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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-1: The Kids Are Alt Right Edition

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-1: The Kids Are Alt Right Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Boy you guys have been smoking some good Covfefe since we’ve been gone. How do you like our new set everybody? New set, new logo, and Donald J. Trump is still our president. Everything is going to be bigger too, including the music acts we somehow manage to book on our dog and pony show! So really with all the shit going on in the world in the last week - terror attacks in London, Manchester, Iran, and a mass shooting in Orlando, with all the shit going on in the world, are we going to attack Jerry Seinfeld for not hugging Ke$ha? Is that where we’re at as a species in 2017? All our problems have been solved? Terrorism has been solved? Global warming has been solved? Poverty and homelessness have been solved? Great! And you guys do realize that this is the most Seinfeld that Jerry Seinfeld himself has been since his show ended in 1998, am I right? So if you’re complaining about this, you obviously have never seen an episode of Seinfeld. And for those complaining, particularly watch the 6th season episode “The Kiss Hello” and you will see why Seinfeld did this yesterday. You know what? Let’s roll the tape on this.



And like I said this is the most Jerry Seinfeld way that this situation could have possibly been handled, and I can definitely see a Seinfeld episode coming out of this. If this were a Seinfeld episode, George would purposefully go out of his way to try to hug a celebrity, only to get rejected every time. Kramer and Newman would compete to see who could be Ke$ha’s personal assistant. Elaine would be trying to go after Ke$ha’ s PR representative, and Puddy would be well, Puddy. Yeah I could totally see that working as the plot for a Seinfeld reunion episode. Call me, Larry David! OK that’s enough of the intro should But first – John Oliver is back and he takes Trump to town over the decision to pull out of the Paris Accord:



So where do we begin this week? In the number one slot is easily Donald Trump (1) because of what he did to the Paris Accord. Every single country on the planet is participating except one. Can you guess which one? Yeah we’re going to do a deep dive on this. So much that it’s spilling over into a second entry which is of course Donald Trump (2). In the number 3 slot is also Donald Trump (3). So the world is going to shit. We had another mass shooting in Orlando, another terror attack in London, and another whole slew of ridiculous Trump tweets. He just doesn’t quite get it does he? In the number 4 slot, is of course Donald Trump (4). The members of New York’s infamous Lucchese crime family have been arrested, and they all have ties to the president. We’re going to do a deep dive on the mafia in the White House. Hope we don’t get the cement shoes! Taking the number 5 spot is Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (5). If you guessed he’s a certifiably insane fundie nutjob, you are correct! In the number 6 spot is the Oregon GOP (6). There’s been a lot of death since we’ve been gone, and if you thought Matt Bevin’s proposal to stop violence was insane, wait until you see what the Oregon GOP is proposing! In the number 7 slot, we’re going to consult the Free Speech Police (7). Was what Kathy Griffin did really *THAT* bad? Was what Bill Maher said really *THAT* bad? Yes and yes. But if you saw the Free Speech Police last week, they went apeshit, and these are the same people who claim they own free speech, when they say something that racist. Taking the number 8 slot is Ivanka Trump. You know, Memorial Day isn’t exactly what one would call a “happy” holiday but that doesn’t matter to Ivanka. And also never mind that she’s following in her father’s footsteps as to who can produce the most insensitive tweet, as she managed to piss off America’s entire LGBT community in one tweet. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!!) slot, we’re going to do another edition of “Who’s The Snowflake?”. And whew, there were a lot of white male right wing snowflakes this week. You have Joshua Feuersetein, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire, more nut jobs complaining about the Alamo Drafthouse, and Sean Hannity doesn't understand the concept of satire. Yeah that happened. And finally this week – we are going to begin the Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour! So how do you top a 15 round Stupidest State contest? Easy – we’re going to go around the world! And our first destination? Why it’s none other than France (10)! Plus we have some live music for you to close things out this week - our music guests are getting bigger! This time, a little band called Flogging Molly! I mean if you don’t have their new album “Life Is Good”, which came out last week, you’re no friend of this show. They will be stopping by to play something for it, so get your pints of Guinness ready! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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It doesn’t get much more evil than this, folks. And I don’t want to go as extreme as saying that what Trump did last week is an act of war, but yeah it’s kind of an act of war. Of course we’re talking about Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Accord, which has just about everyone who’s not a deplorable up in arms about what has been going on. It’s pissed off a lot of fucking people. I’ve been saying for a while that he’s going mad with power, and this may have been a step too far. Even France’s new president Emmanuel Macron is already taking jabs at Trump:




But this is a colossal fuck up on multiple levels. Let’s explain more:
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President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, a White House official said Wednesday morning — only to have Trump himself revive the suspense less than an hour later.

The withdrawal would fulfill a Trump campaign promise but would be certain to infuriate America’s allies across the globe. It would threaten to destabilize the most comprehensive pact ever negotiated to blunt the most devastating effects of climate change. And it would fly in the face of support the deal has drawn from a host of major business interests, including giant oil companies such as Shell and Exxon Mobil.

Intrigue surrounding Paris has accelerated in the past week, after Pope Francis and other world leaders pressed Trump during his European visit not to abandon the nearly 200-nation 2015 agreement. Administration officials said they are still sorting out the details of how exactly Trump would withdraw, and one noted that nothing is final until an announcement is made.
www.politico.com/story/2017/05/31/trump-paris-climate-change-agreement-238974

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Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! No points for you sir, thank you for playing! Yeah. You know what this is like? Remember back during the Bush administration when Bush had that “big decision” on abortion that he was going to make and all the hype that led up to it while he disappeared for two weeks? And he sided with the assholes? Well, Trump went on his World Deplorable Tour, and now he’s back and it’s just like that. And we could talk about all the states and governors who Trump has pissed off, because Trump sided with the assholes. But here’s where it gets weird.
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President Donald Trump’s campaign announced a “Pittsburgh, not Paris” rally across from the White House on Saturday to celebrate the United States’ withdrawal from a global climate agreement.

The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia are sponsoring the rally in Lafayette Square, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, according to an announcement from the Trump campaign.

“As you know, the President has been under siege from the mainstream media and the Democrats, especially now that he put American jobs first by withdrawing from the Paris Accord. Therefore, we are organizing a group to demonstrate our support for President Trump and his fearless leadership,” the invitation reads.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/02/trump-climate-change-rally-pittsburgh-not-paris-239071

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What the fuck? Why would he want to hold climate talks in Pittsburgh? And he really thinks he’s going to get the rest of the world to go along with this? I mean Paris has the Arc De Triumph, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, I could go on and on. Pittsburgh has… the Pengiuns? Yeah go Pengiuns! Woo! Even the mayor of Pittsburgh is pissed at Trump:
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The mayor of Pittsburgh fired back at President Trump Thursday for his use of the city in rationalizing withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, saying the city will continue to follow the deal.

Bill Peduto (D) tweeted Thursday that "it's now up to cities to lead" after Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate deal.

The mayor of Pittsburgh fired back at President Trump Thursday for his use of the city in rationalizing withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, saying the city will continue to follow the deal.

Bill Peduto (D) tweeted Thursday that "it's now up to cities to lead" after Trump announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate deal.

Trump referenced Pittsburgh in his speech announcing the decision to withdraw, saying, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."

Peduto fired back, tweeting, "Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement."
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/335994-pittsburgh-mayor-fires-back-at-trump-my-city-will-follow-paris

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Yeah he’s right – the city of Pittsburgh *OVERWHELMINGLY* voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. But you know why he did it, and why the deplorables are cheerleading it? Yup – you guessed it, spite for liberals!
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As Donald Trump does his best to destroy the world’s hopes of reining in climate change, let’s be clear about one thing: This has nothing to do with serving America’s national interest. The U.S. economy, in particular, would do just fine under the Paris accord. This isn’t about nationalism; mainly, it’s about sheer spite.

About the economics: At this point, I think, we have a pretty good idea of what a low-emissions economy would look like. I’m sure that energy experts will disagree on the details, but the broad outline isn’t hard to describe.

Clearly, it would be an economy running on electricity — electric cars, electric heat, with internal combustion engines rare. The bulk of that electricity would, in turn, come from nonpolluting sources: wind, solar and, yes, probably nuclear.

Of course, sometimes the wind doesn’t blow or the sun shine when people want power. But there are multiple ways to deal with that issue: a robust grid that can ship electricity to where it’s needed; storage of various forms (batteries, but also maybe things like pumped hydro); dynamic pricing that encourages customers to use less power when it’s scarce and more when it isn’t; and some surge capacity — probably from relatively low-emission natural-gas-fired generators — to cope with whatever mismatch remains.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/trump-gratuitously-rejects-the-paris-climate-accord.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! To which we liberals say… :





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And the answer to the question “What would a dick do?” is not attend a global summit on climate change that literally every country in the world is attending. Well every country in the world except for 3 – Syria, Nicaragua, and now the United States. Yeah I’m not sure I want to be on the side of Syria and Nicaragua. Even our enemies Iraq and Afghanistan are attending this thing. By the way, how bad is it that our Secretary Of State just issued a big “fuck you” to the world?
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Monday that President Trump was "not walking away" from taking action to address climate change — even though the commander-in-chief just four days earlier withdrew the U.S. from the landmark Paris Climate Accord.

"He's simply walking away from what he felt was an agreement that did not serve the American people well," Tillerson told the AP during an official trip to Australia, adding that Trump was "not walking away" from addressing climate change itself.

Trump would consider "perhaps a new construct of an agreement" and "wants to stay engaged on the issue," he added, without confronting that fact that multiple European leaders said last week following Trump's withdrawal that the deal could not be renegotiated.

On Thursday, Trump announced he'd be pulling the U.S. out of the Paris pact — a decision that sparked intense condemnation from world leaders, business executives across the U.S. and lawmakers on virtually every level of government.
www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tillerson-insists-trump-not-turning-back-climate-change-article-1.3222585

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Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is essentially their “let them eat cake” moment. More like “let them eat 2 degrees Celsius” moment. And of course we must, in typical Top 10 fashion, fact check. Because Trump is once again, wrong on everything.
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In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims:

Trump said the U.S. would be exposed to “massive legal liability if we stay in” the Paris Agreement. But there is no liability mechanism in the Paris Agreement. International environmental law experts tell us that pulling out of the agreement won’t reduce U.S. exposure to liability claims and, in fact, may increase it.
Trump called China and India the “world’s leading polluters,” referring to carbon emissions. That’s not accurate. China and the U.S. were the top emitters per kiloton in 2015.
The president also falsely said “nobody even knows where the money [in the Green Climate Fund] is going to.” The fund’s website outlines all of the projects that have been funded.
Trump said the agreement would cost “close to $3 trillion in lost GDP.” That’s one estimate from a report for a business-funded group that found a much smaller impact under a different scenario. Yet another analysis said the impact of meeting the emissions targets would be “modest.”
Trump again took credit for job gains, saying the economy has added more than a million private sector jobs since his election. That’s true, but only 493,000 of them were added since he took office.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/02/fact-checking-trump-speech-paris-climate-agreement/102399674/

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By the way in case you’re wondering who the winners and losers are, well, if you guessed that the winners were big coal mining companies and the losers were poor developing countries, you are correct!
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Winner: coal executives (but not coal workers)

The US coal industry is collapsing — make no bones about it. But some coal companies, particularly ones operating in Kentucky and Wyoming, retain remarkable political influence and have long pushed Trump to exit the accord.

Winner: the GOP and the conservative movement

While the central storyline about the political figures who convinced Trump to pull out of Paris focused on Steve Bannon, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and White House counsel Don McGahn — all known to have vigorously opposed the agreement — there’s a lot more to it.

Winner: China

So the US is no longer going to lead on climate change. That leaves other developed countries, and really China, to steer the ship. Like Europe, China has already emerged as a leader on green energy and technology. It’s expecting to reach its Paris target early.

Loser: Donald Trump

Trump, no doubt, is feeling like a winner today after his big speech on Paris. But history suggests this decision is going to make him a loser. He may be unaware, or simply dismissive, of the repercussions. But they could very likely be severe, not just to his presidency but to US diplomacy and to US companies that want to do business overseas for years to come.
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/2/15723988/winners-losers-trump-paris

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Where’s Trumpy? Can we get Trumpy out here?



By the way, in case you’re wondering if the decision plus Trump’s current erratic behavior has any affect on his poll numbers, well…
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Virtually every single poll tracking President Donald Trump's approval rating showed the figure plummeting Monday morning, well below the margin of error compared to the rising level of support for impeachment. The results follow Trump's controversial decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord; the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to the Kremlin is also a factor.

The president's approval rating dipped from nearly 42 percent to just 36 percent over the weekend, according to a Gallup daily tracking poll published Monday. Trump's declining popularity is inching closer toward his all-time low of 35 percent as president in March, when Gallup had the president’s approval at just 35 percent. What's more, nearly 43 percent of American voters support the idea of beginning the official impeachment process for Trump, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday.

There are slight discrepancies between several leading polls as to where the president’s approval officially stands, though each tracking poll published Monday and over the weekend seemed to show a decline in popularity following Trump's decision on the Paris Agreement. Even right-leaning poll sites like Rasmussen Reports are indicating dips in support for the president's job performance, reporting that as of Monday, 54 percent of the nation disapproves of Trump’s tenure as commander in chief.
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-impeachment-support-odds-removal-approval-rating-white-house-620913

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Pop quiz hot shot! The capital city of our closest allies was attacked last week which resulted in seven people dead and many more injured, and ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack. So if you’re 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, what do you do?



Why of course he’d do all of the above. Because as John Oliver said that Trump is the wrong answer to everything. Why did the chicken cross the road? To be served in a bucket at Los Pollos Hermanos! What color is the sky? Red! What was the highest grossing movie this weekend? Captain Underpants! Who was the star of Breaking Bad? Jerry Seinfeld! I could do this all day. So what did Trump tweet about when news of the terror attacks broke?




What would a dick do? Well ask that question because we had another [strike]mass shooting[/strike] terror attack this week.
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(CNN)Five people, including the shooter, are dead after a shooting at an Orlando, Florida business headquarters, CNN affiliate WFTV reports.

Police say there is no connection to terrorism. It appears to be a work-related incident, WFTV says.

Police reported earlier they were investigating a "multiple fatality" shooting, according to Capt. Angelo Nieves with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/us/orlando-fatalities/index.html?adkey=bn

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Holy fuck! So a mass shooting happens literally the day after the president tweets about how we shouldn’t have a gun debate because guns weren’t being used in London, and the police were passing this off as a “workplace inicident”? I don’t remember this being in any HR manual at any job I’ve ever worked at! If you get in a fight with your supervisor, it is best if you blast a cap in that ass. So when is a good time to talk about guns, Donald? Any? Well another installment of “What The Fuck Did Trump Tweet About?” just happened. As if we didn’t need a reminder!




No that’s not the one I’m looking for. Yeah he needed to remind us that we’re not MAGA-ing it enough lately!




Which of course prompted some much deserved backlash:

London (CNN)US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday, a day after attacking his handling of the weekend's terror attack in the city.
Trump, writing on Twitter Monday, said: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!"

It is the second day that Trump has twisted the mayor's words. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Khan said there was "no cause for alarm" when referring to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/politics/trump-criticizes-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-again/index.html




So why are you criticizing the mayor of London? Never mind that terrorists get their weapons from Saudi Arabia. And never mind that Saudi Arabia gets its’ weapons from the US. And never mind that Trump literally gave $110 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia. So congratulations Trump, you literally just armed the terrorists! Do you need to go stroke the orb again?



Oh there’s no cause for alarm. Trump just told the mayor of London to fuck off after a terrorist attack. I mean could this possibly get any worse? Oh yes! We’re not done yet! What exactly was he doing when the terror attacks happened? He was golfing at a Trump brand golf course (not Mar-A-Lago) with Peyton Manning. You can’t make this shit up. So much for being “tough on terror”.

NASHVILLE - In a move bound to start political rumors flying yet again about his future Tennessee political aspirations, two-time Superbowl champion Peyton Manning appears to have gone golfing Sunday with President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
An Associated Press photographer snapped a picture of Manning, a former University of Tennessee star quarterback, and Corker as they exited from Trump's motorcade which was returning from Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.
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A spokeswoman for Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, did not immediately respond to a series of questions posted by the Times Free Press about the outing.
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Back in January, there was considerable buzzing nationally as well as in Tennessee GOP circles after Manning was invited to speak to congressional Republicans at their annual retreat.

The speculation? U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., didn't intend to seek reelection in 2020.
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2017/jun/04/peyton-manning-apparently-joins-donald-trump-bob-corker-sunday-golf-outing/431669/




Is he Bush here? I mean really how much is he going to keep golfing? Remember how much he criticized Obama for golfing when he should be presedenting?




Presedenting is hard, people! So what was Khan’s response to Trump’s tweet?

The stoic determination and decency of the British people and their leaders were on full display in the hours after the latest horrific terrorist rampage. The Brits fought back, launching drinking glasses and chairs at the savages who attacked them. The police acted with lightning-fast precision, killing the three assailants within eight minutes of the emergency call. And, God Bless him, a man returned to the bar where he experienced Saturday’s horror — to pay his bill and tip. Civilization is not going to be driven out of Britain by three or three hundred killers.

Meanwhile — and it pains me to write this — our president acted like a clod, a heartless and dull-witted thug in sending out a series of tweets. He — commander in chief and leader of the Free World — first retweeted an unverified, unofficial Drudge headline about the unfolding terrorist attack. Then he aimed to bolster his Muslim travel ban (which is not supposed to be a Muslim travel ban). “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,” he tweeted. “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!” (Aside from the inappropriateness of President Trump’s tweet, he fails to grasp that the courts in these cases are reaffirming our rights against an overreaching, discriminatory edict.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/06/04/with-his-london-tweets-trump-embarrasses-himself-and-america-once-again/?utm_term=.8fd0376f4ded




And of course Trump can’t help himself:

President Trump today doubled down on his attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of this weekend’s terrorist attack in London that left seven people dead and dozens more injured.

"Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement," Trump wrote on Twitter this morning.

Trump had first criticized Khan Sunday, tweeting, "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!"

A spokesperson for Khan Sunday called Trump's remark "ill-informed" and said it took the mayor's words out of context.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-terrorist-attack/story?id=47837703




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Yes that’s our current president Donald J. Trump partying with Joseph Cinque, aka Joey No Socks, of the notorious Gambino Crime Family at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve. But this week, while we were paying attention to Trump’s nonsense, whatever nonsense he was up to, this happened:

Top-ranking members of the Lucchese crime family – including ruling boss Matthew Madonna and his second-in-command Steven Crea Sr. – were busted Wednesday on federal racketeering charges, including murder, authorities said.

Madonna and underboss Crea Sr., aka “Wonder Boy,” as well as consigliere Joseph DiNapoli, and four others – Steven Crea Jr., Dominic Truscello, John “Big John” Castelucci and Tindaro “Tino” Corso – who served as captains or acting captains were among 19 charged in a superseding indictment unsealed Wednesday.

Soldiers Joseph Venice, James “Jimmy the Jew” Maffucci, Joseph “Big Joe” and “Joey Glasses” Datello, Paul “Paulie Roast Beef” Cassano, Christopher Londonio and several others were also nabbed.

The crew of goodfellas was allegedly behind the 2013 murder of Michael Meldish, a former leader of the notorious Purple Gang, who did jobs for the Lucchese and Genovese families.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/31/nearly-two-dozen-lucchese-crime-family-members-arrested/




Holy shit! Did these guys take lessons on creating awesome Mafia names? You have “Jimmy The Jew”, “Joey Glasses”, “Paulie Roast Beef” (BTW, I am calling my new sandwich shop that), and a guy who simply calls himself “The Baker”. So what does this have to do with our 45th president, you might ask?

The FBI has announced the arrest of twenty alleged mafia members in New York City. While nothing has been officially signaled about why these particular individuals were busted at this particular time, it’s worth pointing out that they do have indirect business ties to Donald Trump.

The FBI New York account on Twitter posted a link to the press release on the website for the Southern District of New York, which announced that the arrested individuals were from the Lucchese Family (link). The press release went on to state that the arrests included the entire leadership of the family. So this was clearly a takedown of Lucchese.

Back in 2016, after Ted Cruz accused Donald Trump of having mafia ties, leading fact checking site PolitiFact posted the following: “Trump World Tower, supported by the Quadrozzi Concrete Company, is also tangentially related to La Cosa Nostra. The head of the company, John Quadrozzi Sr., was tied to the Lucchese crime family and indicted for making illegal payoffs to the mob in 1992.” (link)
http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/mafia-nyc-trump-bust/3197/




Well when you consider who our current president is, sure! You know the republicans made so much shit talk about Hillary Clinton having ties to the mob, but guess who really does? Yup! It’s our 45th president, Donald J. Trump!

In his signature book, The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump boasted that when he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City, he persuaded the state attorney general to limit the investigation of his background to six months. Most potential owners were scrutinized for more than a year. Trump argued that he was “clean as a whistle”—young enough that he hadn’t had time to get into any sort of trouble. He got the sped-up background check, and eventually got the casino license.

But Trump was not clean as a whistle. Beginning three years earlier, he’d hired mobbed-up firms to erect Trump Tower and his Trump Plaza apartment building in Manhattan, including buying ostensibly overpriced concrete from a company controlled by mafia chieftains Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano. That story eventually came out in a federal investigation, which also concluded that in a construction industry saturated with mob influence, the Trump Plaza apartment building most likely benefited from connections to racketeering. Trump also failed to disclose that he was under investigation by a grand jury directed by the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, who wanted to learn how Trump obtained an option to buy the Penn Central railroad yards on the West Side of Manhattan.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910




And in case you can’t think this could possibly get any crazier, Trump reportedly did business with a real life mobster named Fat Tony – who is in no relation to the beloved Simpsons character and leader of the Springfield Mafia:

It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump, a man who bullies his opponents like a mobster, allegedly had business dealings with members of organized crime groups.

In a deeply reported piece for Politico, veteran Philadelphia Inquirer reporter David Cay Johnston details dealings with the mob-owned firms and corrupt labor fixers that allowed the Republican presidential candidate to erect his famous Trump Tower and his Trump Plaza buildings in Manhattan. The story even includes a gangster whose nickname is “Fat Tony.”

According to Johnston, a federal indictment of that same man—“Fat Tony” Salerno, boss of the Genovese crime family—found that Trump paid extra for concrete in exchange for union peace.
http://gawker.com/donald-trump-reportedly-did-business-with-a-mobster-nam-1778065545




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Kentucky’s new governor is batshit insane. Never mind that we just had yet another “active shooter” situation in Orlando and a terror attack in London this week. No guns were fired by the terrorists, but police shot back – and they shot back with about as many bullets as Charlie Sheen did in “Hot Shots Part Deux”.

London (CNN)Armed officers responding to the London Bridge terror attack fired an "unprecedented" number of rounds at the three attackers because they were wearing what appeared to be suicide belts, police said.
Eight officers fired 50 shots at three attackers to ensure they were neutralized, said Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner for specialist operations in the Metropolitan Police Service. Rowley is Britain's most senior counterterrorism office.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/04/europe/london-terror-attack-new/index.html




That was Hot Shots Part Deux. So what is Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s solution to a mass shooting? You are not going to believe this one.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin called on the "power of prayer" to help combat Louisville's rising murder rate as he urged people to form prayer groups to walk high-crime neighborhoods.

His plan, outlined at a community meeting, was met with a mix of support and derision. Bevin urged volunteers to form teams of 3-10 people that pick the same block to walk at the same time of day, at least two or three times a week. He urged participants to make a yearlong commitment.

"Go around the block, pause on each corner, pray for the people there, move to the next corner," Bevin said later in describing his plan to reporters at a city park. "And over the course of the year, here's what's going to happen - they're going to get to know the people on the block."

Bevin, a socially conservative Republican, said it's a chance for "people of faith to put their faith to work." He hopes residents from the neighborhoods walk with people living elsewhere.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kentucky-governors-plan-to-combat-rising-louisville-murder-rate-pray/




Yeah sorry Matt, we can’t get behind “pray away the bullets”. But that’s not the only reason the Kentucky governor is in the news this week. So Louisville has one of the highest crime rates in the country and his plan is to form “prayer circles”. You know why are republicans so afraid of “the public square”? That’s always one of their big talking points. We may need to explore that in “how is this still a thing” sometime soon. And in case you were wondering about the reaction to the governor’s plan, well, it was a swing and a miss.

The family members of Louisville children who were victims of gun violence were also present.

The reaction from those listening to Bevin appeared to be mixed. Some of the room gave Bevin a standing ovation while others shouted criticism.

A group of people walked out of the meeting after they said they didn’t get a chance to talk.

A man w/ Dr Kevin Cosby shouts: it's 11:30, we didn't get to speak. Group walks out as Gov Bevin continues to speak. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/AHkshImvYS— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) June 1, 2017
http://www.whas11.com/news/politics/gov-bevin-announces-plan-to-stop-crime-in-louisville/444822273




And by the way this wasn’t the only thing Matt Bevin is in the news for this week. He apparently engaged in a bit of quid pro quo in regards to his Alaska mansion:

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he's living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy.

Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a "sick man" for allegedly being "caught sneaking" around Bevin's home and property.

Bevin's tweet, which said that Loftus was "removed by state police," was in reference to an instance two months ago — in March — when Loftus went to the governor's new Anchorage mansion, according to Bevin spokeswoman Amanda Stamper. The governor ended the tweet with the hashtag "#PeepingTom."
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2017/05/27/bevin-blasts-journalist/351497001/





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Look, we’re not making fun of terrorists, terrorism, or death here at the Top 10. Death is never funny no matter which way you look at it. Instead what we’re doing is making fun of how our leaders are reacting to mass shootings and terror attacks. While we slide down the path to World War III, and a possible Civil War here at home, the best solution that our leaders have to stop violence is praying. But in Oregon, their solution to stop violence is with more violence.

Multnomah County GOP chair James Buchal, however, told the Guardian that recent street protests had prompted Portland Republicans to consider alternatives to “abandoning the public square”.

“I am sort of evolving to the point where I think that it is appropriate for Republicans to continue to go out there,” he said. “And if they need to have a security force protecting them, that’s an appropriate thing too.”

Asked if this meant Republicans making their own security arrangements rather than relying on city or state police, Buchal said: “Yeah. And there are these people arising, like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.”

Asked if he was considering such groups as security providers, Buchal said: “Yeah. We’re thinking about that. Because there are now belligerent, unstable people who are convinced that Republicans are like Nazis.”

Buchal ran for Oregon attorney general in 2012 and has stood for election to Congress and the state legislature. The Oath Keepers are described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the US”, recruiting current and former military and law enforcement personnel. They have recently appeared at rallies from Berkeley, California, to Boston, standing with activists from the far right, activists holding what were once fringe positions who have recently risen to national prominence.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/29/portland-attack-republican-james-buchal-militia-groups




Yeah their solution to stopping violence is to use more violence! You really can’t make this shit up folks! That would be like throwing a Molotov cocktail at your car that’s already on fire, to put the fire out! I mean could they really be any more stupid? Oh yeah! Yeah they could! This is the type of insanity that they want to bring on Oregon.

Christian had been a prominent and vocal participant in recent “alt-right” rallies in Portland. At a “free speech rally” in Montavilla City Park on 29 April he was captured on video wrapped in an American flag, giving Nazi salutes. Earlier that day, police reportedly confiscated a baseball bat from him. Local reporters captured him yelling racial slurs and threatening to shoot “anyone who tries to disarm me”.

Cat Davila, who was among counterprotesters at the rally, said Christian “showed up part way through the event and came striding straight toward the counter-demonstrator crowd very purposefully waving a baseball bat by his side and staring us down”. As he drew closer, Davila said, police “blocked him and took his bat and from then on he just yelled a lot”.

Christian’s Facebook page revealed obsessive concern with far-right themes. In recent weeks he posted memes and other material attacking “antifascist” protesters who have clashed with various “alt-right” rallies around the country. In the lead-up to the April rally, he posted: “Looking for a couple guys or gals down to unmask anyone wear[ing] a mask at the upcoming Free Speech March”, referring to the anti-fascist practice of disguising protesters’ identities.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/27/portland-double-murder-white-supremacist-muslim-hate-speech




Seriously, the stupidity of Trump fans drives me to drink more. Ah, where ya been man? Oh yeah that’s good shit. Let’s continue to delve into the madness here. I mean it’s crazier than you would think. You can’t fight violence with violence when this is the type of insane person we’re dealing with:

Christian’s Facebook page revealed obsessive concern with far-right themes. In recent weeks he posted memes and other material attacking “antifascist” protesters who have clashed with various “alt-right” rallies around the country. In the lead-up to the April rally, he posted: “Looking for a couple guys or gals down to unmask anyone wear[ing] a mask at the upcoming Free Speech March”, referring to the anti-fascist practice of disguising protesters’ identities.

Christian also posted openly antisemitic and neo-Nazi material. On 9 May, he claimed to have challenged Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz to a future debate, in which “I will defend the Nazis”. The same day, he posted “Hail Vinland!!! Hail Victory!!!”, combining a familiar catchphrase that was used at a post-election rally by the activist Richard Spencer.

Portland-based antifascist researcher Shane Burley, author of the forthcoming book Fascism Today, told the Guardian that “Vinland” refers to the area of eastern Canada that Leif Erikson supposedly settled from Iceland. On the far right, he said, it is used as a way of asserting that white nationalists “are Vikings in a new land continuing the ancient battle for the preservation of their people”.


Just wow. So he quotes Vikings and defends Hitler. And says that he wants to decapitate people who circumcise. Quite the charming individual we’re dealing with here. You know what? This gets even more batshit insane the more you delve into it. So to end this entry, I’m going to sit here and headbang to some Led Zeppelin.





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Time to call in the Free Speech Police. You know things are truly fucked up when this happens:

Donald Trump’s campaign and election have added an alarming twist to school bullying, with white students using the president's words and slogans to bully Latino, Middle Eastern, black, Asian, and Jewish classmates. In the first comprehensive review of post-election bullying, BuzzFeed News has confirmed more than 50 incidents, across 26 states, in which a K-12 student invoked Trump’s name or message in an apparent effort to harass a classmate during the past school year.

In the parking lot of a high school in Shakopee, Minnesota, boys in Donald Trump shirts gathered around a black teenage girl and sang a portion of “The Star Spangled Banner,” replacing the closing line with “and the home of the slaves.” On a playground at an elementary school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, third-graders surrounded a boy and chanted “Trump! Trump! Trump!”

On a school bus in San Antonio, Texas, a white eighth-grader said to a Filipino classmate, “You are going to be deported.” In a classroom in Brea, California, a white eighth-grader told a black classmate, “Now that Trump won, you're going to have to go back to Africa, where you belong.” In the hallway of a high school in San Carlos, California, a white student told two biracial girls to “go back home to whatever country you're from.” In Louisville, Kentucky, a third-grade boy chased a Latina girl around the classroom shouting “build the wall!” In a stadium parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida, after a high school football game, white students chanted at black students from the opposing school: “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!”
Today’s high schoolers will be eligible to vote in 2020, and today’s fifth graders will be eligible to vote in 2024.

The first school year of the Donald Trump presidency left educators struggling to navigate a climate where misogyny, religious intolerance, name-calling, and racial exclusion have become part of mainstream political speech.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertsamaha/kids-are-quoting-trump-to-bully-their-classmates?bftw&utm_term=.yl2nYP4a5#.dcvDVaZkx




Yeah kids - kids!!!! The kids are alt right now! Are quoting Trump to bully their classmates! And how do you police that when the parents are doing it too, and our president himself is a giant bully? Before we get into the meat of this, here’s the challenger – Margaret Court. We already covered Kathy Griffin’s insane stunt in Minis #3. But Margaret Court on the other hand is when fundies say something horrifically stupid and every bit as offensive as what Bill Maher said last week. Is there any difference? You be the judge!

The former tennis champion Margaret Court has claimed “tennis is full of lesbians” following a row over remarks she made previously about gay marriage. She added that transgender children were the work of “the devil”.

Court’s earlier comments opposing same-sex marriage sparked furious debate about whether the show court named in her honour at Melbourne Park should be changed. However, she said that attempts to remove her name from it were “bullying”.

In an interview with Vision Christian Radio on Wednesday, Court claimed that a “gay lobby” was trying to “get the minds of children” through Australia’s Safe Schools anti-bullying program.

“Tennis is full of lesbians. Even when I was playing there were only a couple there but those couple that led took young ones into parties,” Court said. “And what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport.”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/31/margaret-court-tennis-reaction-same-sex-marriage-opposition-is-bullying




To which Tennis great John McEnroe replied – and this is the correct response when something that blatantly stupid and offensive is said about the LGBT community:

Court claimed that Tennis is "full of lesbians" and that transgender children were the work of the devil.

“Margaret Court is telling us, ‘Tennis is full of lesbians,’” McEnroe said in his response. “The way I see it, there are three options regarding this statement. Number one―this is true, and who gives a fuck? Number two―this is not true, and who should give a fuck? And number three―this is half-true, and should we really give a fuck?”

“When same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, I will personally call my good friend Elton John to host the biggest same-sex mass wedding ceremony ever seen—in Margaret Court Arena. Margaret, that’s just the kind of guy I am.”

http://deadspin.com/john-mcenroe-slams-margaret-courts-bigoted-comment-on-n-1795834626




And then there was this that an editor for Breitbart said. I mean really, how the fuck can you be too racist for Breitbart?

A Breitbart editor has been sacked after posting anti-Muslim tweets following the London terror attack.

The editor, Katie McHugh, who previously worked at The Daily Caller, said in a tweet Monday that

“Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”

McHugh was criticized for a tweet Saturday, in which she wrote "there would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there."

She then became involved in a twitter spat with actor Pej Vahdat.

"You're a real moron," Vahdat responded to her tweet about Muslims.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/breitbart-editor-fired-after-anti-muslim-tweets/ar-BBC9jIA?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp




Now juxtapose that with what Bill Maher said. In this corner is our defendant, Bill Maher. You know last week about the Kathy Griffin incident / clusterfuck. Was what she did really that bad? Was what Bill Maher said last week really that bad? Well, we’ll let you be the judge! We are actually not going to roll the tape on this one, because even HBO has deleted it. So what did Maher say?

ORIGINAL STORY: HBO denounced Bill Maher for his “completely inexcusable and tasteless” use of a racial slur on Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, joining a chorus of celebrities and activists calling out the comic for saying the N-word.

“Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless. We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show,” HBO said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.

Maher uttered the slur while joking with Ben Sasse, a Republican senator from Nebraska, on Friday night.

Sasse appeared as a guest to promote his new book, The Vanishing American Adult, and noted how adults dressing up for Halloween is “frowned upon” more in his state than in other areas. When Maher said, “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more,” Sasse replied, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us.”
http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/03/bill-maher-n-word-real-time/




Was what Bill Maher said really that bad? Was what Kathy Griffin did really that bad? Do we liberals condone this sort of behavior? The answer to all 3 of these things is yes. We should condone it whether it’s blatant or subtle. But is it really that bad in the context of how the media defended Trump over his blatantly sexist “locker room talk”?



Yeah because Ben Carson is the go to expert for what passes for “locker room talk”. What fucked up kind of lockers are they using? You know let’s ask the fans what they thought of the Bill Maher controversy.

Sunday evening, Maher performed at the Murat Theatre at Old National Center in Indianapolis.

We caught up with a few people attending his show, to see what they thought of the controversy.

Chris:

"I think it's overblown. I think everyone is a little too sensitive and I think the context of what he said is being ignored overall. ... I think that even the joke that he did was in possibly poor taste. I think it was off-the-cuff and I think even thought 'Maybe I shouldn't have done that.' Right after he said it. ... It doesn't diminish what he does as a comedian. I harken back to a George Carlin bit where [Carlin] runs off with an entire litany of racial slurs and words people find offensive but then comes back to, again, context."
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/what-local-bill-maher-fans-thought-of-latest-controversy




Yes I love that bit. I wonder what Carlin himself would be saying about the free speech police card that’s being played right now? You know conservatives love to play the free speech card when they start spouting Nazi propaganda and using racial slurs. But one thing we can all learn about Maher and Kathy Griffin is that it was a teachable moment in how to be better than the republicans when they play the “free speech” card:

Comedian Bill Maher has built a career on dividing people into sets and knocking down the ones he cares for least: women, Muslims, non-atheists.

When he used a racial slur and made light of slavery all in one phrase it was a new low, but a pretty predictable one. So it's tempting to write him off and turn away.

I hope we don't — at least not before using his Friday night exchange as a way to talk to our kids about being upstanders.

First, some background. Maher was hosting Sen. Ben Sasse, Republican from Nebraska, on his HBO show, "Real Time." They were discussing adulthood and whether it's in short supply, the topic of Sasse's new book.

Sasse invited Maher to visit Nebraska sometime: "We'd love to have you work in the fields with us." And Maher replied: "Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house (racial slur)."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-monday-balancing-act-bill-maher-0605-20170605-column.html




Oh and by the way stop it, people. At least that’s what Joy Behar wants you to think.

Monday on The View, hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg defended and downplayed two left-wing comedians who got into hot water this past week. After Kathy Griffin posed in a photo with a bloodied, severed head of the president, and then later played the victim after being called out for the egregious display, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher caused outrage after using the “N-word” during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse on his Friday show. Despite both cases receiving bipartisan backlash, the radically liberal hosts on The View actually defended both comedians’ actions.

Adamantly anti-Trump host Joy Behar led the charge in defending Maher’s word choice on Monday’s show. Behar rationalized, Maher was “one of the good guys,” in fighting the president so he deserved a pass:
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2017/06/05/behar-defends-griffin-maher-stop-assault-comedians






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Celebrity lifestyle brands sell pretty much steaming loads of horseshit. For instance – both Ivanka Trump and Gwyneth Paltrow have lifestyle brands. The latter’s is called GOOP, and well, it’s time for the annual GOOP convention in Los Angeles:

Step aside, World Health Organization, there's a new conclave of health-and-wellness experts in town, and they come bearing Sweetgreen salads and Moon Juice "spirit dust." Gwyneth Paltrow's infamous lifestyle brand Goop will host its first-ever 'wellness summit' in L.A. on June 10th, reports Vanity Fair.

Non-toxic manicures, crystal therapy and hydrating I.V. drips will be on offer at June's "In Goop Health" summit, according to the event site; the location for "In Goop Health" has been chosen but will not be released at this time, a Goop press rep told LAist, prompting us to speculate that it's somewhere super-secret and mystical, like an enchanted cave or the Bermuda Triangle. The summit's panels will feature an array of Goop acolytes, including Girls collaborators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, actresses Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie, fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, fashion designer Tory Burch and "Clean Program" founder Dr. Alejandro Junger.
http://laist.com/2017/04/25/goop_health_summit.php


Oh and by the way – here’s what that gets you, and my favorite part is bolded:

"Lapis" ticket, $500:
- Access to every panel and keynote
- “Wellness activations” like crystal therapy and aura photography
- Clean and gourmet food and drinks from brands like Moon Juice and Tropicana Probiotics
- A $200 “adult goody bag” of Goop-endorsed products.

"Amethyst" ticket, $1000: everything from "Lapis," plus:
- A cocktail reception with Gwyneth herself
- A foam-roller workout with "body whisperer" Lauren Roxburgh
- A mini-version of "The Class" led by founder Taryn Toomey
- A $350 "adult goody bag" of Goop-endorsed products

"Clear Quartz" ticket, $1500:
- Everything from "Lapis" and "Amethyst," plus:
- Private morning sound meditation class with Sara Auster, followed by Gwyneth's breakfast pick (wouldn't it be great if 'Gwyneth's breakfast pick' was a microwavable Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese biscuit?)
- Lunch with Gwyneth and select panelists, "curated" by Chef Seamus Mullen
- A set of Tumi luggage packed with $500 of Goop-endorsed products,
- 3 months of early access to new Goop releases
- Valet parking (this one's the kicker)




Yeah $1500 gets you free valet parking, but it’s not included in the $1,000 or $500 levels. But on the other hand, juxtapose that with Ivanka Trump’s lifestyle brand, and they’re almost one in the same. You know there’s ways to celebrate Memorial Day, and as the name implies – “memorial”. As in remembrance. As in remembering those who served, your loved ones, or both. You know the way to *NOT* celebrate Memorial Day? With fucking champagne popsicles! Can we throw that Tweet up there?




Yeah celebrate Memorial Day by making champagne popsicles. Was Ivanka around during the French Revolution? Let them eat champagne popsicles. And by way who knew that Ivanka Trump had a “lifestyle brand”? Is she following GOOP’s example?

Ivanka Trump yields great power within her father’s White House, but her official corporate account on Twitter is a reminder the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

First Daughter and White House surrogate Ivanka Trump raised eyebrows on Memorial Day with a tweet from her lifestyle branding account that many likened to the famously tone-deaf defense of French Aristocracy when Maria Antoinette remarked, “let them eat cake.”
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/ivanka-trump-company-raked-over-coals-for-suggesting-champagne-popsicles-to-commemorate-memorial-day/


So you might be asking yourself – “Is there a Trump product in all of this?”. Why yes, good sir / madam! There is!




How good does champagne from hell freeze? What’s the appropriate temperature? Absolute zero or 3 degrees below absolute zero? By the way, I love this Tweet:




We may have to do a deep dive into Ivanka Trump HQ at some point – there’s a ton of shit out there about celebrity lifestyle brands. And in case you’re wondering whether or not she couldn’t be any more insensitive – well this week begins June Pride Month, and we here support our LGBT brothers and sisters. Well, Ivanka on the other hand….




Ever trying to shake the “complicit” label, first daughter, Ivanka Trump, took to Twitter Thursday evening to issue a pair of tweets to express her support for LGBTQ rights.

The tweets coincided with the start of Gay Pride month in the United States.

Ever trying to shake the “complicit” label, first daughter, Ivanka Trump, took to Twitter Thursday evening to issue a pair of tweets to express her support for LGBTQ rights.

The tweets coincided with the start of Gay Pride month in the United States.

Despite his support for marriage equality, LGBTQ Americans are generally not counted as members of the Donald Trump coalition. LGBTQ Americans voted overwhelmingly against him in the 2016 general election.

On Twitter, the younger Trump was raked over the coals by those who took exception to her sweet words. The general theme was that the actions of the administration spoke louder.
http://www.mediaite.com/online/twitter-explodes-at-ivanka-trump-after-lgbtq-pride-tweets/



Which prompted some backlash like:







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It’s now time for another round of *cue reverb* WHO’S THE SNOWFLAKE? Because no one loves to whine more than the white male conservative social justice warrior. And they have become the very thing they accuse others of. So we’ve launched a new game here at the Top 10 Conservative Idiots.



Behind door number 1 is the Alamo Drafthouse. Which we love here. But it’s not them we’re concerned about. So you know about their women’s only screening of the new epic superhero movie Wonder Woman right? Well, the chain issued what may be the best apology ever about it:

"We at the Alamo Drafthouse would like to officially apologize for our role in the end of mankind as we knew it, and the ascendant Gynocracy that followed. We didn’t know our women-only screening of Wonder Woman would result in the overthrow of all world governments and the total subjugation of men, but in hindsight we probably should have seen it coming.

“Why can’t women have one night to enjoy a character that’s meant so much to them over the years?” asked the Shadowy Figure. The woman came into our offices in a cloak as black as the grave, followed by three wild-looking dogs. Her voice had no age, or every age, it was hard to tell. Sometimes it sounded like more than one woman was talking. The Shadowy Figure made good points about Representation Mattering and Safe Spaces as she idly flicked raw flesh to her dogs. Around her swirled plumes of sickly sweet incense from a source unknown, but this is Austin, so we figured she was just keeping it weird. How naive we were.
https://medium.com/BethyBSQU/alamo-drafthouse-apologizes-for-starting-manpocalypse-with-women-only-screening-ccf6f4090a14




But then even the mayor of Austin got in on the shenanigans coming from the white male social justice warrior snowflakes, which will now be known by their abbreviation – WMSJWSFs.

"I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the city's image. The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it's decision. The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women's eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement. Women learn from an early age to value make-up, that it's OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are. Women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride. Women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes. Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women. If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it's deterioration. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman. Does Austin stand for gender equality or for kissing up to women? Don't bother to respond. I already know the answer. I do not hate women. I hate their rampant hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the 'women's movement.' Women do not want gender equality; they want more for women. Don't bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/01/531108962/austin-mayor-responds-to-man-angry-about-wonder-woman-screening?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social


So the question on the table is…



Why it’s none other than WMSJWSFs! Who are quite possibly the biggest crybabies on the planet! And they accuse us of being whiny snowflakes who need safe spaces. No one needs safe spaces more than the WMSJWSFs. So with that in mind we go to our next subject for “Who’s The Snowflake?”. Why it’s Sean Hannity, who has been busy comparing liberals to fascists and waging war on Media Matters. But who else is Hannity mad at? Why it’s the Onion!

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday expressed outrage over an article published in The Onion.

In a message on Twitter, Hannity asked “what is wrong with the left that they think these sorts of things are funny?” The message was linked to a satirical article about his former boss titled “Hundreds Of Miniature Sean Hannitys Burst From Roger Ailes’ Corpse.”

Ailes, the former chief of Fox News, died May 18.

But Hannity’s foes were quick to point out that he uses the word “snowflake” to mock political opponents who he views as oversensitive. He also frequently labels liberals as “crybabies.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/snowflake-sean-hannity-stung-by-parody-article-and-the-internet-cant-stop-laughing/


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So we ask you again… WHO’S THE SNOWFLAKE???? Why it’s none other than Sean Hannity himself! And man he is not letting this shit go! Talk about a guy who can dish it out but can’t take it! Can we throw that tweet up there?




Yeah we need more of the crying baby sound effect! It’s called a “joke”, Hannity! I mean do you even know what a joke is? I’m guessing most likely not. So let’s throw up the article in question that has Hannity’s boxers in a wad:

PALM BEACH, FL—Clawing over each other and gasping for air as they emerged, hundreds of miniature Sean Hannitys reportedly burst from Roger Ailes’ corpse Thursday shortly after the former Fox News CEO’s death. “At first, one little hand broke through his skin, and then dozens and dozens of Sean Hannitys just erupted out of Roger’s chest cavity,” said one witness, adding that the cacophony caused by the two-inch-tall, mucus-covered Hannitys screeching right-wing talking points drowned out every other sound in the room. “They were suddenly everywhere, shrieking about the war on Christmas, paid protesters, and coddled, crybaby liberals on college campuses. One of the nasty little things even scampered up the wall and started gnawing on the doorframe. And, my Lord, they just smelled so foul.” At press time, the miniature Sean Hannitys were ravenously devouring Ailes’ corpse.
http://www.theonion.com/article/hundreds-miniature-sean-hannitys-burst-roger-ailes-56052




That is a pretty disturbing image. But behind Door #3 in this installment of “Who’s The Snowflake” is “Coach” Dave Daubenmire – who’s not a coach but for some reason people listen to what he has to say, and he says some really extremist shit. Like this in the wake of Greg Gianforte (R-WWE) body slamming his way to the vote.

Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire declared on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning that America needs “a more violent Christianity.” He cited President Trump and Greg Gianforte as examples of violent men who are properly “walking in authority.”

“The only thing that is going to save Western civilization is a more aggressive, a more violent Christianity,” he said.

Playing a clip of Trump shoving aside the prime minister of Montenegro at a recent NATO summit so that he could stand in front of the group of assembled leaders, Daubenmire heaped praise on Trump for showing that “he is large and in charge.”

“Look at him,” Daubenmire screamed gleefully while watching the clip. “They’re all little puppies, ain’t nobody barking at him … He’s walking in authority. He walked to the front and center and they all know it, too, man. He just spanked them all.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-america-needs-a-more-violent-christianity/




So… Dave Daubenmire seems to be channeling his inner Homer Simpson. Who’s the Snowflake in this case? Why it’s conservative white male Christians! If you feel the need to be violent to exert your dominance, well, good luck with that because exerting your dominance like that fucking asshole in Portland will land you a one-way ticket to Supermax, which means you lose your right to vote republican, which means we win. And one more bonus round for this week’s edition of “Who’s The Snowflake”, I give you our favorite fire and brimstone nut job, Joshua Feurerstein!

Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, a former pastor who has over two million followers on Facebook, has called on Christians to boycott fast food giant McDonald's over its new rainbow colored gay pride french fry boxes. He also slammed Macy's support for gay pride month.

"DISGUSTING! McDonald's released their RAINBOW FRIES today in honor of GAY PRIDE!" Feuerstein wrote in a Facebook message on Friday, sharing a photo of the new french fry boxes in question.

"I'm tired of corporations trying to influence our families like this. SHARE THIS and let people know to STOP EATING at McDonalds! Plus, their food is crap. Really," he added.

According to Fox News, the gay pride boxes will be available at three McDonald's restaurants in Washington, D.C., between June 9 and 11. The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., is a sponsor of the Capital Pride Alliance.

Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald's PRIDE Network and vice president/general manager of McDonald's Baltimore Washington Region, said in a pess release that the fry boxes "are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald's most iconic and recognizable items; however, these fry boxes are 'small potatoes' in the grand scheme of our commitment to this community.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelist-joshua-feuerstein-calls-for-boycott-of-mcdonalds-over-disgusting-gay-pride-fries-186505/#qVMAHYtrdqeCEvlQ.99


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Although giving Joshua the benefit of the doubt here, his comment is...



So who’s the snowflake in that case? Why it’s Joshua Feuerstein! Or maybe Fuhrerstein, am I right? NEIN!!! And that answers the question of… *cue reverb* WHO’S THE SNOWFLAKE????




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Part of our mission statement here at the Top 10 Conservative Idiots is to show you that conservative idiocy isn’t just a problem with America. No, it’s a global problem that is stemming far and wide, and it’s not just America where conservative idiots ruin everything they touch. It’s a global problem, and it’s not going away any time soon. So how this World Tour is going to work is that we’re going to show you that if you’re thinking of jumping ship because Donald J. Trump is our president and that he’s emboldened the racists, you should know what you’re getting into should you decide to relocate. So with that in mind, we’re going to take you to the first destination of our World Tour 2017, which happens to be France, which has been in the news quite heavily because of their recent election, in case you haven’t noticed. Here is the tour schedule:



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France. It’s a country that shares a border with several countries in Europe. And that includes Monaco, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. When you think of France you immediately think of what? The Eiffel Tower. Or maybe you’re a foodie and food is the first thing that comes to mind because France is the country that gave us the crepe and the croissant. But France is home to world class education, the world famous Louvre art museum, the underwater train to London, the Arc De Triumph, I could go on and on. But you know what else France is the home of? It’s the home of white nationalism, and a lot of it!

White nationalism lost in France yesterday, and it lost big.

Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, won only 34 percent of votes in her two-way race against Emmanuel Macron, who will soon be France’s president. Roger Cohen calls Macron’s victory “an important demonstration that reason and coherence still matter in politics.” Nate Silver notes that Macron outperformed the pre-election polls by more than either Brexit or Donald Trump did.

Yet Macron’s victory is also a depressing reminder of the state of conservative politics in the United States. In France, the center-right and center-left united to oppose Le Pen’s extremism. (Le Pen went so far as to lie about the Holocaust during her campaign, Julia Ioffe reminds us.)

The United States also had an extremist presidential candidate — one who mocked the disabled, retweeted neo-Nazis, called Mexicans rapists, promised to ban Muslims from the country and bragged about molesting women. He won the presidency, thanks to overwhelming support from the Republican party.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/opinion/marine-le-pen-and-white-nationalism-get-thumped.html




Now what you might not know about the French elections is that the US alt right did their best (or worst depending on which way you look at it) to help sway the election:

The far-right in France has been working hard to swing the election toward its candidate, Marine Le Pen, after her opponent independent-centrist Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails were hacked. The white nationalist, alt-right in the United States got into the act, too.

To learn more, we've reached out to Ben Nimmo. He is with the Atlantic Council's digital forensic research lab. He's been studying the far-right's work against Macron and others. He joins us from the United Kingdom via Skype. Thanks so much for joining us.

BEN NIMMO: Thank you.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: So, first of all, do we know who is behind the hack?

NIMMO: No, we don't. There's been a lot of Twitter traffic suggesting that it was a Russian group variously known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear or Cozy Bear. But I haven't seen rock-hard evidence that would say this was definitely a Russian operation.
http://wlrn.org/post/us-alt-right-takes-role-french-election




And would you be surprised that one of the Americans who tried to meddle in the French election is none other than professional tool and discount Jack Nicholoson in The Shining impersonator, Jack Posobiec? You can’t handle the truth!

Jack Posobiec is the bureau chief and sole employee of the Washington, D.C., office of the Rebel, a Canadian media outlet that specializes in far-right video commentary. Last weekend, I met him at a Peet’s Coffee a few blocks from the White House. He told me, “As a journalist, I use all the tools at my disposal”—mostly YouTube, Periscope, and Twitter—“to seek the truth and disseminate the truth. That’s the purpose of journalism, right? At the same time, I also do what I call 4-D journalism, meaning that I’m willing to break the fourth wall. I’m willing to walk into an anti-Trump march and start chanting anti-Clinton stuff—to make something happen, and then cover what happens. So, activism tactics mixed with traditional journalism tactics.”

When he was a student at Temple University, he said, he double-majored in political science and broadcast journalism. He joined the Navy, and was stationed in Asia for five years; when he returned to the United States, he worked as a Trump campaign volunteer before joining the Rebel. “Last week, I called my mom and went, ‘Hey, Ma, look who’s actually using his college degree!’ ” Now, in the final hours of the French Presidential contest between Emmanuel Macron, a centrist who supports the European Union, and Marine Le Pen, a far-right, anti-immigrant nationalist, Posobiec’s “4-D journalism” might have a serious impact.
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-far-right-american-nationalist-who-tweeted-macronleaks


Yeah boooooooooooooooo!!!! You can’t do a fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break! The only guy who can do that is Deadpool! That’s what, 16 walls?



But just because Emmanuel Macron won and we stopped a Trump / Putin puppet from gaining power doesn’t mean that France is quite out of the woods yet. Oh no good sir / madam. So let’s ask a real political science professor – what does this mean for France in the long run?

The Gateway: A lot people might not know how French elections work, could you explain it?

Laurie Adkin: In the first round, there are many presidential candidates and people could vote for any of them. The two candidates with the highest percentage of the vote go into the second round of voting. Typically it’s a left-right kind of alternative. This election was a new phenomenon in France because you had a centrist-independent candidate and a far-right one. There was a strong abstentionist movement because people were very unhappy with the choice they had of either Macron or Le Pen. For others on the left, it was very clear that one had to vote for the lesser of two evils.

So why is it significant that Macron won?

It’s a relief for people all around the world, and particularly those in Europe who were very worried about the possibility of Marine Le Pen becoming president. Le Pen is the leader of the Front National, a party on the populist far right that has a very strong stance against immigration.

What does Macron’s election mean for the European Union?

Le Pen’s position was to renegotiate France’s membership in the European Union to restore more sovereignty to France, and if no agreement was reached she proposed having a referendum to withdraw France from the European Union. The fact that Macron was elected means there’s no imminent prospect of France withdrawing.
https://thegatewayonline.ca/2017/05/should-the-world-be-relieved-by-the-french-election-results/


Oh and by the way – France, unlike the US, actually did a probe into possible Russian hacking of their election that saw Emmanuel Macron become the new president of France. And guess what? They found nothing!

Macron, who opposed National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the run-off for the office of president, made his opposition to alleged Russian meddling in the election a point of his campaign. While he and his team didn’t directly accuse Russia of being behind the May 5 hack, many media reports of the incident speculated that Moscow may have made a last-ditch attempt to undermine Macron’s position before the poll.

The candidate also barred RT and the Russian news agency Sputnik from his campaign HQ, accusing them of spreading false information about him. His team failed to provide any examples of such misreporting.

Accusing Russia of interfering in election processes has become a recurring theme in the West, after such claims was offered as an explanation for Hillary Clinton’s defeat by Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election. Some critics of Trump claim that he and the Kremlin conspired to undermine American democracy.

APT28 is the designation for the alleged perpetrator of several hacking attacks, including the one that resulted in a leak of embarrassing Democratic National Convention emails. The group, which was dubbed Fancy Bear by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike for its never-proven connection to the Russian government, was reported as the likely suspect in the Macron campaign hack. Poupard’s interview indicates that this was not the case, however.
https://www.rt.com/news/390488-no-trace-of-russian-hacking-macron-cyber-chief/




[font size="6"]The Verdict[/font]

France is safe for liberals to both visit and, if you’re thinking of moving here, may be OK for Americans to move to.

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So here's how this is going to work. Each country will be graded in four key areas. The first is tourism. How appealing is this country to visit in the first place? The second is culture. What's the culture like? If you're identifying as American, how friendly are they when it comes to tourists? The third is the political spectrum - what are elections like? What's the overall political climate like? And finally the most important - how appealing are this country's policies toward liberal interests? These grades are calculated and then an overall score is given.

Tourism: A
Culture: B
Political Spectrum: A
Liberal Appeal: B+

Overall: A

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For the next stop on our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour, we’re heading across the border to Italy! Yes, conservative idiots live in Italy. So stay tuned!



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