Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump Vows To “Leave My Great Business”

Politico reports: President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will leave his “great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country” in the White House. The Manhattan billionaire made the announcement on Twitter and said he will hold a formal press conference to discuss it further on Dec. 15. Trump promised throughout the presidential campaign ...

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Log Cabin Question Sinks Jeopardy! Contestant [VIDEO]

Last night a Jeopardy! contestant hit the Daily Double in the “Leaning Conservative” category. Pundit S.E. Cupp appeared with the answer: “Although I’m politically conservative, I support same-sex marriage as part of a group of Republicans dating from 1977 & named for this structure.” As you’ll see, the contestant delivered an incorrect question, perhaps because the Log Cabin Republicans have ...

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SWAMPY SWAMP SWAMP: Trump Names Goldman Sachs Bankster Steve Mnuchin As Treasury Secretary

The Wall Street Journal reports: President-elect Donald Trump will name longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, turning to a campaign loyalist and fundraiser for the incoming administration’s top economic cabinet post, a transition official said Tuesday. Mr. Mnuchin built his career sniffing out undervalued assets and converting them into massive profits. But perhaps his ...

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Merriam-Webster Issues Plea About “Fascism”

Somehow the right wing Washington Examiner manages not to mention Trump in their story about this tweet, which was flagged for us by JMG reader John. The good people at Merriam-Webster practically begged users to search for any word other than “fascism” so the dictionary company could avoid making it the word of 2016. In a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon, ...

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REPORT: Trump Offers “Luxury Perks” And Personal Meetings To Million Dollar Donors To His Inauguration

From the Pulizter-winning Center For Public Integrity: Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is offering huge perks — prime tickets, luxurious lodging, access to the president-elect himself — in exchange for six- and seven-figure contributions from individual and corporate contributors. Donors in the “$1,000,000+” category will receive four tickets to a “leadership luncheon” billed as an “exclusive inaugural event” for donors in ...

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Unidentified Potatoe Visits Trump Tower

Secretary of Spelling? ABC News reports: In an unexpected sighting Tuesday, former Vice President Dan Quayle showed up at Trump Tower to offer his “personal congratulations” to President-elect Donald Trump, who has been meeting with potential Cabinet picks this afternoon. “I was in the area and I stopped by to see the president-elect to offer personal congratulations to him. I ...

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McCain Gets Testy About Trump’s Latest Tweet: I Won’t Respond To Every Stupid Thing That Guy Says [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Republican Sen. John McCain said he’s still done with questions about President-elect Donald Trump. McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju about Trump’s tweet about flag burning. “I have not been commenting on Mr. Trump and I will continue not to comment on Mr. Trump,” McCain told Raju. On Tuesday, Trump proposed a ...

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TRUMP KISS-UP: Sen. Joe Manchin Threatens To “Beat The Hell Out Of” Anybody He Sees Burning The Flag

Because he fears Donald Trump, of course. Via The Hill: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lashed out at flag burning on Tuesday after President-elect Donald Trump raised the issue. “It’s a First Amendment right, but you do it in front of me, I’m going to beat the hell out of you,” Manchin said, according to a Roll Call reporter. Manchin is ...

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Kellogg’s Bans Ads From Breitbart Over Hate Speech

Bloomberg reports: Kellogg Co. is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. Brands that advertise on Breitbart have drawn flak in recent weeks, with activists saying the website espouses racist and anti-Semitic views. A screen shot showing an advertisement for ...

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Sean Hannity: Trump Should Ban Press From The White House And Just Have His People Tweet The News

“They’re all in this hyperventilating mode about ‘fake news’ now, but they are fake news. That’s them. It’s now on display for the world to see. People don’t need them any more. They’re done. I suggested the other day that if any of these organizations were involved in collusion with the Clinton campaign, why do they get a seat in ...

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TRAILER: Beaches Remake Starring Idina Menzel

Billboard reports: Lifetime has finally unleashed the first trailer for its remake of the 1988 weepy melodrama Beaches starring Idina Menzel as C.C. and Nia Long as Hillary. In the clip the pair meet as children and pose in a photo booth before we see them as adults, with Menzel taking on the role of an aspiring singer originally played ...

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SUPERCUT: Jim Bakker Demonstrates How His Slop Buckets Will Prepare You For Trump’s America [VIDEO]

YouTube satirist Vic Berger has posted another of his supercut videos, this time stitching together Jim Bakker’s notorious slop bucket pitches with his insane claims that Donald Trump is a messenger sent by White Jesus and that God His Damn Self will soon destroy California with earthquakes for having defied His Pissy Will by voting for Hillary Clinton. Watch below. ...

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YOU TAKE THAT BACK: Fox Host Flips Out After Former Mexican President Compares Trump To Castro [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is comparing Donald Trump to Fidel Castro, saying the president-elect is “very similar” to totalitarian leaders. “Cuba is going to be a great Latin American nation as soon as they get rid of the Castros,” Fox told host Dagen McDowell on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday. “So nobody needs dictators. ...

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Gov. Chris Christie: Psych! I’m Not Resigning! [VIDEO]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this morning called off today’s press conference and instead said it would be a “press announcement.” The change sparked widespread rumors that he would be resigning even though Trump has apparently passed him over for any job, but no. The Associated Press reports: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced plans to completely renovate the ...

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TENNESSEE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Threatens Dollywood

ABC News reports: Guest cabins at Dollywood have been evacuated amid a series of raging wildfires nearby in Tennessee, according to a representative for the resort and the state’s emergency management agency. The news comes as the town of Gatlinburg and nearby communities, including a portion of Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, have come under a mandatory evacuation order. ...

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Trump Names Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Wife Of Sen. Mitch McConnell, As Transportation Secretary

Talking Points Memo reports: Donald Trump has chosen former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, multiple sources told Politico Tuesday. Chao also served as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush. She is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet-level position. According to ...

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Trump To Launch “Victory Tour” In States He Won

Bloomberg reports: President-elect Donald Trump will begin a “Thank You Tour” on Thursday in Cincinnati, replicating the arena events that powered his surprise campaign, three of his transition officials said. The Republican has credited his rallies as a central component of his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The events at times drew tens of thousands of people and were often ...

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Jill Stein On Recount: I’ve Got No Skin In The Game

The Hill reports: Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein says double-checking election results is the only way to detect voter fraud. “You cannot see voter fraud unless you actually check the votes,” she said on CNN Tuesday morning. “There’s absolutely no way to know. We should have checks and balances built into the process. “There should be an automatic audit ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hamilton Sets New All-Time Broadway Box Office Record One Week After Mike Pence Flap

The New York Times reports: History is happening in Manhattan: “Hamilton” has set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show. The musical, which attracted national attention just before the week began with criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump of its quality and the manners of its cast, grossed $3.3 million last ...

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Trump Taps Leading Obamacare Critic To Run HHS

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The Cabinet-level pick, which requires Senate confirmation, inserts one of Obamacare’s most outspoken critics into the key position to dismantle it and help Republicans implement their own blueprint for health care reform. “Chairman Price, a ...

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