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'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus

Source: NPR

After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out.

"That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force," Silveria said, in a speech that has found an enthusiastic reception after it was recorded and published online. "You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being."

Speaking to a crowd of some 5,500 people that included faculty, coaches, airstrip personnel, and senior officers and staff of the 10th Air Base Wing that includes the academy, Silveria urged them not to let their institution be taken away from them.

"The appropriate response for horrible language and horrible ideas — the appropriate response is a better idea," Silveria said. "So that's why I'm here. That's why all these people are here."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/29/554458065/you-should-be-outraged-air-force-academy-head-tells-cadets-about-racism-on-campu



You tell 'em, sir! Kick the racists' ass! That shit has no place in this country.

North Korea Claims 4.7 Million Have Joined Army To Fight Trump

North Korea claims that 4.7 million of its citizens have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since leader Kim Jong Un threatened to "tame” President Trump “with fire" last week, North Korean state media reported.

Millions of young men and 1.22 million women said they wanted sign up to counter the U.S. since Friday, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported.

Pyongyang has previously claimed that North Koreans have volunteered to join the military as part of propaganda campaigns to boost solidarity, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

China, Pyongyang's most important ally, on Thursday ordered North Korean companies in the country and joint ventures with Chinese firms to close within 120 days of the passing of the latest round of U.N. sanctions on Sept. 12.

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to ban North Korean textile exports and cap fuel supplies following the North's sixth nuclear test earlier this month.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/north-korea-millions-sign-up-for-military-to-fight-us/ar-AAsz2NC?li=BBnb7Kz


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-15: Diary Of A Wimpy Trump: Dotard Days Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-15: Diary Of A Wimpy Trump: Dotard Days Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Stop by your local Top 10 dealer today for our new fall sales events! Current lessees can switch from other competitive Top 10 lists today and save! I love making fun of advertising. We are back everybody! You know back in Idiots #2-17, we asked the question – the “Flat Earth Society” – how is this still a thing? Well, the sad thing is it’s gaining in popularity. And there’s one particular celebrity in particular who isn’t shutting up about it. I’m of course talking about rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, who goes by the stage name B.O.B. So he even got in that famous Twitter beef with Neil DeGrasse Tyson over this and recorded a song about Flat Earthing. Yeah that’s a thing, at least for this piece. Well, the beef must have stung B.O.B. big time, because he started a Go Fund Me page in order to raise money to buy a satellite to prove that the earth is flat. I mean you can’t make this shit up. So as of the time of this post, B.O.B.’s Go Fund Me Page has raised a grand total of… any takers? $200,000???? Maybe subtract a couple of zeroes off that, good sir. And you have… a total of $2,000 raised. Ha ha!!! By the way to put things in perspective of the $1,000,000 he’s asking for to build the satellite, that’s approximately 0.001% of the budget. And from a quick Google search, actual satellites start at the low, low price of $50,000,000 and can go anywhere from $400 to $500 million. So B.O.B., I would suggest you start selling a few more albums. Maybe enlist Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift to help you sell some albums. Oh and by the way if you go on his Go Fund Me page, that little sliver on the meter is a good lesson for your grade schoolers in how much money $1 million really is. Hey, we like to educate as well as entertain here. OK that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to this week. Before we get into it, John Oliver is back this week and he asks the question – “how much does our government *REALLY* care about small businesses?



Where do we start this week? I know – we start with replacing all instances of Dotard Trump with “Dotard Trump” since that seems to be the best thing to call him! This week. In the number one slot this week is Dotard Trump (1). So he escalated the right wing’s feud with Colin Kaepernick and took it up to 11 by calling him a “son of a bitch” during a rally. And there’s so much news about this that it’s spilling over into a second entry with Dotard Trump (2) and the NFL is escalating and not just one, but tons of teams were firing back at our “President”. At number 3 is also Dotard Trump, and not only did he escalate his feud with Kim Jong Un, he is taking the feud to new heights, and in short, we’re all gonna die. In the fourth slot is NASCAR. The Confederacy’s favorite sport is following Dotard Trump on his advice and will fire any driver who protests during the national anthem. But we will spoil the racing sport’s use of American imagery when it loves the Confederacy so much. And what’s the religious right’s reaction to all this madness? You will find out in the 5th slot in a brand new edition of “Holy Shit” (5). At number 6 is Roy Moore – Alabama’s favorite fire and brimstone theocratic judge is running for senate in Alabama. So we’re adding Roy Moore to our “This Fucking Guy” list and we’re going to take a look at some of his batshit crazy friends. Taking the number 8 slot is Alex Jones (8). I mean whew, not only did he go full on racist in his response to the NFL anthem protests, he thinks that Jimmy Kimmel is pimping out his son for Obamacare. You know folks - pimping ain't easy, but it's necessary. To quote Snoop Dogg. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot we’ve got yet another installment of “People Are Dumb”. Because while we didn’t have anything as crazy as the Mad Pooper last week, there’s plenty of crazy shit out there! Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). You know no world tour is complete without a bit of shore leave, and this time we’re coming home to the States before heading out to Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. We’re going to visit the land of the Yankees and the great state of New York! Plus what better band to celebrate everything great about New York than our old friends Gogol Bordello? They have a great new album out called “Seekers And Finders” and they’re going to play something from it if you kids play your cards right! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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That’s right, I’m taking a knee, folks! Sir, give it a chance, I just got up here! For you watching at home there’s people already leaving! Sheesh, touchy subject! This week Dotard Trump (as he will be referred to by for this edition) went to Alabama to campaign for Luther Strange (no relation to Stephen Strange).And well, it was a typical campaign rally for the Dotard, but then things took a turn. And when I say took a turn, I mean they took a turn for the absolute worst, and he opened up a can of worms that he should not have. I’m of course talking about the fact that the GOP won’t let their feud with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick go. When you’re on the right’s shit list, you’re on there forever!

SOMERSET, N.J. — President Dotard Trump on Sunday called for football fans to boycott N.F.L. games unless the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying that players must “stop disrespecting our flag and country.”

“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our country, you will see change take place fast,” Mr. Dotard Trump wrote, on the second weekend morning in a row in which he vented over the issue on social media. “Fire or suspend!”

The tweet suggested that the president, who used an expletive on Friday night to refer to players who kneel or sit in protest during the anthem — a practice that took hold last season among some African-American players after Colin Kaepernick, the now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, did so to protest racial and social injustice — is bent on deepening a bitter culture-war fight with the N.F.L.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/politics/Dotard Trump-calls-for-boycott-if-nfl-doesnt-crack-down-on-anthem-protests.html




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! So he’s saying that anyone who kneels down during the national anthem should be fired. OK! But this isn’t a mere attack – he’s going all in! You know – kind of like that Vegas dealer who counts cards and cheats against you?

Washington (CNN)On Friday night, President Dotard Trump began a full frontal assault against NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem -- deriding them as "sons of bitches." On Sunday night, he was still at it, tweeting: "Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!"
Over those intervening 48 hours, a national controversy erupted -- with professional athletes asserting their right to express their First Amendment freedoms, team owners expressing their support for their players and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell condemning Dotard Trump's "divisive comments."
So, why would Dotard Trump continue to poke at the players and, as he did Sunday night, call for the NFL to change its policies to ban any sort of protests surrounding the anthem?
The most basic (and right) answer is because he knows that, for his base, this fight is a winner for him.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/Dotard Trump-nfl-tweets/index.html




Well… he’s not wrong! And you know what? His base are a bunch of racist pricks. Let’s not forget that two days before that Alabama rally, Dotard Trump said this in regards to racism:

Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN)President Dotard Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments," Dotard Trump said in a series of tweets. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/Dotard Trump-tweet-confederate-statues/index.html




Yeah so for those keeping score at home – Dotard Trump is perfectly OK with leaving racist statues up. But guys taking a knee to protest a grave injustice? Why they’re sons of bitches! I mean when you think about it – this is a guy who Dotard Trump says is a “very fine person”!



I’m pretty sure this isn’t the kind of advertising Beats Headphones wants. I mean what the hell was he listening to? Punk for skinheads? Or maybe those weird straight edge bands that want a new era of prohibition? And by the way would you be surprised to learn that guy got punched in the face?

Last weekend, a man boarded a bus in Seattle brandishing a Nazi armband. A Twitter user photographed him and sent out the photo with the hashtag “AntiFascistAlert.” Shortly after, somebody found the man and knocked him out with a punch, the video of which went viral.

It was not the first time a video of a physical attack on a white supremacist thrilled progressives. Self-styled “anti-fascist” demonstrators have inserted themselves into a number of political dramas over the past year, often winning plaudits far beyond their narrow movement. When one demonstrator punched Richard Spencer, the far-right activist, on Inauguration Day, it provoked a spirited intramural debate within the left about the morality of unprovoked physical attacks on … Nazis? Fascists? White supremacists? Racists? Who, exactly, can be assaulted on the basis of political viewpoint?

It may seem pedantic, in the face of a threat as radical as the Dotard Trump presidency, to quibble over terminological distinctions between different varieties of odious people. But the language we use organizes our political thinking. And one of the terrible things Dotard Trump has done to this country has been to warp the terms and categories — and, hence, the character — of the political opposition through the exertion of sheer terror. Seemingly harmless changes have crept into our political lexicon, which may have dangerous consequences.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/donald-Dotard Trump-white-supremacy-and-the-discourse-of-panic.html




Oh and as if that wasn’t bad enough – he’s now calling for the NFL to ban or fire players who protest during the Natonal Anthem. Just shut up and watch some fucking football please?

President Donald Trump continued his rant against NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem during his joint press conference with the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, calling it an "important situation."

"I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place," Trump said when asked if he should’ve been focused on offering assistance to Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

He added, "Was I preoccupied? Not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work. To be honest with you, that’s an important function of working. It’s called respect for our country."

Earlier today, he suggested in a tweet that the NFL should bar players from kneeling and slammed the NFL's ratings, saying they were "way down," except for when audiences tune in to see whether there are protests during the national anthem.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-rule-stop-nfl-players-kneeling-anthem/story?id=50099270




And this might be my favorite part. No it’s not the destruction of Puerto Rico from *YET* another hurricane levelling the gulf. That I’m not laughing at. That is a fucking nightmare for the people involved. What I’m laughing at is Trump saying that he can take care of the Puerto Rico crisis *AND* tweet about football at the same time.

President Trump defended his barrage of tweets berating professional athletes as Puerto Rico reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Denying he was preoccupied by his feud with the National Football League, Trump said Tuesday, “I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work.”

The president has been embroiled in a five-day controversy stemming from his criticism of football players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began demonstrating in 2016 to draw attention to police brutality and racial injustice, and other players followed suit.

At a rally Friday, Trump mused, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.’”
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-defends-nfl-tweets-amid-puerto-rico-crisis-plenty-time-hands-190354215.html





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So now that Dotard Trump shot himself in the foot with that remark over Colin Kaepernick, he’s continuing to do so. Rather than list all the things that have boycotted Dotard Trump since it happened – that could take all day – we’re just going to give you the run down. But this might be my favorite thing about the NFL protests.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers fans are taking to social media to show how upset they are that the team stayed inside during the national anthem.

Fans have posted numerous videos on social media of themselves burning their Steelers gear.

“I’m a lifelong Steelers fan, not anymore. Not a fan of you, the NFL, any of it,” says Jim Heaney on YouTube.

Heaney posted the video of himself setting all of his Steelers gear on fire following the team’s decision to decide to stay inside the locker room/tunnel during the national anthem.
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/09/25/angry-steelers-fans-burn-gear-over-national-anthem/




Yeah nothing says “protest” like “burning $350 jerseys”. Yeah, good job conservatives! If you really wanted to protest you’re probably better off taking that $350 and lighting it on fire directly. You know, cut out the middle man. Which is certainly better than buying all new $350 jerseys for the same team!

Alejandro Villanueva stood alone outside the tunnel at Soldier Field with his hand over his heart Sunday afternoon while the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed out of sight while the national anthem played before their game against the Chicago Bears.

One day later, the offensive tackle who has served three tours in Afghanistan had the bestselling jersey in the NFL.

Browsing for jerseys on the online NFL Shop under the listing of top sellers on Monday morning, one would find Villanueva’s No. 78 at the head of the page, before the jerseys of such stars as the Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch and Derek Carr, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Carson Wentz and the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers.

A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL's online store, confirmed to ESPN that Villanueva has been outselling that of any other player during the last 24 hours.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-steelers-villanueva-jersey-20170925-story.html




So while conservatives are turning Allejandro Villanueva into an unintentional hero, let’s not forget to point out the irony here. But here’s a couple of the organizations protesting Dotard Trump. Like the New England Patriots.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Sunday morning in response to President Dotard Trump’s remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem, while speaking at a rally in Alabama Friday night.

The statement reads:

"I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”
http://turnto10.com/news/local/patriots-owner-releases-statement-in-response-to-Dotard Trumps-national-anthem-comments




And not only that, Trump has been doubling and tripling down on his attacks against the NFL. This is some dangerous and scary division here, folks.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/912997506900021248

Sigh… this is what the rest of the world calls “beating a dead horse”. Never mind that Puerto Rico is drowning along with Texas and cant get basic supplies. Nope! Fox News only cares about petty bullshit, and this is the pettiest fight you can draw!

Republican donors forked out a pretty penny Tuesday night to listen to President Trump’s tireless National Football League tirade at a posh Manhattan fundraiser, according to a report.

Trump raged at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for failing to squash former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s defiant protest to a crowd of about 150 people at Midtown’s cash-strapped Le Cirque, Politico reported.

“All Goodell had to do was say there’s rules and you can’t do it, suspend him for a couple games, you would never had had this,” an attendee quoted Trump as saying during the 40-minute chat.
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/09/27/trump-continues-nfl-tirade-at-ritzy-manhattan-fundraiser/23224455/




That has never been more relevant than it is right now. Donnie really needs to shut the fuck up on this subject! And he still won’t! This is way past “beating a dead horse” territory. I think that horse is now dust!

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has "not at all" been "preoccupied" by the NFL and the controversy surrounding the National Anthem.
"I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL," Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden. "I was ashamed of what was taking place."
Trump is currently embroiled in a five-day controversy with the NFL since he first commented on players protesting the National Anthem at a rally in Alabama on Friday. Between Friday and midday Tuesday, Trump tweeted 24 times about the NFL, but only four times about Puerto Rico, which has been plunged into a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
"Was I preoccupied? Not at all. Not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands," Trump said defending his time spent on the subject. "All I do is work."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/donald-trump-nfl-preoccupied/index.html





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Dotard Trump can’t help himself when it comes to poking the hornet’s nest known as North Korea. Is it because Kim Jong Un is an easy target? Or is it because he’s the main character from Diary Of A Wimpy Kid? We last covered this a while ago. But now this is the sequel – where Dotard Trump must find new and creative ways to scare the bully without getting sent to the prinicpal’s office and without angering his dad enough to send him to military school. This is “Diary Of A Wimpy Dotard Trump: Dotard Days”. And so for the sake of argument we have conveniently replaced all instances of Trump in this edition with “Dotard Trump”.

HONG KONG — When President Dotard Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and mocked its leader, Kim Jong-un, as “Rocket Man” in a speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, the rhetorical retaliation from Pyongyang was inevitable.

That Mr. Kim would call Mr. Dotard Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” on Friday was something more of a surprise. The word “dotard” in particular sent people to the dictionary to look up the arcane put-down.

Merriam-Webster noted that “dotard” comes from “dotage,” a word meaning “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.” It rhymes with goatherd.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/asia/trump-north-korea-dotard.html




You know Acme’s biggest customer is a coyote right? So then Dotard Trump fired back with:

President Dotard Trump sent another belligerent tweet directed at North Korea Saturday night, saying that if the country's foreign minister was speaking for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his threatening speech at the United Nations, "they won't be around much longer."

"Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N.," Dotard Trump tweeted. "If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/09/23/Dotard Trump-threatens-little-rocket-man-says-kim-may-not-around-much-longer/697452001/




Great – so nuclear Armageddon is in the hands of two grade school bullies with inferiority complexes. How awesome is this? Not very because Dotard Trump doubled down:

Dotard Trump took a break from his tweets about the NFL and the NBA to continue his dragging of North Korea. He first mentioned Iran’s test-firing of a ballistic missile and then goes on to complain about how they are working with North Korea. He punctuated the tweet with “Not much of an agreement we have!”

It seems as though Dotard Trump isn’t backing down from this war of words/slap-fight with Kim Jong Un. These tweets come after a number of rants about the North Korean leader including an instance where he called him a “madman” and another where he chastised the country saying that it is “behaving badly and it has got to stop.”
http://deadline.com/2017/09/donald-Dotard Trump-north-korean-foreign-minister-kim-jong-un-little-rocket-man-twitter-tweets-1202175736/




But then North Korea responded by saying that Dotard Trump wants to declare war on them:

Washington (CNN)North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Dotard Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer."
"Last weekend Dotard Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and declared a war on our country," Ri said, according to an official translation of his remarks to reporters in New York.
"Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive counter measures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country," Ri said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that the US has not declared war on North Korea, adding, "Frankly, the suggestion of that is absurd."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/north-korea-fm-us-bombers/index.html




And now Dotard Trump basically gave a new indication that yeah, we’re probably all gonna die. So great, the world’s nuclear arsenal has been placed in the hands of two out of control man babies with massive inferiority complexes.

President Dotard Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly last week was noted for its aggressiveness, bellicosity and emphasis on U.S. sovereignty over multilateralism. Whatever one thinks of that approach, that wasn’t the most notable aspect. The speech made an open and outright threat to commit genocide: “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

Had Dotard Trump threatened to “totally destroy” that country’s nuclear weapons capacity, its army, its government, or its physical infrastructure, the implications under international law would be different, but carrying out his threat “to totally destroy North Korea” would necessarily sow mass death among its population of over 25 million, in direct contravention of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention defines genocide as acts that are undertaken with the intent to destroy, “in whole or in part,” a “national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.” While simply threatening to commit genocide is not a clear violation of the Convention, conspiracy and public incitement to do so are. If Dotard Trump were to act on his threat, he will have signaled his criminal intent in advance.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/26/donald-Dotard Trump-just-threatened-to-commit-genocide/?utm_term=.20d700a72fb2




Yeah we’re probably all gonna die. Nice knowing you humanity!




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So while the NFL and other major sports organizations like the MLB were defending their players’ 1st amendment right to protest, NASCAR went the exact opposite direction. Yes – NASCAR. That sport where you watch billboards drive around in a circle going 500 MPH and you root for your favorite advertising company. Well in case you’re wondering what advertisers buy this, you might want to know what Flo, Nationwide, and that creepy Sprint guy sponsor, that they sponsor this.

Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games.

There were no protests reported during “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press.

Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports.

“Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States,” Petty said in comments reported by the AP.

Richard Childress, a former drive who owns Richard Childress Racing, said any protests from his team members would “get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/352164-nascar-owners-say-they-wouldnt-tolerate-national-anthem-protests-at-races




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Yeah so one group that’s painfully the opposite of everyone else in the country are the same group who are Mitt Romney’s best friends. Anyone remember when Romney said this?

But the race was postponed because of rain, and Romney made another extemporaneous remark that underscored the caricature that his political opponents are pushing of the former Massachusetts governor as a wealthy, out-of-touch elitist.

Asked by an Associated Press reporter as he was greeting NASCAR fans whether he follows the sport, Romney said: “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/mitt-romney-trades-campaign-trail-for-daytona-500/2012/02/26/gIQAMsHpcR_blog.html?utm_term=.a38d3c671c3f




Well that’s apparently what Mitt Romney’s friends think because they now also are apparently Dotard Trump’s best friends. Because while past US presidents called themselves “uniters”, Dotard Trump is a divider. He divides like no one else. Now he has NASCAR and the NFL fighting.

President Dotard Trump is not putting to rest this weekend's uproar over professional football players' protests during the national anthem, declaring early Monday that a rival sports franchise was more suitably patriotic.
"So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans," Dotard Trump wrote on Twitter at 7:25 a.m. ET. "They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!"
He went on to write eight minutes later: "Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!" He later tweeted "#StandForOurAnthem" and retweeted a user who cited for NFL player Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 while serving with the Army Rangers.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/donald-Dotard Trump-national-anthem-nascar/index.html




Because of course he did. Ah, why did you stick that knife in your leg, Dotard Trump? And really how much does NASCAR support the American flag? Not a whole lot. And really how much more offensive is that than this?



Thank you! But Dotard Trump isn’t backing down on his love and support for the racing sport. He’s instead DOUBLING down and offering this.

President Dotard Trump continued his tirade Monday morning against the NFL and its players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, demanding that the league “respect” the anthem and praising NASCAR for its “loud and clear” position on the issue.

“Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!” Dotard Trump wrote online Monday. “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”

He started his tweets with praise for NASCAR, writing: “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!”
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/25/Dotard Trump-nfl-fight-nascar-243091




Dotard Trump loves his loyalty doesn’t he? In fact I think that was outlined in “The Art Of The Deal”. You men must be loyal to me even when you’re not being loyal! And act like it! But at least we do have one ally in NASCAR:

Over the weekend, several NASCAR team owners made it clear that they didn't want any displays of protest during the national anthem. While many NFL players and other figures across the league found various ways to protest President Dotard Trump's comments about firing players who kneel or sit during the anthem, numerous figures across NASCAR supported the President's statement.

Team owners Richard Childress and Richard Petty were both quite outspoken regarding the possibility of protests, even going as far as to threaten termination for any employees who protested during the anthem.

"Anybody that don't stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period," Petty said, via the Associated Press. "What got 'em where they're at? The United States."
https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/nascars-dale-earnhardt-jr-voices-support-for-peaceful-protests-in-america/




Except he didn’t do so well on Saturday:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t mince words on Sunday night after the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during his weekly Periscope chat with fans.

"We had a terrible, miserable day," Earnhardt said. "The car was pretty fast but we never got a chance to make the adjustments we needed to see just how fast the car could be."

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/monster-energy-nascar-cup/nascars-dale-earnhardt-jr-has-terrible-miserable-day-new-hampshire#ixzz4ti7QIwk5





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Yes friends!!!! Gather around friends!!! Pass the collection plate friends!!!! Yay, and on the seventh day, our god lord and savior Dotard Trump declared that the holiest of days be used for fighting about sitting and standing during the most symbolic of symbols, our United States National Anthem, handed down from the Lord our God. Well, you would be surprised to learn that the holiest among us are being proven that they are full of… holy shit. Our first subject is the biggest hypocrite of them all, the guy who still pretends he’s a coach despite not being actually employed as one, Dave Daubenmire.

On his webcast yesterday morning, Religious Right activist and former football coach Dave Daubenmire unleashed a rant about NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, during which he also railed against soccer.

“American boys play football,” he said, “they don’t play soccer.”

Daubenmire returned to the topic during his webcast today, suggesting that there is an effort to encourage young boys to play soccer in order to undermine the institution of family and insisting that people who can’t see this obvious fact are simply blind to the spiritual forces at work.

Daubenmire said that during his coaching years, he routinely saw “little 5 and 6-year-old boys drug off over to the soccer field and their daddies didn’t even know what soccer was, the daddies couldn’t talk to their sons about, ‘Oh yeah, back when I played soccer’ and then the boys could never talk to their dads about when they played football because they took them all and stuck them over in soccer.”

“Why do we have soccer fields everywhere?” he asked. “Because it takes a man to play football and mommies don’t like seeing their little boys get knocked down, so mommies put them into soccer where they get little knee pads and they don’t really hurt each other.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-encouraging-boys-to-play-soccer-is-a-plot-to-undermine-the-family/




There you have it, friends! It’s all a demonic plot to undermine grandpa and destroy masculinity, and here you have an instance where a fake coach standing in front of an obviously and completely fake blue screened stadium backdrop is urging kids to NOT participate in a sport he doesn’t like. Because, America. Next – apparently there is something demonic about national anthem protests, according to this guy!

Last night, right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau streamed a rather rambling video on Periscope in which he linked the issues of immigration, climate change and athletes kneeling during the national anthem to satanic plans to create a one-world government in which Christians are persecuted like Jews in Nazi Germany.

“The whole thing about the issue of taking the knee in sports,” he said, “understand what really is the warfare there is a spirit of globalism which is saying that no nation is worth bowing for, no nation is worth respecting, no flag is worth dying for. Satan wants to eradicate the nation state so that he can create a union of nations—that’s what the immigration thing is all about; by the way, I just realized, that’s what the climate accord is all about. I always thought there was something demonic and suspicious about these things. Now I get it.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lance-wallnau-sees-something-demonic-behind-national-anthem-protests/




We get it too Lance! You are completely insane! Either you’ve been hit in the head too many times or you are smoking some good Covfefe! Apparently this issue is so divided that it even has affected the female population of the United States!

Religious Right radio host Janet Mefferd told a caller that National Football League (NFL) protests during the national anthem couldn’t possibly be about white supremacy because the United States “had a little thing called the Civil War” that “corrected” the issue of white supremacy.

During yesterday’s episode of “Janet Mefferd Live,” Mefferd responded to a caller who questioned why Religious Right figures like Mefferd couldn’t wrap their heads around the reason NFL players were kneeling during the national anthem. The caller told Mefferd that people like her “need to get out more” if they really believe there is no racism or white supremacy in America.

“It doesn’t have anything to do with overall white supremacy,” Mefferd responded. “We had a little thing called the Civil War. The slaves were freed. A lot of Americans laid down their lives to make that happen and we’re grateful for that. This is not a perfect country, but that was a gigantic error that was corrected and we’re all grateful for it.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/janet-mefferd-white-supremacy-was-corrected-thanks-to-a-little-thing-called-the-civil-war/




And if that couldn’t be any crazier, apparently we delight in glory at destroying institutions like the NFL. Hey, I love the NFL! I get to go to my local Buffalo Wild Wings some place to hang out after mass! And the lord sayeth – Go Rams! And pass the blue cheese sauce!

Religious Right radio host Sandy Rios claimed that liberal activists receive immense pleasure in “destroying institutions like the” National Football League (NFL) because “it is a power base that they cannot allow to exist” because it forms “too many patriotic notions.”

On this morning’s edition of “Sandy Rios in the Morning,” callers spoke with Rios about football players who have demonstrated solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who started kneeling during pre-game performances of the national anthem last year to protest police brutality against people of color. Rios responded to one caller by accusing players of not understanding what the national anthem represents.

“The very thing that those players say they are protesting is what that flag represents. Does it still stand? And how dare they diss that flag. And the ignorance that they display by doing that is part of the problem,” Rios said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/sandy-rios-the-left-delights-and-glories-in-destroying-institutions-like-the-nfl/




Yes apparently it couldn’t get any crazier than this folks. So much crazy that the Lord himself has given up. Because even Rick Wiles thinks that this is all a plot by Obama to destroy Trump.

End Times radio host Rick Wiles spent a portion of his “TruNews” program yesterday warning that the controversy over athletes kneeling during the national anthem is a communist plot to destroy America that is being orchestrated by Barack Obama.

“It’s a Marxist communist psychological warfare operation,” said Wiles. “I assure you the man behind all of it is Barack Hussein Obama, America’s chief street organizer, rabble-rouser, troublemaker. He’s behind this stuff.”

“They want violence, they want anger, they want a clash, they’re making it white vs black,” Wiles continued, asserting that this is all part of an ongoing Marxist plot to destroy key pillars of our American heritage, starting with Confederate monuments and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and soon to be focused on destroying Christmas and rodeos.

“You have to understand,” Wiles said, “what the communists do is urinate on everything.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-national-anthem-protests-are-part-of-a-communist-revolution-orchestrated-by-barack-obama/




They have an unusual obsession with the fluids of the body don’t they? And people want violence? Really, Rick? And Obama is behind this? What did he Scooby Doo you? Would he have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those meddling Christians? Well apparently there are meddling Christians because according to Ben Carson’s wife:

In a speech to a conservative women’s event on Saturday, Candy Carson, the wife of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary and former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, claimed that media won’t report how Cabinet members like her husband are “getting things done” for our “sick and wounded” nation because the media and schools are controlled by people who want to “bring the United States down.”

Carson was a featured speaker at Saturday’s “Mom’s [sic] March for America,” meant to be a conservative alternative to January’s Women’s March; other speakers included former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson, and Teen-Vogue-hating “activist mommy” Elizabeth Johnston.

“Our nation is sick and wounded, but we do have people who care,” Carson said. “Although the various departments of the current administration do not all have their assistant secretaries in place, the heads of each of those departments, they’re getting things done. You don’t hear about it in mainstream media because they have a different agenda than keeping our citizenry informed and America strong for future administrations. And although they are the only business protected by our Constitution because they are supposed to keep everyone informed of the truth, they have become unethical and manipulative to try to steer the minds of everyone to their way of thinking.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/candy-carson-media-wont-report-trump-agencies-accomplishments-because-theyre-controlled-by-people-who-want-to-bring-down-america/




Yay, and the lord’s children are apparently, well, childish. Mass has ended, may you go in peace. That is it this week for:







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This week’s “This Fucking Guy” is Alabama senate candidate and Adolf Hitler’s favorite former judge Roy Moore. You know Roy Moore – he’s the guy who has been kicked off the bench multiple times for violating constitutional rights, particularly that of the 1st Amendment. You know – fool you once, shame on you. Fool you multiple times, that’s also shame on you. I mean really, this fucking guy. But before we get into how extreme Roy Moore really is, would you be surprised at all to learn that our president called him by the wrong name?

A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Dotard Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning.

Dotard Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange.

"Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Dotard Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30 million."

When host Rick Burgess clarified that Moore's first name was Roy and not Ray, Dotard Trump came back with why it's "not a good sign" when the president doesn't know your name.
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/Dotard Trump_calls_rick_bubba_calls_r.html




First - is anyone really surprised that Trump called a morning drive time zoo crew show in Huntsville, Alabama? Second - what I'm not surprised in the least is that a morning drive time zoo crew show in Alabama would be hosted by a guy named Bubba! Thank you! But now Roy Moore is Alabama's newest senate candidate, and Trump is suddenly on board with the hardcore racist, homophobe, and neo confederate! Because, MAGA!

Former state Chief Justice Roy Moore won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Alabama on Tuesday as voters brushed aside pleas from President Trump and millions in ads from establishment Republicans and chose a brash and controversial conservative.

Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat in April by GOP Gov. Robert J. Bentley to replace Jeff Sessions when he became attorney general. Moore held a double-digit lead throughout the night as votes were counted, and with about two-thirds of precincts reporting, led 56% to 43%.

At the time of Strange’s appointment, Bentley was under threat of impeachment because of a sex scandal, and he later resigned. Throughout the campaign, Strange, who was state attorney general before joining the Senate, had to fight off questions about the ethics of seeking a Senate nomination from a governor his staff was investigating.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-alabama-senate-20170926-story.html




You can’t make this shit up! But now let’s delve right into how extreme Roy Moore is, shall we?

Earlier this week, we looked into the campaign funding behind Roy Moore, the suspended Alabama chief justice who is now the frontrunner for his state’s open U.S. Senate seat, and discovered a host of far-right Christian nationalist activists who see Moore as their best hope for enacting their theocratic vision on a national stage.

Today we noticed that Moore had posted a lengthy list of endorsers on his campaign website—and it appears that no activist is too extreme for Moore to boast of his connections with.

Where to begin? How about with Matt Trewhella, who Moore’s campaign lists on its endorsements page as “Author of ‘The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate.’”

Trewhella has long been an activist on the far fringes of the anti-choice movement. In the early 1990s, he was one of 34 anti-abortion extremists to sign a statement declaring that the murder of abortion providers is “justifiable.” Another signer of the statement, Paul Hill, went on to murder an abortion provider and the provider’s bodyguard. Around that time, Trewhella was videotaped calling for churches to arm children in order to form militias.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/roy-moore-boasts-of-endorsements-from-neo-confederate-secessionist-activist-who-says-its-ok-to-murder-abortion-providers/




Yeah. Roy Moore is friends with a guy who wants to fucking arm children. That’s taking the US into Boko Haram territory, you know – the fun loving terrorist factions! As if that’s the only thing that makes Roy Moore an extremist. There’s more – like the violent anti-abortion extremist group Operation: Save America that he’s affiliated with.

In the summer of 1991, the anti-abortion protest group Operation Rescue led a siege of Wichita, Kansas, which made national news and galvanized both sides of the abortion debate. Sometimes by hundreds at a time, protesters physically blocked the doors of Wichita’s three abortion clinics, focusing special attention on the clinic led by Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors in the country to offer late-term abortions. The “Summer of Mercy” was meant to last one week; it ended up lasting nearly seven. By the end of it, 1,781 anti-abortion activists had been arrested, many multiple times.1 The governor of Kansas supported the protesters, and President George H.W. Bush’s Justice Department stepped in on their behalf. The summer ended with a rally that attracted 25,000 people and featured Christian Coalition leader Pat Robertson.2

Soon afterward, disputes among the leaders of Operation Rescue tore the organization apart. It split into two groups, Operation Rescue and Operation Save America, both of which claim the mantle of the original organization. A leadership vacuum empowered the most radical members of the movement to fully embrace violence as a way of interfering with legal abortion.3 The surge of violence that followed included the assassinations of abortion providers, bombings and arsons. Tiller was the target of an assassination attempt in 1993; in 2009, he was murdered in his Wichita church by a man who had hung around the fringes of the new Operation Rescue.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/roy-moore-boasts-of-endorsements-from-neo-confederate-secessionist-activist-who-says-its-ok-to-murder-abortion-providers/




And there’s even more. I mean what kind of hate filled extremist is this fucking guy? How about some of his other friends like “Activist Mommy” Elizabeth Johnston – who likes to post videos of herself burning copies of liberal-leaning magazines like Teen Vogue?

Teen Vogue’s “Guide to Anal Sex” is sparking a slew of outrage — including one mom so incensed, she burned a copy of the mag.

The magazine posted the guide earlier this month, touting it as “the lowdown on everything you need to know about butt stuff, no matter who you are, whom you’re having sex with, or who you want to have sex with.”

“This is anal 101, for teens, beginners, and all inquisitive folk,” it reads.

About a week later, a woman known as “The Activist Mommy” posted a video on Twitter of her burning Teen Vogue’s June edition in a campfire — with the hashtag #PullTeenVogue.
http://nypost.com/2017/07/21/parents-are-freaking-out-over-teen-vogues-anal-sex-guide/




The guy on the right is more of my reaction to this one. First, you know – burning literature is such a support of free speech isn’t it? I mean the Nazis didn’t do it. Nothing to see here! And second, I don’t know of any school that teaches Anal 101, maybe if its’ owned by the Kingsman. Or Larry Flynt. And then there’s more of Roy Moore’s favorite people. Like this group “Legions Of The South”.

Michael Peroutka is a local Republican politician in Maryland who has used wealth from a set of debt-collection businesses to bankroll Christian nationalist causes across the country, most notably by funding the career of Moore. Peroutka has funded Moore’s Christian nationalist ventures and political campaigns for decades; he gave Moore’s Senate campaign $2,500 in June and his wife Natalie gave the same amount in early August, each nearly maxing out on their individual contribution limit for the initial Republican primary.

Peroutka is a former member of the neo-Confederate League of the South—he quit when the association started to cause him trouble in his campaign for office. As recently as 2012, he was on video leading a League of the South gathering in a round of “Dixie,” which he calls the “national anthem”; in a 2004 speech to the group, he said he was “still angry” that Maryland didn’t join the Confederacy and said that his daughter had the nickname “Beth Booth,” as in “John Wilkes Booth.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-christian-nationalists-betting-on-roy-moore/




Yeah so he hangs out with a guy whose daughter has a nickname of the guy who assassinated Abraham Lincoln!!! But how can we trust Roy Moore to make national laws when we can’t even trust him with basic spelling?

https://twitter.com/lyman_brian/status/910927102010183685

He’s the guy Alabama derserves, but not the one it needs right now! He’s the Dork Knight. That’s Roy Moore – this week’s:




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For those of you keeping score at home – Texas is drowning. San Juan and much of the Caribbean was practically demolished by a hurricane. California is on fire. So what is the current goal of the Senate Republicans, you might ask? If you guessed “repeal Obamacare” for the 100,000,000,000th time, you are correct! You get points!

WASHINGTON — Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.

GOP senators' opposition to their party's drive to scrap President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act swelled to lethal numbers Sunday. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering bill and conservative Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.

President Dotard Trump has pressed for a fresh vote, and White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the measure's sponsors, said Republicans would move toward a vote this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he intends to consider the measure but hasn't firmly committed to a vote.
http://time.com/4955479/obamacare-repeal-replace/




Yeah… holy shit is definitely right. And it gets worse. So much worse. In fact the Senate Republicans led by Kentucky Senator and guy who sponsors Turtle Wax on the side, Mitch McConnell. Here’s how it gets evil.

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana defended their namesake health care bill Monday even as the measure ran into potentially fatal opposition from a third Senate colleague.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, came out against the bill, joining fellow Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona. That leaves the GOP majority at least one vote short of the 50 votes needed to pass the bill over unified Democratic opposition.

Collins' announcement came after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released an analysis saying the bill would leave millions more Americans without comprehensive insurance. The CBO did not have time to provide a precise estimate. CBO forecasts of a spike in the number of uninsured people were a factor in the defeat of earlier Obamacare repeal efforts.
http://www.npr.org/2017/09/25/553024686/in-hearing-sens-graham-and-cassidy-defend-their-namesake-bill-to-repeal-obamacar




Yeah maybe Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy need sharks with laser beams attached to their heads. Because they were literally dragging people in wheelchairs away in handcuffs. That is a stunning level of evil. Oh and it gets worse!

In releasing a revised version of their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, along with co-sponsors Dean Heller and Ron Johnson, claimed that their bill isn’t a “partisan” approach and doesn’t include “draconian cuts.” In reality, however, the Cassidy-Graham bill would have the same harmful consequences as those prior bills. It would cause many millions of people to lose coverage, radically restructure and deeply cut Medicaid, and increase out-of-pocket costs for individual market consumers. It would cause many millions of people to lose coverage, radically restructure and deeply cut Medicaid, eliminate or weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and increase out-of-pocket costs for individual market consumers.

Cassidy-Graham would:

Eliminate the ACA’s marketplace subsidies and enhanced matching rate for the Medicaid expansion and replace them with an inadequate block grant. Block grant funding would be well below current law federal funding for coverage, would not adjust based on need, would disappear altogether after 2026, and could be spent on virtually any health care purpose, with no requirement to offer low- and moderate-income people coverage or financial assistance.
https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/like-other-aca-repeal-bills-cassidy-graham-plan-would-add-millions-to-uninsured


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But there is some good news – they don’t have the votes again. With the deadline fast approaching. We all live. For now!

Senate Republicans admitted defeat Monday in their latest attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act, as a third GOP senator announced her opposition to the measure.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced she could not back the measure authored by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), moments after a much-anticipated partial analysis of the measure by the Congressional Budget Office forecast that “millions” of Americans would lose coverage by 2026 if it was enacted.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-version-of-health-care-bill-will-help-alaska-and-maine--home-of-two-holdout-senators/2017/09/25/24697f62-a188-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.548ad4e5cc9a





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Damn it, I was hoping just for one week I wouldn’t have to talk about Alex Jones and his stupid show. I mean come on, do I really have to? Shit, OK. We originally were going to talk about Roger Stone here, but this is much crazier. Well, Alex Jones cranked the batshit up way past 11, and while the NFL is doing some major damage control in the wake of all the protests, Alex Jones definitely isn’t helping things. I mean did you know that Colin Kaepernick isn’t a person – he’s a tool of the globalists to intentionally turn white people racist? Neither did I!

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist host of Infowars, claimed that Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem are part of a larger plot by white globalists to make American white people racist.

During yesterday’s episode of “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones criticized Kaepernick’s decision to silently kneel during performances of the “Star Spangled Banner” before NFL games, which Kaepernick did to raise awareness to systematic injustices that African American people face in the U.S. legal system.

Jones slammed the football player for protesting racial injustice despite being adopted by “white saviors” as a child and earning millions of dollars in professional sports before alleging that Kaepernick and the players who have joined him in protest are complicit in a larger conspiracy to make white people racist.

“And of course this is all meant to divide America. It’s social engineering by the globalists to make whites racist,” Jones claimed.

Jones continued, “You know what whites are is lazy, candy-ass, politically correct trash. There’s not much worse in this country than white people, to get to the end of the day. They’re the ones all saying the white people are the devil.”.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-candy-ass-white-globalists-are-using-nfl-protests-to-make-america-racist/




We got to keep this operation afloat people! Now it's time to buy my new battle grade Infowars Tactical Helmets! Just $149.99 and they can protect your head from all the leftists you will encounter at your protest rallies! They can be fitted to fit any size head whether you’re a six or a 10. In fact we have experts here to tell you more why you need this! But this isn’t the only crazy thing that happened this week. So you know Jimmy Kimmel has been railing on the GOP in regards to health care. Well, here’s the monologue.



Well, if you saw Alex Jones or the Alex Jones Channel…

Jimmy Kimmel has been going after Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for a health care plan that is likely to leave millions more people uninsured.

In May, Cassidy appeared on Kimmel’s show after the comedian’s infant son underwent surgery for a preexisting heart condition, and assured the talk show host that any Senate health care legislation would pass what he deemed “the Jimmy Kimmel test.”

That now doesn’t seem to be the case, which is why Kimmel attacked Cassidy this week during his show monologues.

Now, crackpot conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is going after Kimmel.

On Thursday, Jones went on one of his typical unhinged rants, this time to tell the ABC late-night host to stop using his son to “pimp” Obamacare.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alex-jones-jimmy-kimmel-obamacare_us_59c4369fe4b0cdc773301770




I like that one! But would you be surprised at all to see Alex and guy who watches Inglorious Basterds and roots for Hitler, Jack Posobiec, go full racist? And you never go full racist!

ALEX JONES (HOST): You’re supposed to get on your knees at midnight or in the early morning and tell God you repent on things you’ve done. You don’t tell in a football stadium, “Mainstream media: you’re my God, I am bad, tell me what to do.” That is sick.

JACK POSOBIEC: And you realize they’re not taking a knee to Trump, so I’d love to talk to any one of these guys and say, “Who are you taking a knee to? Who specifically do you have in mind when you’re taking that knee?”

JONES: They’re kneeling to political correctness and hating white people.

POSOBIEC: That’s all it is.

JONES: They’re kneeling to white genocide --

POSOBIEC: And they won’t admit it.

JONES: -- and then I don’t want anybody to be genocided (sic). But everywhere it’s: “Kill the whites, kill the whites.” The universities: “No whites can come on campus.” It’s a bunch of weird white people going, “We need to kill all the white people.” Just everywhere. Hillary: “We lost because of white people.” It’s the most racist, weird, anti-Martin Luther King crap I’ve ever heard. Martin Luther King would say, “You people are crazy.”
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/09/26/alex-jones-protesting-nfl-players-are-kneeling-white-genocide/218051




There you have it. Not only did Alex Jones make up a new word - "genocided", racists are now quoting one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time. Bravo. Well done. Yeah so Alex Jones and Jack Posobiec both bought the "white genocide" meme and went full on racist. But now the tables are turning on Alex Jones! Mmmmm… Hmmmm… Yes my pretties! You know that old adage “they hate us because they ain’t us”? Alex might want to look that phrase up because his ex wife is a hater:

Keeping up with these Joneses is a contact sport.

Kelly Jones, the long suffering ex-wife of conservative firebrand Alex Jones, is fighting back against the “InfoWars” host with a media campaign of her own.

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Kelly plans to launch her new website alexjonesx.com, which will detail her ongoing custody battle with the blustering conspiracy theorist.

“I’m going to point out all of his horrible outrageous behavior, but I’m not out to disparage the man,” she tells us. “He is the father of my children. I’m standing up to the bully.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/alex-jones-ex-wife-declares-info-war-custody-battle-article-1.3506902





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Oh guess what time it is? It’s time for this!



So by now you know people are people and people are dumb. And there’s a lot of stupid people. So much that we’ve all but made this a Top 10 regular feature by now. And first let’s go to the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, England. And I love a good road rage story, but if there’s one take away from this story – don’t fuck with British drivers!

Neil Junglas from Hunts Cross, Liverpool, decided to get his own back on the driver of a silver Skoda that has been outside his house for two days.

He said he was making dinner for his daughter on Tuesday when he saw the car pull up and a woman then climb into a taxi.

Neil claims a man then got out of the car with two suitcases of luggage and also got in to the taxi before it drove off.

http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/23/man-so-furious-that-woman-parked-outside-his-house-he-wrapped-her-car-in-cling-film-6950425/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark




Next up – sticking in London, you know the highways are always a dangerous place, especially for motorcyclists. But maybe, no, really, don’t do this.

A motorcyclist who performed wheelies and took a selfie while driving on the M6 has been jailed for eight months.

Pawel Zietowski, 27, was filmed by an unmarked police patrol for 16 minutes as he used his thighs to steer the bike and even rummaged through a backpack to find a mobile phone.

He was also given a driving ban of 28 months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said officers filmed Zietowski in June between junction 12 and Stafford services.
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-shropshire-41309904/biker-who-pulled-wheelies-on-the-m6-is-jailed




Next up in People Are Dumb – failed movie stars! So if you know anything about celebrities, you know that Steven Segal is a huge celebrity in Russia. Well, you be in the least bit surprised about this?

Steven Seagal, who was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, says anyone who believes Moscow fixed the 2016 presidential election is “stupid.”

“For anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections or even that the Russians had that kind of technology, is stupid,” Seagal said Wednesday on “Good Morning Britain.”

“Let’s be really honest — every country is involved in espionage. Every single country,” the star of “Under Siege” said. “The Americans spy, the British spy, the Russians spy. We all spy on each other, let’s be honest.”

Special counsel Robert Mueller is currently investigating Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and any potential ties between President Trump’s campaign staff and the Kremlin.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/352646-steven-seagal-says-anyone-who-believes-russia-fixed-election-is




Yeah nothing to see here people, just move along! Next up – stupid criminals. And one of my favorite types of stupid criminals – police impersonators. And we go to where else but Florida for this story:

Man facing slew of charges used a relative’s Marion County Sheriff’s Office uniform, drove his patrol vehicle, made a traffic stop and reported an altercation to another agency.

An 18-year-old man who, authorities say, used his uncle’s Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and uniform without permission and made a traffic stop and issued the driver a warning has been arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and impersonating a law enforcement official, among other counts.

Isael Ibrain Lima was arrested at 10 a.m. Monday by detectives with the MCSO Property Crimes division.

According to agency officials, detectives were called Sunday to investigate a possible burglary at the home of deputy Yoandy Miranda.

Miranda said he had left town for a couple of days and came home to discover that someone had entered his locked bedroom. He said his patrol vehicle also had been entered. Nothing appeared to have been stolen from the home or the vehicle, he said.
http://www.ocala.com/news/20170925/audacious-case-of-impersonating-deputy




What’s next? Well we’re sticking in Florida because why not? And another one of my favorite types of stupid criminals – 911 fails!

It might not be wise to be this blunt with the po-po.

An unidentified guy called cops to report a break-in at his Vero Beach residence, saying someone stole all his blunts, a cellphone and five bucks ... all in quarters, reports the Sebastian Daily.

When questioned by officers about the blunts, the dude wouldn't give up any more information, according to the report.

When asked if he had any documentation to support the loss of his stolen stuff, the man just said it "was like $150.00," officers said.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/strange/floriduh-blog/sfl-flduh-stolen-blunts-20170921-story.html





Finally this week – we’ve got yet another story in Florida. This time we go to Orlando where a convenience store clerk who has earned the nickname “Clint Eastwood” shot at yet another customer! Why is the first instinct always guns?
COCOA, Fla. —

A Cocoa store owner said he chased off a would-be thief at gunpoint this Wednesday morning and forced the man to give back stolen beer.

This is the fifth time that store owner has used his gun in defense of his store and himself.

Store owner Sowann Suy temporarily closed his store after another shooting.

Suy said he fired a warning shot at a man after the attempted thief tried to beat him up and steal some beer.

A witness said the man came out of the door with a beer in each pocket, and Sowann was right behind him with his gun.
http://www.wesh.com/article/cocoa-store-owner-dubbed-clint-eastwood-shoots-at-fifth-would-be-thief/12438736





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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. And if you’re thinking of moving out of the United States just because Donald J. Dotard Trump is our current president and our nation is turning to shit, you should know what it is you’re getting into should you decide that you want to leave the country. So if you want a recap of where we’ve been so far, in the last few weeks we’ve discovered that South Africa’s racists make ours look like chumps, Argentina is an environmental nightmare but has some good politics, and Brazil’s batshit fucking crazy. This week we’re coming home for some much needed R&R before we head out to Asia, the Middle East, and Australia! Here’s the tour schedule:



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We need some music for this one! Can we get some music please?



Ah yes who doesn’t love Alicia Keys? Well we’re back home everybody! And what better place to talk about than my home away from home, the great state of New York! New York has tons to do, see, visit, like the Baseball Hall Of Fame in Cooperstown. And while there, grab a pint at the venerable Ommegang Brewery, which brewed the official beer for the hit TV show Game Of Thrones! As if I didn’t need a beer to watch Game Of Thrones, but I’ll take one, thanks! You want sports teams? New York has got them – of course the MLB’s Yankees need no introduction, but there’s also their Bronx neighbors, the New York Mets. Football? They’ve got the NFL’s Giants and Jets – and they are forced to share the same room, and as always have a bit of sibling rivalry going on. Basketball? There’s the worst team in basketball, the New York Knicks, and its’ slightly worse and easily forgettable cousin, the Brooklyn Nets. Soccer? There’s the New York Red Bulls. Hockey? They got the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, which also share the same stadium. College? New York is home to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference which includes Monmouth, Iona, Siona, and Quinnipiac Universities. You might see them on ESPN and wonder who are these teams again? How about concerts? New York is home to Broadway and the legendary Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. There’s also tons of great indie rock bands and actors that are from this state. Too many to name, almost! New York is also home to some of the world’s largest financial institutions, and it’s also home to the United Nations, or maybe it won’t be after Dotard Trump gets done with it. It’s also home to the legendary Museum Of Modern Art and Museum Of Natural History, as famously profiled in the hit comedy “Night At The Museum”:



RIP Robin Williams. *record screeches* Wait, didn’t we already cover the states in our Stupidest State contest? Yes we did, but we left out on purpose the two states the GOP loves to hate the most – California and New York. So what is New York the home of? Well they’re reason why a new Constitutional Convention would be utterly disastrous:

New Yorkers make progress. It’s what we do. It’s not always easy—in fact, it seldom is. Every progressive victory in New York history has been hard-won, and, in November, New Yorkers must once again choose progress. Every 20 years, New York voters decide via referendum whether we want to rewrite our Constitution with a constitutional convention. Proponents argue that a convention is the only way to reform Albany. That just isn’t true. The Constitution has already been amended more than 200 times since 1894, with another two amendments proposed for this coming November alone. A constitutional convention would threaten every progressive reform ever adopted by the state of New York. The new Constitution would be written by 204 delegates, and those delegates would be chosen by political machines with the money and influence to get their people elected. During the last convention, less than 10 percent of the delegates were African-American or Latino. It was dominated by judges, legislators and other political insiders. Average people can’t compete. That convention targeted every public resource and freedom in New York, and there’s no reason to think this convention would be any different.
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/sep/21/defend-progress-vote-no-constitutional-convention/




And when you think of gambling where pops up immediately? Vegas and Atlantic City, and maybe the occasional place in Europe like Monaco or Montenegro, but Buffalo, New York has a thriving gaming industry that’s just as corrupt as you might expect:

BUFFALO — This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a win-win for the state, and a torrent of new taxes pouring into government coffers at no cost to anyone but the bettors themselves.

But like casinos — where glitter often hides the grime — the reality has been far less glamorous, with underwhelming returns, evidence of industry cannibalization and a new, sharp-edged conflict between the state and a major tribal gambling operation.

In 2013, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law allowing for seven new, full-scale casinos in New York, hoping to revive economic activity and providing new tax revenue in moribund upstate areas. Before that, the state had only licensed so-called racinos, which are connected to racetracks and feature video lottery terminals — similar to slot machines — but no table games like blackjack and craps.

So far that expansion has indeed led to some $70 million in new gaming tax and ample jobs at new facilities and constructions sites, according to casino operators. But early returns from two casinos that opened in February have been weaker than projections, according to the most recent figures posted by the New York State Gaming Commission.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/nyregion/new-york-casinos-gambling-tribes-revenue.html




Well not for this piece they’re not! We love New York here, and I come to the east coast quite often. But then there’s the thing that republicans love to hate the most – the budget. And New York’s incompetence on this subject is quite spectacular.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York State’s financial practices.

The Chicago-based group Truth in Accounting gives the state a grade of “F” in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting.

Specifically, the report’s authors faulted New York for its relatively high pension and health care obligations, as well as its high tax burden.
http://wivb.com/2017/09/18/new-york-state-rated-f-for-financial-practices/




Speaking of incompetence knowing no boundaries – there’s Equifax. We already covered Equifax a great deal in this edition but the state of New York was hit the hardest by that. The data giant has been accused of not following cyber rules according to Gov. Cuomo:

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state’s cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack.

Also on Monday, Bloomberg News reported that federal authorities have opened a criminal probe into stock sales by three Equifax Inc (EFX.N) executives before the company disclosed the massive data breach, news that has weighed heavily on the stock price.

The company has said the executives were unaware of the hack when they sold the stock for $1.8 million.

Equifax’s legal woes worsened as the U.S Attorney’s office in Atlanta issued a statement saying it was working with the FBI on a criminal investigation into the breach and theft of personal information.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-experian-new-yorkequifax/new-york-governor-wants-credit-reporting-firms-to-follow-cyber-rules-idUSKCN1BT1NA?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner




I believe Equifax’s reasons for not compiling with the rules are 1) cooking a French bread pizza, and 2) simply forgot. And you know we can’t go to New York without going to New York City. Thank you audience! So Turkish Prime Minister and guy who could school the republicans on how you stage a coup, Tayyip Erdogan, gave a speech in NYC last week, and here’s how it was met – New York style!

Violence broke out at a New York hotel Thursday afternoon when protesters disrupted a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

In the middle of Mr. Erdogan’s speech, delivered in Turkish, a man — one of a handful of protesters — screamed in English: “You’re a terrorist. Get out of my country!” The ballroom at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square instantly erupted, with many attendees chanting Mr. Erdogan’s name to drown out the protesters.

Videos showed the protesters — one of them wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Michael Israel, an American who was killed in a Turkish airstrike while volunteering with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or Y.P.G. — being punched and slapped by several attendees as security personnel removed them from the room. Security also removed at least one person who had assaulted the protesters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/us/erdogan-new-york.html




And do what, exactly? Eh… Tracy I don’t know. But one thing we do know – New York City *IS* the home of Dotard Trump Tower.

New York congressman Adriano Espaillat, City Council President Melissa Mark Viverito and other lawmakers have been arrested in a protest outside Dotard Trump Tower.

They were fighting President Dotard Trump's decision to end the DACA program, which protected immigrants who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children.

Espaillat's spokeswoman confirmed to News 4 he was arrested.

"Since day one, the Dotard Trump administration has threatened Latinos, Muslims, LGBT, women, and the list continues. His decision to end the DACA program earlier this month increased the urgency of what's at stake and the lives at risk when we fail to speak out against racism in America," spokeswoman Candace Randle Person said.

Source: NY Lawmakers Arrested in Protest Outside Dotard Trump Tower - NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Espaillat-Mark-Viverito-Arrested-DACA-Protest-Dotard Trump-Tower-445780453.html#ixzz4tQpFQnnk





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New York is a great place to visit (I’ve been there many times) and a pretty good place to live – especially upstate. Unfortunately not even the perceived liberal utopia can escape the toxic political climate of Dotard Trump.

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

Overall: B+

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I am coming home people! I get to spend approximately… one week in my home state of California! Whew!!!! Then after that we are off to the Land Of The Rising Sun, Japan!


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Ladies and gentlemen, who better to represent the great state of New York than a band that encompasses everything that makes NYC great? I’m of course talking about our good friends Gogol Bordello! They have a great new album called “Seekers And Finders”. Playing the title track from that album, give it up for our good friends Gogol Bordello!





Wait, they want to stick around for one more? Sure!



Yeah how about that?

See you next week!

Alex Jones: Candy-Ass White Globalists Are Using NFL Protests To Make America Racist

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist host of Infowars, claimed that Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem are part of a larger plot by white globalists to make American white people racist.

During yesterday’s episode of “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones criticized Kaepernick’s decision to silently kneel during performances of the “Star Spangled Banner” before NFL games, which Kaepernick did to raise awareness to systematic injustices that African American people face in the U.S. legal system.

Jones slammed the football player for protesting racial injustice despite being adopted by “white saviors” as a child and earning millions of dollars in professional sports before alleging that Kaepernick and the players who have joined him in protest are complicit in a larger conspiracy to make white people racist.

“And of course this is all meant to divide America. It’s social engineering by the globalists to make whites racist,” Jones claimed.

Jones continued, “You know what whites are is lazy, candy-ass, politically correct trash. There’s not much worse in this country than white people, to get to the end of the day. They’re the ones all saying the white people are the devil.”.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-candy-ass-white-globalists-are-using-nfl-protests-to-make-america-racist/




We got to keep this operation afloat people! Now it's time to buy my new battle grade Infowars Tactical Helmets! Just $149.99 and they can protect your head from all the leftists you will encounter at your protest rallies! In fact we have experts here to tell you more why you need this!

Those Who Dont Spend All Their Money On Jim Bakkers Food Buckets Will Answer To God

While hawking his survival food buckets on his television program today, prepper pastor Jim Bakker encouraged the wealthy to buy a million dollars worth of his products because their money will soon be worthless when the End Times begin and the financial system collapses.

Guest John Shorey told viewers to stock up on Bakker’s food buckets and not to worry about running out because God will miraculously refill them as needed.

“When you empty a bucket of food,” Shorey said, “trust God to refill it.”

When Shorey told those who “have the means to buy 100 buckets of food” to “buy 100 buckets of food” and give them to local churches, Bakker chimed in to urge millionaires to buy as much food as they can afford.

“Do a million dollars worth of food, I’m serious,” Bakker said. “If they’re rich, their money is going [away] anyway, John. It’s not going to be worth anything. The crash is coming, so why not sow it into the Lord?”

Shorey agreed, adding that those who don’t use all their money to buy as much food as they can will have to answer to God.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/those-who-dont-spend-all-their-money-on-jim-bakkers-food-buckets-will-answer-to-god/




Jimmy is getting desperate!

Back In Black: Republicans Don't Know What Insurance Is!



Way to call out their ignorance Lewis!

Alt Right Figure "Baked Alaska" Wants His Old Friends Back

Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, known online as the neo-Nazi Alt-Right personality and wannabe rapper “Baked Alaska,” posted a video this week in which he claims that he is no longer Alt-Right and begs for his former allies among the Alt-Lite and Alt-Right movements to reaccept him and sympathize with his humiliating run-ins with counter-protesters.

Earlier this week, Milo Yiannopoulous posted a video mocking Gionet’s reaction to receiving a face full of pepper spray from counter-protesters at the white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. After the video sparked discussion and further humiliated Gionet among Alt-Right social media users, Gionet took to Periscope last night to issue his plea to reunite with Yiannopoulous—who once employed Gionet as his manager—and other former allies who disowned Gionet earlier this year over explicitly anti-Semitic social media posts.

“Imagine if me, Milo, Mike Cernovich and Bill Mitchell teamed together,” Gionet said. “Imagine what we could do. Imagine the damage we could do to the left. That’s what we did during the election, right? We were all teamed up together and we did a fantastic job.”

When Gionet refers to the election, he pays homage to a time when he and other far-right social media personalities worked in tandem to organize support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. The honeymoon ended, however, when Alt-Right organizers rescinded invitations to an inauguration party called “The Deploraball” from personalities who organizers thought were too transparent in their allegiance to the Alt-Right’s racist ideologies, including Gionet.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alt-right-figure-baked-alaska-begs-for-his-old-friends-to-take-him-back/


Good lord... that's the Psychopath Avengers.

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-14: First Amendment And Boobs Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-14: First Amendment And Boobs Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Hey this is the π edition - #3.14 everybody! For you math people at home, we like to include you too! We’re all inclusive here. We are back everybody! So did everyone watch the Emmys? Well apparently nobody did because the Emmys were the lowest rated *IN HISTORY*. Sorry Stephen, we love you here. Yes - the ratings are in and they tanked. Maybe it's because people don't care anymore? Or because there's simply too much TV out there right now and it's become virtually impossible to sort all these shows? I mean who has time to watch everything? I know I dont! Well there’s the Emmys, and then there was the best supporting actress in a Limited Series. The winner was Laura Dern who won for the show “Big Little Lies”. But then there was one of the actresses who didn’t win – Jackie Hoffman, who didn’t win for her role in the series “Feud: Bette & Joan”. Well, the term “sore loser” definitely applies here. She apparently screamed “DAMN IT!” and then like a 3:00 AM Trump toilet tweet, took to Twitter to begin trashing her enemies. As Master Yoda would say “Much anger, you have!”. So it started with this seemingly innocent tweet:

https://twitter.com/JackieHoffman16/status/909579464757075968

And then she completely lost it. I get losing one of the biggest awards ever, but don’t go accusing the winner of doing this:

https://twitter.com/JackieHoffman16/status/909583092603437056

Or this:

https://twitter.com/JackieHoffman16/status/909593765353971712

To which the rest of us responded:



Yeah really. Don’t go accusing your opponents of running child porn rings or looting the Nazis. All right that’s enough of the intro. In keeping with the Emmys we’re going to play some of Stephen Colbert’s hilarious monologue as the host of that show:



At least Sean Spicer isn’t as completely insane as we would expect! So where do we begin this week? In the first slot is the Alt Right (1). Did you know they held two rallies this weekend and both were epic, colossal failures? We’ll tell you about the “Mother Of All Rallies” in the first slot, which turned out to be a giant nothing burger (to use their phrasing). At number 2 is also the Alt Right (2). We’re going to talk about how Trump humpers in Virginia held their own rally against removing a confederate statue in Charlottesville, and nobody showed up! Taking the third slot is of course president Trump. He referred to Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” multiple times, and we’re going to pick our favorite rendition of the Elton John classic! In the number 4 slot again is Donald Trump (4). So did you know that Trump’s lawyers are just as incompetent as he is? Yeah I’m shocked as well! Taking the 5th slot is also Donald Trump (5). Because we are going to recap his speech at the UN, and believe me it’s quite literally insane. At number 6 is Alex Jones (6). We have to talk about his latest half baked (or maybe in this case, completely baked) conspiracy theory. Did you know that someone has been putting drugs in Trump’s Diet Coke? Neither did we! At the number 7 spot we’ve got another installment of “Holy Shit” because right wing religious zealots are back and they aren’t going away. At number 8 we need to do something much lighter. I mean where do you go after extremely hateful religious zealots? So we’re going to once again bring back “People Are Dumb” and there’s a lot of stupid people in the news, but we also have to talk about the Mad Pooper in Colorado Springs, and this story is crazy! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!!) slot we’re going to bring back “I Need A Drink”. We’ve previously discussed Gene Simmons (9) in this segment before, but he’s back and his latest offering is quite certifiably insane. We can’t wait to tell you about it. Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). This time we’ve got one more go-round in South America before we have a bit of shore leave and come home to the States before we jet off to Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. This time we’re going to the home of the Andes Mountains, and we’re visiting Argentina! Plus we have some live music from a little band called Imagine Dragons. Yayyyyyy!!! Oh the kids love Imagine Dragons, don’t they? Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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So before we get this started this week, I want to show you a clip from this Fox Sports announcer, Clay Tucker , who was being interviewed on CNN. This is what the Alt Right believes in, perfectly explained in one sentence:



Yes ladies and gentlemen – he believes in the First Amendment…. And Boobs! Bravo, well done, Clay Tucker – in one sentence you said what the alt right is pretty much thinking. As if that wasn't enough, this Alt Right deplorable law maker from South Dakota tweeted out this extremely horrible graphic:




RAPID CITY — A Republican state lawmaker faced calls to apologize Tuesday after she shared an image on Facebook depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle under the caption, "All Lives Splatter."

Rep. Lynne DiSanto shared the image September 7, less than one month after a driver plowed through counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others.

The Box Elder Republican deleted the post Tuesday after it was circulated by members of progressive groups South Dakota Forward and Indivisible Rapid City, who called on the lawmaker to apologize.

"To put up a meme that pretty much encourages violence and possibly murder, that's inappropriate. She's a community leader and an elected official," said Lori Miller, a spokeswoman for Indivisible Rapid City. "Not only is she inciting violence, she is targeting a certain race of people."

DiSanto, who is the GOP's majority whip in the House, did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/19/s-d-gop-whip-shares-meme-endorsing-vehicular-assault-protesters/682564001/


Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Is right! I'd prefer it if all lives splattered with fabulous colors! This is where I would have a funny graphic accompanying this, but you can't really make this funny. Well, segueing, there were plenty of boobs on display at the Mother Of All Rallies, and I’m not talking about the ones on women’s chests.

Earlier this week, a middle-aged woman who gave her name only as Jessica boarded an Amtrak train in Richmond, California, and made the three day trip eastward to Washington. In her bag was a red, white and blue T-shirt and a beanie that simply read "TRUMP."

"Where I’m from, you’re not free to express your political opinions without harm or shunning," she said, after declining to give her full name. "Free speech has been repressed by violence. You can't have a Trump bumper sticker on your car. And listen — I don't consider myself a Republican. I'm an American. But I love his agenda."

Jessica was one of the hundreds of supporters of President Trump who gathered on the National Mall on Saturday for what was called the "Mother of All Rallies" — an event intended, according to promotional material, to "send a direct message to Congress, the media and the world that we stand united to protect and preserve American culture."
http://time.com/4945077/donald-trump-rally-washington/




Oh I like that one. So what else could have happened that day? Hey come on, we can only attend one rally at a time here people!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Followers of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse — known as Juggalos — held a march Saturday on the National Mall, alleging discrimination after the FBI labeled the group a gang in a 2011 report.

“We’re different. We’re not dangerous,” Kevin Gill, who is an announcer for a Juggalo wrestling league, said from the rally stage. “Music is not a crime.”

The band, consisting of the duo Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, said the gang accusation "has resulted in hundreds if not thousands of people subjected to various forms of discrimination, harassment, and profiling simply for identifying as a Juggalo." In a video on the their website, the hip-hop artists claim their fans have lost jobs, custody of their children and been denied access to the military for their Juggalo affiliation.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/16/hundreds-pro-trump-activists-descend-d-c-mother-all-rallies/673539001/




So because the alt right and Trump love their crowd sizes, which have been dwindling in numbers, can we show what that looked like?



And then you know which rally drew the bigger crowd?

Nine months into the administration of President Donald Trump, fans of the eccentric Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse assembled a larger rally on the national mall this Saturday than the president’s diehard supporters stationed a few hundred yards away.

The dueling rallies reflected the difficulty that any sitting president has in mobilizing his base, and the particular challenge that Trump has as he struggles to pass major legislation and honor his campaign promises.

Unlike the pro-Trump rally, Juggalos, as clown-makeup-wearing Insane Clown Posse fans call themselves, protested on the National Mall on Saturday for an actual specific purpose. That could explain why the gathering that surrounded the base of the reflection pool at the Lincoln Memorial this afternoon was significantly larger than the pro-Trump rally.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/juggalos-donald-trump-rally_us_59bd9754e4b02da0e1427777




So it turns out that the alt right can’t draw a crowd. They can’t even get supporters bussed in! Which kind of defeats their theory about us! I mean come on! So what did the MOAR want exactly?

On Saturday, protesters are planning to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to proclaim their support for "traditional American culture" and "the America first agenda." The event is called "The Mother of All Rallies," (MOAR) a name that is unnervingly similar to the "Mother of All Bombs" that U.S. forces dropped in Afghanistan in April.

The Mother of All Rallies "About" section on its website bills itself as a "grassroots movement" to "peacefully unite in honor of America." The event's Facebook page described the MOAR event as an "America First patriot rally in support of America

In values, American culture, American traditions, and of course President Donald Trump," adding:
Our goal is to rally 1 million patriots to Washington DC to send a shock-wave message to the world that they have to go through us to take this country or change its culture. This is a not for profit event and all the credit goes to all the participating patriots and not particular individuals or groups. This is about America First. This is about protecting and supporting President Donald Trump, protecting our Constitution, and protecting our flag and all that it stands for.

While event organizers claim the rally it's about patriotism, that appears to have a distinctly partisan bent. For starters, its speakers list includes names that are well-known among "alt-right" circles, such as Marco Gutierrez, who founded Latinos for Trump but is probably more famous for insisting that a Hillary Clinton presidency would result in "taco trucks on every corner"; Republican congressional candidate Omar Navarro, who's using the slogan "Make California Great Again" in his campaign against Rep. Maxine Waters; Peter Boykin, founder of Gays for Trump and host of a pro-Trump radio show; and several other medium-profile Trump supporters.
https://www.bustle.com/p/why-is-it-called-mother-of-all-rallies-the-march-sounds-disturbingly-similar-to-this-weapon-2357596




1 million people? They are so obsessed with crowd sizes that they couldn’t even get 1,000 in! Even if the Koch Brothers paid them and bussed them in! I mean look at how many people showed up!



Yeah Latinos for Trump? Trump got the sketchiest guy he could for “Blacks For Trump”, how is Latinos For Trump or Gays For Trump any different? Well…

Gutierrez's controversial ideas about his "dominant" culture may sound as if the United States faces an impending civilizational threat coming through the Mexico border but his comments became even more eyebrow-raising as he spoke with Reid. "Let's be honest," Gutierrez warned, "If you don’t do something about it, us as Hispanics, we’re going to have the White House full of taco trucks and we are going to be selling paletas on every corner around the White House. And, we are going to have piñatas and atole. I know my people, guys. You need to defend your country, our country." For those who may not know, "paletas" and "atole" are frozen fruit popsicles and a Mexican drink respectively.

Last year, Gutierrez's faction of supposedly pro-Trump Latinos carried out "Operation Taco Bowl" after Trump tweeted, "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!" On social media like Twitter and Facebook as well as video websites like YouTube, Gutierrez remains remarkably active with over 50 self-recorded videos of himself on YouTube alone where he talks about the Latinx community and Trump's politics.

Gutierrez is also a vociferous supporter of Trump's controversial vow to build a border wall. At present, Gutierrez's Twitter page boasts a header image in favor of Trump's notorious campaign promise to build a "big, beautiful" wall between Mexico and the United States of America. But Trump supporters have started expressing concern that their political icon is "going soft" on his promise.
https://www.bustle.com/p/who-is-marco-gutierrez-the-latinos-for-trump-founder-will-speak-at-moar-2366790





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So while that gigantic pile of fail known as the Mother Of All Rallies was going on in Washington DC, let’s go west and show you what was happening in Virginia. Can we get a shot of that?



Now just remember kids, let this be a lesson – dress for the job you want, not the job you have! Thank you! Although what job does confederate flag spandex qualify you for? Not too many that I can think of off the top of my head! Well, maybe this one.

Richmond, Virginia is bracing for violence as neo-Confederates target the former capitol of the Confederacy less than one month after Heather Heyer was killed in what many are calling an act of domestic terrorism.

CSAII: The New Confederate States of America is planning an unpermitted “Heritage not Hate” rally to defend Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Monument following the deadly “Unite the Right” rally to defend Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue.

“I hope nobody loses their lives tomorrow, on either side, I really do,” CSA II organizer and Three Percenter militia organizer Tara Brandau told WTVR. “That’s not why we are here.”
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/i-hope-nobody-loses-their-lives-armed-neo-confederates-descend-on-virginia-to-defend-statue-at-all-costs/




Yeah we’re going pessimistic here today at the Top 10. But what happened in Richmond exactly? Oh sure, if you saw Twitter and Facebook, all you would see is the usual bullshit about how George Soros is paying Antifa to silence conservatives. But they really just bring it on themselves. Case in point:

A pro-Confederate rally that put city officials and residents alike on edge in the aftermath of Charlottesville ended without major incident shortly after it began Saturday morning.

About seven people stood for an hour and a half holding Confederate flags and arguing with a crowd of counterprotesters that steadily climbed into the hundreds until police ushered the Confederates away.

“As the group (of counterprotesters) started getting bigger, we escorted them out a little earlier than planned,” said Richmond police spokeswoman Koury Wilson.

But the organizers’ departure from the rally site just west of the Lee statue on Monument Avenue was complicated by two flat tires they discovered when they arrived back at their truck two blocks away. A crowd of several dozen counterprotesters confronted and then chased them as they attempted to drive away in the disabled vehicle.

The group made it several blocks through the Fan District before stopping and waiting with police for a tow truck.
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/monument-avenue-rally-attracts-few-confederate-supporters-ends-peacefully/article_470b9be6-0140-55ee-b99d-48bf7302d44a.html




By the way, we really need to explore the confederacy in “How Is This Still A Thing” in a future top 10 because they really are convinced its’ still a thing.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Most of the pro-Confederate demonstrators who held a rally near the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond Saturday morning ended their rally around 11 a.m. A Richmond Police officer on scene told WTVR reporter Brendan King that members of the CSA II: The New Confederate States of America, decided it was in their best interest to end the rally at that time.

The rally, anxiously anticipated all week by Richmond Police, and which led to the deployment of a vast array of city and state resources, got underway Saturday about 10 a.m. A large crowd of people who opposed the pro-Confederates gathered at the Maggie Walker statue on Broad Street in downtown Richmond at about 10 a.m. and marched to Monument Avenue. Upon their arrival, their group far outnumbered the pro-Confederates -- some of whom arrived in Virginia from out-of-state.
http://wtvr.com/2017/09/16/live-updates-monument-avenue-rally/




Oh and here’s the biggest fail – the group isn’t even from Virginia! I mean how did they even hear about this? Did they have a Google alert setup for “confederate statue removal”?

A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to hold a rally to show support for Confederate memorials on Monument Avenue in Richmond on Saturday morning. Counterprotests are planned. Police have uncovered no intelligence leading them to believe the event will draw the large and violent crowds seen in Charlottesville, but said they've nonetheless spent weeks preparing and are ready for the worst.
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/live-coverage-about-six-pro-confederate-protesters-being-confronted-by/article_34eb5282-25f0-5a0d-b9f4-4e1ffaeb024a.html




I like that one! And then while 7 arrests were made, they just packed up and left quietly with their tail between their legs.

6:20 p.m.: There were a total of seven arrests made during Saturday's pro-Confederate rally and counterprotests in Richmond.

Four of the arrests were for wearing a mask in public.

Caroline Hill, 24, of McLean; Thomas W. Rockett, 21, of Herndon; Corissa C. Duffey, 25, of Stockbridge, Ga.; and Ian M. Gerson, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y. were charged with wearing a mask in public. It's against Virginia law for anyone over age 16 to wear a mask to conceal their identity.

Brittany D. Bush, 29, of Petersburg, was charged with disorderly conduct. She was arrested for allegedly threatening a bystander.

Jabari A. Robinson, 21, of Roanoke, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/live-coverage-about-six-pro-confederate-protesters-being-confronted-by/article_34eb5282-25f0-5a0d-b9f4-4e1ffaeb024a.html





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We need some music for this one.



No, wait. How about…



Or:



So of course you know the Trump Pentagon has been threatening the very real possibility of a nuclear war with North Korea. And if you live on the east coast, the west coast, in Hawaii, or in Alaska, or any of the US territories in the Caribbean or the Pacific Islands, one thing is certain, we’re all gonna die. At least we’ll go out laughing. Why? Well…

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/909384837018112000

That’s right – Rocket Man! You know he’s a rocket man, burning out his fuse here all alone. Rocket Man, yeah! Of course there’s always this.

Midway through his Sunday morning Twitter storm, President Trump assigned his latest in a long line of nicknames — this time to the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong Un, henceforth known as “Rocket Man.”

Without addressing the geopolitical wisdom of tweet-baiting an unpredictable dictator, even some of Trump’s critics had to admit that he’d come up with a pretty clever name.

In a mere nine letters, the president simultaneously mocked Jong Un, belittled his regime’s missile arsenal and alluded to the popular lyrics of Elton John.

But that really shouldn't surprise anyone. A brief review of the long history of Trumpisms shows that, regardless of how he’s doing as leader of the free world, Trump has really stepped up his name game.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/17/from-sleepy-eyes-to-rocket-man-a-compendium-of-belittling-nicknames-trump-has-invented/?utm_term=.dd9e5fd10ead




So is it just Sunday when Trump seems more off his rocker than usual? I mean all those trips to golf on his properties must be exhausting. And of course, like everything Trump does, that tweet was once again, ill advised:

President Donald Trump's mocking of Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" was unhelpful in dealing with North Korea's nuclear threat, former diplomat Nicholas Burns said Monday.

Trump made the reference to the North Korean leader in a tweet Sunday.

"The interesting thing about the Trump policy is the Trump policy I think has been right in what they've been trying to do," said Burns, who was undersecretary of State for political affairs during the George W. Bush administration.

"The president's public remarks have been off. 'Rocket Man' [is] probably not the best things to say even to a brutal leader like Kim Jong Un," Burns added in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

Trump will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday and is expected to touch on the crisis that has seen the president and Pyongyang trade threats of military action. North Korean diplomats will also be present.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/trump-rocket-man-tweet-about-kim-jong-un-was-ill-advised-ex-diplomat.html




But yes once again – Trump is wrong on everything, like most things he does. Can we just admit two things: 1 is that we’re all gonna die, and 2 is that Trump is wrong on everything!

New international sanctions against North Korea have led to a spike in petrol prices, but there is little evidence for US claims that the country is being “economically strangled” or that motorists are panic-buying petrol.

On Sunday, Donald Trump combined a taunt aimed at the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, with the assertion that the country’s citizens were queuing for petrol before the latest round of sanctions hits supplies.

Referring to a telephone conversation earlier in the day with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, Trump tweeted: “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!”

A week after the United Nations security council voted to reduce gasoline exports and cap crude oil supplies to North Korea in response to its sixth nuclear test, Washington insisted the regime was starting to “feel the pinch”.

The comments came from the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said recent sanctions had caused the country to be “cut off from the world”.

But experts have challenged claims that the oil sanctions will exert sufficient pressure on the North Korean economy to convince the regime to change course.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/trumps-rocket-man-tweet-oil-sanctions-north-korea-kim-jong-un





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So our 45th president, Donald J. Trump, has some attorneys who are just as horrible as he is. In fact, not only do they not care, they go out of their way to make a point about not caring. It’s kind of like 21st Century Dadaism. You know – the da da art movement was started in the 1920s as sort of a rebellion against art at the time. Sort of art against art. This is neo-dadaism – it’s conservatives who hate the government waging war against the government. They don’t care so much they’re literally doing it next to the people who Trump calls “FAKE NEWS!”.

It is every Washington reporter’s dream to sit down at a restaurant, overhear secret stuff and get a scoop. It rarely happens. Still, everyone in town important enough to have secrets worth keeping knows that secrets are not safe on the Acela train and in Washington restaurants. This is especially true in eateries next door to a major newspaper.

Yes, Ty Cobb and John Dowd, lawyers for President Trump, we’re talking to you. But it’s too late now. Dowd represents Trump but does not work at the White House. Cobb is a White House employee who is instantly recognizable to many because of his handlebar mustache. Together, they went for what appears to have been a working lunch at BLT Steak, 1625 I St. NW in Washington. It’s close to the White House and very convenient. It’s also next door to 1627 I St. NW, which happens to house the Washington bureau of the New York Times.

Sitting at the next table, according to the Times, was Kenneth Vogel, one of Washington’s most skillful investigative reporters. Vogel is former reporter for Politico, which is based in Virginia, who arrived at the Times just in time for the Russia investigation and, as it turned out, just in time for lunch.

Vogel overheard the lawyers talking about White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II and Jared Kushner ................
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/18/trump-lawyers-spill-beans-after-terrible-restaurant-choice-next-to-nyt/?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.34dec31c52fahttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/18/trump-lawyers-spill-beans-after-terrible-restaurant-choice-next-to-nyt/?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.34dec31c52fa




And yeah he really does have the worst attorneys. You don’t go blabbing evidence in a trial out in the open. You don’t make threats while you’re on trial. Just ask Martin Shkreli. Hey o!!!

The New York Times published a fascinating look on Sunday at internal clashes between President Trump's various lawyers, who are fighting diligently over the extent to which the administration should cooperate with Robert Mueller's myriad requests for emails and documents. Ty Cobb, the curly-mustachioed attorney helming the president's response to the Mueller investigation, apparently wants to be more forthcoming with disclosures, while White House counsel Don McGahn, citing concerns about preserving the scope of executive privilege, has been reluctant to so readily accede to the special counsel's demands. Cobb has grown irritated with the White House's reticence of late, theorizing that McGahn is keeping "a couple documents locked in a safe" and may have even planted a spy on Cobb's team.

How did the Times learn so many fascinating details about the extremely sensitive discussions between the leaders of the president's army of well-compensated attorneys, you ask? Because Cobb and John Dowd, another personal attorney for Donald Trump, elected to discuss them in great detail over lunch at BLT Steak, a thoroughly mediocre Washington dining establishment that has nonetheless become a fixture for the city's power players and aspiring power players alike—and that happens to be located immediately adjacent to the Times' D.C. bureau. Lest there be any doubt about the hilariously literal nature of this statement, one of the reporters appearing on the story's byline posted photographic evidence of his scoop.
https://www.gq.com/story/steakhouse-scoop




So why blab secrets out in the open when you’re right next to the NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING??? I mean are you really that fucking stupid? Or could it be because of this?

The very fact that the F.B.I. raided Manafort’s home is telling: the former Trump campaign manager is reportedly under investigation for potentially violating tax laws, money laundering, and the failure to disclose foreign lobbying on behalf of pro-Russian interests. In order for Mueller to obtain the warrant to search and enter Manafort’s home unannounced, his team would have had to convince a judge not only that the home contained evidence of a crime, but that Manafort was likely to destroy evidence. “Clearly they didn’t trust him,” Jimmy Gurulé, a Notre Dame law professor and former federal prosecutor, told the Times. “This is more consistent with how you’d go after an organized crime syndicate,” he added. (Manafort has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.)

If Mueller’s tactics are extraordinary, it may be because the F.B.I. does not view this as a typical white-collar case. Also on Monday, CNN reported that U.S. law enforcement had wiretapped Manafort under a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant as early as 2014, when he came under investigation by the F.B.I. for work that he conducted as a political consultant for the pro-Kremlin Party of Regions in Ukraine. According to CNN, Manafort was under surveillance before the 2016 election, but the work was discontinued due to a lack of evidence at some point last year. The F.B.I. later obtained a new FISA warrant, which reportedly extended into early 2017 and was part of the probe into whether members of the Trump campaign worked with the Kremlin to derail Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/robert-mueller-paul-manafort-investigation





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So this week Trump went to the UN, and his speech, as you can imagine is about as batshit crazy as it gets. It had all of his greatest hits – and there was also some new material as he called North Korea’s glorious dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man”. Again.

NEW YORK — President Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces “great peril” from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat what he called failed or murderous ideologies and “loser terrorists.”

“We meet at a time of immense promise and great peril,” Trump said in his maiden address to more than 150 international delegations at the annual U.N. General Assembly. “It is up to us whether we will lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.”

The president's address was highly anticipated around the world for signs of how his administration would engage with the United Nations after he had criticized the organization during his campaign as being bloated and ineffective, and threatened to slash U.S. funding.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/19/in-u-n-speech-trump-warns-that-the-world-faces-great-peril-from-rogue-regimes-in-north-korea-iran/?utm_term=.9d67f3a4f1b4


Now it’s time to play “What’s in the background?” . Can we show that shot of the UN audience during Trump’s speech? Especially look at what Gen. Kelly is doing.



I mean really I think it’s time to say Trump has gone mad with power, am I right about that? And I think the take away from this is that we’re all gonna die. But here’s the first take away:

'Sovereign' or 'sovereignty'

The word "sovereign" is the embodiment of Trump's "America First" vision of US foreign policy, and Trump made clear to the world that the US will ultimately act in its own self-interest and said that other countries would naturally do the same.
"In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens, to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights and to defend their values," Trump said. "I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first."
Trump also said that sovereignty can be a "call for action," noting that "all people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/donald-trump-united-nations-speech/index.html


And the second take away:

'Radical Islamic terrorism'
In vowing Tuesday that "we will stop radical Islamic terrorism," Trump dimmed hopes that he had begun to understand the damaging impact the controversial phrase can have on relations with Muslims in the US and abroad.
Many of the President's foreign policy advisers -- most notably national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster -- have urged him to drop his use of the phrase, which associates terrorism with the religion of Islam.
Trump's prepared remarks for his speech in Saudi Arabia called for him to say "Islamist extremism" instead -- a phrase used to distinguish between the religion of more than a billion people around the world and the fundamentalist political ideology that drives terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda.




Of course his favorite 3 words – “Radical Islamic Terrorism”. You know I’m going to call my new stand up comedy album that. Ooh, ooh! Can you do the bit about building the wall next because that one is hilarious!

After first tweeting it days earlier, Trump himself publicly uttered his new moniker for the North Korean dictator during his speech on Tuesday.
A senior administration official told CNN's Jim Acosta the "Rocket Man" term was a late addition to the President's formal speech -- added this morning.
The nickname, coupled with his vow to "totally destroy North Korea" if need be, made clear that Trump still firmly believes in the power of dramatic rhetoric as a tool in his ongoing confrontation with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.




Oh come on, don’t you know we’re onto making fun of you about Rocket Man? And why hasn’t anyone recorded a parody of someone singing Rocket Man as Trump? I’d do it but I don’t have skills, talent, or a budget. But this might be the worst part of the whole speech:

United Nations (CNN)President Donald Trump delivered Tuesday a doomsday warning to North Korea and mocked its young leader, a pugnacious escalation in rhetoric in a wide-ranging debut address to the United Nations, the world's foremost diplomatic body.
In blunt terms, Trump warned the US would "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies. He said while the US has "great strength and patience," its options could soon run out.
Directly putting the country's leader on notice, Trump suggested Kim Jong Un could not survive an American attack. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself," he said.
www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/donald-trump-un-speech-iran-north-korea/index.html







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Man, do I really have to talk about Infowars this week? Ah…. I don’t want to. Make me. Fine. It takes one to know one! But mom! OK fine. We have to talk about Infowars this week because if you thought his theories about NASA holding child slave colonies on Mars, or that the “deep state” (whatever that is) is creating AI bots that will eat your soul are crazy, wait until you see what this guy has cooked up for this week!

It's a big day for InfoWars conspiracy chief and definitely-not-Bill-Hicks-after-faking-his-own-death Alex Jones. It is, first and foremost, the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, which Jones has long contended was a false flag operation in which the Bush administration played a role. It's also the anniversary of Hillary Clinton's fainting incident at the 9/11 Memorial, which Jones' website is celebrating with unmitigated glee. But it's also time for a fresh tale out of the seemingly endless Jonesian conspiracy archive, and this one concerns the man who defeated Clinton with Jones' full-throated support: President Donald J. Trump.

It can't be an easy task for Jones to shoehorn Trump's presidency into his worldview. After all, his narrative during the election was that a vast conspiracy of globalist elites was working to stop Trump, the rightful representative of The People. These dark forces, which control all the levers of financial and political power, promptly failed to stop Trump becoming president. Since, Trump has adopted an orthodox conservative approach to many issues while simultaneously engaging in impressive feats of self-sabotage. It puts his anti-establishment right-wing defenders in a bit of a pickle.

Let none of that detract from this legendary tirade, however. Because no one can force world events into the tiny box of his worldview like Alex Jones. Bare witness as the InfoWars host—whose website plays host to 4.78 million unique viewers a month—explains how The Globalists are drugging the president's Diet Coke, which Trump orders with the push of a Big Red Button on the Resolute Desk. Watch as Jones explains they're doing this so they can slowly damage Trump's brain and then claim he has Alzheimer's. Notice the casual reference to the theory that Ronald Reagan was given "cold blood," a "transfusion that causes brain damage." Jones has "talked to people, multiple ones" about all this, who shared that the president is "slurring his words" each evening because of a drug that is simultaneously brain-destroying and highly addictive—and not just because they're serving it to him in a delicious Diet Coke!
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a12222847/alex-jones-trump-drug-diet-coke/




That’s right! Donald Trump isn’t stupid! The Deep State is putting drugs in his Diet Cokes! Really, you can’t make this shit up. I love how he’s like “Oh and this is information that could kill you”. Oh and by the way Alex, talking to “people, even multiple ones” does not include the voices in your head, you got that? Oh and it gets weirder:

Two of President Trump’s most loyal allies have expressed concern that he is being drugged. On “The Alex Jones Show” Monday, political attack dog Roger Stone revealed bombshell information about the president’s speech.

“He is slurring his words on various times, and that’s what’s concerning,” Stone told host Alex Jones.

“Let’s be very clear: I have a source at The New York Times, a reporter who expressed to me a concern that in a conversation they had on the phone with the president that he was slurring his words,” he added.

Because Trump does not drink, and “certainly does not do drugs,” the only plausible explanation for the president’s slurred speech is that he is being involuntarily medicated, according to Stone. That, or the president is just exhausted.
http://www.salon.com/2017/09/12/alex-jones-roger-stone-agree-someone-may-be-drugging-president-trump/




Of course he had to get Roger Stone involved in this. Because, why not? Oh and then his own theory is debunked by Trump’s actions – his lack of energy is due to his extremely poor diet:

Let’s start with the Diet Cokes: The president likes to slurp them down, sometimes through a straw, and he can press a red button on the Resolute Desk to have them delivered to him. They are, demonstrably, health bummers. Filled with artificial sugars known to contribute to weight gain, regular consumption has been shown to increase a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

A small, controversial study published in the journal Stroke in April reported a correlation between diet soda consumption and a higher risk of developing dementia or experiencing a stroke. While the study’s authors could not definitely prove a cause-effect relationship, numerous studies have confirmed that habitual diet soda drinking is linked to obesity.

Even Trump, who grappled with his own passion for Diet Coke in 2012, seems to be aware of this correlation.

What makes up the rest of Trump’s diet is less than ideal for someone tasked with leading the United States of America. He loves to get down with Doritos and Lays potato chips, overcooked steaks, and McDonald’s burgers. That’s a far cry from Obama’s seven almonds.

Trump’s diet is high in salt and in fat, which can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease, especially for people over the age of 50. Studies also demonstrate that fast food consumption has a strong positive association with weight gain, and increases the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. And being overweight, scientists have found, makes people to become sedentary and tired.
https://www.inverse.com/article/36402-alex-jones-conspiracy-donald-trump-diet





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Yes, friends!!! Gather around, friends!!! Praise the lord and pass the collection plate! Yes, and on the seventh day, God created the poop emoji with the halo over it. And then he rested. Welcome friends! This week in religious white supremacy, there’s a lot to talk about. And let’s face it – the religious right is why we can’t have nice things, like a $15 minimum wage, or disaster relief after two massive hurricanes. Let’s start with some some lawsuits that prove exactly why we can’t have nice things:

Under ‘Key Achievements’, Mr Savage had written: “Standing up for and defending my religious beliefs which include that abortion on demand is evil and homosexuality is an intrinsic disorder inclined towards evil.”

When the adviser at Seeter warned him that the passage could harm his chances of getting the job, Mr Savage instead decided to open a complaint against them for religious discrimination.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/09/15/man-called-homosexuality-evil-on-his-cv-then-sued-for-for-discrimination/




Yeah so that’s a fail. As if that’s bad enough, there’s these douchebags in the UK. I really wonder if they really think Jesus must be proud because of their hatred?

A Christian couple are reportedly threatening to sue a Church of England primary school because it allowed a boy in their son's class to wear a dress.

The family withdrew the six-year-old from the school and will now educate him at home, alongside his eight-year-old brother, who was taken out of school a year ago after a boy in his class also began to wear dresses.

The boys' parents, Nigel and Sally Rowe, will argue that the school has acted without due regard to pupils and not respected their rights to bring up their children according to their biblical beliefs.

The school, which has not been named, said it followed Church of England guidance and that transgender people were protected under the Equalities Act.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/christian-parents-sue-school-allowed-wear-dress-uniform-transphobia-church-enland-a7938926.html




Oh come on, even Judge Judy is giving you the facepalm. I can only imagine what she would say in that trial. “Suck it up, snowflakes! You can handle this!!!”. Well, maybe she wouldn’t use the term “snowflake”. At least neither the UK or the US is Africa, though that’s what religious conservatives want:

Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, police say.

The 12 women and eight men were picked up in a hotel where they were receiving training about HIV/Aids education programmes.

Earlier this year, authorities banned many private health clinics from providing HIV/Aids services, saying they encouraged gay sex.

Homosexuality is a crime in Tanzania.

Regional police commander Hassan Ali Nasri said on state television: "They are implicated in homosexuality. We arrested them and are busy interrogating them. The police cannot turn a blind eye to this practice."
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41292920




Yeah we can live with that. It definitely sucks when the conservative hate machine cranks things up way past 11. But they’re not hate mongers, they will tell you. Oh and just like the Chumbawumba song, the Christian right gets knocked down, but they get up again. They will never let you down:

Lawmakers this year proposed no fewer than two dozen bills aimed at restricting the rights of LGBT Texans. In June, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a measure that critics say allows private, religious-based adoption agencies to turn away LGBT parents. A so-called bathroom bill to police public restroom access for transgender Texans became a defining issue in the Legislature, but with overwhelming opposition from schools, police officials and big business leaders, the more moderate House refused to pass it. As House Speaker Joe Straus told the New Yorker’s Lawrence Wright, “I don’t want the suicide of a single Texan on my hand.”

Despite, or perhaps because of, that defeat, Parker and other activists are still hunting for bathroom battles. It makes sense they’d look for them in schools. After conservative Christian groups such as Texas Values killed LGBT protections in Houston with the rallying cry “No Men in Women’s Restrooms” in 2015, they zeroed in on schools with trans-inclusive policies. When Fort Worth ISD issues guidelines for faculty on navigating gender issues, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick demanded that the superintendent resign and called the conflict a “modern day come-and-take-it moment.”
https://www.texasobserver.org/legislative-defeat-conservative-groups-take-bathroom-fight-local-schools/




I like that one! Next up – there’s our old buddy Lance Wallnau, who we love to make fun of in the Wheel Of Corruption because he’s just so batshit fucking crazy. Well, he may have officially lost it. Not that he’s ever had it to begin with:

Right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau streamed a video on Periscope yesterday in which he blasted the “knucklehead bloggers” who dared to mock his claim that his prayer changed the course of Hurricane Irma and suggested that the storm didn’t damage any of President Trump’s properties in Florida because he is protected by God.

“I’ve got these knucklehead bloggers that watch me and always make fun of me,” he said. “They were crazy last week over the hurricane. They kept saying, ‘He thinks his prayers with 5,000 people influenced the direction of the hurricane.’ Well, I’ll tell you what, I believe our prayers, along with everybody else’s, did influence the direction of the hurricane.”

Responding to Bill Maher’s joke that the fact that Trump’s properties made it through the hurricane without damage is proof that there is no God, Wallnau declared that “of course nothing happened to Donald Trump’s property, that was a demonic storm … The Lord didn’t send it, the devil is loosing chaos in America.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lance-wallnau-suggests-hurricane-irma-was-unable-to-damage-trumps-florida-properties-because-he-is-protected-by-god/




Oh and finally this week for Holy Shit, there’s Roy Moore. Yes, conservative trolls never go away, they just find new troll caves to hide under:

Roy Moore, the disgraced former judge leading the pack in a US Senate election, has close ties to a pastor who has called for gay people to be put to death.

Roy Moore is running for the US Senate seat vacated by Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and has a lead over his GOP primary opponent.

It has emerged this week that Moore also has ties to an extremist pastor who has called for gay people to be put to death.
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/09/12/republican-senate-candidate-roy-moore-doesnt-know-if-gay-people-should-be-executed/


Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Yeah Roy, you do. Don’t hide behind it – own that shit. Either you’re a hardcore hate monger, or you’re not. Don’t sugarcoat your hate, douchebag. That’s it for this week in:




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So of course you know by now people are people, and people are dumb. So after an extremely heavy dose of holy shit, we’re going to cover some actual shit. See what I did there? We’re going to start by going to Colorado Springs, Colorado for this insane story.

The Colorado Springs family has spent weeks trying to get a mystery woman they've dubbed "The Mad Pooper" to stop defecating in their neighborhood, right outside their house.

Cathy Budde says her kids caught her first mid-squat, pants down and unashamed.

"They are like, 'There's a lady taking a poop!' So I come outside, and I'm like ... 'are you serious?'" Budde recalled. "'Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?' She's like, 'Yeah, sorry!'"

The family says it was just the first time it actually caught the runner doing it, but it wouldn't be the last. Budde estimates the runner leaves behind human waste at least once a week. She says "The Mad Pooper" has been at it for the last seven weeks.

She can't help but laugh at the absurdity of the whole situation.

"Two other times we've caught her -- caught her yesterday -- she changed up her time a little bit because she knew I was watching," Budde said.
http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Mad-Pooper-wanted-by-Colorado-Springs-police-445687083.html




So not once has this woman been caught doing the nasty in someone’s lawn – it has happened MULTIPLE TIMES!!! And people wonder why we can’t have nice things. Speaking of not having nice things, let’s now go to Germany. And really – this only applies to the men out there. Don’t do this. I mean really. Don’t do this.

Firefighters spent three hours using power tools to free a man with his penis trapped in a gym weight.

The crew used an angle-grinder and a circular saw to prise the 2.5kg dumbbell disc off the unfortunate weight-lifter at a hospital in Worms, Germany.

"One person had a very sensitive part of the body trapped in the hole of a 2.5 kg dumbbell disc," it said on Facebook, describing the call-out as "somewhat different".

Perhaps wisely, the department offered no details on how the man became trapped. But it cautioned: "Please do not imitate such actions."
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/firefighters-penis-gym-weight-caught-three-hours-worms-germany-dumbbell-disc-a7952961.html




Yeah it’s kind of like that. OK so we have mad poopers and male organs stuck in barbell weights. Where do we go from there? How about let’s go to Arizona where a man trying to eat a snake and the snake eats back?

A Coolidge man remained hospitalized Friday after surviving a rattlesnake bite to the face while trying to show off to friends at a party by attempting to cook the reptile on the barbecue.

Victor Pratt 48, has been at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix since Sept. 7.

While celebrating his child's birthday with friends, Pratt said he decided to show them how to catch and cook a rattlesnake after one of the reptiles showed up in his yard during the party.

Pratt, who spoke to The Arizona Republic on Friday, grabbed the venomous snake and was showing it off to friends and family, posing for several photos. But he lost his grip on the snake's head, and it attacked him.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2017/09/15/arizona-man-tries-eat-rattlesnake-snake-bites-back/672586001/




So maybe don’t do that? Speaking of not doing things, maybe don’t stuff cash in a toilet so it overflows?

(GENEVA) — Talk about flush with cash.A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months.

Prosecutor's office spokesman Henri Della Casa confirmed Friday's report in the Tribune de Geneve, saying the shredded notes were once worth tens of thousands of euros in total.

Preliminary clues from an investigation suggested the bounty once belonged to unnamed "Spanish women who had placed the loot in a Geneva vault several years ago," the report said.

At one pizzeria, police were informed after the clogged toilet had overflowed.

http://time.com/4944867/switzerland-toilets-clogged-with-money/?utm_campaign=time&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=time_socialflow_twitter




Flush with cash! Excuse me a minute! Now how about fast food? Remember that one story I did way back during the first season of the Top 10 about the guy who threw the alligator in the Wendys drive thru? Well maybe don’t expose yourself in the Chik Fil A drive thru. Or their god might smote you. Or at least have you arrested.

A 63-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, accused of exposing himself to a drive-thru cashier at a Waco fast-food restaurant for the second time this year, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Bobby Mathew Dove, of Waco, was arrested after two employees of the Chick-fil-A at 4310 Franklin Ave. reported Dove had exposed himself to them while he was in the drive-thru, Swanton said. The employees notified their manager, but Dove had left the area when police were called, he said.

The vehicle and driver description the employees gave police matched a similar incident reported in late January at a Dairy Queen drive-thru in the 1400 block of North New Road, Swanton said. Dove had received a misdemeanor ticket charging indecent exposure in the first incident.

"On this second incident, officers were able to remember the first incident, went to his house, determined it was him again, and detectives were able to get a warrant for his arrest," Swanton said.

Read more: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/police/waco-man-accused-of-exposing-himself-in-chick-fil-a/article_7370e46c-a1c5-55eb-b429-e743b5e335b9.html




Finally for people are dumb – it’s never too early for Christmas, at least that’s it for the luxury auto manufactures and their seemingly endless barrage of ads for their “holiday sales events” that usually start on what seems like July 1st. But what happens when Santa is a crook?

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, will have one fewer Papá Noel (Santa Claus) this year.

James Earl Bailey, 69, a self-proclaimed hippie who had been on the lam for 14 years, pleaded guilty Thursday in San Antonio to charges of manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants.

Since skipping bail in 2003, he’d settled in the northern Mexico town that borders Laredo and lived in a modest home there with the earnings he got from playing ol’ St. Nick.

“Everybody knew him as Santa Claus in Nuevo Laredo,” said his lawyer, Tom McHugh. “He’d go into shops there and charge to take pictures with people and kids. He’d use that (money) to survive the year.”
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/article/Santa-Claus-pleads-guilty-to-12199201.php




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And man do I need a drink this week, which is why we’re doing a live podcast from Gene Simmons’ Rock N Brews restaurant in my home county at their Buena Park, California location. Say hi to the home audience everybody! So let me just peruse the beverage list… something strong, not too weak. Eh, fuck the specialty drink list. Just bring me a Stone double IPA! Ah there we go! Beer. Can’t go wrong there. So why am I here? Well, Gene Simmons, the founder of Rock N Brews, has got quite the offer for you!

Gene Simmons has announced “the Gene Simmons Vault Experience.” The ambitious endeavor will send the Kiss frontman all over the world, hand-delivering his unwieldy, 38-pound, career-spanning box set The Vault to happy fans in the comfort of their homes. The 10-disc set contains over 150 unreleased songs in addition to a leather-bound photo book, a Gene Simmons “non-makeup” action figure, an “In Gene We Trust” oversized medallion, a “very special surprise item,” and more. The whole thing costs just $2,000.

Of course, there’s also the $50,000 “Home Experience” package that involves Simmons himself bringing the damn thing straight to your doorstep. (Note: Some scheduling and travel restrictions may apply.) A more affordable $25,000 package grants you Executive Producer credit on the box set, exclusive studio time with Simmons, and access to unreleased recordings. Watch an informational video for “The Gene Simmons Vault Experience” below, and find out more information here.
https://pitchfork.com/news/gene-simmons-will-come-to-your-house-and-deliver-his-giant-box-set/




Wait…. Wait… wait…. Wait…. Wait… wait… wait. Did you say $50,000? What I could spend on buying a 2017 Cadillac CTS-V, I could spend on having Gene Simmons come to my house for an hour? Let me just ask my investment advisor… yeah he’s saying that is a terrible investment. He’s also saying *this* is a terrible investment!

Gene Simmons, the co-founder and front-man for the 70's rock band Kiss, is a fan of bitcoin, according to a new interview.

Simmons revealed his interest in an interview with TheStreet, during which he said he views the cryptocurrency primarily as an investment that fits into his wider portfolio. Kiss, formed in 1973, is known for hit songs like "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City."

"I am interested in bitcoin, but only as a piece of the [investment] puzzle," he said, according to the publication.

Though he didn't go into much further detail on his investment strategy around cryptocurrencies, he argued in the interview that buying into an asset like bitcoin should be one part of that "puzzle".

"Anybody that goes to Las Vegas and bets all their money on 35-black, [it's] an insane idea," he said, later adding: "Coins? Great. Real estate? Great."
https://www.coindesk.com/kiss-front-man-gene-simmons-interested-bitcoin/




Now Gene, assuming this is true, we might all be M&Ms as currency if the rumors about North Korea and Bit Coin are true:

Hackers linked to North Korea are ramping up attempts to steal bitcoin in order to bring in money for Kim Jong Un's regime, a top cybersecurity firm says.

Bitcoin and other forms of virtual money -- known as cryptocurrencies -- appeal to North Korea as the U.S. pursues international sanctions aimed at further isolating the country, according to a new report from FireEye.

"Sanctions against North Korea are likely to fuel their cybercrime activity," said Bryce Boland, Singapore-based chief technology officer with FireEye. "Attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges can be a great vehicle to obtain what is ultimately hard currency."
http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/12/technology/north-korea-hackers-bitcoin/index.html




At this point you’re probably better off hiding your money under your mattress, Gene. But if you’re looking to make some money, Gene says don’t bother with a career in rock and roll music, as that seems to be the only way to make money these days!

When Kiss legend Gene Simmons talks about the music business, you just shut up and listen.

Here is what Simmons had to say in an interview with TheStreet about the current state of music:

"The state of the music industry is unfortunately very, very dim. I have said before that rock is dead, it really is. It's not because there isn't talent out there, there is a dearth of talent out there. But the system is broken because fans have gotten used to the idea of not paying for anything. There needs to be new legislation. The record companies were asleep at the wheel when that first kid downloaded music for free -- they should have taken his home."

Hey Sean Parker, waiting for your reply.
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14306240/1/gene-simmons.html





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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. And if you’re thinking of moving out of the United States just because Donald J. Trump is our current president and our nation is turning to shit, you should know what it is you’re getting into should you decide that you want to leave the country. So if you want a recap of where we’ve been so far, in the last few weeks we’ve discovered that the Czech Republic is a liberal utopia with some very bad neighbors, South Africa’s racists make ours look like chumps, and Brazil is still recovering from that epic disaster of an Olympics last year. This week we’re headed to South America! Here’s the tour schedule:



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We got one more stop to make before we head home for a bit of shore leave. So we’re in beautiful Argentina everybody! Argentina is home to some of the most beautiful scenery known to man – you have such scenic places as the Iguazu Falls and the Pietro Moreno glacier – quick! – go see it before it melts thanks to global warming! It’s also home to one of the extremes of nature – the infamous chain of islands known as Tierra Del Fuego and the Beagle Channel where Charles Darwin studied the nature of glaciers. It’s also home to the city of Buenos Aires. Which includes such places to visit as the presidential palace Casa Rosada and La Bombonero Stadium. It’s also the home of such things as the La Ricoleta Art Museum. But what else is Argentina the home of? Remember that whole Equifax breach that we covered already? Well they were one of the countries hit hardest by it.

As you may be well aware by now, Equifax last week disclosed a breach impacting approximately 143 million US consumers as well as some UK and Canadian residents. Now, researchers have discovered that the personal information of thousands of Argentinians may be at risk too due to lax Equifax security practices.

Brian Krebs, a security researcher and author of the KrebsOnSecurity blog, this week revealed that he was recently contacted by researchers at Milwaukee-based information security firm Hold Security who discovered a portal used by Equifax employees in Argentina that was practically "wide open" for anyone to access.

The portal, which let Equifax employees in the Latin American country manage customer credit report disputes, was "protected by perhaps the most easy-to-guess password combination ever: 'admin/admin,'" Krebs wrote. It doesn't take a security expert to know that's a bad idea.
https://www.pcmag.com/news/356215/report-equifax-argentina-portal-was-wide-open




Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Go away Gollum! We don’t want to give you our precious! There’s lots of things going on in Argentina, like a bonafied murder mystery involving a private investigator:

A team of investigators in Argentina has reportedly determined that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who investigated the Iran-linked 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires, was murdered and did not commit suicide as claimed by the defense, according to a Spanish-language report Thursday.

Twenty-eight experts in different areas, from ballistics to psychology, determined that Nisman was murdered by a shot to the head, and that the murderer (or murderers) then attempted to cover their tracks at the scene of the crime, according to a report in the Argentine news site Infobae.

Argentinian officials have has not confirmed the report, which comes just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the first-ever visit by an Israeli premier to Argentina.

Netanyahu brought the issue up in his talk with Argentinean President Mauricio Macri. Israeli officials were told Monday that the investigation was advancing nicely and that they expect an official announcement soon. However, officials in the prime minister’s delegation said that the timing was merely coincidental.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/argentina-experts-said-to-confirm-alberto-nisman-was-murdered/




Yeah that always happens! Let’s talk about something much lighter involving Argentina – like how about street crime? There’s always this.

Argentina's Lower House has approved a bill criminalizing street harassment against women.

The measure was approved in the beginning of a special session and without debate. Senators are now expected to discuss the bill.

The new bill will incorporate street harassment in the Penal Code as a type of “violence against women in the public space.”

Street harassment — often euphemistically referred to as "catcalling" — is defined as “harassment carried out against women by one or more people, in public spaces like public transports or malls, through behaviors or words, with sexual connotation, affecting or harming the dignity, integrity, liberty, freedom of circulation, or generating a hostile or offensive environment.”
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Street-Harassment-to-Become-a-Crime-in-Argentina--20170913-0038.html




Argentina is also the home of Bit Coins, and Bit Coins and Bit Coin mining are so popular in Argentina that they’re actually starting to incorporate Bit Coin ATMs throughout the country:

Argentina is set to receive 200 ‘bi-directional’ Bitcoin ATMs next month in an initiative responding to the “world monetary order changing.”

Speaking to local news outlet CryptoNoticias, CEO of organizer Odyssey Group Sebastian Ponceliz said there would be multiple benefits of the machines in a country where economic policy was an early driver of consumers towards Bitcoin.

“The idea was born from the understanding that the world monetary order is changing,” he told the publication..
https://cointelegraph.com/news/argentina-jumps-on-bitcoin-atm-bandwagon-with-200-expected-in-october




But no country is immune from the Trump cabal right now, and even our vice president Mike Pence is praising Argentina and its’ message of anti-populism which is what the Trump admin is trying to do here:

BUENOS AIRES — Vice President Pence celebrated Argentina as a model for a prosperous Latin America and vowed additional U.S. trade partnerships here Tuesday while also seeking to further isolate Venezuela and pressure its autocratic leader to reverse course and restore democracy there.

Delivering the centerpiece speech of his week-long visit to South and Central America, Pence on Tuesday declared “the dawn of a new era in the New World.” He carried a message of unity here to Buenos Aires and promoted economic and security ties between the Trump administration and Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s government.

“A secure Latin America means a more secure United States of America,” Pence said. “A prosperous Latin America means a more prosperous United States of America. And the advance of freedom and democracy in Latin America benefits the cause of freedom everywhere.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-praises-argentina-as-a-model-partner-while-raising-pressure-on-venezuela/2017/08/15/93e3feea-81f7-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.38f76b7d8f3c




I believe the technical term for that is what is known as a “shit eating grin”, and that is something Argentina should definitely not trust. Especially when the Trump admin is going after 3rd world dictators hard, and they have one right next door:

Except in times of war, few politicians have achieved great electoral success by telling voters to sacrifice living standards today for the sake of a better tomorrow. But in a surprising turn of events, voters in Argentina have just given an unexpected endorsement to this message, which has been the guiding logic behind the anti-populist policies of President Mauricio Macri.

On Sunday, Argentina held primary elections ahead of the Oct. 22 midterm legislative polls. It wasn’t supposed to be a very momentous event, but the results, as it happened, came loaded with significance. Voters didn’t just give a boost to Macri’s governing project. They also showed that Argentina—a country with a history of politics driven by personalities, emotions and short-termism—has developed a new level of political maturity.

After one-and-a-half years of Macri’s bitter economic medicine, and with former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on the ballot for a Senate seat, few expected Argentineans to give a hearty vote of confidence to Macri and his Cambiemos—or “Let’s Change”—coalition. But that is exactly what they did.
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/22968/argentina-s-primary-elections-show-that-macri-s-anti-populism-can-win




Define “bad hombres”, Trump. At least Argentina has a friend in Israel in case things go south with the US:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Mauricio Macri of Argentina gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tens of thousands of documents about World War II, some of them related to Nazi war criminals.

Digital copies of the documents — mainly letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, notes and reports — were delivered Tuesday in a box with five discs totaling 5 terabytes of information.

Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced the 139,544 documents mostly between 1939 and 1950.

“I gave to the prime minister an historic Argentinean documentation digitalized about the Holocaust for the use of the State of Israel to investigate and spread the information. This is very important for us,” Macri said at the presidential residence in Buenos Aires at the first-ever formal meeting between the leaders of both countries.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Argentina-turns-over-tens-of-thousands-of-Holocaust-documents-to-Israel-504982




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While anti-populism is gaining huge support in Argentina, they’re much friendlier to outsiders than Brazil is, and be sure to visit before Putin interrupts another election.

Tourism: C
Culture: B
Political Spectrum: C
Liberal Appeal: B

Overall: B-

[font size="6"]Next Week[/font]

We’re planning to hit all 7 continents, and like any good world tour, this is leaving some time for a bit of shore leave before we head out to Asia, Australia and the Middle East. We’re coming home to the States to visit the great state of New York!


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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m really excited to have this next guest on. They recently hosted the LoudLove Festival in Salt Lake City and they have a new album out called “Evolve” that is getting rave reviews. Playing their song “Lightning”, give it up for Imagine Dragons!





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Inside The Christian White Supremacist "Creativity Movement"

The Creativity Movement was formed in 1973 by the late racist Ben Klassen under the name Church of the Creator (COTC). Its adherents believe that race, not religion, is the embodiment of absolute truth and that the white race is the highest expression of culture and civilization. Jews and non-whites are considered subhuman "mud races" who conspire to subjugate whites. While Klassen's "religion" attracted few followers at first, by the late 1980s, increasing numbers of white supremacists were drawn to his Nazi-like belief system, which was spelled out in a whole series of Klassen books that included such titles as Nature's Eternal Religion, Rahowa! This Planet Is All Ours, and The White Man's Bible.

Creators, as Creativity followers call themselves, have sometimes literally taken up the movement's calls for RAHOWA — or "racial holy war" — by committing violent hate crimes. Creativity "reverend" George Loeb, for instance, was convicted of the racially motivated murder of Harold Mansfield Jr., a black sailor and Gulf War veteran, in Mayport, Fla., in 1991. In 1993, eight individuals with ties to the COTC were arrested in Southern California for plotting to bomb a black church in L.A. and assassinate Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by white police officers in 1991 had sparked national outrage. Later in 1993, Jeremiah Knesal, a member of the COTC, was found with weapons, ammunition and hate literature in his car; he later confessed to his involvement in a July 1993 firebombing of an NAACP office in Tacoma, Wash. Later (see below), a close associate of the group's leader would go on a murderous racist rampage before police killed him.

In 1992, anticipating a civil lawsuit by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in connection with the Mansfield murder, Klassen sold most of his Otto, N.C., compound at a fire-sale price to William Pierce, founder and leader of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. After searching for a successor to head his group, Klassen, a former Florida state legislator and inventor of one version of the electric can opener, then committed suicide in 1993 by swallowing four bottles of sleeping pills. After his death, his successor, Richard "Rick" McClarty, failed to defend COTC in the 1994 lawsuit SPLC did bring on behalf of Mansfield's family. As a result, Mansfield's family was awarded a $1 million default judgment. (Later, the SPLC also sued Pierce, who had immediately resold the Otto land at an $85,000 profit, for engaging in a scheme to defraud Mansfield's estate. Pierce was forced to give up the profit he had made on the resale of Klassen's land.)
https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/creativity-movement-0


Holy shit.

Trump says recent antifa violence justifies his condemnation of both sides in Charlottesville

President Trump on Thursday condemned the violence by the anti-fascist protest movement known as “antifa,” saying their tactics around the country have proved him right for denouncing bad actors on both sides of the racially charged clashes with white supremacists in Charlottesville last month.

Trump said he explained his views on antifa to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) during their private meeting at the White House a day earlier. Scott had expressed disgust with Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville aftermath.

President Trump on Thursday condemned the violence by the anti-fascist protest movement known as “antifa,” saying their tactics around the country have proved him right for denouncing bad actors on both sides of the racially charged clashes with white supremacists in Charlottesville last month.

Trump said he explained his views on antifa to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) during their private meeting at the White House a day earlier. Scott had expressed disgust with Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville aftermath.

Even after denouncing the hate groups by name, Trump within days mounted a defense of his initial response, asserting there were “very fine people” among the marchers and suggesting both sides were to blame for the violence.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-recent-antifa-violence-justifies-his-condemnation-of-both-sides-in-charlottesville/ar-AArWbC0?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartandhp


No asshole. The unfiltered hate is only coming from one side. The white supremacy is only coming from one side. The tiki torch marches are only coming from one side. You do not get it.
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