White House Announces Nomination Of Homocon Trump Loyalist Richard Grenell As US Ambassador To Germany

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Richard Grenell, a former spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, to be the next ambassador to Germany, the White House announced Friday.

Grenell, a prominent supporter of Trump, was previously said to be in the running for NATO ambassador, before former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who sources told POLITICO was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s preferred choice, was tapped for the post in late June.

He reportedly had been under consideration for the ambassadorship since June. In the announcement Friday, the White House hailed Grenell’s history of public service as the “longest serving United States spokesman at the United Nations (2001-2008) having served four United States Ambassadors.”

Politico notes that Grenell is “known for his sharp tongue on social media.” Yeah.

RELATED: In 2012 Grenell served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy spokesman for about ten minutes until American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer screamed bloody murder. Grenell then resigned, saying his effectiveness was “greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues.” Last fall Grenell spawned outrage when he accused NBC reporter Katy Tur of sleeping her way into her job. In June 2016 Grenell launched a trans-exploitive ad campaign attacking California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on gun control.

  • Gustav2

    Name one person here who did NOT SEE this coming.

    • zhera

      Pence, maybe? He wouldn’t want a gay ambassador. I bet he was all ‘I did NAZI this coming!’

  • popebuck1

    Wow, his evangelical friends are gonna love this one! But of course, they’ve had to swallow so much sh!t already, it’s not like they can object now.

    • another_steve

      Having listened to Trump boast on tape about grabbing pussies, this appointment will come as comic relief to them.

      • David Walker

        “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘Nevertheless, I’ll vote for Trump.'” II Hyprocritithians 6:9

        • another_steve

          LOL!

          Ten points for “Hyprocritithians.”

        • zhera

          David, thank you for that. I learn something new here every day. I’ve never heard of Hyprocritithians before!!1!!11! 😀

    • CanuckDon

      They’ll spin this into some type of see-how-open-minded-we-are bullshit.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      There was an interesting article last week about that. Now I wish I had bookmarked it. The gist of it was that many evangelicals that voted for Trump (some of whom they interviewed) are sticking with him in spite of everything else because of his judicial appointments. Their #1 goal is to change the courts.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        They’re well on their way already.

      • zhera

        They have their eye on the ball. They’re DAMN good at this. 🙁

  • Steve Smith

    He’ll probably be very popular in Bavaria, as long as he doesn’t want to get married.

    • another_steve

      Who’d marry that pig?

      • Gustav2

        OT: Just watched a BBC program ‘British Jews, German Passports’ so they can escape to the EU when Brexit causes the UK to fail. Tough decision to go back to the country your grandparents/parents barely escaped.

        https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/03/british-jews-german-passports-review-great-british-menu

        • another_steve

          The Jewish people are very good at fleeing and preparing for flight.

          Lots and lots of historical experience.

          • Christopher
          • another_steve

            Lol. I love that routine.

            Robin Williams’ death was a terrible loss to the world.

          • Gustav2

            And with an EU nation passport they wouldn’t have to stay in Germany.

          • licuado de platano

            And obscure knowledge like how to sew secret stash pockets into clothing in order to hide precious coins and jewelry.

          • another_steve

            Excellent observation, that.

            My maternal grandparents got out of Lithuania and came to the US before the rise of Hitler. They sensed what was coming. When they passed away in the 1970s, my mother found “treasures” hidden around their house. Little mementos that were significant to them and that they wanted to keep out of harm’s way.

            An old and tarnished ring, with the date “1921 March 3” inscribed on it.

            A piece of a dried flower, carefully wrapped in a napkin.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          It has completely fallen off the top headlines in the last 8 months, but the Brexit negotiations are not going well and the markets are getting jittery about that.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        For a diplomatic passport? I’d consider it, but we’d need a good pre-nup

        • Gustav2

          With a clear description of “duties?”

          • Phillip in L.A.

            hell.fucking.yes.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Is Bavaria the place to be, then? 😉

      • Steve Smith

        Bavaria is beautiful, but its the very conservative part of Germany. The bavarians are the ones who want to stop the introduction of equal marriage in the federation. Full of catholics, and men in leather shorts, which seems like a strange mixture…….

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Got it–sort of the equivalent of highland Scots (or any other highland persons, according to some sociologists)

          • Phil2u

            Indeed. Where do the most conservative Swiss live?

          • Phillip in L.A.

            It seems to be true of most of South America, as well; more liberal and diverse populations near the coasts, with the highlands being more conservative.

          • Phil2u

            That is an interesting observation. Having spent considerable time in Quito and Guayaquil, I can say that holds true in Ecuador. Lima is also very conservative (no real gay bars, but numerous saunas); but I am not familiar with the Peruvian Andes.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Unfortunately, not an original one! (See, e.g., Edward A. Lacey, “Latin America: Myths and Realities,” reprinted in, Winston Leyland, ed., Gay Roots: Twenty Years of Gay Sunshine: An Anthology of Gay History, Sex, Politics & Culture, at 481-502 [San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1991]).

            The idea goes back as least as far as the Eighteenth Century, so far as I know, to Montesquieu’s De l’Esprit des Lois

          • Phil2u

            I’m not sure what happened to my original response. I have spent considerable time in Quito and Guayaquil, and your observation certainly holds true for Ecuador. Lima is quite conservative (no real gay bars, but numerous saunas); I am not familiar with the Peruvian Andes (not many cities “up there”).

      • jsmukg

        Germany’s Texass.

  • bkmn

    Coming soon to a dungeon in Germany

  • Vista-Cruiser

    Absolutely disgusting.

    Just think, Grenell would be a nobody by now had Democratic-leaning Americans bothered to vote.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    A kapo in Germany? Sounds familiar…

  • another_steve

    “LGBT for Trump” is like “Cockroach for DDT.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Fuck him.

    • Sam_Handwich

      no.

      • Lazycrockett

        gently with a chain saw?

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Maybe with somebody else’s dick….

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    “Politico notes that Grenell is “known for his sharp tongue on social media.” “

    Meee-owwww.

  • justmeeeee

    Cool, when I run into him in a sex club here I’ll fuck his brains out.

    • CanuckDon

      Shouldn’t take too long.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I doubt anyone has that ability.

      • David Walker

        I doubt he has any brains.

        • Steverino

          Well, it sounds like he has shit for brains.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Note “intends to nominate”–more words about words to detract from lack of actual activity

  • edrex

    so. are ALL homocons required to have excessive plastic surgery?

    • Karl Dubhe

      They do seem to want to achieve eternal youth. For some reason, I think that’s funny. Always have. 🙂

      • David Walker

        Striving for the eternal twink. Ain’t gonna happen, girls.

      • Silver Badger

        In reality, the only way to achieve eternal youth is to die young and live in other’s memories.

      • edrex

        not to over psychoanalyze –but i will– i imaging that it’s an artifact of their self hatred. they can’t tolerate their own faces.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Only once has someone suggested plastic surgery for me, to remove a mole from the upper corner of one eye.

          I threw my drink in his face and laughed. 🙂

          • Phillip in L.A.

            So far, have only had a drink thrown in my face by a woman–after I suggested that a guy she fucked (whom I had been fucking previously) was actually gay(*)–but the day is still young! 🙂

            (*) He is now happily married to a Hungarian trollop (♂) for multiple decades, so I guess I was right; this doesn’t mean I did not deserve to be drenched by a White Russian….

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Apropos of nothing, I was absolutely shocked when one of my 35-year old friends (in about 1995) calmly announced he was getting lipo-suction. Guy was maybe 20-30 pounds overweight–at most–and he carried it well enough. I asked him if maybe it wouldnt be better to try to eat healthier foods and exercise regularly, but u know how it is…. He wanted six-pack abs

      • another_steve

        You can have the fat sucked out, but if you maintain or eventually go back to your old habits, the fat will come back.

        That’s also the case for the majority of people who lose weight by dieting.

      • edrex

        i once knew a guy who disolged a pectoral implant after falling from a go-go boy dancing platform. i think he had them removed as a result of this “incident.”

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Perhaps you and I should explore collaborating on a book of our experiences, edrex!

  • Ninja0980

    Another ungrateful piece of shit homocon who owes all the rights he has due to the liberals he bashes everyday.
    I still remember him whining about how he couldn’t put his partner (now his husband I think) on his health insurance because bigoted Republicans in Congress made it so he couldn’t.
    And when he was driven off Romney’s campaign, he made excuses for it and still bashed Obama.
    I keep hearing how he and other homocons are “brave” for having conservative viewpoints.
    To that I say bullshit.
    They can bash us all day long but they’ll NEVER have the guts to call out their own party and their history of bigotry.
    He, Guy Benson and the rest of them are cowardly doormats for the GOP and nothing more.
    Damn shame he and others get to enjoy the rights they never had the guts to fight for, it truly is.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      ty

      • another_steve

        I had to google “ty.”

        That’s how out of it I am.

        • David Walker

          Caffeine first, then the alcohol.

          • another_steve

            A shot of Kahlua in a cup of coffee… yummm.

          • David Walker

            Oh. I keep forgetting about Kahlua. Right. Carry on, then.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            Kahlua or Tia Maria… variations on a coffee theme.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes, but we would have also accepted Bailey’s Irish Cream, Irish whiskey, and/or Crème de Grand Marnier

          • another_steve

            If you want to experience heaven on earth, pour a jigger of Grand Marnier over a dish of vanilla ice cream.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I like to macerate fresh berries in it! 🙂

          • Lionel Leston

            Imperial blackberry ice cream made with freshly picked Himalayan blackberries growing wild in the BC rainforests, with a tablespoon of Gran Marnier…

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Mmmmm–I’m with you, Lionel Leston! A poor substitute here in SoCal is McConnell’s Eureka Lemon & Marionberry, with “Willamette Valley, Oregon marionberry preserves, folded into tart and tangy, Eureka lemon-infused, Central
            coast milk & cream.”

            https://mcconnells.com/products/eureka-lemon-marionberries (N.B. Only sold in pints.)

            Not aware of any ice creams made locally, with local ingredients, on a commercial scale in Los Angeles (Baskin-Robbins used to have a plant here, but don’t know if it still is open!)

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            I don’t like Irish Cream. I tolerate it in my coffee on Saint Patrick’s day. My mom, on the other hand had it every morning in her coffee. 🍀

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I don’t care much for it, either, but to each his/her own! 🙂

          • Todd20036

            Both can work at the same time, too

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Still, we’re not going to get anybody remotely progressive out of a Trump appointment. We’re just not. As much as I disagreed with Mitt Romney, I trust anybody he would have picked to be competent much more than a generic Trump pick, or anyone Bryan Fischer would pick.

      • Todd20036

        Phooey. He won’t do anything if Trump or Pence set up death camps for LBGTs.

        He’s as right wing as the rest of the Trumpanzees so long as you wave a little money under his nose.

        • Librarykid

          And he has dead eyes. Look at him. His eyes are windows on a dead soul.

        • stanhope

          In the camps they will isolate the tops. Guess where this one and Aaron Schock will make their mercy conversion night visits? Grenell wearing Victoria’s Secret and Schock in La Perla naturally.

    • Niblet58

      This guy won’t be able to move a muscle, the Germans have so much dirt on his sorry ass he might as well just not show up.

      • stanhope

        Grenell will be forever in the sex clubs of munich.

        • gothambear

          Back rooms with bathtubs in Berlin – enjoying those warm German showers…hope the Reichstag gets video footage…

  • Christopher

    The haters have used this term for years, but it looks like it’s finally becoming a real thing. Is he the first of Cheetolini’s actual Gaystapo?

    If it looks like a Nazi, and talks like a Nazi, it’s probably a Trump supporter.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Phillip in L.A.

      poisonous and forked

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    He’ll last 10 minutes in Berlin.

  • deaconrta

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff1f9c4571b12b0e9aa7e1fb7f4af2fa08287b81a7e561b68a670b99eb8be21e.png Things didn’t turn out so swell for the original Gay/Nazi Quisling

    • Todd20036

      death camp, pan seared?

  • billbear1961
  • Ken M

    Great, another shining example of what Trump, and America have to offer the world. Thanks again Donnie. I hope Merkel will eat him and spit him out in a week.

  • Scout

    Interesting thread about gathering data on Russian bots, I guess.. . would love to understand this better. They’ll probably start offering college courses on analyzing twitter data, if they don’t already.

    https://twitter.com/OpWolverines/status/904005450697502720

  • barrixines

    So he’ll get to enjoy the benefits of living in one of the most free-thinking, gay-friendly liberal cities in Europe and still support the same regressive shit for the rest of you back home. Nice work, kapo.

    • Gustav2

      And as ambassador not pay US income taxes.

      • David Walker

        Ta-daaaaaaa!

        • Gustav2

          A Homocon’s wet dream!

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Really? This marriage deal is sounding better and better. Citation, please?

        • Gustav2

          Their basic allowances from the US gov are tax free, but ambassadors usually end up spending more than the basic.

    • David Walker

      OT question for you. This appeared in the independent Russian paper “Novaya Gazeta” and I was wondering if any European news organization asked the same:
      The commander of the Chechen SBR, who participated in the repressions against gays, came to Rotterdam for the UFC tournament. Who gave him a visa?

      • barrixines

        No idea – I haven’t read any paper following the story. But am not exactly surprised – it’s sport and excuses are made for any miscreant for the sake of the match or fight. But hey the UK protects us by keeping the likes of Martha Stewart out of the country. Dog forbid she should turn up on our shores and titivate our gypsophila.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          goddam right about titivating the gypsophila!

        • David Walker

          Ummmm…right!

    • zhera

      Kapo, Quisling… such excellent descriptions of this lowlife scumbag.

      tRump is vain, though… I wonder how long Grenell will last if there’s a rumor out there that Grenell slept his way to this job. As in, bent over for Donnie.

      Oh, how I wish there was such a rumor… (looks conspiratorially at Joe’s flying monkeys).

      • David Walker

        Well, why not? 45 bent over backwards to accommodate Pooty.

      • barrixines

        Trump has laid out his wares now. They can be no equivocation for what he is, what he represents. People who take jobs in his administration at this point cannot claim ignorance as a defence.

    • Phil2u

      ,,,,,,,,,, rather like “Brer Rabbit in the Briar Patch”

  • PJ

    Can I ask an unrelated question? It’s there animosity between Joe and Towleroad? Each site basically covers same news but they never mention or source each other very often.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Now now let’s not make it into Whitney vs Mariah or Madonna vs Lady Gaga or Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift type of rivalry. Two different sites with two different styles.

      • PJ

        Yeah I just thought they’d be friends or something

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Hi, PJ! I don’t know the answer to your question (although I’d like to!), but from the responses posted, it sounds like there is some animosity (attraction?) between them neither one wants to acknowledge or discuss

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Joe has cited Towleroad a few times over the years, as I recall.

    • Silver Badger

      Joe did spend a lot of time plugging Towleroad a while back. You don’t see many of the gay blogs mention each other.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “plugging” in which sense? 😉

        • Silver Badger

          Urging people to check out Towleroad. If memory serves, Joe was tired of winning the best blog of the year award and trying to encourage newcomers. It is how I found out about Towleroad.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i think they have some overlap in interest which is coincidental

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Almost ten replies so far, and not a single one addresses your query, PJ. Does that answer your question?

      [Edited to add: That’s not P J O’Rourke, by any chance, is it?]

      • Silver Badger

        In other words, we don’t really know, but don’t think they do.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Someone knows

          • Silver Badger

            Yes, Joe and Towleroad. Shall we allow them some personal time?

      • PJ

        I guess no on really knows..

        And sadly no, not O’Rourke 🙁 Appreciate your helpful attitude though.

        • -M-

          I don’t know either. Haven’t seen either bad mouth the other. Perhaps, speculating, because they’re both largely aggregators of news from other sources there’s seldom a reason to credit each other?

      • barrixines

        What was the question again?

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Ah, I see you’ve been paying attention

        • Silver Badger

          Something about ordering towels.

    • djcoastermark

      One thing that Towler has that JMG doesn’t, is an overabundance at times of trolls. Thankfully the trolls pretty much stay away from JMG.

      • Jerry Kott

        We don’t feed the bottom feeders?

        • Silver Badger

          We feed them rat poison.

      • Dagoril

        Don’t forget the malware!TR was constantly trying to take over my computer and infect it with stuff. I stopped visiting because of it.

    • Jerry Kott

      I believe there is a big difference between the blogs. JMG has a more mannered, considerate, respectable, older following while I found Towelroad posters to be rude, snippy urban types more interested in themselves, show business than each other as a community. They don’t share the History and perspective many of us do.
      Variety is the spice of life? They are 2 different markets.

      • Ben in Oakland

        Towleroad used ot be interesting. Now it’s not.

    • barrixines

      Basically JMG is followed by a load of bad tempered old geezers and cranky old broads. I assume Towleroad is for the Millennials – you know anyone under about fifty five who can still remember where they left their house keys.

      • Silver Badger

        Damn straight! Now GET OFF MY LAWN!

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Hey, I’m only 53–watch it, buster! ;-}

        • barrixines

          I’m 51 and you should see the number of Post-Its stuck on every surface in the house left by my husband (who’s on holiday) to get me through the week right down to my name and door number.

    • SoCalGal20

      I used to read Towleroad pretty regularly, though I stopped ages ago. I’m not sure how it is now because I haven’t been there in a while but it had a nice mix of political news and pop culture news. And they had some regular columns that were nice, like the new music one and new films one which offered something Joe doesn’t. The comments section, in my experience, was never anywhere near as interesting as Joe’s. And they have had some really bad issues with trolls in the comments and that sort of thing. So after a while I stopped visiting there.

      At the time I was visiting Towleroad, After Elton still existed and I liked their format better than Towleroad and their comments section reminded me a lot of Joe’s (I know some people here were regulars over there lol).

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      I don’t like Towleroad popping up with the e-mail subscription request.

  • Christopher

    Grenell looks like a puppy-kicker.

    Just saying.

  • Lazycrockett
    • SoCalGal20

      This is a LONG thread (I really with he’s storify some of these) but worth it.

      • bzrd

        definitely a must read everyone

        • bzrd

          P.S
          This is one reason I come to JMG every day, it gives me hope that the Resident Nazi, his family and cohort will see justice by going to prison for a very long time. Mueller is on to them and making an ironclad case.

      • Bryan

        Finally made it all the way through this– and several of the linked articles. Fascinating stuff. What a great read.

  • Ken M

    He’s GAY!!?? http://i.vimeocdn.com/video/433814984_1280x720.jpg meet his “partner”

    • carrot festival

      And how much did THAT cost!

      • Phillip in L.A.

        now, now–I’m sure their respective personal butlers express their reciprocal admiration and affection on an almost daily basis

      • Ken M

        lol..Not sure, but Grenell isn’t hiding him. He’s (Matt Lashey) is even listed as his partner on Google.

    • Lazycrockett

      What Slavic region is he from?

      • bambinoitaliano

        The same manufacturer as Melonoma?

        • Lazycrockett

          “Younger, Fresher, More Awake.”

          • Ninja0980

            Homocon Guy Benson has a bf too now.
            Makes me sick..these assholes should die miserable and alone, just like the Republican Party they are a part of wants them to.

    • William

      Hostage.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Good time to point out, it’s extremely rare that any fake news distributed here on JMG. Applause to Joe, his consumers, and to most LGBTQ folk for lacking the #GullibilityGene

    Why fake news spreads so quickly on Facebook –Sydney Morning Herald

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/why-fake-news-spreads-so-quickly-on-facebook-20170831-gy8je4.html

  • Rocco

    Quisling.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Time for a tea party attack on Grennell.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not gonna happen.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Niemand mag diesen Idioten. Wir werden ihn leiden lassen.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Others will make him suffer, actually. And he’ll ask for more.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Ja. Und er wird es genießen!

  • JWC

    Another Anti gay homophobe Trummpy so what

  • Dagoril

    Any wagers on how long it will take LCR to praise Drumpfy the Most Gay-Friendliest Presidisent Ever in the Whole World to Infinity?? 😉

    • Phillip in L.A.

      As it is Saturday today, Vegas odds will have to place the over-under at 48 hours (at least)

    • BudClark

      SOMEBODY should line up ALL the LCRs and feed them into a wood chipper (metaphorically speaking, of course)!

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    This is actually a good nomination and an example of what the Trump White House should have been doing more of – so many wasted months, unfortunately.

    Whatever else commenters on this blog may say about him, Grenell is clearly a professional who knows what he will be doing.

    Of course, the real question re Grenell is, how does he tip?

    Let’s hope the Senators ask him during his confirmation hearing.

    • askDominick

      Ric Grenell was hounded from his position with the Romney campaign by his fellow republicans for being gay– yet still serves their interests. Morally compromised is your idea of ‘professional’?

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        Hillary lost the election so perfection is not possible. I’m sorry.

        • askDominick

          WTAF

    • Reality.Bites

      God you’re an asshole. Bye.

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        We know that Hillary Clinton was going to send Jane Fonda back to Hanoi as U.S. Ambassador. Her political operation had Jane Fonda’s contact info.

        But Donald Trump won the election and he’s going to appoint his supporters. ‘Better that they be competent professionals than true personal representatives of Donald Trump.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    ‘the White House hailed Grenell’s history of public service as the
    “longest serving United States spokesman at the United Nations
    (2001-2008)”‘

    Translation: Not clever enough to get himself the fuck out of there

  • goofy_joe

    Is he trying to piss off all of our friends?

  • No More GOP.

    Apparently we haven’t alienated our (likely former) ally enough.

  • Tor

    Did he ask Bryan or Tony if it was ok?

  • DavidAZ

    I think it would be hilarious if the Bundestag voted to reject his name in nomination for United States ambassador to Germany. Herr Trumpf would scheißen down both legs,

  • coram nobis

    Put him in whiteface makeup and he might not be bad as the Emcee in Cabaret.

  • Henry Auvil

    He sounds perfect to represent the trump US in Germany. Ms. Merkel will demolish him.

  • BeaverTales

    Self hatred: Why do some gay white men seek the approval of straight white men so badly that they are willing to be treated like abused pet dogs? curiosities to be ignored and kicked around, barking at anything that looks like themselves for little treats or a pat on the head, and a chance to sleep next to massa and be seen with him?

  • stanhope

    Put her on DD! Dick denial post haste.