Sean Spicer Melts Down In Furious Exchange With Press Over Trump’s Baseless Wiretapping Claims [VIDEO]

Patch.com reports:

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer arrived more than an hour late to his scheduled press briefing on Thursday and got into a tense argument with two reporters right out of the gate over President Trump’s claims that President Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower.

As soon as Spicer began taking questions, he was asked about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s statement that there was no evidence to believe Trump’s wiretapping claims or any such surveillance. Spicer got into a heated argument with multiple reporters, saying that the media doesn’t cover when the ties between Trump and Russia are denied by official sources. (Though there have been many media reports about these kinds of claims, as well as reports that conflict with this information.)

Spicer refused to back down from defending Trump’s claims, instead rattling off a series of media reports about intelligence surveillance more broadly — which essentially disproved his claim that the media was ignoring parts of the intelligence narratives.

  • Treant

    Sean, honey? Shut up you whining, lying, crazy little ass-wanker.

  • bkmn

    I think it is past time for the White House Press Corps to stop giving him a platform. They need to stand up and walk out of the room when he walks in. He is Kellyanne Conjob in a suit and tie – nothing more.

    • another_steve

      It makes for great theater and reveals the utter intellectual and moral bankruptcy of this administration.

      Nothing is learned during these sessions, but they do accomplish the above.

      • bkmn

        They are giving Trump & Co. a stage, a bully’s pulpit, and that needs to end. The Press Corps walking out would be a big thing and would make a great statement.

        • another_steve

          That would be a surrender by the press of its traditional role, which is to try to ferret out the truth.

          I don’t think “walking out” is appropriate for the press.

          • William

            They would never set foot back inside the press room.

          • bkmn

            They could ferret out a lot more truth by being journalists than they get served up to them in the press room.

          • olandp

            They aren’t getting to the truth there.

            I’ve always said, when Don the Con started to corral and demonize the press, they should stop covering him and he would wither and blow away.

        • clay

          Then they can try to eliminate live broadcast of the pressers; take the information, present it after fact-checking, but don’t throw away the access.

    • pch1013

      I don’t think it would be a good idea to make Breitbart, FOX, and Gateway Pundit the sole gatekeepers of White House news.

    • Dante

      As condescending as he is, watching him get flustered like that is entertaining.
      I am stating to believe that the press corp is purposely antagonizing him because they know clips like this will make it onto their sites.
      Plus the more you push him, the more ridiculous he sounds and the more he tends to contradict himself.

    • on your mark

      Look at the faces of the reporters around Jim Acosta. They are reaching their limits of tolerance for this alt dreck.

  • Slippy_World
    • bmoore4026

      Wonderland?

    • Mark

      no need to waste precious imagination with the current lot of DC dumb fucks

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “They’re herrrrrrrre……”

    • kaydenpat

      Not a world. The Netherlands just rejected their own Blond headed Bigot. It’s just us.

    • TK

      I wish I could only imagine it. I wake up each day hoping it was somehow a bad dream.. but it’s fucking real! And somehow, some way, it MUST be stopped!! It just gets worse every single damn day. Now the safety net for meals on wheels, support for the elderly, poor and neglected children is a program that isn’t “showing results”??? What?? They’re not making some fucking billionaire a bunch of profits??? I wanted to fucking scream at the top of my lungs! One of my best friends mom was on SSI as her only meager income in Hawaii. Had advancing Parkinson’s. Lived (fortunately) in cheap assisted living. (Hawaii, despite being so obscenely expensive, has good social safety nets for the elderly and poor) In her final years, Meals on Wheels kept this wonderful, loving, kind woman well fed, looked after and alive. I just want to crawl in a corner and sob.

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  • Ninja0980

    Time to stop simply showing up at these press conferences unless you are to ask why the President is lying so much.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I’d like to see some questions like this:

      – is he joking?
      – OK, he’s not joking. Is he lying?
      – what does he mean wheb he uses the word “mean”?
      – when he says “Obama” us he referring to the actual person or is he referring to the fictionalized Kenyan he called “Obama” for 8 years?

  • Snarkaholic

    Shady Spice looks like he’s ready to crack soon…does anyone want to estimate exactly when?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      couple weeks ago ?

    • jixter

      I suppose that it comes down to whether Sean wants to ‘redeem’ himself and regain his credibility by telling the truth, resigning his position and walking off the political stage with his dignity intact. I don’t know the answer but I’d be surprised if he wasn’t at war with himself right now.

    • perversatile

      Are you suggesting something akin to a ‘football pool’?
      If so, I pick April 3rd between 8AM and Noon.

  • Gustav2

    The White House needs to back off of this, but they are full steam ahead.

    • Earl

      It’s the USS Trump, an Aircraft Carrier that’s just too strong to be intimidated by other ships, iceburgs or lighthouses.

      The collision will be epic.

      • Hank

        And leave ORANGE PAINT everywhere!!!

    • Cuberly

      Even GOPers have had enough of this, or so it seems. But we all know the orange toddler refuses to back down, in all circumstances.

      • matrem

        Let them continue until the midterms

        • Cuberly

          Good point.

        • Chuck in NYC

          At the rate Spicer melts down, he’ll have a stroke before then.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        I don’t think we were reminded today that Drumpf won the election in a “landslide”. Must be an off day.

      • DesertSun59

        Not his base tho. His base is on Breitbart and they LOVE him like he is Jesus. Really. You wouldn’t believe the things they upvote.

    • Princess Lardass
      • Robincho

        Gravity. It’s not just a good idea anymore. IT’S THE LAW!…

        • vorpal

          Didn’t you get the latest Trump tweet?
          Gravity is a liberal conspiracy! SAD!

  • Lazycrockett

    Time to stop laughing at all the cute little jokes Sean and Friends make during them, press corps.

    • Gerry Fisher

      This. PLEASE.

    • Chucktech

      And maybe a few howls of incredulity when he says shit like “The president was very clear when he said (or tweeted)…”

  • edrex

    an hour late.hmmm… isn’t that abt the amount of time it takes for xanax to really kick in?

    • KCMC
      • Xuuths

        Love the animated Star Trek homage.

        • KCMC

          @swear_trek makes my day!

        • -M-

          I saw that episode. That’s a very miserable Kzinti telepath. Larry Niven wrote the episode and incorporated elements from his ‘known space’ series.

      • vorpal

        Sorry. I took it all this morning.

        I keep meaning to reduce my usage, but every morning when I open my browser and see the headlines, I go back for a third.

    • Joe in PA

      Pssst: they didn’t work.

      • vorpal

        Well, one of the possible side effects is incoherent speech, so I’m not entirely convinced…

    • Acronym Jim

      To be fair, swallowing a lot of gum leads to serious constipation.

    • David Walker

      We used to go by the 10 minutes rule…the school bus 10 minutes late? Go home. The professor 10 minutes late? Class dismissed. The liar’s liar 10 minutes late? Fuck him.

  • MassageBear
  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Gustav2

        Trump Budget Director Suggests Meals On Wheels Doesn’t Show Results

        “The CDBGs have been identified as programs since the second Bush administration as ones that were just not showing any results. We can’t do that anymore,” Mulvaney said. “We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good. Great, ‘Meals on Wheels’ sounds great. That’s a state decision to fund that particular portion.”

        http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/states-cut-funding-meals-on-wheels

        • Snarkaholic

          What results do they expect…that the elderly/disabled will run out of their front doors and sign up for the nearest marathon?

          • Gustav2

            A return on the dollar! Don’t you understand what businessmen look for in a program when they run government?

          • Joe in PA

            I’m sure glad we have such a crack “businessman” at the helm. Sigh.

          • BobSF_94117

            They expect that enough rich people will luv their tax cuts that they’ll have no problem buying hundreds of millions of dollars in propaganda to win election after election after election.

        • Joe in PA

          My jaw dropped when I watched that. My mother was a driver for them for years. She then ironically was a receiver. She can attest…they are life savers. Literally. Not just the food, but the contact with someone. That is vital. How this fuck can say they just “sound good” was nauseating.

          • Cuberly

            This fucker is a libertarian monster. A fucking monster.

            https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842459266678181888

          • Joe in PA

            Yeah I commented this when I heard that: “sort of like your parents saying –this is gonna hurt me more than you. Right, didn’t believe it then either.”

            (but in truth, my parents never actually said that, or EVER hit us)

          • LovesIrony

            ‘They are life savers”, no wonder the republicans want to gut the program.

        • Mark

          I’d venture the results he’s looking for is every eldery person who receives MoW…should become a registered repuke.

        • fkevin

          Meals on Wheels keeps the elderly healthy and out of hospitals. This is going to cost medicare & private health insurance.

          • Chucktech

            Not to mention, kill people.

          • BobSF_94117

            Stop trying to make it look more attractive to Team Trump.

      • Lazycrockett

        This one here is pure evil.

      • Cuberly

        It just gets worse and worse. Not to mention every one of his heartless assertions have no evidence to back them. He just doesn’t give a flying fuck and he’s gonna keep lying over and over and over.

        https://twitter.com/axios/status/842461464631885824

        • Earl

          They’re in the school to prison pipeline, why feed them?

          • William

            They will be happy to eat the Grade-Z slop served in prison.

          • RoFaWh

            Surplus stock from Bakker et cie?

          • Earl

            If they’re not, they’ll become The New Soylent Orange.

        • Acronym Jim

          Because malnutrition is a real brain-booster? What the ever loving fuck?

        • Lantor

          Sorry to go O/T, but have I been living under a rock? What is Axios and where did they come from? For the past few days I’ve noticed someone from them more and more on MSNBC.

      • Earl

        Money will be spent on fixing up the damage after the superstorms,

        But they’ll ignore what’s coming, as if they’re indestructible.

        • Lazycrockett

          I don’t know so far this administration has been very quiet when it comes to natural disasters.

          • Earl

            They’ve recognized the one that happened with the rains in California, but you’re right in that they ignore the cause of the magnitude of those storms.

            They can’t deny they’re happening anymore, so they cut off research that looks into what’s happening, then they deny it’s happened.

    • JHunter

      Or this from SOS Rexxon Tillerson – We can cut State Department budget because “there will be fewer military conflicts” under Trump

      Rex Tillerson says we can cut State Department budget because "there will be fewer military conflicts" under Trump. pic.twitter.com/8FLMFkD20O— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 16, 2017

      • JHunter

        If there will be fewer military conflicts, why raise defense spending by 50+ billion?

        • Chuck in NYC

          Exactly. We know the answer, but — exactly.

        • RemusL

          Is he banking on a gullible public not understanding that diplomacy (what the State Dept does) helps to prevent conflicts that will then need military involvement?

        • William

          Once Portugal nukes us, we won’t need a military.

      • BobSF_94117

        WTF is he talking about “more effective” aid for relief and disasters?

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Someone was thinking about me = wiretapping.

  • geoffalnutt

    Hey, Spicey!! No one believes anything out of this regime…except his fanatic base. You’ve cried “wolf!!” too many times. Give it up.

  • Carl

    The only news to come out of Spicer press conferences is confirmation that Spicer is still an asshole.

    The press really should call it a day with access journalism.

  • Derrick Johns

    And he’s wearing his St. Patrick’s Day tie. Didn’t help.

    I…I, well I think we’re going to see Spicer have a nervous break down on live tv. I think so.

  • TampaDink

    Sean Sphincter proves that some people really suck at their jobs.

  • Do Something Nice

    LOL! I like this word game: When the president said “pussy” he meant “opportunity”. When the president said “I could shoot someone on 5th Avenue” he meant “kiss someone on 5th Avenue.”

  • Clive Johnson

    Lesson: Don’t take anything Drumpf says at face value?

    • Earl

      Unless we have to take everything he says at face value.

      ??

    • RoFaWh

      Take it at opposite value.

  • Sean Spicer quotes Mr Trump as though he is a credible source of information. He is obviously not as we have learnt time and time again. They are digging themselves deeper and deeper into this, hopefully the press will get even more butch and not let this go away despite upcoming scandals.

  • BearEyes

    Bitchy Spice earns his name again.

  • HZ81

    Give Sean a break. Being a repulsive, lying twat ain’t easy.

  • Bickering and lashing out when you’ve gotten yourself trapped in a corner is what toddlers do. And feral dogs. And now, Trump press secretaries. I understand his job is to defend the indefensible and explain the unexplainable, but nobody forced him to take the job, and getting defensive instead of answering questions like he’s supposed to do just makes him more contemptible and pathetic by the day. And to think, he gets free healthcare no matter how catastrophically he fails at what he does.

    • RoFaWh

      The indirect, but tots valid, comparison of Drumpf to a pre-schooler continues to be made, far and wide.

    • Chucktech

      The problem with him merely “answering questions” is that he’d have to admit that Trump says crazy and unbelievable shit that, to say the least, is untrue.

    • clay

      Or, he could show Pelosi’s fortitude and say “no questions” and then not take questions.

  • Smokey
  • Ninja0980

    Just a reminder there is a special election in Georgia next month.
    I doubt Democrats will win the seat but if it’s close, that will be a red flag for Republicans.

    • Joe in PA

      Did you happen to see Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal from last night? She skewered the Dems for not coming out to vote. I’m not holding my breath. 🙁

      • Ninja0980

        Until folks like Shaun King and others quit redoing the 2016 primary and quit imposing a purity test that is impossible to meet, I’m not either..

        • Joe in PA

          One of the tenets of FairdistrictsPA.org (gerrymandering): as districts (from both sides) get more and more “safe”, the candidates get more and more extreme. Read: primary

        • danolgb

          I’m so F’ing tired of seeing the far left still attacking Dem senators over the stupid drug re-importation scheme. Meanwhile they’re passing around a meme saying that the reason why we don’t have universal health care is because of industry donations and list the evil “top recipient” Dems and Republicans. But they conveniently leave off one name who actually is at THE top of the list. Yup! Bernie Sanders! He’s even #5 from Pharma Manufacturers for 2016.

    • Xuuths

      Democrats have won all the special elections since tRUMP was election, so . . .

  • Joe in PA

    Mostly O/T: Ok kiddos…here’s a story for you. This morning I joined a very small rally/protest at our congress critter’s local headquarters. It was great to meet some local folks that cared about all of this. We were holding signs etc, when one lady in a white BMW stopped right in front of us, rolled her power window down and said “I’m sorry, I don’t agree with you”.

    I’ll just leave it at that. As she sped away someone said “thanks, nice car!”

    • Mark

      well, at least she didn’t ask for the grey poupon….

      • Joe in PA

        LOL, that’s exactly what it felt like!

        • TampaDink

          And another plus….she did admit that she is sorry.

    • Treant

      What’s the difference between a cactus and a BMW?

      • Joe in PA

        Ok, I’ll bite…what’s the difference?

        • Treant

          On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.

          • Joe in PA

            But of course.

          • KnownDonorDad

            HIYOOOOOOOOO

    • Stogiebear

      OMG! A driveby snooting.

    • clay

      Nice, she’s learning how to apologize.

  • hdtex

    No No No…Hold On. Hold On…. ( in my Sean Sphincter voice)

  • Tom (wpg)

    I understand that the journalists would be escorted out if they stood up to this ass in the proper fashion, i.e.,with force of words.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The reporters seem to be starting to be a bit less compliant.

    • billbear1961

      I hear this a lot, but it never lasts.

      They have GOT to STAND UP to this evil regime of baldfaced LIARS!!

  • Lazycrockett
    • Joe in PA

      Surprise surprise surprise.

    • danolgb

      Spicer did exactly what he wanted to accomplish today and the media is still falling for it. He spent 9 minutes filibustering the presser about something that everyone knows is bullshit.
      Meanwhile Trump and his band of barons are dismantling our government.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I LOL’d when Spicey told a reporter to Clam Down!, when HE was the one losing it.

  • John Stark

    TWAT WAFFLER WASTES ALL SORTS OF VALUABLE TIME WE COULD BE HELPING REAL AMERICANS WITH REAL PROGRAMS> WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT!!

  • Michael

    I wanna make a ringtone of Spicey saying Hold on, hold on.

  • G Thomas

    It’s not the press’s job to answer questions by the White House, it’s the White House’s job to answer the questions of the press. Period. Spicer is confusing questions with accusations. mmmhmmm.

  • porsupah

    In case anyone’s in need of a bit of a unicorn chaser, here’s some talented eye candy I just noticed..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM1FYxJy_sk

    • Joe in PA

      Needs more nudity. But thanks. 🙂

      • another_steve

        Lol. You think dirty, Joe. I like that in a man. 😉

        The video does have the requisite bizarre filming location and non-sequitur costumed performers engaged in seemingly random acts.

        I assume the kids today love it.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      In 2009, he openly expressed that he is bisexual.

      As of 2013, McGrath has been in a relationship with fellow dancer, Joseph Guadagno of Long Island, New York. The two live in McGrath’s home in Los Angeles and have adopted a dog together.-WIK

      • Joe in PA

        adopted a dog together….

        So it’s serious.

        • edrex

          i agree. i know a few relationships that survived difficulty because of the dog.

    • Lazycrockett

      I’m actually impressed that Blake does all the dancing.

      Edit. Though now looking at his wiki he’s a professional dancer so.

  • Mark

    I do believe we have found that missing period!

    • TampaDink

      PERIOD!

  • Hank

    Sean Spicer….. someone must have cut off his Valium after years of use! He sounds like the results from the book, “I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can”!!! (Google the book)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f6b3aad68a49e6ead29182ac5e02dcad29a160ef21cfb8bc202a3d52c31980a.gif

  • billbear1961

    Call this liar what he IS!

    Stop showing this FASCIST regime ANY respect!

    Don’t take any more SHIT from these evil LIARS!!

    Stand up to them and FOR the REPUBLIC!!

  • Hank

    O/T: And Jesus Said Unto Paul of Ryan …

    A MUST Read!!! LOL

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/and-jesus-said-unto-paul-of-ryan.html?ref=opinion

  • Megrim Twist

    No, bitch, YOU calm down!

  • DesertSun59

    This might just be what breaks the back of this admin. The charges were that OBAMA personally had Trump Tower wiretapped AND that he is SICK for doing so. That’s at least two delusional charges.

    Neither charge can be backed up with even the slightest amount of evidence.

    This issue isn’t going away.

    45 is not trustworthy and had demonstrated that he NEVER had the temperament to be POTUS. EVER.

    And we’re just getting started with this serial compulsive liar.

  • PickyPecker

    OT: Haven’t been around too much lately as I’ve been splitting my time between work (which is ramping up to Spring busy season) and visiting my dog at the animal hospital.
    Took him in for a simple grooming to the local reputable vet and when we went to pick him up he was unable to walk at all with his back legs. So much for a $70 grooming.
    Granted, he is 9 years old and slowing down some prior to this, but has never exhibited issues before this visit (even on yearly exams). The clinic said ‘nothing happened’ during the two hours he was there, but that he has hip dysplasia in his left hip and it just suddenly happened.

    Just got back from visiting him and he is still unable to raise himself up (they are ‘towel-walking’ him outside, etc) and remains on heavy pain pills and cortizone shots and is staying in the hospital kennels.
    He can’t come home if he cannot walk. We have too many stairs. I miss my dog. Been crying a lot. My house is so quiet. Heavy decisions coming soon, I fear. Keep us in your thoughts. 🙁
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f2456fb4ddd9b94bc89e3cc9769cd8a4abe22963128e11813ccb709732bc34e.jpg

    • WitlessProtection

      OMG he is so precious! I hope he gets better. Not a religious person but I will be thinking of you and your wonderful boy!

    • billbear1961

      Picky P, I’m so very sorry!

      I hope he will be all right, and you, too, my sweet friend!

      I’m so sorry!!

    • Mark

      my heart is with you.
      I have one here nearing his end. And when I just kind of sit and look at him…and wonder why their lives have to be so short….and he looks up…well, the tears just puddle and spill. Unconditional love.

      • TuuxKabin

        We’re here to take care and love them. We’ll always do that for them and in return that’s what we get. Unconditional love.

        • greenmanTN

          As I’ve said here before many times (sorry for the repeat) a cat had 4 kittens on my porch and I took them all in and had them spayed/neutered. The plan was always to have Mama Cat spayed too, but she is very skittish, so that never happened. I finally, FINALLY, caught her and brought her inside, and she is such an affection sponge! Really great cat. She’s also big as a house, and goddamnit is pregnant again! I’ve never actually dealt with this before, but I’m pretty sure she’s really close to her due date, as in any day now.

          Once they are weaned I’m gonna have to find homes for them (and get Mama spayed obviously) because I just can’t take on 4, 5, or 6 new cats! Dammit! I was really trying to prevent this from happening! And I really think she’s so close to her due date that getting her spayed now is no longer an option.

          I was already starting to feel like a crazy cat lady, and now this!

          https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1365/2497/products/crazy_cat_lady_action_figure_1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1473367702

        • Paula Key

          “unconditional love” is the way humans are supposed to treat one another; if not ‘unconditional love’ then respect and equality.

          • greenmanTN

            Mmmm, yes and no. I reallly don’t mean this to be argumentative, but it will be a cold day in Hell before I treat Trump, Bannon, Sean Hannity and many others with “unconditional love.” I believe you have to give people an opportunity to display their better selves, but once they’ve crapped on you a few times the only reasonable response is “fuck a bunch of you!” The only other option is be like an abused wife (or husband for that matter), and wear a permanent “Kick Me!” sign on your back.

            Again, not intended to be argumentative, but unless your last name is Doormat you have to draw the line somewhere.

            Yes?

          • Paula Key

            Hey, Greenman: I totally agree with everything you wrote. I was being idealistic. We don’t live in Utopia. I’m an activist and I blog every day to support the LGBT community. This admin needs to GO! They are attacking the most vulnerable in society – we all need to stand up.

          • greenmanTN

            If you would attach a link your blog I would like that.

      • RoFaWh

        The last gift our pets give us is a lesson in dealing with death.

        [And just sitting here typing that, thinking of the eight lovely cats I’ve got buried outside, I’m tearing up pretty bad: Cabu, Ta, Missy, Mao-Jai, Shadow, Harry, Lily, and Cuddles.]

      • William

        Our 12+ year old Lab is also nearing her end. A few weeks ago she was still the puppy she has always been. Then my partner noticed she had what looked like a bad tooth. He thought it had broken. The vet said it is cancer in her entire jaw. She is on pain pills and antibiotics. She still gets out and plays with the other dogs at times, then she goes and sleeps the rest of the day. The vet said there is nothing to do until she stops eating, then we have to think about “other options”.

        Tonight she was barking in her sleep, something she has never done. I don’t know if that means anything.

        • Paula Key

          The bottom line is pain! It is hard to know if pain killers are working when it comes to animals. Sometimes, vets give out pain killers to get owners used to the idea that their pet is on limited time.

        • greenmanTN

          I’m sorry you’re dealing with that because I know how painful it is. Jeez, at this point two years ago I had to have my pet cat of 17 years “put down” and I hated it, but at the same time it was a mercy too because it was obvious he was in so much pain.

          I had thought about getting another cat but wasn’t doing anything about it, just kind of playing with the idea in my head. That’s probably why Mama Cat dumped her litter of kittens on my doorstep. I was susceptible and she was like, “So long, sucker!”

          Just an odd thing but male cats love me. The female cats however are still deeply suspicious so I feel like the Ted Bundy of kitty-cat land. “OK, well there was that one time I beat you with a stick, but when did that happen? NEVER! That’s when it happened! I’m keeping your ass in kibble and wet food!” Meanwhile the male cat is all over me like Pepe Le Pew, “Come wiss me to ze Casbah, where we will make beautiful music togezzer!”

          https://youtu.be/wNl9ksUI-bU

    • Lazycrockett

      Beautiful dog.

    • Megrim Twist
    • Hank

      Sorry to hear about your pup. I have friends with dogs that are 15 years old, who have some difficulty in walking. I can see when the rear legs are not working well, However, this should NOT happen all of a sudden. I would be concerned about something that happened, when he was groomed. Perhaps a second opinion is in order!!!

    • Joe in PA

      damn, that is horrible. I’m so sorry. What a great photo.

      Some friends-of-friends were visiting a beach house with their STB named “Blossom”. She was dehydrated and would only eat/drink from a spoon. Not only that, the only thing she would drink was watermelon flavored Gatorade.

      • William

        Chicken broth and rice is my cure-all for dogs.

    • TuuxKabin

      Oh PickyPecker, your beautiful, loving friend must be as distraught as you. Your news is heart breaking. I and el HubCap sympathize and hope for a recovery. Thinking of you and your beautiful dog child who you love so much. Peace.

    • billbear1961

      What does the hospital say, sweetheart?

      Do THEY accept the clinic’s explanation?

    • Joe in PA

      Damn onions.

    • TampaDink

      He’s adorable….and I wish him a speedy recovery. When our Golden gradually developed limited mobility, towel walking him became required, at least we don’t have stairs.

    • yes b’y

      ((((((PickyPecker))))))

    • TrollopeReader

      *hugs*

    • Robincho

      “Qui te amat, amat et canem tuam”

      And we love you both just like that, Mistah PickyPeckah! Just like that…

    • Wesinoregon

      This sounds like a genetic disorder that happens gradually when you read about it. It doesn’t sound like it happens suddenly. Petco has gotten in trouble for their grooming techniques lately. I don’t trust some of these vets after having some experiences with them in the past. Maybe a second opinion would be a good idea.

    • RoFaWh

      Having seen a few dogs being groomed, if I had a dog I would never leave it to be groomed. I’d sit and watch. The way the groomees are treated I can easily seen an injury occurring.

    • Uncle Mark

      He’s beautiful. I love that face !! I will be hoping for the best for you both !!

    • David Milley

      Oh, PickyPecker! Many hugs and tears, for you, and for your beautiful pup!

    • kaydenpat

      Sorry to hear this. Sending good thoughts your way to you and your gorgeous doggy.

    • ByronK

      So, so sorry to hear the news. He’s a beautiful guy. Wishing you strength and thinking of you. I still cry sometimes over my two and it’s been seven years. xo

    • Earl

      I’m knocking on wood for you, and your dog. Get well soon.

    • vorpal

      Oh :(… I’m so sorry that you and your beautiful dog have to go through this…

      Thinking of you both and sending you enough love to completely clog the cybercables.

    • Nic Peterson

      Sad to hear that your pup is in pain. Sending love and a hug.

    • Keith D Plane

      My heart is breaking for you. I put down on march 1 my best bud Buster. Had him for 13 years. I still look for around the house. Miss him terribly.

      • JCF

        {{{Keith}}}

        It’s just so, so hard to lose them.

    • clay

      I hope you have someone (or a lot more) more immediate than us to support you.

    • coram nobis

      I’m sorry. That’s a lovely dog, and here’s hoping things turn out okay somehow.

    • JCF

      Aw!!! That face. <3 All the best to you and your pack, PP.

    • charemor

      So sorry to hear of that and my heart breaks for you. The same thing happened to my last cat; the back legs just gave out and refused to move. The vet put her on steroids for a week to see if it would help (it didn’t) and it was one of the most painful, heart breaking weeks I have ever lived through.

    • TK

      Oh Picky Pecker, I’m SO sorry to read this. What a beautiful furry friend! You are such an anchor of humor, intelligence and support on this site. I truly hope your dog recovers from whatever this is. Regardless of all the tirades, anger, despair – whatever – we all share here, I feel like this is a wonderfully connected and caring community of people. Even though I only know all of you through this venue. My heart and thoughts are with you, friend! I know you’ll keep us posted. When it all comes out in the wash, this is the emotional glue that binds all of us and we need to keep it intact. Wishing you and your lovely pal all the best!!

    • TK

      I’ve scrolled through all the comments on this and read them. Such a wonderful supportive caring group. We can be mean as hell when it’s appropriate but so heartwarming to see this outpouring of caring thoughts. I hope it helps your heart and soul, Picky Pecker! And maybe all these good vibes can even help your buddy! I’m not religious but do believe strong positive thought can be effective at times. I hope all these good wishes are helpful in some way. You’re a gem.. and I’m sure your dog pal is too!!

    • Nychta

      He’s beautiful. My heart goes out to both of you.

      I’ve always considered it a serious design flaw that the lives of our beloved cats and dogs are so much shorter than our own.

    • Guest

      Cute dog. Get him to a new vet now. I highly doubt that something did not happen.

    • Paula Key

      My heart breaks for you both. Get him to a new vet.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Oh PP, my heart goes out to you. A bruise or strain can be recovered from, so with time your sweetie could get better. Will keep you & him in my thoughts.

      My 15 year old Doxie can’t do the stairs anymore, but otherwise is still happy and healthy. Thank goodness I can simply carry her up and down. This was her this past Sunday morning keeping her snoot warm as she sleeping next to me. Don’t know how many good months are left.

      I’ve had to put down beloved pets and while it rips my heart out, I think its the ultimate honor to be able to end their pain and suffering when the time comes. We don’t extend that dignity to humans (okay a few states now, finally). Yes, already weeping, so will stop now.

      Please keep all of us posted on his progress, we are all wishing him well and hoping for wonderful news.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/27c73cef423b043cac5c8b97bd7d57181edd2f4ef877d5d5804d3becf472347f.jpg

    • Derrick Johns

      I understand your sorrow, PickyPecker. We had Kitty cat for 12 years, I believe. I named her Kitty because I didn’t think my grandfather would let me keep her. But he did. She was a joy and a member of the family. My family complained about the fleas so much that it made me angry. But when I had to have her put to sleep I am told that whole family cried.

      Oh, one more thing. She was a fabulous mouse catcher. So, she performed her duty as a member of our family.

      The one thing I don’t agree with is folks that say they won’t get a new pet. I think y’all should. You find another one to love in the canine or feline world.

    • Beagle

      Hoping for a good outcome for your doggie!

    • Joe in PA

      Hey PP, any good word for today? I hope the [big] lug is better. Thinking about you! Hey, what’s his name?

      Oh, and w/ respect to “spring”….hahahaha…we still have about 18” of the stuff on the ground…rule of thumb in these parts…the peas and potatoes go in the ground on St. Patricks day. Not today satan! 🙂

  • Skip Intro

    How much is he paid to defend the Creamsicle Caligula? He’s about five minutes away from a major stroke.

  • Menergy

    I think Sphincter’s time as press secretary is drawing to a close. Replacement in order

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    I don’t care who it is – being up there defending extreme idiocy day after day takes a toll on a person. Spicer is barely holding it together as it is. And it only gets harder and harder each day to defend the orangutan in the White House. I bet the stress is getting to him. One day he’s gonna go home from work and say “I’m done with this shit. Trump doesn’t pay me enough to lie for him”. In the meantime, I hope the press makes his life a living hell. One should pay for supporting the idiot in the White House.

    • Steven Jaeger

      I don’t use the honorific “President” for the orange cheeto. I designate him as “the person occupying the WH”, maybe I’ll change it to the “idjut occupying the WH”. The non-existent FL is F(W)horeOTUS usually just abbreviated FWOTUS

      • ‘Til Tuesday

        Yeah, you will never hear me utter the “P” word with Trump’s name. Ever. He’s an absolute disgrace to the office.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        I just use “Pile of Shit in the Oval Office.” Sometimes I preface it with “Orange.”

      • Uncle Mark

        Comrade or Commissar Cheeto works for me

    • RoFaWh

      “Trump doesn’t pay me enough to lie for him.”

  • Grumpys cats Best Friend

    Oh the humanity!

    • Paula Key

      Oh, the Hannity without humanity!

  • Snarky

    Melissa McCarthy must be watching this over and over, taking notes as she prepares for her next SNL appearance. “Okay.. go bigger! Scream louder! Interrupt people constantly! Think meth binge!”

    • David Milley

      I wonder how she’s going to top Spicey screaming “Calm down!” at a perfectly calm reporter.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Maybe have the whole conference be a flashback in Spicer’s head while he sits in a padded cell?

  • RNegron

    So Spicy is getting extra crispy. This should be good.

  • That’s what I loathe about this administration. You ask a question that they never answer and then they try to divert the attention somewhere else. It’s quite telling they know that they are being disingenuous and exposing their character as being seriously flawed. It is impossible for me to respect anyone like that. I was not born knowing right and wrong, but I sure as h3ll was taught right and wrong, and my conscious won’t allow me to “climb up a tree to tell a lie when I can stand on the ground and tell the truth.” It’s called being amoral – they have no moral compass. They are acts of slugs trailing slime behind them everywhere they ooze. Until they decide to be upstanding citizens, my “moral compass” won’t allow me to sleep at night and accept their leadership.

    • Gianni

      If their boss wasn’t a lying, underhanded, egomaniacal bastard, these people wouldn’t have to appear in public and lie like their lives depended on it while defending the musings and mutterings of the mental case that is our President.

      • Fair point but they are making the choice to fall in line – poor character traits. Their honesty would further their careers if they chose to stand up to the tyranny.

        • Gianni

          True, their choices are their own. I’m very sure that those choices are heavily guided by the prestige of being a WH staff member, the money, and sense of authority by virtue of being closely associated with The Man himself. That said, some people will sell their personal values (if any) and their very souls for such positions. Personally, I could never sell myself out like that and lie to the people; sound like a total fool; and kiss anyone’s ass for whatever the perks may be of such a job. I like to sleep at night.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • HoratioCaine

    Sean spends these press briefings knowing that after its over he has to get back into his gimp suit for Mistress Kellyanne and he won’t be getting any fruit cup at dinner.

  • Craig Howell

    Paging Melissa McCarthy–STAT!

  • rednekokie

    Why anyone gives any credence to this lying ass wipe, I’ll never know.
    I agree that the press corps should walk out en masse when he arrives. Show up, yes, but the minute he walks in the door — stand up and leave.

    • coram nobis

      Did you see his blither-blather when asked about cuts at NIH? “The assumption in Washington is that you get less money, it’s a cut.” And up is down. He went on and on about “throwing money at a problem.”

      Meanwhile, back at the Pentagon, the administration is throwing money at the military.

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/trump-military-budget-proposal-congress-obama-spending-cap

      Trump’s military budget proposal is well above the “sequestration” caps imposed under a much-lamented 2011 agreement between Barack Obama and the Republican Congress, but it came immediately under attack on Capitol Hill from defense hawks, not defense doves.

      • William

        Are we going back to building ships and aircraft the military doesn’t want and does not have the crews or funding to operate?

        • coram nobis

          Yes, and we’re building a wall we should name after Sgt. Andre Maginot.

  • coram nobis

    Can hardly wait for SNL. What’s Melissa McCarthy’s Spicer going to do, pick up the lecturn and hurl it?

    • Gianni

      I like it when she drives it into the crowd!

      • coram nobis

        That was the motorized lectern schtick.

        • Gianni

          Either way, the performance is funny to watch. I wonder if Sean appreciates the mockery for the humor content? We all know that Donald does not like his SNL character, with a passion!

        • Gregory In Seattle

          I’m pretty sure it was an automatic, not schtick.

          • jmax
          • KnownDonorDad

            HIYOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • coram nobis

            4-speed schtick, looked like. Ms. McCarthy was 0-60 in seconds.

  • Gianni

    I wonder if Sean drinks a lot, especially in the evenings. Jesus, I’d be hitting the sauce just to anesthetize myself so I could sleep after having to put up with supporting and defending that indefensible shit-for-brains boss everyday.

  • ColdCountry

    It’s like how I imagine it would be to watching someone drowning.

  • JCF

    PAGING MELISSA MCCARTHY!!!

  • andrew

    Spicer, like all liars, gets angry when he is caught in a lie or defending his Liar-In-Chief boss.

  • olandp

    I forgot that Don the Con DEMANDED that Congress investigate. The Congress requested documents and evidence from the Executive Branch by March 14. They got nothing, and now Don the Con says he is going to release damaging evidence during or by the next two weeks. Wouldn’t this be contempt of Congress?

    He claims to have the evidence, but won’t provide it.

    • grada3784

      The GOP Congress has contempt for itself.

  • charemor

    Now taking bets as to who will have the first mental meltdown; Spicer or Trump.

  • Hryflex

    Sean,
    Nobody likes you. Even your mother wishes she should have aborted you. Please find the GW Bridge. Only fair, right? /snark

    • TK

      Yes… pleeeeeeze! And take your leader and the rest of the White House staff .. and cabinet… with you!!! ESAD to all of them. I’m tired of them feeding us endless amounts of it.

  • TK

    Off topic – sorry. But just looking at CNN’s homepage “No Evidence. No Evidence. No Evidence.” But Ryan says he still “trusts” Trump and he will be judged by his “record”. Yes, quotes are the new qualifiers for “everything”. Just ask Sean. WTF??? Trumps record so far says it all!! He’s a total pathological liar, idiot and mentally unstable. How long will this charade be allowed to continue before enough people in the government grow a set and get this motherfucker OUT of the White House?? And preferably with most of his fucked-up cabinet too. Ryan needs to be thrown out and anyone else that continues to enable and go along with Prez Nutwad! They are all in the process of destroying our freedoms, our protections, our environment, our social safety nets… every good thing that exists in this country!! I know we’re not perfect – far from it – but this is absolute fucking insanity being treated as some kind of new acceptable status quo! I need a Trump-quilizer. A strong alcohol beverage of some sort just to get my blood pressure back in the questionable range. Egads!!! Now I’m going to watch pre-recorded Rachel and Lawrence on MSNBC. I think it’s time to start mixin’ the potion.

  • BuffaloDan

    Is it too early to actually feel bad for Spicer regarding his pitiable position — or is it too late to feel bad for those of us pitiable souls who feel bad for him?

    The question makes my head hurt: But this _is_ a question, all right!

  • I predict that, at some point in the near future, we will be treated to a spectacular display of spontaneous human combustion.

    White House press should start bringing tarps to the briefings like they’re going to a Gallagher show.

  • The Professor

    Ultimately, they will all end up hanging themselves. It’s just a matter of time. Give ’em more and more rope…

  • mhelbert

    I once thought that spicer was simply caught in a web like a fly. but now, I know that he is just an asshole.

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  • Tina Barry

    Trump’s group of fascists are all the same: insult, point fingers, ask idiot questions, just make sure you don’t answer the question.