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My, what a difference a day makes! Just yesterday, we were sure that when Darrell Issa said he wouldn’t seek reelection to his congressional seat in California’s 49th district (that’s a lot of districts!), he meant he was retiring from Congress to go steal cars and do arson in the private sector, because he’s finally alienated even the fairly conservative people of San Diego. Hillary Clinton won the district in 2016, and Issa barely squeaked out a 1,600 vote win against Democrat and Marine Colonel Doug Applegate. So it seemed reasonable that Issa might be ready to hang up his spurs and his Scripto Aim-n-Flame BBQ lighter.

But maybe not! The Hill reports today that “multiple sources” say Issa may have his eye on a run in a neighboring district, at least if grifty campaign fund misusing Duncan “Rabbit Transit” Hunter leaves Congress.

Issa never actually said he was retiring, or even that he was leaving Congress — in fact, his announcement included some very canny “I’m not touching you” phrasing:

[W]ith the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election in California’s 49th District

“The wording of his statement — specifically referring to his district number a couple of times — makes some people believe he left things open to run for Hunter’s seat if he resigns,” one California GOP source told The Hill.

Adding to the rumormongering: Before redistricting in 2010, Issa represented parts of what became the 50th District, now represented by Hunter. Maybe he figures there are just enough Republicans there who don’t utterly loathe him that he’d have a better chance? The Hill says the 50th is more rightwing, and that Donald Trump actually beat Hillary Clinton by 15 points there. This does not, however, take into account the basic problem Issa would have to overcome: Being Darrell Goddamn Issa.

Issa wouldn’t comment on the rumors himself, and Hunter, who has had any number of little ol’ ethics problems, says he’s not planning to resign. But he did offer one peculiarly specific scenario in which he thought an Issa bid for the 50th district would make perfect sense:

“If I was to blow up in the air, then he would be running for it. If I was to blow up, then he would run for the seat,” Hunter told The Hill on Thursday, just off the House floor.

“If I blow up, yes. Why wouldn’t he run for my seat if I was to blow up in the air?”

Rep. Hunter, have you been watching Die Hard 2 too often? Don’t you listen to your president? People don’t just “blow up in the air” these days! Are you trying to tell us something? Have you spotted Darrell Issa lurking around the airport with a can of gas and a smirk?

What the hell is Darrell Issa doing? Do you know what he’s doing? Because we have no idea what he’s doing.

But we can guarantee one thing: If he loses in a whole ‘nother congressional district, we can predict with confidence he’ll demand an investigation into how Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton conspired to make it happen.

Now it is your OPEN THREAD! To celebrate, we bring you this very relevant Tom Waits song, what applies remarkably well to Darrell Issa: What’s He Building In There?

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  • Ellie

    I thought he was going to go back to stealing cars (allegedly).

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Hot cars.

  • To be fair to Hunter, I learned in a documentary that dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It’s just not really widely reported.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I saw that documentary, too! That’s where I learned that you can’t dust for vomit!

      • theCryptofishist

        And where I learned the difference between the confusingly similar notations for “feet” and “inches.”

    • chazmanr

      That is where I learned that 11 is 1 louder than 10.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    This man makes my blood boil.
    I’d better check that he hasn’t set fire to my office.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk

    Does he even live in that district?

    • TJ Barke

      Since when does that stop republicans?

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      He’ll rent a one-bedroom apartment for show, have some mail delivered there, and call it good.

    • Seek

      No he lives in the 49th. I live in the 50th and were he to run against/in place of Duncan the Younger and Dumber it would probably be a cake walk for him. These people kept on electing Randy Dike Cunningham and only stopped because he was in prison. They like ’em crazy and hungry for the Military Contractor cash hand outs. Oh, and racist AF -that’s always a big favorite.

  • JaveyDay
  • Martini A, very stable genius

    In a weird coincidence, I burned two batches of toast today. Darrel Issa in the news is bad for cuisine. Also, I should pay more attention when I put stuff under the broiler.

    • RickyG

      Issa shame about your toast. :(

  • elviouslyqueer

    A lying asshole Republican engaging in actual electoral fuckery? I am shocked, SHOCKED.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    If a Democratic politician did this, Issa would be the first to scream that they’re a carpetbagging reprobate.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    I don’t know whether to laugh or LMFAO. Those two Republicans deserve each other!

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Issa and Hunter. What a pair to draw to.

    • Cock Blockula

      I think they should decide who will run in the 50th district via a naked mud wrasslin’ contest between the two Republican contenders. That’s what politics has sunk to.

      • Seek

        They’re running against Ammar Campa Najjar who is young qualified progressive and backed by most of the Dems in the area.

        Did I mention that he is HOT. Well, he is.

        • Cock Blockula

          Hmm, let’s see if he would join them?

        • major_asshole

          Holy fuuuck. The first Google result for his name is a publicity shot for his campaign website and my bits are all tingly and shit.

          • Seek

            His policies are a good fit for the district. I’m volunteering and he is a good candidate with a great resume and he’s good with people. Now if only people don’t vote against their best interests and re-elct Duncan the Younger and Dumber or our favorite Arsonist.

  • JMP

    Well this doesn’t make his cowardice obvious or anything.

  • La forza del resistino

    You tell me I’m confused over Donald’s FISA tweets one more time poot lips and I’m going force 5 dagger eyes and now is the time to fucking duck.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/063a831369c0b68760db954908a9a57c4674151e1a92f45811a2e9bb95712f23.jpg

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Jebus. Our Norwegian PM Erna Solberg apparently had a carefully laid plan to flatter Trump during their meeting, and it seems it worked.

    https://twitter.com/ObsoleteDogma/status/951572334271516672

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      Jinx.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Problem- Norwegians don’t WANT to live here.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Some do. Generally the kind of people I’d be happy to see emigrate.

    • Victoria Ricola

      I hate him. I don’t like to hate anyone, but I honestly hate him and his racist face.

      • LeftyProud

        He has made me embrace my hate. I am fine with admitting that there is LOADS of hate in my heart.

  • BadKitty904
    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      This image could really just replace the whole Wikipedia entry for “shit eating grin”.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        …or “scissoring”.

  • Martini A, very stable genius
    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Wherever he is, Pat Buchanan just got a stiffy.

    • TJ Barke

      Because Norway is generally a better place to live. People want to move to places to live that are better than where they come from. It’s not that hard to figure out…

      • theCryptofishist

        If you have a brain, that is.

    • Jgb979

      I have to turn news alerts off at least till November.

      It amazes me I still have the power to be disgusted.

    • Michael R

      Why is he trying to turn America into a shithole country ?

      • willi0000000

        because nobody but white people will want to live here any more?

  • elviouslyqueer

    In completely unrelated OT news, we are expecting an imminent Snowmageddon tomorrow morning. Right now it’s a balmy 65 degrees outside, but temps are supposed to drop into the 20s and then the snow and ice begins. OH FOR FUCKING JOY.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
  • Nockular cavity

    Blow up in the air? Obligatory:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGoDlG-qeA

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    He’ll fit in much better in East County. Escondido is privatizing their library.

  • BadKitty904
    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      A car alarm company, really? That’s not going to help him in the 50th:

      “Escondido residents fed up with ringing car alarms”
      http://www.cbs8.com/story/37105953/escondido-residents-fed-up-with-ringing-car-alarms

      • JaveyDay

        Viper Alarms. You may remember how obnoxious they were.

        “YOU ARE TOO CLOSE TO THE VEHICLE. STEP AWAY NOW!”

        That was actually Issahole’s voice too.

        • Cornelius Fussbudget

          Well now he can use his expertise to create a politician alarm company:

          “YOU ARE TOO CLOSE TO THE TRAITORS. STEP AWAY NOW!”

        • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

          It’s like small dogs peeing on furniture, only for douches with fancy cars

        • Bigly smart jesterpunk

          That was his voice? Shit that explains why those commercials made me want to throw something through the tv.

        • OneYieldRegular

          When I lived in Echo Park in LA, a lot of cars with Viper alarms ended up with bricks through their windshields.

          • JaveyDay

            May that sound echo through eternity.

          • FlownΩver

            Much more tasteful just to epoxy a brick to the windshield. Right in front of the driver’s seat. No broken glass.

  • ken_kukec

    “… if I was to blow up in the air?”

    Doesn’t Rep. Hunter know that Herr Trump is now guaranteeing air-safety, for man and rabbit alike?

  • Crystalclear12

    Hunter don’t turn your back on him.
    He wants your seat and you are flammable.

  • WilbyToad

    Remember the white cobra that got loose and panicked Southern California?
    Darrell Hissa.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      No, but I heard about the guy running around urinating in public. Darrell Pissa.

      • Raan

        And that guy who was running around cutting off locks of people’s hair and eating then? Darrell Pica.

      • theCryptofishist

        And that sexual assualer, Darrel Kissa.

        • FlownΩver

          And the guy who has a foreskin collection. Darrel Brissa.

          • theCryptofishist

            Oh, that’s aaaaaawful!

  • Major^3 Andre

    He is quitfailing to spend more time with his, erm, family?
    https://longawkwardpause.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/flame-thrower-o.gif

  • Brian Fowler

    That Tom Waits video is really fucking creepy. Not least of all because I keep wondering how the narrator’s supposed to know all the things he’s saying…

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      He’s Tom Waits. He just KNOWS.

    • Grumpy Twat

      We have a right to know.

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      Damn, that was HELLA creepy!

  • BadKitty904

    And who can forget Darrell being treed like a possum by his enraged constituents?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3927d6cafe63cb426024b6feda010c8812b6e81cde268f14c8558e72b5fbd333.jpg

    • Martini A, very stable genius

      That was awesome

    • UnsaltedSinner
      • theCryptofishist

        Always upfist Kind Hearts and Coronets.

        • BadKitty904

          Tied for my single favorite film of all time.

          • FlownΩver

            Right up there with The Fountainhead, Part Deux.

          • BadKitty904

            I’d rather watch cells divide.

          • theCryptofishist

            With?

          • BadKitty904

            OK, a 3-way tie, really. With Scofield’s A Man for All Seasons and Olivier’s Henry V

      • Cock Blockula

        “…she fell to earth in Berkeley Square.”

  • O/T but this can’t wait:

    From WaPo

    BREAKING NEWS

    Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

    The president, having grown frustrated during a meeting, lashed out after lawmakers proposed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

    • Victoria Ricola

      Donald Trump’s mouth is a shithole.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻
    • SayItWithWookies

      Donald should be aware that after four years of his leadership, people experienced in living in shithole countries will be highly-valued for their skills.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        I hate to admit it but at some point (if they haven’t already), I wouldn’t be surprised if other countries’ leaders said that about Americans.

      • mailman27

        Ouch!

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      Omg, please tell me there’s video

      • Bigly smart jesterpunk

        No video sadly, it was a meeting with Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) , Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)

        • theCryptofishist

          Oh, Rep. Goodlatte… cue 1000 starbucks jokes.

        • Like Really Smart Radio

          Too bad :(

          • Bigly smart jesterpunk

            I know, if there was it should be played 24×7 everywhere he goes.

    • Nockular cavity

      Jesus, what a walking trash fire.

    • elviouslyqueer

      And we’re supposed to “respect the office of the Presidency.” Right, no, fuck that particular fucking noise. Especially when there’s an incontinent pea-brained lunatic toddler occupying said office. FUCK. THAT.

    • Rags
    • Jimh

      “Give me your tired, your poor,
      Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
      Unless they are, like,
      from shithole countries.”

  • JaveyDay
  • Martini A, very stable genius

    Remember how all those massive tax cuts for the very rich were gonna stimulate so many jobs?
    https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/951557803486994433?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      I am sure he will mention it right after he mentions the Carrier employees who got laid off right?

    • JaveyDay

      Did you know that if you were to take the Walton Family Spawn’s Walmart stock and divide it up among all two million Walmart employees, every single one of them would own $150,000 in stock.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      The Waltons are just giving their employees more time to enjoy the Bible Museum.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      If we had a functional Labor Department, Walmart would be in deep shit for violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires companies with more than 100 employees to provide at least 60 days notice before a mass layoff or closure.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Well thank goodness Trump got rid of that job killing regulation!

  • Mavenmaven

    I don’t like darrell here
    I don’t like darrell there
    I don’t like darrell anywhere

  • BadKitty904
  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

    holy balls:

    one of our opponents claimed that the state has stopped regulating gas pumps and scales in grocery stores because they added a sticker to call if a customer has a complaint. she suggested that since this had happened in her world that we could use that money on public education.

    not only does the Texas Department of Agriculture still regulate those things–they added the sticker as a consumer outreach strategy–but those regulations are funded by fees paid by the gas stations and grocery stores themselves so, if they had stopped doing those things, it would not free up any money.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      *blinks*
      That’s some advanced stupid right there.

      • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

        oh, she nuked her campaign earlier in the day in another way already.

        • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

          Well, at least she’s multi-talented…

          • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

            I assumed that all the club endorsement processes were the same and they aren’t! UNFAIR! why should I have to read the information they sent me?

    • Sheepshagger

      Aren’t weights and measures literally the first things governments ever regulated?

      • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

        yes and you have to use special weights to calibrate your machines and store them in a humidor because they are very old weights.

    • Werewolf

      There are many highly intelligent people in Texas-but boy howdy, the stupid ones sure are stupid.

      • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

        she’s good at her job. I don’t know why she doesn’t just do that. she runs a non-profit that takes shelter dogs and turns them into service dogs. it’s a great org. TX state rep is not the job for her.

  • Stable Genius Jack

    Today was my last day in physical therapy. It’s been twice a week for almost a month, so I’m elated that it’s over.

    I thought I had two more sessions, but the therapist said I had exceeded expectations. They called it my ‘graduation’ and gave me a tee-shirt at the end of it all. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dafcde852c397d2c064db341fd3c8924dc2939359b67ad9e8cb248f2cc0cc6b1.jpg

    • Good on ‘ya, S. G. Jack!

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Good job. Hope you’re feeling much better from it.

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      Congratulations Jack.

    • mailman27

      All right Jack!!

    • elviouslyqueer

      *waves at downstate neighbor*

      Congrats!

    • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

      Good looking out. My postop also seems to be going well (crosses fingers)

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk

    OT but I just heard of this band today when I was watching their rig rundown and they are pretty good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzWHjq-Dsg

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Shoegaze never died…it just sort of wandered off to work in the community garden or take up urban beekeeping.

    • WilbyToad

      My daughter knows the guys in this now defunct band. They were all roommates that played in different bands but jammed together (naturally) and voila… instant math prog.
      https://youtu.be/H8TIlzUbSNc

    • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

      how is Lorax going to get elected if you don’t promote him?

  • JaveyDay
    • Blackest Noobs

      even if D.A.R.Y.L. knows how to fly an SR71….he wouldn’t fit in the seat to properly fly it. but alas…Hollywood realities, right?

      • JaveyDay

        They made him a special seat.

        • Blackest Noobs

          cuz they knew he was gonna steal America’s Premier Spy plane….go on….

  • CW

    Some I know with an MBA from Yale is flogging ButtCoins on Facebook as a good way to “diversify your portfolio”.

    Can please stop acting like the Ivy League isn’t just community college for the well-connected?

    • altleftjohn

      One of the biggest assholes at my old employer, Evil Incarnate LLC, had a
      BA from Princeton, an MA from Yale and a JD from Harvard.

      • CW

        This person isn’t even evil, but man did they drink the Kool-aid. Investment bankers in NYC and SF with MacBooks and $10 coffee aren’t going to save the world.

        • Erala Contratista

          No kidding.
          Can’t run a lawnmower or a washing machine either.

  • WilbyToad

    Trump accuses ex-Mueller team member Peter Strzok of treason
    by NOOR AL-SIBAI / RAWSTORY
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/trump-accuses-ex-mueller-team-member-peter-strzok-of-treason/

    Always accuse the other guy of what you’re guilty of.

  • nightmoth

    Tom Waits is always, always relevant.
    Oh, goody—open thread. I’ve been waiting all day to post this picture and ask WTF is WRONG with people in Arizona? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1a2d309f8d992def107c0651aa5c31b53cdc6802f94b032557a64cf82a67e0a.jpg

    • BadKitty904

      MY, they’re white.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Well, there’s your problem…

        • Yes I’d say he’s nailed it.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      The heat? Poison cactus needles? Malfunctioning Acme transport devices?

      https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AnimatedAnimatedAtlanticblackgoby-size_restricted.gif

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Why that’s mighty white of you.

    • osceola

      Arizona is where mean old white people go to acclimate themselves to the heat before they die and go to hell.

    • Ninja0980

      Racist assholes gotta racist.

    • elviouslyqueer

      The heat has fried their brains.

      Well, the ones who have brains.

    • JaveyDay
      • Rags

        Brokeback Horse

    • theCryptofishist

      Predatory desert bats who use echolocation techniques to literally melt the brains of these poor people, so they drip out their ears, for the bats to lick up.
      When I say “poor people” i mean unlucky in this sense only, they are often quite wealthy, *ahem*mcan*ahemI *

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      The sort of people who don’t mind boots on necks, as long as it isn’t their neck?

    • Blackest Noobs

      they’re white.

    • Shibusa

      Arizona: It’s a dry hate.

      • BadKitty904

        It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity.

    • mailman27

      Tom Waits? Waiting for a little “Waltzing Matilda.” (Cried like a baby the first time I heard that song.)

    • Erala Contratista

      They are mostly transplanted snowbirds.

  • BadKitty904
    • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

      I was rather, yes…

      • BadKitty904

        Well, OK, me, too.

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

    haven’t had a chance to read any of the articles today, but 50.4% of Medicaid enrollees are children. 77.1% of Medicaid enrollees in TX are under the age of 19. President Diaper Shits: Make Child Labor Legal Again!

  • amrak63

    Who else remembers this?

    http://www.spank.tm/

  • Resistance Ftr PuckStopsHere

    Let’s torch him there too, then. Obligatory: with votes.

  • ken_kukec

    Darrell Issa and Virgil Sollozo from The Godfather: Separated at birth?

    http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/123480Sollozo.jpg

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      I’ve tried the veal. It’s not really the best in the city.

      • ken_kukec

        The first few bites are ok; after that, meh.

    • BadKitty904

      Sollozo was classier and more ethical.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Yes, but Tattaglia was a pimp.

        • BadKitty904

          So, more like Trump.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
    https://i.imgflip.com/22ix10.jpg

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      Donald Trump, Hospital Administrator, day 1: “Why are all these sick and injured people coming here?”

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Donald Trump tow truck driver: “Why am I towing these cars that won’t run?”

        • Raan

          Donald Trump, auto mechanic: “Why do all these darkies come here with their broken cars? Why can’t we fix some nice Norwegian’s cars?”

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Something must be done about America. Cars and politicians are blowing up in the air!

    Edit: I didn’t say that. Fake news.

    Edit edit: I didn’t say fake news.

    (stands silently with back turned) Thank you.

  • La forza del resistino

    Rep Marsha Blackburn throws her hat into the TN Senate race. She would be the 1st with a Home Economics degree in the world’s greatest deliberative body. Let’s put her on the Judiciary committee with farmer Grassley.

  • JaveyDay

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a02129a00a4ffcf25f117beb9da8ff60ce9e769ebf4892925724e695928f42b.jpg

    Elizabeth Eckford: American Hero.

    I am in awe and reverence at such dignity and courage in the face of monstrous hate.

    • OutOfOrbit

      That right there is the face of true grit

      • OrG Unstable Genius

        John Wayne libe…. No,fuck John Wayne.

        • OutOfOrbit

          If anything, Duke libelled”true grit”

          • bbayliss

            He is reported to have said “Anyone can quit smoking, it takes a real man to face cancer.”
            Then he died from lung cancer, like a man.

        • WotsAllThisThen

          Jeff Bridges.

        • Marsupial99

          Repo Man libelz!!!!

          • BreakingDeadMen

            Lots of guys like to watch their buddies fuck

          • Meccalopolis

            John Wayne was a nazi

        • hendenburg2

          John Wayne Libel?

          Why yes, thank you!

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      There’s more to that photo. First, the screaming girl was like 15 years old — young enough for Roy Moore but not really adult enough to be held fully responsible. Second, years later she reached out to Elizabeth to apologize. They become friendly, if not friends, for a long time. But eventually had a falling out.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_lesson/2011/10/elizabeth_and_hazel_what_happened_to_the_two_girls_in_the_most_f.html

      • JaveyDay

        Thank you. The monstrous hate was not just on that one woman’s face. It was the machinery of hate that she so courageously faced.

      • She kinda parlayed that picture and her “recovery” into griftyness for the rest of her life.

      • Parakeetist

        Very sad.

    • and wypipo still haven’t learned the lesson not to mess with black women.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    MSNBC reports Liddle’ Baby Donnie says some countries are “s***holes”. FAKE NEWS! He called them “shitholes”.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      CNN and theWashington Post came right out and printed shitholes.

      • mackafritz, v.s.g.

        If the president says it, then it’s ok.

        • OutOfOrbit

          Eggsackly

    • Apple Scruff

      They were Haiti and some African countries.

      TIME TO CONNECT THE DOTS!

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Even Nambia?

      • Me not sure

        According to one report he asked why we don’t get more people from good countries like Norway.

    • shastakoala

      He’s a man like his word.

  • Shibusa

    Issa=Finger
    Dog=49th district
    Cat=50th District (I live in hope.)

    https://i.redd.it/lvmzzx1w6a7y.gif

    • BadKitty904

      Kitty don’t play.

      • Parakeetist

        DO NOT DEFY THE CAT

        • BadKitty904

          I will *fuck you up*, monkey-boy!

    • SpideySenser

      BADASS Kittah!

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    Bulls in china shops are less destructive than Donnie.

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/951580265553580032

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      Canada wants worker protections in the US as part of their negotiations. Who do you think will get what they want first?

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        None of them, Katie?

        • Bigly smart jesterpunk

          IDK I think Canada can get what they want before Trump gets his tortilla curtain. Both Melodrama and Ivanka like Justin.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Lol. The “Tortilla Curtain.” I like that. But that means they don’t like (sugar) daddy as much (if at all). For Justin’s sake, I hope Donnie never gets wise to that fact. Otherwise Ottawa will look like London in 1940.

            SPEAK BIGLY AND CARRY A BIG HOCKEY STICK!!!!!!

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e85a88af534067be91e1ce56281fc5a8f4700148fbc350e6da1e4c79ee889b8.png

          • Bigly smart jesterpunk

            I stoled that from wonkette.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Wonkette really should publish the Style Guide if they haven’t already. I’ve actually been using “All of them, Katie” in everyday conversation.

    • BadKitty904

      Is he STILL yapping about that?

    • hendenburg2

      Bulls in China Shops really aren’t destructive at all…

      https://youtu.be/Xzw2iBmRsjs?t=38s

      • Petunia Cat

        That is amazing! Mind you their pretend China shop had a lot of space around the shelves. Whoever made up that saying – hey who made up that saying? 🤔 Anyway they may have been thinking the bulls knock everything over because there’s not enough room. But that was still amazing. 😯🐂

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I have an idea! Justin gives Donnie an early birthday present, says he and Enrique paid for it. It’s an all-new “modern-day presidential” augmented-reality Minecraft device, with an app that allows you to custom-build the most tremendous wall all by yourself. A generous gift of international diplomacy from Canada, Mexico, and our very terrific new found friend, Vladimir Poutine!

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/tetris-www/assets/editorial/2017/06/tetris-on-game-boy-2.jpg

      $20 on ebay.ca. Problem solved. On time and under budget.

  • is it just me or are California Repugnicans a special kind of weird on top of stupid? they’re really down to the ones who should be required to wear helmets at all times.

    • mackafritz, v.s.g.

      Weird and criminal.

    • SDGeoff3

      You should hear the Log Cabin crowd here. Oy.

      • I can’t without popping a vessel in my head. these self loathing quislings and Andrew Sullivan make me wanna violate the non-commenting rules.

      • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

        More people I will never understand.

        • SDGeoff3

          Truly delusional. They’re going to change the party from within, don’t ya know?

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      If you lived here while GWB let us flap in the breeze while Enron ran away with all our money, you either hate the R party or you weren’t paying attention. Not paying attention then probably correlates to not paying attention now.

    • BillEGoatSmirk

      How is it that you nice folks in CA ended up with Issa, Hunter, Rohrabacher AND Nunes?

      • SDGeoff3

        Piss, vinegar, and moral rot.

        • Parakeetist

          Crack? Also crack.

          • SDGeoff3

            Oh jeez, how could I forget?

      • bupkus231

        Just sheer numbers. When you have 53 Representatives, there’s bound to be a few nutjobs. As it is, and despite these guys, I think you guys have a pretty sane Congressional delegation – as compared to, say, some of these Southern states. I’d be amazed at the number of “Florida Men” in Florida’s delegation, except, well – you know, Floriduh!

  • Marsupial99

    Living in Hunter’s district here…I’m not sure which is worse. We were in Issa’s district before the redistricting, then ended up at the very, very northernmost edge of Hunter’s (by about three blocks), and now…. Issa?? AGAIN???

    Good thing we really like the neighborhood here….

    • SDGeoff3

      We’ll all be holding the collective breath.

    • Lefty Wright

      Too bad California has an independent redistricting committee. The Democrats could gerrymandering the state to the point they would get virtually no safe Republican congressional districts and few safe state seats. Like the Republicans did in North Carolina.

      • SDGeoff3

        It wouldn’t matter. Too many Democrats are allergic to voting here.

  • SDGeoff3

    Issa would be comfortably elected in the 50th district. The 49th is becoming more representative of the rest of the state, but the 50th has just enough contrarian right wing deplorable batshit crazy lunatics, and that’s how Hunter got his daddy’s seat. It’s Teabagger Central .

    • BadKitty904

      Maybe if somebody…I dunno…built a wall around it…

      • Cornelius Fussbudget

        I keep saying, I’ll pitch in to build Trump’s wall if it’s along CA’s eastern border. But, you’re right, we might need to carve out some parts, North Carolina style.

        • BadKitty904

          A Sensible Policy for a Better America.

    • hendenburg2

      I used to be a part of a big scuba group here, but two of the organizers live in Alpine and post shit by Mike Cernovich and Paul Joseph Watson that it completely killed my desire to spend any time around them.

      • SDGeoff3

        It that what drove you to creating cranberry mead?

        • hendenburg2

          Nope. That was my college budget/drinking habits.

          • amrak63

            “Cranberry Mead” would be a great name for a folk-rock band.

          • hendenburg2

            I was thinking more “RenFair band”

          • SDGeoff3

            It has been proven to me that Cranberry Mead helps you walk funny.

  • Ninja0980

    Chances are if Issa goes to the new district, he could very well win as it’s one of the only solid red districts in California.
    And just when I thought we’d be rid of this asshole.

  • Apple Scruff

    Well they’ve gone and done it.

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

  • Ducksworthy

    There’s an open seat in the Russian Parliment?

  • Sheepshagger

    Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’em
    that’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
    Your poor huddled masses, let’s club ’em to death
    and get it over with and just dump ’em on the boulevard

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    It’s probably been said, but Issa can go Californicate himself.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Ouch

  • WilbyToad

    Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) on Thursday fired back at a report that President Trump questioned why the U.S. accepts immigrants from “shithole” countries.
    https://twitter.com/repmarkpocan/status/951572882269855745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F10141959147

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh sick burn!

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk
    • miss_grundy

      Or sh*thole boroughs of the City of New York! (I’m from Manhattan, myself.) :->

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I’m looking at you, Staten Island!

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Fuck yeah! I wasn’t familiar with Pocan. Not surprised that he represents Madison. Finally a story out of my home state that isn’t a fucking embarrassment.

    • Bananas Foster

      Is he single?

    • coozledad

      And shitholes like southside fucking Virginia. O-fucking white Hyo. West shitfuck Virginia. Pennsylbama. Oklahellhole. Kansass.

    • hudson

      what is shithole a code for?

      • mfp, reciprocally colluding

        shithole

  • ibwilliamsi

    Hold your horses there, Darrell! Where’s the fire?

    • BadKitty904

      Where do you want it?

  • BreakingDeadMen

    You know, several, you know, dozens of people spontaneously combust each year. It’s just not really widely reported.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Temp was 54F when I got up this morning, by noon it was 44F, by 4 pm it was 24F, and now at 4:30 sheets of ice are raining down. It will be 7F by midnight. Whenever this happens I think of homeless people and the wild things. I am snug in my warm house, the pantry is full, I have high speed internet and a SmartTV and a down comforter, I am cooking spaghetti tonight, and they can’t take Medicare away from me without an Act of Congress. I am really a very lucky person and I need to remember that more often.

    • hendenburg2

      And in San Diego, it’s going to be 78F on Saturday. Care to trade?

      • mancityRed6

        yes

      • SDGeoff3

        you monster.

        • hendenburg2

          What? It’s not like I’m asking Angela to send canned clams!

          • SDGeoff3

            eeek! I would never believe the fine Ms. Ruzzo would stoop to that.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I would love to live in San Diego. I applied for a job there in 1987, but I didn’t get it. I visited there for 4 hours in 2002 – a layover on a flight to San Francisco – and I used that time to go to the beach and walk around the Hotel del Coronado, which was a blast. There was a store there that sold only opals … and when I walked in the thing that caught my eye was this gorgeous necklace on the counter. It cost $25,000, which was more than the down payment on my house in St. Louis. But it’s a neat hotel and I would love to stay there someday when I get rich. Here are two pictures I took there. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9efefa8eae86ee28ee1aa5a73a47e8373f2cabf18c0eba3c635320d05578a9ae.jpg

        • wide_stance_hubby

          I now haz Lobelia envy.

        • SDGeoff3

          It’s since been purchased by a Chinese investment firm. They really started screwing with it, and finally Hilton has come to the rescue, and is managing it. I work in Coronado, and it’s really a special place.

          • BillEGoatSmirk

            I was there in 1989 and had lunch on the outside deck of the restaurant. I felt like a queen. It was the first time I ever heard of or ate Cobb salad. A very distinct and fond memory.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I first heard about it in the book “Somewhere In Time” which was the basis for the 1980 Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour movie of the same name (although they did not use it for the movie). I thought it sounded special then, and I’m really glad I got to see it.

          • SDGeoff3

            It does look like a movie set.

          • As a 21 year old I looked up Jim Morrison’s brother in Coronado and knocked on his door prepared to do some gonzo interview with him. He, rightfully, shut the door in my face so I smoked a bowl and went surfing instead.

          • SDGeoff3

            A day in the life! Only in SoCal.

        • hendenburg2

          My HS prom was there.

          Of course, it’s in a primo location, right next to a Navy fighter base and SEAL school.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I thought it was strange that the airport in San Diego is so close to downtown that I could take a taxi to the beach in about 10 minutes. The airport noise must be distracting.

      • I lived in OB, Del Mar, and Point Loma back in the Reagan years. I miss it.

    • mancityRed6

      47 at 4am, down to 27 by 9 with a nice 20+ mph wind. currently 14 feeling like -2. the rain that was falling turned to ice and it even snowed enough to cover most everything with a little dusting.
      it took me 25% longer to get home after work. I want my 2 minutes back

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      It was 60F earlier today in Arkansas and tonight, it’s suppose to drop into the 30’s.

    • Petunia Cat

      It was 54° in southern Ontario today! And before it started raining I went in my wheelchair up to the house that “plays“ The Waterford House in the Handmaids Tale. 😯 And took pictures of it. Very spooky and impressive.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Ooooh, that’s so cool that you live there. Did you get to see any of the filming?

        I am looking forward to the local Women’s March because this year I can go in my new electric wheelchair, instead of a borrowed scooter that is too small for me. It is sponsored by the local Planned Parenthood chapter and they want us to wear something pink, but I think it would be better to dress all in black to show support for the #MeToo movement. I am trying to find some pink knitted gloves – then I will be all in black plus pink gloves, which would be awesome.

        • We have a local Women’s March in my town on the 20th.

          The gals are encouraging us fellas to march with. I’ll be there.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I’m glad to hear that. We need all the good men we can get.

        • Petunia Cat

          That would look so sharp! Congrats on getting the electric wheelchair. Are you loving the joystick? 😯😍

          Actually they were filming right across the street from my apartment building in early December, I only saw it as I waited at the bus stop to go to the grocery store. (In my wheelchair, second bus trip) I was a film major so I know how unbearably boring filming is. Also astonishing is the volume of people standing around. Like 20 to 30 people not obviously doing anything. Some had headsets on. But that’s not including the actors, the make up people or the camera people. Also you can’t see anything because you’re behind the camera and all the headset people.

          Seeing the places from my neighbourhood on TV though is super thrilling. It wasn’t till the last episode I started recognizing them.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I had never used a joystick before, it took some getting used to because it is SO sensitive. Sometimes I am sitting still and my hand is resting on the joystick and I make a small, inadvertent hand movement and the chair moves, which is startling. But I’m getting better at it. What I still forget is to turn the power OFF before unlocking the wheels so I can push it manually when I need to, and I need more practice at going through narrow doorways.

            Gravel is a real obstacle. And I have only now noticed how many stores in this town do NOT have automatic doors. Not one single store downtown has them. Then there are places that have a wheelchair ramp, but the end of the ramp is not flush with the ground and is about 1″ higher. If I don’t notice this until I bump into it, I have to back up and try again with more speed.

            Then there are the assholes who park on sidewalks. Don’t get me started …

            I toyed with the idea of becoming an actor when I was in high school, but then I read about how slow the film-making process is, and how they don’t shoot scenes in chronological order, and I changed my mind.

          • Petunia Cat

            Forgetting to turn off the power when you go into manual mode, classic. I did that day before yesterday and was all confused that it was skewing around when I tried to push it forward. I really like the joystick. I’ve managed not to bump it hardly at all. And that was mentioned in the manual. 😇 So I’m very proud. I never learned how to drive a car, so I don’t have car driving movements confusing me. My worst narrow doorway thing is getting off the bus. Getting on it’s OK but then on our buses you have to turn all the way around and then back up. Whoa. And oh my god, the stores that you can’t get into? Because they have a little step up. The downtown part of my city that I can get to now in the wheelchair is basically rampless. ☹️ Disappointed in my city, it’s making its self look bad. ♿️

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I’m very lucky to be living in a college town with a large state university that has a state mandate to be accessible to the state’s handicapped students, because that means they installed ramps on every corner all over town back in the late 60’s, and all subdivisions built after the 70’s had to include sidewalks and ramps. And, of course, a lot of stupid people objected to this at the time because of the expense and the mess of construction downtown.

            However, they don’t always maintain the sidewalks – so you are rolling nicely down a sidewalk and you encounter a section that cracked in the middle and sank 2″ and there’s a big bump.

            Back in the 80’s when I worked at the university, I was a volunteer advocate for the Access Office, and my job was to report on any accessibility issues I found around campus. There were quite a few students who were quadriplegic and had no use of their arms, but everywhere I went I found doors that were automatic, but you had to push a big square metal button on a post in front of the door to make them open. Now, it’s kind of hard to do that if you can’t use your hands, isn’t it? I find those push buttons all over town, including my own GP’s office. And then there are elevators … how do you push a floor button if you can’t use your hands?

            What is currently bothering me a lot is the inaccessibility of the three large concert theaters in town. They have areas for wheelchairs – but they are always down in the front row, or on the sides, or in the very back row, and these are the worst seats in the house, plus you can’t sit with your friends. I discussed this with one of the staff at the Services for Independent Living Center, and he said it’s a deliberate Catch-22 – they don’t provide good seats for the disabled, so the disabled don’t go to the concerts, and then the administration can say they don’t need to add more seats because the disabled don’t attend concerts. I think he is right.

            We have pretty good transportation here – the SIL center provides personalized wheelchair-van transportation door-to-door for $1 each way, but you have to give them 2 weeks notice, so they are really only useful for regularly scheduled appointments you plan in advance. The City offers Para Transit wheelchair-accessible mini-buses to people who live more than 1/4 mile from a regular bus stop or who need to be accompanied by a caregiver or who can’t communicate well or can’t use their hands, also $1 each way, and they only require 24 hours notice. The regular City buses are also wheelchair accessible, and there is a bus stop only 2 blocks from my house. But I went to the Sheriff’s Office a few months ago and I couldn’t get in the building, which was built in 1992, because the two sets of heavy glass doors did not open automatically. And the amount of handicapped parking downtown is PITIFUL.

          • Petunia Cat

            Being in a College town sounds great. Yes, typical crap. Doors! 😒 🚪 Oh man I love having the wheelchair accessible buses though. Although they drive me crazy with the tight turns required to get positioned on them. I would love to live in a neighbourhood that had boulevards. The cross slope when you drive on the sidewalk that’s at someone’s driveway, creeps me right out. I’m brand new to powered mobility devices, as of the summer. Now it’s winter so I haven’t been able to use the wheelchair very much. But I am getting extremely good at parsing weather reports. Once it snows I seem to have to wait till there’s a thaw before I can take the wheelchair out again. People don’t clean their sidewalks properly. Or rather it only takes one person on a block who doesn’t.

            Here’s a photo of the house in The Handmaids Tale. I took it during a thaw. ♿️ It’s four blocks from me.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/308ebd5609ce1b296ad3b9d16493d2387962fff1dbf18af9c12976cbe060f9ad.jpg

          • Angela Ruzzo

            What a cool house. I wouldn’t want to pay the heating bill, though. I swept the 1″ of snow off my driveway and sidewalk earlier this afternoon with my big 2′ wide push broom … not one single person on the block had swept or shoveled anything as of 4 pm, and even when they do shovel the driveway, they ignore the sidewalk. There are three big, strong, healthy white guys in their early 20’s renting the house 2 doors away from me, and they never even shovel their driveway. They are the ones who parked their truck so as to block the sidewalk and screamed like stuck pigs when I called the police and their landlord and the HOA board to complain. Too bad, little white boys, I know the law and I am not afraid of you. (I’m getting mean in my old age).

            The City has an ordinance that says “All persons are hereby required to keep the sidewalks in front of, or adjacent to, the property or premises owned or occupied by them or under
            their control, within the city, clear and free from rubbish, filth,
            refuse, dirt, snow, ice and from any and all obstructions and dangerous agencies of every kind and description whatsoever; and any person failing to observe the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.” It is rarely enforced, and most people are not aware of it.

          • Petunia Cat

            “Dangerous agencies“ is definitely my new band name! Yes the same way here. You can actually phone City Hall if people haven’t cleared it to the pavement in 24 hours after a storm and they will give them something like 8 warnings, you have to phone eight times before the city actually does anything onerous. So it’s not much of a system. I like the idea of your push broom. And yeah, it’s amazing how so many people have the attitude that clearing snow, why do that? I get stuck thinking about that in my head ‘these people think if *they* can climb over it with their able-bodied bodies like effing mountain goats that’s good enough‘. I try to stop thinking about it once I get home. Good for you for calling the cops on those bozos.

  • Picabo

    On this date in history, my birthday, this happened. Alexander Hamilton was born, Janis Joplin’s “Pearl” album was released, Jimi Hendrix began recording the song “Purple Haze”, and the first patient was treated with insulin.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    So, I emailed Costello to bitch him out, and then I mailed my local (Repulican) rep to thank her for voting for the trans bill Costello (a Democrat) voted against and express my sorrow that she isn’t running again.

    I feel weird about this. Heh.

    • OutOfOrbit

      A DINO and a RINO in the same district

      • GreenGoldSharpie

        Not the same district. Costello’s dad was my US Rep for a long ass time. He’s the rep north of where I lived until i moved up here, but I still thought I’d say something about his anti-trans shit.

  • bluicebank

    Question I was until now too afraid to ask:

    California Congressional district numbers. I live in what is now called the 8th, which used to be Pelosi’s district number way up in the Frisco. (Yes, I typed “Frisco.” Don’t get me started as to why SF stupidly thinks that’s uncool, being as more than three awesome rock songs say “Frisco” in a loving manner. But I digress.)

    Anyway. The 8th is now down in the high desert area of SoCal (Southern California if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), The Southland, specifically that part the L.A. Times, et al, used to call the Inland Empire but not so much since San Bernardino went to shit like a thousand years ago … geez, where was I?

    Oh yes, the 8th. My question is to any Calif. political geeks (btw don’t ever say “Cali” because that just marks you as a poser) is how in the hell did a Frisco district number go all San Andreas Fault into an area where U2 had an album featuring a Joshua Tree (that has since died, probably from a U2 fan who burnt it). Oops, forgot the question mark. ? there it is. “Redistricting” is not an acceptable answer.

    • WilbyToad

      I’m from the Califrisco buryya.

      That outta do it.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Before our current nightmare began, I wrote a novel about a girl brought to America illegally — a Dreamer, who accomplishes great things. In an author’s note, I wrote…

    The origin of Emma’s story is in the thousands of children who (illegally) crossed America’s southern border in the summer of 2014. Most or all these children went on that journey to escape war, crime, political violence and poverty. Many were sent by their parents, given up to save their lives. So I wondered: What happens next to these children? And what happens next because of these children?

    So here we are. Sending away or rejecting people we can and should have the wealth and compassion to help.
    Shameless self-promotion: https://www.amazon.com/Applied-Quantum-Entanglement-Story-Girl/dp/1521850364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515710387&sr=8-1&keywords=philip+fenster

  • shastakoala

    I hate it when I blow up in the air. It makes me feel like a Blimp.

  • Shibusa

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Beauregard
    I know nothing about the other candidates running in the 50th district but I actually like Pete Beauregard. He ticks a lot of boxes for Repubs: he’s a Vietnam vet, he’s descended from a Confederate general, and he’s a bit of a cowboy but likely way too liberal for that area which is considered a GOP safe seat. Issa’s such a coward.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Looks like some reporters are finally reaching the point where they can’t tip-toe around it anymore.

    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/951580023974170624

    And then there are those who apparently will keep tip-toeing till the bitter end.

    https://twitter.com/PLFino/status/951583639762096129

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Wait, isn’t Norway that socialist country with the no-go zonez?

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        No, that’s Finland, which (according to Reddit) does not exist.

        • mackafritz, v.s.g.

          I thought it was The Netherlands.

        • Bigly smart jesterpunk

          Then how did he kill all the Russians?

          http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html

          • altleftjohn

            Jesus. Remind me never to piss if a Finn.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            Not to mention don’t take geography advice from Reddit.

          • Bigly smart jesterpunk

            He even got shot in the head and that still didnt kill him, all it did was make him mad that he couldn’t shoot more Russians.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        That’s Sweden. Where that unspecified terrible thing happened, the one Trump mentioned in his speech.

        • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

          Lutefisk?

          • mackafritz, v.s.g.

            That’s a crime against humanity.

          • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

            Enough! It’s too close to dinner time for that.

            Here, have some canned clams!

        • Bill Diaz

          No, this is a reference to Pete Hoekstra and his comments on the Nederlands:

          http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/23/politics/pete-hoekstra-apology/index.html

          Have a great day!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        AOT,K.

    • mackafritz, v.s.g.

      I guess what the president said wasn’t fit to print.

    • Joe Beese

      A racist like that has no place in the Republican Party.

      Wait… what the fuck am I saying?

      • UnsaltedSinner
        • Cornelius Fussbudget

          Exactly. Even if they would never say something like that out loud themselves, Trump reminds them of their racist uncle. He’s not evil, just not “politically correct”. Their instinct is to protect him from being “misunderstood”.

      • Bill Diaz

        “A racist like that has no place but in the Republican Party”

        FIFY!

        Have a great day!

    • Meccalopolis

      Sad trombone. They really are failing

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      And yet, for the past year or so NYT has been offending me big time. Fuck them. NYT is a shithole rag.

      And to think: I was almost going to pay money for that dreck.

    • Shibusa

      Good for Jim Acosta. Trump supporters resent being called racist, which is understandable, but if they’re not racist, these people certainly have a dangerously high tolerance for racism.

      • bupkus231

        “… these people certainly have a dangerously high tolerance for racism.”

        Which makes them racists. Don’t be fooled by self-serving artificial “distinctions”.

        One cannot judge oneself to be racist or not – it’s how you and wour words and actions appears to others that we form our opinions from – and uf you’re protesting you’re “not a racist”, chances are you are….

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      And stay tuned for more news in the “No shit, Sherlock”, Department .

  • Indiepalin

    We Are All Shithole Countries!

  • BadKitty904
    • BadKitty904

      I am COMPLETELY in awe of those clothes.

      • cmd resistor

        I took my kid to see Earth Wind and Fire when he was in middle school after his guitar teacher raved about them. They were not young any more but could still do it. So he was amazed by the bass player’s outfit — amazing bellbottoms and lots of fringe. That guy was over 60 and I wanted to be him. Verdine White.

        • BadKitty904

          I’m just…speechless.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Rick Hill
  • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

    President Shithole will never ever learn to keep his shitholes shut.

  • Joe Beese

    What difference is there between African countries and Norway?

    I’m in the dark.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      The contrast is like black and white.

    • Bill Diaz

      Color me stumped!

      Have a great day!

  • La forza del resistino

    ‘Hillary was not for a strong military and Hillary — my opponent — was for windmills,” Trump said.
    So if FL is oil rig exempt Hillary asks if she can offshore a few windmills.

  • Spurning Beer

    Farm Film Celebrity Blow-Up (in the air)
    http://www.parabolicarc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SCTV_blowed_up.jpg
    He blowed up real good.

    • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

      “May the good Lord take a likin’ to ya, and blow ya up REAL SOON!”

    • Meccalopolis

      Loved that bit

  • Rick Hill

    For Bob so loved a good smoke he gave the world his only pack of milds
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aN1r9gK_460s.jpg

    • Thiazin Red

      According to the bible, god is kind of a dickhole.

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

    Trump's guide to diversityAfrica: Array of shithole countriesHaitians: Have AIDSNigerians: Live in hutsPuerto Ricans: LazyBlack Americans: Ingrates Mexicans: Criminals and rapistsMuslims: Evil terroristsWomen: Treat them like shitWhite supremacists: VERY FINE PEOPLE— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) January 11, 2018

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Some of my ancestors came from Ireland, which was also considered a shithole country back in the day,

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Some of mine came from Poland, also considered a shithole.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Trump guide to foreign policy

      France: His friend “Jim” never goes there anymore
      Norway: We need more immigrants from there, because reasons
      England: WAAAH! I WANT A GOLDEN CHARIOT! WHY DOES OBAMA GET TO GO TO THE WEDDING? STUPID MUSLIM MAYOR IS A DOPEY CLOWN!
      Kenya: Obama was totally from there, like, bigly
      Nambia: (see entry under “Kenya”)
      North Korea: MY BUTTON IS THE YUGEST
      South Korea: Do we really need two Koreas? Or is that Corinthians?
      South Dakota: (see entry under “South Korea”)
      Canada: I like Justin, he’s a disgrace, really great guy, terrible, outsmarting our politicians — HIS SCHWARTZ IS BIGLIER THAN MINE?!?!?!? (see entry under “North Korea”)

      edit:
      Russia: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        You forgot The Netherlands: names an ambassador that believes there are no go areas there.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          Also too, Israel <3 <3 <3 <3.

          Iran Persia: “My uncle John Trump at M.I.T., blah blah blah blah blah…”

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OMG. I finally read the actual article. Darrel Issa is going to blow Duncan Hunter up in the air and take his seat! Don’t think he won’t!

    • OneYieldRegular

      Once an arsonist, always an arsonist?

    • bluicebank

      I had to look up the 50th. Dang, that’s some serious backwater. This coming from the 8th, also a backwater, minus the water.

    • SDGeoff3

      Do they both get to be in the Mile-high Club then?

  • Rick Hill

    Was going to line out “ape” and put in republican but, meh, you get it.
    https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a2ozMX9_460s.jpg

    • h4rr4r

      Then how do they teach their young?

      • Rick Hill

        Private school? Sexy tutors that dad can have lurid thoughts about?

      • C4TWOMAN

        My guess, imitation. Which actually refutes the idea they think they know everything. Otherwise why imitate something they don’t know?
        They just don’t do it through abstract language.

    • C4TWOMAN

      To be picky, if I’m understanding this correctly, they are not using sign language to querry or share. I would interpret this as them thinking they have to figure it all out themselves and/or learn by imitation. That doesn’t mean they don’t have things they want to know, just that questioning abstractly is not a natural part of their brain structure.
      Some humans do this. I hate asking for anything, especially from people I don’t know.
      .02

      EDIT: to be clear it’s the asking I hate, not the abstracting— which I can’t help because of over developed frontal lobe…

    • h4rr4r

      Separates us? We are apes.

      “Apes don’t ask questions”, would mean humans don’t ask questions.

      • C4TWOMAN

        Nice catch.
        But to be fair, it’s a common mistake…

        • h4rr4r

          I went to RIT, that university hosts the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. There I saw many apes ask humans questions with sign language. I myself both asked and answered questions. All the apes in question were homo sapiens.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Wow, interesting.
            I was in the “special” class until 4th grade…because idiot adults couldn’t figure out the reason I didn’t study hard was school was a safe place I relaxed from the npd/bpd parent. It didn’t help I looked mixed race. So I’m very sensitive to questionable arguments about intelligence when directed at a party who is at a disadvantage or can’t advocate for themselves….
            This “slow learner” reads Shakespeare for fun and taught themselves to play chess….

          • h4rr4r

            The worst was going to visit an NTID student and knocking on their door. That’s a sure fire way to feel like an idiot.

          • Meccalopolis

            I’ve had students like you. Hard to know how to ask someone whose father makes her take care of all her younger siblings, clean cook, and do the washing to study harder.

          • C4TWOMAN

            It would have helped greatly, in MY case, if instead of assuming I was touched in the head, someone had contacted social services….

          • Meccalopolis

            I know. In the case I was describing, we did call in the parent and threaten to go to ACS, which helped a bit.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Good on you.

      • bluicebank

        Chimps. Apes are further removed from the chow line at the family reunion. Not that anyone cares when the booze starts flowing.

      • Rick Hill

        Not me. I am Devo…

        No, wait. Yeah. I’m an ape

  • Michael R
    • C4TWOMAN

      MAAS?

    • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

      As long as he is in the Oval Office, it is one.

    • JaveyDay

      Make American Shitholes AWESOMER!

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    Anyone got a nickel Donnie gets on Twitter and says “So I called them shitholes. So what? They *are* shitholes!”?

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
    • Daniel

      But I’ve been toning my arse for months! And for what?!

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg
    • h4rr4r

      This is why I don’t subscribe to the NY Times. They can’t even be honest about a simple thing like this.

    • BadKitty904

      Why would Norwegians come to the Republican’s U.S.?

      • h4rr4r

        Maybe they are super rich.

        • BadKitty904

          I repeat…

      • Daniel

        They came to the Saxon’s England.

        Yes, this is still a sore point.

        • Rasilom

          Yes we did, but we kinda came to burn it down and take stuff. For the record that was my imagrant ancestors ancestors.

          • Daniel

            Fucking give us back our geld!

    • BMW

      “No shithole, no shithole…you’re the shithole!”

    • WilbyToad

      Abnormay is Trump’s true affection.

    • Oblios_Cap

      He doesn’t want mud people? Good thing he’s not a racist.

    • jaspersdad

      Why would Norwegians want to leave their socialist utopia for a shithole like the US?

    • JOANN MCDEVITT

      I’m surprised he didn’t say he wanted more people from Norwegia.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Just be glad he didn’t say what kind of people he thinks live in Nigeria…

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      Funny how Norwegians aren’t stampeding to leave their socialist hellhole…
      http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/countries/norway/

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Brutal tongue lashing, that.

    • bluicebank

      And aren’t they still clearing the mines from the landing on Normay?

    • Doug Langley

      How on earth can anyone be “alarmed” at Trump being racist? Have they been in a cave all this time?

  • WilbyToad

    BTW, What’s He Building In There? makes a damn peculiar Pandora seed.

  • Bill D. Burger

    What a repugnant Fucking Moron and vile being The Dotard is! And what a shame that the low/no info, low curiosity, easily roused rabble scum from all of those shithole red states voted for him in such large numbers. (*Apologies to all red state citizens who don’t fit that definition)

    Here’s hoping that his blatant bigotry will spur an historic mid term turnout among voters of color, all voters who do love and cherish the ideals of this republic, that will turn November 6 into a day that will live in infamy among Republicons’ for many years to come.

    I’ll look forward to hearing the Mouth of Trump, Surra’ Huckabeast, try to bullshit her way around this one. “Whuut’ yew’ the Preznut’ sayud’, he did not say…PERIOD.”

  • Very Stable Royal Ugly Dude
    • SDGeoff3

      Still alive and slurring, eh?

    • SomeBigRedDog

      I’m pretty sure we became the shithole country like a while ago.

    • Oblios_Cap

      this is perfectly normal, though…

    • Rick Hill

      Before it’s over, he’s going to go on a curse laden rant, on live tv or in front of one of his rallies

      • Blanche de Shambles

        I’m waiting for him to drop the n-bomb during the State of the Union or something.

        • Rick Hill

          Oh, I think it’s going to be five straight minutes of cussing

        • Doug Langley

          Is it possible to bleep the Congressional record?

      • therblig

        as long as it includes “help me, i’m having a fucking heart attack!” i will dvr and treasure it.

      • BMW
      • miss_grundy

        Hasn’t he done that already? Doesn’t he go off on tirades at those things?

    • BMW

      “He’s just telling it like it is.”
      -Trump voters

  • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

    The shithole is inside the White House.

  • Shibusa
  • Rick Hill
  • Jeffocaster in the West

    MASA…..yes massa, Make America A Shithole Again

  • BearGHAZI
    • everstar

      Hey, Bela Lugosi libels!

    • Daniel

      But Bela Lugosi’s dead.

    • miss_grundy

      Bela Lugosi libelz!!!!

      • BearGHAZI

        But not necessarily Dracula libelz

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler
    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      Chuck gets paid to be that stupid…sigh.

    • JaveyDay

      Chuck, Chuck, Chucklefuck.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Chuck Todd and don’t look back.

    • BMW

      Mr. False Equivalency strikes again. At least Todd’s consistent, I guess. I mean…200 million people could drop dead tomorrow without explanation and his first question would be if members of the two parties both died in equal numbers.

    • JaveyDay
    • miss_grundy

      Chuck Todd is a moron. And I am being kind in my description.

      • Rasilom

        Moran liblez!!

    • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

      If Chuck Todd and Chris Cillizza had an IQ contest, there wouldn’t be a winner.

      • Daniel

        But both sides would have faults.

  • rosenbomb

    Trump’s base
    Deplorable– oh my stars how could you ever what a shrill woman
    Shithole– LOL, super true, amirite? #MAGA

  • Rick Hill

    Sinuses are great. Natures way of letting you enjoy a hangover without the bother and expense of getting drunk first.

    • LucindathePook

      worked with a woman said she was having hers removed.

      • Meccalopolis

        You can do that?

    • Meccalopolis

      Ugh, I know. Except with a hangover they’re worse

  • ltmcdies

    Will there ever again be a day when you put down the phone, have a lovely lunch with an old schooll chum, do a little shopping come home , pick up the same and not say
    “OMFG… That Fucking asshole said what!!!!!!!!”

  • sosuume
    • Jeffocaster in the West

      Duh.

    • BadKitty904

      Exactly as Putin planned, right?

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      How’s that impact the first quarter earnings projection?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Pretty much already saw that, yeah.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻
      • miss_grundy

        This one can’t die fast enough. Can’t someone put some Polonium-210 in his beverage? And without benefit of votes.

    • OutOfOrbit

      The people who matter don’t care

      /s

      • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

        and the people who care don’t matter.

      • everstar

        I’m floored on a daily basis by how completely Republicans have sold us all down the river. I mean, I knew they were mendacious grifters, but holy shit.

  • memzilla Ω

    (Schindler): Make no mistake here: Trump is citing what used to be called Majestätsbeleidigung — that is, insults to His Majesty are a crime.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1428dd28bd7acd56e45291da1cd223bf0d7ddb43b563445bfed0bed3be25d32b.jpg

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      He accused him of treason for criticizing him…

    • BadKitty904
      • Bigly smart jesterpunk

        Isnt that what Karl Rove perfected?

        • BadKitty904

          Yup. Sure is.

    • miss_grundy

      I hope that FBI agent sticks around and is able to arrest Dotard for treason. That would be sweet!

    • Daniel

      In English we call that “lèse-majesté”, thank you very much.

      • Querolous

        So what do the French call it?

        • Daniel

          Royale mischiefs.

  • Martini A, very stable genius
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Uh, no, Vicente, I don’t think he’s forgotten his original German at all.

    • bluicebank

      Vicente needs to remember that a lot us Americanos also understand the word “pendejo,” so it’s OK if he uses it in reference to the fucking pendejo.

      • miss_grundy

        I prefer the word “comemierda”. It illustrates Dotard to a T.

    • miss_grundy

      Like most bigoted Republicans, he has forgotten that he is only one or two generations away from an immigrant. Perhaps someone should mention that to him so we can watch his mango head explode–without benefit of votes.

    • everstar

      One of the only bright spots of this administration is Vicente Fox’s unrelenting hatred of Trump.

    • SDGeoff3

      Ahhh…balm unto my soul.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Well, here’s the linky to the lead story in the NYT right now, and the first 2 grafs:

    President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and African countries, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway, according to people with direct knowledge of the conversation.

    Mr. Trump’s remarks left members of Congress attending the meeting in the Cabinet Room alarmed and mystified. They were there discussing an emerging bipartisan deal to give legal status to immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss the explosive proceedings of the private meeting.</blockquote

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html?_r=0

    • Marion in Savannah

      Well, fuck me running. I’ve tried multiple times to post a fucking link (which I KNOW is correct, because I’ve checked it,) but it won’t show up. Let’s try one more time:

      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-shithole-countries.html?_r=0

      • Doug Langley

        Works fine.

    • BadKitty904

      …why he should accept immigrants…” He now owns the United States of America?

      • Marion in Savannah

        Well, he surely seems to think he’s some sort of God Emperor who owns us all.

        • BadKitty904

          Let’s fix that.

          • Rick Hill

            Working on it….

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Republicans were only taken aback because they didn’t think anyone would ever say out loud what they’ve been dog-whistling for 50+ years.

    • bluicebank

      Expect a retort from Sweden anytime now. And I mean that in a nice way, because I know cool person living there … and if ever I wash ashore there, she will save me, then get me drunk.

    • OutOfOrbit

      Haz we reached a Rubicon?

    • “alarmed and mystified”? that he is a big, fat, orange racist?

      • Marion in Savannah

        Well, they’re congresscritters and therefore not quite as smart as the average Wonketteer.

      • OutOfOrbit

        “well sit me down and slap me silly”

        • Rasilom

          Spank my ass and call me Charlie.

          • Mike Minden

            Would you mind being called Ivanka instead? Asking for a friend.

      • shastakoala

        “Well slap my face on the side of a hog and roll me in the mud”

    • miss_grundy

      I bet the last person he spoke to before going in to his meeting was Stephen Miller. And why would anyone from Norway want to come to live in America?

  • Bill D. Burger

    As you might well guess, the usual deplorable sites are ablaze with high fives for their Dear Dotard Leader. They love his ‘shithole’ remark and the upset that they see it causing the libs.
    Don’t sully your minds by going there. I need to take a hot shower to remove the stench lingering from just my short visit.

    • Catstro, Very Stable Genius

      He’s just saying what everyone’s thinking! MAGA!

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      Speaking of shitholes…

    • Meccalopolis

      Thank you for your service

    • everstar

      The decontamination chamber awaits, you brave soul.

      • miss_grundy

        Or a Silkwood shower.

  • mrFawkes

    Searching the Washington Post’s 1877-2017 archives, trump’s quote of shithole countries is the very first time that The Post has published the word “shithole”.
    Another first for the short-fingered vulgaian.

    • Marion in Savannah

      I’m willing to bet it may be the first time for the NYT, but I didn’t check.

      • Nounverb911

        They used shit in something I read this morning…
        I’ll be curious to see if they print it tomorrow.

        • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

          They used shit in something I read this morning…

          Wait, was it another NYT “Guacamole with Peas” recipe??

      • Daniel

        Although they were very careful never to offend power player and king maker Thomas Scubadive-Shithole back in the eighties, which is why they maintained access to the White House throughout that time and why you’ve never heard of him.

    • SDGeoff3

      And he will find a way to brag about it when he dishes out his dumb media awards, which will never happen next week.

  • armed_bears

    Name an immigrant from a shithole country? OK, here’s one: John James Audubon.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/edf99146757b7412ab540e2b015bca83640945ce5495fb795df8b0eb1fb17553.jpg

    • Thiazin Red

      Ireland was pretty shitty when my family came over.

    • Raan

      Does pre-World War II Czechoslovakia count as a shithole?

    • everstar

      Some guy named Alexander Hamilton?

    • miss_grundy

      Andrew Carnegie.

  • La forza del resistino

    The kibosh on diversity lottery immigrants is our loss in potential exotic native eateries.
    Then again, he only eats KFC, McD and burnt steaks.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I guess even Canadian French is too exotic. No poutine trucks from NAFTA. Sad.

      • ltmcdies

        Trump gets our poutine when he can pry from our gravy sticky hands🇨🇦🇨🇦

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Probably thinks oregano is some sort of exotic spice.

  • Bananas Foster

    Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-immigrants-shithole-countries_us_5a57db94e4b04df054f757a0?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    Jesus fucking Christ.

    Stupid and evil is no way to go through life.

    ETA: Norway is like, “Leave us the fuck out of this!”

    • everstar

      Poor Norway. You know he only mentioned them because theirs was the last prime minister he met with.

      • Bananas Foster

        Of course.

        The only other foreign country he can name off the top of his head is Mexico.

        And we know how he feels about THOSE people.

        • Querolous

          I am certain that he knows Россия.

  • therblig

    meanwhile, how many of trumpy’s redstate supporters live in “shithole” conditions, worthy of the 3rd world? fucking assholes supporting a fucking asshole.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
  • Nounverb911

    SO, how many countries did the shit head call shit holes today?

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      Haiti and every country in Africa.

      • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

        Hmmm….what do those countries have in common? Thinking hard….

      • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

        Wait, Africa’s not a country?

      • Left Coast Tom

        I enjoyed the trip I took to Morocco. Maybe Donnie Two Scoops should try learning how to say “hello”, “good bye”, and “thank you” in the local languages of the countries he visits.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Thurman Munster IV

    Alexander Hamilton was from a shithole country. Why anybody would want to come to this shithole country is beyond me.

  • BadKitty904

    Aight, you lil’ monkeys – vulgar vaporings of senile white trash aside – it’s time to go start supper. Y’all carry on…

  • Blackest Noobs

    O/T: climate change indoors @ work

    so don’t care if i get grief for this but goddamn it the ladies i work with and their poor fucking circulation, they’re always complaining about how cold it is in the building, you know, cuz apparently a building temp of 72 degrees IS TOO FUCKING COLD.

    they are constantly running space heaters…so today….our guy raised the building temp to 79.6 degrees….it’s a BALMY 80 fucking degrees in here.

    fuck these women. i hate them. also because they’re lazy shits but this hot cold thing gotta fucking go.

    • h4rr4r

      80F is brutal. Get a kilt. The airflow really helps.
      Board-Shirts can work too. Kilt is just easier for dress code.

      • Blackest Noobs

        the skinniest bitch here is the fucking worst. like when coming to relieve her on the desk, she has a space heater blasting so much, that i refuse to sit there; i go to the other side, but even that is hot relatively speaking.

        • Blackest Noobs

          i also hate her for other reasons like when she’s at her desk, she thinks it’s perfectly ok for her to put on headphones and not answer the fucking phone….which is a rudimentary part of her fucking job.

    • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

      80 degrees is too many degrees. Can y’all not compromise and fix it at like 74?

      • Blackest Noobs

        then they would complain about how cold it isn’t.

    • everstar

      I had a British physics professor once who, among other things, once chided us all for being a country where the thermostat was set to 68 in the summer and 70 in the winter instead of the other way around.

      • Blackest Noobs

        ha! that’s the way mine is set up at home except summer is 72-73.

        • everstar

          Yup, my house too. I’m always cold in the winter but that’s why I have long underwear and wool socks.

          • Arolpin

            I set mine to 72 when were home, 68 overnight in the winter. I set it to 74 during the day & 78 at night in the summer. I would keep it colder in the winter but the rest of the family gets all pissy.

          • Blackest Noobs

            im not really ever cold…68 is fine.
            but before i had put in the heat pump, i only had baseboard electric heat.
            shit would heat up a room but wasn’t very efficient..so those 1st two winters in my house, it was like living in an ice box.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Mother of God…the smell of Norwegians and their ratfisk is already making me want to hurl.

    • DrBigHead

      ???

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Say what you will about all Mexicans being rapists and drug dealers, at least they don’t consider rotten fish a delicacy.

        • DrBigHead

          OK, I just now heard about Trump’s “shithole” comment. Jesus, you leave for 5 minutes to do your job and you become hopelessly lost.

        • everstar

          It’s not rotten, it’s soaked in lye.

          For what that’s worth.

          (Not Norwegian, just Minnesotan)

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think that may be lutefisk. The rakfisk is actually fermented for a few months for maximum ripeness.

          • everstar

            Ah, whoops, my bad. Thank god I’m not Norwegian; I’d have shamed my ancestors.

            I seem to recall the ancient Romans had some weird-ass condiment that was made from decayed fish. [Googles] Ah, yes, garum. However, I was wrong: it wasn’t made from decayed fish. Decayed fish intestines. My mistake.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Ooooh, decayed fish intestines. Now THAT’S tripe.

    • proudgrampa

      That and gravlax — Scandinavian food can be challenging…

      • everstar

        Two words: salty. Licorice.

    • Shrieking Denizen

      You’re punk?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Only in drublic.

    • UnsaltedSinner
      • alwayspunkindrublic

        I stand corrected.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Aquavit is delicious, though.

  • hendenburg2

    So I don’t think KillerMartini mentioned it in her Toby Young posting, but there’s a reason why he suddenly popped up in the US news:

    He attended a secret Eugenics conference that has been taking place for 3 years at University College London. As a result, he had to resign from the Office of Students and from his post as a Fullbright Commissioner (as in, he was on the panel that awards Fullbright Scholarships).

    https://jezebel.com/university-college-london-launches-investigation-into-s-1821977857

    • MANGO CRIMES

      what the actual fuck

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    Oh guys, thanks from the Netherlands for covering our response to Pete Hoekstra on Wonkette, WAPO, The Guardian etc. Spoke to some journalists today about this going viral and many felt very well about the coverage and will not only continue to keep going at him but also will take a harder stance on our own shitheels.

    • BadKitty904

      SIC ‘IM!!!!! I hope some REAL journalists make that cipher’s life a living hell.

    • C4TWOMAN

      We’ll be watching….cheering…taking bets…

    • everstar

      I was so charmed by your media’s attempt to shame Pete Hoekstra into some semblance of conscience by having him read the John Adams quote. It’s good to know that there are places where people do actually want their leaders to be honest and wise.

      • Robbertjan Brandenburg

        There is a reason we place flowers and candles on the graves of the fallen sons and fathers of American, Canadian, British and many more nationality’s brave men every year who now rest here forever and why we let school children do it. We know what comes when people remain silent in the face of tiranny.

        • everstar

          Thank you for taking care of them.

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            In case you want to feel good and cry at the same time
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQr9Z8Dnxyo

          • everstar

            “Het is een groot wonder, dat ik niet al mijn verwachtingen heb opgegeven, want ze lijken absurd en onuitvoerbaar. Toch houd ik ze vast, ondanks alles, omdat ik nog steeds aan de innerlijke goedheid van den mens geloof.”

            (I got it from Wikipedia; I don’t actually speak Dutch.)

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            Sounds like Anne Frank.

          • everstar

            It is. “It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

          • Robbertjan Brandenburg

            It still is truly inspirational.

          • everstar

            Yeah. I think it’s more important to be an optimist than a pessimist. Even if you can’t make things as good as you wanted, you’ll still make them better than they were.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Whoah___ Phil Mudd on CNN really, really just leveled a truly fierce broadside, laden with ‘shithole’ references (and many others), against Trump.
    My virgin ears are still burnin’!

    Bravo Mr. Mudd! Well done.

  • Thiazin Red

    What are people reading?

    Before starting another book, I listened to the first bit of Torchwood season 5. So far its quite good. They show the consequences of there not being a team for years, the city is full of aliens, the base is still a bombed out ruin, they’ve got no resources or authority. Each episode has a good balance between telling its own story and advancing the overarching plot.
    Jack has apparently learned nothing from the past seasons about being a good leader. Mr. Colchester middle aged former military turned civil servant is hands down the best current member of the team. Hes a professional type person with no personal loyalty to Jack which makes for an interesting contrast. I’m glad that the writers didn’t take the lazy way out by making characters obvious equivalents, the new guy who discovers Torchwood isn’t a Gwen knock off. New guy Tyler is kind of a dickhole, but gets some depth. Orr, the alien who joins up is a potentially really interesting character, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the writers do with them.
    The writers have limited the direct references to other things, so someone new could jump in without too much trouble. There are little things, like when Tyler asks for a coffee Gwen goes silent for a moment and tells him they don’t keep any in the base. It does kind of bother me that they had to have Tyler be all “aliens exist? yeah right LOL” when alien invasions happen all the damn time in the Who universe. Did he miss the five Christmases in a row with invasions, all the other ones, the events of Children of earth and the time everyone was immortal for like six months?

    • BadKitty904

      Heavy Weather, by P. G. Wodehouse.

      • DrBigHead

        I thought that was a Weather Report album

      • NotReallyHere

        I LOVE P.G. Wodehouse. I’ve tried hard to read all of his books, but he wrote so many, I think I’ve probably missed some.

        The BBC made a TV adaptation of that book, but I’ve only been able to find it on YouTube.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMO9gLposMg

        • BadKitty904

          What thinking person – with a sense of humor – doesn’t love the Immortal Plum? If I may make a suggestion, Overlook Press recently released ALL of Wodehouse’s books in hardback editions. And, if you haven’t seen it, there’s the brilliant Jeeves and Wooster series from BBC, starring Sir Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry…

          • NotReallyHere

            I also love Jeeves and Wooster. I will definitely look up Overlook Press. Thanks!

          • BadKitty904

            Well worth it. I’ve been collecting them over time – nice, solid little editions and reasonably priced.

          • BadKitty904
    • mancityRed6

      “you can see a lot under a flare in the Republic Of Vietnam” and a book about the art of Archer

    • C4TWOMAN

      WHAT? Torchwood is back? Where was I? I’ve been holding my breathe from YEARS!

      • Thiazin Red

        A company that makes audio dramas called Big Finish does them. Besides the new season they’ve got ones set in all different time points on the show, so Tosh Owen and Ianto are in some. Then there are multi part series, one set between seasons 2 and 3 and a couple set at Torchwood 1. They have some stuff with David Tennant’s Doctor, River and any past Doctor you want more stories with.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Ah yes, the audio books. Okay, not as exciting, but at least there’s something. They could do it properly you know–anyone who’s seen John Barrowman on Arrow can see he’s still looking good….

          • Thiazin Red

            No, they’re audio dramas like old radio serials. The actual actors are all in them.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Ah, got it.

        • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

          They do other shows, too, like The Avengers, The Prisoner, Dark Shadows, Blake’s 7, etc.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      I just finished reading The Bone Clocks, by the dude that wrote Cloud Atlas. Go’damn that was a good read (altho the ending – eesh).

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Lies! Issa wants to rep the 50th district because they got better cars to steal over there!

  • WilbyToad

    Here are 5 pundits who danced around calling Trump a ‘racist’ for his ‘sh*thole countries’ remark
    by NOOR AL-SIBAI /RAWSTORY
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/here-are-5-pundits-who-danced-around-calling-trump-a-racist-for-his-shthole-countries-remark/

    WHAT THE FUK, CALL HIM A RACIST!!! IT’S SCREAMIN’ OBVIOUS!!!

    • amrak63

      [snark]Racists? What racists? There’s nobody here but us economically anxious Hard-Workin’ Amurkans![/snark]

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Lyly Sirivong

    Wildly OT : I already knew clothing sizes were all kinds of weird (for years, I wore M sized clothes but now, I wear S sized clothes even though I put on weight…).
    But it seems like you can’t even trust shoe sizes ! I’ve always worn size 6 shoes, but today I had to buy size 7 shoes. (And earlier, when I tried another pair, size 6 was perfect.) Go figure.

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      It is that time-space thing. As you grow older the density of the gravity waves hitting you increase and the warp factor cause unexpected compression in your molecular structures. Also, the Chinese ain’t good at consistency….

    • OutOfOrbit

      It’s all them Republican furrinors

    • aktlib101

      Not a big deal, shoe manufacturers have different molds, they can differ by 1 or even 1.5 numbers from one to the next. Not that unusual. Same with clothing. Maybe it is because of problems in the Chinese factories, heh

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I always try on the clothes and shoes, because they’re different in every company. I don’t even really bother with caring about the label anymore. Most shoes I’m a 7.5, but for my Timberland snow boots, I have to wear an 8. And as for “shoes,” I mean sneakers. The few “fancy” shoes I do have vary from 7-8. I actually sometimes buy boys’/young men’s T-shirts, because they wear longer and cover my rear end. In youth men’s I’m a small. In “women’s” and juniors’ I’m an M, or junior L — which is positively tiny. It’s ridiculous. They might as well just throw random alphabet letters on the tag or get rid of them. No two companies are really alike.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • That’s funny, as time passes my sizes keep getting bigger. How do you do that?

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      I run into this with dress shirts. Every different brand seems to have a different concept of what a 17 1/2 neck is. I have shirts that are all ostensibly the same size where one will be a little snug, the next will be comfortable, and the third will be loose.

    • Stulexington

      It’s because Trump found out Kim wears a bigger shoe so he had the sizes redone to make his shoe have a higher number than Kim’s.
      edit: god I hope that doesn’t turn out to be true.

    • Jon Sussex

      Fake sizing!

    • SpideySenser

      I have pants ranging from a woman’s size 2 to 8 and shoes from 6 to 8.5. There is no consistency what so ever. You just need to know which designer does what. Pain in the ass, it is.

  • Bill D. Burger

    The Fucking Moron’s ignorance, arrogance and absolute stupidity are mind boggling. The world is listening; it’s tragic, embarrasing and sad he’s the voice they hear.

    • Daniel

      Especially considering how horrible his voice sounds, even in spite of what he uses it to say.

      • jaspersdad

        I cannot stand the sound of his voice. It’s a mad scramble for the remote every time he appears on tv.

        • Stranded Devonian Lungfish

          I just scream until he stops talking.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368572-trump-i-have-a-very-good-relationship-with-kim-jong-un

    President Trump said in a new interview Thursday that he “probably” has a “very good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after expressing his willingness to enter talks with the country over its nuclear program.

    “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised.”

    https://media.giphy.com/media/xQz492gZVUoms/giphy.gif

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      WTF does that mean?

      • Bigly smart jesterpunk

        I have no idea, but he thinks everyone wants to be his friend.

        • The Wanderer

          “His only desire was to be liked. That’s an amiable quality in a spaniel – or a whore – but not, I think, in a Prime Minister.”

          — Francis Urquhart, House of Cards

    • Thiazin Red

      Did someone ask him who KJU was? Are we 100% sure he knows and isn’t just saying some random boiler plate language that exists in his brain?

      • Bigly smart jesterpunk

        They just let him ramble on.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        “I have a good relationship with Kim. Also too, Khloe and Kylie.”

  • Kakariki

    My boss is driving me insane today, even though he is thousands of miles away, across the international dateline even. So I need something to pick me up.
    https://youtu.be/CjxugyZCfuw

    • Blackest Noobs

      i kinda think that would make it worse, well for me it would….ha ha.

  • Apple Scruff

    He is officially invited to my fantasy dinner party as Guest of Fucken Honor.

    https://twitter.com/VicenteFoxQue/status/951586161931235328

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Apple Scruff

    Also, too… Ari Melber keeps says “s-hole” instead of “shithole” I guess because you can’t say “shit” on MSNBC. But now it just sounds like he is saying “asshole”.

    • Bill D. Burger

      ManO’Man! Phil Mudd didn’t hold back on CNN. It was SHITHOLE!!! (My parents came here from a SHITHOLE country….) over and over and a scorched earth takedown of Trump.

      Loved it! I have a new found profound respect for Mudd.

      • Victoria Ricola

        Phil Mudd is my everything right now.

      • Apple Scruff

        At least the headline on NBC.com reads “Shithole” in its whole, un-asteriked glory.

    • The Wanderer

      I’m from the hills of New Jersey.

    • proudgrampa

      You’re right. I’m listening now, and it DOES sound like he’s saying “asshole.”

  • Bill D. Burger

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal responds to Trump’s “shithole countries” remark to @AriMelber: “Smacks of blatant overt racism. The most odious and insidious racism masquerading, poorly, as immigration policy. And, I’ll be very blunt: The president doesn’t speak for me as an American.”

    • Courser_Resistance

      I just read the story in WashPo and he asked why we can’t get more people from nice countries like Norway, since he met the PM yesterday.

      No one in their right mind from any of the Nordic countries would come here, shithead. I’m among those leaving to get out of THIS SHITHOLE RIGHTHERE!

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

    yay! have another candidate forum tonight. at a public library this time. I love public libraries, but prefer venues which serve alcohol for candidate forums. I don’t think they’re doing all the Travis candidates and I hope the candidates are not speaking for 5 minutes a piece again. wish me luck!

  • msanthropesmr
  • WilbyToad
    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Native Americans probably considered the first English settlers to be immigrants from a shithole country- they didn’t bathe, were covered in lice and fleas, and couldn’t figure out how to feed themselves.

      • redarmyzombie

        Really, they should have just let them starve…

      • SpideySenser

        And all those gross & disgusting deadly diseases. Yeesh!

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Courser_Resistance

      Fuck I feel like that very morning.

  • aktlib101

    Putin is trolling Shithole Dotard:
    “Kim Jong Un ‘shrewd and mature’ leader, Putin says”
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/kim-jong-un-shrewd-and-mature-leader-putin-says/
    “Russian President Vladimir Putin paid North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a compliment on Thursday, calling him a “shrewd and mature politician” whose country had come out on top in its nuclear standoff with South Korea and the U.S.”

    That’s gotta sting !. When your daddy favors the other guy.

  • JaveyDay
    • Bill D. Burger

      A turd holding a shithole. Ironic!

  • Nounverb911

    Shithole Mar-a-Lago workers from Shitholistan to strike?
    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/951591008722194437

    • redarmyzombie

      Really, they should start taking his two scoops of ice cream and replace it with their shit…

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Only an idiot would piss off the people who prepare his food.

  • proudgrampa

    Better coming from a shithole than being a shitbag, Trump.

  • Sophia

    I just had to share this from my faceplace courtesy of snark from the Friendly Atheist. It made me snort

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/337fca93790c643318d226006eab6cab0f0beca7380b5f471c480198209d9c90.jpg

    • SDGeoff3

      Brilliant.

    • LucindathePook

      Well, Earthshoes kinda were, heel lower than toe part.

      • Sophia

        Wow, I had forgotten all about earth shoes

  • Nounverb911
    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Donnie’s fickle. Today you get to sit with him. Tomorrow, you get exiled.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Damnit, this is really screwing up the “Bill Kristol is Always Wrong” rule.

    • dshwa

      Goddamnit Bill Kristol! Stop making me agree with you!!

  • Bananas Foster

    I’m fairly certain Californians aren’t in the mood for carpetbagging Republican assholes.

    Maybe he should run in the new district.

    He could open up two seats for Democratic congresscritters.

    • Courser_Resistance

      GMTA

  • AJ Milne

    (Blinks at ‘shithole’…)

    Reason number 32,443,128 why you don’t elect your dumb-as-a-bag-of-hammers, senile racist asshole uncle president.

  • Apple Scruff

    Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ To Air Live After Donald Trump’s State Of The Union Address
    http://deadline.com/2018/01/stephen-colbert-donald-trump-live-late-show-state-of-union-adress-1202240339/

    As if this wasn’t enough, “Tommy Vitor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett, hosts of Pod Save America, as well as Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson of 2 Dope Queens, will join Colbert from the Ed Sullivan Theater.”

  • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

    Kevin Swanson: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Represents ‘The End Of Civilization As We Know It’

    On his radio show today, extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson declared that the new film “The Shape Of Water” represents “the end of civilization as we know it.”
    Swanson fumed that the film about a woman who falls in love with a mysterious sea creature is an explicit violation of Leviticus 20:15, which declares that “if a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.”

    Okay, didn’t Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah already do this?
    Also too, that verse specifies men. The ladies can get freaky all they want.

    “It’s hard to even describe what goes on” in the film, Swanson said, “but, of course, the death penalty crime of Leviticus 20:15 had to do with the absolute lowest, most depraved activity that humans have ever engaged in at all and it’s only the most depraved people in the world that even want to mention this stuff, let alone sit there and watch it for two and a half hours on the movie screen.”

    I should send Swanson an email explaining that if he fucks a unicorn stallion in the butt it will make his dick grow bigger, which is totally a real thing that really happens and not just something I made up to get laid. Believe me.

    “This is the end of culture,” Swanson said. “This is the end of civilization as we know it.”

    Mister, if that’s all it takes, it would’ve happened the first time Kirk had shore leave.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kevin-swanson-the-shape-of-water-represents-the-end-of-civilization-as-we-know-it/

    • The Wanderer

      “This is the end of civilization as we know it.”

      Good.

      • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

        About fucking time, wouldn’t you say?

        • The Wanderer

          Pretty much. The wheel needs to turn. I think I’ll start studying Mandarin after I retire in September.

          • redarmyzombie

            I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am 100% am looking forward to becoming a Morlock.

          • everstar

            I took a stab at it once and was quickly humbled by the realization of how much I’d relied on knowing Greek and Latin roots when studying Romance languages.

      • everstar

        Right? I went to a museum exhibit about del Toro’s work and inspirations and I don’t really think he’d be all that upset.

        • The Wanderer

          God help him if he finds a furry porn site.

    • Daniel

      He knows it’s fiction, right?

      • with that one, I’m really not sure. he has that David Koresh vibe.

      • SDGeoff3

        No. No he does not. If it’s on the teevee or in the movies, it’s real, and it’s happening right now in River City.

      • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

        It doesn’t matter if it’s fiction. It will still encourage people to have sex with mythical creatures.

        • Daniel

          Some of us don’t need encouragement.

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            *nods* Maybe just a little persuasion, but that’s all.

      • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

        The bible? No he thinks it’s God’s word. Can you believe that shit?

        OH … YOU MEANT THE OTHER THING

      • reynard61

        He’s a spokesman (basically) for a group that believes that snakes can talk, men can stop the orbit of the earth with the help of Divine intervention, water can be turned into wine, and Angels are interfertile with human women. Do the math…

        http://treasureislands.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/then-a-miracle-happens.gif

    • he also was gonna sit in cow manure in front of the church in case any of his children was ever gonna get gay married.

      gee, it’s almost as though he likes attention.

      • SDGeoff3

        And how has that worked out so far?

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      He never heard of Disney? O hai, look, they’re real

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f167f0b1b8e0117e6b6f8cc8b599cac0fe01b177ada47d8e87f732e54bfd865b.jpg

      …and that country seems pretty civilized if you ask me.

    • everstar

      Guillermo del Toro made two movies that were, in part, about the romantic relationship between a human woman and the literal antichrist, and now he’s crossed a line?

    • proudgrampa
      • SpideySenser

        Beat me by “this” much!

    • Shibusa

      I dunno. Once Florida is under water, it might be good to have somebody with gills and fins in the family tree.

    • Unclejeems

      Another example of a demagogue cherry-picking Bible verses to serve his own purposes. So he works up a mad about something, then finds a Bible verse to confirm his view. What he’s not saying is that, among others, Leviticus 20 also contains these proscriptions.

      A man caught in “adultery” with his neighbor’s wife–and the neighbor’s wife–are to be killed.

      The death penalty also goes for men who screw their father’s wives (I suppose they had plenty, though) and/or their daughters in law.

      Men who do a lady during her period are to be “cut off from their people.”

      Get mad an cuss at your mom or dad? You got the death penalty, right there.

      These are camp rules for an itinerant bronze-age tribe–hardly the law of a civilized society. And I doubt many of them were enforced, even 2500 years ago. So next time Kevin gets up on his high horse about the rules of Leviticus, maybe somebody should remind him of that time when he was 16 and cussed up a blue streak when his dad wouldn’t let him have the car. Bye, Kevin.

      Of course, since most of his flock are hardly Bible-literate, I doubt he ever gets called on his hypocrisy.

  • Nounverb911

    Another moran opens her shithole to speak…
    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/951594462215659520

    • Crank Tango

      Talk about a shithole count-
      no I shouldn’t say it.

      • h4rr4r

        You have a typo, that last word doesn’t have an o in it.

        • Crank Tango

          It doesn’t have an o anywhere, I imagine.

          • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

            Bitter Ann Coulter, the o-less count.

    • JaveyDay

      It’s the humanoid centipede of regurgitated shit from ass to mouth to ass to mouth for all eternity thank you lord amen.

    • Daniel

      Yesterday she was denouncing him. All it took to win her back was open racism.

      Also, too, something she could use to get attention.

    • Victoria Ricola
    • Blackest Noobs

      but there ought to be no respect for a shithole person like annie there.

    • everstar

      Funny, all I hear is meaningless noise.

    • Daniel

      I love that she thinks she’s being clever by using the terms “nation” and “country” incorrectly.

      • everstar

        If she gets any sharper we’ll have to put a protective cover on her.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Glad to see she’s back on board. It was touch and go for a few seconds when she thought Trump wasn’t being racist enough.

    • OrdinaryJoe

      And I’m betting she is woman who really know about shitholes.

    • Fartknocker

      Ann, a few travel companions on Delta late last year thought your were a shithead, which is actually worse than a shithole, because we all have a shithole, you shit-fer-brains.

  • Bill D. Burger

    All the honorable and noble Republicans rush forward to condemn Trump’s remark….
    tap..tap…any moment now….soon….Are they coming? ….In a minute….I’m sure….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8E_zMLCRNg

    • Stulexington

      Can we at least get half the outrage from the Democrats that Republicans spewed over the coffee salute thing … and the news to cover it?

      • mancityRed6

        tan suit outrage with feet on the desk outrage or nothing.

    • The Wanderer

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Bill D. Burger

    If you must post “it’s” picture, use this one:
    Thanks in advance:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTSzV9sWsAAUguA.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Lyly Sirivong

    Highway to the blergh blergh blergh
    I’ll take you toooo the danger zooooone
    Lalalalalala !!!!
    Nieew nieew nieew !!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wEURyjB3Lc

  • Nounverb911
    • AJ Milne

      For serious, Donald, there’s very, very little more pathetic than a sore winner.

      • Mike Minden

        Amen. Been saying this about Trumpy and worshipers ever since the election.

    • Doug Langley

      My god, the way she smiled during the swearing in. She deserved an Oscar.

    • grindstone

      They’re just ever so pissed she won’t rise to the constant baiting.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    Every time I see that photo of Issa my brain starts saying “yanhh yanh” in this voice that’s sort of Edward G. Robinson but more goyishe-waspy.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • CW

    The Donald only gets his wives from non-shithole countries like the Socialist Republic of Slovenia.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    If you’re going to import something from Norway…

    https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/951595557654548480

  • La forza del resistino

    Donald sees the world as a Monopoly board game. Baltic Ave is a shithole and Boardwalk is prime. Oh wait, did I bankrupt Boardwalk? Let’s go with Park Pl instead.

  • Mike Minden

    Donald Trump. Anchor baby for an immigrant mother. Traded sex for a green card with two women. Four of his five (known) children are the spawn of immigrants. Believes this makes him an expert on the evils of immigration.

    OK, he might actually have a point there. When he deports Ivana, Melonoma, and their descendents, I will start to believe his beliefs are sincere and not racist pandering to the worst of America.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      He wasn’t the anchor baby, his big brother was. And, I believe, his dad.

      • Mike Minden

        Alternative facts. ;}

  • mrFawkes

    I can see Roy Moore and Charlie Daniels co-hosting some Sirius radio channel called “Shit County”

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
    • OutOfOrbit

      It will take TIME for Mueller to knit a perfect net

    • Stulexington

      You know it must be like water torture for at least some of the Republicans in congress. Every leak, every asshole morning tweet. Their lack of spine allows them to absorb the impacts but it still must be wearing on them.

  • TJ Barke

    I hate to break this to Donnie and Republicans everywhere, but America qualifies in many areas as a shithole country, largely thanks to their policies and ideology.

    • dshwa

      Didn’t the UN just say parts of Alabama and the South were as bad as a third world country in terms of poverty?

      • The Wanderer

        Yup.

      • everstar

        I seem to recall reading in an article about the monitor that was sent here being absolutely shocked by the conditions of the homeless and poor.

      • (((Sedagive)))

        Whenever I’ve seen Americans living in third world conditions (corrugated tin shacks, no electricity, no plumbing, dirt roads) I’ve always referred to it as “Southern poverty” no matter where it is.

        The GOP is doing its damnedest to force that on the rest of the nation. They might yet succeed.

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          Q: what’s the matter with America

          A: Kansas

          • (((Sedagive)))

            I’ve never been to Kansas, but the last time I drove through Louisiana I thought I might have been several countries further south.

      • Querolous

        The Ressies are as bad or worse.

    • The Wanderer

      Kansas, large swathes of Appalachia, etc.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Oh, you’ve been to Missouri, then.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      One of the third world countries Heifer International provides livestock to is West Virginia.

    • House0fTheBlueLights
  • Bananas Foster

    The unpresidential twitter farts over the next day should be epic.

    Let’s hope he doesn’t start a war with NK “Wag the Dog” style.

    I hate that I think that is something that could actually happen.

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      He thinks Kim Jung Un is his best friend now.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Until someone says something awful about Kim. He has the memory of a goldfish.

  • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

    And in breath of fresh air news, this happened in a normal country, which I guess is now also too a shithole country because Not America.

    <A href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/trudeau-pro-choice&quot;“Women have fought for generations for the right to control their own bodies”:Trudeau says anti-abortion groups are “not in line” with Canadian society

    Let’s go to the scoreboard for this installment of the Never Stop Winning Olympics.

    Canada 371,432,576,895
    America 0

    Well, maybe the Americans will have an opportunity to catch up in the second half…

  • mrFawkes
    • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

      The kid’s gonna be all right.

  • Martini A, very stable genius
    • JaveyDay

      There will be LASERS and ALLIGATOR PITS

      • Doug Langley

        And force fields and plasma rifles.

      • Cock Blockula

        And sharks with Frikkin Laser Beams!

        • JaveyDay

          NO. The sharks would fight the alligators. We don’t want that.

    • Left Coast Tom

      So now we can discuss the “metaphorical wall” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i04wcSAgJmY

    • Carpe Vagenda

      What is up with her hands?

  • msanthropesmr
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Beany looks sad that we have a shithole president.

      We hear ya Beany, we’re all in the same boat…

    • janecita

      How is Benny doing?

      • msanthropesmr

        Great! His medicine made him a little incontinent, so we don’t have a rug right now, but the vet said he’s looking great!

        • janecita

          Awesome!

    • Rick Hill

      Beeeeans…a dog of constant sorrow….

    • Tiffany de Houston

      What a sweet, sweet face! I’m glad he’s doing better.

  • CW

    Half my ancestors came here from shithole countries, because the other half were the land barons that made them shitholes to begin with.

    • Left Coast Tom

      England was a “shithole country” when my grandfather left the Wigan coal mines for the US.

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      And mine were too religiously nutty for even the Swiss to put up with them.

    • SpideySenser

      Descendant of Irish Famine refugees, here. Fucking Brits fucking didn’t do a fucking thing to assist “their subjects”.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

    Darrell Issa asks for a vote:

    https://youtu.be/Shk8HawnCTs

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

      Needs moar nanoseconds.

      • Querolous

        Planck time.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      you spelled femtoseconds wrong

  • proudgrampa

    “Immigrants From Shithole Countries” is the name of my new Latin Jazz Fusion garage band.

  • JaveyDay
  • aktlib101

    Religious Polish government has lost its mind, maybe they can hire Roy Moore as consultant. America, look what religion does when mixed with politics:
    “Polish MPs back even tougher restrictions on abortion”
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/11/polish-mps-reject-liberalised-abortion-laws-but-back-new-restrictions

    “Poland already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe, with terminations permitted only when the life of the foetus is under threat, when there is a grave threat to the health of the mother, or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.

    If enacted, the “stop abortion” bill – a so-called citizens’ initiative proposed by hardline conservative groups – would outlaw abortions carried out because of a congenital disorder of the foetus.”

    ” It is estimated that tens of thousands of illegal terminations occur in Poland each year, and many Polish women seeking abortions also go abroad, or order abortion pills online.”

    Well, of course. Plus, they are in Europe, easy to get to another country and have the procedure.
    Religious wingnuts, shitbrains there and shitbrains here

    • Stulexington

      Well, easy for the non poors to get to another country.

      • h4rr4r

        Train tickets are pretty cheap. Americans often don’t know what it is like to have a functional public transportation infrastructure.

        Indeed more of a burden for the poor, but not as bad as some of our states.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      So trying to go back to being a shithole country 3 of my grandparents left.

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      Seems it’s about time to declare “hardline conservative principles” to be a “congenital disorder of the foetus.”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      It’s not just religious cons, unfortunately. There’s a devil’s bargain horseshoe-theory agreement happening between religious cons and so-called “disability diversity” groups, who help draft these bills or lend their support to them because they don’t like women having the right to terminate in cases of Down syndrome. In the U.S. they go full-throttle using that meme about Margaret Sanger being a eugenicist as justification. In countries like Poland, obviously there’s an additional layer of Holocaust symbolism being exploited as a wedge against reproductive medicine. Groups like this have been responsible for sabotaging or watering down right-to-die bills in everywhere from Massachusetts to California to Canada. They are actually trying to stop scientists from finding out the genetic causes of everything from deafness to congenital heart defects, and especially mental health and other brain disorders, because they equate it with a “war against the weak.” Apparently they must have missed the headlines where Republicans basically got the Capitol Hill brownshirt “security forces” to pull a Klinghoffer on wheelchair-bound protesters trying to stop the draconian “healthcare” bill. Instead they side with people like this and with Kasich, who signed off on a similar bill in Ohio blocking Down syndrome abortions.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
  • aktlib101

    There is just so much shit going around this evening on the interwebs. Wonder why…

    • proudgrampa

      Monkeys flinging poo?

  • Arpaio is on with Ari Melber right now. He seems nice.

    • roberteye

      I’m watching it on DVR. Arpaio and Roy Moore are never seen at the same time. HMMMMM!

    • proudgrampa

      Shitheel from a shithole state.

      Oh, alright. AZ is NOT a shithole state.

  • Bill D. Burger

    We only want classy white people coming here…..like the increasing numbers of “birth tourists” from Russia who are staying at his resort properties.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTSoPJ_X4AEJ3QI.jpg

  • Baconzgood

    I got a book from the library today…actually 7 books because I’m a nerd. But the one I started on said this after the title page.

    “No man can struggle with advantage against the spirit of his age and country, and however powerful a man may be, it is hard for him to make his contemporaries share feelings and ideas which run counter to general run of their hopes and desires

    -Alexis De Tocqurville-

    • Me not sure
      • Baconzgood

        If you are going to “stamp” my nerd card you NEED to know Kirk smacks Picard’s ass.

        If you don’t agree to that…well you have no right to stamp my nerd card.

        And don’t even get into DC vs Marvell.

        Because DC rocks.

        • Me not sure

          On second thought, I’m afraid you won’t be able to enter Nerdlandia, sir. President Xavier Picard’s orders.

        • Meccalopolis

          I’m with ya on Kirk

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
  • Rick Hill
    • Doug Langley

      I only smoke lasagna.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef54001ad0a1b1ea5fba71f5088575f0056cd4d2a79c73523daf11524509edcc.jpg

    Uncle Sam’s Boarding House

    An Irishman confronts Uncle Sam in a boarding house filled with laborers and immigrants attempting to sleep.

  • roberteye

    Wasn’t Osoff in Georgia earlier this year creamed because he lived outside of his district to help his gf get to school?

    • Left Coast Tom

      By “creamed” you mean “barely lost”?

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        …and in a state that “mysteriously” wiped the hard drives of their voting machines when the prospect of a challenge was going to be made…

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Ossoff raised more than $24 million to Handel’s $4.5 million, so Republicans had to pour in $18.2 million in dark money to hold Newt Gingrich’s district, one of the fattest piggies on the federal teat, for two years.

      And that was back when people were still listening to Bernie.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • JaveyDay

    How many dumps will be taken on Donnie’s grave after he finally prolapses off this mortal shithole?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • mancityRed6

    re: the shithole comment.
    of course the base over at brainfart are eating it up. you knew they would.
    then we get a little bit of honesty from someone with an very dishonest username:

    Rational Thinker • a few seconds ago
    Libs are sooooooooo triggered!!!!

    it’s a giant trolling party. they don’t care what the argument is or how anything will affect their lives, just so long as someone whose politics they might not agree with is upset about it. taxes, health care, the environment…whatever. they do not see the consequences of the thing that they now support, just so long as it’s against the others.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Oren Hatch needs ‘more information’ on the shithole remark before he can comment.

    I’m actually laughing because I hate that old crusty POS Kolobian so much….

    As always, Hatch is a profile in courage.

    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/951597117008736256

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Hatch suddenly forget English?

      • Left Coast Tom

        It became inconvenient for him to remember English.

    • BMW

      He means “black,” Orrin. Black countries. Blackity, blackity black.

    • Mike Minden

      If he is retiring, why is he so terrified of confronting Trumpy? What does he have to lose?

    • nightmoth

      Lindsey Graham is also keeping his mouth shut. Why, I don’t know. He IS from the cradle of the Confederacy, after all.

      • OutOfOrbit

        You mean his facial shithole

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      He meant countries that Black people come from. Is that detailed enough for you?

    • bbayliss

      Here’s my email to Orrin:
      Hatch says he wants a “more detailed explanation” of what Trump meant by “shithole countries”,
      OK Orrin, I’ll explain it to ya;
      BLACK PEOPLE live in HaitI, and according to the president, all have aids.
      And BLACK PEOPLE live in Africa, in huts, he says.
      He’s a racist asshole. period. But then you belong to the party that thought the Southern Strategy was a good idea, remember that, the Southern Strategy? Lee Atwater? remember:

      You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

  • ManchuCandidate

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b6/60/e7/b660e7ade75588af702a349dc724e1d8.jpg
    Meet the F-52. Trump’s made up newest fighter that US Amercia sold to Norway.

    • gallbladder

      She’s a beauty!

      • Stulexington

        But seriously, why is there gold trim everywhere?

        • h4rr4r

          Trump

        • everstar

          They can’t see you coming if you blind them with the glare off your jet!

    • JaveyDay

      I hear there’s an experimental super secret stealth version called the F-U2. Trump would make a great test pilot.

      • Stulexington

        I understand it’s skydick drawing potential is beyond that of every other jet ever made.

      • Bub, the like, cynical zombie

        They’d need a three foot shoehorn and a couple of gallons of Vaseline to squeeze his fat ass into the cockpit.

        • JaveyDay

          He’ll be riding in the bomb bay and will be deployed for a critical first strike.

    • Me not sure

      Ahhh, …the formidable F-52 Paper Tiger.

      • gallbladder

        I wonder if it’s capable of rapid-firing paper clips? Devastating.

        • Me not sure

          The Chinese are working on a stealth shredder.

      • Doug Langley

        The afterburner can get it to astonishing speeds. Downside is you can only use it once.

  • La forza del resistino

    Nikki Haley’s next UN appearance before 50 shithole countries will be popcorn worthy.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Stulexington

      There we go!

  • Bill D. Burger
    • JaveyDay

      I would have gone with “he has shit for holes.”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Someone’s a lurker at Wonkette, lol.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Parakeetist

    Cute birdie. We need some cute.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZgEaP_3MNM

  • Stable Genius Demme

    Time for the Dem electeds to follow DiFi’s(!) example and KICK SOME GOP ASS!!!

  • goonemeritus

    Last night my wife said she would pick up our favorites from the local high end Chinese restaurant on her way home from work. When I got home instead of twice fried pork I was told we would be having vegetable broth with beet noodles. Both sides do it.

  • Jonny On Maui
    • h4rr4r

      I am no fan of ULA, Russian rocket motors sold to the tax payer at crazy prices.

    • data_ninja

      The next shuttle will be built after several successful bake sales.

      • h4rr4r

        It will never be built. The SLS, senate launch system, will never get anywhere.

        SpaceX and Blue Origin are our only hopes.

        • Doug Langley

          Hate to break it to you, but even private companies can’t make it without government moolah:

          https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/did-spacex-just-lose-secret-u-s-spy-satellite-n836081

          • h4rr4r

            A secret launch was lost, yeah sure.

            The government buys toilet paper too. This is no different.

            I wish NASA could do this, but that dream died a long time ago. Before the first shuttle was built

        • data_ninja

          I hope your’e wrong, because I extremely dislike that outcome.

          • h4rr4r

            I rather have that then the SLS. The SLS is nothing but crony capitalism.

            The whole thing is just welfare for Shuttle parts companies.

  • Bill D. Burger

    His low/no info depraved ‘base’ is cheering loudly tonight….and he knows it.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTTBZPCVoAAQmDW.jpg

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    Hey gang. Did I miss anything while I was away?

    • Parakeetist

      The president’s a racist asshole. So, no.

      • Bigly smart jesterpunk

        So a day since January 20,2017 ending in a Y?

        • h4rr4r

          A few decades late on that I think.

          • Bigly smart jesterpunk

            Yeah but before that he was just a failed businessman and a reality tv “star”.

          • h4rr4r

            A racist one. He had to settle a case about not renting to blah people.

          • Bigly smart jesterpunk

            True

        • Parakeetist

          Yup

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Donnie thinks he’s buddies with Kim Jong-un now.

      • Doug Langley

        While Vlad’s bragging about how Kim’s pulled a fast one on Two Scoops.

  • WilbyToad

    Pro-Trump fringe media figures are mocking Oprah’s childhood sexual assault

    InfoWars Alex Jones and former VICE co-founder and “Proud Boys” leader Gavin McInnes have taken to smearing Oprah Winfrey for being “promiscuous” and having been raped as a child by a family member amid speculation that she may run against President Donald Trump in 2020.

    by NOOR AL-SIBAI / RAWSTORY
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/pro-trump-fringe-media-figures-are-mocking-oprahs-childhood-sexual-assault/

    Totally aside from her potential candidacy, this is some serious sick shit.

  • Swampgas_Man

    Finally saw that darn Star Wars movie, and G o o o o dDAMN is it long. No spoilers, but I counted at least THREE false climaxes, when you think the movie is finally over but it isn’t.

    • amrak63

      Melania: “THREE false climaxes? Amateurs! I do twice that number every time I fuck Donald!”

      When they go low, I go lower. ;)

      • h4rr4r

        Not possible. You can’t fake six orgasms in 90 seconds.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Reximus
  • bluicebank

    In unrelated news (or is it?): California GOP House members looking over their shoulders, …

    “Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, [the 42nd, me olden stomping grounds] re-emphasized his plans Thursday, Jan. 11,
    to seek re-election in his western Riverside County district.” — Riverside PE
    https://www.pe.com/2018/01/11/yes-rep-ken-calvert-is-running-for-re-election-in-2018/

    “Calvert’s district voted for Donald Trump. Nonpartisan political forecasters consider his seat to be safe for Republicans.

    “Three Democrats and an independent have filed paperwork to run against Calvert in 2018.”

    Hey man, we’re dying out here in the fucking 8th, right next door to the 42nd, the 50th, the 8th represented by Paul Cook (R-Lizardville). True, some Dems have bellied up to the bar for the 2018 wave election in the high desert, but jazus, where’s the PR? Work the local press (that would be The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, owned by Gannett — flagship USA Today — which went all F Trump in a recent editorial, … so I can tell you as a former copy desker back when, if USA Today gets its hate on like they did, sure as shit rises the DSun will usher your liberal ass into the big room that has a stone slab of a table fit for Mayan sacrifices. Talk a good enough game, and you get to use the publisher’s bathroom that has gold-plated handles. DO NOT sit on the fake llamas in the reception area. Total off limits.

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    It’s not like Americans have been normalized to accept racism against Central Americans.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc385e5d984e76c00bb539aa8a79e812bfeca73ad97b3719263504aee10cd51c.jpg

    • h4rr4r

      I have never been in one of those stores and I never will. I cannot understand why anyone would name a store that.

  • Bill D. Burger

    America’s shithole needs to be wiped clean:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTS50Z2VMAE6x9W.jpg

  • Bananas Foster

    There are all these recent articles asking, “Is watching the news bad for your health?”

    As a mental health professional, I can tell you that if you if are an average Wonkette reader, watching the news is probably bad for your health right now.

    But you suffocate if you stick your head in the sand.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Well since we’re not getting out of this thing called “life” alive, might as well just fight with the devil and go down swinging eh what?

      • Bananas Foster

        Absolutely!

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Forget weed.

      Legalize hemlock.

      • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

        It is

    • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

      The actual news is bad for your health. Like, the events that are occurring are bad for us. Hearing about said events is a drop in the bucket, IMO.

      • Bananas Foster

        Of course those who experience the events actually happening go through hell.

        But, even experiencing the news of this shit has a huge psychological toll.

        PTSD survivors are not only categorized as those who experienced traumatic events but also those who witnessed them.

        That is of course, those who witnessed it first hand, but it says something about what the constant news stream means.

        I see with my clients every day.

  • Bill D. Burger
  • amrak63

    If Republicans don’t like shithole countries, why are they trying to turn this country into one?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • nightmoth

    “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump told lawmakers on Thursday. The remark was reportedly in reference to people from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
    I had to read it twice, but now, after this, NOTHING this crass, contemptible, corrupt human being says or does will surprise me. We cannot rid ourselves of this pestilence soon enough. Mr. Mueller, is there ANYTHING I can do to help you?

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Bill D. Burger
  • WeaselPoo

    Listen up White House Press Corps….if really want to be regarded as real journalists, now’s your chance:
    Tomorrow every question should include the word shithole. Get Sarah Hbee Sanders to SAY “shithole” . Nowwww……GO!

  • everstar

    Trump is just a massive tapeworm in the colon of our democracy.

    • TJ Barke

      If only we had some ivermectin.

      • everstar

        ivotermectin.

    • Miles Monroe

      (Obligatory) INTESTINAL PARASITE LIBELZ !!!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Nounverb911
    • nightmoth

      Well, THAT photo should come with a brain bleach warning!

  • gallbladder

    Has #shithole started trending yet?

  • Raan

    When in doubt, cook it doucement, at a medium pace.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Okay, he can do the “I Told You So” dance.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Whatever you do, don’t look into its eyes. Its dead, soulless, creepy eyes.

      • Opalescent Riddles

        Those aren’t eyes. They are spherical image sensors.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          He’d actually be *less* creepy if he was just some humanoid bot.

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I hate self-loathing Jewish Nazis. They’re the worst kind.

    • Meccalopolis

      Repellent creature

  • proudgrampa

    Mathews is calling it “Blank hole countries.” MSNBC has a complex about shit, I guess.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Speaking of rope in the house of the hanged.

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      And yet, they keep Chuck Todd on the air.

      • proudgrampa

        I know, right?

    • Mike Minden

      Are you sure it wasn’t “Black Hole Countries?” That would at least be honest about what Trumpy meant.

    • therblig

      you’re a blankhead, tweety

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Darkly hilarious to see Jeff Flake and other credulous simpletons like him peeing on themselves and gushing about how “reasonable” Trump was in their immigration meeting yesterday, too lackwitted to understand they were being used as stage props in a dog and pony show to refute the characterization of Trump in “Fire And Fury” of being a disconnected and disinterested imbecile. And of course they fell for it, then crowded around Trump on all fours begging, for a treat. How’s that “principled conservatism” working for you Jeff, you gelatinous shill?

    • DrBigHead

      I continued to be impressed by the adjectives you select for Jeff Flake. “Gelatinous shill” is especially good.

    • Doug Langley

      Hey! Are you racist against gelatinous?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FCC7rv61ZI

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        There’s always room for gelatinous.

    • Stable Genius Demme

      And now we have the “shithole” remark to kiss his supporter’s butts and give THEM a treat.
      What a lovely country we have!
      I’m so proud!

  • gallbladder

    I wonder if Poot Lips will be holding a presser tomorrow…

  • Bill D. Burger
  • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

    Nice mouth Donny. You frenchkiss your daughter with that mouth!?

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Freedomkiss.

  • mrFawkes

    The Trump Statute of Liberty

    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me
    Unless they are from shithole countries.

  • BMW

    Dear Tom Arnold,

    You still got that Apprentice outtakes video? Because now’s the time, homie.

    Signed,

    everybody

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      I’d rather see that than the Roseanne reboot…

    • TootsStansbury

      It would only make him more popular with his base. Who really are fucking base.

      • BMW

        Fuck his base. It’s those voters *still* in denial about his racism that need a wake up call.

  • Nounverb911
  • Bill D. Burger

    Lady Liberty: “He said what?”

    https://localtvwtvr.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/7llpxj1.gif

    (*Sorry Wendy…but the moment was right.)

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler
  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Maybe when Trump starts using the “n” word publicly and calling Latinos “spics”, the light will finally come on for the Orrin Hatches of the world. Except they’ll applaud him for “saying what he thinks” and “shaking things up in Washington”.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Deplorable Trumpanzees and the GOP enablers: “He’s not politically correct. We like that.”

    • Victoria Ricola

      Locker room talk.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        He’s new at this. Give him time.

        • gallbladder

          Who’d have thought tact, sensitivity, discretion, etc. was so complicated?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I don’t think these words appear in the Trump Annotated Dictionary.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            Too many syllables.

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            MODERN-DAY PRESIDENTIAL!!!

        • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

          “Plus, we really need to just forget about all these distractions and get back to talking about what’s really important: tax cuts.”

          -Paul “Port-a-John Galt” Ryan

    • A Monkfish in Anemone

      It’s just good ole boys havin some fun.

  • everstar

    Truly, we are being trickled down upon.

  • gallbladder

    Hey Donnie: that “beauty” the BBC picked up on your bullshit. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42656433

    This’ll do WONDERS for your ratings!

  • coozledad

    The White House says its racist remarks will resonate with its base.

    The White House and its base, all Republicans, are a cancer. This country can’t support their existence any longer and survive.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      They really are revealing their true selves. Dogwhistles are SO 2012.

    • h4rr4r

      They aren’t wrong.

    • Stable Genius Demme

      Yes it will resonate with his fuckin’ base.
      I’m so tired of them!
      Fuck ’em.

      • starfanglednut

        They’ll get theirs. No health insurance, shitty wages with no worker protections, superfund sites in their back yards…

        But by the time they figure out what happened, it’ll be too late for the rest of us.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      One might say they are deplorable.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    Are you sure Chris? Really sure? Wouldn’t want you to go out on a limb or anything.

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/951606982938628096

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      Trump “hold my beer”

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Hold my Diet Coke*

      • h4rr4r

        Diet coke, you meant.

      • Miles Monroe

        … “hold my beer cheeseburger.”

        FIFY

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      “…and here’s why Hillary has some explaining to do”

    • Jimh

      HE JUST SAYS WHAT WERE ALL THINKING, RIGHT?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Almost as bad as Hillary leaving a lousy tip? Dear God!

    • willi0000000

      there is no bottom . . . just more down!

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Insightful as always, CC.

    • TootsStansbury

      There is no rock bottom until many people die you clueless, enabling, twit.

  • Nounverb911
  • Bananas Foster

    The really striking thing is the Trump is so fucking really actually low IQ stupid that he doesn’t realize that anything remotely controversial he says at this point will be immediately leaked.

    Trump said this TODAY.

    That’s not a leak, that’s a river that you don’t realize you’re actually stepping in because you’re fucking stupid so you drown.

    • Stable Genius Demme

      That’s not a river.
      It’s diarrhea.

  • BMW

    I feel like someone should explain for people who can’t quite crack Trump’s code:
    Norway is mostly white people, but Haiti and Africa are mostly black people.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      But.. but… SOCIALIST HELLHOLE!!!

  • Bill D. Burger
  • JaveyDay
    • Parakeetist

      Did not need to see that

      • JaveyDay

        My humblest most sincerely bigly apologies.

        • Parakeetist

          K thx

    • starfanglednut

      God, Melania looks miserable. Absolutely haunted.

  • Count Awesome

    Fuck Issa for enabling the Governator. I’m still pissed off about that one.

    • Seek

      Go watch the speech where he acknowledges he isn’t going to run against Ahnuld even though he spent his own money to get Davis kicked out. He cries and he cries and it is GLORIOUS! Fucking asshole

  • Bill D. Burger

    Phil Mudd’s response was epic.
    He gets my ‘hero award’ today. Kudos Phil!

    https://twitter.com/LawyerRogelio/status/951606080446091264

    • grindstone

      Nice!

    • Impatient

      How much lower? An entire Republican congressional leadership, who will ignore anything he says or does, because he’s still ‘Their Autopen.’

  • Nounverb911
    • NotReallyHere

      Does that mean I’m an angel??

      • Sophia

        We are all angels

      • starfanglednut

        Indeed you are.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
    • JaveyDay

      Aww kittea

    • TootsStansbury

      Dawwwww dere do bad.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “I don’t know what ‘not done steeping’ means, it’s on the end of a string, that makes it mine!”

    • Me not sure

      If it moves, one of them will kill it.

    • Sophia

      Not a tea drinker. If they do coffee I’ll take one.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    I guess the apparent odds of Duncan Hunter bursting into flames “accidentally” just went up dramatically.

  • Bananas Foster

    My ancestors came over from Ireland.

    When many in America thought of it as the shithole country.

    Fuck Trump.

    • So did some of mine, and to be honest, they were right. It was a shithole, which is why they left.

      • Bananas Foster

        And your point?

        They left. They got to come.

  • Bill D. Burger

    It speaks volumes when you look at a fake tweet like this and have to wait a moment to realize that, because it rings true and seems real.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTTDo4gVoAA-8W6.jpg

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I can tell it’s fake because he doesn’t use fancy words like checkmate.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Too coherent to be real.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      More like a horse’s ass. Orange is the new black same old white.

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

    Ghost of Nixon lives. From the Department of Old White Mens’ Unreconstructed Racist Views:

    “The Jews have certain traits,” he said. “The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.”

    Nixon continued: “The Italians, of course, those people course don’t have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but,” and his voice trailed off. A moment later, Nixon returned to Jews: “The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9dfb8e88bb3c130d78b25e82fc1ba7b2faaba1b04b204827bd3745569e04f0f.jpg Same asshole president, different century.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/us/politics/11nixon.html

    • Latverian Diplomat

      “The Italians are wizards in the kitchen…spaghetti, pizza…genius. The Irish…corn beef and cabbage gives me gas…and the Jews, I mean, what even is kishka?”

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      AROOOO!

  • alpacapunchbowl

    I can tell my Haitian colleague is pissed, but he’s taking this much better than I am. But after all, he’s Haitian. No matter how accomplished he is (and he is, this is a side gig for him), he’s been dealing with this type of revolting trash his whole life.

    • Meccalopolis

      I’m really hoping my Haitian and West African students don’t have to hear about this.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Well, hope does spring eternal. I don’t know how old your students are, but I don’t envy you having to deal with this.

  • Nounverb911
  • Reximus

    Need to start a “Skip the SOTU, or get primaried” twitter campaign

    • Unless you’re hauling a sack of semi-rotten veg for hurling purposes

      • Beelzebubba

        Or are planning to yell “YOU LIE!” every time he lies. (Bring throat lozenges.)

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      No, lets worry about taking back congress in 2018 instead of threatening to primary people.

      • Bananas Foster

        THIS! SO MUCH THIS!

      • alpacapunchbowl

        THIS.
        Though I would LOVE to see the Dems just not show up. All those empty seats would drive him MENTAL.

        • Bigly smart jesterpunk

          If they dont show up every network in existence will run stories about why they should have showed up. Show up and either turn around when he talks or wear black and just sit there.

  • WilbyToad

    Fox News tries to downplay Trump’s ‘sh*thole’ racism: ‘There are so many more offensive things in the world’

    “This doesn’t move the needle at all,” Jesse B. Waters, host of The Five, said. “This is who Trump is. He doesn’t care. He shoots from the hip.”

    by NOOR AL-SIBAI / RAWSTORY
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/fox-news-tries-to-downplay-trumps-shthole-racism-there-are-so-many-more-offensive-things-in-the-world/

    Trump set the bar: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

    FOX loves degrading America.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      The “starving kids in Africa” defense? REALLY?

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        As per below, like they give a fuck about starving kids in Africa.

        • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

          They don’t even give a fuck about starving kids in the US.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Right…the old “what about all the murders in Chicago” ploy again. Like they give a fuck about young black men dying in Chicago.

    • amrak63

      I suspect some do it for money only, but most of them also love it.

    • nightmoth

      At this point, there’s nothing I can say about Rupert Murdoch that won’t get me banhammered, so I’ll just think it quietly.

    • La forza del resistino

      Donald goes overseas to Davos. Hope he has Dubya’s reflexes to dodge an in flight shoe.

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

        Hope it’s a size 16 vote.

        • La forza del resistino

          steel toes too.

        • Raan

          May Switzerland’s Shaquille O’Neil act like Trump is a roach.

      • Me not sure

        He seemingly can’t even get out of his own way.

        • Beelzebubba

          And here we were so certain that it was impossible for him to step on his own dick.

      • TootsStansbury

        Who was the James Bond villain with the hat?

      • Querolous
    • BMW

      Once again, there’s nothing quite like a bunch of media figures telling us how someone powerful singling out black people as being less worthy of something than a group of white people isn’t at all racist.

    • Me not sure

      When shooting from the hip it is wise to remove the gun from its holster.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        Why stop him from shooting his dick off???

        • TootsStansbury

          That works much better. One can’t step on one’s own dick if one has shot himself in the foot.

        • Me not sure

          Well, I did say wise.

    • Raan

      Yeah, like holding kids hostage who never chose to come here in exchange for your stupid fucking wall.

      Or not giving health insurance to children.

      Or making average people pay for tax cuts for the super rich.

    • Beelzebubba

      So Fucks Gnus will criticize Trump when there is nothing more offensive in the world?
      Talk about a low bar: this one is securely embedded in the lowest floor of Hell itself.

    • OneYieldRegular

      “This is who Trump is. He doesn’t care.”

      I could not have said it better myself.

  • Chyron HR

    “They’re not deplorable. They’re not racist.” – Bernard S., Burlington, VT

  • Reality check, Donnie. You know the place that was considered to be the filthiest, most disease ridden, backwards place in Europe for centuries? Scotland, which, as I recall, your mother came from. I’m sure she was grateful to leave that shithole.

  • Bigly smart jesterpunk
    • YoBunnyBunny

      All the squee… you can haz it.

    • Blackest Noobs

      side-kitty-note:
      when i get home from work and my girl kitty is outside, she immediately wants to jump in my car, she purrs up a fucking storm, investigating every area in the car.

      i am convince i could harness train her and take her out for a ride and then a park. she might be game for the car ride not in a cat_box but dunno if she would be all about the leash.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        A friend of mine dated a guy who took his kitty for walks in the park on a leash. It was adorable!

        • Blackest Noobs

          we tried putting a harness on her when she was a kitten, and she houdini outha it, and took off into the woods…she eventually came back, and she will walk along with me or come when i call her…so i dunno…we might try it again…cuz i think she would dig a road trip and then checking out a new recreational park.

          the boy kitty on the other hand does not like the car or my truck or my wife’s car. once when i was cleaning out my car and he was outside, i tried putting him in the car, he just cried and cried until i let him out, the door was open but i had to physically carry him out of the car.

          he is obviously the Trump of our family, you know, the whiny baby.

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      My kittehs are taking a car ride tomorrow!

  • altleftjohn

    Welcome to the Third World, red staters.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CA6A3ZlGlH8

    • Count Awesome

      The third world but without the sweatshop jobs.

      • altleftjohn

        Or the upward mobility.

      • Call centers. Basically sweatshops

    • Blackest Noobs

      however Russian women with lottsa money can stay in Trump resorts in Florida and have their babies in the US so said babies can have citizenship in the U.S.

    • Impatient

      Federal study, 10 or 20 years back, found that the loss of rural Ob/Gyn providers because of malpractice costs is … surprise, surprise … Republican bullshit.

      Turns out that Ob/Gyns choose not to practice in rural areas because their workload would be so extreme, there is no backup or relief, and they can never take a vacation day. But sounds like they’ve found a solution: Get rid of that one tired provider. Then that doc won’t complain at all!

  • Wookie Monster

    Trump is selling imaginary planes to Norway. Carrier is laying off people again. Walmart is closing stores. Are we great again yet?

    • Count Awesome

      No, but Frosted Flakes still are.

    • Blackest Noobs

      WINNING.

      SO MUCH FUCKING WINNING.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      As long as he doesn’t sell the BFG-9000. That would destabilize conflict zones.

    • Bananas Foster

      Can we just declare Bezos emperor and take a nap?

      /s

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Tyson/Musk 2020. Not Bozos. Please, not Bozos.

  • Squeegee

    Darrell Issa is unresigning from Congress because he realized it would be too much work to remove all the dead bodies he has stored in his Congressional office

  • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi
    • tehbaddr

      No Thanx, I think most the people in the US are getting ass fucked financially and with regard to basic human rights. We don’t need an tRUMPster anal probing on top of that, thank you all the same!

  • Reximus
    • Count Awesome

      Remember, it’s ok to lie to people that can’t even vote for you.

      • Reximus

        “I love the shithole people!”

      • ariel_gee_398

        Or to anyone stupid enough to believe you.

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      When can they sue him? He does want to open the libel laws so people who lie all the time and make money from it cant make money from their lies.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      “I want to be your biggest champion *but you all have AIDS, so fuck off and die*”.

  • Since the orange menace is enamored of Scandinavian countries, and given his (alleged) … interests, I’m sure he’ll love this ad from IKEA.

    Swedish agency Åkestam Holst, Adweek’s International Agency of the Year for 2017, has been killing it with the Ikea work in recent years. And it starts out 2018 with a splash (sorry) by creating a magazine ad that women are encouraged to pee on.

    Sounds a bit gross, and maybe it is—but there’s a fun twist. If you’re pregnant, peeing on the ad reveals a special discounted price on cribs, thanks to technology similar to that in pregnancy-test kits.

    • OneYieldRegular

      I hear they’re using the same technique – plus facing pages in Russian translation – for copies of Trump’s SOTU speech.

    • amrak63

      Did someone mention “IKEA ad”?

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

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
  • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

    Remember when someone called Trump’s people “deplorable” and they flipped out, because was just the worst most hurtful insult ever?

    Yeah. Well. About that. Who knew?

    Turns out they were insulted because they are so much fucking worse shithole garbage, and calling them complimentary words like “deplorable” insults the very hard work they do being shithole garbage every day.

    • Doug Langley

      And she actually said half of them were deplorable, leaving them free to imagine which half they were.

    • shivaskeeper

      You, I, and most of the people here know they flipped out because they got called on being deplorable. Nothing more, nothing less. The half that Hillz was talking about directly know exactly who they are and that she was talking about them.

      It’s always the same with them. They want to be racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic shitbags, but they hate being called what they are. It destroys the illusion that they are decent and redeemable people.

      They are something like a vast army of the assholes who will go to lunch with you, treat you just fine, but be absolute pricks to the wait staff. If you let it go they can pretend they are decent people. If you call them on it, expect a scene at the restaurant.

      • TootsStansbury

        Why, I think you have just described, perfectly, a moderate Republican.

        • shivaskeeper

          Yes. But it’s not like that took any real cognition to see what they are. They pretty much broadcast that shit on all frequencies.

  • TootsStansbury

    I am so confused. I thought American cities were the blood soaked, gang ridden shit-holes. What about Europe and the no-go areas? The whole world is a shit-hole according to these fuckers. Burn it down, destroy it all and the kleptocrats will have the leavings.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Has Trump looked at his own Trump Tower apartment lately? I mean, come on, that place is so hideously kitsch it makes Liberace’s home look like it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Trump is now accusing the FBI of treason.

    This will not end well.

    • Bigly smart jesterpunk

      He is accusing them of treason for criticizing him. No Facist, No Facist, You’re Facist.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Ironic that the FBI was a bastion of Republicanism, no?

    • TootsStansbury

      It’s always projection with these assholes but fuck,

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I hope they beat the fuck out of him when they finally arrest him. Yeah, with votes or some shit.

    • Doug Langley

      Yeah, that’s gratitude for how they helped get him elected.

    • shivaskeeper

      He will clarify later that he only means the ones investigating him. The rest of the FBI should be trusted because of Law and Order.

      • Stulexington

        Especially those very good people in NY.

        • shivaskeeper

          Not just them. It’s pretty simple really.

          Anyone arresting or investigating anyone not him, and possibly his spawn, is cool. Anyone investigating him before the inevitable arrest is traitorous.

    • tehbaddr

      I know it’s a little late but,

      The reason for the treason is TRUMP !!!!

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Here is the first question for the Shuckles presser tomorrow.

    “Is the list of shithole countries limited to the countries the President described as shitholes yesterday or are there other countries that he considers to be shitholes that should be on the list of shitholes from which we should bar immigration?”

    Every question should follow in that vein.

    • OutOfOrbit

      SHIT STORM

      • JaveyDay

        SCATEGORY FIVE

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      So we’re importing journalists from the Netherlands?

      • OrdinaryJoe

        I expect her answer to any question like that will be something along the lines of “No shithole, no shithole. You’re the shithole.”

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Then SHS will spew something from her shithole.

    • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

      “Would these countries stop being shitholes if they let the president build a golf course there?”

    • shivaskeeper

      Do you think she is not already crafting a lie about this in anticipation? Something about how it’s not proven that he said it, dishonest media, he loves all people and you press people should be ashamed of yourselves for even asking. Also, too the worlds as reported were fake, but the underlying ideas are real.

  • Nounverb911
    • Left Coast Tom

      No, I disagree…in particular, I think The Deplorables’ children need to watch this “presidency” very closely. The education will be more than their parents will ever bother to provide.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      And I thought my parents were scandalized when I asked what “oral sex” was…

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Sheesh…now we’re REALLY going to bet barraged with more of these Scandinavian detective noir novels.

    • Parakeetist

      I likes dem

      • Like Really Smart Radio

        I likes em too

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I do too, actually.

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            I smell book club!!!!!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Jo Nesbo Fan Club at least.

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            Those are good, I like Karin Fossum too.

          • Parakeetist

            I like Yrsa Sigurdardottir. :)

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’ve read a few by another Icelander…can’t recall his name right now (nor could I spell or pronounce it in any case). Not as good as Nesbo, but pretty serious page-turners.

          • Arolpin

            I love some Jo Nesbo, but others get way too close to torture-porn for my tastes. Like quite a few of dark, Scandinavian mysteries. I read 3 or 4 in a row, then one squicks me out, and I have to read something light and silly for a while.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Yeah…I think Nesbo is the class of the bunch. What sets him apart is not only his literary talent, but his wry sense of humor. It took me awhile to see that in his books.

          • vivian

            Wallander!

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Me, too.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Except this time they’re all going to be entitled Men Who Hate Women (the actual original Swedish title of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).

      • h4rr4r

        Netflix has/had the original movie, watched with subs and it was pretty good.

        Never seen the Americanized version.

        • Like Really Smart Radio

          I really liked the original miniseries, Noomi Rapace and the guy are excellent. I thought the fincher version was completely forgettable.

          • h4rr4r

            Oh yeah, it was a mini-series, your right. Been a while.

    • grindstone

      Glacier-paced with completely overwrought and improbably endings? To each his own.

  • Picabo

    “Savannah’s Haitian Monument commemorates the contribution of the Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue to the fight for an independent America. One of the few black regiments to fight for the American side in the Revolutionary War, the soldiers were recruited from present-day Haiti, then the French colony of Saint-Domingue.”
    http://gosouthsavannah.com/historic-district-and-city/monuments/haitian-monument.html
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5d02bab2b3731b0f962c4687718bd71453f73ee2f13ec4e96310f72f824f39d.jpg

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

      Fake news. Needs more memorials to the Bowling Green Massacre.

      • gallbladder

        Never Forget!

        • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

          We are all Bowling Green.

  • Nounverb911

    And in England giving out the Queens bra size is a scandal….
    https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/951478817352310784

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Tell you what: you don’t discuss the Queen’s unmentionables and I don’t have to think about her naughty bits. Deal?

    • therblig

      you don’t discuss her majesty when she’s in her cups

  • Count Awesome

    First “bleeding from wherever”, then the pee tape, and now shit holes. Trump just got the trifecta. So presidential.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Geez, no wonder he brings in foreign workers to clean up at his properties.

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Until we see the pee tape, it’s just so much yellow journalism.

      • thixotropic jerk

        urinesane!!!

    • Bananas Foster

      He’s so KKKinky.

    • therblig

      throw in some semen and hamburger grease and you know why he strips his own bedsheets in the morning.

  • YoBunnyBunny

    I see there’s a Trump induces shit storm tonight…

    Welp! I’m at the symphony tonight: Saint-Saëns, Philip Glass (a concerto for 2 Timpanists yay!), Debussy and Ravel… and some tequila because WHY NOT!!!!

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Just don’t grab the timpanist by the Debussy.

      OK, I’ll see myself out of the concert hall now.

      • therblig

        you’re getting unRaveled

      • thixotropic jerk

        I bet all the womenfolk love it when you take them Chopin

        • Querolous

          With a big Liszt.

  • DrBigHead

    The support Trump’s comments are receiving among the commenters over at Fox is astonishing. I don’t know why I am the least bit surprised, but I have been holding out hope that somehow the divide can be bridged. That he will say something that will prompt at least some of the Republicans in congress to say “enough”. Not impeachment, per se, but just denounce him. My hope is now gone.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      If he said he was going to ship all brown people off to reeducation camps, these motherfuckers would cheer. No shit. I’m not even snarking.

      • h4rr4r

        They don’t like education, however some kind of facility for concentrating those people they would go nuts for.

      • OneYieldRegular

        If he said he was going to ship them off to concentration camps these motherfuckers would cheer.

        • Like Really Smart Radio

          If he straight up said ovens, these motherfuckers would cheer.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            They’d cheer, then line up to volunteer to staff the crematorium.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Can you imagine … “Hi, Mr Ambassador from Niger! How’s the shithole country you’re living in?”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/057da2caa0c554b12a1ded1068b41ebc8ff2eb911cb362b4128e0bfd74fec7cc.jpg

    • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻
      • YoBunnyBunny

        This is scary… the 1/3 who’ll watch that is

    • Left Coast Tom

      We need to outvote them. Of course, we did, but Electoral College…either our Rust Belt friends need to start outvoting them or, if population decline is yielding bad results, we need to push folks in places like NC, GA, FL, and AZ to outvote them.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      These people are irredeemable. That is all.

    • Bananas Foster

      You had hope that rested on Fox’s reaction to anything ever?

      • DrBigHead

        My dismay is that republicans in the room did nothing and said nothing, even after the event. I don’t expect the 35% core Trump supporters to change, but for Christ’s sake, we have the representatives from one of the main political parties in essence agreeing with him. And goddamn it, their silence says they do agree with him.

        • shivaskeeper

          They fear that 35% more than they fear looking like the collaborating, enabling, shitheads they have become.

          That 35% is the come out to vote every single election crowd.

          • DrBigHead

            Then this situation is our own goddamn fault.

          • shivaskeeper

            More their fault than ours. They are the ones that unleashed this monster for short term political gain, They are the one that lost control.

            I think our biggest collective sin would be not realizing just how numerous and therefore dangerous they actually are. Not seeing that for every cartoon villain like Bannon there are another 1000 unseen and unnamed assholes in the background.

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      Take a look at the comments on any post about the Cali mudslides. “Deplorable” is too nice a word for these degenerates.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Or anything about California, really. They were cheering the wildfires saying that the devil had finally come to claim all the sinners in “Commiefornia.” They’ve even been egging him on for months to poke Kim into nuking the whole Pacific Coastline, because 1) Mexicans, 2) (((Hollywood))), 3) queers, 4) “SJW nerds” (like Silicon Valley is really a bastion of diversity?), and 5) “Trudeau is a fag” (they want British Columbia to be toast). Also too, the 9th Circuit and Obama, because some island in the Pacific surrounded by a bigly ocean.

        • Stable Genius Demme

          Just saw my once Republican cousin in Sacramento, CA last weekend.
          He said, “I used to think that we were part of the US, but I guess we’re not.”

    • shivaskeeper

      For most or them, the vast majority, the divide cannot be bridged. For the true believers, there is no chance of that.

      For 99 out 100 of them there is no human redemption to be had. And fuck them. for that 1 though, they might be reached. The best you can do, if you are inclined to do it, is try to reach the 1. And write off the other 99 from the start. You cannot reason with unreasonable people.

      • Stable Genius Demme

        “You cannot reason with unreasonable people.”
        So true.
        (It’s a shame, but it’s so true.)

        • shivaskeeper

          It’s very true. The only way to reason with the unreasonable is to accept their unreasonable position and argue it from that point of view. Since that would in all practical ways mean I have to accept their unreasonable position as valid from the start, that’s not going to happen.

          I cut them loose and move on.

          • Stable Genius Demme

            Me too.
            No point in arguing with them.

  • Jennifer R

    For those keeping track 161 pages of flowchart has yielded 101,026 words.

  • Bananas Foster

    I’m sure the Norwegians are really breaking down the door to get into the US these days.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      What? THIS shithole?!

  • Anna Rompage

    Shithole? SHITHOLE?

    Have you ever seems Trump’s penthouse? It’s a poor, white trash person’s idea of what rich looks like… I mean who the fuck would havethe poor taste of covering everything in fake gold, and then put mirrors on all the ceilings?

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Caligula?

      • The Wanderer

        Gaius had some taste.

    • The Wanderer

      Looked like a upscale bordello to me.

      • Mike Minden

        Upscale?

        • alpacapunchbowl

          How about overpriced?

      • Like Really Smart Radio

        I imagine lots of red velvet when I picture a bordello.

        • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

          I imagine fresh cedar shavings all over the floor, but that’s probably just me.

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            Cedar? Why, that IS classy, but is it as hawt as rutting in a hayloft?

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            The tack room is the most fun. All the jingly harness buckles and leather straps…

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            I see I have a lot to learn about horses!

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            I might be a little atypical. *wink*

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            All part of your charm, handsome stallion! ;)

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            Hee hee! Thank you, pretty lady! *hugs you with a foreleg*

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            That gets a smile and a blush and a neck nuzzling.

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            *rubs velvety nose on your shoulder*

          • Like Really Smart Radio

            So soft! I could lean like this for hours

          • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

            *big equine sigh of pleasure*

    • OneYieldRegular

      It is without a doubt worse than the apartments of Napoleon III, which are generally regarded as possessing the most godawful interior decorating in history.

      • The Wanderer

        Ceausescu’s. I saw a book on the subject.

  • GreenGoldSharpie

    Does this mean we can start judging the stupid, white trash that voted for this thing now in our lives?

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      Start?

    • shivaskeeper

      Why have you not already started?

    • Stable Genius Demme

      Start?!
      Catch up, darlin’!

  • Bub, the like, cynical zombie
    • YoBunnyBunny

      But he’s, like, really SMRT!!!

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Too much hair.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      i was kind of stunned to see the word “shithole” when I checked cnn.com at work today. (Thanks for the likely violation of internet use policy, CNN)

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        Same with WaPo.

        • Dept. of Space Tacos

          did they have it in the headline and in big letters? Cause CNN.com sure as shit(hole) did. When I saw it loading I thought something REALLY huge had happened.

          • Rachel Book Harlot

            Yeah, they actually did. I was shocked. I opened the mobile app while on the bus and actually did a double take. This is the headline:

            “Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries”

          • Dept. of Space Tacos

            i have a decently sized wide screen monitor at the office…it was YOOOOGE.

            Thank goodness for those weird cubicle divider things.

  • mrFawkes

    The Bigger Shithole Question

    Why do we allow people who ran shithole universities (Trump University), shithole airlines (Trump Airlines), shithole casinos (Trump Taj Mahal), shithole liquor (Trump Vodka), shithole steaks (Trump Steaks), shithole mortgage companies (Trump Mortgage), shithole parlor games (Trump The Game), shithole magazines (Trump Magazine), shithole water (Trump Ice), shithole sports leagues (The USFL), shithole bike races (Tour De Trump) and shithole tv stations (Trump Network) to not only live in this fucking country, but to run this fucking county and to ruin this fucking country.

    • altleftjohn

      It’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a shit hole.

      • mrFawkes

        I see you’ve played Trump The Game. That’s the bonus round.

      • thixotropic jerk

        …wrapped in a shithole wrapped in a shithole wrapped–

        • altleftjohn

          In a Big Mac . . .

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      ‘Cause we’re the original shit hole? Pilgrims didn’t have indoor plumbing.

  • Bitter Scribe

    When did they start giving names to winter storms?

    • Jenny

      I dunno but I support a law against the practice.

    • OrG Unstable Genius

      Makes them more dramatic, don’t you think?

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      I approve of “Shitstorm Donald”.

      • Tennessee Rain Genius

        That’s a daily occurrence

    • Picabo

      Weather Channel BS. The National Weather Service does not name winter storms.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Really? We can all just make up weather names now? I think I’ll call what’s going on outside my window Drizzle Caprice.

        • Left Coast Tom

          You might as well, it’d make as much sense as what the Weather Channel is doing.

          As a westerner, I also note that their criteria for “naming” storms includes impacted population, which pretty much means they only name storms that dump inches of snow on easterners, rather than feet of snow on the west.

          • Bitter Scribe

            Oh, everything’s a catastrophe when it affects the East.

            I remember when PBS aired a “special” about Mississippi River flooding that displaced thousands and caused tens of millions in property damage. It was done by some Ken Burns wannabe, with bearded talking heads chuckling about Ole Man Ribber to poky banjo music. If an inch of water covered Manhattan, PBS would scream that it was the greatest disaster ever to befall mankind.

      • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

        And the UK Met does. If you need a name to identify a winter low pressure system or tropical hurricane, Darwin has a solution.

        Too harsh?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_storm_naming_in_the_United_Kingdom_and_Ireland

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      I vote for Winter Storm Pootlips.

    • Relativicus

      A couple years ago. But “bombogenesis” and “bomb cyclone” are entirely new ways to say “nor’easter”.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      Hey, we winter storm havers deserve to have our storms named too.

  • Tennessee Rain Genius

    Taking the short person who is taller than me to NYC tomorrow to see Book of Mormon. Yep. It’s irreverent as hell and I don’t care.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpk2oK4ndjM

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      I hate musicals but loved that one. Have all the fun!

      • Tennessee Rain Genius

        I never loved the musicals either, but it’s my kid’s thing and I’ll do it for her. We’ve seen Wicked, Kinky Boots and Aladdin in the past two years and all were wonderful

    • Arolpin

      Still my favorite musical. It follows the musical tropes so closely, while blowing them all up. And the songs are great. (I saw it when it first opened, Mom was coming to visit, wanted to see it and decided it WAS worth whatever it cost to get tickets.)

  • Jenny

    Jeez, I concentrate on life for a moment and the president calls a bunch of countries shitholes. Lovely.

  • Count Awesome

    Speaking of shit holes, I hope the physician uses the whole fist for tomorrow’s prostate exam.

    • GreenGoldSharpie

      Can you imagine the Mickey D’s stuck up in his colon?

      • gallbladder

        Probably enough there to stock a restaurant.

      • DrBigHead

        There isn’t enough colyte in the world to clean out that colon.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Roto-Rooter.

      • therblig

        two all beef tumors

      • Rebel Scum with permit
      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        That reminds me of the South Park episode when Cartman went to the nurse with a Big Mac stuffed down his pants. He was trying to get sent home from school early by complaining of Ass Burgers Syndrome.

      • starfanglednut

        *retch

    • OutOfOrbit

      tRump would like that

      • OneYieldRegular

        “Read the card!”

    • Msgr_MΩment

      And gets his elbow dirty.

      • Count Awesome

        And insists the attending nurse piss on something too, also.

  • Nounverb911
    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      <- golf claps the MW Social Media Director.

  • wait! what?

    Does Florida know it’s now a shithole country?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Florida Man says ‘hold my beer’.

      • JaveyDay

        “Hold my turd”

    • Parakeetist

      I live near Tampa. Yes, we do.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    the new Bentley billboard on my side of town seems like poor market research by the advertising firm.

  • williams517

    Hey, Guys. Hope everyone is doing well. Called in sick to work today cause fuck that place.

    • JaveyDay
    • Rebel Scum with permit

      The more genteel term is “mental health day”.

      • Kiri the Like, Smart Unicorn

        “Executive time”.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Can’t give enough upfists

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        No, it’s sick day, with a bogus 24- or 48-hour “bug” to cover for a mental health respite. “Mental health day” is guaranteed to raise more red flags than a parade in Beijing. Take time off for chemo, and the whole office will send you flowers. Take time off for depression, and people think you’re going to shoot up the place.

  • Jenny

    People who live in great countries don’t really want to come here. Seriously, what for? No healthcare, no worker protections, no vacations or medical leave. People in great countries aren’t looking for a downgrade.

    America is the place you go for a police state with only a touch of skull cracking. An improvement but not exactly paradise for most of the westernized world.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      … and don’t forget the systemic racism! One of our best features!

      • therblig

        seems to be our only system that works.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Also the place for cheap labor and lax regulations. Companies like IKEA, Volkswagen, and BMW couldn’t get away with treating their European workers the way they treat Americans.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      They don’t even want to visit. I mean, would you?

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        If you go to the British equivalent of the State Department travel advisories, it tells British citizens traveling here to beware American cops.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Hmm, that’s relatively new. I don’t recall that from back when I was using Home Office reports as supporting material for asylum claims. Can’t imagine why they added it.

  • amrak63

    Mother cat nurses ducklings.

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

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Who doesn’t like pussy milk?

      Maybe I should rephrase that.

    • Like Really Smart Radio

      I love that story. So cute, and amazing!

    • theCryptofishist

      This is what happens when you let them marry dogs.

    • An Outhouse for the résistance

      This is so wrong

    • OneYieldRegular

      Good. Another Trump “no-go” zone.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      And I heard the Queen was training her corgis to attack on sight, too. ‘Tis a shame.

  • Picabo
  • La forza del resistino

    Moving on, Donald is prepping for his State of the Union speech and asks Kellyanne which state should he pick.

    • Count Awesome

      The state of denial?

      • La forza del resistino

        tell him that and he will invade Egypt.

        • JaveyDay

          As if he knows “geography”

          • Jamoche

            Still convinced he only “recognized” Jerusalem because that literally is the only Israeli town name he does recognize.

        • Count Awesome

          He’ll probably bomb the Luxor casino in Vegas.

          • La forza del resistino

            you wanna get the grain out of the pyramid first.

          • Hell, he could take it out in no time just by running it.

        • Querolous

          Or Alaska.

      • Stulexington

        I thought that was in Egypt.

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi
    • Me not sure

      State of confusion?

    • thixotropic jerk

      The United States of Disbelief

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      He’s likely at some point to say that unions are bad for corporate America.

  • Relativicus

    I’d say this “shithole” business will be a breeze for his supporters to defend, but I’m guessing they won’t see much need to defend it at all.

    • OneYieldRegular

      A friend who is a French historian said his perception was that Trump spoke only to his base – and added that Trump’s base is really, really base.

      • shivaskeeper

        That sounds about right.

    • BMW

      They don’t see the racism because they share it. However, “Trump didn’t mention race” is the minimalist excuse I’ve already been seeing on twitter, ignoring the obvious fact that Trump tried to cram *every* predominantly black country he is capable of thinking of into “shithole” by saying Africa.

  • Ilgattomorte

    The President wonders why we are taking so many immigrants from “shithole countries” like Haiti, and wants more people from Norway.

    The problem is that only a poor, impoverished, immigrant from a “shithole country” would be willing to come to a place led by this President. I was born in Philadelphia and I don’t want to immigrate here. You’d have to be pretty desperate to come here willingly.

    Please help me get out.

    • Parakeetist

      Once I get some cash together, get a passport and get over my fear of flying, I’ma hotfoot it over to London.

      • OneYieldRegular

        Your fear of being rounded up might one day well Trump your fear of flying.

      • theCryptofishist

        Have you looked into the whole work thing? Because getting a visa isn’t really all that easy. I think my sister really only got one because of the German citizenship, which might be whatever now.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Ends up Americans aren’t welcome everywhere just because we’re exceptional. Who knew?

          • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

            …and that’s why when decent Americans travel abroad, they overdo it pretending to be “Canadian.” Europeans aren’t stupid; they can tell that the person wearing a vintage Expos hat with a Habs jersey and a bunch of maple leafs and “Trudeau ’68” (and now, “Trudeau 2015”) pins stuck to their backpack isn’t a real Canadian. But I think they give them the benefit of the doubt because at least it’s a signal that you’re not one of those Americans. In fact, you’re ashamed of them.

            America never learns. At least Canada makes good sequels. That whole thing started when Trudeau was prime minister and a deranged, warmongering, racist Republican was the president. It continues with Trudeau as prime minister and a deranged, warmongering racist Republican as the president. Plus ça change…

    • Jamoche

      ISTR that somewhere near where he’s spent his entire life there’s a statue with a poem written on it that might explain that. Kind of a big statue too, hard to miss.

      • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

        Pah! Made by French surrender monkeys.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      America has always been the refuge of people from shithole countries- if you were Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Italian, Polish, Eastern European, or any variation of Asian, Americans already here considered you to be from a shithole country.

      • 🍁 Girl Guide Salute 🖖🏻

        Funny thing, America was the shithole country that the British shipped their rejects.

        Wait — why am I using past tense?

    • TootsStansbury

      I came from Ireland and Scotland. Now I want to move back and they won’t have me because I’m from a shithole country.

    • BMW

      You are possibly giving him too much credit, because I honestly don’t really think he knows anything about Haiti or Africa except it’s where a bunch of black people live.

      • puredog

        You forget that he *does* know that “everybody” in Haiti has AIDS.

  • Nounverb911
  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    Yay! Joy is subbing for Chris Hayes tonight.

    Edit: she said “shithole” on the air. Twice so far.

  • Apple Scruff

    UPDATE!!!

    It is now 8pm which means Joy is allowed to say “shithole” on MSNBC.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Yeah, Joy. Say the word! “Shithole”, that is.

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    I don’t get Trump calling places shit hole countries. How would he know? I’ve seen pictures of his Trump tower residence. He’s not a capable judge.

    • Count Awesome

      For a moment there Trump Tower was a flaming shit hole.

    • Jamoche

      But is it rich enough to support him money-laundering by way of real estate?

  • everstar

    Joy Reid can’t be having with this! I damn near cheered.

  • La forza del resistino

    Previous MSNBC folks have gone with s—hole countries. Joy Reid is saying full shithole.
    Love her.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Make America Gutterswear Again!

  • I think Joy got shouty producer voice in her ear

    • everstar

      Probably, but God bless her for saying it once.

  • everstar

    Aaaaaand now for tap-dancing from Rep. Roger Marshall (R – Kansas). “I condemn the comment if what’s reported is true.”

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      Will he also be “disappointed?”

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        Mildly concerned

      • everstar

        Indubitably.

      • GreenGoldSharpie