Conspiracy Nuts Celebrate Death Of Shape-Shifting Reptilian Illuminati Globalist David Rockefeller [VIDEO]

USA Today reports:

Bank executive, philanthropist and oil fortune heir David Rockefeller died Monday morning. He was 101. Rockefeller, the grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller Sr. and a former chairman and CEO of The Chase Manhattan Bank, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure, a family spokesman, Fraser Seitel, said.

He was named president and co-CEO on Jan. 1, 1961, eventually becoming sole CEO and chairman from 1969 through 1980. He relinquished the chairmanship in 1981, when he retired. The bank later became JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Rockefeller is credited with giving away some $2 billion to various causes, including biomedical research, the arts and New York City’s urban revitalization efforts. He signed the Giving Pledge, pledging to donate at least half of his fortune during his life or in his will. He was a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as chairman from 1970 to 1985.

Judging by posts made today to conspiracy, alt-right, and Nazi sites, Rockefeller was only second to George Soros as the grand globalist boogeyman totally behind the Illuminati, the New World Order, and a hundred other double-secret organizations designed to destroy America. Oh, and he’s not really dead, he’s just shape-shifted back to his natural reptilian form. The YouTube clips below tell their story just from their splash screens.

  • Todd20036

    A billionaire who actually did some good.

    Good for him.

    Let the RWNJs scream. It’s all they know how to do.

    Well, that and cook meth

    • safari

      From what I recall, the legacy of his ancestors isn’t that great. That said, I want to to say the extant descendants have divested from the company for environmental reasons.

      • Robincho

        We have Ida Tarbell, who expounded at no small length about the misdeeds of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. But from JDR Jr. on down through his five sons, we see a level of atonement unexperienced at any other time in American history…

  • Joe in PA

    I know it’s only USA Today but still…a little proofreading please.

    • safari

      Editing is so 20th century.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the church i work at was built by one of the Standard Oil “trustees” who was a business partner of John D, Sr.. they were just as creepy as today’s lot, but much more philanthropic.

    that said, a century later, trying to get money from their decedents to preserve their buildings has proven a pointless quest.

    • Joe in PA

      Oh, Em. Gee. I wrote something similar. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Stogiebear

      When the funds for the new pipe organ at National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) were being raised, the then music director went to LBJ who was a member of that congregation while he lived in DC. President Johnson wrote a check for $5.00. Rather than cash it, Lon put $5 of his own money in the till and had Johnson’s check framed and hanged in his home office.

  • Lazycrockett

    OT Well it seems Chris Matthews has finally taken off the MAGA red cap. Took him long enough.

    • Ninja0980

      He’s still a dick though.

  • Joe in PA

    I was just thinking about this earlier…with the post about the wealthiest list…I remember a documentary about the ‘super wealthy’ of the industrial age and how horrible they were to workers etc, but at least they gave back in a way…beautiful buildings, universities, libraries. Read: Rockefeller, Carnegie, I’m sure there are many more.

    • Sam_Handwich

      In the 19 teens, Standard Oil literally SHOT DEAD a bunch of striking workers in the southwest. fuckin ghouls

      • Michael R

        Shhh , don’t give you know who any ideas .

      • jefe5084

        In 1914, The Colorado National Guard murdered miners who were striking at the Rockefeller-owned Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in Ludlow, CO. The miners were nearly all first-generation immigrants. Rockefeller called his anti-union principles “great principles,”

        • Stogiebear

          Thought I remembered more about The Ludlow Massacre — something about women and children dying. Yes. Two women and eleven children were asphyxiated and burned to death under a single tent.

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

          • stuckinthewoods

            Thanks for this. As awful as Ludlow was, for many decades before 1914, and for more than a decade after, black people convicted of fake or trivial charges were sold as convict labor under worse conditions (mining and iron industry mostly). The positive result of labor strikes like Ludlow and the Coalfield Wars was huge…but the re-enslavement of black people brought crickets.
            So, that was the America that people want back?

    • Jerry

      I remember when Bill Clinton was president, one of their vacations was with Sen. Jay Rockefeller (John D. IV) on their ranch in the middle of Grand Teton National Park. I was like, “Wait…how do the Rockefellers have a ranch in the middle of a national park?” Silly me…they had donated the entire land–approx. 480 sq. miles–to the national government to create the park, except for their ranch.

      • NancyP

        They may eventually give the ranch to the park. It might make a dandy visitor center.

        • Jukesgrrl

          Visitor’s center? Make sure it’s well stocked with extra-large men’s thermal underwear, Miracle Whip, French vanilla creamer, Marlboro Red 100s, and a Midland radio from Walmart. You never know when the Bundys will drop in.

          • bzrd

            oh, man, does that mean we have to send dildos again ????

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Already stocked with dildoes, is it?

  • coram nobis

    SIDEBAR STORY, financial: Guardian now reporting the “Global Laundromat” scandal, involving Russian money and British high-street banks. Possibly $80 billion involved.

    Investigators are still trying to identify some of the wealthy and politically influential Russians behind the operation, known as โ€œthe Global Laundromatโ€.

    They estimate a group of about 500 people were involved. These include oligarchs, Moscow bankers, and figures working for or connected to the FSB, the successor spy agency to the KGB.

    Igor Putin, the cousin of Russiaโ€™s president, Vladimir, sat on the board of a Moscow bank which held accounts involved in the fraud …

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/british-banks-handled-vast-sums-of-laundered-russian-money

    Now, if the name of one Donald Fedorovich floats up in this investigation, it’s all over but a chorus of “You’ve Got To Look On The Bright Side Of Life.”

    • Joe in PA

      Donald Fedorovich?? Is he related to Vladimir Trump?

      • coram nobis

        You know, “son of Fred”, ะ”ะพะฝะฐะปัŒะด ะคะตะดะพั€ะพะฒะธั‡ ะขั€ะฐะผะฟ.

        • Jukesgrrl

          I’ve been calling him Tsar Trumpov. I guess he didn’t really earn the upgrade.

      • Soren456

        Russian middle names traditionally name the father.

        • TampaDink

          Now I wonder if there is a Russian equivalent to The Maury Povich Show.

    • Do Something Nice

      This is going to have repercussions for Brexit

      • coram nobis

        Yes indeedy.

    • coram nobis

      Captain’s Log, Supplemental: I wonder if this somehow connects to Comey’s investigation and today’s testimony. Was the FBI looking into financial connections?

      Comeyโ€™s appearance, flanked by the NSA director, Adm Michael Rogers, marked a remarkable and unprecedented threshold in US political history, putting beyond doubt that a sittingโ€™s presidentโ€™s entourage was under investigation for possibly conniving with a foreign adversary to put that president in power.

      What made the moment even more extraordinary was Trumpโ€™s tweeted commentary on โ€“ and misrepresenting of โ€“ the hearing as it was happening.
      — latest Guardian story on hearing

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/20/fbi-director-comey-confirms-investigation-trump-russia

  • DonnaLee

    The way this sound is rather strange, as in he died, and the money he had will just disappear from the trusts and funds he set up.

    • Earl

      There should be one hell of an inheritance tax from his estate.

  • Earl

    The only thing I knew about him was that he had 7 heart transplants in his lifetime. The last one was a few years ago.

    I’ll read the obit, but he lived too long for all the good he did.

    • Gianni

      SNOPES cites the heart transplant stories as false. I can’t imagine that hearts available for transplanting would be used time and time again in a very old man whose life expectancy, by an stretch of the imagination, would be longer than normal, especially when they apparently keep failing. Doesn’t sound likely to me.

      • Canadian Observer

        Unless you are Dick Cheney and they change the regulations so someone of your age becomes eligible.

        • TampaDink

          Although, as a heart patient I know it is a horrible thought, but I’ve wondered whether evil Dick selected his donor…they way that some people select a lobster in a restaurant’s tank. “He’s a good looking, healthy young man…hit the gas & make it look like an accident.”

          • Canadian Observer

            I have to admit, I had the exact same horrible thought.

          • TampaDink

            About 20 years ago, when I was in my mid 30’s, I had to have emergency mitral valve replacement….they outfitted me with a mechanical valve since I was “so young” and other valves (human, porcine, bovine) typically only last about 20 years…or so I was told. A mechanical valve was just the ticket for someone so young…”and it will last a lifetime”. Six months & six days later, they implanted a new lifetime lasting mechanical valve. I swore soon after that I’d never endure open heart surgery again. When the internal surgical scarring presented me with arrhythmia, I endured 4 rounds of ablation until they finally managed to burn off the bad nerve paths that were the cause but some nurse asked me if I was on a transplant waiting list. I explained that I wasn’t & wouldn’t ever be. It isn’t that I have an issue with the concept of organ donation, I’ve just felt that healthy hearts should go to people who really haven’t had a good life. My dark “ambition” is to outlive my mother…who is now 86.

      • Dramphooey

        This is exactly the very real problem with Fake News. Some of it sticks. It is usually some tidbit but it’s enough to make one look askance.

        In World War II when the British were broadcasting Fake News–then called Black Propaganda–to German troops the piece designed to undermine was always some little thing thrown in. For example, the folks back home being given drugs to help them work longer hours–some little thing designed to cause anxiety.

        • Gianni

          You’re right. Fake news always has a ready and willing audience. They will never question any of it even though with a little thinking applied to it, questions will be raised that need answers for verification.

      • Earl

        It sounded like a fucky story to me, I should have known…

  • This is completely OT, and my apologies, but this ran in the Huffington Post today, and I spend 30 minutes 3 x a week stretching my hamstrings — and the entire back of my legs and hips and quads– for flexibility and for strengthening my lower back. Is this true? I would love a second opinion here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stop-stretching-your-hamstrings_us_58cdb802e4b0e0d348b34421https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e12fae0804c045aff7f0632461435a6c8d3b37eac7ac739e1bca1df9dcfe011d.jpg

    • Sashineb

      That link doesn’t work for me. I get a page not found message.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The Canadian’s got you covered.

    • Canadian Observer

      I tried also, got another error report, although it specified that there were errors in the link, not page not found. Can you find a way to link it with a shorter URL?

      Here you go, I fixed your link. As to whether or not it is accurate, damned if I know. (For future reference, copy the URL at the top of your browser screen, don’t grab it from “inside” the article)

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stop-stretching-your-hamstrings_us_58cdb802e4b0e0d348b34421

    • GW in NZ

      Can’t read the article either, but if it’s relevant the pros and cons of different types of stretching is usefully summarised in this article:
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sports/playmagazine/112pewarm.html
      Remeber, It’s movement and work that strengthens muscles.
      Personally I’m not a fan of long, static stretching. Done lots of weights and BBing over the past 30 years (and continue to do so) with plenty of warming up but little or no static stretching; not super flexible but my strength is good and no injury problems either!

      HTH

  • Darrel Cj

    He donated the funds for the library that I’m working in right now.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      [Sigh]

      Remember libraries?

      • CB

        Childhood summers out of the heat, reading so much. Great librarians who knew your interests and made great suggestions. Yes, I’m old.

      • JCF

        Hey, they’re still pretty furkin’ awesome!

  • Hmm… do I have the bandwidth to care what the wingnut feverswamp has come up with on this one?

    Nah.

    • DavidAZ

      ‘wingnut feverswamp.’ Love it. May I borrow for future reference?

  • M Jackson

    I encountered him often in my work on NYC events. He was a quiet sweet man, beloved by all. He was celebrated on his 100th birthday at MoMA and at the Public Library.
    I am quite sure that he was not an illuminati and doubly sure that he was never nor ever will be a lizard.

  • Michael R

    No access to classified info for those under FBI investigation ?

    https://s3.postimg.org/ruuw69fub/paul_ryan_FBI.jpg

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      Thanks for the reminder. I still don’t routinely watch Rachael.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        If she rolls around in bed with Brian, I’m out.

        • safari

          I can tolerate Brian. The 10 o’clock hour guy gets to me somewhat. He’s pretty preachy.

    • billbear1961
  • This man lived to be 101 and those haters should be lucky to live half as long and do 1/10th of good that he did…FUCK THEM….

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/152/237/zP10f.gif?1311323322

  • another_steve

    Oh dear Moses… let me die in my sleep at age 101.

    With minimal acid reflux.

    • clay

      “In my own bed, at the age of 80, with a belly full of wine and a girls mouth around my cock.”

      • another_steve

        Well you know, my husband and I — both approaching the end — are planning ahead.

        I will have a (legal) Czech twink at my bedside, whispering obscenities in my ear and sponging my brow.

        My husband likes older — TV male-vampire-ish — men.

        We’re planning ahead.

        • safari

          Do you think there’s money in sexy hospice?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “I’m Mistress Morphine. Somebody’s been a BAD little boy and I’m here to send him to hell.”

          • safari

            Not quite what I had in mind… lol

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “Respect the dying wishes of a masochist!”
            “No!”

          • safari

            Sometime in the ’90s there was a film about a guy who I think was a comedian who had a degenerative disease. He was also a masochist. A documentary was made about the situation since he used his masochism to push forward with life.

          • clay

            comedian / performance artist, perhaps?

          • Bad Tom

            Or to Heaven.
            ——-
            You must have had morphine at some point or another. I’ve had it during acute kidney stone episodes that landed me in the ER. The most blessed thing is it stops hurting. But it also brings a beautiful dreamy consciousness that is very pleasant. I can see why people who have experienced it want to go back.

            I had the privilege of attending Spalding Gray’s very last performance. During it, he described being in a terrible traffic accident the previous year in which some of his friends were killed, and he was seriously injured. He spent quite some time in a rehabilitation hospital in the UK.

            At one point he reported feeling depressed to a nurse. The nurse responded, “What have you got to be blue about, Mr. Gray?”

            They gave him a lot of morphine. From that experience Gray said he “Finally understood the appeal of the Grateful Dead.”

          • another_steve

            What Lumpy Gaga said, plus yes — I believe many gay men would appreciate a special send-off.

            I want this at my deathbed.

            And I want him to coo in my ear.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef918d367b3b421fe176f498230875c818f8b1f607b121bcc33232d4198858e8.jpg

          • safari

            (He seems to be your favorite.)

          • another_steve

            You know of better?

          • safari

            It depends on my mood. I’m not entirely sure I have an ideal.

          • another_steve

            In my life, I’ve been queer-blessed. I’ve been attracted to all manner of men — young, middle-aged, old.

            My husband is a mega-butch and I’m an androgynous piece of shit.

            I like ’em young.

            I like ’em old.

          • safari

            Why do you describe your androgyny so?

          • another_steve

            Because I’m androgynous and a piece of shit.

            It’s who I am.

          • Bad Tom

            You only pretend to be a piece of shit.
            It’s a schtick.

          • another_steve

            Lol. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            I am more spiritually Daoist than I am spiritually Jewish.

            I have, truly, surrendered all pretense of glory. Of ego-glory.

            Truly.

          • sfbob

            Personally I’d go with Brent Everett. Just a preference of course.

          • another_steve
          • sfbob

            “Twink lovers of the world…”

            That would be me. A daddy since I was in my mid-20s.

          • another_steve

            Well it’s a sexual aesthetic that not all share, Bob.

            So one of the last frontiers — a still controversial frontier — of the Sexual Revolution is the acceptance and embrace of all sexual fantasy.

            All. Without regard to age or gender or any other feature.

            All fantasy is good and wholesome.

            Without exception.

          • sfbob

            A rather knotty subject. Most people learn early on to police their thoughts and in particular their fantasies. I am certainly no exception. When I was in my 20s there was great talk about fantasies and about realizing them. I tended to draw blanks. “I just wanna find some hot guy, marry him and live happily ever after” was about the best I could come up with. At least it was about all I could admit to myself.

            Over the years life seems to have overtaken my fantasies in many ways though not all. And I am surely more at ease with what I imagine than I was when I was young.

            Like dreams I do see all fantasy as, well I don’t think I would use either “good” or “bad” to describe either fantasies or dreams. They just are. Suppressing and judging them is supremely unhelpful.

          • another_steve

            Great comment, Bob. Thanks.

            I tend toward the libertarian in both politics and sexuality: I don’t want any “authority” telling me how to be — how to behave — fully human. Intuitively, I know how to do that.

            There’s a difference between fantasy and deed.

            All of us have fantasies. We don’t act upon some of them however, in the interest of peaceful coexistence. That said, no fantasy is wicked or sinful.

            Absolutely none.

          • sfbob

            I’d have said much the same thing; there is a vast difference between thought and action. There are reasons not to act on certain fantasies. Peaceful coexistence is certainly the primary concern.

          • Robincho

            Ridgeston, the bearer of that fine old Czech surname…

          • another_steve

            Lol. The name is unimportant. ๐Ÿ˜‰ He’s the epitome of classic white-skinned young male beauty.

            There are counterparts in all the other racial/ethnic groups
            — but as far as white boys go, this is the gold standard.

          • sfbob

            Oh god yes!

          • BobSF_94117

            For the ultimate happy ending?

    • safari

      I plan on being assimilated into the collective.

    • Bad Tom

      It sounds like a good death.

  • O/T:

    โ€œThereโ€™s a smell of treason in the air,โ€ presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said. โ€œImagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event.โ€

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-trump-faces-his-hardest-truth-he-was-wrong/2017/03/20/af9cabfc-0d83-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.ce9907c17d60

    They’re using the actual word. Treason. It matters.

    • safari

      The whispers will become shouts.

      • Bad Tom

        If you remember how long and how slow the Watergate investigation was when it was happening, this is moving along pretty quickly.

        Trump may rue the day he said the next weeks were going to be “interesting”.

        • safari

          I wasn’t alive then :

          • stevenj

            2 years and 2 months from Watergate break in to Nixon resignation.

          • safari

            What took so long?

          • Several reasons. Among them?
            – Presumed belief among many no elected President would stoop so low when he was probably going to win the ’72 reelection anyway
            – Republican footdragging and logrolling in Congress, just like now
            – Nixon’s coverup was remarkably effective and he knew the value of plausible deniability; he was basically undone by his paranoia and narcissism which had him bug his own office and keep recordings
            – Events in the 1970s took longer to play out than now

            (I’m 54. I was alive back then and remember it well despite not being very old at the time.)

          • Big differences between then and now?
            – Donald is lazy, sloppy, and lacks self-control, which means he’s his own worst enemy
            – Social media, news media = things happen faster as information is shared and becomes viral sooner
            – Nixon’s ops were disciplined & measured; Donald’s have been incompetent, rushed, and sloppy

          • Bad Tom

            Yes. Exactly.
            ——-
            This is why I love you. Platonically.

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            You and me, both.

          • olandp

            Nixon was actually a highly intelligent man. He came from nothing to become President. Don the Con, apart from working his grift, isn’t that bright. He was born on third, but thinks he hit a triple.*

            *Thank you Molly Ivins, that fits so many…

          • kareemachan

            And things last forever in the Age of the Interwebs.

            Gotta love that the repugs for the most part don’t get that.

          • teeveedub

            He also surrounded himself, like tRump has, with lying loyalists who would do anything to keep that administration in power.

            And, don’t forget, there were (some) Republicans in Congress who understood that the integrity of our system of government and the survival of the nation were more important than party loyalty. I’m doubtful that those folks exist today and, if they do decide to come forward, it’s gonna take awhile. They’re all scared that tRump will come after them.

          • Gerry Fisher

            I think that McCain and Graham have at least a tiny sense of “country,” and I’ll bet Bush loyalists would love to see Cheetolini go.

          • Bad Tom

            Exacto!

          • sfbob

            And Nixon did his best to interfere with the process. Although it may have worked for him short term, in the longer term it made him appear even more obviously guilty.

          • Indeed. And believe it or not, the obstruction of justice charges were considered far more serious than the campaign finance law violations or the illegal dirty tricks.

          • cleos_mom

            Presumed belief among many no elected President would stoop so low when he was probably going to win the ’72 reelection anyway

            IMO that was the most mind-boggling aspect of Watergate — that if Nixon had just let the election’s events play out he would have finished his second term. Textbook evidence of the paranoia and narcissism you mentioned.

          • Gustav2

            -And the belief among some others that all presidents did some dirty tricks to win reelection.

            Remember, the Baptists, Evangelicals and Pentecostals did not vote in large numbers because ALL politics was dirty and too worldly.

          • clay

            Watergate Hearings are one of my early TV memories (Gentle Ben, the moon, Dark Shadows, and Watergate). It seemed like an entire summer of the Senators droning on and on in their questions. I think that’s when I came to hate my father’s slow Kansas drawl.

          • Jeffg166

            Stone walling.

          • TampaDink

            Get off my lawn, ya punk!!!! j/k
            I was barely old enough to grasp what was going on. The primary impact it had on me was that I was spending the summer with my grandma who ranted & raved over her soaps being preempted by the live coverage.

          • safari

            All I got was to watch my middle school teacher watch OJ’s trial while we did hours of grammar drills.

          • TampaDink

            Sounds thrilling. I refused to watch the O.J. show. I didn’t care for the actors or the story line.

          • safari

            She was one of the more rigorous K12 teachers I had. There’s something magical about using 40 year old grammar books, spending two hours doing drills, and having to announce your grade to the class after a peer scores it.

          • billbear1961

            It was the older books–especially grammar and mathematics–that actually TAUGHT you something, and the teachers who used them who expected you to LEARN.

            And God HELP you if you DIDN’T!!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NtbKsEbXA&feature=youtu.be&t=6m38s

          • safari

            Route can work — but it NEEDS STRONG reasoning. The most difficult classes I’ve taken for my long education was when I NEEDED basics. Students can always look things up; COMPREHENSION requires a near-innate understanding. [ Good caps? ๐Ÿ™‚ ]

          • clay

            (Rote)

          • Snarkaholic

            I remember those old books:

            The rain came down in torrents
            and Mary said, “Oh, dear…
            …I’ll have to wear my overcoat…
            …and rubbers, too, I fear!”
            (Mary taught me to practice safe sex!)

          • Robincho

            It rained in Southern California, and it was REALLY coming down in Torrance…

          • TampaDink

            Sounds awful.

          • Bad Tom

            I never watched it either. But it was hard to avoid the noise about it.

          • TampaDink

            That was so true.

          • Mike__in_Houston

            I was in law school at the time, and all of my professors found a way to work the trial into what they were teaching.

            Like others here, I refused to watch the trial. I did watch the verdict; it was on at work as well, as was the whole trial.

            My perception all along had been that the trial about whether this very famous guy had killed his wife and her alleged lover.

          • William

            The investigation and trial was a giant clusterfuck.

          • clay

            Space shuttle explosions and OK City bombing?

          • Gerry Fisher

            That counts. I’m making my way through the American Crime Drama version of those events. What a collision of race, celebrity, and domestic violence.

          • Todd20036

            I was. I remember it well. I could poop where I wanted, get fed whenever I felt like it, and people cleaned up after me.

            Ah, life was good!

          • TampaDink

            If we are lucky, we return to that same carefree state of living.

          • sfbob

            My first presidential vote was for McGovern, against Nixon. I have rather vivid memories of the day Nixon resigned.

          • Gerry Fisher

            Braggart! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • TampaDink

          May he soon rue every day of his remaining life.

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          • Ernest Endevor

            I think he’s incapable of that degree of introspection.

          • TampaDink

            I agree about the lack of ability to be introspective but his fragile sense of importance will certainly be shaken if he is investigated, impeached, arrested & sentenced.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Don’t you think he’ll just lash out? I think he’s incapable of shame.

          • TampaDink

            The human is so unpredictable, I have no idea what he will do once the heat is turned up. Quiet resignation seems unlikely.

          • Ernest Endevor

            He’ll blame Obama.

          • TampaDink

            Pres. Obama & Sec. Clinton will be held responsible for anything that goes wrong for the rest of time.

          • Ernest Endevor

            They are clearly guilty because.

          • TampaDink

            In my best/worst Conjob impersonation. Because reasons.
            Alternative reasons.

          • kareemachan

            Are any of these people capable of thinking objectively enough to imagine what their place in history already is? Is the $$$ and power that important that they are willing to shit all over the American people, ruin the economy and environment, AND be a footnote in Intro to American History 101 class which notes that ‘The level of incompetence and corruption was unsurpassed in the Trump administration’?

          • TampaDink

            No.
            Yes.
            Let’s hope that is exactly how historians will remember this dark time in America.

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          • Bad Tom

            I already work online from my home using my computer. I need a WHOLE FUCK MORE than basic internet knowledge, though, since I’m doing cutting edge AI development. Also we are hoping for a payout more in the line of $100,000,000. Then I can buy any damn kind of car racing motorcycle I want.

        • JCF

          “Interesting” in the Chinese curse sense!

      • billbear1961

        And the walls of INFAMY will come tumbling DOWN!

        And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.

        They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.

        • Snarkaholic

          *Sniff* I LOVE happy endings!

    • Stogiebear

      Excellent. The first enumerated penalty for treason is the death penalty.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f2aabe5312b1d520adad3c7e75c31f76980cfc2a72f176de5cbf0600964feae.jpg

      Slap some gold leaf on it and it’s good to go!

      • another_steve

        Yes, but not Melania.

        I’m a founding member of the “Save Melania” movement.

        • William

          Just so long as she gets deported back to her village.

          • another_steve

            No. I want her here, with man and me.

            She’s the perfect female companion to a gay male household.

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        The ratings will be yuuuuuge.

      • billbear1961

        Hear, HEAR!!

        I’ll be knitting in the front row!

        • William

          Bring a tarp.

        • Stogiebear

          Ah, Madame DeFarge! You saucy wench.

          Behead one, perl two.
          Behead one, perl two.

      • Snarkaholic

        Question: Do we have to actually be at war for treason to occur? (I’ve read conflicting opinions on this.)

        • Stogiebear

          The wording of Article 3, Section 3 of the US Constitution is quite clear: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, OR in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort”, so the answer to that is “no” (emphasis on the word “or” mine).

          Reading through the entire section on Treason in the USA in Wikipedia, it becomes clear that treason as a crime is rarely indicted and even more rarely punished by execution. I suspect that is because of our general bent toward liberality and away from the idea of sacrosanctity of the person of a king. It seems “treason/traitor” are words that gets thrown at people in order to discredit or vilify them rather than a strictly criminal terms for acts against the States.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason#United_States

    • Robincho

      To everything, turn, turn, turn,
      There is some treason, turn, turn, turn…

      • Snarkaholic

        A time to watch porn
        A time to lie
        A time to rant
        A time to rape
        A time to be shrill
        A time to squeal
        A time to get caught
        You fucking creep.

        To everything, turn, turn, turn
        Your “empire’s” gonna burn, burn, burn…

        • Robincho

          At the end of a long day, sleep always comes easier when one has had one’s devotional reading from the Book of A Queasy Ass-Tease… xox + zzzzzzz

    • Todd20036

      The FBI director was complicit in it.

  • clay

    dead at 101 . . . and still has better hair than Trump.

    • another_steve

      There’s a very ancient saying — incorporated in the scriptures of all the major world religions.

      It goes as follows:

      “By their hair shall ye know them.”

    • Stogiebear

      And better teeth than Giuliani.

  • Lazycrockett
    • safari

      A worthy candidate for the Trump News Network. (If he’s in office long enough, I’m convinced we’ll see it.)

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Can one run a news network from prison?

        • TampaDink

          What does one wear when launching one’s news channel from a federal pen? (Sorry, I’m having flashbacks of Lovey Howell.)

          • safari

            Kellyanne’s inauguration uniform?

          • TampaDink

            At least that covered up some of her hideous skin.

          • olandp

            Chiffon, chiffon will take you everywhere!

          • Robincho

            But according to Paul Lynde, leather is much less given to wrinkling…

          • TampaDink

            If you think it’s butter, but it’s not….it’s Chiffon!

          • William

            Taffeta darling, taffeta.

          • TampaDink

            Chintz and tulle!

          • Craig Howell

            No relation, alas.

          • TampaDink

            Just as well. Rumor has it that Thurston had all of his money with him on that damned island where he, Lovey, & their five travelling companions were eaten by cannibals.

        • Bad Tom

          You can run a crime syndicate. That has happened many times. All you need are phone calls and confederates on the outside.

          Cell phones are a ubiquitous problem, even in high security prisons. You have to try to get a cell phone without a camera these days.

          It would be kinda like old-fashioned pirate radio. But I bet it would be blockbuster ratings.

          Web only. Run from a data haven. If you ever managed a live broadcast, it would be a stunning coup.

          The only glitch is that you really need someone with superb organizational and hostile situation negotiation skills. We are talking from inside a prison.

          So, Trump is out.

          • William

            Put Sean Spicer in the next cell.

          • Bad Tom

            He would tweet “I am broadcasting from my cell using a smuggled phone RIGHT NOW! Wait, the guards are busting into… Aaaaargh! THUD!”
            This Transmission Has Been Terminated

    • Ninja0980

      Good riddance to 9/11 truther trash.

      • safari

        He’s a truther?

        • Ninja0980

          Yup, just like Van Jones.

          • safari

            I can’t roll my eyes hard enough at truthers. They invest Youtube.

          • Craig Howell

            Make that “infest?” I doubt they are serious investors.

    • billbear1961

      How many OTHER propagandists will they show the door?!

      What about that BASTARD Hannity, who likes to pull guns on opponents and flash the red target laser on them?!

      • ByronK

        I’m sure they won’t touch Fox and Frauds.

      • Bad Tom

        He should be under indictment for that. You or I would be, and certainly lose our jobs, just to start.

        • billbear1961

          Yes, can you imagine if someone on the left pulled a gun like that on a rightist–can you IMAGINE the outcry from the right?!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Okay, quick poll. Who, if employed, can pull a gun in the workplace and set the laser sight on a particular individual, would keep their job?

        • TampaDink

          No one.

        • I could. But (1) I work from home and (2) I would never, ever, ever do that to my beloved wife because I know goddamned well how to handle firearms safely.

        • clay

          My employer kinda freaks out when the sworn officers I sometimes work with don’t remember to stow their sidearms in the trunk of their car. They’ve called the cops on cops.

  • another_steve

    If you are born reptilian, you’ve been blessed. They are the most successful species on Planet Earth.

    This is our rescued daughter, “Friday” — named after the day of the week my husband rescued her from the bulldozers clearing her habitat to make room for a new housing development.

    1955.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efe255d475004bea373faf77b33f2e35a6ed094515eed5046ec7904334137455.png

    • safari

      Our lineage is just as old; it just gets modified more often.

      • perversatile

        A good friend of mine defined his personal success in real estate as the moment when he was able to trade out his family portraits (some going back to the mid 1700’s) for paintings, in good frames of
        “much more attractive ancestors”.

        • safari

          I’m really not sure what to even say to that.

        • clay

          Sounds like your friend has read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

          • perversatile

            I’m pretty sure the last book he opened was a book of matches.

      • Waarki

        You sure you just haven’t been watching Transparent?

    • kanehau

      I would argue for the Tardigrade.

      • another_steve

        Yes, but they have a punim (Yiddish: face) that only a mother could love.

        • Bryan

          I’ll again declare my love for lizardy/reptilian things, such cuteness, I’ll never for the life of me understand why some people can have such a visceral unpleasant response.

          I blame teh Guilmons….

          • another_steve

            Hear ya, totally.

            Our reptilian daughter is totally gorgeous. The perfection of “gorgeous.”

            Turtles are, perhaps, the most perfect species — perfect in all ways — on Planet Earth today.

            Perfectly adapted to survival. Cunning beyond belief. Visually stunning.

            Perfect.

    • William
      • another_steve

        Ohmigod I love that. Thank you, William.

        My husband has advance degrees in Behavioral Science. Observing wildlife with him — listening to his observations — is better than sex.

        He has a special interest in the order Testudines — which includes the turtles.

    • whollyfool

      Hello, Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • safari

    (O/T: I went to the Free Republic for the first time in a couple years. They’re touting Donald’s improved favorability rating.)

    • BearEyes

      down is up apparently

    • Luddite

      Damn. Talk about delusional. The Freepers should be put in padded cells for the rest of their lives

    • SoCalGal20

      LOL where? In Russia?

      • Bob Conti

        Mar del Legos?

      • William

        On Mars. Earthings won’t be bothering the natives for a few years.

    • another_steve

      I don’t go to those sites.

      I’m afraid of malware.

      • safari

        I’m more afraid, now, after watching them for a couple of years and seeing them devolve from traditional conservatism into insanity.

  • Scott MB

    Trump will make congress investigate.

    • kanehau

      No need. Obama obviously did it.

  • https://twitter.com/mmurraypolitics/status/843897665368801280

    One possible reason certain GOPers are unusually…tenacious in denying the obvious Trump/Russia scandal is the Russians have kompromat on them. Not saying it’s the only reason. For many or most, naked partisanship is motive enough. But it’s a question that needs to be asked: Who among the Republicans in Congress is also compromised.

    • safari

      I feel like 2017 is the year where all the news from 2016 is rehashed slowly.

      • billbear1961

        When, PERHAPS, all the news from 2016 will FINALLY get the thorough EXPOSURE it MUST have!!

    • Bad Tom

      Both sides were hacked, but the Russians wanted one side to win, and one side to lose.

      You don’t damage the side you want to win. You help them.

      • And thinking forward: Putin would have wanted a hold over his ‘winning’ side.

        Kompromat.

        • Bad Tom

          Leverage is control.
          I bet Putin is thinking, “Pfffft. We could just send him tweets, or plant stories on RT. We could have saved some โ‚ฝ.”

    • RemusL

      One of the key aspects of Wikileaks’ release of the DNC hacked documents was the glaring absence of ANY hacked information from the RNC. I always felt this topic was largely ignored every time Wikileaks was mentioned.

      • safari

        Leaks serve a purpose. Period.

        • RemusL

          Of course they do. In this case, they served the Russians’ purpose very well.

  • billbear1961

    To the servants of MAMMON, Drumpf and all his WHORES–whose “veins flow with the PUS of IDOLS”–who plot to strip MILLIONS of their access to adequate healthcare and millions MORE–the most vulnerable in society, the oldest and the very YOUNGEST–of even enough to EAT, all so that the filthy rich may revel and roll in $600 billion in TAX CUTS . . .

    Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord:

    Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;

    Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

    And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.

    And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.

    They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.

    Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

    And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

    • another_steve

      Oh lord… an excellent post, billbear.

      All of your posts are excellent, but this one — this one — has a certain je ne sais quoi excellence to it.

      • billbear1961

        ๐Ÿ™‚

        God, how I love to use the Bible against the evil, two-faced bastards!

        • sfbob

          It was lovely. For those of us less scripturally literate could you provide a cite? Just so I can look it up sometime. And maybe use it at the appropriate moment.

          • Edmund Allin

            Ezekiel 16:35 onwards.

    • Edmund Allin

      Very apt.

  • Ben in Oakland

    101? A billionaire! With great health insurance, you betcha.

    • Snarkaholic

      I read that he received SIX donor hearts.

      • Ben in Oakland

        And all from 10 year olds who didn’t need them any more, having sacrificed themselves for The Greater Good.

  • pch1013

    Yes, a rich man dying at age 101 is totally unheard-of – must be a conspiracy!

    • safari

      Much like an over-weight, ill-health, elderly SCOTUS judge.

      • Lazycrockett

        Pillow!

        • safari

          Sounds like his pet name.

      • Ninja0980

        Who fucked us all over one last time by not doing it two years earlier.

        • safari

          I liked the way he turned a phrase. It’s not good for people, but he was unique in this era.

      • Bad Tom

        Who was too ill to risk anesthesia for surgery.

    • another_steve

      It’s the vampiress, Hillary Clinton.

      First she sucked the blood of Vince Foster. Then she had an illegitimate baby with Chuck Schumer. Or someone.

      I dunno.

      I’m drunk at the moment.

  • Ross
    • another_steve

      Excellent.

      How will we ever know.

      How.

      • safari

        I just have to bitch again that in Michigan we can know that something went wrong with the optical ballot scanners if the numbers don’t match the sign in log books, but that state law gives the machines the benefit of the doubt and prevents the *paper* ballots from being counted.

    • safari

      More importantly, was the network connection to the central tabulator hacked / was the central tabulator hacked. An old conspiracy theory from like ’04 reminds us that election tabulation traffic from Ohio was routed through servers controlled by “Republicans”. So much time has passed that I forget the details. It was scandal back in the day.

      • Ross

        Nothing will ever convince me that the 2004 election was not stolen.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/fulelo/status/843992965752197120

    Do we really need an Congressional Briefing with Comey?

    • safari

      As Rachael rails on Donald attacking NATO after Manafort joined his campaign.

      • ByronK

        Looking forward to hearing from Schiff.

    • Hank

      Perhaps he is going to see how comfortable Snowden is in Russia, in preparation for when Tillerson has no place else to go!!!/s

    • DaddyRay

      You called Rachel’s breaking news

    • MassageBear

      Seeking political asylum?

    • boobert

      He want that oil deal , PERIOD !

  • safari

    O/T: Rachael has breaking news…

    • safari

      (Tillerson is skipping NATO’s meeting next month. And going to Russia.)

      • ByronK

        You’ve really got to wonder just how stupid these people are. To announce that on the day of the hearings into ties with Russia, with questions already being asked about Trump supporting Putin’s wish to see the end of NATO, and they announce this? Does Tillerson think he’ll find it easier to nap in Russia? It’s like they all have a political death wish.

        • safari

          If Trump says Kim’s ass isn’t that great his base will forget it. Today was a firehose of information. This will get lost.

        • coram nobis

          Something to do with the new Global Laundromat financial scandal, perhaps?

      • I honestly cannot imagine a WORSE thing to announce when “Trump is Putin’s puppet president” is the narrative of the day…and you don’t want people to conclude that Donald really is in Vlad’s back pocket.

        As Byron says, just how stupid are these people?

        • safari

          …their base doesn’t pay attention. I’ve seen my father go from a pro-union blue collar guy who seemed to want to fight me across the dinner table because he thought I was a teenage republican to a man who watches Fox News *constantly* and believes so much stupid shit that I can’t even begin to deprogram him.

          They’ve been programmed.

          • Their base right now is irrelevant.

          • safari

            Unfortunately, as is their opposition. Democratic voters *outnumber* GOP voters in over half the nation, but they have no political voice because of how the districts have been drawn. I’m not saying the DNC is the best — but the GOP has *wrecked* the republic by removing power from the voters.

          • I know. My only point is there is no persuading these people, but their noses do need to be rubbed in getting what they voted for.

            A lot of ’em turned out because they believed Donald’s pretty lies of unicorns and puppies and jobs and healthcare for everybody. At the very least, we can discourage them the same way the American far-far-left and Russian propaganda discouraged Dems from voting for the only sane candidate.

            “their base won’t care” or “this is what they want to hear” kind of misses the point. We KNOW they are lost. For now.

          • safari

            But what can we do other than say “you were wrong?” It cause defensive reactions. As hard as it is, we must accept them. But I fear they require harsh judgment to make up their minds.

          • “Yes, you made a mistake and the Republicans are why your Nana doesn’t get visits from Jessica with the meals-on-wheels. And they’re why you lost your ACA insurance. And they are why you have to wear protective gear outside because they prodded North Korea into using its nukes and the fallout came across the ocean. Now how about voting Dem so we can fix this shit.”

            I dunno, Safari. I don’t have an answer as to how we deal with people who willingly vote against their own best interests, save to urge the Dems and Independents to get off their lazy asses, to vote, and to stop demanding their goddamned purity tests.

  • DaddyRay

    Rachel has breaking news coming up after the commerical break

    • safari

      Jinx ๐Ÿ™‚

  • OT: SoS Tillerson if forgoing next months meeting of NATO heads to for a meeting in …wait for it… RUSSIA!

    After the House Intelligence Committee hearing today, I guess he figures he has to close the deal before he’s put behind bars.

    • safari

      At this point I’m waiting for 45’s cabal to dismiss Congress for “national security” reasons.

      • It’s getting curiouser and curiouser.

      • Bad Tom

        The President has no power to dismiss Congress. Barking Yam’s possible attempt to (say) issue such an Executive Order would be immediately slapped down.

        It would probably induce Congress to begin impeachment proceedings. Attempting to usurp the US government like a Roman dictator of old is seriously frowned upon.

        • safari

          I really should read the Federalist/Anti-federalist papers.

          What stops the commander in chief?

          • EweTaw

            A bullet. (Lincoln, Mckinley, Kennedy)

          • safari

            I was hoping for motivation to read them.

        • Robincho

          SUCH bad form…

  • Ninja0980

    Given what has happened the past couple of days, I think Democrats could block Gorsuch for a time and get away with it.

    • safari

      Possibly. Gorsuch is a conservative. I don’t find him irrational or crazy, just a possible momma’s boy* with a strict interpretation bent.

      *His mother tried to gut the EPA under Reagan. She was held in contempt of Congress — the first cabinet member ever to have been so — after not releasing documents. She wanted to cut the agency severely. She also told a private company to ignore lead laws because Reagan was going to get rid of them anyway. She felt betrayed by the executive branch when they didn’t defend her. And bitched about the media attacking her. Gorsuch wants to repeal a case his mother won — which gives deference to the executive branch when the legislative branch neglected to make a law clear. I suspect he’s a traumatized gent.

      • clay

        Gorsuch believes sex discrimination is not a violation of the 14th Amendment.

    • another_steve

      What safari said: “I don’t find him irrational or crazy, just a possible momma’s boy with a strict interpretation bent.”

      Some progressive legal analysts have said that Gorsuch may not be the ultimate progressives’ Supreme Court nightmare.

  • DaddyRay

    Donald lucked out, most of his base are watching Dancing with the Stars instead of watching coverage of the Trump house of cards crumbling down

    • safari

      TV wrecked this nation.

      • Ninja0980

        So did Facebook and Twitter.

        • safari

          Thankfully those are things I partake in moderation.

          • Ninja0980

            Same here, and when I do, I use an alias.

          • safari

            I won’t scare you.

        • Them worst of all.

          • Bad Tom

            They were accelerators.

  • Scribble Writer ๐ŸŒน โ˜ญ

    All joking aside, billionaires shouldn’t exist

    • safari

      They can. But the idea that they’re just “regular folk” should be rejected. They have more power than a democracy can really handle.

    • another_steve

      The accumulation of money isn’t the point.

      It’s what you do with it.

    • NowAnAgnostic

      That was one reason for the creation of the Inheritance Tax.

      • safari

        Indeed.

  • JT

    Sending out signals to the cosmos.
    http://i.imgur.com/2byj9ls.gif

    • another_steve

      For anyone who was wondering, there it is — the reason the universe created male pecs and bluejeans.

      • Henry Auvil

        The universe created male pecs. The devil designed blue jeans.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
          • safari

            You make me want to start posting this on crazy-right blogs as the Pope is Dorthy and advances the LGBT agenda. Except the Advocate will pick up on it.

        • another_steve

          Lol. This is true, Henry. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          But all queer men will admit that the perfect male pec was made for the prefect blue jean, and vice versa.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Compelling, isn’t it?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I’ll say this one more time. I don’t get why they’ll gladly believe there are shape shifting technologically advanced reptilians but they can’t believe that voting for the GOP is a fucking mistake despite all the proof.

  • DaddyRay

    OT: As some of you were aware I was out of town last week. I was at the Strata-Hadoop Big Data conference and one of the Keynotes was from Thomson Reuters where they did a real-time demo of their machine learning tool for reporters where it helps identify if something is fake news.

    “Actually, this being 2017, surprise, surprise, AI was front and center. The coolest demo of the conference came from Thomson Reuters VP of R&D Khalid Al-Kofahi, showing how machine learning can be used for identifying fake news within 40 milliseconds. The model takes a layered approach, using natural language processing to parse the headline or social network post, tag it, assess the credibility of the sources) based on back history, and whether there are multiple sources and/or are those other sources bots.”
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/strata-hadoopworld-postmortem-making-it-real-time/

    It is a sad commentary of the Trump era that such a tool needed to be built

    • safari

      The sad thing is that if someone was taught to *look at the source first* and then *look at the content of the article next*, machines wouldn’t be needed. It’s not rocket science. All text is not created equal.

    • Sam_Handwich

      so did the conference hotel have a sauna?

      • safari

        (Hopefully a dry one.)

      • DaddyRay

        I stayed with friends in San Francisco and commuted but they did have alcohol
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/272a1ad0ff8cbfa5c7fbc08e9befe04690d620543cab58508d90ebc9b445c172.jpg

        • safari
          • Bad Tom

            Works with pot, too.

          • safari

            I’m told LSD micro-dosing is the latest fad among the valley elite.

          • EweTaw

            Don’t knock it. It works.

          • safari

            Steve Jobs called it one of the most important experiences of his life. People I trust have said it opened their mind in ways they couldn’t have expected. The AA founder thought it integral to recovery (and was high on not-LSD but something similar when he started the pseudo-program). I’ve never done it, but it makes me wonder.

          • EweTaw

            It works.

          • safari

            It’s a question, will it work for me, knowingly?

          • EweTaw

            One of the many things it does is cause a separation or fragmentation of the personality, amplifying into disparate parts. After peaking, there is a gradual reintegration of the self, and that’s a very wonderful experience. However, the risks lie in what personality type you normally reflect. For example, if you tend to be a major asshole you are not going to have a very good experience. In fact, you will most likely drop off the deep end and suffer ill effects for months afterwards. On the other hand, people who are relatively positive and have a favorable view of reality tend to discover a new or renewed sense of serenity. It’s the serene types who tend to giggle a lot.

          • safari

            What about self-confidence issues leading in? That’s my concern. I worry it’ll make it worse.

          • EweTaw

            Two things: 1. do not take what is considered a full street dose, 2. Probably a good idea to take it with another person who is experienced and a trusted friend. It’s also advisable to have about 30 or 40 mgs of Valium available for an emergency in case you’re prone to panic attacks. If no Valium available, a couple of large glasses of wine can accomplish about the same effect, calming you down.

          • Bad Tom

            (Sigh.) We used to call that a disco hit. Dancing can be wonderful on LSD. Haven’t had acid in a very long time.
            ——-
            This is true:

            Once long ago* my friends and I glommed onto a phial of LSD-25, manufactured by Sandoz. It had been in a deep freezer for literally decades, and was unearthed at some point in the late 1980s, IIRC. A friend of ours was charged with destroying it. To our great good fortune, he did not. Instead, he gave it to us.

            It was 50,000 mcg. Yow!
            That’s what the label said. We had no way to evaluate that, but we believed it. It didn’t look like much, just a tiny brown lump, in the little glass phial.

            The proof is in the trip. LSD is water soluble. So we warmed about a quart of water, and saturated it with table sugar. Then we (carefully, with rubber gloves on,) dissolved the LSD in the sugar water, and stirred for ten minutes or so to thoroughly distribute the materials.

            Then we poured the sugar water into a tray, and let it evaporate over several days. The resultant reclaimed sugar was about 100 mcg / teaspoon. Very convenient.

            We kept this bag of sugar in the freezer. It was top notch. We tripped for months.
            ——-
            * Statute of limitations has expired.

          • sfbob

            100 mcg? That’s a pretty substantial dose.

            Or so I’ve been told. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Bad Tom

            500 mcg is a melt-your-world, the sun blazes at night, hours and hours, wait– you can eat?, more hours, the moon is so close, OH MY GOD WILL IT EVER END, my heart is beating MADLY!, yes, oh YES!, kinda trip.

            100 mcg you can dance to.
            ——-
            Picture yourself in a boat on a river
            With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
            Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
            A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

            Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
            Towering over your head
            Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
            And she’s gone

            Lucy in the sky with diamonds

            Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
            Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
            Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
            That grow so incredibly high

            Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
            Waiting to take you away
            Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
            And you’re gone

            Lucy in the sky with diamonds

            Picture yourself on a train in a station
            With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
            Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
            The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes

            Lucy in the sky with diamonds
            Ahhhhh-ahhhhh.

            The Beatles knew.

          • safari

            You are good people.

          • Bad Tom

            As are you.

          • Ernest Endevor

            What a heart-warming story!

          • safari

            (How else can one navigate that many dimensions?)

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            ROFLMAO! Thank you.

    • Talisman

      Fake news did not start with the dumpster. There’s always been fake news and gossip, often masquerading as urban legend. Electronic communications – and now social media – make it incredibly easy to spread the legends, gossips, and stories.

      The real problem isn’t necessarily the fake news, it’s the stubborn insistence on accepting it without any other evidence than someone took the time to write it down. Not even AI can change a mind that is primed to believe and never to question.

  • Henry Auvil

    I was warned. I was given an explanation. Nevertheless, I persisted. And I’m still waiting for my check from George Soros.

  • safari

    Ugh. The 10 o’clock MSNBC hour makes me hate the network.

    • another_steve

      What? The Lawrence?

      I love me the Lawrence.

      • safari

        He just seems like he’d be better behind a lectern in front of a row of pews.

        • Sam_Handwich

          content-wise, i love him

          but his delivery is odd

          • safari

            I’ll have to watch him more. I’ve only sat through him a few times.

          • ByronK

            But I find that’s part of his charm. His delivery is pretty much unlike anyone else and his mostly calm demeanor give it a certain gravitas. It’s not outrage and it’s not sarcasm which may work for others. It make him stand out.

          • houstonray

            Great description, I didn’t know much about him (never watched the West Wing, I know I know, that’s a different topic, ha) but I find him oddly captivating. He reminds me of the old school anchor types. He does have a gravitas that’s not seen much on TV news these days. His voice/delivery is oddly hypnotic.

          • another_steve

            Unlike Maddow, he speaks it — unadorned and in less than 15 minutes.

            I watch MSNBC these days for two reasons, in this order of precedence:

            (1) Joy Reid; and

            (2) Lawrence O’Donnell.

    • SoCalGal20

      Awww I love Lawrence. And he brings back West Wing memories every night. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • safari

        Maybe I should slog through him. I loves me the West Wing.

    • Talisman

      Lawrence is fun when he gets mad. Much like Keith Olberman.

  • fuzzybits

    Yea, he and Beyonce are part of the illuminati. What brain dead idiots.

  • Most politicians, perhaps any other politician, would have backed away from the Russia story, and left the defense to surrogates or unexpected validators like Mike Morrell, the former acting director of the C.I.A., who said last week that โ€œthere is smoke, but there is no fire at allโ€ in the allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

    But this president, a proponent of do-it-yourself crisis communications with boundless self-confidence in his capacity to shape the story, seems determined to hug his Russian hand grenade.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/us/trump-obama-wiretap-comey.html?smid=tw-share

    Marvelous.

  • Waarki
    • another_steve

      I am a certified Zoner (a classic (1959-1964) Twilight Zone freak/fanatic).

      You cannot post a picture of the Serling god without certifying your absolute devotion and allegiance to the Serling and all things Twilight Zone.

      Please do so.

      • coram nobis

        We need to hew to the original metaphor, the Serling metaphor in full measure.

        https://thenightgallery.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/38.jpg

        • another_steve

          So you know, my friend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Generally recognized as one of the finest of the finest.

          • coram nobis

            Indeed. And it wouldn’t be a bad avatar.

            Willoughby? Whatever it is, it comes with sunlight and serenity, and is a part of The Twilight Zone.

          • another_steve

            Beautiful.

            I’m glad there are others here like you, cn, who understand.

    • Natty Enquirer
      • another_steve

        Longtime queers reading here may remember when, some years ago, that was my avatar. Then someone else began using the image as his avatar. I stewed for a period, and then forgave him.

        I’m confident that I’ll get forgiveness points in heaven for that.

  • Paul David

    Someone get Alex Jones on this!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I’m going to hold off interpreting this event and wait for the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse’s explanation of how it relates to a Black Eyed Peas video, the number 8 and some symbol on the dollar bill. Just for comedy’s sake.

    • ByronK

      Just my opinion, but I’d go with the fourth budgie of Satan.

    • safari

      Can you explain what you mean to me in a movie about teenage witches? I might get it then.

    • another_steve

      Prudent, TLD.

      I’m most concerned about the relationship of the recently-departed David Rockefeller to the spot I detected on my nose this morning — which may or may not be a malignant skin cancer.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I hear ya. I’ve got a couple of tiny scaly patches on my arms that should probably get looked at, or maybe I’m just starting to get old man skin.

        • another_steve

          Well we cannot be too careful. Particularly we survivors of the Plague Years.

          All gay men need to find someone (a husband, a devoted friend or a dermatologist) to periodically examine their bodies. To look for changes in moles and the like — or for new skin conditions or changes in existing skin conditions.

          No shame whatsoever in this, my brothers.

          We do this because we love one another.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Ross

      This is my #1 fear.

      Reichstag Fire Redux.

      • billbear1961

        yes

    • Natty Enquirer

      Only IF WE LET THEM, MY BRAVE FRIENDS. Let’s not be fooled twice.

      • billbear1961

        ^^This!!^^

        • Natty Enquirer

          Thought you’d like the caps. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I am only serious.

          • billbear1961

            Who, me?

            :O

            ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • BobSF_94117

      I assume he means a sitting sr US official. Hmmmm…

    • While I have no doubt the Trumpies would try to do this, I wonder if the remaining sane patriots in our gov’t would let them.

      With Dubya, there was the presumption he and his Admin would be at least minimally competent. Almost nobody near the levers of federal power believes this of Donald and his gang of thugs.

      • And if you’re wondering if by saying this I think there could conceivably be a military-led coup, should the Republicans not wake up and remember which country is theirs, the answer is yes.

        • houstonray

          Can you imagine, if just a year or so ago, we would be discussing the real possibility of a military coup of the President of the United States? No one would have believed it….these are stunning times we are living in.

          • I know. It’s like a collective political-cultural psychosis.

    • Bryan

      I’m horrified they’ll try this, we’ve been predicting it for weeks now, it seems the natural course of this administration to try and divert attention from themselves. I wouldn’t be surprised it if was entirely staged by rogue Americans acting as foreign agents.

      • William

        The US Senate has a hearing investigating the Trump-Russia connection on March 30. I’m worried about something happening before that date.

    • Ernest Endevor
  • billbear1961

    All the Presidentโ€™s Lies

    David Leonhardt: โ€œThe ninth week of Donald Trumpโ€™s presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar.โ€

    โ€œThe director, the very complicated James Comey, didnโ€™t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear as could be. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is โ€˜no information that supportsโ€™ the claim.โ€

    โ€œIโ€™ve previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent and somebody can state an untruth without doing so knowinglyโ€ฆ But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before.โ€

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/20/all-the-presidents-lies/

  • SoCalGal20
    • safari

      What’s the excuse why he resigned after the RNC?

      • That was when his ties to pro-Russia Ukrainians became public knowledge, if memory serves.

        From the linked tweeted article, which has details:

        After his name surfaced last August in a secret ledger listing millions of dollars in payments from a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, Paul Manafort not only lost his job running Donald J. Trumpโ€™s presidential campaign but also assumed center stage in a bizarre internecine struggle among Ukrainian political forces.

        On Monday, the intrigue took another turn, when a member of Parliament in Ukraine released documents that he said showed that Mr. Manafort took steps to hide the payments, which were tied to Mr. Manafortโ€™s work for former President Viktor F. Yanukovych. The documents included an invoice that appeared to show $750,000 funneled through an offshore account and disguised as payment for computers.

        Mr. Manafort, who denied the latest allegations, has asserted that the ledger is a forgery and that the member of Parliament, Serhiy A. Leshchenko, was involved in a scheme to blackmail him. Mr. Leshchenko insists that a letter appearing to show him threatening Mr. Manafort with the release of damaging information was itself a fake, and he denies any involvement in blackmail.

    • billbear1961

      Arrest that goddamned piece of SHIT!

      The goddamned TRAITOR!!

    • BobSF_94117

      Leaving aside the horribly anti-American aspect of all this, what kind of a jackass works for the pro-Russian side in the struggle in Ukraine?

      • coram nobis

        Because that’s where the money is, as the bank robber said.

    • houstonray

      LOCK.
      HIM.
      UP.

    • That_Looks_Delicious
    • William

      I’ll sell Manafort some computers for $750,000.

  • billbear1961

    Trump Has Had the Worst Start Ever

    Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told the Washington Post that, โ€œThis is the most failed first 100 days of any president.โ€

    Said Brinkley: โ€œTo be as low as he is in the polls, in the 30s, while the FBI director is on television saying they launched an investigation into your ties with Russia, I donโ€™t know how it can get much worse.โ€

    He added: โ€œThereโ€™s a smell of treason in the air. Imagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event.โ€

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/20/trump-worst-start-ever/

    • BobSF_94117

      The most failed first 100 days and all crammed into just 60!!!!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Imagine if Donald Trump, the crass New York City billionaire cum TV personality were ever elected president.

      • TampaDink

        I couldn’t imagine it….and still have difficulty believing it.

    • -M-

      It can get much worse Mr Brinkley or, as I like to call it, Much Better. ๐Ÿ˜ #ITMFA

  • billbear1961

    โ€œObviously, we all understand the importance of this presidential race. I would just ask everybody this: Can this country afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI? Think of the trauma that would do to this country.โ€

    โ€” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), criticizing Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally on November 1, 2016.

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/03/20/flashback-quote-day-7/

  • SoCalGal20

    L.A. Times did a little investigating of Richard Spencer and his taxes. There’s a whole thread.

    https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/status/844003835102158850

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      This morning on the radio (and it’s mentioned in the article), I heard that the guy’s family has a huge cotton plantation in the South which has eagerly gobbled up government handouts. I remember the reporter saying to Spencer something to the effect of “You know the optics of this is pretty bad, don’t you? A huge cotton plantation in the South.” The reporter also pointed out that all that bitchery about “those people” not contributing to society is hella hypocritical considering his family is getting tons of shit from the government. Spencer literally could not fucking admit or comprehend that he is the very fucking moocher & taker he projects unto other races.

      “His family owns millions of dollars worth of cotton farmland in
      Louisiana, a business that has received at least $2 million in subsidies
      from the federal government over the last decade, according to a recent report from the Center for Investigative Reporting.”

  • Ross

    Keith is doing America a huge public service.

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

  • houstonray
  • DaddyRay
  • Blake J Butler
  • FAEN

    My brother in law believes in the Illuminati-he’s a moron. Enough said.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Bryan

      The pieces are slowly falling into place, we WILL win in the end and Herr Pisswig will fall.

    • clay

      and since he’s already said he WON’T be charging Flynn, I’m betting he’s planning to use Flynn to climb up the chain of command.

  • SoCalGal20

    Jon Ossoff, 30 year old Dem running for Price’s vacant seat in GA-06!

    https://twitter.com/vicenews/status/844034334902251520

    • another_steve

      Any Democrat, but an adorable one… pu-leeze…

      (Sorry. Irretrievably queer here….)

    • Natty Enquirer

      He seems very flippable.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m all for getting new people in the system.

  • DaddyRay

    It is just unbelievable that Ivanka is going to get security clearance – if this was Hillary getting security clearance and a West Wing position for Chelsea the media would be losing their shit

    • coram nobis

      Maybe Ivanka’s access to classified material might not be a bad thing.

      “Daddy? You know that new Go-Dong missile I told you about? The one Kim Jong Un was fooling with at Site X-ray? NORAD tells me it just launched and seems to be headed for Seattle. I can entertain these dinner guests if you want to do something about it.”

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Kim who? Kim Kardashian is doing what with a dong? I better tweet about this. Meryl Streep is so overrated.

        • coram nobis

          She’s obviously working for the Obsidian Order. Either that, or a handy distraction.

          COOPER ANDERSONVILLE: โ€ฆ exclusive interview with FBI director James Comey. I understand you have a link between the Trump campaign and the “Global Laundromat” banking scandal in London.
          COMEY: Thatโ€™s right, Cooper. It seems we really did have connections between Putin, Russian money laundering of over $200 million in London, and the Tru โ€“
          CHER NOBLE: Sorry, Cooper, but we have to interrupt with a breaking news story. Myrna?
          MYRNA HAIRSPRAY: Thatโ€™s right, Cher. Thereโ€™s been a terrible railroad accident in Rancho Cucamonga, east of Los Angeles. At 4:15 pm local time, a crowded Metrolink commuter train collided with Kim Kardashianโ€™s caboose. Rescue operations are continuing and we โ€” weโ€™re live with chopper six, we now have aerial footage of her caboose โ€ฆ oh, the humanity โ€ฆ

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        She needs to give him a nightly glass of Valium-dosed milk.

    • Lazycrockett

      Its only making little blips on social media, As of yet I haven’t heard anything from cable news. I highly doubt it will make network news.

      • David L. Caster

        It did make network news.

  • billbear1961

    So, I understand the White House is claiming the tyrant usurper didn’t HEAR her when the Leader of the Free World, Angela Merkel, offered to shake hands with him for the cameras.

    Sure.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Low-energy cochlea, too much waxy orange build up in canal, bed bug’s blocking his ear drums.
      Plus bone spurs in his skull. He may be hard of hearing after all.

      • billbear1961

        ๐Ÿ™‚

        XO

    • Natty Enquirer
      • -M-

        MAD !!
        ๐Ÿค—

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah every reporter there shouting handshake and Drumpf “didn’t” hear? Which do you pick, stupid? old?, or deaf? None seem “winning?” But Whaeves, Merkel’s facial expressions during the PC said everything Europe needs to know.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • billbear1961

    All in all, while there’s still a LONG way to go, and it’s an uphill STRUGGLE, it has been a pretty good day for the forces of DECENCY in this country.

    Dear shade of [the Republic], ah, be at peace, and joyfully await the revenge I shall take.

    And soon, wherever you are, you will see me rush towards you, and with unbroken faith I shall embrace you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsynK2bgTNw

    • DaddyRay

      I can’t wait to see the 3 a.m. tweets

      • billbear1961

        More power to you, Daddy R!

        THIS bear can wait.

        I’m so SICK of him!

        • DaddyRay

          I am waiting on the inevitable tweet that ends up bringing him down. As aways it is never the crime, it is the coverup that brings these SOB’s down and Trump can never admit he is wrong so someday soon I am confident he is going to incriminate himself beyond anything his supporters can even defend

          • billbear1961

            Can’t happen soon enough!

          • DaddyRay

            Indeed – that is why the comment that “Trump shouldn’t be able to confirm his SCOTUS nominee in his last year in office” gave me a chuckle

          • billbear1961

            There was speculation tonight on MSNBC that it’s his tweets that will bring him down, because he just can’t or won’t CONTROL himself.

          • DaddyRay
          • His lack of self control and insatiable desire to punch back (and for attention) does appear to be overriding any sense of self-preservation.

            If there is some kind of threatened indictment, one of the side-players is sure to spill the beans on the whole thing. And unlike with Nixon, I’m just not seeing much in the way of internal compartmentalization of what went down and who knew what over the last year. Stone, Page, and Giuliani are all boastful blabbermouths. Manafort and Flynn appear to to be up to their ears in Russia links (and money). Sessions and Priebus have both already compromised themselves to one degree or another. Pence’s stories about when he knew what are obvious lies.

            If there’s one guy who might know everything, it’s Bannon. And he’s in this for the ideology of destroying the gov’t from within, not out of any personal loyalty to Donald.

            Someone’s gonna crack when the pressure is brought to bear.

          • And I’m just talkin’ central players here. There are the members of Donald’s corrupt cabinet of criminals, too, among many others.

          • billbear1961

            There seems to be little loyalty and even less in the way of discipline or order.

            Now does he feel
            His secret murders sticking on his hands.
            Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach.
            Those he commands move only in command,
            Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title
            Hang loose about him, like a giantโ€™s robe
            Upon a dwarfish thief.

          • DaddyRay

            That is exactly how it is going to go down – there is no honor amongst thieves and they will turn on each other in the drop of a hat

          • Side thought, since I’m sure it’ll come up in discussions: “What if Donald starts issuing preemptive pardons?”

            Answer: Won’t really help, because then the person involved is even more vulnerable to questioning under oath, as they can’t invoke 5th Amendment on the matter being questioned — but can then be charged with withholding evidence. Plus in this instance it makes guilt all the more apparent in the core situation — and just broadens the scope of inquiry.

      • They are likely to be both epic and terrifying…unless someone manages to hide Donald’s phones.

    • canoebum

      Here’s my scenario for justice: Der Herr and Pence are both impeached(later imprisoned), Democrats retake the house, elect Nancy Pelosi Speaker. Pelosi becomes President, selects Hillary as her V.P.; Pelosi resigns, Hillary, the rightful winner of the election, becomes President…and gets reelected in 2020. Balance is restored to the universe.

      • Ross

        I second your fantasies.

  • SoCalGal20

    Too bad Ted Lieu isn’t on the House Intel Committee but he is on the Judiciary Committee. ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/843992015838855169

    • DaddyRay

      In todays day and age of the inter webs they can try to distance themselves from Manafort, Stone and Page but there is just too much publicly documented

    • billbear1961
    • Lazycrockett

      The WH can sell them down the river all they want, but when the heat hits they are going to turn the mirror back to Drumpf who knowingly accepted Putin’s aid.

    • That silhouette makes me think of the beginning of Alfred Hitchcock’s tv show.

      • TuuxKabin

        It does, me too. Except Alfred Hitchcock had better posture. Him, schlump.

  • coram nobis
  • fuzzybits
  • Max_1

    Haven’t cruised all the threads so if this is repeated, deal… It’s cute.

    https://twitter.com/hellolanemoore/status/843849472971096065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • coram nobis

    Want a new conspiracy, kids?

    Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA: Bomber involved in plot to attack US-bound jet was working as an informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/09/underwear-bomber-working-for-cia

  • Max_1

    Yoga break… Ginger bear alert!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgaM48Pue5k

    • another_steve

      Gingers are much under-valued.

      This is an essential deficiency in contemporary gay male society.

      • Max_1

        I like cinnamon bears… You too?
        Many people like gummy bears.
        Let them have the gummy and celebrate…
        … More cinnamon bears for us!!!

        • another_steve

          I like men and (legal) boys.

          I’m bisexual.

          • Max_1

            I’ll do a straight man, too… LOL.

    • Michael R
    • BlueberriesForMe

      Imagine encountering this sexy flexible man in the woods. “Nice BUTT, Kilty!”

  • SoCalGal20

    Somebody should ask Spicey about this at tomorrow’s briefing.

    https://twitter.com/justinjm1/status/843885342394646529

    • Yes. Which picks. I’m guessing Tillerson (State) and Ross (Commerce).

      Also hope they ask him, “After everything that happened at yesterday’s hearing and everything we learned, why did this administration decide to cancel Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month and instead go to Russia? Do you not realize how incredibly guilty that makes you look, in terms of visibly putting Russia’s interests ahead those of America and our NATO allies?”

    • Lazycrockett

      PERIOD.

  • Blake J Butler

    TCM’s is playing Whatever Happened to Baby Jane ? check with your time, but its 12:45 for central time on Wednesday afternoon.

    • Max_1
      • another_steve

        Required viewing for queer men.

        If you are over the age of 20 and have not viewed “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” at least once, please surrender your gay card.

        • coram nobis

          Eat your parakeet Blanche, before it gets cold.

        • Blake J Butler

          13 was my first time, i loved it.

        • Max_1
        • I’ve never made it thru Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. The movie unsettles me, the hatefullness and the spite, the anger, and the sheer nastiness is more than I can handle. Yes, I am an extremely delicate flower.

          • another_steve

            Well it’s not for the delicate of heart, that’s for sure.

            Bette Davis’s performance is required viewing for wannabe gay bitches, though. My inner-bitch came to full fruition only after watching that performance of hers.

            To this day, my husband pays the consequences.

          • Ahh, I have difficulty being mean, or saying/typing mean things. But with your inner-bitch, at least no one will walk on you, happens to me all the damned time.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Max_1

      Not elected… Not confirmed… Not a General… Yet, security clearance given.

      • not that they care, but i’m pretty sure if not flat out illegal, there are plenty of security directives that say this is a no no.

    • DaddyRay

      nepยทoยทtism

      หˆnepษ™หŒtizษ™m/Submit

      noun

      the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

    • How is this even legal? HOW??????

    • clay

      So even if Melania brings Barron down for the summer, she’ll still be playing second fiddle to the younger blonde.

    • Ninja0980

      Can you imagine if Chelsea had done this?

  • Max_1
  • Blake J Butler

    Donald trump’s presidency is sort of like this, everything he says and does is gold to him. To everyone else, it is garbage and horrific.
    Two different universes. This is sort of like the one we all see, with Baby Jane Hudson completely bonkers thinking she’s an amazing performer when she’s not, she’s terrible to everyone else. Lord twitter is the same way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–RI7tlWuaM

    • another_steve

      Ohmigod I’ve replied to several “Baby Jane” comments in the past 15 minutes.

      That movie is integral to the gay male understanding of the essential cruelty of the universe to its inhabitants.

  • Max_1
    • clay

      They ALSO need to attack Gorsuch for being perfectly okay with sex discrimination and peal off female GOP senators.

  • Max_1
  • DaddyRay

    Letโ€™s Revisit All Those Times Trump Surrogates Said You Canโ€™t Elect Someone Under FBI Investigation

    Iโ€™m old enough to remember when such things were disqualifying.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-versus-hillary-fbi-investigation_us_58d01a73e4b0ec9d29de2c1e?

  • Well, g’nite kids. Take care, and here’s hoping for more Trump-related carnage* in the days to come.

    (Carnage for him. Schadenfreude for us.)

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    • Boreal

      ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Œ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜‹ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ
      $10,000 ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ดโ€™ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด. ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ:
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  • JCF

    Died in his sleep at 101: his haters sure showed him! /s

  • Friday

    Jibbering right-wing lunatics.

  • Richard

    Tillerson is turning his back on the upcoming NATO meeting and instead going to make a trip to Moscow. Comey needs to speed up his FBI investigation and unmask any traitors before it’s too late.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    “Philanthropist.”

    You know, if these oligarchs didn’t crush people down to the poverty level, the people wouldn’t need philanthropy. Then again, the rich couldn’t demonstrate their generosity to people who don’t need it.

  • BigGuy

    What a difference between the character of David Rockefeller and Donald
    Trump. All the Rockefeller brothers and their sister took Luke 12:48
    seriously, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be
    demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more
    will be asked.”

    I never learned anything about the Gospels. I always thought that line was from Spider-Man. I also thought the “immaculate conception” had something to do with housework. My mom wanted my bedroom to be “immaculate”.