Talk about politics and brain damage!

I would like to thank Stephen Colbert for reminding me of this turn-of-the-century video:

Since the mango tango combover and former mayor bald spot are encouraging people to go on the Internet for proof that Hillary Clinton is too frail to be president, it’s only fair for others to encourage people to go on the Internet for proof that these guys shouldn’t be within a five Zip code range of the White House.

Hence:

As for Giuliani, he swears Clinton has brain damage. But keep this in mind. He also said this:

You cannot be more brain damaged than this, right? Something pretty big happened in those eight years before Obama.  I think Joe Biden said it best:

 

Trump supporters in action: These are bad people

I can’t criticize enough the skid mark in an IBS sufferers underwear who’s also the Republican nominee for president, but let’s take a look at his supporters;

Like this guy:

Daniel Rowe was apparently enraged at the sight of a black man and a white woman kissing on the streets of Olympia, Wash., Tuesday night. But police say he hid his violent intent behind a stony face until he was close enough to strike. …

Rowe, 32, walked up to the couple and, without warning, yelled a racial slur and lunged with his knife, police say. The blade grazed the woman and went into the man’s hip, according to a news release from Olympia police.

No one involved had life-threatening injuries, but police said Rowe’s behavior grew stranger as officers tried to wrestle him into the back of a patrol car.

“He tells them, ‘Yeah, I stabbed them. I’m a white supremacist,’” Lower said. “He begins talking about Donald Trump rallies and attacking people at the Black Lives Matter protest.”

And officers were scratching their heads at Rowe’s comments about fighting Black Lives Matter during a Donald Trump rally. Neither had events planned in Washington this week.

An aberration, some Trump supporters would say? OK, then what about this:

A Massachusetts convoy of Trump supporters drove from Wrentham to Foxboro in their trucks, RVs and SUVs on July 31 and were caught on tape spewing racist epithets and calls for anti-black violence.

“Lynch the ni**ers by their d*cks!” said one driver, according to Winning Democrats, which highlighted a YouTube video of what the “Make America Great Again” convoy talked about on its CB channel when they thought no one was listening.

“Burn every single ni**er!” said another driver.

“All I know is we got plenty of trees to hang ni**ers from,” said another.

The convoy drove five miles from one township to another with their U.S. and Confederate flags waving.

Another aberration? Maybe you didn’t see this:

Donald Trump has a new obsession: comparing Hillary Clinton to Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany. During a Monday speech, Trump denounced the “massive immigration” to Germany under Merkel, for which he blames crime rising “to levels that no one thought would they would ever see.” He followed up this speech with press releases and a hashtag aimed at equating Clinton and Merkel. …

To white nationalist communities that fervently support Trump, Merkel has been a popular villain. Sites like the Daily Stormer, the White Genocide Project, American Renaissance, and The White Resister have posted constantly about her since the Syrian refugee crisis began escalating earlier this year. They have accused her of making a “deliberate attempt to turn Germany from a majority White country into a minority White country.” They have called her a “crazy childless bitch,” an “anti-White traitor,” and “a patron saint of terrorists.” They have asked, in articles about Merkel, “Why would you allow a woman to run a country, unless you were doing it as a joke?” …

It’s yet another example of how Trump is mainstreaming white supremacist sentiment. But by making two women the center of an attack, he is also highlighting the way that antifeminism and white supremacy are tied into each other, since people in alt-right, white supremacist circles like to blame feminism for what they see as the “decline” of the white race.

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If you haven’t noticed it already, some people are pointing out that these instances are just examples of Trumpism. That’s a lie. This is the base of the Republican Party. And when the  human urinal cake gets his ass kicked by a girl in November, when you hear the talk about the repudiation of Trumpism, replace that made up word with what it really is: core Republican belief.

And don’t think the losers have integrity and would never do anything like that. It happened when Barack Obama was elected president, and instead of pointing out that people saying “I want my country back” were Republicans, they were deceptively called “Tea Party Patriots.” Don’t believe me? Click here.

Let’s talk about voter fraud and Republicans

One other thing: When the Tea Party movement started, it consisted of people who said they were “Independents.” They actually were Republicans who didn’t want to admit that they voted for George W. Bush (the dumber) twice and didn’t want to take responsibility for selecting a leader who sacrificed the safety of our nation, turned us into a frightened police state and brought the country to the edge of financial ruin.

They shrugged off the Tea Party label a couple of weeks ago. You saw them in a convention center in Cleveland pissing their Underoos, scaring the bejeebus out of babies and selecting as their nominee the sunburned understudy for Greg Stilton in “The Dead Zone.”

And yeah, even though this clip is from 2011, Republicans are still doing everything they can to make sure that people are disenfranchised from voting.

Fox News’s Jabba the Hutt isn’t dead: Another News Corp. atrocity

Last week, Rupert Murdoch announced he would take over as CEO of Fox News with the resignation of Roger Ailes in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. Since the announcement of a lawsuit against Ailes by former “Fox and Friends” anchor blonde Gretchen Carlson, 25 women have described similar sexual harassment that goes back to the 1960s.

So people think the story is over as far a control of Fox News is concerned. Ailes is out. Rupert is in. So why does this seem slimy?

Roger Ailes, the founder and chief executive of Fox News, has resigned from his position under fire, but will remain with the company until 2018 as a consultant, Fox News’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, said Thursday.

Ah … the fine print … so why is 2018 significant?

With the scandal erupting rapidly, Fox executives began negotiating the 76-year old executive’s departure. Ailes’ severance package includes about $40 million of payment, or roughly the amount he was owed for the duration of his contract that was set to expire in 2018, according to a person briefed on the matter.

So, Ailes is getting at least $40 million, and Rupert is going to follow his advice until 2018, when Ailes’s contract was going to expire anyway.

roger-ailes-jabba-the-hutIn other words, it’s just cosmetics. Nothing changes. Ailes will still call the shots, but the words will come out of Rupert’s mouth.

Has this ever happened before?

Rupert Murdoch acted with characteristic ruthlessness by closing the News of the World, Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper, in a desperate attempt to limit the political and commercial fallout from the phone-hacking affair engulfing his media empire. …

There was immediate speculation last night that the paper will be replaced by a Sunday edition of the Sun which could be produced by staff at the daily. The domain names TheSunOnSunday.co.uk, TheSunOnSunday.com and SunOnSunday.co.uk were registered two days ago.

The News of the World was shut down in 2011 when investigators revealed the paper was hacking phones of celebrities, royalty and dead people, including a girl who was murdered. In the murder case, the hacking actually led police to believe the girl was still alive, throwing off the investigation.

So Rupert closed News of the World, a Sunday paper, and then immediately added a Sunday edition to the Sun, one of his other papers. So where do you think he found a staff fast enough to open a new Sunday edition?

It’s all smoke and mirrors, but it gets worse, according to TPM:

Trump said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that, at first, he didn’t want to comment on Ailes. Ailes announced he was leaving Fox last week amid sexual harassment allegations.

“But he’s been a friend of mine for a long time. And I can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them. And even recently. And when they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him,” Trump said.

“And now all of a sudden they’re saying these horrible things about him. It’s very sad. Because he’s a very good person. I’ve always found him to be just a very, very good person,” Trump continued. “And by the way, a very, very talented person. Look what he’s done. So I feel very badly. But a lot of people are thinking he’s going to run my campaign.”

Princess Leia of Fox News sues Jabba the Hut for sexual harassment

Gretchen Carlson, the former morning blonde between Steve Douche and Brian Minidouche at “Fox and Friends,” has filed a lawsuit saying that she was sexually harassed at work and that the chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, propositioned her for sex:

Click here to see the suit against the corpulent chairman of the Republican PR channel.

Here are some of the allegations, compiled by Mashable:

  1. Last September, Roger Ailes allegedly told Carson that, “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.”
  2. Carson further alleges that Ailes asked her to, “turn around so he could view her posterior, commented repeatedly about her legs and instructed her to wear certain outfits that he claimed enhanced her figure.”
  3. According to the lawsuit, Ailes reportedly, “stays seated when a woman walks over to him so she has to ‘bend over’ to say hello.”
  4. In 2009, Carson reportedly complained to Ailes that her co-host on Fox and Friends, Steve Doocey, created a hostile work environment by “regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way” and “putting his hand on her and pulling down her arm to shush her during a live telecast.” Ailes allegedly responded by calling her a “man hater” and a “killer.”
  5. After complaining of sexual harassment, Carlson was supposedly demoted to a midday slot to produce The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, where Ailes reduced her compensation and withheld network support and promotion for her show.”
  6. Carlson alleges that Ailes repeatedly “commented about her legs” and on outfits that enhanced her figure, urging her to “wear them every day.”
  7. Carlson claimed that Ailes “had slept with three former Miss Americas, but not with her.”
  8. After Carson complained to Ailes that he was being harassed on Fox and Friends, Ailes responded by claiming that she need to learn how to “get along with the boys.”
  9. Though not explicitly stated in the lawsuit, in 2013, Gretchen went onto Fox News reporter Brian Kilmeade’s radio show wearing pants, and casually revealed that Fox and Friends prohibited her from wearing pants on Live TV.

And there’s film of the harassment, which should be admissible in court:

OK. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. Here’s what it was really like at work:

It is a hostile work environment. In the places I’ve worked before, the things we see here are definitely reportable to human resources, and there would be action taken against the harassers. But the suit isn’t against Douche, Minidouche or other miscreants seen in the clip. It’s against Jabba, seen below:

roger-ailes-jabba-the-hutAnd just for the hell of it, and this has nothing to do with sexual harassment, remember when Minidouche made the kid cry on TV?

Cinema’s first Lois Lane dies at 95

Noel Neill died. When you think of classic Superman, she was the actress who was consistent throughout television and movies, because she was the first Lois Lane and had some link to the franchise for at least 7 decades.

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In 1948, she appeared in the “Superman” movie serial with Kirk Alyn. They did two serials. Then television came along and “Adventures of Superman” featured Phyllis Coates in its first season. She left the show, and the studio had Neill reprise her movie role for 78 episodes.

But that wasn’t the last we saw of Lois/Noel.

If you paid close attention to the first “Superman” movie with Christopher Reeve in 1978, you’ll notice a scene when a young Clark Kent races a train. A girl looks out of the train window. That’s a young Lois Lane. And the woman  with her playing her mother? That’s Noel Neill.

And in 2006’s “Superman Returns,” there’s a wealthy old woman who dies at the beginning and leaves her fortune to Lex Luthor. The actress was Noel Neill.

Of course, she appeared in numerous other television and movie roles. But she’s the Lois Lane of all Lois Lanes.

She died Sunday in Tucson.