Tag: politics

idiots of the week


1. Mike Pence

Deliberately went to a Colts game so he could stage a walkout in response to players kneeling. 

Grade: F- in PR stunts…

….because it’s not the same when you make it obvious and use taxpayers money to do it. 

Apparently Trump told him to do it.

What is he, a fucking marionette? Please.

2. Kellyanne Conway

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway went into a long rant about CNN spending too much time covering the Russia scandal on Thursday, despite the fact that she was actually asked a question about when it’s the appropriate time to talk about gun violence in the United States.

She’s so fucking stupid that I’m not going to waste time summarising this. Here’s the link to the video. 

3. Salt Lake City County District Attorney

Question:

How does a man wind up dead from a traffic stop over a bicycle?

Answer:

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has cleared a Salt Lake City police officer who fatally shot 50-year-old Patrick Harmon on Aug. 13, saying the shooting was justified, after authorities say that Harmon pulled a knife and threatened to injure officers who were trying to arrest him, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The decision comes despite the fact that bodycam footage clearly shows Officer Clinton Fox shouting, “I’ll fucking shoot you,” before firing three bullets at Harmon’s back as he tried to run in the opposite direction.

The video was absolutely horrific. The US police need to stop lying and do better. 

Source: The Root

4. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Already posted about him here, but he gets an honourable mention. 

5. Donald Trump

He’s in the process of de-certifying the Iran Deal, but he took time for get into a feud with Sen. Bob Corker who clapped back with this:

He’s also trying to take credit for the word ‘fake’. 

6. Boris Johnson & Tories

Just, ugh. 

7. Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood

Everyone knew about his creepy behaviour, but they did and said nothing. 

Expect nothing to change. 

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Idiot(s) of the week


1.. Donald Trump

I’m not even going to go into it because I am tired of hearing about Trump. Just Google ‘Donald Trump Puerto Rico’ and go from there.

2. Jim Carrey

Yoo, what eff is Jim Carrey on? He’s out there sounding like he binge read fifty self-help and meditation books in a week and now he just speaks in weird sweeping statements that mean nothing at all.

Existential crisis or heightened case of preexisting douchebaggery? You decide.

The stuff about his ex is terrible too. The more he denies it, the more believable it is. Calling her immature and emotionally damaged when she’s dead and can’t defend herself was a low move even if her family are trying to sue him.

3. Boris Johnson

Apparently £140k isn’t enough to live on. Meanwhile, people in the UK are relying on food banks to feed their families. Out of touch doesn’t even cover it.

Add that to the fact that he’s trying to overthrow Theresa May.

Cabinet ministers and senior Tories have warned Boris Johnson that “nobody is unsackable”, demanded he get behind Theresa May and made clear they do not want a leadership contest.

The backlash against Mr Johnson was spelt out in the back rooms at the Conservative conference, at fringe events and from the main stage, where successive big hitters called for unity.

One cabinet minister told The Independent it “needs to stop” after Mr Johnson again publicly demanded changes to Ms May’s Brexit plans at the weekend, while another ex-minister said the Foreign Secretary looked “incredibly disloyal”.

If there’s one thing the United Kingdom is actually united on it’s Boris Johnson. The poor man’s Donald Trump. No one wants him anywhere near Downing Street.

This dude is straight up nuts. In fact, he’s the physical embodiment of the word incompetent. 

I have no sympathy for Theresa May. She gave him the power he lost after the leadership debacle with Michael Gove.

See alsoYay for colonialism!

4. Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who recently said he was against abortion even for pregnancies resulting from rape, has admitted that his investment firm profits from pills used in abortions.

Mr Rees-Mogg, a devout Catholic who has been touted as a possible replacement for Theresa May as leader of the Conservatives, defended his fund, Somerset Capital Management’s £5m investment in an Indonesian company called Kalbe Farma.

Mr Rees-Mogg told the Sunday Mirror: “It would be wrong to pretend that I like it but the world is not always what you want it to be.

Why are politicians always the worst people?

A Bizarro Universe


The New York Times has this article up and the fact that I can’t understand why this woman supports Trump aside – I thought this was interesting.

“I feel like I am in a bizarro universe where no one but me is thinking logically,” she said. “We have gone so off the rails of what this conversation is about.”

No, sister. The only people not thinking logically are Trump supporters. I would understand if he’d actually done something since he became President, but all he’s done is announce his intent to do things. He couldn’t even keep his Muslim Ban™ going. The media are writing him off because he’s proven himself to be incompetent every single step of the way. 

I’m not even going to comment on the fact that she’s black. I just can’t. 

Meanwhile, Trump seems to be doing his best Harvey Dent impression this weekend. 

First there was this (regarding counter protesters showing up at a ‘Free Speech’ rally for the right):

Followed by this after Gen. Kelly probably twisted his pinky finger until he agreed to not fuck up as epically as he did last week. 

…If you’re wondering how he managed to post those tweets without encountering some kind of difficulty look no further.

Third time lucky, eh? He was probably coming down with chills as he wrote the tweet. I mean, lies and fake sentiments are things that he never dabbles in. He usually leaves that to fake news. 

Oh and I was surprised to see this

As a week dominated by President Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., draws to a close, many Republicans are worried that serious damage has been done to their party.

Specifically, they argue that Trump may have set back years of efforts to make the GOP more appealing to an increasingly diverse American electorate.

There is no mistaking the seriousness with which they view the situation.

So after all of the primaries, the campaign, the election and the shit show that’s occurred since now they’re worried about the damage to their party? I don’t think they’ve been taking it seriously at all. 

Sigh. Anyway, sorry for the second Trump post in three days. I will get back to more pressing matters like the new Sharknado movie soon. I promise. 

Bye Bye Bye-nnon


The latest:

Steve Bannon is more dangerous outside the Trump White House than in it

Well, well, well. So, it continues. The exodus. None of this is surprising. Trump was never supposed to win and these people never really wanted to be in an actual government, except for Kushner who really wanted that darn loan (take that Qatar!). The goal was to shake up the establishment and they seem to be doing a good job at that. So each termination and resignation isn’t even a cause for celebration. It’s just a sign of what’s to come. More chaos. Which is what they wanted all along. Even when Trump is losing, he’s winning. It’s kind of like how One Direction and Ed Sheeran can churn out ‘hit’ albums of shitty songs and still make millions. 

Anyway, here’s what happened:

Trump: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most Presidential of them all!

Mirror: Uh, most presidential you are, buuut, there’s a huge issue that you’re yet to respond to. 

Trump: I’m still gathering the facts, Mirror. The right facts. Not the fake facts or the genuine facts, but the facts that are right for me right now. 

Mirror: Oh oh oh-oh, the right facts. Oh oh oh-oh, the right facts!

Trump: You’re fired! 

Later, without the Mirror to guide him, Trump called Bannon a great guy and said he wasn’t a racist (coming from someone who’s a rampant racist himself) but he didn’t say whether or not Bannon would remain his Chief Strategist. On one hand, it’s odd because if I was in the middle of defending a bunch of racists and neo-Nazis, I’d at least go for bat for the other racist, Nazi douchebag on my team, but hey, that didn’t work out too well for Sessions either. 

Anyway, in came Bannon who supposedly offered his resignation on August 7th and wanted to announce it a week later. 

Except, it didn’t really work out because of what happened in Charlottesville, and Trump’s “We’ll see [about whether or not Bannon stays]” comment. 

So he retaliated with this:

Steve Bannon said he wanted to “crush” political opponents taking a stand against racism following the fatal violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Spoken like a true non-racist. 

Mr Bannon downplayed the danger posed by Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi sympathisers and revealed his ambition to dominate anti-Trump groups focused on “race and identity” in an interview with left-wing magazine The American Prospect on Tuesday.

Asked about racist elements of the far-right, Mr Bannon said: “Ethno-nationalism, it’s losers. It’s a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.

On the democrats:

“These guys are a collection of clowns.” He said of the Democrats: “The longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.

On North Korea:

“Forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us,” he said.

Bannon might have contradicted Trump in his “interview” but what the fuck is ethno nationalism? JUST SAY WHITE. We know that the prefix ‘ethno’ probably makes him break out into a rash. 

If you’re going to pull a lazy Scaramucci, at least make it less obvious. You don’t make a phone call to a liberal journalist and then claim you didn’t know it was an interview. Mind you, many, many, many people believe him. 

I think most sane people know that he knew what he was doing. 

It was a clear message to Trump – Bannon can rewrite his own narrative and have a voice whenever he likes. Trump choosing his rivals over him is a declaration of war. He’s in a position to undermine Trump, especially now that he’s back at Breitbart. Now he’s seen firsthand how everything works and he’s in a prime position to bring it all down. 

Case in point:

He [Bannon] told the Weekly Standard, a conservative opinion magazine: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.

“We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

On life after Trump…

He said: “I feel jacked up. I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up.”

One would think that he used Trump, but hey, they’re as much friends as they are not racist. And they’re both dangerous men. Bannon more so than Trump. He has ‘egomaniac, Bond-esque villain’ stamped all over his forehead. Truly a disturbing individual. 

Anyway, one down, many more to go. Omarosa and Ben Carson can stay, though. Their black membership cards are still revoked. 

He’s not finished, fake news 💩


I think everyone has heard the news about the Unite The Right rally that got out of hand in Charlottesville, Virginia. I was appalled but not surprised. It was only a matter of time. I can’t count the number of people who’ve pointed out that you see an increase incendiary views when someone in the highest position of power enables them. 

Trump ran a campaign that went after minorities, religion, anything not white and he won. 

That shit is like a Duracell battery to white supremacists. It’s validation. It’s proof that their bigoted views matter. 

It’s also bullshit. 

I watched a video on the Washington Post site, wherein the white ‘nationalists’ argued against removing the statue honoring Robert E. Lee because it was about their heritage, white people’s culture was being stripped away and tossed in the garbage, blah, blah, blah. One guy said he was for ‘killing all Jews’. What have Jews ever done to them? What does that have to do with white supremacy – oh, I forgot! They’re all Christians, worried that the world is trying to get rid of them. 

It’s all nonsense. If you ask one of these people about slavery, I’m betting they’ll either applaud it or say they can’t be held responsible for what their ancestors did. Yet, they cling onto these monuments with everything that they have. They wave their Confederate flag with pride. Fuck that. 

Now, before I continue, I think that the counter protestors had the right intentions, but ultimately, violence solves nothing. There’s two sides and both looked pretty damn ugly in the footage. However all of this alt-left vs alt-right talk is silly. You can’t expect people to stand back and listen to such nastiness being spread on the streets and do nothing. The blame is not equal. 

As for the young man that drove his car into people….twenty years old and already filled with so much hate. I was so baffled when his mother was casually giving statements to whoever contacted her (AP, I think). I was particularly curious that she said Trump isn’t a white supremacist. I personally don’t think that he is (yes, he’s racist, bigoted and stupid, but Trump goes where the money and power is, he’s a master human and not merely part of the master race). However, it was 100% inappropriate. One suspects she knows exactly what kind of son she’s raised. 

If anyone I knew did something so appalling, I would be too ashamed to do anything but express condolences to the family of the woman he killed and the people he injured.

That shit is on Trump and all of the people he’s enabled over the past two years. It’s on Bannon. It’s on anyone who’s perpetuated this myth white people are being washed out. 

To see these people say this shit with a straight face is incredible. You’ve got them ranting against Jews who were literally the targets of religion based genocide less than one hundred years ago. Black people, who endured suffering for centuries and are still unfairly targeted today, other religions that are clearly the MINORITY in the country. 

White people haven’t gone anywhere, and I’m not sure why some of them want to be oppressed so badly. It’s not fun, and no one is buying it because we have eyes and brains! Your shit stinks too, you’re no better than anyone else. Wrap yourselves in your flags and shut up. 

This isn’t just ignorance, it’s stupidity, passed down from generation to generation. Something’s being wiped out alright, but it isn’t white people. Maybe something in the gene pool? I don’t know. I don’t really want to know. 

If these white supremacists hate people like me, I don’t care. Let them. You can’t reason with such hatred. There’s not enough time in the world. We can’t fix stupid. 

However, that doesn’t mean that they should lay hands on anyone. Violence is never the answer. Driving a car into a crowd of people is never the answer. 

Trump being Trump, refused to condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis after the incident, only grudgingly reading a pre-written statement some two days after. Online commentary says that it’s ‘too late’, but that’s the point. The point is that it looks like a response to the criticism and not these inflammatory groups. We all know that Trump isn’t about to turn on his most ardent supporters. I would argue that it’s the people who knew that these groups were drawn to Trump and still voted for him that should really be looking at themselves. 

What a mess.

ETA: I just read about his press conference. What the actual fuck is wrong with this man? You know, I take it back. Maybe he really is a white supremacist after all. It does sound like he’s been ‘fed’ these statements (he probably thought Alt-Left was some kind of laxative before this week) or someone has whispered into his ear, but we all know that his ties with these groups predate his ties to politics. He didn’t know David Duke was there? Really. Oh and he wanted to see the facts (since when have facts ever bothered Trump?). Was Fox News not broadcasting that day? Pretty sure all of the swastikas and white supremacist insignia were visible there too. 

When will this nightmare end?

I’m not finished, fake news.

Oh, how we wish you were finished, Trump. 

Oh, how we wish. 

Scaramucci Is Doing Too Mooch 


The Mooch has arrived, and the spotlight is on him, honey!

mooch smooch

The fact that this guy is known as ‘The Mooch’ really sums up US politics. Gonna start calling myself ‘The Snark’.
That he refers to himself in third person is… not normal, so I shall refer to him as Scarapoopie because from this point on, I refuse to say The Mooch. It sounds stupid, I feel stupid writing it and reading it just completes the headache.

No, no, that would make me as bad as the GOP nuts wouldn’t it? Scaramucci it is.

Anyway, the way I understand it, Scaramucci was offered a job with Trump back during the transitional period, and also in January. The chief of staff, Reince Priebus (I’ll call him The Bus from now on because his name confuses me) blocked that from happening and Scaramucci beat his chest with his fists and screamed, ‘It isn’t over until the Orange Man tweets!’.

Fast forward to last week and Trump finally hired the guy as White House Communications Director, forcing Sean Spicer to quit because he’s an ally of The Bus. Now, once Scaramucci was in, he was slick. He was cool. He was calm. He was collected. He was the boom ting and as suave as Rick Fox in a tux.

Hahaha, psyche! (more…)

The Kellyanne Conway Story: Official Trailer 


Hilarious.

“I haven’t cursed in 40 years, but fuck you!”

It’s time to go back to the tower, Melania.”

I’d pay money to see this if it was real! Or would I? Watching it play out in real time is entertaining (and horrific) enough. 

(Link is here if you’re reading via email).

Spice(r) Up Your Life


Sean Spicer says that his six months serving in the White House was an honour and a privilege. 

Mr Spicer resigned suddenly from his top White House post this week, citing concern with Donald Trump’s decision to hire Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.

For those of you who were around during my The Real World: Trump Administration days, you’ll know that Spicer was a regular feature. Hell, he was all we could talk about. Gaffe after gaffe, mistake after mistake, idiotic comment after idiotic comment. 

I think for the sake of his health and also the competency (hahahahaaa) of the administration, his resignation is the best thing for all. I am sure that we will look back on this day and see this as the moment he saved himself from impending doom. 

So long, Spicey. You’ll be missed. Sort of. 

Iron-Woman


Hello, snarklings. I hope you are all having a good weekend.

I was going to post about that Donald Trump Jr. fiasco that broke this week but I already knew that he was an idiot. That we now have evidence is just a mere footnote. Okay, well, not really. ‘I LOVE IT!’? And Kushner and Manafort were there too? I think I just heard an echo of Putin laughing away evilly in the distance.

Oh and Kellyanne…

When will you stop embarrassing yourself on TV? I’d say that agreeing to meet the Russians in order to collect dirt on Hilary sounds a lot like collusion. (more…)

Maybe it’s time to let white people say the ‘N-word’*


This was in the news here yesterday. 

Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris has been suspended from the Conservative party after she was taped using the phrase “n****** in a woodpile” in a discussion about Brexit.

These days whenever I hear that [insert white person with some kind of public role] has said the word nigger (at this point, why bother using asterisks?), I always chuckle to myself. 

Not because it’s funny but because we [black people] know that white people say it behind closed doors. We know that white people won’t be happy until they can say the word whenever they want without any repercussions. Slavery wasn’t enough. The Jim Crow era wasn’t enough. They want to take the word back. 

You guys can have it. Seriously. Say it all you want, and if there’s some blow back, know that you knew what you were signing up for. Maybe we can brand the letter R on the hands of all the white people who want to say it. 

People are saying that nigger in a woodpile is an old fashioned term and that it’s inoffensive. Yeah, now (and that’s HIGHLY debatable). Back then it obviously had a wider connotation. Either way, it’s still a phrase that needs to be left behind. However, if you’d like to say it, I have my R brand ready for you. 

Anyway, my tongue in cheek suggestion aside, there’s been the usual response. 

  • Why are these people so offended?

Excuse me? Who are these people that you’re referring to. Black people? Why are black people offended at the use of a historical term that was used to denigrate them? And that aside, I personally wasn’t. I can’t think that too many of us are. Unsurprised, that’s for sure. 

  • These people have come and taken our jobs. We should send them back to where they came from. 

LOL. Lazy response. Do better. 

  • Black people often use the ‘N’ word about themselves

    What’s your point? It’s been explained to the death why it is that some black people use the word. I used to take the Oprah stance on the word before I realised that black people have earned the right to take back the word if they please. I don’t look down on anyone that says it. Unless you’re not black. If you’re white you can’t say it. Simple. There’s no magic sparkle that happens when you say it. I promise you. 

    • PC in this country has gone so far we have disappeared up our own arse.

      This is always the default response people have when they’re told off for being offensive idiots. It’s not PC gone mad, it’s just that you’re still a dick. Deal with it. 

      • They call us names too

      Really…how many of ‘them’? And do they have the same historical connotation and racist background? No? I didn’t think so. 

      I can’t think of anything more tiring than debating whether or not white people can say nigger when the answer is glaringly obvious. 

      Stick to saying it behind closed doors. 

      Or maybe don’t say it all. 

      (*just to clarify – I’m being facetious.)