Female Fox Staffers Claim Host Eric Bolling Texted Them Unsolicited “Deeply Offensive” Dick Pics

The HuffPost reports:

Eric Bolling, a longtime Fox News host, sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News, a dozen sources told HuffPost.

Recipients of the photo confirmed its contents to HuffPost, which is not revealing their identities. The women, who are Bolling’s current and former Fox colleagues, concluded the message was from him because they recognized his number from previous work-related and informal interactions. The messages were sent several years ago, on separate occasions.

The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they’d seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.

Well, I guess this puts the kibosh on that US Senate bid, huh? You may recall that the totally not unhinged Bolling recently called for a preemptive nuclear strike on North Korea. And oh yes, Bolling was among those leading the “pervert” cries during Anthony Wiener’s first sexting scandal.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    The hits keep cummin’!

  • Ailes: “So are you an unrepentant creepy sexually harassing fuck? Like ultra-pervy and disgusting?”

    Applicant: “Yep!”

    Ailes: “So what’s your personal squik?”

    Applicant: “Dick pics sent via text mainly, but sometimes I branch out to drunken lewd phone calls and barging in on female interns’ hotel rooms on location shoots.”

    Ailes: “You’re hired!”

    • Cuberly

      I sort of have a running diatrabe on Mediaite re; any post referring to Bolling. I swear the guy is soused to the gills 24/7. One things for sure, he’s seriously drunk on Donnie.

    • HZ81

      Absolutely. I am pretty sure the employee video HR makes you watch there is just Porky’s.

    • CottonBlimp

      I think a squik is the opposite of a kink, isn’t it?

  • Craig Howell

    Scandals that break on Friday evenings in summertime have a way of getting lost in the shuffle.

  • Hank

    Joe, you took the thoughts right out of my head… Shades of Anthony Weiner!!!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    This week has been so damned entertaining. From the Mooch, to this, the right is just unraveling. Sigh…good times.

    • Craig Howell

      But not as entertaining as last week, which was world-class.

    • bkmn

      It’s hard to believe that Mooch just left the building this week. It seems like weeks ago. That is how much Trump has distorted things.

    • Alas, not fast enough.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Agreed, but you have to admit, there’s a certain perverse glee one gets from watching them twist into pretzels while their world collapses around them. I know, it’s awful to take pleasure from the suffering of other human beings but….oh wait….we’re talking republicans, never mind.

        Yeah, I’m in a bit of a mood this evening.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I’d nearly forgotten about le Mouche. That was . . . THIS WEEK???

  • JoeMyGod
  • another_steve

    Pictures of male genitalia are welcomed in my inbox. I remember, with considerable fondness, male genitalia.

    I’m old now.

    A distant memory, that.

  • Leo

    This is 14 sources in Fox/Fox Business. FOURTEEN. He’s done. Hallelujah.

    • Now if they can just get Hannity…

  • bkmn

    How much longer do the Murdoch boys need to realize that they need a complete housecleaning, which includes old dad?

    • Karl Dubhe

      Probably includes the kids…

      He is likely to have taught them everything he knows.

      • bkmn

        From what I have read they don’t lean as far right as daddy and they seem to be serious about real charities, unlike Trump & Co.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Dear Karma,

    Keep it comin’ love, keep it comin’

    Signed,

    Sanity.

    https://youtu.be/mABuS9eSWnQ

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I’m a science guy, so for me Newton’s 3rd law fits best.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Be it Newtonian or Karma or something else, it’s soooooo delicious.

      • shellback

        I love science. Wanna see my Tesla coil?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Will I have to move back?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Thanks for inspiring a revisit to Newton’s laws. It’s been a while.
        http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Newt.html

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          My pleasure. 🙂

  • Harveyrabbit

    And in what universe would this be at all surprising?

  • HZ81

    Bwaahaaaa!! God, Fox News really is a fucking football high school. Jocks rule and everyone else is there to please them.

    So gross, but I can’t wait to make fun of his dick.

  • fuzzybits
  • Leo
    • (copy-paste…)
      I miss slow news summer weekends.

      • Joe in PA

        not when the news is this good I don’t. 🙂

    • bkmn

      Did you see that Flynn filed amended income statements today that show he has taken even more foreign money than before? His military pension is gone and I don’t see how he can avoid prison (unless he turns on Don the Con).

      • teeveedub

        Let’s not forget the arrogance of this mofo, who led chants of “Lock her up” at the RNC. I cannot imagine what it must be like to have a mind that tells me that it’s alright to do such a thing when, all the while, I know full well that I have been doing the most crooked lockup-worthy things myself.

        • bkmn

          Really makes me hope Mueller doesn’t cut him too good of a deal to flip on Trump so we can chant “Lock him up” as he goes to prison.

    • JCF
      • shellback

        pssst – that’s un-tightening.

        • DoctorDJ

          Lefty Loosey!

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Lucy goosey!

        • bzrd

          that’s righty-tighty

          • JCF

            Apparently, it’s not. You view “righty-tighty” or “lefty-loosey” from the TOP (12 o’clock), not the bottom. Which begs question: why not say Clockwise-Tighty/Counter-Clockwise-Loosey? THAT is unambiguous!

        • Nic Peterson

          Hmmm. Do I dare insert something about lesbians and tools here or take the high road with a ‘lefty loosey, righty tighty’ PSA?

        • JCF

          Hey, can you guys find a “tightening” screw/bolt GIF (which was what I searched for, and only found this one w/ some difficulty)?

          • greenmanTN

            Pssst! *whisper* Most of the men complaining haven’t been tight 30 in years. Like a windsock in a hurricane!

            (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

      • Grumpy Old Man

        A friend of mine’s ex (he was shot in the back trying to disarm the polygamist LDS) drunkenly looked at the bolts holding down Seattle’s Space Needle and said “I have wrench that would fit that” – he was caught with 2 bolts undone (probably apocryphal). The guy was an animal – he was shot by a woman because he did not think they were an issue while he was disarming the men-folk. Everyone thought his wife shot him (he was such a complete and total jerk that it was just assumed that she finally reached her limit).

  • Dave Evans

    When the men at Fox aren’t sexually harassing the women, they are bitching about the war on Christmas….smh

    • Cuberly

      It’s just locker room talk. Insecure, paranoid, impotent, egotistical, pathetic, locker room talk.

      • cleos_mom

        Melania begged to differ. It’s “boys talk.”

  • Cuberly

    So I guess he’s been a known problem for a while. Then they give him his own show.

    https://twitter.com/CheriJacobus/status/893634384166739969

  • Thorn Spike

    If it’s anything like his face, that would be deeply offensive, indeed.

  • RealNewEnglandPatriot

    No surprise here.

  • Boy Elvis

    Any picture of that meathead shitstain is going to be deeply offensive, but his junk? Kill it with fire, man, it’s the only way.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Cut it off. Burn it. Place garlic around it and bury it in the center of a crossroad.

  • coram nobis

    Whose genitalia was it that he sent, precious? Not his?

    • bkmn

      With a face like that I am guessing his junk is like an upholstery button

      • Christopher

        Wow! Somebody’s being generous tonight.

        I was thinking a kernal of corn.

        • Snarkaholic

          I was thinking a grain of rice.

  • TampaDink

    Why should this prevent him running for & winning a Senate seat? Our sitting resident said & did much more offensive things….and he still won (the electoral vote).

    • RealNewEnglandPatriot

      Trumpanzees will want eric as vp on donnies 2020 ticket.

      • bkmn

        He will need someone since you know he will blame the first proven scandal on Pence.

      • TampaDink

        I wish that he’d go ahead & announce that soon, so that pence can begin to work on his testimony. I’d hate for them to cut him a deal, since he was in charge of the transition, Flynn’s hiring is partly his fault.

  • Projection.

  • RealNewEnglandPatriot

    Bolling does have that chubby drunk face. Somebody has some demons.

    • Cuberly

      Yep, that’s a whoooooooole lotta whiskey face if ever there was one.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I would have thought the doc pics would have been on microfilm. I guess I need to join the 20th century.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Why do men send unsolicited dick pics to females? Whats the pervy rush with that?

    • CB

      When the Weiner thing came out (pun intended), my 91-year old father said. “I just don’t understand why someone would do that.”
      I said to him, “You know that’s a good thing.”

    • MBear
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think they think “If it doesn’t entice them, it’ll threaten the hell out of them. Win-win!”

    • Circ09

      I think these guys honestly believe every woman would be just as enamored with their dick as they themselves are. It’s their gift to share it. But it happens so frequently it boggles my mind. I can’t think of any straight woman I know that has dated, online profile or otherwise, that hasn’t received unsolicited dick pics. I’ve always assumed gay men trade in the same kind of thing but have more of an implied consensual buzz about it. Maybe not. Again, so happy I’m a lesbian.

      • zhera

        I think it’s about power and abuse, just like assault and rape. Sending a dick pic to someone is basically to put your dick right in front of their face. It’s saying ‘I’m a manly man who can rape you. How you feel about that?’

        I’m guessing it’s different for gay guys? Or maybe not? I dunno.

        • Circ09

          I do think power and abuse is a big part of it for some men. And I think a lot of it is so ingrained they don’t even think deeply about it. But mostly I think these guys are just so impressed with their own dick they think all women will be too. It’s just more of the same bizarre & grotesque behavior patterns in straight men that have been excused for way too long. More women need to take action against the perpetrators. It makes me really glad that when I was young and noticeable to male attentions we didn’t have cell phones yet that could send pics.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Well yeah, dick pics unannounced in the gay male world is accepted but men are very visual. Women arent really turned on visually in the same way. Yes?
        I think straight guys are so uninformed they dont realize a female doesnt get all hot just seeing a nice dick pic. Unwanted…

        • Circ09

          The funny thing is most of the dick pics are not even “nice” in an artistic or complementary way to the “owner”. My straight friends will show me sometimes just so we can laugh (and plot revenge!).

          I remember there is a tumblr some woman started a few years back with the singular mission being to critique dick pics sent in to her in an effort to “help” these stupid men at least take a decent pic. I need to see if I can find it again online because it was really hilarious.

  • Adam King

    Turns out they were just close-ups of his nose.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    O/T I know many here are not fans of Bill Maher, but I confess I will be watching his return tonight, if only to see just his take on the last couple of weeks. He has Al Gore on as well as Ralph Reed. Could prove an interesting watch.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Ugh he loves padding his chair with ralph reed the suppressed homocon.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I wish he would stop inviting Coulter on though. I heard they once dated but I keep wanting to say, “Seriously, Bill, I don’t care how good she is at whatever your fetish is but enough of her.”

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Actually, he rarely has her on anymore. She’s become too toxic.

  • margaretpoa

    Bolling is texting pictures of Sean Hannity to female FOX employees? I can see how that would be upsetting.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Anthony WEINER. Geez, why do people have such trouble with this name? (yeah, I know)

    • Silver Badger

      Problems, no. We are still awaiting photographic evidence.

  • JCF
  • Max_1

    FoxNews(R) is the Vatican of Republican perverts…

  • Cuberly
  • KDK DSAPDX

    He has a Nixon fetish!?! Yeah, that IS creepy! 😝

  • ByronK

    Given the last few stories on here, I’m taking an evening off from the crazy. Just. Too. Much. Have a lovely evening possums! xo

  • After Trump, I wouldn’t assume that dick picks would disqualify one of these assholes from a senate seat.

  • ultragreen

    It was probably false advertising.

  • Leo
    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Trump’s trophy wife in New York is being investigated for potentially shooting beavers.

      (Yes, deep down inside I’ve never left the fourth grade.)

      • bkmn

        I hadn’t heard that Melania swung that way, but to each their own. I thought she was much more interested in the head of Tiffany Trump’s security team.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7088162890d7dbcb34baa5b0f6dd49250926e6507158b1aa05cc911037b84f9e.jpg

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          In her situation, I just might shoot him a beaver, too.

        • houstonray

          Well, given the choice of Trump or Mr. Tiffany guy, I think the choice is obvious.

          I wish she’d just divorce Trump, take her son, half of whatever she can get (whatever real money there is) and leave.

          • bkmn

            Supposedly Trump had agreed to grant her a divorce but that could not happen after he won the election. That might be a big reason why she does not want to be near or touch him.

          • houstonray

            Reaaaallly?? Hmm, I hadn’t heard that but I’d believe it.

  • Cuberly

    OT: There’s that name Sater again.

    https://twitter.com/dcpoll/status/893250144589807617

    • bkmn

      Mueller has been talking to Sater, if Trump was aware how much he would be very nervous.

  • Tomcat

    If the dickpic fits, you must NOT acquit.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Fox News is now officially rolling out the “Who cares if Trump is guilty of treason” talking point.

    https://twitter.com/InSpiteOfTrump/status/893611820593942528

    https://twitter.com/robsolonhamer/status/893638209820909568

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      From the Faux article:

      WOULD YOU EVEN CARE IF HE WAS GUILTY?
      The stock market is up, unemployment is down and the economy seems to be picking up some steam. The streets are mostly safe, the nation is mostly secure and the world is mostly at peace.

      Could probably say the same about Beijing and Teheran.

      • Max_1

        War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        People need to stop banging anybody who would say “No, I don’t care.” I don’t care how hot that person is, just don’t.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Not to mention all of those current conditions were in place during Obama’s tenure and Trump inherited all of that, but last year listening to Trump & Fox News you would have thought that we lived in Rwanda circa 1993.

    • Clive Johnson

      What scum Fox News is. I already thought this, but this is a new low.

    • Tomcat

      I care motherfuckers, I care.

    • bkmn

      I tire of their double standards, everyone should.

    • OdieDenCO

      all Americans should care. hell, most of the civilized world should care. those who don’t care and call themselves Americans are not!

    • They are morally and ethically depraved.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I notice they don’t allow comments on that particular post.

  • ultragreen

    O/T: Meanwhile, after Trump arrived in New Jersey for more golfing, the personal jet of the Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, just happens to arrive at Newark, NJ, most likely for another surreptitious meeting….

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/russian-oligarch-new-jersey-donald-trump-vacation/4182/

    • Max_1
    • boobert

      In all fairness, this time he HAD to leave so they could change the pee stained carpets and get the stench out.

      • Max_1

        The President hightailed it out of town…
        Now that it’s confirmed that there are multiple GJ’s.

        Last breath of freedom…

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      “You never should look at your daddy’s penis,
      As he’s walking down the hall on Sunday morn,
      An acorn in a nest of twigs,
      And underneath two fetal pigs,
      It’ll make you wish you weren’t even born…”

      –“Parents are Gross,” Episode “Into Harmony’s Way,” Family Guy

      https://youtu.be/F3AZg3_FdFw?t=19s

    • bkmn

      Why I haven’t seen a scrub nut for ages!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Because I like to create when I’m bored or feeling bitchy….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/893646699050258432

  • JWC

    Another job opening at FAUX

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      KellyAnne: Heads have certainly been rolling at Fox.
      After the mass firings known as the “Bolling Peen Massacre”, most of their bigger names are now toast.
      Fox is a hollow shell of its former glory.

      • bkmn

        The Bolling Peen Massacre – Never remember, never forget.

  • billbear1961
  • Max_1
    • DaddyRay

      Zing

    • bkmn

      Everyone who is on twitter should tweet that image to Blimpo.

      • Max_1

        People already are…
        I got it from a reply to one of Trump’s Tweets.

      • houstonray

        Done!

    • Christopher
      • Grumpy Old Man

        Topher!

    • Blake J Butler

      Not counting the millions of foreign bots he also has on his twitter account.

      There just aren’t enough poor white trash and banana republicans to succeed the number of followers that barry has.

    • Talisman

      If only they had voted….

      • Blake J Butler

        And voted correctly.

        Ahem stein and johnson voters, the stoner republican fringe candidate and the latte liberal.

    • AJ Drew

      ack! How have I not “officially” followed Obama? Grr… ok, I’m now #92.6+M, and I like it.

    • The_Wretched

      Fewer, followers are countable.

  • boobert

    Sad that it’s never a dick that anyone wants to see ! lol

    • Talisman

      or can see.

      • bkmn

        oui, oui

        • bdsmjack

          No, thank you, I just went.

          • Talisman

            so did Melania. in the dumpster.

  • SilasMarner

    Gawd, they are such pigs at Fox News. Is there anybody over there that isn’t an asshole?

  • Circ09

    Another reason I am very, very happy to be a lesbian. I don’t have to put up with unsolicited dick pics.

    • worstcultever

      srsly

    • edrex

      it can be overwhelming to keep up with the solicited ones.

  • billbear1961

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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

    • billbear1961

      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O cursèd spite,
      That ever I was born to set it right!

    • bkmn

      Yes, the queen’s husband is pissed he doesn’t have the title of king, quite pissed.

      • billbear1961

        You saw that recent news, did you?

        Were YOU the one reporting it here on JOE, bkmn?

        • bkmn

          Not me, I just read it on dlisted today.

    • AJ Drew

      Denmark gets a bad rap. Although… have you ever been tricked into trying lutefisk?

  • DaddyRay

    MSNBC is live for the breaking news that Mueller is requesting Flynn documents

    • Sam_Handwich

      but no Rachel no Lawrence

      waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

      • Joe in PA

        Kate Clinton posted a pic on FB…Rachel is with her in Provincetown.

        • SoCalGal20

          Rachel deserves a little R&R before getting back to the non-stop insanity of this administration.

        • AJ Drew

          oh, to buy them a few too many martinis and hear the real stuff… or, y’know, just be in Ptown right now. sigh.

          • Joe in PA

            IKR.

  • JWC

    Leaving the resident Twit Sean Hannity for now

  • DaddyRay

    Here I thought the White House was dark because Trump was out of town but more likely is because the overworked shredders are dimming the lights

    • Snarkaholic

      Or because Chump refused to pay the utility bills.

      • Talisman

        He paid 90% and the dared them to sue for the other 10%.

  • worstcultever

    This kind of childish pervy bullshit is a career-destroyer if you’re a dem, and a mere speed-bump if not a badge of honor if you’re a puke.

    • cleos_mom

      The Perv Party.

  • ETownCanuck
  • billbear1961

    It’s a good thing I don’t drink, or I’d be dead.

  • worstcultever

    oh i am so down with this notion

    (thread recommended)

    https://twitter.com/anylaurie16/status/893613949530378240

    • Would for anything…but doubtful we’d ever be so lucky.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    FOX: Turn to Fox News – where the bottle-blonde women are foxes and the men are drooling, toothless hound dogs!

    • houstonray

      This picture always amazed me….I think it’s a bit old but nothing has changed. Except maybe some have left due to sexual harassment.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46e4d5694c4b5330c2655fdd6f0260d50985bc24eb893d4caa17be34ae4bf7c9.jpg

      Fox News blondes….

      • bambinoitaliano

        Looks like a typical porn site.

        • AJ Drew

          oh, I do recognize the last 3. Heh.

      • worstcultever

        there’s the repuke/ailes/bannon/murdoch/dumpy/nazi/patriarch/titty mag id, right there

      • cleos_mom

        Fox gets ’em by the shipping containerload from China.

  • billbear1961

    It must be sad that no one WANTS to see one naked; so, he feels compelled to FORCE photos on unwilling victims.

    Then, again, this is about humiliating his victims, isn’t it?

    They should show up in his office, throw the photo down on his desk, and SLAP his goddamned face.

    Make a SCENE (just as one should if one is discriminated against, for the sadistic bullies COUNT on your SILENCE, on quietly getting away with their abuse of you).

    “If I want to see your goddamned dick, I’ll fucking ASK you, you fucking, PATHETIC piece of SHIT!”

    • Sam_Handwich

      Hannity has to be next.

      ewwwww

    • bkmn

      Really makes you wonder how many women have been raped in Fox Tower that didn’t report it for fear of losing their jobs/livelihoods.

    • cleos_mom

      They should show up in his office, throw the photo down on his desk, and SLAP his goddamned face.

      Either that or post the photo in a very visible place and start pointing and laughing.

  • TheManicMechanic

    If we can only turn these various scandals into solid convictions and sentences, life would be a lot better for America as a whole. KKK Repug snowflakes, maybe not. Let them feast on their opioid addictions.

  • Treant

    OT: Rick and Morty, first episode of the new season, which I just saw. I approve. They loosened the narrative line and went back to the craziness of the first season.

    Also, today’s garden shot. It’s getting closer to peak with every passing day!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be5d52f8a44f37909ba0a1f673f4abea987ed5689d4cbb1c4d4c5a9ff1ca58c7.jpg

    • worstcultever

      SO purty!

    • houstonray

      OH. MY. GOD. No words. That’s INSANELY beautiful. I have so many questions for you!!! This is what I want to do at our farm.

      (OK so those were some words, ha)!

      • Treant

        Fire at will. Keep in mind, a lot of these will do fine in Houston, just in more protection (or more watering) than I need to do up here in PA.

        Some…won’t. That red/taupe leafed thing (red/pale green in person) is a coleus and can just barely handle that sun and heat level in Pennsylvania.

        • Grumpy Old Man

          OMG! My favorite plant – coleu.

        • houstonray

          Do you start these from seed? And did you prep the soil with anything special before planting either seeds or starter plants? And I assume most all are annuals (marigolds obviously but I couldn’t tell what else was there)?

          • Treant

            Yes, from seed for the most part (although I do fill in with some boughten marigolds and coleus). Some of the seed is heirloom, much of it I buy since the flowers don’t breed true.

            The soil’s had 12 years of prep at this point, starting with a soil test from Logan Labs and rebalancing calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, and boron levels. I retest every couple of years and rebalance as necessary. It’s over-kill, but does help.

            I feed weekly with a mix I make (mostly urea dissolved 1:100 in water, plus some monoammonium phosphate and potassium sulfate and a dash of kelp and iron). Monthly, I use 12 pounds of soybean meal per thousand square feet and 9 pounds of Milorganite for an extra sustained kick.

            So yeah, I do maintain the soil quite a bit…

            The flowers in there are marigolds (African and French), zinnia (Dreamland and Magellan, plus Profusion for the low but wide ones). Melampodium, dahlia (the ones you see in there are Harlequin, but there are tons of cute bedding dahlia). The short blues are Ageratum while the taller purple-blue is salvia. The tall reds are also salvia, except for the leafy red, which is a coleus.

          • houstonray

            THANK YOU! I have a blog that documents our farm and our sloooooowwww progress in doing things out there and I’ve had many commenters tell me to use marigolds because they do well here. I’ve planted a few but I think next year I need more. Lots more.

          • AJ Drew

            ooh! I’d love to follow that blog. how can I find it?

          • jerry

            I rent a house now, and the soil is so poor that the only thing I successfully grow is garlic and a few irises. For about 15 years, I had a house where the back yard had very rich, sandy soil and I could grow anything. I mostly stuck with various perennials and specialty roses. Funny thing: one year I planted a flat of marigolds and I kept finding the leaves and blossoms stripped. I eventually discovered that blackbirds were doing it, for whatever reason. I didn’t know that (with the smell) any animal would bother marigolds. That house also came with an existing strawberry patch, about 8 ft. X 15 ft., that would produce around 40 to 45 gallons each April to May.

        • Danieruw

          We had coleus when I was growing up in Baton Rouge and it thrived in the oppressive heat there.

          • Treant

            In deeper shade, it should do just fine. Those pictured ones are actually in full sun–more than 8 hours a day–and do very well.

      • David L. Caster

        Note: that pic enbiggens very nicely indeed. Great garden.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Simply gorgeous!

    • Ninja0980

      Great garden!

    • SoCalGal20

      Pretty!

    • Charlie

      that is gorgeous!

    • SoCalGal20

      Do you also have a kitchen garden?

      • Treant

        Not in so many words…except that fully two-thirds of the plants in there are edible in some manner. 🙂

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Lovely!

    • Adam King

      *fainting*

    • AJ Drew

      sigh. I’d post a pic of my struggling parsley, but it’s too sad. (who can’t grow parsley? oh, me.)

      That’s a really nice, well tended (and YUGE) backyard bed… gorgeous, well done!

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        LOL. I had a heck of a time growing parsley when I lived in Ohio.
        Here’s what I learned about parsley, if it helps.
        ° If you start indoors and try to transplant it, it will die every time. Start from seed where it will grow.
        ° It loves sun, the more sun the better
        ° Water it a lot the first few weeks until the sprouts get at least a couple inches tall.
        ° It’s not a very aggressive plant, especially compared to other herbs. You will need to weed a lot in and around the parsley or else other plants will take over. Mint, oregano, thyme, grass and sage are all much more aggressive than parsley and will overrun it.
        ° If you give it a lot of space and sun, it will eventually fill out the space and get big. My plants eventually got to be 3’~4′ tall.
        ° The plants are annuals, but I started reseeding from the plants themselves (the dried spent flowers, just spreading the seeds all around) and it kept parsley plants growing all season until October and coming back in the spring. (This happened every year except one for me. It must’ve been too harsh a winter that year, or maybe birds got to the seeds.)

        Parsley is a lot of work compared to oregano or mint, which you just plop in one plant and it takes the whole place over in no time, but it’s worth it. I don’t think there’s any herb that has such a huge taste difference between fresh and dried as parsley. Freshly picked parsley is heaven for cooks.

        Anyways, that was my experience. Hope it helps. Good luck.

        • AJ Drew

          oh! thank you! I was trying to grow it from seed in a container. It sprouted, but… beh, so scraggly. Not enough sun, perhaps. It’s on my south-faced patio but I’m rarely home mid-day to know if it actually gets the light or is shadowed. ? oh well, my nearby cheapo grocery store has supposedly “organic” parsley bunches very cheap (and they last for weeks in the fridge!,) but growing my own was a “thing” for me, y’know? Oh well. Next year, or maybe the current stragglies will rebound in the Fall.

        • Steve Smith

          I grow it outside in the summer and then seed some more in the greenhouse about now for fresh parsley all winter too.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      One downvote? Rilly?

      • Treant

        I wouldn’t know and wouldn’t see it; I don’t have the extension installed. 🙂

      • Acronym Jim

        How much do you want to bet it came from that person who used to complain about “off topic” comments until he or she started being mocked mercilessly for it?

    • Steve Smith

      Very beautiful. Do you grow your own plants from sed? They look really happy! My garden has been lovely this year too, though I use mostly perennials. Haven’t got a good picture of it, because its all in different areas on the hillside, but I’m very happy with the view from my windows, this taken in April ; https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17eac3e898f5f479e147ede5b8c2e57cec35c17e75e944273ccf46769fed98af.jpg

      • Treant

        I love that! You should post perennial pix as they bloom!

        I do almost everything from seed so I get what I prefer, rather than what the local nurseries have. 🙂

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      Lovely mixture.
      Luscious lawn, too.
      Well done!

  • Richard B

    Wow, another perverted Fox hostile workplace hypocrite, and he rained hell on Anthony Weiner too for his dick pic… What is good for the goose, should be good for the gander.

  • Strepsi

    Of all the FOX hosts, Eric Bolling is one of the rape-face-iest.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      Now I’m peckish.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Here I come to save the day!”

      That means Pizza Rat is on the way…

  • Nic Peterson

    Not that I want to see little Eric, but for anyone to be disturbed by a dick pic, even a colleague of the fairer sex, it must be a misshapen wreck.

    So shame the man with the misshapen junk. Make it personal, just as personal as he has made every little temper tantrum. Show the world so he dare not show his face again.

    • zhera

      It’s probably not the dick itself that’s the problem, it’s the mental assault that lies behind it. It’s a threat, a display of power. “Me Man, me have dick. Me rape.” And then the woman has to work with him? Fuck that!

      • Nic Peterson

        A valid point, Zhera, and there is no excuse for the behavior. I’ve had the good fortune to work for, with or employ some very strong women. I like to image that any or all of them would print the photo along with the data that identifies the creep, place it where it will be seen by all, delete from phone and assume the position of shocked and appalled.

        Someone should ask that Coulter fellow what steps a conservative propaganda enabling female should take when confronted with a coworkers bits. Seems to be a thing in conservative media.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      So true. It’s amazing how many republicans, let alone their sycophants, have little to no understanding as to how economic policies work. It takes months, even years, for economic policy to affect change in the markets. That said, off the cuff comments by an amateur in the WH or the announcement of subpoenas can quickly throw a wrench into economic gears. The DOW this week was a glaring example.

      • Talisman

        The understand it, but don’t care. All those jobs being lost in 2009 were not because of the Bush Recession, but because of Obama’s economic policy.

        It’s all about the spin, not the reality.

      • jerry

        We sometimes see economic changes in a relatively short period because of consumer confidence, such as in July 1993 when Clinton proposed his first budget which, other than debt interest, was a balance budget and the markets took off and didn’t slow down until…summer of 2000, Bush was campaigning on tax cuts, and kept telling us daily how bad the economy was, and it helped to actually tank the economy.
        But yes, Trump & co. haven’t done anything yet to help or hurt the economy in a major way. If the administration has their way on the budget–massive spending cuts, with tax cuts for the wealthy–we will see a bad economic downturn, both here and globally.

    • Lizard

      Is there a citation for that “one million new jobs” claim?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      And which specific policies of Daddy’s brought about this wonderful result??

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It’s been a curious evening on twitter….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/893663952944726020

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Nobody wants to see Eric Bolling’s Dark Star

  • Blake J Butler

    Carnival will now offer LGBT weddings at sea.

    The Bermudan government will issue marriage licenses, and the ship’s captain or deputy captain will perform the ceremonies.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BV2-SU-hf6E/

    http://gayety.co/gay-travel/carnival-now-offers-lgbt-weddings-sea

    • Talisman

      I am ordained by the Universal Life Church. I’d gladly trade a cruise to officiate a marriage. So long as it’s all-expenses paid :).

  • Ninja0980

    So another high and mighty Fox person turns out to be a pervert, who would have thunk it?

  • Sam_Handwich

    let’s see what we can find in the Tweet vault…

    oh!

    https://twitter.com/ericbolling/status/75745107026001920

    • zhera

      Middie?

      • AJ Drew

        Yeah, wha?

        “middie (plural middies) (nautical, slang) a midshipman. (Australia) A measure of 285 ml (10 fl oz) of beer; a pot.”

        So um, his lil’ sailor? Or just slangy for his “mid-section” I suppose.

    • houstonray

      Be sure and retweet this as many times as possible. He might delete the original at some point but he can’t delete the quoted retweets.

  • Lizard
  • JoeMyGod
    • TampaDink

      She wants to compare Bolling’s to the other two that she’s familiar with.

      • johncAtl

        The other two? Jared and Daddy?

        • TampaDink

          Naturally. (although the latter would be really unnatural)

          • johncAtl

            I was afraid I was right.

          • TampaDink

            We should all be afraid.

          • AJ Drew

            and the former might be unlikely?

          • TampaDink

            Unless daddy has instructed them to procreate again.

      • Robincho

        oooh — suh-NAY-upp!…

    • houstonray

      Funny, I’ve called her Dad a dick and she hasn’t followed me?? HA!

      • TampaDink

        Count your blessings

    • Lumpy Gaga

      She’s drunk-tweeted her own dick more than a few times. Of course, she’d follow the developments….

  • boobert

    Here we go! A Philly cop followed chumps advice and banged up a homeless man! http://6abc.com/philly-cop-to-be-dismissed-after-arrest-video-surfaces/2276281/

  • Treant

    I can’t resist the joke any longer.

    So apparently he’s been exposed to the clitorati of the channel.

  • cleos_mom

    The Right seems to attract perverts and pussy-grabbers like flies to cinnamon rolls.

  • Princess Lardass

    Bolling was among those leading the “pervert” cries during Anthony Wiener’s first sexting scandal.

    Talk about https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b6711609ae166a7259db975b6933f547b7be4ac385c11587c8e3b07d7dd35421.gif

    But I guess IOKIYAR

  • HZ81

    OT, and forgive me for it, but fuck this straight entitled sexist fuck anyway.

    Can I get a few other gay blog recos from y’all? I go to 4 with regularity—Joe’s of course, Boyculture, Queerty (and I hate myself for that one) and Towleroad.

    Just curious. Looking to expand my queer horizons. Thanks!

    • Princess Lardass

      I’ve grown fond of LGBTQ Nation, Pink News, and “Queer Voices” from Huff Post. Not necessarily blogs, but still…

      • HZ81

        Awesome and thank you so much. I do go to Queer Voices at Huffpo and should check it out more often. I’ve always liked the content there, but why is their main page all puns and clickbait “7 Reasons Why XYZ?” Actually funny to read how bad that page is.

    • SoCalGal20

      Buzzfeed has good LGBT coverage and several LGBT reporters. Chris Geidner is one of the best legal reporters in the business but Dominic Holden is also excellent. They’re also great twitter follows.

    • AJ Drew

      You won’t find a posting section like JMG anywhere else (good or bad, depending on your take,) but in addition to what sites others have mentioned, for articles and coverage Joe sometimes doesn’t hit, you can check “slowlyboiledfrog” and “thenewcivilrightsmovement” .

      • HZ81

        Awesome, thank you.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/5thCircAppeals/status/893523221164806144
    This tweet right here shows one of the greatest failures of the Democrats when they had control of the Senate from 09-15.
    Why on earth Republicans were given a weapon they had done away with themselves under W is something I’ll never, ever understand.
    There are seats being filled with right wing hacks because of this stupidity.

    • billbear1961

      I didn’t know the GOP had done away with blue slips under W. and that, then, the Democrats had brought them BACK and let the GOP use them to block our nominees under Obama.

      More and more, I’ve begun to suspect the Democrats of COMPLICITY–that their consistent FAILURE to stand up to the right–to call them out for what they are–to attack and defang their powerful media propaganda machine that has been undermining and destroying our democracy for the past QUARTER CENTURY virtually unchallenged–is not so much due to incompetence or stupidity or cowardice but rather to COMPLICITY.

      This is PROOF of that–concrete EVIDENCE! What possible EXCUSE is there for their doing this but outright COMPLICITY?!

      There’s a Democratic senator who was proposing the return of the filibuster for appointments to SCOTUS if we recapture the chamber after what the GOP did using the nuclear option to ram through Gorsuch!!

      Again, this is COMPLICITY with right-wing EVIL, nothing LESS!!

      • Ninja0980

        It’s always wanting to take the high road.. no matter how much it bites us in the butt.
        Stupid, stupid, stupid.

        • billbear1961

          It’s not “taking the high road”–it is complicity with, capitulation to, FASCISM.

          It’s time it was SAID!!

    • billbear1961

      Why is Schumer cooperating with McConnell, doing a deal with him, to fast track over 100 Trump judicial appointments, when McConnell prevented any of Obama’s nominees for those very same seats from being confirmed during the last year of his presidency?!

      Again, we are looking at COMPLICITY with FASCISM!!

  • Robert Adams

    Any guys out there who have actually known an instance where a woman expressed the idea that she just could hardly wait to see a picture of some guy’s dick?

    Any women out there who have experienced joy from the eager anticipation of seeing a picture of some guy’s dick?

    • zhera

      Straight woman here, and there are a few specific dicks I wouldn’t mind seeing. None that belong to random icky guys or even ickier fox hosts, though.

      • Reality.Bites

        The thing is, they’re nice and all, and some are very nice indeed, but they’re still not the be all and end all of body parts.

        If you’re going to be that much of a dick, send me a photo of your investment portfolio instead!

    • AJ Drew

      Umm… gay guy here, and if an unsolicited dick pic were sent to me by a co-worker? No. So wrong, period, exclamation point, wrong.!

  • SoCalGal20

    Gets me every time. I miss that man. *sigh* (Happy Birthday, President Obama)

    https://twitter.com/CharlesMBlow/status/893635481195302912

    • Sam_Handwich

      Pete Souza photo

      he’s a local boy made good.

    • Sam_Handwich

      “I want to know if my hair is just like yours,” he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.

      Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, “Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?” He lowered his head, level with Jacob, who hesitated.

      “Touch it, dude!” Mr. Obama said.

      As Jacob patted the presidential crown, Mr. Souza snapped.

      “So, what do you think?” Mr. Obama asked.

      “Yes, it does feel the same,” Jacob said.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/us/politics/indelible-image-of-a-boys-pat-on-obamas-head-hangs-in-white-house.html

      • houstonray

        For some reason, my “allergies” are acting up tonight…. 😉

        God I miss that man.

        • Sam_Handwich

          i wanna see a toddler touch cheeto’s hair thing

          • houstonray

            I bet a kid would be scared to touch it, they’ve seen the horror movies where things jump out of stuff like that.

          • houstonray
          • ErikDC

            It’ll be easier for Mueller to unravel the Russian money trail to Trump than it will be to figure out how that combover is constructed.

          • greenmanTN

            Dude, you’re losing your hair and that dab of pale cotton candy orange perched precariously on your head isn’t fooling anyone.

            If you spent half as much energy into fixing the legitimate problems in this country as you do with your combover we might get shit done.

          • TampaDink

            You want to see a picture of hair furor touching his own hair?

          • Adam King

            You want to see a one-handed toddler?

          • Treant

            “Get your fucking hand out of my hair you little low-class crotch fruit. I can fucking have your daddy killed and your mom choked with his dead cock.”

            “No, seriously, get this little asshole out of the Oval Office.”

          • Reality.Bites

            And that’s how he’d react if it was just Barron!

      • SoCalGal20

        Awww thanks for that.

        • Sam_Handwich

          The photog, Pete Souza, grew up a few miles from where we live. So i’ve always been a fan. He was WH photog for Obama’s whole presidency, and before that, part of Reagan’s last term.

          This photo is the essence of Obama’s presidency, i felt that first time i saw it.

          • SoCalGal20

            Pete Souza is a wonderful photographer. And you can tell he really enjoyed working in the White House during the Obama administration. So many wonderful photos.

            And this photo was really something special. As you say, the essence of the Obama presidency.

      • bzrd

        there’s a video of a child in one of the WH halls talking to President Obama and when he leaves the child exclaims, “That’s POTUS!” So sweet

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Obama’s humanity was always at the ready.
        A special man, indeed.

    • greenmanTN

      My god, what have we done?

      https://youtu.be/I1wg1DNHbNU

      (That was a royal we,)

  • Gigi

    Bolling said he “does not believe he sent any such communications.” = HE TOTALLY SENT THE DICK PICS!!

  • andrew

    The “deeply upsetting and offensive” dick pictures were “sent several years ago.” So why wait several years to make this pervs actions public?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      It’s probably only now that they felt like they’d be believed.

      • andrew

        Maybe. I hear that a lot. What we need are people with the courage to confront that kind of perverse behavior when it happens.

        • DaddyRay

          Until you are in the situation where it might cost you your job it is easy to say that but yet another thing to do

          • -M-

            That. Plus we’re talking about Fox here, not known for their courage.

          • DaddyRay

            Until the leadership changed it was the ingrained culture at Fox

          • andrew

            No doubt, but we need more gutsy women to stand up to these guys and nip there perverse behavior in the bud.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Dude, you totally underestimate the rape culture we live in. Just a year ago, a woman was raped by a guy while unconscious and had two witnesses. The judge unfortunately gave the rapist less than a year and expressed sympathy for the sex predator.

            http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/us/sexual-assault-brock-turner-stanford/index.html

            In some places, rape kits are often NOT tested and/or get infested with mold.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/almost-850-untested-rape-kits-found-growing-mold-in-austin-police-storage_us_5953ce9ce4b0da2c73205a5f

          • I’d much rather boys be raised to be men for whom this kind of behavior is inconceivable. Adult women shouldn’t have to be enforcers for criminal male behavior.

            The problem isn’t a lack of gutsy women. It takes guts for us to go out in a country where men feel free to sexually harass women because when it happens and we do report it, 99 times out of 100 nothing is done, save negative consequences for us.

            What we need is more men to not do it in the first place. And for other men who witness it to have the guts to tell their male relatives, friends and acquaintances “Don’t do that, it’s fucking wrong.”

        • Tiger Quinn

          It’s not a courage issue. This isn’t a f*cking movie, these are people with lives and careers.

        • This is true, but you’re kind of missing the point.

          You fellas have NO idea how many of us wimmenfolk endure and stay silent about being sexually harassed for many reasons:
          – We feel entirely alone in it and if we’re the only one, we know we won’t be believed
          – Really, just one woman, unless she has actual video evidence INCLUDING us telling the guy to stop it, they turn it into he-said/she-said, always
          – Even if found to be credible, a sexual harassment complaint from a woman is a career killer

          Just LOOK at how many women did come forward at Fox News over the years, from Andrea Mackris onward. How many of them were able to get anything done, any justice—and how many had their reputations smeared, their careers ruined by powerful men like Ailes and O’Reilly.

          • zhera

            ^ All of this! ^

            Also, there’s the saying “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.”

            Unsolicited dick pics are assaults. It’s like flashing someone on the street, or anywhere. Only it’s more personal, because the sender knows who you are and knows your phone number. He is making sure the recipient knows that HE has more power than her.

            If I were a lowly secretary at Fox and this asshole Bolling sent me a dick pic, I would KNOW, just like he did, that I could do absolutely nothing about it. When the people on top (Ailes, Murdoch) are misogynists the little women have nothing.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Unsolicited dick pics are assaults. It’s like flashing someone on the street, or anywhere.

            There have always been flashers/exposers (not that that makes it right), but it’s my impression that much higher percentages of women report getting dick pics than personally experienced flashing/exposure in the real world. (I saw one TV report where 100% of women in a focus group said they had been dicked by their phones/media.

            Not that the former situation was any “fun”, and it certainly wasn’t the case that it was always a stranger, but fast-forward to today, and a huge downside is that you know the guy’s got your phone number or contact info. In the old days, you just applauded and got off the subway.

          • AJ Drew

            You’re right! I truly don’t understand how/why such behavior is so pervasive nor where the mindset to do such things comes from. As a weak analogy, I’m a small-framed gay guy who worked mostly in rural communities and experienced a number of “alpha male” types trying to verbally and sometimes physically intimidate me, but none of them sent me photos of their genitals, so men bullying women takes a different form, but why?

          • Dominance. Aggression. Power-plays.

            A man sending unwanted photos of his junk to a woman is basically saying to her, “I can make you LOOK at my junk because I want to.” Some of ’em may figure, “Gee, maybe she’ll send me racy pictures back”–thereby turning it into a come-on with ex post facto consent of a sort. If she doesn’t and is offended, her being upset by the unwanted photo is his punishment meted against her for spurning him. Makes it a win-win for him.

          • AJ Drew

            TY for that. As a guy, I still don’t get the mindset of a guy doing that, but you’ve explained the privilege aspect and how/why the women wait to or don’t report.

    • JCF

      “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

  • -M-

    O/T But this is good:
    Australia’s Prime Minister Slowly Realizes Trump Is a Complete Idiot
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/australias-pm-slowly-realizes-trump-is-a-complete-idiot.html

    • -M-

      What do you notice about the part at the end where Donnie just rants about deals?

      • zhera

        “He.” Donnie doesn’t want to do it because it was first agreed to by Obama.

        • Exactly. I firmly believe that after that WH Correspondents Dinner where Obama insulted Donald, that was when he decided he would do his level best to erase Obama’s presidency.

          Hence the obsession with the healthcare law, even after the GOPers said to let it go for this session.

        • -M-

          Worse, he wants to know what we got out of START and the Iran deal. He thinks arms reduction treaties are commercial deals where someone gets paid.

          • Lazycrockett

            and healthcare is the gerber baby insurance dollar a day plan.

    • Ross

      Devasting. Thank you.

    • zhera

      Good grief! Imagine being the one to brief Donnie about Afghanistan…

      • AJ Drew

        DT: “So it’s a desert. How are there caves? Oh, it’s mountains, but you said desert. So, mining or oil, which one?”

    • JCF

      You got me reading NYMag links. This one is really “Duh”, but it bears repeating: “There May Not Be As Many ‘Trump Democrats’ As Previously Imagined” [Between those who lied about voting for Obama then, lied about voting for the “winner”, Drumpf, now. But mainly—IF they voted for Obama then, THAT was the unusual vote. Not returning to the Rethug fold in Drumpf.]

      Bottom line:

      “If these voters have been “lost” by the Democratic Party, many of them are probably lost for good… The party would do better to go after disaffected Democrats who didn’t vote in 2016 or who voted for third parties. A vote’s a vote, and in a competitive environment it makes no sense for Democrats to write anyone off. But the obsession with “Obama-Trump voters” may be myopic.” [Bolding mine: I think the main thing, is POC who didn’t vote.]

    • That’s what struck me about that particular phone transcript. The fact Donald was genuinely incapable of understanding what he was being told, despite the fact Turnbull was using short, simple sentences. I’ve witnessed dementia patients better able to understand why tapioca is being served for dessert because the kitchen is all out of chocolate pudding.

      Despite being told numerous times these were just economic refugees, he keeps insisting on believing they’re criminals in Australian prison.

      And at no point is he able to grasp that Australia’s “no refugees allowed in who come by boat” is solely to keep people from trying, because smugglers will get them killed. Turnbull tried any number of times to explain the policy and the reasons for it, and at every turn Trump is like, “But they come by boat?”

      • -M-

        Yes. Like the author I didn’t know this policy at first, but it clicked once it was described while Trump can’t reframe the discussion and sticks with refugees are bad people.

        Also, as the Mexico transcript showed us Trump’s idea of negotiations, this one shows that he thinks all ‘deals’ are commercial. ‘What’d we get out of START?’ It’s the strategic arms reduction treaty!! We got a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. and USSR were pointing at each other!

      • AJ Drew

        I was on board with the dementia theory, but now I truly think he just does not listen, ever. He has some pre-conceived “win” in his head, and other than what he thinks to be polite pauses to let the other person speak, he doesn’t hear what is said, he’s chomping at the bit to sputter out his next sentence.

        • My opinion (and it’s only that) that he suffers now from dementia is based on viewing numerous interview videos dating back years and decades.

          He’s always been somewhat dim, incurious, and of course deeply ignorant. Frequent commenter Ross here has offered 1st hand accounts of how Trump was decades back.

          In the last couple years, ever since he decided to run for President, we’ve all been unable to avoid hearing him speak in any number of contexts. Again, going back and comparing to those earlier interviews, his vocabulary has diminished. His sentences have become more declarative and repetitive, often repeating the same phrase 3-4 times. He is easily distracted, often drifting away from what he was saying in the space of just a few words. And he appears unable to absorb, process, and adapt to new information.

          I’m sure you’re right: He has some notion in his head and he’s too impatient to listen to what the other person is saying before he says whatever ignorant thing it is he wants to say. But whether it’s his confusing refugees with prisoners or the reason for Australia’s no refugees by boat policy, even when it’s explained to him, he responds a moment later as if he didn’t even hear what he was just told. Once or twice could be overlooked, but he did it throughout the conversation.

          What I found most telling was his apparent and evident confusion as the call progressed, leading to his inappropriate emotional outburst. Which again is something common to those suffering cognitive defects when they’re unable to function: They lash out at whomever is nearest. Which is exactly what he did.

          • AJ Drew

            I oddly feel the need to make this clear: I hate DT as POTUS and I SO do not want to be seen as an apologist in any way. OK. As for dementia vs aging vs long-term-mentally-ill-person suddenly achieving a position of power and responsibility he never really wanted? I dunno, it’s a tough call to make so far, I think. He’s stressed out, deservedly, but that adds to the difficulty of “diagnosing from afar,” yes? Folks with dementia lash out when feeling confused, but so too do privileged jerks who are challenged in any way. Well. We agree he’s a jerk and a detriment to our country. How to get rid of him without replacing him with someone worse? Sigh.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          Maybe it’s both. I think he’s always been an asshole but some really old vids of him show him to be way more snappy and articulate like BeccaM said.

        • This is the 1999 interview I nearly always pull up, because it’s so illustrative. Yes, many of the same speech patterns are there, as are the verbal tics and word choices. But he is also able to respond fully and in complete, complexly structured sentences to Russert’s questions. He doesn’t drift off-topic. He even manages at times not to talk about himself, and while the ignorance and narcissism are evident, he’s much more convincing and coherent. Put bluntly, he doesn’t sound insane.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_joQ1kxxZs

          • AJ Drew

            Yeah, I’ve seen that, but rewatched it. A more subdued, monotone, non-hand-gesturing, and oddly dead-eyes version of DT. Comparing verbal content to his current 70yo speech patterns, he’s more animated and verbose, and you’re correct there are aspects of classic dementia symptoms, and I can site my own “nah, not dementia” post cuz yeah… clinging desperately now to one thought, not really listening to others input, yet still verbally wandering. Hmm.

      • JCF

        Reading that transcript, I thought of this line from “Buffy” (poor PM Turnbull!)

        Angel: It’s like talking to a wall. Only you get more from a wall.

        (BTVS, “Consequences”. Angel has been confronting Faith, after she killed the Asst Mayor, trying to get her to understand the, well, consequences of killing. Faith is all ‘tude, not having it. If Faith and Drumpf are both “walls”, the former is INFINITELY more bangable! 😉 )

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Cuberly

    It’s puerile, infantile and pretty much Jr High humor. But, alas, this was my favorite tweet of the day. Loesch butt stuff.

    (With a mesh top…HURL!)

    https://twitter.com/NOMOREAFTER44/status/893630314848763904

  • DaddyRay
  • Lazycrockett

    Eric will be gone before Monday.

    • Cuberly

      My money has him going into rehab.

  • DaddyRay

    I would have printed the pic a couple of hundred times and and wallpapered his office with it

  • Cuberly

    Oh my…

    Wonder if the lessons learned will be that Loesch needs a thesaurus and a copy editor and a web guru. NAH…..conservatives cast their ineptitude as an excuse for the left to victimize them. In other words, they’re bad at what they do, and a certain segment rewards them for that.

    https://twitter.com/Rodg3rDodg3r/status/893619919312617472

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m reminded of Palin’s “refudiate” thing where she then tried to front that she was like Shakespeare because she was creative in her use of English.

      • Cuberly

        Loesch, is billed as the “new” face of the NRA. Alas, she’s an inept fading troll. Emphasis on the INEPT.

    • zhera

      The thing about ‘no no, she said FISK’ is that the urbandictionary definition of ‘fisk’ is rather tame. She said it as a threat.

      “We will pick your articles apart point by point”? Oooooo, scary!

      No. She said fist. She meant fist. I think this is another of those ‘tea baggers’ blunders. She didn’t realize the sexual innuendo because she was all juiced up on violent imagery.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        A fun trolling thing would be to send her tubs of lube with messages that they’re to help her fulfill her particular fetish.

      • Cuberly

        There’s a reason Loesch has found it rather difficult to maintain her wing-nut-welfare teet $$$$.

        She’s sort of a moron.

  • Lazycrockett

    Getting ready to Real Time. Im assuming I can skip the Al Gore interview cause its gonna be the same speech Ive heard/seen on the other media streams this week.

  • SoCalGal20

    This probably got posted earlier but Joe tweeted Barack happy birthday today. I miss them both and their friendship.

    https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/893478138822479872

    • zhera

      *sigh*

      Remember the Biden memes? Those were good times.

      • DaddyRay

        They were a Big F’en Deal

    • Blake J Butler

      Something about a powerful and competent black and white guy duo running the country together makes me have hope.

      Oh wait….. that was months ago before a orange shitgibbon and a children of the corn has-been moved in as a successor.

      • JCF

        …and a powerful and competent woman to succeed them. {going to go cry again}

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I remember people used to tsk-tsk Biden for having a loose tongue at times but oh boy, he’s such a silent choir boy next to Trump.

    • AJ Drew

      We all should have a bestie like Biden, or Obama.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I don’t think Trump has any real friends. All he wants are toadies.

        • AJ Drew

          I’m reading King Lear with one of the boiz, and as he asks for help interpreting parts, I’m having a hard time not making DT comparisons… ahem. “Yes, in this part, Shakespeare is alluding to insanity, and like DT, DT, DT folks not able to process their or others’ thoughts correctly, Lear is feeling paranoid…”

    • JCF

      Now I HAVE to post this (may be my all-time favorite!) meme again:

      https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/2199/2866/original.gif

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: This is a face palm thing for me.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/opinions/dems-abortion-litmus-test-opinion-filipovic/index.html

    “This pivot to the right on women’s health is particularly insidious, reflecting an anti-feminist backlash across the political spectrum.

    Democrats may say they are trying to field the most competitive team of
    candidates they can to win a majority in Congress, and in some districts that candidate might be anti-abortion. But this treads a dangerous path: ceding to demands that the entire political system cater to the perceived values of a group that largely stopped voting for Democrats in the 1960s, when the party pushed the Civil Rights Act and equal rights for women.”

    Remember the fundies don’t just want to go after abortion, they’re chomping at the bit to destroy birth control. Besides, forced birthers will always vote GOP. Sure, they mouth things like “I’d totes vote for Dems based on economics if only they’d be anti-abortion” but they’re lying sacks of shit because they’ll come up with another reason like “relijus fweedumb,” the metal penis substitute, that guy is too damn tan, they think women are human!, etc.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If you care about this issue, please try to contact the DNC and say, “Pull back on this!” and “Stop throwing your base under the damn bus and work on gerrymandering and cross-checking for once instead of doing this fucking GOP lite fuckery.”

    • zhera

      NO! TURN LEFT!

    • Blake J Butler

      This wasn’t an issue until the berniecrats moved in, they are literally trying to appeal to the socially conservative white working class base in the south and midwest . We weren’t having this issue until the DNC branched out to his base and let them into the party having influence.

      It is a betrayal of the pro-choice women that are the democratic base, in a pathetic and low success attempt to reach out to the unreachable trump voters that will never vote democratic.

      Pragmatic on these key issues is where they are bloody fucking hypocrites for getting to call people progressives and bend to the whims of a elderly socialist and a cult of followers like trump voters follow the grifter himself.

      We have this one candidate running for AR district 2, the most urban and diverse district in the state and the most likely any democrat would have a chance at winning in the state given it voted for hillary 42 percent the strongest district in the state. The candidate is a self professed berniecrat with pro-life issues on abortion, luckily there is an alternative who isn’t a berniecrat and iffy issues on abortion like this guy is.

      How fucking disgraceful is it to brand people as not progressive on these issues, only to support candidates that are not democrats, and willing to betray the values of the party for support from people that vote for the enemy.

      To add insult to injury, these progressive groups that are Sanders copy groups some cannot find democrats to run, so they are endorsing republicans for office.

      • Pretty much. Sanders is a fucking dumbass who thinks every problem can be solved through economic means, and this idea that there are no systemic problems in society, only economic ones, appeals to misogynists and racists.

        • As far as I’m concerned, Sanders is continuing his attempts at a hostile takeover of the Democratic party, as evidenced by the fact he still refuses to join it, but expects all of its candidates to adhere to HIS progressive-economics/conservative-social policy positions.

          Women’s rights, racial equality, LGBT rights, religious freedoms—all are considered disposable as long as the candidate in question is for higher minimum wage and free college. Maybe pot legalization. That’s basically it. And when a male and female candidate are both up, the dude is always given a pass, whereas the woman for whatever reason never meets the purity tests.

          I’m sorry, but yeah, I’m with you—I consider women’s equal rights to necessarily be required to include reproductive rights, and I have never met a self-described Pro-Lifer who wasn’t actually a forced pregnancy advocate.

          • And that doesn’t touch the fact that the racial divide in the country is not merely economic…

          • Amen to that.

          • Ninja0980

            If nothing else, during the biggest battle over civil rights in Vermont in the past 100 years plus, St. Bernie told LGBT activists who asked for his help in VT and MA to go to hell.
            He is no hero, far from it.

  • OT: This is the best one yet. Jared to Ivanka — “I’m gonna eat some pudding and put a vibrator up my ass! Girls night out!”
    https://youtu.be/Xs2ZoHEvqzc

  • I’d be offended if I saw his dick.

    • Adam King

      Or any other part of him.

  • neonzx
  • jaydee5000

    At this point the jokes just write themselves.

  • Lazycrockett

    Having watched Overtime I hope someone knives Ralph Reed as he gets in his car.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgUC2XOg520

    • DaddyRay

      Ralph Reed is a tool

      • DaddyRay

        That said I will never wish anyone harm

        • Lumpy Gaga

          That said, I’ve thrown a few tools across the room in my day.

        • AJ Drew

          lolz, ok. Well, Ralph Reed has failed at attempted shellacked Reagan hair, and Josh Green’s tie is awful, and not even tied correctly. There! Gay death!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Kind of good news?

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trumps-budget-director-caved-one-202231113.html

    “The Trump administration is approaching cohesion on one of the biggest issues facing the US economy over the next two months.

    Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday
    that he supports a clean increase for the debt ceiling, rather than including spending cuts or other riders in legislation to hike the debt limit.”

    • JCF

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • BobSF_94117

      If Mulvaney is for it, it can’t be a good thing.

  • Cuberly

    THIS is why I’m more than skeptical that donnie unleashed his trans-hate out of the blue. This REEKS of Bannon and Gorka. Tried and true methods unleashed in Russia and it’s satellites. Regretfully it works rather well over there.

    https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/893709406193537024

    • JCF

      “How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power”

      And it was PRECISELY how they first made in-roads w/ the Conservaturd Right here. “The Russkies hate [email protected]? They can’t be all bad!”

    • BobSF_94117

      Not just Russia. The whole world has learned how useful we are, just by watching GOP politics over the last few decades.

  • Well g’nite all. Catch ya for tomorrow’s shit-hurricane…

    • DaddyRay

      Good Night Becca

    • Ninja0980

      Night Becca.

  • Ninja0980

    Power went out for four hours.. did I miss anything while I was gone?

    • AJ Drew

      the expected 3am twitfest did not happen. otherwise, serious chat about dick pics (bad) jokes about prison rape (bad) and whether DT is demented or just a psychotic jerk. Power outages suck, glad your power is back online, and you!

  • TimCA

    Fox News host Eric Bolling sent unsolicited pics of his small hand gun to numerous female colleagues. Where’s Fox’s coverage of this gun control issue? (speaking of a gun that needs to be kept under lock and key).

  • Why do so many straight men still think women are clamoring to see their dick pics? There should be an app that, whenever a straight guy tries to send a dick pic, re-routes the message to a random gay guy on Grindr.

    • Twitter: “All pics of Eric Bolling are d*ck pics.”

    • AJ Drew

      aw, cmon, no. why not reroute the pic to the local DA?

  • grada3784

    New Fox show: Eric Bolling thinks he’s “Bolling for Bimboes”.
    Starring the crashing BO’R, Bill O’Reilly with a guest appearance by the ghastly, ghostly, sickly Roger Ailes.

  • greenmanTN

    Any news story referencing dick pics should include the aforementioned dick pics.

    I’m just saying.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Eric Bolling??? Ugh.

      • greenmanTN

        Sure he’s dispicable but since he’s sending out dick pics further and yon I just think we should all get a peek.

        Enquiring minds want to know. 😉

        • kareemachan

          Well, if I looked at them, it would be to point and laugh.

          • You never know, your reaction could just as well be “Too bad that nice piece is attached to him!”

          • greenmanTN

            So it’s a win/win, right. 😊

      • greenmanTN

        What? Are you holding out for Todd Starnes?! 😵

        (Just kidding)

        • AmeriCanadian

          If you knew me you would know that I never turn down a dick pic but in this case it would have to be faceless and nameless. 😉

          • greenmanTN

            And a plastic bag over his head and a rubber band around his neck preferably.

          • greenmanTN

            Umm, if you’re just looking at the pic you really don’t have to wear a mask, though in some instances it might be fun. 😁

            https://youtu.be/DdVyH4Iqx44

          • Lumpy Gaga

            RTF and saw “faceless and manless”, which made me LOL.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    #KarMah is really cranking them out…

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/893762862270873600

  • Anything involving sources who (understandably) wish to remain anonymous will simply be dismissed as “fake news” by the Trump parrots.

  • Michael R
  • Ginger Snap

    What is it with these assholes just sending dick pics? I never send dick pics unless the person I’m chatting with says “send me pics of your cock.” There really don’t know how the world works.

  • DumbHairyApe

    He must have a special adapter that allows his iPhone to take pictures from a microscope.

  • TuuxKabin
  • Dagoril

    Come on Eric, show us all what you’re packing. I could use a laugh!

  • DaveMiller135

    In trials on this subject, and here I’m just asking, but if the guy says, “That’s not me!” do they make him whip it out in open court? Or maybe the police CSIs could take a series of photos, with those little size scales next to “the object.”

  • Marti386

    I’m surprised at how unsurprised I am at this revelation.

  • Jefe5084

    I bet there’s a white house or Secretary of something position in this rock star’s future.

  • Baylee Peach

    I have to admire Bolling’s ingenuity. It’s really hard to take a picture with your phone through a microscope.

  • RJ Bone

    … surprising anyone?

  • Herald

    Why would that put the kibosh on his senate bid? We are in a new world, where an admitted sexual predator is in the WH. This will probably help Bolling’s chances.

  • greenmanTN

    Am I wrong for wanting to see Eric Bolling’s peen?

    Hell, I want to see the local butcher’s peen and he’s in his late 60s. It’s not like it’s some exclusive club or anything! I just like looking at peens. So sue me!

    😜

    • Gianni

      Don’t ever entertain that nonsense. Wanting to see peen is never wrong! There are precious few guys that I see around to whom I say no to seeing their peens. I love watching crotches; always did.

  • Gianni

    Are there any actual upstanding guys working at FUX? You know, the ones who just would not make sexual suggestions to or moves on the nearest female coworkers? It’s looking like the answer is: NO!