Trey Gowdy Resigns From House Ethics Committee

The Washington Examiner reports:

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is stepping down from his role on the House Ethics Committee, citing a “challenging workload” as the reason for his departure.

Gowdy informed House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision in a letter on Jan. 10, the details of which were not made public until Saturday. The South Carolina Republican was tapped to lead the House Oversight Committee last June, after the former chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, left Congress for a job at Fox News.

Gowdy faced criticism late last year after it was revealed that he used $150,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle a dispute with a former aide, who had accused the GOP congressman of firing him after he refused to focus his work on investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Joe in PA

    DO let the door hit your ass on the way out. kthxbai

  • Slippy_World
    • Statistics Palin

      That fits so well.

      • Slippy_World

        Heard the type describe as “uncle dad” ….an’t no depth of the gene pool in those parts

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Gosh its treys cousin jim-bob. Those ears are a family inbred tradition

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Uhm, I think you owe Gowdy an apology. That’s his sister.

  • stanhope

    What a piece of shit this guy.

  • Andymac3

    This bitch couldn’t even spell Ethics.

  • BobSF_94117

    The South Carolina Republican was tapped

    There must be a video.

    • Joe in PA

      The South Carolina Republican was tapped pegged

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Not that anyone can ever recover from seeing.

  • Treant

    Either he sees the handwriting on the wall for his next election, or they have so much shit on him he’s about to run for Moscow.

  • olandp
  • bkmn

    The taxpayers should bill him for all the time and resources he wasted going after Mrs. Clinton.

  • gpmIII

    He needs to focus on keeping his seat. That’s why. He’s vulnerable. There are many other republicans who are and we need to make sure they are gone by this time next year. It’s time to clean the House! It’s time to get rid of the KKK’s in Congress.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The ugly little weaselpecker does not have one ethical bone in his repulsive body.
    Buh-bye!

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    But who will conduct the next round of Benghazi hearings then?

    • Dramphooey

      Who is going to impeach Hillary Clinton?

      • Nowhereman

        You mean PRESIDENT Hillary Clinton, right?

        • Ore Carmi

          Oh, don’t we wish!

          • Nowhereman

            I have a recurring dream where Trump’s election is declared null and void and Hillary is declared the actual winner. It’s my Happy Place.

    • Joe in PA

      Temporarily on hold pending investigations into email server and Uranium One. 🙁

    • Beth Ann Tedder

      Stealing!

    • He did that on the House Oversight Committee, which he’s retaining.

  • Taylor

    Did someone finally tell him that being ethical himself is a standard to strive for, in order to be on the committee?

    • David Walker

      I’m not sure that anyone would believe that now.

  • Cuberly Deux

    “…citing a “challenging workload” as the reason for his departure.”

    Drowning in his own trail of slime I spose.

    • jerry

      Well, that was different than the usual “…spend more time with his family” excuse.

      • David Walker

        He knows his family; they know him. They probably don’t want to own up to being his spawn.

        • jerry

          Yeah, it’d be like Ted Cruz…the family would be running away and hiding.

      • Andymac3

        If he had posted that excuse his family would probably refute that in 3, 2, 1

    • Christopher

      I can honestly say that if Trey Gowdy were drowning, I’d throw him an anchor.

  • Ninja0980

    Translation, there is some serious shit on Trump and Republicans and I don’t want to do my job in punishing those things.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      Not likely. If he thought real shit was coming down, he’d be there to deflect and obstruct – insuring payment for services rendered.

  • bkmn

    I need a bath after seeing his greasy face.

    • Christopher

      Don’t worry, there will be plenty of people to join you in that Silkwood shower. So at least there’s an upside! 😉

  • Dramphooey

    Allowed to resign when he should have been fired.

  • Christopher

    I’m still pissed off at the sperm who fertilized the egg to produce that piece of walking, talking human excrement.

    Not only is he a waste of space, but oxygen is upset that it cannot boycott him.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      When DNA jumps species

  • Bryan

    Couldn’t happen to a better Sleestak.

  • Ninja0980

    Please Joe…don’t let this fucker’s ugly face be the last thing we see today.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: This sort of slid under the radar after “ShitHoleGate”. Curious how this will function. It could impact FB’s bottom line rather severely, which was all Zucky was concerned about over the past few years.

    I can see “conservatives” freaking the hell out about this. They’re prone to scream censorship at the drop of a hat.

    “On Thursday, Facebook announced a major change to News Feed, its central feature, to prioritize posts from friends and family over posts from publishers and brands.

    The goal, according to Zuckerberg and Facebook, is to boost the “well-being” of the billions of people who use the social network by encouraging users to have more conversations and connections with peers, rather than being bombarded by brands.

    In short, Facebook wants to show the world that it can still be a positive force in peoples’ lives — or at least show that it’s really, truly trying to be.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/technology/facebook-news-feed-change/index.html

  • another_steve

    Another corrupt Republican with something to hide.

    I dredge this chestnut up periodically here on JMG, because that’s what I do:

    In Robert Graves’ “I, Claudius,” there’s this scene where the Emperor Augustus, having been tipped off to the fact that half of the Roman Senate has been sleeping with his daughter, lines up all the accused senators and interrogates them, one by one.

    Having finished his interrogations, Augustus looks up at the heavens and shouts:

    Is there anyone in Rome who has not slept with my daughter!!!

    • mrfy

      Such a great series. Though I’ve only seen the BBC series, I haven’t read the book.

      • another_steve

        The series closely followed Graves’ books.

        Wonderful reads. Highly recommended.

        • The BBC series got me to read the book, and I found both quite marvelous.

          It was actually kinda neat to have actual faces to assign to the characters – Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed (the BEST Augustus evah), John Hurt as Caligula, etc.

          • another_steve

            I’ve followed all of the marvelous BBC series since the early 70s (nothing on American television here comes even close) and my all-time favorite series is “I, Claudius.” I love it so much that I purchased the DVD box set.

            Brilliant television, with a cast absolutely to die for.

          • David Walker

            And Sian Phillips as Livia. It really was one of the best TV series ever. I have the DVD box set and trot it out from time to time just…because.

          • another_steve

            Lol. We were typing at the same time, David.

            Me too. 😉

          • JCF

            I love to mimic Hurt (RIP) Caligula’s (to sycophant) “we oughtn’t BOTH be alive, should we?”

          • mrfy

            I only recently (6 months ago) saw the whole series. Loved most of it, but found Jacobi’s portrayal of Claudius’ stuttering to be a bit uncomfortable. Perhaps it’s because I had a stutter as a youngster and was made to feel shame.

          • JCF

            Jacobi portrayed Claudius (you probably knew that).

          • mrfy

            Yeah. Fixed my comment there to be correct. Thanks.

  • Christopher

    The poster child for incest has a full schedule, I guess.

  • hdtex
    • JCF

      {shudder}

  • Lazycrockett

    His landline kept clicking.

  • Paula

    This is the only instance where I can imagine using the name Trey Gowdy and the word ethics in the same sentence.

    • Steverino

      I think that would hold true for any Republican on that committee.

      • Todd20036

        I think that would hold true for any Republican, or anyone who would vote republican.

        • Cynthia

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  • R W C

    Destination K Street, where ethics are not an issue.

  • canoebum

    When I see Ole’ Trey I see the faces of his slave-owning, slave-trading ancestors. He has the look of a mean plantation owner right out of Django Unchained.

    • shellback

      And for me, all I can see is the banjo picker in Deliverance. (see above)

    • CottonBlimp

      He has the look of a dildo with a baby’s haircut

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    To be replaced by some other noxious, uber-partisan beast of a Republican congressman. Like, say, Jim Jordan.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Jordan, I think would actually be worse than S King.

  • Christopher

    SPOILER ALERT!

    Mulder and Scully will find him at the end of this season.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Something stinks about this. I am sure there is more to come. I wonder if Mueller is on to him about something?

    • I’m with you. There’s way more to this. House Oversight is a pretty high position…but Gowdy’s also been one of the GOPers most responsible for sandbagging any oversight whatsoever of the WH.

      • Bambino

        In relation to Fusion GPS?

        • No real idea, but I just have this nagging notion it may involve Mueller, who is indeed looking at who engaged in obstruction and who didn’t.

          Gowdy could be in big trouble, based on what we already know he’s done. And leaked.

          • SockMikey

            Hopefully, Nunes will be next…

        • Raja Mitchell

          I love the kitty in your profile picture…

    • Librarykid

      What is stinking is a load of feces approaching the fan. This is one of those excuses that usually presages something big. And if anyone deserves being caught in a shit storm it is this shit stirrer.

    • Cattleya1

      Some staffer that he groped is getting ready to sue him.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      I’m with you. There is dirt about to come out. There is zero chance there is nothing to see here…

    • Ore Carmi

      Something stinks about a Republican? You don’t say!

  • justmeeeee

    I smell a rat.

    • jerry

      That’s just Gowdy’s hair products…Eau de Rat.

  • PickyPecker
  • Bambino

    He must have found a resume buried under his desk and started to laugh his ass off only to realize it was his.

  • AtticusP

    it’s hard to rally behind a government that allows someone like Trey Gowdy to be on the ethics committee to begin with.

    • Andymac3

      Perhaps they have found someone even less deserving of the position, some huge lying asshole like Rep Jim Jordan.

    • geoffalnutt

      “Trey Gowdy” and “ethics” should never appear in the same paragraph. Ever.

    • ColdCountry

      They put Michele Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee.

      • AtticusP

        It’s good to see that they have a sense of humor on Capitol Hill.

  • JWC

    Another rat flees the sinking ship

    • Reality.Bites

      Not resigning his seat, at least not yet.

  • PickyPecker

    That guy creeps me out. The less he is involved in anything public the better.

    • Christopher

      Oh, I dunno. If we set up a wood chipper in the public square and he came down to jump in to it feet first, what say you then? 😉

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Replacement ? Steve King ?

  • PickyPecker
  • fuzzybits

    Have a good day kids. Sylvester I love you and miss you. https://youtu.be/bDWSemTCV40

    • Ginger Snap

      Sweet Sylvester always gives me goose bumps whenever I hear his songs and I just wanna fully Queen out.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I demand to know which of you gave him a “challenging load!”

  • PickyPecker

    Hmmm….where in the world is Giuliani? He should be oozing out of the woodwork someplace soon.

  • jeffg166

    OK, so who was he trying to dick?

    • Hank

      The question should be, Who WASN’T he trying to dick??? /s

  • FelineMama

    “Challenging workload”?!! I’ll bet!! Political Correctness, Tray. HA!! “Down, down, down, in the burning ring of fire”. (H/T Mr. Cash)

  • anne marie in philly

    bye felicia!

  • FAEN

    Gowdy on an ethics commission is like a Nazi on a human rights committee.

  • You can expect that, just like Jason Chaffetz, he’ll soon be announcing his retirement from Congress. Just like Jason Chaffetz, it’s highly likely that he cut a 5K deal for immunity from prosecution in the Trump Russia investigation.

    Good riddance.

    Oh, and this is entertaining… https://patribotics.blog/2017/09/24/exclusive-trey-gowdy-connected-pac-linked-to-russias-hack-of-america

    • SoCalGal20

      Patribotics is Louise Mensch’s blog. Beware!

  • Hank

    “Trey Gowdy Resigns” was what I stopped at, while reading and began to cheer, thinking he was leaving the House of Rep!!! Sadly it is only the Ethics Committee, for which he lacks the qualifications for!

  • PickyPecker

    Paul just called. I’ve been tapped to fill the empty seat on the Ethics Committee!
    https://dcassetcdn.com/w1k/submissions/581000/581057_b4c6.png

    • jerry

      So we’re going from a dick to a cock?

      • Steverino

        A prick to a Pick.

    • Christopher
      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Uh oh. Just appointed and congressman Pecker is grabbing the interns already?

    • Natty Enquirer

      Congrats! We were pulleting for you.

    • Reality.Bites

      You can put on a tux but you can’t escape your past

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrziHnudx3g

      • talldoggy

        Someone needs to final cut pro number 45’s face onto the chicken

    • Lumpy Gaga

      It’s not all cocktail parties and chicken feed.

    • stevenj

      I was going to say that producing manure while Gowdy was on the “ethics” committee is a job requirement………

    • Slippy_World

      Watch it -Frog the rooster has really elevated his community outreach game

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyeWTFLzNZ4

      • Cuberly Deux

        Over the years I’ve owned over 6 birds and can attest 100% to the fact that birds can be amazingly intelligent, affectionate, even jealous at at times. They even play, a lot.

        • ColdCountry

          They can also be meaner than shit.

          • Cuberly Deux

            Yep, my African Grey bit my knuckle down to the bone once when I startled him. It was my fault though, she was always rather wired and didn’t like quick moving things. Always best to approach her cage slowly and talking, making your presence known.

            (Unfortunately I lost him in the divorce…..)

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Visitation ?

      • Reality.Bites

        Ten years later she went on to perfect KFC Home Delivery.

      • Ore Carmi

        Unbelievable!

    • Cuberly Deux

      Let me guess….”Tom” Ford.

    • zhera

      Congrats! Careful so you don’t ruffle any feathers on your very first day!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      You clean up real nice.

  • Christopher

    I could’ve been content with just this…

    Trey Gowdy Resigns

    But then, silly me, I finished reading the headline.

    • JCF

      I believe you’re just looking at “Shoe-Drop #1″…

      • Christopher

        Hope so!

        That guy is sleaze personified, and definitely up to no good.

    • another_steve

      “Resigns from life” would have been nice.

  • JCF

    Obviously, posting THIS again!

    http://i.giphy.com/xTiTnpLWjDLdPel7lS.gif

    • another_steve

      Lol.

      Can never watch that one too often. 😉

    • Steverino

      As I recall, Gowdy was sweating buckets during that interrogation.

      • JCF

        More than usual!

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        It was like he was exuding grease from the top of his head.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Christopher

      I assume he’s standing on the pile of shit that he put in the hole first to boost him up to that level.

  • Okay, well, this just ruined my day, weekend, month… I had not truly considered this, although I’m a tad late to the scene.
    https://twitter.com/AHamiltonSpirit/status/952297564140916736

    • safari

      This is a little melodramatic. Errors have happened like this before.

      • Trump. Is. President.

        Errors like him have never happened before.

    • Natty Enquirer

      The President is never more than a few steps away from the nuclear football.

      • Christopher

        Hopefully the Secret Service just gave him a real football to play with.

        And doubly hopeful that it was a Nerf ball.

    • Halou

      It is all theatre designed to puff up Don and Kim’s “legitimacy”. They’re both working together on it, the threat of nuclear war is pure fiction.
      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/11/trump-interview-very-good-relationshisp-kim-jong-un-336941

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I think we’re lucky, actually, that he was golfing at the time. If he had been in the oval office at the time, I don’t trust him to think rationally or wait for factual information. I’m not sure he is even capable of distinguishing facts from whatever it is that floats around in his head. He would have started WW3 based on a false alarm.

  • another_steve

    O/T

    Old queer disco queens (like me) reading here… Did they ever surpass this one?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwfOOdg4eE

    • Danieruw

      I love this song! I have the 7″ single. It post dates disco, though, since it came out when I was in high school, ie the late 80’s.

      • another_steve

        Depends on how one defines “disco.”

        I experienced, first-hand, classic 1970s disco. I came out as a teenager in 1972 New York City.

        You can imagine the disco brilliance I was exposed to.

        • boobert

          Was that you dancing to this at the Toilet while everyone else was in the back room ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxdH_jDGFs4

          • another_steve

            Lol. Lovely. Thank you. 😉

            I never hooked up with my tricks (young gay ones reading here: sexual encounters) in the disco restroom.

            Pee-shy, here. A curse.

            But in my day I was a desirable twink and had endless suitors.

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            Can you remember when somebody besides the spousal unit bought you a drink? I can’t.

        • AC
          • another_steve

            Exactly.

            Thank you.

        • JCF

          Generally thought to be the first “Disco” song to hit #1 (July 6, 1974, after a slow climb from its May release):

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG8ubFw

          • another_steve

            Love to you for that, JCF.

            It was a different age.

            You had to be there.

          • JCF

            Well, another place, too: you in NYC, me in Sacra-tomato!

            To wit: in June 1978, I was a sophomore, playing in the concert band at our commencement. The student speaker talked about the various things she that made her anxious for future at Cal: “Are there really [email protected] at Berkeley???”

            Brought down the house. [Yes, I laughed too. The answer, sweetheart, was probably—just in the student body—several THOUSAND.]

            Sacramento could be a very provincial place (and, compared to NYC or San Fran, still is).

  • lymis

    Finally read the job requirements for an “ethics” committee, did he?

  • lymis

    The more of these resignations I see, the more I’m sure that Ryan won’t be running for reelection, or else he’ll be left holding that bag when whatever is about to explode goes up.

  • leo77

    Kinda writes it’s own punch line.

  • Leo
  • Nowhereman

    Well that’s a step in the right direction. Next he should resign from congress entirely.

  • bkmn
    • safari

      They serve them without?

    • safari

      I learned that in Clearwater Greek salad may be topped with potato salad.

      • bkmn

        That would make me unhappy

      • Tomcat

        Head a little further North to Tarpon Springs and get the real Greeks.

        • safari

          My understanding is that is where it originated by the local population of Greeks.

  • witch

    Rats…sinking ship

  • Lazycrockett
  • Lazycrockett
  • Tomcat

    The House has an ethics committee? You could have fooled me about that one.

  • pj

    OT front page story in NYT today about famous male photographers feeling up male models and then crashing their careers if they dont go along with it.

    • JCF

      I’m shocked, shocked…

    • Ben in Oakland

      pictures or it didn’t happen!
      ooooooops!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Is Bruce Weber one of them?

      • Lazycrockett

        yep.

      • pj

        yes sir

  • Way, way, way off-topic. And the best goddamned prank I’ve witnessed in eons.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOxlSOr3_M

    • Natty Enquirer

      Elaborate. So who has money to spend like this?

    • djcoastermark

      I saw this a while back and yes, it has got to be the best prank. I hope the people behind it continue to “pull” these pranks. It’s like Candid Camera gone over the top. They have done several other pranks like this one, but this is just too darn funny.

    • Ben in Oakland

      too many people watch too many episodes of The flash.

      • djcoastermark

        or the exorcist.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      We were joking at work once after the X-Men movie came out: Wouldn’t it suck if you were a mutant, but you ended up with a really lame power? I said “like making things smell bad?” And one of my co-workers said “We already have people who can do that.”

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        It would actually be a great way to force an isolated criminal out of a hiding place. Also, if you were a cruel person, it would be a great way to drive someone nuts w/o laying a hand on them or make someone a total social outcast if you could do it from a distance.

    • And here’s another prank which made me laugh.
      https://twitter.com/bill_auclair/status/952284390058377216

      • JCF

        I’m surprised Drumpf facilities weren’t formally rated “shit holes” YEARS ago!

    • bkmn

      Guess I am old. If something like that happened around me I would not be recording it on my phone.

      • Me neither, but that’s the world we live in now. Everybody records stuff.

  • Bluto

    Fuck off you greasy, repugnant snotnoodle.

    • JCF

      Switching downvote to upvote. TY.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Mr. Gowdy check his supply of ethics and found he had almost none. So, he simply had to resign.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      It doesn’t stop the rest of the rethuglicans.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    …to spend more time with his faymbly. Oh, and with jeeziz.

  • Rascal

    Gowdy was the Banjo Boy in “Deliverance”.

    • That is *always* how I see him. Only instead of the weird in-bred teeth, he’s a pin-head.

  • Long Tom

    A guy without ethics is quitting the Ethics Committee?

    Works for me!

  • Ben in Oakland

    He thought they told him it was the exits committee, and he left.

  • jrtguy

    ” Trey Gowdy Resigns From House Ethics Committee ” now that he finally realizes one has to possess ethics themselves to sit on the committee. Never has there been someone in so far over their head, nor the brightest bulb in the box. Bless his heart.

  • Ric Jani
    • m_lp_ql_m

      “What they don’t want you to know!”
      “You’ll be shocked at what happens next!”

    • another_steve

      I don’t knit but I do needlework. Petit point, mainly.

      I would attend the executions. My current petit point project, in hand.

      • olandp

        I do needlepoint, can knit, and crochet. I’d love to do Madame Defarge with you!

        • another_steve

          I think your and my bond was established early on, olandp.

          Beloved friend, olandp.

    • Todd20036

      Hard core moyle!

  • Blake J Butler
  • Cuberly Deux

    Resigning = Get a squeegee.

    https://i.imgur.com/8hvansa.gif

    • Ninja0980

      That scene gave me nightmares when I was younger.

      • safari

        What is it from?

        • Ninja0980

          The first X-Men movie.

          • Yep. That’s from when Magneto manages to transform an asshole anti-mutant Senator into a mutant…and his particular mutation is his bones dissolve and he becomes gelatinous.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Understandable, at the time it was sort of shocking.

        For some reason, as I think Gowdy is a literal slimeball, this scene plays in my head whenever I see him.

    • another_steve

      Well that’s only because you’re morally abhorrent, CD.

      Which is why I try to catch as many of your comments as I can.

      • Cuberly Deux

        You’re welcome AS 😉

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    HA! When a guy like Gowdy is running, you know shit’s coming.

    • Ninja0980

      Be a bigger bombshell if he was resigning from office.

  • bkmn

    We need to set the expectation now with the DNC and everyone in the party that if we do win control of the House and Senate that both Trump and Pence must be dealt with. No allowing Pence to become Pres. No way, no how.

    • Ninja0980

      Also, no confirmation of any more right wing judges with ties to the Federalist Society etc like Democrats did with W and Reagan.
      Enough is enough with right wing hacks on our courts.

  • Tomcat

    Trey just does not have the morals to do the job correctly, so he is running.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OT – The BBC has a new show coming out called “McMafia” And it’s supposed to be about “how the Russian mob is devouring the world.” I must admit I’m intrigued.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/975057f6fa8c974f71fcd6e8142ba6bafddfefbcdca1898f940d84a7dff54bba.jpg

    • Dazzer

      It’s slow moving, but I’m hooked.

      Essentially, though, it’s James Norton’s audition piece to be the next James Bond.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Have you ever seen the Italian TV series ‘Gomorra’? (Different from the movie with the same name although both are based on Roberto Saviano’s book). I didn’t think anything could ever top the Sopranos, but Gomorra is friggin’ amazing. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it an 11.

        • Dazzer

          Nope – is it good?

          • canoebum

            Fantastic! But not for the faint of heart.

          • BobSF_94117

            Plus it’s so sunny and uplifting!!!

        • SpiderPIG

          I enjoyed the movie, may check out the TV series as well.

    • SpiderPIG

      I’ve seen a few interesting non-american series:
      The Five, Broadchurch, Happy Valley, The Loch and a few others I can’t recall right now. All pretty good, IMO.

      • edrex

        i LOVED “happy valley.”

      • yes b’y

        River was good too.

    • JCF

      Is that Ivanka, lower right (@ daddy-blowing level)?

  • another_steve

    So after this past Thursday’s colonoscopy, I just had my first normal bowel movement.

    For JMG readers keeping track.

    • bkmn

      Another thing to look forward to in 2018 for me.

      • another_steve

        It’s not so bad. The prep isn’t fun though. Prepare to spend a lot of time on the toilet bowl.

        I assembled some reading material and took it in with me to the bathroom.

        Caught up on quite a bit, actually.

        • bkmn

          This will be my second go. I recently had an upper GI scoping and told the PA I saw that I remembered far too much of my colonoscopy and she put a note in to the nurse and I got enough drugs that I don’t remember much of the rest of the day.

          • Treant

            That coincidental. My quote was, “If I’m awake during the EGD in this office and I further have the grand fun of being conscious when you take the sample from my stomach like I was with my last gastroenterologist, I will sue your asses.”

          • another_steve

            My experience (I’m genetically at high risk for colorectal cancer and have had many colonoscopies) is that the knock-out drug protocol has improved over the years.

            This past week, they rolled me into the procedure room, knocked me out, and the next thing I remember was my wonderful husband holding my hand and asking me how I was feeling.

          • canoebum

            Propofol. It’s not just for killing weird pop stars anymore.

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            Love to you for that. 😉

          • edrex

            after my husband’s colonoscopy we went out for breakfast, talked lucidly about the news and i got him settled in at home before i went to my office for a few hours. when i got back he asked how he got home. had no memory of the hours following the procedure. my turn is coming up in abt three weeks. whee.

          • another_steve

            Love to you and your man, babe.

            The colonoscopy itself is no big deal, but the prep is unpleasant.

            Had a discussion with my doctor on point. He tells me they (the medical community) continue to work on the “best and most unpleasant” prep (bowel cleansing) method, but it hasn’t quite been perfected yet.

            Be brave.

            Prepare your reading materials for the bathroom, the night before your procedure.

          • edrex

            i’ll probably live tweet on jmg.

          • another_steve

            Gurl, if you post pics on YouTube you’ll get a million views in the first 24 hours.

        • William

          I live nearly an hour away from the place where that test happens. I don’t know how that will work out.

          • another_steve

            If you follow your doctor’s prep instructions carefully, it shouldn’t be a problem.

            One hour – house to procedure site – should not be a problem.

    • safari

      I’ll mark it on my calendar.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Sorry, we’ve heard more than enough about sh1th0les this week!
      (Glad you are feeling better.).

    • JCF

      Um, yay? O_x

    • DoctorDJ

      I kept some snapshots from my colonoscopy a few years ago… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d3c8bb1e7f28d52e34bd2e254f6e525f034fe04c251622d3a1f1416b23fabd0.jpg

      Good times!

      • another_steve

        I compared that shot to my current photos… and it all looks good.

    • edrex

      holiday weekend!

    • JAKvirginia

      SHITHOLE!

  • Cuberly Deux

    Beginning to lose track of all the MAGAness.

    “Wal-Mart to Cut 1,000 Office Jobs After Raising Store Worker Wages”

    http://fortune.com/2018/01/13/wal-mart-to-cut-1000-office-jobs/

    • Lazycrockett

      So the 1000 dollar bonus is really severance pay?

      • William

        More like a payroll transfer.

    • mrfy

      Plus the 10,000+ losing their jobs after they close 63 Sam’s Clubs.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Add Comcast, Carrier, another mine is about to be closed, so much for those coal jobs coming back…..the list is growing.

    • Max_1
      • JCF

        Teh Kewt!

      • Cuberly Deux

        Awwwww….tired doggie….

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Damn, fewer people to see me in my speedo as I shop.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • bkmn
    • bkmn
      • safari

        Nixon had the same silence in the false national alarm of ’71.

    • Cuberly Deux

      ….and again. What exactly, outside of technical points, is false in the book?

      Yeah, I know, the tweet is mean’t for his white nationalist cult, so why even bother. (sigh)

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        You’re right. There are probably a lot of them who can’t read.

      • Not much is wrong according to people “in the know.” It’s clear when Wolff is quoting somebody, and when he’s reporting what someone told them they’d heard or witnessed. He apparently has hundreds of hours of taped interviews, both inside the WH and with staffers sitting down with him either at outside social events or in his hotel room across Lafayette Park.

        I’m sure there will be errors in there. Hell, the book’s editing is pretty bad in places, likely because the publisher had him rush it. I’m going to guess some mistakes are because Wolff believed someone when they were lying for their own benefit.

        But he’s clear about all of this in the book’s foreword.

    • Lazycrockett
      • Steverino

        Maybe the false alarm was Trump gaslighting Hawaii with a nuclear scare for being Obama’s birthplace, which he kinda sorta ended up admitting last year.

      • JCF

        Frankly, I was afraid Drumpf WOULD tweet—going w/ his bog-standard usual Dem-bashing.

    • bkmn
      • JCF

        And once again: hands are too big!

    • safari

      Weren’t the fake news awards supposed to be on Wednesday?

      • m_lp_ql_m

        That, apparently, was fake news.

      • djcoastermark

        Speaking of fake news. We now know why you were in such a hurry to get down here. It was audition day at Weeki Wachee today. How did it go ? https://weekiwachee.com/events/mermaid-auditions/ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6779b197fab088cffa0489d59cda4e2d3822307783b42b3b437fac034f217607.jpg

        • safari

          I just asked what that was. I didn’t realize that was a thing outside of a Bond Movie.

          • djcoastermark

            It’s one of the original Florida attractions from way back when and still going strong. It’s been on all the local TV news tonight. And the auditions are actually quite stringent. Timed swimming races and of course, holding your breath underwater.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I don’t really get the obsession with mermaids.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Swimmer’s builds.

          • djcoastermark

            Weeki Wachee has been around since the 1940’s. I don’t get it either, but it has been a tourist thing since then. ( But the springs and area around there are quite beautiful.)

      • Yup. After it was supposed to be on Monday.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        That was fake news!!

    • Barry William Teske

      Oh look!
      It is as if he is talking DIRECTLY to the Nazi’s…

    • I believe the reason Donald’s so f*cking upset and obsessed is he was visibly, publicly humiliated and shamed. Not only with the book portraying him as an unfit, ignorant, lazy bastard who spends his days watching TV and tweeting. (When he’s not golfing). But more importantly because HE was fooled into letting Wolff into the WH and giving him blue-pass access, and worse, to then have the staff told they should cooperate with the author.

      Donald just assumed it would be a glowing Riefenstahl-esque biography of him. And he was cucked massively.

      Shame and humiliation are the single worst thing a pathological narcissist can experience and why they seek to avoid it at all costs.

      • kareemachan

        …and, he’s down in FL as I type.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Oh lordy! So much projection!!
      Mentally deranged Dotard sayz wut???

      • Steverino

        I await the day when the dotard will be hoisted on his own petard.

    • JCF

      “mentally deranged…knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed”

      https://cdn1.transfermetodvd.com/Projector.gif

    • MBear

      The elction is over.
      Everything hes done SINCE then is abhorrent

    • medaka
  • TheManicMechanic

    It’s no longer Gowdy Doody Time.

  • Ninja0980

    O/T but I figured out a trick to get Instagram photos off their pages so I’ve been able to get a few I’ve liked.
    Only downside is having to find threads no one is posting in anymore.

  • twb6yz

    As much as I can’t stand the guy this isn’t a big deal. He said when he was made Chairman of the Oversight Committee he was going to get off one of the other Committees. He was the only Member of the House who was on 4 Committees, everyone else was on 3 or fewer.

    • kareemachan

      No, it’s a big deal cuz the asshat used his position for evil.

      Don’t try to minimize this.

  • Blake J Butler
    • jimbo65

      The stupidity of the American people knows no bounds.

      • kareemachan

        #notallofus

  • Barry William Teske

    Rat.
    Abandoning.
    Ship.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      The poor thing can’t swim.
      Toss it an anchor !

  • Lazycrockett
    • jimbo65

      Wtf? Bad enough that the people of that island have been fucked over by nature and our own government. Yeah, I’d really like to know what the reason is for this.

      • safari

        Because they can.

      • canoebum

        We all know the reason.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Because it’s a completely different, shithole country.

    • kareemachan

      Didn’t they just shut down a store or three as well?

      • Ginger Snap

        I think I read it’s like 64 stores closing 2018.

  • Blake J Butler
    • another_steve

      I would kiss his butt. Surrounding it, I would create a whole new religion.

      In my DNA is 5,000+ years of genetic Jew knowledge.

      I could create a whole new religion.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        Please don’t. The Abrahamic “Big 3” have done enough damage. *grin*

    • JCF

      Is this Our Bluto?

      https://disqus.com/by/disqus_h0TgXOCEQS/

      Thanks (but No Thanks).

      • Blake J Butler

        I’m not sure it’s our Bluto, but i doubt that it is, but in this day and age who knows, it may be.

  • jm2

    another one who want to be preznit?

  • Max_1

    O/T Shithole…
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTcvG5gX0AAJ_yG.jpg

    Two days ago, the President wondered why we take people in from shithole countries…
    Yesterday, the White House was all, “We never said THAT word.”

    I present today… The White House acknowledges the use of the term and is NOW attempting to define it’s usage.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/952327061275897858

    • SoCalGal20

      Nope. You can’t walk that back. You’re a fucking racist. Your policies are racist. Your staff is racist.

    • JCF

      So he thinks it’s a straight-forward: “we don’t take people from countries w/ ‘depressed conditions'”

      I could argue that some of these countries’ “depressed conditions” might be (in PART) related to the U.S. getting their best&brightest…but Lord knows the Deplorables would twist my words on THAT, too. [“See, we’re helping their native countries by deporting them!!!111!” /s]

    • Bryan

      “You’re taking my racist comment out of context!”

    • Michael R

      Might work if we weren’t aware of what a racist piece of shit
      he is based on everything we’ve learned about him .

    • Cuberly Deux

      Even if IF we were to grant Donnie a truckload full of the benefit of the doubt and accept his version as the rationale for his choice of words.

      Then why the fuck did he mention Norway?

      • TuuxKabin

        The most recent visit of another country? The PM of Norway?

        • Cuberly Deux

          Obvs…..but what the hell does Donnie know about Norway?

          • TuuxKabin

            Normay . . . what the hell does he know about anyting?

          • Cuberly Deux

            Pretty much.

            Whatever’s put under his nose he can retain for a few hours I spose. Obvs the Norway reference I guess. But….it was the counterbalance to what he was getting at, like we all know.

    • JAKvirginia

      Give me your healthy and rich
      Your well-dressed masses
      Yearning to live tax-free

  • another_steve

    So for my fellow fairies age 60+, a centering.

    The magnificent Joni Mitchell.

    Sage.

    Discerner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6If65D_DXS4

    • M Jackson

      I’m -60 and she has been my Goddess, since I stole my older sister’s “Clouds” album at age 18.
      “Hejira” is her masterwork.

      “It was a hexagram of the heavens/it was the strings of this guitar” “Like Icarus ascending on beautiful foolish arms”
      After all these years — chills.

      • another_steve

        “Hejira” may – just may – be the finest collection of its music genre in the 20th Century.

    • DoctorDJ

      Does anyone have an update on her health (other than what’s on Wikipedia)?

      • another_steve

        I’ve heard/read no news.

        No news is good news, as they say.

  • SoCalGal20

    Oklahoma. There’s no “allegedly” about it. There’s audio posted in the article.

    Warner town employees resign after allegedly making racist comments about MLK Day

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/warner-town-employees-resign-after-allegedly-making-racist-comments-about/article_1f1604a5-3be1-5993-8507-faeb77a67ae4.html

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I sincerely hope Mr. Whittmer doesn’t end up with his house set on Roy Moore accuser.

    • SoCalGal20

      Here’s audio (and a transcript). I don’t know if TulsaWorld pulled their audio but it seems like they may have.

      https://muskogeenow.com/exclusive-warner-town-employees-caught-on-tape-calling-mlk-day-n-word-day

      • djcoastermark

        The audio is still up on the Tulsa World link you first posted. It really is disgusting.

        • SoCalGal20

          Oh good to know. It wasn’t working for me earlier. And yes it is.

    • MBear

      Im more shocked that someone would think some shithole state WOULDN’T have a shit load of shitty racist ass shit employees.

      Heh

      Poop

      • SoCalGal20

        Oh, I’m not surprised.

    • djcoastermark

      Listening to those idiots was just so irksome. So Smug, so disgusting. This needs to be put out there nationally for all to see. I can’t even begin to express . ugh just ugh.

  • SoCalGal20

    Artist Robin Bell is back at it right now at the Trump International in DC! Be sure to watch the short video clip!

    https://twitter.com/bellvisuals/status/952337138451873792

    • That.
      Is so many awesomes.
      So many awesomes.

      • SoCalGal20

        The poop emojis make the whole thing lol!

        • Right?
          Totally makes it.
          I lold many.

    • Mikey

      who’s the moron filming it, though? he keeps focusing the camera on the damned street instead of the projected messages.

    • JCF

      I swear, I thought, “Why are they projecting all those zeros?” (they were the eyes on the poop emoji 0_0 )

  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      That looks so bad, above—the black character w/ all those scribble lines on his skin—but of course, that’s for papers who don’t print the strip in color.

      • Lazycrockett

        Little known fact Franklin was heavily into tats.

  • juanjo54

    I wonder what the video shows him doing. You think it was an underage boy or girl?

  • SoCalGal20
    • Ninja0980

      Yea, I’d say she’s got some mental problems.

      • SoCalGal20

        Or she’s just that awful.

        • Ninja0980

          If you hate people that much to do that to yourself…ugh.

          • SoCalGal20

            I’m thankful she just hurt herself and not other people.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            It’s like Manchausen syndrome where you pretend to be sick to get attention.

    • Lazycrockett

      stupid is as stupid does.

    • Max_1
    • Reality.Bites

      She is every Trump voter.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      That is the stupidest thing ever. Not only is filing a fake police report a crime, acid injuries are one of the hardest fucking things to fix via plastic surgeries if they can be fixed at all. (I’ve seen way too many news stories about women in other countries who are attacked by angry stalkers who refuse to take no for an answer and how damaging said attacks are.)

    • Cuberly Deux

      That’s cult behavior.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I always want to say to white supremacists, “If every single PoC disappeared, you’d collapse because you’d have nobody to blame for your self-inflicted injuries. It’s not their fault you cut school, put smack in your arms or picked the wrong spouse or picked a fight with your supervisor so you got fired.”

      Also it reminds me of Susan Smith who killed her own children because she was hot for a guy who didn’t want kids (people should not be shamed/blamed for not wanting kids as long as they were upfront & it seems he was) and blamed it on an imaginary black man who supposedly drove her car into a lake with the kids strapped in. She would rather risk getting an innocent black man in trouble, blame her own damn children for making her undesirable instead of just going “Ok, he’s just not that hot for ME.”

      • Reality.Bites

        They’d still have us, especially the T in LGBT.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          They will always look for someone to blame. I know that some of the fundajelicals would even go after Mormons and other Christian sects they consider fringe even though they are currently political allies at the moment if all the LGBT people suddenly all got on a spaceship for New Terra to join all the PoC.

          • Reality.Bites

            Sure, but we’re more conveniently located than Mormons.

    • Reality.Bites

      BTW, none of the reporting on this that I can find indicates this woman is a white supremacist.

      “Police told the New York Daily News that the Staten Island woman “has a history of self-harm,” and her deception was revealed after they began pressing her for more details on her attack claims.

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/white-woman-sprays-sulfuric-acid-into-her-own-face-then-blames-it-on-a-nonexistent-black-woman/

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “It’s eating her face!”

      (Oh, that’s a before pic?)

  • Max_1
    • safari

      He takes my breath away.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Facially he looks a touch like Ryan Gosling and Armie Hammer.

    • JAKvirginia

      Ginger Friday? Does she know Trump’s Stormy?

  • Bob

    am I the only one who thinks of Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit every time he sees Trey Gowdy? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ea2b6995e63d0f5d2e958c034cabaf64eaf0fcbd527edb6c562bb86772f47b9.jpg

    • Tomcat

      When I see him all I see is a toilet brush.

    • No, I see a pinhead whose circus misses him.

      • JAKvirginia

        Just the bearded lady, actually. They kinda had a thing goin on. *wink*

  • SoCalGal20

    At the Trump International right now.

    https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/952338654931947520

    • This is genius. I’m given to understand the hotel’s complained to the DC police, who’ve said they can’t do anything because projected light isn’t vandalism.

      • SoCalGal20

        Downthread I posted a short video that Robin Bell tweeted. You really have to see it in video for the full effect lol.

        • Cool, I’ll go look.

      • This makes me lolz a lot.
        Brilliant.

      • SoCalGal20

        I love that other people have started doing it on other public buildings like in SF and Atlanta lol.

      • Tomcat

        I would love to see them show the bus pussy grabbing videos on the walls non stop for night after night.

      • it won’t be long before the traitor seeks legislation to ban projected light as terrorism or something like that.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        This has probably been discussed, but where does this come from? A parked vehicle? A building across the street?

    • Ninja0980

      Bwaa ha ha!

    • Kruhn

      That’s the 12th Street entrance. There’s a convenient plaza across from the hotel.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    O/T: He even does that arm-yank “handshake” with the WH doctor:

    http://media.philly.com/images/1200*800/fafde46a388744cdbe37fb6cceb8552e-d172963c587742129d0b13306ec82e88.jpg

    Doesn’t look staged at all.

    • Daveed_WOW

      He didn’t pull that shit on Hillary. He knows she’s a killer.

  • SoCalGal20

    Actual tweet by the “WH Press Secretary” from about 90 minutes ago.

    https://twitter.com/presssec/status/952323750401331202

    • Cuberly Deux

      Considering the scoops the WSJ has been coming up with this week….uh…has Rupert soured on Donnie-Boy?

      • SoCalGal20

        I’m not sure about Rupert but there’s been a running battle between the journalists (particularly the investigative journalists) at WSJ who have has some great scoops and the Editorial department. It happened again yesterday.

        Shitty WSJ editorial.

        https://twitter.com/kimstrassel/status/951653000476377089

        Response from Shane Harris who was a WSJ but recently went to WaPo.

        https://twitter.com/shaneharris/status/951673307828498432

        • Ninja0980

          Kim Strassel is one of the worst right wing hacks out there right now.
          Glad to see she is getting called out by her former co-workers.

      • Reality.Bites

        The Post’s front page today wasn’t exactly friendly either.

    • Lazycrockett
      • no, he has better taste in clothes.

      • houstonray

        That is so wrong…but the funniest damn thing I’ve seen all night!

        LMAO!!!!!!

      • TampaDink

        Was that her high school senior portrait? I’d have thought that Arkansas would have had color photography by then.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Sure, Sarah, I can grant you that one drop in the bucket.

      • JCF

        In the OCEAN.

    • It’s disgusting how these fucking Trumpers have been allowed—by the GOP—to debase this country and its ideals and liberties, but especially the office of the President.

      Before 2017, any WH employee posting this bullshit as official press release material would’ve been fired immediately.

      I really want Mueller to hurry the fuck up.

      • SoCalGal20

        I want his case to be airtight and to get as many of them as possible. But, yes, it would be great if he could do that sooner rather than later.

        • That’s my position precisely.

          I’d just like to get a decent night’s sleep for the first time in 14+ months.

          • another_steve

            It’s been affecting my sleep, too.

            I’m not ashamed to admit it.

    • Daveed_WOW

      All I can say about Sarah is “see you next Tuesday!”

    • JAKvirginia

      I hear Sarah has an on-the-gov-payroll makeup artist now. Benjamin Moore.

  • Philip Tonee

    They keep fleeing the sinking ship. 😉

  • FAEN

    OT- PROJECTING ON TRUMP’S DC HOTEL TONIGHT

    https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/952338654931947520

    Hope the link works

    • DaddyRay

      Awesome

    • JAKvirginia

      Wonderful! I may never criticize anyone for “projection” ever again.

    • djcoastermark

      Too great ! To quote Casey Kasem, hope the hits just keep on comin ! or something lke that .

      • FAEN

        LOL-YAAAS!!

  • BeaverTales

    OT, there is a flu epidemic going around. Bad news if you have a compromised immune system from stress, HIV, cancer, diabetes or other things. 2018 is not starting off as well as I had hoped. Be careful, kids….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzQBOBoPg04

    What do you get when you fall in love?
    A guy with a pin to burst your bubble
    That’s what you get for all your trouble
    I’ll never fall in love again
    I’ll never fall in love again

    What do you get when you kiss a guy?
    You get enough germs to catch pneumonia
    After you do, he’ll never phone ya
    I’ll never fall in love again
    Dontcha know that I’ll never fall in love again?

    • Lazycrockett

      ..because Im dead.

      • MBear

        So youre dead now
        Shit
        Youre going to hell
        Straight from your marijuana jungles
        Straight from your lies…your lies…your lies

        • ScubaBearLA

          Will you do Me & My Rhythm Box for an encore, please?

          • MBear

            I knew *someone* here would get it. 😉

    • TuuxKabin
    • another_steve

      Beautiful comment, BeaverTales. Thanks.

      We must all strive to be careful.

      As “careful” presents to each of us, individually.

    • whollyfool

      I haven’t been able to check in much lately; do we know how Treant is doing?

      • Dazzer

        He’s getting better but his husband is now going down with the Aussie Plague.

        However, Treant is still having problems with his hearing, but is now on antibiotics.

        (I preferred the explanation that he didn’t really have a problem with his hearing, rather people were fucking with him by speaking incredibly quietly when they were around him.)

        • whollyfool

          Thanks! His symptoms seemed too weird and went on too long. Hope his husband has better luck.

          The hearing thing sounds like something my friends would do. (Ok, I would do it too. 🙂 )

  • Lars Littlefield

    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    So let’s sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again………………. kinda.

  • boatboy_srq

    Trey Gowdy is too busy for Ethics.

    Says quite a lot IYAM.

  • i often wonder what the total is annually, what we taxpayers pay, for these thugs and their misconduct. it’s got to be in the millions and millions.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I think one of the first reforms is to make it come out of their own pocket.

  • SoCalGal20

    The corruption in this administration is literally everywhere. Betsy DeVos come on down!

    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/952240606021062657

    • M Jackson

      How very swampy.

    • JCF

      “Swamp the Drain!”

  • Friday

    Yep, ethics violations are a lot of work, whether you’re trying to cover for them or actually investigate them.

    • another_steve

      We are, today, in a day of “un-ethics.” Donald Trump and his supporters are attempting to normalize this.

      People of good will must resist it.

      Must speak against it.

  • Lazycrockett

    FYI
    NEW
    SNL
    NBC

    • Lars Littlefield

      Are you certain? My DVR says the two show this evening were recorfef in 2017.

      • Lazycrockett

        The 11:30 is new.

        • Lars Littlefield

          Okaly Dokaly

      • Hue-Man

        Host Sam Rockwell. Halsey performs.

  • dcurlee

    So when there is a real scandal he steps aside. What a pus. Can’t stand the guy. My feeling he stepped aside because he has no ethics

  • Lars Littlefield

    What have I done wrong? None of any JMGer’s post’s with tweets appear on my screen?

    • Silver Badger

      I had to turn off my ad blocker to get those posts.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Thanks.

    • SoCalGal20

      Nothing. I think there’s an issue with Disqus. You’re not the only one having issues. You can try clearing out your browser. It might help. I’m on mobile on my iPhone (Safari) and can see tweets.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Thanks

    • Ninja0980

      You haven’t done anything wrong, disqus is being disqus.

      • JCF

        Try refreshing the page. That *usually* works. On MOST of the empty posts.

    • djcoastermark

      Are you using an ad blocker ? This seems to be a big problem lately. It might have something to do with the latest windows update. If you are using an ad blocker, try whitelisting JMG, it has worked for me and others, not all, but give it a try.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      If you have some kind of ad or script blocker, you have to allow (at least) the following sites to run scripts/put shit in your browser:

      embedly.com
      twimg.com
      twitter.com
      googletagservices.com (not 100% sure)
      disqus.com
      disquscdn.com

    • OdieDenCO

      there is nothing wrong with you monitor. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission.
      If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to
      make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the
      horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it
      flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to
      crystal clarity. For the next hour sit quietly and we will control all
      that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your
      television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You
      are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner
      mind to… The Outer Limits.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Is this the douche that wrote that book on “Resilience”? Stealth winger bullshit. Threw it across the room.

      • JCF

        That’s the douche who’s the Rethug Governor of Missouri who schtupped a woman other than his wife, and blackmailed his mistress into silence w/ revenge-porn.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          That’s a form of resilience, I suppose.

  • safari

    He reminds me of a DS9 changeling.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Blake J Butler

    I’m already compiled my list so far for candidates to support in 2018, financially. Congressional i’m waiting on after primaries except for one whom i plan on supporting immediately as i feel he is the strongest candidate against Coffman in the 6th district of colorado. broken down into top 10 for gubernatorial, senate, and congressional, so far, and with swamped gubernatorial primary campaigns, i haven’t yet finished out candidates for my 10 list, and its only 10 per candidate type because funds are limited, but support is needed at all costs.

    Gubernatorial

    1. Michelle Lujan Grisham – New Mexico
    2. Jared Polis – Colorado
    3. Gretchen Whitmer- Michigan
    4. Richard Corday- Ohio
    5. Tom Wolfe- Pennsylvania
    6. Tim Walz- Minnesota

    Senate

    1. Jacky Rosen – Nevada
    2. Tammy Baldwin – Wisconsin
    3. Claire McCaskill – Missouri
    4. Heidi Heitkamp – North Dakota
    5. Bill Nelson – Florida
    6. Sherrod Brown- Ohio
    7. Krysten Cinema – Arizona
    8. Tina Smith- Minnesota
    9. Bob Casey Jr. – Pennsylvania
    10. Phil Bredesen – Tennessee

    Congressional

    1. Jason Crow 6th congressional district – Colorado

    • Ninja0980

      Will be sending money as well and will be doing everything I can in my district to support whomever our Democratic candidate is to ensure “moderate” John Katko is given the boot.

    • Reality.Bites

      Nothing for candidate Handwich?

      • Blake J Butler

        Handwich doesn’t have to ask for a donation, its a given.

    • misterjack

      For Minnesota Governor, may I suggest looking at Rebecca Otto, as well as Tim Walz? Two great candidates.

      • Blake J Butler

        I looked at her as well, i’ll have to look at debates to see whom i think is best, although i do not think it wasn’t smart for Walz to jeopardize a competitive seat to run for governor.

        • misterjack

          Otto is more progressive than Walz, and has better name recognition.

      • Reality.Bites

        Frankly I think anyone named Otto is just too much of a risk, supervillainwise.

        http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Doctor-Octopus-Spider-Man-Marvel-Comics-early-h1.jpg

    • SoCalGal20

      Lots to support! Also look into the Special Elections coming up. GOTV is SO important for those. For example, there are FOUR coming up on Tuesday in WI, IA, and SC.

      https://twitter.com/alyssa_milano/status/952208446731923456

      Dem candidates are:

      IA State House District 6: Rita DeJong

      SC State House District 99: Cindy Boatwright

      WI State Senate District 10: Patty Schachtner

      WI State Assembly District 58: Dennis Degenhardt

      • Blake J Butler

        Also via Tina Smith, Melissa Wagner of Minnesota’s house of reps. is running for the special election after tony cornish resigned after sexual harrassment accusations. It is competitive enough for a democrat to pull off, and Wagner may be it.

        That election is the 12th next month.
        https://twitter.com/TinaSmithMN/status/952306787331473410

    • TuuxKabin
  • wds

    Now Howdy Gowdy has more reason to not get a big-boy haircut … LOL

  • Lazycrockett

    If your show is titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, why are you introducing them, Dave?

    • It’s a talk-show trope. “My next guest needs no introduction, because you all know him as blah-blah-blah”

  • safari
    • Treant

      Sounds about right.

    • It also leads to alcohol consumption.

      • TampaDink

        So true….speaking only for myself, on behalf of my liver which probably now weighs more than my cranium.

    • JCF

      I actually looked at that list seriously for about 3 seconds…

    • fuzzybits

      In my case it leads to an extra roll.

  • SoCalGal20

    Tweets from Africa responding to Trump.

    President of Ghana

    https://twitter.com/nakufoaddo/status/952168071933890560

    Government of Botswana

    https://twitter.com/bwgovernment/status/952201578030575616

  • safari

    Apparently we are supposed to be mad at this.
    https://twitter.com/chelseahandler/status/951258218910633984

    • Ninja0980

      Same with Joy Reid’s column where she mocked Crist for being a closet case.
      Sorry, don’t view this as homophobia.
      I view Republicans including “allies” Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins voting yes on judicial nominations that will roll back our rights as homophobia.

      • Lazycrockett

        If they are working against us as Graham and Crist are/were Fuck em.

        • Ninja0980

          It’s telling the people who tell us what we should be outraged about are Republicans who think we don’t deserve any kind of rights at all and belong in jail or far left Bernie bots who think our issues are “distractions” and drive away working class whites.
          Konst and the other Bernie bots wanted to whip up the LGBT community against Joy Reid after she called out St.Bernie.
          Didn’t work then, won’t work now with Chelsea.

          • William

            Chelsea’s right on the money with that Tweet.

      • TampaDink

        At least Crist had the decency to leave the rethuglican party.
        Even though he is apparently still living in the state of denial while claiming Florida residency.

        • Ninja0980

          IMO, he’s been in the closet so long he’ll never leave it.

          • TampaDink

            I suspect that you are right…and, at least during this cold snap, I’m sure it is warm & cozy in there.

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s not like she suggested suicide would be more honourable.

  • SoCalGal20

    Great video. Greek couple who own a restaurant feed refugees for free. It reminds of Chef Jose Andres.

    https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/952338998474653696

  • safari
    • edrex

      brilliant!

  • bkmn

    I wonder how Don Jr., Erik and Iskanka feel about the shithole brand their daddy is leaving them with.

    • TampaDink

      Their affluenza prevents them from feeling anything…especially for others.

    • Reality.Bites

      They’re all crooks. Crooks who aren’t really in the hotel and real estate business. They’re money launderers.

      • bkmn

        Thankfully Mueller can investigate those crimes if they happen to catch his eye.

    • Cuberly Deux

      It’s why they’re exploring alternative names like Scion etc…to use as cover for their “brand”.

      • TampaDink

        Scion worked so well for Toyota.

        • Cuberly Deux

          lol…I actually own a Scion Xb, the second generation….yep…the ones that look like a box with wheels. No joke, I LOVE my car….

          • TampaDink

            I will not chastise you for that. My last new vehicle was a 2003 Honda Element, which I LOVED….and would still be driving today, had I not killed it. The replacement was a used PT Cruiser….which died about 18 months ago. Now I’m driving my mom’s 98 Accord….never look a gift car in the grille.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/deray/status/950503278151954432
    Glad to have LGBT POC of like Deray speaking up on the issues many LGBT POC of face, not only from society based on their skin color, but also from their own communities, whom they can turn to for support in dealing with racism but not with homophobia too many cases.

    • JCF

      That’s the thing that’s so painful about a tweet like “Nipsey’s”: it’s a half dozen strong, proud, black affirmations…and then one horrible homophobic slur to turn it all to shit. 🙁

      • Treant

        At least it saves you some time in the future. You can write him off immediately.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “No homo sexual” is comedy.

        “GOD IS WITH US WHO CAN GO AGAINST US” is turning it to shit.

        • JCF

          God’s not with homophobia (and that’s my last word on this subject).

    • fuzzybits

      It’s more than just in the black community. It’s in all races where a lot of heterosexual males equate gay with weak.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Big fan of Derays activism

  • octobercountry

    OT: Does anyone know what happened to the Box Turtle Bulletin site? Apparently it ceased to exist in November of 2016, and I was curious….

    I used to visit that site on a daily basis—they had loads of interesting information and a lot about gay history. But I got ticked off when founder Jim Burroway took what I felt was a foolish position about the whole Firefox controversy, and I stopped going to the site. I had no idea it had closed down; just was wondering what happened…

    • Sam_Handwich

      i have vague memories of that site, but no info on why it went away.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        If you are referring to PHB it was due to on going health issues.

    • gaycuckhubby

      It was an almost daily visit for me.
      I miss it and GoodAsYou and Pams House Blend

      • bkmn

        I still miss Pam’s site and probably always will.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        Pam’s House Blend is where I discovered JMG and all the wonderful engaging people here.

    • JCF

      “Apparently it ceased to exist in November of 2016”

      Just like the USA!

      No seriously, I’m afraid I haven’t thought about in ages. Is “Good As You” still around? I recall that one started to get scarce when its blogger became a parent…

      • gaycuckhubby

        Jeremy Hooper is still on twitter.
        But not as active.
        Lots of adorable photos of his daughter and husband

    • SoCalGal20

      It actually seems to have stopped abruptly in Dec. 2016. I don’t know why. It looks like the last post was on Dec. 9, 2016. Here’s the link to the archive at the Wayback Machine.

      http://web.archive.org/web/20171115220143/http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/

    • octobercountry

      I was wondering if something happened to the fellow who wrote it—seems to have abruptly ceased operations. It’s a pity the site wasn’t kept up for archival purposes, because it had a LOT of articles on gay history.

    • djcoastermark

      If I recall, there was some sort of medical issue with someone dear to them and they stopped updating. Not sure, but yeah, I miss a lot of the historical and educational info that was put up there.

  • David

    Politicians don’t give up power arbitrarily, something’s coming.

    • TampaDink

      I suspect that you are right.

    • Treant

      At some points, I think that some group of very powerful people somewhere suddenly noticed that a chunk of the American Congress is actual, literal traitors to the nation and causing so much damage that they simply cannot be allowed to continue. These people are forcing those Congresspeople out.

      Then I wake up and realize they probably simply see a major loss on the horizon, and it’s easier to jump back in later if you never lost your seat, you voluntarily gave it up.

  • fuzzybits
    • fuzzybits
    • djcoastermark

      And yet the white supremists still claim they are the only ones who believe they are the only “real” americans. Heartbreaking.

    • SoCalGal20

      The way native people in this country are treated is a fucking crime. And you want to see racism at work, just look at North and South Dakota and how the Lakota are treated. It is unacceptable that people are forced to live in conditions like this.

      Hey, Jeff Bezos, how about you take some of your $105 BILLION fortune and build these folks some decent housing where they can at least stay warm?

  • fuzzybits
  • Lazycrockett

    Drumpf is retweeting pizzagate dude.

  • Leo

    I’m sure this was already posted here but still hilarious.
    https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/952255684736929795

    • Treant

      Please tell me he’s named for his dick, because so far, he seems to be an enormous dick indeed…

    • Lazycrockett

      really? Moby who hasn’t been relevant since 2002?

    • JCF

      Not getting the hate here. You think what he’s saying is impossible?

      • Lazycrockett

        It could be true but the FBI is not going to be asking Moby to spread the word. He barely has 1 million followers.

        • JCF

          I didn’t think he meant the whole Federal bureacracy. Just some “active and former CIA agents” (which could be 2) he’d spoken to.

    • Lazycrockett
    • Cuberly Deux

      Sad….he’s always been sort of a wack-a-doo. I still like his work though. Yes, even the old stuff that got replayed to death.

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

  • Tomcat

    The only workload he has is going after Hillary for anything and everything.

  • DaddyRay
    • JCF

      What a face!

    • peacfulseas inWA

      You could almost get a way using the HOV lanes. I’ve seen worst mugs. Whata sweetie. He KNOWS he’s rockin it.

  • SoCalGal20
    • JCF

      GPS never claimed there was a mole in the Drumpf campaign. It was just some ambiguous language in the dossier. It refers to George Papadopoulos drunk-talking to the Australian ambassador, who then called the FBI.

  • SoCalGal20

    It’s probably wishful thinking but I hope all the Dems do.

    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/952242109242855425

    • JCF

      Maxine is!

      • bkmn

        If the Dems are wise they will follow the lead of the Congressional Black Caucus.

      • djcoastermark

        Hopefully she is reclaiming that time with a nice cup of tea (or wine) and a nice relaxing warm soak in the tub.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Her interview yesterday was my highlight for the day.

        Go Maxine!

  • SoCalGal20

    Walter Shaub re Tomi Lahren. LMAO I love him!

    https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/952192108743593984

    • bkmn

      Mr. Shaub is a very wise man, indeed.

    • JCF

      “Stay there” or “shithole”: what a narrow fucking world the DrumpfenKorp live in.

    • Bryan

      Wow! Ha, Febrile-Wrath Spice is a new one.

      No, but seriously, Tomi is awful.

    • edrex

      doesn’t matter if anyone thinks they’re shithole countries. commander bone spurs’ policy recommendation is racist regardless.

    • Kruhn

      Actually, The Statue of Liberty clearly says “Immigrants from shithole countries are welcome.”

  • Henry Auvil

    Trey, you made a mess out of the Hillary/Bengaaaaazzziiii!!! investigation. Blew it big time. No wonder you need a lighter workload. Meanwhile, I took over all my colleague’s account follow-up while she went on maternity leave. Real Americans have stamina and resources.

  • Lazycrockett

    SNL

    • Cuberly Deux

      Well, for some of us, not all of us…. :p

  • thatotherjean

    Trey Gowdy? He didn’t belong on the Ethics Committee anyway, seeing as how he never had any.

  • houstonray

    Come on SNL…..don’t disappoint. Well, at least the political stuff.

  • Lazycrockett
    • -M-

      Arghh! The obsessed schmuck and this stupid conspiracy theory. If she’d deleted work emails, they’d have found them on the systems of other people involved in the conversations.

  • DaddyRay

    OMG

    • Lazycrockett

      Its takes a drunk to play a drunk.

    • houstonray

      Awesome!

  • Ninja0980

    SNL!

  • DaddyRay

    I think Bill Murray just found employment

  • SoCalGal20
  • Ninja0980

    Bill Murray!

  • Lazycrockett

    spoilers people!!!!!!

    • DaddyRay

      Ooops sorry
      But now it is out – the good news is this will bring a lot more attention to the SNL cold open

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    ETHNICS? We don’t need no stinking ethnics!

    • DaddyRay

      I Sí what you did there

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Thank dog! I saw two people typing and thought, I can’t imagine how this one’s going to go. LOL

  • Lazycrockett

    It will float!!!!!!

  • DaddyRay

    Did he just drop the F bomb on SNL

    • Lazycrockett

      yep. He wont be hosting again.

      • houstonray

        Wow! And that was odd, surely it was not on the cue card. Was he trying to ad-lib?

        • Lazycrockett

          Kristen whats her name from Twilight dropped it last year. Networks just have to get over it, its part of the general vocabulary.

          • Bryan

            “Obscene, and indecent, and profane,” oh my!

          • m_lp_ql_m

            The networks don’t care, except for the FCC that may levy a fine.

          • Lazycrockett

            Lorne has a long history of distancing from hosts and cast that drop on the air.

      • easygoingmister

        Too bad. I think he is great and was excited to see he was hosting tonight. Set a reminder even.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I thought it was on a delay like every other “live” show so they could catch mistakes.

    • peacfulseas inWA

      I watch a Canadian comedy, Working Moms, many F bombs per episode. I’ve only caught 2 episode.

  • boobert

    Did that guy just say “fucking stupid” on snl?

    • fuzzybits

      Yep.

    • DaddyRay

      Trump will be getting his revenge on SNL via the FCC

    • boobert

      That’s gonna cost nbc !

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I was in the kitchen, I swear he did then, sorry, sorry….

  • DaddyRay

    I am guessing after dropping the F Bomb it will not be a problem for them to say Shithole on Weekend Update

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      I’m guessing not.

    • peacfulseas inWA

      Bleeped during west coast broadcast.

  • Ninja0980

    NBC gonna get fined.

    • DaddyRay

      With the man-baby in the White House that is a given

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Like his language is so pure.

        • DaddyRay

          It is more about his desire to exact revenge

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            I know, I know….sad

    • fuzzybits

      Now I can’t think what was on the other day but I heard it on another show.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Do another shooter…😁

    • peacfulseas inWA

      I don’t think I’ve heard ” shithole ” enough.

    • JAKvirginia

      For quoting the POTUS! Now THAT is weird shit!

  • DaddyRay

    So far I have only enjoyed the SNL cold open – hope the skits get better

  • DaddyRay

    Hasley backup dancers need some choreography lessons

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      At the very least….

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Meandering confusion isn’t really a dance discipline.

      • DaddyRay

        no kidding – they were actually distracting

      • edrex

        felt the same way abt. halsey’s back up. oh. just repeated a comment above. never mind.

    • I didn’t enjoy the lame-ass crotch-grabbing. That ain’t choreography. I’m always like, “Why you gotta be playing with your junk in public man, that’s nasty. Take it home or at least go find a restroom if you really need to whack off.”

  • DaddyRay

    Maybe we will see more of Bill on Weekend Update

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      That would be great. Love him.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    There it is.

  • DaddyRay

    Well SNL Weekend Update went there

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    And Colin saying pounding moves me.

  • DaddyRay
  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Dayuum

  • Lazycrockett
  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Bahahaha…no homo

  • TampaDink

    So….apparently I missed a very special SNL….Thanks Obama! (by which I mean pornhub)

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Hope everything came out alright.

      • TampaDink

        If only.

    • Ninja0980

      I may have been on there earlier as well…

      • TampaDink

        Then at least, we both probably heard the F bomb…more than once.

  • Lazycrockett

    Didnt we do a Peter Pan spoof last year?

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Now I have Colin Josts mouth on my mind. Wish I had it elsewhere…….was that assault?

    • TampaDink

      Since I have the same naughty thoughts about his sweet mouth, I’m gonna say nope.

  • boobert

    I wish they had caught it. I hate to see the news tomorrow with all the fake outrage from the moron.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    That was dumb.

    • houstonray

      Amen.

  • Lazycrockett

    So Im suppose to buy a phone to get Star Wars stickers?????

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Um, apparently, have you logged on to purchase, yet….yeah, me neither…

  • AC2000

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  • E.J.
    • Treant

      Obviously. When you’re that stupid and ugly, it’s the only way to get ahead.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lazycrockett

      I would be scared as fuck to renew my app with my current address, phone, job etc under this administration.

      • First of all, they’d already have this info. And secondly, without a current and valid DACA card, these folks can’t work or interact with the gov’t in any way.

        This is an improvement for those whose authorization has expired or is expiring soon. Kamala Harris the other day recounted how DACA folks were literally crying in her office, they were so terrified they’d be picked up any day because they weren’t documented anymore.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          She was pointedly defending use of the word “Gestapo”, because that’s what it is (among other things). The constant terror.

          “Democracy Now!” did a segment a few weeks ago about how local law enforcement in Texas has no trouble turning traffic stops into dates with the good folks from ICE.

    • coram nobis

      This will complicate that. The career diplomat in charge of refugee stuff has quit.

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/14/us-diplomat-in-charge-of-refugee-issues-quits-amid-trump-shakeup

  • houstonray

    The skits tonight have been…..um……odd.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Okay, the dog is not happy with me being up late, he needs me to come to bed so he has his back board. I’m literally furniture.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m lucky,I have a kitty on the back of the recliner warming the top of my head.

    • TampaDink

      I miss having a dog to sleep with. Hopefully we will remedy that soon.

      • JAKvirginia

        I miss having a human to sleep with. And I don’t see a remedy anywhere soon. 🙁

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      One last remark, the music sucks.

  • Lazycrockett

    So rap doesn’t even need to rhyme anymore?

  • Lazycrockett

    She does have a very Sinead O Connor voice to her.

  • Lazycrockett

    Shut it Vagina.

  • Ninja0980

    My Bernie or Bust cousin sent out an e-mail to a bunch of family members that basically confirms that even though she is far left, she is just as selfish and cruel as my Trump supporting Aunt, Uncle and Cousin that I don’t speak to anymore and justifies my choice to add her to that list.
    To make it short, she blames the bad things happening now on those of us who voted for Hillary in the primary even though she voted third party in the general and encouraged all of her friends to do so as well to “send” a message.
    Something she said she’ll gladly do again if the Democratic nominee in 2020 doesn’t meet Bernie’s standards.
    Yet she laughably claims to care about LGBT rights, Dreamers, women’s issues and so much more.
    Go to hell you selfish *(#!.
    I’m sorry I ever invited you to my wedding considering you think my husband and I and other same sex couples, along with so many others are expendable if you don’t get your way.
    End of rant, back to SNL.

    • TampaDink

      So sorry to hear about your misguided relative(s). The Bernie bros. seem relentless. I will be ever so pissed if he runs again….as a Democrat.

      • Ninja0980

        IMO, the Democratic party needs to ensure no one that has made it their life’s mission to undermine our party the way Bernie has gets anywhere near a primary again.

        • TampaDink

          I agree with you entirely! (which is not unusual)

        • We could figure out a way of cloning Nina Turner’s mouth and have it turn up at all the Bernie Sanders local meet up events. That could very well destroy his candidacy. https://www.meetup.com

    • Treant

      I’m going to assume that somebody forwarded it to you since you’re not speaking to her.

      Send it back to her with a note, “Like most wet shit, this slid around. It ended up in my mail bin, but I want to make sure it gets back to the person who dropped it.”

      • Ninja0980

        Nope, got in a chain e-mail she sends to some of us which is funny because several of us don’t talk to her anymore.
        Only reason I read this one instead of deleting it was because my one cousin told me how bad it was and finally understood why several of us had cut her out of our lives.
        I did send her a reply but it was basically a quit e-mailing me and get the fuck out of my life you *)# reply.

        • JAKvirginia

          Appropriate response.

    • I’m sorry, Ninja. Yeah… some people just can’t be reached. They’re incapable of realizing that as things get worse…well, they just keep getting worse. And people die.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup.
        And anyone who thinks that is okay for a “greater good” is someone I don’t need in my life, family or not.

    • William

      Want to bet her Facebook feed was overwhelmed by Russian bots?

    • JCF

      Don’t you wish we could send BOTH the DrumpfenKorp and the BBusters to their own private island? The one who survives the cannibalism WINS!

      • I could not take the B.O. on that island. It would smell really really bad — since both groups are really not that keen on personal hygiene.

      • Ninja0980

        Yup.
        Wish it every day.

    • I will support Oprah over Bernie if it comes down to that. Since Florida is usually a real important early state in Democratic Presidential Primaries — the action is going to start one year from now — right after we re-elect Democratic Senator Senator Bill Nelson over SOB Republican Governor Rick Scott who can’t run for a third term this year. We also have a Governor’s race this time around with several strong Democratic candidates in contention. BTW I have a Bernie or Bust first cousin in Los Angeles who works at a University and is a classic spoiled West Side LA leftist much richer than I am – I hope he is not reading this (he knows my virtual identity).

      • TampaDink

        In terms of the gubernatorial race, is there a candidate that you are leaning towards? (just curious)

        • The candidate with the most resources is Philip Levine, the Mayor of Miami Beach according to something I read. He has independent wealth and is well liked in state party circles. But how important is the Mayor of Miami Beach? Here is his web site. I really do not know enough. https://philiplevine2018.com/

          • TampaDink

            Thank you for your insight. I’ve been leaning towards Gwen Graham. But will be doing plenty of research in advance of the primaries. Yes….we did relocate a month ago but I’ve already taken care of changing my voter registration. Which is less complicated than the changes to vehicle titles & driver’s licenses.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      I’m sorry. Just keep doing what’s right – it’s all we really can do in the face of all the ignorance and petulance.

    • Ore Carmi

      One of my Bernie-Bro contacts on Facebook posted some comment about how Trump’s shithole comment wasn’t really racist, that it was just a comment on the quality of life in those countries. I refrained from responding. To me, many Bernie supporters are not truly progressive. How can someone not immediately get that Trump was being racist and prejudiced?

      • Ninja0980

        Because in many aspects, Bernie and Trump supporters are two side of the same coin.

        • Ore Carmi

          True!

  • Lazycrockett

    SNL drops CockyBoys reference.

    • Ninja0980

      It’s become one of my favorite sites.
      Wish they had saved some of their old scenes though..

  • TampaDink

    How many fucking Land Rovers do you need, you skank? (flagged)

  • houstonray

    Bad episode of SNL.

  • coram nobis

    Relationship worsening with UK.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/13/trump-tension-risk-quick-us-uk-trade-deal

    Fearless Leader strikes again!

    • coram nobis
      • JAKvirginia

        Voices must echo in the halls of the State Dept. here in DC. When Trump came in he requested all ambassadors resign by Jan. 20, 2017. They did. Has he replaced them all? No. Most? No. Half? No. Just some. I understand Australia does not have an ambassador from the U.S.! Australia!! And the State Dept. is losing people weekly. The most imcompetent WH in my lifetime.

        • TampaDink

          Those echoes also come from the hollowed out, gutted state department in general.

        • NedFlaherty

          Incompetence isn’t the problem; it’s only a side effect.

          The most serious danger the detailed, relentless dismantling of federal and state democracies by repealing existing government and killing all future funding (except war).

          That is occurring not through incompetence, but by specific, intentional design.

        • coram nobis

          Some of the ambassadors are political appointees (it’s as if a President would routinely appoint political favorites as four-star generals or admirals). But there are diplomatic professionals who come up through their own professional ladder, the kind of attachés and assistant secretaries that foreign ministries usually deal with. Trouble is, if these people go, there’s only a limited supply of professionals. There’s only so many hacks as well, and political appointees may not want the drudge work. The longterm damage may be serious.

    • jimbo65

      It’s going to take a long time to repair the damage this asshole is doing to our relations with our allies. If they’re still our allies after he’s finally out of office.

      • JCF

        I swear, it will take AT LEAST two 8 year NON-crazy U.S. Presidencies (difficult to imagine anything other than Democratic) to not only get the FOUL smell of Drumpf out of U.S. foreign policy, but to get the rest of the world to BEGIN to trust the U.S. again. At least two.

      • Ninja0980

        IMO, the damage has been done.
        Our word on so many issues won’t mean a thing going forward, Trump or no Trump.

    • Cuberly Deux

      Does Putin sit around watching western TV all day laughing his ass off at another episode of The Destruction of the West?

      • jimbo65

        It must be all the more delicious to him knowing we did it to ourselves. Well, the idiots anyway that fell for the social media manipulation.

      • Yup. He is laughing his ass off and cannot believe his luck. Brexit, Trump, Merkel made ineffective — because she has had to spend the past four months negotiating with the SDP for a coation — Theresa May is barely holding on in power over Corbyn, Catalonia and the rise of separatism which may destroy the EU eventually, – NATO is a joke. Eastern European states like former client Bulgaria are already seeking to rejoin the Russian orbit. Putin is the most powerful politician in the world. The only thing that can go wrong is an out of control World War (Hawaii was a warning today).

    • RobynWatts

      I just had a disturbing (and disgusting) theory on WHY The Great Orange Turd is saying so many outrageous things. He is purposely sabotage our standing on the world stage because Putin paid him and, by extension, those slime balls in the GOP to take this country down from within the government. Putin wants to discredit this country (and Great Britain) in world affairs so that Russia can strengthen its military and take back countries that were lost when the USSR collapsed.

      Again, it’s a theory based on tRump’s actions over this past year. But in any case, he has to go and now!

      • TampaDink

        I’m sad to say that you are not alone with this theory….let us hope that there are enough others, like us, who give a shit about the future of our country…and the planet.

      • Having witnessed Donald in many settings, I see little to no conscious agency in what he does and says. He’s a deeply, profoundly ignorant man who clearly has been bluffing his way through conversations for years. And he’s crippled now by a constellation of personality disorders of which narcissism is only one, and it’s progressed to the point of psychosis. And given his lack of balance and weird inability to hold a bottle of water normally, plus his noticeable devolution in cognition and language skills, I’d say we’re already well into the early dementia stages his own father began having at about this same age w/Alzheimer’s.

        There is nothing in the outrageous, destructive shit Donald’s saying now that he didn’t say or believe before. He was always a racist pig; now he’s lost the social filters that keep him from blurting incredibly racist shit in settings when he shouldn’t. He’s always been a liar, but he used to be a sometimes credible one. I could go on.

        Putin found this man-toddler and given a unique social and political opportunity in America, he decided to back Donald. Most of the reports were that as Donald’s unfitness and instability became more apparent, at one time the Kremlin suspended their op. Then they saw more vulnerability in the campaign, so they reactivated it, but the real goal was a crippled Clinton presidency.

        Donald wasn’t supposed to win. Fire & Fury makes it clear he didn’t want to win. His plan was to lose by a respectable margin, claim the election had been stolen from him, and then spend the rest of his days having political rallies and creating Trump TV. They were even trying to line up Ailes, O’Reilly, and Hannity to participate.

        But he “won” because too many people took water out of the barrel of Clinton’s guaranteed victory. Putin & the Russians. The news media, addicted to ratings, and the rank misogynists among them like Matthews and Lauer. The Bernie-Bros & 3rd party types. Even many of the Dems. Plus Comey and the FBI. Each were like, “Well she’ll win, but we need to make sure she answers to our demands. Or more importantly, can’t claim a mandate.”

        And so here we are. And yes, I agree, Donald and his kakocratic, kleptocratic gang of corrupt, incompetent criminals all need to go. As does the entire GOP at this point, because they too are complicit in this treasonous nightmare.

        • Ninja0980

          I agree with every word you wrote.
          IMO, the Republican Party deserves more scorn then Trump does at this point because IMO, he isn’t fully aware of many of the things he says or does anymore.
          And yet, the GOP is willing to let him continue and do the things he has done for tax cuts, right wing judges etc.

          • TampaDink

            Being complicit makes them every bit as responsible as the voters who listened to his campaign announcement & shit loads of campaign speeches that followed & voted for him despite it all.

        • TampaDink

          TL/DR…..j/k!!!! I agree with every word, Becca. Now my only concern is why am I able to comprehend such eloquence & type, semi-coherently….being this far down the bottle of vodka?

          • Reminds me, I need to get another glass of Chard…

          • Ninja0980

            No drinking for me tonight.
            Tomorrow however…

          • TampaDink

            I’ve got this…for both of us…and probably a dozen or more others.

          • TampaDink

            Happy to help! Unfortunately, I never need reminding when my glass is empty….or close to it.
            I’ve come to terms with the notion that my life’s theme song is Sia’s “Chandelier”
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM

        • JAKvirginia

          Becca? Do you write professionally? On politics or any other subject? You are tremendous. I would pay to read a daily or weekly column of yours if the above is an indication of what I could expect.

          • I do write professionally, but not politics or anything like that. For about a year or so, I was a contributor for AmericaBlog. Other than that, poetry, stories and whatnot, plus a novel that made it as far as an editor’s desk at Tor but didn’t get published. Wife is constantly after me to go ahead and use Amazon to self-publish, but I don’t know. I feel like that novel is a practice effort in terms of execution and I’d rather my first published to be more polished. But that takes time and I just haven’t had it.

            My problem’s been a consistency of having time available, because I own a consulting business and my work for it is extremely surge-y.

            In any case, thank you very much for your very kind compliment. It’s very nice of you to say that.

        • RobynWatts

          I’ve forgot to take into account his deteriorating mental state, so there goes that part of my theory. Thanks, Becca.

      • leastyebejudged

        Elaborate paranoid conspiratorial based.

        It just couldn’t be that the system itself is a failure and that the actual society is rotten to the core, it has to be that the village idiot is, in reality, a incredible genius.

        I get why some people never vote dem OR rep. now.

  • RobynWatts

    In your spamming dreams. Now let’s spell….

    F-L-A-G-G-E-D

  • Moebym of the Returners

    OMG I could see John Lewis and Cecile Richards (and possibly more) in person on the 21st!

    My two progressive friends and I are going to be getting tickets to the Women’s March rally from a field organizer who we met while volunteering during the presidential election last year. I was told that the Washington, DC event is no longer going to be held, effectively making the Vegas rally the national event and the main focus of national media attention.

    And I don’t even own a pussy hat…

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/k80way/status/952327321431756801
    Not sure about this one.
    There are parts of this that make this seem like assault but other parts (like where she admits she never said no and wasn’t forbidden from leaving) that make this sound like a really, really bad hookup but nothing more then that.
    I’ll reserve judgement on this one but if other women come out with verifiable proof, that’s the ballgame.

    • Treant

      The mere fact that you’re questioning means I think you need to report for reprogramming or something.

      • Ninja0980

        I’ll admit, this is one area where sometimes Republicans/conservatives do have a point.
        Yes, most victims don’t lie about this and the standing ovation the pastor who admitted assaulting a teenage girl shows one of many reasons why victims don’t come forward.
        But the notion that someone can be branded a sexual predator/assaulter based on a accusation alone or that red flags about an accuser (one of the women accusing James Franco deleted tweets where she admitted making up false stories against men who made her mad) doesn’t help the Me Too movement or victims of sexual assault at all.

        • leastyebejudged

          I can not help but note that nobody is calling for any kind of legal prosecution of the admitted LIARS.

          That fact alone, to me, entirely negates and is a source of well deserved open ridicule of the “me too” “movement”.

        • Treant

          That, too. It’s fortunate that most of the radical ones have blocked me already or I’d have pointless invective thrown at me for this.

          If you’re making an accusation, you have to prove what you’re saying. The reason being? People are fucking liars.

          “But nobody would…” Bullshit. I’ve seen people lie about serious shit to get a promotion over somebody else, for a momentary conversational advantage, and for absolutely no reason at all that I could fathom.

          • Ninja0980

            Seen it happen against people who were black or LGBT for the sole reason a person was racist or homophobic.
            Yes, most victims are telling the truth but to say nobody would lie is as you say, total BS.

    • JCF

      “Ansari also physically pulled her hand towards his penis multiple times throughout the night, from the time he first kissed her on the countertop onward. “He probably moved my hand to his dick five to seven times,” she said. “He really kept doing it after I moved it away.””

      Me, I’d be reaching for a butcher knife. That’s how I roll. [Of course, I’d have to be black-out drunk to be in this “on his countertop” situation. In other words, ripe for Cosby!]

      “In the Uber home from Ansari’s apartment, Grace texted a friend: “I hate men.””

      No comment.

      • greenmanTN

        It was several years ago, but I went on an Internet “date,” after meeting him in public first to vet whether he was ‘weird’ or not. He didn’t seem to be so we adjourned to a motel, then in the middle of it he started saying really creepy, violent things and I told him to stop, I wanted to leave, and he tried to hold me down. I’m not kidding about this, I literally did a flip off the side of the bed (rug burns) and grabbed the box cutter I had in my shorts “just in case” and held it on him while I got dressed.

        I was raped as a teenager but didn’t tell anyone because I was closeted. I don’t play when it comes to feeling threatened.

        It’s also why I don’t do internet “dating” anymore. You have to be VERY careful and even then you can’t be positive. If you feel threatened don’t pussyfoot around, your confusion and desire not to “overreact” is what they use.

        It doesn’t “only” happen to women.

        • whollyfool

          I am so sorry. I see one of the great goods of the culture we live in now is that men can report rape and sexual abuse. It went on far too long in the dark. I’m so sorry it happened to you, my friend.

          • greenmanTN

            I am not crazy about the current mood, in which accusation = guilt, but sexual assault is a real thing (as if we didn’t know that before) and something that starts out as consensual can go bad. I detest jokes about prison rape because rape is never funny, but I’ve given up on complaining about it, and the people who say it usually don’t mean any harm, it’s a common joke in our culture and they don’t think.

            And I’m sure I say things that are offensive to others as well, only intending to be comedic, being a joker. I have a pretty thick skin and believe me, when I say it got creepy, it was REALLY creepy, no “gray area” to it.

          • whollyfool

            Prison rape is not funny, tho I admit it took me a while to figure that out. 🙁 iIt’s hard to break out of your cultural training sometimes….

            I’m so glad you got out of there, had the presence of mind to bring the box cutter.

        • JCF

          {{{greenman}}}

          I just have no words here—besides thankfulness that you’ve survived. Stay strong, my friend (and you’re stronger than perhaps you know).

          • greenmanTN

            Thank you.

        • yes b’y
      • leastyebejudged

        I have a comment.

        She should have not allowed it.

        Sorry, he was in the wrong, but so what, she was too, and now we’re supposed to what, feel sorry for her for letting this just go on and on and on like that ?

        Sorry, but no, you don’t get to have it both ways.

        I get where all you whiners and crynbabys are coming from, but it chances NOTHING, you’re still just mere whiners and crybabys.

        Do not sit here with a straight face and insist women are incapable of saying “fuck you” and walking out.

  • Treant

    OT: Well, my husband’s cyclic interest in games is coming back around again. We’re back to World of Warcraft.

    Remember the Sunwell!

    • TampaDink

      I’m just happy to know that you guys are both on the mend!

      • Treant

        Sorta. Still deaf. If that doesn’t clear by Tuesday, I’m calling the doctor again.

    • Ninja0980

      Been playing Mario Odyssey here.

      • TampaDink

        Been playing with myself for hours. Maybe it is the booze…maybe it is my 54 yr. old libido….who knows? But, tonight I’m not winning.
        T.M.I!

        • zhera

          He shoots – he scores!!!

          • TampaDink

            Not yet….but I’m, like Brother Boy (in “Sordid Lives”) still willing to “give it a whirl!”

        • Lumpy Gaga

          You’ve got to hold down the magic button while you yank the controller!

          • medaka

            …and then nudge it just so with your hip, so your flippers catch the ball and slam it into the hole at the top! Ding ding ding!

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Extra Ball!

          • medaka

            I’m sorry but I just had to

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

    • Lazycrockett

      I’m playing through Middle Earth Shadows of war, and while it looks great its very repetitive

    • I’ve been finally playing Mass Effect: Andromeda, which I couldn’t really play until I built the new ‘puter a few months ago, and then didn’t have time until the holiday break when I got two blessed weeks off.

      Better game than I thought, but then again it’s the late-patched version where Bioware fixed the really horrid character animation they’d had at launch.

      Next up: Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider. Looking forward to being a badass Billie Lurk.

    • Lazycrockett

      Such Puritans. JFC

    • fuzzybits

      We have worse problems than a couple curse words.

      • TampaDink

        To say the least.

    • Ninja0980

      Oh good fucking grief!

    • Yeah, it was annoying as fuck. Sound kept cutting out.

    • JCF

      I expected as much.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      LOL. Thanks to the DVR, I rewound right away on the F-bomb. Three different reactions, with two of the actors staying in character (and the man who said it looking to be in sheer terror and panic). Funny.

    • SpiderPIG

      I watched it this morning (FL) on NBC Roku app, I didn’t noticed it.
      Perhaps NBC already edited it for the re-run?
      (I was folding laundry, I may have been a little distracted…)

  • fuzzybits

    San Francisco Federal Building. https://i.redd.it/053rsks7pr901.jpg

    • TampaDink

      Perfect!

    • greenmanTN

      Stephen Colbert- “Sir, those are not ‘shithole’ countries. For one thing, they don’t have Donald Trump as their President.”

  • Lazycrockett

    IMO
    The Barrack/David interview is alright. Hits more personal/family issues than political ones. The J. Lewis stuff is great as is Obama breaking down racism. The current administration is only mentioned in passing and only by Letterman. The biggest complaint was camera angles, close ups etc was all over the place, jarring.

    George Clooney up next.

    • TampaDink

      Thanks for your review. I’m still going to watch it.

      • Lazycrockett

        its worth the watch, its fun and entertaining, just not that hard on political substance.

        • TampaDink

          And I am okay with that. Sure, I would LOVE it if every living president would make public statements admonishing this current misadministration, but I can accept that would be highly unlikely.

          • Reality.Bites

            Also have to remember that this show isn’t being recorded earlier the same day it’s shown, intended to be watched that night and never again.

            As we know from here, the morning news story is often dead by afternoon.

  • blackstar
    • zhera

      Haha I knew that would happen. The emoji is a nice touch.

  • Ninja0980

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/28/us/politics/as-gay-rights-ally-bernie-sanders-wasnt-always-in-vanguard.html

    In November 2000, just before Election Day, Mr. Sanders and the state’s two senators accompanied Robert T. Stafford, the 87-year-old Republican elder statesman, to a news conference where Mr. Stafford asked, “What is the harm?” in allowing gay unions. When it came time for Mr. Sanders to speak, he deplored the demonization of gay people but complained that the virulent opposition to civil unions diverted attention from prescription drug costs, health care and other economic issues.

    “There are a dozen other issues out there that are as important or more important as that issue,” he said.
    Since I and others still get grief from some folks about why we dislike Bernie and his surrogates and with my cousin in mind, a friendly reminder that this is how Bernie viewed our issues back then and IMO views them today.
    And for your information Bernie, discrimination POC,LGBT and women face plays into ALL of the issues you talked about back then to present.
    So if Bernie or people he backs want to talk about how he always supported our community unlike Hillary or Obama, use this article to show them what complete bullshit that is.

    • TampaDink

      I am right there with you, brother. Bernie is, as are most career politicians only in it for himself. Having said that, I do believe that there are still plenty of public servants who will always work for the best interests of everyone.

      • Ninja0980

        They do but they are becoming fewer and fewer in number.
        The Republican who used to represent the district north of me, Richard Hanna was one of them.
        But he got fed up with his own party and the primary challenges he had to face and chose to retire.
        And with him gone, NY and Congress lost the last truly moderate Republican in federal office.

        • TampaDink

          I firmly believe that this is primarily due to the money from lobbyists. House members, since they are only in for two years, spend the vast majority of their time in office fundraising.

          • Ninja0980

            Yup.
            Hard to pay attention to your district when you have to basically fundraise the entire time.

    • blackstar

      Bernie is A BSHole and I would not be surprised to see him involved in the Russian scandal.

      • TampaDink

        Nor would I.

    • leastyebejudged

      But what he said was true, all those things are important, arguably MORE important.

      I’m gay and I can see beyond my own self interests and the identity politics meant to manipulate me.

      Only you can pull your own head out of your own ass !

      In 2000 hardly anybody in the fucking community gave a SHIT about SSM, so when I read revisionist horse shit like yours it just reminds me how low and shitty Democrats can be and are – just like the GOP. You lying POS.

      Somehow Bernie is expected by stupid twats like yourself, to have been more supportive of SSM than even the community was at the time.

      You and your idiot upvoters should drown yourselves in the tub.

    • William

      Back in 2000, I never expected there would be coast to coast same sex marriage. I did worry about health care and prescription drug costs, for myself and others.
      And no, I didn’t vote for Bernie.

      • Reality.Bites

        At the time though, it WAS an issue being debated in Vermont.

        To be told your issue isn’t worth discussing at a time when it’s a major part of the political debate is being dismissed as worthless.

        I’ll gladly return the favour to any such politician.

        Being leftish doesn’t exempt someone from being an old, out-of-touch, sexist, racist, homophobic privileged white man.

  • A little additional thought before I head out for the night, about Donald’s physical on Friday.

    While there’s no way there was enough time for the blood-work to be done before the WH was forging Ronny Jackson’s name on a phony “excellent health” report, there is every likelihood the very professional Dr. Jackson told Donald:

    – You are overweight and your BMI is officially in the obese range, you need aerobic exercise and a far better diet
    – Your blood pressure is high
    – You spend a great deal of time in the sun, and there are a few moles on your skin that concern me
    – I am concerned about what appears to be difficulty in maintaining balance and coordination, which could be indicators of neurological issues; I’d like to run some more tests
    – I would also like to run the test to see if you have the same genetic other markers your father had, which would indicate an increased risk of Alzheimer’s

    In other words, by not seeing Dr ‘Feelgood’ Bornstein, Donald will be getting the straight dope about his shitty health. It’s gonna weigh on him along with everything else, and further amp up the crazy.

    Fun, huh? Anyway, g’nite all.

    • Ninja0980

      Night Becca!

    • Dazzer

      G’morning/G’night

    • medaka

      Good Evening/Good Night!

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s unlikely the blood was taken at the physical. He couldn’t have been fasting that long.

    • William

      Keep thinking those cheerful thoughts!

    • leastyebejudged

      I just wrote it off as him getting the same shit overpriced incompetently administered medical care available to everyone in the USA.

  • ChrisMorley

    REPORTED and FLAGGED

    “Juana’s” Fake Name Job Scam 4 Dummies

    https://corp-www.s3.amazonaws.com/files/376886627322604599-jobscam-fb.full.jpg

  • leastyebejudged

    Finally, this POS needs to be taken out of congress, he’s a fucking abomination.

  • agcons

    Clearly he’s switched to a low gloss urethane finish from that cheap-looking high gloss “wet look” product.

  • medaka

    OT: this is a very nice — got it from Preet’s feed….

    https://twitter.com/whoisgarylee/status/952180630137155585

    • Boreal

      Can’t see it. Still trying to figure out why some posts appear blank.

      • medaka

        Yeah, I get that, but only on my phone.

        Here’s his feed online, but you’ll have to read from the bottom up because it’s not threaded. Twitter-speak. And I don’t even have an account….

        https://twitter.com/whoisgarylee

        • Boreal

          Thanks! I’m not on twitter either. The only account I read with regularity is Gollum J. Trump.
          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKn8QcfWkAApDLg.jpg

          • medaka

            I LOVE Gollum J. I’ve been keeping both his and President Shithole’s feeds open in tabs: Gollum J follows pretty closely!

            Joy, Yashar, Seth, and Kyle are in my bookmarks.

            You would maybe love the Oliver Willis political twitter-novel. I’m not sure if there’s a narrative going on, but the scenarios he paints are so great it doesn’t really matter…

            I wonder if you can see this, as it’s a thread and not the full online feed-thing? ….

            https://twitter.com/owillis/status/950836669703483399

          • Boreal

            I can see the link.

          • medaka

            But not the embedded tweet? Hmmm. It’s probably a browser/platform thing. The link is very entertaining — it should start you w/Bannon being informed by his bosses that he’s a cuck…..

          • medaka

            He’s tweeting more “chapters” right now….

          • Dazzer

            It’s one of the best things on the Internet right now.

            It’s hysterically funny.

            Oliver Willis is a genius.

          • Reality.Bites

            Although I admire it as writing, in real life I can’t picture Bannon with merely a single tear after being cucked.

          • OdieDenCO

            it would be pure alcohol. not something bannon would waste

          • medaka

            I would love to hear Andy read them….

          • Reality.Bites

            Barack and the Willis tweets for me

          • medaka

            I’m sure you’re already on Oliver’s latest (still live) swoosh of installments. I loved this:

            https://twitter.com/owillis/status/952527009095278592

    • Reality.Bites

      I wasn’t impressed at all by the American exceptionalism.

      Any time an American spouts off “only in America” about something that happens in every civilized country all I can think is “Yet another American who doesn’t get what’s wrong with their country.”

    • JAKvirginia

      Who is Gary Lee… and why should I care? Pic? Looks like a bad Kim Jung-un impersonator. Meh.

      • SoCalGal20

        He worked in Obama’s WH.

    • SoCalGal20

      Yes, I thought it was a nice thread.

      • yes b’y

        Yes it was, except for the person cutting onions.

  • Boreal

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  • ChrisMorley

    OT

    Racist UK Independence party’s (Ukip) leader’s girlfriend suspended after ‘racist’ Meghan Markle remarks

    – Henry Bolton’s girlfriend Jo Marney reportedly (sic) made offensive comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/14/ukip-leader-henry-bolton-girlfriend-jo-marney-suspended-meghan-merkle

    UKIP goes all coy about its White Racist anti-Immigrant, anti-Muslim Pedigree.

    Jo Marney, 25, said ‘black American’ Meghan will ‘taint’ the British Royal Family

    She also says that she wouldn’t have sex with ‘a negro’ because they are ‘ugly’

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/01/13/21/481DD29100000578-0-image-a-13_1515878653368.jpg

  • medaka
    • Reality.Bites

      He certainly didn’t write this.

      The misquote – if it was a misquote – is understandable. He doesn’t speak clearly and he constantly brags about things that aren’t remotely true. The reporter was almost certainly using a recording too.

      • medaka

        IKR? I’m just waiting for Gollum J to interpret it all.

    • safari
      • medaka

        Why did I know that the transcripts would prove him a liar?

        • Reality.Bites

          Way back in the 90s I did freelance writing for a couple of years, which included interviews with (relatively minor) celebrities.

          Every interview I did was recorded and quotes were played back repeatedly to make sure there wasn’t a single error or possibility of misquoting. And to back me up, of course, if someone took exception to what they saw in print.

          I can’t imagine there are any reporters left old enough to be able to use shorthand to keep notes of conversations.

          Mistakes happen, of course, and “I’d” to “I” would certainly be a forgivable and understandable one. This would be a non-story even if the WSJ had made the mistake.

          But of course they didn’t.

      • BobSF_94117

        Just for theoretical grins, they should ask him to finish the sentence. “I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un if….”

      • Scout

        Since audio can be edited, unfortunately, they can still deny he said it.

      • Scout
      • medaka
  • medaka

    C’mon Gollum J, wake up! You have work to do!

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/952528011869478912

  • Kevin Andrews

    One must have some type of ethical basis if it is your job to “oversee” ethics of one’s peers. The truth is that these treasonous bastards have all sold out to the highest bidder just as the Roberts SCOTUS intended with Citizens United.
    There are NO ETHICS within the beltway, now or ever. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c68d5abaff675e40cbe77963875af77589dffe188929c8b6a5c5a4e4e29925c0.png

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Which is why constitutional monarchy style governments are breathing a sigh of relief. Republics don’t seem to last very long, monarchies do. 🙁

      The better ones have a system like Canada, but even those ones can be made to do terrible things. 🙁

  • Bambino

    Those who can’t see the tweet. ShitHole being projected on Trump’s DC Hotel.
    https://twitter.com/SaysHummingbird/status/952366396004098048

  • SoCalGal20

    Well this is very specific info about Baby Doc Duvalier laundering money through Trump using a condo in Panama.

    https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/951955717010763776

  • Michael R
  • gaycuckhubby

    Happy Sunday, JMG fam!
    I hope everyone is enjoying their brunch/sleep/work/church… etc

  • Boreal
  • safari
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      So, now’s the time to launch an attack on Hawaii?

      /s

      Good morning. 🙂

    • Gigi

      Seeing the words ‘Trump’ and ‘pool’ in the same sentence almost made throw up.

    • Nychta

      Guess he doesn’t need “executive time” till 11 a.m. on golf days.

    • Reality.Bites

      Yes, when he walks up to some of the tees, there are waves in the swimming pool.

  • TuuxKabin
  • PickyPecker
    • Scout

      sad!

    • that really packs a gut punch.
      (that’s why I up voted.)

    • jimbo65

      I actually saved this and forgot about it. Thanks! Yeah I felt the lights were turned off in this country after his election. And it’s still terribly dark.

  • fuow

    I know one shouldn’t judge people by their appearance, but, yeesh – he just looks like one of those characters from a really bad horror movie. The kind you dig up out of peat moss.

  • Scout
    • Natty Enquirer

      Nope, there are no tapes. Outside of a few musicians, no one records on tape anymore.

      • Scout

        He says “I’d probably have a very good relationship with Kim” on here,” which is not what the WSJ reported.

        • Reality.Bites

          WSJ has already released their recording. Not just pretended to,

          • Scout

            What does that mean? Pretended to? Are you saying the white house audio is faked? I hope someone does determine which is faked. There is audio you can play in the tweet above. I guess they could have rerecorded Trump saying something.

          • Reality.Bites

            http://www.wsj.com/video/disputed-audio-from-donald-trump-interview-with-wsj/33003B4D-0DA4-4760-B913-0C2CDC903E74.html

            Sounds like a pretty clear “I” and not “I’d” to me.

            While I can’t say I’m a fan of Murdoch or the WSJ, on integrity issues there is no one lower than Trump.

            Having listened to both recordings, at MOST a sane WH would say “It’s a bit swallowed, but the President said I’d, not I” and not instead accuse one of their staunchest media allies of fake news.

            The hysteria of the accusations from Sarah Huckabee and Trump is bigger than the problem caused by a possible misquote.

          • -M-

            The real story is Drumpf is too dumb, mentally incoherent, and dishonest for reasonable people to assume he either said “I’d” or at least meant to.

      • coram nobis

        Some other type of audio recording, perhaps? These days, it’s a lot less cumbersome than reel-to-reel.

        “Hey, Alexa, could you now tell the committee what Donald said on Feb. 7, 2017, at his 2:15 with the Russian ambassador?”

    • SoCalGal20

      All I got out of this is the WH records audio. Bob Mueller, do you have the audio?

    • KaBoomBOX

      … and there now is subpoenable evidence.

    • SoCalGal20

      The WSJ audio is very clear compared to this and he said “ I probably have…”

      https://twitter.com/wsj/status/952404617261961216

  • safari
    • Reality.Bites

      I was about to ask why you were posting this, since you were certainly aware of yesterday’s. Thanks for including Susan Hennessey’s helpful tweet!

      • Piernudo15

        Yeah, i thought it was the same porn star they had written about the day before.

  • Scout
    • gaycuckhubby

      10,000 upvotes for that tweet

  • jimbo65

    Watching Joy. God there’s nothing worse than a minority defending this POS

  • SoCalGal20

    Good, short twitter thread on how things are looking up for Dems in the midterms. Obviously it is early and we can’t get complacent but there is some good news out there. Also, shows that the DNC fundraising numbers don’t really mean much (one of the tweets is about Dem Senators raising a lot of money).

    https://twitter.com/hotlinejosh/status/952534203358498816

  • SoCalGal20

    I’m sure this guy is going to get right to work on the opioid epidemic.

    https://twitter.com/tjhansen/status/952549007947116544

    • jimbo65

      It’s just maddening the amount of incompetent people that are being placed in this administration. Alot of this might be Pence and maybe Stephen Miller’s doing. Either way it’s shameful.

      • SoCalGal20

        Agreed. It’s going to take a shit ton of work to undo a lot of this mess.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Coffee

  • SoCalGal20

    Thing Racist Rep Steve King tweeted yesterday.

    https://twitter.com/stevekingia/status/952302588573122571

    Support his Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten!

    http://www.scholten4iowa.com

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      My Meth Head pos Brother in law lives in the same town as King.
      Mostly shitheads in a shit hole really

  • Scout
  • netxtown

    Why does he always look like his balls never dropped during puberty?

    • wds

      Because he can’t grow enough for them to do that .. or to get a big-boy haircut … ROFL

  • clay

    How I will always remember Trey Gowdy:
    Him, standing at a podium, surrounded by the (GOP, only) members of his House Committee, admitting to the world that the Benghazi hearings were a partisan witch hunt, and always had been.

    • safari

      …that happened?

      • NedFlaherty

        He didn’t admit it with remorse, regret, or embarrassment. He was proud of it and bragged about it.

  • DaddyRay

    I hate when I get hat hair
    https://i.imgur.com/VAzuYgT.gifv

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Stop complaining. I think it looks good on you.

  • Reality.Bites
  • SoCalGal20

    Here’s the WSJ audio. It’s clearer than the WH audio and Trump says “and I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un”

    https://twitter.com/wsj/status/952404617261961216

    And you know what that means? The WH has their own audio!

    • fuow

      When even the Murdoch Empire* has about had it with you…..
      But nothing, absolutely nothing will change the voting patterns of the conservatives.
      They vote. We don’t. No amount of beating dead horses to death pictures will change that. Almost 2/3 of eligible liberal voters did not vote in November 2016. Nearly 40% of eligible conservative voters did vote.
      When you add in the voter suppression and Diebold machines and Rusian interference and gerrymandering – it adds up to a clusterfuck for us liberals.

      Don’t like us Democrats? Fine, OK, whatever. Just, look at the price you’re paying for showing us how much you dislike us. Was it worth it? Will it be worth it this year? We’re going to be running a lot of candidates who aren’t 100% perfect on every liberal issue – some might even be only 99.9999% pure.

      Better think it through – oh, and don’t forget to read up how many more states have to go rethug before they can call a Constitutional Convention and really do it to us.

      *WSJ is owned by The Murdoch Family.

  • Pete Wascher

    awkward to chair when you are being accused of ethics violation.

  • Pierre

    God, I hate this asshole!

  • Gianni

    It’s not a matter of “a challenging workload”, Trey. It’s that your ethics are definitely questionable.

  • RJ Bone

    %I mean, wow, that whole 130ish days a year (not counting those 4 or 5 town halls – so MANY!!) is super busy, especially for that mediocre pay and those shitty benefits. You should only have to work HALF that at all!!%

  • infmom

    Countdown to him getting caught with his pants down…. 3….. 2…… 1…….

  • Franciscan

    Oh. I was reading the headline as saying Mr. Gowdy was resigning from the House. Pity it’s only the ethics committee. I’m sure he’ll still oversee ethical oversights at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

  • YUGE

    Gowdy looks like the banjo player in Deliverance.

    • .
      And then there’s the ear mismatch.
      .

  • rednekokie

    Hmmm — then this is the only “ethical” thing Trey Gowdy has ever done.

  • JT

    The “challenging workload” for this motherfucker is trying to understand the meaning of ethics.

  • .
    Gowdy simply realized, as soon as he saw that his buddy and fellow Trump Transition Team-member Devin Nunes had beaten his ethics rap, that his presence on the Ethics Committee was no longer necessary.
    .

  • .
    Is Gowdy’s right ear noticeably larger than his left ear?
    .

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  • Jerry Roland

    Please, PLEASE, South Carolina!! Vote him out!!