Friday, July 28, 2017

Here is that crazy, expletive filled tirade from Trump's Communications Director yesterday.

Forgeddaboutit.
So by now I am sure that a lot of you have heard about this New Yorker article.

I will share a few excerpts here for you to read, which, in the interest of accuracy, I will present unfiltered.

Without further ado let the latest national embarrassment begin:

On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. It was an interesting group, and raised some questions. Was Trump getting strategic advice from Hannity? Was he considering hiring Shine? But Scaramucci had his own question—for me. 

“Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”

So in the interest of preserving what made America great, Scaramucci wanted this reporter to reveal his source in defiance of the 1st Amendment.  

“Is it an assistant to the President?” he asked. I again told him I couldn’t say. “O.K., I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.” 

I asked him why it was so important for the dinner to be kept a secret. Surely, I said, it would become public at some point. “I’ve asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period,” he said. “They won’t do it.” He was getting more and more worked up, and he eventually convinced himself that Priebus was my source. 

“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”

Does he kiss Trump's ass with that mouth?

So apparently Scaramucci was convinced that this was the work of Reince "once and" Priebus and he was determined that this reporter, Ryan Lizza, should confirm that.

He even went so far as to suggest that he had called the FBI and Justice Department about this matter, and when queried further by Lizza responded in third person:

“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.” 

Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” 

Okay first off this is a picture of Stephen Bannon.....

....so let's put to the rest any idea that he has even SEEN his cock in the last ten yeas much less put his mouth anywhere near it.

And then things got weird. (I'm sorry, weirder.)

“What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me. 

(Wait, did he just threaten to kill White House staff members?)


He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. (There's that third person again.) “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.” 

“What?” I interjected. 

“Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms. I asked if the President knew all of this. 

“Well, he doesn’t know the extent of all that, he knows about some of that, but he’ll know about the rest of it first thing tomorrow morning when I see him.” 

Scaramucci said he had to get going. “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some shit to make this guy crazy.”

And the Mooch did indeed tweet.

 However later he must have had a moment of sanity, and deleted it.

Now keep in mind that this is the new Communications Director.

You know, the guy who is supposed to help his president more effectively get his message out to the people.

If have not yet had enough of the Mooch, well you are in luck because he called into CNN yesterday to "clarify" all of this for us.

Remember, he is supposed to be the new Communications Director.

By the way I have heard from several folks on cable news that it is very likely that all of this will only make Trump like the Mooch even more. And even that Trump gave Scaramucci the green light to go after Priebus publicly.

And why not, they almost sound like the same fucking guy. 

Trey Gowdy served as unofficial lawyer for Jared Kushner during closed door questioning about possible collusion with Russia.

Courtesy of Bloomberg:

Republican Trey Gowdy acted behind closed doors like a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during questioning Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, said the top Democrat on the panel. 

"Mr. Gowdy took the role as a second attorney for Mr. Kushner," Adam Schiff of California told reporters. 

Gowdy declined to comment Wednesday on Schiff’s remarks. But he said a day earlier that Democrats on the Intelligence panel, which is looking into potential connections between Russia and the Trump campaign, uncovered "zero" new or revelatory information in more than three hours of questioning. Gowdy of South Carolina said in an interview that Democrats "even ran out of questions."

Schiff said the information obtained in questioning Kushner left Democrats on the committee with "a number of things to follow up" but didn’t elaborate. Schiff said he and other Democrats also were hampered because they didn’t have a number of documents they had wanted to see prior to the interview. 

Later Gowdy responded to Schiff's accusation during an interview on CNN:  

“I think that’s Adam’s frustration that Jared Kushner didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear from a political ambitions standpoint. This investigation has been very good for the Adam Schiff for Senate campaign, but yesterday was not good for him.” 

He then slammed his Democratic colleagues. 

“What I was tired of, Erin, were the Democrats asking non-relevant questions,” he continued. “The Democrats ran out of good questions, but they didn’t run out of questions.”

I would like to remind everybody that Gowdy hounded Hillary Clinton for years over the Benghazi nothing burger, and continued asking the same questions repeatedly, in different ways, when he did not like the responses he received.

So for him to ding Adam Schiff on something like this is laughable on its face.

And by no means surprised to learn that Gowdy is running interference for the Trump Administration in this Russia probe.

He is a particularly pungent POS whose allegiance is to his party and those willing to pay for it.

Remember how I said that Donald Trump was a crazy person? Here watch this and see if you disagree with that statement.

There are no news reports of gangs of illegal immigrants rounding up young girls and chopping them up with knives, just in case you were wondering.

Trump just made this up and the crowds at his rallies respond as if his words were pearls of wisdom from on high, instead of racist bullshit designed to feed into their fears.

This shit is dangerous, and it is getting more dangerous by the day.

So we're the violent ones?

When you spend decades fanning the flames of hate against a single individual it is not likely to burn out any time soon.

These people will never stop hating Hillary, NEVER.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Boy Scouts apologize for inappropriate speech by Donald Trump.

Courtesy of CNN: 

An official with the Boy Scouts of America apologized to the scouting community on Thursday for the political content of President Donald Trump's speech at the National Scout Jamboree. "I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree," said Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh. "That was never our intent." 

Speaking Monday before about 40,0000 scouts, Trump delivered a speech that would not have been out of place on his campaign or in his tweets.

He slammed the "fake news" media, promoted the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, boasted about his electoral night victory and called out the Washington "cesspool." 

"Who the Hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts," he said, continuing to speak about politics.

In his letter, Surbaugh said Trump's speech had "overshadowed" the rest of the jamboree and its focus on scouting. 

"These character-building experiences have not diminished in recent days at the jamboree -- Scouts have continued to trade patches, climb rock walls, and share stories about the day's adventures," he said. "But for our Scouting family at home not able to see these real moments of Scouting, we know the past few days have been overshadowed by the remarks offered by the President of the United States."

I have pretty much given up on the Boy Scouts since it started focusing more on evangelizing to a captive audience and less on identifying animal footprints and learning how to tie cool knots.

When I was a Scout in the early seventies my big complaint was that it was too militaristic for this budding peacenik,  but now we have to worry about kids being indoctrinated into a weird religious cult of being exposed to serial sexual deviant.

In response to Lisa Murkowski's no vote on Trumpcare, the Administration threatens Alaska. Update!

Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch: 

Early Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to express displeasure with Murkowski's vote. By that afternoon, each of Alaska's two Republican senators had received a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting them know the vote had put Alaska's future with the administration in jeopardy. 

The response follows Trump's no-holds-barred style of governing, even when it comes to his own party. It is his first strike of retaliation against Murkowski, however, despite her tendency to stray from the party line and the president's priorities. 

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan said the call from Zinke heralded a "troubling message." 

"I'm not going to go into the details, but I fear that the strong economic growth, pro-energy, pro-mining, pro-jobs and personnel from Alaska who are part of those policies are going to stop," Sullivan said. 

"I tried to push back on behalf of all Alaskans. … We're facing some difficult times and there's a lot of enthusiasm for the policies that Secretary Zinke and the president have been talking about with regard to our economy. But the message was pretty clear," Sullivan said. The Interior secretary also contacted Murkowski, he said.

Oh you fucking stepped in it now.

If Donald Trump thinks that he can make Alaskans turn on one of their own by threatening our economy he has another think coming.

We may not all agree with each other politically, but if an out of stater attacks one of our own, they are going to witness a circling of the wagons like they have never seen before.

We live in one of the harshest climates on the planet, and are constantly surrounded by predators that will kill us just as soon as look at us, so if that corpulent orange POS thinks that Alaskans cave to threats than he knows nothing about us as a people.

And by the way if Lisa Murkowski's no vote on Trumpcare keeps his administration from inflicting their economic plans on us, I might even erect a statue to her in my backyard.

The very LAST thing I want is for the guy who has almost as even more bankruptcies than ex-wives, to "help" Alaska economically.

Yes, yes I know, Lisa Murkowski is a political animal who probably made her decions based on careful political calculations, but at least she is actually one of us.

Dan Sullivan on the other hand is a carpetbagger bought and paid for by the Koch brothers who does not give a shit about Alaskans, and is only interested in furthering his own career and lining his own pockets.

So of COURSE he is going to vote along with Donald Trump and support Donald Trump policies.

Look if we get a good Democrat to run against her I will likely vote against her in the next election cycle, but if I have to choose sides between my Senator and that shitgibbon in the White House, I will stand with Lisa Murkowski every time.

Update: Lisa retaliates.
Have to remember that Lisa Murkowski learned at the feet of her father Frank, and a guy named Ted Stevens.

I was not a fan of either one, but when it came to playing political hardball those guys had very few equals.
 

Sarah Palin wants to subpoena close to two dozen New York Times reporters for her lawsuit.

Courtesy of the New York Post: 

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin plans to subpoena close to two dozen New York Times reporters, editors and other workers as part of her defamation lawsuit against the newspaper, it was revealed in court documents Wednesday.

In a motion arguing that the case be dismissed, lawyers for the New York Times complained that Palin’s legal team has served notice that she plans to subpoena “twenty-three non-party current and former Times reporters, editors and other employees – most of whom had nothing to do with the editorial at issue.” 

The subpoenas are part of Palin’s effort to obtain “documents that might reveal, among other things, their ‘negative feelings’ toward her,” The Times told the judge. 

Palin’s legal team also intends to ask the paper to produce “every internal communication it has had about her since 2011,” they said. 

The Times complained about Palin’s discovery requests in a Manhattan federal court filing reiterating its request to have Palin’s defamation lawsuit tossed.

Well this is clearly a fishing expedition.

My new theory is that somebody is bankrolling this lawsuit in the hopes of finding embarrassing information about these reporters in order to smear them and undermine their credibility.

And that sounds like something well heeled Trump supporters might be willing to invest in.

Boy no wonder Donald Trump loves Fox News.


Yeah, the reason that other news outlets are not reporting this is because IT DID NOT HAPPEN!

There is a reason that MSNBC is kicking Fox's ass, and it is sycophantic bullshit like this.

The facts are the Vladimir Putin HATED and FEARED Hillary Clinton, and he was determined to keep her out of the White House.

On the other hand Vladimir Putin loves easily manipulated conceited blowhards, so he did everything he could to help Donald Trump win the White House.

Remember the email that Donald Trump Jr. received before that infamous meeting with the Russian Lawyer said this: 

This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.

So can somebody point out this negative information that the Russians spread about Donald Trump? 

I would surely love to read that.

Leading Psychiatry group give its members permission to publicly say that Donald Trump is a crazy person. Because...well Donald Trump is a crazy person.

Courtesy of Yahoo News:  

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president. 

The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health. 

The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.” 

That responsibility is especially great today, she told STAT, “since Trump’s behavior is so different from anything we’ve seen before” in a commander in chief. 

An increasing number of psychologists and psychiatrists have denounced the restriction as a “gag rule” and flouted it, with some arguing they have a “duty to warn” the public about what they see as Trump’s narcissism, impulsivity, poor attention span, paranoia, and other traits that, they believe, impair his ability to lead.

As I have mentioned before I work in the mental health community, it is indeed frowned upon to just start calling people retard, crazy, or a psycho. Even IF those labels perfectly describe them.

However in all seriousness, Donald Trump is a crazy retarded psycho.

This is a guy who once pretended to be his own spokesperson.

He sits in trucks and does this.


THAT'S not normal.

He has the lowest approval ratings in the history of approval ratings, and he seriously seems to think that we should consider putting his giant head on Mt. Rushmore.

There are people currently in rubber rooms with less psychotic thinking than that. 

So yes, we need the psychiatric community to weigh in and explain why Trump does what he does, thinks what the thinks, and is potentially capable of doing or thinking next.

Okay I think we can all agree, the Girl Scouts are pretty awesome.

Courtesy of CNN Money: 

The organization on Tuesday announced it is adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors. 

Girl Scouts can now earn badges through activities like programming robots, designing model race cars, writing code and going on environmentally conscious camping trips. 

The Girl Scouts of the USA, founded in 1912, has created badges with the help of organizations like Code.org, SciStarter, GoldieBlox and the Society of Women Engineers.

The new experiences are meant to address "the lack of exposure many girls have to STEM," Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo told CNN Tech in an email. 

The new STEM badges come a month after the organization added cybersecurity badges. Those badges will be available to girls in kindergarten through 12th grade over the next two years.

Gee support for young girls to pursue their interests in science and technology without all of that religious baggage that the Boy Scouts are burdened by.

And here we thought they were just a front for a cookie selling operation.

If there is any wish that unifies us all, this might be it.

Just imagine.

The guy is almost as cool as Barack Obama, without having that extra pigment which seemed to drive the racists nuts.

Young, liberal, good looking, and smart.

And what do we get?


Life's not fair.