Saturday, December 7, 2019

Matt Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff — No, Not The Onion, This...

Mad Magazine may have gone out of business, but be of good cheer, we have Matt Gaetz, (FL-1-R) to keep us rolling on the floor. Who needs satire and cartoons when you’ve got the real thing, and in Congress no less? As to the matter at hand, near as I can make out, Donald Trump had the transcript of the “perfect” telephone call edited, so as to remove incriminating parts, Vindman noted the omissions and attempted to get them restored — and now Adam Schiff is somehow a so and so because he has repeated these facts. How Gaetz gets an ethics breach on Schiff’s part from this, you’ll have to ask him, my mental apparatus isn’t fractured and fragmented enough to even speculate on his “thought process.” His last stunt didn’t go over so well, but apparently the only one who is oblivious to that fact is him. Don't you have a fuckin job? Like, representing some people back here in Florida or something? I'm fairly sure they didn't vote you in expecting 4 years of you sucking on the puckered asshole of an idiot President. #MattGaetsIsATool — Curtis er død allerede 🏳️‍🌈✡️🥪 (@cebsilver) October 30, 2019 So nice to know there's someone there fighting for me and my family's real problems and not wasting time just trying to make a name for himself by pulling frivolous stunts and trying to waste time currying favor with the President. — rick foster (@rickfos38250406) October 30, 2019 Matt Gaetz has had numerous DUIs and his dad got him off each time. He was part of a company that had to pay 75 million in hospice fraud. They stole from dying people. He is the swamp. We in Florida are getting him disbarred. pic.twitter.com/qE6Z9DsnGt — Patrick H. Munro (@Fijisufi) October 30, 2019 Here’s my favorite. I have also filed paperwork to the ethics committee for you. pic.twitter.com/SJzlbH6e6v — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 30, 2019 Ah, there isn’t going to be an armistice in the cultural war anytime soon, I’m afraid. Not on these facts.

The Best #BooTrump Piece From Sunday Night’s Nats Game

It’s an interesting day when a *resident can announce the death of a wanted terrorist in the morning, and still get booed at a ballgame that same night. But then, this is the Era of Trump, so black is white and up is down. Here’s the clearest piece of audio and video so far. It shows the jumbotron screen, first showing photos of veterans waiving, then it cuts to Trump and the booing begins (along with appropriate finger salutes) and then the stadium cuts back to more military shots. Gets better every time I watch it #BooTrump https://t.co/TCvUSF5oio — Mark Joyella 🏳️‍🌈 (@standupkid) October 28, 2019 Interesting how a crowd that isn’t controlled by Trump’s campaign or the White House reacts, isn’t it? And I wonder how he liked being on the other side of the “Lock Him Up!” chant?
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Kanye West Proclaims Himself ‘Greatest Human Artist Of All Time’ Announces Presidential Ambitions

I don’t know what meds Kanye West is on, but apparently he’s off them, or was when he gave an interview to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Thursday, upon the release of his newest album “Jesus Is King.” Whether Jesus is king or not might be debatable, but it’s a certainty that Kanye West is screaming banana bonkers. The Week: “I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time,” West said. “It’s just not even a question anymore at this point. It’s just a fact.” The greatest “human” artist, he qualifies. Okay…does that mean that there are non-human artists, we should know about? Polar bears doing ice sculptures, blowfish creating tasteful mosaics out of coral reef? Or, maybe West is talking about other non-human beings, such as the ones that his medication is supposed to control, they who flit about in the corners of his vision, flapping their leathery wings, and flashing their fangs? Only his shrink would know for sure. And perhaps Donald Trump, his BFF and role model. West mentioned this while deciding that it was “God’s practical joke to all liberals” for “the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on,” referring to his support for President Trump, since this is apparently the sort of thing God has time for. “God is using me to show off,” West also said at one point in the interview. Apparently also now beyond question is the fact that a West administration lies in the American public’s future, whether they like it or not. After previously announcing his plans to run for the White House, West stated as a matter of fact Thursday, “there will be a time where I will be president of the Untied States.” Well, now we know what the plot line for “Wingnuttia: The Next Generation” looks like. Kanye West on the GOP ticket and Kim Kardashian as First Lady. Oh, my stars….and they are not my stars, believe me. The consistently strange discussion also included West revealing that he asked those working on his new album to abstain from premarital sex, saying that he’s “no longer an entertainer,” and casually announcing another album to be released this Christmas amid skepticism that he’ll even manage to release Friday’s album. The just released album was twice delayed and with any luck, West’s presidential ambitions will go the same route. The White House needs to be overrun with rabid raccoons and contaminated with flesh eating bacteria, more than it needs him in the Oval Office — even as a guest, for that matter. Delusion this severe needs to be contained. There’s enough full blown crazy on Pennsylvania Avenue these days, we don’t need this loon.

The ultimate antidote to Trumpism.

In the era of Trump, it seems that the most popular word in the English language is crisis. We just seem to keep bouncing from one to another, sometimes juggling them like a circus clown in a side ring. We’re in a constitutional crisis, and we have a crisis in leadership, and let’s not forget the crisis at the border.But in the midst of all of these crises, one thing tends to be forgotten. The power of a democracy doesn’t rest with the government, it rests with we the people. And I’m here to tell ya, the kids are alright. Right now there’s another crisis, this one in Cory Booker’s home town of Newark, New Jersey. And while the responsibility for this one doesn’t rest with Donald Trump, it’s perfectly representative of the kind of night terrors he visits upon us on an almost daily basis, like a plague of locusts. In Newark, we have a slow rolling train wreck, basically a repeat of the Flint water crisis, but without the original malicious intent. A while back, one of the two water processing plants in Newark added an extra ingredient in the purification process. Turns out that ingredient changed the properties of the water, and started leaching lead from the pipes, and into the drinking water. Since it was only one plant, only a portion of the city is affected, but like Flint, it’s a double crisis, not only a crisis from the lead in the water, but a crisis of faith in government, and trust in what it tells you. Newark has a Democratic mayor, and New Jersey has a Democratic governor, but the results are depressingly similar to the Republican regime of Rick Snyder in Michigan. The government keeps fudging the numbers, and bottled water is being offered. But like in Flint, with a largely economically depressed population, and with a lot of older residents, water has to be picked up, no deliveries to homes are being made.Free water is capped at two cases of 20 oz. bottles every two weeks, and since of course, everybody in New Hersey wants free Newark bottled water, the city is forcing residents to jump through hoops to actually prove that they live in Newark to get their bottled water. As seems to be the case so many times when a government we pay oodles of money to in taxes can’t seem to get their shit together, it’s the people we pay the least, if at all, and whom we normally only turn to for emotional and spiritual support, who come through in the clutch. Enter Bishop Jethro James of the Paradise Baptist church of Newark. What the entire state of New Jersey can’t seem to handle, with all of its resources, Bishop James is handling himself, and handling with humility, grace, and passion. Think for a moment about preachers like Pat Robertson, Jimmy Jones, and Jimmy Swaggart, going on TV to beg for donations to fuel their private jets. Now, let’s compare that to Bishop James. When is the last time a preacher went on television and actually said, “Please, don’t send money. We don’t need money! We need water!” Water is what he needs, and water is what he is getting. Local businesses are pitching in with water donations. A church in St Louis went into a Walmart, did a Jerry McGuire and […]

Hucky Boo Boo Sanders Hired As Fox News Contributor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a career out of lying in service to Trump, and she did it while on the taxpayer’s dime. Turns out, that was her version of broadcasting school, because now she’s graduated into the big time of mendacity, a gig as a contributor on Fox News. Sanders will make her debut on Fox on September 6. Mark that on your calendar, you won’t want to miss it. Wait! Hasn't @SarahHuckabee been working for Fox since she joined the Trump campaign? Or is that Fox has been working for the Trump campaign? It's all so confusing. — B Koplow (@bmkoplow5) August 22, 2019 And Sanders isn’t the only one hitting the airwaves. Sean Spicer is signed up to perform on “Dancing With The Stars.” Just think, friends, you get to see both former White House press secretaries on the silver screen, once again. Spicer couldn’t sell his book, but maybe he can sell his hoofing, who knows? He could become the Baryshnikov of Bullshit. But there’s an interesting pattern here: 1. Show business and politics have now become as one in the age of Trump; 2. There’s no disgrace in lying to the American people. Au contraire, there’s a contract in it. Great lesson to teach the young uns, perfidy pays. pic.twitter.com/7twQMsWxD8 — Andrew Hsieh #JS4PM 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇭🇰🔶 (@AndrewOnSeeAIR) August 22, 2019 There was only really two places Sarah Sanders could have gone, Fox News or Confession. — Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 22, 2019 Confession would have taken self honesty and awareness, plus some kind of a moral compass. Those attributes are incompatible with Trumpites, and non existent in Sanders. Mendacity is so much a part of her makeup that now it’s her defining feature — and she’s getting paid for it. She’s been admitted into the pantheon of world class dissemblers, Fox News. An interesting spin on “to thine own self be true.”  

PizzaGate Loonies Are Having A Convention, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos To Be Keynote Speakers

Holy conspiracy theory, Batman. QAnon is having a convention September 14 in Atlanta, to “prepare social warriors for a coming digital war against censorship and oppression.” And none other than convicted felons and Russian enablers Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos will be on hand to speak at the “Digital Soldiers Conference,” a one-day event. Mother Jones: Other featured speakers include Bill Mitchell, an online broadcaster and conspiracy theorist; singer and Trump backer Joy Villa; and a “mystery guest.” The event is being organized by Rich Granville, the CEO of Yippy, Inc, who has a Twitter feed littered with references to QAnon, a conspiracy theory centered around the notion that Trump is secretly taking down an international ring of pedophiles that includes high-ranking Democrats. QAnon supporters believe that an anonymous person known as Q is dropping online clues about this supposed clandestine operation. The web page for Granville’s conference prominently features an American flag festooned with a Q. In an interview, Granville denied that the Q on the flag is a deliberate QAnon reference. He said the stars refer to Flynn’s prior status as a three-star general. “It does look like Q, but there is no reference to QAnon anywhere on that site,” Granville said. He acknowledged that he personally espouses QAnon views. “Do I think it’s good for America? Absolutely,” he said. “Do I think it’s a conspiracy theory? I doubt that.” “I am with anybody who is with the United States of America, any digital solider, any patriot, any average American who is doing their part to support the president of the United States,” Granville said. Tickets range from $49 to $2,500 for an “Ultra VIP pass” and the money is earmarked to go to General Flynn’s legal expenses. Flynn is just like Roger Stone. He’s a millionaire, but he cries poor mouth and victimization and goes after the wingnuts to pay his freight. And apparently they love him. Flynn’s legal shift has coincided with his apparent move toward conspiracy theorists who have embraced him as a hero. After Flynn’s plea, many conservative writers argued he was unfairly prosecuted and suggested his case would be thrown out. QAnon believers added their own spin, theorizing that Flynn was actually working with Mueller to help defeat the so-called deep state and expose a liberal pedophile ring. Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., a frequent purveyor of right-wing conspiracy theories, espoused QAnon views when he tweeted in late 2016 about “PizzaGate,” a conspiracy theory that a DC pizzeria was part of a child sex ring involving senior Democratic officials. Flynn Jr. lost a job on the Trump transition team due to those tweets. Flynn Jr. has since renounced QAnon. But General Flynn’s brother, Joseph Flynn, and sister, Barbara Redgate, have signaled support to QAnon supporters, according to the Daily Beast. Joseph Flynn delighted believers last March by tweeting the letter Q. He later deleted the tweet but suggested his account had been hacked by “the team.” Some QAnon followers interpreted his tweet to be a reference to their theory that a “Q Team” of hackers is working to help Trump. This is woo woo magical thinking at it’s finest. These people don’t have even one toe on the ground, let alone both feet. For them, it’s all maps and codes and secret connections. Think of the garage that the protagonist in “A Beautiful […]

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Release of “The Hunt” Canceled In Wake Of Mass Shootings and Trump On Warpath

You recall Trump’s Friday meltdown, both on the south lawn and on Twitter, over the “Anger and Hate” of Hollywood. Trump was literally in meltdown, he was pouring with sweat, sparking innuendo about everything from a drug reaction to a pre-cardiac event in progress. Be that as it may, the target of Trump’s angst has been definitely ascertained. It is a movie called “The Hunt” starring Betty Gilpin and Hillary Swank. It provoked this scathing denunciation from the *resident. ….to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2019 Universal announced Saturday morning that it was indefinitely postponing release of “The Hunt.” Deadline: The studio released the following statement this morning: “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film.  We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.” The Hunt follows 12 red-state strangers who wake up in a clearing and realize that they’re being hunted by liberals. Betty Gilpin and Oscar winner Hilary Swank play women on opposite sides of the political spectrum, conservative and liberal, who are targeting each other.   This opus by Blumhouse Productions was originally entitled “Red State v. Blue State” an unimaginative and on-the-nose title, which reflects a script of precisely the same qualities. Here are a few lines, which I seriously doubt will go down in the same lexicon as, “This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.” “Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.” Isn’t that scintillating? I was going to share the trailer with you, but it has been pulled from the internet, so you’ll have to take my word for it that the movie looks like gar-bage. My prediction is that “The Hunt” is going to end up in the same remainder bin at Blockbuster which “Assassination Nation” ended up in. It was also billed as a satire and “pitted the woke versus the unwoke in uber-violent fashion,”according to the Hollywood Reporter.  It did great at Sundance in 2018, and was in the top earning slot at $10 Million. But when it was released it earned $2 Million, with no international rollout. “We thought people would get the joke,” said one of the filmmakers. Well, they didn’t and they’re not going to get this joke either. Plus Fox News is up in arms with Todd Starnes calling the film  “a script straight from the DNC playbook. Remember when Maxine Waters said confront people at stores and gas stations? One of the first scenes in the movie involves a murder at a gas station.” There’s a culture war in progress for real, and this movie is just flat out dumb and not helping any cause — including, for now, the pocketbooks of the filmmakers.  

Wow! You Have to Watch the Latest from Eleven Films.

Eleven Films is a Portland/Vancouver based video production company. Their latest work, shot to look like a movie trailer, is a powerful indictment of where America is in 2019: Please retweet or like this, spread it far and wide. Our nation is at stake. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

Gun Wielding, Knife Brandishing Trumpist Detained, Released in El Paso.

A boy…man with a rifle spotted brandishing a knife near a immigrant community center in El Paso was briefly detained and then sent on his merry way. He plans to drive to Portland to decorate the protests there. Cop — “He has rights.” NBS News “An armed Trump supporter was detained and released by police Wednesday outside a community space for immigrants in El Paso, Texas, days after a mass shooting that killed 22 people at a Walmart in the border town. Witnesses said they called police after Thomas Bartram, 21, made threatening comments to people and brandished a knife while sitting in his truck outside of community center Casa Carmelita. His truck was emblazoned with pro-Trump banners and bumper stickers promoting InfoWars, a far-right conspiracy website and radio show… …Bartram acknowledged he was legally carrying a pistol but denied waving it around, and said the gloves and knife could be explained. “I was eating prickly pears,” he said. The white powder was a protein supplement, Bartram said he takes along with other Alex Jones’ branded nutritional supplements. Bartram is no longer in El Paso but on his way to Portland, Oregon, to attend a protest that local officials have warned is expected to turn violent… …Ana Deveze, of Casa Carmelita told NBC News that police also recovered a loaded gun, ammunition and a bag of white powder from the man’s truck. She said people at the community center are still “terrified” and “frustrated.” Deveze said El Paso police officers were confrontational with the witnesses and eventually told them Bartram hadn’t broken any laws. “He has rights,” Deveze said police told her.” I know you can carry whatever you want in Texas, brandishing a knife seems to me to be breaking some laws. I guess its OK if you are a white supremacist Trump loving idiot. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

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