re super rested

    Well, damn, Dominic…

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Here’s pretty pictures of the annual Kyrgyzstan cat show. You’re welcome!

    So happy to see that this was not a euphemism for something put on for the benefit of Trump’s pimps beauty pageant talent scouts.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    The Vermont independent hasn’t decided whether to run for president again in 2020. To his closest allies, his efforts represent a natural next step in his role as “outreach chairman” for Senate Democrats, a new position created for him late last year by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

    As silly as it is to have an “outreach chairman” who won’t even join the party, it’s probably a good way to give Bernie a stake in the party and stroke his ego at the same time. That’s how seduction works…

    • Jeffery Campbell

      God, it’s just so much political masturbation, isn’t it?

  • mysonsam

    When does Government funding run out? Wasn’t there a 3 month “patch” to keep the Government running not too long ago?

    Because at this rate, a Gov shutdown is a possibility…

    • Asterix

      I think… December 8.

    • Bobathonic

      December 8.

      • From Russia with Love

        Hmmm, the day after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

        • Oblios_Cap

          And it wasn’t over then!

      • mysonsam

        Weeeeellllllll, this will get interesting. Those festering fuckpuppets can’t seem to manage doing the most basic things.

  • Left Coast Tom

    Paul Manafort’s pre-Trump life was spent rolling in Rubles according to new flight records showing a bunch of trips Manafort conveniently forgot.

    Indictments cure amnesia?

    • Nounverb911

      If not, long prison sentences do.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      You know, Trump seems to have a pretty flaky memory. Maybe that would help him?

      /Check with your lawyer to see if indictments are right for you.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Prince Jared is going to have to get a new business card now that he seems to be losing all of the jobs Trump gave him back in February.

    There goes our chance for peace in the Middle East!

    • proudgrampa

      Right down the drain…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I was gonna clean my room until Jared went bye.
      I was gonna get up and find the broom but then Jared went bye.
      My room is still messed up and I know why
      ‘Cause Jared went bye

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    And Ben Garrison has forgotten about a few people including Trump in his support for a pedophile. Also, can someone tell me why Biden is there?
    https://grrrgraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/judge_moore_cartoon-1024×683.jpg

    • Hologram of Wesley Willis

      Another classy piece from Ben “One Man Klan” Garrison.

      • bupkus231

        Even as we post ’em only for amusement value, I suspect that Ben Garrison is happy for the added exposure.

    • Oblios_Cap

      HOJB Is implicated in all the harassment scandals?
      That can’t be Roy Moore. His boots don’t have crosses on them.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      An actual Christian might be offended by the “walking on water” imagery there.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Old Roy “Jesus” Moore?

        • Latverian Diplomat

          And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites. are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and. in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.

          — Jeebus (Matthew 6:5)

    • Nockular cavity

      You can do that in boots made of 14-year-olds.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      George HW Bush, so: BOTH SIDES!!

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        He goes on to discuss how all these allegations are true, except Roy Moore, because they are unsubstantiated.

        What an idiot.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Pepe le Frog is a nice touch of self-incrimination, but why is Judge Jesus Ray Roy Moore in Sex Scandal Swamp in the first place?

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      He included Bide just because he hoped to contaminate by association…

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Also too, just me or is it odd the way Judge Roy Moore’s arms look like half of a swastika?

      • Marion in Savannah

        That’s a feature, not a bug.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Isn’t it a cartoon FAIL if you have to label everybody?

  • Nounverb911
    • Oblios_Cap

      I’m thinking I’m not sure what her point is.

      • Nockular cavity

        The Kaepernick one was hers. The point being, I guess, that he would kneel while American heroes…go kill the ’40s equivalent of Trump’s supporters.

        • Oblios_Cap

          Her intellect is truly too dizzying for my small brain to comprehend…

        • TundraGrifter

          I watched the excellent interview of Steve Kerr by David Axelrod this weekend and Colin was advised by a military veteran to kneel as a sign of respect, instead of just sitting during the national anthem.

    • Christopher Story

      She has a hard on for Kaepernick that is really getting creepy.

    • From Russia with Love

      I get it. Two guys who were never in the military.

      Although one of them did have a draft card.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      This Thanksgiving, I was thankful that the Republicans failed to throw Tomi off her parents’ health insurance.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Prince Jared is going to have to get a new business card now that he seems to be losing all of the jobs Trump gave him back in February.

    Just crossing stuff out isn’t classy enough, even if you use a gilt ink pen.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      He should try writing “Emeritus” at the end of each line with a calligraphy pen.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Anus is easier to write than Emeritus, and more truthful.

    • Me not sure

      What sort of business card does one require in “The Big A” or Leavenworth?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I think all affiliations and accomplishments are described in tattoo form there…

        • Me not sure

          Protocol must be followed.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Oh, I don’t know. It worked well enough for Lady Diana Cooper.

  • BadKitty904

    Russia Wanted Trump as President and It Got Him. Now What Does America Do?
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-russia-one-year_us_5a14a7eee4b03dec8248e1b9?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    Trump won’t be on the ballot next year,” said Harrell Kirstein, a former Clinton campaign spokesman and now American Bridge’s “Trump War Room” communications director. “But Republicans in Congress ― the same people who were fully aware of the Russian cyberattack against the United States last year but have still done nothing to stand up for the American people ― will be.

  • coozledad

    Enough with old white guys. Especially old white guys who dismiss the concerns of black women voters.

    This is the kind of energy we need:
    https://twitter.com/antoniodelotero/status/825172585746989056

  • Oblios_Cap
  • bubbuhh

    So, Joe Barton shared pics of his Anthony Weiner. Was it good for him? Po-lees find out.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Isn’t he a big God botherer?

      • bubbuhh

        Not really. He worships pollution producing industries. Hence, his nickname, “Smokey Joe.”

      • Johnatx

        He is the one that apologized to BP for the US House of Representatives having them appear before a committee following the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. I’m pretty sure he whacks off to the Exxon Tiger. Maybe the Mobil Pegasus also, too. Not too sure about the Shell Pecten. Probably not into invertebrates, but he does like Paul Ryan, so jury is still out on that one

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        Mixed record. Wants to ban gays and abortion, but favors legalizing online poker.

  • Nounverb911

    So did Joe and Mika NOT invite donnie to their wedding?
    https://twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/status/935150572025589762

  • Oblios_Cap

    The cat pics were a nice touch.

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      They seem to be inordinately fond of Scottish Folds in Kyrgyzstan.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      They really tied the blog together.

  • BadKitty904

    As the Republican Congress focuses on tax cuts for its billionaire owners, Russia’s agents in our federal government continue to weaken America’s security and safety…

    Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/diplomats-sound-the-alarm-as-they-are-pushed-out-in-droves/ar-BBFBI7T?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

    Of all the State Department employees who might have been vulnerable in the staff reductions that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has initiated as he reshapes the department, the one person who seemed least likely to be a target was the chief of security, Bill A. Miller.

    Republicans pilloried Hillary Clinton for what they claimed was her inadequate attention to security as secretary of state in the months before the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Congress even passed legislation mandating that the department’s top security official have unrestricted access to the secretary of state.

    But in his first nine months in office, Mr. Tillerson turned down repeated and sometimes urgent requests from the department’s security staff to brief him, according to several former top officials in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Finally, Mr. Miller, the acting assistant secretary for diplomatic security, was forced to cite the law’s requirement that he be allowed to speak to Mr. Tillerson.

    • bubbuhh

      Them Rooshian agentz iz teh elected administrashun. ‘Course they mebbe might be only internetz peepul, not peepul wif ackshul bodily functions.

  • Baconzgood

    “typical, routine move.”

    Yes…BREAKING THE FUCKING LAW IS a typical, routine move” for this administration.

  • The Librarian

    I didn’t recognize the name Mark Sandy on that WH visitor list . Former OMB acting director. He and Mick Mulvaney spent a lot of time with the loon-in-chief. I guess looking for ways to fuck people over takes more face time than I thought.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    OK, for serious question, because I’ve heard mixed things: my blue-state congresspeople can be counted on to vote as directed by the Comintern. I’ve heard I should be mercilessly pestering Lisa Murkowski and her ilk, and I’ve also heard that once they find out I’m not one of her constituents, my phone call will go directly into the shredder, and by tying up her phone lines I might be keeping her actual constituents from getting through. Which is true?

    • VirginiaMorningBlend

      One good reason not to do it is because then your call can be classed as fake. Unlike Russian bots that can flood public comment sites. Strange isn’t it?

    • Johnatx

      I have been told by people far more tuned in than me, that if you’re not a constituent, don’t bother calling. I know from experience, that the first thing I am asked when calling is what is my zip code. Also been told not to bother emailing. Phone call, fax, or US mail is what to use. If calling, ask to have your call logged

      • Hiss

        Why not just select an appropriate Alaska zip code and tell them that one?

        • Gayer Than Thou

          I’ve heard that lying is a big no-no. I think they said that in Sunday School.

          • puredog

            Oh, that is SO 2016.

        • Johnatx

          Sure. Because lying is cool. And, maybe if Murkowski gets like 5 zillion more phone calls from “Alaskans” than there are actual Alaskans, might be a tipoff that something is fishy. Better off making phone calls to your own Senators and Representatives asking them to stay the course. Or, give your own local and state politicians a call on some other issue of importance

    • Historicat

      Do you have any doddering relatives in other areas you could call on behalf of, instead?
      “My aunt Myrna has been a constituent of your district since you were first elected and she’s really concerned …”

  • Nounverb911
  • Rick Hill

    Of course, once Hillary was caught with the child sex ring they had the basement filled in and all traces erased. We want to see the city records!!!1! Basement gate!!

  • VirginiaMorningBlend

    Still waiting on that CHIP funding. States must have had some serious reserve funding to keep the program going this long. It don’t get real until parents start screaming. Will it get funding before this happens? Stay tuned!

    • Timothy Watson

      The states are probably using up all the remaining matching funds they have appropriated (most states fiscal years run until June 30th). And the GOP won’t care about screaming parents as long as they’re poor.

  • Baconzgood
    • Oblios_Cap

      Roy “Aqualung” Moore.

      • HooverVilles

        Roy “Aqualung” Moore.

        Hmmm, is that anything like Paul “Aqua Buddha” Rand?

        • Oblios_Cap

          Sort of, instead a) snot is running down his nose, and b) he’s eyeing little girls with bad intent.

          • HooverVilles

            Sort of sounds about right.

    • IdiotsforPalin

      Is that Honey Boo Boo Moore’s chasing?

      • Marion in Savannah

        Yep.

    • Johnatx

      Wonder if the song “Dirty Old Man” by the Fugs was inspired by Roy Moore?

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        My name is Johnny………..

  • William
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Beg for it, Shawn…

  • Ghenghis McCann

    So there’s going to be a Royal Wedding. Or should it be ‘an attempt to distract the British people from the Brexit clusterfuck’? 0
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42137179

    • ariel_gee_398

      I dunno, doesn’t marrying a biracial non-Brit count as a fuck you to the racist, xenophobic Brexiteers?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        Fortunately I use the Kitten Block extension for Firefox which replaces the Daily Mail’s website with pictures of kittens, so I don’t know what the racist, xenophobic Brexiteers are saying.

        • ariel_gee_398

          My best guess is that Boris Johnson will get caught on a hot mic saying, “Well at least she’s light skinned.”

        • Crystalclear12

          Your wisdom is great.

      • From Russia with Love

        Doesn’t count because she’s good looking.

      • Blanche de Shambles

        Divorced biracial non-Brit. I kind of hope heads are exploding over at the Daily Mail right now.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          I worry about her for just that reason.

          Just like I still worry about the Obamas, especially the kids.

    • Nounverb911
  • Skeptical_thinker

    editted

  • Mavenmaven

    Shorter MAGAPill: the Jews are behind everything.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Well duh.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Good morning, Wonkettpagrjsta (Lithouanian)! Having refreshed me Grrrr in Minnesota, Toomush is calling his liberal congresscritters this morning to give them the stiff upper lip speech, and thinking about running again for county commission if no one steps in to fill the gap. Up here in northern Michigan, every seat in the city and county government is presently filled with a fat Republican rump, doing nothing and only holding onto their seats…

    • Me not sure

      Run, you glorious bastard, run!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Do it do it do it

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Last time, I ran and got slightly over 1/3 of the vote. The same as every other Democrat in the county….

        • Lance Thrustwell

          I love Michigan – I’m from there – but I just don’t understand a lot of its inhabitants.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Michigan is the Vacationland of my Childhood.

            Fun fact: The place my grandpa used to live when I was little is now a Nudist Camp!

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      You could do a lot of good, although if you win, there will be a world of unbelievable petty headaches to deal with. But places like County Commissioner is where it all starts.

      • puredog

        Do it. Wonkettistan craves vicarious power.

  • Michael R
  • bubbuhh
  • Nounverb911

    You left out the part about taking Obamacare away from 13million people too, also.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/935152378747195392

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      “job producers”

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Everybody gonna have so much money from tax cuts ain’t nobody gonna need no damn Obamacare. Jeez, you’d think surgery and hospital stays cost more than tax cuts or sumthin.

      • HooverVilles

        Who knew?

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Given Liddle’ Babby Donnie’s record with actual facts (as opposed to “alternative facts”), I’d say we’re fucked.

    • Rick Hill

      Damn that mathematical for getting in the way!!

      • Marion in Savannah

        He has a confooze because he was told that there wouldn’t be any math.

    • Doug Langley
    • Persistent Tennessee Rain

      Wingnut Version: 13 million people will be allowed to opt out of forced healthcare.

  • GoutMachine

    I’m going to need Wonkette today. Took off all last week, and I am so not feeling it this morning. Getting back into the grind is a bitch! ENTERTAIN ME.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Something sounds wrong with Air Force Space Corps Space Cadets.

    I am sure the US Navy will have a big ass problem with jet jockeys claiming space for themselves. The only more dangerous thing than war is the war between services over budget monies.

  • Oblios_Cap
    • Gayer Than Thou

      As I was saying on Joe My God, I am not sure I’m ready to say “Princess Meghan.”

      • GoutMachine

        At least her name isn’t Madison with a silent Q or some other such Millennial bullshit.

      • Bobathonic
      • Edith Prickly

        I don’t think non-royals get to use the title Princess. Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and Sarah Ferguson was the Duchess of York. A duchess named Meghan is still going to be a little weird though.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          The BBC has explained that she will officially be ‘Princess Henry of Wales.’ The Royal Family in many ways still haven’t adjusted to the 20th century. Maybe they’ll have managed by the end of this one.

          • Edith Prickly

            Thanks! Now that I know that, Princess Meghan doesn’t sound so bad.

          • Daniel

            Strange to think how out of kilter with modern mores a feudal aristocracy can be.

          • TakingAmes

            But the Queen is expected to gift them with a dukedom on their wedding day, so she will likely be Duchess Meghan.

        • nightmoth

          It’s cool that she’s bi-racial, though. Her Mom is an African-American social worker and yoga instructor who wears dreads.
          If televised, it’s going to be an interesting wedding to watch.

      • Me not sure

        Princess Heather of Locklear

  • Crystalclear12

    I’m so not ready to climb back into this.
    Day drinking schedule is resumed.

  • Baconzgood

    I hear tell that India is a great place for women to work. In fact when you have your baby the manager gets the mop for you to clean up the birth goo on the factory floor.

    • GoutMachine

      Not only that, but babby goes immediately into on-the-job training!

    • little miss high and mighty

      Prenatal scopes and songrams and abbortion and prefered sex for profit marriage traditions and socia climbing opportunities combined with the new nationalism .
      Plus now, Modi and plus the refugee influx and the Paris Conf. neglect and then there’s Casmir and the big deals with the Chinese.
      They got the bomb, too.
      Modi says everybody in India deserves at least one car.
      India

    • Doug Langley

      In high school we read The Good Earth. The part I remember is where the peasant and wife are toiling, the wife twitches, says “Excuse me”, goes into the hut and delivers her baby. When daddy comes to check, she says “Oh please, please forgive me, but I really don’t feel like working for the rest of the day!”

  • Skeptical_thinker
    • Paperless Tiger

      Presuming we want prod up.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        I’m told that when the aliens abduct you it’s compulsory.

  • Bemused Tralfamadorian

    MAGApill has been silenced! Deep state confirmed!

    • Hologram of Wesley Willis

      Praise Soros!

      • Bemused Tralfamadorian

        Fuck that. I’m still waiting on my cheque.

  • ManchuCandidate

    If only Joe believed in denying man made dick pics instead of denying man made climate change.

  • Odd Jørgensen

    Now hair fuhror wants a fake news dance-off, and Fox is not invited.

  • MynameisBlarney

    I am sick of bein’ sick dammit.

    Goin to the doc tomorrow.
    Just to be sure this ain’t somethin’ more than a long lasting cold or whatever.

    • Oblios_Cap

      You’re still under the weather? Get the docs to look at you before Trump declares that we need to turn sick folks into Soylent Green.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Good idea. I started getting the runny nose/sore throat yesterday that signals an incoming cold. Gonna take care of myself the next few days in hopes I can ward it off.

      • MynameisBlarney

        As of yesterday, I think…it’s officially been over a month.

        • Courser_Resistance

          Yeah, that’s no bueno. Most viral shit will at least start clearing after 2 weeks.

    • BadKitty904

      Prolly a good idea.

    • Baconzgood

      Rub some dirt in and take a lap.

      That was my high school gym teacher’s cure for EVERYTHING.

      • Me not sure

        “Take a lap” might be misconstrued.

        • Baconzgood

          Pancreatic Cancer, hepatitis C, 3rd degree oil burns, stroke, industrial machinery amputation?

          Rub some dirt in it and take a lap. Crying doesn’t win trophies.

          • Me not sure

            But coach, a shark ate my leg.

          • Cosmic Owl

            Fuck that guy.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Ya still got one left, right?
            20 LAPS!

          • Baconzgood

            Hey, you had Mr. “Coach” too also.

          • MynameisBlarney

            Ya.
            He was the football coach.
            Who, btw, was fired after getting arrested for stealing bread off a delivery truck at the local grocery store.

          • Baconzgood

            ” were you wearing your cup?”

            For some reason asking that annulled him from any kind of law suit

          • Me not sure

            “…and my right nut!”

      • Marion in Savannah

        We had a nurse at summer camp who thought that Pepto Bismol cured everything. Fell off a horse and sprained your ankle? Have some Pepto Bismol.

        • Cosmic Owl

          Best way to insure none of the little shitters ever shit again.

        • Baconzgood

          Our “nurse” gave us coke-a-cola syrup for every thing.

          • Wonky McUbtrye

            I had forgotten about cola syrup! It’s surprisingly disgusting.

      • William
        • Wonky McUbtrye

          I would fake being well to get out of taking Robitussin. It tastes like death, and it was even worse in the 80’s.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      If it can’t be fixed with a bacon and egg sandwich and a tot of brandy, you should probably consult a physician.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Reminded me of something my Mother used to say: “I’m not sure if I’m feeling better or if I’ve just gotten used to feeling like crap.”

    • Johnatx

      Good luck. Smart thing to do.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
    • Msgr_MΩment

      Maybe he didn’t move on them like a big enough bitch.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Jones has a very very very slim lead (today)

  • William
    • puredog

      But is that 101 + 79, or 101 including 79?

      • Daniel

        That 101 includes the 79.

        • Impatient

          Ah. Then it’s all okay.

      • William

        I don’t know. Last I heard he has spent 1/5th of his time in office at Trump golf courses. I imagine the 101 would be his hotels etc.. The 79 seems like a good number for golf days.

  • Me not sure

    The DC City Council should rename Pennsylvania Avenue to Dumb Fuck Boulevard.

  • Nounverb911
    • Oblios_Cap

      I used to follow the BC Lions, but no more.

    • Cosmic Owl

      Lacrosse is Canada’s national sportsball game.

      True story.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      They have it every year, but fool’s ball is nowhere near as popular as skateboxing. Otherwise known as “hockey” to the uninformed.

      Bub posted a thread here last night showing off the fashion sense of Papa Pimp Pierre at a Grey Cup event in 1970. Let’s just say he wore the cape a lot better than when Melania wore her sofa cover.

      https://i.cbc.ca/1.2250567.1382679447!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/220-trudeau-greycup-cp1970.jpg

      • William

        I retired. I sat around for a few weeks, then I remembered I had a bus license. Now I work (a few days a week). Driving college teams to away games on a luxury motor coach. In other words I get paid to watch college sports. Last week I hauled a womans hockey team to an away game. I am now a fan. I had no idea.

  • Lefty Wright
    • little miss high and mighty

      deficit hawks plus the lameduckies plus the wimminfok 2 all against.
      – no majority here yet

  • Cosmic Owl

    Psst, Princess Whisperer Ivanka:

    Women are ALWAYS WORKING.

  • Nounverb911
    • Lance Thrustwell

      I have conflicting feelings about Vicente. On the one hand, I agree with everything he says about Trump. On the other hand, I get a little uncomfortable seeing even a former head of state being that unhinged.

      • janecita

        He was a terrible president. I can’t stand the man.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Add him to the list of people and things I would normally not like that Trump has made me feel better about.

          • janecita

            I have a list like yours, it’s incredibly long.

          • Spurning Beer

            I have a more positive view of Ebola than I did prior to November 2016.

          • Historicat

            Giant Meteor keeps rising in my regard.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          I chalk him up as, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

    • janecita

      MAGA-Mueller Ain’t Going Away

      I stole it from somewhere, can’t remember where:-(

  • William
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I guess you could say, under Obama, the economy was in the black.

      Under Republicans… it goes into the red…

      • Daniel

        Well, orange.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Elizabeth Warren on what happens if Mulvaney takes over CFPB:

    “This would change every calculation that every giant bank makes in the executive suite when deciding just how close to breaking the law they want to come.
    If the cop is pulled off the beat, then the profits from cheating people look far more attractive to the banking executives.”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      “You say that like it’s a bad thing. Shut up, Pocahontas, or we’ll steal — er, ‘quantitatively ease’ more of your land.” -Republicans

  • Joe Beese
    • Cosmic Owl

      Clearly, the moron wants his old gig as a failed game show host back.

    • Bill D. Burger
    • Paperless Tiger

      We should have a contest for President and actually go by the votes.

    • kilgoretrout
      • Bemused Tralfamadorian

        Kilgore… is that you? Tell me the purpose of life! Is it to be the eyes and ears and conscience of the Creator of the Universe?

      • Impatient

        Just an aside: Is that tall “kid” giving a speech (to nobody in front of him) possibly Jim Comey? If so, that explains a lot. He’s had many decades practicing to be a pompous prick.

        • Impatient

          PS: While this is my usual ‘hate FBI fuckers’ snark, look carefully. It actually COULD be him!

    • BadKitty904
      • little miss high and mighty

        Did NOT want to do no song about being crazy written by some long hair freak who I don’t eve know. No sir!
        Forced into doing Wilies “Crazy”
        Forced.

    • BigCSouthside

      preemptive delegitimization of the media. Mueller is about to drop bombs

    • janecita

      I can’t believe that his voters aren’t embarrass that this fucking moron is their president.

      • therblig

        they’re incapable of normal human emotions/reactions/thought

      • Indeniable Ron

        Instead, they’re proud. Actually proud.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Obviously you can’t include Fox as it would be the winner in all three categories of Dishonest, Corrupt and Distorted. Gotta give the others a chance.

    • janecita

      So, CNN isn’t a network?

      • ariel_gee_398

        Just Donnie showing his age again – not many people under 65 distinguish between networks and cable.

      • jesterpunk

        Donny Dumbass is trying to block the AT&T/ Time Warner merger unless they dump CNN first.

        http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-cnn-fake-news-attacks-could-come-back-haunt-him-obama-lawyer-says-722651

        President Donald Trump’s tweets on Saturday that included calling CNN “fake news” could come back to haunt him as the Justice Department fights to stop the network’s owner, Time Warner, from merging with AT&T, Obama’s chief White House ethics lawyer warned in a colorful tweet.

        “Dear Dodo-in-Chief: u realize that this tweet is going 2be an exhibit against u in the DOJ -TimeWarner antitrust case right? It also smacks of collusion since u did it on day when Vlad cracked down on US networks,” wrote attorney Norman Eisen. “For that reason, it may open u to other civil liability.”

    • ariel_gee_398

      His ego is more fragile than the leg lamp from A Christmas Story.

    • TootsStansbury

      Fucking crazy old fart. He’s getting into yelling at clouds territory.

    • Daniel

      Grown adult man and President of the United States of America, everyone.

      Here he shows again his deep and abiding love for the first amendment.

    • Edith Prickly

      I have a better idea. Let’s have a contest to see which member of your family is the most in hock to Russia! Bob Mueller’s already done all the pre-production work. Winner gets a Golden Traitor trophy.

      BTW, my favourite president was the black guy. You suck worse than Nixon and GW Bush put together.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        What about Pappy? He wasn’t in there long enough to screw anything up? I mean, he did start the whole mess with Saddam that Junior went and screwed up biglier — and, I don’t think he gets a free pass for planting the seed that produced Shrub in the first place…

        • Edith Prickly

          True – I remember him as mostly ineffectual, but anything touched by a Bush seems to turn to dross.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Including Barbara…?

          • Edith Prickly

            Of course, look how her kids turned out.

        • cmd resistor

          Never trusted the guy, due to his CIA years.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      No… Surely not. I’m afraid to look.

    • BigCSouthside

      Fox is pure state media

      • Indeniable Ron

        Worse: it CREATES the narrative that it wants the State to tell.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      I had to go onto it’s feed ’cause it stretched credulity that it actually tweeted this.

      There is no bottom is there?

      • Indeniable Ron

        If you look with a big telescope, you can see the Big Bang down there.

      • cmd resistor

        Seems like there are lots of those lately, more so than usual.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      And I have it on good authority that it’s PROBABLY FOX News Network!….

    • Jimh

      You are NOT my favorite President, I would have thought I’d already made that clear. With votes, and internet snark also too.

      • You’re not even a president.

        • Jimh

          But he plays one on TEEEVEEEEE!

    • xintheline

      Who’s favorite President you fucking Dotard? Mine would be JFK followed by Obama.

    • TakingAmes

      Is the trophy a Pulitzer?

  • William
    • little miss high and mighty

      pease pease Robert
      please do not break our hearts.

      • BadKitty904

        Just DOO EET, maaan!!1!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    MAGAPill, now with Vitamin KKK!

  • BigCSouthside

    On the Mulvaney thing, just fucking arrest him when he shows up for trespassing

  • Gosala

    I know many wonkers have no patience with religion, but this article explains nicely why evangelicals who sacrifice their Christian values fire political expediency (read Moore, Trump, etc.) are in fact godless heathen (she does not say godless heathen, but the implication is there).

    http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/editorials/dana-hall-mccain-the-great-lie-we-ve-believed/article_bfcc78cc-c958-11e7-8d57-b35eadaf6042.html

    TL;DNR: If you believe that God is ultimately in control, then you believe that God will find a way to work his purpose regardless of what we do. He does not need Congresses, Presidents or Justices. It is therefore unnecessary to sacrifice Christian values for a political expediency that God does not need. Indeed it is worse than unnecessary; it is faithless.

    • BigCSouthside

      Evangelical Christianity is purely about power. Husbands power over wife, parents power over children, church’s power over society.

      I can say that I do not know an evangelical that is genuinely Christ like. They either fail by their actions or attitudes.

      • Indeniable Ron

        One of the most fervent ones I know is also a dedicated software pirate, known to complain when one of his sources vanishes.

      • cmd resistor

        One does have to wonder how they all got so off the track.

    • Bobathonic

      Fuck them for being unAmerican theocrats, also too.

    • janecita

      Dana sounds like she is a big part of the problem. Equating support for Planned Parenthood with sexual harassment and pedophilia is despicable.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      So we have no agency and political activism is pointless? No thanks.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Isn’t it, though? Not because of religion, but because we don’t have that Kind of Koch Kash to remake the country in our image. Freedom is really expensive these days. It’s a lot more expensive to buy congressmen if all you’ve got is appeals to morality. They don’t even listen to that guy who tossed the moneylenders out of the temple.

        • Bemused Tralfamadorian

          That, I’m happy to agree with, and, granted, it’s a bitter pill to swallow. Saying that it’s all God’s will is an entirely different claim.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Then again, “In God We Trust” is printed on our currency. So technically, it is “God’s” will — the god of politics, in this case, being Mammon.

            I’m not even religious, I just have no more hope and no spare change.

          • Bemused Tralfamadorian

            I come from a family of politically active atheists. We’ve fought for labour rights, civil rights, peace, nuclear disarmament, gay rights, and economic opportunity over multiple generations. The idea that this is somehow ‘God’s Plan’ and we had no choice or effect is really fucking offensive. I know you’re not saying that, but what Gosala said is genuinely unpleasant.

    • Indeniable Ron

      A definite Kool-aid drinker, this one. Guess nobody told her that evangelicals were perfectly okay with abortion and Planned Parenthood until they needed a Cause to gin up the voters.
      And I love that line, ‘Our obsession with politics is the stealthy way the enemy is rotting us from the inside.’
      ‘The enemy’? Really? Bad news, sister: there’s no ‘enemy,’ just the ordinary if exaggerated human desire for power and control. As a certain wise philosopher pointed out: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3b/87/4c/3b874cf202521db5e5716dd95a00cda8–book-reviews-bookshelves.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger

    In early April—nearly 8 months ago—The Fucking Moron told the New York Times he would have a very big infrastructure plan “…very, very soon. Very soon. Believe me. It’s just about ready.”
    It’s almost December_____________and there’s still no bill.

    ‘Check’s In The Mail Politics’ ___ John Fugelsang

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      Donald promised something which he didn’t understand, then failed to deliver? I’m shocked.

      • Persistent Tennessee Rain

        Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

        • Bemused Tralfamadorian

          I hope that whomever’s doing the lathering is being well paid.

          • puredog

            Fluffing. And they better be; 15-20 vision is rare, and those XXXS Fleshlights don’t come cheap.

      • HooverVilles

        1) Trump promise
        2) Trump fail
        3) go to 1)

    • William

      That and a plan to defeat ISIS in thirty days. Now if they would simply let Cheeto-Tweet-monkey handle their finances, they’d be gone already.

    • little miss high and mighty

      The reps could have had something like it instead of Obama repeal and Tax milking but …nnnoooooo
      They go for the deficit kablooomo instead
      For their sorry-ass base.

    • BadKitty904

      He’s been busy destroying ISIS. Right?

      • Bill D. Burger

        “…on day one. Believe me. You can believe that.”

        • BadKitty904

          God, Turmp’s cultists are just dumb as a sack o’ bricks…

          • Indeniable Ron

            Hey, now!
            – bricks

        • HooverVilles

          Yep the old Believe Me, Trust Me, etc. ploy.

      • TootsStansbury

        Tr*mp only destroys good things.

        • BadKitty904

          Misery loves company.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      I bet he left the only copy in his invisible plane. Now he’s forgotten where he parked it and can’t find it because invisible.

      • HooverVilles

        Funny.

    • HooverVilles

      Trump never stops lying,
      Trump never stops grifting.
      That’s is what the Trumpers do.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Hi everyone, I’m back from being interviewed for Time’s Person of the Year. I squeezed in just before the Kocks (yes, spelled accurately) fuck that up too. Free press to the highest bidder.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      Is your unicorn in the post?

    • Bill D. Burger

      I heard that you’re PROBABLY going to get it! Congrats ;)

    • little miss high and mighty

      did they serve you diet cokes with straws,too? Like they did with us?

    • William

      You Lie. The White House has released an iron-clad story about the real winner. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29905aa8b10c14799252bc7e6cfae6f85b7c951a5a820860f309d087a6dd4135.jpg

    • jesterpunk

      Sorry they already told me I would be the winner but I didnt have time for the interview and they wanted me to wear pants for the photo shoot.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Sorry. I had it on good authority it was going to be Toomush, but those are the breaks!…

      • Impatient

        Our press? More like “To mush.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just an FYI: The Senate Judiciary Committee gave Jared ‘The Kush’ Kushner a November 27 deadline to turn over the missing record____including the emails about Wikileaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the election.

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhh…. That’s today.

    • spangled

      huh, i wondered why there were two identical articles in WAPO/NYT about how “kushner has a lesser role now, we don’t know her’. both from unnamed white house sources…

  • Persistent Tennessee Rain

    Meerkats give me a serious case of the smiles. Thank you, Dominic!

    • little miss high and mighty

      yeah we forgot to congrats on the good hard work there, Dom
      We now must say goodbye and run catch a train to catch work or we will
      d i e.
      Bye!

  • therblig

    boo hoo, the poor little melon.

  • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

    Re: Koch, Sinclair, Murdoch, and now the NYT as examples of the lying fake news.

    Normal Everyday Nazi Guy says he’s disgusted by Democrats because they might elect a president who is, in his words, an “overweight, black dyke with dyslexia.”

    I just have one thing to say to him.

    https://i.imgflip.com/202j6l.jpg

    (…which he got from ingesting too much Coke. Or maybe Coke is what gave him the sniffles….)

    • james crubb

      Some sort of warning perhaps! I can’t unsee that, is that a co-joined twin trying to escape? perhaps the ‘brains’ of the operation.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Michael Flynn’s role in a Middle Eastern nuclear project could add significantly to his mountain of existing legal issues.
    Congressional reps say Flynn may have violated a number of federal laws by failing to disclose the project:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michael-flynns-role-in-middle-eastern-nuclear-project-could-compound-legal-issues/2017/11/26/51ce7ec8-ce18-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.878ba5a13c8f

    Squeeze, Bob Mueller….SQUEEZE that little treasonous fucker!

    • Tiffany de Houston

      After his “Lock her up!” bullshit at the convention, I want this criminal motherfucker to go down for life. He is one treasonous, criminal piece of shit.

    • Pisto75666

      “may have violated a number of federal laws” As often as it’s happened at Trump’s vacation house, they should stitch this on a sampler and slap it on a wall somewhere.

  • William

    When I saw this, I laughed more than a person of reasonable demeanor should. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6d60263ca1195c8b1e886d740e2093b4cab28b1aae11baad2bfcd070402e835.jpg

    • Bill D. Burger

      Alternative answer: “Well, I AM busy fucking all the Trumpanzees, FOXbots and the Rightie GOP sheeple.”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Is it just me or does Stock Photo Guy look like Mike Sonovabitch?

      • Daniel

        That’s why he’s holding his fingers like that.

        “I mean, it’s cold.”

    • Red Richmond

      His fingers also scream a postscript to that answer: “My thing is this big.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just dropped this off at various Rightie sites to help the Trumpanzees and the low/no info Republican ‘base’ understand the new Tax Reform abomination. I tried to remind them that they were not the persons standing.

    Alas….I feel it had no effect. Just pissing in the wind. derp, derp….

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPpduwNVoAAPgM-.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Trumpp…..

  • rocktonsam

    Hey melon, promise the fat old guy unlimited pussygrabbing if he would resigned . Do it for your country, where ever it is.

    • Daniel

      It’s next to Italy.

    • Historicat

      “I though he vould be dead by now. Then I could enjoy life and maybe find someone to be a good role model for Barron.”

  • Cogswell – Overlord of Barsoom
  • TundraGrifter

    The Internets have become very similar to The Bible – no matter what side you want to take in any argument, you can find solid support for it if you look had enough.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Which means it’s arguably outlived its usefulness in a short period of time. It’s been “democratized” to an extent of total anarchy where literally anyone can open up a Blogger or WordPress account and have their “opinions” validated as fact, simply because they believe it to be true.

      • TundraGrifter

        The super market stocks healthy fruits and vegetables along with candy and ice cream. If some consumers elect to believe fake news because it conforms to their deeply held world views, opinions and beliefs it doesn’t mean the facts aren’t out there. It just means some people willingly ignore them.

      • BigCSouthside

        They need to teach courses on how to use the internet in schools.

        • guppy06

          It can be an online course!

  • Me not sure
    • HooverVilles

      That’s her happy look? Sure would hate to see her mad look.

      • Indeniable Ron

        It’s exactly the same.

        • William

          The very same look you get from a cocker spaniel after you show it a card trick.

    • Impatient

      Thanks for the closeup. I’m relieved to know that she actually does have eyes.

      • William

        You could blindfold her with dental floss.

    • William

      You people are terrible. Try looking beyond her Barbie like exterior and try to find the beauty inside. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc9545f87350a7e66ce1124ec498d046061d40e98ad67dbcfeb4ce613ac547a0.jpg

      • Me not sure

        They make fine paper weights and stress relievers, too.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          The organic versions also make great stress relievers but lousy paperweights.

        • William

          When I was in the service, I flew with a guy who was married to a medical supply salesperson. We had one of those things and passed it around the plane on almost every flight. It took 5 months to finally break it. Tough stuff those silo-boobies are made of.

    • CaliCheeseSucks

      To quote Elaine Benes when George dated a ‘female Jerry’:

      She’s quite a handsome woman.

    • nightmoth

      This is Melania at 17 at the start of her modeling career.
      I don’t think she’s ever been happy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bf86cc031a367ac17a5a44fc7d02b908dcbae88832d06b404c94a21a855f0a5.jpg

      • xintheline

        Hey, you can see her eyes!!

    • SweetDeeKat
      • Me not sure

        The resemblance is uncanny.

    • Proactive Cooperator

      Needz moar Dalmatian puppies.

  • calliecallie

    I really needed to see those baby meerkats after that agenda.

  • William
  • calliecallie

    Investing in paper journos and magazines can be a risky thing at this point, right? Maybe Time can siphon away all the Koch money.

    • Indeniable Ron

      I find this unlikely. Who’d want the place now?

      • Rick Hill

        A fixer upper, for sure

        • Indeniable Ron

          New on HGTV: Flip This Country!

    • Rick Hill

      Yeah, well, by all appearances, the esperiment has failed.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      Soon your heads of state will also be inbred Germans!

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Hey, I’m totally open to the antifa old lady coming for us by arranging to have african-american grandchildren.

    • JustPretendImNotHere

      Best part of the upcoming royal wedding? The fact that Barry and Michelle will more than likely be on the guest list and Trump won’t!. You know that shit will piss him off but good.

      https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/106/590x/secondary/prince-harry-barack-obama-1115028.jpg

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/10/12/17/2DE13EA100000578-4974538-image-a-26_1507825639677.jpg

      (I’ve long thought that Prince Harry had a wee bit of a crush on Michelle Obama, along with the rest of us)

    • Angela Ruzzo

      They will only be American if their parents register their births at the nearest American embassy or consulate, or if they are born in the US. Their parents might, conceivably, choose to do neither. Meghan might also, conceivably, renounce her US citizenship before the birth of any children, although that is unlikely.

  • Carpe Vagenda
    • SweetDeeKat

      I luff her. Damn, she’s good.

    • everstar

      Roem 2024?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Just. She could so easily made it about herself, and instead she made it about the fact that our government doesn’t serve us and it should. I love her.

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person
  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Meredith says the Kochs will not get a board seat or have editorial control.

    Money talks, bullshit walks.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Bernie is quietly surrounding himself with Washington policy insiders who specialize in Not America, leading to speculation that he’s quietly gunning for 2020.

    I think this is some non-standard millennial use of ‘quiet’ I’m not familiar with.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      He’ll still be to old. Bernie injected some weaksauce social-democratic thinking into the mix, and that’s better than nothing.

    • Bemused Tralfamadorian

      I’ll go further, and contend that there isn’t any serious social-democratic policy platform on offer in US politics.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    After reading the NYT article about the SCOTUS case, and bearing in mind that I am not a constitutional scholar, it seems to me that this case is about law enforcement obtaining cell phone records without a warrant. I’ve read other articles on this subject, and they all say more-or-less the same thing – that a warrant should be required to obtain detailed cell phone data. What the articles never explain is why law enforcement doesn’t simply get a warrant in these cases. Is it so difficult to get one?

    • SweetDeeKat

      Need to convince a judge there is probable cause – being blah or brownish or suspected mooslin is not enough. More importantly, needs to be specific to that account. No broad NSA type surveillance over a swath of people they don’t like.

      Considering how fucking easy it is to get warrants, I ascribe laziness.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        My thoughts exactly – that it is pretty easy to get warrants. They must have had some evidence against these robbers in the first place so as to identify the get-away driver, something more than just “vague suspicions”, and that would surely be enough to get a warrant.

      • GHERKINS du RESISTANCE!

        Could be that some rather unconstitutional police work may have gotten some of the suspects into the category of being suspects, and to expose this to the scrutiny of a judge might submarine the entire case against them.

        Thus the need for a nice tidy untainted source of evidence.

  • Pisto75666

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/school-cancels-anthony-scaramucci-event-over-lawsuit-threats/ar-BBFLWPx

    MEDFORD, Mass. — Officials at Tufts University in Massachusetts have postponed an event with Anthony Scaramucci after the former White House communications director threatened a lawsuit over an opinion piece published in the student newspaper.

    The Boston Globe reports Scaramucci was scheduled to speak at the Medford university’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on Monday.

    Earlier this month, 26-year-old Camilo Caballero wrote a piece in The Tufts Daily newspaper criticizing Scaramucci’s position on a Fletcher advisory board.

    Scaramucci’s lawyer said Nov. 21 they would take legal action unless the graduate student and newspaper retracted “false and defamatory allegations of fact.”

    Caballero says Scaramucci is trying to prevent him from using his First Amendment rights.

    Scaramucci said Sunday he’s not limiting free speech, but he wants to defend himself against “factually inaccurate” attacks.

    This evil piece of shit has no business being anywhere near a school.

  • Tetman Callis

    Thanks for the pussy shots. You really know the way to a guy’s heart.

  • Bitter Scribe

    The second sentence of that Politico piece on Tillerson reminded me of why Politico pisses me off sometime:

    Yet that’s what Rex Tillerson has done in his bizarre and disappointing 10 months as America’s secretary of state—a position held by such giants as Dean Acheson, Henry Kissinger and James Baker.

    One of those things is not like the other two.

    • Robyn Ryan

      And Hillary Clinton.

      • javadavis

        And John Kerry

  • Mormos

    “this has been the general trend with the collapse of empires throughout time – a once great power, creaking and infirm, cracks and gives way to the petty, personal ambitions of lesser men”

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