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This Is Not Watergate! This Is Treason!!!

Today’s Trump Twitter Tirade

Emperor Trump sent out a series of deranged tweets this morning that not only upped the ante, but — IRONY ALERT! — just ensured never-ending investigations up his colon all the way to his lyin’ mouth.

First things first: Because Emperor Trump is always deflecting from the bad news he knows is coming, we need to ask, “What’s next?” If you’ve been paying attention, you know the answer. More Russian bombshells. However, while we’re waiting for that shoe to drop (how many shoes does this crazy MoFo have?), let’s examine the overarching, grand irony in this series of tweets, fresh this morning from the Trump Toilet.

[For greater context, read Did Roger Ailes Dupe James Rosen, Or Did Rosen Dupe ‘Merka? and Is Michael Flynn A Traitor? Is Trump? The GOP? Watergate Redux?, found elsewhere in the Not Now Silly Newsroom.]

Let’s take Trump’s Tweets one by one in chronological order followed by the Truth Trump Won’t Tell™:

IRONY #1: Strange that Emperor Trump would jump to McCarthyism because 1). McCarthyism is defined as the wild accusation against someone without a shred of proof; 2). Roy Cohn — Trump’s lawyer and mentor — taught him that a good defense is a nuclear offense, a trait we’ve seen from this tweeting man/boy over and over again. Additionally, Cohn was McCarthy’s chief counsel when that drunkard was destroying good people during the McCarthy hearings without a shred of evidence. See the parallel?

What else you got, you mendacious piece of horse manure?

IRONY #2: He was the fucking President, you idiot — a job you don’t seem to understand. It was his job to meet with the Russians. It was not the job of Jared Kushner, General Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Casey Page, Paul Manafort, or Roger Stone. (Did I leave anyone out?)

What else you got, you soon-to-be-former Emperor?

IRONY #3: Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Not only did Emperor Trump just admit that a court gave law enforcement permission for “wire tapping”, which makes it legal, but this is hardly the first time.

In those stories linked above NNS tells the inside baseball story of how President Lyndon Baines Johnson tapped the campaign plane of candidate Richard Nixon to determine whether treason had been committed.

The short answer is yes. Treason was committed when Nixon used Anna Chennault to approach the South Vietnamese — where U.S. soldiers were dying — and tell them to hold out to get a better deal from Nixon after he was elected. The South Vietnamese walked away from the Paris Peace Talks and people on all sides of this war continued to die.

See the parallel? Was Trump using many people, not just a single Anna Chennault, to go around President Obama and tell them not to worry about the sanctions just imposed because Emperor Trump could make them all go away?

If so, this would be treason.

LBJ obtained audio evidence of Nixon’s treason, but decided it would be hard to explain why he had tapped Nixon’s plane, so he gave the information to Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey to use as an October Surprise. Humphrey was too honourable to do so and eventually lost to Nixon (who, in case you need reminding,  eventually quit rather than face impeachment).

See the parallel? We have already learned from previous leaks that President Obama’s administration had a ton of info on Trump/Russian connections. However, Obama was too honourable to use it against him and didn’t want to be seen meddling in the election (unlike the F.B.I., but that’s another story for another day).

Does Cheetos Jesus have anything else?

IRONY #4: Lawyers can make a good case out of anything. However, they need proof to win. Where’s the proof, you lying sumnabitch?

We already know your spelling is atrocious, but it’s “tap” not “tapp”.

IRONY #5: Spelling aside, for Trump to thumb the words “very sacred election process” is the height of hypocrisy. Trump did nothing but shit all over the “very sacred election process” from the minute he threw his toupee into the ring, through the rest of the campaign, and beyond his inauguration.

That during this “very sacred election process” he also got all that extra help from the Ruskies [allegedly, of course], is the ALMOST the biggest irony of all.

IRONY #6: The biggest irony is that Emperor Trump just guaranteed there will be Senate and Congressional hearings about all these issues until the cows come home, or the pigeons come home to roost, whichever comes first. Pass the popcorn.


The Twitterer-in-Chief also had time for some serious business this morning:


Thank You, President Obama ► Throwback Thursday

The Not Now Silly Newsroom wishes President Obama –and his lovely family — all the best as he prepares to take on the role of Citizen Obama tomorrow.

It’s our belief that Barack Obama will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents this country has ever produced. TO BE FAIR: That’s not how the Reich Wing portrays him. In fact, they consider him to be the worst POTUS ever, despite a list that includes William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Millard Fillmore, and Richard Nixon, among other reprobates.

When you consider all the lies, insults, and obstreperousness President Obama has been subject to over the last 8 years, he has shown himself to be a man of calm and wisdom, with a great sense of humour. He needed it.

Compare and contrast his behaviour to that of Emperor Trump, whose skin is so thin, that you can see right through him to his soul, or lack thereof. Trump hate tweets whenever somebody hurts his feelings, proving himself to be a man smaller than his own hands.

President Obama was a breath of fresh air after the corrosive administration of George W. Bush, who led the country into a war against a country that did not attack it, while ignoring one that did.

Tomorrow we will hear a horse’s ass take the oath of office for the most powerful job in the world. The betting is on who he will attack during his speech, or whether he will pretend to be presidential — finally!!!

However, if you want to hear soaring oratory, here are the 2 inaugural speeches of Barack Obama.

Buckle up, Chicolinis.
We’re in for a bumpy ride.

Not My President – Not Even My Country ► A Manifesto

There’s no way to sugarcoat this — not that I would want to — but ‘Merka has made itself the laughing stock of the entire world by electing former-reality tee vee personality and crooked businessman Donald J. Trump.

Mea culpa. I’m partially to blame. Aside from calling him a demagogue twice last year [Read: Donald Trump, Demagoguery, and The National Shrine of the Little Flower and Donald’s Demagoguery Dilemma], I treated the entire Trump candidacy as a joke, for the most part. So did far too many of us. No one took him seriously because he wasn’t a serious candidate.

No longer. He’s as serious as a heart attack. As serious as a KKK rally. As serious as an atom bomb.

Everything old is new again!!!

I’m serious. I am going to fight the Emperor Trump Regime with everything I have: WORDS! Let’s see what this First Amendment is really made of.

I’ve seen a lot of crazy political shit in my lifetime, from placid Ike, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Kennedy’s assassination. From a live televised murder to Four Dead in Ohio. From Nixon’s Paris Peace Talk Treason to his Watergate; from Trickle Down Reaganomics to all the revenue rising to the Top 1%. From a former-peanut farmer battling wild rabbits to the Iran-Contra Dealie, which flooded the inner cities with cocaine. From a semen stained dress to invading countries that never attacked ‘Merka. And, that’s just scratching the surface.

However, nothing you could name holds a candle to the unmitigated CRAZY that is Donald J. Trump…and every last one of those racists who voted for him.

I’m not prepared to make nice, nor will I. This is my angry manifesto against The Trump Era, which actually began when those Foxy Friends on the Curvy Couch at Fox “News” started taking Agent Orange’s phone calls. That was the beginning of the normalization of this fascist by treating him as a serious pundit at a time when he was pushing his Birther Bullshit™. There’s a lot of Trump blame to go around, but at the top of any list you’d like to make would be the Fox “News” Channel.

To recap:

Emperor Trump opened his campaign attacking Mexicans: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” In anywhere other than Bizarro World, this would have ended a political campaign. But Cheetos Jesus was just getting started and ‘Merkins were just getting more stupid.

This draft dodger attacked war hero John McCain for getting captured. He mocked a reporter’s disability. He said Hillary Clinton got schlonged. Then he [Freud, where are you now that we need you?] laughingly couldn’t say she used the washroom because he found that natural body function disgusting. Still he hinted the only reason Megyn Kelly had asked him tough questions at a debate was because she was menstruating.

He was going to build a wall and Mexico would pay for it. Those living in the newly declared state of Xenophobia chanted BUILD THE WALL! BUILD THE WALL!! BUILD THE WALL!!!

He said he would ignore the Constitution by banning all Muslims from entering the country.

He called his opponent Crooked Hillary and all of Xenophobia chanted LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!! LOCK HER UP!!!

He also had choice names for his spineless GOP opponents, who have all now sucked up to him to get a seat at the table: Little Marco; claimed Dr. Ben Carson, now his pick for HUD, had a pathological temper that could not be cured; said Carly Fiorina didn’t have a presidential face; and even attacked Rand Paul’s looks, even tho’ he’s a man.

He was slow to disavow the support of David Duke and the KKK. When he did so it was with a tepid “Stop it.” However, he has used his Twitter Toilet™ to eviscerate Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin over their comedic portrayal of him. Furthermore, he tweeted attacks at media outlets that report accurately about him.

He falsely claimed to have seen thousand of people in New Jersey cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11; that he warned against the War in Iraq — despite recorded evidence to the contrary — and though the only proof he offered was a private conversation with sycophant Sean Hannity. To cheers he vowed to bring back the illegal tactic of waterboarding. Then he claimed to know more about ISIS than the generals.

He’s had nothing but praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, even though (or maybe because) he’s suspected of leaking negative info about Clinton during the campaign.

Trump urged supporters to attack protestors — which they did — and offered to pay for their legal defense, which he didn’t. That was his first broken election promise. He also claimed — possibly correctly seeing as how things turned out — that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and wouldn’t lose a single vote.

Donald Trump told the vast viewing audience of a debate that he had a big dick. No. Really.

His non-thinking sheep cheered him on at every turn. Then they voted for him.

The system IS rigged, because Hillary Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Emperor Trump. Just imagine how many more she would have recieved if not for the steady drip of Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Email! Email! Email! WikiLeaks! WikiLeaks! WikiLeaks!

Let’s face facts: Clinton wasn’t a perfect candidate, but is there anyone reading these words that truly thinks she’s not a better human being than Trump?

Make no mistake: This vote was essentially a giant middle finger to the establishment. People voted for this dumpster fire knowing all of the above. You can’t blame Emperor Trump for that. Whenever you flip someone the bird, it’s always done in a non-thinking, reflexive manner, even if you only did it in your head.

Zakly like what far too many ‘Merkins did in the election, ‘cept they didn’t just do it in their heads. They did it in the ballot box. They were not thinking, just acting reflexively to something they didn’t even understand. People were not even looking for the truth, because the truth was out there for anyone who wanted to look. The real Donald Trump (ironic, eh?) should have been well-known to everyone who entered the voting booth, but far too many chose to ignore it. Which is how we get this:

CAPSULE HEADLY HISTORY: I was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1952, . That made me a ‘Merkin at birth. In 1971 I moved to Canada where I lived for 35 years, becoming a Canadian, having taken a test and then an oath to Queen Elizabeth. I returned to the States 11 years ago after the death of my mother (R.I.P.) to take care of Pops (R.I.P.). Just before I returned to ‘Merka, I promised family and friends that I would become a nationally known pundit under the nom de troll Aunty Em Ericann. And, I would have succeeded if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.

Here’s something with which I agree with wholeheartedly:


On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a sizeable minority of the U.S. electorate chose to send billionaire Donald Trump, an avowed sexist and an unrepentant racist, who has spent nearly forty years antagonizing vulnerable people, to the White House. Spewing hatred at women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and those with disabilities is Trump’s most consistent, and well-documented form of public engagement. Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women because, as he quipped, his celebrity made it easy for him to do so. We can only assume that the hostile climate and anxiety about what is to come were contributing factors. The political shift we are witnessing, including the appointment of open bigots to the president-elect’s cabinet, reaffirms the structural disposability and systemic disregard for every person who is not white, male, straight, cisgender, able-bodied, and middle or upper class.

As a community of feminist scholars, activists and artists, we affirm that the time to act is now. We cannot endure four years of a Trump presidency without a plan. We must protect reproductive justice, fight for Black lives, defend the rights of LGBTQIA people, disrupt the displacement of indigenous people and the stealing of their resources, advocate and provide safe havens for the undocumented, stridently reject Islamophobia, and oppose the acceleration of neoliberal policies that divert resources to the top 1% and abandon those at the bottom of the economic hierarchy. We must also denounce militarization at home and abroad, and climate change denial that threatens to destroy the entire planet.

There’s more. Make sure you read the rest. Also read this:

At this point last year all thinking people knew Donald Trump was a 3-Ring Circus, good for nothing but laughs and the entertainment value. So, we continued to make fun of him. We pointed out every stupidly funny thing he said or did. We treated him like the joke he truly is. Who could have predicted that we should have stopped stopped making fun of him and taken The Orange Bowel seriously? Because people actually voted for this dumpster fire. Lots of people. Enough to make him the Emperor-elect. Enough to make ‘Merka the laughing stock of the entire world, ‘cepting Putin’s World, of course.

Trump is no longer a joke. He’s a nightmare. The Emperor elect. And, unless he’s impeached — and we get the even-worse Mike Pence — it’s a nightmare we won’t wake up from for the next 4 years, if ever. SAD!

This proud Canadian won’t be happy until I am thrown out of this crazy country for telling the truth about Trump.

2017 is the year of RESISTANCE!!!

The Not Now Silly Newsroom will
be on the front lines all the way.

Who’s with me?

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Fact Checking The Presidential Debate ► Another Aunty Em Editorial

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the combined topics of Donald Trump’s lies and whether the debate moderators will fact check this crazy MoFo.

It might surprise people to learn that I am totally against a Debate Moderator holding a candidate to the facts. That’s the job of the other candidate.

The moderator’s job is to introduce the candidates, spell out the agreed upon debate rules, see to it that the participants keep to the those rules, and then get the fuck out of the way. [Although, just to be evil, I’d give the moderator a microphone kill switch if anyone goes over their allotted time.]

There will be plenty of time to fact check both of these candidates.

Of course, knowing the media like I do, Hillary Clinton will probaly be fact checked harder than Donald Trump, even though an article published yesterday claimed Donald Trump Lied 87 Times Last Week — Or Once Every 3 Minutes, 15 Seconds.

As we have seen during this election cycle, it doesn’t really matter how many lies Donald Trump tells. He is running neck and neck in the polls with Hillary Clinton despite being a bigger liar than Richard Nixon and Roger Ailes put together.

Which is why Donald Trump has to be crushed. Not just beaten, but beaten badly. Beaten so badly that this kind of racist, xenophobic, misogynistic psychopath with a total lack of empathy and compassion for any basic, human emotions will never get this close to the White House ever again.

And then Trump must be ridiculed as a loser and hounded to the ends of the earth, as his business empire inevitably falls apart under the weight of lawsuits, terrible business decisions, and the total collapse of the Trump brand. Here are my early contributions:


















McCarthyism Redux ► Throwback Thursday

It was 62 years ago today when Senator Joseph McCarthy was famously rebuked by Joseph Welch, chief counsel for the United States Army, which was under attack by “Tailgunner” Joe during the height of the Red Scare of the ’50s:

“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

McCarthyism led to many good people being blacklisted in their chosen professions, including the most well-known, the Hollywood 10. The WikiWackyWoo has a list of the Victims of McCarthy, which is still not exhaustive. You may not know many of the names on that list, but it includes such notables as Lucille Ball, Elmer Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Bertolt Brecht, Luis Buñuel, Charlie Chaplin, Aaron Copland, Howard Da Silva, Dolores del Río, W.E.B. Du Bois, Albert Einstein, John Garfield, Jack Gilford, Allen Ginsberg, Ruth Gordon, Lee Grant, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Lena Horne, Langston Hughes, Sam Jaffe, Danny Kaye, Gypsy Rose Lee, Burgess Meredith, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Dorothy Parker, Linus Pauling, Paul Robeson, Edward G. Robinson, Pete Seeger, Artie Shaw, and Orson Welles.

Speaking of no sense of decency: In 2016 we have entered a new era of
McCarthyism, with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump lashing out
indiscriminately at Mexicans and Muslims. George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

As a public service the Not Now Silly Newsroom wants to remind everyone of that ugly era in ‘Merkin history in an effort to wake people up to the evils of Trumpism.

Everything old is new again!!!

More Trumpism at the Not Now Silly Newsroom:

The Annotated Bill O’Reilly Talking Point Memo #3

Welcome to the 3rd Annotated Bill O’Reilly Talking Points Memo.  

Loofah Lad squeezes out a load like this one every single day and calls it a Talking Point Memo. It’s always interesting to read between the lines in order to figure out WTF he’s really saying when he’s pontificating. Freud could have had a field day with him. Since Freud is not here, I’ll give it a shot.

Today’s topic: O’Reilly called it “White Grievance and the Republican Party.” I call it, “In How Many New Ways Can I Defend My Good Buddy Donald J. Trump While Blowing Dog Whistles?” Let’s get right to it, shall we?

All the polls say the same thing: Donald Trump’s rise is being fueled
largely by white men who are angry with both political parties.

Not to mention all that free publicity the media has given him, especially on Fox “News” with all the softball interviews he gets there. Like on your show, f’rinstance Bill O. I can’t wait to see how you WHITEwash all of this on behalf of your vanilla milkshake buddy. Go on. Entertain me.

At this point 47% of Republican women say they will not vote for Mr. Trump, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

Which merely proves women are the smarter gender, but not all women.

So it is the guys who have catapulted the candidate to the top of the Republican primary pack.

According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump is favored by 50% of
Republican voters who make less than $50,000 a year, most of them men.

Also, Mr. Trump is supported by just 32% of Republicans who have
college degrees, according to polling from 20 Republican primary states.

So you can see that Trump’s support is largely coming from working-class white men who feel aggrieved.

I tend to think of them as working-class White men who have been brainwashed into thinking they’re aggrieved. I look at them as soft racists — if not actually hardcore racists — who see equality as a zero sum game: If a group of folks are having their Civil Rights respected, these fools somehow think something is being taken away from them.

Now we’ve seen this before.  The black grievance industry is a powerful presence in America.

Wait!!! What???  Did you just change the topic to create a false equivalency?

That group sells the notion that most problems in the
African-American precincts are caused by white people and historical

OH, MY!!!

You actually did change the topic to create a false equivalency. And then you blew your dog whistle. Let’s unpack your White Privilege, shall we Mr. Falafel? Because only a White man who doesn’t recognize his White Privilege would allow such manure to escape from his lips.

Are you saying there was no racism in the country? Or, are you saying that racism is over?

I’m so glad we’re living in a post-racial society. FINALLY!!! /sarcasm

Listen, Loofah Lad: Even if one were to buy your bullshit argument that there are are no legitimate grievances in “African-American precincts” to be attributed to “White people and historical oppression,” can you not see how that “historic oppression” has continued to create an uneven playing field when it comes to wealth creation and inheritances, not to mention the quality of neighbourhoods that each group tend to live within?

While the media gives that view a lot of attention, most African-Americans reject the propaganda.

And, you’ll prove that, right?

A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation says that 61% of
American blacks believe the breakup of the African-American family is a
major reason for the economic deprivation and social problems in the
black community.

Wait just a gosh darn minute. You do realize that both can be true at the same time, doncha?

Just because 61% of Black folk “believe the breakup of the African-American family is a major reason for the economic deprivations and social problems in the Black community” (and, I’ll assume your number is correct despite the many fibs you’ve told over the years), doesn’t mean that Black folk don’t also recognize, and fully understand, the “historic oppression” that got them there.

One fact does not negate the other. Unless you’re just blowing another dog whistle in which facts are manipulated to create a false narrative.

Oh, wait!

I thought this was going to be about your good friend Trump’s aggrieved constituency: Poor, uneducated, racist voters. Sorry I interrupted.

On the white side the issue is similar.

Here we go. Back on topic. Thank you.

Many white Americans believe that illegal immigration hurts their job
prospects and are angered by changing neighborhoods and social

And, there’s your false equivalency in a nut shell, asshole.

You’ve just alluded to the fact that Black folk have no right to feel aggrieved because they only have themselves to blame — and they even admit it — but White folk are legitimately spooked by “changing neighborhoods [sic] and social patterns”. In your false equivalency you’re not even giving equal weight to both sides in your false argument. You see nothing wrong with that as long as it helps Trump. Just another reason you’re a hack, as I correctly called you in The Annotated Bill O’Reilly Talking Point Memo #2.

Their refrain is often, I want my country back.

Back to when Black folk knew their place, perhaps?

These voters are tired of seeing welfare doled out to people who are not motivated to succeed.

How many dog whistles you got?

They are angry that terrorists are not being contained.

Doncha mean radical Islamist terrorists? And, what does “contained” even mean in such an asymmetrical war?

Oh, and, Muslim dog whistle.

They see the Republican Party as largely cowardly in the face of political correctness.

I see the people who reject political correctness as saying, “Rude as I wanna be,” just like the meme to the right I tricked up back in August.

Incidentally, I love how you’re using the word “they,” but you’re really not only talking about yourself, but using this Talking Point Memo to excuse the worst aspects of Trump’s campaign. Like weaving in “political correctness”.

Remember when your friend Trump said he had no time to be politically correct? The Anti-PC Police Squad™ has long been a fixture of the Fox “News” Channel, as you must know.

Never mind. You were saying. Any more reasons why White folk are the real victims and only your pal Donald Trump can save us?

The white grievance crew also believes they are being oppressed economically and that nobody is looking out for them.

But, you’re looking out for us, aren’t you Mr. Falafel? You’ll tell us what to believe and who to believe, won’t you?

Enter Donald Trump, who vividly reflects the anger, who has criticized his own party for being weak.

Now both the black and white grievance movements have some legitimate points.

Wait! That’s not what you said above. You were dismissive of the Black grievance industry.

Anyway, do go on. My eyes can’t roll any farther away than they have already. How are Blacks folks’ grievances legitimate? This should be good.

There is no question that in poor black neighborhoods schools are generally deficient because the property tax base is low.

So poor black children are not being educated as well as affluent children.

That’s true.

Yes, it’s true. And, why is that, you obtuse piece of crap?

Because of systemic and ongoing racism!!!

U.S. cities look the way they do — and the property taxes are such — because of White Flight, redlining, just two aspects of the “historic oppression” that you blithely dismissed out of hand as of no consequence.

You also seem to feel that systemic racism has been eradicated, when it clearly has not been. Otherwise, poor Black children would be as educated as poor White children, never mind any stupid false equivalency with affluent White children.

On the white side, here’s a simple example: The Republican Party did
not get behind Kate’s Law, which would have harshly punished illegal
alien felons who defy deportation.


How did we get from that to one of your pet projects, not to mention one of your favourite Muslim dog whistles?

It doesn’t matter because you just — once again — pointed out your own racism. Answer me this, Sherlock, how is this strictly a White issue? If it’s as important as you say it is, shouldn’t it cross all racial lines? 

While GOP senators like Grassley, McCain and Cruz did actively try to
get Kate’s Law passed, the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did

And in general Republican politicians did not raise the flag on this issue.

I mean, when you control both houses of Congress and you cannot get Kate’s Law passed, there is a serious problem.

Or, maybe it’s just a stupid law that you are championing. But, again, you’re just playing defense for your BFF Trump. The funniest part is that you actually believe you are in the No Spin Zone. My eyes are spinning from where you’ve taken this Talking Points Memo.

Again, Donald Trump has tapped into that chaos.

Thank goodness we’re back on topic.

Going forward, Mr. Trump’s nomination is not a lock.

Thank goodness there are still smart people in this country who are banding together to stop this demagogue before it’s too late. First they came for the Mexicans . . .

He has made mistakes and will have to win over millions of Americans who do not believe he is qualified.

The majority of ‘Merkins don’t believe he’s qualified and if he somehow manages to snag the GOP nomination, which is starting to look less and less likely, he will be destroyed in the General Election. And, the GOP will be on the endangered species list, especially if the Republican Convention becomes a brokered one. [Pass the popcorn.]

If you believe the polls, Mr. Trump is in for a rough day tomorrow in Wisconsin.

Let’s hope so.

That being said, the issue of white grievance is not going away and Trump will maintain a loyal level of support.

Among the poor, uneducated, xenophobic racists that want to make ‘Merka great again. Everyone else, as you have already made the case above, are fleeing from this sinking ship.

Many of his supporters are furious, and if Mr. Trump does not get the
nomination, the stay-home vote next November is likely to be

Pass the popcorn.

And that’s the memo. [Transcript provided by Bill O’Reilly.]

And that’s my answer, ‘cept:

Don’t you get winded blowing so many dog whistles, Loofah Lad? After all, you’re not a young man anymore. But, you’re still an aggrieved racist White man.

The Annotated Bill O’Reilly Talking Point Memo #2

Welcome to the 2nd Annotated Bill O’Reilly Talking Point Memo

The Falafel King drops one of these piles every weekday and, if I were so inclined, I could answer him every day, but life’s too short for that. Today, Loofah Lad wants to pontificate on the The State of the Republican Party, but he’s really defending his good buddy, Donald J. Trump.

I have to say I’m a bit surprised that Don Rickles is now apparently a Republican contender.

I’m not. I’m just surprised that someone who has called hundreds — maybe thousands — of people “pinheads” would be concerned about the mud being thrown in the GOP race. This is merely your attempt at a false equivalency in order to deflecting from Trump’s hateful comments about Mexicans, Muslims, women, John McCain, the handicapped, Megyn Kelly, and everyone else he’s attacked over the years. However, do play us a supercut your staff put together of how they’re all doing it.

DONALD TRUMP: “So I’m looking at little Marco and I’m saying man there’s something happening with him and he’s like melting.”


MARCO RUBIO: “He’s always calling me little Marco.  I’ll admit, he’s taller than me – he’s like 6’2’’ – which is why I don’t understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5’2’’.” (LAUGHS) ((EDIT)) And you know what they say about men with small hands?”


TRUMP: “You had to see him backstage.  He was putting on makeup with a trowel! (Mimics using a roller to apply his makeup) ((EDIT)) I will not say that he was trying to cover up his ears!”


RUBIO: “He doesn’t sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan that he uses!”

Now that’s not exactly the Lincoln-Douglas debate is it?

Well, no. It’s not even in Kennedy-Nixon territory. Hell, it’s not even the neighbourhood of the Bentsen-Quayle debate.

However, you have called people names for decades. Stop clutching your pearls and take credit for the coarsening of the ‘Merkin Culture you brought about.

Oh, wait. You have an alternate theory, doncha?

But here’s why it’s happening:

Oh, this should be good. Do tell.

In the beginning of the campaign, Donald Trump did something very brilliant.  He staked out two essential issues that he knew Republican voters were angry about: the border and the economy.

But rather than getting into policy, Mr. Trump kept it simple.  He’ll build a wall and deport illegal aliens.

He’ll make deals that will turn the economy around and punish countries like China and Mexico that he believes are treating the USA unfairly.

That quickly got the new candidate a lot of attention and criticism.

To be fair: It got your vanilla milkshake drinking BFF a lot of attention and even more valid criticism. However, I hardly think spewing racism and xenophobia is very brilliant. That’s when this whole race started going south — both puns intended.

OH! WAIT!! Look who I’m talking to. Never mind. I’ll go back to drinking my M-Fing ice tea. Forget I interrupted.

Then what, Loofah Lad?

Trump then immediately counter-attacked, using hot rhetoric that most politicians would never even consider.

Which you continue to defend to this very day. It’s not presidential. Of course, you’d be having a fit if any Democratic candidate said anything slightly critical of Donald Trump.

That got him even more popularity.  The more he insulted, the higher his poll numbers climbed.

Historians will be trying to figure this election out for decades to come. Is this the year Racism and Xenophobia trump logic and good governance?

So he’s two for two.  He chooses emotional issues, simplifying them for potential voters, then scorches anyone who doesn’t like it.

That’s not why he scorches people, you sanctimonious liar. He scorches people because he’s a narcissistic psychopath.

OH! WAIT!! Look who I’m talking to. Never mind. I’ll go back to reading the Paris Business Review.

Even if you don’t like Mr. Trump, you have to admit the strategy has been brilliant and he would not be leading in the polls today if he had not employed it.

It’s only a brilliant strategy if you admire appealing to people’s fears and worse instincts.

OH! WAIT!! Look who I’m talking to. Never mind. I’ll go back to reading about Dr. Tiller’s murder. 

The other Republican candidates were taken by surprise as he hammered Jeb Bush and anyone else Trump considered to be a rival.

After months of watching Trump’s poll numbers go up, finally Senators Rubio and Cruz began to counterattack in the same way.

The problem for both Rubio and Cruz is that Americans do not know them, and the media has paid so much attention to Donald Trump that getting well known is almost impossible.

Unless of course you hurl insults, which is what Marco Rubio is now doing.

No. The problem is that Rubio and Cruz left it far too late to start telling the truth and attacking your racist and xenophobic milkshake buddy, Donald J. Trump. BTW: I think it’s telling that they are vanilla milkshakes. You can buy those Freudian Slips at Frederick’s of Hollywood.

Sorry, I interrupted again. Go ahead, let’s hear more of your bullshit false equivalency.

For his part Cruz is hammering Trump in a different way:

TED CRUZ: “There have been multiple media reports about Donald’s business dealings with the mob, with the mafia.  Maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported.”

Now I don’t believe anyone’s tax returns are going to give insight into organized crime.  Mr. Cruz obviously casting aspersions on Mr. Trump.

Aspersions? It’s well-documented that Trump’s companies dealt with other companies that were mobbed-up. The tax returns may not show that, but you get Bonus Points for deflection, Mr. Falafel King.

But all of this negative stuff hasn’t really altered the race so far.

Because, as I said above, it’s too little, too late. Cruz and Rubio should have been hammering Trump on his bankruptcies, Trump University, the KKK, and his freakishly small hands starting last year. Now it just looks like tit-for-tat mud slinging and almost nothing is getting traction, even Trump’s latest smears on his opponents.

Recent polls say Mr. Trump is leading in all the Super Tuesday states with the exception of Texas, Ted Cruz’s home state.

Which is why ‘Merka is becoming a laughing stock all over again around the world. You thought George W. Bush was reviled around the world? There are already countries who are working to make YOUR FRIEND Donald J. Trump persona non grata.

So it looks like tomorrow Trump will prevail again.  It is how close Cruz and Rubio can keep the vote that is uncertain.

The south is friendly territory to Donald Trump.  

And, racists everywhere. That is hardly a ringing endorsement.

When the votes shift to the northeast and Midwest, his challenge might grow but by that time he might have things sewn up.

If that happens, if Trump is the Republican nominee, you can expect a media assault on him that will be unprecedented.

Every day the press will hammer Trump, exposing every part of his life.

And, you are doing your best to pre-inoculate the voters against any factual attacks on YOUR GOOD FRIEND, Donald J. Trump.

Trump is getting ready:

TRUMP: “So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected.”

Mr. Trump talking about what he would do as president, attempt to change the libel laws, but he can’t do that now.

Don’t you care about the First Amendment, Loofah Lad? Or are you only concerned about the 2nd Amendment?

And believe me the press is just waiting.

So now it’s a media conspiracy to sink the worst presidential candidate to come down the pike. What else you got that we can laugh at?

A preview is this David Duke stuff, a complete non-story.  I’ve spoken with Trump hundreds of times.  I have never heard him run down anyone because of race.

He does not care about that.

A non-story? And, how would you know if you ever heard him say anything about race when you blow the same dog whistle he does? Your ears are no longer attuned to hear the racist hate disguised by your White Privilege!

The GOP madness is of course good news for Hillary Clinton, who has major problems of her own but who the American press will get behind.

Newspaper endorsements for president will run 20:1 Clinton.

What if she’s 20 times better for ‘Merka than your Racist and Xenophobic friend Donald Trump? Wouldn’t she then deserve the endorsements?

So the question becomes, can Donald Trump bring in millions of new voters to overcome his deficit among the press, minorities and other groups that may not like him?

People who may not like him? This isn’t the competition for Prom King. This is a Winner Take All contest to decide the next President of the United States. Your decades-long friendship with this Racist Xenophobe disqualifies you from even commenting on this election, but that’s never stopped you from misinforming your viewers before.

Trump thinks he can do it and has confounded his critics thus far.

He’s confounded Good Ol’ ‘Merkin Common Sense. Hopefully the electorate will wake up and see Trump for the Racist and Xenophobic Charlatan he really is. Even tho’ Joe Scarborough finally saw the light, it’s clear that you never will.

And that’s the memo.

 And, that’s why you’re nothing but a hack, O’Reilly. 

The Palin Family’s Greatest [Literal] Hits ► Throwback Thursday

Remember this trio of tweets and posters to promote a book?

Sensing her ongoing total irrelevance, Alaskan grifter Sarah Palin latched onto the +Donald J. Trump gravy train-wreck this week. With predictable and HIGH-LARRY-US results, it didn’t go well.

As much fun as we on the Left are having — make no mistake: the return of the Palin Word Salad is comedy gold — we should never forget what a vile creature she really is, along with the family she rode in on.

Remember: It would be BLOOD LIBEL if you were
to even suggest that Sarah Palin was using gun sight
logos on this poster to suggest 2nd Amendment
solutions, especially after Gabby Giffords, one of
those in the sights, was shot in the parking lot of
an Arizona supermarket in an assassination attempt
that left 6 dead and 13 injured 5 years ago this month.

On Tuesday, as whispers of Palin’s potential Trump endorsement were starting to blow up the internet, two other stories were bubbling under news cycles’ Hit Parade.

The first was that her abstinence-avert daughter Bristol, taking precious time away from diapering her 2nd baby born out of wedlock, defended Mama Grizzly from an accurate attack from the Ted Cruz camp over her Trump endorsement.

Then came the not-as-surprising-as-you-might-think reports that Palin’s eldest son Track — left home alone — had been arrested the night before for [alleged] beating up his girlfriend and then threatening to shoot himself.

According to the police report:

She and her boyfriend of one year, Track Palin, left a different residence together and were arguing the whole way home. Once they got to his home they argued in the car, then in the driveway . They were screaming and he was calling her names. [Redacted] told Palin that she had called the cops even though she had not, in attempt to calm him down and to scare him away from “touching her”. Palin approached [Redacted] and struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist. [Redacted] got on the ground in a fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do. Palin then kicked [redacted] on the right knee. [Redacted]’s phone was sitting on the ground in front of her. Palin took her phone and threw it across the driveway. She retrieved the phone and went inside the house. Palin was already inside and holding onto a gun, yelling “do you think I’m a pussy?” and “do you think I won’t do it?” [Redacted] stated Palin “cocked the gun” and was holding the rifle out next to him with the his right hand near the trigger and his left hand near the barrel, with the barrel just away from his face pointed to the side. [Redacted] was concerned that he would shoot himself and ran outside and around the house. She didn’t see where Palin went, so she went inside and up the stairs, where she hid under a bed. Shortly after, she heard Palin walking around inside looking for her. Palin left after not locating her.

However, the news that Track [allegedly] beat up his girlfriend didn’t hit the TRENDING lists until after Sarah Palin’s loony toon speech in Trumpville, USA.

That news revived earlier stories about the Punch Drunk Palins. In 2014 the whole famn damily got into a donnybrook with some of their neighbours. Then, as now, the police were called. Combining several written reports, my editors at PoliticusUSA wrote in 2014:

Our friend Gryphen at The Immoral Minority has the details,

According to the grapevine Track had some altercation
with a person who may or may not have once dated one of the Palin girls.
That led to some pushing and shoving, which escalated somehow to the
family being asked to leave the premises.

However before that could happen a certain former abstinence
spokesperson unleashed a flurry of blows at some as of yet identified
individual before being pulled off by by another partygoer, after which
Todd apparently puffed up his chest and made some threatening remarks.
(The “C’ word may have been uttered at one point.)

In the end the cops were called, order was restored, and the Mama Grizzly made sure the whole thing got swept under the rug.

Blogger Amanda Coyne added some more color to the picture,

The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he
hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe:
Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that
Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed
repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you
know who I am!”

And it was particularly wonderful when someone in
the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality
show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska
comes knocking.

Wonkette confirmed with the PoPo that the brawl really happened.

My fascination with the Palin Family is nothing new. Read:

 More Proof the Palin Family
Are Liars and Grifters

As the news of Track’s latest arrest became too big to ignore, mother Sarah Palin went into hiding to formulate a response. She skipped Trump’s first event yesterday, with everyone wondering, “Where’s Sarah?” When she emerged she came up with this Laff Riot:

According to PoliticusUSA, there are 2 competing stories about why Track Palin served in the military in the first place, which, incidentally, was during George W. Bush’s incumbency:

Barack Obama didn’t send Track Palin to the Middle East. Depending on
whether or not one believes the Palin family version of the story Track
Palin was either forced by his parents to enlist after getting
arrested, or he volunteered to go. Either way, the responsibility for
Track Palin’s arrest belongs solely to the man himself.

I do not wish to make fun of anyone who has PTSD. I’ve seen its
effects first hand. If Track has PTSD, I hope he is able to get
the help he needs. [On a tangential note: I hope somone is smart enough
to take away his guns.]

Having typed that, if Sarah Palin says Track has PTSD it needs to be checked with a higher authority because: 1). Palin’s relationship with the truth has been bitterly strained over the last decade, or so, and; 2). There is no one she wouldn’t betray — including using her son and a medical diagnosis — to score points with the “Right wingin’, bitter clingin’, proud clingers of our guns, our god, and our religions, and our Constitution.”

For further proof there’s no one she wouldn’t throw under the wheels of a campaign bus: Despite the fact that:

  • John McCain elevated Sarah Palin to national recognition when he tapped her to be his Veep, and;
  • +Donald J. Trump famously attacked John MCain as a loser who was captured and the compassionate billionaire doesn’t like people who were captured.

Sarah Palin betrayed previous BFF Ted Cruz, Conservatives, religious fundamentalists and Tea Party-types in order to Scream Stump for Trump.

I rest my case. Now watch this bucket of crazy, which MoJo introduces with the headline:

Here Is a Video of Sarah Palin Interviewing Donald Trump. It Is Bonkers under the funny URL

Donald Trump, Demagoguery, and The National Shrine of the Little Flower

The National Shrine of the Little Flower, © Headly Westerfield

Back when I was still writing for NewsHounds under the nom de plume of Aunty Em Ericann, I famously compared Glenn Beck to Father Charles Coughlin, one of ‘Merka’s biggest demagogues.

That was then. These days the biggest Merkin Demagogue is Donald J. Trumpolini.

In November of 2009 I wrote about growing up in Detroit:

Because of its majestic feel, I always loved when we drove up Woodward. At 12 Mile Road, on the northeast corner, stands a church that attracted my attention even as a Jewish
child. It’s just so beautiful despite, or because of, the iconography.
The National Shrine of the Little Flower really is a gorgeous building and seeing it as a child started me off on an appreciation of architecture that continues to this day.

On the opposite corner sprawls Roseland Park Cemetery.
I mention this graveyard for one reason: whenever we passed this
corner some of my older relatives would spit a “patooey” as we crossed
12 Mile. Because some of the older Jews in my family still held Old
World values and superstitions, I had always assumed it was some curse
to protect against the dead.

It was only years later, when I began to understand both architecture
and politics, did I come to learn that this monument to Jesus Christ at
the Shrine of the Little Flower was also a monument and a shrine to,
and built by, Father Charles Coughlin,
one of the most rabid anti-Semites to ever have his own radio show. At
his height he is said to have had 40 million listeners. 

Beck responded, disingenuously, that because their politics were so totally different, there’s no way he could be compared to Father Charles Coughlin. But, there’s actually nothing in the definition about one’s politics:

dem-uh-gog, -gawg

  1. a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power
    and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the
    2. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.

verb (used with object), demagogued, demagoguing.

  1. to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.

verb (used without object), demagogued, demagoguing.

  1. to speak or act like a demagogue.
My submission for a Trumpolini bumper sticker

If the coif fits, Donald J. Trump wears it. He has now become Merka’s biggest demagogue, and in such a short time, too.

It started with his offensive comments about Mexicans at his announcement speech, if a rambling, braggadocios, and at times, incoherent word salad worthy of Sarah Palin can be called a speech. He’s too rich and busy for Political Correctness, which can be reduced to a bumper sticker: TRUMP 2016: RUDE AS I WANNA BE.

Of course Trump was expected to attack his GOP opponents. To be perfectly honest, the Left Wing has been serving popcorn at his verbal jibes against Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, Carla Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry. It’s all in good clean fun, provided you’re not one of them or their supporters. However, when Donald Trump attacked John McCain, even the Reich Wing of the party blanched, until they realized it didn’t hurt him at all. That’s when they realized Donald’s Demagoguery was actually working. Supporting Trump, hoping to get his sloppy seconds when he finally flames out, are Ted Crux and Mike Huckabee.

Who could have predicted he’d sue Univision just as the campaign was starting? Who ever expected Trump to attack Heidi Klum? Or, Secretariat? More to the point, who expected him to bite the Fox “News” Channel hand that feeds his enormous ego? If that weren’t enough, his misogynist comments about Megyn Kelly were almost enough to make Andrew Dice Clay blush.

Yet, so far, Donald Trump has defied gravity. Nothing he says, no matter how stupid or offensive, seem to be bringing him back to earth. His poll numbers continue to climb as he “gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.” That’s the textbook definition of demagogue, folks.

Sadder still is that nothing has really changed in the decades since Father Charles Coughlin and his divisive hate speech thrilled a large portion of the nation. Everything old is new again.

Headlines Du Jour ► Sunday, July 5, 2015

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