LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Via Mediate:

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a briefing today to discuss the White House’s latest plans and administrative agenda. Today’s briefing is bound to revolve around the terror attack in New York which left eight people dead and others injured last night. President Donald Trump has reacted to the attack by issuing new calls for “extreme vetting” and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. This has created a new spat with Sen. Chuck Schumer since the president insinuated that the senator is partially to blame for last night’s violence as the program arose from his support for the 1990 Immigration Act.

  • bkmn
  • Michael R
  • Gustav2

    “And today I will tell you exactly what you are allowed to print!”

  • Leo

    Oh for fucks sake. Well I’m here. I can’t miss this round.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Oh, shitshow.

  • Gustav2

    “We must have extreme vetting of immigrants after they have been here for a few years.”

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      Will immigrants be allowed to carry three passports, file for 10 passports in a 10 year period and bring in foreign cellphones purchased under aliases? Asking for a friend…

      • Gustav2

        Hell NO!

      • Joe in PA

        I haven’t had a chance to talk to the president directly about that.

      • The_Wretched

        That does seem to be general protocol for criminals / spies.

  • bkmn
  • PickyPecker
  • Leo

    Christie at the drug panel in the second video feed. No, just no. If you’re gonna throw boulders at other’s sins, lets fix the gluttony in your glass shack first.

  • Treant

    “Have you packed yet, Sarah?”

    “When is the President resigning, Sarah?”

    • Uncle Mark

      “I’ll have to get back to you on that.”
      Then turns around to grab her Hefty Bags full of clothes (which are also Hefty Bags)

      • Joe in PA

        Pssst: no can do…the bags are full of WH Halloween candy she pilfered.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/EDLesh/status/925724477442396160
    Meanwhile, the Senate is having a hearing for Steven Granz, a huge anti-LGBT asshole for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
    That court is already among the most conservative Circuit courts in the country and this guy will make it worse.
    And for the idiots who talk about activist judges, they sure are quiet on this guy.
    Anyone who thinks he will approach issues of reproductive rights or LGBT rights is a fool.
    For anyone who thinks both sides were the same, simply point out that stupid way of thinking has ensured guys and gals like this guy will be haunting us for decades to come.

    • Treant

      Confirmation 52-48 or 53-47.

      • Ninja0980

        The anti-gay bigot confirmed to the 6th Circuit today was 60-37.

        • The_Wretched

          37!! wth Dems.

          • Todd20036

            Says a lot about the blue dogs. Or the submissives.

          • The_Wretched

            These crappy judges will have decades to make horrible rulings. It’s a thumb on the scale of justice.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Thanks bernie!

    • Bryan

      “Leonard Steven Grasz, just received a NOT QUALIFIED rating from the American Bar Association. That’s a big deal.
      “This is only the third unanimous NQ from the ABA since 1989, and the other two nominees were not confirmed.”

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Excellent article over at the Verge. As much as I don’t like this as a solution I’ve been thinking this may be the only way to address the broad exploitation. Yeah, I know that’s not a popular opinion.

    “Russia’s social media meddling could spell the end of online anonymity”

    “A stronger real name policy could be a small price to pay for forestalling federal regulation”

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/1/16592374/russia-facebook-ads-clint-watts-social-media-anonymity-privacy

  • JWC

    Lets see 90 mins late for a 7 min session About standard for Sarah Fuckabee

    • Tomcat

      That means they are worried a LOT. Have to serve up shit today.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Well she doesn’t wake up looking like that. She needs LOTS of prep time!

      • JWC

        Well if what she present on here is the “after” pray tell what the hell does the “before’ look like

        • AmeriCanadian

          Wish/hope/pray that we never find out.

  • Bambino

    Why does the media not bombard her with questions of impeachment? I want to see the cow run away.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e627971ef78f0164f622eee1ee83d13e0767ce51087ec78fbbc7240c9adf4566.gif

  • Uncle Mark

    It’s another S&M press conference, where Sarah MooMoo Huckabee comes out to abuse the eager masochistic press. She might as well come out in leather.

    My mistake; this cow (by definition) is already covered in leather

  • Cuberly Deux

    ….on today’s episode of “Story Time w/ a Huckster………the hare taxes the tortoise at twice the rate the hare has cuz the tortoise is so freakin slow.

  • Eric

    Sarah, over here! No, look over here! No, HERE! Oh god I give up, you Marty Feldman wannabe.

  • Karl Dubhe

    It’s a shame they don’t broadcast what the reporters are talking about while waiting…

    I’d love to hear what they say to each other.

    • PickyPecker

      Most likely fairly close to what goes on here in the JMG comments section.

      • Joe in PA

        But not nearly as catty or intelligent. 🙂

    • Cuberly Deux
      • Joe in PA

        Because he’s the “jobs” president!

        • PickyPecker

          I thought he was the ‘law & order’ president. I’m so confused.

          • Joe in PA

            He’s like his son-in-law…the “everything” president.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Eh, that’s what the MAGA brochure says….it says lots of things.

      • Joe in PA

        OK, I’ve hit replay 3 times…time for Sarah!

        • Cuberly Deux

          lol…it’s such a simple good version.

          • Joe in PA

            I know…a great song.

  • Joe in PA

    …must not criticize her outfit…must not criticize her outfit…

    Oh hell, who am I kidding? If she wears that pepto-pink tent dress again….

    • Cuberly Deux

      I’m not a fashion maven, not by a long shot, but even I know. If you have a large frame NEVER wear neon colors…never ever ever ever. Unflattering isn’t strong enough a word….

      • Todd20036

        Don’t wear neon, don’t wear horizontal stripes, don’t wear busy prints.
        Your best bet is subdued solid colors, or maybe a pin stripe.
        And no, I don’t have a passion for fashion

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Dont be the devil spawn of mike huckabee either

    • Gregory B

      Slap a burqa on her, STAT!

    • teeveedub

      Pepto-Bismol is supposed to be good for nausea, but in the case of her dress, it makes it worse.

  • Princess Lardass

    How many WH press briefing JMG posts are we up to now?

    • Gustav2

      I dunno, this is my first time.

      Really.

      • Karl Dubhe

        You can get away with saying that a few times…

        But after a while, people are going to notice you’re not a twink anymore. 🙂

      • Treant

        Really? Your keyboard seems rather…loose for that, let’s just say.

        • Joe in PA

          in my best George Takai voice: Oh my.

      • Bambino

        I thought you’ve been through the wilderness.

  • Gigi

    What’s the point of these stupid things? All Huckleberry does is avoid answering questions, snark at reporters and assault us with her vindictive style of dress. #smh

    • Joe in PA

      Lawrence O’Donnell (sp?) said the other day that he is refusing to play any of her nonsense on his show. 🙁

  • Leo

    How long does that Fox reporter have to fuck with his phone and pants?

    Show on the ROAD folks…

    • Joe in PA

      Looks like pocket-pool to me. Just saying.

  • Tawreos

    Has anyone ever asked her what her connections to the Russians are?

    • The_Wretched

      She only went to pick up real Russian waffle syrup.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Mmmm make mine a german apple pancake. I haven’t had one in years.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/56bfa4cc682bcd666e72f8b3aa66f1ffcfc0b1cafae96c9e341380e73f21908d.jpg

        • The_Wretched

          that looks yummy

          • Cuberly Deux

            They are, fluffy, slightly crisp, moist and yummy.

        • PickyPecker

          mmmmm…..pannekoeken.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Mmmmmm indeed… 😉

        • Bambino

          Million times better than staring at the over yeast puff of the thread up there.

          • Cuberly Deux

            “Sarah over-yeast-puff Hucksterbee.”

            lol

          • Bambino

            Better copyright that before she use it in her future bigot bakery when she finally get toss out of the WH.

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      Nyet.

  • AmeriCanadian

    It’d be nice if someone would ask why Drumpf’s plan to stop ISIS has failed. Not going to ever happen though.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Today she will incorporate her beer jokes with poor little Pickle, somehow.

  • The_Wretched

    Why does the Faux News reporter always get the spot next to the podium for a live report? Have we seen anyone else have that slot?

  • another_steve

    Another day when Joe hasn’t posted the picture of her in the striped white schmatta. I’m relieved.

    Every gay nerve of mine rebels at the sight of the striped white schmatta.

    • Tawreos

      And no creepy microphones to make me think her breasts are watching me.

      • another_steve

        Her breasts turned me gay.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Um, I wonder if anybody is going to ask Sarah about this:

    https://twitter.com/datagoodies/status/925785890315821056

  • Kevin Andrews

    This deformed professional liar deserves the gallows in the public square sooner rather than later. This fruit didn’t fall far from the lying Daddy tree. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa13a636960bc95dd9e0a505007037427dac697a34f4d19fe7434b38384c2fea.png

  • Sam_Handwich
  • HZ81

    Redrum! Redrum!

  • Joe in PA

    Good afternoon class.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • The_Wretched

    hell, starting with ‘thoughts and prayers’

  • Karl Dubhe

    Attacking from within seems the most damaging…

  • HZ81

    Can’t a 7th-grader teach her how to address an audience?

  • PickyPecker

    She sounds so…..sincere. gah.

  • yes b’y

    Momma’s little huckabeast loves shortening, shortening.
    Momma’s little huckabeast loves shortening bread

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Barry William Teske

    So, when someone is, sadly, “inspired” (that seems to be the consensus so far), to commit a cowardly act of terror, against say, the United States of America, the reaction is to raze that offenders originating country to the ground.

    Yet, when your current, so called leader, and President #45, does it, half of the United States of America’s population shuts up like 3 monkeys.

    Leader of the free world.
    Really?
    That is not the definition of freedom.

  • Karl Dubhe

    So, the dress makes her look a bit like Charlie Brown’s Great Bumpkin.

  • HZ81

    And another for not shooting black people.

  • boobert
  • Henry Auvil

    As much as I loathe this sad woman, I cannot watch her daily self-immolation, and have never clicked on the link. She can take up her sins with her maker, but not on my time.

  • Cuberly Deux

    My EYES!

    Is she color blind?

    • Gustav2

      Still has her pumpkin costume on from last night.

      • PickyPecker

        i think someone needs to throw her into the street.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Gads, it looks like a Hell Burka.

    • Natty Enquirer

      This outfit is muted compared to the magenta burnout.

      • Cuberly Deux

        True.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Halloween is over, Sarah.

  • HZ81

    Sarah just says anything.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • HZ81

    Does she read her bosses tweets? Shit head.

    • Uncle Mark

      She probably does what Ryan “jokes” about doing…reading the tweets and then pretending not to know anything about them.

  • Joe in PA

    You lying sack of shit.

  • Uncle Mark

    ARRRRGH !!! Get ELEVEN !! The Huckabeast has returned again from the Upside-Down !! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c22357dfa3a413cf0215594e1000d746bb123ff3966e9c5159d07fde8822741.jpg

    • Tawreos

      I could see having that Eggo for breakfast in the morning.

      • JWC

        I make my own

      • The_Wretched

        I’d like both for breakfast.

  • fuzzybits

    Mr. Schumer,you knew he was a viper.

  • HZ81

    Does the President know what Gitmo even is?

    • AmeriCanadian

      Yeah…git mo ice cream!

      • TuuxKabin

        Quadruple scoops.

    • fuzzybits

      He thinks it’s Curley telling Moe to git.

    • Cuberly Deux

      A klaxon horn distraction from Mueller?

    • JWC

      He should read up on it It maybe his new Home Oh wait he can’t read he is ilterate

    • Tawreos

      We might have to rename it to Trump Hotel – Cuba to get him to care about it.

  • Karl Dubhe

    It used to be that talking about ‘extreme’ something was automatically condemned.

    “Extremism in the defense of Liberty” and all that…

  • AmeriCanadian

    Why does her voice crack like a pre-pubescent boy?

    • Sam_Handwich

      maybe she’s hiding her candy

      • Gustav2

        From Tricks or Treats?

      • Joe in PA

        in her belly.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Because she is a stubborn liar not a confident one

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Sounds like her testicles have finally descended.

      • Uncle Mark

        She’s been tripping over them for several months now

    • JWC

      a late transistion?

    • Natty Enquirer

      Creaky voice trail-off, still a vogue among younger women.

  • Joe in PA

    Hubs is sitting across the desk from me…I have headphones on (he can’t stand her/trump), I’ve already yelled out twice. Not sure if this is going to work. :()

    • Gustav2

      Wave to hubs for me.

    • Lizard

      I can’t stand her either and wish I had someone to appraise me of what she’s saying without actually having to listen.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m not watching,better solution.

  • Gustav2

    The president doesn’t know what the fuck he can or cannot do.

  • HZ81

    Improving our looking at brown people.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Who vetted you ?

    #FAIL

    • Lizard

      Nepotism at its finest.

  • Joe in PA

    So all this “improving” while you cut the agencies budgets. Nice.

  • Eric Lewis

    I thought I smelled manure.

  • Joe in PA

    yes!

  • Gustav2

    WTF Enemy combatant?

    • The_Wretched

      shades of GWOT

      Under Bush the Lesser that meant secret law that rolled back most limits on governmental surveilence of US citizens and included disappearing US citizens to black sites (gitmo, a navy ship off of NC, extra ordinary rendition to syrian torture camps and to former russian torture camps in poland etc).

  • DreadPikathulhu

    Do as I say and not as I do.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    LOL. I gotta give her credit for memorizing that sentence, which is about 20 times longer than any sentence Trump could remember.

  • Gustav2

    Politicization for me, but not for thee.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Our immigration failed when they let the Huckabees in

  • Cuberly Deux

    “Protecting American lives…”

    White people with arsenals exempt of course.

    The crazy hypocrisy of these racist douchebags is so fatiguing.

    • Uncle Mark

      Please note: She didn’t indicate which Americans lives they were protecting

  • Gustav2

    Do it Trumps way or you will have terrorists next door.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Man Date ?

    • Joe in PA

      On a good day.

    • Tawreos

      I remember those

  • AmeriCanadian
  • bkmn

    I am in full support of extreme vetting….of Trump’s tax returns.

  • TexasBoy

    She needs a green hat. That would look like a pumpkin stem.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Joe in PA

      not gonna up vote, not gonna up vote… oh hell.

    • teeveedub

      That’s so insulting.

      To cows.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lizard

      “Press ‘like” to help Jesus win”

      Well, there it is. The dumbest f*cking line I’ll read all day.

  • Leo

    Coral red? Orange? Trying to figure out the clothing color.

    • The_Wretched

      looks “orange-strawberry” to me

      • carrot festival

        Trump’s hair dye must have oversprayed again.

    • Joe in PA

      Bullshit brown.

    • AmeriCanadian

      GMO Geranium

    • Uncle Mark

      Did Sarah kill some Buddhist monks for their clothes?

    • Rex

      Lyin’ Red.

    • Rex

      Crimson Collusion.

    • JWC

      I had to think that thw white fringe at the bottow was the poor gils petticott

  • alc2018
  • alc2018
  • Alexodia

    Well at least with these people in charge Snopes will have job security.

    • Joe in PA

      with LOTS of overtime.

      • Alexodia

        Yep

  • bkmn
  • another_steve

    I’m not listening.

    Tell me when she dies.

    • Gustav2

      Bumbles bounce.

    • Alexodia

      Nah I’d rather her be publicly destroyed. Death is too good at this point.

  • Gustav2

    National ID is the mark of the Devil for this orange Pentecostal.

  • Joe in PA

    “economic team at the whitehouse”

    bwahahahaha

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Wait, does she think she is involved in making policy ?

  • Blake J Butler
    • Joe in PA

      Let’s go with Racist Mothereffer.

  • The_Wretched

    SHS and the room laughed at “cut cut cut” to name the tax plan.

  • Lazycrockett

    Just cause one wins the lottery doesn’t mean they aren’t throughly vetted

    • Joe in PA

      Shhhhh.

  • Ninja0980

    Just going to chat in here,no desire to listen to this lying *($#

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I’m sick of people saying “look” when they start speaking as if it gives them some authority.

    • Joe in PA

      I’m pretty sure EVERY sentence today has included that word. Just listen.

      • Karl Dubhe

        No, I don’t think I want to listen to her anymore. 🙂 Have a good afternoon. I’m gone. 🙂

        • Joe in PA

          Bye!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Look, Sarah was raised by a family of dog killers

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s definitely arrogant. “Look (you ignorant prick) …”

      • Jefe5084

        “Sarah, you ignorant slut.”

        I can hear Dan Akroyd saying it now.

    • fuzzybits

      Or,”do you know what I mean?”

      • TuuxKabin

        well, most often, they don’t.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Many of us DON’T want to be here, right now

  • DreadPikathulhu

    My previous partner went through the immigration system and it was one of the most lengthy, difficult, dispiriting experiences of our lives.

  • Joe in PA

    They are NOT randomly selected.

  • Gustav2

    They are in the lottery AFTER the vetting, bitch.

  • Cuberly Deux

    We have a terrorist attack carried out by a seemingly incompetent perp, not minimizing the loss of life but compared to Vegas this was…well..

    But here we are, Donnie is hyper-ventilating, Gitmo is being mentioned, overly punitive policy is being discussed. Policy that will harm the most vulnerable.

    ISIS is all grins, mission accomplished. (sigh)

    • Bambino

      I think they are still deciding what to label the Las Vegas gunman.

      • Lizard

        I’m guessing it won’t be “murderer” or “terrorist.”

  • Gustav2

    YOU don’t understand how it works.

  • AmeriCanadian

    What are the “right reasons” that immigrants should have to be able to come to the U.S.?

    • Lizard

      To Republicans? 1. Being white 2. Being Christian 3. Having money and 4. Being straight.

    • JWC

      rich white Christians

  • Bambino

    Sometimes I get confused. Is she the family that ate the dog or the family that left it on the roof of a moving car for 12 hours.

    • agcons

      The former. It was the Romney family that strapped Fido to the roof of the car.

    • The_Wretched

      Her family strings up, tortures and kills dogs. I assume the eat them too but that’s only because they eat 24/7.

      • Bambino

        Oh yes. They took the picture wearing the stripe shirts to cover their indigestion. Thanks !

  • The_Wretched

    There isn’t a random “you win a golden ticket” lottery for US immigration. It’s a lottery for fully vetted and applied people. You still have to go through the full process and it’s not easy or cheap.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    See that face she just made ? She was smiling and thinking of saying something mean, but managed to stop herself.

  • Gustav2

    God forbid we don’t stone him immediately.

  • Leo

    No previous indicators of terrorism and Uzbekistan was not on his travel ban list.

    • Lizard

      Drumpf couldn’t point to Uzbekistan on a goddamn map.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    2/3 of Americans don’t approve of your shit show of an administration.

  • Leo

    This administration would love to relitigate the Civil War.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    They’re getting feisty.

  • Lazycrockett

    Might be but yall do.

  • Michael R

    Unfortunately you’re to stupid to know how to act in the best interest of the country .

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    WOW, talking down to April like that, you fuckin bitch!

    • William

      She better be careful, April knows all the Blacks in the country.

  • Gustav2

    We already do extreme vetting. She does not know one fucking immigrant other than Gorka.

    • Lizard

      Now now, be fair. I’m sure she’s met Melania.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Open the mud pit!

  • Joe in PA

    Nice, calling a reporter “disgusting”. Good job.

    • another_steve

      Look… she’s working for the Sexual Predator-in-Chief.

      She’s gotta follow orders.

    • The_Wretched

      The reporter was ‘disgusting’ for calling the WH on overt racism. Sarah didn’t like that.

    • teeveedub

      When she was asked what might be one of 45*’s flaws (after her recent statement that all presidents have flaws), she responded, “That he has to put up with you guys every day.”

      It is only through divine intervention that my television doesn’t have a hole in it from my fist.

      • Joe in PA

        I scream a lot at the tv/computer, much less breakage. 🙁

        • teeveedub

          Just to be clear, the divine intervention prevented me from actually punching the TV.

  • HZ81

    KUNT

    • Uncle Mark

      Or KKKUNT as she’s known in Arkansas

    • stevenj

      With a capital C.

    • another_steve

      You knew to spell it with a “k” and not a “c.” Love to you.

      Had you spelled it with a “c,” the Orwellian Disqus “language algorithm” would have blocked it.

  • Leo

    Glad I tuned into this one. Especially biting this afternoon.

  • HZ81

    To think any of the white supremacists in the WH would support slavery crazy is ludicrous.

    • Barry William Teske

      That’s fake ludicrous…lol

  • JWC

    Oh Bitchy flee Sarah flee

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Don’t THANK her for anything

  • DreadPikathulhu

    I give it a month and they’re going to shut these down and have Sarah give a daily interview on Hannity.

  • Joe in PA

    Damn I wish they would stop calling him a “general”.

    • Bambino

      A general racist and a general ignorant asswipe.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Well, they touted Gorka as a “Dr.” so…no surprise.

      • Joe in PA

        Of course. And that really is worse…he never was. But this constant referring to the WH chief of staff as a general…just smacks of “well, the WH COS position isn’t much of a job…but you should really pay attention to him because he’s a general.” SMFH.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Just as Donnie is a gifted “successful” bizman.

  • Gustav2

    He was on twitter and watching Fox.

  • PickyPecker
  • HZ81

    Useless hill troll.

  • Leo

    He hasn’t already? Are you serious? They couldn’t set up a fucking phone call with an embassy in an hour? What a clusterfuck.

  • another_steve

    Make this blog post of Joe’s go away. Please.

  • Natty Enquirer

    And with that, she vanished in a puff of illogic.

  • PickyPecker

    AAaaaan……she hooves out.

  • stevenj
    • Joe in PA

      no…just grammar. 🙂

  • The_Wretched

    Wow, Sarah’s hyperdefensive about the ‘compromise of history’.

    • Gustav2

      Ta-Nehisi Coates: “On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that ‘the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.’ This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid about their own history. Stupid enjoys an unfortunate place in the highest ranks of American government these days. And while one cannot immediately affect this fact, one can choose to not hear stupid things and quietly nod along.”

      “For the past 50 years, some of this country’s most celebrated historians have taken up the task of making Americans less stupid about the Civil War. These historians have been more effective than generally realized. It’s worth remembering that General Kelly’s remarks, which were greeted with mass howls of protests, reflected the way much of this country’s stupid-ass intellectual class once understood the Civil War. I do not contend that this improved history has solved everything. But it is a ray of light cutting through the gloom of stupid. You should run to that light. Embrace it. Bathe in it. Become it.”

      https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2017/11/five-books-to-make-you-less-stupid-about-the-civil-war/544628/

      • The_Wretched

        Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tweet thread yesterday on point was really good. It took less than a few minutes to see just how wrong Kelly was.

      • edrex

        i so love Ta-Nehisi Coates. speaking truth to power better than anyone alive today. he would be on my fantasy dinner party guest list, but i fear that i would be too intimidated by his intellect to enjoy the other guests.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Last week I finished his latest book, “We Were Eight Years in Power”.

          It’s excellent, I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

      • BobSF_94117

        Where does he get the idea that “much of this country’s stupid-ass intellectual class once understood the Civil War” as anything but being about slavery?

        • Gustav2

          Being only 5 years younger than Mr Kelly, I wondered if there was a huge change in history textbooks. Maybe Coates meant the stupid-ass intellectual movie making class and the Shelby Footes who still were claiming it was all about states rights and it was more important to be loyal to your state. I guess no one cared when the British burned DC in the War of 1812 because it wasn’t your own state. And no one in the South celebrated when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet to victory in one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812 on Lake Erie.

          “Confederates fought for some substantially good things” (Foote) whitewashing, romanticizing the Civil War. The northern grunts fought to preserve the Union, the southern grunts fought because the northerners were invaders. The northern politicians and generals were barbarians, while the southern politicians and generals were patrician knights on a quest for the Holy Grail. The Lost Cause narrative was diminishing in the last 50 years, but slowly. The echos are throughout the Ken Burns documentary.

          Always remember, It was not really about slavery! Slave owners were fighting for honor!

          • BobSF_94117

            I think Coates is/was just pissed off and is blaming a far wider range of people than those who deserve it.

  • PickyPecker

    What a bitch.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m not watching but you do speak truth.

  • Leo

    Jesus Christ. That last bit said it all. Especially symbolic conference.

    I’m just pleased Acosta and Ryan continue to be perpetual thorns.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Well, with that tude her tip just got a little smaller.

    • PickyPecker

      Pro tip: don’t feel under the tabletop.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Because she wore it yesterday

      • Cuberly Deux

        Oh great, now I got a brain bug and I know I’m gonna have to!

    • fuzzybits

      A penny.

  • Michael R

    Hi Sarah . Impeachment …. any thoughts ?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Dude rambling on the second vid is like totally stoopid

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Dude wearing a clip-on tie lol

  • Uncle Mark

    God, I can’t wait for that lying heifer to be out of a job

    • coram nobis

      What worse spokemonster would replace her?

      • Barry William Teske

        That depends on the cloning pool.

        • coram nobis

          Maybe a hybrid: Shelob Lynchingbee Cinders.

      • Bambino

        Life with this administration is like a swamp. You never know what creature will crawl out of it.

  • PickyPecker
    • another_steve

      I just had a successful bowel movement.

      That’s news.

      • Ernest Endevor

        We’re all so relieved.

    • halfwaythere

      Picky, you’re amazing – a hen, a rooster, a duckling and now a seagull. Your talents never end!

  • coram nobis

    Life in Donald’s America: Kakistocracy Edition.

    https://thinkprogress.org/former-mexican-ambassador-trump-hotels-6fc52c7ce8f5/

    A former top Mexican diplomat accused the Trump administration this week of using official diplomatic channels to funnel business to Donald Trump’s hotels.

    Arturo Sarukhan, who served as Mexico’s ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2013, tweeted on Tuesday that a former U.S. diplomat told him the U.S. State Department’s protocol emphasizes to world leaders that they should use Trump’s D.C. hotel for official visits …

    • Halou

      The D.C. hotel is the only Trump property that has managed to avoid the downward revenue trend suffered by all his other properties. Hmm…

      • coram nobis

        Location, location.

  • Halou

    The Trump government is jumping on the New York attack, after all it was carried out by a Muslim. Now is the time to talk about “extreme vetting”! Now is the time to talk about pervasive travel bans! Now is the time to talk about amending legislation! Now is the time to talk about expanding Guantanamo!
    Now is the time to question the whole ‘innocent until proven guilty’ principle that has been a foundation stone of Western democratic civilisation, as Trump having already wondered why police brutality is not allowed he now asks why court cases for serious crimes take so long to process and reach a conclusion.

    But that time 58 people were murdered and a further 546 were injured by a white non-Muslim… The so-called president’s response is thus:

    http://www.readingthepictures.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Air-Force-1-Mandalay-600×400.jpg

    And the entire right-wing chorus of “Now is not the time….”

    • Bambino

      I’m sure they will say now its not the time to talk about math.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: I’ve been engaging a troll over at Mediaite, yeah I know, re; the Trump tax giveaways. It’s been interesting watching them hyper-ventilate in regards to my replies. While I’m pretty sure it’s just a troll being trollish some of their responses are just plain comically tragic. They may not actually believe the crap they’re writing but there sure are a lot of people that do.

    I thought it’d be interesting to post their reaction after I told them I was for fair taxation. In other words, no deep carve outs for the super wealthy. Oh, they totally freaked out when I used the terms uber-wealthy and moneyed class.

    “fair taxation”, hmm, where do I look to find the definition for that? God bless the “moneyed-class”!!!!! Who buys homes, cars, boats, clothing and on and on and on. All those things purchased are produced by employees. Some of that “moneyed-class” employ people, right? If I was smarter or chose to take more risks, I might be part of the “moneyed-class” but I wasn’t, all I can do is thank them for my years of employment and the current state of my 401K because of them. So go ahead and demonize them, all you are doing is displaying your ignorance. Btw, you should thank the “moneyed-class” for allowing you the tools to attend the class I just put on for you.”

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    And the cow says, … “OINK!”

  • Gustav2
  • billbear1961
    • Gianni

      Whose head would we most like to see go first into that ghee-oh-teen (guillotine)?

  • coram nobis

    TPM: WH spokesmonster denies that Don Donald actually blamed Sen. Schumer for the attack.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sanders-trump-wasnt-attacking-schumer

    CHINON CASTLE — Royal spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee denied that Henry II actually called for the death of Thomas à Becket. “The King simply had heartburn at dinner and said ‘will no one rid me of this turbulent pizza?’ She further denied that the Archbishop’s subsequent death had anything to do with the King, and suggested that Hillary Clinton has yet to express sorrow at the unpleasantness at Canterbury.

  • Tread

    New thread, so you can stop looking at her lopsided face.

    • Halou

      Oh, thank the god’s for that.

  • coram nobis

    Ms. SANDERS: Next question.
    Q. Willi Schtupp, Der Beagle. Mind explaining why Donald Jr. takes candy from children?

    https://www.salon.com/2017/11/01/donald-trump-jr-jokes-about-halloween-socialism-and-twitter-lets-him-have-it/

    • Gianni

      Lordy, the ridiculous and nonsensical runs so deep in that family.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Before this she worked for a ‘super pac’ that was a major source of funding for NOM. So she’s had a lot of experience at extortion and lying.

  • Gianni

    I’ve nothing against thorough vetting of immigrants. In this day and age, it’s literally an imperative for national safety. However, Donnie should have first used extreme vetting before hiring anyone for his campaign. He failed completely at that.

    • coram nobis

      No, I’m sure his friends at Cagey Bee Consulting, Inc. vetted his campaign staff.

  • SDG

    Someone please tell her, that pink lipstick and too heavy eye makeup is NOT working for her.

  • WarrenHart

    We’re paying this goon to lie to us every day.

  • Robin Prins

    Make this blog post of Joe’s go away. Please.