Bottoms up in K.C.

 The lesson here is that if you see a dollar bill in the street in Kansas City, don’t bend over to pick it up.

Although this is showing up all over the internet, this is an example of real fake news. The originator of this doctored the original sign, which said “annually.” Which means the fake newser, appropriately, is an asshole.

I’m old enough to remember when working at the White House was a sign of honor

But no more (Via BuzzFeed):

Companies and firms who used to recruit from presidential administrations and brag when they were successful in poaching an aide are making the calculation that the risks of bringing on a Trump administration official outweigh the rewards, according to interviews with 10 current and former administration officials, top recruiters, and lobbyists who did not want to be named to talk candidly. BuzzFeed News reached out to them after previously reporting during an especially chaotic stretch for the Trump White House that some officials were trying to leave but finding their job prospects to be “pretty bleak.” That’s especially pronounced for more junior staff.

The leadership at a prominent, bipartisan Washington public affairs firm went as far as to make an active decision not to hire from the Trump White House because of the “reputational risk” associated with it, a former White House official was recently told. The official asked BuzzFeed News not to disclose the name of the firm.

In another case, a White House official said he was rejected out of the blue for a job after being given indications he would be hired and was explicitly told his affiliation with the Trump White House had been a problem for some at the company.

Honestly, if you owned a PR firm, would you want Ellie Mae Huckabee or the Mooch or Bullshit Barbie Conway or Sean “Biggest Crowd Ever, Period” Easter Bunny trying to convince people that everything they say isn’t a damn lie? Their only hope is if Fox News plans a massive expansion.

We all scream for ice cream

I don’t know if this is an ad or a joke. But Ad Week says it’s an ad:

Ad parody master Mike Diva finally got a chance to make a real commercial, and it’s as insane as you’d expect. In a good way.

Diva (real name: Mike Dahlquist) is well known for having made unflattering but undeniably entertaining parody ads for Donald Trump and Hillary Clintonin the last election, along with other weird stuff like this satanic Furby spot.

Now, he’s been hired by Halo Top ice cream—an ascendant brand that’s already shown something of a fondness for offbeat advertising—to produce a Kubrick-like meditation on the forthcoming robot enslavement of humans, and ice cream’s brutal role in early communication between the two sides.

How the krimson kapped konman pissed me off today

Babyman and Flotus visited Texas yesterday to look over the flood damage. I found that annoying, because when presidents go anywhere, that means a lot of resources have to be reassigned for security purposes. And when Houston is 30% underwater, emergency officials don’t need to be bothered with babysitting a temperamental twit.

But that didn’t piss me off. This did:

OK, so the dynamic duo leave the plane. That’s not the problem. The hats are. Click this link and you’ll see this:

The grifter in chief is hawking a hat he’s selling on his fundraising site for $40. He’s using a national disaster as an advertising gimmick so he can fleece the rubes with his merchandise. And it’s not like he just had the one hat on so he could cover his head in the rain, as this photo shows:

The krusty klown krapmeister is hawking multiple hats to his mindless minions.

You don’t think that’s a problem. FIne. Don’t listen to me. Let someone else tell you how scummy this is:

What has also received air time? The “Official USA 45th Presidential Hat,” for sale by Trump’s campaign for $40. 

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, points out that the president has been pictured wearing the hat, both in red and in white, in two official photos released by the White House. He wore the white version on his trip to Houston Tuesday.

“Even removed from the hurricane, it’s pretty inappropriate,” CREW spokesman Jordan Libowitz said.

The issue at play here is free advertising for Trump products, according to CREW.

Thanks, pump truppets. You’ve just turned human suffering into a selling opportunity.