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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Martin Shkreli Pelted with Feces at Canceled Milo Yiannapoulos Event
[HEATST] Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at UC Davis this weekend with pharma bro Martin Shkreli didn’t go as planned. It was canceled amid a storm of protest and fears that Milo’s appearance would cause violence to escalate on campus. UC Davis’ College Republicans, who sponsored the program, were contacted by the University’s police department and student affairs officials who advised them to nix the controversial event.

So while Milo, the alt-right provocateur, was nowhere to be seen, his wingman Shkreli still showed up outside the building where the event was supposed to take place and approached some protesters. He was pelted with feces in short order. La Belle Frances Wang of Sacramento’s ABC 10 captured footage of the fecal attack.

The video shows the exact moment Shkreli -- who first achieved notoriety when he bought the rights to a lifesaving HIV drug and jacked up the price astronomically -- was pelted in the face with feces (probably dogs’ droppings, not human excrement), with a protester calling him a "piece of sh*t."

Protesters heckled any Milo’s supporters who were there and other prospective attendees with chants calling them "bigots," "fascists," and "racists." Per an ABC 10 report, most of the protesters were not in fact UC Davis students. The protests began peacefully, but quickly escalated into violence as protesters jumped the barricades set up by campus police. The news station confirmed that one anti-Milo protester threw hot coffee at its camera crew and their equipment.

Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Flinging feces? Who brought the chimpanzees? PETA is going to be very cross.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 01/17/2017 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  WTF? Why would Milo have anything to do with that a$$wipe Shkreli?
Posted by: gorb || 01/17/2017 1:16 Comments || Top||

#3  A debate
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 7:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Campus administration and police sided with violent demonstrators to deny free speech. They should have called the National Guard to suppress the demonstrators.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/17/2017 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  I dunno, this Shkreli guy should have had shit slung at him when he was testifying in front of congress about why he jacked up prices of an important med.

He's a complete poster child for Wall Street.
Milo needs to choose his "wingmen" more carefully.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/17/2017 14:29 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Animal rights activists claim major win in Ringling Bros. closing
[USATODAY] PETA, to be known hereafter as The Asswipes Who Killed the Circus.
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The world is less happy and more animals will die for all the stupid you have done,
A-holes
Posted by: newc || 01/17/2017 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Just not PETA, Cirque du Soleil has also been eating up part of the market without animals (besides the obvious human ones).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/17/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  What are those elephants supposed to do without their jobs?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/17/2017 12:07 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Protesters plan to release butyric acid into the ventilation system at the DeploraBall to set off all the fire alarms and sprinklers. PROJECT VERITAS catches them on tape
(Washington D.C.) Project Veritas has just released a new video which uncovers a group known as the DC Anti-Fascist Coalition actively plotting criminal activities to disrupt President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. These activities likely violate multiple criminal laws.

A Project Veritas journalist was invited by email to a DC Anti-Fascist Coalition meeting, which took place at a residence in Washington D.C. The discussion centered around disrupting the “Deploraball”, a large pro-Trump event at the National Press Club in D.C. scheduled the night before the inauguration.

“It would be really something if we could stop them from having the Deploraball at all,” one activist says in the video.

After the initial meeting, the Project Veritas journalist joined the group at Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant that is better known as the location of the Pizzagate controversy last year. The coalition members discuss the steps they would need to take to halt the Deploraball event.

The DC Anti-fascist coalition members present were Luke Kuhm, “Scott Green”, Colin Dunn, and Casey Webber.

“If you had a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it is closing…” says Luke Kuhm. “And this stuff is like very efficient, it’s very very smelly and it lasts a long time. A little bit goes a long way,” Scott Green explained.

They continued to discuss how to get butyric acid into the ventilation of the building and other ways to stop the event. Besides using butyric acid, the group considered activating sprinklers or setting off fire alarms in hopes of forcing the guests outside of the building where they would be confronted by protesters.
The above paragraphs from the Veritas link found here.
Posted by: anon1 || 01/17/2017 08:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under:

#1  butyric acid smells like human vomit and is so potent it has been used in stink bombs by activist groups

exposure can cause coughing and laboured breathing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butyric_acid
Posted by: anon1 || 01/17/2017 8:18 Comments || Top||

#2  DC Anti-Fascist Coalition meeting

Again with the Freudian Projection.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/17/2017 10:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Meet their violence with lead.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/17/2017 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Huey Long: " Will we have fascism in America? Yes, but here it will be called 'anti-fascism.' "
Posted by: Tom || 01/17/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#5  So this will be considered a Chem/Bio attack. This is an act of terrorism or war under every law,UN charter, and Geneva code. They do not understand what they will cause if this happens...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/17/2017 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  My prediction: local cops, rather than breaking out the grapeshot, will stand down so as not to "escalate the confrontation". Chemical chaos and property damage ensues. The media blames Trump.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/17/2017 18:32 Comments || Top||


Resignation and divisions at exclusive Maryland golf club over Barack Obama membership – and his Israel policies
It was founded more than century ago as a refuge for Jewish American golfers being discriminated against, but now a Maryland country club is facing its own exclusion row over whether to admit Barack Obama.

Several members at the exclusive Woodmont Country Club have said an application by the outgoing US president, a keen golfer, to join the historically Jewish club should be rejected because of his Israel policies.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/17/2017 05:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  plus, every time this douchenozzle plays, the secret service would clear the course
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would Barry want to join a historically Jewish club? Best greens ins Maryland? I think he's just stirring up feces, hoping to be treated badly, so he can complain.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/17/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  When is 'private, members only' no longer private?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/17/2017 9:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Why would he want to join? Precisely because the SS would clear the course when he plays.

They should stop mowing the rough.
Posted by: KBK || 01/17/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Hot Air: Right on schedule, Obama’s “future country club” is melting down

"...But the mayor – one Jeffrey Slavin, who I’m just going to assume is a Democrat [CONFIRMED- VRWC] – seems to be milking this for all he can get out of it. Rather than simply disagreeing with his fellow golfers, he’s chosen to quit and put out a statement describing the potential decision as intolerance. It doesn’t take much ability to read between the lines to know what that means. He’s accusing the members of being racists [yawn] and the press is picking up the ball and running with it..."

Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/17/2017 13:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Remember when the UN passed the thingy saying Zionism is racism a generation ago? That's what this is attempting to prove, I believe.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Lazy reporting. The club's head wanted to offer Obama a free membership. Members are balking at that:

http://washingtonjewishweek.com/35902/woodmont-country-club-urged-to-offer-obama-membership/news/local-news/
Politico reported this summer that Obama was interested in joining the club because it does not have a history of discriminating against minorities and because it would waive its $80,000 membership initiation fee and $9,673 in annual dues.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/17/2017 15:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Which just confirms the obvious - Obama continues to get handouts.
Posted by: Raj || 01/17/2017 17:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Very good find, Zhang Fei!
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 18:59 Comments || Top||


Video shows anti-Trump activists plotting to set off stink bombs, sprinklers at inaugural fetes
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Anti-Trump protesters are plotting to derail an inaugural ball by setting off stink bombs and the sprinkler system in order to force the evacuation of celebrants, according to an undercover video released Monday.

The D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition, part of the anti-inauguration umbrella group #DisruptJ20, plans to "ruin" the DeploraBall, a sold-out black-tie gathering Thursday night at the National Press Building, according to the Project Veritas investigation.

"I was thinking of things that would ruin their evening, ruin their outfits and otherwise make it impossible to continue with their plans. So they get nothing accomplished," said a man identified in the video as Scott Green, a leader of the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition, in the undercover video.

Another activist, identified as Luke Kuhn, says during a sit-down at the Comet Ping Pong pizza joint in Washington, D.C., "If you had a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how how big the building is, it is closing," to which Mr. Green responds, "And this stuff is very efficient, it’s very, very smelly and it lasts a long time."

Butyric acid is an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs. As a back-up plan, activists said on the video they would look to set off the sprinkler system.

"I’m trying to think through how to get all the sprinklers to go off at once," says an activist identified as Colin Dunn, adding that he wants to be sure the vandalism is "made to look like an accident."
The video, labelled Part I -- Project Veritas's subtle way of suggesting there are several more queued up for release -- can be seen here. According to the video blurb, "Project Veritas notified the FBI, Secret Service and DC Metro Police of the content of this video prior to its release."

Check and mate.
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For those interested, Project Veritas's YouTube page is here. Lots of interesting things we missed while the Democrats were working hard to suck thhe oxygen out of the room. James O'Keefe and crew have been busy doing good works.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  "The D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition"? That's funny coming from a fascist organization!

Someone should remind them that security carry guns and they will use them if they think there's a serious threat. Throwing various liquids qualify, among other acts.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 01/17/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||


‘Resist Trump’ Meeting Refuses to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
[BREITBART] SANTA MONICA -- Left-wing organizers refused a request to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a "Resist Trump" meeting on Sunday sponsored by MoveOn.org
...a Democratic Party front organization funded by George Soros founded in the wake of the Clinton impeachment. It provides money, muscle, and astroturf as required...
to plan protests against the President-elect.

The pledge was rejected because it was "not on the agenda."
And never will be...
Karen Siegemund, chair of the American Freedom Alliance, stood up and asked if the pledge could be recited before the discussions began. "Perhaps we have a veteran in the room who would be happy to lead us to the Pledge of Allegiance?" Siegemund asked.

Voices could be heard saying, "Oh God" and "no" from various parts of the room.

A man named Gene, who was leading the meeting, said, "I’m sorry, but just to keep this meeting moving. I, personally, agree with you. I’m a recovering Republican and I agree with you. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
I’m going to rule that motion out of order simply because it’s not on the agenda."

The meeting continued normally after that and Siegemund exited the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, where the MoveOn.org-sponsored event was held.

Sunday’s meeting was held for volunteers who oppose President-elect Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
to meet and organize ways to "resist" him and his incoming administration.

Key topics of discussion were immigration, Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare
... aka the Affordable Care Act, an ineptly designed and worse executed piece of legislation designed to bring 17 percent of the U.S. economy under the direct control of the government. The previous iteration, known as Hillarycare, was laughed out of Washington. This stinker was passed on a party-line vote without being read...
), and planning upcoming rallies.

Some of the women in attendance were also planning to fly to D.C. to attend the Women’s March on Washington rally the day after Trump is sworn in as America’s 45th president. Almost one million people are expected to attend Trump’s inauguration on the National Mall and security is going to be amplified.

The march is set to be one of America’s largest protests. Other rallies are also planned to coincide with the Women’s March, including one known as the "Pussyhats" march. Women will reportedly be wearing knitted, pink hats that have pussycat ears on them during the protests.

A flier from the event points out, "We love the clever wordplay of ’pussyhat and ’pussycat,’ but yes, ’pussy’ is also a derogatory term for female genitalia. We choose this loaded word for our project because we want to reclaim the term as a means of empowerment."
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "One of the largest" protests? They are talking about maybe 180-200K. The March For Life, which has been going on for 40+ years drew over 400,000 and the press still ignores it while overpublicizing this crap. And they wonder why Trump won.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 01/17/2017 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  What March for Life?
Posted by: Thumper Dribble5791 || 01/17/2017 3:17 Comments || Top||

#3  The 44th annual anti-abortion March for Life will take place on January 27th. A certain Kellyanne Conway will be speaking, so it may get more press attention than the usual blackout.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 6:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Gee whiz, articles like this make me feel bad for not protesting all those years of the soon-to-be previous President.

But I had (and have) a job, and a family, and a life. And Rantburg.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/17/2017 8:01 Comments || Top||

#5  I am going to take a day off from work to attend the March for Life. Having Kellyanne Conway speak is just icing on the cake.

If the MSM report on the March for Life at all, they always concentrate on the hundreds of pro-abortion counter protestors rather than the hundreds of thousands marchers.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/17/2017 18:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Socialism common core they cannot read duh!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 01/17/2017 18:50 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitive cop killer from Cuba
[Wash Times] The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer.

The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations.

Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in 2014.

The agreement does not include a return of U.S. fugitives that Cuba has harbored, including Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur. Convicted of murder for the shooting death of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster in 1973, she escaped prison in 1979 and received asylum from Cuba. The omission of fugitives from the agreement was first reported by USA Today.

Cuba’s shielding of Chesimard and other U.S. fugitives, including Puerto Rican nationalist William Morales, wanted for the 1975 Fraunces Tavern bombing in New York City that killed four and wounded 50, has been a source of friction between the two governments for decade.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/17/2017 04:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tear it up Saturday
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  W T F

How does this possibly serve the interests of the United States? This is just a screw job by radical left assholes saying "F U USA" on the way out.

Tear it up, Trump.
Posted by: Thumper Dribble5791 || 01/17/2017 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  The only good news is that these people are condemned to remain in Cuba. If we had a CIA that was any good at all we'd be spreading a rumor of their subversive activities against Raul...
Posted by: Steve White || 01/17/2017 9:32 Comments || Top||

#4  NJ doesn't do death penalty and she'd just be royalty in prison. Save the taxpayers the dough.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/17/2017 12:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Obama just crapping in the pool...again.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/17/2017 13:15 Comments || Top||


Europe
John Kerry: ‘Inappropriate’ For Trump To Knock Merkel On Refugee Policy
[HUFFINGTONPOST] Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, unsuccessful presidential candidate, and utterly failed Secretary of State...
said Monday that President-elect Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
had made a mistake by attacking German Chancellor Angela Merkel
...current chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom...
’s history of admitting refugees to her country.

"I thought, frankly, it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner," Kerry told CNN’s Ace newshound Christiane Amanpour. "He’ll have to speak to that. As of Friday, he’s responsible for that relationship."

Trump said in an interview with the Times of London and the German newspaper Bild that Merkel had made "one very catastrophic mistake, and that was taking all of these illegals," referring to the Syrian refugees and other migrants colonists the country took in. The president-elect has frequently derided Syrian refugees as a "Trojan horse" for forces of Evil ― and once officially proposed banning all Moslems from entering the U.S., but later said he would like to ban people from certain countries, mostly majority-Moslem ones.

Trump isn’t the president yet, which means the B.O. regime is still in charge of foreign policy ― even when the president-elect makes it difficult. When Merkel responded to Trump, she stressed that he hadn’t taken office yet.

"I’m waiting for his inauguration, as is proper," she said in Berlin, Politico reported. "Then we’ll work with him on all levels. He has just stated his positions, which have been known for quite some time. My positions are also known."

Kerry said he thought Merkel "was extremely courageous" in her response to the refugee crisis and that the B.O. regime "valued her leadership enormously."
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kerry said he thought Merkel "was extremely courageous"

Is "courageous" diplo-speak for sacrificing oneself on the alter of OWG?
Posted by: gorb || 01/17/2017 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I think Merkel accepted those migrants because the alternative was to put them in camps. Rather too hot an option for Germany.

It's a scale problem. The more that arrive the bigger the problem becomes.
Posted by: phil_b || 01/17/2017 1:50 Comments || Top||

#3  John who?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/17/2017 3:15 Comments || Top||

#4  [How to guide ministers to making the right decisions]

Sir Humphrey: If you want to be really sure that the Minister doesn't accept it, you must say the decision is "courageous".

Bernard: And that's worse than "controversial"?

Sir Humphrey: Oh, yes! "Controversial" only means "this will lose you votes". "Courageous" means "this will lose you the election"!
Posted by: Classer || 01/17/2017 3:22 Comments || Top||

#5  >inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries

I didn't here that about your soon to be ex-bosses disgraceful interference in Brexit.
But thanks it probably helped tip a few more votes in the correct direction
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/17/2017 5:41 Comments || Top||

#6  "extremely courageous"
Trump's been watching his Yes (Prime)Minister.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/17/2017 5:41 Comments || Top||

#7  "I thought, frankly, it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner,"

but it's OK for Obama, Kerry, DOS, and tax dollars to support anti-Bibi causes
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 7:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Given how Kerry fucked our troops and our country over, I would say it is inappropriate for him to continue breathing.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/17/2017 7:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I thought Merkel's response was very adult, as opposed to Kerry's statement.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/17/2017 7:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Why the long face Johnny boy?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/17/2017 11:25 Comments || Top||

#11  And the worst part of this will be... having Jawn Jawn coming back to Boston.
Posted by: Raj || 01/17/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Set the Wayback Machine to SVN, 1969. Bring fragging supplies.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/17/2017 13:17 Comments || Top||

#13  Funny, I was watching an episode of that knee slapper and I realized that John Kerry LOOKS like he should be a character on that show.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/17/2017 14:31 Comments || Top||

#14 

Posted by: Skidmark || 01/17/2017 14:55 Comments || Top||

#15  Inappropriate for you to continue to exist, fucker. ((Am I annoyed with this walking treasonous turd? Why do you ask?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 01/17/2017 21:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
‘Never Trump' national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted
Actions have consequences.
Yet another way in which Mr. Trump was misunderestimated. Businessmen, particularly big-time developers, have long memories...
Well..yeah. Bitter tears from WaPo sources that Trump has a memory .. *sob*
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.
The call that never comes™
But their phones aren't ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered.
"It wasn't personal, Michael, it was just business."
In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are "PNG" ‐ personae non gratae.
They were part of the swamp anyways. Good riddance to them...
Their transgression was signing one or both of two public "Never Trump" letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.
"Oh...that"
One letter, with 122 names, was published by War on the Rocks, a website devoted to national security commentary, during the primary season in March. The other, with 50 names, including some repeat signatories, was published by the New York Times during the general-election campaign in August.
As the Instapundit notes, if you sign your name to a "Never Trump" missive, aren't you blacklisting yourself?
Now, just days before Trump is sworn in as the nation's 45th president, the letter signers fear they have been added to another document, this one private ‐ a purported blacklist compiled by Trump's political advisers.
Barack Obama, 2009: "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother."
"Before he won, the conversation was, ‘We really would love for you to change your mind and join us,' " Peter Feaver, a National Security Council special adviser under President George W. Bush, said of informal talks with Trump aides. Feaver, who signed both letters, added that, "Since he won . . . the conversation is, ‘There likely will be a blacklist of people who signed the letters who won't themselves be eligible for a post.' "
Actions have consequences, dumbshits. What are you? Paleos?
Now, now, give them a chance...
Trump transition aides did not respond to a request for comment for this article.
*snort*
With any luck they can be employed in the private sector, the media or academics for the next eight years...
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For some reason, the plight of the feckless NeverTrumpers reminds me of this old Dilbert cartoon, about self-selection for oblivion:

http://www.dilbert.com/strip/1993-10-26?utm_source=dilbert.com/share-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=brand-loyalty
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 01/17/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Lone Ranger's Link here.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/17/2017 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  "We have really shitty judgement, so you should definitely take our advice."
Posted by: charger || 01/17/2017 1:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The indicator in my schadenfreude meter keeps wrapping itself around the stop peg.
Posted by: PBMcL || 01/17/2017 2:45 Comments || Top||

#5  I'll bet he's not phoning any SJW's either.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/17/2017 5:39 Comments || Top||

#6  anybody heard from Bill Kristol lately? Me neither.

*snicker*
Posted by: Frank G || 01/17/2017 7:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump gave them a chance after the nomination. They spit in his face. Now that he has won they want back in.

Fuck off guys. You made your bed, now lay in it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/17/2017 7:42 Comments || Top||

#8  DJT definitely has them chasing the4ir tails. Granted WaPo was under different ownership in the GW Bush era, but didn't that rag at one time or another trash every single person on this list? Now they are useful examples of "wise men?" Mr. Trump, save us all from any more of these "wise men..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/17/2017 9:02 Comments || Top||

#9  As I've posted before, lists won't have to be made, because they've already been made by the miscreants themselves.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/17/2017 9:58 Comments || Top||

#10  These guys are starting to realize that they are part of the swamp. Sod off, Swampy!
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/17/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#11  Some time in the wilderness will allow them the perspective to see what they previously missed while they were responding viscerally to that Queens accent and the salesmanship, not to mention the dire portrait painted by his competitors, and the time to decide whether they want to revise their opinions, find a different line of work or even choose to enjoy a long-overdue retirement. If it's good enough for Thomas Sowell...
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||

#12  ...and if they weren't blacklisted, WaPo would do a story on Dubya's Republican retreads in the Trump administration. Leftists will always have something to bitch and moan about.
Posted by: Raj || 01/17/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||

#13  National-security Republicans who were willing to elect Hillary Clinton POTUS? That's kind of a misnomer, isn't it?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/17/2017 12:18 Comments || Top||

#14  I'd respect them more if they've kept opposing him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/17/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#15  Does this mean they're 'taking responsibility' for their elected officials, grommie?
Posted by: Raj || 01/17/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||

#16  Perhaps they should have clarified what they meant by "Never". Very Democrat in their word flexibility.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/17/2017 13:52 Comments || Top||

#17  Well, at least your schadenfreude meter still works.

Mine broke on all of the stories about coloring books and puppies.

Or maybe it was John Kerry going to Paris?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/17/2017 14:27 Comments || Top||

#18  Effen' hilarious. I fear my Schadenboner will never go down.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/17/2017 18:36 Comments || Top||

#19  You are a horrible no good person with a soul made of Limburger and I want you to drown in a pit of weevils. Hiring?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/17/2017 18:53 Comments || Top||

#20  ou really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel,


You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!

I bought the titanium and carbon fiber nuclear powered schadenfreude-ometer from Amazon and it still works great.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/17/2017 19:13 Comments || Top||

#21  #20 AlanC I am with you. That may not be (sadly) something to brag about, but hey.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 01/17/2017 21:52 Comments || Top||


After a feud with a civil rights leader, Donald Trump meets with Martin Luther King III
[LATIMES] Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
met with Martin Luther King III on Monday, a holiday commemorating the life of King's father, which this year was marked by Trump’s quarrel with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights struggle.

King, the oldest surviving child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., described the meeting at Trump Tower as constructive and said it had centered on efforts to improve the voting system.
A lot of us could go along with that, if Mr. King is serious about cleaning up the system.
Asked by news hounds about Trump’s characterization Saturday of Lewis as "all talk ... no action," King said he "absolutely" disagreed.

"I would say John Lewis has demonstrated that he is action," said King. But, he added, "Things get said on both sides in the heat of emotion. And at some point in this nation, we’ve got to move forward."

King said that Trump told him that he intended to represent all Americans.

"I believe that’s his intent," King said. "I believe we have to consistently engage with pressure, public pressure."
And, maybe sir, a little cooperation...
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wouldn't call John Lewis a 'civil rights hero' myself. He has long since sold his brothers to the plantation.

Overseer might be a more appropriate term...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/17/2017 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  He joined the party of his tormentors, and others.

"liberals are useless, nasty, Human hating virus that destroys Civil Society over some idiot theory that always fails.

They are facsists and are not a rational manager of law and order when they are trying to erode it every step of their idiot path

No Quarter.
Fire them all.
Posted by: newc || 01/17/2017 4:10 Comments || Top||

#3  I found this very interesting.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 01/17/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting indeed, Deacon Blues. Also Martin Luther King’s Niece Voted For Trump.

I think we're seeing a preference cascade.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 11:07 Comments || Top||


A pattern of deeming Republican presidents 'illegitimate'
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] It's a free country, and the nineteen (and counting) members of Congress who are planning to boycott President-elect Trump's inauguration are certainly within their rights. So even is Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said over the weekend that Trump's election (or his presidency) is "illegitimate."

That doesn't make his comment true or honorable or helpful to the nation's well-being, but he is free to say it.

Reps. Lewis, Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and the other inaugural boycotters are certainly not alone in finding Trump uniquely awful. They are not alone in believing the president-elect has gone out of his way to offend people. Probably they also recognize that, in the safe districts they all represent, an inaugural boycott might even be a political winner.

But this is also part of a pattern. Lewis and Lee, along with some other Democratic politicians at the time, also boycotted to make a point when President George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001. The Washington Post reported at the time that Lewis "thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president."

Maybe they had a better excuse that time, as there was so much lingering acrimony surrounding the Florida recount. But we're talking about elected members of Congress who have refused to accept two Republican presidencies in a row. Is there always a good enough excuse whenever a Republican wins? At what point is it fair to ask whether some people are just not committed to democratic or legal processes at all unless the results come out as they hope?
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under:

#1  some people are just not committed to democratic or legal processes at all unless the results come out as they hope

Welcome to the second grade.
Posted by: Bobby || 01/17/2017 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  The Progs should just adopt "ConservativeHitler" as their war cry.

Would save 'em a bunch in printing setup charges.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 01/17/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||


CNN learns a hard lesson
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Whatever else Donald Trump may be, he’s a new kind of politician. He’s not afraid of the press. He doesn’t drop to the fetal position, cowering as if pleading for a little mercy, when The New York Times or The Washington Post — or CNN News — cries boo! The approved reaction to lies and slanders for a pol is to smile and take it, with the hope that accusations of being “undisciplined” or “thin skinned” will die with the next news cycle.

This stuns some of the journalists, who are not accustomed to being called for their own mistakes. The skeptical old editor in a green eyeshade and with a sharpened blue pencil, warning reporters that “if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out,” has gone to the great newsroom in the sky. When the president-elect declined to take a question from CNN at his press conference last week because the network promoted a faked “dossier” of his sins and shortcomings, mostly imagined by opposition research groups, reporters in the audience went berserk. In the Donald’s judgment CNN has become a purveyor of “fake news.”

CNN, like much of that legacy media, has not a clue to what the stunning 2016 election was all about. An anvil chorus of media voices join those who can’t give up the campaign that ended for everybody else two months ago. The media has a responsibility and duty to press every president with sharp, legitimate questions, questions that the president won’t like. The president has a corollary right — he should regard it as a duty — to choose whom he will take a question from. Any veteran of a presidential press conference understands the feeling of frustration when the president passes over them to take a question from someone else.

Mr. Trump is obviously not CNN’s idea of what a president ought to be. Fair enough. The network has a right to its opinion. But fair-minded readers and viewers of the news have a right to expect the purveyors of the news to purvey actual news. Posing tough questions to presidents and other leaders is one of the things that makes America great, but myths and other “fake news” posing as the real thing deserve the contempt of everyone.
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...because the network promoted a fake "dossier"...

No, CNN did not "promote" any such thing. The focus of their report was on whether Trump had been briefed on said dossier. (A report that appears to have turned out factual.) There is much to criticize CNN. Jim Accosta, his report, and his aggressive style in asking questions rank at the bottom - if at all. But hey, the Bots squeal like schoolgirls when DJ puts the screws to any media so it's probably in the WE's best intrest to suck up.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 01/17/2017 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  CNN was still trying to sell the idea that the Steele dossier is legitimate as of yesterday. That is their focus. Given that American "intelligence community" staffers have been telling their foreign counterparts for months that Mr. Trump is a loose cannon Russian stooge at best, based on sharing the same dossier that the head of the DNI described publically as obvious Russian propaganda, It seems to me none of the parties involved have yet learnt any lessons.

Though perhaps some of themournalists, staffers, and politicians in in Washington, who've been avidly sharing and discussing the contents of the dossier for the self-same months are beginning to wonder if they've been played. One can only hope.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/17/2017 11:23 Comments || Top||

#3  CNN learns a hard lesson

They'll unlearn it by next week, if not sooner.
Posted by: Raj || 01/17/2017 11:39 Comments || Top||

#4  All leftists are incapable of learning.
Posted by: newc || 01/17/2017 14:34 Comments || Top||

#5  They can't admit they got played or it will expose them for what they are: a bunch of under educated pompous Democrats.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/17/2017 14:35 Comments || Top||

#6  CNN and Buzzfeed got themselves a decade of lefty loyalty by attaching golden shower (and the millions of variations) to the incoming President. Doesn't matter if it is true or not they will drop it (half jokingly) at every chance they get.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/17/2017 14:51 Comments || Top||

#7  In order to learn from a mistake, you have to admit you were wrong.

Therefore, CNN will never learn.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/17/2017 15:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Sarah Hoyt: Years ago, watching science fiction magazines and newspapers of various sorts come and go, I identified a process I called “roll hard left and die.”

When a magazine or a newspaper or any news or entertainment media was in real trouble, they went hard, hard left, then died.

It took me a little while to realize this was a sane strategy. In a field completely controlled by the left, when you knew that your job was in peril be it through missmanagement or whatever, your last hope was to go incredibly hard left, so you could blame the failure on ideology. And instead of not being able to find a job, you found yourself lionized by all the “right” (left) “thinking people.” New jobs were assured.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/17/2017 15:35 Comments || Top||


Was Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Legitimate? Six Reasons to Say No
[BREITBART] Democrats are consoling themselves by claiming Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s election is illegitimate, but they’ll do themselves and the nation a favor if they consider their own faults -- including the top-to-bottom corruption in their own party and political strategy.

1. The Democrats’ rigged primary: Democrats should begin by accepting the obvious truth of a rigged primary revealed by WikiLeaks. The party’s key leaders -- not the party’s voters -- picked and promoted Hillary Clinton
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 01/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the IRS scandal that hobbled tea-party attempts to do nearly anything and which hasn't been resolved yet that I'm aware of.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/17/2017 13:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Lets agree that since the country belongs to Native Americans, everything is illegitimate - except BLT sandwiches & KFC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/17/2017 14:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Bernie Sanders to the white courtesy phone.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/17/2017 14:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Mr. Sanders took his pay and gave his silence.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/17/2017 16:02 Comments || Top||



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