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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #4-2: What Can Brown Do For You? Edition (#100!)


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #4-2: What Can Brown Do For You? Edition (#100!)

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! We now have America's best 4G LTE rates with unlimited gigs! Switch today and save! Here it is people! This is edition #100!!! And we’re going to party! Because we have a little band joining us that I like to call The Foo Fighters! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Oh the kids love the Foo Fighters. That's right - Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Schifflet and Taylor Hawkins! One of the best hard rock bands working today. That’s right! But first we got a show to do. And speaking of partying, who parties harder than Andrew WK? I was originally going to talk about the epic clusterfuck that was the Clippers and Rockets game, but this is much better! So let's get some music for this one:




Yeah that's an awesome song. We need to get Andrew WK on the Top 10 at some point. So you're driving and a new song comes on the radio that happens to be the new Andrew WK single. A British fan was driving on England's M4 highway and says "Just heard Andrew WK's new single on the radio and now I have a speeding ticket.". Well, that started a twitter exchange between him and the Party Hard guy. So Andrew WK, the man himself, offers to pay the guy's speeding ticket. How badass is that? Yeah no we're not saying speed down the road while listening to some party music. Although we do that ourselves. Who doesn't love a good party while you're driving? Well, the story did have a happy ending because the motorist in question did ask instead that the singer donate the £100 cost of the ticket to charity. But in return, he gets to go to the next Andrew WK show in London. I mean yeah how awesome is that? I want Andrew WK to come party here! Let's do this shit! OK that’s enough of the intro, we got a lot of idiocy to cover. But first Stephen Colbert is back and what did Trump really say – shithole or shithouse?



Whew, man did I pick the right week for the 100th edition or what? Man there was some absolutely crazy idiocy at hand this week. Number one this week has to go to Fox News (1) because, you know Donald Trump’s “Shithole Countries” comment has been all over the news, and Fox News has their lips firmly implanted on Trump’s ass. Taking the second slot, while Hawaii was under a state of extreme panic, Donald Trump (2) was golfing. At least be glad that’s all he was doing! In the third slot is also Donald Trump (3). You know what’s really a shithole? Donald Trump’s famed Mar-A-Lago resort which had tons of egregious inspection violations that were revealed last week. I am shocked! In the 4th slot is Joe Arpaio. Yeah he’s not going away, in fact he wants to get even more power. In the 5th slot is Sarah Huckabee Sanders (5). What do you do when your two year old is being annoying and accidentally uses your Amazon device to order an $80 toy? Trash Amazon using a government account! At number 6 is our weekly sermon on all trying to figure out why the most devoted are also the most crazy, Holy Shit (6), and this time we’re going to find out why they are so paranoid about the possibility of losing Trump. Taking the 7th slot, is the White Male Groper’s Club who is adding some new members, including Marvel’s Stan Lee and Netflix’s Aziz Ansari. At the number 8 slot, yeah, we got to talk about Alex Jones (8) again, and holy crap he continues to go off the deep end. You thought he was crazy last week? Well he’s even crazier again this week! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “I Need A Drink”, and we are going to talk about the teenage craze where kids are daring each other to eat laundry detergent. Yes, this is a thing that exists. Finally this week we have the second stop of our World Tour 2018, and we’re heading to the scenic eastern European country of Poland. And then to celebrate keeping it 100, how about a little band called The Foo Fighters? Yay!!!!! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Number one this week easily goes to Fox News. They decide, you bend over. They are the ones who knock. You just sit there and nod politely. So while most of the world was horrified with what Trump said – you know what he said – about a certain group of countries that are deemed undesirable. Ah, who am I kidding? This is Trump! he said the word “shithole”! What can brown do for you? Yes, the guy who is calling himself the Commander In Chief, said that certain countries are “shithole countries”. I mean can you imagine the outcry if Obama said it? Well, Fox News has their lips firmly superglued to Trump’s ass this week because they did this:

WASHINGTON ― Most news networks reporting on President Donald Trump’s remarks about restricting immigrants from “shithole countries” notably didn’t shy away from using the vulgar word, and called the president’s insult what it was ― racist.

But over at Fox News, Trump’s network of choice, hosts and panelists were defending the president’s crude comments before shifting to other topics.

After The Washington Post on Thursday afternoon first reported Trump’s remarks at a White House meeting with lawmakers, “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters shrugged off the slur as the way ordinary Americans talk about “Haiti people.”

“If it’s true, this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar,” Watters said. “This is how Trump relates to people. If you’re at a bar, and you’re from Wisconsin, and you’re thinking, ‘They’re bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger.’ This is how some people talk.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-trump-shithole_us_5a58aaa4e4b0720dc4c64a73




You know what, Fox News? You can go shove it up your shithole! And this isn’t even the worst thing he said this week! You know things are fucked up when “Commander In Chief Refers To Group Of Nations As Shitholes” isn’t even front page news. But Fox News isn’t the only ones denying this!

As some members of the GOP have rushed to defend Donald Trump’s description of certain countries as “shitholes,” one has gone further than most with the claim the president did not make the comment at all.

Senator David Purdue claimed in an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday that the president did not use the word “shithole,” despite the White House not having denied Trump made the comment.

“I’m telling you he did not use that word, George. And I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation. How many times do you want me to say that?” Purdue told ABC host George Stephanopoulos of the White House meeting in which he reportedly used the phrase.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-shithole-republican-781005




Thank you Master Yoda! Strong denial is, young one must be full of hate! Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering! But my favorite part of this whole thing is the guy who projected the term “shithole” onto the Trump Hotel in Washington DC.

Updated | Trump Hotel in downtown Washington DC got a surprise makeover last night—with the expletive President Donald Trump has used to describe developing world countries beamed onto its outer walls.

Video posted on Twitter shows the words “This Place is a Shithole” projected onto the walls of the hotel Saturday night, alongside poop emojis, and an arrow pointing at the establishment’s arched entrance.

In a meeting with lawmakers last week on protection for immigrants, Trump had reportedly called developing world countries including Haiti and some African states “shithole” countries. Trump's words have been described as "racist" by the U.N.'s human rights office.

Other messages beamed onto the building Saturday included “The President of the United States is a Known Racist and Nazi Sympathiser,” alluding to the president’s controversial comments after the Charlottesville white nationalist rally in August.
http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-shithole-slur-projected-trump-hotel-washington-780897


Can we show that?



I love that the word “shithole” is surrounded by poop emojis. You know – to heighten the atmosphere, and don’t think you want to make people forget what “shithole” means! But you know while Trump is working, or at least appears to be working, you can guarantee that he’s going to say or do something particularly insane. This isn’t going away though. Oh no!

MIAMI - As the controversy over President Donald Trump's comments about African and Haitian immigrants deepens, one South Florida lawmaker who was present at the contentious meeting is remaining out the fray.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican, was in the room Thursday when Trump reportedly described Haiti and some African nations as "shithole countries."

“This is a president that said things differently than clearly I would say them," Diaz-Balart told Local 10's Glenna Milberg Monday. "I will not comment on what may or may not have been said. The bottom line is I will not be in a position to solve this problem.”
https://www.local10.com/news/politics/diaz-balart-silent-on-trump-s-shithole-remarks




By the way, Trump and Fox News – you may have pissed off the wrong people by making this comment and defending this comment. Because who’s pissed off right now? They are!

President Trump’s comment about not wanting immigrants from “shithole countries,” — which he has unpersuasively denied — came in a very specific context: He was discussing with lawmakers under what conditions Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras might be renewed.

Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, grants people fleeing specific crises in specific countries who have entered the United States without any permanent legal status the right to be to be temporarily shielded from prosecution for illegal residency. It doesn’t give them a visa or permanent status, but it does let them live and work here legally for the time being.

In the ensuing uproar, some on the right have asserted that President Trump was really making a good point, however crudely: Maybe we don’t want immigrants from poor countries, who, they assume, are low-skill immigrants. The administration is known to support a more “skills based” immigration system, and maybe Trump was just, in a clumsy way, trying to articulate that?
https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/1/14/16890042/immigrants-trump-us-tps-shithole-countries-economic-outcomes





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We need to talk about addiction for a minute. You know that thing that happens when your favorite hobby of choice consumes nearly every aspect of your life? Well, our commander in chief is a golf addict. In fact, remember when he said this?



Yeah he has no time for golf. So unless you’re living under a rock, let’s put two and two together. So if Trump is so consumed by golf that he can’t tear himself away to do anything else? And you know how one of the first signs of spotting an addict is when they put themselves in harm’s way or hurt others? Well he definitely harmed others with what happened in Hawaii on Saturday.

A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake.

In a conciliatory news conference later in the day, Hawaii officials apologized for the mistake and vowed to ensure it will never happen again.

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi said the error happened when someone hit the wrong button.

"We made a mistake," said Miyagi.

For nearly 40 minutes, it seemed like the world was about to end in Hawaii, an island paradise already jittery over the threat of nuclear-tipped missiles from North Korea.
http://www.wkyc.com/article/news/nation-world/hawaii-officials-mistakenly-warn-of-inbound-missile-apologize-for-pain-and-confusion/507-507760210




Oh calm down! We’re not gonna die! I mean did you see that part where they said they made a mistake! Hey they said they were sorry! So what does this have to do with Trump and addiction? Well, guess where he was during that 38 minutes? Think of this as his “My Pet Goat” moment. If you don’t know what that is, Google it.

Critics are blasting President Donald Trump for continuing to golf Saturday while frantic Hawaii residents rushed for cover after a false cell phone alarm about an incoming ballistic missile.

The president was on the course at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, after the alert was issued at 1:09 p.m. EST, according to press pool reports. His motorcade didn’t leave the club for Mar-a-Lago until 1:38 p.m.

Although Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency quickly tweeted that the initial warning was an error, it took 38 minutes before a second mobile alert declared the first a false alarm. Officials said the wrong button had been pushed.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-golf-hawaii-missile-alarm_us_5a5a9201e4b04f3c55a32242




OK so maybe I was wrong about addiction! At least this is one time we can be glad Trump was on the golf course - we might all be dead right now! Be glad that this is one time Trump didn’t have Fox News blaring 24/7 while eating cheeseburgers in bed! But guess what? That’s got even high level security officials pissed off!

Hawaii’s botched missile alert Saturday gave a former Obama administration official an opportunity to tee off on President Donald Trump -- even though the false alarm was a state-level gaffe.

“Thank God the President was playing golf,” Patrick Granfield, an ex-strategic communications director at the Pentagon who now lectures at Georgetown University, tweeted just hours after Hawaii's false alarm.

Trump was on the links at the Trump International Golf Course in Florida after the emergency alert was issued at approximately 1:09 p.m., according to pool reports. He left for Mar-a-Lago approximately 30 minutes later.

When another Twitter user said that she wished Granfield had not used the opportunity to take a “dig” at Trump, Granfield doubled down.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/14/obama-era-pentagon-official-knocks-trump-for-golfing-during-hawaii-false-alarm.html




We’re still not gonna die! Come on, they just pushed the wrong button, and our commander in chief was still on the golf course. Be glad that’s all he was doing! But this only further ignites the controversy Trump started about presidents golfing, which we can only assume was a half assed attempt to insult Obama. But the damage has been done:

Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday, an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency settled in at the start of his shift. Among his duties that day was to initiate an internal test of the emergency missile warning system: essentially, to practice sending an emergency alert to the public without actually sending it to the public.

It was a drill the agency had started with some regularity last November — around the time Hawaii reinstated its Cold War-era nuclear warning sirens amid growing fears of an attack by North Korea — and so, while the tests were not yet routine enough to be predictable, they were not entirely new either, according to an agency spokesman.

Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/01/14/hawaii-missile-alert-how-one-employee-pushed-the-wrong-button-and-caused-a-wave-of-panic/?utm_term=.d71eb9191eaa





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You know what’s really a shithole? Mar-A-Lago. Yes, the Florida mega mansion that was built for cereal heir Marjorie Post and currently serves as Donald Trump’s Winter White House, was listed on Bon Appetite’s list of places to eat that are slightly better than dumpsters. Excuse me a minute. I love that graphic by the way. I mean come on, I think most people would rather eat at Hot Dog On A Stick. So this week Florida’s health inspectors nearly condemned the place after finding all kinds of egregious violations. Let’s go through the list.

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach was cited for maintenance violations which could have posed a threat to public health, safety and welfare, according to a recent inspection of the 1920s beachfront property.

The bed and breakfast part of the resort required emergency repairs to pass its most recent inspection in November, according to state records reported by the Miami Herald. The B&B was cited for two high priority violations “which could pose a direct or significant threat” to the public, according to the inspection code. Those included the absence of smoke detectors capable of alerting hearing impaired guests through flashing lights, and chunks of missing concrete exposing steel rebar on a staircase.

Meanwhile, the exclusive club’s kitchens were cited for 15 violations. The two main kitchens were written up for improper food storage, including milk that was stored at the wrong temperature and hot dogs stored on the ground floor of the freezer, according to the records. The kitchens passed the inspection, however, and did not need to be rechecked.

This isn’t the first time Mar-a-Lago’s catering services have prompted sanitation concerns. In February 2017, just days before the arrival of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, inspectors found sushi fish that had not been subject to necessary treatment for parasites, and cited the club for storing food in two defunct coolers which reportedly reached temperatures that could spoil fresh food.
http://time.com/5103754/trump-mar-a-lago-poor-maintenance/




Yes, this is not at all surprising given what a fat, lazy, unstable, half assed effort Trump gives on a daily basis. So if you’re keeping score at home, chunks of missing concrete, exposed rebar, which could pose a “direct or significant threat to the public”. What else did inspectors find?

Hot dogs stored on the walk-in freezer floor and missing concrete from a staircase that could cause someone to fall were just two of more than 15 health and maintenance violations President Donald Trump’s Florida golf club was dinged for during an inspection last November.

Records from an inspection before Thanksgiving on November 8, reported by the Mail Online, showed maintenance at the resort’s B&B lacking, with two high priority violations including missing smoke detectors for the hearing impaired and exposed steel rebar in a staircase that wasn’t covered by concrete.

Looking inside the club’s two main kitchens, inspectors found 15, mostly basic, violations of the state’s restaurant standards. Staff, they wrote in their report, weren’t tracking the expiry dates on some food and inspectors pulled expired curry sauce from the freezer.
http://www.newsweek.com/hot-dogs-floor-trumps-mar-lago-add-multiple-food-and-maintenance-violations-781976




Excuse me a minute… OK I feel better. At least if you’re eating at Hot Dog On A Stick, you’re already aware that your corn dog was probably on the floor at some point after the clerk dropped it in the lemonade thinking it was the deep fryer. Of course, if you’re also eating at Hot Dog On A Stick, what the fuck are you doing eating at Hot Dog On A Stick? You know you passed at least 20 other restaurants on the way, and they’re probably all so much better for you! But you just had to have that corn dog, didn’t you? All right, I am getting off topic here. But back to Mar A Shithole… you know who is one of the biggest hirers of Haitians? Yup, you guessed it!

Donald Trump’s offensive comments about Haiti and other countries amid talks about extending temporary protected status for immigrants could come back to haunt him in more ways than one.

Beyond any political ramifications, it could blow back on his favorite resort property. Mar-A-Lago, sometimes dubbed the “Winter White House,” reportedly employs more Haitians than nearly any other nationality. (Romania is the only other one that comes close, according to The New Yorker.)

The club applied for and received 70 H-2B visas for its recent 2017-2018 season. The H-2B is a visa that is targeted to low-cost, low-skilled workers and is not under any executive review. The H1-B, which has been in the news, provides visas for technical employees.
http://fortune.com/2018/01/12/donald-trump-haiti-mar-a-lago/




Yeah so the country that Trump called a shithole has more people working at his shithole than anywhere else in Miami! Let’s just let that sink in for a minute! All though there might be more Haitians outside Mar-A-Lago than inside!

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Members of the South Florida Haitian community were protesting President Donald Trump by marching across a bridge connecting Palm Beach to West Palm Beach.

Hundreds of protesters gathered on the West Palm Beach side of the Southern Boulevard bridge Monday morning, marching across the bridge that leads to Mar-a-Lago.

The protesters were demanding an apology from the president amid reports that Trump used vulgar language to refer to Haiti and African countries.
https://www.local10.com/news/florida/palm-beach-county/haitians-protest-trump-mlk-day-west-palm-beach




But back to the Mar-A-Lago inspections for a minute. Hey audience – what’s the over / under on what Mar-A-Lago’s initiation fee? I got $50K… $100K… $400K… higher? Lower? Well, those of you guessing six figures are more are pretty damn close!

A year after the discovery of foods that could sicken people at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, his Winter White House was just cited by inspectors for poor maintenance.

Never mind that it costs $200,000 in initiation fees to join the exclusive club, which has two restaurants and a bed-and-breakfast.

Fresh state records show the B&B needed emergency repairs in order to pass the latest inspection in November.

Trump’s club, located on a beachfront property where the historic main house was built in the 1920s for cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, was cited Nov. 8 for two violations deemed high priority: the lack of smoke detectors capable of alerting the hearing impaired through flashing bright lights; and slabs of concrete missing from a staircase, exposing steel rebar that could cause someone to fall.
http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article194784609.html





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This year – all 435 Congressional seats, 18 Senate seats, and 15 governorships are up for grabs. That means it’s literally anyone’s game. And think of this like a music festival. You will have lots of hot young and crazy talent you’ve never heard before. Then you have your tried and trues – the ones who put in the time and work and still put on a show you can count on. And then there’s the headliners – the big draws, the people who will sell the place out. The GOP already got one headliner out of the way when we sent child molester and the cowboy who your mama really doesn’t want you to grow up to be, Roy Moore, packing. Now comes the guy who’s headlining Night#2 – Joe Arpaio!

The entrance of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio into the open Arizona Senate race was like a bull entering a china shop. The question is whether the former law enforcement official will be a boon or a millstone around the party’s neck, the way Roy Moore was for Alabama Republicans in the state’s special election for the U.S. Senate.

Will Arizona 2018 Look Like Alabama 2017 as Arpaio Enters the Race?

When Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he would not run for another term, it looked like a rare opportunity for Democrats to pick up a Senate seat. That was especially the case since the first candidate to announce her bid was former State Senator Kelli Ward. She challenged Sen. John McCain in the primaries two years ago and has the benefit of having run a statewide race.




He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Mmmmmmmmmm… yes! Mmmmmmmm… yes! My pretties, he is back all right! That’s right the 85 year old – just like Jack Nicholson’s character from the Shining, Joe Arpaio, is tanned, rested, and ready, and he’s coming for Jeff Flake. Flakey! And would you expect that he went from Zero to Birther in under 60 seconds?

A day after Joe Arpaio officially launched his bid to be the next U.S. senator from Arizona, the controversial former sheriff returned to a polarizing question that was seemingly put to bed in public by his party’s own standard-bearer:

Where was Barack Obama really born?

Arpaio told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he still thinks Obama’s birth certificate is fake, even though the biggest fanner of the birther flame — President Trump — said in 2016 that he believes Obama was born in Hawaii, not Kenya.

“You believe that President Obama’s birth certificate is a phony?” Cuomo asked on his CNN show Wednesday night.

“No doubt about it. No doubt about it,” Arpaio replied, seemingly aggrieved about Cuomo bringing the issue up. “We have the evidence.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/01/11/joe-arpaio-is-back-and-brought-his-undying-obama-birther-theory-with-him/?utm_term=.1d1119c7f1b7




Really? My ass has evidence and you don’t see me running for Senate! Thank you! But it’s good to know that Sheriff Joe has some good company. And you know they say you can always judge a person by the company they keep:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who recently announced his run for Senate, appeared today on Infowars to thank conspiracy theorist shock jock Alex Jones for his continued support.

Arpaio appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” to promote his new campaign to fill the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Jeff Flake and express his gratitude for Jones’ continued support of his political career.

Last year, Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt for knowingly violating a federal judge’s order regarding racial profiling and was later pardoned by President Trump. During that time, Arpaio made multiple appearances on Infowars.

Today, Jones told his listeners that it was important that Infowars fans donate and volunteer for Arpaio’s campaign because Democrats in Congress are “trying to get enough votes to impeach the president.” Jones posed the question: “Could it be Trump that saved Arpaio from a fraudulent investigation and then Arpaio saves Trump?”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/joe-arpaio-courts-infowars-in-his-run-for-senate/




Bet you didn’t think it was going to be him, did you? And you think you’re so smart! But it’s good to know that Alex Jones is going full on white supremacist by supporting Sheriff Joe . And guess what? Ol’ Joe’s going full in on his support for Trump’s “shithole” comment. Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be shitholes. Let them be cowboys and players and such…

If you don’t understand why some people continue to support President Donald Trump no matter what he does or says, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio offers a simple explanation.

Arpaio is an uncomplicated man, and he offers an uncomplicated explanation for what is, essentially, his complete and uncomplicated support for Trump.

Arpaio was on MSNBC speaking with Ari Melber about the former sheriff’s run for the U.S. Senate.

Melber asks Arpaio about reports that during a meeting with members of Congress concerning immigration the president got upset when there was talk of immigrants from Haiti and African countries, saying, “Why are we having all these people from s--hole countries come here?"
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2018/01/12/joe-arpaio-supports-donald-trumps-s-hole-comment/1028865001/




So Sheriff Joe and Infowars are going full on racist. Because that’s what we need a heavy dose of – some good old fashioned white supremacy! Need I remind people of all the heinous crimes that Joe was already accused of? But Sheriff Joe is going to face some stiff competition from his favorite opponents! No, not that guy. Definitely not those guys. But these guys!

Yenni Sanchez had thought her work was finished.

Spared from the threat of deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she campaigned to oust Joe Arpaio when he unsuccessfully ran for reelection as Maricopa County sheriff in 2016. She knocked on hundreds of doors in south Phoenix’s predominantly Latino neighborhoods to register voters. She made phone calls, walked on college campuses. Her message was direct, like the name of the group she worked with, Bazta Arpaio, a take on the Spanish word basta — enough Arpaio.

But now, the 85-year-old former sheriff is back and running for Senate. Sanchez, who had planned to step away from politics to focus on her studies at Grand Canyon University, is back as well, organizing once more.

“If he thinks he can come back and terrorize the entire state like he did Maricopa County, it’s not going to happen,” Sanchez, 20, said. “I’m not going to let it happen.”
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-arpaio-latino-voters-20180114-story.html


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So you know those Alexa devices that are all the rage right now. You can use it to do just about anything. Alexa, tell the bartender that I would like another Jack & Coke please! *Alexa* Bartender, I would like another Jack & Coke. Ah, see? It works! Now where's my drink at? But seriously people – turn off the auto order feature! Because that’s what happened to Trump spokesperson and woman whose curtains are most likely covered in cat hair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who caught her two year old ordering an $80 Batman toy from Alexa.

The White House’s liberal social media policy apparently extends beyond Donald Trump.

On Sunday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president's press secretary, used the official White House Twitter account not to share news pertinent to the American public but to complain that her 2-year-old child used her Amazon Echo device to order a Batman action figure.

“Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling ‘Batman!’ over and over again into the Echo,” wrote Sanders, who has two other children.
http://www.newsweek.com/sarah-sanders-uses-official-white-house-twitter-handle-complain-amazons-alexa-781351




Yeah because we need to write negative reviews of Batman toys now! I mean… is this bad parenting? Or is it flat out laziness? Or is it a combination of all of the above? I mean it’s Sarah Sanders, she’s employed by Trump. They’re known to do everything half assed!

We're perched in an era where the very definition of intelligence is being questioned.

The intelligence of our government and the intelligence of our gadgets.

It seems as if almost every new gadget claims to be smart. But are they really stable geniuses, these devices?

I ask because White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn't impressed with the intelligence of her Amazon Echo.
https://www.cnet.com/news/white-house-press-secretary-sarah-sanders-amazon-echo-on-twitter/




You know Sarah, blaming Alexa for your kid ruining your order history is like blaming Boo! 2 for ruining your Halloween. You could do it, but come on, you’re stating the obvious here. But at least Sarah’s two year old knows what superheroes he likes!

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is calling out Amazon after her two-year-old child was able to use the Echo to purchase an $80 Batman toy.

Sanders used her official White House Twitter account on Sunday to complain that the company’s Echo device allowed her young son to purchase the toy by mistake.

"Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling 'Batman!' over and over again into the Echo,” Sanders, who has three children, tweeted on Sunday.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/369026-sanders-calls-out-amazon-after-2-year-old-orders-batman-toy-using-echo




Oh man that makes me want to go watch the Dark Knight right now. Love those movies. So back to reality what makes this so crazy? Maybe Sarah was making the whole thing up and just wanted an excuse to attack Amazon. Never mind that Jeff Bezos did this:

A number of tech companies and executives have voiced support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have just given $33 million in support to DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers. The two just donated the money to TheDream.US, which provides scholarships to Dreamers, and their donation will give 1,000 DACA recipients money to attend college. It's the largest donation in history of TheDream.US. "My dad came to the US when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Jeff Bezos said in a statement. "He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English. With a lot of grit and determination -- and the help of some remarkable organizations in Delaware -- my dad became an outstanding citizen, and he continues to give back to the country that he feels blessed him in so many ways. MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today's Dreamers by funding these scholarships."
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/12/bezos-donates-33-million-dreamers-scholarship/




In the words of Sarah’s employer – WRONG! SAD! UNBELIEVABLE! But we think Sarah might have been making this whole thing up! It really is sad.

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used her official government Twitter account to complain that her two-year-old had allegedly ordered a $79.99 action figure by “yelling ‘Batman!’ over and over again at her Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo.

If this were true, it would certainly be a convenient way for Sanders to score some points with her boss, who has repeatedly accused Amazon of not paying fictional “internet taxes” (a confused reference to state sales tax), being a tax shelter, and screwing over the U.S. Postal Service on delivery rates. Also, it would be very bad if a two-year-old repeatedly screaming “Batman!” could in fact end up with an account owner being charged $79.99 for a toy.

However, as TechCrunch noted, despite several attempts, no one has actually been able to replicate Alexa ordering said action figure just because someone yelled about Batman at it. Amazon’s support documentation notes that ordering anything via voice requires making a deliberate purchase request and again verbally confirming the order.
https://gizmodo.com/sarah-huckabee-sanders-is-probably-making-up-this-crap-1822099223





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Yes everyone it’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate! For it is our understanding that in the darkest of times, we turn to the holiest among us. And even then we are told that the holiest among us are full of:



Welcome to our weekly mass everybody! And once again give it up for the Top 10 Gospel Choir, how great are they? Well of course it’s our weekly due diligence to find out exactly why the most devoted of us are also the most batshit fucking crazy. So who is crazy this week? Well the Christian right always loves to decry their favorite punching bag – “activist judges”! And then there’s Mat Staver, who said this:

Anti-LGBTQ Religious Right activist Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel appeared on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” radio program yesterday, where he asserted that gay people should not be allowed to serve as judges because they are incapable of being objective and fair in cases involving religious liberty for Christians.

Asked about Andrew McDonald, who was recently nominated to serve as chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and, if confirmed, will be the first openly gay chief justice on any state court in the country, Staver was not shy about voicing his opposition.

“Here’s the problem with it beyond the issue of the morality of this,” Staver said. “Beyond the issue of other consequences is the fact that what we typically see is someone’s identity, their being, completely wrapped up in their sexual practices, meaning that—do you think that if you had an Aaron and Melissa Klein or a Jack Phillips bakery or anything else like that where you have the LGBT clash with religious freedom or freedom of expression come before this judge, do you think this judge is going to be open and fair irrespective of what he does to rule based on the Constitution and the rule of law? I don’t think so.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mat-staver-gay-judges-are-incapable-of-giving-christians-a-fair-shake-in-court/




Really, Matt? I mean is this the kind of thing that JAY-SUS would say? Are you really that fucking paranoid? None are more paranoid than the persecuted Christian. Because persecution is a sin!!!!! And sins must be cleansed in the name of all that is good and holy! Can I get an amen??? But you know what else is a sin in the holy church of the Top 10? Paranoia! And these guys wear it on their sleeve!

Charisma magazine’s Steve Strang appeared on the “Focal Point” radio program yesterday, where he likened Christians who refuse to support President Trump to the Pharisees who attacked Jesus.

While promoting his recent book, “God and Donald Trump,” Strang told guest host Alex McFarland that Christians who attack Trump are narrow-minded, mean-spirited and blind to the fact that he has accepted Christ.

“It’s like the Pharisees in Jesus’ day,” Strang said. “Here he was, the promised Messiah, and these are the people who practice Jewish law better than anyone else and they just had a mindset against him and couldn’t see the truth. A lot of people get a mindset, they think a certain way politically … and they just think that way and they don’t think for themselves.”

“I just think that people are blind, they don’t want to change, they have a certain narrative,” he added. “Don’t we all know Christians throughout history who have twisted facts to go along with their preconceived ideas? It’s one reason why Christians sometimes have a bad reputation in some circles because a lot of times we are kind of narrow-minded and mean-spirited; I’ll tell you, some of the ‘Never Trumpers’ we’re really, in my opinion, mean-spirited in the way they went after him.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/steve-strang-christians-who-refuse-to-support-trump-are-like-the-pharisees-who-attacked-jesus/




Methinks that Brother Steve might be protesting just a little too much! Let’s give it up for the Top 10 Gospel Choir, again, how great be they? Can I get an amen? Thank you audience! And speaking of right wing paranoia, fear, and misinformation, here we have Liz Crokin openly contemplating whether or not Oprah is the antichrist!

Last night, right-wing “journalist” and crackpot conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin hosted another Facebook Live video stream with her friend Crystal Myers-Barber during which she brilliantly uncovered Oprah Winfrey’s hidden allegiance to the New World Order.

In 2011, Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, known as OWN. But as Crokin cleverly discovered, OWN spelled backwards is NWO, which obviously is unmistakable proof of her deep ties to the New World Order.

“What is her network—OWN—backwards?” Crokin asked. “New World Order. Hello! Anagrams, reverse words, symbolism.”

That insight was a revelation to Myers-Barber, prompting Crokin to explain a bit more.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/hey-you-never-know-liz-crokin-and-friend-wonder-if-oprah-could-be-the-antichrist/




Hey Liz… you never know when two people might suffer from a bad case of shit coming directly from thine brains! Thank you! Because lying and bigotry are also sins, and sins must be cleansed in the name of all that is good and holy!!! Can I get an amen???? But then there be Pastor Kevin Swanson, who thinks that a movie called “The Shape Of Water” might be the end of civilization as we know it.

On his radio show today, extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson declared that the new film “The Shape Of Water” represents “the end of civilization as we know it.”
Swanson fumed that the film about a woman who falls in love with a mysterious sea creature is an explicit violation of Leviticus 20:15, which declares that “if a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.”
“It’s hard to even describe what goes on” in the film, Swanson said, “but, of course, the death penalty crime of Leviticus 20:15 had to do with the absolute lowest, most depraved activity that humans have ever engaged in at all and it’s only the most depraved people in the world that even want to mention this stuff, let alone sit there and watch it for two and a half hours on the movie screen.”
“The movie itself is completely centered around cross-species mating,” he continued. “The movie [approvingly] presents the Leviticus 20:15 sinful habit that really has only been part of the most depraved people, the most insane people that ever lived in the history of mankind.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kevin-swanson-the-shape-of-water-represents-the-end-of-civilization-as-we-know-it/




Brother Kevin, you missed the part where “The Shape Of Water” is a movie. It is not real, and lying about fiction is a sin!!!!! And sins must be cleansed! Now let’s praise Jesus and pass the collection plate because our Holy Church Of The Top 10 needs a face lift and we cannot do it on our own! You see how janky this set is, and it’s the work of Satan himself!!! But then we have Cindy Jacobs, who said that Kim Jong Un will be removed from office unless he repents and accepts Jesus! Because, Jesus!

Last November, Cindy Jacobs and several other self-proclaimed “prophets” gathered for a Global Prophetic Summit, where they reportedly heard from God that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will be removed from office this year unless he converts to Christianity.

Yesterday, Jacobs posted a video in which she purported to explain “what God has been saying for 2018.” During the video, Jacobs spoke directly to Kim Jong Un about the need for him to turn his life over to Christ or else spend eternity in hell.

“We prophesied a lot about North Korea, that North Korea was going to have a suddenly—that God was going to deal with Kim Jong Un,” Jacobs said of the recent prophetic summit.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/cindy-jacobs-god-will-remove-kim-jong-un-in-2018-unless-he-becomes-a-christian/




To which I say “good luck with that”, Sister Cindy! There you have it – they would actually try to convert one of the world’s most insane leaders, because, Jesus. Mass has ended, may you go in peace. That’s it this week for:




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If there’s one thing you don’t want to do in the day and age of social media, is completely screw up the message of a movement. Especially one as important as the #MeToo movement. And since that happened last October there have been people coming out of the woodwork to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. And then there’s Floyd Mayweather. Really, there is nothing funny about sexual harassment, abuse, or assault. But we can all agree that Floyd completely got the message wrong didn’t he?

Raise your hand if you’ve wondered what boxer Floyd Mayweather has to say about the #MeToo movement. Anyone? Anyone at all? Oh, there’s one—Men’s Health! The magazine got Mayweather to open about the social media campaign on Wednesday, and it went about as well as you’d expect.

At a press event for Mayweather’s new VR experience, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, reporter Jordyn Taylor asked how men can grow in 2018, “in light of the #MeToo movement.” Mayweather was at first confused by by the question, but after Taylor explained it had to do with “women speaking out about sexual assault,” he delivered an answer that was pure Floyd.

“When you say ‘me too’ ... When somebody is like, ‘I got a Rolls Royce, I be like ‘me too.’” Mayweather said. “When somebody say they got a private jet, I say, ‘Me too. I got two. Me too.’”

Cool.

Taylor gamely tried to explain that what she’s asking about—women responding to systemic sexual harassment and misconduct by sharing their stories of being harassed or manhandled—is way different than comparing the contents of your garage to your wealthy buddies. And Floyd, well, he kept on being Floyd.

“Well, I didn't know! My Me Too movement from the beginning was whenever somebody said what they have I'm like, ‘me too,’” he said. “Somebody say they got a billion dollars, I say, ‘I made a billion dollars, me too.’”
http://www.newsweek.com/floyd-mayweather-completely-misunderstands-metoo-777476




Yeah cool story bro. That is exactly what the #MeToo movement was going for! Because everyone has Rolls Royces and private jets! Not me, I’ve got some dormant frequent flyer accounts. So this thing isn’t going away. Sure, Floyd may have got the message wrong, but what about when someone gets accused like Marvel’s Stan Lee? Yes we actually have a Stan Lee cameo in this edition!

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, co-creator of such iconic properties as Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men, has been hit with multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, all of which he’s denied. According to the Daily Mail, the first set of accusations came from former nurses for the 95-year-old, who claim he groped them, asked for oral sex, walked around naked in their presence, and asked to be “pleasured” in his bedroom. About those accusations, Lee’s attorney Tom Lallas told the Mail, “Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character.” He also said Lee “received demands to pay money” from his accusers.
www.vulture.com/2018/01/stan-lee-denies-sexual-misconduct.html




Well hopefully these aren’t true because we love the Marvel movies, and Stan Lee will still be awesome, damn it! But then there’s a special sub section of the creepy perverts club – the Netflix creepy perverts club! What is it with Netflix and creepy perverts? There’s Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards), Danny Masterson (The Ranch), Louis CK (stand up specials), and now Aziz Ansari (Master of None) may join the mix.

Aziz Ansari, comedian, creator of one of the most socially progressive shows of our time and an ardent feminist campaigner has been accused of taking sexual advantage of a woman. The news might not be easy to digest, but it’s essential that we know it – and as women everywhere know, it is all too common to be shocking.

Far too often, men live under the guise of feminism in order to carry out abhorrent actions against women. Taking advantage of a public position which allows them to pull on the kudos, benefits and emotions and intelligence of women, they find themselves exalted for treating women like human beings.

As we have seen in the media industry, in the legal industry, and Hollywood itself, these men are more than happy to capitalise on the sacrifices of women, willingly or unwillingly, in public or in private. It is hard to celebrate a man who thinks that he deserves a medal – or an Emmy – for shouting about his basic treatment of women.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/aziz-ansari-master-of-none-sexual-misconduct-allegations-feminism-a8158886.html




Oh and by the way, speaking of sexist pigs, how about Kevin Spacey? Remember him? He was our president at one point in time and starred in such movies as "Baby Driver" (which is a movie I loved from last year). Would it surprise you to learn he's also a racist? And for those of you keeping score at home - fake president who's a closet racist and sexual predator? Gone. Real president who's a closet racist and sexual predator? Whatever, he's still in charge!

According to the Daily Mail, Earl Blue, who was hired by the production company that produced House of Cards, has come forward to say that Spacey was “a very racist man.” Blue’s VIP Protective Services managed security for the first season of the hit Netflix show and says that Spacey refused to shake the hands of the black personnel and once told his personal security manager, “I don’t want niggers watching my trailer.”

When Blue complained to set managers, he says he was told of Spacey, “That’s just the way he is; we’ve got to keep him happy.”

Eric Lyles, one of the more than 40 security staff employed by VIP Protective Services, corroborated Blue’s story, saying that Spacey refused to touch him or even acknowledge his presence.

Blue says that despite every executive telling him that the company did a great job as set security, his contract was not renewed for the next season. He says he was told by a production manager that Spacey said “he didn’t want n******s on his set anymore.”
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/damn-kevin-spacey-are-you-an-n-word-dropping-racist-1822127404





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Damn just once I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to talk about this guy even for our 100th episode! I mean, can we just skip to the fucking Foo Fighters please? My producer is telling me no. Damn it! I know we have a show to do! OK so it’s a new year and there’s all those articles coming out about the people you need to purge from your life to make it better in 2018. Well, can we purge Alex Jones please? He is not only extremely difficult and complains a lot, but he’s batshit fucking insane. Where to start?

Alex Jones, the shock jock conspiracy theorist leader of Infowars, told listeners that the media fabricated reports that Trump made racist remarks about immigrants in order to distract from right-wing activist James O’Keefe’s latest video releases and predicted that the media would soon claim that Trump rapes and eats Haitian babies.

Today on “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones attempted to discredit reports that Trump asked why “people from shithole countries” are allowed to come to America while discussing federal protections for immigrants from African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, calling it “a fake story.” The real story, Jones claimed, is the release of videos that contain secretly filmed and selectively edited footage of Twitter employees talking about “shadow banning,” a feature on most social media websites that allows moderators to place users in an isolated state without notifying them.

“This is key in crisis management. To cover up a real story, you use a fake story. And this is the mother of distractions. The M.O.A.B. is the mother of bombs—that’s conventional. This is the M.O.A.B. of distractions,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-media-will-soon-claim-trump-rapes-and-eats-haitian-babies/




No, Alex, I believe you said that. It’s interesting to note that his mind immediately goes to “rape” and “babies”. They are obsessed with pedophiles and pedophilia aren’t they? But Alex has some great sources doesn’t he? This is who he claims he gets his information from “the people on the inside” !

ALEX JONES (HOST): I wasn’t going to shoot a video or live report today because we didn’t have enough information. Then I began to get calls from my CIA sources, my high-level Army intelligence sources, and analysis from my Delta Force sources and just many others that there is no way, no way that this was an accident and that somebody pushed the wrong button because there’s five fail-safes. These are not computerized systems, they get computerized readings, but then humans have to flip off or on five switches to then manually activate the alert.

Now, again, this afternoon I started hearing about it, I looked at it, I see it, I think that sounds strange. I then start reading my Twitter, my Facebook, I see all these people that have veterans accounts and people in special operations who are known, public figures, saying this is impossible, there’s major fail-safes. Then my phone rings from not one, but two, one former State Department source, another CIA, then my phone rings from someone who associated with Delta Force, then I get some more phone calls, and they are like, “Why aren’t you covering this? This is huge. This is gigantic, this is meant to embarrass Trump, this is meant to destabilize things,” and it’s meant to distract from the fact that there were Uranium One indictments that turns out came out yesterday that nobody noticed, it broke today, those are on Infowars.com. With people connected to the Clintons, the indictments have happened. And also that there was reportedly, evidence shows, a second shooter in [Las] Vegas in the new FBI search warrants and that indeed, as our hostage rescue team sources at the FBI told us the day after it happened, that what we broke on air from our sources is exactly what’s in those and that he was an arms dealer and it was an arms deal gone bad.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/01/14/alex-jones-claims-false-report-missile-headed-towards-hawaii-was-orchestrated-trump-s-opponents/219076




This is a perfect use for air quotes. Alex claims he has top secret info from the CIA and Delta Force. I think he means more that he has sources from Delta House! Although with as crazy as they were, at least Bluto and the gang from Delta House know that Nazis and white supremacists are bad. And while on the lovely subject of child sex abuse (which only they are talking about), it should be noted that this is what Infowars correspondent and your creepy uncle’s creepy uncle Mike Cernovich had to say about this:

Mike Cernovich, the self-appointed leader of a movement he calls the “New Right” and a promoter of the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, told viewers last night that he believed “dark magic” was to blame for what he claimed is rampant pedophilia among political, Hollywood and “deep state” elites.

Last night, Cernovich aired a livestream in which he provided commentary on the day’s news. In the middle of the stream, Cernovich went a tangent to discuss the magical forces he believes to be at work in the world, as well as his personal magical practice.

“Everything I do is alchemy. That’s why I believe in magic. Not black magic, not the satanic magic that they practice in Hollywood and that the deep state practices and that the media practice. I believe in good magic, light magic, alchametic magic,” Cernovich said. “Alchametic magic is ‘How do I create something out of nothing purely through manifesting my will through power and light, which is value.’ That’s white magic. That’s alchametic magic.”

Cernovich went on to explain that he believed the turn of phrase “emotional vampire,” which refers to people that others perceive to be emotionally draining or unpleasant to those around them, is a form of “black magic and that is the magic that is taught by our culture.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-cernovich-thinks-the-deep-state-hollywood-are-practicing-dark-magic-and-abusing-children/




That’s what they want you to think, Mikey! They are obsessed with bullshit aren’t they? I mean you have raping babies, black magic, and now there’s a new conspiracy theory called “The Storm”. See, conspiracy theories are like worms – you can’t just kill one by cutting it in half, they grow new tentacles!

As we noted yesterday, Jerome Corsi, a right-wing “journalist” for the conspiracy theory website Infowars, has recently dedicated himself to covering “The Storm,” the right-wing conspiracy theory that asserts that President Trump is secretly working to take down a global ring of elite cannibalistic satanic pedophiles.

At the center of “The Storm” is a series of 8chan forum board posts penned by a figure or figures known only as “QAnon,” who many right-wing activists assert is actually a high-ranking official within the Trump administration—or possibly even Trump himself. Last weekend, during an appearance on a YouTube program hosted by Tracy Beanz, Corsi revealed that QAnon had recently confirmed his/her close ties to Trump by posting a photo of what Corsi claimed was a pen resting on Trump’s desk at Camp David.

“That’s the Laurel desk,” Corsi said while discussing the image in question. “It’s the one that Obama used and apparently Trump is also using at Camp David. That’s the desktop at Camp David.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/jerome-corsi-has-uncovered-irrefutable-proof-of-the-authenticity-of-qanon/




Wow, so he has proof that an illuminati exists because two presidents used the same desk and he stole the pen? That’s like having proof your cousin is an alcoholic because you stole his Total Wine gift card. I mean seriously how stupid and crazy is the Infowars cabal? He thinks Oprah is a black Nazi! Who is he? Dave Chappelle? I mean we went out in search of Black Nazis, only found one!

ALEX JONES (HOST): Oh, but look, there it is. Oprah’s home affected by California mudslides. Oh my gosh, just the concerted effort. Oh, she is just such an angel and it’s just all what a -- she’s such a survivor, she’s such a good person. She cares about everybody, and this is now what’s going on. Simply amazing.

And notice when I talked about her being a black Nazi, which being a part of the eugenics group, I mean that's what the Nazis were. There were plenty of black Nazis in World War II, you can actually look it up. The media thought that sounded crazy, so they ran with that. But when I got into her sticking her tongue into Weinstein and women saying she brought women to them and basically set them up and that she's been involved as a child prostitute, and all the rest of this stuff, and the fact she doesn't want her lesbianism -- nothing wrong with lesbianism, lady, it’s fine. The point is, just -- let’s get it out front and be proud of it. And nobody wanted to touch that, see, because, “Oh, you don’t talk about that with the grand leader.” I mean, she's like the shadow president now, they're about to say. Watch. She’s really like America’s conscience. It’s the phenomenon after Trump won, America stood up and she became the voice. She’s our mommy when she’s not sticking her filthy tongue in Harvey Weinstein’s fetid, scaley, diseased ear.
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/01/10/alex-jones-i-can-call-oprah-black-nazi-because-there-were-plenty-black-nazis-world-war-ii/219028




*Infomercial voice* But wait! There's more! So much more. I mean really, Alex needs to find a hobby because who would just sit in front of the TV and count how many times CNN said the word "shithole"? And do you really need to go on a profanity laced rant to make up for all the times CNN said "shithole"? Come on Alex, two wrongs don't make a right. Although Alex Jones is infinitely wrong, so are we dividing by zero here?

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement huckster who leads Infowars, had a ballistic meltdown last night over the fact that CNN anchors said “shithole” on air after reports that President Trump used the term to describe Haiti and countries in Africa.

During a live stream yesterday, Jones appeared behind the scenes in the Infowars production booth to weigh in on the White House doctor’s comments that he had “no concerns” about Trump’s cognitive abilities. But Jones, of course, quickly shifted to other topics.

At one point, a member of the Infowars staff asked Jones and his posse if they thought it was “interesting” that CNN “was able to use ‘shithole’ 195 times” in its coverage of the president’s remarks.

“Yeah, but if I say it I get fined $4,000, exactly,” Jones said. He then began screaming: “CNN can say ‘shithole’ and you don’t fuckin’ bitch about it because you’re a goddamn cunt. You’re a fuckin’ mind-controlled fuck.”

The staffer said he doubted that he would see CNN kicked off Twitter.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-goes-on-profanity-laced-rant-about-cnn-anchors-saying-shithole/





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So not only am I drinking because we’re celebrating the 100th edition of the Top 10, I am drinking because I need something ridiculously strong to get through this one. Tell me, bartender, what pairs well with laundry detergent? Blue Curacao you say? But the detergent is blue colored! How would I be able to tell... Ah fuck it, so I’ll take my usual order of Jack Daniels mixed with Jack Daniels. We were originally going to do “People Are Dumb” for this edition but this one is so jaw-dropping, mind numbingly stupid that it needs its’ own entry. So teenagers are daring each other to eat laundry detergent. Yes, this is a thing. Yes, I am not making this up.

First, it was the "gallon challenge" and the "cinnamon challenge."

Then some teenagers started playing the "bath-salt challenge."

They have dared each other to pour salt in their hands and hold ice till it burns, douse themselves in rubbing alcohol and set themselves ablaze, and throw boiling water on unsuspecting peers.

Now videos circulating on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets. Or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap from their mouths.

Experts say the game, dubbed the "Tide pod challenge," is dangerous.

"A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how - why would I be willing to do that?" 19-year-old Marc Pagan, who said he was dared to do it, told CBS News this week. "No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?"
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-tide-pod-challenge-20180114-story.html




Eating laundry detergent? Setting people on fire? Ingesting bath salts? I mean seriously? WTF is wrong with teenagers? Now where’s my drink at? Waitress! Seriously – this is truly beyond stupid. You are daring someone to eat fucking laundry detergent! This is poison! Something that has the potential, to, I don’t know – kill you! Even Snopes can’t believe this shit!

In January 2018, millions of cable TV viewers had their first encounter with the “Tide pod challenge”—an online and social media phenomenon in which someone with a camera (usually a teenager) films themselves biting into one of the laundry detergent pods.

“A government watchdog is expressing concern over the dangerous misuse of a laundry detergent,” CBS News reported on 12 January. “In this latest social media fad, teenagers are putting detergent pods in their mouths in what’s being called the ‘Tide Pod Challenge.'”

“I can’t even believe I have to say this right now,” said Good Morning America‘s Diane Macedo. “They are brightly colored and they’re very nicely wrapped, but these Tide pods are not candy or pizza toppings or breakfast cereal—they are not edible.”

We’ve received several enquiries from readers wanting to know whether people really were putting laundry detergent in their mouths on camera. They are.
https://www.snopes.com/tide-pod-challenge/




Ah where ya been man? I think I need another one – at least with alcohol you get some enjoyment out of it. With a Tide Pod you don’t. In fact this is so serious that the Tide Corporation actually partnered with Patriots tight end and Bro Magazine’s partier of the year Rob Gronkowski, to tell you not to eat Tide Pods!

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — In a humorous public service announcement with a serious message, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski teams up with Tide to tell children not to eat colorful laundry detergent packets.

"What the heck is going on, people?" Gronk says during a 21-second video Tide shared on social media Friday night.

The football superstar was referring to a new online challenge that encourages children and teenagers to record themselves eating a Tide POD.

"Do not eat!" Gronk yells, sounding like a scolding parent. "Use Tide PODs for washing, not eating."
http://13wham.com/news/offbeat/gronk-tells-children-not-to-eat-tide-pods


We got to show that PSA because it’s pretty spectacular:

https://twitter.com/tide/status/951940660499755008

Now you might ask yourself “It’s all well and good but what do the kids actually think about this?” Well I answer you with this:

YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- You`ve probably seen it circling the internet. It's called the `Tide Pods challenge` where teens dare each other to eat tide laundry detergent pods and it's gone viral.

"When I first saw it I was like wow that's crazy," said Idelisse Cordero of York Township.

Cordero says her 13-year-old daughter showed her one of the videos on her phone.

"I just can't believe you know that kids would even think about doing something like that," said Cordero. "It's the first time I've heard of it."
http://fox43.com/2018/01/14/local-parents-and-teens-react-to-tide-pods-challenge/




But this has also got the attention of the medical community. I can’t imagine any emergency room doctor not just giving a giant eye roll after telling a patient how stupid they are for actually partaking in this competition:

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were more than 10,500 reported exposures to highly concentrated laundry detergent by children age 5 and younger in 2017.

If someone swallows a small amount of the concentrated detergent in the pods, it could result in diarrhea and vomiting. And it can even creep into the lungs and burn the respiratory tract, making it incredibly difficult to breathe, Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center told USA Today.

The D.C.-based not-for-profit National Capital Poison Center reported that biting into a pod can cause “serious injury or even death.” Rubbing the product into the eyes can make the eyes burn, too.
http://www.ajc.com/news/national/are-people-really-eating-tide-pods-doctors-warn-parents-about-dangerous-tide-pod-challenge/fgGxrYa6z5pAGuFoAJXpDI/




Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat????? There have been 10,500 cases reported?? That is fucking insane! No, I am not eating one because we still have to get to the end and the Foo Fighters are coming on! Sorry! But really this is why we can’t have nice things, and how we get Trump as our president:

Tide Pods contain detergent. For washing your clothes and your sheets. Not for eating. Doesn’t matter how much they look like a snack, or a candy, or an oversize Gushers. You shouldn’t eat them unless you’d like to, well, potentially die. A child might not know better, so you should probably keep them out of reach of little hands — these things have killed before — for safety. (Or just buy some boring, cheaper, non-pod detergent. It works better anyway.) If you, after all of this, are still looking at a Tide Pod and thinking, Maybe just a little bit … you definitely shouldn’t go on Twitter today. Tide Pod–eating, a long-running internet joke, has reached something of a fever pitch this December.
http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/why-are-people-joking-about-eating-tide-pods-on-twitter.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. Last week, we discovered that our first stop, Spain, was the subject of a Putin power grab and it is not going over well. Here’s the tour schedule:



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So we are back in Eastern Europe everybody! Man it feels good doesn’t it! Nobody does it like Eastern Europe, and nobody parties harder than Eastern Europe, am I right? So we are hanging out in the beautiful port city of Gdansk. We’re not going to do Polish jokes because I hear that they apparently hate that sort of thing. But Poland is a beautiful country. It’s the home of such large cities with rich history as Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz, Wroclaw, and the capital of Warsaw. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Auschwitz Museum – yes it’s the site of the you know what. Yeah I really don’t want to go into the history of World War II because we could literally spend all day on it, and I don’t have that kind of time! This is an hour show here, people! So yeah let’s switch the subject. Naturally, the most popular sport in Poland is football. Or soccer, whatever you want to call it. We won’t judge here. But what else is Poland the home of? Why it’s the home of what could be the next “fuck the EU” election.

EU President Donald Tusk warned that Poland’s right-wing government could try to drive the country out of the European Union if it stops being a net recipient of bloc funding, in an interview published on Wednesday.

The former liberal Polish premier and arch-rival of the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party spoke at a time when Poland is mired in conflict with the EU over various issues, including the controversial judicial reforms that led Brussels to launch unprecedented disciplinary proceedings against Warsaw last month.

"For PiS the benefit of being in the EU boils down to the balance of payments, with a complete disregard for other benefits like the common market, legal order, guaranteed security, etc," Tusk told the Tygodnik Powszechny news weekly.

"As long as we’re not a net contributor, the game is worth the candle for them. So I can easily imagine a situation where if one day Poland finds itself among the (net) contributors, the Polish government will decide that it’s time to ask Poles if they still want Poland in the EU and then will work hard so that they come to the conclusion that it’s necessary to say goodbye to membership."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/11/donald-tusk-warnspoland-could-hold-brexit-style-eu-referendum/




Yeah so what do we call this? Polxit? Polexit? Poxit? Whatever you call it, it appears to be a situation that is going to turn out just as fucked up as Brexit is / was, and it could take years, decades to fix before it unravels. So why are they so angry at the EU? Well it might be anti-globalist talk.

Poland's president says that the EU is partly to blame for what he called "social disillusionment"

Andrzej Duda was speaking at a New Year reception for foreign ambassadors held at the presidential palace in Warsaw.

He said EU institutions have been deaf to the needs of member states, pointing to Brexit and recent elections in some nations:

"European Union institutions should take their share of responsibility for this social disillusionment with the integration and should analyse the mistakes made. It is the task of EU institutions (to build) a harmonious European policy, but not to stigmatise, divide and antagonise European nations."
http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/12/poland-says-the-eu-is-responsible-for-social-disillusionment-




I think this is what a second Brexit is going to look like, guys! But guess what? You know how we here have been going on and on about our Russia problem? And then last week we discovered that Spain had a Russia problem as well? Well…

The democratic backsliding in Poland continues under the leadership of the Law and Justice (PiS) government. Over the past two years, PiS has gradually stripped the judicial branch of its independence and tightened its grip over the media.

PiS has now taken aim at Poland’s election process. The Polish Senate supported the election reform bill on Dec. 21 and the lower house of the Polish Parliament, the Sejm, passed it early this morning. Now the bill will go to President Andrzej Duda for his decision.

The electoral law reform proposes a set of seemingly innocuous changes. However, two administrative reforms within the bill concerning the National Election Commission and the National Election Bureau could centralize PiS’s control over elections and further weaken democratic checks and balances in Poland. Here’s the story.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/01/11/free-elections-in-poland-face-new-threats-from-a-new-electoral-reform-bill/?utm_term=.5ef21adaceac




The box! The box! The box! Oh great mystery box, what wonders do you hold? The answers we seek shall lie within! OK back on the subject. Well at least it’s good to know that Poland’s anti-environmentalists are about the same as America’s anti-environmentalists. Does Poland have their own version of Fox News too?

WARSAW: Poland will comply with an EU court order to stop cutting trees in Bialowieza forest, except where public safety has to be ensured, its new environment minister said on Friday: words certain to disappoint campaigners who want logging to end there.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bialowieza, which straddles the border with Belarus, is one of Europe's last primeval forests and home to its largest herd of European bison as well as unique birds and insects.

Earlier this month, Henryk Kowalczyk replaced Jan Szyszko in a government reshuffle, raising environmentalists' hopes this would bring a policy change on the logging issue.

Szyszko approved a tripling of the quota of wood that can be harvested in one of three administrative areas of the Bialowieza Forest in March 2016 to stop a beetle outbreak.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/poland-s-new-environment-minister-signals-little-change-on-forest-logging-9856846




Yeah poor Milhouse! But you know back to Polexit, there are already worries that if this vote were to actually go through and get approved, well, the residents are, and should be worried! But you know we’re supposed to be a comedy show here, no need for alarm! Or…. Is there?

A vote on sanctions against Poland over its rule of law issues would give the EU "sleepless nights" and should be avoided, Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov said on Thursday (11 January).

"We should not get to this point," Borisov, whose country has just taken over the presidency of the EU Council - the institution where member states meet - told journalists in Sofia.

Last month, the European Commission triggered article 7 of the EU treaty to open a sanctions procedure against Warsaw.


The commission said that unless the Polish government steps back before the end of March, it would ask the council to declare that "there is a clear risk of a serious breach by the Republic of Poland of the rule of law."
https://euobserver.com/institutional/140515




But you know since we like to end on the lighter side, there is one thing people should be aware of before spouting anti-globalist bullshit. Globalism – gasp – is good for the economy!

Meanwhile, Polish residents spent PLN 6.8 billion (EUR 1.6 billion) while travelling abroad, a 6.5 percent increase on the third quarter of 2016, according to Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS).

Germany accounted for just under half of expenditure abroad by Polish residents crossing a land border, while the Czech Republic accounted for a third.

GUS also said that there were 82.6 million border crossings during the third quarter, with foreigners accounting for 47.9 million of these.

Almost three quarters of border crossings were along a land border with another EU country, with the majority of these occurring along the Polish-German border.
http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/341723,Foreigners-spending-more-in-Poland




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

This was not an easy country to find a lot of information on the categories we were looking for, but we did it, and well – I would say definitely visit Poland. But as for moving here? I hear they don’t take too kindly to outsiders.

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

Overall: C-

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So I know we’ve already got a tour schedule in place, and I know it says Lithuania next week, but we’re going to redo it! Yes something unprecedented in Top 10 history! And we’re going to visit places Trump and his fans call “shitholes”, starting with Haiti! Meet the new tour schedule!



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Ladies and gentlemen, for our 100th edition, what better band to get than one of the world’s biggest and most awesome bands? Their new album is called “Concrete And Gold”, playing their song “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”, give it up for the one, the only, FOO FIGHTERS!!!





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Season 3: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210008235
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Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! We are well into 2018 and we are stead fast into predicting that this will be not only the year of Donald Trump’s unraveling but also the year the conservative party goes bye bye and new democratic heroes emerge. Which is why we’re continuing our tradition of titling our seasons after the seasons on one of my current favorite TV shows – Gotham. The 4th season of Gotham was titled “Heroes Rise” because it’s the time when (spoiler alert) Bruce Wayne realizes that he has a higher purpose in life and begins to become the hero we all know and love as Batman. So here’s all the editions of the Top 10 as they become available and we will continue to edit and refine this list with all the features and segments you all know and love, and all the amazing musical guests we have on the show, plus that one time the Foo Fighters dropped in for our 100th edition to promote their awesome album “Concrete And Gold”. So here you go. The complete 4th season of the Top 10 Conservative Idiots. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

*THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST. IT WILL BE UPDATED EACH WEEK AS PER THE LAST SEASONS. THE FULL AND FINAL ONE WILL BE POSTED ON 5/23 AT THE CONCLUSION OF SEASON 4*

Edition #4-1: Crazy Equals Stable Genius Edition (1/11/18) (edition #99)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210083752

Donald Trump is the subject of a completely insane tell all book by former CNN reporter Michael Wolff that contradicts nearly everything he’s said and done in his first year in office. Trump also claims that he is a “stable genius”. We also get considered for Trump’s “Fake News Awards”, discuss his butchered national anthem appearance, and speculate on whether or not Oprah will run for president. We add Devin Nunes to the ever-growing list of “People Who Somehow Got Elected”. In our weekly sermon of all things holy, “Holy Shit”, we recap all the insane ways that the Christian right celebrated the holidays and their shady after hours activities. Alex Jones has gone off the deep end, even more so than usual. In “People Are Dumb”, we discuss the Thai sensation known as penis whitening, while Florida Man did not disappoint over the Christmas break. Finally we’ve got the first leg of our brief but glorious 2018 World Tour where we visit the land of paella, tapas, and a possible coup – Spain!
Live Musical Guest: Primus

Edition #4-2: What Can Brown Do For You? Edition (1/17/18) (#100!!!!!!!!!!!!)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210112530

Fox News completely ignores and supports yet another racist comment made by Donald Trump when he refers to a certain number of countries as "shithole countries". The State of Hawaii is under extreme panic after an accidental text tells people that a ballistic missile is incoming. Trump golfs during the whole thing. Trump's Miami mega mansion Mar A Lago is deemed the real shithole in all of this mess. Sheriff Joe is running for Senate and he courts the Infowars vote. In our weekly sermon of all things holy, Holy Shit, we talk about the Christian right's extreme paranoia when it comes to the possibility of losing power. Sarah Huckabee Sanders uses her government account to attack Amazon after her kid allegedly uses an Alexa device to order a Batman toy. The White Male Groper's Club adds some new members including Marvel's Stan Lee (what???) and Netflix's Aziz Ansari. Alex Jones and his Infowars cabal offer some insane new theories on the "Deep State (tm)". In "I Need A Drink", we discuss the insane new craze of teenagers eating laundry detergent pods and getting immediately sent to the emergency room. And our next stop of our World Tour 2018 takes us to Germany's favorite neighbors Poland - where we discover that Putin might be plotting his next move.
Live Musical Guest: Foo Fighters

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #4-1: Crazy Equals Stable Genius Edition (Edition #99!)


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #4-1: Crazy Equals Stable Genius Edition (Edition #99!)

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Welcome welcome welcome! Before we begin, I would like for everyone to rise so we may sing our national anthem:



So… that happened! Yeah Mr. I’m So Patriotic doesn’t even know the words! How is that possible? Well, back to the show! It is a new year and we are starting off fresh! Man it feels good to back! So how’s everyone doing? You ready to have some fun at the expense of our elected officials? I hope so! Because that’s why you’re here am I right? Thank you sir! Yeah one guy in the audience going “wooo!!!!”. But you know people, with all the new year celebrating going on, can we all agree that you shouldn’t be like Buffalo Bills fans? Yes there was some absolute insanity going on in Jacksonville. And keep in mind that this is Florida we’re talking about here – so maybe Florida Man’s cousin lives in Buffalo? Yeah. You know this week was the Bills first playoff game in 17 years and they lost by a pretty slim margin to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the Bills on the other hand, did not take the loss very well. But you know given the extreme weather we’ve been having, maybe this was the breath of fresh air the Bills fans needed. Ah, who am I kidding? Just because you’re in Florida doesn’t mean you have to act like Florida Man! Can we show that video?

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/950040221848043520

And we decided to get in the fun of our own and jumped off my producer’s truck on an old table I brought from home. So the question must be asked – does Florida Man live in Florida or does Florida Man act like it when visiting Florida? There’s just something about that state that brings out the crazy in people and we don’t know what! Ah enough of the intro, we got a lot of idiocy to cover this week, but first we have Stephen Colbert explaining why he’d be the perfect choice for Trump’s insane “Fakey Awards”:



Ed. Note: BTW, I am *NOT* going to cover the Logan Paul story. We got a lot of requests for it, but no. Seriously - fuck that story and everyone in it. So no dice.

So where do we start 2018 off? I know! We’re going to be breaking down the juiciest bits of the new Trump tell all by reporter Michael Wolff, and it is about as insane as you would expect. In the second slot, all the eyes were going to be on Donald Trump (2) and his insane “Fake News Awards” but considering the ceremony has been postponed for a week, that gives us plenty of time to get considered! At number 3 is also Donald Trump (3). So over the weekend, in response to “Fire & Fury”, Trump had to remind us all that he’s a “stable genius”. So we’re going to take a trip to the School For Stable Geniuses, which is conveniently located in Trump’s head. In the number 4 slot is Trump advisor and part time Hannibal Lecter impersonator Stephen Miller (4). So he had that big interview with CNN’s (FAKE NEWS!!!) Jake Tapper, and well, it was a category 5 shit storm. Taking the number 5 slot we’re going to do a bit of creative speculation. So it’s rumored that Oprah Winfrey has tossed her hat into the 2020 bid to unseat Trump. Yeah… WTF indeed! In the number 6 slot we’ve got a brand new installment of “People Who Somehow Got Elected”. We haven’t done one of these in a while, but this week’s person who somehow got elected is another representative from my home state of California and that’s Devin Nunes (6). Taking the 7th slot is our weekly due diligence on all things holy – “Holy Shit”, and we’re going to show you what the religious right has been up to during our absence in the last couple of weeks. Nothing short of CRAZY! At number 8 is our good friend Alex Jones (8). We may have been off the last couple of weeks, but he certainly wasn’t, and he has gone off the fucking deep end, and we didn’t think that was possible! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “People Are Dumb” because while we were off, the holidays brings out the crazy and stupid in ways you can’t imagine! Finally this week we have the first stop of our brief but enjoyable World Tour 2018. This time around we’re going to a country that has been in the news quite a lot lately, and it’s the subject of yet another attempt by Putin to disrupt world order – Spain! And we’re going to close out with some live music from Primus – they have a great new album called “The Desaturating Seven”. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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So here it is people – we are exactly one edition away from reaching number 100. Yeah we took some time off but we are back! And it feels good to be back! And of course we’re already one week into 2018 and I honestly feel like this year is going to be no different than last year. Everyone is now speaking out about how insane this administration has become. But yesterday, this might be one of the most surprising responses to a Trump tweet ever:

https://twitter.com/freddurst/status/950039581583335424

That’s right – Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit is asking Trump to take the moral high ground. Let’s just let this sink in for a minute.

Musician Fred Durst on Sunday urged President Trump to "raise the bar" after Trump called Jake Tapper a "flunky" in an attack on the CNN host.

"Please sir, just stop this manipulation and raise the bar," Durst, who is best known as the vocalist for Limp Bizkit, tweeted.

"You have this wonderful opportunity to make our world better. We unmistakably need a role model and leader for the now, and the future. This isn’t the way."
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/367823-fred-durst-hits-trump-stop-this-manipulation-and-raise-the-bar




Seriously? This is Fred Durst we're talking about here! The guy who brought us an album called "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water". You know you fucked up when the guy who brought us this song is telling you to take the moral high ground!



And I mean really Fred, this is Donald J. Trump we're talking about here - do you really expect him to take the moral high ground on any issue? Someone could give him a homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich and he would respond "your homemade jelly is terrible! I want a cheeseburger!". And really, after the revelations that were made about what a fat, unstable, lazy fuck he is, is this really surprising regarding his behavior?

Tiffany Trump on Friday confirmed President Trump's affinity for McDonald's but stopped short of verifying Michael Wolff's claim that the president indulged in menu items from the fast food chain every night in bed.

"He loves McDonald's," Trump told TMZ regarding her father's predilections.

"He wishes, right?" the first daughter added when asked whether he ate it nightly before going to sleep.

Wolff's tell-all, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, describes a bedtime routine that includes a cheeseburger.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tiffany-trump-my-father-wishes-he-could-eat-mcdonalds-in-bed-every-night/article/2645171




I really hope that’s all he does with it! But here’s where Trump delves into crazy old man territory – he eats cheeseburgers in bed at 6:30, then wakes up at 3:00 AM for angry shit time. Thank you graphics department for that lovely image!

Donald Trump goes to bed with a cheeseburger at 6:30pm, shouts at staff who pick his shirts off the floor and watches three televisions at once as he rants on the phone about the unfair media, an explosive new book has revealed.

In the last year, the president has hit the headlines for his deluge of rash, offensive tweets, faced further accusations of sexual assault and found himself under scrutiny as part of the Special Counsel Russia probe.

But despite multiple reports of a presidency in chaos, Trump maintained the White House was running perfectly smoothly.

Now, in his forthcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, author Michael Wolff gives a behind-the-scenes look at the tumultuous first months of the administration.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-inside-white-house-11795286




Trump is that guy. But is his presidency all cheeseburgers in bed? The only way Trump could be lazier is if he has a rascal scooter available anywhere in the White House. I love that so much! So what else was revealed in the book? Anything juicy?

From an Israeli point of view, the most intriguing revelation in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” which has sparked both, is a blast from the past of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to Wolff, former White House firebrand and strongman Steve Bannon expounded on the Trump administration’s formula for solving the conflict. “Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza,” says Bannon. “Let them deal with it. Or sink trying.”

The discovery that the White House was contemplating a formula that negates Palestinian nationhood and advocates a return to the days when “territorial compromise” with Jordan, Egypt (and Syria) was the main motto of Middle East peacemaking would be more sensational if it was less ambiguous. Bannon is quoted as saying that Sheldon Adelson and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are “all in” on the plan, but it’s not completely clear whether their supposed acquiescence only applies to “moving the Embassy to Jerusalem on day one,” which precedes the “all in” assertion, or whether it also encompasses the hairbrained scheme for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which follows it. Judging by context, the latter is true.
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.833530




Yeah we’re probably all gonna die. I mean if Trump gets joy out of eating cheeseburgers in bed while yelling at the TV, how could things possibly move up from there?

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the campaign headquarters had remained a listless place. All that seemed to distinguish it from a corporate back office were a few posters with right-wing slogans.

Conway, the campaign’s manager, was in a remarkably buoyant mood, considering she was about to experience a resounding, if not cataclysmic, defeat. Donald Trump would lose the election — of this she was sure — but he would quite possibly hold the defeat to under six points. That was a substantial victory. As for the looming defeat itself, she shrugged it off: It was Reince Priebus’s fault, not hers.

She had spent a good part of the day calling friends and allies in the political world and blaming Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee. Now she briefed some of the television producers and anchors whom she had been carefully courting since joining the Trump campaign — and with whom she had been actively interviewing in the last few weeks, hoping to land a permanent on-air job after the election.
nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/michael-wolff-fire-and-fury-book-donald-trump.html





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You know… you know… being a genius is a lot like being a million dollar rock star. If you have to tell me you’re one of those things, you’re doing it wrong. So after the aftermath of that shit show known as “Fire And Fury” was revealed, Trump had to remind the world of what a “stable genius” he is. I mean really, is he Wiley Coyote now? Let’s throw that tweet up there.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/949619270631256064

“Hi, here at the School For Stable Geniuses, we learn to think good and learn to do other stuff good, after all, we only have a four letter word voc… voc… what’ s that word? We are the best, OK? Nobody is better than we are!”. Thank you! So what happened exactly?

UPDATED | Senator Lindsey Graham responded Monday to tweets from President Donald Trump touting himself as "a very stable genius" amid questions of his mental fitness while serving in the White House's top role.

"Trump called himself 'like really smart and a stable genius.' So, do you think he's like really smart and a stable genius?" The View host Bette Midler asked the South Carolina Republican to audience laughter.

"I think this: if he doesn't call himself a genius, nobody else will," Graham responded to applause.
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-genius-lindsey-graham-774238




Now you know this is January. It’s a new year, we just had a really terrible one. Time for new beginnings, and you always see those articles that come out at this time of year about how you need to purge negative people from your live and stay positive. Well, there’s no one more positive than “Stable Genius”, Trump, am I right?

The “very stable genius” who happens to be president is digging in for a long 2018 by waging some familiar fights.

President Donald Trump is practically daring Democrats to engage in a fight over his mental state. He legitimized discussion of his mental capacity with his weekend tweets, but in so doing is pushing his opponents to go further than the public would prefer.

Trump is also egging on the media in a new and eye-catching fashion.

The White House dispatched a policy aide to spar with a Sunday host over “fake news” – and the president himself tweeted about victory for his side. Next Wednesday will (presumably) bring the “Fake News Awards,” a presidential creation designed to push media buttons in ways he knows well.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-trump-stable-genius-picking-unwise-fights/story?id=52205979




At least Wiley Coyote comes up with new and inventive ways to catch the Road Runner, Trump on the other hand resorts to the tired old tactic of calling his enemies “fake news”. I mean you’d think at this point he would try brands other than Acme Corporation but nope, not Trump! “Acme is made in America, buy American!”

By calling himself "a very stable genius" on Saturday, Donald Trump invited his psychiatrically inclined opponents to reiterate their claim that he is mentally unfit for office. "The level of concern by the public is now enormous," Yale forensic psychiatrist Bandy Lee told The New York Times. "They're telling us to speak more loudly and clearly and not to stop until something is done, because they are terrified."

Lee, who edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, thinks the public is clamoring to hear the opinions of brave experts like her. Trump thinks the public is sick of bogus issues like "Russian collusion" and "mental stability" propagated by "the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media." I think Lee and Trump both are drawing hasty conclusions based on biased samples, and Lee's belief that she has any special authority to judge the president's competence is at least as delusional as Trump's belief that his success as a developer, a reality TV star, and a politician puts his I.Q. score above 140.
http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/08/is-trump-a-very-stable-genius-or-a-dange




So by calling himself a “Stable Genius” does that mean that a school for Stable Geniuses exists? I mean it’s like I said in the beginning – if you have to tell me you’re a genius, chances are very high that you’re probably not.

Because memory works in strange ways these fast and furious days, let’s briefly review some of the handiwork of the very stable genius in the White House.

Last January, feeling wounded by insufficient praise on the first day, he sent his press secretary out to tell the media that they had just witnessed a historically huge inauguration. He then insisted that he only lost the popular vote by 3 million people because of illegal votes. Both were, well, out of step with reality.

In March, angry about something else, he claimed, without evidence, that President Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.”

In May, mad about a news report in which the former FBI director said he had asked for loyalty, he threatened Jim Comey, saying he “better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” Weeks later, he admitted there were no recordings.
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/annals-stable-genius-article-1.3744803




Yeah that’s kind of what we’re all feeling right now Trump – fuck it! You know what they say – crazy = genius. But in this case, I think crazy = stable genius! I mean is he Simple Jack from the movie Tropic Thunder now?



Or maybe he’s Homer Simpson?



But you know what? You can always quit! But nope, President Simple Jack will continue to cry fake news!

From one very stable genius to another, I have some advice for President Trump: Resign immediately.

I feel you. Those small, petty, non-billionaire losers who attack you are not worthy of your brilliance. They don’t deserve the benefit of your intellect, your strength, your devastating good looks. Take your dazzling brain and your normal-size hands and go home. Let the ungrateful wretches suffer. Let them see how they like their precious little democracy without you.

They don’t deserve Ivanka or Jared or Junior or Eric, either. Most of the complainers don’t even have glamorous fashion-model third wives. Sad!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/01/08/dear-very-stable-genius-the-ingrates-dont-deserve-you-so-quit/?utm_term=.25a7a4365365





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Yeah I was originally going to talk about the Fake News awards, but that’s not happening until a week from now so we have plenty of time to get considered.



Thank you! But we *HAVE* to talk about Trump’s butchering of the National Anthem here. We talked about this in the beginning of the show but we’ve got to talk about it some more. I mean who needs fiction right now? You can’t possibly make this shit up! So Trump was at the BCS Championship game, and by the way – congratulations to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Georgia Bulldogs, you played a great game and you almost won, and you can rest assured that you don’t have to go to the White House to meet Trump. Thank you! So what happened?

US President Donald Trump was greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos as he took to the field for the national anthem during a college football game in Atlanta.

But as The Star-Spangled Banner began to play, social media users turned their attention to his anthem etiquette.

Mr Trump's supporters said they were proud to see him standing with his hand over his heart, while his critics said it looked as though he had forgotten the lyrics.
Did he forget the words?

He certainly didn't sing all of them.

Video of the anthem shows Mr Trump getting off to a slow start. He appears to mouth some of the words while occasionally pausing and missing some out.

Some lines and phrases are sung with gusto. The president can clearly be seen mouthing "bright stars" and he finishes with a flourish, smiling and singing "the land of the free and the home of the brave".
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42619347




We already rolled this tape, but we got to roll it again because it’s spectacular!



I mean who is he? Krusty The Klown?



Or maybe he’s Lt. Frank Drebin from the Naked Gun movies?



Or maybe he’s as bad as Rosanne was?



And it couldn’t possibly be worse, could it? I mean come on, Trump is America hitting absolute rock bottom, and once you hit rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go from there but up, am I right?

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump walked onto the field and stood with members of the military for the National Anthem at the college football national championship game Monday night in Atlanta. The President stood with his hand over his heart, singing along to parts of the anthem.

The players, as is normal in college football, were not yet on the field for the anthem. The President then smiled and waved as he walked off the field.
The game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama was at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Trump, who has criticized professional athletes for kneeling during the National Anthem, appeared in good spirits on the field Monday -- and then after the anthem, he left to take his seat for the game.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/politics/donald-trump-college-football-georgia-alabama/index.html




Yeah can someone tell me what’s wrong with that picture? That’s right – all the military guys have their hands saluting. Trump has his over his heart like he’s in elementary school! I mean seriously, Mr. I’m So Patriotic can’t even get *THAT* right! And this is the guy – who – not even 48 hours before hand – declared himself a “stable genius”!

Donald Trump, who just last week described himself as both “like, really smart” and “a very stable genius,” may have some studying up to do. While attending the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama on Monday night, the president was caught on camera singing along to the national anthem—or, at least, some of it. Definitely the last few verses. Right?

Trump, who was reportedly greeted by protesters in Atlanta, has been a voracious critic of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem; he has called players like Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch” for their activism against police brutality, and has said that players who protest the anthem or show solidarity during it should be fired. This is all to say that the irony of this particular moment was not lost on social media. The most standout reactions, below:
https://www.vogue.com/article/will-oprah-run-for-president-2020




Yeah you can give your thumbs up all you want, but I mean come on, this is the national anthem we are talking about here. And it’s really SAD! that all you “patriotic than thou” people support a guy who can’t even sing this right!

President Donald Trump stumbled his way through a rendition of the US national anthem at a college football game in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday night.

Footage from the field before the game shows Trump standing with members of the US Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps as "Star Spangled Banner" rang out across the stadium.

For part of the song, Trump appears to mouth along to some of the words, while at other points he paused, stayed silent, or looked around at the crowd. The servicemen around him don't sing, and hold their hands still in salute.

Trump has criticised football players in the past for not treating the national anthem with sufficient respect. Many took to kneeling during the song in protest against what they consider systemic racism in the US.
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-chose-not-to-sing-all-the-national-anthem-in-atlanta-2018-1





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So this whole Fire & Fury thing must have really hit a number on Trump, whose idea of paradise is cheeseburgers in bed. I don’t remember that Jimmy Buffet song! And last week, part time Hannibal Lecter impersonator Stephen Miller stopped by the Jake Tapper show to remind people to put the lotion in the basket. Or something absurdly creepy. Well let’s show some of the interview.



Yeah well I’m with you Jake – this is only an hour show. I got no time to waste here! But we attempted to get thrown out of an interview as well! So what happened?

White House adviser Stephen Miller was escorted off the set of CNN’s "State of the Union" on Sunday after a contentious interview with host Jake Tapper.

Two sources close to the situation told Business Insider that after the taping was done, Miller was politely asked to leave several times.

He ignored those requests and ultimately security was called and he was escorted out, the sources said.
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/08/stephen-miller-had-to-be-escorted-off-cnns-set-after-his-interview-with-jake-tapper-went-off-the-rails/23327002/




Thankfully it didn’t have to come to that! But what did Stephen Miller and our president Donald J. Trump actually want from his interview? You know Trump can destroy 3 news networks with a single tweet.

The segment began with Tapper asking a question, which Miller happily ignored in favor of a meandering, long riff. Tapper let Miller go for a minute and a half, and Miller happily took it, running through a series of talking points that sounded carefully workshopped.

“It’s tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive,” Miller said. “The whole White House staff is disappointed with his comments, which were so grotesque.” (There was a lot of “grotesque” and “tragic” in the interview.) Miller went on that “the book is best understood as a work of very poorly written fiction,” a line which might have landed better if he hadn’t followed it with a poorly written, juvenile jab: “I also will say that the author is a garbage author of a garbage book.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/why-stephen-miller-succeeded-on-cnn/549923/




Ah come on, this is the Trump administration here! The word “grotesque” is probably the most accurate word to describe this whole shit show! At least Stephen Miller didn’t resort to reenacting “Goodnight Horse”, or at least maybe he does in his spare time! We don’t know! But then of course Trump had to shoot his fat mouth off at the subject at hand!

CNN's Jake Tapper had a contentious interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday morning as the two argued about President Donald Trump's mental wellbeing and the network's reporting practices.

When asked about the president’s tweet claiming to be “a very stable genius" earlier this week, Miller defended his boss and took a shot at CNN in one sweeping motion.

“Not only do I think they help it, but I think in the toxic environment that you've created here and CNN and cable news, which is a real crisis of legitimacy for your network,” Miller said.

Tapper ended the interview shortly after.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-tapper-miller-cnn-interview-cut-short-773280





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You know our job here at the Top 10 is to make fun of the news, and not speculate. But when speculation is in the news, we’re going to make fun of it. So America hit rock bottom when Trump got inaugurated, so there’s nowhere to go from there but up, am I right? That’s right! Wooo!!! Well there’s a lot of speculation about who’s going to run in 2020, because let’s face it, we’re all eager to rid ourselves of this nightmare. But it’s not that easy. And you know the Golden Globes were here this weekend, and one person in particular threw her hat in the ring.

It sounds so simple: If Donald Trump can win the presidency, why couldn’t Oprah Winfrey?

A day after her rousing speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes, speculation about Winfrey’s potential White House aspirations sparked some instant handicapping among Washington insiders.

Winfrey, 63, is younger than some of the top Democrats who might run, William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, told followers on Twitter. He also suggested she might stand a better shot in the primaries.

“Sounder on economics than Bernie Sanders, understands Middle America better than Elizabeth Warren, less touchy-feely than Joe Biden, more pleasant than Andrew Cuomo, more charismatic than John Hickenlooper,” he wrote.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-2020-oprah-president-20180108-story.html




YOU GET HEALTHCARE! AND YOU GET HEALTHCARE! AND YOU GET HEALTHCARE! EVERYBODY GETS HEALTHCARE! Oh come on if that’s the first punchline that comes to mind, you need to get out more! I mean come on we like to go for the obvious here!

Oprah Winfrey is "actively thinking" about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday.

The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey's extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.

Some of Winfrey's confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/media/oprah-golden-globes/index.html




And you thought I had something else planned didn’t you? Ha ha! I sure fooled you! But why is Oprah considering running for president? Yeah she’s an accomplished businesswoman who actively gives back to her community, you know – the opposite of Trump. And come on, Oprah, nothing good has the word “active” in front of it. Maybe “Active Lottery Winner”. But that’s about it!

Oprah Winfrey’s stirring speech on oppression and bullying during Sunday’s Golden Globes broadcast sounded a lot like something you’d hear on the campaign trail.

Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the gala, she addressed the #MeToo movement in an adroit fashion, ending with the phrase “a new day is on the horizon.” It wasn’t long before the “Oprah for President” social media chatter began.

CNN reports Winfrey is “actively thinking” about a run for the Oval Office. And her partner Stedman Graham says she would “absolutely” do it, if the people demand it.

Of course, Winfrey has shot down talk of a presidential bid several times before. In June, she told The Hollywood Reporter “I will never run for public office. That’s a pretty definitive thing.” And soon after giving Sundays’ Golden Globes speech, she told Bloomberg she has no plans to run.
http://fortune.com/2018/01/08/oprah-winfrey-golden-globes-speech/




Ha!!!! Fooled you again! But like I said this is all speculation. I mean we have 3 more fucking years of this madness. But come on anything is better than the shit stain we have in charge now, am I right?

Oprah Winfrey's widely shared speech about gender, race and opportunity at the Golden Globe Awards quickly fueled speculation that she could consider a presidential run in 2020.

Receiving a lifetime achievement award, the media mogul spoke about hoping to start a "new day," in which women can speak up about sexual harassment without fear. Her remarks came during an awards show dominated by talk about a national reckoning over sexual harassment that has swept up powerful Hollywood figures like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

The speech sparked speculation that Winfrey, 63, could seek the presidency in the next election, challenging another television personality and businessperson, President Donald Trump. The billionaire businesswoman and former talk show host was the subject of presidential rumors even before her Sunday night speech.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/oprahs-globes-speech-sparks-2020-presidential-speculation.html




Yeah probably!


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Politicians at national, state and local levels who are so terrible , you wonder how they got elected in the first place. Or in this case reelected. It’s now time for another installment of:



This week, it’s the 22nd district representative of California, Devin Nunes. So you know Trump had that famous Russia meeting back in 2016 before the election. But when rumors surfaced that there was an American Congressman in the room at the time, the rumors began flying. Lots of fingers began immediately pointing at CA-48 representative Dana Rohrabacher as he is known as “Putin’s favorite Congressman”. But new rumors are surfacing that it might be CA-22 rep Devin Nunes.

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed his fellow congressional Republican, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, during a meeting over the Russia investigation Wednesday, capping off a months-long dispute between the committee and the Justice Department, multiple sources with the knowledge of the situation told CNN.
CNN reported Wednesday that Ryan met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI head Christopher Wray in his Capitol Hill office, but details emerged Thursday providing new insight into how a nasty inter-branch dispute has quietly subsided -- at least for now.
Over the summer Nunes served subpoenas seeking a broad range of documents connected to the dossier of compromising allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to the Kremlin, including those related to payments the FBI made to fund it (if any), efforts to corroborate any information contained in it and whether the FBI used information from the dossier to apply for warrants to conduct surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Trump associates. The Justice Department has already allowed Intelligence Committee members and staff to review a number of highly classified materials at a secure location at the department, but last month Nunes escalated the feud, threatening top officials at Justice and the FBI with contempt of Congress if they did not meet all of his subpoena demands.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/politics/paul-ryan-nunes-justice-department/index.html


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If you don’t know then why would go to where treason sits… Putin On The Ritz! But apparently now Nunes is fighting back against Mueller and his investigation. Yeah they are going there all right!

Rep. Devin Nunes, once sidelined by an ethics inquiry from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, is reasserting the full authority of his position as chairman just as the GOP appears poised to challenge special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The California Republican was cleared in December of allegations he improperly disclosed classified information while accusing the Obama administration of exposing the identities of Trump affiliates on surveillance reports. Since clearing his name, Nunes has stepped up his attacks on Mueller’s team and the law enforcement agencies around it, including convening a group of Intelligence Committee Republicans to draft a likely report on “corruption” among the investigators working for the special counsel.

Although Nunes has not officially wrested his panel’s Russia probe back from the Republicans he deputized to run it, the chairman’s reemergence as a combative Trump loyalist has raised alarm among Democrats that the future of the investigation may be clipped short or otherwise undermined. Even some of Nunes’s GOP allies have expressed concern about his tactics, prompting rare public warnings that he should temper his attacks on federal law enforcement.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/devin-nunes-targeting-mueller-and-the-fbi-alarms-democrats-and-some-republicans-with-his-tactics/2017/12/30/b8181ebc-eb02-11e7-9f92-10a2203f6c8d_story.html?utm_term=.26b55d640da5




So Nunes is just as evil as any of the people we’ve seen come and go in the revolving door known as the Trump administration. But they keep bringing back the Matrix metaphors about going down the rabbit hole. Which makes us wonder – have any republicans and Trump fans ever seen “The Matrix” let alone understand it?

The cofounders of the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS defended themselves on Tuesday against what they characterized as attempts by President Donald Trump's allies in the media and Congress to "punish" Fusion for investigating Trump's ties to Russia.

Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two former Wall Street Journal reporters who founded Fusion GPS in 2011, wrote a New York Times op-ed article amid intensifying calls from GOP lawmakers to investigate whether the Steele dossier — a collection of memos written by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, outlining claims about Trump's ties to Russia — triggered the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign.

The House Intelligence Committee chairman, Devin Nunes, has been examining Fusion and Steele aggressively since he stepped aside from the panel's Russia investigation in April amid an ethics investigation. He subpoenaed Fusion's bank records last year and has threatened to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if they do not hand over information about the dossier and what the FBI did with it.
http://www.businessinsider.com/time-to-stop-chasing-rabbits-fusion-gps-responds-to-gop-critics-2018-1




That sounds about right, actually. But this whole thing is like an onion – the more you peel back the layers, the more it stinks, and the more you are likely to cry as a result of what you have discovered. So why are they going after the FBI now? They’re going after the FBI the way Trump goes after the last few fries he dropped in bed:

With Rep. Devin Nunes at the helm, a number of Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee reportedly spent weeks investigating whether top leaders at the Justice Department and FBI “mishandled” the Trump-Russia dossier.

The rogue Republicans on the House committee, which is investigating Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election, have not told Democratic members of the committee about their plan to possibly bring a case against Justice and the FBI, but, Politico reported Wednesday, citing four unnamed people familiar with the probe, the group spoke to the House’s general counsel.

The probe, due to release its findings in early 2018, intends to show “corruption and conspiracy in the upper ranks of federal law enforcement,” according to the report.
http://www.newsweek.com/nunes-fbi-justice-trump-dossier-755320




You know maybe Nunes is the person who we don’t want running the Trump – Russia probe. I mean how can you be knee deep in your own investigation running your own investigation? Yes, cue the exploding head GIF.

Andrew Janz, the Fresno County prosecutor and Democrat challenging Rep. Devin Nunes’ re-election bid, has called for the Tulare Republican to once again step away from any investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Janz pointed to a New York Times report that says the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by billionaire Republican donor Paul Singer, informed the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that it hired research firm Fusion GPS in 2015 to investigate Donald Trump and other presidential candidates. The website said it stopped using the firm to investigate Trump after he clinched the Republican nomination.

At the end of 2015, Fusion GPS produced a document written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele commonly known as the Trump dossier or Steele dossier. The document, funded by Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, lists many unconfirmed ties between Trump and the Russian government.
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/political-notebook/article192652244.html




So… false claims, lying, snooping, more lying, and more snooping. That’s Devin Nunes, yet another one of the:




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Yes everyone it’s time to take a seat in the pew and pass the collection plate! For it is our understanding that in the darkest of times, we turn to the holiest among us. And even then we are told that the holiest among us are full of:



So how is my fine congregation doing on this beautiful Wednesday in the year of our lord, creator of all that is good and holy, his year 2018? So we have taken a break from all the madness surrounding the religious right, but they certainly haven’t! So where do we begin? Well for starters they’re playing the Nazi card:

When Barack Obama was president, we spent eight years listening to an endless parade of right-wing critics compare him to Hitler and regularly equate the Democrats and the progressive movement with Nazis. So imagine our surprise when we heard Religious Right activist Gary Bauer complain that anyone who would dare to compare President Trump or Republicans to the Nazis is a despicable person who is engaging in modern-day McCarthyism.

While appearing on the “Point of View” radio program yesterday, Bauer said that such criticism of Trump and the GOP is “insane” and is making it “impossible to bring the country together.”

“There was a time in our history in the 1950s when some people—the most notable one was Congressman McCarthy—began first looking for communists in the government,” Bauer said. “There were some and it was good that they were exposed, but then it went too far and they were labeling everybody a communist and that became known as McCarthyism; smearing somebody by just sticking a label on them with no proof. And I believe what the left today, including many mainstream newspapers and TV shows and so forth, are engaged in is a form of left-wing McCarthyism where they label anybody that is pro-life, pro-family, believes in small government and lower taxes a Nazi or a fascist. It’s disgusting, it’s damaging to our country and it’s got to stop.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/gary-bauer-is-now-deeply-offended-that-anyone-would-liken-their-political-opponents-to-the-taliban/




Yeah playing the Nazi card is a game you will never win, because people will see you as, well, a nazi! And you know who else is playing the Nazi card? Our good friend Dave Daubenmire because wait until you get a load of what he thinks Oprah running for president will be like!

Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire used his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning to warn that talk of Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020 is an effort to prepare for a possible genocide against white men in America.

Daubenmire was outraged by the recent Golden Globes award ceremony, which he declared was “the most absolute, unbelievable frontal assault on white Christian maleness that I have ever seen.”

“You tell me this is not orchestrated,” he said. “Then Oprah gets up there and gives that talk and now they want Oprah to be president of the United States. Oprah Winfrey. Oprah. Oprah Winfrey.”

“Hollywood wants to give us her,” Daubenmire added. “The God-haters want to give us her.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-oprah-for-president-talk-is-preparing-america-for-white-genocide/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You don’t go full racist, Dave. Never, ever go full racist! I mean really! But what is next for our devoted followers of the Lord Baby Jesus? They really hate CNN for one thing!

Earlier this week, anti-LGBTQ Christian-nation activist and pro-Trump political operative David Lane ranted about CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage in an email to supporters of his American Renewal Project. Lane complained that hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper are “both homosexuals” and that Randi Kaye, broadcasting from Colorado where marijuana use is legal, “passed around a ‘joint’ with young people in Denver.”

Predictably Lane sees the whole thing as part of America’s slide into decadent secularism:

America was seduced in the last half century, not by the Communists, but by Secularism. Unelected and unaccountable judges have nullified a once Biblically-based public education and culture. CNN is a co-conspirator to the mortal sin affecting America. As a result of secularists replacing a Biblically-based culture with Secularism, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, et al., are no longer advanced as patriots, but decried as backward racists. Their stature is disparaged by fanatical anarchists, such as Black Lives Matter, who deal in the currency of brutality and dissension. Perversion and cultural deterioration are now abetted by spiritually antagonistic network executives and media elites.

Lane ended his tirade with an assertion that “CNN has forfeited its right to broadcast.” That’s an interesting take on the First Amendment and a free press, but perhaps not too surprising given Lane’s revisionist take on American history, religious pluralism, etc.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/religious-right-cnn-has-forfeited-its-right-to-broadcast/




So… what part of “Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of the press” means “fuck you, you will do as we say”? Because that’s greed, and greed is a sin!!!! AND SINS MUST BE CLEANSED BY THE LORD JESUS!!!!! Can I get an amen??? But according to our good friend Pastor Rick Joyner, Trump might be the most brilliant person he’s ever met.

Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner recently went to see “Darkest Hour,” the new film about Winston Churchill, and came away amazed at the parallels he sees between Churchill and President Trump, whom he said might just be “the most brilliant person I’ve ever met.”

In a video posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Joyner said that he is not concerned by Trump’s undignified speech and lack of decorum because “what he is accomplishing is what should be [considered] presidential … and he’s accomplishing some of the most amazing things ever.”

“He is really caustic,” Joyner said. “He will hit back at everybody—I’m talking about Donald Trump—he is very much like Churchill. Churchill was brilliant and I’ll tell you this about Donald Trump: He’s not a man of study and research and reading and writing—in many ways they don’t compare—but I’ve met a lot of brilliant people in my life, some of the most brilliant in just about every field … When I met Donald Trump, I was only in his office—I don’t know, we might have been there talking for an hour—but in just a few minutes, I understood this guy is unbelievably brilliant. He may be the most brilliant person I’ve ever met.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-joyner-trump-might-be-the-most-brilliant-person-ive-ever-met/




Yes, failure so stupid that it gets the rare Face Psalm! I mean if this is what Pastor Rick thinks is brilliant what does he think is stupid? Thank you congregation! And by the way, speaking of brilliant, how good is the Top 10 Gospel Choir? Let’s give it up for them! But you know some people say that Trump was appointed by the Lord our God, creator of all that is good and holy, but really those people are about as fucking crazy as they come!

Former Trump campaign adviser Frank Amedia, founder of the POTUS Shield network of dominionist “apostles” and “prophets” who believe President Trump was anointed by God, reported in a January 5 email that he and his wife had attended “a very small and intimate dinner meeting with Vice President Pence and his wife Karen” the previous evening.

The White House released a photo of the event, one of many gatherings hosted by Trump administration officials for Religious Right leaders. Pence, who was a top Religious Right pick for the presidency as far back as 2010, is now a conduit into the White House for Religious Right leaders and views.

Amedia’s email says POTUS Shield is also arranging a live stream with Pence’s office during the group’s March 20-22 gathering in Branson, Missouri, which will be hosted and broadcasted by televangelist Jim Bakker and his wife Lori. Amedia has made multiple appearances on the Bakkers’ show, which devotes a good chunk of its time to spreading warnings about an impending apocalypse and, conveniently, selling buckets of “prepper” food to help viewers prepare for that eventuality. In July, Amedia told Bakker that Trump “receives downloads that now he’s beginning to understand come from God.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-backing-apostle-joins-intimate-dinner-with-pence/




Ooh, I do like that one! But have no fear! The guy who heads Focus On The Family, and your homophobic uncle’s homophobic uncle, James Dobson has the solution for you Never Trumpers!

On Friday, James Dobson joined Intercessors for America for the organization’s monthly prayer conference call, during which he called on conservative Christians to engage in a day of fasting and prayer against efforts to impeach President Trump.

Dobson said that he “felt sorry for this man” when he and other Religious Right leaders met with Trump in the Oval Office last month because “so many people obviously hate him … He faces the combined opposition from the mainstream media, from members of Congress—both Democrats and Republicans, not all of them, but many of them—the entertainment industry, [and] the special interest groups who seem determined to bring him down.”

Dobson warned that “this country will be in serious trouble if they’re successful in impeaching this man” and is therefore urging Christians to pray and fast in order to protect Trump.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/james-dobson-calls-for-a-day-of-fasting-and-prayer-to-protect-trump-from-impeachment/




Yes, even I, your pastor of the Holy Lady Of The Top 10, am embarrassed by this confession! And then there's this guy who says that Christians face a "leftist nemesis" consisting of "gender confused pajama boys". By the way, I saw the Gender Confused Pajama Boys at the Troubadour last week - pretty strong band.

Culture wars are wars. When I go on Twitter, I am going downrange. I approach my tweeting, retweeting, blocking, and replying as such.

This is still war even if (for now) the conflict is not an armed clash between us conservatives and our leftist nemeses. As I have elaborated in previous posts, Carl von Clausewitz noted that much of what we call “war” is mastering our thoughts, our troops’ thoughts, our allies’ thoughts, and our enemies’ thoughts. Of his nine principles of war, some, such as “objective” and “surprise” and “unity of command,” point as much to what goes on in all these players’ heads as to violent conflict.

Fortunately, in 2017, conservatives (though not all) came to understand that our political fight is not a roundtable symposium or a pie contest at the county fair. Hallelujah!

We face a leftist enemy who hates us and seeks to replace us with complacent gender-confused pajama boys shaking in fear that they may be shot through a biodegradable cannon by race-baiting rioters into a mob of lesbian sexual harassment lawyers. An astonishing swath of the right has rebuffed the NeverTrumps with their calls for civility. This signals that we aren’t crazy if we’ve been acting like troops in a kulturkampf for years.
https://barbwire.com/2018/01/09/peloponnesian-pep-talk-trumps-hoplites-storm-washington/




But in case you are wondering where this is all going, look no further than Trump’s spiritual advisor Paula White, who very clearly lays it out for you:

Paula White, a prosperity gospel preacher with close ties to President Donald Trump, is calling on followers to send her donations of up to one month’s salary. Those who don’t pay up could face “consequences” from God as he demands the dough as a “first fruits” offering.

“The reason is God lays claim to all firsts,” White wrote on her website. “So when you keep for yourself something that belongs to God you are desecrating what is to be consecrated to God.”

In this case, the “firsts” are money, which “supernaturally unlocks amazing opportunity, blessing, favor and divine order for your life.”

White, who is chairwoman of Trump’s evangelical advisory committee, claims she contributes a month’s pay every year as a “seed,” which according to prosperity gospel is supposed to grow into riches and other blessings. She’s also calling on others to contribute their own firsts, in the form of wages for a day, week or entire month:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-spiritual-advisor-wants-send-095218970.html




Forget pay to play, there’s a far more sinister scandal at work here – pay to pray. So there you have it – repent and pray and or else. That is it, mass has ended, may you go in peace! That is it this week for:




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Whew, Alex, keep doing what you are doing. Infowars is an endless supply of batshit crazy, as you have seen by following our program. And you know, they’ve always got to keep the operation afloat, because you never know when Infowars might go under, and we hope that is soon. Which is why they literally hawk snake oil. So what has Alex been up to lately in the time that we have been gone? For starters, I don’t think he gets his own interpretation of Julius Caesar quite right:

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who leads the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, claimed that former White House chief strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon “stabbed the president and America in the back” by telling an author that a meeting between Trump campaign staffers and a Russian lawyer was “treasonous” and went on to compare Bannon’s actions to mugging and rape.

Jones opened his show today by addressing the ongoing feud between the Trump administration and Bannon following reports that Bannon told author Michael Wolff that Trump never wanted to be president and that a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Russian lawyer was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Jones concluded that Bannon’s actions proved he was part of a “deep state” effort to remove Trump from office.

“Bannon is at the heart of the attempt to take down the president now and it’s just like something out of a Roman tragedy. It’s like something out of what really happened to Julius Caesar,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-likens-bannons-trump-critiques-to-mugging-and-rape/




I love that movie! But like I said, you can always count on Infowars to bring the crazy extra hard. And the scary thing is people believe this guy! He has followers! And they vote! Let that sink in! Especially when he makes such absurd comments like this:

ALEX JONES (HOST): So it’s the death of good cinema that’s got Hollywood down 20 percent this year, 30 percent over the last ten years, previous to that 50 percent in the last couple decades. Their worst year ever this year. This new film, if you call it that, The Last Jedi is like the last Star Wars movie I think I can ever watch, because it’s like Russian roulette to go see this. It had some great graphics and some fun stuff in it, but subjecting myself and my children to every bad guy being a man and all of the commanders being women, like seven deep, like, “This commander dies, so it’s this woman and then it’s this woman,” and then they go, “The chain of command, it goes to this woman, and the chain of command.” And it’s all about women are in the chain of command. Beat me over the head. Beat me over the head. I mean I get like don’t have stereotypes, show that women can be in power positions, as if that hasn’t happened throughout history. Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, you name it. And a lot of times in bad roles -- Margaret Sanger, the list goes on and on. Queen Elizabeth II, you know a known admitted Nazi heiling Hitler, but that’s OK, according to everybody, because she’s liberal. But this is just the beating you over the head to patronize women and show them in SWAT team uniforms running around and to be the police and to be in charge and the men are a bunch of idiots that have to be put in line, and it just goes on and on.

And then poor Carrie Fisher, you can see her tweets and videos before she died, and that was during the filming, she died right at the end of filming, she died right as it ended, she flew back. I’m not saying it’s a star murder or anything, but we know in Hollywood sometimes when they think you're finally done, if you die right after your last record, your last movie, then it triples or quadruples your portfolio. But she just completed it perfectly. Flying back, I guess celebrating or whatever, had a bunch of different drugs in her systems and things. And I’m very sad for her, thought she played the goddess archetype very, very well, did a great job in the first films, had a long life, a lot of substance problems, a lot of this had been affected by [inaudible] family, so I don’t put her down, but it was like watching an under the bridge dweller, like we have near the office, who I try to bring food and stuff, who, she looked like a basically an old lizard that lived under a bridge or something that could hardly talk.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/01/02/alex-jones-floats-idea-old-lizard-carrie-fisher-was-murdered-hollywood-increase-star-wars-last-jedi/218945




I don’t think he gets that quite right either! But you know - good conspiracies never die. They're like worms. You cut one off, and it grows and splits into new worms. Take for example Pizzagate (brought to you by Infowars, 4chan, and Wikileaks) - you know - the conspiracy that Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta was running a child sex trafficking ring underneath the basement of a Washington DC pizza parlor? It reached such new heights that people shot the place up and got kicked out and banned for life filming children's birthday parties at the pizza place, while employees were getting harassed and threatened with murder. And it was proven to be bullshit. Now enter Pizzagate 2.0, known as "The Storm". Ooh... it's got a code name. That means it's a hand crafted conspiracy theory and not one of your garbage, mass produced conspiracy theories!

Infowars announced that its chief Washington correspondent and notorious crackpot Jerome Corsi has begun “playing a more central role” in pushing a fringe online message board conspiracy theory known as “The Storm,” entrenching itself deeper into the tinfoil hat territory the site usually inhabits.

Corsi has jumped on board of “The Storm” train, a conspiracy theory that emerged from 4chan and 8chan, two online message boards that serve as hubs for the far-right and “alt-right” users and is reportedly “working directly” with the moderators of 8chan’s The Storm forum.

As reported by New York magazine’s Paris Martineau, this new conspiracy theory claims that President Donald Trump’s cryptic October 2017 comment about the “calm before the storm” was a hint at a master plan Trump is setting in motion to kneecap members of the “deep state.” According to Martineau, the theory claims former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain among many others will be arrested, calls the Steele dossier a total fabrication, and argues that “the Las Vegas massacre was most definitely an inside job connected to the Saudi-Clinton cabal.”

Over the course of 2017, right-wing media figures have been pushing the narrative that “deep state” operatives are attempting to remove Trump from power and that the ongoing probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election campaign is an evidence of this supposed coup.

An anonymous poster “Q” seems to have set “The Storm” in motion. “Q,” who claims to be a “high-level government insider with Q clearance,” began posting “intel drops” (or crumbs) on 4chan meant to leave clues to inform the public of Trump’s plan.

“The Storm” has now spread beyond message boards to gain traction on Twitter under the #qanon and #thestorm hashtags and through YouTube videos which currently have hundreds of thousands of views.
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/01/08/infowars-fully-embraces-storm-conspiracy-theory-called-new-pizzagate/219005




But come on, this is Alex Jones we're talking about here! He's not your average, run of the mill, batshit crazy conspiracy theorist, he takes things to whole new levels! Take for example what he said about Oprah and Harvey Weinstein. This is a whole new level of stupid, crazy, and insane! Sigh. People like this lunatic and his followers are why we can't have nice things!

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who leads the Infowars outlet, and Gavin McInnes, who hosts a show on CRTV and leads the bizarre “Proud Boys” club, reacted to media speculation about whether Oprah Winfrey would run for president by claiming that Winfrey is a lesbian who helped, and sometimes participated in, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults on women.

Today on “The Alex Jones Show,” McInnes told Jones that he was worried about the possibility that Winfrey would run for office until he talked to political operative and Infowars contributor Roger Stone, who McInnes said told him to imagine “the kind of skeletons this woman has in her closet” that would prevent her from running and “relax.”

“He’s right. She’s a lesbian,” McInnes said, before going on to refer to Steadman Graham, Oprah’s longtime partner, as a “human dildo that she would use” with her friend Gayle King who “must be crying himself to sleep at night.”

Jones then aired his own doubts about a Winfrey presidency and alleged that his “Hollywood contacts” told him that Weinstein and Winfrey sleep with young women together, building off accusations that Winfrey told an aspiring actress that Weinstein would help her career before Weinstein allegedly forced himself on her.

“They’re going to run her like she’s this glorious woman that cares, meanwhile she’s literally the wingman going out and getting tail—and I guess you’re going to say it, I’m going to say it—she’s well known with Weinstein to enjoy tail together. The word is she gets in bed with—I mean, I’ve got Hollywood contacts. I mean, people see Oprah and Weinstein, they go in the room with a couple hot, young chicks and it’s party time,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-claims-oprah-and-harvey-weinstein-abused-women-together/





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So of course you know by now that people are people and people are dumb. And of course no story about stupid people can be complete without our good friend Florida Man. So how does Florida Man celebrate his 21st birthday? By taking a stolen credit card to see “Pitch Perfect 3”. Well this is Florida - be glad all he did was go see a movie and not go on an all night booze and hooker binge! And he walked out of it, which may or may not be a statement on how bad Pitch Perfect 3 is.

On Christmas Day, a Florida man turning 21 bought a ticket to “Pitch Perfect 3,” then hit the concession stand for Welch’s Fruit Snacks and an Icee, according to Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies’ only problem with Atif Hussain’s low-key afternoon: He used a McDonald’s co-worker’s debit card to pay for it, they say.

Which is why the Vero Beach resident got booked into jail on charges of theft, felony possession of stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit card. Hussain was released at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday after posting $3,500 bond.

The arrest affidavit says Rachel Goldsberry’s Christmas afternoon shift at McDonald’s was interrupted by a pair of text messages informing her of two debit card purchases at an AMC theater, at 4:11 p.m. and 4:16 p.m. She notified the sheriff’s office, whose deputies saw receipts — $6.41 for the movie ticket, $11.11 for the munchies — and security camera video at the movie house. They waited for “Pitch Perfect 3” to end, but didn’t see the suspect in the theater once it ended.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article191769704.html




Although I suspect the real crime in this story is $11 for an Icee and a thing of fruit snacks. Hey oh! So sticking with the Sunshine State, or America’s Penis as it’s sometimes called, what happens when an ATM dispenses too much cash?

A 23-year-old Florida man told police he punched an ATM in November because it gave him too much cash.

Cocoa, Fla., police charged Michael Joseph Oleksik, of Merritt Island, on Friday with criminal mischief nearly a month into the investigation of a disturbance at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Cocoa. Bank officials said the attacked caused at least $5,000 in damages.

Authorities said Oleksik can be seen on surveillance video standing at the ATM, pummeling the electronic teller’s touch screen on Nov. 29.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/25/florida-man-beats-atm-says-gave-too-much-cash/980614001/




Actually I too think Wells Fargo may be the real criminals in this story, but how does Florida Man not make it rain in this situation? I know I would! Next let’s go overseas to Thailand. Now Japan gets most of the credit for the world’s craziest stories, but I think Thailand might top them on this one. Tooth whitening is a thing. But somehow I don’t think Crest makes products for this!

A supposed trend of penis whitening has captivated Thailand in recent days and left it asking if the country's beauty industry is taking things too far.
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The original Facebook post from the clinic offering the treatment, which uses lasers to break down melanin in the skin, was shared more than 19,000 times within two days.
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The ministry warned about possible side effects such as pain, inflammation or scars and even effects on the reproductive system and on having sex.

Stopping treatment would cause the skin colour to return to normal and may result in "nasty-looking spots", the ministry said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42575155




That’s the perfect expression for this one! Seriously what the fuck is up with Asian countries and doing strange things to one’s penis? We may never know the answer to that one. Moving on! Let’s go to England next where they lost a replica of a religious relic and it’s truly insane.

A Bible-themed floating museum meant to be a replica of Noah's Ark went adrift from the port of Urk early Wednesday afternoon. The VerhalenArk, also called the "Ark of Noah" in English, crashed into several ships in the harbor along the shore of the IJsselmeer lake.

Several people and animals were aboard the vessel at the time it broke free of its moorings, De Stentor reported. Seven people were rescued off the museum, but the animals remained into the evening.
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Wind gusts of about 107 kilometers per hour were reported just north of Urk at the time of the accident. Gusts nearing 119 km/h were measured in the middle of the lake, according to Weerplaza.

The Ark ripped a post out of the ground and nearly floated away last month. "We did the maximum we could, but apparently it was not enough. This morning there was a big gust of wind and there it went," a port representative told the broadcaster. They planned to actively investigate what went wrong.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/01/03/video-noahs-ark-breaks-loose-storm-slams-boats-docked-urk-harbor




Man a lot of dumb people internationally making the rounds! We could do a world tour just with all the crazy news in this piece! So next we go to India. So is naming the city that you happen to be traveling to – Bombay – really in need of calling airport police? Really? Is that where we’re at in 2018? And we’re not even a week in!

An Indian man charged with making an airport bomb threat says he was misheard when asking about his Bombay-to-Delhi flight.

Vinod Moorjani, 45, is accused of saying "bomb hai" [there is a bomb] during a call with the authorities at Mumbai International Airport on Sunday.

But he says he was asking about the status of his "Bom-Del" flight. Mumbai was formerly known as Bombay.
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But Mr Moorjani, a businessman and CEO of a US company, says he hung up because of a disturbance on the phone line.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42545695




Finally for this week’s People Are Dumb – tigers! So you know what people? Don’t smuggle endangered species into American borders. I mean did you see The Hangover?

(CNN) — A California man has been charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger cub into the United States from Mexico. He told investigators he wanted to keep the tiger as a pet, the United States Attorney's Office said.

Under federal law, all species of tigers -- including Bengal tigers -- are endangered species. A Fish and Wildlife Service permit is required to import any species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Luis Eudoro Valencia, 18, of Perris, California, told federal authorities he bought the tiger cub on August 21 for $300 from a man he saw on a Tijuana street walking a full-size tiger on a leash.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/25/us/tiger-cub-smuggle-attempt/index.html




That’s it this week for:




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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. Normally this is that part where we recap the previous trips, but this is a new year and a new tour, we’re starting off fresh! Here’s the tour schedule:



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We are back on the road! Like I said it’s a new tour and we are starting off fresh. Ah it’s good to be back in Europe everybody! So let’s talk about Spain. It’s one of earth’s oldest civilizations, and you would know that if you played the game Civilization. You’d also know that it’s home to a world wonder – one of the world’s oldest forts, Alhambra. Which served as a royal court for Queen Isabella after the Spanish Conquistador in the 1400s. Of course the dominant sport in Spain is none other than football, and Spain is home to one of Europe’s most dominant leagues – La Liga! Which is the home to such teams as FC Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, Levante, and Real Sociedad. Of course outside of FC Barcelona, I have no idea who is on any of these teams. And Spanish food and culture is amazing too. Most people think Spanish food is Tapas – and a lot of it is – but real Spanish food is Paella, and I have an amazing bowl of it right in front of me! Oh come on, if you think I’m going to do a bit on Spain without eating a giant bowl of Paella, and some traditional Spanish dancers behind me, you don’t know this show! Yes, sir, and I will fight you for it! I mean come on it’s the start of a new season here, we’re breaking it in! But the capital – Barcelona, is also in the Spanish region of Catalan, which if you have noticed is in the news quite a lot lately, but for what reason?

“Could either of you tell me the unemployment rate in Catalonia?” Jordi Évole asked Inés Arrimadas and Marta Rovira on his TV show Salvados in what became the inaugural debate of Catalonia’s December 21 regional-election campaign, held just nine days before the vote.

“I think it’s around 19–20 percent,” Arrimadas, the leader in Catalonia of the right-wing Ciudadanos party, said before noting that it depended on whether one used statistics collected by the national organization or by the regional, Catalan organization. “I agree,” Rovira, secretary-general of the center-left Left Republican party (ERC), replied, adding that the Catalan economy had shown signs of recovery in October. “There I disagree,” Arrimadas shot back. “The October numbers have been very bad for Catalonia because the unemployment rate in Catalonia has increased at twice the rate of the rest of Spain.” Évole interjected to avoid a shouting match: “I just asked for the figure.” That figure, he revealed, was 12.5 percent.
https://www.thenation.com/article/catalonias-elections-take-spain-back-to-square-one/




Yeah holy shit! So Spain has a right wing nationalist problem just like we do! Do they wave guns and claim to worship Jesus as much as we do? I hope not! Now you might be thinking “it’s all well and good, but how do Spain’s football stars feel about this?”. Well I answer you good sir / madam with this:

Lionel Messi has ensured he could become a free agent if Barcelona no longer plays in a major European league as a result of Catalan independence, Spanish media wrote on Friday. Messi According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain a Barcelona player only as long as the club is playing in “a top-level European league.” A source at Barcelona told AFP that “for reasons of confidentiality the club never comments on contractual relations with players.” Catalonian nationalists proclaimed independence from Spain after a referendum on October 1, precipitating a crisis which is still unresolved.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/messi-can-quit-barca-catalonia-leaves-spain/




I like that one! But this whole Catalonia thing isn’t going away. You know this scenario is one to watch as it’s an indicator of what it might be like should my home state of California or anywhere on the West Coast try to secede:

“Could either of you tell me the unemployment rate in Catalonia?” Jordi Évole asked Inés Arrimadas and Marta Rovira on his TV show Salvados in what became the inaugural debate of Catalonia’s December 21 regional-election campaign, held just nine days before the vote.

“I think it’s around 19–20 percent,” Arrimadas, the leader in Catalonia of the right-wing Ciudadanos party, said before noting that it depended on whether one used statistics collected by the national organization or by the regional, Catalan organization. “I agree,” Rovira, secretary-general of the center-left Left Republican party (ERC), replied, adding that the Catalan economy had shown signs of recovery in October. “There I disagree,” Arrimadas shot back. “The October numbers have been very bad for Catalonia because the unemployment rate in Catalonia has increased at twice the rate of the rest of Spain.” Évole interjected to avoid a shouting match: “I just asked for the figure.” That figure, he revealed, was 12.5 percent.
https://www.thenation.com/article/catalonias-elections-take-spain-back-to-square-one/




Bet you didn’t think it was going to be him did you? I mean in Russia’s bizarre quest for world domination through internet memes (hey! That’s our job! ), of course you can count on false information to be spread. Like the possibility of Trump simply ridding himself of his Puerto Rico problem and returning the island back to Spain:

Whatever surface plausibility the article may have had stemmed from strained relations between the United States and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. The territory was devastated by the storm, which left millions without power and basic necessities for months. The Trump administration was criticized by many inside and outside Puerto Rico for what was termed an inadequate, too-slow response to the crisis. President Trump said the government’s response compared favorably to that in past hurricanes and told Puerto Ricans the effort had thrown the federal budget “out of whack.”

Although El Nuevo Día is a reputable daily newspaper, a number of clues point to the information being false. For one, no such plan has been reported by any mainstream news outlets anywhere in the world but El Nuevo Día. For another, the agreement has not come up for public debate or voting in Congress, despite the claim that it “enjoys overwhelming support” there. Additionally, there is no U.S. Senator from Alabama (or any other state) named Luke McCullen. (The article also names a fictional U.S. Ambassador to Spain, “Cletus Ryder.” The actual ambassador, confirmed by the Senate in November 2017, is Duke Buchan.)

A disclaimer at the bottom of the article revealed that the story is, in fact, a prank:
https://www.snopes.com/us-returning-puerto-rico-to-spain/




So that might actually be fake news!! Yes! A real life example of what passes for fake news everybody, bravo, Spain, well done!!! Oh, oh the kids love fake news don’t they? But you know part of the reason we did this whole World Tour thing is we really want to educate you as to what you’re getting into should you decide to leave the US to see how the rest of the world lives, and should you decide to move to Spain, well, here’s what you’re in for.

Local property tax rates vary, dependent mainly on the size of the town, said María L. de Castro, director at Costaluz Lawyers in Cádiz, Spain. “The rate ranges from 0.4% to 1.1% of the cadastral value” of the property, she said. Cadastral value, which usually is lower than market value, is “an objectively determined administrative value for each property based on data in the real estate cadaster,” she explained.

When buying a property, be sure to verify that all previous local property taxes have been paid, Ms. De Castro advised. Otherwise they will become your responsibility upon purchase.

A nonresident who owns a Spanish property also has to file yearly income tax. If you rent out your property, you would need to report the rental income and pay 24% of the rentals to the Spanish Tax Office, said Vera Liprandi, partner and office director of the Tenerife branch of De Cotta Law in Spain.
https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/84774-buying-a-second-home-in-spain-here-s-what-you-ll-pay-in-taxes




Except he doesn’t drink. Maybe someone could hold his Diet Coke. Ah, who am I kidding? Trump doesn’t need Spain to justify his crazy, he’s just born that way! But while Spain is rasslin’ over the Catalonia lands, the Canary Islands goes to say: “Hold my beer”!

Among them is the Canary Islands, a Spanish territory about 100 kilometers off the North African coast.

Conquered by the Kingdom of Castile in the late 15th century, the archipelago was granted a substantial degree of autonomy by Madrid through bilateral treaties, under which it was allowed to have its own military and currency.

However, in 1873, when Spain saw the establishment of its first republic, Madrid unilaterally nullified its treaty with the Canary Islands and tried to assimilate it into the rest of the country.

It wasn’t until the founding of the left-wing second republic in Spain in the 1930s that the degree of autonomy was once again restored in the Canary Islands.
http://www.ejinsight.com/20180104-why-spain-is-holding-on-to-canary-islands-at-all-costs/




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USA: “This is the craziest political turmoil we’ve ever seen in our nation’s history.” Spain: “Hold my beer…”.

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

Overall: C

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots: Best Of Season 3

Top 10 Conservative Idiots: Best Of Season 3


Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Oh…. Oh hello! I know right? Whose balls did I have to fondle to get season 4? I can’t tell you, but it rhymes with “Pinner”! So as you can tell, while we’re giving you this edition of also-rans, let me tell you that we have some big things prepared for seasons 4 and 5, and I’m especially looking forward to the return of our March Madness inspired Stupidest State contest! But as far as the Stupidest State goes - will Texas retain their crown or will they be unseated by a new upstart team or will one of the conference favorites retake their title? We’re also going to do another lecture series at some point and we’re going to have a few more go rounds of our popular World Tour where we are going to pick up on some popular and not so popular destinations we might have missed. Plus we missed Chile the first go round, so we are making up for it. As for what happens after that? We have some big things planned but I will not reveal them at least for the time being. What? That’s what I get for doing these not in front of an audience! But while we're laying dormant we're busy creating new graphics, finding new funny memes (you can only use the same one so many times) and creating new bits for your amusement. Plus we are still planning the launch of our first ever Top 10 Podcast. So before we get to the meat of this “best of” we’re going to show that time John Oliver talked about Infowars and exposed the products being sold at Alex Jones’ store, then proceeded to sell Million Dollar Taint Wipes. Hey we own a couple of those! Just kidding!



So where do we begin this “best of” while we’re waiting for season 4? As usual for our best of segments, some of the videos and memes may have been deleted but if possible we will try to use equivalents of the joke we were going for. In the number 1 slot, from Idiots #3-5, is Donald Trump (1) and it’s from way back last summer when Trump went to Poland, and it was about as big of a shit show as you could possibly imagine. Taking the second slot, from Idiots #3-8, is that guy who lasted a total of 10 days in the White House, and we are going to explore the morning drive time banter between Donald Trump and Anthony Scaramucci in “DT And The Mooch” (2). At number 3 is of course Donald Trump (3) and we're going to Idiots #3-25, where his insane McDonalds order was revealed and we had the audacity to try it! Yeah my stomach did not survive that day. In the fourth slot, from Idiots #3-23 Taking the fourth slot from Idiots #3-23, we’re going to ask “The Presidential Turkey Pardon: How Is This Still A Thing”. In the fifth slot is our weekly sermon of all things holy, “Holy Shit”, and for this one we’re going to Idiots #3-16, where after the horrifying shooting in Las Vegas, the Christian right predictably told the victims of the shooting to go fuck themselves. At number 6, from Idiots #3-17, the Alt Right (6) complain to the video game publisher Bethesda that the new game “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” features too much Nazi killing, and you really can’t make this shit up. In the number 7 slot, from Idiots #3-10, we profile Sebastian Gorka in our segment (that we kind of stole from Jim Jeffries) – “This Fucking Guy”. In the number 8 slot, from Idiots #3-15, Alex Jones (8) might possibly be losing it completely. Taking the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot is an edition of “People Are Dumb” from Idiots #3-23, where we saw a guy who really wanted to prove the Earth was flat so he attempted to launch himself in a homemade rocket. In the number 10 slot, from Idiots #3-19, we’re going to take you back to the World Tour where we talked about how China’s falling space station could possibly kill a whole lot of us! Plus we’re also going to end with that time we had Macklemore on the show, which I believe was also the same episode! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!


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From: Idiots #3-5



That happened! So Trump may be the president, but he’s still a loser. Last week, he was on the second leg of his World Deplorable Tour 2017. And this time he went to Poland. Of course, I could point out the last time a crazy wannabe dictator with a messianic complex went to Poland, but we’re on a schedule, we don’t have that kind of time. So here’s the most fucked up thing about this whole G20 summit visit – and we’ll get to the Putin meeting later. But we might need the Sad Hulk Music for this one.

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Donald Trump didn’t exactly earn a unanimously warm welcome during his first trip to Europe as president in May. To ensure that his second visit starts off on a far more positive note this week, considerable measures are being taken, including those borrowed straight from the Communist Party playbook.

Ahead of making his way to Germany for the start of the G-20 summit Friday, Trump will land in Poland Wednesday and is guaranteed a rapturous reception: Supportive crowds literally will be bused in to cheer for him.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-poland-crowds-bus-communist-632124


Worst party bus ever, by the way! And here’s the even more fucked up thing – Poland obviously believes the same bullshit that we do! Is there a Fox News affiliate in Poland?

Trump will find a rare European friend in Poland, a country governed by its own nationalistic government and encouraged by the new U.S. president’s intention to shake up the global political order. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that, like Trump, Poland’s government was being attacked by “liberals, post-communists, lefties and genderists.” He added that Trump was “a man who is changing the shape of the world’s political scene.”


Aw………… Trumpy made a friend!!!



Thanks Trumpy! But we still haven’t got to the heart of the matter yet. Apparently, the Pols are not known for getting American history right. And it was full on in display this week:



Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy shit!! Do they not understand that this is pretty much our equivalent of flying the Nazi flag? Seriously? Wow! Switching subjects, for a minute, before we get into the meat of this, we got to show what Mike Pence did.



It’s like Peter Griffin is in charge!




But this might be the saddest part of the whole G20 summit. Trump was often seen angry and alone – as Trump himself would say – it’s really very sad, OK?

For the second time in a matter of days, the Great Embarrassment — otherwise known as President Donald Trump — was caught on camera looking confused as he aimlessly wandered around, unclear about what he was doing.

On July 4, video emerged of a confused Trump exiting Air Force one and wandering off instead of entering the limousine that was literally right in front of the plane. He had to be directed back to the vehicle.

The second incident where Trump appeared to be confused was just after finishing his speech in Warsaw, Poland.

Trump looked as if he didn’t know where to go.

It’s understandable he’d look to his many handlers for some kind of direction if he wasn’t sure of his next move. Instead, he slowly and aimlessly walked away from the podium, adjusted his suit jacket and stared awkwardly into the crowd. Sad.
http://samuel-warde.com/2017/07/confused-trump-cant-figure-exit-stage-warsaw-speech/?utm_content=buffercb983&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


But Trump was often seen alone at the G20. You know, like that kid who is picked last for football, and rather than play he says "fuck it", and spends recess playing Angry Birds on the bench. Can we show that picture? You know – can we show that picture?



Forget the Sad Hulk Music – this needs something much sadder!



Thank you! And here’s how wrong Trump is when it comes to things. The president of Poland often had to correct Trump on international trade. Oh yeah he’s wrong on everything! But why do you trust him, Poland??? You’ve been invaded by ruthless dictators before!

Donald Trump’s understanding of international trade deals has been called into question by Poland’s President after he seemingly misunderstood the scope of US influence on export pricing.

Andrzej Duda was forced to correct Mr Trump during a joint press conference as part of the US leader’s second foreign visit.

The former real estate mogul joked that the US would be able to influence the pricing for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) exports.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/polish-president-andrzej-duda-corrects-donald-trump-fundamentals-international-trade-misunderstands-a7828466.html




But why does Poland love Trump so much that they’re willing to bend to our bullshit?

Thus far, Donald Trump has governed as a typical Republican president, with the usual suite of tax cuts, deregulation, and conservative nominees for the federal bench. The difference is that unlike his predecessors, Trump isn’t rooted in the tenets of conservativism. Indeed, as a man of id and impulse, it’s hard to say he’s rooted in anything. To the extent that he does have an ideology, it’s a white American chauvinism and its attendant nativism and racism. It was the core of his “birther” crusade against Barack Obama—the claim that for reasons of blood and heritage, Obama couldn’t be legitimate—and the pitch behind his campaign for president. Trump would restore American greatness by erasing the racial legacy of Obama’s presidency: the Hispanic immigration, the Muslim refugees, the black protesters.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/07/the_white_nationalist_roots_of_donald_trump_s_warsaw_speech.html





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From: Idiots #3-8



So last week at Comic Con, Marvel Studios announced more casting news and started teasing footage of two of it’s most highly anticipated movies yet – Avengers: Infinity War and next year’s sequel to Ant-Man, called “Ant Man & The Wasp”. But while we have to wait until next July for the Ant-Man sequel, we can watch our own hilarious duo right now – Donald Trump & Anthony Scaramucci, or as they’re known by their morning drive time handle, DT & The Mooch. Coming up next on DT & The Mooch, it’s the Wednesday morning fart song! And last week – The Mooch was firing on all cylinders!

“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”

Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)

He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.
http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon




Yeah. I mean this is just an utter embarrassment at this point. The GOP has spent the last 20 years mercilessly attacking Clinton for… something. And now we have a complete joke of a presidency that’s getting worse and worse by the minute. I mean The Mooch does need his mouth washed out with soap at this point. And I haven’t even got to the bulk of what he said yet! We need to go full S&P on The Mooch, I’m afraid!

“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)




Hey Scaramucci, you can’t just curse out the Trump administration, that’s my fucking job!!!!! Thank you audience! You know this feels like that point in the series where the writers feel the need to change things up. So they start killing off favorite characters (like Sean Spicer) and replacing them with new hot shots. And then new plot twists are introduced. Scaramucci called a guy a cocksucker? So outrageous!!! So with that in mind we’re going to go full Standards & Practices on Anthony Scaramucci and do a live bleep of his briefing!



“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a <BLEEP>ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the <BLEEP>ing thing and see if I can <BLEEP> block these people the way I <BLEEP>-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)




Thank you! And he’s referring to himself in the third person? I mean this guy really is a perfect candidate for the Jersey Shore reboot! “Hey it’s Tony S here and I’m going to <BLEEP> all you <BLEEP>ing <BLEEP> ing <BLEEPS>!!!!” Maybe he should start a department store called “Nobody Beats The Mooch!”. But did you know he has a wife and a kid, possibly more? Yes somebody decided to swipe right on that guy, and we feel sorry for you!

Anthony Scaramucci sent his wife a text after she gave birth to their second child saying, "Congratulations, I’ll pray for our child," it has been claimed.

Donald Trump’s communications director reportedly sent the message after missing the birth of his second child, James, with his estranged wife Deidre.

The pair reportedly separated some months ago and Ms Scaramucci filed for divorce just two weeks before she gave birth to her son, when she was eight months pregnant.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/anthony-scaramucci-wife-miss-birth-son-donald-trump-white-house-communications-deidre-scaramucci-a7868351.html




Wait – that’s it? Your wife just gave birth to your son and your first thing to do is text her “I’ll pray for you?”. How do you handle other family announcements? “Congrats on your wedding, cousin! I’ll pray for you!”. Maybe that’s why he’s getting divorced. But he’s the Mooch, and nobody beats him!

The wife of newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci reportedly wants a divorce, just days after giving birth to the couple’s son.

The Page Six gossip column of The New York Post on Friday reported that Deidre Ball, 38, had filed for divorce from Scaramucci. Ball began dating the 53-year-old Scaramucci in 2011 and they are believed to have gotten married in 2014, according to the Post. They have two children together, one of whom was born prematurely this past Monday.

Ball’s lawyer, Jill Stone, on Saturday confirmed the divorce story to The New York Daily News, but shot down rumors that Scaramucci’s “naked ambition” and desire to be a fixture in President Donald Trump’s administration drove a wedge between the couple.

“Whoever decided to state that that was the cause, that has nothing to do with her filing for divorce,” Stone told the paper, declining to get into specifics.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-deidre-ball-divorce_us_597bb23fe4b0da64e879438c





And now my producer is telling me that Trump has decided to fire Anthony Scaramucci. So this will be it for DT & The Mooch.

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/us/politics/anthony-scaramucci-white-house.html





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From: Idiots #3-25

You know I originally had an entry where I was going to talk about how pathetic the Trump’s first White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony went, and it went about as well as you could expect. But I didn’t like the entry. Instead – I want to talk about something else – the Trump diet. Everyone knows how much our glorious leader loves him some fast food. He even went out of his way to get the White House to create his favorite sandwich – The Big Mac.

Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.”

And Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”

The scenes are among the most surreal passages in a forthcoming book chronicling Trump’s path to the presidency co-written by Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump’s campaign manager, and David Bossie, another top aide. The book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” paints a portrait of a campaign with an untested candidate and staff rocketing from crisis to crisis, in which Lewandowski and a cast of mostly neophyte political aides learn on the fly and ultimately accept Trump’s propensity to go angrily off message.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-campaign-big-macs-screaming-fits-and-constant-rivalries/2017/12/02/18bcfa30-d6bd-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html




So screaming. Check. Insatiable love of junk food? Check. The only thing missing seems to be that he needs the toy from the happy meals. He really is a man child. Seriously – I predicted that he would go full Howard Hughes by the end of his first term. And he might already be there.

Now, in a new book from former Donald Trump associates Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, Let Trump Be Trump, the two detail the president’s eating habits — which do much to explain both his body type and his explosive temper.

“There were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke,” they write.

While on the road, the campaign would often stop at McDonald’s, where Trump would order two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake, which roughly equals a whopping 2,420 calories.

The book also details how campaign staffer Sam Nunberg was purposely left behind at a McDonald’s when his personal order took too long. “Leave him,” Trump said. He was left behind at the counter, waiting for his food.
http://www.bravotv.com/the-feast/donald-trumps-favorite-fast-food-meal-has-2420-calories




Yeah Trump’s food pyramid is kind of like the one from Idiocracy. Only replace the Brawndo with Diet Coke. Diet Coke a shitload!!!! Here’s something else that signals that Trump has the diet of a two year old.

The plane’s cupboards were stacked with Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels and many packages of Oreos because Trump, a renowned germaphobe, would not eat from a previously opened package.

Worse still is how central this diet is to letting Trump “be Trump,” to quote the book’s title. Adviser Sam Nunberg got purposely left behind at one McDonald’s because his “special-order burger” was taking too long for the president. “Leave him,” Trump supposedly ordered. “Let’s go.” Lewandowski and Bossie add that orchestrating Trump’s meals was literally “as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency.” Ensuring that a bag of hot fast food was waiting for Trump on the plane was therefore an all-hands-on-deck situation.
http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/12/trumps-fast-food-diet-gets-even-more-unsettling.html




Vienna sausages? Seriously? Dude, I live in California. You know the only thing you’re supposed to do with a can of Vienna sausages? You put them in your disaster preparedness kit and then you never see them ever again! Those things are not meant for human consumption. But here’s the thing – Trump loves fast food for the cleanliness despite that his own restaurant failed to meet health standards (see: Idiots #2-20. But how clean are they?

There is seemingly no end to the list of policies by President Donald Trump that Democrats and Republicans argue about. But one matter that might be indisputable is Trump’s contention that fast food restaurants are cleaner than other establishments.

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The company found that fast food restaurants had lower bacteria counts overall, and many times, germs were contained in the bathrooms (a small relief, though you may want to use that toilet seat cover next time). In five-star restaurants, germs were evenly divided between the bathrooms and condiments. The reason, according to the report authors, is the extra layer of dish-washing at nicer restaurants as many casual places utilize disposable utensils.

Bacillus cereus bacteria, which was found to be more prevalent in the five-star establishments, are found in food items and can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Gram positive cocci, which was found in fast-food restaurants, is responsible for staph infections. So neither strain is exactly pleasant.

Trump's eating habits have garnered lots of attention as the businessman-turned-president is fairly vocal about his intake of fast food, but a new book released Tuesday, Let Trump Be Trump, further details his drive-thru diet. Written by Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager and transition team director, David Bossie, the book explains how the president sustained himself on junk food during his campaign, reported The Washington Post.
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-right-fast-food-joints-are-cleaner-swanky-restaurants-735628




Actually, you’re right on this one, sir. For once. So for those of you keeping score at home, we have Trump – 1, Top 10 – 1,434,313,141,123! Ha!!!! And we haven’t even hit edition #100 yet! But Trump’s diet is not meant for mere mortals!

It's a well-documented fact that Donald Trump loves fast food.

And as attested to in a new book written by two of his former campaign aides, his go-to from McDonald's is quite the tall order.

The president's typical order at the Golden Arches is two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake - malted, according to the book. That's a lot of calories for one meal - 2,430 in all.

I'm a big fan of McDonald's myself - my shameless love of the Big Mac is public knowledge. It's my go-to order at McDonald's, no less.

Of course, I only order one, but who's counting? I'm assuming running a global business enterprise takes a lot of energy, never mind leading the free world.

So, I decided to try Trump's beefy and brash lunch choice to truly immerse myself in the down-to-earth culinary tastes of one of the most powerful men in the world.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/casual/i-ate-trumps-absurd-2430-calorie-mcdonalds-order-%e2%80%94-and-it-was-even-worse-than-i-imagined/ss-BBGevYG?li=BBnb7Kw#image=1




Thank you Thor! You know - *WE* are going to attempt this feat for superiority. I have in front of me – two Big Macs, two Filet O Fishes, and a large chocolate shake. Oh yeah that’s good shit! *30 minutes later* Excuse me… … I mean couldn’t Trump just go the way of Richmond Valentine from the movie Kingsman?

It's no secret that Donald Trump isn't the healthiest guy out there. But now, thanks to some new insider information, we learned just how far his unhealthy habits reach: Trump's presidential diet resembles that of a 17-year-old stoner.

An upcoming book by ousted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski details Trump's favorite foods, including KFC, pizza, Diet Coke, and of course, McDonald's. His trademark feast at Mickey D's happens to be two Big Macs, a chocolate malt, and two of the perpetually controversial Filet-O-Fish—a sandwich that happens to be Desus Nice's favourite, as well.

"If even someone as bad as Donald Trump can enjoy a Filet-O-Fish, that is the unity we need to bring this nation together," Desus said.
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/pazdj8/desus-and-mero-discuss-trumps-fast-food-diet





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From: Idiots #3-23

Time once again to ask:



This week: The Presidential Turkey Pardon. How Is This Still A Thing? Can we please admit that in 2017, that the presidential turkey pardon is one of the stupidest traditions in American history? Especially when a giant turkey currently occupies the Oval Office? I mean what business does Trump have pardoning a turkey when he is one? And anyone remember how lavish his Thanksgiving spread was? And they call Hillary the elitist. But like one of my favorite traditions – the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest (‘Merica!!!) on July 4th, the presidential turkey pardon gets more ridiculous every year, and it really makes one wonder why the terrorists hate us. This year adds a turkey fashion show:

What makes a good presidential turkey? Showmanship. A readiness to strut his stuff and gobble on command, yet enough restraint to stay on a table for the big photo op.

So say a Minnesota turkey farmer and 4-H kids who raised the turkey that will go to the White House for an official pardon from President Donald Trump on Tuesday. It's the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey tradition. Here's a little deeper look at the event and what goes into it:

THE TRADITION

White House archives show that Americans have sent presidents holiday turkeys at least since 1873 under President Ulysses S. Grant. But the National Thanksgiving Turkey dates from 1947, when the National Turkey Federation became the official supplier and presented a 47-pound gobbler to President Harry Truman. In those days the turkeys were destined for dinner.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-thanksgiving-turkey-pardon-20171121-story.html




I like that one! Excuse me a minute… By the way, if you want suggestions for a centerpiece maybe don’t ask Ivanka Trump, because at a Thanksgiving dinner, you want people to come to the table, not run away from it screaming in horror!

The lifestyle brand named after the first daughter tweeted out a blog post on Thursday featuring ideas from interior designer Allison Domonoske on how to create a memorable Thanksgiving centerpiece. But instead of being trendy and popular, the suggestions were nightmarish and widely mocked.

IvankaTrump.com called the creation a "beautiful, bold and unexpected Thanksgiving tablescape," but the internet disagreed. It not only tore apart Domonoske's concept—a giant clam shell filled with pumpkins, moss, milkweed, pine cones and driftwood—but also searched for hidden meaning in the project.

Several Twitter users noted that even the pumpkins Domonoske selected were white, linking the choice to Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, repeated Muslim ban proposals and his perma-tanned skin. Some compared the over-the-top nature of the decoration to the president's $100 million gilded penthouse in New York City. And others simply pointed out the differences in the priorities of the first family versus everyday Americans.
http://www.newsweek.com/ivanka-trump-thanksgiving-table-centerpiece-wtf-716052


Can we show that?

https://twitter.com/IvankaTrumpHQ/status/931303381464965122

Yeah that doesn’t say “beautiful and unexpected”, that says “I’m going to eat your children in their sleep and give them nightmares!”. Back to the subject at hand – the presidential turkey pardon. Pundits are already speculating that this might be the weirdest Thanksgiving ever. Thanks Putin for ruining my favorite holiday for me!

Drumstick and Wishbone have been living it up in Washington, D.C. – but only one has what it takes to be the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

President Donald Trump will pardon one of the gobblers at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the White House, as part of a tradition that may date as far back as Abraham Lincoln. This ritual will mark the 70th year the National Turkey Federation has presented the president with a turkey.

Trump will either pardon either Drumstick or Wishbone, depending on the results of a poll from the White House. (While just one will be used for the ceremony, both will be spared from the Thanksgiving table.)

The two turkeys appear to be living a life of luxury as they await the ceremony in the capital. Photos of both birds posted on the White House’s Twitter and Instagram accounts showed them staying at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, a five-star hotel just blocks away from the White House.
http://time.com/5033050/trump-pardons-national-thnaksgiving-turkey/




How about this – maybe don’t name turkeys after the food they will ultimately will become, let’s not torture the poor birds! But here’s the main difference between the democratic and republican Thanksgivings, and can you be shocked at how the other one lives? And they have the nerve to call the democrats elitist!

This is probably why it feels like we’re gearing up for a very weird Thanksgiving this year, under Trump. It’s the most American of holidays, and it’s the most humanizing of presidential celebrations, as, usually, we get to see the president doing what presidents have always done, despite their political gains and losses. But Donald Trump has already shown how awkwardly (if not offensively) he performs the least polemicized of presidential duties, like calling the family members of fallen soldiers or visiting with the victims of natural disasters. Not to mention, how he managed to make a visit from trick-or-treating children on Halloween as uncomfortable as possible.

The White House Thanksgiving is epitomized by the presidential turkey pardon in the Rose Garden, one of those bizarre, off-kilter traditions that are next-to-impossible to fully explain to foreigners, like trying to convey the meaning of a particularly wonky idiom. On Tuesday, Trump will pardon two turkeys (as usual, a chosen turkey and a back-up) though we have yet to know their names. It’s difficult to imagine this will go very smoothly for him, with his strange history with animals. Not only are his offspring famous for shooting them, Trump had that very odd and oft-memed photoshoot with a bald eagle for Time magazine (the eagle could clearly sense something was wrong). And many people have remarked that Trump is the first president in several decades not to have a dog (or cat or fish or bird), despite a member of his Palm Beach cohort seemingly rearing one (Patton) expressly for that purpose
https://www.vogue.com/article/weirdest-thanksgiving-ever-under-trump




Yes – how do you explain this to foreigners? You can’t even really explain it to children. See kids? That turkey has been fed a steady diet of hardcore steroids and growth formulas! That’s why it’s big enough to be the national turkey! But we can’t eat it! And a new study shows that Trump and turkey don’t mix:

Turkey and Trump don’t mix, and now we have the data to prove it.

Economists M. Keith Chen of UCLA and Ryne Rohla of Washington State University used location records from 10 million smartphones and precinct-level voting data to prove that Donald Trump’s election shortened Thanksgiving dinners by 62 million hours nationwide in 2016. Their working paper is currently under review by the journal Science.

The research showed that politically divided families cut their parties short by an average of 20 to 30 minutes and that Republican voters were more likely to leave parties in Democratic households than Democrats were to leave Republican ones. The partisan divide was even more pronounced in areas with heavily targeted political advertising.

Chen and Rohla started their research by using anonymized data from Safegraph, which collected more than 17 trillion smartphone location markers in November 2016. These statistics allowed “observation of actual (not self-reported) movement behavior, at extremely precise spatial and temporal levels,” they write.
http://observer.com/2017/11/thanksgiving-politics-trump-data/




And guess where Trump is having his first ever Thanksgiving dinner? We’ll give you a hint – it ain’t at the White House, that is for damn sure!

Plans appear to be underway for President Trump to spend Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a "VIP Movement Notification" for Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday night, flagging dates between Nov. 21 and 26 for flight restrictions.

The notices are typically issued ahead of planned visits by the president to give other pilots advanced warning of possible restrictions in a particular area.

The latest FAA notice was first reported by the Palm Beach Post.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/360414-trump-expected-to-travel-to-mar-a-lago-for-thanksgiving




So there you have it – a perfect storm of meat sweats, terrible Thanksgiving decorations, and an actual turkey in the White House. That’s enough to make you ask – the Presidential Turkey Pardon:




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From: Idiots #3-16

Yes friends! Gather around, friends! Pass the collection plate, friends!!! Yay, during this most troubling of times we once again turn to the holiest among us. But unfortunately we realize that the holiest among us are full of…



Today, in the most darkest of times, after the most horrifying of mass shootings, we are once again turning to the most godly among us. And we are very much finding out that the godliest among us are also the craziest among us. To start this segment, we have our old friend – the guy who goes out of his way to pretend he’s a coach, Dave Daubenmire. Who offered this batshit craziest of theories about the shooting.

On his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning, Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire said last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which 50 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded, was just the latest example of “the wrath of God” being unleashed on America for being such a wicked nation.

“In the world of America, where guys climb up on towers in Las Vegas and pick off people at a concert,” he said, “where people indiscriminately kill one another, the wrath of God [is] being revealed. See, the wrath of God being revealed means that the things that the Lord used to prevent, He doesn’t prevent so much any more. He doesn’t prevent them. Maybe He doesn’t cause them, He doesn’t cause a hurricane to come into Houston, but He doesn’t prevent it. That’s for sure.”

“Maybe He doesn’t cause that guy to shoot people, but He doesn’t prevent it,” Daubenmire continued. “We used to have a sense of spiritual covering over us but it’s rapidly disappearing because, even though I stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the American government is pretty wicked.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-vegas-shooting-was-the-wrath-of-god-being-revealed-on-a-wicked-nation/


Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! These two things have absolutely nothing to do with each other, just like Dave has nothing to do with being an actual coach. I mean come on David, we can tell you're standing in front of an obviously fake blue screen stadium backdrop. Can we rolleth thy tape on that?



But then Dave not only doesn’t back down, he doubles down on his theory and suggests that Stephen Paddock might have been a government controlled assassin:

Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire used his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning to address the pressing question of whether the person responsible for last weekend’s mass shooting in Las Vegas might have been a victim of government mind control.

Daubenmire said that we all know “about mind control being used to create super soldiers, hidden assassins that are going to emerge” and so people must admit that “this is real.”

“Whether this guy was a mind-controlled assassin, we don’t know that,” Daubenmire said, “but the idea that he was a mind control assassin is not far out. It’s not far out, folks. And if you’re foolish enough to think that this is tinfoil hat stuff and this isn’t going on, I don’t know what to tell you.”

“We know this stuff is real,” he said later in the broadcast as he tried to connect the issue of mind control to Antifa, Barack Obama and George Soros.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-wonders-if-las-vegas-shooter-was-a-government-mind-controlled-assassin/


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David, I believe my son, that you have been hitteh in thine head too many times. You know this stuff is real? Do you haveth thine proof? No? Then sit back down! Next up we have Pat Robertson. How is it that we lost Frank Zappa back in 1993 but Pat Robertson is still alive? Jesus must think he’s a real jerk.

On “The 700 Club” today, televangelist Pat Robertson linked last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas to a disrespect for President Trump, the national anthem and God.

“Violence in the streets, ladies and gentlemen. Why is it happening?” he asked. “The fact that we have disrespect for authority; there is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him. It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”

“Until there is biblical authority,” Robertson continued, “there has to be some controlling authority in our society and there is none. And when there is no vision of God, the people run amok … and we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/pat-robertson-blames-vegas-shooting-on-disrespect-for-trump-the-national-anthem-and-god/




Next up we are switching subjects. You know Alabama’s senate candidate Roy Moore? You know he is among the craziest of us. Apparently false religion beith a thing that exists, and he is combating something that apparently is not a problem.

CNN reported recently on a February speech in which Moore suggested that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were God’s judgment on America for having “distanced ourselves” from God, including efforts to “legitimize sodomy” and “legitimize abortion.”

Moore has long warned that God is judging America. In a 2012 speech, Moore said that Satan was behind marriage equality and legal abortion, which is why God “has a controversy with the inhabitants of this land, and until we reject those evils, we shall suffer accordingly”:
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/roy-moore-wins-gop-senate-nomination-his-long-history-of-fighting-false-religion-criminal-lifestyle-pre-k-indoctrination/




Yay, what are these people even angry about? Do they even know anymore? They’ve been lied to for so long they don’t know what they’re mad about. I mean really is the right’s argument about gay marriage even valid anymore? Well there’s Bryan Fischer – who believes that the right way to solve a gun problem is guess what? More guns!

American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer said on his radio show yesterday that the problem at the heart of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas is that too few people had guns.

Fischer told a caller who wondered if the massacre could have been stopped if armed guests in the Mandalay Bay hotel had burst into the shooter’s room and killed him that “that was a good question to raise.”

While admitting that breaking down a hotel room door in order to confront a heavily armed assailant in the midst of carrying out a massacre “might have been difficult” for an average hotel guest, Fischer said “it certainly would create the possibility if there was somebody next door with a weapon, maybe this thing could have been stopped before 55 people were dead.”

“The problem is not too many guns,” Fischer said, “but too few.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bryan-fischer-on-vegas-shooting-the-problem-is-not-too-many-guns-but-too-few/




Really these people couldn’t be more stupid if they had tried. That comes with the problem of not thinking for thyself. But finally while on the subject of persecution – the right wing are the most paranoid among us, friends! And there is Sandy Rios.

Religious Right radio host Sandy Rios claimed that the term “alt-right” was constructed by liberals to denigrate conservatives, especially those like her who speak out “in the name of Jesus.”

While speaking with pro-Trump Religious Right leader Robert Jeffress this morning, Rios asked for his thoughts about a letter evangelical pastors sent to the White House asking that President Donald Trump take more steps to condemn the white supremacist alt-right movement. Jeffress told Rios he thought the letter was unnecessary.

“Let’s be clear. The president has soundly denounced racism,” Jeffress said, citing Trump’s signing of a joint resolution of Congress that renounced white supremacist and other hate groups. The letter evangelical leaders sent, Jeffress said, “is continuing to pick at a scab that does not need to be picked at.”

Rios said she agreed with Jeffress and that a lot of the “good men on this letter” didn’t fully understand what they had signed.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/sandy-rios-the-term-alt-right-was-constructed-to-denigrate-christians-like-me/




Yes, they just get crazier and crazier! They really are a special kind of stupid, aren’t they? But they need a lesson in how real life religion works as their treatment of our president!

As the Religious Right coalesced behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign last year, various narratives began to emerge that Trump had found God—or at least “opened himself” to Christianity—thanks to his proximity to conservative evangelical leaders.

George Barna, a conservative Christian pollster who is out with a new book arguing that Christians brought about Trump’s election in what he has called a “major miracle” sent by God, added to this narrative in a recent interview with Virginia talk radio host Rob Schilling, saying that the conservative religious leaders who Trump has surrounded himself with in the White House have brought about a “major change” in “the heart and hopefully the soul of this man who’s now our president.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/george-barna-religious-leaders-have-effected-a-major-change-in-trumps-soul/




You can’t really change a soul when that individual had no soul to begin with! Thank you very much for attending! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That is it for this week, friends! Now sayeth it with thy self:




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From: Idiots #3-17

Spin the wheel! Wheel goes round, wheel goes round, wheel goes round. Where does it stop? It stops on… Clip without context!



Because that’s what they want you to think, Dave! You know the truth is out there!



Spin it again! And we’re going to play “Who’s The Snowflake???”!



So normally we have two or 3 entries for this game. But this time we just have one, and that is Nazis. Who might be some of the biggest snowflakes of them all. Now if you play video games, you might have heard that one of gaming’s biggest publishers – Bethesda Interactive – is gearing up to release one of their biggest games in this decade. I’m talking about “Wolfenstein: The New Colossus” which is out on October 27th. Well, the trailer has riled up a certain group of individuals, and see if you can guess:

All told, Bethesda is quite proud of how it's presenting the new Wolfenstein game, and frankly, politics aside, the game's marketing seems perfectly appropriate since Wolfenstein is essentially a game about killing Nazis.

Despite the blowback, Pete Hines, Bethesda's VP for PR and marketing, did not back down from the game's anti-Nazi stance.

The video itself is just a few seconds long, depicting orderly lines of Nazi soldiers (the game's main foe) with the text "Not my America" superimposed on top of it. You could say, fighting Nazis is a staple for the franchise.

"Wolfenstein has been a decidedly anti-Nazi series since the first release more than 20 years ago".

Here's what happened. Bethesda, for those who don't know, has started marketing its new game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, by directly taking on the apparent rise of neo-Nazism and alt-right in the United States. Drawing clear parallels to current U.S. politics, including Donald Trump's presidential slogan "Make America Great Again", Hines spoke up about the criticisms Bethesda had received in the wake of the trailer's release.
http://expressnewsline.com/2017/10/07/bethesda-calls-reaction-to-wolfenstein-2s-nazi-killing.html




So let’s ask this…. *cue reverb* WHO’S… damn it!! You screwed up the reverb again! Let’s try it again. Take two! WHO’S THE SNOWFLAKE????? Oh that was good! Well, the snowflake in this case is the Nazis, because Bethesda isn’t backing down.

For so many reasons, Wolfenstein II looks to be a fantastic new addition to the classic game series, and as such, publisher Bethesda has pushed its advertising and promotional effort hard. As the company is quickly finding out, however, even if you think an advertising campaign provides a bulletproof message, you're may still to have to deal with backlash, especially if it also pushes the envelope a bit.

In this particular case, Bethesda published a trailer that held back no punches, stating: "Make America Nazi-Free Again." Blunt? Incredibly. Unfortunately, white supremacist and Nazi-related subjects have been prominent in the US news recently, while some people have related President Trump to that current landscape as well. As a result of this, and because the campaign slogan riffs off Donald Trump's original campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again" for his presidential bid, some folks have taken Bethesda's stance with this advertising campaign to be very anti-Trump.
https://hothardware.com/news/bethesda-defends-its-trump-inspired-wolfenstein-ii-nazi-killing-slogan-make-america-nazi-free-again


Can we throw that tweet up there?

https://twitter.com/wolfenstein/status/916075551382585344

Yes – Make America Nazi Free Again! Assuming Steve Bannon doesn’t get to it first! But the feud between Bethesda and neo Nazi Trump trolls isn’t over. Oh no it’s just beginning! Pass the popcorn!

Wolfenstein franchise has always been about killing Nazis and the upcoming Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will be no different, however, Bethesda’s marketing campaign for the game is being deemed controversial by some and now the studio has come ahead to defend it.

Speaking with Game Industry, Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines addressed the controversy behind Wolfenstein 2: The Colossus’ anti-Nazi marketing campaign and added that Bethesda doesn’t make games to make political statements.

At the time none of us expected that the game would be seen as a comment on current issues, but here we are. Bethesda doesn’t develop games to make specific statements or incite political discussions. We make games that we think are fun, meaningful, and immersive for a mature audience.

In Wolfenstein’s case, it’s pure coincidence that Nazis are marching in the streets of America this year. And it’s disturbing that the game can be considered a controversial political statement at all.

The controversy more or less started with the game’s recent trailer containing a “make America Nazi-free again” message to which many have made connections with the current political environment while Bethesda’s intentions are only to market the game to a wider audience.
https://segmentnext.com/2017/10/09/wolfenstein-2-new-colossus-defend-market/




But in case you’re wondering who BJ Blazkowicz might be up against, I give you some actual Nazis in our old buddy Milo Yiannopolous. Who got kicked out of a bar after doing this! So… reverb! WHO’S THE SNOWFLAKE???? Ooh that was good!

One night last spring, infamous right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and Dallas' homegrown white nationalist, Richard Spencer, walked into a karaoke bar on Abrams Road in Lake Highlands. They left less than a half-hour later after being kicked out by One Nostalgia Tavern's bartenders. Before they did, someone filmed a video of Yiannopoulos singing "America the Beautiful" as Spencer and his fellow travelers gave a Nazi salute from the crowd.

Last night, the Observer talked to one of the bartenders on duty the night the video was filmed about that night and how it feels to be part of what's now the centerpiece of a Buzzfeed feature exploring the connections between Yiannopoulos' former employer Breitbart and the mishmash of white-nationalist, racist and neo-Nazis sometimes referred to as the alt-right.

"It was around 1 a.m. when [Yiannopoulos, Spencer and friends] came into the bar. It was very odd because they all had the same haircut," Amiti Perry says. "I had no idea who Richard Spencer was. I had no idea that was Milo. In fact, I had no idea that was Milo until today."
http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/interview-with-bartender-who-kicked-milo-yiannopoulos-out-of-karaoke-9948271






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From: Idiots #3-10

It’s time for:



This week’s “This Fucking Guy” is a senior advisor of the White House – and a guy who really, really wants to emphasize the word “white” – “Dr.” Sebastian Gorka. You might be saying “who”? Because he’s really not that well known. Like Erik Prince, “Dr.” Sebastian Gorka prefers to remain in the shadows, you know, like Bane from the Dark Knight Rises. Only difference is Bane kicks ass and takes names, but I can’t really say that for anyone coming from this administration. So when what happened in Charlotte happened, guess what Gorka said?

Just days before a white supremacist rally resulted in the death of three people in Virginia, a White House adviser claimed that white supremacists were “not the problem” in America.

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president with a murky White House role and a controversial history, appeared on the Breitbart News Daily radio show to discuss the real threat to the US – radical Islamic terror.

“It’s this constant, ‘Oh, it’s the white man. It’s the white supremacists. That’s the problem.’ No, it isn’t, Maggie Haberman,” Mr Gorka said, referring to the prominent New York Times reporter.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/sebastian-gorka-charlottesville-white-supremacists-not-problem-white-house-adviser-breitbart-news-a7893156.html




So when what looks like an act of war happens thanks to white supremacists, this fucking guy is like “oh there’s no problems with white supremacists”. Well guess what? If you don’t have a problem with white supremacists, that means you are one! But there’s lots of demands right now to fire him along with Bannon in the wake of this week:

WASHINGTON

Religious and civil rights leaders called on President Donald Trump to fire White House advisors Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, whose association with the white-supremacist “alt-right” movement have come under heightened scrutiny following Saturday’s violent racial clash in Charlottesville, Va.

“Supporters of white supremacists, violent extremism, racial bigotry and neo-Nazis should not serve in the White House or any level of government,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, during a telephone press briefing with reporters on Sunday.

Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, a right-wing conservative news site that’s a favorite with white nationalists and the so-called “alt-right” movement of anti-semitic and white-power groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bannon also served as CEO of Trump’s presidential campaign.

Gorka, a deputy assistant to Trump, has ties to anti-Semitic, right-wing groups in Hungary.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article167025242.html#storylink=cpy




Yeah just let me close my laptop here… OK we’re good! In fact Charlottesville is not the first time this fucking guy has tried to pass off a terrorist attack as a setup. You know there was that bombing at a mosque in Minnesota a few weeks ago? Well, this fucking guy had this to say:

Three days after a bomb exploded at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, a White House official told MSNBC that he isn't yet convinced the attack was not a "fake hate crime."

President Trump has not issued a statement — via Twitter or the White House press office — since the attack at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center took place.

On MSNBC, Sebastian Gorka, a top national security adviser to the president, said the president won't speak out about the bombing until "local authorities provide their assessment." (Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has called the bombing "a criminal act of terrorism." The local police handed the investigation to the FBI.)
https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhiprakash/gorka-minneapolis-mosque-hate-crime?utm_term=.csDEQ0dPg#.tn69m8k7e




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Really, Gorka? You have to go there and blame “the left” for this? Why don’t you guys take a look in the fucking mirror? If there’s one thing the Trump administration is particularly horrible at, among other things, is analogies. You know like how I compare them to a fly on a horse’s ass. Thank you! Well, here’s what Gorka said when talking about one of the Trump administration’s favorite boogeymen – “radial Islam”!

White House national-security aide Sebastian Gorka offered an unusual analogy to defend Trump's preference for referring to attacks by Islamist extremists as "radical Islamic terrorism" during an interview on MSNBC Tuesday, comparing the debate over terms to medical diagnoses.

MSNBC Live co-host Ali Veshi noted during an interview with Gorka that recent terrorist attacks in the West have had "little or no material or operational" connection to ISIS and cited some who have argued such attacks won't go away even with the demise of that terrorist group.

Asked about the reasoning behind the White House tactic of referring to "radical Islamic terrorism" when describing such attacks, Gorka said it would "jettison the political correctness of the last eight years," referring to the Obama administration's avoidance of that term in such cases.
http://www.businessinsider.com/sebastian-gorka-treating-radical-islamic-terrorism-like-flu-instead-of-cancer-analogy-2017-8




Really? You have to make the cancer analogy? We could say that about white supremacists – they are a cancer! And they’re spreading like mad! In fact despite that “Dr.” Gorka insists people call him “doctor”, he actually had to be reminded that Rex Tillerson is fourth in line to the presidency!

Update: Gorka is now saying his comments have been misconstrued and that he was merely saying the media shouldn’t ask Tillerson questions about military matters. “I said for reporters to force our chief diplomat — the amazing Rex Tillerson — to give details of military options is nonsensical. He is the secretary of state. ... I was admonishing the journalist of the fake news-industrial complex ... who are demanding that he make the military case for action.”

For those worried that President Trump might get into nuclear war with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson provided some solace Wednesday. “Americans should sleep well at night,” Tillerson said, tempering Trump’s promise to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it continued to threaten the United States. Tillerson emphasized that no conflict was imminent.

But now another Trump administration voice is suggesting that we shouldn’t pay Tillerson much mind.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/10/more-drama-in-trumpland-gorka-publicly-shuns-tillersons-effort-to-scale-back-north-korea-red-line/?utm_term=.68e5d3921d5c




Yeah of course he’ll deny it! That’s part of the “take no responsibility” that this administration is known for! That’s Sebastian Gorka, this week’s:



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From: Idiots #3-15

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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You know what time it is? It’s time for this!



Yes – by now you should know that people are people, and people are dumb. And who’s stupid this week? Why it’s idiots with guns! And when a gun accidentally goes off, can you be surprised at all that there’s no good guys with guns to stop the shootings from happening? Well, we go to the Volunteer State, Tennessee for this insane story.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.

A man in his 80s pulled out a .380 caliber Ruger handgun and said, "I carry my handgun everywhere," according to Parks.

He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber, and returned the gun to its holster, Parks said.

"Evidently he just forgot that he re-chambered the weapon," Parks said.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/16/two-accidentally-shot-church-while-discussing-church-shootings/873053001/




Next in People Are Dumb – the movie Borat. Yeah it’s been 10 years since that movie was in the theaters, and frat boy idiots and comedians like me *STILL* quote that movie. But if you ever actually go to Kazakhstan, maybe don’t do this! I hear they hate that movie in Kazakhstan.

(PRAGUE) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the “I Love Astana” sign.

But local police took action, detaining them on Friday and fining them 22,500 tenge ($68) each for committing minor hooliganism, according to the Kazakh news website informburo.kz.
http://time.com/5026484/tourists-detained-borat-kazakhstan/




Next up in People Are Dumb – idiots with guns! And there’s a lot of idiots with guns out there. Hey, I know what country I live in! Well, specifically – this is idiots with guns in church!

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. — An 81-year-old man who accidentally shot his wife and himself at church while showing off his gun won't face charges or lose his carry permit, police said Friday.

Wayne Reid shot himself in the hand and his 80-year-old wife, Kathy, through the abdomen around 1 p.m. ET Thursday while showing off his Ruger pistol to a fellow parishioner at First United Methodist Church.

"As far as I know, he'll get to keep it," police Chief Russ Parks said of the firearm. "No one who was in the church is wishing to press charges, and we in the police department think they've suffered enough."

Tellico Plains is a community of fewer than 1,000 residents on the edge of the Smoky Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Knoxville, Tenn.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/17/accidental-church-shooting-gun-permit/876435001/




Next up – we go to Sweden for this one. And what do you think of when you think of Sweden? I know – Swedish meatballs! Man, I love a good plate of Swedish meatballs!

Swedish meatballs are always a welcome sight on the dinner table, but less so when 20 tonnes of them block the road in front of you.

This is the spectacle that faced unwary drivers on 15 November along the Skara-Lundsbrunn road in southwest Sweden, when icy evening conditions meant that the trailer of a lorry skidded into a ditch, taking the meatball mountain with it, Skara Lans Tidning reports.

The lorry itself remained on the road, but all the meatballs needed to be first offloaded onto the carriageway before the trailer could be hauled out of the ditch.

"The trailer was heavier than the lorry itself, and it is very slippery out there," police officer Tommy Emriksson told Swedish TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42027986




Bork! Bork! Bork! Ah, I love the Swedish chef! Next up in People Are Dumb, we go to Utah, where this man is trying to get the name of a local high school’s mascot changed because of a truly bizarre reason!

The mythical namesake of Arizona's capital and biggest city has appeared in countless pieces of literature, on flags and in even comic books, but one Utah parent is concerned that the phoenix should not be the mascot of a new high school in his town.

Farmington High School is set to open in 2018. Kyle Fraughton, of Farmington, doesn't think phoenix should be the school's mascot because the word sounds similar to "penises" when pluralized.

Chris Williams, a district spokesman, said administrators remain confident students will mirror the reputation of the mascot.

"We don’t see anything about the plural version of phoenix having anything to do what’s going to be happening at the school or on the football field," he told Salt Lake City's Fox 13. "We think students are going to rise to the occasion."
http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/people/2017/11/14/z-utah-school-mascot-phoenix-plural/861982001/




Next up in People Are Dumb – I can kind of see why conservatives make fun of liberals for needing safe spaces, and this one really doesn’t help. Is Steve Martin’s classic SNL bit about King Tut really *THAT* offensive? Well…

Steve Martin’s seminal “King Tut” sketch is being blasted as cultural appropriation by a group of students at a prestigious liberal arts college in Oregon after the classic "Saturday Night Live" parody was played in a humanities course.

The sketch, created by Martin in 1978 to parody the hysteria and commercialization surrounding a traveling Tutankhamun exhibit, has outraged students who say the sketch is the cultural equivalent of blackface because one of the side actors emerged from a sarcophagus with his face painted gold.

"That’s like somebody … making a song just littered with the n-word everywhere,” a member of the group, Reedies Against Racism, told The Atlantic. “The gold face of the saxophone dancer leaving its tomb is an exhibition of blackface.”

Students first took issue with the video when it was played during a humanities course, which is designed for students to “to engage in original, open-ended, critical inquiry.” Students said they should not be forced to take the course until different coursework is given because the sketch is racist.
http://www.newsweek.com/steve-martins-king-tut-sketch-causing-controversy-one-college-campus-717418




Yeah fucking seriously. I love Steve Martin, I’ve seen him perform this song live. And you know what? I wasn’t offended! Yeah don’t get offended people! Finally for People Are Dumb this week, psychopaths. Yes, psychopaths are a thing. Can you guess which musician is most popular with your average psychopath? Bet you didn’t think it was gonna be him did you!

A new study has found that psychopaths are more likely to enjoy the music of Justin Bieber.

The Washington Post reports of a recent study conducted by Pascal Wallisch, Psychology professor at New York University, and Nicole Leal, a recent NYU graduate.

The study tried to determine a correlation between music taste and psychopathy, with more than 190 NYU psychology students asked to rate their own level of psychopathy and then to rate tracks they were played.

Songs found to be more popular with those deemed more likely to be psychopaths included Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’, Eminem‘s ‘Lose Yourself’ and ‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet.

Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/psychopaths-like-justin-bieber-2159358#GmxpW2e2QzAfg9Lv.99





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From: Idiots #3-19



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 my home state of California has a Russia problem, Japan has a nuclear problem, and South Korea just might go nuclear. Literally. Here’s the tour schedule:



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Welcome to China everybody! China is a land of many wonders. It’s the home to one of the original man made wonders of the world – the Great Wall Of China! As seen in the recent Matt Damon movie “The Great Wall”:



Because nothing says a movie about ancient China like Matt Damon! China is also the home of Tiananmen Square – where a Chinese student famously stood up against General Mao’s tanks leading to that iconic image that is known around the world. China is also the home to Hong Kong – which famously was a British territory until 1997 when it was annexed by China and became part of the mainland. China is also home to Asia’s gambling mecca of Macau – famously seen in the 2012 James Bond flick Skyfall. That movie also managed to make the Chinese city of Shanghai look absolutely amazing. Think of it like Las Vegas – where half the city is dominated by giant, towering casinos and the rest is dominated by ancient culture – something Las Vegas really doesn’t have much of. There’s also one of the most populated cities in the world – Shanghai that was recently the host of the 2008 summer games. But what else is China the home of? Well it’s the home of crazy dictator Xi Jinping for one thing – a guy so insane he’s about to get his own 14 point political theory!

It will be known as "Xi Jinping Thought" and has 14 principles, the agency says.

The theory is likely to be incorporated into the constitution of the ruling Communist Party, which would strengthen Xi Jinping's position at the top.

He would be the first leader to lend his name to a political theory since Deng Xiaoping, who retired in 1989.

The only other leader to do so was Mao Zedong.

Xinhua says the Communist Party of China has created "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era".
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41677062




Yeah because we all know what a sane, rational leader Mao Zedong was! Such a beacon, a shining example of humanity! Yeah, and I’m Elvis Presley! Well at least the deep fried peanut butter, banana and bacon Elvis Presley. Even the least diplomatic diplomat the US ever cooked up – Rex Tillerson, has had enough of his madness:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the Trump administration’s growing impatience with China on issues from North Korea to trade, saying now’s the time to go public with concerns that the U.S. has raised privately with the country’s leaders for months.

In an interview at the State Department in Washington, Tillerson said Thursday that the U.S. isn’t necessarily frustrated with China but made clear the administration wants more progress.

“I think it is important that China knows -- OK, we’ve been having these conversations now for about six months,” Tillerson said. “We’re expecting to see some change, we’re expecting to see some movement, whether it’s North Korea, or whether it’s South China Sea, or whether it’s trade.”

Tillerson’s remarks follow a speech he gave Wednesday in which he accused China of undermining the “international, rules-based order” and called it out for “provocative actions in the South China Sea.” He visited China earlier this month and is likely to accompany President Donald Trump on an early November trip through Asia, including a stop in Beijing.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-19/tillerson-signals-impatience-with-china-on-north-korea-trade




And you know what else China’s the home of? It’s the home of Foxconn – an electronics conglomerate that pretty much manufacturers anything you use that has an on / off switch. In fact I’d be willing to bet good money that the device you’re viewing this on right now was made by Foxconn! And we all know how Foxconn treats its’ low level employees. But what about its’ middle managers?

Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday.

The protest Wednesday night at Jabil Inc.'s Green Point factory in Wuxi city prompted Apple to launch an investigation and vow to redress the payment discrepancies. "We are requiring Jabil to send a comprehensive employee survey to ascertain where gaps exist in payment and they must create an action plan that ensures all employees are paid for the promised bonus immediately," Apple said Thursday in an email to China Labor Watch.

The incident highlights the complexity of overseeing global supply chains that can involve hundreds of manufacturers and subcontractors, as well as third-party labor brokers — and their subcontractors — that are tasked with recruiting workers for those factories. Companies differ in the amount of responsibility they are willing to take on. Apple stepped up oversight and disclosure following a spate of negative reports about worker suicides and injuries at suppliers.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/workers-iphone-supplier-china-protest-unpaid-bonuses-50588397




Yes holy shit indeed! You know what else China’s the home of? It’s the home of the International Space Station’s far more jankey brother – the Chinese Space Lab! You might have seen this space station in the recent Sandra Bullock space disaster flick “Gravity”. And when it comes crashing to earth in the forthcoming months – it could potentially kill a lot of us and damage a lot of property!

A defunct, yacht-sized Chinese space lab is expected to fall out of orbit and crash to Earth in the coming months.

China launched the eight-tonne Tiangong-1 satellite in 2011. Tiangong means "Heavenly Palace" in Chinese. The satellite, which is 12 metres long and 3.3 metres in diameter, was designed to test technology for a future space station. The Chinese space program used it for a series of spacecraft docking tests and visits from astronauts.

The space lab broke down and stopped functioning in March 2016. That means China's space agency no longer has control of it.

Chinese officials told the UN secretary general in May 2017 that Tiangong-1 was expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere between October 2017 and April 2018.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/tiangong-1-reentry-1.4179421




I mean seriously – how do you explain that to Geico, Nationwide, or whatever you use for homeowner’s insurance? “Yeah there’s a piece of a fucking space station in my roof!”. China is also the home of one of the world’s most controversial human rights policies – the “one child” policy:

A new study of China’s one-child policy is roiling demography, sparking calls for the field’s leading journal to withdraw the paper. The controversy has ignited a debate over scholarly values in a discipline that some say often prioritizes reducing population growth above all else.

Chinese officials have long claimed that the one-child policy—in place from 1980 to 2016—averted some 400 million births, which they say aided global environmental efforts. Scholars, in turn, have contested that number as flawed. But in a paper published in the journal Demography in August, Daniel Goodkind—an analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland, who published as an independent researcher—argues that the figure may, in fact, have merit.

By extrapolating from countries that experienced more moderate fertility decline, Goodkind contends that birth-planning policies implemented after 1970 avoided adding between 360 million and 520 million people to China’s population. Because the momentum from that decline will continue into later generations, he suggests, the total avoided population could approach 1 billion by 2060. Some scholars worry such estimates could be used to justify, ex post facto, the policy’s existence, and feel that Goodkind’s criticisms of previous work fall outside the bounds of scholarly decorum.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/analysis-china-s-one-child-policy-sparks-uproar




Yeah I’m not touching that one with a 10 foot pole. Is there anything good we can say about China or are they going to be like South Korea last week where the news got so dark we actually had to switch subjects? Well some good news is that they made your average die-hard Apple fanatic slightly less annoying by killing one of the Apple Watch’s key features:

The single wireless carrier supporting Apple's latest Apple Watch in China has ceased offering service for the device, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

China Unicom, one of three state-owned wireless carriers, initially offered cellular service for the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, but stopped supporting it on September 28, according to the report.

In the United States, the LTE Apple Watch is supported by all four major carriers for an additional charge of $10 per month. LTE service is the primary new feature on this year's Apple Watch model.
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-watch-lte-wireless-service-not-supported-in-china-2017-10




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

China is an interesting country. I hear it’s real difficult for tourists to get a tourist visa. If you’re thinking about moving here… I would say don’t.

Tourism: B
Culture: A
Political Spectrum: F
Liberal Appeal: D

Overall: D

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

We’re going to the land of Manila and the home of Donald Trump’s BFF Rodrigo Dutuerte as we visit the Philippenes! Man Asia isn’t nearly as fun as Europe or South America were!


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Ladies and gentlemen my next guest will most likely get banned in China for this next song. His new album is called “Gemini” and it is quite excellent. Playing his new song “Willy Wonka”, give it up for my man Macklemore!





See you next week! If we still live through this week that is!

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots: The Complete Third Season: Mad Country


Top 10 Conservative Idiots: The Complete Third Season: Mad Country

Season 2: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029078791
Season 1: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016169212

Welcome back to the complete episodic recap of the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! So we survived Donald Trump's first year of his presidency, and as you can imagine it was a huge disaster. So much that we had to devote our entire season finale to recapping the whole damn year in six short entries. Yes that's not always possible but sometimes it happens. Anyway since so much crazy shit happened in the year that was 2018, that from June when we started this season, through December, there's just too much news to be able to handle. So like we've done with seasons 1 and 2 so far, here's every edition of the half year from June - December of 2017. You had it all - you had treason. You had Vice President Peter Griffin. You had national anthem protests. You had disasters and mass shootings. And the hot workplace sex. Don't forget the hot workplace sex. Well, it was more creepy than hot. Anyway these 27 editions are here for your enjoyment and my comedy. And we'll be continuing to title our seasons to mirror that of one of my favorite shows on TV right now - Gotham. Season 3 of Gotham is titled Mad City, so we'll be calling this one "Mad Country". Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

Edition #3-1: Mad Country: The Kids Are Alt Right Edition (6/7/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029171627

To start season 3, we introduce our beautiful brand new set. Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris Climate Change Accord, pissing off nearly the entire world. Trump also reacts very poorly to a recent terrorist attack in London, and his ties to the Mafia are exposed when 19 members of a notorious New York Crime Family are arrested. Ivanka Trump celebrates Memorial Day with champagne popsicles. Kentucky governor Matt Bevin and the Oregon GOP offer insane alternatives to dealing with public violence. We consult the Free Speech Police about last week’s edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, where he might have said something racist. And we play a game of “Who’s The Snowflake”. And finally this week we take the first leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the first destination being none other than Viva La France!
Live Musical Guest: Flogging Molly

Edition #3-2: Mad Country: Don’t Beauregard That Joint Edition (6/14/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029203076

We pay tribute to the late, great Adam West. Donald Trump shoots himself in the foot over the Comey testimony. Meanwhile offering his own, and someone called “Reality Winner” is claiming NSA secrets. Ivanka Trump makes a case for the world’s tiniest violin. We try the new Covfefe Cocktail at the DC Bar in Washington, DC. We ask “Sharia Law Protestors – How Are They Still A Thing?”. John McCain gives bizarre testimony on Capital Hill while offering an equally bizarre excuse. Evergreen College loses control of its’ students after an inquiry about the school’s racial policies goes horribly south. We debut two new features on the show – “This Fucking Guy” where we nominate crazy religious zealots, and Megyn Kelly probably shouldn’t have had Alex Jones on her show. And finally this week we take the second leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the second destination being none other than France’s neighbors, Italy!
Live Musical Guest: Case/Lang/Veirs

Edition #3-3: Wheel Of Corruption: The Curse Of The Black Pearl Edition (6/21/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029233487

Alex Jones goes nuclear during his interview with Megyn Kelly. Dangerous political rhetoric becomes a real problem when a lone guy with a gun takes his frustrations out on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game. Trump supporters go nuclear in their hatred of liberals. Julius Caesar plays get interrupted and Trump supporters launch a wave of death threats aimed at the wrong theater. Dave Daubenmire gets this week’s “This Fucking Guy” award. Trump cries that he’s the victim of a political witch hunt and lies about his poll numbers. Gene Simmons attempts to patent the rock n’ roll devil horns. We play another round of “Who’s The Snowflake?”. Franklin Graham shows an extreme level of Christian hypocrisy. All this plus we hit the third installment of our World Tour 2017 and discuss the corporate greed and political turmoil that is hitting the ancient nation of Greece pretty hard.
Live Musical Guest: Against Me!

Edition #3-4: Mad Country: Everybody’s Lawyering Up For The Weekend Edition (6/28/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029263459

Details of the GOP’s healthcare bill are released, and it’s not good. In fact it gives more to the rich and less to the poor. Mike Cernovich gets caught paying protestors. Many members of the conservative media are advocating for civil war. We enlist the help of the Dude and Walter to solve the mystery of the Yukon’s missing toe. We turn the tables on those trying to get Nancy Pelosi fired. Trump gloats about the GOP’s big win in Georgia’s 6th, but exactly how big of a win was it? We also ask “Project Veritas: How Is This Still A Thing?”. And finally this week we take the fourth leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the fourth destination being none other than Ireland – an island country with a rich history, some of the most beautiful scenery you’ve ever seen, and run by some of the ugliest people you’ve ever seen!
Live Musical Guest: Depeche Mode

*Top 10 takes a week off for July 4th weekend*

Edition #3-5:Mad Country: Diary Of A Wimpy Trump Edition (7/12/17)
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Trump goes to Poland as a part of his World Deplorable Tour 2017 and has supporters bussed in from all over Poland. Trump meets with Putin like a kid getting sent to the principal’s office, while Donald Trump Jr drops a bombshell about Trump’s Russian dealings. A Reddit user earns international notoriety after Trump tweets a meme he created. Jury selection for the Martin Shkreli trial begins. We open up the Top 10 Home Shopping Network to compare merchandise sold on Alex Jones’ Infowars and Gwenyth Paltrow’s GOOP. Alex Jones has a batshit crazy theory involving NASA, children, and Mars. Chris Christie spends his July 4th giving the middle finger to New Jersey. Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green gets caught smuggling ancient religious artifacts to build a religious museum. We tell you about some stupid people. All this plus the next edition of our World Tour is going to Merry Old England! Keep calm and chive on, and don’t forget to mind the gap!
Live Musical Guest: Iron Maiden

Edition #3-6: Mad Country: Little Douche Coup Edition (7/19/17)
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Donald Trump Jr. flat out literally admits to committing treason. Trump’s idea of a “Made In America” week backfires on him spectacularly. We explore a member of Trump’s attorney team – Rob Goldstone and his unusual love of odd hats. Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump both invite known hate groups and pastors to the White House for separate prayer sessions. Kid Rock and Caitlyn Jenner both consider running for Senate. Sean Hannity lives in an alternate universe. Ann Coulter goes apeshit after getting her seat moved on a Delta Airlines flight. We tell you some more tales of some absolutely ridiculously stupid people. And finally this week we take the sixth leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the sixth destination being none other than the original home of Oktoberfest, Germany!
Live Musical Guest: KMFDM

Edition #3-7: Wheel Of Corruption: Dead Man’s Chest Edition (7/27/17)
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Jared Kushner lies to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his ties to Russian diplomats – again and again. Trump hires a new White House communications director who may be the most Trump-esque hire he’s had to date. Trump speaks in front of the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and turns it into a Nazi rally. Sean Spicer quits the Trump administration and steals a mini refrigerator from the WH press briefing room. Chris Christie gets added to “People Who Somehow Got Elected”. We also explore how Dana Rohrabacher is still a Congressman. The alt right holds a protest in front of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and nobody shows up. We explore the batshit insane commentary from conservative fire brand Wayne Allen Root in “This Fucking Guy”. OJ Simpson gets paroled and we talk about a bizarre job offer for him. And finally this week we take the seventh leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, we head up north to the land of cross country skiing, death metal, lutefisk, and Vikings as we visit Norway!
Live Musical Guest: Ulver

Edition #3-8: Mad Country: Nobody Beats The Mooch! Edition (8/2/17)
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The GOP’s latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and replace it crashed and burned like Wiley Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner. We explore the morning drive time banter between Donald Trump and Anthony Scarmucci in “DT & The Mooch” before he got fired. Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military, only that was a lie. Sarah Huckabee Sanders exploits a 9 year old for partisan politics and we contemplate what a Trump themed birthday party might look like. We trash Trump’s taste in interior decorating after he tells club members that the White House is a “dump”. Trump also gives an extremely divisive speech in front of a police department who’s being investigated for shady activity. Climate change deniers are in full denial mode when some alarming new stats are released in light of Al Gore’s latest documentary. We ask – “The Seth Rich Conspiracy: How Is This Still A Thing?”. We also tell you about the seedy underbelly behind the megachurch Hillsong that Justin Beiber joined. And finally this week we take the eighth leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, where we find that anything goes in Sweden – including your online privacy!
Live Musical Guest: Ghost

Edition #3-9: Mad Country: 2 Fiery 2 Furious Edition (8/9/17)
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It’s quite possible that Trump could lead the whole world into nuclear armageddon by threatening North Korea. Trump also takes his first vacation, although we’re not exactly sure from what. Sinclair Broadcasting Group bring a dictator-esque version of state run television to the United States. Dan Patrick reveals that the state’s war on sanctuary cities was really just about putting democrats in their place. We detail a lot of the Alt Right’s fury including Stephen Miller possibly taking over for Angry Spice, Richard Spencer’s planned Nazi KKK rally in Virginia, 4Chan’s scam against Starbucks, the Alt Right’s Google boycott, and a t-shirt company’s ill fated attempt to bring back the swastika. Bob Murray sues John Oliver for defamation and the ACLU’s briefing on the case is one of the funniest things ever. We debut a new segment called “Holy Shit” detailing the Bible Studies taking place in the White House. We ask “Hating Colin Kaepernick – how is this still a thing?”. And we also tell you some astonishing tales of some incredibly stupid people in “People Are Dumb”. And finally this week we take the ninth leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the ninth (NEIN!!!!) destination being none other than the land of chocolate, waffles, and beer - Belgium!
Live Musical Guest: Portugal The Man

Edition #3-10: Mad Country: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Hitler Edition (8/16/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029474122

What starts as an alt right rally at the University Of Virginia turns into an absolute clusterfuck when riots break out and a Dodge Challenger plows into a group of protestors. The Alt Right makes excuses for why it turned out the way the rally did. Meanwhile, in Washington, Trump gives a speech that was supposed to denounce the violence, except he failed at that. Trump also escalates his feud with Kim Jon Un and takes the fight to Venezuela. We recap the week’s insane rantings from the religious right in a new installment of “Holy Shit”. The Alt Right makes Google their new asshole in response to the way Google fired a developer for circulating a memo questioning the company’s hiring practices. “Dr.” Sebastian Gorka gets profiled in “This Fucking Guy”. We ask how Blackwater is still a thing . We tell you about some more tales of some ridiculously stupid people including Wal-Mart’s poor taste back to school display. And we end this week with the next stop on our World Tour where we head to the land of canals, bikes, legal marijuana, and possible food poisoning as we visit The Netherlands!
Live Musical Guest: Blink 182

Edition #3-11: Mad Country: Heel The Nation (The Weeping Nazi) Edition (8/24/17)
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The Alt Right’s “free speech” rallies get drowned out in various cities around the country. Alt Right activists cry foul when they’re outed as Nazis. Trump fired Steve Bannon, and he is going to war with the Trump administration now that he’s back at Breitbart. We also recap Trump's insane Afghanistan speech where he walks back a major campaign promise about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After protests in Charlottesville and Boston, Trump also attempts to “heel the nation” in a hilariously misspelled tweet. Thanks to Trump's comments, his mega mansion Mar-A-Lago is losing business left and right in response. In another segment of "Holy Shit", Jerry Falwell Jr is angering Liberty University graduates through his continued support of Trump’s reckless policies while Trump's biggest supporters - the religious right - are convinced he was installed by God. Alex Jones attempts “man on the street” interviews and they backfire on him spectacularly. We have another installment of “People Are Dumb” because there’s a lot of stupid people out there. And finally this week we take the eleventh leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, with the eleventh destination being none other than Czech Republic!
Live Musical Guest: 311

Edition #3-12: Wheel Of Corruption: On Stranger Tides Edition (8/30/17)
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We talk heavily about Trump’s reaction to Hurricane Harvey which destroys Houston – and it goes about as well as you might expect. Sheriff Joe gets a presidential pardon amid rising racial tension growing in America. Fundamentalist prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen closes his Houston megachurch in the wake of the horrific flooding of Houston. Trump also escalates his ban on transgender troops serving in the military. A right wing protest group called Patriot Prayer plans a rally in San Francisco but gets shut down by just about everyone in the city. We tell you how you can better get to know your Alt Right. Alex Jones loses it big time, and we recommend products from the Infowars store for you to buy. We profile Roger Stone in this week’s “This Fucking Guy”. We tell you yet more tales of some really stupid people including an unbelievable broadcasting flub from ESPN. And finally this week, we end with the latest stop in our ongoing World Tour 2017 – we’re going on a safari as we head to South Africa!
Live Musical Guest: Mumford & Sons feat. Baaba Maal & Beatenburg

*Top 10 takes a week off for Labor Day*

Edition #3-13: Mad Country: Stop Making Insanely Good Sense Edition (9/13/17)
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Not even a week after Hurricane Harvey utterly destroys Houston, Hurricane Irma looks to ravage Florida, and Trump is more concerned that the poor, down trodden uber rich aren’t getting their fair share. We explore Trump’s spirituality or complete lack thereof. Meanwhile in Miami, Rush Limbaugh mocks Irma as a liberal conspiracy, then skips town. Virgin Atlantic CEO’s Richard Branson’s private island gets destroyed in the hurricane. We explore a new segment called “This Week In Hate”. Martin Shkreli wants to “Bring Da Ruckus” in his security fraud trial by selling his copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s album. The Alt Right turns their creep factor up way past 11 in their lust of pop star Taylor Swift. We have a special hurricane edition of “People Are Dumb”, because even the hurricane didn’t stop the stupids. And finally this week we take the thirteenth leg of our Top 10 Conservative Idiots World Tour 2017, and we are headed to South America to visit one of the biggest countries in the world, the almighty Brazil!
Live Musical Guest: Sepultura

Edition #3-14: Mad Country: First Amendment And Boobs Edition (9/20/17)
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The Alt Right's "Mother Of All Rallies" is a colossal disaster. Another Alt Right rally in Virginia aimed at protecting a confederate monument goes bust. Talk of nuclear war escalates between the US and North Korea, and Trump is only making this worse when he gives a terrifying speech to the UN. Trump's attorneys were caught openly blabbing information about the Trump - Russia investigations in front of the New York Times building. Alex Jones thinks Donald Trump's drinks are being drugged. Our segment "Holy Shit" is back because right wing religious zealots are ramping up their war against LGBT Americans in unbelievably horrifying ways. We tell you about more tales of stupid people including the Mad Pooper from Colorado Springs and a German guy who attempted to have sex with a bar bell weight. Gene Simmons wants to sell you a box set for $50,000. And we end by visiting the next stop of our world tour as we visit a country with the highest elevations and the lowest points on earth - Argentina!
Live Musical Guest: Imagine Dragons

Edition #3-15: Mad Country: Diary Of A Wimpy Trump: Dotard Days Edition (9/27/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029643382

Trump's Alabama rally for Luther Strange takes a turn when he denounces Colin Kaepernick from last year's kneeling protests and all hell breaks loose. This causes a divide in the NFL with teams standing against Trump and a small number of teams for Trump's insane rant. Trump calls Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" while talks of nuclear war escalate, while Un refers to Trump as a "dotard". NASCAR on the other hand sides with Trump and announces it will fire anyone who protests the national anthem. In another edition of "Holy Shit", the religious right is cranking the crazy up way past 11 when it comes to the national anthem protests in the NFL. We profile Roy Moore's list of ultra extreme right wing friends in "This Fucking Guy". Alex Jones has some angry tirades on Jimmy Kimmel and the NFL anthem protests. We have more tales of incredibly stupid people to tell you about. All this plus the next stop on our World Tour - it's the land of the Statue Of Liberty, the home of musicals, and the land of the Yankees as we visit New York! (New York City????)
Live Musical Guest: Gogol Bordello

Edition #3-16: Mad Country: The Wrong Remains The Same Edition (10/6/17)
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We talk about the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in US History. Alex Jones attempts to justify the Vegas shooting as a liberal conspiracy. Bill O'Reilly attempts to justify mass murder as "being the price of freedom". Donald Trump calls the Vegas shooting a "miracle". Donald Trump's trip to Puerto Rico is as much of a disaster as the hurricane itself. In another edition of "Holy Shit", we denounce the religious rights' attempts to justify the Vegas shooting as being the work of a wrathful god taking his revenge out on sinners. The alt right is back in the news and Vox Day has a line of comic books he wants to sell you that nobody is going to read. We bring up the tragic death of Tom Petty to illustrate the harm fake news does to society. We debut a new segment called "Beating A Dead Horse" - Trump still won't let the NFL protesting madness slide. In "I Need A Drink", George Foreman wants to fight Russian bot Steven Segal. And we end with the next stop of our World Tour where I get to spend some time in my home state of California!
Live Musical Guest: Green Day

Edition #3-17: Wheel Of Corruption: At World's End Edition (10/11/17)
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In the aftermath of the Vegas shooting, the GOP pro gun talking points come full circle. Gun Nut Apologists go out in full force to protect mass killing machines from being banned. We discuss a controversial gun attachment device called a "bump stock". Mike Pence uses government money to stage a publicity stunt to give the middle finger to the 49ers. Donald Trump attacks members of his own party and goes rogue in his quest to bring World War III to the masses. White male social justice warriors take it out on Bethesda during the forthcoming release of "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus", while Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer get kicked out of a bar doing a Nazi salute during karaoke. Harvey Weinstein becomes a member of the coveted Pussy Grabber's Club along with Screen Junkies' Andy Signore. We have another installment of "Holy Shit" - where, in the name of JAY-SUS, the Christian right are about to unleash the horror known as "religious freedom" upon the entire country. In "People Are Dumb", we switch it up with our own interpretation of the Doors' classic "People Are Strange" and tell you about fails from the Los Angeles Chargers and our old pal Florida Man. And we end with the next stop of our world tour as we visit the land of the rising sun, Japan - a fascinating place run by some really horrible people!
Live Musical Guest: X Japan

Edition #3-18: Mad Country: You Knew The Job Was Dangerous When You Took It Edition (10/18/17)
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In a very special 2 part installment of "Holy Shit", we recap all the insanity going down at the annual Values Voters Summit - which is different this year because Trump addressed a known hate group. Trump rescinds an Obama era deal with Iran that could possibly start World War III. Trump calls the widow of an American soldier killed in Niger and makes some completely insensitive and reckless remarks. We take a look at some batshit crazy stories involving the GOP that may have slipped through the cracks. We ask - "Newt Gingrich's career - How Is This Still A Thing?". We discuss the dangers of a Mike Pence presidency in the event that Trump is impeached. Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein. In "I Need A Drink", we explore the craze at your local McDonalds courtesy of the hit show Rick & Morty and their love of the discontinued Szechwan Sauce. And the next stop of our World Tour 2017 does it Gangnam Style as we visit the De-Militarized Zone and the nation of South Korea!
Live Musical Guest: BTS

Edition #3-19: Mad Country: The New Adventures Of Robin Trump & Liddle Bob Edition (10/25/17)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029750604

The Alt Right gets taken down a peg after supporters of Richard Spencer are convinced they're fighting a race war and literally fire the first shots. Richard Spencer has a rally at the University of Florida and gets heckled, while planning to sue universities who won't hire him to speak, and that won't end well. Nobody wants to attend Mike Pence's upcoming GOP fundraiser in Denver, Colorado. We also open up the Top 10 Home Shopping Network to tell you about a bizarre new Trump related product. Barstool Sports gets a show cancelled after one episode because of their disgusting behavior. In "Holy Shit", we profile some extreme conspiracy theories coming from the End Times worshippers about the Vegas shooting, Hollywood, and LGBT rights. Alex Jones loses it when discussing drag queens reading books to school children, while the products sold on Infowars.com may contain sperm killing led. Jenna Jameson has a beef with Playboy over hiring a transgender model. We have another installment of "People Are Dumb" talking about some bizarre crimes committed by our friend Florida Man, and Donald Trump Jr. Finally we end this week with another segment of our World Tour - this time heading to China - a country that could possibly kill us all, but not for the reasons you might think!
Live Musical Guest: Macklemore

Edition #3-20: Mad Country: The David Cop-A-Feel & Friends Hour Edition (11/1/17)
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The White Male Groper's Club adds some very high profile new members including several high profile actors and a former president accused of sexual assault. Whitefish Energy is under hot water after attempting to get an unprecedented contract to rebuild Puerto Rico despite that the company has just two employees. Paul Manafort turns himself into the FBI amid accusations of conspiring to collude with Russia. The Alt Right's latest attempt to stage a white supremacist rally in Tennessee crashes and burns like their last few rallies have, while Milo Yiannopolous' appearance at Cal State Fullerton goes about as well as you would expect. Donald Trump attempts to turn people away from the Manafort probe with some insane tweet storms. In our weekly review of all things Holy, "Holy Shit", we take a look at right wing religion's attempt to justify sexual assault, among other insanity. We delve into the world of sports where the AL champion Houston Astros and Houston Texas are finding themselves in a bit of hot water over some racist remarks, while refs at a New Jersey high school game walk out over anthem protests. In "I Need A Drink", we celebrate the end of Kid Rock's senate campaign with some cheap champagne and even cheaper light beer. Thank god. Plus our latest installment of our World Tour takes us to the land of Donald Trump's BFF Rodrigo Duterte, The Philippines!
Live Musical Guest: SOJA

Edition #3-21: Wheel Of Corruption: Dead Men Tell No Tales Edition (11/8/17)
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We recap what might be one of the best Democratic turnouts in an election and the biggest loser is arguably President Donald Trump. But back to the regular news. Which is usually depressing as hell. Another week, another mass shooting. This time it is taking place in a church in a small town in Texas. We ask: "The NRA A+ ratings system: How Is This Still A Thing?". We recap Trump's insane trip to Japan where he meets Pico Taro and doesn't bow to the Japanese prime minister. Gun Nut Apologists try their hardest not to make the shooting an issue about guns, and even Trump joins in on the nonsense. The White Male Groper's Club adds more high profile new members, while Harvey Weinstein stalked his victims through targeting. In a special installment of "Holy Shit", our weekly sermon on all things holy, we recap the religious right's horribly predictable reaction to the Texas Church Shooting. Back to creepy perverts, Rick Perry makes some stunningly stupid comments on sexual assault. John Schnatter of Papa John's pizza says that NFL's sagging ratings are hurting his business, making his chain the official pizza of the alt right. In "I Need A Drink", we discuss Amazon's extremely controversial new product - the Amazon Key. Plus the latest round of our World Tour takes us to the land of the Taj Mahal and Bollywood - India!
Live Musical Guest: Prophets Of Rage

Edition #3-22: Mad Country: You Can't Always Grope Who You Want Edition (11/15/17)
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Roy Moore joins the White Male Groper's club. We talk about all the insanity surrounding his latest accusations and what they mean for the Family Values crowd. Jeff Sessions lies have their own body and character to them like that aging box of Omaha Steaks in your refrigerator. We recap Donald Trump's latest trip to Asia where he rekindled his creepy and insane bromance with the Philippines' mass murdering dictator Rodrigo Duterte. We also talk about the latest developments in Trump's border wall controversy. In another special edition of "Holy Shit", we recap the Christian right's grappling with the outing of Roy Moore as yet another member of the Good Ol' Perverts Club. After Keurig announces a pull out of advertising from the Sean Hannity show, Hannity fans retaliate by destroying their $300 coffee makers. The Alt Right has begun the Sandy Hooking of the Roy Moore saga when Jack Posobiec doxes one of Roy Moore's accusers. Not to mention Tomi Lahren is batshit crazy. We have another installment of "People Are Dumb" which includes a Florida man attempting to house a squirrel and the German police mistaking a WWII era bomb for a giant pickle. Finally the latest installment of our World Tour 2017 takes us to the land down under, Australia, where we discuss their insane special election!
Live Musical Guest: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Edition #3-23: Mad Country: Return Of The Son Of The Bride Of Young Al Frankenstein Edition (11/22/17)
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Al Franken is the subject of an attempt by alt right at a partisan power grab over sexual harassment allegations. The White Male Groper's Club adds yet more new members including Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor, Rocky's Sylvester Stallone, and PBS' Charlie Rose, among others. We talk about the infighting caused by the GOP over their horrible tax plan. Trump unexpectedly turns the public opinion around on crazy sports father LaVar Ball after he trashes the UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China. We have a new installment of "How Is This Still A Thing" where we ask: The Presidential Turkey Pardon: How Is This Still A Thing? In our weekly sermon of all things holy, "Holy Shit", we tour Washington DC's insane new $500 million Bible museum. Gene Simmons gets banned from Fox News for life after a string of abusive behavior, which we are not all surprised at. We also talk about how a Navy pilot managed to draw a giant penis in the sky over the state of Washington. We have another installment of "People Are Dumb" which includes the Borat impersonating tourists arrested in Kazakhstan, a California man who *REALLY* wants to prove the earth is flat, a Tennessee man who shot his wife while discussing gun control, and a university does a deep dive into why the Steve Martin classic sketch "King Tut" is racially offensive, or is it? All this plus the next installment of our World Tour where we tour the land of Mecca and the holy country of Islam, Saudi Arabia!
Live Musical Guest: Queens Of The Stone Age

Edition #3-24: Mad Country: The Ungrateful Fool On The Hill Edition (11/29/17)
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Back from a rather uneventful Thanksgiving, Trump wastes no time embarrassing the country by making an offensive gesture to Elizabeth Warren in front of a group of Native Americans. Trump continues his fight with crazy UCLA sports dad LaVar Ball. Project Veritas gets owned trying to catfish the Washington Post. Trump marks his territory like a dog when it comes to calling out Fake News. We explore a Trump recommended news site called "MAGA Pill". In our weekly segment of all things holy, "Holy Shit", we talk about how the Christian right plans to screw us over by revoking the Johnson Amendment in Trump's new tax plan. Roy Moore's sexual harassment allegations aren't going away - they're about to get much worse. In a new installment of "This Fucking Guy", we profile Infowars correspondent and certified rape enthusiast Mike Cernovich. Guns were the hot ticket item on this year's Black Friday. For the second year in a row. We have a new installment of "I Need A Drink" where we discuss the California man who's planning to take his flat earth conspiracy theories into the earth's atmosphere - literally. And the next installment in our World Tour takes us to the desert land of tall buildings, fast cars, private jets and luxury yachts - the United Arab Emirates!
Live Musical Guest: Liam Gallagher

Edition #3-25: Mad Country: America's Next Top Fake News Network Edition (12/6/17) - 2 Year Anniversary!!!
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029936407

Robert Mueller drops the big one and arrests Michael Flynn in his ongoing investigation against Donald Trump. Trump retweets a British extremist group known for extreme anti-Islamic rhetoric. A new tell all book reveals Trump's habits on the campaign trail including a completely insane regular order at McDonalds. Trump sets out to find out who's America's Next Top Fake News Network (spoiler alert: It's Fox!). In our weekly sermon of all things holy, Holy Shit, we discuss the potentially far-reaching implications in the SCOTUS trial of Mullins V Phillips, better known as the gay wedding cake case. Elsewhere, the Alt Right has essentially created their own internet complete with their own currency, religion, social media, and crowd funding. Alex Jones may have ingested a little bit too much lead poisoning through the Infowars Store. Roy Moore cries foul over his opponents. We have a new installment of "People Are Dumb" which include a man who takes the show "Forged In Fire" a little too seriously, a guy having drunk, naked sex in a moving car, and Florida Man does his best impression of a skit from the classic comedy Reno 911. All this plus the next stop of our World Tour where we head to the land of hockey, poutine, curling, Molson's Lager, and Tim Horton's - the Great White North, Canada!
Live Musical Guest: Death From Above 1979

Edition #3-26: Mad Country: The Senator's Revenge (Terror In Gadsden) Edition (12/13/17)
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The GOP manages to successfully take down Al Franken with no trial, convictions, jury, or even an executioner. We recap the results of the Alabama special election. Donald Trump declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel to less than amusing fan fare, but what was up with his teeth? More abuse victims come forward with claims of sexual harassment against Donald Trump. In our weekly sermon of all things holy, "Holy Shit", we get to gloat that Christian right celebrity Kim Davis has a challenger - and it's a guy she denied a marriage license to! Twice! The Alt Right attempts to catfish Sam Seder into making sexually degrading comments, but it backfires on them spectacularly. A kid from Tennessee becomes a political pawn in the anti-bullying movement, attracting the attention of celebrities and Go Fund Me patrons everywhere, but we soon learn of his mom's hardcore racism. In "I Need A Drink", we're going to kick back with a glass of Egg Nog and tell you all the gift giving opportunities you can give your right wing friends and relatives. And the penultimate stop of our 2017 World Tour takes us to the land of beautiful beaches, plantains, fine cigars, classic cars, murderous dictators, and trade embargos - the Caribbean nation of Cuba!
Live Musical Guest: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Edition #3-27: Mad Country: 2017 Year In Review Edition (12/20/17)
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SEASON FINALE: In a top 10 first, we devote the entire edition to recap the insane year that was 2017. January and February gave birth to the Trump administration. March and April saw the birth of the white supremacist movement while the GOP desperately tried and failed multiple times to repeal Obamacare. May and June saw Trump taking his first World Tour, while the GOP prematurely celebrated passing Obamacare and people were caught at Mar-A-Lago taking pictures with the nuclear football guy. July and August saw Trump going to Poland, Martin Shkreli going to prison, and the dawn of the menace known as Anthony Scaramucci. September and October saw Texas drowning, California on fire, a horrible mass shooting in Vegas, and Trump marginally pretending to care about the victims. In November and December, we saw the birth and rise of the "Me Too" movement where sexual assault abuser w ere getting their much needed just desserts, while December saw the insane election of Roy Moore and the fall of Al Franken. We do something fun and break down the Daily Stormer's playbook, which was recently leaked. In a special "Holy Shit", we recap the religious rights' greatest hits in 2017. In "People Are Dumb", we tell you some of our favorite stories of stupid people in 2017. And the grand finale of our 2017 World Tour saves the best for last as we head south of the border to Trump's favorite country, Mexico!
Live Musical Guest: Rise Against

Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-27: 2017 Year In Review Edition (Season finale!)


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-27: 2017 Year In Review Edition (Season finale!)

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! I’m going to warn you ahead of time – this is going ot be a long edition. Might be our longest yet. This is it people – it’s our season finale! And man it seems like it’s been a long and arduous journey through this insane year hasn’t it? Well let’s power through this and get to Rise Against and we’ll see you in the next year, yeah? So this is our year end year in review edition, and it’s the first time we’ve ever done or will attempt to do one of these. Now I know new news is being made this week – I mean you’ve got the Palins doing Palin things, the tax scam vote (aka the Trillion Dollar Heist), and you have Trump spending the remaining days of this year on the golf course. But there is one thing I wanted to show in the final intro of the year. So… Ann Coulter needs to see a psychotherapist or something. Last week, she sent out this unbelievable tweet about what it means to be single in 2017. Can we show that?



Wow. Holy shit. Whew. Where do I even begin with this one? Can someone get Ann a puppy or something? I mean did anyone see that movie Inside Out where we saw all the emotions going through a young kid’s life? Thank you sir! Yeah there’s one guy in the audience going “WOOO!!!!”. It would be like that movie except 3 of the emotions died and Ann was just stuck with Anger and Sadness. Maybe Ann would just kick the puppy and starve it to death! I don’t know, I am just guessing! OK that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to, but first you know it’s the holidays and most of the good talk shows are on vacation. So we’re going to get you in the holiday spirit by showing you this awesome clip of the Foo Fighters on Saturday Night Live this week where they played a medley of Christmas music:



So this is our season finale. This is it – it has come to an end. Well, all good things must at some point am I right? Well before we go for this year – we’re going to recap the year that was. In the first slot is January and February (1) which saw the beginning of Trump and his attempts to repeal Obamacare which crashed and burned hard. In the second slot is March and April which saw the rise of White Supremacism, Trump’s cabinet picks, and the worst Super Bowl party ever. In the third slot is the months May and June (3). Yes summertime – when Trump stopped embarrassing America directly and started embarrassing America internationally! In the fourth slot is July and August (4) we saw the horrifying carnage and destruction of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and Trump escalating his feud with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and the rise and fall of Anthony Scaramucci.. In the fifth slot is September and October (5). Fall was the return of football and the return of one of Fox News’ favorite punching bags: the national anthem protests! Plus we had the horrifying Vegas tragedy and conspiracy theorists coming out of the woodwork. And finally in the number 6 slot, rounding out the year – November and December. In November we saw the rise of the #MeToo movement which saw white male gropers getting knocked on their ass, while December we saw the insane special election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore for Alabama Senate. Now that we got that out of the way – in the number 7 slot we’re going to do something fun. Huffington Post got a hold of the Daily Stormer’s (7) playbook and we are going to break down the juiciest bits of it. At number 8 is our weekly sermon of all things holy, Holy Shit, and we are going to recap the religious right at their most insane during the year end. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot is our favorite “People Are Dumb” and we’re going to recap some of our favorite stories of stupid people in the year that was 2017. And finally – this is it people! We are fucking done! The final stop of our World Tour 2017! And we are going to be sipping on some margaritas and relaxing on the warm beaches of Cancun as we visit Mexico! And we also have some music from one of my favorites – the one the only Rise Against! They have a great new album out called “Wolves” and they are simply unbelievable live. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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January 2017. It’s the end of one era of prosperity and the beginning of… well… whatever the exact opposite of prosperity is. Donald Trump is officially inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. At a time when there is such a deep division in the country that it would take a miracle or the exact opposite of that. So how did Trump ring in the new year that would see him become the next president?



That’s right – that is president Donald J. Trump hanging out with Joseph “Joey No Socks” Cinque of the Gambino crime family! Bravo, well done, Mr. President! Take a bow! But January also marked the beginnings of a mad man. Think of it like super heroes – this is Donald Trump’s origin story.

In a series of impromptu statements about nuclear weapons, Donald Trump is threatening to upend longstanding U.S. nonproliferation policy, even as his advisers contradict him and muddy his intentions.

The president-elect had alarmed and perplexed some experts and others in Washington when he pronounced, without offering more details, via Twitter on Thursday that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

He further escalated his call on Friday, telling the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” that he is fine with the country taking part in an “arms race” if it puts the U.S. in a stronger position against foreign adversaries.

“Let it be an arms race … we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all,” Trump said in an off-air conversation on Friday.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-nuclear-arms-race-russia-232944




Then – it was revealed by the CIA (motto: Now with 50% more snooping!) that one of the most powerful people in the world – shirtless dressage champion Vladimir Putin – may have helped aide in Donald Trump’s election.

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he has "nothing to do with Russia" and argued that he is the victim of political attacks after reports that intelligence officials possessed briefing material with damaging accusations about ties to Moscow.

The FBI is not actively investigating the information, which was initially circulated among Trump opponents and has not been verified by intelligence agencies, two U.S. officials told NBC News. Those sources did not comment to NBC about the nature of the allegations.

On Twitter, Trump called the reports "unfair" and said, "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me." Trump claimed that he has "no deals, no loans, no nothing" with Russia, an assertion that is difficult to verify because he has not released his tax returns, unlike every president since Jimmy Carter.

He argued that political opponents "try to belittle" his electoral victory. Trump asked, "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/11/trump-melts-down-on-twitter-are-we-living-in-nazi-germany.html




Wait wait wait wait wait… did Trump just make a Nazi Germany comparison? People have been comparing him to Hitler. Maybe this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black? But then things got weird – and in a year where a lot of weird shit happens, would this be the first instance? And the inauguration hadn’t even happened yet!

In the past year, Trump has gotten into public disputes with a beauty queen and the Muslim parents of a dead soldier. But on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Trump went back and forth with a man whom John McCain once called “one of the most respected men in America.”

It's a widely held opinion. For a lifetime of civil rights work, Lewis was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Last year, the Navy announced it would name a ship after him, making Lewis one of just a few " to get that honor.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028490129




Oh come on, you know it’s bad when the most interesting man in the world does it! But this might be one of my favorite things to come from the Trump administration so far. Remember Betsy DeVos? Well, she had the most batshit insane argument when it comes to guns in schools because – wait for it – bears!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/17/politics/betsy-devos-grizzly-bears-donald-trump-guns/index.html

snip:
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary nominee, said it should be up to states whether guns are allowed in schools, citing grizzly bear protection as part of her answer.




That’s real! That happened! Because… bears! Well then the inauguration happened, and as you can imagine it was a complete shit show. I mean Trump couldn’t even book the actual Bruce Springsteen, or even a Bruce Springsteen cover band!

The B-Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen cover group that's performed nearly 200 gigs a year since 1980, convened in the dressing room Sunday night before a typical late-afternoon gig at Bensalem, PA's Parx Casino.

Will Forte, the group's 63-year-old keyboardist, manager, agent and publicist, among other roles, was telling the band about the "thousands of emails from both sides" he had received after news broke that the group would be playing the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala on January 19th as part of Donald Trump's inauguration. "We're standing out in the storm right here," he told the band. "We gotta get out of the storm."
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bruce-springsteen-cover-band-drops-out-of-donald-trump-party-w461203




So Trump couldn’t get the B Street Band, or the Z Street Band. You know who he got instead? A band called 3 Doors Down! You might remember them from that one hit they had when your kid was in middle school – “Superman”. Now let’s fast forward to February and one of my favorite memes to come from the Trump administration – the Bowling Green Massacre!

WASHINGTON – Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said ‘haters” are to blame for blowing up her comments about the “Bowling Green massacre” when she simply “misspoke.”

“It was a plot. Well, they’re masterminds. I had said that before, they’re masterminds. I should’ve just said plot, or I should’ve just called them terrorists,” Conway said on Fox News’ “Media Buzz.”

Conway said she made a mistake when she cited the “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s needs for an immigration travel ban on MSNBC on Thursday. There was never a massacre in Bowling Green, Ky.

“I misspoke one word,” continued Conway, who also called the dust-up “massacre nonsense.” She walked back the comment on Friday.
http://nypost.com/2017/02/05/conway-blames-haters-for-bowling-green-massacre-backlash/




I love that! And one other thing from Februrary that I want to touch on – Milo Yiannopolous! Remember when Bill Maher had the professional troll on and he went belly up? Let’s show that video!



Excuse me a minute…


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[font size="8"]March – April: Treason Season
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Ah, spring! Summer is not quite here, and everyone has that post-winter spring in their step. Except for Trump – he didn’t know how dangerous the job was when he took it! Well, while it was time for Trump to get the fuck out of America, here back home we were subjected to the conservatives’ annual rah rah conference known as the Conservative Political Action Conference!

Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” written on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday.

The trouble began when some attendees took out pro-Trump flags to wave during the president’s speech that also happened to have the same white-blue-and-red striped pattern as Russia’s official flag.

Reporter Peter Hamby notes that CPAC staffers quickly realized that its attendees were waving Russian flags, and moved to confiscate them.

In addition to the attendees waving Russian flags, journalist Sarah Posner reports at least one attendee was spotted wearing a “Make Russia Great Again” t-shirt.
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/cpac-scrambles-to-control-damage-after-attendees-wave-russian-flags-during-trump-speech/


Hey! Why can’t we distribute Russian flags at your events? They’re no more offensive than the Purple Heart band aids that you distributed when John Kerry was running for office!



But then in March things got weird for Paul Ryan when he remembered that time he got a raging hard on in college about how great it would be to take away benefits from poor people!

Speaking to National Review editor Rich Lowry at an event hosted by the conservative magazine, House Speaker Paul Ryan made the case for the American Health Care Act by presenting it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cut Medicaid spending.

“We’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been around,” Ryan says, before interrupting himself to clarify exactly how big of an opportunity this is, “since you and I were drinking out of kegs.”
http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/17/14960358/paul-ryan-medicaid-keg




I’ve been to some wild keggers back in my day, and you know what? I never thought to screw over my country! All I could think of was “Why isn’t my beer filled”? Speaking of which, waitress, why isn’t my beer filled? Ah, thank you! Oh and then one of my favorite stories to come out of the month of March is Ann Coulter. Remember her? Remember when she said Russia went crazy and murdered the entire 1980 Miracle On Ice team?

They say Putin is a "thug" and a "bully" who kills journalists. Liberals never used to mind Russian leaders killing journalists. Nor millions of scientists, writers, Christians, Jews, kulaks, Ukrainians and the entire 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team.

Have you guys heard of the Evil Empire? Now Democrats are hypersensitive to a Russian leader's flaws?

Liberals were cool with the show trials, the alliance with Hitler, the gulags, the forced starvations, the shooting down of American planes and goose-stepping through Eastern Europe.

But that was when the Russian leader was Joseph Stalin or Nikita Khrushchev -- not the beast Putin!
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-03-15.html




Yeah so that happened. And by the way, I really don’t want to post shit from her site, but sometimes we have no choice! But then remember when Paul Ryan took the Long White House March? You know it was kind of like that movie Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk, except the outcome was even more fucked up!

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday in a major defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency.

“We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, conceded.

The failure of the Republicans’ three-month blitz to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement exposed deep divisions in the Republican Party that the election of a Republican president could not mask. It cast a long shadow over the ambitious agenda that Mr. Trump and Republican leaders had promised to enact once their party assumed power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/us/politics/health-care-affordable-care-act.html




So now we hit April. Yes those 3 months flew by really quickly didn’t they? Well here’s where treason is the reason for the season – Michael Flynn. You know he committed some possible light treason and now he’s behind bars for it! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser to President Donald Trump, is seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying on the president’s ties to Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

According to the report, Flynn made the offer to the FBI, the House intelligence committee and the Senate intelligence committee. All three entities are currently investigating whether Trump’s associates had contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Wall Street Journal, none of them have yet accepted Flynn’s offer.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-flynn-testimony_us_58dd889fe4b0e6ac7093b323?5m79oc7olzxhl4n29&




Well not so much light treason as it is full on fucking insane treason! And the sad thing is they most likely won’t get punished. But there were two stories out of April that I want to touch on. The first was when Trump bombed a country and then forgot which country he just bombed!

Last Thursday, April 6, President Donald Trump launched nearly 60 missiles at Syria in response to the deadly chemical attacks that took place earlier in the week. Thursday's strike targeted a Syrian airbase, and Trump's decision to bomb the country was met with mixed reactions from Congress, especially considering that the president did not seek congressional approval before ordering the launch of the missiles.

In a new interview on Fox Business Network, President Trump recounted to Maria Bartiromo the moment he told Chinese president Xi Jinping about his decision to attack Syria. However, there was one major eyebrow-raising instance in the interview: Trump seemed to forget which country he had bombed.

"I was sitting at the table, we had finished dinner, and we're now having dessert," Trump recalls. "And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen.... And I was given the message from the generals that the ships are locked and loaded." He adds: "I said, 'We’ve just launched 59 missiles, heading to Iraq.'"
http://www.teenvogue.com/story/donald-trump-just-forgot-which-country-he-bombed-last-week




And then there was this story that broke about Trump’s love of fast food – particularly the McDonalds Big Mac and how he loves fast food places for their “cleanliness” but then – health inspectors found that Mar-A-Lago didn’t exactly meet health requirements:

Unsafe seafood. Insufficiently refrigerated meats. Rusty shelving. Cooks without hairnets.

Reports show Florida health inspectors cited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with 15 violations in late January, days before the U.S. leader hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a diplomatic visit.

Still, the state inspectors allowed the luxury resort's main restaurant and beach club grill to remain open as staff scrambled to make several immediate corrections.

Among the "high priority" problems described as "potentially hazardous" were faulty fridges with meats stored well above the required 41 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, in the restaurant's walk-in cooler, the duck and beef were measured at 50 degrees, while a ham was at 57 degrees.

Other issues included smoked salmon being served without undergoing "proper parasite destruction" and a hand washing sink for employees with water that was not hot enough.

Stephen Lawson, spokesman for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said the violations were the result of a routine inspection and not prompted by any consumer complaints or food-borne illnesses.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-trump-mar-a-lago-health-violations-20170413-story.html





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Summer time and the livin’s easy… eh maybe it isn’t in Donald Trump’s America. Because if this is what he considers to be MAGA, I don’t want to know what he considers to be losing! Because if you remember May is when the GOP actually did something. And that something is not exactly what one would call winning, but they had a cheap beer and even cheaper champagne celebration when they got Trump’s health care bill passed.

They had a party in Washington to celebrate that an $8 billion risk-pool fig leaf was enough to drain the guts out of Republican "moderates" in the House and get them on board. This was a thing to celebrate.

They had a party in Washington to celebrate that freedom was served because Medicaid took a serious shot below the waterline. This was a thing to celebrate.

They had a party in Washington to celebrate that one state—Mississippi? Kansas?—could bring freedom by restoring lifetime limits on employer-based healthcare coverage for 129 million Americans. This was a thing to celebrate.

They had a party in Washington to celebrate the fact that taking healthcare from poor people was enough to give the top two percent of Americans a trillion-dollar tax cut. This was a thing to celebrate.
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a54896/republican-healthcare-bill-pass/




You know America, we went through this “winning” phase before. It was 10 years ago, remember? Well maybe not since most of Charlie Sheen’s fans went to Coachella and did ecstasy. And just like the Charlie Sheen phase, that “winning” accomplished… absolutely nothing!

One of the Republicans who helped get the American Health Care Act narrowly passed through the House of Representatives yesterday is making it clear that he isn’t all that thrilled with the bill… nor the president celebrating in the Rose Garden over its passage through just one chamber of Congress.

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), who earlier today admitted to not reading the bill in its entirety before voting for it, compared President Donald Trump‘s celebratory speech to a rather infamous premature declaration.

“It’s kind of like George Bush going up on top of the aircraft carrier and saying ‘Mission Accomplished,'” he told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin when asked why he didn’t attend the Rose Garden event. “I mean, you’ve got to be careful about these things. People get ahead of their skis and it can come back to bite them.”
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gop-rep-compares-trumps-ahca-rose-garden-celebration-to-bushs-mission-accomplished-speech/




Yeah… remember that guy? He was our president at one point! And then remember when Trump fired Comey that set off the shit storm that got Mueller involved? Yeah that happened.

The American people — not to mention the credibility of the world’s oldest democracy — require a thorough, impartial investigation into the extent of Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump and, crucially, whether high-ranking members of Mr. Trump’s campaign colluded in that effort.

By firing the F.B.I. director, James Comey, late Tuesday afternoon, President Trump has cast grave doubt on the viability of any further investigation into what could be one of the biggest political scandals in the country’s history.

The explanation for this shocking move — that Mr. Comey’s bungling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server violated longstanding Justice Department policy and profoundly damaged public trust in the agency — is impossible to take at face value. Certainly Mr. Comey deserves all the criticism heaped upon him for his repeated missteps in that case, but just as certainly, that’s not the reason Mr. Trump fired him.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/opinion/donald-trumps-firing-of-james-comey.html?emc=edit_th_20170510&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=57435284&_r=0




And then fast forward to June. Trump once again managed to piss off the entire world when he did something very egregious. Like the last time he pissed off the whole world and did something egregious. And the time before that. And that.

President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, a White House official said Wednesday morning — only to have Trump himself revive the suspense less than an hour later.

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

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




Yeah so that happened. Oh and then one other thing from June was remember when New York City’s Shakesphere In The Park had that controversial remake of Julius Caesar? Well… it was quite possibly one of the craziest things ever. And then it was revealed the crashers were part of a paid protest. D’oh!!!

You may have mocked claims about the existence of paid protesters as just another lie from the right. As it turns out, at least on this one issue, they’re actually telling the truth. The problem is, the right neglected to mention those paid protesters are part of the right-wing apparatus.

The story starts last week, when the right wing decided to aim its selective outrage at a free staging of Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” held in New York City’s Central Park. Mike Cernovich, a self-described member of the alt-right who thinks the U.S. should give immigrants IQ tests, put up a YouTube video in which he offered cash to any protesters willing to disrupt the play for pay.

“I’ll give up to 10 people $1,000,” Cernovich says in the footage. “I need you to get up with either a ‘CNN is ISIS’ or ‘Bill Clinton’s a rapist’ or ‘The media is terrorism’ . And if you’re able to get up and be escorted out by security, then I will give you $1,000.”

In other words, Cernovich was actively and openly looking to recruit paid protesters. You know how conservatives made up that ridiculous myth about George Soros sending checks to liberals who march in protests? This is the real version of that, only sponsored by Cernovich.
http://www.salon.com/2017/06/22/there-are-real-paid-protesters-but-they-are-all-right-wingers_partner/





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Summer time… and the livin’s easy. Honestly… I got nothing. I mean come on we’re almost done for the holidays. We got one of my favorite bands, Rise Against coming. I mean their equipment is right there! I can see Tim and the guys hanging out back stage! All right, I am getting carried away. We got to power through this thing, damn it! We’re getting into the summer months now. So Trump went to Poland as part of his World Deplorable Tour. And the people of Poland, well, didn’t quite get American history.

Donald Trump didn’t exactly earn a unanimously warm welcome during his first trip to Europe as president in May. To ensure that his second visit starts off on a far more positive note this week, considerable measures are being taken, including those borrowed straight from the Communist Party playbook.

Ahead of making his way to Germany for the start of the G-20 summit Friday, Trump will land in Poland Wednesday and is guaranteed a rapturous reception: Supportive crowds literally will be bused in to cheer for him.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-poland-crowds-bus-communist-632124


Can we show that picture of the crowd?



Yup – they celebrate the confederacy! And then there was Mike Pence who had that famous “Do Not Touch” photo:



Seriously – it’s like Peter Griffin is in charge!



Then we had that horrible terror attack in London that resulted in 10 people dead and Trump of course pretending to marginally care about the victims:

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

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




Then we get into August. We think the chaos might have died down a bit. There was a lot that happened. Sinclair Broadcasting purchased 500 local TV stations in an insane media consiladtion deal, while a Google employee went full Pepe The Frog and Trump threatened nuclear Armageddon with North Korea (see: Top 10 #3-9 ). But then there was a little event being held in Charlottesville, Virginia that was being called the “Unite The Right” rally. Well, little did we know this event would shake the country to its’ core. It was billed quite innocently:

https://twitter.com/RichardBSpencer/status/875908026032697344

Worst headlining festival ever, by the way! Yeah I know we’re recycling a lot of the same jokes we used before – it’s the end of the year. Fuck it! Fuck it all, I say!!! Thank you! But here’s how it ended:

(CNN)Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

Chanting "blood and soil" and "one people, one nation, end immigration," the group rallied around a statue of Thomas Jefferson before they clashed with counterprotesters, CNN affiliate WWBT reported.

The march came hours before a Saturday rally that police anticipate will attract as many as 2,000 to 6,000 people, in an event that could be the "largest hate-gathering of it's kind in decades in the United States," as described by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Before the group left the university's grounds when police arrived and ruled it unlawful assembly, outraged city and UVA officials condemned Friday's gathering.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/12/us/charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally/index.html




Oh and they didn’t actually hold real torches. They used fucking TIKI torches that you can get in the $3.99 bin at your local Home Depot! That would be like if medieval torturers had played Iron Maiden in the torture chambers instead of using an actual Iron Maiden. Not the same thing! Not that I’m belittling Iron Maiden, those guys kick ass. And we had them on the show. Oh and there was also this:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting at least two dozen more and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.

A helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a passenger later in the afternoon outside Charlottesville also was linked to the rally by State Police, though officials did not elaborate on how the crash was connected.

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/08/12/hundreds-torch-bearing-protesters-parade-through-university-virginia-campus-ahead-white-nationalist-rally-saturday/yJkb6qUEPN6u8VEkEGDV9L/story.html




Even Germany was pissed off at us for that. And if there’s one group of people you don’t want to piss off, it’s the Germans!

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed as "disgusting" the role of white supremacists in a violent protest in Virginia and an "evil attack" against counter-demonstrators that left one woman dead, her spokesman said.

In sharply worded remarks, Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert expressed shock at the weekend rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists in Charlottesvillesupremacists.

"The scenes at the right-wing extremist march were absolutely repulsive - naked racism, anti-Semitism and hate in their most evil form were on display," he told reporters.

"Such images and chants are disgusting wherever they may be and they are diametrically opposed to the political goals of the chancellor and the entire German government."
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2017/Aug-14/415981-merkel-condemns-disgusting-us-far-right-violence.ashx





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So we’re in the home stretch of finishing out this year folks! And with that comes the return of our favorite national past time – football. Yes the Dodgers and Astros had that insane World Series (and the most uneventful game 7 ever), but football is back everybody! And with that – Fox News gets to hammer one of their favorite punching bags – the national anthem protests started by Colin Kaepernick. But this year they have the help of our favorite president!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — President Trump said on Friday night that N.F.L. owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem, and he encouraged spectators to walk out of stadiums in protest.

In an extended riff during a speech in Alabama, Trump also bemoaned what he sees as less violence in football games.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.

Several athletes, including a handful of N.F.L. players, have refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest of the treatment of minorities by the police. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, has not been signed by a team for this season.

Trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/sports/trump-nfl-colin-kaepernick-.html




And of course the end of summer brings the extremely harsh weather with it, known as the hurricane.



Yup – we got into some major hurricane damage – the hurricanes already rocked the Caribbean and destroyed St. Maarten, and Puerto Rico and then they were headed for Houston. The damage they did to Houston was indescribable. But then there was prosperity pastor Joel Osteen who got the worst of it when this happened:

Joel Osteen, the “prosperity” preacher who has made a fortune grifting off the generosity of his devout flock, has endured a withering barrage of criticism from social media for his refusal to open the doors to his 16,000-capacity megachurch to help house the environmental refugees of Hurricane Harvey.

Actor Ron Perlman of Sons of Anarchy fame had a very snarky response to Osteen’s hypocrisy, rightfully calling him out for being more concerned with the cleanliness and propriety of his church than the Christian values of charity and support that he pretends to embody.

Perlman tweeted simply: “Concerned someone might track mud on the carpets?”

Joel Osteen is the very worst kind of human being and an absolute disgrace to all those who call themselves religious.

He is a financial predator of the worst kind, a pernicious agent of mammon who exploits the generosity and the faith of his flock to live a lifestyle of heretical luxury and sinful excess.

At: https://extremelifex.com/2017/08/29/joel-osteen-refuses-to-open-his-church-to-hurricane-victims-actor-ron-perelmans-response-is-great/




Hobbits are evil? Can we get a new meme? Seriously? Fuck it, it’s the end of the year. All I want to do is drink some beers and watch some Rise Against! Is that too much to ask? Moving on! So now we come to October and one of the most horrific terror attacks that has ever happened on American soil has occurred. And the biggest offender in the attacks was easily nutritional supplement salesman Alex Jones.

ALEX JONES: About 20 minutes ago, ISIS took responsibility for the attacks, and the police have confirmed that he had -- the reported shooter had recently personally threatened them and posted videos threatening them, saying that he had joined ISIS, joined Al Qaeda, and that he was basically a leftist, just like [alleged NSA leaker] Reality Winner, and just like so many others that had converted to Islam, that was so angry about Trump and everything that was happening that he went out and carried out this attack. Now, again, clearly it looks like he had help, but we saw the October 1st event of the 100 years of the Bolshevik Revolution coming up, and I had been predicting starting October 1st that we'd see terror attacks.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/10/02/alex-jones-promotes-hoax-claiming-police-said-las-vegas-gunman-was-leftist-who-was-angry-about-trump/218104




Which led to everyone and everything accusing everything but the guns. And the attachment in question – a bump stock. As someone who is not into guns, I had no idea what this did, so I had to do some research.

Senior Republicans in Congress are considering a bill that would ban “bump stocks” — gun accessories the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to turn semi-automatic weapons into more rapid-fire machine guns.

A handful of Republican congressional legislators have shown interest in a bill that would stop shooters from essentially converting semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic ones by using bump stocks. Stephen Paddock, the gunman who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others Sunday at a Las Vegas music festival, had two bump stocks in his possession, officials told the Associated Press.

“An American concert venue has now become a battlefield,” said California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who introduced the bump stock bill Wednesday. “No one should be able to easily and cheaply modify legal weapons into what are essentially machine guns.”
http://time.com/4970720/bump-stocks-ban-how-work/




And the sad thing is we didn’t learn a god damn thing about guns from that horrible shooting. Because not even after that happened, this happened when Alt Right founder and guy who thinks the game Wolfenstein features too much Nazi killing, Richard Spencer, spoke at the University Of Florida, this happened:

Five arrests were made Thursday in connection with an event that self-described white supremacist Richard Spencer held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.

Three men were arrested for their alleged role in a shooting incident following Spencer's speech, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The three suspects "engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire," police said in a press release today.

The three individuals -- Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28 -- are all from Texas, according to police.

The police report for Tenbrink states that while in a car, the suspects pulled up to the victims and one of the three men shouted "Hail Hitler and other chants" before "an argument ensued." According to police, Tenbrink got out of the vehicle with a handgun and threatened to kill the victims, while the two other men encouraged him to shoot them. Polie said Tenbrink fired a single shot that "thankfully missed the group" and hit a nearby building.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/security-ramped-white-nationalist-richard-spencers-florida-event/story?id=50585570




No sorry Cartman there’s no race war. But the even more disturbing thing is how gun nuts responded on Black Friday – which is why I say we didn’t learn a god damn thing. Fuck Black Friday, we should start calling it “Red Friday”.

For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat-screen TVs.

But in a muzzle flash, it seems, a new image may be replacing that stereotype. It involves a trigger and, possibly, a scope.

On Friday, the FBI received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks, according to USA Today — nearly a 10 percent increase from the year before and a new record for background checks in a single day.

That’s not an anomaly. According to the FBI, the previous two records for background checks were also set on the day after the federal holiday in which Americans give thanks for the year’s blessings.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/26/guns-were-black-friday-must-haves-going-by-the-fbis-record-203086-background-check-requests/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_with_top_mostshared_3_na&utm_term=.88dff41d1388





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Ah we’re finally almost done for the year in review. Just like we’re almost done for the year everybody! I mean come on we got Rise Against playing tonight! All I want is to have a couple of beers and see Rise Against, is that too much to ask? But we got to power through. Just power through. OK so we had our annual quota for mass shootings met with Vegas. But then while that was going on, we had the birth of the #MeToo movement going. And it was insane. It started with actress Rose McGowan being temporarily suspended from Twitter.

The Observer has gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.

The previously undisclosed list contains a total of 91 actors, publicists, producers, financiers and others working in the film industry, all of whom Weinstein allegedly identified as part of a strategy to prevent accusers from going public with sexual misconduct claims against him.

The names, apparently drawn up by Weinstein himself, were distributed to a team hired by the film producer to suppress claims that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/18/harvey-weinstein-secret-hitlist-sex-scandal


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Holy shit! 91 accusers? That is fucking insane! And we’re just now learning the extent of the damage that this guy caused. You know when Trump said “drain the swamp”, he pulled the plug on the wrong drain! But that’s a good thing because a lot of those people needed to go. You had Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Danny Masterson, Morgan Spurlock, Tavis Smiley, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Russell Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor, the list goes on and on. But let’s go to Kevin Spacey for a moment because the allegations kept coming. It’s insane.

BuzzFeed’s Adam B. Vary, the reporter who broke the story of Anthony Rapp’s sexual harassment allegations against the actor, tweeted a statement from the company on Friday night. The decision follows rumors reported by Variety earlier in the day that the show was considering killing Spacey’s pivotal character, Frank Underwood.

Netflix also said that they would not be releasing “Gore,” a film produced by and starring Spacey. The actor has also been dropped by his talent agency and publicist.

A number of men have come forward with their own stories since Rapp’s initial accusation of sexual misconduct against Spacey, who was 26 at the time, when he was 14 years old.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/netflix-kevin-spacey-harassment-allegations_us_59fd2373e4b0c9652fff7673?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009




Apparently so Mr. President, and this got people wondering – why are we holding our fictional presidents to a higher standard than actual presidents?

The #MeToo sexual harassment movement roiling the nation reached the doors of the White House on Monday, when three women who last year accused President Trump of sexual misconduct began a renewed public push to gain attention for their allegations.

The three accusers were among more than a dozen who had initially come forward during the 2016 presidential campaign. The three reinvigorated their stories this week with an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show — their first joint interview — and a subsequent news conference in Manhattan, in which they also called on Congress to investigate their claims.

Their appeal occurs on the eve of a closely fought special U.S. Senate election in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican nominee whom Trump has endorsed, is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, and as four Senate Democrats have called on Trump to resign amid the allegations of harassment against him.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/three-women-reassert-allegations-of-sexual-harassment-against-president-trump/2017/12/11/9aa208a2-de96-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html




You said it, sir! And how about Mario Batali? The hits keep coming!

Mario Batali has come under fire for a printed apology over his "wrong" behavior, which included a link to a recipe and was issued soon after ABC announced it had fired him from The Chew after he was accused of sexual misconduct, for which he apologized in a previous statement.

The celebrity chef's newsletter that was sent to fans on Friday contained the following message:

"As many of you know, this week there has been some news coverage about some of my past behavior.

I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility.

Sharing the joys of Italian food, tradition and hospitality with all of you, each week, is an honor and privilege. Without the support of all of you – my fans – I would never have a forum in which to expound on this. I will work every day to regain your respect and trust. – mb

ps. in case you're searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite."
http://www.eonline.com/news/900588/mario-batali-includes-cinnamon-roll-recipe-in-sexual-misconduct-apology




This surprises me – not because Mr. Batali is a creep, but that people actually watch “The Chew”. But seriously, dude, you can’t PS that shit! That would be like Trump apologizing for Russian collusion and going “I’m sorry to the American people, I let you down. I will resign immediately. PS – buy season one of the Apprentice on Blu Ray! Out today!”. Yeah doesn’t have the same ring to it! Which brings me to Roy Moore. Yeah you knew it was coming. Yeah he was the perverted creepy weirdo who ran for senate and got trounced. The guy banned from a mall!

Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was born in Gadsden, a small city flanked by Interstate 59 and the Coosa River, an hour northeast of Birmingham. Gadsden is hilly, woodsy, blue-collar, and religious. “LEGAL OR NOT, SIN IS SIN,” a sign in front of a church announced yesterday. I saw it as I drove around, crisscrossing George Wallace Drive. I also saw Trump posters, Confederate flags, and dozens of signs for Doug Jones, the Democrat tied with Moore in recent Senate-race polls. Gadsden is the seat of Etowah County, which is a conservative place; Donald Trump received three times as many votes in the county as Hillary Clinton did. (Statewide, he received twice as many.) But I didn’t, in all my driving, see a single yard sign for Moore, the home-town son. Even the parking lot of the one mall in town had more bumper stickers for Luther Strange (four), Moore’s opponent in the Republican primary, than for Moore himself (one).
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/locals-were-troubled-by-roy-moores-interactions-with-teen-girls-at-the-gadsden-mall




And then he also got banned from high school football games because he was oogling the cheerleaders, and the cops knew what a creep he is!

On Tuesday, a recently resurfaced interview revealed Moore first noticed his wife Kayla Kisor when she was 15 or 16 years old. (He was 30 at the time.) Meanwhile, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviewed Faye Gary, a 37-year veteran of the Gadsden Police Department, who claimed she and her colleagues were advised to keep Moore away from the cheerleaders at high school football games:

“The rumor mill was that he liked young girls. We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores. It really had gotten to a place where they said he was harassing him. And we were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders. Where the cheerleaders would be.”
http://uproxx.com/news/roy-moore-kept-away-from-cheerleaders/




Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Ew. Ew. Ew. Excuse me a minute. OK I feel better. But the good news is that he lost!

The GOP, and the nation, narrowly dodged a bullet last night after accused pedophile Roy Moore lost to senator-elect Doug Jones in Alabama. Thankfully, Moore will not have a national platform from which to heave his unconstitutional, bigoted refuse.

But a Republican loss in Alabama, of all places, following the party’s miserable performance in Virginia last month, should send a clear warning to party leadership: continue to appease President Donald Trump’s populist, nationalist movement at your peril.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/roy-moore-lost-his-election-alabama-gop-losing-it-s-ncna829316




Yeah that is a well deserved applause! But I think in January we need to take a long, hard look at our infrastructure, because with incidents like these, who needs terrorism?

Nearly 11 hours after a power outage paralyzed the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International got its electricity back late Sunday night.
The lights flickered on shortly before midnight, after an exhausting day for travelers, that had left thousands stranded in dark terminals and on planes sitting on the tarmac. A ground stop in Atlanta disrupted air travel across the United States and led to cancellations of more than 1,000 flights in and out of the airport.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/17/us/atlanta-airport-power-outage/index.html


And:

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several passengers, authorities said.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-washington-train/amtrak-train-derails-on-highway-bridge-in-washington-state-several-killed-idUSKBN1EC239


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Holy shit, indeed! Damn! That’s our 2017 year in review everybody!


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So I promised we were going to do something fun for the 7th entry. We got just 3 more to go before we’re done for the year. So the Daily Stormer – you know, your racist uncle has them bookmarked in his Firefox bookmarks as “Real News”. Last week, the Huffington Post got a hold of their 17 page “playbook” of rules for their members to follow. And it’s quite literally insane.

Back in September, Vox Day, a Gamergate holdover who has assumed the position of racist alt-right figurehead, published a handful of brief excerpts from what he described as the “Andrew Anglin” style guide. For the blissfully unaware, Anglin is a neo-Nazi troll and propagandist who runs The Daily Stormer, one of the more prominent sites of the white supremacist web. The passages selected by Vox Day in his blog post suggested that Anglin is persnickety about detail and presentation ― except on the subject of the Jews, who are to be blamed “for everything.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/daily-stormer-nazi-style-guide_us_5a2ece19e4b0ce3b344492f2




Whew. Yeah if that’s how they start out, how do they finish? So in the interest of time, we’ve got a few minutes – we wont cover all 17 pages but we will give you a brief run down of the juiciest bits. So of course white supremacists speak in code – and their code is even more fucked up than you would imagine:

okay basically, it works like this, you can write articles, if we dont like them you can put them on your own blog or whatever, if we accept them for publication we will pay you $14.88

“Fourteen,” of course, alludes to the 14 words in the old David Lane slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The double eights refer to the eighth letter of the alphabet (“HH” or “Heil Hitler”). The number 1488 is a common shibboleth among white supremacists. We’re sure they find this extremely clever.




Oh come on you know it’s fucked up when even Hitler disapproves! But it gets weirder. So much weirder! Would you be surprised at all to learn that they’re also grammar Nazis? I mean the word Nazi is right in the name!




Of course Nazis are sticklers about presentation! That’s why they’re Nazis! And why would the site that accuses others of fake news be worried that they’re going to be accused of fake news? I would say the pot would be calling the kettle black, but in this case the pot would probably be calling the kettle white!



And they’re even encouraging their reporters to go after social media accounts! Yes they allow racial slurs in their articles because that’s what racists do!





Where’s Trumpy at? We need Trumpy out here for the finale! Yay, Trumpy is back everybody! How about a round of applause?



So now you have the Daily Stormer as grammar Nazis and referencing Mein Kampf. I can guarantee we don’t make our researchers do that! By the way researchers, go do that! And would you be surprised at all to learn that they have a prime directive?



But of course they do it strictly for the LULZ!!!



Because you know – happy and funny white supremacists are the best white supremacists! You know all those scenes we saw of Hitler laughing and drinking right? And they’re out for positivity! Because racism is overly negative in tone, so what about the positive, friendly neighborhood racist?





See? Even Trump agrees with me. But I’ll conclude this shindig by just leaving this here.



Hey! That’s what we do here!


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Yes friends! Gather around friends! Pass the collection plate, friends! Yes, in this darkest of times, we turn to the holiest among us, but even then we are reminded that the holiest among us are full of:



Welcome! Everybody please be seated. How is my fine congregation on this beautiful Wednesday in the holy year of our lord 2017? Because all God, creator of all that is good and holy wants us to do is to sing his name in praise and praise his son, the good lord Baby Jesus, creator of all that is good and holy… hey wait a minute, how can a baby do that? He’s just a baby! Which is why we are out to find out why the most devoted are the most fucked up. Normally we have a theme for our sermons, but considering this is the end of the year, we’re just going to go through some headlines you might have missed. Did you know Trump has cures for cancer and alzheimers? We didn’t!

Self-proclaimed “firefighter prophet” and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor appeared on “The Edge” television program on Saturday night, where he said that during his second term in office, President Trump will release the long-secret cures for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Taylor told host Daniel Ott that Trump’s priority during his first term is cleaning out the corruption in the pharmaceutical industry, which already has such cures but has been keeping them secret because “big pharma doesn’t want you well, they want you sick because that is how they make their money.”

Once Trump eliminates the corruption, Taylor said, we’ll “be fixing to see cures for medical conditions begin to come forth … We’ve had cures for this stuff, Daniel, for years, for decades; for cancer, we’ve got cures out there for Alzheimer’s, all kinds of diseases out there, the cures are there.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mark-taylor-trump-will-release-the-cures-for-cancer-and-alzheimers-in-his-second-term/




Yes, Mr. President – it sounds good but it doesn’t work. I mean does someone want to get Brother Mark a copy of the constitution? I think he needs to do some reading! But apparently Trump isn’t just the cure for everything, brother Alex also has a cure!

Nutritional supplement salesman Alex Jones, the conspiracy theory architect behind Infowars, begged viewers for their prayers to help Infowars defeat the globalist forces he believes are trying to destroy America.

During the Infowars broadcast today, Jones addressed critics who believe he uses his platform irresponsibly to spread conspiracy theories such as the claim that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. He claimed that he is not irresponsible because he’s using his network to fight the globalists.

“I know I am expendable. I know I’m just human. I know I’m weak. But, I’m not a parasite. I’m not a devil worshiper. I’m not a child molester. And man, these people are bad news. And I want God to know because I have spiritual awareness. I can feel God’s presence and when things are happy and good, I feel God’s happy. Let me tell you something. When I start looking at these people I can just feel God’s wrath boiling,” Jones said. “I just want to defeat them, and that’s why I’m God-fearing and I don’t fear them.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-needs-your-prayers-to-help-defeat-the-globalists/




By the way how great is our Top 10 Gospel Choir? Give it up for them everybody! Because there’s nothing more the Good Lord wants than to gather and sing his holy name, amen! Hey everyone, can I get an amen???? But Christianity attracts even the super paranoid – especially with Brother Alex, but even Brother Lance gives an insane opinion on Nazis!

Right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau streamed a video on Periscope last night in which he called on conservative Christians to mobilize for the 2018 elections in order to “literally remove every leftist from a position of government influence” because “you can no longer be in neutral when the Nazis are on the march.”

“We are going to lose America if we don’t actually mobilize,” Wallnau warned. “We’ve got the people and we’ve got the momentum. I’ll tell you where it starts—I hate to say it, but you have to literally remove every leftist from a position of government influence where they open the door to advance their lawless utopia … We’re going to have to smash that. You start with the political. You have got to take those political offices. You have to because you have to dismantle the apparatus of where power can come in through the top, to the courts and legislation.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/lance-wallnau-christians-must-remove-every-leftist-from-office-because-the-nazis-are-on-the-march/




You know it’s bad when even Hitler denounces you! Because LYING IS A SIN!!!! AND SINS MUST BE CLEANSED BY JESUS CHRIST, CREATOR OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY! CAN I GET AN AMEN!!! Let us sing now!!! But as you know Brother Moore suffered a crippling defeat in Alabama at the hands of a do-gooder! But what did his loss get blamed on? Porno! Porno! Porno!

On his radio program yesterday, extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson reacted to Roy Moore’s loss in the Senate election in Alabama earlier this week by blaming it on the state’s love of pornography, which he also warned is turning children gay.

Swanson, who interviewed Moore on his program earlier this year, told his audience that Alabama was among the states where people spent the most time on the website Pornhub in 2016, which lead him to conclude that it was no coincidence that Moore lost because “that state probably has significant sexual problems, especially since Doug Jones is so in favor of sexual perversion, transgenderism and homosexuality. Evidently, the state of Alabama must have a problem with sexuality. It’s obvious.”

“Unless there is a spiritual awakening,” Swanson added, “I think these conservative states are going to become liberal in their moral values within another five, 10, or 20 years. If the fathers are doing pornography, the kids are going to turn into homosexuals. The fathers will hide their sin and the children will come out of the closet with it. By the way, the top porn search word in Alabama and Mississippi is ‘lesbian.’ So another indication that the father’s generation is dabbling in porn, the children’s generation will go head over heels for some of the most egregious sexual crimes that men ever engage in.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kevin-swanson-blames-roy-moores-loss-on-alabamas-love-of-pornography/




I’m going to leave Brother Kevin with that image there. You can’t unsee that! I’m sure Brother Kevin has spent countless hours jerking the gerkin and spanking the monkey to some of the most hardcore pornography imaginable! But we must ask – why are our brothers and sisters lying to us? Because as we all know lying is a sin! And sins must be cleansed!

On the third day of his appearance on Jim Bakker’s television program this week, supposed modern-day prophet Sundar Selvaraj claimed that he was told by Jesus Christ that Pope Francis is the False Prophet who will lead the world into the worship of the Antichrist, as foretold in the Book of Revelation.

Selvaraj recounted how, a few years ago, “the Lord Jesus appeared to me about the False Prophet who is mentioned in Revelation, chapter 13 and then very simply and very clearly he said, ‘The present Pope Francis is the prophesied False Prophet.’ And then he went on explaining to me the many things the false prophet will do, and then later on, I did some research and I found that whatever the Lord Jesus told me what what exactly Pope Francis has already begun to do.”

Selvaraj said that on the day that Pope Francis met with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli president Shimon Peres in 2014, “a meteor flew very close by earth and NASA nicknamed the meteor ‘The Beast.’ So that confirmed what the Lord revealed, that the False Prophet—the beast that is mentioned in Revelation 13—is the Pope.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/sundar-selvaraj-a-meteor-confirmed-that-pope-francis-is-the-false-prophet-of-the-book-of-revelation/




But finally this is our last sermon for this year. But as the Congregation Of The Top 10 will convene next year, so will Holy Shit! Because they are not going away any time soon! So I’ll just leave this here.

“This may seem an odd comparison, but I think it’s a real one, that we’re moving, Tony, toward automated cars, for example. And in the regulatory world, there’s the debate over how they’re going to regulate these automated vehicles. But you can imagine the control over our lives the government would have if they could remotely control our vehicles, which they may in fact someday be able to do and I think we have to think about that,” Jeffrey said.

“It doesn’t get discussed a lot but it’s going to happen,” Jeffrey said. “Down the road at some point automobiles are going to be automated and someone is going to be in control of the infrastructure that directs how those automobiles move.”

Jeffrey then painted a scenario where the government takes control of self-driving cars to prevent anti-choice activists from being able to transport themselves to protests.

“Imagine that the government is doing something outrageous like legalizing the killing of unborn babies and a lot of people want to go down to the Washington Mall one day a year and make it known they’re sticking up to the right for life, but the only way they can get through to that Mall is by getting on a transportation system that’s controlled by the government,” Jeffrey said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/cns-editor-warns-that-government-could-manipulate-self-driving-cars-to-prevent-anti-abortion-protests/




Yay, I hope that is the take away you get for this year! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! Or pieces depending on whether or not your church supports open or concealed carry. That’s it this year for:




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You know what time it is? It’s time for this!



Of course you know by now people are people and people are dumb. But unlike most times where we recap stupid people during the week, this time we’re going to recap our favorite stories of stupid people from the entire year! So many ways we could go with this! Well one of my favorite stories of stupid people had to be the flat earther who attempted to launch a rocket into low orbit to prove the earth is flat.

It appears we will need to wait a while longer to find out whether more than two millennia of thinkers and explorers — from Aristotle and Ferdinand Magellan, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and John Glenn — have been wrong about the shape of the Earth.

"Mad" Mike Hughes, limousine driver and self-proclaimed flat-Earther, announced that he had to delay his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket of his own making. The launch, which he has billed as a crucial first step toward ultimately photographing our disc-world from space, had been scheduled for Saturday — before the Bureau of Land Management got wind of the plan and barred him from using public land in Amboy, Calif.

Also, the rocket launcher he had built out of a used motor home "broke down in the driveway" on Wednesday, according to Hughes. He said in a YouTube announcement that they'd eventually gotten the launcher fixed — but the small matter of federal permission proved a more serious stumbling block (for now).
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/26/566583007/flat-earther-postpones-launch-in-his-homemade-rocket-saying-it-s-not-easy




I can pretty much imagine that’s how that whole thing is going to pan out. And that’s what you get for using a rocket made by Acme corporation! Then I love this story – and it’s from my neck of the woods – and I was in the area on that very night!

A rowdy pair of Uber riders reportedly damaged their driver’s car during a late-night In-N-Out run in Hollywood on Saturday night. And as CBS Los Angeles shows, much of it was caught on camera.

The incident happened well into the evening on August 19, when two women requested a ride from Uber. Driver Travis Cole answered the request and picked up the two women outside of a Hollywood bar. The pair seemed intoxicated, Cole tells CBS, and things pretty quickly fell apart. At least one of the women allegedly threw up in the backseat, prompting Cole to force the whole car out at the In-N-Out in Hollywood along Sunset Boulevard.

From there, the duo got into a number of different altercations with bystanders and onlookers, and even took to Cole’s car, smashing his windshield with the heel of a shoe and causing plenty of other damage — in addition to that backseat vomit. Police arrived on the scene, arresting the women and posting bail of $20,000 apiece.
https://la.eater.com/2017/8/22/16184784/uber-hollywood-in-n-out-crime-video




At least D-FENS didn’t show up! And here’s another one of my favorite stories of the year and of course it involves Florida. And it involves hurricanes. And it involves stupid people with guns. You have the dumb news trifecta!

A Florida sheriff is warning citizens not to shoot guns at Hurricane Irma as the monster storm approaches Florida.

“To clarify, DO NOT shoot weapons @ #Irma,” the Pasco County, Fla. sheriff tweeted. “You won't make it turn around & it will have very dangerous side effects.”

The sheriff was responding to a viral Facebook event that jokingly encouraged people to shoot guns at the hurricane. More than 26,000 people have marked themselves as “attending” the event.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence also issued a warning to followers to not shoot guns at the storm.

One of the creators of the event, Ryon Edwards, told Yahoo News that he created the event out of “stress and boredom.”

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control,” Edwards said.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/349968-florida-sheriff-warns-citizens-dont-shoot-at-hurricane-irma




Seriously – Yosemite Sam aint got nothing on American gun nuts! Yee haw!!!! Oh and here’s another one – if you work in an ER, you’re pretty much on your feet 16 hours a day. But really – don’t have a penis measuring contest!

Five Denver Health Medical Center nurses were disciplined for admiring a patient's genitals after he'd gone on to meet his maker.

According to KMGH, the health workers had helped themselves to a peek at the deceased man's penis, at one point going so far as to open a body bag to view his departed parts.

"Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased," a Denver Police Department report states. "The complainant, Risk Management for Denver Health, made a mandatory report."
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nurses-suspended-checking-size-corpse-genitals-article-1.3474233




And then one of my favorite dumb stories this year involves my local football team – the Los Angeles Chargers and a clearly insanely disgruntled fan from San Diego, but the real fail came from Chargers owner Dean Spanos who clearly doesn’t understand how crowd sizes work – much like our president!

Dean Spanos is having a bad few weeks. Awful crowds at the Los Angeles Chargers games at StubHub Center and an 0-3 record have been made worse by a billboard and banners flying over the stadium disparaging him. Well, now the Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly piled onto Spanos’ misery.

FOX 5 in San Diego is reporting Spanos tried to stop the banners being flown above StubHub Center on game days by requesting a temporary flight restriction (TFR). The FAA rejected the request and the reason is delicious. You see, TFRs are only granted for stadiums and arenas that hold 30,000 or more. Spanos’ soccer stadium home only holds 27,000, so the FAA shut down his request.
http://thebiglead.com/2017/09/29/faa-denies-spanos-request-to-block-disparaging-plane-banners/




And then there was this story out of Florida where a Florida man who rescued a squirrel and kept it as a pet was possibly getting kicked out of his apartment. Can you say SQUIRREL?

Ryan Boylan and Brutis are inseparable pals.

Boylan tells Clearwater’s WFLA News Channel 8, “I can’t imagine not being around her.”

As for Brutis, she always has a shoulder to lean on.

Problem is, Brutis is a squirrel, and property managers at Boylan’s Clearwater Beach condo, who discovered his furry friend in April, say Brutis has got to go or Boylan will be evicted.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article184097341.html




What? There’s a squirrel? SQUIRREL!!!!! And finally to round out the year in stupid people, we got to revisit the Borat impersonating tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan . Yeah really don’t do that, I hear that they hate that movie there. Very nice!!!

(PRAGUE) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the “I Love Astana” sign.

But local police took action, detaining them on Friday and fining them 22,500 tenge ($68) each for committing minor hooliganism, according to the Kazakh news website informburo.kz.
http://time.com/5026484/tourists-detained-borat-kazakhstan/




That’s it this year for:




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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 UAE is the original home of corporate greed, Canada is Canada, and Cuba is the center of an attempted murder mystery plot. Here’s the tour schedule:



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This is it people! This is the grand finale! We are hanging out in the beautiful city of Cancun, and we are done with the first leg of our first ever Top 10 Conservative Idiots world tour! Let’s kick back and have a margarita, and let’s do this thing! So welcome to Mexico! it’s that country that’s south of the border, don’t you know? Mexico has a very long and very crazy history that we can’t really get into. Mexico is the home of the ancient civilizations the Incas and the Mayas. Which you can see in famous temples and ruins like Chichen Itza, and Teotihuacán. It’s northern neighbors are the states of California, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. Mexico is home to such major cities as Tijuana, Mexico D.F. (Districto Federal), Guadalajara, and of course everyone’s favorite spring break destinations like Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. And by the way if you go to Mexico and think all Mexican food is burritos, tacos, and chimichangas, think again! Real Mexican food is things like Mole sauce and pretty much anything with poblano chiles. Mexico is also the home to the mariachi and caliente music. I love me a good mariachi band, and we’ve got one right here! Oh if you think I’m doing an entry on Mexico without a live mariachi band present, you don’t know this show! Say hola to the crowd, guys! That’s Mariachi Corazon De Camino, from Gardena, California! So what else is Mexico the home of? Well, it will be the new home of Ford for starters!

Ford Motor Co. is changing gears again in Mexico, shifting planned production of a small electric-powered sport utility vehicle to a plant south of the border instead of a Michigan factory.

Sending the electric vehicle to Mexico, where labor costs are lower, will help the business case for the costly model. It also risks raising the ire of President Donald Trump, who had been sharply critical of an earlier plan by Ford to build a small car factory in Mexico that the company ultimately canceled.

“They have to do what’s best financially and this electric vehicle is not going to be huge” in terms of sales volume, said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with car-shopping website Autotrader. “It’s not like they’re not putting money into the U.S.”

Moving production of the as-yet-unnamed electric SUV to Mexico will allow the carmaker to boost planned output of self-driving vehicles at its factory in Flat Rock, Michigan. The Wall Street Journal reported the automaker’s change of plans earlier.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/ford-moving-production-of-electric-suv-from-michigan-to-mexico




I can just picture Trump right now going “BUY AMERICAN!!!!”. And with cars comes that sweet sweet crude! Exxon may be moving some operations to Mexico. I mean is this how we MAGA, Mr. Trump?

Exxon Mobil Corp. is joining Chevron Corp. and other U.S. refiners to supply the newly free Mexican fuel market.

Exxon sent two cargoes totaling 120,000 barrel of diesel and gasoline Wednesday from its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, to a private terminal in San Luis Potosi. The company is moving cargoes along Kansas City Southern Railway Co.’s network and plans to utilize the San Jose Iturbide terminal in Guanajuato state, which is being expanded, to bring in more supplies. Eventually, it aims to move product from all of its refineries along the Gulf Coast.

“Exxon Mobil is the first company to compete in the Mexican fuel market in an integrated form,” Carlos Rivas, general director of fuel for the company in Mexico, said Wednesday in a phone interview.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-06/exxon-jumping-in-to-mexico-s-fuel-market-with-first-u-s-cargo




No sorry, we got no time. We’re almost to the end of the world tour! I just want some tacos and a margarita to celebrate, OK? You know we had those massive fires in California, and there were even a few in Mexico that have spawned up! But this is too fucked up!

A large plume of smoke in the skyline south of San Diego is tied to a wildfire in Mexico, Cal Fire officials confirmed.

Smoke was first spotted by San Diego residents around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, causing concern.

Thick white smoke could be seen by neighbors in the southeastern part of San Diego County.

There is no active wildfire working in San Diego County at this time.
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Fire-in-Mexico-Creates-Cloud-of-Smoke-Visible-From-South-Bay-462352253.html




Yeah fire! Fire! Heh heh heh! Although you know what will really blow Trump’s mind? Mexico is more progressive than the United States! Yes – our friends south of the border are winning more than Trump is! Ha!!!

MEXICO CITY —

Former Mexico finance minister Jose Antonio Meade, who resigned to seek the presidential nomination of the ruling party, is lagging far behind in public support ahead of next year's election, according to a newspaper poll published Wednesday.

Meade, who is widely expected to receive the nomination of the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), came in third in two scenarios polled by Mexican newspaper El Universal, while leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador maintained a strong lead in both instances.

The survey found that 31 percent of respondents would vote for Lopez Obrador, who leads the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, followed by the conservative National Action Party's (PAN) Ricardo Anaya, leading a coalition of parties, with 23 percent. Meade came in third with 16 percent.
https://www.voanews.com/a/poll-mexico-ruling-party-presidential-hopeful-trails-leftist/4152144.html




Really, sir, is this how we are winning? Really? And you know how Mexico is winning? It’s starting to track tourists who get black out drunk! Hey if you go to Mexico – DO NOT DRINK THE BAD ALCOHOL!!!

Officials with the U.S. Department of State are now tracking reports of blackouts and injuries related to potentially tainted alcohol in Mexico and said Friday they have already received a dozen complaints.

The agency has come under fire from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in recent months for “underplaying” the risks to tourists traveling to Mexico and for not doing enough when U.S. citizens are injured or die while vacationing there. One U.S. senator called the department’s response to tourist troubles in Mexico “disingenuous.”

The announcement comes three days after the U.S. Office of Inspector General launched an inquiry into the agency’s policies and procedures for handling those cases.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/mexico-blackouts/2017/12/15/state-department-says-has-begun-tracking-mexico-alcohol-related-blackout-incidents/957066001/




First up give it up for our mariachi band! How great is that? So don’t drink the bad alcohol. But Mexico is also doing better than we are at our own War On Drugs game if this is accurate!

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Congress on Friday passed a law that strengthens the military’s role in fighting organized crime, defying an outcry from human rights groups, police experts and even United Nations officials who warned that the measure will lead to abuses.

The law, which President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to sign, sets up a legal framework to deploy soldiers in regions controlled by drug gangs.

The law’s supporters argue that it ends a dozen years of improvised orders that place soldiers on the streets with no clear mission and no deadline.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/world/americas/mexico-strengthens-militarys-role-in-drug-war-outraging-critics.html




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Give it up for the Top 10 Mariachi Band everybody! Mexico is a great place to visit and there’s tons of cities with tons of things to do. Living here you might want to reconsider, at least for the time being.

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

Overall: B+

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There is no next week! This is it! We are finished! We’re coming home for some long rest! I want to thank all of our hosts – you guys were absolutely amazing! Except for maybe Saudi Arabia. But the rest of you – all amazing! I love you all! And then when the new season starts we’ll have another few rounds before Stupidest State 2018! We did it everybody!!!


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Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get this post season party started! Closing out the season is an awesome band from the heartland of Chicago! They have a new album out called “Wolves”. Playing their song “Welcome To The Breakdown”, give it up for Rise Against!





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




Yeah how about that?

Thank you very much for following the Top 10 throughout the shitty year that was 2017! I want to thank all the amazing musical acts we’ve had this year. I want to thank all our contributors. I want to thank my staff, crew, fans and well everybody who supports the Top 10! I also want to thank all of our amazing hosts for the Top 10 World Tour! This is the end of the Top 10 season 3! Top 10 Conservative Idiots returns January 10th with the start of season 4 and our very special countdown to our 100th edition!

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-26: The Senators Revenge (Terror In Gadsden) Edition


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-26: The Senator’s Revenge (Terror In Gadsden) Edition

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Come to your local Top 10 dealer today for our Top 10 Winter Solstice Sales Event! Lease a new Top 10 today for $3,999 down with $299 for 36 months with 1.9% APR financing on approved credit. See your salesman for details. We are back everybody! It’s no secret that I love music, as you know by the musical guests we’ve had on this program. So you know our musical guest this week is Noel Gallagher. He’s you know – the other half of Oasis. We already had his brother Liam Gallagher on the show and I love his album. And Noel has been kind of a prankster, and don’t get me wrong – I love nonsense. And I love pranks. In fact I’ve got a good one planned for April Fool’s Day this year. So anyway, Noel was out promoting his new album called “Who Built The Moon” which is great. All of the High Flying Birds albums have been great so far. So anyway, Noel did a TV promo for the album that aired in the UK. Well, a critic for the Irish Times – Ian Mulaney - isn’t having any of it. So he posted a one star review of the album where he just trashed it. And I mean man he trashed it good. Some of the choice quotes from the review: “a dried up oasis of dross”, and “There are musical gestures here that would be a cause of embarrassment if you heard them played by a gang of black-clad teenagers at a Saturday afternoon battle of the bands in a rural parish hall.”. Ouch. So what did Noel do? Well let’s show the ad! I love it so much! Yes, he put the one star review in the ad, and it started a whole back and forth between him and Mulvaney! I love a good beef like that! OK that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to. But first, we have to play Weekend Update’s response to Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal:



Number one this week is the Al Franken hit job. Yes – Al Franken resigned. But at what cost? What good is it doing? We will tell you the whole shitty story. So I got to explain the second entry. If Roy Moore had won, we were going to do a People Who Somehow Got Elected. But now that Roy Moore lost, we’re going to add him to “This Fucking Guy”! At number 3 is also Donald Trump (3) because he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal last week, and the proverbial shit is about to hit the fan, and you know who wins? The Armageddon wing of the Christian right. And that can’t be good. And thanks to Donald Trump’s (4) recklessness, while you weren’t looking, the US lost a crucial ally in Europe as we were denounced by Germany. At number 5 is our weekly sermon of all things holy as we dive into what the Christian right has been up to with “Holy Shit”. This week we’re going to tell you about the Christian rights’ champion Kim Davis and her unexpected challenger. Believe me, this is a good one! At number 6 is the Alt Right (6). So they attempted to get Sam Seder booted from MSNBC, but MSNBC did their due diligence and found out they were wrong! Gee, what a shocker! At number 7, Alex Jones must have been smoking some good Covfefe in the last few days because wait until you hear his latest crackpot theories! In the number 8 slot we got to do this story and I hate this story and everyone in it, but we got to talk about bullied kid Keaton Jones and his mom (8). This story shows exactly what the internet does to a person in less than a day. In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “I Need A Drink” and we’re actually going to combine this with an appearance from the Top 10 Home Shopping Network to tell you some gifts that you can get your Trump loving relatives! Finally this week it’s the penultimate stop of the first leg of our World Tour! We are almost done everybody! All of our hosts have been amazing and I want to thank all of them. And so for our next to last stop we’re going to tour the scenic island nation of Cuba! Plus we’ve got some live music for you from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. They have a new album out called “Who Built The Moon” that is great. Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Tonight’s episode: The Senator’s Revenge (Terror In Gadsden). So by now you know that Al Franken was cast out in another edition of America’s Next Top President. And normally this is the Top 10 Conservative Idiots, but this week – it’s off the hook. Both parties were extremely disappointing in how they handled this whole debacle. But Al isn’t alone in this whole debacle. He’s got friends.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced on Thursday that he will resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. On the same day, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks also said he was resigning from Congress over allegations of sexual harassment from two former staffers.

They, along with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., all resigned in one week’s time. They join a long list of lawmakers ousted by scandal.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/al-franken-trent-franks-join-long-list-of-lawmakers-ousted-by-scandal




Yes Al you did kick ass! And maybe that’s why the Alt Right is so afraid of you. But you know what? We can’t stoop to their level can we? I mean can we?

Long before he became a senator, Al Franken was a liberal hero for the way he stuck it to Republicans. And so it was perhaps inevitable that, even as he resigned from the Senate in disgrace this week, he couldn’t resist a parting shot.

“I of all people,” Franken said on the Senate floor, “am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.”

It was a line of reasoning worthy of President Trump: Why am I being persecuted while my political enemy goes unpunished? How is that fair? Franken didn’t apologize — in fact, he cast doubt on his accusers — and the only regret he expressed was for “having to walk away from this job.” But after a political career premised on exposing the depravity of Republicans, Franken himself stood exposed. For years, he had built his brand on always being in the right. Even as he relinquished his Senate seat, he couldn’t let go of his sense of moral superiority.
http://time.com/5057462/al-franken-resignation-sorry/




But seriously, how does Al Franken go but a certain 45th president of the United States still remains in office? The hypocrisy is absolutely mind boggling!

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Donald Trump to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct on Monday, the latest of five lawmakers in the chamber to do so.

“President Trump should resign,” Gillibrand said during an interview on CNN. “These allegations are credible; they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking.”

The New York Democrat added that if Trump did not “immediately resign,” Congress “should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”

The remarks came on the heels of similar calls by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), all of whom urged the president to either step down following the announced resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) over sexual harassment allegations.
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/11/democratic-senators-trump-resign-misconduct-allegations-290500




What? It’s not wrong! It’s what happened! I mean this whole thing with Al Franken is beyond insane – and this is the week in which the Christian right threw out morals and supported a pedophile for the US Senate!

It’s hardly surprising that Trump is miffed at Gillibrand. On Monday, the gentlewoman from New York publicly called on the president to step down in light of the multiple accusations of harassment and assault swirling around him. Having long pressed for the military to address its sexual-assault problem, Gillibrand has emerged more recently as a crusader against all manner of sexual misbehavior by political leaders: She was the first Senate Democrat to call on her Minnesota colleague Al Franken to step down, and she contends that elected officials absolutely should be held to higher standards than regular folks.

Understandably, Trump does not appreciate the senator’s focusing a spotlight on his own … vulnerabilities in this area. What powerful man would?

But unlike most men, Trump is not content simply to push back against the substance of the accusations against him. Nor is it enough for him to follow the usual partisan playbook and dismiss Gillibrand as politically motivated—though his “flunky” crack did make that point.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/trump-gillibrand/548201/




But some good news though is that Franken didn’t exit quietly – he took some parting shots at Trump before making his way out the door:

Sen. Al Franken is officially on his way out the Senate door, resigning in the wake of allegations that he touched women improperly or made unwanted advances.

And in his Thursday announcement, the Minnesota Democrat made sure to take a shot at President Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, both accused of sexual misconduct of their own.

"I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."

Trump has been accused by a dozen women of groping and forced sexual encounters. Moore, who will face voters in next week's Alabama special election, has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting teenagers while he was in his 30s.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/07/sen-al-franken-takes-dig-trump-moore-resignation-speech/930997001/





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This week’s This Fucking Guy is Roy Moore. Now come on Christian right, let us have this one! You fucked up! You can’t win them all! And I mean come on, I watched the news last night. You kept saying that if it had been any other candidate, the GOP would have won. And you may be right about that – it is Alabama. They could run Ted Kaczynski and Ted Bundy, but as long as they had an R next to their name and played the Jesus card, they’d win Alabama! And you know what? We said the same thing! So how did Moore celebrate election day?

GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and his wife will ride horses to their Alabama polling location on Tuesday.

A schedule released by the Moore campaign for the Dec. 12 election includes “Traditional Horseback Ride to their Polling Location."

Moore and his wife, Kayla, typically ride horses to every election where Moore is a candidate. They rode horseback to the Alabama run-off, where Moore beat out Sen. Luther Strange to be the GOP nominee, and to the first round of the GOP primary in August.

Most recent polls have put Moore ahead of opponent Democrat Doug Jones for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite a series of allegations that he sexually assaulted teenage girls.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/363810-roy-moore-to-ride-horseback-to-polling-station




You know can I just say fuck Roy Moore and the horse he rode in on? Thank you! And he’s got nothing on Sam Elliot, by the way! Sam Elliot is a national treasure. Roy Moore is the exact opposite of that. Well Roy Moore still has a few supporters on the Christian right like our favorite fake football coach Dave Daubenmire:

Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire dedicated his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning to analyzing Roy Moore’s loss in the Senate election in Alabama, blaming Christians who were too self-righteous to vote for Moore simply because he may have molested some teenage girls decades ago.

“We had an underbelly that was exposed to us last night,” he said. “If you guys don’t think that we’re in trouble—remember when I was telling you that it’s about the destruction of white Christian male? Do you remember that? This whole thing is all playing out that very thing, the destruction of the white Christian male. And the left, the God-haters, the devil has had tremendous influence in the lives of Christian believers, there is no other way to explain that mess that happened down in Alabama.”

Daubenmire blasted Christians who refused to support Moore simply because he “maybe molested a girl 40 years ago” but were willing to vote for a Democrat “who wants to kill babies.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-blasts-christians-who-refused-to-support-roy-moore-just-because-he-maybe-molested-a-girl-40-years-ago/




Really Dave? You defend molestation but play the "democrats want to kill your babies" card? Really? That's the take away you got from last night's election? But it’s not over, apparently. He vowed revenge! Oh yes – just like a good James Bond villain, or Bowser from the Super Mario Bros games, he will keep coming back for more!

Just when you thought that the seemingly endless Senate race in Alabama was over, the candidate who was long expected to win it has announced that it isn’t.

After Republican Roy Moore’s campaign chairman took to the lectern to assure the candidate’s supporters that declarations of victory for Democrat Doug Jones were premature, Moore himself stepped up to do the same.

“When the vote is this close . . . it’s not over,” Moore said. Why? Well, if a race is within half a percentage point after all the votes are tallied, an automatic recount is triggered that could conceivably flip the result. And with a narrow Jones lead and military ballots still needing to be counted, Moore assured the crowd that some miracle still might happen.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/12/13/why-roy-moores-hope-for-a-recount-is-a-very-long-long-shot/




Hey maybe the GOP is like the democrats’ wingman – they are so obsessed with us aren’t they? And hey I’m not complaining! But this is my favorite part of the election – when not even yesterday Roy Moore’s wife made an impassioned plea that – guess what? They’re not racist! And this reason is too good not to ignore it!

“Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. But I’ll tell you all this because I see you all, I just want to set the record straight while they’re here: One of our attorneys is a Jew,” Kayla Moore said, waving towards the back of the room where reporters were gathered. “We have very close friends who are Jewish.”

The comment came towards the end of a testy and sometimes bizarre rally Monday night where she, her deeply controversial husband, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, and top allies lashed out at all of their enemies, real and imagined: The multiple women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct towards them when they were teenagers, the “fake news” that covered the women’s claims, the https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUQQgogVeQY8cMQamhHJcgRepublican establishment that’s recoiled from Moore since the allegations broke, and the Democrats who are hoping to score a shocking victory against him on Tuesday.

It was a fitting capstone for one of the most bizarre elections in recent memory.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/roy-moore-wife-kayla-says-one-of-our-attorneys-is-a-jew




Yeah… that is exactly saying I’m not racist but… and then going and saying something completely racist! So we got to play this clip for a minute and bask in its’ insane glory and I think it would sound better with the Sad Hulk Music behind it:




So they say they’re not racist because one of their lawyers is a Jew. Remember back during the 2012 election when Mitt Romney said that some of his best friends are NASCAR owners? Yeah it’s kind of like that. But really – they are racists! Hey Christian right – we’ll stop calling you racists when you stop saying and doing racist shit! How about that?

Amid all the controversy that has recently surrounded Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore for his alleged activities with teenagers in the 1970s, the Republican nominee’s ties to individuals and groups who admire and praise the Confederate States of America -- a breakaway republic founded on slavery -- have received significantly less attention.

Moore, who is facing Democrat Doug Jones in a special election on Tuesday, has insisted that he is not a racist. This week, Moore’s campaign called him “a champion of civil rights.” On Monday, he told Christian nationalist radio host Sandy Rios that he had a “great amount of support in the community.”

“This issue of racism is completely ridiculous,” Moore said. “I’m not a racist. I don’t stand against people because of the color of their skin. I believe that our founding documents quite clearly point out God made us all equal and created us in his own image.”
https://www.salon.com/2017/12/12/never-mind-the-sex-scandals-roy-moore-is-a-son-of-the-confederacy/




Yeah so there is that. But guess what? His brother vowed revenge! Mmm… yes… Mmmm… yes my pretties! It is on!

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore refused to concede after losing to Democratic opponent Doug Jones Tuesday night, and it appears he is not the only member of his family who is bitter about the defeat.

Jerry Moore, the former judge-cum-accused child predator’s brother, reportedly told NPR’s Debbie Elliott that: “”It might not happen on this earth right now, but Doug Jones will pay for what he’s saying.”
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029975758




There you have it – they’re literally saying “You’ll live to regret this!”. That’s Roy Moore – this week’s:




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Enough about Roy Moore for now. So last week Donald Trump took a step closer to killing us all in a fiery nuclear blaze last week. How did he do it? By declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Yes, by doing so he managed to piss off three of the world’s foremost major religions – all of which claim Israel as its’ capital. So here’s what happened.

At ground zero, by Jerusalem's Old City walls, reaction to President Trump's declaration that the United States now recognizes the city as being Israel's capital is both mixed and muted.
A small group of Palestinian women sat chanting outside the ancient Damascus Gate and youths who in other cities might be described as feral baited police, in an almost ritualized ebb and flow of bravado.
There was no violence and Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told me the gathering was "relatively small ... we've dealt with much larger."

He would be there again Friday as Palestinians streamed home following their most important prayers of the week. It was the moment many had feared could turn to ugly violence.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/09/opinions/trump-israel-opinion-robertson/index.html




No stop it. We’re not going to die just yet. But the proverbial shit is hitting the fan. And why is Trump doing this? To please his hardcore base of end times fanatics. But you know who is pleased with this? Israel!

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying Monday that he believed European countries would follow suit.
Speaking in Brussels, where he is meeting European Union foreign ministers, Netanyahu said Trump's announcement was based on "recognizing reality."
Trump's move Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and commit to moving the US embassy to the holy city prompted international criticism and sparked protests across the world.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/11/middleeast/netanyahu-jerusalem-brussels/index.html




I already told you! We’re not going to die yet! Stop it! *slaps Fry* So why was this so important and why did Trump wait until just now to realize this? And why should this fucking terrify you? *cue horror music* Thank you sound effects guy!

Both Israelis and Palestinians claim the city as their political capital and as a sacred religious site. Israel controls the entirety of the city. Any peace deal would need to resolve that.

The city’s status has been disputed, at least officially, since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Before that, the United Nations had designated Jerusalem as a special international zone. During the war, Israel seized the city’s western half. It seized the eastern half during the next Arab-Israeli war, in 1967.

Most foresee a peace deal that gives western Jerusalem to Israel and eastern Jerusalem to a future Palestinian state.

The United States, in order to present itself as a dispassionate broker, long considered Jerusalem’s status to be a conflict issue that was up to Israelis and Palestinians to decide. Mr. Trump is breaking with that traditional neutrality.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-capital.html




Yeah that’s what we should have done – left the whole damn thing alone. But nope – we have Trump and the far right Christian cult in charge! And we haven’t even got to Holy Shit yet this week! It seems we are in the end times. I mean Kevin Feige even said the Avengers is going to have a series finale and in comic book movies that almost never happens! So what’s the series finale for earth going to look like?

The relish with which Donald Trump signed the declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel left me with a sense of cold resignation at the obduracy of the man. He was almost gleeful; the power he now wields enables him with the stroke of a pen to bring about historical changes to our suffering world. But I was neither surprised nor angry – those emotions having long since been spent.

I have lived under Israel’s occupation for 50 years and listened to many empty declarations while witnessing the Jewish settlements expand, destroying our beautiful landscape and rendering us Palestinians strangers in our own land. Israel has never had to be concerned about the formal positions that the US observed, which considered it an occupier of the territories, including East Jerusalem, it has held since 1967, nor by the oft-repeated position that the Israeli settlements are illegal. This was because these formal positions were never followed by any implementation on the part of the US.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/10/trump-jerusalem-israel-capital-may-incite-intifada




OK maybe we are all gonna die! So Trump gave the religious right a huge gift. And they’re the last people who need gifts. I mean what’s next? Are we going to give the billionaires more money? We already did that? Shit! Oh and by the way – Trump’s actions last week revealed yet another piece of the puzzle in the Russian collusion investigation:

WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to an episode that has renewed questions about how the White House handles sensitive intelligence.

Israel is one of the United States’ most important allies and runs one of the most active espionage networks in the Middle East. Mr. Trump’s boasting about some of Israel’s most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries and raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the region.

Israeli officials would not confirm that they were the source of the information that Mr. Trump shared, which was about an Islamic State plot. In a statement emailed to The New York Times, Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, reaffirmed that the two countries would maintain a close counterterrorism relationship.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/world/middleeast/israel-trump-classified-intelligence-russia.html





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Seriously, we live in a weird fucking time right now. Any other day this would be a major front page headline and get 24/7 coverage: “President Accuses Senator Of Begging For Money”. But nope, we live in a world where Donald Trump is our president and he does something batshit crazy in about once an hour.

WASHINGTON — President Trump aggressively returned to the issue of sexual harassment on Tuesday, again dismissing his own accusers as fabricators and attacking a female Democratic senator as a “lightweight” who “would do anything” for campaign contributions.

The president’s attacks came in early morning Twitter posts after three of the accusers had come forward on Monday to renew their charges from last year that Mr. Trump had sexually assaulted them before he entered politics, and after the senator, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, had called for him to resign.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/trump-blames-democrats-for-false-accusations-from-women.html




Well… she’s got you there, asshole. I mean seriously we’re going to hell at an alarming rate and our descent to the bottom is fast approaching. But then there’s Alex Jones who said this about Trump’s accusers:

Today on Infowars, Jones theorized that Democrats forced a few of their own to step down from powerful roles after sexual assault allegations were made with the plan to then “go after Trump with their made-up stuff.”

“They have Megyn Kelly with these women that say that he asked them out or tried to give them their number, or one had been rude to him on an airplane so he called her the C-word, in one case 30 years ago,” Jones said. “Another woman says, this is like 11 or 12 years ago, he asked for her phone number.”

Jones then focused on the women’s looks.

“And I’m sorry. She’s not Trump’s type. I do not think these women are attractive. Trump is a complete perfectionist when it comes to women and just none of it fits,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-women-accusing-trump-of-sexual-assault-are-not-attractive-enough-to-be-credible/




Seriously Alex, you’re not helping. What do you think is Trump’s type? Women who look exactly like Ivanka? Thank you! But the good thing is that the women of Donald T (see: Top 10 #45 ) are starting to come forward and speak about their encounters with Mr. Trump:

Four women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct before he took office called on Congress to investigate the allegations as America's watershed #MeToo moment continues to unfold.

Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks, appearing together on "Megyn Kelly Today" on Monday, described separate interactions with the president in years past, with one of the allegations dating back several decades. Lisa Boyne, who also came forward last year, joined the others via phone for a news conference hours later.

Holvey said when she competed in Trump’s Miss USA pageant in 2006, Trump came backstage unexpectedly when she and other contestants were wearing nothing but robes and he personally inspected the contestants.

“I just felt so gross,” she said. "Just looking me over like I was a piece of meat.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/three-women-who-accused-trump-sexual-misconduct-speak-out-n828356




You know just try to picture Trump oogling over a woman like he stares at the sixth Big Mac that he eats in the course of a day. It can’t be done can it??? But of course Trump is going to lie about it! I mean these people lie like it’s a bodily function!

Videos and photos showing President Trump with some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct are resurfacing after Trump in a tweet Tuesday said his accusers are "women who I don’t know and/or have never met."

"Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia — so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!" Trump tweeted Tuesday.

People magazine published a photo later in the day showing Trump standing alongside Natasha Stoynoff, a former foreign correspondent for the magazine, while at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in 2005. People said that the photo was taken the same day that Stoynoff, in 2016, accused Trump of forcibly kissing her.

Another photo surfaced following Trump's tweet Tuesday showing him with another accuser, Jill Harth.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/364506-footage-shows-trump-with-accusers-after-he-claimed-he-never-met-them


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He’s got the mannerisms and vocabulary of a valley girl doesn’t he? Like you know whatever! Wrong! Sad! Unbelievable! Totally! Frank Zappa could have had a field day with this guy back in the 80s. But getting back to the subject at hand – more women have come forward! Sad!

The #MeToo sexual harassment movement roiling the nation reached the doors of the White House on Monday, when three women who last year accused President Trump of sexual misconduct began a renewed public push to gain attention for their allegations.

The three accusers were among more than a dozen who had initially come forward during the 2016 presidential campaign. The three reinvigorated their stories this week with an appearance on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show — their first joint interview — and a subsequent news conference in Manhattan, in which they also called on Congress to investigate their claims.

Their appeal occurs on the eve of a closely fought special U.S. Senate election in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican nominee whom Trump has endorsed, is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, and as four Senate Democrats have called on Trump to resign amid the allegations of harassment against him.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/three-women-reassert-allegations-of-sexual-harassment-against-president-trump/2017/12/11/9aa208a2-de96-11e7-bbd0-9dfb2e37492a_story.html





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Yes friends! Gather around friends! Pass the collection plate friends! Yay, and in this darkest of times, we turn to the holiest among us! But even then we realize that the holiest among us are full of…



Welcome, welcome! Have a seat in the pew! How is my fine congregation doing on this fair Wednesday evening? You know how great is our Top 10 Gospel Choir? Give it up! But you know we gather here each and every week to honor the lord our god, creator of all that is good and holy, and we praise the name of baby Jesus while figuring out why his followers are so batshit fucking crazy. Can I get an amen? So as you know there is an election this week that will see whether or not Roy Moore becomes our next senator, and well there’s a lot of controversy.

Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Frank Amedia sent a video message to his “brothers and sisters of the Christian faith” in Alabama last week urging them to be “God’s deplorables” and vote for Roy Moore in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election. “We need to make sure that we get at least two more Supreme Court justices appointed that have conservative Christian values on the court,” Amedia said.

Amedia founded and heads POTUS Shield, a network of dominionist “apostles” and “prophets” who believe Trump was divinely anointed to bring America back to God and speed the return of Christ to earth. In his new video, Amedia told Alabama Christians that Moore is needed to continue the “reformation” that began with Trump’s election.

Spiritual revival is important, Amedia said, but it’s only a first step toward returning America to God and abolishing abortion, same-sex marriage, and “transgender bathrooms.”

“Reformation is that which occurs as we occupy those areas that God gives us and makes a way for us to take authority in,” he said. And, he added, there’s a lot of “authority” vested in the Senate seat Moore is seeking.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/trump-faith-adviser-to-alabamians-be-one-of-gods-deplorables-and-vote-for-roy-moore/




Seriously if there isn’t a band starting tomorrow called “God’s Deplorables”, I will have lost all faith in the internet! But speaking of elections, there is one coming up in Kentucky that has largely gone unnoticed until now! I’m of course talking about a small position of county clerk.

A Kentucky man who was denied a license to marry his male partner by county Clerk Kim Davis in 2015 has announced that he is challenging her for her seat next year.

David Ermold and his now-husband, David Moore, were among the same-sex couples denied a license by Davis in defiance of a Supreme Court decision. Davis, the chief clerk of Rowan County, cited “God’s authority” and said her stance was motivated by her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

On Wednesday, Ermold filed in Morehead, the county seat, to run for the position — to “restore the confidence of the people” in the office.

“I think we need to deal with the circumstances and the consequences of what happened,” Ermold 43, an English professor at the University of Pikeville and the leader of the local gay rights organization Morehead Pride, told the Associated Press. “I don’t think the other candidates are looking at a larger message. I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/12/06/kim-davis-denied-his-right-to-marry-another-man-now-hes-going-to-run-against-her/




Yes – Sister Kim has a challenger, and it is a man who she denied a marriage license to, twice! But Kim Davis still divides America, and a divided America cannot stand for it is a SIN!!!!! AND SINS MUST BE CLEANSED!!!! In the name of all things good and holy! Can I get an amen???

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

The U.S. Supreme Court had just declared same-sex marriage legal. But Kim Davis, the local clerk, denied some gay couples licenses because she said it violated her religious beliefs to have her name on them. For the next few months, satellite trucks, Bibles and bullhorns would dominate Morehead, Kentucky, as it became the focus of fierce national debate.

Two years later, Caudill is back in Morehead, campaigning for the county’s top elected office and trying to talk to as many people as he can. But like many people in town, he doesn’t want to talk about Davis.
https://wtop.com/life-style/2017/11/in-kentucky-town-gay-marriage-opponent-davis-still-divides/


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Hey it isn’t a mere facepalm – if the good lord Jesus does it it’s a face psalm! Can we pass the collection plate please? Don’t be afraid to give, it is better to give than receive! But you know the Christian right loves to put their own people on a pedestal. Like Kim Davis for instance. And with friends like these, who needs enemies?

Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, spent nine days in October on a tour of Romania to boost religious conservatives’ push for a referendum to put a ban on same-sex couples marrying into the country’s constitution. Davis traveled with Liberty Counsel Vice President Harry Mihet, who was born in Romania. Mihet discussed the trip last week with Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver on Faith and Freedom, the group’s weekly radio show.

Staver said that Mihet and Davis met with “four out of the six top archbishops of the Orthodox Church” as well as evangelical leaders and heads of “pro-family” organizations. Mihet said they spoke to “several hundred people” in six of the country’s largest cities, with “thousands” more watching online.

Staver said that Davis made the trip to tell her story as a warning about “the implications” of a country going “the wrong way on marriage.” Mihet said Davis gave a “powerful” message about the need to define marriage in the constitution to prevent the kind of “devastating” impact on people of faith experienced in the United States because of “judicial activism and judicial overreach.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/liberty-counsel-celebrates-kim-daviss-romanian-anti-equality-tour-god-gave-her-a-tremendous-platform-for-liberty/




Bruh seriously even the good lord thinks this is deranged! I mean right now the Christian right is running two of its’ most insane people – Roy Moore and Kim Davis. And speaking of Brother Moore, why don’t we let a fake coach tell you what we should believe in?

On his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning, Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire said that Roy Moore has no obligation to tell the truth regarding multiple allegations that he pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s and that, in fact, it is better for him to lie about it if doing so will help to advance the kingdom of God.

Daubenmire, who has been an ardent Moore supporter for years and even interviewed Moore on his program back in 2013, likened Moore’s efforts to become a U.S. senator from Alabama to using misdirection in a football game, employing subterfuge during a military battle or hiding Jews from the Nazis, saying that deception and dishonesty in such endeavors is acceptable because doing so furthers a greater good.

“When I hear people say, ‘Well, Judge Moore is not worthy of the office if he’s lying about what he did,’ I want to grab ’em and I want to slap ’em upside the stinking head,” Daubenmire said. “Judge Moore is trying to infiltrate an ungodly system and the stakes in this campaign are so great for the cause of Christ and Judge Moore is being lambasted by the holier-than-thou Christians who think [the Bible] says we can never lie.”

“It’s best to lie if it advances the kingdom of God,” Daubenmire stated. “There, I said it.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-daubenmire-roy-moore-should-lie-about-misconduct-allegations-if-it-advances-the-kingdom-of-god/




Why Brother David… you do know lying is one of the original DEADLY SINS, right? It is one of the most egregious of sins and the sin must be cleansed!!! In the name of all that is good and holy. Can I get an amen??? And if this is the Lord’s agenda I would hate to see what Satan’s agenda is! Especially if they’re the ones who are a little too jolly during the Christmas season!

Family Research Council executive vice president Jerry Boykin claimed in a recent fundraising email that not only is President Trump “separating himself from the left-wing legacy of Barack Obama,” who “avoided mentioning Christmas whenever possible,” “secularist liberals around the nation are upset that our president is honoring this blessed time of year” and “are more determined than ever to strip away our rights to celebrate our faith— and the true meaning of our most treasured and joyous holidays— in the public square.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/frc-secularist-liberals-are-upset-that-trump-is-celebrating-christmas/




There you go folks, that is the agenda the Christofascists are trying to protect – baby Jesus in the town square! That is the take away from today’s sermon! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That’s it this week for:





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Hey everybody, want to play a game of “The Biggest Loser”? Well there’s only one loser this week and it’s the Alt Right. Catfishing. When big fat guys live out their fantasies online as hot women. I’m not saying all big fat guys do this, but conservatives do have weird fantasies and fetishes. So here’s what happened – Sam Seder of MSNBC was duped by some high ranking Alt Right people (*COUGH* Cernovich*) into making some horrible rape jokes on Twitter and got called out for it.

In the good old days of 2009, when public figures felt (slightly) less shame about warmly embracing sexual predators, a number of filmmakers and celebrities came forth to say that Roman Polanski deserved lenience in part because of his artistic contributions. Apparently revolted by this obscene logic, the comedian and radio host Sam Seder tweeted, “Don’t care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene.” Cut to 2017: MSNBC just announced that it was severing its relationship with Seder, a network contributor, because a number of extreme right-wingers (including the ubiquitous troll Mike Cernovich) had attacked him for the tweet, which they disingenuously said was a defense of horrific behavior against women.
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/interrogation/2017/12/sam_seder_on_his_roman_polanski_tweet_and_msnbc.html




Dude, really? It’s 2017 – the year of sexual harassment. The year of #MeToo. The year that Time Magazine put “The Silence Breakers” on the cover. Oh and yeah it’s pretty obvious that Trump troll and certified rape enthusiast Mike Cernovich was the one behind this nonsense!

How a tweet from 2009 created a 2017 controversy

Sam Seder is a liberal political commentator who hosts the Majority Report podcast. An iteration of the show began on the liberal radio network Air America, where he co-hosted with Janeane Garofalo; it now operates as a daily political podcast. He’s got acting, writing, and directing credits to his name, in addition to working as a commentator for MSNBC. Seder told the Post that he’s appeared on the network for at least a decade, and became a paid commentator within the past few years.

In 2009, Seder posted this tweet: “Dont care re Polanski, but i hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/ a great sense of mise en scene.”

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Seder told the Post that after Cernovich started circulating the tweet, Errol Cockfield, senior vice president of communications at MSNBC, contacted him and asked about Cernovich. Seder got a message the next day saying the network was cutting ties.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/6/16738564/sam-seder-msnbc-firing-alt-right-smear




Oh come on you know it’s pretty bad when Sly does it! But you know how the Alt Right are the biggest losers in this whole equation? That’s right – MSNBC hired back Mr. Seder after finding out that they were wrong about this one!

MSNBC pulled an abrupt about-face on Thursday, announcing that it had rehired a contributor just days after it fired him when far-right activists drew attention to an inflammatory tweet he posted in 2009.

“Sometimes you just get one wrong — and that’s what happened here,” Phil Griffin, the cable network’s president said in a statement on Thursday announcing that the cable network had rehired Sam Seder, a political commentator and host of the “Majority Report” podcast.

The episode began late last month when Mike Cernovich, the far-right activist, resurfaced a tweet sent by Mr. Seder in 2009 that was meant to mock supporters of the film director Roman Polanski.

Mr. Seder’s tweet, which has since been deleted, was posted shortly after Mr. Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old, was arrested in Switzerland in 2009 in connection with that crime.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/business/media/msnbc-sam-seder.html





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Ah man just once I was hoping I wasn’t going to have to talk about Infowars. Fine. make me. But I don’t want to! So the batshit crazy supplement salesman who calls himself a journalist has been completely unhinged the last week or so. And that’s coming from a guy who last week said that lesbians are brain eating dominatrixes. So if that’s rock bottom, I can only imagine that it’s going to go up from there, am I right about that? Well…

Alex Jones claimed today that LGBTQ activists and educators are now teaching children that it is bigoted to not let someone have sex with their cars.

Today on “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones attempted to unmask a supposed hidden LGBTQ agenda to push a new industry of lifelike robotic sex dolls, which he described as “basically blowup dolls that have like an ‘Alexa’ bot program hooked into the central network of the people that produce these.” Jones claimed that tech companies are promoting the robots as “trendy and brave” and that LGBTQ activists are expanding the terminology they use to educate children to include people who have sex with robots.

“They’re now saying sex with machines or sex with cars or sex with appliances—there’s a whole big movement where people are marrying their cars, marrying their toasters, marrying their dogs, their cats, their horses. I’m not kidding,” Jones said.

Jones continued, “They’re catching people in public places—you see it all the time—trying to have sex with a Ferrari or trying to have sex with a ’57 Chevy. And they actually—I’m not going to get into the details of what they do, but they lube up the tailpipe and everything and then the police come up and there’s a guy hunching your car.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-people-will-call-you-a-homophobe-if-you-dont-let-them-have-sex-with-your-car/




Really Alex? Is that why people get so turned on at car shows? Cause you know when people see those chrome polished exhaust pipes, you know some shit is about to go down! And by the way Alex, even Futurama knows the dangers of dating robots!



You heard the man! Don’t date robots! Don’t do it! Alex really must be smoking some good Covfefe lately, or ingesting too many products from the Infowars Store! But this isn’t the craziest thing he’s said this week and that’s saying a lot! There’s also this.

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who created Infowars, compared the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to demonic aliens in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and performed a demonic impression of co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Today, Jones said that co-hosts Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were “parasites” who “will be removed” once Jones and his followers save America from the globalists.

“They’re both like horrible foot-long tapeworms, man. I’m telling you. Tapeworms that we vomited out and crapped out and they’re just trying to force-feed themselves back into our lives. They’re like gonorrhea or syphilis, I mean they are just—they’re like HIV. They’re like cancer. They are just—I mean you have to understand, folks, they literally want to destroy you,” Jones said. ”God, they’re evil. Do you realize how evil these people are?”

He then homed in on Brzezinski, claiming that people who have been at dinner parties with the duo have told him “she is just so evil and so into herself like her evil father that she just sits there and goes—“
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-compares-morning-joe-hosts-to-demons-impersonates-a-demonic-mika-brzezinski/




Ah remember the God Warrior? Those were good times! Maybe she can find a spirit animal in Alex Jones. Because the two of them really are obsessed with demons aren’t they? But have no fear! You know what the key to defeating the evil globalist agenda is? That’s right – Jesus!!!

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and supplement salesperson who heads Infowars, told listeners today they can look to Jesus Christ and Lazarus for inspiration fighting the supposed globalist liberal elites that want to destroy them, claiming that those who are defeated in the battle will see their spirits ascend to a higher power.

During his broadcast today, Jones claimed that the latest round of sexual assault allegations purging powerful men from their positions in media was proof the “house of cards” concealing the unlawful behavior of liberal elites was crumbling down. Jones warned that he and some of his supporters may suffer collateral damage to their own livelihoods, but urged viewers to look to Jesus Christ for inspiration.

“Of course, as allegories and clichés tend to be true, metaphysically you tend to fall with your great nemesis. But through the fall, you ascend. Evil falls and is destroyed when it hits the bottom. When we fall, we rise even stronger,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-look-to-jesus-for-inspiration-fighting-the-globalists/




Oh come on, we just did Holy Shit! But yeah really… holy shit! But you know when you get a bunch of frothing at the mouth insane conspiracy theorists in a room, you know, they’re going to conspiracy theory!

Breitbart editor Aaron Klein teamed up with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist supplement salesman who heads Infowars, to further the site’s larger campaign to discredit and smear the women who have claimed that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Klein appeared on Infowars today to defend Moore against claims that he sexually assaulted teenage girls by claiming that the women who have come forward have credibility issues and that one was deemed “psychiatrically unstable.” Klein said the mainstream media committed “journalistic malpractice” by not reporting on what he believed to be “bombshells” that question the credibility of the women making the accusations.

Klein repeated to Jones many of the same claims he made last week on a special edition of “Breitbart News Tonight” with Steve Bannon. Klein claimed that the “D.A.” initials following a yearbook signature put forward as evidence for one accusation against Moore indicates that the note may be a forgery and that the woman’s ex-boyfriend “says she’s a liar” and her son “says she’s a liar.” The woman, Beverly Young Nelson, has since said that she added the “D.A.” as an annotation to Moore’s inscription, which Breitbart bizarrely claimed is evidence that the whole thing was “forged.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/breitbart-takes-its-smear-campaign-against-roy-moore-accusers-to-infowars/




I like that one! And by the way another thing Trump did while you weren’t looking is that he decided that we need private intelligence services. You kind of like Kingsman, except even more fucked up. And do you really want this guy deciding who is a threat to Trump? I know I don’t! I mean making fun of him is half our show, damn it!

ALEX JONES (HOST): I had the Secret Service call me yesterday, and it wasn’t a secret meeting, but they want to come here and -- it’s total twilight zone -- and want me to brief them on all the data we’ve collated on whose setting up a plan to kill the president. And so I’m going to develop that plan; and video clips, articles, all of it. And I’m also going to present the plan here. Secret Service didn’t care if I kept it secret. They said that’s fine. They were directed by the Secret Service in D.C. to make contact and they want to see our analysis of this. Well, I mean Phil Mudd’s on TV saying they’re going to kill the president and he’s the former deputy director of the CIA and you’ve got [James] Clapper, the former head of the CIA, and Brennan saying Trump will be gone this year extrajudicially. And the Secret Service guy’s like, “No, we know about that. Yes, yes. Well do you know about a specific how they are going to do it?” And I said, “No, but we should meet about it.” So that’s how crazy all of this has gotten.
https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/12/06/alex-jones-secret-service-going-visit-infowars-so-i-can-brief-them-threats-president/218757





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Look, I get it. It sucks to be bullied. I was a victim. I’m sure there’s other victims out there. But really, the anti bullying movement died this week. I don’t even want to talk about this story really. Fuck this story and everyone in it. So not even a span of 12 hours we were introduced to Keaton Jones from Knoxville, Tennessee. *DISCLAIMER*: And before we get into this, I assure everybody that we are not making fun of the kid. We are making fun of his extremely horrible mother for doing this. Please note – we are not making fun of any people involved here, we are only making fun of the news. we are also not excusing the bullying – it is not OK in any way, shape or form. So here’s what happened.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Keaton Jones has a lot of new friends.

Among them: UFC President Dana White, Captain America actor Chris Evans, Dr. Phil, Millie Bobby Brown aka "Eleven" from Stranger Things, Fox News host Sean Hannity, rapper Snoop Dogg, a slew of professional athletes in various sports, and countless people on the Internet, apparently.

Keaton, a student at Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville in Union County, Tenn., sparked a national conversation about bullying after a video of him went viral over the weekend.

Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones, filmed him crying in the passenger seat of a vehicle after she said she picked him up from school "AGAIN" because he was afraid to go to lunch. "Keaton asked to do this," Jones wrote in a Facebook post.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/11/keaton-jones-anti-bullying-video-celebrity-reaction/939660001/




Yeah so we’re going to use Nelson clips during this entry. I mean it sucks for people who are real victims of bullying but it sounds like the real bully is the one who poor Keaton calls “mom”.

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. — A middle school student's video about being bullied in the lunchroom went viral over the weekend, leading to dozens of stories in national and international media outlets and calls for Union County Public Schools to do more to address bullying.

"I'm surprised this hasn't happened before now, because I know several parents that have gone to the school with the same problem, and not just the middle school, but all the schools," said Amanda Hensley, a parent with two students in the school district who said she is a neighbor of Horace Maynard Middle School student Keaton Jones.

"I know several people who have gone over there and it's the same old story," Hensley said. "Somebody's going to end up getting hurt if they don't get it under control."

Jones' video, in which he describes having milk poured on him and ham put down his clothes at lunch, was posted by his mother Kimberly Jones, on her Facebook page Friday.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/11/keaton-jones-bullying-video-school-responds/940466001/




But really, Chris Evans, are you still onboard with this kid? Have you read the news? I think even Captain America might be disappointed here!

Since then, the video has gone viral – within 24 hours the post had been viewed more than 10 million times and is closing in on 20 million.

Many celebrities have reached out to the young man too…

“Little buddy,” wrote Mark Ruffalo, “I was bullied when I was a kid. You are right #ItGetsBetter! You are my own personal super hero. Protect Yo Heart. You got a pal in the Hulk.”

Chris Evans, on the other hand, just invited Keaton to next year’s Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. “Stay strong, Keaton,” tweeted Chris Evans. “Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year?
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1582197/4-bullied-boy-garners-support-avengers-star-many-celebs/




Yeah so I think even the Cap would have a problem with the evidence being presented here. Oh and you know the real reason behind this whole thing? Oh his mom says those photos are “supposed to be ironic”. Because ha ha ha ha ha… hatred is so funny!

Kim Jones, the mother of Keaton Jones, appeared Tuesday on ABC News’ Good Morning America and CBS This Morning, to respond to the controversy sparked after social media revealed photos of Jones, and her children, including Keaton, posing with Confederate flags.

“The only two photos on my entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag,” she insisted in an interview on CBS This Morning, calling it “ironic” and “funny.”

Asked if the photos showed “racist intent” she responded, “No. Absolutely not,” and insisted she too has been “bullied and judged” because she ”wasn’t racist.”

“I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we’re not racist,” Jones told ABC News. “I mean, people that know us, know that.”
http://deadline.com/2017/12/keaton-jones-mom-confederate-flag-racist-interview-good-morning-america-1202225079/




By the way, in case you’re wondering, Go Fund Me ceased the account that was set up has subsequently been frozen. So yeah this is not going to end well and we will keep an eye on it.

Keaton, who has gained the support of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and other prominent individuals, also says in one bullying incident he had milk poured on him and ham put down his shirt.

But the GoFundMe page - which has amassed $57,000 in donations - has now been put on hold.

Joseph Lam, who set up the page, was insistent his reasoning for doing so was wholly unrelated to the accusations of racism Keaton’s mother Ms Jones has received.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/keaton-jones-gofundme-bullied-child-fundraising-frozen-mother-racism-confederate-flag-a8105221.html





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And man do I need a drink. We’re almost done for this season can you believe it everybody! So what can I get to drink around here? I know! It’s the holiday season, how about a nice glass of Egg Nog – and don’t skimp on the brandy! Yeah that’s good shit right there! Well we’re going to do something unprecedented and combine two things – “I Need A Drink” and the Top 10 Home Shopping Network. I mean what better way to express your feelings for your friends and family than with some gifts for every Trump fan on your list!



Hello shoppers and welcome to the Top 10 Home Shopping Network! We are in the holiday spirit here at TTHSN! For starters you know we have to say Merry Christmas around here because that’s what our grand exalted leader Premier Trump would want!

President Trump reignited the "war on Christmas” on Friday, telling a crowd of supporters that "we're saying merry Christmas again" now that he's president.

Speaking to a packed crowd at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Trump argued political correctness has gotten in the way of celebrating the holiday.

“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct," he said to strong applause and cheers from the audience at the Christian public policy conference, sponsored by the Family Research Council.

“You go to department stores and they’ll say 'Happy New Year,' or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red, they’ll have it painted. But they don’t say — well guess what? We’re saying merry Christmas again.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355303-trump-were-saying-merry-christmas-again




Yes because apparently only snowflake liberals who need safe spaces are the ones who want us to say “Happy Holidays” and are removing all instances of the Baby Jesus from the town square! So what do you get the Trump worshipping fans on your Christmas list? How about this beautiful MAGA ornament?



‘Tis the season to mock President Trump on all possible platforms.

While much of the #resistance can be found trolling Trump on Twitter, it looks like the movement is now making waves on Amazon as well.

“Shoppers” have unleashed scathing reviews on a pricy Make America Great Again Christmas tree ornament being sold by several retailers on Amazon’s website.

The 14 karat gold-finished collectable ornament of Trump’s signature MAGA red cap — the pricing for which starts at $94.28 — has 141 customer reviews and only 2 stars, with users leaving tongue-in-cheek comments criticizing the president’s controversial policies and statements.
http://www.people.com/politics/trump-maga-christmas-ornament-amazon/




Yes Mr. Trump – your ornament apparently tried to build a wall around my ornaments! But now we’re going to dig a bit deeper into the MAGA gift giving occasion. Because… MAGA! How about this Trump themed bottle of wine for the wine enthusiast on your list?

Gift shops at the Shenandoah National Park were selling Trump Wine, E&E News reported on Tuesday.

"If this is the level of Trumpism at national parks, what other policy issues have that level of Trumpism?" Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity, told E&E. "It just raises a number of disturbing and intriguing conflict-of-interest issues."

However, the National Parks Service provided a reasonable explanation for the wine.

A spokesperson told Business Insider that the wine in question was not sold by Shenandoah National Park, but instead by the park's concessioner, Delaware North Corporation.

"The concessioner has been selling wine from the distributor of this particular winery in Virginia for years," a spokesperson said in an email.
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-a-national-park-sells-trump-wine-2017-11




Or maybe you’re not experiencing the Christmas spirit enough! After all, it is Jesus’ birthday! Why not celebrate your love of the Baby Jesus with this Christmas themed MAGA hat which you can get for – wait for it – double the price!

Jesus, as they say, is the reason for the season. Which is why some people are puzzled by a Christmas-themed MAGA hat being sold by President Donald Trump. For the Trump supporter-slash-Christmas warrior in your life, you can buy a Christmas-themed "Make America Great Again" hat just in time for Dec. 25. Decked with colored lights and an all-caps "Merry Christmas" on the back, the hat costs $45 — almost double the price of regular MAGA hats, which sell for $25.

Part of Trump's online store, the Christmas-themed MAGA hat is one of several seasonal gifts available for purchase. The Trump store is also selling a $45 collective MAGA hat ornament, which is "finished in 24-karat gold." Similarly, the Trump store offered a $45 Jack-o-Lantern themed MAGA hat for Halloween, which was roasted for the eerie similarity to Trump's orange visage, but has, according to the store, sold out.
https://www.elitedaily.com/p/trumps-christmas-maga-hat-is-double-price-because-the-holidays-are-a-time-to-give-5531678




That is right, Mr. President! You can celebrate your MAGA pride with MAGA themed hats for all different holidays year around! Because… MAGA! How about some gifts for the conspiracy lover in your life?

2017 was the year of the “red pill,” a term used first used online by men’s rights activists that alludes to a scene in the sci-fi movie “The Matrix” where the protagonist must decide between taking a “blue pill” that will allow him to continue living in blissful ignorance or a “red pill” that will awaken him to the bitter realities of the world. Online, recruits to the alt-right swallow metaphorical “red pills” when they finally internalize an alternate reality where Jewish people operate conspiracies to control humanity, white people are victims of modern racism, and immigration is destroying Western culture. Infowars architect Alex Jones recently co-opted the phrase to sell a heart-healthy supplement that promises to promote “healthy aging and cognitive function,” which should help combat the constant stress the conspiracy-minded among us must be under.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/were-saying-merry-christmas-again-the-2017-right-wing-watch-gift-guide/




Yes – all of these items are on a first come first served basis. Made in China with pride! Please call our hotline and we will take any and all credit cards and gift cards. You heard me! Call 1-800-FUT-RUMP! I love that number! And just remember you can get gifts for anyone on your list – even those ultra paranoid end times lovers!

This year we saw the desperate and shameless extremes that End Times pastor Jim Bakker will go to sell his food buckets, which now have a full-time home on a private shopping network resembling QVC. Give a loved one the gift of more than 19 years of emergency food to help them ride out the impending End of Days, while providing them a viable alternative to cannibalism and protecting them from the wrath of God. The buckets come with 14 Christmas ornaments, which to our knowledge are not edible.





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[font size="8"]World Tour Destination #26: Cuba
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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 Australia is a few steps away from nationalizing gay marriage, Saudi Arabia has begun a real-life purge, and Canada is well… Canada. Here’s the tour schedule:



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Welcome to Havana everybody! Excuse me while I enjoy this nice Cuban sandwich with ham, pork, cheese and mustard. Now that is good eating! Cuba is one of the most beautiful and intriguing countries in the world. Of course everyone associates it with murderous dictator Fidel Castro. Cuba consists of the main island of the country and some much smaller islands. It’s where the corner of three different oceans – the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf Of Mexico, and the Carribean Sea. Cuba is also the home of Salsa Music, and its’ sister – reggaetón!



Yes that style of music originated in Cuba! So we are going to be honoring it by sprinkling our favorite reggaetón horn throughout this piece! However, while Obama made it easier to travel to Cuba, it’s not exactly an ideal place to move to at the moment. Because of the trade embargo – which we will get to in a minute. Another thing about Cuba is cars. You may have seen movies like the Fate Of The Furious where people in Cuba are driving cars not seen since the 1950s and 60s. And this is true – most of the cars that are available in Havana are cars like the Bel Air and original Corvettes and Mustangs. But what else is Cuba the home of? Well there’s a lot of travel restrictions in Cuba for one thing, thanks Trump!

Travel to the Cuba of old (before 2014) was expensive and difficult for Americans traveling independently because they were required to apply for a license in one of a dozen or so categories.

Individuals could travel to the island nation, but a group tour operated by travel and Cuba pros was better because they knew the rules and probably were not going to run afoul of them.

Many of those group trips were in a “people-to-people” category in which there were learning experiences each day.

In December 2014 President Obama eased restrictions on travel to Cuba. A physical license was no longer needed, but travelers had to meet conditions (a license, as it were). The trip had to be, say, for a humanitarian project or educational purposes or must provide “support for the Cuban people.” It couldn’t involve beach time designed to improve your tan.
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-spot-cuba-new-regulations-20171210-story.html




Excuse me a minute… But supposedly there’s been an attack on American diplomats living in the tropical paradise. But was it the work of a ruthless dictator?

(WASHINGTON) — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.

It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains. The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing skepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved.

Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing a growing consensus held by university and government physicians researching the attacks. White matter acts like information highways between brain cells.
http://time.com/5051684/cuba-us-embassy-attack-brain/




No it wasn’t the work of a ruthless dictator. No attacks. Nothing. Instead you know what it was? Apparently our diplomats are just being worked to death!

HAVANA—After a 9-month probe hampered by lack of access to medical records, a panel of Cuban scientists today declared that U.S. diplomats here likely suffered a “collective psychogenic disorder” earlier this year, not the deliberate “health attack” that the U.S. Department of State has claimed.

Based on media reports about the mysterious symptoms, including hearing loss, nausea, vertigo, and memory lapses, some U.S. scientists had already reached similar conclusions. Stanley Fahn, a neurologist at Columbia University who has seen a summary of the Cuban report, agrees that “it could certainly all be psychogenic.” That a panel appointed by the Cuban government dismisses the U.S. claims may not be surprising, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still leading what State Department officials have described as a “vigorous” multiagency investigation. But the Cuban report summary, obtained by ScienceInsider, reveals intriguing details. For instance, a high-frequency noise that some had identified as a possible “sonic weapon” may have been crickets chirping.

The State Department declined to comment on the Cuban findings. “We continue to cooperate with the Cubans in this regard within appropriate channels,” a spokesperson told ScienceInsider. At present, the spokesperson said, “We do not have definitive answers on the source or cause of the attacks.”
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/stressful-conditions-not-sonic-weapon-sickened-us-diplomats-cuba-panel-asserts




And by the way there was speculation that… *cue the horror music* the members of the state department were poisoned!

On Sept. 29, the State Department recalled 21 employees of the American Embassy in Havana, Cuba. The group (along with three Canadians) were all suffering from an odd combination of symptoms: “hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ticked off in an official statement.

On Wednesday, an upcoming report to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by doctors at the University of Miami, the University of Pennsylvania, and government medical experts was reported by the AP to include evidence that the 24 victims showed clear patterns of brain abnormalities.

(The Daily Beast reached out to doctors at the University of Miami’s otolaryngology department and University of Pennsylvania’s otorhinolaryngology department—the medical divisions most likely to be considering the effects of ear and brain abnormalities—for comment. The University of Miami did not return calls; a doctor at the University of Pennsylvania refused to comment.)

The symptoms were clear. The reason, though? Not so much.

That doesn’t mean people haven’t tried. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he’s “convinced these were targeted attacks,” but Cuba has contradicted any reports of its involvement. An alleged sonic attack on the American Embassy in Uzbekistan also raised suspicion that Russia has some involvement in the Cuban mystery. The phrase “sonic attack” caught on quickly after employees reported having heard a constant high-pitched, tinny hum emanating from certain corners of the embassy that would become inaudible if a person moved just a few feet away.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/were-the-cuban-sonic-attack-victims-actually-poisoned




Uh no, that’s not what a “sonic attack” is. Oh and then by the way of course you know Mr. Art Of The Deal himself had that huge trip to Asia a couple of weeks ago, but when China wins you know who loses? That’s right!

On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump administration announced its new rules rolling back President Obama’s opening with Cuba. The new regulations restricting travel and trade with the Caribbean island will make it once again illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba without a special license from the Treasury Department and will dramatically reduce the number of Americans traveling there.

The regulations, which include a list of 180 banned entities, are supposed to punish hotels, stores and other businesses tied to the Cuban military and instead direct economic activity toward businesses controlled by regular Cuban citizens. But during our visit to the island on a 40-person delegation organized by the peace group CODEPINK, we found that Cuba’s small private businesses, the very sector that the

Trump administration wants to encourage, are already feeling the blow.

In 2014 President Obama announced a new opening with Cuba. While the U.S. sanctions imposed on the island following the 1959 revolution can only be lifted by Congress, Obama used his executive power to renew diplomatic relations and relax restrictions on travel and trade. Cuba, which already has a large tourist sector with guests from Europe and Canada, geared up for a “tsunami” of American visitors coming on newly authorized commercial flights and cruise ships.
https://www.salon.com/2017/12/10/trump-clinches-deals-with-china-but-cracks-down-on-cuba_parnter/




At least Cuba doesn’t have *THAT* guy as their president. And guess what? While there were some major strides made during the Obama administration that brought Cuba into the spotlight and made it somewhat safe to travel there again, Trump is going to roll it all back because… reasons!

A little more than a year ago, Cubans were exulting in the normalization of relations between their country and the United States after decades of trade and travel barriers. But on a recent trip to Havana, I found Cubans dismayed by President Trump’s reversal of the détente started by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump had appealed to older Cuban-Americans by taking a tough stance against the Castro regime on the campaign trail, and they helped him carry the Florida in the 2016 election. In August, reports surfaced of American and Canadian diplomats in Havana experiencing mysterious ailments that resulted in hearing losses and cognitive problems. The illnesses, which the United States government has suggested were caused by a “sonic weapon,” appear to have given Mr. Trump the pretext to fulfill his campaign promise and take a harder line on Cuba.

The result is a return to a Cold War mentality and a set of failed policies that will do little to improve human rights in Cuba or to hasten the end of the Castro regime. The embargo imposed by the United States for more than 55 years only strengthened Cuba’s authoritarian government by restricting people’s access to opportunities to better their lives. With a return to Cold War-era policies, it is the Cuban people — not their government — who will suffer.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/opinion/trump-cuba.html




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It may be safer to travel to Cuba now that Obama laxed some of the restrictions but Trump is rolling back all of that and is about to make it more difficult. Travel while you can, but don’t move there. It gets high marks on liberal appeal though.

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

Overall: C-

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Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-25: Americas Next Top Fake News Network Edition (2-Year Anniversary!)


Top 10 Conservative Idiots #3-25: America’s Next Top Fake News Network Edition (2-Year Anniversary!!!)

Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Happy second anniversary of the Top 10 everybody! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I started doing this thing! Whew!!!! Now the Top 10 originally started because I had a lot of free time, a lot of downtime and there was way too much news happening, and I wanted to bring it back from the dead. And you know what? I will keep doing these until the powers that be say no, or we lose in the ratings, or something else. But we do these because I love my audience and I have fun doing these, and I love making jokes at the expense of our conservative overlords. And we’ve had a lot of good material over the last two years. But when we first started doing these who would have guessed that we would have been stuck with the president and administration we have now? Or what a clusterfuck it was from the beginning and it will continue to be so? Well, you know CBS president Les Moonves said that Trump wasn’t good for America but he was good for ratings. And let me add, sir, that the one thing Trump is great for is comedy. But moving on ahead, we are renewing the Top 10 for seasons 4 and 5 next year. As usual, season 4 will last from January 10th through June 27th, where we will bring back the second round of our World Tour, and then we will bring back our Stupidest State contest which I am really looking forward to. As for what happens after that? Well there’s tons of possibilities, and no end to conservative madness. Plus we might do another lecture series about getting to know your Alt Right. And I still am looking at the possibilities of starting a Top 10 podcast and reviving the Top 10 twitter feed – both things of which we will do for season 4 and 5 in the year 2018. Well that’s enough of the intro. We have a lot of idiocy to get to this week. But first – we have to play Jimmy Kimmel’s brilliant monologue which he trolls Roy Moore good:



So where do we begin this week? Taking the first slot this week is Donald Trump (1) because why wouldn’t he? Because his buddy Michael Flynn is in some seriously deep shit and we will tell you all about it. In the second slot is also Donald Trump (2). Because while he scored a victory this week when SCOTUS upheld his horrible travel ban (ugh), the racists scored a victory when he tweeted out some extremely controversial videos from a group called Britain First. In the third slot is also Donald Trump (3) and we are going to tell you about Trump’s insane diet which was recently exposed in a new tell all book by a couple of his former aides. And we take on the Trump challenge! The lengths I will go to entertain you folks! In the fourth slot is Fox News (4) and we’re going to play a game called “America’s Next Top Fake News Network”. Guess which one it really is? At number 5 is the Alt Right – they’ve basically created their own Alt Internet and Alt Reality at this point and we’re going to tell you about it. Taking the sixth slot is our weekly sermon on all things holy, with Holy Shit (6). This time around we’re going to tell you about the far reaching implications in the case of Mullins V Phillips. Yes – it’s the gay wedding cake case and it is insane. In the number 7 slot is Alex Jones (7) – and he might have been Taking the 8th slot is GOP Moral Crusaders (8) who are defending Roy Moore while telling poor people to go fuck themselves, while telling anyone who wants a cake for their wedding, screw you! In the number 9 (NEIN!!!) slot it’s a new installment of “People Are Dumb” (9) because, well you should know by now that people are dumb. Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). And man it’s good to be back in North America for the final rounds of the first leg of our World Tour isn’t it? And this week, we’re going to one of the world’s largest countries, and guess what? It’s right above us! I’m of course talking about the land of hockey, poutine as we visit the Great White North known as Canada! Plus we have some live music for you from Toronto’s own Death From Above 1979! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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Hey everyone I’m now in the holiday spirit and I hope you are too! Come on sing it with me! It’s beginning to look a lot like collusion… everywhere you go! And I forget how the rest of the song goes. I mean really it’s been completely insane. But I mean you know I was right when I predicted Trump would be going full Howard Hughes by the end of his first year but man I had no idea that he’d be spiraling out of control at this rate!

Although no moment would have been opportune for Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, to plead guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and agree to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, last week was a particularly bad time for the news to come to light. Flynn’s plea deal happened to top off a week in which the president seemed to become increasingly belligerent, repeating outright lies to his inner circle, and reportedly convincing himself that he is immune to backlash, either political or legal.

It was perhaps the sense that he could “operate with impunity” that motivated Trump’s delayed response to Flynn’s indictment on Saturday, when he tweeted what seemed like a damning confession—an impression his lawyers quickly moved to quash, with John Dowd taking responsibility for the tweet’s contents. Whether Dowd sent the tweet or not, however, was only the public manifestation of the crippling paranoia that is reportedly setting in behind the scenes at the White House, as well as the growing sense that Trump is spiraling out of control.

Politico reported on Sunday that staffers are increasingly unable to limit Trump’s ability to consume information—it is near impossible, one said, to prevent him from watching television—and Trump’s allies worry that White House lawyer Ty Cobb’s repeated promise that the probe will be over soon is “divorced from reality.” “There’s no quarterback. . . . They’re literally making it up as they go along,” a person close to the White House told Politico, describing the lack of any containment strategy. “We’re in very dangerous territory.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/donald-trump-michael-flynn-russia-tweets




But here’s the sad reality – you can call out Trump for this bullshit, but as long as the GOP are running the shots, they simply, flat out don’t care. But Trump is so desperate to keep holding on to his power that he’s now attacking our government agencies!

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election is entering a new phase, with a newly cooperating star witness and hints that he may be pursuing a more serious case against President Donald Trump.

Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to FBI agents, becoming the fourth associate of the president ensnared by Mueller’s probe. More significantly, he also is providing details to Mueller about the Trump campaign’s approach to Flynn’s controversial meeting with a Russian envoy during the presidential transition.

While Trump and his lawyers say Flynn doesn’t have any information or evidence damaging to the president, prosecutions are wildly unpredictable and the deal Flynn cut with Mueller is "clearly significant," said Jack Sharman, who served as special counsel to a congressional probe of President Bill Clinton in 1995.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/mueller-digs-in-on-expanding-russia-probe-as-trump-attacks-fbi




Holy fucking shit! This thing gets weirder and stranger. Like I said But really he is extremely confident Mueller will be done by the end of the year – really - a year long investigation wrapping up in a nice, neat package? Sounds very sitcom-esque!

President Trump has told friends in recent days that he’s confident special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia will be done by the end of the year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

“This investigation’s going to be over with pretty soon,” Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago estate and golf club in Florida, according to the newspaper.

Mueller was appointed special counsel in May to investigate possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/362267-trump-telling-friends-mueller-probe-will-be-done-by-end-of-the-year




By the way – Trump is so insane that he is now throwing his own people under the bus! I mean you know he tweeted this about Michael Flynn over the weekend - which practically broke Twitter:

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, told CNN on Sunday that he wrote a tweet for the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account about the firing of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," the Saturday tweet reads. "He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!"
Dowd said he drafted the tweet and believes White House social media director Dan Scavino posted it online. He declined to answer additional questions about whether Trump reviewed the tweet before it was posted.
"Enough already," he said in an email. "I don't feed the haters."
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/politics/flynn-firing-dowd-tweet/index.html




YES YOU DID ASSHOLE!!!! YOU LITERALLY JUST FED THE HATERS!!!! I mean oh my god how fucking stupid can you get? Well, this is the Trump administration we are talking about here!

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday he feels "very badly" for Michael Flynn after the former national security adviser pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador.
"I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life, and I feel very badly," Trump told reporters Monday before boarding Marine One at the White House.
Trump, in his first public comments on the matter, also echoed tweets he posted over the weekend in which he compared Flynn's situation to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He suggested Monday that Clinton had also lied to investigators and decried the situation as unfair.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/donald-trump-michael-flynn/index.html




This is seriously one of those times where you need Walter Sobchak screaming at Trump going “SHUT THE FUCK UP DONNIE!!”. Thank you! But of course he turns this away from him to focus on Hillary Clinton, because reasons.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump defended Michael Flynn Monday, saying he feels "very badly" for his former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with Russia.

Trump immediately moved to point a finger at Hillary Clinton, telling reporters — without evidence — that Clinton lied to the FBI about her use of a private email server while leading the State Department.

"Clinton lied many times to the FBI, nothing happened to her. Flynn lied and they destroyed his life. I think it's a shame," Trump said on the White House South Lawn.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-says-he-feels-very-badly-flynn-points-finger-hillary-n826221





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We can all pretty much agree that when the hardcore racists win, everyone else loses, am I right about that? I think my audience would agree with me there! Well, you know this week, Trump may have violated several international peace treaties with a few clicks of the retweet button. We’re not going to show the tweets or the videos because we don’t want to encourage that sort of thing, but here’s what went down.

The White House has claimed that Donald Trump was trying to “elevate the conversation” by sharing anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group.

But the press secretary, Sarah Sanders, acknowledged that she does not believe the US president was aware of the identity of Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First who first posted the films.

Trump sparked international uproar on Wednesday when he retweeted three inflammatory videos purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims. Their authenticity has been strongly challenged.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/trump-tweet-anti-muslim-far-right-white-house




Really, Sarah? That’s the best you got? He was trying to “elevate the conversation”? If you think about it that’s what we’re trying to do with the Top 10 is “elevate the conversation”, only we have a much smaller audience, damn it!!! But of course the racists are cheering this one!

Islamophobes, white supremacists and other extremists have reacted with glee following Donald Trump’s endorsement of their worldview when he retweeted anti-Muslim videos from a British racist group.

While most media attention has been on the transatlantic spat between the US president and UK prime minister Theresa May over Trump’s posting of three virulent videos on his Twitter feed, behind the scenes a different kind of fallout was unfolding – that could in the long run be even more significant.

Trump’s retweets spawned a rash of Islamophobic comment on social media that is helping to disseminate hate speech and fuel the growing confidence of the far right.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/trump-twitter-far-right-racism-hate




But seriously – with one click of a button, Trump may have jeopardized over 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. I mean really, this fucking administration. Can we get the adults back in charge? Is that possible?

Violent extremists — including Islamic terrorists — do indeed pose a threat. But demagogues seek to blur the distinction between Islamic extremism and Islam generally, firing up their followers with hatred and an appeal to stereotypes.

That is true in Britain as well as the United States. As the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement reacting to Trump’s retweeting of the videos: “Britain First seeks to divide communities by their use of hateful narratives that peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people.”

By retweeting these videos, Trump has put the enormous power of his bully pulpit in service of their cause — sadly, just one of many times he has blithely uttered or repeated things far beneath the dignity of the presidency. On Twitter, Fransen exulted: “Donald Trump himself has retweeted these videos and has around 44 million followers! God bless you Trump! God Bless America!”
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trump-videos-20171129-story.html




Of course it is! But Trump is a loose cannon and he really is playing with fire here. I mean how much worse can it get?

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta sharply criticized President Trump on Thursday, accusing him of "playing with fire" after the president retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from the ultranationalist group Britain First.

Panetta said on CNN's "The Situation Room" that the Trump administration needs to put in place checks in the White House to ensure Trump's tweets don't "jeopardize lives" after he retweeted videos posted by anti-Muslim activist Jayda Fransen, who has in the past been convicted of a hate crime.

"I think the president of the United States is playing with fire," Panetta said.

"This is a dangerous game to play, and the president, frankly, ought to know better," said Panetta, who also served as secretary of Defense under President Obama from 2011 to 2013.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/362695-panetta-trump-playing-with-fire-with-muslim-tweets




Even Fox News – they’re the network that literally breaks the 4th wall talking to Trump directly – has had enough of his nonsense!

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pressed national security adviser H.R. McMaster over why President Donald Trump retweeted several tweets posted by a British anti-Muslim group last week.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," McMaster shrugged off questions about why the president retweeted three videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a group known for its far-right, anti-Muslim politics.

"President Trump is the best judge of why he did that, but I know it was his intention to highlight the importance creating safe and secure environments for our citizens," McMaster said.
http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-wallace-grills-hr-mcmaster-trump-anti-muslim-videos-2017-12




Dude, Trump this is your base here! It hasn’t even been a year and you’re already going full Howard Hughes! I mean how much longer until you start storing your urine and fingernail trimmings? Yeah just picture that image for a minute! But even Theresa May has had enough, and it might jeopardize Trump’s upcoming trip to the UK, and that has never happened before. Let that sink in!

US President Donald Trump was 'wrong' to share anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right UK group, Downing Street said today.

Furious MPs insisted Mr Trump was 'not welcome here' following the Twitter posts but No 10 said his invite to come to Britain on a state visit still stands.

The storm over the posts - first shared by Britain First's deputy leader - deepened as the widow of murdered MP Jo Cox accused him of 'spreading hatred'.

The furious backlash came after the 71-year-old President retweeted content posted by Britain First's Jayda Fransen.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5128731/Calls-BAN-Trump-visiting-UK-far-right-tweets.html





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You know I originally had an entry where I was going to talk about how pathetic the Trump’s first White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony went, and it went about as well as you could expect. But I didn’t like the entry. Instead – I want to talk about something else – the Trump diet. Everyone knows how much our glorious leader loves him some fast food. He even went out of his way to get the White House to create his favorite sandwich – The Big Mac.

Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.”

And Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”

The scenes are among the most surreal passages in a forthcoming book chronicling Trump’s path to the presidency co-written by Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump’s campaign manager, and David Bossie, another top aide. The book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” paints a portrait of a campaign with an untested candidate and staff rocketing from crisis to crisis, in which Lewandowski and a cast of mostly neophyte political aides learn on the fly and ultimately accept Trump’s propensity to go angrily off message.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-campaign-big-macs-screaming-fits-and-constant-rivalries/2017/12/02/18bcfa30-d6bd-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html




So screaming. Check. Insatiable love of junk food? Check. The only thing missing seems to be that he needs the toy from the happy meals. He really is a man child. Seriously – I predicted that he would go full Howard Hughes by the end of his first term. And he might already be there.

Now, in a new book from former Donald Trump associates Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, Let Trump Be Trump, the two detail the president’s eating habits — which do much to explain both his body type and his explosive temper.

“There were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke,” they write.

While on the road, the campaign would often stop at McDonald’s, where Trump would order two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake, which roughly equals a whopping 2,420 calories.

The book also details how campaign staffer Sam Nunberg was purposely left behind at a McDonald’s when his personal order took too long. “Leave him,” Trump said. He was left behind at the counter, waiting for his food.
http://www.bravotv.com/the-feast/donald-trumps-favorite-fast-food-meal-has-2420-calories




Yeah Trump’s food pyramid is kind of like the one from Idiocracy. Only replace the Brawndo with Diet Coke. Diet Coke a shitload!!!! Here’s something else that signals that Trump has the diet of a two year old.

The plane’s cupboards were stacked with Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels and many packages of Oreos because Trump, a renowned germaphobe, would not eat from a previously opened package.

Worse still is how central this diet is to letting Trump “be Trump,” to quote the book’s title. Adviser Sam Nunberg got purposely left behind at one McDonald’s because his “special-order burger” was taking too long for the president. “Leave him,” Trump supposedly ordered. “Let’s go.” Lewandowski and Bossie add that orchestrating Trump’s meals was literally “as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency.” Ensuring that a bag of hot fast food was waiting for Trump on the plane was therefore an all-hands-on-deck situation.
http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/12/trumps-fast-food-diet-gets-even-more-unsettling.html




Vienna sausages? Seriously? Dude, I live in California. You know the only thing you’re supposed to do with a can of Vienna sausages? You put them in your disaster preparedness kit and then you never see them ever again! Those things are not meant for human consumption. But here’s the thing – Trump loves fast food for the cleanliness despite that his own restaurant failed to meet health standards (see: Idiots #2-20. But how clean are they?

There is seemingly no end to the list of policies by President Donald Trump that Democrats and Republicans argue about. But one matter that might be indisputable is Trump’s contention that fast food restaurants are cleaner than other establishments.

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The company found that fast food restaurants had lower bacteria counts overall, and many times, germs were contained in the bathrooms (a small relief, though you may want to use that toilet seat cover next time). In five-star restaurants, germs were evenly divided between the bathrooms and condiments. The reason, according to the report authors, is the extra layer of dish-washing at nicer restaurants as many casual places utilize disposable utensils.

Bacillus cereus bacteria, which was found to be more prevalent in the five-star establishments, are found in food items and can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Gram positive cocci, which was found in fast-food restaurants, is responsible for staph infections. So neither strain is exactly pleasant.

Trump's eating habits have garnered lots of attention as the businessman-turned-president is fairly vocal about his intake of fast food, but a new book released Tuesday, Let Trump Be Trump, further details his drive-thru diet. Written by Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager and transition team director, David Bossie, the book explains how the president sustained himself on junk food during his campaign, reported The Washington Post.
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-right-fast-food-joints-are-cleaner-swanky-restaurants-735628




Actually, you’re right on this one, sir. For once. So for those of you keeping score at home, we have Trump – 1, Top 10 – 1,434,313,141,123! Ha!!!! And we haven’t even hit edition #100 yet! But Trump’s diet is not meant for mere mortals!

It's a well-documented fact that Donald Trump loves fast food.

And as attested to in a new book written by two of his former campaign aides, his go-to from McDonald's is quite the tall order.

The president's typical order at the Golden Arches is two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake - malted, according to the book. That's a lot of calories for one meal - 2,430 in all.

I'm a big fan of McDonald's myself - my shameless love of the Big Mac is public knowledge. It's my go-to order at McDonald's, no less.

Of course, I only order one, but who's counting? I'm assuming running a global business enterprise takes a lot of energy, never mind leading the free world.

So, I decided to try Trump's beefy and brash lunch choice to truly immerse myself in the down-to-earth culinary tastes of one of the most powerful men in the world.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/casual/i-ate-trumps-absurd-2430-calorie-mcdonalds-order-%e2%80%94-and-it-was-even-worse-than-i-imagined/ss-BBGevYG?li=BBnb7Kw#image=1




Thank you Thor! You know - *WE* are going to attempt this feat for superiority. I have in front of me – two Big Macs, two Filet O Fishes, and a large chocolate shake. Oh yeah that’s good shit! *30 minutes later* Excuse me… … I mean couldn’t Trump just go the way of Richmond Valentine from the movie Kingsman?

It's no secret that Donald Trump isn't the healthiest guy out there. But now, thanks to some new insider information, we learned just how far his unhealthy habits reach: Trump's presidential diet resembles that of a 17-year-old stoner.

An upcoming book by ousted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski details Trump's favorite foods, including KFC, pizza, Diet Coke, and of course, McDonald's. His trademark feast at Mickey D's happens to be two Big Macs, a chocolate malt, and two of the perpetually controversial Filet-O-Fish—a sandwich that happens to be Desus Nice's favourite, as well.

"If even someone as bad as Donald Trump can enjoy a Filet-O-Fish, that is the unity we need to bring this nation together," Desus said.
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/pazdj8/desus-and-mero-discuss-trumps-fast-food-diet





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Fake News. It was once the favorite staple of college newspapers everywhere. Now it’s gone mainstream thanks to our Fake News President. But anyone remember last week when Trump tweeted out this? I mean you can’t make this shit up. I mean any other time in history – “President Accuses Major News Outlets Of Plagiarism” would be a front page headline. But now there’s so much batshit crazy stuff that it’s been moved to page 37! So let’s throw that tweet up there.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/935147410472480769

Well, this week, Rasmussen did a study as to who the real fake news outlet out there is that’s been spreading misinformation. And well the results might surprise you!

A plurality of Americans in a new poll think that Fox News deserves the first "Fake News Trophy."

A new poll from the conservative-leaning Rasmussen finds 40 percent of respondents think Fox News should get the Fake News Trophy, which was first suggested by President Trump earlier this week in a tweet.

The second place winner, according to the poll, was CNN, which received 25 percent support.

MSNBC followed CNN with 9 percent, and ABC, CBS and NCB each received less than 5 percent support for the Fake News Trophy.

Views of various networks are split along party lines, the poll finds.

Fifty-three percent of Democrats and 42 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party say Fox News deserves the Fake News Trophy.
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/362569-rasmussen-poll-americans-give-fox-news-the-fake-news-trophy




There’s always that. But you know this wasn’t the only time Fox has been called out for their bullshit and lies. They’ve been repeatedly called out since the Bush and Obama admins. Particularly there was this one survey from 2012:

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest PublicMind survey.

Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad.

On average, people correctly answered 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs.

Because the aim of the study was toisolate the effects of each type of news source, they then controlled for variables such as other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors.
http://www.businessinsider.com/study-watching-fox-news-makes-you-less-informed-than-watching-no-news-at-all-2012-5




But you know the orange haired one can’t help himself when it comes to calling out fake news from you know, real, accredited journalists. Hey I know this program might fall under fake news, but hey, we do our research, damn it! I mean what is this, America’s Next Top Fake News Network?

The polling firm President Donald Trump once praised as "one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election" just found that the winner of his proposed "FAKE NEWS TROPHY" is Fox News, according to a survey released Thursday.

That firm, right-leaning Rasmussen, asked 1,000 likely US voters which major network they would choose as winner "if the broadcast media established an annual Fake News Trophy." Respondents were allowed to choose between ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, or another network.

Of those surveyed, 40% said Fox News should be the winner of the first annual "Fake News Trophy." Coming in second place was CNN with 25% support. The network was followed by MSNBC with 9%, ABC with 4%, CBS with 3%, and NBC with 2%. Another 6% said the award should go to another network while 11% were undecided.

The question came after Trump on Monday proposed the competition on Twitter — though he said Fox News should not be included in such a contest.
http://www.businessinsider.com/rasmussen-poll-trump-fake-news-trophy-fox-news-2017-11




And Trump should know a thing or two about insulting statements. After all, he hurls them about as much as he gets them! And this is Rasmussen finding this out! This is Trump’s base! But what about those outside of Trump’s base?


More people think Fox News should win an annual “fake news trophy” ahead of any other US broadcaster, a poll has suggested.

The survey was conducted by Rasmussen, a right-leaning polling company, after Donald Trump suggested a prize for the most “dishonest network”.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, the US President said: “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”

While a majority of voters agreed with the President that fake news is a serious problem in America, 40 per cent of respondents said Fox News was the worst exponent.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fox-news-donald-trump-fake-news-trophy-media-cnn-nbc-msnbc-us-voters-poll-a8086421.html




Well yeah obviously! And I love that Trump keeps referring to himself as “Your Favorite President (me)”. I mean first of all – he needed an unnecessary clarifier! I wouldn’t say “Your favorite comedy news show host (me)”. OK I’ll take that one! But you want an example of why Fox News is called the Fake News Network? Look no further than the show that plays Trump like a fiddle!

President Donald Trump may invoke “fake news” to push back on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his presidential campaign, but Fox News’ Shepard Smith has cast doubt on that claim.

In a Friday afternoon segment with the Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey, the “Shepard Smith Reporting” host said Michael Flynn’s guilty plea is evidence that it’s “a lie” to suggest the FBI probe is based on made-up information.

Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, said in a federal court on Friday that he lied to investigators about his contact with Russian government officials. He was charged with just one count, for making a false statement, leading some observers to believe he is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation and has provided other information that could prove damaging to current administration officials.

“What we don’t understand yet is the degree to which the president was involved, if at all,” Smith said before asking his guest, “Is Flynn the answer to that, as their new star witness, at least for the day?”

“We don’t know yet which way this is headed,” Bussey responded.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shepard-smith-uses-michael-flynn-plea-to-push-back-on-fake-news-claim_us_5a22c962e4b03350e0b71469





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If there’s one thing worse than a troll, it’s a troll who smells a business opportunity. So in the last couple of weeks, numerous alt right personalities have been kicked off various social media websites for posting extreme far right memes and hateful images. Yes, this was the right move for a mainstream social media site like Twitter to make:

SAN FRANCISCO — White nationalist Richard Spencer and Charlottesville white supremacist rally organizer Jason Kessler are among the Twitter accounts that have lost their verified status as the social media company changes up who's entitled to the blue checkmark.

Twitter said Wednesday it was reviewing verified accounts with the goal of removing verification from accounts that violate its policies such as promoting hate speech or violence or harassing others. New guidelines say Twitter can remove verification "at any time without notice," and it will consider behavior both on and off the social network.

The move follows public outcry over Twitter verifying Kessler's account. The company says it has stopped verifying accounts while it overhauls the process.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/11/15/twitter-verification-purge-white-nationalists-amongremoves-verification-jason-kessler-richard-spence/868779001/




So what do the snowflakes do when they can’t post on the major sites? Start their own! And the alt right has essentially created their own internet. They have their own religion. They have their own made up country. They have their own mannerisms and products they endorse. Now they have their own social media site – I give you GAB!

If you’re not already familiar with Gab, the frog-branded social networking site that briefly faced extinction this week after an infamous neo-Nazi twitter troll named Weev issued a threatening and virulently anti-Semitic post, give it a scan: It won’t take more than a minute to find language calling for the “eradication” of Jews or suggesting that “n-----s must be put back in their place.”

“Jews have cornered the whole Internet,” Weev wrote. “And I think the only way we’ll have any freedom of speech here is if someone teaches them a lesson.”

He went on to reference Timothy McVeigh, who killed 168 people and injured over 600 more after detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
http://www.newsweek.com/nazis-free-speech-hate-crime-jews-social-media-gab-weev-668614




Yeah so think of this like playing a game of whack-a-troll – the internet is a vast beast. You can ban a troll like Baked Alaska from Twitter, but he’ll pop up in another place. Which will probably be much scarier and more frightening. Like for instance – the Alt Right has been kicked off various social media platforms and even sites like Air BNB and Go Fund Me have started kicking the Nazis off. Well… where does a broke Nazi to raise money to stockpile weapons and rally costumes?

Boxed out of mainstream crowdfunding sites, hate groups have taken a new tack: They're building their own financing platforms.

Big-name internet companies moved quickly to boot neo-Nazis after violent clashes between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia left three dead in August. Crowdfunding platforms, like Patreon and GoFundMe, shuttered fundraisers for far-right causes, while Apple Pay and PayPal cut off services to white nationalists and merchants selling items that promote racism, like clothes bearing Nazi symbols.

To fill the void, neo-Nazi entrepreneurs are building crowdfunding sites of their own. The websites list free speech and fighting censorship as motivation. But critics say their names -- Counter.Fund, Goyfundme and Hatreon -- underscore a darker purpose: financing hate speech.

"The rise of these things is the reflection of a larger crackdown on hate," said Heidi Beirich, who leads the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. "They're scrambling to create an alternative ecosystem to do the same things they used to do with PayPal and Facebook and Google Ads and whatnot."
https://www.cnet.com/news/neo-nazi-sympathizers-crowdfunding/




Ah nothing beats a nice tall glass of Hateraid, am I right? But the Alt Right has been busy creating its’ own Alt internet and if you’re not frightened by this, you absolutely should be. And why would we not be surprised that Fox News host and discount Patrick Bateman doppleganger Tucker Carlson would be supportive of Gab?

Fox host Tucker Carlson invited Andrew Torba, the founder of “Gab,” a social media app called a “haven for white nationalists” and a “magnet for the alt-right,” to attack Google and Apple for removing his app for promoting racist "hate speech."

Gab was recently removed from the Google Play Store and was rejected by Apple “eight of nine times” that it submitted an application to the Apple store because of the “objectionable content” found on the site. Wired described Gab as a “platform that looks like an artifact from a dystopian universe where the alt-right completely took over Twitter.”

On the September 5 edition of his show, Tucker Carlson ignored Gab’s obvious appeal to white nationalists and invited the platform’s founder to defend the social media platform’s right to promote hate speech using Google and Apple app stores:
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/09/05/tucker-carlson-defends-gab-social-media-app-dubbed-haven-white-nationalists/217848




Those would go great with a nice glass of Haterade wouldn’t they? But in case you’re wondering, the Alt Right has done away with Pepe The Frog. Why? The icon for hatred has become mainstream now!

Pepe the Frog, the meme that rose to mainstream prominence during the election as a mascot for pro-Trump trolls, has a plumper and more racist toad counterpart called Groyper that is proliferating through social media.

Originally a character in a psychedelic comic strip, Pepe eventually mutated into a meme for spreading alt-right talking points. Trump even retweeted an image of Pepe in 2015. The meme is now considered a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

The earliest known use of Groyper, according to KnowYourMeme, was in 2015, though Google Trends indicates that the popularity of the meme has mostly grown in the latter half of 2017.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/12/04/groyper_the_far_right_s_new_meme_is_a_more_racist_version_of_pepe_the_frog.html




Wow, Haterade comes in lots of different flavors now! I didn’t know that! But what should really terrify you about the Alt Right is that they’re developing even their own version of Bitcoin. Which means there could be some very well funded Nazis in our future not named Steve King:

After the Charlottesville protests, many white nationalists lost access to money-transfer services like Apple Pay and PayPal, and therefore turned to bitcoin, doubling down on their investment or creating wallets to experiment with the apolitical cryptocurrency.

In the past few months, the price of bitcoin soared to record heights, reaching a trading price over $11,000 per coin on Wednesday. Throughout this boom, white nationalist wealth has grown, with some of the country’s most virulent celebrity racists often raking in thousands of dollars in a single day.

Bitcoin can be used anonymously, but in order to accept donations, white nationalists had to de-anonymize themselves. So John Bambenek, a cybersecurity researcher and threat analyst, created a Twitter bot to follow and collect this information. It’s from that bot, @NeoNaziWallets, that Mic has collated and graphed this behavior. Even so, while anyone can watch the money move in and out of accounts, it’s uncertain where the money travels to, who is contributing and how many other digital wallets are involved in the network of white supremacist bitcoin users.
https://mic.com/articles/186438/neo-nazi-wealth-is-rapidly-growing-why-bitcoin#.7rOAHcQCF





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Yes friends! Gather around, friends! Pass the collection plate, friends! Yes, in this darkest of times we turn to the holiest among us, and even then we realize that the holiest among us are full of….



Welcome my sons and daughters to this week’s sermon! Gather around, gather around! How is my fine congregation this fine Wednesday? Because all that our holy lord and savior Jesus Christ wants to do is to sing his holy name in praise! Can I get an amen??? Well this week, our holiest brothers and sisters are attempting to fight a plague! And that plague is one of the greatest sins of all time – that must be cleansed from this earth! But they are chasing it the same way Wiley Coyote chases the Road Runner! So we have a guy who pretends to be a firefighter and a guy who pretends to be a coach talking about things they do not understand!

Self-proclaimed “firefighter prophet” and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor made another appearance on Dave Daubenmire’s “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning, where he proclaimed that President Trump will soon arrest so many high-profile pedophiles and satanists that it’ll require years of military-style tribunals to prosecute them all.

Claiming that there are nearly 5,000 sealed indictments in place against powerful leaders, Taylor asserted that Trump, who is “ten steps ahead of everybody,” has put the National Guard on notice to prepare for civil unrest in the wake of mass arrests. Taylor asserted that Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are among those set to be indicted, claiming that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is methodically building cases against them so that they cannot escape on any sort of technicality.

“This corruption goes so deep and so wide and so long that it is going to take military-style tribunals to deal with the treasonous acts that are being committed right now in the United States,” Taylor said. “You are going to see people get rounded up that are going to blow your mind.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mark-taylor-thousands-of-powerful-pedophile-satanists-will-soon-face-military-style-tribunals-that-will-make-nuremberg-look-like-a-cakewalk/




Yes my fair brothers and sisters of all races and genders – yes we don’t discriminate here because that’s what the good lord would want! But segueing into our main topic of this sermon, you know who does discriminate? Religious bakers!

Three men will face the Supreme Court of the United States on Dec. 5 to settle a dispute over a wedding cake. David Mullins and Charlie Craig met Jack Phillips when they walked into his Colorado bakery, Masterpiece Cakeshop, five years ago and asked him to bake a cake for their wedding reception. Phillips refused, arguing that he morally opposed gay marriage. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission sued Phillips for discrimination. But Phillips appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Phillips’ wedding cake case has become somewhat of a cause célèbre for conservative Christians across the country.

The religious right lost its cultural fight against gay marriage the day the Court legalized it nationwide in 2015. But social conservatives like Phillips are working to carve out a legal exception for their right to object. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a top conservative Christian legal firm in Washington, has backed Phillips’ wedding cake case, and is making the argument that it is fundamentally not about LGBTQ discrimination but about free speech.
http://time.com/5045071/colorado-wedding-cake-case-scotus/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! See, there, Phillips? The good lord doesn’t spew bile and hatred! In fact I have read this good holy book that I hold in my right hand here, and I don’t remember any rule saying “fuck off if you don’t believe in what I believe in”! In fact I think the rule is “do unto others”! Thank you! But apparently no, Jesus would have wanted this!

A Colorado case is heading to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 5, when Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, will argue that he had a right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple back in 2012. The case has been the subject of hot debate in this state, which first sided with the couple in 2014; so have most readers.

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Jesus would have refused to make that cake, too. Actually, I think Jesus would have went in and then turned over the tables in anger.
http://www.westword.com/news/masterpiece-cake-case-going-to-supreme-court-readers-weigh-in-9682726


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Really? You think that’s what the good holy lord would have wanted? He would have wanted this type of discrimination? Can I get an amen???? But apparently there was another decision involving a barbecue joint from back during the civil rights movement:

WASHINGTON — The upcoming Supreme Court argument about a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple makes some civil rights lawyers think of South Carolina’s Piggie Park barbecue.

When two African-Americans parked their car at a Piggie Park drive-in in August 1964 in Columbia, South Carolina, the waitress who came out to serve them turned back once she saw they were black and didn’t take their order.

In the civil rights lawsuit that followed, Piggie Park owner Maurice Bessinger justified the refusal to serve black customers based on his religious belief opposing “any integration of the races whatsoever.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/cake-case-before-supreme-court-has-ties-to-barbecue-decision/2017/12/04/eec58b70-d8ba-11e7-a241-0848315642d0_story.html




So even the good holy lord Jesus Christ, creator of all that is holy. But we are hoping that SCOTUS does the right thing here and stops the bullshit discrimination laws known as “religious freedom”. Yes, religious freedom means we are allowed to swear in this congregation! Fuckin’ A!!!

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, a couple turned away by Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., when they tried to buy a wedding cake.

The two weren’t turned away because they couldn’t afford the cake. They weren’t turned away because they were rude. They were turned away because they are gay.

The Colorado courts and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission found that the bakery’s actions violated the state’s law barring discrimination. In the high court, the bakery argues that the lower courts’ findings violate its rights to both religious freedom and free speech.

I’ve watched this argument tangle a lot of good people in knots. But it shouldn’t.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-melling-masterpiece-cakeshop-supreme-court-20171204-story.html




Yes that is quite the conundrum, even our Holy Bible, the good book, can spread some conflicting messages every once in a while! And how can there beith comparisons to thine slavery? I mean really! This is absolutely insane!

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver joined Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman yesterday to discuss the Supreme Court arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which Staver said dealt with whether a baker, Jack Phillips, would be “basically enslaved” to be a spokesperson for views he disagrees with by being required to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Kaufman and Staver were encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision, also yesterday, to let President Trump’s travel ban go into effect while legal challenges continue against it, but Staver said the uncertainty was too much and “the fact of the matter is we should never have to constantly wait with bated breath wondering, ‘Did we gain a constitutional right to day or did we lose one today?’
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mat-staver-masterpiece-cakeshop-baker-risks-being-basically-enslaved-to-promote-gay-rights/




And then there was this douchebag:

Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBTQ group Family Research Council, told fellow anti-LGBTQ activist Jon Scruggs, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, that the thought of requiring a business to offer equal access to goods for gay people sounded “like indentured servitude.”

Yesterday, on FRC’s “Washington Watch” program, Perkins hosted Scruggs on air to discuss the Supreme Court arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Perkins told Scruggs that requiring business owners not to discriminate against LGBTQ people seemed like a “slippery slope and there’s really no end to what the government could then force you to do.” Scruggs said he agreed because the attorneys arguing for nondiscrimination protections believe that calligraphers should be forced to write wedding vows and that bakers should have to write “bless this marriage” on a purchased cake if requested, which Scruggs called “scary things.”

“That sounds like to me, John, that sounds like indentured servitude. You have n
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/tony-perkins-says-having-to-bake-a-cake-for-a-gay-couple-sounds-like-indentured-servitude/




You know Jon, the only scary thing here is your hate and bigotry on display! Even our good holy lord Jesus thinks these people are lunatics! Thank you! But if the good high court rules in favor of Mullins and Craig, it could potentially overturn all religious freedom laws! And that would be a good thing!

For now, here's the short answer to the question as it currently stands in Indiana: In most parts of the state, there is no law that would prohibit a business from turning away a gay couple because of their sexual orientation.

So, theoretically, a baker could refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple with no legal ramifications in many parts of Indiana.

In some Indiana cities and towns, including Indianapolis and Carmel, there are local laws that prohibit employers, landlords and business owners from discriminating against gay people — like the statewide law in Colorado that came into play when Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to provide a cake for a gay couple.

But religious conservatives are challenging those laws in court. In their case, they specifically take issue with employers who are conservative Christians who could be punished under the laws for refusing to hire workers because they are gay.
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/05/can-indiana-baker-legally-refuse-make-wedding-cake-gay-couple/922836001/




Yes even his holiness is at a loss for words on this one. We will keep an eye out on this case. One more time, give it up for the Top 10 Gospel Choir! How great are they? Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That is it this week for:





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Ah man do I really have to talk about Infowars this week? Sigh. Fuck. Ok make me. All right fine, I’ll talk about his shitty program. Well, this week, Alex must have been ingesting too much lead from the Infowars Store. You know, we previously covered this in Idiots #3-19, that the products sold in the Infowars Store contained very dangerous amounts of toxic lead. And in case you’re wondering just how much of it Alex ingested this week, well….

Alex Jones, the proprietor of the online supplement store and conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, theorized today that liberal lesbians seek out people who will torture them and eat their brains.

On today’s Infowars broadcast, Jones claimed that “most of the so-called liberal lesbians” are women who want men with a “duck’s ass haircut and the James Dean outfit” to physically slap them around, and that if they can’t find men who fit the bill, they will turn to women who do.

“Most of these butch lesbians, they want to be the guy smacking the hot chick around. They think that’s manly. And a lot of the chicks, they like it, see, because no man will do that to them, and I’m not saying it’s good if a man does that, but some women like it. And if they can’t find a man to smack them around, well they found them a girl gonna do it real good—knock them upside their head and have ‘50 Shades of Grey’ about the sexy rich guy that’s going to chain you up,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-impersonates-a-liberal-lesbian-brain-eating-dominatrix/




Eh, I’d call Alex Jones a duck’s ass, but that would be an insult to duck’s asses. You know we got to play the clip of this because it is exquisite.



I think Alex must have taken a little too much of the Infowars Brain Force. But this isn’t the only thing that Mr. Jones has said this week. You know what his solution to stop the growing plague of globalist pedophiles is? Jesus!

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and supplement salesperson who heads Infowars, told listeners today they can look to Jesus Christ and Lazarus for inspiration fighting the supposed globalist liberal elites that want to destroy them, claiming that those who are defeated in the battle will see their spirits ascend to a higher power.

During his broadcast today, Jones claimed that the latest round of sexual assault allegations purging powerful men from their positions in media was proof the “house of cards” concealing the unlawful behavior of liberal elites was crumbling down. Jones warned that he and some of his supporters may suffer collateral damage to their own livelihoods, but urged viewers to look to Jesus Christ for inspiration.

“Of course, as allegories and clichés tend to be true, metaphysically you tend to fall with your great nemesis. But through the fall, you ascend. Evil falls and is destroyed when it hits the bottom. When we fall, we rise even stronger,” Jones said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-look-to-jesus-for-inspiration-fighting-the-globalists/




And we haven’t even got to this week’s Holy Shit yet! We’re using some Jesus memes early! But as for our good friend Alex, this is fucking scary – he claims he talks to Trump directly on a regular basis. We don’t want this guy feeding the president information! Batshit meets batshit!

Alex Jones, the Trump-endorsed conspiracy theorist behind Infowars, claimed that he has “personally witnessed” President Trump publicly spreading “word-for-word” information that Jones has shared with him in private conversations “at least five or six times.”

During yesterday’s broadcast of “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones dismissed mainstream media outlets’ questioning of Trump’s claims, saying that those outlets are “known liars.” Jones said he believed it was “absolutely right” to question the accuracy of Trump’s claims, but only because “it keeps the politicians honest” and “a lot of times he’s not aware of somebody going sideways on him until he gets told about it.”

Jones went on to brag about his private conversations with Trump.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-trump-has-publicly-addressed-information-ive-given-him-word-for-word/




And in case you need any further proof that Alex Jones has completely lost it – he thinks there are literally demons walking among us! Remember that crazy Jesus woman from that Wife Swap show on Fox? It’s kind of like that! Good times!

Alex Jones, the nutritional supplement salesman who created Infowars, compared the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to demonic aliens in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and performed a demonic impression of co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Today, Jones said that co-hosts Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were “parasites” who “will be removed” once Jones and his followers save America from the globalists.

“They’re both like horrible foot-long tapeworms, man. I’m telling you. Tapeworms that we vomited out and crapped out and they’re just trying to force-feed themselves back into our lives. They’re like gonorrhea or syphilis, I mean they are just—they’re like HIV. They’re like cancer. They are just—I mean you have to understand, folks, they literally want to destroy you,” Jones said. ”God, they’re evil. Do you realize how evil these people are?”

He then homed in on Brzezinski, claiming that people who have been at dinner parties with the duo have told him “she is just so evil and so into herself like her evil father that she just sits there and goes—“
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/alex-jones-compares-morning-joe-hosts-to-demons-impersonates-a-demonic-mika-brzezinski/



Whew. Alex, keep doing what you’re doing.




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Next week is the special senate election of guy who likes to pretend he’s in the song “Rhindstone Cowboy” minus the rhindstones… Roy Moore. And of course the morals and values crowd is out in full force protecting their most valuable asset – a guy who will vote against gay marriage but spends most of his time creeping on women half his age. This is his base by the way. And you might be asking “where does our president stand on this?”. And I answer you good sir / madam with this :

President Trump on Monday fully endorsed Roy Moore, going further in his support of the Alabama Senate candidate accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenage girls than he had in backing Moore last month.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted early Monday. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”

In November, Trump pointed to Moore’s denials of the allegations against the candidate from several decades ago, and the president spoke against voting for Democrat Doug Jones, but did not explicitly endorse Moore.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-pol-essential-washington-updates-trump-we-need-roy-moore-1512391102-htmlstory.html




But it’s not wrong - that really happened. So Trump fully endorses Mr. Moore now, and we all know how well his endorsement of Luther Strange went. Spoiler alert: he lost! But the RNC even has thrown their weight behind the moral crusader:

President Trump led an aggressive charge Monday on behalf of embattled Senate nominee Roy Moore, with the Republican National Committee rejoining Moore’s side in Alabama weeks after cutting ties with him following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Before dawn, Trump took to Twitter to declare his strongest support yet for Moore. By day’s end, the RNC was back in his corner and America First Action, a pro-Trump group, said it would spend $1.1 million to try to push Moore across the finish line.

Senate Republican leaders, however, remained critical of Moore, warning that the former judge is likely to face an immediate ethics probe if he is elected next week.

The divergent attitudes toward Moore, who has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls when he was in his 30s, underscored how polarizing a figure he would be among his party’s national leaders if he wins the Dec. 12 special election.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-trumps-support-moore-could-gain-influence-in-washington/2017/12/04/02da209c-d917-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html




And by the way – do you ever notice that Trump’s at his worst *BEFORE* dawn? I know when I am running on very little to no sleep I am not very pleasant to deal with! And by the way – in case you’re wondering the kind of morals and values that the GOP is looking to protect, I give you Iowa Senator and guy who plays Lurch in the Addams Family in the local community theater, Charles Grassley:

As Republicans continue to sell the details of their tax bill, some are reaching for more colorful language to liven up complex policies that tend to put the average voter to sleep.

Case in point: Over the weekend, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) hashed over the plan with his home state’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register. Turning to the party’s idea of doing away with the estate tax, Grassley framed the current law as a hindrance to responsible saving.

“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley told the Register in a story published Saturday. “As opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/04/grassley-explains-why-people-dont-invest-booze-or-women-or-movies/




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! So telling poor people to go fuck off and die is apparently one of the GOP morals and values they’re trying desperately to protect. You know Mr. Grassley, sir, let me spell it out for you perfectly clearly: spending money on the things you mentioned – actually helps the economy! Giving it back to your rich buddies – does not help the economy! Get it? But getting back to wannabe cowboy Moore – he has joined the ranks of conservative crybabies! I mean really is this the guy we want?

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been avoiding non-right-wing media since allegations of sexual misconduct were made by the Washington Post, appeared on Monday on the radio show of Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association host who shares Moore’s penchant for anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim bigotry.

Fischer lobbed softballs to Moore, claiming that all the allegations against him had been debunked. Not surprisingly, Moore agreed, and portrayed himself as the victim of dirty politics: “What they’ve done to me is not only unforgivable, it’s just pure hatred, and it’s pure spite and it’s pure evil and wrong.”

Moore said that people in the Washington establishment “do not want me to take the truth of our Constitution and our God to Washington, D.C.” He said the attacks on him are evidence that “immorality permeates every aspect of our society” and the only way to bring back morality is for the country to acknowledge that Almighty God is the “true source” of morality.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/roy-moore-calls-his-critics-unforgivable-and-pure-evil/


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Oh and if you want an even more boo-worthy story, wait until you see what a Roy Moore spokesperson said! Yes, they went there. So never mind that Roy Moore is a creepy pervert, Doug Jones wants to kill your babies! Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Janet Porter, spokesman for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, began a CNN interview on Tuesday by suggesting that Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, supports killing the interviewer’s unborn baby.

“Thank you, it is great to be with you, and by the way, congratulations on your unborn child,” Porter said to host Poppy Marlow, who is pregnant. “That’s the reason I came down as a volunteer to speak for Judge Roy Moore, because he stands for the rights of babies like yours in the womb, where his opponent will support killing them until the moment of birth.”

Porter’s claim is false. Though Jones is pro-choice, he made clear during a recent interview with AL.com that he supports Alabama’s existing abortion laws, which ban most late-term abortions.
https://thinkprogress.org/roy-moore-spokesman-janet-porter-cnn-abortion-1786bde1d338/





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Oh here’s what time it is. It’s time for this:



So of course by now you know that people are people, and people are dumb. So who is dumb this week, you might ask? Well I want to start with this story out of Albany, New York. OK people, there’s a reason why they put “do not attempt” warnings on movies, TV shows and commercials. It’s because people really do attempt what they see. And if you’re watching a show on the History Channel called “Forged In Fire”, maybe don’t setup an amateur blacksmith operation in your own house. Because this could happen:

A fire raged across three blocks in a city near Albany on Thursday after a man tried to forge a piece of metal over a fire in a barrel near his home, officials said.

The fire destroyed three residential buildings and damaged 28 others in the city of Cohoes, displacing as many as 28 people, Shawn Morse, the mayor, said in an interview on Saturday. No serious injuries were reported.

John Gomes, 51, the resident who is accused of starting the blaze near his home, was apparently inspired by “Forged in Fire,” a television series on History (formerly known as The History Channel) in which bladesmiths compete to create swords and other edged weapons.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/nyregion/fire-upstate-new-york.html




Next up in People Are Dumb – really people, I don’t care what your race, gender, or economic status is, wash your damn socks! We go to India for this crazy story.

New Delhi (AFP) - Indian police arrested a man whose stinky socks caused a showdown on a bus as his fellow passengers protested the pungent odour, an officer said Saturday.

The man removed his shoes and socks on a bus going from the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh to New Delhi and put them near the aisle, police said.

Other passengers protested and asked the man to put away the offending socks or throw them out.

The man refused, sparking a heated confrontation that forced the bus driver to stop at a police station in Una district of Himachal Pradesh.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-arrested-smelly-socks-unleash-chaos-indian-bus-095431579.html




Next up on People Are Dumb – man we’re going around the world this week. But really – how do you lose an entire house? Especially if it’s on the back of a truck?

The graffiti-strewn and derelict bungalow appeared over a week ago on an area that had recently been cleared for a new retail centre in Takanini, to the south of New Zealand's largest city, the Newshub website reports.

But unlike Dorothy's house in the Wizard of Oz, the hovel probably arrived on the back of a truck, rather than being lifted by a tornado.

Rod Bray of developers Northbridge Properties told Newshub that the culprits were probably trying to cut their own demolition costs by fly-tipping the house.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42166058




Next up in People Are Dumb – this story has everything! We go to Washington for this story – a guy was drunk, naked and having sex in a moving vehicle – which crashed into a tree. And oh yeah he forgot his kid was in the backseat! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Authorities say a man who was drunk, naked and having sex with a woman while driving south of Tacoma missed a curve and struck a tree.

Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the crash happened at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway East near La Grande.

Bova says the woman, who was also naked, was hospitalized with broken bones. Bova says her 3-month-old child in the backseat was uninjured.
http://wfla.com/2017/11/24/cops-naked-man-drives-into-tree-while-having-sex-baby-in-backseat/




Next up – why of course our good friend Florida Man is back in the news. This is a perfect example of what happens when life imitates art. Remember the show Reno 911? Well this could have easily happened on that show:

A man in Central Florida who was “fed up” with people driving dangerously through an intersection took matters into his own hands and purposefully caused a head-on collision, police said.

Bruce Homer, 61, faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and reckless driving with personal injury.

Homer told police in Clermont, Fla., that he caused the crash because “people are always running through stop signs at the intersection” and officers “never do anything about it,” the Daily Commercial reports.

At around 1 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the accident when an SUV hit Homer’s vehicle. The SUV driver the told officers that Homer pulled his truck in front of him as he was driving through the intersection.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/florida-man-fed-with-reckless-drivers-causes-crash-intersection/m1FZ2CHUvADAgawLpS8s4K/




Next up – bad cops! And I mean really if you’re a police officer you might want to stay off social media, but if you do, do not like anything that could get you into trouble.

A Springfield, Mass. police officer has been fired after making inflammatory comments on Facebook in August about the fatal car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., according to MassLive.

Conrad Lariviere reportedly wrote, “Hahahaha love this. Maybe people shouldn't block roadways,” in a comment on an article about the car that struck a crowd of counter-protestors at the rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring others.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/363103-massachusetts-cop-fired-after-commenting-love-this-on-a-photo-of-car




Next up in People Are Dumb - pot! Really people, if you're under arrest for marijuana possession, I get telling the police to go fuck themselves, but don't do this!

Cops found a woman smoking marijuana in a car she parked in the spot assigned to the Northport Chief of Police while on her way to answer a summons for marijuana possession on Monday evening, police say.

"You can't make this stuff up," Chief of Police Bill Ricca said.

According to Northport Police, Arielle Bonnici, 26, of Huntington, was driving a 2001 Jeep on her way to Northport Village Justice Court to answer a summons that was issued to her on May 11 for unlawful possession of marijuana.
Police say she cut off an unmarked police car as she pulled into the rear of the parking lot of the 224 Main St. building, which is occupied by Village Justice Court and the Northport Police Department. Police say Bonnici, who appeared to be on her cellphone at the time, drove into the area designated for police vehicles only and then parked in the spot reserved for the chief of police.Cops found a woman smoking marijuana in a car she parked in the spot assigned to the Northport Chief of Police while on her way to answer a summons for marijuana possession on Monday evening, police say.
"You can't make this stuff up," Chief of Police Bill Ricca said.
https://patch.com/new-york/northport/woman-smokes-marijuana-top-northport-cops-parking-spot-pd




Finally this week for People Are Dumb – once again our good friend Florida Man managed to baffle doctors when he arrived in an emergency room with this tattoo on his chest:

An unconscious 70-year-old man was rushed to an emergency room in Miami, Florida, earlier this year.

He had no identification, family or friends with him when he arrived.

However, he had a tattoo across his chest that said "Do Not Resuscitate." It included a signature.

The man's ink left doctors in an ethical dilemma — save the man’s life or honor the tattoo and let him die?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/12/02/florida-mans-do-not-resuscitate-tattoo-creates-ethical-dilemma-doctors/915916001/




That’s it this week for:





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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 Australia is a few steps away from nationalizing gay marriage, Saudi Arabia has begun a real-life purge, and the UAE’s excessive greed is unmatched anywhere. Here’s the tour schedule:



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We are back in North America everybody! Man this World Tour has been great so far hasn’t it? All of our host countries have been amazing so far. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, I don’t think we’ll be going back there. But before we begin this one, I feel as is tradition, we should start with the Canadian national anthem:



OK you may be seated! So Canada is one of the world’s largest countries and it has a lot to offer. There’s 13 Canadian provinces – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland , New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Canada is also the home of one of my favorite sports – hockey! Nothing feels good like a good hip check, doesn’t it? And Canada takes their hockey seriously. They have the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton Oilers, the Winnipeg Jets, the Montreal Canadians, the Ottawa Senators, and the Calgary Flames. Toronto, Canada is the home of Toronto’s only professional baseball team – the Toronto Blue Jays, while Vancouver has Canada’s only NBA team – the Grizzlies. Canada is also the home of Banff National Park where you can see and stay in actual old school log cabins. And Toronto is the home of the CN tower – which has an actual revolving restaurant in it. And remember if you play Civilization V, the CN Tower is also one of the key wonders that will help you win a cultural victory. Canada is also the home of the Canadian Football League – and it is drastically different from the United States’ NFL. And the differences are way too many to list, so we’ll just link you to this handy Wikipedia page. But what else is Canada the home of? Well if you want to know what a nuclear war between the US and North Korea might look like, look no further!

Canadian and U.S. officials quietly held exercises last spring to practise dealing with worst-case nuclear scenarios — running through simulated attacks on both sides of the border, CBC News has learned.

The training took place against the backdrop of federal officials in this country discreetly revising contingency plans, including one to reconstitute the federal government outside of Ottawa should the capital become "unviable" in an attack or natural disaster.

Exercises are done on an annual, or semi-annual, basis, but the latest came amid fresh urgency in light of the worsening international climate, particularly with North Korean nuclear and intercontinental missile tests, the latest of which happened Tuesday.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/joint-military-exercises-nuclear-threat-1.4424556




Yeah so Canada is thinking about something that we don’t even want to begin contemplating here – because it’s all so batshit crazy. Canada also may have an ISIS problem, or do they? Good to see that Putin has boots on the ground in Canada!

The question of what to do about members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant who try to return to Canada has become a heated political battle in recent weeks.

The insinuation from Conservatives, as highlighted in Raitt's quote from a fundraising letter last week, is that the Liberals are soft on terrorists.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot back in a fiery exchange with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Tuesday, defending the government's approach even as he accused the Tories of scaremongering.

"We have enforcement, surveillance, and national security tools that we use to a significant degree," he said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/isil-returnees-baloney-meter-1.4426096




Yeah so there’s that and then there’s lots of snow. But oh my god Justin Trudeau is so much better than Donald Trump it’s like night and day! In fact here’s how he treated Canada’s LGBT community:

Trudeau’s broad apology for “state-sponsored, systemic oppression and rejection” included acknowledgement of the suppression of “two-spirit Indigenous values and beliefs” and “abusing the power of the law, and making criminals of citizens.”

At the same time, the government introduced legislation to expunge the criminal records of those convicted of having consensual same-sex activity. Canada decriminalized homosexuality in 1969, yet records of the convictions remain. The bill earmarks 4 million Canadian dollars ($3.11 million) over the next two fiscal years to carry out the destruction of these criminal records.

Trudeau also announced an agreement had been reached in a class-action lawsuit for 110 million Canadian dollars ($85.80 million) to be paid out to former civil servants and members of the military who lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation. A ban on lesbian and gay military service persisted until 1992.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/justin-trudeau-offers-long-overdue-apology-canada-s-lgbtq-community-n824871




Ah, I love Archer. But there is one thing about Canada that we have to talk about is that everyone says Canada has the best health care system in the world. But how true is that? Let’s explore that angle a bit.

Winnipeg hospitals still have the longest emergency department wait times in the country, but recent changes have already brought improvements, a Winnipeg Regional Health Authority official says.

There were four Winnipeg emergency departments in the top five longest wait times at hospital ERs in the country, a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information says.

CIHI's latest wait-times report, released Thursday, gathered information from 209 hospitals across Canada for the fiscal year 2016-17. Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador do not submit data to CIHI. Smaller hospitals are sometimes not included due to low ER visit numbers.

The Victoria General Hospital ER, which closed in October and became an urgent care centre, was second worst in the country, at six hours. The Concordia Hospital emergency department, which is also slated to close, had the worst wait time in the country, at 6.1 hours. Emergency departments at St. Boniface and Grace hospitals were fourth and fifth, at 5.4 and 5.2 hours, respectively.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-hospital-wait-times-1.4426237




But Canada isn’t immune from right wing extremism. As 2017 was the year of the extremist, it’s even affected our friends in the Great White North:

While attacks by and inspired by ISIS continued throughout the world in 2017, a noted terrorism expert said this year has been a real “wakeup call” about the dangers of right-wing extremism -- a threat he says Canadians have been all too complacent about.

A shooting at a mosque outside Quebec City on Jan. 29 killed six people and injured 19, making it the second-most deadly right-wing act of terrorism behind the Air India bombing in 1985.

“It was a watershed event in how it represents the infiltration of radical right-wing ideas in a violent form as we’ve also seen in the U.S. and Europe,” said James Ellis, project lead at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/rise-of-extremism-in-2017-should-be-a-wakeup-call-for-canada-1.3706645




So Canada’s got far right extremists too! They are just like us! They also have some serious war mongering going on!

Canada is scrapping a plan to buy 18 new Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets and will instead buy surplus Australian F-18s, according to a report from Reuters news agency.

Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the matter, reported that an announcement will be made next week. The Canadian government is not commenting on the report.

In late September, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan acknowledged that Canada was focused on purchasing surplus Australian F-18s for interim aircraft. “As you know, we are pursuing the options with the Australians at this time,” he told journalists.

In early October, the National Post reported Canada had taken the first official step to purchasing the used fighter jets from Australia. The Canadian government submitted a formal expression of interest on Sept. 29 to Australia to acquire the aircraft, Public Services and Procurement Canada confirmed.
http://montrealgazette.com/news/while-you-were-sleeping-canada-to-buy-australian-fighter-jets-brain-abnormalities-found-after-cuba-attacks




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So is Canada the liberal utopia? Well it’s definitely one of the best. It’s a great place to visit, and it’s a great place to live if you can afford to move there.

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

Overall: A

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Holy crap, I can’t believe the first leg of our World Tour is almost done! Next week is the penultimate stop – we are heading to the Caribbean to visit the beautiful island nation of Cuba!


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Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest is one of Canada’s most popular heavy metal bands. And I've seen these guys live too, they are amazing! They have a new album out called “Outrage! Is Now”. Now playing their song called “Freeze Me”, give it up for Death From Above 1979!
https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/59aec9e4c6078536656eda41/1:1/w_320/outrageisnow.jpg




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Welcome back to the Top 10 Conservative Idiots! Be sure to stop by your local Top 10 Dealer for our Winter Leverage Sales Event! Lease a new Top 10 for $3999 down and $399 a month payments for 36 months. We are back everybody! So… Avengers, right? I mean how fucking insane does this movie look?? In case you haven’t heard Marvel practically broke the internet last night when it dropped the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. This movie has everything and as a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I can’t wait to see how this plays out. You have Tony fighting Thanos. You have Hulk, the Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Black Widow teaming up with Black Panther. You have Spiderman kicking some ass. And then to top it off? Why not Thor with the Guardians of the Galaxy!!! This whole thing is absolutely insane. 10 years of movies coming together, and I’ve been a fan since the first Iron Man was out back in 2008. I like that Kevin Smith said “You know I cry at everything but I’m bawling at this!”. I mean I love the Avengers movies, and recently we had Thor: Ragnarok which was absolutely amazing. We also had Spiderman: Homecoming which was great, and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, which was also great. But those are just building blocks to the first part of the grand finale of this whole universe. Seriously I could go on all day talking about the Avengers movies, and the whole Marvel universe in general. But we got a lot of idiocy to get to. You know what? Fuck it, I’m stalling enough. I mean normally this is where we’d play a clip from a talk show, but since all the good talk shows are on vacation, let’s just show the trailer for Infinity War and bask in its’ glory:



Ladies and gentlemen, after a long absence, Dotard Trump comes back to the number one spot! Bravo, take a bow! So in the first slot is Dotard Trump (1). So this week the White House Christmas decorations are unveiled. But he wasted no time embarrassing the country in front of a group of Native Americans. In the second slot is Dotard Trump (2). Because he continues to pick a fight with passionate UCLA sports father LaVar Ball, and the dude can’t keep his mouth shut. In the second slot is Mr. Ball, and it’s insane (2). In the third slot is our old friend Project Veritas (3) who got owned at their own game, trying to catfish the Washington Post! Ha ha! At number 4, we’re going to explore a new news outlet that is a favorite of the Dotard called “MAGA Pill”. If only Trump fans knew what the Matrix actually means! At number 5 is our weekly due diligence on all things holy, which of course is “Holy Shit”. This time my inner pastor is going to take a look at a little known provision in the Trump tax plan, and well, frankly, this could send the country into a tail spin. At number 6 is Roy Moore (6). His allegations aren’t going away, and he’s picked up some surprising (NOT) endorsements! At number 7, we’ve got a new installment of “This Fucking Guy”. And we’re going to take a look at crazy far right conspiracy theorist lunatic and certified rape enthusiast Mike Cernovich (7). In the number 8 slot is Gun Nut Apologists (8). Because if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the Top 10 – is that this country loves it some guns, doesn’t it? Especially on Black Friday which we should start calling Red Friday. In the number 9 (NEIN!!) slot we’ve got a new installment of “I Need A Drink” and we’re going to talk about Flat Earthers. Yes, I do love the flat earthers because they’re a special kind of crazy. We talked about this in the monologue last week but we need to go into it in some more detail this week. Finally this week its’ more of the Top 10 World Tour (10). This time we’re going to the land of wealth and excess in the desert – full of tall buildings, excess wealth, and egregious human rights violations as we visit the Unite d Arab Emirates. Plus we’ve got some live music for you from one half of Oasis – Liam Gallagher! His new album “As You Were” is excellent, definitely check that one out! Enjoy! And as always don’t forget the key!

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So Trump was strangely quiet over the Thanksgiving weekend. I guess he spent too much time eating shitty food and golfing. But now that he’s back in the White House, he’s ready to get back to work embarrassing the country! And how did he embarrass the country this week? Well, in just 24 hours, he managed to put up the extremely tacky White House Christmas decorations. Can we show that picture?



Which by the way, I love this that I saw on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/935249557709041664

So are they decorating for Christmas, Halloween, or both? But that wasn’t the most embarrassing thing that happened this week. Leave it to Trump to embarrass the US in front of a group of actual Native Americans:

President Trump on Monday referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II.

"You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.”

Turning to the veterans, Trump said "but do you know what? I like you."

The president made the remark in the Oval Office standing beside three Navajos who helped the U.S. Marine Corps develop a secret code during WWII.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/361990-trump-calls-warren-pocahontas-at-event-honoring-native-american




You know this is like that old comic from Highlights Magazine – Goofus and Gallant. Gallant would not have done what Trump had done yesterday and respected their culture. Goofus, on the other hand…

The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message.

Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/11/28/andrew-jackson-was-called-indian-killer-trump-honored-navajos-in-front-of-his-portrait/?utm_term=.1d3905489aed




And you know we don’t know what to expect either, but the consistent thing here is that Trump is constantly embarrassing himself. And you know what’s equally embarrassing? The defense coming from the republican party. Yes this is an insult. No, it’s not the same as Disney releasing a historically accurate movie!

Mike Huckabee is more than just the former Governor of Arkansas. He is also the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a Fox News contributor, and a full-throated defender of President Donald Trump, regardless of what may come out of his mouth.

During an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning, he was asked to comment on the current dust-up surrounding Trump’s “Pocahontas” dig at Senator Elizabeth Warren during a White House ceremony honoring Native American Code Talkers who were heroes of World War II, which many saw as an unnecessary, inappropriate, and even racist dig at one of his political rivals.

Warren has claimed Native American ancestry which her detractors believe she used to gain advantageous status as a minority, particularly during her time at Harvard. There is a lot that is unsettled in this story: does Warren actually have indigenous people lineage? Is Trump racist for mocking her as “Pocahontas”? In other words, it is perfect fodder for opinion-based cable news programming as there is plenty of outrage to go around.
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/mike-huckabee-is-disney-racist-for-making-a-billion-dollars-from-pocahontas-franchise/




Add a few more “nos” to that. Because Mike Huckabee, you know him as Twitter’s least funny comedian, wasn’t the only one who made this bullshit comparison. I give you Qusay Trump:

Eric Trump on Tuesday appeared to compare President Trump's comments calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) "Pocahontas" to Disney profiting off of a movie of the same name.



"The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie 'Pocahontas') inferring that the name is 'offensive' is truly staggering to me," Eric Trump tweeted Tuesday.

His comments come after Trump called Warren "Pocahontas" during an event honoring Native American code talkers.

During the event honoring three Navajos who helped the U.S. Marine Corps develop a secret code during WWII, Trump said: "You were here long before any of us were here."

"Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas," he said.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/eric-trump-compares-%e2%80%98pocahontas%e2%80%99-insult-to-disney-profiting-off-%e2%80%98pocahontas%e2%80%99-movie/ar-BBFSpw2?li=BBnbcA1




I think this edition is going to be very Arrested Development happy. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Well there is something wrong with the way republicans continue to defend this racist bullshit:

Fox New host Laura Ingraham rushed to President Donald Trump’s defense after he called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas,” by treating her radio listeners to a “war whoop” and creating an offensive stereotypical Native American name for the Massachusetts Democrat.

Monday afternoon, Trump made the comment during a ceremony honoring Navajo “Code Talkers” who served during World War II which outraged many, including the family’s of the honored men.

That didn’t stop Ingraham, who along with Fox host Sean Hannity is one of Trump’s biggest and most unapologetic boosters, from doubling down for the president by introducing her segment with the war whoop and a sarcastic diatribe, caught by Media Matters.
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/laura-ingraham-plays-racist-war-whoops-to-defend-trumps-pocahontas-slur-and-insult-navajo-code-talkers/


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Let me ask you this my fair Top 10 fans! What happens when you get two completely unhinged, egomaniacal, self praising lunatics in the same room? Well when you get Donald J. Trump and wannabe billionaire LaVar Ball in the same room, expect their egos to create the biggest implosion known to man! See, LaVar Ball is a guy who is famous for fathering 3 insanely talented basketball playing sons, but more importantly, he is known for trash talking. But then again, so is our president! What happened exactly?

President Trump can't stop thinking about LaVar Ball.

One is a garrulous, self-promoting businessman who launched a company named after himself and often engages in public feuds.

The other is a garrulous, self-promoting businessman who launched a company named after himself and often engages in public feuds.

Together, they seem locked in a war of words that may never end.

More than 24 hours after Ball downplayed the president's role in freeing his son, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, after a shoplifting incident in China this month, Trump lashed out on Twitter to declare Ball an "ungrateful fool."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/11/22/onpolitics-today-ungrateful-fool-trump-blasts-lavar-ball-over-lack-thanksgiving/890833001/




Yeah so if LaVar Ball is the “ungrateful fool”, would that make Trump the “Ungrateful Fool On The Hill?” Thank you! Come on Beatles fans, sing it with me! “The ungrateful fool on the hill… sees the sun going down, OK?”. But you ever wonder why Trump is so obsessed with LaVar Ball? Well here’s some insight.

Have you ever done a good deed for someone? Can you think of something particularly generous you did to help someone who really needed it? I’m not just asking rhetorically: Put that deed in your mind.

Now imagine, after doing that good deed, you go on Twitter and say how grateful the person you helped should be — and even ask publicly if they are going to thank you for it.

That’s gross, right?

Now imagine being the president of the United States and being so starved for attention — so deeply needy for adulation and praise, so hooked on being in the spotlight — that after you did a rather simple good deed, you got on Twitter and made clear how good your deed was, and how much you wanted that person to be grateful for your good deed.
https://theintercept.com/2017/11/23/donald-trump-lavar-ball-ucla-china/




But we’re not wrong here, Donald! So Trump says he should have left LaVar Ball’s son and his friends in a Chinese prison! Because you know, that’s the compassionate conservative side of Trump talking. But let’s think about this here, and I would love to see these two in a steel cage death match, WWE style:

At the start of this year, if you would have told me I’d be interviewing a China scholar about a deal in which President of the United States asks his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for help to free three UCLA basketball players who’ve been held in a Chinese hotel for allegedly stealing sunglasses, I would have scoffed. If you said that one of those UCLA players was LiAngelo Ball, son of LaVar Ball — proprietor of $495 shoes, controversial and outspoken father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — I would have laughed even harder.

Bet the under on that one, since I had to call up UCLA’s Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations & Communications, Min Zhou, to talk about LaVar Ball.
http://time.com/5023904/donald-trump-lavar-ball-china/




But have no fear! Mr. Ball is going to make things all better! You know how? Shoes! That’s right – Mr. Ball thinks that a pair of shoes is going to make it all better! Because everybody loves a new pair of some nice shoes, don’t they? And I hate to sound sexist, but I think the ladies in the crowd would agree with me there, am I right?

The beef between President Donald Trump and LaVar Ball is the epitome of exactly what 2017 has been — but it isn’t over.

The first shipment of Lonzo Ball’s signature ZO2 shoes were reportedly shipped out by Big Baller Brand on Friday and LaVar Ball took his family out to celebrate. While out, Ball ran into a TMZ reporter and was asked to comment on the thought that he was “beating Trump at his own game.”

But according to Ball, that’s nonsense. Instead, he said, the president needs to calm down. To help him calm down, Ball said he’d personally ship Trump a pair of ZO2’s to wear.

“I gotta ship some to Trump so he can calm down a little bit. Get him some ZO2s so he play on the court. Not in the court, but on the court,” Ball said.
https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/25/16699774/lavar-ball-lonzo-ball-donald-trump-zo2-signature-shoe




You know Mr. Ball, something tells me that Mr. Trump isn’t exactly what one would call the basketball playing type. I mean just look at him! The dude can barely climb up a hill looking for a golf ball!



But you know – you get two turkeys in a room, what do you expect? I mean how can you actively eat a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving when you have two giant turkeys in the room?

Civility, grace and gratitude are deader than Charles Manson. God has become a four-letter word. But we are blessed with plenty of turkeys.

LaVar “Big Baller” Ball this week ran verbal trapezoids around a tongue-tied Chris Cuomo on CNN. Ball is a media creation (thanks, ESPN) whose obscene methods of self-promotion have succeeded beyond any imaginable goal.

Ball steadfastly refused to acknowledge or credit President Trump for his role in getting LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players released from China after they were arrested for shoplifting.

“Tell Donald Trump to have a great Thanksgiving, because Big Baller is,” Ball said.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/bill_speros/2017/11/speros_donald_trump_lavar_ball_act_like_turkeys





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Conservatives, let this be a lesson. Here’s what happens when you get owned attempting to troll – just retreat to your troll cave with your tail tucked between your legs. So let me explain – conservative activist and before picture in a Viagra commercial, James O’Keefe, attempted to troll the Washington Post, much like he attempted to troll CNN a few months ago (see: Idiots #3-4. And well, this time the Washington Post caught him red handed.

The Washington Post says that they caught a “Project Veritas” undercover video sting operation that was meant to discredit their reports on Roy Moore by feeding them a false story about the GOP candidate for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat.

The Post reports that a woman came to their offices and said that Roy Moore impregnated her when she was a teenager.

“In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15,” they reported. “During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public.”

They confronted her about inconsistencies in her story, and did not publish the story that would have almost certainly damaged Roy Moore. When they saw that she was entering the New York offices of “Project Veritas,” they concluded that she was a part of a sting operation in a “scheme to deceive and embarrass” the news outlet.
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/27/washington-post-catches-project-veritas-undercover-sting-meant-to-discredit-roy-moore-reporting




Yeah so Project Veritas was attempting to catfish the Washington Post and failed miserably! What was that line from Homer Simpson? “Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably! The lesson here is never try!”. So how bad was the failed sting operation?

A woman falsely accusing Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of impregnating her at 15 years old approached The Washington Post with her story in what appeared to be a sting effort to deceive the news organization.

The woman, Jaime T. Phillips, appears to work with Project Veritas, an organization that attempts to secretly record deceptive conversations with journalists in an effort to discredit mainstream news outlets and expose what they claim to be media bias.

The Post interviewed her over the course of two weeks, identifying falsehoods and inconsistencies in her story along the way. In her unsubstantiated story, she claimed to have a sexual relationship with Moore as a 15-year-old, which she claimed led to an abortion.

In the interviews, Phillips would ask reporters for their opinions on how her false story, if made public, could affect the Moore campaign.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fake-roy-moore-accuser-washington-post-sting-operation/




I really don’t think that one needs a “congratulations” but… yeah you failed. So the failure of Project Veritas proves just how batshit crazy conservatives are and they are willing to stop at nothing to get Roy Moore elected, because, reasons. But this isn’t the first time Project Veritas embarrassed themselves, this is just the first time they got caught!

One Bit of Good News About the News: Some amazing Washington Post reporters caught a goon from Project Veritas trying to trick them into publishing a false story about a woman who claimed to have a sexual relationship with Roy Moore as a teen, and the pure schadenfreude of watching her squirm on camera as reporter Stephanie McCrummen grills the liar is worth however much money you have in your wallet right now. All the little details about the way they caught the woman are incredible, as is the feeling of gratitude that surfaces when you realize that there is a phalanx of journalists dedicated to telling the truth, even as they're undermined by the powers that be and literal fake news generators like Project Veritas. Do not relegate this one to the tabs graveyard, and please subscribe.
http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/11/27/25589168/it-has-been-a-weird-day-for-journalism




Now to be fair, if you want to see a hit piece that actually does deserve to get a lot of shit, look no further than the New York Times and their extremely horrible “Nazi Next Door” piece. Look, we don’t need to normalize Nazis! And we certainly don’t need to discredit Roy Moore’s accusers! Both things are equally horrible, like that pile of your neighbor’s dog shit on the street that they’ve been refusing to clean up the last two months!

The New York Times published a profile over the weekend of an Ohio man named Tony Hovater, a co-founder of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party. The piece, by reporter Richard Fausset, was meant to say something profound about the banality of evil—This man shops for groceries! He has a Twin Peaks tattoo! He has both a wife and cats!—but it came across instead as an exercise in making evil sound banal.

In one of two follow-up pieces the Times ran to try to explain the story, the paper’s national editor, Marc Lacey, wrote, “We recognize that people can disagree on how best to tell a disagreeable story. What we think is indisputable, though, is the need to shed more light, not less, on the most extreme corners of American life and the people who inhabit them.”

Yet Fausset spent so much time staring at Hovater eating a turkey sandwich, he didn’t get around to shining much light on the particular corner his subject occupies. The Times managed to miss or gloss over a whole batch of facts and questions that might have lent both context and color to what purported to be a definitive profile of a white nationalist “foot soldier.” Here are a few of them:
https://splinternews.com/here-are-some-facts-and-questions-about-that-nazi-the-n-1820773785




By the way, the usual Alt Right suspects rushed to defend professional asshole James O’Keefe, and you know you can always tell a lot about a person by the company they keep:

After reporters at The Washington Post unmasked yet another botched undercover sting operation headed by James O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas, right-wing pundits put their eagerness to undermine mainstream media outlets above all else and took to providing cover for O’Keefe and his organization.

Yesterday, the Washington Post revealed that a Project Veritas operative had attempted to dupe reporters with a false story claiming that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager. After reporters found inconsistencies in the operative’s stories and spotted her entering the Project Veritas headquarters, they connected the false account to O’Keefe. O’Keefe’s prior faceplants include being exposed attempting to lure a CNN reporter onto a boat full of dildos to then record the reporter and humiliate her, sabotaging his own attempt to dupe the Open Society Foundations and failing to entrap Hillary Clinton supporters into doing anything more scandalous than selling campaign merch to a Canadian.

But that didn’t stop the most ardent anti-mainstream media pundits from defending O’Keefe’s operation.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/far-right-pundits-defend-project-veritas-after-botched-smear-campaign-exposed/





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When you have an ultra fanatical, ego maniacal, self praising, batshit crazy lunatic like Trump in the White House, you’re going to get some resistance to what you do. But then for the self praising Trump, who has repeatedly called himself “Your Favorite President”, he tends to favor news sources that well, kiss his ass 100%, no less. Can we throw that tweet up there?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/934563828834164739

And then there was this:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/935147410472480769

Think of it this way – this is like when a dog marks its’ territory in your house. When it happens, it’s totally natural instinct. When it happens, it’s a pain in the ass to clean up. And when it happens, you will most likely wind up stepping in shit. But Trump is just spreading his awareness of fake news, but that’s Russia’s job, damn it!!! So let’s talk about Trump’s new preferred source of news: MAGA Pill.

President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks last night to a website that listed all of his accomplishments – “Fired corrupt and incompetent FBI Director James Comey,” made the list. “Wow, even I didn’t realize we did so much,” wrote Trump. “Wish the Fake News would report! Thank you.”

The site he thanked is Maga Pill – the name, with ties to white nationalism, combines Trump’s Make America Great Again catchphrase with a Matrix reference – and if “Fake News” sites followed its lead, they’d be posting content on their Twitter pages that link Kevin Spacey with Pizzagate and claim that a Hillary Clinton porn tape found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop was so horrific it made grown men on the NYPD cry.

Trump’s tweet-thanks to Maga Pill came three days into the president’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Florida, a getaway stuffed with golf and media rumination. On Friday, he tweeted his you-can’t-fire-me-I-quit missive about Time magazine’s Person of the Year non-offer, and on Saturday re-stated his not-secret preference for Fox News over CNN.
http://deadline.com/2017/11/donald-trump-cnn-maga-pill-time-magazine-fox-news-1202214584/




So it’s no secret that Trump prefers to watch Fox News 24 hours a day. Now if only Trump fans understood what the Matrix actually meant!

The name MagaPill is a riff on “red pill,” a term popular with white nationalists and others on the far right. A metaphor based on a plot line from The Matrix, it refers to the process of normalizing extreme views. MagaPill is also active on Gab, a social network favored by white nationalist and banned from the Google app store violating its hate speech policy.

But while Trump presents MagaPill as the antidote to “fake news,” the site regularly traffics in unhinged conspiracy theories. Just a few hours before being endorsed by Trump, MagaPill posted a video from Liz Crokin, a fringe figure best known for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy. In the video, Crokin claims there is a sex tape of Hillary Clinton with an underage girl on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
https://thinkprogress.org/what-is-magapill-1fb18b6f2ed0/




By the way in case you’re keeping score at home, Trump has attacked CNN so many times it’s absolutely insane, and now touts a lunatic fringe conspiracy theory website. But we all know that Fox & Friends has an audience of one now, and let’s face it – they’re just fucking with Trump at this point.

President Trump could have plausibly claimed that his first tweet of the day was an original thought.

Sure, it mirrored an argument presented exactly 14 minutes earlier on “Fox & Friends,” a program the president is known to watch regularly, but who could prove that wasn't a coincidence? Great minds think alike, right?

In two subsequent tweets, however, Trump made clear that he was parroting the talking points he saw on TV, when he mentioned @foxandfriends and quoted one of the show's guests directly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/01/trump-is-getting-his-counterterrorism-talking-points-from-fox-friends/?utm_term=.177ab5e0616c




Oh come on Trump, this is like the movie Kingsman where they just start fucking with their prospective candidates. Fox hated that there was a president who didn’t listen to them for 8 years. Now we have one who *ONLY* listens to them! Who needs fake news when you have a fake news network playing you like a fiddle?

President Donald Trump once again tweeted along to Fox News' morning show, Fox & Friends, this time complaining about an NFL player they criticized and quoting their cyron during a segment about the economy.

Trump tweeted about NFL player Marshawn Lynch sitting during the U.S. national anthem about 15 minutes after Fox & Friends ran a segment on Lynch’s decision to sit during the anthem. At 6:07 a.m., Fox & Friends discussed Lynch’s decision to sit during the U.S. national anthem and stand during the Mexican national anthem at a November 19 game played in Mexico City. Co-host Brian Kilmeade called Lynch’s decision “an international embarrassment,” urged the NFL players’ union to “crack down” on those who refuse to stand during the national anthem, and claimed that, because of NFL player protests, NFL “attendance is down. Ratings are down.”
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/20/echoing-fox-friends-trump-blasts-nfl-player-sitting-during-national-anthem/218606




Yeah so Fox & Friends plays Trump like a fiddle. They know that if they feed him a bullshit story, he’ll tweet it to his hundreds of thousands of Russian bot account followers. And there might be a few actual twitter posters that follow him as well. We do! Oh come on, how else am I going to keep up with his bullshit? But in case you’re wondering the kind of quality journalism that MAGA Pill reports on, here’s some stories they’ve recently covered!



The word MAGAPill appears to be a portmanteau combining the Trump campaign slogan beloved by white nationalists with the symbol of an internet forum for men who believe they are sexually oppressed by feminists, so that’s a promising start. And here, with a hat tip to Judd Legum of ThinkProgress, is a sampling of some of the subjects that MAGAPill has covered in past weeks:

Lady Gaga’s involvement in Hillary Clinton’s child-sacrifice practices
The Vatican’s knowledge of “ancient occult magic”
The encroachment of sharia law
The government’s coverup of evidence that the recent massacre in Las Vegas was actually carried out by multiple shooters
The Jews (click here to see a MAGAPill tweet which deploys the anti-Semitic triple parentheses dog whistle that's often deployed by far-right writers)
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/11/27/trump_endorses_magapill_conspiracy_site.html


By the way, why do the conservative conspiracy theorists hate Lady Gaga? We might have to do a deep dive on this subject. I’ll end this with some Lady Gaga, because why not?




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Yes friends! Gather around, friends! Pass the collection plate, friends! Yay, in this darkest of times, we turn to the holiest among us. But even then we are reminded that the holiest among us are full of, well…



How is my beautiful congregation this fine Wednesday? How are you all doing tonight? Because the Good Lord would want us to gather and sing the light in his holy presence! Can I get an amen? Thank you! Well, you know last week we spent our sermon touring the good holy lord Jesus Christs’ new temple in Washington, DC. Well, now we have something to tell you that Jesus himself will not approve of!

WASHINGTON — For years, a coalition of well-funded groups on the religious right have waged an uphill battle to repeal a 1954 law that bans churches and other nonprofit groups from engaging in political activity.

Now, those groups are edging toward a once-improbable victory as Republican lawmakers, with the enthusiastic backing of President Trump, prepare to rewrite large swaths of the United States tax code as part of the $1.5 trillion tax package moving through Congress.

Among the changes in the tax bill that passed the House this month is a provision to roll back the 1954 ban, a move that is championed by the religious right, but opposed by thousands of religious and nonprofit leaders, who warn that it could blur the line between charity and politics.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/us/politics/johnson-amendment-churches-taxes-politics.html




Yeah BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! You know, I am just a man of the cloth and I know my Bible. And I can’t recall a single verse in it where Jesus would approve of this sort of thing. Because greed is a SIN!!!!! And SINS MUST BE CLEANSED!!!!! In the name of all that is good and holy for our lord Jesus Christ! Can I get an amen??? Let us sing his holy name in praise now!!! Thank you to the Official Top 10 Gospel Choir! But even our Jewish friends hate this because the referendum seems to only attract one particular type of worshipper!

The Republican tax bill that recently passed the House of Representatives contains an obscure provision that many right-wing Christian activists have been advocating for — a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that prohibits churches and synagogues from engaging in political activity.

Currently, pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit could risk having their house of worship lose its tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.

The House version of Trump’s tax reform legislation does away with this limitation and would permit tax-exempt religious institutions to both endorse candidates and urge congregants to vote for them.

Read more: https://forward.com/fast-forward/388375/will-trump-tax-cuts-allow-rabbis-to-preach-politics-from-the-pulpit/




Even the lord our god, creator of all that is good and holy, cannot take much more of this madness! I mean… do you even know what this is going to do? No, because the GOP does not read or thinketh with thine brains.

For evangelical groups in particular, the provision is a huge victory. The language written by chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, "puts an end to the IRS’s role of policing the speech of churches, and non-profit organizations," said Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council. "The IRS has no constitutional basis to monitor and then censor speech that doesn’t meet with the approval of government bureaucrats."

Some political donors might then shift their contributions from political organizations that are not tax-exempt to churches or other charities that are tax-exempt to save themselves a little extra money, said Thomas Barthold, chief of staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

But saving donors a little extra money would cost the U.S. treasury about $2.1 billion over 10 years, the joint committee predicted. The modified language cut the estimated cost to about $900 million by making the provision effective for only five years, but it is not clear that estimate accounts for the vast expansion of the universe of charities that could ramp up political activity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/10/tax-bills-repeal-johnson-amendment-could-cost-taxpayers-more-than-1-billion/852554001/




Yes because the Lord Our God is angry, and when he is angry, he is really angry!!! But this isn’t just GOP arrogance on full display, and arrogance is a sin punishable by Satan in the most unholy of ways. And they must be cleansed of this sin!!!! And yes it does specify churches, which means things could get very, very ugly!!!

Somewhat buried in the deluge of Thursday’s 429-page tax proposal from the House of Representatives was Sect. 5201, permitting churches to make political statements during the ordinary course of religious services. The section, the second to last of the bill, runs counter to the Johnson Amendment, which has prohibited partisan political activity among all 501(c)(3)s since 1954.

The section’s wording has been met with confusion and opposition from some nonprofit leaders and civil rights groups. The term “church” is used twice in the provision with no mention of other houses of worship. A Capitol Hill staffer speaking to The NonProfit Times on background declined to speculate as to whether the language in the section might be changed in subsequent drafts.

The section specifically states that churches, integrated auxiliaries, and organizations described in 508(c)(1)(A) — which also refers to churches, integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches –“shall not fail to be treated as organized and operated exclusively for a religious purpose, nor shall it be deemed to have participated in, or intervened in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, solely because of the content of any homily, sermon, teaching, dialectic, or other presentation made during a religious service or gatherings . . .”
http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/johnson-amendment-repeal-attempt-cites-churches/




Can we pass the collection plate please????????????? Because if I declare the Top 10 a church, I can then raise enough money to buy some candidates! Or maybe not. We do have a budget of zero. Yes the GOP wants to do away with all non profit groups, and that could potentially be disastrous!

There's no doubt that the main purpose of the Republican tax bill, in both its House and Senate forms, is to slash taxes for corporations and the rich while making the rest of the country pay for it. But Republicans are also stuffing a wish list of right-wing goals into the bill. One provision of the House legislation that has gotten relatively little media attention has the potential to drastically remake our campaign finance system, and tilt the already unfair playing field even further toward the Republicans.

Ever since 1954, a legislative add-on known as the Johnson Amendment has prevented charities, social welfare organizations and, perhaps most importantly, churches from endorsing candidates. Such institutions may lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in electioneering. The House bill would functionally dismantle the Johnson Amendment, thereby opening the door to pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpits and for charities large and small -- even the Red Cross or Salvation Army -- to openly support political candidates or causes in the course of their official charitable work.
https://www.salon.com/2017/11/23/hidden-in-gop-tax-bill-a-plan-to-turn-churches-into-dark-money-spigots/




Oh shit!!!! I just realized that if I declare the Top 10 a religious organization, that I too shall be held to the same standard as churches are! Does that mean that I don’t have to pay taxes? Sweet! Can I get an amen???? We cannot let them get away with this!! Even our president does not know what he speaketh!

Religious leaders and clergy across the nation — including those in Omaha — are carefully watching what happens to one part of tax legislation that’s making its way through the U.S. House and Senate.

The House version of the bill includes a change to the Johnson Amendment, the 1954 law that prohibits tax-exempt nonprofits such as churches from endorsing political candidates. A stipulation at the end of the 429-page bill would make it legal for ministers to endorse candidates from the pulpit.

The House passed its tax bill on Nov. 16, and a Senate version is still pending.

At the National Prayer Breakfast in February, President Donald Trump said he would “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment. That vow was aimed at people — mostly conservative Christians — who oppose the 1954 law partly because they believe that it violates First Amendment rights. Trump issued an executive order in May directing the Internal Revenue Service not to penalize clergy members for political speech.
http://www.omaha.com/living/if-passed-tax-reform-could-let-churches-endorse-political-candidates/article_11bf22f5-447a-5d82-9bf2-7df3631887b0.html




Yay, I hope it did not get too intense for you there! Because what Trump and his merry band are proposing is dangerous, and I hope you leave this sermon with this information in tact! Mass has ended, may you go in peace! That is it this week for:




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If there’s one thing we love here at the Top 10 Home Office, it’s a good train wreck. Which so far is the entire calendar year 2017. But in that calendar year 2017 – there’s the Alabama Senate elections, which is between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. This election is a train wreck within a train wreck. And come on, Alabama! You’ve heard the arguments! Now go and get out the vote against Moore! But would you be surprised in the least to learn that Judge Moore has picked up some surprising endorsements? Well…

Matthew Hale, the imprisoned white supremacist convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, endorsed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday.

“There is no evidence Roy Moore committed sexual harassment against any of the woman (sic) that have made these accusations or that Roy Moore is a sexual predator,” a news release with the headline “Political Prisoner Matt Hale endorses Moore” states.

The news release, issued by Hale’s mother, compares Matthew Hale’s legal woes — insisting that he’s innocent — to the sexual harassment accusations against Moore.

“Anybody can accuse anyone of anything but that doesn’t make it true,” Hale, who is serving a 40-year sentence at a supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., is quoted as saying. “I know from my own experience.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-matthew-hale-roy-moore-chicago-inc-20171127-story.html




That’s right – Roy Moore just scored an endorsement from a guy who was convicted of attempted murder of a federal judge! Yeah, you know what they say about always telling a guy by the company they keep! But now there’s a challenger in the mix!

When retired Marine Col. Lee Busby read it was too late for a write-in candidate for the Alabama senate race, he said, “Hold my beer, we will just see about that.”

Busby told The Daily Beast on Monday he is launching his long-shot bid to stop Republican nominee Roy Moore from reaching the Senate.

“I have no idea if the allegations against him true or not, but I don’t see anything within his experience as a judge that qualifies him for the job.”

Busby said his state needs a choice other than Moore or Democrat Doug Jones.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/marine-col-lee-busby-announces-hes-running-against-roy-moore




I fucking love this. Roy Moore is so polarizing that he’s receiving challengers within his own party – just days before the election! If that doesn’t hand the election over to Doug Jones, what will? Maybe Ringo Starr?

A Breitbart editor attempted to defend the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Roy Moore by referencing a Ringo Starr song.

"You know, in 1973, Ringo Starr hit No. 1 on the billboard charts with the song ‘You’re Sixteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine,'" Breitbart's Joel Pollak said on CNN. "And it was a remake of an earlier song. He was 30-something at the time, singing about a 16-year-old. You want to take away Ringo Starr’s achievement?"

CNN's Chris Cuomo looked incredulous at Pollak's remark.

"You can't be serious," he told Pollak. "You think that Ringo Starr’s song is supposed to be a nod towards allowing 30-year-old men to prey on teenagers? You don’t believe that, Joel. You’re a parent. You don’t believe that."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/11/27/breitbart-editor-references-ringo-starr-song-defense-senate-candidate-roy-moore/898781001/




Really? That’s the best you got? An extremely creepy Ringo Starr song from the 60s? Calling this election a train wreck at this point, is an insult to train wrecks. But this is 2017 here! If this weren’t a train wreck, I would be very disappointed! I mean what’s Trump’s opinion on this shit?

President Donald Trump won't be hitting the campaign trail for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama after all, the White House said Monday.

"The president is not planning any trip to Alabama at this time. Frankly, his schedule doesn't permit him doing anything between now and Election Day," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, referring to the Dec. 12 election.

Trump, who denied accusations of sexual assault or misconduct by more than a dozen women when he was a candidate, hinted last week that he might hit the trail for Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women. Trump told reporters he’d let them know this week if he was going to hit the campaign trail.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-won-t-campaign-roy-moore-white-house-says-n824316




Yeah Sarah, that’s because we all know how well Trump’s campaign for Luther Strange went. But that’s all well and good, you might ask, but what about the women? How do the women of Alabama react to this madness? Well… sadly some of them still support him.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Andrea McCafferty pulled into the parking lot of Sugar Belle, curious why the coffee shop would be so crowded on a Tuesday. The big draw was Louise Jones, whose husband, Doug Jones, is the Democratic Senate nominee. After grabbing some tea, McCafferty took a seat near the front of the room and gave Jones some advice.

“Make sure the Republicans understand that they can vote in this election if they don’t like Roy Moore,” she told Louise Jones. “There are a lot of people who want to vote for Jones, but don’t want to cross the party.”

In the closing days of Alabama’s unexpectedly close race ahead of a special election, a battle is emerging for voters like McCafferty: white suburban women who typically support GOP candidates but who, unlike many of their male counterparts, have become uneasy about Moore.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/allegations-against-roy-moore-create-awkward-choice-for-suburban-women-in-alabama/2017/11/26/dd0775f2-d14d-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html?utm_term=.3c2353418568





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It’s time once again for:



This week’s “This Fucking Guy” is Mike Cernovich. You may not know the name. He’s a frequent contributor to Infowars. He’s the guy who brought you Pizzagate. He’s also that guy at any political rally who scares children. But he probably more scares women. This week, Mikey was on Infowars where he made an astonishingly stupid claim about Roy Moore, but guess what? He clearly said what people who are part of the ultra far right cult are thinking!

Mike Cernovich, a right-wing pundit infamous for his role in elevating the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theories, claimed that General Michael Flynn has been subjected to investigation by the “deep state” and criticism by media elites because he had investigated pedophilia.

While discussing recent floods of sex abuse allegations against powerful men with Infowars host Alex Jones today, Cernovich explained that media figures who once praised alleged sex abusers such as Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein were complicit in a “conspiracy of silence.”

Cernovich then made a hard pivot to claim that Flynn’s investigation into pedophiles is what made him the target of a “deep state” investigation, rather than his suspected involvement in a Russian influence operation during the 2016 election that may end in his indictment.

“That’s why they all hate Trump and that’s why they hate General Flynn, because they were investigating the pedophiles and the pedophilia,” Cernovich said. “That’s the real big story nobody wants to talk about.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-cernovich-claims-michael-flynn-was-targeted-by-deep-state-for-investigating-pedophilia/




There’s so many things wrong with this statement. I mean first off The Pedophiles And The Pedophilia sounds like the name of a day time soap opera doesn’t it? Excuse me a minute… But this isn’t the first time Cernovich has made such a batshit crazy claim. They really are obsessed aren’t they?

Mike Cernovich, an Infowars contributor and right-wing personality who has pushed the “Pizzagate” conspiracy that a child sex ring was operating underneath a Washington pizza restaurant, agreed with Infowars host Alex Jones yesterday that the “deep state” wants to censor their speech because they discuss conspiracy theories involving pedophilia.

On yesterday’s episode of “The Alex Jones Show,” Cernovich accused liberal Hollywood actors of spreading conspiracy theories involving Russian president Vladimir Putin because Putin is opposed to pedophilia.

Cernovich speculated, “What I think is actually going on here is Putin is actually very anti-pedophile and has done a lot of things to fight the –“

Jones interrupted, “Oh no, that’s what it is. There’s a global anti-pedophile network. Now if you’re not for the pedophiles, you’re against them and that’s what it is. And anybody for the deep state is now a pedophile.”

“Deep state is definitely part of the pedophile networks and they are pro-pedophile. There’s no question about it,” Cernovich said.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-cernovich-and-alex-jones-think-the-deep-state-is-after-them-because-they-discuss-pedophilia/




Let’s think about this here, Alex and Mike. There’s no one here on this world who’s pro pedophile. Really, even actual pedophiles like Jerry Sandusky are most likely regretting their actions in prison! Is there anyone on this earth pro pedophile? I mean except for maybe that one guy running for the Senate from Alabama. Thank you! But you know I think Mr. Cernovich might be the one who protests way too much.

Mike Cernovich, a self-described “New Right” pundit infamous for his role in the “Pizzagate” conspiracy hoax, claimed that what he perceives as attacks on him and Infowars host Alex Jones from mainstream media outlets are actually attacks on every nuclear family in America.

On Jones’ program last week, Cernovich and Jones discussed the Senate testimony of a lawyer representing Twitter, who said that the platform had attempted to suppress perceived interference in the 2016 election by suppressing tweets that promoted Wikileaks releases with the hashtags “#DNCLeak” and “#PodestaEmails.” The duo interpreted the statement as validation of their longstanding warnings that conspiratorial globalist forces are using digital platforms to censor and silence their worldview.

“This is not an attack on you and me,” Cernovich told Jones. “We’re just puppets to the globalist pedophile masterminds. You and I, they’re attacking us because we’re public figures. Ultimately, this is an attack on every nuclear family in America. They’re trying to destroy the nuclear family. They’re trying to enslave people.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/mike-cernovich-attacks-on-me-are-attacks-on-every-nuclear-family-in-america/




Holy shit! I mean… dost thou protest too much there, Mikey? These guys are like the crazy ex of a pedophile trying to prove they did it. They’ve got the GPS trackers, they’ve got mine detectors, they’ve got tin foil hats… you know, the Douchebag Survival Kit. I mean you have an ACTUAL PEDOPHILE who might become the next SENATOR FROM ALABAMA!!! And what is your opinion on this?

What about an unrelated Democratic senator?

“If the 14 year old girl stuff about Roy Moore is true, zero of my people will have that. Issue is WaPo has fabricated stories, ignored Menendez underage sex accusations. Trust issue.” ― Right-wing media personality Mike Cernovich
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roy-moore-men-excuses_us_5a0605e3e4b01d21c83e748a




Yeah seriously! What the fuck!!! So you’re giving Roy Moore a pass but still talking about Robert Menendez? I mean is this a pedophile sting operation, or dare I say it… a democratic… witch… hunt? I mean you do know he’s under investigation for bribery and not pedophilia, right? I mean it is the state of New Jersey we’re talking about here!

Newark, New Jersey (CNN)As jurors continue to deliberate in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery and corruption trial, CNN has assembled the highlights of the 10-week trial. Jurors heard from nearly 60 witnesses and were shown almost 300 pieces of evidence.
Jurors must determine under federal bribery law whether or not Menendez performed "official acts" by pressuring other officials to help Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen. Both men deny all charges against them.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/08/politics/menendez-trial-highlights/index.html




These people are absolutely obsessed with pedophilia. I mean really it’s like playing a really fucked up game of Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon. Except there’s just one degree, and Kevin Bacon is a pedophile from the Deep State!! I mean look at what Cernovich’s buddies Paul Joseph Watson and Jack Posobiec did at a recent appearance at Columbia University. Talk about obsessed! :

Posobiec is a media personality known for his endorsement of conspiracy theories and orchestration of hoax news events. In the last year, Posobiec has sent trolls to a net neutrality rally with signs calling for the shutdown of conservative media outlets, and distributed fake flyers at another net neutrality event claiming that participants endorsed “Satanic porn.”

The New Right pile-on over the suppose NAMBLA banner is reminiscent of the movement’s formative days in the midst of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which alleged that Democrats were operating a child sex ring underneath a pizza parlor. New Right activists and conspiracy theorists are absolutely obsessed with pedophilia and have used false allegations of pedophilia to attack their opponents and dissenters before.

Infowars editor-in-chief Paul Joseph Watson even wrote that if the sign was “pro-Cernovich people and handed to Antifa demonstrators to make them look stupid” it wouldn’t matter because “protesters didn’t even bother to check what was written on the giant banner before marching behind it.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/something-reeks-about-mike-cernovichs-appearance-at-columbia-university/




Excuse me a minute… These people are trying to convince you they’re not pedophiles aren’t they? I mean that’s how deep their obsession goes! But guess what? The Alt Right and the “New Right” are fighting each other! And when that happens, get a giant bucket of popcorn ready!

Activists and media figures who call themselves “New Right” have been trying to disassociate themselves with the white supremacist alt-right ever since an alt-right protester murdered a liberal counter-protester in Charlottesville earlier this year. But these New Right figures—people like Mike Cernovich and Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich—have become increasingly reckless with the social media networks they’ve created, using their platforms to elevate without critique people who espouse the extremists views they claim to disavow.

In a video released today, Cernovich appeared on Milo Yiannopoulos’ podcast “The MILO Show” to discuss his acquisition of the “Shitty Men in Media” list that has been circulating among female journalists at major publishing outlets. Cernovich’s appearance, unsurprisingly, featured no mention of the recent Buzzfeed exposé that revealed direct ties between Yiannopoulos and explicit white nationalists, which led former White House strategist and current Breitbart leader Steve Bannon to declare Yiannopoulous to be “dead to me.”
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-new-right-attempt-to-distance-itself-from-alt-right-haters-isnt-going-so-well/




By the way if you want to know how Mike Cernovich feels about things like rape, here’s some light reading for you for some of his greatest hits:



Holy shit! So yeah… rape apparently when it doesn’t come to actual rapists. That’s Mike Cernovich, this week’s:




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OK people… next week is the second anniversary of when I started the Top 10. Yeah I know, two years goes by quickly hasn’t it? And you know what? We haven’t learned a god damned thing. Because if you remember in Idiots #3, I reported how the FBI was reporting that on Black Friday of 2015, they had their highest record of background checks for new gun sales ever. Cut to two years later. Well…

For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat-screen TVs.

But in a muzzle flash, it seems, a new image may be replacing that stereotype. It involves a trigger and, possibly, a scope.

On Friday, the FBI received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks, according to USA Today — nearly a 10 percent increase from the year before and a new record for background checks in a single day.

That’s not an anomaly. According to the FBI, the previous two records for background checks were also set on the day after the federal holiday in which Americans give thanks for the year’s blessings.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/26/guns-were-black-friday-must-haves-going-by-the-fbis-record-203086-background-check-requests/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_with_top_mostshared_3_na&utm_term=.88dff41d1388




Come on, gun nuts, you know it’s bad when Judge Judy does it! So come on Lexus, you want to sell more luxury cars during the December To Remember sales event? Just include the promise of a semi automatic rifle with it! I mean you’re already paying $55,000 or more for your new Lexus, you can modify your new GX460 to go full Mad Max! I love that graphic!

Shoppers hunting for Black Friday deals seemed to include a record number of those in the market for firearms; the FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun purchases on the day after Thanksgiving — the highest daily total ever, reports USA Today.

"Background checks are considered the best available proxy for gun purchases since overall sales numbers are not made public," reports NPR's Uri Berliner.

But the number of firearms actually sold on Friday was probably higher than 203,086 because a buyer would require just one check but could purchase multiple firearms in a single transaction.

It is a popular time of year to buy guns. The previous record of 185,713 background checks was set one year earlier on Black Friday.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/26/566607006/black-friday-background-checks-reportedly-shoot-up-to-record-high




But there’s more to this insanity of putting out the gun problem with more guns. Ah who am I kidding? I know what country I live in! ‘MERICA!!!! So what better way to tell grandma you didn’t like her giblet gravy than by busting a cap in her ass?

What is the ideal thing to do the day after stuffing your face with turkey and giving thanks for all that is good in the world? For a record number of Americans, the answer seems to be to buy a firearm. The FBI received 203,086 requests for background checks on Black Friday, marking a substantial increase from the previous high of 185,713, which was set on the day after Thanksgiving last year. The record before that had also been set on Black Friday, 2015, when there were 185,345 checks.

The number of background checks shouldn’t be seen as a precise barometer for sales because one person can buy several firearms with one transaction. But it does suggest that firearms could have been the exception to what appeared to be generally sluggish Black Friday sales in brick-and-mortar stores. Online sales, however, soared 17.9 percent to $7.9 billion, according to Adobe Analytics.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/11/26/black_friday_sets_record_for_most_gun_background_checks_in_a_single_day.html




I know what you’re thinking… did I eat six drumsticks or only five? You know fuck Black Friday, it should really be called Red Friday!

For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: Turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat screen TVs.

But in a muzzle flash, it seems, a new image may be replacing that stereotype. It involves a trigger and, possibly, a scope.

On Friday, the FBI received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks, according to USA Today – nearly a 10 percent increase from the year before and a new record for background checks in a single day.

That’s not an anomaly. According to the FBI, the previous two records for background checks were also set on the day after the federal holiday in which Americans give thanks for the year’s blessings.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/26/gun-background-check-record/





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And man do I need a drink this week. Tell me, bartender… what goes good with talking about science? I know! Why don’t I get a glass of Walter White’s favorite whisky – a Dimple Pinch? Oh yeah on the rocks, neat. So why are we talking about science? Because it’s time to talk about one of my favorite subjects – flat earthers. I love the flat earthers. You know we talked about this in the monologue last week, but I feel that we need to expand on this a bit more. And this flat earther is a particular kind of crazy!

Science is littered with tales of visionaries who paid for pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a homemade rocket in California as part of a bid to eventually prove that the Earth is flat.

Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket in his spare time, and will be livestreaming the launch over the internet. The self-described daredevil says he switched his focus to rockets after twice breaking his back doing stunt jumps in cars.

“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”

The rocket, which Hughes aims to reach an altitude of 1,800ft (550 metres) over California, will be launched from the back of a converted motorhome purchased from Craigslist. It is sponsored by a flat Earth research group, and Hughes plans a subsequent trip to try and observe the flatness of the Earth for himself.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/22/self-taught-rocket-scientist-plans-launch-to-test-flat-earth-theory




Yeah there’s so much wrong with this story where do I begin? You have a guy who doesn’t believe in science building a rocket after breaking his back doing stunt jumps. He’s not a flat earther – he’s your racist uncle! Can we show a picture of the rocket?



Look at how janky the welding looks on that rocket! I mean was it built by Acme corporation? But here’s why Flat Earthers are a special breed of crazy:

THE WEIRD WORLD OF 'FLAT EARTHERS'

Flat Earthers, as they call themselves, are not religious fundamentalists, but instead appear sincerely convinced they are victims of a massive cover-up.

The sheer number of websites and YouTube accounts dedicated to the cause is enough to make your head spin. One YouTube account run by theory advocate Mark Sargent has 43,952 subscribers.

The first Flat Earth International Conference was held this month in Raleigh, North Carolina - featuring speakers from "all over Flat Earth".

Earlier this year, an American Flat Earther approached a NASA employee at a Starbucks in an attempt to reveal the conspiracy theory he was protecting.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/99131525/the-weird-world-of-the-flat-earth-society




Yeah I can imagine that’s how it is going to go! But yeah… in case you’re wondering, Mr. “Mad Mike” doesn’t need to launch a rocket to prove the earth is flat.

The flat-Earth believer "Mad" Mike Hughes postponed his plans to launch himself in a homemade rocket thousands of feet in the air—but there is plenty of evidence that already reveals the Earth is indeed round, not flat.

Humans figured out that the Earth was round thousands of years ago—and without all the fancy space technology we have today to take photos of the Earth from above. Hughes, along with another notable flat-Earther, rapper B.o.B., are wrong—and there’s plenty of evidence why.

As early as 500 B.C., the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras proposed the concept of a spherical Earth but without much concrete physical evidence, according to the American Physical Society. A few hundred years later, Aristotle noted several arguments showing that the Earth was round—including ones that people with doubts could see for themselves.
http://www.newsweek.com/how-we-know-earth-round-and-flat-earth-rocket-man-wrong-722956




By the way, I love that Neil DeGrasse Tyson trolled the flat earthers good in this regard:

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/934906611088359426

That is hilarious. Oh and by the way, Mr. Hughes’ insane little experiment is being postponed because of – wait for it - the government! Yes it’s that danged gubmint that’s always the problem!

Unfazed by an official ban to launch himself in a homemade rocket over a California desert in a bid to prove that Earth is flat, Mike Hughes remains confident that he will eventually fly to the atmosflat as part of his ambitious flat-Earth project.

Hughes said he was postponing the flight, scheduled for Saturday, after he failed to get permission from the Bureau of Land Management to conduct it on public land.

He added, however, that he planned to launch sometime next week on private property in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, The Washington Post reported.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Flat_Earthers_self_launch_plan_hits_a_snag_999.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 India has a cyber crime problem, Australia is a few steps away from nationalizing gay marriage, and Saudi Arabia has begun a real-life purge. Here’s the tour schedule:



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Welcome to Dubai everybody! We’re doing a live show from the world’s largest building – the Burj Khalifa! Not to be confused with Whiz Khalifa, good sir! But that’s not the only thing that the Emirates has. It is where all the money in the United States is going as its’ chief export is the black gold. Texas tea – oil, that is! Dubai is the home of the world’s most expensive hotel – the Burj Al Arab. It’s also the home of two huge man made islands – one resembling a giant palm tree and the other resembling a map of the world. Dubai also has a place where you can ski indoors 24 hours a day and one of the world’s first completely underwater hotels. Just try to find it on Google Maps, I dare you! The UAE is also home to two of the world’s most profitable airlines with the most expensive first class seats in the industry. I’m told aviation is a huge deal in the UAE because they’re the only ones who can afford to fly these laps of luxury in the sky. I’m talking about Etihad Airlines out of the nation’s capital Abu Dhabi, and Emirates which operates out of Dubai. The UAE is also the home of the W Motors corporation that manufactures the world’s most expensive car known as the Lykan Hypersport – one of which was destroyed in the movie Furious 7. But what else is the UAE the home of? Well it’s the home of some uber wealthy financial mud slinging for starters!

United Arab Emirates Fund CEO Throws Shade at JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon

شركة مبادلة (Mubadala Development Company PJSC), an Abu Dhabi-based state holding company, appears receptive to the global phenomenon sweeping through professional finance circles that is bitcoin. Its CEO, when asked about Jamie Dimon’s comments calling the decentralized currency a “fraud” that will “blow up,” answered that it was too soon to dismiss Satoshi’s creation.

“I have still have not formed a clear view on this,” Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO and Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi company, began with regard to the technology undergirding bitcoin. “We’re still getting educated on this. The area I would have concern on, still, is the regulatory side. How is this going to be regulated?” he asked rhetorically.

Mubadala is an Abu Dhabi state holding company operating within a joint-stock scheme with assets well above 100 billion USD. The fund is proposed as “a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi,” according to its website.
https://news.bitcoin.com/united-arab-emirates-fund-chief-throws-shade-at-jp-morgans-jamie-dimon/




So with excess wealth comes excess greed. I mean come on, we should know that living in America – which is a country that’s spiraling out of control toward a wealthy oligarchy. And with excess greed comes excess spending on, well… bullshit!

The UAE, a country where millions live off desalinated ocean water, says its next survival challenge will be figuring out how to grow fruits and vegetables on the surface of Mars. Obscene amounts of money are being invested by its space agency on a massive facility where they’ll use their desert mastery to cultivate lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, and dates in their own backyard — which, they’ve realized, isn’t so different from Mars. The plan was announced at this week’s Dubai Airshow, where officials posed the very legitimate question of who, besides them, the space industry could trust to potentially blow millions on a big Matt Damon Martian lab?

In its pitch, the UAE Space Agency explained the similarities “between Mars and the desert,” adding $5.5 billion has been funneled into the nation’s colonization program to date. Construction on the desert facility — called Mars Science City, near Dubai — has already begun, and it constitutes one of Earth’s biggest interplanetary projects. Almost 2 million square feet, it’s expected to cost around $150 million, and is literally supposed to simulate being inside a Mars colony. Researchers will live under a series of domes that also house laboratories devoted to agriculture (among other things). Officials say they picked lettuce and those two fruits because scientists have already established those types of produce might work on the Red Planet, and then there’s the date palm “for its symbolic links with the region.”
http://www.grubstreet.com/2017/11/united-arab-emirates-unveils-plan-to-grow-lettuce-on-mars.html




Come on, you guys do know that the Martian was fantasy, right? And at some point you’re going to run out of ranch dressing for all that lettuce! And really, why do restaurants automatically assume you want ranch dressing with everything? Do they get paid by the ranch dressing industry under the table? Well, moving on. So why are the UAE so obsessed with space? Well, here’s the answer.

One thing you can't accuse the United Arab Emirates of lacking is vision.

First they unveiled plans to launch a Mars probe. Then it was an ambition to colonise the Red Planet.

Now the UAE has a new aim - to become a centre for space agriculture and the promotion of research into how food might be grown on Mars.

The space sector is a huge feature of the Dubai Airshow, with exhibitions, conferences, and speakers that include former Nasa Apollo 15 astronaut, Al Worden.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41984742




Maybe that’s what they’re building toward – a real life Mars University. But some good news – the WWE is getting it’s own franchise in the UAE! They’re only one step away from getting their own Fox News!

DUBAI: Some of the world’s best wrestlers are set to do battle in the Middle East when they pile-drive their way to the UAE for WWE LIVE Abu Dhabi on Dec. 7 and 8.

The contest in the capital features superstars such as, among others, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman and Sheamus.

“We are excited to bring WWE LIVE back to Abu Dhabi following overwhelming demand from our large, passionate fan base in the region,” said Carlo Nohra, WWE Middle East vice-president and general manager.
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1194946/sports




I hope the UAE doesn’t head in the direction that the US is in – we’re only a few steps away from President Camacho. Although if you do visit this glorious desert metropolis, you might want to not venture away from the tourist areas too much.

While the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeks to promote a bright image of a civil state that respects the civil and human rights of its citizens, the reality on the ground — for an increasing number of human rights defenders, activists and academics — is much darker.

One landmark example is a case now known as the UAE 94, a group of human rights defenders, political activists, businesspeople, students, bloggers and others, all of whom were arrested and ill-treated – and some of them tortured — for calling for democratic reforms in the Emirates. This peaceful and legitimate exercise of freedom of association and freedom of expression was not treated as such.

The trial of the UAE 94 detainees began on 4 March 2013 before the Special Security Chamber at the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, where they were charged with establishing an organization aimed at overthrowing the regime, a charge they all denied. Confessions extracted by force were accepted and considered satisfactory by the court despite the defendants’ objections and their declarations that torture was used to extract these confessions by the State Security Apparatus.
https://globalvoices.org/2017/11/03/united-arab-emirates-seven-months-after-completing-his-sentence-blogger-osama-al-najjar-remains-in-prison/




But there is one key benefit of living in the UAE – you will have perfect teeth! I mean have you ever seen any Arab Sheikhs with any flaws in their teeth? Neither have I!

Dubai: In an unprecedented achievement in the world, the UAE has obtained the Canadian diamond accreditation for all specialised dental centres of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, becoming the first country in the globe other than Canada to get this high accreditation.

The ministry announced that the accreditation has been granted to its dental centres after a Canadian team of experts conducted a thorough evaluation of all of them. The evaluation included examining the centres’ commitment to international standards related to adherence to quality, patient safety, drug management, infection control and occupational safety.

The evaluation process found that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has a 97 per cent rate of commitment to these international standards, an official said on Saturday.
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-s-dental-centres-obtain-canadian-diamond-accreditation-1.2122565




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

This is kind of a tricky one. On one hand the UAE has Dubai and Abu Dhabi – which are some pretty awesome cities to visit with tons of things to do. And like Vegas, there’s something new every time you visit. However, beyond those cities something very disgusting lies underneath.

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

Overall: C-

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

We’ve got just 3 stops left before we are done with the first leg of the World Tour. Next up – we have a stop in the land of hockey, poutine, and curling as we visit the Great White North – Canada! Plus we’ll have some live music for you from Canada’s own Death From Above 1979!


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[font size="8”]Liam Gallagher[/font]

Ladies and gentlemen, my next guest has a great new album out called “As You Were” and he is ½ of the group formerly known as Oasis. Playing his song called “Wall Of Glass”, give it up for Liam Gallagher!





See you next week! If we still live through this week that is!

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The Movement To Remake Religious Liberty Is Taking The Courts

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing today on the nomination of Kyle Duncan to a lifetime seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Duncan is one of several of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees who have been affiliated with conservative legal organizations that are working to remake American law to protect discrimination in the name of religious freedom.

The Religious Right has so far been thrilled with Trump’s nominations to the federal courts, in part with the hope that Trump’s judges will endorse the movement’s effort to rewrite the meaning of religious liberty. With Duncan and others, Trump is attempting to put representatives of this movement directly on the bench.

Duncan previously served as the general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Matthew Kacsmaryk and Jeff Mateer, who have both worked for First Liberty Institute, are nominated to district court seats in Texas. As Sarah Posner notes in an in-depth profile of the Alliance Defending Freedom yesterday, Duncan and Mateer are also among the four Trump judicial nominees with ties to the behemoth conservative legal group, which has done more than any other to promote the radical reimagining of religious liberty.

Mateer’s nomination has gotten the most attention of these, given his comments about transgender children being part of “Satan’s plan,” his invocation of Nazi Germany in discussing the current treatment of conservative Christians in America, and his decision to speak at a conference that featured considerable discussion about the death penalty for gay people. But like Mateer, Duncan and Kasmaryk are poised to bring the ideology of the Religious Right, dressed up in the movement’s carefully calibrated talking points about religious liberty, into the federal courts.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/the-movement-to-remake-religious-liberty-is-taking-the-courts/


Remember: This is what Roy Moore's election is about. The Talibangelicals are fueled by hatred, and especially their unabashed hatred of the LGBT community, and when they win, we all lose. Roy Moore will vote to confirm every single one of their nominees, no matter how batshit fucking crazy they are, Doug Jones will not.
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