Friday, January 19, 2018

SHUTDOWN: 365 Days Into Trump's Term The Government Blows Itself Up. Trump Reportedly Upset Shutdown Will Ruin His $100,000 A Head Mar-A-Lago Inauguration Party


One year to the day of Donald Trump's inauguration the government has shut down.

The House and the Senate were unable to come to an agreement by the funding deadline of midnight on Friday effectively shutting down the federal government.

The deal was sealed when Forty-four Democrats and four Republicans voted against a short-term spending bill that passed the House on Thursday.

The shutdown has occurred despite the fact that the Republicans run all three branches of the government.

The GOP is in control and this shut down is on them and their leader.

Earlier in the day Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Donald Trump to discuss a deal to avert the shutdown in which Schumer even offered concessions on Trump's boarder wall but was still rebuffed by the Republicans.

So much for electing the guy behind the "Art Of The Deal".

Besides, Trump even called for it...


And never forget that during the 2013 government shut down Donald Trump said on Fox & Friends that the fault lay solely with President Obama...

Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top. I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead when they talk about the government shutdown, they’re going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time. They’re not going to be talking about who was the head of the House, the head the Senate, who’s running things in Washington. So I really think the pressure is on the president,"

And now, in the midst of the government shutdown, it is being reported that Trump is whining that the transpiring events would make him miss his inauguration party scheduled for tomorrow at Mar-A-Lago which he is charging $100,000 - $250,000 a head.

It all about priorities folks.

Report Says Trump Liked Porn Star To Spank Him With A Copy Of Forbes Magazine With His Face On The Cover🤮


Only one day after an 2011 interview in InTouch Weekly surfaced with a porn star named Stormy Daniels dropped detail about her affair with Donald Trump we are treated with even more nauseating tid-bits from their illicit liaisons.

Yesterday it was made known that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, referred to sex with Trump “textbook generic,” and that in addition he told her she reminded him of his eldest daughter Ivanka.

Horrifying... But today, however, is whole 'notha level of uhhhgggrrgh.

According to an article by Mother Jones today, they delved into Clifford's past and found that she had considered a run for the Senate in Louisiana and had even announced that she was challenging Republican Sen. David Vitter for the seat. So serious was her run that she  embarked on a May 2009 “listening tour” of the state and held discussions with local political consultants.

Clifford, had been asked by those political consultant to jot down all the wealthy people who might consider donating to her campaign.

In the list of contacts was of course... Donald Trump.

According to a May 8, 2009, email written by an operative advising Daniels they had asked her to scroll through her cellphone to verify that she was telling the truth which she did.

This email was then sent by Clifford's handlers to Andrea Dubé, a Democratic political consultant based in New Orleans. In her response Dubé asked if the Trump contact was for real. The consultant replied...

"Yep. She says one time he made her sit with him for three hours watching 'shark week.' Another time he had her spank him with a Forbes magazine."
....

....

Don't make the same mistake I just did and attempt to visualize what that would look like.

Here is a screen grab to the email...



The campaign consultant who wrote the email to DubĂ© tells Mother Jones that Daniels said the spanking came during a series of sexual and romantic encounters with Trump and that it involved a copy of Forbes with Trump on the cover.  A fall 2006 cover of Forbes does feature Trump and two of his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka.

It was this issue...


The horror... the horror.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

POLL: Under Donald Trump, Global Approval Of U.S. Leadership Hits Record Breaking Low


The world's approval of U.S. leadership while Donald Trump has been in office hit a historical low of 30 percent in 2017.

The Gallup poll results, released Thursday, highlights an alarming 18-point drop from a year earlier of 48 percent under President Barack Obama.

It is the single largest year-to-year drop in approval of U.S. leadership of any country examined since the polls inception in 2007.

The study surveyed adults across more than 130 countries about their views on leadership in the U.S., Germany, China and Russia, showed faith in U.S. leadership fading while that of its global colleagues remained mostly steady.

Here how the numbers play out among the world's four leading powers

• Germany 41% 
• China 31% 
• United States 30% 
• Russia 27% 

The U.S. falling ratings under Trump were both substantial and widespread as the survey found that it's approval dropped by 10 or more points in 65 of the 134 countries and areas surveyed.

Regionally, the image of the U.S. was weaker in virtually every part of the world, registering record lows within multiple countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

FACT CHECK: The poll was administered before Trump made his "shithole countries" remark about Africa and Haiti.

In addition the disapproval of U.S. leadership soared, increasing by 15 points to 42 percent from 2016 to 2017

This notches also the highest mark for any of the four major global powers surveyed over the past decade.

For comparison when Barack Obama became president the approval rating rose by 15 points between the the time George W. Bush left office and the end of Obama's first year.

Adding insult to injury the global views were among the worst in nations considered key U.S. allies undermining trump's bragging that we were now respected again around the world.

On a somewhat high note Trump did see an increase in approval of 10 percentage points or more in Belarus, Israel, Macedonia and Liberia.

Yay.

Trump Allegedly Told Porn Star He Was Cheating On Melania With That She Reminded Him Of His Daughter Ivanka ... Uhrrhglgh!


Please. Make it stop.

It is being reported that Donald Trump told porn star Stormy Daniels, whom he was supposedly paying $10,000 a pop, that she reminded him of his daughter.

In an article released today Daniels told tabloid mag InTouch Weekly that during their year long affair Trump was so impressed by her smarts and business savvy that during one of their prearranged trysts he told her that she reminded him of his daughter Ivanka...

He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter,

Hurrrghhh.

This from the man who told the panel on the view in 2006, when the affair was occurring, that...

"If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her,"


This from the man who told Howard Stern in 2003...

My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body,"

This from the man who while watching his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked...

Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?


This from the man in a 2015 Rolling Stone interview said...

After I met Ivanka and praised her to her father, he said, ‘Yeah, she's really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father . . .’

What in the name of Nabakov (another Russian!) is going on here!?!?!?!

To bring this entire sordid ugly repulsive post to an end the porn star, who was paid $130,000 to remain quiet about the affair before the 2016 election, revealed that Trump was nothing special in the sack telling the magazine their sex was...

textbook generic. It was nothing crazy. It was one position, what you would expect from someone his age to do,

Haaarrrghhhgh...








There is not enough brain bleach.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trump Hands Out His Fake News Awards... Kind Of (COMPLETE LIST)


Today Donald Trump finally handed out the awards for his “highly anticipated” Fake News Awards winners/losers.

Trump had originally promised to roll the Awards on the awards on Jan. 8, but he later changed the date for what he described as...

"The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!"

Umm, yeah. These would be the "awards" so important that they were roundly ridiculed on late night comedy shows and unceremoniously dubbed "The Fakies".

But the show must go on.

Yet with the announcement of the awards there was no big show or presentation but instead a just a link he tweeted out that took those interested in who Trump deemed the "fakeiest" news to the official Republican National Committee website.

When those people arrived at the site it was unfortunately not working... because of course it wasn't.

The site was temporarily offline with a message that remained for at least an hour, informing the viewer...


Eventually, the website booted up and revealed Trump's compilation of “winners”... yay.

Trump’s list of 11 winners was a underwhelming collection of journalistic errors and reporter's mistakes, mostly acknowledged and retracted.

Here is a list of the “awards” for Trump's top FAKE NEWS AWARD WINNERS as they appeared on the RNC website *and a short description of how actually went down...


1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

This short op-ed was a prediction, not a report.


2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

ABC News botching a report that Donald Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians. Ross later issued a clarification and ABC News followed up with a full apology
Ross was then suspended from ABC News for four weeks.


3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

CNN initially reported that Donald Trump Jr. received an email from Wikileaks about hacked DNC documents on September 4 implying that he had advance notice of their released online. in actuality Trump Jr. actually received that email on September 14, the day after the cache was posted online. Either way Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.


4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

Time reporter Zeke Miller initially reported that the bust was gone, but followed up quickly with a correction and an apology.


5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty.

Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel tweeted a picture that underestimated crowd for Trump’s rally in Pensacola on his personal account. Weigel deleted the initial tweet saying “it was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for the Washington Post.


6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

Videos and photos of Trump dumping an entire box of food into a koi pond circulated widely on social media and were picked up by the media before fact-checkers pointed out that the full video disproved the notion that Trump committed a faux pas.


7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.

CNN forced three reporters and editors to resigned as a result, including the executive editor in charge of investigations.


8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

The reporting came form a video clip showing that the Polish first lady eventually shook Trump’s hand after shaking Melania’s first. Newsweek updated its story within three hours with a correction.


9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

CNN was apparently incorrect, and the story was corrected and updated after publication


10. The New York Times claim that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

Sorry, the Times reporters never claimed the Trump administration had suppressed the report only that the scientists were afraid they would.


11. And last, but not least: "RUSSIA COLLUSION!" Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

I'l wait and see what Special Counsel Mueller has to say about that.


Wow, what a paltry line up. If that's represents all that Trump and his pals over at the RNC can come up with perhaps they should take a look back at the lies they told about President Obama over his eight years in the Oval Office.

Steve Bannon Subpoenaed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller And The House Intel Committee


Former Trump Campaign Manager and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has received a subpoena from Robert Mueller

Bannon, the ex-Breitbart chief, will face questions from the special counsel investigating Russian election interference.

Bannon, who received his subpoena last week, is now required to testify before the grand jury.

This is the first time Mueller has invoked a subpoena for a member of Donald Trump‘s team

This development comes after Bannon appeared before on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with the House Intel Committee in which he was set to be questioned about Russian election tampering.

Bannon, who appeared voluntarily before the committee for about 10 hours, refused to answer any questions as the White House effectively had put in place a gag rule to keep Bannon from talking about his time in the Trump campaign or White House.

This led the Intel Committee to issue a subpoena of their own.

Despite the move Bannon''s counsel still refused to answer any questions concerning the time during the transition and his time in the administration.

It will be interesting to see how the committee handles this situation and if team Bannon tries the same maneuver when sitting before the Special Counsel.

While Trump Is Obese, Unhealthy And Morally Unfit For Office His Physical Shows He Does Not Have Alzheimers (INCLUDES TEST)


According to the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump is in good physical following his first medical examination since taking the Oval Office.

The exam was given at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland on Friday but the medical Q & A was for some reason held off until today..

Dr. Jackson assessed that Trump's overall health was "excellent" and that he has "a lot of energy and a lot of stamina," but added that he was overweight and would benefit from a better diet and an exercise regimen.

It was reported that Trump is 6 feet 3 inches tall (he is 6' 2") and remains just shy of obese, at 239 pounds (at 6' 2" he is obese).

In addition Dr. Jackson told reporters that Trump earned perfect marks on a cognitive test that he himself had requested.

After asking Trump was reportedly administered The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), on which Trump scored a perfect 30 out of 30, can help detect Alzheimer's disease as well as mild cognitive impairment, but is not the same as a psychological examination.

The test, which is approximately 10 minutes long, asks questions such as can you recognize a lion or remember a list of five words, right away and five minutes later.

Apparently Trump can.

Here is the entire test...


While the exam assesses general cognitive function it does however lack the sensitivity to detect subtle cognitive decline.

Aside from not suffering from Alzheimers the physical also revealed that Trump takes Propecia to prevent male pattern hair loss, as well as Crestor to lower his cholesterol.

He is still mentally and morally unfit for office.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trump Marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day With No Public Events Or Acknowledgment. Spends The Day Golfing Instead


So how did Donald Trump spend his first Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Oval Office?

Did he mark it by performing "acts of civic work and community service" like he advised Americans to do in the video message he recorded for his twitter feed.

Lolz, nope!

Trump's schedule showed absolutely no events on what has come to be known as a "day of service".

Instead Trump spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day by visiting his private golf club for the 95th (!!!) time since he took office.

The fact of the matter is since 1994 it has been customary for whomever is the US president to partake in service projects on the federal holiday or at least make remarks or attending events honoring the day.

But Trump showed up bright and early at his golf club with the only event on his public schedule being the flight that will take him back to Washington in the afternoon.

One would think that in light of the accusations of racism that have been leveled at Trump for referring to Africa and Haiti as "shithole countries" he might just want to make a little extra effort on this day that means so much to community he has repeatedly disparaged.

As Trump golfed the day away that very community gathered near his Mar-a-Lago private resort to condemn his racist, ignorant remarks about Haiti and African countries by waving signs and chanting...

What do we want? Apology. From whom? Trump,

Donald couldn't hear them from the back nine though.

President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama all took part in service projects such as attending memorials and serving in soup kitchens to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here are some photos of how it's supposed to be done...








Believe it or no, unlike Trump, Mike Pence publicly commemorated the holiday by laying a wreath at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. and even tweeted that King was “a great American leader who inspired a movement & transformed a Nation.

Trump's gonna be pissed Mike showed him up again.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrates It's 32nd Anniversary

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education,"

Today we will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This day celebrates the life of Martin Luther King is a federal holiday, passed by Congress in 1983 and held on the third Monday of January. It pays tribute the brave life and world changing achievements of Dr. King who was perhaps the most influential American civil rights leader in history.

This day will mark what would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday.

In honor of Dr. King here is his legendary "I Have A Dream Speech" in full that he delivered August 28, 1963...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Democrats To Pursue Censure Of Trump Next Week Over Racist "Shithole" Remarks


Top House Democrats will be pursuing a censure resolution against Donald Trump next week after his vulgar remarks in which he referred to Africa and Haiti as "shithole countires" on Thursday.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond and the House Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, released a joint statement announcing their plan to pursue the censure against Trump late Friday stating...

"These remarks have compelled us to prepare a resolution of censure with our colleagues next week, to condemn President Trump for his racist statement. This censure resolution is important because America is a beacon of hope. We have to show the world that this President does not represent the real feelings of most of the American people which is part of the reason why he lost the popular vote."


Rep. James Clyburn, a member of House Democratic leadership and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, also spoke about the censure on CNN this Friday...

"I am hopeful that we will do that and get bipartisan support for it. The President is the commander in chief and this is kind of conduct that would be 'unbecoming of an officer. If a general or some other line officer in the military were to say something like this, he would be censured. It should occur here with the commander in chief at a minimum."

A Congressional censure against Trump would mean publicly reprimanding him as a formal state of disapproval.

Trump's ignorant remarks were made during a meeting in which he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), an Obama-era initiative aimed at protecting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children.

During the same meeting it was reported by those in attendance that Trump also asked why the US wants people from Haiti in the US and added that the US should "get them out" and allow in more people from countries like "Norway".

The censure resolution against Trump will be formally introduced after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.