Tag Archives: Idiocracy

“Appalled” GOP Senator Demands USS McCain Probe

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Martha McSally said an investigation is warranted to get to the bottom of an order to keep the warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, his father and his grandfather out of President Donald Trump’s view during his trip to Japan earlier this month. McSally, R-Ariz., now holds the seat McCain once held before …

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Trump Administration To Classify Canned Spray Cheese As “Staple Dairy Food” In Federal Food Stamps Rules

It’s Reagan and ketchup all over again. Bloomberg reports: Canned spray cheese, beef jerky, and pimiento-stuffed olives would count as staple foods under the Trump administration’s proposed rule for the federal food-stamp program. The rule reportedly revises the program’s “minimum stocking requirements” for food staples, which stores are required to meet in order to accept the food-stamp benefits. The Federal …

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WINNING: China Halts Soybean Buys From US Farmers

CNBC reports: China has halted purchases of American soybeans in another move in the escalated trade war with the U.S. Chinese buyers have stopped ordering and don’t expect to resume the purchases due to the disagreement over trade between the world’s two largest economies. U.S. soybean farmers have taken a hard hit from the trade tensions as the value of …

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Minor League Baseball Team Loses Top Sponsor After Scoreboard Video Compares AOC To Kim And Castro

The Sacramento Bee reports: Sun-Maid, the popular raisin company with deep roots in the central San Joaquin Valley, has terminated its partnership with the Fresno Grizzlies. Sun-Maid announced its termination Wednesday evening, citing the Grizzlies’ Memorial Day debacle when the minor league baseball club aired a video tribute that equated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the likes of North Korea dictator …

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Trump Claims No Involvement In USS McCain Incident But Says Whoever Did It Was “Well-Meaning” [VIDEO]

“I wasn’t involved. I would not have done that. I was very angry with John McCain because he killed health care. I was not a big fan of John McCain in any way, shape or form. I think John McCain had a lot to getting President Bush, a lot to do with it, to go into the Middle East which …

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Trump Finally Admits “Russia Helped Me Get Elected”

Mediaite reports: Evidenced by his Twitter feed, President Donald Trump woke up Thursday morning with Special Counsel Robert Mueller — and his stunning nine-minute press conference — very much on his mind. In a remarkable development, however, it appears that Trump is publicly admitting, for the first time at least, that Russia interference helped get him elected president, as has …

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Department Of Energy Press Release Rebrands Fossil Fuels As “Freedom Gas” And “Molecules Of Freedom”

USA Today reports: Move over, freedom fries. Freedom gas is here. On Tuesday, the Department of Energy posted a press release about liquid natural gas exports, referring to natural gas as “freedom gas” and “molecules of U.S. freedom.” The release was about the Department of Energy’s authorization of increased exports of natural gas from a terminal located off the coast …

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Trump: I Was “Sticking Up For Sleepy Joe Biden” When I Repeated Kim Jong-Un’s “Low IQ” Insult About Him

Just in from the Biden campaign: The President’s comments are beneath the dignity of the office. To be on foreign soil, on Memorial Day, and to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former Vice President speaks for itself. And it’s part of a pattern of embracing autocrats at the expense of our institutions — whether …

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British Ex-Spy Won’t Cooperate With Barr Probe

Reuters reports: The former British spy who produced a dossier describing alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia will not cooperate with a prosecutor assigned by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to review how the investigations of Trump and his 2016 election campaign began, a source with knowledge of the situation said. Christopher Steele, a former Russia expert for the …

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Minor League Baseball Team Apologizes To AOC For Scoreboard Video Comparing Her To Kim And Castro

The Sacramento Bee reports: The Fresno Grizzlies have apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a scoreboard video shown during Monday night’s doubleheader that appeared to equate her with Kim Jong-un and Fidel Castro. The video was 3 1/2 minutes long, called a “Memorial Day Tribute – We Are Americans.” It’s mostly filled with patriotic-themed images playing behind excerpts from the …

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Feds To End Long-Range Climate Change Forecasting

The New York Times reports: The federal government will no longer fulfill what scientists say is one of the most urgent jobs of climate science studies: reporting on the future effects of a rapidly warming planet and presenting a picture of what the earth could look like by the end of the century if the global economy continues to emit …

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LOL: Fox Host Claims Trump Has The “Thickest Skin”

Contemptor reports: Following an excerpt from Trump’s press conference, in which he claimed to be the most transparent president ever, Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth praised the President for his response to investigations. “It’s interesting you hear the narrative from the left that they’re getting under his skin,” Hegseth. “I think it’s opposite. This guy has the thickest skin …

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Liz Cheney Echoes Trump On FBI’s “Treason” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that statements by FBI agents investigating President Trump sounded “a whole lot like a coup and it could well be treason.” Cheney told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” that the beginnings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation were suspect and need to be investigated. “Think about the fact …

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Jon Voight: Trump Is Greatest President Since Lincoln

USA Today reports: On Friday night, the actor Jon Voight released a two-part video on Twitter calling President Donald Trump “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” Voight started his video by saying, “our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy for he’s battling the left and their absurd words of destruction.” “I’m here today …

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Rudy Giuliani Unleashes Yet Another Bizarre Tweet

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sent a bizarre late-night tweet Friday night asking people to check out a restaurant’s Yelp review. “Check out this Yelp review for Mama Lisa Restaurant!” Giuliani wrote. He did not include a link. As usual, Twitter had some thoughts. Giuliani’s “drunk Pelosi” video tweet has since been deleted. Giuliani’s “ivesssapology” and Mama …

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Trump Staffers Tormented By International Flights, Fox News Blares Constantly, “It’s Like Being Held Captive”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s departure for Tokyo on Friday kicks off a summer of global jet-setting that takes him to five separate countries — and confines him to the presidential aircraft for more than 80 hours flying overseas. Not always an eager traveler, Trump has complained in the past about the pace of his foreign travel or the accommodations …

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Trump Denies Knowing His Fake Pelosi Video Is Fake

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday said he was unfamiliar with doctored videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) being shared on social media. “I don’t know about the videos. I can tell you that –– what I’m here is to help the country,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for Japan. Trump on Thursday evening retweeted …

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Giuliani Says “ivesssapology” For “Drunk” Pelosi Tweet

Raw Story reports: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani fired off a head-scratching tweet Friday morning after taking heat for posting a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Thursday, Giuliani joined President Trump in sharing a doctored video that appeared to show Pelosi slurring her speech. “What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?” wrote Giuliani, who has since deleted the tweet …

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Giuliani Tweets Doctored Video Of “Drunk” Pelosi

The Daily Beast reports: Just hours after having multiple senior aides vouch for his calm state of mind after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a temper tantrum, President Trump took to Twitter late Thursday to push an edited video of the top Democrat supposedly “stammering” through a news conference, jumping on a conspiracy-theory bandwagon that had been raging …

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Trump Gives Bill Barr Broad Powers In “Spying” Probe

The Hill reports: President Trump has ordered U.S. intelligence officials to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into surveillance of members of his 2016 campaign, the White House said Thursday. Trump also gave Barr “full and complete authority” to declassify information related to the investigation, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. The notice comes as …

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