The man who created Fox News is dead:
Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable powerhouse before leaving the company last year, died Thursday morning at the age of 77.
The Ohio-born television pioneer was a confidant of presidents and an acknowledged master of communications. He founded Fox News in 1996 and built it into the nation’s long-running No. 1 cable news network. Ailes resigned from Fox in July amid charges of sexual harassment.
Yeah, that’s right. I linked to Fox News because the pump truppets won’t believe it otherwise.
There are all kinds of things I could say, but I’ll defer to Tengrain at Mock, Paper, Scissors:
There is nothing nice I could say about him when he was alive, so there is nothing nice I can say about him now. There is probably no one more responsible for the toxic divide in this country than Roger Ailes.
I wish for Ailes everything he ever wished for us on the left.
I will note one thing, though. According to the lying New York Times:
The cause was complications of a subdural hematoma that Mr. Ailes sustained when he fell and struck his head on May 10 at his home in Palm Beach, Fla., the local authorities said.
This means that if he hadn’t been a sexual harasser, he would have instead been at work at Fox headquarters in New York the day he fell, and he would be alive today.
So Karma is a bitch. And she got even with him for sticking his slimy tongue on her face.
Look, let’s not get all sappy about this, now that we currently have the worst president ever, but don’t forget that before our current national nightmare, George Bush (the Dumber) was the worst president ever.
Thanks, pump truppets.
The author of this post misses a key point. If Hillary did this, the Democrats would also be screaming and calling for her impeachment.
And that, my friends, is the key difference between Democrats and Republicans. Because the mindless pump truppets see nothing wrong with the unrestrained grifting now being done by Hookerpiss and his clan.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday that her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week was canceled amid mounting concerns about potentially violent protests.
Coulter said in an email that the Young America’s Foundation canceled her appearance scheduled for Thursday, ordering her not to go to the Berkeley campus. The university realized that the group “wasn’t serious and dropped ongoing negotiations over a room,” she wrote. “Everyone who should be for free speech has turned tail and run.”
The university sent a message to the campus community Wednesday in the midst of uncertainty over whether, or when, Coulter might come to campus. After the university originally canceled her speech for Thursday and instead invited her to speak there next week, Coulter had vowed to speak anyway; with the university not offering a venue, campus Republican groups had been discussing her possibly appearing on a public plaza, where security would have been challenging.
I think Coulter is a troll and her followers are brainless meat puppets who love having her vomit into their head cavities. (Big reveal: There’s nothing Coulter can say that I would want to hear.)
But the baby fascists told mama Nazi not to show up because the mean liberals wouldn’t provide a venue, that Coulter and her minions were going to trash?
She doesn’t need the university to give her a room. If her free speech rights are so important to her, why doesn’t she just hop on a bus, walk to the middle of the campus, rear up on her hind quarters and spew? Is she under physical restraint? Did someone chain her to her dungeon?
Is she afraid to show up?
Because people who believe in free speech, and not out to make a cheap buck off of drooling pump trumpets and rushbots, will go into a dangerous environment and put their lives on the line.
Here’s how it’s done:
So, Ann, I dare you to go to Berkeley, I double dare you, you cheap grifter.
Or click here, and read this. It’s a doozy! (One highlight: Did you know the orange menace gave the greatest speech ever delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives?)
(An aide talks about the president’s address to Congress.)
TRUMP: A lot of the people have said that, some people said it was the single best speech ever made in that chamber.
In Lugenorange land, Daniel Webster ain’t shit!
On Friday, the Justice Department issued this release involving letters it sent to nine jurisdictions involving their sanctuary laws:
Today, the Department of Justice sent the attached letters to nine jurisdictions which were identified in a May 2016 report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General as having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. § 1373.
Additionally, many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime. The number of murders in Chicago has skyrocketed, rising more than 50 percent from the 2015 levels. New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city’s “soft on crime” stance. And just several weeks ago in California’s Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next.
The letters remind the recipient jurisdictions that, as a condition for receiving certain financial year 2016 funding from the Department of Justice, each of these jurisdictions agreed to provide documentation and an opinion from legal counsel validating that they are in compliance with Section 1373. The Department of Justice expects each of these jurisdictions to comply with this grant condition and to submit all documentation to the Office of Justice Programs by June 30, 2017, the deadline imposed by the grant agreement.
This specifically names three cities. And the reference to one of them is a complete lie. New York isn’t soft on crime and does not have a high murder rate. Paul Krugman provides the following chart:
The cities singled out are Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
Now what do those cities mean to right wing bigots.
Chicago, when you translate from bigot, means Barack Obama, which means blacks.
New York, when you translate from bigot, means Jews.
San Francisco, when you translate from bigot, means gays.
Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is a bigot. That’s why the midget digited orange troll appointed him to the post.
We’re not stupid. We’ve heard this dog whistle from Republicans ever since Richard Nixon. It’s the tool they use to get the pump truppet, Tea Party, gun fellating inbreds to drool and piss themselves.
Don’t let Hookerpiss and his cronies get away with it.