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Man oh man, these senators on the Judiciary Committee are not having any malarkey from Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen! We already told you about Democratic senators Dick Durbin and Pat Leahy giving her the what-for about her VERY CONVENIENT MEMORY LOSS as to what specific racist cusses the president said in last Thursday’s “shithole” meeting. She remembers vividly that everybody was saying F-words and S-words and probably some OMGs and LMAOs too. It was appalling! She just doesn’t remember whether Donald Trump had a shitfit in his shitcaked panties and started screaming “shithole” about all the “shithouse” countries that keep sending us immigrants, whereas the nice white people countries like Norway don’t send NOBODY! Moreover, she remembers Senator Lindsey Graham telling Trump his business, but strangely has amnesia as to what it was all about. Maybe they were arguing about who won their last golf game or whose turn is it to buy dinner!

Speaking of amnesia, Senator Cory Booker (D-He’s Running) had some WORDS TO SAY about Nielsen’s amnesia, and oh boy was he mad! Here are some videos and pull quotes, but you should really WATCH THE WHOLE THING, as they say on internet dot com:

I’ve been in the Oval Office many times, and when the commander-in-chief speaks, I listen. I don’t have amnesia on conversations I had in the Oval Office […]

And why is this so important? Why is this so disturbing for me? Why am I, frankly, seething with anger? We have this incredible nation, where we have been taught that it does not matter where you’re from, it doesn’t matter your color, your race, your religion, it’s about the content of your character. It’s about your values and your ideals. And yet we have language that, from Dick Durbin to Lindsey Graham, they seem to have a much better recollection of what went on. You’re under oath! You and others in that room that suddenly cannot remember.

It was Martin Luther King that said there’s nothing in this world more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. And so here we are in the United States of America, and we have a history that is beautiful and grand, and also ugly, where from this nation to others we know what happens when people sit by and are bystanders and say nothing. When Oval Office rhetoric sounds like social engineering, we know from human history the dangers of that!

Our greatest heroes in this country spoke out about people who have convenient amnesia, or who are bystanders. King said a man DIES when he refuses to stand up for that which is right, a man DIES when he refuses to stand up for justice, a man DIES when he refuses to take a stand. Elie Wiesel says we MUST take sides, neutrality helps the oppressor, NEVER the victim. Silence encourages a tormentor, NEVER the tormented.

DAMN. And he was not done yet!

Video clip number two:

Since 9/11, 85 violent incidents, 73%, were with people that hold bigoted, hateful ideas about minorities. One American killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, dozens injured. Nine Americans killed in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist. An American killed and another wounded in Kansas after another white supremacist targeted them for their ethnicity, saying “get out of my country.” Six Americans killed and four others wounded in Wisconsin, where white supremacists targeted people for their religion.

The commander-in-chief, in an Oval Office meeting, referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language. [That] language festers. When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a dangerous force in our country.

YOUR SILENCE AND YOUR AMNESIA IS COMPLICITY!

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Welcome to your new job, Madame Secretary!

We are sorry you are getting yelled at like this, Kirstjen Nielsen, but you’re the unlucky one who happened to have an oversight hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Oh yeah and also you’re doing a lot of lying about that meeting last week. And you accepted a job in the Trump administration heading into Year Two, which means you knew with 100% certainty what you were getting into when you signed up.

So … guess we aren’t sorry after all? Or maybe we are.

We can’t recall.

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  • schmannity

    President Shithole is as crazy as a shithouse rat.

    • Lord Jim

      That explains it! :D

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    White lady gonna white lady

    • dslindc

      “I WAS TOLD BY APPLE CARE THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO RECALL!”

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Please, be more specific. Republican white lady gonna Republican white lady. My friends and I would never do what she did.

    • FlownΩver

      Hmmm… Kirstjen Nielsen… Stormy Daniels…

      Has anyone seen them together?

      • JAKvirginia

        Yeah…. it was a hot flick…..oh, you meant……bye……..

  • Ninja0980

    This doctor is lying through his teeth and he knows it.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Fuck it, he has his orders.

      • Lord Jim

        He better hope he has his money up front.

    • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

      Remember: he has just removed the insanity defense. A small victory, but I’ll take it…

  • Toomush Stability

    Her eyerolling was the worst part…

    • Hobbes’ like, smart Evil Twin

      I didn’t watch, and now I know why – I can’t afford a new monitor.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      The Senator should have jumped up at that point, called her out on it and either demanded that she leave the hearing or he would. We are waaaaaaaay past any kind of niceties as this point. These people have to be called out loudly, and often. She’s a liar; call her that. Be specific.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        This requires My Mother’s response: “Keeping rolling those eyes. I can knock ’em out your head (with votes) for you and they can do all the rolling around you want on the floor.”

        • ez

          I’m smiling and I actually did laugh out loud. The day is done over here and has ended on a good note.

          Thanks.

        • SDGeoff3

          Oh gawd I love it! Stolen!

    • CripesAmighty

      “Since you’re committing perjury en flagrante, I hope you recieve a better response to your eye rolling at being told to ready your cell for inspection.”

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    How dare he policitize politics.

  • Paperless Tiger

    I didn’t hear shit.

  • puredog

    Lemme just throw this out there:
    I have long liked Cory Booker, though he has done some things relatively lately that have made my eyebrows arch. (Jury is out.) And I totally love the fact that he jumped down Nielsen’s throat with both shoes. But I just had this nagging thought: When was the last time I saw a righteous Dem attack a MALE testifier with such fury? Answer: Never. And now I wonder whether Cory was happy to kick Nielsen because she was only a girl. I’m not saying that’s necessarily the case, but I do wonder.
    ETA: Maybe Franken attacking Sessions. But that was then.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I am hoping he continues to do the same (from here on out) with anyone connected to the administration.

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      I don’t think so. Elizabeth Warren famously “persisted.” It was Turtle who wouldn’t let her get a word in edgewise. For all intents and purposes, it was probably the Rethugs who sent in a purdy blond girl for the slaughter. They’ll just circle the wagons around the old white boys’ club like Kelly, Cotton and Purdue.

      • C4TWOMAN

        It is a rightwing/altright tactic to weaponize their females. That “whiteknighting” the complain about? Projection: because they’re ready to accuse you of sexism as soon as you call out their Repubican Blond Bot on her so called positions.

        Boy that last sentence could have been composed better.

        • FlownΩver

          I remember the least justifiable (albeit probably effectivest) demonstration tactic of the Good Ol’ Sixties: whenever a protest march was about to reach the police/National Guard line, one of the march organizers (invariably a guy) would order “Chicks up front!”

          Looks a lot like Trumpadump & Co. are bringing that one back.

          • georgiaburning

            Considering the off-duty social life of an average 1960’s guardsman/cop that made perfect sense

    • ariel_gee_398

      I dunno, Franken went after Sessions pretty aggressively, it’s just that aggressive looks different when your default setting is “Minnesota nice.”

      • M.E. Lawrence

        Interesting point. My default point is “NorCal nice”; my NorEast in-laws would have trampled all over any White House surrogate, male or female.

    • (((Sedagive)))

      White supremacists all deserve an equal amount of ass-kicking without regard to gender, race or religion. It’s only fair!

    • Angela Ruzzo

      You raise an important issue. But this particular woman 1) is Secretary of Homeland Security, which is a Cabinet position with considerable authority and responsibility, and 2) was in the room, and was lying to Congress under oath. His statements to Kirstjen Nielsen were entirely appropriate for the situation and her position, regardless of her gender.

    • A Walker

      Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions anyone?
      Christ, it will be milquetoast liberals who are the end of us all, not the Nazis.

    • J. M. Tusks, Esq.

      We have problems with motivating Democrats to take the offensive against anybody who deserves it., so it probably doesn’t help to now start saying they’re doing it wrong.

    • weighmaster

      Didn’t Al Franken?

  • ManchuCandidate

    That’s why the Trump Admin picked her. Because she couldn’t say shit house when she had an earful.

  • Oblios_Cap

    My guess is that she really doesn’t give a shit because she thinks the same way as her idiot boss.

  • Michael R
    • dslindc
      • Dartemus

        Maybe he was obese when he arrived for the check-up, so he went to the shithole to lose that extra pound.

      • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

        So, if gen forgets to pee in the morning, he’s over the line…

    • Spurning Beer

      Sweating like a junkie, too.

  • susan_g

    She is going to be fucking over people and their families for too long a time, so a few minutes worth of aggravation from Booker is nothing to this asshole.

  • Indiepalin

    The White House is now saying that the word in question is “shitkicker”, which is, of course, a compliment.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I thought it was “countries that are really THE shit, bro!”

      • C4TWOMAN

        Why you racist against urban slang, yo?

        • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

          Aye yi yi! It is the only racisto jive I gnow.”

      • vukojebina_MΩment

        “We’re getting too many immigrants from those shitkicking countries,” said no POTUS ever.

    • schmannity

      So he was talking about Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, et. al?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Texas, except for Austin….

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      That makes even less sense than the last lie! Are these morons getting dumber or just louder?

      • schmannity

        Yes

      • everstar

        “Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse!”

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Both?

      • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

        New morons! Dumber, louder AND NOW more racist!

        Get some in your government today!

  • Mike Jonasson

    He sure is sweating a lot

  • Very Stable Royal Ugly Dude

    What kind of name is Kirstjen Nielsen? Sounds like a lying-ass Norwegian to me.

    • vukojebina_MΩment

      I wonder if she’s built like a brick shithouse.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      I suspect that she has one of the lowest Nielsen ratings.

    • FauxAntocles

      Danish, but close enough (sen vs son).

  • vukojebina_MΩment

    The woman with multiple assholes. Now.

  • Victoria Ricola

    Pants tingles.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Damn straight, Sen. Cory Booker. Say it again, and say it louder.

  • (((Sedagive)))

    Corey Booker throwing down with Elie Wiesel. BAM!

    He’s my Senator: yes, he’s ambitious and imperfect but goddamn – he’s got my vote.

  • JaveyDay

    Will he Booker for another appearance or are the Nielsen ratings too low now?

  • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

    He went there. He basically called them Nazis without calling them Nazis.

    Fuck, that means it’s official. When you invoke Weisel and paraphrase/summarize Niemoller, that means we have Nazis in control of the American government.

    It did happen here.

  • M.E. Lawrence

    Are all the Con’s main female surrogates mean blondes? Are they supposed to look Norwegian or something?

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      They look “Norwegian” but act very, very German American.

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk
      • M.E. Lawrence

        Recognize any Ryan interns there?

        • jowgajen

          I can’t, I have blonde white lady face blindness. Those are all the same lady to me (except Anne Coulter). (Which is kind of sad, as I am a blonde white lady.)

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I know about 2,748 jokes about blondes being stupid, all told to me by blondes, but I’m not going to repeat any of them here because that would be racist or possibly ethno-centrist, I’m not sure which – t’s so hard to keep up with all the labels.

        • jowgajen

          Ok, but like maybe five of those people are natural blondes. Maybe.

        • Toomush Stability

          Give her another chance!…

      • AuntyMaude

        Follicularly depigmented racists, creeps and cruel and unusual weirdos.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Maybe they’re born with it, maybe Rupert Murdoch gets a bulk discount on peroxide.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Stereotype. Appeals to faux’s fappers.

  • vukojebina_MΩment

    I guess Corey didn’t buy her shinola.

  • Everrett Fanuelli
  • elviouslyqueer

    Remember those halcyon days when everybody was shocked, aghast, pearl-clutching and fainting into the nearest chifferobe when W referred to Karl Rove as “Turd Blossom”?

    Good times.

    • Lord Jim

      STOP MAKING ME MISS GEORGE BUSH, DAMMIT!

  • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

    I was going to make a comment but i cant recall it. Just assume it was a great comment.

    • C4TWOMAN

      It was the best comment. If we had comments. Which we don’t.

    • JaveyDay

      You know what they say about asshumptions.

    • everstar

      Assume I would have upvoted.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Was it about the president?

  • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

    Okay for the president to call any country a “shithole country”, let alone in an official meeting is incredibly fucked up…. for a LOT of different reasons, but please explain to me again how it is RACIST, exactly? I’m not saying Trump is not a racist, because clearly he is… but that’s not really the point, is it? I’m saying how is that precise statement a racist statement? Because to me a shithole country is one that has a lot of poverty and disease and dysfunctional government. As opposed to wealthy, modern, stable countries. Like Norway. And don’t start in about how nobody from Norway wants to come here, because it has nothing to do with the question. And don’t start in about how Trump is making America a shithole country, because even though he clearly is, that wasn’t the question either. He didn’t say “black countries” or “latin countries”, he said “shithole countries”. Now, “shithole” is not a word for the president to say, but it’s not known to be a racial epithet. In fact, it seems to me that, to assume “shithole” must be a codeword for “black” is sort of racist in itself. I could enlarge upon this a little further, but I think you get my point.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      You must be one of the newer players. Something, something Africa and Haiti

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      google “dog whistle statements”

      • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

        because I ain’t in the mood to explain such a basic concept

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        That’s right. “Dog whistle” was right. A few people got it. Some people just got mad. That’s okay, but not optimal.

        • Lord Jim

          Listen here Alex Trebek. There isn’t a permanently-closed list of racist things to say. “Shithole” in reference to predominantly-black countries is no different from saying Niggerstan or somesuch. Whatever semantic hair you were trying to split died of infection long ago.

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            Okay, “Alex Trebek” actually made me laugh out loud. I don’t consider any of this hair-splitting. It’s illegal to exclude immigrants based on country of origin, a nicety that gets lost when people go straight to screaming “racism”. That’s part of this, but it’s far from the only important thing about it.

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      Look at the countries he called “shithole” countries then look at Norway which he said is fine. Notice anything?

      • C4TWOMAN

        Fiords?

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          Pining for the Fiords?

      • Lord Jim

        Can’t decide if troll or just dense…

        • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

          Yes?

        • everstar

          I’m smelling fish, so… sea lion?

          • Lord Jim

            Even worse…

          • everstar

            True, but the cartoon about it is really funny.

          • Lord Jim

            True dat. :)

        • CripesAmighty

          Neutron star under the bridge.

          • Lord Jim

            Well there ya go.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        That would work if Norway was a white shithole, but it’s not. It is objectively, a modern, stable democracy with a sky-high standard of living. (The right answer was “dog-whistle”.)

        • C4TWOMAN

          Consider you might not be the best at telling riddles, puzzles or jokes.

          • everstar

            Today on “Rejected Batman Villains.”

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      It’s ignorant of the fact that basically our policies are responsible for turning them into “shitholes.” We’re not exactly a modern and stable country with a functional government either, but that gets conveniently overlooked because our government and population are majority white. You can’t decouple that term from its racist context. When he said shitholes, he meant black and brown countries. Not Bosnia or anywhere else in the Balkans or the former Soviet bloc. Have you never heard of a thing called dog-whistle racism?

      • Lord Jim

        Nice.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        “Dog whistle” was the right answer.

    • arglebargle

      I don’t give a rats ass if the president uses foul language. It all about the context. Like Biden saying, “this is a big fucking deal” about the ACA, because it was a big fucking deal.

      It’s about the president being obviously racist by calling predominantly black nations shitholes and praising a white country for no reason other than their whiteness.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        That would work if there was no other reason to praise Norway besides its whiteness, which is objectively false. The right answer was “dog whistle”.

        • arglebargle

          Why are you testing us. Fuck right off.

          • everstar

            This is the worst game show I’ve ever seen.

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            Okay that did make me really laugh out loud.

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            Obviously quite a few people wanted to take the test. Nobody was forced to reply.

          • arglebargle

            People are responding to what they thought was an honest request to help understand a president and his vulgarities. And you make a game out of it. Fuck off some more. And don’t bother replying because I’m done entertaining you.

    • BMW

      So you recognize that Trump is ok with immigration from a predominantly white country and doesn’t want immigrants from an entire continent of black people, but don’t see the racism? Is that what you are saying?

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        No, I’m saying articulate it instead of assuming everyone agrees with you. Some people got the right answer. You didn’t.

        • BMW

          Sorry I am not living up to your carefully considered editorial standards, but I think you have mistaken me for someone who is in a position to articulate the multiple reasons Trump is a racist to a mass audience. Given how you kept answering your own question and then falling backwards into the wrong conclusion, you might want to re-examine who is at fault for your lack of understanding.

    • A Groucho Marxist

      If you take the President’s statement at face value and devoid of context, then you have a decent point.

      • everstar

        Apparently inferring from context is something done only by losers and lefties?

        • A Groucho Marxist

          I love inferring from context, and I have been called both of those things, so I think you must be right.

          • everstar

            Hail, fellow loser leftie!

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        My point is that there is plenty wrong with using the word beyond the fact that it’s racist. We already knew he’s a racist. He’s also an asshole. A case can be made that just being an asshole sometimes rises to the level where it’s unacceptable. But it’s harder to make that case. So people go for the low-hanging fruit, which is racism. But I think a lot is lost if you go for that. If those shithole countries were all white countries, what he said would still be just as wrong. People are missing that. By the way, the answer was “dog whistle.”

        By the way, one of the things that gets lost by just screaming “racism” is that apparently, it is ILLEGAL to exclude immigrants based on country of origin. I think things like that really need to be emphasized.

        There is nothing wrong with expecting people to articulate, or encouraging them to. I will have to say, most of the answers rose to the occasion. Only a couple of people spluttered angry nonsense.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      How is the winter there in Asia?

      И не возвращайся

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        Also wrong. It was “dog whistle”.

      • Querolous

        собачий свисток – правильный ответ

    • Lance Thrustwell

      He said “why are we taking people from these shithole countries”, more or less, instead of, say, Norway.

      The only thing that can mean is that we shouldn’t be taking in these poor people – these people who would of course have need to escape their “shithole” countries. Why shouldn’t we take them in? Only two possibilities:

      A) They’re poor and would require resources – and we are too cheap and unkind to let anyone but people with education and resources in.
      B) They’re black.

      Neither one speaks very well of the Donald.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        I think an argument could be made that he meant A, and many people have no problem with A. I have a problem with A, but that in itself doesn’t make him a racist, just an asshole. The closest anybody got was sayng “dog whistle”. That doesn’t completely clinch the argument, but at least it’s trying to articulate it, which is what I was looking for.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Even without the ‘dog whistle’ possibility – which I grant – I still find that degree of callousness astonishing in a President. Hell, I’d find it astonishing in anyone. We’re supposed to help people, not just hang out with our rich European friends!

          • everstar

            Right? Even if he weren’t talking about black and Latinx countries, since when is it acceptable for the president of the United States to refer to other nations as shit holes?

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Just saying…Trump is a racist.

    • bbayliss

      What’s your point?
      Could it be that trump is not racist?
      His racial views were formed in a racist borough of NY, by a racist father more than 60 years ago.
      1.the discrimination suit of the 1970’s
      2. Central park five
      3. birtherism
      4. Mexican rapists
      5. fine people/ both sides
      6. why do you only have 328 comments?
      7. what is you country of origin
      8. why don’t you go fuck yourself?

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        To be fair, the poster has a good command of the Russian language.

        • proudgrampa

          Da.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        No, it couldn’t be that he’s not racist, because I stated that he was. You didn’t read the question. Some people got the right answer, by the way. But you didn’t. Hint: the answer was “dog whistle.” I’m not even going to address the rest of your items, because most seem to be hateful, or nonsense, or both.

        • C4TWOMAN

          And you don’t see how your wandering all over the place post could lead someone to think you were acting in bad faith and reply accordingly?

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            My post wasn’t wandering. I specifically wanted people to articulate something. About half were able to do that. This guy failed miserably and just started yelling. He obviously didn’t understand the question. Maybe you didn’t either.

          • C4TWOMAN

            You don’t think that if only half people understood you that you maybe could communicate better? Especially when you have ample evidence that they seem to mostly communicate well with each other?

            I had an ex like this. He was frustrated and blamed everyone one: his teachers, his classmates, his friends….until the only friends still listening to him were insecure, uncertain people with weak egos and bad boundaries(needless to say we’re not even friends now). Now he’s feels he’s alone and no one understands him, but he refuses to communicate his needs or learn any new skills to rectify that.

            I’m not trying to sound like an after school special, but consider there might be need for improvement on your end and that might include a councilor.

            Also too, no one likes people dropping in springing “social experiments” on them under the pretext of dialog. That comes off as an asshole move.

            =^-^=

        • bbayliss

          just fuck off. I don’t have time for your very special kind of stupid.

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            No, but see it isn’t stupid to expect people to articulate the reasons for believing something beyond “everyone on my side is saying this”.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            WTF makes you think that that is anyone’s reason for believing that Donnie’s comment was racist?

          • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

            Because I don’t hear a lot of people explicitly making the case.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            So you just assume we’re all stupid and that there couldn’t possibly be any other reasons or that we’re incapable of expressing those reasons? GFY.

            Let me help you out, asshole. We’re not trained seals here to perform for your benefit. You have no fucking business “expecting us” to do anything. You have no fucking business wandering in here and testing everyone to see if they’d get the “right answer” to your dumb question.

            I’ll help you out some more, sport. The reason half the people didn’t give you your fucking “right answer” is not because they’re not capable of doing so or because they are too mindless to “articulate a reason” for their opinions on any given subject. It’s because they don’t suffer fools as well as some of the others here who did attempt to answer your bullshit question and they recognized who and what you are from the get-go.

            All you did was take a single sentence, strip it of any context from the rest of the conversation, strip of any context of the subject at hand, strip it of any context based upon the history of the person who uttered it and demanded that the rest of us explain why it might not mean what we all know it meant- as if we’re all too dumb to be aware of the concept of dog whistles and how they work and needed you to enlighten us.

            What you did is about as pointless and dumb as walking down to the side of the ocean, picking up a single grain of sand and pontificating whether or not we can truly call this the beach, based upon that single grain in your hand. or as others have so helpfully pointed out to you- you’re sea lioning…

    • Steve-o

      The problem is not that the counties are shitholes, which some of them may be. Yes, shithole countries do exist, some are even populated by ethnically white people (see eastern Europe 20+ years ago). The problem is that he doesn’t want any of the people from them coming here. The predominance of the countries that were named are ethnically people of color. Basically in dog whistle fashion, he said we don’t want any brown people, just white people from Norway.

      • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

        “Dog whistle” also the right answer.

    • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

      So we should only offer The American Dream to people from a nation that is well off?

      Are all the people from “dysfunctional countries” where there is poverty and disease more dumb and useless than Norwegian-style ones?

      Do you see why this idea expressed this way fails on its face? No?

      HOW ABOUT NOW: If it’s supposed to be “merit based” then you measure the people themselves, not the country of their origin, for fucks sake.

    • C4TWOMAN

      I’m going to share one of your quotes from yesterday:

      “The Republicans are such prolific, shameless, and tireless liars that
      it’s an utterly exhausting full-time job just to rebut their constant
      stream of neverending shit. ”

      Have any idea why I’m bringing this up?

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      Oh and before you bring up Obama saying “shithole” about Libya context matters a lot.

      https://www.snopes.com/obama-called-libya-a-sht-show-and-media-was-silent/

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      So you’re a racist shithole, too. Thanks for clearing that up for us…

    • amrak63

      Concern troll is concerned.

    • amrak63

      Go peddle it to someone else, sealion.

      https://i.imgur.com/MUSmdfn.png

      • Lord Jim

        Can’t you feel the stress and aggravation just roll off? :)

    • MynameisBlarney

      LOL

      No.

    • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

      A few people got “dog whistle” which was close, but I don’t think it really clinches is. Plus it’s just a sound bite. I also got yelled at some, which I expected. All of the answers helped me think about how to articulate what’s bugging me about this discussion. Here’s what I think is the right answer, which is much better than “dog whistle.”

      “Just because a country is objectively a shithole doesn’t mean that there aren’t good people there. To have a policy of excluding people from shithole countries assumes that they are shithole counties BECAUSE of the people who live there, which may not be the case. In fact, it’s usually not the case. To assume that all people from shithole countries are bad, and all people from non-shithole countries are good, implies that there is some property that all residents of that country share. There are only two candidates for that this could be. One is cultural heritage. The other is genetics. Therefore, the idea of excluding people who come from shithole countries is almost certainly racist, and definitely unfair.”

      • mailman27

        Cramming as many characters into a limited amount of space as possible is actuallyaveryconvincingrhetoricalweaponasevidncedbyyourscreennamewhichiwontevenbothertobreakdownintosomethingsensiblebecauseisuspectitisnothingofthesort. In short, bafflegab.

  • Apple Scruff

    OT for anyone watching this health press briefing.

    The repeated use of “excellent health” is suspect, yes?

    • Victoria Ricola

      CNN’s Dr. Sanja Gupta’s “stroke risk” question FTW.

    • Paperless Tiger

      So the bone spurs got better?

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Can we end his deferment and ship him off to Agent Orange?

        • PubOption

          It seems that he got some on his face.

    • bbayliss

      The disappointment is palpable.

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      As something of a scientist and son of a doctor, this doctor has done his job and Donald is doing well, physically. It’s his attitudinal, philosophical and psychological dispositions that are more concerning.

    • starfanglednut

      I mean c’mon. The guy’s gotta be 300 pounds by now. Lives on McDonald’s and never exercises.

      • jowgajen

        He’s 6′ 3″ and visibly quite fat. There’s no way he’s less than 280lbs. Also the “gained 3 lbs” since last year thing — observably false.

        • jowgajen

          I speak of his weight and weight gain from personal experience, btw. I’m not shaming him for his portliness, I’m shaming him for flatly lying in the face of observable truth — again.

          • Lord Jim

            I’m a fat guy. That bloated, Mickey D’s-scarfing tubbo is a MINIMUM 350lbs or I’m St. Francis.

    • everstar

      The president is the healthiest, sanest, most fit, and intelligent man I have ever met in my life.

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      Too many superlatives are a sign of a fake review. Professionals are trained not to speak that way.

  • therblig

    OT, but considering NJ’s state animal is the horse, this seems disrespectful

    http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2018/01/eagles_fan_tossed_from_stadium_allegedly_punches_p.html#incart_river_home

  • Mr. Blobfish

    How dare the help question her.

  • Anna Rompage

    For only hiring the best people, Donad seems to have filled his appointments with a lot of white folks that can;t seem to remember what happened just a couple day ago… From Sessions not remembering his first, second, or third meeting with the Russians. Not to mention his vague recollection of never hearing about Russia during the campaign, but emphatically George Papadopolus to not have relations with his Russian contacts.

    Now we have a blond haired blue eyed she nazi saying she can remember all sorts of stuff, except if Trump said shithole about those brown countries…

    It’s almost like these folks saw poor senile Ronnie up there testifying back in the 80s, and realizing all you have to say is “I don;t recall” and it’s just as good as asking forgiveness from Jeebus, without ever having to admit that you were wrong

    • Lord Jim

      No-thanks for the non-memories…

      • Mehmeisterjr

        If you don’t mind me continuing…

        ♫ Thanks for non-memories
        Of ultra-racist curse
        Of zip in Donny’s purse
        And Devin Fucking Nunez
        Interfering for the worse
        How venal it was.

        Thanks for non-memories
        Of Mooche’s serenade
        Wendie Deng, that jade
        She lost ol’ Rupe but made it up,
        With Kushnerites, in trade.
        How squalid it was.

        Those who they thought they voted for MAGA’d things
        Wound up with some petty and flawed things
        As Ivanka says, “Those are my pawed things.
        Oh, well, that’s my Paw, grabs my ass till raw.

        Thanks for non-memories
        Of lies piled up on lies
        The urge to aggrandize
        Emollients up wazzoo
        And two scoops upon His pies
        Covfeve so much. ♫

        • Lord Jim

          You’re a good egg! :)

          • Mehmeisterjr

            Well, thanks.

            I think the above needs a polish or two but thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

            I wonder how many people remember Bob Hope and/or his theme song.

            He was generally beloved but not in my house. My father, during WWII, got a good look at him on a USO tour and didn’t see anything about him that he liked.

            I doubt he would survive #NoMore scrutiny.

  • everstar

    [squints downthread] Is that a sea lion? It looks like a sea lion.

    • C4TWOMAN

      We have a sea lion? Where?

      • everstar

        A few replies down, with a name that can’t decide if it wants to be a chemical or Scottish.

        • C4TWOMAN

          Ah that one. Yes, the Chemical Scots were a particular intractable tribe according to the Romans….

          • everstar

            They were full of lyes.

          • C4TWOMAN

            And something called haggis. Wait… that’s not a chemical.

          • everstar

            No, but you’ll probably need chemicals to get it down.

          • Mentally Stable Ron

            Like pure ethanol.

          • CindyinEncinitas

            Assumes facts not in evidence.

          • SDGeoff3

            It’s a solvent.

          • mailman27

            Base knaves! And churls.

          • PubOption

            They got to be good at putting fusel oils into alcohol.

    • PubOption

      I hope it’s not planning an operation.

      • everstar

        It wants to know what we have against free and open discussions!

    • UnsaltedSinner
    • Lord Jim

      *sigh* Why can’t we have more walruses? All they want is a bucket…

  • rg9rts

    He was pissed and she looked soooooooooooooo guilty for being shown to be the trash she is

  • WomanInThePersistence

    No, I’m not even remotely Norwegian. Why do you ask?

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      Just say you’re Finnish.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Different language family. I doubt I’d be convincing.

        • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

          Just give them a steely-eyed stare. I’m sure you can back them down.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Have i mentioned recently how much i like you?

      • Jimh

        Finnish? After that grilling, I’d say she’s DONE.

    • Jimh

  • YoBunnyBunny

    I just posted on the other thread, but I’ll repeat.

    Bitch, grow a backbone.

    Either denounce this fuckery or OWN IT! Quit being a spineless toady, you insufferable twunt.

    My, it is awfully funny how the “Anti-P.C./Telling It Like It Is” crowd are awfully sheepish about Telling the Truth all of sudden.

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I say this with love.i really, really, really HATE the word “bitch” being used against women.

      I agree with your other points.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        You know, I really hate using the word towards women, too. However, I make an exception for specifically for the phrase “Grow a back bone.” Something about that phrase is like telling women to stop pretending like their cluesless, weak or confused.

        I would say “grow a pair”, but fuck that, we don’t need balls.

        • proudgrampa

          Trust me, you don’t WANT balls, either.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I’m also very much over the idea that having male genitalia implies being strong.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Ovaries?

        • Lord Jim

          “Grow a cunt”. Those things can really take a pounding!

          *with thanks to Betty White

      • Toomush Stability

        Okay, is fuckface okay? It’s gender non-specific.(Because I really hate this sort of thing and I hate the boss that made her do it)…

        • Toomush Stability

          (Also, I have the loveliest little golden retriever bitch who I just love and who loves me back with licks and schnorfels)…

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Pics, please!

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Fuckface works fine for me.

      • georgiaburning

        Agreed. Don’t be gender selective: jerks and assholes are jerks and assholes.

      • CindyinEncinitas

        Me too.

  • Spurning Beer

    Like Senators Cotton and Perdue, Secretary Nielsen suffers from CRS.

    Can’t Remember Shit

    • arglebargle

      Cronic Rectumhole Syndrome

  • OT but there is a very nervous doctor on the teevee talking reaaal fast and using superlatives talking about his exam of the Orange Shithole

    • Michael R
      • msanthropesmr

        It’s your window to weight gain.

      • Blanche de Shambles

        HI DOCTOR NICK!

        • georgiaburning

          Elvis trivia- win!

        • Jimh

          Oh hi, did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College too?!?

    • Anna Rompage

      He’s in as excellent of shape as one can expect from a old man that doesn’t exercise, has a carcinogenic fake tan, and a serious penchant for fast food…

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Did you really expect anything else? This administration wouldn’t tell you whether today was or was not Tuesday unless they were trapped into it.

    • OutOfOrbit

      him say “yuh know” a many times

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Maybe he doesn’t know how to spell his own name?

    • The Wanderer

      Is he blinking SOS in Morse code? Do we know if his family’s safe?

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      I’m ok with the doc. If you’re not on global tv very often, I think a lot of us would be a little nervous.

      • Toomush Stability

        Especially if you knew your reputation was going in the shitter no matter what you said here…

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      Ye gods, this man is in a state of complete panic. He HAS to be lying.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I figured it’d be all bullshit. What else is new?

        I’m disappointed, not surprised.

    • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

      update us when we find out why his first name was spelled incorrectly on “his” first press release about the exam.

    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      He said that it was good that he only gets 4-5 hours of sleep a night? No medical board in this country would agree with that. The Mayo Clinic, which isn’t staffed with medical lightweights, says adults need almost twice as much sleep per night than that!

    • BigCSouthside

      He said trump has great genes, that’s why pretty much all the known science concerning nutrition and health doesn’t seem to apply to him.

    • SDGeoff3

      Did he give him any shots we might like to hear of?

    • UnsaltedSinner
      • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

        “You are a medical doctor, aren’t you? You don’t have a degree in… cheesemaking or something?”

  • CripesAmighty

    “What did the president say, and when did he say it?”
    “And like, such as…”

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

    I’m not sorry. did you see the eye rolling she was doing?

    • Mentally Stable Ron

      ‘How dare one of “those people” judge me?’

      • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

        what? Democrats?

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        That was EXACTLY what I thought when I saw it.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      She was rolling her eyes?!? what a shithole

      • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

        objection: sphincter not in evidence.

        • JaveyDay

          Rector? Nearly killed her.

        • Lord Jim

          What about that one on the lower part of her face?

    • SDGeoff3

      Oh yes!! My jaw dropped and stayed there. And the slight tossing of the head.

  • Rebel Scum with permit

    Just lie the big lie sweetie. Don’t Session it. The President loves this kind of loyalty, he’ll pardon you for lying under oath, and he won’t respect you for saying that you didn’t remember. Your reputation is going down that shithole no matter what. Might as well flush it all the way.

    • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

      if he pardons her for perjury, can’t someone sue?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Shush it you!

        • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD

          well, she would go bankrupt, but she wouldn’t be in jail. maybe her boss can talk to her about what that’s like since I hear he has some experience with it.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          Not a wonkattorney, but wouldn’t you have to show you were damaged in some way? Maybe Booker could do that?

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD
  • Villago Delenda Est

    Her mentor, the shithole John Kelly, needs that treatment, too.

    • Lord Jim

      FUCK. YES. Needs to get a little more of what Lawrence O’Donnell gave him after that shitshow with Frederica Wilson.

  • janecita

    I’m not sorry, I’m tired of treating these complicit assholes with kid gloves. Fuck them all!

    • georgiaburning

      Sleep with dogs, you get fleas

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    • Courser_Resistance

      I watched the whole thing a little while ago. Very satisfying. Well, except her snarky stupid face. Also too, at one point she tried to interject something and Corey was all I am talking now and she apologized (in a kinda snotty way cuz blah)

      • Pisto75666

        Her entire expression is ‘Why is this blah man yelling at me, doesn’t he know I’m blond and white?”

      • “M”

        When he said “I’m not FINISHED” I just sat down right where I was.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Either she’s lying, or she’s too fucking stupid to hold the post. Either way, she needs to resign. Can they impeach a cabinet member for stupidity?

      • jodyleek

        She’s lying AND she’s too stupid to hold the post.

  • davefromoregon

    Let me help here. I am not sorry she got beat up, but she took the job, knowing she is supporting a fascist.

  • Baconzgood
  • BMW

    “Kristjen” sounds like a stupid tabloid nickname for a celebrity couple.

    • gnomemansanisland

      Kris Christopherson and Jennifer Garner?

    • OutOfOrbit

      sounds like the name of a Mormegian ford

  • Begin Anew Day

    Doesn’t she get a pass because she’s white, blond and has a very nordic last name?

    Nawwwwww! I’m kidding! All those things got her the job with donnie t. And her integrity challenged memory is what is going to allow her to keep the job.

  • HogeyeGrex

    Well, you really have to hand it to these clowns. It took the Bush administration six years to get to the point where Alberto Gonzales sat in front of Congress and lied his ass off with 71 “I don’t remember”s.

    I’m getting tired of all the winning, because I don’t want to win the race to the bottom.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      I was thinking about how this time last year Bannon was a big shot on the NSA with plans to deconstruct the administrative state. Now he’s lost all the jobs, and he’s testifying in front of a grand jury. The administrative state deconstructed him in short order.

      • georgiaburning

        If bureaucracy saves our country, so be it.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          I spent my entire career in the bureaucracy. It’s like a huge organism that assimilates you or spits you out. Blowtorch it, and it will simply resurrect itself in another form.
          As long as there are human civilizations, there will be bureaucracy. Now if he had convinced the organism that he was its friend, there could have been a worse outcome.

          • Opalescent Riddles

            I like the cut of your jib.

            I am part of a bureaucracy. I see this of what you speak. The idea that one can just dismantle it and create a new system in one’s own image of what is ideal is a conceit available to those who’ve never had leadership experience in a real bureaucracy. Being an autocrat does not prepare one for this.

      • HogeyeGrex

        If it weren’t for the fact that I’m going to get scorched alongside, I’d relish watching these fuckbuckets getting consumed by the flames of their own arson. As it stands, it will be cold comfort, but I’ll take what comfort I can get.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          As a former carrier of the secret flame of bureaucratic Arnor, I wish you little scorching and much health and prosperity. May the Balrog be consumed with votes.

      • BrianW

        “When you come at the King Deep State, you better not miss.”

    • everstar

      I went back and watched the Daily Show segment on Alberto Gonzales testifying in front of the judiciary committee about his utter lack of memory with regard to the US Attorneys being fired. My favorite part, in retrospect, was the bit at the end where Jeff Sessions grills him on why his memory is so bad.

      Poor Jeff! He was warned: become Attorney General and you lose your memory!

  • Bell the Blind Tiger MCD
  • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

    Cillizza has a hot take on this whole thing.

    https://twitter.com/CillizzaCNN/status/953317571683667971

    • gnomemansanisland

      Wow, he must have studied logic in the college that had the temerity to give him a degree.

    • SDGeoff3

      Thank you, Mr. Holmes.

    • Victoria Ricola

      Yeah. It was his mom.

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Hillary created this poisonous environment….in 3..2…1…

    • Bub the very stable zombie

      Oh thank you Chris! Thank you! The “C” spotlight WORKED! (obviously)

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b1c1ae3f9e4cd461dc3625c36560e8cebb23db297b18d5a6a676d94d16961e7.jpg

    • msanthropesmr

      Cillizard is a bucket of warm spit.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      “And her initials are HRC.”
      Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the triumph of white male mediocrity.

    • JoeChristmas

      Cillizza is the Richard Cohen of our time.

  • M.E. Lawrence

    Wo. Just heard C.B. speak his piece. He used to ramble a bit, but he nailed it here.

  • bbayliss

    Shorter white house doc:
    “I’ve got some bad news, there’s no organic excuse, it’s just stupidity.”

  • Jimh

    Yow. That’s gonna leave a mark.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    But she seems so nice. Almost even Norwegian.

    • Mike Minden

      I was thinking more Laplander.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Lapdancer at this point.

    • Toomush Stability

      She’s just a moll, see!…They were talking tough!..

  • OutOfOrbit

    IT IS OVUH!

  • Mentally Stable Ron

    And the doc bails. And Poot Lips is brought in to bat clean-up.

    • Victoria Ricola

      Keepin’ it short because they asked the doctor so many questions. That seems legit.

      • Mentally Stable Ron

        Lots of questions. No believable answers.

  • CripesAmighty

    OT–Jesus! Do they have this doctor’s daughter in the basement of the Lubyanka?

    • MynameisBlarney

      Yanno…
      Considering who this administration is in cahoots with, that is not entirely outside the realm of possibilities.

    • alpacapunchbowl

      Is he an old guy who figures he’s going to retire after this anyway so it doesn’t matter if he destroys his credibility and job prospects?

  • OrG

    I think she’s lying. I think she DOES remember what dotard said.

  • La forza del resistino

    Don’t worry lady, hubby has the butt cushion ready for when you get home and a glass of chilled Xanax.

  • Fartknocker

    Kristjen, President Obama remembered lots of stuff because he had a Blackberry, and he also used a teleprompter. It’s OK to use some technology to help you remember important things. I’m sure the DHS IT folks have some sweet technology.

  • bbayliss

    GAAAAH the color of that dress!!!!!
    I’ve never seen an outhouse that color before

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

      He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…

    • proudgrampa

      And has the vapors, I do declare!

    • SDGeoff3

      Oh please, girl.

    • Pisto75666

      Hate to break it to you Miss Lindsey, that guy never existed.

      • Gosala

        Miss Lindsey, hat guy, never existed.

        Sounds like an avant garde existentialist absurdist off off off Broadway musical that folded after two nights.

        • Pisto75666

          I would’ve watched the HELL out of it too. LMAO (my brain goes faster than my typing skills sometimes.)

        • mailman27

          Needz moar Zero Mostel.

          • Gosala, a Girther

            Zero was not available. The production stars his son: One Mostel

    • elviouslyqueer

      Oh girl, take a damn seat.

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      So Lindsey since McCain is possibly dying you forgot all about him and went with the guy who said “I like people who where not captured”? What a great friend you are.

    • OrG

      You’re drunk lindsey,go home.

    • Everrett Fanuelli
    • Zippy W Pinhead

      bullshit Miss Lindsey. You know damn well the guy you’re talking about never existed…

      • Paperless Tiger

        Well, they did say there was a little Trump and a big Trump, and the weird part is, that was supposed to explain something.

    • Mr. Blobfish
    • Jennaratrix

      Well, since that president was an illusion…

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      You were golfing with the wrong guy. You need to golf with Kelly and Miller, since they are The Deciders

    • OneYieldRegular

      Really, Lindsey, save it. That is more drama than I ever saw either on or off stage at the Queen Mary on Ventura Boulevard. “That guy” didn’t go anywhere. He’s the same as he’s always been, and it’s way past time for your costume change.

    • mailman27

      Lindsey Graham is a dishonest power-hungry creep. The entire DC Republican party doesn’t share a conscience among ’em. I can remember when the Reeps had Nelson Rockefeller and John Lindsay (on account of I’m really fucking old) and even the occasional Susan Collins when she was still saddled with a troublesome ethical code. tl;dr Fuck ’em all. Each & every one.

  • MynameisBlarney

    OT, but today in “EEEEEEEEEW!!!!” News.

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141963015

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk
      • everstar

        Not enough money in the world. [shudder]

    • Nasty Woman Persisted
    • proudgrampa

      If THIS is what brings him down, I’m all for it.

      • MynameisBlarney

        At this point, I don’t give a damn what scandal finally takes him the fuck out of office.

      • alpacapunchbowl

        It won’t.

      • Rebel Scum with permit

        It won’t.

      • Jennaratrix

        Not gonna happen. We may actually be stuck with him for the full term. I can’t believe I just typed that.

    • janecita

      I find it kind of sad that a billionaire had a year long relationship with a sex worker:-(

      Ps. I hope that she got paid really well before each encounter.

      • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

        I hope she got rabies shots before interacting with that thing.

        • janecita

          And I hope that he used condoms during sex. This is how unsuspecting wives get STIs.

      • hudson

        perhaps, she was the last thing he saw?

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        It is sad, but if he tried to be less of a braggart and more of a more humble person, a woman might like him for himself. As he is, only a well paid woman will have sex with him.

    • Major^3 Andre

      Didn’t anybody ever tell her, Cash up FRONT, motherfuckers.

    • hudson

      whatever, Ms. Daniels has more moral fibre than Ms. Nielsen. Ms. Daniels stands up to her own experience.

      PS: Those preachy orange-faced religious leaders should also take note.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I’m not calling her moral fibre into question….
        Just “EEEW-ing” about the fact that she bumped uglies with turmp for a year.

        • hudson

          well, that’s her business. as the godfather said, we don’t get to question how a man makes his $$. it’s what he stands for in sum totality is what is important.

          • MynameisBlarney

            0_o

          • hudson

            no confusion ya. (apparently that’s what 0_o means)

            so vito corleone didn’t want to get involved in narcotics because he taught it had the potential to destroy the core of the nation.

            some of us did not want to vote for potus because we thaught that would destroy the core of the nation.

            ultimately all of us are bastards, but some of us can occasionally think beyond “what’s it in for me”.

    • Steely_Fan

      My shocked face is getting a real workout today.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I think we’re going to have “resting shocked face” after this.

  • Bub the very stable zombie

    Two hundred and thirty nine pounds. Two hundred and thirty nine pounds! TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE POUNDS?!?!?

    BULLSHIT!!! His ASS is two hundred and thirty nine pounds!!

    • 239kg

      • DainBramage

        BOOM! Metric system for the win!

      • hudson

        ~ 478 pounds + ~50 pounds = ~528 pounds.

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      I am 6’4″ and even when I weighted 250lbs I wasn’t as big as Trump is.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Maybe we’re being too hard on the guy.
        It’s his tiny little hands that make him look like a fat ass.

        • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

          “Your small hands don’t make your ass look big, your big ass makes your ass look big.”

      • Asterix

        The camera puts 10 pounds on you…

        • Red Richmond

          So what, he ate 10 cameras?

          • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

            Try the new McCamera! Comes with dipping sauces!

    • MynameisBlarney

      That’s just ONE ass cheek.

    • Thiazin Red

      Of course, would anyone expect otherwise from this administration than to lie about the results of a physical? Odds that Donnie wrote it himself?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Too many big words and complete sentences.

        • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

          As was pointed out, in the report the doctor misspelled his own name and used the title “Dr.” instead of the more usual “MD”.

    • Me not sure

      *Ass weight only. Some settling may occur.

    • onedollarjuana

      I’ve been watching sumo wrestling lately, and aside from the muscles, I don’t see much difference.

    • Unstable Genius Roni Raven

      I think he just transposed the numbers. He meant to say 329 pounds.

      • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

        392. It’s always 392.

    • DainBramage

      239 lbs on Mars. Weight, not mass.

    • Gosala

      A transparent and unnecessary lie that negates the whole report. The doctor saved his job and ruined his reputation.

      • Fire and Fury Demme

        Any chance that the doc is trying to save his rep. by giving us this absurd weight that only a drooling Trump supporter would believe?

        Nah…nevermind.

      • Unstable Genius Roni Raven

        That’s the thing. I don’t get it. Anyone can see that 239 isn’t accurate, so why should we believe anything else the doctor said?

    • Fire and Fury Demme

      I have weighed that, and I KNOW he does not weigh 239!

      • Jennaratrix

        That’s not a whole lot more than my (weight-lifting) 5’8″ husband weighs, and I remember thinking when I read it that there’s no WAY that was right. Dampnut is easily pushing 300 pounds.

        • HarpyLibtart

          Yep, my OH is a semi-pro strongman and he’s 6’3″ and 307 pounds in the off-season (so he’s carrying a bit of extra belly flab) – there is no way Trump is under 300, fat as he is.
          And why is someone in ‘excellent cardiac health’ on cholesterol meds?

    • FlownΩver
    • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

      And a BP of 112/74, with a resting heart rate of 68? If he regularly exercised, maybe. But a heart rate that low with his sedentary lifestyle is a warning sign of bradycardia.

      • Gosala

        there was an episode of McHale’s Navy where McHale had to take a physical he knew he couldn’t pass. He sent Virgil, the show’s hunk, in his place.

        This reminds me of that.

        • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

          So, not enough oxygen to the brain?

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        There is no way that is his actual blood pressure, perhaps while sleeping.

    • NorthernSaber

      And he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive tests, also too. I would assume we have a doctor or two here in the Wonketeriat- is it NOT a crime of some sort to knowingly spew bullshit about the fitness of the most powerful man on Earth?

      • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

        As I think UncleTravelingMatt said on another thread, the doctor doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room. He says the President’s in poor health, the stock market craters and everyone panics because we have someone with one foot in the grave running things. I think he could have done better if he hadn’t spoken in specifics that are so easily debunked just by the ol’ Mark I eyeball test.

        • Gosala

          I get the political calculation, but I think the business community and the citizenry deserve (and can handle) the truth.

          Wasn’t there a West Wing episode or twelve about exactly this sort of thing?

    • Bub the very stable zombie

      Tweeted this two days ago. Question answered:
      https://twitter.com/woody_tobias/status/952798862040846336

    • Cat Cafe

      I am 5 2″ and I have been at a place where I can see 239 just over the horizon and there is NO FUCKING WAY that fat turd is 239! The dude is pushing 350 at the least! Also, I doubt he’s even over 6′ ! I mean, everything is such a weird Orwellian lie, how is this even a discussion? How is the news media and everyone else not just laughing? It’s so fucking obvious!

      I mean, it’s worse than obvious–it’s so fucking insulting! Do they really think we are all that fucking stupid?

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        Well his “base” is, and that is the intended audience.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        The BMI is based on height and weight. Spot him a couple of inches, get a couple more pounds leeway.

    • Lord Jim

      Believe me. That lardbucket weighs not ONE OUNCE less than 350lbs. I’m pretty porky muh damn self, and I know.

  • Me not sure

    When Durbin asked Neilsen if Lindsey Graham’s “tough words” mirrored those of the President, which said she could not remember, she responded that he used the same words as Trump. SNAP! The trap closes.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Jesus fuck. Isn’t lying under oath punishable anymore?

      • marxalot

        Not since we got the most contemptible Congress in decades.

        • Rebel Scum with permit

          IOKYAR

  • ImGoingBacon

    Is Cory taken? asking for a friend.

  • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

    Why does the troll downthread claim to be agreeing with us but was just “quizzing” to see if we would say verbatim the actual word “dog whistle”? Is this like that “radical Islamic terror” magic-words BS? Isn’t the whole point of a dog whistle that it’s implied and you don’t say it verbatim? How does saying the word dog whistle loudly make it any more or less of a dog whistle or any more or less racist? We all know he’s a racist; he proved it and has proven it over and over again, so… I really don’t see the logic of Macmxzlpykmactavishmacduckmachlosmacboatface or whatever its name is just nodding and saying “see, those people were right, the ones who said ‘dog whistle’. Other people didn’t say it, so didn’t get the ‘right answer’.” Are we playing Jeopardy or something? The $64 Pyramid?

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      Yeah it seems like the magic word bullshit.

    • Gosala

      For not a small number of people words are in fact magical. The vibrations of the sounds perfectly enunciated resonates with the natural frequencies of the cosmos and unlock eldritch forces.

    • everstar

      I haven’t any idea what they were trying to accomplish.

    • Me not sure
    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      I’d back you in, well, pretty much any debate. You often verbalize what I am thinking, but more concisely.

    • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

      I’m not a troll, I merely want everyone to think more precisely and not just be lazy and shout slogans at the bad people. By the way, “dog whistle” is also wrong, and I spoke too soon to give credit for that answer. It’s sort of true… but it’s also sort of a cheap answer, nothing more than a sound bite really. (Calling me a troll for challenging people to defend what they believe is another cheap and lazy sound bite, by the way.) Here is the right answer: just because a country is objectively a shithole, doesn’t mean it’s a shithole BECAUSE of the people who live there. And even if it was (dubious), people are not all the same. So even a shithole country fully of shitty people could have some really great people in it. Also, an objectively awesome country like Norway probably also contains a lot of idiots and psychopaths and criminals. So merit-based immigration, assuming that’s a good idea, shouldn’t be based on country of origin. That’s why doing so is, for the most part, illegal. Because excluding people based on country of origin amounts to saying “this group of people are all the same.” THAT’S WHAT RACISM IS. It isn’t about brown people and white people. In this country, we’ve been trained to think the issue is brown vs. white when really its about assuming people are all the same. That’s why we get our minds blown when we hear about ethnic conflicts between groups which, to us, both look black or both look white. BECAUSE IT”S ABOUT JUDGING PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS NOT AS GROUPS. I’ve been so brainwashed by this simplistic line of thinking that it took me a while to figure out what was bugging me about this whole idiotic shitholegate conversation. If the shithole countries Trump referred to were white shithole countries, this line of thinking would be just as wrong. If you don’t get that, you don’t really understand what racism is all about.

      I got some fairly good replies, maybe from people who have taken a philosophy class or two in their time. I also got some very disappointing, angry, insulting replies, which disappoints me. I think in general the level of discourse in the comments threads is rather low. That’s probably because the tone of the site is comedic and people want to get their own jokes in. But that doesn’t allow for a lot of nuance. It is rather alarming to be the target of some rather vile and petty insults, not even for disagreeing with people, but merely for expecting them to explain why they think what they think. I get that people are angry. I’m angry too. But can’t we do any better than that?

  • mardam422

    I’m in the Oval Office! Is that the President? Wow! I’ll remember this for the rest of my life. I was brought here to take part in a very important discussion. I should try to listen carefully and if someone asks me to give my two cents, I’ll do my best because this is a very important meeting in the Oval Office!!!
    Is the President saying something? How should I know?

    • HogeyeGrex

      To be fair, he is the first person in the room I’d probably tune out.

      I, however, am not a fucking cabinet member.

      • jowgajen

        She may have simply not found the comment remarkable.

        • DainBramage

          Just normal Republican only locker room talk.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    About fucking time. Well done, Cory!

  • nightmoth

    So glad I sent some campaign dollars to Cory Booker. Yell at her for me, as well, Senator!

  • OrdinaryJoe

    No mercy.

  • Gosala

    I think I’m in love.

  • PersianOregano

    Well Cory just went up a notch or two in my own personal 2020 rankings/wish list

    • TundraGrifter

      Did you see the documentary about his campaign to become major of Baltimore? Very interesting and highly recommended.

      • PersianOregano

        Umm could you mean mayor of Newark? If not his past is way more interesting than I knew.

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          Yeah but he also became Major of Baltimore.

      • ImGoingBacon

        Yes, I watched The Wire. It was awesome.

  • mrFawkes

    Meanwhile, here’s the esteemed gentleman from Utah…https://twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/953310521775788032

  • weejee

    Dickie Durban said that Miss Lindsey said that Kirstjen Nielsen was a shithole.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The Trump Administration is to governance as the 1962 New York Mets are to baseball.

  • amrak63

    I just blocked the Scottish chemical sealion.

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      Thanks for the advice. I just did too.

  • TundraGrifter

    Who has the worst memory – Donald J. Trump in a deposition, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions giving sworn testimony before Congress (he couldn’t recall how many times he’d said he couldn’t recall) or the Homeland Security Secretary. Nielsen ratings are DOWN.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Has anyone broken Alberto Gonzales’ 71 times yet?

      • everstar

        I believe Jeff Sessions has it on his “AG Goals” chart.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    So the talking point seems to be: “We have these meeting but we don’t much pay attention to what the president is saying because, well, you know….So we all bring work to do, send some text, check our stocks on our phone app and wait for him to stop babbling so he can stand up and have Kelly walk him to the door and we can go home. Who knows what he said.”

  • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

    OT: Just got a new Time in the mail (I know, it’s Koch news now but probably just going to let the subscription lapse). Front cover.

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2018/01/TIME-cover-trump-edel-768×1024.jpg

    • proudgrampa

      Hair on fire of the year.

      • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

        Damn, that pants fire sure got out of control!

        • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

          Trump would never in a bazillion lifetimes be a Wonker. But I don’t think he knows what pants are either.

    • Steely_Fan

      Should have been his pants.

  • proudgrampa

    Pretty easy to see where Senator Booker got his persistence: African AND Irish.

    Lots of shithole, there!

  • JohnBull

    Not sorry, either. Racist assholes really need to be treated accordingly. Looking at you Laura Ingraham. Except she’s rather hard to look at.

    • John Thorstensen

      On the surface, Laura Ingraham is not bad looking. It’s deep down inside where she’s ugly.

    • everstar

      It’s not the looking at her that’s difficult; it’s the part where you turn to stone.

      • mailman27

        And the listening. Dear God, the listening!!!

  • maxneanderthal

    Kirstjen Neilsen? Wasn’t she in “Red Sonja”?

    • Ms. MLG on Maui

      I loved that movie when I was a kid.

      • maxneanderthal

        Could do with Arnie getting Hyperborean on her ass…

        • Ms. MLG on Maui

          I remember absolutely nothing about the movie other than that I loved Red Sonja herself. It’s been 30 years!

        • Me not sure

          Crom and cram sound remarkably similar when spoken by Ahnold.

  • Jennaratrix

    I’m not sorry. Every asshole in this administration, down to the lowliest staffer, signed up. And if they didn’t realize what they were signing up for – well, they should have, and in any case, they know now. No sympathy, not one shred. I’ll save it for those of us who DIDN’T sign up for this bullshit and for the people who are suffering under this bullshit with little or no recourse.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    You know what’s really funny? The Swedes are laughing their blond heads off because Dumbshit is saying we want more Norwegians. If you have ever lived for any amount of time in Sweden, you’ll understand.

    • proudgrampa

      In Sweden, they tell “How many Norwegians does it take to screw in a lightbulb” jokes.

      • maxneanderthal

        A Norwegian, a Swede and a Dane are invited to a party. Swede brings wine, Dane brings beer, Norwegian brings his brother…

        • ImGoingBacon

          you’ll have to explain that one. Unless the brother is subbing in for a sheep.

      • Fire and Fury Demme

        “What do the Swedes have that the Norwegians don’t have?”
        “Good neighbors.”

        Joke told by a Norwegian violinist to hundreds of listeners at a concert at the music conservatory I attended. (The only thing he said.)

    • Guinnessmonkey

      So… What’s really funny is that the racist who wants more Scandinavians wants the wrong kind of Scandinavians according to racist Swedes? Um, ok.

      I’ll never forget the time that a Swede told me that “nigger jokes” aren’t racist because Sweden doesn’t have a legacy of racism like the United States does. So it’s their lack of racism which somehow makes their obvious racism not racist.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    HE WENT GOLFING, YOU TWIT! Don’t stand there and feed us this cock and bull story!

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/953383752427716608

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      “Every day is MLK Day in the Trump Whit House!”

    • Rebel Scum with permit

      I would be ok if he went to a ceremony in the morning and went golfing, or to Costco, cleaned the garage, or whatever in the afternoon. That’s what America does. But Presidents are supposed to do ceremonial things. It’s part of the job.

      • everstar

        Just wait, soon they’ll claim it was ceremonial golf.

        • alpacapunchbowl

          Dr. King loved golf. He was on his way to play a quick nine when he was murdered. /s

          • everstar

            “Par at last, par at last, thank God almighty I’ve scored par at last!”

          • thixotropic jerk

            “Not many people know this, people are talking about it though, Dr. King was my caddie on my own first golf course, it’s true, it’s really, really true, he was terrific just the best he would encourage me to ‘have a dream’ and I did almost got a shithole in one that day just amazing, incredible, stupendous, fantastic, plus a whole bunch of other superlatives I don’t recall right now, but hey, look where that dream got me today, right, am I right? Did you try a piece of the Lake Malarkey Choco King cake? So moist so MAGA so Martin MAGA King!!!!”

    • fredoandme

      when do those projects begin to BENEFIT us?

      never?

      just as i suspected.

    • weighmaster

      Apparently, “projects and events” is now the euphemism for golfing. I’m going with that.

      • Ling Ling

        Competes w/”executive time”

        • weighmaster

          I thought “executive time” meant twittering on the toilet?

          • RobGinChicago

            No, that’s try to find the monkey, spank the monkey time.

    • SDGeoff3

      Well, precious, we’ve given you a year full of days, and you had a chance yesterday to take a particularly nice one and at least save a little face. You’ll never get it.

    • Jimh

      Yeah… and I’m sure EVERY day is EARTH day, you fucking turds.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    Okay, I’m a bit cranky. But I’m so over having women described as “bitches”. And having balls be equated with courage. And Lindsey Graham being “denigrated” by using a feminine honororific. Wtf, people?

    We are better than this.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      That’s “Miss Lindsay” to you!

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I genuinely find this unamusing.

        • Everrett Fanuelli

          It’s not so much a gender thing as it refers to Grahams southern roots and comparing him to a southern belle a la Scarlett O’Hara when he says he’s “concerned” and “troubled.”

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Right. Because using “miss” is not gendered.

          • Wonky “TransgenderFetus” McGoo

            Yeah, it’s more of a gay thing. Not defending, just pointing out.

        • fredoandme

          right. it’s more than implying that equating him to a woman is an insult.

          don’t like that myself.

          he’s rotten and he’s a man.

          • MsEdgyNation

            Equating him to a woman is an insult to women.

    • (((Sedagive)))

      I usually substitute “gonads” for balls. Equally satisfying.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        I could live with that.

        • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

          Rhode Island School of Design has a hockey team called the Nads. They did this so that fans would cheer for the team by shouting “Go Nads!”

          Wonkette would like them. Their mascot is a penis. His name is Scrotie.

          https://www.americaninno.com/boston/risds-mascot-is-a-penis-go-nads/

          • everstar

            Doesn’t that team name imply they can be defeated by a quick upward jerk of the knee?

          • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

            Probably, lol. But, they’re RISD kids, so their thing is more art and colorful fun. They’re obviously not taking sportsball or sportspuck all that seriously as a competition. Sort of like the college version of Globetrotter-style comedy basketball.

          • everstar

            Ah, I see.

    • Fire and Fury Demme

      I understand what you’re saying.

      However, I think all the “Miss Lindsey” talk is more about his hypocritical stands against gay members of our society.
      For example: I hate when football coaches refer to their players as “ladies,” (implying that they are weak, or whatever), but I don’t think the Lindsey Graham stuff is like that.

    • Sakonyachen

      I agree with you about the balls. And Lindsey sorta, even though it’s so easy to do that I’m sure it’s in my history. I very rarely use bitch, possibly more with men than women as if that’s somehow better. In the case of someone using willful ignorance to defend racism, I won’t use it myself, but I won’t be too upset with the person who used it.

    • Ms. MLG on Maui

      I completely understand.

  • like really RESISTLY GHERKINS!

    Why is it racist to characterize some countries “shitholes” and to want fewer immigrants from those countries?

    Because if the Trumpers truly meant they wanted “merit based immigration” it wouldn’t matter what was right or wrong with the immigrant’s country of origin, as long as the immigrant had “merit.”

    By expressing disdain towards these specific nations, and wanting fewer immigrants from there is putting a big fat lie to the excuse that they want only immigrants with “merit.”

    Because one of the “merits” they’re looking for? Obviously “white.”

    • HogeyeGrex

      Every. Time. I hear the word meritocracy coming from one of these turds:

      I remember back in the late ’90s when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture to an economic philosophy class I was taking. It was a great lecture, made more so by the fact that the class was only about ten or twelve students and we got got ask all kinds of questions and got a lot of great, provocative answers. Anyhow, Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol back either during the first Bush administration. The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics. Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student; how he talked to Pat Moynihan, then Nixon’s domestic policy adviser, and got William an internship at The White House; how he talked to friends at the RNC and secured a job for William after he got his Harvard Ph.D.; and how he arranged with still more friends for William to teach at UPenn and the Kennedy School of Government. With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. “I oppose it”, Irving replied. “It subverts meritocracy.”

      • John Thorstensen

        Are you saying that Bill Kristol’s blinding brilliance and penetrating insight would not have gotten him those jobs on merit? Well, my stars.

        • Steely_Fan

          This is my shocked face.

    • Vel Venturi

      Thank you for putting into words what I have not been able to express adequately.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Presumably, General Kelly works with this woman—she served as his aide long before rising to her current position—because she’s as incredibly racist as he is, and not simply because she’s incredibly stupid (she doesn’t seem stupid) or merely because she’s an autocratic bitch (she does seem to be kind of an autocratic bitch)..

    • OutOfOrbit

      Uh oh b-word slap in 3…2…

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        I refuse to give up the word. Had this conversation with the daughters. We talked through “cunt” as well. Refuse to give it up either. And people who want to slap me are going to do so, which is fine.

        • Guinnessmonkey

          You had a conversation with your children about how important it was for you to continue to label women with gendered insults? Um, ok then.

        • everstar

          “Sorry, girls. I love you and support you, but it’s more important to me to be able to continue using a word implying being a woman is fundamentally denigrating.”

          • C4TWOMAN

            But we do. I do, admitedly I usually reserve b and c words for MALES of the alt right persuasion…

          • everstar

            I use ’em myself, but a) I try not to use them in areas where I know they’re not welcome, and b) I’m aware that my use of gendered insults is somewhat hypocritical and self-defeating of me. Not that said awareness makes it better, but there you are.

          • C4TWOMAN

            This is my general strategy minus the guilt. Over thinking how to deal with assholes–is that next?–means you’ve lost the advantage. It’s a bad habit I try never to fall into.
            Though its a fair enough guideline when discussing things among allies.

          • everstar

            I’m working on feeling less guilty, but I feel bad it’s taking so long.

          • C4TWOMAN

            :D

          • Jennaratrix

            Cunt as the Brits use it is good, but most here in Murka don’t get it. Calling an asshole guy a gendered slur for a woman may seem like it’s okay, but it’s really adding an extra layer; not only are you a jerk, but you’re a jerk like a GIRL, which implies that even just being a girl is somehow worse.

            I know I’m way over-thinking this, but I’ve been struggling with bitch myself. I was of the “We’re taking it back!” mindset for a while, but now I just call my dogs bitches.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I will respect whatever the community decides, but I continue to use those words on the street and online as weapons because they work. Nothing takes the sails out of a smug would be predator than being told he needs to “stand down, cupcake”. Breaks all those thought processes in one fell swoop.

            Of course one does have to have the force to back it up IRL.

          • everstar

            I personally have tried to memorize choice selections from the Shakespearian insult generator.

          • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist
          • Jennaratrix

            See, but cupcake is okay! It’s not specifically gendered, in my opinion, and it doesn’t have the weight of centuries of oppression behind it. I mean, at least as far as I know. Others more well-versed in this can jump in and tell me if I’m wrong, but I think that’s a compromise that works. It implies weakness without necessarily being feminine.

            Or I’m still overthinking things. I don’t even know anymore.

          • thixotropic jerk

            depends, is the cupcake pink with sprinkles or blue with a dick? If this comment does not serve to lighten things up then perhaps I forgot the baking powder my bad.

          • Jennaratrix

            I giggled. Lightening things up is all to the good, I’ve been trying it with (bad) jokes this whole time.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Appreciated. You are a good person. And, yeah, I’m still cranky.

          • everstar

            If it has a dick on it, is it cream-filled?

          • Jennaratrix

            EW.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Sorry, “cupcake” used like that is the very mild form of dominant aggression that is distilled in bitch and cunt. It’s useful being in HIS mind he KNOWS what I mean, but doesn’t trigger the “omg bad language” crowd.
            But that depends on situation. Of course at the point I’m calling him a cunt, I’m ready to throw down, because if that doesn’t communicate he’s making the wrong assumptions, only a beat or throw down will.

          • Jennaratrix

            Then I guess you don’t get a pass for cupcake. I mean, you do you, but there’s a reason a lot of women react viscerally to bitch, and to me, that’s reason enough to avoid it. Throwing an extra “fuck you” in a guy’s face by implying that he’s a fucking GIRL on top of whatever else you’re trying to convey is problematic, and as long as people do it and it works, the connotation attached is never going to go away. You sound as if you’re well aware of the problems with using the language and are consciously deciding to use it in spite of, or maybe because of, those connotations. Just because it works, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

            Don’t take this as any sort of directive; I’m not trying to tell you want to do, I feel like we’re working our way through a sticky issue. I’ve been working out how I think about these things in these comments, so thank you for engaging.

          • WomanInThePersistence

            You are a good person. I react viscerally to “bitch”. Thanks for understanding that.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Yeah, it’s not a sticky issue. If someone it trying to start trouble you shut them down.

            Now It’s true I perhaps am not being clear between real life and Internets, but you can see from my comment history I don’t use these grenades lightly.

            And the result is I know I can be relied on to take care of business.

            It really sounds like your argument is on the lines of “don’t hit back because fighting is never right”. And that’s bullshit.

          • Jennaratrix

            Oh fuck no. I’m not that good of a person. But I’m not going to throw a grenade when a sniper shot will do.

          • C4TWOMAN

            And what makes you think I don’t know how to make that call?

          • Jennaratrix

            I’m done. I wasn’t looking to turn this into an argument, and I was careful to point out that I am NOT telling you what to say. I was working out how I feel about the use of “bitch” using your comments, and while I appreciate the conversation we’ve had to this point, and your comments on this site in general, I’m not going to go down this road.

          • C4TWOMAN

            Also too, I do not assume saying “bitch” equals female or calling them a girl. I recognize its a power move and if anything am highlighting they don’t have the power the thing they do.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            Or “I call just my dogs bitches?”

          • Jennaratrix

            Because they’re girls. Female dogs are bitches. It’s the scientifically correct term; but really, that was just a joke. I don’t even call my dogs bitches, they have names.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            Autocorrect Hell. Corrected.

            Oh. I was playing about it the grammatical placement of “just.” “Call just my days dogs bitches” is kinda like calling only my dogs bitches. “Just call my dogs bitches” could be that or could be, oh fuck it, I’ll just settle with calling my dogs bitches, without establishing who else might be a bitch also too

          • Jennaratrix

            Yeah, didn’t see the word placement, sorry. Humor is hard on the internets.

          • Beanz&Berryz

            Especially obscure grammatical humor buried in autocorrect typos

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I don’t even know how to respond to this.

          • Jennaratrix

            I haven’t gotten past shaking my head in disbelief yet.

          • C4TWOMAN

            I don’t even know what’s going on with who, whom or what. We call people b and c words here all the time, in CONTEXT, when fairly deserved. But there seems to be a kerfluffle I missed….

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Maybe I caused it. I’m just done with the word “bitch” being thrown around.

          • everstar

            I was thinking that it’s good to know that some people are willing to be killfiled rather than observe a community’s standards.

        • Beanz&Berryz

          I shy from the cunt chat with my daughters, but dick as a behavioral adjective we’ve discussed well. “Don’t be a dick” and such.

      • Ms. MLG on Maui

        You really shouldn’t be involving yourself in this, considering your penchant for referring to me as bitch. Seriously. It makes your apology seem…less than sincere.

        • Lord Jim

          WUT? Oh dear, I had not heard. I hate drama…

          • MynameisBlarney
          • Ms. MLG on Maui

            Nothing to worry about. I handled it, and will continue to do so. ;)

          • C4TWOMAN

            I think I’m leaving this sub thread….it’s the safest as there is no clear antagonists. Sure this isn’t the Open Thread?

          • WomanInThePersistence

            Darling, it’s always such a pleasure to see you here.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Im so over this. And may I say what a good person you are?

        • OutOfOrbit

          “penchant” ? you missed 1 word the 1 time i used the b-word with you and that 1 word shouted SNARK

          • Ms. MLG on Maui

            Here. Have this shovel.

      • WomanInThePersistence

        Really? Seriously, really?

  • Paperless Tiger

    It sounds like they were having a real nice meeting up until the brawl broke out.

    • ImGoingBacon

      the Thrilla on the Hilla

    • elviouslyqueer

      And then the murders began.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      “And what was the incident that triggered the brawl?”

      “You know- for the life of me, I just can’t remember.”

      • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

        “Any witnesses?”
        “In this neighborhood? You couldn’t get a witness to a sunrise.”

        • everstar

          Now I’m imagining noon. “How did that ball of fire get up in the sky?” “WE HAVE NO IDEA.”

        • Rooster Cogburn105

          I don’t know nothin’ ’bout nothin’, copper, I was just sitting here, then boom! The sun was all around, man!

    • Baconzgood

      It sounds like my family’s Christmas dinner. Except most of the dudes weren’t piss drunk and no football was on the TV.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Rebel Scum with permit

      Ah the cat and dead mouse thing, but with penguins.

      • MynameisBlarney

        Ayup.

    • Rooster Cogburn105

      Is that the Official Seal of the Party for eating thing’s faces off?

      • MynameisBlarney

        It is now by golly!

  • hudson

    what should the immigration in the US be based on?
    #1. race
    #2. “merit”
    #3. need (immigrant in threat of life at place of origin)
    #4. religion (proxy. MLK was a christian and was still subjected to absurd scrutiny)
    #5. other

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      2+3=5, so those, Katie. The others (race/religion) are discriminatory. Personally, I’m in favor of NAFTA becoming Europeanized and us welcoming Mexico in as an equal partner with Schengen-style freedom of movement. It’s blatantly obvious why we’re nicer to Canada.

  • Proud Liberal

    OT, but this is what a 6’3″, 240 lb man looks like. DT’s doctor lied.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6f9e3d2529e13dca49f3fc23bc5c69d4917dc1e9f0ac345b71f7ac37cca1a88.jpg

    • hudson

      facts are facts, you don’t have to apologize for them.

    • C4TWOMAN

      To be fair, this man is mostly muscle and Trump has a great deal of fat. It does make a difference on how it looks. I would add, assuming these figures ar correct, Id guess this a man either slightly taller or weighs closer to 220, just eyeballing.

      • SpideySenser

        Agreed. As a 5’6” female, I can safely attest that being 24 and weighing 120 lbs is very different than being 64 and weighing 125 pounds. Yes, I have managed to stay in shape due mostly to excellent genes and a bit of work, but the gravity and loss of muscle is what will getcha. More muscle, less inches when younger. I get the point, but the young man’s (pictured) height and weight are not comparable to a 70 year old with the same stats. Not defending Agent Orange and his full of shit MD, but facts is facts.

        • C4TWOMAN

          LOL we’re the same hieght. If you’ve read the thread you’ve seen my other figures, reposing them looks like bragging. #120 was a long time ago, about what I weighed in the service. At the time it was okay, but I didn’t really feel strong until I was at least #130-135.

          Agent Orange is clearly fudging things.

    • Aunt PithyPat

      Is it wrong and objectifying to say “hubba hubba?!”

      • Proud Liberal

        Not at all!

    • Kryptonian Canis

      How weird Trump is always exactly one pound under the weight that would be considered as obese for a man his height. I guess it’s just a coincidence.

      • Beanz&Berryz

        He takes off his wig for the official weighing.

        • thixotropic jerk

          “That was no wig, that was my ferret!”
          ~Ferret Farmer Freddie, less one ferret

        • Rooster Cogburn105

          Shaking out the Shar-Pei folds probably good for a few pounds of skin flakes and stuff

    • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

      The Dr is dyslexic. He meant to say that trump is 293.

      • everstar

        Are you sure it’s not 923?

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      I say that’s a strapping young lad.

    • Rooster Cogburn105

      But they’re both carbon-based life forms, so the same, right?

  • Rick Hill

    Well, trump’s people are all the best people….CEOs and such who are very good at not amembering stuffs. Must be why they can earn gamillions of Ameros a year

  • I sometimes think it’s a damn shame there’s not another continent on this planet we could ship these people to, to let them have their own little “utopia” and not bother the rest of us. Or nuke it until it glows if they do. One of them.

    • 🍁 Møøse Fuddlin’ Girl Guide 🍁

      I think Greenland is uninhabitable. Or maybe Newt had the right idea with that moon base after all.

    • ImGoingBacon

      Isn’t there one in South America?

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Take a page out of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and shoot them into the Sun!

  • TundraGrifter

    “I’m going to remember this for, like, as long as I can!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Wi3A3skb0

    • Lambsendbeds

      I love Julie Brown.

    • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

      Bee ell aye en dee!

      • TundraGrifter

        “I’m a blonde
        “B-L- …whatever!”

  • BMW

    Are we still supposed to hate Cory Booker?

    • alpacapunchbowl

      We can admire him for this and be mad at him for being in the pocket of pharmaceutical companies.

      • Robyn Ryan

        Gotta have standards. And oversight.

  • BigBoppa ~ Résistent

    And then, Corey Booker officially entered his name into The Legislative Badass competition.

  • Mel & Omah

    I saw a bit of it, looked like Cory overplayed his 2 sevens and a queen. Looked like “Days of my Children’s Hospital”. But she is Norwegian!

  • Duke

    “Look, I’m trying to have a career here.”

    • thixotropic jerk

      perzaxctly

  • WeaselPoo

    I’m sure our Fourth Estate will devote some time to this exchange and Kamala Harris’s too (?), but I wonder how many will note that this woman is the DHS Chief? A very serious job of great consequence headed by another unqualified Trump toady. There are enough players involved in Shitholegate already and enough evidence to be done with this already—Trump is a racist who hires racists.
    But this woman is clearly lying under oath, is bad at it, is complicit in racism but is also playing dumb AND is actually stupid and yet is in charge of DHS—and that’s a more significant scandal IMHO.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      A whole steenkin’ pile of shithole.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I think this one isn’t completely unqualified? But she *is* a Drumpf toady.

      • DrBigHead

        She is highly qualified to be doing what Trump wants her to do — sit in front of a Senate committee and lie her ass off.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Working in this administration is toxic to their future employment, and doubtless many believe they should do it because no one else will. But bit by bit, their sense of dignity and service is being corrupted by attempting to control an irresponsible fool. The Congressional GOP is corrupted by the delusion that they can set their “conservative” agenda and ignores the destruction being brought about. So now some of the Republican #NeverTrumpers are openly wanting the GOP to loose at least one House in the Fall.

      I am seeing things I never imagined could happen.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Bannon refused to cooperate at the House intelligence committee today- so they subpoena’d his ass

    • everstar

      Couldn’t happen to a nicer gelatinous mass.

    • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

      LOCK THE FUCKER UP!

    • DrBigHead

      And now they are arguing when Executive privilege takes effect. And you can bet your ass the Republicans are arguing it began the day after the election.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        At conception.

  • thixotropic jerk

    “Based on comments I don’t recall I’ve decided to raise the threat in the Oval Office to ‘Shithole Orange'”
    ~Trümpflande Sekurity Scandie Blonde

  • Rasilom

    Not sorry. That stupid idiot woman deserves all she gets from the commity and more. So very fucking much more. I would call her a stupid fucking moran but that there would be moran libelz…

    • WomanInThePersistence

      She deserves all the censure.

    • SpideySenser

      And redundant.

  • Wookie Monster

    In certain cultures, she would be expected to commit ritual suicide after the dressing down she got from Senator Booker.

  • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

    And you accepted a job in the Trump administration heading into Year Two, which means you knew with 100% certainty what you were getting into when you signed up.

    THIS. Anyone who takes a job for Trump should expect a world of pain for covering up his shitholery.

  • Sophia

    Looks like someone hit Cory”s I’ve had enough of this shit button. Glad to see it. Needs to happen more often

    • ((( Augustus )))

      that is some seriously powerful stuff, good on him!

    • Toomush Stability

      Just think if all Democratic Congresscritters could go off like that every day between now and November…

      • M.E. Lawrence

        Just to cheer up our household, I might start keeping a written list of
        Dem Pols With Proven Guts: e.g., Booker, Feinstein, Harris, Lieu,
        Schiff, Warren, Waters, etc. Partial list, of course, but it needs to
        steadily grow and grow and grow…

        • Then after the mid-terms, start checking them out for presidential qualities.

        • Toomush Stability

          Might add Stabenow…

      • I’d rather they didn’t have to.

  • Robyn Ryan

    She bolloxed the FEMA response to Katrina.

    • Begin Anew Day

      She is going to give blond women a bad name if she is not careful.

      • Rasilom

        Why was the blond woman stairing into the freezer at the grocery store so intently? The orange juice can said concentrait…. I’ll show myself out now…

  • Jon Sussex

    She should be shunned like the name Trump on a Riverside Blvd condo.

  • Nasty Candy Apple

    MARRY ME RIGHT NOW, COREY BOOKER!

    It’s okay if you’re married already, that’s how we do things here in Utah.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Sincere ignorance? Pah! How about *willful* ignorance? Willful ignorance is gonna get people killed.

  • ziggywiggy

    She had a serious eye roll when Sen. Booker was speaking. She fits right in with the rest of the swamp critters.

    • ziggywiggy
      • M.E. Lawrence

        It’s called playing to the base like a 13-year-old.

      • DrV57

        She forgot the hair flip.

    • 12Feliciene

      I would have done the same listening to a maniac.

      • MANGO CRIMES

        You accidentally wrote “maniac” instead of “minority” there, KKKomrade.

      • ziggywiggy

        You are mistaken, she wasn’t responding to trump.

      • glennisw

        Comparing Neilson to you doesn’t do her any favors, I hope you realize that.

      • Heyzeus Ahchay

        I’m sure you roll your eyes whenever anyone smarter than you says ANYthing (your eyes must be really tired all of the time).

  • bobbie127

    Ms. Nielson-Complicit had her talking points: Use the word “tough” vs. “sh*thole” dear girl. But thanks to Sen. Booker, she left the room covered in dirt. That’s what happens when you get down in the mud with Donald Trump.

    • Rachel Book Harlot

      She likes being dirty.

    • splashy79

      They are saying “tough language” to try to make it sound like these men talking that way is them being strong, when in reality it’s them being weak.

      • 12Feliciene

        They all talk that way. Obama was heard speaking vulgarity but, of course, the media didn’t care as they are very selective. What double standard. If you don’t think, politicians don’t talk tough in private meetings, you are a fool.

        • MANGO CRIMES

          “Treason is fine because OBAMA!” is not an argument that will convince anyone that you’re not a racist traitor, on account of you are clearly a racist traitor.

          I hope that helps!

        • Magnificent Mopery.

          Citation, fuckhead. Obama never did anything to disgrace the office, and Lardbucket Shithole disgraces it every single day.

        • glennisw

          Citation, please. And no, “Google it” doesn’t count.

          Also – smart politicians, who are looking for bi partisan accord, don’t talk trash even in private meetings, especially when the purpose of their trash-talk is to express their own personal biases about the people whom their policies will affect.

          This was not a strategic, LBJ tough language moment, to try to persuade someone to his get in line with his position. This was a totally personal, inner-gut-reaction, infantile “id” moment “I’m afraid and disgusted by those kind of people.”

          This was a revelation of Trump’s character. Not a tactical argument.

  • Daniel Hooper

    Definitely a, “Sorry, not sorry” feeling for what this Trump toady is being subjected to.

  • Marceline

    Yeah maybe this is racist but knowing that part of the reason we have Trump is because of white feminism, I really enjoyed watching Blonde Cordelia Chase get read the riot act by a mullatto.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Don’t know about the feminism part (conservative-white-female idiocy, perhaps), but I did enjoy hearing Booker give her hell. I liked him in New Jersey, and I like him even more in D.C.

      • YourMom

        He’s catching on with this westerner.

    • cordelia chase is a demon.

      i am just saying.

    • splashy79

      Nope, it’s not white feminism. It’s white religious right wing people, who hate feminism in all it’s iterations. It’s white men, and the women whose lives and minds they control with religion.

      • Marceline

        White feminism and “white religious right wing people” are pretty much kissing cousins. In both cases it’s about privilege. Women like Jill Stein and Susan Sarandon knew they had less to lose so they didn’t care who got hurt.

    • oldmechanician

      don’t know who either of those people are but I have concern about using the term “a mullatto” to refer to a person. I prefer adjectives instead of nouns to describe people. Such as black or African American instead of negro. I like to think persons happen rather than being some thing or other. But then I’m just an old cranky iconoclast.

      • Hazel Blumberg

        I believe that “mulatto” was last used as a racial category during the Civil War years. Perhaps the writer is from the Deep South and therefore loathes the people she’s encountered there. I live in the Deep South, and it’s a very difficult place to live if you do not subscribe to the beliefs of the local populace. I persist, like you, in thinking of people as people.

    • sarafina

      It’s not feminism of any color. It’s self-interest, trying to keep her job. Your racist characterization is also offensive.

      • Marceline

        White feminism IS self interest.

        • Hazel Blumberg

          Huh??????? It doesn’t matter what color one is. Anyone can be a feminisst. If you aren’t one, the I suggest you think about becoming one. Only then will all of us, together, get rid of horrors like trump. If you refuse to vote the same way that another person does simply because of her color, then I feel sorry for you. We have no control whatsoever over our skin color, and our skin color does not determine our political beliefs. If women of all colors will not work together, then all of us are doomed. I’m sorry that you’ve evidently had bad experiences with white women. But generalizing about all of us because of your bad experiences is tantamount to white women generalizing about black women. And I doubt you would like it if we did.

          • Marceline

            You seem to be under the impression “white feminism” is a term I just made up to mean white women who are feminists. It’s not.It’s a documented phenomenon that has been an issue with the feminist movement since long before Trump. Here’s a good definition from this piece: https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/why-our-feminism-must-be-intersectional/

            “White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of color. It is ‘one size-fits all’ feminism, where middle class White women are the mold that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual White feminist, everywhere, always.”

            Once you get out of your #notallwhitewomen feelings you might want to do some research into the term. I also recommend googling “intersectionality” “a day without women” and “Susan Sarandon.”

        • sarafina

          What nonsense. And that pic you have on your account looks way more mullatto-like than mine or the DHS moron.

          • Marceline

            I’ll tell Wanda Sykes you said so.

    • Hazel Blumberg

      “White feminism” caused trump? I don’t think so. The white women who voted for trump are not feminists. They are self-hating white women who love to be pushed around and ground down by men. They think all that counts is their looks, and if their looks suck, then they rush off to a plastic surgeon. Sorry, but I am a white feminist (although American Nazis consider Jews to be persons of color), and I did not vote for trump. Please do not put the blame on feminists for horrors like trump. Thank you.

  • Rachel Book Harlot

    What she was thinking during Booker’s excellent speech was, “you say those things like they are bad things.”

    • MamaBrown

      Also: “I have a chifferobe that needs busting up”

  • Edith Prickly, Stable Genius

    I saw Kamala Harris give her what-for too. I’m starting to think the Dem senators are just not here for any more Trump-fluffer bullshit.

    • theCryptofishist

      Upfist for the greatness of Sen. Harris.

    • 12Feliciene

      Harris, another progressive. Don’t worry you have Maxine Waters also on your side. What a bunch of extremists.

      • MANGO CRIMES

        Counterpoint: you a dummy

      • glennisw

        We love having Booker, Harris and Waters on our side. They righteously kick ass. What;s your problem?

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          “Progressive” means you want to advance society as a whole, and conservorats like 12Feliciene have no interest in that. They want to benefit from everyone else’s suffering.

      • Hazel Blumberg

        I believe that you would be classified as an extremist. Anyone who despises every minority group out there is an extremist. And/or a Nazi. If you so despise persons of color and other minorities, who have been in the US since long before it was the US, perhaps you should betake yourself to an all-white country. Also, it’s interesting how all these trolls/bots are popping up on Wonkette today. I guess trump/Putin just found out about the existence of Wonkette and called out the loyal cultist troops to jump online. Sad. Bigly.

  • Mavenmaven

    Don’t go too hard on Nielsen, she was just following orders.

    • I did nazi what you did there

    • lurch394

      Funny, Quisling was Norwegian, too.

    • Hazel Blumberg

      It disturbs me greatly that she is lying under oath. She is utterly full of crap. She was there. She heard “those words.” I do not understand how and why anyone works for and panders to trump. What do they think they’re going to get out of it? NOTHING. trump is out for himself and only himself, and the rest of the country, the world, can just go f*ck itself.

  • I do not feel for goosestep barbie who literally said permenant solution in response to a question about what to do with those people. Not a bit.

    • Lordpnut

      Right. She’s either too tone deaf or blatantly malicious to wield the power of her position.

  • natoslug

    If your memory is that piss-poor, there is no way you are fit for your position, Kirstjen.

  • Poly_Ester

    Let me guess, she’s Swedish and was always told Norwegians were “swarthy.”

    • RugzYaBurnt

      I remember the Norwegian girl I used to babysit for (when she and her Mom lived in the States) giving us a tour of the waterside in Oslo when we visited: “And this is the cannon we used to shoot at the Swedes. Damn Swedes.”

      • glennisw

        There is definitely no love lost between Norwegians and Swedes.

  • miss_grundy

    I guess he didn’t catch the eye-roll she gave him during one of his questions. Too bad. He should have slapped the white off that bitch–and without benefit of votes. Too bad there isn’t a Moon Door at the Capitol. I would like to see this bitch fly.

  • bakerina

    Meanwhile in Twittersylvania, the lovely and funny actress Kirsten Nelson, who is NOT Kirstjen Neilsen, is catching an earful from people who are too angry to do a little goddamn due diligence and learn the difference between @SecNielsen and @nelsonKirsten. Happily, Ms. Nelson is handling it with the grit of Chief Karen Vick and the grace of Young Mrs. Landingham (see: #NotDHSKirsten), which is mighty sporting of her.

    • MC Planck

      I hope my agent, Kristin Nelson, is safe from the twitstorm!

  • Anyone starting a “Cory Booker for President” thing?

    Hell, they got one for Oprah for less…..

    • napalmnacey

      Yeah I was gonna say – he should be president. He fucking rocks.

    • Gaz Netherlands

      Nope. Still Kamala Harris.

  • psychobroad

    No, we’re not sorry.

  • YourMom

    Mendacious and cynical or just majorly stooooooopid? Nielson is more than likely a lot of both.

  • AtTheTip

    Take back the House AND Senate in 2018!

  • Kirstjen Nielsen: Complicit Asshole or another unqualified Bush administration retread?

    Kirstjen obviously lets her cat spell her name.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/o0vwzuFwCGAFO/giphy.gif

    Cats are really bad at spelling

  • unclejeems

    So, is Ms. Nielson from Norway?

    • lurch394

      Born in Florida, but evidently so Scandinavian her parents gave her a name with a “j” where Murikans wouldn’t put one.

  • Soapy

    I love how the Maganuts are upset by this. Only proving their white supremacy and privilege is above knowing facts and truth. They so didn’t like the intelligent, black politician calling Becky out for lying. The funny thing is the Maganuts are claiming Nielsen is having her MeToo moment and she was verbally abused. 😂😂😂 SHE LIED UNDER OATH. STFU. The same nuts who are mad about this, I can promise wasn’t mad when Anita Hill was taken to task over Clarence Thomas so spare me and many the fake outrage.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    have the purity ponies been by to tell us how much of a neo-liberal Booker is yet?

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  • 12Feliciene

    Senator Booker showed himself to be unhinged as these countries have governments who are corrupt so they are shit-holes. One reason why so many want to come here but, unfortunately, we can’t accept everybody from these countries. Canada has a merit base immigration policy & we need to do the same & has nothing to do with race.

    • kareemachan

      bye, felicia.

    • MANGO CRIMES

      OK thanks for explaining why racism is great, fuck off back to Breitbart now before you see a minority

    • Magnificent Mopery.

      Go back to mom’s basement.

    • ziggywiggy

      Are you lost or is this an intentional trolling? Dasvidaniya!

      • Hazel Blumberg

        Russian trolls or bots. They always write the same things. Every single one of them.

    • The Very Stable Librarian

      No, Sen. Booker showed himself to be outraged by Trump’s xenophobia comments. The fact that you’re not shows your tunnel vision and narrow world view.

    • Out of Patience

      You wouldn’t like merit based. It wouldn’t go the way you think it will at all.

    • HazooToo

      You and people like you are the reason I have such little faith in humankind. You really suck. A lot.

    • Lily

      He already explained why he was angry. Deservedly so. The only unhinged person is sadly sitting in the Oval Office, for about 5 hours each day.

      • Hazel Blumberg

        Probably even less than five hours. For which, I guess, we should be thankful. If he weren’t “marinating himself” (I wish I could remember who wrote that!) in “Fox and Friends” and suchlike 4-8 hours per day, think of the harm he’d do! he does enough harm whenever his fat ass hits the Oval Office.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      Sorry, he’s just trying to keep the USA under Trump and his fool nominees from become THE shithole of all shitholes.

  • Marceline

    And right on cue the Trumpers and Berners are taking turns clutching their pearls that the Angry Black Man dared to raise his voice to pure white womanhood.

    • MamaBrown

      She herself appears to be taken aback at Senator Booker’s uppity-ness. Its like he doesn’t even notice that she is a blond white lady!

  • NotConvinced
  • Jet Maier

    She rolled her eyes at him like a teenage girl.

  • lurch394

    He’s right to feel and express his outrage. Wonkette is hip, though, to his trip: “Senator Cory Booker (D-He’s Running)”. This is the opening salvo of Booker for President 2020.

  • Lily

    Wow, way for Booker to choose his moments. Gotta hand it to him.

  • Dennis Kirkpatrick

    Sen Cory Booker is an idiot and a disgrace. Pretty good actor though the! If you bought that bit of theater shame on you. He totally disrespected the Secretary of Homeland Security .

    • sarafina

      The Sec. of HS deserves no respect. She’s a) a liar or b) way too stoooopid for a position of power.

    • Heyzeus Ahchay

      Your an idiot and a disgrace.

      • lbjack

        You just proved that YOU’RE the idiot who can’t spell a common word.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          I was just in a hurry to tell you how stupid you are, so I misspelled my word. My apologies for being in such a hurry. You, on the other hand, are still an idiot and a disgrace.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          Yeah, I guess I was in a hurry to tell Dennis what a moronic suckup he is. My apologies for the typo. You, on the other hand, will always struggle with the English language.

        • Heyzeus Ahchay

          Gonna take you alt-right commie assholes another 12 days to come up with a slur or what?

  • Saul Goodman

    With that amount of fake drama Booker could be Don Lemon’s prom date. SMH

  • Erik Asphaug

    Re. comments about him being over the top – she is a shithead for not speaking the truth under oath and he is telling her he knows it, and why it’s important. Good job, Senator

  • Leftflank

    The lady doesn’t even represent Scandinavians well.
    She’s an airhead without a country.

    The good news is, we now know what a dishonest pile of poo she is and combined with her Bush/FEMA failures, there is no reason to ever have to wonder about her.

    Kjerstjen Njelsjon is consonant heavy and truth lite.

  • Tania

    This would explain all the derogatory comments I read about NJ being a shit state and Booker being mentally ill

  • lbjack

    Hey, stupid, “sen” can be Norwegian as well as Danish. The “j” in Kirstjen makes it more likely it’s Norwegian.

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