LIVE VIDEO: Trump Summons Both SCOTUS Finalists To DC For Final Elimination Round And Rose Ceremony

The curtain rises on this episode of SCOTUS Apprentice at 8PM. The New York Times reports:

President Trump summoned his top two candidates for the Supreme Court to Washington on Tuesday as he worked to build suspense around a prime-time announcement of his choice to fill a crucial vacancy, a selection certain to touch off a bruising ideological clash that could shape his presidency and have sweeping consequences for American law.

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court from the Denver-based 10th Circuit, and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the Third Circuit, sitting in Pittsburgh, were both traveling to the capital ahead of an evening ceremony at the White House to unveil Mr. Trump’s choice, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said Mr. Trump, who declared on Monday that he had settled on a nominee, was “excited” for the announcement, a dramatic reveal for a lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court by a president who prizes showmanship above tradition.

  • Lazycrockett

    Ill be listening to the PSB Behavior and not watching the tv.

    • canoebum

      Netflix, here I come!

      • FAEN

        I’m with you on that.

    • Bryan

      Great choice.
      Have you listened to Super yet? It’s quite fun.

  • Sam_Handwich

    anyone who would submit to this bullshit does not belong on SCOTUS

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      The surprise twist at the end will be that he’s really not a billionaire and is, in fact, broke.

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    • melllt

      This is unbelievable. The only way this could get weirder is if he invites them both onstage, and then produces an envelope.

      • SFBruce

        And turns to the loser with the phrase that made him famous.

    • Rocco Gibraltar

      Crass is my mot du jour.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The one left out will be get a gift basket of deplorables as consolation prize. Will Billy Bush be hosting the ceremony?

    • TampaDink

      Hair Furor will be hosting….and will boast about his viewership numbers exceeding “Loser Arnold’s Apprentice”.

  • JT

    Is zombie Scalia one of the finalists?

    • Todd20036

      He’s overqualified.

    • another_steve

      Scalia Maggot Count (January 31, 2017 6:00 PM Eastern US Time)

      Left Orbital Cavity — 31 maggots
      Right Orbital Cavity — 28 maggots

  • FAEN

    Jeebus-running the country isn’t a reality show. What kind of fucked up mind votes for this type of person.

  • Meanwhile, with the Shitgibbon’s shitshow continuing, the Republicans — who are headed by their utterly corrupt impeachable puppet — would have the rest of us believe they’re better at security than the Democrats.

    https://twitter.com/McCartneyWP/status/826559157234974721

    • djcoastermark

      If true, start releasing some of tapes ASAP please. We have had it with playing the release game, will they or won’t they?

    • JT

      They were all staring at her fake credentials and didn’t notice anything else.

      • Acronym Jim

        Is that what they’re calling breast implants these days?

        • Thorn Spike

          How do you think Ailes hired all the gals at Fox?

          • Acronym Jim

            That’s an entirely different kind of “false credential.”

    • MB

      The Rethuglicans were too busy trying to grab her pussy to be concerned with anything else.

    • SoCalGal20

      Women get shit done, as per usual!

  • thom

    AboveTheLaw editor…
    There is some (unsubstantiated) speculation that that’s what will happen — Anthony Kennedy retirement from #SCOTUS tonight, dual nomination. https://t.co/y21O2ucfPp

    • That’s speculation. Sorry, not buying it.

      This BS is entirely in keeping with Hair Furor’s desire to create ratings for TV, not to assure the world the U.S. isn’t a banana republic dictatorship. Of course he’s going to screen this as some kind of fucked-up reality TV show.

    • bobbyjoe

      That sounds like a Trump move, but it sounds way beneath Kennedy’s dignity. I’d think Kennedy would have at least the common sense not to historically link himself forever with this traitorous buffoon with a stupid gimmick like that.

    • ErikDC

      I’m not buying it either. That sounds like a Republican wet dream. Retirements generally come at the end of the term in June.

    • danolgb

      Kennedy would not subject himself to such theatrics.

    • Ninja0980

      And throw his legacy on LGBT rights away?

    • SFBruce

      I doubt it. According to USALibertynews.com, Kennedy hired one clerk in November 1016, and two more in December. It’s unlikely he’d do that if he had plans to leave the court the end of June 2017. Perhaps more persuasive is the fact that Kennedy is sane, and I just can’t see him playing along with what’s his name’s ridiculous theatrics.

  • RyanInIllinois

    Do you think they already had their “overnight” dates?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5986341d9c9285dfa364bf8e163f5d48f94946af2b19a50b3b234d67f249761b.jpg In this book is the name of one justice. There can only be one. Just one. This justice has worked hard denying rights and playing the Jesus card, and the winner is…”

  • Sam_Handwich

    maybe next week sean sphincter will be voted off the island

    • William

      Throw him in the volcano.

    • Could we please keep sean sphincter, and vote cheetolini off the island?

  • PeterC

    Absolutely ridiculous. Since he has already decided who he has selected, why does the non-selected person need to show up for the humiliation?

    • Humiliation is the point. It’s what pathological narcissists DO.

      • bobbyjoe

        As long as he’s a sadistic monster, he should have at least entertained the rest of us by inviting Chris Christie. Then he could have been: “My choice is….. Chrisssssss….. Chris, will you tell Justice Gorsuch that he’s my nominee?”

        • William

          “Oh Mitt, could you come to the White House tonight?”

      • Jay Silversmith

        He’s now been upgraded to Malignant Narcissist by most doctors.

    • danolgb

      Have you met Trump?

    • BlindBill

      because the biggest looser will be selected to take the place of the next judge that dies or retires

    • stuckinthewoods

      In the Justice Universe Pageant someone wins the tiara and unfortunately someone else is only voted Justice Congeniality.

      • Bluto

        Loser! Sad.

  • danolgb

    Rogue WH Staffer says Gorsuch. Let’s see if they’re correct.

  • bobbyjoe

    There’s no suspense. Which one’s the worst choice?

    That’ll be the guy.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Omarosa it is!

    • BobSF_94117

      I hope people are keeping tabs on where Sarah Palin is tonight.

    • safari

      Maybe he’ll nominate himself.

  • Ninja0980

    Sans Dennis Jacobs (who wrote the 2nd Circuit option striking down DOMA in Windsor), any judge that belongs to the Federalist Society is going to be an enemy of ours.
    Remember the option Jeff Sutton wrote in the 6th Circuit upholding the bans with Deborah Cook joining in?
    That is how the Federalist Society views marriage equality or any other civil rights issue.
    You go to the ballot box and if you can’t win, too damn bad.
    Gorsuch already made that clear in his writings, likely Hardimann feels the same way.
    For those folks who stayed home or voted third party or the homocons like Guy Benson cheering this, fuck all of you.
    You have helped set back LGBT, reproductive rights etc. back decades.

  • Sam_Handwich

    man i wish this guy had made it to the senate

    https://twitter.com/JasonKander/status/826141639462776832

    • Ninja0980

      Great candidate running in a state that was simply too red for him to win in.

    • NancyP

      Yep, he’s a good guy. I voted for him. He also had the best campaign ad of the season – he’s standing blindfolded with a table in front of him. On the table are a bunch of rifle pieces. He’s talking about his policy goals while assembling the rifle blindfolded, and mentions that as an infantryman serving in Afghanistan, he learned how to assemble his service rifle blindfolded. That was a bit of a dig against the (unnamed in this ad) Republican opponent, who famously had gotten deferments. It was also a demonstration that not all Democrats are anti-gun.

    • KCMC

      We love him hard here! KCMO

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • another_steve

      Rescue the adult Trump sons.

      Make them our sex-slaves.

      • olandp

        Eeeew!

      • William

        Junior should work at a carnival. People would pay to throw tomatoes at him. Along with an occasional baseball.

  • boobert

    Please don’t watch this second rate sideshow! It’s an apprentice rerun !

  • Joseph Miceli

    Jesus what an asshole . ( now guess to whom am I referring? Is it …Donald Trump? Is it Blackwell? Is it Gorsucht? Is it all of the above ?)
    Whoops ….this is JMG. You all know the answer to that!;)

  • William

    “You are the weakest link, goodbye.”

    • safari

      Donald leaves the stage.

      • Robincho

        He’s subdued, then dragged off the stage…

  • Mordred LeFey

    Are you kidding me? He’s parading this around like a reality show? I get that that’s all he knows, but seriously? This is absurd.

  • Robert Adams

    Big reality show tonight? POTUS picks SCOTUS. BFD!

  • Christopher

    Well, it looks like a good night to catch up on Emerald City and Gotham.

  • safari
  • vernacular100

    Trump APPALLING!
    Jason Kander…unappalling!

  • Ninja0980

    By the way, for anyone who supports environmental rights, look up what Neil Gorsuch’s mother did to the EPA while she was in charge of it.
    Suffice to say, her son is going to finish what she started.
    So Susan Saradon and Jill Stein, take a bow for your part in ensuring the planet you claim to care so much about is on its way to ruin with your help.

    • ultragreen

      You’re crazy.

  • safari

    Fame is his addiction. He’s doing this because he misses the crowds. It will be his downfall.

  • another_steve

    I will be sending the Evil Eye to Trump’s nominee, whoever he is. This is a very potent curse.

    I urge my Italian brethren to join me. I know for a fact that however potent the Jewish Evil Eye is, the Italian Evil Eye is worse.

    Much much worse.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b769fd15c5f9f9e47be9d607894e8b913ecac63c4362fb9c0a1622407bb82523.jpg

    • Sam_Handwich

      i will position my olive appropriately

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        I grew up in a largely Italian neighborhood of New York City in the 1950s. I had many Italian friends.

        I witnessed, literally, their pissed-off grandmothers causing the leaves on the trees to wilt.

  • Giant Monster Gamera
  • GayOldLady

    So, is this going to be like the Miss Universe contest where the 2 men walk the runway before he announces the winner?

    • safari

      He’ll figure it out in their dressing room.

    • William

      Wikl they be wearing Speedos?

      • GayOldLady

        No, tRump’s going to be wearing the speedo. I can’t believe I just typed that, how disgusting.

        • Earl

          It’s a damn good thing that my sex drive has totally died, otherwise that comment would surely have killed it dead. 🙂

        • ChrisMorley

          The suspense has really got to you, GOL.

        • UrsusArctos

          You’ve not been to the beach in Europe then. There are some things you just. can. NOT. unsee. And it’s not the young and fit that are out at nude beaches either.

          • William

            I’ve been to German spas where everyone is naked. Some of the staff looked like they had PTSD.

        • That_Looks_Delicious
        • William

          You are guilty of crimes of mental imagery.

  • Bryan

    “Will you accept my hose?”

  • Have y’all seen this gem? The GOP is planning on selling off public lands

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/31/public-lands-sell-congress-bureau-management-chaffetz

  • BlindBill

    “crucial vacancy” ….no, the GOP has already demonstrated that it is not crucial – it is just a vacancy – so one contestant will be brought up now and the other when/if a sitting judge dies – meh – BLOCK THEM ALL

  • Talisman

    At what point do they retire to the Lincoln Bedroom and eat the cheeto?

    • David Milley

      Ew.

      Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew!

  • Clive Johnson
    • another_steve

      Rescue the architecture on top.

      Destroy the rest.

      • Earl

        Or you could invite us to burn it this time. We like to claim we’ve done it before, even if the soldiers didn’t really come from up here.

  • Christopher
  • Acronym Jim

    The next Executive Order: “Henceforth, all Supreme Court cases shall commence with the words LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLE!!!!!!”

  • Michael R
  • BobSF_94117

    Jesus, how humiliating.

  • TimCA

    O/T:

    “About 900 U.S. State Department officials signed an internal dissent memo protesting a travel ban by U.S. President Donald Trump on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, a source familiar with the document said on Tuesday, in a rebellion against the new president’s policies.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-dissent-idUSKBN15F2KP

    • Sam_Handwich

      yeah, a reporter asked Sean Sphincter about that today and he basically said they should quit if they don’t like it

      • TimCA

        I heard something in passing about SS’s comment as well. I wish I had the time today to get updated. I’ll have to listen to the propaganda session (press conference) later this evening. I also may be posting stuff that others have already mentioned. Unfortunately didn’t have time today to go through the JMG comments but just heard the story now on CNN and decided to place it here. I’m practically giddy learning about it!! Real, significant push back on so many fronts happening now. 🙂

        • billbear1961

          Thank you, sweetie–I hadn’t seen this one.

      • boatboy_srq

        Well, that’d be ONE way to shrink the federal payrolls…

      • billbear1961

        Imagine what would happen if they all DID quit, all at once.

        This tyrannical regime cries out for SABOTAGE.

        It’s fast becoming a civic DUTY.

      • gaymex1

        The disgusting republican problem solving method remains…my way or the highway.
        I’ve banged my head on the wall so many times since Trump took office that I’m going to have to repaint. This time I’m picking a color that complements the deep reds of O+.

    • BobSF_94117

      Holy crap! 900!?

    • billbear1961
      • another_steve

        Love me a good waltz.

  • Tomcat

    I am willing to wait 4 more years.

  • Stubenville

    Rose ceremony? Does this mean the gladiator cage match is cancelled? Bummer.

    • Earl

      One of them might be allergic to roses. I’m told they’re considered unlucky in some Green Rooms to this day due to an actress who died after being pricked by a rose’s thorn back in the 1800s. 🙂

    • safari

      Doesn’t mean Donald won’t have the loser killed, though.

  • Lazycrockett

    Man I keep switching over to Greta early and man is she annoying.

  • Lazycrockett
  • David
  • Jeffrey

    Trump hits the hot tub with each contestant. Trump grabs their respective pussies. The one who doesn’t flinch wins.

  • safari

    This. Is. Not. Normal.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Elizabeth Warren just said that on the senate floor

    • Oh, Parker

      Honestly, at this point it has become obvious that the only way people will cry foul and stop this insane theme park ride from hell is for us to have our first major international incident, with Heil Twitler and his team running around furiously trying to figure out what to do. I pity the people who will die as the inevitable collateral damage of this sideshow of a presidency, but that is what it is going to take.

  • Timothy W.

    How long til he goes full Caligula and invites us to view him next Tuesday to see which Senator he urinates with on the actual bill of rights?

  • Lazycrockett
    • Michael R
      • Earl

        He’ll argue the terrorists are the ones who got shot. As they were Muslim, they must be terrorists.

        Idiots.

        • TampaDink

          Fortunately the shooter is a trump fan.

          • UrsusArctos

            And apparently a Marie Lepin acolyte as well. Bi-lingual hate.

          • TampaDink

            Yup. I hope that Junior will have this pointed out to him on a regular basis & be reminded about “the company you keep”.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • pj

      pig

  • Henry Auvil

    I’m putting my money on Gary Busey or the guy from Montreal Steaks. I’m looking into their past judicial decisions to see who’s more qualified.

  • boatboy_srq

    Tune in for the next episode of “Federal Apprentice” to learn who gets told “You’re fired nominated!”

  • Droz

    Tangentially Related: So the reason Merrick Garland was never brought up in the Senate for consideration is because Obama was in his 4th term…

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/sean-spicer-merrick-garlands-supreme-court-snub-is-different-because-it-was-obamas-fourth-term/

    • boatboy_srq

      Explains why tRump started his next campaign so soon: his handlers think he has to run again next year.

  • Jay Silversmith

    They better have arrived pre-lubed, cuz one of em is gonna get fucked.

    • Tomcat

      Well that one will have a lot of company then.

  • olandp

    This is absolutely absurd. Why are the television networks participating in this travesty of government?

    • boatboy_srq

      Ratings. Nothing more, nothing less.

    • safari

      $$$

    • vernacular100

      So true!

    • Tomcat

      The same reason people gawk at a wreck while passing, They don’t want to see it,,, but the do want to see it.

  • billbear1961
  • Dirk Prophet

    He scheduled this in prime time because it is just more reality TV. He wants ratings!

    DON’T WATCH!

    • Earl

      I will wait to read which deplorable gets the job. 🙂

      Then I’ll start damning the idiot. Whoever he may be. SC justices that are ~50 years old? Talk about some serious bullshit.

    • David Milley

      Firing up the Roku stick, catch up with Samantha and other friends. Maybe watch some “Taboo.”

      • Dirk Prophet

        netflix and chill

  • billbear1961

    I really don’t know why the FUCK he bothers appointing judges since he’s decided–going by his REFUSAL to recognize the stays on his goddamned Muslim ban–that the Rule of Law is henceforward OPTIONAL.

    A nation that tolerates such TYRANNICAL behaviour DESERVES what it gets.

  • Henry Auvil

    I’m old enough to remember the Harriet Miers fiasco.

    • safari

      It’s been downgraded to a quirk, I think.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Miers. Alito

      pick one.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    And did everybody catch this little news tidbit this week? I think Joe usually files this kind of thing under “hypocrisy explosion”
    Poll: Trump voters OK with a private email server

    https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316414-trump-voters-think-he-should-be-allowed-to-have-a-private-email

    • billbear1961

      God, how I hate the fucking FRAUDS!

  • Tomcat

    I plan on turning to Tosh-O at 8 pm, if everyone else did he would not get what he craves, ratings to boost his UGE EGO.

  • Michael R

    There’s no way we can appoint a judge while waiting
    for this lame duck president to get impeached . .

    • Sam_Handwich

      exactly. we must let the American people decide in 2020

      • Lazycrockett

        the DEMS are already lining up to vote him in.

        • Ninja0980

          Do the Red Dems learn nothing from 2014?
          Yes you have to do a dance but THIS is the one issue you don’t want to fuck the base over on.

          • Lazycrockett

            Well the kicker is the GOP can just vote for a majority and not the 60 vote needed. They’re gonna lose anyway and with the change to majority only they lose any chance of trying to block another nominee to the court.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup but we can go down fighting at least and not roll over.

          • billbear1961

            YES!!

            If they can’t show some goddamned SPINE, why are they even THERE?!

            Not one more vote, not one more penny in donations, if they don’t stand up and FIGHT!!

            I saw that one of them said he was angry about how Obama and Garland had been treated, but HE wasn’t going to descend to such LOW behaviour against the GOP.

            Noooooo, WE have to play by the rules, but THEY DON’T!!

            Jesus, just let them punch you in the face, but whatever you do, don’t PUNCH BACK!!

            They make me want to VOMIT!!

            Useless, spineless, fucking, goddamned COWARDS!!

        • Sam_Handwich

          who? they need 8 dems to end debate

  • Sam_Handwich
    • SoCalGal20

      Obama and Richard Branson!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        A for-realz billionaire!

        • SoCalGal20

          Hope they’re planning a spaceship to save us all!

  • justme

    And here we have it..
    Dumps in tRumpland “SCOTUS Manure”… The new American reality show’s theme song…..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_3523611125&feature=iv&src_vid=4tZdNRqF67o&v=ibqNxk_KrDI

    • Earl

      That made my cat hiss.

    • Christopher

      Excuse me while I go clean the blood dripping from my ears.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      LOL. Why didn’t Trump get that band to play the inauguration? It would have been perfect for the occasion.

      • DaddyRay

        They declined – didn’t want to ruin their reputation

  • Cuberly
  • Lazycrockett
    • Earl

      I’m ready to laugh at your choice, and how you’ve presented it. But I’m not going to watch you do it. Asshole.

    • Sam_Handwich

      it’s not funny, it’s just SAD!

      • Ninja0980

        And shows how power hungry his nominee will be to subject himself/herself to this.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        It’s not even SAD! anymore.

        It’s just sad.

    • Unless it’s immediate resignation and voluntary self-commitment to an in-patient mental health institution, I’m not interested.

      • William

        I’d tune in for a self immolation.

  • Max_1

    I thought we’re supposed to wait for the peoples president to appoint a Supreme Court judge. 2020 can’t get here soon enough!

  • Henry Auvil

    DJT “The Ratings Machine” is hoping for his biggest “You’re fired!” moment yet tonight. Brothers and sisters, turn off the TV and devices. A moment of peace please.

  • Christopher

    So, apparently this happened…

    “They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter said.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trump-cnn-press-234455

    • Ninja0980

      No pity at all for CNN.
      They hyped any and all negative stories about Hillary and made excuses for Trump.
      Now they can pay for the fallout.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I never thought I’d say this, but I hope CNN’s ratings go through the roof.

      • Robincho

        CNN? The new home of Prick Santorum? Noes! Noes!…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Wow. No Kellyanne? No Sean Sphincter?

      And this is supposed to be the “down” side?

      Sign me up.

  • Ninja0980

    http://thegrio.com/2017/01/31/syrian-american-family-that-voted-for-trump-gets-deported/
    Wish I could feel sorry for these idiots but I don’t.
    Just a shame that others have to suffer along with you for your stupidity.

  • houstonray
  • Dazzer

    This is background information on the nominees and the ridiculousness of the process.

    Some of the comments are good, too (but nothing like as good as JMG, obviously).

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/feb/01/supreme-court-nomination-live-trump-gorsuch-hardiman#comment-92290619

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Of course, the real question for either potential nominee is, how do you tip?

    Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies. Thank you.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Which bachelor will get the red rose??
    I’m practically breathless!!

  • Michael R

    Interesting off topic tidbit for anyone who missed it :

    On Wednesday, Reuters reported (in great detail) how 19.5% of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, has been sold to parties unknown. This was done through a dizzying array of shell companies, so that the most that can be said with certainty now is that the money “paying” for it was originally loaned out to the shell layers by VTB (the government’s official bank), even though it’s highly unclear who, if anyone, would be paying that loan back; and the recipients have been traced as far as some Cayman Islands shell companies.

    How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-rosneft-privatisation-insight-idUSKBN1582OH

    • SoCalGal20

      Even more interesting, there was something in that ex MI6 guy’s dossier on Trump about a plan to give Trump a 19% stake in Rosneft.

      Why is this interesting? Because the much-maligned Steele Dossier (the one with the golden showers in it) included the statement that Putin had offered Trump 19% of Rosneft if he became president and removed sanctions. The reason this is so interesting is that the dossier said this in July, and the sale didn’t happen until early December. And 19.5% sounds an awful lot like “19% plus a brokerage commission.”

      https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.r4lc0euxw

  • DaddyRay

    Did I miss the bathing suit round?

    • Sam_Handwich

      yup, Ivanka won

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … the flute competition was thankfully, off screen.

  • DaddyRay

    Oh joy, we now get to the part where millions of Americans will look up the term “Stare Decisis”

  • Tomcat

    And the loser is,,,,,,,,, America.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Bigly.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, … announcement yet?
    Or do we (as usual) first have to suffer hours of paid spokes people singing Donnie’s praises??

    • safari

      He has to bitch about the press, immigrants, congress, “illegal voters”, laws, rules, and the other judges who lost first.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And leave room for applause lines for his posse to hit.

  • Sam_Handwich

    what are the odds that Gorsuck and Handiman are just distracting props, and he nominates, i dunno, (his sister/paul clement/omarosa/sean hannity/etc) ?

    • Ninja0980

      Or a woman such as Diane Sykes, who is a vile human being in her own right?

    • Michael R

      Ivanka

  • Lazycrockett
  • NancyP

    Read this:
    Trump’s actions in the past day or two – trial balloon for a coup?
    https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.l0afn2y4r

  • rusty57

    So… Thing 1 and Thing 2?

  • Sam_Handwich

    i think the cspan guy has a cold sore

    • safari

      Embarrassing. Not as much as what he’s reporting on.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Likely just a blister. Trump demands a real workout from his sycophants and anyone else who wants access to his royal awesomeness.

  • Sam_Handwich

    he’s appointing himself!

    • safari

      Shush. It’s believable.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … betting markets give 2 to 1 odds for the squirrel stapled onto his head.
      It has always showed great loyalty in the face of unimaginable adversity.

  • Max_1
  • witch

    Will the winner kiss his ass

    • safari

      Already did in the dressing room. And I think it was more than a kiss.

  • houstonray

    From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be the Neal Gorsuck guy. He went to Harvard with Obama and is a strict constitutionalist who CRIED when Scalia died. Ugh.

  • Baltimatt

    Gorsuch

  • Sam_Handwich

    omg he picked merv griffin!

  • j.martindale

    I never could watch the harmless reality shows. I will be damned if I give a minute of my life to this attention whore and his American Apprentice bullshit where he demeans the office of the members of the Supreme Court. F*ck him. Choose Supreme Court Injustice Howdy Doody, and then I will do everything I can to get my senator to oppose your screwed up bad judgment. But I will be damned if I sit through the shit show in the meantime.

  • Mark

    stroke.rub stroke rub stroke

  • Paula

    Its Gorsuck!

  • Sam_Handwich

    it’s like a fucking game show

    this is disgusting

    • MaryJOGrady

      Utterly undignified. I would have expected nothing else.

  • Lazycrockett

    How many times is Drumpf cutting him off so Drumpf can say something?

  • fuzzybits

    I will find out later on. Just as I didn’t watch any of the inauguration I will not watch this.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/826597037357547520?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    Fuck this POS.
    Gorsuch wants to roll back all LGBT rights and this asshole is cheering him on.

  • Sam_Handwich

    “his wife has yuge luscious tits”

    • Paula

      But, she doesn’t swallow. Straight guys hate that.

      • safari

        That’s the best part 😈

        • Paula

          😉 I am sure that I don’t know about that.

      • MB

        That, and the teeth marks…..
        :-0

    • another_steve

      Is she a 10?

      Is her pussy grab-able?

    • MB

      And a bigly grabbable pussy.

      • another_steve

        You may have beaten me by seconds, MB.

        (Is “grabbable” the accepted spelling?)

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Related forms for GRAB
          * grabbable, adjective
          Link: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/grab

          • another_steve

            Thanks, DV.

            Now repeat after me, children: “I grab pussy. He grabs pussy. We grab pussy.”

  • MB

    So, can we take four years to vet this suchy nominee ?????

    • safari

      Some have proposed the Dems just declare that last seat vacant until the next election as it was stolen. They’ll consider the next vacancy. In reality, the GOP would use the nuclear option.

  • Mark

    he’s gonna grab her pussy…..

  • Sam_Handwich

    the family of dead scalia is getting used like a cheap hooker

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Only 49 years old. We’ll be stuck with the bastard long after Dumpf is dead.

  • SoCalGal20

    But is he going to try to pack the court? You get a SCOTUS seat! You get a SCOTUS seat! Everybody (conservative nutjob judges only) gets a SCOTUS seat!!!!

    • Paladin SF

      That would be FDR

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Do not watch. Tank his ratings. Watch The Devil Wears Prada again. Watch Ancient Aliens. Watch anything but the great orange turd’s shit show.

    • houstonray

      Watching DWP right now! No no, that wasn’t a question…

      • DaddyRay

        I am watching Devil Wears Prada as well

  • DaddyRay
    • safari

      I wouldn’t go near it. It might fight back.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Whatever that critter on his head is, it surely has rabies.

  • Mark

    supported hobby lobby….enough said.

    • Paladin SF

      One case?
      Care to apply the one case test to NEW LONDON?

    • Ray Taylor

      deleated

  • Ninja0980

    His mother was a vile human being who tried to destroy the EPA before she was forced out.
    Now he is going to do the same.

    • Paladin SF

      Only if the court takes on cases involving the EPA

  • KCMC

    No puedo no mas.

  • Ninja0980

    Neil Gorsuch wrote an article telling LGBT folks they needed to get their rights at the ballot box and had no right to go to the courts.
    Fuck him and all those who stayed home, voted third party or voted for Trump and claim to support LGBT rights.

  • Mark

    now he gets to say how tasty donnies cock is….

  • MaryJOGrady

    How grotesque.

  • MikeBx2

    You guys are better than me. I cannot listen to Trump. Maybe over time I’ll be able to. (and yes I criticized those who refused to listen to Obama so I know I shouldn’t be this way)

    • William

      The second I hear him speaking, I immediately shout ‘fuck you’ at whatever device his voice is emanating from. It’s very Pavlovian.

  • Sam_Handwich

    he wrote a whole book about how the government should not allow you to kill yourself.

    • billbear1961

      Because they’ll do it for you.

  • SoCalGal20

    Trump playing to his base with that choice. He’s a big fan of religious liberty – surprise! Also no need to come out with an EO on LGBT issues when the hacks in your cabinet and at SCOTUS will do your dirty work for you.

  • Lazycrockett

    Guess Ill switch to CNN even though Ill keep it on mute.

    https://twitter.com/JJohnsonLaw/status/826596503267467264

    • SoCalGal20

      Maybe that means they’ll actually go back to some quality journalism.

    • Lazycrockett
      • safari

        Good. It might save their brand.

      • Michael R

        Fun with FASCISM :

        You use the media as a political propaganda machine to target a specific audience and to push your agenda on others. You make sure your media machine demonizes your opponents and takes your side on nearly every issue. Your media machine disregards facts in favor of flagrant rhetoric and misinformation. You use your propaganda machine to generate fear and hate towards others, especially those you disagree with.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Is CNN too tough for these delicate snowflakes?
        Well, there’s always safe spaces like Fux and BriteNaziBart.

      • William

        White House spokespeople should only appear beneath the 14th Street bridge after midnight.

      • Max_1

        Alt-Free news…

  • Mark

    impartiality??? you gotta be killin me…

  • Sam_Handwich

    now he’s sucking chuck schumer’s dick

  • Mark

    uh oh,….there is the plug for ‘faith’

  • Sam_Handwich

    filibuster this nazi assclown

    • safari

      I doubt that will be around much longer.

      • Sam_Handwich

        my understanding of senate rules is that they have already been adopted for this session, and amendments require 2/3 majority vote

        • safari

          I bow to your understanding.

          • Sam_Handwich

            that’s how harry reid changed the rules, at the start of the session. only requires a simple majority to adopt

          • UrsusArctos

            Hasn’t the senate been in continuous session for a few years to prevent recess appointments and such? The rules are a bit flaky because it’s a continuing body vs the house where every 2 years it starts anew.

  • Ray Taylor

    As a supporter of Donald Trump I have rely on his judgement for good of humanity.

  • Mark

    at first i was afraid….I was petrified….

    now I am very fucking afraid and very fucking petrified.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Gosuck will likely be quite popular in Washington circles.

    • Mark

      of course he will. he’s white.

  • Michael R
    • Mark

      oh shit…. that’s hillarious.

    • William

      Gold star for Donnie!

  • Baltimatt

    A Protestant on the Supreme Court.

  • MB

    AND the putz is an Episcopalian. For shame………….

    http://bulletin.equinoxpub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Jesus-facepalm.jpg

    • SoCalGal20

      WTF kind of Episcopal is he?! I’m used to Episcopal churches that are all into social justice, at least here in the U.S.

      • JohnJay

        Didn’t Episcopals just allow same sex marriage ceremonies in their churches?.

        • MB

          Nationally yes, but Diocesan Bishops can still refuse to permit (gasp) “ghey” church-marriages within their Diocese.

  • SoCalGal20

    State Dept. employees response to Sean Spicer telling them that they should quit if they don’t like the ban? Now more than 1000 have signed on to the dissent letter.

    https://twitter.com/joshrogin/status/826546412125089793

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, has Trump announced the consolation prize for the LOSER?
    Dinner with Putin?

    • CB

      i think the standard in this case is a side-by-side Amana refrigerator/freezer, and something cuddly and consoling from Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Hardiman will go home with a second place trophy, a home version of the SCOTUS game, and a lifetime supply of Tide laundry detergent.

    • William

      What, no Rice-a-Roni?

      • Tor

        Only in San Francisco. It’s a treat, they say.

    • Tempus Fuggit

      Lee™ Press-On® nails.

  • labdad95

    The swimsuit competition was the deal breaker.

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