Complaints About Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway Crash All Systems At Government Ethics Office

The Hill reports:

The Office of Government Ethic’s website has been down for several hours on Thursday after it reported a surge in contacts from members of the public. The office tweeted that the “website, phone system and email system are receiving an extraordinary volume of contacts from citizens about recent events.”

While the office didn’t offer a reason for the surge in contact from the public, its high-volume web traffic comes after a left-leaning watchdog group filed a complaint to the ethics office asking the government to investigate comments from senior White House aide Kellyanne Conway promoting Ivanka Trump’s designer line.

  • Rick

    Ooooh, somebody’s getting a raise!

  • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

    Haven’t you people heard, she’s been counseled!! Jeezus!

    • PeterC

      Is that similar to being baptized???

      • clay

        according to some (but not in California, New Jersey, nor Toledo) it is similar to water-boarding and electro-shock.

    • kaydenpat

      And she’s being required to wear the cone of shame. Poor dear. It’s hard out here on a paid liar.

  • AtticusP

    Kellyanne will say that these were all paid operatives, given substantial amounts of money from George Soros to crash the system.

    I hate these people with a red hot passion. Why can’t I cash in on that?

    Where do I apply?

    • Scribble Writer 🌹 ☭

      At the secret spirit cooking rituals, which take place in the back room of Comet Ping Pong pizza

      • AtticusP

        All hail the king of pepperoni!

      • e’ville_globeguy

        The first rule of Comet Ping Pong is DON’T TALK ABOUT COMET PING PONG!

    • Tor

      And that they did not know why they were calling.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I just got my Soros Check $$$, went out & paid cash for a new Lexus and finally kicked my roommate Mary to the curb!!

      • clay

        but what color is the Lexus?

        • Dagoril

          Red. Obvieusement!

      • Stogiebear

        Just in time for an extended visit from your stride mother!

      • kaydenpat

        What did Mary do to deserve that?

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          She was annoying!!

    • pojana
      • Bomer

        If only. After the next four years I could retire.

      • kaydenpat

        So who was paying all the racist Tea Baggers?

  • She said she was sorry and Our Overlord forgave her for her sins…………….

    • David in Tucson

      But we don’t!

    • Frostbite

      And pardoned her crimes, and lies.

    • Steverino

      She said she was sorry if a few precious snowflakes got their feelings hurt.
      /s

      • yep, I can see her dramatically rolling her eyes as she says the word “sorry”

  • Blake J Butler

    Jimmy Carter is leasing his peanut farm for solar energy.

    He is leasing 10 acres of his farm to SolAmerica to create a 1.3 MW solar array.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/9/1631877/-President-Jimmy-Carter-is-leasing-his-peanut-farm-for-solar-energy-because-he-s-Jimmy-Carter?detail=facebook

    • Piet

      That man is so frickin’ cool. A shame what the Rs did to him.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I hope that history books are kind to him. It’s not every guy who’s super close to helping getting rid of a parasite. (I’m talking about the guinea worm)

        • Piet

          He’s done so much good in so many places. I just admire him so much. Voted for him and was devastated when the tricksters took the election away. A real gentleman and a statesman.

  • HZ81

    What? They didn’t board that office up already? Well, now that they know there is one. Bannon and Spicer are en route with plywood.

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      They don’t need to shut it down. Just have the Minister of Propaganda keep saying stupid shit so people shut down the switchboard with complaints.

    • AtticusP

      Trump decided to leave the ethics office open.

      It’s called “irony”.

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    • SunsetGay

      Is this the wood for boarding up the office or is it for the burning cross they plan to erect outside it?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Wood AND Erect in the same sentence !! You know what that means……!

        • johncAtl

          Josh Duggar is having lunch with his sisters?

          • Frostbite

            Only the ones under 15.

      • HZ81

        Good question and I can’t answer. Attorney General Sessions would know—for sure.

    • clay

      Like some other positions, it’s intentionally defined so that it canNOT be done away with like that; the Inspector’s position is guaranteed for another year and the employees are not appointed (they have contract protections).

    • zhera

      It seems rather toothless so why bother with it? pResident Bannon has bigger fish to fry.

    • NancyP

      They tried to, and the public complained.

  • Bluto

    The office of govt ethics hasn’t been abolished yet?

    • Earl

      That has now been moved to their top priority. Well, for some of them. The others will continue to squabble.

    • Blake Jordan

      There is not much time available, when Donnie is watching tv (nude according to Shouty Spice), eating or sleeping 20 hours a day…
      Those 4 hours per day can only include so many EOs, etcetera…

    • Ross

      No. The new regime is just going to implement some minor changes.

      So, the office will still be all about ethics violations.

      But rather than preventing violations, they will offer awards for the most violations.

      See? Basically the same.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Lock her up!
    I am tired of seeing her abuse the White House and her position there to promote the fat-cat lives of millionaires and their progeny. There are much better uses for my taxpayer dollars – such as helping veterans, rebuilding infrastructure and creating better access to quality education !

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      I’d rather withhold my taxes and buy bullets with them.
      Are we there yet?

    • BlindBill

      actually, she should be fired – government employees are not allowed to promote anything at all in such a manner – even selling girl scout cookies in the office must be done on the down low and during break or lunch …. but she will say that people are listening to her work and not what is in her heart …or something.

  • Xiao Ai

    Bye Kellyanne. 😀

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I prefer: Bye bitch !

  • andrew

    We should give some attention to Kellyanne’s lying, but we should not let that take our attention off the Liar-In-Chief.

    • Tawreos

      We really should focus on what congress is doing while Trumpy covers it all up with his meltdowns.

  • Blake Mason

    Imagine working in this administration and trying not to piss(pun intended)off, or always trying impress him. You will say anything that you think will get you in his good books. Always on eggshells.

  • Do Something Nice

    Well, if the government switchboards are busy, there is always the Trump hotels and other properties to call.

    • Blake Jordan

      What is required to make a hotel reservation?
      Do you have to give ID, make a deposit, etcetera…

      Or can you book a room, not show up and the hotel loses money?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Depends on the hotel. Most hotels you have to cancel by 6 pm the day of the reservation or the previous day in order to avoid being charged the first night. Some make you cancel at least a week in advance to avoid charges.

      • Do Something Nice

        I wouldn’t make a reservation. I would just register a complaint about Trump.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Is there a link where concerned citizens can report her abuse??

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Looks like it’s https://www.oge.gov
      Darned page will not load for me!!!
      SmellyAnne’s multiple ethical lapses have finally broke the internet!

  • Look at her! It looks like the right side of her face died before the left side did. Who the hell is her mortician?!

    • Dazzer

      They’re using so much vaseline on the lens to make it blury when they photograph her these days, I suspect it’s just a smear (something she actively suggests professionally).

  • boobert

    It’s crazy what she did, but what about trump’s attacks on Macy’s and Nordstrom’s, promoting the DC hotel, melanoma’s profiting, etc. ! Maybe she’ll be the scapegoat and bannon will get more power over trump.

  • PickyPecker

    ‘Hello, U.S. OGE? Yes, I’m calling to see about returning the Ivanka Trump dress I recently bought online. That’s right, the green one. After opening the package, I find it resembles one of my lawn & leaf bags I keep in the garden shed.
    Since i already have those (and they DO look great with black twist ties – thanks for the tip Ivanka!), this has to go back. I’d like my $423.00 back, please. Call me back, k?
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/fff2/images/2016/10/10/abec3d8f107c9eb1636e18f7a6c3de20.jpg

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Ugly dress also kinda looks like a “green bowling pin”. Just sayin’

      • PickyPecker

        #neverremember

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          No problem. We dinos have a brain the size of a walnut. Already forgot!! (whatever it was)

          • johncAtl

            I’m sure you compensate in other ways.

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            Do hyperactive snark circuits count?
            Brain may be small but the snark is biting!

      • Kelly Lape

        What every well dressed terrorist wears to the bowling green massacres

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Quite likely. Notice how the subtle black piping disguises the suicide belt and vest!

      • Ernest Endevor

        You had to mention bowling.

    • Beagle

      Looks like someone’s over-the-top St. Patrick’s Day outfit.

      • ChrisMorley

        You obviously haven’t googled “over-the-top St. Patrick’s Day outfit” yet.

    • kaydenpat

      It’s way overpriced. Looks like something I could buy from my local Ross.

    • Homo Erectus
  • Steven B

    I just filed a complaint. You can call the Office of Government Ethics at (202) 482-9300 extension #5 and leave a voicemail.

    • TimCA

      We should all pile on! I’ll call within the next few minutes. Thx for providing the telephone #.

      • Steven B

        Please do! And spread that phone number around like cow shit. Put it on your FB or Instagram or wherever. You may have trouble getting through. But once you do just speak your mind.

    • TimCA

      I tried calling the provided phone number several times. I received several outgoing messages that “you must first dial a 9 when calling this number” Only on my fifth attempt did it go thru. I left a voice mail at ext 5 indicating I wished to lodge a complaint and left specific details of that complaint along with my contact info (phone, email and snail mail). Unfortunately the prerecorded message stated something to the effect that due to high call volume calls will not be returned. I hope these calls are being tallied and will make a difference. I wonder if it’s possible to make a formal complaint via email as that way there would be documentation of each specific complaint made.

    • MichelMT

      Called and left a message. Let’s fill up their voicemail.

      • clay

        I’d rather they were able to spend their time forcing the nominees to divest.

  • Todd20036

    Man, they aren’t even pretending to not be corrupt. But we all knew it was merely the Nazis getting into power. And seriously, has anyone ever heard of an ethical Nazi?

  • Halou

    OGE does not have investigative or enforcement authority.

    So…?

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Kellyanne is going from massacre to massacre.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Yeah, her mascara sucks.

      • Steverino

        Texas chainsaw mascara?

  • Frostbite

    Soros is paying protesters to call in!!! Liberal conspiracy! Callers are so mean! #sad

  • Ross

    I assume Kellyanne is the most loathed women in America, right?

    I feel bad for her kids. Imagine what they go through at school. “Your mom is a c**t!” “Your mom is a lying sack of shit!” “Your mom is evil!” “Your mom works for orange slime!”

    • Tawreos

      They are home schooled by DeVos, all they learn is how to write checks and spell senators names

    • fuzzybits

      Makes Maggie Gallagher seem tame .

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      Force him to release his taxes.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Or leave !

    • TimCA

      Keep the heat up! Keep these issues constantly in front of the press and the American people.

  • j.martindale

    Our government is a fraud. There are no consequences for the illegal actions of the right wing. Only the misbehavior of the left is ever punished. There is no democracy here. It is a sham. IOKIYAR completely understates the fact that Republicans have no intention of following the rule of law. There are no hearings about the Russian involvement in the election. There are no hearings of presidential violation of the Constitutional emoluments clause. There is no investigation of the latest disastrous military efforts. There is no prosecution of Comey for his illegal involvement in the election rigging. There is no consequence to the fact the president lies out his ass day and night. The turtle in the Senate muzzles what is truly justified criticism of the white supremacist bigot who is now Attorney General. The Democratic Party is unable to prevent the nomination of the most patently unqualified cabinet in the history of man. An oligarchy is robbing the nation blind. Democracy is laughable in America. Time to fly our flags upside down. I am thoroughly disgusted with the shambles of our nation!

    • Gil

      Sometimes ya gotta break a few million eggs to make a dictatorship.

    • TimCA

      Anger is good! OUTRAGE IS BEST!!

      Just don’t let it devolve into a sense of fatalism and defeat. It’s imperative we continue to fight back with whatever we have at our disposal.

  • TrollopeReader

    O/T — how is everyone’s blizzard today? Winds 32 gusting to 54 in white-out conditions here … with snow forecasts of 10-16 inches possible …

    • Halou

      Precious snowflakes!

      • Halou

        Let us hope history is repeating itself.
        https://twitter.com/L_K_Richards/status/821864945654657024

        • Lars Littlefield

          It’s a balmy 73 degrees F
          Precipitation: 0
          Humidity: 33
          Winds: 6 mph

          The sun is out and I have crocus blooming on the south side of the house. Time to plant sugar peas, regular peas, carrots, parsnips, radishes (big white icicle and red/whites), swiss chard, lettuce, spinach, kale, anything that thrives in the cold and cool ground).

          Expecting friends stopping by for an aprés cross country ski visit. They will have to settle for sloppy joes, raw carrot/celery tray, home-made sweet potato fries, and home made pineapple/lime ice cream (I have an ice cream machine. Works great).

          I received a box of wine as a gift. I’ll use it to make sangria. It’s sangria or ice water today. They better drink the sangria if they know what’s good for them. :-).

          • TimCA

            You know saying things like that, especially around this time of year may not be advisable given the nationwide readership of this blog.
            😉

            Temperature currently 77 degrees. Clear blue sky. Calm winds. Greetings from Bonsall, California!

          • Bomer

            80 degrees an sunny with light clouds and the occasional breeze here in my corner of S. Arizona.

          • TimCA

            80 degrees, even better!

          • Beagle

            30 degrees, overcast, windy in DC.

    • fuzzybits

      We have the winds but only a dusting of snow last night. Not complaining.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      In Philly it’s windy and cold.
      We just got a dusting but schools are closed.
      Universities are open however.

      • clay

        Yeah, the models never did coalesce around a single prediction for the south edge of the storm, so the predicted range for Philly was anywhere between 2 and 14 inches.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      We got 3 inches ( Sad!! ) the night before last. Supposed to be 55 tomorrow. Shorts &Flipflops!

    • NZArtist

      Middle of summer here. Working naked.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        You know the rules.

        • NZArtist

          Oh, right, sorry. Yeah, here’s a picture of me hard at work:

          http://www.janssenbooks.co.za/images/books/whats_new/black_vol7_4.jpg

          • Gianni

            You’re just teasing. That’s not you working. Cruel!

          • NZArtist

            Sorry, typo. I meant to say that picture made me hard at work.

          • Gianni

            😀 Ok, that’s understandable.

          • zhera

            Interesting shadow work, there!

    • PickyPecker

      Sunny and 35°F here. Supposed to be in the 50’s by this weekend. SO, so very not normal for February.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      85° and sunny here.

    • Dirk Prophet

      70 here in NOLA.

    • Treant

      Four inches of snow, temperatures now dropping like a rock and winds are whipping up. We’re expecting Arctic temperatures this evening followed by a rapid rebound to slightly warm.

      So, February in Pennsylvania, in other words…

      • Gianni

        NE PA – I shoveled at least 7+ inches and the wind blew a goodly amount back.

    • The_Wretched

      We’re supposed to go from 10-15 to 40-45 tomorrow.

    • canoebum

      I just finished shoveling. Time for a drink.

    • CottonBlimp

      I’m in Socal so, uh, it rained a little yesterday.

    • Homo Erectus

      76 here today. The azaleas and camellias are in full bloom.

  • Tomcat

    NOTHING will be done to her.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • excellent!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Haha! Amazing!

    • ColdCountry

      I’ve been chuckling over “trumpery” since the beginning.

    • Yeah But No

      Ivanka Trumpery is tawdry finery. Literally. Google Trumpery- the definition still hold today though I have never heard it before. I suspect we will all be hearing it a lot from now on though.

      • Gianni

        🙂 That seems to fit the situation well.

    • Henry Auvil

      Updated Bowie:
      “She’s so swishy in her satin and tat
      And her frock coat and Trippery-Trumpery hat
      Oh God I could do better than that”

    • kaydenpat

      Ironic.

    • Steven Jaeger

      I’m not certain which one I prefer? The main one or the paltry 2nd one?

  • david fairfield

    I hope she realizes she’s a chump. There’s no way she went out there and promoted Ivankas crap without being “advised” to do so. So while she’s had to go out and spin spin spin her tales of alternate facts because knee jerk Trump is incapable of shutting his vile mouth, this time she is not spinning a tale, but acting as the Cal Worthington for Ivanka, thereby taking the fall for his orders, the result of being reprimanded. Trump Chump.

    • Halou

      She isn’t dumb she just likes to look like she is, like with the Bowling Green issue she had to research that shit and knew that nothing actually happened.

    • Gianni

      She is well paid and willing to lower herself for the money. We’ve been seeing that since she first hit the campaign trail. I can’t stand her with a passion and it’s gotten to the point that I cannot watch her or listen to her. I automatically start screaming at whoever is interviewing her. I so want to see the moderator order her mic cut off and be told to get out of the studio. Of course, they need her and Donny for the controversy and ratings. Sickening.

  • Lars Littlefield

    “OGE works to prevent ethics violations. OGE does not have investigative or enforcement authority.” Which is government speak for “We’re here just to look pretty.”

    • canoebum

      They did say they notified the appropriate agencies when an ethics violation is uncovered. Send your complaints to James Comey or Jeff Sessions. They’ll get right on it.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I’ll be sure to send along a couple fat hens with my complaint to Sessions. That’ll get his attention.

        • Homo Erectus

          I’ll send a slice of Miss Minny’s special pie.

      • Gianni

        I’m a bit skeptical about your advice. I think I’ll wait a little longer to see what develops. 🙁

  • Tomcat

    Are they complaining about ME? I can’t believe it is happening.
    Oh, it IS happening sweetheart.

  • Snarkaholic

    Her pic above: The Portrait of Deplorian Cray.

    • Lars Littlefield

      She’s been sneaking peeks at her portrait in the closet.

    • Bomer

      And here I thought the sins were only supposed to show on the portrait. Seems someone got a bum deal. Bless her heart.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    American Horror Story – White House.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHfVh6UKGlI

  • Lawerence Collins

    All this Fcuking distraction from the fact that, racist homophobic GOP thug Jeff Sessions is now AG.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      It is just a small splinter out of the logjam of outrageous stuff coming out of the White House, but Conway did blatantly violate a specific law.

      Al Capone was finally convicted on tax laws because they could never prosecute him successfully for any of his murders or other crimes.

      • Lars Littlefield

        So, you;re saying where there’s a will there’s a way?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I don’t think she will be around D.C. much longer. Did she ever find a school willing to accept her daughters? She’s overplayed her hand.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • canoebum

      Sure, distract the cop on the beat while the thieves rob the store. And when I say thieves here, I mean Russians.

    • The_Wretched

      hrm, i wonder if it was a race issue or if they think they found the source of all the leaks from inside the WH.

      And until Trump puts down his unsecured phone for good, all the rest of the security is beside the point.

      • -M-

        Or he told Trump he couldn’t have an unsecured phone with him or in the White House? Or he caught them doing something else illegal …

  • coram nobis

    BTW, the sideshow with the immigration ban is not stopping another part of the immigration EO. The roundups inside the U.S. may be about to escalate.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/09/trump-administration-prepares-to-execute-vicious-executive-order-on-deportations/

  • Cuberly

    OT: Being poor is your fault. Besides, think of all that free labor! /s

    Here we go again, the GOP’s shaming social engineering.

    https://twitter.com/mjlaburt/status/829797937370759168

    • The_Wretched

      Newt Gingrich was the originator of this idea.

      Nothing like a helping of public shaming to show someone that they are a second class citizen.

      • Steverino

        Fascists always do unto others as they would NOT want others to do unto them.

      • Cuberly

        Yep. I remember that.

        The horrible thing is I could see someone introducing a bill, with this administration.

        • Gianni

          I don’t know how the Federal Government could legally order schools to put students to work for food. He sounds like he has a wild hair up his ass about taxpayer paid student lunches.

          • Cuberly

            Gingrich originally floated this idea, I think during the Obama relelection campaign. But yeah, they’d have to somehow designate that position as an employee position? Or, something. Forced labor…yeah, not exactly legal.

            Lord knows what legislative machinations these idjits will come up with.

          • Gianni

            Imagine the uproar from the parents. I wonder if this guy’s kids clean the house for their meals.

    • Homo Erectus

      That’s rich – coming from a congressman. “No free lunch for YOU!”

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Oh, he’s going to have a very, very bad weekend. And a remote chance at reelection.

      Kudos, you fucking douchenozzle.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      So . . . basically he’s asking for a ton of kids to egg his house and their parents cheerfully deciding not to rat them out. Hmmm . . . OK.

  • MonochromeMouse

    I’m starting to wonder if maybe she did it on purpose in order to get fired, maybe being forced to lie and sell her soul every single day since November (there’s no way she thought they were going to win until the election) is starting to get to her so now she’s trying to not only get out of it she’s trying to bring down the whole corrupt house of cards. I know, I’m being way too optimistic here.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      Perhaps. But she’s forfeited any possible chance at a private life outside the Shitgibbon realm.

      She will rue the say she signed her name to join up with that plague of monsters.

    • -M-

      The workload might be too much, but I can’t see the lying and hatefulness bothering her. In my opinion that’s who she is and she has no remorse.

  • Scoot

    So I assume a bill has already been introduced to abolish the Office of Government Ethics?

    • Natty Enquirer

      Or Kellyanne will be promoted to Reichsethikminister.

  • boobert

    There’s a lot more to this . It looks like a power fight in trumpland. Seahag will be pushed out and bannon will get another breitbart scum to replace her. Non disclosures will keep us from knowing the truth.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      If it’s Milo, there will be a huge run on pitchforks, torches, baseball bats and barbed wire.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’m sure Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will get right down to prosecuting Frau Konway. /s

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      He may not have to. The resistance is growing in size and volume.

      Imagine whar will happen when the snow is gone and the weather warms.

      Springtime for Shitgibbon? Guess again.

  • anne marie in philly

    no ethics, no credibility, no integrity, no honesty…only lies upon lies upon lies.

  • Professor Barnhardt

    “Accommodation of the public? The public be damned!”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Vanderbilt

  • clay

    And not for the first time in the last two weeks. Just the flurry of web-hits around questions of the nominees’ divesting did it Friday, or the Friday before.

  • kaydenpat

    Good to hear. The resistance is strong. This administration is so hated. It’s amazing.

  • Jerry Kott

    Her toxic lying is eating her alive.

  • Djurisk
  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    The People are coming for you, Kellyanne.

  • DaveW

    This is starting to get real. I had a con call with senior executives today-we NEVER discuss politics-and before we started someone said she just had to comment no matter your persuasion we now have a criminal admin. She said before we speak we consult our lawyers which is true. ie Conway had to have known she was out of line.

    Reasonable rich executives are noticing. It want be long now.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If so, why does the Dow Jones keep rising? It would seem quite a few execs don’t seem to care as long as their taxes and regs gets cut.

      • Dee

        Dow Jone rising doesn’t mean it won’t drop the next day. All these actions has repercussions

  • Wesinoregon

    Lock her up.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I will say this: If someone voted for him and is not embarrassed by all these shenanigans, that person has no soul.

  • DumbHairyApe
  • karmanot