MICHIGAN: Trump Campaign Worker Convicted On Ten Felony Counts Of 2012 Election Voting Fraud

The Grand Haven Tribune reports:

It took less than an hour Wednesday for a jury to convict political activist Brandon Michael Hall on 10 counts of election law fraud, following a day-and-a-half trial in Ottawa County Circuit Court. The 27-year-old Grand Haven resident, author of the West Michigan Politics blog and self-admitted political junkie, said the verdict wasn’t a surprise. Hall said that he had resigned himself to that possibility after the Michigan Supreme Court, during this past summer, determined his case should be tried as a felony.

Hall showed only a little emotion and quickly composed himself as the jury foreman announced the verdict. Hall was charged with election law fraud after forging signatures on petitions in a 2012 effort to get judicial candidate Chris Houghtaling on the ballot.

Hall and Houghtaling crossed paths when they were both members of the Grand Haven school board. Hall resigned from the board in 2010 after being convicted of stealing from a school fundraiser — a misdemeanor.

For a 2013 story, Houghtaling was asked why he chose to work with Hall again. Houghtaling, an attorney, said that Hall approached him and offered to help with his judicial campaign as a chance to redeem himself and show that he could be trusted. Houghtaling said that was a mistake.

Hall has stayed busy the past few years working on various political campaigns across the country and most recently ran for the state House 89th District seat, but he was defeated in the Republican primary in August. He also worked on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign.

“Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question, but his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges,” Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, said following Hall’s conviction on Wednesday. “The fact that the Trump campaign and the Michigan Republican Party embraced Brandon Hall is just one more reason to recount and audit the vote in Michigan.”

Hall faces five years in prison.

  • Blake Mason

    O/T has Huff post been hit with the outage as well?

  • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance
  • Lazycrockett

    He should totally get all 5 years if this country’s governing GOP officials are serious bout voter fraud.

    • DesertSun59

      He’ll spend less than a month in jail and get no prison time. His entire sentence will be commuted.

      • MonochromeMouse

        and if he does get prison time, Trump will pardon him, and everyone else caught cheating for him, on inauguration day.

        • Kate

          If Trump is responsible for everything the party does in other states, does that make Hillary personally responsible for the DNC shenanigans with Bernie, and the pay-for-play games with ambassadorships?

          Alternatively, is there any proof anywhere that the man himself actually had anything to do with the person that was convicted of fraud, that the person who was convicted of fraud committed any further, or that Trump was aware of such a potential?

          • olandp

            Well Kate, it seems you haven’t been paying attention, Hillary has been blamed for everything.

          • Kate

            So has Trump. Apparently, everything is the fault of the presidential candidates.

          • olandp

            To quote Mrs. Parker, “You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.”

          • Dazzer

            Why did you change your name on this board from ‘Kay’ to ‘Kate’?

            Is your fur all green and mossy this time of year?

          • David L. Caster
          • MonochromeMouse

            Your first paragraph is completely dismissable, there were no “DNC shenanigans with Bernie” he lost because he was unpopular, and he was unpopular because he didn’t have any clear plan to implement all the stuff he was going to do. And for the other bullshit Hillary “scandals”, they are about as true as any random article in any random issue of the national enquirer.
            As for the second paragraph, several Trump supporters were flat out caught and arrested for trying to vote multiple times. Trump did a lot of whining and crying about the election being rigged all up until the election, but when he “won” suddenly he was all “the people have spoken”. And the fact that he lost the popular vote by the largest margins ever also raises a lot of red flags.

    • kaydenpat

      Hmmmm mmmm. Seems like all the voter fraud is coming from their side.

    • lymis

      He’s white and a Republican. That’s not the kind of voter fraud they’re concerned about.

      It’s non-whites and Democrats voting legitimately that’s the kind of thing they want to stop.

  • djcoastermark

    At this point, I am advocating that January 20, 2017 be a National Day Of Mourning.

    • RoverSerton

      Reagan said it best, Mourning in America.

      • another_steve

        And so it goes, in all of life, that all things are relative.

        Compared with the pussy-grabbing Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan was a scholar and a statesman… yes?

        • RoverSerton

          Sadly, by comparison, so was W. The only president that comes to mind as uncouth as Trump is Andrew Jackson. (the Donkey representing Democrats is from him not minding being called a Jackass).

      • Gerry Fisher

        It truly is mourning

    • Uncle Mark

      And National Burning Flag Day or National Inverted Flag Day. I plan on doing the latter, as I did this past Nov 9th

      • OdieDenCO

        yep, my flag will signal distress that day

      • Nausea

        January 21 will be National Confederate Flag Burning Day

        • kaydenpat

          Now that sounds great.

          • Vedadmccarthy

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          • Librarykid

            Still buying those cars? You need a financial planner to manage your money because you don’t know a damn thing about it.

      • djcoastermark

        Thanks, I think I will too.

    • Lazycrockett

      I’ve already decided I’m watch TCM all day. No news for me on that horrible day.

      • another_steve

        Oh but TCM does that fuckin’ “theme programming” of theirs.

        Your luck, they’ll be showing only Ronald Reagan movies on Inauguration Day.

        • Dazzer

          Cartoon Network is also available

    • The Return of Traxley

      It should be a National Day of Protest.

      I think that’s already a given.

      • djcoastermark

        With flags at half mast.

        • The Return of Traxley

          Or burned.

    • another_steve

      I pity the Secret Service.

      With all the (much deserved) overt hatred and just-below-the-surface simmering hatred of Donald Trump out there, I pity the Secret Service.

      • Dave Babler

        I don’t, FUCK THEM, actually. They did such a shitty job during President Obama’s term I was convinced the agency was going to end up collapsing under the weight of cocaine and silicone implants.

        • another_steve

          How can you say the Secret Service did a shitty job during President Obama’s two terms?

          Now that we know that Trump got something like 46 percent of the popular vote — that 46 percent of voting Americans are white supremacists — you don’t think the Secret Service’s protection of President Obama these past eight years has been exemplary?

          • poli

            If America is so ‘white supremacist’ why is the legal immigration filled with more non-whites? Your funny when you spew nonsense.

          • another_steve

            Because in corrupt and unjust regimes — such as that envisioned by President Elect Trump — people of color are most at jeopardy.

            Most in need of sanctuary.

          • Robincho

            People who can’t spell “you’re” are fucking pathetic…

          • Librarykid

            and ignorant

          • Clive Johnson

            Fortunately the white supremacist lowlifes have had little influence in many policy areas.

          • The_Wretched

            The SS didn’t pay their whores. That’s shitty.

          • poli

            Joe doesn’t pay her whores either but no one bitches about it

          • The_Wretched

            Go away troll

          • poli

            wear a burqa and walk 10 paces behind me since that’s where women belong in Muslim culture.

          • The_Wretched

            blocked, fuck off

          • another_steve

            I expect perfection from no one. Not from you. Not from me.

            That President Obama is still alive speaks volumes for the skill and expertise of the Secret Service.

          • JCF

            I hope Obama’s Presidential memoir reveals the extent of the death threats/death PLOTS. I bet it will be STAGGERING, compared to any previous President (and Drumpf too).

        • poli

          The hookers were kinda embarrassing but it’s an average tuesday in the gay bar scene.

          • The_Wretched

            It’s conservative christians who hire gay prostitutes.

          • poli

            Only Conservative Chrisitans? Aren’t bath houses all in gayborhoods? Your theory hold no water. Try again loser

          • The_Wretched

            lrn2read – key word = hire

          • poli

            take death by dignity pills, make room for a person that likes being alive = hire dr kevorkian

        • Robincho

          The fact that Barack Obama is alive and healthy and still safe indicates to me that the Secret Service in fact is doing, and has done, an absolutely exemplary job. I’m sorry, but it just does…

      • poli po

        obama earned much more hate. his America-hating policies have turned millions of voters against him who voted for him in 08 and 12. Ever think about applying your speculation fairly since both politicians ‘earned’ the hate they receive?

        • another_steve

          President Obama is a flawed human being. I’m that, too. Probably you too.

          Donald Trump, however, is genuinely, profoundly, evil.

          There’s a difference fyi.

        • Lol voter turnout was lower but you keep telling yourself lies, Nazi filth.

          • poli

            Lol, call me a Nazi cuz I am a POC they would have killed in WWII. Nice your hate know no bounds. You can stew in your liberal hate and it’s funny to see you make all the excuses you can to paper over the truth. Your actions prove how dumb you really are. Calling me a Nazi is the best you got/. What a fucking loser HAHAHAHAHA

          • Dazzer

            Your colour is still white, yeah?

        • Clive Johnson

          You’re delusional. Name one instance of hatred for the US from Obama.

      • NancyP

        I don’t pity them. I do hope that they don’t over-exert themselves.

    • Liberals are Babies

      Also known as Liberal Adult Babies Day 2017.

      • agcons

        Quite unlike the shrieking about the recounts currently emanating from your hero, of course.

      • Chris H.

        Ummm, you just elected one of the biggest adult babies who whines and cries everytime he doesn’t get his way. And oh yea, president Man-Baby still LOST!

        • Falconlights

          That is my one comfort in all this, Even with the Russians helping to rig the election, the orange-utan lost the popular.

      • “Liberals are babies” says the Nazi who gets upset when you don’t coddle him.

    • kaydenpat

      It will be for most of us.

    • Dazzer

      You ought to find a seasonal flower that people could wear to indicate their refusal to accept Trump as president.

      The problem is that no flower is in blossom all over the USA on the 20th January. As a result of that, I’d suggest everyone wear a small dead twig on their lapel as a sign of the death of democracy.

      It’d be a small but symbolic gesture to show your opposition.

      • Mitsy

        Just cry into your mommies titties. That what all your friends will be doing. Actual adults will be moving on with their life because a president is just a figurehead and not your personal overseer

        • another_steve

          Mitsy, you will never be loved here if you don’t carefully proofread your comments before pressing the “post” button.

          Please gurl.

          Unlike on Breitbart, we have standards here.

        • Dazzer

          Err… you know that Social Skills course you’re doing online?

          Ask for your money back – the last 27 lessons didn’t work.

        • Clive Johnson

          You don’t understand much about government, do you.

      • Falconlights
    • Guest

      I’ve been in mourning for a few weeks, and will continue to be until Trump/Pence are history. May I live so long.

    • poli

      National Adult Babies Freakout day. Diapers and formula provided by Planned Parent…oh wait, they only abort life and never help sustain it.

      • djcoastermark

        Yum, I love baby back ribs, with extra barbie Q sauce! keep them feetersusses coming. aswipe.

        • Dazzer

          Oh yuck. Funny but yuck.

          On a par with “I love children, but I couldn’t finish a whole one”. 🙂

          • djcoastermark

            Remember, nobody likes spoiled children, so remember to use airtight containers for the leftovers.

          • DonnaLee

            C’mon, that’s a classic!

  • RoverSerton

    Why does it always have to be my beloved Michigan. Betsy DeVos, Blackwater, Amway… oh, the horrors.

  • crewman

    Did they read his resume or something? I can only guess the voter fraud was a key reason the Trump Campaign wanted him on board.

  • DesertSun59

    Once again, this is absolute proof of the Natural Law that states:

    “Whatever a Righties is dissing is precisely what they’re doing or about to do.”

    • boatboy_srq

      Hard to tell what’s worse: that they are the ones doing this, or that they feel justified doing it because (in their minds) the system is so skewed against them.

    • kaydenpat

      Yep. Projection is a Republican art form.

  • Max_1

    Rigged… for sure!

  • Michael R

    This is definitely enough of a reason to block Trump
    from ever entering the White House again .
    ( besides the hundreds of other reasons )

  • greenmanTN

    Why is it that we define certain crimes as “white collar” and give them lesser sentences even though they cause far more damage than so called “real” crime?

    Loot the retirees of a company, hundreds or thousands of them, out of the benefits they worked for, were promised and reasonably expected, ruining their llives, and you’ll get a slap on the wrist and maybe a few years in a low security prison much nicer than real prison.

    Hold up a convenience store for 300 bucks, which really only effects two people, the cashier and owner, and you get decades of hard time in a very violent and scary place.

    That seems out of whack to me.

    • Kate

      To a rich person, white collar crime is not a threat – it’s a cost of doing business. File an insurance claim, move on. On top of that, the rich aren’t targeted nearly as often as poor people or the middle class. When you loot the pension fund, you aren’t affecting them for the most part.

      A robbery (particularly armed robbery) is a huge threat to them. Large-dollar crimes (few victims, high dollar) tend to be treated much harsher, as well.

      • greenmanTN

        Thank you for answering, and I get your point, but to me “white collar” crime does far more far-reaching and extensive damage, but gets far less punishment.

        (And I know you’re not saying otherwise, I’m just thinking aloud and not disagreeing with you.)

        • Kate

          The system is horrible, and stacked against the poor. Minorities tend to get screwed because they tend to be poor, but as we’ve seen with celebrities, it’s the colour of one’s wallet that matters more than the colour of your skin.

          Rich people are able to influence the government to protect them, and the politicians care what they think. So, our legal system reflects that.

          • greenmanTN

            Steal a few million, welcome to the Country Club!

            Steal a few hundred and it’s off to the slanmer for several years and don’t drop the soap.

            (And I really do appreciate you responding and hope my responses don’t come across as rude because that is not my intent.)

          • Kate

            “[I] hope my responses don’t come across as rude ”

            Not at all! We all get to deal with the “best” justice system money can buy. I’ve unfortunately had the opportunity to see just how different things get with the legal system when you have (or don’t have) money for good lawyers.

          • greenmanTN

            Our “justice” system really is appalling. We have one of the highest (the highest?) rates of incarceration in the world and it disproportionately affects minority populations. It really does depend on whether you can afford a decent private lawyer or depend on a public defender. It isn’t that the PDs are bad people or bad lawyers, just that they are overworked and don’t have the resources and time to dedicate to their clients.

          • Kate

            It’s not just that they are overworked – they also make deals that are not always the best for their clients.

            I work with attorneys, and for a time was considering a career in criminal justice. Some of my instructors were former prosecutors, and I’ve worked with judges. The stories I hear from them are disheartening.

            Lawyers tend not to have a lot of friends, and they tend to run in the same circles. In effect, the cops, the judges, and the lawyers are coworkers. They will make deals out of court, or in judges chambers, without actually consulting the client. It’s impersonal, and about getting through the load.

            Public defenders will sometimes “throw the prosecutor a bone” in exchange for another client of theirs. This can sometimes advance the interests of justice (guilty person gets a fair sentence, innocent person gets off), or efficiency (no point in a lengthy trial for someone who is guilty and will be convicted anyway). There’s a problem, though, when they use “gut feelings” as a proxy for actual evidence.

            White people are more likely to be first time offenders than minorities, and there are certain biases that come with spending all day working with criminals. The black population, for example, is disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system, both because of higher rates of criminality, and higher rates of enforcement. This leads to unconscious bias, which reinforces that pattern.

            If someone has prior convictions and/or a dark complexion, the prosecutor is going to be less inclined to make a good deal deal, the judge is going to be less inclined to take a good deal, juries are more likely to convict, and the public defender is more likely to simply plea out for whatever is offered, rather than fighting for his client. If the client is innocent (which happens all too often), being black with priors pretty much guarantees a shit deal, if for no reason other than the prosecutor knows you will do worse with the judge and jury.

            So, the US throws people in prison, when they get out they can’t work, they are ineligible for welfare, so they go back to crime, and end up back in prison. Rinse, repeat.

            It’s horrible.

          • Gustav2

            “White people are more likely to be first time offenders than minorities”

            When? Before of after the WHITE collar crime?

          • Kate

            When? When they are arrested and hauled into court.

  • teeveedub

    Because of course.

  • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance
    • Treant

      Awesome sauce!

    • OdieDenCO

      WI raised their filing fee to $3.5m from $1.1m Monday. Stein’s new goal is $9.5 million.

      • Dazzer

        If only Stein weren’t so pernickity about scrupulously following US laws about overseas donations (unlike Trump). If foreigners could donate, she’d have hundreds of millions in donations right now.

      • zhera

        WHAT? The nerve of those assholes!

    • kaydenpat

      Good. This is what Secretary Clinton should have done. Even if nothing changes, it helps to the delegitimization of Trump.

  • The Return of Traxley

    This guy has been infamous since he tried to run for elected office at eighteen. He’s a know-it-all, full of himself, and the only way he got on the school board is the same reason incompetent people get elected — no one cared enough to find out who he is.

    He also shares Donnie’s taste in horrible tailoring: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f7b8d752cd24f5e5bd33ad42ca05ac32956faa943135e3bf40dcb265f44dac4.png

    • safari

      And face that needs slapping.

      • The Return of Traxley

        Line forms on the left. No limit on the number of slaps, get back in line as many times as you want. Throat punches are also permitted.

        • bzrd

          a big splooshy pie is ordered

      • agcons

        It’s the living definition of “brickable”, isn’t it?

    • another_steve

      I come from a long line of Eastern European Jew tailors. My maternal grandpa altered all my clothing for me until he died, when I was age 17.

      I know from quality tailoring.

      I’m horrified by that picture.

      • Dazzer

        Absolutely. I don’t know what thrift store he bought it from, but the salespeople must have really hated him.

        Also, didn’t his mother or father teach him how to iron a shirt?

        • another_steve

          The enemy is ill-clothed. Always.

          A fact of nature.

    • Paula

      Somebody is wearing Daddy’s old hand me down suit. He looks like a real big boy!

      • The Return of Traxley

        He still needs help with the big boy potty and wiping himself.

  • another_steve

    He seems nice.

    Question:

    Is there a variety of heroin out there that won’t kill me prematurely or cause me to act out in asocial ways?

    • ChrisMorley

      It’s called Diamorphine. It’s not available in the shops. Correct dosing is critical.
      http://patient.info/medicine/diamorphine

      Your diet of gin and olives seems easier to source and manage.

      • another_steve

        And again, Chris — many many thanks to you, our cousins across the pond, for your fine gins.

        They’ll keep me safe and sane for the next four years, at least.

  • olandp

    That is proof right there of election fraud, just like the Republicans have always claimed. They knew it was going on because they were doing it!

  • justme

    Looks like the Subway guy..
    Wonder what else he’s been playing with??

  • evan_la

    Lock him up! Lock him up!

  • coram nobis

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  • bkmn

    There is no good reason that this should have taken this long to convict him.

  • Ross

    O/T

    Well, it has been three weeks since the disaster of 11/8.

    And I am getting worse, not better. These three weeks have felt like ten years.

    Every bit of news about the orange slime feels like a kick in the nuts. I read about the totally unqualified assholes being named to run MY government and I have to work at not vomiting continually.

    And when I think of what might have been, I feel much much much worse. When I think about the incredibly qualified brilliant people who WOULD have been named to run MY government, I feel just destroyed.

    To top off this overwhelming sense of loss and despair is the fact that my income, wholly internet-based, has dropped like a stone since 11/8. The week before? My sales were UP 50% from the same week a year previous. So, when everybody thought Hillary was gonna win, all was great.

    And then…orange slime.

    I have been through a lot in life, and survived. But this? This? This feels different. This isn’t just me fucking things up. Rather, it feels like the world around me has gone stark raving mad, and that stupidity is CELEBRATED and incompetence is CELEBRATED and dishonesty is CELEBRATED and racism and homophobia and xenophobia and misogyny and sexual assault are all CELEBRATED.

    I am honestly not sure I can endure much longer.

    • Treant

      I have managed to go into a severe gastroenteritis attack, which I’m waiting to go away. And I’m getting heartily tired of chicken broth, soda crackers, and apples.

      This is very directly a result of the elections.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Believe it or not but my decently operating prostate decided to fuck with me starting 11/9.
        I havent been able to piss well since. As much prostate herbs as i take no luck yet.
        Stress fucking sux

        • Treant

          It probably just needs a good pounding.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Oh u bad boy. Lol. Im pretty much 100% exit only back there. But i did purchase a prostate stimulator on the advice of a friend. Lol

          • Treant

            In all seriousness, a doctor’s visit might be a good idea. If my little gastritis thing goes past two weeks, I’ll head to the gastroenterologist.

            Who will want to do the EGD with the garden hose down the throat. They’re always amazed at my lack of gag reflex…

          • Dazzer

            Hahahahaahahaha

        • Clive Johnson

          Please allow me to make a recommendation. I used the following for a month this past spring and had rather good results:

          http://www.lifeextension.com/vitamins-supplements/item01928/ultra-natural-prostate

          The only reason I’m not using it now is because I blow too money on other supplements, books, and everything else.

          Best of luck.

    • chrisinphx

      You are not alone Ross.

    • lk

      The election results are really hard to accept. Like you said, it shines a light on a mindset that could either embrace or ignore the horrible qualities of Donald Trump and go on to elect him. I think a lot of us had more faith in our fellow citizens. I’ve had bad dreams almost every night since 3 days before the election. I am encouraged by the voices around me that agree to work to minimize the damage. It also helps to know that he didn’t win the popular vote.

      • Dazzer

        The only voice you need to listen t at the moment is the one that informs the core of your being – and it’s telling you that you’re a good man who can survive all this.

    • kaydenpat

      ((Ross)). Right there with you. This feels like a rolling disaster. Can’t even lie. The only thing I can do is remind myself that things will get better as Dan Savage famously said. But it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better soon enough. Hope we can keep each other sane so we can fight back.

    • Friday

      This *is* different. Maybe more stupid than the arbitrary violence, torture and isolation many of use were taught to think was ‘normal,’ maybe not. Insane? Yes. All of we LGBT people pretty much being lined up as scapegoats for even more egregious fuckups of the greedy and fanatical? Yes.

      Frankly, all along when most of you boys were probably having pretty good times, I was *still* ‘enduring’ shit.

      That’s OK.

      This promises to be a Godsforsaken nightmare and we knew it. But there’s enough people been scapegoating us all along and with the exception of some rich ‘gay’ quislings, this shit is *most distinctly not our fucking fault.* Someone else chose this despite all best efforts, and *fuck* me if I’m going to take responsibility for these people’s choices *now.*

      Don’t let your actual *conscience* be their scapegoat, that’s what they want, even as they behave as irresponsibly as possible.

      We’re in a situation. That’s real, and everyone’s sorry except the bastards that really asked for it.

      We’re gonna do what we always do but the disgrace of this isn’t on us here, so don’t take that, it’s likely to be heavy enough. Quasi-random clip from one of my literary heroes and I knew *damn* well the sentiment of the opening theme.

      Some worship blame, some do what we have to to fix what we can.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUeBMwn_eYc

    • Gerry Fisher

      Hang in there, sir. Take breaks when necessary. And understand that some people only learn from painful consequences (they’ve had no clue as to how much Democratic resistance has buffered them since Reagan was elected). They will learn. And I hope you’re around to see the light bulb go off.

      All that being said, I get a whiff of slight nausea every couple of days when the Trump news is particularly bad (like yesterday). It’ll come and go. Focus on what you can do to make your day-to-day goings on better, and “bear witness” and protest when you have the energy. It’s all any of us can do.

    • Dazzer

      Take a deep breath, look in a mirror and remind yourself that you’re an intelligent person who has survived in the past and can survive now.

      You’re feeling bad and possibly defeated at the moment – but it’s only at the moment. This moment will pass and you will still have a life.It will be a different life, but it will still be one with joys and fascinations.

      Keep breathing, keep passing the open windows andkeep telling yourself that you’re not drowning. Instead, you’re finding new ways of swimming.

      What you’re feeling now will pass.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      When the election results were official on 11/9 I briefly lost the will to live. I got over it by shutting off the tv and avoiding the computer. I did this until I no longer felt sick and scared and instead was angry enough to fight. Take heart, you are not alone. Trump won by skullduggery. Yes, tens of millions of idiots and racists and sexist voted for him….but millions more people voted against him. And if people who are too young to vote had their way, this country would be liberal from coast to coast. And Trump would be the bad joke he should be.

      Our country will survive the Mango Despot, and we will too. We already survived Reagan, Bush 1, and Bush 2. We are tough enough to handle Trump’s dictatorship.

    • zhera

      You are among friends here. Why don’t you link to your business and perhaps some of the readers here can use your services? I know there are some well-off people here, and if what you can offer is a good product/service then PLENTY of us would like to use a gay/gay friendly business.

      Don’t be shy, it’s your livelihood. Link your business!

    • JCF

      One Day at a Time, Ross. Be present Right Now. Not in the future, NOW. Breathe. In. Out. In. Out…

    • Bad Tom

      I had the exact same problem.
      Seriously.
      It scared my husband.
      (((Hugs to You)))

    • Clive Johnson

      Please remember that Clinton won–but the electoral college, an anti-democratic historical leftover, is what counts in our deeply flawed system. A majority of people rejected Trump and all the awfulness he represents.

      Second, as I tell myself, there’s no point in letting the bad guys win a second time by letting despair, anger, depression and cynicism set up shop in my mind. It’s beneath me to give them this satisfaction. I have no desire to take on another burden on their account.

      All of my negativity from this election is being transmuted into two projects–intensifying my inner work: When I see all the shit in the world I vow to make myself someone who minimizes my participation in it and who hopefully is becoming the kind of person I want to see more of in the world.

      And two, I’ve renewed my commitment to my efforts to improve the world. I refuse to accept or participate in the dismantling of the things that make life livable for myself or others in this country. I don’t acknowledge laws and will break them if they violate basic rights. I refuse to take orders from anti-Semites, racists and bigots. I refuse to accommodate in any way the current counter-Enlightenment, the valorized ignorance, the happy go-along get-along non-thought around us.

      I refuse. And not only that I’m once again putting work into my own social change project.

      When the darkness descends the lights must burn brighter. Look around and you will see them gleaming.

  • Real Joey Jervis

    Just give it up Joe! Your pathetic attempt at narrative control using all the same ‘news’ sources as CNN just makes you look like the morbidly obese libcucktard you show yourself to be with every post. It’s 2016, no one actually listens to morbidly obese cis-gendered white men using their white privelage to ‘mansplian’ things to the LGBTQ ‘community’, ignoring LGBTQ POC issues. Your site Will be taken away from you since you offend POC and you must be forced to apologize for being white or suffer the consequences! You’ve been warned. P.S. if liberals had ideas that worked in the real world you could handle a challenge to your ideas. Since you silence everyone you don’t even believe the lies you post. If you believed in this shit you post you wouldn’t have to take down a single comment. Since you have shitty ideas means you have to lie about everything. You’re such a sad loser it’s funny to laugh at crying liberal babies who would rather bitch about Trump than develop better ideas and convince others by example. You just helped Trump win and you are to clueless to see that you turn off liberals like myself.

    • Kate

      You may want to see a doctor. There are pills that can help.

      • Treant

        Ain’ that many pills in all o’ Christendom, darlin’.

        • Kate

          That depends on the pill, doesn’t it? 🙂

          • Real Joey Jervis

            You wear Depends undergarments because you get fisted to much, like all your friends. Not something to be proud of dear, lolololol

          • Friday

            “Concern troll” fail. Go jerk off elsewhere.

          • Paula

            He sure seems to be worried about Gay sex. He just confirms my beliefs about x-tianity being a foul, diseased, perversion of the human mind. It is good only to control and warp people.

          • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

            Let us all know where we can send you our used Depends.

          • coram nobis

            Go Cialis, I think she’ll know. When logic and proportion have fallen softly dead, and the white knight is talking backward, and the Red Queen’s off with her head, remember what the dormouse said.

          • Real Joey Jervis

            Liberals silence speech they can’t control because bad ideas have bad consequences and you’re failing miserably at hiding it.

          • agcons

            Projection, right?

          • Treant

            True that, but the one I’m thinking of is not within website commentary bounds.

          • Kate

            Mine is. I support the right to euthanasia, as long as it’s voluntary (and not a temporary bout of depression).

          • Lumpy Gaga
          • Real Joey hervis

            Freedom of Speech has no bounds. What a fucking moron. If your liberal ideas worked you wouldn’t need to censor everyone including yourself. Why would you hate yourself so much to censor yourself so no one around isn’t ‘offended’. Life is gonna be hard for you but you’re a fuckin retarded baby so if you just took your death by dignity cocktail a Syrian immigrant can take your place since liberals make them more important than American Caucasian homosexuals.

        • Real Joey Jervis

          Muslim kill homosexuals but you would rather ignore actual violence towards gays to spread lies about Christians. The pill u should take is the death by dignity pill. Make room for an illegal immigrant if you are a real liberal.

          • Kate

            Yes, they do. Christians do, too (though at many orders of magnitude less). The Christians have generally been getting less religious since the crusades, and their power has been decreasing.

            Muslim refugees will be a threat to gay people if large numbers of them come over. If the numbers are kept relatively small, and they integrate (rather than being forced into self-reinforcing enclaves), the US can handle them without risk to gay people.

          • Real Joey Jervis

            Really? You got proof that Christians in migrant camps are persecuting homosexuals? Gee, all the facts point to muslim refugees as causing those. Post the Christian toward gays violence you allude to. You’re full of shit and it shows dear. You can’t control the narrative and the facts speak for themselves. Your liberal indoctrination is sad as fuck to see on display. What a waste of a life.

          • Kate

            “You got proof that Christians in migrant camps are persecuting homosexuals?”

            Not migrant camps, just specific Christians. Here’s an example:

            Ronald Gay entered a gay bar in Roanoke, Virginia on September 22, 2000, and opened fire on the patrons, killing Danny Overstreet, 43 years old, and severely injuring six others. Ronald said he was angry over what his name now meant, and deeply upset that three of his sons had changed their surname. He claimed that he had been told by God to find and kill lesbians and gay men, describing himself as a “Christian Soldier working for my Lord;” Gay testified in court that “he wished he could have killed more fags,” before several of the shooting victims as well as Danny Overstreet’s family and friends.[131]

          • Real Joey Jervis

            Yawn, that’s fake news. Try again moron. Seems you had to dig too deep into the news no one ever heard of file to ‘prove’ your point. Pulse nightclub proves my point. But you ignore than in favor of trying to convince me that this link is how all Christians act. You are fucking stupid.

          • Kate

            “Your liberal indoctrination is sad as fuck to see on display.”

            I voted for Trump, fucktard. I grew up, gay, in a religious family – I know of Christian persecution because I. Have. Lived. It.

            I have no desire to “control the narrative” – just to call out bullshit wherever it is, whatever side, wherever the source.

          • Friday

            Well, your own nonsense is no surprise, you and yer fellow Trumper can go get a room now.

          • Friday

            What kind of idiot are you that thinks we care what brand of *bat* some monotheis asshole swings at us?

          • agcons

            Well, now this horseshit sounds familiar. You’re an old face in this neighbourhood, aren’t you, but with yet another alt-name.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Are they the ones marked “HCN”?

        • Kate

          I didn’t think those came in pills.

    • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

      Is this for your after-school project about trolling? If so, C for effort, but poor execution. Please try harder next time.

      • Real Joey Jervis

        Your after school project was trying on Hijabs to be in ‘solidarity’. What a loser.

        • Friday

          Your Trump has low standards. You’ll have to do better than parroting him.

          • Real Joe Jervis

            Clinton has NO standards. Now she’s allied with Jill Stein for a failed recount effort. She is more of a fucktard than we all thought and she shouldn’t have ever been a candidate. Just because her husband cheated on her doesn’t mean she deserved the White House. That’s not how the real world works. Sorry you can’t handle it and work hard for a candidate with a ground game.

      • Treant

        Donny discovered Disqus.

    • SoCalGal20

      PLEASE. This 4Chan/8Chan bullshit divide & conquer “strategy” didn’t work on tumblr during Gamergate and it’s not going to work here. Lamely impersonating an outraged liberal POC is just the same idiotic trolling I’ve seen time and again. Up your game or get out.

      • Treant

        He was momentarily amusing, at least…but finally, flag, block, downvote, and move on.

        • Real Joey Jervis

          Can’t block. The site admin has no clue what they’re doing. Maybe they should secure the site instead of trying to illegally use the IP log data to publically shame users that don’t agree with mizz jervis or whatever of the 50 facebook ‘genders’ he morphed into today providing no scientific proof as the basis for the change in gender beyond his poor wittle feewlingz, Bwahahahahaha

          • jsmukg

            News flash, MORONbot: Killfile. Read it and weep.

      • Real Joey Jervis

        LOL, seems to be worked as intended. Liberal fucktards are so easy to pwn. lol. You can’t help but keep proving my point for me. You are soo fucking clueless. Typical liberal loser

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      There are two kinds of people: My kind of people, and assholes. And I think you know which kind you are. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3eafbbc86a08e19717d3dc0fb2a532de33842c157775c1c9fbae33519c4ae7c5.jpg

      • Real Joey Jervis

        “Your kind of people” should all sign up for death by dignity to make room for all the illegal immigrants cramming across the border before immigration laws are upheld again. Do the right thing and fucking kill yourself in the name of giving illegal immigrants the life you gave up.
        The two kinds of people that matter are ones who allow freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Anything else trying to control it just makes you look as stupid as you act.

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          I’d say fuck you, but it’d have to be someone else’s dick!

          • Real Joey Jervis

            Whatever, lol. No one will ever fuck you because genderless isn’t fuckable even though facebook says it is. Get a clue loser. Your hijan needs to be applied tighter, oxygen is still getting through to your brain sadly.

          • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

            Troll of the day, who will it be?!

          • Real Joey Jervis

            hahaha, no one you care about so why not move on to fisting yourself already

          • Mrs. Councillor Nugent
        • Jmdintpa

          maybe someone will put a bullet in your forehead and put you out your misery. get over yourself queen… people here put up with much worse than you in the real world. go diddle yourself now …. while your daddy watches.

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          But I’m already illegal. . .immoral. . .and fattening 🙂

    • agcons

      You know, it’s people like you who make life miserable for everyone else by barging into their homes, donning white gloves, and molesting the fried chicken.

      • Real Joey Jervis

        You know, it’s libcuckfucktards like yourself that handed Trump the White House. Once you get a clue you can’t buy at Target you might have a chance at a life. Until then it’s funny seeing you under the complete control of liberal media oligarchs. Tighten your hijab mofo! Muslims are offended that womyn show their face ever.

        • agcons

          You’re even more stupid than you seem. I did absolutely nothing to hand Trump the White House. Can you guess why, my little poppet?

      • Treant

        Bratfart must be down at the moment.

        • agcons

          I can hardly wait for it to start running its fingers along the tops of picture frames.

        • coram nobis

          Bot infestations on decks five and six, Captain.

  • coram nobis
    • Vista-Cruiser

      And they printed that cover a few days before election day.

  • Cuberly

    OT: The #DumpKelloggs hashtag is quite entertaining right now.

    https://twitter.com/Pappiness/status/804081052327219200

    • Sam_Handwich

      lol

  • Sam_Handwich

    electors?

    • Kate

      Won’t do anything. You don’t get to be an elector without being the type of person likely to follow your pledge to vote what the state wants. There aren’t enough electors willing to flip votes to change things, and if they did, it would just put it to Congress, who would re-elect Trump.

      • Sam_Handwich

        yeah, i know. entrenched partisans.

        i’d just like a handful of them to pick Romney, Ryan, Kasich. (Hillary would be cool too, but not counting on it.) if only to add more wieght to the massive poplar vote losing margin

        • Kate

          Personally, I’d have loved to see Bernie as VP. That would have been a fun campaign.

          • Gustav2

            LOL. you’re funny.

    • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance
  • TomLoner

    How many illegals do you guys suspect voted in California alone? I mean, forget any other state just California? More than 12? What about those videos of democrats bragging about rigging elections? Or better yet…..how many counties are in the USA and out of those counties how many did Trump win? Even with democrats padding the votes with illegals and dead people. Where the story about that on this propaganda site?

    • agcons

      And you’re a loner because . . . oh, that’s a tough one.

    • SoCalGal20

      You do realize that Clinton won counties with TWO THIRDS of the economy of the U.S., right? Or did they fail to mention that to you on Faux News and Breitfart?

      https://twitter.com/khanoisseur/status/803383238899208193

    • stevenj

      Deal With It.

    • Lol you need this precious lie about “illegals” voting for Hillary because you can’t live with the fact that America doesn’t look like you. This is what we mean when we say that neo-Nazis are coddled. They need to spoon feed all this bullshit about “real Americans” otherwise their precious false nostalgia is shatter.

      Guess what, scum? Areas with diversity tend to attract better economy therefore attract more people and also vote liberal.

  • kaydenpat

    Didn’t Trump tweet about illegal votes? This is what he must have meant. /s

  • Mitsy

    When
    the fuck is Joe Jervis of Chelsea NYC moving to Cuba? Morbidly obese cis-gender white men
    mansplaining things is Very Offensive and Joe must be treated like Brian
    Eich and must lose his job because he offended a transgendered POC who
    happens to have different political views. Joe is a disgusting religious
    bigot who would rather silently approve of gays being killed at the
    hands of Muslims and use actual fake news from liberal overlords to
    trash Christians. Joe is just a hack and he even admitted as much. Even he can’t lie That well. He’s no billary

    • agcons

      Same old shit, different month (and alias). Boring.

      • coram nobis

        These may be bots. Someone should send them back to Russia where they came from.

        https://politicalwire.com/2016/11/18/pro-trump-chatbots-flooded-social-media/

        • agcons

          There are a lot of phrases in common, all right. If they’re not bots, they’re working from a really limited set of ideas.

          • coram nobis

            May be same level AI, very conditional “A” and “I”. But they have been cropping up.

            https://politicalwire.com/2016/11/18/pro-trump-chatbots-flooded-social-media/

          • agcons

            Interesting, and I agree on your assessment of the “A” and “I”.

          • agcons

            Bad Steven Spielberg movies as a reply. And you wonder why Trump won. Clueless liberal losers that act like adult babies, story at 10 on CNN.

          • agcons

            If only it were Shake ‘n’ Bake and you helped.

          • agcons

            limited is the liberal though plantation that you prefer to stay on instead of living a full life with full rights of speech in religion exercised and not just when liberal overlords tell you. Its sad you are proud of being a mindless liberal lemming.

          • agcons

            Witter-twitter yabber-jabber blither-blather blah.

          • agcons

            Nonsense is all you can peddle. It’s like the liberal agenda. Nothing but illogical nonsense. Thanks for confirming your hijab wearing ways since you fear Muslims and liberals more than life itself.

          • agcons

            If only you were as convincing as Ethel Merman was promoting Rose Lotion Vel.

          • Bad Tom

            It’s cool that killfile can tell the difference between the real agcons and the fake.

            Bonus!

          • Dazzer

            ‘Putinbots’ are real and verifiable.

            There’s a whole ‘disinformation/discord’ unti set up outside St Petersburg.

            The unit works 24 hours a day speading propaganda through social media. Staff are given brieifing sheets and suggested lines to work from – and they pump those out all day.

            There are various levels of seniority based on command of English (and other languages – currently, they’re starting to use German and French speakers to influence those countries’ upcoming General Elections), and the speed at which they can respond to differing arguments.

            This is not ‘tin-foil hat/conspiracy’ stuff.

            It’s easily verifiable through internet searches – which will throw up reputable sources.

        • Nasan

          Russia is where you said you are going now that Trump won. You wanted to prove to yourself that Pravda themselves are responsible for Trumps win since you’re unable to accept the result of an election. Seems like you backed yourself into a corner. Leave the US so illegal immigrants who actually love America can make a better life for themselves and their families since you’re an fat and unhappy genderless liberal obama/billary worshipper.

      • agcons

        Says the anon wearing a burqa in ‘solidarity.’ Whatever loser. Why didn’t you kill yourself to make room for illegal Syrian immigrants can take your place?

        • agcons

          Also boring, and predictable.

          • agcons

            Hrm, Pulse nightclub patrons weren’t predicting it like you say. Tell then why they are so wrong since you seem to know it all.

          • agcons

            Now you’re unravelling a bit. Good, keep it up.

          • agcons

            Says the genderless facebook wonder. You prove that I am right since you can’t use facts to support your arguement, just the daily-changing liberal talking points. billary and obama were homophobic anti-gay bigots in 2008 when they Both said “Marriage is one man and one woman because God’s in the mix.” Funny you get selective amnesia. Makes you look as dumb as you act. You’re unraveling dear. Cry in your mommies tittes and sit in the street to ‘protest’ a democratic election that is the envy of the world. You’re such a loser. Thanks for showing that true side of yourself.

          • agcons

            Now I know you’re a bot. That demented screed is too scrambled even for word salad.

    • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

      You again?

      • Moebym the Goym

        Why aren’t you in Cuba yet? Trump won so get the fuck out like you said you would. No one wants you here. Think of the illegal immigrants that can take your place once you land in Cuba.

        • Jmdintpa

          that the best you got… please bitch my people have suffered worse and were still here. get lost your laughable

          • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

            He (it?) can’t even freaking spell a slur correctly. Pathetic.

          • Mitsy

            spelling errors happen with Joe daily. ride er fuckin tits for it to or gtfo ya libcuckfucktard

          • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

            lolololololololololololol. Weaksauce.

          • Moebym the Goym

            ha. you can’t use facts so you can project all you want. makes you look as dumb as you act.

          • Dazzer

            Somewhere on 4chan, they’re sending out search parties to find their missing idiot.

    • Sam_Handwich
    • billbear1961
      • Dazzer

        Bits of Jarre’s music remind me of this:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1GJtFULzyQ

        This clip doesn’t show up the similarities as much as they exist – but it’s fun.

        For those of you with an interest in trivia, the Colonel Bogey here is the same ‘bogey’that exists on golf courses.

        The original ‘Bogey’ was a character in a music hall song.was a child-terrifying monster in the vaudeville/music hall song: “The Bogey Man”.

        In 1890, ken golfer Dr Thomas Brown was playing golf in Great Yarmouth and realised that his main opponent was the ‘par’ for the course (the number of srokes a professional golfer would take to complete the course). He decided that the par for the course was The Bogey Man and nicknamed it as such.

        The name stuck and was an insulting name for the par (because the Bogey Man always won) until the 1940s when it became the par+ 1.

        The name of ‘The Colonel Bogey March’ was derved entirely from the sport of golf – as the concept of a beatable enemy.

        Long post, I know. But trivia fans might like it.

        • billbear1961

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fAjyFbyb4o

          (They will insist on spelling “bogey” b-o-o-g-e-y. Seems like an appropriate song for the Age of Trump.)

          • Dazzer

            Superb. Thank you for that.

            Of interest to no one but myself, bogey was the first time I ever understood that Americans spelt words differently and pronounced then differently – even though they had the same meaning.

            When I was a kid growing up on a desert island (yes, I was born and spent a significan part of my childhood on a desert island), an American family moved in slightly down the hill.

            They arrived with bizarre things like skate boards, cinamon toast and bubble gum – all of which were heartily welcomed by the other multi-national children of the neighbourhood.

            But when the son of the family (who was the same age as me) insisted that there was a boogieman and the dried snot out of your nose was called a booger rather than the correct bogie, I hit him. He hit me back and we wrestled around on the floor and then became firm friends as only 4-year-olds can.

            He was still wrong though – and all these years later I wouldn’t hesitate to smack him in the mouth if he insisted boogeymen existed. If it’s not a bogey, it’s not real!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Sorry to hear about your Mom going to jail, but faking signatures is a big no-no.

  • ultragreen

    Ignoring the other indiscretions of Mr. Hall, stealing money from a school fund-raising event while you are a school board member seems really low to me, even for a criminal.

    • billbear1961

      It’s a Trumpist.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Looks young, too. [Sniff]

      They grow up so fast. My VCR is flashing 12:00 but these kids today are stealing from schoolboards.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Cuts out the fig leaf of the charter-school middleman.

      Direct $$ from school bake sales into the pockets of right-wingers.

  • SoCalGal20

    I’m assuming this is just one troll?

    • agcons

      I think so, but who the fuck knows any more? The new accounts are being created very quickly, the syntax is similar, and “idea” repository equally limited. Others have said it’s a bot, which is probably true.

      • coram nobis

        And the same keywords. I believe they want to cuck somebody’s sock.

        • agcons

          Well, mine certainly isn’t available.

      • SoCalGal20

        Yes I saw the link about Putinbots. Perhaps we should take it as a badge of honor feel that JMG is worthy of a bot attack lol.

    • bzrd

      yes, it’s Amber who is tired of her $98/minute, 24/7 job earning enough to buy a Roles Royce everyday for the past 6 months; she’s bored and trying to get a life but doesn’t have the smarts to get out of bed, sad

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        I think it’s Kellyanne Conway.

        • bzrd

          kelly con-always? you might be right but amber does show up often even after her name change

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            I think we’re both right. Have Amber and Kellyanne ever been seen together?

          • bzrd

            never, and kells looks like she’s had many a rough night

          • Dazzer

            Not outside of a psychiatric exam, no.

        • Lazycrockett

          No she’s to busy telling students not to use Drumpf’s history of sexual assault as a way of getting attention.

    • ultragreen

      I wish Donald Trump would stop trolling this site.

    • It’s probably the homocon troll that Joe dealt with yesterday

  • Lazycrockett

    I leave for 1/2 hour to go play Skyrim and look at all the trolls I missed. Dammit.

    • margaretpoa

      I love Skyrim! Killing Draugr Deathlords and vampires is certainly more pleasant than contemplating (shudder) President Trump.

      • Lazycrockett

        I have finally gotten around to deciding if i want to join up with the Imperials or the Stormcloaks.

        • Treant

          And the verdict is?

          • Lazycrockett

            I signed up as a stormcloak but I still have the jagged crown and, and from what I’m reading I can be a turn coat and join the Imperials. I’m thinking of doing that just to see what happens. Both sides seem rather sketchy from what I’ve read online.

          • Why can’t they just let the dragonborn declare himself high king?

          • Lazycrockett

            You have to be a Jarl to be High King.

          • Psht just get rid of the Jarl of the Rift. Both the imperial and stormcloak Jarls are massively undeserving.

          • RJ Bone

            There’s a mod that lets you be High King 😉

        • margaretpoa

          Took me forever to make that call too but in the end, it was Ulfric Stormcloak’s rank bigotry that made me side with the Imperials. Besides, one can be an Imperial and still kill Thalmor Justiciers.

    • The special edition? I was playing fallout.

  • Ninja0980

    Is it troll hour?

    • coram nobis

      Little green men in chatbot form. Secure the ports and interior ministry, stat!

    • ultragreen

      Someone forgot to lock the cage of the Zombie Nazis again.

      • DaddyRay

        They have a distinct sewer smell

        • William

          Chanel #2.

    • djcoastermark

      Seems like 2 4 1 or 3 4 1. sheesh.

  • Jmdintpa

    damn illegal immigrants come over and vote and take my job… wait what… he’s a white guy.. and us citizen… this is a lie then. its not true. hey look over there a queer is getting married…. lets get’em

  • billbear1961

    I’m sure the felon will receive a pardon from the Imperial degenerate.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13d32a327e9aea6192f9c6b9c4aa1047b6c7fb2440a2692dc6ac0cb2b2fda0c7.jpg

    • Earl

      IIRC, the founding fathers of the USA were worried that the Republic would turn into a new Roman Empire.

      Are we there, yet? Or do we have to wait for a Caesar to be assassinated first?

  • Gerry Fisher

    We saw the seeds being sewn with the Young Republicans in the early 80s, but these people seem to have been taught that nothing matters other than winning. It’s so pathetic.

    • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

      And since they can’t win honestly with their policies, they win by cheating.

    • SoCalGal20

      Given the examples of their Republican elders, is it really surprising?

    • Cuberly

      They have cover to begin governing again.

      Yep, this is pathetic.

    • William

      We had the Reagan Youth in my high school. Scary bunch.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And Young Americans for Freedom years before that.

      • Jerry

        “Just say no” to Reagan youth.

        • William

          There was a ‘I heart Ronald Reagan’ pep rally at my school. I was lucky enough to get a dentist appointment scheduled that forced me to miss the rally.

          • Jerry

            I remember my senior year when me and several of my friends inappropriately cheered when he was shot.

          • William

            There were cheers all across my school when that happened. Prior to the shooting the big topic was that every president elected in a year ending in zero had died in office. We figured the prophecy was being fulfilled.

            Reagan had to ruin it for everyone.

    • lattebud

      I had a high-school buddy who went to college in DC. The used to go find homeless people, take them to Goodwill to buy them an outfit, bus them to a Democratic event to protest, give them dinner, and dump them off. They thought they were so clever… until all of them had positive TB tests later that year.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Another hashtag is rather humorous right now. #BreitbartCereals

    https://twitter.com/DaDorq/status/804120501618675712

    • agcons

      Gawd, I’m dying. “Frosted Shredded Rights”. “Honeycombover”.

      • Cuberly

        “Loopy Fucks” lol….

      • poli

        Don’t forget libcuckturd flakes, joe’s favorite when she is on the rag.

        • William

          Aw Milo, did the queen let you out of Broadmoor?

          • Dazzer

            Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News keeps him in her basement ans still kicks him around a bit when she wants a bit of stress release.

      • Treant

        Tony the Alt-Righter says, “Thiiiiird Reich!”

        • Dazzer

          Turd Reich. Sorry to correct your spelling.

    • JTC

      The best food-related snark since #PaulasBestDishes, lol

  • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance
  • SoCalGal20

    Oh nooooo (cute and scared animal alert)

    https://twitter.com/imthatgentleman/status/803973182675972097

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Oh that little bear is soOOoo adorable!!

      • SoCalGal20

        It is but also sad because it was separated from its mother.

    • djcoastermark

      Thanks for the troll break. so cute.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      “Ribbit.”

      “Grabbit.”

  • saucetin

    [im]poli troll, trolling below, provoking Planned Parenthood donations:
    $20 pledged for every post you make on this thread. You wanna play?

  • Dom Saunders

    This is a bit misleading. He was convicted of fraud for stuff he did under the sake of another candidate. At worst, his presence in Trump’s campaign comprises the integrity of the overall ballot there, but not enough to warrant an entire state audit of the votes. This isn’t going to do much to change the fact he still won that state, fraudulent petition signatures for the sake of another candidate notwithstanding.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Wrong.

      • Dom Saunders

        Okay, and how is that?

        • Lumpy Gaga

          It’s bigly wrong.

          • Dom Saunders

            If you’re not going to bother trying to make a point as to why, don’t waste my time.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I’ve good words. The best words for you.

  • No where do I find what he ever did for the campaign. This article is lying. This guy was just a Michigan Republican party member, never hired by Trump. Lies, lies, lies, typical liberal crap.

    • Learn English, Trumptard.

    • David L. Caster

      It would seem that your reading comprehension may need improvement.

      Hall has stayed busy the past few years working on various political campaigns across the country and most recently ran for the state House 89th District seat, but he was defeated in the Republican primary in August. He also worked on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign.

      The article said nothing about Brandon Hall being hired by Trump or the Trump campaign—you made that part up.

      • Well what did he do, who hired him, etc.? Nothing. You won’t find that info because the article is a lie. This is FAKE NEWS.

        • David L. Caster

          Neither the article nor I asserted any of the things you are accusing us of. You have clearly made that up which makes you an intentional noise source in this case.

          None of what you are asserting appears in the coverage by the Grand Haven Tribune which is a legitimate newspaper founded in July 10, 1885—not a “fake” news site or otherwise a source of intentional misinformation born of some internet echo chamber. You know that it is a real news outlet because you have commented there on this very article and you have pushed your straw-man so hard both here and there that the stuffing has come out of it.

          Dismissed.

          • The implication is all over that story, so give it a rest. And by fake news, I mean a phony, disingenuous story by the MSM. They ARE the real fake news, not this new “fake news” idea the government is trying to use in collusion with social media to quell free speech. You wanna go at this let’s do it. But of course you don’t want to get real, that’s why you dismissed me. Lilly livered chicken heart, I’ll smash your apologist bullshit. We both know the story is making an implication, and it’s purpose is to de-legitimize Trump. And the date the paper was born makes not an ounce of difference. Adding that is just more disingenuous bs.

          • David L. Caster

            Go on. Quote the exact words that support your position.

          • “worked with the campaign” with no details at all what he did.

          • David L. Caster

            And no further conclusion was offered. The facts were reported plainly and without interpretation. The original quote that I took from the article stated a simple fact without further comment. The obvious conclusion being that Brandon Hall was a Republican campaign worker that busied himself working in Republican campaigns, one of which was (plausibly) the Republican running for POTUS. No value judgment was offered by the paragraph in question. The paragraph that follows my original excerpt contains a quote:

            “Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question, but his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges,” Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, said following Hall’s conviction on Wednesday. “The fact that the Trump campaign and the Michigan Republican Party embraced Brandon Hall is just one more reason to recount and audit the vote in Michigan. [Emphasis mine.]”

            I believe your beef would be with Mr. Scott and not myself or the newspaper. At least one other news source is reporting that:

            Hall, 27, hasn’t been accused of wrongdoing for his work for Trump in Michigan — one of three swing states carried by the President-elect that is now part of a recount effort.

            In fact, it is unclear just exactly how Mr. Hall was involved with the Trump campaign in Michigan as of reporting up to 12/1/2016.

          • It looks pretty clear to me. It’s total smear. You’re showing the smear. And concluding it’s not a smear. Sorry buddy, the sky is blue. You show great evidence for my point. Thank you.

            It’s even a bit more than my characterization,”implied”. They’re making a direct criticism of Trump by calling him a hypocrite. Evidence of alleged hypocrisy is given in the form of Hall. How is that not bs?

            No, my beef is not with Scott, because the publication decides what to include in their stories. You frame it like news is chosen at random and they’re just reporting. Gimme a damn break. That very characterization is disingenuous and cynical. The least they can do would be to include what he did for the campaign. Prove he even worked with them. What did he do, who hired him, etc.

            Disgusting leftist propaganda.

          • David L. Caster

            I’ll watch for you to hold right-wing news sources to the same standard.

          • Absolutely. Or better yet, show me. Links are fine. But it better be real right wing stuff. Not the fake right like Fox news. I could point plenty out there myself. I’m coming at you from the new real right wing. We only deal in truth. I’ll wait for a link or two, but I won’t hold my breath.

      • You lied by implying it. As well as them. You know it disingenuous. But you’re a garbage poster so I don’t expect much from you.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Wow. This story has really unleashed them.

    Wonder how that works….

    • William

      The Kremlin has special internet keywor scanning software.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “You’ve got… a record!”

  • Moebym of the Rebel Alliance

    Damn, the trolls are out in full force today. Don’t think I’ve ever blocked so many users in my history on Disqus.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      This caused me to count my blocks, and it’s 23: the age that young Mr. Hall here was when he was committing those electoral felonies.

      (Was it worth it, Dumptruck*?)

      (*My generic term for Trump acolytes.)

    • cyou

      Afraid of free speech asshole?

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I may make this Dumptruck’s face my new avatar. It’s calming to see the face of the Trollmania currently afflicting us, and seeing how genetically robbed they are.

    That screecap is an oil painting of FAIL!

  • Mike Knife

    Trump and his followers are criminals.

    • Tor

      Mmmmm. Trump is a criminal, but most of his followers are just delusional.

      • Homo Erectus

        or deplorable.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Somehow Democrats will get stuck with the blame, just like they always do.

  • JCF

    [Is that one of the Brat Pack?]

    Lock Him Up!

    • Snarkaholic

      Yes, it’s Alley Shady.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The Real Dim Shady

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  • Rick Zajac

    Another Michigan embarrassment along with the DeVoss’s, the Prince family (remember Betsy’s brother Erik?) and Ted Nugent. But we still have Motown!