Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rachel Maddow discusses Sarah Palin's past, and wonders what her role might be with Trump TV.

I thought this was a great segment last night.

The only quibble I have with it is when Rachel suggests that Sarah Palin would have finished her first term as governor and run for a second term if she had not been tapped by John McCain.

In fact Palin was already in trouble here in Alaska, Troopergate, and many of the ethics charges that were filed against her after the pick as VP might still have occurred.

However I will admit that her arrogance and sense of entitlement was taken up to eleven by the time that she returned to Wasilla, and that because of her experience on the national stage she felt much too important to waste her time on anything as silly as Alaska politics.

As for her ability to "help" Donald Trump launch a new media empire?

The only thing that Palin could show him how to do is to fail, and then quit, which is essentially what she is now famous for doing.

Students walk out, start arguing, after Texas professor informs them that they are all descended from Africa. Update!

Courtesy of The Tab:  

Some Texas State University students in Dr. McGee’s Cultural Anthropology class left the lecture hall after he said in a lesson that all living people originated in Africa. As the exiting white students left the classroom, some remaining in class reportedly called after them, “Black Lives Matter.” 

The lecture started out with a message from the professor that the day’s class would be a lesson on race and it would be particularly interesting so everyone should listen, said Justine Lundy, 20. The professor began talking about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it had come about before stating that all living beings descended from east Africa. 

“It was dead silent,” Lundy said, before a student retorted with a “sarcastic ‘sure.'”

At that point, students began to leave the class. A few disagreeing students who didn’t leave the classroom in a huff stayed behind to argue with each other. 

“A lot of people left,” said class attendee Karene Taylor, 19. “It was embarrassing.”

Of course the professor is right, but you can understand the frustration of some the students.

After all it is so much harder to hate a group of people once you learn that you are all related.

Besides how dare this professor not recognize what these students surely know to be the absolute and undeniable truth. Which is that the first people came from the Garden of Eden and that women are made out of an old rib that Adam was not really using anymore.

Pfft, and he calls himself a "professor."

Update: Snopes is not denying that a walk out took place, only that it was on a smaller scale than indicated by the original article. 

Still worthy of discussion in my opinion.

Donald Trump meets the pain train.

Immature? You bet. But did you secretly get a kick out of it? You know you did.

Buyer's remorse.

These statements are cropping up all over the place as the idiots that actually thought Donald Trump has what it takes to be the President of the United States.

However as much as I would like to feel sorry for them, I simply cannot bring myself to give a shit about anybody who is so incredibly partisan or thick headed that they would have supported Trump's candidacy.

So instead I will simply keep on posting these when I find them and then give them the mocking they so richly deserve.  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sarah Palin tries to be clever, but you she's hampered by the fact that she's Sarah Palin, and then dives deep into the alt-right conspiracy pool.

Courtesy of the Trump Tramp's Facebook page:

Confession: I'm an Obama Admirer (Wait for it.)

It was nice to shake Obama's hand the other night and whisper a belated "thank you" for the courage and love of country he shows in this most important time. Our nation is at a crossroad; I wish we'd had more time to chat so I could further express appreciation (in the thankless position he's in!) for all his pro-America efforts at such a time as this. (Wait for it.)

Oh, sorry... not THAT Obama - this one - Barack's brother Malik who attended the Vegas debate in support of the anti-establishment, anti-#NeverTrump, independent, #AmericaFirstMovement candidate Donald Trump. (OMGD! That would be such a funny head fake if you were middle school kid being raised in a KKK household.) This pic shows Malik Obama and Dr. Ben Carson as we exited the debate's surreal hearing of the oft repeated, unrefuted, untruthful sound bites uttered on stage on behalf of the globalist agenda. 

Wednesday night, Malik and I and others had been stuck outside in the remnants of campaign motorcades so had to walk in late to the UNLV arena. ("Remnants of campaign motorcades" is code for "Had to get our own taxi because Trump refused to pay our way.) Finally taking my seat - front row center, literally on the 50-yard line - we missed opening remarks. Didn't miss anything in the way of media predictability, though, as it was a given we couldn't rely one iota on the referees (the media) to level the playing field in coverage of this final debate. (I will spare you  the link from Breitbart here.)

Friends, rest assured we can survive the crazy deception in this campaign, the question is - can America survive those who suppprt (sic)the deception?  (Yeah I too am pretty confident that we can survive the deception from the Trump campaign and all of his trolls.And yes I think America will survive as well. As for the Republican party, well let's just say the jury is still out on that one.)

(At this point Palin shares one of those despicable fact free alt-right videos attacking the Clintons. Just to prove that she is quite happy wallowing in the mud with Alex Jones and Stephen Bannon. Which is exactly where she needs to be if she his aiming for her own time slot on Trump TV.)

Stay strong America! Its an exciting and empowering time - a whole new ballgame where we no longer rely on blinded referees but instead we level the field ourselves. (Wait, since when are blind referees leveling the ball fields? Don't they have a ground crew for that?) Do your own homework; demand campaign accountability; teach your kids that truth still matters; stiffen your spine, take action and keep the faith!  ( I agree with everything except that last statement. But why do I feel we are talking about two entirely different "ballgames" here?)

 Truth prevails. It's time to dance upon injustice! (WTF? Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug boys and girls.)

- Sarah Palin

Good lord. It's like she dredged the alt-right swamps for material and just plopped it on Facebook in the hopes that the smell would attract the attention of Donald Trump and his Hillary hating white nationalist buddies.

But if Palin wants to get invited into that testosterone drenched boy's club she might have to up her game a little.

For instance watch how Alex Jones, the man who seems to provide Donald Trump with his never ending string of conspiracy theories, responded to the debate on Wednesday.

Yeah maybe if she ate more piles of raw meat and washed it down with several more pots of coffee she could then reach that level of cardiac attack inducing unfettered rage.

Not that I don't think she has it in her, she does.

Damn he actually did it. Donald Trump goes after Michelle Obama. Update!

Courtesy of Heavy:

After taking a tongue-lashing from First Lady Michelle Obama in a speech she delivered in Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, Donald Trump lashed back at FLOTUS during a rally at Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina, the following day.

In other remarks at the rally, Trump referred to President Barack Obama as a “baby,” a putdown which may have been provoked by the president’s command to Trump earlier in the week to “stop whining,” in reference to Trump’s claims that the 2016 Presidential election will be “rigged” against him.

I swear this moron will not be happy until there is not a single woman in the country who will cast a vote for him.

By the way those allegations of friction between Hillary and Michelle are the result of anti-Clinton books and gossip papers.

And perhaps Trump missed (You know with his head shoved so far up ass and everything.) but Michelle has been killing it as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton and was the one behind this quote:

Making her campaign trail debut for Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama ripped into Donald Trump without directly naming him while also laying out her case for supporting Hillary Clinton as “one of the most qualified people who had ever endeavored to become president." 

 “No one in our lifetime has ever had as much experience and exposure to the presidency. Not Barack, not Bill, as he would say, nobody, and yes, she happens to be a woman,” the first lady said to a roaring applause at an event in Fairfax, Va. 

 “So, we can not afford squander this opportunity, particularly given the alternative. Because here is what we know: That being president isn't anything like reality TV. It is not about sending insulting tweets or making fiery speeches,” she continued.

Oh yeah, you cannot almost feel the animosity can't you?

I think that Trump has about as good of a chance of driving a wedge between these two women as Melania has of driving one between him and his first born daughter.

Update: Politifact by the way rates Trump's accusation as false.

Hillary Clinton is the most sexually harassed woman in the country.

Courtesy of HuffPo: 

No woman has experienced sexual harassment en masse like Hillary Clinton during this presidential campaign. There’s no reason to think it will stop if she wins. 

It’s not just Donald Trump. Clinton haters broadcast their harassment on T-shirts, buttons, car bumpers. There are even billboards and dolls. She’s regularly called a bitch and a cunt. Told to smile more. To smile less. Her looks are constantly rated and found lacking. 

Clinton’s run for the presidency has unleashed a deep unease many people, men and women, feel about powerful women. Swirl that discomfort with the brazen misogyny of her opponent and his supporters, then top it off with decades of Hillary hate fueled by various conservative politicians and conspiracy theorists and the result is, well: Trump that Bitch.
You know we tend to think of Hillary Clinton as this incredible resilient and tough minded person who has been dealing with these attacks for the majority of her life and has grown a skin thick enough to protect her against anything.

But can anybody really become tough enough not to feel anything in response to these incredibly disgusting comments?

I would like think of myself as a hard ass, but I have to admit that if I had to face what Hillary faces on a daily basis I am not sure I could get myself out of bed some mornings.

We think that she is the toughest woman on the planet, but we forget that she was once somebody's little girl, is now somebody's mother, and also somebody's grandmother, and that underneath it all she is just a woman trying to plant her feet in a place always reserved for only men, and that for that reason alone she is facing a never ending barrage of hate that no woman, no man, no person, should ever have to face.

No we should not only support Hillary Clinton simply because she will be the first woman President.

But neither should she be vilified simply BECAUSE she will be the first woman President.

Booed by a roomful of priests. Donald Trump makes history at the Al Smith Dinner.

You can see the moment that Trump loses the room.

It is at the 12:36 mark where Trump "jokes" that Clinton is so corrupt that she was kicked off the Watergate Commission. And then he just keeps on digging himself into an every deepening hole.

And when he accused Hillary of hating Catholics I thought we might actually see a church sanctioned lynching.

I have no idea what Trump was thinking, but if he was thinking that he wanted to lose the Catholic vote, he might have made a little progress in that area.

Here was how ABC News reported on the event:

The dinner in New York, to benefit charity, is supposed to be a light-hearted roast where the presidential candidates take jabs at themselves and each other, but the event came just a day after the particularly nasty third presidential debate. 

During the debate, the candidates didn't shake hands or acknowledge each other before or after the forum. 

Trump, who spoke first, tried at first to keep things light-hearted, but quickly turned to harsh criticism about Clinton, who he described as “corrupt.” His remarks drew boos from the crowd, unprecedented for the event in the memories of observers. 

“Hillary believes it's vital to deceive the people by having one public policy. And a totally different policy in private. That's okay,” he said, to boos from the crowd. “I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I? For example, here she is tonight in public, pretending not to hate Catholics.”

My understanding is that the candidates hire their own joke writers to help them with their speeches, however it appears that Trump's joke writers are the same trolls who send those emails of Michelle Obama as a chimp, and Hillary Clinton being burned as a witch.

I heard repeatedly on cable news that this is the FIRST time in the history of this Al Smith dinner than anybody has ever been booed. And remember this was a room full of priests!

So I think it is only fair to also post Hillary's remarks.

As you will see her joke writers actually had some talent, and her delivery was a little more in keeping with the mood of the event. See? There were still a few barbed remarks, and jokes at Trump's expense, but in no way did Hillary overstep any boundaries or lose the crowd.

And besides that some of her jokes were actually funny.

I almost think this dinner served as a microcosm of the two campaigns.

There's Hillary, disciplined, prepared, and self deprecating.

And then there's Trump, angry, humorless, and nasty to his core.

P.S. Oh there was at least one person who was more upset by Hillary's remarks than Trump's.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

During her spiel, Clinton gave a shout-out to the “wonderful elected officials” in the room. “The honorable Chuck Schumer. The honorable Andrew Cuomo. The honorable Mike Bloomberg.” 

“And, we have Rudy Giuliani,” she said to laughs. 

The camera panned to his face in the crowd. There was nothing even resembling a smile going on there. It was just a scowl and a pair of lopsided glasses hanging on his nose. 

Okay now THAT'S funny!

The Moral Majority is dead.

Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority.
Courtesy of New York Magazine: 

A belief in the connection between personal morality and fitness for office used to be a bedrock of Republican politics. It undergirded the crusade to impeach Bill Clinton, and also supplied the primary theme for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, which promised to restore “honor and dignity” to the presidency. Five years ago, white evangelical Protestants were the most heavily Republican voting bloc in the country, and also its most moralistic. Only 30 percent of them believed that “an elected official can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal life.” 

But Donald Trump has changed all that. Today, white evangelical Protestants are the least moralistic cohort of voters. According to a new PRRI/Brookings survey, a full 72 percent of them now believe elected officials can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal lives.

This is how the article ends:

Trump has cured what used to be called “the Moral Majority” of its moralism.

So the national Republican party is in tatters, Alaska might vote blue for the first time in forty years, and there is no longer any "moral majority" powerhouse voting block inflicting unqualified candidates on the American people?

What did I do right to deserve so many wonderful gifts?

And do I really owe all of this good fortune to Donald Trump?

Boy am I one confused Liberal.

Michelle Obama, Donald Trump's worst nightmare, explains why Arizona needs to help make Hillary Clinton the President of the United States.

Courtesy of Mediaite:  

Michelle Obama stumped for Hillary Clinton in Arizona today and went after Donald Trump in possibly much harsher terms than she did last time. 

Obama called out Trump for constantly playing into an “us versus them” mentality where he can easily “dehumanize them… because you don’t know them, you can’t even see them.”

“He demeans and humiliates women as if we’re objects meant solely for pleasure and entertainment rather than human beings worthy of love and respect.”

I swear that NOBODY, not even the President, hits Trump harder and more effectively than FLOTUS.

She knows exactly where his weak spots are and seems to see it as her special purpose to drop him to his knees.

And if you notice, he does not dare to hit back.

That may be one of the only smart decisions he has made in this election cycle.

On another note, I used to kind of scoff at the idea of a Senator Michelle Obama, mostly because I heard that she was uninterested in a career in politics.

But these days while seeing her speak, and while seeing her passion for this country, I cannot help but think that it would be America's loss to never have Michelle Obama in the Senate.

Or perhaps back in the White House?

Morning toons.

Boy that last one is a bulls-eye don't you think?

I actually think that being a female who supports Donald Trump should be added to the DSM-5 as an identified mental illness.

(H/T to Democratic Underground.)