LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers First Speech To Congress

Donald Trump will give his first address to both chambers of Congress at 9PM Eastern tonight. Advance coverage has begun in the live-streams posted below. The speech is not billed as a formal State Of The Union address, as tradition dictates that SOTU addresses only take place after the first full year in office. Sean Spicer has released a short list of tonight’s topics:

  • Tax and regulatory reform.
  • Making the workplace better for working parents.
  • Repeal of Obamacare and replaced with a patient centered alternative.
  • Making sure every child has access to a good education.
  • Rebuilding of our military and fulfilling our obligation to veterans.

  • JT

    LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers First Speech To Congress

    In case you require an emetic …

    • Paula Key

      This clip brightened my day! Thank you.

  • Cuberly
    • I love that gif.

    • Michael R

      Is she ok ?

      • KarenAtFOH

        Soft forest floor — no worries!

      • Cuberly

        Don’t know.

        Also didn’t know you could startle a badger like that. Those things can be mean as hell.

        • Michael R

          Send honey badger to check on her .

        • Paula

          That was my reaction, too. I was thinking what the hell scared a badger like that? Maybe, I don’t want to meet it, either.

          • Cuberly

            lol…can’t imagine.

        • Raybob

          Thats an English Badger, meles meles, which are far more chill than our Western Badgers, taxidea taxus, which are, indeed, fierce. English Badgers are cute.

          • ChrisMorley

            Cute but Culled, because the government has bought the myth that badgers are the main cause of tuberculosis in cattle.

            Badger cull kills more than 10,000 animals in three months
            https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/16/badger-cull-kills-more-than-10000-animals-three-months-bovine-tb

          • David Walker

            Seriously? Your government officials sound like our government officials…and that ain’t good.

          • ChrisMorley

            Using a mathematical model that combines a huge number of cattle and
            badgers that have TB, the researchers were able to quantify the
            relationship between the two animals and use a big data approach to show
            that the route of infection for cattle is from other cattle rather than
            from other species. Reciprocally, badgers are mainly infected by other
            infected badgers.

            “If badgers are causing TB in cattle, we would see a similar pattern
            of infection in both species, however our analysis reveals that this
            isn’t the case …
            https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160926221250.htm

          • Raybob

            Sad :-/

          • Salton

            Should the European Badger living in the UK, meles meles, be called now Brexit Badger?

    • tim870

      It doesn’t matter if any of us watch or not. This will be the most watched address ever with over 2/3 of the country watching. And all of those people will agree with everything he says! 🐂 💩

      • Paula

        It may be up to 117% by tomorrow. It will be the biggliest watched speech ever. Period!

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I couldn’t watch the Rodent in Thief bloviate on his bigly wins (0 so far).

      • Cuberly

        Amen, same here. No way I could watch that “reality star” attempt to resurrect his mess-age.

    • Drumpf said 92 million Americans were unemployed. Well, yeah, but what he didn’t tell you is that 44 million are retired, 15.3 million are disabled, 13.3 are taking care of a family member (stay at home mom or dad and elder care, for example), 13.2 million are in college or are training for a job in trades.

      As for jobs, he hasn’t been in office long enough to have made much of an impact. Most jobs right now were in the works before the election. But don’t worrry, Trump will toot his own horn anyway.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    There is NO way I can stomach watching this clown.
    This little dino will just sit here and enjoy the biting snark.

    • Joe in PA

      Good plan.

  • clay

    Meanwhile, his fucked up transition team and cabinet have only got 6% of nominees nominated, let alone confirmed. Obama had 5x that confirmed 5 wks into his first term. Of the last 4 presidents, the second lowest rate was still 2x Trump’s.

    • Cuberly

      …and trump attempting to spin the ineptitude and disorganization as a plus. Claiming he may leave quite a few positions unfilled. Breitbarters were of course all gung ho, evil government is evil of course… (sigh)

      The Titanic made for a great bathtub.

      • Paula Key

        Hope someone can stomach how many “alternative facts” he will say?

        • clay

          Is that the drinking game for the night?

          • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It’s better that Tramp just sits around like a baboon than having a fully functional machine.

          • Cuberly

            If that were the case, and I watched it, I’d need an alternative liver.

          • pj

            youd need an iv

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    This is the STFU Address.

  • Homo Erectus

    I wonder if the notorious RBG will stay up for this one?

    • Joe in PA

      Don’t make me come through the wires and slap you!!! You lay off RBG!

    • Word in Tweetosphere is she won’t be attending.

    • TrollopeReader

      she and Antonin had been sharing a bottle of wine …

    • Lazycrockett

      Will the SC even be there, this isnt a State of the Union speech?

    • Salton

      I did’t see her with the others justices. Uncle Clarence wasn’t there either!

  • clay

    They told the press that he’s going to speak from the heart (not prepared),
    that he’ll be optimistic (not possible), and
    that he’ll line out an agenda (without details).

    • Joe in PA

      As Sam Handwich would say…”it’ll be a shit show”.

      • clay

        The guest competition could actually go badly.

        • Joe in PA

          You mean Trump’s guests against the Dem’s guests? I already got a preview on All Things Considered. No contest.

          • TrollopeReader

            will CBP / ICE be in the galleries? Ugh.

          • clay

            Everybody’ll be Kung Fu fighting;
            those kicks will be fast as lightning.

      • TrollopeReader

        no, no….he’d say “It’ll be a shit sandwich. Full of baloney!”.

    • JT

      How do you speak from a bottomless hole of nastiness?

      • Thorn Spike

        Out the ass.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        I knew a guy once who had a “bottomless hole of nastiness”
        just sayin

        • Robincho

          And you were right in there rootin’ around with the others!

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Well i wasnt an innocent bystander

    • ByronK

      I’m sure this will go very well!

    • BobSF_94117

      No written speech? For 70 minutes?

      OMG! I didn’t think to stock the fall-out shelter!!!!!

    • Bj Lincoln

      It’s because Drumpf can’t read or remember everything.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Sooooo…. this is going to be a repeat of that insane press conference?

    • Henry Auvil

      Shorter trump: Me, Me, Me, I’m so smart, Me, Me, I know more than the experts, Me, Me, Obamacare is a disaster, Oh, and Me!

      • David Walker

        I had to work with a soprano who was like that, only she spelled differently. Still, it was all mi mi mi mi mi I’m better than the others mi mi mi mi over here mi mi mi … for 6 weeks. Never happier to see a show close.

        • Raybob

          Soprano. Only word you need in this story. The only difference between a soprano and a pirhana is the lipstick.

          But I’m a tenor – what do i know.

  • Homo Erectus

    Tax and regulatory reform – only for the peasants. C’mon Donald, show us how much you pay in taxes.

  • MB

    All Democrats should remain seated and silent for the whole event.
    Drumpf has not EARNED any respect to require their standing or participation.

    • Tomcat

      I think they should stand up and walk out the first time he bashes anyone or anything.

      • clay

        tricky, since they do have a job to do.

        • Tomcat

          They do? All I have seen is King Orangedong doing everything.

      • So…30 seconds in then.

    • TrollopeReader

      Kellyanne will be sitting on the Speaker’s couch trying to take pictures.

      • clay

        . . . up people’s noses.

    • Paula Key

      The problem is that, like the ‘Deplorables statement’ – it would explode in ‘disrespect for the President’ and once again draw attention away from Trump.

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      I’m hoping they all pull a Joe Wilson in unison.

    • BobSF_94117

      Has there ever been widespread booing at a SOTU?

      • McSwagg

        This is not a SOTU speech. His first SOTU will be January 2018.

        • BobSF_94117

          Hopefully not.

          • McSwagg

            I like your optimism.

  • clay

    I can’t do the word salad– couldn’t listen to Bush 43 or Palin, either.
    I’ll have to rely on the written summaries for negative responses.
    There will be no positive ones from me.

    • Cuberly

      Same here. Listened to part of his EO signing earlier and had to stop.

      Will have to wait for the postmortem, can’t handle the insanity live.

  • Tomcat

    I will not waste my time watching his speak the hate he speaks.
    I wish the media would not even cover his speech also.
    He uses the media as his bitch and they respond as his loving bitch.

  • Boreal
    • TrollopeReader

      blip*blip*blip !!

      • Boreal

        These are the best blips, the biggest. Terrific.

        • it’s “bigly.” please make a note. your emperor commands it.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      you have a very nice gaydar.

  • No More GOP.

    So, in other words, complete bullshit. Gotcha.

  • Not gonna happen.

    Me watching live, that is. No way, no how.

  • Princess Lardass

    Will there be any talk of invading and annexing Poland?

    • johncAtl

      Does Poland have oil, or Nordstroms?

      • Princess Lardass

        I would be strategic to set up an American satellite state near Russia, the home of Trump’s bigly BFF.

      • Ross

        Your Poland question was good.

        Your Nordstroms question was very good.

    • clay

      Iraq, Cuba, Crimea, Korea
      Gabon, Japan, China, Tunisia

    • It’s early in his fascist reign.

      I suspect this one will include mentions of “Lügenpresse” and “Liebensraum.”

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      poor poland. everybody invades it, but nobody really wants it

      • Stogiebear

        Thank you for that analogy. Now I understand Bristol Palin.

        • Paula

          OHHH!! You went there! Nice….

    • TrollopeReader

      yes, only because he can’t spell, nor pronounce Czech Republic.

      • clay

        “Sea-quest the Public”

        • safari

          Maybe I’ll try watching that again tonight. Every few years I put on an episode and realize why it is unwatchable. Like how I’m baking a turkey meatloaf and will probably not eat it.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Fufill your full reality TV promise and stroke out for us, asshole

  • tim870

    How is he going to address Congress? He can’t even form a complete sentence!

  • Megrim Twist
  • Randy503

    Where is the plan to eliminate ISIS?
    Where is the plan to replace the ACA?
    Where is the plan to bring back jobs to America?

    Sounds like he is back tracking on his campaign promises. Oh ,but he did have time to screw the trans kids who need to pee. Good work, Donald!

    • David Milley

      Where are his tax returns?

    • clay

      Where is the plan to eliminate ISIS? Told the generals to come up w. one.
      Where is the plan to replace the ACA? ” congress ” ” ” ” ”
      Where is the plan to bring back jobs to America? He thinks that’s what’s Sec of Commerce is for.

      But today he gave himself an A+ for effort (he really is a 5 year old), an A for effect/results, and a C+ for communications (tweets?).

      • Maggie 4NoH8

        I fucking could NOT believe that. SMH

      • Friday

        I thought he knew better than all the generals, that’s why he ordered a plan that Obama shelved because it sucked and then blamed him for it.

    • Todd20036

      And how is he going to get Mexico to pay for that wall?

  • Keith D Plane

    Need to check out my Netflix q

  • Michael R

    Why would anyone listen to a man who isn’t the president ?

    • johncAtl

      who isn’t the president sane

  • Natty Enquirer

    Oops, Spicy left out
    1. Biggest electoral college win in history.
    2. Biggest electoral college win in history.
    3. Biggest electoral college win in history.

    • johncAtl

      4. Period!

    • KarenAtFOH

      Huge inauguration crowds!

  • Xiao Ai

    Talk is cheap.

    • McSwagg

      … and the lies are free.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    “As tradition dictates” didn’t know that Trump had any knowledge or interest in Presidential and WH traditions.

  • it’s the NOLA razor clam ep on the food channel. that sounds a lot more appetizing.

  • Richard Rush

    I won’t be watching because I assume that, as usual, I’d be watching a wannabe
    Tyrannical Ruler Utilizing Massive Prevarication

  • David

    “Legends of Tomorrow” is being preempted by the Orange-Putz.

    Oh well. There’s always The Weather Channel.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I don’t think I’ll be able to watch this insanity. I’ll turn it on for a few moments, but if I start mouth breathing and a long stream of droll starts to ooze out of my mouth I’m turning it off.

    • Tomcat

      Sounds like Homer Simpson.
      Hope you have some gummy De,Milos.

    • Michael R

      I seriously never need to hear him speak again ,
      he’s going to blame someone for everything he does wrong or
      make a stupid promises he can’t deliver on ,
      if millions of Americans organize a pitchforks and torches march on the
      White House ( or Trump Tower ) that I can pay attention to .
      I’m guessing he’ll thrill everyone with tales of how he won the election .

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Quote of the day, “Donald Trump blaming his administration’s problems on Obama is like blaming your marriage problems on the people you bought your house from.”

        • Friday

          Of course meanwhile Trump blamed Obama for the initial deficit when Dubya’s “off-budget” war spending and post-dated check for a “Wall Street Bailout” came due.

    • TrollopeReader

      well, to be fair, you did just hit a certain age ….

      🙂

      [runs far away} …..

      • Rebecca Gardner

        LOL! Don’t make me chase you with my cane.

        • TampaDink

          Bewared of AARP eligible women with canes on Harley’s.
          They will fuck you up!

  • Treant

    It’s an hour and forty five minutes in the future, but I can already tell you it’ll be a disaster of a speech, he’ll mention his yuuuuge win at least three times, and the response (even from Republicans) will be fairly lackluster.

  • Mark

    uh….sorry. can’t make it. I got a pimple on my ass that needs some squeezin….

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      well, at least you’ll be productive. 😉

  • Cuberly

    Could be 100% wrong in this but I’m thinking he’s going to use this as an opportunity to chastise the dems. Captive audience and all.

    He’s gotta throw some red meat to the trumpanzees, they’re getting nervous. Bashing dems is a foolproof way to accomplish that.

    • carrot festival

      Obama’s the new Hillary.

    • Friday

      The Right would vote to shoot their grandmothers through their own feet if they thought it would let them troll for whatever gratification they get out of that.

    • billbear1961

      Then the Democrats should BOO the SHIT out of the FUCKER! Or just get up and WALK OUT!!

      Obama could have given HELL to the GOP during addresses to Congress.

      He should have, for their unprecedented obstructionism–but not during addresses before Congress when the president is really addressing the nation.

      You can put forward arguments you have with Congress during such a speech, but you don’t turn it into a purely partisan harangue.

      If Trump does that, they should WALK OUT.

      • j.martindale

        Yes, if he turns on them, they need to walk out.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sorry, but I can’t be bothered with this besides, it’s more like the….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe9abf8af7b244409aef1c822852f79926a0d5e17ec75d3fbd305272d7361a09.jpg

  • J Ascher

    Trump will just spout more folderol for his true believers to suck up like mother’s milk despite Trump’s complete lack of credibility,

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    There’s still time for someone more clever than me to whip up a bingo card.

  • Paula Key

    The Trump administration is proposing a 37 percent spending cut for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to multiple reports.
    Wait for it! Wait for it! The 37% cut will be made up by an increase in Trump and Ivanka’s products made in other countries. “Look, we are helping overseas development with our brands. Ivanka is helping Ethiopia because she can get 5 workers for one Chinese worker.”

  • andrew

    No thanks. I’m going to be watching some hot porn instead.

    • TrollopeReader

      but you do that most every night !!

      • andrew

        Nope. Only on days that begin with the letters: M, T, W, F and S.

        • clay

          That’s only 19.25% of the letters– doesn’t seem excessive.

          • andrew

            Thank you. Moderation is my middle name.

          • TampaDink

            Andrew Moderation has a nice ring to it.

    • tim870

      I’d rather watch really bad straight porn!

      • andrew

        All straight porn is bad. LOL.

  • bkmn

    Will any network have a running counter for the number of lies?

    • David

      No need. Just count each word.
      1 word = 1 lie.

    • TrollopeReader

      The Federal Debt Clock was not available for re-use.

      http://www.usdebtclock.org/

  • David

    Well, I’m doing something much more productive. I’m making a big pot of spicy 4 bean homemade chili.

  • DaddyRay

    Remember when the GOP would criticize that all Obama knows how to do is a Great Speech, well all Trump knows how to do is give a Speech

  • safari

    Can I even tonight? I don’t think I can even tonight.

  • Bomer

    I would rather stick pins in my eyes.

    • McSwagg

      I heard that sticking pins in carrots is more productive.

  • DaddyRay

    Is there a Democrat with the guts enough to shout “YOU LIE”

    • bkmn

      I would be fine if they coughed “Trump shit” into their fists.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        “URINE TROUBLE!!” cough cough

        • DaddyRay

          They could all show up wearing yellow raincoats

    • TrollopeReader

      ‘twould be nice if about 180 of them spent some time synchronizing this afternoon! 🙂

    • ByronK

      I was wondering the same thing. What if he goes off script and right off the rails? We all know that it’s possible – I mean anything is possible with this headcase. An uprising – people standing and screaming and storming out? A bun fight? Oh right, it’s not a dinner. But you know what I mean.

      • Friday

        I’d just wait for the drool on camera. 🙂

    • Friday

      That’d actually take stamina. 🙂

    • Michael R

      They should big have cards they can hold up every time ” YOU LIE “

  • bkmn

    I saw the Democratic women of the House will be wearing white tonight, in honor of the suffragettes. Please share the significance of this with others.

    • Salton

      Thank you for the information, I was wondering about that.

      • bkmn

        Glad to be of help.

  • Acronym Jim

    Lovely, Rachel Maddow is going to be preempted. Fortunately, I’ve got “Shameless” queued up on Netflix.

    • Lazycrockett

      Her, Chris and Brian will be on after the talk bout it.

    • Bj Lincoln

      We started the Santa Clarita Diet with Drew Barrymore. If you liked Dexter, you will like this and it’s funnier. I just love the husband.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        We started Versailles last night. Watched two episodes. Not bad. Lots of eye candy. People and interiors

      • TampaDink

        Timothy Oliphant is great. In one episode (I binge watched the whole season) Drew’s character is wearing a pink poncho tied around her face (to keep tidy) and it reminded me of her excellent portrayal of Little Edie Beale.

    • Jay George

      I watched The Woman in Gold last night. It was pretty interesting.

    • TampaDink

      Have they released a new season?

      • Acronym Jim

        I have no idea. I’ve only begun watching it.

        • TampaDink

          No prob. I checked & although I.M.D.b indicates that the latest season dropped in Dec., it hasn’t gone to Netflix streaming yet. Once I stumbled upon the series, I binge watched 6 seasons in less than a month.

  • Jay George
  • geoffalnutt

    O.T. Whatever happened to those Russian subs lurking off the coast?

    • safari

      Shh.

      • safari

        We can’t haul them out every week or there’ll be nothing left for the season finale.

    • BobSF_94117

      Hopefully they sent out a dinghy that waiting quietly on the shore at Foggy Bottom for him.

    • Friday

      In a sane world, I’d say they call it the ‘Silent Service’ for a reason. Now there’s tweets.

    • tbj5

      Donnie acted like a nice little pussy boy in response to Putin’s aggression, so Daddy Putin won’t post those embarrassing pictures of Yellow-bellied (among other body parts) Donnie just yet.

    • jefe5084

      Oh they landed. They all got in their dinghies and are getting some beach time. I took a picture.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cdbc7983ef2cf6dfe2ce4132a158efae2042cd44eafa3da41637d8c84ca5b53a.jpg

    • They finished their window-shopping and are in negotiations with Donald for the pink-slips.

  • ByronK

    I might have to go cold turkey soon. Like just 24 or 36 hours without some clusterfuck happening – that would be good. I mean can’t they go a day without telling an outrageous lie, signing an unconstitutional order, attacking a minority, or doing a really shitty job covering their ties to Russia? Is that too much to ask? I don’t rubberneck on the highway but this shit is impossible for me not to watch. I think I might need an intervention.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      like I said….
      Was any of this a problem a month ago??? Seems like a month ago everything was pretty good. The day count changes but the drama never does

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    right when maddow comes on air west coast time……dammit. I guess Ill watch Hillary (the british one) on Love It Or List It. Unless its property bros tonight. Ugh not a fan of the twins. And I stopped watching Fixer Upper after I read those two go to some kinda fire and brimstone whacko church.
    Well maybe the cooking channel……or Bravo will have some trashy housewife rerun.
    I wouldnt watch the orange dementia patient if you forced me

    • you missed the razor clams, but the sweet part is coming up soon. and yeah, sad to hear about chip and joe. they obviously love each other and it’s easy to enjoy them in their work. too bad jeebus has to be part of that.

    • TrollopeReader

      Rachel is on now (8pm est) with Brian Williams, et al….

  • billbear1961
  • safari

    I’ll wait for the mid-season recap episode.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      The show will be canceled due to nuclear holocaust

  • safari

    Oh, hell. An appetizer. From Huffpo “Donald Trump Blames SEAL’s Death On Military: ‘They Lost Ryan’”

    Asked about the matter during an interview with Fox News’ “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” Trump repeatedly said “they” were responsible for the outcome of the mission, in reference to the military.

    “This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do,” he said. “They came to me, they explained what they wanted to do ― the generals ― who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ryan-owens-seal-raid_us_58b58852e4b0780bac2d58c6

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      In other words, he’s telling the father of yet another dead soldier to suck it up and it’s his own kid’s fault.

    • CPO William Owens. ‘Ryan’ was just nickname. DONALD won’t even do this fallen Navy SEAL the honor of speaking his proper name and rank aloud.

      But yeah, even worse is refusing to take even one iota of responsibility for the raid he — DONALD — ordered and then ignored as he went off to have dinner and rage-tweet at the world some more.

    • SoCalGal20

      Bullshit. Obama would not do this op because the intel wasn’t solid. You don’t sell out your military leaders for a raid YOU ordered.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • Friday

      (actual ‘Master Race’ results may vary. Photo not typical, no deposit, no return. Liebensraum not included, void where prohibited by international law. )

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Here is the update to the live link.

    https://youtu.be/oDGGZpAmZr4

  • Friday

    Well, if they bother to put this on the radio I guess I’ll try and listen, not that there’s any real reason to. (If I did have TV I’d be watching the ‘When We Rise’ he’s pre-empting.

  • TrollopeReader

    As posted on my FB page: ”

    Tonight is officially a “Joint Address to Congress” … not a State of the Union. Attorney General Sessions is freaking out. Could be violence with all those joints. And he’s really freaked out about everything in the military being “Joint”, now. Including having to meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He now can fly out of Joint Base Andrews — visit Joint Base Cape Cod … and tells SecDef Mattiis that he is violating federal law on the USAF and Navy using JDAMs ….(Joint Direct Attack Munition)

    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-02-28/jeff-sessions-beats-war-drum-on-pot-legalization-concerning-state-attorneys-general

  • Bj Lincoln

    We have been moving our son down the road for 2 days and I will be asleep by 9. If not, I will be staring at something more entertaining than Drumpf. I can’t stand to watch him and get tired of the same old bragging/bitching bullshit. I heard he will talk for 60 to 70 minutes and because he can’t read or remember details, I just don’t think it would be worth my time.

    • clay

      Family First.

  • SoCalGal20

    Enjoy this adorable quokka before Trumpageddon strikes.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5ytKWjUoAA-Akk.jpg:large

    • David

      Now that’s cute.

  • bambinoitaliano

    There is another reality show worth watching over the so call president giving fake speech. Face Off at 9 pm on syfy. Aspire movie make up artists with real talent competing for a prize.

    • David

      New episode?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Yes. Elimination week.

  • billbear1961

    Will the Dems have an “official response” like the opposition does after the State of the Union??

    If not, WHY NOT?!

    • TrollopeReader

      Yes. Former KY Gov. Beshears is the official response (i think showing how he got so much of the state insured for the first time under the ACA) … also some sort of Latino/a response, and a FB Live from Bernie…

      • billbear1961

        Thank you, sweetie!

        • TrollopeReader

          xoxo!

          • billbear1961

            XO

    • Friday

      I understand the plan is for several, like the Repugs did the last eight years.

      • billbear1961

        Good!

        Thanks, Friday!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Well, I have the Jameson’s and the weed ready. I’m going to need both to get through it.

    • andrew

      Jeff Sessions will be watching you.

    • ERB. Chopped. several books that would bore yall if i started talking about them, but are really good. masturbation. that nice dildo/vibe combo with the tied down… well, you know what i mean. two wetsuits good. bloggin! cats. i’m a really good cook and if someone would just bring me some seafood, i’d fuck you and make you a really nice meal. long distance running. pot.

      have i given you enough possible alternatives, Sir? please do not pollute your brane.

      • clay

        😉 “Thank you for sharing.”

        • i love you all and will Expose Myself to Art, if that is what it takes to save you.

          • clay

            to Art
            for Art
            with Art
            on Art
            near Art

            It’s all good.

      • safari

        I ran across a rotating anal vibrator the other day. I didn’t think they made such a thing.

        • i remember when i first discovered that the Saddle was a real thing.

          • safari

            I once read a piece about sex toys that included the description of a dispassionate, analytical older woman trying out the device in front of others at a tradeshow for evaluation purposes.

    • Jay George

      Better check under the sofa and make sure Jeff Sessions isn’t under there to try and grab your weed.

  • boobert

    Hubby insist on watching this freakshow, I’ll be listening to music .

  • David

    Kitty LOVES his/her helium birthday balloon.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6WY142P5xww

    • Jay George

      That is so cute!

  • billbear1961

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

    Let me weep
    over my cruel fate,
    and sigh for freedom.
    Let my sorrow break the chains
    of my suffering, out of pity.

  • billbear1961
    • Jay George

      Goes really well with my Merlot.

    • Earl

      I read that as Handel, Schadenfreude.

      Maybe I’ve smoked too much weed today.

      Nah! Puff, puff; pass.

      • billbear1961

        It sounds pretty tragic to me, Earl, rather dramatically so (which is why I chose it, of course).

        • Earl

          It was very nice. I’ve gone from it to a nice calming Pachelbel – Canon in D…

          Youtube comes up with some very interesting combinations sometimes. From here, I can go more classical, or to “don’t cry for me Argentina.” Oh, and there’s also “God Save the Queen”, by the Sex Pistols. How’d that get in there?

          • billbear1961

            🙂

  • David

    If you get the Comet tv cable channel, they’re showing re-runs of Dead Like Me and Stargate Atlantis.

    • this would be a really good time to get into “Angel” or maybe even “Deep Space Nine (Star Trek).” trust me when i say you won’t be sorry. that breaking dope show was pretty good too.

      • David

        I’m a big Star Trek geek. DS9 was a great Trek show. It was definitely the most complex.

        • i have a reluctant lover, one who doesn’t want to believe that I’m Smart. hee.

          i was all like, ask me? ask me what show you will like, and get sucked into? cause i know people. i knew this one. i was not Rong.

          regular not geek people: this is the One. watch it! never mind all those silly trek jokes and jibes. this is an actually good show with a fabulous story arc. i hate to sound like a fan/atic. but it really is a good show, and i’ve made people who hate sci fi and black people and all the rest of it, like this show. it’s a little bit deep, which is rare on teevee. rant over.

      • “Life on Mars” — the UK version with John Simms. Awesome for those of us who lived through the 1970s and/or enjoy a mind-bending metaphysical drama.

        I’m about due for another marathon.

  • Lindoro Almaviva
  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Tune in for the Puppet Show!
    Tonight at 9PM EST.

    • Friday

      Nine, now? Well, that leaves me more time for punk rock but is this really Drumph’s way of getting on prime time?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        It’s a double bill! We get to watch the Puppet Show and the Klown Show.

  • MikeBx2

    If one Democrat had the cojones to do this, I’d donate to their re-election campaign. 🙂
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7dc8803a435a52af9899b203fd50585a387db8b60a20b7fa3aceeda39096bed9.jpg

  • Lazycrockett
    • clay

      $60 million! eat it Milo.

      • Todd20036

        For $60 milion, I’d eat Milo.

        I’d donate half of it at least, though

    • Todd20036

      PENGUIN LUST!!!

  • billbear1961
  • https://twitter.com/altNOAA/status/836745887493795840

    Gawd… There’s a better than even chance Donald names every boomboom in his gold-plated potty a ‘Trump Original,’ too.

    • Friday

      Yeah, they made that totally convincing pic he said was ‘writing a speech’ (that he didn’t write) (With a pen? Really?) at the concierge’s desk in his personal resort. 🙂

      • Aye… I saw more convincing poses in Glamour Shots portraits.

  • bkmn

    I liked the tweet from Ian Milhiser –
    The White House could have leaked any excerpts they wanted from Trump’s speech. And they couldn’t even find coherent ones.

    • clay

      I’m not sure they have a copy of it.
      I’m not sure a written copy will exist until it’s transcripted.

      • billbear1961

        And translated into something resembling standard English.

        Or Russian.

        • McSwagg

          As the Finns say,
          For the optimists – English,
          For the pessimists – Russian.

    • billbear1961

      Hahahahaha!

      Um, I think.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Friday

      Well, that’d be why Spicer and Trump’s leak-suppression stories keep leaking. You know, despite Trump not knowing about the cyber but being best at the cyber. It’s the cyber. That’s the problem. Too many cybers. 🙂

      • billbear1961

        Cybers!

        • Friday

          Totally. We’re gonna have the best cybers and get rid of them. It’s a series of tubes. Just don’t ask Poser-in-Chief to upgrade his Android.

        • McSwagg

          Sigh … bears !!!

    • clay

      It was KellyAnne in the office with the sofa?

      • TampaDink

        Not even trying to be discreet of flashing her grabable parts to a room full of guests.

        • Xiao Ai

          A girls gotta eat,…

          • TampaDink

            This is true…but she was posed more like a girl demanding to be fed….lots of virile man meat in that room.

          • Xiao Ai

            Hey, I never said what she was eating! 😏

          • TampaDink

            Good point. ;-D

    • billbear1961

      50%?

      If that’s true, it’s GREAT!

    • tbj5

      This version of RPS is probably run by Bannon and pals. It doesn’t actually leak anything damning, and tends to lead people in circles or to dead ends, while tantalizing them with scraps.

  • margaretpoa

    No, thanks. If I ever have a lobotomy, I may not have any choice what I watch but for now, no fucking way am I wasting my time watching the shit gibbon.

  • bkmn

    A preview of the 2018 SOTU –
    Because we deported all the tax-paying illegal immigrants we will have to slash Medicare and Social Security.

    But we can expand the military budget by 4643613131434384341313648484684%.

    • Friday

      Dumb thing is that gutting all those social services and real things…isn’t enough to reactivate one carrier, really. He’s still having to propose the economy will randomly “grow” *and* cut foreign aid (which would be dumb but actually could be done and make the rest needless) …The Republicans of course want to destroy the government that actually serves the public interest every damn time though.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “I don’t care…” but I’ll comment about it. Fake-god, I just love Trumpanzees and their inability to understand irony.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04940ff1306862bbb754f6c055edee00a0b8c73d9fbb1fd5037e41dc21984a86.jpg

  • fuzzybits
  • Michael R

    Watch Trump speak ?

    ” How many of you have ever started dating because
    you were too lazy to commit a suicide ? ” – Judy Tenuta

  • MonochromeMouse

    I bet he brings either the election or the inauguration up at least once.

  • EqualityForAll
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      OK this somehow stopped my mac from working. I had to shut it down and restart LOL

    • ByronK

      Dinner is now delayed and I think I’m celibate now. Ok, just kidding but dinner is delayed.

      • Earl

        One doesn’t go celibate by choice, it just happens. 🙂

        OOps.

  • JCF

    NOPE. I’ll be eating Shrove Tuesday pancakes instead. Happy Mardi Gras!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/057e68e0fe9297e81155248d34c5c4e7c5df8ecbae855a1aa270f7d05c25ce03.jpg

    [I’ll be back for the analysis. Hopefully Rachel & (MSNB)Co will rip Drumpf a new one.]

  • safari

    Another February thunderstorm. I’m quite excited to watch that.

    • clay

      tornadoes year-’round.

      Philly (which used to have annual snow measured by the foot) will have had only 1 inch accumulation this year. We now lose more school days to tropical storms than blizzards.

      • fuzzybits

        Three storms converging tonight in Illinois coming this way.

        • safari

          I just get your northern leftovers

        • ByronK

          Possible flooding in Toronto overnight.

          • fuzzybits

            Be safe.

          • ByronK

            TY. Likewise to everyone else getting hit tonight.

      • Jay George

        We’ve been having our April showers in February along with some pretty serious storms. :p

      • McSwagg

        We’ve had several runs in the mid 80s this winter. That is unheard of even for Houston. I’m really dreading this coming summer.

  • fuzzybits
  • David

    Here’s something MUCH better. It’s the classic Tim Conway elephant story from the Carol Burnett Show:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY

    • ByronK

      This makes me cry with laughter every time…

    • Earl

      The little asshole ‘what?’

      • octobercountry

        “Are you sure that little asshole’s through?”

  • TrollopeReader

    Melania is furiously texting Michelle for last minute additions to The Speech.

  • Lazycrockett

    I love that cable news thinks its viewers want to watch someone get into a car.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    My fellow Americans, I can save you a lot of time. Here is the state of the union. You’re welcome.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8c25d3780dc606f7a2c06ccd2c8fa7b458b4e77d34f6b2fb4b9021dcf390b950.jpg

    • billbear1961
      • Jay George

        They told she had to watch trump’s speech.

        • billbear1961

          I think so, yes.

      • another_steve

        Puccini was such a drama queen.

        • billbear1961

          You say that like it’s a bad thing.

          • another_steve

            Madama Butterfly is the only opera that literally makes me cry.

          • billbear1961

            Same here, Steve.

            Can’t get through it without crying.

          • Mikey

            I prefer Boheme.

      • unsavedheathen

        Placido Domingo always did it for me. His voice was at its height in this production and he’s smoking hot with the beard. Thanks for posting.

    • another_steve

      The pundits are having orgasms trying to guess whether he’ll do the “everything is terrible” thing — as he did during that dreadful press conference the other day.

      Personally, I’m so soused at the moment that if my bedroom ceiling collapsed on my head I’d hardly be aware of it.

      • Earl

        Ther’es time! I’m off for moar wine!

        • Jay George

          I’m already past my legal limit at the mo. Cheers!

    • i knew some WM mob guys. they were actually pretty cool. i just wish Our Leader had the same brains. he doesn’t.

  • PSA: Stephen Colbert will be doing a live (for EST & CST) Late Night show after the speech tonight. (Tape delayed for other time zones.)

    That is as much as I plan to watch.

    • billbear1961

      Thanks for the reminder.

  • David
    • coram nobis

      Harvey Korman was in a great deal of pain.

  • TampaDink

    How many times will it say “believe me!”? When people say that, this is clear indication that they are in the process of lying to your face.

    • McSwagg

      He always pairs that with the “asshole/OK” hand sign. The Loser in Chief has really, really bad body language.

      • TampaDink

        Which perfectly matches his really, really bad body & mind.

  • T-Batwoman

    like i’d waste my time watching this shit, fuck off drumpf.

  • Scott Fitler

    Ryan brown-nosing the future President Pence? Too much bromance going on there.

    • ByronK

      More of a poliwhoremance.

  • ByronK

    Nice shot on MSNBC of him rehearsing in the limo. Refer to EquityForAll’s post for what it looked like.

  • fuzzybits

    I hope he and all the repugs have a bad case of the trots.

  • billbear1961
  • SoCalGal20
    • fuzzybits

      Probably too much wine! Ba da dump.

    • ByronK

      Surprised it doesn’t say American Samosas

      • coram nobis

        Sonoma and Napa counties produce the best wine, okay? Glad!

        • ByronK

          You should try some from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Very good as well.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Theres some good whites coming out of oregon as well

          • Mikey

            the whites are all in D.C., and they ain’t all “good”.

          • Craig Howell

            Couldn’t resist, could you?

          • Mikey

            😉

      • safari

        The girls scouts were selling them at Kroger the other day.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          They delivered mine to my front door.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Try our new Talauega Ale. A burst of hops with a refreshing citrus end. Bottled in sonoma county, america

    • billbear1961

      Not the first thing they’ve misspelt.

      Nor will it be the last with this regime.

    • Upside: California now gets four Senators!

    • billbear1961

      They CARE so MUCH!

    • houstonray

      Cool! We bought our KitchenAid mixer at American Sonoma….

      • Sashineb

        I wish they’d give us a tax break on the price of a Vitamix.

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          Or Vicodin…..

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I got my Hario Skertan Coffee Mill there, wonderful people, they matched the lowest on-line price!

    • Jay George

      Thanks Kellyann!

    • Earl

      I want my soma! Delicious soothing soma! Wonderful Soma!

    • BobSF_94117

      Plus side: you’ve been upgraded to a state
      Down side: we’ve changed your name to something people might mistake for California, should increase migration, no?

  • David

    The crowd warm-up music has begun:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V6ubiUIxbWE

  • MikeBx2

    I definitely can’t watch them cheer him as he walks in, but I may tune in once he starts his speech. The first time he says “very very” I’m hitting the mute.

  • billbear1961

    I’ve got a headache and he hasn’t even STARTED.

  • Ninja0980

    Had some Captain ready to go for tonight but I have no coke left.
    Thanks Obama!

    • Earl

      Man up! Drink it strait, it’ll put hair on yer chest.

      or if you feed it to the right hottie he’ll put his hair on your chest.

    • ByronK

      Oh you meant Coke-a-Cola! Hey, you never know these days – everyone’s stressed! 😉

    • Jay George

      If it’s Captain Morgan you’re talking about, all you need is a couple ice cubes and you’re set. 😉

  • ultragreen

    Trump will announce the merger of the United States with Russia. The capitol city will be Moscow.

    • Henry Auvil

      He can see the Russian Tea Room from Trump Tower.

      • ultragreen

        Russia got the United States pretty cheap. It includes cancellation of all Trump debts and a $1 billion negotiation fee for Trump.

    • it’s the Third Rome, or something.

  • coram nobis

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the Untied States, Rufus T. Firefly!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsw9jYU_rJI

  • FancyThat
    • safari

      Marilyn Manson was right: we’re all stars now.

  • Scott Fitler

    Ugh Rancid Pubis I can’t even.

  • Michael R
    • coram nobis

      Big shiny gasbag full of flammables and piloted by Nazis. Apt.

  • caphillprof

    Pence and Ryan wearing matching outfits. What’s with that?

    • safari

      Allusions to the mid-speech dance number.

      • Bryan

        Oooh, will it be a break-away pop hit or more of a retro pastiche?

  • jimbo65

    Refuse to watch. If I want to see another “Gotham is burning” speech. I’ll watch the DARK KNIGHT trilogies. I’ll get the trainwreck cliff notes versions later.

  • houstonray

    I really can’t…even watching CNN coverage prior, for as much as this man is hated, they were practically tripping all over themselves to normalize him and make it sound like this was going to be an epic speech….how he’s going to work together, have new proposals, end the partisanship, blah blah. I hate it.

    • lenvus

      The normalization/respect of Trump for purposes of this night on MSNBC is too much. What the hell?! Is this one night an exception?

  • OdieDenCO

    by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes

    • coram nobis

      From ghoulies, and ghosties, long-leggity beasties, and things tha’ go boomp i’ the night, God preserve us!

    • billbear1961

      Man, you’ve got THAT right!

    • MusicBear88

      I’d rather have somebody thumbing my… never mind.

  • Michael R
  • halfwaythere

    I’m watching to see how many times he mentions his epic electoral college victory.

  • houstonray

    I’ll just stay here and read….so be snarky my brothers and sisters, make us laugh!

  • Talisman

    I wasn’t going to watch…but 2 jumbo margaritas, and I’m already numb, so why not?

    • MB

      Are you shriven ???

      * Only a few hours left of Shrove/Fat Tuesday.

      • Talisman

        Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday in my house.

      • McSwagg

        Yes, and tomorrow is Ass Wednesday! It’s my favorite christain holiday.

    • Joe in PA

      Me too.

  • Scott Fitler

    Enquiring minds want to know… will there be sniffling tonight?

  • beariac

    OK, I’m gonna be THAT gay who says it… donny’s had a haircut.

    • ByronK

      Like first day of school!

      • beariac

        Big school!

    • John30013

      I can’t tell.

      • beariac

        the sides look shorter.

  • MB

    He’s not even acknowledging the Democrats.

  • thom

    OH GOD! Let RBG be ok!
    I don’t think she ever misses these things.

  • Joe in PA

    OMG I started watching the Fox News broadcast. Ugh.

    • Sashineb

      I’m watching ABC in a separate window. Can’t bring myself to watch Fox.

  • Talisman

    well…maybe not numb enough…that intro just made me puke a little.

    • beariac

      I have a bucket handy.

  • Michael R

    Don’t let the applause fool you …

    https://s16.postimg.org/s7m9ohw9h/trump_is_a_cunt.jpg

    • beariac

      Janey Godley is a Glaswegian Goddess!!

  • Joe in PA

    Fuck you Scarboruh…you brought this.

  • coram nobis

    So, Rapunzel came down from the tower.

    • Joe in PA

      For a $$$.

  • ByronK

    Too little too late fuckwad.

  • lenvus

    And why MUST they golf clap every single 15 seconds? E-fucking-nough!

  • MB

    Condemns hate and evil (except if that hate is directed at Messicuns, Mooslims and Gheys.)

  • Joe in PA

    Who wrote this…you son-in-law?

  • Talisman

    Someone must have slipped him a downer.

    • Friday

      Last times they did that they wore off in twenty or fourty minutes.

  • ByronK

    deeply delivered?

    • Bryan

      Soooo deep.

      • ByronK

        DP

    • MB

      Sean Spicerack must have wroted it.

  • Scott Fitler

    Heart? What heart?

  • Michael R

    … my heart ( please clap )

  • lenvus

    A new national pride is sweeping? More like “goose stepping.”

    • Scott Fitler

      As evidenced by the excessive standing only one minute into his speech.

  • Michael R
  • John30013

    The only “pride” sweeping the nation seems to be White Pride.

  • halfwaythere

    Decent speechwriting, if only he were a decent speaker.

  • coram nobis

    What country is he talking about?

    • Talisman

      Teabagistan.

    • Bryan

      Nofunlandia.

  • safari

    I’m not watching. This is what I imagine is happening. It is quite Americana.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ccfb91182d662b7971b02b57d8a537d4ceffc3bd559e897d2c44c2bed4861265.gif

    • William

      Kiefer Sutherland is being sworn in.

  • James

    Are they just going to standing o every fucking thing he says ?

  • thom

    He was elected because he doesn’t “speak like a politician”
    If this is a watered down standard speech it will not play with the base

    • lenvus

      His standard base isn’t watching, because they are too busy freebasing, twerking, or otherwise getting fucked up. They’ve already fucked us up, so they’re back to doing it themselves.

  • Joe in PA

    Aniverse? WTF?

  • halfwaythere

    Chicago, drink!

    • Joe in PA

      AKA, blacks…Obama, drink!

  • MusicBear88

    Did anybody else get an interruption in the MSNBC feed with a lot of Cyrillic writing for about 15 seconds.

  • Joe in PA

    a lot of sniffing going on.

    • Bryan

      The sniffs of freedom!

    • William

      Juan Valdez had a cold.

  • TheManicMechanic

    So, he starts off by celebrating the end of Black History Month and continues the lie of fighting discrimination.

  • Michael R

    I hate that anyone thinks this is authentic

  • ByronK

    Ok, trying to keep dinner down now. 10s of millions?

  • Scott Fitler

    Meanwhile, behind Trump, Pence is still waiting for that elusive bowel movement…

  • lenvus

    MAGA!

    • Bryan

      Srsly. I’m gonna bring out my primary campaign-phrases bingo cards again.

  • John30013

    Mix metaphors much? “The chorus became an earthquake”?

    • William

      Comparing apples to orangutans.

  • halfwaythere

    I detest his isolationism.

  • Michael R

    …Cancer will be cured by Melania

    • Joe in PA

      lolz

    • MB

      and the South shall rise again.

    • fuzzybits

      What happened to her anti-bullying campaign?

      • Talisman

        The dumpster was elected.

    • David

      Cancer cured by Malaria? Now that’s news.

  • ByronK

    And everyone will own a unicorn!

  • John30013

    This just sounds like one of his useless stump speeches.

  • lenvus

    Cocaine sniff.

  • Talisman

    and every little girl will have a unicorn and every little boy a pussy to grab.

    • lenvus

      HAHAHA!!! rofl

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      The unicorns should stab the little boy with its horn when he tries to grab its owners’ pussy.

  • coram nobis

    LOCK-heed, damn you, not LockHEED. Weren’t you in business once?

  • halfwaythere

    Is there any site doing instant fact checking?

    • John30013

      I wish. That $3 Trillion amount sounds specious.

    • David

      No need. 100% of what he says is a LIE.

    • beariac

      WaPo according to an alert I got

    • Friday

      He’s shotgunning the bullshit so fast it’s a gishgallop.

  • Scott Fitler

    lol love Pelosi’s bitch please look!

  • Joe in PA

    FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU’

  • Michael R
  • Joe in PA

    drain the swamp…drink!

    • David

      For a man that breathes raw sewage, that won’t be easy.

  • TheManicMechanic

    This sounded better in the original German.

    • David

      Or Russian…..or Klingon.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Klingons live and die by honor, something Republicans know nothing about.

  • Friday

    Idiot. “Saved hundreds of millions of dollars” from a fighter program that he already wasted five times over in a month on his separate housing, travel, and golf every weekend?

    • Talisman

      Not to mention security for Melania in Trump Tower.

      • Friday

        Also piling up on Federal and NYC budgets.

  • Bryan

    Campaign rhetoric.

  • MB

    Thank you, thank you ??????? Fabulous F-35 ‘s ???

    The lack of decorum is sickening.

    • John30013

      Sounds like a drag troupe.

    • Friday

      He claims to have saved ‘hundreds of millions’ somehow but already spent it flying to play golf.

  • ByronK

    That’s because the lobbyists for foreign governments are on your staff and in your cabinet you fuck face!

  • Secure
  • Friday

    Idiot. “Stop the regulation of our great coal miners?” To do what?

  • Talisman

    While I tend to agree that the current regulations should be reviewed. But the fact is that there’s a reason they have grown so complex – and it’s mostly to do with the fact that businesses are always finding ways to slip around them.

  • Earl

    Save the Coal Minors, fuck the coast lines.

  • lenvus

    Senator Manchin (D-WV) doesn’t give a fuck about coal miners. He only cares about the Dirty Coal Dollars (i.e., the mines and the owners). He might as well switch parties now.

  • Joe in PA

    Two old regulations must be illuminated? Yeah, that makes sense.

  • Michael R
  • MB

    Closed caption spelled it as “coal-minors.”

    D’oh.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      The DeVos is in the details!

    • safari

      Make Children Work Again.

    • I’m sure nothing predictive was meant by it…

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Keystone! American Steel! Or was that American Steal?

  • Bryan

    Mike Pence sure is a rosy little bud tonight.

    • houstonray

      He’s starting to realize how close his dreams of being President are….

  • John30013

    Lyin’ Ryan looks like he’s having a good time. And I guess he and Pence coordinated their outfits.

  • Friday

    “Financial dreams?” Who dreams in *finance?*

    • Joe in PA

      Trump.

  • ByronK

    He has absolutely no idea what he’s doing, does he?

    • Earl

      Nope, not a fuking clue.

    • Bryan

      He’s campaigning, duh.

      • safari

        Trump/Pence 2020

    • David

      But Vladimir Putin does. And THAT’s the scary part.

    • Just…following orders. From Bannon, Putin, King Donald the First in his head…

  • William

    The explodey scene at the beginning of ‘Designated Survivor’ was thrilling.

  • Talisman

    Get ready for martial law in the effort to reduce violent crime.

  • MB

    Treatment for those so badly addicted…and we’ll make THEM pay for it !!!!!!!!

  • OdieDenCO

    I hope he gets a major headache from all the squinting he’s doing trying to read the teleprompter.

  • ByronK

    Like to diet pills? That kind of addiction?Or Rogaine

  • yes b’y
  • John30013

    If he actually puts significant money into drug treatment, I’ll be truly surprised.

    • safari

      No need. Sessions has the for profit prisons.

    • Tom Ato

      For all the Cialis victims

  • Joe in PA

    Border security…drink!

  • coram nobis

    “Billions and billions.”

    Carl Sagan wept.

  • Kathy F

    Trump. The infomercial.

  • Talisman

    Have any of these so-called accomplishments actually happened? and who is reporting on them (other than Faux News)?

    • Michael R

      He broke 62 campaign promises his first 29 days

  • Ninja0980

    Coal mining jobs still aren’t coming back.

    • Paula

      They stopped making coal back in the 1970s.

    • Friday

      They could knock down the whole Apalachian chan and thow it in a river, ther’s still no damn market dammit.

    • Carl

      Apparently I’m supposed to suck it up and move to states where I have rights, but the world has to change for people who are sitting around in misery waiting for the mines to reopen.

  • David

    Did Vlad Putin call him to wish him best luck??

  • lenvus

    This sounds just like a fucking campaign speech.
    “I’m going to…”
    “I want to…”

  • Notice he gets flustered when he sees the dems not cheering him he is so dependent on adulation he can’t function without it

  • ByronK

    This uniting this seems to be going really well!!

  • Talisman

    The Repuglickings are doing this just because of the response Obama usually got when he addressed Congress.

  • Earl

    I watched “La Cage Aux Folles” again, they weren’t half as Nelly as Trump.

  • Joe in PA

    Great, great wall!! Drink!

    • Earl

      Vino, veritas.

      • Joe in PA

        Speak truth to wine! Or something. 🙂

        • Earl

          It was somethign that Bill character came up with. it’s fucking profound motherfucker1 Profound!

          In vino, puke.

          • Joe in PA

            Thank you.

  • MB

    Billions, millions, borders, billions, millions taxes, billions and billions drugs, billions and billions GREAT GREAT WALL, billions and billions, drug dealers, billions and billions…..BLAH………BLAH…….BLAH………….

  • Scott Fitler

    Will matt Damon be patrolling that wall with his bow and. arrows?

  • Michael R

    and , I turned it off

  • Carl

    So, things that are better to watch…. Walking Dead is fun again this season. Humans is back. No one talks about that one, which is sad because it’s pretty good. Riverdale is rerunning the first episode right now. I got bored with it pretty quick, but some of you Dawson’s Creek fans might dig it. Agents of Shield just finished a fun block of episodes that are binge worthy. Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix is a hoot. Aaaand…… 82 days until the return of Twin Peaks, so why not revisit the classic series?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Radical Islamic Terrorism! Drink!

  • Friday

    Twenty minute downers, it looks like. 🙂

  • stevenj
    • Tom Ato

      facts, schmacts

      • stevenj

        lol

    • mdub in Puyallup

      The text of his speech is there, too. I have been reading it while he speaks. Close to verbatim.

  • John30013

    I’ll bet you not a single illegal immigrant has actually been deported since Drumpf’s sweeps started. (There’s this little thing called “due process”, which Donnie seems to think doesn’t apply to him.)

    • I keep reading about ICE putting people on commercial flights to their country of origin? How much is this going to cost us anyway?

  • MB

    ~ ~ ~ ~ THE GREAT, GREAT WALL MASSACRE 02/28/2017 ~ ~ ~ ~

  • Remember bowling green!!

  • MikeBx2

    When’s the part that they bring out the correct envelope and announce the true winner?

  • Bryan

    Annnnd… boom goes the “radical islamic…” aw never mind.

  • lenvus

    Defend its borders? Why do you speak of BORDERS when you only mention Mexico? Shut the fuck up with that ethnocentric/racist bullshit right there. If you want to build that wall, where are your plans for the Canadian wall? If there isn’t one there, then your racist shit has been called. No fucking walls dipshit.

  • thom

    Well, boring, typical trump stump speech without any of the fun, unhinged crazy.
    Won’t change anyones minds.

    But i think i despise paul ryan more than ever

  • MB

    Beachhead of terrorism ????

    Good fucking grief………………

    • Bryan

      Someone got a speech writer for tonight…

  • beariac

    Angry donny is just dying to get a go.

  • Talisman

    Respect my authoritay!

  • He looks like a racoon that got its head stuck in a Cheetos tin

    • beariac

      A condom filled with sausage meat that got kicked through an orange cobweb

  • ByronK

    Mooslims

    • halfwaythere

      IKR?

  • beariac

    Extinguish?????

    • John30013

      Because he knows nothing about military power, he thinks massive military force alone can overcome any enemy. He should ask his buddy Vlad how that worked out for the USSR in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

      • beariac

        He also doesn’t have the political backing to wield it.

  • Junior Minty

    He’s not so used to addressing hostiles. Good.

  • Michael R

    How many years until taco Tuesday ?

    https://s1.postimg.org/tfh2x1ckv/lucy_taco.jpg

    • MB

      Shrove Tacos…I had Lamb Barbacoa Tacos today.

      Delicious.

    • houstonray

      Taco Tuesday 2018…and then we can start making changes the day after. 😉

  • Talisman

    You *will* love America, or I’ll write a mean tweet!

  • halfwaythere

    Sotomayor is such a cutie!

  • Scott Fitler

    The female justices were thinking “am i on crazy pills?!”

  • Elena Kagan. Gives awesome ” whatever bitch” face

  • Friday

    He’s happy to have a professional hate-preacher tonight.

  • McSwagg

    I’ve noticed the dRumpster is looking only to the Republican side of the room.

    • Friday

      I’m hearing this on a radio with one speaker and I can tell half the room isn’t applauding, even if the mike is next to one wingnut (on NPR)

      • McSwagg

        You are right. Only the Rs are applauding. When he occasionally looks to the Ds side of the room at a pause, he scowls.

  • Joe in PA

    okok, how much do we want to smack Paul Ryan?

  • Talisman

    Every time the SCOTUS comes up, my stomach cramps…I’m terrified about what will happen with a conservative court.

    • Ninja0980

      They want to gut everything progressive in this country.

    • And the 130 Federal judge seats they’ve also been blocking for 8 years…

  • MB

    Gorsuch “approved unanimously BY the Court of Appeals” ???

    I didn’t know there was such a vote ????? Well, fuck me.

  • halfwaythere

    Are democratic women wearing white in memory of the suffragettes?

    • ByronK

      Yes

  • John30013

    Gorsuch should be approved just as swiftly as Garland was.

  • That will keep fact checkers busy…

  • Ninja0980

    Garland was confirmed with a large majority vote as well, it didn’t mean a damn thing.

  • Talisman

    Someone coached him to pronounce China correctly.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Hey Miss Scalia! He’s still dead, ya know.

  • halfwaythere

    He’s just such a ray of sunshine, isn’t he?

    • Bryan

      You’re fired!

    • DaddyRay

      Yeah this was supposed to be the speech that was the feel good speech after the dark inauguration speech

  • Joe in PA

    Oh, let’s talk about what you “inherited”…fuck you Donnie.

  • Joe in PA

    Jina…drink!

  • Friday

    And he talks complete economic garble.

    • Bryan

      “We don’t need free trade, we need fair trade.”

  • MB

    Good grief, Rethuglican applause-o-matic every 3 sentences ????

    • safari

      Gotta keep him charged.

    • Carl

      Somebody’s overcompensating.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      God, I know! It was annoying when done for Obama, but this seems to be on a scale of fakes with women’s orgasms in porn.

    • Uncle Mark

      Apparently, they need to keep clapping to keep both Tinker Bell alive and Trump happy

  • mdub in Puyallup

    And he should know about foreign goods!

  • ByronK

    Bull fucking shit. You have tariffs.

  • Friday

    Goddess, Harley Davidson? Yeah, who can actually buy one of those?

  • Talisman

    Oh, look, America is Great Again, already. Only 5 weeks in, and it’s all rainbows and unicorns.

    • beariac

      on Harleys

      • DaddyRay

        Dykes on Bikes?

        • beariac

          if only

    • tbj5

      I fixed all the problems! If anything is bad or terrible now, it’s because of the failing NYT and the brown people who hate your success!

  • DaddyRay

    Then why does your companies have merchandise made in China and why did you buy China steel

  • halfwaythere

    His smirking face is just so smackable!

  • ByronK

    Which country Donny? Come on, no unnamed sources? Which country charges 100% tariffs for hogs?

    • Sam_Handwich

      JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Friday

      Probably England, Norway, etc, they don’t meet local regs. Harleys are a luxury item even here, as many Trumpers buy the T-shirts.

  • Joe in PA

    Fuck you HD…a PA company.

  • Ninja0980

    Bernie clapped for Trump’s trade speech.
    Thanks Bernie.

    • safari

      The GOP does currently want to drop decades worth of free trade policies onto the democrats and blame them for job losses to keep their jobs.

  • Friday

    Is this piece of shit going to propose anything useful?

    • Talisman

      It’s all useful…

      For straight, white, rich, Christian males.

  • ErikDC

    This shit show we are watching tonight is why you VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO.

    • Joe in PA

      Fuck you Sarandon.

  • Joe in PA

    And HOW are you going to change other countries? Stupid fuck.

    • safari

      Cut the state department to the bone and point missiles at them.

    • Tom Ato

      By talking and talking and talking

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Millions of jobs?

    • McSwagg

      Yes. They will all be 15 hours a week at minimum wage. Everyone will need 3 or 4.

  • Gregory Peterson

    You know that you live in the dystopian future when the President’s hair is made from a cotton candy machine.

    • houstonray

      It’s so Hunger Games…

  • Scott Fitler

    I don’t know what’s more annoying, Trump’s speech or Smug and Smugger behind him.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      You could have gone with Dumb and Dumber…still apropos!

  • thom

    I’m having a hard time wrestling with the fact that roughly half of my fellow citizens are loving this

    • mdub in Puyallup

      Less than half. And Obamacare repeal could lower that.

      • thom

        Maybe SLIGHTLY less than half. But enough to get him behind the podium

        • mdub in Puyallup

          Sigh…yeah.

    • Carl

      But you get the smug satisfaction of knowing who your inferiors are. You can spot them quicker than ever now.

      It’s something at least.

      • thom

        Yuck

    • Talisman

      Only about a quarter. Less than half the eligible voters actually voted.

      • thom

        Ok, so roughly half of voters. Either way its a difficult pill to swallow

      • GOP Governors were *bragging* about their block-the-vote starting the minute early voting started…

        • Bryan

          It’s important to be “first” about something.

        • thom

          No matter the circumstances, the raw number of votes he received is appaling

    • Just under half that were allowed to vote, so about 23%.

    • David L. Caster

      If it’s any consolation, more like about 30% of your fellow US citizens.

      • thom

        Not really…. i have zero faith that he will be replaced in 2020

        • David L. Caster

          That has more to do with the level of participation in the system by eligible voters. I maintain that there are more progressives than those that support Trumpism and the GOP in general.

  • Should we clap now?

  • safari

    Nothing useful occurred. Time was expended.

  • halfwaythere

    Maybe he should stop hiring foreign workers for Mar-a-Lago?

  • ByronK

    So he wants to start bringing in immigrants that will compete for the jobs Americans actually want?

    • beariac

      Nigel Farage…. UK trying the Australian system

  • SoCalGal20

    One of the CT special elections that’s happening tonight. Tide could be turning.

    https://twitter.com/maxreiss/status/836755036810133504

  • beariac

    sotto voce… aggressive…. sotto voce…. aggressive… etc
    I had that schtick.

    • Tom Ato

      beariac, Smellyanne wants her outfit back.

      • beariac

        you bitch, I hadn’t thought of that. Tomoz I change my avi

      • beariac

        🙂

  • ByronK

    National rebuilding. Starting with nuclear warheads!!!

  • Friday

    Now the Republicans applaud infrastructure rebuilding that they blocked cause a black guy was President.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      Why, they never! The political body can reverse legitimate racism.

  • Talisman

    So, he’s going to channel FDR to put people back to work?

    • DaddyRay

      except he won’t pay them

    • Friday

      They called Obama a fascist for that, plus actually being popular.

      • That’s because he wasn’t trying to sell all the infrastructure to private corporations before fixing it up.

        • Friday

          “Before fixing?”

    • MB

      Especially the minors in the coal industry.

    • Junior Minty

      He’s going to channel FDR by putting brown people in camps.

  • mdub in Puyallup

    The Negotiator! Why didn’t we think of that before?

  • MB

    Eisenhower got the Interstate system going so Americans could escape major cities when Atomic Bombs were launched from Russia.

  • Joe in PA

    “National rebuilding: … by Trump branded firms.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Where is he getting the money from? Tax cuts. Right?

  • fuzzybits

    Not watching but taking solace in the fact that Ohio’s great Joyce Beatty wore it best at one time. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/07/29/00/36AF04DB00000578-0-image-a-2_1469747038536.jpg

  • TrollopeReader
  • TimCA

    Hitler built the autobahns, Trump will build our interstate highways.
    YAY!!

    • No, private corporations who’ve been sold the highways for $1 will build them. And then charge you to drive on them.

      • Talisman

        Tolls at every exit and bridge!

  • ByronK

    And everyone gets a medical unicorn!

  • Sam_Handwich

    i just got home. has he whined about the media yet?

    • ByronK

      Amazingly not. Too busy with other lies.

    • Joe in PA

      bwahahahaha.

  • Gregory Peterson

    I can’t watch any more of him. I think that I’ll watch the Buffy St. Marie documentary on FNX..

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, wasn’t Obama a tyrant for proposing these ideas?

  • Friday

    How? Any of these ‘promises,’ *how?* The fact Republicans applaud this bullshit only means they own your shit, Herr Drumph.

  • TheManicMechanic

    My feed keeps conking out. Just as well.

  • John30013

    And they have absolutely no idea how to do that, since none of the GOP paid any attention when the Dems were working on health care reform.

    And just how does Donny propose to lower health insurance premiums? By fiat?

    • safari

      Kick the sick off the roles.

      • safari

        I suppose he could also make the premiums lower by covering nothing, too.

  • Talisman

    Yes…considering that the ACA is the republican idea, and the only idea they’ve ever had….

    they are going to repeal it and replace it, alright…replace it with the ACA.

    The only way to guarantee coverage is to institute a single-payer system.

  • Benny S.

    Paul Ryan looks like he’s falling in love for the first time.

    • “As visions of profits danced in their heads…”

    • mdub in Puyallup

      Black heart + Orange Tint = True Love!

      • Elliott

        Orange is his new black.

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Yeah…the only reason we pay too much is because of premiums. That’s it! Lower the premiums, problem solved! Yay!

    • Friday

      Commie! Health care costs have nothing to do with who is demanding the *prices* for *corporate profits which are at record highs!”s

  • Not watching, but am looking at Twitter–

    https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/836767212337840128

    • Ninja0980

      You wanted him for your own purposes, you got him.
      Now suffer the consequences.

      • Frostbite

        sad thing is, we all suffer with 45 “in charge”

    • Tom Ato

      That’s how he looks when the Depends needs to be changed.

    • safari

      That alone made this thread worth it.

    • Joe in PA

      Damn you Becca…you’ve just ruined that song for me. 🙁

    • thom

      Parker Molloy is a fucking national treasure

    • jefe5084
    • Uncle Mark

      McConnell is a seasoned veteran. He’s probably envisioning the hell he will be facing when Kynect (KY’s ACA portal) is undone by these overzealous Republican fuckers…and people start screaming at them about Drumpf’s promises

    • Todd20036

      I’ve no sympathy for Captain Terrapin

  • Joe in PA

    Keep you doctor….drink!

  • Talisman

    ACA covers preexisting conditions, dumbass.

  • TheThruster

    Lowlife, evil moron says what?

    Can’t watch anymore of this BS, the constant applause is making me want to puke.

  • John30013

    The only issue with the ACA is that it didn’t go far enough. It should have been a single payer system. I think anything else is ultimately doomed to fail.

  • Talisman

    Health Savings Accounts are a joke – it’s just more money out of your paycheck.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      But if you can’t save, you don’t deserve to live!

      • ByronK

        Only fair, right?

    • DaddyRay

      exactly – you are spending your money. That is not health insurance

    • John30013

      I’ve got one, but only with the money my employer donated.

    • SoCalGal20

      Health savings accounts are great for things like copays but you never want to put in more than you know you’re going to spend because they don’t roll over. Aside from that, they’re a terrible idea. Not to mention many people can’t afford the deduction from their paychecks unless it’s a negligible amount.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Very true. At least as they now exist. In the 1980s everyone I knew paid in loads of money to pay for stuff not covered by insurance, like face lifts. Lots of face lifts in the 80s.

      • DaveW

        Wrong. HSA funds roll over and become IRA funds at retirement. THEy are a bait and switch as someone said they help people with income that needs a tax shelter. We max ours out and don’t touch it, it’s a 25% increase in 401k limits on saving opportunity

        You are referring to FSAs that do not roll over

        HSA talk is a nod to the middle class and above that want to save more. They are not a healthcare solution.

    • And useful only for people who, you know, actually have money. And they work best of all for the very rich.

    • Cuberly

      Earmarking your money for a specific purpose.

      Um, just don’t call it a mandate.

  • ByronK

    Health scam, health scam, watch John Oliver Donny!!!

  • MB

    Obamacare, mooslims, great great wall, Jina, Obamacare, immigrants, Iran, ISIS, Obamacare, Great Great Wall, immigrants, mooslims, Jina…
    …did I mention immigrants ???

    #dogwhistle

    • mdub in Puyallup

      Now I don’t need to read the transcript!

  • thom

    Wow! I didn’t realize just how much I hated Paul Ryan

    • BobSF_94117

      It sneaks up on you, then POW!

  • Talisman

    The states had the chance to expand medicaire, and many refused – and the ACA is failing in those states for those reasons.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, Roberts wanted the ACA to fail, just didn’t want to be so obviously partisan about it.

  • halfwaythere

    The gap between the GOP rhetoric and their actions is HYUUGE!

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Yes, bring the cost of prescriptions (or drugs of you prefer) down. He must not have stock in pharmaceuticals.

    • Joe in PA

      Lessee if he signs the new bill introduced today (by Dems).

  • So, he just killed state exchanges.

    • DaddyRay

      He didn’t do shit – nothing has passed and been signed

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Where’s your plan? He lies and lies and lies.

  • John30013

    So everyone can buy the insurance plan they “want”, and Donny’s gonna make sure everyone is covered, but costs are going to go down? Just how does he think he’s gonna do that?

    BTW, I agree with bringing down drug costs. The Dems wanted to do that with the ACA (and even with GWB’s Medicare tinkering), but the GOP and Big Pharma put a stop to that.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      Magic!

      • Lars Littlefield

        Mor specifically, FM (fucking magic).

  • Talisman

    Going across state lines won’t solve anything – the insurance companies will simply move to the state with the least regulation, and rip us all off.

    • DaddyRay

      You want treatment for your broken arm – get in a car and drive from Boston to Alabama where they will break off a tree branch and tape it on with duct tape

  • Joe in PA

    Healing and hope… Gag.

  • ByronK

    How DARE he mention women’s health.

  • Friday

    This idiot wants to play President but he talks like a lousy middle managemnt ‘motivationa’l caseette from the 80s.

    And….now he’s claiming he will do all the things even if they are the opposite of what he has actually done.

  • halfwaythere

    Clean air and water? YOU LIE!

  • John30013

    Says he’s going to provide clean water; guts the EPA.

    • BobSF_94117

      $2/bottle

      • Joe in PA

        With “Trump” on the label.

        • DaddyRay

          Bottled in Flint MI

  • MB

    Who, tha FUCK wrote this ???
    It is wandering all over the place like a plagiarized book report.

  • Ninja0980

    CLean air and water, yet I’ll destroy the agency charged with protecting that.

    • John30013

      I guess he’s just going to Tweet-scold polluters into not polluting.

      • Friday

        He’ll tweet the opposite and claim credit for ‘jobs’ if someone pollutes streams, then blame Obama for the fact that dumping tailings doesn’t create a market fo coal.

  • Tom Ato

    Big Bang Theory is on TBS

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I think I will take a crap on the toilet. It will smell better.

  • ByronK

    How did he pay for it Donny?

  • Oh the Christian god – inspiration porn!

  • halfwaythere

    It’s rare disease day? I have to get to Hallmark!

    • Tom Ato

      Remembering all the victims of bad plastic surgery

    • MB

      Tomorrow is medium-rare disease day.
      for Ash-bergers syndrome.

  • fuzzybits

    Remember Flint!

  • Joe in PA

    Rare disease day? Did he just make that up?

    • ByronK

      No, apparently it is. Wow, he told the truth!!!

    • Margie

      I have heard of Orphan Diseases but never Rare disease.

  • ByronK

    Oh, we know about your love for your daughter!

  • houstonray

    I’m not watching but oh how I wish someone would yell out “LIAR!!!!!”

    • Joe in PA

      I’m yelling that…does that count?

    • mdub in Puyallup

      I’m imagining every clap as a shout of “LIAR.”

  • Friday

    This is too much and too empty of content bullshit to bother with.*clicking of clock radio.*

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Yes, let’s slash ALL restraints in government. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Oh, my. Let the FDA not do its job. Hello drug recalls. But let’s have medical legislation reform.

    • Free market! Protect the drug companies from liability and let people choose the drug companies that offer the best product for their ailments! Brilliant!

    • MB

      Well, there GO your little-blue-pills my dear.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Ummm…Civil rights issues are the civil rights issues of our times.

  • thom

    Oh God! I’m so bored. Teleprompter Trump sucks even harder than Russia loving, conspiratorial, unhinged, authoratarian, water sports enthusiast, secretive, tax evading, reality show Trump
    Edit.. misogynistic, bigoted, racist, transphobic, homophobic, islamophobic, sex assualting, asshole

    • Joe in PA

      Just keep focusing on Ryan. That’ll keep your anger up!

      • thom

        True! It works!

  • MikeBx2
  • BobSF_94117

    So, is he working off prepared notes, a written speech, or winging it? Can anyone tell?

    • Lars Littlefield

      He’s wing-nutting it.

  • Talisman

    A nation of miracles…

    hallelujah and amen!

    Unicorns for all!

  • MB

    “Education is the Civil Rights Movement of our time”….so I put a fucking MORON in charge of education.

  • TimCA

    “a father’s love for a daughter”.

    (but not in the icky incestuous DJT way)

  • John30013

    Yes, the solution to the education problems in this country is to privatize it all.

    • Doncha know, America’s children are an untapped resource and need to be fracked into becoming little profit centers.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Remember the “Medicaid mills” of the 1970s and 80s? Substandard, Mafia-run inner-city clinics whose mission was to fraudulently obtain government funds while providing little or no actual medical care. That’s Dolt45’s business model for education.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      It’s all about choice. So we can call them pro-choice now, right?

    • Talisman

      It’s always privatizing with the republicans.

  • DaddyRay

    So he is ok with Federal Tax dollars paying for Muslim schools

    • John30013

      Yeah…. nope.

    • Or course not. And given the events of the last week, I’m guessing he’s not keen on tax dollars going to Jewish schools either.

    • Talisman

      Of course not….the Constitution only protects *Christians*.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i love the blax very bigly

    • MB

      and very-thickely.

  • Joe in PA

    FUCK YOU Paul Ryan…standing for disabled children.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      He does it so they don’t have to!

  • DumbHairyApe

    What does he have against Chitown?

    • Tom Ato

      It’s the Rahm Emanuel/Obama connection.

      • DumbHairyApe

        Ah, thank you, bigly.

  • Robincho

    Contrasting this podium with a year ago, you realize that orange IS the new black…

  • Scott Fitler

    SH

  • ByronK

    Did he just say every american job should be able to grow up?

    • beariac

      child?

      • ByronK

        Hard to tell now.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Yay for stupid schooling!

    • DaddyRay

      HOM Skul

  • Joe in PA

    gag

  • DaddyRay

    How is this a positive feel good speech that is mean to Unite?

    • Tom Ato

      Well, they lied about that, too.

  • DumbHairyApe

    “Every child growing up should have access to the Russian Oligarchy banking system”.

    • MB

      Every daughter should grow up, waiting for that SPECIAL moment when her pussy is grabbed ……

    • lenvus

      You guys are whoreable. Go on…. 😀

  • yes b’y

    police and cherubs

  • Sam_Handwich

    the murder rate is worse in St Louis and New Orleans. but they are in red states

  • Joe in PA

    Chicago murder rate…drink! Oh wait.

  • DaddyRay

    Boo

    • beariac

      *audible sigh* @ voice

  • beariac

    that didn’t go down well

  • ByronK

    And what about American victims of crime committed by Americans?

  • safari

    Just watching the text on this thread is making my blood pressure go up. I’m going to go shower and calm down.

  • halfwaythere

    Fuck his anti- immigrant shit

  • DaddyRay

    How about the Indian guy killed in Kansas by the white guy

    • Sam_Handwich

      oops!

    • Talisman

      The white guy isn’t here illegally, I suppose.

  • DumbHairyApe

    What’s he got against violent illegal immigrant gang members?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement? VOICE? I just can’t…

  • Ninja0980

    Where is the office of victims killed by your supporters asshole?

  • safari

    (Oh, beautiful lightning outside from way in the distance … and a clap of thunder lasting damn… almost 15-20 seconds.)

    • ByronK

      Keep an eye out for four guys on horses. They’re probably immigrants.

  • Sam_Handwich

    you’re more likely to be killed by a kid playing with his parent’s second amendment toys

  • beariac

    quiet don… SHOUTY DON…. quiet don….

  • mdub in Puyallup

    When are the going to bring out the Victims of Donald (VD for short)?

  • FlKeysKevin

    Is anyone else weirded out by the identical suits on Hair Furor, Ryan and Pence, and the identical ties on Pence and Ryan? Uniforms??

    • mdub in Puyallup

      The Stepford Politicians.

    • TampaDink

      Is President Bannon wearing the same thing….of course not, he doesn’t have to adhere to Donnie’s demands….since I’m not viewing (obviously), I presume that Pres. B. was selected as the designated survivor.

  • Talisman

    Enough with these shout-outs. I hated it when Obama did it, and it’s worse with the dumpster. These people are being used to push a fascist agenda.

  • fuzzybits

    Is he making white supremacist hand signals?

    • DumbHairyApe

      Of course.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      He;s just fixing his tie…it got caught in his zipper.

      • MB

        Nah, that was Mike Pence’s tongue caught in his zipper.

    • beariac

      to go with his words

  • DaddyRay

    Winning is defined by Trump as stealing other countries resources for personal gain

    • Talisman

      as putting money in his own bank account.

      • DaddyRay

        If only their was a term for that like War Profiteering

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m sure it’s not just limited to stealing “other countries’ resources”

  • Sam_Handwich
  • ByronK

    Except when they lose Ryan?

    • I dunno, they are still clapping over that death…………….

  • MB

    Donald Drumpf pig-fucker DELIVERS.

    NOT MY PRESIDENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, … the puppet has not spontaneously combusted yet?
    So much for thoughts and prayers.
    Time to jab needles into a Trump voodoo doll.

  • Earl

    On that note, fuck that shit.

  • Bryan

    “I need a hero!”

    • Joe in PA

      If I knew the rest of that lyric…I’d help you out. Great work out song! 🙂

      • I’m holding on for a hero till the end of the night.
        he’s gotta be strong & he’s gotta be sure and something something more wine…

        • Joe in PA

          Thank you!

          • yeah, now it’s going to be stuck in my head for *days*. Better than having Trump’s voice in there, I suppose…

        • Talisman

          Why is it I can remember the lyrics to song released 20 years ago, but can’t remember why I just got up from my chair?

          • We’re getting old. Go with it, embrace it and relish all those “new” discoveries you’ll make each day. Hey! I found my keys!!!!

    • lenvus
  • ByronK

    Oh, this is just sick.

    • halfwaythere

      War porn.

  • Joe in PA

    Maybe it is the rum…(cheap though it may be), but I really have been gaging a lot.

  • Wow… ” VOICE ‘. The 21st century version of ” Wach Auf! Kauf nicht bei Juden”

  • DaddyRay

    Sobbing grieving white widow praying to jebus – CHECK

    • Robincho

      I thought there was something wrong with the chamber ceiling…

  • Talisman

    Is this the vital Yeman raid that Obama botched by being black?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    I cannot believe they brought her in. That is beyond low.

  • DaddyRay

    Prop

  • MB

    And this is supposed to be a TWO-HOUR shitshow ????

    ZOIKS !!!

    • BobSF_94117

      The transcript runs out in a bit. Maybe he’s gonna ad lib. Or ad con, rather.

  • yes b’y

    please lard let me disassociate

  • it should be a moment of silence, not applause! such ghouls

  • beariac

    Doesn’t the father hate donny? notable by his absence.

    • John30013

      Yes. I’m surprised the grieving wife played along.

  • ByronK

    That was fucking sick. Ya, I’m sure getting a sycophantic round of applause makes it all worth it for him.

    • beariac

      a record round of applause

      • John30013

        He’s very proud of that little manufactured moment.

        • beariac

          nasty POS. now back to the stump speech.

  • John30013

    Oh, GAWD! The Bibble!

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, I didn’t think crime victims were supposed to be used as props.

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Ryan died, not because of me, but for me.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Can they milk this guys unnecessary death any more than this???

    • Joe in PA

      nope

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Oh, he will.

    • Stogiebear

      Guess whose image will now be on the $20 bill?

    • ByronK

      Ivanka will release a fashion line in his honor. 

  • Joe in PA

    Even the widow says…ENOUGH!

  • Joe in PA

    Bible…drink!

  • Talisman

    That was truly disgusting…spinning a botched raid and unnecessary death into war porn.

    • beariac

      For the Fatherland!

    • PeedeResistance

      Oh, war porn and a totally ersatz, scripted, excrementally phony reality-show ‘catharsis.’…….only dRUMPf could manage both simultaneously.

  • John30013

    The money is pouring in, guys!

    • Talisman

      Rainbow High!

      • Mark

        they need some excitement..and so do I!

    • ByronK

      Pick up your phone now, and give!!

  • DaddyRay

    Any bets on how long it will take for the news media to uncover that the grieving widows story is fake?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Like I, Donald, pay my fair share of costs. NATO…um…needs to be different than me.

  • DumbHairyApe

    NOT my president.

    • DaddyRay

      Not even a member of the Human Race

  • ByronK

    He’s about to go into lock jaw, he’s slurring. 

  • DumbHairyApe

    SHOW US YOUR TAXES.

  • Joe in PA

    “the money is pouring in”

    Oh, that’s gotta play well in Oklahoma. Good job Donnie.

  • Stogiebear

    Except Native Nations….

  • Mark

    did he STFU yet?

    • Joe in PA

      Sadly, no. 🙁

    • Bryan

      He’s talking about typewriters now.

    • mdub in Puyallup

      If only this were a “Create your Own Adventure” story…

  • MB
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    My job is to represent the United States– and wow, does it look like shit now.

    • He really should start then by stopping his habit of calling other Americans ‘the enemies of the people.’

  • DaddyRay

    Terrible Terrible wars – let’s start more of them while we spend a historic amount on our military

  • DaddyRay

    He is praising Thomas Edison because they finally found the light switch in the situation room

  • beariac

    250th year…. let ME be president

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    To create the conditions for displaced person to return home. So, I’m giving them a head start.

  • DumbHairyApe

    How about releasing your taxes, is that too much to ask?

  • ByronK

    Seriously, is his mouth tired? He’s bordering on sounding like Caitlyn.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Come to Philly now, fucker. We hate you here.

  • ByronK

    Small print: Except for you Mooslims.

  • DaddyRay

    * except Muslims, Mexicans, Jews and Gays

  • Scott Fitler

    Except mooslims.

  • Talisman

    Jesus…he’s bucking for the Evangelical crowd, isn’t he?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    Really? My God made me out of willow fronds and lotus blossoms.

  • Stogiebear

    American footprints on distant worlds and those distant worlds start complaining about illegal aliens.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Set free the dreams of our people– which they can’t think of on the pot as I locked them out of the john.

  • MB

    “The time for small hands is NOW !!!”
    “The time for small-minds is NOW !!!”

  • Mikey

    “Making sure every child has access to a good education.”
    Ah! so Trump is firing DeVos?

    • BobSF_94117

      And seizing her bank accounts!

  • Ninja0980

    Pundits are swooning over that moment a few moments ago.
    Want to bet he uses that as a shield to cover up his botched Yemen raid?

  • thom

    I think tonight has made me give up hope that donald will not see out his 4 years… congress is more than happy to be led by this madman

    • John30013

      The GOTP congress has zero incentive to get rid of Drumpf. If he’s drummed out, it will be by his own doing (or by those close to him, like Bannon).

    • clay

      Not their branch, not their problem, or so they think

    • Talisman

      They will protect right up until he stops playing ball, and then they’ll throw him under the bus. And make it clear to Pence that he’d better play ball, too.

  • beariac

    Ein Volk, ein Reich!

    • TimCA

      ein Fuhrer!

      Trump! Trump! TRUMP!

  • DaddyRay

    RESIST

  • SoCalGal20
  • lenvus
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    All by the same god— named Allah.
    (Then it’s not considered the same.)

  • mdub in Puyallup

    And may Cthulu bless you, Mr. Trump.

  • yes b’y

    now eat shit and die fuckface

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      … and no ketchup!!

  • jeremyrain98

    Nope, I already know what the fuck the Agent Orange gonna say:
    1. “I am very successful. Look at how many vote I won. I won both Electoral and Popular vote”.
    2. “Paid Protestors something something”
    3. “Hilary blah blah blah BAD”
    4. “Obama something something mess”
    5. “Jobs blah blah clean coal blah blah the best blah blah tremendous”
    At this point I would make a drunk Bingo for “SHITS TRUMP SAYS” but I am having a horrible cold right now. So I’m going to knock myself the fuck out with some Nyquil and watch tomorrow news’ cover of this never-ending mess.

  • Talisman

    I believed in American right up until they elected your sorry, orange ass as President. Now I have no hope, and believe America is on course to be the next Germany.

  • ByronK

    Wow, are the Democrats’ parking about to expire? A stampede for the doors!

    • BobSF_94117

      They don’t want to shake his hand.

      • beariac

        They like having their arms attached to their shoulders too much.

    • SoCalGal20

      LOL good! I think Maxine Waters flat out boycotted.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        They all should’ve.

    • OdieDenCO

      the stench in the room must be overpowering.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      yea, that was a “get me out of here, I have to laugh, puke, drink” moment.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well, when that much manure is tossed around like confetti, it’s not unreasonable to want to get out quickly.

  • DumbHairyApe

    WHAT?!?!?! It’s over? I was expecting the old “I won by the most bigly electoral college win ever” type of shit. SAD!

    • halfwaythere

      I know…I’m a little disappointed.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        I could’ve filled my Bingo card except for that.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Dream big– can he just go home?

  • yes b’y
  • Joe in PA

    Oh yeah, HE wrote this. FU Donnie.

  • thom

    Now watch all the white heterosexual cis privileged male pundits saying how presidential he was

  • BobSF_94117

    So, I take it we’re not going to Mars???

    • DumbHairyApe

      No, we are, however going to build a YUGE wall between us and Mars, just to keep any Martians from coming into our planet without extreme vetting first.

      • Uncle Mark

        Now I’m going to watch “Mars Attacks” again, and cheer when Congress gets baked. Suddenly the Martians are looking like the good guys

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    We made it! We graduated high school!
    Wait, wrong speech? I was confused at the end.

  • Bryan

    Does a job in the new Department/Bureau of Immigrant Crime come with its own uniform?

  • mdub in Puyallup

    And now NBC is fawning about his “tone”.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I have that tone as well after a few ludes, some Scotch, maybe a Vicodin or two…

    • lenvus

      Rachel’s doing the same thing. Except, she’s giving him some good shade as well. /snark

    • Talisman

      I quit watching all news outlets. They helped normalize the dumpster, gave him free advertising, and refused to cover any story of substance regarding him. Even now, they just play at reporting on him.

  • MB
  • mdub in Puyallup

    Johnny swears like he has Tourette’s, but he does it in a very nice tone.

  • beariac

    bbc commentators are idiots. cnn it is then

  • MikeBx2
  • Joe in PA

    But, will Ivanka be selling that off the shoulder number? #sellsellsell!

  • Lazycrockett

    So what did I miss?

    • Joe in PA

      Not a fucking thing.

    • Stogiebear

      The emptying of the third bowl of the Apocalypse.

      • Uncle Mark

        I’m gonna pour a 4th bowl of Apocalypse. It’s my favorite breakfast cereal since Drumpf took the country hostage. Just add milk or tears.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Soooo, how’d it go?

  • fuzzybits

    I just flipped it on for a sec and damn is that a sea of white!

    • SoCalGal20

      Like white people or white outfits? The Dem women wore suffragette white.

      • fuzzybits

        White folks.

        • SoCalGal20

          Of course.

        • beariac

          But his tally of AA’s is up to 2 now. Look!

        • Paula

          With white hair.

  • Sam_Handwich

    at least he cleared up that little russian problem

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • ByronK

    Are there any Democrats shaking his hand?

  • Lazycrockett
  • Joe in PA

    I’m listening to the AFTER-SPEACH on Fox…it is HILLARIOUS. Pander much?

    • Joe in PA

      American Greatness! Yeah!

      • Joe in PA

        And fuck you Brit Hume.

  • DumbHairyApe

    OK, how many hours until he tweets about how great his speech was and how bigly he is?

  • lenvus

    This whole clusterfuck seems like a cruel, wicked dream. I’m just waiting for the alarm clock to go off, to wake up and realize it is January 20, 2017 where Hillary Clinton actually won, or that I’ve overslept to January 20, 2021.

  • DaddyRay

    Someone said the speech was Reaganesk

  • MB
  • Talisman

    C-SPAN is showing the exit – with audio…someone just said that was “Reagan-esque”.

    Another said it was one of the best they’ve ever heard.

    • BobSF_94117

      Did they say one of the best what?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Didn’t watch it, but Fuck, the networks are praising him??!!??

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/836776864588918785

    • Bryan

      “Nice tone.”

      • beariac

        He couldn’t be as shouty as normal on the Floor.

    • BobSF_94117

      The man had his mouth open for over an hour and there were no catastrophes. Surely he deserves a little praise…

  • houstonray
  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/836773344011763714
    If this is true, that clip will all the Republicans will need to play the next year and a half.
    How tone deaf can you be to sit for that, even if she is being exploited?!

    • John30013

      I believe I would have stood and clapped politely for a few moments, and then simply remained standing. But the 2 minutes standing ovation was way over the top and bordered on war porn.

      • safari

        I like war porn. The porn kind. With uniforms. And gay sex.

      • Talisman

        bordered?

        I think it illegally immigrated.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Tin Ears, all ’round.

    • BobSF_94117

      Tone deaf or respectful of the dead, especially the needlessly dead?

      I wasn’t raised to clap at things like that.

    • another_steve

      Agree.

      However exploitative it was, the image of his widow looking up to heaven and crying to her husband, juxtaposed with the silent Dems, will come back to hurt the latter.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, if there was a moment they all needed to stand, that was it.

  • DaddyRay

    Democrats should have all brought whoopee cushions

  • Lazycrockett

    “What vicious, murderous, criminals illegal immigrants are” – R. Maddow.

  • houstonray

    Didn’t watch but from what I gather….last week Trump was all “Press is the enemy of the People”…this week the Press is all “Trump is so Presidential”

    • John30013

      Yes, they’re falling all over themselves to say how “presidential” Drumpf sounded.

      Idiots.

    • another_steve

      “Low bar” is putting it mildly.

      The press will give him glowing grades for his performance tonight.

  • John30013

    I’m glad that’s over. There were actually a few things in that speech I could get behind. But I don’t believe he’ll actually follow through on them (if he does, I’ll be bigly surprised).

  • Joe in PA

    Dana Perino…”so presidential” Gag.

  • MB

    and now, the Democratic response.

  • Lazycrockett

    jesus Good Ole Boy from Kentucky.

    • DaddyRay

      He is doing a pretty good job at a rebuttal

      • Talisman

        It doesn’t matter – he’s a democrat, and democrats are bad!

        Nothing matters but what you believe, and if you believe hard enough, you can make your own reality.

        • Lazycrockett

          and hes not the future of the democrat party.

          • Ninja0980

            And he wanted the marriage ban upheld.
            How did that work out in helping a Democrat hold his seat?

          • Talisman

            That’s one of the problems – Democrats need to work on engaging the youth – and taking back the local governments.

          • Ninja0980

            We’ve never paid attention to those races until Howard Dean came along.
            THe fact he was pushed out is a major gaffe on Obama and others.

          • Lazycrockett

            Should have been……………………….Pete!!

        • ByronK

          He’s going to finish and then go kick over some Jewish gravestones!

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah and they voted you out for the guy who told em he would take it all away. Good choice there.

  • justme

    Damn that’s going to be a lot of tweets!!

  • Lazycrockett
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Nope. Thinkin’ how much loot they can make.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        You grab the privatized municipal water, darling, and I’ll grab the privatized highways.

        Ooh, I get so moist when you talk about big-time graft.

    • BobSF_94117

      Who wears an off-the-shoulder with a bra?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Trash, that’s who.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Who wears it to a formal speech with “come, speak sweet nothings into my wherever” blue mascara?

        • Bryan

          Her brows look nicely stenciled though.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            matches the bra strap. All the hookers are doing it these days.

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        My husband asked me, “Is her dress falling off? What’s with that?”

      • BlindBill

        look for a link to buy ivanka’s outfit in 45s morning tweet

    • BobSF_94117

      That sort of shiny, optical-illusion fabric is very popular in Moscow…

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Because you know it’s true….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c3cd4b912dbb6284308f797ea59fd511ec39d2e95e998e5a25bfa5b5d2af09a.jpg

      Seriously, that body language is screaming…..

      • BobSF_94117

        Mmmmmmm topless mountains… mmm….. ooooooo….

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          “Oh, tap my maple tree, Justin, and play with my poutine! “

  • Joe in PA

    Can’t wait for Fox’s response. LOL

  • DumbHairyApe

    I’m giving everyone access to hugs. (You may or may not get an actual hug, but you’ll get access.)

  • houstonray

    I swear to god, if tomorrow and then moving forward the Russia stuff gets sidelined in lieu of how Presidential he is and how he’s going to work together and it’s time to heal the country blah blah nonsense I will lose my collective shit!!!!!!!!!

    • Ninja0980

      Same here, he didn’t write that speech and his talking about Yemen after he trashed the military, nope.

    • beariac

      There’s a few absolute HORRORS buried in there. eg VOICE

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • DumbHairyApe

      Do NOT piss off the guy on the right.

      • Joe in PA

        Any thoughts on pissing ON the the guy on the right?

        • safari

          Or the other way.

        • clay

          Leeloo: Senno ecto gammat!
          Korben Dallas: I’m sorry, I’m sorry!
          Leeloo: ecto gammat!

          Korben Dallas: … what does ‘ecto gammat’ mean?
          Priest Vito Cornelius: Uh… never again, without my permission.
          Korben Dallas: That’s what I thought.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Release the pee pee tapes!

      • Ray Taylor

        That is one mean Marine.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Is that Bernie on the left (where else?) hobnobbing with the generals?

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        With Kamil Harris? Is that her?

        • coram nobis

          Yes.

    • Ray Taylor

      I will volunteer resting MC faces.

    • Don’t think for a second they’ve forgotten how earlier this same day, Donald was blaming THEM for the botched Yemen raid they advised not be launched, but he didn’t give a fuck and ordered it happen anyway.

      One dead, several wounded, dozens of dead civilians and basically no intelligence or captures of ISIS members or anything. Oh, and a destroyed transport.

      The fact Donald then used CPO Owens’ widow as an applause line prop for his speech, after doing this, will not be forgotten either.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Exactly. President’s come and go, but the generals remain and they indeed have long memories.

        • coram nobis

          Like Mussolini’s generals. In 1943 they showed him out the door and sat down with Maxwell Taylor.

      • Talisman

        There must be at least 4 people killed for a Congressional investigation. And one of them must be an Ambassador. And even then, only when a black man is president and a woman is Secretary of State.

        • You forgot to add, “And they need to be Democrats.”

          • Talisman

            LOL…like the Repuglickings will ever elect a black man president.

    • Paula

      The Army general and the Marine to his left in front have some mighty pissed looks on their faces.

      And poor Bernie is looking like What? Wha? Wha? Where am I? 🙁

  • Hue-Man

    Late to the party. I haven’t read any comments yet so assume that everything went perfectly.

    BTW, three Trump spawn were in Vancouver today to open the Trump Tower. Sadly, the earth didn’t open up and swallow them. Better luck next time?

  • DaddyRay

    Damn you Rachel for laughing at the Democratic Response

    • Joe in PA

      I’m watching Tucker Carlson…so there’s that. Juan Williams is singing his praises. #savinghisjob

      GAGAGGAG

      • Joe in PA

        Ask me how much I hate Laura Ingraham? Go ahead, just ask.

    • lenvus

      Exactly. I thought Mr. Beshear did a great job. He spoke to the center of the country, to the average Joe/Joanne, and did so eloquently. Not everything must be academic.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Beshear was an academic choice for the rebuttal, but not a terribly inspiring one.

    • another_steve

      Millennials will not identify with him. For better or worse, they just won’t.

      Possibly another miscalculation on the part of the Democrats — having him give the rebuttal.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        It’s an Obamacare appeal. Dude’s the poster child for it. It’s a statement to the attacks on the ACA.

  • ByronK

    What room was Chris Collins in?

  • Sam_Handwich

    on the plus side, i can’t wait to start my training as a coal miner

  • Blake J Butler
  • Lazycrockett
  • Talisman

    OMG…caller on C-SPAN talking about how Trump is here for everyone, and how he so believes in infrastructure and America and shit, and how Democrats are just an embarrassment. And how the billionaires on Trump’s cabinet have worked so hard and really know stuff, and are better than just being flunkies that know nothing…and how Nancy Pelosi is an embarrassment to women, along with all the women in their “white” uniforms….

    And…changing the channel…

    • safari

      CSPAN is that rare cross section where NPR and AM radio meet.

      • Lazycrockett

        Last Week with John Oliver has done some wonderful stuff with morning C Span.

    • coram nobis

      What was with the white outfits? Were they channeling Hillary Clinton?

      Or the Handmaid’s Tale?

      • Talisman

        White is the color of the women suffrage movement.

      • SoCalGal20

        They were wearing suffragette white for women’s rights.

  • Paula

    I am having a new house built. With Dump as PEETUS, this is the minumum necessary. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f29bbbcafa40a6b0d88e84e833667bc6b82a2a48013a76a7d6bae31c8be3ed5f.gif

    • houstonray

      Underground bunker?

      • Paula

        300 feet down!

        • houstonray

          Love it!!!

  • beariac

    Van Jones just said the Ryan Owens moment is when DJT became presidential, and with more of such moments he could have 8 years. I’m done. beariac out

    • beariac

      oh and fuck KAC coz I liked my red hat.

    • Talisman

      So, Presidential means speaking lies with a straight face?

      • beariac

        he may have said presidential moment, in addition to saying he was going to disagree with lots of stuff. but he “had to hand it to him.”
        Either way, digesting it all isn’t going to be easy.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Sam_Handwich

      how the hell can anyone be fooled by that???

      • safari

        Stockholm syndrome when having been tortured by the kidnapper about how great he is constantly only to reward him with praise when he takes a couple minutes of his life to pretend to care about others.

    • Nychta

      Uh, oh. Somebody got to her….

    • My reaction was much closer to this:

      https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/836773499855376384

      • Followed by an intense desire to vomit.

      • safari

        Stalin would kill who stopped applauding first. Does that mean he gets extra smiles?

      • Talisman

        Not to mention how “the bible” tells us how great it is to die for friends….while implying that the dumpster is included in that group.

    • MikeBx2
    • SoCalGal20

      Does Katy have Stockholm Syndrome now after all the shit Trump put her through during the campaign?

      • another_steve

        Low. Bar.

        Lowest bar ever.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • KnownDonorDad

      What he did? Make her a widow in the first place by green-lighting the raid?

  • Lazycrockett

    You know Brian Williams would be a much better talk show host than a news person.

    • safari

      Burn.

    • Joe in PA

      Where were the “air quotes” around “news person”?

  • lenvus

    Okay, so some in the media are finally getting their jollies off because Trump finally mentioned and condemned the Kansas shooting and the anti-Semitic crimes in Philadelphia in his speech. I beg to differ. Merely mentioning the words “recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms” does not mean we are a country that stands united in condemning hate in evil in all its forms. No, this merely states that such evil has occurred. He has chosen to attach other items to this quote, but there is nothing, NOTHING which deals with a condemnation of the activities.

    As an example related to education. Let’s say four students were caught cheating on a final exam. Then the dean were to say: “Recent students cheating on their final exam remind us that while we may be a university divided on pedagogy, we are an institution that stands united in condemning cheating.” The dean spoke NOTHING to the actual students cheating, or the penalty. What happened? How was the department affected? What were the effects/repercussions? Here, the dean only spoke in generalities to over his/her ass.

    Thus, back to Donald Trump: Donald Trump did not personally — or on behalf of the American people — apologize to the victims or to the families and friends for these offenses. Donald Trump did not speak to the larger culture at large. He just maintained a “sorry-not sorry” blasé attitude. He might as well have said nothing at all.

    [EDITED.]

    • another_steve

      What he said (rather, what was written for him) on the subject was well-crafted.

      Just enough to disarm those prepared to condemn him for not speaking to it at all but not enough to condemn and ostracize his base — the people who are committing the crimes.

  • Leo

    I’m just going to leave this here (and likely several further threads to come):

    Ford: “Ford’s announcement is primarily a response to market forces that have been underway for years. And it is inspired in part by explicit policies of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations—the fruits of which Trump will almost certainly take credit for.”

    Fiat/Chrysler: “’This plan was in the works back in 2015,’ Jodi Tinson, a spokeswoman for FCA, told ThinkProgress. ‘This announcement…was just final confirmation.’ When asked directly if it was true that politics and the election had no influence on the announcement, she said, ‘Correct.’”

    General Motors: “GM’s plans to add or keep 7,000 American jobs and invest $1 billion in United States manufacturing, which were announced Tuesday and later touted by Trump on Twitter, were actually ‘years in the making,’ according to the company.”

    Sprint/Softbank: “Here’s the problem: Despite what Trump and the press release from Sprint said (and what its CEO recently tweeted), these jobs were part of a previous announcement from Softbank (Sprint’s parent company) CEO Masayoshi Son ― not the direct result of working with Trump.”

    Lockheed Martin: “Lockheed has every reason to charm Trump: It is the largest U.S. government contractor, according to the most recent most recent data. But these new jobs would have been added with or without him.”

    Intel: “But the project isn’t entirely Trump’s doing. In fact, Intel previously announced a $5 billion investment in the same Arizona chip factory with former President Barack Obama in 2011. That money was used to build the ‘shell’ of the factory, but it was left unfinished because of a lack of ‘general demand for the product,’ according to company spokesman William Moss.
    The project is resuming now that demand is picking up again.”

    Walmart: “Walmart didn’t mention Trump in its announcement…It’s unclear whether Trump or his policies affected the decision, announced days before the inauguration. Walmart declined to comment. CEO Doug McMillon serves on Trump’s economic advisory council.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    WOW! One speech where he doesn’t ramble or yell and acknowledges the wife of a SEAL killed in action and VOILA! The press once again develops amnesia and starts falling all over themselves with fawning praise. I would ask if the bar could get any lower, but we all know it will. #PressAmnesia #JournalismIsDeadInAmerica

    • Joe in PA

      You must be watching Fox.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Actually, Van Jones and others on CNN, NBC, CBS, hell, even the BBC. Praising his and demeanor. Saying, if he acts like this, he could get 8 years, as if to cheer him on. Insipid.

        • Jukesgrrl

          He was reading a speech off a teleprompter. The minute he’s not reading, he will revert to type. Lies, gaffes, extremism. Although I would like to know how that speech got past Bannon.

          • David Walker

            There’s a scene near the beginning of “The Rose” in which the road manager pleads with Rose not to say “motherfucker” because there are lots of important people in the audience, so don’t say “motherfucker, OK? Rose?” She agrees, “No motherfucker.” She is introduced and walks out onto the stage and greets her crowd with, “Hello, motherfuckers!” I have the same feeling about 45 when he’s off-prompter…he was made to read tonight. We’ll get the “motherfuckers” when he tweets.

          • Jukesgrrl

            You’re right.

    • coram nobis

      He didn’t drool on himself or go seriously off-script. But someone should tell him not to clap his hands in front of a live mike.

      • David Walker

        I thought the mic didn’t work. Oh, wait…that was one of the debates.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        He could be picked up by a short bus, fitted with a helmut, fastened to a harness and allowed to lick the windows while eating crayons and his supporters would still be saying “give him a chance”

  • safari

    So, tomorrow he outlaws California, right?

    • Sam_Handwich

      nothing but avocados, wine and gays there. Sad!

  • Lazycrockett

    Thank God for Rachel.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      One of the few who isn’t falling to their knees in fawning praise of a madman acting relatively sane for a couple of hours.

      • I’ve been in an abusive relationship. Any good or normal behavior by the abuser is given entirely too much credence in the misguided belief he won’t go back to beat-downs and abuse almost immediately.

        “Maybe he’s changed!!!!”

        No, he hasn’t. He just made nice for the public for an hour.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          /// EXACTLY THIS ///

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’m so not in the mood for #PressAmnesia

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/836785446579539968

  • coram nobis

    We need to hear more about this VOICE thing. He went into deep dark territory with that part of the speech.

    • another_steve

      It was the dominant bone-throw of the evening to his thug/dogs.

      We’ll probably hear very little of it in the days ahead.

      • coram nobis

        Sounded more like he’s going to blame them for everything. It was a Julius Streicher moment.

    • Remember the ‘PATRIOT Act’? It’s like that, only more overtly and intentionally anti-immigrant.

      With just one proposal, he’s sending the message that immigrants, even if citizens, are to remember they remain 2nd class human beings in this country.

      • David Walker

        So we’re in good company.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    So it turns out that Sean Spicer used to have a less demeaning and more dignified job in the Bush White House than the one he’s doing for Trump.

    https://twitter.com/anyaoshea/status/823445929231609858

    • Earl

      Harvey? I swears it’s Harvey! 🙂

    • Sam_Handwich

      who the hell is the other guy?

      • David Walker

        The guy they rented the costume from?

    • yes b’y

      sphincterine the 6′ pookah

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      As if the walking dead dude story at Easter wasn’t enough to scare the shit of out kids.

    • TonberryPi

      That suit looks like it was tailored for Trump.

  • DaddyRay

    OT: I was at this AWS Training today when AWS S3 went down while the trainer was trying to do a live demo

    https://twitter.com/ian_surewould/status/836645989972918272

    • David Walker

      Whups.

      • DaddyRay

        He handled it pretty well – I would be up there shipping my pants

    • another_steve

      What’s “AWS S3”?

      • Talisman

        Amazon Web Services.

        Amazon is a major player in cloud computing.

        • DaddyRay

          It only impacted North Virginia – we were joking that given it’s location that possibly it was the Russians

          • DaddyRay

            I should clarify that it was their data centers in the N. Virginia region which is one of the biggest and cheeps and it was the services built against that datacenter using S3

          • marachne

            My university’s learning platform is Canvas, which is housed on that server we were down all day. Nowhere near N. Virginia

      • DaddyRay

        Amazon Web Service – S3 is affectionately called the storage of the internet as they have something like a 45% marketshare. (impacting services like Amazon Video Streaming, IMDB, Netflix, Reddit, etc).

        • another_steve

          Thanks. Total troglodyte here.

          I still don’t know how to operate my microwave oven.

          • DaddyRay

            First you wrap your food in aluminum foil, then set the microwave for 10 hours on high – enjoy the fireworks but have the phone ready to call the fire department

          • another_steve

            I know not to put the cat in it.

            That’s about it.

          • DaddyRay

            No please – never do that

        • fuzzybits

          Big shipping hub here was affected. They told the employees to take a break early.

    • There was a ripple-through effect on the whole ‘Net as sites kept trying to ping the server farms that were kaput. Everything slow, laggy, my work VPN kept disconnecting, etc.

  • -M-

    O/T The Jowls on the Faux News poster frames above. 😆😂🤣

  • Ninja0980

    Maddow is the only calling out this bullshit for what it is.

    • yes b’y

      I loves that woman

    • another_steve

      Low bar.

      He succeeded tonight, given how low the bar was.

      • Ninja0980

        Which is always lower for a white male then a woman or black man.

    • Lazycrockett

      Chris just said his numbers will go up to 50?!?!?!?!

      • Talisman

        Given how stupid and gullible the majority of this country is, and how much they rely on Faux News….he’ll get a bump in his polling, at least temporarily.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Um. not that many people really gave a shit about it, even if it solved the meaning of life.

  • boobert

    That widow sure sold herself out ! And, anyone who believes that bible shit needs their head examined .

    • Lazycrockett

      Sell out or Putin visits………………..

    • Jukesgrrl

      She was used mercilessly by Trump, who is the epitome of classlessness.

      • boobert

        Of course, but I blame her too for that staged performance. Just the right amount of tears and looking to the heavens to guarantee a spot on the re election tour .

  • Lazycrockett

    Its the Tom and Keith Show!

  • Dana Stinson

    “Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.”

    Wait?!?!? You’re saying this is all because of differences in POLICY??? Are you kidding me?

    If we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil then I surmise YOU are not a part of this country, because YOU have said and done SHIT about the surge in attacks against Muslims and Jews in this country since you have been elected…and YOU have done or said NOTHING about the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas.

    The shit is so thick you can probably build that damn wall out of it.

    • Talisman

      Basically, it’s all Obama’s fault.

  • fuzzybits
    • another_steve

      In a moment of abandon, her inner-trash revealed itself.

  • Hue-Man

    O/T but think how Trump would have reacted. French President Francois Hollande was in the middle of a speech today when a bullet was fired accidentally by a member of his protection unit, injuring two people. This is the very definition of sang-froid!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0a3NFdYsY

    • another_steve

      Here’s a thought: This dignified, articulate world leader will be meeting with our sexual predator President who has bragged about grabbing pussies.

    • David Walker

      Considering how he reacted when that guy tried to get his attention from behind and he ran like a scared rabbit, I’d guess 45 would be in the Netherlands by now. As Wanda Sykes once said, although in a different context, “Run, asshole, run!”

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Dolt45 would be shitting his silk drawers.

  • well, i guess this was a busy thread. let me go wade thru it. no
    way i was watching that shit.

  • Ninja0980

    Glad to see someone on CNN point out the fact Trump LIED throughout his speech and that what he did with the widow doesn’t take away the attacks on the military today.

    • David Walker

      I don’t suppose 45 made any mention of the SEAL’s father.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        “Who? Never heard of him. Probably a Mexican. Or Muslim. Can’t be American.”

      • Ninja0980

        Nope, nor did the pundits.

    • Steven B

      That whole thing with the Seal’s wife was pure 1,000% pandering!

  • houstonray

    Stephen Colbert is LIVE tonight, as a post speech special. FYI….

    • On tape delay for those of us west of the ole Miss.

  • david fairfield

    Dems couldn’t get out of there fast enough! Ha!

  • David Walker

    Was Melanoma in the balcony? More importantly, was that “escort” with her? Were there any guests worth mentioning?

    • another_steve

      Girl was there, in rather staid apparel.

      The base was hoping to see some titty, but no go.

  • Lazycrockett

    Shut the fuck up Hugh Hewitt!

    • another_steve

      Why are you listening to him?

    • DaddyRay

      That phrase as crossed my tongue a several times

    • ByronK

      Gold Star fathers can say anything they want? Unless their last name is Khan, right?

      • Lazycrockett

        Thank God Rachel ripped him a new asshole.

        • ByronK

          Hewitt should be ashamed but if it hasn’t happened yet, it’s not about to.

          • Lazycrockett

            His excuse was such bullshit. I mean seriously. Just lube up the head on your shoulders and shove it up Drumpf’s ass.

  • Ignore the fatuous tweet. Just LOOK at the juxtaposed photos from the same moment.

    https://twitter.com/good/status/836789740502278144

    She’s in tears….and Donald could not be happier. Because in his own diseased mind, he’s already made every single clap about and for him.

    I’m not joking here: Expect tonight and tomorrow to be peppered with smug, self-serving tweets about how the applause “broke all records.” And that poor widow up there has no idea she’s about to become yesterday’s trash, discarded as she’s no longer of any use.

    • David Walker

      Have I mentioned that I personally think he’s the most horrible awful disgusting scumbag most useless example of a douchebag egomaniacal skuzzball on earth? And his drunken besotted henchman is a close second.

      • another_steve

        Yes, but you haven’t told us if you respect him.

        • David Walker

          Respect? Respect is such a dangerous word. So, no. I won’t sneak that in for the rewrite. Besides, at least one can recycle a Colt 45 container. A Cheeto 45? Not so much.

      • TuuxKabin

        Sorta. But tell us again.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      As one twitter post put it, he’s not smiling, he’s grimacing. Like the Cheshire Cat but without the charm or wit.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I’m really confused by this. Isn’t Ryan Owens the Navy SEAL whose father wants to sue Trump for his son’s death? And he asked Trump to stay away when the body was being brought home, but Trump ignored Dad and showed up anyway (with Ivanka for support)? But the SEAL’s wife allows herself to be used in this way? I hope to hell she and the man’s father can comfort each other instead of having conflicting ideas of how he should be honored. So sad.

      • Lazycrockett

        She is being played while in grief by Drumpf as a great optic for the masses. If people actual buy that Drumpf gave a shit bout someone who he didn’t even bother to go to the situation room cause his dinner would get cold they are fools.

        • And chances are like many of the women Donald draws briefly into orbit around his gargantuan ego, Mrs Owens has no idea she was being exploited or that she’ll soon be discarded…and then discover her surviving widow benefits are being held up by the DoD because, well, reasons.

    • coram nobis

      I hated this. A brief mention and a brief compliment, yes. Donald squeezed this moment until it bled. There is no curse in Elvish, Entish or the tongues of Men for this.

    • Oh, and need confirmation that discarding people who are no longer of use to him is what Donald always does? Just ask yourself what happened to Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, and Juanita Brodderick after he used them for a stupid, crass, and classless pre-debate stunt in a futile and ultimately failed attempt to rattle Clinton.

  • SoCalGal20
    • 2guysnamedjoe

      In the bad old pre-ACA days, “access to health care” meant palliative care at an ER followed by the bum’s rush if you lacked adequate coverage or assets.
      I think that’s what Dolt45 has in mind.

      • Yep. Just try to get diabetes treatment or chemo at an emergency room.

      • JCF

        I was uninsured for *5 years* in the pre-ACA days. Occasionally I was able to access a free clinic for a “strange spot” on my skin, and once for a mammogram.

        Each time they made it clear to me that, if things went bad (and they found cancer), I was S.O.L. That’s “access to health care” for you.

        • Nearly 10 years for me. Same deal. I’ve told the story many times how my disqualifying ‘pre-existing conditions’ consisted of chronic migraines and seasonal hayfever allergies, both treatable with occasional inexpensive meds, one of which — Flonase — is now OTC. (Still considering moving to a MJ-legal state though, because god I miss it and it really worked for the migraines. Not willing to break laws though.)

          Yet the fact these two not-life-threatening conditions were bothering me badly enough in the late 1990s to seek my doctor’s help in dealing with them apparently made me uninsurable on the individual market for the rest of my natural life. Until ACA, that is.

          It’s worth remembering how before ACA, the list of disqualifying pre-existing conditions kept growing and growing, including ever more routine shit that nearly everyone experiences at some time in their life, especially as the years wear on. “Oh, you had a suspicious mole removed, which proved to be benign? Well, still disqualified.”

  • SoCalGal20
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    OMNEG! This is just sooooo perfect.

    https://twitter.com/37thRealm/status/836790870355521536

  • SoCalGal20
  • SoCalGal20

    Here’s Rep. Mark Takano’s statement on Trump’s speech. He’s one of my faves.

    https://twitter.com/repmarktakano/status/836791917295910912

    • Talisman

      The dumpster has normalized Twitter as a platform for political discourse.

      How to be inflammatory in 140 characters or less.

    • another_steve

      Lol.

      Look… short of Trump having a bowel movement at the podium, the media were prepared to declare his speech a great “pivot.”

    • BobSF_94117

      I would have said, “…for meeting the minimum standard of being able to read someone else’s speech off a teleprompter…”

  • SoCalGal20

    Oh. Well that makes it better. /s

    https://twitter.com/ap/status/836789928902148096

    • another_steve

      Does the sexual predator own golf resorts in Iraq?

      • David Walker

        It’s one big sand trap.

    • Talisman

      Did the dumpster make a deal to open a hotel in Baghdad?

      • another_steve

        ^^ For the record, I beat you to it by 1/2 of a second.

        • Talisman

          Only because I brain-farted and forgot how to spell Baghdad…

    • Lazycrockett

      Well maybe it will save some soldiers who are embedded in Iraq that you know want to live.

    • JCF

      Breaking your breaking: new Trump Travel Ban delayed AGAIN.

  • Cuberly

    So from what I’ve read, he deserves a cookie for sounding…..PrZiDenTIaL?…or something.

    The media fawning is making my eye twitch, AGAIN!

    • another_steve

      Repeating the vulgarity I previously posted in this thread… anything short of Trump having had a bowel movement at the podium would have been declared a monumental success for him.

      • ByronK

        He might have had Poise and we’d never know. Maybe that explains Melania’s face near the end. She was thinking “oh god, I have to need wetwipes and the bottom powder if it isn’t I don’t go back to the New York this night”.

        • another_steve

          Girl was thinking, “Oh god… he’s hyped up and will want some action tonight. I can’t stand touching his penis.”

          • ByronK

            From a story on John Oliver’s last show: Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released a plan that could end up deporting millions of undocumented immigrants, and even bring the National Guard in to help Immigration and Customs Enforcement do so. “That’s upsetting even by Donald Trump’s standards,” Oliver said, “because normally when he wants to terrify an immigrant, he just texts Melania, ‘Coming home early. Feeling horny.'”

  • Earl

    Soz, I’m outta wine. If there’s a guy,don’t need to be hoe, just a guy…

    Gawd help us, everyone.

    • another_steve

      Pace yourself, boyfriend. I drank only when the camera panned to Melania’s titties.

      Worked perfectly for me.

      • Earl

        You’z has no idear about haow schnockered I is…

        https://youtu.be/wN_5LhnbW5k?t=5m6s

        • another_steve

          Please.

          My blood/alcohol content at the moment is at the medical death level.

          • Earl

            We’re not ded yet! Gawdsamn I can still hit the faraken keybard,l

            Hic, vomit

          • another_steve

            Oh please don’t throw up on the keyboard.

            I once did that. Cost me $95 for a new keyboard.

          • Earl

            Why would you pay more than 10#4 % 5^% [email protected]

            ten bucks for a gaddamn keybard?

          • another_steve

            I require all the bells and whistles, babe.

          • Earl

            It dances for you.

            It’s the something…

          • ByronK

            I’s’ s pla se 2 accpt yoir; offir of emplay4ln. Not a good first impression.

          • David Walker

            Oh, shit. It’s midnight. Gotta go, too. Nytol!

          • Earl

            Niteall? I don’t need no schtinking…. barf

          • ByronK

            End of a glass here but I need bed soon. This shit is exhausting.

          • another_steve

            I can’t sleep while I’m drunk.

            It’s like the brain synapses won’t stop firing or something.

          • ByronK

            Stops mine at least for a while.

          • Talisman

            I had to quit…it was becoming too much of a habit to grab the bottle. My father’s an alcoholic, and I’ve been terrified of becoming one myself.

            It’s not just the election, but I’ve just been in a shitty place in life for the last couple of years, and it’s been easier to be drunk than deal with it all.

          • another_steve

            If you had to and you did, that speaks very well for you indeed, my friend.

          • Earl

            Please note, that I’m shoveling the bullshit.

            I don’t think any of us could survive the alcohol intoxication. 🙂

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • SoCalGal20

    It’s so embarrassing being American right now.

    https://twitter.com/conradhackett/status/836773914068004864

    • Bodes well for those fleeing America who say, “I didn’t vote for him. Really. Can I be a refugee here, please?”

    • Ross

      Ok.

      One word: FUCK DAMN SHIT CHRIST ALMIGHTLY.

    • Treant

      But is he above water in Russia?

  • Earl

    Dear Laord almightey! i cannot puke more than I’m puking.

    I gave the ebil aliens the green booze, but they’re still fukin g us. Oh lard, has mercuy….

    • David Walker

      Hmmmm. Maybe you could find a designated typer.

      • Earl

        Ebil wordsmithian.

        Who iz yao to be tellin g me waht to be talking … ahas you gotz anodder brewsle???

        • David Walker

          Sweet dreams, tiger. And just remember…he’s not your president.

          • Earl

            Thank Gawdz!

            Can youz imagine ze horrorz?

          • David Walker

            Don’t have to. Gotta live with it.

    • Put down the bottle. Go get a nice safe shatterproof glass. Fill it with water. Drink it down. Repeat. Then go to bed.

      Oh, and by the way, ethanol will make you go blind.

      • Earl

        It’s actually a nice South American wine. Very tasty, even if I’m having fun with the effects.

        damn I’m hosed.

        • Sounds nice, Earl. Able to share what brand/type?

          • Earl

            /z===

            SnbG

            K, there’s the right buttons. Graffigna is the name o n the bottle. But anything less than 10 $ should be good. 🙂

          • David Walker

            If you can sniff the screw top you can usually tell if last week was a good vintage.

          • Earl

            Schtagger schtagger, crawl crawl, Hic.

            Vomitus.

            Where are we?

          • David Walker

            About halfway down the first page.

          • Ah, Argentinian. I believe their Malbec is quite good and potent.

          • johncAtl

            Alamos – $8 a bottle at Costco and quite good for an inexpensive red wine.

          • I can occasionally taste and sip reds, but too often they are a migraine trigger for me. Used to love ’em, then my doc said uh-uh.

            So it’s mostly whites for me; I’m partial the Chard mainly because I like tart wines.

        • coram nobis

          Muy borracho.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Nope, that would be methanol.

        • Earl

          Dat shit makes you blind, bithch…

          Where’s me mariguana?

        • Shhhhh! You’ll spoil the surprise.

      • Earl

        Iz can see the lies in your replies. 🙂

        Wait, I need moar whine to be able to continue this thread.

        I’z th e boY that builds the boats…

        • David Walker

          You’re forcing me to stay up just to see what happens next. And if you’s the boy that builds the boats…
          I am the man, the very fat man what waters the workers’ beer.
          I am the man, the very fat man what waters the workers’ beer.
          And what do I care if it makes ’em ill? If it makes ’em terribly queer?
          I’ve a car, a yacht, and an aeroplane ’cause I waters the workers’ beer.

    • houstonray

      I can haz cheezburger?

      • Earl

        Dude, I tried to cook the thing.

        It’s not my fault that the building had to be evacuated due to the threat of fire. :*(

  • SoCalGal20

    But Trump pivoted and was so “Presidential”!

    https://twitter.com/rzollap/status/836712550951682049

    • David Walker

      Does Bill Donahue know about this?

      • TuuxKabin

        I just made sure he does: [email protected] – I send him all pertinent stuff re: his roamn’ catlick hands church. i

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’d like to see how much “religious freedom” matters when it’s against something Trump decrees.

    • Talisman

      Of course, the ICE agents might take away all the little boys.

      What will the Priests do with all that free time?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      We were told that if they show up at a college campus to call the lawyers. Personally, I don’t let people into my classroom sans the registration to be there. You want to walk in, I assume that you want to hear the class lesson. Cool. Pay like everyone else.

  • Lazycrockett

    Watching Hardball and hoping Kathy Griffin just curses up a blue streak.

  • MikeBx2

    So he’s putting off his travel ban until later in the week, but not too long ago he said it was an emergency because bad people were pouring into the country without his ban. Oh I forgot, he said that when he wasn’t reading from a teleprompter.

    • My guess? Someone told him, “You had a good night. Give it a weekend to sink in and become the narrative, that you “seemed Presidential.” Then we launch the EO on Monday or Tuesday. Meanwhile, CPB is still arresting and deporting almost everybody who answers ‘yes’ to the ‘Are you a Muslim?’ question anyway.”

      • MikeBx2

        I think you are correct.

  • Lazycrockett

    Chris wants to soooo badly to try and give this asshole a chance.

    • Chris has been doing this steadily for the last two goddamned years, every time Donald manages not to shit himself during a speech and come across as pseudo-human (provide one ignores all the little tics and Freudian slips which ought to signal to those paying attention, “This man is a psychopath. Get out now while you can”).

      I remember the 1st time Donald read a speech from a teleprompter. Chris Matthews practically creamed himself on live TV.

      • another_steve

        Chris Matthews should be placed in a space vehicle and sent to the moon.

    • Earl

      Lord has mercy! Buttsex with Trumpian lube is to dye for.

    • The_Wretched

      Why can’t we have non-squishy liberals on TV?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I didn’t watch mostly because I don’t see the point in getting an ulcer.

    I’m tired of this rope-a-dope maneuver where a GOPer acts like a fucking asshole moron 99% of the time and acts like less of one for a second and he gets kudos.

  • coram nobis

    This is entirely O/T, but a diversion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjnPEpdt1pg

    • billbear1961

      The painting is anything but off-topic.

  • Lazycrockett

    M Moore is spot on.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i always wish he didn’t look so homeless

    • Michael R

      Is he on tv ? Spot on where ?

      • Lazycrockett

        MSNBC up next Kathy.

  • Natty Enquirer

    So who wrote this speech? It was the first time presidential words came out of Trump’s mouth, although I still had to turn it off after a while because his mewling tone kept creeping in.

  • Paula

    Here’s a great shot of the republican side of the aisle at the speech. They look so serious. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f58b2ac5a8c1fd0770e80cc197c0b026d2a4e09ec91308c6f472c3a383b90c1.jpg

  • MikeBx2
    • MikeBx2

      He didn’t honor her, he lied to her.

    • ByronK

      Ya, what the fuck is going on with him these days? I was shocked.

      • JCF

        I tried to watch his post-election [para.] “Can We Just Get Along” show, and I.Just.Couldn’t. To HELL w/ false moral equivalencies!

        • billbear1961

          Sounds like he’s sold out.

          He thinks this is the only way he can continue “in the game.”

          There’s probably going to be a lot more of this–people selling out, pretending the nation isn’t going down the road to fascism.

          Destroying this republic is going to be a lot easier than most ever dreamt possible.

          It’s DISGUSTING, and frightening.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Van Jones and anybody that easily sold on DT are dipshits.

      • billbear1961

        Or they’ve been gotten at.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          Like a brain worm?

          • billbear1961

            Or like “there’s money in this for you if you play along.”

    • billbear1961

      Absolutely incredible.

      That he thinks we’re that gullible.

      That Navy SEAL is dead BECAUSE of Trump.

      The man’s father wants an INVESTIGATION.

    • Michael R

      That doesn’t sound like Van Jones , will he splain it tomorrow ?

      • billbear1961

        If the fool gets enough blowback

    • ultragreen

      It’s just another cheap PR gimmick, while failing to address the systemic problems confronting the nation. In the end, it is actions, and not politically calculated rhetoric, that counts.

    • Idiot can’t tell the difference between “honoring” and “shamelessly exploiting a grieving widow precisely to elicit responses like yours.”

      • BobSF_94117

        Whose husband is needlessly dead thanks to his carelessness.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Dead to me.

    • Ninja0980

      He’s a 9/11 truther so this doesn’t surprise me.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      What in the fuck happened to the guy who gave Lord whatshisname an earful at the idea that Trump was for all people? One mention of a widow and bam! Trumps’ Jesus now.

    • The_Wretched

      Beltway “wisdom” from the appeasement side of the Dems.

  • billbear1961
  • Michael R

    I turned this off after a few minutes …
    Did everyone notice the absence of Ruth Bader GInsburg ?

    • Yes, earlier today she said she would not be attending.

  • danolgb
  • Lazycrockett

    Smart Kathy is schooling Drumpf.

    • ByronK

      She was good but I’m off to bed. Have good dreams all!

      • billbear1961

        Goodnight!

        Don’t let the Drumpfenfuehrer bite!

  • SoCalGal20

    Rep. Barbara Lee is having none of it.

    https://twitter.com/repbarbaralee/status/836761276730781696

  • Ross

    Damn, damn, damn.

    Keith, GO GIRL!

    Make sure to watch the whole video.

    You will boil.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e8pwXWSL7s

    • David Walker

      Thanks for posting. Forgot to see if he did one today.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “But that one widow!”
      Yea, Van Jones, did you miss the shit that was going on as 45 was getting all presidential?

  • Lazycrockett
    • ‘Combination’? Is that another word for ‘merger’?

    • The_Wretched

      Just what we need, even more media consolidation.

  • JCF

    OK, I’m going to make an observation. Something’s been pissing me off, and I couldn’t put my finger on it until now.

    It’s this endless meme, “Hillary Didn’t Have a JOBS Program!!1!!1”

    And it seems it’s invariably spouted (in the current case, Chris Matthews) by some Manly MAN or other.

    Because when a woman like Hillary talks about jobs, and jobs, and jobs and GOOD JOBS, jobs that can’t be out-sourced, 21st century JOBS, jobs in clean energy, JOBS that pay living wages, and job, Jobs, JOBS . . . it’s just not heard the same way as when a Manly Man says it!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af18f3925e2aad48285d37e345c0722151323803309b5807ed433ce1655a2b0d.gif

    • Lazycrockett

      Totally Hillary talked bout Jobs all the fucking time while on the trail all the FUCKING time.

      • Ninja0980

        No different then how he treated Obama.
        Republicans were obstructing him but it was Obama’s fault for not reaching across the aisle.

      • JCF

        Can I upvote this a few million times?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Says who?”

        — The NY Times

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m reminded of an article where women said “I’d say X multiple times and it’s ignored but suddenly when some male guy said X then they all react as if it was said for the very first time! I’d even remind them I said it first and they’d be all ‘REALLY?'”

      Also most of the GOP just say “Magic capitalism will trickle down jobs on you all. How? Thoughts & prayers!”

      • After more than three decades working in the extremely male-dominated computer & networking tech industry, I can tell you this happened way, way more often than not.

        I witnessed it happening to other women. I had it happen to my own ideas and proposals.

        I’ve also been in meetings, accompanied by a male colleague, only to have it be assumed he was the team lead or project manager and not me.

        But yeah, ALL of the “she has no plan for X” statements — from BOTH the GOP and from some of the more extreme Berniecrats (sorry) — were utterly false. It’s like they couldn’t even be bothered to go look and, upon finding an actual plan, debate or refute it or present an alternative based on merits.

    • BobSF_94117

      Hold on. Do you mean Trump has a jobs program? I mean, besides the wall.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Any fawning media brain damaged fool should be reminded:

    1) Resident Rump still has Bannon on staff
    2) Resident Rump still has a zillion conflicts of interest
    3) Resident Rump still has a total newbie aka his son-in-law onboard as his senior advisor.
    4) One quality man was offered a position and refused because he recognized it as a shit show
    5) Coal is not coming back and pandering to that bullshit does not even delay the inevitable. You’re fucked when even China is trying to get away from coal because ITS CITIZENS have demanded cleaner air. Again, China.
    6) Rump is Putin’s butt puppet.
    7) The GOP is a party of traitorous jackasses.
    8) The roll-back of transgender people’s rights. The boot lickers should be asked if he conveniently forgot that.
    9) The Muslim ban is still being crafted.
    10) Weelijus Fweedom is bullshit.
    11) The Cabinet is mostly made of greed, stupid and unqualified rich people with bizarre fixations.

    12) States rights totally exists except when it comes to Pot or anything blue states wants jurisdiction over.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is kinda cute. and surprisingly, Darrel Issa plays along the best

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/836799062942826497

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Some of them seem not to get the reference at all.

      • Max_1

        LaLa Land… or something.

  • Max_1

    I’m late to the Trump shitshow… again! Long day and, oops… I missed the speech. Darn. Well anyway, there’s always YouTube for the rerun.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93d2530abd40fb9ab2b77e5f667a887982ca10781cce8abaf58ca6476f44b1df.jpg

    • Donald: “Not a puppet! Not a puppet! You’re the puppet!!!”

      Vladimir: “Nyet. You are puppet. My good little puppet. Now sing for the nice American pipples while Mother Russia annexes eastern Europe.”

      Donald: “♪ ♫ I love Vlad, he loves me, I like watching women pee… ♪ ♫”

      • Max_1

        Don’t smell Vlad’s finger…

    • Edmund Allin

      No need to compare with the Top 3. It would work as well if Nixon, Garfield or Coolidge were used.

  • billbear1961

    It’s what I was afraid of–we cannot trust the media to do their JOBS.

    He gives a speech–even one full of lies–without sounding like a madman, and with a few meaningless platitudes thrown in, and ALL THE BULLSHIT IS FORGOTTEN LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED.

    A few sane voices that remind us of what he and his regime really ARE but the rest behaving like bootlickers–like pathetic, totally irresponsible ASSHOLES.

    No need to see his tax returns!

    No concerns about the monumental conflicts of interest, or the outrageous attacks on the judiciary and the press, or the abuse of trans kids and immigrants, or about the Russian connections!

    Anything I left out? Probably!!

    The MAIN reason we’re IN this mess is because the press won’t do their jobs.

    They care about ratings and making money.

    Few of them really care about genuine democracy, about the country or the planet, about ordinary people or loyalty to the truth and fairness, about simple DECENCY.

    We are morally obliged to FIGHT this appalling evil, but the state of DECAY is so far ADVANCED that our chances of success are SLIM.

    I wish I could say otherwise.

    It’s all down to protesters and a handful of journalists–and maybe a Democratic politician or two.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I have hope in the US population: did anyone really watch this speech?
      Sure, some spin but it will be dust in a few days. Plus, he’s given a nice yardstick so we can say “you know, in your speech…..”

      • billbear1961

        I did add two sentences to my post, O.W.

        Yes, there will be more outrages. We can COUNT on that!

        But the slobbering eagerness with which they fall all over themselves for this hateful, dangerously unqualified SOB and would-be TYRANT is truly GALLING.

        I don’t see how a genuine democracy can survive without a dedicated, reliable, truly FREE press and widespread respect among the public for facts and fairness, for simple DECENCY.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Oh, agreed. The shift to “isn’t he just darling?” as Americans are denied civil rights and god help you if you are from a majority Muslim country-it’s vile. Americans love Bread and Circus, especially circus. I just hope the love fest farce ends soon.

      • billbear1961

        “you know, in your speech…..”

        I never said that! You’re dishonest! Fake news!

    • david fairfield

      I don’t think anyone fell for it, but the media…yes, you’re right. But…I have seen a much milder attitude from the media ever since the pressure over the Russian scandal that I hope to Pete takes them ALL down. The sooner the better. Trumps demeanor tonight…when he wants to see FAKE all he needs to do is watch this performance. So insincere, it was painfully obvious to me and from what I am reading most everyone else.

    • Edmund Allin

      The best spin on it would be that it contained the usual Trump inaninities, delivered with his usual finesse:

      “Reacting to a lengthy ovation, and with tearful widow Carryn Owens
      looking on, the president joked that the serviceman must be “looking
      down right now very happy, because I think he just broke a record” (for
      applause).”

    • Mark

      It’s pretty obvious which news orgs are begging to wimper back into Spicer’s presence.

  • Slippy_World
    • Lumpy Gaga

      We now take a break for this important announcement:

      Obama FUCK YEAH!

      • i had no idea pootie was that short. it explains a lot.

  • aar9n

    Tax breaks for Trump’s companies
    Getting women outa the workplace
    Destroy affordable healthcare
    Teach young earth creationism and fund religion
    Give huge amounts of money to military contractors

    Fixed it

  • WretchedMouse

    Not sure if anyone else posted about this but before trump von fuckstick waddled over to speak to congress this happened:

    Republicans vote down attempt to force debate on Trump-Russia allegations

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-vote-down-attempt-to-force-debate-on-trump-russia-allegations/ar-AAnErWn?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

    • Max_1

      The shouts to the Republicans from their constituents needs to become:
      … “Since when do Republicans give aid and comfort to Treason?”

      • WretchedMouse

        “When the time is right…”So sayeth the republicans.

  • Max_1
    • TuuxKabin

      AND PERSIST.

  • Max_1
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Have you no empathy? She then lost her new legs while skiing during the Swedish Massacre!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Oooh, that smell! Can’t you smell that smell?

      (NB: Not a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan AT ALL, but I didn’t realize that they had awkward foxy backup chicks on stage with them before it was “cool” for rock and roll bands.)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hib4n9RmFrQ

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Color coordination is so important. Her knees match the Oval Office floor carpet.

    • JT

      “Double amputee”

      That would still leave this hydra with 7 heads.

  • KQCA

    What’s it going to take to have enough of a case to impeach this bumbling fool? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8967737277c2fc4f70471546c4a2e37d34daa2e39438701078d5e4e11d66d0ad.jpg

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Sorry, I just voted UP!

  • For those worried about much of the media falling all over themselves to declare Donald “sufficiently Presidential” given the fact he didn’t gibber and shit himself as he screamed for all immigrants to be slain immediately, know this: Donald himself is his own worst enemy.

    Whatever positive coverage he receives tonight and over the next day or two will soon be eclipsed by some new revelation or outrage from the cess pit which is his Administration.

    And with that, I bid you all a fond adieu and g’nite.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Ding, ding, ding.

      And new policies with new catastrophic results are, one is sure, just on the horizon.

    • JT

      A Nazi with a fake smile is still a Nazi.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Robin Bailey
    • The_Wretched

      Trump-daddy likes her like that.

  • SoCalGal20

    Justices Sotomayor and Kagan last night. SAME.

    https://twitter.com/eclectablog/status/836789788300693506

    • BearEyes

      they look like they’re at a funeral.

    • yeah, that’s about right.

  • OdieDenCO

    what pissed me off most about donny’s address was his shameless exploitation of a Navy seal’s death when during the primary he disparaged the family of a fallen solider. donny is a hypocrite of the worst kind.

    • SoCalGal20

      The immigration stuff he said during the speech was also beyond the pale. He’s getting rid of an office that aids immigrants to create one for victims (I’m sure who’s a victim won’t be warped at all) of immigrant crime.