“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon
Trump proved that this morning when he angrily tweeted, all butt-hurt because Saturday Night Live made fun of him:
I know, I know … it’s embarrassing how the leader of our country doesn’t understand basic concepts that a 5th grader learns in social studies. The idea that the press needs to be free to criticize our leaders is so damned important that the founders made sure that was the first thing mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but this wannabe dictator wants to silence anyone who disagrees with him.
And despite what he says, Saturday Night Live isn’t “news” although it is protected by our Constitution just the same. (You know — the Constitution. That thing Trump swore an oath to defend. That Constitution.)
Meanwhile, Fox “News” continually airs completely false things (as any watchdog agency has documented many many times) but Trump has no problem with that because it’s his own personal propaganda tool.
So to answer our idiot-in-chief: It is absolutely legal. Maybe if you had the slightest bit of knowledge and experience for the job you currently hold, you would know that, you incompetent corrupt baboon.
I once had a job raking the leaves
Out in the woods
A socialist job keeping them safe
The best I could
A Scandinavian task that was needed it seems
I moved the leaves from the forest and into the streams
So day after day I raked away
Down through the snow
“An important task” they’d say when I’d ask
I didn’t know
It was demeaning and tiring and I couldn’t see
How this was a process done in any other country
So one day I stopped and took a break
There’s my mistake
The forest caught fire
I didn’t do good
But a Norwegian would
This week, radical right-wing white males killed or tried to kill Democrats, innocent black people, and Jews in their place of worship.
Republicans: “Look over there! A bunch of poor brown people coming this way! Be very very scared!”
cartoon by Rob Rogers
Look, I get it. All the stuff I learned getting my Political Science degree means nothing any more. All the experience I got running campaigns and working for candidates is meaningless. Trump has thrown all the rules out the window, because his followers don’t care.
It used to be that you could confront lies with the truth, but no more. When a Trump supporter holds a position contrary to the facts, presenting them with the facts does nothing. They don’t care. They just double down and fight harder, while screaming “fake news” and whining about the “mainstream media.”
Better that we just ignore them and laugh at them.
Elizabeth Warren should have taken this to heart when Trump said he’d donate a million dollars if she had native American blood in her. So she took him up on it, proved him wrong, and how did Trump respond? By saying “who cares” and lying about whether he even made that offer.
It’s easy to prove Trump wrong (again) because there is video of him saying this, but the point is this: It doesn’t matter. Not one Trump supporter is now going to say “Well, I guess Trump was wrong. We should all apologize and he should pay that money.”
So don’t take the bait. When a Trumphead screams online in a debate, demanding “proof”, they don’t mean it. You can link to dozens of scholarly articles and facts and they’ll just ignore you.
You have better things to do with your time than talking to a wall.
Dear Mr. Trump: “Treason” is when someone acts against the interests of the United States … NOT when they act against the interests of the President. All those people who work in the government? They took an oath to the Constitution of the United States, NOT to the President.
Sometimes, acting against the interests of the President is the patriotic thing to do.
I feel sorry for David Pecker, the owner of the National Enquirer, I really do. I’m sure he had kids making fun of his name in school and beyond.
But damn, it’s just so much fun to make bad puns today after the announcement that he was given immunity to testify against Trump.
So I challenged my Facebook readers to come up with appropriate headlines. Here are my suggestions, followed by some of my favorites:
- Trump Has Problems with Pecker
- Trump Loses Pecker
- Trump cannot get Pecker to Cooperate
- Many of Trump’s Problems Have Originated with Pecker
- Trump Would Like to Strangle Pecker
- Pecker Fails Trump At Crucial Moment (Brenda W. Clough)
- Trump Has No Control Over Pecker (Patti Wigington)
- Pecker Will No Longer Stand Up for Trump (Trent Direnna)
- POTUS Panics As Pecker On The Loose (Tony J. Fyler)
- Trump Unable to Secure Pecker (Terri Lynn Coop)
- Pecker Causes Presidential Embarrassment (Becky Kyle)
- Trump Betrayed by Pecker in Porn Star Rub (Liam Colleran)
- Pecker Starting to Leak (Carl Davies)
- Trump Dismayed by DOJ’s Huge Pecker Reveal (Thomas Nackid)
- Trump’s Small Pecker Problem (Simonne Grant)
- Pecker Unloads on Trump (Dean Herrmann)
- Trump Rubs Pecker the Wrong Way (James Palmer)
Also, if you’re not a Facebook friend and want to be, send a friend request along with a note so I know you’re not a robot or a Trump supporter. And you can also follow me on Twitter but mostly that just echoes what I post on Facebook.
There is a massive nazi/right-wing march this weekend in Washington for some reason. Like these people have something to complain about with the Trump administration? Who knows with these idiots?
Anyway, many restaurants, taxi services, and businesses are refusing to serve these people.
“But wait,” the stupids reply. “You left-wingers object when we want to refuse service to gay people because we don’t approve of their choices, yet here you are refusing service to us for the exact same reason!”
Their inability to understand the difference is the root of the problem.
You should not be discriminated against for two major things: (1) Things you have no control over (such as your sex, race, country of origin, and sexual orientation); and (2) Your religion or lack thereof (because that is specifically in the Constitution).
But choices you make? That’s not protected, especially when those choices could have an affect on the business itself.
Just like a business can say “No shoes, no shirt, no service” it can refuse to accept someone who will hurt their business or cause a scene. Remember that Trump supporter that went into a gay bar just after the election mostly to rub the election results in the face of everyone else there? Kicking him out may have prevented a fight and certainly he wasn’t there just to enjoy the food.
People who run these businesses in Washington DC have many minority employees. They have people who seriously could be threatened by these yahoos who, last time they had a rally, killed innocent people.
While I support the right of nazis to march, because I don’t want the government deciding who gets free speech and who doesn’t, I also support the right of citizens to make these nazis’ lives as difficult as possible.