I started out as a First Amendment absolutist. I remain as pragmatically attached to the notion as life will admit: there ARE no absolutes on the terrestrial sphere. But an issue came up (I dare you to figure out WHICH news story this was occasioned by) and this was my response in various public fora:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” ~ The First Amendment
The unfortunate corollary to the First Amendment is that butthurt, no matter how well-intentioned, has been sacrificed to the right to express one’s self freely. Continue reading
Something you rarely see from the professional corpse-humpers of the right:
Statement on coverage of Seth Rich murder investigation
Published May 23, 2017 Fox News
On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.
We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted.
That’s it. That is all you get for the Vince Foster corpse-humping, the Ambassador Chris Stevens et al corpse(s) gang-rape* and the rest. Continue reading
The story yesterday was that the Deputy Attorney General had recommended to the Attorney General that James Comey — Director of the FBI — should be fired. This was then taken to Resident Turnip, who approved their recommendation. That story has become utterly inoperable in the last twenty-four hours. Anyone who is NOT a Republican has reason for alarm. (Anyone who IS a Republican is still busy drowning kittens and doesn’t care in any event, evidently.)
Trump Interview With Lester Holt: President Asked Comey If He Was Under Investigation
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News
President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News’ Lester Holt, called ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat” and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia.
Whoopsies. Continue reading
And the comedy of errors and omissions proceeds apace.
Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for Money for Russia Investigation
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in money and personnel for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference …
For those of you unfamiliar with Mel Brooks’ The Producers, SPOILER ALERT and HOW did you manage to miss this classic American movie/musical/movie musical?
For the rest, consider this: The Trump Administration is The Producers only in politics and not on Broadway. Continue reading
[Note: this is to fool automated algorithyms and is
more workaround than humorous. C’est la vie.]
Found this on GIPHY. The humor derives from its truth.
Stephen Colbert in Hot Water Over ‘Homophobic’ Donald Trump Joke
Joe Otterson / Variety
— “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night that many are calling “homophobic.” — During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump …
Yes. Seriously: Continue reading
Trump’s mad dash to 100 days
Ben White / Politico
President Donald Trump has dismissed the idea of measuring the success of his first 100 days in office as “ridiculous.” But the president and his top officials have made a number of startling moves this week with the deadline in mind, and Trump has privately obsessed …
After 100 days, it can safely be concluded: Donald Trump is a one-trick pony. His entire schtick is bluster and intimidation. He cannot be wrong, and will do anything, ANYthing to NOT be wrong. As Hillary noted: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
North Korea. Case closed. But there are other considerations.
Consider: as questions about Jeff Sessions’ potential perjury in his confirmation hearings, Trump tweeted that Obama had “wiretapped” him. “This is McCarthyism” he added, as nearly never reported in the focus on the FIRST sentence. Remember, Donald Trump (like most Republicans) projects like a sum’bitch.
But I have a theory as to the why and wherefore of our own national enfant terrible, the Hirsute Cheeto, weighing in at 20 stone: Donald J. Trump.
A Theory Continue reading