Steve Bannon Declares “Season Of War” Against GOP, Vows To Primary Every GOP Senator Except Ted Cruz

Via Breitbart:

Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declared a “season of war” against the GOP establishment in an electrifying speech at the Values Voter Summit Saturday, warning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “these folks are coming for you.”

“There’s a time and season for everything, and now it’s a season of war against the GOP establishment,” Bannon told the gathering in Washington, DC. “It’s no longer acceptable to come and pat you on the head and tell you everything’s going to be fine [if you] just get these guys an office.”

Bannon is planning a full-scale assault in the 2018 midterms, reportedly planning challenges on every GOP senator up for re-election (except for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz) and is believed to be eyeing a number of House and gubernatorial races as well. “This is not my war. This is our war. And y’all didn’t start it. The establishment started it,” he said.

  • TampaDink

    Seasons of hate. On the other hand, good, the GOP deserves as much divisiveness as they cause.

  • Randy503

    Yet another war…..

  • Lazycrockett

    As evil as the GOP is I’m waiting for Bannon to get in a fatal car accident.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Where’s our modern day FDR?

    • another_steve

      There are no statespeople today. The days of the soaring political speech are gone. Even the Democratic leaders sound shrill. Pelosi. Schumer. They say the right things but they don’t inspire.

      President Obama gave inspiring speeches. I miss those.

    • ultragreen

      The modern-day version of FDR is Bernie Sanders. But the Democratic party has swung so far to the right, they would now hate FDR as much as they hate Bernie Sanders.

  • JAKvirginia

    Oh? Got a special “feeling” for Teddy now, do we?

    Steve and Teddy
    Sittin’ in a tree
    F – I – S – T – I – N – G!

    • netxtown

      well, in all fairness, Teddy does have that dick nose going for him…i mean, going for Steve’s ass.

  • netxtown

    So Teddy be drinking directly from the pump. knew he would do it….

    • Lantor

      The Mercers must like Teddy

      • McSwagg

        Of course! Cruz is a dyed in the wool dominionist.

  • Treant

    So he’s, like, the Bernie of the right. Except potentially a little more effective, maybe.

    • cleos_mom

      But will a bird land on the podium?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I believe it will be a Vulture

      • Treant

        …without immediately having its head bitten off?

        Probably not. 🙂

        Honestly, I found the fawning over a dehydrated bird rather sickening. Although perhaps it was a sign–his campaign collapsed right after that.

        • Ninja0980

          I find the fawning over Bernie to be sickening even more.

          • Treant

            Agreed. You’ll note you don’t hear too much from him any longer, not since Jane got indicted for having a hand in the cookie jar.

          • Todd20036

            Yup, and you can bet that little tidbit would have come out sooner if Bernie tried running against Trump.

          • ultragreen

            Jane Sanders has not been indicted for anything, and the FBI investigation did not involve any attempt at personal enrichment by Jane Sanders. The FBI investigation was in response to politically motivated complaints by the Chairman of the Vermont Republican party and the Vermont campaign manager for Donald Trump. So far, the FBI have come up with nothing, nor are they likely to find anything.

    • justmeeeee

      fuck yourself with the Hill-bot memes. She lost. She was a shit candidate. Move on.

  • j.martindale

    Bachman, Cruz, Paul, Gohmert, King, Palin–the crazies continue to get elected when the establishment types go down. So the rethugs will vote for dog excrement before they vote for a decent Democrat. I am not sure but that this POS will be successful in winning the leadership of the Rethug Party.

    • PeterC

      Then start using proper and decent language.

      • j.martindale

        Is pearl clutching in the DSM? You need help.

      • Rob NYNY

        Unless your grandmother speaks native Yiddish, “schmuck” is pretty mild.

        • j.martindale

          I think he took umbrage at POS. However, I think that is more than appropriate for someone who is a racist, who encourages lying and propaganda as proper tools of a liberal democracy, and who has debased the nation on the international stage through anti-intellectualism, know-nothing anti-scientific BS, and war mongering. And that is even before you get to how this fucking administration treats LGBT. POS is the kindest thing I can call any of these Nazis.

    • LovesIrony

      remember the Joe schmuck guy that primaried Murkowski won the primary but lost to her in a write in general election…now that was fun.

  • CanuckDon

    “except for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz”

    Honestly, the only time you’d ever expect to hear that phrase of words would be after “Everyone’s invited…”

    • JAKvirginia

      Wasn’t that exact phrase on Ted’s wedding invites?

      • CanuckDon

        I just remembered another….

        “Everyone out of the burning building…”

        I’m certain there are others. 😉

        • zhera

          “I wouldn’t wish that on anyone…”

      • AJ Drew

        “Financial reward to attend, added % for applause, restrictions may apply to non-explained % rate. But, smiling whenever cameras are within view will apply.”

        • Snarkaholic

          And then, after the reception, each and every guest was billed for their food and drinks.

          • AJ Drew

            “Do not taunt unexpected future billing, it will only increase per-second % due increase.” Thank you, and gawd, and USA.

    • ben-andy

      We really wish you’d have kept him and his deplorable family, CanuckDon.

      • CanuckDon

        Yeah…I guess we sorta dodged a bullet there. He surely would have been part of the Harper clan if he’d stayed here.

        • JaniceInToronto

          Holy crap. You’re right.

          That is a terrifying thought…

    • I love what Al Franken says. “You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.”

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    • Todd20036

      Given Cruz’ popularity, and Bannon’s influence, I’d say that as much as I normally love infighting, I guess I’ll have to settle for Bannon finding out how little anyone outside of Trump, cares about him

    • Todd Allis

      “Everyone line up for the GOP Senate group photo…”

      • Librarykid

        The situation with the hate-filled people in the GOP attacking each other is an early step in the granting of my daily prayer that God damn and utterly destroy the GOP. Next their beloved elected officials have to start destroying the people that supported them, which they seem to be doing with the elimination of health care, and then something has to happen to the financial backers of the GOP. Like early ads for self cleaning ovens used to state, “All that remains is a bit of ash.” That is a fitting remnant for them.

    • JCF
  • Mikey

    This almost has certain similarities to the Civil War… a “special interest” group has its sights set on disrupting the country and overthrowing part of the establishment.

    Ok, so this time, the establishment being overthrown really deserves it, but the people doing it are just as bad as the slave-owners of the South.

    It’s not an absolute parallel, obviously, but there are enough similarities.

    • another_steve

      I think that’s a pretty good analogy, actually. Bannon and Co. are in effect seceding from the Republican union. That’s a very good thing for Democrats.

      The less union among Republicans, the better.

  • UrsusArctos

    Lo, behold the majesty of nature. It’s not uncommon for parasites to be infected with parasitic organisms. This parasite consuming the GOP likely has the seeds of their destruction built in from the start.
    https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/fyi-do-parasites-get-parasites

    • Treant

      Larger fleas have little fleas,
      Upon their backs to bite ’em,
      And little fleas have smaller fleas,
      And so, ad infinitum.

      • Snarkaholic

        Or, in Bannon’s case, ad nauseum.

  • JWC

    this is an scary but interesting develope,emt that could very much lead to the demise of GOP

    • JAKvirginia

      *fingers crossed*

      • JWC

        Don’t know what the alternate will be Bannon’s band of Thugs complete with Tiki Torches Oh so nellie

    • agcons

      That would be nice, but last summer I thought Trump would be the demise of the GOP. What the fuck do I know?

      • JWC

        trump will not be the demise of the GOP they will do that themselves

  • cleos_mom

    I’m ready for the GOP circular firing squad. Have been since 1980.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Please oh please oh please.

      • jmax

        Did you delete your earlier post about Vegas or was it the moderator?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          I deleted it after I realized that it could be used as fodder for our enemies…sometimes I allow my emotions to get the better of me. While the sentiment is real, I don’t want to give Joe’s site any headaches.

      • JAKvirginia

        Read your post and tried to reply but was blocked. My reply? At this event he would’ve been selling not using.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Blocked???

          • JAKvirginia

            Maybe blocked is incorrect. Tried to post my response and site said your post had been deleted.

      • JWC

        my reply to blocked post was “No apology required”

    • another_steve

      Me too.

      “Chaos unto my enemy,” I always say.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        “Chaos is a ladder”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    They really are jonesing for a violent confrontation, aren’t they? They’re so desperate for a caliphate….er…I mean Christian Dominion, it’s scary. ISIS isn’t just a Muslim thing.

    • JWC

      Thats why the NRA wants you to keep your guns The neighborhood miliitia

      • Todd20036

        Oh yeah, I’m a mile from the WH. I’m sure the Secret Service would just love it if I packed ordinance.

        • JWC

          scary thought

    • vorpal 😼

      I have had at least six alt-righties tell me, salivating with rabid odium, that they can’t wait for November 4th. (I think that’s the date that the Russian bots agreed on scheduling for the US violent civil war?)

      I guess they didn’t get their fill of being hateful and destructive last November…

      • David Walker

        It’s like cars and clothes and laundry detergent: That was last year, but this is the new improved hacking!

      • Todd20036

        This November 4? It’s just a few local races this year. What’s their hard-on for?

        • William

          The local school board election will be a bloodbath.

          • Joe in PA

            Unfortunately…we have a bunch of judges on the ballot.

        • vorpal 😼

          Some Russian bots on Twitter have convinced conservatives that apparently, the big bad Antifa is coming for them and their guns on Nov 4th, and have also convinced gullible liberals that conservatives plan on making a big show of racism and violence.

          How that is different from any other day in the life of a conservative is beyond me.

      • Cattleya1

        ‘Odium’ is one of my favorite words!

        • vorpal 😼

          I slightly prefer opium, but odium is good, too. 😼

    • zhera

      Bannon wants open fascism. The fact that he’s up there presenting himself as a king maker, saying that they’ll get rid of the ‘establishment’… I have chills.

      A part of me expects the GOP and the tRump administration to hinder the 2018 elections, with some excuse about terror threat or whatever (Reichstag burning, anyone?).

  • Treant

    It sounds like a money beg. “Pay attention to us, pander to us, and pay us, or we’ll primary you.”

    I expect at least a dozen vulnerable but still very Tea Party Senators like Toomey to suddenly appear on the “We like this guy list.” Just don’t look at the money changing hands in the background.

  • Andrea_Rae

    OT: I was getting my oil changed on Friday morning. There were two old military guys in the waiting room with me. I listened to them for 30mins, it was quite enlightening.

    They talked about how conservative they are, how much they love the military, how much they love god and how much they love drumpf.

    Then they went on to discuss social security and it’s future. Their idea was that richer people need to pay in more to social security and the amount they can withdraw should be limited. They specifically mentioned rich athletes (code for blacks) that need to start pulling their weight.

    Textbook cognitive dissonance. People who think they are conservative but rely on socialistic programs to survive.

    • jmax

      But they “earned” their Social Security and military retirement checks. Everyone else who relies on the government is a freeloader.
      I have a father who thinks the same way.

      • JAKvirginia

        Convenient how they left out the Wall Streeters who trashed the economy in 08, hmmm…..?

      • Ninja0980

        I know a couple of people like that as well.
        There is no getting through to them sad to say.

        • Tom Furgas

          I have several co-workers who think this way. For them, Soc Sec is insurance that they are collecting after having paid into it all their working lives. For everyone else, it’s an entitlement for shiftless freeloaders. Same for Medicare. In fact when a group of retirees at a town hall meeting were asked if they approved of government-administered health care they screamed “NO!” But when asked what kind of health care they had they said “Medicare.” None of them can get it through their thick skulls that Medicare IS governent-administered health care. They get angry and say “Bah!, you’re full of shit!”

          • Chris Baker

            maybe they should have just renamed Medicare, Obamacare Part 1. Then they would have all rejected it.

            My theory is that Americans have always had the mentality of “I’ve got mine, and everyone else can f-off” Whereas in Europe, they have hundreds/thousands of years of oppressive monarchies and constant wars with neighbors, so they have more of a “we” mentality. When you have foreigners invading your country once or twice in your lifetime, you understand the importance of relying on each other. Whereas, white Americans have never had to really suffer that since the civil war.

            That’s just my theory. Please feel free to debunk it.

          • bcarter3

            Germany, 1933 – 45. Spain, 1936 – 75. Ireland (and Northern Ireland), ? – 2005 (maybe). The former Yugoslavia, 1991 – 95.

          • doninkansas

            I have long thought that as well. Americans has always seen themselves as independent and able to stand on their own two feet and those who can’t, are just weak and deserve what they get. where Europeans have had a more communal outlook.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            It’s a good theory, Chris Baker! Can you please explain how it might apply to Brexit? (No fair saying, “England is not Europe”)

          • Chris Baker

            thanks. I will really go out on a limb here cause I really don’t know much, but am happy to speculate based on my limited/non-existant knowledge. (I am a recovering Republican, so I am used to just making statements not grounded in any facts whatsoever). Historically, the UK has been a bit cut off from the rest of Europe’s wars (being physically separated, there weren’t a lot of border wars and invasions). But still, they had a lot of suffering over the past 2 world wars, so still more of a “we” mentality. Britain ruled all over the world for a time, but now their power is reduced and there is an influx of foreigners, so there might be some resentment over the ‘shrinking’ of the empire. (I presume that English is many people’s second language, so the UK is a desirable destination for immigrants, over Belgium or Spain or Portugal. I’m sure there are economic reasons too, and immigration and work issues that mean coming to the UK is more desirable than other places. Britons just got fed up with it–the reality, or what they have been told that emboldened their own xenophobia.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Nice reply, Chris Baker! Your “recovery” seems to be proceeding apace. 🙂

            So, if I understand you correctly, one of the reasons the U.S. tends to value independence over community (speaking in rough approximations) is because str8 white male christian privilege has become ingrained societally to such an extent (as a result partially of the U.S.’s being too distant from ‘suffering’ in the World Wars, etc.) that our greater culture/society itself mimics or reflects the (desire for) privilege that in reality only belongs (now) to a vanishingly-small minority?

            Sounds paradoxical! (Or, at least, very difficult to disprove!) Just a few random thoughts:

            (1) The U.S. is still a very young nation, especially compared to Britain and Europe, generally. So, why all the surprise when Americans act, generally, like youngsters?

            (2) “Foreigners” have been “invading” the U.S. regularly since our country’s establishment. Close to 99.9% of the original owners/inhabitants/proprietors of what is now the U.S. were either murdered by an influx of white male christian Europeans (to make room for more white Europeans), or similarly robbed (in the case of, e.g., Mexico). Does the “insularity” of the U.S. (which is of course arguable) make a difference here, compared to Britain’s or Europe’s? (This seems to be mainly what I hear you saying.)

            (3) “Resentment over the ‘shrinking’ of the empire” is at work here and now in the U.S., whether “the empire” is in fact shrinking or not. Is the “resentment” against “foreigners” here and now in the U.S. somehow different from “resentment” in Britain/Europe? If so, how and why?

            (4) English becoming a global lingua franca seems to be involved in your reply; if so, how, why, and to what extent is language itself implicated? Isn’t the same (or a very similar) language spoken in Britain? (This is actually the part of the question that interests me most!)

          • Chris Baker

            America has always been hailed as the place where a person could go to get a new start, be independent, strike it rich, make a name for yourself. Also, the US was/is seen as God’s new chosen land where Baptists/Protestants could thrive–away from Catholic/Anglican/State Churches of Europe.

            Not ever being invaded, and “saving” Europe in 2 world wars has also added to the arrogance.

            My point about English was that I assume that most people in the west know a little English–even if just a few words–so Britain would seem a better destination for refugees, over Germany or France. Maybe even as a stepping stone to the US. Also, seems like the UK has better benefits for refugees. All these immigrants bring changes. I saw an official sign in a London subway station that was in Punjabi. I am sort of nostalgic for a time when people in different regions of Europe had their own particular clothing styles, so I can understand some of the resentment/fear that culture/history is being lost/changed. (I feel the same when I see a Gap store in France.)

            All the immigrants/refugees remind people that white, English, European culture is not dominant anymore (whether that’s true or not–American culture still has dominance in the world via movies and music).

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Thanks for the thoughtful reply, Chris Baker! “Arrogance” is a word that seems to make the whole argument flow better; however, to apply it to an entire population seems unwarranted, without more analysis, imo. (Strictly speaking, the U.S. *has* been invaded–by England–during the War of 1812.)

            [Edited to add: I also see some implicit reference to ‘assimilationism’ in your comments about being “nostalgic” for different regions of Europe having particular clothing styles. Is the implication that belonging to the EU has created a homogeneous ‘European-lite’ culture among Member-States, so therefore, the cultural significance of each group is being lost in the mashup? That is a valid and interesting point, if you are sincere (which I don’t doubt). N.B. Soviet authorities often made similar statements, and even passed legislation purporting to preserve non-Russian languages and cultures in the Soviet Republics. But in hindsight, this might have been one of the nails in the coffin of the Soviet Union!]

          • Octoberfurst

            I just can’t get over the stupidity of some people. I know some elderly folks who HATE the idea of government funded health care but yet they all get Medicare and/or go to the VA for their health care needs. How can these dimwits not know that those program are government run health care??
            I also have a neighbor who is on disability but yet rants and raves about the “freeloaders” getting checks from the government. But he’s your typical conservative in that he DESERVES his disability check. Everyone else on disability is a bum scamming the system. It just amazes me.

          • doninkansas

            I hear that all the time at the local VA hospital. so hard not to laugh at times.

        • JackFknTwist

          That’s why we must kill the old.

          • David Walker

            Hey! And I thought we were getting along so well. Besides, time and early bad habits are catching up, so it’ll take care of itself. Now get off my porch! (largely /s)

          • JackFknTwist

            Ha ha ha, it’s a joke dude.
            I don’t really want to kill them and chop them into little pieces and flush them down the drains with a few gallons of acid !

          • David Walker

            Well…um…that’s a relief…I think…

          • pj

            we must kill the stupid

          • zhera

            Educating the young is enough, no need for killing!

          • JCF

            Educating and motivating the young: all the education in the world won’t help if they sit on their hands…

          • Andrea_Rae

            Which they show us time and time again they are really good at 😉

      • orion dumptee

        And I have an uncle that is the same..and if you didnt ‘serve’ well then yr really nfg…

      • juanjo54

        are we related?

      • Robincho

        Patricide. It’s a thing. You might wanna look into it…

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Key words: old and male.
      Nothing will change until boomers die off.

      • BearEyes

        a-hem.
        some of us here are boomers.
        and Andrea could be talking about my father in law for the dissonance.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Not saying all boomers are bad….

          • BearEyes

            just checking….

          • cleos_mom

            Just the ones you hate and want dead. Thanks ever so for the clarification.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            I didnt say i wanted them dead. Where in my above comment says anything about my wishes?

          • cleos_mom

            In that case, which one of us will render your world paradisical when we “die off”? Optional: how many figures on the life insurance policies?

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Oh give it a rest

        • cleos_mom

          Amazing how many Mommy issues float to the surface in social media. Like so many dead bodies.

      • Todd20036

        Bet they were white too

        I’m amazed at how I SHOULD be a Trumpanzees

        I’m old(ish), white, male, well off

        I’m one of the few people who wouldn’t be too negatively affected by ACA going away, or even if SS completely collapsed

        Except I wouldn’t vote for Trump under torture

        I’m to empathetic

        • Andrea_Rae

          Same here, drumpf and his cronies could implement all of their fiscal machinations and I would be perfectly fine, but that certainly doesn’t make it right.

        • Jeffrey

          Same here. Everything about my husband and I looks like republican on paper. I was raised southern well to do family… (though they’re all flaming liberals). We don’t need SS or ACA but we very much want to live in a country where people are better off. Because one thing liberals understand over conservatives is that when the population is better educated and better off then your society in general is better.

      • JT

        Bud, you’ve shown yourself to be ageist and ignorant by that comment.

        • Jeffrey

          Harsh truth but that doesn’t make it ageist. That’s not what ageist means at all.

          • JT

            Nothing will change until boomers die off.

            Harsh and evil falsehood based on ignorance.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Yep as always blame it on gen x-ers.

          • JT

            Huh? Are you drunk?

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            you are digging your own insult hole. keep going.

          • JT

            You’re not even intelligible at this stage.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            I have a tendency to not read replies…so your wasting your time

          • JT

            It’s clear you don’t read what you write either.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          not sure how the fuck I can be ageist at 50. but Ill let you have the insult

          • JT

            You aren’t sure, huh? Well, that figures.

      • Cattleya1

        A lot of us on here are boomers and quite liberal… And we vote! Are you sure you want us to die off just now?

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          forgive the all caps
          I NEVER SAID I WISHED ANYONE TO DIE.
          and frankly Im tired of this thread. jeeze

      • bcarter3

        Key words: young and dumb.

        Nothing will change until the Millennials stop bitching and start voting.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          well thats another part of the nightmare…..

          • scottrose

            I thought this post was about Bannon, who looks like the inside of an infected pimple.

          • doninkansas

            I was thinking more of one of those huge inflamed cysts that you can watch being drained on youtube. (I love watching those videos and the extraction of bots as well)

        • Stuart Wyman-Cahall

          And heaven forbid millennials should learn a lesson about sharing Russian inspired memes on their social media pages. That “Anybody But Hillary” and “Bernie or Bust” crowd have done their small share and enabled this orange piece of garbage to become president.

      • Silver Badger

        Funny thing that, as a boomer, we were told that nothing would change until the generation that preceded us died off.

      • Mark

        I’m a boomer…..

    • You mean like Ayn Rand? Yeah, libertarianism for thee; socialism for me.

    • cleos_mom

      As my (late) Religious Science minister, Kennedy Shultz, used to say:

      “Ignorance we can cure. Stupid is forever.”

      • Andrea_Rae

        Religious Science minister?!?

        A bit of an oxymoron ya got there 😉

        • cleos_mom

          Cute.

    • Chris Baker

      yeah, cause rich athletes are taxed differently than rich guys on wall street and CEOs.

      /sarcasm

    • JCF

      I know that feeling. I was at the gym this spring, when a couple of older white guys behind me on the ellipticals, were responding to [CNN, I think?] a headline re the CIA’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election. “Time for Trump to clean out the CIA!” one exclaimed to the other.

      http://68.media.tumblr.com/436dff53f15d9f7f10b675a40faf1ce3/tumblr_ncbd1dtKCz1tv4k5po1_500.gif

    • orion dumptee

      In NC ,and SC they are in EVERY store..in EVERY pub….in EVERY restaurant.. church,etc and their autos plastered with trump maga stickers….sure am glad i moved to outer cape-

    • Jeffrey

      I have an acquaintance who is very politically conservative and religious and one day we were talking about my husband’s boss. My husband works for a very well known billionaire and one day she said that she thought it was unfair that he hordes money and he should have to share it with People like her. I had to laugh becaus she has no idea what she even believes or what her party stands for.

    • AJ Drew

      Interesting conversation here, but we’re assuming a lot about the age of the OP and the age of those “old military guys.” Maybe.

      • Andrea_Rae

        I’m 40, the guys were in their late 60’s.

  • PickyPecker
  • justmeeeee

    What’s too bad for his cause is that, even though he’s a really smart guy, his lust for power totally blinds him to reality. (I hope. But then again, with the dumb as shit Murkins, you never can be too sure.)

  • JWC

    This is where the GOP might have to speed up the ammendmant 25 procedure Going slow to keep Donnies 30% base which they need , may see it slip wholesale into the the Bannon Band of Thugs

  • Sam D. Maloney

    They invited the lunatics into the party with open arms, thinking they could benefit from an energized base but still control the agenda. They were wrong. The radicals are now in charge, and all of us will pay the price.

  • Christopher

    I’m sure the Mercer’s told Bannon to leave Cruz alone. They’re bankrolling him.

    • Steverino

      As well as Bannon, likely.

  • greenmanTN

    Gosh, it’s really sad to see this formerly great party being torn apart by internal strife and internecine personal conflicts.

    Oh, who am I kidding? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! 😈😈😈😈 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c98851f3daea18de386f0266cd10e1be12945713bdeb5a396838b4a25fdbb2a.jpg

    • JAKvirginia

      Now where did I leave that video of the African guys laughing? Damn…..

      • greenmanTN
        • JAKvirginia

          You found it! Thanks.

          • greenmanTN

            It’s from George Of The Jungle, a movie I have a certain… fondness for.

            http://dailygarlic.com/userImages/this-gif-of-brendan-fraser-in-ge.gif

          • William

            What do we win if we catch a greased up George?

          • greenmanTN

            The journey is the destination… 😉

          • MBear

            Dirty sheets

          • Joe in PA

            LOL…oy…I should have such dirty sheets! 🙂

          • J Ascher

            A lifetime of jungle “swinging!”

          • JAKvirginia

            Did she have a problem with his, um, vine?

          • CottonBlimp

            She swung around on it.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Needs less book and lower lenses.

            Wow, that was an acting career that did a U turn toward the one way shit trajectory, quite sadly. Gods and Monsters showed such great promise for his potential career and then he went all Disney and then it went all shit.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            He really should have at least alternated blockbusters with smaller, better films so he would have maintained critical credibility. Bad choices.

          • Dazzer

            I think he had a couple of problems…
            *makes drinky signs*

          • Todd20036

            That can be the downfall of even the best actors.

            Plus too much booze shows up as fat on the body.

            That’s not going to help someone trying to make a living off of being pretty

          • greenmanTN

            He was one of the actors/stars I really had the hots for. Then he chose some really bad movies/roles and disappeared off the face of the earth. It’s not a great movie, but I did like Twilight Of The Golds where he played the gay brother of a woman who is considering aborting her child because a genetic test says it is likely to be gay.

            https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c5/28/56/c5285609d09b8b1366e769f26fd0435c–brendan-fraser-beautiful-men.jpg

            https://i.pinimg.com/736x/68/f6/69/68f6690f907e7d69c108544664c80e63–brendan-fraser-great-pictures.jpg

          • TampaDink

            Twilight of the Golds is one of my favorite movies. So many great actors & great lines in there.

          • Tor

            I keep scrolling down… ;-(

          • JackFknTwist

            How could I not be rock hard watching George?

          • cleos_mom

            I wish it had sound; laughter can be contagious.

    • JCF

      Is that Rosie the Riveter on coffee break? [great image]

  • Ernest Endevor

    Maybe if George Clooney had agreed to read one of Bannon’s screenplays, or even to return his calls, we wouldn’t now have to endure his pathetic blustering. Thanks, George!

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Bannon knows what’s coming and wants the credit. Sadly, what’s coming won’t be due to most Democratic pols increasing their own electability. And after midterms they’ll tank again. We live in a world now of perpetual madness and votes for self-indulgence, instead of the betterment of a nation’s citizens.

    • Jeffg166

      It can’t and won’t go on forever. Empires decline and fall.

      • Treant

        I do think nuclear weapons change the map. In the past, America would shortly be an empire ripe for the picking and for an invasion of one type or another.

        However, when you can pop a limited yield anti-personnel nuke over incoming forces, that becomes far less likely. And if you perceive that doing so is your last, best hope, you’re going to.

        We’re probably going to have to wait until we become so weak we succumb to internal forces.

        • JAKvirginia

          Some years ago, a Canadian wrote a piece in praise of this nation. He noted that at the end of WWII the U.S. was an empire — we controlled most of Europe and Japan and other territories in the Far East. We had all of it. And then, he said, we did something miraculous — we gave it all back. And then we helped them to rebuild. Now? We haven’t the wherewithall to rebuild a part of our own country, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. How far we have fallen.

      • JWC

        Empire life spans 80-150 years

    • JWC

      I think its worth considering at this point , of what relavence either the GOP or the DNC afford the US population. Before you can answer that question ,you have to also wonder how much of a grip Russia has on the pulse of America Would a change now assit a foreign effort or would it be internally constuctive. I,frankly, do not see the general populace prepared to make a logical decision

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Cruz is Mercer property.
    Bannon is Mercer property.
    It’s all for Bobby and Becky.

    • Steverino

      The Mercers are so creepy, they make the Koch Brothers seem like friars in a monastery.

      • doninkansas

        Friars belong in a friary or convent, monks in a monastery! LOL

        • Steverino

          : )

  • Jim Maloney

    Hyperbole-(eyeroll).

  • shellback

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Bannon dropped dead? I know I’d be laughing.

    • JAKvirginia

      And if that happened to Donnie we might finally see Muslims dancing on rooftops. With me.

    • Todd20036

      weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.

    • PeterC

      Not if it is before the election.

    • Lantor

      Thanks, Obama.

  • UrsusArctos 🐻

    I find it amusing that a Evangelical hate group has an Opus Dei Catholic extremist speaking. It goes to show all fundamentalist groups are the same once you scratch the surface, whatever “religion” they claim to be the “true” version of – Xianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, wev.

    • David Walker

      Scratch a Baptist on the surface and he’ll enjoy it but try not to show it.

    • kat

      ALL religions are a cancer on civilized society. Scandinavia is virtually rid of them. Why cant we do the same?

      • JWC

        Your constitution caution against as did Eisenhower amd wing nut Barry Goldwater but they are in there

      • JackFknTwist

        Total poison ! Religion has corrupt all societies, without exception…….and in all ages.

        • Librarykid

          Well, if the Christians are so fucking religious, who are all of those people shopping and working in stores on Sunday? They aren’t all Jews and non-believers. I have seen people in stores in their Sunday go to meetin’ best so they must have come directly from church. If Jesus means so much that they get bent out of shape if not wished a Merry Christmas, what are they doing shopping on their holy day? I think I’ll start wishing Christians Merry Christmas right now before the leaves even fall since it seems so important to them.

      • zhera

        I wouldn’t say we’re virtually rid of them, but they do have far less power than the christers in the US.

        • David Walker

          Thank god for that.

          • Steverino

            So to speak.

    • Kissmagrits

      With one exception: The Church of the Chocolate Jesus….
      one of my oldest friends is the monsignor of the western region.
      All things seem possible with a fresh steaming mocha in one’s hand.

    • cleos_mom

      Scratch a little further and you get the equivalent on the atheist side, with exactly the same mentality. No shortage of examples here.

      • JCF

        See re “I’m right, and you’re all idiots. You’re poison! You’re a cancer on society!” etc, etc, ad nauseum…

        Fuck Certitude. (Though of course, I could be wrong about that. ;-/)

        • cleos_mom

          That sums up some of it. Here’s another —

          “Your beliefs cannot be objectively proven so I feel confident in calling you delusional. I, on the other hand, do not have beliefs. I have The Truth, which is true because —

          well. Because.”

          • JCF

            “Because Science!” [As if it were some kind of god, as opposed to testing method for specific—specifically data testable—problems.]

      • CottonBlimp

        Oh stop with that superficial nonsense. The problem with fundamentalism isn’t certainty or stridency, it’s the evil of faith. Once you have an excuse to close yourself off from any facts you don’t like, you’re both capable of any evil stupidity *and* easily manipulable by anyone who offers to help shield you from doubt.

        There are problems in atheist communities worth dealing with but this “some atheists are as bad as fundamentalists” meme is as patently dishonest as attempts to paint Democrats as crooked as Republicans.

        • cleos_mom

          No; the evil of faith is not the “problem” with either species of fanatic. It’s certainty that’s the very delusion of both and stridency is sure to follow.

          Not to mention both the front and flip side being rather proud of astounding ignorance of any faith teaching other than their own

          • CottonBlimp

            Is being certain that gays deserve rights morally equivalent to the antithesis? Of course it isn’t.

            Reasonable certainty isn’t the problem. Faith is. The most strident atheist would change their mind if they were given a halfway decent reason to. The fact that billions of people don’t think they need a halfway decent reason is the biggest threat to human civilization. If you can just trust that your dumb beliefs are correct because your parents told you or its tradition or it just “feels right” and science shouldn’t question that, it’s pretty obvious how those exact same impulses lead to defenses of racism, homophobia, or Trump.

    • JCF

      THIS. Everybody has a belief-system—but it’s only the fundamentalist ones that want to control everyone else.

      • Snarkaholic

        The Amish are admirable in that they don’t try to influence secular laws, and they don’t corner you while trying to scare/guilt you into joining their religion.

  • bkmn
  • JWC

    question..Is Bannon afforded any kind of security detail?

    • JAKvirginia

      My thoughts and prayers?

      • JWC

        No really , as a member of the whithouse inner circle is/was he entitled to a security detail

        • JAKvirginia

          Not from the WH or the gov. The event might provide it. Listen to us? These bastards need security details!!!???

          • JWC

            don’t know why

  • safari

    OT: This is a fun article on regulation and governance. The twist: everybody is to blame.
    https://twitter.com/newsycombinator/status/919216652474085377

    • William

      All new development in Houston is upstream. The flooding will only get worse.

    • Tomcat

      Too many towns are allowing building in flood plains and then wanting taxpayers to pay for the flooding.

    • stevenj

      Texas style zoning.

      • McSwagg

        Houston has NO zoning. It’s all regulated by HOAs (Home Owner Associations).

    • JAKvirginia

      Geez. And I thought FL sucked with urban “planning”.

    • JWC

      Their major highways and thoroughfares are designed as flood paths and Tampa is no better

      • TampaDink

        This is true….but our interstates & toll roads tend to be elevated, especially in low lying areas. Even so, when Tampa suffers a direct hit from a hurricane, something that last happened in 1921, the flooding will be extreme.

        • JWC

          Are you at sealevel , a tad above or below

          • TampaDink

            Surprisingly, our house is at 23.7 ft. (7.2 m) above sea level.

          • JWC

            mine is about 150 feet above but on a rock cliff so I am more worried of eartquakes than Tsumais

          • TampaDink

            Understandably so!

    • JAKvirginia

      Maybe they should just buy everyone a boat, hmm?

  • Secure

    He doesn’t think Mike Lee is conservative enough? Jesus Christ.

  • Lars Littlefield

    No matter how much we might “season” Bannon, he will always be a pile of fetid rotten meat. Noting can cover up the toxic taste.

  • Cuberly Deux

    …but, what are they for?

  • Bluto

    fucking nazi.

  • Max_1
    • JWC

      Well in this speech alone he just snapped up the 30% Trump base and earned Donnys hate

    • Goodboy

      “You’ve had a belly full and were taking our country back”

      Hmm…back from who I wonder?

      • JAKvirginia

        Shit. That quote is always shortened! It should be “…taking our country backward.” I hate sloppy editing.

      • JWC

        Apparently the same people who made America NOT great again

  • vorpal 😼

    War. War. War. War. War. War? War. Warwarwar.

    I’m surprised they haven’t started calling breakfast the “War on Hunger” and getting dressed in the morning the “War on Nudity.”

    • PickyPecker
    • JWC

      I am surprised Trump hasn’t threatened to sue Weinstein for hogging the headlines Where is a good tweet when you need one

      • stevenj

        They should just face off on Ninja Pussygrabbers.

    • greenmanTN

      The GOP is engaged in The War FOR Hunger, unfortunately.

    • Tor

      It is all about war. I’ve noticed they call us – anybody to the left of them – the enemy. Not the opposition, not the other party – the enemy.

      • vorpal 😼

        I am convinced that Republicanism and fundamentalist Christianity are the result of seeing the world purely in black-and-white terms. In computer science, we’d call that a 1-bit CPU.

        • bambinoitaliano

          They are the klingons.

          • vorpal 😼

            … but a much less sexier version.

        • JWC

          Saw an interesting article on Gays in Russia. As much as it is a political football. It’s biggest, and most feverent detractor, is the Russian Othodox Church who has a real hate on for Gays and Gay rights

          • vorpal 😼

            It’s disturbing that a country that was as atheist as Russia has become so religious, or at least has decided to accept religiously justified hatred so fervently.

            I have a bad feeling that over the next few years, we’re going to face serious struggles to maintain the progress that we’ve made thus far.

            How’s your day, Mr. J? Hopefully lovely and very gay?

          • JWC

            cold 9.4 greyand sprinkles About to take a wee respite from here and read my book

          • vorpal 😼

            Oh! What are you reading? Anything good?

            Here it is a comfortable 14C and blue sunny skies as always… the thing I love most about it here is that almost every day is sunny and beautiful.

            We are just finishing off the final prep on some fried potato rounds with a cheese sauce and bacon to bring over to our friends’ house. We are going to watch the sun set and drink margaritas and play games. Should be a fun evening!

          • JWC

            Sounds like , enjoy Book , just a book an Marnagreetus nummy

          • JWC

            putin allows the church because his people held in a tyranical hold have to hac ve a spiritual release Why not the Putin controlled church

          • vorpal 😼

            When a Poutine church opens up, let me know and I’ll become a devout follower and swallower.

          • JWC

            Poutine not my cuppa

          • vorpal 😼

            🙀🙀🙀
            Not liking poutine is like not liking rainbows or sunshine or kittens or the sound of happy laughter!
            (I’m kidding… but I do find it hard to believe that there are people out there who don’t like poutine!)

            Oh well… more for me, then, next time when I’m back in happy old Canada!

          • JWC

            It was never anything I was aquainted with in Western Canada Until “Harvey’s” started serving it at YVR

          • vorpal 😼

            YVR being the airport?

            I’ll be stoned to death by my French Canadian family if they catch me saying this, but I actually really like Harvey’s poutine.

            That being said, I have no idea: do you have access to really fresh cheese curds? Honestly, that makes such a big difference. (And fresh cheese curds are so good, in poutine or on their own.)

            Back in Ottawa, we lived about a half hour drive away from St. Albert, so we would go buy cheese curds that were only a few hours old, and the texture and taste is amazing. You can tell they’re fresh because they’re SO squeaky when you eat them (hence the other name, squeaky cheese): it sounds like you’re violently murdering a family of field mice with every bite!

            I’m back home and going to bed in just a minute. Hope you had a great evening, John, and I’ll drop you an email tomorrow morning! =secret Canadian hugs=

          • JWC

            YVR airport wher I once worked

          • JWC

            alas I have been judged and found wanting

    • Steverino

      “War ons” are for morons.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Or, as Ogden Nash might have put it:

        War ons
        Give morons
        Hard ons.

        • Snarkaholic

          So they whore on.

    • Todd20036

      There’s going to be a nude statue put up in the mall. You can bet the christ eaters will do a war on nudity

      • vorpal 😼

        LOL this reminds me of my trip to Rome a couple years back, and how there are so many nude statues with the penises chiseled off due to Christian prudery.

        I really wonder what they did with all those stone penises. I kept looking around in hopes of finding a stray one, like the Italian equivalent of stumbling across an ancient arrowhead.

        • Furface

          Vatican museum, for study/comparison purposes of course.

        • McSwagg

          To paraphrase the gospels: “Thou art (a) peter and upon this rock (penis), I shall plant my ‘church’ …”

          I believe the “church fathers” took that verse a little to literally.

        • ultragreen

          Perhaps they should restore those statues to their original form. 🙂

    • cleos_mom

      And then there’s the Kerfuffle With Dirt, which I fight the good fight with every morning in the shower.

      • vorpal 😼

        Followed by the Skirmish of Shaving, the tooth Battle of Brushing, and finally the Crusade against Caffeine.

        I keep beating back the influx of coffee beans, but they keep coming!

        • McSwagg

          I heard that a war is brewing over coffee beans. But then, I may just be steeped in hot water on the issue.

    • LovesIrony

      but even war monger mccain isn’t “conservative” enough for the rapid foamers

      • Todd20036

        He was conservative enough when he fell in line with them.

        It was only recently when he realized he wasn’t going to run again, that he admitted to himself that his party was a bunch of Nazis, and he FINALLY started voting with the conscience he claimed to have when he ran for office.

        Then he was a RINO, but for that matter, so would Reagan be today

  • Sam_Handwich

    he’s a giant herpes sore with arms and legs

    that is all

    • Cattleya1

      More likely a chancre (syphilis).

  • Christ. What an asshole.

  • Lizard

    I have a question: who exactly does this guy think he is? Some sort of “rebel”? A “revolutionary”? I honestly don’t understand.

    • Halou

      He, his billionaire bosses and a foreign spy who has held the White House for almost a year now without consequence, they are the poor outsider underdogs. Of course.

    • BearEyes

      he has a stated goal of destroying the government.

    • Adonisus

      He is a maniac who views Chaos as a means to an end. He sometimes claims he’s a ‘Leninist’ (funny since Lenin was far smarter than Bannon could ever be) who is trying to destroy the ‘administrative state’. In other words: like all fascists, he has no clear end goal outside of vague platitudes and a thirst for bloodletting.

    • Steverino

      Sounds like an anarchist / nihilist more than anything else to me.

      Either that, or it’s just rantings due to alcoholic dementia.

      • Lars Littlefield

        It’s alcoholic. Please help pass this info on to everyone who can read.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        Add religion to the alcohol dementia / nihilistic narcissism and we have a perfect storm. He exists to break things. His philosophy NEEDS things to fall apart so the “righteous” can restore things as they were before Islam arose. I’m not too interested to going back to 610a.d. The Middle Ages weren’t great for many people.

    • ultragreen

      Bannon wants to transform the United States into a White Nationalist Christian theocracy.

  • MikeBx2

    The haters trying to out hate each other. Maybe the infighting will be entertaining, but 2018 is going to be quite a shitshow.

  • Rocco

    Drunken lout…

  • Halou

    Good idea. The last time southern reactionaries cut their party in half progress that was already long overdue was finally made.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Yeah. We got a voter’s rights act passed.

  • Ken M

    y’all?

    • Steverino

      Short for “Y’all Qaida.”

      • TimCA

        O/T: Glad to see you posting. Hopefully you and your home remains unscathed

        • Steverino

          Yes, we just happen to be in a fortunate part of town. Firefighters and fire trucks from all around the state are camping out right across the street from our house in a large lot owned by the county fairgrounds. We have seen trucks from Garden Grove, Ventura, Visalia, San Jose, Sunnyvale… to name a few. It is comforting to have them right outside our front door. And the view of the firefighters is the best part!

          ; )

  • fuow

    Well, on the one hand it’s always good to see the enemy hurt themselves.
    On the other hand, given that Republican voters WILL turn out and vote for whomever is their ultimate candidate AND given that we are awful at voting, there’s a real risk now of seeing these awful people replaced with even worse people.

  • Max_1
    • safari

      This means something

      • greenmanTN

        I think you’d need a decoder ring to decipher that.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s certainly looks creepy once you take him out of the foam.

    • Gianni

      He certainly seems happy though still obnoxious.

    • BearEyes

      Mario
      Mario Bubbletummy
      the 3rd. Or should I say turd

    • TampaDink

      Little Marco is looking not so little through his mid section….and then there is his fat head.

      • JAKvirginia

        Right? It’s like Trump-to-be. Not a good look, Mario!

        • TampaDink

          Obviously he gets a lot of exercise dancing around the fact that he still hates being a senator.

  • LovesIrony

    I hope you destroy your party before it destroys the US

  • Max_1
    • Ken M

      I remember when a certain, current SCOTUS judge faced similar charges. The mere fact that it may have happened should have stopped the proceedings. He got the job.

      • TampaDink

        And no sane person has ever accepted a soft drink can from him since.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Or a pubic hair.

          • TampaDink

            The edge of soft drink cans is where he stores his shedding pubes.

          • Steverino

            That was the day that pubic became public.

        • UrsusArctos 🐻

          Damn! I’m now going to have to see if Long Dong Silver is up on any of the *Tubes.

          • TampaDink

            Let me know which *tube when/if you find it.

          • Lars Littlefield
          • TampaDink

            Thanks.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Bitte schön.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            You are warned. It’s up at Xhamster.com and search for “Seka vs. Long Dong Silver”. Str8 pr0n. It’s “characters” include Seka as “Scarlett O’Whora”.
            This GWTW “tribute” is what I am 100% certain turned Thomas’ crank.

          • TampaDink

            I’m sure that you are right. He identifies with the roles of Hattie McDaniel & Butterfly McQueen.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            That and the idea of fucking white wimmen certainly is in his wheelhouse. I have NO issue with that, but Mr Originalism’s idols certainly would.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            Oh! Thanks for encouraging me to Google that up. Here’s a result proving the AI has a loooooong way to go. Yeah, that’s useful. Go home Google, you’re drunk.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f84755cb8a139128c693403216c558050e45869e0bbba7dd7f31a7fb789303b7.png

          • TampaDink

            Well, sometimes dongs are referred to as meat, so I see how the algrhythms might offer a recipe site.

          • Steverino

            And if one is bullish on the Vietnamese currency, said person is long Dong.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Ewwwwwwww . . . she looks like Lindseybelle’s sister in video.

  • Sam_Handwich


    Saying the actions of the Republican incumbents have put their seats in danger, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted its ratings of the election contests in two Southern California districts toward Democrats on Friday.

    Most surprising is the move in the 48th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa, from “lean Republican” to “toss-up.”

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-political-analysts-shift-two-california-1507908967-htmlstory.html

    • TimCA

      Clinton carried the district by a point or two last Fall. It’s possible if we work hard and there’s not a massive midterm downturn in Democratic voter participation. Fingers crossed!

      • JWC

        The absolute worst thing that the DNC can do is allow Bernie Sanders within 10 miles of their roster

        • TimCA

          Certainly in this swing district and many others like it around the country.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            That’s probably true in swing districts, I wouldn’t know, living about as far from one of those as you can get.
            I DO think weirdly enough he MIGHT help in the deep south. Young people in particular, are hungry for something besides a “mainline” Democrat, which couldn’t get elected here any way. Having Sanders get behind a near viable candidate might push them over the line here, as he nearly did in GA-6. MS voted 40%± HRC, that’s a lot of voting Democrats that might get out in 2016 IF they have a reason. I want to hear NOTHING from him at the presidential level because of the division he galvanizes, but he could help progressives at the grass roots level.
            Refusing help, even when it’s from someone you find odious, is what has set the 2 camps busy doing the GOPs dirty work. Knowing than a foe can have a common goal requires looking at how to do crap together.
            ***Donning my asbestos undies, because Imma about to get it from both HRC and Bernie true believers**

          • TimCA

            I don’t necessarily disagree with anything you wrote other than perhaps the contention that Sanders would have been a positive force in the Osoff-Handel race. Not having a great familiarity with that congressional district I’ll let that assertion be debated between those who are. I do remember however that Pelosi figured squarely in Handel’s anti Osoff, anti Democratic Party advertising. In that political environment it just seems counterintuitive that Bernie, the avowed socialist, would fare better if he had been given a high profile in that race. But yes, if there are places where Sanders could be of benefit, I’d welcome his presence but I don’t believe California’s 48th is that district. Too often Sanders is nothing more than additional red meat to gin up conservatives while the central components of his economic messaging estranges more moderate crossover voters. I think this effect would be more so in relatively prosperous Orange County in a congressional district with a median voter age significantly higher than the majority of congressional districts nationwide.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            That’s what I understood from your post. You are a lot closer to that district and understanding it then I am. It makes sense for him to stay the hell away from where he impedes rather than helps.
            The reason I think Sanders could help in SOME of the deep south is EXACTLY what you pointed out. The GOPers here who will never swing to Democratic will latch onto the Socialist BS, but they already hate Pelosi and anyone associated with her so he can’t hurt her with that crowd. To younger people and a LOT of disaffected Democratic voters down here ANYONE who isn’t a machine Democrat can get them excited and motivated. His schtick is mighty close to good old progressive Democratic ideas. I was surprised by the number of people who said things like “He sounds like an old time Democrat”. I HOPE those who said that to me voted HRC in the general instead of sitting it out because: vagina. *sigh*

  • Bryan

    Because at the end of Bannon’s ritual, Ted Cruz’s liver will taste most delicious of all…

    • safari

      It’s the chunky soup

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      His own liver must be fatty as hell.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Paté de fou gros.

    • TampaDink

      With fava beans & a nice chianti.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Paté de déplorable gras

  • DonnaLee

    I think the more Bannon is seen the better. Showing allegiance to him ultimately helps the Democrats in 2018, but it’s irritating that such total shit as Ted is, he still gets nominated and elected.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      The thing that makes me equally sad/mad is that this won’t do much. If there’s no viable Democrat on the ticket, it doesn’t matter how screwed up the GOP is. He’ll effect races in places that Democrats defended and are expanding into, but won’t change much where the party withdrew from.

  • Ken M

    So he’s looking to “rage war” on 6, including Strange. No mention of Moore in Dec. Doesn’t look like any major battles. I see Hatch changed his mind, again. That man has to just leave. He will be 84 by the elections and has had the job since 1977. Is there no one else in UT with any credentials? Doesn’t say much for the state.

  • Gianni

    Apparently, the Republican’t party has a new, self-declared king maker.

    • David Walker

      He’ll drink to that. Hell, he’ll drink to anything.

      • TampaDink

        So will I….so on that one aspect, I can judge him. For the rest of his being, on the other hand…

  • safari
    • safari

      The Tyme Machine is catawampus from the urgent care.

      • greenmanTN

        Lordy, I hope she don’t have the Sugar Blood!

        • safari

          There’s pop only a Michigan left away at the Walmarts.

        • Snarkaholic

          She’s diabetical?

  • I know there has to be someone out there who has actual provable dirt on Cruz, please come forward at the beginning of primary season to shut this hideous excuse for a human out of DC for good.

  • Democrats only seem to win when Republicans fuck up so badly that their base stays home, this is good news. Maybe 2018 will be a repeat of 2006. I hate that it comes to this but given how inept the Democratic leadership is at messaging we have to take what we can get.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Unlike 2006, there are fewer Democrats to take advantage of this opportunity due to high echelon decisions to focus on incumbency protection, rather than party building. The losses in state houses is where the lasting damage is. that will take a generation, if ever, to recover from. *sigh*

  • Michael R
    • Lars Littlefield

      This can’t be posted enough.

    • Todd20036

      Is that face really from alcohol alone?

      • Lars Littlefield

        Bourbon and hate.

        • Todd20036

          Sheesh. I’ve seen meth heads look better.

          Not Kellyanne tho

    • Ken M

      Suggestion – Even when an alcoholic stops drinking, they still refer to themselves as such. Basically a reminder. Drunk sounds better for him anyway. Sober alcoholic here is the only reason I mention it.

      • Snarkaholic

        Sloppy, disheveled, drunken, alcoholic scumbag.

    • Cattleya1

      The Gorgan from the original Star Trek.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Slightly OT: What is up with the 80’s purple neon and blue background? Retro Night at Club Hate?

    • Guess?

      They’re always a few decades behind the times.

      • David Walker

        Yeah, like 200 decades. Or maybe 600.

  • TimJ

    God bless, go forward.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • safari

      Reportedly with Miss Lindseybelle

      • Sam_Handwich

        bless her ham biscuits

        • bambinoitaliano

          You have not seen his ham biscuits yet. It ain’t a blessing.

      • Cuberly Deux

        What’s up with the sudden courting of Miss Lindsay and Rand Paul?

        Why do I think there’s Trumpcare 3.0 on the horizon.

    • DaddyRay

      Just think how much time you could spend on the golf course Donnie if you would just resign already

    • TampaDink

      It was just meetings! /sarcasm

    • paganguy

      Wouldn’t it be great if tomorrow’s headline read: It was Miss Scarlet… er… Lindseybell. With a 5-iron. On the Fairway of the 3rd hole.

      • Lars Littlefield

        . . . in the conservatory?

        • Tor

          Sure as hell was not in the non-existent library.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            It was an accident. He tripped, fell, and hit his head on the monument to the Revolutionary War battle that never happened.

    • pj

      its such good exercise.

  • anne marie in philly

    so bannon is sucking cruz’s cock now? ew.

  • Thorn Spike

    What a freakin’ freak show.

    Apologies to freaks.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve been to freak shows – carnally speaking.

      The GOP wishes…

  • cleos_mom

    This is going to make for some high-class entertainment.

  • DaddyRay

    I am sure Putin approves

  • David Walker

    I’m still kinda ODd on cute kittehs and adorable puppies, so I’ll post this. “Have I Got News For You” is a BBC concoction of comedy commentary on the news. I found it last spring and it’s back after a summer hiatus. The show runs a half hour, and a lot of it is about Theresa May and guys named Boris and Cameron. However, there are a few references for all 45 lovers and an amazing riff on the Dove soap scandal. So if you don’t care to watch it all, here are some suggested bits:
    01:10 – 01:42 45’s cheerleaders rehearsing and monkeys
    03:35 – 5:50 Lord Adonis (?) Don’t know him, but it’s a funny bit
    15:00 – 1640 The Dove commercial
    16:40 – 19:04 Gainsborough’s revenge on patron that stiffed him
    20:30 – 25:15 45 & Weinstein
    28:30 An excellent sight gag
    Enjoy. And happy weekend to all.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozuAcOtK1xY

    • JackFknTwist

      For many years I have loved ‘Have I Got News……”

      • David Walker

        Discovered it by accident on YouTube last spring, watched many of the back episodes, watched weekly until the season ended, and I’ve been searching YouTube for its return. Love it.

        • bobbybear.i.am

          HIGNFY is a great program. I used to have almost the whole series all the way back to the beginning saved on my hard drive. But Political humor gets dated real fast and I did a purge.

        • JackFknTwist

          They show many back episodes and highlights on BBC under the title :
          “Have I got Old News For You.”

      • JWC

        Why cannot ANYUS broadcast produce a similar program America is way to Up Tight

        • Lars Littlefield

          We have Samantha Bee.

          • Canadian Observer

            No, you got Samantha Bee, born in Canada though.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Just found out today that she lives right here in our neighborhood.

    • whollyfool

      This is fantastic! Thanks for the pointer.

    • another_steve

      I’m an avid lover of British TV humor. I watch as much of it on PBS as I can.

      British comedy is so superior to what’s produced here in the states. A lot of it is obviously the brilliant writing, but the performers are also a major difference. I mean, you have a caliber of performance in the average Brit sitcom that’s very very rare here in our shows.

  • tbj5

    Literal Fascist shit.

    This isn’t even arguable at this point.

  • Mike

    Delusions of grandeur, just like his old boss. If we could only figure out how to make the American country mice less likely to embrace grandiose fascist psychos, we might be able to keep things together around here.

    • Canadian Observer

      Don’t mistake delusions of grandeur with the all the more common Delusions of Adequacy.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • David Walker

      Won’t watch, but I’m curious…any hiccups or frequent nose rubbing? It’s hard to imagine him just being satisfied to address the rubes; I would think that challenge would need a couple of preliminary swigs.

      • Tulle Christensen

        hiccups and runny nose are a sign of snorting heroin

        • another_steve

          Some medical experts have noted that Trump’s snorting into the mic (more obvious sometimes than other times) is, shall we say, not incompatible with cocaine use.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Any belches? Farts?

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Oh, look, another war. Everything’s always a war to these people.

    • geoffalnutt

      Especially Bannon! He wants to destroy the world and be Raptured up to Jeebee.

  • Max_1

    Why not the “little man” Marco?

    • David Walker

      Little man Marco has turned the brandied Bannon down on the sexual favors thing. One has only so much time, and it looks like the boozed Bannon’s clock is running down. Clock, that is.

  • The_Wretched

    I’m guessing Stevie B is still upset he didn’t get martial law in chicago back in week 3 of this admin.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Have another drink, Steve. Have a couple. At least.

    • JWC

      Not making any type of equivalancy observation in the least but it was said that Churchill popped the stopper on his second bottle at 1030

      • Elsewhere1010

        And Elizabethan ladies had a full pint of beer for breakfast. It had something to do with really bad water and really great beer.

  • JCF
  • safari
    • another_steve

      No reason to doubt those accounts.

      Trump exhibits zero curiosity. That’s pretty obvious from his performance in the White House. A recurring theme of the leaks from those who’ve been in his presence is how uninformed on any given policy matter he is.

      I once read a definition of bigotry that I like: “Bigotry is the absence of curiosity.” When you think about it, it’s true. Bigotry is essentially the wholesale buying into of stereotypes, without any curiosity on the part of the bigot to delve below the surface.

      Describes the orange sexual predator, doesn’t it?

  • greenmanTN

    OT, but I’ve mentioned here before how I used to own a used book store. I’ve been going through a bunch of old things in storage and found a few pictures of it. The building it was in was part of the reason the store failed. (The city tearing up the street for 6 mos didn’t help.) It was a little house made of pink granite and was PERFECT for a book store, like an English cottage in Houston. The location wasn’t great (busy commuter street but not a lot of businesses nearby) but I was in love with the building so I did it anyway. I drew Edward Gorey figures on corrugated plastic and put them outside each day. (Don’t know why the photo orientation is messed up. ) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c22a2aa2e28471146df9a8cc821677997fbea76e62c36e1188489a1a99694e9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e224aa8f262d1e4cd08a669c508d784ed1e8e7b501bfb69f6c90fee0e9abe0eb.jpg

    • Dazzer

      Absolutely beautiful.

    • whollyfool

      Wonderful! I wish I could have visited it.

      Love Edward Gorey, too.

    • another_steve

      Lovely. Thanks for posting that, greenman.

      I sometimes wonder whether there’ll be bound printed books a hundred years from now. There’s a cogent ecological argument for eliminating them. More and more of my friends own those “Kindle”-type devices. They say they like them.

      • greenmanTN

        I never thought I’d go for e-books, but I have, at least for fiction. They’re just so convenient! You don’t have to build shelves for them, box them and move them, you can get them from the library without even leaving home…

        • safari

          The e-ink used on many of the displays also works nicely in direct sun, like a regular book and unlike our current screens on other devices.

          • greenmanTN

            There are definite drawbacks. It fails 2 out 3 of the bed, bath, and beach criteria.

            I use an iPad, which doesn’t do e-ink, so reading outside is still a problem, and you can’t just leave it laying around (like the beach) or it will get stolen. I used to love to read in the bath but no way am I taking my tablet in there!

      • cleos_mom

        Imagine someone trying to access the information in your Kindle a hundred years from now.

        • another_steve

          Long before then there’ll be 100 percent secure devices of all kinds. Zero chance of getting hacked. We’re no where near that today, but it’s coming. Market dynamics will drive security software to perfection.

          Businesses getting hacked as they do today – another major corporation every day, it seems – is an untenable situation for Corporate America. Too many customers fleeing. Too much money lost. A tipping point will be reached and the security software will be perfected.

          A bit like corporate inaction re global warming.

          When global warming starts to severely impact Big Business’s profits, that’s when you’ll see serious steps to stop further environmental damage.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Data security is like anti-auto-theft devices. The best you can hope for is to stay one step ahead of the amateurs.

    • PickyPecker

      That’s SO lovely. The building as well as the figures you created. We have much in common.

    • fkevin
      • greenmanTN

        Thanks! I don’t know if you can easily tell from the pictures, but there was a protruding bay window (what the banner is attached to) with a crenellated top, like a little castle. I loved that little house!

        • Dazzer

          The cottage is a thing of beauty. But I hope you had a large and constantly fired oven in the kitchen to deal with the pesky brats who came to your door claiming they’d been abandoned in the woods by their parents.

        • Snarkaholic

          So do I! Do you have any pics of the interior?

          • greenmanTN

            I do… somewhere. I’ve been going through boxes and those, along with other photos not of the store, were randomly thrown in a box. If/when the others turn up I’ll post them. There was a fireplace in the front room made of the same pink stone (which was pinker than those pics look). I was told by an older neighbor that the builder of the house got the stone for free. During WWII the US sent ships to Italy full of people, tanks, equipment, etc and for the return trip they loaded the hold with stone to act as ballast, and they just dumped it in Galveston. The builder just went there and loaded up the stone. The exterior walls were at least a foot thick. (The photos are a bit curled, which is why the house looks a little odd. The house isn’t curved, the picture is!)

          • Snarkaholic

            Thanks.

  • Max_1
    • paganguy

      Maybe Congress is just waiting to put together a hearing to investigate it. And they’ll look at his emails too. hahahahahaha

    • TampaDink

      Had they died under Obama or Clinton’s watch…..the rethugs would have already formed investigative committees. But….on the other hand, the sitting president (O or C) would have publicly acknowledged their deaths with deep sympathy for their family, friends & the entire military family.
      But under the dotard, it is just too soon to mention, out of respect for the bullets that gave their lives.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He can’t pronounce the country’s name.

      • Dazzer

        The way he pronounces it involves adding an extra ‘g’.

        • JCF

          And he thinks one of the four killed is one.

      • orion dumptee

        he thinks its a suburb of hoboken

      • Todd20036

        I’d bet real money he’d think it was pronounced “N***er”

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        He can’t pronounce it the way he’d like to.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Someone’s trying to overstate their influence, hard. What are you going to do, find psychos to run? Okay, that’s easy, but psychos don’t fundraiser well, and is your barely lit web site going to fund them? No.

  • Max_1
    • Todd20036

      I’ve seen that too. It’s why I stay away even from “mainstream media”. CNN is now just Fox-lite these days.

      • Ninja0980

        They were even worse then Fox on the Weinstein story.

        • Todd20036

          I heard. CNN isn’t the CNN I used to love back in the 90s.

          • Ninja0980

            Not even close.

      • Lizard

        I desperately want to trust them and give them the benefit of the doubt, but they keep hiring asshole conservative commentators…

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Max_1
  • Max_1

    How dare Corker mock a sitting President… Eh?
    BIRTHER, BIRTHER, BIRTHER, BIRTHER, BIRTHER, BIRTHER.

  • andrew

    The traditional Republican establishment or what’s left of it should take on the challenge of Bannon and the extreme right and do all out battle with them for the soul of the Republican Party. That would take courage and that is something in short supply among most of the so called traditional Republicans. All of this seems to be good news for the Democratic Senators up for reelection in 2018.

    • greenmanTN

      They should but I wouldn’t hold my breath. The truth of the matter is that by using wedge issues, God, guns, and gays (plus misogyny/abortion, racism and xenophobia), these people ARE the Republican base. They cynically used those issues to lure these people in but now the monster they created has broken loose.

      • JWC

        I am not at all sure American knows what it wants. It has been herded to one corner being told what it does not want by a small vocal group. American has both lost its way and its voice It has corrupted itself by thinking only “Whats in it for me”

    • safari

      I’m literally thinking of having a sandwhich delivered to me for dinner instead of wandering in the rain to the store.

  • Max_1

    Values Voter Summit = Spiritual Vampires Preying on Our Souls

  • Max_1
    • Canadian Observer

      Too thin to be Steve Bannon.

      • kanehau

        Black makes everyone look taller and thinner.

        • Todd20036

          Not the Huckabee klan

    • cleos_mom

      He sure knows how to accessorize.

    • Todd20036

      Too sexy to be Bannon

      • Steverino

        Bannon is like The Grim Reaper, but without the charm.

        • Snarkaholic

          …and doesn’t smell nearly as nice!

  • William

    The short film ‘A Night at the Garden’ could be a Trump rally.

    https://vimeo.com/237489146

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hey guys, for those of you who commented about my comment being removed, Joe didn’t remove it, I did. While the sentiment I posted was the one I wanted to impart, upon quick reflection I realized that it could be used by our enemies as fodder for their cause. Further, I felt it was too egregious and could potentially harm Joe’s site, so out of respect for Joe and to prevent any possible screencap type usage on the part of those who would harm us, I removed it. I am as fallible as any other and, at times, I am quick to post without truly examining what’s being posted. Thankfully, my brain tends to shift into gear quickly so that I can correct the error. Cheers.

    • PickyPecker

      I didn’t get to see it. Damn, I miss all the fun.

      • Lazycrockett

        ditto

        • Max_1

          Thritto…

          • Cuberly Deux

            …queertto!

          • Max_1

            I miss the Moses Twinkie…

          • Cuberly Deux

            🙁

            I was considering the canned unicorn meat avatar but I keep getting asked about the twinkies one…lol…

          • Snarkaholic

            Kinko!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I will say only this, it involved a violent fantasy involving one Mr. Paddock and I’ll leave it at that.

    • canoebum

      Don’t worry about it. Ever since the election I’ve awoken each morning with mayhem on my mind. It’s the new normal. Any rational person could look at human history and see how situations like our current one have been dealt with in the past… Coucesceau, Mussolini, Louis XVI. It’s human nature. Self preservation.

    • cleos_mom

      Didn’t see it but I’ve removed the content from more than one of my own posts.

    • CB

      You seem like a great guy, Jean-Marc, and I always appreciate hearing what you have to say. Even more the integrity and self-editing!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • PickyPecker

    OT: Hey…….didn’t Joe promise a post with pics from the Ali Forney shindig last nite? Or was that something the Absolut planted in my head?

    • TampaDink

      I presumed that I’d missed it. Maybe he’s still hanging out with Maxine Waters.

      • kevin vincent

        If i am to be honest I am not a fan of her. She’s too much of a showboat for my tastes

        • TampaDink

          Compared to hair furor, she comes across as reserved, in my opinion.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Yeah, she goes around showboating her humanity, compassion, intelligence, humor and no-nonsense approach.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Some Texas Republican with courage should primary Ted Cruz.

  • Greenscreen

    Let’s all cheer the coming GOP civil war! Bannon and his nutjob candidates (like crazy Roy Moore) will take the party down. A suicide pact if there ever was one.

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      If you want Roy Moore to lose and you don’t live or vote in Alabama, you can still contribute to his opponent – who, despite what the national Democratic establishment may think, at least has the courage to run:

      https://dougjonesforsenate.com

      If he’s running against Roy Moore and welcomes your contribution, that ought to be enough reason to supplement your cheer with some money.

  • safari

    Hurricane Ophelia is now a major hurricane (category 3, winds at 115 mph)

    • Dazzer

      Ugh.

      We’re expecting her in Scotland and Ireland later this week. It won’t be as bad as you’ve had it in the US, but it’s going to be nasty.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        I hope you’re in the east. It looks like Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll & Bute, and Highlands will get a beating.

        • Dazzer

          I’m down in London, so we’re protected.

          I really don’t envy the people who are going to have to take the full brunt of it, though.

          I know it sounds and looks weird, but it’s at times like that that I feel both humbled and lucky to share an island with the people who consistently display such strength.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            We stayed in Ft William/Loch Gilphead/Oban on the heels of a destructive winter storm. While the south was almost paralyzed, they were going about their business as if it were another November day for the most part. Everywhere smelled much heavier of coal/peat than usual because mains power was down, but that was it. There was going to be lots of work clearing lost timber, but they were glad to have it.

      • William

        Is there a Trump golf club in the path of the storm?

    • safari
  • justme

    Hey Stevie…

    ..and when the GOP voters bitch slap you!
    Never elected ..
    Never cared…

  • Max_1
    • Max_1

      $4.88mm/month
      To subvert the election.

    • William

      Good, this guy is pure evil.

  • 2guysnamedjoe
    • Cuberly Deux

      Desperation, after his comedic primary run?

      I will NEVER tire of the trap door thingy.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/faa2228dbdf718f44993674fc821c1aea909609b853b369feefe75b7438633d9.gif

      • The_Wretched

        Ted saw it a movie and decided he had to have people fall for his pleasure.

    • greenmanTN

      Al Franken on Ted Cruz: “You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz.”

      Lindsay Graham on Ted Cruz: “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.”

    • ultragreen

      They are both religious fanatics.

  • Max_1
  • TheManicMechanic

    Barkeep? One whiskey and polonium for our dear friend Steve! It should help with those gin blossoms.

    • Todd20036

      His liver could handle it. What’s a little polonium to that toxic waste dump?

      • TheManicMechanic

        A Superfund site?

  • JT

    OT

    Former drug company CEO and recently-convicted felon Martin Shkreli says there are some “bright sides” to prison life, and that he has become involved in mentoring his fellow inmates

    “There are some bright sides. I am teaching these prisoners some new things

    I bet they’re teaching you some new things too.

    • JWC

      like the words”take it Bitch”

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        Do you really believe in prison rape?

        • Dazzer

          Thank you. A point made with gentility, but strength.

        • JWC

          My views on the subject are irrelevant. Does it happen , have no clue but suspect so More over they fucked up in society so I really do not care

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      He’s already started working on time off for good behavior.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Claims the friendless sociopath that doesn’t do interpersonal anything with anyone.

  • JWC
  • Lazycrockett
    • another_steve

      Imagine him as President of the United States. Makes my little heart go pitter-patter with delight. Smart. Progressive. Articulate. Attractive. Openly queer.

      But the surname. The surname.

      I worry.

      • TampaDink

        I had worried that Obama’s surname would prevent him from winning and look how well that turned out.

  • JT

    OT

    Netflix original Mindhunter with our own Jonathan Groff starts out with a distance shot of full frontal male nudity (not Groff) and the lines:

    “What do you see?”
    “I see that you’re naked. I see that you’re cold.”

    Later we do get to see Mr. Groff’s lovely posterior.

  • Adam King

    Crazy Man Bites Off Own Nose!

    • greenmanTN

      Says, “Take that, face!”

  • Ken M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUaZrvsN0Mk Laugh In looks at political issues in the late 60’s. It’s election time, and scary how much still applies. Start at 1:30 to miss the song. It is a little long, but great for a break.

    • another_steve

      Lol. Fun seeing a young Lily Tomlin.

      Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was pretty cutting-edge back in the day. Even bordered on risqué, occasionally.

      So many fabulous comic performers in it.

      • Ken M

        Glad you liked it. I’m in a mood I guess. There’s more of their politics down the page, including some Ernestine.

        • TampaDink

          When I met Ms. Tomlin she struck an Ernestine pose for me.
          I told her than when I was in 2nd grade that I had a Laugh-In lunchbox. She never knew that they existed. I wish I’d kept it…it would be a collectors item that could bring in some serious cash….even without the thermos, which had gotten broken….as almost all of them did back then.

  • safari

    Donald is tweeting his backing of Virginia’s GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.

    • Treant

      Good, then when the Dem wins he can have another “I’m Unloved” meltdown and cancellation of policies that will just add to the “I’m Unloved” problem.

  • TampaDink

    O/T:(from the Orlando Sentinel)
    Deputies: Former GOP staffer shot 13 times in bed; suspect had blood on hands and feet
    Nick Corvino, 30, had gunshot wounds to his back, head and legs, according to an arrest affidavit.
    He was murdered by his long time friend & roommate…who has a history of mental illness…and, of course, legal access to guns.
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-nick-corvino-homicide-folo-20171013-story.html

    • safari

      Is this where we get to make up conspiracy theories?

      • TampaDink

        Don’t be ridiculous! As people who are not conservative republicans we have no right to even speculate about the murder of a former trump campaign staffer. THAT would be entirely disrespectful & irresponsible. Who do you think this poor victim is, Seth Rich?
        /sarcasm.

      • Ken M

        Roommate was 15 years older. Told the sheriff’s office that he “sometimes has homicidal thought of killing young men, but has never acted on them.” Yes, those are his words. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/14/former-trump-campaigner-and-rubio-intern-shot-13-times-while-sleeping.html 4 day old news BTW.

        • TampaDink

          I realized that the news was already old news, but I hadn’t recalled reading about it until today.

          • Ken M

            Pretty scary by itself. I guess the GOP wanted to keep it under wraps. Too many “I wonder ifs.”

          • TampaDink

            My point of curiosity falls into…was this a romantic relationship?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Live by the mentally ill roommate with access to guns.
      Die by the mentally ill roommate with access to guns.

    • Treant

      Thoughts and prayers.

      • TampaDink

        They mean so much.

      • bkmn

        Send some for me too, I’m out.

        • TampaDink

          and proud!

    • JT

      Put firearms in the hands of every crazy person. That’s what the 2nd Amendment says!

      • TampaDink

        And then they just hope & pray that the weapons are never injured… and they hold a moment of silence in memory of all of the fallen ammo, especially the rounds that gave their life without taking one.

    • The_Wretched

      I read a follow up on the Vegas shoot and the article said both that he died by shooting himself in the head and that his brain was normal on visual inspection. 1. huh? normally head shots do bad things to brains 2. like a visual inspection tells you anything about someone’s mental health.

      • TampaDink

        I agree….that report makes no sense at all.

  • teeveedub

    I didn’t think it was possible for Steve Bannon to look any more pickled and dissolute. Then I saw clips of this speech in HD.

    • TampaDink

      Isn’t it odd that someone can appear to be pickled & decomposing at the same time. I guess that formaldehyde is not his drink of choice.

      • bkmn

        I think he is rotting from the inside out and has been for some time. I feel sorry for whoever is his housekeeper.

      • JWC

        only cuz the lysol bottle was empty

        • TampaDink

          I wonder if he drinks his lysol neat or on the rocks.

          • JWC

            Ona rock

          • TampaDink

            A crack rock, probably.

          • JWC

            Never liked the prick. Him and the Mercers thot they could use donny to steer the GOPs into there cesspool Now the GOP is close to being ruderless

          • TampaDink

            They are evil…the worst kind of evil…with money & power.

          • Snarkaholic

            Via enema bag?

  • ian

    This may be good news for Democrats, but Dems are consistent in their ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. And, unless gerrymandering is reversed in GOP held districts it will not make any difference who the GOP candidate is. So it’s up to SCOTUS, or rather Kennedy to fix this. But I’m not hopeful.

  • Frostbite

    Unleash the drones!

    • TampaDink

      And release the hounds.

  • boatboy_srq

    If the stakes weren’t so high it’d be fun watching the Reichwing eat their own.

    Does bourbon go with popcorn?

    • TampaDink

      Bourbon goes with everything.

  • Natty Enquirer

    OT: Producer Harvey Weinstein expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/14/media/academy-weinstein-academy/index.html

    • TampaDink

      Good.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      One very, tiny, miniscule step for womankind, one giant leap at deflecting from the real problem.

      • SoCalGal20

        Since people, including women, have been requesting the Academy revoke his Oscar for Best Picture, this may be a step toward that. Anyway, he won’t be able to vote for the Academy Awards anymore!

        • Reality.Bites

          I can’t imagine that’s the thing he’s most upset about losing.

          Could you imagine though, a gay man being punished by not being able to watch them anymore?

          • Karl Dubhe

            Yah, actually. As I’ve never paid them any attention at all, I can imagine not watching anymore of them quite easily. 🙂

            Movies? Last one I saw was ‘Hidden Figures’, I’m reading the book now.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Believe me, it’s definitely a good first step…for me, it just seems like this is as far as Hollywood will be willing to go. That said, I will be thrilled to be proven wrong. I hope this is just the beginning.

          • SoCalGal20

            Yeah, we’ll see. Not holding my breath or anything but hopefully some real and positive change will happen out of this.

    • The_Wretched

      Good – how about the rest of them. I’m sure there’s more than one rapey producer in Hollywood.

      • Snarkaholic

        Including one who produces shows for a certain children’s TV network (hint: Rhymes with Ran Rider.)

  • Hue-Man

    NYT David Brooks on Friday night’s PBS Newshour.

    DAVID BROOKS: Yes, well, I had a chance to talk to Bannon last week.

    And he’s thinking on a different time frame than Donald Trump is. He’s thinking in terms of centuries. It’s like talking to Lenin in 1905 or something like that. He is thinking, well, we had the Buchanan moment, the Palin moment. Trump, that’s a moment, but we’re going to have a lot more moments.

    And he is thinking 50 years ahead. And it is to take over the Republican Party with populists, and to scare John Barrasso in Wyoming, because he’s like the most normal, safest conservative Republican. And if you can scare even a Barrasso, then you can scare them all.

    And so he has got this world historical view stretching out 50 years. I hope he’s wrong, but he might be — he might be right.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/shields-brooks-trump-dismantling-obamas-achievements-puerto-rico-need/

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Bannon is right, unfortunately. Too bad lazy corporate (liberal) media won’t listen – again!

      There are so, so many stories of real people getting screwed by the system.

      And if Hillary had won the election, no reporter would have bothered to take a look. at the concerns of real people.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/union-jobs-mexico-rexnord.html

      Trump is right, unfortunately. Sad!

    • Cuberly Deux

      Why is there this persistent need to cast Bannon as some sort of prophetic figure? He’s an arsonist that wants to populate the government with easily manipulated fellow arsonists. How is this any different than the tea-party? It isn’t, except the racism isn’t confined to a select minority within the crazy, now it’s blatantly part of their platform.

      50 years ahead my ass.

      …and how many of those politicos swept into office in the tea-bagger wave have proven to be corrupt, ignorant, hard core wack-a-doo religio-nutz? How many have had major scandals or other self-imposed problems?

      • Hue-Man

        Because no one believes Trump (=moron) could strategize his election win, Bannon has been designated the Grand Architect. Given that, what is his next step?

        “corrupt, ignorant, hard core wack-a-doo religio-nutz” – bug or feature?

        Bannon won’t live to see his plan executed but presumably he’s got slimy acolytes to see it through. America is in deep doo-doo – Citizens United has truly destroyed democracy.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’m reminded of how the Nazis thought they’d be around for 1000 years. I think Bannon is a crafty bastard BUT I also think he pisses people off when he doesn’t have to and he’s a goddamn slob who doesn’t get why other bastards don’t fawn all over him. I don’t like Turtleface but Bitch MItch has no reason to do Bannon any favors.

        Trump has already pissed off a lot of industries including the tech industry, various sectors of the health industries, a ton of federal employees, various intelligence agencies and a lot of Christians who aren’t complete monsters are bugging away from at least the label evangelical because it’s so tainted by hypocrisy and cruelty and Nazism.

    • JCF

      Bannon will be lucky if he lasts another 5 years.

      • TrollopeReader

        send him another 1/5 …..straight bourbon, i think …

  • Richard B

    I agree there is a time and a season for everything.
    May the coming Republican civil war Bannon is planning break the party apart into many small fragments and we can stamp them out like scurrying little roaches they are.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Cuberly Deux

      Did you read where Harvey’s brother claims he was unaware of how bad things were? The company was doing payouts to some of the victims and we’re supposed to believe that?

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Yeah, I read that and thought “come on, we’re not all Trump and Bernie supporters, some of us actually have brain cells”

        yeah, I threw in that little dig, why not? 🙂

        • ultragreen

          Too bad those brain cells aren’t functioning.

        • Todd20036

          The Berned bros are gonna be MAD!!!

          I blocked most of them.

          • TampaDink

            Most of them were always “mad” in once sense of the word.
            But then again, that could be just me & how I think. ;-p

          • Treant

            It’s great to see a comment about Bernie and “This user is blocked” below it. I know in my heart I saved myself time reading Russian-backed bullshit.

        • The_Wretched

          Because it’s shitty?

          Because if you’re going to make moral arguments you need clean hands?

      • Dazzer

        Bob Weinstein is also strenuously denying that he’s the one who leaked so many of the details to the Times.

        A number of journalists on the newspaper have remarked that Bob is such a scamp and has a puckish sense of humour.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Eventually, they eat their own.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      They might as well nom Dracula/Hannibal Lecter for 2020.

    • Dazzer

      The current Republicans make the Donner Party look like vegans.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Squeeeee! So looking forward to this. It sorta looks darker though….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ZXOOLMJ8s

  • kladinvt

    So these Fundies, are perfectly OK with Bannon saying he respects “Satan”?
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/politics/steve-bannon-donald-trump-hollywood-reporter-interview/index.html

    • Steverino

      Yes. Selling one’s soul is like that.

    • JCF

      IOKIYAR.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s part of the ends justifies the means for the evangelical (nutjob) religious right. They also embrace lying for jesus.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • TampaDink

      He makes it sound as if rising premiums are a good thing. Maybe that is just another one of the countless words that he doesn’t know the meaning.

      • McSwagg

        When you have the mindset of a predatory capitalist, rising premiums and deductibles ARE a good thing, for him and his cronies.

        • TampaDink

          I suspect that his tweets are not really directed to or devoured by capitalist….but to his base….which for the most part a not wealthy. Just white, religious with a sense of entitlement & no sense of irony.

          • Reality.Bites

            Indeed – most of his plans are terrible for business.

            The auto industry is not a fan of his NAFTA plans.

          • TampaDink

            His base are just giddy every time he signs an executive order that reverses or dismantles anything accomplished by his predecessor.

          • Reality.Bites

            Nice to remember they’re dying off and he’s going to help them die quicker.

          • TampaDink

            Unfortunately, they are not the only demographic who will die sooner than need be, based on his executive orders & general behavior.

          • Snarkaholic

            This – and the insurance Executive Order – can be construed as “stealing from the WRONG people”….and that could have very negative consequences for him.

      • safari

        An earlier tweet has him giddy that the insurance company stocks are going down.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          True that and, of course, I made sure to comment…..

          https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/919240943957692421

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            Perhaps you should forward it to a ton of insurance companies’ Twitter accounts.

        • TampaDink

          He really doesn’t give a fuck about anyone but himself.

        • CB

          He probably shorted them before making the announcement.

      • Snarkaholic

        Just like golf…he brags that he always gets the highest score!

    • JT

      He deserves all the abuse he can get. He’s such a fucking monster.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: When prison inmates are more generous in spirit than freaking Trump in regards to Hurricane Harvey:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-inmates-donate-nearly-dollar54000-for-hurricane-harvey-relief

    Thousands of inmates in Texas prisons donated the funds saved in their commissary accounts to aid efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to the New York Times. In total, 6,663 inmates donated $53,863 to the American Red Cross after the hurricane caused devastating flooding throughout the state in August, according to figures compiled by the Criminal Justice Department. “There wasn’t a person within the prison system who didn’t know a hurricane was going on,” Jason Clark, a spokesperson for the Criminal Justice Department, told the New York Times. “Texans are generous people,” he said. Many inmates tend to have less than $5 in their accounts, but some inmates who had saved up more gave hundreds of dollars to recovery efforts, Clark said.

    • Adam King

      Too bad they wasted it on the fucking Red Cross. Most went to upkeep on the Red Cross officials’ summer homes.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Yeah, I wish they had chosen a different charity as well.

      • KnownDonorDad

        Which charity or charities would you recommend? Asked honestly, not snarkily.

      • AJ Drew

        I suspect their choices were limited.

    • BobSF_94117

      “Texans are generous people,”

      If Texans were generous people, their prison population could afford to donate more than $10 on average.

  • Silver Badger

    Bannon is going to destabilize the Republican party? How sad. Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. /s

    • Lazycrockett

      That is not how the winds are blowing. Moderate Republicans are the ones retiring or not seeking re election. Bannon could very well take the party further to the right. The base is up for it.

      • greenmanTN

        I try to stay away from melodrama, but if this keeps up it’s going to be a battle for the soul of the country.

      • Reality.Bites

        OTOH, more extreme senate candidates may move some races into the win column for the Dems.

        Yes, most of them will get elected, but ALL Republicans are Nazis or Nazi enablers at this point.

        There are no good Nazis. There are no good Nazi enablers. As far as I’m concerned, at this point Susan Collins is as much a traitor to the United States as Roy Moore.

        You get the fuck out of the party and sit as an independent.

  • Lazycrockett

    This is why these vultures should not be supported by any Democrat.

    https://twitter.com/emigre80/status/919267288569864192

    • SoCalGal20

      Fuck you, Jane Sanders. I hope the FBI charges you with a frlony for cheating your college out of money.

      • Ninja0980

        I concur.

    • JT

      Haven’t you caused enough damage to the country?

    • Bryan

      No no no no no, Bernie get the hell out of politics you worthless Naderite. It’s your fault we’re in this mess. You don’t get to Susan Sarandon your way out of this.

    • safari

      Her last hurrah before being tried for fraud?

    • Treant

      Honestly, at this point she should put her head down and try to stay out of the limelight. Until after her trial. On a felony.

      Two, let Bernie run in 2020. His support has eroded, people who supported him this time wouldn’t dream of doing it next time, and two more states moved from caucus to primary due to the highlighted problems (including outright intimidation) shown during them.

      He’d lose to Booker by more than he lost to Clinton, and that’s saying something…because Booker would be a lousy candidate.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/Gus_802/status/919342181114003456

    So basically fuck working black single women.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, that dog whistle of identity politics is a nice way of telling POC, LGBT folks etc that we need to shut up.

      • Tread

        Part and parcel of Bernie’s stick. He disavowed people of color during his campaign and then came out of the election whining how Democrats have lost the white working class and only he can bring them back into the fold. It’s fucking gross.

    • JCF

      Yup.

  • Lamb Urgini

    This is an upcoming thing …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJy6d-uUYB0

    • Natty Enquirer

      Looks good. The “majesty” music under the trailer is a bit over the top, though.

      • I think Meghan Markle should use it when she walks down the aisle to marry Prince Harry — which I hope will be at Westminster Abbey and not the oh-so-common St. George’s Chapel in Windsor (so what if it is her #2, it is his number #1 and that is what counts).

        • JCF

          I don’t usually ship real people, I but I do Meghan & Harry, so hard! Just to picture “National Front” (or whatever these POS racists call themselves these days) heads EXPLODE when the blood of Mother Africa unites to their ginger Prince: fun, Fun, FUN! >;-D

  • Lazycrockett
    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Oh, jeez. Also, why the hell is the GOP never flogged with the fact they have members like this? I bet the GOP base will try to make him out to be secretly a Democrat, Muslim or blubber that obviously he was totally a rare outlier who was obviously insane.

    • JT

      It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world … but for Lake County, Indiana?

    • AJ Drew

      Well, his career trajectory took a turn. (and yet per those photos, he looks equally at home in both. Heh.)

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: someone made a Rick & Morty parody porno and this is the trailer. It looks so terrible quality-wise that I figure a few here might get a few laughs. To be on the safe side, just don’t watch it at work.

    https://youtu.be/pv_CSarZsYE

    • greenmanTN

      The one that got away: Years I saw a video called Butt Boys From Outer Space in a store and did not rent it. It looked pretty low budget, but what if it was a comedic jem and I missed it?!

      • AJ Drew

        I once stumbled upon a vid titled “Supertwatular” which, per the cover photo, seemed to feature vampire vixen versions of Sam and Dean. Hmm. Well, starting with the horrible attempt at a parody title…

        https://media.giphy.com/media/ECupm06VjFyOk/giphy.gif

        • safari

          Supernatural was noted as having Sam / Dean slash fic up on the web the mornin after its pilot aired.

          • AJ Drew

            Well, the actors don’t even look like brothers, so it’s cool.

          • AJ Drew

            The self-referential bits (and episodes) of Supernatural have always been well-done.

  • Stubenville
  • billbear1961

    At what point do you make it clear that you will NOT accept the authority of fascists–supremacists who reject the tenets of genuine democracy and wish to strip MILLIONS of their civil rights, perhaps of their physical liberty, even, at some point, of their LIVES–in what is supposed to be a truly FREE society?

    No, Hitler and his followers are NOT acceptable–I will not recognize their authority at ANY level of government, in any branch of government, in any circumstances.

    Crime is still crime, evil is still evil, even if fools and monsters vote for it, even if it comes to power by democratic means, even if the criminals in power and their henchmen in the media say otherwise.

    Do I make myself clear? Is this a concept difficult to grasp? Does it really require further clarification??

    • AJ Drew

      Well, on the other hand, Bannon’s attempt at rebranding himself as Che seems unlikely to spur a revolution, or even t-shirt sales.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d996c0805715647c0af630f7206f086d80d0c4726d625fcbe7d17a07d28ac0d.jpg

      • billbear1961

        He fancies himself a Lenin–or Che–of the right.

        • AJ Drew

          My point exactly, Bill, and it won’t happen. Oh, I know how much shit *has* happened that realllllly should not ever have happened already, but Bannon can’t play pro-DT WH executive AND then full-tilt to anti-DT rebel revolutionary. It won’t work.

          • billbear1961

            But DT is on Bannon’s side, and Bannon says, “DT is really one of us.”

            Remember that the Alabama fascists who voted for Moore said they still love DT. They just ignore his wishes when they don’t suit them.

            It’s being said now that DT can’t control his own followers.

            The beast is off the leash, AJ.

          • AJ Drew

            Eh, Bannon is, at best, sending mixed messages, which I’ll grant is his forte, but all this (planned or not) chaos going on is, I truly believe, causing fatigue amongst the GOP base.

            As a microcosm example, my local municipal elections had abysmal voter turnout, and I feared because that has *always* meant GOP wins, BUT it turned out to be an across the ticket win for DEMS because REP voter turnout was historically low… though still an awful stat, more DEM voters than expected actually did vote. So… even if we DEMs aren’t “getting out the vote” any more (or abysmally less) than expected, the expected REP voters did not show.

            Plus, DT’s numbers are low, and finally (finally!) his recent antics are not being soft-pedaled by even local media. (rem: I’m in NC. I usually am mortified by the comments on local news web sites, but there’s a sudden shift here.)

            I’m cautiously optimistic that DT’s implosion will be complete. If it’s his supporters’ fatigue that turns things DEM here, so be it. BUT, I do wish we had a strong DEM leader emerging now. We don’t, and I don’t know why… that IS concerning.

          • billbear1961

            Thanks, AJ–this IS encouraging, in so many ways.

            As for the lack of Dem leadership, they EXASPERATE me.

            If they were competent and not afraid to fight, we’d almost certainly have the GOP in full retreat on all fronts!

          • AJ Drew

            The lack of DEM potential POTUS contenders is confounding. Where da fook are our previous potential stars? Have Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker overstepped somehow, and if so even right/wrong… Why aren’t new stars stepping up?

      • billbear1961

        Good evening, AJ.

      • JT

        Is that one of Drumpf’s fake Renoirs he’s sitting under?

        • AJ Drew

          Just the frame; DT had the painting replaced with his Time cover.

      • fuzzybits

        He looks like someone’s Aunt Bernice waiting for his stories to come on.

        • AJ Drew

          Oh, Auntie Bee who’d shake her still-not melted ice cubes in her gin glass, demanding more gin. Yes. Yes!

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        Damn! Sarah Huckabee-Sanders is really letting herself go!

  • I predict a run on supplies of popcorn.

    Stock up now.

  • SoCalGal20

    Man, they can’t catch a break with those fires! New evacs in Sonoma.

    https://twitter.com/nbcla/status/919356166030942208

    • Vira

      Hurriflame.

    • AJ Drew

      David McNew had a lot of photos published of CA wildfires a few years ago. I don’t remember if it was him, or someone commenting about the images, but the phrase “terrible beauty” was used. It stuck with me. Because, of course what these images record is horrifying, but as photos, as art (if they were imagined, or manipulated,) are stunning. I dunno, perhaps it just makes it a welcome disconnect from the real human tragedy actually happening.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Fire is often beautiful and always fascinating.

    • Nychta

      I just watched this video. What devastation. The video description lists several organizations that are helping and that are accepting donations.
      https://youtu.be/Rdk4d74j3p8

    • JCF

      I’ve been seeing some heart-warming pet reunion stories, like this one:

      http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article178984901.html

      But you know there are lots of pets that didn’t make it (and/or may never be found). 🙁

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Not OT: To all the women who voted in Dump, you voted for people who would gladly make sure you didn’t get to vote because they think you’re too worthless to vote. And to any woman who would gladly deny voting rights to her gender to usher in the Republic of Gilead, you are a Serena Joy and deserve to feel as powerless and stupid as she does after she finds out her husband is doing all kinds of hypocritical shit behind her back and she can’t do SHIT to him because she voluntarily gave up the power to be able to do so.

    http://www.newsweek.com/alt-right-leader-richard-spencer-isnt-sure-if-women-should-be-allowed-vote-685048

    “White Nationalist Richard Spencer’s tiki torch rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his distant dream of forming a white ethnostate steal headlines, but his views about women—that their role in politics be shrunk down to a barely visible place that would be unrecognizable to almost anyone in modern America—is seldom highlighted.

    I spoke to Spencer this week, and in the context of a discussion about two documents that he admires, the American Naturalization Acts of 1790 and 1795, laws that once set out rules for the United States in limiting naturalization to only free white persons of good moral standing, I pointed out that the U.S. was a
    fundamentally different country at the turn of the 19th century. More specifically, I asked him if he wanted to return to a time in which women weren’t allowed to vote.

    “I’m not terribly excited about voting in general,” Spencer said. “I think that mass democracy is a bit of a joke to be honest.”

    I pressed him on the question again.

    “I don’t necessarily think that that’s a great thing,” Spencer said of women voting in U.S. elections.”

  • boobert

    Tiffany trump had a birthday party and none of the other trumps were there. I guess it was one of her best birthdays

    • Lazycrockett

      Not even a tweet from her loving brothers and sisters?

    • greenmanTN
      • Tiffany is going to Georgetown Law now in D.C. That place is hard. It will be interesting to see if she can survive the first year which is always difficult. They are not going to cut her any slack because she is the President’s daughter.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      She’s better off without them. Also she should get a good lawyer for the inevitable fight over the will and anything that happens to be left over.

      • Talisman

        The dumpster loves lawyers, and especially love making iron-clad legal documents that work in his favor. His will is going to be iron clad, and anyone who challenges it will be cut off.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I was thinking more along the lines of one of the older siblings being named executor and being slow about giving her what’s been named hers. So it’s less about challenging Dump but the other kids. Though I can’t see Dump giving Tiffany much as he highly favors the older kids.

          • Talisman

            The executor doesn’t have to be one of the kids. It’ll be another lawyer.

            If any of the kids is named executor, it’ll be Invanka, and she supposedly has a good relationship with Tiffany.

          • Reality.Bites

            I have a good relationship with lots of people I wouldn’t give any money to!

          • Lazycrockett

            Wasn’t the story last month that the originals were trying to already get drumpf not to give the spares anything to begin with.

        • AJ Drew

          Have ya met the ex-wives?

          Plus, Tiff seems to be a worthy underdog… patient… she’s willing to wait ’til the others undo themselves.

          • Talisman

            The ex-wives don’t matter. They have been given their settlements, and the lawyers will be sure to keep them out of it all.

      • Adam King

        She’ll be the only one left standing.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Mikey

      I think those reporters just like to pick countries with nice weather… if Jamaica and Costa Rica are on the top 10 but Canada isn’t ROFLMAO

      • Hue-Man

        Canada – 22 (down 4 since 2016)

        Several members of the press have been under police surveillance in Quebec in an attempt to uncover internal leaks.

        A VICE News reporter is currently fighting a court order compelling him to hand over communications with his source to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, while another journalist for The Independent is facing up to 10 years in prison for his coverage of protests against a hydroelectric project in Labrador.

        Journalists in the country are not currently protected by any “shield law” and legislation like controversial Bill C-51 uses national security as an excuse to chill free speech and expression online.

        • Mikey

          the thing is the particular examples you named have ALL been loudly criticized by both public and governmental figures. These aren’t “national” issues, but problems within certain local police jurisdictions.
          The journalist from the local paper “The Independent” was charged for damage above $5,000, not for coverage of the event. There IS a difference.

          I’m not defending the police actions here, I firmly believe in journalistic rights. But from that to having Jamaica, a crooked Caribbean banana republic be in the top 10 for journalistic freedom? ROFL. it is laughable.

          Also, as of mid-october, Canada should have a journalistic shield law in place. The Trudeau government has been a strong proponent of freedom of the press and equality.

          • Hue-Man

            Exactly! This was a copy/paste from Reports sans frontieres – it makes you wonder how they determine their rankings.
            The biggest threat to Canadian journalists is becoming unemployed as their employers go bankrupt. As the number of journalists decrease, the scrutiny of government actions decreases and democracy suffers.

    • Baltimatt

      Right behind Burkina Faso.
      https://rsf.org/en/ranking#

    • Baltimatt

      This information was released in April. Is Mr. Bremmer just finding this out???

      • Reality.Bites

        Fake news! Nambia isn’t on the list.

        • Baltimatt

          Number 24, the best in Africa.

          https://rsf.org/en/namibia

        • Baltimatt

          Oops, I missed your “Nambia” and read is as Namibia.

          • NightHawk/Marriage Guardian

            Hey Matt it’s Reece I hope you are alright, I just wanted to share with you that I just got into a new apartment and am going to be living there very shortly, I just have to get a bed and furniture and I will be on my way.

          • Baltimatt

            Very good. I’m glad to hear. I hope things go well with school and your new place.

          • NightHawk/Marriage Guardian

            By the way I’m always happy to talk with you

  • DaddyRay

    Two hot guys moved in a couple of doors up today. I must train the cat when he darts out the door to go over to their place. Think it might be too obvious to put a trail of cat treats leading to their door?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Depends. Do they have a cat?

      • DaddyRay

        They can borrow mine anytime they like

        • m_lp_ql_m

          That trail of cat treats could lead their cat to your door.

      • DaddyRay

        I didn’t see one but they may have had it locked away while moving stuff in

    • JT

      Train them to help with exercise.
      https://i.imgur.com/32Zug7s.gif

    • AJ Drew

      Fish oil capsules. With a pointy knife, poke a hole in one of the capsules. Casually walk by neighbors’ door, squeeze capsule.

      No guarantee that your cat will be the first to approach neighbors’ door. Suggest using food dye to write your phone number on your cat’s fur so you cat will be the first cat that neighbors notice and thus call you. You will take it from there with your appreciation for neighbors finding your lost cat.

      *I read this idea on Reddit or somewhere, no way I imagined this scenario so quickly myself. Thank you, and you’re welcome.

      • DaddyRay

        I could see their front door covered in cats

    • OdieDenCO

      go with tradition. take them a welcome to the neighborhood gift. Edible undies and scented oils are nice.

    • Adam King

      *pounding on door* “Have you seen my pussy?”

    • zhera

      Sneak up there in the middle of the night and smear some tuna on their door.

  • JT

    Another lying, hypocritical, wingnut scumbag.


    Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for
    U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary”
    from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because
    he did not want to be a financial burden.

    But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years.

    Whenthe charity couldn’t afford the full amount, Moore in 2012 was given a
    promissory note for back pay eventually worth $540,000 or an equal stake
    of the charity’s most valuable asset, a historic building in Montgomery, Ala., mortgage records show. He holds that note even now, a charity official said.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/undisclosed-deal-guaranteed-roy-moore-180000-a-year-for-part-time-work-at-charity/2017/10/11/5f56679e-a9de-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?utm_term=.c87324ab4773

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      He took an irregular salary. Technically not a lie, then. /s

  • Michael R

    ” Divorce Possible After Donald Learns Melania
    Is Involved With President Of U.S. Virgin Islands “

    • OdieDenCO

      HA!

  • Lazycrockett
  • Jim

    That guy can just go eat sooo much shit for all I care.

  • Galvestonian

    Destroy the Republican Party – shred them, make them into mincemeat, erase them from history, make them into tiny forgotten footnotes in obscure reference books long out of print and impossible to find anywhere – ummmmm, maybe the Vatican library might have some rather distant referral to a tome that was long lost that vagulely mentions a connection to something named Republicans and the United States.

  • fuzzybits
  • Leo
  • mr wonderful

    Bannon is fucking scary.
    I know some people who were at HBS with him
    He is (Boston words) wicked bright, and wicked awful

    • AJ Drew

      you pass the first Bawston test with mostly correct use of “wicked.” Next… phonetically spell “wicked” four ways, two meaning “very much so or ahwsome,” and two meaning “ahwful or very ahwful.”

      • m_lp_ql_m

        When I lived in Summaville, there was only “wikkid pissa.”

        • AJ Drew

          first correct reply for the win… “pissa” !

  • fuzzybits

    I know I quit watching any Seinfeld reruns a long time ago. http://time.com/4573689/stephen-bannon-seinfeld/

    • Talisman

      I was never a fan of Seinfeld. I hated the few episodes I watched during the original run, and won’t subject myself to the reruns.

      • fuzzybits

        I was never a great big fan but did like a few episodes.

    • TuuxKabin

      I watched less than half of one episode. The restaurant scene, TOM’s is at the corner from where I worked, so out of curiosity I turned it on. It was too much like listening to so many NY conversations at a crowded restaurant with no escape from the vapid content:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gBPBBZHw4&list=RDQ7gBPBBZHw4

      • fuzzybits

        Up vote for Lou. 🙂

        • TuuxKabin

          Always.

      • worstcultever

        my fav Lou album

        • TuuxKabin

          Eggzxactly!

      • JCF

        I ate at Tom’s once or twice, when I went to school at UTS/Columbia. Not impressed. [This was actually during first few years of “Seinfeld”—but I didn’t have a TV then (EXCEPT when we at Union gathered around the big screen to watch ST:TNG!)—so I had no idea of its fame]

        • TuuxKabin

          Staff called it Ptomaine Tom’s, not only not impressed, not worth it. Twice a week we walk by on our way to the farmers market on B’dway, 114th to 116th and people are still posing to have their picture taken with Tom’s in the background.

          Chances are paths and trails passed a few times. Did you go to V&T? They’ve finally started delivering, so we rarely go. I’ve been a regular since December ’76. The only pizza we’ll eat.

          • JCF

            LOVED V&T! Me and my future ex ate there frequently—the pizza, the pasta, and where I first learned to love calimari.

            True Story #1: one time when we ate there, the bf calculated the tip to like, $5.25 or something. He put the .25 on the table, then went to pay at the till, to break change for the $5, and come back to put it on the table (I guess I had gone w/ him). On the way back to the table, one of those big waiters had beat us to it. Holding up the quarter, he bellowed “WHAT’S THIS????” [Yikes, afraid of ending up w/ cement shoes in the Hudson, until we explained, and paid it up!]

            True Story #2: both sets of our parents came to our graduations (UTS, 1992), and we went out to dinner all together to V&T (our parents could see we were serious). My future ex was from small(ish) town Tennessee: his parents’ palates were limited, V&T seemed like a safe choice for them. They looked up and down the menu, us encouraging them all the way. Finally, to the waiter: “could you just bring us some broiled chicken?” (which of course, they did).

            IN 20/20 HINDSIGHT: this incident should have sent up a red-flag to me. His parents cultural differences—not to mention racial differences from Yours Truly—should have warned me they were NEVER really going to accept me. Our marriage (2 years later) eventually fell apart (7 years after that) for MANY reasons—but his parents sniping at it from the sidelines was, perhaps, the final straw (for him, not me). Le Sigh. It was probably always going to end one way or another, but I’ll always be filled w/ ambivalences about it. God bless you TDA, wherever you are (and also, “Fuck You”—but mainly, at this particular wistful moment, God bless you.)

            See what you prompted me to, w/ two letters and an ampersand, TK? ;-p~~~

          • TuuxKabin

            One of the joys of all us commentater tots and JMG, how two letters and an ampersand can release a stream of consciousness. Love it.

            I wonder if the waiter mentioned was ‘Lurch.’ Big tall, roughly good looking. Towering presence, as dead pan as ‘Lurch’ from the Adams Family. Tall, shambling, gloomy. Real sweet heart of a guy. All of them reminded me of various t.v. characters. There was the white haired waiter, looked like Benny Hill. A couple of them still there.

  • greenmanTN
    • TuuxKabin

      Love the color combo of the coats.

    • fuzzybits

      Someone needs to tweet that to him.

    • fuzzybits

      I wonder who took who’s man?

      • gaycuckhubby

        The one in blue has more rage.
        Red coat is definitely the slut

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Russian babushkas.
      After a couple of bottles of vodka for breakfast, this is what they act like.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Are those the ones with little versions of themselves inside?

      • Michael R

        The image is so small I can’t see her babushka .

        • safari
          • Snarkaholic

            They didn’t clinch and roll around on the ground?
            I feel robbed.

        • AJ Drew

          I’m not a fan over-grooming, but they didn’t even trim back then, you don’t wanna see the close-up babushka.

    • AJ Drew

      sigh… why do my bio-family’s old “happy moments from our vacation” films keep showing up on the internet?

      • fuzzybits

        Vacations,films? You guys were fancy!

        • AJ Drew

          sigh… it was the back porch. We weren’t allowed out there often.

      • TuuxKabin

        Didn’t realize we’re related. Sigh. We’ll, I’m honored.

        • AJ Drew

          Ah, well, perhaps we have stories to tell each other.

          • TuuxKabin

            I”d rather listen than tell. I get to aggravated relating their ways and means, meanest ol’ sister in the world. You’d think she was my sisty step ugler.

    • gaycuckhubby

      It’s like the Golden Girls got the Real Houswives treatment.

  • Lazycrockett
    • AJ Drew

      Well, either DT is an art thief, or just a liar, or O’Brien is correct that the original is in a museum. Hmm. (That little machine-printed note on the right bottom corner of DT’s “original” which reads 99/101 might be a clue. /s)

      • Lazycrockett

        If it was the real thing, just think how stupid as an investor in art it would be to have it hanging in your fucking airplane!!!!

        • fuzzybits

          When it really should be in the bathroom above the gold plated toilet.

        • Talisman

          The dumpster’s idea of great art is a 6-foot tall portrait of himself.

        • AJ Drew

          um, yes well, there IS that… although that almost might be a point in favor of DT, cuz he’s DT. (have ya seen the pics of the NYC apt?)

    • Michael R

      The one hanging in a museum is fake news.

    • Ross

      As previously mentioned, I used to work for Trump in the 1980s.

      And the Vanity Fair story sounds JUST like him.

      I actually designed his apartment. But then he fired me (owing me money) and replaced me with his casino architect. The architect then took my plan, and replaced everything with GOLD GOLD GOLD and MIRRORS MIRRORS MIRRORS.

      Then Trump fired the architect. And brought me back (although he never realized that I doubled all my fees). However, the apartment was about half-way finished and there was little I could do to, ah, subdue it.

      One day these huge plastic panels were installed in the 2-story dining room, between the lower and upper windows (see picture below). I was horrified because they LOOKED like plastic. The contractor was horrified. EVERYBODY was horrified. So, we had Trump look at them.

      We all stood. Silent. The moments ticked by. Then Trump, without looking at me but continuing to stare at the panels, asked: “What do you think?”

      I replied: “They look like plastic.”

      Moments more ticketed by.

      Trump: “I think they look like carved ivory.”

      I replied: “But…ivory does not come…in 4×8 panels.”

      Trump’s face instantly transformed. He looked LIVID.

      The room, and time, froze.

      The moments ticked by. I was fucking dying.

      Then, Trump spoke: “They look just like carved ivory.” And he stormed out of the room.

      To this day I have been told that he is still telling visitors to the apartment that the panels are carved ivory.
      .
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c9e3eaefd99ae1b99c66ba54418f0f365c7dce5eb4cb0018d7644a72941187b.png

      • Talisman

        The dumpster is a poor person’s idea of a billionaire.

      • KnownDonorDad

        He thinks he’s a king.

    • JCF
  • Henry Auvil
  • fuzzybits

    Well we went to the Yellow Springs St. Fair today. Not that I would expect to see him in the crowd, but I didn’t spot Dave Chappelle.

    • Is that the place in Ohio that is home to Antioch College? Sounds nice.

      • fuzzybits

        Yep. If we would ever move I’d like to land there.

        • Lazycrockett

          Its bout as artsy as Ohio gets. Is Young’s Dairy still a thing?

  • Lazycrockett

    New SNL tonight.

    • DaddyRay

      With host “Pink”. I love her

      • Lazycrockett

        No Pink is singing, I don’t know who the host is.

        • fuzzybits

          Kumail Nanjiani, stand up comedian.

          • greenmanTN

            Kate McKinnon and Kumail did a very funny parody of the lesbian movie Carol for the Spirit Awards, so they’ve worked together before.

            https://youtu.be/_QljnNIBtaI

            Glove lunch!

        • DaddyRay

          Oh dang, I thought she was hosting. I think she would be a great host

          • Lazycrockett

            I’m just glad she’s hopefully not going to be doing a trapeze thing.

  • Henry Auvil

    And this will work because the majority of American voters are Fox-deluded rightwingnuts? Has Bannon looked at any polls? Trumptards are going to DESTROY the Republican party. Yay!

  • Lazycrockett
    • TampaDink

      And during the call he ask Bannon to call Tiffany to wish her a belated happy birthday from the entire trump crime family.

      • AJ Drew

        TIff (looking at phone: display: Uncle Branno) “Gfaw, NO… ‘Tell Daddy yes, Tell Daddy no,’ whatever dude.”

        • TampaDink

          “and tell him my check is late!”

          • AJ Drew

            Somehow I’m guessing she’s used to that.

    • safari

      It would seem to me if the GOP wants to survive, they’ll have to start purging their membership.

      • greenmanTN

        Maybe they could do it at night. With long knives, perhaps?

        • AJ Drew

          I’d rather they wither in their sleep. BUT… who to replace them?

          • greenmanTN

            I’m good with leaving the position empty.

      • Talisman

        Naw, the preachers are training a whole new generation of deplorables.

      • Reality.Bites

        Is that even possible in the US system? I really don’t get this thing about being able to “register” as a Dem or Rep and the party basically has no control over who is part of it or runs for office.

    • DoctorDJ

      Don’t know what SMGDHROMS means.

      But fuque both of these bastards…

      With a stick of dynamite…

      Lit.

      • Snarkaholic

        I think it means Shaking My Goddamned Head Right Off My Shoulders.

  • worstcultever

    We’re living through some perfect storm of the most damaged and dangerous personalities in USA history elevated to positions of power, thanks to other damaged and dangerous personalities with billions of dollars. And even Jim Jones didn’t have vicious online armies, with Russia mindfuck bots, enabled endlessly by FB and Twitter. And of course the whole bunch are all still cash cows/darlings to the M$M.

    How we survive this, I’m really starting to wonder.

    • safari

      The singularity beckons.

      • Snarkaholic

        I hope certain scumbuckets (I’ll name no names) kick the bucket before that happens.

    • Cuberly Deux

      There was a tweet posted about a month ago that perfectly encapsulated where my thinking is right now, when it comes to the interwebz in general, social media in particular.

      “Using the Internet these days is feeling less and less like a benign activity and more and more like a battle against a growing enemy.”

    • greenmanTN
  • Who is he now? I mean, even in the Trump Administration he had a vague title, but who is he now? Why does anyone pay attention to him? And exempting Lyin’ Ted? Why?

    • Natty Enquirer

      Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network.

    • fuzzybits

      An alcoholic nutcase who has too much power.

      • greenmanTN

        His liver sued for emancipation.

    • AJ Drew

      Hmm. Cult of personality ‘cuz anti-everything. His history of failed Hollywood-wannabe, then Breitbart, thus anti-anything Obama, vaguely pro-DT but claims he’s the reason (Russia) DT was elected, then suddenly a very pro-DT WH exec, then “fired” and currently maybe anti-DT and anti-GOP agitprop, and trying to rebrand himself as a revolutionary. Meh.

      • AJ Drew

        Oh… pro-Ted Cruz I don’t get as well.

  • Henry Auvil

    America was a nice concept, while it lasted.

  • Ninja0980

    I see Shaun T and his husband are going to have twins.
    Congrats to them!

    • gaycuckhubby

      Who?

      • safari
        • TampaDink

          Gorgeous couple.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Oh, nice! Thanks for sharing a feel good story! We need more…
          And congrats to the new dads!

          Ps. My gayternal clock is ticking.

          • TampaDink

            I didn’t notice the “L” in clock at first…

          • gaycuckhubby

            😂
            Dirty boy!

          • TampaDink

            I am what I am.
            Maybe you & your hubs need some practice at spanking, in advance of having kids.

    • Reality.Bites

      I don’t think people should have kids and stay hot. Too disturbing for the little ones when they become teenagers and realize their dads are daddies.

      Imagine being one of Matt Bomer’s kids.

  • Ninja0980

    Btw, you will never see an announcement from the hubby and I about having kids or adopting them.
    We’ll be uncles any day of the week but parents?
    Nope.

  • Talisman

    Ophelia has strengthened to a Cat 3 hurricane, and is heading toward Ireland. Guess God’s finally getting around to punishing them for legalizing marriage equality.

    • safari

      I found this graphic from earlier enlightening.
      https://twitter.com/EricHolthaus/status/919319525530787845

      • TampaDink

        Such rich colors!

      • zhera

        And then it’ll dump all the rain in the world on my hometown, Bergen in Norway. Landslides and floods, here we go!

        -sigh-

        Just like in the year of Katrina. Yesterday we got the leftovers from Nate.

  • safari

    DaddyRay is getting drenched it seems.

  • Lazycrockett

    Drumpf cold open.

    • safari
      • 2guysnamedjoe

        When Saint Ronnie took office, he ripped out the solar panels President Carter had installed. Because, like a good repub, he’d rather burn oil.

        • Talisman

          He likely owned stock in the oil companies.

          • Reality.Bites

            Perhaps he did before he became President, but back in ancient times presidents used to put all their assets in a blind trust and release their tax returns.

      • DoctorDJ

        “I tried raising chickens last season. Didn’t turn out too well. Musta planted ’em too deep.”

  • gaycuckhubby

    Ummmm… a Cat 3 hurricane is hitting Ireland?
    Right now.

    https://twitter.com/nycjim/status/919395642392416257

    • gaycuckhubby
      • Ninja0980

        What is climate change?

        • Talisman

          A Chinese conspiracy.

        • safari

          One of our JMG friends posted about the category 2 equivalent “Great Storm of 1703” the other day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1703

        • Bryan

          ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • DoctorDJ

          “I’ll take Chinese Hoaxes (TM) for $500, Alex.”

    • safari

      Yes. Though it won’t hit at cat3 status… and technically be a post-tropical storm with hurricane force winds.

      • Natty Enquirer

        Post-tropical cyclone, to be precise. “Storm” usually is reserved for winds below hurricane strength.

    • DoctorDJ

      Damned Chinese Hoaxes (TM).

  • fuzzybits
    • AJ Drew

      Burn it. With sage, just to be sure.

      • safari

        I’m not sure smudging will help.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          They’re already well-smudged.

        • AJ Drew

          Perhaps I’m projecting to my hopes for the soon to happen next inhabitant of the WH.

          • Talisman

            You just know the dumpster had the staff scrub every inch of the White House with bleach before he moved in.

          • AJ Drew

            well, that wasn’t his excuse for the “rehab” that DID happen, but as for the next person…

    • DoctorDJ

      You need some shit-stained underwear in there for the mouth.

  • Lazycrockett

    Kumalin is pretty damn funny.

    • gaycuckhubby

      I love his monolouge!
      The bit about Sikhs and Muslims was great

  • Lazycrockett
    • Talisman

      Damn it….now I’m missing my little guy, gone three years ago.

    • AJ Drew

      ok, I don’t wanna argue with anyone anymore… the kewt wins.

  • fuzzybits
  • gaycuckhubby

    Anderson Cooper / Kellyanne Conway
    🤣🤣🤣

    • fuzzybits

      The Pretenders on ACL are more entertaining for me tonight.

    • gaycuckhubby

      That sketch was kinda brilliant

    • DaddyRay

      Scarier than the original

  • safari

    Ugh. Tomorrow for me is one of those days where it will just get colder past dawn and keep getting colder all day with high winds. This is my least favorite weather.

    • Natty Enquirer

      (Except for the fire part) We are having the best weather of the year around the Bay right now. Warm, dry, no relentless ocean wind or fog.

    • Ninja0980

      Same here as well.
      Will be a lot of leaf raking Monday.

      • fuzzybits

        Do you have a mulching lawn mower? It’s easier to just mow over them and it’s good for the yard.

        • Ninja0980

          We might borrow one from our neighbor.

    • fuzzybits

      Same here. It’s going down to the 40’s in a couple days.

      • safari

        Tomorrow night we’re supposed to be 39. I want to take a hot shower right now just to prepare.

        • safari

          A bright note, though. We’re supposed to warm into the mid-70s by the end of the week, possibly higher.

          • Ninja0980

            Same here.
            The hot/cold weather has been topsy turvey.

    • Talisman

      We’re still getting warm weather. Tomorrow’s supposed to be the hottest day of the coming week, with a high in the mid-80s.

    • Lazycrockett

      I love a good blustery day.

      • safari

        They suck all the energy out of me.

        • Lazycrockett

          Good day to set next to a window reading a book and watching the leaves blow off the trees.

          • safari

            I’m going to try to work up enough energy to make beef barley soup.

      • JCF

        You and Pooh!

    • fuzzybits

      Every year at this time I have to psyche myself into making it through another winter. Jan. is the worst month.

      • Talisman

        I hate Winter. We only have about 10 weeks of proper “cold” weather in GA, and I hate every minute of it.

        • safari

          We’re entering gray season. It gets colder and grayer until February. Then it is dark gray and brown season with bright blue skies wherein your fingers will freeze on the way to your car in the morning and the mucus in your nose freezes as soon as you walk outside. Eventually brown season happens, and you can stop cussing when you walk outside. Then, like magic, suddenly everything is a beautiful shade of light green.

          • Talisman

            It’s the lack of sunlight that I hate. I walk back & forth to work, and the fact that it gets dark here at 3pm here kills me.

          • safari

            I’m lucky with the fact that I should really be in central rather than eastern time… so we get about an extra hour later of sunight.

          • Talisman

            That’s part of my issue – I grew up in the Central Time zone. I’ve been in GA for 15 years, and still can’t get used to this crazy time.

    • AJ Drew

      Beh! I love Autumn. CA is burning, PR is (well, who knows, but it ain’t ok by any standard,) and… blah blah blah. Yeah, mentioning that “others have it worse” isn’t a good way to commence conversation, but, c’mon…

    • Canadian Observer

      Sorry it is not to your liking…. personally I find autumn almost perversely energizing – the high winds make me practically manic. Hope you can take solace in something my old barber used to say… “Inshallah, no matter what the weather someone is enjoying it… even this damn snow keeps the skiers happy!” He was hardly a Pollyanna about things, indeed he could be a cantankerous old coot without much effort, but whine about the weather in his presence and he would let you know it was god’s will and that someone, somewhere, was enjoying it. Too bad he retired, I really liked him, hope he is basking in the sunshine back in Beirut.

  • Blake J Butler
    • safari

      Looking good

  • Lazycrockett

    I was hoping they were going to bring back Goldry character to talk bout Weinstein.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Blake J Butler
  • gaycuckhubby

    I was worried about this sketch on sexual harrasment. But it’s actually being handled well

  • roadtripboy

    I think every time anyone’s given a chance they should ask him about “BioSphere 2” and his involvement with it and just when he stopped believing in climate change.

    • AJ Drew

      Ohh, if I were given the chance to ask Bannon a question, it would be this: “Back in the day, your Mom told me something that shocked me at the time, she told me that you’d never believe she loved you and you’d become an awful person because of that, but she did love you. So?”

    • safari

      I’d like to ask the Mercers how their urine collection is coming along.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Blake J Butler
    • fuzzybits

      You’ve been busy.

    • TuuxKabin

      Good job. What are you doing for the actual days, November 1 & 2?

  • Lazycrockett

    Pink is Rockin It Tonight!

    • DaddyRay

      That was awesome

    • DaddyRay

      Loved her outfit too – she looked great

      • Lazycrockett

        Her voice seems fuller than it use to be.

        • DaddyRay

          She is really talented – saw her on Jimmy Kimmel the other night, she does a great interview. Very articulate and funny

  • gaycuckhubby

    Uggghhh.. our fucking country.
    Melissa Ethridge was arrested crossing from Canada to the USA. She was arrested for having marijuana oil on her tour bus, which she uses in her fight against cancer.

    • safari

      Kevin Smith has a monologue where he was held in Canada for having marijuana on his bus. In the end, the bus was charged for possession.

    • DaddyRay
      • safari

        It is time to stop the 30% of this nation who are pot prohibitionists. It is ridiculous.

    • Lazycrockett

      Fuck that shit. Etheridge has been pro pot since it basically saved her life. Plus I saw her in concert and she played longer than any other artist I have seen, hell she played longer than Prince.

    • Talisman

      I love me some ME, every since ‘Yes, I Am”. “Come to my Window” is one of my favorite songs ever.

  • Blake J Butler

    Full house, a good 150 people in attendance for our event that started at 7 and ended at 11.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/112550a68e7841fe3b0883a79c28e065c3265e89d39efd3c2f84ae2e4f0f2ad9.jpg

    • MaryJOGrady

      Thank y’all so much for doing that.

  • Ninja0980

    Love me some Pink.

  • Lazycrockett

    I made that Niger joke a week ago. #Justsaying.

  • Paula

    Bannon and his henchmen won’t be happy until there is a new civil war in the U.S.

    • Talisman

      America has been doomed from the start. The Establishment clause didn’t go far enough, the Second Amendment went too far, and the 9-11th amendments ensured the weakness of the federal government.

      • AJ Drew

        no.

        • Talisman

          Elaborate.

    • AJ Drew

      and they will fail. surprisingly without a single bullet aimed at them, (as for “their” guys shooting bullets at others, well…)

    • Bryan

      “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

      • AJ Drew

        Yes, Steve Bannon said that, and so what? He’s out… his influence is fading, and DT’s numbers are falling, usually stalwart GOP voters are not showing up at local polls. BUT… even IF new DEMS find victory, the truly important question is: Who are the new DEM National candidates? No one is standing up, why?

  • Blake J Butler

    I’m tired, I’m drunk, I’m going to bed, there’s a good amount of money raised but I probably xg won’t hear about how much until tomorrow. I know it’s in the high hundreds of dollars. Not including the profit made from 40 sales tickets per person.

    4 drinks is my limit.

    • TuuxKabin

      You did well, all of you, I’m sure. Nite, nite.

    • Reality.Bites

      By that I hope you mean your lower limit. 😉

  • red-diaper-baby 1942

    This is off-topic (though perhaps not entirely), but I have to ask: Has Trump, or anyone else in the White House, said anything about what’s happening in California right now? I’ve been waiting over a week to see something about this. Almost fifty deaths, thousands of homes lost, and the so-called “President” says nothing at all? It’s beyond belief.

    • safari

      I can’t think of any statements from Donald.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        He’ll congratulate them on “the best fires” when he mentions them.

    • Talisman

      I doubt the dumpster is even aware of what’s happening in CA.

    • Lazycrockett

      He made a comment that he has talked to Gov. Brown, other than that no. Also he hasn’t mentioned the 4 dead Green Berets that were killed a week ago.

    • red-diaper-baby 1942

      An afterthought: there was an interesting analysis in the Times a couple of days ago, about how often he refers to the various states in his tweets. Apparently he tends to refer almosti exclusively to those states where he won, using positive adjectives about them, and ignoring states where he lost. This may be just more of the same. How very petty and vindictive he is (as if we didn’t already know that).

    • JCF

      I believe Pence visited the area (he was in NorCal last week).

    • Homo Erectus

      He’s sending an emergency plane-load of thoughts and prayers.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett

    Thor has always been my favorite lil Marvel franchise.

    • Bryan

      Cate Blanchette looks GREAT as Hela…

      • Lazycrockett

        The first two was fun but this one seems like they finally said lets knock it out of the park. It just looks awesome.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Hela’s design is great cosplay material.

      • Lazycrockett

        Plus if they do it right, we know where Thanos fits in. Thanos that big guy that sits on a rock throne overlooking the universe.

    • Talisman

      Funny, they are some of my least favorites. I like the ensemble movies –
      Avengers & Guardians. I also like Captain America because it’s basically the Avengers.

      I really, really liked Spiderman Homecoming, though.

      • Lazycrockett

        Spider-man was good because it really stepped back from the current big Marvel cinema. I think it could have been tightened up a bit, cause it did a yawn here and there. It does work better on the second viewing.

        • Talisman

          Doctor Strange was much the same. I do like it, too.

          Too bad DC just can’t connect with the Justice League.

          • Lazycrockett

            I do need to rewatch Dr. Strange. I didn’t really care for it for time around.

  • Lazycrockett

    K MGM Resorts doing that little “tribute” vegas commercial is just so so wrong.

  • AJ Drew

    It was a hamster. People walk hamsters on leashes?

    • safari

      I’ve seen rabbits on leashes.

  • gaycuckhubby

    What? A sex positive sketch on SNL?

    • safari

      Truly unsettling times

  • DaddyRay

    Not loving the 2nd look Pink is rocking – that jacket … Yikes

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah there is a whole lot going on there. But she sounds wonderful.

      • DaddyRay

        It is a good thing she is so talented because that getup looks like there was a tornado in her closet and everything in it landed on her

        • AJ Drew

          Nina Garcia just PM’d me on AOL… oooh, Pink’s 2nd “that” was so yesterday but tomorrow but not today, just no.

          • Lazycrockett

            Wait did someone on Project Runway win a challenge?

          • AJ Drew

            Yes, but Tim had to grimly tell Pink she was out.

          • ByronK

            Haven’t watched it yet from this week but please, doG, can the other twin!!!

    • Talisman

      I’m watching the Queers shorts on the BBC America website. I generally don’t want SNL.

      • AJ Drew

        Those BBC “Queers” shorts were not quite what I expected… Russell Tovey’s was particularly…eh.

        • Talisman

          I’ve not been much of a fan, but I feel I should at least give them a chance.

        • gaycuckhubby

          Agreed. And I wanted to love them

      • Talisman

        OK….Alan Cummings’ monologue has been the best of the lot. Totally made me tear up.

    • ByronK

      Ya, pretty hideous. But I still love her.

  • Lazycrockett

    Fuck you SNL dont try to humanize Melanie. Gold digger knew what she was doing .

    • DaddyRay

      ^ THIS

    • DaddyRay

      She also has nowhere near the depth of character in that skit

    • Talisman

      Agreed. I don’t usually think of sex workers in negative terms, but this whore is one of the worst things ever.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87b550b5e3d2ffe5d92f68595dea6e7db907a25f92f633a69198fdf9e32ff3b1.jpg

      • gaycuckhubby

        Wait. What’s the point of the pic?

        • AJ Drew

          proof of point a la Wiki, I suppose. But not incorrect in this context.

      • safari

        Three things: first, her nipples bother me. Second, it looks like she is peeing with that shadow, which also bothers me. Third, there are always strange shoe tastes in these shoots.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f9d4e2147dcea39c5ae97f92701c059eead4478e24846fd2ec597d1e7cb5103.jpg

        • AJ Drew

          yeah, it’s the shoes.

        • Lazycrockett

          No respectable model would wear those shoes. PERIOD

      • ByronK

        Ewwwww.

      • DaddyRay

        It still infuriates me that for any other Presidential candidate having a wife with photos like that would have ended their chances at being a candidate. After the class that was Michelle Obama and how they treated her to having this skank in the White House is revolting

        • safari

          Especially because the love is coming from the supposed moral values crowd.

          • DaddyRay

            Exactly

        • gaycuckhubby

          You say skank like it’s a bad thing. 🙂

          • DaddyRay

            In her case it is

          • gaycuckhubby

            Why?

          • DaddyRay

            Because she is a shallow gold digging prostitute who is supposed to project class, compassion and character representing the United States of America

          • gaycuckhubby

            I hold her accountable for being complicit in Trump’s authoritarian misogynistic racist homophobic takeover of America. But I won’t shame her for modeling photos she took years ago. In fact, I think it’s the highlight of her career.

          • DaddyRay

            I see it, like Trump, as making a mockery of the power and prestige of the highest office in our country.

          • gaycuckhubby

            For photos she took 20 years ago?

          • DaddyRay

            If it was any other candidate it would have been a career ender. The hypocrisy was just off the charts with this one. Never before would this have flown in a Presidential election.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I agree completely! I think the hypocrisy lays on the supposedly Evangelical Christian voters. Not on Melania herself.

          • DaddyRay

            The hypocrisy lays on every Republican voter who thought it was acceptable to ignore every single warning sign and give the Presidency of the United States to the Trump family

          • gaycuckhubby

            Yep!

          • Talisman

            They saw/see him as easily manipulated, and a perfect patsy for their agenda.

          • DaddyRay

            They are also sexist pigs – the only reason why the Republicans liked Palin was because they thought she was hot

          • Reality.Bites

            Well that and her amazing eloquence – at least compared to the Trumps.

          • AJ Drew

            So, why’d you ask DaddyRay “why”?

          • DaddyRay

            And how is this the highlight of a her career – she didn’t do it for some noble cause or to stand for anything. She was using her sex appeal to land a rich sugar daddy.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Or to make money and because she wanted to

        • Talisman

          The evangelicals only care that he is putting conservatives on the courts, and that they might overturn Roe & Obergfell.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Yep. The conservatives and evangelicals were strategic and pragmatic in this election.

          • Ninja0980

            Too bad our side wasn’t.
            We have too many folks that think there is no way SCOTUS would undo marriage equality, forgetting the fact there are two men on there (Thomas and Alito) who have said they would gladly do so in a heartbeat.

          • Talisman

            I heard many people say that’s there’s no way SCOTUS would reverse itself…or that there would be too much chaos as a result of the reversal.

            The repuglicants just don’t care. They don’t see same-sex marriages as legitimate, so would would have no issues with overturning it and voiding any existing marriages.

            So, yeah, thanks to the Bernie Bros, Stein-bots, & Hillary haters.

          • Ninja0980

            Not to mention since they are there for life, they will face no consequences.
            Put it bluntly, expanding SCOTUS is the only way to go in the future.

        • AJ Drew

          and Michelle is STILL getting crap for minor crap, while DT and Melania are not. I truly don’t get it.

          Michelle Obama blasted for ‘condescending’ and ‘out of touch’ advice

          • DaddyRay

            How dare she challenge kids to eat healthy

          • AJ Drew

            Well, yes, that too, but I meant to link to this:

            “Former first lady Michelle Obama has been accused of being disgracefully out of touch when it comes to the working woman.

            The former first lady offered her advice during a recent talk.

            “Don’t waste your seat at the table,” Obama told TV producer Shonda Rhimes. “If you are scared to use your voice, then you’ve got to get up and give it to someone who isn’t afraid to use the spot.”

            She then recalled demanding a flexible work schedule while interviewing for a job at the University of Chicago Medical Center so she could take care of her two young daughters.”

          • AJ Drew

            aaand the link still didn’t post, but the point is sound, about how the Fox reporter tried to upturn some point about how women’s rights aren’t equal. ugh.

          • DaddyRay

            Because Fox is the beacon of women’s rights

          • Lazycrockett

            Bare shoulders = Black Trash in the WH

            Full nudity = Christian values.

          • gaycuckhubby

            The double standard reveals the racism

      • AJ Drew

        Something about that photo gives me pause about my intended scheduled scrotal/testicular uplift surgery. /s

      • JWC

        Its what donny wanted a trophy wife and Mellie wanted a rich man They both had the morals of a Gnat End of story

  • safari

    I apparently missed a college shooting and lockdown this evening. It’s being treated as an isolated incident, so that’s nice.

  • safari
    • gaycuckhubby

      Best part of the show

    • Lazycrockett

      I thought it was a cheap retread from last years much better.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pRt4dFBkCA

      • safari

        I like them both.

    • Snarkaholic

      I saw the film of her hiding in the sewer…I think it was called “TWIT.”

  • Lazycrockett

    For those who are staying up all night Both Blacula movies are going to be on TCM tonight.

    • safari

      Never seen ’em.

      • Lazycrockett

        Its one of the more interesting blaxploitation movies of the early 70s.

        • Ninja0980

          My mom remembers those movies from back in the day.

          • AJ Drew

            Your Mom remembers Shaft and talked about it to you? Heh, cool Mom.

        • safari

          I liked Shaft.

          • AJ Drew

            I somehow suspect you still would.

          • safari

            In all honesty I liked how gritty it portrayed 1970s New York.

          • AJ Drew

            Yeah, it did, didn’t it.

    • Talisman

      OMG…I haven’t seen them since the 70s. I remember watching one movie on Elvira’s show.

  • Lazycrockett
    • DaddyRay

      How quickly the GOP eat their own

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I wonder when they’ll turn against the memory of Reagan.

        • AJ Drew

          psst… turn back your watch, it’s already happened.

    • AJ Drew

      That’s beyond Jesus-cracker eating and then finger-throating upchucking.

      I do not even like John McCain, but I would never say/tweet that about him.

    • billbear1961

      A society that does nothing to rein in this kind of slander–nothing to punish it–is a society that is LOST.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • AJ Drew

    Here’s a google dare: Michelle Obama naked VS Melania Trump naked.

    Compare results, get back at me.

    • Snarkaholic

      I wonder how the uptight GOP women reconcile that Meloonia made a lesbo porn vid?

      • Talisman

        Fake news.

        It’s the in thing.

        • Snarkaholic

          We should play the vids for them, then.

          • Talisman

            They still won’t see it – they reject all audio and video evidence in favor of belief.

        • AJ Drew

          psst… got those images of Barbara Bush’s bush?

          • Talisman

            heave.

          • Snarkaholic
          • AJ Drew

            Biblical ain’t it. Especially now.

          • safari

            You’re making me think of Prince Harry.

          • Lazycrockett

            Its gonna be interesting if he marries this divorce american actress.

          • safari

            Don’t mess with Barbara. She’ll cut you.

          • Lazycrockett

            Back in the 90’s Spy Magazine did cover on Poppy’s numerous affairs and one long time mistress.

          • Talisman

            Isn’t a repuglicant with a mistress just the natural order of things?

      • safari

        It was softcore.

        • AJ Drew

          Yeah, well, when Nancy Reagan reappears naked AND *pretending* to take drugs, I’ll accept your snark.

          • Lazycrockett

            Nancy was the best cocksucker in Hollywood according to those in the know.

          • AJ Drew

            Well, yeah, but what about the drugs?

          • safari

            How do you think that egg frying commercial got created?

          • Reality.Bites
          • Talisman

            I’m sure the pharmaceutical companies provided the Alzheimer’s meds frees of charge.

          • Reality.Bites

            Yeah, but that’s like saying the best player in the WNBA is the best basketball player in the United States. It’s a game where, on average, men have better skills and physical attributes.

      • Lazycrockett

        Why are you victimizing women??????

  • Cuberly Deux

    I almost got vertigo watching this, yeeesh…..I’m a wuss when it comes to flying.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/plane-747-video-drop-fire-retardant-wildire-12278252.php

  • safari
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Dave Allen is an Irish comic who snarked quite a bit about religion and mortality. I remember they used to show this on PBS a long time ago.

    https://youtu.be/-kL6wjjkDYI

  • safari

    FERTILE, Minn. — A northwest Minnesota man has been charged with second-degree attempted murder for shooting an airplane flying over his property last week, according to court documents.

    Chad Lynndell Olson, 51, was charged Thursday in district court in Polk County for allegedly shooting a Cessna small aircraft with a high-powered rifle from his property on Highway 32 northeast of the Fertile airfield on Oct. 6.

    Olson has a history of making threats and shooting at planes flying over his home, according to a criminal complaint against him

    http://www.twincities.com/2017/10/14/minnesota-man-put-a-bullet-hole-in-passing-plane-charges-say/

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Was he wearing his MAGA hat at the time?

  • safari
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  • Cuberly Deux

    Oh lordy, the SNL Kellyanne Conway bit is making the rounds. Wow, the alt-right ain’t gonna like this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Hlt3rA-oDao

    • billbear1961

      Too bad they won’t like it–it’s spot-on.

      • Cuberly Deux

        McKinnon is amazing.

        • AJ Drew

          Her “range” (not sure what else to call it) is amazing.

    • safari
      • billbear1961

        She then comes forward to bite us–to SAVAGE us–with her monstrous teeth.

        It is the ultimate goal of the right’s LIE campaign.

        EDIT: And so MANY in the media are aiding and abetting them.

    • BeaverTales

      “Hey Coopy, it’s the dancing clown. Kellyanne”
      Anderson Cooper: “what happened to your makeup?”
      Spooky Clown: “Oh I toned it down”

      Police Officer: Anderson don’t talk to her! every day she drags someone new down that sewer!

      SO much win!

    • greenmanTN

      Yeah, things are dire but that was freaking hilarious! (And sadly accurate.)

    • OdieDenCO

      when did SNL start doing documentaries?

  • AJ Drew
    • AJ Drew

      The classics live on. Thus, hope and …

      • BeaverTales

        History and youth are a pretty compelling combo.

  • billbear1961
    • AJ Drew

      Despite my years, I’m a simple lad at heart despite my attempts to be cultured, so Bill… please explain.

      • billbear1961

        You don’t know Dracula, AJ?

        There’s no film version more faithful to Bram Stoker’s novel than this 1977 BBC screen adaptation.

    • BeaverTales

      The sound is a bit dicey and my Portuguese is unfortunately even more dicey. I couldn’t fully get myself fully behind the priest running around with the cross….but even the Unholy Dracula Fiend has more admirable qualities than the Unquenchable Drumpfster Fire.

      • billbear1961

        “Yes, it always sounds more convincing in Latin, professor, doesn’t it?”

        The Count is a predator; but, unlike Dump, HE possesses style and wit.

  • billbear1961

    https://youtu.be/QwTNd77vnIA?t=6m29s

    May we soon be free of the CURSE that afflicts this republic!

    • BeaverTales

      That was very satisfying 🙂

      • billbear1961

        Wasn’t it, though?

        🙂

    • Homo Erectus

      Amen.

    • greenmanTN

      Hopefully it will be over soon but at the moment it feels a bit like this…

      https://youtu.be/3b5LsWKxJ_g

      (One of the most beautiful, disturbing, and eerie scenes in a horror film, and no gore whatsoever.)

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Smashing Pumpkins–“Bullet With Butterfly Wings” (B. Corgan)

        “The world is a vampire sent to drain/
        Secret destroyers hold you up to the flames/
        And what do I get for my pain?/
        Betrayed desires and a piece of the game./

        “Even though I know, I suppose I’ll show/
        All my cool and cold, like old Job./

        “Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage/
        Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage/
        Someone will say what is lost can never be saved/
        Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.”

        https://youtu.be/8-r-V0uK4u0

  • BeaverTales

    Some daytrippers appear to have become nighthawks…and probably vice versa.

    I have lately been going to bed early and reading the graveyard shift on JMG, which got too difficult for me during political high season…at least we’re all united in wanting to get rid of the psychotic Cheeto-in-chief and see a return to some degree of comfortable normalcy.. It’s fascinating how the conversation ebbs and flows and the tone of conversation changes as the hours change and the guests randomly depart….

    Thanksgiving will be interesting this year.

    It’s interesting how when a new and different poster visits a new thread, it’s like the difference between a chef adding bay leaf early in the coq au vin or right before its simmer. It’s sourdough crumbs vs. ciabatta. The flavor is totally different if you eat the same stew after running out of shallots and substituting onion or vice versa. So many layers and much more depth when the pot gets stirred in a different way, but not too much or too often..I suppose that “’twas ever thus”. (apologies for being a huge Julia Child fan growing up. God I miss her!)

    I didn’t read all ~1150 comments, but some of the subthreads are like watching a string quartet or Sturm und Drang opera unfold on a channel that had a loud rock concert on earlier.. Maybe it will read a bit differently tomorrow morning.

    Being a Gen-Xer.among Boomers is so different than it is among Millennials, who sometimes seem to be like oil and water. Hopefully early retirement is going to be just as interesting. I am beginning to actually look forward to it.

    • Friday

      Thanks for being thoughtful. We Gen-xers grew up in a pretty insane world and now we’re dealing with another, courtesy of the usual suspects and their collaborators. The usual suspects and their collaborators have of course brought us and our world to this state of affairs. Alls I can say is the stakes were this high before and here we are again.

      It’s just someone else are the young ones now, even if we never really let go of that ourselves.

      • BeaverTales

        Absolutely!

      • Reality.Bites

        It’s cute that you think the baby boomers have let go of being the young ones.

        • ZRAinSWVA

          Yeah, it’s funny how I keep finding myself saying, well “X” isn’t’ that old, and how “X” keeps getting pushed back… 🙂

      • cleos_mom

        My generation’s experience was basically coming of age in Fantasyland, only to have it turn into a Stephen King opus around age 35 or so.

    • greenmanTN

      I always think it’s kind of funny when someone (usuallly new here) pops up with “What does that have to do with the topic?!”

      Nothing, which is kind of the point. If everyone here stuck strictly to the topic I’d read the stories, the comments, maybe post my own thoughts, but then I’d quickly go about my merry way. It’s the non-related stuff that people put out there, the digressions and (sometimes) completely random posts, the funny, the interesting, the entertaining, the infuriating, the pervy (and you know who you are 😉) that makes the comments section so fun and worth reading. Even if it does sometimes involve the appalling thought of sex with Jared Kushner. *shudder*

      • BeaverTales

        Yes, as we humans have become more socially isolated than our parent’s generation, these online interactions will become more important.

        Joe should post open threads every evening so as not to distract from germane comments to his topical posts. His community seems to be outgrowing this format.

    • whollyfool

      Fascinating. Thank you for that analysis!

  • Michael R
    • ZRAinSWVA

      Oh, my goodness. That was so, so eloquent and powerful. Brilliant, indeed, and real tearjerker as well.

    • OdieDenCO

      powerful!

      • ZRAinSWVA

        …and cute!!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      This America….THIS!!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    7:30 on sunday morning and no tweets from Dotard yet. maybe he croaked.

  • Leo
  • TuuxKabin
    • greenmanTN

      Dear god. Trump, and thus the US, is destabilizing the world further. We can’t let this become the new normal.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Because of #WomenBoycottTwitter I’ve been logged off since Thursday night and I am so very relaxed. I may never log back in. It’s so lovely to not hear what the Infant-In-Chief is tweeting about nor the replies from his room temp IQ base and Russian bots.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      That’s ok, I got your back on Twitter.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    If Steve Bannon really cared about America, he would run for Senate in a Republican primary himself.

    • Tulle Christensen

      If Steve Bannon really cared about America, he would move to Russia and never be heard from again

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        And Steve Bannon losing a Republican primary can help to bring that about!

  • leastyebejudged

    To be perfectly honest, the Dems need a version of this.

    Or maybe they’ll put Hillary back up there, having learned absolutely nothing.

    • joe ho

      lol.

      Yeah. They’ve learned not to let an opportunistic parasite like Sanders to run as a Democrat.

      Bernie couldn’t even win California and that was with the GOP, Russia, and Wikileaks helping him. In the general election, the GOP/Russia hate machine would have crushed Bernie like a bug.

      By contrast, it took Wikileaks/Putin, a rogue FBI, GOP voter suppression and a sustained vicious attack from the far-left to bring her down. She still got more votes than any other candidate in history, other than Obama in 2008.

      But carry on with your useless Hillary hate. You’ve already shown us you’re a lying, clueless dickweed.