Tag Archives: FAIL

Compulsive Liar Whines Yet Again About Fake News

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday afternoon to complain about “fiction writers” at cable networks and “dying magazines and newspapers.” He also preemptively shifted blame to Democrats for “any rise in ObamaCare premiums.” It was unclear whether Trump was referring to any particular report of a number published recently that seemed likely to draw ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Cursing Trump Fan Goes Hulk Hogan In Failed Attempt To Burn Her Pittsburgh Steelers Gear

Death & Taxes reports: I honestly don’t know what my favorite part of this WorldStar video where an angry Trump supporter tries and fails to burn her NFL gear is. It’s a rich, comedic tapestry. At first, I thought it might have been the part where she talks about being a Steelers fan in Maryland as if that’s a persecuted ...

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“Mother Of All Trump Rallies” Draws Smaller Crowd Than “Juggalo” Rally And Hillary Clinton’s Book-Signing

The Independent reports: While Donald Trump jetted away from Washington DC for a weekend retreat in New Jersey, hundreds of his supporters descended on the city to demand protection for “traditional American culture”. Protesters came from around the country for the so-called “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) – a pro-Trump, right-wing protest that organisers billed as the “Woodstock of American ...

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Bryan Fischer Took “Authority” Over The Hurricane And Ordered It Away From Texas In Jesus’ Name [VIDEO]

Over the weekend I posted a roundup of scamvangelicals failing to turn Hurricane Harvey away from Texas with the power of their prayers to White Jesus. But I missed what might be the funniest one. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist has the transcript of Bryan Fischer’s prayer: “We’re gonna take authority over the storm in Jesus’ name. We’re gonna ...

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HUMILIATION: Trump Dissolves Business Advisory Groups After More Top Execs Jump Ship Because Nazis

The Los Angeles Times reports: President Trump announced Wednesday that he is dissolving two of his advisory panels, a decision that came as a wave of the panels’ members decided to depart. The chief executives of 3M Co. and Campbell Soup were the latest to announce their departures. The CEOs of Merck, Under Armour and Intel quit Monday, and on ...

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FRAUD: GOP Accused Of Racketeering In Virginia Donor’s Lawsuit Over Failure To Repeal Obamacare

The Virginian-Pilot reports: A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is so incensed that Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act he’s suing to get political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering. Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars ...

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Trump Craters To Record Low 33% Approval Rating

The Hill reports: President Trump’s approval rating hit a new low on Wednesday, according to a new poll. A Quinnipiac University poll finds 61 percent of voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing in office, compared to just 33 percent who approve of Trump’s performance. This marks the president’s lowest approval rating since he was inaugurated, according to the ...

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The Wreck Of The McConnell Fitzgerald

According to multiple reports on Twitter, this morning House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the Obamacare repeal failure with a reading of the lyrics to Canadian pop singer Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976’s hit single, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. As our older readers surely recall, the song is about the still unexplained 1975 sinking of the freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald ...

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Mike Huckabee Has The Obamacare Sadz

Gizmodo weighs in: Why does Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders just became the White House Press Secretary, want state legislatures to choose US Senators? Obviously he’s frustrated with last night’s failure of the Republicans to repeal Obamacare. But the reason that repeal of the 17th Amendment would favor his party is because the majority of state legislatures are Republican. ...

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“Skinny” Obamacare Repeal Fails In 49-51 Vote

McCain! The New York Times reports: The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Trump. Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this ...

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ATLANTA: Tens Appear For CNN Protest [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: About 30 people gathered outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters Saturday to protest the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump. “Beware fake news” and “CNN. Criminal News Network” were some of the messages they delivered to people walking nearby and to fellow political conservatives watching the demonstration via live feed on Breitbart.com. The protest was the second recently ...

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KENTUCKY: State Officials Revoke Ark Encounter’s $18 Million Tax Break Over Sale To Evade Local Safety Tax

Yesterday I reported that Ken Ham’s creationist for-profit company had sold the Ark Encounter to its non-profit division for $10 in order to evade a 50-cents per ticket local sales tax meant to pay for the additional fire and police protection required by the attraction. Well, THAT fucking backfired on them big time. Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: ...

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KENTUCKY: Federal Court Orders State To Pay $222,695 In Legal Fees To Gay Couples That Sued Kim Davis

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A federal judge Friday ordered the state of Kentucky to pay $222,695 in attorneys’ fees to same-sex couples who sued clerk Kim Davis in 2015 when she refused to give them marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered the payments Friday. In a statement, William Sharp, legal director for the ACLU of Kentucky, said: “We ...

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McConnell Blames Dems For Obamacare Repeal Fail: I Hope They Consider What They’re Celebrating [VIDEO]

“I imagine many Democrats were celebrating last night. I hope they consider what they’re celebrating. The American people are hurting, they need relief, and it’s regretful that our Democratic colleagues decided early on that they did not want to engage with us seriously in the process to deliver that relief.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming Democrats after the ...

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Trump Renews Call To End Senate Filibusters After Latest GOP Healthcare Bill Goes Down In Flames

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump once again called for the end of the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act after the Senate Republican healthcare bill plan was stymied Monday. “The Senate must go to a 51 vote majority instead of current 60 votes. Even parts of full Repeal need 60. 8 Dems ...

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Trump Rants About Collapse Of Healthcare Bill

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday put blame on Democrats and “a few” Republicans a day after two more GOP senators announced they would not support the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill. Trump then raised the possibility of letting ObamaCare fail and then putting together a healthcare plan. His comments come after Sens. Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Mike Lee (Utah) ...

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Chris Christie Auditions For Sports Radio Gig

The New York Daily News reports: Chris Christie better hope his radio ratings are higher than his approval rating. The New Jersey governor, who currently owns a record-low 15 percent approval rating, will be sharing his thoughts on the local sports scene for WFAN next week. Christie is set to co-host the afternoon drive time from 2-6:30 p.m. on New ...

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McConnell Admits Obamacare Repeal Is Failing

The Hill reports: Acknowledging that Senate Republicans may not be able to pass their ObamaCare repeal legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is warning that action will then have to be taken to stabilize insurance markets. “If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets ...

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Poland’s First Lady Snubs Trump’s Handshake [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: President Donald Trump on Thursday reached out to shake the hand of Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda, but he was rejected. Video shows Trump shaking Duda’s hand before reaching out to his wife. But Kornhauser-Duda walks right past the president to shake the hand of Melania Trump. Lol pic.twitter.com/KpAUObihVR — Billy Howell (@CoachBilly1) ...

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Trump Admits Senate Trumpcare Bill Has Failed

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump urged Senate Republicans on Friday to at least repeal Obamacare soon, even if there is no path forward to replace the law. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., sent a letter to Trump on Friday morning urging the White House to adopt a two-step strategy in which conservative senators focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act ...

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