Black Hole Son

One of the Trumplets took a trip down to Mississippi last week. Philadelphia, to be precise. If you had “breaking bread with the Confederacy” in your office pool, congratulations!

Trump Jr. decided to enter the flag fray Tuesday by first saying, incorrectly, that there were no American flags at the Democratic National Convention this week, according to WAPT.

The DNC, like the RNC last week in Cleveland, had a digital screen that displayed the American flag. Additionally, the audience in the hall waved hundreds of Stars and Stripes given to them by convention organizers when Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination on Thursday night.

“I saw a bunch of stuff on social media this morning where they didn’t even have the American flag up at the Democratic National Convention, and to me as an American that’s pretty disgraceful,” he told the station. “The fact they’re not even thinking about that as part of their platform, as part of their convention, to me says all you need to know about the Democrats.”

When asked about taking down the Mississippi flag, Trump Jr. responded:

“I believe in traditions. I don’t see a lot of the nonsense that that’s created with these things,” he responded. “So, you know, those are issues and I understand how people feel about some of that, but leaving some of the traditions the way they are in this country, there’s nothing wrong with some tradition.”

He sounds just as incoherent as Hair Furor, but make no mistake – the trip had deliberate intent (feeding the GOP base on a subject that they absolutely LIVE for)

Time To Gear Up

The necrotic dumpster fire that was the Republican National Convention is finally over, and it was every bit as bad as I had imagined it would be. There’s plenty I could say in response to both the party and the gibbering buffoon representing them, but for now I’ll outsource this to Jon Stewart:

The GOP doesn’t just need to be defeated in November; that would be letting them off too lightly.  They need to be DESTROYED.

It’s Like We Never Learn

The lunacy coming from the cowardly right (and their enablers both in the media and on the so-called left) over the last few days makes this song all the more appropriate:


All About That Base

Human punch line and brain bleach sales generator Rick Santorum was at an event called the South Carolina National Security Action Summit yesterday when a nice retired schoolteacher proceeded to lose her damned mind.  This level of lunacy deserves to be experienced uncut, and since I’m a sharer:

Senator Santorum, thank you for being here. I’m Virginia Eleasor, a retired schoolteacher, lifelong political activist, and lifelong resident of South Carolina. I’ll ask you the same question I asked Senator Cruz. I’ll preface it by saying—Michele Bachman, I think it was king said that Boehner made a deal.

My question’s on defending this country. Thank you for what you do for national security. I’m concerned with sealing these borders and protecting United States. I’ve fought that battle all my life. And I’m losing, and it’s because I’m not getting help from my Congress.

And anyway, Michele Bachmann and King, in an interview on one station said that Boehner made a deal with Obama back in September to be on board with his executive amnesty. The American people put Republicans back in office in the House and the Senate and the two things we asked y’all to do was shut down Obama’s executive amnesty and shut down Obamacare. And you didn’t. You let us down on both issues.

Why is the Congress rolling over and lettin’ this Communist dictator destroy my country? Y’all know what he is and I know what he is. I want him out of the White House. He’s not a citizen. He could’ve been removed a long time ago. Larry Cleveland’s the one who got the judge to say that the executive amnesty is illegal. Everything he does is illegal. He’s trying to destroy the United States. The Congress knows this. What kind of games is the Congress of the United States playing with the citizens of the United States?

Y’all need to work for us, not for the lobbyists that pay your salaries.

Get on board. Well let’s stop all this and get save America.

Y’know, what’s goin’ on Senator Santorum.

Where do we go from here? Ted told me I’ve got to wait now till the next election. I don’t think the country will be around for the next election.

Obama tried to blow up a nuke in Charleston a few months ago and the three Admirals and Generals. He has totally destroyed our military. He has fired all the Generals and all the Admirals who said they wouldn’t fire on the American people if they ask ’em to do so if he wanted to take the guns away from ’em. This man is a Communist dictator. We need him out of the White House now. And the Congress of the United States is the only one — we’ve lost our Congress. We’ve lost our executive.

Let that marinate for a minute, and then consider that this lady used to teach children.

The best thing that the South Carolina National Security Action Summit could do to actually enhance national security is to evac all the sane people out of the state, then wall itself in.


UPDATE THE SECOND: Here’s his “response”:

“I’m not a sitting member of the Senate, so I’m not taking blame for any of that stuff,” he said. “But you hit on one point to which I absolutely agree: this is a complete lack of leadership.”

In a properly functioning country, that statement would be this idiot’s political epitaph.  As it is, he could probably use it as a campaign slogan and make it work.

The 47 – Why It’s Time To Prosecute

By now most of us non-Neo-Confederates have had more than a belly full of the nonsense surrounding that letter that 47 seditionist, humor-challengeduninformed, and/or just plain stupid GOP senators signed and sent off to Teheran.  This was just the latest in a series of infantile actions by the so-called “loyal opposition,” and in my view, the straw that should have broken the camel’s back.  It is time – no, damned well PAST TIME – for the full force of the law to descend upon these feudal lord wannabees masquerading as statesmen.  Here’s why – the Republican Party as a whole has been on a 7-year-plus-long shit fit, unable and unwilling to accept the fact that Barack Obama was elected to the Presidency instead of a) a bitter old codger with delusions of empire and judgement more befitting a cartoon villain, and b) the living embodiment of a mirror universe version of Thurston Howell III, only even MORE clueless.  They’ve engaged in actions specifically designed to destroy not only the public trust in the federal government, but to destabilize, delegitimize and ultimately destroy the government itself.

Despite the escalating nature of their actions, and despite the fact that had the roles been reversed, every Democratic legislator would be sitting in Guantanamo Bay right now, the GOP has paid NO PRICE WHATSOEVER for what they’ve done.  They’ve been held accountable for NOTHING. They’ve shut down the government, then complained that government services weren’t available to them – and they weren’t held accountable.  They’ve gerrymandered their way to majorities in a number of states, kicking scores of legally eligible voters off the rolls in the process – and they weren’t held accountable.  They’ve given a wink and a nod to seditionist nullifiers like Cliven Bundy, wrung their hands while both law enforcement officers and private citizens have assassinated men, women, AND children with few prosecutions and even fewer convictions – and they weren’t held accountable. And now, they’re interfering with foreign policy and coming dangerously close to starting a war that neither they nor their progeny will get within a light year of – and they haven’t been held accountable.

Notice something?  They haven’t been held accountable, and they KEEP DOING STUPID STUFF.

So I have an idea.

How about making these reprobates fully understand the law they’re sworn to uphold yet don’t understand (specifically the Logan Act), AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT THEY’VE DONE?

You know, just to see if it would work.