“Trump’s inauguration was the biggest, I swear”

Media capitulation.

To: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

From: Rex Huppke, formerly dishonest member of the disgusting media

Subject: I agree with everything you say

First off, I would like to applaud your courage in standing up to my media colleagues over the weekend to state definitively that photographs showing sparse attendance at President Donald Trump‘s inauguration didn’t show sparse attendance at President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Nearly every media outlet laughed at you on the fact-obsessed basis that you were lying through your teeth to protect a president whose ego is apparently too fragile to acknowledge weak turnout.

But I’m here to tell you, Mr. Spicer, that I believe you. And I’ll tell you why.

Your partner in truth-eradication, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, defended you Sunday by saying you were simply introducing “alternative facts.”

When “Meet the Press” anchor Chuck Todd had the temerity to tell Conway that alternative facts are “falsehoods,” she said: “I think we’re going to have to rethink our relationship here.”

I, for one, value my relationship with you and Ms. Conway and don’t want that relationship rethought. So, unlike the many dishonest slobs in my profession, I gladly embrace alternative facts in all their nebulous wonder.

That’s why, Mr. Spicer, I truly believe everything you said about the inauguration. Everything and more.

Ok, it’s an ‘alternative capitulation’.

In conclusion…

…Mr. Spicer, I congratulate you for standing up for alternative facts, and I want you to know that you can count on me to report exactly what you say, verbatim, without ever doubting a word for any reason.

I was moved by the billions who gathered on the National Mall on Inauguration Day. And by the unicorns. And the stately dragons. And the obvious hugeness of all aspects of President Trump.

And I’m here to tell the American people just what you want them to hear, so they too can believe in unicorns. And dragons. In free casino chips and summer days in winter and all other forms of make-believe.

Because, if I’m getting my alternative facts straight, that appears to be exactly what you and Ms. Conway have in mind.

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  1. Gezza

     /  24th January 2017

    If the DOTUS’s Press Pug puts on many more performances like his first, including running into wings & hiding when the press barks back with obvious questions, he may eventually have to be moved to a desk job & replaced with a St Bernard.

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    • I’ve seen a few suggestions that trump was not happy with the Spicer retort.

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    • Is this what Trump meant about the visuals?

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      • Gezza

         /  24th January 2017

        A brief exerpt from today’s press briefing was shown on Aljaz earlier today where Sean was seen somewhat less belligerently deflecting attention away from answering some question about justifying claims in his previous performance.

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      • You can rest assured PG that the celebrities on the dais against Trump were even more face-lifted, waxed, botoxed and bronzed than The Donald.

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        • That’s the way they all roll. I’d be prepared to put money on Hillary regretting that she only had botox and not the works. It’s a sickening culture and Hollywood and Music Industry personify the shallowness of the lives of the main players. Not decrying much of what they produce, as I love much of their film and even more American music. But, the industry players…heaven help us.

          Have you heard that Zuckerberg might be having a run at 2020. That would be a travesty and we’ll truly be living in Brave New Facebook World then.

          Stop the world and let me off…

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          • Gezza

             /  24th January 2017

            Hang in there trav. The world needs people prepared to speak truth to powder.

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  2. Gezza

     /  24th January 2017

    Morning PDT. Thanks for your good wishes to us all. 😀

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  3. In fairness to Donald Trump . . .

    From Harper’s Tower of Babble by Joe Klok:
    Donald J. Trump, a reality-television star erecting a mausoleum for himself behind the first-hole tee of a golf course he owns in New Jersey, first declared his candidacy for president of the United States in the atrium of Trump Tower, which he built in the 1980s with labor provided by hundreds of undocumented Polish workers and concrete purchased at an inflated price from the Gambino and Genovese crime families. “The American dream is dead,” Trump said to the audience members, each of whom he paid $50 to attend. During Trump’s primary campaign, he told his supporters that he knew “all about crazies,” loved “Wall Street guys” who are “brutal,” planned to “use the word ‘anchor baby,’ ” and preferred to pronounce “Qatar” incorrectly. Trump, who in 1999 cut his sick infant grandnephew off the Trump Organization’s health-care plan and in 2011 compared being gay to switching to a long-handled golf putter, pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act and said he’d consider trying to overturn the legalization of same-sex marriage. Trump said that his book The Art of the Deal was second in quality only to the Bible and that he never explicitly asked God for forgiveness. At a church in Iowa, he placed a few dollar bills into a bowl filled with sacramental bread, which he has referred to as “my little cracker.” Trump, who once dumped a glass of wine on a journalist who wrote a story he didn’t like, told his supporters that journalists were “liars,” the “lowest form of humanity,” and “enemies,” but that he did not approve of killing them. “I’m a very sane person,” said Trump, who once hosted a radio show in which he discussed the development of hair-cloning technology, the creation of a vaccine for obesity, the number of men a gay man thinks about having sex with on his morning commute, and the dangers of giving free Viagra to rapists. Trump denied being the voice of John Miller, one of several fictional assistants he had previously admitted pretending to be, in a recording of himself telling a reporter that he had “zero interest” in dating Madonna; that he had three other girlfriends in addition to Marla Maples, with whom he had been cheating on his wife; and that he had an affair with Carla Bruni, who later responded by describing Trump as “obviously a lunatic.” Trump, who once offered the city of New York vacant apartments in his building to house homeless people in hopes they would drive away rent-controlled tenants, sent a bumper sticker to a group of homeless veterans whom he had previously declined to help and asked them to campaign for him. Trump, whose companies have been cited 24 times since 2005 for failing to pay workers overtime or minimum wage, said the federal minimum wage should go up, and then said it should not. Trump referred to 9/11 as “7-Eleven,” and called Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren “the Indian” and “Pocahontas.” Trump, who had previously labeled a deaf contestant on his reality-TV show The Apprentice “retarded,” and had described poor Americans as “morons,” said the country was on course for a “very massive recession,” one resembling the U.S. recession of 2007 to 2009, which Trump once said Americans could “opt out of” by joining Trump Network, a multilevel-marketing company that sold a monthly supply of multivitamins purportedly tailored to customers based on a test of their urine. Trump submitted his financial-disclosure form to the Federal Election Commission, on which he swore under oath that his golf course in Briarcliff Manor, New York, which was being sued by the town for causing flooding, was worth $50 million, despite having sworn in a previous property-tax appeal that it was worth $1.4 million; and swore that his golf course in Palos Verdes, California, which he was suing for five times its annual revenue, was worth more than $50 million, despite previously having filed papers with Los Angeles County stating it was worth $10 million. Trump claimed he made $1.9 million from his modeling agency, which a foreign-born former model accused of “modern-day slavery,” alleging that the agency forced her to lie about her age, work without a U.S. visa, and live in a crowded apartment for which she paid the agency as much as $1,600 a month to sleep in a bed beneath a window through which a homeless man once urinated on her. Trump sought to exclude a recording of himself telling the nephew of former president George W. Bush that he grabs women “by the pussy” from a fraud suit filed against Trump University, a series of real-estate seminars taught by salespeople with no real-estate experience, which was housed in a Trump-owned building that the Securities and Exchange Commission said also housed the country’s most complained-about unregistered brokerages, and whose curriculum investigators in Texas described as “inapplicable.” Trump announced that he would win the Latino vote, and tweeted a photo of himself eating a taco bowl from Trump Grill in Trump Tower with the message “I love Hispanics!” Trump referred to a black man at one of his rallies as “my African American,” and pledged his support for black people at a gathering of mostly white people in Wisconsin, whom he often referred to as “the forgotten people.” “I am the least racist person,” said Trump, who was sued twice by the Justice Department in the 1970s for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to black tenants, whose Trump Plaza Hotel was fined $200,000 by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1992 for removing black dealers from card tables, who allegedly told a former employee that he hated “black guys counting my money,” who in 2005 floated the idea of pitting an all-black Apprentice team against an all-white one to reflect “our very vicious world,” and who was endorsed by leaders of the Ku Klux Klan, one of whom said, “What he believes, we believe.” Trump tweeted statistics credited to a fictional government agency falsely claiming that the majority of white murder victims in the United States are killed by black people. Trump tweeted a photoshopped picture of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who Trump had said “had blood coming out of her wherever,” standing next to a Saudi prince, who tweeted back that he had “financially rescued” Trump twice, including once in 1990, when the prince purchased Trump’s 281-foot yacht, which was formerly owned by a Saudi arms dealer with whom Trump often partied in Atlantic City, and with whom Trump was implicated in a tax-evasion scheme involving a Fifth Avenue jewelry store. Trump disputed former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s claim that Trump magazine is defunct, showing as proof an annual circular for his clubs that was not Trump magazine, which folded in 2009. Trump republished his book Crippled America with the title Great Again. Trump told and retold an apocryphal story about a U.S. general who executed Muslim soldiers with bullets dipped in pig’s blood and proposed that Muslims be banned from entering the country. At the first primary debate, Trump praised his companies’ bankruptcies, including that of Trump Entertainment Resorts, in which lenders lost more than $1 billion and 1,100 employees lost their jobs, and that of Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, a publicly traded company that Trump used to purchase two casinos for almost $1 billion, and from which he resigned after the company went bankrupt for the first time, but before it went bankrupt for the second time. “I made a lot of money,” said Trump. At the fifth primary debate, Trump defended the idea of retaliating against America’s foreign aggressors by killing non-combatant members of their families, saying it would “make people think.” At the eleventh primary debate, Trump told the crowd there was “no problem” with the size of his penis. Trump said that he knew more about the Islamic State than “the generals,” and that he would “rely on the generals” to defeat the Islamic State. Trump said he would bring back waterboarding and torture because “we have to beat the savages.” Trump offered to pay the legal bills of anyone who assaulted protesters at his rallies, denied making the offer, then made the offer again after a 78-year-old white supporter in North Carolina punched a 26-year-old black protester in the eye and said, “Next time we see him we might have to kill him.” Trump, who in 1999 called Republicans too “crazy right” and in 2000 ran on a Reform Party platform that included creating a lottery to fund U.S. spy training, said that the 2016 primaries were “rigged,” then clinched the Republican nomination for president, receiving more votes than any Republican in history. “I was the one who really broke the glass ceiling,” said Trump when his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, became the first woman to lead a major party’s ticket. Trump hired Steve Bannon, the editor of the white-nationalist website Breitbart, to replace his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who ran a firm that once lobbied for the military dictator of Zaire, and who himself replaced Corey Lewandowski, who resigned from the campaign not long after he was filmed grabbing a Breitbart reporter by the arm to prevent her from asking Trump any questions. Trump selected as his running mate Indiana governor Mike Pence, who previously backed a bill that would allow hospitals to deny care to critically ill pregnant women, and who once criticized the Disney character Mulan as a “mischievous liberal” created to persuade Americans that women should be allowed to hold combat positions in the military. In his general-election campaign, Trump said he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, and called on Russia to hack into Clinton’s email account. Trump said that he doesn’t pay employees who don’t “do a good job,” after a review of the more than 3,500 lawsuits filed against Trump found that he has been accused of stiffing a painter and a dishwasher in Florida, a glass company in New Jersey, dozens of hourly hospitality workers, and some of the lawyers who represented him. “I’m a fighter,” said Trump, who body-slammed the WWE chairman at WrestleMania 23 in 2007, and who attended WrestleMania IV with Robert LiButti, an Atlantic City gambler with alleged mafia ties, who told Trump he’d “fucking pull your balls from your legs” if Trump didn’t stop trying to seduce his daughter. Trump, whose first wife, Ivana, accused him in divorce filings of rape, and whose special council later said rape within a marriage was not possible, said “no one respects women more than I do.” Trump threatened to sue 12 women who accused him of sexual misconduct, including one who recalled Trump trying “like an octopus” to put his hand up her skirt on an airplane 35 years ago; four former Miss Teen USA contestants, who alleged that Trump entered their dressing room while girls as young as 15 were changing and said, “I’ve seen it all before”; the winner of Miss Utah USA in 1997, who alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips and then told her, “Twenty-one is too old”; an adult-film star, who alleged that at a golf tournament in Tahoe in 2006 Trump offered her $10,000 and the private use of his jet to spend the night with him; and a People magazine reporter, who alleged that while she was writing a story on Trump and his current wife, Melania, on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary, Trump pushed her against the wall and forcibly kissed her before telling her, “We’re going to have an affair.” “What I say is what I say,” said Trump, who previously told a pair of 14-year-old girls that he would date them in a couple of years, said of a 10-year-old girl that he would date her in 10 years, told a journalist that he wasn’t sure whether his infant daughter Tiffany would have nice breasts, told the cast of The View that if Ivanka weren’t his daughter “perhaps I would be dating her,” told radio host Howard Stern that it was okay to call Ivanka a “piece of ass” and that he could have “nailed” Princess Diana, and tweeted that a former winner of his Miss Universe pageant, whom Trump once called “Miss Piggy,” was disgusting. “Check out sex tape,” tweeted Trump, who once appeared in a soft-core pornographic film breaking a bottle of wine over a limousine. Trump did not comment on reports that he used over $200,000 in charitable contributions to the Trump Foundation to settle lawsuits against his businesses, $20,000 in contributions to the Trump Foundation to buy a six-foot-tall painting of himself, and $10,000 in contributions to buy a smaller painting of himself, which he hung on the wall of his restaurant Champions Bar and Grill. “I’m the cleanest guy there is,” said Trump, who once granted the rights to explore building Trump-branded towers in Moscow to a mobster convicted of stabbing a man in the face with the stem of margarita glass, who was mentored by the former lead council for Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Gambino and Genovese crime families, who once purchased a nightclub in Atlantic City from a hit man for a Philadelphia crime family, who once worked with a soldier in the Colombo crime family to outfit Trump Golden and Executive Series limousines with a fax machine and a liquor dispenser, and who once purchased helicopter services from a cigarette-boat racer named Joseph Weichselbaum, who was charged with drug trafficking in Ohio before being moved to Trump’s sister’s courtroom in New Jersey, where the case was handed off to a different judge, who gave Weichselbaum a three-year prison sentence, of which he served 18 months before moving into Trump Tower. Trump told journalists he “made a lot of money” when he leased his house in Westchester to the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. “I screwed him,” said Trump. Trump, who in 2013 said that he did “have a relationship” with Vladimir Putin, said in 2016, “I don’t know Putin.” Trump, who wrote in 1997 that concern over asbestos was a mob conspiracy, who in the 1990s spent $1 million in ads to bolster the theory that a Native American tribe in upstate New York had been infiltrated by the mafia and drug traffickers, who once implied that Barack Obama’s real name is Barry Soetoro and that he won reelection by making a secret deal with Saudi Arabia, and who in 2012 tweeted that global warming was a “hoax” created by “the Chinese” to weaken U.S. manufacturing, suggested to his supporters that the Islamic State paid the phone bills of Syrian refugees, that his primary opponent Ted Cruz’s Cuban father was involved in a conspiracy to kill President John F. Kennedy, and that U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia may have been suffocated with a pillow. During the first debate of the general election, Trump said that Rosie O’Donnell had deserved it when he called her “disgusting both inside and out,” “basically a disaster,” a “slob,” and a “loser,” someone who “looks bad,” “sounds bad,” has a “fat, ugly face,” and “talks like a truck driver.” At the second general-election debate, Trump invited three women who have accused Clinton’s husband of sexual misconduct to sit in the front row; claimed that Clinton had once laughed about the rape of a 12-year-old girl, which audio showed not to be true; claimed that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had endorsed him, which it had not; and afterward suggested that his opponent had been on drugs during the debate. Trump, who said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose supporters, told his supporters that Clinton could shoot one of them and not be prosecuted. Trump told the audience at a Catholic charity dinner that Clinton “hates Catholics,” that she is “the devil,” and that Mexico was “getting ready to attack.” Trump, who once kept a collection of Adolf Hitler’s speeches at his bedside, told his supporters that the election was “rigged” against him, won the election despite losing the popular vote by a margin of almost 3 million, claimed that he had in fact won the popular vote, and then announced that he would be staying on as executive producer of The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, which a year earlier had fired him because he called Mexicans “rapists.” “Our country,” said Trump at a victory rally, “is in trouble.”

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th January 2017

      Relative or absolute? Two different things.

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    • The facts depend on whether you are talking about the total Government workforce (State and Federal) or of the Federal Work Force. The former has decreased, however the latter has increased over Obama’s tenure e.g. From AEI at https://www.aei.org/publication/has-government-employment-really-increased-under-obama/
      o what are the facts? It depends on whether you’re looking at the federal workforce or the total government workforce.

      The number of federal employees has risen under President Obama. There were 2,790,000 federal workers in January 2009 when the president took office, and now there are 2,804,000 workers. The fact is that there is no month during President Obama’s term when the federal workforce was smaller than it was in the first month of Mr. Obama’s presidency. The president took over in January 2009. Every month after January 2009 has seen more federal workers than were employed in January 2009.

      Moreover, there are more federal workers under President Obama than there were under President Bush. This is clear from the chart below.

      (Unable to post, see the reference)

      That huge spike is temporary Census hiring. Under any president, the 2010 Census would have produced a massive temporary uptick in federal workers. But that doesn’t explain the other months.

      In only one month of Mr. Bush’s presidency was the federal workforce larger than it was during the month of Mr. Obama’s presidency when the federal workforce was at its smallest. With the exception of that one month, Mr. Obama’s minimum is larger than Mr. Bush’s maximum.

      On the other hand, total government employment — federal plus state and local — has fallen significantly under President Obama after rising significantly under President Bush. Here’s the picture:

      It’s important not to understate the federal government’s role in the size of state and local governments. The stimulus gave tens of billions of federal dollars to the states in order to prevent cutbacks in the number of state and local workers, and many, including Professor Krugman, argue that that wasn’t enough.

      So those are the facts. What to make of them?

      I think Senator Paul is overstating his case by using the word “enormous” to describe either the growth of the federal workforce under President Obama or the size of the federal workforce under President Obama relative to President Bush. (It’s unclear which the senator was arguing.) And, of course, if the senator was referring to total government employment and not just federal, then clearly he was wrong.

      But the senator is right that there are more federal workers under President Obama than under President Bush, and that there are more federal workers today than there were on the day Mr. Obama was sworn in as president.

      Given the ambiguity over whether the senator was referring to total or federal workers, Professor Krugman, who was clearly referring to total government employment, is being a little hard on the senator on his blog when he writes: “[I]t’s clear that [Senator] Paul was completely shocked at the notion that government employment had fallen under Obama, rather than soaring.”

      Professor Krugman goes on to describe how the “hermetic world of movement conservative” is populated with “a zombie lie” based on a combination of a misunderstanding of the nature of temporary Census hiring and the fact that “nobody in that business ever admits having been wrong,” which results in Senator Paul, who “evidently” hasn’t “ever read or listened to an analysis from nonpartisan sources,” believing that “a big-government surge” has taken place under President Obama, instead of understanding that in reality a “zombie” ate his brain.”

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  5. Satirical I hope?

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  6. From Harper’s Index:
    Number of men elected to the U.S. presidency before 2016 despite losing the popular vote : 4
    Portion of those victors who went on to be one-term presidents : 3/4

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    • Gezza

       /  24th January 2017

      I’m reasonably confident responsible people in the Republican Party have had their lawyers quietly prepare pro-forma impeachment papers to save time by just filling in the blanks should it become necessary.

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  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  24th January 2017

    TDS epidemic continues. Woman thrown off plane for abusing Trump supporter:
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/22/woman_berates_trump_supporter_gets_kicked_off_plane_hes_in_my_space.html

    TV script writer fired for abusing Trump’s 10-year old son:

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  24th January 2017

      I think we’re going to have to call Trump’s supporters ‘deranged’ with this one, as there is no way the majority can be those that are out of step.

      Welcome to your derangement Alan, wear it well.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th January 2017

        Your logic escapes me unless you are claiming everyone who voted for Obama is suffering from the epidemic which is certainly an alternative reality of your own.

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        • Anonymous Coward

           /  24th January 2017

          More people voted against Trump than for him. Many more people didn’t even vote.
          You are in the minority in your support of Trump, therefore you should be the ones with Derangement.
          You do wear it well though, the spittle on your lips is a nice touch.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  24th January 2017

            That is even more ridiculously idiotic than usual for you, AC. I am always in a minority. That means absolutely nothing and is how I like it.

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          • Jeeves

             /  24th January 2017

            You can’t vote against anyone.

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            • Anonymous Coward

               /  24th January 2017

              In a binary election a vote for A is also vote against B.

      • “Deranged” Anonymous Coward is what this cruel woman is. Suspended is the least of the indignities she should face. No words for this sort of hate towards an innocent young child. Disgusting.

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        • Anonymous Coward

           /  24th January 2017

          Comedian writes risqué joke, what a shocker.
          If it wasn’t about an ‘actual’ child it would be funny.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  24th January 2017

            Quite right. If she wasn’t sick she wouldn’t be.

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          • Are you serious? This is an actual living, breathing, sensitive little boy. How would you feel were this your 10 year old son in the frame, knowing the nutters out there who respond to anything even a minor celebrity tweets.

            I can assure you that assassination threats are not isolated to a few tweeters and has-beens like Madonna and Ashley Judd. I have personal knowledge of a Professor and a banker from the USA both say that they could kill him, such was their hysteria. Granted, one was within a week, but the other was a full month after the event.

            The media and commentators need to take a long, hard look at themselves, their entrenched prejudice and bigotry and start reporting properly. When did this huge shift to it all being about them, the chosen, the liberal elite begin? Watergate?

            The people have spoken and Trump is POTUS. If the man really screws it up, there are checks and measures and impeachment and then new elections.

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            • Anonymous Coward

               /  24th January 2017

              I’ll say it again for the slow ones If it wasn’t about an ‘actual’ child it would be funny.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th January 2017

              But it was. So your point is?

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  24th January 2017

              Go back to bed Al.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th January 2017

              Ok, enough fun for the day. Back to accounts.

              See if Gezza is well enough to get up and play now.

            • Gezza

               /  24th January 2017

              No I’m good thanks Al.

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  24th January 2017

          History repeating

          “Lauten, communications director for Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher (R-Tenn.), came under fire over the weekend after posting derogatory remarks about Sasha and Malia Obama regarding their appearance at the president’s annual Turkey pardoning.

          “Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class,” Lauten wrote. “Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2014/12/01/embattled-hill-staffer-elizabeth-lauten-reportedly-resigns-after-controversial-remarks/?utm_term=.38bcc7499ca1

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      • Gezza

         /  24th January 2017

        Honestly Alan, you’re right. They’re terrible. They bring crime, they bring drugs, they’re rapists, and some of them, I assume, are good people.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  24th January 2017

          Are you running a temperature, G? You seem a little delirious.

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          • Gezza

             /  24th January 2017

            No, I’m good Al. Are people who say that unwell, is that what you’re saying?
            Personally I think she was a very silly girl, and I wonder what her motivation was – but fear not, for all we know she is already stretched out upside down on a board having water poured over her face to find out who put her up to it.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th January 2017

              It’s just that it’s normal to make a comment that has some vague relevance to its subject.

            • Gezza

               /  24th January 2017

              Oh. Sorry. Yes, I see she was fired. Silly girl. I wonder what made her so angry about him.

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  24th January 2017

        That’s not a threat by any stretch. Kicked out of a burlesque troop too.

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  24th January 2017

      The only difference between this and the vitriol and hatred from the right when Obama was elected is the the left has people that others look to – like pop stars and movie stars, whereas the right has the Klan, the Westboro church and businessmen that are easily ignored.

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  8. Ponder this people if you dare.

    If a liberal Democrat had been elected president and Republicans had staged a counter rally, how might that have been covered? You know instead of “Not my president”, “Show us your tax returns”, “Wear your chastity belts” we had “Lock her up” and “Let the women Bill abused speak freely Hillary”. “Laundered, insecure emails on private servers” How would CNN, the NYT, NBC and Washington Post be reporting this?

    JOSE LUIS MAGANA over at the very liberal Daily Beast reflects on the whole cluster*&k of Trump Derangement Syndrome

    “Here’s the problem: The more Hollywood liberals produce condescending videos, the more pretentious and preachy celebs like Madonna (or replace her with Lena Dunham or Meryl Streep… they’re basically interchangeable) lecture us at rallies and awards ceremonies, and the more protesters with signs and placards with the word “p*ssy” on them—the more I find myself liking Donald Trump.

    And this is saying a lot. I’ve dedicated the last couple of years to speaking out against Trumpism. But if his adversaries are so odious as to drive me (an infamous Trump critic) into thinking maybe he is the lesser of two evils (or, at least, the less annoying!)―what do you think it is doing to working-class Americans?

    Instead of appealing to middle America, progressives are using this opportunity to become more extreme and exclusive. A broad coalition of Americans concerned about the President Trump’s temperament and character might have included a diverse alliance of voices. Heck, I might well have been among them. Instead, pro-life women were disinvited from what was ostensibly a women’s parade.

    The dirty little secret is that many on the left seem to believe that Trump was onto something. They believe that being nice and playing by the rules of civility and decency (where truth matters) are obsolete concepts. They believe that persuasion and bringing people together are just slogans.

    So they fly their freak flag proudly and continue to alienate the working-class Americans who put Trump in the White House. It doesn’t seem like a smart political strategy.
    But progressives aren’t the only ones who risk turning off middle America by overreacting to Trump’s flouting of political norms. The media also risk becoming an unwitting foil for Trump, and—in the process—further alienating themselves from his supporters.
    From day one, a lot of Trump voters ignored our warnings about him because they had already tuned us out. They know that media bias isn’t based primarily on how we cover a story, but rather, which stories we choose to cover.

    We cover the massive crowds at a women’s march but not the massive crowds at the March for Life. We raise Cain when an obscure GOP staffer posts something unflattering about President Obama’s daughter, but we barely notice when writers and celebrities mock Trump’s 10-year-old son. Both stories get covered, but one story drives the news cycle.”

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    • Anonymous Coward

       /  24th January 2017

      Look at his supporters. This is how the alt-right media gets all it’s ‘loony left” stories. By instigating disruption and winding people up on camera.

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  9. Gezza

     /  24th January 2017

    Definitely missing Corky’s neutral viewpoint. Back in March, he said. But never mind. Right at the moment from a look at Recent Comments this thread’s trending.
    1424 hours

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  10. Time out for beejay. Too much hate in the diet and malalignment of characters of children and people who should be respected because of their office. How much is caused by people trying to assert that they are just as good or better than those they malign? I am out of here. Its not fun any more.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th January 2017

      Hang in there, BJ. We’ll get PG back to sanity yet.

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      • Gezza

         /  24th January 2017

        Just a strategic withdrawal Alan. Bj’s a tough cookie. He fights well & hard to defend his positions, he’ll fight another day.

        Reply
      • LOST, my sense of humour. It is easily recognised with dark patches all over it, lots of green and the sparkle from Far North Paua and a toheroa sized tongue. Reward.

        Reply
        • Conspiratoor

           /  24th January 2017

          Beautiful colonel, please don’t do a polish. Stick around. You’re a rose amongst thorns, a pearl amongst swine. Your wisdom acquired over a lifetime amongst peasantry is a rare treasure and can teach us much. Cheers,c

          Reply
        • MaureenW

           /  24th January 2017

          I enjoy your commenting here also BJ 😊

          Reply
        • BJ don’t go. Ignore the negativity at the moment and please keep up your much appreciated posts.

          🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

          Reply
          • Gezza

             /  24th January 2017

            What negatvity? 😳

            Reply
            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  24th January 2017

              Ask Spicer to send in his negativity detector, G. He’ll probably come out with your backside impaled on the end of it.

            • Gezza

               /  24th January 2017

              What the … 😳 I think pug dogs are cute. 🐶

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  24th January 2017

      “people who should be respected because of their office” You don’t really believe that do you? Like someone said of Nicole Kidman when she said the same, “While I’d dispute the tenor of Kidman’s remarks — the US is not a monarchy and we don’t have to be loyal subjects “. Someone else called her a “blunderturd”. Elected officials, like everybody else have to earn and maintain respect, we don’t just obligingly offer it to them.

      Reply
      • Gezza

         /  24th January 2017

        “Sunday Rose” is nowhere near as bad as “River Rocket”. Hope nobody asks Jamie Oliver & Jools for a political opinion.

        Reply
      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th January 2017

        I won’t die wondering if I can earn your respect, AC.

        Reply
        • Anonymous Coward

           /  24th January 2017

          Nor I yours.

          Reply
          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  24th January 2017

            Oh no, don’t give up, AC. All you have to do is say something sensible and I forget all the nonsense. Just ask Gezza.

            Reply
            • Gezza

               /  25th January 2017

              That’s absolutely true, AC. On several occasions now I have said things so eminently sensible & unassailably correct, Al has had to abandon all his nonsense, and has done so – usually by packing it in & going to bed.

  11. Personal identity politics …

    What it makes absolutely clear to me is that when we become a Republic we must avoid at all costs presidential-style elections to decide our Head-of-State (or whatever we call Herim)

    Literally anything would be better than the crap on AC’s youtube links …

    Reply
    • Anonymous Coward

       /  24th January 2017

      There are thousands of them on youtube, all the same shit. Right winger goes to left wing meeting causes shit on camera, and cries foul if someone reacts – or labels whole left wing as idiotic if people ignore him or argue their case.
      It’s a turgid rabbit-hole if you start watching.

      But hey, it’s the new right wing media everybody wanted isn’t it?

      Reply
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