Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Compare before you believe

Rachel Maddow:  Oxford PhD in Political Science.

Rush Limbaugh:  College drop-out

Sean Hannity:   College drop-out

Glenn Beck:   College drop-out

Any questions?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CAT FIGHT!!! CAT FIGHT!!!!

Over on The Bull Elephant blog -- which proclaims itself to be the "premier conservative voice in Virginia, there's a huge cat fight in progress.  You know a cat fight -- lots of howling, shrieking, brandishing of claws, not much action.

Seems as though one of the resident dimwits posted an article attacking the House Freedom Caucus for their intransigence that led to the fall of Trumpcare.  Now, another of the dimbulbs who inhabits TBE has responded -- complete with name-calling, personal attacks, and the like --that, in fact, the House Freedom Caucus are the only true Americans in the Congress, or some such bullshit.

For your enjoyment -- crank up the volume:


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Keep your eyes on this . . .

As of Saturday afternoon, March 25, rumors are flying that General Mike Flynn has flipped under FBI interrogation and is ready to spill the beans on the Trump-Russia connection!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump's first legislative attempt


Are you Republicans bored with winning?

Remember back on the campaign trail when Trump told us we were going to win so much we would "get bored with winning?"

Trump's first legislative test -- Trumpcare -- BIG FAIL.

Trump is now officially a LOSER.

Republicans have been screaming "repeal and replace" for seven years -- and this is the best they can do?

Is anyone else tired of all this winning??

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile, FBI Director James Comey was spotted entering the White House.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bait and switch





Conservative California radio host who accused Democrats of "voter fraud," is arrested for . . .

. . . you guessed it:  VOTER FRAUD.

Courtesy of WashingtonPost:

The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud. 

“It seems to me,” Curtis said in the 42-minute segment, “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.” 

On Tuesday, Colorado prosecutors threw a wrench into that already dubious theory, accusing Curtis of voter fraud for allegedly filling out and mailing in his ex-wife’s 2016 ballot for president, Denver’s Fox affiliate reported. 

Curtis, 57, was charged in Weld County District Court with one count of misdemeanor voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony, according to local media. 

The case is the only voter fraud investigation related to the 2016 election that has resulted in criminal charges in the state, the Colorado secretary of state’s office told Denver’s ABC affiliate.

A good rule of thumb when dealing with conservatives is this:  Whatever terrible thing they are accusing liberals of doing, you can be assured they themselves are actually doing.

Monday, March 13, 2017

I shuld feel sympathy for these people. But I don't. Not even a little bit.

Now we learn that at least 24 million people will lose health insurance under TrumpCare.  That's after Trump himself promised a "beautiful plan that will take care of everyone."

Hellllloooo, Trumpistas in Appalachia! 

  • Bye bye black lung benefits, 
  • bye bye medicaid for 1/3rd of all West Virginians on it, 
  • bye bye opioid and other addiction treatment in your states that have the shortest life expectancy in the nation, 
  • bye bye getting free mammograms and other preventive care though Planned Parenthood,
  • no, there will not be a single new coal mining job,
  • etc., etc., etc. 
 You'll be stuck deeper in your hollers and single-wides, cooking up meth to get through the day.

Anyone with a heart will feel sorry for you -- but I don't -- you brought this disaster on yourselves.




Sunday, March 12, 2017

Where's the Republican outrage?



Today is Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Donald Trump has been in office for nine weeks.   This marks weekend #7 that he has taken off to play golf.

President Obama played his first round of golf almost six months into his presidency.  Remember how the Republicans lost their shit when Obama played golf?  Why are they not raving about Trump's constant golfing?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Northern Neck Tea Parties are now defunct

NOTIFICATION:

This is to notify everyone that the two remaining Tea Parties on the Northern Neck are officially defunct.

The 99th District Tea Party and the Montross Tea Party have folded our tents and gone away.  We disbursed the small amount of money left in our treasuries to local charities.

We left intact the big yellow signs we erected along major highways in Northumberland and Westmoreland counties because we could not find volunteers to remove the signs.

The Montross Tea Party Facebook page remains somewhat active, maintained by one diehard former member who will post information there from time to time.

Let's see what Americans REALLY think about the so-called president




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Voter fraud conviction in Colorado!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is pleased to announce a conviction has been secured in one of the outstanding voter fraud cases being investigated by the District Attorney’s Office. Toni Newbill pleaded guilty to voting twice under Colorado Revised Statute 1-13-710. The penalty for this crime includes probation, community service, a fine, and other court fees. Ms. Newbill attempted to cast Ralph Nanninga’s ballot in the 2016 Primary Election. Mr. Nanninga passed away in 2012.

“I’d like to thank our District Attorney Dan May and his staff for their great work on this case,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “Our office takes voter fraud seriously and we’re committed to combating it in every form. We’ll continue to work with various agencies to prevent voter fraud, clean up registration lists, and prosecute those who try to abuse our democratic system.”

Read more: http://www.coloradopols.com/diary/92685/breaking-a-real-life-voter-fraud-conviction



But that's NOT the whole story! Toni Newbill is a registered Republican...

More bullshit from The Bull(shitting) Elephant

"The Bull Elephant" is a blog that touts itself as "Virginia's premier conservative voice."  If that's the case, Virginia conservatives are in deep shit because TBE content is a huge pile of steaming bullshit that comes:
  •  from radical rightwing propaganda outlets such as Fox, Breitbart, The WAshington (DC) Beacon, the Washington (DC) Times, and the like.
  • from "foundations" and "centers" that consist mainly of 2-3 people funded by the Koch brothers, the Heritage Foundation, and other parts of the rightwing noise machine
  • from articles written by such dimbulbs as
    •  Jeanine Martin -- a dowdy, frumpy upper-moiddle-aged lady from Lovettsville, VA, who believes every email written in ALL CAPS, FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
    • Stephen Brody Tucker -- who presents himself as TBE's resident "intellectual" because he sips whiskey and smokes cigars
    • and an assortment of other authors that no one has heard of.
Well, now TBE is all a'twitter because of reports in two rightwing DC newspapers that 9,000 illegal aliens tried to vote in Loudon County.  They base this claim on an unverified report that, over 10 years or so, 9,000 people in Loudon County declined jury duty because they are not citizens.

According to TBE, prospective jurors come from voter registration rolls and DMV databases.  Thus, by their logic, there must be 9,000 people who are not citizens but who are registered to vote in Loudon County.

Nonsense.
  • How do people decline jury duty?  A mail-in return form?  How many checked the wrong box?
  • In Virginia, non-citizens can have a driver's license.  How do we know the people who declined jury duty did not come solely from the DMV list?
  • How many people were slated for jury duty more than once and declined each time -- if this is the case, the number is not 9,000 because of duplicates.
Finally, how do we know TBE is a steaming pile of bullshit?  We know because we read and fact-check their articles -- and in every case, they fail the fact-check.  This is another case where, when it's all investigated, TBE will have another pile of bullshit to their credit.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Why you should hate Donald Trump

Why does the author of this blog dislike Donald Trump?  

 The author of this blog does not dislike Donald Trump. 

 The author of this blog HATES Donald Trump.   

And it's not just him. It's everyone he's surrounded himself with, like Bannon, Sessions, Spicer, Gorka, that worm Miller. And that includes those buffoons who just seem sad or lost or pathetic,  like Ben Carson or Kellyanne Conway.

Why?

Look at what Trump and the Congress that doesn’t have the guts to stand up to him did ON JUST ONE DAY – March 7, 2017:

- Trump signed a new Muslim ban despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security said it was useless.

- Trump continues to ask for an investigation of former President Obama based on a lie Trump spouted that Obama personally had him wiretapped. And members of Congress seem perfectly willing to go along with this lie even though they know it's just a lie.

- Republicans in the House finally released their "replacement" for the Affordable Care Act, one that provides less coverage and has far harsher penalties for people without health insurance while giving the wealthy a big tax break, with an extra-special bigger tax break for health care company CEOs.

- DHS Secretary John Kelly said that undocumented mothers might be separated from their children if caught at the border, ending some family detention and surely breaking up families.

- The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of a transgender student who wanted to use the bathroom of his gender identity because the Trump administration changed the rule that the case was based on.

- This is not to mention a hundred other things, including the ongoing questions about Russia, Trump's business dealings, and more, and this isn’t even getting into whatever is occurring with Khizr Khan, the American father of an American Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.

This is one day. And it isn't over yet. I'm sure that while I'm writing this, some other insane thing will happen. None of these are minor annoyances. I haven't mentioned a single tweet from Trump. No, these are all things that have an effect on millions of people, if not the entire nation, if not the entire world. So, yeah, I hate this man. But I don't just hate him for what he's doing. I hate him for who he is and how he got here.

I hate Donald Trump because he knew that he was getting in over his head and he still thought he could just cruise through this job like he's cruised through his life. I hate him and his family and everyone around him because no one had the guts to say, "No, Donald, you flaming asshole, you dimwit, you dolt, you are not smart enough, wise enough, skilled enough, experienced enough to be president. Knock it off." I hate him because he's a pathetic deluded madman and a flailing criminal.

This isn't a violent hatred, though. I don't want Trump harmed. But I want him to have to watch it all crumble, his fake empire, his precarious fortune, everything. I want him to have to watch as he becomes bereft of all the weak barricades that prevent him from realizing how loathed he is, and I want to watch his face when it hits him that the love and approval he so desperately craves has turned him into the punchline at the end of his life.

Trump's Lie of the Day

Here's Trump's lie of the day.  Or, to be exact, here's the lie with which he started the day . . . no doubt, many more will follow before today is over.
Donald J. Trump‏
122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!


He took the 122 number from a Fox News broadcast, but he assumed the prisoners were released by the Obama admin, when in fact it was the Bush admin.

As of July, 122 former Guantanamo detainees were confirmed to be re-engaging in terrorism, while another 86 were suspected to be, according to the most recent Office of the Director of National Intelligence report on former Guantanamo detainees released in September.

Of those confirmed, 113 were released by former President George W. Bush and nine were released by Obama.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/322541-former-guantanamo-detainee-killed-in-yemen-airstrike


The disturbing thing is that Trump lying in these tweets doesn't really seem to matter to his fans.

Now there's at least one entire website dedicated to Trump's bullshit:
http://www.donaldtrumpbullshit.com/

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Trump-Russia connections in detail

Here it is folks -- a compilation of documents that report and analyze the extensive connections that tie the Trump campaign, Trump family, and Trump associates to Russia and the Russian mob.

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1gg6SdgftOynibeZjThGfa6eN8myZFYgtv7ztdJgeJSU/mobilebasic

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Forget the first 100 days -- let's check out Trump's First 100 Lies

Here's a link to a list of Trump's First 100 Lies.

And here's a sample.


3. As Trump fondly recalled his Inauguration Day, he said it stopped raining “immediately” when he began his speech. A light rain continued to fall throughout the address. (Jan. 21)
8. Spicer said during his first press briefing that there has been a “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years.” This is false. (Jan. 23)
15. Spicer said in a press briefing that Trump received more electoral votes than any Republican since Ronald Reagan. George H.W. Bush won 426 electoral votes in 1988, more than Trump’s 304. (Jan. 24)
22. At the GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Trump said the national homicide rate was “horribly increasing.” It is down significantly. (Jan. 26)
25. Trump said he predicted the so-called “Brexit” when he was in Scotland the day before the vote. He was actually there the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. (Jan. 27)
29. Trump defended the swiftness of his immigration order on the grounds that terrorists would have rushed into the country if he had given the world a week’s notice. Even if terrorists wanted to infiltrate the refugee program or the visa program, they would have had to wait months or even years while being vetted to get into the country. (Jan. 30)
32. Spicer said that “by and large,” Trump has been “praised” for his statement commemorating the Holocaust. Every major Jewish organization, including the Republican Jewish Coalition, criticized it for omitting any specific references to the Jewish people or anti-Semitism. (Jan. 30)
40. In defending the GOP’s blockade of Merrick Garland, Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Spicer said no president had ever nominated a justice “so late” in his term. It previously happened three times. (Jan. 31)
47. Spicer called a U.S. raid in Yemen “very, very well thought out and executed effort” and described it as a “successful operation by all standards.” U.S. military officials told Reuters the operation was approved “without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.” (Feb. 2)
50. Conway cited the “Bowling Green massacre” to defend Trump’s travel ban. It never happened. (Feb. 3)


LOCK HIM UP!!!!!!

Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, at times discussing sensitive matters and homeland security issues.

Emails released to IndyStar in response to a public records request show Pence communicated via his personal AOL account with top advisers on topics ranging from security gates at the governors residence to the states response to terror attacks across the globe. In one email, Pences top state homeland security adviser relayed an update from the FBI regarding the arrests of several men on federal terror-related charges.

Cybersecurity experts say the emails raise concerns about whether such sensitive information was adequately protected from hackers, given that personal accounts like Pence's are typically less secure than government email accounts. In fact, Pence's personal account was hacked last summer.

Furthermore, advocates for open government expressed concerns about transparency because personal emails aren't immediately captured on state servers that are searched in response to public records requests.



Read more: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/02/pence-used-personal-email-state-business----and-hacked/98604904/

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Where's the plan???

What started as House Speaker Paul Ryan trying to strong-arm a top-secret Obamacare replacement plan through Congress in the next three weeks has turned into a total and complete clusterfuck. 

This is just indescribably ridiculous. 

If you remember, the secret draft plan was supposed to be locked in a secret room where only House Republicans on the health subcommittee were allowed to see it. It was being treated like the most sensitive national security intelligence document ever.

Until Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee found the room, which was being guarded—I am not kidding—by Capitol Hill Police. That galvanized Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who had been on a lengthy tweeting tirade against Ryan's tactic, into action -- he went to the room!!!

When he got there, the drama intensified—he was denied entry! Paul holds an impromptu press conference because of course the press flocked to the secret room to see the action. But wait! The bill isn't there! Even Republicans who are allowed into the room aren't able to find it.

As of press time, the Republican plan is on the lam and no one knows exactly what’s in it, or why it has to be classified.

But some of us suspect it might be their elusive plan from 2009.