Colbert on the Trump news conference

I watched the press conference and read the transcript and can honestly say Stephen Colbert isn’t even close to the magnitude of crazy that was the Lügenduck. It really was more like this:

gkr542vI’ve been watching press conferences for more than 50 years, and this was the first time I was absolutely sure that the Secret Service needed to bring out a straightjacket and carry that lunatic off the stage.

But the reaction of the pump truppets?

17-metro2That’s the New York Post. It’s owned by illegal immigrant and virgin-blood sucker Rupert Murdoch. The truppets loved it.

This is what’s happening in the Oval Office

gkr542vThe Lügenduck tweets:

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Because he really understands the concept of classified information:

Korea launched a ballistic missile that traveled over 300 miles before crashing into the Sea of Japan—far enough to hint at the ability to drop a nuke on one of the US’ closest allies.

Naturally, President Trump discussed the matter with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was visiting the US, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. But here’s the problem: He did so in full view of guests at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, with smartphone cameras and flashlights pointed at presumably sensitive material.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that “no classified material” was shared at dinner, and that the president had received an intelligence briefing beforehand in an on-site Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, a specially outfitted room with one purpose: Keep out the spies.

Whatever comfort that reassurance affords, it doesn’t change the reality that a high-level diplomatic conversation took place that night in full view of waitstaff and nearby diners—at least one of whom posted about the show on social media.

“It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan,” wrote Richard DeAgazio in his now-private Facebook caption. A briefing may have happened in the SCIF, but plenty of discussion happened outside of it, too. The documents in Trump’s hands may not have been classified, but Flynn and White House adviser Stephen Bannon deemed them important enough to huddle over.

If the bulk of the president’s security discussions took place in a SCIF, great. If even a small portion of them didn’t, Trump and his team took an inexcusable risk with national security.

 

A children’s movie for Hookerpiss’s America

The Lügenorange and his pump truppets are all about making America great again. They never gave us a time when it was great (because they’re stupid and it’s always been great), but they keep insinuating that the time was when everybody knew their place. Which I guess places that in the early to middle 20th century, perhaps, because in the ’50s and ’60s, shit started to get real?

So here’s the kiddie entertainment they so yearn for, from the 1940s.

OK. So the crows are black and talking jive. And when the main crow wakes up the sleepers, the mouse says “What are you boys doing down here anyway?”

Boys, huh? OK, we’ll let that slide for now.

Dumbo” was made in 1941. Not exactly the best time for race relations in America. But, for argument’s sake, let’s say that the filmmakers weren’t playing on stereotypes, or making a racial statement.

But let’s take a trip to the Internet Movie Database to look at the characters, specifically, the leader of the crows:

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Jim Crow (voice) (uncredited)

Oh, Jim Crow? Now where have I heard that before?

Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism.

That’s pretty racist. Let’s try again.

At least Disney gave black actors a chance to make money in their craft at a time when discrimination was basically the law of the land and film opportunities were hard to come by, right? Let’s look at the voice of “Dumbo’s” Jim Crow, Cliff Edwards:

I give up.

The Monday night massacre

On Jan. 30, the acting attorney general of the U.S. was fired:
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Just to be clear, Sally Yates did not betray the Justice Department. She refused to enforce a Hookerpiss proclamation that was in violation of the Constitution. In case the pump truppets have forgotten:

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.

Proclaiming that one group of people cannot come into America because of their religion is unconstitutional. Period.

On Jan. 20, a tiny-fingered vulgarian put his paw on two Bibles in front of the denizens of Animal Farm and said:

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Nowhere does that Oath of Office say:

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

The refugee ban is in clear violation of the First Amendment. It doesn’t preserve, protect or defend the Constitution of the United States.

The thrice-married Lügenorange has broken his vow. But then, as his former wives know, he never takes a vow seriously.

Time to impeach.

Why we need guns in schools

From Politifact:

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary thinks some K-12 schools may decide they need a gun on campus — to protect themselves from bear attacks, for example.

At her Senate confirmation hearing, education activist and major Republican donor Betsy DeVos mentioned a meeting she had with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. He told her about a rural public school in Wapiti, Wyo., that has a fence surrounding the schoolyard to keep grizzly bears out.

Later in the hearing, DeVos suggested a fence might not be enough.

I’m sure her fear of bears comes from this childhood trauma: