Category Archives: Wingnuts

The only Trump supporter with no Russian meeting

I’ll guess that if Caribou Barbie ends up in a meeting with the Russian ambassador it will be because she crashed a party somewhere.

Where in the world is Kellyanne Conway?

Supposedly she’s been pulled off the air after showing her truth-free mug everywhere but holding a rose in her teeth on The Bachelor. But there are alternative theories.

 

You literally don’t know the meaning of “literally”

And, by the way, Winston Churchill never said that.

Milo discovers Breitbart’s breaking point?

Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Racism.
  • Sexism.
  • Misogyny.
  • White Supremacy.
  • Too many others to name.

Of all the horrors and anti-social, anti-democratic behaviors which can be laid at the doorstep of the alt-right web site Breitbart, there appears to be one they cannot tolerate:

All is not well at Breitbart News.

A senior editor at the right-wing publication tells Washingtonian that “at least a half-dozen” employees are prepared to leave the company if Milo Yiannopoulos is not promptly fired. A second Breitbart source confirms this estimate.

Yiannopoulos, himself a senior editor at Breitbart, was booted from his speaking slot at this week’s Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), following taped revelations in which he appears to endorse pedophilia.

I figured Milo’s time as the gay court jester of the alt-right was limited. Also, his big book deal has been cancelled.

Milo is a pig. Beyond being, apparently, an alleged defender of pedophilia.

Someone call Pat Robertson!

Hey llama! God’ll getcha for that!

He’d wring his gnarly hands and show his gnarly frown because this goes totally against God’s will. Against nature!

I like the guy’s dry narration on this video.

The video is not new, but is amusing nonetheless.

Also it has a llama AND a cow, two of my favorite animals.

The cow reacts like I react to sex these days: “OK OK! Go ahead. But could you hurry up? You’re annoying me. Also, I have Zumba in 20 minutes.”

Glenn Greenwald fears the CIA more than Trump

Glenn Greenwald

Civil libertarian attorney Glenn Greenwald was on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and had this to say about Trump and the Deep State — the national security machinery of the U.S. that is now purported to be gunning for Trump:

[Trump and his followers] want to enact bigoted policies against Muslims and immigrants and so many others. And it is important to resist them. And there are lots of really great ways to resist them, such as getting courts to restrain them, citizen activism and, most important of all, having the Democratic Party engage in self-critique to ask itself how it can be a more effective political force in the United States after it has collapsed on all levels. That isn’t what this resistance is now doing. What they’re doing instead is trying to take maybe the only faction worse than Donald Trump, which is the deep state, the CIA, with its histories of atrocities, and say they ought to almost engage in like a soft coup, where they take the elected president and prevent him from enacting his policies. And I think it is extremely dangerous to do that. Even if you’re somebody who believes that both the CIA and the deep state, on the one hand, and the Trump presidency, on the other, are extremely dangerous, as I do, there’s a huge difference between the two, which is that Trump was democratically elected and is subject to democratic controls, as these courts just demonstrated and as the media is showing, as citizens are proving. But on the other hand, the CIA was elected by nobody. They’re barely subject to democratic controls at all. And so, to urge that the CIA and the intelligence community empower itself to undermine the elected branches of government is insanity. That is a prescription for destroying democracy overnight in the name of saving it. And yet that’s what so many, not just neocons, but the neocons’ allies in the Democratic Party, are now urging and cheering. And it’s incredibly warped and dangerous to watch them do that.

Greenwald is like so many misguided liberals, Jill Stein and people like her, who are totally insulated from the danger that Trump poses to everyday people in this country, including:

  • LGBT people whose civil liberties are at risk.
  • The rights of women to choose the when and why of whether they should have children.
  • Law-abiding, tax-paying immigrants who are in danger of being deported.
  • The sick and the elderly who depend on the government to keep them alive.

I’m not fond of the Deep State and many of the things it does. But if they are what it takes to get Steve Bannon, a leading figure of the extreme right, away from the levers of power and the codes which launch nuclear weapons, then so be it.

It’s clear we cannot expect our elected officials to do the right thing.

Besides, it won’t be the CIA and NSA staging a coup, as Greenwald suggests. It will be the CIA and NSA exposing Trump and the incompetence and dangers of his presidency, thereby shaming the GOP into doing their jobs and getting rid of him. (Or, if you believe some pundits, providing political cover for the GOP to get rid of Trump so his followers don’t come after those Republicans in the next election.)

Greenwald and Stein and their kind are so far removed from the very real repercussions of a Trump presidency, they can afford to sit back and debate as if the rest of us have the luxury of waiting for the perfect in favor of the good. 

One reason I can’t take pro-lifers seriously

As has a been noted before, they care about a baby from conception to birth, but become less than generous in spirit to women and children after that.

Abortion foe admits they want to outlaw contraceptives

An anti-abortion activist gets cornered into admitting the movement ultimately wants to make contraception, including the pill, illegal. But we knew this already. They usually only admit to it when they are speaking to an audience of their own and think nobody else is listening.

This is but one among the very good reasons why you should care about abortion even if you or someone you know will never need one. 

Because if they get their way with that issue alone, they will go for any pharmaceutical or medical procedure with which they disagree.

And then they’ll come after you. Because these people — and I can tell you this from many years of experience — will never rest until your life adheres to their capricious rules.

Why, oh why, did you go on Fox News, Kurt Eichenwald?

Tucker Carlson Fox News Daily Caller
Tucker Carlson founded the extreme right-wing web site The Daily Caller. He is a host of Fox News. You do not discuss journalistic ethic with him because he has none.

The correct answer when Fox News ask you to come on TV to discuss journalistic ethics is, “No, absolutely not.” Apparently Eichenwald didn’t get the memo.

The results are a predictable train wreck of accusations being traded back and forth and Carlson baiting Eichenwald masterfully. Because, you know, that is what they do on Fox News. Every day. They are quite good at it by now.

I love Eichenwald. He did great work in the election in exposing Donald Trump’s many shady business dealings and the mess that has been Trump’s personal life. He is a good journalist.

Carlson’s career had the faint whiff of respectability when he was on CNN’s Crossfire long ago, which ended badly when John Stewart went on and famously destroyed Carlson and the show he co-hosted. And Carlson’s insipid bow tie. Which Carlson stopped wearing not long after Stewart made fun of him on national TV.

I have not a single doubt that Eichenwald is smarter than Carlson. But if you think you are going to go on Fox News and do the same thing to Carlson that Stewart did to him on CNN, you do not understand the differences between Fox News and CNN. Nor the difference between being a journalist and comedian. 

If you do go on Fox News to discuss proper news gathering and writing you probably feel the need to be on TV more than you should. Either that, or someone above Eichenwald ordered to appear with Carlson. I hope it was the latter.

The Trump presidential campaign strategy summed up in one cheap toy

The Trump presidential campaign strategy summed up in one cheap toy.