Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump Attacks “No Talent, Low Ratings” Joy Reid

Minutes after he “quoted” nobody in particular to again call himself a “Very Stable Genius,” Trump this morning attacked MSNBC host Joy Reid, who he has never heard of but definitely has no talent, low ratings, and is fake news. At this writing it’s not yet clear what prompted this rant and Reid’s Saturday morning show doesn’t start until 10AM. …

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Ivanka Trump: I Got My Moral Compass From My Father

Politico reports: At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents. Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman. And her father? He passed onto …

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Trump Suggests He Ended Rules For Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Because They Make Him Look “Orange”

The Week reports: After his administration rolled-back Obama-era energy efficiency rules for light bulbs, President Donald Trump complained that the environmentally-friendly lamps make him look orange because the light they emit is “no good.” Trump’s face has an orange glow, the source of which is unknown. A White House official told The New York Times the strange and seemingly-permanent hue …

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Twitter Won’t ID People Behind Nunes Parody Accounts

The Sacramento Bee reports: Twitter is refusing a judge’s request to disclose the identities of two anonymous social media users who are are critical of Rep. Devin Nunes and are being sued by the California Republican. Nunes, R-Tulare, demanded the names of anonymous writers through a lawsuit he filed in Virginia against them, Twitter and a Republican political strategist. The …

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Israel Planted Spy Devices Near WH, Trump Shrugged

Politico reports: The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter. But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying …

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Ted Cruz Worries “Deep State” Behind Bolton’s Ouster

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed concern Tuesday that “deep-state forces” are behind President Trump’s dismissal of former national security adviser John Bolton. “I sincerely hope his leaving the White House does not mean that the deep-state forces at State and Treasury—who have been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the Obama Iran nuclear deal—have finally convinced …

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Bank Creates Market Index Based On Trump’s Tweets

CNBC reports: Donald Trump is tweeting more and it’s affecting the bond market. In fact, the president’s market-moving tweets ballooned in August as he hammered China on trade and went after the Federal Reserve on interest rates. In an attempt to quantify the impact of Trump’s tweets on the bond market, J.P. Morgan devised a “Volfefe Index” to analyze how …

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Trump Campaign Manager: He’s Building A Dynasty

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become “a dynasty that will last for decades,” transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California, Brad Parscale also said the campaign’s goal is to build a national army of 2 …

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Trump Pressures NOAA Into Disavowing Dorian Report

Mediaite reports: NOAA has released a statement essentially disavowing the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s tweet that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Dorian would hit Alabama. “The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time,” the statement reads. Soon after the unsigned …

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REPORT: Trump Aides Worry About His Mental State

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are growing more and more concerned about his mental state after days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations. “No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. “His …

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GOP To Cancel Presidential Primaries In At Least Four States So Trump Isn’t Embarrassed By Any Challengers

Reuters reports: Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump’s long-shot primary challengers. Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans. The moves …

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WH Official: It Was Trump Himself Who Drew On Map

The Washington Post reports: He posted nine tweets and five maps about Alabama and the big storm. He defended a doctored hurricane map that had been altered with a black Sharpie to include the state. And he had his White House release a 225-word statement defending his erroneous warnings that Alabama was “going to get a piece” of the storm. …

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Twitter Has Field Day With Insane #Sharpiegate

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has been widely mocked after he displayed a map showing Hurricane Dorian’s projected path in the Oval Office which appeared to have been altered with a marker pen to falsely show it was expected to hit Alabama. Thousands of people have tweeted using the #Sharpiegate hashtag (alluding to the famous marker pen brand) following the …

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Trump Displays Map Altered With Sharpie To “Prove” His Claim Alabama Was Once In Path Of Hurricane Dorian

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian’s original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm’s trajectory continuing toward Alabama. Trump later told reporters that he did not know anything about the changed map, but was adamant that original forecasts called for Alabama …

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Pentagon Diverts $3.6 Billion To Trump’s Border Wall

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected but said details will be available Wednesday after members of Congress are notified. They …

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Trump Quotes Dobbs: Dems Are Now The Party Of Hate

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump last night watched and tweeted quotes from Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs going off on the FBI and the president’s critics. Dobbs was speaking with Alan Dershowitz and asking about when people like James Comey will be held accountable. At one point Dobbs said, “The ideal here is that we have a nation right now that …

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Trump’s Tweetstorms Linked To Falls In Stock Market

CNBC reports: If President Donald Trump wants to keep his strong stock market gains, he may want to stay off Twitter. Days when Trump tweets a lot are associated with negative stock market returns, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Tuesday in a report. The brokerage’s chief equity strategist, Savita Subramanian, wrote in a note that “since 2016, days with …

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EPA Won’t Remove Lies On Its Blog Because Its Public Blog Doesn’t Contain Info “Disseminated To The Public”

We have always been at war with Eastasia. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won’t tweak a recent blog post environmentalists say is inaccurate because the agency argues its blog is not considered public information. The tension stemmed from a June post on the agency’s blog that included apparent praise for EPA action on pesticides considered harmful to bees. “The Washington …

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Anti-Gay Trump Official Quits Over “Anti-Semitic” Post

Bloomberg Law reports: A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official with a history of advancing controversial conservative and faith-based causes in court has resigned after revelations that he wrote a 2016 Facebook post suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.” Olson, 43, started at the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division Aug. 12 as a senior policy adviser, after being …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Florida Man Has Plan To Fight Hurricanes

“They keep saying, two days ago, three days ago, ‘Oh it’s gonna hit all this warm weather. All this warm weather and warm water.’ We have a Navy. Why don’t the Navy come and drop ice in the warm water so it can’t get going as fast as it’s going? “There’s gotta be ways to combat this instead of just …

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