Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills https://t.co/itrREuM1h7
— Andy Kroll (@AndyKroll) February 3, 2017
I'm here to chew gum and kick ass and I have a ton of gum and I'm wearing my expensive loafers pic.twitter.com/h8zHU54pTz
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 3, 2017
An organism relentlessly protected from the normal stresses that led to maturation will never seem quite… finished. Young Donald Trump never looked as adult as his old man, and the devolutionary process continues with the next generation…
TBH: You don't really get to be called a hero for doing nothing more than not taking away someone civil rights https://t.co/GzBb78HIK7
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) February 3, 2017
Call me cynical but seems very likely that "sources" portraying Jared & Ivanka in an heroic light are actually Jared & Ivanka.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) February 4, 2017
Reminder: Jared Kushner’s greatest accomplishment, to date, is being born a member of the Lucky Sperm Club. If his (convicted felon) daddy hadn’t made a bunch of money ‘developing’ real estate, Jared would be just another rodent-faced hustler in the Big Apple.
Incidentally, there’s a rumor going around that the President-Asterisk is feuding with Arnold Schwarzenegger because he wanted Ivanka to replace him on Celebrity Apprentice. Which I frankly do not believe, because either she’d tank in the ratings — and she’s the only person not named Vladimir Putin that Donald seems to genuinely like — or she’d do better than the old man, which would be an unimaginable insult to Lord Smallgloves’ tender ego.
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Gotta admire the bare nekkid hubris of these mofos, they know the clock is running and they’re running that obstacle course fucking up everything as much as they can as fast as they can for that time when Democrats and the rest of the public realize that they really are that shitty and finally vote their ass out of office. When they get to sit on the sidelines and complain that Dems aren’t fixing anything fast enough or well enough, so THEY should really be in charge again.
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Remember when they were all mad about the fake stories of how much Michelle’s vacations cost?
@piratedan: It let me know there was a problem with something in my last post, not on the site itself.
So I tried taking bits out, one by one, and it seems to have been the picture of KellyAnne Conway that was the problem. First sign of aesthetic preferences I’ve seen from FYWP!
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Up for an hour and a half because of a goddamned sty. I get one about once every 5-8 years – they’re so damn nasty. Guess I’ll have to go back to bed soon in the hopes that the fucker finally blows open.
It’s worthwhile to note that the medicine that deadbeat donnie takes for his male pattern baldness is Finasteride. This is one of the possible anti-androgens trans women can take and would go along way to explaining what the fuck is up with him. A lack of sex hormone in your body is bad. And he sure doesn’t look like he is taking T supplements. Would help explain the baggy suits too. Doesn’t want to show off his man-tits.
I’m generally opposed to mocking people’s appearance. But since we’ve all been subsidizing the Trumps’ lavish lifestyle with our tax dollars for decades indirectly and are now paying their freight directly, I believe it’s appropriate to make an exception in their case. Whatever amusement we derive from that is likely to be our only recompense.
Someone (here or on Twitter — I forget which) accurately described Eric Trump’s permanently weird expression as resembling that of someone who’d just accidentally bitten into a particularly pungent onion but is determined to not only pretend that he meant to bite into that onion but that it tastes good!
Regarding Ivanka and Jared’s supposed intervention in killing the anti-gay EO, I think Nate Silver is on to something. It’s, what, three weeks into the shitgibbon administration? And already, I for one am heartily sick of the media’s determination to make Ivanka the Good a thing.
I understand the impulse. The White House contained a genuine, loving and lovable family for eight years, and now they’ve been replaced by a pack of scheming grift-mavens. It’s a shock. But I’m afraid we’ll just have to get used to it. Ivanka is no better than the rest of them.
Standing up to Hitler and continuing to work for Hitler.
He’s no August Landmesser.
It’s difficult to know whether DJ Trump is capable of genuinely liking anyone. People exist to fulfill his needs and wants. If a person can’t help him get things he wants, does he have any use for them at all?
@TriassicSands: Well he wished he could date her, that much is on video. She is the forbidden fruit, the one thing the believes he can’t have. So he will do what every shitty awful MRA does and puts her on a pedestal.
Facebook Users Are Marking Themselves as ‘Safe’ From Kellyanne Conway’s Made-Up Terror Attack
Hey, here’s something that might be a hopeful sign. The Hill has an article about how Pence is going to be on four Sunday shows, but not CNN. But further down the article is this –
“A CNN spokeswoman confirmed to The Hill that the White House had offered up Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway for Sunday, but said the network declined the offer.”
Maybe there IS a level of nonstop and outrageous lying that causes the news organizations to finally say, ‘no thanks’.
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@Joyce H: or they’re just mad that Trump keeps cutting off their access.
Well, yes, that’s understandable, her appearance does have a certain “break the camera” quality, only exceeded by her personality.
It’s more that people who openly fawn and recognize his greatness and vigorously support and defend his lies and mean-spirited prejudices are given a certain amount of slack for their otherwise obvious inadequacy.
Who else but The Donald could be right about everything while knowing virtually nothing about anything that actually matters?
Gosh, am I the only one here right now?
In which case I am truly preaching (or screeching maybe) to the choir.
It’s amazing, isn’t it? He seems to be genuinely convinced that he knows all this stuff, without bothering to learn the stuff! Does he think he just absorbs information from the air, or what?
Neoteny (n): Another very expensive vocabulary word nobody knew before Trump was sworn in.
It would seem that for Donald Trump, being able to word-salad his way through a reply equals knowing the answer to a question.
What on earth was she wearing, anyway? She looked a fifth Beatle on the cover of Sgt Pepper.
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Vincent Viola, billionaire, has withdrawn his name from consideration for Secretary of the Army. Oh no, how can we survive without the ultra-rich filling one Trump slot after another?
J R in WV
And so Eric Trump goes to, where?
Bolivia ?Uruguay and spends $97,830 on hotel bills WE TAXPAYERS have to ante up? I’m not looking for the explanation, I’m just guessing, for his SS protective services team.
Score!! I’m right about The Don again. Just assume they are stealing from your wallet at every occasion and you can’t be wrong. And this trip was before the inauguration, even. Didn’t wait long to start their highway robbery.
So Sad! In Uruguay. Home for millions of wealthy people hiding from the International Criminal Court. One-time home of Nazis fleeing the rubble of Europe. Mostly dead now of old age.
And Republicans had the gall to complain about the Obama family taking Grandma Robinson with when they traveled~!
@TriassicSands: at least, he had the decency to state the conflict of interest as a reason unlike the commander in corruption.
J R in WV
Yes she did look strange. Even stranger was that the outfit cost $5 or $6,000 from Ralph Lauren. Amazing what people will provide in case someone is crazed enough to pay a mid-four-digit price for it. Many thought she was trying for the Nutcracker Toy Soldier look, and others dug up a poster of the Patriots football team, which she also was a ringer for.
CNN wasn’t interested in having the lovely KellyAnn on this coming Sunday news shows, as they finally admitted that her every word uttered is either a falsehood or the set up for a lie. There is no getting a truthful statement from the woman, using the term loosely.
This is also true for everyone else in the White House. But the others at least try to act as if they’re interested in the truth, while they lie.
I hope I can get to sleep sometime soon, I keep lying down and just laying there, awake, maybe napping a little in between being awake. Boring!
@Betty Cracker: It’s only 14 days of this administration. Saturday morning is the first day of the third week. Isn’t that amazing? It already feels like months.
Dumb question, but one I don’t know the answer to:
How do you find out about DC-area protests ahead of time? Redshift’s pix in the earlier thread called this to mind. Whenever that protest was (last night?), seeing his/her pix was the first I knew about it. And similarly for the march last weekend – when I saw the photos afterwards, my reaction was, I coulda been there, if I’d known it was happening. (I live in the DC area.) So what’s the trick to finding out about these things in time to take part?
@opiejeanne: Yes, it does. People say the presidency ages the occupant of the Oval Office. This presidency is aging the citizens!
@Aleta: There’s a bowling green in just about every Scottish village — I’d better be preparing myself, obviously. Problem is, I don’t get to have a gun, so will have to arm myself with a toasting fork or something similar.
@cosima: I wasn’t sure which Bowling Green she was talking about at first. There’s one in Ohio, and one in Virginia, and probably a couple of other states but I really need to go to sleep soon so I’m not going to hunt for all of them.
At first when I heard her comment I wondered what my very distant cousins in NC were up to, but then I remembered that the town there is called Blowing Rock. No idea why.
@Betty Cracker: I have taken to blogging about whatever the fools have done now, and recipes of what I cooked each day. It’s sort of helping, but it’s also just mind-blowing to look back at the sins I’ve listed knowing I’ve missed half of them and they are STILL a huge pile of shit. Ugh.
Maybe it’s a new Team Trump cheer-leading uniform or outfit. In line with the new edict about women dressing in “proper women’s attire”.
I have enough trouble ducking and dodging the continual downpour of absolute bullshit flowing from Trump and his jester’s without trying to divine what they might possible have had in mind. I try to focus my disgust on the main issues and just settle for dumb-founded disbelief or amusement with the rest.
@low-tech cyclist: If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, join / follow your local Indivisible group, which you can find here.
@opiejeanne: Bowling Green, Kentucky. One of the few places that might make Bowling Green OH look good by comparison…
I believe that Ivanka is more or less the only person on earth by whom Donald would not object to being outdone/eclipsed by. Which actually is normal… what’s not normal is how resentful and jealous he’d be if Don Jr. or Eric outshone him. (Too early to say about the younger two).
My initial response to the Jared/Ivanka politico leak: they unleashed a monster and want credit for clipping one of its toenails.
@DissidentFish: I picked up on it being Kentucky pretty quickly. I haven’t been to either of those Bowling Greens, but I have been to Blowing Rock, NC. We were visiting an online friend and we stopped there, looking for a restroom. Our host jokingly told me to knock on a door and tell them I was their cousin. I asked him the name of the place; when he told me I laughed and said I probably have a lot of cousins in that town. Really distant ones.
The presidents have aged gradually over a period of years. Trump is aging people in a matter of days. I hated George W, but he was nothing like Trump. Along with his fellow liars Spicer, Bannon, and especially Conway, who can keep up with her boss in both frequency and magnitude of lies, Trump’s nonstop assault on the truth is exhausting.
I’m sorry but the NYTimes political reporters remain horrible. Come on. Ivanka and Kushner placed that story. They may as well take out ads.
@DissidentFish: If you look back too the kings of England, esp the Hapsburgs, all the kings were “not to be outdone” by their heirs. It is a very common theme among the ultra rich (who think of themselves as kings) to be suspicious of the next in line, esp the males.
The only male heir my FIL gets along with is my husband, who took himself out of the running by pursuing a totally different career than his father and brothers. The other males are scorned and berated on a regular basis much the same way Trumps male heirs are. If one of them had gone into medicine or engineering instead of business, they too might be treated with the same pair of kid gloves as Ivanka.
Why buy the chicken, when you can get the eggs for free?
Since Baud isn’t on this thread, “The NYT is garbage”.
@J R in WV: Saw a poster of Kellyanne in the toy soldier outfit captioned, “This is what happens when you lose all your gay friends.”
It’s gross that they’re turning this into a branch of the business. It’s just bad, sleazy behavior and everyone is too afraid to call them on it.
I love how arbitrary this all is- the rights of whole groups of people are dependent on the whims of the Trump Family.
I guess Ivanka and Jared aren’t interested in refugees? Thank God for judges, is all I can say. At least one branch is still functioning.
@Betty Cracker: Looks like it’s all Facebook in my area. I’ve succeeded in avoiding Facebook so far. Damn.
@opiejeanne: It has been months. Coverage of Trump has been almost universally non-stop since Wednesday November 9, 2016.
I remember when Obama said, “we have one President at a time…” in 2008. Didn’t apply to Donnie, though, of course. No sensible convention applies to Donnie…
KAC is a pathological monster who should be shunned. CNN saying no is a tiny start.
(Will the rest of the national press even start boycotting the stream of lies from Trump and his minions?)
@Gindy51: Thinking of the body count if Don Jr or Eric had gone into medicine or engineering. Truly impressive. Yooge.
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@Gindy51: I know about the Saxons, Plantagenets, Tudors, Stuarts, the Protectorship of Cromwell, and the house of Hanover, now Windsor. When were the Hapsbergs kings of England?
They were Austrian…
@No One You Know:
I think maybe she means the Hanovers? Their father-son feuds were already notorious by the time George I took the throne.
@EBT: On behalf of all Propecia/Finasteride users, thanks so much for questioning our masculinity :)
@Aleta: Oh, my, god. Conway has gone from Alice Hamilton Wizard of Oz lookalike to famished pterodactyl.
I generally think we shouldn’t be appearancist, but jeebus her internal evil is busting out all over.
J R in WV
@No One You Know:
I’m no expert on the Royal linages of Europe. But I would bet that the German Royalty and the Austrian-Hungarian Royalty were related by serious blood ties.