Thursday, July 20, 2017

Random Musings

We ate breakfast together; drove to work together; came home together; ate dinner together. Then, as we’re sitting down in the living room Carlos says to me:
“You got your new glasses.”
“Uh, no, they’ll come in on Friday.”
“Are you sure? Those look like the new ones.”
"Uh, I’ve been wearing these for two years, so, yeah, I’m pretty sure they’re not the new ones that don’t come in until Friday.”
“They look like the new ones.”
And that’s when I reach for a cartoon frying pan to hit him in the head.
So, the foul New Jersey Governor, Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie, attended a Mets game last night and caught a foul ball.

He was instantly booed ... so he opened wide and ate the ball.

Just sayin’.
So, now that the GOP, in control of the White House, the Senate and the House, cannot get their shiz together to pass a healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act, they have now set their sights on a repeal only mentality.

And it’s a worse idea than GOPDon’tCare ... according to the Congressional Budget Office repealing Obamacare would lead to 27 million uninsured in 2020, and 32 million uninsured by 2026. The CBO also projected that average premiums in the individual health insurance market would rise by about 25% next year, and inch over 50% higher in 2020, doubling by 2026.

Why not just repeal and replace the GOP? Problem solved.
So, _____’s lawyer tried to make the claim that the Secret Service was in attendance at Junior’s secret Collusion Meeting with the Russians last year, but the U.S. Secret Service is saying it ain’t so.

The President-For-Now’s lawyer asked:
“I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”
The Secret Service snapped back saying Junior “was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

Nice try, ambulance chaser. Now sit down.
In the Nothing To See Here File ... After his much-publicized, two-plus-hour meeting at the G20 with Vladi­mir Putin, it appears that _____ also met informally, and secretly, with Putin for an additional hour later the same day.

The second meeting went unreported at the time.

Like I said, Nothing To See Here ... Except More _____ Lies.
Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic gold medalist, reality show whore, has-been and ALLEGED transgender activist, is said to be thinking of running for the U.S. Senate representing California.

Seriously? Do we need another reality-show-whore with little experience in politics?

Caitlyn, if you wanna help the Trans community, or the LGBT community, why not do it out of the limelight instead of trying to live your life on TV.

California needs real representatives, not Fake Ones ... like soap actor and underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr. who is considering a run to represent the southern central coast and most of Ventura County in Congress.

Dear god ....
In This Can’t Be Good News ... new federal filings show that President _____’s re-election campaign is paying Junior’s defense attorney.

So the reelection money is for Junior’s legal defense? Huh?

And even more odd, is that the money was paid to Junior’s lawyers before the story of his lies and collusion hit the news, which kinda makes it look like they all knew the shiz was headed for the fan.

Lying _____’s? Say it ain’t so.
Delta Airlines has apologized via Twitter to hate-monger Ann Coulter after her Twitter meltdown over having to give up her seat ... and move over two seats, on a recent Delta flight.

Delta Tweeted:
“We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30.”
Then they added:
“Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.”
Snap.
Yes, we’re still watching Will. It’s not as corny and cheese-filled after episode one and, Shallow Bob, there are so hot guys in it and it’s on TNT so you get some bare butts.

Hot Guys; Bare Butts. Two of my Go-To Wants in a TV show ... especially when there is some man-on-man TNT-type action.

So, this week we saw Mattias Inwood and his, dare I exaggerate, glorious ass. Along with Max Bennett as a priest ... a very hot priest.

So, yeah, Shallow Bob is still watching.
Well, it looks like Ryan Lochte, the bubble-brained swimmer who filed a fake police report in Rio last year to hide the fact he, and his friends, were a bunch of drunken vandals, will not be going to jail after all. He was cleared of all charges after an appeals court threw out the criminal charge against the moron.

Still, the idiot paid a fine for being a douche and also received a ten-month suspension from USA Swimming; oh, and Speedo, Ralph Lauren, and GentleLase hair removal system dropped him as their spokes-dumbass.

Now can he go away?
In the wake of his healthcare failure, his Iran failure, and his general failure at being the least bit presidential, _____ has decided to hold another one of his Ego Boosting Rallies to make him feel better.

Couldn’t Ivanka just have given him an ice cream cone and let him watch TV for an extra hour that night?
I’d like to thank the academy ... Oh, it’s not an Oscar, but a Blogger Award. Well,  okay, so what do I have to do?

Put the award image on my blog. Done.

List the rules. Um, okay ... ?

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Thanks Toni at Wandering and Wondering

Also mention the creator of the award and provide a link; creator? Well, apparently, the creator was our Almighty Go .... Okoto Enigma, whoever that may be.

Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  1. I’ve never been arrested, but it’s not for lack of trying; thinking back on things I did in my impetuous youth, I am still amazed that I made it this far without jail time, or being killed. What can I say; I was wild as a younger queerling.
  2. These days I am likely to be in bed before 10:30 PM. But then I’m up by 6AM, so, you know, I need my beauty rest.
  3. As a child, staying at home with my sister as a babysitter, I convinced her there was a man in our yard, thinking she’d take us to the neighbor’s house and we could go swimming; instead, she called the police, to whom I instantly lied and repeated the story. I didn’t tell my sister, or parents, the truth until the Statute of Limitations was up.
Nominate other bloggers. I’ll nominate you all! You get an award! And you get an award! You get one, too! Look at me! I’m Oprah!

Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, plus one weird or funny question. ... why don’t y’all take a shot at these questions ...
  1. What author would you want to write your biography? Bob Smith because he’s gay and funny and named Bob
  2. If your life was a movie, what would the theme song be? I Am What I Am ... or maybe Rose’s Turn ... or And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going!
  3. Destiny or Free Will? I’ll take a soupcon of both, please.
  4. Have you ever read a book that truly changed your life? I don’t know if it changed my life, but How Long Has This Been Going On by Ethan Mordden made me want to know more about The Gays and our history.
  5. Who/What has had the greatest impact on your life? My parents; I learned about the simple things from them: love, for yourself and others.
  6. Funny/weird question: If you could bring any fictional character to life, who would you choose? Margo Channing, because she and I would be besties.

Share a link to my blog's best post. These might not be the best, but they're the ones that stick with me the most ...Hurt ... Random Musings ... Singular ... Shake The Etch-A-Sketch ... and of course ... Mr. and Mr.
Carlos got done talking with his Aunt Gloria last night and told me she had wanted to change the beneficiaries on her life insurance policy. She wanted him in charge, and then she’d leave instructions on how to split up the money. Then he looked at me and said
“You’re a contingency beneficiary?”
“What? Why?”
“If something happens to me, you’ll get the money.”
“Excuse me ...”
“Why?”
“I need to Google ‘undetectable poisons.’”
Why the man loves me I do not know .... 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Architecture Wednesday: Newburg Residence

It’s been so steamy here in Smallville I wanted to get away to somewhere a little cooler ... maybe on a lake ... maybe in the woods. And so this home, a single-family 1,650 square foot main house, with a 550 square foot guest house, was the answer.

The house is sited beside an overgrown, man-made pond on the owners’ 88 acre vineyard—vineyards mean wine, another plus—that was not conducive to cultivation. So the owners hired an architect to make the pond and the home a single entity in which to enjoy and connect with the wild creatures that come to the water.

A Douglas Fir and steel bridge was placed across the north end of the pond, which was enlarged and loosely ordered to appear more natural beside the structure of the residence.

Visitors park about 150 feet away, then walk through the forest to the bridge that crosses a small section of the pond and ends at the main entry. Through the front door one instantly experiences the broad vista of the pond.

The home itself is a simple steel frame carrying a wooden roof structure; the primary box houses a kitchen, living, dining room and master bedroom. A mudroom connects the home to the garage while the guest house is connected by an outdoor covered walkway. The home faces South to capture the light and the warmth of the Pacific Northwest, while radiant heating in the floors makes winters toasty.

It’s a simple house, a box really, but sited next to the pond, the owners have seen dragonflies, crawfish, Rainbow trout, bats, Cedar waxwings, a blue heron they call Herman, Wood ducks, hawks, garter snakes, possum, deer, raccoons, and coyotes.

Luckily you can see them from the inside of the house, you know, especially the snakes and the coyotes!

How Team ____ Helped Putin Conceal His Attack On Our Election

So, we’re all clear on the fact that _____ colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 campaign, right?

I mean, maybe he didn’t know he was doing it, because, as I believe, he’s basically an idiot with the attention span of a fruit fly who surrounds himself with smart people to do the work and take the heat for him.

But, let’s be completely queer, knowing about it or not, _____ aided and abetted Russia’s war on US democracy by continuously ignoring evidence and denying Moscow’s role in the criminal hacking of  the Democratic National Committee and the release of stolen emails.

Basically, as I said, he played dumb, because he is dumb; but even dumb guys go to jail because, as my friend Judge Judy says, “Ignorance is not a defense.”

And now the news last week of Junior’s emails revealing that he, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort joined what they believed was a secret Russian government meeting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton shows that the _____ campaign went far beyond creating a political climate favorable to Putin’s assault on democracy; the _____ team actually protected Russian intelligence while it was hacking computers and stealing information and it’s clear that many in the _____ camp knew it was happening all along and did nothing.

The emails prove that in the first week of June 2016, Junior, Kushner, and Manafort, who the previous month had been named _____’s campaign chairman and chief strategist, learned of a Russian plot to help _____ become president. Each of these men received an email from Rob Goldstone—a talent manager who helped broker the deal for _____’s Miss Universe contest to be held in Moscow in 2013—and the message was clear: ______’s business partner in Russia—and remember _____ has said he has no business dealings with Russia—billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, had been told by Russia’s national prosecutor that the Putin regime wanted to give _____ negative material on Clinton.

Goldstone said:
“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. _____.” 
After the email, came a June 9, 2016, meeting between Junior, Kushner and Manafort and a Russian attorney that Junior now claims yielded no useful information. But how can we believe him when he blatantly lied for months that a meeting with Russians ever took place?

Still, let’s say the meeting was a bust, but _____’s henchmen still learned that Putin was Team _____ and looking to help him win releasing allegedly damaging material about Clinton.  That’s a fact; it was in an email to Junior. And then, five days later, the news broke that the DNC had been hacked and cyber experts, hired by the DNC pointed to Russian intelligence as the culprit.

So, how did _____ respond? With this statement:
 “We believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader.”
Think on that ... Junior, Kushner and Manafort had learned days earlier that the Russians were targeting Clinton and when it actually happened, the _____ campaign suggested the hack was a hoax cooked up by the DNC.

On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks released 22,000 hacked DNC emails, causing havoc at Democratic convention. But, with even more cyber experts concluding that Russian intelligence was behind the hack, the DNC and Clinton campaign officials immediately raised the issue that Putin was meddling in the election.

The _____ campaign, however, began spinning the story differently ... two days later Manafort went on ABC’s This Week  and, when asked if there were connections between the _____ campaign and the Putin regime, said:
“No, there are not, and, you know, there’s no basis to it.”
It had been six weeks since he met with the Russians who told him they wanted to help _____ win the election, so clearly, he was lying. But Junior was even angrier; when asked by CNN about the Clinton campaign’s theory that Russia hacked the DNC as part of a plot to benefit his father, he said:
“It’s disgusting. It’s so phony … I can’t think of bigger lies. That exactly goes to show you what the DNC and what the Clinton camp will do. They will lie and do anything to win.”
Again, this was six weeks after being told Russia wanted to help Daddy. Both of these men knew Putin wanted to help _____, and had been to a meeting where they were told they would receive such information, and yet they both lied about it, saying there had been no contacts.

So, what we have is Paul Manafort and Junior, and Kushner by his silence, providing cover for Putin’s operation to steal an election. That’s clear. And the next day, _____ himself did what he does best, Tweet:
“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me.”
Say what? Putin likes you? You said before you’d never met him, and now you’re saying he likes you? Is that because Junior told you so after his secret meeting? A day later, he tried to spin it differently:
“In order to try and deflect the horror and stupidity of the Wikileakes [sp] disaster, the Dems said maybe it is Russia dealing with _____. Crazy!”
Now, to be fair, as of now, there is no evidence that _____ knew about the June 9 meeting or the email chain that brought it about, though it does seem highly unlikely that no one mentioned it to him even once, especially since we know the meeting had been put in motion by _____’s Russian business partner. So at the time of these Tweets, _____ could have known that the Putin regime had informed his campaign he was on _____’s side and wanted to assist him secretly.

But, again, if _____ didn’t know, those Tweets of his show that Junior, Kushner and Manafort were allowing _____ to make claims that the Russian connection was false when they knew otherwise. Manafort kept up the disinformation campaign on July 27 while appearing on CBS This Morning:
“We have no relationship [with Russia]. The real issue isn’t even the Democratic National Committee’s server being hacked; the real issue is her server.”
And so, in the following months, the _____ campaign stuck to that narrative; in each debate, _____ claimed Russia was not behind the hack and, after the election, he refused to accept the US intelligence community’s finding that Russia had meddled in the election to help him win the White House and that’s where he began his “fake news” mantra.

But, again, Junior’s emails prove that _____’s advisors had direct inside information that Putin was willing to do whatever necessary to ensure a _____ victory. And every time they discounted that idea they were lying, plain and simple.

Now, while it’s unclear, to some, that the _____ team committed any crime, the law maintains that a person who helps a criminal conceal a crime, or who even fails to report a crime, is known as an accessory after the fact.

Another fact? Junior, Kushner, and Manafort helped keep Russia’s operation a secret by not reporting what they knew; they were, and here’s that word again, complicit. And whether _____ knew about the meeting beforehand—and remember it was inside his building in New York and he was in the building at the time—or found out about it later, he, along with Junior, Kushner, and Manafort, held back that information, allowing the Russian interference to continue and the election to be hacked.

That’s clear. That’s collusion. That should be enough to remove this buffoon from office.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dear Gay Republicans: Here Are 25 Ways _____ Has Attacked Our Community In Six Months

I’ve often said I don’t get Gay Republicans, Log Cabin Republicans, whatever. I mean, sure I get that they are other things to consider when voting for someone, other than their stance on LGBTQ issues, but how can you goose-step along with a party that treats you with such disdain, or downright hatred, just because you have conservative values?

So, this is for you, Gay Republicans, and Gay Democrats who didn’t vote last November and allowed that fool to gain access to the White House ... here are 25 ways that President [For Now] _____ his administration has attacked the LGBTQ community since taking office on January 20:
1.20.17 - Minutes after _____ was sworn in, any of the LGBTQ community was erased from White House, Department of State, and Department of Labor websitesYes, you were erased ... you no longer exist.
 1.27.17 – A week later, _____ issued an executive order to indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States. This ban includes LGBTQ refugees fleeing the nation in fear of discrimination. 
2.02.17 - After previously committing to protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination—remember when he said, after Orlando, that he would be our greatest ally—_____ and his administration had drafted a "License to Discriminate" executive order which to allow across-the-board discrimination against the LGBTQ community. 
2.22.17 - With help of Keebler Elf, and Attorney General, Jeff Session, _____ rescinded Title IX protections for transgender students in our nation's schools. 
3.20.17 – The _____ Administration erases the LGBTQ community from The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants and the Annual Program Performance Report for Centers for Independent Living, key surveys that are used to help provide care to American seniors.
3.24.17 - _____ appointed anti-LGBTQ activist and former Heritage Foundation employee Roger Severino to lead the Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office, putting the LGBTQ community at risk of losing access to critical and affordable health care.
3.28.17 – In his proposed budget, _____ planned to cut HIV and AIDS research funding under the National Institutes of Health.
3.28.17 - The _____ Administration cancels plans to add the LGBTQ community to its upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, a survey conducted every decade by the federal government to help collect data about living Americans and the United States of America. Again, we don’t count.
4.10.17 – The _____ Administration appointed James Renne, a Bush-era staffer involved in an anti-LGBTQ purge of gay government employees, to a senior role at the Department of Agriculture.
4.14.17 - The _____ Administration files to dismiss a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against the LGBTQ community in response to HB2, despite the similarities of the HB142 replacement.
 5.4.17 - _____ signs a "religious liberty" executive order. Although it doesn’t target LGBTQ Americans, it is the first step in what could be a broader permission slip for discrimination against the overall LGBTQ community. 
 5.8.17 – The Department of Agriculture issues a new "religious freedom" policy statement, a move praised by the anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council. “Religious freedom” is conservative religious code for anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
 5.22.17 - The _____ Administration grants White House press credentials to a "reporter" from Infowars, a conspiracy outlet that regularly peddles dangerous, offensive, and anti-LGBTQ content. 
 5.23.17 - The _____ Administration reveals their budget which includes proposed slashes to programs and departments critical to the LGBTQ community, including Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Disease Control’s HIV and AIDS programs.
 6.1.17 - _____ declines to issue a presidential proclamation designating June as LGBTQ Pride Month, breaking with an eight-year precedent set by President Barack Obama.
 6.15.17 - The Department of Education rolls back the Office for Civil Rights' expansive approach to investigating civil rights complaints that protect LGBTQ students and other marginalized communities from discrimination at school.
 6.15.17 - The Department of Education invites Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, two anti-LGBTQ organizations, to be speakers for a day-long conference on engaging fathers in their children’s education and welfare.
 6.15.17 - Department of Commerce removes sexual orientation and gender identity from the agency's Equal Employment Policy; after fiercely vocal opposition, Commerce Secretary Ross changed it back.
 6.16.17 - An obtained internal memo from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights reveals guidelines to dismiss complaints about bathroom access filed by transgender students. 
 6.17.17 - Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned saying _____ "simply does not care" about combating the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
 6.27.17 - The _____ Administration failed to mention the LGBTQ community in their National HIV Testing Day statement. 
 6.28.17 - The Department of Justice rejected reporters from covering a DOJ Pride event hosted by LGBTQ affinity groups for federal workers.
 6.29.17 - Reports surface that _____ hired anti-transgender activist, Bethany Kozma, to the Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Rights at the US Agency for International Development. Let that sink in ... anti-trans, gender equality.
7.10.17 – In a closed-door and unannounced opportunity, _____ poses for a photograph with notorious anti-LGBTQ activists who wish to promote so-called “religious exemptions” that would harm LGBTQ Americans across the nation.
7.12.17 – _____ grants a one-on-one interview with Pat Robertson, a longtime anti-LGBTQ activist and Televangelist.
There you have it ... six months in office and look at the damage he has inflicted on the LGBTQ community; and if you think he’s done, if he stays in office, there will surely be more because he’s out to kiss the ass of his base: evangelicals and Christian zealots.

And, to make this perfectly queer, in my mind, if you call yourself a Christian and you support a three-times married serial adulterer who gropes women, objectifies women, sexually harasses women, mocks the disable, paints an entire country as drug dealers and rapists and an entire faith as terrorists, you cannot be Christian.

And if you call yourself a gay American yet support a regime that had worked blatantly, and secretively, to deny you rights, then you can’t really call yourself gay; because sitting back and doing nothing with _____ and his henchmen try to put us back in the closet, or worse, is like sitting at home watching the Nazi’s march through Germany and thinking the uniforms are pretty.

You’re complicit.

Is Ivanka Involved In RussiaGate?

Well, maybe Eric is the “smart” one after all ...

It appears that even _____’s favorite child, the one with the rockin’ hard bod, the “champion” he’d date if only he wasn’t her father, Ivanka _____ may have broken the law by submitting government documents that omitted the same key information about Daddy’s campaign contacts with Russia that her husband, Jared Kushner, is now under fire for.

See, Jared omitted several contacts with Russia—even this last one with Junior and the lawyers and the Russian operatives—when he submitted the paperwork to receive a security clearance after joining Daddy _____’s administration. And now folks are saying that Ivanka failed to disclose that same information when she became Daddy's caregiver handler aide.

Perhaps she thought those women working in Chinese sweatshops should fill out the paperwork for her; after all, she pays them six bucks a day to work for her.

As Democratic Congressman—Don Beyer—said:
“We learned this week that Ivanka _____’s husband, Jared Kushner, updated his filing of that form three times ... most recently to include the June 2016 meeting ... Did Ivanka Trump disclose that meeting on her initial SF-86 filing?”

Yes, every time Jared got nailed for not disclosing his meetings, plural, with Russian officials, he’d go back and change his paperwork in an effort to be post-transparent, you know, telling the truth after you get caught, which is something the whole family seems to do ... except, for now, Eric.

Beyer then asked if Ivanka has updated her security clearance paperwork to reflect all of the meetings Jared failed to disclose?

See, the form in question specifically indicates that foreign contacts by spouses should be noted, and since Ivanka is Jared’s spouse .... and since she is “an adviser to the President of the United States, we hold people in such a position to a very high standard.”

One that it appears every single member of that family of grifters and con artists and criminals and sweatshop owners, has failed to live up to.

I wonder if prison has a family discount.

As details of the meeting between Junior—with Jared and Paul Manafort and at least five others, including Russian lawyers and operatives—broke, Ivanka and Kushner conveniently left Washington for a conference with elite tech and media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Apparently that trip is chafing many members of _____’s team who wonder why it is that Jared and Ivanka, two high-profile members of the administration, leave town when it gets too hot.

And that may mean more and more people would be willing to talk about the lies and deceptions going on at the top.

Again, prison would be too good for this band of thugs.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Chuckles

Yes, Russia; yes, healthcare; yes, collusion. But, sometimes, you just gotta laugh at the buffoonery that goes on and so, to start off the week, I want to giggle, for a minute ....

It appears that ______ thinks deleting emails is worse than one actual email showing that Junior and his campaign colluded with Russia to help him win the election and so he Tweeted about it and, well, Twitter came for him:
Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?”—@realDonald_____
First of all, _____ was also “tipped off” about debate questions during the GOP primary, and that may mean he was also given some questions prior to debates with Hillary. And, secondly, Hillary Clinton did nothing that former Secretaries of States Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice also did by using private email servers to receive classified information. Plus, W’s administration deleted 22 million emails without so much as a ‘What?’ from the GOP so, yeah, shut up.

And while Clinton’s emails were the story during the campaign, and _____ even suggested he’d prosecute her, he hasn’t done it because he can’t; the FBI cleared Clinton twice during their investigation.

So Twitter reminded him of that:
“Hillary Clinton did not take aid from a foreign government, you absolute tool.”(@AynRandPaulRyan)
 “Your son is going to jail. Get used to it.”—@evanoconnell
As bad as it is, getting questions to a debate in advance isn’t “illegal.” Get a better grip on the laws you were elected to uphold.”—@ChrChristensen
“It’s illegal to collude with a hostile power to hack an election. Not to get tipped off in a TV debate.”—@peterjukes
And my favorite, concise, yet cogent:
“Resign.”@NikolajSteen
Let’s move on to KellyAnneConway1.0, AKA Ann Coulter.

Coulter had a bad day on Saturday and so she took it out on the closest darker-skinned person she could find.

Coulter says that Delta Airlines gave her “extra room seat”—one with extra legroom—that she bought another passenger and moved her to a regular person seat and the meltdown followed ... via Twitter, of course:
Just when you think it’s safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta—@AnnCoulter
“Does your union hate you, @Delta? Not really worth spending all that money on planes when @Delta gate staff give your seat away.”—@AnnCoulter
Coulter then tweeted a photo of an African-American flight attendant who informed her that she didn’t know why Coulter’s seat was changed…
“Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?’ Flight attendant: “I don’t know.”—@AnnCoulter
And then she went after the woman who was sitting in the seat Coulter says was hers:
“@Delta didn’t give my extra room seat to an air marshall or tall person. Here’s the woman given my PRE-BOOKED seat.”—@AnnCoulter
Delta has no response but, according to Coulter, she was told there was some sort of emergency that made it necessary ... like, no one wanted to sit near Ann Coulter?

She doesn’t care, though:
“Hey @Delta, you mind telling me why it was an “emergency” to move someone else into the seat I had carefully chosen in advance and booked?”—@AnnCoulter
And then she kvetched about the WiFi:
Also, @Delta, your wifi doesn’t work — probably to prevent passengers from tweeting from the plane about how they’re being treated.”—@AnnCoulter
@JetBlue has free wifi and doesn’t wantonly remove passengers from their assigned seats, booked in advance FOR A REASON. @Delta sucks.”—@AnnCoulter
And she goes on ....
So glad I took time investigate the aircraft & PRE-BOOK a specific seat on @Delta, so some woman could waltz at the last min & take my seat.”—@AnnCoulter
“But at least @Delta was nice @ it, summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology.”—@AnnCoulter
“Suckiest @Delta moved me from my PRE-BOOKED SEAT & gave it to some woman, not elderly, child, or sick. I have pictures so don’t lie, @Delta!”—@AnnCoulter
If she was hoping to hurt Delta’s ticket sales, she failed:
United: Man, airlines are taking a beating on Twitter.
American: WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!Delta: We’ll mess with Ann Coulter.”—@HITEXECUTIVE
“Holy shit, people hate Ann Coulter so much they’re willing to take the side of delta airline!!!! DELTA.”—@TheStephenPratt
God, imagine being trapped on a plane with Ann Coulter for hours. Everyone on that plane deserves a fucking medal.”—@cmclymer
“Ann Coulter is OK with 22 million people losing their health coverage. Just don’t ask her to move seats on a plane. That really sets her off.”—@RealDonalDrumpf
“I heard snowflake Ann Coulter have a tantrum back in coach. I asked the flight attendant to draw the curtain. Such loud trash back there!”—@BettyBowers
But seriously, I’m jealous of this woman. How many people get to say “Ann Coulter asked me for my seat on a plane. I told her to piss off.”—@fawfulfan
“Ann Coulter=”Blacks need to get over their victim mentality”Ann Coulter has to change seats on Delta=”Oh my God, I’m being victimized!”—@tariqnasheed
 “I would fly Delta specifically because they pissed off Ann Coulter.”—@KEthePE
And in one swift move Delta regains all the good will they lost by bumping Ann Coulter.”—@ChadJohann
 “Farts are funny and bring joy. Ann Coulter is what a painful, constipated wheeze of a dry, bloodied sphincter would sound like.”—@jordanzakarin
I’d be mad if @Delta, without warning, sat Ann Coulter next to me.”—@cbn2
 “Ann Coulter is having a dispute with @Delta ,apparently her broom is in the shop this week. #ObviousJoke.”—@ChubbyWaiter
 Gosh, I love a funny TwitRage!

Now, back to _____, another diva who thinks he deserves special treatment.

See, he was set to visit the United Kingdom until he found out that people there hate him just as much, or more, than people here, and so he cancelled the visit.

But the lure of riding in a golden carriage—and that’s not a euphemism for giving a golden shower to a Russian hooker—proved too strong for _____ and so he placed a call to British Prime Minister Theresa May and said:
“I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa.”
And she replied:
“Well, you know what the British press are like.”
And so that’s when _____ demanded that May “fix it” to make sure he only gets cheering crowds and wide praise during a trip to England.
“I still want to come, but I’m in no rush. So, if you can fix it for me, it would make things a lot easier. When I know I’m going to get a better reception, I’ll come and not before.”
Seriously. This is the President [for now] of the United States refusing to visit an ally because the press and the people there don’t like him.

If it only it worked that way here we’d never see or hear of this Toddler Tyrant again.

Remember when the Pussy Groper was in France last week and met the country’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, and said:
“You’re in such good shape.”
And then turned to her husband, President Emmanuel Macron, and said:
“She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”
Most people know you don’t say to someone you’re meeting for the first time how great their shape is, and you don’t tell that person’s spouse the same thing as though you’re commenting on a prize show dog, but that’s our _____.

But Reebok stepped up to give Pussy Groper some pointers:
“In case you were wondering when it IS appropriate to say, ‘You’re in such good shape ... beautiful.’"
“For instance, if you’re in an elevator with a woman, it’s probably not a good idea. Introducing yourself to your mother-in-law? At the gym working out in the vicinity of a woman? Nope — none of that.”
“Are you a world leader greeting the spouse of a head of state?” — Nope.”
Kinda common sense, no? I mean, for everyone on the planet who doesn’t think because he’s ALLEGEDLY rich he can sexually assault women, it’s common sense. And yet it made no sense to conservatives, who tried coming for Reebok:
“You should stick with selling shoes and stay out of politics, just lost a customer. #MAGA”—Pam (@pmseever)
I guess, Pam, whom I’m guessing is female, wouldn’t mind _____ looking up and down at her daughter like a show pony and commenting on her shape? Siddown Pam.
Good example of why Reebok is a has been.”—Patrick Reagan @Reagan6Patrick
Apparently Patrick thinks treating women with respect is out of date? May explain why Patrick never gets a date.
Just what I needed today, a sporting goods company lecturing me on when I can compliment a woman like.”—Bert Kallio @bert_kallio
Oh, Bert, you should meet Pam.
Is that you trolling our @POTUS? More reason NOT to like you or buy your overpriced crap!”—Saltwater P @_____GirlStrong
_____GirlStrong? Really?
“Won’t be buying any Reebok’s for my family anymore. You should have stuck to selling shoes. You may lose the red shaded areas as customers.”—Ex-DemLatina @terrymendozer
Not a loss, really, since most of the Red Areas that support Pussy Groper are some of the poorest areas in the country.
When is it appropriate for a gym shoe company to get political…….NEVER!”— Steph @sa55m55a
Actually, it wasn’t politics at all, it was good manners ... which _____ lacks.
“jesus christ the world today. a brand about hot ass women in sportswear is fucking posting this. I swear to god I will never buy a rebok.”—B. Martin @crushedatoma
Um, B? May I call you B? With all the time you’ll save not shopping Reebok maybe you should take a course in grammar and spelling?

So, these “deplorables” are threatening to boycott Reebok ... like they did to Starbucks and Kellogg’s and all those other companies to no avail.

Sit down, fools. None of you wears fitness gear for any other reason than you’ll have something stretchy that ties at the waist to slip into before you head to Wal-Mart to buy Pork Rinds, Pabst and The Enquirer.

Now, to finish off with a giggle about the _____ White House ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch parenting writer Aisha Sultan Tweeted this story last week:
My British-born husband takes his oath of citizenship today. In the packet for new Americans, the welcome letter from POTUS is from Obama.”
Yup, _____ & Co. have been in office six months now and still the Welcome Letter to new citizens is from President Obama.

Sadly, now that the truth is out there, I half-expect _____ to disavow the citizenship of anyone who got the Obama Welcome—especially if they’re the wrong color—until they receive the welcome letter from _____, written in Crayon. But since we’re laughing, let’s wander over to Twitter and see what they’re saying about the glitch:
"I get mine in a few weeks. Really hoping this doesn’t change between now and then.”—farazter
“Maybe [Obama] still is President and Ashton Kutcher is about to jump out and punk us all.”—Will Consuegra Esq.
I don’t know, but there’s a huge shower with Patrick Duffy inside being built on the National Mall …”—Larry Nemecek
“[_____’s Welcome Letter] would probably start with “Hey loser!” and pretty much go downhill from there.”Canucklehead
Because he doesn’t welcome them, unless he is going to marry them.”—Plague Doctor
But what we’re all really thinking is:
Congratulations to your husband! I also want to live where Obama is still POTUS.”Clotho
We can dream, right? And have a laugh?