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The “no-go” zone was THIS BIG!

Pete Hoekstra, he is this dumb fucking Trump idiot. He used to be a Republican congressman from Michigan, but now he is Donald Trump’s ambassador to the Netherlands. Presumably he got the job because he was borned there, way back in 1953! But alas, he moved to America when he was three.

AND THEN THE MURDERS BEGAN.

No seriously, Pete Hoekstra thinks that is what happened in the Netherlands, because he is a raging dildo breath who watches Fox News. In December, a Dutch journalist asked Hoekstra about comments he made in 2015, alleging that The Netherlands is full of “no-go zones,” where non-Muslims aren’t even allowed to go, and that all the Dutch politicians get set on fire all the time, by the Muslims:

HOEKSTRA: I didn’t say that. That is actually an incorrect statement. We would call it fake news. I never said that. No, it’s not what I said!

First of all, we must take issue with his statement, “we would call it fake news.” Because NO, you Trump-licking cum sock, WE in America would not call it anything besides the fucking truth. Trump-licking cum socks such as YOURSELF would call it “fake news,” because you are brainwashed by the brain-addled orange shithead in the Oval Office.

OK, now that we’ve gotten that moment of RAGE out of the way, we shall proceed.

When that happened in December, the Dutch journalist proceeded to SHOW HOEKSTRA THE CLIP OF HOEKSTRA SAYING THE DUMB STUFF, then asked, “You call that fake news?” To which Hoekstra responded:

HOEKSTRA: I didn’t call that fake news. I didn’t use the words today.

JOURNALIST: No?

HOEKSTRA: I don’t think I did.

And then the Dutch journalist literally exploded because of the bullshit. RIP that Dutch journalist, who is now dead of explosion!

Fast forward to this week, when Dutch reporters decided to ask Hoekstra more questions about “no-go zones” and Dutch politicians who are aflame. And oh, did they ask him questions! They refused to stop asking him questions, and he just stood there like a guy who can’t find his wooden shoes with both hands (common Dutch joke! unless it isn’t), refusing to answer the questions. But sir, tell us about everybody being on fire! Tell us about the neighborhoods you are scared of! Show us on the doll where the fiery Dutch “no-go zones” touched you!

At one point, a journalist asked Hoekstra to read a John Adams quote about “honest and wise men” on the fireplace mantle behind him, and in light of that, whether he would take back his comments about “no-go” zones. Hoekstra’s response was to read the quote and then say “thank you”:

This is a remarkable exchange, as reported by the Washington Post:

“If you’re truly an honest and wise man, could you please take back the remark about burned politicians or name the politician that was burned in the Netherlands?” [journalist Roel] Geeraedts asked.

An uncomfortable silence followed the question.

“Thank you,” Hoekstra said, before trying to call on someone else over the clamor of the reporters in the room.

“Excuse me, I asked you a question,” Geeraedts said.

Another journalist jumped in.

“Mr. Ambassador, can you mention any example of a Dutch politician who was burned in recent years?”

Again, silence, as Hoekstra stared around the room.

“This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” another reporter said.

Yeah, not like in that banana republic you have over there in America now that a small minority of Americans elected a lying tinpot dictator wannabe!

WaPo, citing a CNN report, gives more background on the loony-ass anti-Muslim conspiracies (in addition to the stuff about “no-go” zones and all the Dutch people currently being on fire) this dipshit has pushed over the years:

He speculated that some 10 to 15 percent of the Muslim community in the world — 270 million people — were radical Islamist militants and appeared to imply that Huma Abedin had “egregious” ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a claim that The Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler, and other publications, have determined as “bogus.” On another far-right show, Hoekstra said he had considered the possibly that President Barack Obama might be intentionally aiding the rise of Muslim extremists.

Donald Trump really does hire the best people. Or rather, he hires people just as stupid as he is, probably because it makes him uncomfortable when normal people are in his presence.

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  • anon_the_great

    It was a Ribbentrop level fail

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    “Look At This Dumb Racist Trump Ambassador Getting Dunked On By Mean Dutch Reporters”

    Do the Dutch even bball? I thought it would be fish tossing or something.

    ; p to our dutch friends.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Shouldn’t he just go stick his penis in a dike?

    • georgiaburning

      I think I read that the wrong way

    • Antonin Dvorak

      I heard that is legal there.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        What isn’t?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I hear penises are aflame.

    • MynameisBlarney

      What ya got against dikes?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Most dykes aren’t looking for dick.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      “But they’re infested with radical Islamic terrorists!”

      – Pete Hoekstra, probably.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        “She told me it was a no go zone.”

    • Baconzgood

      I did that. She was a good friend and wanted to try it once.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Antonin Dvorak

      Definite Bunsen Honeydew libel!

  • jesuswasablack

    Hoekstra …. alleging that The Netherlands is full of “no-go zones,” where …. all the Dutch politicians get set on fire all the time, by the Muslims”
    It sort of seems that when tRump is looking to fill a position he assembles a team, they ask who would be most ridiculous pick for this position, lets go out and get them!
    https://collaborationtools.fiu.edu/PublishingImages/Perry-horiz.png

  • therblig

    what’s truly egregious is that bullshit like “huma abedin’s ties to the muslim brotherhood” even have to be fact checked instead of a rational, thinking public just saying “wtf, asshole?”

    and, of course, the facts aren’t believed anyway.

  • msanthropesmr

    Hey people of the Netherlands –
    Hoekstra was born there. We think you should take him back.

    Thanks.
    You can also keep Golden Earring.

    I do like your Frikandel and Advocaat.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      I don’t get why we prosecute people that traveled to Syria because they might have radicalized yet this clear example of radicalization is welcomed.

      • msanthropesmr

        We’re very sorry.
        As an American, I also apologize for the asshole college aged American tourists that pester your kindly shopkeepers in Amsterdam.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          “You got some weed here man?”

          Oh, wait, that was back in the 80’s. Now they do that in friggin’ Denver.

          • Arolpin

            How stupid are those tourists then? They’re staying at the fucking Bulldog Hostel, which is physically connected to the Bulldog Coffee Shop, and they still have to ask? (I stayed near the Leidseplein, which happened to be near the Blackbird Coffee Shop, which I still highly recommend, because it’s a coffee shop that happens to sell weed, rather than a stoner store that sells a little coffee to keep up appearances.)

          • Villago Delenda Est

            When I was riding the train back to Germany from Amsterdam, the customs guy could NOT STOP ASKING ME about whether or not I had some hashish on me. OK, so I fit the profile…American, short hair, traveling on a train to Köln, but REALLY….

    • Arolpin

      Don’t go slagging on Golden Earring. Radar Love may be the greatest song in the world when you’re 850 miles into a 1000 mile drive, it’s 2am, and you’re exhausted.

      • msanthropesmr

        Were your hands wet on the wheel?

        • Arolpin

          They were until I rolled down the windows for fresh air, forgetting it way about -20F. They were quickly icy on the wheel.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        yeah, but under those conditions, NOBODY is sane or mentally capable of ranking good music.

        (I did a 750 trek a few times and once or twice bymself, after this first solo trip, i was practically babbling)

      • Oblios_Cap

        I think it’s better at half past 4 when you’re shifting gears.

    • PubOption
      • msanthropesmr

        ooodleoodleoodleoodleoddleoddleoddoleodoodle looodle
        doh doh doh!

        • PubOption

          You obviously know the words.

    • ImGoingBacon

      yes, please share your ‘coffee houses’ also too.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Like Canada needs to take Ted Cruz back!

      • msanthropesmr

        Prezactly.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    A thing I missed the first time watching but luckily a friend pointed it out: After being asked if he could name one burned politician he looks uncomfortably into the fireplace hoping there might be a politician of some sort being in there as a last resort to say he was right.

    • Bright Bart

      hahahaha!

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I thought he might be looking for a loophole in the John Adams quote.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Ren Hoek would have been a better choice for President Stimpy.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” another reporter said.

    This’ll last until Hoekstra hires some goons to take care of the noisy Dutch.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      My recommendation: weekend trip to Brussels to line up some Phlegms to do his dirty work for him.

  • Proud Liberal

    Our reporters need to take some lessons from them.

  • folderol

    I cannot tell a lie. — George Washington

    No, no, that is not a lie I just told. Fake news. — Pete Hoekstra

  • Scooby

    This asshole doesn’t even speak Dutch. He is functionally illiterate of the Dutch media.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    On another far-right show, Hoekstra said he had considered the possibly that President Barack Obama might be intentionally aiding the rise of Muslim extremists.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7ab356cb376ab7dc924f556b3c3d87ab7d1059b9b33b98be15960da105559c9.jpg

    • Proud Liberal

      Ugh. White people lost their God damned minds when President Obama was elected.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Uh…
        The racist ones did.

        • Proud Liberal

          The Republican Party?

          • MynameisBlarney

            To be honest, they lost their minds in the 60’s.

          • Proud Liberal

            That’s fair to say.

  • Proud Liberal

    Trump hires the best people……

  • MynameisBlarney

    Yeah…so.
    They really are the goddamned enemy.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2018/01/foxnews-fans-react-anti-american-glee

    • Ghenghis McCann

      I would ask what goes on in their minds, but I’d need proof they actually possess one.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      This little seasoning of antisemitism really brought out the Nazi flavour in those comments.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9489d949c350f203b837b9055fe3423e7b3b64c5ed31b66f32e119b749b647e7.png

      • Oblios_Cap

        Truly, its’ great to live in the United States of America.

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        I really hoped someone reported that hate-speech.

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        Funny, I thought they looooved rich people….

  • freakishlypersistent

    Again. Public Servant. Please note American media. Answer the fuckinf question.

  • Indiepalin

    I bet Hoekstra now regrets sticking his finger in that dike over by the Zuider Zee.

    • The Wanderer

      She hasn’t forgiven him either.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        When you’re famous, they let you. Or so some orange guy told me.

    • Hesavebread!

      Came here for the dyke fingering joke, wasn’t disappointed.

  • Major^3 Andre

    Sorry, Evan, but this is EXACTLY what MAGA looks like: a giant slab of xenophobic bullshit with a thick slathering of overt racism.

  • chiefkurtz

    He didn’t apologize for anything he said really, only that it happened, and he NEVER admitted he was wrong.

  • Martini A, very stable genius

    Dutch journos ain’t playin’. USican media should take a page outta that play book.

  • Very Stable Royal Ugly Dude

    Does a country have to accept the president’s choice of ambassador? I know the Dutch are a tolerant lot, but this idiot should not be tolerated.

    • Proud Liberal

      The media is letting him know loud and clear.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      AFAIK, most countries (including us) have the ability to reject a ambassador; it just hardly ever happens.

  • Scooby

    How embarrassing, it seems random Dutch journalists have a better grasp of the English language than the American Ambassador or the President!

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      To be fair, something like 90% of the Dutch speak English as a 2nd language, and it’s taught early. And here I still struggle with becoming bilingual whilst living abroad.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Some Dutch used to buy Terry Pratchett’s novels when they were first published in English, then buy the Dutch version, to make sure they got all the jokes that were lost in translation.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Those Dutch are terribly clever people, except when it comes to tulip futures. Then they’re as daft as techbros with Bitcoin.

    • Bananas Foster

      The Dutch get a lot of English language training, and there’s a shitload of English language TV shown in English.

    • MynameisBlarney

      As do a LOT of immigrants in this country.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        to be fair, people who learn english as a second language and become fluent at it typically have better grammar. Cause they learned it the right way, in school and not on the playground or at home.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Ayup.

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          That’s also why they’re better at sex.

    • goonemeritus

      I worry that eventually the Trump idiom will become our nations way of speaking

  • The Wanderer

    It may not be MAGA, but it sure as fuck is MAGGOT.

    • Malaclypse

      Make America as Great as Game Of Thrones?

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        well played.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Easy: more nudity and dragons.

        • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

          I’m Nigel R. Toppinglift, and I approve this message.

  • proudgrampa

    I watched this last night. Hilarity ensued.

    The American Press could take a few lessons from their Dutch colleagues.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      That would require standing together rather than attacking each other’s biases.

      • proudgrampa

        I can dream, can’t I?

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    I like how the reporters didn’t let him skate away from the issue.

    • Cosmic Owl 2

      This is the Netherlands, Only WE get to skate.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Ooh! Just got a 300 vibe.

        This is the NETHERLANDS!

    • UnsaltedSinner

      I think he fell through the ice.

  • Christopher Story

    Slightly OT: Trump Backing Lawmaker Freaks Out After Seeing Muslims At Interfaith Event At South Dakota Capitol
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/trump-backing-lawmaker-freaks-out-after-seeing-muslims-at-interfaith-event-at-south-dakota-capitol/

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      He clearly didn’t *get* the whole idea anyway:

      “State Sen. Neal Tapio (R-Watertown) was unable to stay silent after seeing about 50 Muslims and others pray Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda for tolerance and religious acceptance, reported the Argus Leader.”

      • dshwa

        (Sigh) Time to fish Irony out of the morgue again.

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          “Interfaith dialogue is a part of a war, it’s a silent part, it’s a part of a way of taking away the Christian fabric of our nation,” Tapio told reporters.

          • Dept. of Space Tacos

            whoops, sorry to spam, but that should have been contrasted with:

            Tapio, who served as President Donald Trump’s state campaign manager, warned in a press release that Muslims intended to impose religious sharia law that would put nonbelievers at risk of death.

          • Oblios_Cap

            What a stable genius he is.

          • Dept. of Space Tacos

            to wit, I have no idea what the fuck he’s saying here:

            ““If you don’t have the freedom to leave a religion, is there a freedom of religion?” Tapio said. “And that’s the question we have to ask ourselves as a state.””

          • Ghenghis McCann

            And what a state he seems to be in.

          • Oblios_Cap

            He doesn’t either, I’ll bet. He’s just trying to say something that sounds philosophical.

          • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

            Said the Christian that will condemn you to an eternity of hell if you don’t follow their rules…

          • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

            Well, it’s a shItty fabric. All itchy and tacky and sweaty…

      • Oblios_Cap

        Apparently Tapio is a member of the “Kill them all and let the sky wizard determine who belongs to the right faith” school. He might want to rethink that, since that sort requires everyone being killed to see who’s right, and I ain’t playing in that game.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Dipshit says what?

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Welcome to Europe!

  • Bananas Foster

    I don’t envy the diplomats who are going to follow all of Trump’s feebleminded sycophants.

    They’re going to have a hell of a lot of bridges to mend… Nay, rebuild.

    • Mavenmaven

      They will likely be welcomed with open arms if they are not Trumpians.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I dunno, after this batch of idiots, whoever President Warren nominates will be given a hero’s welcome.

      • Beelzebubba

        They’ll be greeted with flowers – tulips in this case.

  • Baconzgood
  • dshwa

    If he thinks the reporters are bad he should show his face at a football match. The supporters will gleefully roast him. And not politely.

    • msanthropesmr

      Go AJAX!
      Go PSV EIndhoven!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Dutch journalists obviously have never heard of David Broder, or “access journalism” (aka stenography) so they’re just totally out of line for holding this twat’s feet to the fire for being a racist shit.

    • Hesavebread!

      The Dutch are a wonderfully upfront race.

    • Grumpy Twat

      We desperately need some of these journos in the UK..

  • TJ Barke

    This shit is why the rest of the world is laughing at us, Donnie.

  • paul clement

    what’s truly egregious is that bullshit like “huma abedin’s ties to the muslim brotherhood” even have to be fact checked instead of a rational, thinking public just saying “wtf, asshole?”and, of course, the facts aren’t believed anyway.

    • Beelzebubba

      It gets “some people are saying” tacked onto it, and goes straight on-air at Fucke Gnus.
      Then Il Douche twattters it, then Fucks & Fiends talks about the twat, and that makes it an alternative fact for the Trumpanzees to howl about.
      Rinse and repeat until next election cycle.

  • JohnBull

    The first rule of holes is to stop digging.

    • Christopher Story

      So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong this whole time.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Especially in the Netherlands, because the water table is pretty high in some places. You could end up drowning.

    • BadKitty904

      Only if you’re not stupid.

    • JaveyDay

      The second rule of holes is to stop talking about the holes that you won’t stop digging.

  • Jeffocaster in the West

    So, this guy is a lying sack of shit fuckface. Hmmm…I am surprised.

    • Jennaratrix

      Lying Sack of Shit Fuckface is the name of my new death metal band. I’M THE DRUMMER!

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        I assumed Lying Sack of Shit Fuckface would be a Barney and Friends cover band…

        • Jennaratrix

          Yeah, that’s much better. Let’s change it; I can’t play an instrument anyway, so the genre isn’t going to matter because it’ll all sound like shit.

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          I think that’s “I”ll Punch You in Your Lying Fucking Face”

          Stolen from my favorite band, Leftover Crack (please guys, go back and adopt Choking Victim, LC is just dumb)

      • amrak63

        You’re the drummer?

        Whatever you do, don’t let Spinal Tap hire you away from LSSF, no matter how much the Tappers promise you.

      • Jeffocaster in the West

        Cool. Can I have your autograph? (It’s for my kids…)

  • Oblios_Cap

    Hoekstra had better watch out or those incorrigible Dutch will either tie him to a windmill, stick his finger in a dike, or have him pushing up tulips. Any of which would make him more useful than being our Ambassador.

    • therblig

      i imagine he already put his tulips on trumpy’s ass to get the job.

  • Hoekstra has the gravitas of Rick Perry, the stoicism and brevity of Mike Pence, and the looks of Mikael Gorbachev.

    He’s got what it takes to be on the trump dream team.

    • BadKitty904

      Yeah, he’s an old, white male.

      • Oblios_Cap

        you forgot “stupid”.

        • BadKitty904

          Point taken.

      • RMKH

        But does he grab them by the pussy? That’s important. Not sure how Pence snuck in. Unless he does but hasn’t been outed as a PG yet. Which seems the more likely explanation. Maybe that’s why Mother won’t let him hang out with the wimmenfolk anymore.

        • BadKitty904

          I think Mikey’s “interests” lie elsewhere, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo…

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        Nasty, religious intolerant…

  • Mavenmaven

    Commemorating all the Dutch victims at Bowlen Groen

    • Now for a merment of serlence.

      • Mavenmaven

        Weird autocorrect, fixed. Anyway, I’m from Eastern Warshington.

      • MynameisBlarney
        • Jennaratrix

          I am laughing unreasonably hard at this. Thank you.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            The cat cannot figure out what is so damn funny.

          • MynameisBlarney

            You’re welcome.

  • BadKitty904

    Guess the GOP’s owners don’t control ALL media yet, eh, Hoekstra?

  • ken_kukec

    Wow, between this mess in the Netherlands and what happened “last night in Sweden” — what have these little chocolate-making countries gotten up to?

  • Rick Hill

    “THIS….IS….THE NETHERLANDS!!!!”

    • Bright Bart

      or Sparta…take your pick.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Throw him to the Belgians. The Walloons and Flemish can fight over him.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    OT: GAH! Just got an email from one of my teachers for this semester.

    I”M NOT READY…I”M NOT READY…
    (panics)

    • Oblios_Cap

      I started Tuesday night. The last course in this program!

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        congrats!
        I’m graduating myself in a few months.

        • Oblios_Cap

          Just a Graduate Certificate program. I’ve got all the degrees I need.

    • Teecha

      Fucking teechas. Bunch of bastards.

  • Blender_415

    OT, but: last year, I went with my housemate to Amsterdam to meet up with people she had served with in the refugee camps in Greece. There, I met one of the refugees they helped move along to Europe – he ended up being placed in Amsterdam. The govt. gave him a subsidized apartment, enrolled him in immersion English/Dutch language classes, and helped him purchase new equipment (lost during fleeing from Syria) to get his personal business going again.

    The Dutch kick ass.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I just hope they accept all the imminent refugees from ‘Murka once the civil war/nazi takeover starts.

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        I’ll be in that line.

        • MynameisBlarney

          Meeeeee too.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      We could do that here if we could just figure out a way to pull it off without inconveniencing the Kochs or the Mercers.

  • Bright Bart

    “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” another reporter said.
    Read more at https://wonkette.com/628167/look-at-this-dumb-racist-trump-ambassador-getting-dunked-on-by-mean-dutch-reporters#31518qkOp5oWtouv.99

    Holy talking tulips! how much do I love this?

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    OT
    At 9:14 a.m. ET, the President, in a tweet, appeared to walk back his earlier criticism, tweeting, “With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3cd42e254d89332e47f6ef15254c3bfa7b674c71557eb68f97fd0767aad774f3.jpg

    http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/11/politics/fisa-house-vote-congress/index.html

    • Oblios_Cap

      Really smart stuff!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Sorry about that, Chief.”

    • Celtic_Gnome

      To be fair, he really didn’t know it was about foreign surveillance when he sent the initial tweet. Some douchebag on Fox and Friends told him it was about spying on him during the campaign.

      He’s still learning.

  • gnomemansanisland

    I hope he takes advantage of Amsterdam’s many pot bars. He might get some enlightenment.

  • Beelzebubba

    Fucker undoubtedly promised to be “loyal” to Il Douche, so he got the job. When it comes to government jobs, the orange shitgibbon looks only for personal loyalty, not competence or intelligence.

    Say, you know who else…

  • ManchuCandidate

    He expected Tulips on his organ not well deserved wooden shoes jammed up his ass.

    • mailman27

      All he got was roses on the piano.

  • OrG Unstable Genius

    Goddammit, I want questioning like that for poot lips.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      Trump would have the Press Room nuked from orbit.

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        So be it.

    • OutOfOrbit

      is a WH steno’ did that, heshe would never see the inside of that room again, and be out of a job

      • WotsAllThisThen

        And competing reporters would flood the papers with op-eds about how this is why nobody trusts the media anymore.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    West Michigan here.

    We, the smart, rational city dwelling educated residents, fucking hate him.

    We really hate him.

    We have hated him since he claimed he knew where the WMDs were in Iraq but wouldn’t tell anyone what they were and where they were hidden. He’s loved by the suburban and rural Dutch Christian Reformed fascists who hate anyone who’s not white, straight, and christian — the same people who hate public schools and social safety nets. The ones who love the DeVos family. The ones whose ancestors left Holland because of the developing tolerant culture there — and as soon as they got here they immediately engaged in inter-denominational warfare.

    Fortunately, Grand Rapids is growing fast and the old cranky Hollanders are dying out, replaced by a younger, more diverse community. It can’t happen soon enough.

    • amrak63

      You forgot the quotation marks around “Christian”.

    • almaalum

      Thank you for your succint, acccurate description from your fellow West Michigander.

  • Treehopper1104

    Many of my ancestors were from the Netherlands. I really wish that they had stayed.

    • Rick Hill

      Nah because then you would be living somewhere where you don’t speak the language….

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        No worries. EVERYONE there speaks English. Better than most muricans.

        • Rick Hill

          (If he had been born there….)

        • Stable Genius Demme

          They speak BEAUTIFUL English.
          (I have always loved it, there.)

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          Of course with the dumbed down education, that bar is not real high.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      If Hoekstra’s family had stayed, he would now be embarrassing the Netherlands.

      • Rick Hill

        Or be constantly beaten with a sack of doorknobs

  • gnomemansanisland

    This is what happens when the bullshit hits the bone.

  • (((Sedagive)))

    I have spent a lot of time in the Netherlands over the years. I have worked on exhibitions there fairly recently. My husband and I even had a business plan drawn up – at one time we had hoped to emigrate to that fair country.

    My faith in their professionalism and lack of drama is steadfast.

    Thank goodness they are (so far) immune to this deadly strain of Russo-American virus.

    • gnomemansanisland

      I think Europeans in general are pretty tired of being in the middle of Russian and American bullshit in one form or another since 1945.

      • (((Sedagive)))

        Here’s my fear: if even one member of the EU slips into fascism (and it’s always hovering at the edges), America and Russia will step right up, and WWIII is instantly ignited.

        • Grumpy Twat

          Well we are busy fucking up Brexit and destroying the EU if that helps.
          As for fascism, check out the Tories and what’s left of UKIP

          • (((Sedagive)))

            Yes, England and America are both doing a fine job of reversing all that “Enlightenment” “Republic of Reason” “country of laws, not of men” nonsense.

            Ah, Little England.

          • Courser_Resistance

            I’m hoping to emigrate to Norway this year. It’s not perfect, but it’s far better than here.

          • Mentally Stable Ron

            England, though, has a history (a LOT of history) of coming to its senses without doing anything especially stupid. I have faith that they’ll still be muddling along, long after the nice parts of the US have become Canadian provinces

          • (((Sedagive)))

            I’ll never forgive them for the Opium Wars. That was a dirty, dirty business.

            Here’s to Greater Canada.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

            I volunteer to add Florida as a southern province. But it will take some serious tenting to get rid of all the vermin. I hope the much dumped-upon Puerto Ricans will help us clean them out with votes.

          • Grumpy Twat

            Nice to think we’re not entirely alone.
            That’s what that “special relationship” is all about.

          • ez

            Hey, hey!
            Mrs May,
            what the hell did you wreck today.

          • Grumpy Twat

            The quality of life for the poor, disabled and underprivileged, as a rule.
            Unless it’s the NHS.

          • ez

            Just practising, there hasn’t been a good protest across from number 10 for several weeks.

    • Yeah, there was that right-wing populist scare with the Party for Freedom during the 2017 elections but they seemed to have chosen the sane path.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • RickyG

      No curds and whey for her!

    • RMKH

      They seem nice. Some of those “fine people.”

    • amrak63

      They posted about it on Facebook?

      Mean AND stupid.

      • MynameisBlarney

        That’s a turmp supporter for ya.

  • Stulexington

    Whoda though, the one policy Trump is good at is getting people to hate America.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      He really brings different cultures together.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      *raises hand*

    • BadKitty904

      “Whoda though, the one policy Trump Putin is good at is getting people to hate America.”

      • Stulexington

        To be fair, Putin has a lot of success with other policies as well.

        • BadKitty904

          Measuring by “accomplishing his goals,” he may be one of the most successful politicians alive. Generations of Russian dictators before him were unable to destroy the United States. Though, admittedly, they didn’t have the Republican Party’s enthusiastic collaboration.

          • amrak63

            Back in the old Soviet days, what Russia wanted for America would not benefit, and might even kill off, rich Americans.

            What Putin’s Russia wants for America would benefit rich Americans, at least in the short run.

            That explains the different attitudes, toward what Russia wants for America, between the old and modern GOP.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I have a good friend who is, for the first time in his life, not renewing his passport. He claims everyone hates Americans. I mildly disagree, but honestly I’m a bit nervous about my trip to Norway later this year.

      • Skeptical_thinker

        I have seen more sympathy than anything else.

        • Mentally Stable Ron

          Sympathy and/or pity.

      • Stable Genius Demme

        Go!
        When I went to Australia, after the election, and explained the electoral college and voter turnout, people were relieved and understood the situation.
        (They also seemed to assume that someone travelling so far was not a Trump supporter.)
        You (and they) will be pleasantly surprised!

        • Tania

          You did get a chance to see our Government in action? I am guessing you got a lot of sympathy beers and swap Pauline Hanson for Trump type comments.

          • Stable Genius Demme

            Unfortunately not.

            I loved it.
            And, OMG, the people…
            I’ll never forget the elderly, (he’s seen things), and dignified war veteran, that shyly asked me: “any chance he’ll get impeached?”

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        Canadian, no one hates them.

  • James Baskin

    “Thank you,” Hoekstra said.
    You’re welcome dipshit.

    • Eileen Besse

      “Please clap.”

  • Baconzgood

    OK I’ll bite Evan. I’ll watch the clip.

    Jesbus did he actually turn his back for a brief moment and pretend that he wasn’t at a press conference (by the way look at how civil the Dutch journalist are, all sitting politely until the WTF moment).

    My son used to do that same thing when we were potty training him.

    “Hambone, did you do a do-do dump in the do-do dump pants?”

    His back would be turned looking at our grandfather clock

    “HAMBONE. DID YOU SHIT THE PANTALOONS?”

    “no daddy”

    “OK I must be thinking I smell crap, why don’t you stuff your hand down your pampers and pull it out and show me?”

    “I pooped my pants daddy”, he wouldn’t even put his hands in the diaper.

    Actually now I think about it. That’s an accurate metaphor for this administration.

    • Stulexington

      All that’s missing is him trying to blame Hillary or Obama.

      • Baconzgood

        If he was good at right wing bingo he wouldn’t have been ostracized to the liberal paradise of the low countries. He’d be up for a position on the federal court.

    • Courser_Resistance

      Perfect! Now I visualize him crapping his pants up there. Which is what he kind of did. Take a big shit in the middle of the room and then walked out.

    • aureolaborealis

      Drunk guy at bar who has just puked on himself: “My wife is gonna kill me! I told her I’m working late!”
      Bartender: “Put a $20 in your breast pocket, and tell her some drunk guy puked on you on the train and gave you money for dry-cleaning.”
      later, at home …
      Drunk guy to wife: “A drunk guy puked on me on the train, and gave me $20 for dry-cleaning!”
      Drunk guy’s wife: “But there’s $40 in here.”
      Drunk guy: “He also shit my pants.”

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I already have an appointment to have “This is the Netherlands – you have to answer questions” put on as my new tramp stamp. That is the best thing ever.

  • BadKitty904
    • UnsaltedSinner

      I don’t think you should eat Donald, though. The de Witts were probably healthier.

      • BadKitty904

        Too much fat and bile.

        • Baconzgood

          French quesine libel!

          • BadKitty904

            Free-deranged, perhaps…

          • kaydenpat

            LOL!!! “Free-deranged” is such an apt description of most Conservatives right about now.

          • BadKitty904

            Just wait – this is only the beginning…

      • Baconzgood

        I wouldn’t eat Donald even if I was on top of K2. My Dr. Tells me I need to avoid saturated fats.

        • RMKH

          And man is that one saturated

          • Mehmeisterjr

            There is no safe level of second-hand cheeseburger.

        • mardam422

          I wouldn’t eat Donald Trump if he was covered in Christina Hendricks.

    • Baconzgood

      They ATE him?

      Well that’s just a bit much don’t you think?

      • BadKitty904

        Depends.

        • OutOfOrbit

          they ate that too?!

        • Baconzgood

          Well some fresh garlic and salted butter..maybe a little sage..I hear people DO taste like pork…wait.. I’m not going there..bit still. I am feeling peckish and didn’t have breakfast today…

          • Doug Langley

            “Are you suggesting . .. eating my mum??”
            “Well – not raw, of course!”

          • Rags
          • aureolaborealis

            There’s a reason it’s called ‘long pig’ in some places.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        That killin is hard work, you’re bound to work up an appetite

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        It’s also not true. ;)

    • RMKH

      How about Mr. Wu’s pigs instead?

    • kaydenpat

      Hmmmm. No. Trump looks nasty. There is no way I’d eat any part of him. Yuck.

  • nightmoth

    Dear USA teevee journalists,
    This is how you do it.
    Thank you,
    Everyone who’s sick of egocentric, over-paid, lickspittle “journalists”

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      Hey! Did you find “lickspittle” on dictionary.com, too? I used it a couple weeks ago and 5$F used it perfectly ( “Troy Gowdy, (R), Lickspittle”) in an article & we have to make this one take off because it epitomizes all the (R) douchebags under tRump. I can’t think of a better epithet for every last one of them.

      Let’s do this!!!!

      • nightmoth

        I’m an old and I’ve used it for decades, but it definitely fits the bill!

      • MamaBrown

        I also enjoy “pusillanimous”. Can we bring that back into the lexicon while we’re at it?

        • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

          That’d be every damn one of them, too.

  • Michael R
    • marxalot

      Okay, for real. Bunson Honeydew libel.

      • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

        Beat me to it.

    • ImGoingBacon

      Can somebody explain what he meant by ‘I didn’t use the words today’?

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
  • goonemeritus

    When he is recalled, Fox will refer to him as an Obama appointment.

    • OutOfOrbit

      prolly so, yup

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/charlesbethea/status/951234422245855232
    See, the thing is most of us here in NY told people Trump was a liar who couldn’t be trusted.
    But since we’re all snobbish coastal elites who enjoy $20 dollar lattes before going back to our million dollar apartments (not), we were ignored.
    No pity for anyone who chose to ignore all the warnings about him.
    You wanted Trump, you got him.
    Now look at yourself in the mirror and know how stupid you were for voting for him.

    • OutOfOrbit

      well she’s getting what she voted for, isn’t she

      • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

        Proof of the theory:

        “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
        ― H.L. Mencken, A Little Book in C Major

    • Michael R

      If only Trump idiotic decisions only affected Trump voters .

      • kaydenpat

        YES. If only that were possible.

      • HooverVilles

        That would be appropriate.

    • Rick Hill

      Just heard on On Point, a blueberry farmer called in and swore up and down how trump was someone he trusted and that he would fix everything.

    • NotReallyHere

      “I feel duped by the president.”

      “But I’m still planning to vote for him in 2020. We just need to give him more of a chance.”

      • Rick Hill

        “I lost this job but he will remove regulations and I’ll be able to find three more to work at with no protections or benefits so of course I still support him”

    • WotsAllThisThen

      First, let me congratulate her on winning the election. Not all of us got what we voted for, but she did.

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      Oh, boo fucking hoo. Take your buyer’s remorse and suck it.

    • MamaBrown

      Oh cry me a river, Renee. Welcome to real life.

    • Doug Langley

      To be fair, it was a tad hard to hear those warnings over the screams of “EMAILS!!!!”

    • Stulexington

      It’s times like this I’m reminded just how unlikable Hillary was.

      • kaydenpat

        And how she murdered Vincent Foster in a pizza joint in Benghazi with her email server!! The horror!!

        • amrak63

          It was Hillary Clinton in the Pizza Joint with the E-Mail Server?

          I thought it was Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe!

          • HooverVilles

            Goodun.

    • kaydenpat

      No sympathy from me. She voted for a racist, sexist bigot because she thought he actually gave a darn about her job prospects. Ha!

    • Duncan Tweedy

      Just realized I’m doing it wrong. I enjoy million dollar lattes before going back to my $20 apartment.

    • Enter Ranting

      She made her bed. Now Trump can hire some Russian hookers to pee on it.

    • CeeQ

      Fucking. Idiot.

      Sorry you lost your job, girl but you are a fucking idiot to vote for Trump. Good luck finding another job.

    • handyhippie65

      the rest of indiana wants the $700,000 in tax breaks back, but neither her jerb, nor one thin dime will ever be seen again. something about dogs and fleas and beds apply here, i think. but, what do i know, i’m a liberal hoosier. we’re an endangered species.

    • HooverVilles

      THIS!

      And it’s particularly frustrating. Trump’s words and actions told everyone who and what he is for many decades. The people who voted for him chose to be willingly ignorant.

  • Covfefe

    The Dutch are slow! The Dutch politician was got burned is PETE HOEKSTRA. Why do the have to look any further?

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
    • RMKH

      Hilarious. Imagine the party when Agent Orange leaves and takes his merry band of grifters with it.

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        At gunpoint no doubt, that one will never willingly take his snout out of the trough.

  • Jgb979

    This is fantastic don’t get me wrong.

    But I genuinely don’t see why our press corps can’t do that to Huckaspice

    If they shut every White House press briefing down, make them! Doesn’t excuse not doing your jobs.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      because our press are a bunch of access seeking lap dogs who value invitations to beltway cocktail parties more than the truth

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        Also, to be fair, because the media are corporate owned, and their overlords would be offended.

        • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

          yes thank you, came here to add that. The ‘free’ press here is now what, blogs? Which can be discredited because not ‘real’ MSM :-/

          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            Hence yr Wonkette.

    • kaydenpat

      Our journalists have pretty much become stenographers. They simply relay what Republicans tell them without pushing back hard on obvious and blatant lies. They’re practically useless at forcing Republicans to back up their mistruths. So we have a President who lies constantly and a press which doesn’t ask him tough questions and challenge his b.s. claims.

  • a claim that The Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler, and other publications, have determined as “bogus.”

    I wish the next AP style guide update suggested instead of using words like “bogus” use “stupid goddamn motherfucking lie.”

    • ImGoingBacon

      without the quotation marks

  • UnsaltedSinner

    OK, Dutch journalists, watch and learn:

    https://twitter.com/TheOpposition/status/951479065751572481

  • WotsAllThisThen

    The ambassador then introduced his new spokesman, Stephen Miller, to take further questions.

    • DainBramage

      Stephen Miller would do everything he could to get the Anne Frank house demolished.

      • littlegreen

        Yikes.

  • DainBramage

    Poor little Hoekstra, he’s never had to worry about silly little things like facts before. Being immersed in the Republican idiotology, they were never important.

    • kaydenpat

      So good to see the journalists in the Netherlands not buying into his b.s. and calling him out for repeating lies. That’s how our journalists should be acting when Trump or his sycophants (looking at you, Sarah Sanders) spew nonsense their way.

  • fawkedifiknow

    That press conference is what i would call a “Dutch treat”.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    OT: the anthem

    The National Anthem: pic.twitter.com/o80kr1qTNK— MKAPUB (@Mkapub) January 10, 2018

    • kaydenpat

      Is anyone surprised that Trump doesn’t know the words of an anthem for a country he cares nothing about? Trump loves Trump. That’s about it.

    • Werewolf

      That cartoon is missing the epic side-eye from the soldier to the right of IQ 45.

  • susan_g

    American media people please learn from the Dutch: You can actually challenge bullshit statements instead of simply repeating them.

  • norcalOG

    Any doubters re: the rise of Sharia in Bakersfield? Just a matter of time.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Bakersfield is definitely a no-go zone.

  • kaydenpat

    “This is the Netherlands. You have to answer questions.”

    Love it!! Why can’t we have strong journalists like that here in the U.S.?

    • BadKitty904

      We did, once upon a time. Then the 1% began – very deliberately – buying up the American media.

      • kaydenpat

        And now we have MSM journalists reporting Republican talking points as facts.

        • BadKitty904

          “journalists”. And yes – verbatim.

          My husband has said on several occasions that an American entrepreneur could make a mint by selling a service that actually reports news.

          • Mentally Stable Ron

            Maybe. I often wonder if anybody’d care.

          • BadKitty904

            I’d subscribe to that!

          • Rags

            Ta Da! – Wonkette FTW!

    • C4TWOMAN

      Dude, where’s my Fairness Doctrine?

  • Mentally Stable Ron

    Once something like sanity returns to Amerika, I suggest you recall all your ambassadors for a while, and replace them with apologisers.

  • Doug Langley

    Why, oh why, can’t our journalists act like that?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4343fdf22fc49f168e173dbd76af7dcf86110a07e4e5735f19432d9cc475283.png

    Oh, that’s right.

    • Red Bird

      Hey there how’s life treating you? Did you make it through the recent rough patch?

      • Doug Langley

        Hi, Bird. Well, I made it through the rough patch, but hit another one. The physical labor jobs are over, but left so little money I won’t be able to afford rent at end of month. Got a job teaching but won’t pay till Feb. Some gofundme donations from Wonkers and others will let me pay bills, but I really need some unemployment and/or rent assistance, both of which I’ve applied for but no results so far.

        • Red Bird

          Oh no. Sorry to hear that. I hope things get better.

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

    “When we send representatives to foreign countries, we aren’t sending our best. We’re sending morons, ignoramuses, racists and liars. And none of them are good people – at least, not on purpose…”

  • calliecallie

    This just made me happy. Hoekstra is such an arrogant tool. Good for those Dutch reporters for holding him accountable. It appears they truly understand the meaning of this popular west Michigan saying: “If you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much.” Hoekstra may be Dutch, but he’s also just an asshole.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      As God’s final touch he created the Dutch. Too bad he got stoned that day and also created Hoekstra.

      • Red Bird

        They also say that God is a Trini.

    • Derek Vandivere

      Nah, he’s not Dutch. May have been born here, but he’s an all-American schmuck.

    • eggs ackly-wright

      Dutchland, Dutchland, uber alles!

  • pstokk

    You know what they say in the Netherlands, “When you go low … we’re already way lower than you motherfuckers, don’t even try.”

    • Lefty Wright

      Well duh!! Netherlands translates to low country. Half of it averages less than a meter above sea level. Thanks google.

  • BearGHAZI

    If you’re going to take a Trumpian, rhetorical dump…. stand by your dump.

  • Daniel Hooper

    When these old Republican white dudes start respecting their female colleagues and staffers, “No go zones”, maybe then I’ll listen to their crazy fictional stories about flamethrower wielding Muslims. Until then, shut up,

  • Werewolf

    He had the Midas touch, until he met the Dutch….

  • ez

    Having been occupied by the Nazis in WWII the Dutch really don’t like unthinking, boop ingesting, lie repeating automatons who are attempting to pass as real humans.

    • Derek Vandivere

      Keep in mind, though, we do have Geert Wilders.

      • Strepsi

        ugh

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        Anomaly not the norm.

        • Derek Vandivere

          And before him, Pim Fortuyn. There’s nothing uniquely gullible about the US population nor terrible about its populist leaders.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

            That is kind of you to say. At least your country tries to be decent people on the whole. We seem to be trying the opposite.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” another reporter said.

    I think this is a great marketing slogan for the Dutch tourism industry.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Do you haff your bapers worked so well for Chermany

      • SydneyP

        Voter ID! Immigration control! NSA surveillance! All good Amurikan ideas from the Party of Stupid.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Wow! The next example of cowardice was just one article away!

  • Vel Venturi

    I can only hope our journalists will start doing this kind of journalisming soon. It was lovely to see.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      NPR could hire him, I’m sick of hearing @FuckNPRSteveInskeep let the shitheels from the admin lie unchallenged. He had Tillerson’s understudy on.

      • Lulu’s Mom

        Glad I continue to NOT listen to NPR.

    • Monty Market

      Who was that lady at the Norway/US presser? She asked some good ones: Madame PM, are u laughing at the US as the nutjob standing next do u claims? Does Norway recognize climate change?

  • Lefty Wright

    His parents should never have immigrated to the US. If they had not, they would have likely had a son they could be proud of instead of a flaming bigot. Sometimes the big old mixing pot of the US has the heat up too high and the bottom gets scorched, resulting in people like Trump and Hoekstra. Like that scorched mixing pot, it’s hard to scrape out the burned part, and it ruins the taste of the rest of the stew.

    If that metaphor doesn’t work, next time I’ll try the rotten apple in the barrel one.

    • SydneyP

      Some people are saying that Petey’s mommy and daddy had to leave the Netherlands, when de-Nazification swept through. The mommy and daddy took Petey to America, where they would be safe. Some are saying.

  • Thorn Spike

    Someone got burned, all right: a Dutch-born pinhead American “diplomat.”

  • JMP

    It was nice to have the US not be an international laughingstock for eight years, but here we are again.

  • Gorillionaire

    Hillary’s pick for ambassador would have been just as bad, cuz emails!

    • Bitter Scribe

      No, Hillary’s pick for ambassador would have been smothered in a Dutch oven because she told the 101st Airborne to stand down.

    • richardgrabman

      Doesn’t matter if D or R… seems there’s usually a couple of clowns who get appointed Ambassador every administration.

  • chicken thief

    Don’t those Euro commie reporters get it? He’s old. He’s white. He has a tie on. They should respect his uh-thor-uh-tah!

  • ltmcdies

    Trump really knows how to pick’ um, huh

  • President in Exile Firefly

    You can tell Hoekstra is lying because his tulips are moving.

    I’ll show myself out now.

    • Bitter Scribe

      That was a gouda one.

    • stablegeniusahughes798

      No, don’t do that..you rose to the occasion, buddy.

      • President in Exile Firefly

        In that case, I’ll petal off into the sunset.

    • I’ll take a bus. Make it a double.
      https://youtu.be/fK9hK82r-AM

    • thixotropic jerk

      Wooden shoe like to make another bad pun?

      • President in Exile Firefly

        I would but I feel that I’m just milling about.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    We could use some of that up here: “This is the old Van Rensselaer Patent, you have to answer questions.”

  • Holly Palmer

    Those of us in West Michigan know very well the cadre of ultra right-wing Dominionist Dutch-Americans from which Trump is choosing his people. Hoeskstra, Betsey DeVos, Eric Prince…

    • amrak63

      Did the Netherlands also send us all their religious nuts?

      https://i.imgur.com/ood0nEL.jpg

      • Holly Palmer

        Actually, they did. A lot of the Dutch immigrants from the 19th Century fled The Netherlands because they thought the Protestantism there had gotten too liberal. One bone of contention: The Dutch wanted to write hymns to sing in church, while the conservatives believed only The Psalms set to music should be used.

        • Bitter Scribe

          In the original Hebrew?

        • Last Hussar

          Its all down to religious oppression. We wouldn’t let the puritans oppress others, and they went off in a sulk.

      • Zyxomma

        I’m reading Mayflower. England threw out its religious nuts, who landed in Leiden in the Netherlands, and they decided the Dutch were too secular and went to Massachusetts.

      • Sunhead

        We surely did get a better deal.
        Not without cause out first ‘police’ were called the Rum Corps.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    At least this guy is no longer in Congress. How long can we keep him out of America?

    • rg9rts

      pull his passport

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        Maybe they will find some contraband in his luggage.

  • CeeQ

    It used to be that we could say “This is America – you have to answer questions.” Then a minority of idiots elected another A Idiot who declared all questions “fake news”. And now here we are.

    Dutch journalists showing us how it is done.
    Your move, American Press.

    • little miss high and mighty

      Exactly. This ugly display by a US ambassador on foreign soil is as much an endictment against the sweathogs in the US media (in comparison to the woke Dutch journos) as it is against the pitiful partisan appointed hack, Hoekstra.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Gee, you make ridiculous claims about another country, get appointed ambassador to that country, and the next thing you know, the people there expect you to back up those claims! How is that even remotely fair??

  • Hoekstra will be (if he isn’t already) the butt of all ugly American jokes in Europe for years to come.

  • littlegreen

    We’re such a joke. I only wish it were funny.

    If you haven’t seen this, it gets rolling around 35 seconds.

    Netherlands welcomes Trump: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc

    • Zyxomma

      That was so terrific. Haven’t seen it in too long.

  • Rickyphoo

    My idiot brother and sister still think their vote for Lord Dampnut was a good idea and he truly is the second coming of Christ.

    Christmas was very uncomfortable this year.

    • blaid droog

      Family. I have no family. Just lucky, I guess.

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        These days, yes, and besides you have us.

    • ContextIsKey

      You could have surprised them by telling them that you’ll give them their presents on Trumps birthday, not December 25.

      • Sy Colepath

        Contingent on whether they can produce an authentic trump birth certificate.

        • HooverVilles

          …long form birth certificate.

    • Khaleesisdoormat

      It can’t be worse than a lecture from your my-favorite-huge-corporation-is-better-than-your-favorite-huge-corporation-and-you-should-know-better snob of a nephew.

      I really can’t stand any of my relatives.

    • starfanglednut

      I would have eaten sooooo many cookies.

      • this country says it’s about

        Rum cookies

    • John Thorstensen

      I am truly blessed to have a wonderful and politically enlightened family.

    • I work with stupid assholes like this. At my next gig when they start talking smack, I’m just going to put noise canceling ear buds in my ears and turn on the White Noise app on my phone and crank it up until their dumbass Trump bullshit is drowned out and nod my head like I’m digging the beat (I can’t listen to music at work, too distracting. But white noise is supposed to improve memory recall)

  • MOG253

    How do you say douchebag on Dutch?

    • Zyxomma

      sukkel

  • Kooolest G

    in a normal administration, this guy would be sent back to michigan immediately. how the fuck is he supposed to do his job? every time he meets with a dutch politician, they’re going to try to keep themselves from laughing at him. anytime there is a public event with dutch politicians and him, the press will hound him over this, because the dutch press isn’t a bunch of toadies desperate for “access”. how great would it be if sarah huckabee’s briefings were like this, where when she dodges the question the next reporter asks her the same question

    • Strepsi

      THAT’S THE THING. The U.S. media has almost entirely abdicated its job, or used “objective” language like “stated without evidence” instead of just demanding clear answers. Even the current fact-checking after the fact is faaaaar too timid, hire journalists who know the dossier and arm them with proof like the Dutch do, and FACT CHECK IN REAL TIME.

      The Dutch journalist saying “This is not how this works” nails it and should be the mantra of every Washington correspondent.

      • stablegeniusahughes798

        They’re mighty afraid of the words Lie, Liars, Lying, etc. I’m sick of the neutered objective language, too. Facts don’t have sides. Report the fucking facts.

  • blaid droog

    The reporters may have done their best but you can’t make a rat squeak unless you stomp on it, real hard. Maybe if they kicked him in the nuts.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      On video please, such lies as he spouts needs to be exposed. What did he think the people he was lying about wouldn’t know he was lying?

      • blaid droog

        He isn’t capable of thinking 30 seconds ahead of his mouth opening.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          Sadly, none of them are. Racist ranters need to be shown for the liars they are.

        • HooverVilles

          He aspires to be like the Donald who can’t think 5 seconds ahead.

  • Zyxomma

    Oh, yeah, send a dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers asshole Republican to the Netherlands, which everyone knows is full of brilliant people and has been for at least hundreds of years.

    I want to wake up in the alternate universe where no one has ever heard of Donald Trump.

  • Mysterious Masked Wrestler

    This guy doesn’t have the right temperament for the job, and by “the job” I mean “Trump supporter”. If you’re gonna make a bunch of ridiculous claims to promote your horrible agenda, you’ve got to be read to lie and fake offense on your feet. None of that timid “oh, they’re on to me” silence. You turn to those FUCKING FOREIGNER JOURNALISTS (it doesn’t matter that you were born there, you’re supposed to despise them now that you roll with Trump) and shout, “HOW FUCKING DARE YOU! YOU ARE SUGGESTING I’M A LYING RACIST AND THAT MAKES YOU A LOWLIFE TRAITOROUS FAKE NEWS CUNT!”

  • bobbert

    Just as a reminder, this is Pete “yellowgirl” Hoekstra.

    • Magnificent Mopery.

      I think of him as Pete “Dumbass Motherfucker” Hoekstra.

  • chronozoan

    and yes folks there are people defending Hoekstra because them journalists was mean to him

  • amrak63

    Commercial from the Netherlands (NSFW):

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

    • NorthernSaber

      Saw this years ago while in Sweden (drinking boxed wine with a friend on an 18-hour night) and almost guffawed myself to Valhalla!

  • NorthernSaber

    They should have had at his dumb ass in Dutch- afterall he’s from there, in ‘Murica we expect everyone to show up speakin’ ‘Murican, and Dutch is, how do I say this politely, a language known for its guttural, percussive nature. And it would be fucking hysterical!

  • phoenix00
    • Full employment for dum dums

      • Sunhead

        Another form of wingnut welfare.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          It is now.

    • HooverVilles

      She says that she believes both sides of climate science?!?!?

      So she is implicitly saying that “both sides” of the climate science debate are equal?

      97% of the world’s scientists from a very wide variety of independently funded science disciplines agree that climate change is real and human driven while 3% who are fossil fuel funded do not.

      Both sides are to be taken with equal weight?

      That’s both sides are equal? Math?

      Good doG, the stupid it burns!

      • Donna Mueller

        fox news math

      • rusty57

        The 97% is nothing more than a Dumbotard talking point that’s been thoroughly debunked. Used by ‘tards in lieu of taking a science class.

      • phoenix00

        Such fine people. The best people. The smartest people.

        • HooverVilles

          They ar smart, they is.
          ;-)

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    This idiot was once, to my shame, my congressman. I was at an open house he was holding as either a gubernatorial of senatorial candidate (can’t recall which) where he was asked about Apple the company and spent 5 minutes talking about apple, the thing you eat that grows on a tree of the same name. He is dumbfoundingly dumb.

    • The Very Stable Librarian

      He’s absolutely cringeworthy.

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        So in other words a perfect trumpencezee.

        • HooverVilles

          trumpencezee. Nice! I like the way that flows. Nicely done. Using it.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

            Alas, I am not the Author of the term, I got it here as well.

          • HooverVilles

            It is a good one.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

            I would credit them, but I do not recall which pithy non-comment person it was.

        • The Very Stable Librarian

          Yes, but by definition, no trumpencezee is perfect. Not by a long shot.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

            Touche’.

    • HooverVilles

      For realz?
      I know, I know. I don’t really need to ask.
      Sigh!

  • norcalOG

    Few people know this, but it’s worth revealing. On 9/11, I saw a video of thousands of Muslims celebrating in Fresno. They were certain Sharia would soon sweep the Central Valley of California and that thousands of Latinos would convert.
    They have their eyes on Yosemite and Kings Canyon. They want nothing less than making our magnificent forests captive places where no one–other than terrorist heathens and pot growers– can safely go.
    They must, as Ambassador Hoekstra has shown, be stopped. A new St. Pete must lead us.

  • Squeegee

    Can a foreign country refuse a US Ambassador on grounds of racism or incompetency?

    • Sunhead

      As far as I understand the international treaties governing ambassadorial things, and IANAL, Hells Yes.
      Dampnut can nominate an ambassador, but they must be credentialed by the host country and it can be cancelled at will.

      • sarafina

        So the Vatican, the inhabitants of which have more interest in people’s sex lives than anyone else, was happy to welcome Camilla Gringrich, who admits to screwing with married Newt (a multiply divorced person)? Yeah, Dorothy Day was amazing, the men in that church are scum.

  • Walter Wellstone

    Thank you, Dutch Press. Well done.

  • handyhippie65

    i can just hear a dutchman asking, “why do people from shithole countries come here?”, after watching this. by the end of dumpy’s term, we will be the punchline to idiot jokes the world over. thanx dumpy, way to make america great!

    • HooverVilles

      …way to make America grate!
      Fiximicated IMHO.

  • An uncomfortable silence followed the question.

    Maybe Pete Hoekstra’s finger was stuck in a dyke?
    https://m.imgur.com/Dd7ZWbp

  • Gaz Netherlands

    I love you Wonkette! We often complain about oud journalists being pussies that find their access to The Hague/Brussels press conferences more important than truth finding and are lazy investigators. We are jaleous about your WaPo. But thanks for showing this nice example of reporters doing their jobs.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Anytime! Do what you can we’ll do what we can and together we’ll get through this! Love the Netherlands, great people!

    • Hazel Blumberg

      THRILLED that the Dutch journalists tore into Hoekstra and wouldn’t let him off the hook. Have lived in the Netherlands and love it there. Now I love it even more. Oh, if only it were easy for someone from the US to emigrate to NL!

  • Joe Monte
  • Gaz Netherlands

    Also, Hoekstra sounds like a Frisian name, which isn’t really Dutch.. Like in Holland vs Friesland

    • Holly Palmer

      So right! Last names that end with “stra” or “sma” are Frisian. Is it true that in the Netherlands, the Frisians are known as boneheads?

      • Hazel Blumberg

        Certainly in German the East Frisians, who live in far northern Germany, are considered to be morons. (German joke: What do you call an East Frisian fur coat? Answer: A rain slicker.) I don’t know how the Dutch feel about Frisians.

  • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

    Cause of death: Explosion.

    Now ‘scuze me whilst I find my passport…

  • rusty57

    The Kolenkit area in Amsterdam is number one in the 40 no-go zones in a list released by the Dutch government. You’d be smart to avoid it.

  • Maggielle

    He was born in 1953? Holy crap. Sorry, I just now checked in on this one, so I haven’t read all the brilliant comments yet, but holy crap. I was born in 1952. He’s younger than me? I know, I know, lots and lots of people are younger than me. I am going to walk away from this keyboard and head to the mirror because the last time I looked, I did not look as old as he is. This is all very disturbing.

    • Hazel Blumberg

      I was born in 1953. He’s the same age as I am. I am going to walk away from this keyboard and NOT look in the mirror. Can one really be this stupid and gaga at age 64? Evidently Hoekstra is.

      • Maggielle

        I checked the mirror. Old, yes, but not nearly so stupid looking.

  • Bustabeat

    I’m surprised he apologized.

  • Truly Madly Derply

    I lived in the Netherlands–my next door neighbor was a direct descendant of Rembrandt–one of (if not THE) most progressive nations on Earth. The Dutch are, generally speaking, a lovely, compassionate, inclusive and ingenious people who brook ZERO bullshit. It makes me happy to think of Hoekstra (correct pronunciation: a violent clearing of the throat) having to live surrounded by that uber-level of progressive liberalism, not to mention the Muslim population that the country has welcomed in recent years. In the big cities the Muslim call to prayer is broadcast over loudspeakers, including the Hague, where the embassies are located. #pumpupthevolume

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