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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ivanka Jeered and Booed at Forum in Germany



Ivanka Trump Kushner defended her father at a forum in Germany.

She defended a man who bragged about grabbing women's genitals because he's a star.

She defended a man who bragged about bursting into teenage beauty contestants' dressing rooms, leering at  them while they were half naked.

She defended a man who said it was okay for shock jock Howard Stern to call then 20-year old Ivanka "a piece of ass." Any other father would have punched Stern in the face for such a disgusting remark. 

She defended a man who cheated on Wife #1 with Wife #2 and who cheated on Wife #2 with Wife #3 and allegedly cheated on Wife #3 with some beauty queen.

She defended a man who made Wife #1 get breast implants and plastic surgery on her face.

She defended a man who urged Wife #2, while she was his wife, to pose nude in Playboy Magazine.

She defended a man who told Wife #3 she had to get her figure back after the birth of their son, or else, and who had breast implants and facial surgery as well.

She defended a man who bragged about having sex with other men's wives.

She defended a man who said it is hard for a woman who doesn't have double D implants to be a "10," and who evaluates women on their looks alone.

She defended a man who made fun of Carly Fiorina's looks.

She defended a man who called Megyn Kelly a bimbo.

She defended a man who's called women fat pigs if they were overweight. (He's practically obese, BTW.)

She defended a man who disrespected German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

And the absolute SICKEST of all, Ivanka defended the man who admitted that he was sexually attracted to his daughter.

Facts are stubborn things. 

Ivanka refuses to see her father as the misogynist, sexist, and incestuous creep that he is because she's his daughter, and that position will never allow her to see the moral swine that he is, especially where women are concerned

The rest of the world DOES see his and her hypocrisy, and that's why she was jeered and booed.


(And let's never forget that the folks who like to think of themselves as the "Moral Majority" -- the Evangelical right -- have no problem with any of the above. They voted for a man who is everything they detest in a human being. But Trump put the magic "R" after his name, so it's all good.)



This is the Preznit a Large Majority of Goopers Still Support



This is another of many sorry pieces of evidence that shows what's truly important to #45: 

He actually bragged about being more popular -- having higher ratings on the Sunday teevee talking heads shows -- than the teevee coverage of the worst attack on American soil that killed 3,000 Americans, September 11, 2001. 

Lord Dampnut wants you, and especially his supporters, to always, always remember what a tremendous teevee magnet for ratings he is. He's a bigly magnet for ratings even surpassing when America was attacked. #45 wants America to never forget that he's all that. 

Because his popularity is terribly important to this man-child.


Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’


Donald Trump has long been television ratings gold, and, even as president, he has kept his eye squarely on the small screen as a gauge of his popularity, a barometer for his governing agenda and his ability to dominate the airwaves, as The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Robert Costa reported Monday. Now, in an interview with the Associated Press released Sunday, Trump set a new standard of hubris even for himself — comparing his ratings prowess to one of the darkest days in U.S. history: Sept. 11, 2001. 

 “It's the highest for 'Face the Nation' or as I call it, 'Deface the Nation,' " Trump told the AP's Julie Pace, referring to the CBS News Sunday political talk show. “It's the highest for 'Deface the Nation' since the World Trade Center — since the World Trade Center came down.” 

Trump said he helped the CBS Sunday morning political talk show score 5.2 million viewers, although it was not clear which appearance he was referring to. Trump's appearance in January 2016 registered 4.6 million viewers, according to TV Newser. His subsequent appearances on “Face the Nation” during the campaign last year got lower ratings, including after a Republican primary debate in February 2016.



And here are his unfulfilled promises he bragged about -- most of them were going to be accomplished on the FIRST DAY in office. His supporters lapped up that b.s. from America's greatest b.s. artist (who gets TREMENDOUS teevee ratings!



Peter Baker, New York Times:
Many of the more high-profile promises he made on the campaign trail are stalled or incomplete, like building a border wall, renegotiating or scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement, temporarily barring visitors from predominantly Muslim countries and revamping health care. Moreover, he has done nothing to build public support, and his approval ratings are still hovering around 40 percent, far lower than any other modern president at this point in his tenure. 

 To the extent that he is being held to a measurement he disdains, he has no one to blame but himself. In October, he issued a “Contract With the American Voter,” which he called “my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” He has begun many of the executive actions he promised in that plan. But of the 10 major pieces of legislation whose passage he vowed to fight for “within the first 100 days,” only one has even been introduced. “None have been passed — not a single one — and nine haven’t even been sent to the Congress,” said Ronald A. Klain, who was a top White House aide under Mr. Obama and President Bill Clinton. “If Trump finds himself hoisted on the 100-day test, it is a petard that he erected for himself.”

Monday, April 24, 2017




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Trump's Word Means Nothing







Conservative David Frum:




Not even 100 days into his presidency, Trump has done exactly what he attacked Hillary Clinton for contemplating. 

Some have described this reverse as “hypocritical.” This description is not accurate. A hypocrite says one thing while inwardly believing another. The situation with Donald Trump is much more alarming. On October 26, 2016, he surely meant what he said. It’s just that what he meant and said that day was no guide to what he would mean or say on October 27, 2016—much less April 6, 2017. 

Voters and citizens can expect literally zero advance warning of what Donald Trump will do or won’t do. Campaign promises, solemn pledges—none are even slightly binding. If he can reverse himself on Syria, he can reverse himself on anything. If you feel betrayed by any of these reversals, you have no right to complain… 

Every decision presents risks and costs, and any responsible decision maker insists on a detailed itemization of those risks and those costs. That cannot have happened here. Trump has walked into a military confrontation that implicates regional and global security with only the haziest notion of what might go wrong. One friend of mine has warned: “If it were good foreign policy, Trump wouldn’t be doing it.” Foreign policy is hard, and even the best process does not guarantee good outcomes. Sometimes you get lucky, and can escape the consequences of a bad process. But the odds are the odds. 

Ninety-nine times out of one hundred, bad processes lead to ugly results.



If you believe that, I have a wall you'll pay for in Mexico.





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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Science Blog


Yesterday, all over the globe, people marched for science and against ignorance -- that denies climate change, for example. The Dope-in-Chief calls it a Chinese hoax, and the extremists on the right agree with him.

Here are samples from around the country and London (Boston, NY, D.C., LA, London)  of the best signs of the day:


BOSTON




BOSTON


BOSTON


BOSTON


LONDON




LOS ANGELES

SEEN ON A SIGN IN L.A.


NEW YORK CITY


NEW YORK CITY

WASHINGTON D.C.