Friday, July 22, 2016

Wants Military Koooo



They Hatin'

They didn’t riot in the streets of Cleveland, as Donald Trump said his supporters would do had things not gone his way. But you saw the raw essence of a riot, the madness and loss of reason, on display in four days of chaos at the Republican National Convention.

For a campaign now devoted to “law and order,” the launch was mob rule: in spirit, in tone, in words. Long after we’ve forgotten Trump’s closing speech — that paean to self, that nightmare portrait of an America where the lights have gone out — we will remember the savagery just below the surface.

Starting on night one, when Republicans chose to manipulate the grief-deranged mother of a terrorist victim, the build-up to the hanging of Hillary Clinton was never subtle. Imagine if one party had exploited a widow of one of the 241 service members killed in the 1983 suicide bombing of Americans in Beirut — the deadliest single attack on marines since World War II — as a stick against Ronald Reagan, whose administrative negligence was much to blame.

You can’t imagine. Because nothing about this Republican Party, whose leader now stands ready to repudiate nearly 70 years of security for our European allies under an “America First” banner, even remotely resembles the Grand Old Party of before. You could not find a City on a Hill, a single Point of Light, no Morning in America. Only doom, dystopia, dread, darkness — and a bumper-sticker solution to restoring greatness.  [FULL]
New York Times.  One difference though.  When is the last time the Times did not promote and endorse the eventual winning GOP candidateuntil he was the candidate?  Otherwise, run of the mill for the Gray Lady.  Note that in the side bar they tout the editorial "Restoring the Right to Vote in Texas."  Even if they didn't finish the sentence with "for illegal aliens." So, Newt was right.  We are at war, and not just against homeland terrorists; includes their enablers and agitpropists.


*Eats soup with a fork

Gay Gene?


Dr. McHugh, who ended the sexual reassignment surgery program at Johns Hopkins because it was not helping the patients, answered, “Well, as I have said, there is no gay gene. And there are factors more influential than biology.”

“The best data, of course, [comes from the Framingham Study],” said Dr. McHugh.  “If you are a man and you grow up in a rural environment, you are four times less likely to have homosexual relationships than if you grow up in a metropolitan area. That's not left-handedness.”

“If you are a lesbian, you are much more likely to be college-educated,” he said.  “That's not something that happens at conception.”

“My point is that we now know that the environment is very important,” said Dr. McHugh.

I'm not convinced that this is entirely  or even partially  true,  but it's out there.  Don't get me started on "transgender"  though.

Ivanka Trump

.... wears her own label’s $158 dress to introduce Dad

From the Archives:Gross

Hollywood Upset

Is this speech going to end soon? I've had it. "Tremendous problem" #RNCinCLE

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) July 22, 2016

white racist sexist americans – he is your voice – and how tragic – billionaire baby – a national disgrace – #TRUMPSUCKS

— Rosie (@Rosie) July 22, 2016

If he loses the election, you will never again have to be yelled at by trump for this long. Do your patriotic duty, America.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 22, 2016

Watching the speech. See you soon! Live! #LSSC

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 22, 2016

The angriest acceptance speech I can remember #RNCinCLE

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) July 22, 2016

I like how there’s not gonna be crime anymore after @realDonaldTrump gets elected. #SoundsDoable #RNC2016 #RNCinCLe

— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) July 22, 2016

What mysterious "proving vetting mechanisms" is he proposing?? Any?? Bueller? Oh right. No plans, just catch phrases #DumpTrump

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 22, 2016

They also questioned his knowledge about his understanding of the Middle East.

call me crazy. Obama and Hillary didn't lead us into an unstable situation of American participation in the Middle East they inherited that.

— Troian (@SleepintheGardn) July 22, 2016

I'm pretty sure the regime change in Iraq was GWBush, not @HillaryClinton. #RNCinCLE #GOPinCLE

— Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) July 22, 2016

Trump: “I alone can fix this.”
Is this guy running for president or dictator? #RNCwithBernie

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 22, 2016

Who here believes he understands the Mideast, the origins of ISIS and what’s fueling it, raise your hand? #RNCinCLE

— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) July 22, 2016

Others, like Elizabeth Banks and Mary Lambery called out Trump’s rhetoric, labeling it as hateful and fear-mongering.

Please keep the fact checks coming. This speech is infuriating, hate-filled, fear-mongering.

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) July 22, 2016

So much fear mongering. Playing on the lowest human emotions of fear and doom. I'm personally not at all inspired by this vibe. #RNCinCLE

— A$A Soltan Rahmati (@AsaSoltan) July 22, 2016

The most terrifying part of all of this isn't Trump. It's the people who will run with this hateful rhetoric disguised as something positive

— Mary Lambert (@marylambertsing) July 22, 2016

They also called out his hypocrisy, using Trump’s own quotes against him.


— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) July 22, 2016

"Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood."–DJT. By the vote of the people. Democracy! #RNCinCLE

— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) July 22, 2016

Res Ipsa LoquiturMuslims are our friends, family, neighbors, & co-workers. @realDonaldTrump's attacks on them are an attack on us all. #RNCinCLe

— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) July 22, 2016

Holy shit guys this is dark. Register to vote:

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 22, 2016

Meanwhile, others expressed general confusion.

Am I missing something??? What just happened??? #RNCinCLE

— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) July 22, 2016

I'm baffled #RNCinCLE

— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 22, 2016

Others were much more critical, led by longtime Trump enemy Rosie O’Donnell, who called him the voice of “white, racist, sexist Americans.”

white racist sexist americans – he is your voice – and how tragic – billionaire baby – a national disgrace – #TRUMPSUCKS

— Rosie (@Rosie) July 22, 2016

I are a uge dope and bigot#RNCinCLE

— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) July 22, 2016

There is the most hilarious horror film on TV right now…Wait it's real? #RNCinCLE

— Caroline Rhea (@CarolineRhea) July 22, 2016

I am terrified!!#RNCinCLE

— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) July 22, 2016


Now, that's entertainment!

Bodice Ripping Journalism

and ilk


During MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC on Thursday night, anchor Chris Matthews stated that the phrase “law and order” “carries a racial tone to it.”

Matthews said, “[W]hy did he use the phrase with all its implications and attitude, ‘law and order.’ He didn’t say, ‘Let’s enforce the law.’ He did that once, most of it was the phrase ‘law and order,’ that was so Nixonian. I think that carries a racial tone to it. And by the way, safe schools, the reason we’re going to have vouchers and charter schools is not for better education, but to get the kids away from the bad neighborhoods.

Fellow anchor Joy Reid added, “And the Johnson amendment. A lot these were signals that people in the audience, on the right would understand, I’m going to let the churches get directly involved in elections. Remember, the Johnson amendment was about some of the white churches in the South that were inveighing against the Civil Rights Act. That too has a racial tone.”

Matthews added, “The Christian academies, which were created so they wouldn’t have a public school.” [Full]

Chris Mathews, and MSNBC en banc, jumped the shark ages ago. But still—they are by now just nucking futs