Be careful! That doughy arm might pop right out of its socket. Read the rest
Whose house? Nancy's house.
The Speaker stopped a speech to explain what "exculpatory" means to the national dolt.
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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows just about everyone beating Trump.
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Former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run strongest against the president nationally, with Biden leading by 17 points (56 percent to 39 percent), Warren by 15 points (55 percent to 40 percent) and Sanders by 14 points (55 percent to 41 percent).
South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), the other two Democrats tested against Trump, also lead the president among registered voters, with Buttigieg up by 52 percent to 41 percent, and Harris ahead by 51 percent to 42 percent.
The poll reflects national findings; other surveys in the states expected to play an outsize role in the 2020 contest have shown tighter races, particularly in parts of the upper Midwest that Trump flipped from Democrats in 2016.
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I heard former CIA 'clandestine serviceman' Jon Sipher on Renato Mariotti's fantastic podcast On Topic.
Sipher describes how Trump and Putin's colliding interests are far more threatening to the future of democracy than answering the question "was there collusion?"
The entire story was published by The Atlantic here.
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Two Donald Trump supporters were recently photographed at a rally wearing shirts emblazoned with the phrase i’d rather be russian than a democrat. To some supporters of President Trump, praising Russia and denigrating Democrats is simply a means of expressing tribal loyalties, or of goading liberals. However, as heated political rhetoric becomes part of the media landscape, such fringe views are becoming more mainstream, displaying an increasing convergence of interests between Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the views of Trump supporters.
While many Americans are concerned that the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Trump’s outright convergence of interests with Putin’s Russia may well prove far more damaging for U.S. interests in the long run. Convergence can be defined as distinct groups doing the same things for different reasons, or as a unity of interests evolving from separate starting points. Both Putin and Trump seek to inject chaos into the U.S. political system. They support an assault on U.S. foreign-policy elites, encourage fringe and radical groups, and envision a United States untethered from traditional allies. They also share a willingness to utilize informal and semi-legal means to achieve their goals. The common interest shown by Russia and the alt-right in exploiting fears surrounding the routine Jade Helm military exercise in Texas in 2015?
You can clearly hear one attendee state that they thought this was a joke.
I believe I hear the declaration "It's absurd" over and over, however that may be a southern accent repeatedly hailing "Thank you, sir!"
Folks are clearly grateful Orange Julius provided this fast food bonanza. Read the rest
Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames, member of parliament and grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, laid into Donald Trump for his shameful cowardice in the face of rain.
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How low the United States has fallen. Read the rest
Orange Julius is at it again. Check out his latest, totally batshit Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.
Full of double negatives and odd rewinds, this survey from the Trump campaign puts in the usual half-effort of twisting words to try and get the response they want.
Fill it out! Have some fun!
Please list Boing Boing as a source of news that you trust. I sure did.
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Trump repeating conspiracy theories does not make them true, Fox NEWS has to repeat them 30 more times.
Via Ars Technica:
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The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a terse statement today regarding President Donald J. Trump's allegation via Twitter that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private mail server had been compromised by the Chinese government. The official statement, issued by an FBI spokesperson in response to an inquiry by NBC News, simply read, "The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised"—referring to the three email servers used by Clinton during and after her tenure at the US State Department.
Over the course of my life, recently departed Senator John McCain has had me both cheering, and screaming, but he was absolutely due the same trappings as any other sitting US Senator who kicks the bucket.
Via Talking Points Memo:
According to people familiar with the situation who spoke to the Wall Street Journal, Trump thought the reporting on McCain’s passing, just one day after his family announced he would stop seeking medical treatment for his brain cancer, was “over-the-top and more befitting a president,” in WSJ’s words.
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All televisions on Air Farce One may only be tuned to FOX News! ONLY FOX NEWS!!!!
Via The Week:
After an incident during a recent trip, all televisions inside Air Force One must now be tuned to Fox News when President Trump comes aboard, The New York Times reports. The Times viewed an email chain between officials from the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency sent last Thursday, which described Trump discovering that first lady Melania Trump's television was set to CNN. He become enraged, causing "a bit of a stir," one of the emails states, because he considers CNN "fake news." The officials ultimately decided that two more televisions with streaming capabilities would be ordered, allowing the Trumps to watch TV in separate hotel rooms while traveling, and that moving forward, the TVs will all be tuned to Fox News.
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Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump for his defamatory comments on Twitter. Read the rest
Joe Biden continues to say what he thinks, and advocates violence against sexual predators.
Via the Daily Beast:
Appearing Tuesday evening at a University of Miami event, the former vice president declared that a younger version of himself would have had no problem resorting to fisticuffs to teach Trump a lesson about dignity.
“When a guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,’” Biden said during the anti-sexual assault It's On Us event. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’”
Biden, who is often discussed as a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, went on to refer to Trump’s infamous “locker-room talk” excuse for his vulgar words about women.
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden said. “I’m a pretty damn good athlete.”
He quipped: “Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest SOB in the room.”
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Who believes a word this guy says? All of it was babble, for the most part.
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Twitter user @bornmiserable is putting their photoshopping skills to good use. Read the rest