Maxine Waters To Rex Tillerson: Bye Felicia!

The Washington Times reports:

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., tweeted “Bye Felicia” to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Friday afternoon after declaring the top diplomat’s strategy to handling Russia had failed.

“Tillerson’s plans are backfiring. Russia sanctions still in place, State is in shambles, & he discovered his boss is a moron. Bye Felicia!” Waters tweeted.

The term “bye Felicia” was used in the 1995 movie “Friday” before becoming a popular phrase.

“Bye Felicia is a dismissive term which can be used in a number of different contexts,” according to an entry on Dictionary.com. “Most simply and frequently, it is used as a cold way to bid someone farewell.”

  • Gustav2

    Tillerson’s grandchildren will have to explain to him what that means.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Oh fuck, it’s reproduced?

      • Gustav2

        I presumed he had grandchildren.

        Rex Tillerson has been married twice. He divorced his first wife with whom he has twin boys.[13][118] In 1986 Tillerson married Renda St. Clair, who has a son from her previous marriage.[118] Tillerson also has a son, born in 1988, with St. Clair.[118][119] Tillerson’s twin sons are engineers and hold their bachelor’s degrees from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.[13][51] In 2006, Tillerson was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate.[16]

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

        • jerry

          Recently renamed the “Cockroach School of Engineering”. /s

      • FAEN

        They always do.

  • Lazycrockett

    In Maxine We Trust!!

  • Kruhn

    She’s reclaiming her time! Reclaiming her time!

    Or as the wise RuPaul says… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1faa8fd6ca4ae96a4c1f4fafcae47d301c6d71701f5fa8158fb6bb1a74c823b5.gif

  • grada3784

    I much prefer the more formal style of “Farewell, Felicia”. So much more alliterative.

    • Gustav2

      We are an il-alliterative country.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Plus, 65% of Americans are innumerate and the other 50% can’t add.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          And 83% of them make up statistics on the fly.

  • BeaverTales

    Hopefully he won’t be replaced by someone even worse.

    • William

      Who was the homocon congressman from Bakersfield?

      • ben-andy

        Kevin McCarthy? Don’t be silly. He’s been married to a woman for 25 years. To be a homocon, you have to be OUT yet still vote consistently against your own best interests. And there’s nobody more closeted than a Rethuglican from Bakersfield who’s risen to be House Majority Leader.

        • William

          David Dreier! He’s still a rethuglican.

    • UrsusArctos

      He will. Some 45* toady will be chomping at the bit to blow things up. :/

    • bambinoitaliano

      Sadly, there is shortage of deplorables willing to step in.

    • TampaDink

      Or a Russian Oligarc.

    • John30013

      I’ve heard Gen. Kelly’s name being floated. Keep in mind that Trump probably can’t get anyone new through Senate confirmation quickly, so he’s likely to pick someone who’s already been confirmed once.

      Also keep in mind that Sec. of State is 4th in line of presidential succession (or 3rd, depending on how you’re counting…), so Betsy DeVos probably wouldn’t make the cut (although with *45, you never know).

      • BeaverTales

        IMHO, Pence is twice as intelligent as Trump but also twice as evil. Impeaching Trump is a risky move for that reason alone.

        Tillerson isn’t very bright, but being replaced by a Christianist asshole with sights on world domination could very easily put us at the brink of war.

  • William

    It’s Friday afternoon, tick tick tick.

    • UrsusArctos

      I can’t wait to see what “wonders” sunset brings.

      • Treant

        The usual vampires. We’re close enough to full moon that Ivanka will probably werewolf out tonight and kill a few people. Standard stuff.

        • Lizard

          Does that make Kushner a vampire?

          • Treant

            I think so. Unless she bit him, in which case he might be both.

          • Lizard

            Both? How is that possible? According to my sources*, you can only be one or the other, and one condition wipes you clean of the other.

            *Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

          • Treant

            I never could tell. What if you’re a werewolf first, and become a vampire afterward? Are you still a vampire?

            Molly Harper never deals with this issue in her books, so I simply don’t know.

          • Lizard

            The world may never know.

          • JackFknTwist

            Garlic….. a stake and hammer….. holy water…..a pentagram ……a crossroads grave dug …… a silver bullet…..

            I’m locked and loaded …..Kelly Anne Conway shall not pass.

          • vorpal 😼

            Throw a basic grade 3 level math book in there and you’re safe from Betsy DeVos and most of Trump’s cabinet!
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e004eb06158dcdf63b0f8dc267eee95371803470958d7ab66406fa9f3b25e6d.jpg

          • Uncle Mark

            All you need are facts to keep that bitch away

          • seant426

            She’s a ghoul. She robs graves and feeds on corpses.

          • Joseph Miceli

            If you only knew the amount of time I spend on ESO.

          • Lizard

            I’m more of a single-player type, but I’ve got nearly 700 hours in Skyrim…

            Tamriel has been a better place to hang out than the US recently.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Good Lord did I mod Skyrim. I had it all! TessEdit, Mod Organizer, you name it….it was like playing with a house of cards every day, tweaking to keep the game stable. Good times!

          • Uncle Mark

            Well, he does suck…but not in a good way.

          • Dubito et cogitare

            He does look bloodless.

          • Jay Silversmith

            YES….kushner plays Elvira, Mistress of Darkness on tv

        • William
          • Joseph Miceli

            No, that table just screams “Brains! Brains!”

          • olandp

            So, which one is mother? Are they both MotherSisterDaughterAuntCousin?

          • William

            Mother casts a reflection.

          • JackFknTwist

            Ah, Mike dude, two women , one a wife, thou art safe from the temptations of the flesh .

            PS : not that i’m tempted, mind you !

          • charemor

            I am surprised that Pence allows such a vulgar display of legs.

          • Lizard

            In all seriousness, was the woman next to Pence photoshopped in? Because she actually doesn’t have a reflection. O.O

          • Grimes

            It looks like it. She doesn’t have food in front of her, the other two do.

          • Harveyrabbit

            But she does have what looks like a blood sucking straw in front of her. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ecb449093a4ad9d433416bd3b42b843826207c9d5f4baba0aee7fdde8e60ea4.jpg

          • Harley

            No, but Sara Huckabey Sanders will be serving some fresh poodle casserole for lunch.

          • yes b’y

            Mother, dear Mother

          • Danieruw

            Can Pence be alone with her since she’s not his wife?

          • Daniel O’Neill

            She doesn’t appear in the mirror. Wazzupwidat?

          • William

            The Tweet saiod they were there for a family meal. Looks like daughter only goes for a liquid lunch.

    • David Walker

      There’s this, which seems to have attracted little attention…
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/06/calm-before-the-storm-trump-set-to-walk-away-from-iran-nuclear-deal

      “The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence and chaos across the Middle East,” Trump said at a White House meeting of US military leaders. “That is why we must put an end to Iran’s continued aggression and nuclear ambitions,” he added. “You will be hearing about Iran very shortly.”
      “The statement was made as he sat alongside senior security officials, the most senior of whom have said repeatedly that Iran is abiding by the 2015 nuclear agreement. The defence secretary, James Mattis, said this week that staying with the deal, under which Iran accepted strict curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, was in US national security interests. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Joseph Dunford, recently said that pulling out of the multilateral deal, which was signed by some of Washington’s closest allies, would affect US credibility and could hinder its ability to strike security agreements in the future.”

      • William

        Trump’s now cancelled building in Azerbaijan was financially tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. I don’t know why that or his business dealings with the corrupt president of Azerbaijan and his family aren’t front page news.

        • David Walker

          There’s only so much room on a literal front page and only so much click bait on the digital side. And it’s probably needling to 45 that the front page isn’t all about it. I get some solace from that thought.

        • Acronym Jim

          It doesn’t sell as well as Trump throwing paper towels at hurricane victims.

      • ChrisMorley

        The British Embassy has tried to explain it all very simply and with illustrations for little Donald. GOPs in Congress can study this too.

        You would think provoking TWO nuclear showdowns at the same time might not be very sensible, but Congress will have to have a sharp word and force some sense into him.
        https://twitter.com/UKinUSA/status/916061153335349249

      • Paul

        Meanwhile the Saudis giggle while funnelling more money to local terrorist groups.

    • vorpal 😼

      Please tell me that that’s the sound of Trump’s new alarm clock…
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbc9ad00ddb3fd0013342e994112da70549c52a5364f4bc8a8f1f05311e6e721.jpg

      • Bad Tom

        Needs Moar Batteries.
        ——-
        I like how there are (confusingly) two clocks, a classic alarm clock with the bell on top, the “dynamite” taped to the front of it, and then a second clock in front of that, oddly with 12 O’Clock at 9 O’Clock.

        Art Photo Bomb gone wrong.

      • Bad Tom

        Also, no detonators (aka blasting caps.) But the two clocks get me.
        Redundancy gone Wild.
        ——-
        As a wee Bad Tom, I made one of these– without the dynamite. You only use ONE clock. ONE.

        And when the appointed time came, THE RELAY CLICKED, and THE LIGHT BULB CAME ON! Successful detonation.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • DisqusD37
  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I prefer the term “now F off ahole”.

  • Treant

    That’s actually quite dismissive and lacks manners. It should be below Rep Waters to use it to an official, no matter what she thinks.

    We’re disapproving of Trump because he’s eternally mannerless. I don’t want to see us praising somebody for doing exactly the same thing.

    Be the side with some decorum, Rep. Waters, and just state the facts. Trust me, there are a hundred ways to let somebody know you’re over them without being obnoxious about it.

    • Ken M

      “Temps been hot, enjoy the shade.”

      • Treant

        That’s certainly true, but I don’t wish to see the Dem party dissolve into a group of petty, insult-flinging politicians.

        Hint: I won’t vote for you in the primary if you do.

    • thatotherjean

      Considering that Rex Tillerson, dismal as he is, is one of the people standing between Trump and Kim Jong Un, I disagree with Maxine. He’s better than whoever his replacement would be, and I agree with his assessment of his boss.

      • Treant

        That, too, of course. I was more just reflecting on the bad manners of it all.

        Anybody replacing Rex will absolutely suck because nobody decent will take the job. Rex…wasn’t decent, but at least he had a moment or three.

      • grada3784

        Trump finds that out and Tillerson would be gone in an hour.

  • bkmn
  • Enrollment for 2018 insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA / Obamacare) starts November 1 and ends December 15.
    The advertising funds to announce when people can enroll has been reduced by 90%. They also cut the enrollment period in half, from three months in 2016 to six weeks now. Also, on most Sundays during the enrollment period, the marketplace website will be down from midnight to noon.
    Please copy and paste and share widely to reach as many uninsured folks and advocates as possible. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8e271b1f32f2b6352e44563077636bcacec6a3d753233155ca6dc6cfa78c3d0.jpg

    • Treant

      Quite literally asking for a friend. If they currently have the ACA and wish to continue, do they need to re-enroll?

      • Believe it rolls over unless they quit or the company pulls out of that market.

        • Treant

          That’s what he thought, and I thought too. And in that case, it’s enrollment any time due to circumstances. 🙂

      • jerry

        If you receive subsidies for the insurance, you have to update the application each year with your income, or you automatically continue with the same insurance, but at full price.

        • Treant

          Thanks! I’m going to go send an e-mail right now.

      • JustDucky

        “No matter which plan you want to enroll in, we strongly recommend you update your Marketplace application with your most recent income and household information and compare your current plan to what’s available for 2018. You can do this as soon as November 1, 2017.”

        https://www.healthcare.gov/keep-or-change-plan/

    • AmeriCanadian

      Frankly I’m surprised that one can still enroll. You would think that the repugnants would have entirely cut funding to the enrollment process.

      • They cut the number of weeks you can enroll and…
        http://www.philly.com/philly/health/latest-plan-to-undermine-obamacare-shut-down-website-on-sundays-20170923.html
        Computer shutdowns at HHS will cut into ACA sign-ups

        The Trump administration plans to shut down the federal health insurance exchange for 12 hours during all but one Sunday in the coming open enrollment season.

        The shutdown will occur from midnight to noon Eastern Daylight Time on every Sunday except Dec. 10.

        The Department of Health and Human Services will also shut down the federal exchange — healthcare.gov — overnight on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 1. More than three dozen states use that exchange for their marketplaces.

        HHS officials disclosed this information Friday during a webinar with community groups that help people enroll.

        The Trump administration has come under attack from critics who say that it is intentionally undermining the Affordable Care Act, through regulatory actions. It shortened the enrollment period, withdrew money for advertising, and cut the budget for navigator groups, which help people shop for plans. And now HHS is closing the site for a substantial portion of each weekend — for maintenance, officials said. That is the same time that many workers — the prime target group for ACA insurance — could be shopping for their insurance, critics noted.

        • thatotherjean

          If they can’t shut it down one way, they’ll try for another–again and again and again. This is how they win, and why they need to be voted out of office in 2018.

        • JCF

          EVIL!!!!!!

        • The_Wretched

          If the ACA can’t be killed and refuses to death spiral on its own, they just had to pull out a blade and start stabbing.

      • Danieruw

        I thought they’d move all the enrollment servers to Puerto Rico to take advantage of all the electricity they have available.

    • Homo Erectus

      Deplorable!

  • Blake J Butler
  • Ken M
    • Blake J Butler

      Why should the kitties and the pups have all the fun being embraced by eye candy ?

      I have the adorable animals, i just need a man for them to go with.

    • Treant

      I’d play with his pussy. Both of them. Also, I like dogs and the gingers attached to them.

    • Lizard

      I fully support the initiative to post half-dressed or fully dressed hunky men with adorable animals. It’s safe for work and an instant mood-lifter!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        But so addictive….

    • RMJ

      Ha! For those of you that like hot guys with kittens, have I got the place for you. You’re welcome.

      http://hotguyswithkittens.tumblr.com/page/2

      Here’s a sample:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1f29f18d4300e0f894b19c67739b397cdce957f99034ef0201c458dd7052ca8.jpg

      • FAEN

        Is there one for hot guys with dogs?

        • RMJ

          Lol, of course there is. Your wish SIr (and this one is full of totally hot guys) – Enjoy!

          https://www.instagram.com/hotdudeswithdogs/?hl=en

          • FAEN

            O M G! That slight crushing you’re feeling is the hug I’m giving you 😀.

            I will be following this closely.

    • Brian Burleson

      I’m loving the 1st two. The third is up for auction. Any bidders? (Just not my type.)

    • Jefe5084

      Awwww their fur matches.

    • JAKvirginia

      Ohhhh… a cutie with red hair I could pet all day. And he’s got a dog!

  • Tawreos

    You just have to love that woman.

  • Treant

    OT: Update! Remember Alex from Twitter, the guy who had a car accident while refusing to see the validity of health insurance, and then got hit with huge bills he couldn’t pay? The one who then did a GoBegMe campaign?

    It’s not going that well. $3,498 total and it looks like it’s pretty much capped out.

    I know, keep your tears to yourself, I will too. Too bad. So sad.

    https://www.gofundme.com/4fdqk60

    • Ken M

      The one who whined despite the fact that he rearended the guy, making it his fault?

      • Treant

        You got it. The guy who rants against health insurance.

      • Andrew Stevens

        Hey, I got rear-ended once in San Francisco…oh, maybe that was something else….nevermind.

    • bkmn

      Karma sometimes bites you twice, especially if you deserve/need it.

    • Bluto
      • Treant
        • Robincho

          A girl in my 7th grade class was named Carma Beegles,,,

          • Treant

            I think these are Carma German Shepherds.

      • Lizard

        He’s homeless? But where is he supposed to keep his arsenal of deadly weapons? *tear*

        • Brian Burleson

          And it begs the question, who’s ground is he standing on? Fucking worthless scumbag, he is.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Aw! I’ll just send him some thoughts and prayers.
        (pause)
        There! All better now!

      • bsinps

        Pity!

      • SoCalGal20

        Best news I’ve heard all week.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Got paid today and was gonna send a little something for Puerto Rico, but now this devastating news. I’m completely at a loss for what to do.

      • OdieDenCO

        may his suffering be prolonged and profound

      • JAKvirginia

        You’re homeless because no woman will put up with your shit. (Yes, I’ve read about your private life which you refuse to keep private.)

        Suffering from PTSD. What is that? Post Trayvon Shooting Depression? Trayvon is dead because of you! Deal with it, bitch!

        $2 million in debt?! WTF? Maybe you should cut back on those snack foods and gun purchases.

      • Homo Erectus

        Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    • Paul_in_Dallas

      LOL. From his $ beg: “The squealing of the tar black tires. The shattering of the disfigured glass. It was everywhere. But the worst part, that ear splitting scream.”

      • Treant

        It was a dark and stormy night….

        • greenmanTN

          That story has everything but bloodhounds snapping at his heels!

          • Treant

            And a run through the river to lose the dogs, followed by the removal of leeches with only a sharp stone.

          • Bad Tom

            I’ve done that!
            ——-
            Well, the leeches thing. They’re gross.

          • Treant

            Yeah, me too. And yes, they’re absolutely disgusting little creatures.

          • Bad Tom

            Before I scraped the leech off his foot, (yes, with a sharp rock,) my friend asked for a log to break his foot off with. I told him there were less drastic methods.
            ——-
            He was kinda excitable. OTOH, there’s a certain chill to seeing this black worm flowing down the stream, and then stopping at YOUR FOOT, because it’s LATCHED ON. Shit!

          • M Jackson

            Fire and music! Fire and music!

        • Lizard

          The rain pattering against the pavement…

        • Robincho

          And Eugene was busy plugging up leaks in his warehouse, or vice versa…

      • Tread

        He literally paraphrased the lyrics to “Last Kiss” by Pearl Jam.

        I’ll never forget the sound that night
        The screamin’ tires, the bustin’ glass
        The painful scream that I heard last.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        So the “ear splitting scream” happened last, after the accident? What was he screaming about? Spilled his martini?

      • Bad Tom

        “…that ear splitting scream.”

        His or another’s?

      • Snarkaholic

        A graduate from the “Eu-queen Del-gaudy-o Writers Academy?

    • vorpal 😼

      SAD!!!

      Sorry, Alex, but I only donate to winners… you know: people who can drive without crashing into things.

  • Lizard

    Okay, it’s 5:38 pm on a Friday. I’ve got an open beer. Let the news dump begin!

  • m_lp_ql_m

    I’m curious exactly which audience that article is intended for that they have to explain the etymology of “Bye, Felicia.”

    • TJay229

      White people.
      Since White people “borrow” from Black culture so much, they wanted users to use it correctly and know where it originated from.

      • Lizard

        It’s not so much “borrowing” as “shamelessly appropriating.”

        • Treant

          I’m having trouble seeing the problem. Every culture steals shamelessly from every other; it’s how we get a lot of our words in English.

          There’s no monetization of cultural items.

          • Lizard

            I dunno. I think it sort of depends on who’s doing the appropriating.

        • TJay229

          😂😂 😂 😂 😂
          Now you KNOW that was shade. 😂 😂 😂 😂

    • JP

      I was wondering what was up with the explanation myself. I would think anyone would know that phrase. But then again, the Scissor Sisters shamelessly misappropriated “Let’s Have A Kiki” which did not go over well with the black gay community.

    • MUELLER KNOWS

      Elder gays.

  • GayOldLady

    If I could pick 15 people in politics to have dinner with, Maxine would definitely be in the top 10. She is fearless!

    • Lizard

      When I’m having trouble processing the daily horrible, I just picture being at a bar with Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, and Carmen Cruz.

      • Bad Tom

        The Daily Horrible

        Perfect name for contemporary newspaper.

  • Christopher
  • GanymedeRenard
  • Jim Gallagher-Barker

    Someone tell the Washington Times to catch a screening of “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

    1994 and it was Bye Felicia then

    • Tiger Quinn

      It comes from Friday.

      • Jim Gallagher-Barker

        Priscilla was released in the US in late 1994 after its release in Australia. A good year before Friday, which came out in 1995.

  • justmeeeee

    Oh, please Louise, this woman is a total embarrassment and can’t bring anything but jeers down on our heads. She needs to STFU and let some adults do the talking before she ruins it for everyone. Such a birdbrain.

    • safari

      I feel like the progressive side needs its own crazy at the fringes. We’ve earned it.

      • customartist

        Maxine is crazy like a fox

    • Silver Badger

      The enemy of my enemy is possibly my friend.

    • JAKvirginia

      And that philosphy has worked so well so far, hasn’t it. “When they go low we go high”? Meh. When they go low, we kick ass. That’s something your average American out there understands.

      • justmeeeee

        maybe that would work if she weren’t just a fucking idiot to start with

    • customartist

      WHY don’t the down-votes show up?

  • Lars Littlefield

    I like Aunt Maxine more than I can express. She has called out Trump as the enemy of the country and has had no problem expressing her opinion and goal to see him ousted from the White House as soon as possible. If only we had her heading up Utah politics here in the Behave State.

    • Brian Burleson

      Being a Californian, I like her just where she is. 😉

      • Bryan

        Seconding that…maybe some kind of matter replicator is in order.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      If only we had 435 Aunt Maxines in Congress.

  • BlindBill

    “discovered” his boss is a [f#@&!~) moron

  • darren lyle
  • coram nobis

    Sidebar story: Guardian has a leaked report saying the FBI will classify “black identity activists” as terrorists.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/06/fbi-black-identity-extremists-racial-profiling

    The US government has declared “black identity extremists” a violent
    threat, according to a leaked report from the FBI’s counter-terrorism
    division.
    The assessment, obtained by Foreign Policy, has raised fears about federal authorities racially profiling activists and aggressively prosecuting civil rights protesters.
    — lede

    Looks like one more augury of a crackdown.

    • customartist

      While our President supports White Supremacists and Religious Zealots

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    The longer this goes on, the more I think we need adults in charge. The departures of Tillerson and Kelly, while initially enjoyable will only be detrimental as long as the cheeto tumor continues to metastasize

    • customartist

      The Republican House and Senate are sitting back silently and letting this Moron run rampant in ruining our otherwise good democracy

  • Gary

    What a winner we have in Maxine the racist

  • Acronym Jim

    I thought “Bye Felicia” originated with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Do I now need to watch Friday in order to keep my membership?

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/[email protected]@._V1_.jpg

    • Jim Gallagher-Barker

      You, sir, are correct. 1994 did in fact come before 1995. 🙂

  • lukenev

    Can you imagine the literally stupid people that voted for this old ignorant bag?

  • Daniel O’Neill

    As things begin to whirl around the toilet bowl…I hope it doesn’t clog before doing its job.