Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump Panics

He's being nice to Jews!

He's being nice to black people!

Is there anyone on earth who thinks that this is how he really feels?

For once, the guy has figured out that he is hanging on to his job by his fingernails, and the crocodiles are waiting below.  It'll last two or three days or so, and then his outrage at being challenged will get the better of him; or at least that's the way that it always has gone before.

We've got the bastard on the run.  Keep digging into him.  It's going to be a fun ride.

And some day soon, some one in the intelligence community, or maybe some Democratic Congressman will be so outraged at what is being hidden from the American people, and they will spill the beans.  Then, good bye Charlie.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ukraine

Traveling today, so I am not going to give this story the attention it deserves until tonight or tomorrow, but this is an explosive development, the significance of which will be ignored as much as possible by the mainstream press.

We learn that agents of Trump, including his personal lawyer, have delivered a proposal to Russia that the current government of Ukraine be removed, in favor of one led by a pro-Russian party created by Russia, which will enter into an agreement allowing Russia to stay in Crimea.  This would, in some perverted reasoning, provide a justification for claiming that there is no reason to maintain the sanctions on Russia which were imposed when it invaded Crimea.

Russia and our absolutely not self-serving Secretary of State Tillerson get their $500 billion dollar deal, Putin gets the big payoff from Trump, and the only losers are the people of Ukraine and the United States.  Winners all around!  Are you tired enough of winning yet?

How much more of this do we need to see before everyone understands that Trump is a traitor in league with a foreign dictator?  And what kind of impossible level of proof will Congressional Republicans demand before getting rid of him?

And how long will this take, while Trump goes on having "campaign rallies" designed to fill his base with such fury and lust for revenge, that removing him really does pose a risk of a right wing bloodbath?

And how many Democratic politicians, some of whom are already demanding an end to impolite talk of impeaching a traitor, will decide that it's just too, too risky to remove this malignant character and all of his minions from the White House?

As I have sagely pointed out before, we are so screwed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup

Tomorrow is a travel day for me, so I thought I'd get this out today.

And off to the races!  What a time we're having; aren't you excited to see how they try to lie their way out of this one?

Donald Trump, President of the United States: "This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine."
 Right, Donald.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  " NYT: Trump Aides Had Contact With Russian Intelligence, But No Evidence Of Collusion Found"

If you are a totally brain-dead wingnut.  Otherwise, the evidence is everywhere, Matt.  And Matt gives the whole game away later in his article:

"None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier."

We are talking about pee pee gate here, just to be clear, not high treason.  No evidence for the golden shower story, according to Matt.  The evidence for the rest of it is right in front of your face, but is apparently not important enough to worry about.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Texas AG Files Amicus Brief in Support of Travel Ban"

Whooppee.  The Texas Attorney General would be one Ken Paxton:


"Today's ruling marks an end to Mr. Paxton's almost yearlong attempt to avoid being judged by a jury of his peers. We look forward to going to trial and seeking justice on behalf of the people of Texas," special prosecutor Brian Wice said Wednesday."

Oh, THAT Ken Paxton.

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "Krauthammer on Flynn: 'This Is a Cover Up Without a Crime'

Well, except for treason.  Other than that, nothing to see here folks.  Why don't we all just move along, and have a couple more hearings about Hillary's e-mails?

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "It Is Unclear Whether Flynn Misled White House On a Number of National Security Issues"

Yeah, but not the way that Katie is pretending.  The only thing "unclear" is the smoking gun evidence that Trump was in on the whole thing from the very beginning.  And if you can't see that from the way Trump has treated Russia, you are a fool.  Katie puts it like this:

"On the trust issue and eroding of trust, last night in General Flynn's resignation letter he said he inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information."

Inadvertently..."incomplete" information...if you fall for that, you are one poor excuse for a sentient being.  Anyway, some more Republican speak for "I lied my ass off, and I'm still doing it.  And you can't do a thing about it, sucker."

Streiff, Red State:  "Trump Needs To Either Shutdown the Pro-Obama Leakers Or He Needs To Resign"

Pro-Obama leakers.  Yeah, that's what they are.  It's "pro-Obama" to think the American people have a right to know that there is a traitor in the White House.  Well, he's probably right, because there sure aren't any Republicans that believe that.  Here's a little sample of Streiff's "reasoning:"

"I have no doubt that Kredo is right in linking Ben Rhodes’s merry platoon of Obama fellatistos to the operation. The leaks on Trump’s calls to foreign leaders can only have come from within the so-called (haha) professional staff of the National Security Council... there is zero doubt that a war is underway against the Trump administration and it is being carried out by part of the US government. Yesterday, Eli Lake had a story in which he pointed out that it is illegal for the government to wiretap US citizens without a warrant"

Man, that is just pathetic.  "Fellatistos;" "So-called (ha ha) professional staff of the National Security Council"...Streiff used to be at least somewhat creative in coming up with his Republican alternative truths.  Come on, guy, get it together- cheesy fourth-grade level insults really aren't enough any more.

Debra Heine, PJ Media:  "Report: Obama Loyalists, Led by Ben Rhodes, Orchestrated Flynn Ouster"

Continuing the above theme.  I BLAME OBAMA!!!!  Boy, it's going to be tough to get them to abandon that one.  No word, by the way, on the way Republicans openly and proudly orchestrated their endless attempts to destroy Obama.


And I bet you didn't know this:

PJ Media:  "'People in America Are Getting Tired of the 24/7 Pile-On' of Trump"

Are you kidding me?  This is the greatest thing since Snakes on a Plane came out.

Ryan Saavedra, Gateway Pundit:  "Los Angeles Driver PLOWS THROUGH Pipeline Protest...
On Wednesday, pipeline protesters standing in the streets of Los Angeles were greeted by a driver who was determined to get to his destination. The driver made it through the protest line by driving straight through the mob, literally."

The mob:


How frightening!  A mob!  A mob of, apparently, sixteen people, standing still and holding signs. The liberals have destroyed democracy forever!!!!  Ryan continues:

"If you watch closely towards the end of the video it appears a person in a yellow shirt reaches into the car and starts to throw punches at the driver."

Abominable!  Someone tried to stop a right wing loon from running down innocent people! And if he actually had run them down?  Hey, nothing wrong with that.

Is there anyone out there who can't see where this licensing of violence on the right will take us?

Rick Moran, PJ Media:  "College Students Wear White Pins to Remind Themselves of 'White Privilege'

The horror.  Maybe we need some wingnut driver to run them down too.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "President Trump GOES OFF on Intelligence Community After Continued Leaks By Far Left Agents"

Far left agents, who you can clearly identify because they told the truth- an irrefutable sign.  If that doesn't immediately mark them as far left, I don't know what would.  And by the way, the intelligence community is so well know for being filled with "far left agents," right?

Lloyd Marcus, Renew America:  "The left's campaign to "Bush" Trump will fail"

Sorry, Lloyd.  It's already gone way beyond that, and he has only been in office four weeks yet.  Deal with the real world for once.

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Why is anyone going along with the 9th Circuit COA's illegal ruling?"

Ignore the courts.  Sher becomes one more rooter for dictatorship- the exact thing she has been screaming about Obama being up to for eight years.

And now a rather lengthy passage from an article revealing just how deeply Republicans have to sink into delusion, in order to lie away Trump's treason:

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "Explosive new hacking scandal has Democrats' fingerprints...Remember the hue and cry raised by Democrats over the “Russians” hacking their computer systems during the 2016 presidential election?

How there should be investigations? How someone – a Republican – must be at fault? How whatever interaction Donald Trump ever had with Russia was viewed suspiciously?

And now there are Democrats’ attacks on Trump over Michael Flynn, his national security adviser who was forced to resign this week over conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Investigate, they demand. Not just Flynn, but Trump, too.

Yet the Democrats are mum over their own explosive hacking scandal, which could overshadow Watergate, Filegate, Travelgate and dozens of other Washington scandals.

The allegation is that Democrats hired tech staffers who were Pakistani nationals, and they likely gained illegal access to secret congressional information."

No sense getting too caught up in this nonsense too deeply; let me just point out that, first of all, when a Republican says that someone " likely gained illegal access to secret congressional information," that means that they have exactly zero evidence that any such thing ever happened, and secondly let me tell you (and you will not be surprised at this) that the article does not mention one source for this information.  "DEMOCRAT HACKING SCANDAL!!!!!"

Oh, and let's not move on here before pointing out that in the Democratic Russian hacking "scandal," the Democrats were the victims; in the Trump scandal, the Trump people are the criminals.  That is a subtle distinction that Bob failed to notice, for some reason.

And more from Bob.  Man, he's on fire today!

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "EMERGENCY HEARING SOUGHT TO STOP NSA 'SPYING' ON TRUMP...'Our own gov't has committed biggest violation of constitutional rights in history'

And who is seeking this emergency heareing?

"Attorney Larry Klayman, the chief of Freedom Watch, is asking a federal court to hold an emergency hearing on the NSA and “likely” CIA “spying” on President Donald Trump."

Larry Klayman.  I guess he's got a lot of free time on his hands, now that he is not trying to organize a mob of two million people, to break into the White House and lynch Barack Obama.  That, of course, would not be a violation of Constitutional rights, just an expression of the righteous anger of real Americans at the idea of, well, you know what, in the White House.

Ron Jager, American Thinker:  "Trump-Hatred of Sanctimonious Jews Empowering Anti-Semites"

It's the Jews' fault that right wing savages hate them.  Not really a new argument.  They used that one somewhere before.  Let me try to remember where...

Andrew Solomon, American Thinker:  "Trump's new strategy: Hulk smash...We are in a street fight.  No more apologies.  It's war.  It's time to smash the opposition."

Hey, that is consistent with American values, right?  Andrew explains the details of his proposal:

"Trump's policy should be simple.  If the Deep State's Obama leftovers and their rejects take out a Flynn using felonious actions via illegal leaks, replace him with a Navy SEAL.  If they take out the SEAL, go get a shovel and dig up General Patton's dead body and slam him into place."

Okay, I mean, that should work.  And if that doesn't work, maybe the Russians would be so generous as to loan us Hitler's skull.

E. Jeffrey Ludwig, American Thinker:  "Democrats fear Trump's success with Russia"

You mean we fear Trump's ongoing sellout of the country to the Russian dictator?  You bet we do. Got a problem with that, E. Jeffrey?

Christian Datoc, Daily Caller:  "Trump: ‘This Country Was Seriously Divided Before I Got Here’

Well, at least we aren't divided any more, Donald.  We all hate you.

True Pundit:  "VIDEO: President Trump Crushes Mainstream Media; Our Country’s Military Strategy is None of Your Business"

Huh.  No need to comment on that one.

And this horrible news:

Freedom Daily:  "MANHUNT: Trump’s Motorcade Just Came Under Direct Attack From Assailants Yelling Death Threats... Eyewitnesses to the frightening attack said that the protesters were yelling death threats, using crass language, and were about the age of middle school children."

Crass Language!  Middle school children!

And of course, who is behind it all?

"I lay this entirely at the feet of Obama."

Now he's getting middle school chidren to use crass language.  Will the outrages never stop?

S. White, Freedom Daily:  "ITS BEGINNING: Free Tuition, Free Housing And No Fees, Including Former Inmates… If Your Skin Is This Color!"

No need to let you know what color they are talking about.  Anyway, what an outrage, spending government money on sending poor kids to college, when it could go to subsidize coal companies, or just get stuffed into the pockets of the Koch brothers, where it rightfully belongs.  But don't worry, America, this diabolical plot isn't even really happening; it was only proposed by a few students at one university.  But better get ready.  The horror of black kids in college could become a reality any day now.

Marr, Freedom Daily:  "Look What Trump Was Just Caught Doing In The White House That Hasn’t Been Seen In DECADES!"

Getting peed upon by Russian prostitutes?

Prissy Holly, Freedom Daily:  "HOLY CRAP! Ted Cruz Just WRECKED The Lives Of MILLIONS Of Muslims"

Wrecked the lives of millions.  And right wingers are really proud of him for doing it.  Thank heaven, of course, that Ted didn't do any such thing.  He just made some more belligerent threats.  But still, it's interesting to hear from people who would be really happy if that had happened.

And let's just go out with this:

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Media hysteria in week three of Trump presidency leaves little room for escalation...What’s left for next week?  Denouncing President Trump and his family as shape-shifting aliens?"

Let's not forget that right wingers have spent years accusing the Clintons and Obama of being exactly that.
 One of a series of pictures proving that Hillary is a lizard person.

And here is Obama shapeshifting right before our eyes, in an ABSOLUTELY NOT PHOTOSHOPPED picture.

Oh God, can it get any worse?*





*Yes it can.  Sorry about that.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rally

I listened to a few minutes of Trump's speech at his Nuremberg rally down in Florida today.  It is virtually an endless succession of lies, except when he promised to do things that benefit the rich, like doing away with regulations against oil and coal companies or unilaterally violating existing trade agreements.  Just every single Trump lie, one after another.

Well, what do you expect?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Vacation Time!

Hey, I guess it doesn't mean very much, but Donald Trump is not only taking his third weekend vacation in three weeks, but this time, by virtue of giving a few minutes' speech about two miles from the airport in Charleston, he's managing to expand to a three day weekend.

Things That Must Happen

The people who have seen the real evidence of what Trump and his toadies have been up to with Putin, which includes a large number of intelligence officers, and many members of Congress, are faced with a painful dilemma.  On the one hand, revealing this information to the public will be treated as a monstrous crime, for which they will be savaged.  On the other hand, their clear duty to the Constitution, and any concern they have over the survival of our country, demand that what they know be made public.

At some point, we are going to need a Daniel Ellsberg, who was initially charged with conspiracy, espionage and theft of government property, for revealing information which every American needed to know about the conduct of the Vietnam war.  As the monstrous nature of what he revealed dawned on people, the charges were dropped, but that does not mean that the far more corrupt Republican party we have today will have the same concern about the horrors perpetrated by their own members, and far more taste for revenge on anyone who reveals them for who they are.  That is why I have suggested that these revelations should come from all of the Democrats in Congress acting in concert. It would be an interesting spectacle to see the Republicans, faced with clear evidence of their own treason, to try to charge the entire Democratic congressional delegation with the same crime for alerting the American people to the danger.

In any event, the information must be revealed.  And along with it, the other key part of this puzzle, Trump's tax returns, must also be made public. The truth is absolutely the only thing that can save us from a horror at the hands of those who are trying to destroy democratic government in this country; despite their insane incompetence at actually doing their jobs, have already moved a good way toward reaching that goal.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Silver Lining

In a very dark cloud:

I think that the utter, brain-dead fools who make up the Republican base were going to go on for eternity, denying what was obvious to anyone who can put two thoughts together.  Maybe the only way to put a stop to it all was to let them have exactly the government they have been screaming for, and let them see what would happen.

They didn't even get it when their halfway lunatic Republican Bush government brought them a three trillion dollar war of aggression and (but for the grace of Barack Obama) a massive depression.  Well, this time they went whole hog.

And let's give a big thank you to Donald Trump, who showed the world in just four weeks what Conservative government is all about.  This way, we won't have to wait four years to return to sanity; or twelve years and fifty million deaths, as was the case with the Nazis.

Another Party Heard From

So, here is a really nice picture of Michael Flynn having dinner with Vladimir Putin in Moscow:

But wait!  Look at the bottom right of this photo.  Is that... no, it couldn't be, could it?  Why yes it is!  It's that famous progressive and paragon of morality, that just couldn't stomach having Hillary as President, Jill Stein!

I think that, as cynical as we have become, we really need to take stock of just how surrounded we are with traitors, and just how many strings Putin was pulling in the last election.  Was even the supposedly left wing candidacy of Jill Stein a Russian/Republican dirty trick?  How screwed are we?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Events In Our Future?

I want to write briefly about two aspects of the current Trump nightmare that I have not seen discussed, or at least two predictions of where this may lead us.

First, consider this:  The Trump administration has now reached a point of no return.  The damage they have done to themselves will never be fully healed, even if somehow they hold on to power.  No matter what happens from here out, there are massive numbers of Americans who will never trust them, and (legitimately so) will never give them the benefit of the doubt.  It took them only four weeks to go from the normal honeymoon to this abysmal position.

Well, okay, but here's the problem: one more incident like the several we have already seen, and they will be wounded beyond cure.  At that point, there is exactly one thing, and only one thing that could keep Trump in power: a war.  So, we need to be vigilant for any signs that they are preparing for war, which in this case will not consist of military readiness, but in fomenting hatred among the American people, toward another country.  They have already been sending up trial balloons about war with Mexico, Iran, North Korea and even China.  They are looking for what they can get away with, and we must instantly be ready to stop them.

Now, my other comment has to do with behind-the-scenes Republican power grubbing.  I'm sure that most of the people who read my blog agree with my belief that it is nonsense to think that Mike Pence was really as out of the loop as he is now pretending to be.  So, if Trump's impeachment starts to look like a possibility, we are going to see a real war among Republicans.

On the one side will be Paul Ryan and his minions.  Ryan will obviously want to see Pence destroyed along with Trump, because that will make him President.  He can't do anything openly, because he has always done his dirty work behind the scenes, and then played the reluctant hero.  On the other side will be all of the rest of the Republican 2020 hopefuls and their fellow travelers. They know that if Ryan squeezes his way into the White House, their chances in 2020 will evaporate, so they will do everything they can to see to it that Pence is protected.

This could be one of the most interesting political knife fights in history, and a great undercard to the Trump impeachment.

You Go To War With The Army You Have

Steve Bannon
Michael Flynn
Stephen Miller
Kellyanne Conway
Jeff Sessions
Betsey DeVos
Rex Tillerson
Sean Spicer
Tom Price
Rick Perry
Ben Carson
Elaine Chao
Jared Kushner
Scott Pruitt
Linda McMahon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard



Sorry, Edmund Kean, these days, comedy is easy too.

Wingnut Wrapup

A bunch of stuff from the last few days that I need to shovel out there, in preparation for the Flynn freakout that is going to get into high gear any moment now.

Today's Wingnut Wrapup respectfully dedicated to St. John McCain, who had this interesting perspective on history:

"I wouldn't describe any operation in which American soldiers died as a success."

How about D-Day, John?

And on we go...Let's start out today with one of the most inscrutable analogies I've heard in a long time:

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "Christian living may be like a relay race in which team members run the course side by side (instead of seriatim), passing the baton from one to another and back again. The goal is to cross the finish line without losing a soul, and without leaving behind anyone willing to join the team and run in good faith. "

Huh?  If the goal is to have everyone cross the finish line together, it isn't much of a race, is it?  Why not stop off along the way for a few drinks?  The other Christians will just have to wait for you to catch up.

Larry Klayman, Renew America:  "Why I'm suing Barack Hussein Obama"

1. Because you are a dick, and
2. Because it's how you sucker the rubes into giving you money.  There, I think I've about covered the bases there.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "There's a tyrant afoot - but it's not Trump...A single federal judge in Washington, entirely without any constitutional or legal authorization, blocked the president's travel ban. (His new slogan apparently is "Jihadi Lives Matter.") When the Trump administration appealed his ruling to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, it backed him up."

He's a tyrant with no constitutional or legal authorization, but the appeals court sided with him.  I guess they are tyrants,too.  Man, did you ever encounter anyone so ignorant of both the Constitution and how the American court system works?  According to Bryan, whatever the President says cannot be challenged.  That's how some governments work, but not ours.  Until now, anyway.

Stone Washington, Renew America:  "Trump's Great Inauguration = My Greatest Birthday Gift"

Man, some people are easily satisfied.  My wife adopted a donkey from a sanctuary in my name as a Christmas present.  Here he is:

Personally, I think that is about ten million times a better present than Donald Trump.  Stone does have more to say, however:

"Record crowds of individuals attended the Inauguration, with, according to Trump, appeared to be over a million people packing Washington D.C, despite what false images have circulated throughout mainstream media outlets like CNN, purposefully showing blank patches of ground to make it look like Trump's crowd was lacking."

And sir, how about a little delusion with your stupidity?

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "How about "America first" for college admissions?...In a recent article, "Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges," the Washington Post stumbled on the truth about one of the factors affecting the rising cost of college for American students. The percentage of foreign students enrolling in both public and private colleges and universities has skyrocketed"

Hey, how about a law requiring universities to admit stupid white crackers instead of the smartest people they can find? That will take care of those elite universities, alright.

Selwyn Duke, Renew America: "How to drain the judicial swamp"

The judicial swamp...do tell, Selwyn:

"Congress also has the power under Article III to eliminate any and every federal court except the SCOTUS. For example, it could have sent the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit packing long ago. It certainly would make judges mind their p's and q's, too"

Hey, that would drain the swamp- just eliminate courts altogether, except for the Supreme Court, whose nine members could hear all of the tens of thousands of cases submitted to Federal courts around the country every year.  And that would sure make judges think twice about ruling against Donald Trump, wouldn't it?  Being afraid of getting fired for following the law- now to be known as "minding your p's and q's."

And how about a little fake history to go with that?

"The kicker is that accepting the courts' current role is not only misguided, but, according to Thomas Jefferson, makes our Constitution a "felo de se" – a suicide pact."

A total lie- Jefferson never said anything like that about this issue, but then, what's new about one more Republican lie?

"The result? The Supreme Court was only meant to be supreme among courts. Instead, in a government supposedly of, by and for the people, five lawyers can determine what law means for 320 million Americans."

Far better to let two non-lawyers, i.e. Trump and Bannon, make that decision.

Joan Swirsky, Renew America:  "The March to Nowhere"

That would be the women's march, which marched to the Capitol of the United States, which, now that Trump is President, I guess, is nowhere. Joan makes this point:

"At the March itself, I was struck by the fact that women who pride themselves on their intelligence resorted to reading their statements, never veering a syllable off the scripts"

Better if they had just stood on stage and gibbered like a pack of monkeys.  Or maybe that is what they did:

"On and on and on they intoned and screeched and railed, sounding remarkably like barnyard creatures"

I didn't really notice the resemblance, but maybe too much rock and roll has ruined my hearing.

Rick Wiles, Truenews:  “We are witnessing a full-blown Marxist/communist resistance movement, a revolution in America,” Wiles said. “...the chief community organizer directing the insurrection in the streets is none other than Barack Hussein Obama … My gut feeling says Barack Obama is on the phone day and night and he is directing the protests, he is organizing, he is giving clear instructions to the people what to do and how to carry it out.”
“This is outright sedition,” he declared, “and we have laws in the United States against sedition…. What the Democrats are doing, and the news media and the Obamanista bureaucrats inside the government agencies, what they are doing is, these are acts of sedition.”

Opposition is a crime- when you are opposing Republicans.  Of course, calling over and over again for a Democratic President to be imprisoned for imaginary crimes, as Wiles did to Obama, well, that is just fine.

"Wiles warned that those who are opposing Trump are not only breaking the laws against sedition, but are also “breaking God’s laws.”

Okay, then.  We'll keep that in mind.  Thanks for the tip, Rick.

James Lewis, American Thinker:  "Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives"

Facing a real Fascist coup is just the same as giving in to eight years of hysterical screaming about something that does not exist.

And now for today's example of right wing projection:

Tom Trinko, American Thinker:  "The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution.  They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people.'

See, if you just scream loudly enough that it's the Democrats that are doing it, people won't notice that this is exactly what you are up to yourselves.  But wait, there's more:

"Does anyone doubt that if the scenario were reversed – not that it could be, because conservatives aren't fascists – liberals would be declaring the conservative resistance to be fascists?"

Conservatives aren't fascists.  I see.


And now, the most offensive example of projection of all:

"Liberals have never managed to change America by actually getting the majority of people to vote for their real agenda.  That's why liberals always lie during election season."

God in heaven above, these are evil people.

Selwyn Booth, American Thinker:  "Trump could just ignore court’s order halting travel ban"

Or any other law for that matter.  Until someone stops him.

Katie Franks, Daily Caller:  "Scarborough Comes Unglued On Dems: Suddenly Sessions 'Is A Bigot'?"

No, not suddenly, Katie.  Sessions has been a bigot for fifty years.

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart:  "Dresden Unveils Controversial Monument that Looks Like Radical Islamist Fortification"

See for yourself:

I don't know, it looks like three buses on their ends to me.  I guess this is a traditional Islamist symbol of something. Either that, or someone at Breitbart is a lying dick.  Which do you think is more likely?

Tea Party Command Center:  "ALERT – Trump Ready to ARREST Democrat’s ENTIRE FAMILY "

Already?  Hitler didn't get around to things like that until months after he took power.

Tea Party Command Center:  "Trump Uses Obama Executive Order to declare George Soros a National Security Threat"

Well, no, at least he hasn't gone that far, but this story is all over the wingnut webosphere.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "Rubio: Nasty Things Were Said About Kerry And Clinton–No One Used Past Remarks To Smear Their Nominations"

First of all, the nasty things said about Kerry and Clinton were all lies, and it happens to be true that Sessions is an unapologetic neo-Confederate racist.  Second, Matt, who are you trying to kid?  Every smear the Republicans could think of was used against Kerry and Clinton.  Telling lies about someone is smearing them; telling the truth about them is not.  But apparently bringing up real, abominable character defects is just beyond the pale when considering Republican nominees for high office.

And, I'm glad to finally be finding this out:

Before it's News:  "I’m also revealing that Obama’s real name is Barry Parks"

Who knew?  And this, from a little farther down in this article:

"Why is no one recognizing me as Messiah and Jesus’ 2d Coming?"

Good question, guy.  We'll get on that one as soon as we've dealt with the Barry Parks thing.  I actually Googled this expecting to find all sorts of right wing websites picking up on it, but no, for once something actually seems to be too bogus for the rest of them, or maybe admitting that this was true would make Obama a natural born citizen after all.  Speaking of the supposed source for this story, the people at Before It's News have this to say:

"One reason Linda’s held back all these years that I’ve been friends with her is that we differ on one major point. I’ve told her I’m certain her cousin Obama/Parks is the Antichrist. She doesn’t agree with that."

Well, okay then, a reasonable disagreement.

Selwyn Duke, Renew America:  "Trump could simply ignore court's order halting travel ban"

Yeah, that's a thought.  He could do that.  Or even better, he could have Congress pass a law to remedy the distress of people and the homeland.  Yeah, that's the ticket.


And now the most offensive reference to Jesus today:

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "Does Jesus believe in immigration restrictions? Absolutely."

Don't remember the issue of immigration policy being brought up by Jesus?  Well, you just didn't look hard enough:

"The Scriptures tell us that the eternal city of his coming kingdom will be surrounded by "a great high wall with twelve gates" (Revelation 21:12), each guarded by an angel so undocumented intruders cannot enter. 

Identification papers will be scrutinized carefully before anyone is allowed to enter through one of the great big beautiful doors that are built in this wall that surrounds the city. In John's vision, "books were opened," and "if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life" he was not only not admitted but "thrown into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:12, 15). Talk about extreme vetting and deportation."

Hey, according to Jesus, not only can we refuse to let people into the country, but we can throw the rejects into a volcano.  Man, is that going to make great reality TV.

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily:  "IT'S 'COUP D'ETAT' BY 9TH CIRCUITAnswer should be 'arrest judges and put them in jail when they violate constitutional authority'

That's the answer when judges won't go along with Trump's tantrums- throw them in jail.  And mark my words- Trump will give this a try sooner or later.  And how about this brilliant idea:

Shelby Carella, Prntly:  "Conservative Leaders Urge President Trump To Break Up The Power Of Big Judiciary...Big Government’s best friend is Big Judiciaries.   Why should a 9th Circuit Court of appeals go ahead and disband a law that the President put into play?   Are judges the real masters of America?"

Big Judiciary.  Break up their power.  That is out and out totalitarian talk.  Let's be clear about what that says concerning where the Republicans intend to lead the country.

Eli Steinberg, The Federalist:  "Ted Cruz Is Right: You Don’t Have A Right To Health Care"

Not in Republican America, anyway.  You do in Democratic America.  Take your choice.

The Federalist:  "Studying Trump’s Foreign Affairs With Russia, China, And Radical Islam..."

Ha.  The only foreign affair Trump ever had was when he started screwing Melania.

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist:  "Why The ‘Resistance’ Won’t Be The New Tea Party...The Left never really tried to understand the Tea Party movement and what drove it"

What drove the Tea Party was tens of millions of dollars of investment by the Koch brothers and Dick Armey to create this bogus movement.  So, no the resistance won't be the new tea party.  It has already gone far beyond the tea party in numbers and intensity, and shows no sign of stopping.

Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed"

Yeah, Conservatives were depressed about a black man in the White House; Liberals are depressed over a traitor in the White House.  Same thing, really.

Pat Buchanan, Town Hall:  "Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?"

How dare they protest the most corrupt, incompetent administration in history?  How dare they be upset by treason?  They'd better watch out, if they know what's good for them.